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Kotaku Wednesday, June 1, 2022 5:10 PM

Look, we get that it's immature. We appreciate that a better site would rise above it. But we're not that site, and we can't not say it. Miraidon, one of the legendary Pokémon revealed in today's Pokémon Scarlet and Violet announcement, looks like a very fancy penis.


Kotaku Wednesday, June 1, 2022 4:40 PM

Whenever a new Pokémon trailer goes live, the internet's sleuths get busy. Info about these games tends to release in carefully curated bursts, sparking the sort of breathless speculation that leads to fans, um, mistakenly identifying a wheelbarrow as a previously undiscovered Pokémon. Today, hereby known as Holy…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 1, 2022 4:30 PM

Having Diablo in your pocket, playable at any time and anywhere, is a delicious and wonderful thing. It's also dangerous if you want to focus on anything else; Diablo Immortal's portability and accessibility come with a cost: a constant, nagging sense that the game really wants you to spend more money on it. And while…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 1, 2022 3:52 PM

If you're still playing Elden Ring and never want to stop, you're in luck. A new randomizer mod for PC changes up everything from item placement to boss locations. You can even transform every enemy into Malenia. Consider it the unofficial "new game plus" FromSoftware was too merciful to ship itself.


Kotaku Wednesday, June 1, 2022 3:30 PM

Today marks the tenth anniversary of Wit Studio, the anime production company who, with Attack on Titan, quickly established itself as a powerhouse in the anime industry. However, Wit's great body of work extends beyond the walls of its anime adaptation of AoT. Wit's also the driving force behind superb anime…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 1, 2022 2:55 PM

One of the most popular Steam games right now is V Rising, a vampiric action-survival role-playing game by Stunlock Studios. The game is tearing up the charts, with some 95,000 people playing it at any given time according to Steam Charts. Most telling, though, is V Rising's reception on Valve's PC gaming platform,…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 1, 2022 2:35 PM

A brief preview of Sonic Frontiers was enough to get folks talking about Breath of the Wild again, but now that we have more footage, it's clear what this upcoming game is all about. Sega finally listened to YouTube comments and hired one of those "remade in Unreal" guys.


Kotaku Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:00 PM

It's called a backlog—that long list of games you'll "get to someday" but ignore in favor of re-running roguelike dungeon crawler Hades yet again. Maybe you're planning for your backlog to swell soon amid the bombardment of new releases. Maybe it tripled in size thanks to a recent Steam sale. Whatever the case, a…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:46 PM

Nintendo just showed off its second trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and it looks like a great game! The starters are cute, the environments look a lot better than in Legends, and the professors are hot. Wait, what?


Kotaku Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:19 PM

The new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet trailer introduced players to three new exciting Pokémon, the fluffy and electric Pawmi, greasy, gasping Smoliv, and the lil' piggy Lechonk, who is already the subject of adoring fan art and odes of protection. But in this chonk eat chonk world, no one can protect the crusty-eyed pig…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 1, 2022 11:25 AM

Hot professors! Four-player co-op! Lechonk! Today, the Pokémon Company dumped a trove of info about the next mainline Pokémon versions for Switch, Scarlet and Violet, including the release date (November 18, 2022). But a new trailer also pulled back the curtain on the two new version-specific legendary Pokémon,


PCGamesN Wednesday, June 1, 2022 5:42 PM
     Arma Reforger patch fixes janky multiplayer animations

A new Arma Reforger update is out today, and it makes some welcome fixes to the military multiplayer game that should make playing online a smoother experience. We mean that literally: one issue players have run into with the early access game is that other characters' animations in multiplayer make them look like they're blinking in and out of existence, and today's patch should correct that particular bit of weirdness.

There are two specific changes aimed at correcting the smoothness of other players' animations, but several changes made in this update should make Arma Reforger more stable online overall, which should help with animation too. With this patch, the animation data you see will be from the owner of the character, rather than from the server. Another separate tweak has been made to "[improve] smoothness of characters in multiplayer."

There's a host of additional fixes and improvements in the patch as well: idle AI should be more aware of its surroundings from now on, and the explosives containers you come across in the Conflict game mode should actually contain explosives rather than "regular items."

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 1, 2022 4:57 PM
     Diablo Immortal server list for PC and mobile

Looking for the Diablo Immortal server list? The Diablo Immortal release time is here and as more players start checking out the RPG game, it can be difficult to log in successfully. Thankfully, Blizzard Entertainment has released a complete list of servers for different regions and languages, so you and your friends can work out which server to join for co-op dungeon-delving or brutal PvP brawls.

As the Diablo Immortal server list shows, the game has support for many different languages. You may want to ensure that the server you join has players that speak the same dialect. If performance is your priority, the server you pick should be one close to you to reduce latency.

When you first boot up Diablo Immortal, you're automatically assigned a server in your region. However, you can choose to change your Diablo Immortal server by clicking the arrow next to the server name, then using the options available to choose your region and server. Unfortunately, you can't transfer characters between servers, so choose carefully when you're starting out.

RELATED LINKS: Diablo Immortal tier list, Diablo Immortal system requirements, Best games like Diablo on PC

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 1, 2022 4:04 PM
     Warhammer 40K: Boltgun is a gory old-school homage to Doom

One of the big surprises during the Warhammer Skulls showcase this year was Warhammer 40K: Boltgun, a gloriously bloody FPS game designed to evoke the excess of classic shooters of the '90s. It's in development at Auroch Digital, and slated for release in 2023.

The Warhammer 40K: Boltgun trailer begins looking like it's about to introduce a new Life is Strange game: it's a cozy scene of an unseen person unpacking old belongings from cardboard boxes, eventually finding one that contains their old Warhammer 40K miniatures and games. In it, there's a 3.5" floppy diskette, lovingly labeled with a hand-drawn design.

The gameplay footage, by contrast, is pure '90s FPS grunge, with chunky pixels, enemies with just a few frames of animation each, and a bolt pistol that ejects a steady stream of piping hot brass (each casing even has the classic artifacting around the edge - heaven!) It looks like we'll be playing as a member of the Ultramarines, aerating our way through hordes of enemies that include daemons, cultists, and Chaos space marines as well.

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 1, 2022 3:46 PM
     Total Warhammer 3 Immortal Empires open beta set for fall 2022

Creative Assembly announced during Skulls Showcase 2022 that the Total War: Warhammer III Immortal Empires open beta is still slated for a Q3 2022 release date. That's sometime between July and September on Creative Assembly's calendar, and the development team promised more news closer to launch. The new mode will launch alongside the strategy game's 2.0 update, and while the team is still keeping quiet about specific release dates for now, we did get to see a new Immortal Empires trailer.

Total Warhammer III Immortal Empires combines maps and factions from all three Total Warhammer games into one gargantuan campaign. Before you start dreaming of clashes between the warriors of Kislev and the Vampire Coast's legions, there are a few important factors to keep in mind. You'll need to actually own all three games to get the full benefits from Immortal Empires, and they need to be on the same storefront – Epic Games or Steam.

Don't expect peak performance or full features when the beta launches later in 2022, though, and possibly not for a while after.

RELATED LINKS: Total War: Warhammer 3 DLC, Total War: Warhammer 3 races, Total War: Warhammer 3 review

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:15 PM
     Vermintide 2 Chaos Wastes expand with free Be'lakor update

Rat-smashing co-op game Vermintide 2 is getting another big free update this month, expanding the already substantial Chaos Wastes expansion developer Fatshark added last year. The update, due to launch June 14, adds the daemon prince Be'lakor, who will influence players' journeys through the Chaos Wastes in a number of evil ways.

Developer Fatshark revealed the forthcoming Be'lakor expansion for Vermintide 2 during the Warhammer Skulls stream June 1, and provided a peek at some of the new features coming with the update. The semi-roguelike Chaos Wastes mode will get some new boons and traits, as well as some new enemies called Shadow Champions. Fatshark hasn't said much about these adversaries, but point out that they have "no warm and fuzzy feelings towards the players."

Be'lakor, who you may remember as the primary antagonist in Total War: Warhammer III, also comes with a new level called the Temple of Shadows, where the Ubersreik Five (or four) will "take on all the full force of Be'lakor." Be'lakor also provides a new level theme, and two new curses.

RELATED LINKS: Vermintide 2 release date, Vermintide 2 Chaos, Vermintide 2 careers

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:06 PM
     Warhammer 40K: Darktide's new trailer teases hero abilities

The Warhammer 40K: Darktide release date is now just a couple short months away, and Fatshark has opened up pre-orders for two editions of the upcoming co-op game, set in the hive city of Tertium. To mark the occasion, there's a brand new trailer out now for Darktide that debuted during the Warhammer Skulls stream June 1.

The new trailer, called 'Rejects Will Rise,' provides some all-new details about Darktide's backstory and setting. The clip begins with a train hurtling along elevated tracks toward the undercity, all of its cars belching toxic green smoke. The smoke poisons anyone who breathes it in, changing them to zombified servants of Chaos and threatening to consume the entire city.

That's where our noble band of heroes comes in, except in Darktide, they're not really heroes - as frequent Warhammer novelist and Darktide co-writer Dan Abnett explained to us, Darktide's heroes are all convicts with nothing left to lose, and who absolutely must learn to rely on each other if they're ever going to survive.

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:41 PM
     Team Fortress 2 mods return following silence from Valve

Two popular Team Fortress 2 mods are back after their creators reopened downloads, both citing Valve's lack of communication with regards to plans to bring their projects to Steam in a more official capacity. Open Fortress and TF2 Classic halted downloads in September 2021 "due to an arrangement with Valve." Their teams have both posted statements to their respective websites saying that they are intending to resume service until they hear otherwise from the FPS game's developer.

Both teams say that they closed their mods for the multiplayer game down after receiving an email from Valve asking them to suspend operations. According to both development teams, discussions were underway to bring the projects to Steam as officially-recognised mods. However both say that they've heard no contact from Valve since the initial discussions, despite attempting to contact them on multiple occasions through several different avenues of communication.

Eminoma Team, the creators of TF2 Classic, a mod aiming to recreate the feel of the game during its first year, posted a lengthy statement to the mod's website talking about the difficulties they have faced over the downtime. The team states: "On March 10, around six months after their last reply, we decided to send a final email announcing that we plan on opening our downloads back up until they re-affirm that they want us to keep them down. So our reasons for reopening are due, in short, to the lack of response from Valve."

RELATED LINKS: TF 2 system requirements, Best FPS shooters on PC, Best multiplayer games on PC

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:40 PM
     This Elden Ring mod eases the wait for Hollow Knight Silksong

A new Elden Ring mod should help ease the unrelenting torture that is the wait for another major Souls-like game - Hollow Knight: Silksong, as a modder has added fantastic versions of the new Hornet princess and Hollow Knight himself.

Hollow Knight: Silksong is the follow-up to Team Cherry's beloved action-adventure game and was announced back in 2019 - which is pretty much the last we heard of it, other than some silk-songs and the promise that it'll only come out "when it matches the quality" of Hollow Knight.

If you're itching to try Hornet, the princess-protector of Hallownest and new Silksong lead, Elden Ring modder Will Ryan has you covered. You can download this fantastic recreation of Hornet at Nexus Mods, as well as several versions of the original Hollow Knight - from perfect to terrifying. The mods overwrite several Elden Ring armour sets, such as Carian Knight for Hornet, as well as a few weapons and shields too.

RELATED LINKS: The best Elden Ring builds, Elden Ring bosses, The best Elden Ring classes

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:05 PM
     This Sims 4 build is a working Binley Mega Chippy

A fan of EA's premier life game has recreated Coventry's finest eating establishment, the Binley Mega Chippy, as a working The Sims 4 build. It's not just for show, either, as it's a proper functional restaurant in the building game - which only serves fish and chips, of course, sans the long queue of TikTok users.

The Binley Mega Chippy recreation is the work of Sims content creator Plumbella who, amongst many other creations, also created their own version of Love Island a while back. Now they're back with another hot property the British public loves - fish and chips. More specifically, a Sims 4 build of TikTok and meme star the Binley Mega Chippy.

If you can't make the pilgrimage to Coventry in person, you can download the town's ultimate food experience on The Sims 4 gallery website. It's a proper working restaurant for The Sims 4, with a size of 30 x 20 tiles and a cost just shy of 60,000 Simoleons - which sounds a little cheap now, given the chippy's sudden popularity.

RELATED LINKS: Best Sims 4 mods, Best Sims 4 sex mods, Play The Sims 4

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 1, 2022 11:52 AM
     Diablo Immortal release time: Here's when you can play on PC

The Diablo Immortal release time is just about upon us. The action RPG game was initially planned as a mobile-only entry in the venerable Diablo series, but Blizzard announced in April that a PC open beta was coming, too - and that it would launch alongside the mobile version.

Now that the Diablo Immortal release date is nigh, Blizzard has announced the global launch times as well. Due to the way mobile games are published and made available on various platforms' marketplaces, some users are already able to play on their phones. Most, however, will see it arrive at some point on June 2, although for certain time zones in Asia and Australia, that'll translate to June 3.

You can preload Diablo Immortal now, however. On PC, you'll find it in the Battle.net app. You'll probably see a splash screen pop up when you launch the app that takes you directly to the Diablo Immortal page, but if that doesn't happen for some reason, select the 'Games' tab, then find the Diablo Immortal tile, and click the install button.

RELATED LINKS: Diablo Immortal tier list, Diablo Immortal system requirements, Best games like Diablo on PC

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 1, 2022 11:45 AM
     Two Point Campus system requirements

The Two Point Campus system requirements are here to grade your gaming PC, but it thankfully doesn't take much to pass the game's specs test. In fact, the management game can technically run on graphics cards released over 10 years ago.

Developer Two Point Studios caters to rigs new, old, and older with the Two Points Campus system requirements. So long as your GPU is at least as powerful as an Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 6850, you should have no problem setting up your dream university. If you're unsure whether your pixel pusher qualifies, anything newer than a GT 1030 or RX 550 should do you just fine.

The rest of the Two Point Campus system requirements are similarly low, needing just 4GB of gaming RAM and a similarly small 6GB of storage space from the best SSD for gaming. While the game does work on Windows 7 64-bit operating systems, we'd strongly suggest you install Windows 11 or 10 instead to get it running at its best.

RELATED LINKS: Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 1, 2022 10:25 AM
     Fan's Lego Terraria build tackles bosses, mining escapades

Lego tributes are a popular way for fans to show love to their favourite games, and one crafting game enthusiast has done exactly that with a Lego Terraria build that they've been gradually fleshing out. Reddit user aaadvancednerd started off with a tiny little house concept based on the indie game and has gradually added more to their design in incremental chunks, building out a large scene over multiple instalments.

The first build aaadvancednerd posted to the RPG game's subreddit was a simple house with four walls, a chair, table, and crafting bench. It features the game's guide hiding inside while another figure tackles several slime enemies atop the structure's roof. The post proved popular, inspiring them to follow up with a scene of an armoured character holding off several zombies and flying demon eyes.

Fans responded that they'd particularly like to see the large Eye of Cthulhu boss recreated - and aaadvancednerd responded with an impressive design of two figures facing off against the giant, toothy monster. Their attention to detail is notable, closely replicating common build tricks and combat arena layouts used by players, and the builds make clever use of all manner of bricks and individual Lego studs to approximate the game's textures.

RELATED LINKS: Terraria Journey's End release date, Best games like Minecraft, Best survival games

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 1, 2022 10:25 AM
     Nvidia RTX 4000 – release date, price, specs, and benchmark rumours

Nvidia RTX 4000 graphics cards are set to replace the current-gen GeForce RTX 3000 GPUs, and whispers suggest the green team could skip ahead and release an RTX 5000 series. Confusing, right? Well, to help you navigate the convoluted waters of PC gaming, we've compiled everything we know so far about the green team's next-generation tech.

As much as RTX 4000 GPUs will undoubtedly offer a high level of performance, it's features like Nvidia Reflex and Nvidia DLSS that make them even more attractive to anyone looking to upgrade their gaming PC. However, these next-generation pixel pushers may face stiff competition from the likes of AMD RDNA 3 and Intel Arc Alchemist graphics cards.

However, Nvidia isn't content with simply cornering the desktop GPU market and has its sights set on the cloud too. The company's Nvidia GeForce Now service currently provides up to RTX 3080 levels of performance to all manner of devices, such as low-spec PCs and smartphones (and not-so-smart-phones), via cloud streaming. Team green will undoubtedly update GeForce Now with RTX 4000 graphics cards at some point after their release to the public.

RELATED LINKS: RTX 4000 - everything we know, GeForce Now RTX 3080 review, Best graphics card

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 1, 2022 10:19 AM
     Diablo Immortal tier list for launch

Searching for a Diablo Immortal tier list? There's nothing worse in an RPG game than investing countless hours into leveling your character only to discover they don't suit your play style. With six Diablo Immortal classes to pick from and only five character slots per server at launch, hardcore players are going to have to make a tough decision sooner or later.

We've taken a close look at every class to determine their place on the Diablo Immortal tier list. There are classes that specialise in crowd control, but perform badly against bosses, and then there's other aspects like PvP and Challenge Rifts to factor in. It's important to note that Diablo Immortal is frequently updated, so it's entirely possible that the worst class on our list could soon become the best after a balance patch.

In the future, players will have the option to change their class on the fly using the Class Change mechanic, first revealed on a Diablo Immortal blog post. Until then, you're going to have to settle with the characters you create.

RELATED LINKS: Diablo Immortal tier list, Diablo Immortal system requirements, Best games like Diablo on PC

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 1, 2022 2:15 PM

Ever have an idea that you regret the instant you commit to realising it? That's how I feel about my decision to rank all of Elden Ring's major locations. It turns out that, not only are there a lot of locations in Elden Ring, but the definition of a distinct location is largely up for debate. The opening area of Limgrave, for example, could be as many as four separate regions (East Limgrave, West Limgrave, Stormhill and Weeping Peninsula) depending on how you interpret it. That's not to mention all of the dungeons, caves, chapels, and other landmarks scattered throughout the Lands Between.

Yet like a newly minted Wretch squaring up to Margit the Fell Omen for the first time, I am prepared to plough on despite the pain that awaits. Below you'll find a comprehensive ranking of Elden Ring's major regions and legacy dungeons, based on the admittedly woolly criteria of how fun and interesting each location is to explore. So grab your map, put on your boots, and update your life insurance policy as we embark upon a grand tour of From Software's magnificent fantasy realm.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:30 PM

The week-long Warhammer Skulls event has kicked off with an avalanche of announcements. Leading the pack are three new games: CRPG Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader, digital card game Warhammer 40,000: Warpforge, and retro FPS Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun. Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef, the 2D action platformer, also got a release date. It'll be out on the 20th of October.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:11 PM

The Crucial P5 Plus is one of my favourite SSDs, as you might know from me writing about it last week. . Then, I was happy to announce that this rapid 1TB PCIe 4.0 drive had made it to £100 - a price it's gotten near a few times before but not stayed at with any regularity. You can imagine my surprise, therefore, when I discovered that Crucial are now selling the same drive at their site for £80.69 - a genuine bargain and the lowest price we've ever seen by some margin.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:56 PM

It's officially summer, although you wouldn't think it based on the amount of rain we've had up here in Newcastle this week. Still, that vague hint of warmth that lingers between the raindrops has got me dreaming of all those lovely things that make summer so appealing. Al fresco dining, excluding that bit where a wasp crawls into your glass of Fanta, which seems to happen to me a lot. Music festivals, minus the part where you queue for half an hour to have a wee. Oh, and obviously spending time on a beach somewhere hot, purposefully ignoring that horrible bit where you try to get your socks back on after taking a dip in the ocean and the sand scrapes against your skin.

OK, so maybe summer isn't all it's cracked up to be. Why do we even bother leaving the house, when we can stay indoors and play video games on PC instead? June is a little sparse when it comes to new releases (as is so often the case during these warmer seasons) but there's still plenty on the horizon to keep you occupied.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:17 PM

Intel's 12th-gen motherboards are getting cheaper, which is handy if you're planning a new build around one of Intel's excellent 12100, 12400F or 12600F CPUs for gaming. One of the best deals we've spotted is for the Asus Prime B660M-A WiFi D4, which launched at £197 and is now down to £86 at CCL in the UK.

This motherboard uses better value DDR4 memory, two M.2 PCIe 4.0 slots and WiFi 6 on board, so it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of the essentials. You're missing some things from higher-end Z690 boards - like PCIe 5.0, USB-C ports and 2.5-gig networking - but nothing that affects gaming performance, at least in the here and now.

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Twinfinite Wednesday, June 1, 2022 4:48 PM
     Lechonk is love, Lechonk is life. Future scholars will discuss how this small yet dense creature brought about world peace with its adorable frame. One snort from this little piggy and you'll instantly want to raise it up to level 100 without using a single Exp. Candy, savoring every second of time with this little […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, June 1, 2022 4:46 PM
     Adding mods to Minecraft is one of the best ways to expand your world in the game. Unfortunately, places like school or work prohibit this advantage since the total experience is blocked on Minecraft Education Edition. But, don't worry, there is still a way to get add-ons in this version. Here's how to get mods […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, June 1, 2022 4:41 PM
     Third-party developers had new reveals about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons to share on top of a new release.

Twinfinite Wednesday, June 1, 2022 2:46 PM
     One of the coolest aspects of Roblox is the ability to listen to all sorts of music while you're busy having fun playing games with your friends. However, the music codes that you input into the game sometimes don't work, which can obviously be pretty frustrating, especially if you just want to sit back and […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, June 1, 2022 2:44 PM
     Today, Crunchyroll revealed that the french website Kazé, best known for manga, DVD and Blu-ray publishing, will now become Crunchyroll. For more than 30 years, the platform brought manga and animated home videos to France and Germany, and is responsible for shows like Silent Voice, Code Geass, Bleach, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and My Hero Academia […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, June 1, 2022 2:26 PM
     Today Creative Assembly released a new teaser trailer of a much-anticipated feature of their strategy game Total War: Warhammer 3.

Twinfinite Wednesday, June 1, 2022 2:06 PM
     Announced during the Warhammer Skulls Showcase, Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr will be receiving next-gen remaster with a host of upgrades for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The game will be getting several new enhancements such as: Native 4K Support High Resolution Textures Enhanced Shadows Improved Physics Cross-Gen Multiplayer An exact release date for […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:54 PM
     Today Nacon and Cyanide had a new reveal to share about the upcoming fantasy football game Blood Bowl 3. We get to take a look at two new teams, the Old World Alliance and the Chaos Renegades, which are basically all-star teams mixing different races. We also take a look at three pitches, two are […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:47 PM
     Auroch Digital and Focus Entertainment announced a brand new Warhammer 40K game, Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun.

Twinfinite Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:43 PM
     Today, during the official Warhammer Skulls showcase, Owlcat games announced it would be bringing the first ever CRPG to the Warhammer 40K universe. Titled Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, the game will see players take the mantle of a Rogue Trader, tasking them with exploring the vast and dangerous Koronus Expanse with a crew of your […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:42 PM
     Developer Saber Interactive and publisher Focus Entertainment gave a behind the scenes look at the upcoming Space Marine 2 during the Warhammer Skulls Showcase that gave looks at all sorts of titles coming to the longstanding franchise. While it is definitely light on Space Marine 2 information, hearing developers discuss the Space Marine series is […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:40 PM
     Today, during the official Warhammer Skulls showcase, Black Lab Games detailed its future roadmap for its fast-paced turn-based strategy game, Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector. In the video, executive producer David Sharrock breaks down what fans can expect from the game, including plenty of new free updates and features. You can check out what is coming to […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:25 PM
     Today, during the official Warhammer Skulls showcase, an official release date for Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef was revealed. The game will arrive on consoles and PC on Oct. 20, 2022. You can check out the brand new trailer and an official description for Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef right down below. The […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:16 PM
     Fatshark had news to share about its Warhammer games, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide and Warhammer: Vermintide 2.

Twinfinite Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:41 PM
     IGN has released the very first look at Sonic Frontiers gameplay. There's not a lot of of context to be found, but what is seen is very promising and looks to be a Sonic the Hedgehog take on Breath of the Wild. You can see all of the seven minutes of Sonic Frontiers gameplay here […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:37 PM
     Compile Heart released two more videos of the upcoming JRPG Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord, focusing on the music.

Twinfinite Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:30 PM
     Microsoft and its gaming studios are getting into the spirit of Pride Month with a trove of physical and digital LGBTQIA+ themed items such as controllers, a free game, and in-game cosmetics. The company has created a new controller that anyone can get and further customize through the Xbox Design Lab. The Pride themed controller […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:25 PM
     Arc System Works revealed another trailer of their upcoming fighting game DNF Duel focusing on the online modes.

Twinfinite Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:22 PM
     Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, also called Miraculous Ladybug, is a South Korean animated series that has managed to garner popularity and fans across the globe. With the art style and aesthetics matching very closely to what many would consider anime-looking, several fans are looking for a clear and decisive answer on whether Miraculous […]

Twinfinite Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:02 PM
     If you're a fan of Aksys Games in North America, you're probably wondering when does Piofiore: Episodio 1926 release? Well, wonder no more, as we've got all the news on this highly anticipated sequel to Fated Memories right here. So let's dive in. Piofiore: Episodio 1926 Release Date Aksys Games has announced that Piofiore: Episodio […]

Siliconera Wednesday, June 1, 2022 3:30 PM

Toby Fox Composed Some Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Music

Following the reveal of the new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet trailer, developer and composer Toby Fox revealed he worked on some of the games' music. While he noted that he composed multiple tracks, he pointed out one specific one. The field music is his work.

Here is Toby Fox's reveal about his Pokemon Scarlet and Violet music. He also referred to some remixes and other times when the tune will come up. After that, Fox noted his music "is not optional" in this installment.

That last part is referencing another Pokemon entry Toby Fox worked on. He composed a Battle Tower theme for Pokemon Sword and Shield. In case you missed it, you can hear that below.

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet will launch on November 18, 2022 for the Nintendo Switch. It will be an open-world game. The latest trailer showed off its starter Pokemon, its legendaries, and other new characters.

The post Toby Fox Composed Some Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Music appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, June 1, 2022 3:00 PM

Sonic Frontier Gameplay Shows Sonic Climbing a Tower, Grinding Rails

There's a new look at Sonic Frontiers gameplay. Sega had IGN share a first peek at the game. This involved about seven minutes of Sonic the Hedgehog exploring the new open-world environment. [Thanks, IGN!]

The video officially starts at the 42 second mark. It shows Sonic approaching a tower. Various mechanisms like boost rings, boost pads, walls he can grapple or run along, and grind rails appear on it. All of these are designed to help him reach the summit. After he reaches the top, he heads down to solid ground again. Once he's there, he runs along the landscape. People can see some roads and rails designed to act as bridges or help him reach various spaces. He also collects things like hearts and rings as he travels.

At the four minute mark, Sonic encounters a puzzle. He needs to turn some statues in order to open a door to another area. After that, another puzzle appears. This one involves running in circles around flames to reveal another mystery.

Here's the full IGN First Sonic Frontiers gameplay video.

This is the longest look at Sonic Frontiers gameplay so far. The first reveal showed up during The Game Awards 2021. That only offered a quick glimpse at how Sonic will look in the game and hinted at the open-world nature. A teaser trailer also appeared ahead of IGN's June 1, 2022 reveal.

While a lot of details are still to come, we do know some things about the title. Sega already revealed the game's voice acting and subtitle languages.

Sonic Frontiers will appear on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC during the 2022 holiday season.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 1, 2022 2:30 PM

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker in PlayStation Plus June 2022 Lineup

Sony revealed the PlayStation Plus June 2022 right as the month began. One of the headliners is the latest God of War (PS4) game. However, PlayStation Plus people can also take part in multiplayer matches with Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker (PS4) and Nickelodeon: All-Star Brawl (PS4, PS5). People can claim them on June 7, 2022.

God of War is the new reboot starring Kratos and his son Atreus. It debuted back in March 2019. It typically costs $19.99. However, you can routinely get physical copies on sale for about $9.99. This time, the father and son face Norse gods instead of Grecian ones.

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker debuted back in August 2018. While it still costs $59.99 normally in the PlayStation Store, physical copies go for under $20 and it is regularly on sale for as low as $5.99. This is a 4v4 multiplayer game that continues to get new characters from the series as DLC. For example, a new version of Madara Uchiha and a Season 5 Pass are coming.

Nickelodeon: All-Star Brawl is a Super Smash Bros. sort of fighting game starring characters from various Nickelodeon cartoons. It debuted back in October 2021. It normally costs $49.99.

PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to claim the June 2022 games God of War, Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, and Nickelodeon: All-Star Brawl on June 7, 2022. Until then, people can still claim the May 2022 games Curse of the Dead Gods (PS4), FIFA 22 (PS4, PS5), and Tribes of Midgard (PS4, PS5).

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 1, 2022 2:00 PM

Fruits Basket Prelude USA, Canada, and UK Release Date Set

Crunchyroll announced the Fruits Basket Prelude USA, Canada, and UK release dates. It will appear in theaters in North America in June 2022. The first showing will be on June 25, 2022, with additional ones on June 28-29, 2022. English dub and Japanese ones with English subtitles will appear. The UK release will appear on July 20, 2022. Only the English dub will show up in theaters in the region.

The announcement also involved details about when people can buy tickets. Fandango will begin offering them for the North American releases on June 3, 2022. People in the UK won't be able to buy them until June 24, 2022.

Here's the poster for the movie. As this is a prequel, it stars Tohru Honda's mother Kyoko and father Katsuya. It shows how the two met and fell in love. However, Tohru and Kyo Soma will make cameo appearances.
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The official English dub cast was revealed as well. Here's who will play every character in the film. Both Tohru and Kyo's voice actors will reprise their roles.

  • Katsuya Honda: J. Michael Tatum
  • Kyo Soma: Jerry Jewell
  • Kyoko Honda: Lydia Mackay
  • Tohru Honda: Laura Bailey

And here's the new dub trailer.

For more of its story, here's another video looking at it. It features the original Japanese voice acting and English subtitles.

The Fruits Basket Prelude release date for the USA and Canada is June 25, 2022. Additional showings will appear on June 28-29, 2022. It will appear in the UK on July 20, 2022. The Fruits Basket movie debuted in Japan in February 2022. People can see the new version of the anime on Crunchyroll. Yen Press handles the English version of the manga now.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:30 PM

New Witchbrook Screenshots Show the Town, Steam Page Live

Chucklefish revealed new Witchbrook screenshots and opened a Steam page for the upcoming game. The magical life sim was first revealed back in 2018. Now we definitely know a PC version will appear. The new images also showed off Mossport, the town the academy calls home in Witchbrook. As for a possible launch date, the product page notes it is "still brewing."

Here's the new batch of Witchbrook screenshots showing off areas in the town of Mossport.
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There is also one "outlier" screenshot. It shows what the school's potions classroom will look like.
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This is the first we've seen of Witchbrook in a while, as some of the last major screenshots appeared back in April 2020. In October 2021, a fake "newsletter" appeared to talk about the Annual Pumpkin Growing Competition and trick or treating.

The new Witchbrook Steam page confirms some other details about the game. There will be a post-game that looks at your "post-graduate" life. Gardening will appear as an activity. You will also be able to develop relationships, including romantic ones. The listing also mentioned online co-op and Steam achievements will appear.

Witchbrook is in development for PCs and will be available via Steam. There's still no release date for it.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:00 PM

Persona 25th anniversary - Paint-themed costumes from Animate merchandise

The Persona series protagonists will get another clothing set in a new merchandise lineup coming from Animate. Their new costumes will feature splatters of paint based on the theme color of their respective titles.

The new Persona protagonist merchandise will appear in various forms. The lineup will consist of clear files at 550 yen each (~$4), postcards at 660 yen (~$5), and acrylic blocks at 1,650 yen (~$13). The most expensive item in this lineup will be framed art featuring the protagonist(s) from one of the five mainline entries at 18,700 yen (~$144).

This Persona merchandise lineup will appear at physical Animate stores in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, and Nipponbashi, Osaka, from July 22 to August 28, 2022. Most of the items are available for pre-order on Animate's Japanese online shop. The framed art will have a different release window. Animate will open limited pre-orders for the framed art on July 22, 2022, and deliver the finished products around October 2022.

Atlus has been extensively featuring all mainline Persona protagonists in the series' 25th anniversary. The company is currently holding the Persona 25th Anniversary Festival in Tokorozawa, Saitama. A hotel and store located nearby the venue feature the series protagonists in hotel staff and store clerk-themed attires.

The Persona series' 25th anniversary celebrations will conclude with the Super Live P-Sound Wish concert in October 2022 and the final announcement in Fall 2022.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:30 PM

The JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R Dio Trailer is Here

The JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R Dio Brando trailer is here. Bandai Namco's been gradually rolling out videos focusing on specific characters. It kicked off June 2022 with a look at the series' most famous villain.

Dio's been a part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure since the very beginning. He first showed up in Phantom Blood. He was the foil to Jonathan Joestar, his adopted brother. After that, he returned in Stardust Crusaders and faced Jotaro Kujo. The JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R Dio shown below is based on his Stardust Crusaders appearance. (The fact that his name is shown as DIO instead of Dio is a giveaway. He's only referred as that after the third part of the series.)

Here's the full video.

This is the first character PV shared so far. Things kicked off with Jonathan Joestar and Jotaro Kujo.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R will come to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on September 2, 2022. People with a PS4 or PS5 will be able to try it before buying it. A demo is on the way for PlayStation consoles.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:00 PM

Piofiore Episodio 1926 Release Date Falls in September

Piofiore: Episodio 1926, the next "chapter" in the Piofiore otome visual novel story, has a release date. Aksys confirmed people can pick it up on September 22, 2022. It also showed a glimpse at the first-run cards that will come with physical copies and offered details about the limited edition.

First, people who get Piofiore: Episodio 1926 at launch get six art cards. This offer is available with both the standard and limited editions. Each card has a picture of one of the main cast members on it. So in the example photo, people can see Dante Falzone, Gilbert Redford, and part of Yang's hair.
Piofiore Episodio 1926 Release Date Falls in September cards

As for the limited edition, it will cost $79.99. People who get it get a physical copy of Piofiore: Episodio 1926. There will be an art book in the box. People will get a 16" x 22" cloth poster of the cast. There will be seven chibi stickers of Liliana and her love interests Dante, Gilbert, Henri, Nicola, Orlok, and Yang. You'll also get an enamel lily pin. People who buy through Aksys will also get an acrylic keychain with Dante, Gilbert, Henri, Nicola, Orlok, and Yang and the game's logo.
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The Piofiore: Episodio 1926 release date is September 22, 2022. It will be available on the Nintendo Switch. Piofiore: Fated Memories is out on the Switch now.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 1, 2022 11:30 AM

Fate Extella Link protagonist Charlemagne in Fate Grand Order FGO

Charlemagne, the protagonist of Fate/Extella Link, has appeared in Fate/Grand Order. The Japanese version of the mobile game has a new gacha pool that included the Saber-class Servant as one of the three featured characters.

Fate/Extella Link is a hack-and-slash action game that appeared first for PlayStation 4 and Vita in Japan in June 2018. Marvelous and Xseed have since brought the game worldwide with more platform choices, including Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile devices. It took roughly four years since Fate/Extella Link's release for Charlemagne to make his debut in Fate/Grand Order.

Charlemagne is the first new Servant from the Fate/Extella series to appear in Fate/Grand Order, which has been running in Japan since 2015. The 2016 title Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star featured the debut of Archimedes as a Caster-class Servant, but the latter has still yet to appear as a recruitable Servant in the mobile game.

However, Charlemagne is not the only new servant added to Fate/Grand Order with this update. Roland, one of his Twelve Paladins, also appears as a Saber-class Servant. Sigurd's wife Kriemhild completes the update's roster as a Berserker.

All three Servants mentioned above are available in the new gacha pool that Lasengle just launched in the Japanese version. However, the team marked Charlemagne as a time-limited exclusive Servant. He will not be available for a long time after the current pool closes on June 15, 2022, at 12:59 JST.

Fate/Grand Order is available on Android and iOS mobile devices.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 1, 2022 11:01 AM

Review: Tokoyo Makes Avoiding Combat a Way of Life

Tokoyo: The Tower of Perpetuity is a weird little game! It's a genre-bending indie title. One which is billed as a roguelike, though I'd say that's not exactly true. It demands skill and precision! Especially since you only have a day to master the titular Tower of Perpetuity. But what really sticks with me is how well this platformer that prioritizes evasion really captures the shoot'em up spirit.

Cocoa, Imibi, Kanae, Kukuri, and Shippo de Tail all find themselves drawn to a deserted tower. They have no idea why. All they know is that they are compelled to ascend it and reach the summit. However, every day its layout changes. (That's in real-world time.) Not to mention there will be an opportunity to choose paths within, which will further determine layouts and bosses. Your goal is to reach the top, and potentially also climb the online leaderboard as you do.

Review: Tokoyo Makes Avoiding Combat a Way of Life

There are four elements I feel define Tokoyo and set it apart. The first is that there is no "attack." Instead, your goal is to attempt to evade enemies and hazards as much as possible. The second is that each character has their own skill. These are unique to every person. They also function much like shoot'em up attacks, with various bullet patterns briefly dealing damage within certain ranges. Third is the Karma system. As you go through a floor of the tower, you're encouraged to be quick about it, lest Karma build up and a strong foe appear. Finally, dealing with most enemies involves either evading their bullet-like attacks or gauging their movement patterns. Which means that while you are jumping from platform to platform, dealing with rooms that have things like limited fields of vision or platforms and walls hidden until you're on top of them, you are constantly working on timing and predicting assaults.

Especially since the boss fights feel straight-up pulled from shoot'em ups like Touhou Project. When you encounter one, you'll see a huge foe on the field. They typically have a temporarily field in place for certain periods. Which means during those phases, you have to evade multiple types of bullet attacks. Maybe they fly out from set spaces across the "stage." Perhaps they fly out as a cluster! Occasionally, they will fly out in circles with small gaps to jump toward. Once the shield drops, you'll typically have a brief respite to get into position and use the character's special to attack. Which prompts the shield to restore, a person to wait for a character's MP to fill so they can use the skill again, and more dodging.


Which means Tokoyo feels a lot like an arcade platformer with shoot'em up roots. I understand why it might get the "roguelike" name tied to it. As you ascend the tower, you'll come across relics. These provide various boosts. Maybe a succubus' control-altering debuff won't last as long, your MP will fill more quickly, or you could see health restore when moving between floors. As you ascend, you'll see gravestones from other players who fell along the way. (You might even see a relic above it!) You're encouraged to pick yourself up and tackle the procedurally generated tower of the day again after each run. It also gets more challenging the higher you go. But really, this is a different sort of test that blends other game elements along the way.

Though one thing I will note is the trials Tokoyo puts you through could perhaps use a little more balancing and relic variety. This is absolutely a game in which skill matters. The more you play, the better you'll get at it. Even though you're essentially facing a new "tower" each day, certain commonalities and situations might present yourself. You'll gradually build up awareness and learn how to handle specific foes. Also, the platforming itself is never too demanding. Just after a few days, it sometimes felt like I was constantly seeing the same sorts of relics and occasionally facing unrealistically unfair odds. But then, this is the sort of game in which it could take a few weeks to really start to master, so it could come down to my needing more time to acclimate.

Review: Tokoyo Makes Avoiding Combat a Way of Life

But even if it does take time to adjust, a good thing about Tokoyo is that its controls are quite tight. This is a very responsive game. I didn't notice any sorts of input delays. Which is critical, given the number of bullets you might deal with onscreen. It is also very clear in terms of its visuals. You can right away determine where enemies are. There will even be alert indicators on-screen if they are on the same floor, but not onscreen. Though characters are small, they are vivid and pretty well-defined. There's also a bit of humor there, what with folks able to choose their "last words" for their gravestones when they fall. I'm not a fan of the soundtrack. It didn't click with me and I found it irritating sometimes. But it generally works well.

Tokoyo: The Tower of Perpetuity is a novel challenge. It forces you to get creative, consider timing and patterns, and push yourself to improve. There's also a sense of urgency, both due to the fact that the tower layout changes daily and karma encourages you to not loiter around. Yet at the same time, there isn't too much pressure. Tomorrow is another day. You might be better another day of the week or when using a different character. Not to mention there's no real penalty for not being the best. It feels like the kind of game someone could devote a few weeks or months to, gradually getting better or enjoying for a brief part of every day

Tokoyo: The Tower of Perpetuity will be available on the Nintendo Switch and PC on June 2, 2022.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 1, 2022 10:30 AM

FFVII Remake June 2022 Calendar Stars Yuffie

Square Enix kicked off 2022 by sharing FFVII Remake calendars. Each month, a different set of pictures appear. The June 2022 FFVII Remake ones are out now, and Yuffie is the character people will see all month.

Each month, people get two FFVII Remake calendar pictures. One is designed to be used as a PC background. The other is more mobile friendly. These always feature FFVII Remake main characters like Yuffie so far.

Here are the June 2022 FFVII Remake images.
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Yuffie follows Red XIII. That character was the star of the May 2022 calendars. Before that, Aerith appeared in April 2022. Cloud, Barret, and Tifa kicked off this year. This means that we should start seeing antagonists, like Sephiroth, or supporting cast members, such as Sinon, showing up for the next few.

We also know some FFVII Remake news will come up in June 2022. Square Enix announced it will make some announcements related to this installment. A new trademark was also filed for the remake. This could mean that the RPG will be heading to a new platform.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is available for the PlayStation 4, while FFVII Remake Intergrade is out on the PlayStation 5 and PC.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 1, 2022 10:00 AM

AI The Somnium Files nirvanA Initiative - Amame and Gen

AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative will have the debuts of more new characters, such as Amame, Gen, and Shoma. Spike Chunsoft has revealed the new characters through a Japanese press release. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

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One of the new nirvanA Initiative characters, Amame (CV: Risa Kubota), is a senior student at Sekiba Girls High School, At the same time, she is working part-time at the Sunfish Pocket maid cafe. She also joins the school's dance club, where she becomes close friends with Kizuna and Iris Sagan. However, Amame is infamous for her sharp tongue. Sometimes, she will nonchalantly say harsh words without any ill will.

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Gen (CV: Yasumichi Kushida) is a chef who owns a popular international fusion cuisine restaurant in the city. Members of the ABIS and other characters like Amame frequently visit the restaurant, which is known for its superb-quality meals. Due to an unspecified reason, Gen covers his head with a smiley mask at all times.

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Shoma (CV: Hiromi Igarashi) is the son of the comedian Andes Komeji. His parents have already divorced, and Shoma is currently living with his father. However, he resents his father due to the latter's lack of popularity. The sixth-grade elementary school student is studying at the same school that Mizuki attended, although the two barely met each other.

AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative will be available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC on June 24, 2022.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, June 1, 2022 6:00 PM
     Warhammer Vermintide 2 Be'lakor Update 1Developer Fatshark may be busy working on Warhammer 40K: Darktide, but it still has more prepared for Vermintide II. The latter game released to positive reviews back in 2018, receiving multiple updates and content packs. One of which was Chaos Wastes, a free DLC that injected rogue-lite elements into the fold. But soon, Chaos Wastes will be expanded further in Vermintide II with a Be'lakor update, which alters levels and applies various curses. Be'lakor is a new presence in Vermintide II's Chaos Wastes. A being "disowned by the very gods he once worshipped," Be'lakor returns to make your life a little hellish. Levels within the Chaos Wastes will now be influenced by Be'lakor. He also sends out his own personal Shadow Lieutenants for you to fight. All the while, new curses keep things spicy. The Shadow Skulls curse, for example, will spawn "vicious skulls" in the air. Shadow Totems, found within the levels, spawn an infinite number ...

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     Warhammer Shootas Blood Teef release run and gun tankA massively popular series of video games based on an equally popular collection of tabletop games, the Warhammer IP has quite a few spin-offs to its name. Most Warhammer games boast real-time strategy gameplay reminiscent of the franchise's tabletop roots, but the spinoffs occasionally dabble into other genres. Although the franchise has seen plenty of shooters throughout the years, it has rarely delved into the world of side-scrolling run-and-gun games. Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef, a bombastic new title that Games Workshop revealed more information on during today's Warhammer Skulls 2022 event, plans to do exactly this. The company specifically announced that Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef will see a release on October 20. This explosive new game tasks players with controlling the merciless Orks as they wreak havoc throughout the Luteus Prime city area. Along the way, they will lay waste to humans, Genestealer cultists, and other Orks, all ...

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     Silt today diver underwater monochromeJust today, developer Spiral Circus released Silt, a puzzle-adventure game that tasks players with exploring an unsettling underwater abyss. The monochrome visuals, as well as the heavy focus on atmosphere, appear reminiscent of games like Limbo, so fans of that title may find something to enjoy here. Silt already has a fairly generous base price of $14.99 USD, but those interested can take advantage of a 10% discount that will remain in effect until June 8. Either way, players do not have to pay much at all if they wish to see what kinds of unsightly terrors await in the underwater world of Silt. According to a press release, Silt puts players in the flippers of a diver attempting to find the ocean's various secrets by exploring its ancient ruins and machinery. Along the way, the diver will encounter various sea creatures that they can possess through some unknown power. Through this ability, the diver can take advantage of the unique skills of each sea creature to solve th...

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     Warhammer 40000 Boltgun 90s Shooter Game FeatIt's Warhammer Skulls week, and that means we're getting a fresh, blood-soaked supply of Warhammer game news and announcements. Speaking of new games, one reveal instantly sparked my interest. As a older fellow who grew up on "boomer shooters," Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is a game that I'd be happy to have on my PC. Boltgun is a new story set in the Warhammer universe, but through the pixelated lens of '90s first-person shooters. Grab that gun and Chainsword, it's time to gib some daemons. The trailer paired along with the game should no doubt get some waterworks flowing for long-time 40K fans. A person goes through some old boxes, only to discover some long-lost figured and, of course, a floppy disc with "Boltgun" written on the front. It feels appropriate for the '90s-inspired Boltgun to come on a floppy. But you know we're all just going to download it when it arrives in 2023.   Gameplay footage in the trailer is ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, June 1, 2022 4:00 PM
     Darkest Dungeon II steam ReleaseFollowing its lengthy Early Access stay on the Epic Games Store, Darkest Dungeon II finally has a release window for its full release. You can expect Darkest Dungeon II's full release on Steam and the EGS in February 2023. In a recent community update, developer Red Hook Studios also laid out a Darkest Dungeon II roadmap ahead of its launch. Red Hook Studios states: "This revised roadmap favours more frequent updates, and is in service of reaching a complete 1.0 in February 2023 on EGS and Steam. Console releases will follow." This is not all the community update entails, which is very exciting for many fans who have not heard anything since the last update for the game, "The Shroud of the Deep."   Darkest Dungeon II roadmap details upcoming changes In the update, Red Hook states that the current XP system is quite minimal and lacks enough meaningful choices. This is definitely something players have experienced in the Early Access gameplay to this p...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, June 1, 2022 5:02 PM
     Minecraft is known to have different kinds of game modes wherein players can either choose to freely roam the world in creative mode or face a harsh way of living in survival mode. But it does not just stop there, for, in Minecraft, there is a harder difficulty setting called hardcore. In hardcore game mode, […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, June 1, 2022 4:00 PM
     The Rin Oyaa Shrine, or the Directing the Wind, is one of the many shrines in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This shrine requires Link to get a glowing orb to its glowing orb socket using the gusts of air being blown out of certain points of the shrine to reach the […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, June 1, 2022 3:01 PM
     Elden RIng's challenging bosses can be found in every nook and cranny in the game world. Overworld, underworld, and everything in between, all house stomach-churning hostile creatures. The Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella is one underworld boss that strikes fear into its opponent's eyes without fail, thanks to its towering size, nightmarish features, and overpowered the […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, June 1, 2022 2:00 PM
     Learn how to keep your silo well-stocked with hay, especially during the coldest season of the year in Stardew Valley. You will never run out of hay again if you follow the tips we have for you in this guide! Hay is an essential resource commonly acquired from cutting tufts of grass or harvesting wheat. […]

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     In the Lands Between, there are mystical portals sprinkled across the country. In these realms, you're subjected to a circumference limited by walls of white fog and here you are meant to defeat an enemy different from the others. These are called Evergaols, and can sometimes give understanding to the story that surrounds them. Most […]

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     Tag and trail the Attacking team with these Fade lineups. Unlike Sentinels, Initiators work equally well on both the Attacking and Defending sides of every match. While Sentinels have the upper hand in outright site-defense capabilities, Initiators are no slouch either, sporting decent Atttacker-rush stalling capabilities. On Defense, the Defending team's Initiator's job is to […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, June 1, 2022 11:00 AM
     Scattered among the map of The Lands Between, are portals to other areas limited to a circular circumference, surrounded with white fog where you fight a special enemy.  These are called Evergaols. There are 10 in total, each with its own respective adversary. Typically, these battles can offer some insight into the lore of the […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, June 1, 2022 10:53 AM
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, June 1, 2022 4:04 PM

The lineup includes Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl for PlayStation 5 players

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, June 1, 2022 3:39 PM

The publisher released the game's cover art, and details of its three starter Pokemon

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Images and information about the game's main characters were also revealed.

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The trailer highlights the several online modes, including the ranked matches

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Level Up Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:41 PM
     Yesterday, Sega debuted roughly <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2022/05/31/sonic-frontiers-new-teaser-shows-first-taste-of-open-world-gameplay" target="_blank" rel="noopener">30 seconds of Sonic Frontiers open-world gameplay</a> and…

Level Up Wednesday, June 1, 2022 11:22 AM
     Knockout City developer Velan Studios announced back in February that <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2022/02/25/knockout-city-is-going-free-to-play-velan-studios-saying-goodbye-to-ea-to-self-publish" target="_blank" rel="noopener">its dodgeball…

Level Up Wednesday, June 1, 2022 10:37 AM
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