PCGamesN Saturday, July 2, 2022 1:54 PM
If you've played one game for a long time, you'll know that things can become a bit over-familiar, which is why it's nice to see projects like the Aquarium and Terrarium Project Stardew Valley mod, which overhauls all the various critters and other incidental animals dotted around the farming game's landscape.
The Aquarium/Terrarium Project isn't just one mod, in fact - it's a collection of several mods created by Stardew Valley fan StarAmy, aimed at overhauling all the various creatures and critters that make up the life game's ecosystem. So far, they have created five separate mods that include reskins for a whole variety of animals.
In addition, they have also been working on a makeover for Stardew Valley's fish tanks that polishes their design up slightly, as well as including the option to completely transform them from aquariums into terrariums. This gets rid of the water effect and allows you to store the likes of rodents, birds, insects, and reptiles into the exhibits. Another mod in the collection enables a selection of flowers and other small items to be placed into the tanks for added decoration.Stardew Valley multiplayer, Stardew Valley realism, The best Stardew Valley mods
PCGamesN Saturday, July 2, 2022 12:57 PM
We still don't know the Sonic Frontiers release date but we now know two far more important facts about the first Sonic the Hedgehog open-world game - there's a Sonic Frontiers fishing minigame, and Big the Cat is leading it. It's a game of the year contender now.
If there's one thing fans of the Sonic platform game series constantly complain about, it's that there hasn't been a fishing minigame in the games since 1998's Sonic Adventure. Poor fisherman Big the Cat hasn't really been in the series either since 2003's Sonic Heroes, which featured an upsetting lack of fishing.
Well, that's apparently set to change, as the latest issue of Game Informer confirms that not only does Big the Cat and his frog pal Froggy feature in Sonic Frontiers, but there's a fishing minigame too. According to the article, spotted by (sigh) @regularpanties on Twitter,
PCGamesN Saturday, July 2, 2022 12:37 PM
Want to know more about the Heizou banner release date in Genshin Impact? Shikanoin Heizou is one of the new Genshin Impact characters coming in the Genshin Impact 2.8 update after the Inazuman detective was officially announced via the Genshin Impact Twitter account.
As of the 2.8 special program showcase, we now know when the Genshin Impact Heizou banner release date will be. There are also several in-game references to Heizou that can tell us more about his character - a few others have something to say about Heizou, and it's not all positive.
Heizou is an Anamo character, and the RPG game's first melee Catalyst user. Dataminer Dimbreath has previously reported finding some in-game avatar data for him, too. Read up on everything else we know about Genshin Impact's Shikanoin Heizou.Genshin Impact 2.8 release date, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Saturday, July 2, 2022 12:37 PM
Want to know when the Genshin Impact 2.8 release date is? Despite the 2.7 update delay that disrupted Hoyoverse's usual six week development cycle for the anime game, the studio has already announced the release date for the next major update.
This is still subject to change, of course, but for now rest assured that the Genshin Impact 2.8 release date has been set. Current rumours suggest we'll get a new Genshin Impact character, but there will also be new Genshin Impact events and other new content to work through as well. From events, to banners, and whatever else we've managed to discover, here's everything we know about Genshin Impact 2.8, including the release date.Genshin Impact 2.8 release date, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Saturday, July 2, 2022 1:24 PM
There's a new Diablo Immortal boss in town, and her high CR prerequisite has a lot of the RPG game's players questioning when they'll be ready to take newcomer Vitaath on. The Helliquary is a raid system that functions as part of the endgame to the Diablo Immortal leveling process. Previously, players have been taking on Lassal the Flame-spun, but there's quite a jump in recommended combat rating to tackle the new demon.
Vitaath, the Shivering Death arrived in Diablo Immortal on July 2, and some of the game's most hardcore players have already begun taking her down. However, even some of the fantasy game's better-geared players are balking at the recommended ratings for her higher-tier encounters.
CR, or combat rating, is one of Diablo Immortal's most important stats and essentially shows at a glance how strong your character is. For comparison, Lassal's first fight has a fairly reasonable recommended CR of 420, which players should be able to reach around the time they unlock access to the fight. For Lassal's second difficulty, a much higher CR of 1,250 is recommended, while the third tier recommends 1,640 CR.Diablo Immortal tier list, Diablo Immortal system requirements, Best Diablo Immortal builds
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, July 2, 2022 7:00 PM
Ubisoft are switching off online services for several older singleplayer games, including Anno 2070, Far Cry 3, Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. For several of those games, that means that as of September 1st, "the installation and access to DLC will be unavailable," according to an Ubisoft support page.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, July 2, 2022 6:19 PM
I can't tell you how much I'd prefer to ignore brandter, in which corporate Twitter accounts pretend to be people with terrible senses of humour. Alas, in this instance I cannot. Yesterday EA tweeted a terrible meme and related it to single-player games, and in the process drew the ire of several current and former game developers at studios owned by EA.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, July 2, 2022 5:14 PM
Final Fantasy 14's next patch, 6.2, is scheduled to launch in late August. Among its many additions will be a new "Island Sanctuary", a personal island where players can gather materials, build facilities and look after creatures. It sounds like a slice of Stardew.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, July 2, 2022 4:24 PM
You can once again buy the fan-created ScummVM release of 1997's Blade Runner adventure game via GOG. The fan version was removed from the store a little over a week ago when Nightdive Studios released their own Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition, then swiftly bundled together with that remaster when people complained.
Twinfinite Saturday, July 2, 2022 6:58 PM
Microsoft Flight Simulator Italian Airports Bundle Released; Dash 7, Newark Airport, & Manila Get New Screenshots; José María Córdova Announced
Third-party developers had juicy news and a release to share about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, including airports and an aircraft.
Twinfinite Saturday, July 2, 2022 6:46 PM
The famous detective of Inazuma makes his debut in Genshin Impact Version 2.8.
Twinfinite Saturday, July 2, 2022 6:43 PM
A Wordle a day keeps the... word doctor away?
Twinfinite Saturday, July 2, 2022 6:14 PM
Atlus released one of its daily trailers of the upcoming JRPG Soul Hackers 2, focusing on one of the demons that will be featured in the game.
Twinfinite Saturday, July 2, 2022 4:19 PM
Visual Novel Localizations Aplenty Including Nekopara After & Inupara Announced Sekai Project at Anime Expo
Sekai Project just hosted its panel at anime expo, and had a lot of visual novel news for fans of the genre.
Twinfinite Saturday, July 2, 2022 1:46 PM
Today Aquaplus and Shiravune released a new trailer of the upcoming Utawarerumono JRPG Monochrome Mobius: Toki no Taika.
Twinfinite Saturday, July 2, 2022 12:57 PM
Following the reveal of Genshin Impact version 2.8 "Summer Fantasia," HoYoverse presented the first gameplay alongside more information.
Siliconera Saturday, July 2, 2022 7:00 PM
It turns out Good Smile Company brought three VShojo figures to Anime Expo 2022. It showed off an unpainted prototype of the Nyatasha Nyanners Pop Up Parade figure and confirmed Veibae would also appear in that lineup. Previously, it showed off an Ironmouse Nendoroid at the event.
First, here's how the Nyatasha Nyanners Pop Up Parade figure will look. She's wearing a different outfit than she does for her Nendoroid. This one is a shorter dress with ruffles and a bow. Her hair will also be in pigtails for this figure, rather than down like in the other figure.
Only a concept art image for the Veibae Pop Up Parade figure appeared. Her horns and tail will both be visible for hers, based on the initial teaser image. As this isn't the exact recreation of how the image will look, it is unknown what pose Good Smile Company will use.
The VShojo Nyatasha Nyanners and Veibae Pop Up Parade figures are in development. If they follow the precedent set by past ones, they will cost ¥4,800/$43.99 each.
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Siliconera Saturday, July 2, 2022 6:30 PM
At Anime Expo 2022, Aksys Games announced it picked up the Switch otome titles Norn9: Var Commons & Last Era, Radiant Tale, and Shuuen no Virche ~ErroЯ:Salvation. Of the three, Norn9 is one it handled before. It released the Vita version of the base game worldwide in 2015. All three are expected to appear in 2023.
Norn9: Var Commons & Last Era consists of the base game and its fandisc. The base game is unique in that there are three possible heroines to choose from. Each one has her own three love interests. The fandisc offers additional storylines. It appeared in Japan as Norn9 LOFN back in September 2018.
Here's a Japanese trailer for it.
Radiant Tale is about woman who ends up producing a group of performers called CIRCUS. Among them are a man who made a contract with a water spirit named Paschalia, a dragon named Vilio, and a clown named Zafora. In addition to her new role, she'll also have a chance to fall in love. It showed up in Japan in May 2022.
There's the Japanese trailer for this Aksys Games Switch otome.
Finally, there's Shuuen no Virche ~ErroЯ:Salvation. It doesn't have an English title yet. Its heroine and love interests live in Arpecheur. While everyone dies by the time they hit 23, it seems people around Ceres die even faster. Its story gives people a chance to help her find love and the truth behind her condition. It debuted in Japan in October 2021.
Here's the Japanese trailer for it.
Aksys Games next Switch otome release will be Piofiore: Episodio 1926, the sequel to Piofiore: Fated Memories. It will debut on September 22, 2022.
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Siliconera Saturday, July 2, 2022 6:20 PM
Good Smile Company brought up four Attack on Titan Nendoroids at Anime Expo 2022. One was the reveal that an Eren Yeager: Attack Titan version figure would be created. In addition, it also showed off unpainted Nendoroid prototypes of the Attack on Titan: The Final Season versions of Eren, Mikasa Ackerman, and Levi Ackerman.
Editor's Note: There will be spoilers for characters' appearances in Attack on Titan: The Final Season below.
First, here's the Attack Titan concept art. Since it was only just announced, there's no prototype for it yet. However, people can get an idea of how it will look in a "chibi" form.
Next, here's the Nendoroid of Eren based on his Attack on Titan: The Final Season appearance.
Here's how the new version of Mikasa will look. Her hair is much shorter for this appearance.
Finally, this is the Levi Attack on Titan: The Final Season Nendoroid prototype. He's much more beaten up than he was in past appearances.
The Attack on Titan anime can be found on Crunchyroll, and Kodansha handles the localization of the manga.
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Siliconera Saturday, July 2, 2022 6:10 PM
A Junji Ito Uzumaki Nendoroid of Kirie Goshima is in the works. Good Smile Company announced the figure at Anime Expo 2022. It also showed art of the heroine. However, there's no concept art of the chibi figure or prototype available.
Here's the official announcement for the Uzumaki Kirie Nendoroid. It suggests that the figure will feature hair with the story's distinctive spirals. Due to the nature of the reveal, we might not see an unpainted or painted prototype until later in 2022. She, alongside characters like Shuichi Saito and Chie Maruyama, is one of the major characters in the story.
This comes ahead of quite a few Uzumaki announcements. For example, an anime adaptation is in development. Ito will even play a role in it. The live-action movie will also be coming out on Blu-ray. There's an expected 2022 release window for that.
There's no release date for the Junji Ito Uzumaki Nendoroid of Kirie. The Uzumaki anime will appear in October 2022 on Adult Swim. Viz Media handled the localization of the manga.
Siliconera Saturday, July 2, 2022 6:00 PM
Two new crossover events will happen in the near future in Identity V, with characters from Angels of Death and Fatal Frame Project Zero II appearing in the Manor. These are appearing on the tails of news about the upcoming Bungo Stray Dogs crossover, as well as the current Link Click one. It is currently unknown when these events will appear and which characters will show up as skins.
Angels of Death is a freeware horror game on the Windows PC and Nintendo Switch. There is also an anime adaptation, as well as several mangas. The story focuses on Rachel "Ray" Gardner, who is in counseling because she saw a murder. However, she wakes up with amnesia and in the midst of a killing game. She ends up forming an alliance with Zack, a serial killer. As they appear in the trailer, it is likely that Zack and Ray will be the skins you can obtain.
As for Project Zero II, it is another name for Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly. Judging by the trailer, Geisha "Michiko" will receive a collaboration skin from this event. Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly is a horror game in which you control Mio Amakura, who is trying to rescue her twin sister Mayu. Your only weapon is a camera that can exorcise ghosts.
Identity V, NetEase's asymmetrical horror game, has had collaboration events with multiple intellectual properties in the past. As mentioned earlier, there is one in the game right now with Link Click. Players can spend money to obtain a costume for the Wu Chang character that resembles Cheng Xiaoshi and Lu Guang.
Identity V is readily available on mobile devices and Windows PC. The Angels of Death and Fatal Frame II crossover events will take place in the near future.
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Siliconera Saturday, July 2, 2022 5:50 PM
There's a new update on Doki Doki Literature Club merchandise. Good Smile Company offered details on two figures at Anime Expo 2022. First, it showed an unpainted prototype of the DDLC Natsuki Nendoroid. This marks her first appearance anywhere. The company also revealed a DDLC Monika Pop Up Parade figure is in the works too.
First, here's the DDLC Natsuki Nendoroid. It confirms she'll come with a face plate in which she's smiling and blushing and arm parts that feature her arms folded over her chest. This figure was first announced back in May 2022.
Next, here's the DDLC Monika Pop Up Parade figure announcement. Only concept art is available suggesting she'll be posed holding her pen.
The first Nendoroid from the game will be out before 2022 ends. Monika is the first one in the line.
People can get the original Doki Doki Literature Club on PCs for free. Doki Doki Literature Club Plus is available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. There's no release window for the DDLC Natsuki Nendoroid or Monika Pop Up Parade figure.
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Siliconera Saturday, July 2, 2022 4:00 PM
At Anime Expo 2022, Sekai Project announced that it would publish both INUPARA: Dog's Paradise and NEKOPARA After: La Vraie Famille. There is no news yet as to which platforms they will come out on. However, NEKOPARA games are available on Windows PCs, the Nintendo Switch, and the PlayStation 4. Both INUPARA and NEKOPARA After: La Vraie Famille will could also appear on those platforms.
INUPARA: Dog's Paradise is a spin-off of Nekopara featuring dog girls instead of cat girls. It originally appeared as an April Fool's joke, with a fake trailer debuting on YouTube on March 31, 2022. NEKO WORKs then announced that it would be a real game that was in development.
The story of INUPARA will place you in the role of a young college student who works as a part-time pet groomer. One day, his two dogs Tanpopo and Himawari turn into dog girls. Other dogs from his life, such as the corgi at his parents' house, appear as humanoids as well. The game then revolves around the hijinx that naturally ensue.
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As for NEKOPARA After: La Vraie Famille, it will be a spin-off that focuses on Fraise and Shigure. It canonically takes place after volume 4. Fraise lives with Kashou after Beignet entrusts her to him, and though she is fond of him, she is not quite sure what to think about the catgirls with him. She then asks Shigure, who also likes Kashou, for help. The conflict revolves around Fraise wanting Shigure to be happy with Kashou, but Shigure wants Fraise to be with him.
INUPARA: Dog's Paradise and NEKOPARA After: La Vraie Famille are in development.
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Siliconera Saturday, July 2, 2022 3:00 PM
The Mega Drive Mini 2 is an interesting little device, offering a new slate of Sega Genesis and Sega CD classics that reaches a little further into the library than the first one. We've already seen some of the titles revealed! But there's a lot more to go. What game do you want to see the most? Here are our picks.
Know what would be cool? If the Mega CD version of Shin Megami Tensei showed up on the Mega Drive Mini 2. I know it is probably more unlikely than some other games. Not to mention the game is more strongly associated with the Super Famicom. But that version did get extra demons! Like, you know, Skuld, Urd, and Verdandi. That's pretty neat! — Jenni
I don't have much connection to the Mega Drive/Genesis, being one of the "Nintendo kids" of my elementary school. Still, I did look with some envy on the Sega CD games that the Sega kids would brag about. Among them were the crop of more "mature", cinematic titles that used FMV and other fancy-pants techniques of the day, like Night Trap. It would be fascinating to be able to play a game that helped launch a moral panic in its day on a machine that somewhat resembles the original hardware of the time.
That being said, Night Trap is already available outside the Sega CD, so barring that, I'd ask for that console's version of Snatcher. — Josh
While Sega has done a great job of slapping Genesis games on any hardware it can access, the CD stuff's a bit tougher to come by. Especially the rare releases! So why not bring on the fun and quirky Keio Flying Squadron? One of the few super-Japanese games of the era to not get a total overhaul in the West, it's a game we could enjoy even if the title (or console itself) doesn't see a Western release. Many other gems are a lot more text-heavy. — Graham
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, July 2, 2022 4:52 PM
The update will feature brand-new areas, engaging stories, and more
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, July 2, 2022 4:19 PM
The trailer also showcased the game's gameplay mechanics
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, July 2, 2022 3:44 PM
A release date was not announced