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Kotaku Friday, September 9, 2022 5:40 PM

Gameloft's Disney-themed take on Animal Crossing hasn't been in early access for very long, but the life simulator seems poised to take over the world already. It helps that there's plenty more Disney Dreamlight Valley content coming down the pike, per today's announcement at the big D23 Expo.


Kotaku Friday, September 9, 2022 5:35 PM

Ari Notis, Kotaku's primary source for guides, puns, and woefully uncritical games coverage, is leaving us. That absolute bastard.


Kotaku Friday, September 9, 2022 5:10 PM

The recently released multiplatform life-sim, Dreamlight Valley, is a bit Animal Crossing, a bit Stardew Valley, and a whole lot of Disney. It's also the kind of game you might want to play while watching a TV show, multitasking with a handheld console. But while it did come out on Switch, that version isn't great.…


Kotaku Friday, September 9, 2022 4:37 PM

Today's Disney & Marvel Games Showcase officially revealed Amy Hennig's latest unnamed game: a war thriller staring Black Panther and Captain America.


Kotaku Friday, September 9, 2022 4:20 PM

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga contained a mind-bogglingly epic amount of content and characters from all of the nine, main Star Wars films. Yet, there's always more Star Wars out there. So, TT Games is adding even more characters to the game via DLC announced at D23 today.


Kotaku Friday, September 9, 2022 4:10 PM

Marvel's Midnight Suns, which you may know as SpandeXCOM, got a release date again (again). Publisher 2K Games announced the news today with a splashy animated promo during the Disney and Marvel Games Showcase. It's out December 2 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.


Kotaku Friday, September 9, 2022 3:25 PM

Anyone who has spoken to me in the last week knows that I am slowly losing my grip on reality due to the presence of rats in my apartment. The only thing keeping me from confronting the greasy creatures with a tactical vest made of rat coronavirus spike proteins and knives is Ooblets, the saccharine farming sim that…


Kotaku Friday, September 9, 2022 1:45 PM

It's rare for a fighting game to extend an olive branch allowing both casual and hardcore players to have their fun, but JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R does a remarkable job while evincing the massively popular anime series' undeniable charisma.


Kotaku Friday, September 9, 2022 12:34 PM

Today is the official launch of the Pokémon Trading Card Game's Lost Origin expansion, which might be the penultimate set for the Sword and Shield (SWSH) era before next year sees new packs based on Scarlet and Violet. And it marks the return of the Lost Zone, the very occasional mechanic that entirely changes how…


Kotaku Friday, September 9, 2022 12:20 PM

Well, Blizzard's surprise has been spoiled. Late last night, a YouTuber named Kuriboh cervantes uploaded a video revealing Overwatch 2's newest hero, Kiriko. The company tried cracking down on the content, an unfinished animated short that gives a bit of backstory to who Kiriko is and shows off some of her abilities,…


Kotaku Friday, September 9, 2022 11:25 AM

The passing of Britain's long-reigning monarch has made the internet a curious place over the last 24 hours, as every brand on earth Says Something, and the rest of the world goes between mourning an important historical figure, metaphorically spitting on a colonialist grave, or shitposting themselves a path straight…


Kotaku Friday, September 9, 2022 10:45 AM

In need of hundreds of hours of open world RPG adventuring? You're in luck. A new Assassin's Creed blowout sale means Valhalla and other titles are currently super cheap. And don't worry, some of the older ones are massively discounted as well.


Kotaku Friday, September 9, 2022 10:06 AM

Selling stolen goods to the place you took them from in the first place may not be the most brilliant of thievery plans, but it certainly saves on police paperwork. This is the alleged crime of a Washington man, who the Bellingham Herald reports stole a whole bunch of Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering cards, then later…


PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 5:08 PM
     Amy Hennig's Marvel game gets its first trailer during Disney expo

The Amy Hennig Marvel game from Skydance New Media still doesn't have a name, but it does have a new trailer, courtesy of the Disney and Marvel Games Showcase, and it looks like quite the evocative action game if the teaser is anything to go by. The game will feature four characters, blend two worlds together, and focus on one overarching war. Skydance set the trailer to Vera Lynn's classic "We'll Meet Again," and if that weren't enough of a clue as to the setting, we also see occupied Paris with smoke in the air.

RELATED LINKS: Marvel's Midnight Suns release date, Marvel's Midnight Suns gameplay, The best tactical RPGS on PC

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 4:26 PM
     Marvel's Midnight Suns release date stays in 2022 after all

The Marvel's Midnight Suns release date is firming up once more, following the strategy game's delay earlier in 2022. The Firaxis game will release December 2, 2022, for PC and console, though since Midnight Suns has yet to go gold, it's always possible it may face another delay sometime between now and release. For now, expect to dive into the first Marvel strategy game in 2022 after all.

RELATED LINKS: Marvel's Midnight Suns release date, Marvel's Midnight Suns gameplay, The best tactical RPGS on PC

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 4:11 PM
     Marvel Snap release date announced during Marvel and Disney showcase

A Marvel Snap release date has now been announced at Disney D23, as the card game from a former Hearthstone developer is set to release fairly soon and come out of its previous beta phase.

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 3:42 PM
     Uncharted on PC accidentally gets a release date

Naughty Dog quietly – finally – announced an Uncharted PC release date in a new post on the Epic Games Store, marking the first time the action games are playable on PC. And then shortly after deals hunter Wario64 posted about the announcement, Epic removed the post, along with the entire game page. Evidently the post went up early, so while it may not be there now, you can pretty much guarantee the details are accurate and will surface once again in the near future.

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 3:40 PM
     FIFA 23 Pro Clubs guide

It's fair to say that FIFA 23 Pro Clubs comes at a time when recent versions of the series have overlooked the mode. New features have often been minimal for a game mode that has amazing potential, with priority in the football game going towards Ultimate Team, and to a lesser extent, Career Mode.

While FIFA 23 will have some smart additions, such as seasonal progression across Pro Clubs and Volta, the recently announced tweaks aren't going to mix things up too much. Could EA be waiting for EA Sports FC, the big rebrand coming next year, to revitalise Pro Clubs? Either way, here's everything new that has been announced for FIFA 23 Pro Clubs.

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 3:39 PM
     FIFA 23 stadiums list: every ground in the game

There are 105 FIFA 23 stadiums and locations featured in the final iteration before the FIFA branded videogame goes the way of the dodo. This includes five new stadiums to one of the best football games, along with two famous venues returning from an absence, as the licensing roundabout continues to spin in the battle against Konami's eFootball.

Whether you're getting stuck into FIFA 23 Career Mode, Pro Clubs, Ultimate Team, or Volta, there are plenty of grounds to choose from. Bang in goals at the Stretford End of Old Trafford with one of the many FIFA 23 Icons or use some FUT Heroes to set records at Wembley, here are all of the FIFA 23 stadiums in this year's game.

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 1:56 PM
     Cyberpunk 2077 mods are getting official with CDPR's REDMod tools

Cyberpunk 2077 mods are getting a big boost, as CD Projekt RED has released a set of official Cyberpunk 2077 modding tools designed to make modding the game easier than ever. Eurogamer first spotted the tool set, called REDMod, and it's available as a free download on Steam or directly from CDPR's website. REDmod lets you create pretty much anything you can imagine and add it into the game.

RELATED LINKS: Cyberpunk 2077 review, Cyberpunk 2077 lore & universe, Buy Cyberpunk 2077

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 1:12 PM
     Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds codes September 2022 – redeem free items

Looking for Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds codes? From developer Netmarble, Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds is a free-to-play MMO game that offers players the opportunity to jump into a fantasy world. Players take on the role of a beta tester for a VR game called Soul Divers but quickly realise that the virtual reality world is actually real.

Players can use Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds codes to claim some free goodies. We've outlined all the steps you need to claim the codes, giving you instant access to an abundance of gold, special titles, and helpful in-game items. You can find out whether your computer is up to scratch by checking our Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds system requirements guide.

RELATED LINKS: Ni No Kuni Cross Worlds system requirements, Ni No Kuni Cross Worlds tier list, Ni No Kuni Cross Worlds codes

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 12:27 PM
     AMD Ryzen 5 7600X CPU benchmark points to toasty temperatures

The AMD Ryzen 76000X will be the cheapest Zen 4 CPU when it arrives later this month, and many are keen to know how its performance will stack up against the competition. Now, with the launch date fast approaching, a new benchmark indicates that the processor may be hot stuff, both figuratively and literally.

RELATED LINKS: Ryzen 7000 CPUs - everything we know, RDNA 3 GPUs - everything we know, Best gaming CPU

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 12:15 PM
     Back up your V Rising server before next update, says team

Stunlock Studios has advised players to back up their V Rising server and character before the next update drops. A V Rising patch due to launch sometime in the week of September 12-18 is planned to improve how game saves are stored. As a matter of precaution, the vampire game's developer urges those players hosting a server or playing on a private server to back up their server "just in case."

There are several ways to do this, depending upon whether you are running just one server or multiple. For players with a single server, you should be able to find it in your list of local saves in the 'Continue' menu. There, you can select it and click 'go to directory' to open the folder containing the appropriate files. The ones you want are named 'AutoSave_[number]' (so AutoSave_0, AutoSave_1, etc). Copy those to another location (make sure to leave the originals where they are), and you're good to go.

If you want to back up all your saves across multiple servers, you'll want to navigate to '%appdata% > LocalLow > Stunlock Studios > VRising > Saves' in your computer's File Explorer. There you'll find all the files you need to copy (again, make sure to leave the originals in their place, else the game will be unable to load them). If you have any cloud saves, you can find these in a separate 'CloudSaves' folder in the VRising directory.

RELATED LINKS: V Rising server settings, V Rising tips, The best V Rising base locations

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 12:01 PM
     Nvidia RTX 4090 GPUs pop up online with ridiculous price tags

Nvidia RTX 4090 GPU are popping up early at online storefronts, and Gigabyte options seemingly come with an eyewatering price attached. Australian retailers are currently listing overlocked graphics cards for over $3,000 USD, which suggests you might need to pay more for a custom GeForce gaming PC upgrade.

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

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 11:56 AM
     Valorant dev commends player who memorized all butterfly knife tricks

Valorant has some pretty incredible knife cosmetic options, but none are as popular or stylish as the butterfly knife. There are multiple versions of the butterfly knife avail in the FPS game, from Yoru's Stylish Butterfly Comb to the new VCT Champions 2022 Butterfly in the new Valorant Champions bundle.

RELATED LINKS: Valorant characters: all agents and abilities, Valorant tier list, Valorant crosshair codes

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 11:43 AM
     Genshin Impact leak suggests Dori is free in version 3.2

This new Genshin Impact leak advises players to save their Primogems during the RPG game's second  version 3.0 banner if they're looking to pull for Dori. It appears as though the four-star Electro character will be handed out for free in version 3.2. However, each Genshin Impact update lasts about five weeks. That puts 3.2's start date sometime in earlier November, so the wait may be a bit too long for some who want to use Dori as soon as possible.

RELATED LINKS: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 11:40 AM
     Tower of Fantasy Claudia: stats, weapon abilities, and advancements

The Tower of Fantasy Claudia simulacra is almost upon us, arriving with the 1.5 release date later this month. There are plenty of powerful, high-ranking simulacra already up for grabs as part of the free PC game's gacha system, but Claudia already promises to place highly on our Tower of Fantasy tier list. Armed with her deadly Guren Blade, Claudia's fast-paced melee combat will appeal to anyone looking for a heavy-hitting SSR character to add to their team.

It's important to note that, while she has been available in the Chinese version of the anime game for quite some time, the current details for Tower of Fantasy Claudia simulacrum as she exists in the global version may be subject to change. As is typical with most MMORPGs, her abilities may undergo buffs and nerfs for balancing purposes in future. That being said, here are all the details we currently have for the Tower of Fantasy Claudia simulacrum and her Guren Blade weapon.

RELATED LINKS: Tower of Fantasy codes, Tower of Fantasy characters, How to level up in Tower of Fantasy

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 11:34 AM
     WoW Dragonflight gets a new Lich King mount, but only through Classic

WoW Dragonflight is shaping up to be one of the biggest expansions for World of Warcraft in years. In fact, 2022 is slated to be a year of revival for the Blizzard Entertainment franchise, as both Dragonflight and Wrath of the Lich King Classic are each scheduled for a 2022 release.

RELATED LINKS: Best MMORPGs on PC, The best WoW addons, WoW Dragonflight preview

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 11:25 AM
     Lost Ark servers downtime compensation offered by Smilegate

Smilegate is offering compensation to players after its Lost Ark servers faced extended downtime and multiple delays following the implementation of September's Lost Ark update. The patch adds a variety of quality of life improvements as well as new pet items and much-requested guild chat functionality. However, the update for the ARPG game led to an extended outage past the planned downtime period.

As a result of the extended downtime, Smilegate says that all players who log in between the launch of the new update and September 16 at 12am PT / 3am ET / 8am BST / 9am CEST / 5pm AET will receive a compensation package. This includes the following items:

RELATED LINKS: Best MMORPG – top MMOs you should play, Best Lost Ark Glaivier builds for PvP and PvE, Best fantasy games on PC

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 11:28 AM
     Starfield has

There will be more Starfield locations akin to towns and cities outside of the four major settlements, a former Bethesda developer on the RPG space game has clarified.

RELATED LINKS: Starfield release date, Starfield ship design, Starfield Game Pass

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 10:32 AM
     Terraria 1.4.4 update makes your bases a lot more stylish

Developer Re-Logic might have said that the Terraria 1.4.4 update Labor of Love is content locked as it aims to hit a late September release, but that doesn't mean that the team is done teasing new additions to one of the best crafting games on PC. The latest (and supposedly final, though we've heard that promise before) update is in the polishing stages, but the team is still taking fun Terraria 1.4.4 fan suggestions, and its latest addition offers some rather snazzy home decor potential.

As lead Terraria artist Victor Moura reveals on Twitter, a much-requested update for Labor of Love will allow players to turn every type of glowing moss into special glowing moss bricks. These variously coloured neon-lit blocks will add a pleasing blast of colour to your base - whether you use them to colour coordinate your NPC housing, create stunning Terraria art, or build your very own Times Square.

Re-Logic vice president Whitney 'Cenx' Spinks says that this particular update was inspired by one specific user who has long asked Re-Logic for additional neon blocks. "He is the reason we did this," Cenx notes, to which the user in question responds excitedly, "I'm freaked out, it looks fantastic!" While it may have been crafted with one player in mind, it's certainly going to be a very welcome addition for anyone looking to spice up their builds.

RELATED LINKS: The best Terraria mods, Terraria happiness guide, Terraria bosses guide

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 10:25 AM
     MSI RTX 3090 GPU deal costs less than an Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti

Nvidia RTX 3090 deals are few and far between, but we're starting to see absurd discounts pop up across the board. For whatever reason, MSI's take on the premium GPU is now available for less than an RTX 3080 Ti – a card that packs less of a punch than its souped-up sibling.

RELATED LINKS: MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC review, MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio review, Best gaming motherboard

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 10:24 AM
     All Elden Ring endings and how to get the best ending

Want to unlock the Elden Ring endings? If you can't wait to get to the end of Elden Ring and want a sneak peek of what's to come, or you want to make sure you choose the right options to unlock the best ending, here's what to expect from all of Elden Ring's six endings, including the secret ending.

Elden Ring takes a while to complete, so it's worth hitting up all the best Elden Ring quests in this open-world game. There are a few ways to unlock the other Elden Ring endings - several of them require you to find a specific type of Great Rune called a 'Mending Rune'. You get these runes from various quests, so it's worth noting which ones you need to finish.

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

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 10:24 AM
     League of Legends players need more ways to express their feelings

League of Legends players are awash with emotes; small images that project above a champion in-game. There are two ways to communicate in the MOBA, with emoting usually being the quickest and often the most satisfying way to let your opponent know how you feel compared to time-consuming text comms. The only issue is that there are over 300 emotes in League of Legends right now, with only a selection of five being usable at a time in a game of Summoner's Rift.

RELATED LINKS: Best LoL Champions , League of Legends patch 12.16 notes, LoL tier list

PCGamesN Friday, September 9, 2022 10:16 AM
     Corsair Xeneon 32UHD144 review – a solid 4K gaming monitor

The Corsair Xeneon 32UHD144 is the first 4K gaming monitor to join the company's relatively new line of displays, with just two other models completing the lineup. While this panel marks new ground for Corsair, the manufacturer is certainly not wanting for competition in this space, meaning that its new shiny screen needs to be both a great performer and bring something new to the market. Thankfully, it mostly accomplishes both of these tasks.

RELATED LINKS: Corsair HS70 headset review, Corsair K70 RGB Mk2 review, Best gaming keyboard

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, September 9, 2022 5:41 PM

As previously announced, Amy Hennig's game for Marvel was shown during this evening's Disney games showcase. As was leaked, it's about Captain America and Black Panther working to fight against Hydra during World War 2. What I didn't expect at all was that the game still wouldn't have a name, although there are a few other details to glean from the most teasery teaser trailer.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, September 9, 2022 5:13 PM

For my money, if you want a story about a society set inside a computer, look to ReBoot. But I suppose Tron might satisfy, too. A new visual novel set in the neon universe called Tron: Identity was announced during this evening's Disney & Marvel games showcase, and it's being developed by Bithell Games. There's a very brief teaser trailer below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, September 9, 2022 4:39 PM

After several delays, Marvel's Midnight Suns has a new release date. The new strategy game from XCOM developers Firaxis will launch on December 2nd, as announced during this evening's Disney/Marvel games showcase.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, September 9, 2022 4:01 PM

Foxhole hits 1.0 later this month after years in Steam Early Access, and the update will bring the most exciting possible addition to the massively multiplayer war game: trains. Also, player-built factories, and several other features which should make players focused on the logistics of warfare very happy. There's a new trailer below ahead of its release on September 28th.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, September 9, 2022 12:30 PM

You start out aiming to restore a princess to a throne, which naturally tempted me on her every turn to lunge onto the nearest spear for a punchline, but I will forgive Tyrant's Blessing for circumstances beyond its control.

Like everything, it's also a roguelike, but it's transparent and fair enough that I can reluctantly forgive that too, not least because I've found myself enjoying this one the more it went on. It's a lighter, cheerier sibling of Into The Breach that's half tactical fighter, half puzzler, and its default difficulty setting is close to perfect if you're looking for something less intense that will still catch you out now and then.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, September 9, 2022 12:03 PM

Our undercover man has been compromised and you've mere hours to extract him from a nightclub using every tool in your agent's toolbox: deception, wisecracks, dancing, drinking puddle water, and baking pizza. That's Betrayal At Club Low, the latest game from Cosmo D, set in the same strange city as Off-Peak, The Norwood Suite, and Tales From Off-Peak City. This time, it's an honest-to-goodness RPG, full of skill checks, strange solutions, multiple endings, and so very many dice. And it's great. And it has a demo.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, September 9, 2022 11:41 AM

Cast your mind back to a few months ago, when the sun was shinier and the leaves were greener. Remember all the furore over Nier: Automata's supposed secret church? Well, now you too can play the greatest trick the Internet ever pulled on people who enjoy Yoko Taro games a bit too much. SadFutago's The Nier: Automata Church mod is finally ready to download from NexusMods.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, September 9, 2022 11:31 AM

Despite lamenting the other week that the rest of 2022's gaming calendar was looking a bit weak sauce after endless delay announcements, September is shaping up to be an absolutely monster month for indie releases right now. As Alice Bee noted earlier in the week, there are just too many cool, interesting games coming out for us to review effectively on the site at the moment (although rest assured, we will do our darnedest to cover as many of them as we can).

Part of the challenge is working out what's worth reviewing, and what we think is worth highlighting for you, our readers. The other part, though, is often entirely selfish on our part, just playing and writing about cool games we like. In fact, the decision to review many of the games we covered this week - Railbound, Jack Move and Roadwarden - were all down to having played and liked some form of demo, making events like the Steam Next Fest an increasingly invaluable tool in helping us cut through the noise when we inevitably enter mega months like September.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, September 9, 2022 10:47 AM

Overwatch 2 won't be locking new heroes behind a paid battle pass, it's emerged. Blizzard VP Jon Spector confirmed that heroes will be available through a free track for the battle pass. Spector's comments were an attempt to put an end to speculation over what he described as "incomplete info" circulating online about Overwatch 2's battle pass.

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Twinfinite Friday, September 9, 2022 5:15 PM
     Toy Story Is Coming Soon to Disney Dreamlight Valley

Twinfinite Friday, September 9, 2022 5:01 PM
     Marvel and Niantic are teaming up to create Marvel World of Heroes

Twinfinite Friday, September 9, 2022 4:56 PM
     The Disney & Marvel 2022 Showcase reveals a brand new trailer for Disney Speedstorm. Today we discuss the information revealed.

Twinfinite Friday, September 9, 2022 4:56 PM
     While we have no idea what a title is, Amy Hennig is incredibly trustworthy and a Black Panther team up with Captain America sounds amazing.

Twinfinite Friday, September 9, 2022 4:49 PM
     2K announced the release date of Marvel's Midnight Suns

Twinfinite Friday, September 9, 2022 4:47 PM
     Mickey and the gang return in a new 2D Adventure.

Twinfinite Friday, September 9, 2022 4:36 PM
     There was a developer update about Return to Monkey Island during the Disney and Marvel games showcase.

Twinfinite Friday, September 9, 2022 4:28 PM
     Here is when Avatar Reckoning comes out.

Twinfinite Friday, September 9, 2022 4:17 PM
     Tron: Identity is in great hands.

Twinfinite Friday, September 9, 2022 4:14 PM
     Marvel's Midnight Suns finally has a release date.

Twinfinite Friday, September 9, 2022 4:10 PM
     Tron Identity has a release window.

Twinfinite Friday, September 9, 2022 3:51 PM
     Being a Gym Rat in NBA 2K23 takes commitment.

Twinfinite Friday, September 9, 2022 3:47 PM
     Learn how to get the special Splatoon 3 splashtag from QR codes on the SplatNet 3 App.

Twinfinite Friday, September 9, 2022 3:08 PM
     Find out how to change between an Inkling or Octoling in Splatoon 3.

Twinfinite Friday, September 9, 2022 3:06 PM
     Easily change your character's appearance in Splatoon 3 with this helpful guide.

Twinfinite Friday, September 9, 2022 3:00 PM
     Marvel Snap is finally ready for global launch.

Twinfinite Friday, September 9, 2022 2:56 PM
     Here is everything that is on Jennifer Walter's to-do list in She-Hulk.

Twinfinite Friday, September 9, 2022 2:42 PM
     Here's what you need to know about installing Deceive for Valorant.

Twinfinite Friday, September 9, 2022 2:36 PM
     A top 10 list of the best Squid Game-based Roblox games for September 2022.

Twinfinite Friday, September 9, 2022 2:29 PM
     Where can players find Ronnie2K in NBA 2K23?

Siliconera Friday, September 9, 2022 3:00 PM

Uncle From Another World

Uncle is in trouble. The ongoing anime adaptation of Uncle From Another World has faced considerable production difficulties due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It's hardly alone, of course, but these troubles have prompted the show's production committee to take drastic measures, effectively suspending production indefinitely and restarting the broadcast from the first episode [Thanks, ANN!].

In an update to the Uncle From Another World anime's official website, the committee announced that the anime will essentially shift seasons in the middle of its run, from Summer 2022 to Fall 2022. The show will restart its broadcast on October 6, 2022, from episode 1. Seven episodes have already aired. Earlier in September, the committee delayed episode eight and beyond indefinitely, citing a rapid increase in COVID-19 infections within animation studio Atelier Pontdarc and its cooperating animation houses. The delay prompted a rerun in September of episodes 3 through 6.

The change is mainly aimed at Japanese audiences, since Uncle From Another World airs on broadcast and cable TV in Japan. Outside Japan, the show is a Netflix-exclusive, which means viewers can watch the seven existing episodes at their leisure.

Uncle From Another World (aka Isekai Ojisan) adapts the manga by author Hotondoshindeiru. The story follows the Uncle of college student Takafumi, who fell into a coma 17 years ago. Takafumi is assigned to care for Uncle after he wakes up, only to find out that Uncle had traveled to another world and become a hero of sorts while in his coma. In the meantime Takafumi needs to catch Uncle up with all the things he missed, like smartphones, modern anime, and the fate of Sega following the '90s console wars.

Check out the show's opening sequence.

Uncle From Another World is on Netflix outside Japan, and currently has seven episodes available to watch. Yen Press publishes the manga in English.

The post Uncle From Another World Rewinds Broadcast From October appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, September 9, 2022 2:00 PM

Bandai Namco Game Music releases Tales of Arise soundtrack

Bandai Namco Entertainment has launched a new music label dedicated to its games, which it named Bandai Namco Game Music. It also utilized the new label name to release the Tales of Arise original soundtrack digitally on platforms like Spotify and YouTube Music. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

In the Japanese press release, the company noted that it will use the Bandai Namco Game Music label to launch more digital releases of soundtracks from its franchises, such as Tales OfTekkenAce CombatTaiko no Tatsujin, and Pac-Man.

Bandai Namco will also work with other companies to release the music from more related franchises. One such example has appeared with Elden Ring, which From Software worked closely with Bandai Namco to release worldwide. The Elden Ring original soundtrack has also appeared on Spotify and YouTube Music under the From Software Sound Team's name.

Bandai Namco Game Music is one of the numerous expansions that the company group has made since it launched a rebranding in April 2022. In early July 2022, the group established Bandai Namco Aces, a new company comprised of staff members from Project Aces and ILCA that will develop new console games and their promotional materials, with a focus on the Ace Combat series.

Tales of Arise is playable on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC. The title has sold over 2 million units as of April 2022. The game's soundtrack is now available on select digital platforms, including Spotify and YouTube Music.

The post Bandai Namco Game Music Launches With Tales of Arise Soundtrack appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, September 9, 2022 1:00 PM

Monochrome Mobius Launch Delayed

Aquaplus announced it has delayed the launch of the upcoming Utawarerumono RPG Monochrome Mobius: Rights & Wrongs Forgotten. The game will release on November 17, 2022, just short of a month after its previously intended launch date. This is the second time Aquaplus has delayed the game, previously announcing a one-month delay back in July 2022. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

The company apologized to fans, explaining that the most recent delay was due to an outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus within the development team. Aquaplus added that, while development progress was in the final stages, it had decided to delay the schedule out of concern for the health of affected staff members. Furthermore, publisher Shiravune noted that all infected staff members have already recovered, and that development is "back on track" for the new release date.

Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten is the latest upcoming video game in the Utawarerumono franchise. It will be a prequel to the Utwararerumono: Mask of Deception video game, and feature Oshtor as the central protagonist. Unlike previous games, it will be a traditional JRPG and feature field exploration as well as turn-based battles. Furthermore, the game will also appear in the Happinet booth at this year's Tokyo Game Show.

Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten will release on the PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 on November 17, 2022. It will release on PC via Steam outside of Japan with English and Chinese language support.

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Siliconera Friday, September 9, 2022 12:00 PM

Kizuna AI - Touch the Beat coming to PS4 and PS5

Kizuna AI's rhythm game will appear on PlayStation 4 and 5. Gemdrops had announced that it will release the PS4 and PS5 versions of Kizuna AI - Touch the Beat! in early 2023.

Touch the Beat! originally appeared as a VR-exclusive title for Oculus Quest in October 2020. The upcoming PlayStation releases will support both PlayStation VR 2 and its predecessor. The developer will also add a Non-VR mode so that players who do not have a VR device can enjoy the game as well.

In addition to the official site, Gemdrops also announced the new releases on its Twitter account:

Kizuna AI is the first figure to popularize the Virtual YouTuber concept following her debut in November 2016. She used to be the most subscribed VTuber on YouTube with over three million subscribers until Hololive's Gawr Gura surpassed her in July 2021.

The VTuber went on an indefinite hiatus after holding the "hello, world 2022" live concert on February 26, 2022. The event also featured the debut of #kzn, a Vocaloid-like AI-based voice synthesis character.

#kzn will hold a small live performance on the final day of the Tokyo Game Show on September 18, 2022. Gemdrops will also publish more details about the PlayStation releases of Touch the Beat! at the event.

Kizuna AI - Touch the Beat! is currently available on Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2. The PlayStation 4 and 5 versions will arrive digitally in early 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, September 9, 2022 11:00 AM

Fire Emblem The Binding Blade Roy and Lilina figures

Intelligent Systems and Good Smile Company will release new figures modeled after Roy and Lilina, the hero and heroine of Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. Pre-orders for both figures are available separately on Good Smile Company's web stores.

The figures will have a scale of 1/7, and the overall height will range between 24-25 cm (9.4~9.8 inches). The pedestals will be designed in such a way that people who bought both figures will be able to line them up next to each other.

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Intelligent Systems will produce these figures by itself. The company had previously made figures of Female Byleth from Three Houses, Marth from Shadow Dragon, Lyn from The Blazing Blade, and Ike from Radiant Dawn.

Good Smile Company, which has recently been producing Pop Up Parade figures of Fire Emblem: Three Houses characters, will help sell and distribute the figures. Pre-orders for both figures are available until January 18, 2023. It sells each figure separately with the same price tag of $204.99.

Lilina's figure will appear first in Japan in September 2023. Roy's figure will follow the month after in October 2023. Good Smile Company will ship the figures to North America two months later than the Japanese release in November and December 2023, respectively.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade is a Game Boy Advance strategy RPG that came out in Japan in 2002. The 2003 entry The Blazing Blade, which was also the first Fire Emblem title that Nintendo released in the West, contains a prequel story to this game. Nintendo has never released an official localization for The Binding Blade to this date, but it extensively features the title on crossover games like Fire Emblem Heroes and the Super Smash Bros. series.

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Siliconera Friday, September 9, 2022 10:00 AM

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Burst Forth Choro-gon Breath coming to PC Steam

The Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid shoot 'em up game will make its way from consoles to PC. Bushiroad has opened a Steam page for Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Burst Forth!! Choro-gon Breath Director's Cut. The PC version will be available in October 2022.

The PC Director's Cut edition will add new illustrations of the stage bosses made by Coolkyousinnjya, the original artist for Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid. It will also adjust the stages' difficulty levels. Players will be able to choose between the normal version that first appeared on consoles and the new Director's Cut version.

The PC version's minimum requirements will consist of Intel Core i5-1035G4, Nvidia GeForce GT1030, and 8 GB of RAM. But for the best performances, Bushiroad recommends a Core i7-7700 CPU, a GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, and 16 GB of RAM.

Bushiroad initially revealed Choro-gon Breath for the PS4 and Switch in September 2021. The shoot 'em up game lets players control Tohru, Elma, and Kanna. It also has multiple endings based on the player's final score.

While Bushiroad published information in both Japanese and English, Aksys later announced that it handled the Western releases. The console versions came out in Japan on March 24, 2022, and in the West on August 25, 2022.

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Burst Forth!! Choro-gon Breath is currently available on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The Director's Cut edition will appear on PC via Steam in October 2022.

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