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Kotaku Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:35 PM

It was only last year that the future of the Judgment series was looking extremely dicey, courtesy of a legal battle over star Takuya Kimura's likeness. Looks like that's all been cleared up, though, because both games aren't just coming to the PC, they're already here.


Kotaku Wednesday, September 14, 2022 5:31 PM

At least somewhere between 20-30 staff members were laid off at G4TV today, according to three sources familiar with the business. The video game talk show network from the 2000s was resurrected last fall on streaming platforms like Twitch as well as cable TV, but now faces major upheaval less than a year later. "I…


Kotaku Wednesday, September 14, 2022 5:15 PM

Sony's PSVR for PlayStation 4, the first serious VR add-on for a console, did pretty darn well for itself. It was reasonably affordable, well received by players and critics alike, and got a lot more post-launch support than many prior PlayStation hardware efforts (RIP, dear Vita). Now, various outlets have gotten…


Kotaku Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:25 PM

In a new GameSpot interview, Yakuza executive producer and Ryu Ga Gotoku studio head Masayoshi Yokoyama expressed that he's hesitant to bring the popular franchise to Nintendo Switch. He explained that the console's family-friendly image in Japan doesn't fit with the franchise's mix of combat, crime, and its…


Kotaku Wednesday, September 14, 2022 2:40 PM

Last night, we finally got a look at the next mainline game in the Yakuza series, Like a Dragon 8, and the announcement trailer immediately had folks online racing to assemble memes poking fun at the youthful new hairdo of the series' longtime, stalwart protagonist, Kiryu Kazuma. Although it's nice to know that the…


Kotaku Wednesday, September 14, 2022 2:30 PM

The Tokyo Game Show begins tomorrow, just as Valve is on the cusp of launching its wildly successful Steam Deck in Asian markets. What better way to flex than by building a super-enormous version of the portable PC to loom large over the show floor?


Kotaku Wednesday, September 14, 2022 2:15 PM

Over the past day, I've seen many jokes that there were too many farming games shown off at the Nintendo Direct. Calm down, there were like four. But one announcement made me immediately sit up in my seat: Rune Factory 3 Special is coming to the Nintendo Switch. I'm stoked that Marvelous is finally porting its best…


Kotaku Wednesday, September 14, 2022 2:00 PM

Yesterday's Nintendo Direct showcase taught me many things, such as there are many upcoming farming games and people like playing farming games. I am so overwhelmed with the power of this knowledge—the power of the big farming sim in the sky running on children's imaginations and a Nintendo DS Lite—that I am putting…


Kotaku Wednesday, September 14, 2022 1:58 PM

Last month, GameStop announced new stock bonuses for store managers and hourly raises for other employees. It seemed like some relief was finally coming for the staff, who have been through so much these last few years, all while watching investors profit off unprecedented meme stock hijinks. Over the past week,…


Kotaku Wednesday, September 14, 2022 1:15 PM

EA announced today that starting next month, the base Sims 4 game on all platforms will be free to download and play. It also announced an upcoming livestream in which Maxis will lay out its plans for the game's future updates.


PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:22 PM
     Adopt Me! shut down in 2 countries due to Roblox loot box restrictions

Adopt Me! has shut down in the Netherlands and Belgium to comply with those countries' restrictions on Roblox loot boxes, the game's creators announced via a blog post on the hit Roblox game's official website.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 3:38 PM
     Jurassic World Evolution 2 expansion adds four new dinos

Four new dinos are coming with the next Jurassic World Evolution 2 expansion this week. The Late Cretaceous Pack launches September 15 for the park management game, and in addition to the new dinosaur species, it also adds some new features and enhancements to make tending your park a more pleasant experience.

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 1:49 PM
     Fan-made Valorant gun keychains grab Riot's attention

Valorant gun skins are just one of the reasons that the Riot FPS game has kept atop the charts, but one fan has decided to transcend the digital realm and bring the best of them into the real world as keyrings. You shouldn't just take our word that they're amazing, either, as a developer at Riot has given their (unofficial) seal of approval.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 1:01 PM
     WoW Dragonflight: how to get Lizi, Thunderspine Trampler mount

WoW Dragonflight introduces a ton of new mounts in the popular MMORPG for players to tame and explore the Dragon Isles with. One mount in particular that's riling up fans is the new Thunderspine mount, and here's how to acquire it.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 12:35 PM
     How to get Disney Dreamlight Valley Dream Shards

Disney Dreamlight Valley Dream Shards are one of the most valuable items you will need in the game. Like with most social or farming simulation games, you have to do a lot of grindy resource gathering in Dreamlight Valley, especially during the early stages. Some resources grow from trees or seeds, while others regenerate in your surroundings. Dream Shards are obtained in very specific ways, and are often limited. We've got more information on the different resources available in our Dreamlight Valley beginner's guide.

Since Dream Shards are not as renewable as other items in the Disney game, it helps to know where to find more of these pink crystals when you need them. Especially when they are a requirement in a number of character questlines. One of the earliest, Merlin's "A New Enchantment", teaches players how to craft Dreamlight from these shards, the valuable currency required to unlock biomes and realms, causing some players to convert all of their Dream Shards and being left with none for later quests.

RELATED LINKS: Best life games on PC, Best Disney games, Games like Animal Crossing on PC

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 12:06 PM
     The best Chrome VPN in 2022

The best Chrome VPN is one that's going to keep fans of Google's browser happy, while also making sure that your search history and online activities remain completely private. You don't want to be in a situation where your VPN creates loading issues that can affect the performance of your favourite browser - what a load of needless hassle that would be.

So which is the best Chrome VPN? Well, that's not an easy question to answer, because there are many VPN providers whose services are fantastic. To make it easier for you to narrow your choices down, we've picked out five stand-out options for you, with ExpressVPN getting our highest recommendation.

The list includes many of the best VPN services and all of them have a Chrome extension that you allows you to easily control your VPN through the browser directly. All you need to do is head to the VPN provider's website, sign up, install the extension, and log in again through it, and you're all set. Some even have a VPN free trial, if you want to take them for a spin.

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Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:38 PM
     Here's where you can acquire Clay in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:37 PM
     Metal: Hellsinger announced a huge new feature that will be headed to the game's PC version soon after its launch.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:34 PM
     Reward the animals of Disney Dreamlight Valley by giving them their favorite foods

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:33 PM
     Here's when Sony's film adaptation of the iconic franchise races into theaters.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:14 PM
     Learn how to do the Squid Roll technique in Splatoon 3.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 6:43 PM
     Learn how to Squid Surge in Splatoon 3 and get the upper hand against your enemies.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 6:00 PM
     Learn how to level up fast in Splatoon 3 to unlock more features.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:47 PM
     Here is how to get the deadly Iron Banner Sword, Razor's Edge in Destiny 2.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:35 PM
     A new trailer for Sonic Frontiers was released for TGS 2022.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:23 PM
     Fire Emblem Engage needs this Joy-Con feature.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:13 PM
     Xbox's update features integration and much more.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:11 PM
     Here's what you need to make the Seafood Platter in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:10 PM
     Crunchyroll is bringing out the big guns for NYCC.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:04 PM
     Turn on the style, and take off your shirt.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 3:25 PM
     Today SuperTrick Games and GungHo Online Entertainment announced the release dates for Deathverse: Let it Die.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 3:08 PM
     Today Square Enix released a new trailer of its upcoming action JRPG Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai – Infinity Strash.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 2:42 PM
     Following the announcement of Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key, Koei Tecmo revealed plenty of additional details.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 2:31 PM
     Cyberpunk refuses to fade away.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 2:28 PM
     The Perses-D Scout Rifle is a slow firing beast with excellent perks for both PvE activities and the Crucible.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 2:20 PM
     The man behind Hooper will appear in the latest PlayStation series

Siliconera Wednesday, September 14, 2022 8:00 PM

like a dragon ishin

During the RGG Summit at the TGS 2022, Sega showed off the Ambush trailer for Like a Dragon: Ishin. At well over five minutes long, the trailer shows off the story and how familiar Kamurocho characters look like in the 1860s Japan. This is a remake of the 2014 original and uses the Unreal Engine.

This is not a game in the Yakuza, or Like a Dragon, main continuity. Rather, it is a separate story based on the real Bakumatsu era, with Yakuza characters appearing instead as key historical figures. While Soji Okita and Shinpachi Nagakura may look and act like Majima and Saejima, respectively, they are their own characters. You will not be playing as Kiryu, but a Ryoma Sakamoto, who just happen to looks exactly like him somehow.

You can view the Ambush trailer for Like a Dragon: Ishin! here:

Some characters will look different in Like a Dragon: Ishin compared to the original. For example, Katsu Rintaro's counterpart will be Masato Arakawa from Yakuza: Like a Dragon, whereas he looked like Minoru Aoyama before. As Shunsuke Daito's Shigeki Baba was the counterpart of Like a Dragon: Ishin's Todo Heisuke, this change may have something to do with certain actors' contracts or availabilities.

In Like a Dragon: Ishin, you will be able to fight with your sword, your gun, or your fists. There is also a combat style where Ryoma wields both his sword and his gun at the same time. Heat actions will also make a return.

Like a Dragon: Ishin will come out in February 2023 for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC. Like a Dragon 8 and Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name are also in development.

The post Like a Dragon: Ishin! Ambush Trailer Shows Tons of Familiar Faces appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:00 PM

Nintendo Switch Sports Golf

Golf is coming to Nintendo Switch Sports later this year. As previously announced, the Nintendo Direct on September 13, 2022, reconfirmed that the sport will be added as a free update to the game. The free golf update, originally slated for Fall 2022, is now slated for Holiday 2022.

In addition to narrowing the release window, Nintendo also detailed what golf will entail as part of the game. You can see all of the update's information in the video below.

The Nintendo Switch Sports version of golf will include 21 holes from 2006's Wii Sports. It will offer a local play mode, as well as the new Survival Golf mode. Survival Golf is an online mode that pits up to 8 players against each other. Players will golf simultaneously on the same course, and the player who gets the most strokes will be eliminated.

Back in late July, Nintendo Switch Sports received its free Summer Update, which added a Leg-Strap Mode to Soccer and new moves to Volleyball, among other things. Nintendo also added a "cheat code" in August that unlocks the Legend difficulty for the sport it's used on. It even summons the infamous Matt to meet players in the Fencing ring.

Nintendo Switch Sports is available now for, you guessed it, the Nintendo Switch. The free Golf Update arrives in Holiday 2022.

The post Nintendo Switch Sports Adds Golf in Holiday 2022 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, September 14, 2022 2:00 PM

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line

Square Enix has announced a new Theatrhythm game: Theatrhythm Final Bar Line. It was first revealed at the September 2022 Nintendo Direct, with an extended announcement trailer released later the same day. The Final Fantasy-based rhythm game will release on February 16, 2023.

Check out the announcement trailer below.

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line will feature 385 playable songs pulled from the entirety of the Final Fantasy series. Some of the music confirmed to be in the game comes from FFXIVFFVII RemakeFF Type-0, and even the FFVII Advent Children movie. The songs are put into categories based on which entry they're from, allowing players to experience the series through its music. A local multiplayer mode, called Pair Mode, will allow 2 players to complete stages together. There will also be a 4-player Online Multi-Battle mode.

DLC was also announced for Final Bar Line. The DLC will be sold in parts and will add a total of 90 new songs from other Square Enix series. Music from games such as Octopath TravelerChrono TriggerLegend of Mana, and Live A Live will be included in the parts. The NieR and SaGa series will also have songs that appear as DLC.

Two Digital Deluxe editions of the game will be available, both coming with 27 exclusive songs. The Digital Deluxe Edition will include DLC Season Pass 1, while the Premium Digital Deluxe Edition will include all of the game's DLC Season Passes. Those who purchase the Premium edition will have a total of 502 playable songs in their game.

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line will release on February 16, 2023, for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Pre-orders are available now.

The post Theatrhythm Final Bar Line Orchestrates a February 2023 Release appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, September 14, 2022 1:00 PM

Road To Gunpla Battle - Second Test

The real-to-virtual Gunpla scanning technology will have a broader test in Japan. Bandai Namco will hold the second test event for the Road To Gunpla Battle project in Shinjuku, Tokyo. It will set up a system that can scan a Gundam plastic model kit and generate a 3D movie with it.

The new test will support all SD Gundam and 1/144-scaled kits. The latter will include Entry Grade, High Grade, and Real Grade units. It will also allow custom colors and additional parts. In most cases, the total length of the posed kit must not exceed 170mm (~6.7 inches) in any dimension.

A participant will have around fifteen minutes to complete the whole process. After registering their Gunpla kit and selecting a situation, the organizer will give them five minutes to pose the model. The system will then scan the kit in three minutes. It will finish processing the movie in five minutes.

A trailer for the second Road To Gunpla Battle test is available to watch on Bandai Spirits' YouTube channel. It shows some examples of the movies that the system will generate during the test period.

Road To Gunpla Battle is a project from Bandai Namco that aims to realize a system where people can scan their own model kits and pilot them in the virtual world, as seen in the Gundam Build Divers anime and Gundam Build Real live-action drama. The first test took place in March 2022. It involved the generation of controllable 3D model data from the scanned Gunpla. While it supported custom colors, it was only available for unmodified kits of Gundam Helios and RX-78-2 Gundam.

The second test for the Road To Gunpla Battle project will commence at Gundam Next Future Tokyo Base in Shinjuku Sumitomo Building Sankaku Hiroba from September 29 to October 2, 2022.

The post Road To Gunpla Battle Second Test Will Cover All 1/144 and SD Kits appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, September 14, 2022 12:30 PM

The Idolmaster orchestra concert - Symphony of Five Stars

The Japanese idol-raising game franchise The Idolmaster will have its first-ever physical orchestra concert. Bandai Namco will hold The Idolmaster Orchestra Concert ~Symphony of Five Stars!!!!!~ in Makuhari on November 12-13, 2022. With tickets priced at 11,000 yen (~$77), the audience will be able to watch Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra perform songs from the franchise.

The event will also feature a different list of guest voice actors each day. One half of the list will attend in person, while the other half will voice the idol characters that they represent in the franchise. Regardless of the appearance methods, the guests will also sing their respective characters' songs at the concert.

Day 1, November 12, 2022

  1. Asami ImaiThe Idolmaster's Chihaya Kisaragi (voice actress)
  2. Arisa KoriMillion Live's Kaori Sakuramori (voice actress)
  3. Saori Hayami - Cinderella Girls' Kaede Takagaki (character)
  4. Honoka Kuroki - Shiny Colors' Amana Osaki (character)
  5. Special Guest: Shunsuke Takizawa (composer of numerous Cinderella Girls songs)

Day 2, November 13, 2022

  1. Manami NumakuraThe Idolmaster's Hibiki Ganaha (voice actress)
  2. Yuri Komagata - Million Live's Sayoko Takayama (voice actress)
  3. Shunichi Toki - SideM's Kei Tsuzuki (character)
  4. Yusuke Nagano - SideM's Rei Kagura (character)
  5. Special Guest: Yuriko Kaida (FictionJunction vocalist)

The audience for an orchestra concert has a different set of rules from the live concerts the series' fans have grown accustomed to. The first segment of the two-part concert will focus on the orchestra performance. As such, the organizer reminds the prospective audience to refrain from using lightsticks or clapping in the middle of songs during the segment.

The Idolmaster Orchestra Concert ~Symphony of Five Stars!!!!!~ will take place at Makuhari Event Hall in Makuhari Messe on November 12-13, 2022.

The post The Idolmaster Series Will Have Its First Orchestra Concert in November appeared first on Siliconera.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, September 14, 2022 6:30 PM
     The Sims Free To Play the sims 4 free-to-play ea release whenEA announced today that The Sims 4 will go free-to-play, following the F2P wave happening in most live service games nowadays. The Sims 4 was low on my list of games likely to go free-to-play, so this fun turn of events means I'll be able to live out my Sims dreams of raising a beautiful family only to trap them in a burning house. Of course, there are normal ways to play The Sims 4 as well, and you can just do that too. Starting on October 18, the base version of The Sims 4 will go free-to-play for all players. This means that console players, Epic Games fanatics, or Steam shoppers can download the game completely for free. This does not mean that the endless list of DLC options for the game is going free-to-play with it. That's a lot of DLC to buy individually, which can cost just about $984 if you get each pack individually on Steam.   A new free life Players who already own the base game will be rewarded, however. Players can claim the new Desert Luxe Kit from Sep...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, September 14, 2022 5:15 PM
     Xbox App For Windows SplashMicrosoft is rolling out a new update to its Xbox App for Windows machines that brings improvements to the app's launch speed and overall performance. Perhaps the most interesting addition, however, is that players can now narrow down what their next game is going to be thanks to game length integration with HowLongtoBeat on the Xbox App. HowLongToBeat is a website that lets you check different statistics before jumping into a game. As the name suggests, it includes data on how long it requires to complete the main story, as well as other variables such as nabbing a full 100%, completing the main story with sidequests, and more. Now, the Xbox app has this info integrated right into a game's product page, giving you the rundown before you choose to install the game. Microsoft is also getting the community more involved to give overviews of their experience with each title. Thus, players can submit their own gameplay times for each title they've played, along with leavi...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, September 14, 2022 3:45 PM
     Cities Skylines Plazas And PromenadesColossal Order hardly seems like it's running out of ideas when it comes to outfitting Cities: Skylines with new attributes for players to enjoy. Thus, here we are with the city builder's 11th major expansion in the seven years since it has been on the market. Today, the Cities: Skylines – Plazas & Promenades expansion released with a new focus. This time around, the focus is less on the cities and more on the citizens. This expansion introduces many new tools, fixtures, and buildings that are centered around increasing the well being of townsfolk by means of giving them more space to roam and enjoy themselves. This shakes up the gameplay aspects to a decent degree, as you're now encouraged to plan around incorporating these new citizen-focused areas into the city's design. In my time with the expansion, I can certainly see its potential, but honing that potential takes some coffee, plotting, and brainpower.   Extra legroom As established, the pur...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, September 14, 2022 3:00 PM
     Rise Of The Ronin Pc Game Team NinjaTeam Ninja has been busy. The studio that brought us Ninja Gaiden and Nioh are working on two projects, and they're both oddly similar to one another. Some months back, Team Ninja announced Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, an action RPG in a similar vein as Nioh. Yesterday, it announced a new game in the same genre. Rise of the Ronin was revealed during the PlayStation State of Play as a PS5 console exclusive, but we're sure that means it's heading to PC as well when it launches in 2024. There is a key difference between the two games. Wo Long is set during the Three Kingdoms era of China, while Rise of the Ronin is taking us back to feudal Japan. I mean, it's practically in the name. Expect to see samurai clashing swords. Specifically, the game is set during the "Bakumatsu," a period during the late 19th century Japan, according to Team Ninja director, Fumihiko Yasuda. Western influences have brought changes to the country, as well as firearms. Both swords ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, September 14, 2022 2:30 PM
     Atelier Ryza 3 Alchemist Of The End & The Secret Key Coming To Steam Next YearAtelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key was announced at the recent Nintendo Direct and given a release date. Fans won't have to wait long either, as Atelier Ryza 3 releases on PC via Steam on February 23, 2023. The new JRPG is being published by Koei Tecmo and developed by Gust. It boasts multiple connected maps to explore, plenty of party members, and an engaging story. The Nintendo website provides an official description of the new adventure: "Ryza and her friends are living their lives on Kurken Island when news of a sudden appearance of a mysterious group of islands in nearby waters arrives. To find a way to save her island, Ryza and her friends will set off on a final adventure surrounding the 'roots of alchemy.'"   What to expect Previous games in the Atelier Ryza series have also released on PC in the past. Atelier Ryza 3 is seemingly a continuation of its two predecessors. The trailer teases something called "the final Summer,�...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, September 14, 2022 5:00 PM
     We've compiled a comprehensive list of new and active codes for the Roblox One Punch Simulator, including free boosters, tokens, pets, and more! Vitorpvp1337 developed the Roblox One Punch Simulator game based on the One Punch Man comic and anime series. As in the anime, you will want to train yourself to develop your power, […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:00 PM
     To assist you in getting some free money for Roblox Paint Simulator, we have put together a complete list of all current and working codes. Grab a brush and some paint in Paint Simulator to brighten up the Roblox world. Paint Simulator is a Roblox experience developed by Plaything in which you walk around painting […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, September 14, 2022 3:06 PM
     Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in the old times in the Pokemon world at a time when it was rare to find harmony between people and Pokemon. Set in the land of the Hisui region, known as the Sinnoh region in modern times, you'll join the Galaxy Expedition Team (or just Galaxy Team for short) […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, September 14, 2022 1:02 PM
     Players had to choose one, the other, or both. GTA 5 is unique because it has three playable protagonists in one game. No other Grand Theft Auto game in the franchise has ever featured more than one protagonist, let alone three. Franklin, Michael, and Trevor are all playable individually in GTA 5, yet all three […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, September 14, 2022 12:00 PM
     Battery Packs are crafting items used to make several machines in Stardew Valley. They are scarce resources that can not be acquired conventionally from mining rocks, foraging, or killing random monsters. Thankfully, you will only ever need them when you get to the later parts of the game. Find out more about how to acquire […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, September 14, 2022 5:41 PM

To be the largest title in the series to date.

The post Like a Dragon 8 Announced for PC and Consoles appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:51 PM

A release date was not announced

The post Rise of the Ronin Announced for PS5 appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:17 PM

Sony Interactive Entertainment is publishing the title.

The post Stellar Blade (Previously Named Project EVE) Gets New Story Trailer appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, September 14, 2022 3:39 PM

Sony also announced a limited edition DualSense God of War Ragnarok themed wireless controller,

The post God of War Ragnarok Gets New "Story" Trailer appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Pivotal Gamers Wednesday, September 14, 2022 1:27 PM
     Hello fellow gamers. ChampionFlow holds a new giveaway for ControlCraft. Their message follows. Get ControlCraft for FREE! A few words about ControlCraft Control Craft 3 is a fast paced RTS which brings together quick thinking and clever tactics for some veritable planet conquering action! Last minute notes Login or register to ChampionFlow, complete all steps to unlock your key. So hurry up. Just...

MonsterVine Wednesday, September 14, 2022 12:00 PM
     Pac-Man World Re Pac is a simple but pleasant remake that serves as a nice reminder of how charming 3D platformers were in the PS1 era. There's not too much variety to be found, and it's a bit too easy, but if you're looking for a relaxing and nostalgic 3D platformer, this could be the […]

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Kotaku Wednesday, September 14, 2022 11:40 AM

With information on the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as rare as Coccu's teeth, every snippet or trailer is pored over, torn apart, and minutely inspected by avid fans, like conspiracists decoding the latest Q-drop. Here are some of our favorite fan-theories from yesterday's new trailer, along with…


Kotaku Wednesday, September 14, 2022 11:30 AM

What should one have to do to earn an award? How much work should one have to complete before receiving an achievement? These are questions without answers. But according to the devs behind Disney Dreamlight Valley, you need to catch nearly 2000 fish and harvest over 4000 vegetables before you get achievements. Better…


Kotaku Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:17 AM

Destiny 2's Crucible has seen better days. Rarely does it seem like the PVP offerings please anyone. Hardcore players complain about gun balance, while newcomers are quickly thrashed and resign themselves to never coming back. But today many players are united in being pissed off about the latest change to the…


Kotaku Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:10 AM

Sega just released trailers for two new Yakuza games that are on the way: Yakuza 8, the next mainline game in the series (and one which we'd already seen and knew about), and Like a Dragon Gaiden, an all-new announcement which stars series stalwart Kazuma Kiryu. That makes this three Yakuza announcements in one week…


PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 11:53 AM
     Genshin Impact leak lists several events coming in version 3.1

A new Genshin Impact leak shows off several major events that HoYoverse is planning to add to the RPG with the version 3.1 update. It seems that players can look forward to four new events, alongside two new bosses and the Sumeru desert map expansion that's already been teased. For now, it looks as though the events are Song of the Cups, Wind Chaser, Star-Seeker's Sojourn, and Hyakunin Ikki.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 11:50 AM
     Skyrim mod makes spells and magic X-rated in Bethesda RPG

Skyrim mods can have a variety of grim effects on the Bethesda RPG, but over ten years since the game's launch, and ahead of the Fallout creator's next project Starfield, this new Skyrim community creation takes The Elder Scrolls a step further by turning spells and magic into x-rated schlock.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 11:49 AM
     Best Firefox VPN services to protect your privacy in 2022

Many internet users will find themselves looking for the best Firefox VPN. While the debate about the best internet browser rages on, there's no denying that it's important to protect your privacy on the internet - not just in the terms of your right to privacy, but also in the sense that you don't want your personal data falling into the hands of malicious parties who might use it to exploit you.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 11:42 AM
     Twitch streamer turns flute into a Warzone PC controller

A Warzone Twitch streamer has transformed a flute into a PC controller, and they even managed to get a sniper kill using just musical notes. No, it's not magic, and the content creator isn't some sort of weird FPS game snake charmer, but watching the player gun down enemies with a jaunty tune is both remarkable and hilarious

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PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 11:42 AM
     The Division 2 update kicks off Season 10 and adds customisation

Season 10 has begun with the latest The Division 2 update, which rolled out September 13. In addition to launching another season's worth of manhunt targets, the patch also includes some welcome quality-of-life updates for the action MMORPG - including, for the first time, full character recustomisation.

RELATED LINKS: The Division 2 PC review, The Division 2 build guide, The Division 2 brand sets

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 11:30 AM
     FIFA 23 ratings: the top rated players

The FIFA 23 player ratings signal the end of an era. For the first time since FIFA 07, neither Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo sit atop the summit, with cover star Kylian Mbappe standing tall as we head into EA's last 'FIFA' branded sports game before the license expires next season.

In truth, it's been coming. Both Messi and Ronaldo lost a certain spark after their 2021 moves to Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United respectively, despite quality individual returns. The beginning of Mbappe's reign is likely to underline a year of pretty significant change among the top 100 rated players - though do note this doesn't include the FIFA 23 icons or FUT Heroes. Here are the FIFA 23 ratings for the top players in the game.

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 11:17 AM
     Minecraft ice cream is real and you can sign up for early access

Minecraft ice cream is real. We write about a lot of weird and wonderful things, including the odd subgenre of "things in Minecraft get made in real life," like this Minecraft door someone painted, or these impressive modular working Minecraft Redstone blocks. This time though, we're talking about food.

RELATED LINKS: Minecraft console commands, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 11:54 AM
     The Sims 4 goes free to play soon, says EA

EA has announced that The Sims 4 is going free-to-play quite soon, changing the game's payment model to give players of the Maxis life sim game a more direct line to its extra content.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:43 AM
     League of Legends patch 12.18: Udyr DPS increased, Lulu nerfed

League of Legends patch 12.18 details have been released by Riot lead designer, Matt 'Phroxzon' Leung-Harrison. Hoping not to rock the boat too much before the MOBA's biggest event of the year, Worlds, the changes appear to be low-key, pulling back on things the team may have 'overshot' with the previous patch.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:35 AM
     Diablo Immortal whales in 'orb debt' will be banned from PvP

Some Diablo Immortal whales - players who have spent large sums of money on the fantasy game - will receive PvP bans after Blizzard revokes transactions made through third-party sellers. The community was introduced to the concept of Diablo Immortal orb debt after microtransaction purchases made for the free PC game through alternative vendors were removed from players' accounts, leaving them with negative Eternal Orb values.

Players left with a negative balance on their account are unable to join parties or participate in most group activities, including dungeons, elder rifts, and using the marketplace, until they have 'repaid' the value by purchasing additional Eternal Orbs through the in-game store. However, players were surprised to find that the restrictions didn't extend to most PvP activities such as Battlegrounds. This means that these players have been able to take advantage of their supposedly ill-gotten gains in competitive multiplayer modes. But that's all about to change.

Responding to a post on the game's subreddit, Diablo community manager Adam 'PezRadar' Fletcher says that the team has applied a hotfix "restricting these players from Battlegrounds and other PvP activities." It's unclear at the time of writing how widespread this restriction is and whether it extends to endgame activities such as the Diablo Immortal Rite of Exile, which determines who will become the active Immortals faction on a server. We have reached out to Blizzard for additional details, and will update if we hear more specifics.

RELATED LINKS: Diablo Immortal tier list, Diablo Immortal system requirements, Best Diablo Immortal builds

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:27 AM
     CS:GO skins have different hitboxes says player, causing P2W advantage

CS:GO skins have different hitbox sizes for headshots, claims one player of the definitive Valve FPS, meaning that players who use the purchasable Professionals skins can potentially gain an unfair advantage in the most popular competitive shooter on Steam.

RELATED LINKS: CS:GO console commands, CS:GO tips, CS:GO smokes

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:04 AM
     Halo six-player split-screen done in MCC after 343 Industries scrap it

Six player Halo split-screen has been achieved by a group of players in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, after 343 Industries cancelled local co-op in Halo Infinite earlier this month.

RELATED LINKS: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary review, Halo 3 review, Best FPS games

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:18 AM
     Deathverse release date announced in deep dive for the battle royale

GungHo has kept quiet about its quirky battle royale in recent months, but now, not only do we have a Deathverse release date, but we got the chance to see the brutal battler in action. The dev team showed us a deep dive and explored some of the game's many systems and influences, and it looks like we're in for a wild ride when the Deathverse launches for PC on October 5. PlayStation players can get in on the action a bit sooner, as it launches for that platform on September 28.

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 9:59 AM
     The best Tower of Fantasy King build

Looking for the best Tower of Fantasy King build? This self-serving, money-hungry merc is highly coveted in Hotta Studio's breakout anime game, and for good reason. Boasting the highest Shatter stat of any Tower of Fantasy character currently available, his deadly Scythe of the Crow excels at pulling large groups of enemies within range to tear through shields in record time. If a hyper-aggressive playstyle that pairs fast-paced melee combat with a fiery area-of-effect (AoE) passive sounds appealing, then King is the simulacrum for you.

It's hard to go wrong while playing as King, but our Tower of Fantasy King build will identify the best matrices, weapon advancements and awakening traits to maximise the effects of his primary weapon stats. It's important to clarify that Tower of Fantasy's build management differs from what you might expect in a typical RPG game. As their name suggests, simulacra serve to represent the owners of Tower of Fantasy weapons, and as such their customisation is limited. That being said, let's get into our Tower of Fantasy King build.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 9:27 AM
     Custom gaming PC mod celebrates the 50th anniversary of MASH

Custom gaming PC mods allow users to show their appreciation for their interests in pop culture, even if that show is half a century old. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of American comedy-drama MASH - often spelled out as M*A*S*H - this custom PC is kitted out from the ground-up with US Army pigmentation and paraphernalia.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 9:47 AM
     The best Sims 4 CC creators and packs

Looking for the best Sims 4 CC packs? Never ones to be outshone, the community has been working tirelessly since the life game's release in 2014 to produce a near endless supply of custom content to compliment the game. Creators have even gone as far as creating whole packs' worth, akin to the official Stuff Packs EA release.

But there's a lot of it, so we've done the heavy lifting for you to find the best custom content you can download for your game right now. Most of the Sims 4 CC packs featured here is Maxis Match CC, meaning it's been designed to fit the art style of The Sims 4 and should blend in seamlessly. We recommend reading our guide on how to install Sims 4 CC packs before attempting to apply these custom packs to your game.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 9:04 AM
     RGG sneakily announces Judgment on PC and Lost Judgment on PC

Yakuza makers RGG Studio stealthily announced Judgment on PC and Lost Judgment on PC, hot on the heels of the action game studio's big showcase that also announced two more brand-new Yakuza games – or, Like A Dragon, to use the new official localized name. Judgment on PC and its sequel are out now on Steam. Unlike the other newly announced Like A Dragon games, RGG made no mention of either PC port coming to Windows or the Epic Games Store.

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 8:07 AM
     This Nvidia RTX 4090 GPU might be too chonky for your PC case

Images of a custom RTX 4090 GPU are floating around online, and it could be the chonkiest Nvidia graphics card yet. Current-gen options like the RTX 3090 Ti aren't small by any means, but it looks like the next-gen flagship will make even large PC case spaces feel cramped.

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

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 8:07 AM
     Fortnite chapter 3 season 4 is coming and here's how to prepare

Fortnite chapter 3 season 4 is nearly upon us and it means that for a lot of players, this week will be a chaotic scramble to try and tick off as many quests as possible and fill out that battle pass. The battle royale game constantly chucks objectives at you, but you can actually get a lot done in a short time if you wait until the last moment.

RELATED LINKS: Fortnite Refer a Friend, Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 speculation, Fortnite Dragon Ball event details

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 8:00 AM
     The best zombie games on PC 2022

What are the best zombie games on PC in 2022? You can hardly take a step on Steam without these clutching at your ankle, so it's a valid question. Don't dismiss the entire genre just because there are tons of brainless clones, though. Luckily, our list of dead-good hits has everything an zombie enthusiast could ask for.

Zombie games range from simulation-style management games, to co-op games that are more Lovecraftian period pieces, and if you like, you can even take a shambling detour through tower defense games and post-apocalypse parkour. Popular culture's fascination with the undead has given us many gifts - and a lot of memes - so it's important you get your bearings and learn what's what. Whatever state of decay your taste is in, these are the best zombie games on PC and no, we will not be taking any questions at this time.

RELATED LINKS: Does DayZ have crossplay?, DayZ system requirements, DayZ base building tips

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:53 AM
     How to upgrade your house in Disney Dreamlight Valley

You need to upgrade your Disney Dreamlight Valley house to increase your room sizes and storage capacity, something that is not as straightforward as you'd expect in a life sim. No, there's no Tom Nook pressuring you into taking more debt, but there is another money-obsessed character to add to your humble abode - Scrooge McDuck.

One of the great things about this Disney game is that you are not restricted to a specific route of progression - you can choose to unlock movie realms in any order, and you can befriend and carry out challenges for the many Dreamlight Valley characters as quickly or slowly as you'd like. Be careful not to neglect ol' Scrooge though, or you may find yourself walking around the valley with pockets full of rocks. If that sounds like you, keep reading to find out how to unlock your Dreamlight Valley home upgrade options.

RELATED LINKS: Best life games on PC, Best Disney games, Games like Animal Crossing on PC

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:46 AM
     Yakuza spin-off Like a Dragon Gaiden reveal trailer reintroduces Kiryu

A brand new Yakuza spin-off game called Like a Dragon Gaiden has been announced for release next year by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio during today's Summit live stream, and it will see the return of fan-favourite franchise protagonist Kazuma Kiryu.

RELATED LINKS: Best open-world games, Best RPG Games, Best action-adventure games

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:25 AM
     Red Dead Redemption 2 files show what Red Dead Online could have been

Red Dead Redemption 2 game files reveal content that has either been cut or so far unreleased for Red Dead Online, as Rockstar appears to bid farewell to the online, multiplayer sandbox as it moves full production to GTA 6.

RELATED LINKS: Red Dead Redemption 2 PC review, RDR2 PC legendary animal hunts, RDR2 money guide

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:23 AM
     Disney Dreamlight Valley crudites and fish sandwich recipes

Disney Dreamlight Valley crudites are an important aspect in rescuing Minnie Mouse from the Forgetting, as is the recipe for fish sandwiches - apparently raw vegetables and fried fish are good in a crisis. While this Disney game is predominantly a life sim, and our Dreamlight Valley guide for beginners can help with that aspect, there's an important story at hand too, as some familiar faces have been lost to the Forgetting - Minnie included.

Getting to know Mickey Mouse better through his Missing Minnie quest, you learn that he's missing his sweetheart, but you can cheer him up by doing one of Minnie's favourite things - having a picnic. Any good picnic needs good food, so you must rustle up two of the cute mouse's favourites: crudites and fish sandwiches. Mickey won't just give you the recipe though, you'll have to figure it out yourself - just like the Disney Dreamlight Valley ratatouille recipe. If you're struggling, here's how to make Disney Dreamlight Valley crudites and fish sandwiches.

RELATED LINKS: Best life games on PC, Best Disney games, Games like Animal Crossing on PC

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:48 AM
     Next Yakuza game Like a Dragon 8 stars both Kiryu and Kasuga

The next Yakuza game is called Like a Dragon 8 and will feature dual protagonists, with Yakuza 7 lead Ichiban Kasuga retaining the spotlight alongside a returning Kazuma Kiryu. Details for the new game were unveiled at the Ryu ga Gotoku Summit broadcast on the SEGA Twitch channel. Also featured was remake Like a Dragon: Ishin Kiwami, which will see the much-anticipated Edo period spin-off of the series finally arrive in western territories for the first time since its original 2014 release in Japan.

According to on-stage interviews at the event featuring several of the game's cast and developers, Kazuma Kiryu and Ichiban Kasuga will share the limelight as twin protagonists for the next Like a Dragon game, which has now officially transitioned from its previous 'Yakuza' branding to adopt the long-running Japanese 'Like a Dragon' moniker across the board.

Like a Dragon 8 will retain the turn-based RPG game style of the previous entry, and Kiryu is planned to have his own separate party - as well as a brand new silver fox hairstyle. Takaya Kuroda, who is returning once more to voice the iconic character, says that the reason for Kiryu's new look will be revealed at a later date.

RELATED LINKS: Best open-world games, Best RPG games on PC, Best crime games

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, September 14, 2022 11:54 AM

Grim futuristic worlds do love their giant robots, and newly revealed third-person mech battler Synduality is no exception to that. The game's part of a "transmedia sci-fi franchise" being worked on by very bluntly named devs Game Studio, according to publishers Bandai Namco. The game's out in 2023, though. Suit up and boot up by watching the trailer below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:42 AM

At risk of turning RPS into a Ryu Ga Gotoku fansite today, I must inform you that the rumoured release of the Judgment series on PC has happened. Available now on PC through Steam, The Judgment Collection includes Judgment, its sequel Lost Judgment, and The Kaito Files story expansion all into one handy bundle. That sure is a whole lot of judgment. Watch the trailer below for more than your daily recommended dose of kick-punching action.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:00 AM

Last time, you decided that physics freakouts are better than beautiful food. As much as I admire delicious dishes, I am very glad that something that's wholly unintentional (and often unwanted by developers) is still in the running. Games are weird and daft magic tracks, and that's great. This week, you must choose between oddity and serendipity. What's better: impossible geometry, or games playing the music CD left in your drive?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, September 14, 2022 8:15 AM

Longtime Yakuza series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu is back in force, starring in two freshly announced games. I've already reported on Like A Dragon 8, which stars Kiryu and new series main character Ichiban Kasuga, but devs Ryu Go Gotoku Studio also revealed that another game is coming in 2023. It'll explain what happened to Kiryu in his temporary absence from the series and is called, and I'm not making this up, Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name. To prove it to you, you can watch the trailer below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, September 14, 2022 8:00 AM

The nice team of mostly humans and some large bats at Failbetter Games have given us an exclusive butcher's at a new gameplay trailer for their slightly murdery, alt-history goth London dating sim Mask Of The Rose. It shows off the weird, wonderful and complex ways you can look for love in all the wrong places in Fallen London. Although, as you can see in the trailer, you can also look for friendship, attraction, romance, or a combination of the latter two. Plus: mystery! Who isn't intrigued by a romance game where someone utters the immortal phrase, "There's been a murder"?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:44 AM

Yakuza: Like A Dragon is back, but it's dropping the Yakuza part. Oh, and Kazuma Kiryu returns too. Surprise! Like A Dragon 8 is Kiryu's first time as a protagonist in the revamped series though, which is sticking firmly to the RPG genre for this instalment. It's scheduled for release in 2024. Check out the teaser trailer and Kiryu's new Bieber-esque hairstyle below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, September 14, 2022 6:27 AM

Tekken 8 is happening, and it's running in Unreal Engine 5. The fighting octequel was revealed during yesterday's Sony State Of Play livestream. Bandai Namco haven't given a release window for the game yet, but PC is a confirmed platform alongside current-gen consoles. Take a look at the real-time rendered trailer below, and brace yourself for a hefty dose of the punchings.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, September 14, 2022 5:42 AM

If you've ever thought you spotted something weird while driving through creepy woodland at night then you'll probably be up for Ironwood Studios' debut Pacific Drive, due out in 2023. It's a first-person "road-lite" survival game that puts you behind the wheel of a customisable station wagon deep in a locked-down military test zone full of mad science. Gaze at that homely wood-panelling as you watch the trailer below.

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Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 11:28 AM
     Will you be able to play NBA 2K23 with all your pals?

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 11:18 AM
     The latest NBA 2K23 patch touches up several early annoyances.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 11:14 AM
     Marvel's Midnight Suns finally has a release date.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:52 AM
     Find out what we think of the final build version of Temtem in our Temtem Review.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:17 AM
     Destiny 2's next season is looking to be its most dramatic yet.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:10 AM
     People globally are putting in sick days for May 12, 2023, citing Hyrule Sickness.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 9:36 AM
     505 Games is having a big publisher sale.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 9:16 AM
     The Judgment Collection is coming to Steam.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 9:00 AM
     You Suck At Parking launches for PC and Xbox consoles with a quirky take on challenging platformers. Find out more in this official review.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 9:00 AM
     Splatoon 3 on the Nintendo Switch does many great things and also needs to make certain gameplay features better.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 8:00 AM
     We got to play a demo build of Valkyrie Elysium. Here's what we think so far.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:55 AM
     Ever wondered why Star Wars' Death Star is so unsafe to traverse? We may have the perfect discovery for you.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:20 AM
     Here's when Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name comes out.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:14 AM
     Valorant's new Agent 21, Mage, has arcane power.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 6:58 AM
     Here's when Yakuza 8 (aka Like a Dragon 8) is releasing.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 6:52 AM
     Sega announced not one, but two new Yakuza games, Like a Dragon 8 and Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 6:22 AM
     Sega presented a PS5 gameplay trailer of the recently-announced Like a Dragon: Ishin!

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 5:19 AM
     Here's how to sign up for the PlayStation Stars loyalty program.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:57 AM
     The fight for destiny has only begun in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle-R.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:36 AM
     A Wordle a day keeps the... word doctor away?

Siliconera Wednesday, September 14, 2022 12:00 PM

Deathverse Let it Die

Let It Die still lives on, but like many things hard to kill, it's back in a new form: Deathverse: Let It Die. Where the previous game was a sort of hybrid of single-player action game and a "roguelite" run-based dungeon-crawler, this one's squarely focused on multiplayer. They're also both free-to-play, though upon cursory examination Deathverse's model is a much better fit, informed by several years of testing what works and what doesn't in the live-game space. I got some time with an in-progress multiplayer build of the game, and played a few sessions with members of the dev team at Supertrick Games and staff at GungHo Online Entertainment recently. Though I came in with few expectations, I came away from the experience appreciating its lively aesthetic and even a bit of hope for its chances in a crowded field.

In essence, Deathverse is a battle royal game. Its structure will be familiar to anyone who's brushed up against a PUBG or a Fortnite. Players jump into a session, and are deposited on the map to try to survive to become the last one standing. Various mechanisms shrink the play area over time, forcing players to confront each other, eventually resulting in a winner. Sprinkle in some RPG-style progression and you've got a game that folks can play for many sessions. Unlike the PUBGs and Fortnites of the world, though, Deathverse is focused on melee combat. Its combat distance and general model are derived from the original Let It Die, but the controls are a bit simplified. You pick one of five types of weapons, and are fully armed when you drop in. In the build we played, every weapon was unlocked, with a total of 15 weapons (3 variations on 5 archetypes) available at launch. When the game launches fully, more weapons will need unlocking via progression.

The selection was pretty eclectic. Each weapon variant has a special attack and an "ultimate", and these are different between individual variants, allowing for diversity even within weapons of the same basic type. You had a machete, which chops and stabs in short, easily controlled strikes, or a Katana, which has a long reach and can counter enemy attacks. Gauntlets can deliver rapid attacks, while heavy hammers can sweep large areas. Finally, the buzzsaws can rev up to deliver damage, and can even be used to "ride" up vertical walls for quick traversal. You can also equip sub-abilities picked up on the field to grant special powers, like invisibility. Everyone also has an energy shield they can use to defend from attacks, or to send out a ranged bolt of energy. I gave each weapon a try, and gravitated a lot to the hammers thanks to their wide areas of effect. They're particularly useful because the third-person melee combat can get pretty hectic once more than two players are in the mix, so it's nice to be able to just yell "Screw it!" and start spinning around in a huge circle, hurting everything in reach.

Each map in Deathverse is divided into zones, which become "corrupted" over time. The zones are kind of like nodes, so rather than a smoothly collapsing circle of territory like in FortniteDeathverse puts each area on a countdown before it becomes uninhabitable, funneling players towards a "Showdown Zone". The Showdown Zone is a pretty exciting place to end a match. Once it gets closed in with a few players remaining, the walls fall away to reveal a huge arena full of cheering spectators. Everyone in Deathverse is participating in a game show called "Death Jamboree", competing for glory and prizes. The tone of the presentation is slick and cynical, combining a glossy retro-futurism with a grindhouse world of rusty blades and polished ray-guns. It works for me, and Deathverse's twisted world felt like Smash TV for serial killers from the Gilded Age. It helps that the character models look slick and nicely realized. The game is, narratively speaking, a sequel to Let It Die, technically taking place centuries after the original game, but I'll be honest: I didn't play enough of Let It Die to even remember what that game's story was, so I can't really speak as to any narrative connections.

In a given match, your enemies are more than just the 15 other contestants in the arena with you. The areas are also filled with Cryptids, wandering creatures that range from harmless to intimidating. You'll want to fight a few to build up your "Voltage" (your health), but be careful about getting distracted - a player might take the chance to sneak up on you for a quick kill.

And then there are the Hunters. At once per match, Deathverse unleashes a Hunter: A very powerful NPC that targets players in an attempt to spice things up for the audience. There are three Hunters available at launch: Codename Q, D, and M. Each also behaves entirely differently. Hunter Q is a standard melee-ranged beast. She chases down any player she finds and lays into them with custom fist weapons. The other two Hunters are more unique. Hunter D is a sniper, and targets one player alone with a highly visible target marker and laser sight. Let the marker count down, and D executes you with a precision gunshot. But you can lose your mark by attacking the other player, kind of like playing "Tag, you're It!". Time things right and you can get D to execute someone else instead.

Hunter M is the most entertaining. M starts in a match as a harmless floating UFO creature that players can shoot down. Shoot M down and you become the Hunter, your face covered with an alien tentacle slug and your body bulked up like a JoJo's Bizarre Adventure character, posing constantly to deflect weapon attacks. As M, you have almost unlimited health, but a very limited countdown. Your job is to kill another player before the countdown ends, or else you explode instead. Hunters will rotate on a weekly basis throughout Deathverse's seasons, and more will be added over time.

The big question mark remains over the economy of Deathverse as a free-to-play game. Developer Supertrick and GungHo are leaning into a battlepass-like system called a "Jamboree Pass", that unlocks cosmetics like weapon and character skins with progression. There are lots of cosmetic options available, with many interesting costumes , projections to put a decoration on your energy shield, accessories for your little "Wilson" buddy-drone, and even items for your personal room. Players can also earn a number of unlocks freely, through a crafting system that uses materials scavenged in the arena. Deathverse supports matchmade competitive multiplayer, a no-progression exhibition mode, and "room code"-based matches. The room code system seems useful if you're planning to stream, as it'll allow you to play with selected people like a group of friends or viewers. That said, you'll need to purchase the "Platinum"-tier Jamboree Pass to host room-coded games.

All in all, Deathverse: Let It Die is an easy game to pick up as an alternative to overly gun-focused battle royal titles. It's also got a unique sense of style and humor that makes it stand out against the drab hyperrealism and the somewhat sanitized cartoon aesthetic of the leading players. Only time will tell if it's got the legs to make it in the long-term, but my own (very) short time with it felt like a welcome change of pace.

Deathverse is due for PS4 and PS5 on September 28, 2022, and October 5 on PC via Steam.

The post Preview: Deathverse: Let It Die is a Colorful, Frenetic Battle Royal appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, September 14, 2022 9:05 AM

Lost Judgment PC

[Update: Judgment and Lost Judgment on PC are available right now. We've updated the article to reflect the adjusted date.]

It's always good news when a major Japanese console game release makes it to PC. However, older gamers know to view such announcements with a bit of wariness, as it wasn't that long ago that the PC editions of Japanese games were, at best, a bit of a hit-or-miss prospect with regards to functionality and performance. Sega and RGG Studio appear to have put another nail in that era's coffin, though, if the Judgment games on PC are anything to go by.

I received early access to the PC ports of Judgment and Lost Judgment, and they've made a good impression so far. Keep reading for some answers to your potential questions about Judgment and Lost Judgment on PC.

Judgment on PC

How do I get the Judgment games on PC, and how much do they cost?

Both Judgment and its sequel Lost Judgment launch on PC on September 15, 2022. They'll be available via Steam, and join other RGG Studio titles such as Yakuza: Like A DragonYakuza Kiwami and Kiwami 2, Yakuza 0, Yakuza 6, and the Yakuza Remastered Collection.

  • Judgment Digital Standard Edition is available for $39.99 USD
  • Lost Judgment Digital Standard Edition costs $59.99 USD, and includes the School Stories Expansion Pack.
    • The Kaito Files DLC is sold separately for $29.99 USD
  • There's also a Digital Deluxe Bundle that includes both games and all the DLC for $98.87 USD
    • Includes Judgment, Lost Judgment, School Stories, and The Kaito Files

For my testing Sega granted me access to a for-media build that was identical to the Digital Deluxe Bundle. That bundle at least, may include the optional "Pack" DLC released for the games on consoles. For example, after checking my mailbox at the start of Judgment, I received the items from the Detective Life Fun Pack, Play Spot Fun Pack, Ultimate Battle Pack, and Girlfriend Present Pack.

Similarly, I noticed that my test of Lost Judgment included access to the optional "Detective Essentials Pack" DLC, which adds additional girlfriend characters, extract recipes, fur colors for the detective dog, and other benefits.


So what's the Judgment series even about? Are they Yakuza spin-offs?

Technically, the Judgment games are a new series, and stand apart from the Yakuza franchise. However, they're set in the same world and often the same locations, so there's plenty of intersection and common elements to be found. The Judgment games are also where the brawling and action-adventure style of gameplay that characterized the seven main Yakuza titles was preserved, since Yakuza: Like A Dragon took up the turn-based strategy style.

The series star is Takayuki Yagami (Takuya Kimura), a former defense attorney, now a private investigator. Yagami once worked at the Genda Law Office, and gained notoriety for successfully defending a client in a murder case. This is unusual because, as the game states in its intro, outcomes in Japan's criminal justice system overwhelmingly favor prosecution. 99.9% of cases end with a guilty verdict. Unfortunately, Yagami's successful case led to an unjust outcome, leading him to leave the lawyering life and bring justice in his own way - while struggling to keep up with the bills.

In Judgment, Yagami gets caught up in a mysterious string of serial killings of Yakuza in Kamurocho. The sequel, Lost Judgment, ropes Yagami into a high-profile murder where the defense lawyer, Saori Shirosaki, is convinced that crucial details have been overlooked. Lost Judgment also has Yagami infiltrating a high school to investigate bullying allegations. The game received The Kaito Files, an expansion starring Yagami's partner, ex-Yakuza Masaharu Kaito. In The Kaito Files, Kaito takes on a case in Yagami's absence, one that turns both uncomfortably personal and unexpectedly high-stakes.

On a personal note, I enjoyed Judgment and Lost Judgment quite a bit, and on their own merits. They're different from Yakuza, for sure. Yagami and Kaito aren't as overtly silly as Kiryu and Ichiban, who are big galoots with hearts of gold. But all the games were made with RGG Studio's keen grasp of cinema, and deliver in spades on both drama and storytelling. I understand if you do end up preferring your Yakuza faves, but they're well worth playing anyway. For Siliconera's official word, check out our review of Lost Judgment.

How do the Judgment games on PC actually play? What are the minimum and recommended system requirements?

They play quite well so far! I haven't finished them, since they're pretty large titles that I owned on PS4, but I did spend a few hours with each to get a feel for performance on my main PC rig.

You can check the minimum system requirements for Judgment on its Steam page. The Steam page for Lost Judgment is here.

For reference, this is the system I used to play both games.

OS: Windows 11
GPU: Nvidia GTX 3070
CPU: Intel Core i7 3.0Ghz
Install Size: Judgment (33.3 GB), Lost Judgment (56.8 GB)

In testing, Judgment appears to be based on the PS5 version of the game, rather than the PS4 version. It includes some of the graphical tweaks present for the remaster.

As I don't have a 4K monitor, I ran both games at 1080p (1920 x 1080 resolution). On my machine it ran at a locked 60 fps according to the GeForce Experience's built-in framerate counter. Lost Judgment did the same. I didn't encounter any performance dips while running in Borderless mode, either.

Both games support graphical settings tweaks, including for resolution, anti-aliasing, shadow, texture, and geometry quality, reflections, motion blur, screen space ambient occlusion (SSAO), volumetric fog,  and even render scale (where you can customize the actual rendering resolution of the game to improve performance or quality). The games support AMD FidelityFX features, like Super Resolution and Sharpness, but I couldn't test those as I have an Nvidia GPU. Monitor options also support higher framerates on 120hz monitors.

Do I need a gamepad to play Judgment on PC?

Though the opening screen has a cheeky "Real Detectives Use A Gamepad" message on it, both Judgment and Lost Judgment on PC support mouse-and-keyboard controls, and allow you to rebind keys. They also support various gamepads, including a wired PS5 DualSense, an Xbox One Gamepad, and a wired Dualshock4. In a nice touch that I don't see often enough, the prompts changed seamlessly from keyboard, to PlayStation buttons, to Xbox buttons in real time as I switched controllers and inputs. Useful if you like to multitask.

That said, I still don't recommend going full keyboard-mouse if you're able to use a gamepad. The game and animations are tuned for gamepad use, so while moving on keyboard with the mouse controlling the camera, movement felt sluggish and delayed, while the camera jittered every time my hand moved even slightly. It was enough to trigger some mild motion sickness during a fight.

"Real Detectives", indeed.

Judgment and Lost Judgment are available on PC via Steam. They're also available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

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Siliconera Wednesday, September 14, 2022 9:00 AM

Like A Dragon Gaiden

Kazuma Kiryu just can't get away from the life, it seems. RGG Studio announced a new game with him at the center during its RGG Summit livestream. Called Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, it'll tell the story of Kiryu's mindset following the events of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (aka Like A Dragon 6). That game was supposed to be an end to Kiryu's saga, but it seems that life and game developers had other plans. Like A Dragon Gaiden may also explain why Kiryu is present in Like A Dragon 8, and possibly why he looks the way he does in that game's announcement trailer.

Check out the announcement trailer for Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name.

The trailer opens Daidoji Temple, where a man who used to be Kazuma Kiryu meditates in the summer heat. He's approached by a Buddhist monk, and rapped on the shoulder with a Keisaku (the "wake up" stick used in Zen meditation). He's chastised for his remaining attachments, even though he's taken the Buddhist name "Joryu", and attempted to leave the world behind. But things just happen so much, and The Man Who Erased His Name, "Codename Joryu," still has a job to do.

According to discussion at the RGG Summit, Like A Dragon Gaiden won't be as large as a full-scale Like A Dragon/Yakuza game. The team estimates it'll be about "half the size" and be more focused narratively. It takes place between Yakuza 6 and Like A Dragon 8, so it acts as a sort of prequel for Kiryu's role in the next main game.

Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name is in development, with a 2023 release window. It'll launch on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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Siliconera Wednesday, September 14, 2022 8:15 AM

Valkyrie Elysium Demo

For some fans of Valkyrie Profile, the most exciting thing about Valkyrie Elysium is the fact that the Digital Deluxe editions of the game on PS4 and PS5 come with a copy of Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, a port of the 1999 original game. It's kind of like when people were excited for Zone of the Enders because the game came with a demo disc for Metal Gear Solid 2.

I get where they're coming from: This pack-in is tied to something older and beloved, and naturally inspires more positive feelings than something new and unproven. That being said, Zone of the Enders turned out to be quite alright on its own merits, with or without that MGS2 incentive. And after a couple of hours with the Valkyrie Elysium demo on PS5, I'm pleased to say that it might just be a similar scenario here.

Square Enix gave me access to the same demo that the public will be able to download on September 15, 2022. Barring a last-minute patch, that means this demo build is identical to what you'll see tomorrow, content-wise. The demo will also be available on PS4. It contains the game's intro, tutorial, and first story mission. Progress made in the Valkyrie Elysium demo will carry over to the full game, as well, so fans can consider it a bit of a head start before the game launches fully on September 29, 2022.

Some might be wondering just how the game is connected to Valkyrie Profile. If this new game has any explicit connections beyond its general inspiration in Norse mythology, the Valkyrie Elysium demo doesn't surface them. I'm not even fully sure your Valkyrie is even named "Lenneth" this time, as all the in-game text just refers to her as "Valkyrie".  The scenario is also slightly different this time around. Where the first game had Lenneth gathering up souls in preparation for Ragnarok, in Elysium, Ragnarok is already under way. A great war between Odin and Fenrir has ended in a bloody stalemate, after the All-Father and the dire wolf mortally wounded each other in battle. Now Odin is stuck in Valhalla, the last place untouched by the spreading calamity. Most of the rest of the world, Midgard and Asgard included, has been swallowed up. You, as the Valkyrie, wake up into the midst of an apocalypse in slow motion, and your task is to save what remains.

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There's not much explicit storytelling to be found in the Valkyrie Elysium demo, but what is there strongly resonates with the melancholy, downbeat tone of the original. For the first story mission, your Valkyrie is assigned to "purify" a lost soul somewhere in the Be'elze Kingdom. You need to fight your way through the roaming undead to get there, and after an hour or two of tromping through hostile territory, you fight a large boss, the fly-like Naglfar. Purifying the Naglfar's essence frees the human soul within, a man named Eygon, once a mercenary in service to this fallen kingdom. Beyond that, you can pick up little bits of flavor text in the environment by picking up "Hollow Blossom" collectibles. The menu helpfully tracks that stuff, so you know what you might have missed.

It remains to be seen how the game will evoke the classic Valkyrie Profile structure. In the original game, much of the story took place in flashbacks retelling a character's history before they joined Lenneth as Einherjar. The trailers so far hint at deeper cutscenes and more dramatic moments, but how players will get to those points isn't really present in the demo.

Valkyrie Elysium Odin

If the Valkyrie Elysium demo is light on plot, it's got a decent taster for the game's character action-style combat system. You control the Valkyrie at all times, and can summon her equipped Einherjar. You can equip four, but only two can be active alongside you at the same time. Your summoning's limited by your Soul Gauge, but that can be topped off by defeating enemies. The Einherjar act like NPCs on the battlefield, engaging foes at will. You can also add elemental energy to the Valkyrie's attacks based on the Einherjar you summon. That's key in most battles, as filling an enemy's "Elemental Crush" gauge by hitting its weaknesses stuns it and leaves it vulnerable. Without Einherjar, the Valkyrie has to rely on Divine Arts (read: combat spells) to inflict elemental damage.

As such, before you get your first Einherjar, fighting mixed foes as a solo Valkyrie feels like swinging a sword stuck in its scabbard: Inefficient. Einherjar are also key to solving traversal puzzles. One equipped character could form ice bridges to cross a gap, and another could destroy large rocks. The Valkyrie also has the "Soul Chain", which is basically an enchanted grappling hook. The Soul Chain can target faraway enemies and send the Valkyrie flying at them. It's a great way to close distances, and keeps the pace of combat speedy. Fighting bigger enemies is also easier with it, as you can Soul Chain to their weak spot to unleash aerial combos.

Enemies in Valkyrie Elysium also have their own elemental and weapon weaknesses, encouraging you to swap between different weapons, spells and Einherjar loadouts regularly. The Valkyrie Elysium demo unlocks two weapons, your standard sword and a faster, rapier-like "Bolverkr". Progression is similar to the RPG-like systems of many character action titles. You gather up gems from defeated enemies, and use them to pay for upgrades from a skill tree. Skill trees unlock a mix of passive bonuses (like extra health) and enhancements to core abilities (like a double-jump). You can also enhance your weapons to extend combos and unlock new moves.

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All of this takes place against some really good character models. The Valkyrie Profile games have always struggled to have their in-game graphics match the peerless character design work used for its 2D sprites and concept art, and I'd say that the Valkyrie Elysium demo comes the closest to landing that elusive match.

My one gripe is a somewhat unsightly black "outline" used as a visual effect on most character and environment objects. I figure it was made to make the animations easier to read (the game's color palette is somewhat undersaturated), but I think it makes the graphics look a bit "grimy" in a way that doesn't suit the modeling and shader work.

Valkyrie Elysium

While more of Valkyrie Elysium's legacy will be determined in my mind by how its storytelling plays out, I'd say its initial impressions are solid so far. So long as you're not looking for something exactly the same as the original Valkyrie Profile, the Valkyrie Elysium demo shows off a warrior maiden worth welcoming.

Valkyrie Elysium demo launches on PS4 and PS5 on September 15, 2022. The full game launches on PS4 and PS5 on September 29, 2022, and on PC via Steam on November 12, 2022. Purchases of the PS4 edition will have a free upgrade to the PS5 edition, and the Digital Deluxe editions of the PS4/PS5 versions come with a copy of Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth.

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Siliconera Wednesday, September 14, 2022 8:00 AM

Like A Dragon 8

It looks like the Yakuza franchise is officially getting renamed outside Japan. The sequel to Yakuza: Like A Dragon (aka Ryu Ga Gotoku 7) now has an official title of Like A Dragon 8. This brings it into line with the actual Japanese title of the franchise, as well as its numbering conventions.

Sega and developer RGG Studio announced the change (and the game) officially at the RGG Summit livestream on September 14, 2022. The game is still a long way from completion - staff onstage said that the recording of voice lines hasn't even begun. Its current release window is set for 2024.

Check out the cinematic announcement trailer below.

The Like A Dragon 8 announcement trailer opens with Kamurocho's now-iconic gateway, as Yakuza: Like A Dragon (Like A Dragon 7) protagonist Ichiban Kasuga walks toward the camera. Voice lines from characters in the game play over the footage, and Ichiban is joined by a second figure. It turns out to be Kazuma Kiryu himself, though now sporting a much different, silver-dyed head of hair. The team said the reason for the makeover is a secret, for now. The two will be played by their respective voice actors, with Kazuhiro Nakaya returning as Ichiban, and Takaya Kuroda as Kiryu.

During the RGG Summit presentation, the development team mentioned that Like A Dragon 8 will feature two protagonists: Ichiban and Kiryu. They likened it to the story of Yakuza 0 (Like A Dragon 0), where both Majima and Kiryu had equal parts to play in the narrative. "It'll be more complicated than that, though,", said RGG Studio Executive Producer Masayoshi Yokoyama. The game will also be "the largest Like A Dragon game to date".

Like A Dragon 8 (aka Ryu Ga Gotoku 8, Yakuza 8, or Yakuza: Like A Dragon 2) is in development for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. It has a 2024 release window. The previous game is currently available on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

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Siliconera Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:00 AM

Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song Remastered Release Date

Square Enix announced the release date for Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered. The game will release on December 1, 2022, for the Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and Android and iOS devices. A new teaser trailer appeared during the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast. The digital version of the game is available for pre-order via the Nintendo eShop for $24.99.

Below is the Japanese release date announcement trailer for Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered:

Square Enix announced the remaster and opened an official website back in March 2022. It will be a remastered version of Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song, which released for the PlayStation 2 back in 2005. Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song itself was a remake of Romancing SaGa for the SNES. The PS2 version replaced the 16-bit art style with 3D graphics.

Furthermore, in addition to higher resolution graphics, the upcoming remaster will feature an updated UI and a fast-forwarding mechanic that will make the game easier to play. The remaster will also add several dozen new high-level bosses for players to enjoy in the end-game. Some of these bosses appeared in the Nintendo Direct trailer above.

Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered will release for the Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, as well as iOS and Android devices on December 1, 2022. The game is immediately available for pre-order on the Nintendo eShop for $24.99. There is no confirmed price for other platforms.

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