Kotaku Thursday, September 15, 2022 5:09 PM
Blizzard just announced that the new (and widely leaked) ninja character Kiriko will be free for all Overwatch 2 players who already own a copy of the original Overwatch. While that seems like cause to celebrate, the controversial, free-to-play sequel's move to lock access to most future characters behind a battle…
Kotaku Thursday, September 15, 2022 5:02 PM
Well, here's a bit of surprise: The new Resident Evil 4 remake—out next year—is in development for PS4. We knew it was coming to next-gen machines, but now it's also headed to Sony's older home console. However, it seems this remake will be skipping the Xbox One, possibly due to a lack of power or sales.
Kotaku Thursday, September 15, 2022 4:05 PM
I don't like thinking about the past. But none of the new video games I play make me feel how the PC and browser games I used to boot up on my parents' computer and on my friends' parents' computers. Those games, often free-to-play, with dangerously, enticingly rotten graphics and stories, had my brain working…
Kotaku Thursday, September 15, 2022 2:35 PM
Today layoffs hit the respected video game and entertainment website Fanbyte, with the site's editor-in-chief and head of media among the list of staff who are now out of work. According to Fanbyte employees, the layoffs were a total shock, with some reporting that they had just worked with some of the laid-off staff…
Kotaku Thursday, September 15, 2022 1:40 PM
Forgetting it's not April Fool's Day, Riot Games just announced that two-time Grammy award-winning artist Lil Nas X is the president of League of Legends.
Kotaku Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:50 PM
If you've spent any amount of time sauntering around Splatoon 3's new hub world of Splatsville, then you've undoubtedly seen some of the drippiest fashion known in this city of inky chaos. No joke, the fits are so clean—and so bizarre—that I couldn't help but chronicle the best of the best. From the ubiquity of school…
Kotaku Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:28 PM
Tales fans rejoiced earlier this week when Bandai Namco announced that one of the best entries in the long-running JRPG series would come to Nintendo Switch, and other modern platforms, by way of a remaster. Now they're having second thoughts. The publisher has since made it clear that the new and improved version…
Kotaku Thursday, September 15, 2022 11:35 AM
The creator of Undertale just posted new updates to his new series' next highly anticipated chapters. Toby Fox said that Deltarune Chapters 3-5 production is well underway, although the new parts of the game won't be released this year. But he did show the community new music and screenshots. Take a look:
Kotaku Thursday, September 15, 2022 11:25 AM
Be gentle with me, I've been in purgatory. By which I mean, I've been playing a lot of Splatoon 3 multiplayer lately, and having unlocked level 10, the ink shooter finally let me glide my way into its quirky ranked modes. Anarchy Battles, as these competitive modes are called, are a good time—if you're not…
Kotaku Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:40 AM
The ways people judge their video games are many and various, with few agreeing on hard and fast rules for what truly imbues gaming time with value. But surely one of the most controversial is the length of a game. And now, "how long to beat" is a metric Microsoft has just added to its PC version of the Xbox app.
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 5:21 PM
TechQuest, a new Roblox immersive learning experience designed to educate Robloxians on the past, present, and future of computing, is a powerful demonstration of how organizations can leverage the metaverse to provide new opportunities to educate people of all ages worldwide.Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 5:41 PM
The Nvidia RTX 4090 - which might actually release as the RTX 5090 - looks to be a strong best graphics card contender, and it could shake up the gaming PC scene as we know it. While team green is still focussing on its GeForce RTX 3000 series, the prospect of playing the latest Steam games on a GPU twice as fast as the RTX 3090 is undeniably exciting.
If you're planning on picking up a next-gen GPU, you'll want to learn as much as you can about Nvidia's next flagship graphics card. Since we're a helpful bunch, we've been keeping our ear to the ground to pick up any RTX 4090 price speculation, release date rumours, and information we can gather about the potential specs.RTX 4000 - everything we know, GeForce Now RTX 3080 review, Best graphics card
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 4:56 PM
Many carefully crafted Diablo 2: Resurrected builds are shaped around a specific kind of damage output - and that means it's highly frustrating to run into monsters in the RPG game who are immune to that type of damage. Some new Diablo 2: Resurrected charms now available in the PTR should address this issue - as long as you can get your hands on one.Diablo 2: Resurrected review, The best RPG games, The best Diablo 2 Resurrected classes
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 4:31 PM
Despite WoW Wrath of the Lich King Classic still on the horizon, it appears developer Blizzard has its sights set beyond the immediate future. The gaming giant has started sending out surveys to various World of Warcraft fans in order to gauge their interest in WoW Classic expansions beyond Wrath of the Lich King.Best MMORPGs on PC, The best WoW addons, WoW Dragonflight preview
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 5:48 PM
The Nvidia RTX 4060 may be destined for the featherweight GPU ring, but it'll likely be one of the best graphics cards for budget gaming PC builds. While the card will eventually replace the current-gen GeForce RTX 3060, it could surpass the abilities of its high-end ancestors, even if it's not at the top of the RTX 4000 food chain.
The RTX 4060 probably won't be as coveted as the RTX 4090 or RTX 4080, butat least there will be plenty to go around. Moving past component shortages, Nvidia has reportedly invested $10 billion securing RTX 4000 series components which it's come to regret, meaning there should be no stock issues when the time finally rolls around.
It's worth noting that the RTX 4000 series is still shrouded in mystery, and it might even arrive with an RTX 5000 label. Nevertheless, we've gathered together everything we know so far about RTX 4060 release date rumours, its potential price, possible specs, and even what we think it'll benchmark at.RTX 4000 - everything we know, GeForce Now RTX 3080 review, Best graphics card
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 2:51 PM
Gamera Games revealed in June that a Dyson Sphere Program combat system is in the works for the sci fi industrial management game, but now says it'll be next year before that system is ready to roll out into the early access build. However, the developer debuted a lengthy new trailer at the Tokyo Games Show that provides our best look yet at Dyson Sphere Program's mechanical alien menace, the Dark Fog.
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 1:36 PM
Metal: Hellsinger takes you on a journey through Hell as you blast your way through waves of demons to the beat of a metal soundtrack. We already know this formula works - after all, Doom Eternal was our Game of the Year in 2020 - but Metal: Hellsinger adds a musical twist to the mix. Similarly to BPM: Bullets Per Minute, you're incentivised to time your actions to the beat of the song - the more in sync you are with the music, the more damage you deal. But does this mechanic do enough to separate Metal: Hellsinger from its influences?
Narrated by Troy Baker, Metal: Hellsinger tells the story of the Unknown, a demon on a quest to reclaim her voice from the Red Judge, ruler of the Hells. Though Baker's cowboy impression is fantastic, it's not enough to make the story interesting. To cut a long story short, Unknown is an unstoppable force who goes to great lengths to get what she wants.Best FPS games, Metal Hellsinger system requirements, Matt Heafy interview
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 1:26 PM
A Disney Dreamlight Valley bug shows that perhaps the seaweed isn't always greener in somebody else's lake, as Ariel gets caught under the sea-nery, while Elsa looks on in horror. The Little Mermaid doesn't seem to be too bothered, though, at least not enough to stop brushing her hair. This strange bug in the life sim isn't the only one that's been affecting players of late, however.Best Disney games, Disney Dreamlight Valley guide, Best life sims
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 1:07 PM
Valorant's Bind map is an iconic location in the popular FPS game, but a fan has reimagined the Morrocan area with a nighttime setting. While playing matches in the dark is arguably impractical, the mockup undeniably gives the shooter some distinctively horror game vibes.Valorant characters: all agents and abilities, Valorant tier list, Valorant crosshair codes
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:49 PM
When Petroglyph Games showed me its new RTS game The Great War: Western Front at Gamescom 2022, I thought: I know exactly what to do differently. I then felt a sting of shame at the arrogance of imagining I could do better than the best commanders of the time, but it's an attitude engendered by the way we teach the war, and by Petroglyph's invitation to play through it ourselves.The best strategy games on PC, The best RTS games, The best war games on PC
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:40 PM
Disney Dreamlight Valley seaweed is a very interesting material to collect, with more uses in the Disney game than any other item. A few pieces wash up on the shore in Dazzle Beach and alongside rivers in the simulation game each day, but you can collect even more in the right places.
Playing Dreamlight Valley, or any social simulation games like Animal Crossing, often involves a range of tasks, from crafting items, preparing food, and making friends. The remarkable thing about seaweed in Dreamlight Valley is that it is used in all of these - and more. The seaweed location is somewhat hidden though, so read on to find out where to gather the valuable ingredient.Best Disney games, Disney Dreamlight Valley guide, Best life sims
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:31 PM
Zelda-inspired action adventure game, Tunic, is the brainchild of a single developer, Andrew Shouldice. Soaring to the top of Steam's best rated games, the isometric puzzle adventure has etched itself into history as one of 2022's most popular games. As ever, avid fans are asking for a sequel, so we spoke to Shouldice about whether or not we'll be able to reprise the role of fox-turned-adventurer in the future.
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:39 PM
Steam Deck accessories are becoming increasingly common, but a designer is cooking up a way to transform the portable system into a PC steering wheel. Dubbed the Sol Wheel, the add-on aims to make the best racing games even better on Valve's handheld, and it could save you from buying the real deal.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:25 PM
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 Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:12 PM
The Tower of Fantasy Aida Cafe is a limited time event that grants you the rare opportunity to become the eponymous cafe's temporary manager. If you've ever wanted to manage a cafe, now's your chance – but be warned, the Tower of Fantasy characters that darken your doorstep won't think very highly of you if you serve up food that's not to their taste. Thankfully, we've put together a list of each customer's food preferences, as well as the location for every ingredient required to craft the limited menu recipes, so that your customers are guaranteed to always leave satisfied.
The Tower of Fantasy Aida Cafe event coincides with the Tower of Fantasy 1.5 Artificial Island update, and will continue to run every day until 29 September, 2022. You can access the Aida Cafe from the rewards menu at any point for the duration of the event, located in the top-right corner of the screen. The cafe is only open to Wanderers at level 17 or above, so if you're not quite there yet, take a look at our Tower of Fantasy leveling guide, which is sure to get you turning tables in no time.Tower of Fantasy codes, Tower of Fantasy characters, How to level up in Tower of Fantasy
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:15 PM
The Apex Legends Beast of Prey collection event is due to start later this month with a limited-time mode, a bunch of new weapon skins, and Loba's Heirloom included - if you can grind enough, that is. The battle royale event looks to be themed around Aliens and Predator, with several of the new character skins taking a page out of the intergalactic hunter's notebook.Apex Legends characters guide, Apex Legends skins, Apex Legends map guide
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:09 PM
A recent Genshin Impact leak has provided a ton of info about the unreleased Dendro Archon, Kusanali (AKA Nahida). It seems as though Kusanali will fill a support role by buffing Elemental Mastery for teammates, which is great news for those who wanted to put her on a team with the other three Archons that are currently available. If the details are true, she'd be a strong support for the Raiden Shogun thanks to the powerful reactions between Dendro and Electro.Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:00 PM
The Disney Dreamlight Valley Mystical Cave is an important stop on your way to overcoming The Forgetting and saving the valley, so you'll need to know how to solve the riddles within. Dreamlight Valley is a story-driven game, encompassing aspects of life sims, farming games, and more, similar to games like Animal Crossing. Being Disney though, there's a strong emphasis on friendship, courage, and even power, and that's where the Mystical Cave comes in.
If you're in the early stages of the Disney game, you might find our Dreamlight Valley beginner's guide useful to get you started. Among your very first challenges though, Merlin will help you unlock Dazzle Beach. Having gained access to the biome, your first stop is a small cursed cave in which Ursula is trapped. Find the Power Orb located in the Mystical Cave to free her by completing these puzzles.Best Disney games, Disney Dreamlight Valley guide, Best life sims
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 11:55 AM
Want to know how to unlock secret characters in Vampire Survivors? When you start your first run you only have a handful of Vampire Survivors characters and a few weapons available. However, on each playthrough, more items, weapons, and characters unlock for you to use in future attempts.
These items are vital if you wish to use Vampire Survivor weapon evolutions to maximise a weapon's damage output for the best Vampire Survivors build. The game also locks new characters behind requirements, such as leveling up your gear to a certain threshold, finding items in a level, or slaying a quota of monsters. Later on, you can also find Arcana to give your weapons unique bonuses to annihilate your foes.
Some of these unlock conditions are vague and confusing, so we thought we'd list how you can get all of the Vampire Survivors characters, weapons, items, and levels. We also have a cheat code that you need to type to get another hidden vampire slayer and steps to access other secret characters.The best survival games on PC in 2022, Vampire Survivors weapon evolution guide, The best Vampire Survivors build
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 11:53 AM
As any wounded tightrope walker will tell you, balance is hard to get right. It's no secret that Blizzard has had a hard time balancing many of Overwatch's heroes over the years, and the FPS game's supports seem especially tricky - Moira and Brigitte, I'm looking at you. So when I heard that new Overwatch 2 character Kiriko is a mixture of DPS and healer, it's safe to say I - and probably many other fans - panicked a little.Overwatch 2 heroes, Overwatch 2 release date, Overwatch 2 tier list
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 11:31 AM
Excited to find out who made it onto the Street Fighter 6 roster? The Street Fighter 6 release date is pencilled in for 2023, so there's plenty of time for more characters to be revealed. Looking back to older games in the series, Street Fighter 4 launched with 25 characters, but the lacklustre Street Fighter 5 featured just 16 characters on day one. Capcom appears to be learning from its past mistakes, so we're hoping for a large roster this time around.
There are only 11 characters revealed on the Street Fighter 6 roster so far. If the leaks and rumours turn out to be true, we can expect to see one or two character reveals each month until launch.Street Fighter 6 roster , Best fighting games on PC
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 11:27 AM
The Disney Dreamlight Valley ratatouille recipe is part of your quest to bring Ratatouille's Remy back to your valley in the Disney life sim. You'll need to return him home to put a stop to The Forgetting, the mysterious event which has forced the Dreamlight Valley characters from their homes.
Once Merlin helps you channel your power and release the Dream Castle from the Forgetting's dark power, you'll be able to unlock character realms. Unlock the door to Remy's realm, and you'll find yourself in La Ratatouille, Remy's Parisian bistro. Remy will ask for your help washing dishes and cooking some simpler recipes before he can trust you with his most famous dish. However, Remy won't tell you exactly what you need for the Dreamlight Valley ratatouille recipe, and you'll need to figure it out from ingredients around the kitchen.Best Disney games, Disney Dreamlight Valley guide, Best life sims
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 11:16 AM
Nvidia just shared another RTX 4000 teaser, but the latest Project Beyond snippet is more confusing than the last. This time, the GPU giant's mysterious marketing features a weird-looking pyramid, and it looks more like a Star Wars Sith holocron than something related to gaming PC tech.RTX 4000 - everything we know, GeForce Now RTX 3080 review, Best graphics card
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 11:16 AM
Another Thursday means another big helping of free PC games from the Epic Games Store, as well as a peek at what's coming next week. This week, you can pick up free copies of Icelandic fox adventure Spirit of the North and the spacefaring adventure The Captain. Starting next week, you'll have yet another opportunity to get a free copy of Ark: Survival Evolved, the survival game with dinosaurs in it.Ark dinosaurs taming guide, Ark mods, Ark console commands
PCGamesN Thursday, September 15, 2022 11:00 AM
Our Disney Dreamlight Valley guide will help you hit the ground running as you head off to save the many familiar faces of this magical world, all while unravelling the mystery surrounding the Forgetting. At the heart of it, Dreamlight Valley is a life sim from the house of mouse, taking all the best things from cosy games like Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley, and adding your favourite Disney and Pixar characters.
If that's enough to peak your interest, there are a few things you should know before you delve into this Disney game. It's a slow start as Merlin introduces you to the ins and outs of the village, but you'll soon be filling your pockets with resources and making new friends, and our Disney Dreamlight Valley guide top tips will get you on your way.Best Disney games, Disney Dreamlight Valley guide, Best life sims
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, September 15, 2022 5:40 PM
Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion was a funny, Zelda-like todo list of a game that won serveral RPS staff over last year. Now it's getting a "follow-up spin-off" which adds roguelite and top-down shooter elements into the mix, called Turnip Boy Robs A Bank. Watch the reveal trailer below.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, September 15, 2022 5:22 PM
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, September 15, 2022 4:54 PM
Vampire Survivors has announced the released date... for when they'll announce their release date. That makes today the release date of the release date for the release date, if you like.
Anyway, the vampy reverse bullet hell will reveal the launch date for 1.0 on September 29th. In the meantime, today brought the release of minor patch 0.11.3, which includes a new weapon, a new secret character, and the final Arcana.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, September 15, 2022 4:24 PM
Alongside revealing Call Of Duty: Warzone 2's release date and map this evening, Infinity Ward also offered an extended look at the multiplayer for Modern Warfare 2. That included an explanation of new aquatic combat, third-person combat, weapon customisation, and details of the upcoming open beta.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, September 15, 2022 3:24 PM
Call Of Duty: Warzone 2 will launch on November 16th. The battle royale sequel was shown for the first time during today's Call Of Duty Next event, where we also got a glimpse of its new setting, Al Mazrah, and the first info on how it's messing with formula of leaping from a plane and chasing circles.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, September 15, 2022 11:34 AM
Free to play hero shooter sequel Overwatch 2 finally arrives on PC on October 4th, and today Blizzard have officially unveiled new hero Kiriko along with details of season one. They've also detailed how the game's free and premium battle passes will work, and what you can expect in each. Watch the trailer below for some new Overwatch and pretend like it's 2016 again. Just more grindy.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, September 15, 2022 11:33 AM
The Xbox app now offers estimates for how long a Game Pass game might take you to beat, to help guide your decisions on what to play next. Integrating numbers from HowLongToBeat, most Game Pass games' pages now suggests how long a game is in several playstyles: finishing the main story; doing the main story and optional extras; and absolutely 100%ing everything. While I usually find talk of game length is tied into awful opinions that longer is better, I think this is great info to know on Game Pass.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, September 15, 2022 11:07 AM
The Corsair iCUE 5000X is the Californian company's best mid-size computer case, thanks to its clean tempered glass design, excellent cooling support and a range of features that make it easy to build in. The 5000X normally costs quite a bit - the RRP is £220 and even discounts drop it to £155+ - but today it's down to £116.66 when you buy from Box via Amazon.
That could be a misprice, given the vast price discrepancy between the RRP and sale price. With only two units available you'll have to move fast to pick this one up...
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, September 15, 2022 11:00 AM
This week on the Electronic Wireless Show podcast we, prompted by friendly listener OurSuperior, talk about the best changes of eras in games. As you can imagine, this is an easier task for Nate than it is to me, because many of his favourite games are predicated around era changes. Thus I find myself in the position of arguing semantics. How the turn tables have turned.
I'm able to win Nate around on at least one of my desperate bids to classify things that aren't eras as eras, although he does promptly shut me down on the most ridiculous one. It may surprise you to know that we don't actually talk about too many history games (although time travel comes up a lot). And stick around for a thrilling Cavern Of Lies. Will the Red Baron (me) be shot down at last?
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:25 AM
One of the best 1000W computer power supplies is going cheap(er) on Amazon today, as the EVGA SuperNova 1000 P6 has dropped from £200 to £150. That's an excellent price for a well-reviewed unit with 80+ Platinum efficiency and a fully modular design - not to mention a surprisingly compact ATX design that will work in a wide range of PC cases.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:06 AM
It's been just about a year since Chapter 2 of Deltarune was released for free, but we won't be seeing any more from the game this year. That's the message from dev Toby Fox, who's posted an update on how Deltarune's coming along. Fox's message to those eagerly awaiting more from the game was published to mark the seventh anniversary of his indie RPG smash Undertale. It shares some new screens, GIFs, a video and even some tunes.
Twinfinite Thursday, September 15, 2022 5:04 PM
Fin out what we thought of Wayward Strand in our full review of the game.
Twinfinite Thursday, September 15, 2022 4:52 PM
A guide that explains why and when Targaryens started practicing incest in Game of Thrones.
Twinfinite Thursday, September 15, 2022 4:46 PM
Shape your player in NBA 2K23 with these badges.
Twinfinite Thursday, September 15, 2022 3:57 PM
Apex Legends collection events are always awesome, and Beast of Prey continues that trend.
Twinfinite Thursday, September 15, 2022 2:57 PM
Breaking down the removal of Perks from Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0!
Twinfinite Thursday, September 15, 2022 2:54 PM
Here are the things we would love to see in the upcoming Chapter 3 Season 4 of Fortnite.
Twinfinite Thursday, September 15, 2022 2:42 PM
Find out the latest information about Warzone 2's Gulag.
Twinfinite Thursday, September 15, 2022 2:35 PM
Where can locker codes be found in NBA 2K23?
Twinfinite Thursday, September 15, 2022 2:27 PM
Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile having lobbies of 120 players sounds absolutely insane.
Twinfinite Thursday, September 15, 2022 2:02 PM
Warzone 2.0 has been revealed and the map has been shown full of familiar locales!
Twinfinite Thursday, September 15, 2022 1:49 PM
Here's everything you need to know about the newest vehicles of Call of Duty.
Twinfinite Thursday, September 15, 2022 1:47 PM
Here is the download size you can expect for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta.
Twinfinite Thursday, September 15, 2022 1:34 PM
Modern Warfare 2 introduces Specific & Universal Weapon Attachments to multiplayer.
Twinfinite Thursday, September 15, 2022 1:30 PM
Ground War Is Returning in Modern Warfare 2.
Twinfinite Thursday, September 15, 2022 1:30 PM
Modern Warfare 2 is really trying to set this Call of Duty apart from anything that came before, especially with the third-person perspective.
Twinfinite Thursday, September 15, 2022 1:29 PM
Raids coming to Call of Duty Modern Warfare sounds like an insane idea that just might work.
Twinfinite Thursday, September 15, 2022 1:23 PM
Blade Runner 2099 will stream on Amazon in the coming future
Twinfinite Thursday, September 15, 2022 1:19 PM
Breaking down the first bit of information on Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2's class customization!
Twinfinite Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:56 PM
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection hitting PC will make these two games the prettiest they have ever been.
Twinfinite Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:37 PM
Square Enix had plenty of reveals to share about its upcoming JRPG Star Ocean: The Divine Force, including the theme song by HYDE.
Siliconera Thursday, September 15, 2022 4:30 PM
A new figure of Sophie Neuenmuller will come from the same company that published her game. Koei Tecmo has established its own figure brand named KT model+, and the first figure in the lineup will be a 1/7 scale figure of the Atelier Sophie protagonist. Pre-orders for the figure are available worldwide, courtesy of Good Smile Company.
Wonderful Works will produce the figures as it attempts to replicate NOCO's original illustration of the character. This figure will have an overall height of approximately 225mm (~8.8 inches).
Koei Tecmo has also set up pre-orders on its Japanese web store. The regular edition will cost 33,000 yen. A limited edition costing 45,100 yen (~$314) is available exclusively on the company's website. It will include a more elaborate diorama board, an A2-sized tapestry, and a round cushion.
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Numerous figures of Atelier series characters have appeared from prominent figure makers such as Good Smile Company and Alter. This will be the first time Koei Tecmo has produced a character figure under its own brand.
Nevertheless, Good Smile Company will still help Koei Tecmo distribute the regular edition of this Sophie figure worldwide. Pre-orders for the figure are available outside Japan via Good Smile's North American and International websites at $227.99 until November 16, 2022.
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book is currently available in a new Deluxe Edition on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The KT model+ figure of the title's protagonist, Sophie Neuenmuller, will release in October 2023 in Japan and December 2023 in North America.
The post Koei Tecmo Will Release Its Own Atelier Sophie Figure appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Thursday, September 15, 2022 3:30 PM
The September 2022 Feh Channel program revealed that Fire Emblem Heroes will see the inclusion of characters who debuted in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. Shez, Monica, and Holst will appear in the ever-growing roster of the mobile Fire Emblem game.
The Adrestian Monica von Ochs will appear as a mage with the title "Favored Vassal." Holst Sigiswald Goneril, the elder brother of Hilda Valentine Goneril, will also join as the "Hero of Leicester." The Three Hopes version of Hilda, who had appeared previously in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, will also show up as an Ascended Hero with the title "Helping Hand."
Both versions of the protagonist Shez will also appear in Heroes. The male version will have the title "Rising Mercenary" and stay true to his canon Fluegel class by using two swords. Meanwhile, the female version, titled "Keen Mercenary," will instead become an axe wielder.
While Intelligent Systems held celebrations to mark the release of Three Hopes in June 2022, this program revealed the actual game characters appearing in the mobile app for the first time. The inclusion of Three Hopes heroes will also be the first time Fire Emblem Heroes adds characters from the series' Warriors entries.
The first Fire Emblem Warriors game was a crossover title that launched during the Nintendo Switch's launch year in 2017. While it featured original protagonists Rowan and Lianna, Intelligent Systems has never included those characters in Heroes. In the latest sixth round of the Choose Your Legends poll, neither name appeared among the 600 names that people could vote for. On the other hand, Intelligent Systems added characters from Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, the collaborative game made with Atlus, around the time the latter's Encore edition was released for the Switch in January 2020.
A new banner that goes live from September 16 to October 6, 2022, will give players chances to summon the male Shez: Rising Mercenary, Monica: Favored Vassal, and Hilda: Helping Hand. The original Rearmed Hero Líf: Arcane Blade will complete the banner's roster. A mission that rewards the female Shez: Keen Mercenary will also be available for the same period. Holst: Hero of Leicester will appear through a Great Hero Battle that runs on September 17-24, 2022.
Fire Emblem Heroes is available worldwide on iOS and Android mobile devices.
The post FE Warriors: Three Hopes Characters Will Appear in Fire Emblem Heroes appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Thursday, September 15, 2022 1:30 PM
Square Enix's new magical parkour adventure Forspoken is playable on the show floor at this year's Tokyo Game Show, and to capitalize on that proximity, the company released a new story trailer for the game.
Check it out below. At the time of this writing only the Japanese trailer is uploaded, though. In Japanese, Frey is voiced by Umeka Shouji. Shouji also played Camilla in Spy x Family and Catherine in Birdie Wing.
At about two-and-a-half minutes long, the trailer mostly focuses on story beats, rather than gameplay. A montage of scenes from the game include protagonist Frey Holland's arrival in the exotic land of Athia from New York City, and her interactions with its residents. As someone from another world, she's met with some hostility from the powers that be, who see her and her surprising magical abilities as demonic. She has a talking companion, in the form of "Cuff", her bracelet, as well. From the Athian city of Cipal, Frey will take on quests and explore the world, while finding out more about the inciting incident behind Athia's crisis, "The Break."
Forspoken's gameplay blends mobile parkour with elemental magic, with Frey able to switch between various types of magic to fire deadly blasts, lay complex traps, and weave together devastating combos to annihilate her foes. Square Enix showed off a ten-minute chunk of active play in August.
Forspoken launches on PS5 and PC on January 24, 2023.
Siliconera Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:00 PM
Hello, readers! I'm Andrew, one of the writers here at Siliconera, reporting from the show floor of Tokyo Game Show 2022. Over the next few days, I will be rounding up all of the hands-on experiences I've visited and highlighting some of notable games and booths. Let's get to it.
It seems so long ago that Tokyo Game Show had a physical event. In 2020, the annual expo was forced to go entirely online due to the ongoing pandemic. Since then, there's been quite a big shift in how games are announced, with E3 being canceled for the third year in a row and online events such as Summer Games Fest taking their place. This year, however, Tokyo Game Show has come back, albeit as a hybrid event. Nevertheless, the first day has been quite abuzz with new game announcements and first-ever hands-on previews, making for busy days for both the news teams working remotely and the folks visiting Makuhari Messe.
As proof, the first business day of the event was absolutely packed. So much so, that Capcom's Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak and Resident Evil Village VR booths ran out of queue tickets less than an hour after doors opened. Other experiences, such as Bandai Namco's One Piece Odyssey and Square Enix's Crisis Core: FFVII Reunion booths, saw wait times upwards of 50 minutes long. Fortunately, I still managed to get my hands on a few of these games.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion
The game was available to play on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5 at Square Enix's booth. Though the PlayStation 5 version looked significantly better than the Switch, I was impressed by how smoothly the Switch version ran. In my 15-minute playthrough of the Wutai stronghold infiltration section of the game, there was virtually no stuttering or graphical issues with the game. In fact, I'd wager that you wouldn't be losing out on much even if you opted for the portable experience.
However, the real selling point of this game is in the gameplay. For those who haven't played the original game for the PSP (like me), Crisis Core is an action RPG with real-time combat. One of the defining features of the game's combat is the slot-machine-esque Digital Mind Wave system, which randomly provides various combat buffs and special moves. The mechanic incentivizes players to plan their attacks. Bonuses like unlimited MP and immunity to magic can instantly turn the tide of a fight. If you get a three-of-a-kind, you can even unleash a special Limit Break attack that can deal significant damage.
The game was an absolute blast. If I had to play devil's advocate, I would have to admit that 15 minutes is too short to make any definitive statement. But as someone who admittedly hasn't had much experience with the recent Final Fantasy Remakes, Crisis Core has made me seriously consider giving them a shot.
One Piece Odyssey
I played the PlayStation 4 version of One Piece Odyssey, for a total of about 20 minutes. Though it was marketed as an Open-World RPG take on the popular Jump franchise, the demo was unfortunately limited in scope. Players were confined to a single path that periodically threw monsters, traversal mechanics, and collectible items your way, with very little freedom to explore. As such, it's hard to comment on how well the game will perform when it comes to larger-scale overworld travel that is bound to exist in the finished game.
The graphics were pretty, and I couldn't help but compare it to another popular command JRPG title: Dragon Quest XI. It's no wonder, as one of the studios that helped design DQXI, Ilca Inc, also helped draw up the game's concept artwork. The gameplay, while not deviating much from your standard JRPG command battle system, had a few mechanics that helped bring out some flair. One of these unique touches was a Monster Hunter Stories-style rock-paper-scissors effectiveness system. Another was an area-based attack system that changed what enemies you were capable of attacking based on whose "turf" you were in.
Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten
Though delayed for a second time earlier this month, Monochrome Mobius still managed to appear as part of the Happinet booth. I managed to get a hold of the PS5 version of the game for 20 minutes, and also received a complementary swag bag at the end. For a supposedly story-driven RPG, the demo was fairly free-form and, to my disappointment, there wasn't much in the way of narrative. I was dropped next to a roadside stall at the start of the demo, and allowed to roam around the fields to attack enemies as I wished.
From what I could tell, there wasn't much of a graphical difference between the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game (though Aquaplus only plans to release the game on Steam outside of Japan). The game is beautiful, and aside from a few unfinished NPC models, the main cast including Oshtor, Shunya, Munechika, and Mikazuchi all had a significant amount of polish. The combat was equally beautiful, though some of the animations ended up looking a bit strange. Combat is still turn-based but eschews the tactics system for a more standard, JRPG-style command battle system. Whether fans of the original Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception will enjoy this is still up in the air.
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection
After my initial shock of not being able to secure a queue ticket for neither Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak nor Resident Evil Village, there was one game that helped me overcome my grief: Mega Man Battle Network. Specifically, Battle Network 2, which I hadn't played since primary school. Capcom's booth allowed players a brief 12 minutes of playtime for any one of the first three games of the series. When the collection releases in 2023, however, players will be able to play all 10 mainline games in the series.
The newly remastered versions feature a "high-resolution filter" that removes some of the jagged edges of the original pixel style. In reality, however, this filter didn't exactly play to my liking. From what I could tell, the upscaling of graphics removed a lot of the work that went into designing pixel art that looked good on the GBA, without considering modern high-resolution monitors. Even on the Switch, the backgrounds and characters, in particular, looked "too smooth" for my liking. While the game does feature the ability to play with the original graphics, I was not allowed to change them during the demo.
Considering most of these games are only playable via emulation or if you have a working GBA or Nintendo DS, I'd still say there is plenty of value in grabbing the collection. There were no graphical issues to speak of, and load times between areas were incredibly short. I played the Japanese demo, and the game was almost exactly how I remembered it, even down to the original screen ratio. Whether the game will keep its mildly crass English localization, however, is still uncertain.
That's all for the first day of Tokyo Game Show 2022 show floor coverage! I'll be continuing to visit more booths in the coming days, and will hopefully check out other titles such as Like a Dragon: Ishin!, Atelier Ryza 3, and Sonic Frontiers.
In the meantime, here's a picture of me with my pal Mega Man.
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Siliconera Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:30 AM
Bandai Namco's moved the release date of One Piece Odyssey back a bit. Originally slated for a release within 2022, Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates will land on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S on January 12, 2023. The PC edition pulls into port a day later, on January 13th.
Check out Bandai Namco's TGS 2022 trailer for the game.
The One Piece Odyssey release trailer teases the story of Waford, the "legendary island" the Straw Hats are shipwrecked on. They meet a mysterious girl named Lim, who, wary of their status as pirates, somehow steals and scatters the crew's considerable power. The crew have their powers sealed away behind mysterious cube artifacts, and will need to scour Waford for their cubes to see them returned. Lim also takes them to "a special place" that allows them to visit "the world of their memories", prompting a vision of Princess Vivi and the Kingdom of Alabasta. Alabasta was the site of the Alabasta story arc, and one of the Straw Hat Pirates' most important adventures in getting together as a crew.
The TGS 2022 special program also detailed some of the bonuses coming with purchases of One Piece Odyssey before release date. Pre-orders of the game will receive a set of cosmetic outfits for the crew that recall their first, pre-time skip character designs. Pre-orders also get 10 Energy Apple items, 10 Excite Apple items, and 3 Golden Jelly items. A Digital Deluxe Edition of the game will also be sold, which includes 2 Petite Jewelry accessories, a Sniper King outfit for Usopp, 100,000 Berries, and the Adventure Expansion Pack, an upcoming DLC.
One Piece Odyssey launches on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S on January 12, 2023, and on PC on January 13th.
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