Kotaku Monday, October 24, 2022 7:40 PM
Physical game manuals are hard to come by these days, especially as the industry begins to heavily lean into cloud streaming and digital-first infrastructures. But if you remember those good ole times when game boxes came with chunky pamphlets for you to peruse before jumping into your recent purchase, a games…
Kotaku Monday, October 24, 2022 7:05 PM
Wherever there are online video games, there will be people trying to cheat. It's human nature, and as much as it annoys the rest of us, we'll never be rid of it. So we should all expect, at some level, video game companies to put in the work needed to protect us from aimbots and wallhacks and autoclickers.
Kotaku Monday, October 24, 2022 5:03 PM
This weekend, I headed to one of my favorite places on Earth: A pop-up Halloween store. It's a tradition that my wife and I both love. This year, we had to re-locate the nearest Spirit as it had moved into a new carcass of a past store. I think it used to sell shoes and sports gear. Now it sells Halloween costumes and…
Kotaku Monday, October 24, 2022 3:40 PM
Don't let the ridiculously silly Rabbids fool you. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is a formidable tactics game that can and will kick your butt if you're not careful. Fortunately, the game also gives you a wide variety of mechanics and tools that come together in complex and satisfying ways. Here's what you need to…
Kotaku Monday, October 24, 2022 3:35 PM
Well, I guess we're going back to Boston again, folks. Bethesda announced this week that its post-apocalyptic open-world RPG, Fallout 4, will be refreshed on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X, and PC next year with a bunch of enhancements and improvements.
Kotaku Monday, October 24, 2022 3:15 PM
There's a good game buried in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II. But the "good parts" come after a miserably slow, hand-hold-athon of railroaded levels dotted with moments of violence that feel uncomfortable at best and morally questionable at worst. The story follows a paint-by-numbers trip across the world to prevent…
Kotaku Monday, October 24, 2022 2:15 PM
Gameloft recently updated its exercise in mouse farming, life sim Disney Dreamlight Valley, adding useful bug fixes and, more thrillingly, The Lion King's anthropomorphic bad boy, Scar. Scar's on-screen brooding is already problematic—plotting to kill your family members because their eyes aren't as sultry as yours is …
Kotaku Monday, October 24, 2022 1:24 PM
Mobile game Disney Twisted Wonderland sparked controversy when it revealed a new character this weekend. The character is based on Claude Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Fans have called him racist as Frollo was extremely racist in the original Disney movie. Here's the complicated part: Twisted Wonderland…
Kotaku Monday, October 24, 2022 1:01 PM
Marvel Snap, a recently released free-to-play card game, contains over 200 cards representing various superheroes, villains, and other Marvel-related characters and animals. The obvious heroes are included, like Wolverine and The Hulk, but there are some deep cuts and odd choices, too. For example, Uncle Ben is in the…
Kotaku Monday, October 24, 2022 12:45 PM
The life-sim Disney Dreamlight Valley frames its story as a Mickey-Mouse-ears-wearing haven—far, far away from the hustle of city living or real life. But to enjoy it fully and make upgrades to its dilapidated town, obtain key items, and buy pretty dresses, you'll still need to have fat stacks of cash. Take it from…
PCGamesN Monday, October 24, 2022 5:45 PM
A Steam Deck enthusiast puts some of their Lego bricks to use by creating a neat stand, offering up a great way to recycle and save money on accessories. The idea could also help players make custom accessories without the aid of a 3D printer, especially if you've already got old blocks lying around.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Monday, October 24, 2022 5:43 PM
There's a Cult of the Lamb Halloween event starting today, because if there's any indie game out there that knows what's what about Halloween, it's definitely Cult of the Lamb. In this limited time event, you'll be able to conduct a new type of ritual that literally brings your dead followers back as wandering ghosts in the adorably twisted little (after) life game.Upcoming PC Games, Cult of the Lamb beginners guide, How to get lumber and stone in Cult of the Lamb
PCGamesN Monday, October 24, 2022 4:12 PM
The Festival of the Lost is in full swing, and while Guardians are having detailed discussions about the merits of the event's Mechabre sniper rifle, one YouTuber says players should also be on the lookout for a Destiny 2 god roll Solar pulse rifle that will only be available throughout the event's duration - or at least until next year's event rolls around in our in favourite space game.Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Monday, October 24, 2022 3:22 PM
You don't have to go searching high and low for the best Teardown mods anymore. The latest patch puts them front and centre in the sandbox game's internal mod manager, so it's a snap to find fun mods to add. There are already loads of featured mods to pick from, including new maps, new tools, giant enemies, and a loyal dog - which, yes, you can pet.
PCGamesN Monday, October 24, 2022 12:24 PM
There's already a fix for an issue with the Gotham Knights PC version according to the superhero game's developer, WB Games Montréal. Players struggling to find matches online for some Gotham Knights gameplay were finding that matchmaking wasn't working, but WB Games has outlined a fix, so you should be ready to go right now.Best Gotham Knights abilities, How long is Gotham Knights?, Gotham Knights mods
PCGamesN Monday, October 24, 2022 12:17 PM
Searching for the Modern Warfare 2 best Lachmann-762 loadout? This battle rifle is a monster at long range, equipping players with a powerful weapon that can pick off enemies in an instant. There are some issues with the weapon's recoil control, but this can easily be addressed by using the correct attachments.
The Lackmann-762 also gives you the option to switch between semi-automatic and fully automatic firing modes - we recommend semi-automatic as the gun can go all over the place when firing off multiple rounds. This weapon has one of the fastest time-to-kill speeds we've seen in the FPS game, making it one of the best Modern Warfare 2 guns available.The best Modern Warfare 2 guns, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 release date, Modern Warfare 2 Gunsmith
PCGamesN Monday, October 24, 2022 12:16 PM
The Modern Warfare 2 best Kastov-74u loadout is a powerful option that combines the mobility of an SMG with the strength of an assault rifle. What makes this weapon so intriguing is that it can be used as a primary or secondary weapon, as long as you equip the Overkill Modern Warfare 2 perk.
As a primary weapon, you can focus on close-range encounters as you skulk around buildings looking for easy targets. You could also pair the Kastov-74u with the best M16 loadout to take down any enemies that try to flank you. No matter how you decide to use the weapon, any level-ups you acquire using the Kastov-74u will unlock weapons and additional attachments thanks to the updated Modern Warfare 2 Gunsmith.The best Modern Warfare 2 guns, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 release date, Modern Warfare 2 Gunsmith
PCGamesN Monday, October 24, 2022 12:16 PM
The Tower of Fantasy Halloween skins may be perfect for fans of spooky season, but players have been left bemused by just how much the new items will set you back in the anime game.Tower of Fantasy codes, Tower of Fantasy characters, How to level up in Tower of Fantasy
PCGamesN Monday, October 24, 2022 12:15 PM
Blast enemies away using the Modern Warfare 2 best M16 loadout by utilising its incredible one-shot-kill potential. Most players tend to shy away from rifles that shoot in bursts, but if you can get past this, the M16 can be lethal in the right hands. There's very little recoil to worry about using our setup, making it dead simple to land your initial burst.
The Modern Warfare 2 Gunsmith system allows players to access this weapon just by leveling up the 556 Icarus LMG. Not only do you earn numerous attachments that can be used on the LMG, you also unlock entirely new weapons like the M16 receiver. The Call of Duty blog recently confirmed there are 33 weapon platforms, each containing six unique guns to unlock. Here are the attachments you need to build the best M16 loadout in Modern Warfare 2.The best Modern Warfare 2 guns, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 release date, Modern Warfare 2 Gunsmith
PCGamesN Monday, October 24, 2022 12:13 PM
Half-Life, the landmark FPS game from Valve, has an unofficial sequel inspired by Halo, Doom, and Quake, which will follow an altered version of Gordon Freeman (more on that later) as he makes his way through an apocalyptic world in the wake of the Black Mesa event, with the developer aiming for a release on Steam.
PCGamesN Monday, October 24, 2022 12:09 PM
The best Modern Warfare 2 MP5 loadout is of course down to personal preference, but you've come to the right place if you want to know where to start if you want to use this gun in the FPS game. Renamed the Lachmann Sub in Modern Warfare 2, the MP5 has long been one of the best guns in Call of Duty multiplayer, so it's worth knowing the best attachments to unlock for it.
Due to some changes between the beta and the Modern Warfare 2 release date, we're not 100% sure when the MP5 is unlocked, or even if it's available from Rank 1, but we'll let you know as soon as we get our hands on multiplayer game modes. Either way though, it's worth grinding for, as its rapid fire capabilities can take opponents down in no time.The best Modern Warfare 2 guns, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 release date, Modern Warfare 2 Gunsmith
PCGamesN Monday, October 24, 2022 12:07 PM
You can speed up Cyberpunk 2077 ADS and several other actions by installing a very simple mod. The Stuff Done Faster mod does exactly what it says just by making a few adjustments to the XML configuration file. Installing it on the futuristic open-world game will make item crafting, item breakdown, picking up bodies, and several combat actions quicker and more responsive.Cyberpunk 2077 review, Cyberpunk 2077 lore & universe, Buy Cyberpunk 2077
PCGamesN Monday, October 24, 2022 6:43 PM
Learning how to manage cables in your gaming PC setup is more important than you'd think. Not only does it make everything neat and tidy, saving you from the Reddit ridicule should your rig ever make it into the depths of the forums, it also instils a sense of pride.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 24, 2022 5:45 PM
Welcome to the 2022 edition of The RPS 100, our annual countdown of our favourite PC games of all time. This is the second time the RPS Treehouse has gathered together to hash out our collective Bestest Bests from across the ages, and lemme tell you, this year's list has seen tons of movement compared to last year's ranking. Not only are there buckets of new entries, but there's been plenty of upward and downward shuffling of old favourites, too. So come on in and find out what's made the cut.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 24, 2022 5:38 PM
The Radeon RX 6950 XT is the fastest AMD graphics card in the world, and will remain so until at least November when AMD is expected to announce a new range of next-gen GPUs. It originally debuted at $1000, undercutting the RTX 3090 Ti at $1500, but third-party models could cost much more - such as this $1200 PowerColor Red Devil. Today though, with that whole 'impending release of better graphics cards' thing, the 6950 XT is down to $800 at Amazon, which is an awesome deal for the level of graphics performance on offer.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 24, 2022 12:56 PM
Folks, I've got some bad news. Victoria 3 is not a game where you play the clone of the clone of Posh Spice. I was all geared up for some science fiction-tinged Spice Girls shenanigans, but I was left bitterly disappointed. However, I'd already installed it, so I decided to check it out and see what kind of game it actually is. Turns out that Victoria 3 is a grand strategy game, just like its Paradox stablemates Crusader Kings and Hearts of Iron.
Trying to classify Victoria 3 is pretty damn important. Unlike, say, the Total War series, Paradox's grand strategy titles are differentiated by a lot more than their time periods. Hearts of Iron its WW2 military ticker on its sleeve, while Crusader Kings (my personal fave) is secretly an RPG, just one that happens to cast you as the ruler of a country, rather than a random wandering murderer. Figure that out and you grasped the appeal of the game, especially for people who may lack interest in - or be downright put off by - the historical era it covers.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, October 24, 2022 12:46 PM
The Corsair 5000D is a rather good PC case, but as it's fairly new it's normally quite expensive - like $165 on Amazon expensive. So it brings me good cheer to announce that Woot are doing the case in white or black for just $99.99, the lowest price we've ever recorded for this model.
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Twinfinite Monday, October 24, 2022 4:19 PM
Former Double Dragon Damsel in Distress Marian Shows Her Abs of Steel Into River City Girls 2 Trailer
Today WayForward released a brand-new gameplay trailer of its upcoming beat 'em up River City Girls 2, featuring Marian.
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Siliconera Monday, October 24, 2022 5:30 PM
One of the new playable River City Girls 2 characters is getting time to shine, as WayForward released a new Marian trailer and talked about the heroine on the PlayStation Blog.
Formerly, Marian was known as Billy Lee's girlfriend and tended to be in need of constant rescuing. Here, she's a playable character beating up baddies in River City Girls 2. She's a fast character in-game who uses moves inspired by boxers and wrestlers. This means in addition to punches like KO Cutter, she'll use command grabs. In the original game, she only ran a shop. But here, she and Provie will join Kyoko and Misako as they fight through the city.
Here's her new trailer:
There's also a new piece of concept art offering a closer look at Marian's design in River City Girls 2. It offers an idea of how her Elbow Driver aerial attack should look, as well as designs looking at some of her different punches and grabs.
WayForward's been doing quite a bit to introduce returning and new River City Girls 2 characters like Marian. For example, in September 2022 the Sabu family got their own "villains" trailer. The cast as a whole
River City Girls 2 will come to the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on December 1, 2022 in Japan and in 2022 worldwide.
Siliconera Monday, October 24, 2022 5:00 PM
The season 2 of the viking anime Vinland Saga is coming early in 2023. Twin Engine and Studio Mappa unveiled the show's opening theme in a new trailer, which also set the premiere date. It opens on January 9, 2023 and will stream worldwide. The first season premiered back in mid-2019. Crunchyroll will offer it as part of its Winter 2023 season.
Check out the Vinland Saga season 2 trailer below. English subtitles are available in the closed captions.
The story of Vinland Saga is inspired by accounts of the Danelaw, a period in English history when the Vikings invaded and controlled parts of England. Set during the early 11th-century AD, the series follows Thorfinn, a young man seeking revenge for his father's death. The Vinland Saga Season 2 trailer begins with Thorfinn living as a slave after the events of the first season. He's instructed by his owner to befriend another slave, the Englishman Einar.
The Season 2 opening theme song is "River" by Anonymouz. Though the first season was produced by Wit Studio (which produced the first seasons of Attack on Titan), production for the second season is being handled by Studio Mappa (which is animating the ongoing Chainsaw Man anime). Key members of the first season staff are reprising their roles, though, including Director Shuhei Yabuta, writer Hiroshi Seko, and character designer Takahiko Abiru.
Vinland Saga Season 2 opens on January 9, 2023 and will stream on Netflix worldwide outside of China and on Crunchyroll worldwide outside of Asia. The first season is available on HIDIVE and Netflix.
Siliconera Monday, October 24, 2022 4:30 PM
Sega announced that it had established a new subsidiary in Singapore on October 13, 2022. Sega Singapore Pte. Ltd. will act as the company's representation in Southeast Asia as it undertakes marketing while intensifying its research of the region's market.
Sega Singapore is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Japan-based corporation. By establishing an office in the hub of Southeast Asia, Sega aims to investigate the possibility of establishing more business operations to deliver entertainment content from Japan to the region.
Sega has been promoting and releasing its games in Southeast Asia long before it established an office in Singapore. Sega Asia, which also covers China and Korea, has handled regional releases of both internal titles like Persona and Like a Dragon as well as external cooperations, such as Aniplex's Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles.
The company and its subsidiary Atlus have also set up their own Facebook pages dedicated to the Southeast Asian audience. However, it remains to be seen whether Sega would add localization support for the region's languages to its upcoming games.
Besides Sega and Atlus, Bandai Namco had also established a dedicated Southeast Asian office in Singapore after splitting its Asian branch in the 2010s. It spearheaded the English localization of franchises that were previously exclusive to Japan, such as Super Robot Wars. In recent months, Bandai Namco also confirmed Thai and Indonesian language supports for its newest upcoming titles, like One Piece Odyssey and Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom.
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Siliconera Monday, October 24, 2022 4:00 PM
According to Deadline, Halia Abdel-Meguid will be the executive producer and writer of Netflix's new Death Note live-action series. Abdel-Meguid is a "longtime fan" of the series, and will be working with Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Stranger Things) on the show. Netflix previously released a live-action film that reimagined the story as an American one. [Thanks, ANN!]
The Death Note series will be yet another "new take" from the Netflix film. It is unknown if that means it will be set in America again, or if it will take the story back to its native Japan. Abdel-Meguid previously worked on The Devil in the White City and Miss Annity. She has also worked with the Duffer Brothers before on their adaptation of The Talisman. News of a new Netflix live-action adaptation of Death Note first appeared in July 2022. Back then, we only knew that the Stranger Things creators would be working on it.
Death Note originally came out in 2003 and is a supernatural suspense manga. It was a collaborative effort between Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. Death Note focuses on Light Yagami, an honors student in Japan who finds the titular Death Note. The Death Note is a tool that shinigami (Death Gods) use in order to kill people, and with it, he goes on a crusade against criminals. L, a renowned detective, takes on the case, and the first half of the series centers on their cat-and-mouse game.
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Siliconera Monday, October 24, 2022 3:30 PM
Fallout 4 will look a bit different on the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2023, thanks to an upcoming next-gen update. Bethesda announced it as part of its Fallout series 25th anniversary. A lot of the details about it are still vague, but the company did confirm that when it arrives, it will be a free update for people.
The announcement did bring up a few points players can look forward to for the game. Fallout 4 will get a performance mode after the update. Like such features in other games, it will mean higher frame rates and resolution quality. There will also be additional Creation Club items. In the original version of the game, people could purchase Credit packs to purchase additional content for the game. Bug fixes will also be a part of this patch.
The 25th anniversary update also included a nod to things happening in Fallout 76. People can take part in Spooky Scorched until November 8, 2022. This is the game's Halloween event that involves trick-or-treating and opponents wearing costumes. People can also claim one free item per day in the Atomic Shop as part of an anniversary event. Those free gifts will be available October 25-November 8, 2022.
Fallout 4 is immediately available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Following its launch in 2015, Bethesda released story-based DLC like Automatron, Far Harbor, and Nuka-World, as well as additional add-ons like the Contraptions, Vault-Tec, and Wasteland Workshop sets. The Fallout 4 free next-gen update will arrive for the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2023.
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Siliconera Monday, October 24, 2022 3:00 PM
The Nintendo Switch is home to plenty of ports, from revivals of Wii U games to surprisingly great versions of Dragon Quest XI, the Ori games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and it feels like Persona 5 Royal is the latest to be considered among the best. The fact that the hit to the performance isn't that bad, coupled with a file size that isn't too big, the included content, and portable nature, all works in its favor. It means that one of the best JRPGs out there still remains just as incredible even on a platform that might not initially seem ideal for it.
My time with the Persona 5 Royal Switch port is primarily spent in Handheld mode on a Switch OLED, which means a few built-in "edges" to help ensure it is the best portable performance for it. While the level of detail and intricacies suffer a bit when exploring the city or running through Palaces, especially if an area is crowded, it runs admirably. There's the same pretty consistent 30FPS gameplay as there was with the PS4. The textures may not be as sharp, but the aesthetic direction, frequent use of cutscenes, and design decisions mean that it still looks good even if it isn't as crisp or flashy as the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 version. It is also only 14.2GB on the system before patches, which is about half the size of the original PS4 version. Considering how compact it is and the compromises required, the port works so well.
There's also the element of what a new Switch port of a game brings to the table to make it unique and, while Persona 5 Royal doesn't do anything to really stand out, it does excel at what it is. That is, the full version of the game. The DLC for the PS4 version is here, and you can start using things like costumes once April 12th rolls around. (The items will be waiting in a box in Joker's room.) You also have access to the so-powerful-they're-game-breaking Personas like Izanagi-no-Okami Picaro, Messiah, and Thanatos. Possessing these opportunities to be extremely powerful, while also paying tribute to past Persona games and in-world series like Featherman is an entertaining extra.
The hybrid nature of the Nintendo Switch also makes the Persona 5 Royal experience more attractive. Granted, this isn't the only version to boast this benefit. The PC port of Persona 5 Royal is Steam Deck verified. But given the wider available of Nintendo's system, lower price, and fact that it also developed a name for itself as an RPG console, it feels so much more at home here. I've found I'll save the big moments, such as taking down a boss, experiencing a Confidant outing, or favorite story beat, for the big screen. My system goes right into the dock for those. But if I'm taking Mementos requests, going through some grinding in a dungeon, or even building up Joker's stats, that time is spent in handheld mode.
There's a sense of completion that comes with the Switch port of Persona 5 Royal that helps make a collection a bit better. The system is gradually becoming a great go-to for a Shin Megami Tensei collection. In the Persona line, we now have Persona 5 Royal and the Musou spin-off Persona 5 Strikers, as well as Persona 4 Arena Ultimax and soon Persona 4 Golden and Persona 3 Portable. SMT III Nocturne HD Remaster and V both appear here. The Nintendo Switch Online library in Japan includes the original Shin Megami Tensei, Shin Megami Tensei II, and Shin Megami Tensei if…. Gaps remain, to be sure, but it feels like it is gradually moving forward in a good way.
The Nintendo Switch library of ports is only guaranteed to grow as time goes on, but it feels like the nature of Persona 5 Royal, its contributions to its series and genre, and its general ambiance will always guarantee it as spot as one of the best ports on the console. It's a joy to play and, some texture and resolution issues compromises aside, is a fairly complete version of the game that isn't too distant a relative from its older PS4 sibling.
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Siliconera Monday, October 24, 2022 2:30 PM
Shueisha announced that Square Enix's upcoming Dragon Quest Treasures game will inspire a manga series. Titled Dragon Quest Treasures: Another Adventure Fadora no Takarajima (Fadora's Treasure Island), it will be published in Shueisha's V Jump magazine. Serialization will begin in the January 2023 issue of the magazine, which releases on November 21, 2022 in Japan.
With a story by Masaki Hara and art by Yoichi Amano, the Dragon Quest Treasures manga will tell a "unique 'another' story." Details are still scarce, but this means that it will be more of a companion manga to expand on the story of the game rather than a simple retelling. More information will come at a later date, according to Shueisha.
Dragon Quest Treasures is an upcoming "Treasure Life RPG" from Square Enix. It will feature Dragon Quest XI's siblings Erik and Mia as they hunt for treasure in the land of Draconia. Many of the monsters in Draconia can be befriended and added to the siblings' party, where they will help with the treasure hunting. They will give clues as to the whereabouts of treasures, provide support in battles, and help players traverse the world.
The Dragon Quest Treasures: Another Adventure Fadora no Takarajima manga begins serialization on November 21, 2022. Dragon Quest Treasures releases worldwide for the Nintendo Switch on December 9, 2022.
Siliconera Monday, October 24, 2022 2:00 PM
People will get to see a new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet trailer tomorrow and, appropriately enough, it seems like ghost type Pokemon could be the stars. The official Pokemon YouTube channel shared the video, which will premiere on October 25, 2022 at 6am PT/9am ET/3pm CET. The title of the video is a series of question marks, while the description features a number of periods.
There is a hint at the contents of the new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet trailer, however, as the ghost Pokemon Gengar appears peeking out from behind a bush. The character first appeared in the original Pokemon Red, Green, and Blue games, and consistently remained a staple for the series ever since. The environment around Gengar is also rather shadowy and ominous.
Here's the trailer, which will go live tomorrow.
The last Pokemon Scarlet and Violet trailer introduced Iono, the electric-type gym leader who is also a streamer. There was a two-part reveal involving her, as the second video showcased her partner Pokemon. That is the new frog-like electric-type Bellibolt. It is known for attacking opponents with electricity from its belly.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will come to the Nintendo Switch on November 18, 2022. The newest trailer for the game will appear on October 25, 2022.
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Siliconera Monday, October 24, 2022 1:30 PM
G-Mode announced that another deep cut from its back catalog will be ported to the Nintendo Switch. Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible New Testament III: Mugen no Eiyuu will join the expanding G-Mode Archives+ Switch collection in Japan. The game was first released in 2010 for mobile phones on the iAppli and EZAppli platforms.
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible New Testament III joins the previous two games as part of G-Mode's G-Mode Archives+ line. The Last Bible New Testament games are phone-based spin-offs of Atlus' Famicom-era Last Bible titles. Loosely based on Megami Tensei, the Last Bible games struck a more traditional fantasy style and tone, with closer similarities to Dragon Quest than the darker urban and occult leanings of the core Megami Tensei games. The Last Bible New Testament titles also featured classical Megami Tensei mechanics like demon negotiation and fusion.
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible New Testament III is a sequel to the first two games, and involves Leon and Luna, the "Children of the Gospel" from the previous game. The game is set on in the world of Damir, which is under threat from demonic beasts. The protagonist dons a mysterious "COMP" bracelet, attracting the attention of the demons and enabling them to gain their allegiance to fight by their side.
G-Mode has been rereleasing its mobile phone-based catalog to Switch since 2020. Once specializing in Java-based phone games, G-Mode was acquired by Marvelous in 2015. It rereleased the first Last Bible New Testament title in July 2022 on Switch in Japan. No release date has been specified for the other two games. When they arrive, though, they're expected to cost about 1,800 Yen (about $12 USD).
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible New Testament II and III are scheduled for release on Nintendo Switch in 2022.
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Siliconera Monday, October 24, 2022 1:00 PM
The new Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games video is out, and this time the SSBU Kazuya Kazama DLC is used as an example to show when "Too Much is Just Right." The video is dedicated to over-the-top animations in game, showing how the extra emphasis and action can be an effective means of showing intensity and enhancing the experience.
The video kicks off with the most extreme example of "too much is just right" regarding Kazama in SSBU which involves his roundhouse into Triple Spin Kick that sees his upper and lower body twist in a way that is unrealistic and, in a normal human, would likely break their spine. Sakurai pointed out that this isn't a bug, and cites how that same animation appeared in the original Tekken. He then explains how more exaggerated motions lead to animations looking better, and more moderate ones aren't enough.
Sakurai cited other games when discussing how far fighting game animations have come over the years. He began by discussing Dragon King: The Fighting Game, which eventually became the original Super Smash Bros., and how technical limitations meant arms were connected to the torso and limited to different angles. He also showed an example from Virtua Fighter, which featured Lao performing that same sort of roundhouse kick as Kazama with the same exaggerated movement.
Here is the full Sakurai "Too Much is Just Right" video.
Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games is an ongoing YouTube series from the SSBU, Kirby, and Kid Icarus: Uprising developer. Each entry goes behind the scenes of game development, sharing what Sakurai's learned while creating games over the years. Other recent entries went over things like the Super Smash Bros. beginnings and "Fun Beyond Game Essence."
Super Smash Bros Ultimate is available for the Nintendo Switch, and people can get the Kazuya Kazama DLC for an additional $5.99.
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Siliconera Monday, October 24, 2022 12:30 PM
The life-size statue of the Scopedog from Armored Trooper Votoms is on display with its iconic Red Shoulder at Inagi Pear Park since August 1, 2022. The limited-time color was originally set for display until October 31, 2022. The Inagi City Tourism Bureau has newly announced that it will extend the display through 2022 Christmas Day. People in Japan can still see the special design from Chirico Cuvie's Red Shoulder Battalion until December 28, 2022. [Thanks, Hobby Watch!]
The life-size Scopedog statue from the Votoms series made its first public appearance at the Inagi Pear Park in March 2020. The city of Inagi is best known as the birthplace of Kunio Okawara, the mechanical designer for Votoms and the inaugural Mobile Suit Gundam. While Sunrise is better known for showcasing the life-size statue of RX-78-2 Gundam in Odaiba and Yokohama, it also placed 1/5 scale statues of Amuro Ray's Gundam and Char Aznable's Zaku II in Inagi in 2016.
The Armored Trooper Votoms franchise began when its first TV anime show aired in Japan in 1983. The Real Robot show tells the story of Chirico Cuvie, a soldier who has to survive on his own after his former army pursues him for discovering a secret. The protagonist is also known for piloting a customized version of Scopedog, the 3.8 meters (12.5 feet) tall Armored Trooper.
The series also had multiple OVAs released afterwards, such as The Last Red Shoulder in 1985 and Pailsen Files in 2007. The latest OVA entry, Votoms: Alone Again, appeared in 2011.
Armored Trooper Votoms has also made multiple appearances in the Super Robot Wars crossover game series. The latest title that included the series' storyline is the 2019 Super Robot Wars T. Bandai Namco also added Chirico's Scopedog with a brand-new loadout in an Expansion Pack for the globally-available Super Robot Wars 30 in April 2022.
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Siliconera Monday, October 24, 2022 12:00 PM
There's now a way to celebrate Halloween in Cult of the Lamb, as the Blood Moon Festival event is live. Between October 24, 2022 and November 10, 2022, people can take part in new activities, activate a new ritual, and get new Follower forms. You'll also start seeing Followers you've lost along the way again roaming around the world.
Here's a trailer going over the Cult of the Lamb Blood Moon Festival and its Halloween-themed activities. It takes its time going through the new things people can do in the game. It starts off with a peek at the Lamb performing the Blood Moon Ritual. When performed, you can spend 40 pumpkins to create a Blood Moon for three days. This makes your fallen Followers appear again. When they return, you can send the Lamb around to capture them in their book. You can unlock the Blood Moon Tree during this time. This also means new decorations, like ones that resemble the Dia de Los Muertos sugar skulls. Following that, the three new Follower forms appear.
It isn't uncommon for games with simulation elements to celebrate special occasions. For example, Animal Crossing: New Horizons includes a Halloween event. Cozy Grove also features a Fall Festival at the end of October.
Cult of the Lamb is available for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the Halloween Blood Moon Festival will run until November 10, 2022.
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It's been a long time coming, but Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord finally comes out of Early Access on October 25. This marks the game's official release after a long series of updates and improvements. However, this likely isn't the end on further updates, as TaleWorlds Entertainment seems to have more plans for the future. At the time of writing, a celebration livestream is currently airing on the developer's official Twitch channel. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord entered Early Access back in March 2020, and garnered a fairly strong player base. TaleWorlds Entertainment worked especially hard to provide daily updates and fixes during its first couple of weeks in Early Access. Of course, since it started out as an Early Access title, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord hit a few bumps along the way. From storyline progression issues to technical problems, the game definitely had its rough patches. Then there were more specific problems for long-term fans...
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The Souls-like genre has no shortage of titles attempting to put their own unique spin on the ideas pioneered by FromSoftware, and Steelrising is one of the latest. Developed by Spiders and published by Nacon, Steelrising is an action-RPG set during the French revolution. In it you play as an automaton called Aegis and must fight king Louis XVI's army to save the day. Now, the developer has announced that new DLC is coming to Steelrising next month. The new Steelrising DLC content, called Cagliostro's Secrets, will release on November 10. If players wanted reasons to revisit Steelrising, they'll certainly get them. Cagliostro's Secrets will bring a collection of new weapons, enemies, and side quests to the game. New tools at your disposal Cagliostro's Secrets will include a new level called Hôpital Saint Louis. When it comes to the specifics of this DLC content, it will also bring one new main quest, several new side quests that will let players revisit older areas, a...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, October 24, 2022 2:00 PM
Since its release, Apex Legends remains a popular and full game. The free-to-play battle royale FPS has had numerous new seasons, characters, and maps in the time since that first day, giving players a consistent stream of content to chew on. Now, developer Respawn Entertainment has revealed the latest map that's coming to Apex Legends in Season 15 — Broken Moon. The developer describes Broken Moon as "a terraforming project commissioned by the Cleo Recovery Council, as a result of the catastrophic meteor impact that occurred in 2708." In the lore of Apex Legends, this moon became habitable in 2715 and subsequently became a new location to hold the Apex Games. Respawn says the new Apex Legends map is a similar size to World's Edge. It then goes into detail about the impressive variety of locations players can explore. Zipping in style Without a doubt, the highlight of Broken Moon is the zip rails featured on the map. Respawn claims that using zip rails is a fas...
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The DLC is free for new and existing players until November 1
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