Dec 17, 20:00

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, December 17, 2022 6:11 PM

The Knight Witch deserves more attention than it's getting. It's a Metroidvania shmup in which you fly about, blast enemies with guns, and cast spells from a deck of cards. For all the bang and zip of the combat, it's also deeply cosy, with lush 2D art and sweet character relationships in an underground post-apocalyptic world that's still somehow filled with plants, rustic cabins and cute market stalls. There's a free demo to play now.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, December 17, 2022 5:23 PM

I played hundreds of hours of Minecraft in the years after its original release, but hadn't returned again until recently. It turns out the standalone expansion I needed was a son. He's six years in development and today I introduced him to a private Minecraft multiplayer server for the first time. Exploring, building, and the vibes are all as wonderful as I remember.

Perfect timing: Mojang have just released a series of Minecraft "Soothing Scenes". There are five in total and each one is an hour-long video featuring a recreation of a Minecraft setting, from rainy swamp to cosy fireplace, to help you unwind.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, December 17, 2022 4:55 PM

John Carmack has left his positiion as Chief Technology Officer at Meta, saying that the company "constantly self-sabotage" in their virtual reality efforts and that he has "never been able to kill stupid things before they cause damage". Carmack made the comments in an internal memo which was leaked to Business Insider (subscription required). Carmack says he's now focusing his efforts on his artificial intelligence startup.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, December 17, 2022 4:00 PM

Costume Quest 2 is the current freebie on the Epic Games Store, offered up as part of their 15 days of free games. You've got until 4pm GMT/8am PT tomorrow to add it to your account, after which it's yours to keep forever.

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Twinfinite Saturday, December 17, 2022 4:00 PM
     These quotes show the deeper side of Avatar: The Way of Water.

Twinfinite Saturday, December 17, 2022 3:52 PM
     That's worse. You see how it's worse, right?

Twinfinite Saturday, December 17, 2022 2:08 PM
     The series' author may have just hinted at the series' impending conclusion.

Siliconera Saturday, December 17, 2022 7:30 PM

Arknights Anime Season 2

The animated adaptation of Arknights is getting a continuation and a change in title. Studio Yostar Pictures announced Arknights: Perish in Frost in a video stinger aired during the eighth and final episode of Arknights: Prelude to Dawn. It is unknown if Perish in Frost is formally considered the second season of the Arknights anime.

Arknights: Perish in Frost will continue the anime adaptation of the "Main Theme" story campaign of the Arknights game. The first set of episodes, Prelude to Dawn, adapted the prologue and first three story chapters of the Main Theme.

As in the game, the series is set in the urban fantasy world of Terra. Menaced by disasters, the many races of Terra are also dealing with a plague called "Oripathy" brought on by exposure to Terrans' main fuel source, Originium. The "Infected" who contract Oripathy are treated as pariahs, abused and persecuted. Rhodes Island, led by Amiya, is a hybrid pharmaceutical research company and paramilitary unit that defends Infected rights while seeking a cure for Oripathy. In Prelude to Dawn, Amiya rescues the player character, codenamed "The Doctor" from the city of Chernobog, which is collapsing under the weight of an uprising by the Infected, led by the revolutionary group Reunion.

Arknights: Perish in Frost continues the story of the Chernobog Crisis, as Rhodes Island makes new allies against Reunion, while discovering that allies in common cause can have dark sides as well. The title suggests that Yostar Pictures may adapt at least the next three in-game story chapters. Those chapters cover Rhodes Islands' conflict with Yeti Squadron, a band of Reunion fighters led by the elite FrostNova, whose infection-enhanced abilities give her control over ice and cold.

The voice cast from Prelude to Dawn will continue in their roles for Perish in Frost. Tomoyo Kurosawa will voice Amiya, while Yuki Kaida will voice The Doctor. Kurosawa also voiced Ringo in Soul Hackers 2 and Sothis in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Kaida voiced Kurapika in Hunter x Hunter and Riki in Xenoblade Chronicles.

Arknights: Perish in Frost anime is in production, but does not have a release date. The Arknights game is available on iOS and Android devices.

The post Arknights: Perish in Frost Anime Continues the Story appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, December 17, 2022 4:30 PM

scathach-skadi figure header

Good Smile Company opened up pre-orders of a scale figure of Scathach-Skadi (Caster) from Fate/Grand Order. Pre-orders will close on January 26, 2023. She will cost 26,800 JPY and ship out in February 2024 for Japan. Those in North America will have to pay $186.99 and can expect to see her in April 2024.

The Scathach-Skadi figure is a 1/7 scale one, standing at approximately 300 millimeters in height. She is in her third Ascension, in which she wears a pale lilac dress and has her hair up in a ponytail. Her pose does not appear to draw any inspiration from the game. She wields her wand high in the air, and there are crystals at the base of the figure.

Here are some more pictures of the Fate/Grand Order Scathach-Skadi figure:

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In Fate/Grand Order, Scathach-Skadi as Caster was the Queen of the Scandinavian Lostbelt. Though she has the same appearance as Scathach, her personality is completely different, as she is more Skadi than Scathach. Not only was she the Queen of the second Lostbelt, but she is a goddess as well. In the Summer 2022 event on the Japanese server, a swimsuit version of Scathach-Skadi was in the gacha as an SSR Ruler.

The Fate/Grand Order Scathach-Skadi (Caster) figure will come out in February 2024 for Japan and April 2024 for North America. Fate/Grand Order is readily available on worldwide devices.

The post Fate/Grand Order Scathach-Skadi Figure is Ready For Magic appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, December 17, 2022 3:00 PM

Spirited Away No-Face Sensor Light Lantern Figure is Soothing

There are certain iconic Studio Ghibli characters. Totoro is immediately recognizable, even if someone hasn't seen My Neighbor Totoro. KiKi's Delivery Service's Jiji is familiar, if you know the film. The Soot Sprites (Susuwatari) show up in multiple films. Among these mascots is No-Face, the masked spirit from Spirited Away. It's an innocent, impulsive, easily influenced presence, one who constantly appears throughout the movie. Now, there's a No-Face figure with a sensor light that is equally charming, though best used as a night light.

To start, the Spirited Away No-Face figure isn't as heavy or substantial as other static figures. This is because of its dual-purpose nature as a decoration and functional light. It's a lightweight plastic and stands at just over six inches tall. The lantern is a separate object that is held in place at the end of the character's stick by two magnets. An on-off switch appears on the base. A weighted bottom would have been nice. Especially if you might decide to keep it on a desk, where it might be nudged, rather than a shelf where it won't be touched.

The "motion sensor" noted in the description is in No-Face's mouth. It is quite sensitive! As long as motion is directed within its range, say if you have it next to you on a desk while you are typing a review even if it isn't directly facing you, the lantern's light will glow. It isn't an especially bright light. You won't be able to read by it. Rather, it is better described as a warming glow.

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What I especially liked about it is how there's a certain level of authenticity with the lantern. I wonder if it is because of the magnetic connection and motion sensor combination. I noticed the No-Face lantern figure would flicker sometimes. I'm not sure if this was intentional or not, but it offered a homey appeal. Like this really is the familiar character carrying a lantern with a flame inside.

The magnets are sufficiently strong too. The Spirited Away lantern immediately snapped into place, once I threaded it through the No-Face figure's stick. If knocked over gently onto a desk, it stays in place. However, if it falls from a greater distance or more force is used, that lantern will 100% fly off and possibly get damaged.

In short, the No-Face lantern figure is a pleasant reminder of Spirited Away. It is a soothing sort of presence. I liked to turn it on my nightstand at night while I'd play games on my Switch before bed. It'd be calming enough to provide a little extra brightness, but wouldn't be as jarring as having an actual light on while I played.

The No-Face lantern sensor light figure is available at the Bandai Namco shop. It costs $45. Spirited Away is streaming on HBO Max and can be purchased digitally.

The post Spirited Away No-Face Sensor Light Lantern Figure is Soothing appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, December 17, 2022 1:30 PM

Digimon Con 2023

Digimon fans have something to look forward to coming up. Bandai Namco announced Digimon Con 2023, a special livestream event. The next one will take place early next year, opening on February 12, 2023. The whole event is free to access and will take place on Bandai Japan's official YouTube channel.

As for what to expect at Digimon Con 2023, a variety of fan-oriented activities and presentations are planned. The tentative program for the event includes information about toys and merchandise, exhibition matches in the Digimon Card Game, panels by Digimon anime series staff, live performances, and contest results. New information about games in development will also be on offer.

Here's a summary of the Digimon Con 2023 program. The events are subject to change, and a detailed schedule will be released on February 6, 2023.

  • An update about toys and merch, featuring new info about a collaboration with the Vital Bracelet, an app and fitness tracker. The existing Digimon version of the Vital Bracelet lets you train Digimon through exercise.
  • Digimon Card Game exhibition matches will take place between teams representing the U.S., Japan, and China. There'll be a Japan v. U.S. match and a Japan v. China match.
  • New info about Digimon video games, including some as yet unannounced projects.
  • A panel featuring the casts of Digimon Ghost Game and Digimon Frontier.
  • A live performance by a "special guest".
  • The results of the 2023 Digimon Illustration Competition.

Digimon Con 2023 will happen on February 12, 2023. The latest Digimon game, Digimon Survive, recently surpassed 500,000 copies sold.

The post Digimon Con 2023 Will Take Place in February 2023 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, December 17, 2022 1:30 PM

millennium puzzle

For those who dreamed of completing a Yu-Gi-Oh Millennium Puzzle so that the spirit of a dead Pharaoh can possess you every time you want to play a game with your friends, there is a toy for that. Bandai Spirits opened up pre-orders for a Millennium Puzzle Complete Edition toy in Japan. You can purchase it for 8,800 JPY, which is around $63.80. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

Once you put in the final puzzle piece, the puzzle will glow and music will start to play. This is a recreation of how the puzzle reacted in the Yu-Gi-Oh: Duel Monsters anime adaptation when Yugi finished the puzzle. The light uses LED, and there are some gaps in the puzzle (made from ABS) to let the glow through. The music that you can listen to are "Voice" (which was the first Japanese opening of Duel Monsters), "Yugi," and "Passionate Duelist." "Passionate Duelist" should be a familiar track for anyone who watched the Japanese version of Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters.

After you finish putting together the Millennium Puzzle, you can wear it around your neck just like Yugi. It will come with a leather cord for that purpose. You can also just display it, and the puzzle will come with a stand for that purpose.

You can pre-order it from Premium Bandai, AmiAmi, and the Kaiba Corporation Store. Some of these stores do not ship internationally, in which case overseas customers will need to use a proxy service. As of the time of writing, the Millennium Puzzle is not on the global AmiAmi site, and Premium Bandai only offers domestic shipping.

The Yu-Gi-Oh: Duel Monsters Millennium Puzzle is open for pre-order until March 9, 2023. It will ship out in July 2023.

The post Yu-Gi-Oh Millennium Puzzle Complete Edition Can Play Music appeared first on Siliconera.

Dec 17, 12:00

Kotaku Saturday, December 17, 2022 9:30 AM

For most players, Pokémon games are a pretty straightforward affair of attacking enemies' weaknesses and scoring that sweet one-shot. But Pokémon can become incredibly overwhelming once you start playing competitively. What's an IV? What's an EV, if not the cute brown fox who can evolve into a bunch of other, more…


PCGamesN Saturday, December 17, 2022 11:10 AM
     Overwatch 2 World Cup to return in 2023, Blizzard announces

Overwatch 2 will see the return of the Overwatch World Cup in 2023, Blizzard announces. The major international competition for the FPS game has been absent for the past three years, with Overwatch League pros carrying the card for the esports scene. Now, as football fans worldwide prepare for the FIFA World Cup Final between Argentina and France, Overwatch 2 is preparing to bring together 36 national teams to compete for its trophy.

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PCGamesN Saturday, December 17, 2022 9:57 AM
     Skyrim mod adds teleportation and Starfield lore to Bethesda RPG

A new Skyrim mod from the same developer behind a project that introduced lore and gadgets from Starfield to the Bethesda RPG has done the same again, except this time a new mod for the RPG game has overhauled how you engage with the main quest and done so with a distinct Starfield sheen to it.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Skyrim mods, Play Skyrim, Games like Skyrim

PCGamesN Saturday, December 17, 2022 9:57 AM
     Ark update adds new story and Winter Wonderland event to survival game

There's an Ark update arriving for the dinosaur survival game, and it adds expanded story content with cinematics for each Ark map along with additional voice overs for existing content, with Dr Who actor David Tennant among the cast lending their voices to the game's various dossiers and encounters. The Ark Winter Wonderland event is also here, with plenty of opportunities to grab presents and chibis in between taming Ark dinosaurs.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Ark dinosaurs taming guide, Ark mods, Ark console commands

PCGamesN Saturday, December 17, 2022 7:41 AM
     Diablo 3 event celebrates holiday season to ease Diablo 4 beta wait

We probably won't see a public Diablo 4 beta date before Christmas, but you can celebrate the holiday season in a Diablo 3 event that offers a bunch of helpful resources and a collection of free cosmetic transmogs and pets. The fantasy game has unveiled a Diablo 3 Hellish Holiday event that sees winter arrive in Sanctuary alongside a bunch of troublesome Hell's helpers, who have stolen all the presents for their own nefarious deeds.

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PCGamesN Saturday, December 17, 2022 7:24 AM
     Warzone 2 fixes pile in as Call of Duty devs improve communication

With the battle royale game genre feeling so crowded, Warzone 2 has been finding it somewhat challenging to fit in despite being so popular, as many players continue to highlight the plethora of issues faced by the shooter. That said, recent developments and promised improvements with Warzone 2's meta and a series of updates appear to be turning many players around, as Infinity Ward and Raven Software take a lot of action to improve the game and listen to player feedback.

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PCGamesN Saturday, December 17, 2022 6:26 AM
     WoW Dragonflight patch 10.0.5 brings big transmog buffs, class tuning

The WoW Dragonflight patch 10.0.5 PTR notes are here, giving us a look at what to expect from the next major update for World of Warcraft as its latest expansion reaffirms its place as one of the best MMORPGs on PC. The patch notes feature a lot of class buffs and nerfs following on from recent WoW Dragonflight class tuning, with Druid and Priest seeing some of the most sweeping overhauls, but perhaps the most exciting pieces of news are a new trading post and a raft of changes to make WoW transmog even better.

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PCGamesN Saturday, December 17, 2022 6:02 AM
     Steam Christmas sale date set as Valve doubles up Steam Deck giveaways

The holiday season is upon us, which means the Steam Christmas sale is almost here, and Valve has highlighted how some of the year's biggest games will go on sale soon, all while surprising us with the announcement of more The Game Awards Steam Deck giveaways. If you weren't feeling festive before, surely the prospect of some almost free games will get you in the mood.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, December 17, 2022 8:00 AM

For day 17 of the RPS Advent Calendar this year, you're feeling the need - the need for speed. There's a beautiful load of levels to leap through out there, and if you can take out all the enemies in your way then so much the better.

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Twinfinite Saturday, December 17, 2022 11:00 AM
     Only James Cameron is allowed to outdo James Cameron.

Siliconera Saturday, December 17, 2022 10:30 AM

Naruto global character poll

The Naruto and Boruto stage presentation at the ongoing Jump Festa 2023 event revealed a big announcement for the Naruto fan base: a popularity contest. A new global Naruto character poll will take in votes from across the world. The twist is that the results of the poll will inspire a new work of manga from series creator Masashi Kishimoto.

The formal name of the Naruto global character poll is "NARUTOP99," and the official voting site is accessible at this link. Though character popularity polls are a common sight in manga, this is the first worldwide poll done for Naruto.

Check out a trailer for the contest below.

The Naruto global character poll voting is open now, and participants can vote once a day for any character they wish. The selection is extremely broad: Virtually every named character that has ever appeared in the Naruto manga is eligible for nomination, for a total of 488 candidates. There don't seem to be any characters from Boruto's generation, though. Participants can vote once a day, as well. This suggests that the organizers intend to gather "points" for each character to help weight a ranking order when the tallies are in.

When the voting ends on December 31, 2022, Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto will create a short one-shot manga chapter following the winner of the Naruto global character poll.

Naruto is published in English by Viz Media, and is readable in Shonen Jump. Its sequel, Boruto, is ongoing. A special gallery opened in Japan to celebrate the anime's 20th anniversary.

The post Naruto Global Character Popularity Poll Results Will Inspire New Manga appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, December 17, 2022 10:00 AM

Spy x Family Loid, Yor, and Anya Look Up and Petit Rama Figures Teased

At Jump Festa 2023, Megahouse didn't just announce new Bleach figures. It also showed items from another anime series. More Spy x Family Loid, Yor, and Anya Forger Look Up and Petit Rama figures are on the way.

There's already one Anya Look Up figure. It debuted back in October 2022. A second one, referred to a "Special" version, will show up in the next batch. Art wasn't shown of it or the other upcoming Spy x Family Look Up figures of Loid or Yor, and the teaser picture only showed the existing Anya one in a holiday stocking.

The Petit Rama series is a collection of diorama scenes brought to life. For the Spy x Family figures, moments from the anime and manga appear. One involves the moment in which Anya runs up to Loid and hugs his leg after her "father" saved her from a dangerous situation and is considering sending her away. Another shows Yor in the middle of a high kick. The second figure is just of Anya. Finally, there's an angry Damian Desmond one.

Jump Festa 2023 runs until December 18, 2022.

The post Spy x Family Loid, Yor, and Anya Look Up and Petit Rama Figures Teased appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, December 17, 2022 9:30 AM

Sasuke's adventures as an adult will appear in animated form after all. Naruto: Sasuke's Story (aka Sasuke Retsuden) will be adapted as part of the ongoing Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime series.

An announcement at Jump Festa 2023 revealed that in January 2023, the Boruto anime series will enter the Sasuke's Story arc. The story details Sasuke's adventures as a traveling agent of Konoha Village. Far from the Land of Fire, he infiltrates an observatory. With Sakura's help, he begins an undercover investigation, hiding his identity as a ninja and uncovering a secret conspiracy that threatens global balance.

The arc first appeared in 2019 in novel form as Naruto: Sasuke's Story - The Uchiha and the Heavenly Stardust. It was written by Jun Esaka, and received a manga adaptation from Shingo Kimura.

Check out a poster promoting the arc.

The Boruto anime arc will also be accompanied by a new opening and ending theme song. Bands Asian Kung-Fu Generation and Humbreaders will perform the opening and ending, respectively. Asian Kung-Fu Generation performed the 2nd opening theme of the Naruto anime, "Haruka Kanata".

Following that arc, the next arc in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations will be the "Code" arc, which is the current arc in the manga. The arc concerns Code, an Inner from Kara. It also involves characters like Ada.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations airs on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and on Adult Swim's Toonami block. The Sasuke's Story arc will be adapted in the anime by January 2023, while the manga edition is accessible via Viz Media's Shonen Jump service and Shueisha's Manga Plus service.

The post Naruto: Sasuke's Story Will Appear in Boruto Anime appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, December 17, 2022 9:00 AM

Final Fantasy music boxes

Square Enix announced a new batch of Final Fantasy music boxes, containing songs from Final Fantasy VIII, IX, X, XIII, and XV. Along with this new line, a series of previously released entries in the series will receive new units as well. Each box is available now for pre-order from the Square Enix e-Store in Japan for 2,200 yen (approximately $16). The expected release date of all items is April 29, 2023.

The new batch consists of six music boxes. Each one plays the following songs.

  • "Love Grows" from Final Fantasy VIII
  • "Melodies of Life" from Final Fantasy IX.
  • "The Promise" from Final Fantasy XIII.
  • "Suteki da ne" from Final Fantasy X.
  • "Valse di Fantastica" from Final Fantasy XV.
  • "To Zanarkand" from Final Fantasy X.

Square Enix is bringing back another six previously released Final Fantasy music boxes. Here is the selection of returning songs:

  • "Aerith's Theme" from Final Fantasy VII Remake.
  • "Main Theme" from Final Fantasy VII Remake.
  • "On Our Way" from Final Fantasy VII Remake.
  • "Opening Theme" from Final Fantasy.
  • "Searching for Friends" from Final Fantasy VI.
  • "Tifa's Theme" from Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Square Enix originally released select music boxes for Final Fantasy VII Remake's release back in July 2020. They also sell a selection of music boxes from other Square Enix series like NieR.

The post New Final Fantasy Music Boxes Available for Pre-Order appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, December 17, 2022 8:30 AM

Bleach SH Figuarts, Mega Cat and Look Up Figures Announced a

An array of Bleach figures appeared at Jump Festa 2023, with Megahouse revealing Look Up and Mega Cat Project additions and Tamashii Nations showing off the promised SH Figuarts one. Each one is in a different stage of production. Also, lead Ichigo Kurosaki appears in each situation.

First, Bandai's SH Figuarts of Ichigo as seen in Bleach Thousand Year Blood War will appear first. This showcases him in his latest outfit. Its subtitle notes it is the Bankai: Tensa Zangetsu version. As it is a painted prototype, it appears furthest along in development.

Next is Megahouse's Bleach Look Up figures. Ichigo and Byakuya Kuchiki will join this collection. These are unpainted prototypes in the development process.

Finally, Megahouse showed imagery of the Bleach Nyan Mega Cat Project announcement. No prototypes appeared. However, the official art showed cat versions of Ichigo, Orihime Inoue, and Uryu Ishida.

Jump Festa 2023 runs until December 18, 2022. Release windows weren't offered for any of these figures. However, the SH Figuarts, Mega Cat Project, and Look Up lines all appear outside Japan.

The post Bleach SH Figuarts, Mega Cat and Look Up Figures Announced appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, December 17, 2022 7:30 AM

Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2

The next season of Jujutsu Kaisen is coming midway through next year. A new trailer for Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 launched at the ongoing Jump Festa 2023 event on December 17, 2022. The preview revealed that the season will begin broadcasting in July 2023, the typical summer anime seasonal block. Japanese broadcast networks MBS and TBS will air the series in Japan for two "cours" (programming blocks that cover roughly three months of episodes each). People can expect a run of between 22-26 episodes, depending on cour length.

The new trailer shows off art from the season. Check it out below.

The subtitle beneath the Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 logo confirms officially, that the season will adapt the "Kaigyoku," "Gyokusetsu", and "Shibuya Incident" story arcs. As seen in the pages of Gege Akutami's original Jujutsu Kaisen manga, Kaigyoku and Gyokusetsu are jointly referred to as the "Gojo's Past" arc or the "Hidden Inventory/Premature Death" arc. They dig into the events of Gojo's life as a second year student at Jujutsu High, when he cooperated with Suguru Geto to escort the Star Plasma Vessel. Earlier releases of poster art from the season effectively confirmed this by showing off Gojo's appearance circa-2006.

Meanwhile, the Shibuya Incident story arc is the direct continuation of events from the first season, taking place in the series' present. The main cast is forced to battle against an alliance of cursed spirits and curse users, aiming to defend Gojo from being sealed.

Season 2 of Jujutsu Kaisen premieres in July 2023 in Japan. International release plans have not yet been announced.

The post Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Trailer Reveals July 2023 Release appeared first on Siliconera.

Gamer Empire Saturday, December 17, 2022 10:06 AM
     Mobile gaming has grown exponentially since the release of smartphones worldwide, with some mobile games boasting millions of daily active players. While mobile games are […]

Dec 17, 06:00

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, December 17, 2022 4:00 AM

While some of my pals (and colleagues!) are now off for Christmas, the gits, we're still officially here next week. Down a few people, sure, but doubtless filled with enough festivity to compensate. By Jove, I'll stuff everyone full of festivity. But first, what are you playing this weekend? Here's what we're clicking on!

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Twinfinite Saturday, December 17, 2022 1:24 AM
     Breath of the Wild definitely allows for plenty of experimenting.

Gamer Empire Saturday, December 17, 2022 4:58 AM
     Blizzard Entertainment is releasing the Diablo IV Limited Collector's Box to celebrate the Diablo IV launch date announcement of June 6, 2023. The collector's box […]

Gamer Empire Saturday, December 17, 2022 4:37 AM
     Roblox stock fell 15.7% on Thursday after it released its November Key Metrics report. Roblox estimated bookings (revenue) were $222 million and $225 million for […]

Dec 17, 00:00

GamersHeroes Friday, December 16, 2022 7:32 PM

Learn more about the musical combat of Modus Games' God of Rock with the latest trailer for the game.

The post God of Rock Gameplay Overview Trailer Released appeared first on GamersHeroes.

PCGamesN Friday, December 16, 2022 7:12 PM
     Destiny 2 Iron Banner will soon feature the Cabal

The first Destiny 2 Iron Banner of season 19 will begin on January 3 2023, and it looks to introduce a new game mode that pits Guardians against fellow Guardians, with further challenges from Empress Caiatl and her forces.

Bungie teased the new game mode, Fortress, in a previous post in the company's ongoing This Week at Bungie (TWAB) series. At that time, Bungie explained the mode would be similar to Control but with a twist. The FPS game's Control mode involves team efforts to capture and control three zones throughout various maps while defeating enemy Guardians throughout the activity. Securing all three zones at once grants significant point bonuses for every kill.

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PCGamesN Friday, December 16, 2022 5:30 PM
     GTA 5 mod fully rebuilds Rockstar sandbox game's old wanted system

A new GTA 5 mod overhauls the police response and wanted systems in Rockstar's stalwart sandbox game, tweaking how the police will respond, what types of units they will send, and how they react to different threats and crimes, all the more reason to return to Los Santos following the latest GTA Online update, and as we wait for the GTA 6 release date.


Twinfinite Friday, December 16, 2022 7:25 PM
     Donald Glover is working on a Spider-Man movie, but not anything close to what you may think it's about.

Twinfinite Friday, December 16, 2022 7:00 PM
     Do you even Gwent?

Twinfinite Friday, December 16, 2022 6:00 PM
     From a journey west to a date with Ragnarok, these are the best adventures in gaming.

Siliconera Friday, December 16, 2022 10:00 PM

sand land anime

Bandai Namco Entertainment released a trailer for the newly announced Sand Land anime, which will come out some time in 2023. It is based on the Akira Toriyama manga from 2000 and it will be a collaboration between Sunrise, Kamikaze Douga, and Anima. News of this first came out in early December 2022.

At the time of the initial announcement, we only knew which studios would be involved in the project. However, we did not get anything too concrete beyond that. Though there was a teaser trailer, it only used an animated still from the manga. This trailer is our first look at how the Sand Land anime will look like when it debuts.

You can watch the Sand Land trailer here:

It will be a "visual adaptation," which implies that it will be a series. As well, Bandai Namco expressed interest in a "full IP" for Sand Land, so there might be more content about it in the future. Since it's Bandai Namco, there might be a Sand Land game in the future.

Sand Land follows the story of Beelzebub, who is a young demon, in his search for water. Since they live in a desert world suffering from a drought, water is more precious a commodity than gold. He and the sheriff Rao journey through the land in order to find the Phantom Lake.

The Sand Land anime will come out in 2023.

The post Sand Land Anime Trailer Shows Desert Journey appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, December 16, 2022 7:00 PM

The Fire Emblem Engage pre-order bonus at GameStop is a set of tarot cards inspired by the game, but it isn't a full deck.

GameStop revealed its Fire Emblem Engage pre-order bonus. People who place an order ahead of launch will get a themed tarot card deck. It will feature characters from the game on each card. People will get it when their copy of the game arrives.

This GameStop Fire Emblem Engage tarot card pre-order bonus will not give people a full deck. They will only get 12 cards total. That number matches the number of Emblem Rings in the game. A normal tarot deck has 78 cards, with 22 being from the major arcana and 56 being the minor arcana ones.

The announcement showed a picture of four cards, as well as showed the back of them. In front is the Marth card. Marth appeared in the original Fire Emblem. Directly behind him are ones for three others. It is unclear who the first person might be. The second is Byleth from Three Houses. The third is Ike from Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.

Here is the tweet showing off the announcement.

Fire Emblem Engage will come to the Nintendo Switch on January 20, 2023.

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Siliconera Friday, December 16, 2022 6:00 PM

Persona 4 Golden PC Update Adds Social Link Album, Quick Save

People with the PC version of Persona 4 Golden on Steam will soon be able to access new features. Atlus announced it will bring the existing game up to par with the new console ports appearing in January 2023. The update will even arrive on the same day as the new ports: January 19, 2023. Among the new features will be the option to relive past Social Link conversations you've already seen in Persona 4.

First, there's a general update to the game. People will need a 64-bit version of Windows to play. Existing save files from the 32-bit version will still work. However, after the patch arrives, that update will not be available.

More languages will also be available. Right now, someone can play the JRPG on a PC in four languages. English, Japanese, Korean, and Traditional Chinese are there. (Only English and Japanese voice acting is present.) After the update, people can also play it in French, German, Italian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.

Finally, the two new features will appear. The Album can be accessed when the hero is in his room. When someone sits on the sofa, they will have the option to revisit already unlocked Persona 4 Golden Social Link conversations. There will also be suspend saves. When someone uses a Quick Save, they can immediately return to that exact point. Previously, you could only save at places like the calendar in the house's living room or before heading into a dungeon.

Persona 4 Golden is immediately available on the PC via Steam. Its major update will arrive on January 19, 2023. That is also when the game will make its Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X debut.

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Siliconera Friday, December 16, 2022 5:00 PM

Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Goat Plush Comes with Premium Edition

A new Story of Seasons game means a special edition with a plush toy. Xseed Games confirmed this would be happening with the next release. The Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Premium Edition will come with a plush goat. In addition to the official Xseed store, other outlets will sell it. It will be $59.99, $10 more than the standard edition with no plush.

Here is a closer look at the goat plush, alongside a copy of Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life for scale. It is 3.5 inches tall, meaning it is the same size as the other "pocket plush" stuffed animals included with special editions of these games. In addition to it, a cloth poster with Igusa Matsuyama art will also be included in this edition's box.
Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Goat Plush Comes with Premium Edition

All of the other recent Story of Seasons Xseed releases also came with plush toys. For example, Friends of Mineral Town came with Hanako the pink strawberry cow. Pioneers of Olive Town's bonus was a Buffy the Buffalo stuffed animal. Back when Trio Of Towns, it included a capybara.

Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life will come to the Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC in Summer 2023. The premium edition with a goat plush will be available at launch.

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