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Kotaku Wednesday, January 11, 2023 3:25 PM

In a new financially-focused press release, Ubisoft has confirmed that it has canceled three more unannounced games, meaning that since July 2022 the publisher has now canned at least seven different video games. It's more bad news for the publisher, who also confirmed that recent games like Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of


Kotaku Wednesday, January 11, 2023 3:05 PM

Today, Microsoft announced a bunch of energy-saving updates coming to the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. Naturally, these updates came packaged with the humble brag that Xbox is the first carbon-aware console.


Kotaku Wednesday, January 11, 2023 2:50 PM

Ubisoft held an emergency call with investors on Wednesday to reveal that the company's 2022 sales had fallen well below expectations and that it would be taking drastic measures going forward, including cancelling three more unannounced games, delaying Skull and Bones a few months yet again, and cutting roughly $215…


Kotaku Wednesday, January 11, 2023 2:01 PM

Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider has everything you'd want from an indie tribute to 16-bit action platformers: there's detailed industrial pixel art, crunchy death animations, and plenty of spike pits. It's brief but explosive, and would be right at home in any '90s arcade cabinet hidden in the back corner of the pizza…


Kotaku Wednesday, January 11, 2023 1:12 PM

If you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you're in for a pretty sweet time starting on January 17. And if you're not, the first catalog update for 2023 is tough to say no to. The latest injection of games to Sony's subscription service features some undead co-op slaying, Super Saiyan shenanigans, a couple of classic…


Kotaku Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:35 PM

After rumors circulated earlier this week, Microsoft confirmed a Nintendo-style Developer_Direct will take place featuring Bethesda and Xbox. The presentation, planned for January 25 at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET, will focus on upcoming Xbox games like Forza Motorsport, Minecraft Legends, and Redfall, as well as new…


Kotaku Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:05 PM

Last year I described Call of Duty: Warzone's newest Tarkov-inspired mode, DMZ, as capable of "emergent moments of thrilling FPS gameplay—the kind I'd expect from a [...] single-player campaign, but without any of the narrative wrapping." Now a TikTok video doing the rounds is demonstrating this very feeling: DMZ and…


Kotaku Wednesday, January 11, 2023 11:48 AM

A new year means a new League of Legends season. And for the past few years, this has also meant a big, cinematic trailer to announce the new season. However, this time the trailer for League of Legends' next season was pretty dang boring and underwhelming, especially when compared to last year's. In fact, the…


Kotaku Wednesday, January 11, 2023 11:35 AM

All of us have seen our fair share of hilarious, disturbing, and surreal advertisements for mobile games. It seems almost impossible to avoid them while you're watching gaming videos on TikTok or scrolling through your Twitter feed.


Kotaku Wednesday, January 11, 2023 10:20 AM

From start to finish, High on Life is a riot of a time. The game's unique, wise-cracking guns, fun platforming, and Rick and Morty-esque humor combine for about 16 hours of gaming time well spent. That said, once the campaign wraps up and you've explored some of the hidden areas, there isn't a whole lot else to do.


Kotaku Wednesday, January 11, 2023 10:00 AM

Nintendo hardware has long leaned into the weirdest ends of gaming. In turn, accessories for the company's peculiar consoles have gone even further into the realms of the downright peculiar. With the announcement of the fantastic-looking Nyxi GameCube controller for the Nintendo Switch, recreating one of our favorite…


PCGamesN Wednesday, January 11, 2023 3:54 PM
     A new MechWarrior single-player game is in development

If stomping around in giant BattleTech mechs is your idea of a good time, there's good news: a new MechWarrior game is in the works at Piranha Games, the studio behind 2019's chonky robot game, and it'll be a "standalone" entry that maintains the single-player, co-op focus of Mercenaries.

PCGamesN Wednesday, January 11, 2023 1:38 PM
     Marvel Snap pool 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 cards – every new and upcoming card

Want to know what cards are inside every Marvel Snap pool? Cards in Marvel Snap are divided into series, though the community prefers to use the term pools. Players unlock cards by reaching higher tiers on the collection level track, though the cards you unlock are randomised within that pool.

If you desperately need one specific card to create one of the best Marvel Snap decks, you can either cross your fingers every time you unlock a new mystery card or collector's cache, or save up collector's tokens and pay close attention to the rotating stock in the shop. Our guide breaks down what cards are featured in each pool to help you keep track of what cards you may unlock next.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, January 11, 2023 1:34 PM
     Next Marvel Snap season release date, cards, locations, and theme

If you're looking for the next Marvel Snap season release date, we've got you covered. Each month, a new Marvel Snap season begins, and with a new season comes new cards, a unique theme, and a host of new locations. January's Marvel Snap theme is the Savage Lands; which introduced Zabu and refocused the meta on reducing four-cost cards.

What is February's Marvel Snap season release date, and who can we expect to see front and centre in the battle pass? Knowing the upcoming meta can help turn the tides early for you when new cards are added to the pool, as you'll already have a pre-built deck ready to go in one of the best PC games this year. Crafting the best Marvel Snap decks for a given season also requires some knowledge of what locations you're likely to see, with certain styles of play being more suited to a specific location set.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, January 11, 2023 1:22 PM
     Destiny 2 Strand subclasses for Warlocks and Titans get new names

The Destiny 2 Strand subclasses for Warlocks and Titans have new names, according to an update on Bungie's official Lightfall marketing page. Strand Warlocks, formerly known as Architects, will now be called Broodwatchers. Strand Titans, previously known as Tyrants, will be known as Berserkers. The Hunter Strand subclass name didn't appear to receive a change, so the subclass will likely retain the Threadrunner name.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, January 11, 2023 1:19 PM
     Terraria item loadouts are a huge boon with one big caveat

Terraria item loadouts have been a long time coming, and their inclusion in the Terraria 1.4.4 update Labor of Love is a very welcome addition to one of the best sandbox games on PC. The change gives players the ability to save three gear sets simultaneously, meaning you can easily swap armour and accessories on the fly without the need to manually swap everything out. However, it's created one slightly awkward drawback, which fans are eager to see Re-Logic implement a fix for.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, January 11, 2023 1:05 PM
     Skull and Bones delayed again by Ubisoft, now coming

Skull and Bones, the long-awaited open-world game, that aims to build on the pirating genre of Assassin's Creed Black Flag and Microsoft's Sea of Thieves has once again been delayed until "early 2023-24," as developer Ubisoft announces plans to launch a beta phase, postponing the Skull and Bones release date.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, January 11, 2023 1:04 PM
     Best Marvel Snap Death deck

The best Marvel Snap Death deck is a hot topic right now, because Death is one of the most powerful cards in the game assuming you can reduce her cost enough to allow her to be played. Death costs nine energy by default, which is too expensive on the face of it since a standard game only goes up to turn six, but her effect is that she costs one less per card destroyed. So, short of Lamentis-1 occurring in every match, how do you take advantage of Death and destroy effects?

It's actually a fairly simple and common archetype in the card game, provided you're lucky enough to pull Death in pool three or buy her from the token shop. There are plenty of cards that synergise with the destroy mechanic in-game - Carnage, Deathlok, and Killmonger come to mind - and plenty of others that can support Death, making her one of the best Marvel Snap decks overall. Here's the best Death deck list and some tips for playing it.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:47 PM
     The best sandbox games on PC 2023

The best sandbox games are difficult to nail down, as the sandbox style is spread across countless genres with disparate mechanics and settings. But all sandboxes share a common trait: freedom. Whether it's creating a whole world or building up a gang of criminals across a city, sandbox games leave most of the agency up to the player. They are universes to be experienced at a pace not dictated by developers.

Some of the best PC games of all time are those which allow total player freedom, but there needs to be a bit of clarity when looking at what makes a great sandbox game. They have, since the days of Elite and Ultima, referred to open-world games filled with choice and diversions. But revisionist history would describe them as "games like Minecraft". For the purposes of this exploration of the best of the bunch, we're taking a look at them all. We support sandbox egalitarianism. So, from the mean streets of Los Santos through the ruthless missions of Agent 47 and the stunning expanse of Eve's universe, these are the very best sandbox games on PC.


PCGamesN Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:27 PM
     How long is Hogwarts Legacy?

How long is Hogwarts Legacy? A large chunk of the wizarding world is open to you once Hogwarts Legacy releases this February, but how many hours does it take to finish off the school year? If being on time and passing your classes isn't enough, you'll have all manner of fantastic beasts and goblin uprisings to deal with.

It's always tough to pin down just how long it will take someone to beat an open world game. What does finishing such an open experience look like in one of the best PC games; is it just completing the main story, or can you only close the Hogwarts Legacy book when every single loose end has been tied up? The answer will be different for everyone, but all we can do right now is speculate on how long it will take to beat Hogwarts Legacy.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:15 PM
     When does Hogwarts Legacy take place?

When does Hogwarts Legacy take place? The latest Harry Potter universe game is set in the distant past, long before the scarred boy set foot in Hogwarts' hallowed halls and even before the Fantastic Beasts films. To put this into context, Dumbledore is a mere child in the events of this game, so it's as if we're stepping into a brand-new world.

With its rather early timeframe, it's also improbable that the open-world game will have either Harry Potter or Hagrid as Hogwarts Legacy characters you can interact with. However, since the ghosts have been on campus since forever, it's highly probable that you'll at least bump into Nearly Headless Nick from time to time. Either way, Portkey Games has confirmed in what year Hogwarts Legacy takes place, so let's dive a bit more into the story setting.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:45 PM
     Hogwarts Legacy cast and voice actors

The Hogwarts Legacy cast includes some big names in acting, and so there'll no doubt be a few professors, students, or even dark wizards whose voices you'll recognise as you're exploring the wizarding world.

The most well-known voice so far is Simon Pegg, who is appearing in one of the biggest upcoming PC games of 2023 as headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black. Pegg is joined by an already exciting list of names, as even more Hogwarts Legacy characters have been announced with them, such as a Weasley Professor, and more students with which you can befriend as you go exploring the massive open-world Hogwarts Legacy map for Floo Flames locations and other magical mechanics.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, January 11, 2023 11:37 AM
     AMD's Ryzen 7000X3D could be your date this Valentine's day

The upcoming AMD Ryzen 7000X3D gaming CPU lineup now has a release date, and it'll romantically arrive just in time for Valentine's Day. The Zen 4 newcomers aim to woo PC enthusiasts with 3D V-Cache and a lower TDP than existing 7000X chips, but we're still waiting on an official price.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, January 11, 2023 11:29 AM
     Hogwarts Legacy's surprise Simon Pegg character

The Harry Potter film series has been no stranger to either making actors famous or casting incredibly well-known actors in its roles, and this now appears to extend to the upcoming Hogwarts Legacy RPG game. None other than famed British actor Simon Pegg has been revealed as one of the Hogwarts Legacy characters in the game, as the Hot Fuzz, Mission Impossible, and Star Trek actor lends his talents to the wizarding world.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, January 11, 2023 11:17 AM
     The Sims 4 infant update heads EA's family-led 2023 teaser

EA gives us a fresh tease of its The Sims 4 infant update in a new video showing a sneak peek at what players of the most well-known life game on PC can expect in the coming months. The brief glimpse already has fans in a frenzy dissecting what each aspect of the teaser could indicate, with a suggestion of a potential new world as EA promises "one big update, two unique kits, and one expansion pack."

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PCGamesN Wednesday, January 11, 2023 10:59 AM
     Sneak Energy voucher code gets you 15% off gamer drink

Sneak Energy doesn't often run discounts on their popular energy drink, so when they do, you'll want to make sure you don't miss out on the rare offer. Throughout January, you can grab 15% off Sneak orders over $70 USD or £70 GBP when you use the code listed below.

PCGamesN Wednesday, January 11, 2023 10:55 AM
     Starfield showcase gives Bethesda's next game a standalone

While we all await the Starfield release date we're ging to get another sizable look at the game, as Microsoft and Xbox have revealed that the Bethesda RPG game will in fact be getting its own presentation at some point soon. This is sure to surprise and delight many of us waiting for any scrap of information about the game, as Bethesda has been mostly quiet since the new IP was announced.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, January 11, 2023 10:51 AM
     Xbox showcase announced for upcoming PC games

An Xbox showcase of upcoming PC games will air later this month, with new details on games like Redfall, Minecraft Legends, Forza Motorsport, and more, Microsoft has announced. The Developer_Direct livestream is slated for January 25, and it'll feature developers from Bethesda, Arkane, Mojang, and Turn 10 Studios discussing features they're working on for the upcoming games.

PCGamesN Wednesday, January 11, 2023 10:37 AM
     Overwatch 2 season 3 release date, new map, and events

Believe it or not, the Overwatch 2 season 3 release date is rapidly approaching. It might seem like only a hop, skip, and a jump since season 2 kicked off at the beginning of December, but a new year means a new season, and more content to go with it.

As the Overwatch 2 Battle for Olympus event rages on, we've begun to turn our sights to the near future and what we can expect from one of the best PC games in recent years. Blizzard's initial launch roadmap tails off after Overwatch 2 season 2, so we have slightly less to go on in terms of new heroes, maps, and events. That said, here's everything we know that's confirmed for Overwatch 2 season 3 so far, with a dash of speculation for luck.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, January 11, 2023 10:02 AM
     Steam Deck fans are fearful about Dead Space compatibility

Concerns seem to be brewing in the Steam Deck community over Dead Space compatibility on the Valve handheld PC. With Striking Distance's spiritual successor The Callisto Protocol labelled as "playable" for the mobile system, a lot of people will be wondering whether the Deck can match the horror game remake's requirements.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, January 11, 2023 10:42 AM
     Overwatch 2 Kiriko bug drags her out of action mid-fight

An Overwatch 2 Kiriko bug is leaving the newest support hero all over the place, literally, as an interaction with Echo pulls her away from fights at crucial moments in the Blizzard FPS game. As Overwatch 2 season 2 rolls on, players are experimenting with new hero combinations to find ways to get a leg up on the competition, and an interaction with Echo has exacerbated an existing glitch by affecting players mid-fight.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, January 11, 2023 3:34 PM

The sea is harsh, but game development can be harsher. Ubisoft's pirate 'em up Skull and Bones has been delayed yet again, despite already having being delayed for the fifth time last September. It was due for March, but this latest delay pushes it back to "early" in the financial year 2023-24, which begins in July.

At least it's (sea)faring better than three other unannounced Ubisoft games, which have been cancelled thanks to Ubisoft's general underperforming sails. Sorry, sales.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, January 11, 2023 2:04 PM

Marvel Snap is excellent, and when you first start playing it chucks new cards at you faster than a confused magician. That slows down once you've got a few hours under your utility belt, but developers Second Dinner have some changes in the works that should make rarer cards easier to snag. If you're saving up for a particular card from the Token Shop, it's worth checking whether it's one of 9 cards that are about to get cheaper.

The first "Series Drop" is due to land in an update on January 31st, which will also add a mode that lets you battle your buds.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, January 11, 2023 1:22 PM

Last time, you narrowly decided—52% against 48%—that giant swords are better than calling found phone numbers. I might often agree with you, but today I find myself a little salty. Think of the immersive sims, reader dear! But fine, let's mark the result down and move on. This week, it's a choice between cleverness and emptyheadedness. What's better: programmable party members, or optional grinding?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:00 PM

There are few games I think about as often as Katana Zero. You know when something wriggles its way into your brain and sort of just stays there? Considering it's been three years since Katana Zero launched, I guess it's gotten to the point where its toothbrush is next to mine. It's not even for the reasons you might expect, either. Yes, its side-scrolling action is so buttery smooth it should come with a cholesterol warning. Its soundtrack is sublime. It looks gorgeous. But for me, the chewiest bit is the story.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, January 11, 2023 11:56 AM

The rumours were true: Microsoft will indeed be showing off Arkane's co-op zombie shooter Redfall on January 25th, while saving Starfield for a presentation all of its own at a later date.

All the other details were spot on, too. The show's called Developer_Direct, and will also include a peek at new regions in The Elder Scrolls Online, along with fresh footage from Forza Motorsport and Minecraft Legends.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, January 11, 2023 11:05 AM

Space is fine, but it could do with more disco. The Wild Gentlemen agree, so they're making RetroSpace, a colourful yet horror-filled immersive sim set on a city-sized, time-hopping spaceship from the 60's. It's got creepy bug men, creepier flower ladies, and drugs that can turn you into "a tentacle-armed, mind-controlling, shadow-lurking mutant".

The Wild Gentlemen are the developers behind noir detective game Chicken Police, making this a pleasing pivot from grizzled chickens to grizzly chic ions.

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Twinfinite Wednesday, January 11, 2023 3:43 PM
     Nothing good comes from camping in the desert.

Twinfinite Wednesday, January 11, 2023 2:56 PM
     Not to be confused with Lord of the Flies.

Twinfinite Wednesday, January 11, 2023 1:20 PM
     There's a lot to look forward to when the PS VR2 releases this year.

Twinfinite Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:00 PM
     The headmaster will knock you down a peg or two.

Twinfinite Wednesday, January 11, 2023 11:13 AM
     Fingers crossed for a Redfall release date.

Twinfinite Wednesday, January 11, 2023 11:02 AM
     Bad boy is back.

Twinfinite Wednesday, January 11, 2023 10:00 AM
     The bar for anime games has been raised.

Twinfinite Wednesday, January 11, 2023 10:00 AM
     Alas, Stuck on You did not make the cut.

Siliconera Wednesday, January 11, 2023 3:00 PM

Review: One Piece Odyssey is an Easy RPG

If there was ever a game made for the fans, One Piece Odyssey is it. Mangaka Eiichiro Oda ended up involved, with new character designs based on his original art. The characters look true to life, with voice actors returning and familiar attacks back. It also revisits past arcs, tapping into stories that mattered to people. It nails the ambiance and the team behind it understood the assignment. However, people unfamiliar with the series probably won't get much out of it, especially considering how easy it can be.

When someone starts One Piece Odyssey, they better know who the Straw Hat Pirates are and what they do, because the game isn't going to wait for you to catch up. Luffy and the Straw Hats find themselves caught up in a storm, which strands them on Waford Island and sinks the Thousand Sunny. People are (temporarily) separated. Brook's lost his body again. Franky needs to stay back to try and repair the ship. From there, things get worse, as they encounter a mysterious man named Adio and a young woman he considers his daughter named Lim. Lim, based on her hatred of pirates who ended up stranded there before, removes everyone's memories. Not to mention the Marines are nearby with Smoker the White Hunter on deck.

Lim One Piece

The ejection of everyone's memories in the form of cubes offers both an excuse to revisit memories and drop the crew from well-established level 40 back down to level 1 pirates with no special skills. As you find them in the field or from story-based events, you regain the party's special attacks and can fortify them to make them stronger. Larger cubes necessitate a visit to Memoria, which allows the Straw Hats and Lim to revisit the Alabasta, Water Seven, Marineford, and Dressrosa arcs following the defeat of certain Waford island guardians.

However, these might not go exactly as someone would expect. This is because, as Lim noted, memories are unreliable. This means enemies are stronger than they were in the past, you might see unexpected cameos from characters that didn't show up then, or the story might go differently. In some cases, this can also feel like an excuse to add more busywork or sidequests to pad out a storyline. As a spoiler-free example, the Straw Hats can't take the Going Merry to Crocodile's Rain Dinners casino, so you have to go through the desert next to Nanohana to reach Rainbase instead. This means the overall pacing can suffer, since there are unnecessary elements that interfere with what were originally reasonable plotlines.


Suggestion of things not going exactly as you'd expect aside, One Piece Odyssey shocked me with how straightforward it was. While people involved with the Tales series worked on it, I felt it was more like Tales of Graces than something like Tales of Berseria or Arise. (Though yes, Arise's camping feature appears for parties and crafting.) This world isn't an open one, and the path you need to take to get from point A to point B is usually incredibly direct and littered with red exclamation points showing you exactly where to go. (The game will also force you to stop and turn back many times, keeping you from exploring.) Given the size of spaces, you likely won't go more than a few in-game feet before encountering another "event" that pauses everything to force you into a story segment or battle.

That simplicity carries over into other elements of One Piece Odyssey. It holds the player's hand more tightly than any game I've played in the last few years. How do I perform an action? Press square to toggle whether or not the ever-present "directory" on the screen. Where do I go next? Follow the big red arrow on the map to the exclamation point. Can I interact with something? Well, either there is a magnifying glass or a magnifying glass with an on-screen sparkle. The tutorials continue well into the second chapter, to the point at which it might feel like over-explaining. Accessories start out as huge blocks that take up every space in the equipment grid, locking someone into only one possible item they can use for buffs at time, but also making it very simple to determine what you should equip.

One Piece Odyssey review

This is coupled with the game generally being rather easy, especially when it comes to puzzles, until you hit the late game. The fights on Waford especially are laughably so, with even bosses posing no threat. Characters gain levels at a shocking pace, with my party being at level 18 before I even headed into the Memoria version of Alabasta. Rather than being challenging, some main and side quests can involve running back and forth between obvious places in a rather small map with few detours or additional paths to go beat someone up or retrieve certain items. And while the Memoria segments mean the enemies can be more difficult, it can sometimes feel instead like they just have extra HP or deal slightly more damage than usual. 

The One Piece Odyssey battle system attempts to make things interesting by having people in certain areas when fights begin and character traits. Characters belong to certain attack types like power/speed/technique, as do enemies. So Luffy is "power," Nami is "speed," and Zoro is "technique," as an example. There are also different zones, with enemies and allies placed in different ones when a fight begins. It is novel, but it gets to feel like frustrating busywork when it comes to constantly swapping party members around to take advantage of weaknesses. Likewise, movement putting certain characters in or out of range of enemies or group healing is annoying. Especially since there is no specific "move" command. It's almost easier to rely on the auto battle feature, unless you're against a boss or later in the game.

bond attack

However, when I said this was one for the fans, I meant it. The character designs look good when brought to life. So much so that I would have liked to have seen more original enemies. Before you even leave the first chapter, you'll start seeing palette swaps. There are entertaining asides between characters when you investigate points of interest or explore. Side quests can bring back minor characters from the anime and manga asking for help. Some folks may temporarily join your party, though you won't be able to control them in battle. You also get lots of time with allies. You can switch your lead character to perform special actions or reach different areas, though Luffy and Chopper were the two I ended to swap to most often for traversal purposes. You can also unlock Bond Arts via using Memory Links to get to Hysteria. These give people a chance to unlock memories with specific characters, getting a super strong group attack in return.

If you always wanted to join the Straw Hat Pirates, then One Piece Odyssey is the adventure for you regardless of your proficiency with video games. However, it wouldn't necessarily be the best game for everyone else. Those who love Tales titles or are experienced with turn-based RPGs would do better with a different, more challenging title that doesn't expect you to be familiar with the source material. It is a very easy adventure that expects a certain degree of knowledge about One Piece, even with Lim using the memory cubes to offer brief asides during chapters. But if you are a fan and are up for an effortless, nostalgic, and pretty stroll, this will leave you satisfied.

One Piece Odyssey will come to the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on January 12, 2023. A demo is available on consoles.

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Siliconera Wednesday, January 11, 2023 2:30 PM

Avatar Generations

Developer Navigator Games and publisher CDE Entertainment, the business group that arose from former Square Enix studios acquired by Embracer in 2022, released a new at gameplay for its upcoming title Avatar Generations. Based on the Avatar: The Last Airbender universe, Avatar Generations is an RPG headed for Android and iOS devices. Pre-registrations have also opened for the game on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

The Avatar Generations gameplay trailer shows off battle and cutscene footage from the game. The RPG involves players forming parties of characters and facing off against enemies in a turn-based combat system. Battles are rendered in 3D, with characters using their elemental "bending" powers to throw out attacks with their martial arts. A timing bar determines the order in which characters take their actions, as well.

Check out the gameplay trailer below.

The story of the game appears to be based on the first Nickelodeon Avatar: The Last Airbender series. Players will aid Aang, the titular last airbender and the current "Avatar" - a chosen person who can master all four elements. They'll travel across the Four Nations, following a story that features both familiar and original content. Known characters like Katar, Sokka, Zuo, Toph, and others will make appearances, too. Support companions, like Appa the flying bison, can be equipped to strengthen the team. Navigator Games says that new content will also be added regularly, expanding the available storylines beyond the original Avatar series. Expansions will follow other Avatars on their own journeys. These will include stories such as those covered in the Rise of Kyoshi novel series and the The Legend of Korra.

Avatar Generations is set for release in early 2023 on Android and iOS devices.

The post Avatar Generations Gameplay Trailer Posted appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, January 11, 2023 2:00 PM

Reasons Why Ayaka is a Pretty Great Genshin Impact Character

Genshin Impact developer HoYoverse reached total gross earning of $1.7 billion in 2022, according to data from Appmagic and Citi Research. This cemented the developer-publisher's position as the third highest grossing mobile publisher of the year, just below Tencent and NetEase. The data was shared on Twitter by Reuters tech correspondent Josh Ye, which lists the top 30 grossing mobile publishers of 2022. However, the data does not include third-party Android sales and will not account for a sizable number of downloads and purchases outside of western Europe and North America.

As HoYoverse's most popular title, Genshin Impact accounted for around $1.4 billion of HoYoverse's total gross revenue in 2022. The title reached $4 billion in lifetime revenue in December 2022. That is a little over two years since its launch on September 28, 2020.

The full list, as featured in Ye's tweet, can be seen below:

The grid allows people to see the Genshin Impact developer's earnings compared to its top three contemporaries, Tencent and NetEase. The League of Legends and Diablo Immortal developers each reported $6.3 billion and $2.2 billion, respectively.

Although only one Japanese publisher occupies the top ten, with Bandai Namco in seventh place ($1.1bil), Square Enix ($848mil), Konami ($786m), Cygames ($662m), and XFlag ($620m) each earned positions in the top 20. Fate/Grand Order publisher Aniplex fell outside of the top 20 with $579 million gross.

Genshin Impact is available on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and mobile devices. The 3.4 update will arrive on January 18, 2023.

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Siliconera Wednesday, January 11, 2023 1:30 PM

Pokemon Love Ball Poke Ball Replica Appears Ahead of Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is still a month away, but the latest Poke Ball replica brings the Pokemon series' Love Ball to life. While it isn't in retail stores until February 2023, it made its Pokemon Center debut. The $99.99 model is the same size as a Poke Ball would be. It also features light effects when someone touches or moves near it. Three other designs are also confirmed for 2023.

Here's a closer look at the Pokemon Love Ball. It is made of metal, like past models. It can be posed in or out of its case, with an optional ring to keep it balanced on flat surfaces.
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In Pokemon, the Love Ball is designed to be used when your Pokemon is facing one of the opposite gender. So if you are using a male Fuecoco, it would be more effective than usual when trying to catch a female Smoliv. It is available in multiple installments, with people able to find it in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet occasionally at auctions held at the Porto Marinada Market.

The Wand Company started releasing its replicas back in 2020. Things kicked off with the original Poke Ball back in November 2020. Even more appeared in 2022, with ones like the Cherish Ball, Friend Ball, Heal Ball, and Quick Ball showing up. All of the prices and features remained consistent over the years and through the various iterations. Later in 2023, the Dive Ball, Luxury Ball, and Net Ball will join the collection.

People can get the Love Ball Poke Ball replica in the Pokemon Center now. It will show up in other stores in February 2023.

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Siliconera Wednesday, January 11, 2023 1:00 PM

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Free Title Update 4 Hunter Loadouts Teased

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Free Title Update 4 is expected soon, and a new update shows its Hunter Loadouts. This is a new feature that will allow people to quickly switch between different loadouts in-game. Director Yoshitake Suzuki shared the first screenshot showing it off on Twitter and briefly discussed the feature.

The Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak screenshot shows how the Loadout List with Hunter Loadouts looks in the Item Box menu. It shows that 28 pages of loadouts will be available, with eight on each page. People can adjust the Item, Equipment, and Layered Loadouts from there. The Item Loadout page is the only one shown. It divides the contents up into items and ammo/coatings.

Back in November 2022, Capcom brought up Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Free Title Update 4 and 5 in a new roadmap. It mentioned the fourth would bring with it a new elder dragon and powered up monster not long after 2023 began. Then in Spring 2023, the fifth one will appear.

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak is available on the Nintendo Switch and PC, and Free Title Update 4 is expected before Spring 2023. Monster Hunter Rise will make its Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS4, and PS5 debut on January 20, 2023.

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Siliconera Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:30 PM

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe Copy Abilities Include Sand and Festival

Nintendo took to Twitter to confirm two of the Copy Abilities people will see in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe. One will be Sand. This is an entirely new ability making its debut. The other is Festival. While it isn't new, it did only previously appear in Kirby Star Allies.

First, here are the screenshots showing off Sand and its various attacks. As expected, a sand castle makes an appearance.

Next is a screenshot showing the Festival Copy Ability in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe. It features Kirby with King Dedede, Bandana Waddle Dee, Meta Knight, and Magolor.

Nintendo took to Twitter to confirm two of the Copy Abilities people will see in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe. One will be Sand. This is an entirely new ability making its debut. The other is Festival. While it isn't new, it did only previously appear in Kirby Star Allies.

When Kirby's Return to Dream Land first launched, it included 23 Copy Abilities. It marked the debut of the Leaf, Spear, Water, and Whip ones when it showed up on the Wii.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe will come to the Nintendo Switch on February 24, 2023. The original game is available on the Nintendo Wii.

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Siliconera Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:00 PM

Atelier Ryza Figure Prototypes Progress Shared

There are new looks at two in-progress figure prototypes of Ryza from Atelier Ryza. Character designer and illustrator Toridamono, who worked on all three games in the series, took to Twitter to share photos of two to show off the paint jobs so far. One is the AmiAmi Ques Q Atelier series' 25th anniversary figure. The other is the Good Smile Company High Summer Formal one inspired by the Atelier Ryza 2 DLC.

First, here's the peek at the Atelier Ryza 2 High Summer Formal Ver figure. It only shows the item from the back. However, it offers a hint at how the lacy top will look and the gradation of colors for the ruffles on the bottom of the dress.

For reference, here's how the concept art for it looked.

Next, here's how the AmiAmi 25th anniversary Atelier Ryza figure looks. It focuses on Ryza herself and doesn't include the figure's other accents.

The last time AmiAmi showed off the figure, it only involved an unpainted prototype.

There is no release window yet for either of these Atelier Ryza figures.

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Siliconera Wednesday, January 11, 2023 11:30 AM

Xbox and Bethesda Developer_Direct Showcase Announced

A new Xbox and Bethesda showcase called the Developer_Direct is on the way. This is designed to look at new console and PC games. This will also apply to titles worldwide. In addition to the English announcement, it was confirmed for Japan too. People can tune in to the presentation at 12pm PT/3pm ET/8pm GMT/9pm CET on January 25, 2023. (That's 5am JST on January 26, 2023.) It will appear on the Bethesda Twitch and YouTube and Xbox Twitch and YouTube.

Microsoft already confirmed some of the games guaranteed to appear. The Elder Scrolls Online will be discussed, with an ESO Chapter Reveal immediately after the Developer_Direct ends. There will also be new looks at Forza Motorsport, Minecraft Legends, and Redfall. The announcement didn't mention any other games we know are in the works, like Starfield or The Elder Scrolls 6. Starfield is expected to launch sometime in 2023.

As a reminder, first-party Xbox games will begin costing more in 2023. In December 2023, Microsoft told Windows Central that games like Forza Motorsport, Redfall, and Starfield will be $69.99 each, rather than $59.99.

The Xbox and Bethesda Developer_Direct showcase will appear on January 25, 2023 at 12pm PT/3pm ET/9pm CET.

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Siliconera Wednesday, January 11, 2023 11:00 AM

Lineage W Berserk

Lineage W, NCSoft's massively multiplayer RPG, is getting a special guest: The Black Swordsman. Guts, the protagonist of legendary manga Berserk joins Lineage W for the game's second collaboration with the manga. The event is live and will run until January 25, 2023. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

The second Lineage W Berserk crossover event is open to players level 30 and above. Players will need to play the event-specific Party Dungeons during the event, and defeat Nosferatu Zodd. Winning will award players currency they can exchange for five Morph Skins.

These cards are items that can transform a player's character into one from the Berserk manga. The skins for this event include Guts, dressed in his Berserker armor, Nosferatu Zodd, the Wandering Princess Farnese, and the thousand-year-old Skeleton Knight. An additional skin can transform a player's Doll into the dog-like Beast of Darkness.

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Besides the skin cards, other goodies and items are available to trade for event currency, like recipe fragments to assemble unique weapons, Dragon's Pearls, and Honor Coin Chests.

Two skins from the previous Lineage W Berserk crossover will also be made available for separate purchase, for those who missed the first event. The first skin is of Guts in his original outfit, and the second is of Puck, a Pisky elf and one of the Black Swordsman's first companions.

Lineage W is available on PCs and mobile devices.

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Siliconera Wednesday, January 11, 2023 10:30 AM

Bayonetta 3 Patch Adjust Viola Gameplay, Niflheim Difficulty, Tricolored Keys

There's a new 1.2.0 Bayonetta 3 patch, and it seems to address many quality of life issues. Plenty of bug fixes appear, as well as rebalancing changes. However, now when people play Bayonetta 3, they should notice some alterations to Viola segments and Niflheim difficulty levels, as well as find it easier to collect the three Tricolored Keys.

All of the changes to Viola following the Bayonetta 3 patch are designed to help with blocking, triggering Witch Time, not accidentally losing charge, or accidentally performing Assault Slave. Blocking will be easier, as there's a new window. Witch Time also includes an extra activation animation and lasts longer. Also, people shouldn't accidentally use Assault Slave when trying to dodge enemies.

As for Niflheim stages in Bayonetta 3, there are slight adjustments that influence difficulty regardless which level someone chooses. Depending on the stage, either the amount of time you have to beat it by 20-30 seconds or people get an additional life.

Here are the full 1.2.0 Bayonetta 3 patch notes from Nintendo. Note that the ones regarding the Tricolored Keys do not mention any Bayonetta 3 spoilers.

Combat Adjustments
  • Adjusted Viola's activation window for "Block" and activation conditions for Witch Time.
    • Block activation window added after releasing Block (during the release animation).
    • Added an additional animation when Witch Time takes effect, making its activation easier to realize.
    • The allotted duration of Witch Time, and its activation window have been lengthened.
    • Now, when block is activated when player is attacked, player will receive damage effect, but block will succeed and activate Witch Time.
    • Now, combo can continue (with Dodge Offset) when player uses Block to activate Witch Time.
    • If the Block input is used repeatedly, the granted Witch Time duration will decrease.
  • Adjustments made to prevent Viola's evasive input and Cheshire's summoning input from activating Assault Slave while maintaining invincibility if they are used in rapid succession.
  • Weapons "Simoon", "Tartarus" and Viola's Charge Attacks can now continue to hold charge, even if dodged or blocked.
  • Wink Slave can now be activated from the combos "PKP*" and "PKK*" for the weapons "G-Pillar", "Dead End Express" and "Cassiopeia".*P is Punch, and K is Kick
  • When equipping the accessories "Infernal Communicator" and "Pulley's Butterfly" to summon Devils and Butterflies, it is now possible to cancel the summoning motion by dodging or blocking.

The following Niflheim stage conditions were changed to lower the difficulty:

Niflheim Stage Changed Conditions
Chapter 2 Verse 5(Casual to Expert) 120 second time limit changed to 150 second time limit
Chapter 3 Verse 4(Casual to Expert) Two lives increased to three lives
Chapter 5 Verse 2 (Casual to Expert) 150 second time limit changed to 180 second time limit
Chapter 6 Verse 8 (Casual to Expert) Two lives increased to three lives
Chapter 9 Verse 8 (Casual to Expert) 60 second time limit changed to 80 second time limit
Chapter 10 Verse 1 (Casual to Expert) 140 second time limit changed to 160 second time limit
Chapter 12 Verse 5 (Casual to Expert) One life increased to two lives
Game Modes
  • Conditions for obtaining the "Tricolored Keys" needed to unseal the "Old Picture Book" have been made easier.
    • "Tricolored Keys" will be automatically available on the chapter select screen once it becomes possible to access the "Gates of Hell".
  • Even if the player already has access to the Gates of Hell, or has already obtained one or two keys, they will automatically obtain the remaining keys when going to the chapter select screen after applying the update.
Other Changes
  • Adjustments have been made to the Golem Treasure Chests found in stages.
    • Time limits have been increased, and difficulty has been lowered.
    • Golem Chest fragmenting animation can now be fast-forwarded with the B-button.
  • Adjustments have been made to reduce situations with poor camera visibility.
  • Adjusted game balance.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug in Verse 5 of Chapter 7 that prevented progress when certain actions were performed while controlling Cheshire.
  • Fixed a problem with the accessory "Hymn of Durga" in which its effect was not being applied to some attacks.
  • Fixed an issue where using Alruna's "Bondage Whip (P or K* long press)" skill in certain situations would cause the enemies to to die instantly.
  • Fixed an issue where the weapons using "Crow Within" (J* long press)" with "Scarborough Fair" and "Love is Blue" would cause player to move forward significantly under certain conditions.
  • Fixed an issue where Bayonetta's animations would not play correctly when switching weapons immediately after using the "Crow Within (J* long press)" with the weapons "Scarborough Fair" and "Love is Blue".
  • Fixed a bug that caused "Black Pearl Rain (Rotate L stick + S*)" for Infernal Demon "Kraken" to trigger "Wink Slave" with abnormally high attack power.
  • Fixed a bug that caused "Devil Rodin" to be stuck for a time when using "After Burner Kick (↑K* in midair)" continuously, immediately after rising up with a prior "After Burner Kick (J・K*)".
  • Fixed a bug in which Viola's Assault Slave was able to summon Infernal Demons in "Infernal Demon-prohibited areas".
  • Fixed an error in the hand symbol seen in Cutie J's transformation sequence viewable in Side Chapter.
  • Fixed other issues to make the game more enjoyable to play.

*P is Punch, K is Kick, S is Shoot, and J is Jump.

Bayonetta 3 is available for the Nintendo Switch.

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Siliconera Wednesday, January 11, 2023 10:00 AM

genshin impact 3.4

HoYoVerse offered a sneak peek at what enemies to expect in the Desert of Hadramaveth. This will be a new region to explore once Genshin Impact Version 3.4 goes live on January 18, 2023. This edition of the Sumeru Adventure Journal only covers a handful of the new enemies that will be in the Desert of Hadramaveth.

The first Genshin Impact enemies are the Eremite Scorching Loremaster and Eremite Floral Ring-Dancer. Both of them are, as their names imply, part of the Eremite group of enemies already in the game. There is no information on how they will fight. However, the Scorching Loremaster will be able to use Pyro attacks, whereas the Floral Ring-Dancer can use Dendro.

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There will also be Consecrated Beasts. Like Geovishaps, the Consecrated Beasts will be able to enter a different form in combat. In the case of the Consecrated Beast, they can enter something called the Phagocytic form. HoYoVerse has shown us the looks of the Consecrated Flying Serpent, the Consecrated Scorpion, and the Consecrated Red Vulture. These Genshin Impact enemies can release Phagocytic Energy Blocks, which you can then destroy with an attack of a corresponding element.

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Finally, there will be a new Anemo Boss: Setekh Wenut. Like the existing Anemo Hypostasis, the Setekh Wenut can release Anemo bullets that you can destroy with any element that reacts with Swirl. It can also float in the air. However, if you destroy two Windbite Bullets, you can lower the Setekh Wenut to the ground.

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Genshin Impact is readily available on the PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. The Desert of Hadramaveth and all of the new enemies will go live on January 18, 2023 along with Genshin Impact Version 3.4.

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Siliconera Wednesday, January 11, 2023 9:30 AM

Fire Emblem Engage Goldmary

Fire Emblem: Engage is less than 10 days from its release date, but Nintendo is continuing its various character introductions. The latest character introduced for Fire Emblem Engage is Goldmary (or Goldmari). She's voiced by Natsumi Takamori, who also played Hibana in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Miku Maekawa in Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls, and Raiha in The Quintessential Quintuplets.


Goldmary is a Royal Knight of Elusia, a kingdom in Fire Emblem Engage's world of Elyos. It is ruled by King Hyacinth and the first Princess Ivy, who appeared in an earlier trailer mounting an attack on Brodia. Goldmary is a retainer to Elusia's second Princess, Hortensia. She's described as "shy" and somewhat timid in manner, but in speech can be quite assertive, showing no lack of self-confidence. This is demonstrated in a brief conversation with fellow retainer Rosado.


In the clip, Rosado declares to Goldmary that between the two of them, Rosado's "clearly" the cuter, but still stands to lose on grounds of Goldmary's superior cooking. Thus, Rosado demands that Goldmary teach him, the better to improve his skills. Goldmary responds that she thinks she's the cuter one, frankly. Rosado offers to concede if she'll agree to give some cooking lessons. Goldmary remarks that the attitude Rosado displays is unbecoming of someone in need of help, but decides to teach him anyway, "as a friend."

In Fire Emblem Engage, Goldmary starts as part of the Hero (or "Brave Hero") class. An evolved form of the Mercenary class, Heroes are typically strong physical infantry units that specialize in using Axes and Swords in combat. However, a clip demonstrating Goldmary's combat prowess in Fire Emblem Engage shows her throwing a lance at range to take out an enemy standing atop a tower. The description states that Hero units take advantage of their battlefield prowess to dominate the front lines "with a variety of weapons."


Fire Emblem Engage launches for the Nintendo Switch on January 20, 2023. Check out Siliconera's preview of the game.

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