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Kotaku Thursday, April 20, 2023 7:40 PM

Saying "history will not be kind to [thing or person]" is a practice that has always fascinated me. Who are we to judge the future's thoughts on the topics of today? That's the future's problem. All we can do in the present, as historians or otherwise, is evaluate what has come before us.


Kotaku Thursday, April 20, 2023 6:45 PM

Video games and weed have enjoyed a lovely relationship for decades now, entangling themselves throughout history in both accidental and purposeful ways. For the last few decades, the two have been seen as activities for lowlifes, things to be avoided. Now that each is established, acceptable, and the basis of…


Kotaku Thursday, April 20, 2023 5:30 PM


Kotaku Thursday, April 20, 2023 4:35 PM

Blizzard announced that Diablo IV's super-popular beta will get one final playable weekend from May 12 through May 14, letting you take another trip to Hell and Sanctuary before the action-RPG's imminent June 6 release date.


Kotaku Thursday, April 20, 2023 4:30 PM

I'm not exactly up to speed on laws governing the sale of marijuana here in New York, but as a way of circumventing certain restrictions, there are some shops here where, rather than buying weed, you're "technically" buying something else and getting some weed, gratis, with your purchase. This is how I wound up with a…


Kotaku Thursday, April 20, 2023 4:20 PM

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Kotaku Thursday, April 20, 2023 4:10 PM

Throughout the years, stoner culture and gamer culture have become enmeshed, occasionally being mistaken for each other. While it may be a somewhat tired cultural connection (stoners are lazy, gamers are lazy, blah blah), there's no denying that the two are quite complementary. They work well together, and have for…


Kotaku Thursday, April 20, 2023 2:20 PM

When developer Alexandre Spindler revealed footage of a "body cam style game" he was working on last fall, it exploded across the internet as people marveled at its eerie ambiance and photorealistic look. "This is awesome," wrote District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. Now the game has been announced for real, and it's…


Kotaku Thursday, April 20, 2023 1:30 PM

A few months ago, a video came across my Twitter timeline, starring one of the most nightmare blunt rotations I'd ever seen: Mr. Incredible, Marlin from Finding Nemo, and Spy and Pyro from Team Fortress 2 performing "Carry On Wayward Son." Of course, this motley crew of cartoon characters couldn't convene in the…


Kotaku Thursday, April 20, 2023 1:20 PM

The official Nintendo account just tweeted that, in Japan, the foreman character in the NES game Wrecking Crew will be renamed from "Blackie" to "Spike" in games and The Super Mario Bros. movie. This change was already made in the U.S. and EU versions of the original game, likely because Spike's original Japanese name…


Kotaku Thursday, April 20, 2023 12:40 PM

If you're a foodie like me, your algorithm on social media apps like TikTok is filled with over-stylized cooking videos from influencer chefs endeavoring to broaden your cooking horizons. While these overly-produced videos make for helpful slap-dash references whenever I put on my big boy pants and fuck shit up in my…


Kotaku Thursday, April 20, 2023 12:35 PM

Lil' Gator Game is about the power of childhood imagination, and the fight we must put in to be able to cling to it as we enter adulthood. It's also a game about running around an adorable island, whacking cardboard monsters with sticks and lightsabers, and seeing how many friends you can make as you explore. Oh, and…


Kotaku Thursday, April 20, 2023 12:30 PM

There's an Elden Ring trailer going around purporting to be a leaked cinematic for FromSoftware's highly anticipated expansion, Shadow of the Erdtree. Alongside the short video clip are details pertaining to the DLC's contents, including how big it'll be, the number of new weapons and quests that'll be added, and the…


PCGamesN Thursday, April 20, 2023 3:55 PM
     Genshin Impact rhythm game offers free primogems, but not for long

This new Genshin Impact web event is a rhythm game that coincides with the recent release of the anime game's second Sumeru OST album, and you can participate to get a Primogem code. The event is titled Chords of the Forest, and you'll want to complete it as soon as possible because the codes are limited. It's only a small amount, but there's no reason to turn down easy ways to make gems through minimal effort.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Thursday, April 20, 2023 3:42 PM
     TWAB previews season 21 Destiny 2 Exotic ornament, starts vote on next

A Destiny 2 Exotic ornament for the beloved Arbalest linear fusion rifle is coming to Bungie's popular FPS game in Destiny 2 season 21. As part of the Bungie team's ongoing This Week at Bungie (TWAB) series, the developers showcased the ornament, titled Synthwave, which members of the community selected with 55.5% of the vote in a competition last year. The TWAB also announced a new community vote, which will take place in several parts as Destiny 2 players vote on which Exotic weapon they'd like to see get a new ornament and have the opportunity to vote on several designs for that ornament.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 Lightfall review, Destiny 2 builds

PCGamesN Thursday, April 20, 2023 3:40 PM
     Diablo 4 devs show us the

A Diablo 4 developer update livestream has given us another juicy deep dive into the upcoming Blizzard RPG game. Just a few weeks after the first two public test weekends, some of the team's lead developers have dug into player feedback, along with revealing a few more details about what we can expect from the final game when the Diablo 4 release date arrives.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Diablo 4 release date, Diablo 4 system requirements, Diablo 4 classes

PCGamesN Thursday, April 20, 2023 3:47 PM
     Diablo 4 'server slam' saves us waiting any longer for Lilith

Praise Lilith, a new Diablo 4 beta is coming - if not quite in name. That's right; your wait to leap back into the Blizzard's upcoming fantasy RPG game just got dramatically cut back as the team announces a Diablo 4 'server slam' to help keep you sated until Lilith's full arrival in June.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Diablo 4 release date, Diablo 4 system requirements, Diablo 4 classes

PCGamesN Thursday, April 20, 2023 2:35 PM
     The Division 2 year 5's Descent mode is frantic, fun, and free to all

The arrival of The Division 2 year 5 is headlined by its new Descent mode, which puts a simulation spin on the Tom Clancy shooter that draws from the best roguelike games to create an experience that feels fast, accessible, and a fun way to dive into creating cool Division 2 builds without the long-term commitment of the traditional endgame grind. It's also just the first part in the latest year of updates to The Division 2, which include the return of Incursions, a rebuild of the Castle settlement, and more New York adventures.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The Division 2 PC review, The Division 2 build guide, The Division 2 brand sets

PCGamesN Thursday, April 20, 2023 2:30 PM
     The Division Heartland turns Middle America into a vast Dark Zone

Following a year of The Division Heartland closed beta tests, Ubisoft's Red Storm team has shown off more of its "unique take on survival PvEvP gameplay" as it brings a unique twist on the Dollar Flu to the Middle America setting of Silver Creek. As part of The Division Day presentation, Ubisoft gives us a meatier glimpse at the upcoming free-to-play multiplayer game, including a look at its distinctive contamination and how development has been progressing.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best co-op games, Free games on PC, Best RPG games

PCGamesN Thursday, April 20, 2023 2:03 PM
     Best action-adventure games on PC 2023

The best action-adventure games capture the thrill of an expedition ever since Indiana Jones swung across a chasm with his trusty whip to retrieve an idol from a booby-trapped tomb. The PC boasts some true classics of the genre, from classic tomb raiding to games with enough exploration to fill an entire sandbox - not the one in your backyard.

This list has some of the best PC games ever made, action-adventure or otherwise, including several titles that changed the gaming industry. The original Uncharted trilogy isn't here, as emulation or PlayStation Now doesn't count, but we'd happily change our minds if it ever came to PC. Here's the definitive list of the best action-adventure games.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Tomb Raider System Requirements

PCGamesN Thursday, April 20, 2023 1:30 PM
     Huge Psychonauts 2 discount leads Double Fine Steam sale

If you haven't yet given Psychonauts 2 a shot, a big Double Fine Steam sale presents the perfect opportunity to play one of the best platform games of the modern era without breaking the bank. There's also big deals on plenty more of the iconic publisher's back catalogue, including the likes of the Jack Black-fronted Brütal Legend, cutesy mini-RPG Costume Quest, Broken Age, Stacking, and Iron Brigade.

PCGamesN Thursday, April 20, 2023 1:03 PM
     Shinobi Life 2 codes April 2023

April 20, 2023: We checked for new Shinobi Life 2 codes.

What are the new Shinobi Life 2 codes? Shinobi Life 2, which was formerly known as Shindo Life, is among the most popular gacha games on the Roblox platform thanks to its lightning-fast action, wealth of unlockables, and Naruto-like vibes. Developer RellGames is also an extremely active creator, delivering a tight weekly update schedule and serving up regular codes for rellcoins, spins, double XP, and more.

If you want to stay ahead of the competition, you'd be wise to make use of our codes list down below, which we update on a regular basis to bring you the latest rewards before they're gone for good. We'll also explain how to redeem Shinobi Life 2 codes (spoiler: it's a whole lot like redeeming Shindo Life codes), when you can expect new codes to arrive, and the platforms where they're most likely to drop. If you're in the market for further Roblox freebies, we also keep a regularly updated list of Roblox promo codes for some of the best Roblox games in 2023.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes

PCGamesN Thursday, April 20, 2023 12:59 PM
     Punch Wall codes April 2023

April 20, 2023: We checked for new Punch Wall codes.

Want all the new Punch Wall codes? The hit Roblox game tasks you with destroying a series of walls in order to reach a trophy, with the catch being that each additional wall in your path has increased health, making it that much tougher to take down. Training is key here, as spending time in your base and wailing on the punch bags will increase the damage you inflict with each strike.

The free PC game has a gacha-style pet system, and you can trade all of your 'win' trophies for a chance at some interesting companions. Friendship isn't the only thing gained by risking your trophies; each pet offers you an increase in your training, so if you manage to pull a rare beast in the Roblox game, you'll be blasting those walls in no time. Luckily for you, there are several Punch Wall Simulator codes you can enter to bag yourself some free gifts - including pets. Here are all the currently active Punch Wall Simulator codes.

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MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes

PCGamesN Thursday, April 20, 2023 12:43 PM
     Project Mugetsu codes April 2023

April 20, 2023: We checked for new Project Mugetsu codes. The developer is teasing fresh additions in the game's next update over on Discord.

Want all the new Project Mugetsu codes? The anime combat game has taken Roblox by storm as of late, meaning you're likely on the hunt for active PM codes that will give you the edge against your opponents in the heat of battle. The codes in our list down below serve up a nice variety of wonderful gifts, ranging from mastery and gold boosts to free spins and rerolls. It's important to redeem them as soon as they drop, as they won't remain active forever.

Creating a fresh character in the free PC game can be tough, and having to fight Hollow to level up can be a grindy process, so getting a bunch of gifts as you begin your journey will make the Bleach-inspired Roblox anime brawler a much more enjoyable experience. Below you'll find all the latest PM codes to help you out with the Easter update and beyond, including information on the rewards you'll get for redeeming each one.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes

PCGamesN Thursday, April 20, 2023 4:14 PM
     Honkai Star Rail tier list April 2023 – the best characters

Looking for a Honkai Star Rail tier list for launch? Judging the best Star Rail characters is tricky. After all, the game's not properly out yet, and balancing will likely differ between recent beta tests and the first public version. In addition, its gacha mechanics make it challenging to circle in on getting the characters you want in your party outside of sheer luck. However, there are already some clear front runners to keep an eye on at launch.

The real point of a Honkai Star Rail tier list is to rank your pulls against the consensus from the free PC game's already burgeoning community. Even before the Honkai Star Rail release date, they've already begun speculating who will be the top characters overall, who will excel against bosses, and who's great when farming for materials. Of course, with more banners set to arrive in the future, similar to Genshin Impact, we'll see new Honkai Star Rail characters appear in the tier list. In the future, you'll also be able to redeem Honkai Star Rail codes to get some free pulls, but for now, here are the initial rankings for the launch cast.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Upcoming PC Games, Honkai Star Rail release date, Best space games

PCGamesN Thursday, April 20, 2023 1:40 PM
     The best Minecraft server list 2023

Looking for a list of the best Minecraft servers to join in 2023? Joining any one of the varied Minecraft servers in this list will invite you into a magical world full of like-minded fans, builders, redstone masters, and survival experts. Minecraft worlds are infinite, so what better than sharing one with others?

While vanilla, single-player Minecraft itself is still one of the best games around right now, there's nothing better than jumping into a world with friends and creating a world together. The servers below aren't just for builders though, as we've got worlds for TV fans, parkour experts, PVP pros, and more, so dive into the expansive world of multiplayer with these incredible Minecraft servers. Also, head to the bottom of the list if you need to know how to join a Minecraft server.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Minecraft seeds, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

PCGamesN Thursday, April 20, 2023 12:31 PM
     After Legacy of Kain survey, Crystal Dynamics holds secret playtest

In October 2022, Tomb Raider and Marvel's Avengers developer Crystal Dynamics issued a survey to fans, investigating their interest in the vampire game series Legacy of Kain. Including classics like Soul Reaver and Defiance, Legacy of Kain was previously removed from PC stores such as Steam and GOG, after Crystal Dynamics was acquired by Square Enix. Now, players who completed the survey say that they have been invited to a secret playtest in May. Speaking exclusively to PCGamesN, Crystal Dynamics confirms that a new, invite-only playtest is indeed going ahead.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best old games and PC classics, Best story games, Best zombie games

PCGamesN Thursday, April 20, 2023 12:25 PM
     Dead Island 2 tips and tricks for zombie slaying success

Looking for some Dead Island 2 tips? Dead Island 2's campaign may look like a fun jaunt through a sun-drenched HELL-A, but there are actually a lot of complexities and hurdles to overcome. Our guide to the best items, locations, and mechanics will help you succeed in the action game

There are an incredible amount of collectibles and unlockables in Dead Island 2, and the many skill cards and blueprints are just the beginning. The more of these you find, the more you can customise your game play - and the easier it is to take down even the most threatening Dead Island 2 zombies. Sure, some can be found during main story quests, but others are more difficult to locate, so we cover where to find hidden items and much more in these Dead Island 2 tips and tricks that we wish we knew when we started.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best co-op games, Dead Island 2 review, The best zombie games

PCGamesN Thursday, April 20, 2023 12:01 PM
     New Apex Legends event mode makes headshots dead simple

Have you ever wondered what Apex Legends would be like without helmets and shields? Neither have I, I'm awful at battle royale games, but that's what Veiled, the latest Collection Event, has in store.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Apex Legends characters guide, Apex Legends skins, Apex Legends map guide

PCGamesN Thursday, April 20, 2023 12:12 PM
     Apex Legends tier list – the best Legends to use in season 16

Want to know who tops our Apex Legends tier list? With the release of Catalyst, Apex Legends players now have 23 Legends to choose from when taking on the Apex Games. Each Legend has their own set of skills, playstyle, and personality, with plenty of choice for every type of player, whether you like to be aggressive, defensive, or offensive to the senses (cough – Caustic – cough).

Your ideal Apex Legends pick could depend on your own strengths and weaknesses – experience, game sense, movement skills, and aim all factor in, as does your squad composition and whether you're playing with friends or a team of strangers. That said, although all the characters are relatively balanced, there are some Legends who have pulled away from the pack due to their powerful abilities, and some who are more niche, as you can see if you look at the pick rates. Our Apex Legends tier list aims to give you a quick look at the current Legend meta in one of the best free PC games.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Apex Legends characters guide, Apex Legends skins, Apex Legends map guide

PCGamesN Thursday, April 20, 2023 12:02 PM
     The best Star Wars games on PC 2023

Looking for the best Star Wars games? There's a wide range of different games to choose from, and the quality varies wildly. It's safe to say that Star Wars has produced the most, and perhaps, the highest quality of licensed games, but which is the best? We collate the best Star Wars games from the new to the old so you know what to play when you have a hankering for some space adventures.

From the deep, philosophical wrangling of Knights of the Old Republic to the breathless adrenaline rush of podracing in Episode I: Racer, we've managed to whittle down the huge amount of Star Wars games to bring you the best of the best. Even a half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder can appreciate that these are some of the best PC games ever made.

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PCGamesN Thursday, April 20, 2023 12:33 PM
     Garry's Mod considering bans for

The home to Half-Life mods and fan creations, as well as custom servers and homebrew games based around Counter-Strike, Portal, Left 4 Dead, and other Valve works, Garry's Mod is considering banning servers and players that celebrate Nazi ideals. Part FPS game, part builder, Garry's Mod is host to many online roleplay communities. But eponymous creator Garry Newman says there is a problem, as "lurking in some of these games are a bunch of guys that really seem to love the Nazis," and he issues a poll asking fans if these kinds of players should be banned outright.

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PCGamesN Thursday, April 20, 2023 5:03 PM
     Best Warzone 2 shotgun

Looking for the best Warzone 2 shotgun? The short-range weapons might not immediately spring to mind when you think about the sprawling Al Mazrah and its high, long-distance vantage points. Still, you may be surprised about just how well it might serve you. After all, the map is dense with buildings, and you're likely to run into an opponent tucked into the corner of a room eventually. You will also certainly get more up close and personal once the storm circles close in.

The best shotgun in Warzone 2 is the KV Broadside. With an exceptional rate of fire, this shotgun can decimate foes at close range in the battle royale game. However, we'd certainly recommend running Overkill so you can accompany your shotgun with one of the best Warzone 2 guns - ideally one with a bit more range.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, April 20, 2023 5:05 PM

Diablo 4 has already had a closed and open beta, but aspiring hack-and-slashers will get one last chance to test the action-RPG sequel before it launches in June. From May 12th to May 14th, Blizzard are hosting a "Server Slam", in which one and all are invited to test "the durability of our servers."

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, April 20, 2023 4:16 PM

Immortals Of Aveum has a magic bracelet and quip-laden cutscenes and if you saw a clip of its reveal trailer out of context, you could easily mistake it for Forspoken. This is a first-person shooter with a boy protagonist called Jack (sorry, Jak) from a former Call Of Duty and Dead Space fella, though, and a new "gameplay first look" trailer does more to distinguish itself.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, April 20, 2023 3:25 PM

Most co-operative platformers are for two players and an optimal experience normally involves both being sat side by side on a couch. Not so in KarmaZoo. It's a co-op platformer designed to be played by "up to 10 random players around the world" in which the levels adapt to the size of your team and any helpful action you perform earns 'Karma' with which to unlock new characters.

It's coming in 2023, published by Devolver, and there's an announcement trailer below:

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, April 20, 2023 2:42 PM

Hack-and-slash management game Cult Of The Lamb released last year to glowing reviews and plentiful awards. Developers Massive Monster didn't drink their own Kool Aid, however. They've been working on free updates to expand and improve on the game, and the first, focused on combat, will release on April 24th.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, April 20, 2023 2:07 PM

Humanity is a puzzle game about controlling a glowing Shiba Inu who can drop instructions for a streaming crowd of human beings to follow. It's a concept reminscent of Lemmings, but wrapped in a style that evokes the self-assuredly video gamey early PlayStation era. That's what its latest trailer does, too, while also announcing a May 16th release date.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, April 20, 2023 12:30 PM

It's not often that we write about deals that knock £2 off the usual price, but it's also rare to get the chance to pick up two 64GB USB flash drives for just £6. These drives are well worth picking up for transferring files between PCs, installing BIOS updates and backing up small but important files, which enough space to store some - but not all - music collections, game install directories and wallpaper packs.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, April 20, 2023 12:15 PM

We've continued to see prices fall on solid state storage over the past few months, as manufacturers are looking to sell on excess stock caused by falling demand in commercial sectors. That makes it a great time to be a PC gamer, as you can pick up some great tech for bargain basement prices - including this Crucial X6 portable SSD, which offers 1TB of space for £56.50. That's nearly half the price this drive cost at launch a few years ago and a good £15 below what it was going for in February this year, making it an awesome pickup for the money.

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Twinfinite Thursday, April 20, 2023 7:46 PM
     Metro City is a dangerous place to live.

Twinfinite Thursday, April 20, 2023 3:03 PM
     An ancient relic of the Old World.

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     The devs have responded after 'hidden injuries' became the talk of the community.

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     A sponsored message from Gamivo.com!

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     An accidental Legend reveal sent fans Ballistic.

Siliconera Thursday, April 20, 2023 7:00 PM

Shonen Jump Store Getting Merchandise from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Dr. Stone

People will soon be able to get more merchandise inspired by JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Dr. Stone. The Shonen Jump Store, which launched in January 2022, will drop new collections on April 26, 2023. They will go live on the official site at 11am PT/2pm ET. The JoJo's items specifically pull from Phantom Blood, Stardust Crusaders, and Diamond is Unbreakable.

Initial peeks at some items and prices for everything are already available. 11 pieces of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure merchandise will appear. Here's what people will see when the collection launches.

  • Battle Tendency beanie - $25
  • Battle Tendency denim jacket - $120
  • Battle Tendency skate deck - $80 (only 100 will be available)
  • Battle Tendency t-shirt - $40
  • Phantom Blood hoodie - $90
  • Phantom Blood t-shirt - $40
  • Phantom Blood tea set - $55
  • Stardust Crusaders clock - $80
  • Stardust Crusaders hat - $35
  • Stardust Crusaders long-sleeve shirt - $50
  • Stardust Crusaders t-shirt - $40

Here's how those items will look:
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Only six pieces of Dr. Stone merchandise will be available:

  • Chrome Dad Hat - $30
  • Gen long-sleeve t-shirt - Price not Mentioned
  • Kohaki Tee - $40
  • Pint glass set - $30
  • Senku s-shirt - Price not Mentioned
  • Senku Tie Dye Hoodie - $110
  • Stone Tray - $30

Meanwhile, here are all the Dr. Stone items:
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People can read the Dr. Stone and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga via Viz Media. The Dr. Stone anime is on Crunchyroll. The Phantom Blood through Golden Wind anime adaptations are on Crunchyroll, while Stone Ocean is on Netflix. The Shonen Jump Store's Dr. Stone and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure merchandise arrives at 11am PT/2pm ET on April 26, 2023.

The post Shonen Jump Store JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Dr. Stone Merchandise Coming appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, April 20, 2023 6:51 PM

Street Fighter 6 DLC Characters AKI Ed Rashid Akuma

During the Street Fighter 6 showcase, Capcom revealed that AKI, Ed, Akuma, and Rashid will appear in the game as DLC. They will appear as staggered releases throughout 2023 and 2024. However, only illustrations of the characters as they will appear in Street Fighter 6 was shown during the broadcast. This means that no gameplay footage or 3D renders were shown. These DLC characters will be available to obtain through a separate pass, or buy purchasing the Deluxe Edition of Street Fighter 6.

The first DLC characters that will appear in Street Fighter 6 is Rashid, who will arrive sometime in Summer 2023, with AKI to release in Autumn 2023, Ed to appear in Winter 2024, and Akuma to arrive sometime in Spring 2024. Outside of this, no other playable characters were mentioned.


However, the showcase did reveal that characters from Final Fight, like Carlos Miyamoto, will appear in the World Tour mode. World Tour mode is one of several available game modes, but this one allows for players to create their very own character and experience a story set in the Street Fighter universe. Players will encounter significant characters like Chun-li, and even have their own rival.

Street Fighter 6 will appear on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC on June 2, 2023. A demo is available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

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Siliconera Thursday, April 20, 2023 6:35 PM

Street Fighter 6 Beta Announced

During the Street Fighter 6 Showcase, Capcom announced that a demo for the game is on the way. People will be able to test out the game on the PS4 and PS5 immediately. On April 26, 2023, it will come to other platforms. People's avatar will carry over, but saved progress will not. This comes after various leaks and rumors suggested one would happen at the end of April.

The teaser also announced some of what people can expect from it. The announcement noted that an avatar can be made and carried over to the full game. People can also test out World Tour mode. Ryu and Luke are confirmed Legendary Fighter masters for it.

Ahead of the reveal, Capcom's talked lots about the game. For example, it regularly shows off developer matches between old and new characters. Like we could watch Cammy face Manon and Zangief and Marisa brawl. It's also offered more ambiance for what's going on by sharing soundtrack clips. Cammy's new theme song appeared in April 2023.

Street Fighter 6 will appear on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC on June 2, 2023. It will also appear in arcades. The Street Fighter 6 demo is out now on the PS4 and PS5, but comes to the Xbox Series X and PC on April 26, 2023.

The post Street Fighter 6 Demo on PS4 and PS5 Now appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, April 20, 2023 6:00 PM

Me & Roboco Netflix

The anime adaptation of Me & Roboco will appear on Netflix starting on May 1, 2023. As of the time of writing, there are already six episodes, since the show started airing in December 2022. Me & Roboco is sci-fi comedy about the misadventures of robot maid Roboco and ten-year-old everyman Bondo Taira. [Thanks, ryokutya2089!]

The general plot of Me & Roboco follows average boy Bondo and his robot maid Roboco. She is very clumsy, buff, and powerful, and generally makes Bondo's life weirder and more chaotic. Me & Roboco is like a combination between Amelia Bedelia and Doraemon. It's actually like a parody or modern homage of Doraemon, since all of the main characters take physical cues from the cast. Gachi Gorilla and Motsuo Kaneo are essentially much nicer versions of Gian and Suneo, for example. The series also makes lots of references and parodies to other works.

The anime is airing on TV Tokyo in Japan and the manga has been running in Weekly Shonen Jump since 2020. Viz Media has licensed it in English. It is very popular in its native Japan. Over a million copies of the manga are in circulation as of 2023. As well, in 2022, it was #11 on a list of manga series recommended by bookstore employees around Japan.

Me & Roboco will start airing on Netflix from May 1, 2023.

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Siliconera Thursday, April 20, 2023 5:30 PM

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC Union Attacks and Ouroboros Powers

Nintendo has released a variety of short gameplay videos and details on new combat mechanics like the Ouroboros Powers and Union Attacks, in the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Future Redeemed DLC. While it seems characters won't be able to change classes, combine different Arts, or perform Interlink, these mechanics have been replaced with new systems for the first generation of Ouroboros..

Ouroboros Power seem to be Arts that characters can equip on the left side of the Art palette. When like Fusion Arts in the main game, it will create powerful combined moves. Additionally, when using fused Fused Ouroboros Powers, the faint aura of an Interlink form can be seen surrounding each character.


In the video shared by Nintendo, several characters use their own Fused Ouroboros Powers. As an example, Matthew can be seen combining Raging Force and Mighty Strike, creating the unique Mighty Force attack. By equipping different arts in different slots of the Art palette, characters will use different and unique Fused Ouroboros Powers.

The Interlink mechanic has been replaced with Union Combos. These are special attacks, similar to the Level 4 Blade Specials present in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and its DLC. However, this time around, players will be able to fully mix and match which two characters join for a Union Combo, as shown in the video below.


Union Combos consist of two parts: the ability or attack performed. known as Union Skill; and the Union Combo effect. Union Combos apply no matter what when an enemy is Launched. This means that Burst combos or Knockback combos can be performed even on Launched enemies. A second video showed a healing Union Skill when combining Nikol and Shulk. It also showed different colored frames for the character combinations. This might indicate the existence of some sort of character affinity between party members.


Nintendo also released a relationship chart for all the new and returning characters that will appear in the Future Redeemed expansion.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is readily available on the Nintendo Switch. The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Future Redeemed DLC will release on April 25, 2023. It will be the last wave of DLC for the game.

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Siliconera Thursday, April 20, 2023 5:00 PM

Persona 5 Royal Pocari Sweat Promotion and Contest Announced

Atlus announced it will work with Crystal Geyser Water Company on a Persona 5 Royal Pocari Sweat collaboration. This will involve an opportunity to get stickers of 10 Persona 5 characters for buying the bottled drinks. There is also a contest for a matching Xbox controller with charger that runs until August 31, 2023.

First, here's a look at the 10 Persona 5 Royal character stickers people can get when buying the drinks. Everyone appears in their Phantom Thief attire, and you can get Joker, Skull, Mona, Panther, Fox, Queen, Oracle, Noir, Crow, and Violet.
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As for the contest, 30 people in the US over 18 will get the Persona 5 Royal Xbox controller with charger. It would normally cost $249.99. Pocari Sweat items will have a QR code that can be scanned with a phone. Once you do, you'll be taken to the page to enter.
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Another merchandise tie-in appeared for Persona 5 Royal recently. Pawsonify started selling cat and dog accessories. These included items like collars, leashes, and tags.

Persona 5 Royal is available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and the Pocari Sweat contest connected to it runs until August 31, 2023.

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Siliconera Thursday, April 20, 2023 4:30 PM

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC Community Board

Through the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Future Redeemed DLC Japanese official website, Nintendo revealed that the Community Board from Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country will make a return. Additionally, the Collectopaedia from the original Xenoblade Chronicles and a new Enemypaedia will appear as new community systems in the DLC. These systems will grant the player Affinity Points, and they can be used to upgrade the character's abilities and stats.

In Future Redeemed, players can earn Affinity Points through various methods like exploring, meeting new people, collecting items, and defeating enemies. You can take a better look at some of the details about Affinity Points, and the Community Board shared in the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Future Redeemed DLC Japanese official website below.

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The Community Board will make a return, and it seems to work as it did in Torna – The Golden Country. During the course of Future Redeemed, players will interact with different people in the world of Aionios, and will be able to help them with problems. This will grant Affinity Points, and add them to the Community Board. It is unclear if reaching a certain level in the Community Board will be required to progress in the main story.

The Enemypaedia is a new feature similar to the Enemy Guide from Xenoblade Chronicles X. After a monster is defeated, it will be registered in the Enemypaedia. Similarly, the Collectopaedia will register the different items characters can encounter in the field. Affinity Points will be granted to players after collecting a certain number of each item, and after defeating a certain number of each type of monster.

Nintendo recently shared new details about Matthew and his partner A, two new playable characters in the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Future Redeemed DLC.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is immediately available on the Nintendo Switch. The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Future Redeemed DLC releases on April 25, 2023.

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Siliconera Thursday, April 20, 2023 4:00 PM

Diablo IV Stress Test

Blizzard will provide another opportunity to play Diablo IV ahead of its release through an open stress test in May 2023. It will be held from May 12-14, 2023 and will give players a chance to obtain any rewards they may have missed from the open beta. Additionally, this will give those who missed out on the initial open beta period a chance to dive into Sanctuary. This was announced during an April 20, 2023 developer livestream.

The stress test will allow for players to try out the currently available classes, which include the Necromancer, Druid, Sorcerer, Barbarian, and Rogue. Leading up to the release of the game, Blizzard shared trailers showcasing the strengths and playstyles for each class.


Tthe test will allow full access to Diablo IV's Act I, with the level cap being 20. The test period will let players tackle the numerous dungeons found through the first act and try out the skill tree system. Players can also take on the world boss Ashava and obtain the Cry of Ashava Mount Trophy for their mount once the game fully releases in early June 2023.

Diablo IV will release on June 6, 2023 for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC, the open stress test will be from May 12 - May 14, 2023. You can read our impressions from the open beta period here.

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Siliconera Thursday, April 20, 2023 3:30 PM

Black Clover manga hiatus

Black Clover will go on hiatus for two Weekly Shonen Jump volumes. It will appear in the #21 and #22 combination issue, but will not be in #23 or #24. Then, it will restart from the Issue #25. Issue #25 will come out on May 22, 2023. [Thanks, ryokutya2089!]

Though the hiatus will only last for two volumes, it's technically going to last a month. There is no information as to the details behind the author's hiatus. Recent Black Clover manga chapters have introduced a few major twists, such as Lucius's return. So the timing of the break is slightly unfortunate for fans of the manga.

Hiatuses in manga are hardly a surprise. Yoshihiro Togashi, who also wrote manga in Weekly Shonen Jump, has had to go on frequent hiatuses during Hunter x Hunter's run due to health concerns. It's unclear if a decline in health is also the reason for Tabata's break. Western fans replying to the Shonen Jump News Twitter have been supportive, with many of the top comments hoping that he has a good break with his family.

Black Clover is available to read in Weekly Shonen Jump and the hiatus will last until Issue #25 (May 22, 2023). You can also watch the anime via streaming services such as Crunchyroll.

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Siliconera Thursday, April 20, 2023 3:00 PM

DNF Duel

DNF Duel looked incredible when it launched on PC, PS4, and PS5 back in June 2022. It had a solid roster of striking characters (even if their names were terrible), and everyone looked fantastic in action. They also looked totally ridiculous with their absurd movesets, too. While getting blasted with Troubleshooter's Get On Fire didn't feel good, it looked amazing. When it was announced that there was going to be a Switch release, I wondered how they would manage to get those gorgeous visuals to work on that console. The unfortunate answer? They didn't.

Don't get me wrong. For still shots, character portraits, and anime cutscenes, things look great. You still get to enjoy all of the bright, fun characters and places. It's when you see the actual 3D model of your fighter in a match or a story mode cutscene that you can see the sacrifices made to get this game running on Switch. The 3D models are all pretty blurry, seeming to float in a Summertime haze all the time. There's this unpleasant fuzziness to their appearance that makes me feel like I'd forgotten my glasses. It's not to the point where it's headache-inducing, but it's disappointing to look at.

That said, DNF Duel runs well in exchange for that visual cost. I flipped between PS5 and Switch matches on both systems, and while I have a feeling the Switch version is running slightly slower, it still felt like it was running at a good clip. Tossing out combos and filling the screen with fiery explosions doesn't cause any slowdown and appears to run very close to the same speed as the PS5 version. I played the PS5 version fairly extensively at launch and have picked at it over the last few months, so I am decently familiar with how it feels. To that point, they feel close enough that the difference in speed is negligible.

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The difficulties with the visuals melt away when the matches get going, too. This game's roster of sixteen fighters all feel quite varied, offering wild takes on zoners, grapplers, rushdown, and other archetypes. What I mean by "wild" is that full-screen attacks and grabs feel like the norm in this fighter. Troubleshooter's above-mentioned Get On Fire covers almost the entire screen with a cannon blast. Kunoichi can summon a flaming tornado that's the full height of the screen and the fling it all the way across the arena at you. It feels like EVERYONE has massive, long-range moves like this.

The result is that every DNF Duel match feels chaotic and explosive. When you're trying to rush in to smack Inquisitor, she suddenly drops a massive spinning saw wheel in the middle of the arena, cutting through your health. Take a step against Ranger and he'll just shoot you from most of the way across the screen. Or throw the guns at you which then shoot you as well. It seems like everyone is a bit of a zoner because they all have these massive hitboxes or can hit you from half-screen or further. I feel like you always have to be playing very carefully or extremely aggressively with little in-between.

I enjoy the mayhem, to be honest. You even have to learn to be aggressive in your defense, dash blocking (or using the game's defensive roll) to keep approaching to pull off your attacks, or doing so to bait out your enemy's slow moves so you can punish their recovery. It feels like I'm always pushing forward when I play it, as sitting around playing defensively will just get you beat down from these huge moves. Plus, it's not like you don't have your own wacky moveset that can stomp opponents from afar. It also means you really need to know what your foes can do, though, lest you walk into something that chews you to pieces. Not that this isn't true of most fighters, but it feels a bit more like a vital requirement here.

While just about everyone has a powerful moveset in DNF Duel (poor Grappler, being a grappler, feels short-changed in a game where he has to get close to all of these long-range fighters), there is a limit on what you can do. Each character has an MP gauge under their health bar that fuels many of your most damaging strikes. This starts at one hundred and drains fairly quickly as you use it, but will also refill back to one hundred over time. It charges pretty fast, and has a way to speed it up if you need access to your best abilities faster. You can't just spam your strongest abilities, so this MP bar does put SOME limitation on how hard you can go after someone.

There are some quirks to the bar, though. The game ties special moves to the usual quarter circle + button inputs, but you can also just hold a direction and hit your MP Skill Button to pull off those same powerful moves. The catch is that your MP bar will start to recharge faster if you do the more complex input. This is wonderful for beginners as they can do cool attacks very easily, and offers a small reward for people who'd rather do the full input or who are more practiced at those full inputs. It also allows skilled players the option to choose which they wish to use in a pinch, opting for the simpler, faster moves at the cost of some MP recharge if they need something that second. It's a sharp, flexible system that offers a lot regardless of skill level.

Your MP bar has a few more elements to it in DNF Duel. If you drain yourself of more MP than you have available, the game will typically still let you do the move as long as you have a few MP left to start it. However, you'll go into a temporary Exhaustion state where it takes a while before your MP recharges. This can put you in huge trouble, but you can also decide if it's worth the risk to go for that final haymaker if your opponent is low on health. Also, you can charge up to two hundred MP by taking damage in the fight, which can cause some unexpected upsets if you're getting paddled by your opponent and then just unload on them.

As you get roughed up, you'll note that some of the damage you take is represented by a white bar that doesn't immediately drain. This is White Health, and if you avoid getting hit for a bit, it will start to regenerate. Get smacked from an MP-based attack and you'll lose it all, though. Just the same, this encourages players to stay mentally invested in the fight, even if their health is getting low because a portion of it can be recovered if you make a few smart plays. And since you'll likely have extra MP since you've been getting hit, you can cause a big turnaround and gain most of your health back at surprising moments.

A further mechanic, Awakening, can also make the match swing back in your direction when you're losing. When players get to thirty percent health or below in DNF Duel, they enter Awakening state, which activates some skills unique to that character. Berserker starts absorbing life from the damage he deals (twenty percent). Striker does increased damage to the opponent's health and guard. You also gain access to a single powerful Awakening Skill that you can use once a round. They aren't invincible and they cancel out your Awakening state bonuses, so you want to be VERY sure you're going to hit with them. If you do, though, they tend to just maul your opponent's health, cutting through any lead they might have.

These mechanics really increase the mayhem as you play this fighter. You have moves that cover huge portions of the screen, players can easily get the drop on one another from across big distances. Even if someone does that to you, though, you might just take the damage as White Health and be able to recover it if you're careful. Your opponent can do the same, though, so you might drop them into Awakening state when you have a huge health lead and then get slammed with their most powerful move, bringing you right down to their level. It always feels like you're one mistake away from disaster and one smart move away from getting the upper hand. It keeps you fully engaged throughout each match.

That said, that chaos also seems to undo some of my interest in taking DNF Duel seriously. Since all of the fighters have long-range movesets and huge abilities that come out often, they don't feel quite as special. I know technique is still important to playing the game well at high levels, but at my skill level, it mainly feels like a race to do the biggest move, or that it can be a little too easy to juggle someone to death despite the systems. It feels a little too loose and wild for my tastes, which makes it great for something to play recreationally. It's just not something I feel I want to commit to and learn to play very well.

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It's still very solid for that, though. As I said, the characters all feel pretty wild, so there's lots of fun to be had in just playing around with them and seeing who you like. You can take that knowledge to battle local opponents, or try out the single player Arcade, Story, and Survival Modes. Story mode is extremely dull, as the plot is utterly uninteresting fantasy drivel. It takes place over the same number of matches as Arcade Mode, but that story drags it down, so you're better off just playing Arcade Mode. Story Mode is also painfully easy, so if you want any kind of challenge, you'll want to do Arcade. Survival pits you against endless foes until you fall, so it's a good way to see if your skills are growing. They're serviceable modes that will do you well if you just want to goof off with the game alone.

As for the online matches, they unfortunately could not be tested at the time of this review. They run well on the PS5 from my personal experience, but that doesn't tell us much about how well they run on the Switch. However, it's been confirmed that the Switch version will not have rollback netcode, so you won't be seeing as smooth a performance on Switch Online as you do with other platforms. If online is a major concern for you, you'll want to look at playing on other consoles.

You do gain some currency and unlockables from playing through the various modes of DNF Duel. You can unlock artwork, avatars for online, and some videos, but it's not a whole lot that's very interesting. I earned enough for nearly half of the unlockable artwork after one run at story mode and one run at arcade mode, so it won't give you much to unlock. It's a little something, but don't expect to have much to work towards.

DNF Duel excels at being over-the-top. With its huge moves and various turnabout mechanics, it makes each match feel like a wild spectacle where anyone can take the win in the end. It keeps you invested in each match, but at the same time, that chaos in each character starts to make things feel a little too chaotic for you to want to get a firm grip on it and do well at it. It's just a bit too wacky, which results in a fantastic game for some pick-up play, but not something I, personally, want to play long-term.

Specific to the Switch version, it plays at a fine pace, but its blurry characters can be hard on the eyes. That, and the lack of rollback netcode, make it the clearly inferior release out of all the platforms it's on. It's a solid release if you have no other choice, but if you DO have a choice, get it on anything but the Switch.

DNF Duel is available now on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC.

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Siliconera Thursday, April 20, 2023 2:30 PM

Saki & Final Fantasy XIV manga collab in English. Image via FFXIV Twitter.

Square Enix released a new crossover manga in English between Final Fantasy XIV and the mahjong manga Saki. Throughout its six chapters, this comicshows how Saki and her friends start playing the MMORPG and get used to its in-game mahjong. This manga collaboration first released in Japan in January 2021, but had not been officially translated until now.

Here's the announcement from the Final Fantasy XIV official Twitter account.


During the first few chapters, the members of the Kiyosumi High School mahjong club begin playing Final Fantasy XIV on the advice of the club president. This special prominently features elements such as getting used to the controls, learning about the game's many activities, and learning how to play the in-game mahjong minigame.

Saki follows the story of Saki Miyanaga, a high school girl who gradually discovers the fun of mahjong by joining the competitive scene at the invitation of a classmate. Both chapters 0 and 1 are free to read at Manga Up right now online on PC.

Final Fantasy XIV positioned itself as a platform for online multiplayer mahjong. As an example of the ongoing support in this area, Square Enix holds a mahjong tournament every year with special guests, such as Producer and Director Naoki "Yoshi-P" Yoshida for the 2022 edition.

Final Fantasy XIV is available on the PC, PS4, and PS5. Players can unlock the in-game mahjong at level 15 in the Gold Saucer. The Saki & Final Fantasy XIV collaboration manga is currently available via Manga Up.

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Siliconera Thursday, April 20, 2023 2:00 PM

The King of Fighters XV Demo Comes to PS5

It will now be easier for PS4 and PS5 players to try The King of Fighters XV before buying it, as SNK announced a new demo. The PlayStation Store trial is notable for the number of characters. 15 people from the full roster are present. You can't go online with it, but someone can take part in offline Versus matches or test out the Training mode.

Here's the full list of who will be available to use. New characters Dolores and Isla will be playable. The only teams where all three members are playable in the demo are Hero Team, Rival Team, and Sacred Treasures Team.

  • Athena Asamiya (Super Heroine Team)
  • Benimaru Nikaido (Hero Team)
  • Chizuru Kagura (Sacred Treasures Team)
  • Chris (Orochi Team)
  • Dolores (Rival Team)
  • Heidern (Rival Team)
  • Iori Yagami (Sacred Treasures Team)
  • Isla (Rival Team)
  • Kula Diamond (Krohnen Team)
  • Kyo Kusanagi (Sacred Treasures Team)
  • Mai Shiranui (Super Heroine Team)
  • Meitenkun (Hero Team)
  • Ryo Sakazaki (Art of Fighting Team)
  • Shun'ei (Hero Team)
  • Terry Bogard (Fatal Fury Team)

SNK also noted this is a self-contained trial. Someone won't be able to save data, then carry over progress to a full copy of the game.

This comes ahead of more waves of KOF XV character DLC. Kim Kaphwan launched in April 2023. Sylvie Paula Paula, Goenitz, and Najd are also all eventually on the way, with Goenitz being a free character for all players.

The King of Fighters XV is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the new PS4 and PS5 demo is out now.

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Siliconera Thursday, April 20, 2023 1:30 PM

Rose and Camellia Switch port

The biggest slapfest of the Taisho era is nigh, as Playism has announced a Summer 2023 release for the Rose and Camellia Nintendo Switch port. This port will include the original Reiko campaign, as well as three new stories. You'll be able to play as other Tsubakikoji family members in these new scenarios. That means players will be slapping new characters in the game.

Indie World JP uploaded a trailer for the Nintendo Switch port of Rose and Camellia onto its Twitter account. There is a very retro and grainy filter over the voice-over. It also notes that this version of the game will have voice-overs as well. Each girl will say a pre-slap line or cry out in pain.


Rose and Camellia was originally a 2008 Flash slapping game that you could play on your browser. In 2020, it appeared on mobile phones as an app. The story of Rose and Camellia follows Reiko Tsubakikoji, who is the widowed wife of the Tsubakikoji's eldest son. After his death, blood relatives of the family attempt to take her inheritance from her and she slaps them into submission.

The Rose and Camellia Nintendo Switch port (whose official title can translate to Rose and Camellia: Most Luxurious and Elegant Version) will come out in Japan in Summer 2023. There is no news on an English localization yet.

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Siliconera Thursday, April 20, 2023 1:00 PM

Tales of Festival 2023

Flow, Deen, and Bonnie Pink will perform at Tales of Festival 2023. This news came from the cast announcement stream on Bandai Namco's official YouTube channel. Masaya Onosaka, who voices Zelos from Tales of Symphonia, was the host of the stream alongside Viva-kun.

All three artists performed multiple songs for the Tales series over the years. Flow sang the openings for Tales of Berseria and Tales of Zestiria the X. Meanwhile, Deen contributed songs for Tales of Destiny, Tales of Hearts R, and Tales of the Rays. Finally, Bonnie Pink sang the openings for Tales of Vesperia and Tales of Asteria. 

As for the cast, there will be quite a number of guests from basically all of the Tales games over the two days. On June 10, 2023, some of the guests will include Kosuke Toriumi (Yuri from Tales of Vesperia), Takuya Sato (Alphen from Tales of Arise), and Ryohei Kimura (Sorey from Tales of Zestiria). On June 11, 2023, people like Ryo Hirohashi (Shirley from Tales of Legendia), Takashi Kondo (Ludger from Tales of Xillia 2), and Yui Ishikawa (Misella from Tales of Crestoria) will show up.


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Tales of Festival will take place in Japan on June 10-11, 2023. You'll be able to order tickets in advance online between April 20, 2023 and May 7, 2023. Aside from the live event, there'll be exclusive merchandise to purchase during Tales of Festival 2023.

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Siliconera Thursday, April 20, 2023 12:30 PM

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 DLC Matthew and A

Nintendo released new information about the combat abilities of Matthew and A, two of the main characters in the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Future Redeemed DLC. Matthew is a Martial Artist that uses the Ouroboros Knuckle as his weapon of choice. Meanwhile, A is a Monado Fencer, and she can use her Monado to share Visions of the immediate future with the party.


Matthew, the new protagonist in the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Future Redeemed DLC, can shower his enemies with a relentless barrage of blows. His Talent Art is Gigantic Beat, a downward thrusting ground punch that hits enemies in an area, and recharges his Arts cooldown by 50% on hit.


A is a mysterious figure wielding a Monado and wearing Ontos' (also known as Alvis in Xenoblade Chronicles) Core Crystal as an earring. While her relationship to Alvis and the Trinity Processor is a mystery, her Talent Art allows her to share Visions of the future with the party, the same as Alvis did for Shulk. During the time of her Visions, her Talent Art changes to Vanishing End, a swift piercing attack that ignore enemy defenses.

A's Vanishing End Talent Art recharges normally by using role actions. However, she can also fully charge her Talent Art by using Light Field during Vision time. The number of Visions A can use are limited per encounter, as indicated by the blue charges above her Talent Art gauge.

Additionally, Nintendo also shared a video of the party in Future Redeemed walking somewhere on Aionios.


The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Future Redeemed DLC will release with Wave 4 of the Expansion Pass on April 25, 2023. The base Xenoblade Chronicles 3 game is needed to play the expansion.

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     One of the most important buildings on your farm in Stardew Valley is the greenhouse. This is one of the only places where you can grow crops every day, no matter the season. Players will first see the greenhouse at the start of the game in horrible condition. After either repairing it with the help […]

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     If you love overhauling your house or base, crafting new furniture, or leveling your carpentry skill, then nails are small materials that play a significant role in those tasks. Do you know all the ways to acquire nails? Recommended Read: Best Places to Build a Base in Project Zomboid This article will show you how […]

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     Tales from Myriad, a new fantasy tabletop-roleplaying game, is now on Kickstarter, having raised over $14,000 so far. The game, which has 28 days left in its campaign, was fully funded in just eight hours after launching with an initial goal of $10,000. Designed for both new and experienced players, Tales from Myriad is a …

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     Are you ready to face your fears and nightmares? The Nightstalkers are back, and they are better than ever before. These gruesome monsters and creatures have undergone a fantastic facelift, and the new hard plastic Butchers and Reapers are sure to make your skin crawl. But that's not all! The Nightstalker Ambush Starter Set is …

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     Capsicum Games' new board game, Fighters of Europe, has surpassed its initial funding goal on Kickstarter within 47 minutes of launching the campaign. The game has already raised over €66,000, exceeding its initial €20,000 goal with 27 days left to go. The campaign ends on May 18. Following the success of their previous game, Fighters …

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     Pathfinder fans, get ready for a new adventure with Wake the Dead, the latest installment in the Pathfinder comic series. Written by Fred Van Lente and published by Dynamite, this new series takes a different approach from the previous volumes. Wake the Dead introduces a new party of Iconic PCs, featuring characters of different classes. …

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A new trailer for the update was also released.

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The trailer showcases several enemies and levels

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Last year, the two companies announced their partnership to publish a multiplayer game.

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     After teasing the game during the 2022 Game Awards and giving the game a proper…