Kotaku Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:40 PM
Kotaku Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:30 PM
During the Starfield Direct at Summer Game Fest, executive producer Todd Howard interrupted the 437 hours of game footage to ask if anyone fancied buying one of these 'ere watches he had for sale. Surreptitiously opening his coat, while furtively looking around for cops, he said not to worry if the real gold straps…
Kotaku Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:30 PM
Remember when we thought that Starfield was going to be a $60 role-playing game that was going to come out in 2022? Good times. While we'll have to wait until September 6th to take to the stars, explore its 1,000 worlds, and listen to its 250,000 lines of dialogue, we now have a much better sense of what you'll…
Kotaku Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:15 PM
Alongside a new trailer at Xbox's Summer Game Fest showcase, a September 26 release date, and a closer look at Luther actor Idris Elba as Solomon Reed, CD Projekt Red also confirmed Cyberpunk 2077's Phantom Liberty expansion will cost $29.99. An inaccurate $35 price leaked ahead of time, however, and the internet had…
Kotaku Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:00 PM
After spending an hour in Cyberpunk 2077's one and only expansion Phantom Liberty, it feels like the spy thriller side story is the actualization of a narrative everyone hasbeen touting in the years since the game's disastrous launch. Many, including Kotaku's own Luke Plunkett, have argued that no amount of technical…
Kotaku Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:52 PM
As has started becoming the norm for a lot of companies, Bethesda gave players a chance to get early access to Starfield by purchasing one of its more expensive editions. This includes the Constellation Edition, which will let you play Bethesda's sci-fi RPG five days before it launches on September 6.
Kotaku Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:43 PM
The saga of the Starfield Xbox controller has been going on for months, but we now have our first official look at the sleek retro-sci-fi-style gamepad and its corresponding headset from the extended Starfield direct at Microsoft's Xbox showcase. They might just be my favorite-looking Xbox accessories yet.
Kotaku Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:35 PM
Kotaku Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:35 PM
Today, June 11, Xbox took the stage during Geoff Keighley's big, not-E3 Summer Game Fest 2023 extravaganza to show off the future of Xbox and Game Pass. Microsoft has struggled in recent years to release big hits and this year's Redfall flop didn't help right the ship. So today was a big deal for the company as it…
Kotaku Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:59 PM
Overwatch 2 has been in a bit of a bad spot after Blizzard recently announced it was gutting the game's promised PvE modes. But for those who were wondering about the story missions the company showed off when it revealed the game in 2019, they can rest somewhat easy: Overwatch story still exists, and we got a new…
Kotaku Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:50 PM
The quintessential role-playing game Persona 3 is getting a remake, and later sequel Persona 5 is getting another spin-off game, developer Atlus revealed at Xbox Games Showcase. Fans were already braced for this news—leakers predicted it earlier this week, and if that weren't enough, Atlus accidentally posted it on…
Kotaku Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:35 PM
Kotaku Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:35 PM
Is Ubisoft making a massive new blockbuster that actually has a great story and interesting characters? Star Wars Outlaws certainly makes it look that way. The open-world sci-fi game from the publisher's Division 2 studio revealed itself to the world at Microsoft's Xbox Showcase, and it looks incredible so far.
Kotaku Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:15 PM
Today, during Summer Game Fest 2023, we got a very brief look at the next big Fable game via newly released CG, featuring The IT Crowd's Richard Ayoade, plus a blink-and-you'll-miss-it glimpse of in-game footage. The latest reveal of this much-delayed upcoming RPG happened during today's Xbox and Bethesda Not-E3 video…
Kotaku Sunday, June 11, 2023 11:00 AM
When the original Max Payne was ported to consoles in late 2001, I couldn't get a copy fast enough. I wasn't a PC gamer at the time, and so for a while I could only enjoy Max Payne through the internet and TechTV at the time. I was transfixed by the graphics and luscious time-slowing bullet time gameplay on display.…
PCGamesN Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:33 PM
Bethesda's Starfield showcase reveals that you'll have the delightful opportunity to become a sandwich bandit in the space adventure. With the Starfield release date rapidly approaching, every opportunity to get another glimpse into the universe of Starfield is a blessing from Todd Howard himself.
Continue reading Starfield lets you become a sandwich banditMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield ship design, Starfield Game Pass
PCGamesN Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:26 PM
Starfield Shattered Space is the first DLC for Bethesda's mammoth RPG game. With the Starfield release date already getting closer and the Xbox showcase giving us our most comprehensive look at the game yet, Starfield is set to be a big event.
Continue reading Starfield Shattered Space is the game's first DLCMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield ship design, Starfield Game Pass
PCGamesN Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:18 PM
Picking the perfect PC controller isn't as easy as it once was, but the PowerA Moga XP-Ultra Wireless Controller is an attempt to solve a very modern problem.
Back in the day, you might have two different gaming systems – usually a PC and a console. Microsoft made this one easy to solve, as the best Xbox controllers are cross-compatible with PCs. But what about a pad that also works with the cloud? Your phone? Your smart TV?
The PowerA Moga XP-Ultra Wireless Controller promises to be the one best PC controller pad to rule them all. In theory, you can start playing on your console, go from the couch to the cloud by picking up on your phone, then get to someone else's house and resume playing on a PC or even a compatible smart TV.
It's a controller built for all eventualities, then – something that is echoed by its modular design. The pad includes an attachable phone mount, turning your handset into a handheld, and it also features detachable grips, reducing the footprint for playing on the go or giving you an option if you prefer the size of old-school controllers.
Continue reading PowerA Moga XP-Ultra Wireless Controller review
PCGamesN Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:32 PM
The Starfield showcase is here, and Bethesda has finally unveiled all of the different editions available for its newest RPG game. If you want a serious swag bag, check out what each Starfield edition offers ahead of the full Starfield release date.
Continue reading Starfield Constellation Edition comes with a watch and the first DLCMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield ship design, Starfield Game Pass
PCGamesN Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:29 PM
Starfield had a massive showcase at the Xbox summer reveal livestream, so we've broken down everything we spotted while watching. As Starfield isn't far off now, and Bethesda's newest RPG game is set to be one of the biggest releases of 2023, you should keep it locked to the Starfield release date to know more.
Continue reading 35 things we learned at the Starfield showcaseMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield ship design, Starfield Game Pass
PCGamesN Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:19 PM
Clockwork Revolution looks so much like BioShock Infinite at first glance, I wasn't quite sure how best to describe it, but its Butterfly Effect-like timeline meddling has me curious. A new steampunk RPG game from inXile, the team behind Wasteland 3, Clockwork Revolution is a time-bending adventure set in a bustling metropolis called Avalon.
Continue reading Clockwork Revolution is BioShock Infinite meets The Butterfly Effect
PCGamesN Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:42 PM
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty made an appearance at the Xbox and Starfield showcase, as the RPG game DLC got a brand new trailer and an appearance from the one and only Keanu Reeves. With the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty release date closing in, we've got everything new you need to know about Cyberpunk 2077 right here.
Continue reading Keanu Reeves is back for this Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty trailerMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Cyberpunk 2077 review, Best Cyberpunk 2077 mods, Buy Cyberpunk 2077
PCGamesN Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:58 PM
Overwatch 2 shows us a look at the upcoming PvE missions and events we can expect in the upcoming Overwatch 2 Invasion. It's not been long since the dramatic reveal that the Overwatch 2 PvE release date wouldn't feature the long-promised skill trees, but now we've gotten a look at what the story missions and events will actually look like when they arrive in the FPS game, with some real cutscenes.
Continue reading Overwatch 2 Invasion begins the PvE story as it heads to Game PassMORE FROM PCGAMESN: All Overwatch 2 characters, Best Overwatch 2 settings, Overwatch 2 tier list
PCGamesN Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:39 PM
Like A Dragon Infinite Wealth was shown off at the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, as the excellent RPG game series is set for multiple entries over the next 12 months. Like A Dragon 8 also got a release window, on top of Ichiban Kasuga's butt cheeks.
Continue reading Like a Dragon 8 gets a name and Ichiban butt cheeksMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best open-world games, Best RPG games on PC, Best crime games
PCGamesN Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:36 PM
Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 is coming in 2024, and it looks as ominous as we'd expect. The Xbox Games Showcase has given us a much deeper look at Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2, the upcoming psychological action-adventure game from Ninja Theory.
Continue reading Hear Hellblade 2's ominous whispers as Senua's Saga is set for 2024
PCGamesN Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:24 PM
Avowed has been revealed in full at the Xbox Games Showcase. The long-awaited Avowed, from Fallout New Vegas and Outer Worlds developer Obsidian Entertainment, takes the team's touted talent for storytelling to a Elder Scrolls-like fantasy RPG game world, for the Skyrim/Obsidian crossover we always wanted but had never had... until now.
PCGamesN Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:58 PM
Payday 3 made an appearance at the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, as a brand-new action-packed trailer showed off how you'll be playing the FPS game with friends, as a release date was confirmed alongside news about a Payday 3 PC Game Pass release.
Continue reading Payday 3's hectic heist action is coming to Game PassMORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best co-op games on PC, The best crime games on PC, The best FPS games
PCGamesN Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:15 PM
Star Wars Outlaws is Ubisoft's long-awaited take on the eponymous galaxy far away, and centres on a female figure who looks to be some sort of... outlaw. Revealed at the Xbox Games Showcase, expect to see more of Star Wars Outlaws at the Ubisoft Forward event on Monday, June 12, but we've got a first look right now.
Continue reading Star Wars Outlaws is Ubisoft's journey to a galaxy far away
PCGamesN Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:52 PM
Fable 4 finally reappeared at the Xbox and Starfield showcase today, as the classic RPG game has promised to make a return - with Richard Ayoade in tow. While you wait for the Fable 4 release date, we've got everything you need to know about Fable 4 right here.
Continue reading Fable 4 trailer features a witty Richard AyoadeMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Fable 4 release date, Best RPG games, Best story games
PCGamesN Sunday, June 11, 2023 12:11 PM
The Starfield showcase is almost here, and to celebrate our best look at the new Bethesda RPG game yet we at PCGamesN have made an online bingo card, in an effort to make our watch along even more entertaining. With the Starfield release date looming overhead, there's no better time to dive in.
Continue reading Join us for a game of Starfield showcase bingoMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield release date, Starfield ship design, Starfield Game Pass
PCGamesN Sunday, June 11, 2023 11:37 AM
The Spirit of the Samurai blends the gorgeous 2D Metroidvania stylings of Ori and the Will of the Wisps with the demonic undead hordes and Japanese Oni of action-adventure games such as Nioh 2. Stepping into the shoes of a human samurai, a Kodama, and a tiny cat, The Spirit of the Samurai has you fight and evade horrific lovecraftian nightmares in stunning stop-motion combat as you protect your village from an encroaching onslaught.
Continue reading Ori meets Nioh in stunning stop-motion Metroidvania gameMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best action-adventure games, Best indie games, Best platform games
PCGamesN Sunday, June 11, 2023 10:28 AM
Fallout creator Tim Cain has uploaded another great video to his YouTube channel talking about the games, books, films, and shows that influenced the creation of the RPG game's post-apocalyptic universe, with some really unlikely picks. If you want yet another great peek behind the curtain of the Fallout series creation, we've got a treat for you.
Continue reading Fallout creator reveals his most surprising influencesMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best RPG games, Best old games, Fallout 5 release date
PCGamesN Sunday, June 11, 2023 8:42 AM
New concept art and details for long-known canceled Half-Life games have been revealed, as there have been many spin-offs in the Valve FPS game series that haven't seen a proper release over the last two decades. These canceled Half-Life games never saw the light of day for vastly different reasons, but getting even just a little bit of new information about them is absolutely incredible.
Continue reading Canceled Half-Life games explored in concept art treasure troveMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Whatever happened to Half-Life 3?, Best old games, Best FPS games
PCGamesN Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:20 PM
What is the best PC controller? These pads really push our buttons in a good way, each offering a great alternative to the classic clicker and clacker. We've spent hours testing all these buttons, triggers, pedals, and more, and just as long writing up reviews on all these peripherals to help you find the perfect gamepad fit.
Continue reading Best PC controller 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best graphics card, Best gaming PC, Best SSD for gaming
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:46 PM
I do love me a game from The Chinese Room, and Still Wakes The Deep looks to be a right old trip. Announced during the Xbox Games Showcase at this year's not-E3, this first-person horror adventure casts you as a worker on an off-shore industrial oil rig and something seems to have slithered aboard from the depths. Check out the trailer below for some major chills.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:42 PM
Don't Nod are really out here publishing games aren't they? They've already got their ghost-hunting RPG Banishers: Ghosts Of New Eden on the go, and there's also the recently released Harmony: The Fall Of Reverie, and now they've announced dizzying climbing adventure Jusant. You can watch the trailer below, but if you're scared of heights then maybe give this one a miss. Hey, I'm just looking out for you.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:39 PM
We Happy Few devs reveal South Of Midnight, a new action-adventure set in a magical realist American South
I love magical realist Southern Gothics. Kentucky Route Zero, Norco, and Where The Water Tastes Like Wine are some of my favourite games, so Compulsion Games' South Of Midnight immediately has my attention. Announced during the Xbox Games Showcase 2023 as part of not-E3, this new action-adventure looks like it's got major bite and you can check out the trailer below.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:34 PM
Arguably the main event of this year's NotE3 and Summer Game Fest season, tonight's Xbox Games Showcase had more fresh game announcements than you can shake a Series X at. If you missed it or just want a handy recap of every new trailer that went down, we've got you covered. Here's everything that was announced at the Xbox Games Showcase 2023.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:33 PM
2017's Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice did well critically and commercially, and it wasn't a huge surprise when Senua's Saga: Hellblade II was revealed three years back. It's been a little while since we heard more from it, but a cinematic trailer cropped up at tonight's Xbox Games Showcase, and wouldn't you know it, but we got a release window for 2024.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:25 PM
Avowed was announced back in 2020 when a brief teaser trailer made it look like Obsidian's take on Skyrim. A gameplay trailer shown during this evening's Xbox Games Showcase did little to contradict that notion, aside from the non-snowy setting, I suppose, making it seem like Obsidian's take on Oblivion instead.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:18 PM
When Clockwork Revolution's announcement trailer started playing in the Xbox Games Showcase today, I almost thought was a follow-up to BioShock Infinite. An opulent oversaturated city with a hanging railway, heaps of gadgets, a taunting antagonist, a protagonist with reality-altering powers, and a giant baddy with a gunarm? Surely BioShock? Nope! It's a new first-person steampunk RPG from InXile Entertainment, the makers of Torment: Tides Of Numenera. And two of its lead developers worked at Troila on their steampunk RPG, Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura. Come have a watch.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:00 PM
I've spent around an hour with Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, the one and only expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 starring your boy Idris Elba. Yes, I saw him in the game, and yes, he fits in great. But what really struck me about the new DLC was how it had morphed the overall combat into a chunkier, more flavoursome affair. Whereas before your guns had about as much impact as the buzz of your phone in silent mode, they now feel like they've got some real weight behind each trigger pull. The new area of Dogtown is pretty sweet, too.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:54 PM
It's probably quite difficult, after you've mapped more or less the entire planet, to work out what to add to a Microsoft Flight Simulator sequel. The answer turns out to be: jobs.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 was revealed at tonight's Xbox Showcase and it'll include the ability to not only fly all sorts of aerial vehicles, but to fly them with purpose - whether an air ambulance, aerial firefighting, crop dusting, hot air ballooning, or about a dozen other roles.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:38 PM
I'm a fan of Monkey Island, as many of you know, and so hearing the opening bars of the Monkey Island theme during the Xbox Games Showcase tonight was an instant little serotonin booster. Turns out Sea Of Thieves is finally doing the most obvious pirate crossover ever with a free three-part Tall Tale expansion called The Legend Of Monkey Island. Featuring many of your favourite Monkey Island characters (including Murray the demonic talking skull), the first part of The Legend Of Monkey Island will arrive on July 20th - and will be on Game Pass on day one.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:29 PM
A new trailer for Cyberpunk 2077's Phantom Liberty announces a release date of September 26th. It also gives a glimpse of what's waiting for V as she ventures into the brand new district of Dogtown to rescue the president. I hope so much for a gang of wild skateboarders. The trailer also introduces us to the new character played by Idris Elba (Stringer Bell in The Wire, Luther in Luther, Knuckles in Sonic The Hedgehog 2).
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:24 PM
Cities: Skylines 2 was revealed a few months ago, but with only a CG trailer and not many details. Now there's a new in-game trailer and at least a vague sense of what the citybuilding sequel will do differently than its venerable, many DLC'd predecessor. Mainly: bigger cities, more simulated cities, prettier cities.
It also brought news of a release date: October 24th.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:06 PM
MMO raids can be some of the most satisfying experiences in multiplayer gaming, so it's a shame that they're so often one of the last things you gain access to after a whole lot of time and grinding. That makes me very interested in 33 Immortals, the newly announced next game from Jotun and Spiritfarer studio Thunder Lotus. It's a 33-player cooperative action roguelikelike which they say offers "ultra-fast runs through a streamlined distillation of the MMO raid experience," with "pick-up and raid" matchmaking. Huh!
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:46 PM
At tonight's Xbox showcase, there was a first proper look at upcoming heist 'em up sequel Payday 3. To skip to the end: it looks a lot like past Paydays, inasmuch as it's a co-op first-person shooter that's less about clever breaking and entering and more about mowing down waves of cops.
The trailer also came with a release date: September 21st.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:45 PM
It is still weird that Microsoft started making a new Fable only a few short years after closing the studio which created the fantasy RPG series, Lionhead. But they are, a new trailer from NotE3 reminds us. The trailer doesn't show much of the Fable reboot being made by Forza Horizon studio Playground Games, but it does star a digtal Richard Ayoade, so I'm not complaining. He's nice, that Richard Ayoade. Come meet his digidouble in the new trailer.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:44 PM
Tonight yet another Star Wars game was revealed, this time coming from Lucasfilm (but they all come from them, technically) and Ubisoft. Star Wars Outlaws is, being an Ubi game, an open world adventure where you play as Kay Vess - the Han-Solo-but-a-girl I reference in my headline - and Kay's best alien pal Nix "as they attempt one of the greatest heists the Outer Rim has ever seen." Outlaws was revealed tonight at the Xbox Games Showcase with a trailer that had an extended opening metaphor bit about gambling that was trite enough for me to assume it was a trailer for the Quantic Dream Star Wars game. BUT. I do like the look of Outlaws (currently slated for 2024).
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, June 11, 2023 10:41 AM
Welcome to our PC Gaming Show liveblog, where we'll be bringing you some extremely live coverage of PC Gamer's contribution to the current NotE3/Summer Game Fest proceedings. If it's anything like last year's, the 2023 PC Gaming Show will be a breathless barrage of PC-focused game announcements, reveals, and trailers – and myself and Liam will be on hand to relay them all, one or two lines at a time.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Sunday, June 11, 2023 10:41 AM
We're rolling out the liveblog widget once again for today's Xbox Games Showcase, as well as the Starfield-focused Starfield Direct, which will follow immediately after. And will be about Starfield. Come join us – we'll be up and running just before Microsoft's main showcase begins at 6pm BST / 1pm EDT / 10am PDT.
Twinfinite Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:13 PM
Probably incredibly pricey, but undeniably cool.
Twinfinite Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:12 PM
What wonders will you find in Starfield's map?
Twinfinite Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:10 PM
Create the Starfield character of your dreams.
Twinfinite Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:53 PM
How do you want to traverse the stars?
Twinfinite Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:51 PM
Starship fuel is limited in Starfield, so choose your path wisely.
Twinfinite Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:47 PM
Will you stay in the bounds of the law, or adventure out of the realm of safety?
Twinfinite Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:22 PM
A new hero approaches!
Twinfinite Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:22 PM
Get it?! No, we're not sorry!
Twinfinite Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:21 PM
Back in black!
Twinfinite Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:15 PM
You're going to have plenty of galaxy to journey through.
Twinfinite Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:04 PM
The call of the climb.
Twinfinite Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:02 PM
Avowed has you slinging magic and dual-wielding flintlock pistols.
Twinfinite Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:02 PM
Put the pedal to the metal for that first place finish.
Twinfinite Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:47 PM
Fallout of your slumber with Fallout 76: Atlantic City.
Twinfinite Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:45 PM
If you wanted to play Hades with every last one of your friends, now's your chance.
Twinfinite Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:43 PM
Down the rabbit hole again.
Twinfinite Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:41 PM
Take down the beasts of the bayou!
Twinfinite Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:37 PM
Do what it takes to get all that cold, hard cash.
Twinfinite Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:25 PM
Star Wars Outlaws was revealed on June 11.
Twinfinite Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:24 PM
Spinning a new tale of adventure.
Siliconera Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:40 PM
Following the official Persona 3 Reload announcement during the Xbox Games Showcase 2023, new voice actors for the remake revealed their roles. Not every cast member playing a character has come forward yet. However, we do know who will play Aigis, Akihiko, Fuuka, Junpei, Ken, Makoto (player avatar), Mitsuru, Shinjiro, and Yukari.
Here's the full list of Persona 3 Reload actors who will voice characters in the remake so far:
And here are their announcement tweets revealing their roles.
The Persona 3 Reload remake will come to the Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC in early 2024. It hasn't been announced for other platforms yet. The original game and its FES version appeared on the PS2. People can find Persona 3 Portable on the PS4, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.
The post New Persona 3 Reload Voice Actors Announced for Remake appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:16 PM
A massive Starfield appeared at the end of the Xbox Games Showcase 2023. In an hour-long presentation, Bethesda Studios offered insight into the different gameplay systems within the highly anticipated RPG. In addition, Microsoft revealed a new story trailer for Starfield within the Xbox Games Showcase itself.
Since Starfield is based heavily around space exploration, there's a huge emphasis on different planets and ships. Ships can be used not only to travel to different planets, but can also be used in dogfights and to board other ships, for piracy or more legal purposes. Planets will be split between procedurally generated wild planets and custom populated planets. There will be a vast cast of characters across multiple factions, including space cowboys, and the settlement of New Atlantis which is home to a group called Constellation. Bethesda claimed that New Atlantis is the biggest city they've ever built.
Customisation will be a huge part of Starfield. Bethesda showed off that ships can be customised, outposts can be built on wild planets and weapons can be modded to suit your playstyle. As with other Bethesda games, there will also be character creation, with 40 presets available that can then be adjusted as you see fit. Combat will also play a huge part, and gravity will affect your abilities during fights. A new skill system will be based around skill points to unlock abilities, and special challenges to rank these abilities up. Naturally, these challenges will increase in difficulty as you progress up the ranks.
The full presentation can be viewed here.
Bethesda will also be releasing a special smart watch releasing as part of the Starfield Constellation Edition. It connects with your phone and comes in a special display case based on the cases used by the Apollo space missions. There will also be a Premuim Edition featuring early access to the first story expansion, Shattered Space, and a digital soundtrack and art book.
In addition, Microsoft released a special limited edition controller and headset to tie in with Starfield. These are available today.
Starfield will release on September 6, 2023 for the PC and Xbox Series X.
The post New Starfield Details Revealed at Starfield Direct appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:00 PM
The Nintendo Switch Online game library for subscribers grew into a pretty stable "best of" collection. Lots of hits are there, and occasionally we even see a more niche title. We also hit the point where Game Boy and Game Boy Advance titles are there to play as well. Since there's so much to go through we decided it'd be a great time to recommend some Nintendo Switch Online games we like best.
Okay, so, my pick is a game that isn't a part of the US Nintendo Switch Online game library. I'm so glad Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War is there. It's part of the Super Famicom app in the Japanese eShop, and it's wonderful that this title is so easily accessible via the service. The only thing better is if Nintendo would do with it what it did with Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. That is, localize and release it digitally… but hopefully not for a limited time this time. — Jenni
In our age of wide emulation availability, the best part of Nintendo Switch Online's retro apps is its easy online play. Given that, the best NSO games are fun ones that are also tough or impractical to play otherwise! My pick: Mario Kart: Super Circuit, an underappreciated entry in the world's favorite franchise. It has the classic setup of the SNES original that just feels different from polygonal entries, and a ton of tracks to race. Most importantly, try as I might to change the whims of society, people just don't carry around GBAs and link cables anymore. So this is a great way to play it, and also basically the only way.
On a similar note, don't sleep on Kirby and the Amazing Mirror when that already-announced GBA game finally gets added. — Graham
I am tempted to say Phantasy Star IV, but since the game is also available through the SEGA Genesis Classics, my pick will go to a game that is available only through NSO: Wario Land 3. For a 23 year old portable game, Wario Land 3 sure feels modern and refreshing. The day and night cycle of each stage, all the different objectives, that game is a pure source of joy and dopamine. However, my answer will probably change (again,) once Nintendo drops Golden Sun and the two The Legend of Zelda Oracle games. — Daniel
One of the great things about the NSO library is its ability to bring over a bunch of import games that never originally released overseas. Since I'm in the UK, I'm very familiar with missing out on a bunch of these older games! For me, the poster child for this is EarthBound. In the SNES days, all the way up to the Wii U, it was a mythical game that we only knew about through Smash Bros. Now you can casually find it in a retro library on the Switch. As it should be, because EarthBound is a brilliant RPG full of charm and humor that we deserved to have 20 years earlier. Plus, with the Wii U eShop gone, this is now the only official way to play it in Europe, making it even more essential. Now we just need Mother 3 added to the GBA library and all will be right with the world. — Leigh
The post Which Nintendo Switch Online Games Do You Recommend? appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:20 PM
Atlus revealed at the Xbox Games Showcase 2023 the first ever trailer for the long awaited RPG Metaphor: ReFantazio, the official name for Project Re Fantasy. The game is directed by previous Persona series director Katsura Hashino. It is the first project of Atlus' Studio Zero, which formed in 2016. Composer Shoji Meguro is in charge of the music. The Japanese official website for the game is now available as well.
The trailer opens up with images of modern-day Tokyo along with the caption "What if the world we live in today is their utopia?" The game will be a turn-based RPG, and it seems like there will some sort of class system as well. The game seems to share a lot of daily life and bond creation elements with the Persona series.
You can check out the reveal trailer for the game in more detail here:
Project Re Fantasy is now Metaphor: ReFantazio, and it is currently in development for the Xbox Series X and Windows PC at Atlus' Studio Zero. It will appear sometime in 2024. The game might also appear in other platforms.
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Siliconera Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:08 PM
During the Xbox Games Showcase 2023, the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty release date was revealed. It will launch on September 26, 2023. Keanu Reeves showed up during the presentation to confirm a reappearance as Johnny Silverhand and confirmed Idris Elba's appearance again.
Here's the official Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty DLC trailer from the event:
Also, this is the official Xbox Games Showcase and Starfield Direct embed, in case you want to go back and watch the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty DLC release date announcement as it happens.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available on the PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. The Phantom Liberty DLC will arrive on September 26, 2023.
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Siliconera Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:07 PM
A new game from Life is Strange developers Dontnod was revealed at the Xbox Showcase 2023. Named Jusant, it stars a young boy and his tiny animal friend traversing a mountain. According to a follow-up tweet from Dontnod themselves, it's designed to offer "meditative vibes".
Here's the first trailer.
Jusant appears to be a game heavily focused on exploration and climbing mechanics, with much of the trailer focused on the boy climbing cliff faces and ladders. There is also a brief glimpse of a plant growth mechanic, with the boy riding a growing stem up a wall. It also appears that the boy can interact with his animal friend when they're not climbing. Being a Dontnod game, it almost certainly has a narrative focus too.
Jusant is set to release in fall 2023 for PC, Xbox Series X/S and PS5.
Siliconera Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:01 PM
The official reveal of Persona 5 Tactica, a new spin-off strategy RPG, appeared at the Xbox Games Showcase 2023, but Atlus accidentally leaked the trailer for the new game in the company's Instagram account a few days prior to the announcement. The new Persona 5 spin-off title will be a tactical RPG starring the Phantom Thieves, and it will bring new allies and playable characters as well.
The Japanese official website for Persona 5 Tactica was revealed as well. The game was initially rumored when Atlus trademarked the P5T domain in Japan. In the past, Persona spin-off reveals would often appear a few weeks after their domain were registered. Most recently, it previously happened with Persona 5 Strikers in 2020, or Persona Q2 in 2018.
You can check out the Persona 5 Tactica reveal trailer in more detail here:
As a reminder, another title recently announced as part of the Persona 5 entry is Persona 5: The Phantom X, a mobile RPG game currently in development by Perfect World Entertainment. The game received a closed beta in China that ran throughout March 29-31, 2023.
Persona 5 Tactica is currently being developed for the Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on November 17, 2023, and it will come out on November 17. 2023. The game might also appear on other platforms.
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Siliconera Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:50 PM
The name for the new entry in the Like a Dragon series is Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, and the game received a new trailer at the Xbox Games Showcase 2023. The trailer featured new protagonist Ichiban Kasuga waking up confused and naked in a beach in Hawaii. The new entry in the series will appear in early 2024.
Previously known as Like a Dragon 8, the game will be the ninth entry in the long-standing series, when counting Yakuza 0. The game was announced on September 2022 with a short announcement trailer. It was revealed that Kazuma Kiryu will appear as a dual protagonist to Ichiban as well.
You can take a better look at the new trailer for the next Like a Dragon entry in the series here:
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth will appear for Xbox Series X and Windows PC in Early 2024. Other possible launch platforms and new information about the game will appear in the RGG Summit Summer 2023
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Siliconera Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:48 PM
During the Xbox Games Showcase on June 11, 2023, Capcom debuted the world premiere trailer for Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess. There is no information on the gameplay or story as of yet. However, it looks to be an action game.
Here is the trailer for Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess:
In the trailer, we can see the samurai protagonist, who appears to have paper powers. He protects a goddess while wielding a sword that resembles a haraegushi in Shinto. When he slashes at with his sword, he leaves behind a patterned path as well. It looks like he is also able to use these abilities in non-offensive ways as well.
According to the description on the video, an "epic clash between the spirit realm and mortal man" will be the focus of the plot. It will also feature traditional Japanese aesthetics, which is evident in design of the sword.
Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess will come out on Xbox Series X and Xbox Game Pass.
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Siliconera Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:46 PM
A new trailer for Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 ended up revealed at the Xbox Showcase 2023. This trailer focuses on Senua herself, as she continues to battle with the voices that were present in the first Hellblade. Ninja Theory and Microsoft also confirmed a 2024 release for the game.
The new trailer sees Senua enter a strange cave containing strange patterns and a dark voice similar to the first game's Shadow. It suggests that the themes of psychosis that were present in the first game will continue in the sequel. Very little gameplay was shown off, instead focusing entirely on this single scene. However, gameplay for Hellblade 2 has been seen in previous announcements, including plenty of behind the scenes info from Ninja Theory.
Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 will release for Xbox Series X/S and PC in 2024.
Siliconera Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:35 PM
Microsoft and Obsidian revealed the first gameplay for Avowed at the Xbox Showcase 2023. The new trailer showed off a variety of gameplay mechanics and scenes. They also revealed a release window of 2024.
The premise of Avowed was revealed through the narration of the trailer. You have been sent by an emperor to investigate a land infected by a mysterious plague. Based on the gameplay shown, you'll get to fight off various beasts using a sword, magic powers and some dual pistols.
Avowed was first revealed at Xbox's July 2020 Showcase, but this is the first we've seen of the game in depth.
Avowed will release for Xbox Series X and PC via Steam in 2024. It will be available via Xbox Game Pass.
Siliconera Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:25 PM
Developer Compulsion Games revealed its new game South of Midnight during the Xbox Games Showcase 2023. The announcement trailer showcased a mysterious banjo player named Shakin' Bones. A woman called Hazel approached him and asked him to cash in a favor he owed her. There is no release window for the game yet, though it will appear in Xbox Series X|S and PC. Additionally, the game will appear on Xbox and PC Game Pass on launch.
You can check out in detail the announcement trailer for South of Midnight here:
Compulsion Games is also known for having developed puzzle-platformer Contrast, released in 2013, and the 2018 survival game We Happy Few.
South of Midnight will come out for the Xbox Series X and Windows PC via Steam. It will also appear on Xbox and PC Game Pass on launch. There is no information on a release date or release window for the game yet.
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Siliconera Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:21 PM
During the Xbox Showcase stream on June 12, 2023, Ubisoft showed a trailer for Star Wars: Outlaws. It reintroduces characters from previous Star Wars games, as well as introduces Kay Vess. This will be the very first open-world Star Wars game.
The trailer showed Kay escaping from the bar after Storm Troopers find her. She has a little alien companion with her, and it looks as if you can explore a variety of planets. It will bring back Jalen, who was an NPC from Star Wars Galaxies. A gameplay trailer will appear at Ubisoft Forward, where we will be able to check out what Kay can do.
You can watch the trailer for Star Wars: Outlaws here:
Star Wars: Outlaws is in development and will come out for the Xbox Series X in 2024. A gameplay walkthrough reveal will be at Ubisoft Forward, which will take place on June 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET.
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Siliconera Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:16 PM
Back when Atlus inadvertently shared the Persona 3 Reload remake trailer on Instagram early, it featured Xbox branding. Now during the 2023 Xbox Games Showcase, it was officially confirmed. The game will head to the Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC in early 2024. It will also be a "first on Xbox Game Pass" game, meaning subscribers will be access it day one on the subscription service. This means we should also know shortly which other platforms it will appear on in the next few days. The website is live now.
The trailer first begins with Aegis on a beach. She's looking out over the water, then turns to look at the player. After that, we see Makoto running through the first floor of Gekkoukan High School. (Makoto is often a default name for the male protagonist in this entry.) It seems that footage is taken from early in the story, as he's heading to the faculty office. This seemed confirmed by the following segments, where we see him introduced to Junpei for the first time. There's also later a cooking segment with Yukari, and Makoto runs around Paulownia Mall. It also shows how a social link interaction with someone outside SEES looks, as Makoto eats with Kenji. The new shop UI is shown while visiting the Police Station for weapons. A little of Tartarus and the battle system appears as well.
Here's the official trailer for the game:
The Japanese trailer is also live:
Here's the official Xbox Games Showcase and Starfield Direct embed, in case you want to go back and watch the Persona 3 remake announcement as it happens.
The Persona 3 Reload remake will come to the Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC in early 2024. The original game and its FES version appeared on the PS2. People can find Persona 3 Portable on the PS4, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.
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Siliconera Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:07 PM
Back at the Xbox Games Showcase 2020, Microsoft teased a new Fable game. Now, there's more definite news. A trailer for it showed to kick off the 2023 Xbox Games Showcase. The announcement didn't mention platforms or a release date, as well as if it will be Fable IV. However, the official site mentioned Xbox Series X and PC.
Here's the first trailer:
Here's the official Xbox Games Showcase and Starfield Direct embed, in case you want to go back and watch the Fable IV gameplay announcement as it happens.
Ahead of this presentation, Microsoft actually discounted past Fable games. Fable Anniversary, Fable II, and Fable III are all $9.99 each right now.
Fable IV is in development for the Xbox Series X and PC.
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:44 PM
Rare's pirate fantasy multiplayer Sea of Thieves has been steadily gaining traction since its 2018 release, and now it hits players with not just a new wave of content, but an entire crossover to boot: The next major content drop from Sea of Thieves is a crossover with the Monkey Island franchise. Sea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island is coming very soon. The Legend of Monkey Island: New Sea of Thieves content set for June Screenshot via Xbox YouTube In the upcoming drop, players get to explore new locations such as Mêlée Island and meet Guybrush Threepwood, the main character of Monkey Island games. Puzzles and trials are undergone, adversaries dealt with- including a threat to both worlds, and new Tall Tales are coming. Screenshot via Xbox YouTube The Monkey Island series is long running, starting all the way back in 1990 with The Secret of Monkey Island and releasing a game as recently as 2022, Return to Monkey Island. Monkey Island now ...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:34 PM
The gold standard of flight sim returns with Flight Simulator 2024. With an emphasis on what you as the player want to be, you should be pulled in very easily. Building on the popularity of the previous entry, Flight Simulator 2024 wants you to make a career in aviation. While this may seem like a far cry in real life, in a game that's as detailed as Flight Simulator 2024, this could be as close as you get. From the trailer, the game is taking the best of what the older entries had, and making it ten times better. Read on to find out how. Flight Simulator 2024: Make your own career In Flight Simulator 2024, you won't just be flying casually, you can have a career across a multitude of different options. This includes search and rescue, fire combat, aerial construction, and so much more. So it looks like flying isn't just the main focus, but rather the world around flying. This could be a game changer for the sim, because now with this expanded style, one can do a lot more, and ge...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:05 PM
Many players have eagerly anticipated developer Ninja Theory's Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2, the sequel to 2017's Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. This anticipation only makes sense, as the original Hellblade became a hit in large part due to its distinct, effective portrayal of mental health. But considering the sequel's initial announcement occurred all the way back in 2019, many likely feel especially eager to find out when it will finally come out. Fortunately, Ninja Theory treated fans to a new Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 trailer during the Xbox Games Showcase that revealed a 2024 release window for the title. Additionally, we now know that Hellblade 2 will come to Game Pass on the day of its release. The trailer lasts a little over four minutes, so Hellblade fans have no shortage of new footage to enjoy. Having said that, the vast majority of that runtime consists of two cinematics, with a short portion of slow-walking gameplay partway through...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:01 PM
Thunder Lotus Games, the indie developers of the acclaimed 2020 Management Simulator Spiritfarer, showed off their newest and biggest project to date at the Xbox Showcase: 33 Immortals, a combat centric co-op game… with thirty two other players. 33 Immortals: Fight your way out of Hell together The premise of the game puts the player as a damned soul. The soul rebels against God with 32 other damned souls, working together to fight their way out of damnation and face down God himself. It's a colorful premise, a far cry from the peaceful journey of Spiritfarer, even if both involve the afterlife. Set against the striking visual style Thunder Lotus Games has become known for, the trailer for 33 Immortals shows a very fast paced combat game with hordes of enemies on the screen to fight against. Meanwhile, all the fiery oranges and golds of Hell are contrasted against dark reds and blacks to make for a visually unique take on the well traveled setting, and the monster designs p...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:41 PM
Payday has been a fan favorite for just over a decade. Its niche gameplay has reached players far and wide and for good measure. Being able to create a scenario alone, or with friends and executing it to perfection, is a feeling like no other. Now, this method of gameplay has expanded tenfold. It seems like Starbreeze Studios is reinventing the heist with the announcement of Payday 3. We got more than just gameplay, we got a release date. But before we get to that, let's break down the chaotic gameplay trailer. Based on impressions from the gameplay trailer, Payday 3 seems like it wants to make the heist something different. It looks like verticality and speed, add more creativity to the perfect crime. Generally speaking, it seems like you can experiment in many ways. Additionally, Payday 3 may be more accessible for newcomers. What makes a game great other than making its base wider? Payday 3 looks exactly like that, by making it easier to play and having less of a...
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Sunday, June 11, 2023 4:00 PM
Dice Dungeons Launches Character Coins 2.0 on Kickstarter: Redefining the RPG Experience with Distinctive Engraved Tokens
Dice Dungeons have announced their latest Kickstarter campaign for Character Coins 2.0. With a goal of US$ 8,000, the campaign has already attracted 211 backers and reached an impressive US$ 15,496 in pledges, with 29 days remaining before the campaign concludes on July 11. Building on the success of their original character coins, Dice Dungeons …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:00 PM
The long-awaited new edition of Warhammer 40,000 is finally here. After several months of previews and miniature reveals, Games Workshop announces the pre-order availability of their new Warhammer 40,000: Leviathan box set. No launch of a new edition is complete without an impressive collection of miniatures, and Leviathan certainly delivers. With a total of 72 …
Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:40 PM
Unique Dice Revolutionizes Game Play with Omni Dice: The World's First 12-in-1 D6 Dice on Kickstarter
Unique Dice has launched the world's first 12-in-1 D6 dice, Omni Dice, on Kickstarter. This multi-functional dice has already raised an impressive $69,517, far surpassing its initial goal of $5,000. The campaign, backed by 827 supporters, will continue until July 6th. Omni Dice offers a stunning array of functions all rolled into one compact D6 …
MonsterVine Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:18 PM
If you've spent the past several years waiting for Atlus to reveal some information about Project Re Fantasy, your wait is over! At the Xbox Games Showcase, the project was officially unveiled under the title Metaphor Re Fantazio. The reveal trailer provides a look at both story and gameplay systems. It looks to be an RPG […]
MonsterVine Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:04 PM
The Xbox Games Showcase included a trailer for a new entry in the Like a Dragon series, in which Ichiban wakes up naked on a beach, wondering how he got there. It also appears that he's in the United States, as everyone else on the beach is speaking English. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth will be out in […]
MonsterVine Sunday, June 11, 2023 1:44 PM
Although the trailer was leaked a few days ago, Persona 3 Reload has now been officially announced at the Xbox Games Showcase. This is a full remake of Persona 3 and will be out in early 2024. The announcement trailer provides a quick look at cutscenes, town exploration, and combat. While few details about Persona 3 Reload are […]
MonsterVine Sunday, June 11, 2023 10:00 AM
If you've been thinking that it's been too long since we've had a new Max Payne, then you'll be happy to know that El Paso, Elsewhere agrees with you. Set… somewhere in El Paso, Texas you're on the hunt for your ex-girlfriend who just happens to be Draculae, the lord of vampires. They're set to […]
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