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Jagged Alliance 3 seemed like a probable car crash waiting to happen, in part because most Jagged Alliance games are, and in part because its wide-of-the-mark writing was already evident before release. But! It turns out to also be a cannily designed mix of old and new turn-based strategy ideas.
You can now try it for yourself, as there's a demo on Steam.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, July 29, 2023 5:17 PM
"I'm going to put on my golden spike fists and start punch the air rapidly, like this", Amid Evil expansion The Black Labyrinth seems to say. "And if all you monsters in the mist should be pulped, then that's your own fault."
Set before the events of the base game, it looks every bit as bloody, and Blood-y, as its throwback first-person shooter predecessor. It also now has a release date: August 18th.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, July 29, 2023 4:41 PM
Broforce was a side-scrolling riff on '80s action movies, in which you'd take control of Rambro, B.A. Broracus and others to run 'n' gun through explosive levels. I feel like most of my runs would end because I blew myself up alongside the enemies.
On August 8th, Broforce is getting one final free update. Titled Broforce Forever, it adds six new bros, introduced in a trailer below.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, July 29, 2023 4:13 PM
Palworld is comfortably summarised as 'Pokémon with guns', thanks to its too-familiar character designs and third-person machinegun combat. It's got more going on than that, though. It's also Pokémon with base building, Pokémon with sweat shops, Pokémon with corpse piles.
A new developer tutorial explains how you can 'use Pals efficiently' by putting them to work for you.
Siliconera Saturday, July 29, 2023 10:16 PM
At WonHobby 37 Summer, Good Smile Company offered an update on its Oshi no Ko Nendoroids and Ai Pop Up Parade figure. Of the three, the Pop Up Parade seemed furthest along. A painted prototype of it appeared. The Ruby Nendoroid showed up as an unpainted prototype. Meanwhile, the Ai Nendoroid was announced. We first learned that some of these figures were in development and on the way back in May 2023. In fact, the Pop Up Parade unpainted prototype showed up back then.
First, here's the concept art for the Ai Oshi no Ko Nendoroid. It shows her in one of her B-Komachi outfits.
Next, here's the unpainted prototype of the Ruby Nendoroid. She appears to be wearing her new B-Komachi dress.
Finally, here's how the Ai Oshi no Ko Pop Up Parade is turning out.
There's no release window for the Oshi no Ko Ai and Ruby Nendoroids or Ai Pop Up Parade figure. Season 2 of the anime is on the way, but at the moment there is no release date for it yet. The first season is immediately available, with episodes streaming outside Japan on HIDIVE. Yen Press is handling the localization of the manga, with two volumes available now.
The post See the Oshi no Ko Nendoroids and Pop Up Parade Figure appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Saturday, July 29, 2023 9:58 PM
At WonHobby 37 Summer, Good Smile Company announced a Richter Belmont Nendoroid based on his Castlevania Nocturne appearance. This is the second Nendoroid based on a character from the series. It's also the first Good Smile Company Castlevania figure of a Belmont, as it only made a pin of Trevor before.
Here's a closer look at Richter Belmont from the announcement. As it is so early in the process, there's no prototype yet. Only official concept art appeared. It does show that he will still end up coming with his family's familiar whip as an accessory. However, there are no other hints about what we can expect from this figure.
Earlier in July 2023, Netflix announced a release date for the Castlevania Nocturne animated series. It will show up on the service starting on September 28, 2023. The company followed that up with a new teaser for the show.
In case you missed it, here's how that looks:
As for the other Castlevania Nendoroid, the Alucard one should be available worldwide now.
Castlevania Nocturne will come to Netflix on September 28, 2023, but there's no release window for the new Richter Belmont Nendoroid yet.
Siliconera Saturday, July 29, 2023 9:46 PM
Painted prototypes of the VShojo Kson and Nazuna Amemiya Nendoroids appeared at WonHobby 37 Summer. Back in May 2023, Good Smile Company showed off unpainted versions of both. Both appeared in the same poses as before.
First, here's how the Nazuna Amemiya Nendoroid is looking. She's holding her key staff for the pose.
Next, this is how the Kson Nendoroid is turning out. She's carrying a sword over her right shoulder.
Both of these figures were first announced back in February 2023. They followed other VShojo Nendoroids of Vtubers like Ironmouse. Other former performers who used to be with the company also inspired figures, three of which are currently available to order via the Good Smile Company official online storefront.
These weren't the only Vtuber figures to appear at WonHobby 37 Summer. Good Smile Company also showed off a number of Hololive members. Five of those appeared. Three of them were new Nendoroids. However, all of those Nendoroids were unpainted prototypes that aren't as far along in the development process.
The VShojo Kson and Nazuna Amemiya Nendoroid figures are currently in development, and there's no release window for either one of them yet.
The post VShojo Kson and Nazuna Amemiya Nendoroid Prototypes Reappear appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Saturday, July 29, 2023 9:23 PM
At WonHobby 37 Summer, Good Smile Company revealed five Hololive Vtuber figures, with three being new Nendoroids. All of them are prototypes in various stages of development. While four were unpainted, the Laplus Darkness one that showed up was already a painted prototype.
First, here's how Laplus Darkness is looking. It is a scale figure.
Next is the Shishiro Botan Hololive figure. She's part of the Pop Up Parade line. That means she's a non-standard scale and probably will be about 170mm tall.
Finally, there were three unpainted prototypes of Hololive Nendoroids. They're of Momosuzu Nene, Robocosan, and Tokoyami Towa. All three seem to be at about the same stage of the development process. None of them included any additional accessories, so we only have an idea of one pose and face plate for each figure.
New Vtuber figures come up at Good Smile Company frequently. For example, the Kiara Takanashi Pop Up Parade figure pre-order opened in June 2023. The Amelia Watson one's pre-order phase opened in July 2023.
There's no release window for any of the new Hololive figures and Nendoroids, but the Laplus Darkness one seems to be furthest along in development.
The post 5 Hololive Figures and Nendoroids Showed Up at WonHobby 37 Summer appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Saturday, July 29, 2023 9:06 PM
Among the Good Smile Company WonHobby 37 Summer figure announcements was the reveal that it is working on a Story of Seasons Nendoroid of Claire. The figure is still early in development. On the official website, only concept art of the character appeared.
Here's a first look at how the Story of Seasons Claire Nendoroid might look, with the figure art showing her in her traditional flannel shirt and overalls. She's also holding a large turnip. It is unknown if the finished figure will also come with any farm animals.
Claire first showed up in the Story of Seasons game Bokujou Monogatari: Harvest Moon for Girl as the player character's avatar. She also appeared in the PSP version of it, as well as Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town and Harvest Moon DS: Cute. Most recently, we saw her appear in thee remake Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. She's one of the most frequently appearing female avatar options in the series, with others being Pony or Sara. (However, given people can customize their avatars, they might not know their "default" names.)
There's no official release window for the Story of Seasons Claire Nendoroid, as the figure is still in development.
The post First Story of Seasons Nendoroid Is a Claire Figure appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Saturday, July 29, 2023 8:53 PM
At WonHobby 37 Summer, Good Smile Company announced three new Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal figures. The male leads from all three games are joining the Qset line. It also offered an update on the Persona 5 Royal Nendoroid Doll of Joker. Of the four, the Nendoroid Doll is furthest along in development, as it appeared as a painted prototype.
All three of the Persona 3, 4, and 5 Qset figures only appeared as concept art. Each one shows one of the protagonists in a chibi form sitting in a chair that looks like it is plucked from the Velvet Room.
As for the Nendoroid Doll, it shows Joker in his Phantom Thief attire. The pose features him brandishing his knife.
As a reminder, one of the most recently available Good Smile Company Persona figures is one of Futaba Sakura that's being rereleased.
Persona 3 Portable can be found on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, and PlayStation Portable. Persona 4 Golden released on the Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, and Vita. Persona 5 Royal is available on the Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.
Gamer Empire Saturday, July 29, 2023 4:07 PM
As you continue on your quest to catch all 67 fish in Stardew Valley, you will realize that catching a Red Snapper is going to be one of the easiest conquests in the game. Finding the Red Snapper is relatively easy as long as you meet the general requirements and you fish at the right […]
WGB, Home of AWESOME Reviews Saturday, July 29, 2023 7:39 PM
Another trailer for Mortal Kombat 1 has dropped. Titled the Keepers of Time, this trailer focus heavily on Liu Kang and a returning character from Mortal Kombat 11
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, July 29, 2023 6:04 PM
Will include die-cast cars featured in the series
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Only new players with new accounts will be able to take advantage of the expanded trial.
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A new trailer for the expansion was also released.