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GamersHeroes Wednesday, September 13, 2023 5:38 PM

It's the end of the world as we know it with the release of KO_OP's new cinematic narrative adventure Goodbye Volcano High. Should players navigate this troubled time, or is this title a dinosaur?

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, September 13, 2023 4:15 PM

Now available for the Nintendo Switch and PC, get ready to explore the world of doinksoft and Devolver Digital's Gunbrella with the launch trailer for the game.

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Kotaku Wednesday, September 13, 2023 5:00 PM

Stig Asmussen, the director behind Respawn Entertainment's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and its recent sequel has left publisher Electronic Arts for unspecified reasons.


Kotaku Wednesday, September 13, 2023 3:49 PM

The fall season is fast approaching and with it comes a new lineup of games for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Keeping in line with last month's diverse catalog of PS Plus offerings, September's list features role-playing games, first-person shooters, and gorgeous story-driven games coming to the service on September…


Kotaku Wednesday, September 13, 2023 2:54 PM

Ahsoka episode 5 is here, something we—and by "we" I mean Clone Wars fans, Anakin Skywalker apologists, and Star Wars nostalgists—have been awaiting for a very long time. Will Anakin get redemption? Will Ahsoka get closure? Will the live-action version of this thing we've seen before crackle with new energy, imbued by…


Kotaku Wednesday, September 13, 2023 2:45 PM

Do you need more money in Starfield? Well, you have plenty of options. You could go out and complete quests, sell expensive items, or use the game's impressive physics to steal a bucket full of credits without getting in trouble. But an even easier option exists: Just stick your digital hands into one specific mud…


Kotaku Wednesday, September 13, 2023 2:22 PM

71-year-old Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano—best known in gaming circles for the Final Fantasy concept art he's made for developer Square Enix since 1987—is having a great weekend. Before I sit down with him at New York's Japan Society, which was screening his film collaboration Angel's Egg (1985) that night, he had…


Kotaku Wednesday, September 13, 2023 2:03 PM

Demon Slayer, the mega-popular shonen anime series about a group of samurai…slaying demons, is getting a new video game on the Nintendo Switch. But this one isn't a typical anime fighting game, but a Mario Party-esque board game instead. Although no U.S. release was initially announced, on September 13 Sega confirmed…


Kotaku Wednesday, September 13, 2023 12:38 PM

Yesterday, the cross-platform game engine company Unity announced a controversial new Runtime Fee, which would charge developers per installation for games built with the Unity engine after those games reached a certain threshold. Everyone disliked that, and Unity's stock prices took a pretty significant dip shortly…


Kotaku Wednesday, September 13, 2023 12:26 PM

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's Teal Mask DLC may not fix all the performance issues the games have had since they launched in November 2022, but there is one thing it dramatically overhauls: the game's godawful photo mode.


PCGamesN Wednesday, September 13, 2023 7:16 PM
     Counter-Strike 2 update improves quality of life ahead of full release

Counter-Strike 2 is already one of the most highly anticipated FPS games ever, with Valve working hard to release its CSGO sequel soon. The developer has opened up the limited beta test to more and more players over time, giving fans a bite-sized taste of the full game that's yet to come. If you've been playing Counter-Strike 2 and exploring its limited test yourself, then you'll be excited to learn that yet another new update has just dropped. This one adds some much-needed multiplayer features to make your quality of life in CS2 better.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Counter-Strike 2 release date, Counter-Strike 2 beta access, Counter-Strike 2 maps

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 13, 2023 6:43 PM
     Baldur's Gate 3 gets its third major patch soon alongside Mac release

Baldur's Gate 3 is the best RPG game I've ever played, and I won't ever stop recommending it to fellow gamers. Larian Studios developed a Dungeons & Dragons-based world like no other, faithfully exploring the intricacies of the old tabletop game's lore. Since that fateful Baldur's Gate 3 release, the developer has deployed multiple hotfixes and two major updates. The studio just revealed that the third big patch is on its way, and it looks like it'll arrive right alongside the full Mac launch.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Baldur's Gate 3 quests, Baldur's Gate 3 review, Baldur's Gate 3 class

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 13, 2023 3:35 PM
     House Flipper meets The Sims 4 in this new co-op simulation game

Hometopia is an upcoming simulation game that genuinely sparks so much excitement deep within me. It blends all of my favorite House Flipper qualities with The Sims 4's own dollhouse-esque vibes, creating an irresistible wholesome gameplay experience. Hometopia is all about what you can create, whether you choose to design your dream home or a Barbie-inspired mansion. The fun doesn't end there, though, as the game actually supports co-op so you can build alongside your friends.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best building games, Best indie games, Best simulation games

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 13, 2023 6:16 PM
     Starfield is the death of videogames as we know them

Starfield is a gigantic, choice and customization-driven Bethesda RPG game, and a true successor to the likes of The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and Skyrim. The promise of Starfield is that, more than any videogame ever made, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone - boundless opportunities await, in a universe designed to allow for any of your preferences and decisions. But there is another side to Starfield. What it proposes, that you may do what you want and the game will facilitate and accept this (within some parameters), represents how mainstream videogames, over the past 15 years, have become increasingly banal, empty, and without any type of vision. With Starfield, the mainstream videogame, as a cultural artifact, has reached its nexus point. The archetype of the triple-A game has to change or accept artistic oblivion.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield review, Starfield companions, Starfield traits

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 13, 2023 2:11 PM
     Rust 2 confirmed, but it

Rust is truly a timeless survival game, bringing friends from all over the globe together as they struggle to make a base and thrive through the harsh multiplayer world. Garry Newman, the founder of Facepunch Studios, is best known for his work on games like Rust and other Steam classics such as Garry's Mod. Rust was created using the Unity engine, one that recently sparked controversy among developers due to its upcoming pay-per-install system. Newman responds to the matter himself, where he also mentions Rust 2.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best survival games, Rust commands, Rust vehicles

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 13, 2023 12:50 PM
     Dead by Daylight update finally nerfs overpowered new killer

Dead by Daylight is one of those horror games you simply can't put down as it provides hundreds of hours of spooky multiplayer thrills. It's got an ever-expanding roster of both survivors and killers, with its most recent additions coming from the iconic Alien franchise. The latest Dead by Daylight patch from Behaviour Interactive aims to fix some of the Alien update's issues, detailing a few much-needed Xenomorph nerfs, perk adjustments, and a variety of bug fixes.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: DBD killer tier list, Best horror games, DBD codes

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 13, 2023 12:22 PM
     Grand strategy giant Europa Universalis 4 gets big Middle East update

New Europa Universalis 4 DLC King of Kings is set to enrich one of the best grand strategy games ever with a big overhaul. Following a recent free giveaway on the Epic Games store and several big Steam sales, strategy behemoth Paradox Interactive, also behind the likes of Stellaris, Victoria 3, and Hearts of Iron 4, is preparing a major Immersion Pack to add more depth to the Ottoman Empire, following on from the upcoming release of Europa Universalis 4 patch 1.36, which focuses more specifically on Persia.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Europa Universalis IV DLC guide, The best Europa Universalis 4 mods, Play Europa Universalis 4

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 13, 2023 12:21 PM
     Nier Automata creator says he wants aliens to destroy the Earth

Yes, that's a real headline, folks: Nier Automata's Yoko Taro would like aliens to destroy Earth. Perhaps it's not that much of a shock given the fact that he's the mind behind Nier Automata and its predecessor, Replicant, the RPG games that basically see Earth descend into robot armageddon instead, but still, it's pretty wild.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best anime games, Nier: Automata review, Best RPG games

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 13, 2023 2:01 PM
     Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova previews interplanetary gameplay

The long-running space 4X strategy game series, Galactic Civilizations, is preparing to introduce its fourth installment, the Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova Edition (GalCiv IV), to the Steam platform this upcoming Fall.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best 4X games on PC, Galactic Civilizations 4 review, Six games like Civilization

PCGamesN Wednesday, September 13, 2023 1:55 PM
     The Lenovo Legion Go is a beast on specs and a beast in the hand

Few could've predicted just how quickly the gaming handheld market would grow, following the launch of Valve's Steam Deck. Seemingly a random pie-in-the-sky Valve hardware bet, suddenly we now have a host of genuine contenders, with the latest being the biggest yet: the Lenovo Legion Go. I got to spend an hour or so with the device at a preview event to find out whether its massive 8.8-inch screen and detachable controllers make it the best gaming handheld so far, or if it's due a round of decimation. Read on for our full Lenovo Legion Go hands-on preview.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, September 13, 2023 5:16 PM

The director of both Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and this year's Jedi: Survivor is departing EA after close to a decade at developers Respawn.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, September 13, 2023 3:11 PM

Last time, you decided that upgrading cards is better than fast travel. I think the outcome is partially from a love of cards, and partially a dislike of the impact fast travel has had on game design. Can't deny it's convenient, mind. This week, I ask you to pick between taking things you want and something that should always have been ours. What's better: capturing enemy buildings, or hand grenades exploding on impact with enemies?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, September 13, 2023 2:17 PM

Bethesda has detailed a number of incoming quality-of-life improvements and expanded graphical options headed to Starfield in a regular series of updates.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, September 13, 2023 1:47 PM

Less than a week after NBA 2K24 hit Steam, the latest annual instalment in the basketball game series is competing for an unwanted title: the worst-reviewed PC game on Steam.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, September 13, 2023 12:52 PM

Starfield's success might be making headlines lately, but another space game also seems to be reaping the benefits of Bethesda's much-anticipated sci-fi epic: No Man's Sky.

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Twinfinite Wednesday, September 13, 2023 12:55 PM
The universe is about to get a little brighter.

Twinfinite Wednesday, September 13, 2023 12:25 PM
Every class ranked from worst to first.

Siliconera Wednesday, September 13, 2023 6:00 PM

Super Groupies Persona 5 Royal

Super Groupies has released a new line of apparel in collaboration with Persona 5 Royal. The lineup includes a coat inspired by Joker's outfit ($260), a backpack with Persona 5 Royal adornments ($200), and a necklace featuring Joker's mask and dagger ($130). These items are available on the Super Groupies online store. The necklace and coat are estimated for delivery in mid-March 2024, while the backpack is expected in April 2024. The pre-order period lasts from September 13, 2023, until October 1, 2023.

The Super Groupies Persona 5 Royal coat features a sharp collar, reminiscent of Joker's phantom thief tailcoat from the game. It also comes with a removable gray inner layer and a Calling Card with the logo and tagline "Take Your Heart" woven on the tag.

The backpack is accentuated with gold embellishments and a zipper that includes a charm of the black and red star motif, as seen in the game. On the inside of the bag is a tag featuring Joker's persona, Arsene, stitched on it.

The necklace features a gold chain and a charm that replicates the dagger Joker uses in the various palace dungeons throughout the game. At the end of the chain is a gold charm of Joker's mask.

Get a closer look at all of the new Super Groupies Persona 5 Royal apparel below:

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A new line of Super Groupies Persona 5 Royal apparel is now available for pre-order until October 1, 2023. The coat, backpack, and necklace are all available for purchase on the Super Groupies online store. The necklace and coat are estimated for delivery in mid-March 2024. The backpack will ship out in April 2024.

Persona 5 Royal is available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

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Siliconera Wednesday, September 13, 2023 5:30 PM

Xbox Game Pass Core Extra Games

Microsoft announced a selection of new games joining the Xbox Game Pass Core library. These new additions will be joining the library of previously announced games for the new service which launches on September 14, 2023.

The new games will be:

  • Astroneer
  • Celeste
  • Dead Cells
  • Firewatch
  • Gang Beasts
  • Golf With Your Friends
  • Limbo
  • Overcooked 2
  • Payday 2
  • Powerwash Simulator
  • Slay the Spire
  • Spiritfarer
  • Stardew Valley
  • Superliminal
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
  • Unpacking
  • Vampire Survivors

Xbox Game Pass Core is a new tier of Microsoft's subscription service that's intended to replace Games with Gold. Instead of a rotating selection of monthly free games, subscribers get access to a smaller version of the Game Pass library. It will be updated every few months, much less frequently than the full service. The new games join a selection of games announced during the service's reveal in July 2023.

Xbox Game Pass Core will include online multiplayer and will be available for $9.99 a month. The basic Game Pass tier which provides access to the full library without online multiplayer is $10.99 a month. Finally, Game Pass Ultimate is $16.99 a month and offers both, along with an EA Play membership and access to the PC and cloud libraries.

Xbox Game Pass Core will launch on September 14, 2023.

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Siliconera Wednesday, September 13, 2023 5:00 PM

Square Enix Games TGS Sale Starts on Switch and PC via Steam

Ahead of the 2023 Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix kicked off a TGS sale on its Switch and PC games on the eShop and Steam. A wide array of new and old games are now reduced. This includes more immediate 2023 releases like Octopath Traveler 2, as well as older titles like FFX|X-2 HD Remaster. All are reduced until September 25, 2023.

While the full lists of games are on Steam and the eShop, here is a list of some of the more notable titles and their discounts.

  • Balan Wonderworld - $7.99
  • Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition - $9.99
  • Crisis Core: FFVII Reunion - $34.99
  • Dragon Quest Treasures - $34.49 on Steam, $35.99 on eShop
  • FFVII - $5.99 on Steam, $7.99 on eShop
  • FFVII Remake - $39.89
  • FFVIII Remastered - $9.99
  • FFXI - $10.49
  • FFX|X-2 HD Remaster - $14.99 on Steam, $24.99 on eShop
  • FFXII The Zodiac Age - $24.99
  • FFXIII - $7.99
  • FFXIII-2 - $9.99
  • Lightning Returns FFXIII - $9.99
  • FFXV - $17.49
  • FFXV Pocket Edition - $11.99
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD - $11.99
  • Forspoken - $34.99
  • Harvestella - $29.99
  • Octopath Traveler 2 - $44.99
  • World of Final Fantasy - $9.99 on Steam, $15.99 for Maxima on eShop

As for TGS 2023 proper, Square Enix already revealed some of the things we can expect to see from the company at the event. Upcoming games like Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai, Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince, Foamstars, and Star Ocean: The Second Story R will be there. Already available games like FFVII Ever Crisis, FFXIV, FFXVI, and PowerWash Simulator will also appear.

The TGS sale on Square Enix games will appear on the Switch eShop and for the PC via Steam until September 25, 2023. Tokyo Games Show runs September 21-24, 2023.

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Siliconera Wednesday, September 13, 2023 4:30 PM

Pokemon Scarlet Violet Teal Mask Plushies Merchandise

New merchandise and plushies based on The Teal Mask DLC for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will appear at Pokemon Center stores in Japan. The plushies feature new legendary Pokemon Ogerpon, Okidogi, Fezandipiti, and Munkidori. The rest of the lineup includes hand towels, a mini shoulder bag, socks, stickers, and apple flavored candy. The new plushies and merchandise are now available from the Pokemon Center Japan online store. While they aren't showing up at the worldwide site yet, it is likely they will eventually.

Here's the full lineup of the new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet plushies and merchandise, alongside the prices for the items:

You can also check out the new The Teal Mask DLC plushies and merchandise in more detail on the gallery below.

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As a reminder, the new The Teal Mask DLC for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is out now with version 2.0.1 of the game. This add-on is the first part of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC Expansion, and the second part is The Indigo Disk.

The new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet The Teal Mask DLC plushies and merchandise are now available for purchase from the Japanese Pokemon Center online store. The games are available for the Nintendo Switch.

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Siliconera Wednesday, September 13, 2023 3:30 PM

Cult of the Lamb Taken Off Sale

Cult of the Lamb could be removed from sale on January 1, 2024, according to developer Massive Monster. This is due to changes in fees from using the Unity Engine, which the game built on.

Massive Monster made the announcement that it will be "deleting" Cult of the Lamb as of January 1, 2024. This is because the game is built on the Unity Engine, which will see the introduction of a new install fee. This fee will require developers to pay Unity a fixed price for each install of the game.

A similar sort statement was issued by the publisher Devolver Digital. In a post on the social media site formerly known as Twitter, the company advised developers to mention the engine they're using when pitching the title. While not explicitly stated, it seems it could affect if the company will be interested in publishing games built in Unity going forward.

Cult of the Lamb isn't the only game whose developers have expressed frustration in Unity's decision. Among Us developer Innersloth confirmed it is looking into porting the game to a different engine. Aggro Crab, currently working on the undersea Soulslike Another Crab's Treasure, called on Unity to reverse the stance in their typical foul-mouthed fashion. VR onboarding platform SideQuest VR confirmed that it will not tolerate the personal data of their users being used for this purpose.

Cult of the Lamb is available now for the Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. It may be removed from sale on January 1, 2024.

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Siliconera Wednesday, September 13, 2023 3:30 PM

Genshin Impact SUI/HAN Icewind Suite

HoYoVerse collaborated with Chinese figure skating duo Sui Wenjing and Han Cong, known together as SUI/HAN, to produce a video inspired by the Icewind Suite boss encounter in Genshin Impact. The video features SUI/HAN performing in the arena where the Icewind Suite encounter takes place, accompanied by the 'Dirge of Coppelia' variant of the theme music.

The Icewind Suite is a boss encounter in Genshin Impact where players fight the figure skating robots Coppelia and Coppelius, located in the Court of Fontaine region. There are two versions of the fight, Dirge of Coppelia and Nemesis of Coppelius, each with its own rewards and variant on the theme music.

SUI/HAN are a professional figure skating team that have represented China at the Olympic Games in 2018 and 2022. They have won a bevy of accolades over their career, including Gold and Silver Olympic medals, 2 World Championship Gold medals, and 3 World Junior Championship Gold medals.

You can watch the full video below:


The Fontaine region the SUI/HAN performance is set in was added to Genshin Impact in update 4.0, and HoYoVerse have a special program set to air soon that may reveal information on the upcoming 4.1 update. HoYoVerse also recently commented on reports of hacks and plugins involving the character Kaveh.

Genshin Impact is available for the PC, PS4, PS5, and mobile devices.

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Siliconera Wednesday, September 13, 2023 3:00 PM

Unity Install Fee Changes

Developers of games using the Unity Engine will have to pay a fee for each install from January. This decision has angered developers across the industry, forcing Unity to clarify the company's stance and future policies. [Thanks, Axios!]

The new Unity pricing plan is requiring developers to pay a fee for every install of a game built using the engine. This is a fixed fee per install, charged after a developer reaches a threshold of income per year and number of lifetime installs. This fee decreases for developer making their game under a Pro or Enterprise subscription, meaning the burden of costs seemingly fall on smaller developers.

When the new policy was first announced, there was initial confusion over what Unity considered an installation. Early on, developers reported that each time a user installs a game would incur a fee. This would mean that a single purchased copy installed on two devices would be subject to two charges. Demos were also claimed to count as installs, as would downloads through subscription services such as Xbox Game Pass or PlayStation Plus.

This would have a huge impact on the games industry due to how many games are built using the engine. Unity has been used by indie developers of all shapes and sizes, but it can also be found in games as big as Genshin Impact and Pokemon Go.

Unsurprisingly, developers have not been happy with this decision. This has resulted in Unity issuing clarifications to their new pricing plan, in a FAQ on their website. Charges for multiple installs have been dropped after developers felt that this could be abused by malicious users. Demos no longer count, although if a demo is a full game download with locked off content, it will. Game Pass downloads will still count, but the burden of the cost will be passed to Microsoft instead.

This has failed to placate developers, however. Some indie developers who have used Unity have talked about pulling their games from sale, including Cult of the Lamb developer Massive Monster.

Unity stated that the new install fee model will start on January 1, 2024.

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Siliconera Wednesday, September 13, 2023 2:30 PM

Demon Slayer: Sweep the Board Switch Board Game Launching Worldwide

Sega announced the Demon Slayer: Sweep the Board Nintendo Switch board game will appear worldwide and not just in Japan. Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mezase! Saikyou Taishi was originally announced on September 10, 2023. However, at the time only a Japanese version appeared. Now we know it will appear in every region when 2024 rolls around.

In Demon Slayer: Sweep the Board, players will use various characters from the series and send them around boards throughout the game based on places from the manga and anime. So far, Tanjiro, Nezuko, Inosuke, Zenitsu, and the nine Hashira are confirmed as playable characters. As you "explore" places like Asakusa by spinning, you can trigger minigames and face demons. The winner ends up becoming the strongest Demon Slayer in the Corps.

The English language website for the game is already live. However, it is primarily acting as a placeholder at the moment. It doesn't show any information about the title yet. However, the Japanese trailer is available and offers an idea of what to expect from the Mario Party-like game.

This is the second Demon Slayer Switch game so far. The first is a port of The Hinokami Chronicles.

The Demon Slayer: Sweep the Board Nintendo Switch game will launch worldwide in 2024.

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Siliconera Wednesday, September 13, 2023 2:00 PM

Fate Grand Order iOS 17 compatibility

Lasengle made an announcement regarding iOS 17 compatibility for Fate/Grand Order. The company said that FGO is compatible with iOS 11 and later versions of the operating system. However, they are in the process of confirming if the game will be compatible with the latest iOS 17 and iPad OS 17 update.

As a result of this, there is a possibility that the Fate/Grand Order app may not launch properly after updating the Apple hardware to its latest version. Lasengle also confirmed that definite support for iOS 17 and iPad OS 17 will be implemented in a future update to the game.

Lasengle advised users to refrain from updating their Apple devices until the planned update rolls out in order to avoid any complications when booting Fate/Grand Order. As a reminder, the public release of iOS 17 is September 18, 2023. At the time of writing, there is no confirmation on when Lasengle plans to release the iOS 17 compatibility update.

In other FGO news, Lasengle recently revealed that the popular mobile gacha game had achieved a worldwide revenue of $7 billion / ¥1 trillion yen by August 15, 2023.

Fate/Grand Order is readily available on iOS and Android mobile devices. iOS 17 support for the game is still unclear, but a definite support update for the game will appear in the future.

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Siliconera Wednesday, September 13, 2023 1:30 PM

Genshin Impact Quality of Life Adjustments Include One-Click Expeditions

HoYoVerse released a new Developers Discussion discussing Genshin Impact one-click Expeditions, Adventure Encounters, and other quality of life changes. Some of these will roll out as soon as 4.1, which is expected to launch at the end of September 2023.

The Adventure Encounters will be a part of Genshin Impact as of 4.1. This feature will give people Encounter Points for actions like quests, exploration, material gathering, and event participation to earn rewards instead of doing Daily Commissions. (You can also do them alongside Daily Commissions to earn the "cap.") This will unlock if you hit AR 35 or finish Archon Quest Chapter 2, Act 3 "A New Star Approaches."

The one-click Expeditions will appear alongside some other quality of life changes after Genshin Impact 4.1. When applied, it will affect not only the daily expeditions, but also activities like cooking or forging. This would mean someone wouldn't need to find a blacksmith or cooking station after time passed. Additional updates that will appear alongside it will make it easier to sift through enemies or add materials via smart add and level up/ascend both Artifacts and weapons.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC. The 4.1 Special Program will air on September 15, 2023.

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Siliconera Wednesday, September 13, 2023 1:25 PM

MamaYuyu Manga

Shonen Jump's newest manga release is MamaYuyu, and is sitting at the top of Viz Media's "What's hot this week" list. It follows the story of a demon lord and hero in a world where the two races have just recently begun living together. The first chapter was just released, and here's what happened in it.

Editor's Note: There rest of the article contains spoilers for the MamaYuyu manga through the end of chapter 1

MamaYuyu opens with us meeting our two main characters: Mamama, the demon lord, and Corleo, the hero. Both the demon lord and hero are reborn when the last one dies and they are known by markings on their hands. The world they live in is enjoying a relatively new era of peace. The last war between the hero and demon lord ended when the last hero Halohalo gave his life to usher in a time of coexistence between humans and demons. Things seem to be going well with both species seemingly finding it normal now.

Corleo however, is having trouble finding his purpose. He keeps the confusion hidden, but he finds it difficult to figure out what exactly he can do as the hero in times of peace. Mamama doesn't really understand what's going on with him as she doesn't really take the time to understand his point of view.

Corleo is called away as a hero from another world has appeared in his. This new hero, Evan All Green, has trouble accepting a world where demons and humans coexist. He nearly attacks Mamama as she enters, due to the marking on her hand. Evan warns that if he was sent here by the demon lord of his world, that the demon lord itself won't be far behind. The demons worry that having two heroes in one world will end in the destruction of their world, so they put Evan in a cell for the time being. Evan accepts and says that if they let him defeat the demon lord from his world, he will let them kill him.

Corleo, inspired by the words of a "true" hero, goes to visit Evan in his cell. Evan reveals that he has a power called "sigil sorcery" that lets him perform magic, and that he's surprised it doesn't exist in Corleo's world. Using sigil sorcery, Evan transports them both to a wooded area and proposes that they chat while sparring. Although Corleo has had no training, Evan remarks that he is good. Corleo asks Evan what being a hero means, but Evan, ending the fight, doesn't give him an answer. Just telling him that he would have to find his own path.

When Corleo returns, he stops a bunch of kids from bullying another and Mamama reprimands him for doing something that could start a fight and challenge the peace. Just then, Evan transports Corleo to a black void telling him that the demon lord from his world is coming. The demon lord from Evan's world is a strange creature with features from many different species. As terrifying as this nightmare is, Evan remarks that it's smaller than he expected. Corleo though is dying just being in the presence of the demon lord. Evan easily subdues it and confines it into a small area. Evan then reveals that he has brought Corleo here to kill him and take his position as the hero of this world. He reveals that his old world is no longer habitable and that going back there would mean death. As Evan is asking Corleo what it means to be a hero, the demon lord from his world draws on the power of Mamama and regenerates behind him. Corleo manages one last push and throws himself between Evan and the demon lord sacrificing himself. He finally decided that being a hero meant being strong and fighting against their foe.

Corleo comes to with Mamama and Evan standing over him. Moved by his actions, Evan is giving his life force to Corleo. He tells him that he has killed indiscriminately and isn't fit to be a hero. That's where chapter 1 ends.

MamaYuyu is available to read on both VIZ and MangaPlus. Chapter 2 will be releasing on September 18, 2023.

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Siliconera Wednesday, September 13, 2023 1:00 PM

Square Enix Investors Unhappy games

Investors expressed concern about quality control for games within Square Enix. The news comes after disappointing sales for both Final Fantasy XVI and Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis, causing a $2 billion drop in the company's value on the stock market. [Thanks, Bloomberg!]

Poor investor confidence in Square Enix games is being blamed on a number of factors. The release of Final Fantasy XVI failed to meet investor expectations, and their concern increased following the financial report announcing that the company was facing reduced profits.

The release of Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis also seemingly failed to meet investor expectations too, despite an announcement that the game reached 5 million downloads. The company's habit of releasing mobile games, which they then shut down after a year, has been cited as causing a lack of confidence in fans. Bravely Default: Brilliant Lights and Echoes of Mana were mentioned as examples of this.

Investors are blaming a lack of quality control for games within Square Enix. One Tokyo-based developer cited Marvel's Avengers, Forspoken, and The DioField Chronicle as past examples of poor-quality releases. Employees and contractors for the publisher expressed frustration with many projects being handed to a single producer. This often leads to projects lacking proper documentation and frequent changes to project goals.

Square Enix president Takashi Kiryu attempted to reassure investors by confirming a change in direction. He said he intends for the company to focus on big-budget projects with less outsourcing. However, investors feel that until internal practices are changed to address the concerns of developers, this won't be enough to improve their fortunes.

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Siliconera Wednesday, September 13, 2023 12:30 PM

Image via Square Enix

Square Enix released a new optional clothing option in the Final Fantasy XIV Online Store. However, it might look a little familiar. People can now buy a FFXIV Iceheart's Attire for $12, which resembles a dyed version of the Direwolf Robe of Casting.

When someone gets Iceheart's Attire, they get four items. These are the Iceheart Robe, Iceheart Armlets, Iceheart Bottoms, and Iceheart Thighboots. The goal is to look like Ysayle, heretic of the Holy See, and the outfit isn't locked to a specific race or gender.

Here's a closer look at it:
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Since this is an optional, paid clothing item, the FFXIV Iceheart's Attire doesn't have the same restrictions as the Direwolf Robe of Casting. That in-game item can only be worn by caster characters who fall into magical DPS classes like Arcanist, Black Mage, Blue Mage, Red Mage, Thaumaturge, and Summoner.

If someone is looking to get the Direwolf Robe of Casting, you will need Wolf Marks earned from PVP activities like Crystalline Conflict. If you visit the Mark Quartermaster at Wolves' Den Pier (X:4.5, Y:6.0) when you have 1,000 Wolf Marks, you can get it.

Square Enix often releases extra clothing like this in the Final Fantasy XIV Online Store. Some past items include Educand's Attire or Alisaie's Attire.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC, and the Iceheart's Attire is in the Online Store now.

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Siliconera Wednesday, September 13, 2023 12:00 PM

In commemoration of the manga's 40th anniversary, a new Fist of the North Star anime has been announced. The show will have a new voice cast and staff working on it. Information regarding when to expect it and whether it will be available on streaming services has yet to be revealed, but will be announced soon. [Thanks, Oricon News!]

When it comes to the direction of the new anime, it's supposedly planned to follow the manga more closely out of respect for the source material. The new voice actors are also engaging with the existing Fist of the North Star media to get inspiration for reviving the characters. The show is planned to utilize the latest technology in Japanese animation to showcase the story.

Here's a look at the key visual that was revealed for the new anime:

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The anniversary of Fist of the North Star is celebrated on September 13th each year. It has been 15 years since the release of the fifth movie, which was Fist of the North Star: The Legend of Kenshiro.

A new Fist of the North Star anime has been announced. No further information regarding a release date or where we can watch it has surfaced quite yet. According to the production team, we can expect details soon. The older anime adaptation is streaming on Crunchyroll.

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The PlayStation Plus lineup includes Nier Replicant, 13 Sentinels, and more.

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Level Up Wednesday, September 13, 2023 1:13 PM
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