Kotaku Thursday, September 14, 2023 5:50 PM
Whenever Sony events roll around, there's always a twinge of anticipation among players that we may see new footage of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Square Enix's sequel to Final Fantasy VII Remake, which itself was the first chapter of its trilogy of games that are not-so-faithfully remaking the 1997 classic. And that's…
Kotaku Thursday, September 14, 2023 5:28 PM
Sony's State of Play broadcast on September 14 released even more gameplay footage from Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Insomniac Games' PlayStation 5 exclusive.
Kotaku Thursday, September 14, 2023 4:35 PM
On August 22, Immortals of Aveum was released on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. Three and a half weeks later, around half of the staff who worked on the game have reportedly been laid off after it failed to sell enough copies to satisfy its publisher. It's yet another round of layoffs to hit the game industry this year.
Kotaku Thursday, September 14, 2023 2:54 PM
If it feels like Nintendo has put a ton of Mario on the menu lately, there's a clear explanation for the boom of Italian-American fare—and it's not that the Feast of San Gennaro is coming up. Not long after its April debut, The Super Mario Bros. Movie became the highest-grossing film of the year until Barbie came along
Kotaku Thursday, September 14, 2023 2:50 PM
I've put over 120 hours into last November's Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and I think at some point between then and now, I must have mentally suppressed just how poorly these open-world Switch games run. Either that, or their first DLC, The Teal Mask, is somehow worse at holding itself together than the base games…
Kotaku Thursday, September 14, 2023 2:30 PM
Cyberpunk 2077's 2.0 update is coming on September 21, and it completely overhauls the game's skill trees to give you a more defined playstyle. It rules. But if you're a fan of the Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime (which is very good), you'll notice the new skill trees include perks based on characters from the anime,…
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Today's busy Nintendo Direct included one smaller announcement that took us by surprise: a remastering of niche classic, Another Code: Two Memories. It's very welcome surprise, but a somewhat confusing one, given that Trace Memory (as it was called in the United States alone) is such a specifically Nintendo DS game.
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A death threat made against two of video game technology vendor Unity's U.S.-based offices was deemed "credible," prompting the company to take precautionary measures.
Kotaku Thursday, September 14, 2023 12:23 PM
Cyberpunk 2077's one-and-only expansion, Phantom Liberty, is coming out on September 26, but the 2.0 update—which brings some pretty significant systemic changes to the RPG that has been getting incremental changes since its disastrous launch in 2020—is coming out for free for all players on September 21. Is it enough…
Kotaku Thursday, September 14, 2023 11:21 AM
Nintendo led another 40-minute Direct on September 14, and there were tons of Mario games and some surprising announcements. There was, sadly, no Switch 2, or the Tomodachi Life Switch port some passionate people on Change.org have been hoping and dreaming about, but it's OK. You can hope and dream in your sleep.
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During today's Nintendo Direct presentation, the company revealed that the classic high-speed futuristic racer F-Zero will make a return as a...battle royale speedster.
Kotaku Thursday, September 14, 2023 10:50 AM
Nintendo just wrapped up its latest Nintendo Direct, and it closed the show with a banger of an announcement: Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door is getting a remake for Switch in 2024.
Kotaku Thursday, September 14, 2023 10:28 AM
Previously only briefly teased without any concrete details, Nintendo has now done a full reveal for its upcoming game starring the one-and-only Princess Peach. Making its full debut during the September 14 Nintendo Direct, Princess Peach: Showtime! involves the iconic princess changing her outfits Sailor Moon-style,…
PCGamesN Thursday, September 14, 2023 5:40 PM
The Sims 4 is my long-standing favorite simulation game, and it has a lot to do with its constant incoming stream of new content. EA releases regular new packs for the game steadily, whether those be in the form of smaller kits or bigger expansions with new worlds and more. The latest pack revealed by EA is none other than a cooking-themed stuff pack for The Sims 4. It brings a little bit of everything to help your Sims live out their wildest chef-related dreams with it, from new kitchen decorations to recipes.
Continue reading The Sims 4 takes the cake with its upcoming cooking packMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Sims 4 mods, Best Sims 4 sex mods, The Sims 4 cheats
PCGamesN Thursday, September 14, 2023 2:12 PM
Bandle Tale has to be the cutest RPG game I've seen in ages, and it was only just revealed by Riot Forge. The team behind League of Legends is teaming up with Lazy Bear Games, an indie developer best known for its iconic farming game, Graveyard Keeper, to bring us a cozy crafting experience all about yordles. That's right, Teemo lovers. Bandle Tale is set in Bandle City, where you play as a shy yordle from Yarnville who excels at knitting. With a mix of LoL champions and Stardew Valley vibes, what's not to love?
Continue reading League of Legends meets Stardew Valley in adorable new RPGMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best crafting games, Best farming games, Best RPG games
PCGamesN Thursday, September 14, 2023 1:32 PM
Hades 2 is one of the most highly anticipated roguelike games around, with masses of dedicated fans eagerly awaiting Supergiant Games' sequel. The original game blended a deeply emotional mythology-inspired story with difficult, rewarding combat, making for an unforgettable experience. Hades 2 brings us back to the Underworld as its immortal princess. The developer just revealed that the bewitching game has an early access release planned already, and it's coming pretty soon.
Continue reading Hades 2 announces early access, and it starts sooner than you thinkMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best roguelike games, Best fantasy games on PC
PCGamesN Thursday, September 14, 2023 5:48 PM
How do you unlock and perform Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities? In a rather annoying move, each character only has access to one of their fatalities by default. To get the rest of the MK1 fatalities, you'll need to go through one of the many game modes to unlock them, and then you need to equip them in the customize mode.
So yes, if you want to perform the most disgusting finishing moves in Mortal Kombat 1, you'll first need to explore the fighting game's Invasions Mode and achieve certain missions. When you get them, you can view them via the Mortal Kombat 1 gear system, or you can just read on to find out all the fatality codes as you don't actually need to unlock them to use them! If you're looking for all the Mortal Kombat 1 Brutalities, they're on a separate list, as there are so many of them to find. So here is how you unlock all Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities and the inputs to perform them.
Continue reading Mortal Kombat 1 Fatalities – how to unlock and performMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Mortal Kombat 1 characters, Mortal Kombat 1 release date, Mortal Kombat 1 system requirements
PCGamesN Thursday, September 14, 2023 12:57 PM
Cyberpunk 2077 has all of the dark, gritty qualities you could hope for in a futuristic RPG game, but none of them compare to those coming with CD Projekt Red's new expansion. Phantom Liberty takes players to Dogtown, a ruined city defined by its crumbling architecture and corrupt citizens. Cyberpunk 2077's upcoming content introduces us to characters like Solomon Reed, represented by actor Idris Elba. He was revealed to be much more than just the expansion's central figure, though. He's also responsible for new in-game music, acting as a DJ, producer, and rapper.Cyberpunk 2077 review, Best Cyberpunk 2077 mods, Buy Cyberpunk 2077
PCGamesN Thursday, September 14, 2023 12:49 PM
What are Mortal Kombat 1 Dragon Crystals? If you've had a chance to enter the shop in Mortal Kombat 1, you may have noticed a currency that doesn't appear anywhere else in the game. Dragon Crystals are represented by red ovals covered in a golden trim, and you know if you have any by entering the store and looking at the bottom right-hand corner.
If you do have some Dragon Crystals, most likely by purchasing the premium edition which gives you early access to the Mortal Kombat 1 release date, you're in luck. This special currency allows you to purchase exclusive pieces of Mortal Kombat 1 gear, giving you pieces of armor to make your favorite Mortal Kombat 1 characters stand out on the battlefield.
Continue reading Mortal Kombat 1 Dragon Crystals explainedMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Mortal Kombat 1 characters, Mortal Kombat 1 release date, Mortal Kombat 1 system requirements
PCGamesN Thursday, September 14, 2023 12:32 PM
When is the Hades 2 release date? After the runaway success of Hades, fans are excited to see what Supergiant Games has in store for the follow-up to the huge indie hit. When will you be able to get your hands on it, though?
The mythological roguelike game was revealed during The Game Awards 2022. Despite receiving critical praise for their previous titles, Hades 2 is the first sequel Supergiant Games has ever made. We're expecting big things from the devs - the original Hades was so good that it made our best PC games list. So with all of the fluff out of the way, it's time to take a look at everything we know so far about Hades 2, including its release date window, story, trailers, and gameplay.
Continue reading Hades 2 release date window, early access, trailers, and storyMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best roguelike games, Best fantasy games on PC
PCGamesN Thursday, September 14, 2023 12:34 PM
The Tomb Raider Remastered trilogy is confirmed for PC, as developer Aspyr overhauls three of the most important and influential action-adventure games of all time with a shiny new HD look. Tomb Raider I-III Remastered brings together the first three Tomb Raider game along with their expansions, so you can experience Lara Croft's iconic first outing with upgraded hi-res graphics.
Continue reading The original Tomb Raider Remastered trilogy is confirmed for PCMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best action-adventure games, Best old games, Best single-player games
PCGamesN Thursday, September 14, 2023 12:08 PM
How do you get coins in Mortal Kombat 1? Coins can be spent in the in-game store to customize your fighter's appearance, ensuring your character looks their best on the battlefield.
There's an awful lot to unlock in Mortal Kombat 1, but coins and seasonal credits are the only currencies that can be earned entirely through in-game actions. When you look at the Mortal Kombat 1 characters and each of their unlockable pieces of Mortal Kombat 1 gear, you're going to want a large piggy bank to store all the coins needed to unlock everything. Here's what you need to do to unlock coins in Mortal Kombat 1.
Continue reading How to unlock coins in Mortal Kombat 1MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Mortal Kombat 1 characters, Mortal Kombat 1 release date, Mortal Kombat 1 system requirements
PCGamesN Thursday, September 14, 2023 11:40 AM
Dark and Darker update 12 has arrived for Ironmace's old-school dungeon-crawling RPG game. The extraction-style PvPvE game has found itself a dedicated audience despite the fact that you still can't find Dark and Darker on Steam at the time of writing. For those of you still eagerly spending time with the early access build, we've got the latest set of Dark and Darker patch notes for you as its newest update rolls out.
Continue reading Dark and Darker update buffs Wizards and adds low level matchmakingMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Dark and Darker release date, Dark and Darker system requirements, Dark and Darker classes guide
PCGamesN Thursday, September 14, 2023 11:19 AM
It's not easy being a survivor in Dead by Daylight. Sometimes you're dodging hatchets, other times you're having vials of toxic gas lobbed at you by a huge clown - you never really catch a break in the horror game, do you? Add face-camping into the mix and the whole thing gets even messier - but, as we know, the DBD dev team is hard at work devising a counter, and new details imply that it just might be a second-phase chance to unhook.
Continue reading DBD self unhook changes might let you off the hook in phase twoMORE FROM PCGAMESN: DBD killer tier list, Best horror games, DBD codes
PCGamesN Thursday, September 14, 2023 11:24 AM
What are the Starfield creatures? One of the more terrifying prospects of landing on a Starfield planet is the fear of running into the unknown. We can handle space pirates and mercenaries just fine, but the idea of being tracked down by a bloodthirsty beast roaming on a desolate planet sounds like a nightmare.
From the gameplay we've seen so far, many of the creatures in Starfield appear peaceful. If you aren't actively provoking them, they should leave you alone. With the right set of Starfield skills, you can use any lurking creatures to attack hostile enemies, allowing you to avoid any combat. . Here's everything we know about the Starfield creatures right now, including where you can find them and what you can do with them.
Continue reading All Starfield creatures – monster and fauna listMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield review, Starfield companions, Starfield traits
PCGamesN Thursday, September 14, 2023 11:06 AM
If you love free PC games, and you think you've got a cool head under pressure, then 911 Operator is here to test your mettle. The stressful strategy game places you in the shoes of an emergency service operator, tasking you with responding to calls for firefighters, police, and ambulances and dispatching your crews appropriately and efficiently. 911 Operator aims to capture one of the world's most high-stakes jobs, and it can be yours for free if you're quick.
Continue reading Free PC game – avert disaster in this high-stakes strategy gameMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best simulation games, Best strategy games, Best management games
PCGamesN Thursday, September 14, 2023 11:00 AM
Ridge Racer is the one that sticks in my mind. Fast, fluid, and leaping off the screen with primary colors and raw energy, back in 1995 (I played the late-arriving PlayStation port) it felt unlike anything I'd seen before. Burnout came later. In the wake of Gran Turismo, which brought an incredible and more serious depth to the racing game, Burnout felt like the revival of Outrun - you just put the pedal down, take in the music and the atmosphere, and try not to crash. I miss the simplicity, the vibrancy, and the high-speed joy of '90s racing sims. So it's a good job Horizon Chase 2, one of the best racers of the past five years and homage to the genre's greatest age, is finally on PC via Epic Games.Best racing games, Best sports games, Best old games
PCGamesN Thursday, September 14, 2023 11:10 AM
What is the best Baldur's Gate 3 Barbarian build? Our guide has got that covered. We focus on the Barbarian's unique features and look at its two subclasses, Berserker and Wildheart. We'll also look at the ideal selections when it comes to races, abilities, and backgrounds.
The Baldur's Gate 3 Barb utilizes Rage to boost offense and defense and is - quite literally - one of the strongest Baldur's Gate 3 classes. When considering the best BG3 Barbarian build, we've selected the best equipment and subclass to choose, as well as which of the BG3 races is the best fit, so read on for our advice on making the strongest Barb possible.
Continue reading Best Baldur's Gate 3 Barbarian buildMORE FROM PCGAMESN: Baldur's Gate 3 quests, Baldur's Gate 3 review, Baldur's Gate 3 class
PCGamesN Thursday, September 14, 2023 10:47 AM
What are the best Roblox games? Games aren't just better than ever for kids; the means of creating them are, too. The best example of that is Roblox: a massively multiplayer online game creation platform, and since it is so easy to make something fun, there are millions of Roblox games to enjoy. User-generated creations allow you to weather the existential threat of a natural disaster, try your hand as a pizza maker, and take a break from it all with a spot of peaceful scuba diving.
From sims to RPGs and adventure titles, we've highlighted the best Roblox games to enjoy, with over 100 million other pals in online games. Think of it like Minecraft and LittleBigPlanet smooshed together and forged into an entire platform to create one of the best free PC games available. Below you can find the best Roblox games and more about this exciting platform. If you're looking for some Roblox freebies, you can check these guides for working, new Skibiverse codes, and Fruit Battlegrounds codes to gain an advantage in your games.
Continue reading The best Roblox games in 2023MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes
PCGamesN Thursday, September 14, 2023 10:34 AM
What is the Diablo 3 Season 29 start time? Diablo 3's final season is upon us, and if you're looking for something to do during the Diablo 4 downtime, or want to join in on the last hurrah for Blizzard's decade-old PC ARPG, then we've got everything you need to know about what you can expect from this last season, which promises to answer nearly every popular fan request.Diablo 3 builds, Diablo 3 Necromancer skills, Best games like Diablo
PCGamesN Thursday, September 14, 2023 10:20 AM
How do you unlock secret characters in Vampire Survivors? When you start your first run, you only have a handful of characters and a few weapons available. However, on each playthrough, more items, weapons, and characters are unlocked for you to use in future attempts. Later, you can also find Arcana to give your weapons unique bonuses to annihilate your foes.
You can unlock secret Vampire Survivors characters by meeting requirements, such as leveling up your gear to a certain threshold, finding items in a level, or slaying a quota of monsters. These items are vital to use Vampire Survivor weapon evolutions to maximize a weapon's damage output for the best Vampire Survivors build. We also have Vampire Survivors cheats you can type in to get another hidden vampire slayer, steps to access other secret characters, and every unlock for the new Legacy of Moonspell and Tides of Foscari DLC packs.
Continue reading How to unlock secret characters in Vampire SurvivorsMORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best Vampire Survivors power ups, Vampire Survivors weapon evolution guide, The best Vampire Survivors build
PCGamesN Thursday, September 14, 2023 10:03 AM
Is The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Steam Deck compatible? Those looking for their next horror fix on the Steam Deck might have to look elsewhere, as although The Texas Chain Saw Massacre runs on the Steam Deck, its performance will leave you hungry for a more optimized experience.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre system requirements ask for 30GB of install space, which isn't as a lot compared to some of the best Steam Deck games, but it's still a big chunk of your handheld's storage. Check out the best microSD for Steam Deck to make extra room, and if you're still dining out on the 64GB model of the PC gaming handheld.
Continue reading Is The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Steam Deck compatible?MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best graphics card, Best gaming PC, Best SSD for gaming
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, September 14, 2023 4:58 PM
Cyberpunk 2077's Update 2.0 - which adds new skill trees and perks, vehicle combat, and revamped police responses to the FPS-RPG - will launch on September 21st. That's a little before the release of the paid expansion, Phantom Liberty, on September 26th.
The release date was announced today as part of a developer stream, which also included a new cinematic trailer for the expansion featuring a little of Idris Elba's character before the events of the game.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, September 14, 2023 4:08 PM
American Truck Simulator has, by my count, now added eleven extra states as DLC over and above the two it launched with. That means there's a long way to go before it completely unites the states as one country under 18-wheels, but SCS Software are continuing their efforts with the announcement of a third in-development expansion: Arkansas.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, September 14, 2023 3:32 PM
I bought a Steam Deck thinking I would delight in being able to play the breadth and depth of PC gaming away from my desk. Then I downloaded arcade racer Horizon Chase Turbo and basically played nothing else. It was fast, accessible, a throwback to the Amiga racers of my youth, and perfect for sneaking in between work meetings and emails.
Now its sequel Horizon Chase 2 is out on PC... but only via the Epic Games Store. Damn.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, September 14, 2023 2:55 PM
The first three Tomb Raider games are being remastered and re-released. The awkwardly named Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft refreshes the graphics, adds quality-of-life features, and will release next year on February 14th.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, September 14, 2023 1:20 PM
I wouldn't say I've been itching to return to Amnesia: The Bunker, Frictional's perfectly ghastly blend of horror game and immersive sim, but I've certainly been itching to write about it. The terrible beauty of that generator-based exploration and scavenging loop. That moment when you walk just a little too quickly down a corridor, and hear the awful rummaging in the walls. The agonising discovery that not only is it possible to roam with the lights out, but pretty much required, beyond a certain point. The dense burden of grasping more or less where to go, without knowing how to survive the journey - and above all else, those goddamn rats, always encountered where least convenient. Shoo! Shoo!
It's by far the most oppressive and demanding horror game I've played in recent memory, and it'll get considerably worse with the release of the Halloween update.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, September 14, 2023 1:00 PM
Final Fantasy XIV's huge fishing community make their own fun with spreadsheets and bootleg aquariums
On paper, Final Fantasy XIV doesn't do a very good job of encouraging fishing. FFXIV's lead director and producer Naoki Yoshida — known as Yoshi P — wanted to create something that was "fun, but relaxing", and there aren't a lot of material rewards for the time you put in. You can sell the fish or break them down into other materials, but really the only reason to fish is for the sake of fishing itself.
And yet today Final Fantasy XIV is home to a close knit fishing community of over 27,000 people. This single shared interest has spun off into many different directions, including fishing as a competitive journey, the process of building a space for the hobby itself, and even a kind of metagame. But the main thread tying these all together is the love for fishing, and the community's central hub is actually located outside of the game - in a Discord server called Fisherman's Horizon, lovingly nicknamed Fishcord.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, September 14, 2023 12:25 PM
Unity staff have been sent threats in the wake of the controversial unveiling of a new pricing structure for Unity games. The company have now closed several of their offices to protect employees, and a law enforcement investigation is underway.
"Hey y'all, just a reminder to think before you target Unity employees," senior XR product designer Javier Busto tweeted earlier today. "This morning we learned that law enforcement notified several Unity offices of credible threats. This fucking sucks."
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, September 14, 2023 11:35 AM
The Starfield no-planets run: five reasons Starfield is genuinely, indisputably better as a pure space sim
There comes a point in every diary playthrough when the Comet of Invention meets the Cowpat of Diminishing Returns, when the Foot of Agency meets the Covert Hedgehog of Limited Design, when Fucking Around meets Finding Not Much Out. I fear we are reaching that point with the life and times of Mary Read, my Starfield character and nowadays quite accomplished space pirate, who has sworn never to land on a planet ever again.
Immediately after conquering the Chimera in Part 2 of the Starfield No-Planet Run, I commandeered a UC Longsword II on the other side of the same system. The Longsword has proven a predator without equal, charging straight through opposing craft even when they've got several levels on me, its unforgiving autocannons forming the dominant bassline of every encounter. Frankly, it's getting repetitive, and while the obvious remedy is to plunge cackling and crying into a star system with an AI threat level in the high double digits, I doubt that will really alter the rhythms of Starfield's ship combat - it'll just mean I have to do some grinding.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, September 14, 2023 11:04 AM
I didn't sleep a lot at the weekend and nothing interesting happened during the week (please bear in mind that we recorded this episode of The Electronic Wireless Show podcast before Unity made any announcements) so we decided to look at how Starfield is doing post-launch. Plus, Nate has been playing Baldur's Gate 3 and has thoughts about it, so that's double SEO juice for this episode.
There's double beans metaphors this week, and James talks about the latest Steam Decklike, the Lenovo Legion go, which is like if a portable PC made love to a Switch, kind of. Some fun recommendations this week, too, especially if you like cathedrals.
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Siliconera Thursday, September 14, 2023 5:55 PM
Potential Foamstars players will have the chance to get their hands on the game well ahead of its launch in the very near future. During the PlayStation State of Play on September 14, 2023, Square Enix announced an open beta scheduled for this month. The Foamstars open beta kicks off Friday, September 29, 2023.
This open beta will run for a few days until it concludes on Sunday, October 1, 2023. The 4v4 party shooter's network test will be available on both PS4 and PS5, letting players check out two game modes and eight playable characters.
The first of the game modes is Smash the Star, which sees one of the players on a team become the Star Player after seven teammates get eliminated. The game ends when the first team eliminates the opposing team's Star Player and wins the match.
The other game mode available is Happy Bath Survival. This is a 2v2 mode where two players are in an arena, with the other two on the outside. The goal is to use foam to blast and knock out the opposing player in the arena first to win the round. The first team to win two of the three rounds takes the match.
Players have the chance to check out the stylish competitive multiplayer game, with similarities to the Splatoon series, during the open beta ahead of its full release next year.
Foamstars is coming to PS4 and PS5 in 2024. The Foamstars open beta is September 29, 2023 through October 1, 2023.
Siliconera Thursday, September 14, 2023 5:50 PM
The PS5 release date for Honkai: Star Rail appeared. In a trailer at Sony's September 2023 State of Play presentation, HoYoVerse revealed that the game will be coming to PS5 on October 11, 2023.
Aside from the release date, the new Honkai: Star Rail trailer featured a speech from Kafka. There were also scenes from a battle from the recently added Simulated Universe: Swarm Disaster mode featuring Dan Heng.
The full trailer can be seen here.
HoYoVerse initially announced the release window for Honkai: Star Rail on PS5 during Summer Game Fest 2023. They also held a PS5 technical test at gamescom 2023, with recruitment held later in August 2023. The PC and mobile versions of the game both appeared in April 2023. This means it took six months for HoYoVerse to get the console version of the game prepared.
Currently, the Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae five-star banner is live in the game until September 20, 2023. The next banner will add the five-star Fu Xuan and four-star Lynx Landau. It looks like the PS5 version version could arrive alongside update 1.4's debut.
Honkai: Star Rail is out now for PC and mobile platforms. It will be released for PS5 on October 11, 2023.
Siliconera Thursday, September 14, 2023 5:40 PM
At the September 2023 PlayStation Showcase, Square Enix confirmed the release date for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the awaited sequel to FFVII Remake, and showed a new gameplay and story trailer. FFVII Rebirth will release exclusively for the PlayStation 5 on February 29, 2024. It will be exclusive to the console until May 29, 2024. As a reminder, it is a two-disc game. The new trailer showed some new and returning characters, as well as a better look at some of the locations that players will be able to explore outside of Midgar.
You can take a better look at the new Final Fantasy VII Rebirth release date trailer revealed during the September 2023 PlayStation Showcase here:
FFVII Rebirth was originally announced during the Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary Celebration held on June 16, 2022. Rebirth will be the second part in the trilogy project.
The reveal trailer for FFVII Rebirth showed a glimpse at the remake's version of the Cloud and Sephiroth flashback sequence in Nibelheim. It also highlighted a few new lines of dialogue between Cloud, Aerith, and Tifa discussing their future. In addition, the trailer focused heavily on Zack Fair and the former SOLDIER's new fate in the remake continuity.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is the second part in the FFVII Remake trilogy. It is being developed exclusively for the PlayStation 5, and it will release in February 29, 2024. After May 29, 2024, the game might appear on other platforms.
The post Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Release Date Revealed, Trailer Appears appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Thursday, September 14, 2023 5:35 PM
During the September 2023 State of Play, Capcom and Sony revealed a new Resident Evil 4 Remake trailer showing off the Separate Ways DLC starring Ada Wong. The new DLC is coming out on September 21, 2023. Additionally, a free The Mercenaries update will bring Ada and Wesker as new playable characters. The Separate Ways DLC will cost $9.99.
The new story DLC will reveal a different side of Leon's adventure to save Ashley, the daughter of the US President in a rural European village. With the spy Ada Wong as the playable protagonist, new traversal mechanics will be available for the player. Capcom also revealed that the free VR Mode update for RE4 Remake will appear on Winter 2023. The
Take a look at the new Resident Evil 4 Remake Separate Ways DLC reveal trailer that appeared at the latest State of Play:
It was recently announced that RE4 Remake will be compatible for the new generation of iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max smartphones.
Resident Evil 4 Remake is immediately available on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC. The Separate Ways DLC will cost $9.99 and will come out on September 21, 2023. The Mercenaries will get a free update including Ada and Wesker as playable characters.
The post Resident Evil 4 Remake Separate Ways DLC Coming Soon appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Thursday, September 14, 2023 5:31 PM
Bandai Namco announced a follow-up to Tales of Arise at the September 2023 State of Play. Despite saying there would be no DLC, Tales of Arise: Before the Dawn is on the way. This is a new adventure that will be set after the end of the main game and requires the base title to play. It will debut on November 9, 2023.
The video begins with Alphen and Shionne traveling together. We then see a mysterious young girl being chased. When all of the playable characters from the original game are reunited, Dohalim introduces Nazamil. She's a mysterious young daughter of a Lord who is in danger.
Back in August 2021, the original game's producer Yusuke Tomizawa said there would be no DLC or sequel to the adventure. However, Bandai Namco filed a trademark for Tales of Arise: Before the Dawn back in December 2022. While there weren't many details, it seemed to contradict that.
Tales of Arise is available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC, and Before the Dawn will arrive on November 9, 2023. People must have the original game if they want to go through the new adventure when it launches.
The post Tales of Arise DLC Before the Dawn Arrives in November appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Thursday, September 14, 2023 4:00 PM
Players can team up with Lelouch and experience the story of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion from a different perspective, and influence the direction of the plot in a whole new way to discover the "lost story" of Code Geass. The game will also cover events of Akito the Exiled, Oz of the Reflection, and will add new side stories focusing on the main characters of the series. Lost Stories gives players access to all of the characters and Knightmare Frames (KMFs) from the series so they can create their own squad and choose who will go into battle.
The main story cutscenes are made using Live 2D and feature fully-voiced scenes with the original Japanese voice actors returning to reprise their roles.
The Japanese voice cast consists of the following voice actors:
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Siliconera Thursday, September 14, 2023 4:00 PM
Stray Children is a new bittersweet fairytale RPG adventure being developed by Onion Games. The game was revealed during the Japanese broadcast of the September 2023 Nintendo Direct. In this new surreal title, the protagonist of the game is a kid that gets absorbed by a console and ends up in a land inhabited only by children.
In the land of the game, adults will sometimes try and eat children. The game will feature a turn-based combat system with a great emphasis on talking to enemies and finding ways to avoid a disastrous fate. During combat, the protagonist will have to move around the field to avoid damage during combat, in a similar fashion to Undertale.
You can take a look at the reveal trailer for Stray Children on minute 1:10:26 of the latest Japanese Nintendo Direct presentation.
Onion Games is a studio founded by veteran developers and members of the defunct Love-de-Lic studio. The developers are well known for having worked on cult-classics titles like Chulip, Little King's Story, Rule of Rose, and Moon: Remix RPG Adventure.
Moon originally released for the PlayStation in 1997 exclusively in Japan, and made its way to modern systems in 2020. Moon is well known for having been one of the titled that inspired Undertale.
Stray Children is currently under development for the Nintendo Switch. The North American release date for the game is TBD, and the Japanese release date for the game is Winter 2023.
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Siliconera Thursday, September 14, 2023 3:30 PM
At The Game Awards 2022, Supergiant unveiled Hades 2, and now it revealed the early access release window for it ahead of TGS 2023. It will enter that phase in Q2 2024. The developer also noted that people will be able to find Hades 2 on both Epic Games Store and Steam when it launches, and there will be a Technical Test before that happens.
The Hades 2 Technical Test will show up in Q2 2024. This will be a more limited affair. Only a small number of potential players will be picked to play during this portion. The build will be smaller and focus on "technical" and "compatibility" issues.
The goal with the early access phase for Hades 2 will be to release it with quite a bit of content available. However, the announcement noted they want to ensure it is released at a point where the team can still make changes based on what early access players experience. It did note that there will be multiple Major Updates leading up to the 1.0 release of the game.
Hades 2 Technical Test and early access release will happen for the PC in Q2 2024 when it appears on Epic Games Store and Steam. A console release hasn't been confirmed yet.
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Siliconera Thursday, September 14, 2023 3:00 PM
Gunbrella is an unusual sort of game. It's a platformer with run-and-gun elements. However, the execution and implementation of the story and quests into all of its parts makes it feel like more than that. It can often feel like more of an adventure, given times when you'll need to collect items like rats or keys or get information from a specific person to progress. The blending of these things are all well handled and, some bugs that could be addressed by the time you see this aside, it's a generally fascinating little game.
Gunbrella begins with a man on a mission. After finding a loved one dead and the titular weapon left on the scene as the only clue, the survivor set out for information and, presumably, revenge. So, this person heads to the city of Allendale to get a better idea of what's going on and get closure.
In many ways, Gunbrella looks like any platformer with gun elements. You'll find yourself in some stages, often in swamps, sewers, or buildings, that may have multiple paths, doors to unlock, and perilous dangers to dodge as you journey to reach specific spots. Enemies will be littered throughout, responding to your very existence with a desire to attack and shoot at you either with bullets or magic. However, there are also more towns to explore than I expected here. There, you'll interact with individuals to take on side quests, learn more about the world, and find ways to advance in the event the path to the next series of "stages" is blocked.
I really didn't expect the depth I saw there. For example, one early side quest involves finding a gem from a cult's manor. However, there are two possible homes for it. You can meet the two folks who both want to own it on your way to "visit" the cult members, and likely pass at least one of them as you head back. These sort of things come up pretty often, and I liked how exploring off a beaten path or spending extra time in areas usually rewarded me with things like scrap for upgrading the gunbrella or ambiance that helped better define the world. Instead of feeling like I'm exploring some labyrinthine area like in Castlevania or Metroid or some straightforward series of levels like Mega Man, it's instead this progression of spaces with towns, forests, sewers, and specific places in between. I appreciated the connection.
I also appreciated how Gunbrella sometimes feels like it rewards being stealthy, agile, and clandestine more than straightforward, mindless shooting and rushing. It can feel like there are various paths through places. For example, one forested area I explored sometimes felt like I could grind on the rails above or go for a high road or stay closer to the ground and possible watery spaces. Maybe I sneak up on that armed official and shoot from someplace that isn't directly in front of them, drawing their ire. Opponents seem reasonable, though I felt there is a noticeable increase in intelligence from human opponents that may more relentlessly pursue you than, say, certain animals. (Except bees. Bees are bad.)
However, one thing I noticed is that the difficulty level of the bosses often felt tied more to how comfortable I was wielding the gunbrella than they were about the bosses being unfair or exceptionally strong. How they move about the stage and knowing how I'd need to respond by dashing, unfurling the umbrella portion to act as a shield, and time movements was the more critical part. It's interesting, and I felt it helped show the importance of the game's core mechanic in a way some of the more common encounters with typical enemies did.
The one thing I will say is I noticed a number of small bugs throughout Gunbrella. Most of them did seem fixed via patches ahead of launch, so it might be fine once it's in your hands. It's a solid adventure aside from that. I'd even say the narrative-heavy elements mean it might be a bit more of interest to people who wouldn't normally go for a platformer like this. Yes, you'll eventually need to be incredibly comfortable with the weapon as you get near the end and face certain encounters. But it's welcoming in a way I didn't expect.
Basically, it feels like Doinksoft really went as far as possible to ensure it makes Gunbrella feel like it is taking part in a cohesive, connected world filled with ambiance, rather than some loose arrangement of levels. It made me feel like paying attention to different characters and exploring every possible house and area mattered. Especially since it often rewarded me for doing so. It's a novel game that seems well-supported.
Gunbrella is available for the Nintendo Switch and PC.
Siliconera Thursday, September 14, 2023 2:30 PM
During the September 2023 Nintendo Direct, a new Among Us map was shown in a new teaser trailer. The new video featured a new 2D animation teasing the new map's mushroom gimmick. New tasks to complete were also briefly shown, like peering through a telescope and roasting crewmate-shaped marshmallows. The Fungle will be released in October 2023.
You can see the new Among Us The Fungle map teaser trailer below:
Among Us is available to download on the Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android devices, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X, and The Fungle map will appear in October 2023.
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Siliconera Thursday, September 14, 2023 2:30 PM
Netflix announced that there will be a One Piece live-action adaptation season 2, and Eiichiro Oda was part of the announcement. There's a video with the original creator's Transponder Snail. While details about the cast didn't come up, Oda's message did mention Inaki Godoy, who plays Luffy, and his crew. This suggests everyone could be back.
Here's the official announcement from Oda. In addition to mentioning Luffy and the existing crew, there's a reference to Tony Tony Chopper. Oda noted, "From here on, it seems to me the Straw Hats will need a great doctor."
Netflix also confirmed some stats about the show's launch. It noted that it debuted in first place on the service in 46 countries when it launched on August 31, 2023. It ended up being in the top ten most watched shows on the service in 93 countries. Between August 31, 2023 and September 14, 2023, it passed 37.8 million views as well. Figures aside, we already had an idea this could be happening. Variety reported that some One Piece live-action season 2 scripts had already been written ahead of Netflix's announcement.
Season 1 One Piece live-action show is on Netflix, with season 2 in development. The anime is streaming on both Crunchyroll and Netflix. Viz Media handles the manga volumes outside Japan.
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Siliconera Thursday, September 14, 2023 2:00 PM
Nintendo revealed the release date for the new Xenoblade Chronicles 3 amiibo of Noah and Mio during the latest Nintendo Direct presentation. Additionally, the company shared that the figures will unlock new costumes for the party. All six main characters will get a costume based on the outfits the characters use during downtime in cutscenes. Furthermore, Noah and Mio will each get additional costumes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 from these figures.
Note: The costumes unlocked by the Noah and Mio amiibo include spoilers for the story of Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
The Noah amiibo will unlock costumes for the Keves party members, while Mio's amiibo will unlock them for the Agnus characters. Additionally, the figures will only be available as a double pack.
The additional costumes for Noah and Mio are based on the golden and silver armors that Ouroboros Consuls N and M use in the game. However, Noah's new Consul costume will only alter his outfit, as his hair will remain tied in a ponytail.
You can check out the new outfits for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 here:
The Super Smash Bros Ultimate amiibo based on Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 recently released, and they allow players to unlock both Aegis swords as cosmetics for the Swordfighter class in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is immediately available for the Nintendo Switch. The new Noah and Mio amiibo figures are coming out on January 19, 2024, and they will unlock new costumes for the party.
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Siliconera Thursday, September 14, 2023 1:30 PM
Volume 37 of the Hunter x Hunter manga will finally appear in English outside Japan in October 2023. People can get it digitally and physically on October 3, 2023. It will cost $11.99. This means it is more expensive than volume 36, which cost $9.99.
Viz Media also revealed the cover for the upcoming volume of the Hunter x Hunter manga. It is a more stoic and solemn one with a more monochromatic sort of look to it.
It's been quite a while since we saw a new volume of the manga appear. Viz Media released volume 36 back in August 2019. That launched in October 2018 in Japan. This happens because mangaka Yoshihiro Togashi is experiencing some health problems. As such, this means that the series often goes on hiatus and the release of chapters can end up being delayed. For example, one of the last few updates came in March 2023. That covered the progress of chapter 401 and an update on Togashi's health.
Volume 37 of the Hunter x Hunter manga will appear outside Japan on October 3, 2023. The anime is available to stream on Crunchyroll. People can also read the individual chapters of the series on MangaPlus and Viz Media.
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Siliconera Thursday, September 14, 2023 1:00 PM
The Japanese version of the September 2023 Nintendo Direct confirmed the release date for Fitness Boxing feat Hatsune Miku. The fitness training game that stars the Vocaloid idol will be available physically and digitally on the Nintendo Switch on March 7, 2024.
The Japanese Direct trailer informed us that this collaboration game with Hatsune Miku will have the same interface as Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise. Imagineer's press release added that two instructors from the original Fitness Boxing 2, Lin and Evan, will also appear to support Miku in the Exercise Mode.
Fitness Boxing feat. Hatsune Miku will also have a new "Mixercise" mode that synchronizes the training regiments with some of Miku's popular songs, such as "Melt" by ryo and "Vampire" by DECO*27.
Imagineer had previously revealed Fitness Boxing feat Hatsune Miku at the beginning of September 2023. However, its first trailer did not include a release date. Although the previous crossover game with Fist of the North Star had a worldwide release, Imagineer has yet to confirm this game's official releases outside of Japan as of September 14, 2023.
This Fitness Boxing game will be one of the numerous collaborations that Crypton set up to celebrate Hatsune Miku's 16th birthday. The company has also announced Project Voltage, where Hatsune Miku will perform new songs related to the Pokemon franchise.
Fitness Boxing feat. Hatsune Miku will be available for Nintendo Switch in Japan on March 7, 2024.
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Siliconera Thursday, September 14, 2023 12:30 PM
The free Switch demo for Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince is now available to download from the Nintendo eShop worldwide. During the Japanese stream of the September 2023 Nintendo Direct, it was announced that The Dark Prince would be receiving a demo for players to try out ahead of its December 2023 release. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
People who play the demo will be able to transfer their save data over to the full version of The Dark Prince. The demo allows players to experience the early story of the game and explore various areas, capture monsters, and build their party to take on even more difficult monsters.
Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince is the latest game in the Monsters series following the dark prince Psaro and his quest to become the Master of Monsterkind. He is joined by his friends Rose, Toilen Trubble, and Fizzy as they travel the world to recruit and train monsters, and as they travel they uncover an epic adventure awaiting them.
The new teaser from the latest Nintendo Direct showed off various monsters and familiar faces from the Dragon Quest franchise. It can be viewed below:
Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince will release worldwide on Nintendo Switch on December 1, 2023, and the demo is live.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, September 14, 2023 5:44 PM
Jean is a 5-star character in Genshin Impact released at the launch of the game. Jean is an Anemo healer, fitting for one of the main representatives of Mondstadt. As a healer, Jean specializes in keeping your team alive while also contributing to team damage with her Elemental Burst. Anemo users are also great at reducing elemental resistances, debuffing enemies, and contributing to your team's damage overall. To best utilize Jean, you want to pair her with the best weapons and artifacts. Here is our guide on Jean and her best build in Genshin Impact: Genshin Impact: Jean best weapons guide Screenshot: PC Invasion The best build for Jean in Genshin Impact starts with choosing his best weapon. Jean has plenty of options for you to choose from, allowing players to deal damage with plenty of different choices. Here are some of your best options: The Primordial Jade Cutter is a great option if you want to increase Jean's damage, with a 44% boost to her Crit Rate ...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, September 14, 2023 5:42 PM
Looks like PlayStation 5 fans can finally jump into the world of Roblox and be a part of this ever-changing landscape. Roblox has been a juggernaut in the gaming world so it makes sense for the console maker to be a part of the trend. With a large player base that makes up the PlayStation 5, Roblox has the potential to become even larger. While Roblox has a deal with Facebook's parent company Meta to have a VR port on their platform, this inclusion just makes it better for the game. PlayStation owners can finally join the fun in Roblox If you're excited about the game that has limitless potential, you'll be happy to know Roblox will drop on October 10 of this year. It'll feature cross-play enabling you to play with PC, Mobile, and other platforms where Roblox is on. If you're a PlayStation 4 user, don't worry, Roblox is coming to the last-gen console as well at the same time. This is welcoming news because while the game is so massive, you don't have to shell out ...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, September 14, 2023 5:40 PM
Finally, the Resident Evil 4 fans can enjoy the remake even more! In the latest PlayStation State of Play, Capcom announced Separate Ways for Resident Evil 4 remake, which is an Ada focused DLC. This is the remake of the DLC that released for the original Resident Evil 4 back in 2005. Ada focused story in Separate Ways DLC for Resident Evil 4 remake Just after showcasing the gameplay for Resident Evil 4 remake on PSVR2, Capcom gave us a reveal for a long-awaited DLC. While you interacted with Ada from time-to-time in Resident Evil 4, this Separate Ways story focuses on what Ada was doing during the game's story. Capcom changed many parts of the remake for Resident Evil 4, while they also kept much of what made the original special. It's very possible that the same will happen with Separate Ways. Ada is on her own mission to find the amber, not expecting to run into an old friend. We only got a short one minute clip of cutscenes with Ada sneaking around, using h...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, September 14, 2023 5:29 PM
Genshin Impact has a robust team-building system, with over 70 characters for you to mix and match. With such a higher number of characters, you have thousands of different teams at your disposal. With such a staggering number of options, you might find it tricky to craft the best team for your favorite character. Jean is a 5-star Anemo healer, and as an Anemo unit, she is a fairly flexible character who can fit in many different teams. Here's our guide on some of the best team comps for Jean in Genshin Impact. Jean is a 5-star character and can be pulled on the Character Event Wish banner or Standard Wish banner as a premium character. Jean is known as a "standard 5-star character," which means you can pull her on any banner as a replacement for a featured 5-star character. There is no way to guarantee a Jean, however, so you'll have to pull as many 5-star characters as you can to obtain Jean if you don't have her already. To best take advantage of Jean&#...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, September 14, 2023 4:36 PM
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are games that allow you to do things in any order you like, thanks to the new open-world structure for the series. You can participate in the main story, or you can simply run around catching whatever Pokémon you like, it's completely up to you. The first DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, The Teal Mask, is no different to this either. You spend time running around a new open-world area, and finding some new Pokémon you can't find anywhere else in the game. This includes some brand new Pokémon, like Applin's new evolution Dipplin as well as some Pokémon from previous games. One of those Pokémon from previous games is the Lotad line, and evolving it into a Ludicolo can be tricky if you don't know the evolution method. Therefore, here's how to evolve Lombre in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet – The Teal Mask DLC. How to evolve Lombre in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet – The Teal Mask DLC To be able to evolve Lombre into Ludicolo in Pokémo...
Gamer Empire Thursday, September 14, 2023 5:12 PM
Gil is the primary currency in Final Fantasy XIV. It is the first you are introduced to and the most important. This gil tends to rack up quickly, especially if you're using a free trial and have a cap. Luckily, there are plenty of options to spend gil on. Recommended Read: What Can You Solo […]
Gamer Empire Thursday, September 14, 2023 3:02 PM
As a looter shooter, there are a lot of different weapons in Destiny 2. Knowing what weapons to use can be quite a challenge. Deciding what weapons are worth getting will help you spend more time enjoying the game and less time searching for yet another weapon to replace the one you just unlocked. Recommended […]
Gamer Empire Thursday, September 14, 2023 1:58 PM
There are a lot of villagers in Stardew Valley that you can befriend if you spend the necessary time talking to them and getting to know them. Some of these villagers are more interesting than others, as you can romance them. Romanceable characters are the bread and butter of Stardew Valley, as you go looking […]
WGB, Home of AWESOME Reviews Thursday, September 14, 2023 11:37 AM
During today's Nintendo Direct a rather nice surprise popped up: a remake of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year door will launch on the Nintendo Switch in 2024.
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Thursday, September 14, 2023 5:08 PM
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