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PCGamesN Monday, February 12, 2024 3:01 AM
     Psychedelic Metroidvania fuses Hollow Knight, Dead Cells, and farming

2024's already been a big year for Metroidvania fans. Hardly a month in, we've already seen Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown launch and infuse the genre with killer momentum as we careen towards more surefire bangers like Animal Well, Tales of Kezera: Zau, Earthblade, and - yes - Hollow Knight: Silksong. Each one seems to have a distinct hook; Prince of Persia marries the precision platforming of Celeste with stylish combat, Animal Well is all about nonviolent puzzle-solving, and Tales of Kenzera: Zau promises a heartfelt story.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, February 12, 2024 4:26 AM

It's the middle of February, and the games are afoot. This week brings at least one major news event in the shape of a "business update" from Microsoft about "our vision for the future of Xbox", which is widely rumoured to be the announcement that first-party Xbox titles will come to rival consoles. Why is this of interest to us, a PC gaming site? Well, because console gaming can't help but shape the weather for PC gaming; more specifically, Microsoft's alleged multiplatform ambitions seem to reflect the plateauing of Game Pass subscription growth, which has become the cornerstone of the Xbox biz.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, February 12, 2024 3:01 AM

Ultros is one of those games that's born to stick in the memory. Not only is it one of the most visually vibrant games of the year so far with its neon colour palette that's an instant-KO-to-my-eyeballs, but the way it twists and rewires core tenets of the Metroidvania rulebook also make it one of the boldest and most daring examples of its genre. I'll say it now: it doesn't always stick the landing. But if there's one thing Ultros does constantly throughout its 15-odd hour runtime, it's that it's always, always interesting. And for that, it has my respect - even if by the time the (first) end credits rolled, I was ready to never touch it ever again.

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Siliconera Sunday, February 11, 2024 11:03 PM

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Edward, Alphonse, and Winry Nendoroids Coming

As part of the WonHobby 38 announcements, Good Smile Company showed the Winry Rockbell Nendoroid, the Edward Elric Nendoroid Doll, and revealed Ed and Alphonse Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood "Final Episode" Nendoroids. All four are in various stages of development. 

We first learned about the Ed Nendoroid Doll back in November 2023. The version of it that appeared at the event is much farther along in development. It was a fully painted prototype, with the outfit complete as well.

Here's how that looks:

The Winry figure isn't as far along along as the Ed doll. She showed up as an unpainted prototype. The preliminary design did confirm she will come with a wrench as one of her accessories.

Here's the first photo of her Good Smile Company shared with us.

As for the Final Episode versions of Ed and Al, only concept art appeared alongside the announcements for them. 

There's no release window yet for the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Edward, Alphonse, and Winry Nendoroids and Ed Nendoroid Doll, though the Nendoroid Doll looks like it will be the first to appear. The anime is streaming on Crunchyroll. The manga is available via Yen Press.

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Pivotal Gamers Monday, February 12, 2024 3:22 AM
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