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Siliconera Tuesday, July 9, 2024 11:00 PM

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Sony Music, Aniplex, and Pocketpair have established Palworld Entertainment as a joint venture. It will focus on expanding Palworld as an IP, including the release of merchandise on Aniplex Online.

So far, the Aniplex Online storefront does not contain any Palworld goods. But they will appear in time. You can follow the official Palworld X (Twitter) account so that you don't miss it.

According to the description on the Palworld Entertainment website, Sony Music Entertainment and Aniplex will focus on expanding the IP and focus on various tasks in licensing. This will likely mean more collaborations down the line between Palworld and other companies or IPs.

As for Palworld, it is an online survival game that came out in early access in January 2024 and saw over 5 million downloads by the end of the month. A huge part of the game also focuses on capturing Pals, which you can use for various survival tasks in the world. Even before it came out, Palworld has had its share of controversies, between the depiction of animal cruelty and its plagiarism of Pokemon designs or assets. Despite these issues, its high sales and concurrent players make it one of the more successful PC games in recent years.

Palworld is readily available on the Windows PC, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One. It's still in early access and a macOS version will come out some time in 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, July 9, 2024 11:00 PM

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Good Smile Company is re-releasing a scale figure of Kurisu Makise from Steins;Gate. Pre-orders for the figure will close on August 21, 2024.

The Japanese version of the figure costs 35,800 JPY and will come out in June 2025. Meanwhile, the one on the American site costs $205.99 and will come out in Q4 2025. As a reminder, the English Good Smile Company site can only ship to Canada and the United States due to regional licensing restrictions.

The Reading Steiner scale figure of Kurisu Makise from Steins;Gate originally came out in 2022, though the orders only shipped out in 2023. It features Kurisu leaning against a tower of old PCs and divergence meters. Reading Steiner in Steins;Gate refers to the ability to remember events from other world lines. The figure being referred to as such seems to be due to the number of divergence meters around her. Illustrator huke is the one who designed this figure, and huke was also the character designer for the original game.

Steins;Gate is a science fiction adventure game from the same creators of Chaos;Head and Anonymous;Code. The story has a lot of time travel elements, featuring protagonist Rintaro "Okarin" Okabe" using his Reading Steiner ability to try and alter the events of the future. There is also an anime adaptation for the story.

The Steins;Gate Reading Steiner scale figure of Kurisu Makise is available for pre-order on Good Smile Company until August 21, 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, July 9, 2024 10:00 PM

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SuperGroupies has opened up pre-orders for clothes and accessories that draw inspiration from Black Butler: Public School Arc. Pre-orders will close on July 22, 2024.

As a reminder, SuperGroupies offers international shipping. So even if you live overseas, you'll be able to order items directly from the SuperGroupies website. In total, there are six clothes and accessorise based on Black Butler: Public School Arc. They are:

  • Bag: 17600 JPY
  • Long wallet: 14300 JPY
  • Shawl with pin: 15400 JPY
  • Watch: 22000 JPY

There are two versions of the watch and shawl—one takes inspiration from Sebastian and the other uses motifs from Ciel. The main difference between the two is that the Sebastian items are black and the Ciel items are closer to dark blue. The long wallet only comes in Sebastian's colors and the bag only comes in Ciel's.

Black Butler: Public School Arc is the fourth season of the Black Butler anime, covering the seventh story arc from the manga. It follows Ciel and Sebastian, who infiltrate Weston College after some students started disappearing and acting strange. One of them is Queen Victoria's relative, which is why she sent the pair. There will also be an anime adaptation for Emerald Witch Arc some time in 2025, which will serve as the direct sequel to the Public School Arc.

Black Butler: Public School Arc is readily available on streaming services like Crunchyroll. The SuperGroupies Black Butler items are open for pre-order until July 22, 2024 and will come out some time in late October 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, July 9, 2024 8:30 PM

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The new web event for Genshin Impact, Fragrant Fantasy, is now live on the HoYoVerse website. You can access it from here.

As you may imagine, the web event focuses on Emilie, who will be a new playable character in the game. The web event lets you create your own perfumes by combining different flowers and scents. You can collect more cards when you complete daily quests. Once you finish making your perfume, you can gift it to either Navia, Sigewinne, or Furina. You can also color in your own perfume box, though it doesn't seem to affect anything. Prizes you can get include Primogems, Mora, and experience books.

Emilie is an upcoming 5-star Dendro Polearm character who hails from Fontaine. In lore, she is a self-employed perfumer whose work is popular among the more fashionable ladies in Fontaine. So far, there is no official information on her kit, so it's unknown what kind of niche she'll fill in your party.

Aside from Emilie appearing as a new playable character, Version 4.8 will also introduce new summer skins for Nilou and Kirara. You'll need to pay real money for Nilou's skin whereas Kirara's will be for free through the event. As well, 4.8 will introduce the new region Simulanka, which will, like the Golden Apple Archipelago, only be available for a limited time.

Genshin Impact is readily available on the PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. Version 4.8 of Genshin Impact, which is when Emilie will make her playable debut, will come out on July 17, 2024.

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