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GamersHeroes Thursday, January 18, 2024 2:50 PM

Ahead of its release later this month, Arika and Bandai Namco have released the launch trailer for their upcoming fighting game TEKKEN 8.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, January 18, 2024 2:28 PM

A hack-and-slash that taps into the thrill of rapid advancement, TIKITAKA STUDIO (Arcana Tactics Re:Volvers) and Com2uS' idle RPG Soul Strike! is now available globally.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, January 18, 2024 2:14 PM

The team at Atlus West and Vanillaware have released new details around their upcoming tactical RPG Unicorn Overlord that detail classes and characters.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, January 18, 2024 1:29 PM

The team at Slavic Magic and Hooded Horse announced that Manor Lords has been added to more than two million Steam wishlists.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, January 18, 2024 1:13 PM

Exofighters will be able to experience a suite of new content in Capcom's Exoprimal with Title Update 3.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, January 18, 2024 11:10 AM

Players will be able to net for themselves Double Salvage Yard Daily Income in Rockstar Games' GTA Online this week.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, January 18, 2024 10:47 AM

Players will be able to unleash their battle machines with KEK Entertainment's debut title Armor Attack.

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Kotaku Thursday, January 18, 2024 3:52 PM

Xbox just held its January Developer Direct, which showcased a handful of its upcoming first-party games. If you missed out on the 50-minute stream and want to watch the whole thing, you can watch it here on Xbox's YouTube channel, but if you want a quick rundown of everything they showed, read on.


Kotaku Thursday, January 18, 2024 3:51 PM

First announced in 2021, Bethesda's big Indiana Jones game has been mostly off the radar since its initial teaser. But during Xbox's January 18th Developer Direct, Xbox showed off the next digital Indy adventure—Indiana Jones and The Great Circle—via a new gameplay video while confirming it will launch later this…


Kotaku Thursday, January 18, 2024 3:40 PM

Xbox dropped a new Developer Direct presentation on January 18 that gave us updates on many of the company's upcoming first-party games, including Obsidian Entertainment's fantasy RPG Avowed and Bethesda Softworks' Indiana Jones. Among the news was a new trailer and release date for Ninja Theory's tense, cerebral…


Kotaku Thursday, January 18, 2024 3:20 PM

During January 18's Xbox Developer Direct, Obsidian Entertainment announced that Avowed, its next big open-world RPG, will launch this fall. It's currently slated to appear on Xbox Series X/S and PC. It also released the first gameplay for the upcoming Skyrim-like RPG.


Kotaku Thursday, January 18, 2024 2:30 PM

Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare III's Season 1 Reloaded update launched midday on January 17—and almost immediately broke both FPS titles. The Reloaded update promised anti-cheat improvements, adjustments to the Zombies mode, new cosmetics, new multiplayer maps, and more, but the launch was plagued by server…


Kotaku Thursday, January 18, 2024 2:00 PM

According to newly released data, 2023's best-selling video game was Hogwarts Legacy from WB Games. And that means that for the first time in over a decade, the top-selling game of the year wasn't another Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, or other Rockstar-published game.


Kotaku Thursday, January 18, 2024 1:15 PM

During an investor call in November 2023—made public this week and spotted by My Nintendo News—Square Enix CEO Takashi Kiryu acknowledged the company's failure to market much of its recent catalog, and raised intentions to "slim down" the publisher's lineup. As in, publish fewer games.


Kotaku Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:40 PM


Kotaku Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:18 PM

Tekken 8, the next entry in Bandai Namco Entertainment's long-running fighting game franchise, is set to launch on January 26. While that's right around the corner, the team is continuing to tweak aspects of the game, including a potentially concerning set of accessibility features that stirred up a hubbub late last…


Kotaku Thursday, January 18, 2024 11:45 AM

Update 11/18/23 11:45 a.m. ET: A Remedy Entertainment representative told former Axios reporter Stephen Totilo that the trademark dispute between Alan Wake developer Remedy and Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two Interactive was "resolved entirely and amicably late last year." At this point, there's "nothing to see…


Kotaku Thursday, January 18, 2024 11:30 AM

We're halfway into the first month of 2024, so it's time to take a look at what's around the corner for the Game Pass library. February sees some RPG and roguelite goodness hit the service, but sadly Hitman World of Assassination leaves Game Pass after January 31, 2024.


Kotaku Thursday, January 18, 2024 11:00 AM

Within the last few years, video game industry layoffs have unfortunately become more commonplace. In 2023, we saw near-weekly layoffs across the entire industry. When the dust had settled, at least 6,000 jobs across publishers, developers, and other video game-related companies had happened. Sadly, it appears 2024…


Kotaku Thursday, January 18, 2024 10:45 AM

Larian Studios' award-winning RPG Baldur's Gate 3 is now on almost every major platform since it came to Xbox in December after first launching for PC and PlayStation 5 in August and September, respectively. It was one of our favorite games of last year, and months later, it's still creating buzz thanks to Larian's…


Kotaku Thursday, January 18, 2024 10:04 AM

When Japanese developers Vanillaware announce they're releasing a new game, you sit up and take notice. The team, started in 2002 by Capcom and Atlus vet George Kamitani, most recently brought us 2020's adored 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, and soon returns with Unicorn Overlord, due out March 2024. Here's everything we…


Kotaku Thursday, January 18, 2024 9:15 AM

I hit a roadblock about three-fourths of the way through Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown. There was a frustrating platforming section that required I dash and jump through hazardous obstacles: thorny spinning wheels, spiked pits and walls, falling platforms, and invisible auras that shot out magenta arrows. I can't…


PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 2:23 PM
     Diablo 4 finally has pets, and yes, you can pet them

Diablo 4 sees many upcoming changes with Season 3, including a good few long-awaited ones such as leaderboards and extra stash space. One of the most exciting additions is just as cute as it is useful, and it's the steampunk-like Seneschal companion. If you've been waiting for Blizzard to add pets to Diablo 4, that's exactly what these clinky-clanky little guys are, and they're way better than the series' third game's cosmetic pals.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 1:21 PM
     We've seen this 8K 120Hz gaming monitor and life won't be the same

Forget your fancy OLEDs, LCD is still king based on this TCL IGZO miniLED display we just saw. This monitor might only be 27-inches in size but it packs in an astonishing 8K resolution along with a 5000 miniLED backlight. Combined they make for eye- and brain-boggling levels of image quality, that sadly most of us will never - or not for a long while - get the chance to see.

While realistically this display won't be a contender for our best gaming monitor guide, with a 120Hz refresh rate it would still deliver smooth enough gaming for anything outside of competitive FPS and racing sims. Combined with its amazing contrast, true blacks, and ludicrous 326ppi pixel density, our time viewing it at CES 2024 showed it would be the ultimate screen for immersing yourself in the stunning visuals of the latest AAA games.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 1:17 PM
     Best Palworld weapons and where to find them

What are the best Palworld weapons? You've seen the trailers by now, so chances are you've seen the Grizzbolt firing a minigun or your character shooting critters with a pistol. The reality is that all of this is late-game stuff, and you'll begin with rather primitive gear.

So, to get the best Palworld weapons, you will need to get tons of Palworld technology points and unlock the new equipment. This involves raising the main character's level, and since you and your Pals will need to train hard, here are some tips on how to level up in Palworld fast and get the best weapons available.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:40 PM
     Call of Duty Warzone's next big crossover could be Warhammer 40k

"In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only Call of Duty Warzone." Okay, that's not quite how it goes, but dataminers think they've figured out CoD's next big crossover. And if they're right, Warhammer 40k will be landing in Warzone and MW3.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:34 PM
     Huge new Team Fortress 2 petition asks Valve to please

A new petition to save Team Fortress 2 has accumulated almost 30,000 signatures in less than seven days, and calls on Valve to "do something" about the classic FPS game, which the petition says is now "unplayable." Originally released in 2007, TF2 remains immensely popular on Steam, but is perceived as comparatively neglected alongside other Valve games such as Counter-Strike 2 and Dota 2. Recently, the Half-Life developer issued a takedown notice for a fan remake of Team Fortress 2 using the new Source 2 engine. Now, a TF2 petition asks Valve for "open communication" regarding its plans for the shooter.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:30 PM
     Palworld resources, items, and where to find them

Where can you find Palworld resources? Like most open-world survival games, Palworld requires you to build, cook, and, um, put your adorable Pals to work on the assembly line. To craft guns, farm crops, and breed Pals, you're going to need to gather the most valuable natural resources.

Palworld Pals aren't the only thing you need to collect in this monster-collection game, as wood, ore, and food must be gathered from your surroundings, and turned into farms, factories, and forges. Palworld items vary from natural items like coal and wood; Pal drops, such as souls and venom glands; and ingredients, including berries and other fruits. If you're struggling to find what you need in the RPG game, we're here to help.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Palworld pals, Palworld starter, Palworld system requirements

PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:27 PM
     DBD codes January 2024

January 18, 2024 There are no new DBD codes right now.

What are the new DBD codes? These freebie-granting DBD rewards can actually be quite hard to keep up with since they arrive pretty regularly, which is no bad thing. We're never going to complain about in-game giveaways, and Dead by Daylight codes can give you anything from outfits to charms, and even Bloodpoints and Iridescent Shards.

Whether you want your favorite DBD killers to get a stylish new look, or you want to add to your survivors' wardrobes, be sure to redeem the codes below before it's too late. There may also be codes for Dead by Daylight Bloodpoints, Rift Fragments, and charms, so there are plenty of goodies to be had. Some of these Dead by Daylight codes are ongoing though, so you may have snapped them up already.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:11 PM
     AMD nearing new record, but gamers might not like the news

What a whirlwind week it has been for AMD. Not only has it had to compete with the release of the Nvidia RTX 40-series Super cards and the competitive pricing, but it also revealed a brand new GPU and a new range of gaming CPUs. Now, AMD is set to break its 52-week stock value record, but it has nothing to do with gaming.

While AMD might be known for releasing some of the best graphics cards, alongside some of the best gaming CPUs, neither played a role in the recent spike in stock value. Instead, we have another situation like the one Nvidia found itself in last year, where this newfound momentum is all down to AI.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:00 PM
     How to repair tools and weapons in Palworld

How do you repair tools and weapons in Palworld? A tool breaking can be a nightmare if you're out harvesting resources or catching pals, especially if you've not been keeping track of its condition. Fear not though, there are ways to repair your tools and weapons in the Palpagos Islands.

Despite all of the Palworld Pals available to befriend, none of them can repair your tools for you out in the field. You'll need to be near your base, which could be halfway across the Palworld map if you've been on a bit of a trek. When you get back there though, it's actually fairly easy to repair your tools and weapons in Palworld, when you know how.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:00 PM
     How to get Palworld Paldium Fragments

How do you find Palworld Paldium Fragments? These small, blue fragments are invaluable in Palworld for crafting and upgrading items, structures, weapons, Pal Spheres, and more - but it's not immediately obvious where to find them. If you're in a pinch, we've got you covered.

Palworld will see you traversing the Palpagos Islands and the entirety of the Palworld map to seek out the Palworld Pals you need to complete your Paldeck and take on bosses. You'll need plenty of Paldium Fragments, so here's where to find them reliably.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:00 PM
     How to get gold coins in Palworld

How do you get more Palworld gold coins? The currency isn't immediately obvious to find, especially in the early game, so we've rounded up all of the places you can find gold coins in Palworld.

With some of the Palworld Pals able to drop the useful currency for you, which ones should you be seeking out? They could be scattered all around the Palworld map, but if you're looking for more currency to buy the goods you've got your eye on in Palworld, we've got you covered.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:00 PM
     All Palworld difficulty settings and their differences

Which Palworld difficulty setting should you choose? When creating your adventure among the Palpagos Islands for the first time you'll be asked to choose a difficulty. It can be tricky to know which one to choose and what the differences are, so we've got you covered.

While you're exploring the Palworld map you'll come across more than 100 different Palworld Pals, and there's helpful missions, quests, and tutorials to follow to get you to the final boss. The Palworld difficulty you choose will largely depend on your playstyle and what you want to get from the game.best-pals-paldeck

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:00 PM
     Palworld has an X-Rated Pal, because of course it does

There are some articles that I never expected to write when I entered this industry four long years ago. I take my newswriting craft very seriously, and have always considered myself grounded and well-disciplined; a bastion of quality, one might say. Which is why, today, I am bringing you this news piece on Palworld's new X-Rated pal. What is life? Lovander don't hurt me.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:00 PM
     What is the Palworld max level?

What is the Palworld max level? As the survival crafting game enters early access, there is a maximum level cap that you can reach. Will it increase following the game's early access period? We've got all you need to know.

Now that you've settled on your Palworld starter and checked out which of the Palworld Pals you want to take on your adventures, you're about ready to set off on your trip around the Palpagos Islands. Here's all we know about the Palworld level cap.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:00 PM
     Where to find a Palworld copper key or silver key

How do you get a Palworld copper key? These keys are needed to open different rarity chests around the Palpagos Islands, and you'll never know what rewards await until you manage to open them. In our experience, there are plentiful rewards to be obtained from chests that require a key to open them, such as higher rarity gear schematics, gold coins, and more.

While you and your Palworld Pals are adventuring around the islands, you'll find many of these chests including one right near your base on the Palworld map. To open it, you'll need to find a Palworld copper key, but how do you get them?

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:14 PM
     How to get Palworld Ancient Civilization Parts

Where do you get Ancient Civilization Parts in Palworld? This valuable material can be used to craft the Egg Incubator among other objects, a necessity for breeding more pals, so here's how you can get your hands on this rare item.

Described in-game as "debris excavated from ancient ruins," This item can be used for Palworld breeding, as well as crafting items in the Ancient Technology tree for all your Palworld Technology needs. As it's rare, you won't find it lying around the open-world game, instead you need to follow these steps to get Ancient Civilization Parts in Palworld.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:00 PM
     How to get Palworld Technology points

How do you get Palworld Technology points? You arrive on Palapagos Island with little more than the clothes on your back, and you have to use everything at your disposal to survive. However, basic crafting skills will only get you so far. If you're looking to survive and thrive in Palworld, you need Technology – and to do that, you need to know how to get Technology points.

Technology points in Palworld are used to unlock new structures and item recipes which you can then build or craft at a workbench. This tech tree progression system should be familiar to most survival game fans, and many Palworld base upgrade objectives demand you to build structures for your base that grant you access to core mechanics. So, whether you want to expand your Palworld cooking or try your hand at Palworld breeding, here's how to get Palworld Technology points and how to use them.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:00 PM
     How long is Palworld?

How long is Palworld? It's been a long time coming, but Pokemon with guns is finally here. Whether you're an Ark enthusiast or a die-hard Pokéfan, Pocketpair's survival RPG has a lot to offer, and its myriad mechanics can cause the hours to fly by without notice.

Of course, you might be wondering exactly how long it will take you to capture all Palworld Pals and explore every settlement and dungeon on the expansive Palworld map. The answer isn't as straightforward as you might think. Palworld is currently in early access, so you can expect your total playtime to extend as more content is added. Be sure to keep up with the length of time it takes to clear the open-world game's content following the Palworld release date right here on PCGamesN, as we use our own hands-on experience to bring you the answers.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:00 PM
     How to upgrade Palworld base level

How do you upgrade the Palworld base level? One of the first things you need to do when starting a new campaign is set up your operations base. However, you soon get an objective to upgrade your base level, allowing you to eventually make new bases elsewhere and put additional Pals to work.

So, if you want a near-endless supply of wood, stone, and all other materials in Palworld, you must meet the level requirement to bring in new Palworld Pals. Unfortunately, the list is only found in one place in the open-world game: the Palbox you build at the base. Not only do we tell you how to upgrade your base level, but we also have a list of each of the required items needed per rank.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:00 PM
     All Palworld bosses in order and how to beat them

What are the Palworld bosses? These powerful Pals are under the command of skilled Pal Tamers who don't take kindly to newcomers. While they certainly pose a challenge, we've got the boss strategies you need to take all of the main bosses down without breaking a sweat. We've also got a collection of the free-roaming boss Pals to keep an eye out for while you're busy exploring Palpagos Island.

The main boss challenges in Palworld require you to defeat the Palworld Pals and their Tamers within a time limit, so maximizing your damage output is key. If you're having trouble, Palworld multiplayer can certainly help, especially if you're part of a community-driven Palworld server. Eliminating a Palworld boss for the first time nets you Ancient Technology points, which are invaluable for expanding your Palworld base. So, whether you're looking to progress in the Pokemon PC game or you just want to put your Palworld fighting prowess to the test, here's every Palworld boss and how to beat them.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:00 PM
     How to find a Palworld beautiful flower

Want to find a Palworld beautiful flower? You're going to find a lot of unique items in Palworld while on your journey, each with a different use case and purpose. The Palworld beautiful flower looks good when planted in a garden and can also be used for medicinal purposes to help improve your Pal's mood.

Once you've picked your Palworld starter and have started exploring the open-world game, your inventory is going to start filling up with a lot of random items. Fortunately, if you do some research into the Palworld jobs, it won't take long before you're crafting up a storm with multiple items to create powerful concoctions.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 11:59 AM
     How to level up fast in Palworld

How do you level up fast in Palworld? It can be daunting to wander the wilderness unprepared, but it's terrifying when a Pal you encounter is at least double the level of your strongest ally and decides you've encroached far enough into its territory. You'll need to train hard to survive and take on the Syndicate's leaders.

While it's essential to keep your Pals levels up in Palworld, there are other things you need to learn to keep up with the mounting pressure of fending off invaders and resource gathering. Therefore, you need to know how to upgrade Palworld bases, how Palworld breeding works, and which Palworld jobs are available for your critters to do while you're off adventuring. That said, here are the best methods for gaining levels fast for you and your Pals in Palworld.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 11:58 AM
     Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid – the ultimate laptop/tablet hybrid

The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid is one of the most ingenious laptops we've seen in a long time. Its screen is a completely standalone Android tablet that can be detached from the keyboard unit at any time for easy portable touchscreen use. When you need to resume your Windows stuff, just slide the screen back on and away you go.

We got hands on with the new Lenovo laptop at CES 2024, and while it's not a laptop aimed squarely at PC gaming, it includes Intel's latest Core Ultra 7 CPU with its Intel Arc graphics so should offer some casual gaming abilities. Meanwhile, the Android tablet screen will give you access to all your usual Android games.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 11:47 AM
     Grab a free Palworld Steam key for the new Pokemon-like survival game

Palworld is slowly but surely taking over the PCGN collective consciousness. Cries of "What is going on?" have transformed into knowing nods and exclamations of "I've got so much Pal Fluid, I don't know what to do with it." If you want to experience a similar feeling and run the gamut of emotions that only this 'Pokemon with guns' game can provide, then we have the perfect giveaway for you.

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PCGamesN Thursday, January 18, 2024 11:29 AM
     Starfield and Slay the Spire combine for new sci-fi roguelike, out now

Faster Than Light was incredible, not just the game itself, but how it seemed to take over the entirety of PC culture. When it first arrived back in 2012, it instantly became a gigantic hit, and rightly so. Tense, tactical, and the perfect hotbed for spontaneous player-driven stories, FTL has earned its place in roguelike history. Now, a new strategy deckbuilder feels like Faster Than Light's spiritual comeback. Blending the tough gameplay of Slay the Spire and the cosmic bounty hunting most recently brought to life in Bethesda's Starfield, at least in style and essence, one of the greatest roguelikes ever is finally back.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, January 18, 2024 3:57 PM

Today's Xbox Developer Direct stream offered updates on some of 2024's biggest Microsoft games, including MachineGames' Indiana Jones And The Great Circle, Obsidian's Avowed and Ninja Theory's Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2. If you missed the stream and want a quick roundup of all the news, games, release dates and trailers featured, we've gathered it all together in this post.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:36 PM

I think we're well into "milking the gimmick" territory for bodycam horror games now - last week's Digested may have been one giant snake too many - but Zoochosis does have the additional virtue of being heavily inspired by the cute doggy scene from The Thing. And also, perhaps, Five Nights At Freddy's.

In this latest, gruesome escapade from Sparky Marky developers Clapperheads, you are a zookeeper working the night shift. Your job, initially, is to feed the incarcerated animals and clean up after them while giving them an occasional pat on the nose. But Something Is Wrong. Giraffes aren't supposed to have that many legs, or mandibles. Kangaroos aren't supposed to stick to the ceiling, or have several sets of teeth.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, January 18, 2024 11:00 AM

Games Done Quick is busy raising loads of money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, so we have a little chat about speedrunning, speedrunners, the benefits of breaking the game vs. the quality of a purist speedrun, and also a dog. We don't have a Nate this week, but James has been playing Apelegs again and offers a surprising self-assessment of how he feels like he's past his Apex Legends prime, and how confidence is a really necessary skill in competitive shooters. Worth tuning in for a listen to that.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, January 18, 2024 10:49 AM

It's been two whole graphics card generations since Nvidia last tried the whole Super-branded refresh thing, and from what I recall of that sweaty 2019 summer, most of the updated RTX 20 series cards were meek rejigs of GPUs that didn't really need replacing in the first place. Having tried the new RTX 4070 Super, though, it looks like Nvidia aren't just redeeming the Super badge – they might just right the wrongs of the RTX 40 family as a whole.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, January 18, 2024 10:32 AM

Four months after the troubled launch of Payday 3, developers Starbreeze have announced they've formed a "strike team of veteran developers" with the goal of bringing it "up to where it will meet your expectations". The cooperative heist FPS got off to a right bumpy start when the ever-unpopular decision to only be playable if you're online collided with server issues that saw Starbreeze take the game down for a while. Since then, it has failed to rise above 'Mixed' review rating on Steam, not helped by Starbreeze releasing a £15 DLC pack when many players were unhappy with the game they'd just bought for £35.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, January 18, 2024 10:20 AM

Today's the day of Xbox Developer Direct 2024, a select showcase of forthcoming Microsoft-published games, from sorcerous RPGs to intricate strategy games, which begins at 12pm PT, 3pm ET and 8pm UK. Wait, stop! Come back here, you silly goose. You don't need to go anywhere. I've embedded the livestream below, together with the key things you need to know about the games in question.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, January 18, 2024 10:00 AM

Your favourite beaver-based colony sim Timberborn's latest big update has arrived, and honestly, I'd say your poor beavers won't appreciate it one bit. The main reason being, it adds a new ecological hazard called Badwater, that doesn't only make your water bad, but your crops and beavers at risk of being bad. Still, there are plenty of new buildings to help you harness the power of the stanky water and errr, exercise halls for beavers to get their sweat on. I wouldn't recommend they rehydrate with the bad water, though.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, January 18, 2024 9:17 AM

As we all know, I like vampire stories, and I like different takes on vampire stories. Yesterday Edwin dangled an upcoming visual novel called Vampire Therapist in front of my nose. I am intrigued, also because I appreciate a Ronseal approach to titles. In Vampire Therapist, out on Steam this June 17th, you play Sam, a vampire who becomes a therapist to other vampires. So the title works twice!

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Twinfinite Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:00 PM
Fair warning, Palpagos is not all sunshine and rainbows.

Twinfinite Thursday, January 18, 2024 10:00 AM
The legacy continues...

Siliconera Thursday, January 18, 2024 4:00 PM

Gundam SEED Freedom x Sanrio Character Collaboration

Sunrise and Sanrio are collaborating on a series of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom illustrations featuring Sanrio characters. Two previous illustrations had been released, focusing on Kira, Cinnamoroll, Lacus, My Melody, and Haro, and the latest one features Athrun with Hello Kitty. (Thanks, Oricon!)

To celebrate the release of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom in theaters this month, Sanrio has released these brand new illustrations featuring the lead characters from the upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam film in the style of the film's animation and in a stylized form.

In the stylized artwork featuring Kira and Cinnamoroll, the two are shown to be battle-ready as they smile. In the artwork featuring Lacus and My Melody, My Melody is shown giving Lacus a rose. In the artwork featuring Athrun with Hello Kitty, the two are shown to have their hands up while posing.

Additional illustrations featuring the film's characters with Sanrio characters will be released over the next few days. The three released illustrations can be viewed in the gallery below:

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom is an animated film sequel to the two anime series Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny, taking place one year after the events of Destiny. The film's theme song, "Freedom," will be performed by Takanori Nishikawa with Tetsuya Komuro. The official supporter song for the film is "Reborn" by Nami Tamaki.

During the Sapporo Snow Festival, a snow sculpture of Rising Freedom Gundam, Kira's new Mobile Suit, will be shown off on February 4-11, 2024. There will also be multiple exhibitions promoting the film's upcoming release across various locations in Japan.

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Freedom will be released in theaters in Japan on January 26, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, January 18, 2024 3:30 PM

Street Fighter Chun-Li Powerlifting Figure Comes in 3 Variants

Premium Collectibles Studio announced three versions of a Street Fighter Chun-Li powerlifting figure, each priced at $589.50 following a 10% pre-order discount. They all are expected to ship sometime between August and October 2024.

Each of the three Chun-Li figures is a limited edition item and is based on one of the costumes the character wears in Street Fighter games. Each one is 1/4 scale and stands at 14.25 inches tall and 22.25 inches long.  The Classic Ex and Alpha Ex variants are both limited to 250 units each, while only 150 of the Battle Ex version will be released. Each one will also include a print with art based on the figure's pose. 

For each figure, Chun-Li is wearing a slightly different outfit and has different hairstyles. The Classic version has white buns with fabrick over them, while those buns are braids with yellow ribbons for the Alpha version. Her hair is long with two braids for the Battle Ex one. The Battle Ex version is also the only one in which she's wearing shorts instead of pants. All three have her lifting 360lbs, with a drink bottle on the floor in front of her.

Here's a closer look at all three versions of the Street Fighter Chun-Li figure side-by-side, so people can compare their designs. 

And here are the three matching PCS Collectibles prints that come with each one.

The Premium Collectibles Studio Street Fighter Chun-Li powerlifting figures will ship between August and October 2024. Street Fighter 6 is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and it is also in arcades.

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Siliconera Thursday, January 18, 2024 3:00 PM

SuperGroupies Selling Frieren Trunk and Earrings

SuperGroupies announced that the retailer is now selling Frieren cosplay like merchandise inspired by the elf's trunk, earrings, and outfit in its online storefront. All three items in the collection are expected to ship in June 2024, and worldwide shipping is available.

The three Frieren items are a long wallet inspired by her outfit, a smartphone case and wallet bag that looks like the trunk that she carries, and replicas of her earrings. The trunk bag and wallet are ¥15,400 each (~$104), while the pierced and clip-on versions of the earrings are ¥8,800 (~$60) each.

Here's a closer look at all three items. Of the pieces in the collection, the earrings especially could be used by people putting together Frieren cosplay.

Quite a lot of Frieren merchandise started appearing once the anime began airing. There are figures and Nendoroids of its main characters. People can also get a pillow shaped like the mimics that always end up attacking the heroine.

The Frieren anime is streaming via Crunchyroll, with the second cour currently running. Viz Media is handling the manga outside Japan. The SuperGroupies collection based on the show can be pre-ordered until February 5, 2024, with items eventually shipping out worldwide in June 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, January 18, 2024 2:30 PM

These Kingdom Hearts Puzzles Are Made With Foil Printing

Puzzle making company Yanoman produced a new line of Kingdom Hearts puzzles that have been made with cold foil printing, giving the illustrations by series creator Tetsuya Nomura a metallic shine that makes the puzzle pieces more vibrant. The puzzles are available for purchase from Yanoman's website for 1,650 (~$11 USD).

Yanoman has created three different petite puzzles based on the iconic artwork from Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Chain of Memories, and Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix+. Each petite puzzle is 16.5 x 21.5 cm in size and is comprised of 300 pieces. Yanoman describes the puzzle as being easy to put together, and that its small size makes it easy to display on a table top after it has been assembled.

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Yanoman has been around since 1954 as a miscellaneous goods exporter to the United States and Middle East, but shifted its operations in 1973 when they began to focus on importing puzzles during an era when the Mona Lisa painting was popular in Japan. The company decided to begin producing their own puzzles and toys after gaining a passion for them, and over the years the company has worked with major brands and franchises like Disney, Minions, Moomin, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Cased Closed, and beyond.

Kingdom Hearts has received a number of new pieces of merchandise recently, including a brand new light-up Keyblade based on the Kingdom Key D, a line of clothing and apparel by Graniph, Jacquard bags and backpacks, and the long-awaited Sora Amiibo which releases on February 16, 2024.

Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link is currently in development for iOS and Android, and is set to release in 2024. The Android beta test is planned to begin sometime in January 2024. Kingdom Hearts 4 is also currently in development.

The three Yanoman puzzles are currently available for purchase.

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Siliconera Thursday, January 18, 2024 2:00 PM

My Time at Sandrock Devs Address Story, Loading Concerns

Pathea Games took to Steam to explain how the developer will handle My Time at Sandrock loading time and character story issues brought up by players. In each case, the team is working on updates to fix problems and add more content to the game.

In the case of the My Time at Sandrock loading times, Pathea noted that changes were already applied to consoles and PCs. The example offered on steam noted PC HDD loading times are now about 70 seconds long, as opposed to the previous 120 second loads. It also noted people who have been playing longer will see the most difference.

As for the My Time at Sandrock character story quests, the team announced more are on the way. It specifically cited more endgame ones tied to love interests that will be available after marriage. It also noted an upcoming update will have two Owen questlines. 

The last part of the update had to do with lighting visual effects that affected the way some people and locations looked. It blamed the move from build-in pipeline to universal render pipeline during the porting process and is handling location issues one-by-one. As for the characters, it noted it will adjust facial shadows to create "fewer random shadows."

Since its launch in November 2023, a number of My Time at Sandrock updates appeared addressing concerns. Multiple patches appeared on consoles and PCs at the end of last year. The 1.2.0 update also added more post-marriage quests and weapons.

My Time at Sandrock is available now for the PS5, Switch, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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Siliconera Thursday, January 18, 2024 1:30 PM

Genshin Impact Cleaning Event

HoYoVerse announced the latest web event for Genshin Impact is now live, and this time the theme is cleaning up landmarks in Fontaine. The event will last until January 24, 2024 and will award players a total of 200 Primogems for completing all the tasks.

Players can earn stamina for the event by completing missions like logging in daily or clicking Youtube links, or for completing commissions in the main game of Genshin Impact. This stamina can be spent to unlock new cleaning stages, which require you to use a power washing tool to clean various landmarks in the Fontaine region. Completing stages will award Primogems, as well as wastewater that can be redeemed for Cleanup Reputation and, eventually, more Primogems. Players can also share link codes to friends who haven't logged in to Genshin Impact within 14 days to obtain 80 Primogems each.

The game is also collaborating with the Tokyo Skytree in Japan, where visitors will be able to take photos with character standees or buy special merchandise and food items.

The Genshin Impact Lean, Mean, Cleaning Machine event is now live and will remain available until January 24, 2024. The game itself is readily available on PC, PS4, PS5, and mobile devices. HoYoverse also recently announced a Genshin Impact special program for the upcoming update 4.4, which will premiere on January 19, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, January 18, 2024 1:00 PM

SuperGroupies Persona 5 Royal Jacket and Necklace Return

SuperGroupies restocked the Persona 5 Royal jacket and necklace from the company's line of apparel based on the popular Atlus game. This apparel collaboration was originally revealed in September 2023.

The SuperGroupies Persona 5 Royal jacket borrows elements of Joker's phantom thief outfit, featuring a single-breasted collar with brushed metallic buttons, a removable gray inner layer that replicates the turtleneck shirt Joker wears, and an inner tag that replicates the "Take Your Heart" calling card. When the removable inner layer is attached to the jacket, it can be zipped up, and while removed the jacket can be buttoned.

The jacket comes in four sizes: M, L, XL, and XXL. It costs ¥28,600 (~$193 USD) and can be ordered through SuperGroupies's Japanese website with the WorldShopping proxy service.

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The SuperGroupies Persona 5 Royal knife necklace features the same design as the dagger seen on the daily in-game calendar. The necklace also features Joker's mask on the end. The necklace is made out of silver with a gold-color plating. It costs ¥14,300 (~$97 USD) and can be shipped through SuperGroupies's Japanese website with the WorldShopping proxy service.

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The collaboration with SuperGroupies also featured a backpack full of small details associated to Joker, but it remains sold out on the SuperGroupies website.

Recently in December 2023, Atlus announced that the Persona 5 series had sold over 10 million units worldwide. This includes the original Persona 5 release in 2016, Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight, Persona 5 Royal in 2019, Persona 5 Strikers in 2020, and Persona 5 Tatica in 2023. Persona 5 was also featured in the Persona spin-off game, Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth released in 2018. The Persona 5 series has also received an anime adaption by CloverWorks which aired from April 2018 to March 2019.

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

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Siliconera Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:30 PM

Figma Ciel from Tsukihime -A Piece of Blue Glass Moon-

Good Smile Company opened pre-orders for its upcoming figma of Ciel from Tsukihime -A Piece of Blue Glass Moon-. People residing in the US and Canada can place orders for the action figure on Good Smile Online Shop US, while those living elsewhere worldwide can instead order from its Japanese global web store.

The figma will be available in two different versions. The regular edition will be available at ¥9,800 / $64.99. It will come with a pair of hands holding the Black Key swords and three facial expression plates for Ciel that range from serious to blushing.

Good Smile Company is also preparing a DX Edition that has a higher price tag of ¥12,800 / $84.99. This version will add Ciel's signature large weapon, The Seventh Holy Scripture, in both Composite Weapon and Pile Driver modes. The set will also include a muzzle flash effect to emulate the moment Ciel fires a shot from the gun.

The Ciel figma was one of the numerous Tsukihime figures that Good Smile Company announced in August 2022. Other than figma, the company is also producing Nendoroids and Pop Up Parade figures based on the 2021 remake A Piece of Blue Glass Moon. Although the lineup is mostly focused on Ciel, Arcueid Brunestud, and Akiha Tohno, the company has also released Pop Up Parade figures of Kohaku and Hisui.

The pre-order window for the figma of Ciel from Tsukihime -A Piece of Blue Glass Moon- will close on February 29, 2024. Good Smile Company will release the figures in Japan in October 2024 and North America in Q1 2025.

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Siliconera Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh Dark Magician Girl Nendoroid

People will have a second chance to snag the Yu-Gi-Oh Dark Magician Girl Nendoroid, as Good Smile announced it is now accepting pre-orders for a rerun of the product. The Nendoroid originally appeared back in March 2021.

This figure will be available for either $45.99 or ¥6,900, depending on which storefront you visit. She comes with extra parts including her wand, a magical blast effect, a magic circle, a Kuriboh, and a summoning flute. She also comes with two faceplates for a change in expression. Shipping from the US store is expected to happen sometime in Q4 2024, while global shop orders are expected to begin in May 2024.

You can get a look at the Dark Magician Girl Nendoroid in the gallery below:

The Dark Magician Girl has appeared in figure form several times, including as part of Good Smile's Pop Up Parade line. Another Yu-Gi-Oh monster, Hiita the Flame Charmer, also recently appeared as a figure from Kotobukiya along with fellow charmer Eria and prototypes of Aussa and Wynn.

The Yu-Gi-Oh Dark Magician Girl Nendoroid is available to pre-order now until February 29, 2024 over on the global and US websites for the Good Smile Online Shop.

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Siliconera Thursday, January 18, 2024 11:30 AM

New action game by Toshimichi Mori in Studio Flare

Toshimichi Mori revealed that he is producing a new 3D action game at Studio Flare. The former BlazBlue series producer has also shared three new key visuals for the game. They show that the new game will take place in a world that has both futuristic cities and natural landscapes.

The new key visuals are available to view right below:

Studio Flare has also updated its recruitment page as it is looking for more core staff members to help develop the new game. It still needs a Lead Battle Planner, Senior Game Programmer, Art Director, 3DCG Director, Lead Animator, and Lead Effect Designer.

The studio is primarily using Unreal Engine 5 and Maya to develop the new action game for consoles. The Senior Game Programmer also needs to have experience in using C++ and Blueprints. The studio will also prioritize Lead Effect Designer applicants who have also worked with After Effects and Houdini in addition to Unreal Engine's Niagara.

Toshimichi Mori is best known for creating the BlazBlue fighting game series at Arc System Works. He left the company in September 2022 and eventually teamed up with Toshinori Aoki to establish Studio Flare in late February 2023. It is also one of the newly emerging studios to receive funding from NetEase Games, with the other notable one being Nagoshi Studio, which was set up by the Yakuza/Like a Dragon series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi who formerly worked at Sega.

The new action game being produced by Toshimichi Mori at Studio Flare is still under development for consoles. Its release window and platforms are still yet to be confirmed.

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Siliconera Thursday, January 18, 2024 11:00 AM

Hololive Vtuber Kiara Takanashi Taking a Break for 'About 3 Weeks'

Hololive EN Myth Vtuber Kiara Takanashi took to social media to announce she'll be taking a break for "about three weeks." This is to allow her a break for health purposes due to feeling burnt out.

Kiara brought up that due to the nature of the job at Hololive, even when she's taken time off she's thought about work until now. She described this three week break as a chance to "detox." However, she also noted that while she will be pausing her activities, there will still be videos on her channel "almost every day."

Here's the full statement from Kiara Takanashi about her upcoming break.


I've been working in Hololive for 3.5 years now and even on vacations I've never been able to go through a single day without doing some sort of work. This job has been on my mind 24.7.

Around the end of 2023 I also have been feeling very burnt out, but due to unavoidable work I felt pressured to not take a break.

The time has finally come for me to take a full detox break, where I intend to stay away from Discord, Twitter and YouTube fully for about 3 weeks from now.

As a content creator, it's a bit scary to take such a break, and also my work brain doesn't even know how to do it, but I hope to come back refreshed and prevent a mental breakdown for the future with this!

In the meantime, I hope you guys also take good care of yourselves and maybe treat yourself to some nice relaxation too.

I prepared a lot of little videos for almost every day of the 3 weeks, so make sure to still check your subscription box!

Thanks for your outgoing support. I'll be back before you know it!

Kiara is expected to return on or after February 8, 2024. People can find her past videos on YouTube.

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Siliconera Thursday, January 18, 2024 10:30 AM

Final Fantasy music boxes include On Our Way from VII Remake

Square Enix revealed that it is restocking some of its popular music boxes from the Final Fantasy series. The lineup includes the first Final Fantasy opening theme, "On Our Way" from Final Fantasy VII Remake and "To Zanarkand" from Final Fantasy X.

Pre-orders for these restocked music boxes are immediately available on the Japanese Square Enix e-Store. Each box will be available individually at 2,200 yen (~$15).

Here is the full list of music boxes that have been made available for sale once again:

  • "Opening Theme" from Final Fantasy
  • "Searching for Friends" from Final Fantasy VI
  • "F.F.VII Main Theme" from Final Fantasy VII
  • "Aerith's Theme" from Final Fantasy VII
  • "Tifa's Theme - Seventh Heaven" from Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • "On Our Way" from Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • "Love Grows" from Final Fantasy VIII
  • "Melodies of Life" from Final Fantasy IX
  • "To Zanarkand" from Final Fantasy X
  • "Suteki da ne" from Final Fantasy X
  • "Valse di Fantastica" from Final Fantasy XV

The Final Fantasy VII music boxes were first released in 2020. The first Final Fantasy opening theme and "Searching for Friends" were included in a batch featuring the first six mainline entries in 2022. The remaining boxes from Final Fantasy VIII, IX, X, and XV were part of a newer batch that came out in April 2023. Final Fantasy XIII's "The Promise" was also included in the latter, but it is the only box not listed in this restock batch.

Square Enix will officially release the newly restocked Final Fantasy music boxes on April 20, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, January 18, 2024 10:01 AM

New Unicorn Overlord Allies, Enemies, and Classes Detailed

Atlus and Vanillaware introduced new Unicorn Overlord allies and enemies, as well as a few of the classes available in the game. The latest details go over Elven characters from Elheim and Zenoiran empire agents we'll see as we explore the world.

The three new ally characters to appear are the twin sisters Eltolinde and Rosalinde, both voiced by Reina Ueda, and their former knight Ithilion, played by Tarusuke Shingaki. While Ithilion and Rosalinde are free and fighting back, Eltolinde is being held captive and is still fighting back while doing so.

Here's how all three of them look:

As for the two new Unicorn Overlord enemies, they are the mages Alcina and Baltro. Alcina is voiced by Mamiko Noto and used to be a sorceress affiliated with Cornia before switching sides to ally with Zenoira. Baltro is a wizard who is a mystery, and he's voiced by Hiroshi Naka.

Here are some art and screenshots showing both off:

While there are over 60 classes in Unicorn Overlord, only a few of them were announced so far. For example three types of archers appeared, known as the Arbalist, Featherbow, and Hunter. The Arbalist uses crossbows and is a back-line unit that is humanoid, while the Featherbows are flying units that can also inflict buffs and debuffs. Some of the physical attackers include  the Elven Fencer that can attack and use protective magic, the Gladiators that hit a row and can heal themselves, and the Housecarl attackers that use follow-up attacks. Three other attackers include Gryphon Knights, Werewolves, and flying Wyvern Knights. The two magic users revealed so far are the Clerics that heal and Shamans who debuff foes. 

Atlus shared screenshots and art for these classes as well:

The latest announcement also confirmed characters can promote as they gain experience. The one example so far is the Lord becoming a High Lord. That's Alain's class, and he goes from an all-rounder who becomes a cavalry class unit. To level up, people can take part in battles, use Treatise items, or participate in optional Auxiliary Stages.

Unicorn Overlord will come to the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X on March 8, 2024. 

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Siliconera Thursday, January 18, 2024 9:30 AM

ffvii apex legends

In an interview with Famitsu, Respawn's David Duong and Square Enix's Yuma Watanabe gave some behind-the-scenes details about the current FFVII event in Apex Legends and talked about included items and things like Turks skins that didn't make it in. The event will last until January 31, 2024. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

In the interview, Duong noted that there are many people working on Apex who were huge fans of FFVII growing up, and so they decided to approach Square Enix for the collaboration. On Square Enix's side, the team members were also huge Apex Legends fans, so they were surprised and delighted at the suggestion. Duong also mentioned that FFVII Rebirth's aesthetic, characters, and vast library of skills were perfect fits for the Apex world, which is why they chose to use that game for the collaboration.

In the FFVII crossover event in Apex Legends, you can get skins that look like Cloud, Tifa, Aerith, and other party members. However, Watanabe stated that in the original discussions, the skins would look like SOLDIERs, Shinra soldiers, and Turks instead. As a whole though, the Apex Legends team lead development on the collaboration event and very few staff from Square Enix were involved. This was to prevent any information about Rebirth from leaking out.

They mentioned lot of the work went into how the Buster Sword works. The teams spent a lot of time designing the sound, animations, and appearance to let players indulge in the fantasy of swinging it around. However, the Buster Sword in Apex Legends is shorter than the real thing. This is because the actual size would make it difficult for players to see, and the long reach would make it unsuitable for an FPS game.

FFVII Rebirth will come out for the PS5 on February 29, 2024. Apex Legends is readily available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.

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