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Kotaku Tuesday, January 30, 2024 5:15 PM

Earlier today, players noticed that Spec Ops: The Line was no longer available to purchase on Steam, leading many to fear that the acclaimed third-person shooter had been quietly delisted without warning. Sadly, 2K has since confirmed that is the case, and the publisher has also explained why it pulled the landmark…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 30, 2024 4:45 PM


Kotaku Tuesday, January 30, 2024 4:35 PM

If you boot up Fortnite right now and start digging around through the game's massive amount of user-created content, you'll quickly notice a strange pattern: Many user-made maps and modes feature AI-generated artwork of large men, often shirtless, smiling, and holding food. Some of these images also feature crude,…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 30, 2024 4:30 PM

One of Twitch's most popular ladies won't be streaming on the platform where she first became a star anymore. Calling it "the end of an era, Imane "Pokimane" Anys announced her departure from the Amazon-owned site in an X/Twitter post on January 30. Accompanying the tweet was an official promotional image of the…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 30, 2024 3:00 PM

The Yakuza series is known for its in-depth and absorbing minigames, and the series' latest entry, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, is no exception. If you're playing Infinite Wealth, you've probably already heard about its Animal Crossing-inspired island life sim, Dondoko Island, where you can create a tropical resort…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 30, 2024 2:45 PM

With its large open world and vast assortment of Pals to acquire, new survival game sensation Palworld can be intimidating, and securing the best Pals can feel like a fulltime job. Not to worry, this guide will help you locate the best Pals for both combat and work-related tasks.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 30, 2024 2:15 PM

Tekken 8 has been out since January 26 for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. While you might be tempted to jump straight into its online matches, which you're not prepared for—trust me—you should check out the game's story mode first. Not only does it introduce you to many of Tekken 8's characters and themes,…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 30, 2024 2:00 PM

If you spend a significant amount of time on YouTube, you'll want to make the most of that time—whether it's the choice of videos you get recommended or the quality of those videos when they start playing. There are actually lots of different ways you can tweak YouTube, both in the apps and on the web, to improve your…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 30, 2024 1:42 PM

Kratos didn't invent dad games in God of War (2018), but he helped solidify the genre. There are a lot of challenges Kratos deals with in his first Norse outing that most dads can't relate to–not everybody has fought an all-powerful warrior. So there is a certain charm in the more down-to-earth dad tale of 2014's Octod…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 30, 2024 1:15 PM

The Egyptian-themed Anubis, Pal number 100, is a popular catch in Palworld. Anubis has pretty incredible base attack stats, and can utilize powerful techniques like Sand and Stone Blast. With higher-level attacks like Ground Smash and Rock Lance, Anubis makes for a formidable threat—both for and against you. It's also…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 30, 2024 1:00 PM

I don't play Destiny 2, but after hearing Bungie and BioWare are collaborating to bring Mass Effect cosmetics to the game, I'm more tempted to jump in than I've been in the decade since its release. Will wearing Liara T'Soni's cunty lab coat in Bungie's MMO shooter fill the Mass Effect-shaped hole in my heart as we…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 30, 2024 12:45 PM

Palworld, and the infamous mod that changed its Pokémon-like creatures to actual Pokémon, have entered some sort of Inception-style vortex of copyright-violating complexity. After Nintendo DMCAd the living juices out of ToastedShoes' mod, the group has returned, their work adapted, to now fill the game with…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 30, 2024 12:30 PM

American-based video game peripheral manufacturer and distributor Hyperkin has announced a range of Bluetooth controllers based on different food products, including a mac-and-cheese gamepad and yes, one inspired by Oscar Mayer weiners.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 30, 2024 12:15 PM

It seems like everytime a new mainline Final Fantasy game is released, the first criticism is that it doesn't capture the same spirit as classic entries in the franchise. And while every new entry has its defenders, there is a general notalgia for the age when series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi was still part of the…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 30, 2024 12:00 PM

One of my biggest complaints with the original Persona 3 was that, even if I just wanted to be friends with any of the girls in my party, the game's social sim elements required you to enter a romantic relationship if you reached the end of their route. When this became clear to me, I stopped seeing their storylines…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 30, 2024 11:45 AM

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is out, but only for a handful of people who paid extra money for the Deluxe Edition to play it early. For most of us, Rocksteady's long-awaited (albeit already divisive) follow-up to the Batman: Arkham series is launching Friday, February 2. However, if you're worried about…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 30, 2024 11:35 AM

Update 01/30/24, 11:35 a.m. ET: Following some maintenance that brought the servers down again, developer Rocksteady Games has confirmed that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is up and running once more. Kotaku booted up the game to verify that the servers were back online and yep, things appear to be working on…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 30, 2024 11:30 AM

Some people will do anything for a quick buck, and stealing heaps of Pokémon cards is becoming an increasingly common tactic. The latest instance, which took place in San Jose, California last week, is one of the strangest and most audacious yet, seeing the thieves steal not just thousands of Pokémon cards, but a…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 30, 2024 11:15 AM

It's been six years since the release of the wonderful platformer, Celeste. Six years since we all jump, jump, jumped for our mental health, and jumped for the love of strawberries. To celebrate the beloved games' sixth birthday, developers Extremely OK Games have released Celeste 64, a Nintendo 64-style reimagining…


PCGamesN Tuesday, January 30, 2024 5:32 PM
     Publisher reveals why Spec Ops: The Line is leaving all stores

We didn't want it to be true, but Spec Ops: The Line is indeed coming to the end of the road, and 2K has now released a statement regarding the decision to pull the title from all digital storefronts. The good news is, if you already purchased the shooter, you can still play it. The bad news is, if you're yet to buy the game, you may be too late.

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 30, 2024 4:29 PM
     If you like Frostpunk, you'll love this city builder's new content

Move aside Frostpunk, there's a new city builder on the way and it's coming for your crown. The demo for Bulwark: Falconeer Chronicles is now here, and there's a whole bunch of cool features you can play around with that have us very excited for the full game.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best city building games, Best strategy games, Best building games

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 30, 2024 3:03 PM
     Destiny 2 gets huge new collab, and some of it is free

How do you even begin to improve a top tier game like Destiny 2? The answer is simple: you throw in Mass Effect armors for the ultimate cosmetic crossover. And the best part is, Bungie is making a load of this upcoming collaboration absolutely free.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 Lightfall review, Destiny 2 builds

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 30, 2024 1:26 PM
     It's been 8 months, but we're finally getting DBD's best collab

Remember way back in May 2023 when Behaviour Interactive promised us we'd be getting Iron Maiden skins for Dead by Daylight and then expected us to just sit around and wait patiently for this to happen? Well the wait is almost over, and it looks like it was all worth it.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 30, 2024 1:17 PM
     Save $100 on Asus ROG Ally, but you'll need to be fast

Time is of the essence with this deal, so we'll cut right to the chase. Over at Best Buy, the Asus ROG Ally is available with a sizable $100 discount, making the Steam Deck competitor all the more affordable. However, you'll need to get your order in quick to be in with a chance of benefitting from this saving.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ review, Asus ROG Raikiri review, Best gaming motherboard

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 30, 2024 12:29 PM
     Forgotten Half-Life 2 mod from 2007 suddenly has 1,700% more players

It may just be an off-shoot of the hugely popular Half-Life 2, but Age of Chivalry is enjoying an unbelievable resurgence of late, with thousands of players giving the RPG mod their time and attention over the last month like never before.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 30, 2024 2:20 PM
     DBD codes January 2024

January 30, 2024 Two new codes added!

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 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 12:11 PM
     Next Metro game rumored to be VR, but there may be a catch

Since the launch of the last Metro Exodus DLC in 2020, looking for news on the future of the series has been like blindly navigating a pitch-black metro tunnel. Thankfully, a light in the darkness may have revealed that Artyom's next venture may be designed for VR.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best survival games, Best apocalypse games, Best FPS games

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 30, 2024 12:18 PM
     Best Pals for Generating Electricity in Palworld

What are the best Generating Electricity Pals in Palworld? Generating Electricity is one of the many work specialties your Pals have, determining what they can do around the bast. In this case, naturally, your Pals generate electricity, using it to power machinery.

As you build and level up your Palworld base, you can recruit more and more of your Palworld Pals to work in the vicinity, keeping machines running, keeping each other fed, breeding, or producing natural Palworld resources, such as honey or wool. You early furnaces require the best Kindling Pals to operate, but more contemporary machinery may run on electricity, requiring the best electricity generating Pals.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Palworld bosses, Palworld map, Palworld settings

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 30, 2024 12:07 PM
     Thrasher release date estimate, trailers, and latest news

When is the Thrasher release date? Thrasher is a new arcade psychedelic racer from the composer and artist behind Thumper, where you control a space eel that must drift across tight turns at a breakneck pace. It's another music game with arcade-like combat, and it'll be coming to VR first, with flatscreen versions arriving later.

If you own one of the best VR headsets, games like Thrasher allow you to immerse yourself in a musical experience that can't easily capture the same effect outside virtual reality. So, if you enjoyed musical experiences like Rez Infinite and Beat Saber or raved along to Tetris Effect, here's everything you need to know about the Thrasher release date.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best VR games, Best rhythm games, Best indie games

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 30, 2024 12:27 PM
     Rugrats Adventures in Gameland release date estimate, latest news

What is the Rugrats Adventures in Gameland release date? If you've managed to get a look at some Rugrats Adventures in Gameland gameplay, your eyes aren't deceiving you. The new Rugrats game can instantly switch from NES-like visuals to graphics that look just like the '90s cartoon. The developers at Wallride teamed up with The Mix Games to create a retro-style platformer that wouldn't look out of place back on the NES.

In this platformer game, players take control of the Rugrats as they go on a journey inside Tommy Pickle's house using the power of imagination. Inspired by classic NES titles, you can choose to go on this Rugrats adventure alone or as a pair thanks to the drop-in, drop-out co-op game mode. Here's what we know about the Rugrats Adventures in Gameland release date, including details about the gameplay, trailers, and more.

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 30, 2024 12:14 PM
     DBD Twitch drops and how to claim

When are DBD Twitch drops available? The first-ever Dead by Daylight Twitch drops went live in October 2o23, and it's been all quiet on the Twitch front since then. Now, DBD Twitch drops are back once again with some cosmetics for Meg Thomas.

Going live on the same day as the Alan Wake DBD release date, and those Billy changes, the new set of DBD Twitch drops will be around for two weeks, so you've got plenty of time to tune into your favorite Dead by Daylight streamers and earn rewards. It's no secret that DBD fans love a good cosmetic item, and there'll be plenty to pick up in the multiplayer game once the new Tome goes live on January 31 as well, so don't miss out, and make sure you get those, and these DBD Twitch Drops, while you can.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, January 30, 2024 11:04 AM
     There's a Destiny 2 dating sim, but you'll have to ask for it

Dating simulators, oh we meet again. Despite being in a happy long-term relationship, I seem to find myself writing about dating sims an awful lot these days. So, when an alleged Destiny 2 dating sim crossed the PCGamesN news desk, we all knew who was going to be writing it - but whether or not we'll be playing it is a different story.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 Lightfall review, Destiny 2 builds

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 30, 2024 11:55 AM
     Cyberpunk 2077 and BioShock devs show off brand new PvE FPS game

A brand new studio from industry veterans behind Cyberpunk 2077, BioShock, Borderlands, and Squad has announced its debut game, a PvE co-op tactical shooter set in a post-nuclear open world. Coming from the newly formed Antistatic Studios, the first footage of the game, codenamed Hornet, has also been released, and it looks phenomenal.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 30, 2024 5:15 PM

Starfield's "largest update to date" is out now. It includes dozens of bug fixes across the game alongside "lighting improvements". The update had previously been available on PC via a beta branch on Steam for a couple of weeks.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 30, 2024 4:56 PM

Blizzard tend to do a good job maintaining even their oldest games, releasing patches sometimes decades after their original release. I therefore assumed that 1994's Warcraft: Orcs And Humans and 1997's Diablo were available via the studio's store and launcher, Battle.net.

Not so, it turns out, because Blizzard have just announced they've added them today, and with working multiplayer for both.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 30, 2024 4:31 PM

Third-person shooter Spec Ops: The Line has been removed from sale from Steam due to expiring "partnership licenses", according to a representative for 2K Games.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 30, 2024 4:12 PM

AMD's best value graphics card is the RX 7800 XT - stop me if you've heard this one before. Today American customers have a great chance to pick up a powerful Gigabyte Gaming OC model of this card for just $480 thanks to a discount code at Newegg.

For the reduced price use BYJDN2823 at the checkout. As well as the graphics card, you'll also pick up a complimentary copy of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, which is nice too.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 30, 2024 4:03 PM

The Asus Prime AP201 Micro ATX case is down to $65 on Amazon US, a great price for a SFF case that's attracted warm reviews since launching in 2022.

The AP201 offers excellent compatibility with a wide range of cooling hardware and graphics cards, plus excellent thermals and easy buildability. It even has a classy, understated look that's the polar opposite of Asus' ROG designs. That's pretty much the full set when it comes to small form factor PC cases, so consider jumping on this one while you can!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 30, 2024 12:09 PM

I was instantly taken with the idea of Militsioner when I first saw it in 2021. The upcoming "Kafkaesque" immersive sim gives you the simple goal of escaping a town within a few days, a task which is somewhat complicated by the fact that a Leviathan-sized Russian cop towers over the city, watching you. In a new dev blog, developers TallBoys explain more of how you might court the giant's approval (the term "fully fleshed dating-sim mechanic" features) or avoid it by sneaking about while he sleeps. You might even—gasp!—do crimes. This also drew my attention to a ten-minute gameplay video they released last month and oh, yes, please.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 30, 2024 5:30 PM

Kumamon Island Custom Map Heading to Fortnite

Kumamoto Prefecture announced the release of the custom Kumamon Island map for Fortnite. The map is a business simulation game that will appear in Fortnite on January 31, 2024. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

The Kumamon Island game map was developed using Fortnite's Creative Mode tools by the Kumamoto Prefectural government in collaboration with advertisement company CyberAgent. The map was revealed during a Kumamoto Fortnite Press Conference to promote Kumamoto Prefecture. The custom map will take approximately 40 to 60 minutes to complete.

Kumamon Island is designed to have gameplay similar to that of Tycoon-style games. The setup for the game involves helping various Kumamon in developing a Kumamon robot to promote Kumamoto to the rest of the world, and helping them solve the problems that arise through the robot's construction. Several of Kumamoto's tourist landmarks and local products will appear as part of the map, and players will have to build Kumamoto Castle as one of the steps to finish the production of the robot.

You can check out some screenshots from Kumamon Island here:

The decision to make this map is the response of the Kumamoto Prefectural office wanting to promote the burgeoning local semiconductor industry through the Metaverse. An official website explaining more about Kumamon Island and the real-life elements present in the game is also expected to open soon.

Kumamon Island is the first Fortnite map created by an official Japanese governmental office. However, in the Japanese entertainment industry, Hololive Vtuber Mori Calliope received a Fortnite custom map intended to promote the Vtuber's MoriZakura cherry blossom liqueur.

Fortnite is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. The map code for Kumamon Island will appear on January 31, 2024, at 10 am JST.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 30, 2024 4:00 PM

Check out the NieR Automata Drink Holder Pod Figures

Elcoco announced the release of new NieR Automata Ver1.1a arcade prizes that include Pod figures that can hold drinks, and miniature accessory stands featuring the clothes of 2B, 9S, and A2.

There are figures of both Pod 042 and Pod 153 available, and each one stands at 19.5cm (or about 7.68 inches) tall. Each figure includes a rounded indentation in its base to hold glasses and other drinks, and the arms of the pods make them look like they're holding them for you. Meanwhile, the accessory stands can be used to display and hold rings, accessories, and other small items.

Both the Pod figures and 2B, 9S, and A2 miniature accessory stands are set to release in late July 2024, and will be available as prizes in amusement centers and arcades throughout Japan.

You can check out the new NieR Automata Ver1.1a Pod figures below and character mini accessory stand here:

The new NieR Automata Ver1.1a drink holder Pod figures and character mini accessory stand will be available in Japan at a variety of amusement centers and arcades. The first 12 episodes of the NieR Automata Ver1.1a anime series are now available on streaming services such as Crunchyroll and Netflix, and a second cour was announced.

The post Check out the NieR Automata Drink Holder Pod Figures appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 30, 2024 2:30 PM

Palworld Digimon Mods Already Starting to Appear

A handful of Palworld Digimon mods appeared on Nexus Mods courtesy of SV BOY and FrancisLouis. SV BOY created ones of Gabumon, Omegamon, and Tyrannomon over the past week, while FrancisLouis created a Garurumon one.

All of these Digimon Palworld mods are Pal replacement ones. This means an existing character in your PC version of the game will be replaced with the new model. Here's the full list of what each one changes:

The installation method for all of them is the same. You need to go into the directors in Steam to find Palworld, then place the new .pak files in the Palworld\Pal\Content\Paks folder. FrancisLouis also mentions making a "mods" folder in the "Paks" one. The Nexus Mods file download page for each also has the manual and mod manager download options.

Here's how all of the four mods look. First, here are FrancisLouis' screenshots of Garurumon. Note that in-game it will still list the character as Eikthyrdeer.

Next, here are SV BOY's Digimon mods. In this case, both standard and "Lucky" versions of Gabumon and Tyrannomon are shown. 

It isn't uncommon for such mods to appear. For example, some mods appeared that added Topaz and Numby from Honkai: Star Rail to the game.

Palworld is in early access for the PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 30, 2024 2:00 PM

2.0 Honkai: Star Rail Trailblaze Mission "Long Day's Journey Into Night" Detailed

HoYoVerse shared the requirements to start the 2.0 Honkai: Star Rail Trailblaze Mission "Long Day's Journey into Night." It also listed the seven kinds of rewards people will earn for finishing it.

The requirements aren't too restrictive for the first 2.0 Honkai: Star Rail Trailblaze Mission. You basically need to just be completely caught up with the campaign. That means you had to finish all of the Xianzhou Luofu Trailblaze Missions before you can "head" to the new world. If you already cleared the Karmic Clouds Faded, War Banners Folded "Obsequies Performed, A Long Road Ahead" mission, then you are good to go. You can immediately pick up "Long Day's Journey into Night" and head to Penacony

As for the rewards, they're the typical ones we tend to get for Trailblaze Missions in the game. You'll get some of the both types of currency, so Credits and Stellar Jades will be doled out. You'll earn experience for your level too. There will be music acquired for the Astral Express jukebox. Finally, Lost Crystal, Refined Aether and Traveler's Guide experience materials for Relics, Light Cones, and characters will be doled out. No increments were noted in the announcement.

In addition to the new story update and region, two new characters will join the cast in 2.0. The two new five-stars will be Black Swan and Sparkle, while Misha will be a four-star.

Honkai: Star Rail is available for the PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and the 2.0 update will arrive on February 6, 2024. 

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 30, 2024 1:30 PM

Nijisanji collaboration wave 2 in Phantasy Star Online 2 PSO2 New Genesis

Sega revealed more details about the second Nijisanji collaboration wave in PSO2: New Genesis at the January 2024 NGS Headline program. After previously announcing a teaser in December 2023, the company has shown how Amamiya Kokoro, Nagao Kei, Matsukai Mao, and Yorumi Rena will actually look like in the new Phantasy Star Online game.

The main highlight of this collaboration will be the Virtual Liver Style '24 scratch ticket, which will go live on February 14, 2024. Players will have a random chance to obtain avatar parts modeled after the Vtubers. In addition to dakimakura pillows featuring each Vtuber, the scratch ticket will also include Kei's katana and Rena's staff as actual weapon camos.

This wave will also add Nijisanji-based content for features that did not exist in PSO2: New Genesis when the first wave launched in February 2023. They include Vital Gauges that customize players' health bar visuals, Portable Holograms that players can place on fields, and Build Parts for Creative Spaces.

All players who log into the game daily during the collaboration period will be able to obtain a special poster featuring the four Vtubers and stickers based on their signatures. The Region Mags, which players have to feed regularly to obtain buffs, will also have a Nijisanji-themed decoration during the event.

The VTubers in question will also hold special live streams where they actually play the online game with their own avatar designs. Nagao Kei and Yorumi Rena will hold the first collab stream on February 20, 2024, while Amamiya Kokoro and Matsukai Mao will have theirs on February 22, 2024. Both streams will launch at 9 PM JST / 7 AM ET.

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is available worldwide on PC and PlayStation 4. The free-to-play online game is also playable on Nintendo Switch via a cloud version in Japan and on Xbox One elsewhere worldwide. The second wave of Nijisanji collaboration content will be available to obtain for a month

The post See How the Second Nijisanji PSO2 Collab Will Look Like in New Genesis appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 30, 2024 1:00 PM

Fire Emblem Engage female Alear figure

Intelligent Systems revealed a new 1/7 scale figure modeled after the female Alear from Fire Emblem Engage. The static figure will come pre-painted and stand at approximately 255mm (10.04in) tall. The Fire Emblem series creator studio is working with Good Smile Company to release the figure worldwide in 2025.

Pre-orders for the static figure are immediately available worldwide via Good Smile Company's storefronts. People who are in the U.S. and Canada can go to Good Smile Online Shop U.S. to order the figure for $216.99. Those who reside elsewhere worldwide can instead access the international web store and place an order at ¥32,780 / €226.90.

Here are the sample images for the upcoming female Alear figure:

Good Smile Company has also uploaded a video that shows the figure from more angles:


There has been a surge of Fire Emblem Engage merchandise announcements after a whole year has passed since the strategy RPG came out on Nintendo Switch on January 20, 2023. Takara Tomy Arts is gradually releasing the Engage Rings seen in the game as capsule toys obtainable from gashapon machines. Empty will also release the second wave of character keychains, badges, and standees in March 2024.

Intelligent Systems and Good Smile Company will close pre-orders for the 1/7 scale figure of female Alear from Fire Emblem Engage on May 2, 2024. The figure will officially appear in Japan in February 2025 and in North America in Q3 2025.

The post Fire Emblem Engage Female Alear Figure Will Appear Next Year appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 30, 2024 12:30 PM

Steins;Gate Makise Kurisu Bride Figure

Good Smile Company is now accepting pre-orders for the Steins;Gate Makise Kurisu Wedding Dress version bride figure. The figure will cost $143.99 or ¥21,700, depending on the store you go through, and is to available to order until March 14, 2024.

The figure, which was previously shown off as an unpainted prototype, is a 1/7 scale one and stands at approximately 260mm tall. The figure is not articulated and does not come with any extra parts, but is mounted on a base shaped like the lab member pin badge from the show. Orders from Good Smile's US store will cost $143.99 and ship in quarter 2 of 2025, while orders from the Global store will cost ¥21,700 and are expected to ship in December, 2024.

You can get a look at the figure in the gallery below:

Kurisu previously appeared in a merchandise lottery by Magic Kuji Online, featuring illustrations of her in seasonal-themed outfits. Mages and Nitroplus also opened up a new website to celebrate the Steins;Gate series' 15th anniversary back in September, 2024.

The Steins;Gate Makise Kurisu Bride Figure is available to pre-order from the US and Global Good Smile online shops from until March 14, 2024.

The post Steins;Gate Kurisu Wedding Dress Figure Makes Her a Bride appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 30, 2024 12:00 PM

The English Fate/Stay Night Remaster Is a Dream Come True

As good as the Fate/ series is, those of us outside of Japan always ended up a bit left out. We'd get all these spin-offs and other adaptations, but the original story eluded us. Like imagine you started with City Slickers 2 instead of the original City Slickers. (Okay, that's not such a bad idea, since The Legend of Curly's Gold is the superior film.) But now Type-Moon and Aniplex announced Fate/Stay Night Remastered, obviously a remaster of the original game, with an English language option. And frankly? We deserve this.

As a refresher for those wondering why we didn't see Fate/Stay Night in English before now, well, it had adult content! Because it was a "mature" game, it didn't show up 20 years ago when it debuted on PCs in Japan in 2004. Because the anime and manga removed that content, companies like Crunchyroll, Sentai Filmworks, and Tokyopop picked them up. 


However, we also have to remember that once the console versions of the game started appearing on the PlayStation 2 and Vita, it happened at a time when visual novels weren't popular worldwide yet. Now if a visual novel tied to a popular series, such as Konosuba, we're probably going to see it worldwide! Type-Moon's Witch on the Holy Night only appeared in 2022 worldwide, and we're getting the first part of the Tsukihime remake in 2024.

Do you know how many Fate/ series video games appeared in English worldwide before this Fate/Stay Night Remastered reveal? Seven. There was Fate/Extra (PSP), Fate/Extella (PS4, Vita, Switch, PC), Fate/Extella Link (PS4, Switch, PC), Fate/Grand Order (mobile), Fate/Samurai Remnant (PS4, PS5, Switch, PC), and Fate/Unlimited Codes (PSP), and Everyday Today's Menu for Emiya Family (Switch). Think about that last one. We even got the Cooking Mama-like spin-off. 

The English Fate/Stay Night Remaster Is a Dream Come True
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Frankly, once Fate/Grand Order launched worldwide and was shown to be a success, we should have seen Fate/Stay Night. To have it take this long boggles my mind.

Because really, this has been building for so long. People already know and love all the main Servants who are a part of this series. The Artoria Pendragon version of Saber is so recognizable, she's essentially become a household name in anime circles. Fate/Grand Order remains one of the more popular mobile gacha games. The level of familiarity means the demand is there for us to finally get to play the game.

Most importantly is this one critical detail: we know Fate/Stay Night is good. This is a critically acclaimed game. It's beloved. It'd have to be to inspire so many adaptations, tie-ins, and spin-offs. The Fifth Holy Grail War is a fascinating concept, the story is interesting, and the characters have genuine depth to them. 

Fate/Stay Night Remastered will come to the Switch and PC in Japanese, English, and Simplified Chinese worldwide in 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 30, 2024 11:45 AM

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster PC Games Patch Adds Font Type Update

Square Enix announced the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster PC games now each got a patch that includes Font Type and BGM (background music) update. Both options originated in the PS4 and Switch versions of the games and are part of the Steam versions' 1.1.0 update. 

While the patch notes for each title may have some additional variations and features, the three "major new features" are present in each one. This means that all six Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster PC games on Steam now have a patch that lets you switch between the "classic" or "modern" style font types, the original or arranged BGM soundtrack, and choose if you use cheats. The cheats are billed as "assistance features" that let you adjust increase (or eliminate) the amount of things like EXP and gil earned from battles. The company didn't share screenshots or a trailer showing the changes, however.

However, some of the minor additions also appear throughout the different titles. Some of these new options include the ability to see each game's bestiary while in the game, rather than via returning to the main menu, and set your movement speed. You can also load a new save from the in-game menu, instead of just saving.

To go along with the changes, there is also a sale on every Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster title on Steam. It is 20% off individual titles and 38% off the bundle of all six. So the bundle is $59.84 until February 13, 2024, the first two games are $9.59 each, and FFIII through FFVI are $14.39 each.

The Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster games are available on the PC, PS4, Switch, and mobile devices, and the update to patch 1.1.0 is live for all six games on Steam. The Steam sale on the titles will run until February 13, 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, January 30, 2024 11:30 AM

While Visions of Mana will be on the Xbox Series X and PC, it will not be among the Xbox Game Pass games at launch. Eurogamer learned from Microsoft will not be a part of the subscription service when it debuts in Summer 2024. [Thanks, Eurogamer!]

The question came up as it briefly appeared on the official Xbox site according to Karim Jovian and Idle Sloth. However, Microsoft then noted this is an error. Visions of Mana won't be an Xbox Game Pass game for the console and PC at launch. However, the comment from Microsoft did note that it is only not part "at this time." Due to the nature of the service, this could change.

It isn't uncommon for Square Enix games like Visions of Mana to show up on the service. For example, all of the Final Fantasy games capable of running on Microsoft platforms were a part of the library at one point. NieR: Automatawas there too. However, as of time of writing there are no notable Square Enix RPGs currently part of Xbox Game Pass.

Visions of Mana, which was originally announced in December 2023, will come out for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and WIndows PC via Steam in Summer 2024.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, January 30, 2024 4:57 PM
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     Suicide Squad Game Delayed To Spring 2023Every character in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has a wildly different playstyle and unique methods of traversal, so choosing your main is a difficult process. While characters are better suited for certain situations, a few of them are still much better than the rest. The Best Characters in Suicide Squad KTJL You can switch between each of the Suicide Squad members at will when exploring Metropolis and the game encourages you to regularly swap your main character for different missions, so you'll spend a lot of time playing as each of the game's main characters. Still, if you're trying to choose a main, it's better to invest in some characters first. These are the best characters in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. 1. Harley Quinn Screenshot: PC Invasion Harley Quinn is one of the most mobile members of the Suicide Squad with the ability to grapple to ledges and swing around the battlefield with her grap...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, January 30, 2024 4:13 PM
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, January 30, 2024 3:41 PM

Nightingale will launch on February 22

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