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GamersHeroes Friday, February 9, 2024 3:59 PM

Take a behind-the-scenes look at Pieces Interactive and THQ Nordic's Alone in the Dark with the latest trailer for the game.

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GamersHeroes Friday, February 9, 2024 12:48 PM

The organizers of the 24th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) announced that composer Yoko Shimomura will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Fawzi Mesmar will receive the Ambassador Award.

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Kotaku Friday, February 9, 2024 5:40 PM

Hello everyone. Welcome to Friday. You made it to the end of the week. Congrats. I have a treat for you all: Taco Bell's 2024 Live Mas Event. What's that? It's basically a Taco Bell mini-E3 complete with musical acts, announcements, and all the cringey moments you crave from something like this. Yes, if you guessed…


Kotaku Friday, February 9, 2024 4:20 PM

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 been terminated. Sadly, it appears…


Kotaku Friday, February 9, 2024 4:00 PM

A recreation of the original 1997 RPG, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth lets us revisit more than a few classic video game locales. The demo is set in Nibelheim, Cloud's hometown, and it has been beautifully recreated, featuring his and Tifa's home, the Mt. Nibel reactor, and, of course, Shinra Manor.


Kotaku Friday, February 9, 2024 3:00 PM

We all sort of know that Sony's PS5 is outselling Microsoft's Xbox Series X/S. Sony gives us sales data, Microsoft hasn't in years. You generally don't stay quiet about that stuff when the news is great. And new data seems to indicate what we all suspected: The Xbox Series X/S is getting shellacked by the PS5, with…


Kotaku Friday, February 9, 2024 2:00 PM

Back when the Pokémon anime first premiered in the '90s, nearly every kid had a Pokédex—the renowned red device that identified the delightful creatures—on their wish list. Nearly three decades later, a YouTuber has created a real-life version of the Pokédex using ChatGPT—and it looks like it actually works.


Kotaku Friday, February 9, 2024 1:33 PM

After all the delays, trailers, and start-and-stop hype cycles, Ubisoft's highly(?) anticipated pirate simSkull and Bones is in beta. The game was meant to release in 2018, then 2019, but at least now there's an open beta and your progress will carry over into Skull and Bones when it launches on February 16. So,…


Kotaku Friday, February 9, 2024 1:30 PM

It's a new month, which means that PlayStation Plus subscribers have a new collection of games to download for free. For February, PS Plus has added Steelrising and Square Enix's multiplayer shooter Foamstars. But the highlight of the new offerings is Rollerdrome from developer Roll7. The third-person…


Kotaku Friday, February 9, 2024 1:15 PM

We've arrived at another weekend. But it's no ordinary weekend, since there's now a demo for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth we can play through a million times before the game launches on February 29 (there's also an open-world section that'll be added to said demo later this month).


Kotaku Friday, February 9, 2024 1:00 PM

The second episode of Halo's secondseason isn't bad, by any means, but it's not quite as memorable as the previous episode. Instead, "Sword" is a reminder that the Halo series is strongest when it focuses on the Spartans' stories, whether it's John's attempts to set the record straight about what happened on…


Kotaku Friday, February 9, 2024 11:15 AM

If we learned one thing from The Last of Us Part II, it's that when you give gamers a functional musical instrument, they are going to deliver some wonderful renditions of popular tunes. So, when players discovered that the recently released demo for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth included a piano that you could sit down…


PCGamesN Friday, February 9, 2024 5:33 PM
     Get The Game Awards' best action game for an amazing 30% off

For the first time ever, Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon, is 30% off on Steam. By From Software, creators of Elden Ring and the Dark Souls' series, this award-winning mech action game is an absolute steal at this price.


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PCGamesN Friday, February 9, 2024 4:21 PM
     Starfield has lost 97% of its Steam players in less than six months

Starfield was supposed to be Bethesda's next big thing, on a par with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. But it was released to a decidedly mixed reception and in the five months since it launched, it's lost over 97% of its Steam player base.

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PCGamesN Friday, February 9, 2024 3:09 PM
     Diablo 4 patch 1.3.2 will finally let you craft its rarest items

Diablo 4's latest update, patch 1.3.2, is here and if you're a dedicated player you'll be happy to hear that you can finally craft that one Uber Unique item you've been missing. At least you can if you're prepared to put the work in.

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PCGamesN Friday, February 9, 2024 2:16 PM
     This 94%-rated early access farming game gets a gadget-heavy overhaul

Slime Rancher 2 is getting a whole lot stranger, thanks to its Gadgets My Way update. The latest patch for this top-rated Steam Early Access slime-farming sim adds in 30+ gadgets and items, ranging from the mundane to the ridiculous, overhauls the building system and more.

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PCGamesN Friday, February 9, 2024 1:11 PM
     NBA 2K24 codes February 2024 – all locker codes

February 9, 2024: We added a new NBA 2K24 code for the Lunar New Year to our list.

What are the active NBA 2k24 codes? Every new game in the 2K sports series has a selection of freebies given away, and the latest in 2K's basketball games is no exception. There are plenty of NBA 2K24 locker codes to redeem for new player cards, XP boosts, and MyPlayer gear, among others. However, you'll need to be quick in order to snag them for yourself.

This is because many of the early NBA 2k24 codes are exclusive to relatively small thresholds of players. Some freebies in this series of sports games come and go like whispers in the wind, so you need to act fast. However, we're now starting to get some freebies that are sticking around for longer, so we've gathered these NBA 2k24 locker codes to give you a little boost.

PCGamesN Friday, February 9, 2024 1:03 PM
     Anime Last Stand codes February 2024

February 9, 2024: We added several new Anime Last Stand codes to our list ahead of the latest update.

What are the newest Anime Last Stand codes? Plenty of anime-inspired tower defense games are available on the Roblox platform, and Anime Last Stand is the latest to emerge from its testing phase. You can now collect your favorite anime heroes and villains to guard your base, but you'll need a stash of emeralds to afford them.

Luckily, even if you're starting this Roblox experience, there are plenty of Anime Last Stand codes to grab tons of free emeralds and rerolls. While you're here, there are other tower defense games available to play on the platform, and you can get free stuff for them, such as Tower Defense X codes and All Star Tower Defense codes, or perhaps Blox Fruits codes or Project Slayers codes would satisfy your anime game desires.

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PCGamesN Friday, February 9, 2024 1:38 PM
     Baldur's Gate 3 Patch 6 arrives soon, adds better kissing and more

Want to spend Valentine's Day with Shadowheart, Astarion or whoever else takes your fancy? Larian Studios has revealed Baldur's Gate 3 Patch 6 is dropping next week and, amongst other things, it'll feature improved kisses.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Baldur's Gate 3 builds, BG3 mods, Baldur's Gate 3 classes

PCGamesN Friday, February 9, 2024 12:55 PM
     Turtle Beach Stealth Ultra controller review – good, but not great

Every so often, a controller comes along that tries its hardest to revolutionize how we play games. The Turtle Beach Stealth Ultra is no different in its goals, with it taking the best parts from other products and packing them all into one convenient unit. Most prominently, it includes a display that can be used to check on the status of the controller, customize its settings, and even have it read out your Whatsapp messages. It's an interesting addition but elsewhere this controller doesn't do anything truly unique from a control perspective, merely refining what other controllers started.

There are some things to like about the Turtle Beach Stealth Ultra, but it's a stretch to call it one of the best PC controllers on the market right now. A few recurring software and connectivity issues that are now fixed should provide hope that the initially rough launch is behind us, but I'm cautious that these problems could rear their ugly heads once again and spoil what could otherwise be a great gaming peripheral.

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PCGamesN Friday, February 9, 2024 12:51 PM
     ASRock hints at possible future plans to make Nvidia GPUs

While Nvidia already has plenty of board partners under its belt, there has not yet been an ASRock Nvidia graphics card, despite the company making plenty of Radeon, and now Arc, competitors. However, recent comments could point to ASRock batting for the green team in the future.

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PCGamesN Friday, February 9, 2024 12:42 PM
     New RTS game is anime Age of Empires, with a free Steam demo out now

Age of Empires 4 is certainly a masterful strategy game. Start out with just a few villagers and gather resources, build out your city, explore the horizons, scout out your rival factions, and eventually prepare for grand-scale combat to claim your rightful place as the victor. But while the historical battlefields of humanity are certainly interesting, don't you sometimes wish you could inject a little more anime into the action? Enter The Touhou Empires, a new RTS game doing just that, with a score from beloved Dark Souls and Elden Ring composer Yuka Kitamura to help bring the thrill of battle to life. With a free demo out now as part of Steam Next Fest, this is a combination you have to see for yourself.

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PCGamesN Friday, February 9, 2024 12:53 PM
     Astarion's actor worried that people

Baldur's Gate 3. You've heard of it, I've heard of it - at this point, your gran's heard of it. Larian's Dungeons and Dragons-inspired epic was 2023's biggest success story, scooping up countless awards for every accolade under the sun. A huge part of the game's success, however, is its characters - Astarion especially. Neil Newbon's Pale Elf has won the hearts of so many (and also some awards), and his saga of strife and sass was easily my favorite part of the game. But, before BG3 launched, Newbon admits that he worried people "wouldn't get it."

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PCGamesN Friday, February 9, 2024 12:39 PM
     The best JRPGs on PC 2024

What are the best JRPGs? JRPGs are a very different beast from Western RPGs, and the genre has significantly evolved since the early days of both the classic NES-era Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy games.

The very best JRPGs range from vast open-world adventures to more refined turn-based combat as seen in tactical RPGs. Some JRPGs do away with traditional fantasy in favor of a more realistic setting; others focus on adding to the game's overall package to flesh out the world. Either way, the best JRPGs bring a different flavor than what you can expect from the best RPGs in the West and could be considered some of the best PC games to fans of the genre.

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PCGamesN Friday, February 9, 2024 12:11 PM
     New roguelike deckbuilder is suddenly one of Steam's most played games

You take Slay The Spire's robust, imaginative deckbuilding systems, Dead Cells' often brutal roguelike difficulty curve, and, erm, poker, and you get what seems on paper to be an extremely unusual twist on traditional card games. But somehow, it works - and works exceptionally well. Despite a delightful deluge of games at Steam Next Fest, one perhaps unlikely candidate has managed to play its way into the most popular list. We've seen horrors, RPGs, FPS games, and survival sims, but a variation on poker where four of a kind is a lousy hand and you can draw three different jokers is a new one on us. Nevertheless, if you want to try what is suddenly one of Steam's most popular games, it's available right this second.

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PCGamesN Friday, February 9, 2024 12:14 PM
     Best CS2 settings for max Counter-Strike 2 fps

What are the best CS2 settings? We're well past the launch of CS2 and the first major is in sight, but have multiple updates changed how you need to set your game up to get the best performance?

Now that Counter-Strike 2 has fully launched, you might find some of these settings useful to maximize fps. The CS2 system requirements already let us know we don't need the best graphics card, but certain in-game options can have a large bearing on how the game runs. Fortunately, we've got the custom settings that you need if you're experiencing issues to help your game run smoothly.

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PCGamesN Friday, February 9, 2024 11:59 AM
     CS2 system requirements

What are CS2 system requirements? Valve appears to have pushed past the rocky launch of CS2 as the popular team-based shooter and its popularity are back on the rise. Better still, we have the first CS2 major to look forward to very soon, but will you be able to play like your favorite pros, or will you need some hardware upgrades?

In our CS2 review, we called out some of the most welcome upgrades versus the now-outdated Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which has since disappeared from Steam entirely. You won't need the best graphics card to get CS2 running, but it might help with maxing out your fps.

Continue reading CS2 system requirements
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PCGamesN Friday, February 9, 2024 11:38 AM
     The new Last Epoch Falconer leaves Diablo 4's Necromancer in the dust

I enjoy playing the Diablo 4 Necromancer, but its minion builds have always left a little to be desired. The reveal of the Last Epoch Falconer, then, feels like a breath of fresh air. The final class mastery to be shown ahead of the imminent release date for the latest ARPG challenger to D4 and Path of Exile, the Falconer is a nimble fighter that brings swords, bows, and traps to the battlefield alongside her faithful, fearsome airborne companion.

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PCGamesN Friday, February 9, 2024 11:30 AM
     This stunning steampunk PC took 34 people to build

The craftsmanship on show in this steampunk PC build is nothing short of astounding, and its creation involved an enormous amount of work and experimentation. Called Steamtronic, this mini-ITX build was created by the Yolenzo workshop for a client, and features a custom case made from textolite, along with loads of brass details, analog dials, and a nixie clock on the side.

Thanks to our rapidly growing PC building Facebook page, we've seen many custom gaming PCs, from mods based on existing case designs to completely from scratch builds. You can even submit yours for consideration right here. Here we chat to Viacheslav Ilinskiy, art director of the Yolenzo workshop, about how his team built this stunning steampunk rig.

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PCGamesN Friday, February 9, 2024 11:07 AM
     Helldivers 2 anti-cheat is a nightmare for Steam Deck players

Problems stemming from anti-cheat compatibility have plagued the Steam Deck since its launch and continue to do so now, despite improvements with some systems, such as Easy Anti-Cheat (EAC). Sadly, Helldivers 2 serves as an example that there's still work to be done before anti-cheat issues disappear on Valve's handheld gaming device for good.

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PCGamesN Friday, February 9, 2024 11:09 AM
     Tekken 8 tier list – best characters February 2024

Who is on the Tekken 8 tier list? The only way to become the King (or Queen) of the Iron Fist tournament is to pick a powerful character, someone capable of defeating the majority of the roster without breaking a sweat.

The Tekken games are known for their exceptional character balancing, meaning you should be able to pick anyone on the Tekken 8 roster without having to worry about any glaring weaknesses. That being said, even the best fighting games with amazing character balancing still feature tier lists, and Tekken 8 is no exception. We're going to break down each character and highlight their strengths and weaknesses to determine who tops our Tekken 8 tier list.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, February 9, 2024 3:43 PM

An upcoming game about taking planet-wrecking corporations to court hopes to go beyond its onscreen battles by raising money for real-life environmental aid. Behind All Rise is a team including both climate experts and top-notch games talent with credits spanning Horizon Forbidden West, Thirsty Suitors, League of Legends and Paradise Killer.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, February 9, 2024 2:50 PM

Former Fortnite and Blizzard developers have formed new studio Lightforge Games to make a multiplayer RPG that applies the collaborative world-building and storytelling of original tabletop Dungeons & Dragons to the polished video game presentation of its successors in the likes of Baldur's Gate 3.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, February 9, 2024 2:19 PM

Jagex, the British developers of veteran fantasy MMO RuneScape, have announced their acquisition by a potentially surprising new owner: the private equity firm best-known for owning major sports brands including Six Nations Rugby, Spanish football league LaLiga, French football governing body Ligue de Football and the Women's Tennis Association. The deal was reportedly closed for almost a billion pounds.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, February 9, 2024 1:27 PM

Romance sim masquerading as fantasy RPG Baldur's Gate 3 is putting vaseline on its lips, wiggling a little bit of tongue out and practising in the mirror for its next big update. That's right, just in time for Valentine's Day (or maybe just after), Larian are dropping the "Improved Smooches" patch.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, February 9, 2024 1:25 PM

My excitement for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth went into overdrive this week. Not only did we get 20 more minutes of its gorgeous open worlds, mini-games and story nuggets to gawp over this week thanks to Sony's dedicated State Of Play stream for it, but the internet has also been awash with previews, interviews and all sorts of other Final Fantasy-shaped goodies. Honestly, it's like a second Christmas for me over here at the moment, it's great.

But one thing that really stuck out to me this week was a comment made by series producer Yoshinori Kitase in an interview with our friends at Eurogamer. When they asked him why remake Final Fantasy 7 at all, his response hit me much harder than I was expecting. He said that the original FF7 is "probably going to be always that game my dad played, and I don't want it to be that." Aside from making me crumble to dust with irrelevancy, this really got me thinking about older games, the way we play them now, and just what role remakes and remasters have in today's PC gaming landscape. So come and feel incredibly old with me as I try and get my (very jumbled and loosely-related) thoughts in order.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, February 9, 2024 12:57 PM

When playing any character-driven videogame I sometimes experience a sensation akin to my eyes unfocussing, and remember that I'm not, strictly speaking, controlling a body in a world, but interacting with a simulation that includes representations of a body and a world. The character is just an interfacial node in a vast tangle of visible and invisible elements; by moving the character, I cause objects, surfaces, creatures to load or unload, spring into motion or change colour and a million things besides.

Some games foreground these interdependencies by fictionalising the simulation as a giant organism or ecosystem, a more intriguing kind of "living, breathing" environment which is aware of your presence within it. Amongst these games is Ultros, a side-scrolling, psychedelic metroidvania - or as developers Hadoque might prefer, "gardenvania" - which launches next week.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, February 9, 2024 12:41 PM

Dead Cells developers Motion Twin have announced their roguelike Metroidvania will receive its final update with the launch of the appropriately titled Update 35: 'The End Is Near'. It's been a pretty great run as these things go: over the course of seven years, Dead Cells has received four major DLC expanions, a mobile release and, of course, 35 of those big title updates. However, current custodians Evil Empire are now moving on to greener, "secret projects"-flavoured pastures - the emphasis being on pastures plural there, if their Xweet about it is anything to go by, too.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, February 9, 2024 11:59 AM

Take your protein pill and put your headphones on for the free demo of Asterism, an "interactive music album" exploring a solar system one song at a time. Each visit to a planet lasts as long as the song, whisking us through scenes reflecting the lyrics and mood, rendered with a mix of 3D computer art and a range of handmade physical mediums. I was delighted from the first twang. And impressively, it's mostly the work of one developer, Claire Morwood. Do have a look!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, February 9, 2024 11:31 AM

Ah sure I've enjoyed the nostalgic resurgence of Quake/PlayStation-grade 3D art in video games, but I am fully blown away by indie game Fragrance Point looking like the truest classic 3D computer graphics: the shiny pre-rendered CGI from TV show transition cards, adverts for double-disc dance music compilations, and Windows Media Player skins. My eyes are still reeling from the gloss and glitz and pulsating lights of the Steam Next Fest demo, and I welcome this pain. Grab the demo now and set out to explore a space station as a bopping security bot with snazzy boots and endless projectile lipstick.

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Twinfinite Friday, February 9, 2024 5:00 PM
PlayStation's game catalogue is about to get even more stacked.

Twinfinite Friday, February 9, 2024 4:46 PM
Raise your hand if you've ever been personally victimized by your own Stratagem.

Twinfinite Friday, February 9, 2024 4:30 PM
Alright, alright, I get it now...

Twinfinite Friday, February 9, 2024 1:25 PM
Every kiss begins with Karlach (and everyone else in BG3)

Twinfinite Friday, February 9, 2024 1:13 PM
Turning the sporting world upside down.

Siliconera Friday, February 9, 2024 4:00 PM

Dolls Nest - mecha musume girl customization example

Nitroplus published a new trailer for Dolls Nest. Even though the trailer is officially titled "Dolls Nest Story PV," it also includes a sneak peek of the customization and action gameplay in the upcoming mecha musume/girl action game. The Japanese game publisher has also opened a Steam page for the title.

When Nitroplus uploaded the first teaser trailer in late October 2023, it barely provided any details about Dolls Nest other than that it is slated to appear on Steam. With this new trailer, the studio also announced a 2024 release window for the game.

Users on YouTube and X/Twitter have been comparing Dolls Nest to Armored Core, and the newly published trailer further reinforces that idea. The character customization examples shown in Dolls Nest so far include the spider-like quad legs and tank-like caterpillar treads. Meanwhile, the action gameplay footage features sideway boosts that are used frequently by Armored Core players. The video also teases battles against gigantic machines in a similar fashion to Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon.

The new trailer is available to watch below via the NitroArts YouTube channel:


Dolls Nest will be available worldwide on PCs via Steam in 2024. The game is so far slated to support Japanese voiceovers with Japanese and English subtitles.

The post Dolls Nest Story Trailer Shows Mecha Girl Actions and Customization appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, February 9, 2024 4:00 PM

Bandai Making Splatoon 3 Bath Bombs With Smallfry Figures Inside

Bandai announced that it will release a new line of Splatoon 3 toys, which consist of Golden Egg Power Egg bath bombs with Smallfry figures inside them. They will debut in Japan on February 26, 2024 for ¥495 (~$3.30). [Thanks, Game Watch!]

In Splatoon 3, there will be times when people will collect Salmonid Power Eggs and Golden Eggs. They feature prominently in Salmon Run. Someone could consider the bath bomb "hatching" when placed in water. It features a chamomile scent as it dissolves. 

Inside the bath bomb will be one of seven different Splatoon 3 Smallfry figures. Each one is designed to resemble the mascot character that accompanies the player during the campaign, right down to the different possible hairstyles a person can set for them. Each one also comes with a green, purple, or yellow ink splatter that can be used as a stand when displaying them. 

Here's a closer look at all the upcoming figure options:

Soon moreadventures will be on the way for players. Splatoon 3 is getting its Side Order DLC on February 22, 2024.

Splatoon 3 is available for the Nintendo Switch, and the Power Egg Smallfry bath bombs will begin appearing in Japan on February 26, 2024. 

The post Bandai Making Splatoon 3 Bath Bombs With Smallfry Figures Inside appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, February 9, 2024 3:00 PM

Interview: Turning Jujutsu Kaisen Into a Fighting Game With Cursed Clash

Given the nature of the series Jujutsu Kaisen, a fighting game based on it only seemed to make sense. And so, now there's one available worldwide. Siliconera spoke with Jujutsu Kaisen: Cursed Clash Producer Misaki Kai to learn more about how characters were picked and gameplay was implemented for this latest take on the series.

Jenni Lada: When did work start on Jujutsu Kaisen: Cursed Clash?

Misaki Kai:We have talked with Shueisha, the IP owner, for a while regarding the project, but the development itself took around two and a half years.

How familiar were you with the series before you started working on the game?

Kai: Personally, I was already a fan since it was still serialized in JUMP GIGA. I remember how happy I was as a fan when it was later serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump.

There are 16 playable characters in Jujutsu Kaisen: Cursed Clash. How did you determine who would and wouldn't make it in for this first fighting game?

Kai: Of course, on top of the main characters like Yuji Itadori, Megumi Fushiguro, Nobara Kugisaki, and Satoru Gojo, we based our selection of the characters to whom have had major roles and battles in the series.

As for Yuta Okkotsu and Suguru Geto, on top of their popularity for their appearances in the movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0, we feel that their unique combat styles would make it even more interesting for players to play, hence our decision to include them into the roster.


How did Byking's past experience with anime fighting games like My Hero One's Justice and Ultra Rumble influence Jujutsu Kaisen: Cursed Clash?

Kai: For this game, we highly value how the characters are going to be represented in the game, and with Byking's track record in making captivating character-based action in their previous entries, we believe that they have brought the best out of the Jujutsu Kaisen characters in Cursed Clash.

What kinds of gameplay elements did you include to capture the use of curses from the original series?

Kai: Each character has its own detailed settings and characteristics; therefore, we prepared special gauges for each character that would fit their characters' traits. Taking that into account, indeed it took a little bit of time for us to find and adjust into the right game balance, but we hope that you'll be able to experience unique fights in every character available in the game. Make sure to try every single one of them!

Which Jujutsu Kaisen character or characters did you want to bring into Cursed Clash, but didn't make it into the fighting game? What would you like to do with them in a future game if a sequel does end up happening?

Kai: For me… it was Junpei Yoshino.

We mentioned our basis in our character selection in the previous question, but Junpei Yoshino was a very important character for Yuji Itadori, as he has influenced him in his way of life as a Jujutsu Sorcerer. For various reasons, we were not able to implement him in this game.

However, I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to make that battle happen someday.

Jujutsu Kaisen: Cursed Clash is available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. The anime is streaming on Crunchyroll. Viz Media handles the manga outside Japan.

The post Interview: Turning Jujutsu Kaisen Into a Fighting Game With Cursed Clash appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, February 9, 2024 2:00 PM

Ride Kamens reveal artwork

Bandai has published more details about Ride Kamens. The new Kamen Rider-themed mobile game will be available in early summer 2024. Ride Kamens will feature sixteen characters split into five groups.

The company also revealed the game's world setting on the Japanese official website. The player will take the role of an Agent who supports the Kamen Riders while managing the Kamen Cafe and Rider Station as bases of operations.

The characters who can transform into Kamen Riders will be grouped into five different class groups, with each group having its own primary activity area. So far, Bandai has revealed five out of the sixteen total characters. One of them is the character featured in the initial teaser, and he shall now be known as Saigo Mikami.

Here are the Ride Kamens characters known so far—along with their voice actors and affiliations—as listed in the image from left to right:

  • Taiten Takato - Voiced by Jun Fukuyama - Affiliated with Tower Emblem - Residing in Corporation District
  • Kyosuke Araki - Voiced by Kosuke Tanabe - Affiliated with Mad Guy - Residing in Industrial District
  • Saigo Mikami - Voiced by Rikuya Yasuda - Affiliated with Justice Ride - Residing in Education District
  • Q - Voiced by Kohei Amasaki - Affiliated with Slam Days - Residing in Entertainment District
  • Hayate - Voiced by KENN - Affiliated with Wisdom Thinks - Residing in Commercial District

Ride Kamens - first five characters
Image courtesy of Bandai

Bandai has also set up a new YouTube channel dedicated to Ride Kamens, where it uploaded the first official trailer for the title:


Ride Kamens will be available for Android and iOS mobile devices in Japan in Early Summer 2024.

The post Ride Kamens Reveal Trailer Shows Multiple Characters and Teams appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, February 9, 2024 1:30 PM

Pokemon 'Tadaima' Anime Short Shows People and Pokemon Heading Home for New Year's

Ahead of the Lunar New Year, The Pokemon Company International and Hanmu Chunhua (HMCH) shared a new Pokemon anime short called "Tadaima." The over two and a half minute short features lots of people and their Pokemon heading home to spend time with family and friends for the holiday. 

Every "story" in the Pokemon "Tadaima" short is told entirely without dialogue. For example, around the three second mark we see a young man boxing with a Lucario. At the 1:06 point, that same character reunite with his mother, who then embarrasses him with her concern over a boxing injury to his face. The first portion of the video covers people getting ready or heading out, followed by them all traveling back in different ways. After that, we see folks reunite, all before everyone starts celebrating the Lunar New Year with fireworks, festivals, and loved ones. 

Here's the full Pokemon "Tadaima" short:


People may recognize Hanmu Chunhua's art style from another anime aside from this new Pokemon cartoon. The studio is also behind the animated adaptation of All Saints Street. That is streaming on Crunchyroll.

This Pokemon short isn't the only recent anime style cartoon designed to celebrate the Lunar New Year. HoYoVerse also shared a Honkai: Star Rail one as well. That starred Guinaifen, Sushang, and a number of Xianzhou Luofu characters celebrating the occasion.

The latest Pokemon games are Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, which are available for the Nintendo Switch.

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Siliconera Friday, February 9, 2024 1:00 PM

Hololive EN Vtuber Kiara Takanashi Returns Next Week

Kiara Takanashi, a member of the Hololive English Myth Vtuber group, announced on social media that she expects to return to her activities on February 13, 2024. She went on hiatus in the middle of January 2024. 

Back on January 18, 2024, Kiara noted she'd been taking her first major break to "detox" for the sake of her mental health and well being. At the time, she said it would last for "about 3 weeks." In her latest update, she said she actually expected to perhaps return between February 10-11, 2024. However, she noted that a technical issue got in the way.

Here's the Kiara Takanashi tweet teasing her return. She also showed an image showing that she's also around "watching" ahead of her return.


While Kiara was on break, she did still have content appearing regularly on her channel. She'd prepared a number of YouTube shorts to share. For example, one involved her showing off the Tales of Symphonia Marion Crepes crepes. She showed how the Lloyd and Zelos crepes ended up looking. In another one, she showed the Hololive EN Myth Smol keychain gacha machine. She ended up getting three Calliope Moris and a Gawr Gura. 

People can once again catch Kiara starting on February 13, 2024, though she hasn't specified an exact time or topic for her return stream yet.

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Siliconera Friday, February 9, 2024 12:30 PM

persona 3 reload elizabeth's compendium pouch

Atlus is selling a pouch that looks like the Compendium book Elizabeth holds in Persona 3 Reload. You can get it from Amazon for around 3,190 JPY (~$21.35).

The pouch is fairly small, with its dimensions clocking in at 135 x 200 x 40 millimeters. You can use it for items like your stationery or make-up. The pouch looks like a book, with an Arcana card charm on the zipper. When you open it inside, there are two main compartments, as well as a sleeve on one side. It's got a dark blue interior, complete with a pattern of the Velvet Room V and the Arcana mask on the back of the Persona 3 Reload Tarot cards.

Here's a closer look at the book Elizabeth from Persona 3 Reload holds recreated as a bag:

As a note, Takarajima, the company that created the book, offers international shipping. You can order it directly from Takarajima's site, or from Takarajima's Amazon page. The Persona 5 Tactica Lavenza's Compendium pouch that Takarajima sold in the past is also still available for purchase. In fact, Amazon suggests buying the Persona 3 Reload and Persona 5 Tactica pouches together.

Persona 3 Reload is readily available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC. The Persona 3 Reload Elizabeth's Compendium pouch is readily available for purchase from Amazon and Takarajima.

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Siliconera Friday, February 9, 2024 12:00 PM

fate/samurai remnant dlc

A new trailer for the first DLC of Fate/Samurai Remnant appeared, with Ibuki-Douji taking the main stage. The DLC "Record's Fragment: Keian Command Championship" will come out on February 9, 2024.

You can watch the trailer here:


The trailer starts with setting the stage. Gilgamesh has organized a competition for all Masters and Servants to participate in. You'll be able to play as the other Master teams aside from Iori and Saber, with them interacting with each other and fighting each other in a tournament. Ibuki then shows up as an enemy.

For this DLC, there will be multiple endings depending on the Master/Servant duo you chose, and Gilgamesh will also appear as an ally. You will also be able to play as Ibuki in the DLC. Finally, if you clear certain conditions, you'll be able to use Gilgamesh and Ibuki in the main story as Rogue Servants.

Aoi Yuki will reprise her role as Ibuki in the Fate/Samurai Remnant DLC. Since her debut in 1996, she has become a prominent voice actress with many credits in anime and video games. Some of her more well-known roles include Futaba in Persona 5, Madoka in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and Iris in Pokemon: Best Wishes.

Fate/Samurai Remnant is readily available for the PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and Nintendo Switch. The "Record's Fragment: Keian Command Championship" paid DLC will appear on February 9, 2024.

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Siliconera Friday, February 9, 2024 11:30 AM

Baldur's Gate 3 Patch Will Add More Romance for Valentine's Day

Larian Studios announced the next Baldur's Gate 3 patch will offers some tweaks to the romance options. The developer specifically noticed that kissing will be better when the update arrives the week of February 11, 2024.

There will be three specific additions in the update. While one involves an additional update for people who are building relationships, the other two don't. If someone is going through the permadeath Honor mode, they will have new Legendary Actions they can get and use. Also, while the kissing will be updated at the camp, there will also be other new actions. These will be idle animations for people you recruited who are hanging around.

While there is no full trailer showing what to expect from the next Baldur's Gate 3 patch, Larian shared a brief clip showing how the new kissing option looks for romance options. That announcement also confirmed we'll see bugs squashed in the update as well.


One of the last updates for the game focused on a more critical issue. Back in January 2024, Larian fixed Error 544 for the PS5 version. That one made it possible for people to save properly again. 

Baldur's Gate 3 is available for the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC. 

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Nightingale will launch in Early Access

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Xbox fans need to calm down over the outrage being shown at the recent multi-platform rumor. Relax people, your games aren't going anywhere, you just now might be able to enjoy them on superior consoles, what a rough life you have!

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