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Kotaku Monday, February 26, 2024 5:15 PM

Here's something odd: Pentiment, a previously Xbox-exclusive narrative-focused game from Obsidian, currently runs better on PlayStation 5 than it does on Xbox Series X/S. It's apparently a bug that will be fixed, but the whole situation has set off a firestorm in the never-ending console war.


Kotaku Monday, February 26, 2024 5:00 PM

Third-person co-op shooter Helldivers 2 has a wide variety of enemy types to throw your way. Between the two enemy factions that are currently live in the game, the bug-like Terminids and the robotic Automatons, there are just under 20 distinct enemies. And Hunters, part of the Terminid faction, can be a rather tricky…


Kotaku Monday, February 26, 2024 4:45 PM

Every February 27, The Pokémon Company hosts a Pokémon Presents showcase to celebrate the series' anniversary. This year is no exception, and fans will get a glimpse at what's coming for the series in the next year. If you're looking to tune in, here's the where, when, and what to expect.


Kotaku Monday, February 26, 2024 4:30 PM

Once again it's time to open up the massive and ancient tome titled "Things You Can Play Doom On" and update it. Now, thanks to the magic of the future, you can play id's classic '90s FPS on a robo-lawnmower, just as John Carmack intended…probably.


Kotaku Monday, February 26, 2024 4:15 PM

It's been almost three months since Rockstar dropped the reveal trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI, giving fans a first (official) look at what to expect in the hotly anticipated open-world crime game, but since then news has been pretty nonexistent. One thing we have learned more about in the first months of 2024 is the…


Kotaku Monday, February 26, 2024 3:45 PM

The lowkey farming simulator Stardew Valley is getting some new stuff in a couple of weeks. Developer Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone announced on X/Twitter on February 26 that the PC version of the chill game will get the 1.6 update on March 19, with the patch coming to to consoles and mobile "as soon as possible."


Kotaku Monday, February 26, 2024 3:00 PM

In Helldivers 2, the third-person cooperative shooter that's surging in popularity across PC and PS5, you're only as good as the tools you can take with you into battle. While you'll be outfitted with a primary and secondary weapon, as well as grenades and stims for each deployment, you'll also get access to…


Kotaku Monday, February 26, 2024 1:45 PM

Over the last two weeks, Helldivers 2—an online co-op, sci-fi third-person shooter—has exploded in popularity and quickly become one of 2024's biggest and best games. Its mix of hard-but-satisfying combat, intense action, silly moments, and satirical tone has hooked me and many other players. However, some players…


Kotaku Monday, February 26, 2024 1:10 PM

The follow-up to the Nintendo Switch is imminent. How do we know? Well, because reporting on the Switch 2, as we've taken to calling it around these parts, has noticeably picked up in the last several months. Most recently, reports from Eurogamer and Japan's financial news outlet Nikkei have suggested that the hotly…


PCGamesN Monday, February 26, 2024 5:29 PM
     9/10 Metroidvania game is getting a sequel for PC

An enticing sequel to the Metroidvania fairy tale Ender Lilies Quietus of the Knights is coming. From publisher Binary Haze Interactive and developers Adglobe and Live Wire, Ender Magnolia Bloom in the Mist launches on PC through Steam Early Access on Monday, March 25, 2024.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best action-adventure games, Best platform games, Upcoming PC games

PCGamesN Monday, February 26, 2024 4:42 PM
     Stardew Valley 1.6 update is set to release on PC in March

The Stardew Valley 1.6 update release date is looming, and lucky PC players will get to play the farming sim's latest patch before anyone else. This information comes straight from developer ConcernedApe, who says 1.6 will be available on PC from March 19, 2024.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Stardew Valley multiplayer, Stardew Valley realism, The best Stardew Valley mods

PCGamesN Monday, February 26, 2024 3:00 PM
     Someone is playing Skyrim on Steam Deck with iPods, yes, really

It's always entertaining to look at the way Steam Deck owners find new ways to interact with their portable consoles. This one, however, might top all of the obscene Steam Deck mods we've seen, as one Reddit user has managed to get two iPods to replace the traditional controls. The surprising part? It kinda works.

While the Steam Deck is easily among the best handheld gaming PCs, the ferociously dedicated community is what keeps Valve on its toes, and I can guarantee they're just as astonished by this latest development as us.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Skyrim mods, Elder Scrolls 6 release date, Games like Skyrim

PCGamesN Monday, February 26, 2024 2:00 PM
     The best gaming CPU is on sale right now, with up to $100 off

If you're in the market to upgrade your gaming PC, your processor options don't come much better than the AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D. Its price has crashed in this gaming CPU deal, which is live on Amazon for a limited time, and the quicker you are, the more you save.

We consider the AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D to be the best gaming CPU at the moment, largely thanks to its huge stack of cache, which results in superb gaming performance, despite its usual $449 (£439) MSRP. Now it's your chance to get your hands on this spectacular AMD CPU with up to $100 off if you're quick.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Ryzen 7 7800X3D review, Best gaming CPU, Radeon RX 7800 XT review

PCGamesN Monday, February 26, 2024 1:39 PM
     New Baldur's Gate 3 mod makes Act 1 traversal so much better

We love Baldur's Gate 3, like pretty much everyone else, but the frustrating lack of a certain waypoint in Act 1 of the mammoth Dungeons and Dragons game left us a little bitter. Thankfully, a BG3 modder has offered a solution. You can now fast-travel into Emerald Grove if you wish.

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

PCGamesN Monday, February 26, 2024 1:20 PM
     Some classic Runescape quests won't make it into OSRS, and here's why

Some classic videogame quests are just iconic, and Runescape's Defender of Varrock is one of them, heralding the invasion of  Zemouregal's undead army and kicking off a whole new chapter. Having arrived in Old School Runescape on Wednesday, February 21, we caught up with senior narrative designer Ed Pilkington to chat about remastering a legendary moment in Runescape's history, how the team goes about choosing which quests to add to OSRS, and how much they're altered.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best MMORPGs on PC, Runescape system requirements, Old School RuneScape: Beginner's guide

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, February 26, 2024 2:50 PM

Honkai: Star Rail predecessor Honkai Impact 3rd will drop its massive Part 2 update later this week, shifting the hack-and-slash action RPG's story to the new planet of Mars, introducing a new main character and revamping its aerial combat.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, February 26, 2024 2:25 PM

Every weekend, indie devs show off current work on Twitter's #screenshotsaturday tag. And every Monday, I bring you a selection of these snaps and clips. This week, my eye has been caught by hugging pocket monsters, schoolyard violence, a "weirdass, janky imsim... thing" with teleporting cigarettes, and more. Check out all these attractive and interesting indie games!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, February 26, 2024 2:16 PM

Helldivers 2 developers Arrowhead have said they will be able to get back to working on future "improvements" for the superb bug-stomping, bot-blasting shooter after finally resolving the weeks-long server struggles caused by the game's immense popularity.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, February 26, 2024 1:31 PM

What the Car? is a zany racing game in which you are a car with legs that must race around various courses to get the best time possible. Except sometimes you're not just a car with legs, you're also a car with a jetpack. Or with wings. Or swimming. Or singing. It's from the folks behind the similarly absurd What the Golf?, and it's coming to Steam this year.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, February 26, 2024 1:03 PM

Nobuo Uematsu, the celebrated composer behind the iconic soundtracks for much of the Final Fantasy series, has said he probably won't score a full video game again. While Uematsu didn't rule out creating the main themes for future games, he said that his days of scoring an entire game are likely over - leaving his last complete soundtrack as the OST for mobile-exclusive RPG Fantasian.

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Siliconera Monday, February 26, 2024 6:00 PM

The Creepy Revoltech Toy Story Woody Figure Returns With New Parts

Kaiyodo announced that the Revoltech Toy Story figure of Woody will reappear with an updated version that includes new parts. The figure costs 9,900 yen (or about $65.70,) and pre-orders will open from March 11, 2024. [Thanks, Hobby Watch!]

The scheduled Japanese release date of the new Revoltech Woody figure is sometime around September 2024. The new pieces include Woody's hat, Mr. Mike's microphone, a Green Alien, Lenny the Binoculars, six different face plates, and various left- and right-hand pieces. You can check out the new Revoltech Woody Version 2.0 figure from the Toy Story movie series, alongside its new pieces, here:

The new updated version of the Woody figure was revealed on February 14, 2024, but no pre-order start date nor release date was announced. The figure received a 1.5 re-release back in September 2023.

In other Disney news, Square Enix recently announced a new Kingdom Hearts Ichiban Kuji lottery that includes figures of Sora and Roxas. The new lottery is set to release on May 2024

The new Revoltech Woody version 2.0 figure from the Toy Story movie series costs 9,900 yen (~$65.70.) It is set to release in Japan sometime in September 2024, and pre-orders for the figure open on March 11, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, February 26, 2024 5:30 PM

New NieR Automata 2B Figure and Bust Are Kuji Prizes

A new NieR: Automata Ver1.1a Ichiban kuji lottery was announced in Japan, and the top prizes include a 2B scale figure and bust. Each entry for the lottery costs 800 yen (or about $5.30,) and the prizes are expected to be released in late June 2024.

First, here is the full lineup of prizes for the new NieR: Automata Ver1.1a Ichiban kuji lottery:

  • Prize A: 2B Scale Figure
  • Prize B: 2B ArtScale Bust Figure
  • Prize C: Illustration Board 2B
  • Prize D: Illustration Board 9S
  • Prize E: Illustration Board A2
  • Prize F: Decorative Plate
  • Prize G: Chokonokko Acrylic Stand
  • Prize H: Canvas Style Board
  • Last Prize: 2B Scale Figure "Last One" Version
  • Double Chance Campaign: 2B ArtScale Bust Figure

The "Last One" version of the NieR: Automata Ver1.1a 2B scale figure is similar to the original figure, except 2B is not wearing her combat visor. Meanwhile, the combat visor in the 2B ArtScale bust figure can be taken on and off.

You can take a better look at prizes A, B, and the last prize version of the 2B Figure in the gallery below. The other prizes have not received pictures.

NieR: Automata is immediately available for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam. The first 12 episodes of the NieR: Automata Ver1.1a anime adaptation are now available to stream via Crunchyroll, and the second cour will appear in 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, February 26, 2024 5:00 PM

Hololive Vtuber Minato Aqua Joins SAO: Last Recollection

Bandai Namco announced that Hololive Vtuber Minato Aqua will join the roster of SAO: Last Recollection as a new playable character. Players will be able to add the popular performer to the game when a free update releases on March 7, 2024.

To unlock Minato Aqua as a playable character in SAO: Last Recollection, players will have to update the game to Version 1.15 first once the patch goes live. Once this is done, a sub-quest titled "Visitor" will become available in the game. Minato Aqua will join your party upon clearing the quest. To start the quest, players need to talk to the character inspired by the Vtuber at the Trading Street after "The New Mistletoe" main quest in Chapter 3.

As a reminder, Bandai Namco released the Ritual of Bonds Volume 1 paid DLC for Sword Art Online: Last Recollection, and it added new stories, a new map, and new outfits to the game on January 2024.

Sword Art Online: Last Recollection is immediately available worldwide on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC. The new Minato Aqua free DLC will be available on March 7, 2024 once the patch is released and players install it.

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Siliconera Monday, February 26, 2024 4:30 PM

star rail sparkle trailer

Ahead of her official release, HoYoVerse put out a trailer and shared additional information about Sparkle, who will debut in Honkai: Star Rail Version 2.0. She will appear in the gacha from February 29, 2024.

You can watch the Honkai: Star Rail Sparkle trailer here:


It is also available in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

The trailer shows the way Sparkle flits through different emotions, masks, and identities. We saw a glimpse of her transformation abilities during the Version 2.0 Trailblaze Mission in Penacony. Like Sampo, Sparkle is a member of the Masked Fools, who are followers of the Path of Elation.

Sparkle's passive Talent increases the max number of Skill Points, and she can increase all allies' DMG when someone consumes a Skill Point. Her Skill can Advance Forward an ally's action, as well as raises their Crit DMG. Finally, her Ultimate recovers SP for the team, as well as gives everyone the Cipher buff. This increases the DMG boost from her Talent. Sparkle's kit, so far, makes her a very good support character for units like Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae and Qingque, who are both SP-hungry attackers.

Honkai: Star Rail is readily available for the PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. Sparkle will appear in the Honkai: Star Rail gacha from February 29, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, February 26, 2024 4:00 PM

Best Color Chips in the Splatoon 3 Side Order DLC

As you go through the roguelike Splatoon 3 Side Order, you'll acquire Color Chips for your Palette that affect your abilities. Some may end up feeling stronger or more useful than others, though your mileage may vary. Here are some of the best Splatoon 3 Side Order DLC Color Chips you can pick up to improve your performance in any run.

Best Drone Color Chips in the Splatoon 3 Side Order DLC

There are three chips I recommend grabbing for Pearl if you can. All of them are handy, because they can make her a little more helpful. While her Killer Wail one she gets during the tutorial is fine, I think these other three can offer greater range.

  • Drone Inkstrike: She'll be able to use an Inkstrike. This is great, since there's greater range and odds of it getting enemies than something like Killer Wail.
  • Drone Items: Pearl will create support items and drop them down to you as she charges up.
  • Drone Sprinkler: This is probably the most controversial of my picks. You know the Sprinkler sub-weapon in Splatoon 3? This makes the Pearl Drone that for a while. Since she follows you, it can help!

Best Lucky Color Chips in Splatoon 3

So with the Lucky Color Chips, my recommendation is getting ones that increases the length and window of the chain. This is because the other chips are more specialized. If you like extra armor, extra Pearl Drone batteries, more Canned Special items, or Ink Bottle items, then one of those Color Chips might be the best one for you. But these other two are more universal.

  • Lucky Chain Window: With this one, it focuses on a larger duration, which increases your odds of getting items if you hit enemies one after another.
  • Max Lucky Chain: This Color Chip's focus is on the maximum length. Again, it's about bolstering the odds of drops.

Best Mobility Color Chips in Splatoon 3

There are a lot of Mobility abilities that can be great! My favorites are the ones that help build up charges. But also the general ones that increase movement speeds are fantastic. Since these are so specialized depending on your own build preferences, I'm just going to go ahead and list some of the general great ones you should consider.

  • Extra Dodge Roll: You can roll one more time when Dualies are equipped.
  • Mobile Drone Gauge: The Pearl Drone's gauge fills up when you move around.
  • Mobile Ink Recovery: You will get ink just by running around.
  • Mobile Special Charge: Your Special Gauge will increase when you walk around a stage.
  • Moving Ink Speed: If you use a Brush or Roller, you'll move faster when you have it on the ground and are running ink the ground.
  • Run Speed Up: You'll sprint faster when you're in the humanoid Octoling form.
  • Swim Speed Up: You'll swim faster when in the octopus form.

Best Power Color Chips in Splatoon 3

Power Color Chips tend to be universally helpful in Splatoon 3. Like you can't turn down dealing more damage to enemies, because it really helps with survivability. There are a few specialized ones that might not be as useful in every run, like the Sound Wave Damage Color Chip. But in general, a lot work with any run you have going.

  • Ink Damage: Increases Pearl Drone and weapon damage.
  • Main Damage (Close): If you're close to your enemy, then you'll deal more damage than usual.
  • Main Damage (Distant): This is really only best with weapons that have a long range, like the Bow or Charger Palette, but it could pair with the Main Range Color Chip.
  • Main Firing Speed: Your rate of fire goes up.
  • Poison Ink: Given how easy it is for a fleet of Swarming Languendo to mob you, I love and fully endorse this one. (It's great for the other Jelleton enemies too!)

Best Range Color Chips in Splatoon 3

A lot of the range updates are super useful, but come down to your personal preference. Do you have trouble aiming? Ink Attack Size is good to help with that. Want more range, but hate Chargers and love Dualies? Main Range is a good way to deal with that. If you've also been going with Color Chips like Poison Ink or Sticky Ink that either damage or slow enemies walking on your ink, then Main Ink Coverage, Rush Ink Coverage, and Hindrance Damage make sense.

But in general, I suggest these Range Color Chips. They aren't really dependent on builds.

  • Main Piercing: Adds a Pierce effect to your main weapon's attack, so it will go through enemies to hit ones behind them.
  • Special Charge Up: When your ink hits surfaces, your Special Gauge will fill.
  • Turf Drone Gauge: Pearl Drone's gauge will fill when you get your ink on the ground or other surfaces.
  • Turf Lucky Chain: This one is my favorite, as it means your Lucky Chain will increase just by getting ink on the ground and isn't solely determined by enemies.

Splatoon 3 and the Side Order DLC are available now on the Nintendo Switch.

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Siliconera Monday, February 26, 2024 3:30 PM

NieR Automata Anime Second Cour Key Art Includes 2B Spoiler

Back in July 2023, the second cour of the NieR Automata anime ended up being announced, and now a new key art image of 2B is teasing a major spoiler. It hints at the Ver1.1a depiction of an event that heavily influenced characters and the story in the game.

Editor's Note: There will be a 2B spoiler for the events of both the NieR Automata anime adaptation and the game below.

When both NieR Automata and Ver1.1a begin, 2B is basically the main character. She's accompanied by 9S We begin by seeing the two as they deal with the machine lifeforms. However, the game also involves both 9S and A2 being equal leads after a point. The latest key art suggests this second cour of the anime will involve the major event involving 2B that helps provide motivations for 9S' decisions.


There are currently 12 episodes of Ver1.1a available to watch online. In addition to the original Japanese voice acting, Crunchyroll offers English, Brazilian Portuguese, and Latin American Spanish as dub options.

This comes right as NieR Automata is celebrating its seventh anniversary. The game debuted on the PS4 and PC in 2017. Square Enix revealed it passed eight million in sales after hitting that milestone.

NieR Automata is available on the PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and Windows PC. The first cour of the Ver1.1a anime adaptation is available to stream via Crunchyroll, and the second cour of NieR Automata will appear in 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, February 26, 2024 3:00 PM

Review: Bandle Tale Gets Crafty in a Leisurely Way

I'm in a weird place with Bandle Tale, because while I really enjoyed taking some leisurely time crafting with cute Yordles in a cute, often rewarding game, it also comes knowing we don't see this happen again. At least, not from Riot due to it killing off the creative Riot Forge branch. However, at least there's the hope that developer Lazy Bear Games, which also made Graveyard Keeper, will keep working on these sorts of simulations.

One reason this is all so sad is that Bandle Tale is incredibly accessible. You don't need to know anything about League of Legends or its lore. There are Yordles. They're fluffy folks. Some are knitters that craft and can use yarn to make things like homes, bridges, prosthetic limbs, and portals. There. You're all caught up. 

Players' Yordle is an entirely original character. Prior to the events of the game, they were a homebody. After their mentor Gramps knits them a new leg, they are suddenly given an opportunity to travel outside of their comfort zone. Upon doing so, they head to a party being thrown by the Yordle equivalent of an influencer named Ozzy with their friend Clover. However, Ozzy used faulty yarn during it, which shut down the whole Portal network and left Yordles lost and disconnected. The players' avatar is able to return to their home island and sets out to start growing as a knitter, restore the portals, connect the Yordles, and find Clover again. 

It is an adventure that can feel like an RPG, given you're gaining emotions from creating that can be applied to new skills and completing quests unlocks access to new parts of the trees. However, there's no combat. It can feel like a simulation, as you'll do things like run a food stall or throw parties and profit off of that. It can feel like it's all about exploration, as you're constantly gathering resources. I'd say the closest comparison I can think of offhand, if it helps, is to say Bandle Tale feels a little like Gust's Atelier series, only with no combat. There's the same gameplay loop of making things to fulfill quests for the community or yourself so you can acquire new types of things and make more types of items. 


This sort of experience might not be for everyone, for certain. Bandle Tale is very leisurely. A lot of your time is spent gathering, creating, and fulfilling certain needs. It can feel like a bit of a grind, though there are fairly frequent "rewards" in the forms of new recipes or goalposts to hit. What might hurt early on is the way it goes about things. Some of the tutorials don't explain things well or at all, meaning you're sort of left to your own devices when it comes to learning how to, say, start farming or gathering certain types of resources. It also can be easy to forget how to get to a certain type of item, since there are situations where you might need to go through multiple tiers of refining and crafting to get a component you need. 

If it is for you, like it very much was for me, it can all very quickly click together. This is also helped by the fact Bandle Tale is so personable. The writing is clever and fun. Characters' personalities come through even in short encounters or brief snippets. The pixel art is also extraordinary. It's pretty and intricate. It is the epitome of cozy. 

In truth, it makes me wonder if the fate of Riot Forge would have been different if we had seen more titles like Bandle Tale that were so approachable and required so little investment in League of Legends and its characters. It's an ideal sort of introduction to an element of that world, as well as a fairly strong cozy game for people willing to be patient with it and take their time.

Bandle Tale is available for the Nintendo Switch and PC.

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Siliconera Monday, February 26, 2024 2:35 PM

1.6 Stardew Valley Update Release Date Set for March

Eric "Concerned Ape" Barone revealed the release date for Stardew Valley update 1.6 on its eighth anniversary. The social media post noted it will debut on March 19, 2024. 

This Stardew Valley update 1.6 release date only applies to the PC version of the game. However, the developer did say the PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and mobile patches will arrive "as soon as possible." 

It is important to note that this could take quite a bit of time. The 1.5.0 update showed up for PCs back in December 2020. However, the mobile versions' didn't get that patch until 2023.

We do have an idea of what to expect from this update though. Concerned Ape teased that it will be "larger in scope than originally planned" back in January 2024. The developer also noted that there will be a new festival appearing after the update.

For people who don't own the game, it is temporarily on sale on certain platforms. People can get it for $7.49 on Steam and the Nintendo eShop until the end of February 26, 2024.

Stardew Valley is available for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PCs, mobile devices, and the PlayStation Vita. The 1.6 update will launch for PCs on March 19, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, February 26, 2024 2:30 PM

Ender Magnolia Early Access

Publisher Binary Haze and developers Adglobe and Live Wire announced the Ender Magnolia: Bloom in the Mist Steam Early Access release date. It will debut on March 26, 2024, with a full console launch coming later in the year. The game is a sequel to 2021's Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights, which ended up passing the 1.4 million copies sold milestone.

Taking place approximately 10 years after the previous game, Ender Magnolia promises 30 spirit abilities to obtain, including gatling guns and ghostly fists. The soundtrack will once again be produced by Japanese group Mili, whose previous work includes songs for the games Limbus Company and Library of Ruina and the anime themes for The Executioner and her Way of Life, Goblin Slayer, and Vermail in Gold. After the launch on Steam Early Access, the game is set to appear on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch. The full launch is only dated for sometime in 2024.

You can watch the previously shown reveal trailer for Ender Magnolia below:


Ender Lilies launched back in June 2021 to positive acclaim and received Boss Rush and New Game+ modes in a later update. Its sequel, Ender Magnolia, was first announced at last week's Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase.

The Ender Magnolia: Bloom in the Mist Steam Early Access release date is March 26, 2024, with a full launch on the PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S coming sometime later in the year.

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Siliconera Monday, February 26, 2024 2:00 PM

Atlus Shared Its 3D Persona 3 Reload Aigis Billboard Ad

Atlus took to social media to share an example of the Persona 3 Reload Aigis 3D billboard ad used to promote the game. It also noted people in New York, New York and Los Angeles, California were able to see it in person.

This Persona 3 Reload Aigis 3D ad was shown on select billboards in the two cities. It is actually based on gameplay from the title. The footage shown on the building is adapted from her Orgia Mode Theurgy attack she can use in the game. It shows her powering up and entering Automation Mode, which is when she'll immediately do an AOE Pierce attack, then act independently and more strongly than usual in a "berserk" sort of mode for a few turns. (After this happens in-game, she'll enter a cooldown state.)

Here's how the ad looked. After the segment with Aigis, it shared information about the game.


It isn't uncommon for companies to turn to these types of 3D billboard ads to promote their games in cities. For example, FFVII Remake was advertised with a Red XIII one in Tokyo. That one even won an award. One showed up to promote FFXVI. Also, in related news, the Las Vegas Sphere featured a Honkai: Star Rail 2.0 ad ahead of the Penacony launch. 

Persona 3 Reload is available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC

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Siliconera Monday, February 26, 2024 1:30 PM

Sanrio and Chiikawa crossover apparel for kids girls by Uniqlo

Uniqlo Japan revealed a new girls' apparel and shirts collection that will combine Sanrio characters with those from Nagano's manga series Chiikawa: Nanka Chiisakute Kawaii Yatsu. It will start selling these products in early May 2024.

The collection will consist of six half-sleeved UT graphic T-shirts and four Relaco shorts. Each item will combine the likes of Hello Kitty and Cinnamoroll with Chiikawa and Hachiware. The sizes will be available from Kids 100 (shirt width of 15 inches) to Kids 160 (shirt width of 20 inches). All of them will have the same price tag of 990 yen (~$6.57) in Japan.

Here are the sample images for the crossover T-shirts:

Uniqlo had previously revealed multiple batches of apparel featuring Sanrio characters. In 2023 alone, the brand featured the franchise three times in March, August, and December. But while crossover merchandise between Sanrio and other anime or game franchises has appeared on other outlets, this will be the first time Uniqlo releases crossover apparel between the former and Chiikawa. The latter manga series has found popularity among Japanese social media users, and its second Spot the Difference puzzle book came out in October 2023.

The Chiikawa x Sanrio Characters Sweets Collection shirts will be available in Uniqlo stores from early May 2024.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, February 26, 2024 5:29 PM
     How To Create And Import A Loot Filter In Last Epoch Featured Image(1)Side activities are important in Last Epoch. They help you get experience points to buy skills and passives quicker. However, some side missions are only available during the later parts of the game. Prophecies are one of them, and ask you to do various things like killing certain monsters. Today, we're talking about one specific Prophecy that requires you to find and kill Siege Golems in Last Epoch. Locating them is hard, but this guide can help. Last Epoch: Where to find Siege Golems Finding Siege Golems can be a task if you're not looking in the right place which seems to be almost all the map. First, to get the prophecy make sure you're in the right faction, Circle of Fortune. Second, prophecies seem to unlock around Chapter Nine, so you'll have to play for a while to get them. Assuming you have both requirements filled up, locating Seige Golems in Last Epoch can be done in a few ways.  Related: Last Epoch: Monolith of Fate, explained The best and what looks l...

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     All Blessings List In Last EpochBlessings in Last Epoch are permanent buffs your characters can receive, and since there are quite a few, we'll list them all out. You'll receive Blessings from completing timelines in the Monolith of Fate, and you'll have a choice of three to decide on. Last Epoch: List of all Blessings Blessings will either help improve item drop rates or increase stats, all depending on which timeline you're conquering. To make searching for the right Blessings easier for you, here's a list of them all in Last Epoch, categorized by each timeline. Reminder: There are normal and Empowered timelines. Empowered timelines are always at level 100, and will increase the stats of your Blessings. We'll only be covering normal timeline Blessings here. Fall of the Outcasts Blessings (Level 58) BlessingEffectCurse of Flesh30-50% increased Huge Idol drop rateFavor of Souls30-50% increased Ornate Idol drop rateMark of Agony30-50% increased Adorned Idol drop ra...

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     What Is Attunement In Last Epoch ExplainedAnyone hopping into Last Epoch for the first time will probably be confused about what Attunement means, so we'll explain everything below. There are plenty of strange and new terms in this action RPG, but once you learn it, you'll easily understand what this means for your character and build. Last Epoch: Attunement, explained What Attunement is in Last Epoch is essentially one of your main character attributes that help augment your amount of Mana. Each Attunement point you have grants you two Mana, which many classes need to cast spells and other skills. Screenshot: Eleventh Hour Games Your Attunement number will modify the amount of Mana you have, as Mana is one of your main character stats. Classes like the Mage will require high Attunement levels to have high Mana. There are different ways you can upgrade your Attunement, such as investing points into your Attunement attribute as you level up. There's also the Natural Attunement Passive for Pr...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, February 26, 2024 4:11 PM
     Baldur's Gate 3 Artistry Of War SpellArtistry of War is a level five Evocation spell in Baldur's Gate 3 that is essentially Magic Missile but a lot better. Artistry of War isn't a spell you can get through leveling up, you'll need to swipe it from a Scroll. Artistry of War is an amazing spell that deals 2d6 + 6 Force damage six times that, like Magic Missile, can't be blocked. With Artistry of War, you can deal 48 to 108 damage across six projectiles that can be spread across six targets, applied solely to one target, or anything in between. How to permanently unlock Artistry of War in Baldur's Gate 3 The only way to permanently unlock the Artistry of War spell in Baldur's Gate 3 is to learn it from a Scroll as a Wizard. Wizards are the only class that can permanently learn spells from Scrolls in BG3 if you are a high enough level and pay 50 gold. Related: How to respec in Baldur's Gate 3 Screenshot: PC Invasion There is only one Artistry of War Scroll in BaldurR...

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     Jujutsu Kaisen Infinite Craft Featured ImageLet's become Jujutsu Sorcerers and make use of our inner Cursed Energy. Here is how to make Jujutsu Kaisen in Infinite Craft. Infinite Craft: How to make Jujutsu Kaisen Crafting your favorite character, movie, or country in Infinite Craft is a fun journey, but get ready for an adventure that may take quite a bit of time. Jujutsu Kaisen, for anyone who isn't familiar with it, is a very popular manga and anime that is home to characters such as Yuji Itadori and Satoru Gojo. And while we might not take down Ryumen Sukuna, we will have to do our best to craft Jujutsu Kaisen in Infinite Craft, which is no easy fit. Let's take a look. Image: PC Invasion Jujutsu Kaisen Infinite Craft Recipes Element 1Element 2ResultKatakanaSatoru GojoJujutsu KaisenBlueSatoru GojoJujutsu KaisenHollowSatoru GojoJujutsu KaisenInfiniteYuji ItadoriJujutsu KaisenPurpleSatoru GojoJujutsu Kaisen As you might expect, the recipes above involve either Yuji or Satoru, which will arguab...

Gamer Empire Monday, February 26, 2024 2:33 PM
     You need Bait to catch rare fish in Raft, which you can sell for Trade Coins, the trading currency for many valuable items at the Trading Post. Of course, you can still beat the game without using Bait and other items from trading, but it makes survival more challenging. Recommended Read: How to Get Trash […]

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, February 26, 2024 5:25 PM
     he Cardboard Edison Award has officially announced its 2024 finalists, spotlighting a diverse array of unpublished board game designs. With 339 entries received this year, marking a significant increase from the previous year, the competition underscores the growing interest and innovation in the board game community globally. This year's finalists, selected from submissions hailing from …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, February 26, 2024 5:16 PM
     Firelock Games has updated its product line to include a full range of miniatures now available in resin. This update encompasses Europeans and Accessories, enhancing the collection's durability and detail. Notably, the European Pikemen will receive a re-sculpt later this year, but until then, enthusiasts can explore the rest of the range in both resin …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, February 26, 2024 5:11 PM
     "The Planestrider's Journal" is announced to launch on Kickstarter in March 2024, aiming to enhance the gaming experience for players of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition (D&D 5E) and Level Up: Advanced 5th Edition (A5E). This upcoming publication is designed to offer a comprehensive cosmology that integrates seamlessly with both D&D 5E and A5E, enabling …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Monday, February 26, 2024 1:22 PM
     Modiphius Entertainment Ltd. has announced plans to publish a second edition of the award-winning Star Trek™ roleplaying game, Star Trek Adventures. This new edition is set to roll out with a fresh core rulebook, followed by a series of game expansions, later this year. The publisher maintains a strong licensing relationship with Paramount Consumer Products. …

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     Ur a triangle.. A triangle whos lifes destiny is to escape from a purple ball or possibly even two. the balls grow bigger by the second and you have to evade th...