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GamersHeroes Thursday, March 7, 2024 4:19 PM

Ahead of its release later this month for the Nintendo Switch, learn more about Princess Peach: Showtime! with the overview trailer for the game.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, March 7, 2024 3:56 PM

The latest video for Koei Tecmo and Team NINJA's Rise of the Ronin provides a behind-the-scenes look at this title's dynamic story.

The post Rise of the Ronin Behind the Scenes: Episode 3 Released appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Thursday, March 7, 2024 2:31 PM

The team at Ubisoft has announced that For Honor Year 8, Forged in War, will kick off March 14 with the first of four new seasons.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, March 7, 2024 1:08 PM

Ahead of its full release next week, Aspyr has released the launch trailer for their STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, March 7, 2024 12:49 PM

The team at Fatshark is celebrating Warhammer: Vermintide 2's sixth anniversary by opening their new alpha test of Versus for the PC via Steam.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, March 7, 2024 12:22 PM

The team at Singer Studios announced that their puzzle adventure VR game The Pirate Queen is now available.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, March 7, 2024 12:14 PM

Starting today, both Valiant Hearts: Coming Home and Valiant Hearts: The Collection are now available.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, March 7, 2024 11:28 AM

The latest story update for Rockstar Games' GTA Online, players can take on The Cluckin' Bell Farm Raid starting today.

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Kotaku Thursday, March 7, 2024 5:15 PM

You ever look at video game food and immediately start salivating because it looks so delicious? Yeah, me neither. Or at least I hadn't, until I saw some steaks getting chef'd up on an open flame in Dragon's Dogma 2, the meat glistening and marbling in such a lifelike way that I was sure it was expertly crafted CGI.…


Kotaku Thursday, March 7, 2024 4:30 PM

The most fascinating thing about Helldivers 2's ongoing story is how effectively its momentum and beats are used to not just make the player base feel immersed in an ongoing, evolving conflict, but to mobilize them in specific directions. We know that Joel, a developer at Arrowhead Game Studios, is controlling the…


Kotaku Thursday, March 7, 2024 3:45 PM

Like many other epic RPGs these days, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth isn't over when the credits roll. Though the game doesn't have a traditional New Game Plus mode as seen in other games, it does offer you the option to go back and replay any part of the story. If you're looking to revert back to the perfect time to finish…


Kotaku Thursday, March 7, 2024 3:30 PM

Good news, soldiers of democracy: Helldivers 2 is getting new guns and gear to help you fight the robot menace. You'll have to earn these new toys (and pay for a new premium battle pass), but these upcoming electric- and laser-based weapons should help turn the tide of war, and possibly help the community avoid…


Kotaku Thursday, March 7, 2024 3:15 PM

We already knew Overwatch 2 was getting a collaboration event with the much-loved anime Cowboy Bebop. What we didn't know is that the trailer would go this hard, instead of just giving us a bog-standard look at the new anime-inspired skins.


Kotaku Thursday, March 7, 2024 3:05 PM

Uh-oh. The latest patch for Marvel's Spider-Man 2—Insomniac's PS5-exclusive open-world superhero blockbuster—added more than just a new game+ option. According to a tweet from the developer and also noticed by fans online, you can now easily access a debug menu and beat the entire game in a few quick button presses.


Kotaku Thursday, March 7, 2024 2:45 PM

It's the end of the world as we know it in the latest trailer for Amazon's hotly anticipated TV adaptation of the Falloutvideo game series. Developed by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan (the duo responsible for HBO's Westworld), the show will follow vault dweller Lucy (Ella Purnell) as she makes her way out of her…


Kotaku Thursday, March 7, 2024 2:00 PM

Today in "What the fuck is going on" news, Netflix has announced that the provocative YouTuber and cocky boxer Jake Paul is stepping into the ring with the pugilism GOAT himself, Mike Tyson. Yep, you read that right and nope, I can't believe it either, but here we are. The match will air live on the streaming giant on…


Kotaku Thursday, March 7, 2024 1:30 PM

Like almost any epic fantasy RPG, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has a number of elaborate and dangerous weapons for your party to equip and use against their enemies. Rebirth has seven weapons for each character, each of which contain their own abilities and can be upgraded to improve combat effectiveness.


Kotaku Thursday, March 7, 2024 1:00 PM

It's been almost five months since Marvel's Spider-Man 2 released on PlayStation 5, meaning plenty of players have beaten the game at least once. Which makes it the perfect time for one of the game's most requested features to finally be released. Yes, in the newest update from developer Insomniac, Spider-Man 2 is…


Kotaku Thursday, March 7, 2024 12:45 PM

Almost everything I do in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth involves interacting with or talking to Chadley. I'm not even done with Square Enix's massive RPG sequel yet, and I've had enough. I'm done. Stop this Chadley-stravaganza, I want to get off.


Kotaku Thursday, March 7, 2024 12:30 PM

On February 27, Game Freak announced its next Pokémon RPG will return to the Kalos region with a new game in the Legends subseries. Pokémon Legends: Z-A is still many months away, as The Pokémon Company is skipping a year and releasing the Switch game in 2025. But the announcement was also pretty open-ended, so we…


Kotaku Thursday, March 7, 2024 12:15 PM

One of the most stunning PlayStation games in recent years, Ghost of Tsushima, will no longer be exclusively relegated to Sony's hardware. In just two short months, Sucker Punch Productions' samurai epic will launch on the Epic Games Store and Steam with everything PlayStation fans have enjoyed, as well as better…


Kotaku Thursday, March 7, 2024 11:30 AM

Deadpool & Wolverine, the third entry in Ryan Reynolds' series of comedic comic-book films, will be missing a beloved character from Fox's X-Men movies when it releases this summer. The character in question is Juggernaut, best remembered (cinematically, at least) for his appearance in X-Men: The Last Stand in which…


PCGamesN Thursday, March 7, 2024 5:52 PM
     Dragon's Dogma 2 took Devil May Cry 5's

Just as we're finishing up our ludicrously long Baldur's Gate 3 campaigns, Dragon's Dogma 2 looms around the corner for PC and consoles, threatening to take up all our free time. Luckily for us, it seems like it'll be worth the hours it eats up. What's more, Dragon's Dogma 2 stole a "secret sauce" from one of our favorite hack-and-slash games, according to the director.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Dragon's Dogma 2 release date, Dragon's Dogma 2 vocations, Dragon's Dogma 2 system requirements

PCGamesN Thursday, March 7, 2024 4:20 PM
     After 25 years, one forgotten PC classic is getting a complete remake

Between LucasArts, Sierra Entertainment, and Revolution Software, PCs in the '90s were home to some of the best and most imaginative adventure games ever made. Monkey Island, Myst, Broken Sword, King's Quest - while the narrative-driven, point-and-click might have fallen from favor in the last two decades, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone in gaming who hasn't heard these names before. 25 years since it first arrived, one of the forgotten classics of the genre - and the entire PC platform - is about to make a return. With a full and spectacular-looking remake on the way, if you want to experience a piece of gaming history, with complete modern polish, this is one of 2024's most surprising upcoming launches.

PCGamesN Thursday, March 7, 2024 3:08 PM
     A classic RTS game just landed on Steam

The original Command and Conquer, the classic RTS game from EA, has landed on Steam as of March 7, 2024. Brace yourselves for a blast from the past and get ready to dive into nostalgic real-time strategy on PC.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best RTS games, Best strategy games, Best 4X games

PCGamesN Thursday, March 7, 2024 2:21 PM
     Popular new indie horror game on Steam is PT meets Resident Evil

P.T., the playable teaser of an unreleased Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro collaboration lurks in our minds for a few reasons. First of all, it was creepy as hell. Secondly, many games preceding it tried to capture its eerie essence. The game-that-never-was popped up in the recesses of our brains again when we saw Reveil, a new indie horror trending on Steam.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best single-player games, All Reveil collectibles, Best horror games

PCGamesN Thursday, March 7, 2024 1:57 PM
     Steam sidescroller perfectly blends Metroidvania and soulslike games

If you need a 2D sidescroller with beautiful anime visuals, soulslike combat inspiration, and Metroidvania flourishings that will keep you exploring for hours on end, look no further than the incredibly unique Afterimage.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best platform games, Best soulslike games, Best Metroidvania games

PCGamesN Thursday, March 7, 2024 12:43 PM
     PSA: You can hook your Steam Deck up to a CRT TV for a retro look

We love seeing all the imaginative ways people get their Steam Deck running on various displays. One way that really caught our interest is a Redditor hooking Valve's portable up to an old CRT TV. Not only does it work, but the result is oddly nostalgic.

The Steam Deck is easily one of the best handheld gaming PCs and there's no end to the ways that creative users are altering their play experience. Once upon a time, gaming on a CRT display was the norm, but any of the best gaming monitors are now lightyears ahead, so why would someone do this?

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best graphics card, Best gaming PC, Best SSD for gaming

PCGamesN Thursday, March 7, 2024 12:31 PM
     One of the best strategy games on Steam is 50% off for one week only

The very positively rated strategy simulator Crusader Kings 3 is half-price on Steam right now in a big sale worth noting if you're in the market for a new timesink. Act fast, though, as this deal only lasts one week.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Crusader Kings 3 DLC guide, Best Crusader Kings 3 mods, Crusader Kings 3 review

PCGamesN Thursday, March 7, 2024 12:26 PM
     New Asus back to the future PC case will make your cables invisible

Asus has just unveiled the Asus TUF Gaming GT302 PC case that brings with it a chunky, utilitarian styling and support for its back to the future (BTF) motherboard and case standard. This system sees all your motherboard's cables directed straight to the back of the case, for a super clean look in the front of the case.

While it's too early to say if Asus' latest case will do enough to earn a place on our best PC case guide, it is among the most compact cases so far to support BTF and has a few other tricks up its sleeves.

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

PCGamesN Thursday, March 7, 2024 12:10 PM
     Fractal's classy North case is now bigger and better

Fractal Design's North cases have already shown that a gaming PC can look subtle and classy, while still offering great performance, and the veteran case maker has now taken the design one step further. Fractal has just scaled up the North to make a massive new XL version, which has room for a huge graphics card and two big radiators for liquid cooling. Like the existing North design, the Fractal Design North XL features a stylish wooden front panel, with options for brass details.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best graphics card, Best gaming PC, Best SSD for gaming

PCGamesN Thursday, March 7, 2024 11:35 AM
     Dark fantasy RPG gets Hades style roguelike spin-off, out now on Steam

We might not get our hands on the gothic horror of Penny Blood's alternate-history 1920s RPG until 2025, but you can play its Hades style roguelike spin-off right now. Out today, Thursday March 7, via Steam Early Access, Penny Blood Hellbound brings us an early and vibrant taste of the supernatural Studio Wildrose RPG, a spiritual successor to the beloved classic PS2 Shadow Hearts series, which saw its Kickstarter funding goal exceeded less than one day after it first launched.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best roguelike games, Best action-adventure games, Best story games

PCGamesN Thursday, March 7, 2024 11:21 AM
     All Dragon's Dogma 2 characters

Who are all the characters in Dragon's Dogma 2? It's been 12 long years since the first Dragon's Dogma game, but now the sequel is so close to launching that we can finally start to get excited about it. Given the amount of previews and coverage on the game, there's almost no chance we're going to see a last minute delay.

You don't need to have played the first game to understand the intentions or motivations behind each character in Dragon's Dogma 2, so newcomers and fans alike will go into the RPG game without knowing much. There are certain mechanics that will make sense to returning players, like the Dragon's Dogma 2 Pawns system, but newbies will pick up bits like this in no time. With the Dragon's Dogma 2 release date right around the corner, here's what you need to know about the DD2 characters.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Dragon's Dogma 2 release date, Dragon's Dogma 2 vocations, Dragon's Dogma 2 system requirements

PCGamesN Thursday, March 7, 2024 12:17 PM
     This gaming PC build is cooled by an external icebox

There's no radiator, pump or reservoir inside this water-cooled PC. Instead, refrigeration engineer Matt Marshall had another idea – chilling the coolant inside an external icebox instead. The result is this icebox-cooled gaming PC build, which has a really clean and uncluttered interior, not to mention super-cool temperatures.

Thanks to our rapidly growing PC building Facebook page, we've seen many custom gaming PCs, from mods based on existing case designs to scratch PC builds. You can even submit yours for consideration right here. Here we talk to Matt about how he made this fridge-cooled PC build.

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PCGamesN Thursday, March 7, 2024 11:21 AM
     New Steam strategy game is like Command and Conquer with dinosaurs

Command and Conquer is an RTS and strategy game with basically everything you could ever want. Tiberian Dawn created those crisp, drag-and-drop mechanics. Red Alert had the stylish FMVs and built-out story. But like Frostpunk, Age of Empires, and upcoming releases like Manor Lords, classic C&C lacks one thing: dinosaurs. How about an RTS with all the visual charm and nostalgic gameplay of Westwood's '90s classic, but instead of the NOD or the GDI, you're defending your base from wave after wave of dinosaur attacks? On its way to Steam, a visionary new strategy game promises precisely that.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, March 7, 2024 5:04 PM

The upside of things being bad is that you don't have to pay attention to them. Think of the time you've saved, in life, by movies, TV shows and video games being rubbish, and therefore culturally irrelevant and safely ignored.

In some ways, then, it's a problem that the Fallout TV show looks good in its latest trailer. You might have to watch it when it releases on Amazon Prime on April 11th.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, March 7, 2024 4:51 PM

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I know, I know! Some might argue that Human Revolution is the best Deus Ex game, but they're wrong, it's clearly Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The last, new Deus Ex game to be made will be free to keep from the Epic Games Store for a week starting March 14th.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, March 7, 2024 12:29 PM

One of the sillier aspects of the original Dragon's Dogma was accidentally falling head over heels for some rando innkeeper, and having them appear beside you as your sweetheart during the ending scenes, much to the surprise of many players who didn't realise they were hitting on every NPC they did a favour for.

The game's Affinity system saw NPCs organically forming an attachment to players when you interacted with them, gave them things or carried out tasks for them. Towards the conclusion, one NPC is selected as "Beloved" and promptly abducted by a dragon for you to quest forth and rescue. There are a few characters who are positioned more obviously as romanceables, but the brilliance of the system is that you can raise your Affinity with pretty much anybody. If you want to finish the game staring passionately into the eyes of the court jester or that hearty bloke who runs the armour shop, it's within your power.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, March 7, 2024 12:07 PM

In further confirmation that one can never truly own digital media, Warner Bros. Discovery has decided to "retire" 2016's noodling around puzzle game Small Radios Big Televisions - meaning it'll disappear off storefronts in the next 60 days. Developer Owen Deery revealed this news on Xitter a couple of days ago, simultaneously announcing that the game is now free to download. Deery also noted you can buy the synthy soundtrack to show support.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, March 7, 2024 11:17 AM

Arrowhead's CEO Johan Pilestedt has apologised for some spicy developer responses to players complaining about Helldivers 2's first major balancing patch, which made certain Helldivers 2 guns and equipment pieces significantly less powerful alongside other adjustments to the new shooter's armor system, maps and missions.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, March 7, 2024 11:11 AM

This week Steam unveiled a couple of changes. Your shopping basket from the Steam store is now shared between devices, so if you put something in there on browser you can finish it up on your Steam Deck. But, more importantly, you can now hide single, selected games from your library, so your friends can't see when you're playing them - or even that you own them. Obviously the first thing that comes to mind is that this could usher in a new dawn of secret perverts able to hide their embarrassing 3D sex games, but are there other use cases for it? We discuss on this week's podcast. Plus: we've been playing current games! Cheese! And some more booze recommendations from James!

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Siliconera Thursday, March 7, 2024 4:30 PM

Suika Game Merchandise Includes a Watermelon Cushion

Suika Game is inspiring its first official merchandise, which includes a watermelon cushion, a watermelon plush pouch, and a floating pouch. The official merchandise for the game is slated to release on April 24, 2024.

The Suika Game watermelon cushion comes with a built-in hole where people can put their arm into it to use the cushion for taking naps at a desk. The cushion can also be used as interior decorations. The cushion comes vacuum-sealed, so buyers will need to iron the cushion out to remove any creases it develops while sealed. The watermelon cushion will cost ¥3,290 (~$22 USD).

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The Suika Game watermelon plush pouch is described as a stuffed toy pouch with a pocket built-in. The pocket can be used to hold very small items. The pouch can fit in the palm of a person's hand, or can be displayed as decoration similar to the watermelon cushion. The watermelon plush pouch will cost ¥2,189 (~$15 USD). 

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The Suika Game float pouch is a small rectangular zipper pouch with a clear plastic front, featuring the motif of the game's play screen. The pouch can fit small items like rulers, scissors, pens, pencils, and more. The float pouch will cost ¥2,739 (~$19 USD)

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Both the watermelon plush pouch and float pouch come with a limited edition sticker.

Suika Game gained a massive following by fans worldwide in late 2023 after receiving over 2 million downloads in Japan, and currently the game has over 8 million downloads as of March 2024. It is a puzzle game that allows players to combine the same kinds of fruits together to evolve them into larger fruits. The game recently received an update to allow multiplayer mode.

Suika Game is available to play on the Nintendo Switch and iOS devices. The official merchandise for the game will release on April 24, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, March 7, 2024 4:00 PM

Leak Suggests Tite Kubo Will Make Bleach Announcement Shonen Jump Bleach

A recent leak suggests that Tite Kubo will be making a major Bleach announcement in the upcoming issue of Weekly Shonen Jump. Weekly Shonen Jump No. 16 is slated to feature the upcoming Bleach announcement, and that is expected to appear on March 16, 2024. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089!]

It is currently unknown if the Bleach announcement will be in relation to the manga, which ended its serialization back on August 22, 2016. It could also pertain to the ongoing anime adaption of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War. Tite Kubo is also behind the spin-off Burn the Witch.

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War began airing worldwide on October 11, 2022, and follows Thousand-Year Blood War arc of the manga series. This adaption of the final arc of the manga series came ten years after the original anime series aired in Japan. The previous season of the anime covering the Fullbringer arc finished airing in March 2012 in Japan. Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 1 and Part 2 are currently available on Hulu in the United States and Disney+ worldwide for streaming. There are currently 26 episodes total in the Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War anime adaption. Part 3 of the ongoing anime series will release in 2024.

Back in December 2023 during Jump Festa 2024, Shueisha revealed plans to release a new Rukia and Renji audiobook based on the 2016 novel We Do Knot Always Love You that focused on the marriage of Rukia Kuchiki and Renji Abarai. The audiobook features Fumiko Orikasa as Rukia, Kentaro Ito as Renji, and Ryotaro Okiayu as Byakuya, who reprised their roles from the anime. The publisher also announced that a brand new rock musical show would be releasing in Japan in 2024. No further information about the rock musical show has been revealed at this time.

The Bleach manga was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump and published by Shueisha. The Bleach manga was published by Viz Media outside of Japan. On August 10, 2021, Tite Kubo released a 73-page chapter called "New Breathes From Hell Arc" which explored the previously unexplored underworld in the Bleach universe called Hell.

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Siliconera Thursday, March 7, 2024 3:40 PM

McDonald's Japan French Fry Perfume Is Real

McDonald's Japan announced on social media the release of a new limited-time line of perfume that smells like McFries. There will be three different fragrances (or flavors) available, and these are plum nori seaweed salt, garlic black pepper mayo seasoning, and regular salted McFries.

At the time of writing, there is no information on when the perfumes will release nor how much they will cost. Each bottle will have a different design and shape, with the McFries fragrance imitating the iconic red and yellow package design, and the plum nori seaweed salt and garlick black pepper mayo fragrances replicating the design of the Shaka Shaka Potatoes.

The Shaka Shaka Potatoes are exclusive to McDonald's Japan, and they are named like this because of the sound the bag makes when shaking it to spread the various flavored seasonings available. McDonald's Japan revealed the new perfume on their X (formerly Twitter) official account.

Despite the surreal angle of the post, the McDonald's Japan X account has been reliable on informing about new collaboration and releases, and there is no reason to believe that this post could be a joke. You can take a better look at the McDonald's Japan french fry perfume bottles here:

McDonald's Japan is well known for releasing all kinds of collaborations and Happy Meal toys. The company's latest collaboration includes Kirby and Pompompurin Happy Meal toys, and the company recently revealed that it has run out of Kirby toys earlier than expected. Other recent collaborations include a Spy x Family Happy Meal set, a Christmas 2023 collaboration with Fate/Grand Order, and the celebration of Hello Kitty's 50th Anniversary.

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Siliconera Thursday, March 7, 2024 3:00 PM

Pokemon GO Fest Sendai, Madrid, NYC, and Global Dates Shared

Niantic and The Pokemon Company International announced Pokemon GO Fest will come to Sendai, Japan, Madrid, Spain, and NYC, New York and dates for each location ahead of the July 2024 global event. Things kick off May 30, 2024 in Japan, and things end on July 14, 2024 worldwide.

The Sendai event will happen first between May 30, 2024 and June 2, 2024. Morning and afternoon experiences are available, with each involving visits to Nanakita Park. The early bird price on tickets is ¥3,100, but those will be ¥3,600 after the promotion ends. 

Madrid's event runs June 14-16, 2024. Again, it's divided into morning and afternoon parts set at Parque Juan Carlos I and in Madrid proper. The early bird price is €27, and it's €32 once that offer expires. 

The New York City event runs July 5-7, 2024. In addition to the city, Randall's Island Park will be one of the settings for it. That's $25 if someone buys during the early bird period, and $30 outside of it. Again, morning and afternoon experiences are offered.

Finally, the Pokemon GO Fest Global experience will take place July 13-14, 2024. You don't need a ticket to take part, but those who do buy a ticket will get to take part in the Marshadow GO Fest 2024 Special Research, an avatar item, and a badge.

Pokemon GO is available on Android and Apple iOS devices. Pokemon GO Fest 2024 will begin in Sendai on May 30, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, March 7, 2024 2:30 PM

FFVII Rebirth Cait Sith Pet TikTok Filter Stars Hamaguchi's Cat

Square Enix announced the release of a new FFVII Rebirth filter on TikTok that makes pets cosplay as Cait Sith in celebration of the game's recent release. Director Naoki Hamaguchi tested the filter on his cat Musashi, who also served as the model for the cats appearing in FFVII Rebirth.

First, you can check out the new TikTok filter and Naoki Hamaguchi's pet cat Musashi appearing as Cait Sith from FFVII Rebirth here:

To access the new TikTok filter all you have to do is open the app and input the search term "Cait Sith Pet Filter" on the filters tab. In addition, the new Cait Sith filter doesn't only work with cats, as the Square Enix Germany official TikTok account shared a short video using the filter on a dog.

Similar to the new FFVII Rebirth filter, Square Enix celebrated the release of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 back in April 2021 with the release of an Instagram filter that allows users to make their face look like Emil's from the NieR series, which also happens to be Yoko Taro's iconic mask.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is available on the PlayStation 5, with the exclusivity arrangement ending on May 29, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, March 7, 2024 2:00 PM

See FFXIV Little Ladies' Day and Hatching-tide 2024 Hinamatsuri and Easter Events

Square Enix announced that for 2024, the FFXIV Little Ladies' Day Hinamatsuri and Hatching-tide Easter events will be combined They will kick off together on March 14, 2024.

The requirements to take part aren't too strict. You just need to finish "The Gridianian Envoy," "The Lominsan Envoy," or "The Ul'dahn Envoy" and be at level 15. If so, you can head to Old Gridania and meet Jihli Aliapoh at X:10.2, Y:9.4. You can then get "The Princesses and the Eggs" quest. Completing it gets you the Peatie Horn for the new event mount. The Dreamer and Royal Handmaiden will also have some past event furnishings and items for people to pick up.

Here's how the Little Ladies' Day and Hatching-tide Peatie mount looks:

Traditionally, these event shave appeared separately in the past. In 2023, Little Ladies' Day appeared on March 1, 2023. Hatching-tide that year started on March 27, 2023.

Final Fantasy XIV is available on the PS4, PS5, and PC, with the Xbox Series X version launching on March 21, 2024. Dawntrail will arrive in Summer 2024, with more news on that coming at PAX East 2024. The FFXIV Little Ladies' Day and Hatching-tide 2024 event will begin on March 14, 2024, then end on April 1, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, March 7, 2024 1:30 PM

Beat Saber Daft Punk Music Pack Song List Revealed

Daft Punk is the latest music group to get a Beat Saber Music Pack, and the full list of songs for the DLC appeared. It features 10 tracks from the duo. 

The new Music Pack costs $12.99 on various storefronts. The DLC covers the performers' careerfrom the early days. For example, the 1997 track "Around the World" appears, as does the 2013 track "Lose Yourself to Dance" with Pharrell Williams. Three of the songs are live versions from performances in 2007. Songs can be bought piecemeal for $1.99 each.

Here's the full list of songs in the Beat Saber Daft Punk Music Pack:

  • "Around the World"
  • "Around the World / Harder Better Faster Strong" (Live 2007)
  • "Da Funk / Daftendirekt" (Live 2007)
  • "Get Lucky" 
  • "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"
  • "Lose Yourself to Dance"
  • "One More Time"
  • "The Prime Time of Your Life" (Live 2007)
  • "Technologic"
  • "Veridis Quo"

There's also a teaser trailer for the Daft Punk Music Pack. However, it doesn't offer an idea of how all 10 songs will look in the game. Instead, it only highlights part of "Get Lucky" with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

The last music drop for Beat Saber involved some free songs being added. Original Soundtrack 6 appeared back in December 2023. 

Beat Saber is out on the PSVR and PSVR2, Meta Quest 2 and 3, and other VR headsets via Steam, and the Daft Punk Music Pack is available now.

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Siliconera Thursday, March 7, 2024 1:00 PM

Overwatch 2 Announces Cowboy Bebop Collaboration

Overwatch 2 announced a Cowboy Bebop collaboration which will feature new skins, emotes, and highlight intros for a variety of popular heroes in the game including Cassidy, Ashe, Maura, Sombra, and Wrecking Ball. The upcoming collaboration is set to begin in on March 12, 2024 in the free-to-play game.

The Cowboy Bebop collaboration will feature paid and free skins based on the lead characters of the iconic anime series. For the paid skins, Cassidy will receive a Spike Spiegel skin, Ashe will receive a Fay Valentine skin, Mauga will receive a Jet Black skin, and Sombra will receive an Ed skin. Overwatch 2 players will be able to obtain Wrecking Ball's Ein skin for free by earning it in-game. Alongside the skins, players will also obtain special emotes and highlight intros based on Cowboy Bebop.

The Overwatch 2 x Cowboy Bebop collaboration trailer can be viewed below and shows off the upcoming skins while replicating the iconic opening to the anime:

Overwatch 2 previously had a special collaboration with One Punch Man in February 2023 during Overwatch 2's Season 3, featuring Doomfist as Saitama, Genji as Genos, Kiriko as Terrible Tornado, and Soldier 76 as Mumen Rider. Doomfist's Saitama skin, Genji's Genos skin, and Kiriko's Terrible Tornado skin were paid skins that could be obtained from the shop, while Soldier 76's Mumen Rider skin was free and could be earned by playing through the season. The One Punch Man collaboration was the first of its kind in Overwatch 2, which set the stage for future collaborations like the upcoming Cowboy Bebop collaboration starting next week.

Overwatch 2 is available to play for free on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC. The Cowboy Bebop collaboration is set to begin on March 12, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, March 7, 2024 12:30 PM

Naruto Shippuden Uniqlo Shirts and Sweatshirts Appear

Uniqlo is now selling Naruto Shippuden shirts and sweatshirts in-store and online. There are 10 products total, with all being unisex styles in adult sizes.

Six of the new Uniqlo options are t-shirts. These are $24.90 each and appear in sizes XXS through XXXL. Some of the featured characters here are Naruto, Itachi, Naruto's parents, Akatsuki, and Kurama. Almost every shirt has designs on the front and back, with the beige Naruto and red Akatsuki ones being the only exceptions.

Here is how the Naruto shirts look. In the case of shirts with designs on the front and back, the larger design is across the back.

With the sweatshirts, they cost $39.90 and also appear in XXS through XXXL. The Akatsuki and Kurama designs here are both different versions of the ones available in the t-shirts section, while there are two other Itachi and Naruto ones. The beige Naruto and white Kurama ones feature designs on the front and back. 

Here's how those sweatshirts look:

It's been a while since we'd seen some Naruto shirts at Uniqlo, and the last batch included references to the original series, Shippuden, and Boruto. Those appeared in June 2023. So far in 2024, we've seen Chiikawa and Sanrio, Metal Gear, and Capcom shirts there.

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Siliconera Thursday, March 7, 2024 12:00 PM

Poke Ball design workshop at Tama Art University Bureau - Japanese grade school student drawing a Slowpoke ball

Tama Art University Bureau will run another Pokemon art education exhibit in Tokyo, Japan, from late March 2024 to early April 2024. It will also hold special workshop sessions where people can design their own Poke Ball.

In this workshop, the university will provide Poke Ball parts made of fireworks shells from used cardboard. The parts will also come with a mechanism that lets people actually open and close the balls. Participants will be able to draw any design they want on the Poke Balls.

Poke Ball parts made from used cardboard fireworks shells
Image courtesy of Tama Art University Bureau

The university will open reservations for the workshop on March 14, 2024, at noon JST. People will be able to apply for free on a first-come-first-served basis. However, the organizers will only accept reservations made in the name of elementary school students, and only a parent or guardian may accompany each of them. The workshop will have three separate sessions on March 30, 2024, and April 6, 2024. Each session can host up to 15 participants.

The workshop will appear as a part of the "Think with Pokemon: Art & Environment Education 2" exhibition. Students from the university will showcase Pokemon Upcycling Sculptures made with unconventional materials at the main exhibit. One of the new examples shown is a Pansage sculpture made with Crocs clogs, toy trains, balls, cords, and a pump. Another one features a Lugia statue crafted from a keyboard, steering controllers, and cords.

This will be the second time Tama Art University Bureau holds a Pokemon art education exhibit. It previously launched the first event between late March 2023 and early April 2023. It also included the Poke Ball design workshop that ran on April 1 and 8, 2023.

The "Think with Pokemon: Art & Environment Education 2" exhibition will take place at the Tokyo Midtown Design Hub from March 28, 2024, to April 6, 2024. The Poke Ball design workshop will be held at the same location on March 30, 2024, and April 6, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, March 7, 2024 11:30 AM

RPG Maker With Switch PS4 PS5

NIS America announced it picked up another Gotcha Gotcha Games game, as it is behind the worldwide release of RPG Maker With for the Switch, PS4, and PS5. It will be on the Switch globally first in Fall 2024, with Sony's consoles getting it in 2025. 

We've known about this title for a bit, as it was announced in Japan first. As indicated by the word "with" in the title, the game creation gimmick in this entry involves creating with other people. While we don't have a US release date yet, Gotcha Gotcha Games announced it'd show up in Japan on April 11, 2024. The PS4 and PS5 versions don't have a release date there yet.

There's a first trailer, to introduce how the creation tool will work. The official global website is live as well. That confirms English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish will be supported languages in the worldwide launch.

It isn't uncommon for NIS America to pick up games in this series. It also released RPG Maker Fes for the 3DS and RPG Maker MV for the PS4 and Switch.

RPG Maker With will come to the Nintendo Switch outside Japan in Fall 2024. It will launch in Japan on that system on April 11, 2024, and the PS4 and PS5  versions don't have release windows beyond 2025 yet.

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