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GamersHeroes Thursday, March 14, 2024 2:57 PM

Ahead of its full release next month, Rabbit and Bear Studios and 505 Games have released a pre-launch trailer for their JRPG Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

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GamersHeroes Thursday, March 14, 2024 2:32 PM

Ahead of its full release later this month, Koei Tecmo and Team NINJA have released the launch trailer for Rise of the Ronin.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, March 14, 2024 1:34 PM

Players will be able to shape their fears with today's release of Tequila Works's Gylt for the Nintendo Switch.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, March 14, 2024 12:43 PM

Based on Bernard Werber's work, the team at Microids and Tower Five have released a new trailer for their photorealistic strategy title Empire of the Ants.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, March 14, 2024 11:04 AM

Those that take on the Cluckin' Bell Farm Raid this week in Rockstar Games' GTA Online this week can take advantage of double rewards on its Setup Missions.

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Kotaku Thursday, March 14, 2024 3:00 PM

Video game weapon replicas are expensive and often used just for cosplay purposes. But let's be honest—they're also pretty freakin' cool display items. I don't have any intention of cosplaying as an Elden Ring Tarnished warrior trying to become an Elden Lord any time soon, but looking at this replica of the Dark Moon…


Kotaku Thursday, March 14, 2024 2:00 PM

Gameloft, the company behind Disney games Dreamlight Valley and Speedstorm, has announced that it is working on a Dungeons & Dragons life-sim RPG that will be set in the Forgotten Realms, the same universe in which Baldur's Gate III (and many other D&D adventures) take place.


Kotaku Thursday, March 14, 2024 1:45 PM

Every year the video game industry gets together during the Game Awards to celebrate the latest and greatest in interactive entertainment. But what about recognizing old games as the best of the best, the ones that boldly innovated new possibilities and paved the way for the best games of today? That's where the World…


Kotaku Thursday, March 14, 2024 1:30 PM

If you haven't heard, the United States House of Representatives is trying to ban the short-form video app TikTok by forcing it find a new owner that isn't the China-based company ByteDance, lest it be removed from American app stores because it's an alleged security risk. It's unlikely that ByteDance will drop its…


Kotaku Thursday, March 14, 2024 1:00 PM

Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone, the developer behind the cozy farming simulator Stardew Valley, is taking a different approach to the game's upcoming 1.6 update releasing on March 19. Most developers would probably cut together a trailer or make sure their update was included in some high-profile sizzle reel from a huge…


Kotaku Thursday, March 14, 2024 12:45 PM


Kotaku Thursday, March 14, 2024 12:30 PM

It's been two months since Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown came out, but developer Ubisoft Montpellier isn't moving on from the excellent 2.5D side-scrolling Metroidvania yet. The studio revealed the game's DLC roadmap for 2024 on March 13 and confirmed The Lost Crown will get three free expansions, as well as a new…


Kotaku Thursday, March 14, 2024 12:03 PM

Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection, which combines remastered versions of the first two Pandemic-developed games, is now out on consoles and PC. And while I'm enjoying the chance to replay this favorite of mine from yesteryear, bugs and other problems make it tricky to recommend in its current state.


Kotaku Thursday, March 14, 2024 11:15 AM

Sony might've yanked the Stellar Blade demo from the PlayStation store after hitting the Big Red Button a little too early, but folks still managed to get some hands-on time with developer Shift Up's stylish character action game. As a result, some new details have come to light about the PS5 exclusive, and in…


Kotaku Thursday, March 14, 2024 11:00 AM

Vanillaware's Unicorn Overlord has managed to carve out a niche amongst the larger releases of 2024 so far. The game offers tactics and strategy fans one of the best experiences they've had in years. One of the game's most vocal fans is Yasumi Matsuno, best known for directing the likes of Final Fantasy Tactics, often…


Kotaku Thursday, March 14, 2024 10:30 AM

Saber Interactive, the developer and publisher working on projects such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Remake, has officially been sold by Embracer Group. This comes in the wake of a Bloomberg report and updates to its website indicating a sale was imminent. The $500 million deal will encompass Saber and…


Kotaku Thursday, March 14, 2024 10:00 AM

As is so often the case, it's a rough time to be an X-Men fan. The Krakoan age, The latest ambitious take on Marvel's children of the atom is coming to a close this year, in a not-very satisfying fashion. Picking up the dying torch of this mainline series are more business-as-usual takes on the beloved characters. It…


Kotaku Thursday, March 14, 2024 9:15 AM

Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft's long-running open-world RPG series, and Vanderpump Rules, Bravo's long-running reality TV series, are connected—kind of. It's rare that two of my biggest, most disparate interests collide so spectacularly as this, but here we are, and it's all thanks to a man named Jax Taylor.


PCGamesN Thursday, March 14, 2024 3:06 PM
     Hollow Knight and Monster Hunter combine in new Metroidvania, out now

The Metroidvania genre is having something of a resurgence lately. Aside from recent launches like the acclaimed Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown and Ultros, we've also seen modern classics like Hollow Knight and Dead Cells come out and introduce new twists to the kind of design approach players expect. Frostleaf Games is continuing in this vein with its newly launched Slavania, a game that blends Hollow Knight style action and platforming with perilous enemy pursuit that resembles Monster Hunter.

PCGamesN Thursday, March 14, 2024 1:45 PM
     Grab a free Steam key for 2023's most underrated action game

For fans of PS2-era action games, Wanted Dead delivers a fast-paced blend of hack-and-slash action and explosive headshots. Created by developers who worked on both the Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive series, it casts you as Lt. Hannah Stone, a member of an elite team in the Hong Kong police department, who suddenly uncovers a corporate conspiracy involving mercenaries, gang members, and paid contractors.

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PCGamesN Thursday, March 14, 2024 1:36 PM
     Back 4 Blood style horror FPS announces launch, and it's very soon

There's always room for another multiplayer horror FPS. Though classics like Left 4 Dead 2 and Killing Floor 2 have managed to stay fairly active many years after they first came out, new entries to the blood soaked genre are always launching. The next one lurching toward us over the horizon is Sker Ritual, an action focused, Back 4 Blood reminiscent spin-off of indie horror game Maid of Sker — and its creators have just announced it's leaving Steam Early Access and coming out in its final form very soon.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best horror games, Best co-op games, Best FPS games

PCGamesN Thursday, March 14, 2024 1:12 PM
     Dead Cells dev promises not to kill it or shut it down

Dead Cells developer Motion Twin has addressed fears that it brought updates for the roguelike game to an end in order to "make room" for its next game, Windblown, saying that the game isn't going anywhere anytime soon, and that the assumption "hurts."

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best roguelike games, Best indie games on PC, Best soulslikes

PCGamesN Thursday, March 14, 2024 1:09 PM
     The best Command and Conquer game has a big 3D remake you can play now

It's a tough call to make, deciding which is the best Command and Conquer game. Red Alert is very special, especially considering it's the one that gave us Hell March. Command and Conquer 3, and the Kane's Wrath DLC in particular, perhaps represent the RTS series at its most refined. I even have a special place for Command and Conquer Renegade, which drops every single C&C tradition to become an FPS about a single soldier. Ultimately, though, I always come back to Tiberian Dawn. Ignoring the fact it launched the entire Command and Conquer series in the first place, its quasi-Gulf War aesthetic, comparatively dialed back mechanics, and lo-fi FMVs make it the purest distillation of Westwood's genre-making opus. While the new Command and Conquer Ultimate Collection continues to thrive on Steam, a full 3D remake of Tiberian Dawn, built using Generals Zero Hour, is available right now via a big, impressive new version.

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

PCGamesN Thursday, March 14, 2024 1:04 PM
     Intel Core i9 14900KS launches, is as hot and expensive as expected

The Intel Core i9 14900KS launch is upon us, with the company's final 'i9' branded chip now available to buy. The new CPU breaks several records, both good and bad, as it's the fastest-clocked gaming CPU chip the company has ever sold but it's also the most power-hungry.

Intel's latest contender for a spot on our best gaming CPU guide is looking to wrestle top spot on that list from the AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D, a chip that has held onto its crown since the moment it launched over a year ago. It uses an extra large dose of L3 cache placed right on top of the CPU die to provide its incredible gaming performance. However, Intel has taken a rather differne approach with the 14900KS.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Core i5 14600K review, Best gaming CPU, Core i9 14900K review

PCGamesN Thursday, March 14, 2024 12:03 PM
     Disney Dreamlight Valley dev reveals big new DnD RPG game

Gameloft Montreal has done well for itself with Disney Dreamlight Valley. Since it was first made available in 2022, Dreamlight Valley has won over audiences interested in adding Disney flair to the life sim genre dominated by games like Stardew Valley, Coral Island, and The Sims 4. Now, with the announcement of its next project, the studio is branching out a bit from its latest success, leaving the House of Mouse behind to create a new type of game set within the fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons' Forgotten Realms.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Disney games, What's the next Dreamlight Valley update?, Disney Dreamlight Valley guide

PCGamesN Thursday, March 14, 2024 12:00 PM
     The biggest space 4X game on Steam is about to get a new expansion

Stellaris The Machine Age is a brand new expansion for the incredible 4X space game, as Paradox Interactive announces the next DLC will tackle an age of technological glory beset by ethical and social dilemmas. It comes with a new endgame crisis, individualistic machines, new situations, and three new origins to choose from as well.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Stellaris review, Stellaris mods, Stellaris DLC guide

PCGamesN Thursday, March 14, 2024 11:46 AM
     Boost your RAM with Asus BIOS update for Intel and AMD motherboards

How much memory is too much? Well, if you fancy adding up to 256GB of DDR5 RAM to your gaming PC, some Asus Intel and AMD motherboards can get the job done. A new BIOS update has enabled support, but not everyone will need to download it.

When we look at some of the best gaming motherboards, quality RAM support is a must, and this update from Asus brings many of its boards into contention.

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

PCGamesN Thursday, March 14, 2024 11:16 AM
     One of the best-looking new Steam soulslikes gets an early access date

The Devil Within: Satgat is heading into Early Access and the wait is almost over. Developer Newcore Games has revealed that on Tuesday April 9  players can embody samurai warrior Kim Rip as he fights formidable foes across a decaying world.

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

PCGamesN Thursday, March 14, 2024 10:40 AM
     Grab this Steam Deck friendly MicroSD card in Samsung sale

If you're in the market to expand your Steam Deck storage, this Samsung MicroSD deal is too good to miss. With 512GB and 265GB cards offered at brilliant prices, the opportunity to hot swap for less has never been more attractive.

The Steam Deck OLED is our pick for the best handheld gaming PC, and its storage solutions are plenty, with MicroSD and SSD solutions to choose from. We have the Samsung PRO Plus Micro on our list of the best MicroSD cards for Steam Deck, but the EVO Select - the one currently on sale - is still a very capable choice and is hard to beat for the price.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Samsung 970 EVO 1TB review, Best SSD for gaming, Best gaming monitor

PCGamesN Thursday, March 14, 2024 10:37 AM
     The best Minecraft maps 2024

What are the best Minecraft maps? Minecraft is the inventor's paradise, but, of course, it is also the connoisseur's nightmare. Thanks to the huge number of user-created Minecraft maps out there, it's almost impossible to find the finest creations around. Who has time these days to sift through hundreds of Minecraft maps, devour them with their digital senses, and come to a conclusion on which ones are worth your time?

Well, us. We have the time. We have scoured forums, marathoned YouTube videos, and sampled more of the best Minecraft maps than we can count on to bring you the definitive list. To find the very best, we have whittled down the finest user-created environments and placed them into their very own category. Whether you fancy plunging to the depths of a Minecraft dropper or living out your Minecraft life game fantasies in a city map, we have everything you need to get the most out of Minecraft maps.

Continue reading The best Minecraft maps 2024
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PCGamesN Thursday, March 14, 2024 10:24 AM
     Enshrouded devs are prioritizing Steam Deck support

Whenever a new game is released on Steam, questions are raised about its Steam Deck compatibility. There's no shortage of great games to play on Valve's handheld, but the team behind Enshrouded is hoping that its survival game will be at the top of everyone's lists.

And that's because Keen Games has just shared its early access roadmap for 2024 and right at the top of the list is support for one of the best handheld gaming PCs.

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PCGamesN Thursday, March 14, 2024 10:03 AM
     Apex Legends inspired Ascendant Infinity is an intense, 80s-themed FPS

I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed my time with
PlayFusion's Ascendant Infinity. January's eye-catching, sitcom-esque trailer confirmed this Biopunk world isn't taking itself too seriously, yet beneath the nostalgic 80s presentation lies an intense, squad-based, and tactical FPS. In a recent hands-on preview, I found this approach rather refreshing.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best FPS games, Best multiplayer games, Best co-op games

PCGamesN Thursday, March 14, 2024 10:00 AM
     Ex Payday dev's new co-op heist FPS is filled with

Former Payday designer Ulf Andersson has done a trailer breakdown for his new upcoming co-op heist FPS game Den of Wolves, saying that the game has a lot of "mind-fuckery" and finally getting the trailer out meant the team can "stop fucking around and do the game."

PCGamesN Thursday, March 14, 2024 8:48 AM
     ExpressVPN launches Aircove Go router, puts protection in your palm

Security and privacy online are growing concerns, especially as more of us browse the web on smartphones than desktops. That's why ExpressVPN has launched the first-ever portable router with built-in VPN protection, the cute, beige Aircove Go.

At just 250g in weight and dinky enough to fit in the palm of your hand, Aircove Go's protection can spread to 750 square feet over Wi-Fi 6. It also secures unlimited devices, including smart appliances that can't install VPN software.

We rank ExpressVPN as the best VPN and the best gaming VPN overall. It's pricy, sure, but still our favorite VPN for ease of use, availability of global servers, compatibility with every major streaming platform and device, and superb speeds. But does Aircove Go look to be any good? Well, that probably depends on what you need it for.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best VPN service, Best gaming VPN, VPN deals

PCGamesN Thursday, March 14, 2024 8:38 AM
     Stardew Valley 1.6 update finally confirms much-discussed fan theory

The Stardew Valley 1.6 update has been highly anticipated to say the least, and on Tuesday March 19, players will be gifted the farming sim's newest patch. Along with it, a bug fix that fans have been talking about for, well, a really long time.

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PCGamesN Thursday, March 14, 2024 8:33 AM
     The best building games on PC 2024

What are the best building games on PC? Building games are a great way to indulge architectural creativity, but there are so many great building games on PC to choose from. Thankfully, we have the brick-and-mortar necessary to assemble a list of the best building games on PC with the strongest foundations.

From compulsive free PC games to fully-fledged triple-A titles, the best PC games incorporating free-range building allow us to stake our claim on another world and bend it to our will. Whether you need a base to defend against oncoming dinosaurs in Ark: Survival Evolved or are scrabbling together rusted scrap in post-apocalypse games like Fallout 4, there are nearly as many reasons to build as there are building games. Whatever kind of building game you're after, we've got the right set of blueprints for you here.

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PCGamesN Thursday, March 14, 2024 8:15 AM
     Classic Star Wars remaster finally drops, but everyone hates it

Star Wars Battlefront is back - a prospect that many will no doubt find far too exciting. New and allegedly improved, Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection thrusts you into the heart of 64-player action, where you can drive everything from classic starships like TIE Fighters and X-wings and vehicles like speeder bikes and AT-RTs. If nothing else, it's a nostalgic blast from the past that we all needed - except, it's not quite panning out how the developer has likely planned.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, March 14, 2024 12:28 PM

Helldivers 2's Cutting Edge Premium warbond, aka DLC battle pass, is now available to buy in-game, and it is chock-full of oddball gadgetry such as lightning shotguns, burst-fire laser rifles and experimental armour. As with the Arc Thrower stratagem, the lightning shotgun fires arcs of electricity that conduct between players and enemies alike, but there's a fresh armour perk, Electrical Conduit, which reduces arc damage by 95%, allowing close-knit teams of Helldivers to roll around the battlefield frazzling themselves without much penalty.

Still, I think the real star pick here is surely the Localization Confusion booster, which extends the time between enemy spawns, allowing weirdo solo players such as myself to disentangle from a dragged-out gunfight a little more gracefully.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, March 14, 2024 12:00 PM

You wouldn't know because she hardly ever mentions it, but Alice Bee is not a Ready Player One fan. In fairness, the newly revealed Open (or Opthreen), an RPO-themed metaverse battle royale thing, does look, sound, feel, and smell horrible, so a solid chunk of this week's Electronic Wireless Show podcast is just us despairing over it. But there's also some honest-to-goodness games chat, as we field a question from EWS listener Pete (thanks Pete!) on the games our younger selves were parentally forbidden from playing – and how we feel about them as ostensible grownups.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, March 14, 2024 11:43 AM

The studio behind unexpectedly decent Mickey Mouse life sim Disney Dreamlight Valley are venturing into another fantasy land where anthropomorphic animals adventure with human chums, the Forgotten Realms setting of Dungeons & Dungeons. Today Gameloft announced they're making a D&D game offering a "hybrid of survival, life simulation and action RPG". They don't have much more to share about the game, not even a name, so presumably it won't be out for some time. Whatever it might be, it's headed to PC and consoles.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, March 14, 2024 10:53 AM

This week's announcement that Embracer are selling off Saber Interactive to new company Beacon Interactive has cast further doubt over the future of one of Embracer's bigger projects, the much-delayed Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic remake. While Embracer have yet to actually state this out loud, it sounds like the KOTOR remake will be a "joint project" between Saber and Embracer. It also probably won't be out in the next 12 months. Given the project's repeated disruptions and delays, I suspect many of us will settle for the game coming out at all.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, March 14, 2024 10:34 AM

Welcome to the third and final part of my Dragon's Dogma 2 hands-on diary, in which I heroically try to make headway in Capcom's outsized fantasy RPG with a party of pure magic-users. I am Dragonkin Skywalker - telekinetic Mystic Spearhand, oxcart patron and an extremely bad thief. Joining me on the adventure are three AI-controlled pawns - the diabolical fury that is Donald Duck, the levitating liability that is Galadriel, Queen of the Woods, and the class act that is celebrity stage magician David Blaine, all of whom I have given new and stupid names plucked from my vast knowledge of wizardry across different entertainment fields.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, March 14, 2024 10:13 AM

Crow Country and its spooky, mutant-stuffed theme park will be opening its gates on Steam on May 9th, developers SFB Games have announced. It's the first of two games from the Tangle Tower micro-studio coming to PC this year, the other one being The Mermaid's Tongue, which will be picking up the adventures of their Tangle Tower detective duo on a marginally less spooky-looking submarine later this year. Crow Country, however, is a very different kettle of fish, combining chunky, PS1-style Final Fantasy 7 character models with early Resident Evil tank controls and panicked monster shooting.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, March 14, 2024 10:00 AM

I promise that I mean this as an actual compliment, but having played an early build of Ascendant Infinity – Cambridge-based PlayFusion's debut FPS – the impression I keep coming back to is that it's a lot smarter than it looks.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, March 14, 2024 10:00 AM

Cast your eye over the original Outcast from 1999 today, and you'll find a world that's more abstract than alien. Hazy, almost block colour textures are stretched to breaking point over terrain that looks like it's been pulled and poked by a child sculpting in putty slime, while its cast of beige, three-fingered Talans are so rigid that they'd all be reigning champions at the local robot dance-off. Understandable, given the era in which is was made, but even so - what a difference 25 years make. Even after 2017's remake glow-up with Outcast: Second Contact, A New Beginning's version of Adelpha is a lush and verdant paradise, with treetops soaring over your head, and mountains requiring several triple or quadruple jetpack jumps to traverse. It's no Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora, admittedly, but it leans in very much the same direction, punching your eyeballs with such bright, primary colours that you'll feel enticed to explore every inch of it.

A shame, then, that all its visual splendour amounts to is little more than an empty husk filled with open world busy work that already felt tired and done ten years ago. Its non-linear approach to storytelling remains intact, letting you tackle the quests and problems of its numerous village settlements in any order you wish, but even this has been boiled down to tedious checklists of fetch quests, escort missions and shooting up the same identikit facility one after another. Topping off this fatal combo is returning protagonist Cutter Slade, whose macho army dude dial is still set firmly to cringey wise-cracking and patronising stereotypes. A new beginning this ain't.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, March 14, 2024 8:07 AM

Saber Interactive have parted ways with Embracer Group, buying back the rights to both themselves and numerous other studios in a deal initially valued at $247 million. The deal includes 38 ongoing game development projects plus the rights to 3D Realms, Slipgate Ironworks, New World Interactive, Nimble Giant, Mad Head, Digic, Fractured Byte and PR agency Sandbox Strategies, as well as Metro developers 4A Games and Pinball FX maker Zen Studios via options.

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Twinfinite Thursday, March 14, 2024 10:00 AM
No blue aliens here!

Siliconera Thursday, March 14, 2024 4:00 PM

Falcom music DLC pack in DJMax Respect V includes games like Ys

Neowiz released the Falcom DLC Pack for DJMax Respect V. This DLC adds ten tracks from the Ys and Trails series into the PC rhythm game. The pack is now available for purchase on Steam, and it also comes with an introductory 15% discount that reduces the price to $12.74 until March 20, 2024.

Some of the tracks in this DLC pack include "To Make the End of Battle" from Ys II, "Norse Wind" from Ys IX -Monstrum Nox-, Trails From Zero's "Inevitable Struggle," and the Trails of Cold Steel Japanese theme song "Ashita e no Kodou."

Other than the tracks, the DLC also adds a new interface skin featuring illustrations where the DJMax series' original characters cosplay and mimic key visuals from more titles like Trails in the Sky and Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana.

Here is the complete list of tracks included in the Falcom DLC Pack:

  1. "Ashita e no Kodou"
  2. "Blue Destination"
  3. "To Make the End of Battle"
  4. "Genesis Beyond the Beginning"
  5. "Inevitable Struggle"
  6. "To the Future"
  7. "Norse Wind"
  8. "Silver Will"
  9. "Step Ahead"
  10. "Sunshine Coastline"

The Falcom DLC pack is the first in DJMax Respect V to add music from Japanese non-rhythm console games. Neowiz started releasing DLC packs that added new songs when it ended the game's Early Access period with a full release on March 12, 2020.

The company had released packs with tracks from other rhythm games like Cytus, Deemo, Muse Dash, Chunithm, and Groove Coaster. It also added DLC songs from the Chinese mobile game Girls' Frontline and the South Korean MMORPG MapleStory.

DJMax Respect V is available worldwide on PC via Steam.

The post Falcom Ys and Trails Music DLC Appear in DJMax Respect V appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, March 14, 2024 3:30 PM

HoloParade is part of Holo Indie game brand

Cover published a blog post where it explains the Holo Indie initiative in more detail. It had previously established the Hololive derivative work game brand in mid-November 2023. In the new blog post, the company went in-depth with the backgrounds behind the brand's establishment and its goals for launching the program.

Cover specifically noted the successes of Besto Games' Idol Showdown and Kay Yu's HoloCure as an impetus for launching an indie game support program. With the Holo Indie brand, the company strives to create an ecosystem where indie game creators can get a return for their development efforts and grow together with Hololive Production and its Vtubers. Cover also wants to see Hololive games in a wide variety of genres delivered to the Vtubers' fans.

Submissions for new Hololive-themed games of any scale are still open, provided they will be available on PCs via the Steam platform. However, Cover also noted that it is taking time to review the submitted entries and answer inquiries as it had already received a large number of submissions.

The first game under the Holo Indie brand is HoloParade. The tower defense game has been available worldwide on PC via Steam since December 2023. It is also the first officially endorsed Hololive-themed game to have a price tag of $3.99, as HoloCure and Idol Showdown are available for free.

Cover will formally reveal the second and third Holo Indie titles in the near future. The new games will also be available on PCs via Steam. Kay Yu's second Hololive-themed game, Holo X Break, will also be part of the brand.

The post Cover Shares Goals for Hololive Holo Indie Game Brand appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, March 14, 2024 3:00 PM

Interview: Cody Christian On How He "Humanized" Cloud in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

A week after the launch of FFVII Rebirth, I got to sit down with actor Cody Christian, who performed the voice of Cloud Strife in the Final Fantasy VII remake trilogy. In our interview, the actor talked about the impact Advent Children had on his performance, what it was like to be turned into a Moogle, and how he used his acting career to bring a beloved video game character to life. Here is my interview with Cody Christian:

Brent Koepp: How much did the original FFVII inform your performance as Cloud in Rebirth?

Cody Christian: I think the key thing in what you just said was "informed." I had to do a lot of prep work and, honestly, just seek the right information, especially going into my performance in Final Fantasy VII Remake. But for me, at least the first iteration of the game in 1997, I didn't grow up playing Final Fantasy. I knew of it. I have an older brother who is very, very heavily involved in JRPGs in general and a lot of what Japanese culture has to offer. So he kind of pointed me in the right direction. The very first thing that I did - because I didn't have access to play it myself - is I watched an entire playthrough of the original Final Fantasy 7.

And then that led me down just a path of getting informed. I read all the information provided in text about the game. And then this obviously led me to watch Final Fantasy Advent Children, which I watched multiple times. So, all of that to say, I acquired as much information as I could about Cloud, knowing that there still had to be a part of me that added Cody to it. And the main goal with that was to get informed and know who this guy is inside and out or at least how he's been depicted because the benefit is the character isn't brand new.

We've seen Cloud. We know Cloud and the fan base attached to it. There's history, and there's lore to the character. So it's just about doing the work and then feeling comfortable enough that I knew what I needed to know so I can add the little drops of what I wanted to the character, which was just humanizing Cloud. I mean, yeah, in moments, he's an undefeatable Soldier who can tackle the world, but at the end of the day, he's still a human being. So that was kind of my priority in regards to portraying him.

Compared to FFVII Remake, Cloud has a lot of really emotional moments in Rebirth. I was wondering what kind of challenges you faced portraying this side of the character, who is normally more tough and emotionless at times.

Cody Christian: It actually wasn't a challenge at all. The bigger challenge was to identify and build on this character that is usually erring on stoicism. A character that is guarding his heart and emotions by choice because that's not who he is to the core. So, for Final Fantasy VII Remake, I think that it was more of a challenge to feel everything that was going on in the story, but to not externalize it with the character.

With Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, having the incredible material written by those in charge of the project was the most important. Those in charge of crafting the story and writing the scripts paved the way for my performance. Like listen, at the end of the day, I like to take a lot of ownership of how I portray Cloud. But I'd still just show up like many other people. So I have to tip my hat to the writers for providing a landscape for us to just really flesh these characters out and give this story what it deserves cinematically in 2024.

I have always been an actor first, that I know. And I've been acting for over two decades. I'm 28 years old. So, to have an opportunity in FFVII Rebirth and the support from the writers within the project to say yes, let's "perform," and let's tell a story that we want people playing to be so engaged that they feel what we want them to feel. That's everything to me, man. So I'm so happy to see our performance being received well from fans and critics.

Rebirth has many emotional moments, for sure. As someone who played the original game back in 1997, I got choked up in a few places due to the acting performances in the game. I love the original and consider it a masterpiece. But the cutscenes were limited to text to a degree. So to see how far you've guys taken the story in FFVII Rebirth is amazing.

Cody Christian: So many people have such a beautiful attachment to Final Fantasy VII. And yeah, the original from 1997 is perfect. But looking at the stunning cutscenes and the animations in Rebirth, you can appreciate it. We live in a time now where we have access to technology, and anything short of what we delivered in the Remake trilogy would have been selling this beautiful game short. It would have been robbing it of what it deserved. So I'm happy that things have been executed the way they have been with Rebirth, where the story kind of shifts.

In FFVII Rebirth, there is more of a focus on Cloud's relationships with the other characters in the story. What was the process behind working with the other cast members?

Cody Christian: I can't speak on all video games, as I have limited experience in the games industry. So I will say this with regards to Rebirth: we didn't get to work with each other in the studio. At least for me, I never got to record with anybody in the flesh. The only time that really happened was if an actor recorded sessions prior and they had the lines from another session, and they would pull them into my recording. And during those times you got to play off of the other actors.

But we've been doing this since 2019, which is like, five years? So the entire cast has known each other enough, and we've grown close enough that we have that connection. So if I'm reading a scene, say, for example, with Barret, I know the actor John Bentley so well that I can almost imagine and create that story in my head of how John is going to play it. And that sort of thing only comes with time and actors becoming comfortable with each other.

But man, I wish! I would love to act with the other cast members in a room. Listen, if there's ever the chance for this, if there is ever like a new Final Fantasy VII animated series of these characters where we could all be in the same room and be bantering back and forth, I would jump at the opportunity to do that! But for Rebirth, the process is a bit more precise and methodical during the recording process. So we didn't really get a chance.

What was your favorite Cloud moment in FFVII Rebirth? Or do you have any favorite acting moments in the game?

Cody Christian: Oh man [laughs]. Okay, so I have a couple. There is this moment where Cloud goes and gets transformed into a cute Moogle. He's flying around, and he can only say "Kupo." I absolutely lost it in that recording session. Because recording that scene was a good two hours or so. So, for those two hours, imagine me in this scenario having to play Cloud, looking like a tiny cute Moogle but trying to communicate with one word over and over again.

I remember this moment because we had to record about 10 lines of "Kupo" back to back to back to back, but each "Kupo" had a different intention behind it. It was just a crazy experience [laughs]. So, that was definitely a highlight for me. The other highlight that I thoroughly enjoyed as an actor was the part of the story where there's a shift in Cloud's behavior after Sephiroth gets his hands on him a little bit too much, and he starts to become a bit more unhinged.

These scenes become a game of cat and mouse, and there are interesting exchanges between Cloud and Tifa or Cloud and Aerith. During these moments, these characters get to see the side of Cloud, which is almost scary. Because it's like, is Cloud there, or is he not there? There's, like, this underlying tone of sinisterness which is something I never thought I would get to play when portraying this character. So, to dabble in that was a blast for me as an actor. I hope it looks cool in the final performance.

How much do you feel Cloud has changed from Remake to FFVII Rebirth?

Cody Christian: When Remake first came out, the concept of 'we are going to take one game and let it exist among three titles' kind of showed the landscape and how massive this project was going to be. Now, we are talking about 300 hours or more of a character's story being told across multiple arcs. The scope of that is crazy. So, understanding that this story was going to take some time to unfold and that we're going to have a different Cloud in 1, 2, and 3 - that was communicated to me before I jumped into this game.

So I kind of knew that this guarded, cold, and stoic Cloud was going to be shifting. And we're going to get to tackle a little bit more vulnerability. We're going to get to tackle a little bit more of the intimate side of Cloud's relationships. A true humanizing of "who is this" person behind the Buster Sword, if you will. So, in regards to prepping for this role, it was more of a mindset. It was an attitude shift. There was a comfortability I brought into FFVII Rebirth that I didn't have in Remake simply because of experience, pressure, and expectations.

Look, you try to silence all the chit-chat surrounding this role. But inevitably, this kind of thing is going to creep up on you. So, the first game was what it was. But with Rebirth, I finally got out of my head about the fact that I'm not like a fraud with regards to the voice acting thing. I dropped the whole voice aspect, and I'm like, I'm just acting in a different medium now. And that helped me tremendously. And this type of storytelling, like, let's see this tough badass man that will slice through six people, who will then also break down and cry - that's my bread and butter as an actor. I absolutely loved to do this role. I was even more excited that I actually had the support from the people making the choices for this game.

I can only do much. So the fact that I had the support from the creators of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth of "yes, let's make these characters feel real," let's make this story feel powerful, let's flesh out these iconic moments from the original game, and let's treat it in a cinematic way. This is a cinematic universe. It doesn't matter that you are playing and have a controller in your hand. When I look at this game, I can imagine it on a 100-foot IMAX screen. Because it justifiably exists there. So I just think having that approach with myself and everybody involved really meant everything. I always tip my hat to my director, Kirk. That's my man. I feel very safe in his hands and I felt guided in the right ways and able to perform. Without him and everyone else, we wouldn't have been able to do this. I'm just grateful his second game allowed us to do all that.

You said you had watched Advent Children and other FFVII Compilation titles in the lead-up to Rebirth. How much did those versions of Cloud influence your take on the character? Or did you treat Cloud in the Remake trilogy as a new version of him?

Cody Christian: I think inevitably, just because the character has already been established and I'm not the first person to have my hands on the role - Cloud is Cloud. Cloud exists outside of me and anybody that were to breathe life into him. So, with that said, there is due diligence to remove yourself enough to play the authenticity of the character first. And whether that be something I agree with or not, I'm not important in that conversation because the character and his authenticity take precedence over what I feel. So, with that being said, inevitably, there are going to be things that shine through in whatever iteration where Cloud shows up because that's Cloud.

But my goal is to play Cloud as truthfully as possible, but then add my own little interpretation. I've said this before, but my little interpretation is, "Make this guy feel like a human." Because at the end of the day, when he takes all of his armor off and puts the sword down, and if he was sitting in this living room right now across from a Tifa or across from an Aerith, and they are talking about whatever - that's what I imagine. I really put my head in this place where I go: "Cloud's existing here and now. What would that feel like?"

In a way, it's kind of crazy because I took my experience in the acting world, and I kind of just looked at it when I went to record like, "What if I was going into a big-budget action film?". That's kind of what I thought, in a way. What if I went into the trailer, put Cloud's shoulder pads on, and had a prop sword over my back? Like, really, I just kind of imagined what that would look like. But more importantly, what would that feel like? And I tried to emulate that and put it into a microphone and crossed my fingers. I hope it works! [Laughs]

Did you get to hear the original Japanese voice actor's performance for FFVII Rebirth before recording your take on Cloud for the English version of the game?

Cody Christian: Most of the recording process is done first in Japan. Everything is animated, rendered, recorded, and written in Japan. They have their hands on the game first, and they set the entire tone and precedence for the project. Then it comes to us. And basically, I have to match my performance after that line is translated to make sense in the Western world. And we have to match whatever kind of time slot, generally, that they've carved out and they've created. And it gets very very precise in regards to recording the line in over and under two milliseconds.

Maybe they will stretch this time slot for you, and you will get five milliseconds. So you have to exist in this window that has already been created. So with that, almost every line I get to hear the Japanese interpretation. And even though I don't fully know what's going on all the time, I can hear the emotion. And then I have my script lead with me, and I can ask questions if I have any. But I get to hear the tonality and the emotional life behind what's being said in Japanese first, which, more times than not, dictates how we do it on our end. It's been a cool experience, and I've been heavily influenced by what they are creating in Japan. I feel really attached to the world they've created in a way. I don't know if that sounds stupid, but I want to be out there. I want to be immersed in that environment and what they are doing.

FFVII Rebirth is now available on the PlayStation 5.

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Siliconera Thursday, March 14, 2024 2:30 PM

Bleach Anime Celebrating 20th Anniversary With Special Event

The Bleach anime series will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a special event in Yokohama. The event is scheduled to start on April 26, 2024 at the Yokohama Landmark Tower. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089!]

The special event titled "Bleach The Locus of Brave" is set to begin this spring and feature an exhibition that will show off artwork from Bleach series. There will also be special merchandise on sale at the event. The event is currently scheduled to run from April 26. 2024 through to May 26, 2024. More details will be revealed at a later time.

Alongside the announcement of the upcoming special event, the official Bleach 20th Anniversary website has launched and revealed brand new artwork featuring Ichigo and all of his various enemies and rivals throughout the series. The characters shown in the artwork include Renji, Ikkaku, Kenpachi, and Byakuya from the Soul Society Arc; Ulquiorra, Grimmjow, Nnoitra, Gin, and Aizen from the Arrancar Arc; Ginjo and Tsukishima from the Fullbringer Arc; and Yhwach and Ishida from the Thousand-Year Blood War Arc. The new artwork for the Bleach 20th Anniversary can be seen below:

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The website also details various upcoming collaborations. Bleach will be collaborating with EPOS Card to launch special card designs. Card applications for these specific designs will open on March 29, 2024. Bleach will also be releasing a special MV with SennaRin's song "Reaper" at the AnimeJapan 2024 Aniplex booth on March 23, 2024.

The original Bleach anime series began airing in 2004 through to 2012 and received four feature-length animated films during its initial run. The anime returned after nearly ten years with Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War in 2022, and the new season is scheduled to air in 2024.

"Bleach The Locus of Brave" special event is set to begin on April 26, 2024 in Yokohama.

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Siliconera Thursday, March 14, 2024 2:00 PM

gundam seed freedom dune

A new Gundam SEED: Freedom movie key visual appeared on the Japanese Dune: Part Two Twitter (X) account, showing Kira and Lacus in the same pose as Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya on the theatrical release poster. According to the post, the collaboration between the two movies is due to similarities to these two duos.

The Tweet compares the Paul and Chani duo with Kira and Lacus. Paul is preparing to overthrow House Harkonnen along with Chani, who will fight at his side as someone who understands him well. Meanwhile, Kira and Lacus are preparing for their own final battle. Even though they aren't always sure of what's the best for everyone, they will do what they can for their own beliefs. The Tweet states that the way that they stand up against destiny is very similar. In the Gundam SEED: Freedom version of the Dune: Part Two poster, we can see mechanical birds—a mascot from Seed—flying over head. Hisashi Hirai, who was the character designer for the movie and original show, drew this poster.

Gundam SEED: Freedom is the direct sequel of Gundam Seed Destiny, which was in turn a sequel to the first Gundam Seed. The movie had an original story, as well as new mobile suits. It aired in Japan on January 26, 2024.

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Freedom is still available to watch in certain movie theaters in Japan.

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Siliconera Thursday, March 14, 2024 1:30 PM

Pokemon Trading Card Game Twilight Masquerade Expansion Arrives in May

The Pokemon Company International offered an update on the Pokemon Trading Card Game expansion Twilight Masquerade. It will debut on May 24, 2024, and people can already see the Ogrepon cards and pre-order the Elite Trainer Box.

The initial announcement confirmed it will include more Pokemon Scarlet and Violet characters. This time, it's focusing on the Teal Mask DLC set in Kitakami. This is why Ogrepon cards feature so heavily. 160 cards will be present, with over 12 ex cards in the set.

Next, here's the video looking at the Ogrepon cards that will be present in the Pokemon Trading Card Game Twilight Masquerade expansion.

Finally, here is how the Elite Trainer Box for this expansion will look. The Pokemon Center is taking pre-orders for $59.99.

Pokemon Trading Card Game Twilight Masquerade will launch on May 24, 2024. The latest expansion is Temporal Forces

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Siliconera Thursday, March 14, 2024 1:00 PM

identity v little nightmares

NetEase has announced a batch of new outfits that will arrive in Identity V, including the return of the Junji Ito skins and the debut of the Little Nightmares collaboration costumes. You'll be able to get Six's outfit from the shop and Mono's outfit as an event reward.

For the Little Nightmares collaboration in Identity V, only two outfits will be available. The Six costume will be for the "Little Girl" Survivor and the Mono costume will be for the Axe Boy Hunter. Six was the main playable protagonist in the first game, while Mono was the playable protagonist in the second. Because Identity V does not often re-run collaboration costumes, it is advisable to purchase the Little Nightmares costumes if you want them while they're available.

While this is a new collaboration event, NetEase has also announced the return of the Junji Ito collection. The Souichi, Intersection Bishounen, and Kawakami Tomie outfits for Lucky Guy, Wu Chang, and Dream Witch, respectively, will return on April 3, 2024. The B-Duck collaboration featuring skins for Mercenary and Bonbon will return on May 16, 2024. NetEase has also announced upcoming collaboration skins with the China Academy of Art and Lawson.

Identity V is readily available on the Windows PC and mobile devices. Little Nightmares is available for the PS4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices. The sequel, Little Nightmares II, is available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Windows PC, and Nintendo Switch.

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Siliconera Thursday, March 14, 2024 12:30 PM

New Eiyuden Chronicle Trailer Appears Alongside Backer Beta

Rabbit and Bear shared a new Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes trailer and launched the Closed Backer Beta for Kickstarter supporters. The former can be seen by everyone, while the latter is only for backers to play on Steam.

First, here's the new Eiyuden Chronicle trailer. It both introduces many of the characters people will recruit, as well as shows off different gameplay elements.

As for the Closed Beta Backer, people who are on deck for one can head to Yetee Productions to log in and claim their Steam code. People aren't allowed to stream the game in its current state ahead of launch. However, the team did say people can talk about it a bit, minus spoilers, online.

Now that the game's release is drawing nearer, we're seeing more and more from the title. One of the latest updates involved a round of screenshots of the world map, the strategic battle mode, and the card minigame. There are also regular character profile drops.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will come to the Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Epic Games Store, GOG, and Steam on April 23, 2024, and the Steam Backer Beta is live now.

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Siliconera Thursday, March 14, 2024 12:00 PM

star rail white day

2024 is the first year of White Day for Honkai: Star Rail and Zenless Zone Zero. You can check out all of the characters via the official social media accounts for both games.

As a note, if you had made a Valentine's Day Tweet to the Honkai: Star Rail account, then you would have gotten a reply today from the character you Tweeted at. This reply would not be a picture of the character, but you'll also get a redeemable code that you can use in-game. You have until March 20, 2024 to use this code. The code will give you Credits and "Dreamlight" Mixed Sweets.

Like the Valentine's Day Tweets for Honkai: Star Rail, these White Day Tweets are not from the characters directly. They're told from a third-person perspective, describing them picking out the gift, as well as what present they picked for you. Luocha gives you chocolate, Argenti gives you blessed rose petals with cocoa and sweet honey, and Luka gives you a box of sweets.

As for Zenless Zone Zero, the Valentine's Day Tweet was Rina, Corin, and Ellen from Victoria Housekeeping. White Day also features Victoria Housekeeping. However, Lycaon, the only male character from that faction as of the time of writing, gave you chocolate. It's unknown if Lycaon, as a wolf man, can eat chocolate without poisoning himself.

Honkai: Star Rail is available for the PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. Zenless Zone Zero is in development for the PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices.

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Siliconera Thursday, March 14, 2024 11:30 AM

genshin impact white day 2024

It's White Day in Japan, and HoYoVerse uploaded its official collection of White Day 2024 artwork for Genshin Impact. This year, we have Lyney, Wriothesley, Enjou, and Baizhu.

As a note, the official Genshin Impact account retweeted the Ella Musk (Paimon2theMoon) account, which had posted fanart of Alhaitham and Wriothesley. These pieces of artwork are also for White Day. The posts for Alhaitham and Wriothesley do not have an accompanying text story in which the characters give you your present.

You can check out all of the fanart for Genshin Impact White Day 2024 here:

Meanwhile, here are the two pieces of fan art HoYoVerse decided to promote.

For Genshin Impact Valentine's Day 2024, HoYoVerse posted Jeht, Navia, and Lynette. Jeht was a prominent NPC from the Golden Slumber World Quest series in Sumeru. Her appearance during Valentine's Day was notable because she is the first NPC to appear in this series of seasonal artwork. Like Jeht, Enjou is an NPC, though he's from the From Dusk to Dawn in Byakuyakoku World Quest series in Inazuma. He is also very popular. While Jeht was popular for her relationship with the Traveler and the plot of her World Quest, Enjou's popularity stems from his funny personality.

Genshin Impact is readily available on the PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. Version 4.5 went live on March 13, 2024 and introduced new playable character Chiori. You can pull for her and Itto for a limited time.

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Siliconera Thursday, March 14, 2024 11:00 AM

Harada Says Tekken 8 Costume Cheats Will Be Banned

People have been sharing images of outlandish or incredibly large Tekken 8 costume cheats, and Producer Katsuhiro Harada says these cheaters will be banned. He addressed these issues, while also clarifying that the outfits shown in the example trailers online aren't custom skins.

First, Harada shared a video shared with him that showed someone playing as Alisa that turned her into a gigantic metal box. When commenting on it, he noted this was a case of someone cheating and they would be banned.

In the second example, Harada noted people should capture and report such videos with the #T8_report hashtag with the player's name and region. In this video example, someone used a giant hat with butterfly wings on Yoshimitsu when facing someone using Lili.

However, another tweet from Harada suggested that the team may distinguish between cheaters using costume cheats to break Tekken 8 and those with custom skins. He brought this up when clarifying the process the team goes through when banning someone for these actions.

As a reminder, people will be able to get various custom costumes officially from the Tekken Shop in-game.

Tekken 8 is available for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC.

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Siliconera Thursday, March 14, 2024 10:30 AM

FFXIV Online Store Gets Hatching-Tide 2023 Tonberry Attire costume, Emote

While you can sometimes get past Final Fantasy XIV event items in-game during the current run of a event, Square Enix chooses to sell some items in subsequent years. This means for 2024, the FFXIV Online Store is now selling 2023 items from Hatching-tide and Little Ladies' Day like the Tonberry Attire costume and Frighten Emote. 

The prices on the items vary, depending on what you choose to get. The least expensive items are the FFXIV Emote options. Both the Little Ladies' Dance and Frighten are $2 each.  

Frighten appeared at Hatching-tide 2023, and you can see it below.

Also, as the name suggests, the Little Ladies' Dance one appeared during Little Ladies' Day 2023.

The two Orchestrion Rolls available are "Decisions" and "Pa-Paya Demastered." Those are $3 each.

The other three items are $5 each. Authentic Hatching-tide Advertisement and Authentic Lovely Little Ladies' Day Advertisement furnishings can be picked up to decorate players' places. Finally, the FFXIV Online Store is selling all the Hatching-tide Tonberry Attire costume pieces together. That gives you a head, body, hands, culottes, and boots. You can also dye the outfit.

As a reminder, here's how the Tonberry Attire looks as-is and when someone customizes it.

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 14, 2024 10:00 AM

vshojo game

Hidden Leaf Games announced that it is developing a VShojo game. You can read the full statement on Hidden Leaf Games's official Twitter account.

According to the announcement, the VShojo game will feature personalities and Vtubers as playable characters. Bao Lam, who is the president of Hidden Leaf Games, said that the game will appeal to fans of the Vtubers, as well as the VTubers themselves. It will be an "authentic and fun gameplay experience," and the company is excited to create new experiences for VShojo's existing audience. Justin Ignacio, the CEO of VShojo, stated that this is an incredible opportunity for VTubers to express themselves through a game, and the two companies will work closely together on this project.

Hidden Leaf Games is an indie studio that started in 2019, with its founders formerly working at Riot Games and on PUBG. It released Fangs in 2022, which shut down in December 2023 so that the team could focus on Project Soulforge. As for VShojo, it was founded in 2020. Some of the performers associated with VShojo include Kuro Kurenai, Matara Kan, and Kson.

Hidden Leaf Games is developing a VShojo game and is collaborating with the company on this project. More information on it will appear in the future.

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Siliconera Thursday, March 14, 2024 9:30 AM

Devil May Cry Peak of Combat Japanese version release

Capcom and NebulaJoy have announced the release date for the Japanese version of Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat. People in Japan will be able to play the mobile game in their native language on April 11, 2024. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

Peak of Combat has been available worldwide in English since January 10, 2024. The mobile game is primarily based on Devil May Cry 3, with the designs for Dante, Vergil, and Lady taken from the 2005 game. However, it also features Nero and V, who debuted in Devil May Cry 4 and 5 respectively, as playable characters.

Even though the Japanese version will be available three months later than the English release, people in Japan will still be able to enter matchmaking for Co-op and PvP modes with players worldwide. Players who newly join the game will also receive 50,000 Red Orbs, 50 Demonic Potions, and 200 Gems as over 1 million people have pre-registered.

The Japanese YouTube channel for Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat also has a new trailer published to mark the release date announcement. Although the actual date is not mentioned in the trailer itself, NebulaJoy did mention it in the video's description box.

Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat is immediately available globally in English on Android and iOS devices. The Japanese version will be available on April 11, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, March 14, 2024 9:00 AM

gawr gura nendoroid re-release

Good Smile Company will re-release its Hololive Gawr Gura Nendoroid for a limited time. You can pre-order it via the official website.

Pre-orders will end on April 24, 2024. If you purchase it from the Japanese site, it'll cost 6200 JPY and if you order it from the North American site, it'll cost $38.99. Those in Japan will get the Nendoroid some time in August 2024. Meanwhile, those in North America will get it in Q1 2025. LIke all other Good Smile Company merchandise, only those who live in Japan, Canada, and North America, will be able to purchase directly from the website due to licensing restrictions.

Good Smile Company first revealed the Gawr Gura Nendoroid back in July 2021. This Nendoroid comes with three face plates, which includes a standard expression and two different smiles. Optional parts include Bloop and her trident. You will also be able to remove Gawr Gura's hood if you want a change of pace.

Gawr Gura debuted as part of Hololive Myth in 2020. Other VTubers who were from her generation include Mori Calliope, Watson Amelia, and Ninomae Ina'nis. In 2021, she surpassed Kizuna Ai for YouTube subscribers, with 2.99 million subscribers at the time. She is still one of the most popular VTubers in the world. As of the time of writing, she has over 4.45 million subscribers on her YouTube channel.

The Good Smile Company re-release of its Gawr Gura Nendoroid will be available for pre-order until April 24, 2024.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, March 14, 2024 3:47 PM
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     Making Polymer PalworldPalworld is an Early Access title, which means that it has its fair share of bugs and problems. Polymer not showing up when wanting to craft it is a problem some players face, although it may not be a bug exactly. There are many things you can do in Palworld before ruling it out as a bug, as Polymer is a rather complicated item with some factors to be considered before you can craft it in the first place. How to unlock Polymer in Palworld Firstly, make sure that you actually have Polymer unlocked in the skill tree. It won't appear to craft if it isn't unlocked. Screenshot: PC Invasion You'll find Polymer at Level 33, and they cost 2 Tech Points to unlock. A simple check will resolve this. If you don't have it unlocked, and are hurting for Technology Points, then quickly grabbing the two closest Fast Travel points will do. If you do have it unlocked, then move on to the next stage. Building the Production Assembly Line The description for...

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     Baldurs Gate 3 Player Turned To Gold And Somehow Received Permanent BuffsNot sure if this was intentional or just a glitch, but whatever it is you should make use of it. One Baldur's Gate 3 player turned to gold from an enemy encounter and somehow received permanent buffs for the entirety of Act 2. Baldur's Gate 3 player kept all resistances in Act 2 after being turned to gold When this one Baldur's Gate 3 player on Reddit fought against Gerringothe Thorm, the Toll Collector, they were turned to gold and received resistance to all damage types, but somehow these buffs became permanent. This player explained how three out of the four party members turned to gold and exploded. Their Tav was the last man standing and was able to end the fight, reviving their party members afterward. I got turned to gold and kept the resistances all Act 2 byu/Jamesbondbadil inBaldursGate3 Little did they know that the resistance they gained after being turned to gold would stick with them. The photo they shared on Reddit displayed resistance to a...

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