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Kotaku Friday, March 22, 2024 4:55 PM

Rise of the Ronin is Team Ninja's most ambitious game to date, one that takes the studio's best elements and combines them into a kind of "Greatest Hits" album. It's also the developer's biggest game thus far, with an open-world environment replete with side activities to complete and map markers to chase. There are a…


Kotaku Friday, March 22, 2024 3:54 PM

Grand Theft Auto VI is likely one of the most anticipated games in history, with millions of players around the world waiting for any scrap of info or screenshot of the upcoming open-world crime simulator. However, as remote workers struggle with an unwanted return-to-office mandate from Rockstar Games, Kotaku has…


Kotaku Friday, March 22, 2024 2:50 PM

Relic Castle, a popular forum focused on the creation and sharing of Pokémon fan games, has gone offline with no advanced warning. The folks behind the site blame a DMCA takedown notice for the sudden shutdown.


Kotaku Friday, March 22, 2024 2:15 PM

The last major piece of content for 2023's Final Fantasy XVI now has a release date. The Rising Tide, the second of two planned post-release DLCs, is coming to PlayStation 5 on April 18. It will cost $19.99, or players can purchase the $24.99 Expansion Pass to gain access to both The Rising Tide and the first DLC, Echo…


Kotaku Friday, March 22, 2024 2:00 PM

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth grants its characters a wide array of abilities and powers. While each character can learn a number of offensive attacks through weapons and their Folio skill trees, materia is central to the game. These magical orbs that grant you abilities and powers offer a number of great spells your…


Kotaku Friday, March 22, 2024 1:04 PM

Undawn is an open-world zombie survival shooter that launched in June 2023 on mobile and PC, but I don't blame you for not knowing anything about it. According to Reuters, the game, which appears to have been on very few people's radar, didn't perform well for Chinese conglomerate Tencent, despite Oscar-winning actor…


PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 7:59 PM
     Can you fast travel in Dragon's Dogma 2?

Can you fast travel in Dragon's Dogma 2? The journey is the more worthy part, the real adventure was the friends we made along the way, etc. Exploration in RPGs is part of the fun, and wandering can sometimes be more fruitful than mainlining the story, but there are occasions when you need to get someplace fast, and that's where fast travel comes in.

We're deep into the rich RPG game that Capcom has crafted. Taking down monsters, having nice chats with townfolk, taking down some more monsters; it's all in a day's work for a Dragon's Dogma 2 Pawn, but what do you do if you need to get across the DD2 map quickly? Here's how to fast travel in DD2.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 7:56 PM
     How to delete your Dragon's Dogma 2 save and start a new game

How do you delete your Dragon's Dogma 2 save file? If you've ever played either of the Dragon's Dogma games, you know immediately that there are certain aspects of the game that aren't like normal RPGs. Mechanics like the way fast travel works and having your food spoil after a day can be frustrating, but not having the option to easily delete your save is another level of awkward.

Fortunately, if you're playing Dragon's Dogma 2 on PC, there's a way to delete your save, but you're going to have to jump through some hoops first. Whether you've screwed up a number of Dragon's Dogma 2 missions or you couldn't solve the Dragon's Dogma 2 Sphinx riddles on your own, there are plenty of reasons why you might want to start a new game. Here's what you have to do to delete your Dragon's Dogma 2 save.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 4:56 PM
     Final Fantasy 16 PC release date is

While we're going to have to keep waiting for the date and time, Final Fantasy producer Naoki "Yoshi-P" Yoshida has confirmed that the PC version of Final Fantasy 16 is on the way and coming "soon."

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 3:56 PM
     Bethesda among 2023's highest-rated publishers, despite Redfall

With all the hype and subsequent disappointment surrounding the launches of Redfall and Starfield, it may come as a surprise that Bethesda has wound up in Metacritic's top ten publishers of 2023. Even after some big disappointments, the company published some genuine bangers last year - enough to offset the poor reception of two of its banner titles.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 4:05 PM
     How to find Dragon's Dogma 2 Seeker's Tokens

What are Seeker's Tokens in Dragon's Dogma 2? Found throughout the lands of Vermund and Battahl, Seeker's Tokens are shining coins found in hard-to-reach locations and hidden areas. With 240 of them in total, you'd think you'd stumble upon them everywhere you went; however, they're so well hidden that even after a couple dozen hours of exploring you might not have found more than 20. With enough of them, you can trade them for powerful items. This guide details how you can find more.

Interested in learning more about Dragon's Dogma 2? With a bigger emphasis on story over the first game, you'd best read up on all Dragon's Dogma 2 characters. These characters reside in one of three major regions, so taking a look at the Dragon's Dogma 2 map might help you not get so lost. Otherwise, continue on to learn about Seeker's Tokens.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 2:50 PM
     Dragon's Dogma 2 A Beggar's Tale quest guide

How does the beggar make his money in Dragon's Dogma 2? This ambiguous quest will task you with simply watching the beggar in Dragon's Dogma 2 - but please don't do what we did and follow him for 24 in-game hours. Conversations with him and the bystander nearby who grants the quest turn up nothing, so just how do you complete this optional mission in DD2?

It's just one of many Dragon's Dogma 2 quests, but it can be a head-scratcher if you don't know where to turn. To pick this quest up in Dragon's Dogma 2, you'll need to be near the statue in the Merchant Quarter in Vernworth, so check the Dragon's Dogma 2 map if you're not sure where to head first.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 2:37 PM
     Grimoires Era codes March 2024

March 22, 2024: Four new Grimoires Era codes are in.

What are the new Grimoires Era codes? This Roblox experience has you choosing between the forces of good and evil in an open-world adventure. Will you fight for justice, or is being bad all too enticing? No matter which side you choose, you'll need to get your hands on freebies to help you get started.

Grimoires Era is one of the up-and-coming Roblox games, thanks to its anime inspiration. It's a trendy genre, with some of the best experiences out there also having their own set of codes. We have all the active Blox Fruit codes, Blade Ball codes, and Anime Champions Simulator codes if you fancy something a little different, but with that said, we've done all the hard work to gather all the active Grimoires Era codes below.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 2:32 PM
     GPO codes March 2024

March 22, 2024: A bunch of GPO codes dropped last week.

What are the new GPO codes? We've got the lot! Often topping the charts when it comes to anime-inspired Roblox adventures, Grand Piece Online codes are becoming increasingly rare, making them all the more valuable with each new update. They're a great way to keep ahead of the competition or, if you're new, make an immediate dent in the world. They're also good for getting secondary characters over the starting hurdles. But they expire fast.

Released in 2021, Grand Piece Online sees hundreds of thousands of eager Roblox pirates and marines flock to its shores every day. Inspired by the One Piece anime and manga, this one still closely competes with Blox Fruits codesKing Legacy codes, and Fruit Battlegrounds codes. They're some of the biggest, most well-known Pirate-faring adventures on the platform right now, and a great way to understand how this one looks to change things up.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 2:30 PM
     Fruit Battlegrounds codes March 2024

March 22, 2024: We're looking for new Fruit Battlegrounds codes for the weekend.

What are the new Fruit Battlegrounds codes? Codes for this Roblox game are a must-have if you want to dominate the leaderboards in the fruity arena. Players are drawn to Popo's game for the anime style and inspiration. You've probably already guessed, but it's another adventure game based on a certain fruit-obsessed Japanese franchise.

You might be wondering how to get your hands on Fruit Battlegrounds codes to get free gems that you can spend on free spins, or if you're playing other Roblox games, we have Project Slayers codes and Blox Fruits codes, too. And if you're looking for something a little more new and shiny, Blade Ball codes and Pet Simulator 99 codes are coming in hot.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 2:34 PM
     Dragon's Dogma 2 forgery and scrap store location guide

How do you create a Dragon's Dogma 2 forgery? While venturing across Vermund en route to the Battahl region, you'll pass through the Checkpoint Rest Town, where you'll come across several new quests and the suspicious scrap store. The store's primary function is to forge duplicates of items you already own, which will be familiar to anyone who visited the original game's Black Cat shop.

The many Dragon's Dogma 2 quests and mechanics can be fairly obtuse, so I'd recommend checking out our breakdown of every Dragon's Dogma 2 vocation, plus our guide to the DD2 map and various explorable regions therein. Now, let's delve into the nefarious world of Dragon's Dogma 2 counterfeits.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 2:29 PM
     Fishing Simulator codes March 2024

March 22, 2024: We're trying for new Fishing Simulator codes for the 3.7.0 update.

What are the latest Fishing Simulator codes? Get the best gear and take to the seas to catch fish, hunt sharks, uncover sunken ships, and explore islands for treasure. To customize your aquarium, you need to get ahead of the competition, and that means redeeming a code to get some bonus gold, shards, and gems.

Sometimes, these Roblox games release codes relatively infrequently, but there are plenty of alternatives out there that have their own set of codes, such as Blox Fruits codes, Fruit Battlegrounds codes, and Anime Champions Simulator codes. We've even got Blade Ball codes for one of the hottest Roblox games on the platform. For now, though, here's what's going on with Fishing Simulator codes.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 2:23 PM
     Elemental Dungeons codes March 2024

March 22, 2024: At long last, new Elemental Dungeons codes are in.

What are the latest Elemental Dungeons codes? As one of the hottest new Roblox games, many players are discovering their innate magical abilities for the first time by exploring dungeons filled with gold to plunder, and gargantuan boss fights to battle against. You can use your sword, but the best techniques are all magical in nature.

So, if you want to be the envy of your friends in this hack-and-slash Roblox adventure, you can use gems to summon new abilities to make short work of your foes. Elemental Dungeons is quite similar to many anime-inspired Roblox games, including separate code lists for Anime Champions Simulator codes, Blox Fruits codes, and Fruits Battlegrounds codes, which are just some of the most popular ones out there.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 2:21 PM
     Dress to Impress codes March 2024

March 22, 2024: We're back out here looking for new Dress to Impress codes.

What are the new Dress to Impress codes? Look no further if you want to strut your stuff on the catwalk with all the latest fashion accessories. We have all the hottest accessories for you to unlock and add to your ensemble to create a stunning new look, and it's as simple as entering a code or two.

Unlike most Roblox games, these Dress to Impress codes will permanently unlock a set of items that you can add to your wardrobe. We also have codes for the best Roblox games, such as Berry Avenue codes, Brookhaven codesAnime Last Stand codes and Blox Fruits codes, to help you maximize your freebies.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 2:19 PM
     Doors codes March 2024

March 22, 2024: It's not too late to use the Doors code for the big Hunt update.

What are the new Doors codes? Doors is a horror game on the Roblox platform that's not for the faint of heart – especially if you're sensitive to jump scares. Your goal is to advance through a series of doors while avoiding the terrifying entities that give chase. Thankfully, our list of the latest Doors codes is here to help you reach Door 100 in one piece.

The latest Doors codes unlock a trove of additional supplies in the Roblox game - including Knobs, Revives, and Boosts - so be sure to redeem them before they expire. We've also included a step-by-step guide on how to redeem Doors codes. Bring some levity to the spooky escape room by tuning your radio to the best Roblox song IDs. If you're a Roblox enthusiast, our Shinobi Life 2 codes and Project Mugetsu codes are sure to be of value.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 2:13 PM
     How to get Dragon's Dogma 2 Wakestone Shards

How do you find Dragon's Dogma 2 Wakestone Shards? These trinkets, when combined together, turn into an immensely powerful item. With Wakestones in your inventory, you get a free revive every time you die in battle, or you can resurrect a deceased NPC in a local cemetery.

To help you get as many shards as possible in Dragon's Dogma 2, you need a key item you get via one of the Dragon's Dogma 2 quests: the Dragon's Gaze. This powerful relic marks the locations of nearby Wakestone Shards items on your Dragon's Dogma 2 map. Once you find three shards, they'll automatically combine into a Wakestone, and you'll want as many of these as you can hold. Read on to learn how to farm these precious gems.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 2:17 PM
     Death Ball codes March 2024

March 22, 2024: We're still searching for Death Ball codes for the Korblox boss update.

What are the new Death Ball codes? If you're looking for some free gems to afford the anime-inspired skin of your dreams or the best blades and skills you need to keep up with the competition, then you've come to the right place as we're here with some codes to help you win a round of Death Ball.

Of course, this is a very similar game to one of the most popular Roblox experiences out there, but with an anime twist. Incidentally, we have all the latest freebies in one place if you're looking for the latest Blade Ball codes, and if you prefer anime gems, these some Haze Piece codes, Fruits Battlegrounds codes, or Anime Champions Simulator codes will get you free stuff there too.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 2:22 PM
     Dragon's Dogma 2 The Heel of History guide

How do you find Malcolm in Dragon's Dogma 2? If you've stealthed your way into Vermund's dungeons to seek out the magistrate, you'll already know he's surprisingly uninterested in escaping with you. That is unless you can find a library for him to call home. The ever-helpful Captain Brant will then point you in the direction of a fellow called Kendrick, but he's less interested in helping you locate a massive archive and more set on finding a missing boy called Malcolm.

In this Dragon's Dogma 2 main quest, you'll need to gather information from the children in the local area before you can explore some nearby ruins. Like most derelict places in RPG games, this is filled with bats, rats, and spiders, but they shouldn't pose much of a threat. However, if you want to complete The Caged Magistrate quest, you'll first need to finish this one. We've got the step-by-step instructions for how to complete The Heel of History below.

This guide contains spoilers for The Heel of History quest, including relevant story context.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 2:14 PM
     Car Dealership Tycoon codes March 2024

March 22, 2024: We're still out looking for Car Dealership Tycoon codes for the Hunt Roblox event.

What are the new Car Dealership Tycoon codes? Alongside the obbies, murder mysteries, and shooters, Roblox is filled to the brim with any life simulator you could imagine, allowing you to live out your wildest dreams. If you've always wanted to run your own car dealership, test drive the fastest sports cars, and rake in that cash, then Foxzie's Car Dealership Tycoon lets you do just that.

As with any new business, you need money to get off the ground. Sure, Car Dealership Tycoon hands out easy money, as you can earn it by simply driving around the Roblox experience, but you'll be driving for a while before you can add that new floor to the showroom. If you're a little light on customers, why not take a break from running your business with Anime Champions Simulator codes, Southwest Florida codes, and Blox Fruits codes instead?

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 2:12 PM
     Brookhaven codes March 2024

March 22, 2024: For this week's new Brookhaven code, we've added Rock - Dreams.

What are the new Brookhaven codes? Brookhaven is one of the most popular sandbox games on the Roblox platform, allowing you to meet up with friends and explore the town's bustling streets and sleepy suburbs. Our Brookhaven codes can put a little pep in your step as you act out different scenarios with some free music for your portable speakers.

Brookhaven offers a ton of freedom, so there are no pesky limitations to sidestep – you can snap up new houses and tear up the tarmac with various cars and bikes. Our Brookhaven codes grant you access to a whole playlist of popular tunes to serve as your soundtrack while you're at it. We've also got Doors codes, King Legacy codes, and Anime Adventures codes if you're searching for all the best goodies available across the Roblox platform.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 2:15 PM
     Da Hood codes March 2024

March 22, 2024: There's still time to grab the 1m cash Da Hood code.

What are the new Da Hood codes? You need tons of cash to equip yourself with the best weapons on these mean streets, whether you're a criminal ransacking banks and shops across the city or a cop trying to stop this crime spree in its tracks. No matter if you decide to side with the robbers or cops, you'll find that having lots of cash can help you take advantage.

Da Hood is a third-person shooter game you can play on the Roblox platform, and you can earn cash by either robbing places or catching criminals in the act. If you need further freebies, we've also got the latest Blox Fruits codes, Anime Adventures codes, and Shindo Life codes to redeem.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 2:09 PM
     Blade Ball codes March 2024 – free skins and spins

March 22, 2024: We're back looking for Blade Ball codes for last week's V3 update.

What are the new Blade Ball codes? Those who want to stand out while playing this dodgeball game can splash out on new weapons, skills, and even explosive effects. To get them, though, you need coins, and there are ways to instantly get a small amount of coins to roll the dice while getting a chance to open crates and maybe pull a rare sword skin. 

There are other similar games on the Roblox platform, so be sure to get all the latest Arm Wrestle Simulator codes to get yourself ripped or learn the secret of Berry Avenue codes if you'd rather live a calmer virtual life. Here are all the latest Blade Ball codes, how to enter them, and where to find more.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 2:05 PM
     Berry Avenue codes March 2024

March 22, 2024: We've added a new Berry Avenue code for a Blue Prankster Hoodie.

What are the new Berry Avenue codes? Rather than being a conventional Roblox game that uses tower defense, RPG, or shooting game-style mechanics, Berry Avenue is a playground where you can buy a house, work a job, or drive around without a care in the world looking fabulous.

However, you may have noticed that everyone else looks much more stylish than most Roblox experiences. Is this because of the time they spent playing the roleplay sandbox game or perhaps linked to how much they paid in real-world money? While you're here, you should know that we also keep lists of Blox Fruits codes, King Legacy codes, and Anime Adventures codes to get you some free items and rolls for those games.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 2:03 PM
     Bee Swarm Simulator codes March 2024

March 22, 2024: There's still no word on Beesmas but we're looking for new Bee Swarm Simulator codes anyway.

What are the active Bee Swarm Simulator codes? Whether you're in the market for some free items to help you get started farming honey, or you need that extra boost to your bee's effectiveness at collecting pollen, there's no quicker way to get your hive started than to redeem a whole bunch of codes. However, it's not always easy to know where to find ones that work.

So, if you want to give your little pollinators a helping hand, we have many tried and tested active Bee Swarm Simulator codes to redeem that give you valuable free items and boosts. We also have freebies for other popular Roblox games, including Blade Ball codes, Blox Fruits codes, and Murder Mystery 2 codes to help you get ahead.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 2:02 PM
     Arsenal codes March 2024

March 22, 2024: We're looking for new Arsenal codes for the Hunt collaboration.

How do you get Arsenal codes? The Roblox-based shooter has proven itself to be quite the popular experience, with teams taking shots at each other with machine guns, bazookas, and even flinging magic spells from books.

Take your gaming experience to the next level by redeeming Arsenal codes to gain exclusive skins and announcer voices. There are other Roblox shooting games out there, all with their own unlocks, so make sure you check out the best Da Hood codes for more. If you want to try something completely different like racing motorbikes, there are also Motorcycle Mayhem codes to redeem.

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PCGamesN Friday, March 22, 2024 1:48 PM
     Horizon Forbidden West has half the Steam players the first game did

If you forgot that the former PlayStation 5 exclusive Horizon Forbidden West was launching on PC this week, it would be hard to blame you: right now, the big story is Dragon's Dogma 2. Despite the technical issues PC players have been facing in Dragon's Dogma 2, it's managed to overshadow Forbidden West, which has arrived on PC in a much more polished state.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 22, 2024 2:06 PM

Fortnite, one of the biggest third-person shooters in, well, ever, could be about to become one of the biggest first-person shooters ever. Epic have revealed that a first-person camera mode is headed to their ridiculously popular battle royale game later in 2024, letting you blast Peter Griffin, Solid Snake's flat butt and other pop-culture icons up-close.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 22, 2024 1:37 PM

There's a The Sims movie in the works, and it's already signed up some major star-power in the form of Margot 'Barbie' Robbie's production company and the director behind Marvel show Loki and the upcoming second season of The Last of Us. EA's on board, too.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 22, 2024 1:13 PM

After its gorgeous Steam Next Fest demo last month, tiny little house builder Summerhouse has now arrived on Steam in full, launching just a couple of weeks ago on March 8th. I've been having a swell time with this over the last few days, particularly as I noodle about in the other big backdrops that weren't available in its earlier demo.

But there's been another Summerhouse development this week that has arguably delighted me even more. Solo developer Friedemann took to Xwitter on Monday to detail all the games that inspired him to make Summerhouse in the first place, and there are some really surprising, but fascinating call outs in there, including Stronghold Crusader and Sword & Sworcery. I love it when developers go in-depth about things they've seen in other games and tried to riff on in their own creations, so please, let's make this a tradition for all new game releases, yeah?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 22, 2024 1:03 PM

Shadows of the Damned, the unexpected collaboration between No More Heroes, Killer7 and Lollipop Chainsaw creator Goichi 'Suda51' Suda and Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, will finally see a PC release with a new remake later this year - over a decade after it first hit consoles.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 22, 2024 1:00 PM

Readers may be aware that I am a Warhammer 40K orbiter, but I am not of Warhammer 40K. Recent events have conspired so that I have experienced a bunch of Warhammer 40K in a way that exposes me to the world passively, without lore dumping. I played the PowerWash Sim x 40K crossover DLC and loved it for just putting cool big machines in front of me and refusing to explain further, so when James picked Darktide as this month's RPS Game Club Game, like someone incautiously opening the door to Mormons, I was ready to let more of the God Emperor into my life. Except, having played some Darktide, I do not want to play Darktide. For me, playing Darktide does, in some measure, get in the way of enjoying Darktide.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 22, 2024 12:55 PM

I've got about one more Amazon Spring Deal Days highlight left in me today, so I'm going to spend it on something that's close to my heart. And, currently, my left foot. It's the lovely NZXT H5 Flow, an airy mid-tower case that's easy to build in, smart-looking, and 21% off in both black and white.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 22, 2024 12:55 PM

Being at once repellent and compelling is some kind of criterion for Real Art Status, and Horses - developed by Saturnalia developers Santa Ragione and directed by Andrea Lucco Borlera - certainly earns that accolade. Out later in 2024, this first-person horror game takes inspiration from the Surrealism art movement and from silent cinema, with monochrome visuals, speech cards in place of spoken dialogue, and rickety live-action footage for certain animations and transitions. But it's also, I think, a meditation on the unique kinds of grotesque only videogames can produce, one that goes beyond the mere portrayal of squalor and bloodshed to explore particular generations and traditions of videogame graphics that are intrinsically cursed. It stood out amid the breezy action games and cosy life sims of this year's Day Of The Devs expo in San Francisco like a bell-tolling plaguebearer in a crowd of Tellytubbies.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 22, 2024 12:38 PM

Airships have an odd place in games. They pop up as a central idea in a fair few games, but there hasn't really been a definitive one about actually piloting your own.

Passing By - A Tailwind Journey isn't aiming for that, I think, but it nonetheless captures a key part of the appeal such a game should have. It's the sense of drifting, both with the wind and with life more generally, and the stretches of not particularly much happening. But in a good way. This is a game about taking it easy, choosing to sail by the less remarkable things unless you happen to fancy stretching your legs, and having only the trust that the currents will take you where you're meant to go when they get around to it. It's not a purely vibe-based game, but you'll definitely enjoy it a lot more if you can appreciate the mood.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, March 22, 2024 12:05 PM

Last time I checked, my pawn Bronco sat at 80 in the monthly leaderboard of the pawn global rankings. Not forgetting that this is pre-release, so his place within the top 100 isn't quite as good as it seems. This pains me. I am saddened that my sweet, sweet boy Bronco isn't being picked up by adventurers as much as I'd like. He may not be a 1:1 recreation of a popular anime character or like, Tony Blair, but he is fantastic at shredding monsters.

Thing is, his ranking means that I'm not doing enough. Right now, I need to make his CV more appealing to prospective clientele and I need to become the agent he deserves. Dragon's Dogma 2 may be an action RPG, but it is also about being the best agent you can possibly be.

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umamusume movie

Cygames and Toho Movie has announced a movie for Umamusume: Pretty Derby. The title of the movie is Umamusume: Pretty Derby - Beginning of a New Era, and it'll come out on May 24, 2024 in Japan.

You can watch the trailer here:

Like the games, the movie seems to focus on the horse girls working hard in order to win their races and beat their rivals. It'll be kind of like a sports anime, in that sense. Horse girls who will play a major role in the Umamusume: Pretty Derby movie are: Jungle Pocket, Agnes Tachyon, Manhattan Cafe, Dantsu Flame, and TM Opera O.

From the trailer, it seems that the movie will follow Jungle Pocket as the protagonist, who experiences defeat at the hands of Agnes Tachyon. Though Jungle Pocket views Agnes Tachyon as her rival and trains to defeat her, Agnes Tachyon, like in the game, has very little actual interest in racing and doesn't care about winning. The movie focuses on a group of horse girls separate from the ones who starred in the anime. The anime featured characters like Special Week, Kitasan Black, and Gold Ship.

Umamusume: Pretty Derby is readily available for Windows PC and mobile devices, and it's only in Japanese. Umamusume: Pretty Derby - Beginning of a New Era will appear in movie theaters in Japan from May 24, 2024.

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Siliconera Friday, March 22, 2024 7:30 PM

Final Fantasy VII Aerith's Theme 50-Note Music Box Costs Over $700

Square Enix announced that the company will re-release the Final Fantasy VII Aerith's Theme 50-note music box. The box costs 107,800 yen (or approximately $712) and is expected to be released in Japan on October 5, 2024.

Pre-orders are now open from the Square Enix online e-store. The 50-note music box is handcrafted by skilled artisans and designed to be able to play the song for a longer time than other of Square Enix's music boxes. The entire duration of the song cylinder is 1 minute and 45 seconds. In addition, the cover of the box is labeled with a serial number on the inside, as well as the title of the track and other information about it.

You can check out the FFVII Aerith's Theme 50-note music box in more detail here:

Square Enix has previously released various collections of smaller music boxes featuring songs from the Final Fantasy series. The company re-released the latest batch of music boxes back in January 2024.

The Final Fantasy VII Aerith's Theme 50-note music box costs 107,800 yen (~$712.) The music box will release in Japan on October 5, 2024, and is now available for pre-order from the Square Enix online e-Store.

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Siliconera Friday, March 22, 2024 6:30 PM

honkai star rail acheron trailer

Ahead of her playable debut in Honkai: Star Rail, HoYoVerse has revealed more character information about Acheron, as well as her Myriad Celestia trailer. Her Myriad Celestia trailer heavily references Honkai Impact 3rd and Gun Girls Z.

You can watch her Myriad Celestia trailer here:

You can also watch it in Mandarin, Korean, and Japanese.

In the Myriad Celestia trailer "Kyoden: A Cleave Across the Transient World" for Acheron, as she appears in Honkai: Star Rail, we see hints of her mysterious past. As mentioned earlier, there are lots of references to Honkai Impact 3rd. Kevin Kaslana's voice actor appears in it, Acheron's horns are like the Herrscher of Thunder's, "Honkai World Diva" motifs play in the trailer, and more. It appears that Acheron occupies a very similar position as Welt in the overall story.

Her character introduction on HoYoLab focuses a lot more on her character. She talks about how she carries make-up around as an old habit, as well as how she enjoys the company that people can provide on her journey alone through the Cosmos. We do know from the special program for 2.1 that Acheron will be a Lightning Nihility character who'll fulfill the DPS role. Not only can she cause AoE Lightning damage, but she can also debuff enemies, as well as lower enemies' Toughness.

Honkai: Star Rail is readily available on the PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. Acheron will appear in Honkai: Star Rail phase 1, which will go live on March 27, 2024. Gallagher, a 4-star Fire Abundance, will also make his playable debut in her banner.

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Siliconera Friday, March 22, 2024 6:00 PM

ouro kronii hospital

Ouro Kronii of Hololive is in the hospital, and it's unclear how long she'll be in there for. She announced this as part of a Tweet advertising her merchandise.

On March 22, 2024, Ouro Tweeted her birthday merchandise, which will be available until April 15, 2024. Goods include a rubber mat, a pencil case, and a pencil. You can get these items in the Hololive Pro shop and Geek Jack, which are available in both English and Japanese. In this Tweet, she stated that she is "so dying right now" and that she can't "talk or breathe."

She later Tweeted in a follow-up post that she's in the hospital, but that her "shill game is on," complete with a nail care emoji before she passed out again. Replies to Ouro's Tweet have been very positive but also concerned. Many people have stated that they went and bought her goods already, as well as hoping that she'll be alright.

Some people have asked what kind of crazy flu Ouro got that would put her in the hospital. The official Hololive EN Twitter (X) account did not post anything about a hiatus. So she may not be in there for too long. Ouro Kronii is a liver with Hololive who debuted in 2021 as part of the Hololive Council, which is the second generation of Hololive English.

Other livers who debuted with her include Ceres Fauna, Hakos Baelz, and Nanashi Mumei. As of the time of writing, she has 945,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel.

Ouro Kronii is in the hospital for an indeterminate amount of time.

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Siliconera Friday, March 22, 2024 5:00 PM

tower of fantasy evangelion event rei

The official Tower of Fantasy Twitter (X) account has posted a trailer for the game's upcoming collaboration event with Neon Genesis Evangelion, with Rei Ayanami taking the main stage. Rei will appear in the game from March 28, 2024.

In Tower of Fantasy, Rei fights with a bow and can shoot energy arrows, which is not something that she could do in the original Neon Genesis Evangelion. She can also summon her Unit-00 to attack enemies, as well as to activate its AT Field. You can unlock Rei as a simulacra for your characters during the event, much like how you can play as a simulacra version of Asuka.

Hotta Studio first announced its Neon Genesis Evangelion crossover event in early December 2023. During this time, we knew that Shinji, Rei, and Asuka would be prominent characters in the event, and that there would be a limited story, as well as exclusive costumes and mounts. Other items you can get during this event include the hair accessory that all Evangelion candidates wear, Asuka's eyepatch, and a Pen Pen pet.

Tower of Fantasy is readily available on the PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. The Neon Genesis Evangelion event will end on April 29, 2024.

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Siliconera Friday, March 22, 2024 4:30 PM

world is mine miku figure

A scale figure of Hatsune Miku as she appears in the "World is Mine" music video will come out soon. Redjuice, the artist for the original music video, drew the art for Good Smile Company to promote it. [Thanks, Kahotan!]

Redjuice's illustration for this figure seems to be how the figure will look like. There is no prototype yet, so there is also no telling when the World is Mine Miku 2024 figure will come out. Redjuice is holding an art exhibition at the moment, and you'll be able to visit it at the Yurakucho Marui in Japan. The exhibition will be available until April 7, 2024.

As for "World is Mine," ryo (of Supercell) produced the music and lyrics, while Redjuice provided the illustrations. In this music video, Miku pins her bangs and is wearing a white frilly dress with black tights and red shoes. She has asymmetrical ribbons in her pigtails, and a crown.

The concept of the song is that Miku is a spoiled and selfish princess-like girl who falls in love with a more standoffish guy. She starts the song demanding attention but as the song goes on, she vows to change (such as through dieting) for him. The song is very popular and is in the Vocaloid Hall of Myths. It's usually in games like the Project DIVA series and even Taiko no Tatsujin.

The World is Mine 2024 figure of Hatsune Miku is in production.

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Siliconera Friday, March 22, 2024 4:00 PM

NieR Automata Anime Second Cour Trailer, Key Art Includes More Spoilers

Aniplex released a new teaser trailer for the second cour of the Nier: Automata Ver1.1a anime series, as well as a new key visual for the upcoming season. The release date for the new batch of episodes is still marked as 2024. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

Editor's Note: There will be major spoilers for the events of both the NieR Automata anime adaptation and the game below.

The trailer titled Promotion File 010 starts with a voice teasing to reveal "the truth." A series of images resembling animatics of various characters and machine lifeforms from the anime series, including 2B and 9S, with lines of numbers appearing in the background as more voices join, foreshadowing the events that will take place in the new season. The trailer then ends with the YoRHa commander preparing the troops for "the final battle."

You can check out the new Nier: Automata Ver1.1a anime teaser trailer below. The trailer is voiced in Japanese but includes English subtitles.

Additionally, the new key art features 9S and A2, as well as her appearance from Routes C and D of the video game. The new key visual mirrors the previously shown art of 2B, released earlier on February 27, 2024. And here is the 9S and 2B art:

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

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Siliconera Friday, March 22, 2024 3:00 PM

FFXIV Cloud Data Center Stress Test Announced

Final Fantasy XIV is an MMORPG that has been associated with the PlayStation series of consoles since its release on PS3 back in 2013. After years of waiting, FFXIV is finally getting its Xbox launch, but it feels like this should've happened years ago.

I still remember FFXIV producer Naoki Yoshida telling me in an interview in 2018 about the team's desire to bring the game to both the Xbox and Switch. His optimistic comments at the time hinted at the game already being testing for other platforms. Square Enix was just waiting for confirmation from the three major publishers — Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo — for cross-play before an announcement.

Unfortunately, as we all know now, it took almost six years for that announcement to happen. Of course, cross-play has only become prevalent in the last couple of years, which likely helped with this sudden change. Even still, it feels like this should've happened years ago. Based on Yoshida's comments at the time, I expected a launch on Xbox between 2019 and 2020, which honestly makes more sense.

Part of the issue surrounding the FFXIV Xbox launch comes from how long it's taken. It feels like the time for this release is too late and some of the community members already moved on. After all, by this point in time, if someone wanted to play this MMORPG, they likely already checked it out on the PC, PS3, PS4, or PS5. This is especially true with the permanent free trial version.

Now, a partnership with Square Enix to make FFXIV part of Game Pass would alleviate this issue. Perhaps Game Pass subscribers wouldn't have to pay the monthly subscription to play the game beyond the free trial. However, this doesn't seem to be the case, so it feels like another missed opportunity. All there happens to be is a temporary Game Pass Ultimate Perk that gives people the Starter Edition for free for a limited time after launch.

Perhaps the most egregious part of this launch is the fact you do need Game Pass to play the game. This makes almost no sense, since you don't need PlayStation Plus to enjoy it on PlayStation. As of right now, there is no permanent added bonus for Game Pass subscribers, outside of some early pre-order bonuses, so this requirement feels unnecessary.

Worse still, this timing feels awkward for the long-awaited FFXIV Xbox launch. Dawntrail is in a weird in-between place of being the start of a new story arc for the MMO, while still continuing onward with the characters from the past few expansions. As such, it doesn't quite make sense for a new player to jump straight into Dawntrail. However, then there is an issue with the overwhelming amount of content before that for players to get through to catch up.

It can take hundreds and hundreds of hours to get through the end of Endwalker alone. As such, it feels like this should've happened years ago around or just after Shadowbringer's launch. That way, players could catch up on one of the greatest expansions in gaming history. At the same time, they could prepare for the future in a slightly more manageable way.

It is hard to say who this Xbox launch is even for. As I mentioned, newcomers may be discouraged by the intense amount of content. The free trial is great for letting players experience a great deal of content, but it can deter given how much there is. And then it is hard for existing players like myself to jump into the game on Xbox. After all, you have to pay for the game separately again on this new platform. This is even the case if you already own it on PC or PlayStation.

Final Fantasy XIV is available right now for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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Siliconera Friday, March 22, 2024 2:30 PM

Gundam SEED Destiny Lunamaria Hawke Figure-rise Standard model kit

Bandai Spirits has revealed a new Figure-rise Standard model kit featuring Lunamaria Hawke from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny. It will release the plastic model kit in July 2024 with a price tag of 4,180 yen (~$27.65). [Thanks, Hobby Watch!]

The model kit will depict Lunamaria in her pilot suit. The set will support three facial expressions, with one of them pad-printed onto the face part and the other two available via water transfer decals. The pilot helmet will be made of multiple detailed parts, and the owner will also be able to opt whether to attach the visor or not.

The package will also include eight swappable hand parts and an alternate body part with soft materials to depict the moment when Lunamaria's pilot suit is unzipped. Bandai Spirits has also shared sample images of the upcoming character model kit using the CG model:

Lunamaria Hawke is one of the key characters of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny. She is a ZAFT Mobile Suit pilot who also often accompanies the TV anime show's original protagonist Shinn Asuka. Lunamaria also makes her return in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom, the sequel movie taking place two years after Destiny which launched in Japanese theaters in early 2024.

The Figure-rise Standard model kit of Lunamaria Hawke from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny will be available in July 2024.

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Siliconera Friday, March 22, 2024 2:30 PM

Final Fantasy XVI The Rising Tide DLC Release Date Falls on April 2024

Square Enix released a new trailer for the upcoming The Rising Tide DLC for Final Fantasy XVI, and it revealed its release date as April 18, 2024. The trailer showed the look of the long-lost Eikon of Water Leviathan in combat, as well as some new environments.

The story of The Rising Tide DLC will involve Clive and his companions visiting the land of Mysidia after receiving an aid request from the Dominant of Leviathan. The trailer also showed the battle against a new Timekeeper boss, as well as a new enemy called Thalaos that will appear in the DLC.

Meanwhile, Clive can be seen using the new Leviathan Eikon during gameplay. As a playable Eikon, Leviathan takes over Clive's left arm and acts as a buster that can shoot potent streams and bursts of water. Some of its abilities have been revealed as Refill, Tidal Stream, and Tidal Torrent. New footage of Clive in his Ifrit form fighting Leviathan has also been shown.

You can check out the new release date trailer for the Final Fantasy XVI The Rising Tide DLC here:

Final Fantasy XVI is now available exclusively for PlayStation 5, as is the Echoes of the Fallen add-on. The Rising Tide will come out on April 18, 2024. A PC port of FFXVI is currently in development, and a demo will appear on PC sometime prior to release.

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Siliconera Friday, March 22, 2024 2:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh card AI appraised by VSS Value Scouter Service

People residing in Japan can now have their Yu-Gi-Oh cards appraised by AI. The Japanese trading card game AI appraiser VSS (Value Scouter Service) has added the title to its lineup of supported card games. It will also include the newest special pack, Quarter Century Chronicle side: Pride, which will be released in Japan on March 23, 2024.

VSS was established in late June 2023 by Collectest Inc., which was also founded recently in late March 2023. The Japanese AI appraiser initially launched with support for the Pokemon Trading Card Game and Magic: The Gathering. It gradually added more titles, with One Piece Card Game joining the list in late January 2024. With Yu-Gi-Oh newly added, the Japanese AI trading card game appraiser now supports four titles.

VSS also distinguishes itself by being a Japan-based service, as many other card game appraisers are located outside the country. People can send their cards to Collectest's office in Tokyo by mail via Yamato Transport, and the company will return them in appraised slabs after receiving payments via credit cards.

The pricing will depend on the card's declared value. Cards valued at 50,000 yen or less will cost 3,278 yen (~$21.68) each. However, if the card is one of the rarest kinds, valued at around 25 to 50 million yen, it will cost a whopping 877,800 yen (~$5,805.50) after tax.

The VSS (Value Scouter Service) trading card game AI Appraiser is available in Japan.

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Siliconera Friday, March 22, 2024 1:30 PM

NieR Automata replica eye masks of 2B and 9S

Movic has opened pre-orders for replica eye masks inspired by 2B and 9S' combat goggles in NieR: Automata. These items will also be suitable for people who want to quickly procure the accessories to cosplay the popular characters.

Both items will be made of polyester and have the same price tag of 1,980 yen (~$13). Movic will formally release them in mid-June 2024. The company also added that people who place orders by April 7, 2024, will have guaranteed stock availability. It will stop accepting pre-orders once it has reached the stock limit after that date.

But while Movic generally only ships its items domestically in Japan, the company added that it does not support business stops and will only deliver the items to residential addresses. These eye masks will be modeled after 2B and 9S, the main characters of Square Enix's NieR: Automata.

The title originated as a video game that is readily available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. It has over 8 million units sold worldwide as of its 7th anniversary on February 23, 2024. The Ver1.1a anime adaptation is also still ongoing, with its second cour slated to air in 2024.

The NieR: Automata replica eye masks of 2B and 9S will be available in Japan on June 14, 2024.

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Siliconera Friday, March 22, 2024 1:00 PM

Inazuma Eleven Victory Road global beta test

Level-5 has announced that it will hold a global beta test for Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road. The beta test demo client will be available exclusively on Nintendo Switch on March 28, 2024. It will be available in Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.

In the beta client, players will be able to check out the Competition Mode. They will be able to play matches against CPU or other players, and they can also opt to spectate other online matches. Level-5 also teased that it will add a Story Mode starring the new protagonist Destin Billows, who is originally known in Japan as Unmei Sasanami.

The beta version will have 48 characters available out of the over 4,500 planned for the full release. Each character will have their own Team Passives, and players will have to consider these skills to maximize their team's synergy. Characters will also have a rarity rating that players can improve by infusing Spirits obtained from playing matches.

The beta test demo client will be available simultaneously worldwide via each region's Nintendo eShop. Level-5 has also shared the exact launch times for major cities in Asia, Europe, and the Americas:

Inazuma Eleven Victory Road global beta test - launch times
Image courtesy of Level-5

The Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road global beta test will commence on Nintendo Switch on March 28, 2024. The full game will also be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC via Steam, and mobile devices later in 2024.

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Siliconera Friday, March 22, 2024 12:45 PM

Hololive 5th Fes Vods

The archived VODs (Video on Demand) of the Hololive 5th Fes: Capture the Moment are now available to stream via Eplus and SPWN. Those holding tickets already can rewatch the event until April 23, 2024, while those who weren't able to watch live can buy tickets for each stage.

The concert itself took place over March 16-17, 2024, on 4 different stages at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba, Japan. The VODs of the performances can now be accessed by purchasing tickets for each stage for ¥7,650 (approx $50) each, or ¥28,000 (approx. $185) for a combined ticket on Streaming+, or for slightly cheaper on SPWN.

Existing ticket-holders do not need to buy tickets again. Each stream lasts around 2 and a half hours and both websites list which performers appear on which stage so you can find your favorites easily. You can find the announcement tweet from Hololive Production EN's Twitter account below:

Hololive also recently announced that Hololive Fantasy member Houshou Marine would appear in the upcoming Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire movie as a guest voice actor for the Japanese dub. Meanwhile, Vtuber-focused streaming service Vstream announced it would be shutting down in April, 2024, due to a lack of funding.

VODs of the Hololive 5th Fes are avalable to stream via Streaming+ and SPWN until April 23, 2024.

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Siliconera Friday, March 22, 2024 12:15 PM

Atelier Ryza Reisalin Stout Summer Adventure figure

Claynel has started accepting pre-orders for its upcoming Summer Adventure figure of Reisalin "Ryza" Stout from Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. People in Japan can place their orders on Aniplex and AmiAmi web stores at 22,000 yen (~$145). The latter's international storefront also features the figure, but it will only be available in select countries and regions.

This static figure will be specifically based on the anime adaptation of Koei Tecmo and Gust's RPG title that started airing in Japan in July 2023. The 1/7 scale figure will have an overall height of 235mm (~9.25 inches).

Here are some of the sample images for the new Ryza figure:

The availability of this figure outside Japan will be limited. Even though AmiAmi is usually known for supporting worldwide shipping, its listing for the Summer Ryza figure has a fine print stating the limited amount of countries and territories that can receive the figure. It will be available in the entire Americas from north to south. But other than that, the figure will only be available in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

AmiAmi and Aniplex will close pre-orders for the 1/7 scale Summer Adventure figure of Reisalin "Ryza" Stout from the Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout anime show on August 5, 2024. Claynel will formally release the figure in March 2025.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, March 22, 2024 6:42 PM
     Dragons Dogma 2 MiasmiteIf you want to survive the dangerous wilds of Dragon's Dogma 2, you'll need to find better weapons and armor to defend yourself against monstrosities like ogres and minotaurs. Thankfully, most of the major towns in the realm sell equipment if you have enough gold. While the inventories of armories and smithies start out small in Dragon's Dogma 2, they'll gradually gain add more weapons, armor, and equipment to their stock as you level up and progress through the main storyline. Not every shop will sell the same gear, though, so you'll have to venture to places like Bakbattahl or the Sacred Arbor if you're searching for specific equipment. Where to Buy Gear in Dragon's Dogma 2 Most major towns in Dragon's Dogma 2 have weapon and armor vendors that will sell you equipment, but there are some notable exceptions. You'll only find general stores in the towns of Melve and Harve, for example. Borderwatch Outpost Screenshot: ...

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, March 22, 2024 4:20 PM
     Dragon's Dogma Forgery Featured ImageWhy would you want to look under each stone to find a valuable item if you can just hire a forger to do the job for you? Well, let's talk about that, shall we? Here is everything you need to know about Forgery in Dragon's Dogma 2. Dragon's Dogma 2: Forgery, explained Forgery in Dragon's Dogma 2 is one of those obscure and dirty deeds that might benefit you greatly during your adventure. Forgery allows the creation of a duplicate of a specific object you own with a little twist. While the object in question may appear to be a replica of the original, two things will change. First, the naming will change for unique items, often to dad-comedy results. Most importantly, its effects will change or disappear for higher-tier items. Screenshot: PC Invasion Let's say you want to duplicate a Ferrystone – because why wouldn't you? – and you request the help of a Forger and wait for the result. The resulting Ferrystone copy, while looking...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, March 22, 2024 4:17 PM
     Dragons Dogma 2 Review BrantWhen you arrive in the city of Vernworth in Dragon's Dogma 2 and meet with Brant, he'll give you three choices for your first big quest. Which is the best one to choose, though? To increase your notoriety as the true Arisen and begin the downfall of the False Sovran, there are three starting quests to complete. You can ask Brant to tell you of monster culling, tell you of the queen regent, or tell you of the magistrate. Each of these will send you down a different main story path with an entirely different objective, but the choice isn't as important as you may think. Monster Culling, Queen Regent, and Magistrate Quest Differences Screenshot: PC Invasion Choosing one option won't lock you out of the other three, and you can actually pick up all three quests at once. Dragon's Dogma 2 makes this seem like an important choice, but it's not. You can do these quests in any order and you won't miss out on any content if you ignore some of...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, March 22, 2024 4:04 PM
     Dragons Dogma 2 Review BrantThere's a hidden relationship mechanic in Dragon's Dogma 2 where you can raise Affinity with major characters and random NPCs alike, even romancing some of them if you manage to strengthen your bond enough. The Affinity system is obtuse and hard to understand without a guide just like it was in the first game, but the general idea still remains the same. If you want someone to like you, you have to do their quests and shower them with gifts. Every NPC has different tastes though, so you'll want to give that special someone something they like instead of something they hate. How to Give Gifts in Dragon's Dogma 2 To give a gift to an NPC in Dragon's Dogma 2, just hold the O/B button on PlayStation/Xbox to talk to them. While they're speaking, press the Square/X button to open the gift menu. You can repeat this as many times as you like and give anything in your inventory to the person you're talking to. Make sure to give them something ...

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, March 22, 2024 4:13 PM
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