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GamersHeroes Monday, March 25, 2024 3:03 PM

Singularity 6's free-to-play cozy community sim MMO Palia is now available for the PC via Steam.

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GamersHeroes Monday, March 25, 2024 2:59 PM

Publisher Raw Fury, together with developer Bytten Studio, released a showcase for their creature collector turn-based RPG Cassette Beasts earlier today. Catch up on the highlights with our recap!

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GamersHeroes Monday, March 25, 2024 9:48 AM

As gamers connected, networked, and shared stories last week at GDC 2024, we got a chance to talk to the developers behind Blue Prince and Knights in Tight Spaces, seeing how they respect and challenge players through their wildly original settings. 

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GamersHeroes Monday, March 25, 2024 9:40 AM

Our time with the following Game Developer Conference 2024 titles made us realize why we fell in love with video games. See what's to come - and how players can get involved with the greater community - with our can't miss games of GDC 2024.

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GamersHeroes Monday, March 25, 2024 9:29 AM

A meticulous, from-the-ground-up remake of 1997's Riven: The Sequel to Myst, the team at Cyan Worlds announced that Riven will come out for both flatscreen and VR platforms this year.

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GamersHeroes Monday, March 25, 2024 9:28 AM

Now available for the Nintendo Switch, gear up for Princess Peach: Showtime! with the launch trailer for the game.

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Kotaku Monday, March 25, 2024 3:15 PM

Characters in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth have access to a ton of abilities, many of which come from learning unique weapon skills. Others come from materia, particularly the yellow orbs referred to as "Command" materia. Equip one of these, and bam! You've got yourself anew ability.


Kotaku Monday, March 25, 2024 1:45 PM

The Elder Scrolls, Bethesda's immensely popular open-world RPG franchise, turns 30 years old today. To celebrate, the company posted a short history of the series and its innovations on social media. However, it also briefly talked about the future of the series, confirming that folks at the studio were playing early…


Kotaku Monday, March 25, 2024 1:15 PM

Players have now had a few days to enjoy the world of Capcom's action RPG Dragon's Dogma 2 since its release. The expansive world full of things to discover and complex interwoven narratives have thrilled many, but the game's most dangerous (and mysterious) system is throwing players into a frenzy.


Kotaku Monday, March 25, 2024 1:00 PM

A lot of things can go wrong in Dragon's Dogma 2. Just last night, I encountered a minotaur while working through a main quest, who whopped my ass three times without fail in one of the most frustratingly hilarious encounters I've had thus far. While there are plenty of emergent moments like this that'll surely leave…


Kotaku Monday, March 25, 2024 11:56 AM

A gameplay trailer for Sonic Toys Party—an as-yet-unannounced Sonic game from Sega—has leaked online showcasing Fall Guys-like multiplayer battle royale action.


Kotaku Monday, March 25, 2024 10:15 AM

One of the year's most hyped PlayStation 5 exclusives, the stylish character action game Stellar Blade, will get a free demo, and soon. Developer Shift Up revealed that it will go live on March 29, with save data carrying over to the full game when it launches on April 26, so you can finally take a break from those…


Kotaku Monday, March 25, 2024 10:00 AM

The release date of Dawntrail, the next expansion for the critically acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV, has finally been revealed. Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida dropped the info during a panel at PAX East. The "summer vacation" expansion, as Yoshida has described it, will release close behind Elden Ring's Shadow…


PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 3:19 PM
     Cities Skylines 2 finally gets official mod support, new asset pack

Cities Skylines 2 has had a difficult time getting into shape over the months since it launched. The highly anticipated sequel has faced issues with its in-game economy, traffic AI, and general performance, with fan mods helping to fix some of these problems while creators Colossal Order and Paradox Interactive, publisher of Crusader Kings 3, Stellaris, and more, have worked continually to address others.  Now, after spending a lot of time trying to juggle both fixing and adding to the game, official mod support has just been launched alongside Cities Skylines 2's first asset pack and a 10% off discount.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 2:22 PM
     DBD meets Prey in hit Steam horror game, and it's now less than $10

One of the best parts of Dishonored and Deathloop creator Arkane Studios' 2017 sci-fi game Prey was its alien threats' ability to disguise themselves as ordinary items in the game world. The routine of scanning a room, picking through debris for resources and information, would suddenly transform into a frantic fight against a creature that could hide in plain sight. This aspect of Prey eventually spawned its Typhon Hunt mode, which itself resembled Prop Hunt from Garry's Mod, and has now, with the full launch of Midnight Ghost Hunt, been combined with the multiplayer asymmetric horror of Dead By Daylight into a hit Steam game that you can currently pick up for less than $10.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 1:47 PM
     All Dragon's Dogma 2 Sorcerer skills and which to unlock

What are the best Dragon's Dogma 2 Sorcerer skills? As one of two dedicated magic users, the Sorcerer is defensively on the frail side. However, they also have incredible damage potential as a main spellcaster, such as whipping up a blizzard or deploying electrified traps to shock enemies that dare go near it.

Unlike many vocations in Dragon's Dogma 2, this class is relatively simple for you and your pawn to unlock, though you may need to consult the Dragon's Dogma 2 map to find them. Once you unlock the Dragon's Dogma 2 Sorcerer vocation, you'll have the power to manipulate the elements at your fingertips, so here are the skills they learn with each level.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Dragon's Dogma 2 review, Dragon's Dogma 2 vocations, Dragon's Dogma 2 map

PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 1:45 PM
     Unlock the Dragon's Dogma 2 Sorcerer vocation

How do you unlock the Dragon's Dogma 2 Sorcerer? This advanced vocation has access to the most powerful spells in the entire game, from seismic tremors to meteor showers. However, the Sorcerer is essentially a glass canon, capable of being easily overpowered by melee attacks.

Unlike many of the other advanced vocations, unlocking the Sorcerer in Dragon's Dogma 2 is easy, and you can do it early in the campaign. One dungeon-spelunking quest is all it takes for this Dragon's Dogma 2 vocation to be open to you and your pawn. We have a list of the levels when you or your pawn can learn all the Dragon's Dogma 2 Sorcerer skills and even some picks for the best ones to equip, but for now, here are the steps to unlock it.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Dragon's Dogma 2 review, Dragon's Dogma 2 vocations, Dragon's Dogma 2 map

PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 1:45 PM
     Dragon's Dogma 2 Dragonsplague explained

What is Dragon's Dogma 2 Dragonsplague? The Pawn system returns in the long-awaited sequel to Capcom's cult-hit classic RPG, but with a terrifying twist. Hired Pawns are now susceptible to Dragonsplague, a strange affliction that infects them as they travel between worlds.

Needless to say, we're a little worried. Dragon's Dogma 2 Pawns are more than just AI helpers; they're the lifeblood of your party, remaining by your side to offer advice and a helping hand while you go up against the most challenging Dragon's Dogma 2 bosses in the open-world game. The notion that we might lose one of them to a deadly disease seems unthinkable. Thankfully, we can tell you exactly how Dragonsplague works in Dragon's Dogma 2 in hopes that you can avoid the potential disaster.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Dragon's Dogma 2 review, Dragon's Dogma 2 vocations, Dragon's Dogma 2 map

PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 1:33 PM
     This AMD GPU just got a 15% frame rate boost from a driver update

The AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE has been one of the most bizarre graphics card launches in history, thanks to its on again, off again China exclusivity, and now its tale has taken yet another turn. AMD has just released a new driver for the card that lets users overclock its VRAM, unlocking masses of previously untapped performance.

The RX 7900 GRE was already in with a chance of a place on our best graphics card guide - we're working on our review right now - but that potential has been boosted even further thanks to this new AMD driver.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 1:29 PM
     Don't miss this 4TB WD Black SSD deal if you're a Prime subscriber

This WD SSD deal offers an amazing opportunity for you to install a colossal library of games on your PC, adding 4TB of high-speed storage to your rig in a single drive. If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber, the WD Black SN850X 4TB is currently going for a very generous price of just $237.49, giving you loads of storage space for Windows and a massive game library without a massive cost.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 1:18 PM
     One of 2023's weirdest indie successes gets a big update and discount

Slay the Princess is one of the best kind of videogame success stories. Launched late last year without much by way of mainstream anticipation, it quickly spread by word of mouth with the same kind of 'you've got to see this for yourself' buzz that made similarly twisty (and similarly dark) visual novels like Doki Doki Literature Club, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, and The Nonary Games so popular. Now there's good news for anyone who hasn't had the chance to see what the fuss is about firsthand, as Slay the Princess has just received a big update and an accompanying discount.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 1:16 PM
     Millennia review – almost a 4X strategy game for the ages

I never meant to have my peaceful nation of Brazilian builders turn into a fanatical theocracy, intent on uniting the world in worship of their god by whatever means necessary. I never intended to go from everyone's favorite neighbor to a frothing band of proselytizing zealots, shouting down from floating balloons to convert entire populations to our religion. I didn't plan for any of that to happen, but in Millennia your plans can and will go awry - often with glorious, and terrible, consequences for you and the world.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 12:44 PM
     Untitled Boxing Game codes March 2024

March 25, 2024: A few new Untitled Boxing Game codes have dropped for some cash and more for the Hawk update.

What are the new Untitled Boxing Game codes? These freebies will light your fists on fire with tons of extra spins. This relatively secretive Roblox brawler is gearing up for a big release, and its dynamic camera and fancy footwork already have it feeling like a beat-'em-up poised for the big leagues. Climb into the ring and fight fair. Just use a few codes beforehand. Nobody needs to know.

Ready your fists and challenge anyone in this Roblox arena to a punching match. Stand your ground, stay on your toes, and keep your head in the game. And if you can't quite cut it, we have plenty of Shindo Life codes for you to use instead, with Blox Fruits codes and King Legacy codes available if you're more of a pirate than a ninja.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 12:46 PM
     War Tycoon codes March 2024

March 25, 2024: We're searching the battlefield for new codes that could drop before the Harrier Jump Jet update.

What are the new War Tycoon codes? If you're tired of having enemy players storm your base to steal your oil reserves or just need a speedy vehicle to transport the oil barrels back to your encampment, then chances are you need a quick boost to your cash reserves.

No matter if you're starting to build up your arsenal or need that extra bit of help against the competition in order to capture key points on the map, these active War Tycoon codes provide plenty of prizes to assist you in this popular Roblox experience. While you're here, there are plenty of codes for other games on the platform, such as Blox Fruits codes, Blade Ball codes, and Project Slayers codes, among many others.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 12:42 PM
     Strongman Simulator codes March 2024

March 25, 2024: We're still searching for Strongman Simulator codes for the Roblox Hunt event.

What are the current Strongman Simulator codes? If you want to pump some iron and need that little extra boost, then you've come to the right place. Here we have all the current rewards that temporarily buff your movement speed, the energy you accrue, and workout gains for exercising at dumbbells.

Of course, we also have codes for other macho sports-based Roblox games, including Muscle Legends codes, Punch Wall codes, and Legends of Speed codes. For now, though, if you want to get strong specifically in Strongman Simulator, here are some bonuses you can gain to maximize your workout.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 12:21 PM
     Shindo Life codes March 2024

March 25, 2024: We're back looking for new Shindo Life codes.

What are the new Shindo Life codes? Shindo Life is among the most popular gacha games on the Roblox platform thanks to its lightning-fast action, wealth of unlockables, and Naruto-like vibes. Developer RellGames is also an extremely active creator, delivering a tight weekly update schedule and serving up regular codes for rellcoins, spins, double XP, and more.

If you want to stay ahead of the competition, you'd be wise to make use of our codes list down below, which we update regularly to bring you the latest rewards before they're gone. We'll also explain how to redeem Roblox Shindo Life codes as well as when you can expect new codes to arrive. If you need more freebies, we also keep updated lists of new Blox Fruits codes, Pet Simulator 99 codes, and All Star Tower Defense codes.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 12:16 PM
     Sakura Stand codes March 2024

March 25, 2024: We've updated our list of Sakura Stand codes.

What are the newest Sakura Stand codes? Revamped from an old game of the same name, Sakura Stand is a JoJo's Bizarre Adventure-inspired anime Roblox game with gameplay that matches similar fighting and farming experiences.

Like many Roblox games, this one has a bunch of codes you can redeem to get more chances to receive tokens and experience boosts. It's far from the only anime game out there, especially when it comes to Roblox games, so while you're here, check out the latest Anime Champions Simulator codes, Blox Fruits codes, and Fruit Battlegrounds codes for some more freebies.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 12:11 PM
     Ro Ghoul codes March 2024

March 25, 2024: We've updated our list of Ro Ghoul codes.

What are the Roblox Ro Ghoul codes? Despite still being in beta, Ro Ghoul, inspired by Tokyo Ghoul, is one of the most popular Roblox games at the moment. The developer, Sushi Walrus, celebrates this regularly with some great in-game redemption codes, and we've tested all the latest ones.

In Ro Ghoul, you take on the role of either an investigator or a ghoul as you try and defeat the other group and stay alive. If you're after some bonus in-game currency, we've got all the latest Ro Ghoul codes you need, but if you're here, then you're a Roblox fan, so you should also take a look at the latest Roblox music codes and all the most up-to-date Roblox promo codes.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 12:09 PM
     PLS Donate codes March 2024

March 25, 2024: We're still searching for new PLS Donate codes.

What are the new PLS Donate codes? This donation simulator is a big hit on the Roblox platform, chiefly because it's one of the few games where you're in with a real chance to earn free Robux. Setting up a donation stand is simple enough, but standing out from the crowd is essential if you want to entice big donors. That's where PLS Donate codes come in handy.

Our up-to-date list of PLS Donate codes includes the Giftbux you need to customize your donation stand and a few items to trade in return for a donation. PLS Donate is one of the best Roblox games, so be sure to get ahead of the economic curve and redeem these PLS Donate codes. We also have a collection of Roblox promo codes and Roblox music codes if you fancy firing up some tunes while working your stand.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 12:09 PM
     South Park Snow Day review – chaotic roguelike fun with friends

A massive blizzard has hit South Park, causing devastation to homes and businesses, and claiming the lives of several locals. It's a tragedy that isn't showing any signs of letting up. People will be affected by this biblical event for years to come - but more importantly, the school has called a snow day.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 11:58 AM
     Ray tracing could run much better on your 8GB GPU, thanks to Microsoft

Microsoft has devised a system to massively reduce the amount of VRAM required by ray tracing in games, potentially meaning that we don't need to keep piling more and more memory onto future graphics cards. If it gets implemented into plenty of games, it could be good news for owners of Nvidia and AMD graphics cards with less than 12GB of memory, as these often struggle with the demands of ray tracing in today's games, even when the GPU can keep up.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 11:44 AM
     How to unlock the Dragon's Dogma 2 Magick Archer vocation

How do you unlock the Dragon's Dogma 2 Magick Archer vocation? If firing regular arrows just isn't enough for you, if you long for a more potent ranged option to compliment your bruiser-like Fighter Pawn, then the Magick Archer is the job for you. However, this vocation isn't available immediately, and you have to go to some lengths to unlock it.

The Dragon's Dogma 2 vocations are varied and offer players a way to change how they battle it out with foes completely. The Dragon's Dogma 2 Thief, for instance, thrives on being up close and personal; clinging to large enemies to deal immense amounts of damage. The Dragon's Dogma 2 Magick Archer, however, prefers to stay on the backline, conjuring spells using their bow.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 11:34 AM
     Unlock the Dragon's Dogma 2 Mystic Spearhand vocation

Want to unlock the Dragon's Dogma 2 Mystic Spearhand vocation? There are four default vocations in Dragon's Dogma 2, but if you do a bit of searching, you can transform your Arisen into a completely different class. While the Mage and the Fighter individually sound fun, you can fuse both classes together to try out a Jedi Knight-inspired vocation.

One of the most intriguing Dragon's Dogma 2 characters is Sigurd, a Mystic Spearhand maister who wants to wipe out every dragon in existence. Sigurd blends magic with his deadly duospear to form the Mystic Spearhand vocation, and it can be yours once you know where to go on the Dragon's Dogma 2 map. Considering it's your goal as the Arisen to slay a dragon in Dragon's Dogma 2, this could be the perfect vocation for the job.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 11:30 AM
     All Dragon's Dogma 2 Mystic Spearhand skills and which to unlock

What are the best Dragon's Dogma 2 Mystic Spearhand skills? Don't settle for the starter vocations, the Mystic Spearhand is the best of the bunch. The Mystic Spearhand is so special that only the Arisen can use it, and judging by the skills it has, it would be unfair if your Pawns had access to such broken abilities.

The Mystic Spearhand blends the sheer power of a Warrior with the magical abilities of a Sorcerer, creating arguably the best Dragon's Dogma 2 vocation in the entire RPG game. All you need to do is track down the Mystic Spearhand maister location on your Dragon's Dogma 2 map. Here's everything you need to create the ultimate Mystic Spearhand build in Dragon's Dogma 2.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Dragon's Dogma 2 review, Dragon's Dogma 2 vocations, Dragon's Dogma 2 map

PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 11:01 AM
     Nvidia RTX 4080 crash costs CS2 team chance to win $1.25 million

Powerful as graphics cards like the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 are, driver instabilities can bring down even the most powerful GPUs, as a tragic moment from PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen demonstrates all too well. Annoying as it is to lose time to a driver crash, it's nothing compared to having the chance to win a $1.25 million prize pool slip through your fingers.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 11:49 AM
     The 47 best GTA 5 mods

What are the best GTA 5 mods? There's no need to trundle through mod databases for dodgy links and unclear mod descriptions as we've done the legwork for you, hunting down the best and most popular GTA 5 mods for your enjoyment.

After a decade as one of the best PC games, the Grand Theft Auto 5 mod scene is more than just a few cheats and trainers - it's rife with incredible additions, useful tweaks, and big transformations. If you're considering adding a few little non-developer-approved improvements, take your pick from our list of the best available. Alternatively, if you're looking to spice things up in multiplayer, head over to our GTA RP server guide, apply to join a roleplay server as an NPC, and live out your dreams of roaming the streets as a vigilante grandma... or whatever.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 10:57 AM
     All Dragon's Dogma 2 Maister locations

What are Maisters in Dragon's Dogma 2? We're pretty sure Maister is just a fancy old English way of writing Master, and that's exactly what these vocation gatekeepers are in the game. Aside from the five vocations automatically unlocked, the other five require you to seek out a Maister located in the massive regions of Vermund and Battahl. What's more, all vocations have a Maister that gives you powerful teaching scrolls if you complete a quest or two for them.

Do you want to know more about the vocations in Dragon's Dogma 2? We've got a handy guide on Dragon's Dogma 2 vocations that provides a bit more detail than the game itself does. Otherwise, you should definitely check out what we thought about the game as a whole in our Dragon's Dogma 2 review.

This guide contains spoilers for the locations of every vocation's Maister, as well as their rewards and how to complete their quest.

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PCGamesN Monday, March 25, 2024 10:41 AM
     Best CS2 crosshair codes list used by Counter-Strike 2 pros

What are the best CS2 crosshairs? Choosing the perfect crosshair to suit your playstyle is no easy task. If you pick a large crosshair, you could end up blocking potential targets from your sightline. Too small and you might not be able to hit your targets from a distance.

The main thing to remember is that you're going to want to spend some time testing out each type of crosshair. Fortunately, Deathmatch has been revamped in Counter-Strike 2, so there will be no shortage of targets for you to gun down. Picking the best crosshair and using the best CS2 binds should help you on your quest to earn the highest CS2 ranks and rating. Here are all the best CS2 crosshair codes in 2024.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 25, 2024 3:51 PM

Remember when Ark: Survival Evolved was announced to be getting an animated series with a star-studded cast including the likes of Michelle Yeoh, Russell Crowe, Elliot Page, David Tennant and Malcolm-bloody-McDowell? I sure didn't! That was over three years ago during the heights of a worldwide pandemic, though, so I think we can forgive ourselves a little. Anyway, Ark: The Animated Series has now arrived out of the blue, dropping its first six episodes on streaming service Paramount+.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 25, 2024 3:29 PM

Just over a year ago, Shinji Mikami - he of directing the original Resident Evil and Resident Evil 4 fame - was confirmed to be leaving Tango Gameworks, the studio that he had co-founded over a decade earlier to create a modern successor to his survival-horror classics, The Evil Within.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 25, 2024 2:52 PM

Generative AI is one of the biggest debates raging across not just video games, but art and culture as a whole at the moment. Into that debate has waded the CEO of graphics card giants Nvidia to drop a prediction that can only be described as searingly flammable: we'll see games where everything seen on-screen is fully generated by AI, in real-time, within the next 10 years.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 25, 2024 1:55 PM

Everyone likes Dragon's Dogma 2, it seems. Except everyone also seems to dislike one specific part of Dragon's Dogma 2: the fantasy sequel's microtransactions. But that one dull spot has already been polished out by modders, who are offering more convenient (and less expensive) ways to pick up items that you'll either need to potentially grind or cough up real money for.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 25, 2024 1:34 PM

Bethesda have marked the 30th anniversary of Elder Scrolls with the faintest of mentions of The Elder Scrolls 6, the faraway next game in the fated fantasy RPG series. They say they're even now playing work-in-progress versions of the game, which was announced five years ago, and are having a jolly old time revisiting Tamriel. Alright for some.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 25, 2024 1:00 PM

It's been nearly eight years since the launch of Civilization VI, which is the longest gap between mainline Civ entries the series has seen since the first game appeared way back in 1991. It's the perfect time for a new contender to rise and claim the historical 4X throne, and indeed, many have tried, and some have even come close. Soren Johnson and the gang at Mohawk Games struck gold in Old World by zeroing in on the ancient era and opening up the personal lives of rulers and generals as fields of play. Humankind let you fuse and blend cultures over the arc of time like a world-historic Doctor Moreau.

Millennia is perhaps the Civ-like that's clung most tightly to the genre's apron strings. It has a few new ideas that sound interesting on paper, but even as back-of-the-box features, they're clearly not meant to significantly disrupt the established order. This is a strategy game that very much wants to be like Civilization, and has a lot of enthusiasm for the subject matter. Unfortunately, it isn't a particularly good student.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 25, 2024 12:37 PM

Grab a pencil and start respooling, as tape-based Pokémon 'em up Cassette Beasts today revealed that the previously announced free update adding multiplayer will arrive on the 20th of May. Up to eight players will be able to explore together, as well as take part in two-player cooperative "raids" and duel each other. Also launching alongside this will be a collaboration with another Poké 'em up, Moonstone Island. Have a peek at all this in the video below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 25, 2024 12:33 PM

Here's one for all you connoisseurs of the horrific consequences of your own actions. Regicide-em-up visual novel Slay the Princess' new update brings with it new dialogue and music, fleshing out the game with additional choices, expanded scenes, and orchestral renditions of some choice tracks. The new content takes the form of new animations and "more than 3,000 words of additional and restructured dialogue choices and conversations." That is easily enough words to tell the Stanley Parable-esque narrator that you're on to him and whatever mind games he's playing, with enough left over for the other voices in your head to make you doubt your own morality with alarming frequency.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 25, 2024 12:19 PM

One of my favourite things about Helldivers 2 is the fact it's home to a human game master, known as "Joel", who controls the narrative. Joel's been known to leave surprises, namely mechs before they officially launched a while back. And now he's seemingly granted a group of lucky players the chance to ride about in an armoured truck outfitted with guns. Maybe, just maybe this signals their imminent release?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 25, 2024 12:15 PM

If ever there were a game not to play on a Monday when you've had minimal sleep and basically want to crawl under the table and eat three-day-old pizza, that game - or rather, free "tech demo" - is Fractal Sailor. The work of Struct9 founder Matej Vanco, it hands you a distressingly unwieldy and roofless hovership and cuts you adrift in a vast ocean of malevolent mathematics.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 25, 2024 12:00 PM

At first glance, this shadow-hopping top-downer looks like a nostalgic stealth game designed to evoke the boxy subterranean environments of the first Metal Gear Solid. But really it is a tough single-player fighting game with stealth bits attached. It is closer in design to kung-fu brawler Sifu than it is to any of Solid Snake's various mischiefs. And while this mash-up of influences intrigues me, it can also feel like a layer cake of awkwardly clashing flavours. Like that very pretty but questionable cake, Raw Metal feels a little underbaked.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 25, 2024 11:30 AM

Graham wrote about WitchHand last month when the game came out. He compared it to Stacklands, and I can see where he was coming from. It's a cute, deckbuilding strategy game where you're a witch building up strength to take on some horrible void-y demon-y things. It has much higher stakes than Stacklands, but most importantly, you summon cat familiars in it, and they go 'meow!'

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 25, 2024 11:20 AM

There's a teaser image on the wall. We stare at it and we think that's the whole multiplayer shooter set in the Control franchise. Then, Remedy sneak a second teaser image alongside some tantalising lore snippets into their latest investor report (Thanks, resetera!) Also there's an air fryer that turns nuggets into miniature black holes, or something. I'm not sure because, honestly, I never learned to appreciate Control's wonderful architecture and lore because the combat made me want to gnaw my fingers off. Good news, then, for everyone except me specifically. We've got a few more scraps of info about its (presumably) almost entirely combat focused spin-off title, currently known as 'Condor'.

"After the Hiss invasion, the Oldest House is under lockdown: a boiling pot of volatile and dangerous supernatural forces," forewarns the infographic. "Trapped within is the last vestige of the Federal Bureau of Control who will need to take a stand and push back to regain control." You can take shifts watching the full image in case it does anything untoward below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 25, 2024 10:05 AM

On top of announcing the release date for Final Fantasy 14's next expansion, Dawntrail, at PAX East over the weekend, producer Yoshi-P set Final Fantasy tongues wagging even further by mentioning the words "Final Fantasy 9" and "secret" in the same sentence. Many of the pre-order and special edition bonus items players can get with the upcoming Dawntrail expansion are suspiciously FF9-themed, you see, but when pointing this out to PAX-goers, Yoshi-P said "the reason is a secret" for now, sparking fresh rumours about Square Enix's supposed Final Fantasy IX remake/remaster.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 25, 2024 9:59 AM

Every weekend, indie devs show off current work on Twitter's #screenshotsaturday tag. And every Monday, I bring you a selection of these snaps and clips. This week, my eye has been caught by the feature every single video game on this green Earth should have (a grappling hook), along with waterparks, a plant knight, a chunky shotgun, a kitbashed hovercarrier, and heaps more. Check out all these attractive and interesting indie games!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 25, 2024 9:46 AM

GTA 6 is facing development troubles, leaving leadership "nervous" that the hotly anticipated open world crime-athon could be "falling behind' expected schedules. That's according to Kotaku, who were told by an anonymous source that studio heads are "worried" that the game could miss 2025 completely and not see release until 2026. Kotaku were told that the studio is still "aiming" for a Spring 2025 release date, but sources feel Fall of the same year is more plausible. However, the title could be delayed until 2026 as a "fallback plan."

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 25, 2024 8:43 AM

It's Monday and I'm tired, so do I really have to write out hundreds of words telling you who Nic Reuben is? You already know Nic! He's been writing here as a freelancer loads. He threw a rock through the treehouse window and were preparing to sacrifice him to appease Horace's great coils, but the endless bear spake and instead commanded us to hire him, after a rigorous interview process. Say hello to Nic in his new and official capacity here on the site! My enthusiasm has woken me up again!

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, March 25, 2024 8:11 AM

Fantasy action-RPG Dragon's Dogma 2 has had a tumultuous launch week: praised by reviewers, slated for its performance issues, and berated for its microtransactions, which appear to have been stealthily added after the game was sent to critics. Now begins the labour of patching the game. Capcom have released a few hints about forthcoming Dragon's Dogma 2 updates. Their plans for the PC version include letting players acquire dwellings earlier on in the story, improving quality when DLSS super resolution is enabled, and adding the option to start a new game when save data already exists.

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The journey is far from over.

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Stepping up to the plate and sending expectations flying.

Siliconera Monday, March 25, 2024 4:00 PM

Monster Hunter bread packages by Oisis

Japanese food company Oisis has announced that it will produce and sell Monster Hunter-inspired bread products in the country's western regions. The items will be available for two full months from April 2024 to May 2024.

Individual bread packages with Monster Hunter brands will appear temporarily at select supermarkets and drugstores across the Kinki and Chugoku regions in western Honshu, as well as the Shikoku island. The collection will consist of a Zinogre Margherita, a Rathalos curry bun, and a Felyne steamed bun with cheese. People who purchase more than three items in the lineup can upload their receipts to enter sweepstakes that reward Monster Hunter-branded QUO prepaid cards.

Monster Hunter Oisis QUO cards
Image via Oisis

Oisis will also produce more Monster Hunter-themed bread exclusively in its Mother Basket and Arome bakeries in Osaka and Hyogo prefectures. The lineup will feature a cheese pizza shaped after Zinogre's thunder, a carry bun modeled after Rathalos' fireball, and bread with Frankfurter sausage that resembles a Well-Done Steak. The company will also hand over a random coaster mat for free to the first 500 people who order the special food at each outlet.

This collaboration will mark multiple anniversaries for both companies. Oisis and Capcom will both conclude their respective 75th and 40th anniversary years in June 2024. Oisis also noted that the Monster Hunter series' 20th anniversary falls in 2024. In fact, this will not be the only food collaboration the game franchise is having on its major anniversary. The sushi restaurant chain Sushiro will also offer a special menu inspired by Monster Hunter from late March 2024 to April 2024.

Oisis' Monster Hunter bread products will be available in select stores in the western regions of Japan from April 1, 2024, to May 31, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, March 25, 2024 3:30 PM

Slay the Princess Free Update Adds More to Existing Routes

Ahead of the the Slay the Princess: The Pristine Cut release, Black Tabby Games shared a free update to routes called The End of Everything. While it doesn't add new paths, existing routes, new music, and new animations appear. The game is also on sale on Steam for $14.39 until April 8, 2024. 

As noted in the announcement, the goal of the update is the means of preparing for The Pristine Cut that will add new routes to the game. The End of Everything's goal is to expand on the endgame currently there. This means the existing routes and ends may be longer or be slightly different. The announcement noted there are over 3,000 words added to the visual novel in this update. There are also new animations for certain segments.

Here are the full patch notes for the Slay the Princess free update. Note that these do contain spoilers. In particular, the end game section goes over the changes and additions to the Slay the Princess routes.

End Game

  • The Shifting Mound encounter now has fully animated transitions between vessels.
  • Menus in The Shifting Mound encounter have been expanded and restructured — it should now be more clear which dialogue options are specific to a given vessel vs which options directly address the Shifting Mound.
  • Added several argumentative through-lines for the encounter; it is also now clear when a given response is a continuation of a previous option.
  • Edited several vessels' "poems" to have improved flow. Re-wrote The Eye of the Needle's "poem" entirely.
  • Significantly expanded the conversation in the basement at the start of the "Unknown Together" ending.
  • Added two new dialogue options in the Long Quiet scenes to challenge the unfinished mound's style of speech.


  • "Transformation," "The Apotheosis," and "The Shifting Mound (Movements II, III, and V)" have been reworked to include live orchestral performances.
  • The entire soundtrack has been converted to FLAC and remastered for an overall improved audio experience.
  • The Supporter's Pack has been updated to include a new orchestral EP. In addition to the tracks mentioned above, this EP also includes live renditions of "The Princess" and "The Damsel"


  • The quick menu has been updated to have icons/a proper UI. It's also been moved to the top left of the screen, which should resolve the majority of issues players have had with the controller getting stuck.
  • The narrator's scream in the Tower route has been re-recorded to be a little more tonally fitting.
  • We should be caught up on bug fixes.
  • The Voice of the Broken no longer appears for a single line in the Razor route for playthroughs where he isn't present.
  • A small number of lines previously cut in the pacing patch have been restored.

Legacy Build

  • For archival purposes, we've moved the final updated version of the release build to a separate beta branch on Steam. We think the changes in this update (and the upcoming changes in the Pristine Cut) only make the game better, but in case you prefer that earlier version, or in case you're curious to see what older versions were like, it's now available to you.
  • You can access this beta branch with the password "originalrecipe"
  • To enter this password, right-click the game in your Steam library, select properties, and then navigate to "betas" in the sub-menu.

Slay the Princess is available on PCs.

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Siliconera Monday, March 25, 2024 3:15 PM

Screenshot of Rise of the Ronin Graphics Mode

With plenty of customization options for weapons and gear in Rise of the Ronin, players can optimize their loadout. One technique for getting the most out of your weapons in Rise of the Ronin is the Bond Transfer.

Screenshot by Siliconera

How to use Bond Jewel in Rise of the Ronin - Bond Transfer explained

Bond Transfer is a strategic type of upgrade that allows players to transfer special effects from one weapon to another. This process is carried out at blacksmiths found within the game. Whether it's a weapon with good buffs or just enhancing one -with better base stats, Bond Transfer can keep an older weapon going longer.

The first step in executing a Bond Transfer is obtaining a Bond Jewel. These valuable items can be purchased from merchants, found in chests, or earned as completion rewards. Once you have the Bond Jewel, take it to any blacksmith. You should see the option for Bond Transfer right on the main menu.

You'll choose the weapon or gear that will receive the transferred special effects, known as the Destination Item. You'll then choose the Transfer Item, which has the effect you're looking to send over. You may select any normal abilities to send over, however you cannot transfer the golden set bonuses some weapons have. Keep this in mind as you plan out your upgrades.

Screenshot by Siliconera

Some notes, in addition to the Bond Jewel the process also costs some money and materials. The amount required in all three resources is dependent on the items involved in the Bond Transfer. Something else to be mindful of: the Source Item in every Bond Transfer will be destroyed at the end of the transaction.

While Bond Transfer may require multiple resources, the benefits are often worth the cost. Enhancing weapons with hand-chosen special effects tailors an arsenal to a preferred playstyle. Bond Transfer in Rise of the Ronin is just a further customization option for players. By leveraging this technique wisely with upgrades, you can keep a weapon you like going for a long time.

Rise of the Ronin is available exclusively on the PS5.

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Siliconera Monday, March 25, 2024 3:00 PM

Best Paid Playdate Games root bear team root

Now that the Playdate has been around for a while, there are a ton of paid games in its official storefront and via to help build up a library of quick titles to play when you have some time. To help you sort through them and find something that suits you, here are some we'd recommend to get started with the system. Now, keep in mind there are tons of great titles, and we're just highlighting some of the best ones to keep in mind when you go shopping.

Best overall Playdate Game: Mars After Midnight

Mars After Midnight is a whimsical take on Papers, Please, as you're trying to help aliens with support groups. This means targeting the right areas, having the right refreshments, and letting the correct characters into the meeting. There's a good balance between simulation and silliness, it looks fantastic, and it's just a well-designed marvel that shows the system off perfectly.

Mars After Midnight is $6 on the handheld. 

Best game played in short sessions: Root Bear

Root Bear is about pouring root beer for bears via turning the Playdate crank. You get a minute to fill as many glasses as perfectly as possible, with the customers tipping you for performance. Those tips determine your scores. Since you have to account for different glass shapes, foam, and fill requirements, it always feels fresh and fun to play for a few minutes.

Root Bear is $3 on the handheld.

Best action game on the Playdate: Pullfrog Playdate Deluxe 

Pullfrog Playdate Deluxe is a combination action and puzzle game. You're trying to clear lines of blocks, a la Tetris. However, the way you move said blocks is by directing a little frog around and pulling them with their tongue. You also can hit fallen blocks to chip away at them to make them fit or fall. Plus, there's a roguelike element as you get additional power-ups or enhancements as you clear lines. It's great!

Pullfrog Playdate Deluxe is $8 on the handheld.

Best infuriating, but fun, game on the system: A Balanced Brew 

A Balanced Brew makes me want to scream sometimes, and that's why I love it. You use the crank to help a person get a cup of coffee. Said person insists on using a unicycle on the most perilous and winding road ever. This means you need to balance, speed up, slow down, and handle situations where you ride a unicycle on a unicycle to get your latest cup. It's tricky, but so satisfying when you get it right.

A Balanced Brew is $8 on the handheld.

Best game to play every day on the Playdate: Bloom

If you enjoy casual games with daily life simulation elements, Bloom is probably the closest you will get on the Playdate. Run a flower shop, grow flowers, and exchange text messages with folks as you go through a casual life that encourages you to stop by each day as you progress.

Bloom is $10 on the handheld.

Best Simulation game on the handheld: Glagstone

Ready to manage an entire island? One that doesn't seem quite right? Glagstone tasks you with keeping up with a community and taking on quests as you attempt to manage resources and build up the island while also perhaps finding out what happened to the last manager.

Glagstone is $6 on the handheld. 

Best shooter on the Playdate: Gun Trails 

I had no idea a shoot'em up would not only look so good, but also work so well on the Playdate, but Yoyogi Games proved it is possible with Gun Trails. It's an amazing shmup with great graphics and modes for newcomers and veterans. There's even an online leaderboard.

Gun Trails is $6 on the handheld.

Best puzzle game on the Playdate: Generations

Generations is a match-3 game where it is very easy to mess up if you don't pay attention. You need to place portraits on the wall of a home and ensure ones of people from a similar age group are all next to each other. Doing so starts a chain in which they all come together and transform into one portrait of the next "generation." You keep doing this as much as possible until you start to clear the board. It's incredibly strategic, but also easy to play for 5, 10, 15, or even 20 minutes.

Generations is $6 on the handheld. 

Best RPG on the Playdate: Under the Castle

I didn't expect an action-RPG sort of experience on the Playdate, but there are quite a few and Under the Castle is one of the best at making the most of the system. It's your goal to face the Evil Lord, heading through dungeons and gathering things you need to make saving the day seem possible.

Under the Castle is $10 on the handheld.

Deceptively Difficult: Jolly Chimp Champ

Jolly Chimp Champ is one of the most recent Playdate games, and I'd say it is one of the best at looking simple, but then being much harder than you'd expect. You use the crank to control conveyor belts and get a monkey toy from one point to another. However, there are also hazards like guns, bombs, and gaping holes, and precise timing and thoughtful cranking is the only way to get around each challenge.

Jolly Chimp Champ is $6 on the handheld.

Most Pokemon Like: Shining Gadget and Shadow Gadget

There's no true Pokemon type of game on the Playdate, but the next best thing is a creature-collector of sorts. Shining Gadget and Shadow Gadget, both collecting ghosts with the crank. There's no RPG element, but there's still that drive to fill your collection or maybe even use Spirit Swap to share with other Playdate players.

Each of these gamesis $13 on the handheld.

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Siliconera Monday, March 25, 2024 2:30 PM

2.1 Honkai: Star Rail Pre-Install, Trailblaze Mission Details Shared

HoYoVerse announced that the 2.1 Honkai: Star Rail pre-install is now live, with PC and mobile pre-download available, as well as the Trailblaze Mission requirements.

First, the Honkai: Star Rail pre-install lets people pre-download on a Windows PC, Android, or Apple iOS device. If you're on a mobile device, the storage requirements ahead of installing is 11GB. The PC one is listed at 9.6GB. If you are playing on a mobile device, you will see the Resource Pre-Download button is available after launching the game. On a PC, the launcher will now offer the Game Pre-Installation button. As usual, you can continue to play on PC while downloading, but the mobile versions don't allow that. 

As usual, the maintenance will start on March 27, 2024, and it will last around five hours. You get 300 Stellar Jades to make up for that. That currency will be available in folks' inboxes to claim until 2.2 arrives.

Starting the new Penacony Honkai: Star Rail Trailblaze Mission in 2.1 will also be very straightforward. HoYoVerse noted that the requirement is to have finished the Trailblaze Missions introduced in 2.0. As long as you got through all of those and finished "Whodunit," you can begin "The Devil in Velvet" the second 2.1 is live. The rewards will involve Stellar Jades, Trailblaze XP, character, Light Cone, and Relic experience items, Credits, and a new piece of music you can play on the Astral Express jukebox.

Honkai: Star Rail is available on the PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and 2.1 arrives on March 27, 2024. Acheron and Luocha will be the first new banners after the update.

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Siliconera Monday, March 25, 2024 2:00 PM

Stellar Blade Demo

The Stellar Blade demo now has an official release date. It will be appearing on the PlayStation Store from March 29, 2024.

The release date for the Stellar Blade demo was confirmed by Shift Up director Hyung Tae Kim in a post on the PlayStation Blog. The demo will feature a portion of the early game, featuring a tutorial and a single stage leading up to the first boss fight. This will allow players to get to grips with the game's combat system ahead of its release. The blog post also promises a "surprise" for any players who complete the demo.

The demo's languages have also been confirmed. As well as the game's native Korean, voiceover will be available in English, Brazilian Portuguese and most major European languages. Text can be displayed in an additional 13 languages including Arabic, Japanese, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese. Save data from the demo will carry over to the full game, allowing players to continue from their last checkpoint.

A Stellar Blade demo had previously appeared without announcement on the PlayStation Store. It was swiftly removed and even those who'd downloaded the demo had been locked out from playing it. The new release for the demo confirms this was released earlier than intended.

Stellar Blade will release for PS5 on April 26, 2024. The demo will be available from March 29, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, March 25, 2024 1:30 PM

Kirby 32nd birthday cake available at Kirby Cafe in 2024

Benelic revealed a new birthday cake to celebrate Kirby's 32nd Birthday in 2024. The cake will be available to order as dessert at Kirby Cafe Tokyo and Hakata for a limited time from April 2024 to early July 2024.

The cake will have the same base color as Kirby's, but it will be covered with chocolate cream on the top. The cafe staff will finish decorating the cake with fruits and Kirby's iconic star.

The company made the announcement via a tweet on the Kirby Cafe's official X account, which is also available to view right below:

Kirby Cafe has been regularly providing the character's birthday cakes on a temporary menu ever since its first permanent outlet opened at Tokyo Solamachi in late 2019. There is now an established pattern where the cafe is doing a rotation with three birthday cake designs. The upcoming 2024 cake will have the same design as the one released in 2021, while the previous design in 2023 was the same as the first-ever birthday cake made in 2020.

While Kirby Cafe lets people enjoy meals themed after the video game franchise all year long, other companies have also been producing merchandise based on the series. McDonald's Japan started offering Kirby Happy Meal toys in late February 2024. However, they were quickly sold out before the chain could complete its campaign in March 2024.

Kirby's 32nd birthday cake will be available to order at Kirby Cafe outlets at Tokyo Solamachi in Skytree Town and Canal City Hakata in Fukuoka from April 1, 2024, to July 2, 2024. Kirby's actual birthday will fall on April 27 every year.

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Siliconera Monday, March 25, 2024 1:00 PM

Genshin Impact Amazon Store Now Includes New Figures and Merchandise

HoYoVerse announced that its Amazon storefront now includes new Genshin Impact merchandise. This update consists of older items, like the Statue of Her Excellency, the Almighty Narukami Ogosho, God of Thunder doll and the Driving Thunder Keqing figure.

In particular, five things were mentioned as being on Amazon on social media, and the discount promotion in effect revealed 10 items are newly available. An array of figures and plush items are a part of the Genshin Impact merchandise now available worldwide. A 10% coupon is also in effect for all of them until March 31, 2024. 

Here's the list of items you can get from the Genshin Impact Amazon store that are new and temporarily on sale.

  • Battlefield Valor Blind Box Liyue Set - $99.99
  • Battlefield Valor Blind Box Mondstadt Set - $99.99
  • Cuilein-Anbar-Themed Plush Toy - $29.99
  • Driving Thunder Keqing 1/7 Scale Figure - $199.99
  • Guoba Plushie Coin Purse - $18.99
  • Hilichurl Mini Plushie Keychain - $15.99
  • "Paimon's Not Emergency Food!" Paimon Food Theme Blind Box Set - $79.99
  • Statue of Her Excellency, the Almighty Narukami Ogosho, God of Thunder - $59.99
  • Spark Knight Klee 1/7 Scale Figure - $79.99
  • Teyvat Zoo Themed Plushie Keychain - $24.99

And here's a gallery showing all of the items that are now reduced on Amazon.

Right now, 4.5 of Genshin Impact is live. That kicked off earlier in March 2024. When it did, Chiori was added as a new playable character and Itto returned. In April 2024, rerun banners for Kazuha and Neuvillette will appear.

Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. 

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Siliconera Monday, March 25, 2024 12:30 PM

Dragon Quest Slime gummi candies by Square Enix

Square Enix released Gummi candies modeled after the Dragon Quest slime in Japan. The snacks are now available in select convenience stores across the Kanto region, which includes Tokyo.

A single pack costs 238 yen (~$1.57), and it contains ten Slime-shaped candies. A rare Metal Slime candy with a harder texture may also be available in a few of the packs. Square Enix has also opened pre-orders for a ten-pack box on its Japanese e-Store, which will cost 2,376 yen and be shipped on March 30, 2024.

To celebrate the candies' release, Square Enix is also holding a sweepstake where five lucky people residing in Japan can win a pair of plushes featuring both the regular and Metal Slime. All they need to do is to have an X account, follow the Square Enix Official Goods account, and repost the following tweet by March 31, 2024:

Slime is one of the most popular Dragon Quest series monsters designed by the late Akira Toriyama. Square Enix has also been selling various kinds of merchandise featuring the smiling monster. The items range from ice packs and slippers to suitcase covers.

The Dragon Quest Slime gummi candies are immediately available in stores across Japan's Kanto region.

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Siliconera Monday, March 25, 2024 12:00 PM

Final Fantasy XIV FFXVI Event Begins Next Week

Square Enix confirmed that Final Fantasy XIV players will get to take part in the FFXVI event on April 2, 2024. The Path Infernal will bring adult and baby versions of Torgal to FFXIV, as well as armor based on Clive Rosfield, until May 8, 2024. 

If someone wants to take part in the FFXVI event, they need to get to level 50, first. They also need to have finished the main quest "The Ultimate Weapon." Since that was added in 2.0, odds are most players completed the base-game mission. 

As long as you hit both of those criteria, you can meet a Neophyte Adventurer at Ul'dah Steps of Nald. That character will be at X: 8.8 and Y: 9.8. That will let you take the crossover quest "A Land on Fire." 

A number of FFXVI themed items will be available to those who complete the quest. The Clive armor in FFXIV will consist of Metian Chausses for pants, a pair of Metian Gauntlets, Metian Sollerets shows, and a Metian Vest. This is a unisex set that can be worn by anyone or any class. It also can be dyed and projected. A Torgal Pup minion is available, and you can get a Torgal Whistle to summon the grown version as a mount to ride in FFXIV

Here is how the FFXIV Clive armor and Torgal mount and minion will look:

You can also get a Clive Rosfield Triple Triad card, as well as the following 10 Orchestrion Rolls. 

  • "Away (Refrain)" Orchestrion Roll
  • "Before the Storm - Caer Norvent" Orchestrion Roll
  • "Find the Flame" Orchestrion Roll
  • "Forevermore - The Grand Duchy of Rosaria" Orchestrion Roll
  • "Idylls of the Empire" Orchestrion Roll
  • "Land of Eikons" Orchestrion Roll
  • "The State of the Realm" Orchestrion Roll
  • "To Sail Forbidden Seas" Orchestrion Roll
  • "Tonitrua ex Machina" Orchestrion Roll
  • "Who I Really Am" Orchestrion Roll

Even if you miss this event, don't worry. Crossovers often return to the MMORPG. For example, the FFXV one came back to FFXIV in February 2024.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, Final Fantasy XVI is available on the PS5 and eventually PC, and the FFXVI FFXIV event starts on April 2, 2024. 

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Siliconera Monday, March 25, 2024 11:30 AM

VShojo Vtuber Hime Hajime Got a New Outfit

VShojo Vtuber Hime Hajime promised a new model debut on March 24, 2024, and she shared a new look that has spy themes. She still has her typical wings and tail, which are animated, as an option. However, she now also has a spy-like look with her hair in a ponytail, tie, shirt, jacket, and skirt with a slit in it.

Her reveal of her new look began with her teasing meeting everyone in an empty parking garage. She then showed how she can make her model look as though it is wielding a gun and pointing it at the audience. She showed some of the design options. After that, a Pummel Party collab with Ironmouse, Henya, Zentreya, Haruka, Projekt Melody, and GEEGA began.

People can watch the archive of the new Hime Hajime model reveal on Twitch. 

While Hime Hajime isn't one of the most active VShojo Vtubers, she does show up in quite a few collabs, has shared original covers, and can be active on Twitch. It has been a while since she officially released a song, however. Her last cover was of "Cutie Honey," the theme song for the anime of the same name. Her schedule on Twitch doesn't show any planned streams for the last week of March 2024 yet.

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Siliconera Monday, March 25, 2024 11:00 AM

Kirby and the Forgotten Land soundtrack releasing in Japan

HAL Laboratory has opened pre-orders for physical soundtrack albums of Kirby and the Forgotten Land. The development studio behind the game revealed the soundtracks right on its second anniversary day, as it appeared on Nintendo Switch on March 25, 2022.

The Kirby and the Forgotten Land soundtrack will be available in two versions. The Complete Soundtrack will include all of the game's BGMs and movie dialogues, as the title suggests. The package will have a 40-page booklet and four CDs containing a total of 115 tracks, and the last entry will be a Japanese version of the game's theme song "Welcome to the New World!"

The Complete Soundtrack will also have a photo frame that contains a music box playing a short version of the theme song. HAL Laboratory will also provide five swappable photo cards taken from the game. The large package will have an all-in price tag of 14,880 yen (~$98), which includes tax and shipping, but it will be only available until May 7, 2024, or when the company has reached its production limit, whichever comes first.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land - The Complete Soundtrack
Image via HAL Laboratory

HAL Laboratory will also release a smaller Sound Selection album that will be more widely available. The company will only put 33 tracks into a single CD with a 6-page booklet. But unlike the above complete pack, it will continue to produce this album for the foreseeable future. This one will be available for 2,420 yen (~$16) with an extra domestic shipment cost of 700 yen if people place their pre-orders on the ValueMall site.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land - Sound Selection
Image via HAL Laboratory

The Kirby and the Forgotten Land video game is readily available worldwide on Nintendo Switch. The title is alternatively known in Japan as Kirby of the Stars: Discovery. The game's soundtrack will be formally available in Japan on September 13, 2024, but HAL Laboratory will ship the albums one day earlier to those who have placed pre-orders by August 18, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, March 25, 2024 10:30 AM

FFXIV Dawntrail Early Access and FFIX Pre-order Bonus Explained

Square Enix announced that people can pre-order the FFXIV Dawntrail expansion at 9am PT/12pm ET on March 26, 2024, with early access and a FFIX bonus available to those who do. The other Final Fantasy IX references coming to Final Fantasy XIV will be in the Collector's Edition.

Both versions of the FFXIV Dawntrail expansion will be available to pre-order on March 25, 2024. The standard one will cost $39.99, and the collector's edition will be $214.99. The Square Enix Online Store will have both. In each case, you only get a digital copy of the expansion. 

Buying either of these ahead of launch grants a player early access to FFXIV Dawntrail. If you do so on the PS4, PS5, or Xbox Series X, you don't need to register your code. However, people who buy a Windows or Mac version need to head to Mog Station to input your code to tie it to the account. Once done, someone can start playing the expansion at 2am PT/5am ET on June 28, 2024. That is four days ahead of its July 2, 2024 launch.

As for the FFXIV FFIX items, there are a few ways to get them. A pre-order for either version gets you the Wind-up Zidane Minion. He appears alongside the Azeyma's Earrings that is a reference to The Warden from The Twelve in the MMO. If you buy the collector's edition, you also get a Wind-up Garnet Minion and a Ark Mount of eidolon she uses in Final Fantasy IX. While the one image of it only showed its "ark" form, the video Square Enix released shows how it can transform into its robot form.

Here's a gallery of images Square Enix shared with us showing how the new minions and other bonuses will look:

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the Dawntrail expansion will arrive on July 2, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, March 25, 2024 10:00 AM

Dragon's Dogma 2 Riftstone

Capcom shared plans for upcoming update for Dragon's Dogma 2, including making it easier to start a new game, get a house, and increasing the number of character editing items available. There is currently no set date for when the patch will launch, but Capcom plans to release the new features "as soon as they are ready."

The three most immediately impactful changes are listed as coming to all platforms. The first will allow players to start a new game from the main menu while they have an existing game already. Currently, starting a new game requires hunting down and manually deleting your save data. The second big change is that the quest leading to players buying a house will also be available "earlier in the game." The third is the addition of extra "Art of Metamorphosis" items to the Pawn Guild store. These items allow players to change their character or Pawn's appearance and was limited to 2 per game, with more available on starting New Game + or from the microtransaction store.

Additionally, motion blur and ray tracing options will be added to the menus of the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game, along with a few other optimizations for the Steam version.

You can find the full list of changes in the tweet below:

There is currently no planned date for when the Dragon's Dogma 2 update will launch. The game itself is immediately available on the PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X. Dragon's Dogma 2 here. Prior to launch, Capcom also released the character creator for free.

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Siliconera Monday, March 25, 2024 9:30 AM

Spy x Family manga 5th anniversary

March 25, 2024, is the 5th anniversary day of the Spy x Family manga, and Shueisha noted the occasion by posting a tweet thread on the Japanese official X account for its Shonen Jump + magazine. It reveals the company's plans to celebrate the anniversary.

The thread starts with an illustration and message from Tatsuya Endo. The manga author still does not know how long the series will continue, but he hopes everyone will continue to closely follow the Forger family's journey.

Shueisha also published a special movie to mark the Spy x Family manga's 5th anniversary on the official Shonen Jump channel on YouTube:

In addition, Shueisha will release new Spy x Family merchandise designed by Tatsuya Endo. The thread also revealed that the author will hold autograph sessions for the first time in his career. The events will not only take place in the Japanese cities of Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka, as Endo will also head to South Korea's capital city Seoul. Shueisha will publish a more detailed schedule in the near future.

Spy x Family originated as a manga series that launched in Shonen Jump + on March 25, 2019. The manga is still ongoing, and Tatsuya Endo published the 96th chapter on March 18, 2024. The title's popularity skyrocketed after Wit Studio and CloverWorks produced its anime adaptation that started airing in 2022.

Crunchyroll will launch the Spy x Family Code: White movie in North American theaters on April 19, 2024. Meanwhile, Bandai Namco will release the Spy x Anya: Operation Memories video game for the Switch, PS4, and PS5 internationally in late June 2024, with a PC version following later on.

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