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GamersHeroes Friday, April 19, 2024 2:27 PM

Set to release in early May, players will be able to shoot and loot for glory with the Closed Beta for MoreFun Studios' Arena Breakout: Infinite.

The post Arena Breakout: Infinite Closed Beta Coming Early May appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Friday, April 19, 2024 1:49 PM

Players will set out to reclaim their father's spirit with the upcoming release of Surgent Studios and EA Original's Tales of Kenzera: ZAU - see what's to come with the launch trailer for the game.

The post Tales of Kenzera: ZAU Launch Trailer Released appeared first on GamersHeroes.

Kotaku Friday, April 19, 2024 5:30 PM

Just like Echoes of the Fallen, Final Fantasy 16's The Rising Tide DLC adds quite a few new pieces of gear for Clive to use. Among these is the Tonberry Knife, which uniquely deals low HP damage in exchange for inflicting high Will damage. Whether you want this blade for its stats or its glamour, there's one required…


Kotaku Friday, April 19, 2024 5:00 PM

Tom Curtin had just secured the video game of his dreams: a factory sealed first run copy of Konami's original 1986 Castlevania for NES with a rare hang tab on the back of the box. There are only six currently known to exist and Curtin, together with his childhood friend, paid just over $90,000 for this one. Now he…


Kotaku Friday, April 19, 2024 4:45 PM

Fallout is currently one of the biggest things in the world thanks to Amazon's hit TV show. However, before all that, there was a time when Fallout as a franchise seemed dead. Then Bethesda stepped in, bought the IP in 2007, and announced plans to make Fallout 3, reviving the post-apocalyptic RPG series. And that's…


Kotaku Friday, April 19, 2024 4:31 PM

Spoilers for the Fallout show follow.


Kotaku Friday, April 19, 2024 4:00 PM

Hades, Supergiant Games' award-winning 2020 roguelite, was renowned for its excellent combat, beautiful art style, entrancing music, and very, very hot characters. You'd expect a game about Greek gods (who were purposefully attractive so that the normies of Ancient Greece had something to aspire towards) to include a…


Kotaku Friday, April 19, 2024 3:15 PM

Final Fantasy 16's (presumably) final DLC, The Rising Tide, is a fascinating case study on how fan speculation can wildly shape an audience's expectations. On one hand, Square Enix and the folks at Creative Business Unit 3 never promised this DLC pack would impact the main storyline of the game. However, prerelease…


Kotaku Friday, April 19, 2024 2:44 PM

The future of physical media took another blow as Target confirmed previously reported plans that it would stop offering physical DVDs in store and transition to only carrying a select number of films in brick-and-mortar locations during specific, limited times. However, the retail giant said games would be—for…


Kotaku Friday, April 19, 2024 2:10 PM

Capcom's high-fantasy RPG Dragon's Dogma 2 will get a new update on all platforms this month that makes some much-needed changes, including one that makes Pawns more reliable, less dumb, and less talkative. We love Pawns that do their job silently, but one of the most notable changes in this upcoming patch makes the…


Kotaku Friday, April 19, 2024 1:00 PM

This next sentence might make you feel very old and I'm sorry: Earlier this week, Cartoon Network's first original show, Space Ghost Coast To Coast, turned 30 years old. And while many have spent the week celebrating the strange series, its best bits, and funniest episodes, I want to take a moment to remember a…


Kotaku Friday, April 19, 2024 12:50 PM

Fallout 76, the online multiplayer game set in the long-running post-apocalyptic series, has seen a surge of players due to Amazon Prime's hit TV adaptation. And if you're thinking about giving it a shot, you may be wondering if you can easily hop into games with your friends on other platforms. So before you pick up…


Kotaku Friday, April 19, 2024 12:40 PM


Kotaku Friday, April 19, 2024 12:30 PM

On the day I started here at Kotaku back in 2022, the very first post I wrote had an image of a character who looked like me right at the top. It was my custom V from Cyberpunk 2077, and he's appeared more than a few times on this site as I've covered the game and its Phantom Liberty expansion. But he's not the only…


Kotaku Friday, April 19, 2024 11:40 AM

In case you've been living under a rock for the past 12 hours or so, pop superstar Taylor Swift unleashed a double album on the world, and as a Swiftie, it is my moral obligation to be deeply annoying about it. I'm not here to review the album though, but instead highlight a line from it that is already making the…


Kotaku Friday, April 19, 2024 11:19 AM

The makers of Cities: Skylines II have pledged to focus on fixing the base game after fans revolted against a disappointing paid DLC. The $10 Beachfront Properties pack scored a stunning 96 percent negative rating in Steam reviews and now the companies behind the urban planning sim have apologized, promised refunds…


Kotaku Friday, April 19, 2024 10:15 AM

It's so over, y'all. Yuri on Ice, the gay ice-skating anime that took the world by storm in 2016, won't be getting its long-anticipated follow-up film, Yuri on Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence, as the movie has been canceled. A moment of silence for those who were present for the gay cultural reset. We're hurting.


PCGamesN Friday, April 19, 2024 4:48 PM
     Rainbow Six Siege reputation system will remain in beta for now

Ubisoft has been working on implementing an advanced reputation system into Rainbow Six Siege for quite a while now, and since Year 8 season 4, the system has been present in Siege in a beta state. For the time being, it's going to stay in beta - Ubisoft says the system still isn't behaving consistently enough and requires further improvement before it's fully implemented.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 19, 2024 2:44 PM
     Prison Architect 2 has been delayed again

Looks like we'll be waiting a bit longer to see Prison Architect in 3D. Prison Architect 2, which had been originally set to launch March 23 before being pushed back to May 7, has now been delayed again. The new Prison Architect 2 release date is now set for September 3.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 19, 2024 2:14 PM
     Fallout 3 is broken for some, but here's some ways to fix it

It's fair to say the Fallout TV show has been a massive hit and spurred on many people to replay some of the Fallout games as well as introducing a whole new generation of gamers to the series. However, if you've been tempted to jump into the first of the 3D versions of the game series, Fallout 3, which is just $2.49 on Steam, you may have found the game either doesn't run at all or doesn't run well. If so, this guide should hopefully help you out. Here's hopefully how to fix Fallout 3 for Windows 10 and 11 users.

Fallout 3 is available in two versions on Steam. There's the original Fallout 3 release or the Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition, which costs $4.99. These fixes should apply to both versions of the game, though your mileage will vary a great deal based on the exact version of Windows you're running and all the hardware in your system.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 19, 2024 12:56 PM
     The best card games on PC 2024

What are the best card games on PC? It is not a question we would have been asking a few years ago, when some basic ports of paper-based systems and some minigames in larger titles were all we had access to.

Now, there are heaps of games like Hearthstone vying to be among the best card games on PC - it is one of the fastest-growing genres in the industry. Card games offer players a rich and constantly shifting meta, potentially limitless replayability, and are approachable to boot - so it is not hard to see why they have started to emerge on our best PC games list. Our list covers everything from the biggest player in the genre today, the best ports from paper, the up-and-comers you might not have heard of, and some of the best free card games out there.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Hearthstone decks, The best card games on PC, Free card games

PCGamesN Friday, April 19, 2024 12:45 PM

Owners of current-gen Xbox and PlayStation consoles are looking forward to next week's Fallout 4 patch, which introduces new native-version applications and a raft of performance and quality improvements. So what about the PC edition? Don't worry, we're getting a patch too - and here's what you'll find when it arrives April 25.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 19, 2024 12:38 PM
     Now is your last chance to buy this AMD Radeon GPU

This could be your last chance to get hold of an AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, as stock of AMD's high-end RDNA 2 GPUs appears to be drying up. With AMD's forthcoming RDNA 4 GPUs expected to launch at the end of 2024, and its current RDNA 3 lineup dropping in price, there's little room for AMD's last-gen graphics cards any more.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 19, 2024 12:31 PM
     All Monopoly Go events, tournaments, dates, and rewards

What is the next Monopoly Go event? With so many limited-time events in Monopoly Go, it can be hard to keep track of the rewards you can get your hands on. Monopoly Go events can last anywhere from a few hours to a week, so bookmark this page as we'll keep it regularly updated with the next events and their start and end dates.

Monopoly Go is the latest online board game sweeping the globe, but completing all of these events won't be easy without some Monopoly Go free dice links, so check out our daily updated guide for some freebies and rewards before you get started on the next Monopoly Go tournament.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 19, 2024 12:22 PM
     New AMD laptop CPU to have more GPU power than RX 7600 XT, says leak

There's a new purported leak of AMD's upcoming laptop CPU range, called AMD Strix Halo, which shows the layout and some of the key specs of the upcoming all-in-one mobile chip. The main leak concerns speculation of the layout of the chip, but also reaffirms previously leaked information that the chip will have 40 RDNA compute units in its GPU, which is more than the 32 compute units in a desktop AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT graphics card.

Widely expected to offer a level of performance that could see AMD finally make a significant dent in the laptop market, and in turn find more products powered by its processors on our best gaming laptop list, AMD Strix Halo is a highly anticipated launch.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 19, 2024 12:21 PM
     Free Diablo rival sees big uptick on Steam as anniversary update lands

With Diablo 4 Season 4 still a little further out, yet another ARPG is seeing a resurgence as it celebrates its one year anniversary. Free Steam game Torchlight Infinite just launched its new season, Whispering Mist, and it might be just the thing if you're someone looking for an approachable action RPG with enough depth to keep you entertained but without diving into Path of Exile levels of complexity. If you've had your fill of Last Epoch's first season and aren't ready to jump into the early access for No Rest for the Wicked, now's a great time to join the thousands of players jumping into Torchlight Infinite on Steam.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 19, 2024 12:20 PM
     Zenless Zone Zero events – all current and upcoming events

What are the Zenless Zone Zero events? HoYoverse's latest live service gacha game has plenty of content to keep you occupied, whether that's charging through the twists and turns of the main storyline or picking up side commissions. If you're looking for a change of pace that can net you additional rewards, then look no further than the latest events.

With the latest ZZZ beta taking place right now, we expect some ZZZ events to take place soon. However, only those with access will be able to make the most of them, while the rest of us await the ZZZ release date. We'll have a rundown of current events below soon, but you can prepare yourself with a look at those that took place during the previous Zenless Zone Zero beta. Just like Zenless Zone Zero banners, events are only available for a limited time, so, when they're around, be sure to complete them in a timely manner.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 19, 2024 12:14 PM
     All Hades 2 Gods and characters

Who are the Hades 2 Gods and characters? As you explore the underworld, a compelling cast of colorful characters are waiting to help you on your journey. Some NPCs are there to test you, aid you in mastering your skills, and sell you useful items. Gods, on the other hand, appear at random to give you special items to aid you in combat.

Whenever you start a new crawl through the dungeons of Hades 2, or pass through a gate into the next, you can interact with a randomly allocated Sigil that is usually associated with one of the Greek gods. These Hades 2 Boons grant you a choice of buff to your attack or defense, themed around the God offering their help. But which Hades 2 Gods do you have the chance to meet in the roguelike game, and just how does their Greek mythology relate to the Hades 2 story? Read on to find out.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 19, 2024 11:45 AM
     This outstanding Fallout PC build gets a thumbs up from Vault Boy

With its analog dials, weathered paint, and striking blue and yellow color scheme, this superb Fallout gaming PC build really shows what you can do with your rig if you're prepared to get your hands dirty, but preferably not with nuclear waste. It genuinely looks like it was built by Vault-Tec, and would certainly make a striking prop in the new Fallout TV show.

Thanks to our rapidly growing PC building Facebook page, we've seen many custom gaming PCs, from mods based on existing case designs to scratch PC builds. You can even submit yours for consideration right here Here, PC modder Jarno Kotavuopio takes us through the process of building this superb Fallout PC.

PCGamesN Friday, April 19, 2024 11:39 AM
     Back 4 Blood suddenly has thousands more players and good reviews

Back 4 Blood took the poison chalice with both hands. In one sense, it was a superb idea, picking up where Valve left off and revitalizing the experience of one of the best-loved PC games in history. We all miss Left 4 Dead, and if the company behind Half-Life and Counter-Strike 2 isn't going to keep it alive, well, that's the perfect missed opportunity for a studio like Turtle Rock to capitalize on. On the contrary, as soon as you invite comparisons to Left 4 Dead, you're setting some pretty high expectations. In the last four years, Back 4 Blood has been through a variety of ups and downs. Nevertheless, it's surging on Steam right now and enjoying a reappraisal from recent players. And if you want to try it yourself, it's 90% off.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 19, 2024 11:30 AM
     WoW The War Within will

I've probably played World of Warcraft too much over my years on this planet. Spending hours levelling, raiding, doing dungeons, or just hanging out in Orgrimmar watching other players go by; it's one of the biggest time sinks out there. As you get older and undertake more responsibilities it can be harder to spend as much time in the game that once ate your life. We spoke to WoW's executive producer, Holly Longdale, about how the next expansion aims to help Azeroth's many time-strapped solo players.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 19, 2024 10:41 AM
     FF14 producer Naoki Yoshida apologizes for graphical update concerns

The FF14 Dawntrail expansion draws ever closer, and with it the long-awaited graphical update for the decade-old MMORPG that's also set to arrive in Final Fantasy 14 patch 7.0. Following the recent release of an FF14 benchmark tool that allowed players to test out the new-look models in the game's character creator, while also trying out the new playable female Hrothgar race, concerns have been expressed among the community about the way the overhauled models look. Game producer and director Naoki Yoshida thanks players for the feedback, providing an explanation for the issue and sharing the team's update plans.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 19, 2024 10:31 AM
     Rimworld Anomaly is dialing back on the horror in new update

The newly arrived Rimworld Anomaly expansion, which transforms the iconic colony sim and management game into a more horror-centric experience, is already off to a great start, racking up an initial 90% Steam review score alongside the base game's mammoth 98% rating. Lead developer Tynan Sylvester of Ludeon Studios says the team is "loving your Anomaly stories," but has tweaked the balance slightly in a new update aimed at helping the horror side blend more seamlessly into the core game, with options to tweak your preferences for how much you'd like to see.

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PCGamesN Friday, April 19, 2024 10:14 AM
     Save 33% on this versatile SteelSeries gaming headset, but be quick

Right now you can save a huge 33% on the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 X Wireless gaming headset, knocking nearly $60 off the price of one of the most capable gaming headsets available. With its on-headset controls, support for all the major consoles, and its ability to offer simultaneous Bluetooth and Wireless audio, it's a lot of headset for under $120.

Among the best gaming headsets available, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless normally retails for around $180, so its discounted price at the moment is remarkable. It has only ever been this cheap once before.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 19, 2024 2:06 PM

Ahead of Final Fantasy 14's next massive expansion, Dawntrail, arriving this summer, Square Enix recently put out a graphical benchmarking tool. Dawntrail's benchmark is especially noteworthy as it's the first time we've really been able to put the MMO's much-anticipated graphical update arriving with 7.0 into practice and see what sort of demands it might make on our hardware by overhauling the 10-year-old game's visuals.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 19, 2024 1:42 PM

Eiyuden Chronicles, the RPG series that's effectively a sequel-slash-spiritual successor to nineties and early noughties JRPG classic Suikoden, will continue with a sequel despite the death of its creator earlier this year.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 19, 2024 1:05 PM

In the most unsurprising news you might read today: Amazon are going to make a second season to their very popular Fallout TV show. That means one more season until we get Liam Neeson, right?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 19, 2024 12:37 PM

It seems that Prison Architect 2 is going method in its approach to launching the 3D sequel to the jailhouse management game, as - like its inmates - it just can't seem to secure a solid release. Originally due to arrive in March, before being pushed into May, developers Double Eleven have now shunted it all the way back to September.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 19, 2024 12:07 PM

Lured like an unsatisfied sailor by the siren song of alleged performance woes, I've been giving No Rest for the Wicked a cursory benchmarkin', and yes! The isometric ARPG does suffer from all the early access wonkiness you've likely heard about already today.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 19, 2024 12:02 PM

When I tick the box telling your unwanted launcher to remember my password, make it remember my chuffing password.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 19, 2024 12:00 PM

It's been a while since I snuck my diary into a column, huh?

Long-term readers might have discerned that I haven't been well for a very long time. I have various ailments, of which we all suffer, and it turns out that a mere five years of clinging on by your fingernails sometimes leads to some actual treatment for... all of them. Wild.

So while there've been a lot of interesting looking games in the shortlist lately, these last few weeks have been entirely too interesting for me personally. Piecing It Together is nothing more or less than 3D jigsaw puzzles. I've never even liked jigsaws, but it turns out that was exactly the kind of game I needed.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 19, 2024 11:52 AM

What I like about browser games is that clicking on a word in this mundane piece of software could take you anywhere, to anything. For example, if you click on this link to the domain corru.observer, you'll find yourself in a dark room before a strange glowing device. Apparently it's your job to do... something with it? So begins one of the most surprising and delightful games I've played all year, a sprawling, shape-shifting sci-fi story which is still unfolding through updates. I didn't even know all this was possible with HTML and CSS.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 19, 2024 11:10 AM

Capcom are working on another Dragon's Dogma 2 patch, and this one takes as its target the dreaded dragonsplague, which causes the game's AI-controlled pawns to go nuts and murder everybody, including story-critical NPCs, if you allow it to go untreated for long enough. It'll reduce the infection frequency of dragonsplague, which is spread when pawns mingle with other pawns online, and make the symptoms more obvious. Pawns already get glowing eyes when they're dragonsplagued - I guess they'll be all the glowier in future.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, April 19, 2024 10:30 AM

While trying to keep vaguely up on both games discourse and terminology over long periods of time, I frequently find myself noticing terms enter common usage, get used a bunch, then fall out of favour again. I think this is partly because games discourse is cyclical, and partly because writing and talking about the same things a lot means that when a neater phrase for something complicated pops up, it gets assimilated quickly. Mostly, though, I think it's because of my brain doing the thing where, say, you notice a yellow car on a walk and then see dozens of them. I was going to write a car make there but I don't know any. Uh, (looks at monitor), Asus? Do Asus do cars? The 1994 Asus Gremlin. What a ride!

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Siliconera Friday, April 19, 2024 6:00 PM

Persona 3 Reload SEES and Koromaru First Aid Items Coming

A new line of Persona 3 Reload merchandise for disaster prevention featuring SEES motifs and a first-aid poach inspired by Koromaru is now available for pre-order from Movic. The SEES merchandise will release in Fall 2024, while the poach is set to release in July 26, 2024. [Thanks, PR Times!]

Pre-orders for the new merchandise items close on May 22, 2024. The Persona 3 Reload SEES Disaster Prevention Set costs 17,600 yen (or about $113.83.) The set includes a SEES backpack that also features two Gekkoukan High School logo pin badges, and two SEES pin badges. The backpack also includes a hand crank light, water bag, rescue sheet, an Aid-Team 2 emergency kit, emergency toilet sheets, masks, a SEES hand towel, and a P3R protagonist postcard.

You can take a better look at the Persona 3 Reload SEES disaster backpack here:

Meanwhile, the Koromaru First-Aid Poach costs 3,520 yen (~$22.77.) The poach is designed to imitate the same poach that Koromaru carries in his battle outfit in the new Persona 3 Reload remake.

And here is the Persona 3 Reload Koromaru first-aid poach:

Other Persona 3 Reload merchandise items include Gekkoukan High School uniform cosplay sets, and an Evoker replica.

The new Persona 3 Reload SEES disaster prevention merchandise will release in Fall 2024, and the Koromaru first-aid poach will appear in July 26, 2024. Persona 3 Reload is readily available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam.

The post Persona 3 Reload SEES and Koromaru First Aid Items Coming appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, April 19, 2024 5:00 PM

Yuri on Ice movie cancelled

MAPPA announced that the unreleased Yuri on Ice movie, subtitled Ice Adolescence, has been canceled. The movie was first announced in 2017 and several trailers appeared, but it was later postponed before the cancellation.

The statement from MAPPA contained an apology to fans, a well as a note thanking them for supporting the series throughout its production. The cancellation itself was only attributed to "various circumstances," and further details about the situation were not provided.

The Yuri on Ice anime series follows Yuri Katsuki, a Japanese figure skater considering retiring until he is visited by fellow figure skaters Victor Nikiforov and Yuri Plisetsky. The movie, which was first announced back in 2017, was expected to be a continuation of the original tale or new arc for their story.

You can read the full statement in both English and Japanese via the tweet below:


Back in June, 2023, MAPPA uploaded the opening of Yuri on Ice to its Youtube channel, which featured Dean Fujioka's "History Maker". More recently, MAPPA announced that it would be producing a sequel to the Dorohedoro anime adaptation back in January, 2024.

Production of Yuri on Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence has been canceled by MAPPA. The Yuri on Ice anime series is available to watch on Crunchyroll and Amazon.

The post Yuri on Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence Canceled appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, April 19, 2024 4:00 PM

Hunter X Hunter: Nen X Impact Fighting Game Demo Characters Revealed

Bushiroad confirmed the playable characters that will appear in the Hunter x Hunter: Nen x Impact demo. The demo will feature 6 characters, and it will be available to try at the EVO Japan 2024 and KSG2024 events. [Thanks, PR Times!]

As it was previously hinted in the game's reveal teaser, Hunter x Hunter: Nen x Impact will be a 3v3 fighting game, and the playable characters available in the upcoming event demo are Gon, Killua, Leorio, Kurapika, Hisoka, and Chairman Netero. These are the same characters that were featured in the teaser. We still don't know if the game will be a 2.5D fighter, a 3D arena fighter, or a different type of fighting game.

In addition, a lottery will be held at the Bushiroad Games booth at EVO Japan 2024, and participants have the chance to win various original merchandise goods, including a Hunter x Hunter: Nen x Impact t-shirt (100 available each day of the event,) a sticker (350 available daily,) and a Bushiroad Games t-shirt (50 available daily.) You can take a better look at the items available in the lottery here:

Hunter x Hunter: Nen x Impact is currently in development and it will come out for the Nintendo Switch, PS5, and PC via Steam. The first demo for the game will appear at EVO Japan 2024 between April 27-29, 2024.

The post Hunter X Hunter: Nen X Impact Fighting Game Demo Characters Revealed appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, April 19, 2024 3:00 PM

The anime adaptation for the popular manga Kaii to Otome to Kamikakushi, which is going by Mysterious Disappearances officially in English, finally debuted. The 2019 manga series offers the right mix of humor, light horror elements, and the supernatural. Fortunately, the anime version delivers the same satisfying blend.

I checked out the recent first episode of Mysterious Disappearances on Crunchyroll and walked away surprised. Though I have heard of the manga, I never checked it out and was intrigued by the premise. It involves the two leads named Sumireko and Adashino, who work in a book store, as they investigate strange occurrences.

But what I appreciate about the first episode is it feels almost like a standalone, 24-minute experience. The premiere introduces the two main characters, what they do at their jobs at a bookstore, and their connections to one another. This eventually leads to an odd book that brings about the episode's core mystery.

In the process, it lightly explores the inner workings of Sumireko's mind and her deepest fears. But instead of being super serious or all spooky, this series is fantastic at setting up hilarious sequences. It almost feels like the classic Goosebumps TV series, but even funnier.

There is a mystery in this episode, of course, and presumably future ones. However, they take a backseat to the actual characters. This allows for a lighter tone to the series, which the Mysterious Disappearances anime benefits from. I will admit it gets a bit too light at times in the initial episode, especially due to what I felt were a couple of short, but unnecessary, fan service moments. Still, its humor and characters keep the premiere going.

Given how the mystery brings the two leads together, I will say I am curious to see how the future episodes shape up. After all, this episode benefits so much from focusing on Sumireko as a person and her backstory. Presumably, the later episodes won't do that as much. I wonder if that could also affect the pacing and atmosphere.

Thankfully, there are some neat hints at what the future holds. The promise of what's next did sink its hooks into me. For one, there is the fascinating situation with the other lead, Adashino. He looks like a younger kid, perhaps someone only in junior high, but he behaves strangely. Not to mention, his spiral yellow eyes can't just be for show.

I hope the Mysterious Disappearances anime series dives deeper into Adashino's story in the near future, especially since he seems to know a lot more about the occult than he first leads on. For now, though, I am hopeful and optimistic about the possibly episodic nature of the series. If it continues with each episode focusing on a different mysterious object or situation, that brisk pace nature will keep my attention for the spring 2024 anime season.

Mysterious Disappearances is available right now to stream on Crunchyroll.

The post Mysterious Disappearances Anime Builds a Fascinating Foundation appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Friday, April 19, 2024 2:30 PM

Square Enix will release Final Fantasy XII FFXII themed Moogle board game

Square Enix revealed that it is working on a new board game based on Final Fantasy XII. Its tentative title is Final Fantasy: The Six Moogle Siblings' Mob Hunt, although this name is not finalized yet. The FFXII board game will be available to test at Game Market 2024 Spring.

Square Enix has yet to publish images of the full set, but the card descriptions hint that there will also be some tokens included. Here are the translations for the six cards Square Enix has shared so far:

  • Montblanc: [When the game ends] +2VP on victory
  • Van (a.k.a. Vaan): [Face side] This card can be moved to other fields during your own turn.
  • Morbol (a.k.a. Malboro): [When the game ends] Place a fatigue token on cards with original power of 7 or more when the game ends.
  • Hurdy: [Face side] Draw a card, and then send a card from hand to the bottom of deck.
  • Panelo (a.k.a. Penelo): [When the game ends] Remove all fatigue tokens from your own cards in this field. No more fatigue tokens can be placed in the future.
  • Pylraster: Nullify all [When the game ends] text in cards.

The new FFXII board game will not be the only title Square Enix brings to Game Market 2024 Spring. The company will also sell some of its board games that have already been released. They include Final Fantasy VII Remake: Materia Hunter, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – The Promised Day, and the werewolf game Dragon Quest Zinrou.

Game Market 2024 Spring will take place at Tokyo Big Sight on April 27-28, 2024. Square Enix's booth will be located at Booth #60 on both days. The company will reveal the official title and release date for the Final Fantasy XII-themed board game at a later time.

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Siliconera Friday, April 19, 2024 2:00 PM

Room light projector Poke Ball will appear in Japanese Pokemon stores

The Pokemon Company has revealed a new room light projector shaped like the Poke Ball from the Pokemon franchise. The new merchandise will appear in Japanese Pokemon Center stores on April 27, 2024. However, the company did not confirm the item's price alongside this reveal.

This Poke Ball will appear in plain color—similar to a Premier Ball but with yellow lines instead of red. The owner will be able to apply one of the provided films on the ball and turn it on to project Pokemon-themed illustrations.

Closing the ball will make its upper side glow, while opening it will project the light on the room's ceilings and walls. The light will be available in four modes: White Light, Warm Light, Cool Light, and Mix Light.

The seven illustration films that will be available in the set are as follows:

  1. Jirachi's Shooting Stars
  2. Rayquaza
  3. Celebrations with Everyone
  4. Terastal Pokemon
  5. Good Night Wooloo
  6. Eeveelutions' Flower Field
  7. The Ghosts' Advance

Room light projector Poke Ball modes
Image courtesy of The Pokemon Company

This projector is not the only light-themed merchandise The Pokemon Company produces. The company had previously released an LED art frame featuring Koraidon and Miraidon in late March 2024. The frame shows a monochromatic illustration at first, but the owner can turn on its lights to show its true colors.

The Poke Ball-shaped room light projector will be available in Pokemon Center Japan from Saturday, April 27, 2024.

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Siliconera Friday, April 19, 2024 1:30 PM

Silent Hill 2 Remake Steam Page Icon Changed

SteamDB noted that the icon for the upcoming Silent Hill 2 remake changed on April 19, 2024, which includes a potential new look for protagonist James Sunderland. It suggests the character model for him may be different than in earlier screenshots and trailers. [Thanks, Projekt Parasol!]

To help compare, here's a side-by-side comparison of the Silent Hill HD Collection version of the opening scene of James, the initial Silent Hill 2 remake screenshot of the moment from Steam, and the new icon shared via SteamDB. 

Here's a closer look:

Horror Game Central's Will also shared a comparison of the character's possible appearances on social media. 


We've seen a few updates on the game leading up to its eventual debut. For example, the January 2024 State of Play included a new look at the remake's gameplay. The ESRB also shared its rating for it in early April 2024.

The Silent Hill 2 remake is in development for PS5 and PC, and Konami hasn't released a release date yet. Official store pages for the game suggest that the game is "coming soon."

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Siliconera Friday, April 19, 2024 1:00 PM

Hololive Vtuber Kureiji Ollie Game Delayed

Cover announced on the Hololive social media account that the visual novel game starring Kureiji Ollie will be slightly delayed. Days with Ollie will now launch on April 22, 2024 on Steam

This is an incredibly minor delay. The original launch date for the title is April 19, 2024. The new one is only three days later. No explanation was offered for the launch being pushed back.

Back on April 18, 2024, Ollie apologized in advance for some grammatical issues. She noted that she found some in the first chapter when playing the demo.


Ollie also noted that her collab streams involving the game will be rescheduled and she won't be around at launch due to undisclosed personal emergencies. She did express that she is "fine," so people wouldn't worry.


In addition to starring in her first game, Vtuber Kureiji Ollie will soon be appearing at an event alongside other Hololive members. A concert will be held at Dreamhack Melbourne 2024 on April 27, 2024. Hakos Baelz, Calliope Mori, Houshou Marine, Tokoyami Towa, and Pavolia Reine will also perform. 

The next Hololive Vtuber game Days with Ollie will now launch for Windows PCs via Steam on April 22, 2024.

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Siliconera Friday, April 19, 2024 12:30 PM

Next Naruto Shippuden Nendoroid Is Shisui Uchiha

A new Naruto Shippuden figure is on the way from Good Smile Company, as a Shisui Uchiha Nendoroid is in the works. He will cost ¥6,200 in Japan and launch in September 2024, while the US storefront says it is $37.99 and will launch worldwide in Q1 2025.

Editor's Note: The official Good Smile Company photos of the Shisui Uchiha Nendoroid include Naruto Shippuden spoilers.

Shisui only comes with two face plates. This is unusual, as most include three. One features him with a stoic expression and his eyes open. The other features both eyes closed and bleeding. He also can be equipped with a kunai and wear a sheathed sword. Various arm parts included, including one of his hand holding the very important object he entrusted to Itachi. 

Here's the full gallery showing the photos of the Nendoroid Good Smile Company shared with us. The final shot displays Shisui with the Anbu version of the Itachi Nendoroid to recreate the major scene between the two from the series.

Good Smile Company is also offering a special stand with the Mangekyou Sharingan on it.

The Naruto Shippuden Shisui Uchiha Nendoroid will come to Japan in September 2024, with a worldwide release of the figure coming in Q1 2025. Pre-orders are open until May 29, 2024. Naruto and Boruto are streaming on Crunchyroll, while Viz Media handles the manga releases outside Japan. Uniqlo also recently added a new collection of shirts based on the series.

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Siliconera Friday, April 19, 2024 12:00 PM

Book storage with Final Fantasy XIV FFXIV map cover shared by Square Enix for Map Day

The Japanese official X account for Square Enix e-Store shared sharing map themed FFXIV, Octopath Traveler 2, and Triangle Strategy merchandise to coincide with Map Day, which falls on April 19th every year in Japan. None of the items are brand-new, since they have been released for quite a while. However, all of the items listed are still available for purchase on the Japanese Square Enix e-Store.

The first featured item is a 9 cm (~3.54 in) thick and 25 cm (~9.84 in) wide book storage box with the world map of FFXIV as its cover. Square Enix released this item on August 31, 2021, at 3,850 yen (~$24.90).

The second entry on the list is a 40 cm (~15.75 in) long and 23 cm (~9.05 in) wide face towel featuring the map of Solistia from Octopath Traveler 2. This item has been available since February 24, 2023, with a price tag of 1,800 yen (~$11.65).

The third and last item is a ticket case decorated with the Triangle Strategy world map, which has been available since March 4, 2022, at 3,100 yen (~$20). The case is 22 cm (~8.66 in) tall and can go up to 23 cm (~9.05 in) wide when unfolded.

Square Enix's new Japanese tweet covering the Map Day is also available to view right below:


The Japanese Map Day falls on April 19th every year. The day is not a public holiday, but it still holds significance in Japanese history. This is because the process of producing the first-ever accurately measured map of Japan officially began on April 19, 1800.

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Siliconera Friday, April 19, 2024 11:30 AM

Nintendo and Studio Alice released Mario and Luigi kimonos for kids photograph sessions in Japan

Nintendo revealed that Studio Alice released a set of kimonos inspired by Mario and Luigi intended for children's photographs. People can immediately make reservations to have their kids wear the kimonos at most of Studio Alice's 460 outlets across Japan, as only the ones that also cover kids and are not dedicated to babies will offer them.

Studio Alice added that these kimonos will be best suited to prepare for the Shichi-Go-San children's festival, which falls on November 15th every year. However, the clothing will only suit children aged three to five, with sizes ranging around 100-110 cm.

The outer Haori coat is made to be reversible, so the studio will be able to quickly dress the children as both Mario and Luigi. Studio Alice will also provide new Mario-themed photo collection books to customers who reserve the kimono photographs.

Prior to the kimonos, Studio Alice has also been offering the regular Mario costume for children and babies' photographs. Other than birthday photos, the studio also offers sets that let babies ride on Yoshi and children rise from warp pipes.

These new kimonos are only available for kids. However, there have been other Mario-themed apparel released for adults in the past. In late 2021, Gelato Pique released loungewear sets inspired by Mario and Yoshi for men, women, and children in Japan.

The Mario and Luigi-themed kimonos for kids are readily available in regular Studio Alice outlets across Japan.

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Siliconera Friday, April 19, 2024 11:00 AM

7.4 Honkai Impact 3rd Update and Mac Version Release Date Set

Now that the 7.4 Hyperion Lounge showcase is done, we know the Honkai Impact 3rd update and Mac App Store release date. Both will appear on April 25, 2024. The update will also include the Mad Pleasure: Shadowbringer Thelema S-rank battlesuit, more story quests, and new costumes.

First, here's the new trailer for Invitation to the Mad Banquet. It begins with the Dreamseeker and Songque running through majestic rooms until they reach the Shu of Pleasure Thelema. After the story tease, we actually get to see how the new battlesuit works in a fight.  

From there, details about new elements present in the 7.4 update of Honkai Impact 3rd after the release date come up. "The Seven Shus in the Maze" is the title of the second chapter of the Part 2 main story. A Flying to Oxia Invitation Event will appear, with a Fuzzy Pink Love costume for the Sugary Starburst battlesuit as a reward. The Outfit Supply will get the Fenghuang of Vicissitude Crane of Taixuan costume. People can earn a Herrscher of Origin character card for completing missions. 

You can see the teaser below. Note that official English subtitles are available if you turn on closed captions.


As for the Mac App Store version of Honkai Impact 3rd, additional details appeared alongside its release date during the Hyperion Lounge. When it launches, someone can use either a controller or a keyboard and touchpad to play. People can play it in full-screen on their Mac or device. Additional support for 120Hz and MetalFx will be available.

You can watch the showcase below:


Honkai Impact 3rd is available for PCs and mobile devices, and the Mac and 7.4 release date is April 25, 2024.

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Siliconera Friday, April 19, 2024 10:30 AM

Universal Studios Japan Super Nintendo World Donkey Kong Country opening delayed to late 2024

People who want to visit the Donkey Kong Country in Universal Studios Japan's Super Nintendo World will have to wait longer. Universal Studios Japan announced a delay to the new zone's opening via its X account. The Donkey Kong Country's opening, which was originally slated for Spring 2024, is now delayed to the latter half of 2024.

To compensate for the delayed opening, Universal Studios has newly uploaded two CG trailers featuring the Donkey Kong Country zone on its YouTube channel. The first one exclusively features characters from the Super Mario Bros and Donkey Kong franchises. It also shows the gate that will connect Donkey Kong Country with Super Nintendo World.


The second version includes live actors. This video will also be broadcast as a commercial ad on Japanese television channels.


Nintendo and Universal Studios Japan have been teasing the new zone since September 2021. In December 2023, the companies announced a Spring 2024 opening window. Although the opening time has since been delayed to late 2024, the companies are still on track with the initial plan to launch Donkey Kong Country within the year.

The Donkey Kong Country zone in Universal Studios Japan's Super Nintendo World will be available in the latter half of 2024.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, April 19, 2024 4:26 PM
     Xdefient Error Code Delta 1As with any beta release, XDefiant is having its fair share of problems, but that's why we have betas. If you're lucky enough to be playing XDefiant and have been stumped by the Delta 1 error code, here is how to fix it. XDefiant Delta 1 The Delta 1 error code occurs when you try to join a server in XDefiant. Rather than being able to join it, you will be booted out and have to start again. This is caused by a time-out and is almost always a problem at the end of XDefiant. With every beta test, a lot of issues will arise, and this is just one of them Ubisoft will be investigating all the bugs and error codes that are plaguing the game at the moment. It is the purpose of the beta test to work all the kinks out. There is no doubt that they will have error code Delta 1 worked out of XDefiant before release. Image: Ubisoft What to do about error codes in XDefiant There are always a few things to try to fix Delta 1 error code before giving up hope and uninstall...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, April 19, 2024 4:24 PM
     When Does Episode 1 Echoes Start In Destiny 2 Featured ImageWith the new game mode Onslaught, as well as new modes such as Pantheon still yet to come, players are sure to be busy up until we reach The Final Shape. However, the story of Destiny 2 doesn't end there, and we're going to answer the question: when does Episode 1: Echoes start in Destiny 2? Bungie's weekly blog post on April 18, 2024, revealed a lot of interesting news regarding the upcoming end to the Light and Dark Saga: The Final Shape. Along with touching up on some Into the Light content, the post officially revealed when players would be able to jump into the new raid coming along with the expansion. Can Episode 1: Echoes start before TFS ends in Destiny 2? Screenshot: Bungie The Final Shape raid will launch on June 7, 2024, a mere three days after the actual expansion launches. This is unlike most expansions that usually give people a week to play the story and grind for any new gear/weapons. And while there is uproar in the community about this c...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, April 19, 2024 4:12 PM
     How To Use The Bow In No Rest For The Wicked Featured Image(1)The bows in No Rest for the Wicked are weird. They can be strangely tricky to use. To learn how to use the bow in No Rest for the Wicked, keep on reading. No Rest for the Wicked: How to use the bow Normally, in ARPGs, if you equip a range weapon like the bow to your primary weapon slot (provided you are the class that uses the bow), it works automatically. For one reason or another, like finding a shovel, using ranged weapons will have you going through some hoops in No Rest for the Wicked.  The first thing you should do is if you have a bow, place it in your secondary weapon slot. It still won't work if you equip it. For your primary slot, equip any melee weapon, this will be important.  Image: Moon Studios GmbH Next, instead of collecting arrows, you'll need to generate Focus to use the bow. So keep attacking with your melee weapon, because that builds up the Focus. Additionally, have runes that help speed up...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, April 19, 2024 3:51 PM
     Sker RitualWhat would a spooky manner and its grounds be without a collection of horrible kids' toys dotted around the place? Finding all the dolls in Cursed Lands of Lavernock takes a keen eye, but it will help you get the achievement in Sker Ritual. All dolls in Cursed Lands of Lavernock These dolls can be spotted by their glowing model in the game. However, they're very small, and are will be hard to find without a guide — like this one! Old Chapel doll Opposite the flaming bird altar, on the opposite side of the chapel, look at the arch on the right. Here is the first doll in Sker Ritual Cursed Lands of Lavernock. Image: PC Invasion Chapel Grounds doll The second Cursed Lands of Lavernock is found in the Chapel Grounds. Look for the grave on the left with the cross on top. Screenshot: PC Invasion Lavernock Point doll Once you come out into the small village of Lavernock, head to the building on the far left. Around the back of this, you will find th...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, April 19, 2024 3:43 PM
     No Rest For The Wicked Developers Are Already Listening To Player FeedbackWithin the first 24 hours of the launch of No Rest for the Wicked, the developers are already listening to player feedback. In an online Reddit post, Moon Studios promised to bring needed features that players have been complaining about. Moon Studios is listening to player feedback for No Rest for the Wicked In a Reddit post on the No Rest for the Wicked subreddit, one of the developers stated that the team is already listening to player feedback for common issues that players have been pointing out. Four problems were noted: Key remapping Aspect ratio limitations Performance enhancements Pausing the game We Hear You! byu/Mikey-MoonStudios inNoRestForTheWicked "Mikey-MoonStudios" in this Reddit post said that they are listening to players and would like us to continue to provide important feedback. This also includes bug reports, which can all be submitted to the NRFTW forum. Since NRFTW is an Early Access title, it's no surprise to se...

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, April 19, 2024 3:29 PM
     Plaid Hat Games has announced further details about their fourth expansion in the Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn series, titled "The Siege of Lordswall". This expansion adds a new Chimera opponent to the game, creating fresh strategic opportunities and challenges for players. The fifth preview, titled "Fight the Horde," introduces players to the new dynamics …

Tabletop Gaming News – TGN Friday, April 19, 2024 3:18 PM
     Modiphius has recently provided updates for the Fallout community during this week's Fallout Friday event. These include several promotions and new product offerings for both tabletop and digital gamers, aligned with the ongoing popularity of the Fallout series on Amazon Prime. Modiphius is inviting fans to join their Discord community to discuss the Fallout series …

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Shared by The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, April 19, 2024 2:46 PM

Kena: Bridge of Spirits first launched as a timed PlayStation console exclusive.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, April 19, 2024 2:14 PM

World of Warcraft Cataclysm Classic will launch on May 20.

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MonsterVine Friday, April 19, 2024 5:30 PM
     Uncapped Games released a documentary video discussing the real-time-strategy (RTS) genre and teasing a full unveiling of their game at Summer Game Fest on June 7. The Playa Vista based studio is comprised of members who worked on famous RTS games including Starcraft, Warcraft, Dawn of War, and Company of Heroes. Uncapped Games discussed the […]