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GamersHeroes Monday, April 22, 2024 12:31 PM

The team at Wētā Workshop Game Studio, together with Private Division, has announced cozy Hobbit life sim Tales of the Shire: A The Lord of the Rings Game.

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Kotaku Monday, April 22, 2024 4:48 PM

Well, this is weird. Pinups of Lara Croft appear to have gone missing in Tomb Raider I-III Remastered following a patch earlier this month to fix a bunch of bugs. Whether intentional or not, some fans are now calling it out as heavy-handed censorship of retro classics.


Kotaku Monday, April 22, 2024 4:20 PM

Fortnite's battle royale mode is so huge and popular in 2024 that most people forget the game actually launched without it. And Fortnite's former boss, Donald Mustard, revealed in a recent interview that the popular mode was basically designed in the back of a car on the way to a meeting.


Kotaku Monday, April 22, 2024 4:00 PM

Spoilers for Final Fantasy XVI and its expansions follow.


Kotaku Monday, April 22, 2024 3:10 PM

The late Suikoden creator Yoshitaka Murayama got the crew back together for one last job in 2020: a crowdfunding campaign for a spiritual successor to the beloved Japanese RPG series raised $4.5 million, the third most of any gaming Kickstarter ever. Four years later, the team at Rabbit and Bear Studios has delivered E…


Kotaku Monday, April 22, 2024 2:52 PM

El Paso, Elsewhere, an indie third-person neo-noir shooter heavily inspired by Max Payne, is the latest video game getting a Hollywood adaptation. And while it's surprising to see a smaller, indie game get a movie, El Paso, Elsewhere is a perfect candidate for a film adaptation.


Kotaku Monday, April 22, 2024 1:40 PM

Controversial streamer Adin Ross has a rabid fanbase that'll do anything for attention, including driving a car into a lake because…reasons. These dare streams of Ross' tend to come with the promise of a carrot at the end of the proverbial stick, whether that comes in the form of expensive products or cold hard cash.…


Kotaku Monday, April 22, 2024 1:25 PM

"In loving memory of those who touched our lives. This game is a tribute to their enduring spirit," reads the opening screen of Tales of Kenzera: Zau, the new Metroidvania from EA Originals and Surgent Studios. My lip trembles. "Don't start crying, you've barely started," I chastise myself.


Kotaku Monday, April 22, 2024 1:11 PM

Between in-game concerts, skins based on pop stars, and the addition of a rhythm game, Fortnite has been courting musicians and music lovers for years. I have to give props to Epic for specifically adding updates that spotlight pop queens like Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga, which has extended to full seasons for its…


Kotaku Monday, April 22, 2024 12:45 PM

Shelly "Bombshell" Harrison, along with her robotic arm and famous three-barrel revolver, is back in Phantom Fury, a new FPS boomer shooter adventure set after the events of 2021's Ion Fury and its expansion.


Kotaku Monday, April 22, 2024 12:10 PM


PCGamesN Monday, April 22, 2024 7:02 PM
     Get three legendary city builders at a massive discount right now

Before Ubisoft put out Anno 1800 in 2019, the series had already firmly established itself as a major presence in its genre. The first three entries to a building and strategy game titan that rivals the likes of Tropico 6, Civilization 6, and Stronghold launched in 1998 (with Anno 1602), 2002 (Anno 1503), and 2006 (Anno 1701) before the most recent entry arrived. While the original versions of those games are a bit tricky to go back to, all three have also been remastered as 'History Editions.' Even better, they're all massively discounted on Steam right now.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Anno 1800 review, Anno 1800 tips, Anno 1800 mods

PCGamesN Monday, April 22, 2024 5:35 PM
     New Steam game is Fallout Shelter with wizards, and you can try it now

Fallout Shelter was a decent enough concept but hampered by its execution. The idea that players would enjoy a full game that takes The Sims and Two Point Hospital or Planet Zoo's simulation design and boils it down to the more simplistic management approach of XCOM's strategy layer or a game like This War of Mine is a smart one, though Fallout Shelter was let down by its F2P design. Now, however, indie studio RodentGames has picked up the idea, reworked it through a fantasy framework, and put the result out as a game called Artificer's Tower that's currently available at a discount on Steam.

PCGamesN Monday, April 22, 2024 4:49 PM
     New online co-op city builder has you fight for survival together

City building games have long been a lonely affair. Yes, you'll have hundreds, maybe even millions, of city residents to look after, but you're most often out there alone. A god looking down on a realm you can never truly touch. Thankfully, The Whims of the Gods is here, to give you a fellow god to share the burden in the form of a co-op partner who you'll work with in order to survive.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best city building games, Best co-op games, Best strategy games

PCGamesN Monday, April 22, 2024 3:19 PM
     81% rated Dead By Daylight rival out now and discounted on Steam

Sker Ritual has been one of the biggest surprises of the year so far. Alongside launches like The Outlast Trials, which similarly takes its creator's previous work in the solo horror genre and expands it into an online co-op experience, Sker Ritual has spun off the 2020 indie Maid of Sker into a popular multiplayer sequel that draws on hits like Dead By Daylight, Back 4 Blood, Call of Duty Zombies, and Left 4 Dead 2. In the short time since it launched its full version on Steam, the game has also garnered plenty of positive reviews and, even better, is now offering up a discount.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best horror games, Best co-op games, Sker Ritual system requirements

PCGamesN Monday, April 22, 2024 1:57 PM
     Planet Zoo becomes Planet Petting Zoo in newly announced DLC

Zoos can be amazing places but one of the issues with them is it's rare you'll be able to get up close to any of the creatures living there. Most zookeepers tend to look down on visitors hopping into the lion enclosure, though most don't get to be in there for long. That's why petting zoos exist, filled with animals more suitable to be around us unwary humans. With new DLC releasing soon for Planet Zoo you'll be able to add a touch of pastoral life to your wild beast-filled enclosures.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Planet Zoo review, Planet Zoo animals, Best management games on PC

PCGamesN Monday, April 22, 2024 1:47 PM
     Steam fantasy city builder gets massive update and hefty discount

Over the course of four years, Songs of Syx creator Gamatron AB has been hard at work on an absolutely enormous take on the city builder. With genre inspirations ranging from the fantasy elements of Against the Storm and the grim tone of Frostpunk 2 or Manor Lords to the grand scale strategy of Civilization 6, Age of Empires 4, Total War: Rome, and Pharaoh, Songs of Syx is a complex and unique game whose ongoing progress we've been watching closely. The latest development in its making comes in the form of a giant update, which is live now and is accompanied by a hefty Steam discount.

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

PCGamesN Monday, April 22, 2024 1:33 PM
     Billie Eilish parachutes into Fortnite Festival season 3

It feels like one day everything and everyone will be contained within Fortnite. It's already doing a great job of bringing most of popular culture under its wing, with outfits ranging from Family Guy's Peter Griffin to Robocop already making appearances. Now, Billie Eilish is dropping, as the star herself has confirmed that she'll be the new headline act for Fortnite Festival's third season.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Fortnite map - key locations, Fortnite skins, All Fortnite Chapter 4 weapons

PCGamesN Monday, April 22, 2024 12:54 PM
     Save over $100 on this collection of Steam farming games

With Stardew Valley 1.6 finally out in the wild, you'll probably have found yourself on quite the farming game kick in recent weeks. If so, this new Humble Bundle offer is perfect for you, with agriculture and wholesome social interactions at the core of this new collection of heavily discounted games. If you've ever wanted to run a farm without the real-world trouble of doing so, Humble's collection is here to offer you a slice of rural life.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best life games, Best RPG games, Best simulation games

PCGamesN Monday, April 22, 2024 12:30 PM
     Factorio style, train focused city builder leaves Steam Early Access

Sweet Transit has been on our radar for quite a while now. By combining the appeal of building and management games like Factorio and Cities Skylines 2 with the train focus of Railroad Tycoon 3 or Train Simulator, Sweet Transit scratches a very particular itch. Now, after years of waiting, it's finally chugging on out of the Early Access station and has launched its 1.0 version on Steam, with news of its next big update already detailed.

PCGamesN Monday, April 22, 2024 12:24 PM
     Is Hades 2 on Game Pass?

Is Hades 2 on Game Pass? Fans will soon have the chance to play the highly anticipated sequel to one of the best roguelike games ever created. However, even though the early access period is imminent, chances are that it's not being considered for Game Pass just yet.

While it will probably be a long time until Hades 2 appears on our list of the best Game Pass games, we can at least predict if and when we'll likely see if it'll ever appear on a service described by many as a great deal for videogame fans. We may not get any confirmation either way until after the Hades 2 release date, but below are our thoughts on when you could expect to see the roguelike game on Game Pass.

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MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best roguelike games, Best fantasy games on PC

PCGamesN Monday, April 22, 2024 12:19 PM
     How to respec in No Rest for the Wicked

How do you respec in No Rest for the Wicked? In this punishing ARPG, you're going to want to pay close attention to your stats when you level up. Your stats determine what type of equipment you can hold and what type of class you're able to construct. If you put your stats into the wrong categories, you could potentially lock yourself out of a powerful build.

In the No Rest for the Wicked early game, your first set of stats are practically determined for you based on the items you have in your inventory. That being said, if you're looking to create the most optimal build possible for your favorite class, you can't afford to waste any points in this RPG game. Here's the latest information on whether you can respec in No Rest for the Wicked.

PCGamesN Monday, April 22, 2024 12:14 PM
     The 87 best Fortnite skins

What are the best Fortnite skins? Everyone has their personal preference, but in the years since the debut of Fortnite, Epic has rolled out iconic skins over the years and partnered with artists, movies, and TV shows to attract fans to the multiplayer game.

The range of Fortnite skins is one reason people keep coming back, making it one of the best battle royale games in gaming history. Each event and update brings multiple skins to help cosmetic lovers stack up their inventory. From Winterfest celebrations to Ariana Grande's rift concert, there's a skin for every occasion. With the arrival of new game modes to take advantage of your customized avatar, all of which are compatible with Rocket Racing and Fortnite Festival. Some skins have also been Lego-ified for the new survival mode, so check out Lego Fortnite skins for a list of our favorites.

Continue reading The 87 best Fortnite skins
MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Fortnite map - key locations, Fortnite skins, All Fortnite Chapter 4 weapons

PCGamesN Monday, April 22, 2024 12:09 PM
     The Lenovo Legion Go just hit its lowest ever price, but be quick

As prices begin to tumble on handheld gaming PCs, this Lenovo Legion Go deal signals the cheapest price ever for this console in North America, and this time it's Amazon bringing the savings.

One of the best handheld gaming PCs, the Lenovo Legion Go is notorious for its giant 8.8-inch 1600p screen, compared to the subtler 7.4-inch and 7-inch offerings from the Steam Deck OLED and ROG Ally respectively. What's more, this handheld can now be yours for its lowest ever price, although you'll need to grab it quick.

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

PCGamesN Monday, April 22, 2024 12:02 PM
     How to upgrade Manor Lords burgage plots

How do you upgrade your Manor Lords burgage plots? Burgage Plots are the name for houses and their surrounding land in Manor Lords, and you want the most top notch properties available if you're going to want more families to move into the area. Upgraded burgage plots can also provide additional production areas or farms, as residents can tend to chicken coops or goat sheds in their back yard.

Manor Lords is all about the careful division of resources, the successful management of your residents, and the formation of strong armies - be it for offense or defense, and our Manor Lords beginner's guide can help you get started. As you progress through the strategy game, one of the most precious resources of all is healthy people, and more people will only move in when you have suitable living quarters, or burgage plots, for them.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best city builders, Best PC strategy games, Manor Lords release date

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, April 22, 2024 2:10 PM

The former multiplayer lead for RTS giant StarCraft 2 is working on a new real-time strategy game that he promises will mark a "paradigm shift" for the storied PC genre.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, April 22, 2024 1:45 PM

The Fallout TV show effect continues. This time, it's popular mod site Nexus Mods on the receiving end of the double-edged Shishkebab, as its servers struggle under the weight of people rushing to play through the series again - and mod its latter entries into games worth playing, presumably.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, April 22, 2024 1:20 PM

Former developers of futuristic racing classic WipEout - including the series' co-creator - have formed a new studio with the co-creator of Skate to work on a new sci-fi sports game.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, April 22, 2024 12:55 PM

Well, that didn't take long. After tech demos from the likes of Nvidia inviting us to chat with NPCs whose entire conversations are generated by AI, it looks like the first game built wholly on that controversial idea is due to arrive this year. Uncover the Smoking Gun puts its ChatGPT-powered dialogue front and centre, as the player's detective interviews robot suspects to solve a murder case.

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Siliconera Monday, April 22, 2024 7:30 PM

Vshojo Vtuber Plush Ironmouse

Good Smile Company and VShojo have partnered up to produce three new plush toys based on the Vtubers Ironmouse, KSon, and Henya the Genius. The plushes will cost either ¥4,400 or $26.99 depending on whether they are bought from the US or Global Good Smile Online Stores.

Each of the plushes is made of cotton and polyester and stands around 170mm tall, or a little under 7 inches. Each one ordered from the Good Smile Global store will cost ¥4,400 and should ship in November 2024, while US store orders will cost $26.99, with shipping expected for Quarter 2, 2025.

You can get a look at the Good Smile and VShojo Ironmouse, KSon, and Henya Plush Vtubers in the gallery below:

Good Smile also recently showed off an unpainted prototype of the upcoming Nendoroid of Aventurine from Honkai: Star Rail. Meanwhile, back in March 2024, the company began accepting pre-orders for a different line of plush toys, this time themed after Evangelion characters like Mari, Rei, and Asuka.

The Good Smile and VShojo Ironmouse, KSon, and Henya Plush Vtubers are available to pre-order from both the Good Smile Global and US Online stores.

The post See the VShojo Ironmouse, KSon, and Henya Plush Vtubers appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, April 22, 2024 7:00 PM

rina zenless zone zero

HoYoVerse has revealed the gameplay details for Alexandrina Sebastiane, or Rina, who'll be one of the playable characters in Zenless Zone Zero. She'll be a member of Victoria Housekeeping Co.

Rina will be an Electric character who can act as a supporting character when she provides buffs. She fights using two dolls, Drusilla and Anastella. While Rina can technically support anyone, she works best with other Electric Agents or Victoria Housekeeping Co. characters. This is because she can increase the duration of their Shock effect, and so long as Shocked enemies exist, she can increase how much Electric DMG everyone does.

As for how you'll want to use her on the field, she's similar to a sub-DPS or off-field support in Genshin Impact. After using her Skill to deal damage, she can increase other squad members' PEN Ratio. While that effect is active, you can switch to another Agent to deal extra damage for the entire squad. However, this only lasts until Drusilla and Anastella return to Rina.

Zenless Zone Zero is an upcoming HoYoVerse game that'll combine hack 'n' slash combat with grid exploration elements. Like in most gacha games, you'll be able to collect characters from various factions and explore New Eridu, as well as the Hollows that appear in it. There may be some changes to the final product depending on feedback from beta tests, though.

Zenless Zone Zero will come out on the PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices.

The post Zenless Zone Zero Rina Gameplay Details Revealed appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, April 22, 2024 6:30 PM

genshin impact 4.6

Ahead of the Version 4.6 update of Genshin Impact, HoYoVerse has teased some of the events you'll be able to expect from the upcoming patch. This only covers what will be in the first phase.

For starters, the Arlecchino debut banner and Lyney re-run banner will run until May 14, 2024. The 4-stars on these banners who'll have a rate-up are Lynette, Freminet, and Xiangling. Their weapons (Crimson Moon's Semblance and The First Great Magic) will also be available to pull for a limited time. You'll also be able to access the Arlecchino Story Quest provided that you finished "Masquerade of the Guilty" and have a Story Key.

Here are the limited-time events you'll be able to participate in during the first phase of Genshin Impact Version 4.6:

  • Iridescent Arataki Rockin' for Life Tour de Force of Awesomeness
    (May 6 - May 27, 2024)
    Completing this event will grant you a copy of 4-star Geo Bow character Gorou, aside from the usual awards. There will be three different game modes that'll unlock as you progress through the story, and all of the characters who'll play a major part are from Inazuma.
  • Vibro-Crystal Applications
    (April 28, 2024 - May 9, 2024)
    This is a battle event that'll force you to split your characters into two teams to tackle various challenges. A new one will unlock every day.
  • Genius Invokation TCG: The Forge Realm's Temper
    (The entirety of Version 4.6)
    You'll have to visit The Cat's Tail to participate. There will be four stages with special victory and defeat conditions, as well as specific rules.
  • Genius Invokation TCG: Heated Battle Mode: Tactical Formation
    (May 4, 2024 - May 20, 2024)
    This is another TCG event, so you'll have to go to The Cat's Tail to participate. During this time, you can participate in duels using Heated Battle Mode rules. In both TCG events, you'll get Lucky Coins as rewards.

Genshin Impact is available on PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices.

The post Here Are the Genshin Impact 4.6 Phase 1 Events appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, April 22, 2024 6:00 PM

street fighter 6 cammy statue header

Prime 1 Studio has released pictures and a teaser video of its upcoming statue of Cammy from Street Fighter 6. It'll be available for pre-order in June 2024.

The 1/4-scale statue has interchangeable parts, which can be used to change Cammy's pose. In the showcase itself, as well as on Twitter (X), Prime 1 Studio shows off different ways you can display the statue. In one image, Cammy's stretching as if preparing to give her opponent a beatdown. In another one, she's posing in the classic superheroine "over-the-shoulder" pose while showing off her assets.

You can check out images of the Cammy Statue here:

You can also watch the Next Level showcase here:


This Street Fighter 6 Cammy statue is part of the Monsters and Heroes series from Prime 1 Studio. Other figures that appeared in the showcase include Marisa and Juri from Street Fighter 6. Prime 1 Studio also announced figures and statues from other series. For example, it'll release a figure of Guts and Casca, Batman and Superman (from Batman: Hush), and Godzilla from Godzilla Minus One.

Prime 1 Studio statues tend to cost quite a lot. In the past, it released figures of Yennefer from The Witcher 3, Dante from DMC3, and Chun-Li from Street Fighter 5. All of these figures cost over $1000. You'll likely have to pay about that much for this Cammy statue as well.

Street Fighter 6 is readily available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC. Pre-orders for the Street Fighter 6 Cammy statue will open up in June 2024.

The post Prime 1 Studio Announces Street Fighter 6 Cammy Statue And More appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, April 22, 2024 5:30 PM

Oshi No Ko T-Shirts Will Appear at Uniqlo

Uniqlo announced that a new collection of Oshi no Ko t-shirts will appear in Japan. The lineup includes nine t-shirts, five for men and four for kids, and the t-shirts are expected to be released in early July 2024.

Each t-shirt costs 1,500 yen (or about $9.69,) and sizes for men range from XS to 4XL. The kid's t-shirts are available in sizes 100 to 160.  The first of the men's t-shirts is a white tee with a small logo on the chest that reads "Ai Infinite Permanence My Oshi Forever!!!" in Japanese. The back features a signed illustration of Ai Hoshino performing on the stage.

The second t-shirt features Ai Hoshino's eye cutout with purple accents in a black tee, and the third one has members of the B-Komachi group Ruby, Kana, and Memcho. The fourth tee features Ruby and Aqua as children, with the last one featuring a performer wearing a bunny costume.

You can check out the Oshi no Ko Uniqlo men t-shirts here:

Meanwhile, the kid's t-shirts feature similar motifs, with some variations. The first one is a white t-shirt with the bunny logo on the front and the same signed picture of Ai Hoshino on the back. The second one is a more colorful version of Ai's eye cutout. Same goes for the B-Komachi t-shirt, being white instead of black and featuring a more colorful logo. The final one has a logo of Ai's iconic dress in the front, and two illustrations of the character in the back.

Take a better look at the Oshi no Ko kids' t-shirts here:

Other Uniqlo collaboration t-shirts include a recently announced line of Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster, FFXIV, and FFXVI t-shirts, a The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom collection, and Detective Conan (known as Case Closed outside of Japan) t-shirts.

The first Oshi no Ko season is now available streaming on HIDIVE, and Season 2 will premiere worldwide in July 2024.

The post Oshi no Ko T-Shirts Will Appear at Uniqlo appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, April 22, 2024 4:00 PM

Persona 3 Reload Animax Cafe Merchandise Available Online

The Persona 3 Reload merchandise collection that released as part of the Animax Cafe collaboration will be sold again in Japan for a limited time. The items will be available from the SPINNS official online store between April 27 and May 26, 2024. [Thanks, PR Times!]

First, here is the complete lineup of Persona 3 Reload Animax Cafe collaboration merchandise goods, along with its prices:

  • Trading Acrylic Stand Keychain (10 types available) – 880 yen (~$5.69)
  • Trading Pin Badge (10 types available) – 550 yen (~$3.55)
  • Set of 2 Random Portrait Illustrations (10 types available) – 550 yen (~$3.55)
  • Trading Acrylic Coaster Stand (9 types available) – 900 yen (~$5.82)
  • Tarot Card Style Twin Acrylic Stand (10 types available) – 1,980 yen (~$12.79)
  • Motel Style Keychain (10 types available) – 980 yen (~$6.33)
  • SEES T-shirt (2 types available) – 3,520 yen (~$22.74)
  • Koromaru Long Sleeve T-shirt – 4,400 yen (~$28.43)
  • Set of 2 Koromaru Hairclips – 1,320 yen (~$8.53)
  • Koromaru Coin Purse – 880 yen (~$5.69)
  • Shoulder Bag – 2,750 yen (~$17.77)
  • Koromaru Small Dish – 1,500 yen (~$9.69)
  • P3R Protagonist Stainless Tumbler – 3,200 yen (~$20.68)
  • Set of 2 A4 Clear File Folders – 880 yen (~$5.69)
  • Flake Stickers – 980 yen (~$6.33)

You can also take a better look at the goods here:

Plenty of official merchandise has appeared with the recent release of the P3R remake, including a Koromaru first-aid poach and a SEES backpack that includes a full disaster prevention set inside.

Persona 3 Reload is readily available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam. The Persona 3 Reload Animax Cafe collaboration merchandise will be available from the SPINNS online store between April 27 and May 26, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, April 22, 2024 3:00 PM

Attack on Titan Levi and Hange Rumbling Figures Appear

Bandai Namco announced that it will release Attack on Titan Levi Ackermann and Hange Zoe figures based on their depiction during the Rumbling. Both will launch in November 2024 and cost $50 each. 

Editor's Note: The following Attack on Titan figures of Levi Ackermann and Hange Zoe will feature spoilers for the series.

Both of these figures are a part of the Ichibansho collection. They will also both be the same height. They're listed as each being 6.3 inches tall. They're designed to be dynamic figures showing the characters in the midst of a fight. Both wear their Survey Corps uniforms, as well as their omni-directional mobility gear.

First, here's how the new Hange figure looks. The pose is designed to show forward momentum as they dash forward to attack.

Next, here's the upcoming Levi figure. It's designed to show the character using the omni-directional mobility gear to spin around and strike.

As a reminder, a new game based on the series is also on the way. Attack on Titan VR: Unbreakable got pushed to 2024 following a delay. It will appear on Meta Quest headsets.

Attack on Titan is streaming on Crunchyroll, and Kodansha handles the manga. The Attack on Titan Ichibansho Rumbling figures of Hange and Levi are expected to arrive in November 2024.

The post Attack on Titan Levi and Hange Rumbling Figures Appear appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, April 22, 2024 2:30 PM

Eiyuden Chronicles Villains' Character Quotes, Ages Revealed

As part of the continuing Eiyuden Chronicle character announcements, the game's villains like Dux Aldric and Narungarde were detailed. Their ages and quotes were revealed alongside official art just ahead of launch.

Dux Aldric is the oldest of the four Eiyuden Chronicle characters revealed, and he's the most prominent of the villains. He's 44, and his quote is a direct threat to anyone who attempts to stop plans. His character quote is, "Say your piece, but know this: if you insist on standing between the world and its future, I will end you."

The other prominent Eiyuden Chronicle figure is the mysterious Narungarde. She wears a fox mask and wields a fan made of blades. She's 27. Her quote notes her alliance to both the Dux and a group known as the Conclave.

Hurstwine, meanwhile, is shown to be another Galdean Empire minion. He's 28. His quote shows that he is racist against people from different species. 

Finally, there is Heinrich. He's 34. His character quote showcases his loyalty. He noted, "My self, my sword, and my life belong to you, Your Grace." 

Here's the official image shared by Rabbit and Bear Studios:

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will come to the Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on April 23, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, April 22, 2024 2:00 PM

Capcom new apparel brand And Chips will include Mega Man T-shirt

Capcom has revealed a new apparel brand named And Chips (&CHIPS). The company will release apparel based on its game franchises with this new brand. Capcom has opened the brand's official website, which is also available in English.

The brand will consist of multiple collections. The first one to come out will be the 83 Collection, which has a focus on Capcom's retro games.

The lineup will include a Mega Man-branded T-shirt with Western-style artwork inspired by the first game and a Rockman-branded shirt that features the original key art of Mega Man 4. A Street Fighter II T-shirt will complete the initial lineup.

Capcom has also been working with other companies like Amazon to release apparel for its games. However, this new brand will allow the company to work with individual designers. The 83 Collection director ROKU will produce his own designs for the following 06 Collection, while NIKO24 will separately work on the 24 Collection.

The first wave of And Chips apparel from Capcom, which features Street Fighter II and Mega Man T-shirts, will appear on July 13, 2024. The shirts will be available at physical Capcom stores in Tokyo and Osaka. The English website indicates that people outside Japan will be able to place orders on the Online Parco web store, which supports international shipping via Buyee.

The post And Chips Is a New Apparel Brand Featuring Capcom Games appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, April 22, 2024 1:30 PM

Kyokuto Necromance Manga Starts Its Shonen Jump Run

Another new manga series is now in Shonen Jump, and people can read the first chapter of Kyokuto Necromance in English worldwide. It is available on both Viz Media's site and MangaPlus.

Kaoru Uno lives with his grandmother who raised him. After she collapses, he notices odd entities near her. He considers it a hallucination, until he meets novelist Yoji Amane on the way to school. It turns out Kaoru's father asked Yoji to get in touch with Kaoru to pick up a ring he was left and help his grandmother. It's then that Kaoru learns Shiryu Death Spirits exist, and he gets involved in their extermination.

This is mangaka Fusai Naba's second Shonen Jump series. The author was behind Aliens Area as well. That started back in 2022 and, by the time it ended, was three volumes long.

This is also the second manga series to debut in Shonen Jump in April 2024. The first one was Astro Royale. While it is entirely new, its creator is a famous one. The mangaka behind it is Ken Wakui. His last series was Tokyo Revengers

The first chapter of the Kyokuto Necromance manga is available now, and the next will appear in Shonen Jump affiliated sites in English on April 28, 2024. 

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Siliconera Monday, April 22, 2024 1:00 PM

CC appearing as Code Geass crossover content in Alice Gear Aegis

Colopl will add new crossover content from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion to Alice Gear Aegis. Characters from the mecha anime show will appear in the mecha musume action game in late April 2024.

The company started promoting the crossover by publishing the initial teaser trailer. Zero (Lelouch) will also make an appearance with new lines from his voice actor Jun Fukuyama, but the main highlight will be the 3D appearances of C.C. and Kallen.

Colopl has since uploaded a newer trailer focusing on C.C., who will appear with a Gear version of the Knightmare Frame IFX-V3D1 Gawain. The game will also provide multiple alternate costumes, such as the Ashford Academy uniform and the outfit C.C. wore during her first appearance.

The C.C. gameplay trailer is available right below. Kanetake Ebikawa's artwork for C.C.'s Gawain Gear is also viewable via Inside Games.


The Alice Gear Aegis franchise also has a video game available for consoles. Alice Gear Aegis CS: Concerto of Simulatrix is available worldwide on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. However, the Code Geass crossover content will appear exclusively in the original game available in Japan on iOS and Android devices, as well as on PCs via DMM Games.

This collaboration will also add a new entry to the list of games that have added Code Geass crossover content. Prior titles in the list included Love Live! School Idol Festival and LINE: Monster Rancher.

The Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion crossover content will be available in the mobile and PC game Alice Gear Aegis for a limited time starting from April 25, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, April 22, 2024 1:00 PM

Hatsune Miku: The Planet of Wonder and Fragments of Wishes - Xbox and PC version

Crypton Future Media has released the Xbox and PC versions of Hatsune Miku: The Planet of Wonder and Fragments of Wishes digitally worldwide. The Xbox release is playable on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Meanwhile, the PC version is also available for purchase via Steam.

The company had previously released the game for Nintendo Switch in June 2023. This title features a total of nine mini-games ranging from button mashers to slide puzzles. It also includes Amiguru Jump and Amiguru Train, which are available separately on iOS and Android mobile devices.

Crypton has also published an English launch trailer for the new Xbox and PC releases on its Piapro YouTube channel:


This title is also one of the Hatsune Miku video games that are available in English. Meanwhile, Crypton is also working with Imagineer to release Fitness Boxing feat. Hatsune Miku for Nintendo Switch. But while most of the Fitness Boxing entries are available worldwide, the companies have still yet to confirm an English localization for the Hatsune Miku game as of April 2024.

Hatsune Miku: The Planet of Wonder and Fragments of Wishes is readily available digitally worldwide on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PCs. Crypton Future Media has also set an introductory 20% discount for the new releases, which are available at $22.39 until May 5, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, April 22, 2024 12:30 PM

SaGa Emerald Beyond Ice Cream at Tsun Scoops

Tsun Scoops announced on social media that it will sell types of SaGa Emerald Beyond ice cream. The promotion will begin on April 25, 2024, and it lasts for one week.

There will be two flavors inspired by the series in stores for that week. One is called Mr. S'cellent Lemon Meringue Pie. It is inspired by the yellow monster teacher who is a mainstay for the series. (Mr. S returns in this installment as a move tutor and for a training challenge.) That tastes like lemon pie with marshmallows. The other flavor is Emintrald Wave, a cookie, brownie, and mint ice cream. Both will be available at the store at 13137 Brookhurst St in Garden Grove, California.

There will also be some SaGa Emerald Beyond merchandise based on the game when you make a Tsun Scoops purchase. There will be sticker spoons based on the game and its characters. Buyers also get a postcard with art from the game. The online shop doesn't show any of the items yet.

It is becoming more and more common to see restaurant or store tie-ins with recent game releases. For example, Sprinkles is selling cupcakes based on the Honkai: Star Rail character March 7th. We saw an Insomnia Cookies partnership with Square Enix for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth before that. There have also been meals inspired by the Like a Dragon and Yakuza series at some restaurants.

SaGa Emerald Beyond will debut to the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices on April 25, 2024. The demo is available now on the PS4, PS5, Switch, and PC. People can get SaGa Emerald Beyond ice cream at Tsun Scoops starting on April 25, 2024, with the promotion ending on May 1, 2024.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, April 22, 2024 6:29 PM
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Stellar Blade will launch on April 26

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor first launched on April 28, 2023

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