May 18, 18:00

PCGamesN Saturday, May 18, 2024 4:50 PM
     Fantasy city builder launches to strong Steam player count and reviews

After spending a while in Early Access on Steam, Fabledom has launched its 1.0 version, offering a fairy tale inspired city builder to players who might have had their fill of the grittier form of the genre seen in the recent Manor Lords or upcoming Frostpunk 2. Unlike those games, Fabledom looks to sources of inspiration like the fantasy tinged The Settlers or, more recently, Against the Storm, combining these influences with a bubbly cartoon aesthetic. Its execution of this premise seems to be working, with positive reviews and a healthy player base forming around the game in the days since its 1.0 launch on Steam.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best city building games, Best fantasy games, Best simulation games

PCGamesN Saturday, May 18, 2024 3:16 PM
     Is Stellar Blade coming to PC?

When is Stellar Blade coming to PC? Shift Up, the developers of Stellar Blade, originally planned to bring Stellar Blade (previously known as Project Eve) to PC when it was revealed back in 2019, but Sony's involvement saw the game become a PlayStation 5 exclusive title in 2021. With the overwhelming success of Sony's multiplatform strategy, the future is bright for PC users as Sony continues to bring its library of console-exclusive titles over to the platform.

Like the best action-adventure games out there, Stellar Blade is incredibly stylish and flashy, equipping players with an arsenal of weapons to crush Earth's alien invaders. If slaying horrible creatures doesn't come naturally to you, we've got you covered with our best Stellar Blades skills guide to get the most out of Eve's abilities. Read on to find out when you can expect to play Stellar Blade on PC in the future.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best space games, Best soulslike games, Best RPG games

PCGamesN Saturday, May 18, 2024 2:34 PM
     The best FPS game you've never played is $3 right now

There is no other game quite like Devil Daggers. Created by Sorath and originally launched in 2016, Devil Daggers is a contest of skill and perseverance, its steadily increasing difficulty calling to mind Gears of War's horde mode, its bullet hell design offering an FPS game spin on shmups like Ikaruga or Battle Garegga, and its infernal visuals taking notes from Doom or Quake. It's a tremendous work, endlessly compelling and, best of all, available for just under $3 USD right now.

PCGamesN Saturday, May 18, 2024 1:02 PM
     Award winning roguelike deck builder is half off on Steam

Deck-building card games have exploded in popularity over the last few years in the indie space, and no game is more plenary of the burgeoning genre than Inscryption. The game exploded onto the scene in 2021, accumulating multiple Game of the Year nominations and awards for its challenging and complex gameplay. Oh, and be prepared to be scared. If you haven't played the game, you're in luck because it is having one of its most significant sales on Steam since it first launched, marking the perfect opportunity to hop in for the very first time.

PCGamesN Saturday, May 18, 2024 12:12 PM
     Legendary adventure game gets brand new fan made remaster mod

Back in 2015, Grim Fandango Remastered came out, making it easier than it had been since the original version's 1998 launch to play one of the most beloved adventure games ever made. Still, even with the attention given to the classic LucasArts launch — one as well regarded as the studio's The Secret of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, and Maniac Mansion — the remaster didn't provide players with every one of the updates they were looking for. Fortunately, almost a decade later, fans of the game have just put out a new mod that finishes remastering the remaster for free.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best adventure games

PCGamesN Saturday, May 18, 2024 12:05 PM
     League of Legends dev hints at Singed buffs as players demand changes

League of Legends developer Riot Games has dropped some absolutely massive changes to the famed MOBA over the last few weeks. The mid-season patch 14.10 update introduced a boatload of gameplay changes, including summoner spell alterations, new items, changed existing items, and so much more. While some champions were given a fresh feel with this update, others, like OG top-laner Singed, have been wholly nerfed into the ground, and mains of the Mad Scientist are demanding action from LoL's gameplay developers.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: League of Legends ranks explained, League of Legends patch 14.10, League of Legends tier list

PCGamesN Saturday, May 18, 2024 11:24 AM
     Dragon Age Inquisition mod cuts out all of the MMO grinding

Despite Dragon Age Inquisition dropping nearly a decade ago, fans of the famous BioWare franchise are still playing the game and circulating various mods for it online. The third-person fantasy RPG captivated fans during the early days of the Xbox One & PlayStation 4 console era. Although the game received rave reviews at the time of launch, players have never necessarily grown warmer to some of the gameplay elements of the third installment in the series. Now, one modder has taken up the duty of cutting out all the needless fat that Inquisition makes players play through to get through its incredible story.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: The best RPG games, The best fantasy games, Dragon Age 4 release date

PCGamesN Saturday, May 18, 2024 1:23 PM
     Is Ghost of Tsushima Steam Deck compatible?

Is Ghost of Tsushima Steam Deck compatible? In a strange turn of events, Ghost of Tsushima is great to play on Steam Deck but holds an Unsupported rating, however, a detailed breakdown has been provided to explain why.

Unsurprisingly, we consider the Steam Deck OLED to be the best handheld gaming PC that money can buy, but seeing the support from first-party PlayStation studios shows how important it is in the wider gaming industry. This open-world game from Sucker Punch is one of the best on the handheld, but can't yet qualify for a Verified or even Playable rating.

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

PCGamesN Saturday, May 18, 2024 10:51 AM
     Inventive new RPG launches to great reviews but few Steam players

One of the most compelling RPG games to launch so far this year is the final version of Dread Delusion. Inspired by earlier, pre Oblivion and Skyrim entries to The Elder Scrolls series, like 1996's Daggerfall and 2002's Morrowind, Dread Delusion offers audiences a fantasy world that avoids the typical elves and wizards, Western European medieval aesthetics to provide something truly, well, fantastic instead. Since it left Early Access on Steam earlier this week, the game's enjoyed a positive reception. Unfortunately, though, its player count has struggled to reach the same heights as its reviews so far.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best PC RPGs, Best fantasy games on PC, Best open-world games on PC

PCGamesN Saturday, May 18, 2024 10:36 AM
     Starfield mod revives canceled Star Wars Boba Fett 1313 game

For many Star Wars faithful, bringing up the canned Boba Fett 1313 title instantly evokes some painful memories. The game, which was set to start the beloved bounty hunter from the original movie trilogy, was revealed over a decade ago but was canceled quite soon after its reveal, leaving fans of the franchise to wallow and think what if. Now, a new Starfield mod allows players to carry out their dreams of exploring space as the famed bounty hunter, along with his infamous pistol.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Starfield mods, Starfield outposts, Starfield traits

PCGamesN Saturday, May 18, 2024 10:06 AM
     FTL takes to the high seas in new indie pirate RPG game, out now

We're not exactly hurting for pirate games right now. Even ignoring this year's forgettable Skull and Bones, anyone looking to live a (much gentler, safer) version of the pirate's life can check out games like Return to Monkey Island, Don't Starve: Shipwrecked, Sea of Thieves, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and more. Still, there's plenty of room left to continue working in the genre as evidenced by yesterday's launch of a new pirate RPG called Seablip, which seems to draw on FTL and Terraria for inspiration.

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, May 18, 2024 5:23 PM

Seablip is a pixel art pirate 'em up, which promises an open world to sail around, islands to visit, crews to hire, bounties to hunt, and minigames through which to uncover treasure and fish. It looks adorable and it's out in Early Access now.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, May 18, 2024 11:31 AM

Dead Cells was blessed with several excellent animated trailers, each one produced by French animation studio Bobbypills. Now the slick metroidvania is getting a full animated television series from the same folks, and the first trailer is below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, May 18, 2024 11:08 AM

The next Call Of Duty will arrive on Game Pass on day one, according to anonymous sources. Microsoft's strategy has long involved releasing all their first-party games on Game Pass, but there had been doubt over whether the same would be true of the first Call Of Duty to be released since Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of publishers Activision.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, May 18, 2024 10:46 AM

Redfall is getting a final update which will add an offline mode and singleplayer pausing, among other changes. The news was announced via the Redfall account on X, which also thanked players for their "supportive messages" in light of developer Arkane Austin's imminent closure by Microsoft.

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Siliconera Saturday, May 18, 2024 4:30 PM

pikmin hats

Taito has stocked some of its crane game machines with hats that look like a Pikmin heads. There are three variations: green, red, and yellow.

You will be able to obtain these items from the online version of the Taito crane games. Each hat sits fairly high on the head, so it shouldn't impede your field of vision. Each Pikmin hat is in a different stage of development. The yellow PIkmin has a leaf at the end of the antenna protruding from its head. Meanwhile, the red one has a flower and the blue one has a bud. These Pikmin hats are fairly accurate to the designs that players are familiar with. The yellow Pikmin hat is the only one with visible ears, much like the yellow Pikmins in game.

These Pikmin hats are not the only additions to Taito crane games. On the same day, Taito announced that plushes reimagining the Sanrio mascots as chuuni delinquents will be available as prizes. Those who are unable to play these crane games due to geographical reasons will likely be able to purchase them individually from proxy sites or services. However, these customers may have to fork over a premium compared to trying to get them "legitimately" through the crane game.

Pikmin 3, the latest mainline entry, is readily available on the Nintendo Switch.

The post Pikmin Hats Make You Look Like a Pikmin appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, May 18, 2024 3:00 PM

I'm Desperate for Little Kitty, Big City DLC

I love Little Kitty, Big City. Even though it is probably a four or five hour game, I'm at double that due to enjoying messing around in its world. Which is why I can't help but hope for more. It feels like Little Kitty, Big City would be even better if Double Dagger Studios decided to make DLC. 

The first reason I feel like DLC would be fantastic for Little Kitty, Big City is that it could fit in pretty much at any time. Open up new areas? You could enjoy it right away or in the post-game. It's the sort of game that feels like it lends itself to perhaps more to-do items being added to the cat's list. Especially since there are opportunities for them to or not to include additional NPCs. Maybe have a task that involves getting characters to photograph you. Perhaps add challenges tied to already present elements like the little putting green.

The fact that there are also places in the city now that look like they could lead to new places in a Little Kitty, Big City expansion are also perfect excuses to say, "The DLC could go here." There are a lot of puddles around. Some of it seems like it is due to rain or people using hoses. Others look like they are tied to construction. Well, maybe if Double Dagger wanted to explore work on an add-on, remove the water or make it possible for the kitty to jump or sneak past those spots to access a new neighborhood.

Not to mention, there's an awkward number of cat hats currently present in Little Kitty, Big City. There are 42 available. This means there are even two gaps in the in-game menu with "space" for two more. Even if there wouldn't be an expansion that makes the Big City even bigger, some add-ons that bumped the number up 44 to eliminate the game would be great. Or, I mean, just give us more hats and bump that number up to 48 or 60. Kitty deserves a big wardrobe.

I suppose it all comes down to my loving Little Kitty, Big City so much that I want DLC so I can send the cat out on the town again. Yes, I could always replay it. Going into my cleared save to explore for fun is an option too. However, I can't help but want to make more fun animal friends and experience more of these lighthearted adventures in an expansion.

Little Kitty, Big City is available for the Nintendo Switch , Xbox Series X, and PC, and no DLC has been announced.

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Siliconera Saturday, May 18, 2024 2:00 PM

Hololive Vtuber Calliope Mori on Break Following Knee Surgery

Hololive English Myth Vtuber Calliope Mori took to YouTube to offer an update on her condition following her May 2024 knee surgery. She noted that due to complications, she likely won't return to regular streaming until "the end of May." 

Mori noted the surgery took longer than expected. This is due to the condition of her knee being worse than anticipated. There were also complications during the process, as a result. She said that she'll be taking a break and "the only way to get better is by doing nothing at all." She also noted she is still in pain and emotional. 

After explaining that, Calliope Mori noted she will still be active in her role as a Hololive Vtuber, but said it will be limited to members-only streams. Her estimated return date is the end of May 2024, but there is no exact date at this time. She also asked for Steam Deck recommendations from people.

Prior to this surgery, Mori was still quite active. In fact, one of her most recent performances involved participating in the April 2024 DreamHack Melbourne Hololive concert. She sang alongside fellow Vtubers like Houshou Marine, Tokoyami Towa, Hakos Baelz, Pavolia Reine, and Kureiji Ollie. Her last public stream was May 7, 2024, which is when she discussed her taking a break and going in for surgery.

Calliope Mori expects to resume her regular streaming activities at the end of May 2024. 

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Siliconera Saturday, May 18, 2024 1:30 PM

towa tsugai end service

Square Enix announced that it will shut down Towa Tsugai on July 23, 2024. The game started in February 2023, meaning it lasted for almost a year and a half. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

There is more information on the Towa Tsugai closure schedule on its official website. The statement from Square Enix started with an apology for the sudden announcement. It said it worked hard to provide a satisfactory experience for its users. However, because it has become difficult to do so, it decided to end service. Square Enix thanked all of the players for their support.

Premium currency will no longer be available for purchase as of May 17, 2024. You are free to use whatever you have on hand as you see fit until the game ends. The game will end on July 23, 2024. Before that, Square Enix still plans on updating in-game events. Square Enix will also refund players for any gems they have leftover afterwards.

While Towa Tsugai will no longer be available as a game, Square Enix will start Towa Tsugai Fans. This will be an online fan community in which players can continue to read the official story, as well as fan fiction . Nao Hakumoto, who is in charge of the game's story, will remain the writer of the continuation. The voice actors will also reprise their roles, and Spine Animation will be in charge of the visuals. Pre-registration for Towa Tsugai Fans has opened and you can check it out here.

Towa Tsugai is readily available on mobile devices and its service will end on July 23, 2024.

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Siliconera Saturday, May 18, 2024 12:00 PM

Kaiju No 8

Naoya Matsumoto's ongoing Shonen Jump manga Kaiju No. 8 captured the hearts of readers with its adult themes and comedic charm. Now, with its anime adaptation produced by Production I.G and studio Khara, the series soared to new heights, aiming to be a real contender this Anime season. And again, it's using those same mature elements to set itself apart.

From its thrilling first episode, Kaiju No. 8 establishes itself as a standout in the anime landscape. The story follows Kafka Hibino, a sanitation worker harboring dreams of joining the Defense Force to battle Kaiju, towering monsters wreaking havoc on humanity. Despite his childhood promise and aspirations, Kafka finds himself stuck in a mundane job, haunted by a sense of failure and regret.

This adaptation perfectly portrays the world of the manga with a grounded familiarity rarely found in anime adaptations. The entire main cast are designed with realistic proportions and simple silhouettes that exude individuality and charm, whilst still giving the sense that these characters could be people you see in everyday life. This choice visually and narratively enhances Kafka's journey of maturity and self-discovery, by making these characters that much easier for the audience to connect with on an emotional level.

Speaking of Kafka, His longing to prove himself, coupled with reflections on past decisions, adds layers of depth to his character. The weight of failed promises and the feeling of not measuring up to one's own ambitions resonated profoundly with me, echoing the universal experience of the battle to make personal progress and learning to navigate life's challenges.

Beyond Kafka's personal journey, Kaiju No. 8 examines the complexities of a world plagued by monsters. Kafka's own background as Monster Cleaner, pokes fun at the often occurring trope concerning the damage left behind by Kaiju. However, the Monsters in this story are far from mere adversaries. These Kaiju can easily symbolize power, destruction, and even ambition. Through these beasts and characters like Kikoru Shinomiya, the series offers a nuanced exploration of the dual nature of strength and vulnerability.

"I don't think there's anything wrong with giving up...But it's not good to lie to yourself." This powerful quote from the first episode encapsulates the struggle to find closure with unfulfilled expectations and the harsh realities of adulthood.

In a genre often defined by spectacle and action, Kaiju No. 8 provides a look at maturity, regret, and the endless struggle to chase dreams. It's a testament to the power of anime to inspire, entertain, and explore the vastness of the human experience.

The Kaiju No 8 anime is currently airing on Crunchyroll, and the manga is handled outside Japan by Viz Media.

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WGB Saturday, May 18, 2024 12:36 PM
     Ghost of Tsushima has sneaked onto PC and is already threatening to take God of War's place as the 2nd most successful PlayStation game on the platform.

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According to a recent earnings report.

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May 18, 10:00

Kotaku Saturday, May 18, 2024 9:00 AM

Another week, another round of opinions and spicy takes for you to sift through. Rather than making you search the site and find them yourselves, however, we've gathered our best opinion pieces of the week right here. From Diablo IV's loot game change making it a good game again to a wild Tetris story, we've got…


PCGamesN Saturday, May 18, 2024 9:59 AM
     Beloved anime board game free on Steam, if you're quick

Getting your friends to play a new board game can often be more challenging than explaining the rules. While this is a long-standing tradition of board games, digital board games offer a few advantages that physical play can't compete with. This includes zero setup and cleanup, the ability to play with friends from across the globe in an instant, and preventing that one friend who hates losing from knocking the table over right before the game is over. One of Steam's highest-rated online board games, 100% Orange Juice, is entirely free to download.

PCGamesN Saturday, May 18, 2024 7:40 AM
     Free Monopoly Go dice links May 2024

May 18, 2024: We've added new Monopoly Go dice links for free dice rolls and removed expired ones from our list.

How can I get Monopoly Go free dice links? The household favorite board game has been reimagined as a free-to-play application on smartphones, allowing everyone to experience the thrills of Monopoly on practically any device. Everything that makes the board game special is here in Monopoly Go, so you'll be collecting properties and building hotels as you go around the board, and there are a variety of multiplayer minigames to get through along the way.

You're going to need to get your hands on Monopoly Go dice rolls, but they are difficult to come by no matter how far you are into the board game. There are ways to earn additional dice rolls, including logging into the game every day to collect daily bonuses, progressing further in the game, and inviting friends to try Monopoly Go. While you can also spend real money to unlock more dice rolls, you may want to give our list of Monopoly Go dice links a try instead. Take a look at all the currently active Monopoly Go free dice links for today.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best board games, Free PC games, Monopoly Go dice

PCGamesN Saturday, May 18, 2024 7:00 AM
     This roguelike

The rent is due, and my landlord is going to kill me. No, this isn't a cry for help – it's actually the failure state for Uncle Chop's Rocket Shop, a "roguelite fix 'em up" that's quite unlike anything I've played before.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best puzzle games, Best indie games

PCGamesN Saturday, May 18, 2024 5:00 AM
     Manor Lords exposes the good and bad sides of Steam wishlists

How did Manor Lords become so successful? It's no slight against developer Greg 'Slavic Magic' Styczeń to say there are a lot of medieval games, a lot of city building games, a lot of strategy games - a lot of medieval city building strategy games. Just look at Bellwright, which launched three days before Manor Lords, and has many of the same conceits. Speaking exclusively to PCGamesN, Tim Bender, CEO of publisher Manor Lords' publisher Hooded Horse, reveals how Steam's most-wanted game came to be, and how wishlist numbers, no matter how dramatic, can possibly be misleading.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Manor Lords early access review, Best strategy games, Manor Lords system requirements

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, May 18, 2024 3:00 AM

This weekend is a big one for me. My brand new fancy shmancy ottoman bed is arriving in my new flat, after two weeks of curling up on the sofa with a weighted blanket. I'll also be topping it with my brand new ultra-thick memory foam mattress topper, raising me off the floor another crucial few inches. Think of the view I'll get from up there! To imagine there'll be any time for games! Pah!

I kid. Plenty of time for games for us all, even while reclining on gloriously beds with ungodly amounts of storage space. We love playing games here at Rock Paper Shotgun. Even Alice, who has routinely told me that actually there are no good games. Here's what we'll be clicking on this weekend.

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Siliconera Saturday, May 18, 2024 9:00 AM

One Piece Chopper Tamagotchi Feels More Like a Friend Than a Pet

Bandai Namco promised everyone would get a chance to pick up the One Piece Tony Tony Chopper Tamagotchi Nano in May 2024, following a Japanese launch, and now the virtual pet is everywhere. (It's also known as a Choppertchi in Japan, which is a much cuter name.) However, after spending a full week with him, I can't help feeling it doesn't feel as much like a pet as other characters in the line.

As this is a Tamagotchi Nano model, that means the virtual pet process for taking care of Chopper from One Piece is a bit more streamlined. You can't actually check the health and happiness stats. Basically, you feed him until he won't eat the standard food anymore. There are only two games. One involves pressing the "B" button when Chopper's hooves are in the center of the target. The other involves using the "A" and "B" buttons to move the character's head left and right to collect cotton candy, but avoid hot peppers. "C" can be pressed to trigger a brief animation. 

Depending on your level of care for the virtual pet, Chopper evolves to a form based on his Grand Line or New World design. You start with either the pre-time skip or post-time skip character randomly, and things like your promptness when feeding him, the games you play, what you feed him, and if you are mindful enough to turn the lights off (in-game) at night affect his growth. Likewise, eventually you also can get forms of Chopper dressed as other One Piece characters for this Tamagotchi Nano after the secondary ones. So I ended up with a Walk Point Grand Line Chopper, and he then turned into a Gol D. Roger one.

The thing about it is, because of the nature of this Tamagotchi Nano, I never felt like Chopper was a traditional virtual pet. Part of that is the lack of demand. Because I can't check his status, I didn't feel like I needed to look at it every half hour or so. I'd check in when I'd take a break during my work day to grab something to drink or lunch. When work was over, I would look at how he's doing if he made a sound or I was switching between games and other activities. 

The fact that there are other One Piece character cameos helped too. Sometimes I'd look over and see Luffy eating or Frankie showing up on screen. Since the screen is so recessed into the device, it might make it difficult to see what was going on under certain conditions, but at other times it seemed like Chopper was peeking out behind something, searching for attention. When I'd press A, little hearts would appear. It's all very casual. 

It almost felt like a casual friendship. Instead of taking care of a virtual pet whenever I'd glance over at the One Piece Tamagotchi Nano, I'd be checking in on what Chopper was up to while I was engaged in other things. Maybe I'd see if he wanted something to eat or a quick game that would take me all of 30 seconds to finish. There were no demands, and I always knew that even if I wasn't super prompt or attentive, Chopper would be okay and eventually change to a new costume or form.

The One Piece Chopper Tamagotchi Nano is available worldwide

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May 18, 04:00

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, May 18, 2024 3:00 AM

This weekend is a big one for me. My brand new fancy shmancy ottoman bed is arriving in my new flat, after two weeks of curling up on the sofa with a weighted blanket. I'll also be topping it with my brand new ultra-thick memory foam mattress topper, raising me off the floor another crucial few inches. Think of the view I'll get from up there! To imagine there'll be any time for games! Pah!

I kid. Plenty of time for games for us all, even while reclining on gloriously beds with ungodly amounts of storage space. We love playing games here at Rock Paper Shotgun. Even Alice, who has routinely told me that actually there are no good games. Here's what we'll be clicking on this weekend.

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Siliconera Friday, May 17, 2024 11:00 PM

Sunborn Japan Co., Ltd announced more details about the crossover event between the 3DCG anime Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 and the mobile game Girls' Frontline. This event is now live and runs until June 3, 2024.

In a tweet from the official Girls' Frontline Twitter account, it was announced that the collaboration is now live following a scheduled maintenance. Players can now follow an event that involves the merged, cyber-futuristic worlds of both series via a crossover story featuring characters from Girls' Frontline and Ghost in the Shell. This includes the possibility of obtaining a time-limited character like Special T-Doll: Motoko Kusanagi. She is a clear reward for the event. The event shop also features Special T-Doll: Purin Esaki, themed icons, and a Tachikoma's Daily Life base background. Special T-Doll Suzuka Mizukane will be the main limited drop in the event that people can potentially earn.

Here is an post from the game's official English social media account, which brings up the event and a chance to earn in-game currency for pulls:

Girls' Frontline is accessible on mobile devices, and the Ghost in the Shell event is running in the game until June 3, 2024. Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 is streaming on Netflix.

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Siliconera Friday, May 17, 2024 10:00 PM

Mega Man Was Originally a Famicom Disk System Game

Mega Man Game Planner Akira Kitamura shared on social media some information about the development of the game, and said that the game was originally planned as a Famicom Disk System title.

Kitamura said that, since Mega Man was the only Capcom title at the time that was progressing according to schedule, its format was changed form a disk game to ROM cartridge, in anticipation of end-of-year sales. This is in reference to the original Mega Man's release date of December 17, 1987.

The idea to change Mega Man from a Famicom Disk System to a regular ROM cartridge was most likely made to capitalize on the original Famicom (or NES outside on Japan) having a bigger player base than the Japan-exclusive peripheral device. Unlik the Famicom or NES, the Famicom Disk System device allowed to insert floppy disk games into the Famicom system.

The game developer revealed this information after answering a question on his X (formerly Twitter) personal account. The original question inquired about the position of "game planner" in the original Mega Man game. Kitamura revealed that planner is what we nowadays would call a game director. The developer added that nowadays, a producer's duty is to manage the project, while the director is the person put in charge of overseeing development.

As a reminder, classic Mega Man T-shirts will appear on July 13, 2024 among other Capcom franchises as part of a new And Chips (&CHIPS) apparel collection.

The original Mega Man came out on December 17, 1987 in North America for the NES and Japan for the Famicom (where it is known as Rockman,) December 13, 1989 in the UK and June 22, 1990 in the rest of Europe.

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Siliconera Friday, May 17, 2024 9:30 PM

New MangaGamer Otome Game Is Steam Prison_ Beyond the Steam Fan Disk

MangaGamer announced that it picked up another otome game at Anime Central 2024, and this time it is the fan disk Steam Prison: Beyond the Steam. It is expected to release in 2024, and it will come to the Switch and PC.

We already knew the next entry in the series was on the way. HuneX revealed it back in December 2023. It also confirmed a 2024 launch window, but didn't mention any additional details. No platforms were confirmed either The Anime Central reveal confirmed it will release simultaneously worldwide in Japanese and English. 

More details about the game came up. In addition to epilogues between Cyrus and existing characters, there will be new love interests. The three additional bachelors will be found in the Cainabel Story and A New Theory storylines.

MangaGamer previously acted as the publisher for the PC version of the original Steam Prison visual novel. However, HuneX self-published the Nintendo Switch version on the eShop

MangaGamer and HuneX will release Steam Prison: Beyond the Steam on the Switch and PC in 2024, and the original otome game is available on the Nintendo Switch and PC worldwide. Steam Prison is also on the PlayStation Vita in Japan.

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Siliconera Friday, May 17, 2024 9:00 PM

Hatsune Miku Dresses as Garfield the Cat in New Figure

Youtooz announced three new Hatsune Miku figure variants, and one of them involves her dressing like Garfield the cat. It will only be sold starting at 12pm PT/3pm ET on May 24, 2024.

There are three new Youtooz Hatsune Miku designs appearing that day as part of the drop. The Garfield one is the only one that isn't an exclusive. She has an outfit inspired by Garfield the cat, including his tail, ears, and a lasagna with his face on it. The other two figures are FYE exclusives that are a standard Hatsune Miku and one that features an I was a Teenage Robot look.

Here's how the Garfield the cat inspired Hatsune Miku figure, as well as the FYE I was a Teenage Robot and standard exclusives, will look:

Youtooz is well known for its figures based on popular individuals and anime, game, movie, or TV show characters. For example, its collection included ones based on VShojo Vtubers like Henya, Ironmouse, Kson, and Zentreya.

The Garfield the cat inspired Hatsune Miku figure, as well as a standard and My Life as a Teenage Robot variant, will appear on May 24, 2024 at 12pm PT/3pm ET. Only the Garfield one will be available at stores other than FYE.

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