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GamersHeroes Tuesday, May 28, 2024 2:38 PM

Now available in Singularity 6's community sim MMO Palia, players can take advantage of the Building Blocks system as part of the new Crafted Comforts patch.

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GamersHeroes Tuesday, May 28, 2024 2:37 PM

Dubbed "The Truth Lies," the live action trailer for Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 has been revealed. See this trailer for yourself below: Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 | 'The Truth Lies' | Live Action Reveal Trailer Note that the worldwide reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will make its …

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GamersHeroes Tuesday, May 28, 2024 1:17 PM

A playful ode to classic games, CollectorVision Games and Mega Cat Studios have released JESTER for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).

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Kotaku Tuesday, May 28, 2024 5:25 PM

Multiversus, the Warner Bros. crossover platform fighter starring Batman, Shaggy, Arya Stark and more, is out for real this time after going into a year-long hibernation. Now that it's back and out of beta, the fighting game community is assessing if it could have the longevity of fighting games like Super Smash Bros.…


Kotaku Tuesday, May 28, 2024 5:15 PM

A new report claims Rocksteady co-founders Sefton Hill and Jamie Walker have signed a deal with Xbox to fund their new studio's next big AAA action game.


Kotaku Tuesday, May 28, 2024 4:30 PM

After a rough launch in late 2020, numerous updates, a popular anime spin-off, and a big DLC expansion, Cyberpunk 2077 no longer has anybody working on it, which might be the first time in a decade that was true at CD Projekt Red.


Kotaku Tuesday, May 28, 2024 3:30 PM

The PlayStation 5 never officially got a price drop, but Sony continues to discount the console so aggressively that it's basically the same thing. As part of its annual Days of Play sale event, the company's taking $50 off the regular price of PS5s. Recent exclusives like Spider-Man 2 and Rise of the Ronin are also…


Kotaku Tuesday, May 28, 2024 2:25 PM

It's not often you'll hear someone say "I cannot wait to get my ass beat." But when Supergiant Games released Hades 2—the highly-anticipated sequel to the GOTY-winning 2020 roguelike—into early access on May 6, I could not wait to get my ass beat.


Kotaku Tuesday, May 28, 2024 2:20 PM

With the release of Hades 2 in Early Access, fans are tearing up the Underworld (and beyond), which already holds so much to discover. In fact, the sequel to Supergiant Games' seminal 2020 action roguelike is already bigger than the original, despite still being worked on. Among other things, the sequel brings a…


Kotaku Tuesday, May 28, 2024 1:20 PM

Finally, our lengthy national nightmare is over. After years of waiting and suffering, I can confirm that the next Call of Duty: Black Ops game will bring back the franchise's iconic "Dude with guns sitting on the cover" iconography. Truly, a time for celebration.


Kotaku Tuesday, May 28, 2024 1:10 PM

The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (more commonly known as C2E2), has taken place every spring since 2010. This year's convention, spread out over three days in April and held at McCormick Place, a huge, multi-level convention center, brought the kinds of high-quality cosplay we've come to expect from the con.


Kotaku Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:55 PM

Destiny 2 players have conquered a planet-sized computer simulating the multiverse, earned wishes from space dragons, and slayed alien gods. But one of the loot shooter's most enduring fictions is that its creators had a decade-long master plan to deliver a transformative story and re-shape the gaming landscape in the…


Kotaku Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:10 PM

Over the weekend, Ubisoft announced that its long-running success Rainbow Six Siege would be receiving a monthly membership subscription. Despite the dedicated community that the game has built over the past eight-and-a-half years, the reception to the move has been anything but warm.


PCGamesN Tuesday, May 28, 2024 6:31 PM
     Best Civilization 6 rival deepens gameplay with huge new DLC out now

The trend for 4X games is often to become bigger. They'll try to encompass the entirety of human history, taking us from stick-wielding tribespeople to star-faring superpowers. Some games take the opposite view, deepening the experience rather than broadening it. Old World is one such game, taking aim at a particular time period with more focused and in-depth options available to you.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, May 28, 2024 5:06 PM
     Multiversus system requirements

What are the Multiversus system requirements? The long-awaited return of Multiversus is finally here, and despite a ton of improvements, there's no additional strain on the minimum and recommended specs for your gaming PC.

Not only is there no need for the best graphics card, but the now-discontinued Nvidia GTX line is listed across all the requirements. This means playing Multiversus on just about any gaming PC or laptop will be a breeze.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, May 28, 2024 5:38 PM
     Is MultiVersus down? Server status and launch issues explained

Is MultiVersus down? Warner Bros new fighting game has been in beta for a long time but has finally launched into its full version. Despite reaching some colossal numbers on Steam, the game has hit some teething issues on its first day, with many players reporting server issues and connectivity problems.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Multiversus impressions, Multiversus tier list, The best Multiversus mods

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 28, 2024 5:35 PM
     Is Multiversus Steam Deck compatible?

Is Multiversus Steam Deck compatible? Despite falling short of a Verified rating, Multiversus runs great on the Steam Deck and is arguably one of the best games to play given its simple boot and play compatibility.

We consider the Steam Deck OLED to be the best handheld gaming PC on the market right now, and this Warner Bros brawler makes for a great way to show off its capabilities.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, May 28, 2024 3:54 PM
     Two new Sims 4 kits aim to seduce you with pair of romantic locations

There isn't enough romance in gaming. Of course there are plenty of games which feature romantic options, but there's little seduction with scant time taken for dating or truly getting to know someone else. The Sims 4 is slowly fixing that and with two new kits coming soon the chance for romance has just increased. So if you've ever wanted to explore love in a surrounding designed to make you swoon, you're going to get that chance soon.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, May 28, 2024 4:19 PM
     Multiversus codes May 2024

May 28, 2024: We've added new Multiversus codes to our list.

What are the new Multiversus codes? Everyone likes free stuff, and in much the same way as many free games such as Fortnite and Genshin Impact, Multiversus now has a dedicated portal for players to redeem exclusive cosmetic items.

It may take a while for the items you redeem from Multiversus codes to appear in the free PC game, so bear that in mind. So far, none of the ones we've seen give you any character keys to unlock Multiversus characters or additional toast you can use to cheer on players you enjoyed playing with. However, given that we don't have a large enough sample size, never say never. Here are the details on all the currently active Multiversus codes and how to redeem them.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, May 28, 2024 1:49 PM
     SimCity and Stardew Valley go sci-fi in new MMO you can play for free

There are some game ideas you read about which are simply dripping with ambition. Seed is one of those, a new MMO that stirs together ideas from The Sims, SimCity, and Stardew Valley into one bubbling pot. That pot also has rocket fins and an advanced AI as Seed takes place a thousand years in the future, long after humanity has left Earth behind. Only you can make society thrive again, though you might need a little help from other players.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, May 28, 2024 1:32 PM
     F1 24 review - a solid but skippable racing sim

F1 24 is my reintroduction to EA's racing series after reviewing the 2020 and 2021 releases and then skipping the last two entries. I'm always eager to see iterative improvements, especially after an extended break, but - sadly - F1 24's new features failed to pique my interest, certain modes like the revamped Driver Career disappoint, and the Dynamic Handling system makes me question the series' direction.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:37 PM
     Star Citizen officially has more money than you and everyone you know

Some games become famous for their ambition, for their gameplay, for offering a different perspective. Some games become famous for a lack of all of the above. Other games, however, become famous for things that have nothing to do with the quality of the game. Star Citizen is one of these, being known more for the swirling of crowdfunding around it than the actual game itself. Well I'm not about to change that, as I'm here to report that it's just passed another colossal money milestone.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:31 PM
     MSI MPG 491CQP review: a stunning 49-inch OLED monitor

The MSI MPG 491CQP is a huge 49-inch gaming monitor that uses the latest Samsung QD-OLED panel technology to deliver dazzling colors and stunning HDR. It does all this while also providing speedy gaming performance, thanks to a 175Hz refresh rate and 0.03ms response time. It's not packed with extra features, but that also keeps its price somewhat sensible.

It's all enough to make this easily one of the best gaming monitors around, and it puts MSI firmly on the map when it comes to gaming monitors in general. There are a few caveats to note if you are interested in buying this display, though.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:27 PM
     The best roguelike games and roguelites 2024

What are the best roguelike games? To retain their popularity for years after release, they must sport gameplay loops so enthralling that it's easy to keep coming back for more. The genre's popularity has erupted in recent years, offering varied and increasingly approachable experiences to the point where a new, promising, and often hard-as-nails game now seems to land every other week.

As there's such a deep well of the best roguelite and roguelike games to choose from, we're making it easier for you to find your next favorite with this list. You should expect to see a healthy mix of classics and newcomers among our picks - and given that we continue to see developers marry the genre up with new audiences to create novel hybrids, you're guaranteed to see some of the best PC games in multiple genres. We're also not splitting hairs over what's a roguelike and what's a roguelite here, so here's our pick of the best roguelike games on PC.

PCGamesN Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:25 PM
     Save up to $60 on this amazing Logitech wireless gaming mouse

While the Memorial Day sales have passed, there are still plenty of opportunities to save on PC peripherals, and we've found a stunning wireless gaming mouse deal at Best Buy that's worth your attention. You can save $55, up to $60 as a My Best Buy Plus member, on the Logitech Pro X Superlight right now.

At 63g, the Logitech Pro X Superlight is light and agile, gliding around your desktop thanks to its large PTFE feet, and is easily among the best gaming mouse options for esports, even if its successor, the Pro X Superlight 2, made some slight improvements when it released late last year.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:24 PM
     If you want the best League of Legends Faker skin, it'll cost you $430

Yes, I saw that League of Legends Hall of Legends Ahri skin. Yes, I also needed it. Celebrating Lee 'Faker' Sang-hyeok, the greatest LoL player in history, the skin has three different forms, each more stunning than the next, and, honestly, it's one of the most beautiful cosmetics I've ever seen in LoL. The pricetag, however, was bound to be pretty pricey, but if you're looking to buy the Signature skin and its associated bundle, you'll be paying almost $430.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:04 PM
     Diablo 4 Season 4 release date

When does Diablo 4 Season 4 start? A much-loved feature from Diablo 3 makes its return in D4 with the (re)introduction of seasons, adding everything from new questlines to items, gameplay mechanics, and more. Expanding on the rich, gothic world of Sanctuary, Blizzard makes sure players have plenty to sink their teeth into, whether you're a fresh-faced player taking their first steps into Sanctuary or a grizzled veteran of the Burning Hells.

We recently saw the Diablo 4 Season 4 release date roll around, and the good news is that it is there in time for the arrival of D4 on Game Pass. Just like every other seasonal event, it added a whole bunch of new content to explore in Blizzard's action RPG game, no matter whether you're a level 100 player who's been around since the Diablo 4 release date or someone who is considering jumping into the game now it's coming to Game Pass.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:04 PM
     18 best clicker games 2024

What are the best clicker and idle games? Also known as 'incremental' or 'idle' games, the name betrays certain expectations: click your mouse, get a tiny reward, and repeat until you can make the process more efficient and lucrative. Once relegated to the dark corners of and Kongregate, the genre has grown in popularity in recent years, and marketplaces like Steam are bursting at the seams with new idle, clicker, and incremental games for you to try.

Luckily, you have PCGamesN to help you find the best clicker games worth playing. The very best ones manage to distill high-complexity concepts into a series of single clicks and automation, and while they might not be among the best PC games for their depth or storylines, they're certainly among the most relaxing games to play for a calming few hours or more. They're also often free, so if you're looking for a low-budget alternative to the best free PC games, you may find an idle game that suits your tastes.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:19 PM
     Genshin Impact new characters in the 4.6 update and beyond

Want to know about new Genshin Impact characters? During each new update, there's usually at least one brand-new playable character introduced to the roster. They typically appear on event banners with increased drop rates, including one five-star character and three four-star characters.

While we know which characters are likely to appear on the next Genshin Impact banners, some of the characters featured in this guide might not be playable right now, but they can still be found in Genshin Impact. We've also included some characters who are rumored to join the free PC game down the line but may not have an in-game model just yet. While none of this information is official until HoYoverse says otherwise, here's a round-up of all of the current rumors and speculation.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, May 28, 2024 5:10 PM
     The Final Shape marks

A lot has happened in Destiny over the past ten years. The ongoing saga of dark and light has run its course, and will come to its conclusion in Destiny 2 The Final Shape, but during a recent preview event the Bungie team told us that it's far from the end of the game. In fact, it marks the beginning of something new.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:31 PM
     Best PC case in 2024

What's the best PC case? Some PC gamers might think of a case as a purely aesthetic choice, but the best case for PC gaming can keep temperatures low, prevent thermal throttling, keep things stable, and give you more headroom for overclocking your CPU and GPU.

The best PC case can be almost as important as getting the best graphics card or gaming CPU. Whether you want the build something to replace your console, a build with a fantastic array of RGB lights, or a chassis with superb airflow, we've got something for you on this list.

Continue reading Best PC case in 2024
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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, May 28, 2024 2:59 PM

I have played many a creepy throwback game that takes inspiration from the ever inadequately named "Golden" (Grimy and Diseased? Cadaverous, perhaps) Age of survival horror on PS1, but it's rare you play one that invokes the N64, and even less often that you stumble on something horror-adjacent that riffs on Star Fox 64. Ah, Star Fox! The natural companion piece for, say, Eternal Darkness or The Suffering. In fairness, I did always find those Pez dispenser dialogue animations pretty eerie.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, May 28, 2024 1:36 PM

To kick off with some extremely half-arsed mytho-geometry, the original Frostpunk was a testament to both the design utility and the inexhaustible political symbolism of circles. When people wish to found a community of equals they commonly form a circle, with each participant visible and audible to the rest. A circle is also the best shape for defending against an engulfing ambient threat such as a global ice age, because it has no weak points, and it makes a great centrepiece for a videogame interface, a symmetrical motif that can be tuned and adorned to either suck your attention into the screen or distribute it evenly in all directions.

Created by Polish developers 11 bit, Frostpunk takes place in the middle of a circle, an Arctic crater with a huge coal generator at its heart. Your city rises in rings around that generator, each additional layer of dwellings corresponding intuitively to decreasing temperature, and the result is one of the most focused and thematically consistent specimens of its genre - a building game that feels as intimate and urgent as tending a campfire. Frostpunk 2's new campaign mode breaks the circle open. It starts where you (hopefully) ended, with the crater now fully colonised and evolved into a glaring, blue-orange geode of high-density housing and clustered chimneys. But the view has been pulled back, and construction now unfolds along the plains and canyons beyond the crater, which consist not of circles but of hexagons - another UI designer's favourite - on which you'll plot out upgradeable districts rather than assembling individual buildings.

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Siliconera Tuesday, May 28, 2024 8:00 PM

Square Enix has announced a new seasonal event for FFVII Ever Crisis titled "Summer Starts! Beach Fireworks Fest." This event will feature exclusive summer-themed outfits for fan-favorite characters Yuffie and Lucia. [Thanks, FFVII Ever Crisis Twitter!]

The official FFVII Ever Crisis Twitter account has shared early design drawings of these new outfits. Yuffie's exclusive summer wear showcases her vibrant personality, making her ready for the festive beach setting. Lucia's outfit, designed to complement her unique style, ensures she stands out during the fireworks fest.

Just last year, Square Enix and Applibot hosted a similar FFVII Ever Crisis Christmas event, "The Holy Flame's Gift," which featured an exclusive story involving a mischievous Gingerbread Cactuar. This event, running until December 25, 2023, allowed players to engage in Present Leveling Battles to earn items and weapons, including the Holiday Cheer weapon for Cloud.

For more details on this previous event, you can refer to the full article here. While exact launch dates and further details for the beach Fireworks festival event are yet to be revealed, fans are encouraged to stay tuned to the official channels for updates.

FFVII Ever Crisis is available on iOS and Android platforms.

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Siliconera Tuesday, May 28, 2024 7:30 PM

tales of festival 2024

Bandai Namco has released the key visual for the Tales of Festival 2024. It depicts some of the more popular characters from the series, including Luke (Tales of the Abyss) and Yuri (Tales of Vesperia). [Thanks, Abyssal Chronicles!]

The Tales of Festival 2024 will take place on June 1 and 2, 2024 at the Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa. As you can see from the key visual, the theme for this year will be a school festival. It looks like all of the characters are working to set one up. Fans voted for the characters and mascot to appear.

Bandai Namco also revealed the voice actors and singers who'll be present. Here is the list:

Day 1

  • BACK-ON: Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 and 3
  • Chihiro Suzuki: Luke/Asch in Tales of the Abyss
  • Haruka Kudo: Pasca Kanonno in Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology
  • Haruna Ikezawa: Teepo in Tales of Xilli
  • Hiro Shimono: Emil in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
  • Kana Uemura: Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology
  • Katsuyuki Konishi: Lloyd in Tales of Symphonia
  • Kenji Hamada: Richter in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
  • Masaya Onosaka: Zelos in Tales of Symphonia
  • Ryohei Kimura: Sorey in Tales of Zestiria
  • Takashi Kondo: Ludger in Tales of Xillia 2
  • Takuya Sato: Alphen in Tales of Arise
  • Yuki Horinaka: Elize in Tales of Xillia

Day 2

  • Akemi Okamura: Sheena in Tales of Symphonia
  • Azumi Asakura: Laphicet in Tales of Berseria
  • Chihiro Suzuki: Luke/Asch in Tales of the Abyss
  • Eiji Takemoto: Raven in Tales of Vesperia
  • Kankaku Pierrot: Tales of Arise
  • Katsuyuki Konishi: Lloyd in Tales of Symphonia
  • Kosuke Toriumi: Yuri in Tales of Vesperia
  • Masaya Onosaka: Zelos in Tales of Symphonia
  • Rika Morinaga: Rita in Tales of Vesperia
  • Rina Sato: Velvet in Tales of Berseria
  • Ryohei Kimura: Sorey in Tales of Zestiria
  • Shino Shimoji: Shionne in Tales of Arise
  • Takuya Sato: Alphen in Tales of Arise
  • Yasuyuki Kase: Dohalim in Tales of Arise

The Tales of Festival 2024 will take place on June 1 and 2, 2024, at Yokohama Arena.

The post Tales of Festival 2024 Key Visual Revealed appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, May 28, 2024 7:00 PM

Sword Art Online Fractured Daydream Cross Platform Compatibility Confirmed

Bandai Namco went over changes that will be made to Sword Art Online Fractured Daydream following the closed beta test and, in so doing, also noted it will be a cross-platform compatible game with no loot boxes. The up-to-20-player co-op title is heading to the Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2024.

Producer Shohei Mogami brought up the cross-platform compatibility in Sword Art Online Fractured Daydream in the closed beta test report. This was noted in his portion of the statement as being a measure to allow people worldwide to play with each other. Director Shuichi Goto also noted that because of the desire for this kind of co-op, the team needed "needed to have our own servers. So, we created the servers and ran some technical tests to accommodate a large number of players. It was only after we verified that everything was working correctly, that we started working on the development of the title." This was the purpose of the technical test.

The update also noted Bandai Namco is considering another beta test for Sword Art Online Fractured Daydream. The announcement didn't promise anything. It only noted that another trial is being considered. 

As for changes, it went over things people can and can't expect. There will be no paid loot boxes in Sword Art Online Fractured Daydream. It also won't be possible to turn automatic lock-on release on and off. Goddess Statues will appear in certain situations. Also, difficulty will change in the final version based on how many players are present. Finally, offline Story Mode and online Free Mode will be available in the final game.

Sword Art Online Fractured Daydream will come to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2024 and feature cross-platform compatibility. 

The post Sword Art Online Fractured Daydream Cross-Platform Compatibility Confirmed appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, May 28, 2024 6:30 PM

nier automata ver1.1a season 2

Season 2 of the NieR Automata Ver1.1a anime adaptation will start airing sometime in 2024. LiSA will be singing "Black Box," which will be the opening theme.

The key visual for NieR Automata Ver1.1a depicts a barren land with the legs of the mysterious Red Girls. While those who've played the game already know their significance to the story, they were only minor characters throughout Ver1.1a. The full trailer for the second season depicts some more characters. You can watch it here:

You can hear a snippet of the opening song in the trailer as well. "Black Box" has LiSA providing the vocals while Hiromu Akita of amazarashi wrote the song and lyrics. Amazarashi is a rock band that has provided opening and ending themes for Dororo, My Hero Academia, and Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace.

As for LiSA, she is a popular singer and songwriter whose anime song career kicked off in 2011 when she released "Oath Sign" for Fate/Zero. Since then, she's sung songs for Sword Art Online, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, and The Irregular at Magic High School.

NieR Automata Ver1.1a season 2 will air sometime in July 2024. You can watch the current season on Crunchyroll.

The post Season 2 of NieR Automata Ver1.1a to Come Out in July 2024 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, May 28, 2024 6:00 PM

Watch the Tsukihime Remake Opening Animated Movie

Ahead of the Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon remake worldwide release, Aniplex shared the English opening animated movie for the game. It gives us a chance to see major characters from this installment, like Shiki Tohno, Arcueid Brunestud, and Ciel, as well as folks who play more supporting roles in this entry.

Shiki is the focal point of the trailer, as it keeps coming back to him in both more ordinary and supernatural moments in the Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon remake. However, we also get to see him with classmates like Arihiko and the remake-exclusive Sacchin. Ciel appears in the opening moments a swell. After that, Akiha Tohno appears alongside the twin maids Hisui and Kohaku. Arcueid only appears in the latter half of the video, once Shiki is shown using his abilities.

This also gives people a chance to hear the Tsukihime theme song for this entry. It is "Seimeisen" by ReoNa. She is also is known for providing the tracks for Sword Art Online games like Alicization Lycoris

Here is the full Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon animated opening.

Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon will release on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 outside Japan on June 27, 2024, and the remake is already available in Japan.

The post Watch the Tsukihime Remake Opening Animated Movie appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, May 28, 2024 5:30 PM

Capcom is reissuing Rathalos and Rathian figures from the Monster Hunter series. The returning figures will be available for pre-order in Japan starting today. [Thanks HobbyWatch]

The Monster Hunter figures are set to be released on December 12, 2024, and are each priced at 13,200 yen ($84.01 USD). Pre-orders can be placed through major retailers such as, Rakuten, and

The Rathalos and Rathian collectibles were designed by renowned figure creator Ryu Oyama. You can get a closer look at the returning Monster Hunter items in the gallery below:

The Rathalos figure stands at H 210mm x W 280mm x D 240mm (including base) and is crafted from PVC and ABS materials. It features Rathalos in a dynamic pose with its wings spread wide and roaring. The Rathian figure, measuring H 145mm x W 320mm x D 240mm (including base) and also made from PVC and ABS, depicts Rathian clutching the earth with her sharp claws, wings extended, ready to pounce.

Earlier this year, Capcom also announced a new figure of Khezu from the Monster Hunter series, which will be part of the Capcom Figure Builder Creators' Model series. The Khezu figure will be available in Japan in mid-October 2024, priced at 16,500 yen (about $109 USD).

The Capcom Figure Builder Creators' Model figures of Rathalos & Rathian from the Monster Hunter series will be formally available on December 12, 2024.

The post Monster Hunter Rathalos and Rathian Figures Return appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, May 28, 2024 5:00 PM

Hololive Gamers Fubuki, Mio, Okayu, and Korone Song Filled With Callbacks

Cover just released a new Hololive Gamers original song featuring Inugami Korone, Nekomata Okayu, Ookami Mio, and Shirakami Fubuki. The music video is filled with callbacks to various retro games, only with the Vtubers inserted into them.

"We are Gamers" is available streaming on multiple platforms. People can find the track on services like Amazon, Apple Music, Deezer, and Spotify. It is also possible to purchase the single from places like Amazon for $2.58. This is the unit's first original song, and it appeared at Hololive Gamers Fes 2024. (As a note, Ookami Mio was absent from that live performance due to an illness.)

Here is the full music video performance for the song. If you turn on closed captions, an English translation is available. There are references to Nintendo games like Pokemon and Super Mario during the Fubuki section. There's an Altered Beast callback during Mio's portion. A Fantasy Zone aesthetic comes up when Okayu is singing. Meanwhile, Korone's begins with a DOOM-like introduction. Other series like Mega Man, Star Fox, and Street Fighter are referenced.

A brief clip from the live performance at Hololive Gamers FES can be seen in the tweet below:

The Hololive Gamers Inugami Korone, Nekomata Okayu, Ookami Mio, and Shirakami Fubuki original song "We are Gamers" is available now.

The post Hololive Gamers Fubuki, Mio, Okayu, and Korone Song Filled With Callbacks appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, May 28, 2024 4:00 PM

Apex-Toys Working Honkai Impact 3rd Seele and Veliona Figure

Apex-Toys teased the upcoming release of its Honkai Impact 3rd figure that features Seele and her other self, Veliona. The reveal comes ahead of its pre-orders opening.

This Seele and Veliona Honkai Impact 3rd figure is based on the Mirrored Flourishes outfit for the Stygian Nymph battlesuit, and it is a 1/8 scale statue. Seele is seated on the right in her white and blue outfit, while Veliona is on the left in her black and red one. The scythe weapon is nowhere in sight. The two parts of Seele sit on a bench together with a small table between them, with Veliona pointing at her counterpart. The flowers on the vines growing along the back match their outfits' colors. 

Here are the first three photos of Seele and Veliona shared by Apex-Toys.

For those familiar with Honkai: Star Rail, Seele may look familiar. This is because the Seele we meet in Belobog is an alternate version of the heroine. This is similar to how the Bronya and Silver Wolf in that game are alternate versions of Bronya from Honkai Impact 3rd.

It isn't unusual for Apex-Toys to work on figures based on HoYoVerse properties. For example, the company showed off its Honkai: Star Rail Fu Xuan one at the start of 2024, and that will ship in May 2025. The company also recently announced a Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae figure as well.

Honkai Impact 3rd is available for PCs and mobile devices, and the Seele and Veliona figure is in development.

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Siliconera Tuesday, May 28, 2024 3:00 PM

Days With Ollie Preview

The visual novel Days With Ollie is one of the latest Hololive games and revolves around Indonesian Vtuber Kureiji Ollie. But while Ollie herself is a born entertainer, Days With Ollie unfortunately fails to match her infectious energy. It instead ends up as an unfortunate and frustrating slog of dead ends and recurring bugs.

Developed by P.T. Digital Artha, the game was directed by Ollie herself with art from Hievasp and ClozyOzy. It plays as a choice-based, but fairly linear, visual novel that follows the story of an unnamed protagonist attempting to become Ollie's personal reporter, while avoiding the many, many pratfalls along the way. There are four chapters in Days With Ollie, and succeeding will earn you some special art screens, but you'll be getting well acquainted with the quickload system long before you reach them.

Days With Ollie Preview
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My first dead end was also when I encountered my first bug, where the game would revert back to the Indonesian language for certain screens even if set to English. Luckily, it was on a screen where the only two options were "quit to title" and "retry," so I figured which was which fairly quickly, but later on every choice and even some story segments began appearing in Bahasa Indonesia too.

The game previously encountered a brief delay to fix bugs, but a great many appear to have stubbornly remained, including one that stopped me progressing altogether. At a certain point towards the end of the first chapter, answering a question would freeze the game and reloading. Choosing different answers and even re-installing didn't help. I was finally able to progress after finding a solution online, which involved switching back and forth between languages again.

Days With Ollie Preview
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The game has a number of other issues with spelling errors and the like, but while annoying, these are more easily fixed. I think the bigger problems stem from the script itself. With the meat of the gameplay essentially being to search through all the bad ends before moving on to the real solution, having those bad ends be entertaining is paramount. Unfortunately, Days With Ollie swings many times only a few ending up as hits. Some of the gags involve running into other Hololive members or recurring in-jokes, while others are ridiculous and follow a sort of logic. My favorite was an early encounter with a rich kid who you can attempt to scare off by acting possessed, resulting in him calling an exorcist on you. But others are simple "Rocks Fall, You Died" screens that add precious little to the experience.

Days With Ollie Preview
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The choices also rarely manage to be meaningful or even entertaining, which is a shame. Sometimes in games like these, there's a sort of logic the developer expects you to figure out after a fashion. Say, if reasonable responses fail you, then perhaps flowing with the game's moon logic is the answer and you should pick zanier options. But in Days With Ollie, there doesn't seem to be any such logic, other than in some specific trivia questions. Sometimes the answer is to be a decent human being, and other times the correct response is to freak out. But not too much, of course, as that will get you arrested.

I know I've been very negative towards Days with Ollie, but I hope it doesn't come off as mean-spirited. It just feels like a missed opportunity to explore some parts of the relationship between fans and entertainers, bridging that para-social gap so to speak. It's not like the game is totally devoid of charm, of course. Once you actually meet Ollie, the pace picks up a fair bit. Some of the music is quite nice, especially the intro theme.

Days With Ollie Preview
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If you're going to play Days With Ollie, I recommend doing so as a group, rather than on your own. Having friends or even a streamer chat to riff with will likely make the experience more enjoyable. I wonder if the particular vein of absurd answers is intended to cater to that kind of setting. But on its own, Days With Ollie just doesn't manage to be compelling as a visual novel.

Days With Ollie is available now on PC via Steam, and it is also Steam Deck compatible.

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Siliconera Tuesday, May 28, 2024 2:30 PM

Goddess of Victory: Nikke Event Adds Bunny Girl Characters

Shift Up announced a Golden Coin Rush event for Goddess of Victory: Nikke that also brings in bunny girl versions of characters and costumes, and it will begin on May 30, 2024. The two new SSR units are Alice: Wonderland Bunny and Soda: Twinkling Bunny. 

The first part of the Golden Coin Rush event and its Challenge Stage in Nikke both start on May 30, 2024. It involves Soda trying to save the Maid For You cafe via Tetra Golden Chip. The second part starts on June 6, 2024. People can exchange rewards for Event Shop items until June 20, 2024.

When it comes to the two new bunny girl characters in Nikke, Soda: Twinkling Bunny will appear first. Her Special Recruit banner starts on May 30, 2024, and it ends on June 20, 2024. She is an SSR Iron Attacker from Tetra Line who wields an Undiminished (SG). On June 6, 2024, the Alice: Wonderland Bunny banner will appear. She's a SSR Water Supporter who carries the My Little Carrot SMG. She's also a Tetra Line unit. Her Special Recruit ends on June 27, 2024. 

As for the two new costumes for SSR units, those are Medical Rabbit for Mary and Moist Rabbit for Folkwang. The Mary one is for the standard version of the unit, and you get it by buying and maxing out the Doctor Bunny Pass before June 20, 2024. Folkwang's is in the June Mission Pass Premium Mission Pass. Like Mary's, you earn it by maxing out the pass by June 30, 2024. 

Goddess of Victory: Nikke is available for PCs and mobile devices, and the Golden Coin Rush event and bunny girl Alice and Soda banners will begin appearing on May 30, 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, May 28, 2024 2:00 PM

The Music of Mother - Earthbound live concert merchandise lineup

Hobonichi revealed a new collection of Earthbound merchandise that will appear to help celebrate "The Music of Mother" live concert. The concert's English webpage confirms that people from all around the world will be able to place pre-orders on Hobonichi's web store, and the store supports global shipping via FedEx.

A total of four item types are revealed, with one of them having two separate versions. The first one is a pair of plushes featuring Gorgeous and Lucky, the two front members of the Runaway Five group. People can get both plushes encased in a bus-shaped packaging for 6,600 yen (~$42).

The second highlighted item is a tin container with Jim Dunlop guitar picks that cost 3,300 yen (~$21). This set will be heavily inspired by the preferences of the Earthbound series composer Keiichi Suzuki. The musician prefers to use pink teardrop picks for electric guitars and orange medium picks for the acoustic versions.

Other than those two, Hobonichi will also sell T-shirts at 4,950 yen (~$31.50) apiece and towels at 2,200 yen (~$14) each. The T-shirt will feature the complete Runaway Five lineup with the group's Japanese name Tonzura Brothers. It will be available in four sizes from S to LL (XL). Meanwhile, the towels will appear in two different designs: one with the Mother logo, and the other with the iconic word "SMAAAASH!!"

Here are the sample images for each of the items mentioned above:

The Earthbound-themed merchandise from "The Music of Mother" live concert will be available for sale worldwide on June 4, 2024, at 11 AM JST (June 3, 2024, at 10 PM ET).

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Siliconera Tuesday, May 28, 2024 1:30 PM

See the Exclusive Steam Kingdom Hearts III Keyblade

Square Enix took to social media on the Steam product page for Kingdom Hearts III and its Re Mind DLC to share how the exclusive Keyblade for that storefront will look. The only way people can get Dead of Night is if they go through that retailer, just like how Epic Games Store has its own Keyblade. 

Here's the official announcement showing off the exclusive Dead of Night Kingdom Hearts III Steam Keyblade. The other forms aren't shown. We also don't know what its stats or Shotlocks will be.

As a reminder, this is one of multiple exclusive Kingdom Hearts III Keyblades tied to specific platforms or stores. For example, the Epic Games Store exclusive weapon is called Elemental Encoder. If you played the Cloud versions of the game on the Switch, you could grab Advent Red. The PlayStation 4 one is Midnight Blue, while the Xbox one is Phantom Green. There was also the former 7-Eleven Dawn Till Dusk Keyblade.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and Kingdom Hearts III + Re MindDLC will come to PC via Steam on June 13, 2024. The games are also available on the PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC via Epic Games Store now.

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Siliconera Tuesday, May 28, 2024 1:00 PM

Hololive Mori Calliope second album Phantomime

Hololive Production has confirmed that Calliope Mori's second album, titled Phantomime, will be available on August 16, 2024. The agency also revealed details about the album's physical releases that are available for pre-orders internationally via the Vtuber's official web store. The album's CDs will contain ten tracks at default, but some of the packages may add a bonus track.

The standard edition CD will be available at $31, and it will simply contain a CD that includes a bonus track. The limited edition will bundle the basic 10-track CD with a folder poster and three alternative covers inside a frame-styled packaging at $53. There will also be a Limited Dead Box with even more content. At $76, the hardbook-styled packaging will contain a CD with a different bonus track, a folded poster, a random postcard, a random trading card with its holder, and a Membership of the Dead card.

Hololive Production is also holding a limited-time pre-order window for a standard edition of "Phantomime" that includes an exclusive signed card. This version has the exact same price tag as the regular one at $31, but people can only place pre-orders for this edition by June 4, 2024, at 10:59 AM JST (June 3, 2024, at 9:59 PM ET).

The official announcement tweet is also available via Hololive Production's official English X account:

Calliope Mori is one of Hololive Production's Vtubers who is widely known for her musical skills. In December 2023, she collaborated with fellow Hololive English Vtuber Kiara Takanashi to produce the song "Fire N Ice." Calliope also held a free online concert on her birthday on April 4, 2024.

Phantomime, the second album from the Hololive English Vtuber Calliope Mori, will be available on August 16, 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:30 PM

SuperGroupies Hades

Merchandise company SuperGroupies is now accepting pre-orders for a line of items inspired by Zagreus, protagonist of Supergiant Games' Hades. The set, which includes a watch, jacket, and a backpack, will remain available until June 17, 2024.

The watch, which will cost $240/¥26,400, features a detailed face with many motifs taken from Zagreus' design like skulls and gems colored like his eyes. The back also bears engravings representing the 9 Olympians whose' blessings he can obtain in the game.

The jacket features Zagreus' bright red as a main colour, with embroidered triple canine skulls on the shoulder and the image of Hades on the back. Costing $220/¥24,200, it also features an asymmetrical zipper inspired by his Chiton tunic.

Meanwhile, the backpack's main compartment should fit laptops and A4 sized items, and features a lining that displays the symbols of the 9 Gods again, surrounding the sigil of Hades. It also has three side compartments, with the rear one bearing a Hadean skull ornament. The backpack will cost $200/¥22,000.

Orders from the Global SuperGroupies store are expected to ship in October 2024, while US store orders are expected for January 2025. Note that SuperGroupies only ships to the US, Canada, and Japan.

You can get a look at the items in the SuperGroupies Hades collection via the gallery below:

Back in January, 2024, Nintendo announced that some Hades characters would appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as Spirits. The sequel game, Hades 2, also recently received a patch that made gathering materials easier.

The SuperGroupies Hades merchandise collection will be available to pre-order until June 17, 2024. Hades the game is available on PC, PS4 PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and via the Apple Store.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, May 28, 2024 4:46 PM
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Level Up Tuesday, May 28, 2024 1:35 PM
     Tekken 8's second DLC fighter, Lidia Sobieska, returns to action in her first gameplay trailer.…