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GamersHeroes Thursday, May 30, 2024 3:25 PM

A limited-time event for Red Barrel's The Outlast Trials, PRIME TIME is now live in the game through June 18.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, May 30, 2024 1:53 PM

Celebrating the franchise's 20th anniversary, the team at Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis will host a major collaboration with the Monster Hunter series starting today.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:49 PM

Solo Developer Pastaspace Interactive, together with Publisher Camlann Games, have announced that Underspace's first major title update is now available.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:25 PM

The team at Spike Chunsoft and Bandai Namco have released a new trailer for DRAGON BALL: Sparking! ZERO that looks at its fused warriors.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:12 PM

The team at Com2uS will bring iconic monsters and abilities from Summoners War: Sky Arena to idle RPG Soul Strike! As part of a crossover event.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, May 30, 2024 10:57 AM

A passion project 15 years in the making, Reptilian Games' Universal Conquest will make its way to Steam June 17.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, May 30, 2024 10:41 AM

Those diving into Rockstar Games' GTA Online this week will be able to check out a number of perks around Benefactor's lineup of premium vehicles.

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Kotaku Thursday, May 30, 2024 3:44 PM

Lorelei and the Laser Eyes, the incredible new release from developer Simogo, is not a horror game. It's a cerebral puzzle game that tests your in-game and real-world knowledge as you progress through a series of complex challenges. It is, however, full of eerie vibes that could convince you something is waiting to…


Kotaku Thursday, May 30, 2024 3:05 PM

MultiVersus, WB's free-to-play platform fighter, has only been out for two days and we already have two new characters in the game. But more are coming, as you might expect, and thanks to Pickle Rick (the alter-ego of the titular character from animated series Rick and Morty), we have a good idea of who some of the…


Kotaku Thursday, May 30, 2024 2:30 PM

Earlier this month, it was announced that Arkane Austin, among a number of other Bethesda-owned studios, was being shuttered by Xbox, meaning that the team responsible for vampire-themed loot shooter Redfall wouldn't be able to continue supporting the game. The developers were reportedly working on a major update just…


Kotaku Thursday, May 30, 2024 1:34 PM

Destiny 2: The Final Shape isn't out until June 4, but after some PlayStation 5 players were seemingly able to access the expansion early using Sony's cloud gaming services, some of its biggest secrets are already spreading across the internet. Full screenshots of new loot, raid exotics, and even partial cutscenes are…


Kotaku Thursday, May 30, 2024 1:26 PM

What's dead may never die. E3 may finally be gone for good but its spirit lives on in Summer Game Fest. Hosted by The Game Awards creator Geoff Keighley, the event kicks off in June and promises teases, trailers, and world premieres for the biggest games of tomorrow and beyond. Here's every gaming conference,…


Kotaku Thursday, May 30, 2024 1:05 PM

In 2024, I doubt most people have played or even heard of PO'ed, a'90s first-person shooter featuring strange aliens, bizarre weapons (like a frying pan), and hard-to-navigate levels. The odd Doom-like shooter was released first on 3DO in 1995 and later ported to the original PlayStation in 1996. And since then,…


Kotaku Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:55 PM

Larian Studios, the team behind 2023's exceptional Baldur's Gate 3, has already announced it's working on two new projects after the success of the RPG last year. One of them is codenamed Excalibur, but from the sound of it, that's about all the studio can definitively say about the game. Literally. According to…


Kotaku Thursday, May 30, 2024 11:25 AM

Pokémon cards and crime are intimately intertwined at this point, as the collectible cards are often wrapped up in robberies and scams due to their high resale value. Some of the stories surrounding Pokémon card sales have reached tragic ends, and the entire subculture of scalping, stealing, and reselling these pieces…


Kotaku Thursday, May 30, 2024 11:10 AM

Can you hear that sound—sort of like a brushing, friction-y noise? That's the sound of me rubbing my hands together with devilish glee as I realize that I can finally write about hockey on Kotaku dot com thanks to Ninja and his latest Twitch stream.


Kotaku Thursday, May 30, 2024 10:00 AM

In celebration of Minecraft's 15th anniversary, Netflix has a new animated series set in its world. This series will be the second adaptation of the hugely popular survival sandbox game known for its blocky textures currently in development, as a movie starring Jack Black is also in the works. The series doesn't have…


PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:34 PM
     XDefiant is bringing double weapon XP back for a limited time

XDefiant has only been out for a couple of weeks, but developer Ubisoft has already given players a chance to level up their weapons faster with a double XP weekend. Turns out we'll be getting a second chance to take advantage of this bonus, but you'll need to make the most of it while you can as it's only sticking around for a few days.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:32 PM
     Is God of War Ragnarok coming to PC?

When is God of War Ragnarok coming to PC? The sequel to PlayStation's acclaimed first-party series arrived on the console in November 2022, and it's been a long wait for PC players since then. However, we might not have to dodge spoilers for much longer, as the latest rumors suggest we might get our hands on a PC port sooner rather than later.

2018's God of War left Kratos and Atreus on a slight cliffhanger, with last-minute revelations and plot threads left untied after the credits rolled. The release of God of War Ragnarok on PS5 last year means we won't be waiting for too much longer until the action-adventure game arrives on PC, but nailing down an exact date is a different story. Here's what the latest news and rumors suggest about the GoW Ragnarok PC release, along with our own forecast based on Sony's schedule.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:23 PM
     XDefiant roadmap - upcoming factions

What is coming in the XDefiant roadmap? The XDefiant preseason has introduced the core four factions, as well as the unlockable DedSec and a whole host of cosmetics to earn via the battle pass. This introductory phase ends in July, before transitioning into scheduled seasonal content.

Luckily for us, Ubisoft has detailed everything coming to the first four seasons of XDefiant, including teases for new XDefiant factions, additional weapons to add some variety to your XDefiant loadout, and several new XDefiant maps to jump into. Let's take a closer look at the XDefiant roadmap to see what's coming to the game later this year.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best XDefiant loadouts, All XDefiant factions, Best XDefiant weapons

PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:18 PM
     This new Lian Li case could revolutionize gaming PC design

Lian Li has just unveiled the Lian Li SUP-01, a new gaming PC case with a completely reworked internal layout that doesn't even let you mount a graphics card directly to your motherboard. Instead, a PCIe riser cable is used to allow the graphics card to fit in the front of the case.

This bizarre but potentially brilliant bit of case configuration could easily see the SUP-01 land a spot on our best PC case guide thanks to its compact size and effective-looking optimized airflow. Especially as Lian Li isn't charging a particularly high price for this new case.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:17 PM
     Save 25% on this Meta Quest 3 strap to boost battery life and comfort

If you're finding the Meta Quest 3 strap uncomfortable, you're not the only one. Thankfully, there are plenty of alternatives out there, including this Kiwi Meta Quest 3 head strap, which also includes a battery pack capable of extending the battery life by up to four hours, and it can be yours for a lot less than usual thanks to a limited-time Amazon deal.

In my Meta Quest 3 review, I heaped praise upon Meta's latest model, naming it the best VR headset currently available, though I had to highlight major issues with comfort, especially in long sessions. Thankfully, there is an easy way to fix this without paying the over-inflated cost of the official Elite strap.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:14 PM
     Warhammer creator's underrated RPG series is 94% off if you're fast

Hailing from Warhammer creator Games Workshop, Talisman: Digital Edition and all its DLC packs are now super cheap over on Humble Bundle. This popular digital board game is an easy recommendation for fans of the fantastical, and this new deal offers almost unprecedented bang for your buck.

PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:01 PM
     One of the decade's greatest strategy games gets new horror expansion

The critically acclaimed fantasy strategy game Age of Wonders 4 is getting another major expansion called Eldritch Realms. With a completely new map layer to discover, a fresh ruler type to play with, and more tomes of magic to try out, there's plenty to look forward to when the next DLC launches in June this year.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best 4X games, Age of Wonders 4 review, Best games like Civ

PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 11:50 AM
     Hollow Knight rival drops Steam demo, has me more hyped than Silksong

Videogames can take your breath away for a thousand and one reasons. I remember the moment in Diablo 4 where Lilith murders Inarius in cold blood; the time I took my first steps in Final Fantasy 14's Ul'dah as the gentle piano of Sultana Dreaming tinkled away in the background. When I first saw the trailer for Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus, I felt my breath hitch once again. Fusing Hollow Knight with Japanese folklore and absolutely stunning level design, I've been excited to try out Squid Shock Studios' Eastern adventure - and now, I finally can.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best platform games, Upcoming PC games, Best Metroidvania games

PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 11:29 AM
     XCOM meets Resident Evil in new zombie tactics game, with demo out now

Turn-based tactics lovers have a ghoulish new Steam game to add to their wishlist. Dead Season, an upcoming indie from Iceberg Interactive and Snail Bite, takes the strategy elements seen in games like XCOM and merges them with a zombie outbreak storyline, as you lead a team of survivors through hordes of undead horrors. With a demo now available, you can jump into the action right away.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best zombie games, Best strategy games, Best horror games

PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 11:14 AM
     Best Warzone guns - the top weapons for the current meta

What are the best guns in Warzone? Warzone has evolved several times over the past few years, swapping out the maps, weapons, and gameplay mechanics depending on the latest Call of Duty release. Warzone has transitioned from Al Mazrah to Urzikstan, a fictional country referenced throughout the Modern Warfare series. Now with the Resurgence mode exploding in popularity, it pays to know what weapons to use.

Long-time fans know just how intense the battle royale game can get, and those who want the biggest advantage in the field need to know which are the meta weapons, and which should be left well alone. Here is our pick of the best weapons in Warzone and why.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 10:47 AM
     Best Warzone DG-58 LSW loadout

What is the best Warzone DG-58 LSW loadout? LMGs have been in and around the meta for some time as they offer something different on the battlefield. Their ability to sustain accurate fire for several seconds allows you to pin opponents down, and more than likely bag several kills before reloading. The issue is that they're cumbersome — you're fairly immobile, so approaching aggressive players can often spell death. The DG-58 LSW, however, gives you the benefits of an LMG without the bulkiness, and we've put together what we think is the best loadout possible.

Whether you play the battle royale game for the tactical, open spaces of Urzikstan, or prefer the close-quarters chaos of Warzone Resurgence, having a reliable and deadly primary weapon is the key to success. The DG-58 LSW is easily one of the best Warzone LMGs, and here are the attachments you should be using if you want to get the most out of this meta weapon.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 10:38 AM
     Stunning new indie puzzler is channeling Shadow of the Colossus

If stylish comic book-inspired visuals, journeys through long-forgotten lands, and ethereal soundtracks are your kind of thing, this new indie game from Belgian developer Badass Mongoose could be right up your street. In Helix: Descent n Ascent, you'll travel a nonlinear path filled with puzzles, using five special abilities to help you solve them. You'll also look for hints about what happened in this ancient world.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best indie games, Best puzzle games, Best free Steam games

PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 10:37 AM
     This blue and yellow Intel-themed build features two top gaming PCs

We're in love with this colorful gaming PC, which features not one but two water-cooled PCs, both of which feature Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000-series GPUs and top-end Intel CPUs. PC modder Kris Butterill modded a Raijintek Enyo case to create this monster dual-system build for Intel's Gamer Days campaign, and it features hand-bent tubing, custom 3D-printed parts, and four reservoirs.

Thanks to our rapidly growing PC building Facebook page, we've seen many custom gaming PCs, from mods based on existing case designs to scratch PC builds. You can even submit yours for consideration right here. Now let's talk to Kris about how he created this stunning dual system.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 10:36 AM
     The best FPS games on PC 2024

What are the best FPS games on PC? From the classic physics chaos of Half-Life 2 to Halo Infinite's beautifully rendered worlds, these are the finest FPS games. For more than two decades, FPS games have been the driving force of the PC games industry. They've let us travel from the depths of Hell in Doom to the outer reaches of space in Titanfall 2. Others have taken us on a detour through the likes of Half-Life 2's zombie-infested Ravenholm, while some have embraced futuristic cities.

Some of these games are old, others are new, and all are great. Warhammer 40K: Boltgun and its '90s-boomer-shooter-inspired graphics; Rainbow Six Siege's tight tactical multiplayer; Overwatch 2 and its vast array of amazing heroes. No matter what sort of virtual gunplay you're after, whether you want multiplayer games, war games, or something altogether different, the following titles will satisfy your itchy trigger finger. So crack those knuckles, and make every shot count. These aren't only the best FPS games, some of these entries are included in our best PC games too.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 10:05 AM
     Does XDefiant have SBMM?

Does XDefiant have SBMM? We've all been there. You've dropped into the latest Ubisoft title with your friends but you're getting obliterated left, right, and center. It can be frustrating if you feel like you're not making progress, and the absence of a skill-based matchmaking system could mean it's a harder slog than usual.

But does the newest FPS game from Ubisoft have SBMM or not? We've got all you need to know on the status of XDefiant skill-based matchmaking, as well as links to some guides to help you get to grips with the intricacies of the game.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 10:50 AM
     Best AIO cooler in 2024

The best AIO cooler will stop your CPU from overheating during intense gaming sessions while keeping the inside of your PC looking spacious and clean. Custom water cooling might look even slicker, and air coolers can be cheaper, but a top AIO cooler is a great way to keep your CPU cool.

They're an optional upgrade for most people, but AIO coolers can make the best gaming PC even better - particularly if you've learned how to overclock your CPU. A good AIO cooler lets you overclock to crank out more performance with less risk of melting your CPU to a crisp.

You might think liquids shouldn't mix with electronics, yet an effective pump and radiator combo will move heat away from that CPU faster than you can say 'thermal throttling'. We've put the best AIO coolers to the test, from top liquid CPU cooler brands like NZXT, CoolerMaster, MSI, and Corsair, so you've nothing to worry about when it comes to the safety of your rig.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 9:53 AM
     Skull and Bones is free to play, but not for long

Despite Skull and Bones' middling reviews, the curious side of me wants to see what a supposed 'quadruple-A' game looks like. I was never going to plow a ton of cash into it (I like pirates, but not that much), so when Ubisoft announced that its pirate game was going free to play for a full week, I marked an X on my calendar.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Skull and Bones review, Best pirate games, Skull and Bones system requirements

PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 9:25 AM
     Modern Warfare 3 Twitch drops

What are the latest MW3 Twitch Drops? Modern Warfare 3 Twitch drops reward viewers for doing something they were planning on doing anyway, a true win-win scenario for MW3 fans. These drops range from unique loading screens to weapon blueprints — all this for watching your favorite Call of Duty streamers.

We love nothing more than a good Modern Warfare 3 cosmetic to show off to our squad, or a stacked weapon blueprint to take out our opponents with. While you can get these rewards in the MW3 Battle Pass, with Modern Warfare 3 codes, or simply through the in-game store, Modern Warfare 3 Twitch drops offer a way to earn rewards just for watching MW3 gameplay online.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 9:25 AM
     2023's top soulslike hits Game Pass, drops huge new update

If you missed out on 2023's top soulslike or you just want to dive back in for some more tough-as-mettle action, you're in luck, as Lords of the Fallen has just been added to PC and Xbox Game Pass. Even better, a free content update called Clash of Champions has also just dropped, giving players the "ultimate challenge" with two boss rush modes to try out.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 9:01 AM
     Beloved MMORPG finally makes its way to Nvidia GeForce Now

It was only a matter of time, but World of Warcraft is finally making its way to Nvidia's GeForce Now cloud streaming service. Live today, the iconic MMORPG is available to play in both its modern and classic formats, signalling almost complete support for the Battle.Net library of games within Nvidia's service.

While World of Warcraft hardly demands the best graphics card to run, if you happen to be stuck with older hardware, or just want better frame rates, GeForce Now is a great way to achieve this without having to buy a new gaming PC or laptop.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 9:10 AM
     Nvidia GTX G-Assist AI gaming assistant could be real this time

For April Fools 2017, Nvidia made up a new device called the G-Assist, which was a USB stick shaped like an Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics card and containing an AI assistant designed to aid you in your gaming. Now, in 2024, Nvidia G-Assist could be a real thing, if the Nvidia GeForce X/Twitter account is anything to go by.

With Nvidia now pushing more and more AI features into its best graphics cards, the move to adding a dedicated gaming AI assistant wouldn't be at all surprising but naming it after an April Fools prank... well, actually, it would be very Nvidia indeed.

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PCGamesN Thursday, May 30, 2024 8:06 AM
     Best fighting games on PC 2024

What are the best fighting games on PC? It may be one of the oldest genres in gaming, but it wasn't until unintentional glitches gave birth to combos in Street Fighter 2 that the first boom took hold in arcades during the 90s. During the next few years, other classic fighters would enter this eternal tournament, most notably Mortal Kombat with its motion-capture gore, while both Virtua Fighter and Tekken took the genre into 3D.

Fighting games would grow out of favor in the 2000s, but thanks to the revival of the Street Fighter series, followed by the more recent rise of esports and, to a lesser extent, the global pandemic, we now have access to some of the best PC games. They're infamous for being tough to learn, but with the help of video tutorials, there's never been a better time to get into these highly competitive multiplayer games. So grab the best PC controller, one of the best fight sticks, or whatever control method you desire to use, and practice your favorite character's combos.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:00 PM

I should be further in than this. My supposed rebellion has thus far eked out a territory that could be described as "where?". My personal reputation is great only among people who love mushrooms and hate deer. It's been long enough that I should probably be a fierce warlord running a large chunk of the kingdom in opposition by now, but instead, I have the skillset of fifty peasants, and the outstanding work of fifty three. And I know why. Bellwright has taught me what I already knew in theory, but had not truly appreciated:

Good managers are rare and precious. And I'm not one of them.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, May 30, 2024 11:53 AM

Did I ever tell you about the time I was smuggling pears and USB-C cords through the Spanish Main? Was during the great USB-C shortage of 1687, you see. Apple had just released their new electric barnacle scrubber, and sailors everywhere were trading sacks of freshly minted coins just for a solitary sweet sniff at one of the delightfully compact and sleekly designed charger cables. Of course, too-many-toes Jackson and myself had seen tell of this upcoming gold rush, written in crab trails on the sand, which is what we had instead of the stock market in them days.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, May 30, 2024 10:00 AM

KILL KNIGHT, the silly-named twin stick action game you may have caught at similarly silly-named event The Triple-I Initiative in April, is joining this year's Steam next fest with a demo ahead of its expected release date later this year. I've played it, and I feel must apologise, Mr. Knight. I still think it's a silly name, but with frantic flowing action this immediately gratifying, you can call yourself whatever your killy little heart so desires. For this knight is not like other knights: this is a knight who kills. Wait, they all do that? Oh. Well, this one has four guns. Suck it, literally every other knight.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, May 30, 2024 9:10 AM

Destructive third-person action game Just Cause is getting made into a movie, produced by the men behind The Fall Guy and Nobody, according to the Hollywood Reporter. This isn't the first time the over-the-top explode 'em up has been in line to get the big screen treatment. Another version spent years in development hell until the rights lapsed. But it's been picked up again by Universal, who are no strangers to turning video games into box office burger bucks (they did The Super Mario Bros. Movie). So, it might result in an actual movie this time.

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Twinfinite Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:01 PM
If you like $70 roster updates, then you'll love this one.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 30, 2024 4:00 PM

Nazomonogatari is a Real Escape Game featuring Monogatari series heroines

Scrap revealed Nazomonogatari, a new escape room game that will have players solve riddles while interacting with the game's world and characters. Players will take the role of the series protagonist Araragi, who will also get to interact with heroines from Monogatari series entries like Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari. This game will be temporarily available online for a year from early June 2024.

Most of the prior escape room games based on franchises like Evangelion and Chainsaw Man were held at physical venues in Japan. Scrap will distinguish this game by making it available exclusively online.

People will be able to access it via the newest version of Google Chrome browser on PCs and mobile devices. The company added that it will not restrict internet access from outside Japan, although it will not provide customer support to those residing outside the country nor add more languages other than Japanese.

To gain access to the game, people will first have to pay 2,800 yen (~$18). Afterward, Scrap will send them the game's URL link. The company will also sell physical packages at varying prices.

The regular edition will cost 3,200 yen (~$20.40), and there will also be bonus editions with extra merchandise based on each of the five heroines—Hitagi, Nadeko, Mayoi, Suruga, and Tsubasa—for 7,000 yen (~$44.70) apiece. Scrap will also sell a complete physical package containing items from all heroines at 22,000 yen (~$140.40).

Nazomonogatari physical edition with bonus items from all five heroines
Image courtesy of Scrap

Scrap has also uploaded a commercial video for the game on its YouTube channel:

The collaborative escape room game Nazomonogatari will be available on Google Chrome browsers for PCs and mobile devices for a year from June 6, 2024, to June 5, 2025.

The post Nazomonogatari Real Escape Game Will Feature Series Heroines appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, May 30, 2024 3:30 PM

Square Enix Opens Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail Site

The dedicated Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail site is now open. While there isn't much new information present, it does offer quick insights into what to expect from the expansion ahead of its July 2024 debut.

As expected, the site offers insights into preparing for Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail. The free trial for the base game is advertised right away, so someone could sample the MMORPG and get started if they haven't experienced it before. There's also the link to the benchmark tool. (Note that the updated version of it isn't available as of 11:30am ET on May 30, 2024.) 

The other sections go into more details about the areas, elements, and encounters in the expansion. The World section establishes the Tural continent, which consists of Xak Tural and Yok Tural. It brings up how the region is home to the cities and places like Tuliyollal, Solution Nine, Urqopacha, Yak T'el, Kozama'uka, Shaaloani, and Heritage Found. That section also goes over enemies like Valigarmanda, Barreltender, and Eliminator, as well as races like the Pelupelu, Mamool Ja, Yok Huy, and Hanuhanu. The jobs area focuses on concept art, screenshots, and clips for the Viper and Pictomancer. Meanwhile, the female Hrothgar race and graphical update both ended up placed in Systems. 

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

The post Square Enix Opens Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail Site appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, May 30, 2024 3:00 PM

Tales of the world radiant mythology 3 opening

With Tales of the Rays's closure this year, there is now no way aside from replaying past games to recapture the spark of what made the Tales game series so special. The decline of the Tales series, even if we look past Bandai Namco's failings, has been a slow and steady death, and it desperately needs a hefty injection of new blood or something similar if the Tales series ever wants to restore its past glory.

Tales of series games game Idolmaster costumes Bandai Namco
Image via Bandai Namco

Bandai Namco has a problem. Fans of its many classic series and franchises—Digimon, Tales, Gundam, The Idolmaster, .hack, Klonoa, Katamari, Tekken, and more—might have differing opinions on this. The sheer number of fantastic series Bandai Namco has the rights to means the company can be spread thin. But the Tales decline has been happening for years now, with Rays serving as the final death knell.

As a child, I much preferred Tales over Square and Square Enix's Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest series. Perhaps it's the heavier focus on characters (due to mechanics like skits), or perhaps it's the linear battle system that felt more action-focused than the standard turn-based combat. Symphonia was my first Tales, but I didn't really enjoy what was going on (I played it fresh after beating Final Fantasy X the first time so the story felt like a poor rehash). So I popped in Rebirth and holy macaroni, it blew my socks off. It felt so different from anything other game to little Stephanie that I was hooked. I couldn't get enough of the characters or the battle system or the skits. I needed more.

tales of rebirth milhaust fight
Image via Bandai Namco

While things kind of took a turn from Xillia, you could always expect a few things from each Tales game. References to Bandai Namco's other properties like Pac-Man, skits featuring 2D anime sprites, a linear co-op capable battle system that introduces a new element with each title, synth in the soundtrack, morally gray villains, tropes that the story introduces straight but deconstructs in its storyline, a two-parter story... There are more but these are what I quickly think of when I try to imagine a Tales.

Now, I mentioned Xillia earlier and while I don't blame Xillia for everything that went wrong, it was the beginning of the Tales Dark Ages—an era I'm not sure we'll ever escape if even the bright ray of hope known as Berseria couldn't end it. Xillia's usage of both Inomata's and Fujishima's character designs was supposed to be special for the anniversary title. Then every title kept doing that. The storyline felt like the writers didn't get time to finish before they had to submit it. The Link System is fun in both theory and practice. But tying Mystic Artes to them takes away an important weapon in a character's arsenal in the coliseum's solo mode.

Tales of Xillia the beginning of when the game really became bad
Image via Bandai Namco

Even before Xillia though, fans were not happy with Baba-P. Granted, a lot of fans are even less happy with Tomizawa-P these days either. People complained about the vigilante storyline in Vesperia. I didn't see a lot of people complaining about Graces (outside of people who never played a Tales game with a CC battle system before; sorry, but the complaint of Judith in Vesperia "unlocking" aerial combat and the lack of it in Graces is just not valid, especially when Destiny Remake—which uses CC—was the first to make aerial combat a thing). But that's because no one really talked about Graces. These were small potatoes compared to the true final boss though: Zestiria. Coincidentally, just like how Xillia was an anniversary title, Zestiria was one too.

Disregarding from the horrible Alisha vs Rose discourse that plagued the fandom before launch, the game suffered from poor optimization. The camera was motion sickness galore thanks to fighting on the open world. The story felt like half the length of a normal Tales game. The shilling that might have ruined Yuri or Milla for some felt worse with Rose. I liked Rose. But even I was sick of how the narrative bends itself backwards to incorporate her and how special she is. It was the same issue with Milla. I kept waiting for backlash to her extremist ways beyond a few lines from Gilland and Alvin. But nope.

zestiria the x alisha
Screenshot via ufotable

It's such a shame that Zestiria's and Arise's terrible reputations have prevented people from playing Berseria! Berseria was so good! Bandai Namco was sitting on treasure, but I don't know if there's enough goodwill among the core fans to pick up a new Tales game at launch anymore. Maybe if Bandai Namco takes a leaf out of Berseria's book and makes something close to that again. Unfortunately, the game industry (outside of indie markets, maybe) is in quite a pickle right now. The development cycle for games is so long these days that a single flop can tank a studio. And even disregarding the current oversaturation of the game market, the target sales to satisfy higher-ups or break even just aren't feasible.

Perhaps in another world, if Tales of Crestoria had come out as a console game rather than a short-lived mobile game, the Tales studio would still be thriving. That Bandai Namco, infamous for its handling of mobile games, tried yet again with Luminaria is baffling. Unfortunately, it seems that in this timeline, there are no longer any tales that Bandai Namco wish to tell.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 30, 2024 2:30 PM

Evercade Alpha Tabletop Arcade Machines Can Use Cartridges

Blaze Entertainment announced its new Evercade Alpha tabletop arcade cabinets that both come with Capcom titles and use Evercade cartridges. The two launch models debut in November 2024 and will cost $249.99/£229.99/€249.99, though the pre-order price when orders open on June 4, 2024 will be $229.99/£199.99/€229.99.

Both of the Evercade Alpha cabinets are designed to sit on top of a table, and each one features six games built into it. The Street Fighter variant includes Street Fighter II Champion Edition, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo. The one billed as the Mega Man model comes with Carrier Air Wing, Final Fight, Knights of the Round, Mega Man: The Power Battle, Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters, and Strider. 

The cabinets have 8"IPS screens that support a 4:3 resolution. USB controllers are supported for two-player multiplayer. The marquee bar lights up, and the cabinets each come with three different ones that can be placed in. You can also use headphones with it. Not to mention, there is a slot for Evercade cartridges, so someone could play additional games.

Here's the launch trailer for the devices.

And here is the official art for each cabinet.

The Evercade Alpha cabinets will launch in November 2024, and those with Evercade cartridges can use them with the tabletop units.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 30, 2024 2:00 PM

Genshin Impact Clorinde

A slew of information for upcoming Genshin Impact character Clorinde appeared, including a new teaser trailer, voice artist announcement, and a moveset overview. Clorinde is expected to arrive in the game alongside Update 4.7 on June 5, 2024.

Clorinde is a sword-wielding, Electro-element character from the region of Fontaine, and she is voiced in English by Crystal Lee and by Ishikawa Yui in Japanese. As the teaser trailer shows, she acts as a duelist for the state in the event a defendant refuses the usual trial by court. It was also revealed that her birthday is September 20th, and her constellation is Rapperia.

Over on Twitter, HoYoverse also went over the moveset of Clorinde, which focuses on the use of the Bond of Life mechanic in Genshin Impact. Her skill allows her to enter the "Night Vigil" state wherein her basic attacks become ranged Pistolet shots that grant her Bond of Life, a status that absorbs an amount of healing received. Once in the state, her skill becomes a lunging sword strike that heals, thereby clearing some of that Bond. As her Pistolet shots are empowered at low Bond of Life levels, it seems like her playstyle will revolve around using her thrust attacks to keep it low and empower her shots.

You can watch the character teaser video "Clorinde: Final Failsafe" via Youtube below:

Genshin Impact also recently saw the launch of the Underwater Treasure Hunt online event, which allows players to earn loot simply by logging in. The game's flagship store on Taobao also recently began selling Genshin-themed pet hoods that look like creatures from the game.

Clorinde is set to become available when Version 4.7 of Genshin Impact launches on June 5, 2024. The game itself is readily available on PC, PS4, PS5, and mobile devices.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 30, 2024 1:30 PM

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Sale Appears Alongside Developer Video

Square Enix shared both a Final Fantasy VII Rebirth developer video offering insight from the team behind the trilogy, as well as a sale on the second entry in the FFVII saga on Amazon. The video spends an hour and a half talking about the game, while the temporary sale drops the price of a physical copy of the game from $69.99 to $54.99.

With the developer video, Directors Naoki Hamaguchi and Motomu Toriyama, Art Director Shintaro Takai, and Battle Director Teruki Endo all came together to discuss the game. Due to the length, Square Enix shared a directory going over different elements of the title, so people could potentially jump to sections they're most interested in. For example, Barret meeting Dyne again after the party visits the Gold Saucer for the first time comes up at about the 30 minute mark, while the group focused more about developing the Gold Saucer segments at about an hour into the presentation.

Here is the full video discussing the making of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.

As for the Amazon sale on Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, this discount covers the Amazon Edition of the FFVII title. This means that people also get a Dualsense controller skin for their PS5. While Amazon didn't share a picture of it, it noted the decoration features Cloud and Sephiroth.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is available on the PS5, and the exclusivity arrangement ended on May 29, 2024. Amazon and Square Enix didn't note how long the sale will last.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 30, 2024 1:00 PM

See the Persona 3 Reload Velvet Room DLC Costumes

Ahead of the Persona 3 Reload Velvet Room DLC costumes and BGM, Atlus shared a trailer going over the add-ons. The new items will all be available to buy on May 31, 2024.

All playable characters in Persona 3 Reload get costumes that resemble the ones worn by Velvet Room attendants Elizabeth and Theodore. As for the songs included, all of the BGM tracks are ones heard in Igor's parlor. 

This is the full list of music available in the add-on:

  • "Aria of the Soul (t.komine REMIX "AT 1st" P3D-EDIT ver)"
  • "Battle Hymn of the Soul (Daisuke Asakura Remix)"
  • "Battle Hymn of the Soul -USH ver-"
  • "Dance Hymn of the Soul (Disco in Velvet Room)"
  • "Electronica in Velvet Room (P4D ver)"

Here's the full trailer for the new Velvet Costume and BGM set:

It isn't uncommon for Atlus to offer us a peek at Persona 3 Reload DLC. We got to see the Persona 4 and Persona 5 add-ons in-game once their launch drew near. Though in that case, it was an opportunity to hear the BGM tracks in the song packs.

This means there's only one last piece of Persona 3 Reload DLC to appear, and that's Episode Aigis: The Answer. It is the additional expansion that brings in FES content from that enhanced PS2 release. That has a September 2024 launch window.

Persona 3 Reload is available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the Velvet Room DLC costumes and BGM add-on appears on May 31, 2024. The original game appeared on the PS2, while Persona 3 Portable appeared on the PSP, PC, Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:30 PM

Batman Ninja vs. Yakuza League

Warner Bros. Japan announced Batman Ninja vs. Yakuza League, a anime sequel to the 2018 animated movie that involved Batman characters like Robin and the Joker being transported to feudal Japan. More information is expected to be announced during an event at Anime Expo on June 4, 2024.

Details on the plot are currently thin, including whether the titular Yakuza League will be a feudal Japanese take on the Justice (or Injustice) League or another entity entirely. Director Junpei Mizusaki returns alongside writer Kazuki Nakashima, and Batman himself will again be voiced by Koichi Yamadera. More details about the Batman Ninja vs. Yakuza League movie are to be announced at a stage event at Anime Expo in Los Angeles at 2pm PST/5pm ET on June 4, 2024, which will also include information on the upcoming Suicide Squad Isekai anime series.

Back in March 2024, it was announced that the Suicide Squad Isekai theme would be performed by Hololive Vtuber Calliope Mori. Before that, Warner Bros. Japan released a trailer that focused on the characters of the Joker and Harley Quinn.

Batman Ninja vs. Yakuza League is in development, with more information to be revealed at Anime Expo on June 4, 2024, and the official website for the project is live.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:00 PM

The Tokyo Toshima Tokiwaso Manga Museum and Tokiwaso-dori Showa Retro Museum will host the Capcom vs Osamu Tezuka Characters: Tezuka Cap Fighting Universe 2 exhibition starting on July 20, 2024, and it will end on November 24, 2024. This special exhibit involves a collaboration between Osamu Tezuka's works and Capcom's characters. [Thanks, Comic Natalie!]

This exhibition is a reconstruction of the 2023 event held at the Osamu Tezuka Memorial Museum in Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture. It features a comprehensive timeline of Capcom's fighting games history, from Street Fighter to Street Fighter 6, alongside original drawings and materials from games like Vampire Hunter and Rival Schools: United by Fate.

New highlights of this exhibit include characters from Tezuka's works drawn by Capcom creators and Capcom characters illustrated by Tezuka Productions artists. The exhibit also showcases newly drawn main visuals and an array of new merchandise. The exhibition will be updated twice during its run time.

Attendees will receive one of ten types of can badges at random, and visitors to both the Toshima Manga Museum and the Showa Retro Museum on Tokiwaso-dori will receive a special holographic sticker. There are three different sticker designs available for each exhibition period.

This comes after past showcases and collaborations between Capcom and the mangaka's art. A crossover art book also appeared in Japan in the past.

Capcom Osamu Tezuka Characters -Tezuka Cap Fighting Universe 2- will be available at the Toshima Manga Museum and Tokiwaso-dori Showa Retro Museum in Tokyo starting on July 20, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 30, 2024 11:30 AM

New Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero Shows More Characters

The latest Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero trailer appeared ahead of Summer Game Fest 2024, and it once again focused on playable characters for the Budokai Tenkaichi game. While past installments could sometimes show variants of existing fighters, this one featured a few more original additions, Fusion characters, and a Summer Game Fest announcement.

Things start simply. We get to see Trunks face Caulifla. Then, Kale is up against Goten. It's after this that Fusion characters are revealed, and we watch Gotenks and Kefla fight. This is followed by Gogeta, Vegito, Fused Zamasu, and Vegito Blue appearances.

Here is the full May 2024 trailer for the new Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi game.

We've been gradually introduced to the Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero roster of characters via Bandai Namco's regular trailers. For example, Bandai Namco revealed the first 24 of them back in January 2024. 11 of the characters in that video were versions of Goku, while 13 were different Vegeta variants. Krillin, Piccolo, Tien, and Yamcha are also confirmed fighters. In March 2024, people like Burter, Dyspo, Jeice, Master Roshi Max Power, Nappa, Super Saiyan Broly Full Power, Super Saiyan Kale Berserk, Super Trunks, and Toppo appeared in another trailer.

Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero will come to the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 30, 2024 11:00 AM

Imperial SaGa Eclipse shutting down on Boxing Day 2024

Square Enix announced that it will end its services for Imperial SaGa Eclipse on December 26, 2024. The company also revealed plans to reduce the game's content and updates gradually. It had immediately disabled Premium Missions on the same day this announcement came out. Square Enix will then release the final story epilogue while disabling microtransactions for the premium Crown currency on June 27, 2024.

Eclipse appears as a sequel to Imperial SaGa. The SaGa subseries is particularly noted for its availability as free-to-play games on Japanese PC browser gaming platforms, such as DMM Games and Yahoo! Game.

Square Enix launched the original game in June 2015. The company then replaced it with Eclipse in October 2019. The sequel has yet to reach its fifth anniversary when Square Enix announced its closure.

This shutdown announcement also spells the end for the whole Imperial SaGa subseries, as Square Enix did not announce a new sequel in the making to replace Eclipse. However, the company has promised that it will preserve story content from the series by setting up an Imperial SaGa archive collection webpage after it has shut down the game.

Imperial SaGa Eclipse is available on PC browsers in Japan until December 26, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 30, 2024 10:30 AM

New SMT V Vengeance Trailer Shows Off Characters

The new SMT V Vengeance trailer is live and this time the focus is on characters who will appear in the route added in this game. "The Ultimate Beginning" includes a mixture of appearances from original allies and new antagonists, as well as potential spoilers for things to come.

Editor's Note: If you want to go into SMT V Vengeance completely unaware of plot points and characters, the new trailer features multiple spoilers.

Things begin with the Nahobino being confronted and assaulted by an enemy. From there, the perspective shifts to Tao, one of the major characters from the original game. The character explains she wants to help, and we see she is talking to the new heroine introduced in the SMT V Vengeance exclusive storyline. After that, the Nahobino meets with Nuwa and Shohei Yakumo, who both appeared in the initial storyline. It offers a hint at how this new route will change things and affect the world. Additional segments after that feature Ichiro Dazai and Hayao Koshimizu. 

Here is the full SMT V Vengeance "The Ultimate Beginning" trailer. The end of the video confirms pre-orders and launch copies come with a Steelbook case and 2 Sacred Treasures DLC.

Shin Megami Tensei V Vengeance will come to the PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on June 14, 2024. 

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Siliconera Thursday, May 30, 2024 10:00 AM

Kingdom Hearts merchandise campaign coming to Namco crane games

Bandai Namco revealed that it will offer new merchandise based on Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts series in its crane games for a limited time. People will be able to get the items at crane games in Namco amusement centers across Japan for a month starting from June 7, 2024.

Some of the entries will have a focus on the Organization XIII members. One of them will be a series of hanging mascots of Roxas, Xion, and Axel. However, they will have different designs from the plush dolls that Square Enix releases in not only Japan but also North America.

Here is the list of items that will appear for a limited time in Namco's crane games:

  • Hanging mascots of Roxas, Xion, and Axel
  • Multipurpose clear cases with acrylic charms based on five games (358/2 Days, Birth By Sleep, Dream Drop Distance, Kingdom Hearts Chi, and Kingdom Hearts 3)
  • Acrylic smartphone stands based on all original Organization XIII members (Xemnas, Xigbar, Xaldin, Vexen, Lexaeus, Zexion, Saix, Axel, Demyx, Luxord, Marluxia, Larxene, Roxas)

In addition, people can also contact the staff in Namco amusement centers to enter a bonus item campaign. By spending a total of 500 yen on eligible crane games, they can receive a random clear card containing a Kingdom Hearts game scene while stocks last.

Bonus Kingdom Hearts clear cards
Image via Namco

The Kingdom Hearts merchandise campaign will be available in Namco crane games across Japan for a month from June 7, 2024, to July 7, 2024.

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Siliconera Thursday, May 30, 2024 9:31 AM

The Legend of Heroes: Trails Through Daybreak Demo Debuts in June

NIS America and Nihon Falcom revealed that an English The Legend of Heroes: Trails Through Daybreak demo is set to debut on the PS4 and Switch on June 4, 2024. In addition, the opening movie with the theme song "Namonaki Akumu no Hate" is also online.

With the demo, people will be able to experience the early moments of the game. This means people will get to see Van Arkride start to head out on a job and get to meet and interact with some of his new allies. This will also be the sort of trial with a purpose. Once finished, your save data can carry over to the full game as well.

As for the opening movie, it shows all of the main characters of The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak. Each one is essentially in their "natural" habitat, so we get to see them in calmer times when they aren't fighting, before segments where they are called into action appears. The track "Namonaki Akumu no Hate," which is performed by Megumi Sasaka, plays the entire time.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak will come to the PS4, PS5, Switch, and PC on July 5, 2024, but people will be able to get the demo on the PS4 and Switch on June 4, 2024. 

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Siliconera Thursday, May 30, 2024 9:00 AM

Interview: Nerissa Ravencroft Talks About Her Music and Love for Hololive

All of the hololive Advent Vtubers are about to hit a big milestone. In July 2024, they'll all have been with the company for a full year. In addition to talking to Shiori Novella and Koseki Bijou, Siliconera spoke with Nerissa Ravencroft about her time in hololive and affection for it, as well as her musical aspirations.

Jenni Lada: Now that you've been with hololive for a few months, how are you feeling? Is being a part of Advent what you expected it to be?

Nerissa Ravencroft:I love hololive, so the fact I'm here is still a blessing to me everyday. I get to wake up and do something I love everyday, so it makes me really, really happy. As for Advent, I truly know I've made some life-long friends in this group of amazing girls, so having them here with me every step of our journeys is a really exciting experience!

You're known for your love, respect, and appreciation for your coworkers. Who haven't you gotten to collaborate with yet or meet that you'd love to work with on a stream?

Nerissa Ravencroft: I haven't really gotten to collab with a lot of JP senpai, so I'd be really happy to work together more all of them! Specifically, I'd really love to collab with (Houshou) Marine-senchou-senpai and (Oozora) Subaru-senpai. I've been able to collab with (Hakui) Koyori-senpai before, but I'd also love to get closer to her! (Tokoyami) Towa-senpai was also really kind, so I'd like to collaborate and become better friends.

You've become quite well known for your song covers. What does the process look like for preparing them? How do you determine what you would like to work on, and about how long does it take to present one?

Nerissa Ravencroft: Honestly, singing is my greatest passion. With it being a passion, I really want to do covers of songs I'm passionate about, rather than singing it because it is popular. Usually, I need to find a song I love and, I'd I'm writing English lyrics, I need to find some inspiration! Then, after recording is done, it's all about finding someone to do the instrumental, mixing, art, and music video. This process can be really fast, but it can also take up to 2 months depending on how fast everything gets turned in!

Whose music would you love to cover going forward?

Nerissa Ravencroft: I've already gotten to sing a lot of songs I love by producers I love (Kikuo, Pinocchio-P, Deco*27), but I haven't really gotten to sing anything by Giga yet. I've been a fan for a long time, so I'd love to cover one of his songs!

How would you feel about potentially getting to release your own EP or LP album?

Nerissa Ravencroft: As if now, I've released my first every original sing, "Say My Name!" My goal eventually is to release a full album, so I hope I have the opportunity to someday.

Your family and their appearances have become a fairly regular fixture on your channel. How did it come up that they would join you? Did you experience any issues with them getting to also appear? And how do they feel about their designs that you came up with?

Nerissa Ravencroft: My family is a really big part of my life, but I didn't really expect them to be apart of my content at first. But, because we are close, I can't really help but want to show them off a bit~ regarding their designs, I actually really love doing character design stuff! So it was really fun ti draw them, and then to see so much of the community bring them to life in drawings!

What would you most like to achieve leading up to your first anniversary with Hololive?

Nerissa Ravencroft: One of my big goals was to release my first original song before my anniversary. Since Ive successfully done so,, I guess I hope I can reach 700,000 before my anniversary! 

You can follow Nerissa Ravencroft on social mediaand catch her streams on her YouTube channel.

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