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GamersHeroes Monday, June 10, 2024 5:15 PM

During today's Ubisoft Forward 2024 showcase, a new trailer for Assassin's Creed Shadows made an appearance that provided more than 12 minutes of new gameplay footage.

The post Assassin's Creed Shadows Extended Gameplay Walkthrough Released appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Monday, June 10, 2024 4:57 PM

Making its debut during the Ubisoft Forward 2024 showcase earlier today, the team behind Star Wars Outlaws released a new showcase for the open world adventure.

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GamersHeroes Monday, June 10, 2024 3:20 PM

To coincide with its new Steam Next Fest demo, the team at 11 bit studios has released a new gameplay trailer for The Alters.

The post The Alters New Gameplay Trailer Released appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Monday, June 10, 2024 2:38 PM

Announced during yesterday's PC Gaming Show, developer Matt Dabrowski and publisher tinyBuild will open their chemistry set of carnage when Streets of Rogue 2 enters Steam Early Access for PC on August 14.

The post Streets of Rogue 2 Entering Early Access August 14 appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Monday, June 10, 2024 2:02 PM

Inspired by custom Starcraft and Warcraft maps, onewinter games announced that a playable demo of its tower defense roguelite Terrorformer TD has been featured in Steam Next Fest from now until June 17.

The post Tower Defense Roguelite Terrorformer TD Part of Steam Next Fest appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Monday, June 10, 2024 2:01 PM

A hand-drawn 2.5D action platformer inspired by Japanese folklore, Humble Games and Squid Shock Studios have released a new trailer for Bō: Path of the Teal Lotus' Steam Next Fest demo.

The post Bō: Path of the Teal Lotus Steam Next Fest Preview Trailer Released appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Monday, June 10, 2024 2:00 PM

Discover how players will be able to run, jump, sneak, and hack their way to the heart of Atari and WayForward's Yars Rising with the latest gameplay trailer for the game.

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GamersHeroes Monday, June 10, 2024 11:30 AM

Inspired by legends such as Lords of Thunder, Elemental Master, and Thunder Force 3 & 4, Mega Cat Studios has announced their pixel fever dream shmup ZPF for the SEGA Genesis/SEGA Mega Drive.

The post SEGA Genesis Shmup ZPF Kickstarter Launching July 1 appeared first on GamersHeroes.

Kotaku Monday, June 10, 2024 5:22 PM

The "one more thing" at the Xbox showcase during Summer Game Fest was a reveal trailer for Gears of War: E-Day, a prequel to the original Gears trilogy starring everyone's favorite bros, Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago. Naturally, Gears fans (myself included) were very excited at the reveal, though it's not clear…


Kotaku Monday, June 10, 2024 4:35 PM

One of the main attractions during the June 10 Ubisoft Forward was a proper look atAssassin's Creed Shadows gameplay. After a couple of story trailers earlier this year, we got a deep dive into how the game, set in feudal Japan, will play (we also got a chance to this gameplay in-person at Summer Game Fest). It was…


Kotaku Monday, June 10, 2024 4:31 PM

BioWare changed Dragon Age: Dreadwolf's title to Dragon Age: The Veilguard to better represent its story. This new name refers to your party as a whole, and the characters who make it up were the stars of the new cinematic trailer the studio showed off at the Xbox Games Showcase. But if you're a Dragon Age diehard,…


Kotaku Monday, June 10, 2024 3:37 PM

During today's Ubisoft Summer Game Fest showcase, the publisher took a moment to acknowledge that, yes, its long-in-development and oft-delayed Prince of Persia: Sands of Time remake is still being made. But if you wanted to play it soon...bad news. It won't be out until sometime in 2026.


Kotaku Monday, June 10, 2024 2:10 PM

Xbox just had one of its best showcases in years and hot off the heels of that big event, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer sat down with IGN to chat more about some of the games the company revealed, as well as the current health of Xbox, Game Pass, and the closure of studios like Tango Gameworks.


Kotaku Monday, June 10, 2024 2:00 PM

Destiny 2's Light and Darkness saga has come to an end. Players are jumping into the raid, beating the Witness, and finishing the final mission of The Final Shape, closing the book on years of storytelling. But as one book closes, another opens, and Bungie has taken this opportunity to be refreshingly honest and…


Kotaku Monday, June 10, 2024 1:35 PM

Steam Next Fest, which kicked off in 2021 as the successor to the Steam Game Festival, remains one of the best ways to see what good games are on the horizon. The event, which runs several times a year, acts as a hub for in-development titles to offer demos. We've been through the latest batch to highlight some of the…


Kotaku Monday, June 10, 2024 1:25 PM

2005's Shadow the Hedgehog game is a fever dream to look back on because of its dark tone, a striking departure from Sonic series norms. It included swearing in its dialogue, had its titular antihero use vehicles when it would have been faster to run, and most infamously had him using firearms to take out baddies (and…


Kotaku Monday, June 10, 2024 12:11 PM

Suicide Squad is currently in the midst of its first post-launch season starring the Joker, and while player numbers for the loot shooter have failed to materialize, the game will still deliver its promised year-one roadmap, publisher Warner Bros. confirms. That means that it won't pull a full Anthem and completely…


Kotaku Monday, June 10, 2024 11:28 AM

One of the cool surprise announcements from this year's June Xbox Showcase was Life Is Strange: Double Exposure. The latest entry in the supernatural adventure series will return to original protagonist Max Caulfield as she solves the murder of her friend by jumping between alternate timelines. While that's an…


Kotaku Monday, June 10, 2024 10:20 AM

One of the many amazing games shown off during the 2024 Xbox Showcase on June 9 was the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 3 remake. Officially titled Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater, the new trailer gave us a fresh look at the gorgeous updated graphics for the 20-year-old game. In tandem, Konami also updated the game's…


PCGamesN Monday, June 10, 2024 4:36 PM
     Legendary strategy city builder series heads back to the Roman Empire

There have been rumors for a long time about precisely where the Anno series will go next. A fan-favorite destination ripe for speculation has always been the Roman Empire, and finally it's happening. Anno 117: Pax Romana is sending strategy players back to the second century, and even though there's not much announced yet there's still plenty to be excited about.

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PCGamesN Monday, June 10, 2024 2:32 PM
     Call of Duty Black Ops 6 team wants to fix that terrible CoD launcher

The CoD HQ launcher has to be one of the least popular additions the series has received in recent years. The act of launching, and relaunching, just to get to the game you want to play instead of the game the app has decided you should play is torturous. Thankfully, there may be change on the horizon, as the Call of Duty Black Ops 6 developer is looking to get it behaving a little better.

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PCGamesN Monday, June 10, 2024 1:19 PM
     New Starfield paid quest causes considerable community backlash

Few games make themselves as hard to love as Starfield. I say that as someone who's sunk tons of hours into it - and continues to do so. Maybe it's masochism, maybe it's just a love for the kind of RPG Bethesda makes, but there's something about Starfield which draws me back time and time again. There's plenty of others like me out there too, but a recent addition has proved extremely controversial with the already badly bruised community.

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PCGamesN Monday, June 10, 2024 1:01 PM
     Nine essential Steam Next Fest demos to play before they're gone

Steam Next Fest is upon us once again, and a delectable candy shop bursting with game demos is now open. As always, there are myriad demos to taste and not enough time to try them all, so I got a bit of a head start to help you choose only the most promising picks.

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PCGamesN Monday, June 10, 2024 12:44 PM
     Get six of the best FPS games of all time for less than $10

Even if you grew up a Sony Pony like I did, it's hard to deny the impact the Halo series had on modern gaming. I was always jealous of my friends with their sleek Xbox 360 dashboard and the endless fun they had in Halo 3 lobbies. Well, now I and many others who may have missed out on some of the best shooters ever made can pick up the entire Halo: The Master Chief Collection for under $10 thanks to a huge Steam sale.

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PCGamesN Monday, June 10, 2024 12:34 PM
     AMD's new Ryzen 5 9600X CPU just got benchmarked in this leak

It looks as though Zen 5 CPUs are already appearing in the wild, and a new AMD Ryzen 5 9600X engineering sample has reportedly just been put through its paces in a couple of benchmarks, including CPU-Z and AIDA64. The results appear to back up claims made by AMD when it first announced the new Ryzen 9000 series at Computex, as well as revealing some of the specs.

The new CPUs are scheduled to be released in July 2024, with Ryzen 9000 X3D CPUs reportedly coming a few months later, and we're expecting them to make a big splash on our best gaming CPU guide when they're finally unleashed. In this case, a six-core Granite Ridge AMD Ryzen CPU is shown in comparison to a Ryzen 5 7600X, showing a near doubling of the cache performance.

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PCGamesN Monday, June 10, 2024 1:57 PM
     New puzzle game is unlike any other, and the Steam demo is live now

Blue Prince is a masterpiece. I could just leave it there and this could be a very short preview. After all, it's hard to pin down exactly why Blue Prince is so wonderful. It's hard to pin down what Blue Prince even is, but I can guarantee it's unlike anything you've ever played and you won't want to put it down. You've read about it? Cool. Watched the trailer? Good for you. Forget everything you think you know. Blue Prince needs to be played.

PCGamesN Monday, June 10, 2024 1:56 PM
     Senua's Saga Hellblade 2 guide

When is the Hellblade 2 release date? After several years of development, Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 is here. If you've always wanted to fight giants in ninth-century Iceland, and you don't mind some side commentary from the Fury voices in your head, then you might want to read on.

Senua's Saga Hellblade 2 is a sequel to Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, a story game released in 2017. Developed by Ninja Theory, it follows the titular hero, a Pict warrior named Senua, who has psychosis and separate personal trauma. If you want to learn more about this brave warrior's next adventure, this is Hellblade 2.

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PCGamesN Monday, June 10, 2024 11:53 AM
     Grab Thief's greatest successor for just $2 before it's even out

Like Summer Game Fest, the Future Games Show delivered lots of tantalizing trailers for the likes of Goat Simulator 3's new DLC and Warhammer 40k Space Marine 2. To keep you occupied while you eagerly await their release, Humble has launched the Future Games Show Summer Showcase Discovery bundle, which features seven great games at an 89% discount, including Thief successor Gloomwood and the excellent En Garde.

PCGamesN Monday, June 10, 2024 11:52 AM
     Fallout inspired survivalist city builder launches first big demo

The world of Fallout may be mostly barren wasteland, but there are nevertheless settlements that managed to survive against the odds. From what small seeds did they grow? Post-apocalyptic survival city builder Endzone 2 answers that question, letting you create multiple settlements after a nuclear apocalypse leaves most of the world uninhabitable. A would-be rival to the likes of Cities Skylines 2 and Frostpunk, you can try out the game's first-ever demo now.

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PCGamesN Monday, June 10, 2024 10:57 AM
     Acer Predator GM712 Projector review

The Acer Predator GM712 is a confusing product to shop for. At the time of writing, there are two GM712s - the slightly cheaper MR.JUX11.001 and the pricier, newer MR.JUX11.002 I'm testing in this review. The main difference is that the 002 offers variable refresh rate (VRR) which I'll get onto below.

These two models are still available at retail stores simultaneously, and though the 02 is likely to replace the 01 entirely once stock runs out, the two products fall into different classes because of their prices. That's a shame because the GM712 in its 01 configuration is spot on.

At under $1,000/£1,000, 4K with a 60 Hz refresh rate, fantastic color reproduction, and low latencies make it an incredibly appealing pick - easily one of the best gaming projectors. Especially for a pricing bracket that sorely needs some decent 4K gaming projector love. But what of the new GM712? Is it improved? I've tried it for gaming and streaming to find out.

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PCGamesN Monday, June 10, 2024 10:50 AM
     Dark and Darker Steam reviews sink as Ironmace issues new statement

Since it disappeared from Valve's platform in 2023, players have been eagerly awaiting the Dark and Darker Steam relaunch. As of Friday June 7, Dark and Darker is back not just on Steam, but the Epic Games Store as well, freeing the RPG from the dedicated Ironmace launcher which had previously been its only home. As part of the comeback, certain sections and components of Dark and Darker are currently free to access, but despite Ironmace's original intentions, players on Steam are sharing criticisms regarding the game's new free-to-sample model. In response, Ironmace says it has "failed" in anticipating players' expectations.

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PCGamesN Monday, June 10, 2024 10:33 AM
     The 115 best Fortnite skins

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

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

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PCGamesN Monday, June 10, 2024 10:09 AM
     Fable 4 release date estimate, trailers, and latest news

When is the Fable 4 release date? The next instalment in the Fable series was finally revealed at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase back in 2020, and details about the long-awaited sequel have been thin on the ground following that announcement. But don't despair, young chicken chaser - we do have some news that we can share ahead of the Fable 4 release date.

For one thing, we know Fable 4 is currently being developed by Playground Games, the studio behind the Forza Horizon series. We also know that it won't be called Fable 4 at all. Join us while we dig through all the latest news and juicy trailer details to find out exactly what we can expect from the whimsical action-adventure game once it finally arrives.

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PCGamesN Monday, June 10, 2024 10:00 AM
     The coolant in this Lian Li water-cooled gaming PC looks radioactive

Looking like it came from the set of The Toxic Avenger, this Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic PC build has coolant that looks positively radioactive. PC builder Ryan Davidson wanted to build a water-cooled gaming PC with clean straight lines and a toxic appearance - something he appropriately calls Acid Rain.

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 Ryan about how he built this toxic-looking green water-cooled PC build.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, June 10, 2024 5:18 PM

It's been almost a decade since Rebel Galaxy ably picked up the sci-fi trading and exploration mantle handed down by Freelancer, but it looks like a successor to the serene galaxy-venturing vibes of both is finally upon us. Star Trucker is exactly what it sounds like, transplanting the chill A-to-Z courier journeys of Euro Truck Simulator to the interplanetary, uh, roads of space. It's out this September, and it looks wonderful.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, June 10, 2024 4:50 PM

For me, sandbox games are never better when there's an inherent chaos about to erupt at any given second. In a literal sandbox that might be anything from a kid burying a freshly-laid turd like a mischievous cat ready to be stepped on by an unsuspecting trespasser, gathering handfuls of grit to lob in a another kids' eyes or swallowing a bunch of sand (hopefully turd-free) in pursuit of alchemising diamonds in their stomach. There don't seem to be turds of any kind in upcoming sandbox RPG Streets of Fortuna, but that's about the only thing that this ambitious "megasim" appears to be missing in its sprawling go-anywhere, do-anything open world.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, June 10, 2024 4:30 PM

I've been trying to figure out what "scoundrelly" means in a videogame context. Whatever it means, Han Solo homage Star Wars Outlaws ain't it. Here are some basically non-scoundrelly, very Ubisofty things I did during my 60 minute with Massive Entertainment's open world adaptation at Summer Game Fest this week: climbed around rectangular arrangements of yellow handholds. Shot at baddies over rectangular cover layouts. Collected 7/10 pieces of scrap with some Star Wars flavour text that unlocked an item recipe of some kind. Deployed my chibi Chewbacca sidekick Nix to distract Imperials with cute wiggles and belly boops so I could sneak behind them. Got discovered sneaking behind them and murdered them all before one could run to a terminal and summon reinforcements. OK, maybe that last one is getting there.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, June 10, 2024 4:07 PM

It's been five years since Anno 1800, but we've finally seen what's next for Ubisoft's history-hopping city-building series. Anno 117: Pax Romana will be the earliest period for the franchise yet, travelling back to the time of a peaceful Ancient Rome. After the biggest gap between Anno games yet, we at least won't have to wait too long for the newly revealed entry: it's out next year.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, June 10, 2024 4:00 PM

Assassin's Creed has been threatening to go to Japan for so long that I think the idea has lost its thunder, but I'll admit to a squee of enthusiasm, during our first look at Assassin's Creed Shadows, when deuteragonist Naoe grappled onto the ceiling to allow a castle guard to pass innocently beneath. I was similarly tickled by the sight of her breathing through a bamboo pipe while swimming underwater, and I emitted a gentle hum of approval, like a smartphone switching on for the very first time, when she impaled a silhouette through a paper door. Respectable shinobing, for sure. Papa Tenchu would be proud.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, June 10, 2024 3:45 PM

Ubisoft's remake of time-rewinding Prince of Persia classic The Sands of Time has finally reappeared to tease - with the emphasis on tease - a release not this year, not next year, but in 2026.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, June 10, 2024 3:45 PM

It's a good thing I'm a big fan of Prince Of Persia: The Lost Crown, because it's only that underyling fandom that's making me write this post about the upcoming story DLC. The tease during this evening's Ubisoft Forward did nothing for me, other than confirm a name, Mask Of Darkness, and a release window in September.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Monday, June 10, 2024 10:23 AM

How do you like your coffee? For those who answer: "served by a barista with ten arms wearing a mask adorned with intense scarlet lipstick", you are in luck. The multi-limbed coffee shop owner of Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn is, indeed, a reassuring sight, since they are the ones who sell the player fashionable jackets and trousers to wear while you axe enemy heads to bloody fragments. In this soon-to-sally-forth soulslike from the makers of Ashen, the creature design is a highlight. Whether it's a good souls 'em up remains to be seen. I've only played a couple of hours in the Steam Next Fest demo. But I want to make clear that, among the reservations I've collected on my murder jaunt, nothing will diminish the espresso-pumping hand-haver of the game's first café.

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Twinfinite Monday, June 10, 2024 11:35 AM
Picture Perfect?

Twinfinite Monday, June 10, 2024 10:50 AM
Is the conclusion to the Light and Darkness saga everything we'd hoped for?

Siliconera Monday, June 10, 2024 6:00 PM

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater Collector's Edition Has Terrarium

Konami revealed the Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater Collector's Edition, and it actually allows someone to bring Snake home in a small terrarium. Pre-orders opened on June 10, 2024.

The standard copies of Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater are $69.99, while the Collector's Edition is $199.99. There are five major bonuses, in addition to a PS5 or Xbox Series X copy of the game. To start, there are fox and Halo Jump patches. Both feature iconography from the game. People also get Snake's ID card lanyard. It makes it look like he's a scientist heading into Groznyj Grad Northeast. The aforementioned terrarium has him beside a tree, attempting to get his backpack down from a branch. Finally, there's a metal case to hold someone's copy of the game.

Here's how all that looks:

Konami also noted there will be a Tactical Edition for people to potentially pick up. That includes digital bonuses and the game. There's no price set for it yet.

Since Summer Game Fest 2024, Konami revealed a number of details about the game. For example, we learned more about the camera system. There was also a new gameplay trailer that let us see more of Snake.

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater will come to the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2024. 

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Siliconera Monday, June 10, 2024 5:00 PM

Xbox Games Showcase Perfect Dark

The June 2024 Xbox Games Showcase featured an impressive array of announcements for new games, and was arguably one of the best presentations of the entire Summer Game Fest season. However, it did show that Microsoft has yet to shake their biggest problem; the company loves announcing games more than releasing them.

I do think that Microsoft held an impressive Xbox Games showcase. More modern DOOM is a good thing. A new Perfect Dark is exciting for someone like me who spent hours on the N64 original. And the Indiana Jones fanboy in me is foaming at the mouth over The Great Circle. And then there are games like Avowed, Gears of War: E-Day and Fable, all of which are highly anticipated by fans of those franchises or developers. I can't think of anything that landed poorly.

But here's the problem. None of the games I just mentioned came with release dates. The showcase was a sea of generic 2025 launches, if a release window was provided at all. Indiana Jones and Avowed bucked the trend, but even then, both of those games just listed 2024 as the release window. They are both inevitably going to be big hitters for Microsoft, but they don't seem certain about where in the next six months they will appear.

Image via Microsoft

This is a trend for Microsoft. The company loves to release big blowout summer Xbox showcases full of impressive game announcements, all with vague release dates. However, watching several of them in a row, you start to notice the problem. This year's selection of games looks a lot like last year's. Avowed, Fable and South of Midnight were all major titles that got a focus in 2023, and here they are again, still unclear when they will release. In Fable's case, each time it appears we seem to be learning more about which British comic actors are joining the cast than how the game actually plays.

Those aren't the only games that returned in a similar manner. The latest showcase was the first time State of Decay 3 had been heard about since its original reveal four years ago. Perfect Dark was announced around the same time, although the only news that's emerged since has been rumors of a troubled development. And despite the four years that have passed, their return at the recent showcase didn't even feature a vague release window.

This is why it's hard to get too excited about what Microsoft presented in this showcase. Everything looked impressive but the whole time I was questioning when anyone would get to play anything on show. Will it be another four years until we hear about Perfect Dark again? Will Avowed and Indiana Jones quietly slip into 2025? It's all far too vague.

Image via Microsoft

Microsoft's first party Xbox lineup has been a problem for a while. 2023 would have been a quiet year were it not for Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda, who provided three of the four major releases, all in development before Microsoft entered the picture. Meanwhile the 2022 first-party lineup was almost exclusively Pentiment, a side project from Obsidian that reviewed well, but was hardly the kind of game to carry a major first-party lineup. For a company that's been steadily buying up the entire industry, it's odd to see how few games they release.

It's something Microsoft needs to address. Xbox Game Pass subscriptions are slowing down, console sales are trailing behind Sony at a rate of 5:1, and the higher-ups within Microsoft are starting to ask when that Activision purchase is going to start generating money instead of losing it.

Perhaps the problem is exacerbated by the parade of layoffs and studio closures Microsoft have been indulging in lately. Hi-Fi Rush was an exciting prospect at its shadow drop! The unceremonious closure of Tango that followed raises questions about who's next.

Sure, South of Midnight looks interesting, but can we guarantee that Compulsion won't be shuttered at a later date just because it's unlikely to sell millions of copies? Perfect Dark has been a hefty project and I'm concerned that expectations for it might be higher than The Initiative can deliver. None of these studios feel safe right now, so the entire showcase had a specter hanging over it. Sure, the games look cool, but even when they eventually release, will the people who made them get to do more later? Right now the answer feels like no.

Image via Microsoft

The latest Xbox Games Showcase was great on the surface but underneath, it's representative of a lot of Microsoft's current troubles. A lot of promises but very little delivery. Cool ideas that may or may not get to live up to their potential. And a vagueness and lack of consistent release strategy that feels out of place for a company with as many resources as Microsoft.

The June 2024 Xbox Games Showcase was fun, and I do enjoy a good flashy trailer done well. But if those flashy trailers don't then become real games we can play with our own hands, what's the point?

The post The Xbox Games Showcase Was Great, If We Ever Get to Play the Games appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Monday, June 10, 2024 4:30 PM

Animal Crossing- New Horizons Aquarium Event Tour Includes 7 Stops

Nintendo announced its Animal Crossing: New Horizon aquarium event is growing, with a tour that will take place in seven cities in the United States. Things will start again on June 14, 2024, as that is when the first exhibit will open at Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

This tour will involve activities and highlights along the lines of past ones around the world. There will be photo ops and character standees appearing. Different fish and creatures on display will have notes from Blathers adjacent to their tanks. People may occasionally appear dressed as Isabelle, KK Slider, and Tom Nook. People who have My Nintendo accounts also can get 100 Platinum Points for visiting.

Here is the full list of Animal Crossing: New Horizons Aquarium Tour event dates:

  • June 14, 2024 to August 11, 2024: Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • June 21, 2024 to September 14, 2024: Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans, Louisiana 
  • August 1, 2024 to September 26, 2024: Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia
  • August 26, 2024 to October 20, 2024: Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon
  • September 21, 2024 to December 14, 2024: New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts
  • October 4, 2024 to November 17, 2024: SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium in Tempe, Arizona
  • December 21, 2024 to February 28, 2025: Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tennessee

There have been multiple Animal Crossing aquarium events prior to this one. For example, two in Japan did. The Umigatari Joetsu and Sendai Umino-Mori ones, and so did the Seattle Aquarium in Washington.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available for the Nintendo Switch. 

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Siliconera Monday, June 10, 2024 4:00 PM

Gundam Witch From Mercury Ichiban Kuji volume 3

Bandai Spirits revealed that it will launch the third batch of the Ichiban Kuji lottery featuring Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury in October 2024, and this lottery will feature new figures of the title's main characters Suletta Mercury and Miorine Rembran as available prizes.

The full prize list for the upcoming lottery is as follows:

  • A Prize: Figure set of Suletta and Miorine
  • B Prize: Visual stand of the 24th episode end card
  • C Prize: Visual stand of the final episode commemoration illustration
  • D Prize: Chokonokko chibi figures of Suletta and Miorine
  • E Prize: Acrylic stands
  • F Prize: Clear files and stickers
  • Last Prize: Alternate version of Suletta and Miorine's A prize figure set

However, Bandai Spirits has so far only shared sample images for three of the prizes, and they are all Gundam: The Witch from Mercury figures. The company will publish images for the remaining items at a later time.

Suletta Mercury and Miorine Rembran have been receiving a lot of merchandise as the main characters of The Witch From Mercury. Earlier in May 2024, Megahouse released two palm-sized figures modeled after the same characters.

The third volume of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Ichiban Kuji lottery will launch in late October 2024. A ticket for this lottery will cost 790 yen (~$5). The anime is streaming on Crunchyroll.

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Siliconera Monday, June 10, 2024 3:30 PM

Honkai: Star Rail Apocalyptic Shadow and Divergent Universe Early Access Detailed

HoYoVerse offered more details about the Honkai: Star Rail Apocalyptic Shadow and Divergent Universe early access that will be present after the 2.3 update. The short of it is, after the new version arrives, people at Trailblaze Level 21 or higher can immediately access certain modes they normally would need to unlock via other means.

This is due to Finality's Vision. It can be found in the Travel Log. Once you go there, a Honkai: Star Rail player who meets the Trailblaze Level minimum can head into the Divergent Universe Simulated Universe mode or take part in the new Apocalyptic Shadow feature. 

Both of these new elements are going to be new to the 2.3 update. Divergent Universe is a Simulated Universe mode not unlike the Swarm Disaster or Gold and Gears ones currently present in Honkai: Star Rail. Meanwhile, Apocalytic Shadow is a different mode that is along the same lines as Memory of Chaos and Pure Fiction. Like those two, it will have rotating phases with new challenges. The first is confirmed to last for six weeks.

Honkai: Star Rail is available for the PS5, PC, and mobile devices, and the 2.3 update appears on June 19, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, June 10, 2024 3:00 PM

I Worry About the Future of the Gears of War After E-Day

Now, when I talk about "the future" of the Gears of War series, I don't necessarily mean the newly announced Gears of War: E-Day game. Going back in time to seeing the world of Sera in peace and witnessing young Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago become friends through the crucible of a new war against an incomprehensible enemy sounds fascinating, and I totally understand why The Coalition took this opportunity. However, I worry about about the future of the series when we eventually get to continue the plot threads left hanging in Gears 5.

In a recent interview with The Coalition, the developers reassured fans of the series that they are "not retreating" from the storylines that started in the series games Gears of War 4 and continued in Gears 5. While this can sound comforting, I can't help but think that it will be a really long time until we see or even hear about a hypothetical Gears of War 6. When you consider how long video games take to develop and how expensive they are nowadays, I fear we might not see a resolution to the events and cliffhangers left in Gears 5, at least not in the way fans expect. The latest game in the Gears franchise shipped in September 2019, almost 5 years ago. With no announced date for Gears of War: E-Day, it could take a while for this new title to appear.

If things go swimmingly for The Coalition, a direct continuation of Gears 5 could take another four to five years to get greenlit and released. Unless the team is magically working on two titles at the same time (something which could be catastrophic when taking in account the massive financial risk), we could be talking about a direct sequel appearing sometime around 2030. That would be well over a decade after Gears 5. Of course, this is all hypothetical. But no matter the result, by the time we get to experience a direct sequel, it will have been way too long for audiences to keep the same level of interest than they had when the game originally came out.

Don't get me wrong, I am actually very excited to experience Gears of War: E-Day. I completely understand the allure of going back to the very origin of the series. Showing the overwhelming and terrifying threat of the Locust Horde in its heyday, when humanity had no tools to fight back against a never-before-seen enemy, is promising. I can't help but imagine how different it would be to play this game, compared to the action-focused romps of the original trilogy. The idea of combat encounters being more threatening than ever before for the series, a lower number of Locust drones feeling overpowering, compared to the hordes of enemies Marcus and the COG mowed down in the original trilogy could truly breathe new life into the franchise.

Of course, I'm not expecting the game to completely change genres into survival horror, although I wouldn't really mind it, but I keep wondering what new ideas this new scenario could bring. Seeing Marcus and Dom fight a single enemy in the reveal trailer and barely survive the encounter really fascinates me. From a narrative standpoint, seeing their relationship flourish in real time after both experienced unspeakable loss sounds right up my alley. Even seeing the creation of the iconic Lancer or Hammer of Dawn, among other memorable tools in the franchise, to successfully face the Locust excites me. But there's only so much The Coalition can do before they run out of material to cover for this prequel.

Once all it's said and done, I just can't imagine the future of the Gears of War franchise after E-Day. Once it's time to go back to the present, there will be a whole new generation of players to bring into the fold. Maybe revisiting the past with E-Day, and with the release of the rumored remaster of the original Gears of War trilogy, could bring a renewed interest into the franchise for old and new audiences alike. But that's hedging on too many bets at that point. And even if we end up seeing a continuation of the story of Gears 5, by that point it will be a completely different story from the one that started all the way back in 2016 with Gears of War 4.

The long development cycles, hyperinflated budgets, expectations for triple-A games, and constant layoffs are keeping the industry stagnant. Taking any type of risk is untenable for big name developers. That's why remakes, remasters, and looking at the past of once-popular series is safer and easier. There's no window for risk or experimentation in the triple-A market. And I worry that, with how long it takes to ship a game nowadays, the Gears of War franchise might not have much of a future after this detour to its past with E-Day.

Gears of War: E-Day is currently in development for the Xbox Series X and PC via Steam. There is no announced release date for the game yet.

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Siliconera Monday, June 10, 2024 2:30 PM

Raditz in Dragon Ball Sparking Zero which is confirmed getting Japanese PC release simultaneously worldwide

Bandai Namco has announced the Japanese release dates for Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero. The game will appear in the country on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on October 10, 2024—a day earlier than the global release date announced at Summer Game Fest. However, the company also newly confirmed that Japanese PC players will be able to get Sparking Zero via Steam on October 11, 2024.

The latter revelation is massive in Japan because it marks a shift in Bandai Namco's policy of determining the release platforms for its games in the country. PC players in Japan have long criticized Bandai Namco and other prominent Japanese game companies for omitting PC releases of their games in their own country, even when the games are readily available to the rest of the world. This phenomenon is also known as "OmaKuni," which is short for "We are not selling this in your country."

In recent months, Bandai Namco has been taking steps to fix that discrepancy. In May 2024, it just made the Steam releases of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, FighterZ, and Xenoverse 2 available for purchase in Japan. While Sparking Zero will be available to Japanese PC players simultaneously with the rest of the world, the above games used to be unavailable in the country for a long time. However, not all Dragon Ball games on Steam have been made available, as Japanese players still cannot access the first Xenoverse and Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission as of June 2024.

Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero will appear first in Japan on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on October 10, 2024. The global release date that includes the PC version will fall on October 11, 2024. The latter release on Steam will also be available in Japan on the same day.

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Siliconera Monday, June 10, 2024 2:00 PM

Resident Evil 2 Remake and 7 Heading to iOS and Mac

Both Resident Evil 2 remake and Resident Evil 7 are lurking in the future of some Mac and iOS device owners. Resident Evil 7 is on the way on July 2, 2024. Meanwhile, the remake is in development for the new platforms. 

Resident Evil 7 pre-orders just opened. People can get it with Chris Redfield's Not a Hero DLC. The Gold Edition update adds End of Zoe, Banned Footage 1-2, Madhouse difficulty, and extras like a 5-Coin Set and Survival Pack. A free download trial is going to be available, and there is cross-compatibility across all Mac and iOS devices. It also supports Bluetooth controllers and an auto-fire option. 

As for Resident Evil 2 remake, only two element of it are confirmed just yet. It will also support the free download to check support and gameplay. Universal purchase and cross-compatibility will also appear.

Here's the full list of supported Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil 2 remake supported devices: 

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPads with M1 or better
  • Macs with M1 or better

This comes after other Resident Evil games were confirmed for Mac and iOS devices. Resident Evil 4 and Village (8) were revealed back in September 2023

Resident Evil 7 will be playable on select Macs and iOS devices on July 2, 2024, and the Resident Evil 2 remake is in development. Both games are playable on the PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

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Siliconera Monday, June 10, 2024 1:30 PM

Dance Dance Revolution result screen - release date falls in June 2024

Konami Amusement announced the release date for Dance Dance Revolution World. Roughly a month after it first revealed the title, the company confirmed that the newest version of the long-running rhythm arcade game will be available on June 12, 2024.

The company also revealed several additional features that this new version will have. One of them will be the First Step folder containing easy track sheets to help newcomers get into the game. It will also add more settings, such as a filtered song search and a more detailed High-Speed setting where players can adjust the notes' appearance speed by 0.05 points.

Dance Dance Revolution World will have First Step music folder for newcomers
Image via Konami Amusement

Konami also revealed several licensed songs that it will add to Dance Dance Revolution World's lineup. The tracks will range from Vocaloid songs, such as Hatsune Miku's "The Vampire" by DECO*27 and Kasane Teto's "HITO Mania" by Sasuke Haraguchi, to the Vtuber Shigure Ui's song "Shukusei!! Loli Kami Requiem." An arranged version of "Sign wa B" from the Oshi no Ko anime will also appear in the lineup.

In addition, the company will also implement new Flare Skill Ranks that show the players' skill levels. The game will calculate the rank based on the player's scores from their top 90 tracks—combined from the top 30 tracks from three different eras. The above new songs will count as tracks for the Gold Era which goes between A20 and World. The other two eras will be Classic (from the first release to X3 VS 2ndMIX) and White (from the 2013 release to DDR A).

Dance Dance Revolution World - Flare Skill Rank increased
Image via Konami Amusement

Dance Dance Revolution World will be gradually available in arcades, with its release date set for June 12, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, June 10, 2024 1:00 PM

New Hatsune Miku MTG Secret Lair Cards Are Digital Sensation

The new Hatsune Miku Magic the Gathering Secret Lair cards are about to begin, with the Digital Sensation MTG drop appearing in the Summer Superdrop on June 24, 2024. The regular edition will cost $29.99 and the Rainbow Foil one will be $39.99, with people able to get them in English or Japanese.

Here's the announcement trailer for the new cards:


The full set includes the following Hatsune Miku versions of cards:

  • Chord of Calling
  • Diabolic Tutor
  • Miku, Child of Song (Child of Alara)
  • Sol Ring
  • Song of Creation
  • Thespian's Stage

And here's our full gallery showing how the English versions of each one will look:

The official MTG Secret Lair site doesn't show the new cards just yet. However, people can sign up to be notified when Digital Sensation appears at 9am PT/12pm ET on June 24, 2024.

As a reminder, the last Hatsune Miku drop there appeared on May 13, 2024. Secret Lair sold Sakura Superstar MTG cards in the Spring Superdrop 2024. Some of them included Miku, Lost but Seeking, a take on Azusa, Lost but Seeking, and Miku, the Redeemed, which featured a themed version of Feather, the Redeemed.

The new Hatsune Miku Magic the Gathering Secret Lair Digital Sensation cards will go on sale on June 24, 2024, and people can get the MTG collection until July 14, 2024. 

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Siliconera Monday, June 10, 2024 12:30 PM

Life is Strange Double Exposure Collectors Edition

The Collector's Edition of Life is Strange: Double Exposure will not contain the game. This is according to the Square Enix store page, where the edition can exclusively be bought.

The Life is Strange: Double Exposure Collector's Edition has appeared on the Square Enix store as an exclusive item. It features a range of items connected to the game. It contains:

  • 12" vinyl soundtrack containing 13 songs from the game.
  • 32-page hardcover artbook containing exclusive concept art.
  • 4 double-sided 12" artcards, featuring characters from the game.
  • A replica of the Owl Pin Max wears in the new game.

What it doesn't contain is the game itself, meaning players will need to purchase it separately. The Collector's Edition box is $59.99, which is slightly more than the game alone. Life is Strange: Double Exposure's basic edition is currently available to pre-order for $49.99.

Life is Strange: Double Exposure was announced at the Xbox Games Showcase. It's the latest game in the beloved Life is Strange franchise, bringing back original protagonist Max Caulfield. She is now older but still dealing with mysterious time-shifting powers. Her new story sees her trying to save the life of her friend Safi. Chloe, who also played a major role in the first game, is nowhere to be seen.

Life is Strange: Double Exposure will release for PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC on October 29, 2024. A Switch version has also been confirmed for an unknown release date.

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Siliconera Monday, June 10, 2024 12:00 PM

Final Fantasy XIV Pop-Up Store Brings Merchandise to Paris 1 Final Fantasy XIV Merchandise

Square Enix announced it will open a Final Fantasy XIV pop-up store in Paris, France, and it will include FFXIV Dawntrail merchandise. People will only be able to visit and buy items between June 21-23, 2024.

The Final Fantasy XIV pop-up store will be present at 9/11, Rue des Déchargeurs in Paris, France. It will only be open from 11am-7pm CET each day. While being able to pick up merchandise tied to both Final Fantasy XIV and FFXIV Dawntrail is a part of the experience, there will also be activities available. Photo ops will appear, temporary tattoos will be available, a crane game will appear, and an art exhibit will be open. Someone earns crane game chances by buying items. Demo stations will be set up to make accounts and get PC copies of the Starter Edition. 

As for the sorts of merchandise being sold at the Final Fantasy XIV store, three were confirmed and shown in the official image. There will be post cards, with the five examples showing scenes from the new locations Kozama Uka, L'Hoirie Recouvree, Tuliyollal, Urqopacha, and Yak T'El. Magnets of the Pictomancer, Viper, and FFXIV Dawntrail logo are among the merchandise. There is also a sticker sheet that features the two new jobs, the logo, a Moogle, and creatures from the new region.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the Dawntrail expansion will arrive on July 2, 2024. The Paris pop-up store will be open between June 21-23, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, June 10, 2024 11:30 AM

New One Piece UT T-Shirts by Uniqlo in 2024

Uniqlo revealed a new collection of One Piece-themed shirts that it will release in late July 2024. The brand will release these new T-shirts to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the TV anime adaptation, which launched in 1999.

There will be eight T-shirt designs available for adults at 1,500 yen apiece in Japan. Each design will depict a scene from one of the series' major arcs. Sizes for these shirts will range from XS to 4XL.

  1. Determination - Luffy setting out on his journey in the first arc
  2. Friends - The Straw Hat Pirates with Vivi in the Alabasta arc
  3. Captain Strength - Luffy's Gear Second mode in the Enies Lobby arc
  4. The Loss - Ace's death scene in the Marineford arc
  5. Reunion - The Straw Hat Pirates reunited after the time skip
  6. Alliance - Luffy's Straw Hat Pirates collaborating with Law's Heart Pirates in the Dressrosa arc
  7. Emperor - The fight against Kaido in the Wano Country arc
  8. New Chapter - The all-new Egghead arc that officially starts from the anime episode 1089

Meanwhile, these are the five T-shirt designs that will be available for kids with sizes ranging from 100 to 160. In Japan, these shirts will cost 990 yen each.

  1. Tony Tony Chopper
  2. The Three Brothers - Luffy, Ace, and Sabo
  3. Uta from One Piece Film: Red
  4. Luffy in Gear 5 mode
  5. Egghead arc

The new One Piece anime 25th anniversary T-shirts will be gradually available for purchase in Uniqlo outlets worldwide starting from July 22, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, June 10, 2024 11:00 AM

Kotobukiya to produce Metaphor ReFantazio figures of Gallica and Hulkenberg

Kotobukiya revealed that it will produce two new figures based on characters from Metaphor: ReFantazio, and the characters in question will be the guide fairy Gallica and the elf-like Roussainte knight Hulkenberg. No concept art for them was shown.

The company did not reveal more details about the figures, other than that they will be scaled down from the original character sizes. Kotobukiya also only showed the characters' artwork as taken from Atlus, so it will take quite a long time until it finishes their prototypes and puts them up for pre-orders.

Kotobukiya made the announcement first at the Atlus Fes, which was held in Akihabara on June 8-9, 2024. The company has since published a Japanese tweet on its official X account, which is also available to view right below and shows official Metaphor: ReFantazio Gallica and Hulkenberg art:


Metaphor: ReFantazio is set to be Atlus' next major release, as it is being worked on by key staff members behind Persona 3 through 5, such as the director Katsura Hashino, the illustrator Shigenori Soejima, and the composer Shoji Meguro. The company sold the first merchandise batch based on the game at the Atlus Fes. It also put up the first public demo build that has three playable modes at the physical event.

Kotobukiya will reveal more details about the Metaphor: ReFantazio figures of Gallica and Hulkenberg at a later time. Atlus will release the new fantasy RPG for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, and PC on October 11, 2024.

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Siliconera Monday, June 10, 2024 10:30 AM

New NieR Automata 9S and A2 Form-Ism Figures Appear

Square Enix announced four new NieR: Automata FORM-ISM figures of protagonists 9S and A2. The figures cost 4,950 yen (or about $31.53) each, and they are now available for pre-order from the AmiAmi online store.

Note: This story contains minor spoilers for some character designs in NieR: Automata.

There are two figures for each character, with the 9S figures available in his usual design and one where he's not wearing his blindfold combat visor. The first model shows 9S in a dynamic pose holding his signature Cruel Arrogance spear, and about to use his hacking skills. The second 9S figure shows him standing wielding his spear again, with a determined look on his face. The 9S figures are expected to release in September 2024.

You can take a better look at the new NieR: Automata 9S FORM-ISM figures here:

As for the A2 figures, the first one shows A2 standing while resting on her large sword Type-4O Blade. Meanwhile, the second A2 figure depicts the character wearing short hair and in her Berserk mode, as she charges while wielding the Type-4O small sword. The A2 figures will appear on October 2024. You can check out both A2 figures here:

The new 9S and A2 NieR: Automata FORM-ISM figures are now available for pre-order, and are expected to release in September and October 2024, respectively. NieR: Automata is readily available for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Monday, June 10, 2024 5:03 PM
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     Dragon Age: The Veilguard is off to a bad start as fans leaves thousands of dislikes on the trailer.

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Star Wars Outlaws will launch on August 30.

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