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GamersHeroes Wednesday, June 19, 2024 5:32 PM

Making its debut during yesterday's Nintendo Direct segment, Mistwalker and Square Enix announced that FANTASIAN Neo Dimension will make its way to PC and consoles this winter.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, June 19, 2024 4:18 PM

The team at Microids, together with Savage Level, has released a new gameplay trailer for their turn-based tactical RPG Flint: Treasure of Oblivion.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, June 19, 2024 2:44 PM

Ahead of its release next month, the team at Ironhide Game Studio has shared more details around their upcoming title, Kingdom Rush 5: Alliance.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, June 19, 2024 1:20 PM

The team at 1C Game Studios has announced that their card-based roguelike Deathless. Tales of Old Rus is now in Early Access.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, June 19, 2024 12:55 PM

A pirate-themed action game last showcased in 2010, SNEG Ltd's Captain Blood is hitting PC and consoles later this year.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, June 19, 2024 12:36 PM

Publisher All in! Games, together with Future Friends Games and Exbleative (Jay Weston), announced that their interplanetary, gravity-defying title EXO ONE will come out for PlayStation consoles June 27.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, June 19, 2024 12:15 PM

A unique "creature saver" title, Inverge, Chibig, and 11 bit studios' Creatures of Ava is set to release on August 7.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, June 19, 2024 12:00 PM

Making its debut during yesterday's Nintendo Direct presentation, Capcom announced that the Ace Attorney Investigations Collection is slated to release for PC and consoles September 6.

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GamersHeroes Wednesday, June 19, 2024 11:44 AM

The team at axilirate, together with Ravenage Games, has released a demo of their inventory management roguelike RPG Megaloot.

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Kotaku Wednesday, June 19, 2024 12:15 PM

Back in March, the European Union brought in new rules that were designed to stop companies like Apple and Google from blocking third-party companies running their own in-app item stores. This was supposed to carve a path for games like Fortnite to be able to return to mobile, now they could run in-game purchases…


Kotaku Wednesday, June 19, 2024 10:25 AM

AI is such big business right now it's propelled Nvidia, that company that you once knew for making your GeForce graphics cards, to becoming the biggest business in the world. And yet the technology is so far next to useless in all but the most specific circumstances. For example, McDonald's has just announced it's…


PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 4:45 PM
     Cities Skylines 2 economy patch suddenly delayed just before launch

Landlords. No-one likes them, unless you are one, and even in gaming they can cause problems. In Cities Skylines 2 landlords have caused high rent issues which mean your citizens have been forced to cut spending on building upkeep among other issues. The Economy 2.0 update was meant to fix this, and this patch was supposed to launch today, but a sudden delay has meant that your virtual landlords have a stay of execution. For now.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 3:46 PM
     A Manor Lords city building rival on Steam is available to play now

I've been writing a lot of stories about pirate games recently. I'm not complaining, I love pirates, but I wonder what's causing the trend. Maybe Skull and Bones being in development for so long gave everyone else time to come up with their own pirate ideas. There are also lots of city builders out there, like Manor Lords, but they can feel limiting when everything feels a bit static. Now, there's a new game that, like Manor Lords, combines city building and RTS, but, like a pirate, also gives you the freedom to roam whenever and wherever you wish.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 2:02 PM
     The first episode of the Dead Cells animated show is out now, for free

Dead Cells remains one of the greatest roguelike platformers ever made, even now several years after its launch. Combining brilliantly tight action with some of the smoothest and most characterful animation seen in gaming, it was always a recipe for success. Now, the long-anticipated animated series spinoff has made its appearance and what's more - you can watch the first episode for free.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 2:01 PM
     New MMORPG Throne and Liberty is a PvP game first, but don't be scared

With FF14 Dawntrail and WoW The War Within both set for launch soon, kickstarting a new MMORPG is a scary prospect. Yet Amazon's newcomer Throne and Liberty makes some big promises, offering a free-to-play MMO that truly embraces both the massive and multiplayer aspects of the genre with battles that can feature thousands of players at once. At Summer Game Fest, PCGamesN spoke to globalization design manager Daniel Lafuente about what makes it stand out, and whether its PvP focus could scare players away.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 1:39 PM
     Realistic open-world police simulator drops giant new expansion

There's a simulator game out there for everyone. Truck drivers, city planners, farmers, surgeons, even people who wash driveways, they all have their time in the sun thanks to the unending love for games where people can live out other professions. But they don't all launch with the full breadth and depth of a career available. That's why Police Simulator: Patrol Officers has just released its new Highway Patrol expansion, letting players take to the roads to conduct traffic stops and chase down fleeing drivers.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best police games, Best crime games, Best open-world games

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 1:38 PM
     Diablo style meets XCOM gameplay in this upcoming tactical pirate RPG

If, like me, you love pirates, and you're sad we haven't had a good pirate RPG since Assassin's Creed Black Flag, then you'll be excited to see this new gameplay from Flint: Treasure of Oblivion. It's a tactical pirate RPG that takes clear inspiration from Diablo's isometric point of view and XCOM's tough, turn-based combat, all set during the golden age of piracy. Throw in some good old-fashioned dice rolls à la DnD and Baldur's Gate 3 and you've got the makings for an instant classic on your hands.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best RPG games, Best pirate games, Best PC DnD games

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 1:28 PM
     This new nightmarish Steam FPS game is Toy Story with guns

We've all dreamed of our stuffed animals coming to life, right? At least, everyone who grew up on Toy Story must have. I like to imagine mine protecting me from all the monsters that lurk under my bed. That's why this new Steam FPS game where you play as a teddy bear protecting their owner till morning intrigues me. It's cute but also has a slightly unsettling vibe to it that makes it feel more like the stuff of nightmares than dreams.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 1:03 PM
     Grab Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree for its lowest price at 12% off

Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree is currently discounted in the Fanatical annual Red Hot sale before it's even out. So, if you've been waiting to get your hands on the acclaimed DLC, and are as excited as I am, this is the lowest prelaunch price we've seen.


MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Elden Ring builds, Elden Ring bosses, Elden Ring weapons

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 12:54 PM
     DBD's newest and most controversial map gets big killer buff

In its most recent chapter Dead by Daylight has brought everyone a serving of pure fantasy due to teaming up with Dungeons and Dragons. Elf and human bards, a lich, and a brand new map have all slid into the game, mostly without issue. That's not to say completely without issue, however, as there's been a few problems - especially in the new map.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 12:36 PM
     Arcade classic reimagined as tower defense deck builder, available now

Sometimes it's better to let things remain in the past. Nostalgia makes us believe they were better than they were and so the re-release lacks the same magic. What can work really well instead is a complete reimagining of a classic. That's what developer SNK Corporation has done with Metal Slug Attack Reloaded, a tower defense and deck building variation on the classic arcade run and gun game, Metal Slug.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best tower defense games, Best card games, Best retro games

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 12:26 PM
     Samsung is reportedly working on some mysterious new SSD tech

Samsung appears to have at least one new lineup of SSDs in the works, and possibly two of them. Recent trademark filings feature a device called the Samsung 990 Evo Plus, which follows Samsung's existing SSD naming convention. The company previously releasing a 970 Evo Plus a few months after the original 970 Evo, and it featured increased performance from the Plus model.

Samsung was the undisputed king of SSDs for a good few years, but while the Samsung 980 Pro is one of the best SSDs for gaming when it comes to value, the company hasn't yet produced a drive that uses the new super-fast 4x PCIe 5.0 interface. Could the new 990 Evo Plus be its first drive to rival the likes of the Crucial T705?

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Samsung 970 EVO 1TB review, Best SSD for gaming, Best gaming monitor

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 12:10 PM
     Sihoo Doro S300 ergonomic office chair review

The Sihoo Doro S300 is the company's most advanced ergonomic office chair. It's been engineered to provide high comfort levels with a cutting-edge Anti-Gravity Mechanism, and it's the top-tier model in Sihoo's lineup. But does its premium price deliver an unmatched sitting experience for working and gaming?

Winner of the 2023 German Design Awards, the Doro S300 surpasses the highly acclaimed Sihoo Doro C300. With an advanced set of adjustment options that enable you to make the chair your own and an adaptive design that compliments your body shape, is it one of the best office chairs on the market? I've been sitting in this luxury Sihoo for several weeks to find out.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 12:08 PM
     Once Human leads the most popular Steam Next Fest demos from June

Valve has revealed the top Steam Next Fest demos from the June 2024 event, with open world survival sandbox Once Human coming out on top. While the festival is over, some games still have demos available that you can try, so now's the time to download what you missed.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Steam FAQ, Steam family sharing, Steam in-home streaming

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 11:55 AM
     Greedfall 2 dev says controversial new combat is

Making changes in a sequel is always going to split player opinion. For everyone who likes the new systems more, someone will miss the old method. As BioWare's Dragon Age: The Veilguard moves away from the classic PC-first tactical RPG roots of Dragon Age Origins in favor of a more action-RPG leaning, developer Spiders is taking the opposite approach with Greedfall 2: The Dying World.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 11:50 AM
     Elden Ring DLC recommended level

What is the Elden Ring DLC recommended level? The Shadow of the Erdtree expansion is almost here, and if you haven't been gearing up for this day ahead of time, you're going to have to get moving quickly.

It's been over two years since Elden Ring launched, prompting many players to replay through the entire RPG game again for this expansion. Don't worry, you don't need to go to all that effort, but you do need to make sure your character is up for the challenge. As long as you've still got your character from the end game, there are only two real prerequisites you need to meet to start the Elden Ring DLC. Here's what we recommend you get your character level to before starting the Shadow of the Erdtree expansion.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 11:47 AM
     Banana insists there's no scam, splits with controversial dev

The developer behind massive Steam hit Banana - an idle game about farming a rotating offering of banana drops - has parted ways with one of its developers after they were allegedly involved in a Bitcoin scam. The game, which is second only to Counter-Strike 2 in concurrent player numbers, is a simple affair but one that has drawn controversy quickly.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 11:16 AM
     Intel just updated us on game crashes, and it's not looking good

Intel has finally updated us on its search for the cause of game crashes on Intel CPUs, including the Core i9 14900K. According to the chip maker, a bunch of motherboard BIOS updates will be coming soon to fix one contributing factor, but the company says it's still yet to identify the "root cause" of the game crashes on Intel CPUs.

The extreme multi-threaded power and high clock speed of the Core i9 14900K makes it one of the company's best gaming CPU options right now, but there have been many reports of game crashes on Intel CPUs in games based on the Unreal engine recently. This latest announcement from Intel isn't timely either, as the company originally promised to make a statement about the situation in May 2024.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 11:21 AM
     The 20 best Minecraft shaders 2024

What are the best Minecraft shaders? With shaders, you can instantly level up the look of your Minecraft world - even without an RTX graphics card. But with so many downloadable mods for the sandbox game, if you're unsure, let's start with what Minecraft shaders are.

One of the best PC games of all time and the ongoing king of sandbox games, Minecraft has incredible replayability, keeping fans and newbies coming to the game time after time. While the vanilla game still gets regular updates, Minecraft mods, texture packs, resource packs, and shaders can completely reinvent the game, affecting its overall look. For example, mods can completely alter gameplay, and Minecraft texture packs and resource packs change the appearance of existing blocks and add new blocks, respectively. Meanwhile, shader packs give you the same game with fancier graphics and effects.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 10:25 AM
     Get $200 worth of the best Monster Hunter games for 85% off on Steam

Even with the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree DLC finally landing in our laps, all I can think about is Monster Hunter Wilds. The next iteration in the long-running series and sequel to Capcom's best RPG (and best-selling game) of all time is set to arrive next year. But there's no need to wait, as right now you can grab the two latest games in the series, along with their expansions, for less than the price of a standard release; it's the perfect chance to get over that initial learning curve so you're ready when Wilds arrives.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 10:18 AM
     Is Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 coming to Game Pass?

Is Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 coming to Game Pass? Set in the Gulf War, the next CoD is a new entry in the Black Ops sub series, and comes after the release of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 in 2023. After completing its purchase of CoD, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch owner Activision Blizzard, Microsoft has already brought Diablo 4 over to Game Pass. Now it's being claimed that Call of Duty could follow.

With CoD Black Ops 6 taking place in the Gulf War, this game is already a Call of Duty first, and a much-needed change from the War on Terror and sci-fi futuristic settings that have largely dominated the series for the past ten years. The war game coming to Game Pass would mark another first for the series, so here's what we know about the next installment in the beloved FPS game series.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 10:38 AM
     LoL tier list patch 14.12 - top, jungle, mid, ADC and support

What are the best League of Legends champions right now? Metas change, the LoL tier list will fluctuate, and it could be that your favorite champion might not be in a great place right now. While you can win games and climb the ranked ladder with nearly anyone in the lower ranks, the changes that come via champion and item balancing can tip the scales enough that some picks are almost mandatory, regardless of which rank you play.

We've studied the latest LoL patch notes and found the strongest champions in League of Legends right now. These picks will give you the best chance to climb the solo queue ranks in the free PC game, whether it's due to a buff, a kit adjustment, or an item change. If you want to play something other than what's on this list, keep these champions in mind for your ban, as they all have the potential to go on and dominate Summoner's Rift.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: League of Legends ranks explained, League of Legends Mythic shop rotation, League of Legends tier list

PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 10:11 AM
     Best Skyrim mods 2024

What are the best Skyrim mods? They can be tough to find because there's a lot of them. They're the work of a thriving and diverse scene; an army of fans and bedroom coders determined to make the game a photorealistic fantasy. Or they're just out to transform farmyard animals into deadly explosives. Whatever floats. But when you're looking for the best Skyrim mods, where do you start?

Installing mods is quite simple for one of the best PC games and arguably the most popular RPG game there. This is due mainly to how Steam Workshop makes it easy to install and activate them, but also that you can add the more advanced ones to a special folder within your Skyrim files. You can also check out our guide to Skyrim console commands for more tips on changing up the open-world game or just making it utterly chaotic. The choice is yours.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 10:14 AM
     How much have I spent on LoL?

19/06/2024 It appears as though the Riot support page for finding money spent is currently back 'under construction'. We will update this page once it is back up and running.

How do you see how much you have spent on League of Legends? Riot Games' hugely successful MOBA is technically a free game, but if you ask any avid fan if that's the case, you'll no doubt receive a wry laugh in response. The champion pool is diverse and wonderful; each character can be purchased with currency earned while playing. Premium cosmetics, however, are bought with real-world money.

These League of Legends skins and other cosmetics can be purchased directly using an in-game currency called RP. RP itself, though, must be purchased with your hard-earned cash. LoL skins change the base look of the character you're playing, with premium cosmetics adding new effects, voice lines, and animations. Then there's the battle pass that can be bought using RP, too. So, while League of Legends is technically one of the best free PC games around, you can see just how easily it can sway you into parting with your money. This guide will give you the information needed to find out exactly how much you've spent in League of Legends - you just might not like the answer when you get it.

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PCGamesN Wednesday, June 19, 2024 10:07 AM
     The 27 best Minecraft texture packs June 2024

What are the best Minecraft texture packs? These colorful and game-altering texture packs can make your world a completely new experience. Of course, Minecraft's low-fi charm is part of the draw, but texture packs range from subtle changes to an all-over reskin, so you can choose just how much you want to leave vanilla Minecraft behind. We've scoured and tried a bunch of different packs to be able to recommend the very best.

Just like the best Minecraft mods and shaders, texture packs can help give an entirely new feel to one of the best PC games of the last decade, and it's just one of many ways of keeping the sandbox game feeling fresh after all these years. While some mods can alter Minecraft gameplay, and shaders change the quality and style of the graphics, texture packs allow you to add a new skin to existing blocks. Included in our list of the best Minecraft texture packs are realistic blocks, cartoonish overhauls, and cute changes to the way Minecraft mobs look.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 19, 2024 1:44 PM

Look, who knows when we'll see Fallout 5 - there's an increasingly less-than-zero chance we'll all be living in a real post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland by the time Bethesda get around to revealing anything, if their deliberately slow approach to The Elder Scrolls 6 (it's been nearly THIRTEEN years since Skyrim) is much to go by. Still, even without a full sequel, Fallout is all around us - in multiple seasons of a television show, in Fortnite, and now in Call of Duty.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 19, 2024 1:20 PM

If you were playing Final Fantasy XIV in December 2021, you will remember the launch of its last expansion Endwalker - though not for all the right reasons. The otherwise fantastic cap to the near-decade-long Hydelyn-Zodiark was beset by a barrage of technical problems at launch, as the MMO's servers buckled under the weight of record numbers of players, leading to hours-long queues to login that would often end in an error that then kicked you back into the queue. As someone that sat there for literal hours watching the numbers tick down, it wasn't a great time - even if the wait was, ultimately, worth it.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 19, 2024 12:46 PM

When it comes to the ultimate showdown of all-time great fighting games, Marvel vs Capcom 2 might well take my personal bet for being the best of the best. I spent countless hours throwing down with housemates, friends and random passers-by who looked like they were up for a brawl during my teenage years. Yet the arcade classic has - as far as I can tell - never been given a proper PC release before the recent announcement of a new bundle of the comic-book crossover series headed to Steam this year.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 19, 2024 12:03 PM

The original Resident Evil might be returning to PC - and soon! - if recent signs hold true. An age rating for the 1996 survival-horror classic was recently confirmed by European suitability judges PEGI, hinting at an impending (re-)release for the almost three-decade-old zombie game.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 19, 2024 12:00 PM

What to compare Nine Sols' flowing Sekiro-like 2D combat and layered metroidvania exploration to? The eternally sequel-less Hollow Knight? The punishing roguelite trappings of Dead Cells? 2D Souls-nuzzling Salt and Sacrifice? I wouldn't know, because I've always had such trouble with slashing, blocking, and jumping in two dimensions that not only have I barely played any of the above, I've missed out a swathe of important platformers in the belief I just didn't have it in me to manage them. But Nine Sols is so generous, so creative, so lucid and upfront in its ruleset, even as it crushes you with sometimes absurd difficulty, that playing it has opened up an entire library of classics I might have otherwise missed out on. I don't have the experience to tell you what this game does better than others of its ilk, but I can tell how it made me feel. And for a game that murdered me with such relentless frequency, Nine Sols made me feel invincible.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 19, 2024 11:39 AM

Former Dragon Age executive producer Mark Darrah left BioWare in 2020, commenting that "I know that Dragon Age won't just survive without me, it will thrive". We'll never quite learn the truth of that claim, for Darrah has now rejoined BioWare to work as a consultant on the recently revealed Dragon Age: The Veilguard. He reckons it's thriving. Specifically, he thinks this is the most enjoyable Dragon Age's combat has ever been. Shhh, nobody tell the Inquisition.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, June 19, 2024 11:11 AM

Yesterday, we learned that Sims-like Life By You had been canceled, and its developers Paradox Tectonic had been shut down by parent company Paradox Interactive. Later the same day, game designer Willem Delventhal shared more a detailed account of his experience working on the game through to its cancellation, via LinkedIn.

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Twinfinite Wednesday, June 19, 2024 11:44 AM
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Siliconera Wednesday, June 19, 2024 5:30 PM

nijisanji ayakaki

Anycolor will debut Izure Ayame Ka Kakitsubata (Ayakaki), a new Nijisanji VTuber group, on June 22, 2024. The group will consist of four people and one animal.

You can watch the debut teaser video here:


Each VTuber started using Twitter (X) from June 19, 2024. So if there's one you're interested in, you can follow from there. The new Nijisanji VTuber group members are:

  • Kisara: A feng shui practitioner in Ranfu who tends to start her days pretty late.
  • Kozue Mone: The owner of an incense shop who has the adoration and admiration of all the girls in town; she may or may not be completely inexperienced when it comes to dating.
  • Lunlun: A mysterious amnesiac creature that wants to learn more about the world.
  • Shiga Riko: The tourism ambassador for Ranfu. She is usually very calm, but can get very passionate about things she likes.
  • Tamanoi Nana The best performer in the Ranfu circus who likes food so much she fights with the lion over it. She's not good at singing or dancing, but she's practicing them both for her audience.

Though Lunlun is an animal, the talent inside of them is probably a person. It's similar to Debidebi Debiru, who's also with Nijisanji. All of them have a Chinese-inspired theme to their designs, complete with the lore for their group. They all live in a town called Lanfu and their debut song is "Xiao Xiao Lanlan." There are also some digital goods for them to celebrate their debut. You can get the complete set of voices from Ayakaki, as well as the group's key visual to set as your wallpaper.

On June 22, 2024, there will be a debut relay stream where each talent has about thirty minutes to introduce themselves and their content. This is standard with most debut groups. The order will be Shiga Riko, Tamanoi Nana, Kisara, Kozue Mone, and then Lunlun. The stream will start from 7:00 PM JT (3:00 AM PT/6:00 AM ET).

Ayakaki, the newest VTuber group from Nijisanji, will debut on June 22, 2024.

The post Ayakaki Is the New Nijisanji VTuber Group appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, June 19, 2024 3:00 PM

Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble Adventure Mode Includes Multiplayer

The Monkey Ball series is a staple for Sega, with new entries regularly appearing on various consoles. Sometimes, they mean new courses to roll through. Other times, the priority ends up being on party games that implement the mechanics. With Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble on the horizon, especially with it including multiplayer in the Adventure Mode as one of its signature features, Siliconera spoke with Director Daisuke Takahata, Producer Nobuhiro Suzuki, and Designer Yukio Oda about the game.

When did development begin on Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble?

Nobuhiro Suzuki: Development started about 2 years ago, so around the spring of 2022.

How did the development of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania affect Banana Rumble?

Suzuki and Yukio Oda: In response to user feedback from Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania, we have made a number of improvements and quality of life updates to Banana Rumble, including the ability to enjoy Adventure Mode with up to four players in multiplayer, and improvements to physics in an effort to make it simpler and more intuitive. I believe that the development of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania has helped to enhance the quality of Banana Rumble in many ways.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble is the first entry in over five years to be limited to a single platform. Did that affect the development process in any way?

Sukuki and Oda: The reason for limiting the game to Nintendo Switch was primarily to provide a stable quality of online competition with 16 players, which is the biggest selling point of this game. As a result of focusing on a single platform, we were able to focus on the implementation and stabilization of online matches over time, and as a result, we were able to reach a level that our users can enjoy. 

If we receive support from our users, we believe we can consider expanding platforms in the future, so please support Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble.


Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble supports 16-player multiplayer. What led to the development shooting for that number? 

Sukuki: For the number of players, we tried a lot of things during the development stage. When it came to stability on the network itself — the processing speed, the fun of the competition -- in order to firmly establish these elements, we found that the optimal number of players is 16. That's the reason why we went with the number that we did.

How did developing for a larger group affect game modes? Are there any concepts you wanted to include, but couldn't, because of the larger player count? 

Daisuke Takahata: Developing for a larger group had various influences, and was also a big challenge for us. As the number of players increased, it inevitably means there will be more players that can't get to be "first place," so we aimed for gameplay that allows as many more players to have a chance to win. Also, since you will be colliding with a lot of people, we made many detailed adjustments to how the ball would rebound.

Likewise, how did the larger number of players in multiplayer affect Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble options? 

Takahata: So a new option that came about due to the increase in the number of players is that we now have a "Chat Wheel." This shortcut allows you to send messages and stickers to other players at different moments during gameplay, and you can and customize it as you see fit. This option exists because Banana Rumble is different than other entries in the Super Monkey Ball series up until now, so we hope players have a lot of fun interacting with others all around the world in this unique way.


Super Monkey Ball games are, as of late, known for their guest stars and optional characters that sometimes appear as DLC. Will Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble feature the same sorts of cameos and how will that affect the multiplayer experience?

Suzuki: When the guest characters were announced for our last title, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania, there was a very positive response from the fans. As a result, we are very excited to share what additional content players can expect in Banana Rumble through the SEGA Pass and other updates, so we hope everyone is looking forward to that.

As for how the additional characters will impact the gameplay, the scope of how you can enjoy the game will expand, but they won't give you an advantage in a match. User technique and luck will always play a key role in the experience. It will not be a pay-to-win situation, so please don't be concerned about that.

The Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble Adventure Mode also features four-player co-op multiplayer. How difficult was this to implement, and how does it affect progression?

Suzuki: The traditional gameplay of Super Monkey Ball can be found in Adventure Mode, so while it wasn't as difficult to implement as Battle Mode, especially with it supporting up to 16 players, there were still a lot of issues to solve, including the user of split-screen and user contact. Specifically, it is difficult to meet the needs of both "cooperation " and" competition, " and for this reason, we have introduced a range of options such as allowing players the choice to turn off collision so you don't bounce off each other, along with other  settings. Also, to make sure the game can be enjoyed by family and friends, we have made adjustments that are unique to multiplayer, like how everyone can work together to complete missions.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble will come to the Nintendo Switch on June 25, 2025. 

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 19, 2024 2:00 PM

Team Asano Comments on Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake Announcement

Team Asano shared some words about the announcement of the Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake back when it was originally revealed in May 2021. The developers said that the announcement of the game was made earlier than usual, and they regret the early reveal.

The message about the Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake announcement appeared in a post written in Japanese and shared on the Bravely Default II official X (formerly Twitter) account, which acted as a representative for Team Asano in this particular instance. In it, Team Asano addressed the unusually early announcement of the game made all the way back in May 2021. The English translation of the post reads as follows:

People have said that it took us too long since announcing the start of development (for the game,) but all of our past titles have taken 3 or 4 years to develop, so it's nothing special, really.

However, the announcement was made earlier than usual (and we regret it.)

So, thank you for your support.

Formally known as Creative Business Unit II within Square Enix, Team Asano is helmed by developer Tomoya Asano. The team is known for developing the Bravely Default series, as well as Octopath Traveler, Triangle Strategy, the 2022 Live A Live remake, and most recently the Dragon Quest HD-2D remakes.

The Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake will come out on November 14, 2024 for the Nintendo Switch, PS5, and PC via Steam. Additionally, Square Enix announced that the Dragon Quest I & II HD-2D Remake will appear in 2025.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 19, 2024 1:00 PM

Reynatis Demo Available in Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop

After a brief appearance during the June 2024 Nintendo Direct, the latest FuRyu action RPG Reynatis received a demo available now on the Japanese version of the Nintendo Switch eShop. The demo or trial version is only available in Japanese and occupies 2.0 GB.

Only people with a Japanese Nintendo account can download the demo on their Nintendo Switch. Once downloaded into the console, any account can access the demo. The content available in the demo comprises approximately the first hour of gameplay in the game, although the demo might differ from the final product.

The Reynatis demo allows people to check out the beginning of the first chapter, which starts with a lengthy cinematic and text introduction to the game, as well as a variety of tutorials that allow players to get a hold of the controls and learn the basics of combat and exploration. The demo starts with players controlling female protagonist Sari Nishijima around the area surrounding Shibuya Station and the iconic Scramble Crossing, and later allows players to try male protagonist Marin Kirizumi in a new area called the Dominus Forest.

Reynatis is currently in development for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC, and its global release date is set for September 27, 2024. The game will launch in Japan on July 25, 2024, and a demo is now available on the Japanese Nintendo eShop.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 19, 2024 12:00 PM

Moonstone Island Became My New Switch Obsession

When it comes to creature-collecting games, deck-building titles, and farming sims, the Nintendo Switch is my system of choice. I love having these games in my hands. Being able to play them on the couch or in bed. The portability is comforting. Moonstone Island gives me elements of all three on my Switch, and I've been absolutely consumed with playing it as much as possible. My game is even paused while I'm writing this piece.

For those unfamiliar with the game following its PC release, Moonstone Island involves a young alchemist who finished school and is about to set off on their own. Your goal is to spend a year learning and growing. After taking off from your family residence, your broom breaks apart and you crash on Moonstone Island. It's a floating island with a whole village on it filled with helpful individuals. You then can set up your new home there, or on an island nearby, and start exploring the floating landmasses, taming spirits, conquering the four seasonal temples, and fulfilling requests.

What makes Moonstone Island interesting is that a lot of concepts and ideas are being tossed at the wall, and I felt like I was free to engage with them in whatever way I'd like. It introduces farming right away for certain beneficial crops that are tied to taming Spirits, buffing or debuffing them, or fulfilling missions or seasonal temple progress, but you can also find these items via foraging on different landmasses. I could assist people with tasks, or ignore the ones that weren't starred and related to the story. There's a freedom to it that reminds me of the Rune Factory games once you really get settled and in the swing of things. What do I want to prioritize? Well, then go for it!


I also didn't expect to enjoy the way Moonstone Island handles its creature capturing and raising as much as I did. It's more like you're crafting a deck of cards, rather than a team of monsters. Each one of the three is a third of the whole, with their decks influencing the course of things. Add a poison-type creature to your deck? You'll get DOT effects. Find a water type? That grants you healing and refresh abilities. Get an earth one? That might use attacks that deal bash damage to break down armor while also inflicting damage. It made me approach team creation differently, because it wouldn't be so much about dealing with weaknesses. (Though that is a part when I knew I'd head to certain islands or temples.) It was about effectively using the cards that played into my strategies. 

And the thing about it is all of these Moonstone Island elements work so perfectly on the Switch. If someone leans heavily into the life sim elements, it is so easy to spend days farming on Moonstone Island and working alongside people. Especially if you get into the dating elements. The island exploration felt equally enjoyable in Handheld Mode. I loved spending a few in-game days getting the lay of the land once I had a glider, then picking up and playing when I had a chance. It also made it easier to fill up my Spirits research, when I was doing some grinding, because I felt I could truly pick it up and play when I wanted, going to an island I knew would have my "target," and then stepping away when I was done.

Moonstone Island feels like a perfect Switch fit, much like many other games in the genres it represents. Whether you're coming to it for the life sim and farming elements, the creature catching, or the exploring, it's just so much fun to play on a hybrid console that lets you pick up, play, and then take a break when needed.

Moonstone Island is available on the Nintendo Switch and PC

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 19, 2024 11:00 AM

klab jojo's bizarre adventure game

KLab has announced a new online mobile game focusing on the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime series. It's working in partnership with Wanda Cinema Games, a studio with headquarters in Beijing. [Thanks, PR Times!]

KLab had initially announced a JoJo's Bizarre Adventure online mobile game back in 2020. However, due to complications with its development partner at the time, it was unable to move ahead with the project. However, with Wanda Cinema Games as a new partner, they're working to release the game in all countries (excluding Japan) some time in 2026. It's unknown why KLab doesn't plan on releasing it within Japan. However, its business model focuses on getting licenses from Japanese intellectual property owners and then releasing games based on them to an international market.

Since it's focused on the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime series, it will likely use that animation style for the characters. As well, it probably won't feature any parts or characters from the series after Stone Ocean. For reference, those are Steel Ball Run, Jojolion, and JOJOLands. Though Steel Ball Run and Jojolion never got animated adaptations (yet?), characters from those parts still appeared as playable characters in the fighting games.

A JoJo's Bizarre Adventure online mobile game is in development and will come out some time in 2026.

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Siliconera Wednesday, June 19, 2024 10:30 AM

hundred line last defense academy english

More information has come out about The Hundred Line -Last Defense Academy-, including its main group of creatives and the fact that the English dub will launch at release. You can also check out a teaser trailer, which is different from the one that appeared at the Nintendo Direct.

The announcement trailer for The Hundred Line -Last Defense Academy- came out during the June 18, 2024 Nintendo Direct. It showed the main characters, as well as the conceit of the game. It will be a tactical RPG similar to Fire Emblem with visual novel elements. The player will take on the role of Takumi Sumino, a student who was just enjoying his day when strange monsters attack Japan. A ghostly school mascot whisks him away to Last Defense Academy, where he and fifteen other students must work together to defend the school for a hundred days against the mysterious invaders.

You can watch the teaser trailer here:


This is a collaborative effort between Kazutaka Kodaka of Danganronpa and Kotaro Uchikoshi of Zero Escape. They teased this project earlier this year, with Kodaka stating that he's "obsessed" with it. Kodaka and Uchikoshi are in charge of the direction and scenario. Rui Komatsuzaki, who designed for Danganronpa, will return as the character designer. The creature designer is shimadoiru, who'd designed Lancelot (Saber) and Qin Liangyu for Fate/Grand Order. Finally, Masfumi Takada is the audio director. Takada worked on Danganronpa and No More Heroes in the past.

The Hundred Line -Last Defense Academy- will come out in early 2025 on the Nintendo Switch and Windows PC via Steam. The English version of The Hundred Line -Last Defense Academy- will come out on the same release date. More information on the Japanese and English cast to appear later.

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, June 19, 2024 4:59 PM
     Murky Divers How To Use EnemyThe deeper you go, the more terrifying the monsters of the deep become in Murky Divers. The untold horrors that sleep at the watery depths are going to cause you a lot of problems until you learn their weaknesses and how to avoid them. The Cyclopean horrors are as yet unnamed and mostly undiscovered. Sadly, we weren't armed with a book of horror before embarking on the deep-sea adventure. However, as I travel further, I have been logging each monster I come across and sacrificing my body to each to discover how to beat them all in Murky Divers. Every monster in Murky Divers explained So far, these are just names I have attributed to the various monsters. I'm no Lovecraft, just a man with a pair of air tanks and a dream. Make sure you take a read before you disembark to your next dive site. EnemyDescriptionSurvivalBarrelFlyFloats like a butterfly, Bombs like an airstrike. Basically, a pair of wings attached to a claymore, so stay away. You can spot them by their ...

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     All Items And Modules In Murky Divers ExplainedThe vending machine in this co-op horror game allows you to purchase plenty of useful items and modules to aid in your dives. Let me explain how all items and modules work in Murky Divers. Murky Divers: All items and modules, explained While you may think there are only a few items available, your vending machine has a few rows you can scroll through for more unique items. Items are things you must hold, modules are pill-shaped add-ons you can put on yourself after stepping in the shower at the ship. Here's how every item and module works in Murky Divers. Tools ItemPriceAbilityGlow Sticks$80Lights up the nearby area around you.Oxygen Recharge$80 Grants you the ability to refill your oxygen without needing to head back to the ship.Laser Cutter$150Cuts through certain metals (denoted by the color red) while on dives to open up new areas.Shopping Cart$200Can hold multiple items inside.Taser Stick$300A weapon to stun an enemy for a brief moment. These items are availab...

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     How To Avoid The Police In Murky DiversOne of the toughest parts of Murky Divers is attempting to avoid police detection, or worse police detainment. Your game can be completely ruined if you're caught by the police, so here's how to avoid them in Murky Divers. Murky Divers: How to avoid the police If you get a total of six stars in this co-op horror game, you're caught by the police and the game is over. If you're tired of racking up stars, you can avoid the police in Murky Divers by not leaving evidence after dives, bribing the police, and avoiding Police Submarines. Screenshot: PC Invasion First off, the easiest way to avoid gaining stars to attract the police is by not leaving any evidence on dives. This means you shouldn't leave behind dead bodies. If one of your friends dies on a dive, carry their body back to the ship. But if you end up leaving behind a body or two, you'll gain some stars. Screenshot: PC Invasion Another way you can avoid the police in Murky Dive...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, June 19, 2024 3:16 PM
     Destiny 2 A Rising Chorus Featured ImageA new mystery surrounding the Vex is ours to solve in Destiny 2. Here is how to complete every step of the A Rising Chorus quest in Destiny 2. Table of contentsStep 1: Begin your research with Failsafe in the H.E.L.M. in Destiny 2Step 2: Investigate the locations Failsafe marked on Nessus in Destiny 2Step 3: Collect unusual specimen in Destiny 2Steps 4 & 5: Take and discuss the research specimen with Failsafe in Destiny 2Steps 6 & 7: Continue your Nessus research in Destiny 2Step 8: Deploy Failsafe's proximity sensor in Exodus Black in Destiny 2Step 9: Deploy Failsafe's proximity sensor in Glade of Echoes in Destiny 2Steps 10 & 11: Find the optimal location to deploy scanners and collect specimen in Destiny 2Step 12: Deliver the newly collected specimen in Destiny 2Step 13: Complete a run of Breach Executable and locate NES002-C in Destiny 2Steps 14 & 15: Check Failsafe's initial analysis and deliver your research to Failsafe in the H.E.L.M. in Dest...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, June 19, 2024 2:22 PM
     How To Retrieve Corpses And Survive In Murky DiversThe main goal of Murky Divers is to find remnants of corpses and bring them back to get rid of the evidence. But to do that you must also survive against strange monsters. We'll help you figure out how to retrieve corpses and survive in Murky Divers. Murky Divers: Where to find corpses After navigating the ship and reaching the dive point, there are plenty of things you can find during your dives in Murky Divers. Some of your items will be available to shred for money, which is denoted by the money symbol. But others are full corpses, and sometimes just parts of corpses. You may find corpses all together, or you may spot a hand or a foot. Once you pick it up you'll quickly realize if it's a corpse or body part by taking a good look at it. At one point I picked up a strange item, but after picking it up I realized it looked like a hand with a bone sticking out of it. You can store the item for safekeeping by pressing the "X" key. Screenshot: PC...

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The collection will include several classic fighting games.

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MonsterVine Wednesday, June 19, 2024 1:00 PM
     I recently had the opportunity to experience Tales of the Shire, a delightful life simulation game set in the picturesque Shire of Bywater, inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's novels. Unlike the movies, this game takes on a cheerful, colorful, and low-pressure vibe. Taking place between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the game begins […]

MonsterVine Wednesday, June 19, 2024 12:00 PM
     During 2024's Summer Game Fest, I got hands-on time with SNK's highly anticipated fighting game, Fatal Fury City of the Wolves. After playing it and chatting with the devs, this is a fighting game that fans of the genre will want to play because it is extremely fun to play and does some things differently […]