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Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 6:10 PM

Over the last few days, people have been talking a lot about Guy "Dr. Disrespect" Beahm, the once-popular Twitch streamer who was permanently banned from the site in 2020 for mysterious reasons, shifted to YouTube, and who has now come under fire for reportedly sending inappropriate text messages to a minor. These…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 5:30 PM

There's a ton of new stuff to enjoy in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree, the massive new DLC from FromSoftware. But aside from the very pretty Gravesite Plains, and one of those annoying chakram ninja things, the very first thing you'll notice when you step into the Realm of Shadow is a massive, walking Wicker Man on…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 5:20 PM

Payday 3 launched with no offline mode for solo players. Now, nearly nine months after launch, it's getting an offline solo mode. But, there's a catch: You'll still need to be online to access it.


Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 4:45 PM

If there's one thing we can all agree on about Destiny 2, it's that it has a lot of menus, where you probably spend lots of time managing all sorts of little things, from bounties to excess inventory, quest tracking, and more. Honestly, I think I spend a quarter of my time with Destiny not shooting aliens or exploring…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 4:33 PM

Herschel "Dr Disrespect" Beahm was one of the biggest streamers on Twitch when the Amazon-owned streaming platform permanently banned him in mid-2020. The suddenness of the high-profile ejection, coupled with both Beahm and Twitch staying silent over what had actually happened and why, turned the incident into the…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 4:20 PM

Elden Ring has once again found itself at the center of a huge discourse around video game difficulty and I'm already mostly bored of it. Not only do we keep having the same conversation, but it often feels like the wrong conversation, too. However, there's a wrinkle in this latest round that has piqued my curiosity…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 4:00 PM

The sheer scale of Shadow of the Erdtree, Elden Ring's excellent (and punishing) new DLC, is enough to amaze you. The large map stacks on top of itself, offering myriad nooks and crannies to explore, new weapons to wield, new armor to wear, and new bosses to fight. It's so massive that I said in my review FromSoftware…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 3:20 PM

Honkai: Star Rail is saying goodbye to the Penacony storyline in the Version 2.3 update. While there are new quests and the challenging Apocalyptic Shadow game mode to enjoy, the highlights are the latest playable characters. Jade has already captured a…certain audience type that is looking forward to her banner in…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 3:10 PM

Full disclosure: While I'm aware of The Acolyte's interconnectivity to the Star Wars: High Republic comic books, I've only read a few issues and don't follow the back and forth with the intensity of a "serious fan." I'm watching the show on its own merits, and at least so far, am impressed by the strong storytelling.…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 2:55 PM

Fortnite's Chapter 5 Season 3 battle pass has various quests that you can complete that will reward them XP upon completion. Week 4's batch of quests introduces five new challenges, each worth 15k XP. This means that if you complete all five quests, you'll be rewarded with 75,000 XP, which can be used to further…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 2:43 PM

Guy "Dr Disrespect" Beahm has broken his silence on allegations that he was banned from Twitch in 2020 for allegedly "sexting" a minor. The famous streamer admitted to the incident but said there were no "real intentions behind these messages" and claimed nothing illegal happened. "No pictures were shared, no crimes…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 2:30 PM

Version 2.3 of Honkai: Star Rail might have brought an end to the Penacony story, but it also introduced us to the new Apocalyptic Shadow game mode. This formidable challenge has you face off against two former boss enemies with some new tricks up their sleeves. If you're having trouble facing these tough opponents,…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 2:20 PM

Amazon giving 15 free games to Prime members ahead of Prime Day 2024, the online retail giant's big, made-up holiday all-about deals. 'Tis the season!


Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 2:10 PM

Destiny 2: The Final Shape is here, the culmination of a decades' worth of storytelling, and there's a lot to enjoy with it. New modes, new weapons, a gorgeous new world. But once you pull yourself away from the stunning environments in The Final Shape, it's time to explore more of the story. By now, you'll have…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 1:50 PM

Gaming headset maker Turtle Beach is the latest company to cut ties with Guy "Dr Disrespect" Beahm amid allegations he was banned from Twitch back in 2020 for sexting a minor. The company's decision arrived alongside a new report by Bloomberg corroborating claims that Beahm, who has denied any "wrongdoing," acted…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 1:07 PM

This week will mark the Early Access release of Dawntrail, Final Fantasy XIV's latest expansion, which means that those who pre-ordered it will be diving into the new tropical location of Tural. Everyone else will have to wait till July 2, but even they have things to look forward to this week thanks to the massive…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 12:55 PM

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth's gun-arm wielding, zealous environmentalist, Barret, not only makes for a great ranged fighter, he can typically soak more damage than anyone else given his high defense and HP stats. So when it comes to kitting out Barret with the best gear, it's a solid idea to reinforce his tank-like…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 12:45 PM

Dragon Age: The Veilguard is coming to PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S this fall. BioWare has been focusing a lot of its marketing push for the sequel on the game's party of seven heroes, each of whom embodies a different faction within the universe and will be a romance option. But where will these new…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 12:30 PM

I'm a sucker for physical games. Walking into a Walmart or Target and seeing the game section made up almost exclusively of download codes makes my gamer spirit cry out in anguish. By the same token, any time a physical edition of a new game or an old classic gets announced I get a warm, fuzzy feeling inside again.…


Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 12:15 PM

Mortal Kombat 1's next round of DLC fighters seems to have leaked online via a data miner who has a history of accurately unveiling new characters ahead of their official announcements. If you have ever wanted to see the T-1000 fight Conan the Barbarian, well, I've got some good news for you.


Kotaku Tuesday, June 25, 2024 12:05 PM

For its mid-season update, which drops on June 26, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III is getting a new playlist called Bit Party. As the name might suggest, Bit Party pixelates a popular map from MW3 and makes everything look far more whimsical than it usually does. The modifier asks players to keep a cool head as their…


PCGamesN Tuesday, June 25, 2024 6:38 PM
     The Riven remake is out now, already has a 95% rating on Steam

Playing Riven and Myst back in the day was an experience unlike anything else and is something that will probably never be repeated. As a verified old person who was there and even read the novels, it's impossible to understate the buzz and excitement these obtuse, confusing puzzle games caused. Whispered conversations in school corridors about what to do with levers, no guides or walkthroughs to help, just the collective minds of a bunch of nerdy children all bashing their heads against puzzles. It was a unique time and while it may never be seen again, there's a chance now to experience it in a different way as the stunning Riven remake has just launched.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 25, 2024 6:18 PM
     7 Days to Die launching soon, asks Steam players to test full version

A week is a long time in politics but 11 years is an even longer time in gaming. 7 Days to Die has spent over a decade in early access, but that's all about to end. Version 1.0 is knocking on the door and is ready to enter the room. Before the game launches into its final, full form, you can test it out for a few days.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: 7 Days to Die System Requirements, 7 Days to Die mods, Best zombie games

PCGamesN Tuesday, June 25, 2024 4:13 PM
     Dr Disrespect confirms Twitch cut ties due to his messages to a minor

Rumors have circulated since 2020 regarding the reason for Guy 'Dr Disrespect' Beahm's abrupt ban from Twitch. This week, allegations came to light that caused Midnight Society, a development team he helped set up, to sever ties with Beahm. Earlier today, peripheral manufacturer Turtle Beach also ended its long-running partnership with the streamer. Now, in a statement made on X, Beahm has addressed the allegations.

PCGamesN Tuesday, June 25, 2024 1:04 PM
     Dystopika is 2024's best new city builder but no-one's playing it

Unfairness is one of the defining aspects of any good cyberpunk setting. Those living comfortably do so at the expense of the working masses, keeping a corporate boot on the neck of humanity. The real world, however, shouldn't be afflicted with such unfairness, but the rot does manage to creep in. One definitely unfair thing is the fortunes of Dystopika, a wonderful relaxing cyberpunk city builder which has received lashings of praise, but struggled to find an audience.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 25, 2024 12:36 PM
     Prince of Persia The Lost Crown gets permanent $10 price drop

One of the best metroidvania games in years, Prince of Persia The Lost Crown is now $10 cheaper on every platform. With a Steam launch on the way I hope the price drop encourages even more people to give it a go, especially considering the Hollow Knight: Silksong release date remains a mystery.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 25, 2024 12:28 PM
     Try these games if you liked Baldur's Gate 3

What are the best games like Baldur's Gate 3? One of the best RPGs in recent memory, Larian Studios' BG3 surprised many with its nuanced, epic story of Cthulhu-like monsters infecting a party of memorable and diverse heroes with interdimensional magic worms. Based on the 5th Edition of Dungeons and Dragons, the third entry in this storied series, the computer role-playing game - or CRPG - provided dozens of hours of tactical spell-slinging, dice rolling, dialogue navigating, and gorgeous fantasy world exploring fun. And there's a genuine possibility that if you played more than once with so many branching narratives and awesome classes to try, you're likely hitting the hundreds of hours.

PK called it an instant classic in our Baldur's Gate 3 review. But what if you finished exploring Baldur's Gate, its surrounding areas, and another plane of existence or two besides? While there's nothing that, in our opinion, does it quite like BG3, there are more than a handful of games that check the most important boxes: great companion characters, exciting worlds to explore, and deep RPG game combat mechanics that we'll sure you'll love almost as much as adventuring through Faerun.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Baldur's Gate 3 builds, BG3 mods, Baldur's Gate 3 classes

PCGamesN Tuesday, June 25, 2024 12:21 PM
     Grab the AMD Ryzen 7 7700 at its lowest ever price, if you're quick

The AMD Ryzen 7 7700 has just dropped to its lowest ever price on Amazon, making this eight-core gaming CPU an excellent option for those seeking an AMD CPU deal. It's not the absolute fastest CPU AMD makes for gaming, but it's still a great all-rounder, and it's nearly $100 cheaper than the current king of the hill the 7800X3D.

With eight of AMD's latest Zen 4 cores housed inside it, the Ryzen 7 7700 is a powerful CPU, and if had this price at launch it would have found itself a place on our best gaming CPU guide. However, this is a limited-time deal, so you'll have to act fast to get this great CPU for this price.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Ryzen 7 7800X3D review, Best gaming CPU, Radeon RX 7800 XT review

PCGamesN Tuesday, June 25, 2024 12:17 PM
     This AOC gaming laptop has an incredible 62% off, but there's a catch

Looking for a powerful yet affordable gaming laptop? This AOC laptop on Amazon might be the perfect choice. It's currently discounted by a massive 62% off, bringing the price down by a huge $1050. You can save even more with a $105 discount voucher at checkout.

For anyone looking for a lower-cost laptop that boasts competitive performance without breaking the bank, the AOC gaming laptop, which comes with a bright, bold backlit keyboard that changes color, is a great option, especially for newer gamers or users looking for one of the best budget laptops for more general use.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 25, 2024 12:10 PM
     Five Nights TD codes June 2024

What are the newest Five Nights TD codes? The latest list of working Nights TD codes we've put together in this guide has been fully tested and is ready to grant you helpful rewards like in-game currency and other essentials.

Inspired by the original Five Nights at Freddy's games, this Roblox take on the iconic horror franchise has been immensely popular with thousands of active players. If it's other horror games you're after, be sure to try out the current Descent codes or Murder Mystery 2 codes. To make it through the night in Five Nights TD though, you'll need the rewards from the codes listed below for the best chance of survival.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 25, 2024 12:12 PM
     The best tank games on PC 2024

What are the best tank games on PC? Rolling into battle in a vehicle that weighs the same as ten elephants and can raze entire buildings with a single shot never gets old, but finding a tank game that delivers in every key area is not always easy. Sometimes, the thrill of vulnerability is vital to the whole experience: the agony of reloading, the snail's pace, and the fact that you're the enemy's priority target - and not a small one at that.

Just like the best war games, the best tank games are brilliant because they're all about making you, the player, feel both overpowered and invulnerable. But the tank in some of the best free PC games is also synonymous with tense firefights and immense claustrophobia. From hyper-realistic, control-laden sims to arcadey, point-and-explode shoot-'em-ups (and maybe even a sneaky anime RPG or two), there's a tank game for every type of player.

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PCGamesN Tuesday, June 25, 2024 12:00 PM
     Supervive may be the reason I quit League of Legends

I've been playing League of Legends for far too long. It's the game that inspired me to get into news writing in the first place, and the one shining light during the darkness that the COVID-19 pandemic cast over the supposed 'best years of my life.' And yet, my relationship with it remains complex; at the moment, I just can't bring myself to love it like I used to. So, in its absence, my eyes wandered over to Supervive (formerly Project Loki), the all-new MOBA experience from Theorycraft Games. I've been watching its progress for the past few months and recently had the chance to take it for a spin myself. After hours of pure, unadulterated chaos, I can confirm it may be the game that finally steals me away from League.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, June 25, 2024 6:32 PM

Forza Horizon 4 is my favourite racing game of all time, and a gloriously daft celebration of going fast set in a stunning, pastoral recreation of the UK. If you haven't played it, you should buy it quick - because it's being delisted from digital storefronts later this year, and its DLC disappears from sale today.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, June 25, 2024 6:03 PM

Dead By Daylight is an asymmetric horror multiplayer game, in which one player, the killer, attempts to sacrifice all the other players on the server. Now the other players could be Lara Croft, who has been added to the game's public test server in advance of a full release next month.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, June 25, 2024 5:25 PM

Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed is bringing the cult classic 3D platformer to PC, with updated controls and graphics, more than a decade after its original Wii-exclusive release. Now it has a specific release date: September 24th.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, June 25, 2024 12:59 PM

Elden Ring's Shadow Of The Erdtree DLC yet hovers at Mixed in the blood-encrusted annals of the Steam user review consensus. As Nic wrote earlier in the week, a portion of the negative feedback is aimed at the expansion's difficulty, which is certainly a Thing To Hear after years of being told by kindly gamers that I only hand out low review scores because I can't press the buttons in the right order.

As publishers Bandai Namco have sweetly observed, struggling players are perhaps forgetting that you can raise your overall power level by gathering Scadutree Fragments, a system of collectibles designed to ensure a tough challenge even for endgame players, while giving you the option of effectively rebalancing the expansion through exploration. The downside there, as a few people have pointed out, is that some players don't want to hunt for collectibles before they can topple the bosses.

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 25, 2024 6:30 PM

Nergigante Figure

Capcom announced the reissue of the Nergigante figure from their Capcom Figure Builder Creators Model series. This reprint edition of Nergigante is scheduled for delivery starting January 30, 2025. The figure is priced at 22,000 yen (approximately $152 USD). It is immediately available for pre-orders through the official e-Capcom store.

Nergigante, introduced in Monster Hunter World, is an elder dragon known for its fearsome spine-covered appearance. In the Monster Hunter 20th Anniversary Showcase, Nergigante was voted the second most popular monster in the Hunter's Choice popularity poll, just after Zinogre. A highlight reel of Nergigante was posted to their YouTube channel, showcasing the elder dragon's fierce presence. 

You can watch it below:


The figure, sculpted by Takayuki Higashi, depicts Nergigante perched atop a pillar from Elder's Recess, the location where most players encounter the monster. It measures approximately 320mm high (12.6 inches), 300mm wide (11.8 inches), and 280mm deep (11 inches), made from PVC and ABS materials.

You can take a look at the statue below:

In addition to the Nergigante, Capcom is also reissuing figures of other popular monsters such as Rathalos and Rathian. Pre-orders for the Nergigante statue are now open on the official e-Capcom website. Delivery is scheduled to start on January 30, 2025.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is available on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. 

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 25, 2024 6:00 PM

Lara Croft Dead by Daylight

Lara Croft from Tomb Raider is being added to Dead by Daylight, as revealed by Behaviour Interactive. She will be releasing on July 16, 2024, although a test build is available now through Steam.

The star of the Tomb Raider franchise, Lara Croft is the latest survivor being added to Dead by Daylight. Putting emphasis on the survivor label, her appearance is based on the 2013 reboot game, although without any of her weapons. It is unknown if skins based on earlier games will be added.

Lara's perks have also been revealed. Finesse will allow vaults to be 20% faster while healthy. Hardened reveals the killer's aura any time you would normally scream, after opening a chest or cleansing a totem. Finally, Specialist grants tokens that improve skill checks for generators. All these perks are named after elements of Lara's skill tree in recent games. Hardened and Specialist are named after the skill tiers in the 2013 reboot while Finesse shares its name with a skill from Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Lara Croft is one of many video game crossovers that have appeared in Dead by Daylight, although this is the first to not be based on a horror franchise. In addition to previous franchises such as Resident Evil, Silent Hill and Alan Wake, Behaviour Interactive have announced that Castlevania will also be added at a later date.

Dead by Daylight is out now for PC, PS5, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Switch. Lara Croft will be added to the game on July 16, 2024.

The post Tomb Raider's Lara Croft Coming to Dead by Daylight appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, June 25, 2024 5:45 PM

A completely new anime adaptation of Ranma 1/2 has been confirmed. This exciting announcement was made on the official Twitter page of the original author, Rumiko Takahashi, marking the first new Ranma 1/2 anime in 14 years since the 2010 OVA.

View the announcement post below:


The announcement on twitter stated, "A completely new anime of Ranma 1/2 is going to be produced!" Alongside this, an official twitter account for the Ranma 1/2 anime has been launched, further confirming the production. It's also been announced that more details will be revealed during a special event on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at 6:00 PM JST. The event will be streamed live on the official twitter account.

Ranma 1/2 is a romantic comedy about Ranma Saotome, a high school student who transforms into a woman when splashed with cold water, and his fiancée, Akane Tendo. The series follows their daily life and the comedic and dramatic events that ensue. Originally serialized in Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday Comics, Ranma 1/2 has seen various adaptations, including an animated series, OVAs, and a live-action drama.

The Ranma 1/2 Ova and Movie Collection is available now via Viz Media. The anime is streaming on Hulu. Viz Media handles the manga outside Japan.

The post New Anime Adaptation of Ranma 1/2 Confirmed appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, June 25, 2024 5:00 PM

Elden Ring Controller

Thrustmaster and Bandai Namco collaborated to produce a new controller inspired by the Elden Ring DLC expansion Shadow of the Erdtree. The controller boasts more precision and customizability, but comes with a hefty price tag of $199.99.

The Eswap X2 Elden Ring Pro Controller is compatible with Xbox consoles and PCs, and includes mechanical buttons and precise analog sticks. Said sticks as well as the directional pad are also able to be removed or swapped around, while on the underside are extra mappable buttons for assigning shortcuts. The Elden Ring controller itself is black with gold accents and has side panels that resemble lacquered wood. US orders are available from Amazon for $199.99, plus shipping with a release date of September 30, 2023.

You can get a look at the controller via the gallery below:

Alongside the expansion, Developer FromSoftware released a new update for the game that tweaks weapon balance and allows your mount to be used in a certain boss arena. Prior to the launch, the company also warned players against sharing spoilers online.

The Eswap X2 Elden Ring Pro Controller is available to order in the US from Amazon with a release date of September 30, 2024. Other retailers are listed on the main webpage. Elden Ring itself, as well as the Shadow of the Erdtree expansion, are readily available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 25, 2024 4:45 PM

Nijisanji EN's Anime Expo Offerings. The Live concert and Wander Wonder World are cancelled.

The first-ever live Nijisanji concert in North America has been cancelled. Anime Expo 2024, originally going to hold the NIJISANJI EN SUMMER JAM on July 6th and a live concert, "Welcome to Wonder Wander World," on July 7th, has announced that both of these live events will no longer be happening.

The press release, coming from the official Anime Expo site, did not clarify exactly why the Nijisanji live concert was cancelled. This is not the first time Nijisanji has pulled out of a convention event. Nijisanji previously cancelled an event at OffKai Expo in May, where Vtubers Millie Parfait, Enna Aloutte, and Reimu Endou were supposed to be attending. The abruptness of this cancellation seems to be the main sticking point, with many people taking their laments to Twitter.

Nijisanji announcing that this first-ever live concert has been cancelled comes on the heels of a number of issues around Nijisanji's English Branch's decline and after the sudden departure of one of their talents, Selen Tatsuki.

While the Live concerts will no longer be happening, the NIJISANJI EN SUMMER JAM will be live streamed for free on the official Nijisanji Youtube Channel and according to Anime Expo, full refunds for the tickets will be offered and processed. In addition, Nijisanji has stated that they are working on special perks and offerings for individuals who purchased the tickets as an apology.

Anime Expo will be held from July 4 - July 7, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 25, 2024 4:30 PM

CTW Corporation announced the upcoming release of So I'm a Spider, So What: The Ruler of the Labyrinth, a new browser game based on the anime series So I'm a Spider, So What. Pre-registration for the game is now open in Japan.

The game will be available on the G123 platform, which hosts other anime-inspired titles such as Goblin Slayer, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Black Lagoon, and Monster Musume in Japan.  The game involves training and evolving Kumoko, the main character, gathering companions, and using strategy to overcome challenges. It features automatic battles influenced by the player's skills set, training level, and equipment. The objective is to survive in a labyrinth filled with powerful monsters and ultimately become its ruler.

So I'm a Spider, So What is an isekai series in which the protagonist and her classmates are reincarnated into a new world after a disaster. While many are reborn as powerful beings, the protagonist finds herself as a spider, the weakest species. She must navigate this new RPG-like world, defeating monsters to level up and evolve.

So I'm a Spider, So What: The Ruler of the Labyrinth will be available on the G123 platform and is free to play, with in-game purchases available. The anime series So I'm a Spider, So What can be streamed on Crunchyroll. Yen Press handles the manga and audiobook adaptations.

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 25, 2024 4:19 PM

FFVII Remake Kyrie Concept Art

Square Enix shared concept art of Kyrie Canaan from FFVII Remake. The artwork provides a look at an early design of the character, highlighting differences in her hair, socks, and shoes compared to her final in-game appearance.

Check out the Twitter post containing the concept art for Kyrie Canaan in the FFVII Remake below:


Kyrie Canaan appears in Final Fantasy VII Remake as part of several side quests. This concept art illustrates the changes made during development to her overall look, providing insight into the design choices that shaped her final appearance. Typically, this artwork is only available in their art book, Final Fantasy VII Remake Material Ultimania. However Square Enix has been sharing concept art through the official Final Fantasy VII Twitter account for some time now, offering a look at the development process free of charge.

Previously, they shared concept art of Cloud's dress options, showcasing one of the three dresses Cloud can wear during the infiltration of Don Corneo's mansion. Another piece of art features characters in their frog forms when inflicted with the toad status effect.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Its sequel, FFVII Rebirth, was released for the PlayStation 5 on February 29, 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 25, 2024 4:00 PM

First Nijisanji NBA Vtuber Art Revealed

Nijisanji revealed the phase 1 Vtuber art for the upcoming NBA collaboration. In addition to individual pieces showing their standard and chibi forms, the official website updated with art of all the phase 1 individuals at the top. 

Here's the full list of all the Nijisanji Vtuber participants in the Eastern and Western NBA divisions for phase 1. 

  • Elira Pendora x Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Fuwa Minato x Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Kanae x Detroit Pistons
  • Kotoka Torahime x Portland Trail Blazers
  • Luca Kaneshiro x Indiana Pacers
  • Sonny Brisko x Utah Jazz
  • Vox Akuma x Chicago Bulls
  • Uki Violeta x Milwaukee Bucks
  • Ver Vermilion x Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Yu Q Wilson x Denver Nuggets

This is the official art Anycolor shared via social media with us for their 10 designs.


There will be three phases of reveals for this project. As there are 30 total, each wave will likely reveal 10. The following still have yet to be assigned teams.

  • Alban Knox
  • Claude Clawmark
  • Doppio Dropscythe
  • Elira Pendora
  • Enna Alouette
  • Finana Ryugu
  • Fulgar Ovid
  • Ike Eveland
  • Inui Toko
  • Kagami Hayato
  • Kuzuha
  • Maria Marionette
  • Millie Parfait
  • Nagao Kei
  • Petra Gurin
  • Reimu Endou
  • Ren Zotto
  • Sasaki Saku
  • Shu Yamino
  • Vantacrow Bringer
  • Vezalius Bandage

This isn't the only major Vtuber agency collaborating with sports teams outside Japan. Hololive Night with the Dodgers is coming on July 5, 2024. That event features Usada Pekora, Gawr Gura, and Hoshimachi Suisei. 

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 25, 2024 3:30 PM

iBuyPower Releases Persona 3 Reload RDY Y60 PC

Back in November 2023, Hyte and iBuyPower teased a Persona 3 Reload Y60 PC case and RDY PC. Now, the item is available and shipping for $1,999. This could be a temporary price, as the official listing noted it is typically $2,249.

The particular PC iBuyPower is selling is a Windows 11 system with Intel Core i7, a GeForce RTX 4070 Super 12GB video card, a 2TB SSD, and 32GB ram. It also comes with an iBuyPower RGB gaming keyboard and optical mouse. A Persona 3 Reload Fool Arcana card in metal tin is also included.

It is possible to get just the Persona 3 Reload Y60 PC case. That is at Hyte for $229.99. Its bundle comes with a Fool Arcana Tarot card, like the one appearing in the game, in a metal tin with imagery from the title on it. That started shipping in February 2024. The company also sold a number of keyboards and mouse pads with designs and art from the game as well. However, only the bonus tin comes with the PC model iBuyPower is selling.

Persona 3 Reload is available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC. The Persona 3 Reload RDY in Y60 case is on sale now as well.

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 25, 2024 3:00 PM

Radiant Tale: Fanfare is a delightful follow-up to the original otome game and really relies on you loving the characters.

Sometimes, an Idea Factory and Otomate's fan disc follow-up for an otome game does something more than just offer epilogues and side-stories for major characters. There are times when there will be entirely new routes. Radiant Tale: Fanfare is a perfect example, and it means the game is more solid because it adds additional love interests alongside the returning crew.

There are essentially three parts to the Radiant Tale: Fanfare otome game, but the bulk (and best) of it is split between epilogues with Ion, Paschalia, Radie, Vilio, and Zafora and an entirely new epilogue story that involves actual dedicated routes for Jinnia and Liyan. Alest and Colivus have some moments in the new storyline that takes place after a common route where Tifalia doesn't end up with anyone as well, but Jinnia and Liyan's stories are much more extensive. Which is a bit of a shame when it comes to Alest, because he's quite fun!

Anyways, in the case of the returning bachelors, we're getting a chance to follow up with Tifalia after she's already (mostly) established with the five romance options from the original Radiant Tale otome game. Generally, I feel like they're mostly solid. Everyone tends to stay in-character, and the stories end up being a bit varied. I didn't expect Tifalia and Radie to be as committed as they are already by the time their extra story rolled around, but I guess it makes sense given their closeness in the original title. In fact, I generally liked all the storylines, and the fan disc made me appreciate Paschalia a bit more than I did in the original.

However, I truly feel like the highlight of Radiant Tale: Fanfare is the additional storyline that gives Jinnia and Liyan full storylines with Tifalia. Liyan's is absolutely fantastic and there's some great pay-off here, especially given all the teasing and moments in the original otome game. It is handled very well here, especially given the new plotline and role Tifalia plays once CIRCUS is done. The execution honestly makes me question even further why he wasn't a part of the primary cast to begin with. As for Jinnia, I didn't honestly expect to want to romance him, but his storyline is just as strong as Liyan's. He's hilarious and there are wonderful moments between him and Tifalia. In fact, I felt like Jinnia and Liyan's routes in the fan disc might have felt stronger and more well-thought out than Paschalia's, Ion's, and Zafora's in the base game, and I really liked Ion as a character.


All of the stories are really quite fun to read and go through. The localization is great. I'd say it's especially fun in the new storyline with Jinnia and Liyan, as both characters are such strong personalities and really steal the spotlight. However, the other side stories are fun too. I wouldn't say I'm as big of a fan of the interludes, which feature characters discussing amongst themselves briefly, but they're okay. Also, as you'd expect from a follow-up to Radiant Tale, the CGs are bright, vibrant, and often rely upon fairy tale ambiance. They look quite good.

Really, the only downside is that the original otome game is required reading for Radiant Tale: Fanfare. There is no way you can go into this without having experienced the original adventure. The new epilogues for the main bachelors rely upon the past experiences with Tifalia. The new storyline picks up after the end of that and with her working on a new task for the royal family, so you will be lost if you don't know why the event she's working on is even happening. Still, the first game is very good and worth playing, so get to it?

Radiant Tale: Fanfare is a delightful follow-up to the original otome game and really relies on you loving the characters. The entirely new epilogue storyline with Jinnia and Liyan as the main love interests feels like one of the best and most refreshing parts of this new adventure. However, the additional stories with Tifalia in established relationships with the original five characters also does well with building up on those stories. If you enjoyed the original, it's worth returning for this sequel.

Radiant Tale: Fanfare will come to the Nintendo Switch on June 27, 2024

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 25, 2024 2:30 PM

Krile Becomes a NPC Avatar in FFXIV Trust System

Now that Square Enix released the 7.0 and Dawntrail FFXIV patch notes, we know that Krile will be a Trust system NPC avatar. She will be available after the update, but only after people play through the MMORPG's story to a certain point.

Krile is a Lalafell and member of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn in FFXIV. She first appeared in the game following the Heavensward expansion and was part of the Students of Badesion. Once the patch goes through and 7.0 and Dawntrail are around, people can unlock her as a Trust System NPC avatar after going through the main scenario. She'll join fellow FFXIV Trust System NPC avatar Scions like Alisaie, Alphinaud, Estinian, G'raha Tia, Thancred, Urianger, and Y'shtola. She, like all NPC avatars, will also be able to get new glamours and reach the level 100 cap after the update.

As a reminder, Krile will get a new job in FFXIV once Dawntrail debuts. We saw in the full trailer for the expansion that she will become a Pictomancer. This is the entirely new magical ranged DPS job that any player can become, provided they hit level 80. Previously, the character was a Conjurer.

In addition to bringing up Krile, we also know about other inclusions and updates thanks to the 7.0 patch notes. For example, Estate Holder Rights are coming for those who own houses.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the Dawntrail expansion will arrive on July 2, 2024. Early access kicks off on June 28, 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 25, 2024 2:00 PM

Dragon Quest Carnival in Minatomirai Yokohama Japan will have special exhibit for Dragon Quest III HD-2D remake

Dragon Quest is one of the most famous video game franchises in Japan, and Dragon Quest III holds a further distinction as the most famous entry in the country. A couple of companies across the country have announced plans to hold new events following the reveal of Dragon Quest III's HD-2D remake at the June 2024 Nintendo Direct.

Square Enix—the video game series publisher—will hold the Dragon Quest Carnival in Minatomirai, Yokohama from July 20, 2024, until August 18, 2024. The company will set up a special exhibit to celebrate the announcement of the Dragon Quest III remake at the Sky Garden on the 69th floor of Yokohama Landmark Tower. The venue will also include a photo spot featuring famous monsters like the Slimes.

Meanwhile, the Nijigen no Mori amusement park on Awaji Island is celebrating the third anniversary of the Dragon Quest Island attraction zone, which launched in May 2021. The anniversary event was originally slated to run from April 26, 2024, until June 30, 2024. But after Square Enix revealed the Dragon Quest III remake, the theme park's company decided to extend the event's duration for a whole month until July 31, 2024.

Even though Square Enix also revealed new HD-2D remakes of the first two Dragon Quest entries at the Nintendo Direct, these Japanese events will focus on Dragon Quest III as it is the most popular mainline entry in Japan.

ITMedia NetLab held a Japan-exclusive popularity poll covering the eleven mainline Dragon Quest entries available as of March 2024, and Dragon Quest III topped the ranking with 392 out of 1683 votes. Meanwhile, Dragon Quest II ranked in seventh place, while the first game could only get tenth place out of the eleven games.

The HD-2D remake of Dragon Quest III will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC simultaneously worldwide on November 14, 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 25, 2024 1:30 PM

Trigun Stampede Updates beastars anime

Producer Yoshihiro Watanabe teased that the Orange Studio Unveiling showcase at Anime Expo 2024 may include updates on the Trigun Stampede and Beastars anime series. The event will take place at the Petree Hall panel room on July 4, 2024, and it begins at 11am PT for attendees.

The panel is set to showcase the studio's work as well as upcoming anime series Leviathan, which is based on the books by Scott Westerfeld. Watanabe, who is set to speak at the panel, stated that it would also include "follow up" on the featured series which could include new updates on the second season of Trigun Stampede and/or the third season of Beastars. Watanabe is set to be joined by fellow producers Kiyotaka Waki and Justin Leach.

You can find the tweet from producer Yoshihiro Watanabe below:


Earlier in June 2024, it was announced that the Blu-ray and DVD releases of Trigun Stampede would arrive in September 2024. Beastars, meanwhile, was also present at last year's Netflix panel at Anime Expo 2023.

Updates on Trigun Stampede and Beastars are expected at the Orange Studio Unveiling event at Anime Expo Los Angeles on July 4, 2024. The Trigun Stampede and Beastars anime are available to watch on Crunchyroll and Netflix respectively.

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 25, 2024 1:00 PM

Classic Dragon Quest Villain Plushes Are Back in Stock

Square Enix announced that the Legendary Demon King line of Dragon Quest villain plushes will soon be re-released. Each plush cost 6,380 yen (or approximately $40), and they are now available to pre-order in Japan from the Square Enix online eStore.

There are three final bosses featured in the Legendary Demon King plush line and they are the Dragonlord from Dragon Quest, Malroth from Dragon Quest 2, and Zoma from Dragon Quest 3. The Dragonlord plush is available only in his true dragon form. As for Malroth (also known in Japan as Sidoh,) the color scheme used for his plush shows him with an alternate blue color scheme, instead of his signature green.

Check out the Dragon Quest plushes of villains Dragonlord, Malroth, and Zoma in more detail here:

As a reminder, Square Enix revealed the release date for the upcoming Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake as November 14, 2024 during the latest Nintendo Direct, as well as confirming that the Dragon Quest I & II HD-2D Remake will appear sometime in 2025.

The Dragon Quest villain plushes are now available for pre-order from the Square Enix online eStore. Each one costs 6,380 yen (~$40) and they will release in Japan July 20, 2024.

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Siliconera Tuesday, June 25, 2024 12:30 PM

7.0 FFXIV Housing Changes Include Estate Holder Rights, Ward Classifications

The preliminary 7.0 and FFXIV Dawntrail patch notes went over housing changes, with both Estate Holder Rights and Ward Classification taking effect after the update. These will appear alongside other quality of life adjustments tied to the housing lottery and furnishings.

The Estate Holder Rights Housing system in FFXIV will let you remove and block people from your home. How it works is if the Free Company Master, private owner, or a secondary rightsholder is there when someone they don't want around is, a player can opt to click on them to make them a "Barred Character." They will then be added to someone's personal Barred Character List for 10 days and unable to enter your estate. These can be then adjusted in the Estate Holder Rights to determine who the rightsholder to a property is and who can adjust the banned visitors list.

As for the FFXIV Housing Ward reclassifications, these only apply to certain worlds. In North America, the Dynamis Data Center wolds Cuchulainn, Golem, Halicarnassus, Kraken, Maduin, Marilith, Rafflesia, and Seraph are affected. In Europe, Chaos' Phantom and Sagittarius and Light's Alpha and Raiden will experience changes. The new Wards and land purchase eligibility designations will be as follows starting on June 29, 2024:

  • Wards 1-6: Free Companies
  • Wards 7-20: Free Companies/Private Buyers
  • Wards 21-24: Private Buyers
  • Ward 25: Free Companies
  • Wards 26-29: Free Companies/Private Buyers
  • Ward 30: Private Buyers

People who are taking part in the Housing Lottery will also see reminders on estate placards that aren't the one they bid on noting they already have a pending entry at another place. 

Finally, there will be an array of new furnishings in FFXIV. Some are from the Furnishing Design Contests held in 2019 and 2022. Others are just generally new and original.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the Dawntrail expansion will arrive on July 2, 2024. Early access kicks off on June 28, 2024.

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Stellar Blade is available now for PlayStation 5.

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The game's DLC will start being delisted.

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