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GamersHeroes Wednesday, July 10, 2024 12:47 PM

Luigi's Mansion 2 HD is well worth a play for those looking for sheer charm and puzzling adventures in equal measure; just don't expect too many new twists and turns as you bust ghosts in the moonlight.

The post Luigi's Mansion 2 HD Review appeared first on GamersHeroes.

GamersHeroes Wednesday, July 10, 2024 12:21 PM

Based on popular demand, Super Evil Megacorp's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Splintered Fate will feature 4-player local couch co-op when it comes out for the Nintendo Switch on July 17.

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Kotaku Wednesday, July 10, 2024 4:53 PM

We already know Dragon Age: The Veilguard will have romance and spicy scenes. That's par for the course with a BioWare RPG in a post-Mass Effect world. But sounds like the upcoming game in the beloved fantasy series isn't restricting nudity to when protagonist Rook and their chosen partner are getting it on. What's…


Kotaku Wednesday, July 10, 2024 4:40 PM

Nintendo posts new trailers for upcoming Switch games all the time on its YouTube channel, but not like this. On Wednesday morning, the company uploaded a teaser titled "Emio" that's only fifteen seconds long, stars a person with a creepy paper bag over their head, and appears to tease an unannounced horror game…


Kotaku Wednesday, July 10, 2024 4:40 PM

Fortnite's Chapter 5 Season 3 Battle Pass has various quests that you can complete each week for some sweet XP. Week 7's batch of quests brings in five new challenges for players to complete, each worth 15,000 XP. If you complete all five quests, you'll be rewarded with 75,000 XP, which can be used to further your…


Kotaku Wednesday, July 10, 2024 4:30 PM

Riot Games has been trying to turn the popularity of League of Legends into an extended universe of multi-genre games for years now. That plan apparently included prototyping a Super Smash Bros.-style game starring League characters called Pool Party, but according to a new report the project was recently canned, due…


Kotaku Wednesday, July 10, 2024 4:15 PM

Well, would look at that, Valve made a new video game and you can play it right now. The new game is Sleet Fighter and it'sa DOTA 2-themed 2D fighter that exists within the popular MOBA.


Kotaku Wednesday, July 10, 2024 4:01 PM

Disney Dreamlight Valley's new "Majesty and Magnolia" Star Path sports plenty of exciting new motifs, furniture items, clothes, and more to uncover. To do so, however, you'll need to earn currency by completing 80 duties. Below, we've compiled the full list of "Majesty and Magnolia" Star Path duties along with tips on…


Kotaku Wednesday, July 10, 2024 2:50 PM

An Unreal Engine developer was able to get the classic FPS Doom running inside Fortnite, adding yet another entry to the ever-growing list of "Things That Can Run Doom."


Kotaku Wednesday, July 10, 2024 2:40 PM

The Dragon Age series has changed so much between games that almost every fan has a different vision of what BioWare's fantasy RPGs should be. Sometimes talking to a new Dragon Age fan can feel like walking on eggshells until you get a sense for where they fall on the community's most hotly debated topics. Are they an …


Kotaku Wednesday, July 10, 2024 2:35 PM

Have you finished Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth's 50-hour story? What about its 100 hours of side content? Every Remnawave tower, combat assignment, and summon shrine? Even the Odin one? Well, you're in luck! It sounds like Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is coming to PS Plus this month so you can dive into the…


Kotaku Wednesday, July 10, 2024 2:15 PM

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree ends on a real motherfucker of a boss. Seasoned and novice players alike have mostly loved the journey featured in the expansion to 2022's biggest game, but a decent few are split on the very final boss fight and how fair it is. Honestly? It's kind of bullshit.


Kotaku Wednesday, July 10, 2024 2:05 PM

In January 2023, one of the best video game adaptations made to date premiered on TV. A week later HBO's The Last of Us also premiered. The live-action prestige series based on the critically acclaimed Naughty Dog game of the same name overshadowed a more interesting game adaptation in the form of the anime Nier:…


Kotaku Wednesday, July 10, 2024 1:46 PM

The Acolyte, the new Disney+ Star Wars series set in the High Republic era, has been open about its intentions from the jump: portray the Jedi Order at the height of its power and show how they are responsible for their own fall from grace, the same fall we watched play out in the prequels over 20 years ago. But…


Kotaku Wednesday, July 10, 2024 1:35 PM

Microsoft is raising the price of every tier of Xbox Game Pass starting July 10. Fortunately, you can save a good chunk of change on the most expensive tier through a current Amazon deal. Stacking a year's worth of monthly subscriptions with this offer is $60 cheaper than paying the new price moving forward.


Kotaku Wednesday, July 10, 2024 1:04 PM

Xbox Game Pass started out feeling like a frivolous boondoggle aimed at distracting from the Xbox One's lack of hit exclusives. Then, it became the best deal in gaming thanks to a steady expansion of the Netflix-like subscription library with major third-party releases and critically acclaimed indies. Now it's bigger…


Kotaku Wednesday, July 10, 2024 12:44 PM

X-Men's master of magnetism, Magneto, has finally made his way to Fortnite. He's one of many skins you can unlock if you've purchased the Chapter 5 Season 3 Battle Pass. Magneto has various cosmetic items you can unlock, but you'll first need to complete a series of quests to get them. This guide will detail…


Kotaku Wednesday, July 10, 2024 12:25 PM

Popular YouTuber James "MrBeast" Donaldson explained what he would do if he was elected president of the United States. It basically amounted to him never picking a side and instead looking for a "middle ground" on all issues. This went over poorly online.


Kotaku Wednesday, July 10, 2024 12:10 PM

If you've fallen behind on some of your Fortnite weekly quests and are looking to earn some XP to progress your battle pass further, this guide will help you finish off any lingering Week 6 challenges. These quests are worth 15,000 XP each. So if you complete them all, you'll rack up 75,000 XP.


PCGamesN Wednesday, July 10, 2024 6:43 PM
     Classic MMO Old School Runescape sees return of its most iconic quest

One recurring problem in gaming has been an enduring unwillingness to look back. That's especially a problem with live service games, such as MMOs, which are continually evolving with no way to step back in time to experience the games as they were. Thankfully some developers are trying to fix that, with World of Warcraft Classic and Old School Runescape being the two most popular retro experiences. The latter of these is just about to get a huge boost, with the return of one of the game's most iconic quests.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best MMORPGs on PC, Runescape system requirements, Old School RuneScape: Beginner's guide

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 10, 2024 6:05 PM
     Aqua Racer codes July 2024

What are the new Aqua Racer codes? Water sports competitions in Roblox games make for a pretty good time, but things get even better when there are free codes to redeem. If you want to get a competitive edge while going for the win, the rewards you can get will make each session even more of a wild ride.

The same can be said for other Roblox games, like when using Basketball Legends codes and Super League Soccer codes. In this game's case though, so you can become the true king or queen of the waters, let's dive into all of the Aqua Racer codes available right now.

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MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 10, 2024 4:57 PM
     Dead Space Battlefield 2042 event brings players back but underwhelms

Isaac Clarke has had many adventures ever since the Necromorphs entered his life, but none are so strange as teleporting into the slightly-futuristic shooter Battlefield 2042. The Dead Space crossover event has kicked off giving players the chance to buy some exclusive cosmetics and jump into a new game mode titled Outbreak. In terms of getting players back into the game, it appears to have been a modest success - but some players are expressing disappointment.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Battlefield 2042 review, Best multiplayer games on PC, Best FPS games on PC

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 10, 2024 4:09 PM
     Trepang2 is the best FPS in years, and now it's cheaper than ever

There aren't enough single player FPS games anymore. Over the last few years, the genre has been dominated by multiplayer and co-op projects like Valorant, Escape From Tarkov, Destiny 2, and XDefiant. That's made one of the exceptions to this rule, last year's ferocious, FEAR inspired single player Trepang2 more than welcome. Given that its first DLC is set to come out later this month and the base game is currently on a massive discount through Steam, now's a great time to check the game out for yourselves.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best horror games, Best FPS games, Best PC Classics

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 10, 2024 4:02 PM
     New god game Fata Deum is keeping the spirit of Black and White alive

Lionhead Studios didn't get everything right in its brief, bright existence but there's one game it absolutely nailed: Black and White. Putting you in the disembodied hand of a god as you coaxed your people to power your miracles while looking after your giant, city-crushing pet, Black and White is a game of almost monumental ambition. There haven't been many attempts to recapture it in the intervening years but if there's one game that looks like it could take up the mantle, it's new god game Fata Deum.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best god games, Best city building games, Best simulation games

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 10, 2024 3:30 PM
     Bella Wants Blood, a horror roguelike tower defense, is out very soon

The tower defense genre has fallen slightly out of favor in recent years, which is only natural after an era where games like Plants vs Zombies, Kingdom Rush Vengeance, and Sanctum 2 so heavily dominated the strategy space. Combining tower defense with the roguelike and hand drawn horror elements of games like Cult of the Lamb, The Binding of Isaac, and Darkest Dungeon 2, though, is a compelling proposition. And this is exactly what the upcoming Bella Wants Blood looks to do when it launches later this month.

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 10, 2024 2:18 PM
     Cyber Knights Flashpoint, a great strategy game, just got even better

It's been years since a proper XCOM has come out, with XCOM 2 launching back in 2016 and the series' most recent spin off, XCOM: Chimera Squad coming out in 2020. Anyone looking for a good, sci fi tinged and squad based strategy game in the meantime, then, has had to look a bit further afield. Fortunately, games like the Cyberpunk 2077 and XCOM indebted Cyber Knights Flashpoint have arrived in the years that the latter series has been away, offering players the opportunity to test their tactical prowess in other ways.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best strategy games, Best 4X games, Best cyberpunk games

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 10, 2024 2:06 PM
     You can get Palworld for its lowest price ever, but only for a day

If you enjoy catching scores of adorable critters and putting them to work in grueling factories so that they can mass produce weapons of war then congratulations, you may be entitled to free therapy. Or, if you haven't bought it already, you could just pick up Palworld for the lowest price it's ever been. You'll have to act quickly, though, because Pocket Pair's creature capture game is only on sale for another 24 hours.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Palworld bosses, Palworld map, Palworld settings

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 10, 2024 1:21 PM
     Warframe meets Diablo 4 in this new cyberpunk extraction shooter

What do you get when you mix the customizable suits of Warframe, the blood and looting from Diablo 4, and a hefty dose of cyberpunk dystopia? You get Shell Runner, that's what. In the nightmarish future it imagines, megacorporations rule over all, leaving people fighting for their lives in the gutter. It blends top-down tactical shooting in a remote-controlled bodies with the objectives of an extraction shooter to create what looks to be a frenetic and fun time.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best cyberpunk games, Best FPS games, Best PC games

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 10, 2024 1:17 PM
     Renaissance Kingdom Wars is a new spin on the grand strategy genre

Grand strategy games like Crusader Kings 3 or Hearts of Iron 4 can be a great time, but the complexity that lies at the center of their appeal can also be intimidating to genre newcomers. Fortunately, those who want a gentler introduction to the strategy space can find enjoyably (but not impenetrably) dense starting points like Total War: Pharaoh, Age of Empires 4, or, very soon, the RTS and grand strategy mash up of the upcoming Renaissance Kingdom Wars.

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 10, 2024 6:49 PM
     Upcoming ARPG sequel Titan Quest 2 takes inspiration from Diablo 3

The APRG genre seems to be going through somewhat of a renaissance. Between games like Diablo 4, Last Epoch, New World Aeternum, and the enduring success of Path of Exile, action RPG fans have got tons to choose from. It's all a far cry from the sparse world the original Titan Quest arrived in. With Titan Quest 2 on the horizon, it's not a surprise to see it take inspiration from some of the other big ARPG titles out there right now.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best fantasy games, Best games like Diablo, Best co-op games

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 10, 2024 12:53 PM
     All Age of Empires 2 cheats

What are the Age of Empires 2 cheats? Cheating in AoE 2 - now the AoE 2 Definitive Edition - has always been less about gaming the system than it has been about letting loose and having some fun. While you can spawn in all the resources you could ever dream of, AoE 2 has some wonderful cheats that can spawn whacky units, like a Shelby Cobra or Alfred the Alpaca.

As one of the best RTS games of all time, Age of Empires 2 is a masterclass in resource management and real-time tactics, making for intense games that can span hours. Sometimes, though, you need to accelerate your game due to time constraints, or you get to the point where you just want to get wild with it. Fortunately, the complete list of Age of Empires 2 cheats below comes packed with everything you need - whether you're playing the 1999 classic or the updated Definitive Edition of the game.

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MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Age of Empires 2: DE review, Best strategy games on PC, Best RTS games on PC

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 10, 2024 12:27 PM
     Save $25 on the Razer Orochi V2 wireless gaming mouse, if you're quick

If you're looking for a new wireless gaming mouse, this Razer Orochi V2 deal could be the perfect opportunity to buy. This ultra-lightweight gaming mouse (which comes in a pretty pink shade, among others), is discounted at Amazon and Best Buy, with $25 off at both major retailers. 

The Razer Orochi V2 is portable, well-designed, and a smart choice for gamers on the go. When we put it to the test, we liked it so much that we included it in our best wireless gaming mouse guide. At just 108mm long and around 70g (depending on the batteries used) it's super compact – but don't let its small size fool you. It performs exceptionally well, especially for FPS games and the best MMOs.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Razer Viper V2 Pro review, Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) review, Best gaming mouse

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 10, 2024 12:05 PM
     You can play this retro RPG with music by Golden Sun's composer now

I absolutely adore the Golden Sun games. I played them for hours when I was little, holding my Game Boy Advance near the light that shone in through my bedroom window while I was supposed to be sleeping. Its music is iconic and the composer - Motoi Sakuraba - has lent his talents to Tako no Himitsu: Ocean of Secrets, a GBA-style action RPG that just got a new demo on Steam.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Best RPGs, Best old games, Best indie games

PCGamesN Wednesday, July 10, 2024 12:05 PM
     Hunt Showdown is about to get cheaper forever, but there's a catch

Hunt: Showdown has been a mainstay in the multiplayer FPS space since it first came out back in 2019. Over the many years since then, the game's shown staying power greater or equal to other entries to the genre, like Escape From Tarkov, PUBG, and Destiny 2, by putting out a steady stream of updates and additions that keep the experience fresh. One of the largest of these updates is set for next month, five years on from Hunt: Showdown's launch, and will include an engine upgrade, new map, design tweaks, and more. It will also, we've just learned, be accompanied by a pricing rework that will see the base game made permanently cheaper.

MORE FROM PCGAMESN: Hunt: Showdown review

Siliconera Wednesday, July 10, 2024 7:15 PM

Fishing For Cats Steam Trailer screenshot of the main character fishing while surrounded by cats

Fishing for cats, a new game by the indie developer xigehong, will make its way to Steam on July 25, 2024. The game is described as "a third person casual game where players fish in the park and attract stray cats," will be a realistic fishing sim set in a park full of cats.

The title, Fishing for cats, also describes the core gameplay loop. Players will be angling for fish and feeding it to the local cats in the park, building a relationship with the many cats they will encounter. You will also be able swim in the lake, go for pleasant jogs around the park, and roast fish to entice the many felines that will be roaming about.

You can take a look at screenshots from the game below:

For those looking for other cat-centric games, Little Kitty, Big City released in 2024. One of several titles featuring cats as a key fixture, this title will have you playing as a cat, instead of trying to curry their favor with fish.

Fishing for cats will release for PC through Steam on July 25, 2024.

The post Fishing for Cats Brings Park Fishing and Cats to Steam appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, July 10, 2024 5:00 PM

BONES Will Create an Anime Video for CoroCoro 555th Issue

A collaborative animation video to celebrate the release of the July 2024 555th issue of the CoroCoro Comic monthly magazine will reportedly appear on July 31, 2024, and studio BONES will be in charge of the animation. The 555th issue of CoroCoro released in Japan back in June 14, 2024. [Thanks, ryokutya2089!]

Aside form BONES' involvement in the upcoming CoroCoro commemorative video, Story Inc. will be in charge of production. The company was responsible for producing the Suzume anime movie. Meanwhile, Japanese artist and Vocaloid producer Eve will take care of the music. Eve is well known for his work as the artist behind the Chainsaw Man opening song "Fight Song," the My Hero Academia opening theme "Bokurano," and Jujutsu Kaisen's "Kaikai Kitan" opening theme, to name a few.

Nobutaka Yoda will direct the video. Yoda has a long-running career in the anime industry as director, with predominant credits as opening and ending animation director for a multitude of anime series including Dr. Stone, Golden Kamuy, Doraemon, and Bungo Stray Dogs.

Some of the most well known manga series featured in the CoroCoro magazine include Doraemon, Pokemon, Beyblade, Duel Masters, Yokai Watch, and Inazuma Eleven. A manga adaptation based of the most recent Pokemon anime series started serialization on the magazine from the May 2023 issue.

The post BONES Will Create an Anime Video for CoroCoro 555th Issue appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, July 10, 2024 4:00 PM

Banner Announcing Vshojo Auditon applications featuring many Vshojo talents like Kson, Ironmouse, and Henya

VShojo announced on its official social media account that English auditions are now open for the independent Vtuber Agency. They will only be open until August 6, 2024, and people can apply at the official site.

The official VShojo Twitter account announced that candidates will who apply will be contacted one month after auditions close in August. It follows a similar announcement for auditions for new Japanese member from earlier in July 2024.

Those who audition must be over 18 years of age, provide their country of origin, and come up with a stage name. Applicants will need to provide contact information so that the company can get in touch with applicants should they make the cut. Candidates must prepare a two minute long audition video for VShojo as part of the audition process. The notice also stated that, while the company will contact and notify those candidates who make it past the initial round, passing the recruitment does not guarantee that the applicant will become a part of the company.

VShojo features Vtubers from multiple regions. Some of the most prominent members include Ironmouse and Zentreya. The Japanese branch includes Kson and Henya the Genius. Meanwhile, Kuro and Michi Mochievee also represent the Asian branch. In addition, a number of independent Vtubers are also aided by the agency at times, such as Mint Fantome.

VShojo English Vtuber auditions are now open until August 6, 2024.

The post VShojo Vtuber Agency Opens New English Branch Auditions appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, July 10, 2024 3:00 PM

Zenless Zone Zero Has a Pacing Problem

For a game about encouraging fighting and battle encounters, HoYoVerse spends a lot of time in Zenless Zone Zero keeping players away from or limiting their time with the combat that is the best part. The pacing in the tutorial and campaign feels flawed. Not to mention the movement methods to "explore" the Hollow detract from the experience, given the execution and only occasional opportunities to witness the space firsthand.

I think it hits hardest because this is going on from the very start. While other HoYoVerse games like Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail wall off elements like multiplayer opportunities or certain events until you reach certain ranks or complete specific tutorial missions, neither feature the flawed and extended pacing of Zenless Zone Zero. The time it takes to finally meet our protagonists Wise and Belle, isn't too bad. However, getting to a point when you can freely explore Sixth Street and access every facility involves actual hours of playtime. It's quite a shock. 

Screenshot by Siliconera

This isn't helped by the actual mission-based and Hollow-exploration experience. Whereas other HoYoVerse games like Honkai: Star Rail and Genshin Impact involve exploration, unique environments, and opportunities to engage with the world, Zenless Zone Zero… doesn't. Quests involve moving along a "map" of monitors, occasionally solving block-pushing puzzles, only to go into battle in the same sorts of bite-sized spaces repeatedly. While these enemy encounters eventually start to be a bit more varied after about five hours of play, early on it does feel like you're spending most of your time moving along the screen grids or seeing comic panel cutscenes to take part in between two and five 2-3 minute battles. 

The way in which Zenless Zone Zero handles its characters also can result in awkward pacing, given each person controls differently. So unlike games like Genshin Impact or Honkai: Star Rail, where we have versatile protagonists that can adopt different roles in teams due to shifting their element or path, we don't have a main character who can be a Jack of all trades to help us ease into it. This is a game where who you manage to own matters more than ones where having teams of certain paths or people with certain weapon types means you can generally be fine. If you don't like how the first few free characters you get in Zenless Zone Zero work, you're in trouble. 

Screenshot by Siliconera

Worse, the pacing means you're forced into using initial free characters that aren't exactly great or easy to use. The free pre-registration bonus character Corin is a slow DPS character very dependent on fellow Victoria Housekeeping allies and additional Mindscape unlocks to be viable. Of the free Cunning Hares characters, Nicole is the only potentially viable one due to her crowd-control abilities. It is very possible you won't even find a character you like using until you unlock the ability to use the gacha and pull someone else, which can take a few hours based on your luck. I personally didn't start to really enjoy combat until I got a random-luck Rina from Ellen's focus banner within my first 10 pulls and got Nekomata from Star-Studded Cast guaranteed launch five-star. 

Zenless Zone Zero didn't start clicking for me until I helped the Cunning Hares and Nekomata with their case. By that point, I'd already been playing for at least an hour each day for five days since the July 4, 2024 launch. If I hadn't been doing so for work, I'm not sure I would have stuck with it. All the while, I kept thinking that there are elements of a good game here! The character design is fantastic. I like the bits of lore that come through. Once I started using a team made up of Nekomata, Rina, and Anton, I even really got into the combat. However, the pacing for the campaign got me every time, and I worry that it could affect the game's success unless HoYoVerse makes some adjustments.

Zenless Zone Zero is available for the PS5, PC, and mobile devices. 

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Siliconera Wednesday, July 10, 2024 2:30 PM

Double Dragon Revive Will Be a New 3D Title

According to the latest issue of weekly magazine Famitsu, Double Dragon Revive will be the next title in the long running beat 'em up franchise. The game will feature 3D graphics and is expected to release in 2025 for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC. [Thanks, ryokutya2089!]

The new Double Dragon game was first reported by leaker ryokutya2089. The game is reportedly being developed by Arc System Works. Protagonist brother duo Billy and Jimmy Lee and recurring series enemies Roper and Abobo will receive revamped designs in a new "stylish 3D" art style. In addition, the game's classic control scheme and difficulty level have been adjusted for modern gaming standards.

As a reminder, the latest title in the series to release is Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons, which appeared for current and last gen platforms and PC back in July 27, 2023, and featured roguelite elements. The game received the Sacred Reunion free downloadable expansion on April 2024, and it included new playable characters, various game modes, upgrades, and online co-op functionality.

Double Dragon Revive is currently in development for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC and will appear sometime in 2025.

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Siliconera Wednesday, July 10, 2024 2:00 PM

See Metaphor: ReFantazio Character Concept Art for Your Allies

Atlus shared an array of Metaphor: ReFantazio character concept art pieces on social media, with most showing our allies in the game. In the case of the protagonist, Heismay, Hulkenberg, and Strohl, the pieces are especially effective at getting a closer look at their faces and expressions. 

The first batch of three images appeared on July 5, 2024, during Anime Expo. That focused on the first three major characters, which are our player character, the fairy ally Gallica, and the warrior Grius. However, on July 10, 2024, Atlus followed that up with a look at other allies. That's when we got to see Heismay, Hulkenberg, and Strohl again.

Here are all six pieces of Metaphor: ReFantazio character concept art so far:

We got a chance to see more of Metaphor: ReFantazio and different character roles earlier in July 2024. Atlus shared a story trailer during Anime Expo 2024. It highlighted the motivations for the hero and Gallica, as well as their allies, to take part in the tournament for the throne.

Metaphor: ReFantazio will come to the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC on October 11, 2024.

The post See Metaphor: ReFantazio Character Concept Art for Your Allies appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Wednesday, July 10, 2024 1:30 PM

One Piece 25th Anniversary: Symphony Voyage Concert Heading to SDCC 2024

Crunchyroll and Toei Animation announced that people who attend SDCC 2024 will get to see the One Piece 25th Anniversary: Symphony Voyage concert. It will be held on at 7pm PT/10pm ET on July 27, 2024. It is one of two Crunchyroll concerts at the event, with the other being the LiSA at the Crunchyroll Concert Series at 5pm PT/8pm ET on July 26, 2024. 

Both the Crunchyroll Concert Series and One Piece 25th Anniversary: Symphony Voyage concerts will be free if someone paid to attend SDCC 2024. However, when discussing the One Piece one, Toei and Crunchyroll both did note it is a "first-come, first-served" performance. As such, those with badges who want to attend may want to line up early, and the doors open at 5pm PT for both.

In the case of the former, it will be at the San Diego, California Jacobs Park The Rady Shell. In addition to LiSA, Alice Longyu Gao will sing. The announcement also reminded how LiSA performed Demon Slayer's "Gurenge" and "Homura" songs. She also performed the Fate/ series songs "Ash," "This Illusion," and "Oath Sign," the My Hero Academia ending theme "Datte Atashi no Hiro," and Sword Art Online songs like "Crossing Field," "Shirushi," and "Unlasting."

With the One Piece 25th Anniversary: Symphony Voyage concert, it will feature the San Diego Symphony performing songs from the series. That will also be held at The Rady Shell. Photo ops will also be available. There will also be other events at the performance. The concert itself will last for 90 minutes total.

The San Diego Comic Con will be held July 25-28, 2024. The One Piece anime is streaming on Crunchyroll and Netflix. Viz Media handles the manga outside Japan. The live-action show is on Netflix, with season 2 in production.

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Siliconera Wednesday, July 10, 2024 1:00 PM

Hear the Elden Ring Rellana, Twin Moon Knight Theme Song Performed

FromSoftware and Bandai Namco shared a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree song for Rellana, Twin Moon Knight. The performance video shows the full video of the orchestra and vocalists performing the track for the DLC.

Here's the full over two minute video for the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Rellana song. Moments of the segment focus on the strings, brass, and percussion sections. There are also moments when the vocalists are shown as well.


However, given how Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree works, you may not have met Rellana, Twin Moon Knight when going through the DLC. She's at Castle Ensis, so you might not encounter her if you don't go there. 

While there's no more recent news about the game, George R. R. Martin discussed another project possibly tied to it. He was involved in the creation of lore for the title. In one of his latest blog posts, he brought up the rumors about a possible show or movie based on it. He noted, "I have nothing to say. Not a word, nope, not a thing, I know nothing, you never heard a peep from me, mum mum mum. What rumor?"

Elden Ring is available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC, as is the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC. 

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Siliconera Wednesday, July 10, 2024 12:30 PM

PlayStation Plus Game Catalog Gets Jeanne d'Arc, Crisis Core FFVII

Sony announced the new PlayStation Plus game catalog updates, with Crisis Core FFVII available for Extra and Premium levels. The PSP Level-5 game Jeanne d'Arc is also going to beshowing up in the Premium library for the PS4 and PS5 alongside two other Classics titles. They will be available to subscribers starting on July 16, 2024.

There are three Classics total showing up in the PlayStation Premium game catalog for the PS4 and PS5, with Jeanne d'Arc leading the charge. The PSP Clank spin-off Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters is also making the leap to the current platforms. Both feature the ability to make quick saves, rewind, or use special filters. Up-rendering is also used. Summoner rounds out the group as the PS2 Classic heading to the PS4 and PS5. 

As for the titles heading to the PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium game catalog in July 2024, here's the list:

  • Crisis Core: FFVII Reunion (PS4, PS5)
  • Deadcraft (PS4)
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 9 (PS4, PS5)
  • Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord (PS4, PS5)
  • No More Heroes 3 (PS4, PS5)
  • Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous (PS4, PS5)
  • Remnant II (PS5)
  • Steep (PS4)
  • Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition (PS4)

People with a PSVR 2 can also play Job Simulator.

The next PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium additions will join the roster on July 16, 2024.

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The lineup includes Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion, No More Heroes III, and more.

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