Introducing From Panel To Podcast – A New Weekly Show Focused On All Things Comic Books

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I've been playing video games and reading comic books for as long as I can remember. As anyone who knows me will tell you, I never stop talking about them, which is why I started From Panel to Podcast, a new weekly show that discusses all things comic book.

This podcast will tell you which comic books you should be reading each week, and also dives into the latest developments for comics in video games, movies, and television shows. We'll even discuss comic book collectibles and anything we think you should know about that pertains to this entertainment medium.

I'm joined each week by my dear friend Philip Hoff, who knows comic books better than anyone and has been collecting them with me for over two decades. We often go on comic hunts together, looking to complete runs and discover the next big series to gush about.

We found one such series recently and share our findings in this debut episode. We also dive deep into Insomniac Games' upcoming Wolverine game, and share thoughts on our favorite video games of all time.

You can listen to the first episode below. In the weeks ahead, new episodes will debut every Tuesday and will appear everywhere where podcasts are available.

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Andrew Reiner

Stranger of Paradise Gameplay Showcased in Battle Basics Video

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Stranger of Paradise Gameplay Showcased in Battle Basics Video

While the final Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin trailer focused on the story, the new Battle Basics one is all about gameplay. Square Enix released a new look at how the game works. This is a more informational one focused on Jack’s capabilities. It also helps explains how to deal with enemies and use different jobs.

Things kick off by introducing Jack. He’s fighting with Ash, Jed, Neon, and Sophia. It shows off the action-RPG gameplay first. It shows how Jack might be fighting alongside two allies and deal with monsters twice as large as they are. As they attack, an enemy’s break gauge will wear down. When it does, they can combine that with a Soul Burst to shatter them. There will also be Command Ability special skills that can deal additional damage or offer various perks. After that, the video shows how Jack can use a Soul Shield to defend. The segment specifically shows how the move lets him steal enemy magic to use against them.

After general gameplay, the video focuses on Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin jobs work. The Swordsman, Lancer, Ronin, Duelist, Mage, Swordfighter, Marauder, and Pugilist all get highlighted here. When you choose a job, you can also set your combo abilities for it to customize your attacks and moveset.

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Jenni Lada

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Overwatch's 2022 Lunar New Year Event Kicks Off Today

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Overwatch’s annual Lunar New Year event, inspired by the Chinese celebration of the day, kicks off today. From now until February 15, you can enjoy a pair of event brawls and unique weekly challenges to unlock some spiffy new skins.

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Marcus Stewart

Blizzard Is Hiring For an Unannounced Survival Game Set in a Brand New Universe

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Blizzard has announced it is working on a new, AAA survival game for PC and console set in a brand new universe. And Blizzard is hiring to help make it happen.

In a new blog post announcing the job openings, Blizzard says its new survival game will be “A place full of heroes we have yet to meet, stories yet to be told, and adventures yet to be lived. A vast realm of possibility, waiting to be explored.”

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Blizzard is hiring across multiple departments including art, design, and engineering. Among the open positions are jobs for Environment Artist, Senior Character Artist, Senior Concept Artist, Level Designer, and Software Engineers for Engine, Audio, Server, and Tools.

Alongside the job listings are two pieces of artwork, one of two people from what looks like the modern-day crossing over from modern civilization into a fantasy world, and the other of some kind of hunter dressed in a fur cap and armor. It’s unclear if these artworks are meant to illustrate the tone of the project, or are meant to portray potential themes.

Blizzard manager Mike Ybarra tweeted that he’s “played many hours of this project with the team” already, meaning the game could be further along in development.

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Super Animal Royale 1.3 Brings New Event and Gameplay Changes

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We have already covered some of the changes coming in Super Animal Royale version 1.3 such as the BCG weapon and the Hamster Ball nerf, but that’s absolutely not all there is to this update.

With the Year of the Super Tiger event now started, Super Animal Royale players will be seeing red envelopes during regular games of any mode. Similar to how candy corn and candy canes were in past events, the red envelopes you earn during the game can be cashed in after for themed prizes. Year of the Super Tiger will goo from January 25 to February 15.

The only difference is now there doesn’t seem to be an associated LTM (limited-time mode) to go along with envelope farming.

To celebrate the new year, there are also four new Super Tiger breeds being added:

  • Super Golden Tiger
  • Super Toy Tiger
  • Super Bengal Tiger
  • Super Lunar Tiger

The S.A.W. Bamboo Resort location in Super Animal Royale has also seen some changes:

  • The beavers have moved 2021’s Super Ox statue out of Bamboo Resort and into storage at Beaver Construction HQ, and replaced it with a new Super Tiger statue!
  • You’ll also find a new portrait of the tiger on the wall in the resort next to all the previous years’ animals.
  • The entrance gates are also now adorned with a new Spring Festival Couplet for the new year, provided again by the Chinese SAR community!

To just name a few Super Animal Royale gameplay updates (full list here):

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Monark by Shin Megami Tensei Developers Gets Playable Demo & New Trailer

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Today NIS America revealed a new trailer of the western release for North America and Europe for FuRyu’s school JRPG Monark, on top of releasing a playable demo.

The trailer focuses on the story, while the demo lets you play through chapter 1 of the game.

On top of that, you can also transfer your save data to the release version when it launches. It’s available for PS5 and PS4. The Nintendo Switch version should also become available soon, while a PC version of the demo has not been announced (while the listing on Steam for the game itself is available)

You can watch the trailer below.

If you’re unfamiliar with Monark, it’s a school JRPG developed by a team composed of multiple Shin Megami Tensei series veterans.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Gets New Gameplay Trailer All About Battle

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Yesterday night Square Enix released the “final” trailer of Team Ninja’s Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin. Well… It turns out that it wasn’t quite so final. They just released another.

Today’s trailer focuses more on gameplay and it basically explains all you need to know to face combat in the game and kill Chaos.

You can check it out below.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Mesoamerican Sci-Fi Action Game Aztech Forgotten Gods Launches In March

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Azetch Forgotten Gods, the third-person action game that blends Mesoamerican culture with sci-fi trappings, arrives on March 10. Nintendo fans may remember the game’s debut during last April’s Indie World showcase, and it comes from the team behind Mulaka.

Aztech unfolds in a technologically advanced Tenochtitlan. Instead of lying in ruin as it does in real-life, Aztech’s version of the Aztec city never came into contact with Europeans, allowing it to flourish. That doesn’t mean it’s safe from harm, however; an ancient and divine threat looms, ready to strike. It’s up to Achtli, a cybernetically enhanced warrior wielding a giant mechanical fist called the Lightbringer, to protect Tenochtitlan. In addition to pummeling foes with the Lightbringer, the rocket-powered glove also lets you propel Achtili across environments meaning Azetch is as much about mobility as it is action. Check out the latest trailer below. 

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You can play Aztech Forgotten Gods on PlayStation and Xbox consoles, Switch, and PC.

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Marcus Stewart

Life is Strange Remastered shows off six minutes of enhanced gameplay footage

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Following a fairly significant delay last September, Life is Strange: Remastered Collection is finally almost upon us, and, in preparation for its February release, publisher Square Enix has shared the first significant gameplay footage of its freshly spruced-up Life is Strange 1.

Square Enix's Life is Strange: Remastered Collection bundles up the original Life is Strange alongside its prequel Before the Storm, with both games set to receive enhanced visuals for characters and environments, alongside engine and lighting upgrades, as part of the release.

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Yu-Gi-Oh The Grand Creators Cards May Be Delayed in North America

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Yu-Gi-Oh The Grand Creators Cards May Be Delayed in North America

The newest Yu-Gi-Oh booster packs might not be out when people expect, as there could be a The Grand Creators cards delay. The official Twitter account for the game announced people might not find the packs as expected in North America. They are supposed to appear in stores on January 28, 2022. However, winter storms could keep them from arriving on time.

Here’s the official announcement. For reference, winter storms hit multiple areas across the country.

As noted by Konami, there are 60 cards in this new Yu-Gi-Oh booster set. There will be 35 rares, 15 collector’s rares, 15 super rares, and 10 ultra rares. The 2020 Create-A-Card Project winner Zektrike Kou-ou will also be a part of this set.

In the meantime, a new Yu-Gi-Oh game launched on multiple platforms. The free-to-play Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel is live.

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Ex-StarCraft and Warcraft Devs Raise $25 Million to Make an Unreal Engine 5 RTS

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Frost Giant Studios, a debut developer formed by ex-Blizzard staff, has raised $25 million to help create a brand new real-time strategy game in Unreal Engine 5.

Frost Giant – which was founded by Tim Morten (production director on StarCraft 2) and Tim Campbell (lead campaign designer on WarCraft 3: The Frozen Throne) – was founded in 2020 with the goal of creating an "epic" real-time strategy game. It's latest round of funding brought in $25 million from the likes of Korean publisher Kakao Games (PUBG), Riot Games (League of Legends), and more.

In total, Frost Giant has raised $34.7 million for its debut project, and the game is now set to be formally announced later this year.

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Speaking to IGN, CEO Tim Morten explained the several ways that influx of money will be put to good use. First and foremost, it will help Frost Giant make the RTS it has always been aiming to create.

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Here’s a Look at Life Is Strange: Remastered Collection’s Improved Graphics & Facial Animations

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The Life Is Strange: Remastered Collection is quickly approaching its February release date, and while the Switch port has been pushed back yet again, Square Enix and Dontnod have provided a quick look at some of the improvements we can expect from the release.

Aside from the graphics, which obviously make the games look better than their original releases, the most impressive bit has to be the improved facial animations. One key criticism of the original games was that Max would often have a blank look on her face, unable to capture any sort of emotion that was being reflected in the story. The lipsync issues could also break immersion, as the dialogue wouldn’t actually match up with the characters’ mouth movements.

Textures and other little details have been brushed up as well, giving the game a much more immersive feel overall, and this could very well be a great chance to dive back into the Life Is Strange universe to re-experience those stories with better graphics.

You can check out some screenshots in the gallery down below:

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Babylon’s Fall by PlatinumGames Gets New PS5 Gameplay Showing Bosses & More; Seasonal Flow Explained

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Today Square Enix hosted a new livestream dedicated to PlatinumGames’ upcoming online game Babylon’s Fall.

This time around we take a look at a new area called “Bandits’ Corridor” including several bosses.

We then get an explanation of the seasonal flow of the game. It’ll launch with campaign missions and another kind of content that the developers call “Squaamish” with the purpose of gathering materials and defeating infamous enemies.

We also see plenty of gameplay of this mode in an area called “Fire Mountain Corridor.” New content for both the campaign and this mode will be added seasonally with updates.

Then there is another mode called “Siege” that will be introduced in the next livestream. This is weekly content and lets players acquire special items.

Incidentally, we hear that the release of a demo is being considered and a solution similar to a battle pass will be available even if details haven’t been provided yet.

On top of that, items you’ll have to pay for are exclusively cosmetic, and none of them affects the balance of the game.

You can watch it all below.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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No More Heroes Creator Suda51 Has Talked With Marvel About Working On A Game

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It’s no surprise when a video game developer says they want to make a Marvel game. Marvel is chock full of exciting super villains and heroes to explore in video games, and the different abilities and powers of each make for some exciting gameplay. One only needs to look at titles like Marvel’s Spider-Man to see that. 

However, No More Heroes creator Suda51 recently told Japanese publication Automaton that he’s met with Marvel to talk about working on a game, as reported by Video Games Chronicle. Of course, this doesn’t mean Suda51 and Grasshopper Manufacture, which NetEase recently acquired, are working on a Marvel game, so don’t get too excited just yet. 

When asked about Grasshopper Manufacture’s plans to release three original IP games over the next ten years, Suda51 reiterated this desire but also mentioned the idea of maybe making a Marvel game. 

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Wesley LeBlanc

New KOF XV Commentary Goes Over Elisabeth’s Coup De Vent

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New KOF XV Commentary Goes Over Elisabeth’s Coup De Vent

As usual, SNK Character Designer Tomohiro Nakata offered new KOF XV commentary on Elisabeth Blanctorche, the most recently revealed fighter. Each one of these installments goes over details about the person in the game. This time, it’s more of a brief overview. Nakata talked about how her look changed. Her Coup De Vent attack came up too.

Elisabeth first appeared in The King of Fighters with KOF XI. Back then, she wasn’t on Ash Crimson’s team like she is now. Rather, she appeared on the Rivals team alongside Benimaru Nikaido and Duo Lon. However, her Coup De Vent attack last appeared in KOF XIII.

Here are Nakata’s thoughts on Elisabeth.

I’m sure a lot of folks were pining for her return, and not only is she back, but she’s also been reunited with Ash Crimson and they’re on the same team! Her overall design hasn’t been drastically changed, but she’s now sporting a leather corset and the length of her sleeves have been altered a bit. So her silhouette may look different.

Elisabeth is known for her excellent specials like Coup De Vent, which can launch enemies up after a combo, as well as her Grele, which has great recovery. She has a ton of other moves, so be sure to pick her up and experiment a bit.

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Sniper Elite 5 Cinematic Trailer Teases Invasion Mode

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Developer Rebellion has today teased its upcoming sequel Sniper Elite 5 with a new cinematic trailer that both highlights its WW2 French setting and the addition of an all-new game mode called Invasion.

Here’s how Rebellion tees up the mode via its Steam page:

Invade another player’s Campaign as an Axis sniper and engage in a deadly game of cat and mouse, providing a new dimension to the challenge as you stalk your prey. Alternatively, as Karl you can call for assistance and have a second sniper drop in to help you out of a tricky situation.

For those not up to speed with Sniper Elite 5, here’s its description:

The latest installment in the award-winning series, Sniper Elite 5 offers unparalleled sniping, tactical third-person combat and an enhanced kill cam. Fight your way across the most immersive maps yet, with many real-world locations captured in stunning detail, and an improved traversal system that lets you explore more of them than ever before.

France, 1944 – As part of a covert US Rangers operation to weaken the Atlantikwall fortifications along the coast of Brittany, elite marksman Karl Fairburne makes contact with the French Resistance. Soon they uncover a secret Nazi project that threatens to end the war before the Allies can even invade Europe: Operation Kraken.

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Netflix Live-Action, 3DCG, & 2D Blended Film Adam by Eve: A Live in Animation Arrives in March

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Earlier today, Netflix revealed a brand new teaser trailer for its upcoming film Adam by Eve: A Live in Animation. A unique blend of live-action, 3DCG, & 2D, the film follows a young high school student, Aki, and the strange adventure she has with her best friend, Taki

You can check out the official synopsis and teaser trailer for Adam by Eve: A Live in Animation, courtesy of Crunchyroll & Netflix, below:

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Andrew McMahon

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Elgato releases Stream Deck Pedal

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Elgato, provider of streaming peripherals, has released the new Stream Deck Pedal for foot control of streams.

It consists of three pedal buttons that can be programmed - like the standard Stream Deck - to control software, hardware and more.

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Ed Nightingale

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FFXIV Congested Worlds List Updated

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FFXIV Congested Worlds List Updated

There’s a new update on which worlds are considered congested in FFXIV. When Square Enix opened up the new Oceanic data center, it also mentioned worlds that are now too full. In total, 24 worlds spread across the European, Japanese, and North American data centers are now congested.

Europe is the region with the fewest FFXIV worlds newly dubbed congested. On Chaos, Cerberus, Moogle, and Ragnarok are full. On Light, Odin, Phoenix, and Shiva are affected. Eight are out in Japan. Asura (Mana), Bahamut (Gaia), Chocobo (Mana), Gungnir (Elemental), Titan (Mana), Tonberry (Elemental), and Typhon (Elemental) are all full. North America’s got 11 new congested worlds now. Aether is most affected. Adamantoise, Cactaur, Faerie, Gilgamesh, Jenova, Midgardsormr, Sargatanas, and Siren are all there and congested. Primal’s Behemoth and Leviathan and Crystal’s Balmung are too.

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Having recovered from success, Final Fantasy 14 is back on sale

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After six long weeks, Final Fantasy XIV is back on sale. That's after Square Enix stopped selling the MMORPG after the critically acclaimed life-hog overwhelmed its servers, causing massive server queues and network errors. Thankfully, those days are behind the game now. So yes, if you've been longing to check out its excellent Endwalker expansion or famous smooth grapes, you can! And from a new Oceania server too, because Squeenix now have room for those down under to sample Eorzea's delicacies.

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Ed Thorn

Triangle Strategy for Nintendo Switch Gets English Character Trailer Introducing Frederica Aesfrost

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Today Square Enix and Nintendo released a new English trailer of the upcoming HD-2D turn-based strategy game Triangle Strategy.

The trailer focuses on introducing one of the main characters of the game, Frederica Aesfrost, princess of the Aesfrost kingdom and fiance of the hero Serenoa Wolffort.

You can watch it below.

Triangle Strategy releases for Nintendo Switch on March 4, 2021. If you want to learn more, you can watch the latest gameplayanother promotional videoplenty more gameplay, and the latest screenshots, and read the official description below.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Steam Deck Adds Dynamic Cloud Sync, Enables Seamless Save Transfers Across All Devices

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The release of Valve's highly-anticipated handheld device, the Steam Deck, is right around the corner. Slated to be a formidable rival to the Nintendo Switch, the Steam Deck boasts powerful technology, including an AMD processor, LCD screen, and a dock that allows it to connect to monitors, controllers, and mouse and keyboards. Moreover, Valve is adding a "Dynamic Cloud Sync" – a component that enables seamless save transfers.

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According to Eurogamer, the Dynamic Cloud Sync means that players won't necessarily need to exit their favorite PC game on the Steam Deck to play it on other devices. An official blog post elaborates on this with more detail:

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Jason Guisao

New Total War: Warhammer III Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Kislev’s Campaign Mechanics

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Today Sega and Creative Assembly released another brand new trailer about the upcoming Warhammer strategy game Total War: Warhammer III.

One of the elements that have remained mysterious until now is the campaign mechanics created for Kislev, and that’s exactly what today’s trailer is all about.

The faction certainly seems to be interesting to play, with plenty of differences compared to their Imperial brethren to the south.

You can watch the trailer below and read our brand new hands-on preview.

If you’re unfamiliar with Total War: Warhammer III, which is coming for PC (including Game Pass) on Feb. 17, 2022.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus Will Feature New Evolutions for Classic Starters

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus is set to feature new evolutionary forms of its classic starter Pokémon when it launches for Nintendo Switch on Friday, January 28.

As per the YouTube description for the game's latest trailer (which can also be seen below), Pokémon Legends: Arceus will seemingly treat Cyndaquil, Oshawott, and Rowlet to their very own Hisuian final form evolutions.

"You may have met Dartrix, Quilava, and Dewott in your other adventures," reads a statement beneath the YouTube video. "But you’ve never encountered their Hisui region Evolutions."

Dartrix usually evolves into Decidueye, Quilava into Typhlosion, and Dewott into Samurott.

While the trailer itself doesn't show off any of the three final form evolutions, it does treat fans to a further look at the Hisui region and what it has to offer. Across the clip, fans can take another look at the different ways they'll be able to utilise Pokémon to travel around the region as well as further chances to check out noble Pokémon and the game's wider landscape.

In addition to the trailer, the official website for Pokémon Legends: Arceus did show off silhouettes for the starters' Hisuian final forms, which can be seen below.

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Jared Moore

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Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Release Date Set for USA and Canada

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Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Release Date Set for March in USA and Canada

The English version of the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has a release date in the USA and Canada. People will be able to catch it in theaters starting on March 18, 2022. 1,500 movie theaters in North America will show it. It will also head to Europe, though the exact release date there isn’t available yet.

Crunchyroll offered details on the showings. First, people can get a ticket for one starting on February 25, 2022. Next, they will have a choice when it comes to its presentation. Folks who attend could pick a showing in Japanese with English subtitles or with its English dub. It is part of the company's Movie Night series. (In the past, that included Goblin Slayer: Goblin's Crown and Konosuba: Legend of Crimson.)

Here’s the latest trailer released alongside the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 release date for the USA and Canada.

The announcement also included a confirmation of other countries where Jujutsu Kaisen 0 will appear. Here’s the list.

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Jenni Lada

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Gord, a New Dark-Fantasy Strategy Game from a Former Witcher 3 Producer, Gets New CG Trailer

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Publisher Team17 and developer Covenant, a group of two dozen veteran developers headed by former producer on The Witcher 3 Stan Just, have just released a new cinematic story trailer for Gord, their upcoming dark-fantasy strategy game for PC.

See the new trailer above and the original announcement trailer – which got over a million views on IGN's YouTube channel – below.

Gord is inspired by Slavic folklore and will incorporate city-building elements similar to Frostpunk, and with a sanity system for NPCs that may make you think of Eternal Darkness back on the Nintendo Gamecube. "Players will have to complete quests to grow the tribe’s settlements (known as ‘gords’) and fortify these from invaders while managing a populace whose personal stories, familial ties and mental well-being can have devastating impact on the survival of their communities," Covenant says.

Gord does not yet have a release date, but stay tuned to IGN later this week for more on this game.

Ryan McCaffrey is IGN's executive editor of previews and host of both IGN's weekly Xbox show, Podcast Unlocked, as well as our monthly(-ish) interview show, IGN Unfiltered. He's a North Jersey guy, so it's "Taylor ham," not "pork roll." Debate it with him on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan.

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Laptop legend: Core i9 12900HK and RTX 3080 Ti tested

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Today is a good day, as we can finally talk about Intel's 12th-gen laptop processors and Nvidia's new RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti Laptop graphics cards. We've been testing the MSI GE76 Raider, a high-spec machine that includes each company's flagship parts for this generation, and the performance on tap is nothing short of incredible. The 12900K and RTX 3080 Ti remain some of the best gaming hardware available in desktop PCs - despite frustrating pricing and availability issues - so it's been fun to see how the mobile versions perform. In this first look, we put the GE76 through its paces against its 2021 counterpart, with both gaming tests and content creation benchmarks.

First, let's briefly introduce you to the star of today's show - the GE76 Raider. It's a tremendously powerful machine, especially in the top spec configuration we're testing today. As well as the Core i9 12900HK and RTX 3080 Ti 175W Laptop GPU, there's 32GB of dual-channel DDR5-4800 RAM, a 17.3-inch 360Hz display and two 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSDs. All of this hardware is housed inside a generously-sized chassis, allowing the components within to stay relatively cool without resorting to jet-grade fan noise. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this chonky machine retails for $4199 when paired with an even fancier 4K 120Hz screen - we presume that the 360Hz option we're testing isn't much cheaper.

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Intel Core i5-12400F review: Core i5-12600K performance for £100 less

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There was cause for joy and concern alike when Intel revealed the Core i5-12400F, alongside loads of other new 12th gen Alder Lake CPUs. Here was a much more affordable, still gaming focused-alternative to the Core i5-12600K, yet it would lack the signature hybrid of fast Performance cores and flexible Efficiency cores that made that chip one of the best gaming CPUs ever made.

Turns out, the concern was for naught: the Core i5-12400F is a cracking slice of silicon, both for the money and for games specifically. Although the sole reliance on Performance cores (or P-cores) puts it behind the Core i5-12600K for desktop multitasking, if it’s just the frames per second you’re after, this cheaper chip can match and sometimes even surpass its big brother.

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James Archer

Genshin Impact Voice Actors & Gamers to Hold Five-Day Virtual Fundraiser for GameChanger Charity

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Earlier this week, the GameChanger Charity revealed that they would be teaming up with The Aileen Sherman Memorial Fund to host “Game For Change.” This five-day virtual fundraiser is set to bring together voice actors and gamers from Genshin Impact who will be participating in live autograph signings and a 24-hour livestream to raise money for the charity.

The event starts this week, with dozens of voice actors from Genshin Impact signing autographs of their respective characters all the way until Jan 31. A signed print of each item purchased will also go to a child in the hospital alongside all of the money that is raised.

While fundraising is happening throughout this five-day event, Genshin Impact streamers will also take part in a 24-hour livestream to help raise funds for GameChanger Charity. The event is set to start at 12 PM PST.

When discussing the eve, GameChanger Charity cofounder Jim Carol had the following to say:

“We are extremely grateful for the Sherman Family who have been so supportive of GameChanger’s mission of bringing hope and happiness to sick and isolated children. It’s humbling to see the gaming community come out and make this wonderful event a reality, from the voice actors to the gamers and creators who will be participating in our 24-hour streamathon. This event is so important especially now since the pandemic continues to further isolate children while also negatively impacting their mental health.”

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Respawn Is Officially Developing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 & Two Other Star Wars Video Games

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If you’ve been hoping to see more video games set in that galaxy far, far away, then your prayers may’ve just been answered. Yes, developer Respawn Entertainment and mega publishers Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm Games have today announced a new partnership to bring three new Star Wars video games to fruition.

Firstly, 2019’s critically acclaimed and best-selling action-adventure, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, will officially be receiving a sequel. Development on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 will be spearheaded by Stig Asmussen who will oversee the project as game director. Asmussen will be well known to many gamers out there as a former Sony Santa Monica Studio developer who worked on the God of War series (for those unaware, he personally directed God of War 3).

Next up, we have a mysterious Star Wars first-person shooter project, though no official name was given at the time of writing. Whether this title will be set in the same universe as Battlefront, or will be a completely different IP remains to be seen, but it’s likely that it will be a brand new Star Wars IP.

This first-person shooter project will be helmed by Peter Hirschmann “who has a long and accomplished history with Star Wars,” and has numerous video game credits including 2008’s Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and the original Star Wars: Battlefront games from 2004 and 2005.

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New Pokemon Legends: Arceus Trailer Teases Final Starter Evolutions

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Earlier today on The Official Pokemon YouTube Channel, a new trailer for Pokemon Legends Arceus was released. This short two-minute-long video showed off some new gameplay of features that had already been revealed. But what’s more intriguing is the brief tease of the final starter evolution forms in Pokemon Legends Arceus.

Typhlosion, Decidueye, Samurott are the three forms we already know about from past generations. And thanks to recent leaks, we already know what the full models of the Hisuian final evolutions look like. But if you’re the type of Pokemon fan who likes to be surprised, then don’t worry. We’re not going to spoil the reveal for you.

The new trailer featuring the Hisuian starter Pokemon begins with multiple shots of Jubilife Village. It seems like a peaceful place with a few villagers roaming around the buildings there. We even get a glimpse at the scene where you’ll get to choose your starter Pokemon. But just like the final evolution reveal, the clip is fleeting.

Next, we see multiple shots from around Hisui starting with a snowy shrine with statues of Wyrdeer and Kleavor as well as a mysterious symbol that looks extremely similar to the rings that wrap around the body of Arceus. There are open fields where Pikachu, Growlithe, and other Pokemon roam free. There are even close-up looks of the main character gliding through the skies with Hisuian Braviary and cutting through the water on the back of a Basculegion.

We also get a few more looks at a handful of the main character running and rolling away from the attacks of different Alpha Pokemon.

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Pokemon Legends: Arceus Starters Evolutions Teased in New Video

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Pokemon Legends: Arceus Starters Evolutions Shared in New Video

There’s a hint of things to come in the last Pokemon Legends: Arceus trailer, as it teases the final evolutions for the three Hisuian starters. People can pick between Cyndaquil, Oshawott, and Rowlet. The video hints at Hisuian forms for Typhlosion, Samurott, and Decidueye. It also shows off more gameplay and points of interest in the Hisui region.

The last Pokemon Legends: Arceus trailer doesn't fully show the final evolutions for the Hisuian versions of Decidueye, Samurott, and Typhlosion. Rather, it vaguely teases what comes after Dartrix, Dewott, and Quilava. The focus is more on the three characters' eyes, while the rest of them is a black silhouette.

The official website for the game ended up updated too. However, it only shows the initial form and first evolution. It doesn't show any of the characters' final evolutions yet.

As a reminder, there are already leaks for the game. Some people ended up already getting copies of the game. This means that spoilers for the Pokemon Legends: Arceus final evolutions are online. Which means people who don't want to see them yet should take care when on social media or online.

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