October 2021

Tales of Luminaria Gets New Gameplay Trailer Revealing Lisette Regnier

1 year 2 months ago

Bandai Namco released another trailer of the upcoming mobile JRPG Tales of Luminaria.

The trailer showcases another of the Federation-aligned characters available in the game, Lisette Regnier. If you’re wondering, she’s the teacher in charge of an elite class at knight school (the one attended by the other characters from the Federation).

This follows more trailers introducing Leo Fourcade and Celia Arvierone showcasing Michelle Bouquet, one featuring Maxime Hasselmans, and more introducing Yelsy, Vanessa Morax, and Lucien  Dufaure.

You can check her out below, with both English and Japanese voice acting depending on your voice-over language of preference.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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How to get a house in Genshin Impact: Serenitea Pot system explained

1 year 2 months ago

Wondering how to get a house in Genshin Impact? Genshin Impact’s Serenitea Pot system grants you the ability to decorate your own realm with characters, furniture, plants, rocks, and even pets. Some players have carefully crafted gardens with elegantly decorated houses. Other players have simply used their teapots to trap Venti in an empty room filled with animals — whatever you want to do with your house, we can’t judge.

Whether you haven’t unlocked the housing system yet or you’re looking for ways to improve your Serenitea Pot, this guide will show you everything you need, including unlocking housing, placing characters, choosing a layout, getting furniture, and increasing your Trust Rank and Adeptal Energy.

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Amelia Zollner

The 10 best songs in PC games

1 year 2 months ago

Not just the best songs. These are the best songs performed by characters in-game. In other words, if it's not sung by a fictional band, hollered by a karaoke-obsessed protagonist, or purred by a honey-tongued vocalist who also shoots at you with a ridiculous firearm, then it doesn't count. For this reason, in-game radios are also out. It's too easy, video games. Sorry. That means no rock station classics from Grand Theft Auto and no 80s bangers from Metal Gear Solid V. Learn to accept it. The best music is diegetic, baby.

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Brendan Caldwell

How to save your progress in New World

1 year 2 months ago

Want to know how to save in New World? MMOs can be complicated beasts, and you could easily spend hours just mining iron or strolling along the shores of Aeternum in New World. The last thing you’d want is that time to be wasted by failing to save your game.

This guide will tell you how to save your game in New World, so that you don’t need to feel unsure about whether all your progress will be waiting for you next time you log on.

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Hayden Hefford

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Gets March Release Date - Tokyo Game Show 2021

1 year 2 months ago

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin – the action-focused Final Fantasy 1 spin-off – will be released on March 18, 2022.

Announced during Tokyo Game Show 2021, the new release date was released as part of a new story trailer (below) that seemingly confirmed that the game's main character, Jack is related in some way to Final Fantasy 1's anatagonist, Garland.

The game will also get a second demo that will include multiplayer features. Available only on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, the demo is arriving today. It will add a new stage not seen in the last demo, and includes updates made based on player feedback from the first. This demo will also include a survey, which Square Enix wants to make further changes based on.

Announced earlier this year, Final Fantasy Origin is being developed alongside Nioh studio Team Ninja for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, and PC. The game is a spin-off from FF1, but isn't a direct sequel.

“The game was inspired by FF1," producer Tetsuya Nomura explained previously. "The setting is based on FF1 as well. Where did the Warriors of Light come from and who are they? This is something you find out in the ending of FF1.

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Joe Skrebels

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Sam Raimi Wasn't Sure He Could Face Making Doctor Strange 2 after 'Awful' Spider-Man 3 Experience

1 year 2 months ago

It's pretty clear that Spider-Man 3 was a scarring experience for all involved. It's considered a textbook case of executive meddling that brought Sam Raimi's trailblazing run with Spider-Man to a screeching halt.

Things are better now. The Spider-verse is alive and well at both Sony and Marvel, and Sam Raimi is currently directing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Still, it's pretty clear that Raimi's Spider-Man 3 experience had a big impact on him.

In a interview with Collider, Raimi talked about how hard it was to return to directing superhero films after Spider-Man 3. It was bad enough, he said, that he wasn't sure he could face it again.

"I didn't know that I could face it again because it was so awful, having been the director of Spider-Man 3. The Internet was getting revved up and people disliked that movie and they sure let me know about it. So, it was difficult to take back on," Raimi said.

When his agent called him about the opportunity to direct Doctor Strange 2, Raimi found himself wondering if he could do it. "They're really demanding, those types of pictures. And I felt, 'Well, that's reason enough,'" he said.

Raimi went on to praise the character of Doctor Strange, saying he's "right up there with the favorites." He also had kind words for the first movie, saying director Scott Derrickson "did a wonderful job, an incredible job."

"I didn't think I would be doing another superhero movie. it just happened," Raimi said.

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Kat Bailey

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Bandai Namco Changed Its Logo And Fans Think It Kinda Sucks

1 year 2 months ago

In 2005, Bandai and Namco merged, and the following year, Bandai Namco was born. To mark the new conglomerate, the company got a yellow, red, and orange logo with the company’s name in white font. It’s not a bad look, and stands out among Japanese game companies. But next year, Bandai Namco is getting a redesigned…

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Brian Ashcraft

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What we've been playing

1 year 2 months ago

Hello! Welcome back to our regular feature where we write a little bit about some of the games we've found ourselves playing over the last few days. This time: Original Sin, a classic from the real old days, and something strange and wonderful.

If you fancy catching up on some of the older editions of What We've Been Playing, here's our archive.

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Eurogamer staff

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla reveals a teasing autumn roadmap

1 year 2 months ago

A new development roadmap for Assassin's Creed Valhalla has highlighted four content drops coming this autumn.

Several things stand out. First, the upcoming Oskoreia Festival due sometime later this season. Interestingly, this is not the Halloween Samhain festival fans were expecting - an event which also forms part of Valhalla's main campaign.

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Tom Phillips

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EA "unintentionally released" FIFA 22 OTW pre-order player packs before OTW player items were in the game

1 year 2 months ago

EA "unintentionally released" FIFA 22 OTW pre-order player packs before OTW player items were in the game, it's said.

This Ultimate Team-focused pre-order bonus relates to coveted Ones to Watch cards - special versions of players who made high-profile summer transfers. Examples this year include Lionel Messi, who moved from Barcelona to PSG, and Cristiano Ronaldo, who left Juventus for Manchester United.

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Wesley Yin-Poole

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Destiny 2 will add full-auto as an accessibility option

1 year 2 months ago

To fire some of Destiny 2's guns at their fastest possible rate, you need to click six times per second. This sucks. This especially sucks if you have physical issues which impede rapid clicking. Honestly, with these semi-auto weapon archetypes I've often looked for rolls with the Full Auto Trigger System perk to spare my hands. So it's grand to hear from Bungie's new accessibility initiative that yep, they're planning to add some sort of accessibility option enabling automatic fire. In some way.

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Alice O'Connor

Light Reveals New Visual Novel Magatsu Barai for Nintendo Switch With First Trailer

1 year 2 months ago

During a livestream from Tokyo Game Show 2021 in Japan, developer Light revealed a brand new visual novel title Magatsu Barai.

Light is pretty well known among visual novel fans for its previous series like Dies Irae, Silverio Ragnarok, and many more.

The new visual novel will be released on Nintendo Switch and the Japanese release date is January 27, 2022.

Below you can check out the first trailer and a few images from the accompanying press release.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Mecha Strategy JRPG Relayer for PS5 & PS4 Shows Turn-Based Gameplay Goodness in New Video

1 year 2 months ago

During a livestream from Tokyo Game Show 2021 in Japan, Kadokawa Games presented new gameplay of its strategy JRPG Relayer.

We get to see various gameplay mechanics and options, on top of the beautiful animations for the attacks which may be reminiscent of games like Super Robot Wars, but in 3D.

You can check it out below.

If you’d like to learn more about Relayerwe recently published an extensive interview with producer and director Yoshimi Yasuda.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Square Enix Showcase at Tokyo Game Show 2021: The Biggest Announcements and Reveals

1 year 2 months ago

Veteran voice actor Hiroki Yasumoto kicked off Square Enix’s Tokyo Game Show presentation by reiterating that there would be no new news about Final Fantasy 16 – but went onto show off plenty of other trailers, and even a new RPG which is out in just two weeks.

To ensure sure you don't miss anything, we've included all the big news from the showcase (which you can watch below):

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Gets Release Date and Demo

A new demo is coming today for the Final Fantasy spin-off being developed by Team Ninja. The demo builds off feedback from the trial released earlier this year and will feature both a new stage and give players a chance to try out the game’s multiplayer elements.

There was an action-packed new trailer as well, announcing a release date of March 18, 2022. The trailer showed off more elements of the story, new characters and some flashy fight scenes. It ended with a scene of Chaos and a voiceover saying, “my name is Jack Garland" – given that the lead character is Jack, and the antagonist is FF1's Garland, there's clearly a connection between the two.

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Joe Skrebels

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Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Gets a First Gameplay Reveal - Tokyo Game Show 2021

1 year 2 months ago

The first extended gameplay footage of Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising – an action RPG spin-off of the upcoming Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes – has been revealed.

During a special video presentation from publisher 505 Games at Tokyo Game Show 2021, Yoshitaka Murayama and Junko Kawano introduced a trio of playable heroes: JB, Isha, and Garoo.

JB is an athletic young girl, Isha is a magic-wielder, and Garoo is, well, an anthropomorphic kangaroo (complete with a pouch on his shirt). In the story, these three meet in a village called "New Never" and they go underground exploring ancient ruins recently uncovered by an earthquake. The heroes seek both treasure and anyone who might be trapped underground.

Gameplay is 2.5D and fast-paced, and players can swap between the characters at will. The trailer shows one hero seamlessly fade out as another fades in, and their attacks chain together to deal large-scale damage to the monsters roaming the environments. For example, Isha can fire magic bolts at enemies out of her reach, then swap out for Garoo who leaps into the air with his giant sword to smash them into pieces.

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Joe Skrebels

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Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin - The First Preview

1 year 2 months ago

If you’re able to look past all of the chaos memes – which I know might be a tall order – Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origins is actually shaping up to be a very promising looking action/soulslike spin on the Final Fantasy franchise. I thought this back when I played the first demo back in June, and after playing through a second demo that is now publicly available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, I’m even more intrigued by its inventive combat that combines the typical Team Ninja style of fast and smooth, reflex driven action, with a JRPG job system and other quintessential Final Fantasy tropes.

For those that didn’t get a chance to check out the first limited time demo, Stranger of Paradise is a loot driven action/soulslike where you play as a man named Jack, who as everyone knows all too well at this point, is on a mission to kill chaos. While its combat may initially seem very similar to Team Ninja’s other action/soulslike, Nioh, there are actually a couple of key differences that cause the games to be played very differently. For one, there’s no stamina meter in Stranger of Paradise, so you can swing your weapon and button mash to your heart’s content without worrying about running out of stamina. Whether or not that’s a good idea, is another story entirely.

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Mitchell Saltzman

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Daily Deals: Get FIFA 22 for Free with Xbox Series S Consoles

1 year 2 months ago

There's an incredible promotion running right now for Xbox Series S consoles. Undoubtedly the easiest next-gen system to currently buy in the UK, you can also now get a free copy of FIFA 22 for the system. Considering the game currently sells for £60-70 on Xbox Series X/S, this is an outstanding deal and well worth considering.

Xbox Series S + FIFA 22 for £249.99 (Save £60)

This deal is running until October 10, 2021, so there's only a limited time left to take advantage. If you've yet to jump into next-gen or even just the Xbox ecosystem, this is a great chance. Especially since there are some great titles coming up on Game Pass in the last few months of the year, including Marvel's Avengers, Back 4 Blood, Halo Infinite Forza Horizon 5, and much more.

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Robert Anderson

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Gaudy and garish, Stranger of Paradise is everything I want from a Final Fantasy spin-off

1 year 2 months ago

At this point in the series' life, what exactly is a Final Fantasy game? Sometimes it's nice to be reminded, as we've been a couple of times in recently, it's whatever the hell it wants to be: a colourful karter with chocobos and moogles going wheel-to-wheel across lysergic race tracks, or a dour action game smeared in early noughties edginess.

I'm not here to talk about Chocobo GP today I'm afraid - though good lord am I looking forward to trying that out - and rather to provide a brief update on Stranger of Paradise, Team Ninja's muscular Final Fantasy spin-off that debuted to much bemusement at Square Enix's E3 show back in June.

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Martin Robinson

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Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin gets March release

1 year 2 months ago

The chaos-filled Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin arrives for PC via the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S on 18th March 2022.

Square Enix just announced the date during its Tokyo Games Show 2021 livestream, and also showed a fresh (and overall, much better) trailer for the much-memed game.

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Tom Phillips

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How to get unstuck in New World

1 year 2 months ago

Desperate to find out how to get unstuck in New World? It's always a good thing when developers add an "unstuck" feature into their game - particularly a sprawling MMORPG like New World where getting your character stuck in bits of landscape is more common than you might think. Fortunately, it is possible to get unstuck in New World, and this quick walkthrough will explain how to do it.

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Ollie Toms

Dream Cycle is a strange blend of Skyrim and Dishonored with big potential

1 year 2 months ago

Action adventure Dream Cycle certainly feels like an early access game. Animations are stiff, the audio mix is a bit funky, and it doesn't really have a save system yet. But look past the jank and I reckon there's a bright future ahead of Cathuria Games' latest. The studio was set up by Toby Gard, one of the folks who helped create Lara Croft, the tomb-raiding OG, so there's adventure pedigree at the helm, even if Dream Cycle bears no real resemblance to Tomb Raider. However, if you're into Skyrim and Dishonored, I'd definitely urge you to keep an eye on its progress.

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Ed Thorn

Can you change your name in New World?

1 year 2 months ago

Want to know if you can change your name in New World? It's a common tale of woe among MMO players: your ideal name is already taken, so you have to settle for an inferior moniker. Then later you realise that it just doesn't sit right and you need a name name to strike fear into the hearts of your enemies. But can it be done? Find out whether you can rename your character in New World below.

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Ollie Toms

New World AFK timer: how long can you remain inactive before getting kicked?

1 year 2 months ago

How long is New World's AFK timer? Amazon's gigantic new MMO New World has had quite a launch week — with players reporting hours-long queue times before they can even set foot on the island of Aeternum — and we've not even had the first weekend yet. Amazon have promised more and bigger servers to handle the demand, which they say will begin rolling out within the next two weeks.

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Rebecca Jones

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water Gets New Trailer Introducing The Game

1 year 2 months ago

Today Koei Tecmo released a new trailer of the upcoming remaster of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water.

The trailer provides an extensive overview of the game, including both the gameplay and its dark story.

You can check it out below.

If you’re unfamiliar with Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, you can read an official description below and watch the first trailer.

The game releases for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam on Oct. 28.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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The Idolmaster: Starlit Season for PS4 & PC Reveals Launch Trailer, New Theme Song, Gameplay & New Ace Combat Collab

1 year 2 months ago

During Bandai Namco’s livestream from Tokyo Game Show, the publisher had new reveals to make about the upcoming idol management and rhythm game The Idolmaster: Starlit Season.

We get to see a brand new trailer showcasing all the idols available in the game, on top a music video with the brand new theme song titled “GR@TITUDE.”

On top of that, we also take a look at gameplay featuring the song “ToP!!!!!!!!!!!!!” That’s quite appropriate since the song debuted in Stella Stage.

We also learn that an Ace Combat collaboration will be launched as DLC to celebrate the recent sales milestone for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. Previous collaborations between the series saw the Idolmaster’s idols painted on Ace Combat’s aircraft. This time it’s the opposite, with the idols getting to wear an ADF-11F Raven-inspired costume.

You can check out all the videos and the costume below.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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