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The King of Fighters 15 trailer reveals Meitenkun for the roster

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 21 January 2021 15:03 GMT SNK has published another trailer for The King of Fighters 15, and this time the company has confirmed that the carefree and sleepy Meitenkun is returning from KOH 14.Meitenkun – who has become something of a meme amongst the series’ fans because he is always, always seen carrying a pillow – will be returning to the long-running fighting franchise in King of Fighters 15.The combatant, who uses a sort-of Drunken Fist fighting technique called Hakkyokuminminken (or ‘Eight Extremes Sleepy Fist’), first appeared in King of Fighters 14, as part of Team China. You…

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PlatinumGames hopes to share Bayonetta 3 update at some point in 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 17 January 2021 10:24 GMT Bayonetta 3 has been in development for a while now, but we’ve heard very little about the game since it was announced back in 2017.But fans eager for an update on the Switch-exclusive title could be in for some good news later this year, though.In an interview on Hamster’s Arcade Archives streams, Platinum’s infamously frosty lead developer, Hideki Kamiya, was asked about how progress is going on the highly-anticipated action game.“We’ve been working on new stuff like Bayonetta 3, not that I can say too much… but I hope we can…

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Obey Me! Surprise Guests | All the right moves to raise your intimacy level

Throughout your year at the Royal Academy of Diavolo, alongside your packed curriculum of dance battles and flirty chatter you’ll have a chance to interact with Obey Me’s Surprise Guests. After you’ve completed a dance battle, you have a chance to be interrupted by one of the characters you’ve used in combat. Once the surprise guest appears, you have an invaluable chance to increase your intimacy level with that one of your friends. The intimacy boosts you can gain with surprise guests are significantly higher than what you’ll find playing through the visual novel sections of Obey Me, so it’s…

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Granblue Fantasy: Relink coming to PS4 and PS5 in 2022

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 13 December 2020 13:15 GMT Cygames has re-revealed RPG spin-off Granblue Fantasy: Relink, announcing that the game will now release on PlayStation 5 as well as PlayStation 4.The publisher announced a new release window and platform for its upcoming game at Granblue Fantasy Fes 2020 (thanks Gematsu).Cygames also showed off a hefty 23-minute gameplay video (bel0w) too, revealing how the game’s coming on and what players can expect from the title when it launches sometime in 2022.The game has been on something of a journey so far, but it seems the chequered and troubled development history…

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The King of Fighters 15’s first three characters have been revealed

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 3 December 2020 16:31 GMT SNK has finally announced three of the characters coming to King of Fighters 15, the latest installment in the classic SNK fighting series that was announced back in 2019.In a trailer, SNK producer Yasuyuki Oda and creative director Eisuke Ogura have revealed that series veterans Kyo, Benimaru and Shun’ei are all set to make it into the next game’s roster.Long-time fans of the series will recognize Kyo and the flamboyantly-haired Benimaru from the very first game (and multiple titles since), whilst Shun’ei returns from King of Fighters 14 to lead the charge…

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Apex Legends most popular characters have been revealed

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 29 November 2020 15:58 GMT Respawn has shared a little bit of data with us this weekend that lifts the lid of which characters get chosen the most in the on-going battle royale game Apex Legends.Earlier in the week, Respawn put out a tweet that asked players to guess which playable Apex Legends characters enjoyed the highest pick rate in the title.Moreover, the developer tasked players with ranking which Legends they thought were more popular, on a scale of 1-5. Despite the developer’s insistence, it would get back to curious players within the hour, the studio…

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SoulCalibur 6 to get Hwang as final character of Season Pass 2

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 29 November 2020 13:46 GMT Bandai Namco has revealed oft-requested Soul Calibur favorite Hwang will return to the series as the final SoulCalibur 6 Season Pass 2 DLC character.Hwang, the energetic Korean swordsman, is set to arrive in SoulCalibur 6 on December 2 alongside a big patch that’ll introduce a slew of new content to the game, too.Though Hwang will be paid-for as part of the game’s second season pass, the patch that introduces him to the game will be brimming with free content, including a new stage called Motien Pass Ruins, Seong Mi-Na’s classic costume…

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Star Wars Squadrons just got 120fps support on Xbox Series X/S, but not PS5

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 26 November 2020 15:05 GMT Star Wars Squadrons received a big new patch today that squashes a few bugs and adds 120fps support on the Xbox Series S and X.EA previously outlined Star Wars Squadrons‘ next-gen patch, in which the publisher promised would add a slew of new features to the game on both Sony and Microsoft consoles. However, only the latter set of hardware is going to get the option to play the game at 120fps.PlayStation 5 players aren’t being left behind entirely, though, as “improved visual quality and lighting” have been added for Sony’s…

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The Chrysler Building is missing from Spider-Man: Miles Morales thanks to copyright issues

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 22 November 2020 15:13 GMT Perhaps one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks, the Chrysler Building, was taken out of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales thanks to copyright issues.Keen-eyed players may have noticed a pretty glaring omission from the latest Insomniac Games title – the Chrysler Building.The monolithic structure, which was present back in the PS4 release of Marvel’s Spider-Man in 2018 (and lots of other Marvel media, to boot) didn’t quite make it into the latest web-slinging game thanks to new ownership taking over the Art Deco landmark in 2019.“When creating our representation of the…

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Demon’s Souls PS5 has a mystery door that nobody can open

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 16 November 2020 20:20 GMT There is a mysterious locked door in the PlayStation 5 version of Demon’s Souls that didn’t appear in the original game, and its presence has curious players baffled.The peculiar door (which you can see at the bottom of the page) originally appeared in a video over on Reddit, and since its initial discovery players have been scratching their heads and trying to figure out what it leads to – and why it’s there.The locked door, which is located in World Level 1-3, is disguised by an illusory wall (of which there…

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Achievements are coming to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on PC, Ubisoft insists

Ubisoft has confirmed that standalone achievements are indeed coming for PC players of Assassin’s Ceed Valhalla after a few days of mixed messages from the publisher.After players noticed that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was missing an achievements page on the newly-launched Ubisoft Connect – and Watch Dogs Legion wasn’t – some curious users asked Ubisoft why the former seemed to be singled out.Over on the Ubisoft forum, a Ubisoft support spokesperson mentioned that the game missing achievements “was unintended”, and that the publisher was “actively working to enable achievements”.As reported by PC Gamer and Eurogamer, Ubisoft changed its mind two days later. “Achievements…

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Shadowlands has more pre-sales than any other World of Warcraft expansion to date

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 1 November 2020 15:49 GMT Shadowlands has managed to secure more pre-sales than any other expansion in World of Warcraft history, Blizzard has revealed.Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has revealed that players are seemingly incredily excited about the upcoming expansion, noting that Shadowlands has out-performed every other expansion in the game’s long history when it comes to pre-sales.“We’ve seen unprecedented engagement trends since the [World of Warcraft] subscriber base doubled following the launch of Classic last year,” Kotick said (via PC Gamer). “Pre-sales of the upcoming Shadowlands expansion are the highest we’ve seen at this stage…

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PlayStation 5 launch game Destruction AllStars delayed to February 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 26 October 2020 15:58 GMT Sony has announced that PlayStation 5 launch title Destruction AllStars has been pushed back to February 2021, and will now launch as a PlayStation Plus title.Over on the PlayStation Blog, Sony’s director of product development, Pete Smith, announced that the action racing game has been pushed back from its initial launch date of November 12, 2020, and will now launch in February 2021 instead.“Destruction AllStars is a multiplayer game that’s at its best when you’re competing with gamers online from all around the world,” Smith wrote on the blog. “We want…