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Monster Hunter Stories 2 update 2 patch notes released alongside content roadmap

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Update 2 is coming tomorrow, and Capcom has released the patch notes for it alongside a look at the content roadmap.The version 1.2.0 update for Monster Hunter Stories 2 will arrive on August 5, and it adds a new co-op exclusive quest monster Kulve Taroth (thanks, Gematsu).Watch on YouTubeIt also includes the addition of monsters Hellblade Glavenus and Boltreaver Astalos. With the update, you can also expect new subquests, one of which will arrive tomorrow, and the others on August 19.In addition, Capcom also provided a roadmap for the game featuring information for September and…

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Pokemon Go’s third Ultra Unlock bonus to feature Sword and Shield Pokemon

The third Ultra Unlock bonus for Pokemon Go has been announced, and it will be all about the Galar region.The final Ultra Unlock bonus earned by Pokemon Go players for completing global challenges during Pokemon Go Fest has been announced.Watch on YouTubeNiantic announced today the third unlock will feature Sword and Shield Pokemon, which means Pokemon originally discovered in the Galar region will be making their debuts.The final part of this year’s Ultra Unlock will feature the Pokemon Go debuts of two Legendary Pokemon Zacian and Zamazenta, in their Hero of Many Battles forms.Alongside them, Skwovet, Greedent, Wooloo, Dubwool, and…

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It looks like we’re getting a Final Fantasy 14 cookbook later this year

Yep, you read that right. It looks like Insight Editions will be publishing a cookbook titled The Ultimate Final Fantasy 14 Cookbook, which will include various recipes inspired by the in-game world of Eorzea.Thanks to the eagle eyes of Wario64 on Twitter (via Siliconera), we’ve had an early peek at an as-yet-unannounced Final Fantasy 14 cookbook. The Simon & Schuster listing is still live, though it’s been altered from Wario64’s initial screenshot and now simply refers to a “licensed video game cookbook” instead of a Final Fantasy 14 one, specifically.As per Wario64’s screenshots, the book will include a foreword written by game director Naoki Yoshida, and it’ll…

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Don’t expect to see Final Fantasy 16 at Tokyo Game Show 2021

If you were hoping to see Final Fantasy 16 at Tokyo Game Show later this year, we’ve got some bad news for you: it looks like Square Enix won’t be ready to show it off.During a special livestream dedicated to Final Fantasy 14 on Friday, Naoki Yoshida – director of Final Fantasy 14 and producer on Final Fantasy 16 – explained that the developer would like to show more of the upcoming game at Tokyo Game Show, but will likely be unable to due to not meeting development deadlines (via Aitai Kimochi).“We really want to show something for Tokyo Game Show 2021, but we probably…

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Check out the Tales of Arise opening animation here

By Dom Peppiatt 5 July 2021 16:35 GMT Ahead of Tales of Arise launching later this year, in September, Bandai Namco has released the opening animation for the game – and you can check it out here.The Tales of series has a pretty long history with impressive and over-the-top intro animations, and the latest game in the series isn’t bucking that trend.“Tales of Arise takes place in a solar system containing the two neighboring planets of Dahna and Rena,” reads a summary of the game’s story. “The inhabitants of Dahna have always paid reverence to their planetary neighbors on Rena –…

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Pokemon Go: how many Pokemon are there in the game’s Pokedex?

The days when you could easily list every single creature available in Pokemon Go are long, long over. Watch on YouTubeThere’s now a huge number of Pokemon in the game – in fact, there’s now more different species in Pokemon Go than remain to be added.Counting the exact numbers can be challenging, however. The Pokedex is not made equal. Some Pokemon have different regional variants that are completely different Pokemon for all intents and purposes but share a Pokedex number. Others have multiple forms that share a Pokedex number. Some, like Eevee, play by their own rules, with a wide…

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Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series of Final Fantasy 1-3 will be released on July 28

By Stephany Nunneley 30 June 2021 20:04 GMT The first three entries in the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series will be released on July 28.Square Enix announced the release date today for the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series, entires one through three.Watch on YouTubeOn July 28, through Steam and on mobile, you will be able to acquire Final Fantasy 1-3 with pixel-perfect makeovers.You can also expect gameplay improvements, auto-battle options, modernized UI, a rearranged soundtrack, and extras such as a bestiary, illustration gallery, and a music player which will allow further immersion into the game world.This will be the first time FF1…

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Stranger of Paradise uses Final Fantasy 1 as a motif rather than being “directly connected to the game”

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin’s concept is based on Final Fantasy 1, but is a story all its own.Speaking in an interview with Weekly Famitsu, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin’s creative producer Tetsuya Nomura, producer Jin Hujiwara, and director Daisuke Inoue spoke about the game, and how it’s using the original Final Fantasy as a motif.Watch on YouTubeAccording to Nomura, the game is based on Final Fantasy 1, where at the end of which, you learn who the Warriors of Light really are and where they came from.In Stranger of Paradise, Jack and his friends are under the impression they…

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Pokemon Unite releases in July for Switch, coming to mobile in September

By Stephany Nunneley 17 June 2021 17:05 GMT The Pokemon Company promised yesterday we’d get some Pokemon Unite news today, and it delivered.Pokemon Unite will release for Switch in July and will arrive iOS and Android in September, The Pokemon Company and developer TiMi Studio Group announced today.Watch on YouTubeThe real-time, team-based battle game with cross-play capabilities will be free to start and was announced back in June 2020.Pokemon Unite takes place on Aeos Island, an island said to be on the ocean’s unexplored frontier. On it, you will find the Unite Battle Committee (UBC), which runs a series of tournaments. In Unite…

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s new PS5 Yuffie DLC episode isn’t essential, but it is damn good fun

Yuffie’s new adventure is a fun romp, though only existing fans need apply. Watch on YouTubePeople talk a big game about the cast of the original Final Fantasy 7. As they should; the cast is excellent. But one of the best-developed members of the cast is Yuffie – who quietly builds out a unique and memorable presence despite being an optional party member who as a result has much less to do with the thrust of the main game’s story.In the original FF7, Yuffie is encountered at random on the world map, with the likelihood you’ll run into her increasing…

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade: watch new PS5 performance mode gameplay here

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s big PS5 update is mere weeks away – so here’s a look at it running in performance mode.Watch on YouTubeWhile the next full part of the story might be a way off, fans of FF7 at least have a little bit of all-new content this year in the form of Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade and its new Intermission chapter – an all-new chunk of story which stars beloved optional original FF7 party member Yuffie Kisaragi. This new footage of the game shows off a bunch of the new features you’ll find in the new chapter…

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Here’s when you can play Biomutant in your region today

By Dom Peppiatt 25 May 2021 10:19 GMT Biomutant arrives later today, and if you’re still interested in the game after yesterday’s divisive reviews, we’ve got the information on when you’ll be able to play it.If you’ve got a hankering for an open-world, post-apocalyptic RPG with a martial arts-based combat system and a suite of crating options on top of that, you’re probably going to enjoy Biomutant.Even though the reviews weren’t that encouraging, and our own impressions found it lacklustre, the game still seems to be succeeding in finding a little niche for itself amongst the global gaming community.So, if…

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Here’s a look at Biomutant running on PS5 and Xbox Series X

By Stephany Nunneley 20 May 2021 20:01 GMT Here’s a look at Experiment 101’s Biomutant running on PS5 and Xbox Series X.THQ Nordic has released two videos showing Biomutant running on new-gen consoles.Watch on YouTubeThe first video is PS5, and on the console, the game will run at native 1080p at 60 FPS, upscaled to 4k at 60 FPS with Dynamic Resolution.According to THQ, information on a native PS5 version will be shared “soon” and the reason the game doesn’t run in native 4k on PS5 is due to technical reasons.There’s even a disclaimer in the video that states: “with…

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Co-op brawler Dark Alliance joins Game Pass for PC, Xbox and mobile at launch

By Sherif Saed 14 May 2021 11:06 GMT Dark Alliance is the latest game to be available in Game Pass at launch.Dark Alliance, the Dungeons and Dragons third-person co-op action brawler, will be part of Xbox Game Pass’ line-up at launch. On June 22, the game will be available for players on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Cloud.Watch on YouTubeMaking things even more interesting, Dark Alliance supports cross-play with PC and Xbox, a feature also available at launch. The four-player game takes place in Icewind Dale, and features over 30 monsters from the world of Dungeons and Dragons….

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New Pokemon Snap: all locations | How to unlock the Research Camp, Lental Seafloor, and more

By Rebecca Jones 7 May 2021 17:09 GMT New Pokemon Snap is set across the various islands of the Lental region, a small archipelago which quite conveniently features an improbably diverse series of biomes.On Lental’s various islands you’ll find temperate meadows, rainforest jungles, tropical beaches, active volcanoes, frozen tundra, and more!Watch on YouTubeHowever, New Pokemon Snap isn’t designed to be progressed through linearly. Travel between the islands of Lental is instantaneous, which is convenient, because you’re going to be going back and forth constantly as you gain access to new areas, stages, and research levels.How to unlock all locations in…