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Scarlet Nexus trailer reveals more about the upcoming JRPG

It looks gorgeous

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When the first trailer for Scarlet Nexus dropped, it got people’s attention for the graphics and visuals. This time around, we’re shown a glimpse of what the story will be and it’s looking like a promising Shounen Animé type of an adventure.

The story takes place on earth, but one that’s been infiltrated by a strange life-form called “Others”. These creatures appeared from the sky and started feasting on the brains of the living.

To combat these creatures the OSF or Others Suppression Force was formed. Among them, Yuito Sumeragi, a bright and positive-minded recruit with a kind heart. Second son of the prestigious Sumeragi family, his ancestor was the founding father of New Himuka.

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A JRPG by BANDAI NAMCO Studios

Players quickly pointed how the visuals are similar to God Eater — another popular game and animé title.

While the setting isn’t something entirely new, Scarlet Nexus sets itself apart with the use of supernatural abilities. You can use your environment to your advantage like using telekinesis to hurl vehicles and other objects to deal damage to your enemies.

Thanks to its anime-like art style and snippets of its gameplay, it is also likened to titles such as Astral Chain and Code Vein.

Some questions about the game

Before we all get excited and consider pre-ordering the game, there are some questions that need to be answered.

Character Customization. I’m curious as to what extent can we customize the protagonist’s appearance.

With the main character already voicing his name in the trailer, it’s probably safe to assume that Yuito Sumeragi is already a fixed name and gender. Even with that in place, it still makes me curious up to what extent can we customize the character.

Equipment is a given but how about the appearance? While we probably can’t make Yuito a cute girl, it’d be great if we can still change his aesthetics.

Multiplayer Option? Coming from games like Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and then God Eater, I’m hoping Scarlet Nexus has a Co-Op multiplayer option. Just imagining a team of two to four psychics working together to demolish a monster is already making me feel excited. It’s okay to have my hopes up, right?

Scarlet Nexus will be available for the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation5, PlayStation4, and PC via STEAM.

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Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition out now

One of the best JRPGs

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The Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition is finally out today. And, it’s available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam, and Epic Games Store. Over 34 years after the first release of Dragon Quest, the highly acclaimed series finally secures compatibility across multiple platforms.

This stunning and fun standalone adventure is a great starting point for new players and warmly welcomes dedicated fans with all the familiar RPG features in their Dragon Quest series arsenal.

The game lets you take up the mantle of The Luminary with a unique cast of loyal companions. You get to immerse in riveting gameplay and enthralling storylines.

The hunted Hero will need to travel across continents and vast oceans to uncover mysteries of his past all while, taking on the ominous threats facing his world. The enchanting world is brought to life by series creator Yuji Horii, character designer Akira Toriyama, and series composer Koichi Sugiyama.

New Features and Updates

Making sure the game stays the best of its genre for RPG fans everywhere, this definitive version of Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age is packed with new features and upgrades! Key updates include:

  • New character side plots — Get to know your companions more than ever with individual backstories and adventures
  • Retro 2D mode — Switch and choose between stunning 3D and retro 16-bit 2D graphics that’ll bring nostalgic RPG plays
  • 16-bit World of Tickington — Journey to and from previous Dragon Quest worlds reimagined into retro 16-bit graphics that are riddled with fun side-quests to immerse in.
  • Japanese dubbing — Pick and choose between Japanese or English voiceovers
  • Fully Orchestrated Soundtrack — Travel the world of Erdrea and switch between the originally synthesized soundtrack or a newly added symphonic soundtrack
  • Photo mode — Immortalize your adventures with the perfect photo by rearranging characters, arranging poses, and changing angles
    Additional Draconian Mode options, Adjustable Battle Speeds and more

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition is available now for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Epic Games Store.

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Pokémon releases ASMR videos with Pikachu

With Charmander and Squirtle

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For a Pokémon fan, a completely impossible but totally adorable dream is to hang out with their favorite Pokémon for an afternoon. As of late, however, The Pokémon Company has amped up their lifestyle-oriented products, connecting our favorite creatures with our daily lives. Now, there’s another way to introduce more Pokémon into our lives. The Pokémon Company released official Pikachu-themed ASMR videos.

On the company’s official YouTube channel, a new ASMR video has the beloved Electric-type Pokémon playing around in a patio for 15 minutes. In the video, Pikachu plays catch with the viewer and says “pika” or “Pikachu.” As expected, the video was recorded with ASMR mics.

However, if a high-pitched cry doesn’t rock your giblets, The Pokémon Company also has other, quieter ASMR alternatives. The most relaxed one has a tiny Charmander sleeping in front of a crackling, ASMR-friendly campfire. Sometimes, the campfire goes out and the Fire-type Pokémon relights the fire with its fiery tale.

A third one has Squirtle running around on the beach with others. Naturally, the video’s ASMR comes from the splashing of the waves.

Right now, there are only three available videos. Still, it’s a pretty cute background for when you’re doing something.

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Potential PlayStation 5 Pro pops up in new patent

Only a month after the original PS5 launch

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So, does anyone have a PlayStation 5 yet? If not, you’re one of the millions of gamers who lost to dozens of bots. However, despite the global shortage, Sony seemingly already has its sights set on the next, next generation. A leaked patent reportedly reveals the PlayStation 5 Pro.

Spotted by GSMArena, the patent, filed by Sony back in January, previews a console with two GPUs simultaneously to deliver smoother graphics. Though today’s PCs can already wield two GPUs, the patented device purportedly does so at a much more efficient clip than current PC technology. If done properly, the console can play games at 4K resolution and at 120 frames per second. The patent also mentioned a console with larger and faster storage options.

Given the console’s clearly superior hardware, the patent most likely pertains to the PlayStation 5 Pro, a higher-tier variant of the current generation.

However, since the device is still just a patent, no one knows when a new PlayStation 5 variant will come out. For now, everyone is still trying to get their hands on the new PlayStation 5 devices. Based on the previous generation’s life cycle, the PlayStation 5 and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will likely enjoy a few years in the spotlight before a new entry spoils the fun.

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