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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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PS5’s DualSense controller gets two new colors

Midnight Black and Cosmic Red

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Not too fond of the white DualSense controller on the PS5? Sony PlayStation heard you as they announce two new colors of this haptic wonder — Midnight Black and Cosmic Red.

The PlayStation blog waxed poetic while describing the new colors: “Midnight Black features two subtly different shades of black with light grey detailing to reflect how we view space through the night sky. Cosmic Red offers a striking black and red design inspired by the unique vivid shades of red found throughout the cosmos.”

The DualSense controller is one of the biggest innovations of the PlayStation 5. Combining Haptic Feedback and Adaptive Triggers, it offered developers a new way to have gamers experience games. This was most evident in the recently released roguelike survival shooter Returnal.

The new colors are indeed striking. Could this be a sign that we might see Midnight Black and Crimson Red plates for the actual PlayStation 5?

The new lineup of colors will be available at participating retailers globally starting June 2021. The exact date will vary by location. You may check with local retailers for availability.

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LoL Wild Rift: New champions, skins, and character adjustments!

Patch Notes 2.2c is here

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Amidst Rengar and Kha’Zix’s rivalry, new competition is joining in the mix. Renekton is finally getting released later on in the patch to face off against his brother, Nasus. And, the ancient rituals of Blood Moon will make their debut in Wild Rift with Renekton. So, buckle up, there’s a bunch of new things coming with the patch.

Renekton: The Butcher of the Sands

Renekton is an ascended warrior from the scorched deserts of Shurima. The esteemed warrior of his empire was entombed beneath the sands during the fall of the Sun Disc. While the world above the sand changed, he grew resentful and insane. Now free from the deserts’ entrapment, Renekton seeks vengeance over his brother, Nasus (whom he blames for years in darkness).

Riot is doubling down on new skins, new accessories, new events, and champion adjustments. So, if you’ve been out of the loop from the Wild Rift universe, this is the perfect time to come back to it.

There’ll be another update on the patch later this month for what’s to come in June and July. But, the Jubilant Colors event kicks off in just a few days: May 24. Check the patch notes here to read up on more specifics!

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PlayStation VR 2 could be 4K with gaze-tracking tech

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Excited for the PlayStation VR 2? A fresh leak regarding foveated virtual reality headset points to the next-gen accessory being a compelling head-mounted display — and far more impressive than the predecessor. Sony has been teasing the launch for quite some time and even left many breadcrumbs for enthusiasts.

However, the report today isn’t official. According to Upload VR, Sony recently shared more details of the next-gen PlayStation VR with the company’s partners. Topping the list of details is a 4,000 x 2,040-pixel resolution, which gives it a stunning total of 8.16 million pixels.

In terms of rendering, it will work smarter by utilizing foveated rendering. That means that anything in the users’ peripheral vision that isn’t being looked at directly will be rendered in lower quality. The new technology will help save computing resources, delivering a better experience.

A single USB-C connection to the front of the PS5 is expected to power the unit. Another welcome touch is inside-out tracking. Now that Sony is ditching the PS Move controllers, the headset’s onboard cameras will be used to track the position of the new orb-shaped controllers instead.

The accessory seems like a perfect companion for the PlayStation 5 and is well equipped to compete. Although, the supply of PlayStation 5 has been severely hit, and the Japanese giant is expecting delays to go well into 2022. The company hasn’t even given us a release date yet — we know only that we won’t be seeing it by the end of 2021.

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