Street Fighter 6 Closed Beta Test coming

More details on World Tour, Battle Hub revealed



Street Fighter 6

The Closed Beta Test for the upcoming 2023 game Street Fighter 6 is set from October 7 to 10, 2022 on PlayStation 5, highlighting exhilarating updates for the latest installment in Capcom’s fighting series.

Like the full game when it launches in 2023, the CBT is cross-play enabled; players can face off against each other and access Battle Hub, one of the three core game modes that can accommodate up to 100 players at the same time.

In Battle Hub, players can communicate with each other using emotes or chat, and head over to the Hub Good Shop to show off their fashion sense. There are also Arcade Cabinets for arcade-style matches that will only start when two places are seated on both sides, just like classic game arcades.

To stay updated on the latest tournaments in Battle Hub, enter the Event Counter. A DJ Booth also allows players to have a more ambient experience.

Your avatar, your World Tour

Speaking of core game modes, the latest updates has shed light into parts of the sequence for the game.

In World Tour, one of the other game modes, gamers will begin their respective journeys in Buckler Security in Metro City – a company that trains new recruits. Here, they will meet Luke, their World Tour guide.

As you progress through the story, you’ll meet even more Masters who will take you under their wing. They’ll teach you useful styles and attacks as you develop a great bond with them. The more you progress with the apprenticeship, the more moves you learn, which make your character stronger.

Meanwhile, World Tour is also set to offer arguably the most extensive Avatar Creation feature, pushing the limits of customization for players’ characters.

In the creation menu that contains several pages of options, here are some of the aspects you can tweak:

  • Body type with height and proportion
  • Upper body
  • Lower body
  • Muscle definition
  • Skin color
  • Body hair
  • Hair
  • Eye shape
  • Iris
  • Eyebrows
  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Ears
  • Facial hair

Each of these categories contain a multitude of sliders, like Shredded, Built, Soft, and anywhere in between for muscle definition and cheek depth, jaw length, and more for your face shape.

Your avatar’s gear can also be changed by visiting shops for wardrobe options and accessories like hats, shoes, and more. Gear sets are also available, so you can choose what drip fits best.

Four legendary characters return

To cap off the updates, four returning legendary names are joining the roster of playable characters for Street Fighter 6.

Former US National Fighting Champion Ken Masters, who has been accused of being a criminal mastermind, will bring his Hadoken, Shoryuken, and Tatsumaki Senpu-kyaku, as well as his now special moves Dragonlash Kick and Sprint into the battle ground.

Blanka will be back with his Electric Thunder and Rolling Attacks, and he has added the Blanka-chan Bomb move to his repertoire to toss a doll to the ground.

If he is able to toss the doll along with an electric special move, it will charge towards the opponent with rage and explode.

Meanwhile, Dhalsim, a monk and yoga master, will channel his familiar techniques from previous iterations yet again. His Yoga Fire, Yoga Arch, and Yoga Comet will be similar to how they are released. The Yoga Flame likewise comes back.

Lastly, sumo wrestler E. Honda will showcase is Yokozuna skills against opponents. He has his trademark Hundred Hand Slap, Sumo Headbutt, Sumo Smash, and Oicho Throw.

Neko Damashi and Sumo Spirit, V-Skills from Street Fighter V, have now been upgraded to special moves too. A new move, Sumo Dash, enables him to move forward with a sumo shuffle that can be followed up with more pressure or a launcher.


Doraemon farming game demo now up

Pre-order bonuses released



Doraemon Story of Seasons

The free demo for Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom is now available across all platforms.

The upcoming Bandai Namco title which is the latest in the Story of Seasons series is slated for a November 2, 2022 release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and Steam.

Details of the bonus content available for players of the demo have also been released. This will be a start-up set which will help players in their tasks in Illuma once the game releases officially. It includes:

  • Soft Wood x 20
  • Normal Wood x 20
  • Hard Wood x 20
  • Stone x 20

Friends of the Great Kingdom

In the latest chapter of the Story of Seasons series, players get an upgraded feel of the game’s world wherein natural light, wind, and environmental sound effects have been added.

In addition to the quests found in the previous games such as raising crops and caring for animals, Doraemon-themed activities using the character’s famed secret gadgets – such as Farm Restaurant and Gro-Quick Powder – have been made available to enjoy.

There will also be an inspiring new story for the title. For those who will pre-order the Digital Version and Deluxe Editions of the game, bonuses are in store.


The Digital-Exclusive Pre-Order bonuses include:

Doraemon Story of Seasons

  • Summer Wear set
  • Home Furniture set
  • Sweet Seeds set

The Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Main game
  • Season Pass (Costume and Furniture Sets 1, 2, and 3)
  • Season Pass purchase bonus (Premium Crops Seeds set)
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • Seasonal Vegetables Seeds set
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Cyberpunk 2077 is already getting a sequel

Codenamed Orion



Without a doubt, Cyberpunk 2077 faced one of the world’s most controversial launches for a video game. Though CD Projekt Red released several updates to fix the game’s reputation, the developer is already moving on to bigger projects. In a new tweet, CD Projekt Red has already confirmed development for Cyberpunk 2077’s sequel.

Earlier today, CD Projekt Red announced that the next Cyberpunk 2077 game will have the codename Orion. Unfortunately, the announcement doesn’t reveal much else about the upcoming project, except that it will “take the Cyberpunk franchise further and continue harnessing the potential of this dark future universe.”

Following a smattering of bugs and glitches on launch, Cyberpunk 2077 further progressed through its redemption story through patches and an upcoming DLC. However, that’s as far as the story goes. With the sequel’s development underway, it’s hard to imagine much more coming for the first game. Unlike No Man’s Sky (which suffered a similarly controversial launch), Cyberpunk 2077 is calling it early.

Besides the cyberpunk title, the developer also announced more updates for the future of the Witcher universe. The next major entry in the series is codenamed Polaris and will precede two more entries to create a new trilogy. Outside of the main series, the franchise is also getting Canis Majoris (a spin-off from the main series and developed by an external studio) and Sirius (a multiplayer game with a single-player campaign).

Finally, CD Projekt Red also teased a new franchise called Hadar. Unlike Cyberpunk or Witcher, Hadar will be an original setting, marking the developer’s first following the success of the preceding two franchises based on past properties.

SEE ALSO: Cyberpunk 2077 soars to 1M daily players after Edgerunners

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Horizon Zero Dawn is likely getting a remaster

For the PlayStation 5



How many remasters is too much? With newer hardware coming out, several developers have decided to update their old games to function more smoothly and gorgeously on modern consoles. However, there’s still an unresolved issue on where the industry should draw the line. Pending a resolution to that conundrum, here’s another remaster: Horizon Zero Dawn is likely getting a remastered edition.

According to sources in VGC and MP1ST, Sony is planning a PlayStation 5 remaster for Horizon Zero Dawn, the first game in the franchise. The upcoming edition will likely bring updated graphics and a few technical tweaks to the 2017 title.

For a while now, Sony has found a new obsession in remastering and remaking its old titles for the new console. The company has already released similar editions for the Spider-Man duology, for example. Besides remasters, PC ports are also making their way to Steam, creating a new market for Sony’s former exclusives.

Of course, one can argue whether Horizon Zero Dawn truly needs a remastered edition. For a 2017 title, the game still looks gorgeous even on newer hardware. Though there are graphical differences between the first title and its sequel, Horizon Forbidden West, Horizon Zero Dawn is still a beautiful game.

That said, the remastered edition is still likely coming, albeit at an unknown time. Also, the same source speculates that the franchise is getting a new multiplayer game sometime in the future. With the franchise’s success over the years, Sony is unsurprisingly going all-in on more Horizon titles, including a confirmed VR-exclusive game for the upcoming PSVR 2.

SEE ALSO: Sony confirms ‘Horizon’ and ‘God of War’ shows are coming

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