Pyra and Mythra join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate after changing outfits

Pyra and Mythra join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate after changing outfits, but what’s considered too sexual?

Roguelike Elona Mobile is now available. How does it differ from the original?

Roguelike Elona Mobile is now available. How does it differ from the original?

Jill’s Day, a GBA-style VA-11 HALL-A unauthorized fangame, releases demo

Jill’s Day, a GBA-style VA-11 HALL-A unauthorized fangame, releases demo.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild players discover new levitation bug

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild players discover new levitation bug. As the name suggests, the levitation bug in The Legend of Zelda: Breath makes it possible for Link to float through the air along a horizontal plane.

Pokémon Trading Card Game Live announced for Windows/Mac/mobile as a F2P app

Pokémon Trading Card Game Live announced for Windows/Mac/iOS/Android as a F2P app. Pokémon TCG Online will be sunsetting shortly prior to the launch of Pokémon Trading Card Game Live.

Marvelous acquires groovesync, the company of Yu Matsui, one of the leaders in Japan’s eSports scene

Marvelous acquires groovesync, the company of Yu Matsui, one of the leaders in Japan's eSports scene.

Monster Hunter Rise & Sunbreak DLC won’t support Cross-Play/Cross-Save

Monster Hunter Rise & Sunbreak DLC won’t support Cross-Save/Cross-Play. Capcom announced that “after looking into it throughout the development process, we found we are unable to implement it this time.”

Resident Evil 4 VR logo changed, possibly in response to copyright infringement lawsuit

Resident Evil 4 VR logo changed possibly in response to copyright infringement lawsuit. The iconic shattered glass-like design is gone, the number "4" is now dyed white.

PlatinumGames’ Sol Cresta delayed until 2022. It will feature Caravan Mode and vertical screen support

PlatinumGames’ Sol Cresta delayed until 2022. It will feature Caravan Mode and vertical screen support. Hideki Kamiya announced the delay in the recent " Very Sorry Stream."

My Name is Mayo 3 announced as the final chapter in the clicker game saga

My Name is Mayo 3 announced as the final chapter in the clicker game saga. The fate of our beloved mayo will be revealed. My Name is Mayo 3 is set to launch on PC (via Steam), PS4, and PS5.

Pokémon BDSP player performs City Hunter’s “Get Wild” with gym badges

Pokémon BDSP player performs City Hunter’s “Get Wild” with gym badges. Just like in the original Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, each badge is assigned a note, so players can perform music with them.

Pokémon BDSP “Menu Storage” bug used in speedruns has been fixed

Pokémon BDSP's “Menu Storage,” a bug used in speedruns has been fixed with the ver.1.1.2 update. Current any% speedrun record is 17:17 by Werster (using ver. 1.1.1).

Witch Explorer brings tower defense and shoot ‘em up gameplay to Steam on December 20

Witch Explorer brings tower defense and shoot ‘em up gameplay to Steam on December 20. The developer Pico Games also released a free game called Doll Explorer Prologue on Steam in January of 2021.

A game developer falls into the dreaded “number notation” trap of programming

One game developer falls into the dreaded “number notation” trap of programming. An example of how the notation rule differences between countries can cause bugs in video games.

The Idolmaster series’ Yayoi Takatsuki appointed as a tourism ambassador for Takatsuki city, Japan

The Idolmaster series’ Yayoi Takatsuki appointed as a tourism ambassador for Takatsuki city, Japan. A special event will take place on Yayoi Takatsuki's birthday, March 25.

Kaiji mobile game looks incredibly cheap, leaving fans perplexed

The new Kaiji mobile game looks incredibly cheap, and fans are questioning how much of it is intentional. Kaiji Yami no Mokushiroku, a free-to-play mobile game based on the popular manga series Kaiji, has released in Japan on January 20.

The new Shiren the Wanderer game contains a message from a developer worried about the future of the franchise

The new Shiren the Wanderer game contains a message from a developer worried about the future of the franchise.

FFXIV meme ascends to official status in special live performance at Digital Fan Festival

FFXIV meme ascends to official status in special live performance at Digital Fan Festival.

FFXIV cookbook will be released for sale on November 9

FFXIV cookbook called The Ultimate Final Fantasy XIV Cookbook: The Essential Culinarian Guide to Hydaelyn will be released for sale on November 9.

Dragon Quest XII is being co-developed by JP developer HEXADRIVE

Dragon Quest XII is being co-developed by HEXADRIVE, a Japanese studio based in Osaka. The company has a proven track record of porting games and has cooperated in the development of several major titles.

Square Enix’s new SRPG TRIANGLE STRATEGY will launch on March 4, with shorter loading times & 3 difficulty options

Square Enix’s new SRPG TRIANGLE STRATEGY will launch on March 4, with shorter loading times & option to choose Hard/Easy difficulty. Auto-play and Skip features for event scenes will also be available.

MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA is off to a promising start reaching over 10,000 concurrent players on Steam

MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA is off to a promising start reaching over 10,000 concurrent players on Steam. MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA is a 2D fighting game based in the world of Tsukihime and is the latest game in the MELTY BLOOD series.

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