Monster Hunter Rise will come to Steam on Jan. 12 with 4K support and unlocked frame rate

Monster Hunter Rise will come to Steam on Jan. 12 with 4K support and unlocked frame rate, along with high-res textures and voice chat support.

In RPGolf Legends, golf club is a weapon. “RPG meets Golf” adventure will come out in 2022 [UPDATE]

In RPGolf Legends, golf club is a weapon. "RPG meets Golf" adventure will come out in 2022. The game takes place in a fantasy world where “an evil force has sealed all the golf holes.”

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.

Gungrave G.O.R.E is collaborating with Ikumi Nakamura in character design. New trailer is out now

Gungrave G.O.R.E is collaborating with Ikumi Nakamura for one of the character's design. New trailer is out now. Gungrave G.O.R.E is set to launch in 2022.

RPG Time! The Legend of Wright new trailer released. The game now has a publisher, Aniplex

RPG Time! The Legend of Wright new trailer released. The game now has a publisher, Aniplex. RPG Time! The Legend of Wright is set to launch this winter.

Nintendo Switch flip clock app called “AAA Clock” will come out in October. It’s an app that “all gamers have been waiting for” [UPDATE]

Nintendo Switch flip clock app called “AAA Clock” will come out in October. It’s an app that “all gamers have been waiting for" and “a premium product for demanding users” with an asking price of 1199 yen (approx. $10.70 USD)

Bloomberg reports on Nintendo Switch 4K dev kits distribution to developers, but Nintendo publicly denies it

Bloomberg reports on Nintendo Switch 4K dev kits distribution to developers, but Nintendo publicly denies it. Bloomberg reported that Nintendo Switch development kits with 4K resolution support were provided to at least 11 companies, including Zynga.

Mech SRPG Relayer will launch on Feb. 17 in Japan, new trailer shows off the gameplay

Mech SRPG Relayer will launch on Feb. 17 in Japan for PS4/PS5. New trailer shows off the gameplay. Relayer is a new SRPG from the team behind God Wars: Future Past.

Pokémon Unite Mamoswine’s infinite duplication bug is making the rounds

Pokémon Unite Mamoswine’s infinite duplication bug is making the rounds. Swarming Trainers with an infinite load of Mamoswines.

Unreal Engine 5 exploration game/tech demo The Market of Light is now available for free on Steam

Unreal Engine 5 exploration game/tech demo The Market of Light is now available for free on Steam. The game utilizes UE5's Nanite, Lumen and Niagara features.

New N64 controller promotional images have fans talking about the grip rather than the new buttons

New N64 controller promotional images have fans talking about the grip rather than the new buttons. Most gamers insist that holding the controller with your right hand on the right prong and your left hand on the middle prong is the natural way to hold it.

Path of the Abyss, a dungeon crawler being made by a Japanese solo dev, will have its Steam demo available in late 2021

Path of the Abyss, a dungeon crawler being made by a Japanese solo dev, will have its Steam demo available in late 2021. The game will be available in both English and Japanese.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons islanders await The Roost’s opening by staring at museum wall

Animal Crossing: New Horizons islanders await The Roost’s opening by staring at museum wall. An unusual number of Animal Crossing: New Horizons players have recently been sighted staring at a portion of the museum wall.

Legend of Mana’s original Japanese font is now available in the remastered version

Legend of Mana’s original Japanese font is now available in the remastered version. The pixel art font is back, along with a brand new arranged font.

Touhou Perfect Sakura Fantastica announced. The first officially licensed Touhou Project “arcade” game

Touhou Perfect Sakura Fantastica announced. The first officially licensed Touhou Project arcade game. It will be exhibited at the 8th Hakurei Jinjya Reitaisai event on Oct. 24.

Okinawa Rush, a Double Dragon & Tekken inspired 2D action game, is set to launch in late October

Okinawa Rush, a Double Dragon & Tekken inspired 2D action game, is set to launch in late October. The game features fighting game-like combat system with a variety of skill/move combinations.

Chinese game companies will self-regulate boys’ love content and effeminate male characters

Chinese game companies will self-regulate boys’ love content and effeminate male characters. Mandatory real-name verification is also included in the guidelines and 213 companies have pledged to the strict measures.

Rune Factory 5 will feature same-sex marriage for the first time in the series

Rune Factory 5 will feature same-sex marriage for the first time in the series. The western version of Rune Factory 5 is set to launch in March 2022.

Arcade shoot ’em up Castle of Shikigami 2 is coming to PC/Nintendo Switch. Demo ver. out now on Steam

Arcade shoot ’em up Castle of Shikigami 2 is coming to PC/Nintendo Switch. Steam demo is available now.

All-ages adventure game Magatsu Barai announced from light, a JP game brand known for R18 Visual Novels

All-ages adventure game Magatsu Barai announced from light, a JP game brand known for R18 Visual Novels. Magatsu Barai will come out in January for Nintendo Switch.

Pokémon Unite’s Crustle gets stronger each time it’s knocked out due to a recent bug, but a fix is on the way

Pokémon Unite’s Crustle gets stronger each time it’s knocked out due to a recent bug, but a fix is on the way. The bug seems to both increase the effects of held items and drastically decrease the cooldown for Crustle’s Unite Move.

Touken Ranbu Warriors gameplay revealed. It will launch on Feb. 17 in Japan, May 24 in West [UPDATE]

Touken Ranbu Warriors gameplay revealed. It will launch on Feb. 17 in Japan and on May 24 in West. Touken Ranbu Warriors is a Warriors spin-off title of the browser-based simulation game Touken Ranbu.

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