Babylon’s Fall Livestream Q&A: solo play & cross-play are supported, but cross-progression is not

Babylon’s Fall Livestream Q&A: solo play & cross-play are supported, but cross-progression is not. You can identify loots once the dungeon is cleared.

Konami is selling Castlevania NFT art to celebrate the series’ 35th anniversary

Konami is selling Castlevania NFT art to celebrate the series’ 35th anniversary. the “KONAMI MEMORIAL NFT” includes game scenes from past titles, BGMs, and newly drawn visuals.

Japanese developer abandons a successfully crowdfunded shmup project, supposedly due to lack of payment

Japanese developer abandons a successfully crowdfunded shmup project, supposedly due to lack of payment. The contractual details between related parties are unknown.

Genshin Impact female characters get less revealing outfits, possibly due to regulations in China

Genshin Impact sees 4 female characters get less revealing alternate outfits. These new outfits may become the default in China.

Pro gamer Justin Wong gets Daigo’d to start the new year

Pro gamer Justin Wong gets Daigo’d to start the new year. Recreating the legendary EVO 2004 moment.

Pokémon Sword and Shield Ranked Battle Series 12 allows for two restricted Legendary Pokémon

Pokémon Sword and Shield Ranked Battle Series 12 allows for two restricted Legendary Pokémon. Series 12 will run from February 1 to September 1.

Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi tweets image of an abandoned project

Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi tweets image of an abandoned project that resembles the visual style of Octopath Traveler.

Witch on the Holy Night PS4 & Switch port announced in Japan

Mahoutsukai no Yoru: Witch on the Holy Night PS4 & Nintendo Switch port announced in Japan. The port version will be fully voiced and supports full HD resolution.

MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA to add Aoko Aozaki in January alongside Dead Apostle Noel

MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA to add Aoko Aozaki in January alongside Dead Apostle Noel. Aoko Aozaki is the first protagonist of Mahoutsukai no Yoru. She recently appeared in the Tsukihime remake.

Aniplex to acquire FGO developer’s game development division [Update: new company’s name announced]

Aniplex will acquire Fate/Grand Order (FGO) developer DELiGHTWORKS’ game development division. DELiGHTWORKS will go through a corporate divestiture to form a new company that will succeed DELiGHTWORKS’s game development business. Aniplex will acquire all shares of the new company to make it a subsidiary.

Esports team Panda Global announces the Panda Controller for Switch, GameCube, and PC [Canceled]

Esports team Panda Global have announced the Panda Controller. A customizable controller modeled after the classic GameCube design, with additional features for GameCube, Switch, and PC players.

Japanese eSports event tracking website TAIYORO is now live

Japanese eSports event tracking website TAIYORO is now live. The site covers eSports and speedrunning events held in Japan.

Nintendo reiterates the possibility of Switch shortage

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has stated that the Nintendo Switch might experience supply shortage after the new year, due to the global semiconductor shortage and supply chain issues.

Witch on the Holy Night is getting an anime movie adaptation

TYPE-MOON's visual novel Witch on the Holy Night (Mahoutsukai no Yoru) is getting an anime movie adaptation. ufotable, the animation studio behind Demon Slayer, is handling the animation.

New Final Fantasy XVI info will drop in spring 2022, later than expected

New Final Fantasy XVI info will drop in spring 2022, later than expected. "complications stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have delayed the game’s development by almost a half year.”

Librarian adventure game Kakureza Library to release on Steam in January

Librarian adventure game Kakureza Library to release on Steam in January 2022. Your objective is to handle your work without making too many mistakes in order to get past the trial period.

Dragon Quest X Offline delayed until summer 2022 in Japan

Dragon Quest X Offline delayed until summer 2022 in Japan. It was initially scheduled to come out on February 26. Dragon Quest X Offline's The Sleeping Hero and the Guiding Allies expansion is also delayed from spring 2022 to autumn 2022.

Game translators discuss being left out of the credits & why veterans are leaving the AAA space

Game translators discuss being left out of the credits and why veterans are leaving the AAA space. Not only individual translators, but translation companies themselves have cases where they can and can’t make information public.

Chilla’s Art announces The Closing Shift, a psychological horror game taking place at a cafe

Chilla’s Art announces The Closing Shift for steam, a psychological horror game taking place at a cafe. The protagonist is a girl who works the late shift at a cafe called Chilla’s Coffee.

Love Live! School Idol Festival All Stars to change developer & publisher

The global publisher of Love Live! School Idol Festival All Stars will change from KLab to Bushiroad International as of January 6, 2022. The development and operation of the game will be transferred to Mynet Games.

Duel Princess is coming to Nintendo Switch on January 13

Duel Princess, a risqué deck building tower-defense game, is coming to Nintendo Switch on January 13. Steam release is also planned. In Duel Princess, a ceremony called “Punishment” must be performed to steal away crests from the defeated princesses.

The Steam Winter Sale is now live. It Takes Two & Resident Evil Village are 50% off

The Steam Winter Sale is now live. It Takes Two, Deathloop, Resident Evil Village, Lawn Mowing Simulator are 50% off.

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