Your View Inside of Atlus' Amazing Art Exhibit Dedicated to Persona 5 and Catherine

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Your View Inside of Atlus' Amazing Art Exhibit Dedicated to Persona 5 and Catherine

If there's one word that's associated with the Persona series, it's stylish. A big part of that is thanks to character designer Shigenori Soejima and his esteemed art team. With Catherine: Fully Body and Persona 5 Royal on the horizon, Atlus celebrated the upcoming titles and their gorgeous designs in style, holding an art exhibit at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA. The showcase featured a plethora of art for both games, from fan tributes to rare and specially-created prints by Soejima. Long lines of passionate fans formed for their chance to see the exhibit, meet Soejima, and grab the rare merchandise for sale. We were lucky enough to attend the event, and now we're giving you an inside view to see the cool art and celebration up close.

The gallery below features the Persona 5 section. See early concept art, new characters for Royal, and some rare cast designs. Soejima even came down at one point to draw a Morgana on the chalkboard for everyone. That wasn't the only surprise, though; at  Soejima's panel, a new Persona 5 Royal trailer revealed a spring 2020 release window.

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The Coolest Stuff We Saw At The 2019 Pokémon World Championships

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The Coolest Stuff We Saw At The 2019 Pokémon World Championships

The Pokémon World Champions are upon us! The event hosts several competitive events (for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Ultra Sun & Moon, Pokkén, and Pokémon Go), but it's also a fairly large convention of its own, where fans of Pokémon can meet up, play a few games, lounge around, or visit the Pokémon Center shop, which has items exclusive to Worlds.

We've walked the show floor and various other areas and managed to (Pokémon) Snap a few photos of the event!

First off, the show floor. It's massive! Not only is there a convention hall filled with all sorts of demos, player halls, and more, but the adjacent areas are also decked out with some familiar characters.

The Coolest Stuff We Saw At The 2019 Pokémon World Championships

about X hours ago from
The Coolest Stuff We Saw At The 2019 Pokémon World Championships

The Pokémon World Champions are upon us! The event hosts several competitive events (for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Ultra Sun & Moon, Pokkén, and Pokémon Go), but it's also a fairly large convention of its own, where fans of Pokémon can meet up, play a few games, lounge around, or visit the Pokémon Center shop, which has items exclusive to Worlds.

We've walked the show floor and various other areas and managed to (Pokémon) Snap a few photos of the event!

First off, the show floor. It's massive! Not only is there a convention hall filled with all sorts of demos, player halls, and more, but the adjacent areas are also decked out with some familiar characters.

Looking Back On The Ghosts Of Luigi's Mansion

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Looking Back On The Ghosts Of Luigi's Mansion

Luigi has starred in a few games of his own since his inception as a regular player two, but none of his games have been as popular as the Luigi’s Mansion games. Although it’s great that Luigi has a series all his own in which he saves Mario for a change, he isn’t technically the star of the series; the real stars are the ghosts. There are many, many ghosts filling the mansions Luigi plunders, and it’s worth paying our respects to the fallen heroes of the franchise, especially with a hotel full of new ghosts on the way. 

Looking Back On The Ghosts Of Luigi's Mansion

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Looking Back On The Ghosts Of Luigi's Mansion

Luigi has starred in a few games of his own since his inception as a regular player two, but none of his games have been as popular as the Luigi’s Mansion games. Although it’s great that Luigi has a series all his own in which he saves Mario for a change, he isn’t technically the star of the series; the real stars are the ghosts. There are many, many ghosts filling the mansions Luigi plunders, and it’s worth paying our respects to the fallen heroes of the franchise, especially with a hotel full of new ghosts on the way. 

5 Video Game Romances That Made Us Swoon

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5 Video Game Romances That Made Us Swoon

There has been no shortage of romance in video games over the years, especially when it comes to RPGs. Exploring romantic options can help mix things up and add another layer to the experience. With a love interest, it feels like more is at stake on your journey because you care about someone. Not only does connecting with characters often get you in-game bonuses, but it also makes for a more fulfilling and immersive story. While not every liaison works well within the context of the gameplay, like the possible romance you could have with Benny from Fallout: New Vegas, sometimes you manage to come across a character with whom a dalliance can really energize the adventure. And with the added element of romance, they’re even harder to resist. Here are some video game romances that stuck with us. 

5 Video Game Romances That Made Us Swoon

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5 Video Game Romances That Made Us Swoon

There has been no shortage of romance in video games over the years, especially when it comes to RPGs. Exploring romantic options can help mix things up and add another layer to the experience. With a love interest, it feels like more is at stake on your journey because you care about someone. Not only does connecting with characters often get you in-game bonuses, but it also makes for a more fulfilling and immersive story. While not every liaison works well within the context of the gameplay, like the possible romance you could have with Benny from Fallout: New Vegas, sometimes you manage to come across a character with whom a dalliance can really energize the adventure. And with the added element of romance, they’re even harder to resist. Here are some video game romances that stuck with us. 

Watch Our Full GI Game Club Discussion On Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

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Watch Our Full GI Game Club Discussion On Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Thanks to everybody that played along and emailed in to podcast@gameinformer.com! Check out the video above to watch our full, exhaustive discussion about 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. You can also subscribe to the audio version of The Game Informer Show and listen to the discussion there.

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With Game Informer's new cover story on Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, we want to revive our GI Game Club format and go back for a thorough look at 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

Watch Our Full GI Game Club Discussion On Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

about X hours ago from
Watch Our Full GI Game Club Discussion On Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Thanks to everybody that played along and emailed in to podcast@gameinformer.com! Check out the video above to watch our full, exhaustive discussion about 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. You can also subscribe to the audio version of The Game Informer Show and listen to the discussion there.

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With Game Informer's new cover story on Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, we want to revive our GI Game Club format and go back for a thorough look at 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

7 Fighting Game Characters That Break The Mold (And How)

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7 Fighting Game Characters That Break The Mold (And How)

Ah, fighting games. For many, many years, these games have pit two (or more) players against each other, along with their knowledge of matchups, counter-picks, combos, and spacing. Games like these are contingent on balance between the characters and their gameplay relationships to other fighters; however, sometimes fighting game characters can have unique mechanics that shake up the whole state of the game. Here are a few of those characters and how they changed up the traditional gameplay of their respective series.