Ni No Kuni II Adds Harder Difficulty Modes In New Patch

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Ni No Kuni II Adds Harder Difficulty Modes In New Patch

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom has had a difficulty problem. Our own review talked about how the side quests only served to make an already easy game even easier. People use cheat-enabling software on the PC to make the enemies more difficult to wring out some challenge from the game. It turns out, Bandai Namco has heard you. 

In a patch that's out now, Ni no Kuni II has added two harder difficulties for new games, Hard and Expert. Obviously Expert is for the hardest challenge currently available. The patch also has some bug fixes and rare items.

Playing on harder difficulties also increases your drop rate for rare items, so it has benefits beyond fixing what is commonly called out as the game's biggest flaw. The patch is out now for PlayStation 4 and PC.

Rico Rodriguez Joins Final Fantasy Brave Exvius In Just Cause 3-Themed Event

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Rico Rodriguez Joins Final Fantasy Brave Exvius In Just Cause 3-Themed Event

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is known for having a lot of guest crossovers, including singer Ariana Grande, so it only makes sense that Square Enix's own properties also make the leap at some point.

Just Cause hero Rico Rodriguez along with Just Cause 3 compatriots Mario Frigo, Teo, and Annika Svennson are being added to the mobile game with 2D SNES-style sprites. Rico, Mario, and Annika are being added through the featured summon function, while Teo will be a raid summon.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius will be having an anniversary event starting next week that, among other things, halves the stamina cost for playing the game. 

Rico Rodriguez Joins Final Fantasy Brave Exvius In Just Cause 3-Themed Event

about X hours ago from
Rico Rodriguez Joins Final Fantasy Brave Exvius In Just Cause 3-Themed Event

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is known for having a lot of guest crossovers, including singer Ariana Grande, so it only makes sense that Square Enix's own properties also make the leap at some point.

Just Cause hero Rico Rodriguez along with Just Cause 3 compatriots Mario Frigo, Teo, and Annika Svennson are being added to the mobile game with 2D SNES-style sprites. Rico, Mario, and Annika are being added through the featured summon function, while Teo will be a raid summon.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius will be having an anniversary event starting next week that, among other things, halves the stamina cost for playing the game. 

Bloodstained Backer Demo Delayed One Week On Day Of Release

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Bloodstained Backer Demo Delayed One Week On Day Of Release

Koji Igarashi's newest foray into the Metroidvania genre was crowdfunded in 2015, but has seen a few delays and bumps in the road along the way to release. The latest demo, the E3 build being sent to backers on PC, has also seen its own delay right at its release date. Thankfully, it's only for one week.

Historically, the Bloodstained developers have released E3 demos to backers and were planning to do the same with the E3 2018 demo, but had to delay it in a backer update last night. During E3, the developers found a number of bugs and glitches they want to smooth out the demo before releasing. The new plan is to release the demo on June 28.

The demo has been anticipated as it's the first chance for backers to get their hands on the game after the original developer Inti Creates was taken off the game last year and replaced with developers ArtPlay and DICO. ArtPlay is the mobile developer Igarashi took a job at before launching the Bloodstained Kickstarter, while DICO is not known for much in the way of game development, but specializes in QA and localization. Inti Creates did, however, make the prequel game Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon.

Bloodstained Backer Demo Delayed One Week On Day Of Release

about X hours ago from
Bloodstained Backer Demo Delayed One Week On Day Of Release

Koji Igarashi's newest foray into the Metroidvania genre was crowdfunded in 2015, but has seen a few delays and bumps in the road along the way to release. The latest demo, the E3 build being sent to backers on PC, has also seen its own delay right at its release date. Thankfully, it's only for one week.

Historically, the Bloodstained developers have released E3 demos to backers and were planning to do the same with the E3 2018 demo, but had to delay it in a backer update last night. During E3, the developers found a number of bugs and glitches they want to smooth out the demo before releasing. The new plan is to release the demo on June 28.

The demo has been anticipated as it's the first chance for backers to get their hands on the game after the original developer Inti Creates was taken off the game last year and replaced with developers ArtPlay and DICO. ArtPlay is the mobile developer Igarashi took a job at before launching the Bloodstained Kickstarter, while DICO is not known for much in the way of game development, but specializes in QA and localization. Inti Creates did, however, make the prequel game Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon.

Summer Games Done Quick Starts This Sunday

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Summer Games Done Quick Starts This Sunday

Summer Games Done Quick, an annual charity event that raises money by soliciting donations while speed running through games, starts this Sunday.

The event is the Summer instance of the bi-annual Games Done Quick banner, with each event usually having different charities to support. SGDQ this year is raising money for Doctors Without Borders, one of the multiple charities that Games Done Quick has collectively raised $14 million for since they started streaming these events. All of the donations go straight to the charity.

You can find a schedule of the speed runs this year right here, which begins with Banjo-Tooie and includes speed runs of the newest Metroid game Samus Returns, Cuphead, a Tool-Assisted bot speed run of F-Zero GX, and way, way more. Make sure to check it out, spread the word, and donate for a good cause.

Sega Producing Dreamcast And Mega Drive-Themed Candles

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Sega Producing Dreamcast And Mega Drive-Themed Candles

Sega is producing scented candles that look like Dreamcast and Mega Drive consoles, and they want fans to tell them what the systems should smell like. The company didn't say if the fans' suggestions will actually determine the scent of the final products, but the person who makes Sega's favorite suggestion will receive both candles for free.

Sega announced the candles and the contest on the Sega Forever Facebook page. Commenters on the post have already come up with some fun suggestions, including hot plastic and chili dogs.

There's no word of a release date for these smelly systems, but the Sega Forever post says the candles are currently "in development."

What?! Sega Produces Dreamcast And Mega Drive-Themed Candles

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What?! Sega Produces Dreamcast And Mega Drive-Themed Candles

Sega is producing scented candles that look like Dreamcast and Mega Drive consoles, and they want fans to tell them what the systems should smell like. The company didn't say if the fans' suggestions will actually determine the scent of the final products, but the person who makes Sega's favorite suggestion will receive both candles for free.

Sega announced the candles and the contest on the Sega Forever Facebook page. Commenters on the post have already come up with some fun suggestions, including hot plastic and chili dogs.

There's no word of a release date for these smelly systems, but the Sega Forever post says the candles are currently "in development."