Does Morgana finally become human in Persona 5: The Royal?

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Does Morgana finally become human in Persona 5: The Royal?

The Phantom Thieves are coming back for more in Persona 5: The Royal, an expanded version of the original Persona 5 that’s set to release in 2020 for North American fans. Among new places to explore and revamped dungeons, a new Phantom Thief appears in Tokyo as well.

The original cast of Persona 5 is mostly high school students and what appears to be a talking cat named Morgana, who dive into people’s subconsciousness to trigger a “change of heart.” Whether it’s a teacher who’s been abusing students or a corrupt CEO, the Phantom Thieves are first led by Morgana, who seems to have pre-existing knowledge of how to take someone’s heart.

Persona 5: The Royal will hit PS4 this year with new content and a new Phantom Thief

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Persona 5: The Royal will hit PS4 this year with new content and a new Phantom Thief

Atlus will release a new and expanded version of role-playing game Persona 5, titled Persona 5: The Royal, for PlayStation 4 in Japan on Oct. 31. The game will come to North America and other regions sometime in 2020, according to Atlus’ U.S. arm.

Persona 5: The Royal will add a number of new features to the game, including a new Phantom Thief named Kasumi Yoshizawa; a new confidant named Takuto Maruki who works as a counselor at Shujin Academy; and a new location to explore, Kichijoji. The game will touch on the students’ third semester at school.

BioWare delays Anthem features, including its Cataclysm event

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BioWare delays Anthem features, including its Cataclysm event

BioWare said on Tuesday that it’s delaying major features for Anthem, including the limited-time Cataclysm event that was expected in May, as it prioritizes other fixes, like bugs, stability, and “game flow.”

“We set aside time for this work, but the reality is there are more things to fix and improve than we planned for,” BioWare said in an update posted to the game’s subreddit. “While this is the best thing to do for the game, it means some items from the calendar will be delayed.”

Report: Cheaper Switch coming in June, ‘modest’ upgrade coming later

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Report: Cheaper Switch coming in June, ‘modest’ upgrade coming later

Nintendo will “likely” release a cheaper version of its Switch hybrid console sometime this June, according to a report from Bloomberg, corroborating previous reports about the company’s hardware plans.

Bloomberg didn’t specify a price point or what would differentiate the less expensive version of the Nintendo Switch from the current model. Nintendo sells the Switch for $299.99, the same price the console launched at in March 2017.

Jax’s ending in Mortal Kombat 11 is the best and boldest in the game

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Jax’s ending in Mortal Kombat 11 is the best and boldest in the game

Mortal Kombat 11 is out now, and at the risk of lightly spoiling a particular character’s story, you owe it to yourself to check out Jackson “Jax” Briggs’ individual ending, which does some big things with the fighting game’s time-manipulation plot device.

Even if you don’t plan to play Mortal Kombat 11 but might be interested in what Jax is up to these days — or what people might be talking about in both positive and negative ways — it’s worth the minute-and-change.

Here’s every new Essence power in World of Warcraft’s Rise of Azshara update

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Here’s every new Essence power in World of Warcraft’s Rise of Azshara update

Blizzard is implementing a new Azerite system in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth patch 8.2, Rise of Azshara. The new Heart of Azeroth system mimics the Artifact system from Legion.

This Essence system is the newest addition to the Azerite Armor system, which players have complained about since launch. With Essence, players can now choose new passive perks and active abilities for their Heart of Azeroth.

Anthem’s latest patch adds a new Stronghold and mid-mission gear swapping

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Anthem’s latest patch adds a new Stronghold and mid-mission gear swapping

Anthem has had a tough road since its launch back in February. Despite a multitude of bugs and broken systems, BioWare has pressed on with the game, attempting to fix issues along the way. The game’s latest patch, which went live on Tuesday, focuses on fixing some of the nagging quality-of-life issues that players have had since launch.

The biggest change in the patch is the ability to access the Forge during missions, Strongholds, and freeplay. Wherever you are in game, you can finally change your loadout of weapons and gear. Previously, doing any of this required players to go all the way back to Fort Tarsis or the Launch Bay.

How Fortnite’s success led to months of intense crunch at Epic Games

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How Fortnite’s success led to months of intense crunch at Epic Games

The popularity of Fortnite has been transformative for Epic Games. But the game’s explosive growth led to months of intense crunch for Epic employees and contractors, some of whom say they felt extreme pressure to work grueling hours to maintain Fortnite’s success and profitability, resulting in a toxic, stressful environment at the company.

In a dozen interviews conducted by Polygon over a period of several months, current and former employees say they regularly worked in excess of 70-hour weeks, with some reporting 100-hour weeks. Contract staff in Epic’s quality assurance and customer service departments spoke of a stressful and hostile working environment in which working overtime — while officially voluntary — was an expected service to the company.

Sega’s Puyo Puyo esports game is coming stateside in May

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Sega’s Puyo Puyo esports game is coming stateside in May

Sega’s esports-focused Puyo Puyo game, which will be known as Puyo Puyo Champions when it comes to North America, will be released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC via Steam, and Xbox One on May 7.

Puyo Puyo Champions was announced as Puyo Puyo eSports in Japan in September. The puzzle game features a “strong focus on global online competitive multiplayer,” according to Sega, and uses the rules of Puyo Puyo 2 and Puyo Puyo Fever. Champions also includes a new eight-player tournament mode for local battles and a rich replay system. Players can pick from 24 characters from throughout the Puyo Puyo series.

Homestuck updated with two epilogues three years after series ends

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Homestuck updated with two epilogues three years after series ends

Homestuck, the popular and lengthy webcomic by Andrew Hussie, updated with an multi-part epilogue on April 20 to tie up the story.

The last we saw the kids and trolls, they were chilling on a new world they created. While they didn’t end up actually defeating Lord English, it seemed like they were going to live happily and start new life on Earth C.