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It’s becoming quite the habit now, and like clockwork, the PS Plus Essential games for December 2022 seem to have been leaked. It’s looking like another good month for subscribers as the year comes to a close! PS Plus Essentials December 2022 Leaked The leak comes from the usual suspect, billbil-kun via Dealabs, who is known to have an almost flawless record with these types of things. For December 2022, the rumored PlayStation Plus Essentials games are: Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Biomutant Divine Knockout Of course, this is not something that we should take as official since Sony has not announced the lineup yet, so take it with a grain of salt. However, these leaks are usually accurate, especially coming from billbil-kun, and if the past months are any indication, then we could be seeing the actual list already. What do you think of the list?

Ubisoft has announced that OddBallers will be launching on January 26, 2023 for the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Ubisoft Connect and Epic. The game will also be playable on the PS5 and Xbox Series via compatibility mode. This upcoming title is a bombastic party game where players can challenge friends and family in hilarious dodgeball-inspired games. With its many different arenas and unique mini-games, players will have to use everything they can get their hands on to come at the top of each crazy round. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgMTgMG-K_E Whether online or locally, players will be able to test their skills…and friendships. Up to 4 players can compete locally, 6 on Nintendo Switch. They can also take the party online to experience some OddBallers goofiness from anywhere in the world. OddBallers will be launching on January 26, 2023 for the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Ubisoft Connect and…

Square Enix has revealed the final trailer for Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Reunion ahead of its December 13, 2022 release date for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, and PC. This upcoming release is 15 years in the making, and the final trailer raises the hype further and gives players the most comprehensive look at the game yet, making it a must-watch for all fans of Final Fantasy. https://youtu.be/ugnmeDNau64 We got to play a bit of the game a couple of months ago, and needless to say, this is a faithful retelling of a classic that’s more than just a simple remaster. Wondering which platform you should play it on? Check out the resolution and frame rate details of the game HERE. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is launching on December 13, 2022, for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, and PC.

CD Projekt Red has confirmed that the upcoming Unreal Engine 5 remake of The Witcher 1 is set to be a fully open-world experience. The confirmation comes from a recent investor report, which can be seen in full HERE. On page 5, as part of the product outlook section, it is indicated that the reimagining of the 2007 classic will be a “story-driven, single player open-world RPG.” This is the latest piece of news since the remake was first announced last month, which will be a collaboration with Polish studio Fool’s Theory. Apart from this, no more details have been shared, so we’ll have to wait until CD Projekt Red is ready to announce new updates. In other The Witcher news, the long-awaited next-gen update for The Witcher 3 is coming on December 14 for the PS5, Xbox Series, and PC.

Riot Games has announced that VALORANT will be participating in the upcoming musical festival, Head in the Clouds, scheduled to take place on December 9-10. Festival-goers are invited into the VALORANT Universe and in particular, through the Neon’s Crib, inspired by VALORANT’s first Filipino in-agent, Neon. Neon’s Crib will be brought to life as part of a VALORANT booth, providing fans with some unforgettable Insta-worthy moments. Those at the festival can also look forward to meeting and listening to Ylona Garcia, the Filipino-Australian singer behind ‘Entertain Me’ – the single released in celebration of Neon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6eLbmLGUyc Fans can also enjoy an immersive series of activities including guessing the code to unlock “The Vault” to win Neon swag kit as memorabilia, whilst stamps can be collected to redeem exclusive VALORANT and HITC Manila swag. “Riot Games is more than just a gaming company. We strive to create immersive experiences through music,…

HoYoverse has announced that Genshin Impact version 3.3, entitled “All Senses Clear, All Existence Void,” is coming on December 7. The update will include the following highlights: Trading card game, Genius Invokation TCG combines Genshin Impact’s element-based combat system with strategy development New Archon Quest Interlude Chapter reveals how our former enemy Scaramouche becomes the friendly Wanderer Two new playable characters – five-star Anemo catalyst wielder, the Wanderer, and four-star Anemo archer Faruzan A new season of fun events and challenges Italian and Turkish text languages added to the game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTIHLsa0bj0 The biggest addition to the update is the trading card game, Genius Invokation TCG. In a match of Genius Invokation, the winner must defeat all of their opponent’s Character Cards with Normal Attacks, Elemental Skills, and Elemental Bursts of their own Character Cards. Therefore, skillfully swapping Character Cards to trigger Elemental Reactions and applying more buffs and effects with…

Magic: The Gathering has recently released its latest and last set for 2022. Entitled “The Brothers’ War,” this set contains 287 new cards and depicts the events of one of the most nostalgic and world-defining moments in the history of MTG. Oh, and did we mention that the set also includes some special appearances from some of our favorite Transformers like Optimus Prime and Megatron? Today, we’re opening up a media package sent over by our friends at Magic: The Gathering which includes a puzzle that will help us activate the Golgothian Sylex and end the Phyrexian invasion. Before we do, let’s take a quick history 101 lesson with our resident MTG specialist, Niel, to give us some context on what exactly the Brothers’ War is and what this package means in the greater scheme of things than just a wooden puzzle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2DGv2bmsqo On the planet of Dominaria, there existed…

4Divinity and Epicsoft Asia have announced that Windstorm: Collection will be available as a boxed retail version for the Nintendo Switch on December 1, 2022. It will release in Asia and will retail for $49.99. The collection will allow players to experience two games, Start Of A Great Friendship and An Unexpected Arrival. Both titles are contained in one Nintendo Switch cartridge and are titles based on Europe’s best-selling Windstorm (Ostwind) movie and book franchise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctgTcXd9nKI Here’s an overview of both games: About Start Of A Great FriendshipDiscover the fascinating story of Mika, a girl known as a horse whisperer, as she tries to befriend a stallion named Windstorm. Experience exciting riding tasks and freely explore the breathtaking surroundings of the Kaltenbach estate in the European alps. Ride alongside other horses, look for hidden objects and try to become the racing champion.After a long day of riding, take care of…

Nintendo has announced that Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have sold over 10 million copies in their first three days, making it the biggest Pokemon launch ever. The sales number, covering both physical and digital sales worldwide, is also the biggest Nintendo software launch in its first three days, with over 4 million units from Japan alone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWFiD5-hhFU Here’s an overview of the game: Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet are the latest mainline games in the Pokemon series, releasing three years after the Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield games, also for Nintendo Switch. In these newest titles, which welcome series newcomers and veterans alike, players experience a unique open-world Pokemon adventure for the first time in the franchise.Players embark on a new style of Pokemon journey, freely exploring at their own pace and tackling multiple main story paths in any order. Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet also offer expanded multiplayer modes, allowing up to four players to travel across the land together. Along with series staples, such as trading and…

Sony has announced that God of War Ragnarok has sold 5.1 million copies in its first week on both PS4 and PS5, making it the fastest-selling first-party game in PlayStation history and a franchise record for God of War. Prior to this record, The Last of Us: Part II sold 4 million copies in three days, edging out Marvel’s Spider-Man, which sold 3.3 million in three days. As a comparison, the 2018 release of God of War saw 3.1 million units in three days. https://twitter.com/PlayStation/status/1595432230750674945 Our review of the game called it an effort that exceeds the first game in all aspects, and has been on the receiving end of multiple perfect scores across critics and media outlets worldwide. God of War Ragnarok is now available for the PS4 and PS5.

Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. and Bandai Namco Studio Inc. have announced the first GYAAR Studio Indie Game Contest, held by Bandai Namco Studios’ indie game label, “GYAAR Studio,” for indie game creators outside the company. This contest will select (at most) one Platinum Award winner and seven other prize winners from a pool of game entries, including those in development, and award a total of up to 100 million yen in support funding. In addition to the prize funding, game developer Bandai Namco Studios will also offer direct development support, as well as a support program that includes access to the “GYAAR Studio Base” game development center within the Bandai Namco Studios office, publishing support, and IP co-creation support. GYAAR Studio was founded in 2021 as an indie game label meant to help foster ace game creators for Bandai Namco Studios’ major global titles by allowing young talent to directly…

Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia has announced that the PS5 and Xbox Series versions of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot are scheduled to release on January 12 and 13, 2022, respectively. Players who already own the PS4 or Xbox One version can access the upgraded versions of the game to experience enhanced visuals and 60fps. PS4 version owners can upgrade to the PS5 version for a fee. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JQEpnu6jVQ The company has also released a new gameplay video for the Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot DLC entitled “-BARDOCK- Alone Against Fate,” which is now available for the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC The trailer includes thrilling battles taking place on the planet of Kanassa and features the first glimpse of Bardock in action, showing off his super moves, attacks, voice lines, and much more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdDS-SUloeA A story trailer has also been released, which details the adventures of Goku’s father, Bardock, who serves as…

God of War Ragnarok’s director Eric Williams has commented that, if given a chance, he would love to work on a Castlevania game. At around the 1:18:16 point of the Kinda Funny Games Spoilercast (timestamp video HERE, beware of spoilers), Williams briefly mentions that they would “love to make that,” referring to a Castlevania game. “You guys can make it happen because you have the audience of the world here… I don’t know what I’m doing next, but if somebody gives me that Castlevania license, we would love to make that,” says Williams, to the obvious delight of Greg Miller and the rest of the hosts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLmZvFuPHYo The license, of course, falls with Konami, who has recently been reviving some of their dormant IPs such as Suikoden and Silent Hill. That said, it would be interesting to see what the game would look like in the hands of Santa Monica…

THQ Nordic has unveiled a new gameplay trailer for AEW: Fight Forever, showcasing more gameplay and a peek at the rest of the playable roster in the game. During All Elite Wrestling’s November Pay Per View spectacular, FULL GEAR, fans were treated to gameplay footage that showed the Unsanctioned Lights Out and Falls Count Anywhere modes in the game, along with a peek at some of the 40+ weapons that will be available in-game. Fans also learned about the rest of the roster, consisting of Orange Cassidy, Bryan Danielson, MJF, Sting, and Jade Cargill as the new reveals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQCsk3QiaXA AEW: Fight Forever is coming to the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and Switch.

Ubisoft has announced that Just Dance 2023 Edition is now available for the PS5, Xbox Series, and Nintendo Switch. Just Dance 2023 will let players jump into the next era of Just Dance with the all-new dance-on-demand platform, which will fuel players with free content updates on an ongoing basis and even more ways to get moving with the following features: Online Multiplayer (available on Xbox Series X|S at a later date): For the first time in the Just Dance franchise, players can enjoy the full game online with up to five of their friends or family members from around the world in Online Groups. All players will be connected to the host’s menu, allowing them to interact with one another through the new emote stickers system, choose songs, and hit the dance floor together, no matter where they’re located. Players can continue to enjoy local multiplayer, while Matchmaking in Online Groups will be…