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Koei Tecmo has announced that an Atelier Ryza anime is in the works and is looking at a Summer 2023 debut. The announcement came during the Atelier 25th Anniversary Stream and was also revealed to be an adaptation of the first title in the “Secret” series. https://twitter.com/KoeiTecmoUS/status/1637446323786981379 Additional information, such as the Japanese voice cast, was confirmed as well: Reisalin Stout – Yuri Noguchi Klaudia Valentz – Hitomi Ōwada Lent Marslink – Takuma Terashima Tao Mongarten – Yui Kondou Empel Vollmer – Hirofumi Nojima Lila Decyrus – Haruka Terui You can check out a teaser trailer below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly83UdDhv18 Are you looking forward to an Atelier Ryza anime adaptation?

The PS VR2 is finally available across PlayStation authorized dealers worldwide, including the Philippines, and for those looking for a more refined VR experience to go along with the brand-new PS5, this is certainly the way to go. The PS VR2 retails for PHP 34,790 ($550) in the Philippines, and while it is indeed more expensive than the actual PS5 console, what you’re getting here is a very impressive piece of technology for its listed price. We’re not here to do a review just yet, so let’s move on to the unboxing of the unit first, and let’s see just how much more (or less) of an improvement it is in terms of packaging and components. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5L9Mvh7tAk You’ll be getting the following pieces when you open up the box: PS VR2 Headset PS VR2 Sense Controllers (Left and Right with safety straps) 3.5mm Wired Earbuds USB-C Cable (for controller pairing…

It’s been nearly a full month of Phyrexia: All Will be One [ONE] cards out in the wild for Magic: The Gathering Standard, and we’ve got some winners and losers from the current metagame, especially for Arena. We’ve outlined some first impressions in our previous article HERE, and what follows is a summary of what overwhelmed, what underwhelmed, and what ended up just mid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iVHYkFkfBU Phyrexia: All Will be One – Best New Magic: The Gathering Arena Cards Winners – Atraxa, Grand Unifier and the Renaissance of Reanimator I really should’ve seen this 2nd coming of 5C Niv-Mizzet, except no one wants to cast this 7-mana 4-color wall of text. We all just want to fish her up from the grave after conveniently discarding her to the best card in the meta, Fable of the Mirror Breaker. I had thought 7-mana was a tough ask and so I wasn’t high…

Can you believe it’s March already?! Following a blistering February, the March 2023 Game Releases are no slouch either. There’s quite a lot, however, we’re here to highlight the cream of the crop and the actual big titles to watch out for. One title to check out as part of the March 2023 Game Releases is the eventual release of Resident Evil 4 Remake. Touted as one of the best games in the series, and despite being re-released to death, this is still definitely another surefire hit from Capcom. One other title to look out for from the March 2023 Game Releases is Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty. As a successor to Team Ninja’s Nioh series, this challenging title will surely bring some excitement to your month! Without further ado, we leave you with this curated list and see you next month! March 2023 Game Releases Pick of the Month: Wo…

The latest Magic: The Gathering set is finally here. Entitled “Phyrexia: All Will be One,” this set contains 271 new cards and is the third installment in the four-part Phyrexian storyline, which will see players experience the beauty and horror of the memorable villains as they pursue their plans to take over the multiverse. To celebrate the release of the latest set, our friends from Wizards of the Coast have sent us a mysterious package containing a puzzle that will reveal a message from Elesh Norn, the self-proclaimed Mother of Machines and the leader of New Phyrexia. Once again, let’s take a short history lesson about how this latest set fits in the greater scheme of things, all while figuring out what’s inside the package and figuring out what the message means. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPTEufbfoIg The many planes of Magic: The Gathering are in a fever pitch of turmoil. In Dominaria, the…

Octopath Traveler II is now available, and fans of the first game will be relieved to know that this second installment improves on the first game and so much more! Similar to the Wayfarer’s Edition from the first game, Square Enix has released an Octopath Traveler II Collector’s Edition, which contains a number of items that fans will surely want to get their hands on. Related – Read our Octopath Traveler II Review! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoShTuxcw-k&t=4s In the Philippines, the Octopath Traveler II Collector’s Edition retailed for PHP 9,695 ($179.99 in the US) and was sold out as early as pre-orders were announced. Some retailers posted pre-order requests a bit late, so those who weren’t able to get their hands on one during the first wave had Lady Luck smiling at them. Upon opening up the box, you’ll get the following items: A standard copy of the game Collectible box OST with…

Kerbal Space Program 2 is the sequel to the cult classic released in 2011, and it’s finally out today. As in, now! As someone who doesn’t dabble too much in simulator games, much less space simulator games, I had consciously kept myself away from this game, despite rave reviews across the board. That said, I had a chance to try out Kerbal Space Program 2 ahead of its early access release on February 24 (today). After much appreciation of other recently released simulator games like Two Point Campus, I thought that it would be interesting to see what the fuss about this game is really about. I didn’t expect to go back to school. Sort of. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STTTp9nDFOE For a newcomer like me, the simplest way I can describe Kerbal Space Program 2 is that you’ll be building a rocket to take to space and beyond. It sounds easy and fun,…

After years of waiting, Hogwarts Legacy has finally launched. Despite all the controversy surrounding the title, it’s been well-received by the adoring public and is being touted as the game that franchise fans have always wanted. Between the animated hallways of the academy and the many spells at your disposal, the game is magical in every sense of the word. Adding that extra special touch are the performances by its voice actors, and Hogwarts Legacy has a cast of notable actors headlined by Simon Pegg and Enn Reitel. The game also employs talents such as Sebastian Croft, Amelia Gething, and Luke Youngblood as part of the cast that you’ll be able to interact with in your adventures. Check out the Hogwarts Legacy English Voice Cast below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtyBjOW8sGY Hogwarts Legacy – Meet the English Voice Cast Main Character Voice 1 (voiced by Sebastian Croft) Notable Roles: Young Eddard Stark – Game…

Rejoice! The latest Magic: The Gathering set, Phyrexia: All Will Be One is now available. We’ve been fully spoiled with all of the previews, and it’s time to make some bold predictions on what cards we could be crafting first on Arena or scream for joy when we open our first new packs. Ever since Fable of the Mirror Breaker came out, evaluating cards for Standard prior to release has become the Wild West. Since when did a 3-mana saga enchantment exude this much sway over what cards are actually good to play in the primary competitive format of MTG? Needless to say, it (and similar cards of its ilk) influence my evaluations in that 1. Bombs, as we’re accustomed to, aren’t really that bomb-y now, and 2. Value is the name of the game. Providing more value than what it costs as soon as it enters play is what…

The release of Wild Hearts, EA Originals and Koei Tecmo’s foray into monster hunting, is right around the corner. Each trailer and update leading up to this week has looked impressive, and just ahead of its release, we got to try out what would presumably be the final build, pending any other big updates. While this isn’t the actual review just yet, we’ve played enough of the game to get a good idea of what it’s all about, and we’ll be keeping this final preview to the first few hours of our experience while focusing on a major key point of the game that really sets it apart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49S75Lh51YM&t=7s Playing the near-final build of Wild Hearts opened me up to a much more accurate reading of the game. In our first preview a few months ago, the scope was very limited, but the potential to differentiate itself because of its…

In case you missed it, a big Nintendo Direct happened today with all the latest announcements for the upcoming releases for the first half of 2023. Many of the announcements were already previously revealed in past Nintendo Directs such as Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and upcoming releases this month, including Octopath Traveler II. There were a few surprises in store, including the shadow drop of Metroid Prime Remastered, Gameboy announcement for Nintendo Switch Online, and the reveal of Professor Layton’s new adventure. Also release dates for anticipated titles such as Sea of Stars, Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot, and Pikmin 4. Nevertheless, an update on what to expect during this busy year is still quite a treat. Read more below for all the updates revealed in today’s Nintendo Direct! Nintendo Direct February 2023 – All The Announcements Pikmin 4 (July 21, 2023) https://youtu.be/GwOUuC8Y5N0 Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – Volume…

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is now available, and fans of the show will certainly be excited to play the latest title that features the lovable SpongeBob and other personalities in Bikini Bottom. With its release, THQ Nordic and Purple Lamp went all out with the “BFF Edition,” which contains a lot of paraphernalia that’s made for the biggest fans of the popular show. Related – Read our SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake Review! https://youtu.be/AtknfaEcWV0 The SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake BFF Edition retails for $249.99 (around PHP 13,000), and unfortunately, it wasn’t made available locally in the Philippines. Upon opening up the box, you’ll get the following items: A standard copy of the game Cosmic Victory statue (25 centimeters / 9.8 inches) Inflatable Patrick (50 centimeters / 19.7 inches) BFF amulet with necklace Set of four costume miniature bouncing balls Set of four placemats Downloadable content “Costume Pack” Special…

After starting the year with a slew of great titles and surprise drops, the February 2023 Game Releases follow suit, bringing with them new titles from some of the biggest AAA studios. Out of the bumper crop of titles that we’re getting this month, there are indeed some notable ones such as Hogwarts Legacy, Atomic Heart, and Koei Tecmo’s foray into the hunting genre, Wild Hearts. We’re also getting the much-awaited re-master of Like A Dragon: Ishin! and as a Yakuza fan, I’m excited! The PSVR2 drops on February 22, which adds a new dimension to the landscape of VR gaming, and our February 2023 Game Releases will not be complete without even mentioning the launch of this new peripheral. With it comes a new slate of titles, spearheaded by Horizon: Call of The Mountain. While we can’t cover all the games dropping this month, let this featured curated list…

Atomic Heart has looked very good in many of its previously released showcase videos, highlighting many of its electrifying abilities and explosive gameplay. With pre-orders and marketing efforts already underway, the hype train for this shooter is in full effect. Ahead of its launch on February 21, we got to try out a good chunk of the game courtesy of 4Divinity, the publisher of the game in Asia. The demo we tried out was quite meaty, spanning the early sections of the game along with select parts that allowed us to experience advanced combat with upgraded abilities. Admittedly, there was actually too much content to try everything out with the limited time we had, but what we saw has the potential to be a promising outing from the Cyprus-based developers, Mundfish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3Iee7ZHHZE Related – Atomic Heart Southeast Asian Pricing and Editions First things first, Atomic Heart is not like your…

One Piece Odyssey is finally available! After a long wait, fans of the hugely popular anime and manga series will get to join the Straw Hats on a new journey that will set their adventurous hearts on fire. To celebrate the launch of the game, our good friends from Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia have sent over a One Piece Odyssey Press Kit that contains several goodies that will aid us in our quest to uncover the mysteries of the legendary island of Waford. Who knows what secrets this package will contain? Let’s take a look! https://youtu.be/rIw5whYpP9Y Related – Check out our One Piece Odyssey Collector’s Edition Unboxing! One Piece Odyssey Press Kit What looks to be an unassuming package, the One Piece Odyssey logo is proudly emblazoned on the outer portion of the box, signifying an unforgettable experience with Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates. It is…