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SEGA has announced that Yui Hatano, Yuna Ogura, and Kana Momonogi are the Asia Ambassadors for the upcoming Like a Dragon: Ishin! game. The three actresses will appear in the video for the karaoke track “Ichizu Samurai (Truehearted Samurai)” and, as Asia Ambassadors, will promote the game moving forward. SEGA has also released a special interview video featuring the three actresses, which you can check out below: https://youtu.be/QDnnaTO549U In the interview, the new Asia Ambassadors tell us about the appeal of the game, their favorite characters, their memories of filming and recording, and more. Like a Dragon: Ishin! is scheduled to release for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC on February 22, 2023.

Netflix has announced that the crime thriller, Copycat Killer, is set to premiere exclusively on Netflix on March 31, 2023. Adapted from a popular crime mystery novel by Japanese writer Miyuki Miyabe, the film is set in ’90s Taipei and tells the story of the first-ever serial murder case in Taiwan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsioKWTe1fM To produce a crime and mystery thriller of such intricacy, the production team spent over three years on preparation, adaptation, filming, and post-production. “It’s a pleasure to finally bring what we have worked on for so long to the audience,” said co-director Chang Jung-chi, who won the Taipei Film Awards Best Director for We Are Champions. “Beneath the thriller and detective story lies a story of how humanity struggles between good and evil.” While most crime stories focus on details of the cases, Copycat Killer casts a wider net. “We hope to portray more facets of each character…

Pearl Abyss has announced that Black Desert SEA will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with an array of events that will reward players with various items and prizes. Starting today, the “Chocolate Thief Goblin” will occasionally appear throughout monster zones and brave adventurers will need to hunt them to retrieve the stolen “Chocolate Baskets” and “Fresh Milk,” which can be opened to acquire various items, including Cron Stones, an Item Collection Increase Scroll, and a Blessed Message Scroll. Adventurers can also share their true feelings by giving a heartfelt gift of “Chocolates Full O’ Love” to the beloved NPCs of Velia: Santo Manzi, Crio, and Bahar. Those who reach over 1000 Amity points for the NPC will be compensated with a special reward. The Chocolates Full O’ Love can also be cooked with Fresh Milk and Cacao of Love, which can be acquired from challenges. A “Sweet Gift Letter” can be…

Hogwarts Legacy has already broken the Twitch record for most concurrent viewers just a day after early access was made available, peaking at 1.3 million viewers for a single-player game. The game is set to officially release on February 10, but players who pre-ordered the Deluxe Edition are given 72 hours of early access, allowing them to play and stream early, along with those who have been reviewing the game. The record was previously held by Cyberpunk 2077, whose viewership topped at 1.1 million back in December 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtyBjOW8sGY Fans have been waiting years for a game that would bring justice to the franchise, and the Twitch numbers topping 1.3 million viewers over just the first day of early access is proof of the excitement surrounding the game. Our review of the game called it a magical experience, and whether you’re a newcomer or a long-time fan, Hogwarts Legacy is…

SEGA has released information about Trooper Cards in their upcoming title, Like a Dragon: Ishin! In Like a Dragon: Ishin!, players can now use Trooper Card Abilities in the main story battles, giving them a massive advantage in combat. Trooper Cards have a variety of unique abilities, and some of them can enhance Ryoma’s strength through a buff-like effect, restore his health, allow him to activate powerful abilities, and much more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reGSemVD-BY Ryoma can assemble a squad of up to four troopers, with one being assigned the role of Corporal. A Squad and its Troopers must be linked to one of your combat styles. The way you fight will be heavily influenced by your Corporal and squad formation. There is a diverse cast of troopers in the game, including familiar faces from the series, beloved characters from the more recent Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and even special appearances from the…

Wizards of the Coast will be launching the latest set for Magic: The Gathering, entitled Phyrexia: All Will Be One, on February 10, 2023. Containing 271 cards, this set 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPTEufbfoIg Both Jumpstart and Commander product lines return, with two Commander decks and 10 new Jumpstart booster themes. The set will also showcase the horror of these iconic villains, with two new mechanics in Corrupted and Oil Counters. Corrupted rewards players who have opponents with three or more poison counters, and OilCounters show the spread of Phyrexia throughout the planes of the Multiverse. Additionally, fan-favorite Proliferate returns with heavy synergy to both aforementioned mechanics, along with Poison Counters as a way for players to kill their opponents even faster.…

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that Overwatch 2 will be getting a One-Punch Man collaboration event from March 7 until April 6. The first-ever major IP collaboration for Overwatch 2 will be bringing in One-Punch Man skins and cosmetic items to the game, including a Saitama skin for resident puncher, Doomfist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNX1wV9UfL4 More items from the collaboration will be revealed in the coming weeks leading up to the March 7 event start, and it was also announced that one of these items will be a Legendary skin that can be earned via themed challenges. Overwatch 2 Season 3 begins on February 7 and will be bringing a new Antarctic Peninsula Control map, a new Asian Mythology theme and Battle Pass with a Mythic Kiriko skin, and the Ultimate Valentine’s in-game event featuring a browser-based Overwatch Dating Simulator: Loverwatch.

Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia has announced that Nina Williams is the latest fighter confirmed to join the roster of Tekken 8. She joins previously announced characters such as Jin Kazama, Kazuya Mishima, Jun Kazama, Paul Phoenix, Marshall Law, King, Jack-8, and Lars Alexandersson. Nina, the silent assassin who first appeared in the original game, is back with her smooth and deadly fighting style inspired by various martial arts. Her character model has been completely reworked, and her moves and techniques are also enhanced, including introducing new abilities to fit with the philosophy of “aggressiveness” in the game’s new combat system. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMC-0bV7i9o A new Tekken 8 developer video was also released, featuring executive producer Katsuhiro Harada and chief director Kohei Ikeda, detailing the various elements that make up the new aggressive gameplay philosophy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOOWW3OWJi8 Additionally, the Tekken World Tour 2023 has also been announced to start in March as an in-person…

Xbox has announced that it is celebrating Safer Internet Day with the introduction of a new immersive game-based learning experience called Privacy Prodigy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqnltXGC_qM Privacy Prodigy is a continuation of the CyberSafe series from Minecraft Education and is designed to help players from ages 7-18 learn how to keep their personal data safe when they’re out in the world, whether that’s learning how to keep data protected in public places or where to store data. This is a single-player experience that introduces young people to the concept of areas of trust, allowing them to develop the ability to identify the different types of information they need to manage and what they can share. It is available in the Minecraft Education lesson library, and alternatively, it is free in the Minecraft Marketplace for those who have the Bedrock version of the game. Xbox is also helping to keep gaming conversations fun…

Konami has announced that the YuGiOh World Championship will make a return in 2023. For the first time since 2019, the prestigious international tournament to determine the world’s Top Duelists is making a comeback, with plans to hold the said event this August in Japan. The YuGiOh World Championship will hold 3 separate tournaments – Official Card Game, Duel Links, and Master Duel – and more information about the qualifying rounds will be announced soon via official YuGiOh social media channels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmNSKIxp5Fg For all the latest information regarding YuGiOh products and events, check out the official website.

Turtle Rock Studios has announced that they are ending post-launch development for Back 4 Blood and are concentrating efforts on a new game. Citing the reason for not having enough resources to work on a new game, the team has decided to move on from developing more content. “We don’t have quite enough folks to continue working on Back 4 Blood content while we spin up another game – yes, another game! Given this, it’s time for us to put our heads down, get back in the lab, and get to work on the next big thing.” Despite ending development of further content, Turtle Rock Studios has confirmed that the game will continue to operate. The game is also currently playable on PS Plus Extra/Premium and Xbox Game Pass. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fpkwFpPyjA Back 4 Blood is now available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.

Ubisoft has announced that the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Invitational 2023 will be taking place from February 7 to 19, 2023, in Montreal and Laval, Canada. The event will see the top 20 teams worldwide compete for the title of World Champions and $3,000,000 prize pool, and is a moment of celebration for the game, featuring updates on the future of Rainbow Six Siege. For the first time since 2020, the final 3 days of the event will be open to the public and will take place at Place Bell in Laval, Canada. The event will feature several activities on-site for fans to enjoy, including demo booths to try the new season of the game, meet & greet sessions with members of the Rainbow Six Siege Dev Team, meet & greet sessions with professional players, a merch store, and more! The Rainbow Six Invitational 2023 will be split in3 phases:…

Sony has announced that a new PS5 beta update will deliver new fan-requested features such as Discord voice chat, 1440p VRR support, and much more. At the moment, testing these features is limited to invited beta participants from the U.S., Canada, Japan, U.K., Germany, and France, and the final system update will be released globally “in the coming months.” For an overview of the new features, please see below: New Social Features Join a Discord Voice Chat on Your PS5 Console. You can now join Discord voice chats on your PS5 console and easily chat with friends on most other gaming platforms. To start, link your Discord and PlayStation Network accounts from your PS5 console following these steps*. Then, use the Discord app on your mobile device or computer to get a Discord voice chat going on your PS5 console (make sure your Discord app is updated to the latest version). You…

Capcom has announced that the Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak free title update 4 will launch on February 7, 2023. As part of the free update for Sunbreak, Velkhana and Risen Crimson Glow Valstrax will be added to the game, along with other new additions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MaZ0V0QNF0 Here’s an overview of the free title update 4 for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak: New Monster – Velkhana – Known as the “Ice Dragons that Freeze All” or the “Iceborne Wyvern,” there exist few records of Velkhana, as such, they remain shrouded in mystery. Their icy breath is so cold that it can form massive spires and walls of ice out of nowhere, and is even powerful enough to freeze other monsters. Some reports indicate that Velkhana will freeze their rivals in order to establish their domain. New Monster – Risen Crimson Glow Valstrax – Risen Crimson Glow Valstrax are elder dragons that have found…

Sony and Santa Monica Studio have announced that God of War Ragnarok sales have passed 11 million copies in just 3 months since it was released on November 9, 2022. In just its first week alone, it had sold 5.1 million units, making it the fastest-selling first-party game in PlayStation history and a franchise record for God of War. https://twitter.com/SonySantaMonica/status/1620844673924227074 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.