Available today for the PS4's massive vocaloid rhythm game, the $7.99 Hatsune Miku Project Diva Future Tone Extra Encore pack adds two new modules and songs (“Ghost Rule” and “Suna no Watusei”), an enhanced photo mode and 4K support for the PS4 Pro. Early Christmas present for me.
Xenon Valkyrie+ is coming to Vita on December 19. The pixel roguelite that released on PC earlier in the year will get a few enhancements as well (notably dedicated buttons for each weapon), but otherwise it’s the same action platformer with beautiful backgrounds.
Track: I Ain’t No Joke | Artists: Eric B. & Rakim | Album: Paid in Full
Today Daybreak Studios launched Ring of Scale, the 24th expansion for EverQuest. Holy hell, 24 expansions. This one adds six zones and ups the game’s level cap to 110. Look at the trailer. That shit right there used to be my life.
Blood Music, the extreme metal music organization, is also working on a game called VirtuaVerse. It’s got a trailer and a projected release date of sometime in 2019. If buzzwords like cyberpunk, technomancer, and Monkey Island-style point-and-click adventure game get you excited, you should give it a look.
There’s a new episode of Fave This, featuring Alex Bedder, who takes care of Kotaku’s social media. We talk about his new show, TL;DR, why gay gamers are really into Super Mario Odyssey, the pageantry of awards shows and why we both love The Room. You can grab the MP3 here.
My sim Miranda, a chef, came home from work at 1 am. Her husband Marvin went outside to greet her. “Please,” I whispered at my game of The Sims. “Please don’t have sex right here.” My prayers fell on deaf ears. (NSFW warning!)
Life is Strange is coming to iPad and iPhone December 14th. The first three episodes will be available that day, with episodes four and five to follow in early 2018. Android will also be coming in 2018.
Grim Fandango Remastered is free on GOG right now as part of the digital store’s winter sale. You can go download the LucasArts point-and-click adventure game for zero dollars from now through December 14 at 9am EST.
Track: Brown Eyed Girl | Artist: Van Morrison | Album: Blowin’ Your Mind!
Track: (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay | Artist: Otis Redding | Album: The Dock of the Bay
Ready Player One’s new trailer is out and it features cameos by both Tracer and Chun-Li. The Overwatch and Street Fighter characters respectively are charging into a fight around the two minute mark. Another scene has what appears to be the Battle Toads. No doubt there are more references in there as well.
The medieval siege sim Besiege has a new Multiverse update that adds server-based multiplayer and a level editor. The robust set of additions that will let people create their own co-op or competitive puzzles and scenarios as well as mess around with unit stats and physics.
Soul Calibur VI producer Motohiro Okubo gave an overview of the game at PSX today. Okubo called out the “Reversal Edge” mechanic in particular as a new addition to the series. As the name suggests, players will be able to counter opponents attacks with well timed moves of their own.