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Yoko Taro Is Gonna Delete These Fans' Saves Forever And They're Gonna Like It

Yoko Taro Is Gonna Delete These Fans’ Saves Forever And They’re Gonna Like It

Can I go uhhhh… happy ending?Illustration: Square Enix Usually, when a game’s online servers are sunsetted, players don’t get the opportunity to go out in a self-aware blaze of glory before the final dawn arrives. But then again, most games don’t have the bizarre Nier creator, Yoko Taro, as their director. The game in question …

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Everything We Saw At The Big Resident Evil Showcase

Everything We Saw At The Big Resident Evil Showcase

Rose as seen in Resident Evil Village‘s new DLC.Screenshots: Capcom / Kotaku Today, Capcom held another digital showcase dedicated to all things Resident Evil. Previously, the publisher had done something similar back in June and before that, in April of 2021. As in those, Capcom used the event to show off new trailers and gameplay …

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Jennifer Hale Speaks Out On Replacing Bayonetta's Original Voice Actor

Jennifer Hale Speaks Out On Replacing Bayonetta’s Original Voice Actor

Bayonetta 3 is shaping up to be awfully meta, innit?Image: PlatinumGames / Kotaku Renowned voice actor Jennifer Hale, known for her role as Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect series and the new voice of action character Bayonetta, released a statement in response to the following discourse Bayonetta‘s former voice actress claiming she wasn’t offered …

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Bayonetta's Original Voice Actress: 'I Urge People To Boycott This Game' Over 'Insulting' Pay Offer

Bayonetta’s Original Voice Actress: ‘I Urge People To Boycott This Game’ Over ‘Insulting’ Pay Offer

Screenshots: PlatinumGames / Nintendo Early in October, Japanese developer PlatinumGames, known for its action titles, told Game Informer that upcoming Switch exclusive Bayonetta 3 would not see voice actress Hellena Taylor reprise her iconic sultry role as the protagonist. Instead, Bayonetta’s English VA would now be Jennifer Hale, one of the industry’s most ubiquitous voice …

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Street Fighter 6's New Combo-Breaking Move Has Players Howling

Street Fighter 6’s New Combo-Breaking Move Has Players Howling

Street Fighter 6‘s closed beta test has finally wrapped. Now that we’ve had our first taste of the game, folks are sharing their opinions and videos on the various in-game mechanics. While much of Capcom’s upcoming fighter feels like the recent one Street Fighter entries, Street Fighter 6 introduces a new tool called Drive Impact …

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River City Girls Zero's Charming Presentation Masks A Frustrating Vintage Beat 'Em Up

River City Girls Zero’s Charming Presentation Masks A Frustrating Vintage Beat ‘Em Up

Images taken moments before disaster. Image: WayForward / Arc System Works We might have to wait a little while longer before we can there there there our way into River City Girls 2but beat ’em up fans can satiate their hunger by time-warping into the rerelease of a much older game from the ’90s, now …

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Sorry, Nintendo, Everyone's Having A Hard Time Remembering It's Tears Of The Kingdom, Not BOTW 2

Sorry, Nintendo, Everyone’s Having A Hard Time Remembering It’s Tears Of The Kingdom, Not BOTW 2

Image: Nintendo / Kotaku Nintendo, ever the iconoclasts, chose the most recent Nintendo Direct to announce not the GameCube Zelda remakes we’re certain they’ve already finished, nor any information about the upcoming Mario moviebut instead of surprise-reveal the official title of Breath of the Wild 2 . It was The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of …

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Splatoon 3's Terrible Online Is Inexcusable At This Point

Splatoon 3’s Terrible Online Is Inexcusable At This Point

Image: Nintendo Be gentle with me, I’ve been in purgatory. By which I mean, I’ve been playing a lot of Splatoon 3 multiplayer lately, and having unlocked level 10, the ink shooter finally let me glide my way into its quirky ranked modes. Anarchy Battles, as these competitive modes are called, are a good timeā€”if …

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Bringing Yakuza's Kiryu Back In Like A Dragon 8 Is Silly

Bringing Yakuza’s Kiryu Back In Like A Dragon 8 Is Silly

How many times do you need to say goodbye, old man?Screenshots: Sega Last night, we finally got a look at the next mainline game in the Yakuza series, Like a Dragon 8and the announcement trailer immediately had folks online racing to assemble memes poking fun at the youthful new hairdo of the series’ longtime, stalwart …

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Splatoon 3's Most-Hated Gun Needs To Go, Players Say

Splatoon 3’s Most-Hated Gun Needs To Go, Players Say

Oh great, here’s this jerk using the gun.Image: Nintendo / Kotaku With Splatoon 3 finally out on Nintendo Switch, folks have no doubt tried their hands at a variety of the game’s eclectic weapons. There are plenty to check out, from the classic rapid-firing Splattershot Jr. to newer weapons like the quick-slashing Splatana (which has …

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