Video Game News-April 13, 2020

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System update version 10.0.0 for Switch has been released today by Nintendo.

Here is the full list of changes:

“Added a bookmark feature to News.

This feature allows you to bookmark your favorite news items.

  • A maximum of 300 news items can be bookmarked.
  • An internet connection is required to view bookmarked News items.
  • News items that are no longer available cannot be viewed, even if they were bookmarked.

Added an option to transfer software data between the system memory and an SD card.

  • Users can now transfer downloadable software, update data, and downloadable content from the system memory to an SD card (and vice versa).
  • Note that save data and some update data cannot be transferred to an SD card.

Added an option to remap the controller buttons.

  • Analog stick and button configurations can now be changed for each paired controller.
  • Custom configurations can be saved as favorites in System Settings > Controllers and Sensors.
  • Custom configurations are stored on the Nintendo Switch system.
    Configurations can be customized for the following controllers: Joy-Con (L), Joy-Con (R), Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Button configurations can also be customized on the Nintendo Switch Lite system.
  • This feature is not available for other controllers.
  • On each system, up to five favorite custom configurations can be saved for Joy-Con (L), five for Joy-Con (R), five for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Five configurations can also be saved as favorites for Nintendo Switch Lite.

Added a new section in User Settings for Play Activity Settings.

  • The options for “Display play activity to:” and “Delete Play Activity” have been moved from Friends Settings to the new Play Activity Settings.

Added new selections to the lineup of user profile icons.

  • Select from 6 new icons from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game for your user.

General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.”

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Capcom announced Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Title Update 3.5 will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 23. It will add Master Rank Kulve Taroth and Arch-tempered Namielle.

Here is an synopsis of each monster, from Capcom:

Master Rank Kulve Taroth

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Kulve Taroth has returned in a new Master Rank quest! Slay this glimmering Elder Dragon in a limited time Event Quest to craft new armor and upgrade weapons obtained from the Kulve Taroth Siege.

Arch-tempered Namielle

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Tempered monsters are among the fiercest monsters ever discovered, yet even they pale in comparison to the Elder Dragons known as “Arch-tempered monsters.” Arch-tempered Namielle will join their ranks as a limited time Event Quest after the release of Title Update version 13.5!

Here’s an overview of the update, from its Steam news post:

Major Features

Master rank Kulve Taroth quest added.

  • New master rank Kulve Taroth hunter and Palico equipment have also been added! (You can also obtain materials to upgrade Kulve Taroth weapons.)

Arch-tempered Namielle added to the game.

  • New hunter equipment is also available to craft using Arch-tempered Namielle materials.
    Note: Both quests are available for limited periods of time only! For more details on when they’re available, check the event quest website.

Major Additions

  • Numerous changes have been applied from up to console Ver. 13.50 /

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes from up to console Ver. 13.50 / have been applied.

Monster Hunter: World and the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion are available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

View the new trailer below:

Genshin Impact

Producer Hugh Tsai has shared a message to the fans of Genshin Impact as the game’s latest closed beta approaches its April 13 end date.

In the message, Tsai reveals and clarifies various information, including:

  • Development on Genshin Impact began three years ago.
  • 500 in-house developers are working on the project.
  • Genshin Impact is not a massively multiplayer online RPG. “You decide how you want to play—as a single player adventure you experience by yourself or one that you invite others to experience with you whenever you want.”
  • Some feedback from the closed beta was that there was not enough content after 50 hours of playing. The team is working on creating “new adventures” and “new ways to play,” including dungeons, daily quests, multiplayer, and a new feature called the homeland system to be detailed in the future.
  • While Genshin Impact will be free-to-play, it aims to be “friendly and fair to players.” Monetization information will be announced at a later date.

Get the full message below.

“Dear Travelers,

I am Hugh Tsai, the producer of Genshin Impact.

I want to start by sincerely thanking each of you for joining our closed beta, giving us feedback, and being part of our community. Since March 18, we have stayed together in Teyvat for more than three weeks. I feel really excited to see the great videos you made on YouTube. I have been following your discussion on our forums, Facebook, Reddit, Discord, and Naver (we try to read everything). As game developers, nothing makes us happier than having a player community who wants to help you make a better game.

This is the first time I try to talk with you directly. English is my second language, so if you find some expressions to be a little weird, please forgive me! My hope is that by communicating with our players, we can all make Genshin Impact a better game together (and also help improve my English ASAP lol). It’s important to me and the team to listen to our players from around the world who grew up in different cultures. I think this cultural diversity in our community can help us build a more interesting and epic world. No matter how different we are or what time zone we’re in, we can all have fun in Genshin Impact.

We are a young team, but we are always learning. Genshin Impact started as our passion project three years ago. Now we have 500 in-house developers working on this project.

I’m often asked if this is an MMORPG. I think the key difference in Genshin Impact is that the world belongs to YOU. You decide how you want to play—as a single player adventure you experience by yourself or one that you invite others to experience with you whenever you want.

Some of the feedback we received during our closed beta was that there wasn’t enough content after 50 hours of playing. We believe in supporting our games for the long term. From the very beginning, our target was to make Teyvat a big immersive world that you can explore that will grow and evolve over time. We will continue to work hard to create new adventures, new ways to play (dungeons, daily quests, multiplayer). We’re also working on a new feature called homeland system (more details to come).

While we wanted to focus on the core gameplay in this closed beta, some players asked the question on Genshin Impact‘s monetization. Genshin Impact will eventually launch as a free-to-play game and we want it to be friendly and fair to players. We will keep you updated once we have more confirmed details.

The closed beta test is coming to an end, and it is also a new starting point for our team. We have a lot to do. Thanks again to all Travelers and we are very appreciative of all your feedback. Genshin Impact is a very special project for us (and to me personally) and we hope you can come on this adventure with us to make something new. Something out of this world. Something out of imagination.”


Genshin Impact is due out worldwide for PlayStation 4, Switch, PC, iOS, and Android in 2020.


Publisher Annapurna Interactive and developer thatgamecompany announced, the PC version of Journey, which first launched via the Epic Games Store in June 2019, is coming to Steam on June 11.

Journey first launched for PlayStation 3 in March 2012, followed by PlayStation 4 in July 2015.

Here is an synopsis of the game, via its Steam page:

“Explore the ancient, mysterious world of Journey as you soar above ruins and glide across sands to discover its secrets. Play alone or in the company of a fellow traveler and explore its vast world together. Featuring stunning visuals and a Grammy-nominated musical score, Journey delivers a breathtaking experience like no other.”


Publisher Kemco announced it will release Kemco RPG Selection Vol. 4 for PlayStation 4 on July 30 in Japan for 4,280 yen.

The first volume was released in July 2018, followed by the second in March 2019 and the third in January 2020. A Switch version of the first volume was also released in January 2020. Each collection includes four games currently available digitally.

The fourth volume includes the following four titles:

Chronus Arc

On their way to the Chronus Shrine to get the Chronus Fragments, Loka and his teacher Teth are surrounded by a mysterious man named Geppel and his gang. They demand the Fragments. While Teth plays for time, Loka rushes out of the cave on his own to fetch reinforcements. He is successful, but Teth and Geppel are nowhere to be found.
Aiming to gather information about his missing teacher, Teth, Loka decides to set out on a journey with his friend Sarna.

The game features familiar quests, but also dungeons filled with puzzles to solve, and characters who grow and can be developed as the story progresses with the class change system. Additional elements such as dungeons and special items are available for extra fun!

Don’t miss out on Loka and his friends’ grand adventure!


Bonds of the Skies

Times are changing, and the existence of the Grimoas has become less relevant in everyday life. The young Eil is in the middle of his Coming-of-Age ceremony when suddenly his town is attacked by a demon and engulfed in flames. In the midst of this confusion, Eil enters into a pact with the Air Grimoa, Nogard, in order to save everyone.
Eil and Nogard set off to look for the demon who cast the town into a sea of flames, and to find other Grimoas in order to put a stop to its violence!

The game features classic turn-based battles, with a Synchro Gauge system which lets you unleash powerful skills when synchronized with the Grimoas. A wide range of achievements, including quests to complete and items to collect, await you during this epic adventure!


Legend of the Tetrarchs

The holy sword that sealed away an ominous power has been drawn out and darkness starts to spill out across the land, mutating people into monsters. The four Tetrarch heroes of ancient times will meet a new band of brave warriors to slash through the darkness with the light of courage! What will they find beyond the chaos?

This is a full-fledged fantasy RPG with thrilling turn-based battles. Throw yourself into command battles with up to 10 allies and your own strategy using skill sets. The beautiful pixel animation and art aren’t just present in combats but also while you adventure around the expansive openworld or dungeons! Go on treasure hunting to boost your status, take on side quests and speed up battles to become the legendary new hero! A grand fantasy tale is ready for you to save the world!


Monochrome Order

The world must forever make choices. The Arbiters’ mission is to use the ancient magic known as “Judgment” to follow their own justice and guide the world to a better place. A newly-appointed Arbiter, is assigned to a desolate country where he will have to make various Judgments. However, not everyone will agree with his idea of justice.
When faced with two extreme choices, which will he choose?

Your Judgments will greatly affect the story and your character’s role in both good and evil paths. As there are multiple endings, explore different routes to guide the world toward the right direction! Get up to 18 allies from your Judgments to try various formations and overcome challenges with each character’s unique skills!


View the trailer below. Visit the official website here.

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