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No One Warned Me About Hitman 2’s Cutscenes
No One Warned Me About Hitman 2’s Cutscenes
Over the past few months, I, late to the party, have fallen head over heels for the new Hitman trilogy.
Neo: The World Ends With You Returns To Shibuya July 27
Neo: The World Ends With You Returns To Shibuya July 27
It took nearly 14 years, but the long-awaited sequel to 2007 action RPG The World Ends With You is right around the corner.
That Dusk Puzzle Game? Not Actually An April Fool’s Joke
That Dusk Puzzle Game? Not Actually An April Fool’s Joke
Dusk, the decidedly old-school first-person shooter from 2018, is getting an even older-school demake that riffs on classic puzzle games like Chip’s Challenge and Sokoban.
That Final Fantasy XIV Hairstyle You Like Is Going To Come Back In Style
That Final Fantasy XIV Hairstyle You Like Is Going To Come Back In Style
A popular Final Fantasy XIV hairstyle that hasn’t been available in-game for years is going to make a permanent comeback, Square Enix announced this morning. Read more...
Someone Might Have Found A Canceled Castlevania Dreamcast Prototype
Someone Might Have Found A Canceled Castlevania Dreamcast Prototype
In a mysterious new video (h/t Polygon), an off-camera player navigates through what appears to be a prototype of Castlevania: Resurrection, a canceled Sega Dreamcast game from the early 2000s.
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, As Told By Steam Reviews
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, As Told By Steam Reviews
A free update to a masterpiece? That adds full voice acting, new quests, and a slew other of bonus features? Gee, I’m sure Steam users are hating that. Read more...
Prime 2D Is The Coolest Metroid In Over A Decade
Prime 2D Is The Coolest Metroid In Over A Decade
A group of independent developers known as Team SCU recently released a demo for Prime 2D, an impressive side-scrolling remake of 2002’s Metroid Prime that has been in the works for over 15 years.
Amnesia: Rebirth’s New Mode Has Fewer Scares, More Puzzles
Amnesia: Rebirth’s New Mode Has Fewer Scares, More Puzzles
Amnesia: Rebirth is so scary that the developers at Frictional Games added a new Adventure Mode to the PC version today, with a similar update planned for PlayStation in a few weeks. Read more...
Sega Lawyers Threaten Wrong Website Over Yakuza Piracy
Sega Lawyers Threaten Wrong Website Over Yakuza Piracy
There are lawyers somewhere out there working for Sega HQ in Japan who have been tasked with hunting down the people responsible for pirating Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
Nier Replicant Gets Off To A Really Slow Start
Nier Replicant Gets Off To A Really Slow Start
After playing and being thoroughly wrecked by Nier: Automata, I was curious if Nier: Replicant ver.1.22474487139… the “version up” (since according to the developers it’s not a remake or a remaster) of the original Nier would inspire similar emotional devastation.
Killer Loops With South Asian Flair Helped Skyblazer Stand Apart
Killer Loops With South Asian Flair Helped Skyblazer Stand Apart
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make.
Crash Bandicoot On The Run Won't Let Me Jump On Bounce Crates And It's Very Annoying
Crash Bandicoot On The Run Won't Let Me Jump On Bounce Crates And It's Very Annoying
Some habits are hard to break. Like reaching for a light switch after it’s been removed or trying to jump on the bouncy crates in Crash Bandicoot games.
$900 Resident Evil Statue Is NSFW
$900 Resident Evil Statue Is NSFW
PureArts are releasing this 1:1 scale bust of a Resident Evil Licker, which they say is “one of the most disturbing creatures you can ever imagine encountering”.
Fallout 76 Was Right, It Was Time To Stop Playing
Fallout 76 Was Right, It Was Time To Stop Playing
Bored and without a large, engrossing game to play until Disco Elysium: The Final Cut drops later this month, I did the unthinkable: I downloaded Fallout 76 onto my PlayStation 5.
We Finally Got A (Brief) Look At The Gollum Game
We Finally Got A (Brief) Look At The Gollum Game
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum won’t be out until 2022, but the developers at German studio Daedalic Entertainment shared a brief snippet of gameplay during today’s Future Games Show. Read more...
Yyeessss, We're Getting More Shadow Tactics
Yyeessss, We're Getting More Shadow Tactics
Shadow Tactics is one of the best stealth/tactics games of all time, and with developers Mimimi games having done the just-as-good Desperados 3 last year, they’re returning to Shadow Tactics with a standalone expansion. Read more...
Shinra Electric Power Company Decides To Tweet Through It
Shinra Electric Power Company Decides To Tweet Through It
The power utility, consumer electronics manufacturer, and private security force Shinra has taken to social media to respond directly to critics who have accused the tech oligopoly of exploiting workers, impoverishing local residents, and generally doing crimes against the planet. Read more...
Get Past The F2P Bits And Crash Bandicoot: On The Run Is Good Crash
Get Past The F2P Bits And Crash Bandicoot: On The Run Is Good Crash
Crash Bandicoot: On The Run, out today for iOS and Android, is a game in which Crash Bandicoot runs through narrow corridors breaking boxes and collecting Wumpa Fruit, just like every other Crash Bandicoot game.
Ikumi Nakamura Talks About Her New Studio While Exploring Spooky Buildings
Ikumi Nakamura Talks About Her New Studio While Exploring Spooky Buildings
Ikumi Nakamura, the former GhostWire: Tokyo creative director who made a huge splash with her brief appearance at E3 2019, is finally ready to talk about opening her own game development studio after leaving Tango Gameworks in 2019.
Hitman 3 Is Getting DLC Based On The Seven Deadly Sins
Hitman 3 Is Getting DLC Based On The Seven Deadly Sins
Next week, Hitman 3 will receive downloadable content based on the seven deadly sins, developer IO Interactive announced in a blog post today.
Puzzle Quest 3 Does The Match-Three RPG A Little Differently
Puzzle Quest 3 Does The Match-Three RPG A Little Differently
The game that kicked off the match-three/RPG genre in 2007 is back for a third go with Puzzle Quest 3.
Half-Life & BioShock Come Together In A Very Strange Mod
Half-Life & BioShock Come Together In A Very Strange Mod
Return to Rapture is a “campaign” made for Half-Life: Alyx that takes Valve’s star and drops her into the completely unrelated first-person world of 2007's BioShock. Read more...
Fallout 76's 2021 Roadmap Shows More Story Content Coming This Summer
Fallout 76's 2021 Roadmap Shows More Story Content Coming This Summer
Fallout 76 needs some new content, and based on today’s roadmap players will have to wait until the summer to get it. Read more...
Breath Of The Wild Mod Aims To Add A Whole New Story Expansion
Breath Of The Wild Mod Aims To Add A Whole New Story Expansion
Breath of the Wild has gotten quite a few mods over the years, but few with the scope and ambition of Second Wind, a story-based expansion adding new characters, side-quests, and bosses. Read more...
Game Preservation Group Releases Over 700 PS2 Prototypes And Unreleased Demos
Game Preservation Group Releases Over 700 PS2 Prototypes And Unreleased Demos
Last night video game preservation group, The Hidden Palace, released over 700 PS2 early builds, prototypes, E3, and press release demos in a massive dump the group referred to as “Project Deluge”. Read more...
It Takes Less Than 20 Minutes To Eat A Baby In Fallout 3
It Takes Less Than 20 Minutes To Eat A Baby In Fallout 3
File this one under Answers to Questions No One Asked: It apparently only takes 18 minutes and 51 seconds to go from the beginning of Fallout 3 to eating a baby in one of the expansions.
Meet The Star Of The New Life Is Strange
Meet The Star Of The New Life Is Strange
During today’s Square Enix Presents broadcast, the publisher revealed Life is Strange: True Colors, the next entry in the choice-driven adventure series.
X-COM’s Beloved Tactical Gameplay Took Months To Get Just Right
X-COM’s Beloved Tactical Gameplay Took Months To Get Just Right
Monsters in the Dark: The Making of X-COM: UFO Defense tells the story of the early years of legendary strategy game designer Julian Gollop and the making of the original X-COM, and is funding now on Kickstarter.
PSA: Next Week, You’ll Be Able To Claim A Bunch Of Free PlayStation Games
PSA: Next Week, You’ll Be Able To Claim A Bunch Of Free PlayStation Games
Earlier this month, Sony revived last year’s Play At Home initiative, a program designed to provide free games to PlayStation players in the hopes of promoting social distancing.
Ratchet & Clank Weapons, Ranked
Ratchet & Clank Weapons, Ranked
This weekend, I played through the “re-imagined” 2016 Ratchet & Clank for PlayStation 4 (free via PlayStation Plus this month). And
Undertale Makes Its Xbox Debut Via Game Pass Tomorrow
Undertale Makes Its Xbox Debut Via Game Pass Tomorrow
Undertale, the quirky 2015 role-playing game from indie dev Toby Fox, finally heads to Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S tomorrow, and it will be free for everyone with an active Game Pass subscription on console. Read more...
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gets Transmog In Next Big Update
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gets Transmog In Next Big Update
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s 1.2 update arrives tomorrow and adds transmog so that players can finally wear whatever they want without hurting their stats while murdering the English countryside. Read more...
Xbox FPS Boost Coming Soon To Fallout 4 And Other Old Bethesda Games
Xbox FPS Boost Coming Soon To Fallout 4 And Other Old Bethesda Games
After launching the FPS Boost feature in February with a handful of games, Microsoft has announced that five more games, all from Bethesda, will soon be enjoying FPS Boost support. Read more...
So, Which Bethesda Game Pass Game Should You Play First?
So, Which Bethesda Game Pass Game Should You Play First?
Starting today, you can play a bunch of Bethesda-published games on Game Pass, thanks to Microsoft and ZeniMax’s recent marriage.
April Fallout 76 Update Will Finally Let Players Have Multiple Camps
April Fallout 76 Update Will Finally Let Players Have Multiple Camps
Camp building is at the center of Fallout 76 and the game’s April 27 update will finally let players create, store, and manage multiple campsites, a massive boon to the game’s more industrious architects. Read more...
Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty Guilted Me Into My First 100% Completion
Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty Guilted Me Into My First 100% Completion
I started playing Oddworld: New ‘N Tasty and oh god, I’m going to have to save all 299 of these Mudokons, aren’t I? Read more...
Crash Bandicoot 4 Runs Great On PS5, Passably On Switch
Crash Bandicoot 4 Runs Great On PS5, Passably On Switch
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time arrives on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PC, and Switch tomorrow, giving us some of the most polished versions of last year’s excellent platformer alongside one that struggles a lot but gets the job done.
STALKER 2 Might Get Mod Support On Xbox
STALKER 2 Might Get Mod Support On Xbox
STALKER developer GSC Game World is currently investigating the possibility of including mod support for the upcoming sequel on Xbox Series X/S. Read more...
SpongeBob Players Discover Filthy Game Discs Make Speedrunning Tricks Easier
SpongeBob Players Discover Filthy Game Discs Make Speedrunning Tricks Easier
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom may be one of the most improbable video games of all time, a licensed project that turned out to be both a great game and a worthwhile challenge for the speedrunning community.
Oblivion NPC Dialogue Is The Greatest Thing On The Internet
Oblivion NPC Dialogue Is The Greatest Thing On The Internet
I never want to find out the true origins of Whacked-Out Entertainment’s Oblivion NPC Dialogue videos.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate Has The Best Ending Of The Series
Assassin's Creed Syndicate Has The Best Ending Of The Series
When I think of Assassin’s Creed games, I often remember big cities, cool assassinations, climbing tall towers, and maybe some sea shanties.
Perhaps I Treated You Too Harshly, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Perhaps I Treated You Too Harshly, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Deus Ex: Human Revolution was one of my favourite games of the past decade, a combination of stealth, adventuring and some incredible art design.
It's Time For Crusader Kings In Space
It's Time For Crusader Kings In Space
If you’ve been wondering why there haven’t been more clones of Crusader Kings, it’s because the systems that define Paradox’s game are really hard to copy! Pawley Games are going to give it a shot, though, and they’re going to do it in space. Read more...
Trans Inclusion Means More Than Just Adding Potential Gender Options To Hogwarts Legacy
Trans Inclusion Means More Than Just Adding Potential Gender Options To Hogwarts Legacy
Upcoming Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy will feature some customization options related to gender, according to a report by Bloomberg.
The Sinking City Devs Accuse Publisher Of Pirating Game
The Sinking City Devs Accuse Publisher Of Pirating Game
The Sinking City developer Frogwares has publicly accused former publisher Nacon of pirating the Lovecraftian adventure game for its recent re-release on Steam, the arrival of which put the Ukrainian studio in the weird position of asking potential customers not to purchase its own game last week. Read more...
Aliens: Fireteam Pits Colonial Marines Against The Xenomorph Horde This Summer
Aliens: Fireteam Pits Colonial Marines Against The Xenomorph Horde This Summer
Coming summer 2021 to Xboxes, PlayStations, and Steam from Cold Iron Studios, Aliens: Fireteam is a co-op survival shooter set 23 years after the original Alien trilogy.
Yakuza Fan Is Out Here Fixing The Series' PC Versions Again
Yakuza Fan Is Out Here Fixing The Series' PC Versions Again
Like I’ve said, it’s a little rough going back and playing older Yakuza games in 2021, and not just because of the stiffer animation and lack of first-person perspective.
Fight Sans Undertale Right In Your Browser
Fight Sans Undertale Right In Your Browser
Sans is unique in that he’s the most popular character in Undertale while also providing one of the most frustrating boss fights the game has to offer. Read more...
What Are You Playing This Weekend?
What Are You Playing This Weekend?
The weekend is for realizing how short February is at the last moment.
Early Bugsnax Idea Had You Skinning And Butchering Them
Early Bugsnax Idea Had You Skinning And Butchering Them
Look, we knew Bugsnax was a cute game with a dark heart, but this is particularly bleak. Read more...
Final Fantasy VII Remake Gets PS5 Version With New Story Starring Yuffie
Final Fantasy VII Remake Gets PS5 Version With New Story Starring Yuffie
This summer, Final Fantasy VII Remake is getting a PlayStation 5 upgrade with all sorts of graphical bells and whistles—and also a new “episode” starring a Final Fantasy VII character who didn’t appear in the game previously: Yuffie Kisaragi. Read more...
Everything Sony Announced During Today's PlayStation State Of Play
Everything Sony Announced During Today's PlayStation State Of Play
Here’s everything Sony announced, revealed, or otherwise discussed during today’s PlayStation State of Play broadcast. Read more...
Square Enix Announces Two More Final Fantasy VII Games
Square Enix Announces Two More Final Fantasy VII Games
Just after wrapping up Sony’s media show this evening with some Final Fantasy VII x PS5 news, Square Enix announced that there are two more Final Fantasy games coming, both based on the Final Fantasy VII universe. Read more...
Yakuza's Producer Would Like To Bring Its 17th & 19th Century Spinoffs To The West
Yakuza's Producer Would Like To Bring Its 17th & 19th Century Spinoffs To The West
While Sega has eventually managed to bring all the main Yakuza games to the West, we’ve still never gotten the series’ two historical spinoffs, Ryū ga Gotoku Kenzan! and Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin!. Read more...
PlayStation's 'Play At Home' Program Returns, Ratchet & Clank Free Next Month
PlayStation's 'Play At Home' Program Returns, Ratchet & Clank Free Next Month
Last year, Sony kickstarted the Play At Home initiative, a program that provided free game to PlayStation players in the hopes of promoting social distancing.
Persona 5 Strikers: The Kotaku Review
Persona 5 Strikers: The Kotaku Review
It’s now or it’s never, and I’ve got toMake my decisionThis time it could be my momentIs this a mirage or a chance to fulfill my mission? Read more...
Forrest 64 Is What A Fictional Nintendo 64 Game Sounds Like
Forrest 64 Is What A Fictional Nintendo 64 Game Sounds Like
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make.