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Shenmue’s Ryo and more accidentally revealed for Project X Zone 2

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After the bombshell of an announcement at the Tokyo Game Show last week, you’d think it would be a while until anymore characters would be confirmed for Project X Zone 2, the crossover strategy RPG sequel. Well, it seems like a couple more characters have been accidentally leaked.

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Ryo is dead centre – between the succubus and the space reporter. Bet you didn’t think you’d be reading a sentence like that today.

 

Japanese website Games Talk uploaded some images from the Korean localisation of the game, which seem to show previously unknown characters. The most prominent being Ryo Hazuki, the main character of the Shenmue series. His inclusion will be no doubt most welcome given the series’ popularity, especially since Shenmue 3 was announced earlier this year at E3. It’s not known where he’ll be part of a Pair Unit or as a Solo Unit (my money’s on Solo) but, regardless, his inclusion is bound to make some people very happy.

More screens also show off two more Solo Units; the most notable being Estelle from Tales of Vesperia, who is slightly cut off in the image. In the last game, she was in a Pair Unit with Yuri but seems to have swapped places with Flynn this time around.

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There she is on the far left.

 

The other Solo Unit seems to be Ingrid, a character who debuted in a previous crossover game, Capcom Fighting Evolution. She later appeared in Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX for the PSP, where it was revealed she was a time traveler who came back in time to retrieve her Psycho Power, which had been stolen by Street Fighter villain M. Bison (Street Fighter’s continuity is weird). There’s no official confirmation that it’s her but the sprite seen in the image bears a close resemblance.

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Girl in blue at the bottom of the top panel.

 

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Here’s what she looks like in Street Fighter.

 

Project X Zone 2 will be released for the 3DS in February in America and Europe (Japan will get it this November) and will star various characters from Capcom, Sega and Namco franchises, including Dante and Vergil from Devil May Cry, Phoenix Wright from Ace Attorney, Kazuma and Goro from Yakuza: Dead Souls, Axel Stone from Streets of Rage, Jin and Kazuya from Tekken, Natsu from Soul Calibur V and even Nintendo characters – Chrom and Lucina from Fire Emblem Awakening and Fiora from Xenoblade Chronicles.

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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Bandai Namco and Nike designed Tekken 8 sneakers with tag-team designs

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Nike, the maker of high-quality shoes, is working with Bandai Namco, the company that makes the Tekken series, to make a pair of sneakers. The fun competition is part of the franchise’s 30th anniversary celebrations. You can get your own pair for $250 or the equivalent in your country, though they’ll probably be worth a lot more on the sneakerhead black market.

Two pairs of Tekken 8 x Nike Air Foamposite One Fist sneakers are set to come out in September 2024, according to shoe fan Sole Retriever (thanks, VGC). The designs are based on Kazuya and Jin, two main characters in the series. You can get them at Nike and some other stores. People who like hypebeasts and fighting games are likely to buy these quickly, so if you like Tekken and shoes that make people talk, you should probably act fast.

Should Bandai Namco and Nike work together? What do you think? Are you going to fight for your own pair? Make sure to take good care of your shoes and keep their value in the comments section below.

 

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