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Be the Assassin in Final Fantasy XV’s Assassin’s Festival

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Square Enix just revealed the “Assassin’s Festival” trailer for Final Fantasy XV, and I couldn’t be more confused. Does Assassin’s Creed actually take place in the world of Final Fantasy XV (i.e., Eos)? Is Abstergo Industries an official organization within Niflheim? Is Assassin’s Creed just a video game people really love in Eos? Eh, maybe the festival is just a noncanonical crossover, and I should stop reading into it so much.

Ok, now that I’ve got that out of my system, let’s go over what we know. According to the official trailer, the Assassin’s Festival will be a limited time event in Final Fantasy XV from August 31st through January 31st, 2018. During the event, players will explore a town where the titular festival occurs, and of course, the Niflheim Empire is making a right mess of things, just as it always does.

Since the Assassin’s Festival event is Assassin’s Creed themed, gamers will be able to dress up Noctis, Gladiolus, Ignis, and Prompto in the “Medjay Assassin’s Robes,” clothes based on the outfit of Assassin’s Creed: Origins protagonist Bayek. But, if players participate in the Moogle Chocobo Festival (another in-game event that will run until late September), they can obtain the “Master Assassin’s Robes,” a delicious recreation of Altair Ibn-La’Ahad’s outfit from the original Assassin’s Creed game. The Assassin’s Festival isn’t the first time Final Fantasy characters have worn Assassin Robes, though, as Ezio Auditore’s costume from Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is available as paid DLC in Final Fantasy XIII-2.

Now, on to the juicy part. Since the game’s protagonists will be able to dress up as assassins, they will also gain access to numerous abilities synonymous to the Assassin’s Creed franchise, including wall-climbing, tightrope-walking, hiding in bales of hay, jumping off rooftops via the iconic Leap of Faith, and stabbing Magitek Infantry soldiers with the equally-iconic Hidden Blade. But, the Assassin’s Festival event is not all parkour and assassination, as players can also participate in various mini-games, including “Whack-a-Cactuar.”

The Assassin’s Festival is technically DLC, but unlike add-ons such as Episode Prompto and the Royal Raiment outfit, the Assassin’s Festival can be downloaded for free. However, I am curious whether or not this event will be available in the PC version of Final Fantasy XV, but that’s a question for another time, along with why the game is littered with Cup Noodles product placement.

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The new game from Danganronpa’s developers is being published by Aniplex, a Sony company, but it won’t be coming out on PS5

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The upcoming game from the creators of the Danganronpa series has found a publisher in Sony subsidiary Aniplex. However, it’s worth noting that it won’t be initially released on the PS5. It is highly likely that The Hundred Line: Last Defense Academy will be released on Sony’s system at a later date, just like Master Detective Archives: Rain Code in October. However, the development team is currently focusing on prioritizing the release of their latest title on the Nintendo Switch and PC.

Described as a strategy game, the title allows players to step into the shoes of teenager Takumi Sumino, who resides in the perpetually secure Tokyo Residential Complex. When monsters suddenly unleash chaos upon the town, Takumi finds himself thrust into the Last Defense Academy. His mission? To protect the school alongside 14 other students for a grueling 100 days.

As one would anticipate, alongside the strategic gameplay, it is crucial to foster strong relationships with your comrades. Moreover, the outcome of the game can vary greatly, with a staggering 100 possible endings contingent upon the choices you make. We will reach out to Aniplex to inquire about the possibility of a PS5 port. However, it is important to note that Aniplex operates independently from PlayStation, as it falls under the Sony Music umbrella.

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The photo mode in Alan Wake 2 on PS5 doesn’t hold many surprises

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Most new games these days have some kind of photography feature, so it’s hard to remember a time before Photo Modes. Some developers don’t think it’s important for players to be able to take pictures right away, so the feature is added later. One great example of this is Alan Wake 2, which now has Photo Mode thanks to a new update that is now available.

If you look at the trailer above, you can see that you can really get creative with your photos by adding cool borders, overlays, and filters. We always like photo modes, where you can move different lights around in the scene. As the video shows, Remedy really lets you use your imagination with the different colors and lighting props.

 

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Before the DLC comes out, the Big Elden Ring update adds new features and fixes the game’s balance

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There will be an update for Elden Ring next week that sounds pretty important. The patch will come out on June 20, right before Shadow of the Erdtree goes live on June 21. “New features” and “balance adjustments” are what FromSoftware says the update will have.

Luckily, the developer went on to give more information. We went ahead and put them all together in the patch notes below:

New parts of inventory:

  • Items that were just gained will have a “!” next to them
  • There is now a new tab called “Recent Items” that lets you look at items that you just got

What’s new in Summoning Pool?

  • Now, active summoning pools will follow you to NG+
  • The newly added Map Functions Menu now lets you turn on and off individual summoning pools
  • When you use the Small Golden Effigy, it will only choose active Summoning Pools

All new hairstyles:

  • The game now has five more hairstyles to choose from. You can choose them when you make your character, with the Clouded Mirror Stand, or with Rennala’s Rebirth feature.
    FromSoftware also says that the patch will have extra features that aren’t listed here. I hope they’re a pleasant surprise!

Would you like to see any of these changes made? Are you still excited about Shadow of the Erdtree? Get ready by reading the comments below.

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