Howdy and welcome to Get Your Game On! I’m Maddi, and I’m very temporally confused because it’s the end April and for the second year in a row I am playing Nier: Replicant, except this year I’m playing the updated release that just came out. While the original Nier was one of my favorite gaming experiences ever, the new version is incredibly gorgeous so far, and I’m enjoying the updated visuals and soundtrack. (And if you subscribe to Sidequest’s Patreon at the Nintendo Entertainment System tier, you can check out my liveblog along with other fun content in Sidequest’s Discord server!) Speaking of new old games, here’s this week’s news.
It's! So! SO! Beautiful! pic.twitter.com/WmyO21IrzW
— nier we go again (@madisonrbutler) April 24, 2021
The Great Ace Attorney Games Are Coming to PS4, Switch, and PC
This week, Capcom announced two Ace Attorney games previously only available in Japan will be coming to the U.S. for PS4, Switch, and PC. The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures and The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve were released in 2015 and 2017, respectively, and in July U.S. gamers will get to experience them as The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles. The games follow Ryuonosuke Naruhodo, Phoenix Wright’s ancestor, and his courtroom adventures throughout the Meiji era.
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles will also introduce some new content, including Story Mode, a new feature that allows players to enjoy the story without having to play too much of the game. The game releases on July 27.
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles combines both Great Ace Attorney games in one package
Message by Shu Takumi (+ gameplay footage)https://t.co/OitAUv2fbs pic.twitter.com/rMmsthHjKa
— Nibel (@Nibellion) April 21, 2021
Sony Quietly Shutting Down PlayStation 3, Vita, and PSP Online Stores: Update
About a month ago, Sony announced it would shut down online stores for the PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PSP. Many gamers were upset at the decision, as phasing out support for older consoles means many of the games for those consoles are lost to time. Last week, however, Sony announced it would continue to operate PlayStation stores for the PS3 and PS Vita. Previously, the PS3 store was set to close on July 2, and the PS Vita store was supposed to shutter on August 27. Unfortunately, the PSP store will still retire on July 2, so make sure to get any PSP games before then!
For the newer consoles, PlayStation fans can get the complete edition of Horizon Zero Dawn for free as part of Sony’s Play At Home initiative. The game is available to download until May 14.
PS Store Update: Players will be able to continue to purchase games on PS3 and PS Vita: https://t.co/hLTznJeiML pic.twitter.com/5Idy1Modcb
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) April 19, 2021
Portal Reloaded Hits Steam
Portal 2 turned 10 last week (though whether it had cake at the party is… undetermined). In conjunction with the celebration, modder Jannis Brinkmann has released Portal Reloaded, which adds a third time-travel portal to Portal 2. The mod consists of 25 puzzles, as well as an original story and voice-acting. Portal Reloaded has been in development since 2014. It is available for free now on Steam.
Portal Reloaded is out now! You can download it on Steam for free. https://t.co/jaKgCeWLlR
— Portal Reloaded (@ReloadedPortal) April 19, 2021
Fresh off its highly successful Build-A-Bear plush line, Animal Crossing New Horizons is getting a line of apparel at Uniqlo. A series of graphic tees and accessories will hit stores (both in-person and online) beginning June 7, but until then you can browse the collection on Uniqlo’s website.
In case you missed it, a new collection of Animal Crossing: New Horizons clothing and accessories are coming to UNIQLO! 🎇 What's your favorite piece from the lineup? #ACNH https://t.co/SR4cpins69
— Animal Crossing World 🛩️🏝️ (@ACWorldBlog) April 21, 2021
Humble Bundle announced it will make changes to charitable donations on the platform. Previously, users could donate up to 100% of a bundle’s proceeds to charity. Beginning in May, however, Humble Bundle will cap donations at 15%.
Humble launched over a decade ago with a bundle that featured the ability to pay-what-you-want and support charities. Today we’re sharing some updates coming to bundle pages and how they will help us continue to support charity. https://t.co/0sXM6dT0V0
— Humble Bundle (@humble) April 23, 2021
The Pokémon Fossil Museum, a recently announced traveling exhibit, will use life-size Fossil Pokémon to teach guests about all things fossils. Unfortunately, this exhibition is only taking place in Japan, but we can all enjoy these pictures of Pikachu in a paleontology outfit.
— かはく【国立科学博物館公式】 (@museum_kahaku) April 20, 2021
A person was arrested in Shanghai after allegedly attempting to assassinate the founders of MiHoYo HQ, the studio behind Genshin Impact.
Update: We mentioned in our March 31 post that Microsoft was hoping to acquire messaging app Discord. Since then, Discord has decided to remain independent and is no longer in talks with Microsoft.
Madison Butler is Sidequest’s self-proclaimed jock editor. She co-founded the blog Critsumption and once got really into powerlifting via Fitness Boxing for the Nintendo Switch. She tweets at @_maddilo.