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Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 394: Crash Landing

Email us at [email protected]! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here Hey y’all! This week we sit down with composer Bobby Krlic, who shares the creative process behind crafting Returnal’s soundtrack. Stuff We Talked About Mass Effect Legendary EditionOddworld: SoulstormReturnal (interview begins at 21:20)Outer Wilds The WitnessDisco Elysium – The Final CutGames that made us see things differently in the real world The Cast Sid Shuman – Senior Director of Content Communications, SIE Tim Turi –  Senior Content Communications Specialist, SIE Thanks to Cory Schmitz for our beautiful logo and Dormilón for our rad theme song and show music. [Editor’s note: PSN game release dates are subject to change without notice. Game details are gathered from press releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]
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    Genshin Impact version 1.4 celebrates life and love with the Windblume Festival

    Greetings, Travelers! Genshin Impact’s dev team here once more with exciting previews and news of the game’s upcoming version 1.4 update, launching March 17. Hopefully you’ve all had an excellent time exploring and getting involved in Liyue Harbor’s Lantern Rite. Because the chill of winter begins to fade across Teyvat to create method for spring, we’d prefer to share an internal look at a normal annual festival in Mondstadt – the Windblume Festival. Because the beauty of spring fills the populous city, hopefully that everyone will join the citizens of Mondstadt in a heartfelt celebration of life and freedom.

    All Travelers that are at Adventure Rank 20 or above and also have completed the Archon Quest “Song of the Dragon and Freedom” will undoubtedly be invited to become listed on the cordial celebration of the Windblume Festival. Through the entire festival, you will have numerous mini games to play with a great deal of prizes and rewards. Players shall have even an extremely special possiblity to spend time getting together with Barbara, Noelle, Bennett, and Chongyun, with the chance of experiencing different memories and endings based on your alternatives and interactions with each character.

    A period for special memories

    As swirling dandelions commence to fill the warm spring air, individuals of Mondstadt gather to celebrate the Windblume Festival together. The festival’s origin could be traced back again to the liberation of Mondstadt two thousand 1000 years back.

    However, because the traditions of the Windblume Festival were passed on through the generations, the festival has arrived at signify a cultural celebration of romance and passion gradually. Couples and love birds alike use the occasion as to be able to spend a pleasant time together, and Mondstadt locals will most likely recommend Cape Oath because the perfect spot to confess one’s feelings and pledge romantic vows. In this right time of love and freedom, Travelers shall likewise have a unique possiblity to spend a particular time as well as Barbara, Noelle, Bennett, and Chongyun. Interactions and choices that players make with the characters can lead to different endings, with each actual ending awarding players with a Hangout Memory illustration.

    Festive challenges await

    In preparation because of this year’s festivities, the Knights of Favonius and the Adventurers’ Guild have assembled probably the most festive mini games the town has ever witnessed, with a number of activities awaiting both Mondstadt and Travelers locals alike. A lot of the Windblume mini games will support both co-op and single-player mode, so whether you’re playing solo, with a combined band of buddies, or with a special someone together, the games will definitely leave fun, lasting memories for several that participate. 

    This season, the Knights of Favonius has organized three primary mini games: Bullseye Balloons, Floral Freefall, and Ballads of Breeze. Each mini game shall have four different difficulty levels to check your skills in archery, gliding, and ballads. By completing the mini games, players will receive rewards and a particular amount of Festive Tour Tickets (rewards for the mini games can only just be claimed once through Single Player mode). The Festive Tour Tickets could be exchanged in the case Look for bountiful Talent Level-Up Materials along with two new exclusive gadgets: the Windblume Festival Commemorative Balloon and the Windsong Lyre.

    If it’s a tougher challenge you’re after, you might try the Peculiar Wonderland – a particular domain recently discovered and renovated by the Adventurers’ Guild as a festival event. Unlike another event mini games, Peculiar Wonderland is really a group of challenges which will demand both mind and muscle from even probably the most experienced of adventurers. Upon entering the Peculiar Wonderland, players shall face three random challenge scenarios. According to the performance in the random challenges, players shall gain buffs to utilize in your final boss fight. By completing the Peculiar Wonderland, players shall receive Peculiar Collab Coupons, which may be exchanged for Weapon Ascension Materials and a brand-new 4-star bow, the Windblume Ode.

    All of this plus much more awaits players in version 1.4. We’ll leave it for you to explore and find out all that the Windblume Festival provides.

    Continue your journey alongside Dainsleif and Rosaria

    Along with all of the events in the upcoming update, the Traveler may also be continuing their story because they further investigate the Abyss Order with Dainsleif the “Bough Keeper.” Because the whole story unravels, players will see themselves within an all-new domain where they’ll locate a defiled Statue of the Seven and encounter a robust new enemy – an Abyss Herald. Finally, players shall begin uncovering the secrets behind Teyvat’s first Ruin Guard in Stormterror’s Lair.

    In version 1.4, we’ll be adding Rosaria “Thorny Benevolence” as a fresh 4-star playable character. Rosaria is really a sister of the Church of Favonius who players could have already encountered throughout their adventures with Albedo in Dragonspine. Bearing a Cryo Vision, Rosaria is really a powerful polearm wielder having an Elemental Skill which allows her to instantly shift behind her enemy, slashing and piercing them to deal Cryo damage. Her Elemental Burst allows her to attack with a mighty slash, causing massive Cryo summoning and damage a frigid Ice Lance that deals continuous Cryo harm to nearby enemies.

    Lastly, we’d prefer to share some optimizations and adjustments which will be to arrive version 1.4 that will allow Travelers to see a far more fun and enjoyable journey. First, because the Original Resin limit has been increased from 120 to 160 previously, the version 1.4 update shall allow Travelers to hold up to five Condensed Resin in their Inventory. Also, the brand new version will grant Travelers the choice of lowering their World Level to raised suit their needs in single-player and co-op mode.

    That’s almost everything we need to share about Genshin Impact version 1.4. Hopefully everyone includes a fun and memorable time celebrating the Windblume Festival.

    By PlayStation Official blog (blog.playstation.com)

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