Genshin Impact 3.0 release date revealed with new Sumeru region

The next big expansion for miHoYo’s Genshin Impact is on its way. But just when is the Gensin Impact 3.0 update, and what can we expect to see in the beloved gacha game? 

Genshin Impact 3.0 release date

Following on from the Summertime Odyssey update, Genshin Impact 3.0 aims is a huge addition to the game. Titled “The Morn a Thousand Roses”, this update adds a large selection of new content to chew through. 

Releasing on August 24th, the new update will add the fourth nation to the game: Sumeru. Additionally, the final of the seven elements is joining the game: Dendro. Essentially, it’s plants. 

The region of Sumeru is located just to the west of Liyue. This is where new character of Collei comes from. In its varied biomes, you can explore a dense rainforest and an arid desert. 

Furthermore, a handful of new characters join the fray. Three new characters are coming to the gacha system, including Tighnari, Collei, and Dori. Will the gacha gods be kind to you? 

Quality of Life improvements

Alongside the addition of a massive new area, and the quests that go with that, there are smaller updates as well. For example, Genshin Impact 3.0 adds new items to reduce the tedium of some activities. 

The Boom of the Elder Tree makes collecting wood earlier. An Ultra-Hot Burner Lamp (Test Model) improves cooking. Finally, the Fishing Line Stabiliser will help you catch fish! 

With new competitors coming out rather frequently, Genshin’s updates are more important than ever. While it doesn’t look like games like Tower of Fantasy will overtake Genshin, it’s nice to fuel competition. 

Even after two years, Genshin’s update cycle is still going strong. Compared to other free-to-play games, miHoYo’s Breath of the Wild clone is updated very regularly. (As a Halo Infinite player, I’m very jealous.) 

Are you excited for the Genshin Impact 3.0 update? If not, tell us why. We like comments. 

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SpongeBob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake Looks Surprisingly Fun In New Trailer

THQ has revealed more information about its upcoming project SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake during its 2022 games showcase. SpongeBob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake is a “spiritual sequel” to Battle For Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated, which was released in 2020.

The Cosmic Shake will be a 3D platformer with themes focused on the worlds, costumes, and banter between SpongeBob and Patrick. Players will travel throughout different periods, such as the Wild West, Prehistoric, and more, while Patrick accompanies you as a small balloon.

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Now Playing: SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake | THQ Showcase Trailer 2022

In SpongeBob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake, SpongeBob messes with the fabric of the universe while playing with a vial of wish-fulfilling Mermaid’s Tears. Because of that, Patrick is turned into a balloon. This sends SpongeBob on an adventure across time to fix his mistakes and restore Bikini Bottom.

In Battle For Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated, players were able to play as SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy. But, The Cosmic Shake will only have SpongeBob as a playable character, so THQ gave him more abilities, such as a flying karate kick or being able to roll around on big rocks. In addition, players will also have the opportunity to unlock classic costumes for SpongeBob too.

SpongeBob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake currently does not have a release date. But it’s expected to launch on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.


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Wreckfest Mobile announced to bring destruction everywhere you go

If you ever wanted to completely crush vehicles between tweets, now you can! In a surprising announcement, a Wreckfest Mobile port is coming to satisfy our destructive needs. 

Wreckfest Mobile announced 

Announced during a recent THQ Games Showcase, a full Wreckfest Mobile port is coming. While not many details were revealed, this port is likely based off the recent Nintendo Switch conversion. 

In the announcement trailer, the game’s graphics are clearly paired back. While it looks favourable to the Nintendo Switch version, it’s a clear step down from the gorgeous PC and console ports. 

However, what’s evident is that the most important part of the game is here: destruction! In the trailer, you can see cars smashing into tiny bits as well as environmental objects shattering. It’s very impressive for a mobile game!

If you’re a fan of the console version, you’ll be happy to know that this port has huge 24-car races. Even in the game’s most demanding tracks, two-dozen cars will be there for you to destroy. Of course, online multiplayer returns as well. 

Wreckfest Mobile Release Date and controller support 

Unfortunately, THQ Nordic has not announced a concrete release date for Wreckfest Mobile. However, at least we have a timeframe to look out for unlike, say, Path of Exile mobile. Yes, we’re still waiting! 

You’ll be about to destroy countless vehicles on the go come this Fall. What month exactly that is, we have no idea. We’re hoping October because car crashes are spooky!

As for Wreckfest Mobile controller support, that has been confirmed. While you can use touch controls to drive, you can also use an external controller for the game. 

A great year for mobile ports 

Wreckfest’s drift onto mobile comes alongside a number of other high-profile mobile ports. For a game as CPU-demanding as Wreckfest is, it’s a surprise to be sure. However, we’re now at a point where these physics-intensive experiences can come to phones. 

For example, the massively physics-intensive Totally Accurate Battleground Simulator is also coming to mobile. It’s a great year for fun, frenetic games on phone. 

Hopefully, this trend will continue in the future. What games of this calibre would you like to see? 

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