News - January, 2018

Wednesday31st Jan 2018

  • News February PlayStation Plus Games Announced

    Another good month

    And there we have it: Sony has officially announced the PlayStation Plus lineup for February 2018, and honestly, it's pretty decent. On PlayStation 4, we're getting Knack and RiME. In other words, the leak from earlier today was spot on. We repeat: we're getting Knack on PlayStation Plus. This is not a drill. Elsewhere,...

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    Review Grand Kingdom

    A heavenly kingdom?

    Republished on Wednesday 31st January 2018: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of February's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Grand Kingdom is a good looking turn-based battle-'em-up that sees you getting to pick and command a group of mercenaries in...

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    Review Knack

    Old-school platformer, new-school technology

    Republished on Wednesday 31st January 2018: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of February's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Way back in February of this year, millions of viewers around the world witnessed the reveal of...

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    Review RiME

    Tequila sunrise

    Republished on Wednesday 31st January 2018: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of February's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. The release of RiME is a huge relief: Tequila Works will be pleased it's finally got the game out the door, and players will be glad...

  • Guide Monster Hunter: World Armor Skills, What They Do, and Upgrade Levels

    Get good

    When you first start playing Monster Hunter: World, you'll likely be tempted to focus on crafting armor with a higher defense rating. We recommend that you don't do that, because the skills on them are far more important. That's because you can upgrade most armor sets to the max defense rating, but you can't change the skills on the vast...

  • Rumour February PS Plus Finally Gives PS4 Owners Knack

    Praise be

    Holy crap, it's finally happening -- Knack is coming to PlayStation Plus! Or at least, that's what this fresh leak tells us. Spotted on the PlayStation Store by eagle-eyed ResetEra user bombshell, February's lineup includes the aforementioned Knack alongside whimsical puzzle-platformer RiME. That seems like a pretty solid selection to us...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Monster Hunter: World and PS4 Tear Apart the Competition

    What did you expect?

    As expected, Monster Hunter: World has taken Japan by storm. The series has always been an absolute juggernaut in its native region, and World only solidifies that status -- clearly Monster Hunter doesn't need to be exclusive to a handheld device in order to sell incredibly well. The game shifted a whopping 1.25 million copies...

  • News Persona 5 is Less Than Half Price on EU PS Store This Week

    Call of Duty: WWII discounted too

    Atlus' universally acclaimed RPG, Persona 5, is the European PlayStation Store's latest Deal of the Week. If you've yet to play our 2017 Game of the Year, the standard version has been reduced to £24.99 - a saving of 54%. Additionally, Call of Duty: WWII is on offer to coincide with the release of its new DLC,...

  • News EA's Ambitious ANTHEM Officially Delayed into 2019

    Battlefield due out in October

    As reports had more or less already revealed, BioWare’s ambitious ANTHEM has been delayed until early 2019, with a new Battlefield game taking its Fall 2018 spot. There’s no further information on that Battlefield game, but you can probably expect guns, explosions, and collapsing buildings. It's due out in October...

  • News Sony's Launching Two New PS4 Controller Colours in Europe Next Month

    Cool customers

    Sony has announced that it'll be launching two new DualShock 4 controller colours here in Europe next month. From the 7th March, you'll be able to get your hands on the Midnight Blue DualShock 4, and the Steel Black DualShock 4. The latter's actually been around for a while, but this will obviously be the updated version of the...

  • Poll Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament: Round 1 - Matches 57-60

    Ready? Fight!

    This is the fifteenth week of our Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament. 128 characters enter, but only one will be crowned champion -- and you decide who that champion will be. If you want to know more about the Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament, be sure to click through here. Previous Results (Click the image...

  • News Monster Hunter: World's Japanese Sales Top 1.35 Million in Opening Weekend

    Home turf

    As you might have guessed, Monster Hunter: World sold very well indeed in Japan over its first three days. To be precise, it sold 1,350,412 units, and that's without including digital sales. This makes it the top selling PS4 game in Japan for last week. PlayStation hardware also performed well, surging from 44,910 to 140,432 during the...

  • News PSVR Parkour Platformer Sprint Vector Runs to PS4 Next Month

    Try not to chunder

    A high-speed parkour platformer for PlayStation VR sounds like a superb solution if you want to unsettle your stomach, but the buzz surrounding Sprint Vector is pretty positive. A first-person racing game, the titles sees you pumping your arms in order to pick up speed. We’re not overly sure we want to sweat inside our PSVR...

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  • News Did Sony Just Patent a Next-Gen PSVR Controller?

    A sign of the future

    PlayStation VR is an amazing piece of technology, but as time goes on, the PlayStation Move is starting to reveal itself as something of a weak link. Sony was right to recycle the PlayStation 3 motion wand and it’s more than adequate for the job, but compared to the superior Oculus Touch controllers it’s not quite up to...

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    Review Lost Sphear

    Memory is reconstructive

    It's one thing to make a game in the style of a classic 90s role-playing title, but it’s another thing entirely to make one that matches the heart and focus of those beloved titles of yesteryear. Lost Sphear marks Tokyo RPG Factory’s second attempt at rekindling a spark of the past as the developer continues to pump out...

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    Review Celeste

    See that mountain? You can climb it

    Celeste is the latest effort from Matt Makes Games, the team responsible for one of PS4's best multiplayer games, TowerFall Ascension. The bow and arrow brawling is well loved, in part because of the responsive and satisfying movement. Doubling down on the strength of TowerFall's platforming, Celeste is all about...

  • News South Park: The Stick of Truth Steps Out of the Fractured But Whole in February

    A Kenny move

    Previously only available as a pre-order bonus with sequel South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Ubisoft has announced that South Park: The Stick of Truth will launch as a standalone PlayStation 4 game on 13th February. Interestingly, it’ll be available both physically and digitally, and will retail for $29.99 in the United States...

  • News Paragon Put Out to Pasture as Fortnite's Popularity Explodes

    Refunds for everyone who spent money on it

    It’s crazy to think that Fortnite is now this behemoth franchise with millions of concurrent players. For those of you who followed its development, it seemed stuck in limbo as a kind of Minecraft-inspired tower defence type thing for many years, before being reinvented and essentially exploding as a...

  • News Subsequent Summer Lesson Episodes to Score English Subtitles

    Girl power

    Summer Lesson has been gradually growing as a brand in Japan, adding new girls for PlayStation VR owners to interact with. And now Bandai Namco has confirmed that the episodes featuring blonde bombshell Allison Snow and Chisato Shinjo will be releasing in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and Indonesia) later in...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 204

    The hunt is on

    It was a frighteningly big week on the PlayStation 4 this time, with Monster Hunter: World, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Celeste all vying for your attention. It should make for an action-packed WAYP, so without further ado, let’s get into it. Sammy Barker, Editor: I'm not playing Monster Hunter: World. Yet. Now will everyone stop...

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    Review The Inpatient

    Wendigo prophecy

    Until Dawn’s breakout success has spawned all sorts of spin-offs, none really capturing the essence of the original teen slasher. The Inpatient continues this trend with a straight-faced, narrative-based PlayStation VR experience set in the 1950s. You play as a patient sectioned in Blackwood Sanatorium during its final days of...

  • News The Inpatient's Controls Explained with DualShock 4 and PS Move

    Which control scheme works best?

    Like most PlayStation VR games, The Inpatient’s control scheme is a point of interest because it can be played with either the DualShock 4 or a pair of PlayStation Move wands. But what’s the best option? And how does it work? Things are fairly straightforward with the DualShock 4. You can move forward and...

  • News PS4 Hacked Enabling Wider PS2 Support, Homebrew

    Exploit only available on older firmware

    Homebrew has finally arrived on the PlayStation 4, but you’ll need a console still running 4.05 to take advantage of it. Sony patched this version of the system software all the way back in November 2016, so you’ll be passing up your connection to the PlayStation Network in order to run emulated NES games...

  • News Amazon Lists God of War PS4 Collector's Edition for April

    When is this game actually releasing?

    It really feels like Sony should announce the release date for God of War sharpish, as rumours are sprouting out of all corners of the internet. Another retail listing, this time on Amazon.com, shows a Collector's Edition for $129.99, but there are currently no further details. With GameStop listing the massive...

  • Talking Point Could Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Model Work on PS4?

    Disruptive business strategy could change games forever

    At a time where Bethesda is putting out commercials to celebrate single player games, a new business model from Microsoft threatens to disrupt the industry as we know it today. The Redmond firm has announced an update to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service, which will see all of its...

  • News God of War PS4 Release Date Finally Confirmed, New Trailer Released

    Sony spills the beans

    We feel like we've been reporting for far too long on supposed release dates for the new God of War, but we at last have confirmation from Sony itself. Santa Monica's Norse-flavoured action adventure will release on 20th April 2018. It seems that cheeky Amazon page outed the real date after all. Writing on the

  • News Sony Granting Refunds to The Crew 2 PS4 Pre-Orders Following Delay

    Emergency brake

    According to a report on Kotaku today, Sony will be refunding all PlayStation Store pre-orders of Ubisoft's open-world racer sequel, The Crew 2. This comes as a result of last month's news that several of the publisher's games were being pushed back. The Crew 2 was initially marked for release in March, but was delayed until the

  • Store Update 23rd January 2018 (Europe)

    Hunter time

    It’s a bonkers week on the European PlayStation Store, with multiple big games all vying for your attention. Monster Hunter: World is, of course, the big one – but don’t forget Dragon Ball FighterZ, The Inpatient, Lost Sphear, Iconoclasts, Celeste, and… Wait, this is ridiculous! PS4 Games: LOST SPHEAR 23 January Iconoclasts 23...

  • News PSN Engineers Working to Resolve Hiccups

    Some functionality on PS4 affected

    Looks like the impending release of Monster Hunter: World and the opening of God of War pre-orders has temporarily pulled the PlayStation Network to its knees, as outages are being reported in some territories. Sony, to its credit, has already issued an update stating that engineers are on the case and working to...

  • News Duke Nukem Movie in the Works, Possibly Starring John Cena

    Hail to the king, baby

    In a casting call that's kind of perfect, the wrestler cum actor John Cena is currently in talks with Paramount to take on the titular role in an upcoming Duke Nukem movie. Better yet, Michael Bay will be involved; his studio Platinum Dunes is set to produce the film. No director or writer has been attached to the project at...

Monday22nd Jan 2018

  • Hands On Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Looks Outrageous on PS4 Pro

    On par with PS4's best

    That Shadow of the Colossus, a game that originally released in 2005, can be mistaken for a current-gen game is testament to the outstanding work that Bluepoint’s done on this PlayStation 4 remake. This is a complete rebuild of Fumito Ueda’s seminal boss rush release, and while it maintains the ethereal feel of the...

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    Review Iconoclasts

    Heart wrenching

    Iconoclasts is the brainchild of Swedish developer Joakim Sandberg. Working alone on the game for seven years, this is a real labour of love, and that’s clear from the moment you begin your pixelated adventure. Judging purely from a visual standpoint, this looks like a fairly simple platformer, and in some ways that’s correct,...

  • News 'People Ask for Story-Based Games, But Don't Necessarily Buy Them'

    Uncharted creator Amy Hennig weighs in

    The cancellation of Amy Hennig’s single player Star Wars title last year caused controversy regarding the state of story-driven, single player games. Many hardcore gamers argued that they’re starting to feel left behind, as multiplayer releases become increasingly prominent. The climate even prompted...

  • News Beams Golf Gear Swings into Everybody's Golf on PS4

    Join the club

    Beams Golf is a Japanese brand of golfing attire, and it's making its way to Everybody's Golf on PS4. In the tweet below, you'll be able to get a brief look at the sort of threads you'll be able to adorn your avatar with: These clothes appear to be prizes for winning a Beams Golf in-game tournament, which you'll be able to partake...

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    Review Little Red Lie

    Tell me sweet little lies

    We often think about games in terms of their verbs – that is, what we do in them. For instance, in an Uncharted game we run, jump, dodge, shoot, take cover, drive, and climb. We’re often led to believe that the more diverse a game’s set of verbs - and therefore the bigger the list of things we can do - the better it...

  • News Assassin's Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones Promises a Big and Bloody Story

    Brotherhood

    Assassin's Creed Origins gets its first expansion tomorrow in the form of The Hidden Ones. Taking place after the events of the base game, Bayek's brotherhood of assassins go up against an invading Roman force. The whole thing takes place in a brand new region known as Sanai, and Ubisoft is promising a very story-driven adventure. You...

  • UK Sales Charts Digimon Marks Only Change in Impenetrable Top 10

    Digimon are the champions

    Another week, another mostly similar UK sales chart. This week we mainly see a reshuffle of the previous top 10, with only one dropping out (Forza Motorsport 7) and one new entry. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory just makes it into 10th place on the list, and honestly, there isn't a whole lot more to report...

  • Hands On Sky on iOS Sees Journey's Multiplayer Spread Its Wings

    Cloudy with a chance of friendship

    Yes, you're right: Sky is a timed exclusive to iOS, so what on Earth is a preview of thatgamecompany's Journey follow-up doing on Push Square? Well, the developer has a close association with PlayStation, having crafted three excellent exclusive titles over the course of about six years. When we received an...

  • News Sonic the Hedgehog Creator Yuji Naka Spin Dashes Square Enix

    Aw, yeah – this is happenin’

    Video game icon Yuji Naka – the former boss of Sonic Team and the lead programmer of the original Sonic the Hedgehog games – has announced that he joined Square Enix in January. “I’m joining game development as before, and strive to develop games at Square Enix,” he said. “I aim to develop an enjoyable...

  • News Metal Gear Survive's Microtransactions Won't be Pay-to-Win, Says Producer

    Regrets confusion surrounding the game

    Last week, we reported that Metal Gear Survive would indeed feature microtransactions, adding gamer-angering fuel to the already raging fire. In an effort to quench the flames, the game's producer, Yuji Korekado, commented on the issue in an interview with Official PlayStation Magazine UK. He told the...

Sunday21st Jan 2018

  • News God of War Won't Have a Season Pass

    No slicing up of content

    We still don't know when you'll actually be able to play it, but at least we can tell you that you won't have to fork out any extra cash for a Season Pass whenever God of War launches. Responding to a fan on Twitter, lead designer Cory Barlog stated that Kratos' latest adventure won't be accompanied by a whole host of...

  • News Final Fantasy VII Remake Artwork Emerges at Exhibition

    Actual images

    It’s been a while since we heard anything about Final Fantasy VII Remake after the project was rebooted internally, but Square Enix has debuted some new artwork as part of a 30th anniversary exhibition in Tokyo. The images – photographed by press prior to the show opening – reveal Midgar, as well as the iconic church area.

  • News Gran Turismo Sport to Secure Sizeable Update Next Week

    Supra hot

    Polyphony Digital’s iterating upon Gran Turismo Sport with frightening speed, and hot on the heels of December’s huge update, creator Kazunori Yamauchi is already teasing a new update. Set to release next week, the patch will include 10 new vehicles – including the oft-requested Toyota Supra if our eyes serve us correctly. Other...

  • News Nike Just Announced Outrageous Illuminating PlayStation Sneakers

    Slam dunk

    Well, would you look at that? Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George just took to the PlayStation Blog to announce a brand new pair of PlayStation-themed sneakers set to release globally on 10th February. Officially entitled Nike PG-2 ‘PlayStation’ Colorways, the shoes sport “illuminating” tongues that pulsate just like the...

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Friday19th Jan 2018

  • News Oh FFS, Bungie's Screwed Up with Destiny 2 Yet Again

    It never ends

    And to think we actually really enjoyed Destiny 2 when it first launched. That seems like a lifetime ago now... Bungie's shooter is back in the news cycle thanks to the game's latest Faction Rally event, and no, it's not because it's been a huge success. The Faction Rally tasks players with pledging their allegiance to one of three...

  • Rumour Red Dead Redemption 2 Rides Onto PS4 in July

    Allegedly

    Amazon Mexico has added a release date to its product page for Rockstar's upcoming Old West adventure, Red Dead Redemption 2. The site claims the game will be released on 12th July 2018, which pushes it outside of its official launch window of "Spring 2018". Other Amazon sites don't feature this new date, so whether this is simply a shot...

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    Review Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

    Round 2

    With its Arcade Edition update, Street Fighter V finally feels like a complete fighting game – a title that can fully appeal to both competitive and casual players. As an overall package, it's now right up there with the best games in the genre, boasting a healthy amount of single player, local, and online multiplayer modes. It's good to...

  • News 'Games Under €20' Sale Begins on EU PlayStation Store

    Spend, spend, spend

    With the mammoth January sale finally over, Sony has seen fit to replace it with a new round of discounts, just in case you haven't bought enough games recently. There are, as usual, a huge number of titles on offer, all under €20 (or £16 for us Brits). Highlights include Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, The Last Guardian,...

  • News New Flash Sale Appears on US PlayStation Store

    Something for the weekend

    Once again, Sony has sprung a flash sale on the US PlayStation Store. You'll be able to buy this bevvy of bargains up until 22nd January at 8am PT. Games included in the sale are going for under $5 and include a wide range of titles across Sony's range of consoles. Highlights include Mirror's Edge Catalyst and the complete...

  • News EU PS Plus Subscribers Can Now Download Psycho-Pass PS4 Free

    Mandatory happiness

    Sony has added the PlayStation 4 version of visual novel Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness to January 2018’s lineup of free games in Europe, matching the North American storefront. While this title was billed as cross-buy across the pond, the platform holder appeared to disagree in the Old World, offering it for the PS Vita...

  • News God of War, Detroit Feature in Early 2018 PS4 Musical Montage

    Swingin' Playin'

    Sony’s released another one of its amazing PlayStation 4 musical montages in Japan, and this may be the best one yet. The theme this time revolves around a series of records, each representing a different release. The trailer appears to focus on Early 2018 titles, but interestingly includes God of War and Detroit: Become Humant...

  • News SEGA Polling Fans About Port of New House of the Dead

    Suffer like G did

    There’s a new House of the Dead game being location tested in Japanese arcades, and SEGA is surveying fans about the possibility of a console port. Entitled Scarlet Dawn and set three years after House of the Dead 4, the title sees you wielding Uzis to off the undead, and appears to have the title’s trademark atrocious “voice...

  • News December 2017 NPD: Call of Duty: WWII Conquers $3.29 Billion Month

    PS4 crowned best-selling console of 2017

    Those people who wrote articles about the death of the console industry prior to the release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One should hang their heads in shame, as Call of Duty: WWII just dominated a $3.29 billion month for the United States games industry. That’s up 10 per cent over year-over-year,...

  • News Sony's Third-Party Relations Chief Exits After a Year

    Revolving door

    The replacement for Adam Boyes in one of PlayStation’s most important positions has left the company after just a year, according to a Games Beat report. Ex-Harmonix chief Florian Hunziker was recruited in January 2017 as Head of Third-Party Developer Relations to fill the shoes of the aforementioned charismatic suit, but has...

  • News New Tomb Raider Movie Trailer Reveals a Child's Destiny

    Daddy issues

    That new Tomb Raider movie is very much still on track for a 16th March release, so here’s Alicia Vikander in a vest doing her best English accent. This latest trailer reveals a little more about the plot, which appears to be sticking quite closely to the 2013 reboot. In fact, a handful of the set-pieces teased in the two minute clip...

  • News We Happy Few Delayed to Summer 2018 Following Story Rearrangement

    More time for polish

    We Happy Few had a very impressive debut upon its showing at one of Microsoft's E3 press conferences a couple of years back, but as players eventually discovered what the game really was through the Xbox's Game Preview program, general opinion has soured a little. To combat this, developer Compulsion Games has delayed the title...

  • News Activision Boss to Leave Company After 8 Years in March

    He's had a good run

    Eric Hirshberg, Activision's talkative CEO, will be leaving the publisher this March following eight years of service. Hirshberg has been in charge of overseeing some of the company's biggest properties, including Call of Duty, Destiny, and Skylanders. Fair to say that he's been an important part of the business for a while...

  • Poll Has Arcade Edition Tempted You to Try Street Fighter V?

    Or is to too little, too late?

    Today marks the launch of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on PlayStation 4. Essentially the game's big season three update blown up to include a healthy injection of single player content, Arcade Edition makes the title finally feel like a properly fleshed out fighting game -- or at least, we like to think it does...

  • News Japan is Getting a Limited Edition Valkyria Chronicles 4 PS4 Console

    Tanks a lot

    An update on the Japanese PlayStation Blog has revealed a limited edition PS4 console emblazoned with a unique Valkyria Chronicles 4 design. Only announced for Japan at this time, the standard PS4 console will come in 500GB and 1TB flavours, and will also come bundled with an exclusive theme depicting the game's characters. It will...

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  • News Assassin's Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones DLC Release Date Leaked

    Not so hidden

    Assassin's Creed Origins is getting its first expansion at some point this month, but Ubisoft is yet to confirm a specific release date. However, it looks like eager players have uncovered the date anyway through the Xbox Store. We were told that you can access The Hidden Ones product page via the title's in-game PlayStation 4...

  • News Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition Confirmed, Contains Brand New Content

    The royal treatment

    You may remember that, about a week ago, the ESRB rated Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition, with speculation that it was some sort of all-in-one package. Well, it turns out this was exactly right. The Royal Edition combines the original game with all of its Season Pass content, which includes Episode Gladiolus, Episode Prompto,...

  • News Assassin's Creed Patch 1.20 Out Now on PS4

    January's big update

    The big January update for Assassin's Creed Origins is now available to download on PlayStation 4. Patch 1.20 brings a slew of bug fixes and gameplay tweaks to the title, as well as a new quest, fresh Heka chest rewards, and support for The Hidden Ones expansion, which launches next week. For all of the stuff that's...

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    Review InnerSpace

    Debut voyage

    Ever since its release in 2012, a multitude of indie developers have tried to emulate the experience provided by Journey. The likes of ABZÛ and AER: Memories of Old have come close to replicating what made the PlayStation 3 release so special, but then there are other imitators that miss the mark completely. InnerSpace, the debut title...

  • News Ubisoft Details Assassin's Creed Origins DLC Release Dates

    By 'eck

    Looks like that leaked release date for the first Assassin's Creed Origins DLC, The Hidden Ones, was accurate. Ubisoft has just announced the first DLC pack will be releasing on 23rd January. However, that isn't the only release date it's revealed. In a press release, the publisher has also plotted out two more add-ons heading to their...

  • News Shenmue III Shows Impressive Progression in New PS4 Screenshots

    More details at MAGIC Monaco next month

    Shenmue III’s scheduled to release in 2018, and a trio of new PlayStation 4 screenshots show the progress that the project’s making. First up we get a new glimpse of protagonists Ryo Hazuki and Shenhua, who are beginning to resemble their Dreamcast counterparts. There’s still work to be done, but at...

  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta Will Return for 24 Hours

    Counter

    The Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta is officially over. Unfortunately, the experience was, for many, plagued by connection issues. Bandai Namco said that if it couldn't fix the problems in a reasonable amount of time, it would consider extending the beta period. However, the publisher later reported that it had solved most of the issues...

  • News Battlefield, Mirror's Edge Veterans Unite for PSVR's Apex Construct

    Due out 20th February

    Apex Construct – we like that name. It’s literally just two random words stuck together, but it sounds good, doesn’t it? Let’s try it all together: Apex Construct. See? Satisfying, right? This is a brand new PlayStation VR action adventure game developed by ex-Mirror’s Edge and Battlefield makers, and it looks pretty...

  • News Spider-Man Will Swing to PS4 in 2018, Stay Tuned for More

    Insomniac Games teases additional details

    Insomniac Games community director James Stevenson has casually taken to popular forum ResetEra to reiterate that Spider-Man will release in 2018 on the PlayStation 4. As with pretty much the entirety of Sony’s lineup right now, there’s no specific date been attached to the title, but we know that the...

  • News Tasty Monster Hunter: World PS4 Pro Releasing in France

    Phwoar

    Previously believed to be exclusive to Japan, it’s been announced that the sexy Monster Hunter: World ‘Rathalos Edition’ PlayStation 4 Pro will release in France next month, exclusively at Micromania. The system will set you back €450, and comes with a custom DualShock 4 and a copy of the game. Alternatively, you’ll be able to get...

  • News That Beastly Monster Hunter: World PS4 Pro is Heading West

    Roar-some

    At the start of the day, we knew that the gorgeous special edition Monster Hunter: World PS4 Pro was making its way to France. Now, we've learned it'll be releasing in North America and Europe in general. Releasing at the same time as the game itself on 26th January, the bundle incorporates a 1TB customised PS4 Pro and DualShock 4, a...

  • News Oh Boy, Shadow of the Colossus Has a Photo Mode on PS4

    And it looks fantastic

    Shadow of the Colossus looks bloody gorgeous on PlayStation 4, remade from the ground up. The system's share button was made for games like this, but as titles like Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and Assassin's Creed Origins have shown us, it's even better when you're able to completely pause the...

  • Store Update 16th January 2018 (Europe)

    Digimon! Digital monsters!

    The betas keep coming, as both Monster Hunter: World and Metal Gear Survive score pre-release stress tests on the European PlayStation Store this week. All things told, it’s a sizeable update on Sony’s storefront for a mid-January week, with Kerbal Space Program, Digimon Story, and Street Fighter V: Arcade...

  • News New Gundam Breaker Confirmed for Western Release on PS4

    Breakthrough

    Wow, that was fast, wasn't it? New Gundam Breaker was officially announced earlier today, and already Bandai Namco has confirmed that the game will be heading West on PlayStation 4. Hurrah! This will be the first time that a Gundam Breaker game has been released outside of Asian territories. The series tasks players with...

  • Rumour LEGO Incredibles 2 and DC Villains Seemingly on the Way

    No capes

    A report that originated from Comicbook.com that stated two new LEGO titles are in development at TT Games has been backed up by Eurogamer.net. Citing sources "close to the studio", it assures that LEGO games based on The Incredibles 2 and DC's roster of villains are both on the way. Both games are expected to release this year. We'd...

  • News Sony's Smartphone Division Reveals No Heroes Allowed! DASH

    Not bad, man

    Sony’s versatile reverse dungeon crawling franchise No Heroes Allowed! is getting the smartphone treatment in Japan, as mobile publishing arm ForwardWorks has revealed latest instalment DASH for iOS and Android. This looks like a Puzzle Quest-esque title, where you need to shift blocks in order to summon monsters to off intrepid...

  • News New Gundam Breaker Heading to PS4 in 2018, Let's Hope This One Comes West

    Breaking point

    Sometimes referred to as the best Gundam games that never came West, the Gundam Breaker series sees players build their own mobile suits and take to the battlefield, wrecking opponents in order to loot their parts. The last title in the series, Gundam Breaker 3, was well received, and the Asian version of the release, which...

  • News Monster Hunter: World Wheels Out More PS4 Gameplay Before Launch

    Nothing rotten about it

    Want yet more great looking Monster Hunter: World gameplay? Well you're in luck, because Capcom's released another eight minutes of footage, this time taking us through the treacherous Rotten Vale region. The place looks like it really stinks. As with the previous gameplay video, this latest look at the title gives you a...

  • News ESRB Rates Scribblenauts Showdown for PS4

    Pencil it in

    The eagle-eyed Gematsu has spotted an ESRB rating for a game called Scribblenauts Showdown. This follows the game being rated in Taiwan, and both instances list PlayStation 4 amongst the title's platforms. For those who aren't familiar with Scribblenauts, it's a series of puzzle platformers in which you play as Maxwell, a boy who owns...

  • News Q.U.B.E. 2 Looks Very Slick in New Gameplay Trailer

    Push squares

    We quite enjoyed Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut on PS4 back in 2015. The Portal-esque first person puzzler, with its clever block based conundrums, came as a pleasant surprise. In a brand new trailer from developer Toxic Games, Q.U.B.E. 2 is looking like a great follow up. Graphically, it looks like a big step up from the original, while the...

  • News Dynasty Warriors 9 English Overview Trailer Details Mission Design

    Freedom fighters

    Koei Tecmo's released an English version of the Dynasty Warriors 9 overview trailer, so it's a bit easier to work out the details this time. It's worth a watch if you're still not quite sure how the open world action game is structured. Dynasty Warriors 9 is out in around a month, but are you feeling the hype? Pick up...

  • News Scribblenauts Showdown Stretches Its Vocabulary on 6th March

    Is 'valetudinarian' even a word?

    It’s been rumoured for a little while, but Warner Bros has now confirmed that Scribblenauts Showdown will release on 6th March in North America and 9th March in Europe. It sounds like this is going to be quite multiplayer-heavy, with "more than" 25 minigames for up to four players. Of course, the title’s...

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  • News PS4 Exclusive Days Gone to Have Huge Story Focus

    Hours of cinematics hinted

    Yet to be convinced by the biker gang storyline in oft-forgotten PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone? Looks like Sony Bend will be doubling down on narrative, as Chinese whispers suggest that it will have “hours” of cinematics. Of course, it’s an open world game so expect these to be interspersed between long stretches...

  • News Quantic Dream 'Surprised' by Allegations About Studio Culture

    Update: French developer releases official statement

    Quantic Dream once again finds itself in the centre of a whirlwind, as three separate French reports have called into question the culture of the studio and its management. Publications such as Le Monde, Canard PC, and

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    Review Romancing SaGa 2

    The empire strikes back

    An old school Square role-playing game filled with funny looking sprites and turn based tactical battles, Romancing SaGa 2 introduces itself to a new generation on PlayStation 4 and Vita. Unlike Final Fantasy, Romancing SaGa was never able to find its footing here in the West, mainly because we didn't get a...

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  • Guide The Best PS4 Games

    Every PlayStation 4 game you must own

    What are the best PS4 games? We’ve compiled a list of twenty top PlayStation 4 titles for both new owners and veterans of the console. Whether you’ve owned your console from day one or you’re new to the family, these are the greatest Sony PS4 games that you absolutely must have in your library. 20:...

  • News God of War PS4 Details Incoming as Kratos Battles onto Game Informer's Next Cover

    God of more

    God of War doesn't have a confirmed release date yet, but it is supposed to be launching in the first half of 2018. Thankfully, it seems as though development is currently on track, because Game Informer have revealed that the PlayStation 4 exclusive will adorn the cover of their February issue. Naturally, this means that we can look...

  • News Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Director Shaun Escayg Departs Naughty Dog

    A new adventure awaits

    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy was fronted by a fresh crop of Naughty Dog staffers, and it always felt to us like a “passing of the guard” type project. However, creative director Shaun Escayg is leaving, having also contributed to the development of The Last of Us and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. There’s no word on where...

  • News Monster Hunter: World Will Push PS4 Sales in Japan, Says Former Famitsu Editor

    Japanese giant

    Hirokazu Hamamura might not be a household name, but he's currently President of Enterbrain, the publisher of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, after a long stint as its Editor-in-Chief. It's fair to say he knows his stuff. Speaking with Japanese site Mantan Web, Hamamura-san predicted that the new entry in the celebrated Monster...

  • News The Witness Physical Version Witnessed on Amazon Italy

    Blown it?

    Jonathan Blow's masterful puzzle game The Witness is set to hit store shelves with a physical edition, if a listing on Amazon Italy is to be believed. At the time of typing, the product page is pretty barebones, featuring placeholder box art and, well, not much else. However, backing this up to a degree are Blow's own comments about a...

  • News Shenmue III's Looking Like a Lock for 2018

    That's the plan, anyway

    Shenmue III will finally continue its search for Lan Di later this year – at least, that very much appears to be the plan. The title was originally scheduled to launch in 2017, but never looked like it was going to hit its ambitious ship date. However, Cedric Biscay – who fronts up Shibuya Productions, one of the many...

  • News Ni no Kuni II Looks Great in New 25 Minute Gameplay Video

    King me

    Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom's got a lengthy new gameplay video, clocking in at around 25 minutes. The footage is taken from the latest demo build of the role-playing title, so if you've been thirsty for a fresh look at the game, then we'd recommend giving it a watch. Ni no Kuni II was slapped with a delay right near the end of last...

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  • Game of the Year 2017 #1 - Persona 5

    Now it's personal

    Every time we write about Persona 5 we worry that we're going to run out of superlatives. Frankly, the game's an absolute masterpiece. Not only is it one of the best titles on PlayStation 4 – and PlayStation 3, if you want to get technical about it – it's also one of the greatest Japanese role-playing games of modern times...

  • Game of the Year 2017 What Was Your Favourite PlayStation Game of 2017?

    Now it's your turn

    Now that we've had our say on the best games of 2017, we're turning our attention to you, the Push Square community. 50 games made our Game of the Year shortlist, and we're going to present that list to you lot as a poll. All you have to do vote for your three favourite titles. And we should probably emphasise that:...

  • Game of The Year 2017 Joey's Personal Picks

    The will of the scribes

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. Fortunately, Joey was no...