News - January, 2018

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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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  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta Is Available to Download Now on PS4

    Ready for the weekend

    Boot up the PlayStation Store right now and you should be able to find the Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta, which you can download ahead of its start time this weekend. The beta boasts 11 playable characters -- you can find a full list through here -- and several different game modes, and weighs in at around a very...

  • News Dakar 18 Announced for PS4

    Will it be rally good?

    Dakar, the crazy, dangerous endurance rally, is getting an official PS4 game later this year. The announcement trailer popped up on PlayStation's YouTube channel today, featuring a variety of vehicles and environments, and it certainly looks interesting. The game is being developed by Bigmoon Entertainment and will be...

  • News Sony Boss John Kodera's Twitter Account May Have Been Fake

    Update: Shuhei Yoshida confirms

    A new Twitter account for incoming PlayStation president John Kodera appeared this week, retweeting corporate intel like PlayStation 4 sales figures and such. It was promptly followed by various Sony employees, lending legitimacy to the handle. However, as of this morning it’s been suspended, suggesting it may have...

  • News Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Open Beta Is Out Now on PS4

    Don't diss it

    If the Dragon Ball FighterZ beta isn't enough to keep you occupied this weekend, then you may want to check out the other test run that's happening. Also available to download now from the PlayStation Store, the Dissidia Final Fantasy NT open beta comes in at around a rather hefty 18GB, but the best part is that you don't have to...

  • News Fist of the North Star Looks Pretty Bloody Good in 1 Hour of New PS4 Gameplay


    Fist of the North Star, from the team behind the Yakuza series, is launching later this year in Japan, and this latest gameplay video has us wishing for a Western release more than ever. Lasting over an hour, the demo shows a lot of different elements, from combat to cutscenes. The gameplay starts around the 21:30 mark, but if you want...

  • Feature Our Most Anticipated PS4 Games of 2018

    So many games

    Last year’s PS4 software lineup was incredibly strong, but looking to the year ahead, we still have plenty of great-looking games on the way. The variety on the horizon is insane; Japanese games are back, Sony’s first party studios are cooking with gas, and there are titles of all forms coming from developers big and small. With so...

  • Feature 4 Things We Want to See from PSVR in 2018

    Games! Non-Games! PSVR Aim Controller! More!

    PlayStation VR had a quietly successful 2017, evidenced by robust sales figures and an even stronger slate of software. In fact, given our concerns at the start of 2017, the past 12 months proved more positive for the peripheral than we could have possibly ever imagined – and on the evide

  • Poll Do You Play Many Betas on PS4?

    Test drive

    With this weekend playing host to not one, but two betas in the form of the Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT open beta, we thought that it's an appropriate time to ask: do you play many betas on PlayStation 4? It feels like betas have become more common as the system has aged, but are they always a good...

  • News Bungie Plans on Making a Lot of Changes to Destiny 2, Details it All in New Blog Post

    Destined for greatness?

    And here it is, the highly anticipated developer blog post from Bungie, supposedly detailing the future of Destiny 2. The shooter's been under a lot of fire over the last few months, and as you'd expect, the developer is quite keen to win back some good will. The question is: will this single post be enough to kickstart some...

  • News Gravity Rush 2's Servers to Remain Online for a Further Six Months


    When Sony announced its plan to shut down Gravity Rush 2's online services, fans weren't best pleased. In fact, they started the #DontForgetGravityRush campaign in protest. Fortunately, the publisher has pushed back the termination of the servers, giving players an extra six months to enjoy the game's social elements. The date has move

  • News Crash Bandicoot Outsells Destiny 2 at UK Retail in 2017


    A brand new set of figures concerning last year's sales of physical games in the UK has emerged, courtesy of In a comprehensive breakdown of the UK games market for 2017, it's revealed that physical sales were down by 0.4%, but revenue increased by 2.1% to £792m. Perhaps most interestingly, however, is the list of the top...

  • News Persona 3, Persona 5 Characters Get Some Crazy Makeovers in Dancing Moon and Star Night

    Dressed to impress

    Atlus has released a bunch of Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night screenshots, mostly showing off the crazy disco-infused outfits of the main characters in each game. As was the case with Persona 4: Dancing All Night, party members have been given new looks so that they stand out on the dance...

  • News Foul-Mouthed Platformer Rad Rodgers Heading to PS4


    THQ Nordic isn't done announcing new projects just yet. The latest game the publisher has revealed is a console release of Rad Rodgers, a Kickstarted platformer featuring the titular young boy and his cursing robot companion. The game launches on PS4 21st February. The game is a 2D platformer with shooter elements set in what appears to...

  • News PS4 Exclusive The Seven Deadly Sins Gets a New Gameplay Trailer

    Smashing down the house

    The Seven Deadly Sins is a fairly recent manga and anime property, and in case you didn't already know, its getting a video game adaptation next month. A brawler that jumps from group combat to one-on-one duels, The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia is smashing onto the PlayStation 4 exclusively from the 9th...

  • News Fe May Ship with Some Form of In-Game Purchases

    Update: Developer Zoink denies

    Update: Zoink says there are no in-game purchases in Fe: And breathe! Original Article: Goddammit! Remember in yesterday's article where we hoped and prayed that Fe, next month's EA Originals title, wouldn't ship with lootboxes or any type of microtransactions? Well, it appears that was all in vain. The...

  • News Street Fighter V's Sakura Will Be Free for a Week

    Try before you buy

    Street Fighter V will finally evolve into a finished product next week with the release of the anticipated Arcade Edition, and to celebrate the event Capcom’s making newcomer Sakura free for a few days. The Season 3 schoolgirl will be available for everyone to try starting 16th January through 23rd January; beyond that you’ll...

  • News Celeste Climbs to the Top of the PS4 on 25th January

    Ain't no mountain high enough

    Climbing mountains takes commitment and endurance, and with 700 levels it sounds like Celeste will demand similar dedication. The latest from acclaimed TowerFall developer Matt Makes Games, this hardcore platformer does away with the multiplayer focus of its predecessor, instead opting for a single player...

  • News Beerus Brings Destruction to Dragon Ball FighterZ in New Trailer

    Someone get him a snack

    Ah, the good old God of Destruction himself. Dragon Ball FighterZ has a new character trailer, and yep, it's that bloody Beerus. Utilising moves that help him control the stage and force his opponent to play by his rules, Beerus is looking like quite a technical addition to the roster. It's also worth mentioning that...

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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...

Saturday6th Jan 2018

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Thursday4th Jan 2018

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

Wednesday3rd Jan 2018

Tuesday2nd Jan 2018

  • Guide Upcoming PS4 Games in 2018

    The most anticipated PlayStation 4 games on the way

    What are the best upcoming PS4 games in 2018? There are a lot of them. Sony's console is now well and truly hitting its prime, so we're here to point you in the direction of the most promising games set to launch over the next 12 months. You might want to sit down -- this is a big list. Digimon...

  • News Destiny 2 Players Continue Large Scale Campaign Against Microtransactions

    Fighting the good fight

    It's been quite some time since Destiny 2 received much positive press. The game's been getting hammered by both the media and its community for weeks, if not months now, and it doesn't look like that's going to change anytime soon unless developer Bungie takes drastic action. Over the holidays, Destiny 2 players started a...

  • News The Last Guardian's Fumito Ueda Teases Next Title

    King Kong

    The Last Guardian director Fumito Ueda appears to have teased genDesign’s next title with a concept art released to coincide with the New Year. Those of you who’ve been around the clock a bit will recall a similar image being published long before The Last Guardian even leaked, showing Trico’s chains and a bundle of feathers. It’s...

  • News PUBG PS4 Planned as Bluehole Targets All Platforms

    But focus on Xbox One version first

    The will they, won’t they saga regarding a potential PlayStation 4 port of PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds trundles into the New Year, with Chang Han Kim (the CEO of Bluehole's newly established PUBG Corp division) teasing that the company’s “final goal would be to launch the title on every platform”...

  • News NA PlayStation Store Rolls Out Fourth Week of Holiday Sales

    In case you're not already broke

    How about another bumper North American PlayStation Store sale to settle your post-Christmas blues? There are some ridiculous prices on some low-key PlayStation 4 games this week, like PlayStation VR shooter Ace Banana which is now $1.99. Other highlights include Bound ($6.99), Fat Princess Adventures ($1.99), and...

  • Feature 10 Under-the-Radar PS4 Games to Look Out for in 2018

    The goose is loose

    2017 was a great year for indie games, with Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, What Remains of Edith Finch, and Night in the Woods making our Top 10 list, as well as many others gracing the personal picks of our writers. We’ve already taken a look at last year’s more

  • News January's PlayStation Plus Games are Available Now

    In Europe, at least

    If you received a fresh PlayStation Plus membership for Christmas, you're in luck -- the European Store has just updated, and this month's complimentary titles are ready for download. Expect the freebies to launch in North America later today. The main event this time is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, a decent cyberpunk sneak 'em up...

  • News Mutant Football League Earns a First Down on 19th January


    Infamous 90s NFL adaptation Mutant Football League will arrive at the line of scrimmage and attempt to rip through the RedZone on 19th January when its 2018 revival is scheduled to release on the PlayStation 4. For those of you who don’t know, the original MLF was based upon the Madden engine and launched on the SEGA Genesis in...

  • News Diablo III's Annual Darkening of Tristram Event Is Back

    Back to the beginning

    Diablo III's The Darkening of Tristram event is back for the second year running, and you can dive in right now on PlayStation 4. The event lasts until the 30th January, so you've got plenty of time to hoover up the exclusive loot that it offers. So, what actually is The Darkening of Tristram? Well, basically, it brings the...

  • Feature The 10 Best PlayStation Soundtracks of 2017

    Reelin’ in the year

    2017 was an absolute banner year for games: AAA games were firing on all cylinders, indies knocked it out of the park again and again, and there were more Game of the Year contenders than we care to count. Alongside many of these stellar games were absolutely phenomenal soundtracks, too. This year more than any other was the...

  • News Sony's Happy New Year Trailer Leans on PS4 Exclusives

    Spider-Man! God of War! Dreams!

    A slow news day calls for one thing and one thing only: an article about a 30 second video embedded in a Happy New Year tweet. Yeah, alright, we’re still waiting for the news cycle to properly kick in – but this clip is packed with 2018 exclusives that should leave your PlayStation 4’s disc slot licking its...

  • News Devil May Cry, Dragon's Dogma Director Is Teasing His Secret Project Again

    Devil's advocate

    Hideaki Itsuno, the director behind both the Devil May Cry series and Dragon's Dogma, is up to his old tricks again. The Japanese developer teased a secret project more than once last year, inevitably leading to speculation about Devil May Cry 5 and Dragon's Dogma 2. However, despite Itsuno's teasing, he nev

  • Game of the Year 2017 Jacob's Personal Picks

    Acceptable in the 80s

    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. Jacob was no bother at all...

  • Round Up Push Square's Favourite PS4 Games of 2017

    The pick of the bunch

    That’s it, then – almost two weeks of Christmas content done and dusted. As we settle back into a normal rhythm, we thought that it was worth recycling all of our work one last time with a Round Up of our full PlayStation 4 Game of the Year 2017 top ten.  Push Square's Favourite PS4 Games of 2017: Persona...

  • News N++ Receives 'Ultimate Edition' Update on PS4

    Plus sized model

    Metanet's super-stylish platformer, N++, received an update yesterday that flew a little under the radar. Effectively doubling the size of the game, the "Ultimate Edition" patch adds a whole bunch of brand new content to the already enormous title for no extra cost. Aside from squashing some bugs, the upgrade adds thousands of new...

  • UK Sales Charts Call of Duty Remains MVP for Final Week of 2017


    Perhaps unsurprisingly, Call of Duty: WWII has kept hold of its position atop the UK physical charts as 2017 drew to a close. It's been sitting pretty as number one for eight weeks running which, according to chart trackers GfK, hasn't happened since Zumba Fitness danced into our lives in 2011. The top five hasn't changed at all, actually, but...

  • News Online Free Roam Heading to Need for Speed Payback in 2018

    Happy New Goodyear

    Need for Speed Payback is to be updated with a whole new way to play, according to a tweet from yesterday afternoon. Online free roaming will be added to the game for free later this year. At this stage, there's really not much else to report. We imagine there will be more information as the release draws near, but we doubt...

Monday1st Jan 2018

  • 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...