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Out This Week: Galak-Z, Submerged, AeternoBlade

Galak-Z, Submerged, AeternoBlade

Out of this world

It's hardly a vintage week for new releases in the PlayStation Nation, with all eyes pointed purposefully at Gamescom 2015 rather than Sony's storefront. Still, there are a handful of smaller digital downloads vying for your attention in the guise of Galak-Z and Submerged. The question is: what are you buyin'? Pick of the Week:...

News: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Delays Its Ninja War Into 2016

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Delays Its Ninja War Into 2016

Here's a cool trailer, though

The writing was on the wall but we didn't want to believe. Last week, it was confirmed that Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 was to be delayed into 2016 in Japan, and as expected, the delay has hit us here in the West, too. Originally scheduled to launch at some point in the autumn, Bandai Namco has revealed...

News: It's the End of the World in Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Launch Trailer

It's the End of the World in Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Launch Trailer

PS4 exclusive ushers the apocalypse

It's the end of the world in PlayStation 4 exclusive Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, and you're free to explore what remains of a deserted Shropshire village. This vision of the apocalypse may lack fire and brimstone, but the launch trailer embedded below depicts just how harrowing things can be when a settlement...

Gamescom 2015: Mad Max Gets Philosophical in Fresh PS4 Trailer

Mad Max Gets Philosophical in Fresh PS4 Trailer

Wasteland wanderer

Mad Max is about more than flying fists and exploding vehicles – who knew? To be fair, while this trailer does attempt to add a bit of fictional interest to proceedings, it's the punch-ups and colliding cars that will keep you watching. The clip's supposed to offer a brief glimpse at the various outposts that the protagonist...

News: Europe, Download Your PlayStation Plus Freebies Now

Europe, Download Your PlayStation Plus Freebies Now

Get 'em while they're hot

Today may mark the onset of Gamescom 2015 insanity, but it's also the beginning of a new month for PlayStation Plus members. Sony's updated the Instant Game Collection in Europe today, and you can download all of the latest goodies direct from the PlayStation Store's browser-based client. Things aren't quite up-to-date on...

Gamescom 2015: Star Wars: Battlefront Fighter Squadron Footage Flies In

Star Wars: Battlefront Fighter Squadron Footage Flies In

TIE die

How can you tell that there's a major video games convention right around the corner? Because publishers are putting out agonisingly short teaser trailers for all of their upcoming wares, of course. We already knew that a new mode would be revealed for Star Wars: Battlefront this week, but now we have a name: Fighter Squadron. As expected,...

News: Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Patch 1.05 Adds Photo Mode

Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Patch 1.05 Adds Photo Mode

Superhero selfies

Bruce Wayne's no Peter Parker, but Batman: Arkham Knight's rain-slicked interpretation of Gotham City is just too darn pretty to ignore. As such, the latest PlayStation 4 patch for Rocksteady Studios' miserable superhero sequel will add an ever-popular Photo Mode to the mix, allowing you to commit the title's bleak urban streets to...

News: Here's Everything You Need to Know About No Man's Sky Barring a Release Date

Here's Everything You Need to Know About No Man's Sky Barring a Release Date

Killing time

It's almost time to pack up our things and leave the Push Square office for the day, so of course the PlayStation Blog has posted 41 facts about No Man's Sky. Fortunately, we like to think that we're professionals, so we'll take the time to detail some of the more important points that you may not know about in this very article...

Gamescom 2015: Vamos! Vega Flamenco Dances to Street Fighter V

Vamos! Vega Flamenco Dances to Street Fighter V

Viva las Vega

Spanish ninja Vega will be joining the roster of PlayStation 4 console exclusive Street Fighter V at launch, Capcom has announced. The masked matador – who's been a series mainstay since his debut in Street Fighter II – will come with his illustrious locks and distinctive claws, though he'll also be packing plenty of new tricks...

News: Sony's Got Some Good Stuff Lined Up for Gamescom 2015

Sony's Got Some Good Stuff Lined Up for Gamescom 2015

Third-party partners picking up the slack

It's a bit of a weird week here at Push Square Towers to be honest. We're on red alert ahead of Gamescom 2015, but with the curtain literally just closing on E3 2015, we're not quite sure how busy we're going to be. Furthering our uncertainty is the fact that Sony's delayed its annual European press...

Push Rewind: PlayStation Plus Freebies, PS4 Vote to Play, and Dragon Quest XI

PlayStation Plus Freebies, PS4 Vote to Play, and Dragon Quest XI

Take your pick

Sorry for the tardiness with Push Rewind this week, readers – your humble host started Life Is Strange: Episode 4 on Sunday evening, and it was longer than expected. Holy crap, right? Anyway, we know that you demand your regularly scheduled recap, so here it is a few hours late. To be honest, it was a bit of a quiet one again –...

News: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection's Nabbing a Special Edition on PS4

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection's Nabbing a Special Edition on PS4

Should have come with a fake moustache

Yes, you read that right - it's time for remastered titles to get their very own collector's editions. Due to release on the 9th October in the UK and on the 7th October in Europe, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection's special edition makes for a neat little package. Consisting of a steel case, some...

News: A New Dynasty Warriors Game Is in Production as Series Celebrates 15 Years on the Market

A New Dynasty Warriors Game Is in Production as Series Celebrates 15 Years on the Market

That's a lot of square pushing

Love it or hate it, Dynasty Warriors is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Koei Tecmo's hack and slash franchise has always been a big hit in Japan, while also managing to gather a loyal audience here in the West. Today, the series celebrates its 15th year on the market, and the publisher's dished out a rather...

News: UK Sales Charts: PS4 Hardware Promotions Spur Software Sales

UK Sales Charts: PS4 Hardware Promotions Spur Software Sales

Like hot cakes

Sony's proving a particularly fierce competitor in the UK, as it refuses to let Microsoft get a foothold. You may have seen our story last week on the PlayStation 4's success in Britain, but the Japanese giant's not resting on its laurels. It launched a series of new bundles over the weekend, which spurred PlayStation software up the...

Review: The Fall (PS4)

The Fall (PS4)

iRobot

The Fall explores AI in an interesting and seldom seen way, and it's so superbly written and voiced that this tale can fully immerse you in its drama and peril. However, a stiff challenge with the combat and puzzles frequently threatens to put you off. You are an AI construct called ARID housed within a suit designed to aid an injured human...

News: Star Wars: Battlefront Prepping New Mode for Take Off

Star Wars: Battlefront Prepping New Mode for Take Off

High flyer

The last time that EA attempted to hype up a Star Wars: Battlefront announcement, it turned out to be Team Deathmatch, so we're not getting our hopes up for this new reveal just yet. However, an image on the franchise's official Facebook page showing an X-Wing does hold a little more promise we suppose. It's accompanied by the words:

News: Fallout 4 Will Take You Over 400 Hours to Fully Finish

Fallout 4 Will Take You Over 400 Hours to Fully Finish

Time's up

Fallout 4 looks set to drop a nuclear bomb on your social life, as Bethesda's lead producer Jeff Gardiner has hinted that the long awaited sequel will take you months to complete. Speaking with Official Xbox Magazine , the high-level employee stressed: "I've played the game for probably 400 hours, and I'm still finding stuff that I...

Rumour: Is Final Fantasy XII Coming to the PS4 Next?

Is Final Fantasy XII Coming to the PS4 Next?

Distant Worlds composer seems to think so

Social media erupted last night during a Distant Worlds concert featuring Final Fantasy XII composer Hitoshi Sakimoto. Speaking during the event introductions, conductor Arnie Roth said that a "remake" of the aforementioned PlayStation 2 favourite is on the way – although it's likely that he meant to say...

News: Gravity Rush Testers Requested on Reddit

Gravity Rush Testers Requested on Reddit

Kat's got the cream

Could there be Gravity Rush news around the corner? Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida hinted at E3 that he had played the latest entry in Keiichiro Toyama's topsy-turvy series, and now a mysterious Reddit post has appeared requesting beta testers in California. While the post seems suspect, a legit company named

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 78

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 78

Bring on the Bratwurst

It's the calm before the storm otherwise known as Gamescom 2015, although Sony's press conference absence has left us pondering just how busy we're going to be over the coming days. With the likes of Mafia III and Horizon: Zero Dawn all lined up, though, we're sure that it's going to be a good one – even if it does feel like...