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E3 2014: Our JRPG Heroes Duke it Out Once Again in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax's Newest Trailer

Our JRPG Heroes Duke it Out Once Again in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax's Newest Trailer

Round 2

Arguably one of the weirdest genre collisions of recent times returns with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. This free-for-all brawler created by Arc System Works of BlazBlue fame features its own unique storyline which ties into the Persona series. Featuring characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4, you can re-imagine battles that you could...

Review: Daylight (PlayStation 4)

Daylight (PlayStation 4)

Low battery life

Daylight is the procedurally generated horror game from Zombie Studios, the indie outfit best known for free-to-play first-person shooter Blacklight Retribution. It has the distinction of being the first game released using the new – and largely impressive – Unreal Engine 4, making this an attractive proposition for visual...

News: Rise Kujikawa Struts Off the Stage and into the Ring in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Rise Kujikawa Struts Off the Stage and into the Ring in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Please notice me senpai

Clearly not content with her life as a teen idol, Persona 4's dungeon navigator Rise Kujikawa will be taking her act away from the stage in the upcoming brawler, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. Fans of the all singing all dancing love interest should be trembling at the mere thought of beating the snot out of Teddie with their...

Review: Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (PlayStation Vita)

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (PlayStation Vita)

Born to try

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is one of the strangest games that you’ll ever play. Its premise – which, in essence, revolves around mating – provides an odd starting point, but get past this and you’ll find a surprisingly enjoyable excursion that’s only really let down by repetition and some unnecessarily sexual...

News: Failed Kickstarter Citizens of Earth Is Destined to Save the World After All

Failed Kickstarter Citizens of Earth Is Destined to Save the World After All

We need you

Have you ever backed a Kickstarter only to have it fall short of its target goal, never to see the light of day? This was the fate that befell Citizens of Earth, an Earthbound-inspired RPG in which the vice president of the world must save the planet from destruction with the help of ordinary citizens. It seems that this game was...

News: PS4 Survival Horror Daylight Spares You of Scares Until End of April

PS4 Survival Horror Daylight Spares You of Scares Until End of April

Title's still coming for you

Those of you with weak knees will have no need to shake, rattle, and roll until the end of April, as Blacklight: Retribution developer Zombie Studios has delayed its procedurally generated PlayStation 4 survival horror Daylight until the end of April. In a decidedly unspooky message, a company representative pointed out...

News: Atlus Dismantles Hopes of Demon's Souls 2 on PS4

Atlus Dismantles Hopes of Demon's Souls 2 on PS4

Don't rule it out just yet, though

From Software’s cult action role-playing game Demon’s Souls followed a more arduous path onto the PlayStation 3 than the characters depicted in its maddeningly masochistic campaign. Published by Sony in Japan, the platform holder actually passed on a Western release – a mistake which Worldwide Studios...

News: Persona 5 Brings Style to Western PS3s in 2015

Persona 5 Brings Style to Western PS3s in 2015

Personify

Just as the relatively haunting and mysterious image of those empty chairs against that blood red background was starting to slip from memory, Atlus has unveiled Persona 5's official English website. Much like its Japanese counterpart, it states a clear and simple message: the game will be coming to Western PlayStation 3s in 2015. It...

News: Persona 4 Arena Sequel Delivers a Suplex to Importers

Persona 4 Arena Sequel Delivers a Suplex to Importers

And it hurts

The Japanese language barrier can get in the way of a lengthy JRPG, but it's less problematic if you merely want to smash someone's head in. However, it seems that importers will have to wait a little longer for the uniquely named Persona 4 The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold, as fans eagerly awaiting the sequel to Arc System Works' fighting...

News: Chlotz Is Your New Best Friend in Vita Title Conception II

Chlotz Is Your New Best Friend in Vita Title Conception II

Saving the world got a whole lot easier

A new challenger appears, donning some bright red hair. Atlus has introduced Chlotz, your newest companion in PlayStation Vita title Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars. He may seem like a goofy kid that is outmatched all the time, but he makes up for it by having a big heart. It also helps that he is...

News: You're Free to Try and Decipher This Conception II Trailer

You're Free to Try and Decipher This Conception II Trailer

Shooting stars

There are two types of trailer: the teaser that tells you next to nothing about the product that it’s promoting, and the epic that uncovers everything that you could ever want to know. This lengthy footage for upcoming PlayStation Vita role-playing game Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars falls into the latter category,...

News: Dragon's Crown's Firey Fifth Patch Breaks Level Cap and Generates Random Dungeons

Dragon's Crown's Firey Fifth Patch Breaks Level Cap and Generates Random Dungeons

Flaming heck

Fans of Vanillaware's chaotic action RPG Dragon's Crown will be ecstatic to learn of the game's fifth and final update, which seems to have been designed with the most hardcore of players in mind. Aside from the typical "gameplay stability" fix, the patch attempts to lengthen the beautiful brawler's already beefy playtime. It all...

News: Persona 5 Aims to Break the Shackles of Life on PS3

Persona 5 Aims to Break the Shackles of Life on PS3

Damn your love, damn your lies

Atlus’ recently announced Persona 5 will be filled with a hearty helping of high school angst if a recent Dengeki PlayStation report is representative of the upcoming PlayStation 3 release. The Japanese magazine claims that the hotly anticipated sequel will once again take place in a classroom, but will find its...