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Review: Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (PS4)

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (PS4)

Don't worry, be happy

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness takes place in the same universe as the popular anime show, Psycho-Pass. Set in the year 2112, an always online system named Sybil is constantly monitoring the mental state of the entire population, and pointing out individuals who are psychologically likely to commit a crime in the future. As a...

Review: Grand Kingdom (PS4)

Grand Kingdom (PS4)

A heavenly kingdom?

Grand Kingdom is a good looking turn-based battle-'em-up that sees you getting to pick and command a group of mercenaries in order to fight for the future of the fantasy world of Resonail. Striving for power are several kingdoms augmented with not-at-all generic fantasy names: Landerth, Fiel, Valkyr, and Magion. Of course, only...

News: Start Building Your Mercenary Squad with This Grand Kingdom Class Trailer

Start Building Your Mercenary Squad with This Grand Kingdom Class Trailer

All together now

If you were lucky enough to nab a Grand Kingdom beta code earlier this month, then you'll know that Spike Chunsoft's role-playing release certainly has potential. As the commander of a roaming group of mercenaries, it's up to you to build a reliable squad of warriors, and the title's latest trailer does a good job of introducing a...

News: You Better Hope SEGA Publishes Persona 5 in Europe, 'Cause NIS America Won't Be

You Better Hope SEGA Publishes Persona 5 in Europe, 'Cause NIS America Won't Be

Uh oh

Persona 5 is probably getting a Japanese release date next month, but the painful wait for any kind of confirmation of a European launch looks set to continue. For years now, NIS America has been bringing Atlus' games to European shores, ensuring that the likes of Persona 4 Golden made it overseas. However, following SEGA's purchase of...

News: Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness Clamps Down on PS4, Vita This September

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness Clamps Down on PS4, Vita This September

Mandatory, repeat, mandatory

Announced for a Western release earlier in the year, Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness now has a confirmed launch date on PlayStation 4 and Vita. The visual novel title, which features player choice and multiple endings, takes place during the first season of the critically acclaimed anime, which first aired in Japan in...

Review: Stranger of Sword City (PS Vita)

Stranger of Sword City (PS Vita)

Outsider art

Stranger of Sword City does a great job of living up to its name. Trapped in a weird, rather haunting fantasy world, you're constantly made to feel like an outsider – someone that's stumbled into a series of events that they can't quite comprehend. This is a dungeon crawler with an atmospheric edge, and although it doesn't do a great...

Review: The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition (PS4)

The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition (PS4)

It's a remastered kind of magic

By the pricking of our thumbs, something remastered this way comes. Yes, Nippon Ichi Software – the developer of the superb turn-based strategy role-playing Disgaea franchise – has decided to polish up its real-time battler The Witch and the Hundred Knight, adding Revival Edition to its already lengthy name on the...

News: Take on a Contract with PS4, Vita RPG Grand Kingdom's New English Trailer

Take on a Contract with PS4, Vita RPG Grand Kingdom's New English Trailer

Romance of the four kingdoms

Sporting a pleasant art style and promising a lengthy story punctuated with engaging tactical battles, Grand Kingdom sounds like it could be a hit with role-playing game fans. The title's newest English trailer briefly goes over what you can expect from the release, so give it a watch if you're still unsure what it's...

News: Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness Will Monitor PS4, Vita in the West

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness Will Monitor PS4, Vita in the West

Keeping an eye on you

We hope that you're living out your life in accordance with the state, because dystopian visual novel Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is heading West later this year. The stylish title is based on the popular anime series, and features an original story that's set within the franchise's universe. Much like the rather...

News: PS4 and Vita RPG Grand Kingdom Captures Confirmed Western Release Dates

PS4 and Vita RPG Grand Kingdom Captures Confirmed Western Release Dates

A strategic summer

Grand Kingdom, a rather lovely looking role-playing title that features turn based battles, was confirmed for a Western release last month. The game puts you in the shoes of a group of mercenaries who take on contracts from warring nations, with your actions having a direct impact on your standing with each country. From what...

Review: Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (PS4)

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (PS4)

Revenge is a dish best served on the PS4

In a genre that prides itself on balanced gameplay and character building, you can always count on the Disgaea franchise to be the outlier in the strategy role-playing realm with its ability to not take itself too seriously. If you've played previous instalments, you'll know that a wacky cast and...

News: To No One's Surprise, Europe Has to Wait a Bit Longer for Persona 4 Dancing All Night

To No One's Surprise, Europe Has to Wait a Bit Longer for Persona 4 Dancing All Night

Thankfully it's still this year

And so Atlus continues its reign of brutal disappointment. Persona 4 Dancing All Night finally has a confirmed European release date, and it's no surprise that it's hitting these shores over a month after its North American launch. To be fair, though, we've seen far worse over the years, but it'll still be a bit of...

News: Vita Exclusive Persona 4 Dancing All Night Is Grooving to Europe this Winter

Vita Exclusive Persona 4 Dancing All Night Is Grooving to Europe this Winter

Things are heating up

Hurrah, the absolutely ridiculous Persona 4 Dancing All Night finally has a European release window set for this winter, and there's a crazy collector's edition up for grabs to boot. The Vita rhythm title throws the cast of Persona 4 into a new storyline that's all about busting moves, and as you'd expect from the franchise,...

News: Monokuma's Back for Blood in Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Later This Year

Monokuma's Back for Blood in Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Later This Year

EU and US release dates set

Hear that maniacal cackling off in the distance? That's probably Monokuma - the psychotic black and white antagonist bear from the delightfully daft Danganronpa games. And, as per usual, he's packing plenty of despair, as he marches back onto the PS Vita later this year. The comically named Danganronpa Another Episode:...