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News: Tales of Xillia Sets a Date with the West, Collector's Edition Announced

Tales of Xillia Sets a Date with the West, Collector's Edition Announced

Bearing gifts

Better start saving up that gald, because Tales of Xillia has two solid western release dates and a limited collector's edition up for pre-order. And if that wasn't enough, Namco Bandai has granted us a look at a new trailer that shows off footage that takes place outside of battles for a change. Fans will be delighted to know that...

News: Ridge Racer: Driftopia Goes Free-to-Play on PlayStation 3

Ridge Racer: Driftopia Goes Free-to-Play on PlayStation 3

Someone alert Kaz Hirai

Soon you won’t need to spend a penny to put your high-performance sports car into a right-angle drift, as Namco Bandai’s legendary Ridge Racer franchise is going free-to-play on the PlayStation 3. The just-announced Ridge Racer: Driftopia is due out later this year, and promises a classic arcade experience without any...

News: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Plunders a Luffy Statue in Europe

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Plunders a Luffy Statue in Europe

One piece to rule them all

Good news for all of you European One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 fanatics out there: Namco Bandai has announced that the collector’s edition of the upcoming brawler sequel will come with a cheery-looking Luffy figurine. Just look at that aggressive grin – how could you say no? Unfortunately, North American fans will...

Guide: How to Beat Royal Jelly, Porco Grosso, and Cerboreas in Ni No Kuni

How to Beat Royal Jelly, Porco Grosso, and Cerboreas in Ni No Kuni

On with it Ollie-boy

Welcome back to our guide to defeating those pesky baddies in Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. This guide will take us from that "rotter of a squid" Royal Jelly right through to the vilest of all anatomical parts, Vileheart. The majority of these boss battles can be challenged consecutively without the need for a great...

News: Tales of Xillia Trailer Shows Off Lairy Teens in English

Tales of Xillia Trailer Shows Off Lairy Teens in English

Demon Fang

Some new English-dubbed gameplay of the eagerly awaited Tales of Xillia has travelled online, presumably prompting debates about whether or not a dub is needed at all. Fans of the series will already know that a lot of the previous English voice work could have been better, and admittedly we don’t get much to judge here. Nevertheless,...

Game of the Month: February 2013 - Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

February 2013 - Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Taste the rainbow

Justin Timberlake may have made his name by bringing sexy back, but his sassy reappearance can't hold a candle to the return of Push Square’s coveted Game of the Month award. Alright, so it may have been seven months since we last named a winner, but we’d appreciate it if you just pretended that we’d been announcing these...

News: Namco Summons Strategy Guides for Cancelled Ni No Kuni Orders

Namco Summons Strategy Guides for Cancelled Ni No Kuni Orders

Consolation prize

The past few days have proved a distinctly unmagical time for many of those that ordered Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch’s gorgeous Wizard’s Edition. Due to an administration error, the premium bundle was oversold, forcing a number of orders to be cancelled earlier in the week. Namco Bandai has since responded to the...

News: You'll Be Able to Purchase Ni No Kuni from the PlayStation Store

You'll Be Able to Purchase Ni No Kuni from the PlayStation Store

Digital adventure

You won’t even need to venture outside to snap up the gorgeous Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch next week, as publisher Namco Bandai has confirmed that the lovely Level-5 developed RPG will also be available as a digital download from the North American PlayStation Store. There’s no word on a price for the online version,...

News: Ni No Kuni Delayed Until 1st February in Europe

Ni No Kuni Delayed Until 1st February in Europe

Wrath of the white witch

Our very own Katy Ellis is crying into her DualShock as we type. It turns out that publisher Namco Bandai has been forced to delay its upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White With until 1st February in Europe. The title had been expected on 25th January, but a logistical error has pushed it back a...

News: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Bursts PS3 in March

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Bursts PS3 in March

Prepare your hair gel

Proving that there’s still room for one more heavy-hitter in the crowded month of March, publisher Namco Bandai has announced that the wordy Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will pick a fight with the PlayStation 3 on 5th March in North America and 8th March in Europe. We’re not convinced that the CyberConnect 2...

News: Demon's Souls Spooking the European PSN on 23rd January

Demon's Souls Spooking the European PSN on 23rd January

Alone in the dark

European players eager for an excuse to return to the punishing realm of Boletaria will receive a good one on 23rd January, when Demon’s Souls brings its specific brand of challenge to the PlayStation Network. As previously reported, the title will arrive on the North American digital storefront next week. Local publisher Namco...

News: Star Trek Sets Phasers to Fun from 23rd April

Star Trek Sets Phasers to Fun from 23rd April

Spock long to wait

Namco Bandai will beam Digital Extreme’s co-operative Star Trek title onto store shelves from 23rd April in North America and 26th April in Europe. The game will be available both physically and from the PlayStation Store, with pre-orders opening at participating retailers from tomorrow. Those that register their interest in...

News: Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable Invades Europe Next Month

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable Invades Europe Next Month

All sorts of antics await

Forget about Mayan calendars and apocalyptic predictions – the insects are set to invade sooner than we expected. Namco Bandai has sent word that Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable – the PlayStation Vita port of Sandlot’s cult classic – will deploy in Europe on 16th January. Those of you lucky enough to live in North...

News: Dark Souls' Creator Is Working on a New Project

Dark Souls' Creator Is Working on a New Project

Not necessarily a new IP

Dark Souls creator and director Hidetaka Miyazaki has announced in an interview with EDGE magazine that he is currently working on a new project. As previously reported, Miyazaki has stepped away from Dark Souls 2 in order to focus his attention on the mysterious title. Despi

News: Dark Souls 2's Visuals Are Comparable to Watch Dogs

Dark Souls 2's Visuals Are Comparable to Watch Dogs

May skip 2013

Dark Souls 2 may have been announced as a PlayStation 3 title, but it sounds like the hotly anticipated sequel will arrive on next-generation consoles too. EDGE magazine – who were shown a ten-minute playthrough of the game – reports that the upcoming adventure will boast visuals that are on par with Ubisoft’s ambitious