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News: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Sails to Europe Next Summer

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Sails to Europe Next Summer

Yarrr

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 will embark on an aquatic adventure next summer, when the Omega Force developed sequel sails to European shores. The anticipated title was only announced in Japan last week, but Namco Bandai has already confirmed that the PlayStation 3 release will launch via the PlayStation Network overseas. Sadly, there was no...

News: Dark Souls 2 Will Be 'More Understandable' Than Its Predecessor

Dark Souls 2 Will Be 'More Understandable' Than Its Predecessor

Click to win

In a single interview, director Tomohiro Shibuya has managed to sour the initial excitement surrounding Dark Souls 2. Chatting with EDGE magazine, the newcomer – who’s taking the reins from previous director Hidetaka Miyazaki – revealed that he intends to make the sequel less obtuse. While that sounds like a good thing to us, Dark...

News: Dark Souls 2 Will Make Your Life a Misery All Over Again

Dark Souls 2 Will Make Your Life a Misery All Over Again

Praise the sun

Do you want the good news or the bad news? Alright, we’ll start with the good: Dark Souls 2 has been announced. And the bad: Dark Souls 2 has been announced. The sequel made a surprise appearance during the Spike VGAs, sending masochists all over the globe into an uncontrollable frenzy. We were too busy thinking about Jessica Alba...

News: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Punches PlayStation 3 and Vita

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Punches PlayStation 3 and Vita

Heavy hitters

A sequel to Namco Bandai and Tecmo Koei’s anime tie-in One Piece: Pirate Warriors is coming to both the PlayStation 3 and Vita. The sequel – unsurprisingly named One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 – was announced in the latest issue of Japanese magazine Shonen Jump. The sequel will be set within the so-called ‘New World’ story arc,...

News: Ni No Kuni Demo Travels to North American PSN This Week

Ni No Kuni Demo Travels to North American PSN This Week

Ocean drive

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will endeavour to warm your cockles this week, when a demo for the delightful PlayStation 3 exclusive boards the North American PlayStation Store. The gameplay teaser was confirmed as part of a PlayStation Blog post, but there’s no word on whether the sampler will sail to European shores. We’ve...

News: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Enters the Digital Arena This Month

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Enters the Digital Arena This Month

Ready to rumble

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is already available from the North American PlayStation Store, but that doesn’t mean that the digital release is not heading overseas. Namco Bandai has just sent us word that the tag-team fighter will flock to the European PlayStation Store on 21st November, giving you the opportunity to conquer the world...

News: Katamari Damacy Is Rolling onto the Japanese PSN Soon

Katamari Damacy Is Rolling onto the Japanese PSN Soon

The King of All Cosmos

Namco Bandai’s oddball PlayStation 2 title Katamari Damacy is rolling onto the Japanese PlayStation Network next week, the publisher has announced. The game – which sees you collecting objects by piloting an ever-expanding ball across a slew of different environments – will be available from 21st November in the land of...

News: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Tops 840,000 Sales

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Tops 840,000 Sales

Juggle master

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has sold over 840,000 units, publisher Namco Bandai has announced. The data tracks the period between the fighter’s 11th September launch and the conclusion of the company’s second fiscal quarter on 30th September. There’s a good chance that the title will have surpassed one million units by now...

News: Plunder One Piece: Pirate Warriors at 40% Off This Week

Plunder One Piece: Pirate Warriors at 40% Off This Week

Plus more

With the end of October in sight, this week’s North American PlayStation Plus update is understandably lacking in heavy hitters – but there’s still an offer or four to keep subscribers smiling. The service's latest set of savings include a 40 per cent discount on One Piece: Pirate Warriors, dropping the recently released PlayStation...

News: Tales of Hearts R Being Recited on PlayStation Vita

Tales of Hearts R Being Recited on PlayStation Vita

Once upon a time

Those of you that have been begging for more RPGs on the PlayStation Vita will be excited to learn that Namco Bandai has announced Tales of Hearts R for the handheld. The remake of the former Nintendo DS exclusive will include fresh story events, full voice acting, and a new character named Calcedony Arkham. It’ll also be...

News: Dark Souls DLC Terrorises PlayStation Network Next Month

Dark Souls DLC Terrorises PlayStation Network Next Month

Be afraid

Dark Souls’ sought after “Artorias of the Abyss” DLC pack is almost as difficult to pronounce as it inevitably will be to play. The content expansion – previously included with the PC Prepare to Die edition – will hit the PlayStation Network on 24th October in Europe. A retail re-release including the add-on will also storm store...

News: God Eater 2 Bursts onto PlayStation Vita Next Year

God Eater 2 Bursts onto PlayStation Vita Next Year

Hearty appetite

The Tokyo Game Show has already got off to stellar start for Sony – and, perhaps most importantly, the PlayStation Vita. Publisher Namco Bandai has announced that it will be bringing the Monster Hunter-esque God Eater 2 to the platform holder's new handheld next year. Players will be able to choose between the PSP or Vita versions,...

News: DLC Characters Discovered on Tekken Tag Tournament 2's Disc

DLC Characters Discovered on Tekken Tag Tournament 2's Disc

No Gon, sorry

A group of hackers with plenty of time on their hands have discovered a slew of unannounced Tekken Tag Tournament 2 characters hidden on the fighter’s disc. Newcomers include Dr. Bosconovitch, former boss Unknown, a skinny version of Bob, the inappropriately dressed Miharu, Lilli’s butler Sebastian, and the stylish Violet. While...

News: World Tekken Federation Access Bundled with Latest Game

World Tekken Federation Access Bundled with Latest Game

What the...?

Tekken Tag Tournament 2’s elaborately named social network tie-in, World Tekken Federation, won’t cost you a penny to access – assuming you purchase a copy of the upcoming game. The online destination will allow you to link up your PlayStation Network account and peruse gameplay statistics in real-time. It’ll launch alongside...

News: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Trailer Details Pre-Order Bonuses

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Trailer Details Pre-Order Bonuses

All laid out

Namco Bandai has released a brand new Tekken Tag Tournament 2 trailer outlining the fighter’s various pre-order bonuses. If you’d rather not get distracted by the presenter’s sultry pout, the offers include two new characters, a Snoop Dogg stage, four exclusive music tracks, and a set of revealing costumes. The bonuses vary...