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Review: Earth's Dawn (PS4)

Earth's Dawn (PS4)

Tunnel vision

Earth's Dawn is a 2D, loot-heavy brawler with a post-apocalyptic theme. It's got a lot in common with Vanillaware titles such as Dragon's Crown and Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, except it's keen to ditch pretty fantasy settings and settle for a ruined grey world complete with a gigantic underground tunnel system that's teeming with...

Review: Assault Suit Leynos (PS4)

Assault Suit Leynos (PS4)

Heavy metal

Originally released all the way back in 1990 on the SEGA Genesis, Assault Suit Leynos – or Target Earth as it was known in North America – is a 2D side-scrolling mecha shoot-'em-up that still holds up well today. Remade for the PlayStation 4, this new version comes with high definition visuals, a remixed soundtrack, and some slight...

News: Old School Mech Shooter Assault Suit Leynos Explodes onto PS4 in July

Old School Mech Shooter Assault Suit Leynos Explodes onto PS4 in July

Mech it happen

If you're up for some old school shooting action, then you'll definitely want to keep an eye on Assault Suit Leynos - a high-definition remake of a Japanese mech classic. Earlier this year, it was pegged for a summer release on PlayStation 4, and now we've got a confirmed launch date. Fortunately, all you mech heads don't have long...

Review: LUMO (PS4)

LUMO (PS4)

Old school of magic

One thing that's evident from the outset of Gareth Noyce's isometric puzzler is the focus on nostalgia. Noyce is somewhat of an industry veteran working for a number of studios over the past 15 years, including the recently closed Lionhead, Geometry Wars creators Bizarre, and Realtime Worlds. Ostensibly an homage to isometric...

News: Mech Shooter Assault Suit Leynos Unleashes Bullet Hell on PS4 This Summer

Mech Shooter Assault Suit Leynos Unleashes Bullet Hell on PS4 This Summer

Ready for launch

Sometimes you just get the urge to turn giant bipedal mech suits into scrap metal, so it's nice to hear that the hectic Assault Suit Leynos is boosting onto PlayStation 4. Rising Star Games is bringing the 16-bit shooter to Sony's home console this summer, although no specific date has been issued just yet. Originally released on...

Competition: Win Superbeat: Xonic Limited Edition for PS Vita and Much More

Win Superbeat: Xonic Limited Edition for PS Vita and Much More

Official headphones, vinyl, and more

We're pumping up the volume with a Superbeat Xonic competition this week that's sure to have you strutting your stuff – but can-can you win the lot? The top prize here will see you secure a Limited Edition copy of the resplendent rhythm release, which ships in a numbered presentation box and includes the...

Review: Kromaia Ω (PS4)

Kromaia Ω (PS4)

Chromatic chaos

Kromaia Ω is a chaotic, fast-paced, no-nonsense arcade shoot-'em-up that simply gives you a spacecraft, a playground full of things to make dead, and sets you on your way. There is a story behind all the action, but it's unobtrusive and doesn't appear to add much to the game - you can quite happily ignore it and continue shooting...

Review: Poncho (PS4)

Poncho (PS4)

Robots in demise

It's the end of the world again, everyone – and no, we're not talking about a radioactive American wasteland. Poncho takes place in a world where the humans have been eliminated, leaving their now purposeless robot companions to fend for themselves. Enter the titular Poncho, presumably named after his fashion sense, to save the...

Review: La-Mulana EX (PlayStation Vita)

La-Mulana EX (PlayStation Vita)

Temple of Doom

Back in the good old days, a game wasn't even considered playable unless it was so hard that you could never actually see beyond the first few levels – that was just how we got our value for money. The late 1980s were a time when men were men – even when they were pre-pubescent or, God forbid, female – and chest hair, flat caps,...

Interview: SWERY Discusses the Success of Deadly Premonition, Sequels, and Strange Snacks

SWERY Discusses the Success of Deadly Premonition, Sequels, and Strange Snacks

Going back to Greenvale

This year PlayStation 3 owners will finally be able to journey to the mysterious town of Greenvale, where purple fog pollutes the air, axe-murderers grace the streets, and the rain never seems to stop falling. We recently caught up with Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut honcho Hidetaka 'SWERY' Suehiro, producer Tomio...