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News: Superbeat Xonic's Special Edition Oozes Awesome

Superbeat Xonic's Special Edition Oozes Awesome

Head candy

If you haven't been playing Superbeat Xonic on the train with a pair of those obnoxious overhead cans, then what the hell have you been doing during your commute? The excellent PlayStation Vita release – which has been published by Rising Star Games in Europe – is so good that it won the Silver Trophy in our November Game of 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: Superbeat: Xonic (PS Vita)

Superbeat: Xonic (PS Vita)

Gotta go fast

Those familiar with the DJ Max series back in the PlayStation Portable era will immediately recognise this rhythm game. Superbeat: Xonic is the newest addition to the rhythm game genre by developer Nurijoy. Rhythm games are no stranger to the PlayStation Vita, so how does this one fare? As with most music games, buttons get mapped to...

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,...

News: It's Rising Star Games' 10th Birthday, Which Means Massive Discounts in Europe

It's Rising Star Games' 10th Birthday, Which Means Massive Discounts in Europe

Deadly Premonition, King of Fighters, and loads of RPGs

Rising Star Games may not be the biggest and most well known studio outside of its loyal fanbase, but it may well be worth checking out its catalogue of PlayStation 3 and Vita games on the European PlayStation Store starting today. The company's sharing the joy of its 10th birthday with a...

News: Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut Divides UK Retail on 26th April

Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut Divides UK Retail on 26th April

Greenvale beckons

Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut, the PS3 port of the most critically polarising survival horror title ever released, will haunt UK store shelves on 26th April, publisher Rising Star Games has announced. The re-release – which is also due out on 30th April in North America – promises new content, upgraded graphics, and...

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...

News: PS Move Support Confirmed for Deadly Premonition

PS Move Support Confirmed for Deadly Premonition

Wand waver

Back when Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut was very first revealed, director Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro promised that the PlayStation 3 re-release would feature full PlayStation Move support. However, today’s official announcement failed to mention the motion peripheral, leading us to suspect that the feature had been...

News: Sail Away with Rune Factory Oceans on 25th May

Sail Away with Rune Factory Oceans on 25th May

Hit the waves

Rising Star Games has attached a 25th May European release date to its upcoming PS3 exclusive farming simulator, Rune Factory Oceans (also known as Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny). The agricultural RPG – which launched in North America and Japan last year – challenges you to run a farm, while also adventuring the high seas in...

News: Rising Star Games Brings Rune Factory: Oceans to Europe

Rising Star Games Brings Rune Factory: Oceans to Europe

Hoe down

Rune Factory: Oceans — known as Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny in North America — is coming to Europe in 2012 courtesy of Rising Star Games. The Move-enabled farming title is down for a Q2 release in the publisher's latest schedule. Interestingly RSG isn't bringing over the Wii version, which is all-but identical. You can read our Rune...

News: King Of Fighters XIII DLC Delayed On PS3, Netcode Patch Incoming

King Of Fighters XIII DLC Delayed On PS3, Netcode Patch Incoming

Atlus has announced that it has delayed the King Of Fighters XIII's upcoming "NESTS Kyo" character DLC pack, citing a remarkably vague "technical error" as the reason for the delay

The downloadable extension was originally intended for a December 20th release, but will now drop on January 10th. In order to make up for the delay, the DLC's price will be cut to $2.99 for a limited period upon launch..