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September2017

August2017

  • News Sonic Forces Brings Back Classic SEGA Characters on 7th November

    NiGHTS to see you

    Sonic Forces will launch on 7th November in Europe and North America, and if you pre-order the retail release, you’ll snag some classic SEGA and Atlus customisable character items, allowing you to recreate the look of the likes of Beat from Jet Set Radio and AiAi from Super Monkey Ball. Here’s what associate editor Robert...

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    Review Yakuza: Kiwami

    Not so extreme

    Coming off the back of the fantastic Yakuza 0 – which launched earlier in the year – Yakuza: Kiwami feels too much like a quick and dirty story expansion. Being the massive Yakuza fanboys that we are, that realisation has a definite sting to it, but we find it a difficult observation to deny. Kiwami still offers up hours of good,...

  • News Yakuza Online Kickstarts Post-Kazuma Kiryu Storyline

    Starting over

    While we’ll need to wait for Yakuza 6: The Song of Life before we can officially deem Kazuma Kiryu’s story done and dusted, Japan already knows what becomes of the Dragon of Dojima. It brings an interesting challenge for Yakuza Studio, as the series is a consistent performer in Japan and is more popular than ever in the West, so it...

  • News Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Officially Announced with Rocking Cinematic Trailer

    Kamurocho calling

    The official announcement of Yakuza: Kiwami 2 comes as no surprise seeing as the game's existence was leaked yesterday, but at least now we've got a badass reveal trailer. The big story here is that the remake will use Yakuza 6's flashy new engine, which looks bloody lovely. If memory serves us correctly, the original Yakuza...

  • News Holy Cow, Yakuza Dev Is Making a Fist of the North Star Game

    ATATATATA

    Well we certainly didn't see this one coming. Announced during the developer's presentation earlier today, SEGA's Yakuza Studio is working on a Fist of the North Star game for PlayStation 4. At first glance it certainly seems like a good fit, given the team's penchant for burly men kicking the absolute snot out of each...

  • News Surprise! Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Is in the Works for PS4 Using Yakuza 6's Engine

    This dragon doesn't sleep

    Only a few days out from Yakuza: Kiwami's Western release, a leak has revealed that Yakuza: Kiwami 2 is in the works over at SEGA. As its name suggests, this is a full remake of Yakuza 2, which originally launched on the PlayStation 2 back in 2006. The remake will use the development team's new dragon engine -- that's...

  • Gamescom 2017 SEGA Tags in New Sonic Forces Gameplay

    Tag, you're it

    SEGA’s showcased the new Tag gameplay set to add a little variety to the upcoming Sonic Forces. Essentially, these stages pair your custom character with the Blue Blur, and see you combining the heros' attributes to both move at speed and employ Wispon abilities such as the grappling hook and – in this video – a freeze attack...

  • News Yakuza 6 Goes Next-Gen in 15 Mins of English PS4 Gameplay

    It's about time

    The Yakuza series has been in desperate need of a revamp for years. Anyone who reads this site on a regular basis will know that we're massive fans of SEGA's series, but let's face it: we've basically been playing the same game since Yakuza 3 launched on the PlayStation 3 back in 2010. Fortunately, the fantastic crime-drama...

  • News Sonic Forces Spin Dashes PS4 on 9th November in Japan

    Still no word on Europe or North America

    Sonic Mania may be the best rated outing from the Blue Blur in eons, but Sonic Forces will attempt to outpace it later this year. SEGA has slapped a 9th November release date on the Sonic Team developed adventure in Japan – though there’s still no word on a North American or European launch date at the...

  • News Yakuza 6 Grabs a Confirmed North America and Europe Release Date

    Awaken the dragon

    SEGA's slapped a date on Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and thrown out a cool new gameplay trailer that you can watch above. We've known for a while that the PlayStation 4 exclusive will launch in 2018, but now, just a couple of weeks before Yakuza: Kiwami hits the market, we have a confirmed date to look forward to. The final...

  • News Unsurprisingly, Sonic Mania Is the Highest Rated New Sonic Game of the Last 15 Years

    Shocking, we know

    "Sonic Mania is the highest-rated new Sonic game in 15 years. Thank you all so much for being part of this journey with us," reads a rather proud-sounding post penned by the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account. The recently released retro-styled platformer currently sits at a metascore of 86 over on Metacritic, but does all...

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    Review Sonic Mania

    To be this good takes AGES

    It still amazes us that SEGA would entrust its most famous creation to a group of fans. Should a team of enthusiasts really meddle with one of gaming’s greatest icons? It seems preposterous that anybody but the publisher itself should be allowed to develop the next Sonic the Hedgehog title. However, in this case, it...

  • News Sonic Mania Doesn't Have a Platinum Trophy for Some Reason

    Plenty of Chaos Emeralds, though

    No one’s going to skip the stellar-looking Sonic Mania over its weak roster of trinkets, but just a heads up: the game doesn’t have a Platinum Trophy. The inconsistency of Sony’s achievements system has reared its ugly mug again, with the full-length 16-bit throwback netting just 18 Trophies – and primarily...

  • News Here's Sonic Mania's Bad Ass Opening Animation

    SoGood.gif

    When this author was a nipper he used to regularly boot up Sonic CD (the European version!) in order to watch its ridiculous intro movie. If you try, you can do anythinnng! Anyway, as you’d expect, Sonic Mania has a similar animated intro movie, and after it leaked on the Internet overnight, SEGA decided to upload it in full...

  • News Sonic 2's Squashed Split-Screen Returns in Sonic Mania

    Nostalgia overload

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s loved but overlooked competitive multiplayer mode will return in Sonic Mania because, well, of course it bloody will. The split-screen feature appears to be remaining pretty faithful to its Mega Drive origins, as it squashes the screen in the ugliest manner imaginable. We’re particularly fond of the...

  • News Sonic Mania's Special Stages Know Their Audience Well

    Aw yeah, this is happenin'

    You can tell Sonic Mania’s been made by fans of the franchise, can’t you? The new Special Stages are like a nostalgia overload, as they fuse elements of every 16-bit era Sonic game into one. Essentially your objective here is a little like in Sonic CD: you need to catch the UFO. But eagle-eyed fans will notice the...

  • News Yakuza: Kiwami Mugs 4 Free DLC Packs After Launch

    Crime doesn't pay

    Much like Yakuza 0, which launched earlier this year, Yakuza: Kiwami will be getting a bunch of free downloadable content packs following its release on the 29th August. The four planned packs mostly consist of usable in-game items among other bits and pieces, but there are a few cool outfits included. A Majima costume for...

July2017

  • News Persona 5 Has Stolen the Hearts of Around 1.8 Million People

    SEGA provides sales update

    Persona 5 has shipped 1.8 million copies worldwide, according to publisher SEGA. Obviously shipped doesn't mean sold directly to consumers, but as we always say, retailers aren't really in the habit of buying stock that they won't be able to shift. It's also worth remembering that Persona 5 ran into a number of stock...

  • News The Future of the Yakuza Series will Probably Be Revealed Next Month

    Thug life

    Yakuza 6: The Song of Life supposedly ends the story of protagonist Kazuma Kiryu, and as such, many fans are wondering what could be next for the series. Chances are that we'll be finding out next month, as SEGA has announced that it'll be hosting a Yakuza Studio presentation on the 26th August. While there's been no official word on...

  • News What Even Is Sonic Forces At This Point?

    Meet new enemy Infinite

    What the heck is this? SEGA’s announced Sonic Forces’ latest villain Infinite with a bizarre trailer that starts out with edgy rap music and then turns into some kind of cheesy, sitcom-esque cut-scene. “WHOA! This guy is faster than Sonic!” Cringe. Infinite is one of several antagonists you’ll face in the...

  • News Kamurocho Is Calling in New Yakuza: Kiwami PS4 Gameplay Trailer

    Return ticket

    It feels like we only just completed Yakuza 0, but you know what? We can't wait to go back to Kamurocho next month. We were worried that having two Yakuza titles release in the same year would amount to overkill, but we've decided that we're more than ready to bust an extra thousand heads as Kazuma Kiryu. Yakuza: Kiwami, which is due...

  • News Sonic Mania Soundtrack Available for Pre-Order This Saturday

    Plus, hear a brand new track

    Remember a few weeks back when the vinyl soundtrack for Sonic Mania was announced? Well, the company producing said soundtrack, Data Discs, has updated the product listing on its site, providing a few more details as to how you can get your mitts on one. You'll be able to pre-order the album from Saturday, 22nd...

  • News Yakuza Kiwami's 'Majima Everywhere' System Sounds Completely Nuts

    The hunt is on

    "Mad Dog" Majima is back in Yakuza: Kiwami, although this time around he's not a playable character like he is in Yakuza 0. For those out of the loop, Kiwami is a remake of the first Yakuza title on PlayStation 2, so its story has already been told - barring one crazy Majima-related detail. The remake features a mental-sounding new...

  • News Sonic Forces Finds the Reason with Cheesy Theme Tune

    Fist bump

    It wouldn’t be a new Sonic game without a spot of c*ck rock, and SEGA’s turned to Doug Robb from Hoobastank to sing Sonic Forces’ theme tune. Well, he’s not a perfect person, after all. The song, irritatingly named ‘Fist Bump’, is pretty on-brand – but it’s no Crush 40, is it?

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    Review Valkyria Revolution

    Shite of the Valkyries

    Valkyria Revolution is a spin-off to Valkyria Chronicles that eschews much of what made that game popular and fails to improve upon it in any way. The tactical combat of Chronicles has been radically revamped into an action role-playing game to disastrous effect, the story is hampered by a catalogue of issues, and on a...

June2017

  • Round Up Valkyria Revolution Isn't the PS4 Chronicle This Series Deserves

    To be or not to be

    Valkyria Chronicles was one of the unspoken superstars in the PlayStation 3’s catalogue, but aside from a decent PlayStation 4 remaster, the series has taken some strange turns. First up, there was the PlayStation Portable sequels, which weren’t really what anyone wanted. And now enter Valkyria Revolution: a hack-and-slash...

  • News Anticipate New Yakuza Information in Two Months

    Gangster's paradise

    SEGA’s busy beavering away on a new Yakuza game, and we’ll get all of the details in about two months, according to series chief Toshihiro Nagoshi. That would peg the news at late August to early September, which is around about when Sony typically holds its pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference, so we suspect that’s where...

  • News Sonic Mania's Official Vinyl Will Have You Tapping Your Feet

    Sound

    SEGA’s teamed with Data Discs to bring the electropop beats of Sonic Mania to a record player near to you. The British-based company – already behind a slew of top-notch vinyl collections – has been charged with creating a package befitting of Tee Lopes’ brilliant beats. And looking at the mock up images, it has hit a home run...

  • News Sing the Song of Life with 15 Minutes of Yakuza 6

    Streets of rage

    What a time to be alive! If the excellent Yakuza 0 and upcoming Yakuza Kiwami weren’t already enough, SEGA is bringing Yakuza 6: The Song of Life to the PlayStation 4 next year. And via IGN, here’s our first look at the English language version of the game. It sure looks like Yakuza alright, but series veterans will notice a...

  • E3 2017 New Sonic Forces Trailer Introduces Old Foes

    The king of cubes

    Who’s the Blue Blur battling in the upcoming Sonic Forces? Is it Eggman? Maybe Metal Sonic? Could it even be that watery w*nker from Sonic Adventure? Nope, it looks like it’s all of 'em – and they're joined by Shadow the Hedgehog and a dude wielding cubes! Check it all out in the E3 2017 trailer above.

  • E3 2017 Kaz Is Looking Old and Out of Patience in New Yakuza 6 Trailer

    Old boy

    Age is just a number, and that's a motto Kazuma Kiryu seems to live by in Yakuza 6. The latest entry in the series, Kaz is getting on in years by the time that this new story unfolds. Haruka's in hospital, she's got a kid, and the Dragon of Dojima's out to find the father - it's a setup that we can't wait to watch unfurl. Give the game's E3...

  • E3 2017 New Yakuza Kiwami Trailer Reminds Us Kaz Is Coming Back to PS4 Very Soon

    These fists never rest

    You've already had one incredible Yakuza experience earlier in the year courtesy of Yakuza 0, but the Dragon of Dojima isn't ready to rest just yet. In just a couple of months, SEGA's series returns to PlayStation 4 with Yakuza Kiwami - a remake of the very first Yakuza game that originally launched back on the PlayStation 2...

  • News Chemical Plant Zone Finds a New Formula in Sonic Mania

    Pick your poison

    Another day, another Sonic Mania update. SEGA has confirmed that Chemical Plant Zone will be joining the roster of re-imagined stages in its upcoming retro-themed release. As with all of the other levels in the game, the environment looks familiar at first blush but is host to a variety of new mechanics, including bouncy jelly water...

May2017

  • News Sonic Mania Spin Dashes to PS4 on 15th August

    Hogwash

    The jury may still be out on Sonic Forces, but at least Sonic Mania is looking spot-on. The retro revival – which is set to rekindle the feel of Sonic games of yore – is finally scheduled to release on 15th August for $19.99, and it’s available to pre-order on the PlayStation 4 right now. “Re-live the Sonic of the past with an...

  • News Sonic's Pals Suck So SEGA Wants You to Make Your Own

    Sonic Forces to sport complete, er, character creator

    Sonic Forces will allow you to create your own custom member of the Blue Blur’s world-saving crew. Wait, what? Seriously, the third pillar of Sonic Team’s latest will allow you to fashion your own anthropomorphic hero to fight alongside Tails, Knuckles, et al. You’ll then take your avatar...

April2017

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    Review Puyo Puyo Tetris

    Top of the pops

    In a year that's continuously exceeded expectations, you weren't going to bet against Puyo Puyo Tetris being anything less than outstanding, were you? SEGA's gaudy puzzle-'em-up is a real joy, blending the breakneck brick building of Tetris with the more methodical splotch popping of the less-popular Puyo Puyo – sometimes on the...

  • News Everyone Is Talking About Alien Isolation 2

    And how it does or doesn't exist

    There's a column in Official PlayStation Magazine called Rumour Machine, and we always thought it was common knowledge that its contents were either completely fabricated or based upon Internet speculation. But in the latest issue it hinted that Creative Assembly is working on Alien Isolation 2, which resulted in a...

  • News Sonic Forces' Classic Gameplay Doesn't Exactly Inspire Confidence

    And the Sonic Cycle starts anew

    The problem with Sonic Mania looking and playing so good is that this Classic Sonic gameplay – one of the three gameplay pillars in the upcoming Sonic Forces – seems redundant in comparison. Not only does it look like a fan project built with Unity assets, but the physics appear to follow in the footsteps of the...

  • News A New Yakuza Game Is In Development, May Not Star Kazuma Kiryu

    Sleeping dragon

    The Yakuza series isn't one to take a break, and although protagonist Kazuma Kiryu's story comes to an end in Yakuza 6 - due out over here in 2018 - series general director Toshihiro Nagoshi has confirmed that another game is currently in the works. According to a translation of Nagoshi's comments by Gematsu, the eccentric developer...

  • News Yakuza Kiwami Goes Back to the Beginning on 29th August

    Pre-order for a steelbook case

    We're all massive Yakuza fanboys here at Push Square Towers, and we're not ashamed to admit it. The good news is that, with the release of Yakuza 0, there are now a lot more followers of Kazuma Kiryu and crew than there used to be, which means you may be excited to learn that Yakuza Kiwami is launching on 29th August...

March2017

  • News Valkyria Revolution Deploys from 27th June on PS4, Vita

    A new chronicle

    It may not be the console sequel to Valkyria Chronicles that many asked for, but action role-playing game Valkyria Revolution will arrive on Western shores on 27th June in North America and 30th June in Europe. The game will be available both physically and digitally on the PlayStation 4, while you'll be able to purchase a digital...

  • News Sonic Forces to Span Three Types of Gameplay

    Modern, Classic, and...?

    Sonic Forces was formally announced this week after being teased late last year. The title – which is coming to the PlayStation 4 this holiday care of Sonic Team's new Hedgehog 2 engine – will span three different types of gameplay: Modern Sonic, Classic Sonic, and one as of yet to be revealed. Any guesses what that...

  • News Sonic Mania Says Goodbye Spring, Hello Summer

    Bad Eggman

    The Year of Dreams™ has taken a temporary blow, as Sonic Mania has been pushed out of its Spring release window and into the Summer instead. It's only a matter of months, of course – and should result in an overall better product. The delay was confirmed at SXSW earlier today, where SEGA also showed off the first footage of Flying...

  • News Sonic Forces Is Looking Kinda Rad in First Footage

    Full-blown Sonic set to release 2017 on PS4

    Sonic Forces! That's the name of the game previously referred to as Project Sonic 2017 which was announced during that sh*tshow of a livestream last year. And the first gameplay footage shown at SXSW earlier this evening is looking… Pretty rad. It's a speedy, set-piece laden sequence – but the visuals...

  • News Fuuuuu! Flying Battery Zone's Music Makes Its Comeback in Sonic Mania

    \m/

    It's up there with the best music in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, so we're super excited to see Flying Battery Zone make its grand comeback with some remixed audio in Sonic Mania. Just listen to this masterpiece? Choon! Bwoydem light up the room!

February2017

  • Rumour Shenmue HD Will Search for Sailors This Year

    The day the snow turned to rain

    A remastered version of Shenmue and its sequel will apparently release this year, according to a "trusted" Atlus source who spoke to Rice Digital. The two games will apparently deploy as a single package rather than separately, and are being prepared ahead of the release of Shenmue III, which is currently slated for...

  • News Sonic 2017 and Sonic Mania Details Are Speeding Your Way Soon

    Rolling around

    Sonic the Hedgehog's picking up the pace this year, with SEGA supposedly bringing two titles to the PlayStation 4. The project known as 'Sonic 2017' has been kept under wraps since it was originally announced last year, while Sonic Mania, based on what we've seen so far, is looking like the return to form that the blue blur has been...

  • News Now's Your Chance to Catch Up on All the Yakuza Games

    Feeling Japanese

    At long last, the Yakuza series has stepped out of its underground mire and into the mainstream, which means that it's a perfect time for you to polish off Yakuza 0 and pick up every entry in the series. And here's the ideal opportunity: one quick-thinking retailer has ordered retail reprints of the entire series thus far, meaning...

  • News Puyo Puyo Tetris Drops onto PS4 from 25th April

    Just one more line

    Puyo Puyo Tetris – better known as the greatest game of all time – will line up on the PlayStation 4 from 25th April in North America and 28th April in Europe. The game – which fuses bubble popping with tetromino bopping – will only be available physically on the PS4 due to licensing issues, which is a shame because this...

January2017

  • Feature 5 Reasons Why Kazuma Kiryu Is the Hardest Man on PlayStation

    Don't mess

    There's no point in denying it: we have a massive man-crush on Yakuza protagonist Kazuma Kiryu here at Push Square. We've known the guy since the days of the PlayStation 2, and our admiration seems to grow with every new Yakuza title that makes its way to Western shores. For the heathens among you who don't know who Kazuma Kiryu is,...

  • News SEGA Drops a Magical Sound Shower on Spotify

    Oldies but happies

    Phwoar, here's one for those of you who wished you lived in an alternate universe where SEGA still made consoles and your humble host had founded a Dreamcast 3 fansite named Chao Bella instead of Push Square: the publisher has dropped a slew of classic choons on Spotify. All you need to do is search for the artist 'SEGA' and...

  • News Yakuza 0 Grabs Free DLC and a Launch Trailer

    Showtime

    Hey, Yakuza 0 is out today, and we highly recommend it. The PlayStation 4 exclusive has seemingly pushed the niche series into the corner of the mainstream eye for the first time in forever, and as far as we're concerned, any success that it finds is well deserved. The game's launch trailer is short but sweet, showing off all the stuff...

  • Video Cash in with Two Hours of Yakuza 0 PS4 Gameplay

    Kaz-tastic

    We've already established that Yakuza 0 is basically the second best thing on Earth after a big bowl of ramen, but perhaps you still need some convincing. Well, we played through two hours of the title live on our YouTube channel last night, and we've archived the stream above for your on-demand viewing pleasure. Sold yet?

  • Video Four of the Best Minigames in Yakuza 0 on PS4

    Totally dumb fun

    The Yakuza series has always revelled in ridiculous minigames - and Yakuza 0 has the best selection of the bunch. Seriously, you can spend hours at a time hopping from one activity to the next, but in our latest video, we've tried to narrow down our four favourite time sinks. We'll warn you now, though - some of this footage won't...

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    Review Yakuza 0

    Eurobeatdown

    The Yakuza series is one of PlayStation's most overlooked gems, especially here in the West. Unashamedly Japanese in its tone, humour, and storytelling, it's an undoubtedly niche property, but that's what makes it so different to just about everything else on today's market. Best described as an action role-playing game, Yakuza 0 is a...

  • News Puyo Puyo Tetris Clears Lines with Western PS4 Release

    Build 'em up

    The best news to come out of Nintendo's Switch reveal event? Puyo Puyo Tetris is getting a Western release on the PlayStation 4. There is a catch, though: the game will only be available physically on Sony's console -- presumably due to some licensing issues. It'll cost you $29.99. For those unfamiliar, this game crosses Puyo Puyo...

  • Hands On Yakuza 0 Proves the Series Still Packs One Hell of a Punch on PS4

    80s revival

    Kazuma Kiryu knows how to have a good time. The Yakuza series' central protagonist likes to run around red light districts kicking the absolute crap out of anyone that gets in his way, and then when's he's cracked enough skulls for one night, he hits the nearest karaoke bar to belt out a few bangers. Just 20 years old in Yakuza 0, Kaz...

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    Review Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone

    Tone stop believin'

    2015's Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X was a little bit of a departure for the long-running rhythm game series. Rather than adhering to the traditional, gameplay-focused framework of the franchise set up in earlier instalments, X thrust players into a sugary sweet narrative starring the popular virtual popstar and her equally...

  • News SEGA Raises Hopes with Shenmue HD Domain Registration

    Snow turns to rain

    The 'will they, won't they' saga surrounding Shenmue HD is becoming as drawn out as Ryo Hazuki's revenge, but SEGA Europe has raised hopes by registering a domain for the aforementioned compilation. According to the Who Is data, the publisher bought ShenmueHD.com back in September, perhaps suggesting that PlayStation 4 ports of...

December2016

  • News English Puyo Puyo Tetris Trophies Tease Western Release

    From Russia with love

    It's happening? SEGA has expressed interest in releasing multiplayer puzzle mash-up Puyo Puyo Tetris in the West, and now a batch of English language Trophies have appeared online. To be clear, these could be related to the popular title's impending Asian debut, but there's hope that the publisher may have navigated the red...

  • News SEGA's Having Fun with Yakuza 0's Promotional Trailers

    Business card battles

    What in the world is this? SEGA's released probably the stupidest video in the history of the company – and yes, we've seen those old Japanese Sonic the Hedgehog ads. This clip is designed to promote Yakuza 0's Business Edition, which can be yours if you pre-order the title in North America ahead of its January launch. The...

  • News Here's a Look at the Bone-Crunching Combat of Yakuza 0 on PS4

    Brutally beautiful

    You don't know the joy of the Yakuza games until you've pulled off one of Kazuma Kiryu's disgustingly bad ass heat moves. Fortunately, SEGA's released a new trailer for Yakuza 0, which is full of the things. Watching them isn't quite as satisfying as actually using them, but you'll at least get a sense for the brutality that...

  • News Valkyria Revolution Invades the West on PS4, Vita Next Year

    On the march

    Hey, SEGA is on a bit of a roll these days isn't it? Well, relatively speaking. The Japanese publisher has announced that with the help of Deep Silver, it'll be bringing Valkyria Revolution West in spring 2017, and it'll be marching onto both PlayStation 4 and Vita. What's not to like? For those out of the loop, Revolution ditches...

  • PSX 2016 We're Now Getting Three New Yakuza Games on PS4 Here in the West

    Yakuza 6 and Yakuza: Kiwami both confirmed

    When it rains it pours, as they say. We already know that Yakuza 0, the prequel starring a younger Kazuma Kiryu set in the 80s, is coming West in January next year on PlayStation 4. However, earlier today at Sony's PlayStation Experience press conference, the company revealed that both full-blown...

November2016

October2016

  • News Sonic Mania Continues to Shine in PS4 Gameplay Video

    Come for the footage, stay for the sexual tension

    You get more than you may be bargaining for in this Kinda Funny playthrough of Sonic Mania. First up, the video includes all-new footage of a brand new zone – Mirage Saloon – as well as the first gameplay of both Knuckles and Tails, who appear to function the same as their Mega Drive...

  • News Yakuza 6 Scores a Snazzy PS4 Hardware Bundle

    But it ain't a PS4 Pro

    We're not entirely convinced that we understand Sony's decision to promote the PlayStation 4 Slim ahead of the impending PS4 Pro, but we're sure that it's all part of some masterplan. Nevertheless, the platform holder will be spotlighting the diminutive device ahead of its triple-tiered brother for the release of Yakuza 6,...

  • News Yakuza 0 Trailer Shows Why You Don't Mess with Goro Majima

    Keep one eye open

    Mad dog Majima is back as one of two playable characters in Yakuza 0, and the PlayStation 4 exclusive's latest trailer highlights the story behind this deadly gangster boss. As you'd expect of the superb series, the narrative teasers that are dropped in the video seem mighty promising, and quite frankly, we can't wait to get...

  • News Get Your Glow Sticks Ready for Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live

    Punch the air

    Pigtailed popstar Hatsune Miku will be gate-crashing the PlayStation VR party come 13th October, as SEGA has announced that Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live will launch alongside Sony's innovative new accessory. Essentially an interactive concert, the virtual reality experience will enable you to push to the front of the crowd, waving...

September2016

August2016

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    Review Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X

    It's got the X-Factor

    One of the songs in the brand new rhythm game, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X, is called Holy Lance Explosion Boy, and it's about an unsettlingly young boy accidentally getting someone pregnant, featuring lines like: "This 0.02mm barrier is seriously getting annoying." If the thought of a kawaii, virtual boy's condom splitting...

  • Feature Three Reasons Why Sonic Mania on PS4 Will Be Rad

    Sonic Cycle be damned

    Let's start by dealing with the talking hedgehog in the room, huh? The lighting in the video you'll find above is… Pretty bad. We'd love to say that we unleashed our inner-Super Sonic and somehow turned our skin a subtle shade of Simpsons yellow, but as amateurs we just completely cocked up the colour grading both at source...

  • News SEGA Wants All Numbered Yakuza Games on PS4

    But no firm plans right now

    Are you eager to get into the Yakuza franchise but not sure where to get started? Series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi has hinted that SEGA wants to bring all numbered entries to the PlayStation 4 following the success of the first game's remake, Yakuza Kiwami. This means that the publisher wants to find a way to port...

July2016

  • News Yakuza 0 Parties Exclusively on PS4 from 24th January

    Acceptable in the eighties

    If confirmation of Yakuza 6's release date in Japan has left you battling the green-eyed monster, then we come with good news: Yakuza 0, the series' 80s spin-off, will deploy on 24th January exclusively on the PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe. Just so we're clear, that's not a pager vibrating in your pocket –...

  • News PS4 Sequel Yakuza 6 Rips Off Its Shirt on 8th December in Japan

    Feel the Heat

    Kazuma Kiryu's story will finally come to a conclusion in Yakuza 6 on 8th December in Japan, publisher SEGA has announced. The long-awaited sequel was dated during an event overnight, and you can watch the game's epic release date trailer below. This is the first entry in the series to be natively developed with the PlayStation 4 in...

  • News Oh Right, Sonic the Hedgehog's Spin-Dashing LEGO Dimensions

    Put a ring on it

    Considerably less exciting than the upcoming Sonic Mania, it's been confirmed after months of rumours and teasing that Sonic the Hedgehog will be joining the roster of Warner Bros' increasingly weird licensed love-in, LEGO Dimensions. The blue blur will be available as part of a level pack which will allow you to speed through some...

  • News Sonic Mania Is the PS4 Sequel You've Spent Your Adult Life Yearning For

    Spin master

    After the godawful Sonic the Hedgehog 4, it looks like SEGA has finally figured out a way of making a 2D Sonic title befitting of the Blue Blur's legacy. Due out on the PlayStation 4 next year, Sonic Mania looks like it's fallen straight out of the mid-90s, with "happening" electro tunes and some "lit" sprite work. GameSpot's stumbled...

  • News Sonic Sprints onto PS4 in Two New Games

    SEEEGAAAAA

    The blue blur has been MIA on PlayStation platforms since 2011's Sonic Generations – or, if we're counting spin-offs, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed in 2012. Over the last 14 years, SEGA has been working closely with Nintendo to bring exclusive Sonic games to their consoles, including Sonic Lost World, Mario & Sonic at the...

June2016

  • E3 2016 Rip Off Your Shirt and Watch Yakuza 0's Latest Trailer

    Like a dragon

    Amid all of the new announcements, we almost – emphasis: almost – forgot about Yakuza 0, the 80s-inspired entry in the cult Ryu ga Gotoku franchise. But to whet your appetite ahead of the PlayStation 4 exclusive's early 2017 release – and because everyone needs a little Kazuma Kiryu in their lives – here's the title's latest...

  • News Learn Why Shenmue Is Held in Such High Regard

    Courage shall determine his fate

    Not going to lie: Shenmue III's reveal almost had your humble host in tears last year. It's a game series that's had a profound effect on this author, as illustrated in this soapbox article. But many who missed out on the original – or perhaps were too young to play it – may not understand why Yu Suzuki's...

May2016

  • News The New Valkyria Chronicles Game Hasn't Gone Down Well with RPG Fans

    Game's being changed based on demo feedback

    When Valkyria Chronicles Remastered launched in Japan, it came with a playable demo of the next title in the series, Valkyria: Azure Revolution. If you've been keeping up to date with this one, you'll know that Azure Revolution is trying a lot of new things; judging from the gameplay that we've seen, it...

  • News Valkyria Chronicles Soundtrack Mobilises on iTunes for the First Time Outside Japan

    "Squad 7, move out!"

    You might have missed it amid the excitement over Uncharted 4, Doom and Overwatch, but Sega launched Valkyria Chronicles Remastered on the PS4 recently. A loving re-release of one of the finest PS3 exclusives, this new offering is accompanied by the first western release of the game's excellent soundtrack, composed by the...

  • News SEGA Wants Shenmue HD on PS4 As Much As You Do

    And thus the saga begins

    Shenmue III is in active development for the PlayStation 4, but many of you have never played the Dreamcast originals. Talk of high-definition remasters of Shenmue and Shenmue II have been swirling since the PlayStation 3 days, but have never come to fruition. However, the publisher has reiterated that it's "investigating"...

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    Review Valkyria Chronicles Remastered

    Tanks for the memories

    When Valkyria Chronicles launched on the PlayStation 3 in 2008, it was a breath of fresh air. A solid strategy title bolstered by a lovingly crafted watercolour art style, it was hit with critics, and quickly amassed a reasonably niche, but enthusiastic following. Fans of the original will be quick to recommend Valkyria...

April2016

March2016

  • News Yakuza 0 Heats Up European PS4s in 2017

    Getting a physical release, too

    A collective sigh of relief was let out around the Push Square office this afternoon as SEGA revealed that Yakuza 0 will be coming to Europe after all. Previously, the prequel was only confirmed for a North American launch in the West, which understandably had European fans a little on edge. The good news doesn't...

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