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  • 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...


  • 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...






  • Soapbox Why I Love Shenmue

    Sammy Barker recalls his history with Yu Suzuki's hit series

    Republished on Thursday, 31st December 2015: We're bringing this article back from the archives as we look back at some of Push Square's features from 2015. The original text follows. Originally published on Thursday, 16th July 2015: I don't remember the day that the snow turned to...

  • News Valkyria Chronicles Is Looking Anything But Sketchy on PS4

    Drawing lines

    Legendary SEGA strategy game Valkyria Chronicles is making a move to the PlayStation 4 in Japan next year, and the publisher has released the remastered version's first trailer to celebrate. In truth, the PlayStation 3 classic doesn't look like it's aged one bit – hopefully a Western date is deployed soon.

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    Review Yakuza 5

    Gangster's paradise

    Should the long awaited Yakuza 5 prove to be the PlayStation 3's swan song, there couldn't be a more fitting release. Like the last-gen system itself, the latest instalment in SEGA's seedy soap opera is occasionally convoluted and slow to get started, but it's deeply entertaining all the same. It may have taken series protagonist...

  • News Yakuza: Kiwami Lands an Extreme Eight Minute Trailer

    Gangster's paradise

    It's been an amazing week for the underrated Yakuza series, with Yakuza 5 launching on the PlayStation 3, Yakuza Zero being announced for Western release, Yakuza 6 landing its first trailer… And now Yakuza: Kiwami, the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 remake of Yakuza, scoring an eight minute story trailer. Are you keeping up?...

  • News Yakuza 6 Looks Drop Dead Gorgeous on PS4

    Oh, Kamurocho

    Yakuza 6 is the first entry in SEGA's seedy series to be developed exclusively for the PlayStation 4, and this tech trailer demonstrates just how far the visuals have advanced as a consequence. Shown during a 10th anniversary commemoration event in a Tokyo theatre overnight, the video gives us a good look at Kamurocho's rain stricken...

  • News Yakuza Zero May Not Release in Europe on PS4

    Feeling the Heat

    Yakuza Zero practically had the Push Square office on its feet when it was announced for the PlayStation 4 at PlayStation Experience 2015 last week – but there's bad news for those of you in Europe. SEGA's said that the game is only confirmed for North America right now, despite a trailer mentioning the Old Word. Apparently that...

  • PSX 2015 Yakuza 0 Confirmed to Be Kicking the Crap Out of Western PS4s

    And Yakuza 5 is out on PS3 next week

    There were cheers in the Push Square office when Yakuza 0 was confirmed for a Western release at the PlayStation Experience. We made a prediction that the latest instalment in the Japanese franchise would travel overseas, but we were cautious in our belief. As it turns out, we were actually bang on the money -...


  • News Valkyria: Azure Revolution Indulges Its Anime Side in PS4 Trailer

    Azure interest dropped?

    Valkyria Chronicles is getting a PlayStation 4 remaster early next year in Japan, which should thrill fans of the underrated PlayStation 3 strategy role-playing game. However, we now know a bit more about its forthcoming follow-up Valkyria: Azure Revolution, which will be set in a separate universe to the trio of Chronicles...

  • News Yakuza Kiwami Returns to Kamurocho on PS4, PS3

    Extreme goodness

    This is just what we needed to liven up our dreary Friday afternoon: footage of Majima Goro dressed as a hostess. SEGA's released a five minute trailer for upcoming Ryu ga Gotoku remake Yakuza Kiwami, which will release on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 from 21st January in Japan. The clip takes a look at all of the features in...

  • News Valkyria Chronicles Looks Real Tasty on PS4

    Pencil perfect

    The gaming miracles continue with Valkyria Chronicles Remaster – an upgraded edition of the classic SEGA strategy game with Trophies and 1080p visuals. Set to release on 10th February in Japan, the publisher has deployed the title's official website, which has revealed its boxart alongside a batch of screenshots. And...

  • News SEGA to Deploy Two Valkyria Chronicles Titles on the PS4

    But only announced for Japan at the moment

    Will there ever be a better year for unexpected game announcements? SEGA has revealed that its criminally underrated strategy game Valkyria Chronicles will be receiving a remaster on the PlayStation 4 – but that's not all. The company also announced that an all-new entry, Valkyria of the Blue...


  • News Break Some Faces with Over an Hour of English Yakuza 5 Gameplay

    Killing it in Kamurocho

    Thanks to Sony, we're finally going to be playing Yakuza 5 in the (hopefully) near future. The PlayStation 3 adventure sees series mainstay Kazuma Kiryu once again kicking butt in the seedy Kamurocho, and publisher SEGA's whetted our appetite with over an hour's worth of English footage from the game. Our hosts jump...

  • News SEGA Will See About Shenmue 1 & 2 Re-Release on PS4

    Hope it doesn't change its mind

    It took a record breaking Kickstarter and almost 15 years of fan demand for SEGA to realise that it has a rich legacy that deserves celebrating. In the wake of Shenmue III's reveal, the Japanese publisher has said that it's "looking into" bringing the first two titles in the series to the PlayStation 4. Doesn't the...

  • News Yakuza 5 Feels the Heat in Mid-November on PS3

    Kamurocho's almost go

    Yakuza 5 is still due out on the PlayStation 3 this year, with SEGA attaching a mid-November release window to the oft-requested brawler. The game's currently available to pre-order on Sony's digital plaza, but is tagged with a place holder 31st December launch. "Unfortunately, it's a little later than we would've liked, and...

  • Weirdness Yakuza as a Live Performance Looks Suitably Mental

    The real Dragon of Dojima

    A stage show that the editors of this very site would have paid to see purely for the experience, 'Yakuza' obviously ties in to the fantastic action role-playing game series of the same name. Featuring staple characters such as protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and the crazy Goro Majima, the show was unleashed on the Japanese...

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    Review Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax


    Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax has made the leap West. Released for the Vita and PlayStation 3 eleven months ago in Japan, the assist-based 2D fighter brings together characters from the Dengeki Bunko portfolio in a Sega-themed world to battle against a mysterious, evil force. Featuring 14 playable characters and 23 more cameo...


  • News Your First Look at Yakuza 6 on PS4 Is Impressive

    Gangster's paradise

    Yakuza 6 is being built exclusively for the PlayStation 4, and boy does it show in this first ever video. SEGA debuted the footage during a NicoNico livestream yesterday, and it shows Japanese actor Beat Takeshi's character in all of his new-gen glory. The facial modelling has always been good in the Yakuza games, but this is...

  • TGS 2015 Hatsune Miku Will Look Better Than Ever on PS4

    Tell your world

    Green haired goddess Hatsune Miku is set to strut onto the PlayStation 4 next year, bringing her synthesised vocals along for the ride. And there's good news for the imaginary pop star, as Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone will run at 60 frames-per-second in 1080p on the new-gen machine. The wide eyed singer's dance moves are...

  • TGS 2015 Two New Yakuza Titles Dragon Punch PS4

    Kiryu's coming

    Start those localisation petitions, as SEGA has announced two new Yakuza titles for the PlayStation 4. The first of the reveals is Yakuza: Kiwami, a complete remake of the original game with updated visuals and all-new scenarios. Due out on 21st January, the title will include a demo for Yakuza 6, which will launch exclusively on...

  • News A New Yakuza Game Is Going to Be Announced at TGS, Start Pleading for Localisation Now


    Okay, so we're getting Yakuza 5 in the near future, but there's one problem: it's exclusive to the PlayStation 3. Now, before you say it, no, we're not next-gen snobs, but we are worried that when the title inevitably sells close to bugger all, Sony won't bother funding the localisation of another one. And that's going to be a real kicker,...


  • News Hatsune Miku's Green Locks Groove to PS4, Vita in Project Diva X

    Weekender girl

    Everyone's favourite vocaloid vixen Hatsune Miku will be hitting some high notes on the PlayStation 4 and Vita next year, as Project Diva X struts its stuff to Sony's systems in Japan. Due out on the Japanese giant's handheld format in March 2016 and on the firm's flagship home console in Fall 2016, the title will include a new 'Live...

  • News Shenmue III Causes Spike in Dreamcast Sales

    Yu did it

    Let's not beat around the bush: Sony kind of killed the Dreamcast. Sure, years of atrocious decisions ultimately saw SEGA pull out of the hardware race, but few could deny that the looming juggernaut otherwise known as the PlayStation 2 put the final nail in the underappreciated console's coffin. But with the announcement of Shenmue III...

  • News Yakuza 5 Will Launch with All of Its Japanese DLC Included

    Kamurocho calling

    We're eagerly awaiting a concrete Western release date for Yakuza 5 - which could well be the final PlayStation 3 exclusive that you really should play - and the game's newest video isn't making the wait any easier. Posting on the North American PlayStation Blog, Atlus' John Hardin has detailed a few of the title's finer points,...

  • News Phantasy Star Online 2 Will Embark on a Quest to PS4


    Slowly but surely, the PlayStation 4 is becoming the console for Dreamcast fans. Hot on the heels of Shenmue III's crowd funding success, SEGA has announced that Phantasy Star Online 2 will be coming to the console in 2016. Those of you with long memories may remember the MMO launching on the PlayStation Vita a few years ago, so this...

  • News Yakuza 5 May Be the Last PS3 Exclusive You Must Have

    Let's all go to Kamurocho

    We know that a lot of you love your PlayStation 3, but there's no doubt that the device is on its way out. Several franchises are still launching simultaneously on the last-gen system and the PlayStation 4, of course, but we doubt that there'll be many more exclusives for the machine moving forwards. As such, Yakuza 5 may...


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    Review Tembo the Badass Elephant

    Peanut stutter

    Tembo the Badass Elephant should have been ten tons of fun, but instead it's a steaming pile of missed opportunity. This is Pokémon developer Game Freak's first PlayStation release since surgeon simulation Click Medic deployed in Japan over 15 years ago, and so it carries the weight of industry intrigue for that reason alone. But...

  • News Sonic's New Awful Friend: Shia LaBeouf

    Aaron Webber antics, we presume

    Ever since public relations guy Aaron Webber has returned to SEGA, Sonic the Hedgehog's social media accounts have played host to a selection of memes, self-aimed jokes, and, now, even a video of some of Shia LaBeouf's infamous motivation. Keep in mind that this was posted on the official Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube...

  • News Tembo the Badass Elephant Locks Tusks with PS4 from 21st July

    Mammoth adventure awaits

    Tembo the Badass Elephant, the PlayStation 4 sidescroller from Pokémon developer Game Freak, will extend its trunk to the PlayStation Store from 21st July, publisher SEGA has announced. The game will retail for £9.99/$14.99, but will include a 10 per cent discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers from launch. While it may...

  • News SEGA: We Want to Win Back Gamers' Trust

    Quality over quantity

    SEGA's reputation as a game publisher has been all but completely tarnished over the past ten or so years, thanks to a slew of lacklustre Sonic the Hedgehog sequels and an astoundingly poor job at importing Japanese hits to the Western market. The company seems to be trying to turn things around, though. In an interview with...



  • News SEGA Classics to Receive Vinyl Soundtracks

    What year is it?

    SEGA smashes Shenmue and Streets of Rage are set to receive special edition vinyl soundtracks this September – and just so you don't panic, you're definitely still reading this in 2015. London-based record label Data Discs will be handling the uber-limited LPs. We imagine that the firm's based in Shoreditch and only hires...

  • News No, Shenmue III Ain't Looking for Sailors on PS4

    Don't you know fakes are way uncool?

    Remember the day the snow turned to rain? Yeah, sounds like a tall tale to us – a bit like this supposed Shenmue leak. The rumour appears to stem from a Japanese site, but has been picked up by some regional variants of IGN – and now we're here to tell you why it's more rubbish than Disc Four of the...

  • News SEGA's Not Even Bothering Having a Booth at E3 2015


    We all love PlayStation here at Push Square Towers, but we have a soft spot for SEGA's systems of old, too. Growing up in the UK, both the Master System and the Mega Drive were arguably more popular than their Nintendo rivals – and while we'll gleefully admit that the Saturn deserved to get trounced by the PSone, the Dreamcast certainly...



  • News Pokémon Developer Game Freak's First PS4 Game Is About a Badass Elephant


    Well this has got to be one of the more interesting news stories of the past week or so. Collaborating with SEGA, Game Freak - the developer behind the mainline Pokémon games - is bringing Tembo the Badass Elephant to the PlayStation 4. The brilliantly named title is a side-scrolling action game, where you unsurprisingly play as...

  • News Could Creative Assembly Be Crafting Alien: Isolation 2 for PS4?

    "Please, sir – can I have some Xenomorph?"

    After that groan-inducing ending, Creative Assembly always seemed keen on giving us another dose of Alien: Isolation – and a selection of job postings on its website suggest that the release's titular Xenomorph could be coming back for more. One online multiplayer position in particular notes that the...




  • News PlayStation 4 Proves Its Worth to the Tojo Clan

    The Dragon of Dojima

    It was only a matter of time before the PlayStation 4 obtained admission into the Tojo Clan. Ahead of the release of prequel Yakuza Zero next year, Sony has prepared four tattooed consoles, which should prove the company's allegiance to the current family chairman. Available in both white and black, the designs include the...

  • News Yakuza 5 Lays the Smackdown on PlayStation 3 Next Year

    Top of the list

    Proof that your incessant requests can materialise as real releases: Yakuza 5 is coming to the PlayStation 3 in Europe and North America next year. Ever since Sony announced its new third-party production initiative, this has been one of the most demanded titles – and the platform holder has struck a deal with SEGA to make it...

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    Review Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd

    Dancing queen

    The musical maven of the digital world returns with the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd – the second coming of the leading lady and her motley crew in SEGA’s fast-paced, rhythm series. Featuring even more music created through the character’s very own virtual vocals suite, does this sequel hit a high – or a bum...



  • News Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd's Pre-Order Bonus Gets Patriotic

    Star spangled belt

    If you loved performing the digital sensation's hits in Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F, it won't be long before you can expand your catalogue with Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd. Due to be released on 18th November in North America and 21st November in Europe, it features a catalogue bursting at the seams with new smash hits,...

  • Guide How to Stay Alive in Alien: Isolation on PS4

    Sevastopol survivor

    As anyone that’s been chased by an eight foot alien will attest, stayin’ alive ain’t as easy as the Bee Gees once made it sound. However, we’ve been sharpening up our stealth skills in Alien: Isolation on the PlayStation 4 of late, and we’ve got some tips to help you to stay safe on the abandoned Sevastopol space...

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    Review Alien: Isolation


    Creative Assembly’s greatest challenge with Alien: Isolation was always going to be keeping the title’s gruesome game of cat and mouse interesting over the course of a complete campaign – and it would have succeeded, if it knew when to roll the credits. There’s always a cry from money conscious consumers for more content, but SEGA’s...

  • Round Up Alien: Isolation PS4 Reviews Hold Their Breath

    Don't make a sound

    You’d think that it would be easy to make a game about eight-foot aliens stomping around spaceships. However, if the abysmal Aliens: Colonial Marines taught us anything, it’s that it’s not so straightforward at all. Fortunately, the Creative Assembly has been quietly attempting to write a few wrongs behind its...


  • TGS 2014 Yakuza Zero Trailer Looks Good on the Dance Floor

    Looking for a fight, not necessarily romance

    We weren’t entirely sure how we felt about SEGA pulling the prequel card with the latest entry in its Japanese gangster series, Yakuza Zero. However, after watching this brand new trailer, we’re totally sold on the concept. It shows protagonists Kazuma Kiryu and Majima Goro strutting around Kamurocho...

  • News Get Your Hands Dirty With Yakuza Zero's PS4 Gameplay Trailer

    Blast from the past

    Sega was ready to tease us with more than just pictures of Yakuza Zero during Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show conference earlier today. Coming to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 during Spring 2015 in Japan, the title's set prior to the events of the first game. Staring a fresh faced Kazuma Kiryu who's working his way up the...



  • Weirdness Bloomin' Heck, Someone Made Shenmue in Minecraft

    Search for sailors all over again

    It’s funny how you can remember your way around familiar locations even if you haven’t been there for years. We spent so many hours in Shenmue’s eighties recreation of Yokosuka on the Dreamcast that we know every crevice of this incredible Minecraft replica. It’s been built using a modified edition of the PC...

  • News Alien: Isolation's Pre-Order Bonus Is Turning into a Pricey Premium

    Added extra or special edition?

    You can't really turn your nose up at free stuff for bothering to pre-order a title that you know that you're going to buy anyway. As such, when Alien: Isolation dropped the bomb that you'll be able relive the events of the original 80s horror classic as the crew of the USS Nostromo yesterday in the form of...

  • News How Would You Like to Star in the Next Yakuza Game?

    Raises tattooed paw

    Unsurprisingly, there’s a new Yakuza title in production for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 – and SEGA would like you to star in it. As well as its annual hostess auditions, the publisher is also holding a competition for a 20-something male to appear in the criminal drama. The winner will be scanned, turned into a...

  • News Yu Suzuki: I'm Ready to Create Shenmue III Should the Right Circumstances Arise

    Veteran raring to go

    Much like protagonist Ryo Hazuki’s neverending quest for revengeance, SEGA legend Yu Suzuki will seemingly never give up on the fight for Shenmue III. Asked yet again about the overdue sequel during an event in beautiful Barcelona last week, the Super Hang-On designer declared that he’s ready to make the game whenever the...



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    Review Football Manager Classic 2014

    Mid-league manager

    That there is a Silver Trophy in Football Manager Classic 2014 that rewards you for participating in 30 consecutive seasons – or a couple of hundred hours of play – will be no surprise to fans of the franchise, many of which will have been glued to their computers for the past decade or so. This is a series that’s universe...

  • News Complacency Will Kill in Alien: Isolation on PS4

    Familiarity breeds contempt

    Aside from seemingly finally doing the movie series justice in videogame terms, Alien: Isolation is fast-shaping up to be one of the scariest games unleashed upon both this generation and last. Our very own Sammy Barker got to grips with The Creative Assembly's interpretation of Ridley Scott's interstellar dystopia last...

  • News Football Manager Classic 2014 Will Be Scoring a Sporty Vita Bundle

    And it's coming soon

    If you fancy yourself a football fan, but aren't so keen on the wildly controversial exercise side of the sport, perhaps Football Manager Classic 2014 will be right up your alley. As the title suggests, this management sim will allow you to train and foster your very own team. What's more, developer Sports Interactive has...


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