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Review: Hitman: Episode 2 - Sapienza (PS4)

Hitman: Episode 2 - Sapienza (PS4)

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The quiet, picturesque Italian seafront town of Sapienza is a retiree's dream. Bathed in sun, the cobbled streets are full of cafés, trattorias, and street performers – not to mention the diamond blue sea, and the quaint old church that sits next to it. How strange, then, that for all its serenity, Sapienza works exceptionally well as...

News: 6 Minute Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer Shows Why It's One to Watch on PS4

6 Minute Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer Shows Why It's One to Watch on PS4

Augment your eyes

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has had our attention since it was announced, but its newest trailer is arguably the best we've seen from its marketing push. The six minute clip that we've embedded outlines the game's story, as ever-grizzled protagonist Adam Jensen natters on about robotic augmentations and the state of the world. It's...

Live: Watch First English Gameplay of Great Looking PS4 JRPG I Am Setsuna Right Here

Watch First English Gameplay of Great Looking PS4 JRPG I Am Setsuna Right Here

The stage is Setsuna

Starting at 18:00PM BST/10:00AM PST, Square Enix will be livestreaming gameplay from the English version of I Am Setsuna - a traditional role-playing release from the publisher's Tokyo RPG Factory studio. In short, the title sounds great, and the stream will probably be well worth a look if you're interested. Earlier today,...

News: PS4 JRPG I Am Setsuna Will Fill Your Summer with Sad Stories

PS4 JRPG I Am Setsuna Will Fill Your Summer with Sad Stories

Traditional JRPG gets Western release date

Intriguing Japanese role-playing game I Am Setsuna has been given a confirmed release date in Europe and North America - and the good news is that it's not too far off. The upcoming PlayStation 4 title is constantly compared to the likes of Chrono Trigger - arguably one of the best RPGs ever made - and...

News: More Final Fantasy XV Ultimate Collector's Editions are Incoming, Says Square Enix

More Final Fantasy XV Ultimate Collector's Editions are Incoming, Says Square Enix

The cycle repeats

If you didn't manage to snap up your own Final Fantasy XV's Ultimate Collectors Edition, we've got some good news: Square Enix has announced that it'll be making more of them. The initial batch unsurprisingly sold out incredibly quickly, and it wasn't long before the unfulfilled items were popping up on eBay for crazy money.

News: Don't Worry, You Didn't Miss Much in the Latest Final Fantasy XV Livestream

Don't Worry, You Didn't Miss Much in the Latest Final Fantasy XV Livestream

It'll have New Game+, though

Whoops. After promising to bring you lot the latest Final Fantasy XV livestream last week, we've ended up missing it completely. The newest Active Time Report - in which Square Enix shares details on its upcoming role-playing game - has already aired in Japan earlier today, which, to be fair, probably means that it...

News: PS4 Exclusive NieR Automata's Still Lookin' Nice

PS4 Exclusive NieR Automata's Still Lookin' Nice

So NieR, so far

It's been a little while since we last heard anything about NieR Automata, the Platinum Games developed action spin on Square Enix's cult PlayStation 3 series. However, as part of an event in Tokyo today, a few new minutes of gameplay footage – as well as a trailer – were shown to an excitable crowd. It's looking a bit of...

News: Final Fantasy XV's Dev Team Played a Lot of The Witcher 3 Last Year

Final Fantasy XV's Dev Team Played a Lot of The Witcher 3 Last Year

And a lot of other Western RPGs

Final Fantasy XV's Hajime Tabata has had a lot to say about the game's development in the past, and in an interview with official Xbox YouTube channel Xbox On - yes, we know - the likeable director shares some interesting bits and pieces on various aspects of the upcoming release. One quote in particular caught our...

News: Fresh Final Fantasy XV Info Is Incoming

Fresh Final Fantasy XV Info Is Incoming

Next Active Time Report dated

Last week, we reported on a Japanese Final Fantasy XV livestream featuring director Hajime Tabata. That stream's now come and gone, and as it turns out, the big news from the broadcast is that the next Active Time Report has been given a date. We'd make a joke about announcements of announcements, but hey, we've got...

News: Star Ocean 5's English Battle Trailer Carves Up Some Slick PS4 Gameplay

Star Ocean 5's English Battle Trailer Carves Up Some Slick PS4 Gameplay

It's raining swords

The Star Ocean series is well known for its often hectic, action-based combat systems, and Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness looks to carry on that legacy. The game's got a new battle trailer that covers the fundamentals of fighting, and we have to admit that it looks like a lot of fun. Alongside your basic light and...

Live: Get Another Glimpse of Star Ocean 5 PS4 Gameplay

Get Another Glimpse of Star Ocean 5 PS4 Gameplay

Characters and battle system to be detailed

Square Enix's second Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness livestream is kicking off tonight. It'll apparently feature a better look at the game's combat system, and dish out some new informative nuggets on the title's cast of colourful characters, which probably means that we'll be getting a few new...

News: There's Another Final Fantasy XV Livestream Next Week

There's Another Final Fantasy XV Livestream Next Week

There's no stopping this train

Thanks to Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV, it feels like we've been subjected to a decade's worth of information with regards to Final Fantasy XV, and in a way, we suppose that's an accurate description. Indeed, after such a long wait, we now know more about Noctis and the gang than ever before, but the hype train isn't...

News: Lengthy Dragon Quest Heroes II Trailer Is Stuffed with PS4 Gameplay

Lengthy Dragon Quest Heroes II Trailer Is Stuffed with PS4 Gameplay

A heroic effort

Dragon Quest Heroes II is due out next month in Japan, so Square Enix is understandably starting to push the action role-playing game. The publisher's released a brand new eight-minute trailer that shows off a ton of PlayStation 4 gameplay, and even details many of the title's refreshed systems and additions. Perhaps the biggest...

News: PSone Favourite Fear Effect to Seek Crowd Funding for Fresh Entry

PSone Favourite Fear Effect to Seek Crowd Funding for Fresh Entry

Back from the brink

Bloody nora, remember Fear Effect? The original remains one of the PSone's most iconic games; the sequel, with its overly sexualised characters, less so. The cool thing is that it's making a comeback – well, if indie developer Sushee can raise enough money on Kickstarter, that is. Basically, publisher Square Enix has given...

News: By the Way, Game Informer's Final Fantasy XV Magazine Cover Is Gorgeous

By the Way, Game Informer's Final Fantasy XV Magazine Cover Is Gorgeous

Fit for a king

This author's not entirely sure why office JRPG hype merchant Robert Ramsey didn't post this, but perhaps it carries more weight if your resident Final Fantasy sceptic covers it instead. Game Informer announced its new cover story this week, and it's, of course, all about Final Fantasy XV. But while some of the meatier details have...