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Talking Point: Has Persona 5's Gameplay Trailer Dulled Your Excitement for Final Fantasy XV?

Has Persona 5's Gameplay Trailer Dulled Your Excitement for Final Fantasy XV?

Persona-lly speaking

Some wouldn't like to admit it, but it's not often that a Japanese role-playing game has the weight to make waves in the current climate of our industry – at least, not here in the West. But of course, like everything in life, when something good is destined to come along, it all comes at once. After almost a decade of as...

News: There's a Final Fantasy XV Flavoured Treat in This Type-0 HD Trailer

There's a Final Fantasy XV Flavoured Treat in This Type-0 HD Trailer

Road trip

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD wouldn't be such a tantalising proposition without its promised Final Fantasy XV demo, and Square Enix clearly thought that it needed to throw in some fresh footage from the forthcoming sequel in order to get people to watch this trailer. You'll need to sit through a few seconds of a wailing soldier before getting...

News: Suikoden Slips Silently onto the European PlayStation Store Today

Suikoden Slips Silently onto the European PlayStation Store Today

Stars of Destiny

Those of you looking for a taste of old-school action will be able to satisfy your Japanese role-playing game cravings with Suikoden I and Suikoden II on the European PlayStation Store today. The hard-to-pronounce hits launched in North America last year, but are finally available to play on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable,...

News: Final Fantasy XIV's Fantastic PS4 Theme Is Now Available and Free in Europe

Final Fantasy XIV's Fantastic PS4 Theme Is Now Available and Free in Europe

A theme reborn

The PlayStation 4 doesn't have a great selection of themes. The official Destiny one isn't too bad, and there are a couple of other additions to the PlayStation Store that are nice enough, but there's nothing available that we'd consider essential downloads. That's changed today, however, as the fantastic Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm...

News: Square Enix Wants Dragon Quest Heroes to Venture onto Western PS4s and PS3s

Square Enix Wants Dragon Quest Heroes to Venture onto Western PS4s and PS3s

Don't make us beg

Ever since its initial reveal, we've been desperately waiting on word of Dragon Quest Heroes heading West, and today, publisher Square Enix has given us our first hint that the hack and slasher may be journeying overseas. Japanese publication Game Watch questioned the company at the recent Taipei Game Show, and regarding a Western...

Review: Life Is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis (PlayStation 4)

Life Is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis (PlayStation 4)

Go f*** yourselfie

Life Is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis marks the latest release from French developer DONTNOD, the studio behind Remember Me. Being an episodic game, it marks a change of pace for the firm, and allows it to join the ranks of Telltale Games, who has essentially defined the model in its current guise. Series like this are extremely...

News: Square Enix's Secret PS4 Exclusive Ain't What You Were Hoping For

Square Enix's Secret PS4 Exclusive Ain't What You Were Hoping For

Cave in

Square Enix's troll train chugs along another day, as the company has revealed that Spelunker Z is the PlayStation 4 exclusive that it teased earlier in the week. The free-to-play title, which is based upon the 1983 platformer originally designed by Tim Martin, will release on 19th March. It'll feature online multiplayer for up to six...

Round Up: Life Is Strange PS4, PS3 Reviews Aren't Out of the Ordinary

Life Is Strange PS4, PS3 Reviews Aren't Out of the Ordinary

Mad Max

Given the success of The Walking Dead, it's a surprise that other developers are only just jumping on the episodic bandwagon. With the output of developer Telltale Games starting to get a teensy bit predictable, though, we're really curious to see French developer DONTNOD's take on the format. We've got a reviewer whizzing through episode...

News: The Time Has Come to Compare Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on PS4 to the Original PSP Version

The Time Has Come to Compare Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on PS4 to the Original PSP Version

You knew this was coming

Where would we be without graphics comparison videos? Er, we're not entirely sure, but we certainly wouldn't be comparing the visual prowess of an upcoming PlayStation 4 release to the original PSP version. Hitting Sony's newest console this year, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD unsurprisingly looks much better than it did on the...

News: Voice Actor Goofs Up with Kingdom Hearts III's PS4 Release Date

Voice Actor Goofs Up with Kingdom Hearts III's PS4 Release Date

You're taking the Mickey

Voice actors are hired by big video game publishers to open their gobs, so it's no surprise that they struggle to keep them shut outside of the booth. Bill Farmer, who's playing Goofy in Kingdom Hearts III, caused a mild storm on Twitter earlier this week when he 'announced' that the forthcoming PlayStation 4 sequel will...

News: Final Fantasy XV Returns to the Road in Brand New Trailer

Final Fantasy XV Returns to the Road in Brand New Trailer

Hair we go again

Proving yet again that the Christmas break is nothing but a pipedream, Square Enix has released a ton of new information about Final Fantasy XV. The hotly anticipated PlayStation 4 role-playing game took centre stage at Jump Festa – a long running convention that’s taking place in Japan this weekend. The video introduces new...

News: This Dragon Quest Heroes Trailer Is a Real Blast from the Past

This Dragon Quest Heroes Trailer Is a Real Blast from the Past

Time for Slime

As if the returning faces in this Dragon Quest Heroes trailer weren’t enough, the whole thing reminds us of a PSone-era cut-scene. There’s something about the plain but pretty art style that whisks us back to the early era of polygons – and we mean that in the best possible way, because the title looks great. It’s already...

News: Learn if Life Is Strange in January on PS4, PS3

Learn if Life Is Strange in January on PS4, PS3

Pay the Price

If you’re the type of person that’s constantly crying for something a little out of the ordinary, then it’s time to put your money where your mouth is. Life Is Strange, the episodic existential escapade from Remember Me developer Dontnod Entertainment, has been given a release date – and it premieres on 30th January on both the...

News: You Won't Be Playing Final Fantasy XV for Its Voice Cast

You Won't Be Playing Final Fantasy XV for Its Voice Cast

Shudder

One thing that’s always put this author off JRPGs and anime in general is the diabolical dubbing, which is part of the reason why your humble host prefers the cheap skate approach employed by recent Yakuza titles and Freedom Wars. There are probably exceptions, but by and large, this scribe just doesn’t feel like English voice overs work...

Review: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PlayStation 4)

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PlayStation 4)

Familiar faces, too many balls

Lara Croft is back, kicking butt across an isometric playground filled with demons and darkness, just like in The Guardian of Light. Fans of the original spin-off title will feel instantly at home exploring The Temple of Osiris, fighting off alligators in terrible wigs and solving “puzzles” that tend to involve...