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News: Hitman's Beta Whacks PS4 Starting Next Week

Hitman's Beta Whacks PS4 Starting Next Week

PlayStation exclusive contracts seal the deal

Much has been said about Hitman's unorthodox episodic release schedule, but we reckon that – the aforementioned aside – the game's really shaping up great. We were lucky enough to get a behind-the-scenes demo of the assassination sim's Paris stage late last year, and we think that franchise fans...

News: Final Fantasy XV's Release Date Announcement Is Announced

Final Fantasy XV's Release Date Announcement Is Announced

World continues to turn

Get the 'Announcements of Announcements' horn ready everybody, because Kinda Funny Games' Greg Miller just dropped one on his Twitter account. Miller says in the tweet: "I'm a Final Fantasy noob. Tim Gettys loves it. The devs say XV will appeal to us both. We'll see in March. " He attached an image giving details of an...

Live: Join Us for New Final Fantasy XV Footage Right Here

Join Us for New Final Fantasy XV Footage Right Here

Don't forget to gel your hair

Who's ready for our first proper look at Final Fantasy XV in 2016, then? The latest Active Time Report - which is basically a livestream featuring information about the game - is scheduled to begin at 20:00PM PST/23:00PM EST. And yes, that means we're staying awake past 04:00AM here in the UK in order to watch it. Hey,...

News: The New Main Characters of Dragon Quest Heroes II Are Looking Stylish

The New Main Characters of Dragon Quest Heroes II Are Looking Stylish

Axe more like it

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below was a great action role-playing game, but we couldn't help but feel that the title's two main characters, Luceus and Aurora, were a bit boring in comparison to the rest of the game's colourful cast. As such, it's nice to see that sequel Dragon Quest Heroes II will offer...

News: Hold on to Your Immaculate Hair, New Final Fantasy XV Details Are Coming Very Soon

Hold on to Your Immaculate Hair, New Final Fantasy XV Details Are Coming Very Soon

Plus some great new screenshots

Ah, it would appear that Final Fantasy XV's big marketing push is about to kick off ahead of its still vague 2016 release date. Square Enix has announced that this year's first Active Time Report is scheduled for the 30th January, and yes, that means new footage is only five days away. Can you believe it?...

News: Sony and Square Enix Are at It Again with Dragon Quest Builders' Marketing

Sony and Square Enix Are at It Again with Dragon Quest Builders' Marketing

Another brick in the wall

Remember when Sony partnered with Square Enix to cover Shinjuku train station in Dragon Quest Heroes bubble wrap? Japanese commuters were free to pop slimes until their fingers ached, and the result was an advertising campaign worth writing about. And now, with Dragon Quest Builders launching this week in the Land of the...

News: Life Is Strange's Hella Hawt PS4 Retail Release Is Out Now

Life Is Strange's Hella Hawt PS4 Retail Release Is Out Now

Max power

Life Is Strange was one of the surprise releases of 2015: a teen drama aimed with pin-point precision at this author's heart – only for everyone else to fall in love with it and ruin his whole "hipster gamer" façade. The game proved so successful on digital platforms that Square Enix has decided to release a retail version, and...

News: Magitek Armour? Monster Mounting? Stealth? Final Fantasy XV Gets New Gameplay Details

Magitek Armour? Monster Mounting? Stealth? Final Fantasy XV Gets New Gameplay Details

Edging closer

Just when you thought that you could go a whole week without a Final Fantasy XV related news story, new gameplay details pop up in Japan's Weekly Jump magazine. According to a scan of the magazine which has been translated by Gematsu, the game will feature some sort of stealth system - likely to be similar to what's already present...

News: Life Is Strange Developer Commentary Released on PS4, PS3 for Free

Life Is Strange Developer Commentary Released on PS4, PS3 for Free

Strange but true

Life Is Strange launches in shops this week, but for those of you that purchased the digital version, developer DONTNOD has decided to patch the retail release's developer commentary into all editions for free. Hella good news, huh? The update's already available on the PlayStation 4, but it will drop on the PlayStation 3 on 25th...

News: Turn Down the Volume for NieR: Automata's Fan Message Video

Turn Down the Volume for NieR: Automata's Fan Message Video

Scream if you're hyped

When NieR: Automata was revealed last year at E3, there was reason to be excited. Developed by Platinum Games, the action role-playing sequel is a project that's obviously worth keeping an eye on - and today, Square Enix has taken the opportunity to thank fans for their support and enthusiasm up to this point. The video...

News: Dragon Quest Heroes II Mashes More Monsters Later This Year in Japan

Dragon Quest Heroes II Mashes More Monsters Later This Year in Japan

We could be heroes

Dragon Quest Heroes II is back for more monster madness later this year, as a 27th May 2016 release date has been confirmed for Japan. This probably means that we'll be seeing it before the end of the year if the sequel does indeed make it overseas. The action role-playing game is charging onto PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and...

News: Don't Expect Dragon Quest XI on PS4 Until Late 2017

Don't Expect Dragon Quest XI on PS4 Until Late 2017

Here in the West, at least

All that we've seen of Dragon Quest XI so far is a nice looking tech demo, and for that reason, we've always assumed that the finished product is a long way off. It comes as no surprise, then, that Square Enix has put a tentative May 2017 launch window on the game - and that's only for Japan. The publisher is actually...

News: Final Fantasy XV Will Cater to All Kinds of Players with Different Battle Modes

Final Fantasy XV Will Cater to All Kinds of Players with Different Battle Modes

Your call, Noct

It's about time that we got some semi-decent Final Fantasy XV info, so we're glad that the official forums have thrown out some fresh details. As it turns out, the upcoming role-playing game won't have difficulty settings. Instead, the title's battle system will feature different gameplay modes that you can switch between depending...

News: Final Fantasy XIII's Lightning Is a Louis Vuitton Fashion Model Now

Final Fantasy XIII's Lightning Is a Louis Vuitton Fashion Model Now

Fabula, darling

That noise that you can hear is the sound of a thousand Push Square readers collectively grinding their teeth. Lightning, the protagonist of Square Enix's divisive Final Fantasy XIII story arc, has "agreed" – that's what the press release says – to become the face of the latest Louis Vuitton fashion line. Better than being a...

News: Final Fantasy XV Is 'Not Going to Be a Love Story'

Final Fantasy XV Is 'Not Going to Be a Love Story'

Stop the sop

Mainline Final Fantasy games have always been emotionally charged - even if they're a little heavy handed at times - and Final Fantasy XV will likely be no different. However, speaking with Examiner, ever-talkative director Hajime Tabata has stated that the upcoming role-playing release is "not going to be a love story". "That's not...