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News: Choose a Sony Faction with This Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Comparison Video

Choose a Sony Faction with This Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Comparison Video

May the best man win

With Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends out now in North America and almost here in Europe, we have to ask: which faction will you be siding with? We aren't talking about legendary armies, of course, but the three flagship Sony formats. For the first time in the franchise's history, the game will be available to play on all of...

Review: Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition (PlayStation 4)

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition (PlayStation 4)

Generation X-treme

"What's the deal with Dynasty Warriors?" is a question that's echoed every now and then across the gaming sphere. To say that it's a divisive property is an understatement – this is a franchise that's in possession of a rabidly loyal core fanbase, while each new instalment receives wildly varying review scores that range from...

Review: Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition (PlayStation Vita)

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition (PlayStation Vita)

Han-held

Sporting a name that's almost as ridiculous as its core gameplay, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition consists of both Dynasty Warriors 8, which released on the PlayStation 3 last summer, and the Xtreme Legends expansion, which can also be purchased separately as a standalone title on Sony's ageing console. The latter...

Review: Deception IV: Blood Ties (PlayStation Vita)

Deception IV: Blood Ties (PlayStation Vita)

Showing some skin

Did you ever watch Home Alone and ask yourself whether it’d be more entertaining with giant, bloody traps and massive buildings? Deception IV: Blood Ties is just like that, only instead of the main character being a lucky little albino kid whose parents hate him, you play as Satan’s daughter, a young woman who has a horrible...

Review: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (PlayStation 3)

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (PlayStation 3)

Dead and Alive

Ryu Hayabusa – gaming icon and goody two-shoes – is a little bit too awesome, don’t you think? He’s worked his way through some of the hardest games on the market, hardly breaking a sweat. He’s faced all sorts of fiendish enemies and has come through mostly unscathed. But not anymore – Yaiba Kamikaze, a psychopath ninja,...

News: See Dynasty Warriors 8: Complete Edition in Action on PS4 with This Newest Trailer

See Dynasty Warriors 8: Complete Edition in Action on PS4 with This Newest Trailer

Content conquest

With Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition stomping onto the PlayStation 4 in the very near future, it would seem that now's the perfect time to unleash a new trailer showcasing the title on Sony's next-gen system. Aside from easily looking like the franchise's prettiest release yet, the latest instalment in the...

News: Gust Sheds Some Light on Its Next Atelier Title

Gust Sheds Some Light on Its Next Atelier Title

Back to brewing

With Atelier Escha and Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky out now in the West, developer Gust is ready to show off the final game in its 'twilight' saga, which is currently codenamed Project A16. Details are somewhat scarce at the moment, but the studio has offered a sneak peak at a new alchemist in training, as well as a desert...

News: Indulge Your Evil Side in This Deception IV Interactive Quiz

Indulge Your Evil Side in This Deception IV Interactive Quiz

That's got to hurt

Cruelty is the name of the game in menacing PlayStation 3 and Vita release Deception IV: Blood Ties. Rather than get her hands dirty, Laegrinna prefers to sit back and enjoy the view as her victims fall to their demise. And using a series of intricate traps, you'll be in charge of the methods by which her foes die. However, if...

Review: Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (PlayStation 3)

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (PlayStation 3)

Philosopher's groan

Once again focusing on the practice of alchemy and the need to complete countless jobs for the populace, Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is the latest entry in developer Gust's long running series. It's full of the kind of mechanics, tropes, and characters that fans have come to expect – but does the tried...

Guide: Slaying for Beginners in Toukiden: The Age of Demons on PS Vita

Slaying for Beginners in Toukiden: The Age of Demons on PS Vita

Slay school

Greetings wannabe Slayers, and welcome to what will hopefully be a helpful beginner's guide to Tecmo Koei's Oni slaughtering simulator. As we stated in our review, Toukiden: The Age of Demons may not be quite as demanding as titles of a similar nature like Capcom's Monster Hunter series, but there are still quite a few mechanics to...

News: Behold Dynasty Warriors 8: Complete Edition's New Characters in Action on PS4

Behold Dynasty Warriors 8: Complete Edition's New Characters in Action on PS4

High five

Alongside its seemingly silky smooth performance and enhanced texture work on the PlayStation 4, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition sports five new characters, and each of them can be seen smashing the daylights out of lowly peons in the videos that we've embedded below. Fans who have been keeping up with the Japanese...

News: Dynasty Warriors: Gundam is being Reborn on Western PS3s This Summer

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam is being Reborn on Western PS3s This Summer

Mobile Suit Fundam

Just when you thought that the Dynasty Warriors news couldn't get any better this year after publisher Tecmo Koei announced that Dynasty Warriors: Xtreme Legends Complete Edtion was heading West in April, the Japanese company goes ahead and throws a vague Summer release date at us for Shin Gundam Musou — or, as it'll be known...

News: Slay Some Free Soul Sacrifice-Style DLC with the Latest Toukiden Update

Slay Some Free Soul Sacrifice-Style DLC with the Latest Toukiden Update

Keep on slayin'

If you've been enjoying the simple delight of slaughtering hundreds of Oni since Toukiden: The Age of Demons released earlier this month, you'll be happy to know that publisher Tecmo Koei has more content for you to skewer in the works. Starting today, you'll be able to download the title's latest 1.01 update, a small patch that...

Review: Toukiden: The Age of Demons (PlayStation Vita)

Toukiden: The Age of Demons (PlayStation Vita)

SlayStation Portable

Toukiden: The Age of Demons tells the tale of a world engulfed in war between rampaging demonic hordes – known as Oni – and humanity's last hope of survival: Slayers. This overarching narrative paves the way for gameplay that's undoubtedly similar to Capcom's popular Monster Hunter franchise – but with the addition of a...

News: Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition Ties Tongues on PS4 in April

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition Ties Tongues on PS4 in April

Push square to xtreme

Launching earlier today, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends' official site holds a bounty of new information regarding both the PlayStation 3 standalone expansion, and Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition - which is marching onto the PS Vita and the PS4. All three releases will be made available on April 4th in...

News: Team Ninja Stealthily Teases New Title for the PlayStation 4

Team Ninja Stealthily Teases New Title for the PlayStation 4

Ryu expecting that?

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z may just be the silliest game releasing in the near future; the title's ridiculous zombie ninja hybrid has us both puzzled and absolutely delighted. But if you were hoping that co-developer Team Ninja would also be cooking up something a little less ridiculous to balance this glaring goofiness, you may be...

First Impressions: Toukiden Looks to Forge a Strong Handheld Slay-'Em-Up

Toukiden Looks to Forge a Strong Handheld Slay-'Em-Up

Face your demons

From the developers of Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors comes Toukiden: The Age of Demons, a monster-slaying, loot-grinding, Eastern-styled action RPG that seems tailored to portable play. Publisher Tecmo Koei's dedication to Sony's troubled handheld console is admirable – but does its newest creation shine like a beacon of...