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Review: Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk (PlayStation 3)

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk (PlayStation 3)

'My alchemy brings all the boys to the yard'

The Atelier franchise has been running for a long time – sixteen years to be exact. And in those sixteen years, developer Gust Corporation has produced fifteen entries in the main series and a further seven side games. With so many Atelier titles on offer, it's easy to completely dismiss Atelier Ayesha:...

News: Snap Up Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly on the PSN This Week

Snap Up Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly on the PSN This Week

Classic title in focus

Floating closely behind the ghoulish wisps of the original Fatal Frame, platform holder Sony has confirmed that sequel Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly will haunt the PlayStation Network in North America this week. The barebones PS2 Classic puts you in the shoes of a pair of twins who are investigating a haunted village...

News: Fatal Frame Photographs the PlayStation Network This Week

Fatal Frame Photographs the PlayStation Network This Week

Sick shot

The original Fatal Frame is set to snap the North American PlayStation Network this week, according to the PlayStation Blogcast. The title will launch as a PS2 Classic, so don’t expect any fancy visual upgrades. Still, despite the dated graphics, we’re sure that the release will manage to scare you absolutely rotten. For those out...

News: Dynasty Warriors 8 Marches West Later This Year

Dynasty Warriors 8 Marches West Later This Year

Back for more

Tecmo Koei has announced that Dynasty Warriors 8 is making the arduous journey to Western territories. Fortunately for series fans, the wait won’t be a long one, as the game's set to launch on 12th July in Europe and 16th July in North America. Adding to the good news, it’s been confirmed that the sequel will support both...

News: Toukiden Demo Tempting PlayStation Vita Owners in April

Toukiden Demo Tempting PlayStation Vita Owners in April

Monster mash

A demo for Tecmo Koei’s historical demon slayer Toukiden will trample Japanese PlayStation Vitas in early April, platform holder Sony announced overnight. The game – which is also in production for the PlayStation Portable – is due out this summer, and is being developed by the team behind the Dynasty Warriors series, Omega...

News: Tecmo Koei Undresses Dead or Alive 5 Plus Footage

Tecmo Koei Undresses Dead or Alive 5 Plus Footage

Real knockout

Dead or Alive 5 Plus may not be garnering quite the same attention as Killzone: Mercenary and Tearaway, but it probably should be – and not just because it sports ladies in skimpy outfits. The portable fighter looks set to be a real technical masterpiece, boasting some seriously impressive visuals in this brand new gameplay...

News: Touch Your Favourite Fighters in Dead or Alive 5 Plus

Touch Your Favourite Fighters in Dead or Alive 5 Plus

Your heartbeat next to ours

If you’ve always been eager to tickle Kasumi into submission, then Dead or Alive 5 Plus should be right up your alley. The portable PlayStation Vita remake features a brand new ‘Touch Fight’ mode, which allows you to attack opponents using simple taps and swipes of the touch screen. In this option, the action takes...

News: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Boasts More Blood Than Ever

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Boasts More Blood Than Ever

Scarlet shredder

Don’t think that Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus will be going soft in its transition to the PlayStation Vita, because publisher Tecmo Koei has confirmed that handheld port will be bloodier than ever before. The title, due out on 26th February in North America and 1st March in Europe, will boast a bevy of new modes, in addition to a...

News: Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus Strikes North American PS Plus

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus Strikes North American PS Plus

Slice and dice

Sony is rounding out January in style, by giving away copies of Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus to North American PlayStation Plus subscribers. The critically acclaimed PlayStation Vita port – which secured a strong 8/10 in our review – will be available for free from 29th January, so make sure you free up some space on your system’s...

News: Your Bikinis Will Be Compatible with Dead or Alive 5 Plus

Your Bikinis Will Be Compatible with Dead or Alive 5 Plus

Fill your boots

If you’ve already acquired a healthy wardrobe of skimpy Dead or Alive 5 costumes, then you may be delighted to learn that they’ll all be compatible with the fighter’s upcoming PlayStation Vita port, Dead or Alive 5 Plus. That brand new first-person mode may have a purpose after all. In addition, according to

News: Share Your Skills with Dead or Alive 5 Video Upload Patch

Share Your Skills with Dead or Alive 5 Video Upload Patch

Put on a show

Budding kings of the ring will soon be able to evidence their ability in the arena with video footage. A forthcoming patch for Dead or Alive 5 will allow you to upload your match replays to both YouTube and Facebook, though there is currently no date for the upgrade. Other improvements include the option to filter online matches by...

News: Dead or Alive 5 Plus Will Allow You to Poke Your Rivals

Dead or Alive 5 Plus Will Allow You to Poke Your Rivals

Not like that

Tecmo Koei has finally decided to furnish us with some screenshots of its upcoming PlayStation Vita fighter Dead or Alive 5 Plus. While the images look great, we can’t help but feel that they look a little too great. After all, it’s not like publishers are always honest about the appearance of their games. Alongside the suspicious...

News: Dead or Alive 5 Plus Gets Jiggy on 19th March in North America

Dead or Alive 5 Plus Gets Jiggy on 19th March in North America

Shake it all about

Tecmo Koei may be doing little more than porting its console titles to PlayStation Vita, but at least it’s releasing something on the platform. Sadly, that’s more than we can say for most other third-parties at the moment. Speaking of which: the company’s just announced a 19th March release date for Dead or Alive 5 Plus in...

News: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Infiltrates Vita on 26th February

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Infiltrates Vita on 26th February

Prior warning

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus will scurry onto North American store shelves on 26th February in North America, publisher Tecmo Koei has announced. It’ll take protagonist Ryu Hayabusa and crew a little while longer reach Europe, where the title will emerge on 1st March. The portable port of the console port – think about it – will...

News: Dead or Alive 5 Plus Features a First-Person Mode

Dead or Alive 5 Plus Features a First-Person Mode

Up close and personal

Dead or Alive 5 Plus for the PlayStation Vita will boast a brand new first-person mode that will allow you to inspect your opponents with the system's accelerometer. The nifty feature will prompt you to hold the platform vertically in order to get a “full-screen view” of your foe. We can’t imagine why you’d possibly...

News: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Punches PlayStation 3 and Vita

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Punches PlayStation 3 and Vita

Heavy hitters

A sequel to Namco Bandai and Tecmo Koei’s anime tie-in One Piece: Pirate Warriors is coming to both the PlayStation 3 and Vita. The sequel – unsurprisingly named One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 – was announced in the latest issue of Japanese magazine Shonen Jump. The sequel will be set within the so-called ‘New World’ story arc,...

News: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Cuts Down Difficulty with Hero Mode

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Cuts Down Difficulty with Hero Mode

Down to size

Tecmo Koei's implementing a beginner option into the wordy Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus. The patronisingly named ‘Hero’ mode will allow ninja newbies to conquer the upcoming PlayStation Vita re-release without needing to break a sweat. Well, unless Ayane is on-screen. The dainty difficulty will implement automatic blocking when...