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News: Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition Has a Silly Name

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition Has a Silly Name

Oh, and it's releasing on the PS4 and Vita next year in Europe

Video games have historically had trouble in the naming department. Beyond: Two Souls and Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark are two particularly egregious examples from the past twelve months. But far and away the absolute worst name of recent memory has to go to Dynasty Warriors 8:...

First Impressions: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Covers Us in Zombie Blood

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Covers Us in Zombie Blood

No braaains

The weird Ninja Gaiden spin-off that is Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z surprised us during a recent hands-on. For a series that's always been known for its gory disposition, it feels like proceedings may have gone a little bit overboard, with so much blood and mutilation that we found it difficult to discern what was even happening on screen...

Review: Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (PlayStation 3)

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (PlayStation 3)

Girls just wanna have fun

It’s been less than a year since we last went toe-to-toe with Team Ninja’s curious cleavage meets combat comeback Dead or Alive 5, and now – following a temporary detour on the PlayStation Vita – we’re strapping up our appendages and digging out our most inappropriate fighting gear again. As its name so...

Review: Dynasty Warriors 8 (PlayStation 3)

Dynasty Warriors 8 (PlayStation 3)

Xiahou done

There comes a time when you begin to ask yourself why you’re still playing a series of games that has somehow spawned eight main iterations and countless spin-offs while retelling the same old story over and over again. What could possibly be keeping your interest in a franchise that has done almost nothing but stick to its guns for...

News: Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Adopts a Freemium Model on PS3

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Adopts a Freemium Model on PS3

Getting jiggy with it

If you can’t afford to enter the fray with some of gaming’s most inappropriately attired fighters, Team Ninja has hatched a compelling method to allow you to step into the ring without spending a penny. According to popular Japanese publication Famitsu, a freemium iteration of the upcoming Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will be...

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