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July2015

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 76

    Let's go round again

    And just like that, it's the weekend. To be honest, your humble host is feeling a bit drained after the excitement – and subsequent late night – of the Shenmue III Kickstarter, so you'll find no witty comments within this drawn out pre-amble. Then again, we exhausted our selection of those about... Oh, two years ago, didn't...

  • News PS4 Sci-Fi Games Heavily Discounted in NA Flash Sale

    Out of this world

    Who cares about Prime Day, anyway? Sony's launched a gigantic PlayStation Network Flash Sale in North America just in time for the weekend, and it spans a selection of stellar sci-fi titles. We'll start with the PlayStation 4 releases, because, let's be honest, that's what you came for. Highlights include Borderlands: The...

  • News June 2015 NPD: Batman Takes PS4 for a Ride to the Top of the Charts

    Sony's system still at sales summit

    Sony secured yet another month at the top of the USA sales charts in June 2015, as Batman: Arkham Knight helped the PlayStation 4 hold its lead at the top of the hardware charts. Despite a 51 per cent increase in Xbox One sales, Microsoft still couldn't dethrone the Japanese giant's new-gen system, which was no...

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    PS Vita

    Review Ar nosurge Plus

    Passionate beats

    The PlayStation Vita has a formidable catalogue of Japanese role-playing games that always seems to be expanding, but it's fairly easy to make the argument that Ar nosurge Plus is one of the better additions. An enhanced port of the PlayStation 3 title which released last year, it's an enjoyably unique adventure that boasts an...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PlayStation's Road to Nowhere Continues

    Behold and despair

    Unless something changes dramatically over the next few weeks, we're not really sure how we'll be able to keep these articles at least somewhat interesting. Sony's Japanese campaign continues to drag at a despairing rate, with both PlayStation 4 and Vita sales dipping once again last week. You can compare the prior week's...

  • News Tons of PS4 Releases Reduced on European PlayStation Store

    Penny pincher

    Another week, another slew of stellar discounts on the European PlayStation Store. Sony's expanding the scope of its ongoing summer sale with a bunch of digital PlayStation 4 titles this week, with the likes of Teslagrad, TowerFall Ascension, and Transistor all available for less than a fiver. Both the PlayStation 3 and Vita are also...

  • News There's Another New Digimon Game Coming to PS Vita in 2016

    Will we get this one, too?

    These are exciting times for Digimon fans, mainly because one of the property's best games is actually heading West. Indeed, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth releases in Europe and North America in 2016 on PlayStation 4 and Vita, but that hasn't stopped Bandai Namco from revealing that another new digi-based title is in...

  • News PlayStation Mobile Officially Ends Distribution Tomorrow

    A rather short chapter

    Just a friendly reminder: no more PlayStation Mobile games will be released after tomorrow, and you won't be able to purchase any existing ones. Sony's failed mobile platform was announced to be coming to an end a while back, but given that we thought its last game, Oh, Deer!, was good enough to warrant some attention, we...

  • Store Update 14th July 2015 (North America)

    Hole in one

    It's a big week on the North American PlayStation Store, with God of War III Remastered, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, and Godzilla all vying for your attention on the PlayStation 4 alone. Other highlights include EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour and new Batman: Arkham Knight DLC. There's even a fresh PSP game for goodness sake. PS4...

  • Store Update 14th July 2015 (Europe)

    Take your pick

    Oh right, Sony's still doing that weird thing where it posts the European PlayStation Store update on Tuesday, but a ton of the content doesn't actually release until later in the week. We forgot this time SCEE, but we'll be back next week and we'll be on time, so stick that in your pipe and smoke it. PS4 Games: Arcade Archives...

  • Out This Week God of War III Remastered, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, Godzilla

    Godspeed

    It's a surprisingly big week for new releases here on Planet PlayStation, as the industry is rocked from its post-E3 hangover with a series of noteworthy new titles. God of War III Remastered is arguably the big one, as it represents Kratos' first foray onto the PlayStation 4 – but both Godzilla and EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour are...

  • UK Sales Charts F1 2015 Takes Pole Position on PS4

    Vroom

    F1 2015 had enough fuel in its tank to overtake Batman: Arkham Knight this week, as the Codemasters developed racer has soared to the summit of the UK sales charts. The first PlayStation 4 adaptation of the iconic motorsport improved upon the sales of its previous gen predecessor by a whopping 367 per cent – though it's worth noting that...

  • Push Rewind The Witcher 3 PS4 Patches, Rocket League, And Not a Whole Lot Else

    Say what you want

    If the industry was ever going to take a week off, it picked the right one. Push Square Towers has been too busy perched in front of the tennis to talk about video games – but given the overall winners, this author kinda wished that he hadn't bothered. In all seriousness, it's been a quiet few days on Planet PlayStation. Still,...

  • News Sony Wants to Amplify Indie Scene in Japan

    Bold goals

    Indie games represent a gigantic part of the market in Europe and North America right now, but they're less popular in Japan. We're starting to see developers like Yu Suzuki, Keiji Inafune, and Koji Igarashi break away from big publishers in order to go it alone, but these examples are rare. Speaking at the BitSummit convention in...

  • News Crypt of the NecroDancer Is Waltzing onto PS4, Vita

    No release date given

    Cha-chaing from PC to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita is Crypt of the NecroDancer, a rhythm-based, roguelike dungeon crawler. "Crypt of the NecroDancer's unique gameplay and captivating soundtrack have been a hit on PC," a spokesperson wrote on the official PlayStation Blog. "We are extremely excited to make our...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 75

    New balls, please

    The weekend has finally arrived, which means that it's Wimbledon finals time. Of course, if you're not interested in scoffing strawberries while marvelling at Roger Federer's ability to make tennis balls bow to his every whim, then you'll probably be playing some PlayStation games. As such, let's get this latest edition of WAYP...

  • News Sony to Host PlayStation Press Conference in Shanghai on 29th July

    China joy

    They've made such minimal impact that you may be forgiven for forgetting that the PlayStation 4 and Vita recently launched in China, but Sony will be holding a press conference in Shanghai on 29th July in order to discuss its future plans for the formats in the potentially lucrative territory. Big names like Andrew House – the...

  • News Date Your Dream Bird in Hatoful Boyfriend on PS4, Vita

    Something to crow about

    Bizarre bird dating simulation Hatoful Boyfriend will give the PlayStation 4 and Vita a peck on the cheek this month. To be clear, we're not using vaguely sexist British slang when we say 'birds' – we really mean the ones of the feathered variety. This bonkers visual novel – due out on 21st July in Europe and North...

  • News The Campaign for a Better PSN Continues

    Make your voice heard

    People exaggerate a lot when it comes to the PlayStation Network, but there's absolutely no doubt that the service could be better. You may recall that earlier in the year we reported on a movement among users regarding the demand for a Better PSN – well, the initiative hasn't fizzled out. Fans have created a new website in...

  • News Samurai Warriors 4-II Conquers a Release Date on PS4, PS3, and Vita

    Lightning strikes twice

    Before you start, yes, we're well aware that there seems to be a new Warriors game hitting the market every other month, but given the recent quality of Koei's hack and slash franchises, we're not too worried - at least, not yet. The next instalment to be heading West is Samurai Warriors 4-II. Not quite a sequel to the...

  • News Samurai Warriors 4: Empires Mixes Slashing with Strategy in Its First Trailer

    Plus, build your own castle

    The latest in Koei's Samurai Warriors series is carving its way into Japanese stores this September, and this time, it's bringing a bit of strategy along with it. Samurai Warriors 4: Empires takes the fourth game's large cast of characters and pits them against each other as their warlords try to conquer feudal Japan,...

  • News Yu and Rise Step It Up In Persona 4 Dancing All Night's English Trailers

    Dance for the truth

    Persona 4 Dancing All Night is coming West later this year, and to be totally honest, we can't wait to give it a go. Sure, the idea of dancing to save your high school buddies is just a few steps away from being overly ridiculous, but when the game looks as fun as this, it's hard to care. With the title's launch creeping ever...

  • News The Teen Who Ruined PS4's Christmas Narrowly Avoids Jail

    Convicted of over 50,000 computer crimes

    Do you remember when the PlayStation Network went down? No, we don't mean last night – we're talking about the last major outage, which occurred over Christmas. Sony's servers were down for days, and while the whole sorry affair was good for our traffic ticker, it didn't exactly reflect well on the platform...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS Vita and Persona 4 Dancing All Night Take a Tumble

    Murder on the dance floor

    After a brief stint at the top, the Vita's fallen down the Japanese charts along with heavy hitting exclusive Persona 4 Dancing All Night. Sony's handheld device sold through just 14,067 units last week, while the aforementioned dance-'em-up went from selling 94,036 copies in its first week to 13,028 in its second -...

  • Store Update 7th July 2015 (North America)

    On target

    With all of the PlayStation Network disruption yesterday, the North American PlayStation Store update came hot in the middle of the night, so we're sorry if we're posting it later than normal. Still, if you haven't had a chance to browse the Japanese giant's online plaza, the highlights include Rocket League and the PlayStation Vita port...

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    PS Mobile

    Review Oh, Deer!

    Buck up

    There's no doubt about it: Oh, Deer!'s got ample game – just not necessarily the right kind. NecroSoft's last hurrah for Sony's ill-fated PlayStation Mobile initiative epitomises everything that the programme should have stood for: it's accessible, affordable, and utterly outlandish. And yet despite all of that, it's more of a proof of...

  • News This Probably Isn't The Dragon Quest Announcement You Wanted

    Square Enix wants in on the Minecraft crowd

    Last week, Square Enix was teasing a Dragon Quest announcement in Japan. Many speculated that the publisher was going to reveal the series' next main instalment, while others thought that it could have something to do with the franchise's well known spin-offs. As it turns out, both guesses were wrong, as...

  • Video Watch As We Recap June 2015's Best PS4, PS3, and Vita Games

    WHAT ARE THEY?!

    Hello valued viewers! I'm back (again) with a packet of Strepsils and a bit of a sore throat. I've been p***ing everyone at Push Square Towers off this month by practicing my Batman impression, and I reckon that I've perfected my grizzly growl for this particular video. Gargling with gravel rather than Listerine appears to have...

  • News It Sounds Like the PSN's Having Trouble

    Here we go again

    Can't sign into the PlayStation Network? Is the PlayStation Store unavailable? If the reports that we're getting sent are accurate, Sony's network is having some issues – but the company is aware. Follow us on Twitter for more updates on the ongoing PSN issues According to the PSN's status page, you may have trouble getting...

  • News Helldivers: Super-Earth Ultimate Edition Blasts into Brick and Mortar Stores

    Masters of the market

    Helldivers, the Arrowhead developed isometric smash for all three flagship PlayStation formats, has been such a success on the PlayStation Store that it's receiving a retail release next month. Helldivers: Super-Earth Ultimate Edition will come with the original PlayStation 4 game on Blu-ray, as well as downloadable vouchers...

  • Store Update 7th July 2015 (Europe)

    Day early friend

    Well this is all rather new, isn't it? The European PlayStation Store historically doesn't update until Wednesday, but with more and more games dropping on a Tuesday, it seems like Sony's decided to share the lineup for the Old World a little earlier. It's worth noting that not every game is out today, but most are. The question is:...

  • Out This Week Rocket League, Geometry Wars 3 Vita, Pneuma: Breath of Life

    The beautiful game

    After a brief hiatus for E3 2015 and various holidays, we're bringing Out This Week back with a vengeance. With the sun currently scorching the UK – seriously, it's been baking here the past few days – you may be dreading the impending summer drought, but things are actually looking quite fruitful here on Planet PlayStation...

  • News Despair at Danganronpa Another Episode's Intro Movie

    Kuma 'nd see it

    You may have successfully escaped from Hope's Peak Academy in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, but The Biggest, Most Awful, Most Tragic Event in Human History awaits outside – and Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls arms you with a Hacking Gun and plunges you into the Monokuma-infested fray. Set after the events of...

  • News Zero Escape 3 Flees to PS Vita in 2016

    Patience is a Virtue

    Cult series Zero Escape will be getting a sequel on the PlayStation Vita in Summer 2016, an anime panel in Los Angeles has revealed. Zero Escape 3 will continue the narrative of 999 and Virtue's Last Reward, with Spike Chunsoft and Aksys Games once again collaborating on the release. The title will be playable in both Japanese...

  • Game of the Month The Best PlayStation Games of June 2015

    Manga madness, millionaire heroes, feudal Japan, and lots of guns

    Wow, and we thought that May was a weak month. To be fair, the rules of Game of the Month state that we can't include re-releases of any kind that have appeared on a PlayStation console in the past, so the likes of the great Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition missed out on a chance at...

  • UK Sales Charts Batman: Arkham Knight Grapples Top Spot

    No Joker

    Batman: Arkham Knight has overcome Scarecrow's fear toxin to top the UK sales charts for a second consecutive week. Warner Bros' domination of the industry continued as LEGO Jurassic World completed yet another double header for the publisher, which has been knocking it out of the park ever since Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor released last...

  • Push Rewind PlayStation Plus Freebies, Uncharted 4, Canned Consoles

    Nothing gold can stay

    And that, as they say, is the end of that. This author's summer holiday is over, which means that it's back to the coal face for your regularly prescribed dose of Push Rewind. To be perfectly honest with you, it's nice compiling these after some time away, as it offers an excuse to catch up on all of the news. Here we go...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 74

    It's too hot for this

    Here in the UK, we're currently still enduring a rather sweaty heatwave. Now before you start, yes, we realise that other, generally more sunny countries deal with heat like this on a regular basis, but we Brits just aren't used to it, as evidenced by everyone walking around in public without their shirts on - the dirty...

  • News It's The Weekend, So Of Course PSN Is Down

    Oh, come on

    Well, you can cancel your social weekend gaming plans: the PlayStation Network is currently down, according to countless reports that we've received all within the last ten or so minutes. We can confirm that we're offline here at the Push Square offices, too. Are you about to put your PlayStation 4 through the nearest window? Sit down...

  • News Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Digivolves with Its First English PS4 Screenshots

    European release also confirmed

    If you didn't hear the news overnight, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is heading to North America on PlayStation 4 and Vita - and now it's been confirmed that it'll also be completing its European DigiDestiny in 2016, too. The role-playing game, which sees you traverse trippy dungeons as you investigate the merging of...

  • News Your DigiDestiny Is to Play Digmon Story: Cyber Sleuth on PS4 and Vita in 2016

    Bandai Namco confirms Western release

    The prayers of all you DigiDestined have been answered: Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is coming West. The news broke earlier via a panel at the Anime Expo, at which Bandai Namco confirmed that the role-playing game would be coming to North America in 2016. And, while there's currently no concrete details on a...

  • News Get a Load of Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment's PS4 Gameplay

    Honed to a fine edge

    Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is a decent action role-playing game on Vita, but its enhanced PlayStation 4 port, Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment, looks to polish up a title that was, at times, a little rough around the edges. Fortunately, it's looking quite good for fans, as the new-gen edition's latest trailer...

  • News One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3's New Trailer Takes Us to Punk Hazard, and it Looks Rad

    Luffin' it

    As many One Piece or Warriors fans will tell you, the Pirate Warriors titles are a lot of fun. Melding the much moved manga and anime franchise to Omega Force's penchant for crazy hack and slash action, the colourful cast make for some great playable characters as you mow down thousands of hapless sea dogs. And while One Piece: Pirate...

  • Store Update 1st July 2015 (Europe)

    Ready sweat go

    If you didn't already know, it's been a scorching couple of days for us here in the UK. We've had to deal with melting editors, sticky office chairs, and, of course, combusting consoles. Now we don't know about you, but that usually means it's a good time to close the curtains, slap the air conditioning on, and play some games...

  • News July's Free PlayStation Plus Games Include Rocket League and Entwined on PS4

    Styx: Master of Shadows also sneaks in

    Uh oh, we can already hear people grabbing their pitchforks. The PlayStation Plus games selection for July has been revealed, and, well, there's not a Knack to be found. Joking aside, this month's batch of free titles includes the super fun Rocket League, and the rather gorgeous Entwined on PlayStation 4. The...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Persona 4 Dancing All Night Helps Vita Boogie to Victory

    Beary good

    There's finally some moderately good news for PlayStation in Japan, as Sony's sleek little handheld has grooved to the top of the hardware charts thanks to the release of Vita exclusive, Persona 4 Dancing All Night. The portable console sold through 23,134 units last week, which is close to double the amount that it sold in the week...

  • News Huge EU PlayStation Store Sales Kick Off This Week

    It's getting hot in here

    The sun's shining in the sky and we're baking in an office, so it must be about time for Sony to kick off its PlayStation Store summer sales. Starting this week in Europe, tons of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita titles are being discounted, and these deals will swap out for new ones each week for four weeks...

  • Store Update 30th June 2015 (North America)

    Summer of fun

    The weekly store update returns, and this time, a slew of Japanese titles are hitting North American shores, including the likes of J-Stars Victory VS+, Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, and Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3. To be honest, it's not a bad summer selection, and with that raging heat outside, it might be best to just settle...

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