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News: Samurai Fighter The Last Blade 2 Carves Up PS4, Vita Next Month

Samurai Fighter The Last Blade 2 Carves Up PS4, Vita Next Month

Complete with online multiplayer

Originally released in Japanese arcades all the way back in 1998, The Last Blade 2 is bringing 18 swordsmen together on PlayStation 4 and Vita so that they can once again slice the snot out of each other. This is a tense 2D fighter that became something of a cult release, and it's being revived next month on Sony's...

Store Update: 19th April 2016 (North America)

19th April 2016 (North America)

Ahoy, ahoy

Invisible Inc! Koi! Pang Adventures! Ms. Pac-Man with a Platinum! This week's North American PlayStation Store update may not be packed with retail heavy hitters, but there are a deluge of digital games that you should be paying attention to. Here's the full line-up for your perusal. PS4 Games: Arcade Game Series: Dig Dug (Out...

Store Update: 19th April 2016 (Europe)

19th April 2016 (Europe)

The whopper

It's an absolutely mind bogglingly big European PlayStation Store update this week – especially if you own a PlayStation 4. We count 21 new titles on Sony's new-gen system, but there are various permutations of the same game padding out the number. The highlight for Europeans should be the belated arrival of Ratchet & Clank, but...

News: UK Sales Charts: Dark Souls III Dominates on PS4

UK Sales Charts: Dark Souls III Dominates on PS4

Over 70 per cent of copies sold on Sony's system

It's no surprise given the series' history, but Dark Souls III absolutely dominated on the PlayStation 4 during launch week. Bandai Namco's hotly anticipated sequel – which topped the UK sales charts, outpacing Dark Souls II's debut by 61 per cent – moved 71 per cent of its units on Sony's...

Site News: Push Square Readers Select the 64 Greatest PlayStation Games of All Time

Push Square Readers Select the 64 Greatest PlayStation Games of All Time

And it's a strong list

Several months of perfectly planned polls coordinated by Push Square reader themcnoisy have brought us to this point: the 64 greatest PlayStation games ever made – according to you, the readers. For those of you that haven't been keeping tabs on the enormous thread in our forum, members have been voting for their favourite...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 113

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 113

Play time

It's the weekend. We're gonna play games like it's the weekend. We're gonna beat games like it's the weekend. And there may be a Platinum or two earned for good measure. Y'all know the drill by now, valued readers – here's what we're playing this weekend. Sammy Barker, Editor: I had a dreadfully tough time with the first ten or so...

News: Vita RPG Ray Gigant Sends Teens to Fight World-Ending Monsters in May

Vita RPG Ray Gigant Sends Teens to Fight World-Ending Monsters in May

Those crazy kids

If Japanese role-playing games have taught us anything, it's that when the world's under siege from unstoppable Gods of destruction, mankind's best bet is to send in a bunch of teenagers to do the dirty work - and that's exactly what upcoming Vita dungeon crawler Ray Gigant is all about. Sporting a pretty neat art style and a...

News: March 2016 NPD: Sony Scores Hat-Trick as The Division Propels PS4 to Third Win of the Year

March 2016 NPD: Sony Scores Hat-Trick as The Division Propels PS4 to Third Win of the Year

"Thank you to our fans"

Sony won its third NPD report of the year, as the PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in the United States for the month of March. Despite this, hardware sales actually declined by 19 per cent year-over-year, due to the lower prices of consoles across the board. Fortunately, an 8 per cent increase in software revenue...

News: Is This the Beginning of the End for the PlayStation Vita?

Is This the Beginning of the End for the PlayStation Vita?

Sony starting to cease shipments, it seems

It seems like, over four years since its original launch, the PlayStation Vita is nearing the end of its run. Reports are swirling that Sony has ceased shipping the system to the Netherlands, with major retailer Bol.com currently having only two units left in stock. And now a retail source has told NDTV...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Far Cry Primal Features in Tame Week

Japanese Sales Charts: Far Cry Primal Features in Tame Week

Not so wild

Yes! Your humble host has managed to wrestle this week's Japanese sales charts from associate editor Robert Ramsey's iron clasp for the first time in years; unfortunately, it's a rubbish one. Far Cry Primal was the highest charting new game for the week ending 10th April, moving 25,302 units on the PlayStation 4. The other big story is...

Store Update: 12th April 2016 (North America)

12th April 2016 (North America)

What a time to be alive

This may not be the biggest North American PlayStation Store update ever, but quality trumps quantity every single time. And what a line-up it is: Dark Souls III, Ratchet & Clank, and Stories: Path of Destinies are all up for grabs. Samurai Warriors 4: Empires is also apparently out now, which seems to be the case every...

News: Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness Clamps Down on PS4, Vita This September

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness Clamps Down on PS4, Vita This September

Mandatory, repeat, mandatory

Announced for a Western release earlier in the year, Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness now has a confirmed launch date on PlayStation 4 and Vita. The visual novel title, which features player choice and multiple endings, takes place during the first season of the critically acclaimed anime, which first aired in Japan in...

Store Update: 12th April 2016 (Europe)

12th April 2016 (Europe)

Knight time

A short but sweet European PlayStation Store update this week, with Dark Souls III leading the charge. Ratchet & Clank is listed as a 15th April release, but as far as we understand it, this only applies to France, unfortunately. Other highlights this time include the DOOM open beta and Stories: The Path of Destinies. PS4 Games:...

News: Guacamelee Dev's Severed Cuts Vita to the Quick This Month

Guacamelee Dev's Severed Cuts Vita to the Quick This Month

Slash-tastic

Surprise! Severed, one of our most anticipated PlayStation Vita exclusives, will launch on 26th April, with a 10 per cent discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Talented dev Drinkbox Studios is yet to set a final price, but it expects it to be in the region of $14.99/£11.99, so it won't be breaking the bank. In other words: if...

Review: Stranger of Sword City (PS Vita)

Stranger of Sword City (PS Vita)

Outsider art

Stranger of Sword City does a great job of living up to its name. Trapped in a weird, rather haunting fantasy world, you're constantly made to feel like an outsider – someone that's stumbled into a series of events that they can't quite comprehend. This is a dungeon crawler with an atmospheric edge, and although it doesn't do a great...