PlayStation VR is getting enhanced in Japan as part of a new arcade virtual reality cabinet named VR Sense, and Koei Tecmo is one of the first publishers to sign up. It’s bringing a slew of titles to the futuristic format, which aims to invigorate all of your senses – rather than just your eyes and ears. And yes, that means there will...
Did the recent Warrior of Light clip taken from Dissidia Final Fantasy light up your life? Well, perhaps you'd enjoy a little more footage from the forthcoming arcade release. This time we get a look at the Onion Knight and Firion in action. Hurry up and announce a PlayStation 4 port, Square Enix – we need this in our lives!
Well, it wouldn't be a Final Fantasy game without out-of-place apostrophes and bunny ears: Final Fantasy XIV's awkwardly named Y'shtola is the latest Dissidia Final Fantasy character to get the trailer treatment. Alright, technically the Team Ninja release isn't a PlayStation 4 game just yet – but seeing as
Jin and tonic
Tekken 7 will punch its way into Japanese arcades in February 2015, publisher Bandai Namco has announced. The beat-‘em-up was only revealed this summer at the Evo 2014 championships in July, but the organisation has been location testing the release for several weeks now overseas. This news is significant, as a PlayStation 4 port...
Trippin’ balls tremendously
You could look at TxK and pass it off as a simple indie game that harks back to the arcade shooter days of old. However, dismissing it as such would not account for the history and significance behind it. Jeff Minter, the game’s creator, has been in the industry since 1982, and is arguably best known for his 1994...
Balls of steel
Following in the steel ball slipstream of Zen Pinball 2, The Pinball Arcade is the second pinball title to fire its way onto the PlayStation 4. With this next-gen offering, developer Farsight Studios aims to ensure that everyone understands what made many of the classic pinball tables great, and it’s hoping to achieve that by...
Zen out of ten?
One of two pinball titles flipping onto the PlayStation 4 prior to Christmas is Zen Pinball 2, a game that previously graced both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. This next-gen version provides gamers with a chance to battle friends and strangers for the highest score on a range of tailor made tables, a number of which bear...
Be a Fisherman’s Friend
Life on the high seas is tough. Forget about the maggot-infested biscuits and longing glances from your salty old sea mates who want to re-enact some of the scenes from the Titanic with your supple young body, as you have worse things to worry about. There be danger off the starboard bow, Jim lad – and it’s coming right...
Cops 'n' racers
Need for Speed: Rivals rarely wants you to take your foot off the accelerator. Swedish upstart Ghost Games’ debut arcade racer fuses the fast-paced police chases popularised by Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit with the open world pandemonium of Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and serves up an emergent online experience that ensures that...
The well-known handheld hit Angry Birds has returned to consoles – only this time it’s bringing the force along for the ride. Of course, we're referring to the latest entry in the fowl flinging series: the PlayStation 4 version of Angry Birds: Star Wars. In this edition, you’ll be tasked with tossing birds from a catapult in...
Use the birds, Luke
A long time ago (well, 2009), in a galaxy far, far away (Finland), an unassuming development studio named Rovio Entertainment gave birth to a mobile gaming franchise which would ultimately take over the world. Three years later and still going strong, Angry Birds and the beloved Star Wars empire would join forces to create a...
From the makers of the fantastic Super Stardust HD, Resogun offers a twist on classic twin-stick shooters by adopting a cylindrical field of play. The narrative is based upon an alien race called the Keepers, who are imprisoning humans. It’s your goal, then, to destroy any and everything that you see, while snatching up any...
Digging into a new world
Super Motherload is the latest game from indie developer XGen Studios, and is the sequel to a well-loved, free PC title named Motherload. Deployed alongside the PlayStation 4 in North America, the title plots the escapades of the Solarus Corporation, which discovers vast reserves of ore and gems beneath the surface of Mars...
Battles of the body
As you may suspect from the awkwardly dubbed Die! Die! Die!, your primary objective in this PlayStation Vita release is to kill everything that you come into contact with. However, what the name doesn't convey is that this isn't exactly an avenue for yet another murderous rampage. As it turns out, this is a Missile...
Another brick in the wall
The humble block breaker has been stuck in a rut ever since Arkanoid introduced weapons and allowed you to shoot down bricks with Moonraker-esque submachine guns. BreakQuest: Extra Evolution, an enhanced PlayStation Vita port of last year’s well-received PlayStation Mini, aims to smash that sorry spate of stagnation by...
Don't do drugs
Narco Terror is a cheesy 1980s action movie squeezed into a pseudo-isometric twin stick shooter, full to the brim with stupid one-liners, massive explosions, and drug peddlers with machetes. It’s a game that’s based on simply having dumb fun – but how long does it take for the novelty to wear off? As you may probably guess, the...
If there’s one area that the PlayStation Vita is not underrepresented, it’s the simulation pinball genre. While the fledgling handheld may have struggled to trigger the multiball on big blockbuster releases, the console already plays host to two flippin’ good bumper-based affairs in both Zen Pinball 2 and the Pinball Arcade. Sony...
Towers above, casting a superior shadow over generic brawlers
Retro history teaches us that it must not be easy to create a fun and hugely replayable side-scrolling beat-'em-up. The genre is riddled with pitfalls, including repetitive gameplay, tedium and dull button-bashing controls. For every gem like Streets of Rage 2 there has been an abundance...
Imitation is the sincerest form of splattery
A group of adventurers are attacked while relaxing in a tavern and must flee a town that has been set ablaze: does this sound familiar? Indeed, as the opening of Sacred Citadel mirrors the events of the first stage of Guardian Heroes, co-op brawler fans can look forward to a number of nods in reverence to...
Spend a penny
The public toilet is a complex environment, bursting with unwritten rules and accepted traditions. While these standards are not governed by laws, only a brave person dare break them. Men’s Room Mayhem, a brand new PlayStation Vita pee ‘em up from Ripstone and Sawfly Studios, aims to tackle these complex issues in a comical arcade...
We've lost count, too
Developer Arc System Works certainly knows how to get the most out of its fighting franchises. The studio has announced another version of technical brawler BlazBlue, this time carrying the subtitle Chrono Phantasma. The arcade title features three new characters: Amane Nishiki, Bullet and Azrael. It will also boast improved...
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