"Sony doesn't like the PS Vita games anymore"
It does feel like there's some strange appetite at the moment for multiplayer games that are actually a little bit shoddy. Gang Beasts is kind of the poster boy for this brand of title, with its flailing, imprecise brawls leading to some golden moments. Nippon Marathon slots very neatly into this small but growing convention,...
"Sony doesn't like the PS Vita games anymore"
Niche publisher PQube – the British company responsible for bringing a bunch of titles to market, including Cat Quest and Punch Line – has said that it’s ceased supporting the PlayStation Vita now. As part of a Twitch stream, the firm admitted that it wanted to continue releasing games for the...
New trailer released
Just when you think you've seen it all, another PS4 oddity shows up in a lobster costume, dodging fruit and jumping hurdles. Nippon Marathon is coming to Sony's current gen console on 17th December, and it looks pretty crazy. It's a physics based platformer that sees up to four players competing in races, obstacle courses, and...
Crosses the finish line this month
Good top down arcade racing games are very hard to come by these days. After the decent but bland Mantis Burn Racing and the disappointing Micro Machines: World Series, the PS4 is wide open for a fun and lighthearted game to fill the void. The fast approaching Super Pixel Racers doesn't look to be doing anything...
Surprisingly not pants
Before we started playing Punch Line we weren’t really sure what to expect. All we’d heard about the game was that if the main protagonist looks at a lady's undies twice then the world would end. Yup, the set-up sounds completely bonkers and we were fully expecting the game to be mostly fan service, with a bunch of cheap...
Raise you a runner
Seizure-inducing speed runner RAZED will leg it to the PlayStation 4 on 15th October, publisher PQube has announced. The intense indie game was conceived as part of an EDGE magazine competition, and sees you darting across vibrant landscapes, dodging objects and shaving seconds off your best possible time. There’ll be 60...
Running out of juice
With arcade racing games almost extinct on PS4, the time is ripe for a good old fashioned kart racer, and as far as concepts go, fruit is a surprisingly good fit for the genre. We'll try and keep this pithy: All-Star Fruit Racing pits fruit-themed characters in races through fruit-themed tracks in fruit-themed cars. Is it a...
Earlier in the year, we reported on the Video Standards Council Rating Board's decision to refuse Omega Labyrinth Z classification in the UK and other PAL regions. This was largely due to the game's depiction of underage girls, which was deemed sexual. Publisher PQube was quick to acknowledge the decision, and nothing more...
Sucking the fun out of it all
It hasn’t even been a full two years since Gal*Gun: Double Peace caused a bit of a stir upon its PlayStation 4 launch, but in a desperate attempt to satisfy your kink, developer Inti Creates is back with a sequel. You won’t be surprised to hear then that Gal*Gun 2 attempts to be just as titillating as its...
If you thought Coffin Dodgers’ council go-karts based racing premise was a stretch, then you may need to sit down before watching All-Star Fruit Racing’s debut trailer. This juicy arcade outpace-‘em-up sees you harnessing the “power” of the planet’s greatest produce, using bananas and melons to bring down your foes. The...
It's not often that you hear about a PlayStation game being refused classification and therefore release in certain regions, but that's what's happened to Omega Labyrinth Z. The dungeon crawler sees you manage a party of girls as they search for the 'Holy Grail of Beauty'. Doesn't sound too out of the ordinary when it comes to niche Japanese...
Pantsu paradise awaits, apparently
Inti Creates’ awkward rails shooter series Gal Gun will come back for another kiss on the PlayStation 4 next Spring, as niche publisher PQube readies the follow up to last year’s Double Peace. The title – which will once again see you fending off legions of ladies with your Pheremone Shot – will see you rub...
Purr-fection or cat-astrophe?
Cat Quest is an open world RPG set in the land of Felingard which has been conquered by dragons. You play as the last of the blood knight cats meaning you have the ability to slay these dragons with the help of your trusty sword. That’s not the only issue in these lands, though, as an evil pussy named Drakoth has...
On new genres, wet t-shirt tech, and... Sailor Moon?
Some game designers become so well-known for a certain series that their names are instantly associated with the IP, and that’s certainly the case with Kenichiro Takaki. Though he’s worked on games as diverse as Vita Vocaloid rhythm game IA/VT Colorful and action-RPG-shoot-‘em-up Half-Minute...
She's not a bad rabbit, she's just drawn that way
You know that dream you have where you’re a bunny rabbit who mysteriously gets turned into a cute human girl? Eh? Oh, just us then? But imagine the fun you could have as a literal bunny girl with kick ass battle powers. Yeah, that’s Rabi-Ribi. Packing one of the strangest plots to have hit the...
In 2001, a little-known game called White Day: A Labyrinth Named School released to a Korean-only audience, and amongst those who played it, many considered the title to be one of the scariest games of all time. 16 years later, this slice of Korean horror has finally made its way to western shores thanks to an English...
The anticipated PlayStation 4 remake of a cult Korean horror White Day: A Labyrinth Named School will spook your system starting 22nd August in North America and 25th August in Europe. “With a skin-crawling atmosphere, bloodcurdling scares, dynamically changing puzzles, and multiple endings, this horror classic is being completely...
Can't stop the rock
Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- is a masterful fighting game, and if you've been hankering for more of Arc System Works' gorgeous brawler, then you probably won't want to miss Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2. An expansion to REVELATOR - which can either be purchased as downloadable content or as its own standalone release - Rev 2 adds a...
Get ready to rock
With Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2's release date just around the corner, fighting game fans and newcomers alike may want to give the title's rather generous playable demo a try. Out today on the PlayStation Store - and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers - the demo includes all playable characters, tutorials, training mode,...
Just beat it
If you're a fan of Japan and its wonderful culture then you'll probably be aware of Akihabara, a district in Tokyo filled with all manner of delights that will get any otaku salivating at the thought of it. It's a haven for geeks with plenty of shops filled with anime, manga, collectable cards and figurines, as well as maid cafés for...
School hall scares
There are no shortage of horror games on the PlayStation 4, but there’s always room for one more as far as we’re concerned. That’s good news for Korean developer ROI Games, then, which is bringing cult horror White Day: A Labyrinth Named School to Sony’s new-gen system this August. “It’s the story of new Yeondoo High...
It's a miracle that FlatOut 4: Total Insanity exists at all really. The previous instalment in this smashtastic series – 2011's irreparably awful FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction – is widely regarded as one of the worst racing games of all time, sitting just a position ahead of the notoriously appalling Big Rigs: Over the Road...
Tail between the legs time: we should really have a FlatOut 4: Total Insanity review live on the site already. Alas, we're not quite ready to publish our verdict just yet so you're going to have to make do with a brief hands on piece and a video. Sorry about that. Anyway, it's pretty good. Unlike its soul-sappingly bad predecessor, World...
Akiba's Beat has been delayed into the nebulous Spring 2017 window in Europe, but publisher PQube has announced a Limited Edition to make up for it. The game – which still looks set for a 14th March release in North America – is a successor to the Akiba's Trip titles, but instead of pervy brawling instead has a more role-playing...
Do you underSTEIN?
Imagine if we managed to create a working time machine? How long before the future, past, and present were altered irrevocably – and would it be fun and games or trauma and death? Steins;Gate was a massively acclaimed visual novel developed by 5pb. and Nitroplus back in 2009 telling of humanity's first time-travelling...
Someone please think of the children
Here's a cock up that could potentially land someone in a very sticky situation: the box art for the PlayStation Vita version of risqué rails shooter Gal*Gun: Double Peace has been mistakenly marked with the rating E – and that means Everyone, not Erotic. The error was spotted by infamous Twitter user Wario64,...
Between a rod and a hard place
The last time we strutted through a school targeting ladies with our love shots, Interpol got involved. In fact, we're not sure whether penning this review is a violation of our parole conditions – we try not to let legal proceedings get in the way of our quest to bring you the best PlayStation coverage available,...
Kiss and swell
Gal*Gun: Double Peace won't win many awards – but it'll probably be crowned PlayStation 4's dumbest game when the generation is done and dusted. This rails shooter by Inti Creates won't get you on the sex register – but it probably should. A kind of Time Crisis for people who can't keep their trousers on, the idea here is that...
Take it slow
Put those trousers back on and listen up: underwear riddled rail shooter Gal Gun: Double Peace has been delayed a couple of weeks here in the West. Publisher PQube has stated that the game will now release on the 29th July in Europe and the 2nd August in North America. Not a huge delay by any means, but a bit of a disappointment if...
Fact over fiction
Publisher PQube has confirmed that it's bringing BlazBlue: Central Fiction to Europe in the fourth quarter of 2016 - and it's brought a swell new trailer along to prove it. Oh, and it's also made sure to mention that the brawler will be arriving on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, much to the relief of all 12 people who are...
No love lost
Gal Gun: Double Peace is out next month on PlayStation 4 and Vita, so it's about time that we got an English trailer. Lo and behold, the localised video is here, and it's just about as not safe for work as you'd expect. The best part, though, are the little comments that pop up throughout the clip. You'll see absolute corkers such...
Loeb and behold
Few studios have supported the PlayStation 4 quite like Milestone. Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo represents the racing specialist's fifth release on the new-gen format, with three more due this year alone. However, despite the prolific nature of the Italian outfit's output, this off-road simulator has clearly been given ample attention...
Racy rails shooter coming overseas
Bloody hell, between Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 and now Gal Gun: Double Peace, we could turn Push Square into a softcore site and no one would notice. We'd probably get more traffic to boot. Anyway, niche publisher PQube has announced that it's bringing Inti Creates' aforementioned "hyper-moé" shooter to Europe and...
Extended for your pleasure
With BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, Arc System Works' much admired 2D fighting series has arrived on the PlayStation 4, bringing its 28 characters to duke it out on Sony's newest console. Is this a good thing? In short, yes, it is. BlazBlue games are crafted with care and attention, and this pays rich dividends for...
PS4 and Vita titles creeping overseas
You can't quite beat the appeal of a plunging framerate as billions of bugs infest your high definition display, so we come bearing good news for our European readers: Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair will crawl into the Old World later this year on the PlayStation 4. The game was already...
One in Vermillion
Are you ready for Rebel One on your PlayStation 4? PQube has announced that it will be working with Arc System Works to bring the ostentatiously named BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend to Europe later this year. The game – which will also be available on the PlayStation 3 and Vita – launched in North America last month, and is...
On yer bike
Milestone knows a thing or two about motorbikes. The industrious Italian developer has been pumping out licensed two-wheeled titles like MotoGP, MXGP, and SBK for years now, and RIDE represents its most recent return to the saddle. Unlike its older endeavours, however, this is an original intellectual property inspired by the likes of...
There hasn't been much word on cult hit visual novel Steins;Gate since the announcement of its PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita release. For North America and Europe, its release date is still a tentative May 2015. However, eager fans should be happy with the announcement of the El Psy Kongroo special edition, which will be exclusive to...
Scrubs up fine
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s the mentality that MotoGP maker Milestone appears to be adopting with MXGP: The Official Motocross Game following March’s somewhat unspectacular PlayStation 3 outing. Having been on the receiving end of a bit of a critical soiling, the Italian outfit has now opted to port a...
Ring the alarm
Flat presentation prevented motocross simulation MXGP from reaching its full potential on the PlayStation 3, but fresh from the excellent next-gen edition of MotoGP 14, Italian outfit Milestone will be hoping that the added power of the PlayStation 4 will help to land its other two-wheeled racer in a podium position. Due out later...
Our infallible scientific studies suggest that many MotoGP stars endured multiple bumps on their bonces from a very early age. Asphalt icons such as Valentino Rossi and reigning champion Marc Márquez make average adrenaline junkies look like cucumber sandwich scranning stick-in-the-muds – and that’s before they even climb onto...
There’s something strangely appealing about the way in which Italian outfit Milestone constructs a single player campaign. The developer’s previous forays into the World Rally Championship and Moto GP have all lacked polish, but have had a certain je ne sais quoi in spite of their presentational shortcomings. MXGP: The Official...
It could be you
With Christmas just around the corner, a PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Move would be an ideal gift for most people. But while it's better to give than to receive, it's even better to win, so it's a good job UK publisher PQube has revealed its Christmas competition. If you want to win a PS3 and PS Move for Christmas then simply submit...
Need a little more BlazBlue in your life? Worry not, Arc System Works and PQube has your back, confirming that BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend is set to dragon-punch its way onto European store shelves early next year
The game's poised to release on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, and includes a bunch of additional features not found in previous outings. Extras include new characters, new..
No, it's not Let's Dance with Mel B 2
Some PlayStation Move dancing games are OK. Some, like Let's Dance with Mel B, are not OK. Here's hoping that PQube's new announcement Dance! It's Your Stage is better than that, at least. The publisher claims its new dancing game is the "most realistic and detailed Playstation 3 Move Dance game ever relea
Old-school anime fighting game Arcana Heart 3 will release on PlayStation 3 at the end of June, publishers Zen United and PQube has announced
The game released on the PlayStation Store in North America moments before the online service went kaput. An enormous Limited Edition will launch alongside the standard retail version in Europe. The package will include a bumper artbook, official soundtrack..
Not many people have heard of Gladiator Begins, but there's a ton of buzz surrounding the GOSHOW developed action RPG online
The game launched in Japan and North America last year, and now it's coming to European PSPs on May 27th. Zen Untied and PQube are handling the release. There's good news for those unsure about whether to purchase the game on buzz alone — a demo launched on the European PSN..
Zen United has confirmed that it's bringing Arc System Works' BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II to the PlayStation Portable in Europe later this year
The game adds a bunch of new modes and features on top of those featured in the PS3 release, including new "unlimited" fighters unlockable through the game's new shop mode. Aksys Games, the publisher responsible for North American releases of the..
European fighting fans rejoice
The fan's favourite BlazBlue is to get a European release with new characters thrown into the fold. The release will be a result of a deal between PQube and Zen United, a consortium of Japanese and Asian developers targeting the European market. It'll be localised and everything."The long running 2D fighting genre has seen a welcome boost in 2009 with updated..
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