Not very gripping
Combat racing games have been noticeably absent from present-day conversation. Kart racers continue to live on thanks to their accessibility and amiability, but modern combat racing games seem to have trouble breaking into the public gaming consciousness. GRIP seeks to bring a forgotten genre back while also boasting tight controls...
Get a GRIP
Car combat was the Battle Royale of the PSone days in many ways, as publishers all searched for their own answer to Twisted Metal. Only really WipEout remains from that era on PlayStation systems, but GRIP is looking to bring back the battle-infused racing of yore. The game’s latched on to a 6th November release date, and it’s looking...
All the arcade racers are finally beginning to drift onto PS4, a system that's been starved of the genre for years. Between WipEout Omega Collection, Burnout Paradise Remastered, and the upcoming Onrush and Trailblazers, things definitely seem to be making a U-turn in recent times. Joining the grid is GRIP, a futuristic combat racer...
Anyone old enough to remember the infamous (and rubbish) Mega Drive brawler Shaq Fu will surely question the title’s return on modern consoles, but here it is, whether you like it or not. Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is an all-new 2.5D beat ‘em up starring Shaquille O’Neal, and the trailer, embedded above, promises the game will be “better...
Making its mark(er)
Marker pens, however old you are, always seem to be the unsung heroes of life: in school, we used them to write the latest playground swear on mucky whiteboards; in college, we used them to cover every inch of our textbooks so we looked like we were learning something; and in adult life we use them whenever the trusty Biro runs...
Cutesy ex-Xbox One exclusive puzzle platformer Max: The Curse of Brotherhood will pull out its pens and draw a path to the PlayStation 4 on 10th November, publisher Wired Productions has announced. The game will be available both physically and digitally, with the PlayStation Store version dropping a couple of days earlier on the 8th...
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, an Xbox One exclusive published by Microsoft Studios a few years back, is coming to the PlayStation 4. With the Danish developer Press Play shuttered by the manufacturer last year, successor Flashbulb Games has been given the greenlight to port the puzzle platformer to Sony’s system. It’ll launch later...
It is perfectly clear, right from the pre-game warning screen, that this is a game that won’t be pulling any punches. The Town of Light tells the tragic tale of a teenage girl, Renée, suffering mental illness inside the walls of an early twentieth century Italian asylum, and while the characters are fictional, everything else is based...
Macabre mental health adventure The Town of Light will shine on the PlayStation 4 from 6th June, developer LKA.it has revealed on the PlayStation Blog. The game – which sees you assume the role of Renèe, a former patient returning to the real-life Italian asylum of Volterra – aims to explore the taboos associated with the...
Stranger than fiction
Jumping into The Town of Light, you could be forgiven for thinking it's a fairly by-the-books psychological thriller. It's set in a disused asylum – all chipped paint and rusted doorways – and sees you meandering through its corridors in search of clues as to what happened to the protagonist Renèe, who was once an inmate...
Welcome to the party
Originally a PC title that launched back in 2015, Victor Vran is now bringing its brand of non-stop action role-playing to the PlayStation 4. The so-called Overkill Edition will include the Motorhead - yes, that Motorhead - expansion, and the trailer that we've embedded above mentions a 'spring' release date. It should be out...
Bros before foes
Super Dungeon Bros certainly has personality, we'll give it that. The title is shouted at you above a heavy soundtrack, the game tells you to 'Press X to rock', and you feel like you know how things are going to go from there. When you start the quest, an opening cut-scene begins, introducing the bros (all named after rock stars, of...
Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops combines the best features and missions from its mobile counterparts, packaging the popular smartphone series’ first two titles together for PlayStation platforms. Does this port march onto Sony’s systems with success, though – or is it an overpriced clone doing the console rounds? The game definitely...
Making a splash
You’ll be able to get your fingers all over the cast of Let’s Fish: Hooked On’s rods later this month, when the fishing simulator swims to the PlayStation Vita on 30th January in Europe. Those of you in North America will have to wait a little while longer to get wet, as the title is not set to wash up on international shores...
Let's Fish: Hooked On's lead character Jamie may not look dressed for the sport, but the teenage sensation is actually a keen angler. Fuelled by her rivalry with the busty Kano and her lust for the dreamy Ryuji, the feisty fisher uses her partially unbuttoned Daisy Dukes and poorly placed Band Aids to win carp catching competitions all...
It's a big one
Set aside that smirk, because Let’s Fish! Hooked On looks awesome. Not only is the arcade angling title the product of former SEGA Bass Fishing developers, but it also allows you to watch underdressed anime girls handle enormous rods in public. That’s worth the price of admission alone. The full game promises an engrossing story...
Reely good news
Wired Productions is aiming to make a splash this fall with Let’s Fish! Hooked On for PlayStation Vita. The arcade fishing title is the product of renowned Tokyo-based studio SIMS, who previously worked on SEGA Bass Fishing and Ape Escape for PSP. It features a striking anime art style, illustrated by manga luminary Poyoyon Rock...