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Guide Where to Buy Elden Ring on PS5, PS4
Update: Out now!
The time has finally come: Elden Ring is now available on PlayStation 5 and PS4. This new action RPG looks to be another big hit for the creators of Dark Souls, expanding the scope to an open world while keeping that tight, challenging gameplay we know and love. You can check out our early impressions in our review-in-progress if...
News Playing Elden Ring's PS4 Version on PS5 Might Be Your Best Bet for a Stable Framerate
As noted in our Elden Ring PS5 review in progress, the otherwise superb RPG suffers from an uneven frame-rate and some visual blemishes on Sony's current-gen console. Perhaps expected, given that the closed network test was a bit wonky as well, but still disappointing. Anyway, those eggheads over at Digital Foundry have been...
Round Up Elden Ring PS5, PS4 Reviews Crown One of the Best Games of All Time
Game of thrones
Elden Ring reviews are in, and perhaps crucially, scored Elden Ring reviews are in. Media had roughly a week to play through this 100-hour opus, so we’ve pumped the brakes on our score for the time being; it’s unlikely many review outlets have reached the credits of this release. That’s not stopping sites from declaring it one...
News Elden Ring Pre-Load Is Available Now on PS5, PS4
Prepare yourself, Tarnished
Ohhh, Elden Ring! The latest action RPG from FromSoftware is very nearly here, and hype couldn't be much higher. After an incredible debut trailer, we were all left clamouring for more information about this open world take on the Souls formula. Years later, it finally showed us what it's all about, and now the game's...
News Elden Ring's PS5, PS4 Launch Trailer Is Mesmerising
Believe the hype
Here we go, then – a stunning month for new PlayStation 5 and PS4 games continues with the arrival of Elden Ring this week, arguably one of the most anticipated titles in recent years. Following the weekend’s overview trailer, which highlighted everything you can expect from the open world RPG, we’re now into sombre, cinematic...
News Elden Ring's PS5, PS4 Overview Trailer Is the Extra Hype Your Weekend Needs
Ring of roses
Still undecided on Elden Ring? This trailer will probably do the trick. While it does go quite heavy on locations and enemies – definitely avoid it if you’re on a blackout – it basically digs into everything you can expect from the upcoming FromSoftware open world RPG, spanning traversal to combat and everything in between...
Poll What Elden Ring Starting Class Will You Choose?
With Elden Ring now less than two weeks away, it's time to start making some important decisions. Firstly: what will be your starting class? Of course, you can spec in any direction you like whilst exploring The Lands Between, but choosing a specific class can help you achieve the build you like much faster. Maybe you want to stick...
News SD Gundam Battle Alliance Brings Chibi Mobile Suits to PS5, PS4 in 2022
Hold on, our Newtype senses are tingling...is this a brand new Gundam game actually releasing in the West for PlayStation platforms? Why yes, it is! Although, it may not be the kind of Gundam game that you were expecting. SD Gundam Battle Alliance features the chibi mobile suits from the SD side of the franchise — but it looks...
News Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series Remasters the PlayStation Platformers for PS5, PS4
Hands up if you remember the Klonoa games! The original PlayStation and PS2 platformers were reasonably big back in the day, and now they're being remastered as part of a collection called Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series. It includes Klona: Door to Phantomile (PS1) and Klona 2: Lunatea's Veil (PS2), and it's coming to both PS5 and...
News Fighting Game Jump Force Being Delisted from PS Store Today
But no final sale
As announced back in November 2021, today is your final day to buy a digital copy of Jump Force from the PlayStation Store before it's gone forever. Bandai Namco is pulling the game from digital storefronts, meaning a physical copy will be your only option after today. For some reason, though, the fighting title is still full price...
News Tales of Arise Gets an Awesome Animated Trailer Months After Release
It's been over four months since Tales of Arise launched on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, but for whatever reason, Bandai Namco's decided to release a brand new trailer. Brilliantly animated by the talented artists over at ufotable, it provides something of an overview for the highly rated RPG. Even if you've already played through...
News Eye-Popping Elden Ring Gameplay Explores Castle Mourne and Liurnia of the Lakes
Remember to ring the release date on your calendar
Update: A second Elden Ring gameplay clip, this time focusing on the Liurnia of the Lakes, has been published by Game Informer. This is a previously unseen area, therefore the spoiler shy among you may want to approach with caution. Are you on a blackout yet? We revealed
News Anticipated PS5, PS4 Action RPG Elden Ring Is Game Informer's Latest Cover Star
Game Informer is coming in clutch with all the big cover stories to start the New Year. Its previous issue featured an exclusive feature on Horizon Forbidden West, and now it’s following it up with fellow February favourite: Elden Ring. The content will include a preview based on a whopping 10-hours of gamepla
News Elden Ring Looks Utterly Essential in PS5, PS4 Gameplay Showcase
Breath of the wild
Elden Ring has gone gold, which means it’ll hit its 25th February release date, and there’ll be no further delays. But if you haven’t got the patience to wait another month, then you can satiate yourself with a bunch of new footage debuted as part of FromSoftware’s Taipei Game Show presentation. In addition to fresh...
News It's Happening! Anticipated PS5, PS4 Action RPG Elden Ring Goes Gold
Be one with the ring
Shelve your cynicism: Elden Ring will release on 25th February for PlayStation 5 and PS4. The game had originally been scheduled to launch last year, but was pushed back into 2022 to allow a little more time for polish. Now the hotly anticipated action RPG is locked in, as developer FromSoftware has confirmed that the game has...
News Elden Ring's Enormous Bear Will Kick Your Ass on PS5, PS4
If you go down to the woods today
This new Elden Ring screenshot is so simple and yet so exciting at the same time. Here is a bear, FromSoftware-style – and you just know it’s going to absolutely kick your ass. The mammal looks relatively realistic in its face, but its body is just absolutely enormous, towering over the lead character in the...
News My Hero Academia Is a Free-to-Play PS4 Battle Royale Now
Sure, why not?
The latest in terrible anime tie-ins is My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble, a free-to-play PlayStation 4 battle royale from Bandai Namco. This ain’t the 100-player spectacle you may be expecting, however: just 24-players will duke it out in an ugly arena, where you’ll be able to use each hero’s ‘Quirk’ in combat. To be fair,...
News This Is Elden Ring's Character Creator, Apparently
Probably not the final version
FromSoftware has always let you go to town with its character creators. From the gorgeous to the ghastly, you've been able to create pretty much whatever your heart desires. However, with Elden Ring, it looks like the studio has stepped things up yet another gear. A YouTube video hit the internet over the weekend that...
News Elden Ring Dev Feels the Heat of Demon's Souls' Sumptuous PS5 Remake
But graphics not top priority
Internally, this author has been joking that it’s a shame FromSoftware couldn’t get Bluepoint Games to remake Elden Ring before it released in February. Obviously, the upcoming fantasy RPG has the extraordinary art direction we’ve become accustomed to from the Dark Souls developer, but in terms of pure technical...
News George R. R. Martin Thinks Elden Ring Looks 'Incredible'
Author comments on FromSoft's latest
It feels as though this element has been kinda forgotten about, but a portion of Elden Ring and its world can be attributed to George R. R. Martin. The author, famous for his book series A Song of Ice and Fire, collaborated with FromSoftware on the game, as revealed by the, er, reveal trailer. His contributions...
News Scarlet Nexus 1.05 Update Adds More DLC, New Modes and Costumes
Out now on PS Store
It's a big day for Bandai Namco RPG Scarlet Nexus as update 1.05 drops alongside a second DLC pack full of new Bond episodes and abilities. Both are available now on PlayStation 5 and PS4, with the general patch being free and the Bond Enhancement Pack 2 costing £6.49/$7.99. It's also part of the season pass if you've already...
News Tales of Arise Update Lets You Transfer Save Data from PS4 to PS5
Also removes DLC camping message
A new update for Tales of Arise is available to download now on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. It's only a small one, but it adds some welcome functionality to Bandai Namco's action RPG. Once you've got the patch installed, you'll be able to transfer save data from the PS4 version of the game to the PS5 version...
News Elden Ring Gets a Glorious CG Trailer
Ohhhhhhh Elden Ring
Elden Ring is just over a couple of months away, and nothing quite stirs hype like an amazing CG trailer. The open world action RPG's latest video is a sight to behold, packed with impressive imagery and foreboding atmosphere. Beautiful stuff, and we're sure that lore buffs will already be picking this footage apart to learn all...
News Tales of Arise Survey Sparks Hope for Tales Remasters
A rather in-depth Tales of Arise survey from Bandai Namco is being passed around online (you can take it yourself by clicking through here). It asks some pretty interesting questions, about both the game and your own gaming habits. It covers all of the usual stuff, like how much you enjoy various features in Tales of Arise and whether...
News Dragon Ball: The Breakers Trailer Tells You Everything About This Weird Spinoff
A thorough Breakersdown
If you've been wondering what the heck the recently announced Dragon Ball: The Breakers actually is, you're in luck. Bandai Namco has released a very informative 11-minute trailer that explains the game in detail. The gist of it is that you either play as a lone 'raider' or as one of seven 'survivors' in this weird...
News Tekken 7's New Definitive Edition Is Hilariously Overpriced
Listen, we love Tekken 7, but the newly released 'Definitive Edition' of the 3D fighter is a bad joke. Not because of the content — it includes the base game alongside all of the DLC — but because of the pricing. Fighting game re-releases usually sell at a discount, but Bandai Namco's decided to go all-in on Tekken 7 Definitive Edition. Head...
News Pac-Man Museum+ Chomps PS4 with 14 Games Next Year
There’s a lot of Pac-Man about to (Pac-)Land on the PlayStation 4: a whopping 14 games, in fact. Pac-Man Museum+, which is due out next year, includes (almost) every Pac-Man game ever released, in one tidy bundle. As you progress through the games, you’ll unlock cosmetics and extras, making this a true celebration of the iconic pill...
News The Most Ridiculous Dragon Ball Game Yet Has Just Been Announced for PS4
Well, we never saw this one coming. Bandai Namco has announced a brand new Dragon Ball game — but it isn't at all what you'd expect. Titled Dragon Ball: The Breakers, it's an eight-player survival game, where one player steps into the role of an overpowered villain (playable baddies include Cell, Frieza, and Kid Buu at...
Hands On FromSoftware Puts Its All into Elden Ring
Elden Ring feels like everything FromSoftware has been doing for the past 12 years all at once. Sure, you could probably describe its latest title as open world Dark Souls and be more than halfway there, but to do so would ignore the obvious undertones of Bloodborne and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice that help make this new title stand...
News Elden Ring's PS5 Framerate Is Seemingly Smoother When Running PS4 Version
Better in backwards compatibility
Elden Ring’s anticipated Closed Network Test is running this week, and you can find out more about access times and how to participate through here. Obviously, this is all based on unfinished code, and so FromSoftware will certainly optimise the RPG before its release in February. However, the framerate on the...
News Elden Ring Closed Beta Codes Are Available Now
Bandai Namco has started sending out codes for the Elden Ring closed beta test on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. If you signed up for the beta near the end of last month, then you might want to check your emails. If you've been selected, a code should be waiting for you, along with information on when you can actually play...
News Elden Ring Frame-Rates and Resolutions Detailed for PS5, PS4 Pro, PS4
Raytracing will be added via patch
Bandai Namco has seemingly confirmed frame-rates and resolutions for Elden Ring through the publisher's own support page. Said page details technical specifications on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 Pro, and PlayStation 4, while also pointing out that raytracing will apparently be added via a patch on PS5. Here's...
News Elden Ring Will Have Performance and Quality Modes on PS5, According to GameStop
Prioritise resolution or framerate in From's next title
In case you somehow missed it, yesterday saw the arrival of an extended look at Elden Ring, FromSoftware's hotly anticipated action RPG. If you've been waiting for some proper gameplay footage, we now have nearly 20 minutes' worth, showing off exploration in the open world and combat against...
News The Elden Ring Network Test Won't Take Over Your PS5 SSD
It's a small download
If today's Elden Ring gameplay reveal has filled you with excitement and eagerness to play the full game, then we hope you signed up for the game's upcoming Network Test. Unfortunately, signs ups are no longer being taken so you're out of luck if this is the first you've heard of the closed beta, but emails are slowly being...
News Elden Ring Collector's Edition Outed Ahead of Gameplay Reveal
Updated with Premium Collector's Edition
Update: The Elden Ring Collector's Edition you see above has now been confirmed to be real, but there's actually an even bigger and better version of it available. The Premium Collector's Edition contains everything in the standard Collector's Edition and bundles it with an official helmet replica of what...
News Elden Ring Looks Awesome in 20 Minutes of Gameplay Action
Combat! Exploration! Bosses!
Just as promised, FromSoftware has lifted the lid on Elden Ring with 15 minutes of raw gameplay focusing on combat, exploration, and some of the characters you'll meet in The Lands Between. Footage first focuses on the general open world before heading into Dungeons and a large fortress known as Stormvale Castle. We even...
News FromSoftware to Share 15 Minutes of Elden Ring Gameplay Tomorrow
Praise the sun
All eyes will be on Elden Ring tomorrow as FromSoftware confirms it will be sharing 15 minutes of gameplay ahead of a closed Network Test next weekend. The anticipated unveiling will get underway at 2pm GMT / 7am PT /10am ET on 4th November 2021, a tweet from the developer confirms. You'll be able to watch on YouTube and Twitch, and...
News Mr. Driller DrillLand Digs Up a PS5, PS4 Release Date
This is not a drill
This author remembers buying Mr. Driller, full-price, on the SEGA Dreamcast. It was barely worth ten notes, let alone forty, but there was no digital market and tiered pricing structure in those days – and it was still a ton of fun, to be fair. The eponymous miner will return on the PlayStation 5 and PS4 this week, as part of...
News The Devil In Me Will Be Dark Pictures Anthology's Season One Finale
You may have already caught a glimpse of this having finished The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes, but Supermassive Games has now issued the official announcement trailer for the fourth entry in the series, titled The Devil In Me. This is being pitched as the anthology's Season One finale, of which there was originally supposed...
News Tales of Arise Passes 1.5 Million Sales
Another 500k since launch
Tales of Arise sales are still on the, er, rise following the game's release back in September. The very well received RPG has surpassed 1.5 million shipments and digital sales — that's an additional 500,000 copies since the game hit 1 million units in less than a week after launch. Bandai Namco's published some fun...
News Digimon Survive 2022 Delay Confirmed by Dev
More info coming "soon"
It's official and not at all surprising: Digimon Survive has been officially delayed out of 2021 and into 2022. Why is this not a surprise? Well, for starters, the game's been delayed multiple times already, but it's the fact that this particular delay was all but confirmed through a Bandai Namco financial report earlier in...
Mini Review The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes (PS5) - The Best Game in the Series So Far
Trapped between Iraq and a hard place
After the crummy Man of Medan and the better-but-not-quite-there Little Hope, The Dark Pictures Anthology has finally started hitting its stride with House of Ashes. Set in Iraq in 2003, the invading United States army is looking for weapons of mass destruction wink wink. Satellite imagery has alerted them to a...
News Episodic Mecha Action Game Gundam: Battle Operation Code Fairy Deploys on PS5, PS4 in November
The story of 'Noisy Fairy'
Well this is a weird way to announce and release a Gundam game. Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation Code Fairy is a single-player, story-driven action title that's going to be released in three parts on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. The first instalment, titled Volume 1, will launch on the 5th November. Volume 2...
News Elden Ring Closed Beta Test Announced, Register Now to Play in November
"Selected players" can play early
Elden Ring was looking to be a very early 2022 hit on PlayStation 5 and PS4, but now, it'll be a slightly less early hit. A small delay sees the anticipated FromSoftware RPG release about a month later than the planned January launch. However, publisher Bandai Namco has paired this bad news with some good news...
News Elden Ring Delayed Just Over a Month to February 2022
Ohhhh, Elden Ring
Just when you thought February 2022 couldn't get any busier for new game releases, Elden Ring gets delayed from its original 21st January date to the 25th February. At just over a month's delay, it's certainly not the end of the world — but we're left wondering whether Elden Ring and other February 2022 releases like Horizon...
News Brief Elden Ring Gameplay Clip Leaks Online
Praise the sun
Elden Ring has a dedicated jump button, an on-screen compass, and ambient music. That is pretty much all this leaked gameplay clip will tell you considering its short length of 27 seconds, but it's worth sharing all the same considering the current secrecy surrounding the title. This is supposed gameplay taken from an Xbox One build,...
Hands On Tales of Arise Sword Art Online DLC Is Pricey but Pretty Cool
Is it worth buying?
It's a crossover that we didn't see coming: Tales of Arise recently got a premium DLC pack that lets you fight against Kirito and Asuna from Sword Art Online. The unimaginatively titled 'Sword Art Online Collaboration Pack' is currently available to buy from the PlayStation Store — but is it actually worth the rather steep...
Poll What Review Score Would You Give Tales of Arise?
It's been a whole month since the launch of Tales of Arise, the latest entry in Bandai Namco's long running role-playing series. The game went down extremely well with critics, and it now sits as one of the highest rated titles of 2021. Needless to say, Tales of Arise has been a big hit for the Japanese publisher. It sold over one million...
News Tales of Arise Free DLC Adds Two New Difficulty Levels
Into the unknown
Tales of Arise has just received a bit of an update — but you won't have to download any kind of patch. Instead, you'll need to head over to the PlayStation Store and grab the free 'Additional Difficulty Pack'. If you can't find it by searching, you can always go to the game's main product page, and it should be listed there...
News Tales of Arise Crossover DLC Lets You Fight Kirito and Asuna from Sword Art Online
Unlock outfits and weapons, too
Well, we didn't see this crossover coming. Tales of Arise is getting a paid Sword Art Online DLC on the 7th October, and it sounds pretty cool if you're a fan of the aforementioned anime property. Once you have the DLC, you'll be able to fight SAO protagonists Kirito and Asuna in the game's arena. Going by the above...