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News Dragon Ball FighterZ Gogeta SS4 Trailer Is Maximum Hype
Gogeta vs. Gogeta
Dragon Ball FighterZ has gone all-out for its Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta trailer, pitting the most powerful warrior in Dragon Ball GT against Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Gogeta from Dragon Ball Super. We've now typed out 'super' so many times that the word has lost all meaning. Anyway, the point is that we're watching the game's two...
News Anticipated JPRG Tales of Arise Surfaces After Long Absence
An unforgettable Spring awaits
We last penned an article on Tales of Arise in December 2020, when Bandai Namco promised thirsty fans that the project was still progressing. In truth, it’s been over a year since we last saw fresh footage of the anticipated JRPG – but that changes today. As part of the Tales of Festival in Japan, the...
Interview Getting Frightened by The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope with Composer Jason Graves
O' ye, of Little Hope
We recently had the chance to again have a chat with composer Jason Graves, this time regarding his work scoring the latest entry in the Dark Pictures Anthology series, titled Little Hope. While certainly a departure from our topic of discussion with Jason last time — the adorable PlayStation VR title Moss — Little Hop
News Bandai Namco Next Trademarked, Likely a Live Broadcast Event
Will Elden Ring feature?
It looks as though Bandai Namco will be joining its peers with its very own digital showcase. The publisher has registered a new trademark for something called Bandai Namco Next, which is almost certainly going to be a live broadcast in which the company delivers news on upcoming releases. Akin to something like a State of...
News Leaked Elden Ring Trailer Sends Internet on Easter Egg Hunt
The search begins
A leaked Elden Ring trailer that’s allegedly circulating in online chat groups has the Internet abuzz, as gamers desperately search for the video clip. This weekend, rumours flared regarding an imminent re-reveal of the hotly anticipated FromSoftware release, and that led to a
News Elden Ring Fans Think That News Could Finally Be Near
Game of groans
Elden Ring, the next game from FromSoftware, has always been highly anticipated – but it’s reached cult status recently, due to the Japanese developer’s silence about it. Just what is the status of this project? And why is it taking so long to return to the public eye? Comments from various journalists have raised hopes that a...
News Subnautica: Below Zero Takes a Dip on PS5, PS4 in May
Bandai Namco to publish
You may recall that, last month, a rating for Subnautica: Below Zero crept onto ESRB's website. Age ratings don't just appear for no reason, so it was a pretty big clue that the follow-up to the beloved underwater survival game was heading to consoles. Sure enough, it's now been officially announced for PlayStation 5 and PS4...
News Tekken 7 Teases DLC Character from Poland
Another brand new fighter
During the latest Japanese Fighting Game Roundtable, Bandai Namco announced Tekken 7's next DLC character... Kind of. We don't have a face and we don't have a name, but the incredibly brief teaser trailer embedded above shows a brand new fighter from Poland. The release window is 'early spring 2021', so we should be...
News Tales of Vesperia Was Definitive Enough to Reach One Million Sales
Discounted on PS Store right now
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition has now sold more than one million copies worldwide since its launch back in January 2019, which is probably pretty good going for publisher Bandai Namco. Who knows how many units were the PlayStation 4 version, but we have to imagine it did fairly well on Sony's last-gen system...
News Real-Life Little Nightmare, As Brexit Delays Sequel's Boxed Copies in UK
You'll have to wait a few extra days
Those of you planning to pick up a boxed copy of Little Nightmares II on the PlayStation 4 in the UK this week will have to wait a little longer – with publisher Bandai Namco blaming Brexit for the delay. The company took to Twitter to apologise for the set-back, stating that physical units were being pushed...
Review Little Nightmares II (PS4) - An Artistic Exercise in Trial and Error
Maw than meets the eye
You can’t ignore the LittleBigPlanet in Little Nightmares II. Tarsier Studios may have turned to horror with its eerie 2017 puzzle platformer Little Nightmares, but the Swedish studio’s body of work largely involves Sackboy, and he hangs over this gloomy PlayStation 4 sequel like an ominous shadow. Mono moves like Media...
News Derren Brown Talks Little Nightmares II Ahead of Next Week's Launch
Derren Brown is here to talk to us about dreams. No, not that PlayStation 4 game you've all already forgotten about — actual dreams you have whilst asleep. The illusionist turned marketing man features in a new trailer for next week's Little Nightmares II, which is a pretty darn good fit if we do say so ourselves. He's here to...
News Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation 2 Takes Aim on PS5 This Week, Has Full DualSense Controller Support
Prepare for launch
Decent free-to-play Gundam title Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation 2 is making the jump to PS5 later this week, publisher Bandai Namco has confirmed. The game launched on PS4 back in October 2019, and it's received a number of sizable updates since. This current-gen version promises faster load times, a better frame-rate, and...
News Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Is Now the Best-Selling Game in the Series
The Ace Combat series is one that remains fairly niche despite having been around for more than two decades. These arcadey fighter jet action games are beloved by fans for their cheesy stories and fun dogfight gameplay, and the latest iteration is no exception. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown released for PlayStation 4 (with some great...
News Captain Tsubasa Kicks Off with PS5, PS4 Demo
Available from the PS Store now
Need a break from the tightly condensed and unpredictable football season that’s unfolding in real-life? Then why not give anime soccer a try with the free Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions demo available on the PS Store now. This is playable on both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 courtesy of backwards...
News Little Nightmares II Demo Available to Download Now on PS5, PS4
Say hello to the Hunter
Ahead of release next month, you can now download a Little Nightmares II demo on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 to get a sense of what's up in the sequel. It's available from the PlayStation Store as we speak, with PS5 owners able to sample the bitesize, playable teaser via backwards compatibility. The listing describes...
News Tales of Arise Returns in 2021, Development Reportedly Going Well
It sure has been a while since we heard anything official about Tales of Arise. The next instalment in Bandai Namco's long running RPG series was announced over a year ago at E3 2019, and it's basically been missing in action ever since. In fact, Tales of Arise was actually 'delayed' earlier this year, despite never having a specific...
News Scarlet Nexus Brings Anime Melodrama to PS5, PS4 Next Summer
Check out a new trailer
Scarlet Nexus, the next title from the team behind Code Vein, will bring its unique brand of anime melodrama to the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in Summer 2021. Publisher Bandai Namco confirmed the release window during The Game Awards overnight, and we’ve embedded the latest trailer above. “Follow the paths of OSF...
Review Katamari Damacy Reroll (PS4) - Roll 'Em Up Remake Rocks
Keep rollin' rollin' rollin' rollin'
We're sorry for the Limp Bizkit lyric in the tagline. But if we had to think about them while trying to come up with puns on rolling then it's only fair that you think about them too. If, by chance, you don't know who Limp Bizkit is then all you need to know is that the early 2000s weren't kind to rock music, but...
News The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes Confirmed for PS5, PS4 with Story Details
Ashley Tisdale stars
It was already a pretty fair assumption to make, but Bandai Namco and Supermassive Games have now confirmed that The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes will indeed be launching on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 at some point next year. This follows a teaser trailer revealed after the credits of last month's pretty...
News Tekken 7 Season 4 Launches 10th November with Kunimitsu, Balance Adjustments, New Moves, and More
Tekken 7 Season 4 will begin on the 10th November, Bandai Namco has confirmed. Alongside the arrival of Kunimitsu and a new stage as DLC, players can expect a balance overhaul plus at least one new move for every single character. What's more, the game's online netcode has been improved, which should lead to smoother battles as you strive...
Review The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope - So Much Better Than Man of Medan
There's hope yet for Supermassive
We don't need to tell you what game The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope will immediately be compared to, so let's get it over and done with straight away. The second instalment in Supermassive Games' compendium series is the closest it has come to replicating the success of Until Dawn. It finally feels like the...
News The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes Is the Next Entry in the Horror Series
Out next year
Much like how The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope was teased at the end of last year's Man of Medan, the newest entry (out today on PlayStation 4) has revealed the third instalment in the Supermassive Games franchise. It is called The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes, and you can get your very first
News Watch the Haunting New Trailer for Little Nightmares II
Just in time for Halloween
Little Nightmares II won't be the scariest game in the world, but going by this trailer, it won't be short of heavy atmosphere. Bandai Namco's haunting series returns on PlayStation 4 in February 2021, and it's upping the ante with even creepier locations and threats. This brand new video takes us through a hospital...
News Digimon Survive Unsurprisingly Slips into 2021
Tactical, story-heavy RPG Digimon Survive was supposed to launch this this year on PS4, but rather unsurprisingly, the title has been pushed into 2021. A statement from producer Kazumasa Habu was posted on Twitter, confirming the delay. As we've come to expect, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on development. Habu says...
News PS5, PS4 Action RPG Scarlet Nexus Slices Up a Stylish Story Trailer
Scarlet Nexus continues to look pretty good in its latest trailer, which focuses on story and characters. Protagonist Yuito has to work alongside a number of people with similar psionic powers, and we get to see a bunch of them here. Scarlet Nexus may be a fast paced action title at its core, but the game clearly wants to surround...
News Tekken 7 Sells Over 6 Million Copies, Celebrates with Funny New Artwork
Series sales top 50 million
Tekken 7 just keeps on selling. The Bandai Namco fighter has topped 6 million copies, making it a real juggernaut of the genre. And to celebrate, a new artwork has been released. Unlike previous celebratory pieces — which usually show the Tekken cast getting together for a big party — this one takes the coronavirus...
News Kunimitsu Unmasked and Confirmed for Tekken 7 Alongside Season 4 Update Details
New moves, balancing, and more
It's official: Kunimitsu is returning to Tekken. She'll be the first of two DLC characters planned for Season 4 of Tekken 7, and she's got a rad new design. As it turns out, this is the old Kunimitsu's daughter — and we actually get to see her face in the above reveal trailer. A new stage, named 'Vermilion Gates',...
News Transformers: Battlegrounds Is XCOM with Autobots, Rolling Out 23rd October
Megatron must be stopped
Transformers: Battlegrounds will consume an energon cube and roll out to the PlayStation 4 from 23rd October, a new trailer has revealed. The tactical title – which seems heavily inspired by the likes of XCOM and Advance Wars – will see you battling it out with dastardly Decepticons in turn-based skirmishes. There’ll...
News Katamari Damacy Reroll Finally Comes to PS4 This November
Hail to the prince
There's still nothing quite like the Katamari games, so it's always a treat when another one rolls around. A couple of years ago, Katamari Damacy Reroll was released for PC and Nintendo Switch, but the remaster is now coming to PlayStation 4 at long last. Bandai Namco made the announcement with the cheerful (if short) teaser...
Hands On Dark Pictures: Little Hope Is More of the Same in Massachusetts
Having had some hands on time with the first half hour of The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope, it’s hard to say if Supermassive’s next entry in the Dark Pictures anthology has the heft it’ll need to put the series back on the map after the middling Man of Medan. Despite being left with lingering questions, the first few...
Interview PS5 Game Unknown 9: Awakening Explains Its Transmedia Approach
And what makes next-gen so exciting
PlayStation 5 game Unknown 9: Awakening was one of the very few new game announcements to come out of the recent Gamescom Opening Night Live 2020, and given its commitment to next-gen exclusivity, we were eager to learn more about this mysterious project. The fact that this is more than just a PS5 title is already...
Review Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions - Anime Hijinks Liven Up Uneven Arcade Footy
Missed a sitter
We can't imagine there's a huge overlap on the Venn diagram for football fans and anime and manga and enthusiasts, but here we are. Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions is aiming squarely for the demographic of people that have both a Sky Sports and a Crunchyroll subscription, and good luck to it, we say. If you're not familiar...
News Unknown 9: Awakening Is More Than Just a PS5 Game
Podcasts, novels, and comic books
New game reveals were very few and far between at Gamescom Opening Night Live, but Unknown 9: Awakening just so happened to be one of them. The announcement trailer certainly kept its cards to its chest though, so you might still be wondering what this PlayStation 5 game is all about. Thankfully, developer Reflector...
News Scarlet Nexus Shows Its Powers in New PS5, PS4 Trailer
Do you remember Scarlet Nexus? Nah, us neither if we’re being brutally honest, but it’s the Code Vein-esque action game from Bandai Namco. It kinda looks like a spiritual successor to Freedom Wars to us, but that’s a deep cut. Alas, we digress. Here’s a new trailer showing off some of the powers your allies will be able to...
News Little Nightmares II Comes to PS4 in February, PS5 Version Confirmed
Free upgrade for PS4 owners
After not showing it for a full year, publisher Bandai Namco has confirmed that Little Nightmares II will be launching on PlayStation 4 on 11th February 2021. Better yet, there will also be a PlayStation 5 version arriving later on and PS4 owners will get a free upgrade to that edition. The trailer above seems to suggest...
Review Project CARS 3 - A Somewhat Fun Arcade Racer Going Through an Identity Crisis
Change is good. Or is it?
Project CARS 3 is not a simulator. Those familiar with the series may be surprised by this, but it’s true. It doesn’t look or feel like a simulator, either on the track or away from it. There are over 200 cars with most of the big hitters on the roster, but there’s no celebration of them in the menus like you get in...
News Little Nightmares II Gameplay Debut Planned for Gamescom Opening Night Live
Time to wake up
We haven't seen Little Nightmares II ever since it was announced at last year's inaugural Gamescom Opening Night Live, and so it only makes sense for host Geoff Keighley to be the one to bring it back with this year's iteration. The live showcase will play host to the gameplay debut of the indie title. There are quite literally no...
Round Up Project CARS 3 PS4 Reviews Suggest a Positive Change in Direction
Project CARS 3 is an interesting game; it was announced only back in June, and is now on the verge of release. With such a short turnaround, then, racing game enthusiasts want to know -- how is it? Does it have all the simulation bells and whistles of its predecessors? Has it turned into something different? The first few reviews have begun...
Review Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Maxiboost ON - The Complete Gundam VS. Package
Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Maxiboost ON is pretty much the pinnacle of the long-running arcade series -- especially on console. It's an intricate, impressively comprehensive game that has so much to offer, whether you're playing solo, with a friend, or against strangers online. It's even a little overwhelming at first, but much...
News MMORPG Bless Unleashed Confirmed for PS4 Release Following Xbox Console Exclusivity
Closed beta this month
Bless Unleashed, the Korean-made MMORPG published by Bandai Namco, has been officially announced for PlayStation 4. It's been available on Xbox One since March, with Microsoft having some kind of timed exclusivity deal in place. As far as we know, the free-to-play, action-based title has been quite well received. It doesn't...
Review Fast & Furious Crossroads - This Basic, Broken Mess Is Hardly Family Friendly
It's time for Teh-ken
Fast & Furious Crossroads is a movie tie-in game without a film to actually tie itself to. The coronavirus pandemic has delayed Fast & Furious 9 to April 2021, leaving Slightly Mad Studios in an understandably awkward position. The Project CARS developer has decided to pull the trigger and launch the game, but it would...
News Fast & Furious Crossroads Is Out Now on PS4, In Case You Forgot
Turn up the heat
It's the day we've all been waiting for folks -- Fast & Furious Crossroads is finally available on PlayStation 4! Wait, don't tell us you forgot! Yes, the game which looks like a movie tie-in but doesn't actually have a new instalment to launch alongside anymore is now out and we're here to remind you it exists. The trailer...
News This Project CARS 3 Trailer Wonders What Drives You
It's been a speedy turnaround from announcement to launch for Project CARS 3. The racer comes to PlayStation 4 on 28th August 2020 after being revealed exactly two months ago, and some of the changes it is making haven't all gone down well with the hardcore fanbase. It is stripping out the likes of pitstops and fuel usage, but this...
News Tekken 7 Season 4 Announced, New Moves for All Characters, Online Improvements, Kunimitsu Teased
Season 4 for Tekken 7 is official. It's due to launch this Fall, and its accompanying update will add new moves for every character. It also promises to improve the game's online functionality. As for new fighters, the Season 4 trailer ends with what appears to be a teaser for Kunimitsu -- the masked female ninja from previous Tekken...
News Vengeful Assassin Setsuka Returns as SoulCalibur VI DLC Next Week
The hidden blade
Setsuka, the deceptive parasol-blade wielding fighter from SoulCalibur III and IV is making her return to the series as DLC in SoulCalibur VI. Development on the game's second season pass has been impacted massively by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but the team's finally ready to get things moving again. Setsuka arrives next...
News Gundam Extreme VS. Maxiboost ON Details Its New Single Player Mode
Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Maxiboost ON is out in just a couple of days on PlayStation 4, and the game's latest trailer goes over what you can expect from the single player side of the experience. Brand new for the PS4 version is the 'Maxi Boost Mission' mode, which sees you tackle a series of increasingly difficult missions while...
Live Watch the Bandai Namco Play Anime Livestream Right Here
Bandai Namco is putting on its own little showcase via the capabilities of the internet this evening, with a livestream dedicated to all things anime. Given its name, we expect Play Anime Live to focus on the publisher's line-up of licensed titles as well as games such as Scarlet Nexus. In other words, don't expect Elden Ring and we're...
News Don't Expect an Elden Ring Reveal Tomorrow
So says Grubb
Last week, we reported on the fact that the Elden Ring Reddit community was placing its hopes of a long-awaited reveal on tomorrow's Xbox Games Showcase. It made sense to us -- marketing rights are assumed to be wrapped up with the team in green and it's been more than a year since that initial announcement. However, industry insider...
News Elden Ring Fans Are Pinning Their Hopes on a Reveal Next Week
At the Xbox Games Showcase
Seriously, what has happened to Elden Ring? It has now been more than an entire year since the latest From Software project was revealed and we haven't seen anything of it since. We're not about to give up on it just yet, it'll surely come out at some point in the future, but we can't deny that the long, long wait is...