News Bright Memory: Infinite Update Adds Third-Person 'Perspective Assist' Mode
It's all a matter of perspective
Fast and furious FPS Bright Memory: Infinite is receiving an update in honour of the Chinese New Year, which, along with the usual array of bug fixes and optimisations (and some DLC costumes which are only available on PC), is adding a Perspective-Assist mode. This mode will automatically shift the camera angle...
News Form Your J-POP Dream Team in Idol Manager, Dancing Its Way to PS5, PS4 in August
Build your agency into an empire
Idol Manager is a business sim in which you play as the manager of a burgeoning talent agency with ambitions of J-POP glory, and it's coming to PS5 and PS4 on 25th August. You must recruit and cultivate talent, book shows, deal with drama, and avoid scandals while growing your fanbase and making enough money to keep...
News Frenetic FPS Bright Memory: Infinite Speeds Its Way Onto PS5, July 21st
That was fast
We knew that Bright Memory: Infinite was getting a console release, but we didn't know when... until now, that is. Bright Memory: Infinite Gold Edition is coming to PS5 on 21 July, first according to a listing on the Japanese PlayStation Store (as reported by Gematsu), but we can confirm that date is now re
Mini Review Samurai Bringer (PS4) - The Price Is Right for This Randomised Roguelike
Samurai Bringer exceeded our expectations. It's a fairly simple roguelike at its core, tasking you with hacking and slashing through procedurally generated stages. But in its skill system, which promotes a near ridiculous level of experimentation, Samurai Bringer can flourish into something that's seriously addictive. Defeated enemies drop...
News Samurai Bringer Is a Rogue-Lite Action Game with Serious PS1 Vibes
Coming to PS4 soon
We'll be perfectly honest — we weren't expecting a whole lot from the above trailer for Samurai Bringer, an upcoming rogue-lite action RPG for PlayStation 4. However, the game has won us over with old-school charm and what looks to be some neat gameplay. You play as Susanoo, a deity from Japanese mythology, who has had his...
News Swery's Bizarre New Game The Good Life Hits PS4 Next Month
Photography, cats, and dogs
Stop us if you've heard this one before: a game where you take up the role of a photographer, but also possess the ability to transform into a cat and a dog. We doubt any of you butted in during that sentence because The Good Life is a PlayStation 4 title only the mind up Swery65 could properly envision. It's been doing...
News The Good Life from Swery Delayed to Late 2021, Picks Up New Publisher
At least there's a new trailer
For the second article in a row, we're here to report on a delay for The Good Life. The latest game from Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro will now hit PlayStation 4 at the end of this after originally being pushed back to the summer. There is another trailer to watch though, which we've embedded above. Except it's all in...
Mini Review Mighty Goose (PS5) - Bombastic 2D Shooter Is Really Good Fun, Despite Frustrations
Honk if you're brawny
Mighty Goose is a chaotic side-scrolling shooter in which you play as a cybernetically enhanced goose. This particularly aggressive bird is an intergalactic bounty hunter, and the game's loose plot takes you to a number of sci-fi locales as Goose brings justice to the baddies. It's all suitably dumb right from the word go, and...
News Metroidvania La-Mulana 2 Raids PS4 Next Year
Tales from the crypt
Cult action platformer La-Mulana’s sequel is coming to the PlayStation 4, and it’ll launch in the spring of next year. The whip-based Metroidvania was playable at a pre-PAX West event organised by [email protected] overnight, and promises the same “sprawling ancient ruins mind-boggling mysteries” as its predecessor. Here’s an...
News We Don't Even Know Where to Begin with Ace of Seafood
Ace of bass
What in the name of Nemo is this? Nussoft has announced open world, aquatic action game Ace of Seafood for the PlayStation 4, which... Well, we don’t even know where to start with this one. The game essentially takes place in a fantasy world where sea urchins possess the ability “to shoot powerful rays of light”. You’ll be...
Review Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight (PS4)
It's a supernatural fright
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is a 2D side-scrolling platformer that firmly plants its feet in the Metroidvania genre. Stop us if you've heard that one before. But what is a debut on consoles is actually a fourth entry in a series that dates back to 2010 on the PC, with the game in question debuting back in 2016...
Review Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae (PS4)
Live by the sword
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae is a bit like Devil May Cry on a budget – a really tight budget. It's a Japanese indie that's all about killer combos, fast reactions, and the process of mastering the game's combat system. Those looking for a story to get stuck into or characters to grow fond of had best move along. In a way, Mitsurugi...
News Samurai Slasher Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae Bloodies PS4 This Month
Could be bloody good
Hectic hack and slash action title Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae is slicing its way onto PlayStation 4 later this month. The game originally released on PC back in 2014, and taking a quick peek at a few gameplay videos has made us realise that this could be a Japanese indie worth keeping an eye on. It launches on the North American...
If you're up for an accessible, hectic action game starring strange little girls, then you could do much worse than Croixleur Sigma – a Japanese indie title that's arrived on the PlayStation 4 after a reasonably successful stint on PC. This enhanced console edition comes with two new playable characters, expanded story episodes, and...
News Croixleur Sigma Is like a 3D Phantom Breaker on PS4
It looks just as crazy, too
A no doubt niche Japanese title that's just happened to catch our eye, the awkwardly named Croixleur Sigma is coming to the PlayStation 4. It's a boisterous beat-'em-up that's incredibly reminiscent of Phantom Breaker in that it features little girls that boast ridiculous powers, but there's one key difference: this one...
Torque to the hand
The term 'indie' has been abused over the past 18 months or so. Originally intended for the exclusive use of moustache twiddling hipsters, this was a word used to describe the most independent of endeavours – preferably those programmed by a middle-aged man clad in a Reebok tracksuit, working from the corner of his Mum's...