Tag: Pqube

  • Review Cat Quest II - Simple But Satisfying RPG Fun That Shines in Co-Op

    Purrty doggone good

    A follow-up to 2017's simple but very effective Cat Quest, the appropriately named Cat Quest II is bigger and better. The first game's simplicity remains intact, making for another approachable action role-playing title that's fun for all ages. Journeying across the game's colourful map, picking up quests, whacking monsters, and...

  • Hands On Inertial Drift Is a Promising PS4 Racer That Drives on Its Side

    Angle grinder

    Life is more fun when you’re on your back – not that we’d know anything about that. Inertial Drift – a name so close to plagiarising legendary anime Initial D that it instantly earned our respect – argues that it’s actually more entertaining on your side, as this so-called twin-stick arcade racer trades on taking corners at...

  • News Warborn Is Strategical Anime That Looks Pretty Darn Cool

    Coming Spring 2020

    We're not all weebs over here at Push Square Towers, so this latest PlayStation 4 title has caught a few of us off guard. Warborn is a turn-based strategy game that uses an anime art style, and it looks incredibly cool. Check out its announcement trailer above to see for yourself. Suiting up in the Variable Armour, a...

  • News Inertial Drift Ditches the Brakes on PS4 in 2020

    Comes with local split-screen multiplayer

    The racing genre isn't particularly well represented on PlayStation 4. We reckon Gran Turismo Sport is the best driving game on the console, but even that takes a weird turn with an effort to showcase serious online racing. Inertial Drift, from developer Northern Softworks, is

  • News Cat Quest 2 Claws Its Way to PS4 Later This Month

    Pawesome

    Cat Quest II will arrive on PlayStation 4 later this month, publisher PQube has confirmed. The sequel's headline act is the ability to play co-op with a friend, but it also features a bigger world to explore, expanded character progression, and more. We're fans of the first game -- it was a charming little RPG -- so we're looking forward to...

  • News Cat Quest II Details Local Co-Op, and Yes, Player 2 Gets to Be a Dog

    Cat's best friend

    Fresh Cat Quest II details have leapt into our lap, with a series of brief new trailers highlighting co-op, the sequel's more expansive map, and gameplay additions like new weapon types, magic spells, and skills. It continues to look like everything we'd want from a follow-up to Cat Quest, which was already a neat little RPG...

  • Review Root Letter: Last Answer - Manga Turned Live Action Is a Pleasant Surprise

    Is that a ghost?

    As far as re-releases go, Root Letter: Last Answer is one of the most dramatic of the generation. Originally released on PlayStation 4 three years ago as a manga-based visual novel, the title from Kadokawa Games is back with an all-new live action overhaul that turns what was already a decent experience into something that anyone...

  • News Cat Quest II Pounces on PS4 This Fall

    Fur gold and glory

    Cat Quest II, the sequel to the surprisingly great Cat Quest, has been given a release window on PlayStation 4. Previously, the cute action role-playing title was simply slated for "2019", but now we know it's leaping onto Sony's system this Fall. The trailer above gives us our latest look at the upcoming release. Cat Quest II...

  • Review Kill la Kill - If - Stunning Visuals Can't Mask a Sloppy Anime Fighter

    Fan serviceable

    If there's one thing Kill la Kill - If gets right, it's capturing the relentlessness of the source material. Even outside of combat, well made cutscenes do a great job of replicating the madness of the anime, right down to the completely over the top facial expressions of its crazy characters. From the word go, the story mode is a...

  • News Kill la Kill - IF Demo Is Playable Now on PS4

    Killing it

    There's a playable demo out now for upcoming PlayStation 4 anime brawler Kill la Kill - IF. Weighing in at 7.2GB, you can find the demo on the PlayStation Store, although you may have to search for it. The demo includes the first chapter of the game's story mode, as well as a versus mode that comes with several fighters: Ryuko Matoi,...

  • News Root Letter: Last Answer Is an Enhanced Version of the 2016 Original, Coming to PS4 This Year

    Adds FMV cutscenes

    We didn't manage to get around to reviewing Root Letter when it released on PS4 and PS Vita back in 2016, but thanks to an enhanced edition going by the name of Root Letter: Last Answer, it looks like we'll get a second chance. It's apparently a pretty good visual novel, and it's coming to PS4 in the west later this year. You can...

  • News Kill la Kill - IF Release Date Confirmed, Blasts onto PS4 This Summer

    Killing it

    That great looking Kill la Kill brawler, Kill la Kill - IF, has a confirmed release date. Publisher PQube has the PlayStation 4 title nailed on the 26th July in both North America and Europe. Nothing like a bit of hot summer action. A new trailer's also been released, which we've embedded above. Gosh darn, it looks suitably mental (and...

  • News That Stunning Kill la Kill PS4 Game Is Coming to Europe Later This Year

    If looks could kill

    Kill la Kill - If, that crazy good looking arena brawler from Arc System Works, is coming to Europe via publisher PQube. It's set to launch on PS4 later this year, and obviously, it's based on the super stylish Kill la Kill anime. As you'd expect of an Arc System Works title these days, the game looks stunning. We've only got...

  • Review Nippon Marathon - Janky Japanese Japes

    Takeshi's hassle

    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,...

  • News PQube Is Done with PS Vita, Says It's a Bird That Can't Fly

    "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...

  • News Gang Beasts Meets Takeshi's Castle in Nippon Marathon, Coming to PS4 Next Month

    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...

  • News Super Pixel Racers Is a Cute Top Down Racing Game Drifting to PS4

    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...

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    Review Punch Line

    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...

  • News Speed Runner RAZED Will Raise Eye Brows in October on PS4

    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...

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    Review All-Star Fruit Racing

    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...

  • News Sony Steps in to Cancel PS4, Vita Title Omega Labyrinth Z in the West

    That's that

    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...

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    Review Gal*Gun 2

    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...

  • News There's a Freakin' Fruit Themed Kart Racer Coming to PS4

    Fruit loops

    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...

  • News PS4, Vita Title Omega Labyrinth Z Refused Release in UK and Other PAL Regions

    Bounced

    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...

  • News Gal Gun 2 Falls in Love with You Next Spring on PS4

    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...

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    Review Cat Quest

    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...

  • Interview Making a Peach Beach Splash with Senran Kagura's Kenichiro Takaki

    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...

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    Review Rabi-Ribi

    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...

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    Review White Day: A Labyrinth Named School

    Whispering corridors

    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...

  • News Cult Korean Horror White Day Haunts Your High School in August

    Teenage screams

    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...

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    Review Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2

    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...

  • News PlayStation Plus Subscribers Can Grab Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2's Generous Demo Today

    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,...

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    Review Akiba's Beat

    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...

  • News Cult Korean Horror White Day Spooks PS4 This September

    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...

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    Review FlatOut 4: Total Insanity

    Safety car

    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...

  • Hands On FlatOut 4 Is Total Insanity on PS4

    Car-nage

    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...

  • News Dance to the Sound of Akiba's Beat on PS4, Vita This Spring

    Electric town

    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...

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    Review Steins;Gate 0

    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...

  • News Vita Game About Giving Girls Orgasms Accidentally Rated for Everyone

    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,...

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    Review Gal*Gun: Double Peace

    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,...

  • Video We've Found PS4's Dumbest Game to Date

    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...

  • News Put Your Hormones on Hold, Gal Gun: Double Peace Is Delayed Two Weeks in the West

    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...

  • News BlazBlue: Central Fiction Confirmed for Europe in 2016

    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...

  • News You Probably Shouldn't Watch Gal Gun: Double Peace's English Trailer in Public

    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...

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    Review Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo

    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...

  • News Pheromones Become Firepower in Gal Gun: Double Peace on PS4, Vita

    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...

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    Review BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend

    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...

  • News Earth Defense Force Brings Big Bugs to Europe

    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...

  • News BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend Brings Long Names to Europe

    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...

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    Review RIDE

    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...