News Try Out Sonic Frontiers PS5, PS4 for Free with PS Plus Premium Trial
Out later this week
PS Plus has been getting a lot better of late, and one aspect that’s certainly impressed us has been the free trials. Available with top tier PS Plus Premium, these allow you to play several hours from a rapidly increasing list of games, and you can continue your progress if you decide to pick any of them up at a later date...
News Sonic Frontiers Gets Its First Free DLC Expansion This Week
Sights, sounds, and speed
Update: SEGA has released more information about this Sonic Frontiers DLC pack. The Jukebox feature allows you to play various Sonic music from across the series while you're exploring the islands. There are 53 songs in total, with 13 being unlocked immediately. To get the rest, you'll need to collect Sound Memories, which...
News There's a New Persona 5 Game, But It's a Gacha for Smartphones
Persona 5 is easily one of the most iconic JRPGs of modern times, and so it stands to reason there’s more mileage to extract out of Joker and gang. We can’t say we had a gacha adaptation for smartphones on our bingo card, however, but that’s exactly what was announced earlier this week. There’s currently no launch date attached...
Poll Help Us Rank the Yakuza / Like a Dragon Games
With the recent release of Like a Dragon: Ishin!, we think it's time to properly rank the games in RGG Studio's beloved Yakuza / Like a Dragon franchise. And, as always, we want your help in creating a definitive list. Determining the series' best games won't be easy, though. This is a property that's managed to maintain a fairly...
News Command the Battlefield with Company of Heroes 3's Tactical Pause Feature
Company of Heroes 3 is out today on PC, with us console-bound players having to wait a little longer to get our paws on it, with a PS5 launch coming later in 2023. In a fresh trailer, we got our best look yet at the new tactical pause feature. Tactical pause will allow players to play at their own pace, stopping time and allowing...
News Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio Gets Real in Behind the Scenes Like a Dragon Doco
Rise, like a dragon
Like a Dragon: Ishin! is out in the wild now, and we loved it. But, if you are anything like us, you always need a little more Ryu Ga Gotoku in your life, so why not whet your whistle with the first of a three-part documentary looking at life at the studio itself? This first episode, entitled A Dragon Reborn, takes a look at...
Poll Are You Playing Like a Dragon: Ishin?
By the blade
Yep, we now live in a reality where Like a Dragon: Ishin! is available worldwide. And if that's not cause for celebration, we don't know what is. This historical spinoff originally released in Japan almost a decade ago, with this remake giving the experience an Unreal Engine overhaul on PS5 and PS4. If you're already a fan of the...
News Like a Dragon: Ishin's Launch Trailer Feeds the Flames of Hype
Reach out to the truth
Like a Dragon: Ishin! has been out for a few days already if you pre-ordered for early access, but if you happen to be picking it up today — on its official launch date — then this trailer will probably push your hype into overdrive. As we've come to expect of Yakuza Like a Dragon (we promise we'll stop doing this joke at...
Review Like a Dragon: Ishin! (PS5) - One of the Most Intense and Intricate Yakuza Games Yet
Blast from the past
It's finally here! It's been almost a decade since Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! released exclusively in Japan on PS3 and PS4, with Western fans begging for a localisation effort all the while. But back then, the Yak--, er, Like a Dragon series was nowhere near as popular as it is now, and so here we are with SEGA greenlighting a...
News Sonic Frontiers Sales 'Greatly Exceeded' Estimates, Says SEGA
A new frontier
Sonic Frontiers might have received a mixed reception from fans and critics alike when it launched late last year, but hedgehog faithfuls came out in force to support the game regardless. We know the game sold over 2.5 Million copies in the first month, and while we don't have a more updated figure, it's clear SEGA is happy with how...
News Like a Dragon: Ishin's PS5, PS4 Trophy List Will Destroy You
Do everything, ever
The Yakuza Like a Dragon series is no stranger to extremely tough (read: very grindy) Trophy lists — and upcoming spinoff Like a Dragon: Ishin! is another one that's aimed squarely at masochists. The title's PS5 and PS4 list is packed with what can only be described as mind-breaking Trophies — the kind of trinkets that'll...
News Like a Dragon: Ishin! Combat Demo Is Out on PS5 Now
Practise before launch
Update: The Like a Dragon: Ishin! demo is available to download now on the PS Store, but only PS5 users can play. There's no PS4 version on offer like there is for the full game. Your save data from the demo won't carry over to the paid version. Original story: A Like a Dragon: Ishin! demo focusing on combat looks set to hit...
News Company of Heroes 3 Demonstrates Tactics Available to Budding Commanders
The right tool for the job
Company of Heroes 3 is a strategy game that is all about player choice, giving budding commanders options in how they deal with the challenges ahead. In a new trailer, developers from Relic Entertainment demonstrate the different ways in which a single mission can be accomplished, and it all begins with company choice...
News Surprising Absolutely No-One, Like a Dragon: Ishin! DLC Lets You Dress as Kazuma Kiryu
Dress to impress
Like a Dragon: Ishin will roar onto PS5 on 21st February, and by all indications, it's looking like it will satisfy fans' cravings for a new Ryu Ga Gotoku-developed adventure. With release right around the corner, we got a peek at some DLC coming to the game at launch, and players will be able to don the modern-day threads of the...
News Retro Compilation Sonic Origins Could Be Getting a Plus Update
Looks like SEGA will be building upon its already sturdy Sonic Origins compilation with a Plus upgrade similar to Sonic Mania. A classification submitted to the Korean ratings board references the release of Sonic Origins Plus, which will presumably include additional content – potentially Game Gear games, Ma
News Love Is in the Air at Two Point Campus on PS5, PS4
You love to see it
PlayStation’s premier university tycoon title Two Point Campus has received a lovey-dovey update, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The free download includes a variety of romantic items and outfits, allowing you to give your schools a purrdy makeover ahead of the 14th February. <related ids="135094"> The update also...
News Deutsches Afrikakorps Blitz onto the Battlefield in Company of Heroes 3
Pedal to the metal
The Deutsches Afrikakorps have been revealed to be the next playable faction in the upcoming WW2 strategy game Company of Heroes 3, which storms the beaches on PS5 in 2023. Mobile, mechanized and elite, the Deutsches Afrikakorps are all about speed and aggression and will likely appeal to players who favour a rush style of...
Random Yakuza Producer Surprised by How Sexy Fans Find Goro Majima
He shouldn't be
Everybody loves a bad boy, right? That certainly seems to be the case within the Yakuza fandom, where antiheroes like Kazuma Kiryu are celebrated for solving problems with their fists. It appears to be news to series producer and director Hiroyuki Sakamoto, however, who was surprised to learn just how popular antagonist Goro Majima...
News Like a Dragon: Ishin Trailer Teases Yet Another Top Tier Tale from RGG Studio
One of the series' best?
It's fairly short, but the new story trailer for Like a Dragon: Ishin! sets the stage for yet another engrossing tale in RGG Studio's beloved franchise. Yakuza fans will already be well aware of the developer's knack for telling gripping narratives, and to be frank, we wouldn't expect anything less from this upcoming remake...
Preview Has Like a Dragon: Ishin's Journey to the West on PS5, PS4 Been Worth the Wait?
SEGA's historical period drama finally arrives overseas
It’s as ancient as Like a Dragon: Ishin’s backdrop, but there was a time when Yakuza fans had to fight tooth and nail like Kazuma Kiryu for Yakuza games. Back when Yakuza Ishin released as a Japanese exclusive launch title for the PS4 in 2014, PlayStation’s third-party evangelist Gio...
News Actor Rahul Kohli and Wrestler Kenny Omega to Cameo as Cards in Like a Dragon: Ishin!
Two of six special guests confirmed
Like a Dragon: Ishin! is just around the corner, with the late-stage samurai game coming in hot on 21st February. Developer Ryu Ga Gotoku has revealed that it will immortalise some of its celebrity super-fans by including them in-game as obtainable Trooper Cards. Trooper Cards represent the forces fighting for...
News Fans Seem Split on Like a Dragon: Ishin's New Combat as Cards Star in Latest Trailer
The hand that's dealt
The reception to Like a Dragon: Ishin! has largely been positive since the game's reveal last year. This is, after all, a remake of a highly rated instalment that was never officially released outside of Japan. We're all expecting yet another engrossing RGG Studio adventure, but for some fans, there's a bit of concern over one...
News Delayed Football Manager 2023 Gives PS5 a Team Talk on 1st February
PS Plus members can get 20 per cent off
Football Manager 2023 had been scheduled to makes its PlayStation home console debut on PS5 late last year, but was delayed at the last minute due to a certification issue. Ever since then, the uber-popular soccer team building title has been hanging out in the locker room – but it’ll finally kick off on...
News Sonic Team Veteran Considering Ditching the Boost System for Next Game
Possibly make it more like Adventure
Sonic Frontiers, generally speaking, has been a positive step forward for the franchise, making some dramatic changes in an attempt to set the hedgehog on the right path. The game's director, Morio Kishimoto, is clearly in the business of shaking things up, with previous lead roles on Sonic Colours and Sonic Lost...
News British Forces Bring the Might of the Commonwealth to Bear in Company of Heroes 3
Fight them on the beaches
In a strange but welcome surprise, SEGA recently announced that its excellent WW2 real-time strategy franchise, Company of Heroes, would be coming to console for the first time with the advent of Company of Heroes 3. Today we got a look at the plucky British Forces, who fight with the aid of their Commonwealth allies. One...
News Like a Dragon: Ishin Shows Off Incredible Looking Minigames
Dancing! Karaoke! Chicken racing!
SEGA is ramping up the marketing ahead of Like a Dragon: Ishin!'s release in about a month's time, and now we've got the trailer that everyone wanted to see: the minigame showcase. In typical series fashion, you'll be able to take part in a range of mental activities, including traditional Japanese buyo dancing,...
News You Can Run a Cosy Little Farm in Like a Dragon: Ishin
Living off the land
The Yakuza Like a Dragon games love their wholesome side stories, and they don't get much more wholesome than this. Upcoming action RPG Like a Dragon: Ishin! features an especially in-depth optional activity titled 'Another Life', which lets you take a much-needed break from the title's dramatic plot and bloody action. Yes, as...
News Sonic Frontiers Speeds Past 2.5 Million Sales in Its First Month
Plenty more Sonic on the way
SEGA will be having a merry Christmas this year with the success of Sonic Frontiers. The game, which takes the blue hedgehog to a semi-open world setting, establishes a solid new formula on which to build, and it seems that fans have rewarded the experiment. A month out from release, it's now surpassed 2.5 million sales...
News WW2 Strategy Game Company of Heroes 3 Marches onto PS5 in 2023
The first in the series to hit consoles
SEGA has announced Company of Heroes 3 for PS5, bringing the World War 2 RTS to consoles for the first time. Check out the trailer above. If you don't know, this is a real-time strategy game in which you command your troops around the battlefield to complete tactical missions. The announcement trailer doesn't...
News Sonic Fanbase Heartbroken Over The Game Awards Loss
Genshin Impact wins Players' Voice Award
Sonic the Hedgehog fans have been consoling themselves after losing out to Genshin Impact in the huge social media war to win the Players' Voice Award at The Game Awards last night. While there were three other finalists in
News Sonic Frontiers, Genshin Impact Fans at War Over Players' Voice Award
The Game Awards gets heated
Battle lines have been drawn and a video game war is being fought across social media: it's Sonic Frontiers vs. Genshin Impact. Both titles have been nominated for the Players' Voice Awards at The Game Awards tomorrow night, and the hardcore fanbase of each game has taken it upon itself to try and make their chosen game...
News Like a Dragon: Ishin! Is Playable Four Days Early If You Pre-Order Digitally
Like a Drama
Hmmmm, we've never been big fans of this practice, but SEGA has done it before, and it's doing it again: Like a Dragon: Ishin! will be playable four whole days before its release date if you pre-order the game digitally (that's through the PlayStation Store on PS5 and PS4). The four days of "early access" are being specifically promoted...
News Like a Dragon: Ishin!'s Combat Is Looking Brutal, Surprisingly Bloody
Cold steel, hot lead
SEGA has released a new gameplay trailer for upcoming action RPG Like a Dragon: Ishin!. It spotlights the title's combat system, which is primarily based upon four unique fighting styles: Swordsman, Gunman, Wild Dancer, and Brawler. You can switch between these styles at any time in a fight, with each of them sporting their own...
News New Modes, Playable Characters, More Coming Free to Sonic Frontiers in 2023
SEGA reveals content roadmap
SEGA has announced what looks like an extensive slate of post-launch updates for Sonic Frontiers. The game, which released just a few weeks ago, will be receiving pretty substantial new content throughout 2023, and it'll all be free. Three major updates are set to arrive next year, each bringing new modes and features...
News Two Point Campus: Space Academy Prepares for Launch on 6th December
First DLC goes sci-fi
Two Point Campus arrived on PS5 and PS4 earlier this year, and while the base game is lots of fun, the developer isn't done with it just yet. SEGA and Two Point Studios have announced Space Academy, the first major DLC for the management sim, and it's coming very soon. Launching on 6th December, Space Academy is a new...
News Yakuza's Addictive Cabaret Club Will Return in Like a Dragon Gaiden on PS5, PS4
Hostess with the mostess
The minigames are a massive part of the appeal in any Yakuza title, and it looks like SEGA will be bringing back a classic for the upcoming Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name. Those of you who follow the series closely will know that Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio is currently holding a competition for models to appear...
News Sonic Frontiers Update 1.10 Available Now on PS5, PS4, Here Are the Patch Notes
While Sonic Frontiers is largely a step in the right direction for the franchise, the game isn't without its flaws. Many players are running into trouble with some remaining bugs causing crashes and other issues. Thankfully, Sonic Team has said it's listening to feedback and will be updating the game for the foreseeable. Today, a...
News SEGA's Streets of Rage Punching to Cinema with John Wick Creator Attached
Lionsgate on board as project picks up pace
SEGA is making a Streets of Rage movie in collaboration with Lionsgate, and John Wick creator Derek Kolstad is leading the project. The film – which was announced earlier in the year, but is seemingly picking up speed now – does not have a release date, but Kolstad seems excited about it. “When...
News Sonic Prime Trailer Takes You to an Alternate Reality with Multiple Eggmen
The first full trailer for Sonic Prime has been released, giving us a much clearer picture of what to expect from the Netflix series. Sonic explores a new frontier when a mysterious crystal goes boom, unleashing a dimensional rift that forces him into a lost world where he meets a new generation of his colourful friends, including...
News RTS Company of Heroes 3 Rated for PS5 in Taiwan
Didn't see that one coming
The next instalment in the legendary real-time strategy franchise Company of Heroes is apparently coming to PS5, with Company of Heroes 3 rated by the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee. Officially, Company of Heroes 3 has only been announced for PC, so this development is quite a surprise. Developed by Relic...
News Cosplay as Rathalos with Sonic Frontiers' Monster Hunter Collab Pack, Free on PS5, PS4
The hunt begins
We knew it was coming, and its finally here. The Sonic Frontier's x Monster Hunter Collab pack is now available for download in Sonic Frontiers on PS5 and PS4, and its totally free. So if you ever wanted to tear up the Starfall Islands dressed as Ratholos for some hyper-specific reason, well, now you can. In addition to the Rathalos...
Poll What Review Score Would You Give Sonic Frontiers?
Sonic Frontiers has been on the market for about a week or so now, and at least from our perspective, the reception has been reasonably positive. Even shockingly positive, some might argue, for what is the latest entry in a long line of critically panned 3D Sonic games. We really enjoyed the open world adventure, as per our Sonic...
News Like a Dragon: Ishin! Producer Talks Historical Setting, Development, and Upgraded Battle System
The Last Samurai
We can't help but devour any new Like a Dragon: Ishin! info as fast as we can get it. Recently, fans at Twitchcon had the opportunity to go hands-on with the title and give their impressions. Now a full interview with producer Hiroyuki Sakamoto from the event has been released, in which the setting, story and upgraded battle system...
News Sonic Frontiers Director Acknowledges Feedback, 'We Still Have a Long Way to Go'
Slow your roll
Sonic Frontiers is out now and in the wild, and our own thoughts on the matter are that the game itself is great but has a few rough edges, primarily technical. Critical consensus has hardly been uniform, and the director of the title, Morio Kishimoto, doesn't seem to consider Frontiers a finished product, recognising that the game is...
News Like a Dragon: Ishin! Looks Fantastic in Twitchcon Gameplay Impressions
Revere the Emperor, expel the barbarians
Like a Dragon: Ishin! looks like it will be a lot of fun when it launches in February, with its 19th-century schtick a welcome change from the more modern setting of the classic Yakuza games. Attendees of Twitchcon were able to go hands-on with the game, and SEGA has released a short video of some lucky...
Poll Did You Buy Sonic Frontiers?
Sonic Frontiers is here, and it's actually...pretty good? Well, that's what our own Sonic Frontiers PS5 review says, and it's currently sitting at a respectable 73 on Metacritic — which, let's be honest, is fairly high for a modern Sonic title. You could argue that the Blue Blur is back, then, but have the review scores been enough to...
Review Sonic Frontiers (PS5) - Bold New Gamble for the Series Pays Off
I must proceed at a high velocity
After 23 years of 3D Sonic adventures, we all know how we feel about them; some love them, some demand they be launched into the sun. Regardless of your opinion on the 3D games, it was clear that, after the disaster that was Sonic Forces — a game many consider one of his worst ever — something drastic had to...
News Sonic Throws Hands at Lightning Speed in High-Energy Frontiers Trailer
Hit 'em with the old Razzle Dazzle
The release of Sonic Frontiers is approaching at blinding speeds, with the open-zone adventure set for launch on 8th November. Today we got a new trailer showing the spiky blue hedgehog trading blows with foes great and small, set to a soundtrack that transported us back to our angstier teenage years. Despite an...
News Football Manager 2023 PS5 Delayed Just Days Before Launch
VAR is having a look
Bad news for all of you wannabe football coaches: the anticipated PS5 version of Football Manager 23 has been delayed at pretty much the last minute. The tactical title was meant to release on the 8th November — just under a week from the writing of this article — but it's now been pushed back to a currently unannounced...
News Sonic Frontiers Prologue Animation Is All About Knuckles
Prepare for launch
Knuckles says he prefers to work alone, which is quite funny given the whole "and Knuckles" thing. Anyway, this six-minute animated short has just been published, showing what happens to the tough-guy echidna prior to the events of upcoming game, Sonic Frontiers. As it turns out, Knuckles is just doing his daily beat of Angel...