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Sammy Barker recalls his history with Yu Suzuki's hit series
Republished on Thursday, 18th August 2018: We're bringing this article back from the archives in celebration of Shenmue I & II's impending release on the PlayStation 4. The original text follows. Originally published on Thursday, 16th July 2015: I don't remember the day that the snow...
Hands On Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Could Be One of the Best Yakuza Games Yet
An extreme remake
Before Yakuza was niche on the PlayStation 3, it was even more niche on the PlayStation 2. The original Yakuza was undeniably rough around the edges and its somewhat shaky remake, Yakuza: Kiwami, reflected that. But with Yakuza 2, the series found a real foothold. Improved gameplay and a more complex, intriguing narrative pushed...
News Three More B-List Sonic Pals Join Team Sonic Racing Roster
Team Sonic Racing is shaping up fairly well, with interesting team-based mechanics injected into traditional kart racing goodness. One of the bigger question marks over the title is its roster of characters -- without SEGA's other properties to flesh it out, this game's lineup consists purely of Sonic's friends and foes, which isn't...
News Fist of the North Star PS4 Combat Looks Like Yakuza Gone Mad
And it's bloody as heck
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise is a Yakuza game at its core. It's the same developer, it has the same kind of structure -- complete with minigames -- and the combat looks like it builds directly upon the foundations laid by Kiryu and pals. Having said that, the combat looks properly mental in this latest trailer...
News Sony Was the Only Platform Holder to Not Reject Yakuza
And we're so very glad
Regular readers will know that the Yakuza series is very near and dear to our hearts here at Push Square. We've been singing the series' praises since the days of the PlayStation 2, and (hopefully) without sounding too smug about it, we're really happy to see the franchise finally catch on with a wider audience here in...
News New Team Sonic Racing Trailer Showcases Team Tactics
As you might be able to deduce from the game's name, Team Sonic Racing is all about teamwork. SEGA has released a brand new trailer that drives this point home, focusing on the techniques you and your teammates will be utilising to stay ahead. Skimboost is a manoeuvre whereby you drive close to a teammate who's struggling to give them a...
News Yakuza 3 Shows Its Age with New PS4 Remaster Screenshots
Mini games shown off
Yakuza 3, as well as 4 and 5, are set to receive PS4 remasters in Japan, and these new screenshots show off what we can expect when they eventually make their way to the West. While it's a step up from the original release, it's looking a little rough around the edges, but we doubt Yakuza fans will be concerned about that - the...
News Valkyria Chronicles 4 Demo Rolls Out on PS4
Hit up the European PlayStation Store right now and you should be able to find a playable demo for upcoming strategy role-playing title Valkyria Chronicles 4. You can find it by either going to 'games' and then 'demos', and then scrolling along to 'see all', or you can simply search for Valkyria Chronicles 4 and it should pop up. The...
News SEGA's Gamescom 2018 Lineup Includes Team Sonic Racing, Fist of the North Star, More
Playable at the show
SEGA has a few pretty interesting titles up its sleeve, and it looks to be bringing most of them to Gamescom 2018 later this month. At the Cologne show, which runs from 21st to 25th August, the publisher will be showing off a handful of games at its Deep Silver booth. The PS4 games on display are: Fist of the North Star: Lost...
News Shenmue I & II Scores a Gorgeous Japanese Collector's Edition
Only on PS4
Shenmue I & II will not release in Japan until 22nd November, but fans’ patience will be rewarded in the form of a stunning Collector’s Edition only available overseas. The pretty PlayStation 4 exclusive will cost ¥5,990 (~$54) and will come with a copy of the game and a 40 song soundtrack in a special presentation package...
News Fist of the North Star PS4's Western Box Art Is Decent, But a Step Down from Japan's
At least it's not terrible
The box art for Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise has been revealed, and it's thankfully not too shabby. As you'd expect, it features main badass Kenshiro cracking his knuckles as his enemies swarm behind him. The colour palette is quite pretty, too. But it's not quite on the same level as Japan's old school...
News Valkyria Chronicles 4 Opening Scene Shows Off English Dub
SEGA's posted the prologue to Valkyria Chronicles 4 online, and besides looking quite lovely, it provides a good look at the game's English dub. The release will feature both Japanese and English voice tracks when it launches in September, but it sounds like SEGA's put a lot of effort into ensuring that the latter is up to scratch...
News Ryo Hazuki Recaps Shenmue's Engrossing Storyline
Maybe another time
In the latest of a string of Shenmue I & II promotional videos, SEGA’s roped in Ryo Hazuki’s voice actor Corey Marshall to offer some insight on the story. Yu Suzuki’s innovative adventure game is perhaps so beloved because it was one of the first games to really emphasise story-telling and cinematics – something...
News Take a Peek into Kaz's Love Life with the Latest Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Trailer
Yakuza protagonist Kazuma Kiryu is a bit of a clutz when it comes to serious romance, but if you plan on picking up Yakuza: Kiwami 2 next month, you'll get a rare glimpse into Kaz's love life. We won't go into too much detail here, but the game's latest trailer sets the tone nicely. As with most things in Yakuza, this particular...
News The West Likes Yakuza Because It Doesn't Pander to Western Tastes, Says SEGA
SEGA has come a long way since the days of removing parts of Yakuza 3 because western audiences wouldn't "get it". Speaking to GameIndustry, SEGA Europe boss John Clark says that Yakuza has found its footing here in the West because it doesn't shy away from its Japanese roots. "We're not turning every Yakuza title into an open-world...
News Embrace 90s Nostalgia with SEGA Mega Drive's Free PSVR Patch
Welcome to the Fantasy Zone
SEGA Mega Drive Classics – or SEGA Genesis Classics for those of you overseas – will now allow you to forget all about 2018 and escape to a virtual world of 90s nostalgia with PlayStation VR. A brand new 268MB patch allows you to play all of the compilation’s 16-bit classics on a 14” portable television, in a...
News Sonic Mania Cheat Codes Discovered - Infinite Continues, All Chaos Emeralds, More
Sonic Mania might update the old Sonic formula for a modern audience, but it's also a giant throwback to the Mega Drive days. Back in the 90s, it was common for games to be rife with cheat codes, an almost extinct way to change up the game by enabling things like infinite lives, or spawning in items you shouldn't have access to. As it...
DLC Review Sonic Mania's Encore Content Pack Is a Big Plus
Almost a year after its initial release, Sonic Mania remains a delight. The blue hedgehog's retro PS4 outing is not only his best game in a long time, but it's clearly been made with the love and passion that the 16-bit games deserve. It's both modern and nostalgic, merging old and new in brilliant ways that make old-school Sonic fans...
News Sonic Mania Plus Promo Apes Old SEGA Advert
A whole lot more for less
Sonic Mania Plus is out tomorrow, bringing the original game back to store shelves with a raft of extra content, such as long lost characters, Mighty and Ray. The wonderfully retro platformer leans heavily into 90s nostalgia, and the above new commercial for the game...
News This SEGA Pop-Up Book Is the Best Thing You'll See All Week
Welcome to the Fantasy Zone
To be this good takes ages – or just a brilliant pop-up book with paper-based versions of SEGA’s most iconic arcade cabinets. Check out this bundle of amazingness: The SEGA Arcade: Pop-Up History includes sculptures of various classic cabinets from the Japanese company, including Space Harrier, Hang-On, and –...
News Revisit Shenmue's Famous Dobuita Street in the Flesh
Through the power of YouTube
Dobuita Street is perhaps the most memorable location from the original Shenmue game. Home to Tom’s hot-dog stand, Nozomi’s flower shop, and… Like, a car park, it’s the central shopping district in the first instalment. It’s also a real-life place with real-life inspirations, as explained in this excellent...
News Yakuza Producer 'Would Love' to Make a Sequel to the Underrated Binary Domain
We'd be happy with a remaster
So, who remembers Binary Domain? A third-person shooter that launched on the PlayStation 3 all the way back in 2012, it was developed by the team behind the Yakuza series over at SEGA. While it certainly had its flaws, the general consensus here at Push Square is that it was a bit of an underrated gem. Much like...
Review Shining Resonance Refrain (PS4)
SEGA's classic Shining series is back, and it's definitely not what old school fans may remember. Shining Resonance Refrain is an enhanced remaster of Shining Resonance -- a PlayStation 3 title that launched only in Japan almost four years ago. It arrives on Western shores with a full (and optional) English dub, as well as a fresh way...
News Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Demo Now Available on PS4
New story trailer released
Are you ready for even more Kiryu action on PS4? A demo for Yakuza: Kiwami 2 has been made available on the PlayStation Store today, giving you a taster of what to expect from this remake of the second game in the series. A small selection of mini games and sub stories will be unlocked for you to enjoy as you explore...
News Shenmue I & II PS4 Release Date Revealed
Race ducks and drive forklift trucks in August
Though no official confirmation has been made by SEGA, the release date for Shenmue I & II appears to now be set in stone. According to the bundle's listing on the PlayStation Store, the PS4 ports of these influential Dreamcast adventure games is 20th August in North America and 21st August in...
News Big the Cat, Amy Rose, and Chao Join Team Sonic Racing
Big the Cat’s hanging up his fishing rod in favour of four wheels, as three new characters join the roster of Team Sonic Racing. The frog-obsessed feline will be joined by the forever friend-zoned Amy Rose and four different Chao characters – all driving in the, ahem, same car. The newcomers were revealed as part of a Sonic the Hedgehog...
News Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise PS4 Gameplay Looks Like Yakuza in All But Name
The announcement that Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise is making its way to Western shores later this year was somewhat overshadowed by other E3 news, but it's a big win for fans nonetheless. It's being developed by Yakuza Studio, the team responsible for, you guessed it, the Yakuza series, and this new gameplay footage looks very...
News Shining Resonance Refrain Demo Available Now on PS4
Action JRPG's worth a shot
There's a playable demo out right now on the PlayStation Store for action role-playing title Shining Resonance Refrain. With its file size only adding up to 1.4GB on PlayStation 4, it's well worth a download if you're interested in a bit of anime-styled adventuring. The game itself is set to launch in the near...
E3 2018 Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Rocks One of the Best Trailers of E3
Rock the dragon
We've seen a lot of trailers over the last few days (well duh, it's E3), but honestly, we reckon one of the best videos of them all didn't even show up at a press conference. That's right, the Push Square Yakuza Fanboy Squad is back, and we declare that this E3 trailer for Yakuza: Kiwami 2 is right up there with the...
E3 2018 Valkyria Chronicles 4 Gets a Short but Sweet Overview Trailer
As a part of SEGA's E3 2018 push, Valkyria Chronicles 4 has a slick new trailer. It's not all that long, but it does show some English gameplay while it presents an overview of the tactical title as a whole. Valkyria Chronicles 4 still has a vague "Fall 2018" release window, so we have to imagine that we'll get a concrete date very soon.
E3 2018 Fist of the North Star Bursts Heads on Western PS4s This October
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise -- the game's confirmed Western title -- is officially heading West later this year, SEGA has announced. The adaptation is developed by the team behind the Yakuza series, and has a very similar gameplay structure. It launched in Japan earlier in the year. It comes to North American and Europe...
E3 2018 Team Sonic Racing Recruits Crush 40 for New Trailer
Fur the win
SEGA’s traditional c*ck rock has been brought out, which means you know it’s about to get serious with Team Sonic Racing. The publisher’s been teasing Sumo Digital’s spin-off for a few weeks now, but finally here’s a proper trailer to feast on. For those of you who aren’t in the loop-the-loop, the game has a team racing...
Rumour Fist of the North Star Shooting West on PS4, Leaked by Amazon
The stars align
Well, it looks like Fist of the North Star is heading West, if a supposed Amazon leak is to be believed. According to the online retailer, it'll be called Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise outside of Japan. Decent subtitle, to be honest. Given that the leak has popped up during E3, it's probably safe to assume that an...
E3 2018 Persona Dancing Games Likely to Boogie to Western Shores
SEGA reveals full lineup
Atlus is set to announce two new titles on 7th June, and it’s looking like they’ll be Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night. Gematsu’s uncovered a directory on the label’s official website which it believes will host the website for the pair of pirouetting spin-offs, although obviously file...
News Team Sonic Racing Is More Than a Mario Kart Clone
There's no AiAi in Team Sonic Racing
It’s not a popular opinion, but Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed was up there with Mario Kart in our eyes – and just a pointed snout behind Crash Team Racing, which is still gaming’s greatest ever kart racer, of course. Team Sonic Racing comes with credentials, then – even if it is lacking the...
News Team Sonic Racing Officially Announced, Drifts onto PS4 This Winter
Gotta go fast
SEGA has announced Team Sonic Racing following Walmart's leak earlier today. The above teaser trailer doesn't tell you very much about the new game, but we do know the title is due out Winter 2018. Developed by Sumo Digital, the studio behind Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, you'll be able to play solo, in co-op, or...
News Walmart Strikes Again, Team Sonic Racing Leaked Via Product Page
Oops, I did it again
Oh, Walmart. You're not having the best of luck when it comes to games, are you? Following on from the huge Walmart Canada leak that seemingly outed several unnanounced games - including RAGE 2, which
News Sounds Like the Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 PS4 Remasters Will Head West After All
SEGA chief suggests so
Last week, we learned that SEGA plans to release remasters of Yakuza adventures 3, 4, and 5 on PS4, but they were only confirmed for Japan. However, a new quote from SEGA's chief creative officer, Toshihiro Nagoshi, suggests that the remasters will head to Western territories. Speaking on a SEGA live stream yesterday,...
Review SEGA Mega Drive Classics (PS4)
SEGA Mega Drive Classics is one of those games you've probably already made up your mind about. The Mega Drive (or the Genesis, depending on where you are) played host to some absolute gems in the 90s, and for many, the chance to relive some fond memories on PS4 will be an attractive proposal. There are over 50 games in this retro...
News Valkyria Chronicles 4 Introduces Its Main Characters in New English Trailer
Squad E seem like a friendly bunch going by this latest English trailer for Valkyria Chronicles 4. The series has always presented us with likeable characters, and this upcoming instalment looks to be no different. The video's short and sweet, but it does a good job of introducing the game's central cast. The English dub seems decent, too...
News Here's What Yakuza 3 Looks Like Remastered on PS4
Earlier in the week, we learned that the three main last-gen Yakuza games -- 3, 4, and 5 -- will be getting the remaster treatment on PS4, at least in Japan. While we wait to find out if a Western release is on the cards, SEGA has released a trailer for Yakuza 3 Remastered (or whatever it's called), as well as a bunch of screenshots...
News Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 Remasters Heading to PS4
The excellent Yakuza 0 kicked off a heightened interest in SEGA's series in the West. Since its release, we've had Yakuza: Kiwami and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, and Yakuza: Kiwami 2 is on its way later this year. That's a lot to be getting on with, but there's still a huge gap between 2 and 6 on PS4. Currently, if you want to play every...
News These Sonic the Hedgehog Sneakers Sure Do Exist
Gotta go fast
This is one press release we weren't expecting to receive today. SEGA has teamed up with PUMA to produce two Sonic the Hedgehog themed pairs of sneakers in the RS-0 range -- one based on the Blue Blur himself, and the other drawing inspiration from his arch nemesis. The blue pair features rings and Green Hill Zone details that wrap...
News Shenmue III in Delay to 2019 Shocker
Changed my mind
Shenmue III was never coming out this year, but now publisher Deep Silver has confirmed. In an outstandingly brief statement, the firm said that the “extra time will be used to polish the quality of the game even further”. Considering the scant snippets of gameplay we’ve seen thus far have been barely polished at all, it’s...
Review Dragon's Crown Pro (PS4)
Allow this heart to beat again
One of the best side-scrolling beat-'em-ups of the last decade is back, but not with a bang. Dragon's Crown Pro offers a welcome return to the beautifully drawn fantasy world of Hydeland, but those who have already sunk hours upon hours into Vanillaware's brilliantly old school romp -- either on PlayStation 3 or PS...
News Persona 5 Has Shipped a Very Healthy 2.2 Million Copies
Steal your heart
Persona 5 is the best selling game in Atlus' long running series -- we've known that for quite some time -- but where has it ended up in terms of actual figures? According to SEGA's latest financial report, Persona 5 now sits at 2.2 million copies worldwide, across both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. That's a good amount for a...
News SEGA May Consider Bringing Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 to PS4 if There's Demand
Will of the dragon
In a recent PlayStation Access interview, Yakuza series producer Daisuke Sato gave fans a glimmer of hope regarding more Yakuza titles on PlayStation 4. Right now, Yakuza 0, Yakuza: Kiwami, and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life are all playable on Sony's current-gen console, with Yakuza: Kiwami 2 launching later this year in the...
News Yakuza Producer Sums the Series Up with One Perfect Sentence
Just recently, PlayStation Access got the chance to interview Daisuke Sato, the producer behind SEGA's Yakuza series. It's a pretty interesting video (which we've embedded above), but there's one particular answer Sato gives that's absolutely spot on. When asked to sum up Yakuza in just a single sentence, Sato replies "it's difficult...
News Sonic Mania Plus Dashes to PS4 in July
Sonic Mania, the wonderful 2D platformer from last year, is getting an expansion this summer, and SEGA has just narrowed down the launch to 17th July 2018. Sonic Mania Plus includes the standard game, two new playable characters named Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel (who old-school Sonic fans may recognise), Encore stages...
News Action JRPG Shining Resonance Refrain Seals a PS4 Release Date
Announced for a Western release back in February, SEGA has confirmed that Shining Resonance Refrain will hit PlayStation 4 both physically and digitally on the 10th July. The Japanese action role-playing game promises frantic battles, a sweeping story, and a fun cast of characters. Speaking of which, the title's new trailer (embedded...