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News This Could Be the Fist of the North Star Game That We've Been Waiting For
A better look at Yakuza Studio's PS4 project
An extended trailer for Fist of the North Star has been released, and we're seriously starting to think that this could be the modern video game adaptation that the legendary series deserves. Developed by the same team behind the Yakuza games -- and starring the same voice cast, we might add -- this...
News Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Looks Bloody Brilliant in Lengthy New Trailers
Enter the dragon
Built on Yakuza 6's Dragon Engine, Yakuza: Kiwami 2 is looking fantastic in these two extended Tokyo Game Show 2017 trailers. The one at the top is the title's reworked story trailer, while the video below outlines the many gameplay mechanics of the upcoming remake. Yakuza 2 is considered by many fans to be one of...
News Sonic Forces' Casino Forest Looks Wilted in First Gameplay Footage
A force not to be reckoned with
Sonic fans seem eager to die for Sonic Forces, but is there anyone out there that genuinely believes this Casino Forest gameplay looks good? To be fair, the Classic Sonic gameplay appears to be the worst of the title’s three-pronged suite, but when it’s literally one-third of your game, is that really acceptable...
Hands On Sonic Forces Offers Both Slick Speed and Colourless Customisation
To Infinite and beyond
For fans of the Modern Sonic gameplay that was predominantly featured in Unleashed, Colors, and Generations, you can rest your fears as it returns in Sonic Forces feeling just as slick. Switching between the widescreen 3D and singular 2D, Sonic’s pace thankfully never outruns the screen. This issue occurred for some in...
TGS 2017 Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Nabs Another Questionable Side Activity
The Yakuza series is no stranger to, er, somewhat questionable side activities. Yakuza 0, for example, introduced a minigame in which you watch scantily clad women wrestle in an underground area and place bets on who you think will come out on top. We're not sure whether stuff like this goes down well with everyone, but the bottom line is...
TGS 2017 Over 20 Minutes of Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Gameplay Shows an Impressive Remake
The boys are back in town
Yakuza: Kiwami 2 is set to be a thoroughly entertaining return to what is arguably one of the best titles in the series. Yakuza 2 launched on the PlayStation 2 all the way back in 2006, and thanks to the lovely looking Dragon Engine -- which also forms the basis for the upcoming Yakuza 6 -- the adventure is back with a...
TGS 2017 Fist of the North Star Looks Brain-Bustingly Brilliant in First Gameplay
You're definitely already dead
We may only have three minutes of Fist of the North Star footage to gawk at, but boy does it look promising. Essentially a Yakuza title with a Fist of the North Star skin, the game's certainly grabbed our attention. In the video that we've embedded, we get to see some general exploration as well as...
TGS 2017 There's a New Virtual-On Game By the Way
But it's all a bit weeb
It’s been over a decade since the last Virtual-On game, but a new instalment is scheduled to release on the PlayStation 4 and Vita from 15th February in Japan. Announced during Sony’s TGS 2017 press conference, the game is a crossover with the A Certain Magical Index franchise. Which is weird, but there you go.
News Oh Great! Shadow the Hedgehog Will Be Playable in Sonic Forces DLC
Top-tier Sonic character Shadow the Hedgehog will be playable in Sonic Forces as part of an add-on pack available with the Digital Bonus Edition of the game. Word comes way of an errant listing on the Xbox Store, but we assume it’ll apply to the PlayStation 4 version, too. SEGA’s yet to comment on the leak, but we suspect it’ll pipe up...
TGS 2017 Yakuza Studio's Fist of the North Star Punches PS4 to Bits in February 2018
In Japan, at least
In case you don't already know, Fist of the North Star is coming to PlayStation 4, and it's being developed by the team behind the Yakuza series. It was first revealed a few weeks ago during the developer's own presentation, and now the brawler's got a new trailer fresh from Sony's TGS 2017 press conference. Basically, this looks...
News Shenmue 1 & 2 Could Keep Friends Close on PS4 This Year
Those you love
It’s the rumour that won’t stop running: the two Shenmue titles could be coming to the PlayStation 4 this year. Just like the Bayonetta and Vanquish double-pack we reported on earlier, a bunch of Eastern European retailers all seem to think that Yu Suzuki’s legendary Dreamcast adventures are coming to Sony’s current console...
News Are Bayonetta and Vanquish Coming to the PS4?
Retailer reckons so
Well, this is an exciting, out-of-the-blue rumour: two top PlayStation 3 titles Bayonetta and Vanquish could be coming to the PlayStation 4 this November. The pair of SEGA published Platinum Games products have been listed on website Alza as part of a purported double-pack. Seeing as both games were recently ported to the...
News Sonic Forces Brings Back Classic SEGA Characters on 7th November
NiGHTS to see you
Sonic Forces will launch on 7th November in Europe and North America, and if you pre-order the retail release, you’ll snag some classic SEGA and Atlus customisable character items, allowing you to recreate the look of the likes of Beat from Jet Set Radio and AiAi from Super Monkey Ball. Here’s what associate editor Robert...
News Yakuza Online Kickstarts Post-Kazuma Kiryu Storyline
While we’ll need to wait for Yakuza 6: The Song of Life before we can officially deem Kazuma Kiryu’s story done and dusted, Japan already knows what becomes of the Dragon of Dojima. It brings an interesting challenge for Yakuza Studio, as the series is a consistent performer in Japan and is more popular than ever in the West, so it...
News Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Officially Announced with Rocking Cinematic Trailer
The official announcement of Yakuza: Kiwami 2 comes as no surprise seeing as the game's existence was leaked yesterday, but at least now we've got a badass reveal trailer. The big story here is that the remake will use Yakuza 6's flashy new engine, which looks bloody lovely. If memory serves us correctly, the original Yakuza...
News Holy Cow, Yakuza Dev Is Making a Fist of the North Star Game
Well we certainly didn't see this one coming. Announced during the developer's presentation earlier today, SEGA's Yakuza Studio is working on a Fist of the North Star game for PlayStation 4. At first glance it certainly seems like a good fit, given the team's penchant for burly men kicking the absolute snot out of each...
News Surprise! Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Is in the Works for PS4 Using Yakuza 6's Engine
This dragon doesn't sleep
Only a few days out from Yakuza: Kiwami's Western release, a leak has revealed that Yakuza: Kiwami 2 is in the works over at SEGA. As its name suggests, this is a full remake of Yakuza 2, which originally launched on the PlayStation 2 back in 2006. The remake will use the development team's new dragon engine -- that's...
Gamescom 2017 SEGA Tags in New Sonic Forces Gameplay
Tag, you're it
SEGA’s showcased the new Tag gameplay set to add a little variety to the upcoming Sonic Forces. Essentially, these stages pair your custom character with the Blue Blur, and see you combining the heros' attributes to both move at speed and employ Wispon abilities such as the grappling hook and – in this video – a freeze attack...
News Yakuza 6 Goes Next-Gen in 15 Mins of English PS4 Gameplay
It's about time
The Yakuza series has been in desperate need of a revamp for years. Anyone who reads this site on a regular basis will know that we're massive fans of SEGA's series, but let's face it: we've basically been playing the same game since Yakuza 3 launched on the PlayStation 3 back in 2010. Fortunately, the fantastic crime-drama...
News Sonic Forces Spin Dashes PS4 on 9th November in Japan
Still no word on Europe or North America
Sonic Mania may be the best rated outing from the Blue Blur in eons, but Sonic Forces will attempt to outpace it later this year. SEGA has slapped a 9th November release date on the Sonic Team developed adventure in Japan – though there’s still no word on a North American or European launch date at the...
News Yakuza 6 Grabs a Confirmed North America and Europe Release Date
Awaken the dragon
SEGA's slapped a date on Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and thrown out a cool new gameplay trailer that you can watch above. We've known for a while that the PlayStation 4 exclusive will launch in 2018, but now, just a couple of weeks before Yakuza: Kiwami hits the market, we have a confirmed date to look forward to. The final...
News Unsurprisingly, Sonic Mania Is the Highest Rated New Sonic Game of the Last 15 Years
Shocking, we know
"Sonic Mania is the highest-rated new Sonic game in 15 years. Thank you all so much for being part of this journey with us," reads a rather proud-sounding post penned by the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account. The recently released retro-styled platformer currently sits at a metascore of 86 over on Metacritic, but does all...
News Sonic Mania Doesn't Have a Platinum Trophy for Some Reason
Plenty of Chaos Emeralds, though
No one’s going to skip the stellar-looking Sonic Mania over its weak roster of trinkets, but just a heads up: the game doesn’t have a Platinum Trophy. The inconsistency of Sony’s achievements system has reared its ugly mug again, with the full-length 16-bit throwback netting just 18 Trophies – and primarily...
News Here's Sonic Mania's Bad Ass Opening Animation
When this author was a nipper he used to regularly boot up Sonic CD (the European version!) in order to watch its ridiculous intro movie. If you try, you can do anythinnng! Anyway, as you’d expect, Sonic Mania has a similar animated intro movie, and after it leaked on the Internet overnight, SEGA decided to upload it in full...
News Sonic 2's Squashed Split-Screen Returns in Sonic Mania
Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s loved but overlooked competitive multiplayer mode will return in Sonic Mania because, well, of course it bloody will. The split-screen feature appears to be remaining pretty faithful to its Mega Drive origins, as it squashes the screen in the ugliest manner imaginable. We’re particularly fond of the...
News Sonic Mania's Special Stages Know Their Audience Well
Aw yeah, this is happenin'
You can tell Sonic Mania’s been made by fans of the franchise, can’t you? The new Special Stages are like a nostalgia overload, as they fuse elements of every 16-bit era Sonic game into one. Essentially your objective here is a little like in Sonic CD: you need to catch the UFO. But eagle-eyed fans will notice the...
News Yakuza: Kiwami Mugs 4 Free DLC Packs After Launch
Crime doesn't pay
Much like Yakuza 0, which launched earlier this year, Yakuza: Kiwami will be getting a bunch of free downloadable content packs following its release on the 29th August. The four planned packs mostly consist of usable in-game items among other bits and pieces, but there are a few cool outfits included. A Majima costume for...
News Persona 5 Has Stolen the Hearts of Around 1.8 Million People
SEGA provides sales update
Persona 5 has shipped 1.8 million copies worldwide, according to publisher SEGA. Obviously shipped doesn't mean sold directly to consumers, but as we always say, retailers aren't really in the habit of buying stock that they won't be able to shift. It's also worth remembering that Persona 5 ran into a number of stock...
News The Future of the Yakuza Series will Probably Be Revealed Next Month
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life supposedly ends the story of protagonist Kazuma Kiryu, and as such, many fans are wondering what could be next for the series. Chances are that we'll be finding out next month, as SEGA has announced that it'll be hosting a Yakuza Studio presentation on the 26th August. While there's been no official word on...
News What Even Is Sonic Forces At This Point?
Meet new enemy Infinite
What the heck is this? SEGA’s announced Sonic Forces’ latest villain Infinite with a bizarre trailer that starts out with edgy rap music and then turns into some kind of cheesy, sitcom-esque cut-scene. “WHOA! This guy is faster than Sonic!” Cringe. Infinite is one of several antagonists you’ll face in the...
News Kamurocho Is Calling in New Yakuza: Kiwami PS4 Gameplay Trailer
It feels like we only just completed Yakuza 0, but you know what? We can't wait to go back to Kamurocho next month. We were worried that having two Yakuza titles release in the same year would amount to overkill, but we've decided that we're more than ready to bust an extra thousand heads as Kazuma Kiryu. Yakuza: Kiwami, which is due...
News Sonic Mania Soundtrack Available for Pre-Order This Saturday
Plus, hear a brand new track
Remember a few weeks back when the vinyl soundtrack for Sonic Mania was announced? Well, the company producing said soundtrack, Data Discs, has updated the product listing on its site, providing a few more details as to how you can get your mitts on one. You'll be able to pre-order the album from Saturday, 22nd...
News Yakuza Kiwami's 'Majima Everywhere' System Sounds Completely Nuts
The hunt is on
"Mad Dog" Majima is back in Yakuza: Kiwami, although this time around he's not a playable character like he is in Yakuza 0. For those out of the loop, Kiwami is a remake of the first Yakuza title on PlayStation 2, so its story has already been told - barring one crazy Majima-related detail. The remake features a mental-sounding new...
News Sonic Forces Finds the Reason with Cheesy Theme Tune
It wouldn’t be a new Sonic game without a spot of c*ck rock, and SEGA’s turned to Doug Robb from Hoobastank to sing Sonic Forces’ theme tune. Well, he’s not a perfect person, after all. The song, irritatingly named ‘Fist Bump’, is pretty on-brand – but it’s no Crush 40, is it?
Review Valkyria Revolution (PS4)
Shite of the Valkyries
Valkyria Revolution is a spin-off to Valkyria Chronicles that eschews much of what made that game popular and fails to improve upon it in any way. The tactical combat of Chronicles has been radically revamped into an action role-playing game to disastrous effect, the story is hampered by a catalogue of issues, and on a...
Round Up Valkyria Revolution Isn't the PS4 Chronicle This Series Deserves
To be or not to be
Valkyria Chronicles was one of the unspoken superstars in the PlayStation 3’s catalogue, but aside from a decent PlayStation 4 remaster, the series has taken some strange turns. First up, there was the PlayStation Portable sequels, which weren’t really what anyone wanted. And now enter Valkyria Revolution: a hack-and-slash...
News Anticipate New Yakuza Information in Two Months
SEGA’s busy beavering away on a new Yakuza game, and we’ll get all of the details in about two months, according to series chief Toshihiro Nagoshi. That would peg the news at late August to early September, which is around about when Sony typically holds its pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference, so we suspect that’s where...
News Sonic Mania's Official Vinyl Will Have You Tapping Your Feet
SEGA’s teamed with Data Discs to bring the electropop beats of Sonic Mania to a record player near to you. The British-based company – already behind a slew of top-notch vinyl collections – has been charged with creating a package befitting of Tee Lopes’ brilliant beats. And looking at the mock up images, it has hit a home run...
News Sing the Song of Life with 15 Minutes of Yakuza 6
Streets of rage
What a time to be alive! If the excellent Yakuza 0 and upcoming Yakuza Kiwami weren’t already enough, SEGA is bringing Yakuza 6: The Song of Life to the PlayStation 4 next year. And via IGN, here’s our first look at the English language version of the game. It sure looks like Yakuza alright, but series veterans will notice a...
E3 2017 New Sonic Forces Trailer Introduces Old Foes
The king of cubes
Who’s the Blue Blur battling in the upcoming Sonic Forces? Is it Eggman? Maybe Metal Sonic? Could it even be that watery w*nker from Sonic Adventure? Nope, it looks like it’s all of 'em – and they're joined by Shadow the Hedgehog and a dude wielding cubes! Check it all out in the E3 2017 trailer above.
E3 2017 Kaz Is Looking Old and Out of Patience in New Yakuza 6 Trailer
Age is just a number, and that's a motto Kazuma Kiryu seems to live by in Yakuza 6. The latest entry in the series, Kaz is getting on in years by the time that this new story unfolds. Haruka's in hospital, she's got a kid, and the Dragon of Dojima's out to find the father - it's a setup that we can't wait to watch unfurl. Give the game's E3...
E3 2017 New Yakuza Kiwami Trailer Reminds Us Kaz Is Coming Back to PS4 Very Soon
These fists never rest
You've already had one incredible Yakuza experience earlier in the year courtesy of Yakuza 0, but the Dragon of Dojima isn't ready to rest just yet. In just a couple of months, SEGA's series returns to PlayStation 4 with Yakuza Kiwami - a remake of the very first Yakuza game that originally launched back on the PlayStation 2...
News Chemical Plant Zone Finds a New Formula in Sonic Mania
Pick your poison
Another day, another Sonic Mania update. SEGA has confirmed that Chemical Plant Zone will be joining the roster of re-imagined stages in its upcoming retro-themed release. As with all of the other levels in the game, the environment looks familiar at first blush but is host to a variety of new mechanics, including bouncy jelly water...
News Sonic Mania Spin Dashes to PS4 on 15th August
The jury may still be out on Sonic Forces, but at least Sonic Mania is looking spot-on. The retro revival – which is set to rekindle the feel of Sonic games of yore – is finally scheduled to release on 15th August for $19.99, and it’s available to pre-order on the PlayStation 4 right now. “Re-live the Sonic of the past with an...
News Sonic's Pals Suck So SEGA Wants You to Make Your Own
Sonic Forces to sport complete, er, character creator
Sonic Forces will allow you to create your own custom member of the Blue Blur’s world-saving crew. Wait, what? Seriously, the third pillar of Sonic Team’s latest will allow you to fashion your own anthropomorphic hero to fight alongside Tails, Knuckles, et al. You’ll then take your avatar...
Top of the pops
In a year that's continuously exceeded expectations, you weren't going to bet against Puyo Puyo Tetris being anything less than outstanding, were you? SEGA's gaudy puzzle-'em-up is a real joy, blending the breakneck brick building of Tetris with the more methodical splotch popping of the less-popular Puyo Puyo – sometimes on the...
News Everyone Is Talking About Alien Isolation 2
And how it does or doesn't exist
There's a column in Official PlayStation Magazine called Rumour Machine, and we always thought it was common knowledge that its contents were either completely fabricated or based upon Internet speculation. But in the latest issue it hinted that Creative Assembly is working on Alien Isolation 2, which resulted in a...
News Sonic Forces' Classic Gameplay Doesn't Exactly Inspire Confidence
And the Sonic Cycle starts anew
The problem with Sonic Mania looking and playing so good is that this Classic Sonic gameplay – one of the three gameplay pillars in the upcoming Sonic Forces – seems redundant in comparison. Not only does it look like a fan project built with Unity assets, but the physics appear to follow in the footsteps of the...
News A New Yakuza Game Is In Development, May Not Star Kazuma Kiryu
The Yakuza series isn't one to take a break, and although protagonist Kazuma Kiryu's story comes to an end in Yakuza 6 - due out over here in 2018 - series general director Toshihiro Nagoshi has confirmed that another game is currently in the works. According to a translation of Nagoshi's comments by Gematsu, the eccentric developer...