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News Yakuza Kiwami Goes Back to the Beginning on 29th August
Pre-order for a steelbook case
We're all massive Yakuza fanboys here at Push Square Towers, and we're not ashamed to admit it. The good news is that, with the release of Yakuza 0, there are now a lot more followers of Kazuma Kiryu and crew than there used to be, which means you may be excited to learn that Yakuza Kiwami is launching on 29th August...
News Valkyria Revolution Deploys from 27th June on PS4, Vita
A new chronicle
It may not be the console sequel to Valkyria Chronicles that many asked for, but action role-playing game Valkyria Revolution will arrive on Western shores on 27th June in North America and 30th June in Europe. The game will be available both physically and digitally on the PlayStation 4, while you'll be able to purchase a digital...
News Sonic Forces to Span Three Types of Gameplay
Modern, Classic, and...?
Sonic Forces was formally announced this week after being teased late last year. The title – which is coming to the PlayStation 4 this holiday care of Sonic Team's new Hedgehog 2 engine – will span three different types of gameplay: Modern Sonic, Classic Sonic, and one as of yet to be revealed. Any guesses what that...
News Sonic Mania Says Goodbye Spring, Hello Summer
The Year of Dreams™ has taken a temporary blow, as Sonic Mania has been pushed out of its Spring release window and into the Summer instead. It's only a matter of months, of course – and should result in an overall better product. The delay was confirmed at SXSW earlier today, where SEGA also showed off the first footage of Flying...
News Sonic Forces Is Looking Kinda Rad in First Footage
Full-blown Sonic set to release 2017 on PS4
Sonic Forces! That's the name of the game previously referred to as Project Sonic 2017 which was announced during that sh*tshow of a livestream last year. And the first gameplay footage shown at SXSW earlier this evening is looking… Pretty rad. It's a speedy, set-piece laden sequence – but the visuals...
News Fuuuuu! Flying Battery Zone's Music Makes Its Comeback in Sonic Mania
It's up there with the best music in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, so we're super excited to see Flying Battery Zone make its grand comeback with some remixed audio in Sonic Mania. Just listen to this masterpiece? Choon! Bwoydem light up the room!
Rumour Shenmue HD Will Search for Sailors This Year
The day the snow turned to rain
A remastered version of Shenmue and its sequel will apparently release this year, according to a "trusted" Atlus source who spoke to Rice Digital. The two games will apparently deploy as a single package rather than separately, and are being prepared ahead of the release of Shenmue III, which is currently slated for...
News Sonic 2017 and Sonic Mania Details Are Speeding Your Way Soon
Sonic the Hedgehog's picking up the pace this year, with SEGA supposedly bringing two titles to the PlayStation 4. The project known as 'Sonic 2017' has been kept under wraps since it was originally announced last year, while Sonic Mania, based on what we've seen so far, is looking like the return to form that the blue blur has been...
News Now's Your Chance to Catch Up on All the Yakuza Games
At long last, the Yakuza series has stepped out of its underground mire and into the mainstream, which means that it's a perfect time for you to polish off Yakuza 0 and pick up every entry in the series. And here's the ideal opportunity: one quick-thinking retailer has ordered retail reprints of the entire series thus far, meaning...
News Puyo Puyo Tetris Drops onto PS4 from 25th April
Just one more line
Puyo Puyo Tetris – better known as the greatest game of all time – will line up on the PlayStation 4 from 25th April in North America and 28th April in Europe. The game – which fuses bubble popping with tetromino bopping – will only be available physically on the PS4 due to licensing issues, which is a shame because this...
Feature 5 Reasons Why Kazuma Kiryu Is the Hardest Man on PlayStation
There's no point in denying it: we have a massive man-crush on Yakuza protagonist Kazuma Kiryu here at Push Square. We've known the guy since the days of the PlayStation 2, and our admiration seems to grow with every new Yakuza title that makes its way to Western shores. For the heathens among you who don't know who Kazuma Kiryu is,...
News SEGA Drops a Magical Sound Shower on Spotify
Oldies but happies
Phwoar, here's one for those of you who wished you lived in an alternate universe where SEGA still made consoles and your humble host had founded a Dreamcast 3 fansite named Chao Bella instead of Push Square: the publisher has dropped a slew of classic choons on Spotify. All you need to do is search for the artist 'SEGA' and...
News Yakuza 0 Grabs Free DLC and a Launch Trailer
Hey, Yakuza 0 is out today, and we highly recommend it. The PlayStation 4 exclusive has seemingly pushed the niche series into the corner of the mainstream eye for the first time in forever, and as far as we're concerned, any success that it finds is well deserved. The game's launch trailer is short but sweet, showing off all the stuff that...
Video Cash in with Two Hours of Yakuza 0 PS4 Gameplay
We've already established that Yakuza 0 is basically the second best thing on Earth after a big bowl of ramen, but perhaps you still need some convincing. Well, we played through two hours of the title live on our YouTube channel last night, and we've archived the stream above for your on-demand viewing pleasure. Sold yet?
Video Four of the Best Minigames in Yakuza 0 on PS4
Totally dumb fun
The Yakuza series has always revelled in ridiculous minigames - and Yakuza 0 has the best selection of the bunch. Seriously, you can spend hours at a time hopping from one activity to the next, but in our latest video, we've tried to narrow down our four favourite time sinks. We'll warn you now, though - some of this footage won't...
News Puyo Puyo Tetris Clears Lines with Western PS4 Release
Build 'em up
The best news to come out of Nintendo's Switch reveal event? Puyo Puyo Tetris is getting a Western release on the PlayStation 4. There is a catch, though: the game will only be available physically on Sony's console -- presumably due to some licensing issues. It'll cost you $29.99. For those unfamiliar, this game crosses Puyo Puyo with...
Hands On Yakuza 0 Proves the Series Still Packs One Hell of a Punch on PS4
Kazuma Kiryu knows how to have a good time. The Yakuza series' central protagonist likes to run around red light districts kicking the absolute crap out of anyone that gets in his way, and then when's he's cracked enough skulls for one night, he hits the nearest karaoke bar to belt out a few bangers. Just 20 years old in Yakuza 0, Kaz is...
Review Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone (PS4)
Tone stop believin'
2015's Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X was a little bit of a departure for the long-running rhythm game series. Rather than adhering to the traditional, gameplay-focused framework of the franchise set up in earlier instalments, X thrust players into a sugary sweet narrative starring the popular virtual popstar and her equally...
News SEGA Raises Hopes with Shenmue HD Domain Registration
Snow turns to rain
The 'will they, won't they' saga surrounding Shenmue HD is becoming as drawn out as Ryo Hazuki's revenge, but SEGA Europe has raised hopes by registering a domain for the aforementioned compilation. According to the Who Is data, the publisher bought ShenmueHD.com back in September, perhaps suggesting that PlayStation 4 ports of...
News English Puyo Puyo Tetris Trophies Tease Western Release
From Russia with love
It's happening? SEGA has expressed interest in releasing multiplayer puzzle mash-up Puyo Puyo Tetris in the West, and now a batch of English language Trophies have appeared online. To be clear, these could be related to the popular title's impending Asian debut, but there's hope that the publisher may have navigated the red...
News SEGA's Having Fun with Yakuza 0's Promotional Trailers
Business card battles
What in the world is this? SEGA's released probably the stupidest video in the history of the company – and yes, we've seen those old Japanese Sonic the Hedgehog ads. This clip is designed to promote Yakuza 0's Business Edition, which can be yours if you pre-order the title in North America ahead of its January launch. The...
News Here's a Look at the Bone-Crunching Combat of Yakuza 0 on PS4
You don't know the joy of the Yakuza games until you've pulled off one of Kazuma Kiryu's disgustingly bad ass heat moves. Fortunately, SEGA's released a new trailer for Yakuza 0, which is full of the things. Watching them isn't quite as satisfying as actually using them, but you'll at least get a sense for the brutality that they...
News Valkyria Revolution Invades the West on PS4, Vita Next Year
On the march
Hey, SEGA is on a bit of a roll these days isn't it? Well, relatively speaking. The Japanese publisher has announced that with the help of Deep Silver, it'll be bringing Valkyria Revolution West in spring 2017, and it'll be marching onto both PlayStation 4 and Vita. What's not to like? For those out of the loop, Revolution ditches much...
PSX 2016 We're Now Getting Three New Yakuza Games on PS4 Here in the West
Yakuza 6 and Yakuza: Kiwami both confirmed
When it rains it pours, as they say. We already know that Yakuza 0, the prequel starring a younger Kazuma Kiryu set in the 80s, is coming West in January next year on PlayStation 4. However, earlier today at Sony's PlayStation Experience press conference, the company revealed that both full-blown...
News Nightlife in Yakuza Zero Is Way Better Than Your Average Friday Night
What do you get up to on a Friday night? A swift pint at your local? A cheeky dance at the dilapidated nightclub in town? (An hour or two spent catching up on PlayStation news that didn't get covered during the week?) Well, no matter how miserable things get, Yakuza Zero will leave you chanting TGIF like you're listening to a Katy...
News Sonic Mania Continues to Shine in PS4 Gameplay Video
Come for the footage, stay for the sexual tension
You get more than you may be bargaining for in this Kinda Funny playthrough of Sonic Mania. First up, the video includes all-new footage of a brand new zone – Mirage Saloon – as well as the first gameplay of both Knuckles and Tails, who appear to function the same as their Mega Drive...
News Yakuza 6 Scores a Snazzy PS4 Hardware Bundle
But it ain't a PS4 Pro
We're not entirely convinced that we understand Sony's decision to promote the PlayStation 4 Slim ahead of the impending PS4 Pro, but we're sure that it's all part of some masterplan. Nevertheless, the platform holder will be spotlighting the diminutive device ahead of its triple-tiered brother for the release of Yakuza 6, in...
News Yakuza 0 Trailer Shows Why You Don't Mess with Goro Majima
Keep one eye open
Mad dog Majima is back as one of two playable characters in Yakuza 0, and the PlayStation 4 exclusive's latest trailer highlights the story behind this deadly gangster boss. As you'd expect of the superb series, the narrative teasers that are dropped in the video seem mighty promising, and quite frankly, we can't wait to get stuck...
News Get Your Glow Sticks Ready for Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live
Punch the air
Pigtailed popstar Hatsune Miku will be gate-crashing the PlayStation VR party come 13th October, as SEGA has announced that Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live will launch alongside Sony's innovative new accessory. Essentially an interactive concert, the virtual reality experience will enable you to push to the front of the crowd, waving your...
News Yakuza 0 Grabs a Day One Edition on PS4
Plus a new English trailer
We've been watching so much Yakuza 6 gameplay recently that we almost forgot Yakuza 0 is heading West early next year. Featuring a much younger Kazuma Kiryu, this should prove to be another memorable romp through Japan's seedy underbelly. You can learn more about our legendary protagonist and the sticky situation that he's...
Hands On Sonic Mania on PS4 Runs Rings Around Recent Entries
Let's face it: aside from Sonic Generations, the Blue Blur's had a pretty iffy history on PlayStation consoles. The hog's starred in a couple of decent Wii titles – and he's even enjoyed a handful of decent handheld outings – but the character's struggled to live up to his iconic legacy on the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and now...
News Yakuza 6 Has Kitty Cafés, Livecam Girls, and Virtua Fighter 5
If you weren't already hyped for Yakuza 6, then take a look at its roster of minigames. SEGA's seedy series has always prided itself on its various side-activities – Yakuza 5, incredibly, had a first-person snowball fight deathmatch arena, for example – but it looks like the latest entry in the series will take things to the next...
TGS 2016 Yakuza 6 Sparkles in 17 Minute PS4 Gameplay Demo
Yakuza 6 is the first entry in the storied series to be developed natively for the PlayStation 4, and it really shows – the game looks stunning. In this 17 minute live gameplay demo from the Tokyo Game Show, we see seasoned protagonist Kazuma Kiryu exploring a glittery Kamurocho. And the clip ends with a bit of weight training, because...
News Sonic Mania's PS4 Collector's Edition Is a Blu-ray Short of Brilliance
Sonic Mania looks like the best title starring the blue blur in years, and SEGA's commemorating that fact with an awesome Collector's Edition. Two problems: it doesn't include a boxed copy of the PlayStation 4 game on Blu-ray and it's not coming out in Europe. This is a publisher that will insist on taking one step forward, and two steps...
News SEGA's Still Investigating Those Oft-Requested Shenmue Remasters for PS4
SEGA's still very much looking into those Shenmue remasters that we're all screaming for on the PlayStation 4, so its stance hasn't changed since… Well, it last gave lip service to fans a few months ago. "The issue is that it is a big game," a SEGA Europe representative told MCV, clearly forgetting that there are actually two She
Review Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X (PS4)
It's got the X-Factor
One of the songs in the brand new rhythm game, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X, is called Holy Lance Explosion Boy, and it's about an unsettlingly young boy accidentally getting someone pregnant, featuring lines like: "This 0.02mm barrier is seriously getting annoying." If the thought of a kawaii, virtual boy's condom splitting...
Feature Three Reasons Why Sonic Mania on PS4 Will Be Rad
Sonic Cycle be damned
Let's start by dealing with the talking hedgehog in the room, huh? The lighting in the video you'll find above is… Pretty bad. We'd love to say that we unleashed our inner-Super Sonic and somehow turned our skin a subtle shade of Simpsons yellow, but as amateurs we just completely cocked up the colour grading both at source...
News SEGA Wants All Numbered Yakuza Games on PS4
But no firm plans right now
Are you eager to get into the Yakuza franchise but not sure where to get started? Series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi has hinted that SEGA wants to bring all numbered entries to the PlayStation 4 following the success of the first game's remake, Yakuza Kiwami. This means that the publisher wants to find a way to port Yakuza...
News Yakuza 0 Parties Exclusively on PS4 from 24th January
Acceptable in the eighties
If confirmation of Yakuza 6's release date in Japan has left you battling the green-eyed monster, then we come with good news: Yakuza 0, the series' 80s spin-off, will deploy on 24th January exclusively on the PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe. Just so we're clear, that's not a pager vibrating in your pocket –...
News PS4 Sequel Yakuza 6 Rips Off Its Shirt on 8th December in Japan
Feel the Heat
Kazuma Kiryu's story will finally come to a conclusion in Yakuza 6 on 8th December in Japan, publisher SEGA has announced. The long-awaited sequel was dated during an event overnight, and you can watch the game's epic release date trailer below. This is the first entry in the series to be natively developed with the PlayStation 4 in...
News Oh Right, Sonic the Hedgehog's Spin-Dashing LEGO Dimensions
Put a ring on it
Considerably less exciting than the upcoming Sonic Mania, it's been confirmed after months of rumours and teasing that Sonic the Hedgehog will be joining the roster of Warner Bros' increasingly weird licensed love-in, LEGO Dimensions. The blue blur will be available as part of a level pack which will allow you to speed through some...
News Sonic Mania Is the PS4 Sequel You've Spent Your Adult Life Yearning For
After the godawful Sonic the Hedgehog 4, it looks like SEGA has finally figured out a way of making a 2D Sonic title befitting of the Blue Blur's legacy. Due out on the PlayStation 4 next year, Sonic Mania looks like it's fallen straight out of the mid-90s, with "happening" electro tunes and some "lit" sprite work. GameSpot's stumbled...
News Sonic Sprints onto PS4 in Two New Games
The blue blur has been MIA on PlayStation platforms since 2011's Sonic Generations – or, if we're counting spin-offs, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed in 2012. Over the last 14 years, SEGA has been working closely with Nintendo to bring exclusive Sonic games to their consoles, including Sonic Lost World, Mario & Sonic at the...
E3 2016 Rip Off Your Shirt and Watch Yakuza 0's Latest Trailer
Like a dragon
Amid all of the new announcements, we almost – emphasis: almost – forgot about Yakuza 0, the 80s-inspired entry in the cult Ryu ga Gotoku franchise. But to whet your appetite ahead of the PlayStation 4 exclusive's early 2017 release – and because everyone needs a little Kazuma Kiryu in their lives – here's the title's latest...
News Learn Why Shenmue Is Held in Such High Regard
Courage shall determine his fate
Not going to lie: Shenmue III's reveal almost had your humble host in tears last year. It's a game series that's had a profound effect on this author, as illustrated in this soapbox article. But many who missed out on the original – or perhaps were too young to play it – may not understand why Yu Suzuki's...
News The New Valkyria Chronicles Game Hasn't Gone Down Well with RPG Fans
Game's being changed based on demo feedback
When Valkyria Chronicles Remastered launched in Japan, it came with a playable demo of the next title in the series, Valkyria: Azure Revolution. If you've been keeping up to date with this one, you'll know that Azure Revolution is trying a lot of new things; judging from the gameplay that we've seen, it...
News Valkyria Chronicles Soundtrack Mobilises on iTunes for the First Time Outside Japan
"Squad 7, move out!"
You might have missed it amid the excitement over Uncharted 4, Doom and Overwatch, but Sega launched Valkyria Chronicles Remastered on the PS4 recently. A loving re-release of one of the finest PS3 exclusives, this new offering is accompanied by the first western release of the game's excellent soundtrack, composed by the...
News SEGA Wants Shenmue HD on PS4 As Much As You Do
And thus the saga begins
Shenmue III is in active development for the PlayStation 4, but many of you have never played the Dreamcast originals. Talk of high-definition remasters of Shenmue and Shenmue II have been swirling since the PlayStation 3 days, but have never come to fruition. However, the publisher has reiterated that it's "investigating"...
Review Valkyria Chronicles Remastered (PS4)
Tanks for the memories
When Valkyria Chronicles launched on the PlayStation 3 in 2008, it was a breath of fresh air. A solid strategy title bolstered by a lovingly crafted watercolour art style, it was hit with critics, and quickly amassed a reasonably niche, but enthusiastic following. Fans of the original will be quick to recommend Valkyria...
News You Better Hope SEGA Publishes Persona 5 in Europe, 'Cause NIS America Won't Be
Persona 5 is probably getting a Japanese release date next month, but the painful wait for any kind of confirmation of a European launch looks set to continue. For years now, NIS America has been bringing Atlus' games to European shores, ensuring that the likes of Persona 4 Golden made it overseas. However, following SEGA's purchase of Atlus,...