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News Football Manager Gets a PlayStation Console Port for the First Time Ever
Out for PS5 on 8th November
Football Manager 2023 has been announced for PS5, marking the first time the series has ever appeared on a Sony home console. Portable platforms PSP and PS Vita received their own versions of the sporting management simulator, but this year's edition makes its way across to the PS5. It releases on 8th November, 2022...
News Yakuza Developer RGG Studio Announces RGG Summit Event for Next Week
See you at the summit
RGG Studio, the developer behind the Yakuza and Judgment franchises, has announced a digital event that will take place next week, on Wednesday the 14th September. Given that the studio's Western social media accounts relayed this information, it's fair to assume that the so-called RGG Summit 2022 will be aimed at a global...
News Sonic Frontiers Will Have Its Fair Dose of Cheesy J-Rock on PS5, PS4
Vandalize my heart
If there's one thing most Sonic fans will agree on, it's that the series features consistently good music. Whether that's 16-bit earworms like Chemical Plant Zone or the Japanese butt-rock found in later titles, there's plenty to like about the audio landscape of SEGA's most enduring franchise. It seems Sonic Frontiers won't shy...
News Run Rings Around the Opposition with This Sonic Frontiers Gameplay Overview Trailer
Go moderately fast
A new trailer for Sonic Frontiers has been released by SEGA, giving us an overview of the game. Sonic Frontiers is coming to PS5 and PS4 on 8th November, 2022. On a routine Chaos Emerald-gathering venture with Tails and Amy, Sonic and his friends are sucked into a dimensional portal and find themselves in a strange digital world...
News Yakuza: Like a Dragon 2 Reveal Could Be Incoming
RGG Studio teases 'sneak peek'
Our first proper look at Yakuza: Like a Dragon 2, or whatever the previously confirmed sequel turns out to be called, could be incoming. Developer RGG Studio is teasing a "sneak peek trailer" for something, as part of its next RGG Studio TV broadcast, scheduled for the 8th September. The stream is set to begin at 8PM...
News Massive F2P Action RPG Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Is Out Now on PS5, PS4
Following two years on Xbox
SEGA's popular online action RPG Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is finally here. The game has been an Xbox console exclusive for the last two years or so, but it's now available to download — for free — on PS4, and PS5 via backwards compatibility. Trying to explain what New Genesis actually is can take some...
Hands On Sonic Frontiers Is a Positive Step Forward That Needs Further Work
Welcome to the Starfall Islands
Sonic Frontiers didn't leave the strongest impression when SEGA first revealed it. Despite positive first previews, concerns were raised regarding combat and the game's visual design, amplified by the publisher's
News Countdown Begins as Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Prepares For Liftoff on PS4
Look to the skies above
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is a free-to-play online action RPG set in the long-running Phantasy Star sci-fi universe, and is finally releasing on PS4 in just a few hours' time, on 30th August, and you don't even need a PlayStation Plus subscription to log in. New Genesis is a massively updated version of Phantasy...
First Impressions SEGA's Multiplayer FPS Hyenas Is Baffling, But Maybe in a Good Way
Merch-obsessed shooter is an odd one
Having seen a behind closed doors presentation of SEGA's and Creative Assembly’s upcoming PvPvE shooter, Hyenas, the first thing we couldn’t help but think was, “This does not feel like a SEGA game”. Our second thought was “This really doesn't feel like a Creative Assembly game”. SEGA hasn't released...
News Sonic Frontiers Divides Fans with Footage Showing 'Copy-Pasted' Level Design
Stage seemingly lifted from Unleashed
Sonic Frontiers got a pretty cool new trailer during Gamescom Opening Night Live, finally announcing the release date of this "open zone" take on SEGA's platformer. The game itself is playable on the show floor too, allowing fans to get a short hands-on experience before release in November. However, one clip...
News Sonic Frontiers Up Against God of War Ragnarok This November
Watch the new story trailer
Update: Following the leak earlier today, it has now been confirmed that the release date for Sonic Frontiers is indeed 8th November 2022. The news comes alongside a story trailer, which comprises a mix of gameplay and cinematics. It's looking better in this latest video, but the proof will be in the playing. We're...
News Ooh La La! SEGA Plotting Space Channel 5, Comix Zone Movies
In the zone
The video game industry has gone movie mad! Hot on the heels of Uncharted’s impressive $400 million run – and Sonic the Hedgehog’s record-breaking success – SEGA has announced that it’s partnered with PictureStart to bring Dreamcast dance-‘em-up Space Channel 5 and Genesis platformer
News Gamescom Opening Night Live Will Subject Us to More Sonic Frontiers
Just when you thought you were rid of all the Sonic the Hedgehog news yesterday, Gamescom Opening Night Live host Geoff Keighley goes and reveals we'll have to sit through a Sonic Frontiers trailer during his show later this month. The man says to expect "a world premiere new look and news" concerning the blue blur's next game. Since it's...
Review Yakuza: Kiwami 2 (PS4) - One of the Best Games in SEGA's Series
Republished on Wednesday, 10th August, 2022: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of August's PS Plus Extra, Premium lineup. The original text follows. Yakuza: Kiwami 2 is a full remake of Yakuza 2, which launched all the way back in 2006 for the PlayStation 2, and much like last year's Yakuza:...
Review Yakuza: Kiwami - The Successor to a Much Stronger Game
Not so extreme
Republished on Wednesday, 10th August, 2022: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of August's PS Plus Extra, Premium lineup. The original text follows. Coming off the back of the fantastic Yakuza 0 – which launched earlier in the year – Yakuza: Kiwami feels too much like a quick and dirty...
Review Yakuza 0 (PS4) - Hysterical Side Quests Complement a Gripping Story
Republished on Wednesday, 10th August, 2022: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of August's PS Plus Extra, Premium lineup. The original text follows. The Yakuza series is one of PlayStation's most overlooked gems, especially here in the West. Unashamedly Japanese in its tone, humour, and...
News Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Movie Won't Spin Dash Theatres Until Holiday 2024
We've had two live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movies in relatively quick succession, and both are surprisingly good family films. The third in this trilogy of game adaptations, however, is a little further away. Paramount Pictures has confirmed Sonic the Hedgehog 3's theatrical release, lining it up for 2024's holiday season: Yes,...
News New Persona 5 Royal PS5 Trailer Tells Us Nothing About the Remaster
But it might be 60fps
A new Persona 5 Royal trailer for the upcoming PS5 remaster has been published today as part of an Atlus livestream, but it doesn't bring us any closer to official confirmation of what this updated version actually has to boast about. Clips from the game are out in full force, yet there's little in the way of details concerning...
Review Two Point Campus (PS5) - Stress-Free University Builder Is a Lazy Good Time
Uh oh. Your mum told you that you either had to go to university or you had to get a job so you begrudgingly signed up to a Media Studies course and dossed about for three years smoking doobies and watching Countdown. Now you've got a useless degree, a lingering reputation as the family pothead, and a mountain of debt from tuition fees...
News PS Plus Extra, Premium Members Get All Main Yakuza Games Before End of 2022
Some part of August PS Plus Extra drop
In addition to the PS Plus Essential lineup for August 2022, Sony has announced every mainline Yakuza game will be coming to PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium by t
Review Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS4) - A Downright Crazy But Captivating Take on a Beloved Franchise
Job's a good'un
Republished on Wednesday 27th July 2022: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of August's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Where do we even start with Yakuza: Like a Dragon? SEGA's series has always been eccentric, but this latest instalment takes things to a whole new...
Soapbox No Free PS5 Upgrade for Persona 5 Royal Is an Insult to Fans and the Game Itself
News broke this week that Persona 5 Royal won't offer any kind of upgrade path for those who already own the game on PS4, but want to grab the shiny new PS5 version that's set to launch on the 21st October. And frankly, that's a disgrace. Persona 5 Royal is itself a re-release of Persona 5 — and that didn't have an upgrade path...
News No Free PS4 to PS5 Upgrade Path for Persona 5 Royal
Cough up the cash again
The PS5 version of Persona 5 Royal won't offer a free PS4 to PS5 upgrade for those who already own the game, it has been confirmed. A rather poorly translated page from the official Persona Channel FAQ says "we would appreciate it if you could purchase "Persona 5 The Royal" for PlayStation 5 when you play with PlayStation 5"...
News Very First Look at Yakuza: Like a Dragon Sequel Surfaces
Ichiban has tied his hair back
Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has given us our very first look at Yakuza: Like a Dragon 2 — or whatever the sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon ends up being called. Despite being officially announced back in October of last year, we haven't seen anything of the sequel up until now. All we know for sure is that
News Two Point Campus Outlines the Academic Year to Prospective Campus Administrators
Find your seats, everyone
We got a new trailer for Two Point Campus today showing off the many activities you can organise throughout the academic year. Two Point Campus was delayed back in April but is set to launch on PS5 and PS4 next month, on 9 August. In Two Point Campus, you will lay the foundations of your dream university during the summer...
News Phantasy Star Online 2, New Genesis Announced for PS4 Release in August
SEGA's long-running Phantasy Star series is finally returning to PlayStation. Phantasy Star Online 2, and massively updated kind-of-sequel-in-everything-but-name, Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis are heading West for PS4 on the 31st August. Currently, both games are only available on PC and Xbox here in the West. If you're...
News SEGA Considering Movie Adaptations of Persona Games
TV shows a possibility too
SEGA is looking into the possibility of adapting the Atlus library of games for films and TV shows, the publisher revealed to IGN. The Persona series was one example highlighted by the Japanese company itself, but other possibilities include the overall Shin Megami Tensei franchise and Catherine.
News Sonic Frontiers Takes You to Cyber Space with Traditional Linear Stages
More details revealed for "open zone" adventure
As part of Nintendo's latest Direct Mini presentation — read more about that through the link — SEGA has shown off a little more about Sonic Frontiers, the hedgehog's big new game due later this year. We've embedded the video above at the right time stamp, and if you're interested in the upcoming...
News SEGA Announces Hyenas, a Team-Based FPS About Stealing Merch in Space
Coming to PS5 and PS4
Hyenas has just been announced over on IGN. What the heck is Hyenas? Well, we're still figuring it out — but the basics are that it's a team-based, zero-gravity first-person shooter, developed by Creative Assembly, and it's coming to both PS5 and PS4. As you can see in the debut trailer, it's got a stylised, illustrated look...
News Could a New Game Involving Ecco the Dolphin Be Imminent?
IGN will announce a new game from SEGA tomorrow at 10AM PT/6PM BST, but it could be a real monkey’s paw reveal. A teaser clip posted to the website’s Twitter account appears to include a sound sample from iconic adventure game Ecco the Dolphin – but common wisdom suggests this may actually be a sci-fi first-person shooter from Creative...
Review Sonic Origins (PS5) - The Genesis of SEGA's Mascot Revisited with Style
Past, way cool
Sonic the Hedgehog is like a 16-bit Skyrim: SEGA has re-released the Mega Drive classics on just about every platform you can think of, and it shows no sign of stopping. The latest effort is Sonic Origins, a collection that brings Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD to modern consoles under one banner. Even if we've...
News Sonic Origins Overview Video Details Game Modes in PS5, PS4 Retro Collection
First episode of Speed Strats
Sonic Origins is spin-dashing towards its launch next week on 23rd June, so SEGA has released a new video about the game to get everyone up to speed. It seems to be the first in a series of videos dubbed Speed Strats, and it gives a general overview of what to expect from this retro collection. So, one final recap...
News Sonic Frontiers Director Defines 'Open Zone', Will Take Between 20-30 Hours to Beat
You could eat a lot of chilli dogs in that time
As a part of IGN's ongoing coverage of the upcoming Sonic Frontiers, we've learned a lot about the title, and we even got a new term to add to our gaming lexicon: "Open Zone". How does an Open Zone game (capitalisation is intentional) differ from a game set in an open world? It's a good question, and...
News PS4 Versions Only for Persona 4 Golden, Persona 3 Portable
No PS5 icon on official website
Representing another twist in the tale of this week's Persona saga, it turns out the upcoming releases of Persona 4 Golden and Persona 3 Portable will actually only be PS4 versions. A statement issued by SEGA and Atlus said the two titles "will also be heading to Steam and PlayStation
News Sonic Frontiers Dev Confident People Will 'Understand' the Game, No Plans for a Delay
New previews are quite positive
Ah, Sonic Frontiers. The open world adventure has endured a rough few weeks, with debut gameplay footage having been heavily criticised across the internet. Many fans have since called for a delay, which would in theory allow Sonic Team to further polish the game ahead of its Q4 2022 release window. However, in a new...
News Sonic 3 & Knuckles' Music Partially Reworked in Origins to Fill in Missing Tracks
Jun Senoue cleaning up 1993 prototypes
Sonic Origins, on the whole, is looking like a lovely collection of the mainline, side-scrolling Sonic games. However, one point of worry for fans of Sonic 3 & Knuckles in particular concerns its music. It's all but confirmed that Michael Jackson and his collaborators contributed to the game's soundtrack...
News Soul Hackers 2 Pre-Orders Live Now on PS Store
Hack the planet
Shown off during Summer Game Fest was a new trailer for Soul Hackers 2 in which we got to hear the English voice cast for the first time. In addition, it was announced that both physical and digital pre-orders are now live for PS5 and PS4. Here's what you can expect from each version: Digital Pre-orders – Standard Edition...
News Rewrite Human History in HUMANKIND on PS5, PS4
Life as we don't know it
SEGA’s turn-based historical strategy game HUMANKIND will rewrite human history – not just on PC, but also on PS5 and PS4. The game – set to release on 4th November – will see you “combine up to 60 historical cultures as you lead your people from the Ancient to the Modern Age”. You’ll “face historical events,...
News First Hands-On Impressions of Sonic Frontiers Are Mostly Positive
It's been a really big week for the iconic hedgehog, hasn't it? First, we got a look at some combat gameplay from Sonic Frontiers, then we got a trailer for Sonic Origins during the Sonic Central showcase. If that wasn't enough, we now have some hands-on Sonic Fronti
News Sonic Origins Animations, Modes, More Shown in New Overview Trailer
There are two Sonic the Hedgehog video games arriving this year. One of them looks good, and the other one is Sonic Frontiers — but you can view the gameplay and judge for yourself. Anyway, at least Sonic Origins is just around the corner, and this retro collection is looking pretty great. A new trailer, embedded above, goes over the...
News Sonic Central Returns to Ring in a New Era of Hedgehog Dominance
Gotta go fast
Sonic fans have been eating well of late. The latest Sonic Central showcase is set for later today, and SEGA has promised a sneak peek at the speedy blue mammal's upcoming projects. After the monumental success of the most recent Sonic movie, it only makes sense to strike while the iron is hot. The event will take place at 9AM...
News Sonic Frontiers Combat Is Looking Rough in New Gameplay Video
Going in circles
IGN First has the latest scoop on Sonic Frontiers, with the new video covering the game's combat out in the open world. You can see it for yourself above. Sonic looks to have a few moves at his disposal, including swift kicks and punches as he tackles some quite strange enemies. We can't quite tell as the UI has been disabled, but...
News Sonic Frontiers Debuts First Open World Gameplay in New Video
Sonic Frontiers takes the iconic SEGA franchise to an open world setting for the very first time, and fans have been waiting patiently for a proper look at how that translates to gameplay. After a brief teaser yesterday, IGN's video is now here, and you can watch it above. Featuring about five or six minutes of footage, the video shows...
News Sonic Frontiers Gameplay Teaser Released Ahead of IGN First Coverage
Here we go
Our very first look at Sonic Frontiers gameplay footage is here, albeit in a very brief teaser video. At only 38 seconds, the above clip is just a taster for what's to come next month, when IGN will showcase the game in more detail. In the video, we can see the hedgehog running through idyllic pastures, as well as using unknown...
News Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown Crossovers Continue with Tekken 7 Characters
Virtua Fighter 5 may, at its core, be a game that dates all the way back to 2006 – that’s over 15 years, folks – but it remains one of the fresher fighters on the PS Store thanks to SEGA’s ongoing support for Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown. Alright, so the core mechanics are largely unchanged, but the continued addition of...
Hands On Two Point Campus on PS5, PS4 Is a Tycoon Title That's Too Cool for School
School's out for summer
What a time to be alive! This author grew up on the Bullfrog era of tycoon titles, meticulously managing theme parks and hospitals on a 14” CRT from the edge of his bed. That spirit is very much alive with the Aardman-inspired Two Point series; the excellent Two Point Hospital already reminded patients not to die in the...
News Sonic Frontiers Is Aiming for High Review Scores, Says SEGA
We'll be the judge, thank you
Look, it's no secret: Sonic's games have been rough for years. Save for Sonic Mania, the highest rated title in the franchise in nearly two decades, the series has seriously struggled to resonate with critics. The fans are definitely a little friendlier towards these titles, and they sell well regardless, but it seems...
News Here's Another Quick Glimpse at Sonic Origins Gameplay
No Sonic 3 footage, though
Sonic Origins is just a month and a bit away, and fans of SEGA's mascot are understandably excited to revisit those classic games on modern platforms. We know what the package includes — Sonic 1, 2, 3 & Knuckles, and CD, presented in widescreen and playable in two different modes — but we've seen very little of it...
News SEGA Says Loads of New Games Are Coming This Year, Including Remakes and Remasters
Gotta go fast
SEGA's just had its fiscal year briefing, and the company's doing quite well for itself. The Japanese firm recorded increased profits over fiscal year 2021, mostly thanks to strong software sales. Good stuff, but it's the publisher's promise of even more games that has us interested. Over the next 12 months or so, SEGA has plans to...
News Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Surpasses Original Movie's Box Office Gross with the Power of Friendship
Paramount Pictures and SEGA have today announced updated box office figures for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and the blue blur's sophomore movie has now comfortably outpaced the original. The sequel now sits at $331.64 million at the global box office, spin-dashing past the first film's $319.71 million. Despite a mixed reaction from critics...