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News Netflix Gives Us a Brief Glimpse at Animated Series Sonic Prime
Netflix and quill
Sonic the Hedgehog isn't just spin-dashing onto the big screen, he's also making a return to the realm of television. Netflix and SEGA have joined forces to create a brand new animated series called Sonic Prime, announced last year. Today, the subscription service has unveiled a very small look at how the show is shaping up. At the...
News SEGA Delisting Classic Sonic the Hedgehog Games from PS Store
But only PS3 is affected
Much like Rockstar with the GTA Trilogy, SEGA is making the unsurprising move of delisting a bunch of classic Sonic the Hedgehog games from the PS Store – with the PlayStation 3 being the biggest victim. As of 20th May, 2022, it’ll remove the standalone versions of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the H
News Sonic's Stupid DLC Practices Sliced Apart by Devolver Digital's Trek to Yomi
A cut above
SEGA really dropped the ball earlier this week when it officially announced Sonic Origins. The remastered collection should be cause for celebration — it sounds like a great way to experience Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD, and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuck
News Two Point Campus Goes Full Hogwarts with Wizardry Course on PS5, PS4
It's a kind of magic
Two Point Campus might have been pushed back to August, but the game is no less exciting a prospect. We know from the team's previous game that it knows how to deliver a smartly designed and wonderfully silly management sim, and that's evident in this new trailer for the university-based follow-up. It reveals one of the courses...
News Sonic Mania Maker Confirms Work on PS5, PS4 Compilation Sonic Origins
All in the head cannon
Sonic Origins’ various versions and permutations may be more dizzying than Sonic Adventure’s unwieldy camera, but there’s good news for Blue Blur fanboys: Headcannon has confirmed it’s been recruited for the project. Many of you will recognise the team for its work on Sonic Mania, although it has a long history with...
News Sonic Origins Spins to PS5, PS4 in June with Multiple Pricey Editions
Lord of the Rings
Update: A little more clarification on the contents of the pre-order packs and Digital Deluxe Edition for Sonic Origins have emerged courtesy of the game's Japanese website. Firstly, the Mirror Mode can be unlocked through gameplay, so you get early access if you pre-order. The coins, too, are for use in the Vault. The extra songs...
News Sonic Origins PS Store Listing Confirms New Animations, Unlockables, More
Confirmed for both PS5 and PS4
Sonic Origins hasn't so much leaked as it has spilled all over the floor. A listing for the retro compilation is now available to view on the Australian PlayStation Store, going into more detail on what the game contains. Firstly, the listing confirms the collection is heading to PS5 and PS4, with both versions...
Rumour Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio Reboots Among SEGA's Super Game Plans
But they might not be exactly what you want
SEGA is sitting on a mountain of beloved gaming franchises and IPs, and it feels like the Japanese publisher is doing almost nothing with them. Aside from Sonic, Yakuza, and Persona — and Total War for the PC crew — it's relatively rare to see the company utilise its treasure trove of beloved games...
News Streets of Rage Movie in the Works, Written by John Wick Creator
More SEGA on the silver screen
It's not just Sonic the Hedgehog that SEGA wants to branch out to the movie business. According to a new report from Deadline, the publisher's beloved beat-'em-up series, Streets of Rage, is also up for adaptation. Yes, we'll be seeing Axel, Blaze, and many other fan favourites handing out vigilante justice on the...
News Sonic Origins Age Rating and Artwork Suggest It's Almost Ready to Roll
Ratings and key art and leaks, oh my
Update: Since the below story about Sonic Origins' age rating was published, key artwork for the game has leaked via PlayStation Network. It seems the digital store is being prepped for the retro collection's arrival. This suggests a couple of things. Firstly, Sonic Origins is indeed heading to PlayStation, if...
News Sonic the Hedgehog 2's Opening Weekend the Biggest of Any Video Game Movie Ever
$71 million at US box office
While the critical reception to Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is clearly very mixed, it seems cinema-goers have shown up in droves to support the Paramount Pictures sequel. The film made its debut this past weekend in the United States, where it took $71 million at the box office. This is the biggest opening weekend for a movie...
News Uni Degrees Delayed as Two Point Campus Is Pushed Back to August
More time for optimisation needed
You'll need to wait a while longer to achieve your digital university degree as Two Point Campus has been delayed to 9th August 2022. Confirmed in a "developer vision" video that you can catch above, the comedic uni builder was scheduled to launch next month for PlayStation 5 and PS4. This is so developer Two Point...
Mini Review Lost Judgment: The Kaito Files (PS5) - Shorter Story Expansion Beats Yagami at His Own Game
Rumble in the urban jungle
Look, we like Judgment protagonist Takayuki Yagami — even though he was a bit of a wet blanket in Lost Judgment — but he's been completely outdone by Masaharu Kaito, the man who usually plays second fiddle as Tak's roughhousing sidekick. The ex-yakuza is the star of the show in his very own expansion — appropriately...
News Lost Judgment DLC The Kaito Files Out Now, Here's a Launch Trailer
Lost Judgment expansion The Kaito Files is available now on PlayStation 5 and PS4, priced at £24.99/$29.99. Focusing on sidekick Kaito, the DLC is set after the events of the original game and explores the character's past as a teenager claims to be his and old flame Mikiko's son. Protagonist Takayuki Yagami is nowhere to be...
News Tekken Crossover Costumes Coming to Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown on PS4
Are they Tekken it too far?
Surely something is afoot for the Tekken franchise? In addition to a new animated series on Netflix, SEGA has announced crossover content is coming to Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown on the PlayStation 4. Despite the brawler first launching in 2006, the publisher has partnered with Bandai Na
News This 10-Inch Shenmue Ryo Hazuki Statue Might Aid You in Your Quest for Sailors
Showcases "every crease, frown, and facial feature"
Shenmue is one of Sega's most iconic franchises. It started life on the Dreamcast over two decades ago and was one of the most expensive video games ever made; it was followed by two sequels and has legions of fans all over the globe. Now, Numskull Designs has created the ultimate gift for any...
News New Atlus JRPG Soul Hackers 2 Gets a Second Trailer
There's a rabbit
Push Square deputy editor and resident weeb Robert Ramsey is on holiday this week, so please forgive this scribe as he clumsily tries his best to cover the new Soul Hackers 2 trailer. Hot on the heels of the first trailer, our task is made even tougher by both the voiceover and YouTube description using Japanese. So, what's going on...
News Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie Trailer Brings the Heat Ahead of April Premiere
Plus: an on-point movie poster
The first live-action Sonic movie doesn't feel that long ago, but Paramount and SEGA are getting ready to roll out the red carpet for Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The sequel, which introduces Tails (Colleen O'Shaughnessey) and Knuckles (Idris Elba) into the story, debuts in cinemas on 8th April, and the final trailer for the...
News Lost Judgment PS5, PS4 Expansion Adds Four Story Chapters
A new case
Lost Judgment is about to find a four-chapter story expansion, as SEGA has announced the Kaito Files for release on PlayStation 5 and PS4 from 28th March. The pricey $29.99 add-on – which will be included with the Season Pass and, thus, the Ultimate Edition of the crime caper – will see you “play as the muscle of the Yagami...
News RGG Studio Has 'A Lot' of Unannounced Games in Development Alongside Yakuza 8
Yakuza and Judgment developer RGG Studio is apparently hard at work on "a lot of unannounced titles", alongside the previously confirmed Yakuza 8. Back in November last year, the Japanese company said it was planning games that have nothing to do with the aforementioned Yakuza or Judgment properties, which makes things very interesting indeed...
Review Team Sonic Racing (PS4) - It's Not Mario Kart, But It's Good Enough
There's no AiAi in Team
Republished on Wednesday, 23rd January, 2022: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of March 2022's PS Plus lineup. The original text follows. Here's the thing: PlayStation 4 does not have many examples of good arcade racing games, let alone kart racers. The few exceptions are trying...
News SEGA, Paramount Start Work on Third Sonic the Hedgehog Movie
And spin-off live action series also underway
A third live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie has gotten the nod, despite the second film still being a couple of months away. Paramount is betting big on the Blue Blur, also announcing plans for a live-action spin-off series which will air on streaming platform Paramount+. According to a press release,...
News Game Over, Yeahhh! SEGA Dumps Japanese Arcades After 50 Years
SEGA is pulling out of the Japanese arcade business after an iconic 50 year run. The company’s logo is synonymous with Tokyo’s once-bustling arcade scene, but it will sell all of its existing amusements to Genda Inc, a rival organisation that operates locations under the GiGO branding. It’s the end of an era, but hardly...
News Two Point Campus Begins Its Semester in May on PS5, PS4
Time for school
Two Point Campus was announced back in June of last year, and after a period of quiet, we now have a final release date. The follow-up to Two Point Hospital is preparing for its freshman year when it arrives on 17th May 2022. Coming to both PlayStation 5 and PS4, the game swaps out healthcare for academics as you build your very...
News We're Sure Everyone Will Be Calm About SEGA NFT Trademark
Ah, good ol’ non-fungible tokens. They’re the technology no one really understands – not even, we’d argue, the people endorsing them – but you can either hate or you can create. Ain’t that right, Troy Baker? Seriously, though, we’re slowly seeing more games publishers adopt the controversial format, as perhaps best evidenced by...
News SEGA Adds Sapporo Studio to Japanese Internal Operations
New year, new team
SEGA is beefing up its in-house Japanese operations with the establishment of a new Sapporo studio, to complement its existing slate of Tokyo teams. As the name obviously indicates, this group will work out of the northern Hokkaido prefecture, and will be responsible for “development, design, debugging, sales, and import and...
Random Play Sonic at Electric Speeds When Original Game Comes to All Tesla Vehicles
Gotta game fast
Sonic the Hedgehog is a character known for his speed, but when we play his video games, we're usually very stationary. If you've always felt a bit of a couch potato while flinging the blue blur across the screen like a ping pong ball, you'll be pleased to hear about this new collaboration. Yes, SEGA and Tesla have announced a...
News Sonic Frontiers Takes Sonic to an Open World on PS5, PS4 in 2022
Put a ring on it
As long as SEGA's around, it's gonna keep on making Sonic games, whether you like 'em or not. The next mainline game in the franchise was announced earlier this year with a super short teaser, but thanks to our main man Geoff Keighley, we now have a better idea of what to expect. Sonic Frontiers — yep, name confirmed — has been...
News Robotnik Has a New Moustache in the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie Trailer
Sonic and friends
As promised, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 — the movie sequel, that is — got its debut trailer at The Game Awards. You know what? It looks pretty good! Obviously with the blue blur established, the stakes are going up, which means Dr. Robotnik has gone even crazier, the Chaos Emeralds are coming into the fold, and more furry friends...
News Sonic Speeds to The Game Awards with Trailers for Upcoming Game and Movie Sequel
Plus: see the new movie poster
As it turns out, Sonic will indeed be present at this year's Game Awards, and in a big way too. It's just been revealed online that we're in for a double-bill of hedgehog action during Geoff Keighley's show, so prepare yourselves for some serious speed and attitude. Firstly, we will be treated to the debut trailer for...
News Sonic the Hedgehog Is Teasing Something for The Game Awards
Frontiers? Movie sequel? Something else?
The Game Awards is set to go live later this week, and as usual, Geoff Keighley is talking up the show big time. In the run up to Geoff's very own E3 presentation awards ceremony, some trickles of info are starting to emerge. One such tease comes from Sonic the Hedgehog's official Twitter account, which has...
News Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown Feels the Heat with Yakuza DLC Pack Next Week
Enter the dragon
Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown is getting a meaty DLC pack on the 8th December. The artfully named 'Yakuza Series Collaboration Pack' includes loads of costumes based on characters from the Yakuza games, but that's not all. It also has Yakuza music tracks (we're headbanging already), loads of new customisation items (over 650,...
News Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles Finally Gets 60FPS Mode on PS5
Plus two playable demons
A new update is out for Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. The game's been available for over a month now, but the lack of a dedicated 60 frames-per-second mode on PS5 has been a sticking point for some players. Thankfully, as promised by developer CyberConnect2 before release, a...
News PS4 Spotted in Shin Megami Tensei V Datamine
Currently a Nintendo Switch exclusive
Despite fairly close ties to PlayStation platforms, Shin Megami Tensei V from Atlus launched earlier this month as a Nintendo Switch exclusive. It's supposedly an excellent JRPG and considered "the best entry" yet by our friends over at Nintendo Life, so it's no surprise PS5 and PS4 owners are feeling a little...
News SEGA Trademarks 'Sonic Frontiers', Probably the Final Name of Upcoming Game
SEGA has recently filed a bunch of new trademarks in Japan, one of which is Sonic Frontiers. As you may recall from earlier in the year, the publisher celebrated the hedgehog's 30th anniversary with a live stream event, showing off all kinds of Sonic-related projects. One of those was a teaser for the next mainline entry in the...
News Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles Cuts Through 1 Million Sales
In just less than two weeks
Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles launched for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 just under two weeks ago at the time of writing this article — and guess what? The anime-based brawler is already proving to be a hit for SEGA. The game's managed to ship and sell over 1 million copies since its release on the 15th...
Review Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles (PS5) - Anime Fighter Is Barebones but Beautiful
All aboard the Mugen Train
Given the immense popularity of Demon Slayer, particularly in Japan, it was only a matter of time until it got a video game adaptation. And who better to head the project than CyberConnect2, the talented Japanese studio that crafted the largely fantastic Naruto Ninja Storm series? The studio's flair for adapting anime is...
News Yakuza: Like a Dragon Sequel Announced and In Development
Take your turn
Just the other day, Yakuza and Judgment developer RGG Studio confirmed the departure of Toshihiro Nagoshi and Daisuke Sato — two SEGA veterans who helped shape the Yakuza series as we know it. The company has been restructured as a result, and the new team has already revealed what it's working on next. We all knew it was coming,...
News Restructured Yakuza Dev Posts Coolest Staff Photo Ever as Series Creator Leaves SEGA
Studio head also exits
The developer that makes the Yakuza and Judgment games, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio (RGG Studio for short), has officially reshuffled following the confirmed departure of Yakuza series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi. His exit was heavily rumoured back in August. The 56-year-old had become something of a legendary figure at SEGA, having...
News Prepare to Be Charmed by Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania's Animated Launch Trailer
Sonic Mania vibes
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania finally brings the series back in a major way today, 5th October, on PlayStation 5 and PS4. SEGA's arcade platformer about simians in spheres has been out of the running for a while, but this remake, bundling together all the levels and mini-games from the titles fans actually care about, sees its...
Mini Review Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania (PS5) - Sony Potassium 5
Ooh, chimpanzee that, Monkey Reviews
These monkeys have a problem. Well, a succession of problems, really, but the main one is that they've been trapped inside giant spheres for no reason. And they're beloved, these monkeys: since the GameCube days, Super Monkey Ball has been (perhaps bafflingly) popular, with increasingly diminishing returns across...
News Demon Slayer Will Need Post-Launch Update for 60FPS Gameplay on PS5
No date given
A somewhat disappointing detail on the upcoming Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinomaki Chronicles: the PlayStation 5 version of the game won't support 60 frames-per-second gameplay by default. The option to enable 60fps will be added post-launch via an update — and there's no word on when this update will actually be released...
News Demon Slayer's Adventure Mode Perfectly Captures the Look of the Anime in New PS5, PS4 Trailer
CyberConnect2 does it again
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles is about a month away from launch at the time of writing, and the stylish action title still looks great in its latest gameplay trailer. This new footage focuses on adventure mode, with a bit of versus mode thrown in. And as expected of developer CyberConnect2, the...
Poll Did You Buy Lost Judgment?
Lost and found
The anticipated sequel to the excellent Judgment is here, and would you believe that it's actually pretty good? It's almost as though developer RGG Studio can do no wrong, but we must admit that we're beginning to burn out on Yakuza-style games. It's easy to forget that we've already had the PS5 versions of both the aforementioned...
Review Lost Judgment (PS5) - Immense Side Content Makes Up for Sequel's Surprisingly Sloppy Story
Too cool for school
We absolutely love Judgment — especially on PlayStation 5. Despite being the starting point of a spinoff franchise, we'd go as far to say that it's hands down one of the best Yakuza games — and so its sequel, Lost Judgment, comes saddled with high expectations. There's no doubt that this is a bigger, and arguably more...
News Persona 5 Protagonist Is Game's Best Character, Vote Japanese Fans
Goro Akechi proves popular
The protagonist of Persona 5 has been voted the RPG's best character in Japan as the game marks its fifth anniversary since release. Named Joker in the metaverse and Ren Amamiya in the animated TV series, the game lets you choose your own title. As such, Persona 5's main character is the overall winner following more than...
News SEGA Breaks Hearts by Announcing New RPG Is a Mobile Game
Now it's Personal
Update: Bloody SEGA! Earlier this week, the Tokyo Game Show 2021 website teased a "new RPG" from the Japanese publisher, with Persona developer Atlus also being present during the livestream. Immediately, minds turned to the prospect of a new Persona or Yakuza title. Maybe even a new Sakura Wars game. But no, this new RPG is for...
Round Up Lost Judgment Reviews Are Off to a Great Start, But Story Is Dividing Opinion
Case not quite closed
Reviews for Lost Judgment are starting to appear online, and at first glance, it's looking like RGG Studio has done it again. The action RPG is getting high scores pretty much across the board, but there's already some in-depth discussion over the game's story, which deals with some very mature themes. Meanwhile, our own...
Site News Lost Judgment PS5 Review - Where Is It?
Still on the case
The embargo for Lost Judgment reviews is up today, but the Push Square verdict is still being decided. That's because Lost Judgment is a big game, and simply put, we're nowhere near finished playing through it. We're around 33 hours in at the time of writing, and we're absolutely swamped in optional activities and side quests. The...
News Lost Judgment DLC Detailed, 2022 Expansion Lets You Play as Kaito
Lost Judgment is getting three rounds of DLC post-launch, one of which is a proper expansion. It's a first for Yakuza developer RGG Studio, which has only dabbled in small add-ons previously. And yes, you read the headline correctly. Set to release in Spring 2022, 'The Kaito Files' is described as a ten-hour, story-driven expansion where...