We are not massive Parasite Eve fans
We are not massive PSP shooter fans. But something about Square Enix's The 3rd Birthday has always held our attention. That's why we were pretty disappointed when Square decided not to release the game's Tokyo Game Show trailer. Why wouldn't they? Silly. Whatever. It's up now. And as you can see, the game looks rather good. The shooting looks similar to a Syphon..
While Hideo Kojima had a game present at this year's Tokyo Game Show, it wasn't his game
Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow may well have been one of the best titles on display, but it's being developed by MercurySteam, and Kojima is only overseeing the development. That said, the Kojima Productions boss would like to announce something of his own at next year's show. The Metal Gear man Tweeeted: I..
Dayumm, Capcom's gaffer Keiji Inafune does not hold back when it comes to the Japanese games industry
In fact, he thinks his fellow countrymen are making "awful games". "I look around Tokyo Games Show, and everyone's making awful games; Japan is at least five years behind [the West]," the Mega Man and Dead Rising creator told the New York Times. "Capcom is barely keeping..
Japan is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first KFC opening with a SEGA collaboration
Colonel Sanders will show up in Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity, as will other Yum! Brands fast-food outlets. There'll be Pizza Hut box shields and much more. If you think about it, it's kinda neat.
Tekken's series director, Katsuhiro Harada, has confirmed Tekken Tag Tournament 2 during the Tokyo Game Show today
The game's set to hit arcades, but a console port will undoubtedly follow. The game involves Tekken and tagging. Namco's released a trailer but it seems all kinds of so-wrong-it's-right to us. Either way, we're properly stoked for this. We love ourselves some Tekken.
For the past couple of years, Fumito Ueda and his Team ICO studio have been developing the technologies and concepts that will be used in The Last Guardian
Now, the legendary developer has revealed that his team have moved into full production of the anticipated title. Weve been working on the final concept for the game over the past year, and Im pleased to say that we have now locked that..
Fumito Ueda finally lifted the lid on The Team ICO Collection at TGS this week -- a long requested package that will see two of the best PlayStation 2 games ever made, ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus, remastered in high-definition and 3D
It's a package Ueda generally seems thrilled to bits with, as he told the European arm of the PlayStation Blog that the added dimension adds "life" to the..
Shuhei Yoshida's revealed that he's pleased with the reaction to PlayStation Move during its debut in Japan
The motion controller was on display at this week's Tokyo Game Show, and was obviously drawing plenty of attention from local gamers and press. Speaking with GamaSutra at the event, the SCE Worldwide Studios Boss said he was "very happy" with Move because he believes it can be used..
During TGS, Polyphony Digital announced a bunch of new cars for Gran Turismo 5 - including the VW Samba and Citreon GT
The hottest announcement was the X1 Prototype, however, a car being developed in conjunction with Red Bull's racing team. Yamauchi's designed the car without "rules and regulations" in mind and reckons it could be "the fastest car on land". Check the trailer..
Traditionally, the Yakuza franchise is a fairly serious one
It typically deals with family, politics and friendships. There's some exaggeration to its narrative for sure (it's a video game!), but on the whole it's a pretty grounded franchise. Yakuza: Of The End introduces zombies, however. That's kind of unusual for a franchise so set in reality. So why on Earth is it happening? We want to spread..
Gran Turismo 5 keeps getting better
It's almost like Polyphony Digital can't stop adding features. In all honesty, this game could end up being the most complete package ever made. It's almost like a software suite now, rather than a video game. The latest addition is the weather system. The effects won't be included on every track, but Kaz has stressed it'll likely come into most use on the..
The first ever Final Fantasy Versus XIII gameplay footage has leaked out of TGS, and it might be grainy and off-camera, but it still looks amazing
Ok, so it's hard to really tell the intricacies of the graphics engine, but going by this off-camera footage we're going to assume it's amazing. There looks to be a pretty impressive draw-distance. The combat, however, looks less exciting. It's hard to..
Who cares if developers are already messing around with the PSP2? There are still plenty of original PlayStation Portable games out there; with a few excellent ones still to come
If you're still lagging behind the curve, and are yet to buy a PSP, perhaps you should consider one of these new Japanese models. The blue-and-white two-tone PSP 3000 might look a little bit like a Chelsea kit, but we like..
Look, we're sorry alright
We know you wanted a PlayStation 3 game, but Valkyria Chronicles III is on the PSP. You're going to have to get over it at some point. We know you're mad, but you can't keep shooting the messenger. Besides, Valkyria Chronicles II was a great PlayStation Portable game by all accounts, and we're certain the next game will build upon that. We mean, the
SCE's president Kaz Hirai has revealed that roughly 80 percent of PlayStation 3 consoles are connected to the PlayStation Network
Hirai said that of the 38.1 million consoles sold, roughly 30.48 million systems are connected to the PlayStation Network, which is a pretty impressive attach-rate. Hirai also claimed that hardware targets are on track, with the company aiming to shift 15 million..
Never shy to add a few more features to their game, Polyphony Digital's announced a web portal for Gran Turismo 5 at TGS, entitled Gran Turismo Anywhere
The application will allow players to participate in message boards, photo sharing and other social activities, aswell as Remote Races, which brings team management simulation online. Kaz also announced a new fantasy car for Gran Turismo 5 entitled..
Sony's announced a slightly altered PSP-3000 that will launch alongside Monster Hunter Portable 3rd in Japan
The updated piece of hardware includes a new analogue nub, additional battery life and some new grip handles on the back. It's also styled in black and gold. The hardware will hit Japan on December 1st.
There's something weird about Project Dark, the next Demon's Souls-esque project coming out of From Software
Despite the game's exclusivity in Japan, it will be multiplatform in the West. As such, Sony will not be undertaking publishing duties worldwide (as it was assumed they might with Demon's Souls 2). Therefore, the game will not have the title "Demon's Souls" on it. Which is weird,..
Yesterday, we weren't too keen on the idea of SEGA shoving zombies into the Yakuza franchise
But after seeing the game's bonkers TGS trailer, we're totally sold on the bizarre marriage. So what if it does away with everything the Yakuza franchise has stood for over the past few years — some might argue it's a change the franchise needed. And to be fair, it does look flippin' fantastic in this..
The ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus Collection is coming
And it's coming next Spring. The game's just been announced by Team ICO's Fumito Ueda at a Sony TGS press conference. The PS3 package will see Team ICO's classic PlayStation 2 titles upgraded into high-definition and retro-fitted with wide-screen support. The games will also come with full stereoscopic 3D support. Ueda confirmed that the..
The Last Guardian could be the most important PlayStation 3 title to date
There's a case for LittleBigPlanet, Uncharted and Gran Turismo — all of which are stunning, but parallel in some way. But Fumito Ueda's Team ICO possess a brilliance unmatched across the industry. When Team ICO announce a game, the industry listens. The Last Guardian may not be a commercial hit; but it could end up being..
Square Enix has dated their spiritual successor to the Parasite Eve franchise, The 3rd Birthday, noting a December 22nd Japanese release date for the PlayStation Portable shooter
The Western release will probably follow in the new year. Square Enix are hitting the PSP hard over the next six months; with The 3rd Birthday, Dissidia Duodecim: Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Final Mix..
Atlus' upcoming PlayStation 3 title, Catherine, is so weird
This trailer from TGS is just as bizarre as the last one. Once again it's littered with sexual references, dead bodies and sheep-people. What else do you want us to say? We'd love to imagine the Japanese text provides logical exposition to all the bizarre footage, but we're not sure it does. How can you explain the sheep-people?
The big news coming out of Tecmo Koei's offices might be the announcement of Ninja Gaiden 3 today; but GamePro's also reporting that the publisher are set to finish the long-forgotten Ni-Oh
The game was first announced as a PlayStation 3 exclusive back in 2006, but has barely been mentioned since. GamePro reports that Team Ninja will be helping to steer the project to its conclusion, though there's..
Famitsu's released a new set of direct-feed shots from The Last Guardian
As you might imagine, they are utterly gorgeous. The new screens are a bit small due to Famitsu's compression, so here's hoping we get some biggies direct from Sony soon. Fumito Ueda's due to have a big presence at TGS this year. We're expecting to see more of The Last Guardian, aswell as the formal announcement of the..
Tecmo Koei's just stealth announced Ninja Gaiden 3 at a behind-closed doors event in Tokyo
The game's being developed by Team Ninja, who are now without series creator Tomonobu Itagaki. It's believed the game will reveal a more human-side to protagonist Ryu. Scant other details are available.
The Tokyo Game Show is in full swing and there are already plenty of talking points
For those of you busy doing real life things - like taking children to school, going to work and engaging in social activities - we've compiled a list of some of the top stories from the show. Here's what you need to know: Valkyria Chronicles III Gets Debut Trailer,...
For as much backlash is being thrown at Ninja Theory and Capcom right now, the reality of the new Devil May Cry trailer is that it's actually quite good
Sure, the Dante character model looks a bit awkward. But this appears to be an origins story; hence the rebellious, younger looking character. We reckon it's too early to be writing DmC off. Remain sceptical if you must, but let's have a bit of..
According to a post on the Capcom Europe Blog , the publisher have one final TGS announcement to make tomorrow
With both Sony and Microsoft holding press events, it's likely the game will show up at either briefing. What it will be? We're not sure. Ahead of TGS we were anticipating a new Resident Evil announcement, but unless there's some kind of exclusivity attached, we're not sure why Capcom..
Dante's got dark hair
That's probably the biggest thing you can take out from the screenshots released for the new Devil May Cry title, which is in development at the British studio Ninja Theory. According to Capcom, three top-level Japanese staff will be flying over to the UK to work with Ninja Theory on DMC. Capcom's honcho Keiji Inafune was coy in regards to dates, stating it was too early to..
Who likes God Of War? Everyone
The entire character action genre has been lifting ideas from Sony's slasher for years, and Asura's Wrath looks to be the latest title to lift ideas from Sony Santa Monica's finest. The title, in development at Cyber Connect 2, appears to apply an Eastern religion flavour to the God Of War concept. Details are still...
Update @ 12:35BST - SCEE's just confirmed the game for Europe
Apparently more information is coming tomorrow. Dream no more. The Team ICO Collection is finally a reality according to the latest issue of Famitsu magazine. Details are ridiculously scant, but the game's now official. It's happening. It's going to be released. Bizarrely, Famitsu magazine lists both upgrades separately, so there's a..
Look, don't shoot the messenger, ok? We wanted Valkyria Chronicles III on the PlayStation 3 as much as everyone else
But the fact is, SEGA's making these games for the PSP now. You know, the PlayStation Portable. The system that's supposedly dead and buried according to most publications. The game's been confirmed for PSP in the latest issue of Famitsu. It was semi-revealed after a slip-up on..
If you buy Dead Space 2 on the PlayStation 3 you'll get a free game included out of the box
The Wii's Dead Space: Extraction is being ported to the PlayStation 3 with PlayStation Move controls. Obviously, the game will feel best when played with the PlayStation Move controller, as it's a rails-shooter designed with pointer controls in mind. EA doesn't want to rule everyone out though; those who..
If you've been reading PushSquare for a while, you'll know we love Alice In Wonderland
We're particularly fond of American McGee's interpretation of Alice, and as such Alice: Madness Returns might just be our most anticipated PlayStation 3 game at the moment. There's little in the way of new information coming out of TGS, but EA has released another short teaser trailer. Which is properly, properly..
It's hard to judge a game based on a 90-second trailer
It's probably something we shouldn't do in the first place. But it's hard to not be disappointed by the long-awaited announcement of Shinji Mikami and Suda51's "horror" project; officially announced this morning as Shadows Of The Damned. Perhaps it's a matter of expectation. Shinji Mikami (of Resident Evil fame) and Suda51 (of Killer7..
Capcom must have enjoyed working with Dead Rising 2 developer, Canadian studio Blue Castle Games. The publisher's just announced that they've bought the studio out right. The team will be renamed Capcom Games Studio Vancouver. We wonder if that's the name that will pop-up at the start of Dead Rising 2. Still, this cements Capcom's ambitions to be a more global publisher.
Call it a kneejerk reaction, but when we read that the next edition of the Yakuza franchise - Yakuza: Of The End - was going to get zombies, we nearly punched ourselves in the balls
The one question running through our mind was, "Why SEGA? Why would you do this?" When SEGA revealed that initial Yakuza artwork, showing a wrecked and ruined Kamurocho we thought, "Oh cool. Perhaps..
Oh hey, guess what? British developers Ninja Theory are going to announce a new game at the Tokyo Game Show this week
We wonder if it could have anything to do with those four announcements Capcom have got planned. Gee, we really wonder. Could it perhaps be that rumoured Devil May Cry title? Ahaha. Ninja Theory are a superb team — Heavenly Sword was pretty amazing and Enslaved looks ridiculously..
If you ask many PlayStation owners what their most anticipated unannounced PlayStation 3 title is, many would state the often talked about repackaging of Fumito Ueda's PlayStation 2 hits: ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus
The games were both monumental releases in the PlayStation 2's life, and remain two of the best games ever created. Seeing them remasted in HD has proved a big demand for PlayStation..
Someone, somewhere is working on Resident Evil 6
This is a fact — it's Capcom's flagship franchise; there's no way it's not being worked on. Especially seeing as Capcom's God Keiji Inafune confirmed the game's not far off. The question is, will we see it at TGS? It's looking more and more likely. Capcom Europe's teased "four new game announcements" at the Tokyo-based show; with Resident..
SEGA's even gone to the trouble of "accidentally" announcing it in fact
While a TGS appearance of Valkyria Chronicles III has been teased for a while, an upload error on SEGA's part has seemingly spilled the full can of beans. See, this ".gif" time-table says nothing more than "Coming Soon" in a couple of the publisher's TGS slots. But last night, those who switched the file..
Square Enix lifted the lid on the sequel to PSP favourite Dissidia last week; confirming that Dissidia Duodecim: Final Fantasy will hit PlayStation Portables next year
Over night the company has released a teaser website; and released the first set of images for the game. The first shots show none other than Final Fantasy XIII's Lightning, who will make up part of the game's roster. We expect more..
WalMart's on a roll
No sooner have they got tongues wagging about a possible sequel to MAG, but they're also listing an Easter re-release for the oft-touted ICO and Shadow Of the Colossus collection. Sony's yet to announce the collection, though it could make an appearance at next week's TGS. The package is far too anticipated to not happen, expect it to land around the time of The Last Guardian.
Remember that kooky little teaser of the new Ryu Ga Gotoku game [that's Yakuza to Westerners like you and me - Ed]? It showed the franchise's famed Kamurocho district in flames
Well SEGA's revealed a little more about the new PlayStation 3 title (not yet confirmed for Western release). According to the game's official website, it'll be called Ryu Ga Gotoku: Of The End. Of The End? We don't like the..
Did we spell that right? Not sure -- Dissidia Duodecim: Final Fantasy
Yeah, we think that's how the press release put it. You can probably guess what it is — the sequel to Dissidia; you know, that PSP Final Fantasy game that was part brawler, part nostalgia fest, part amazing. The game's due in 2011. Expect much, much more at TGS.
It might not have appeared on Sony's TGS line-up, but Team Ico's Fumito Ueda wants us to know that there will be something new on The Last Guardian soon
In an interview with Famitsu Ueda noted, I believe well soon be able to make some announcements that will please everyone, so please look forward to it." There won't be a better venue than Tokyo Game Show, but we still feel like the..