Tag: Tgs 2014
Feature Missing in Action - PlayStation's Noteworthy TGS 2014 Absentees
Hide and seek
In many ways, this year’s Tokyo Game Show was a haven for long overdue titles. Final Fantasy XV is perhaps the biggest one, securing a new trailer, lengthy gameplay demonstration, and the promise of a demo in the not too distant future. However, other protracted productions such as Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Deep Down...
News PlayStation Exclusives Sprint Away with Japan Future Game Awards
Bloodborne and The Order: 1886 come out on top
We all know that the PlayStation 4 hasn’t been selling especially well in Japan of late, but Sony hinted that this year’s Tokyo Game Show would turn the tides – and it certainly seems that consumer enthusiasm has changed overseas, even if that may not necessarily result in increased hardware...
TGS 2014 What Will You Be Able to Do in Final Fantasy XV's Four Hour Demo on PS4?
Drive a car
We still don’t know exactly when Final Fantasy XV’s demo will release, but we do know that anyone who purchases a brand new copy of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD next year will be eligible to download the taster on the PlayStation 4. Dubbed ‘Episode Duscae’, the sampler will supposedly offer three to four hours of gameplay, which will...
TGS 2014 Yosuke, Chie, and Kanji Get Their Groove On in This New Persona 4 Dancing All Night Trailer
Just when you thought fan favourite tough guy Kanji Tatsumi couldn't possibly embarrass himself further, he appears in this new trailer for Persona 4 Dancing All Night sporting a dumb smile and some pretty hilarious moves. The buff blonde isn't alone, though, as he's joined by fellow dungeon-delvers Yosuke and Chie. All three persona...
TGS 2014 Final Fantasy XV Is a Real Game, and This PS4 Tech Demo Proves It
Those of you that are veterans in the PlayStation Nation may be struggling to believe that Final Fantasy XV is an actual game, but this tech demo by Square Enix proves that the publisher at least has a functional prototype finished after eight long years of work. The clip – which can be found approximately 22 minutes into the...
TGS 2014 This Booth for PS4 Title OneChanbara Z2: Chaos Is Creepy
Keeping you abreast of the situation
We’re not ones to get our noses out of joint over a little titillation, but this OneChanbara Z2: Chaos booth at the Tokyo Game Show is a little too ridiculous for even our occasionally vulgar tastes. Sure, the game may be all about scantily clad women offing the undead – but did D3Publisher really have to...
TGS 2014 That Dragon Quest Heroes PS4 Makes Us Want to Melt
"He slimed me"
Sony managed to boost PlayStation 4 sales in Japan with its white hardware bundle, so it seems almost certain to have similar success with its impending Dragon Quest Heroes model. The reaction online since its announcement earlier in the month has been mixed, but we actually really like the silver chassis – even if th
TGS 2014 Some Dragon Quest Heroes Gameplay Footage Appears!
Bringing colour to PS4
We got our very first look at the Warriors-Dragon Quest mash-up that is Dragon Quest Heroes during Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show conference at the beginning of the month, and now, unsurprisingly, the time has come to feast our eyes on some direct gameplay. The footage is fresh from the aforementioned expo that's going on right...
Talking Point Is Japan Finally Back in the Game?
Land of the rising fun
Every year, the Tokyo Game Show causes something of a dilemma at Push Square Towers. As the last high profile game convention in our calendar, we’re obliged to cover it, of course – but it’s always a difficult thing to prepare for. Regional issues make it challenging for us to, for example, put together predictions posts...
TGS 2014 Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Looks Better Than Ever in This PS4 Trailer
Launching March 2015
Final Fantasy Type-0 is one of those all too common videogame enigmas. Originally released on the PlayStation Portable, it never made its way to western shores. However, the game lives on, and will be receiving a High Definition remake for the PlayStation 4. As a gentle reminder of this fact, Square Enix recently released this...
TGS 2014 Yakuza Zero Trailer Looks Good on the Dance Floor
Looking for a fight, not necessarily romance
We weren’t entirely sure how we felt about SEGA pulling the prequel card with the latest entry in its Japanese gangster series, Yakuza Zero. However, after watching this brand new trailer, we’re totally sold on the concept. It shows protagonists Kazuma Kiryu and Majima Goro strutting around Kamurocho...
TGS 2014 There's a Rumble in the Jungle in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Footage
As part of a Tokyo Game Show presentation to the press, Konami has revealed new footage from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Confirming that the desert isn’t the only section of the game that Kojima Productions has made, this new 20 minute clip shows protagonist Big Boss busting baddies in a thick, jungle environment. As with...
TGS 2014 How Does Uncharted 4's Nathan Drake Sound in Japan?
Honestly, much like you'd expect
Perhaps unsurprisingly, there’ll be no new trailer for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End at the Tokyo Game Show this week. However, you can watch its E3 cinematic with a Japanese dub, which is really weird. We reckon that Naughty Dog should have got Nolan North to learn Japanese and perform all of protagonist Nathan...
TGS 2014 Go Deep Down the Rabbit Hole of Capcom's Stupidly Pretty PS4 Freebie
Is this a theme park ride?
Deep Down appears to be taking an eternity to complete, but, much like DriveClub, that extra attention to detail certainly seems to be paying off. The video below gives us our best look at Capcom’s free-to-play action game yet, revealing a mix of medieval combat and futuristic wisecracking. As
TGS 2014 P.T. Trailer Will Make You Run for the Silent Hills
No one can hear you scream here
Not content with releasing the scariest PlayStation 4 game to date, Hideo Kojima has followed up with a Silent Hills teaser trailer based on this year’s P.T. demo. The video shows a familiar corridor with more junctions this time, and we’re quickly treated to footage of decapitated heads, maggots, and, well,...
TGS 2014 Type-0 Companion Final Fantasy Agito Is Coming to PS Vita
Still no Type-0
When poor little Final Fantasy Agito was announced for smartphones and tablets, it was vastly ignored in the West, mainly because of its purpose as a prequel and companion game to the unreleased Final Fantasy Type-0. To add to the PlayStation 4 port announcement of the former PSP exclusive title, however, Square Enix has announced...
TGS 2014 Final Fantasy XV Director Tetsuya Nomura Switches Attention to Kingdom Hearts III
This is good news or very good news depending on your stance: Square Enix veteran Tetsuya Nomura is no longer in charge of Final Fantasy XV, having switched his attention to Kingdom Hearts III. The Japanese publisher confirmed the news in addition to revealing a stunning trailer for the upcoming role-playing game over night. Check it...
TGS 2014 Final Fantasy XV Gets a Brand New Gameplay Trailer that Features Huge Open Areas and Driving
You read that right, Final Fantasy XV finally has a new trailer fresh from the Tokyo Game Show. Featuring a typically mellow Noctis, the trailer shows off quite a bit, including glimpses of vast, seemingly open environments, combat, and, er, driving. Whether or not you'll be able to control the car in the video isn't clear, but what we do...
TGS 2014 The Evil Within Looks Tense and Terrifying in This New Trailer
Within without you
As Jane Austen famously stated in Pride and Prejudice, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a trailer for a survival horror game is made much more terrifying when it has Debussy's Clair de Lune playing in the background. Unfortunately, the creators of The Evil Within's latest offering forgot the second half of that popular...
TGS 2014 Wait, Could Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Be Lurking to Vita?
Speculation suggests so
Resident Evil: Revelations 2, the episodic sequel to Capcom’s former Nintendo 3DS exclusive, doesn’t exactly look the part on the PlayStation 4, but there may be a reason for that: speculation suggests that
TGS 2014 What Will Sony Be Live Streaming in Japan This Week?
Make a date
Wait, it’s the Tokyo Game Show this week? We’ve been so busy concentrating our efforts on Destiny that we’d forgotten that gaming’s biggest convention in the East was scheduled to start this week. Fortunately, we’re not exactly expecting any more megatons from the Japanese giant, but the platform holder has lined up an...
News Sony's Tokyo Game Show Lineup Is Positively Packed with PS4 Goodness
The Tokyo Game Show is just around the corner, and we can already feel the hype beginning to grow. In truth, it's more like a slowly mounting dread at the prospect of all of the articles that we'll inevitably be penning in the weeks ahead. And if this new list – which details all of the games Sony will be bringing to the event –...
Round Up What Happened During Sony's Pre-Tokyo Game Show Conference?
That's a lot of PS4 and Vita games
Well, this particular author was originally dreading having to wake up at about 6AM in order to manage Push Square's livestream of Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference, but as it turns out, it was yet another solid showing from the Japanese giant. Much like Gamescom 2014, the pacing was fast and fluid, and...
News Dead Or Alive 5: Last Round Punches West in Spring 2015, All PS3 DLC Can Be Transferred
Publisher Koei Tecmo confirmed this morning that Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will be getting a Western release next year. The fighter features all previous DLC characters, and a slew of over 300 [What?! - Ed.] costumes to dress up your favourite marital artists with. The company also reckons that this is definitely the last Dead or Alive...
News Vita's Next Firmware Update Will Let You Watch PS4 Livestreams
The PS Vita's upcoming firmware update looks like it's going to be quite a substantial one. Yesterday, Sony announced that themes were coming to the handheld that would allow you to customise your backgrounds and icons, but according to the official PlayStation Blog, there's more to the next update than just that. Indeed, it looks like the...
News Sony's Strangest Looking PS4 has Divided Opinion
To coincide with the announcement of a whole new Dragon Quest game on PlayStation platforms, Sony revealed a rather strange PS4 design at its pre-Tokyo Game Show conference in a bid to win over fans of the massively popular aforementioned franchise. So what makes this fresh faced console so abnormal? Well, its design is based around the...
News Sony Attempts to Lure The Female Market with a Light Pink PS Vita
Here come the girls
While a splurge of new PlayStation Vita titles were announced at the pre-Tokyo Game Show conference, it's clear Sony has at least one of its eyes set on luring the female demographic to make the upgrade from the now defunct PSP. To help with this feat, it's announced the upcoming release of a special light pink and white Vita —...
Poll What Did You Think of Sony's Pre-Tokyo Game Show Conference?
Rate all those lovely games
Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference has come and gone, and although we hauled ourselves out of bed rather early in the morning, we're finding it hard to say that it wasn't worth it. After today's showing, we're becoming convinced that Sony has finally nailed the pacing of its pressers. The games just kept coming,...
News A Brand New Entry in the Beloved Ys Series is Coming to PS4 and Vita in 2015
Ys is a funny old series. The most recent one to come out in the west was Memories of Celceta on Vita, to which we gave a very positive review, but there have been plenty of entries which missed Europe entirely. And while it remains a hopelessly niche property over here in the west, in Japan it's a major franchise. Running since 1987,...
News Splat Giant Bugs on PS4 With Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair
Get off my planet
Earth Defense Force is one of the those franchises that clicks because of its simplistic, focused nature. Our planet is in danger, we grab guns, we shoot absolutely everything within a five mile radius, and we get a bigger gun as a reward for our services. It knows that it's a daft game, and it doesn't strive for anything other...
News Control The Tides of Battle With Bladestorm: The Hundred Year War & Nightmare on PS4
You and what army
We've heard fans voice their complaints on the forums that there aren't enough real time strategy games on the PlayStation 4, and it seems Koei Tecmo was thinking the same thing with the announcement of Bladestorm: The Hundred Year War and Nightmare. Coming before the end of 2014 in Japan, it's the sequel to the franchise that...
News Get Your First Look at Dead of Alive 5: Last Round on PS4 Right Here, Right Now
It was only yesterday we reported that Dead or Alive 5: Last Round was making the jump to Sony's next-gen console, and now we've got the official trailer to prove it. Admittedly, it's only a short video, but if you're interested, chances are that you've already played one of the game's many incarnations on the PlayStation 3. Even so, the...
News A Brand New Everybody's Golf Title Will Be Teeing Up on PS4
During its pre-TGS conference this morning, Sony announced that it will be bringing a new Everybody's Golf game to the PlayStation 4. The long-running franchise - known as Hot Shots Golf in North America - is renowned for its lighthearted take on the traditionally serious sport. Speaking during the presser, affable executive Shuhei...
News Don't Look Now, But PS4 Demo P.T. Has Been Downloaded Over 1 Million Times
Hideo Kojima took to the stage at Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show conference earlier today, where he announced that P.T — the playable teaser of Silent Hills — had been downloaded over one million times. The statistic is actually rather impressive when you stop to think about it. It was only at Gamescom that
News Piano Masterpiece Deemo Is Set to Perform on PS Vita
We are Deemo
There's a soft spot in our heart for rhythm games, and we're sure that Deemo, announced for the PS Vita, will be no exception. Originally released on iOS, you play along to piano music, matching the keys on the screen as if replicating playing the real thing. Playing as the silent protagonist Deemo, he ends up becoming friends with a...
News Themes Aren't Just Coming to PS4, They're Coming to Vita, Too
There's no doubt that the PlayStation 4 is in desperate need of some customisation options, but the PS Vita, meanwhile, is actually doing okay in that regard. The system allows you to group and move content around via its touchscreen, and you're able to set any photo that you have saved on the console as a background. Nevertheless, Sony's...
News PS4 Exclusive Bloodborne Looks Gory and Gorgeous in This New Gameplay Trailer
Releasing 5th February in Japan
Our anticipation for Bloodborne has been growing steadily with each passing second, but it saw a massive spike when Sony revealed a brand new gameplay trailer for the title during its pre-TGS conference this morning. The painfully short clip shows off a handful of grandiose cu
News Get Your Hands Dirty With Yakuza Zero's PS4 Gameplay Trailer
Blast from the past
Sega was ready to tease us with more than just pictures of Yakuza Zero during Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show conference earlier today. Coming to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 during Spring 2015 in Japan, the title's set prior to the events of the first game. Staring a fresh faced Kazuma Kiryu who's working his way up the crime...
News The Zombie Invasion Continues With Resident Evil Revelations 2 on the PS4
The E3 afterparty turns sour
While there may not have been a Resident Evil 7 announcement at the pre-Tokyo Game Show conference, it didn't mean that we weren't getting some new horrific Biohazard action to join the HD remake of the original. Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be launching on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStati
News Disgaea 5 Brings Tense and Tough Tactics to Japanese PS4s in 2015
Wait your turn
If you feel like the PlayStation 4 is a bit lacking when it comes to tactical RPGs, never fear, as the always solid Disgaea franchise will soon be hitting Sony's super system. Officially announced during the platform holder's pre-TGS conference, there is very little known about the new title, except that it exists. However, we did...
News Dragon Quest Meets Dynasty Warriors in PS4's Dragon Quest Heroes
Musou for life
It seems like an eternity since we had a Dragon Quest game on a PlayStation platform, but that's all changing next year — in Japan, at least. Announced at Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show conference earlier today, Dragon Quest Heroes is a collaboration between Square Enix and Omega Force — the developer behind the Warriors games. In...
News God Eater 2: Rage Burst Will, Er, Burst onto The PS4 and Vita in Japan
Everybody calm down
In the middle of a rather packed Tokyo Game Show pre-conference this morning, Sony announced that upgraded port God Eater 2: Rage Burst will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Vita in Japan. While it's still a little unclear how much of the game will be new, we think it's safe to assume that it will be similar to God Eater Burst,...
News Surprise! Persona 5 is Coming to PS4 After All
Plus, get a quick look at the game's cast
Ever since its initial reveal, Persona fans have been clawing at developer Atlus for a PlayStation 4 port of Persona 5. At first, the upcoming Japanese RPG was confirmed as a PS3 exclusive. Of course, that's no longer the case, as a new trailer that was shown at Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show conference...
News A New Firmware Update Will Finally Bring Themes to PS4
During Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show Conference earlier today, the company confirmed that the PlayStation 4's next firmware update will bring themes to the console, much to the delight of users all over the world. Since launch, the device has only supported one very blue look, but dynamic themes should soon allow you to customise your...
Live Watch the Sony PlayStation Pre-TGS 2014 Press Conference Right Here
It's PS4 and Vita's time to shine in Japan
There ain’t no party like a PlayStation party – and the best thing about Sony is that there’s very little delay between shows. Hot on the heels of its Gamescom presentation less than a month ago, the platform holder’s set to invade Tokyo for an event dedicated to its Japanese fans. Join us from...
News There Are Still More PlayStation Press Conferences to Come
Even more PS4 and Vita announcements incoming
You didn’t think that Sony’s big Gamescom 2014 press conference represented the last of the year, did you? As you should already have learned by now, the Japanese giant loves a good livestream, and, as such, it’s set to host another one on 1st September ahead of the Tokyo Game Show. This same...
Gamescom 2014 PS4 Titles to Take Centre Stage at the Tokyo Game Show
Japanese centric software a very important point
Sony’s shifting PlayStation 4 consoles at a record breaking rate, but in Japan, the format is a bit of a flop right now. That’s because, unlike in Europe and North America, the market doesn’t feel that there’s enough content to justify its existence, which means that it’s getting heavily...
News There May Still Be Hope for the PlayStation 4 in Japan Yet
Former Famitsu boss teases big TGS reveal
It’s probably a bit cruel to be talking about the next major gaming convention before the current one has even got underway, but it seems like Sony may be stockpiling a seriously big announcement for the Tokyo Game Show in late September. According to Hirokazu Hamamura, the ex-editor-in-chief of Famitsu...
News PS4 or Not, Sony Will Foot the Bill for Indie Developers at TGS
Platform holder plays the good guy
As far as public relations stunts go, this is a corker: Sony has announced that it will foot the bill for indie developers to exhibit their wares at this year’s Tokyo Game Show – regardless of whether they’re bringing their games to a PlayStation platform or not. The move may seem a bit extravagant for the...