Tag: Thq Nordic
Review SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake (PS4) - Old School Platformer Is One for the Fans
You're ready, kids
Aficionados of Nickelodeon's iconic square-panted hero will largely agree Battle for Bikini Bottom is the best SpongeBob game. Nearly two decades later, developer Purple Lamp Studios brought it back with a full remake, and it was clear fans were hungry for something fresh. The team's response is SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic...
News Townsmen VR Settles on PSVR2 for Launch Day
Take it to town
The list of PSVR2 launch games refuses to stop growing, with Townsmen VR the latest title added to the enormous selection. For those unfamiliar with this long-running series, it combines God game elements with the city building genre, so you’ll be responsible for designing (and defending) growing settlements and communities. The...
News Rescue All SpongeBob's Bikini Bottom Buddies in The Cosmic Shake's Latest Trailer
Quietly on the approach at the end of January is SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, a brand new adventure for the sponge and all his pals. It follows on from the success of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated, telling an original tale about the undersea critters. In the latest trailer, we get a taste of...
News SpongeBob: The Cosmic Shake Shows You Who's Boss in New Gameplay Trailer
Avoid expanding circles
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is actually very close to release. The PS4 platformer launches on 31st January 2023, so there's just a few weeks until we float to the bottom of the sea for some colourful fun. In this latest trailer, publisher THQ Nordic presents us some of the game's boss fights. It looks like we'll...
News SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake Gets Ready for Release on PS4 in January
I don't need it
Are ya ready, kids? You'd better be, because SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is just around the corner. Publisher THQ Nordic has announced the release date of this PS4 platformer, and it's closer than we were expecting. You can take a trip to Bikini Bottom on 31st January, 2023. To recap, the game is being developed by...
Review Biomutant (PS4) - The Classic Case of What Could Have Been
Republished on Wednesday 30th November 2022: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of December's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Biomutant could have released a decade ago and it wouldn't have looked out of place. By stimulating the open world formula of old with new takes on the...
News AEW: Fight Forever Is Channelling PS2, PS1 Era Wrestling Energy
There’s a nostalgia for old wrestling games these days. Specifically, the title we see most fans mention is WWF: No Mercy on the N64 – who didn’t own that one in the noughties? – but also the likes of WWF: SmackDown for PS1 are considered legendary today. Japanese developer Yuke’s, fresh from being kicked off the WWE 2K...
News SpongeBob: The Cosmic Shake Clip Shows Fully Voiced Cutscene in Multiple Languages
THQ Nordic has released a new video for its upcoming platformer, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake. Developed by Purple Lamp, the studio behind the successful Battle for Bikini Bottom remake, it's already looking like a promising adventure. It's an interesting clip, as it highlights a couple of things that'll make fans happy...
News Destroy All Humans! Standalone DLC Clone Carnage Is Now Free to Play, Except on PS4
But it isn't likely to break the bank
Destroy All Humans! multiplayer spin-off Clone Carnage has gone free to play on Xbox One and PC, basically everywhere except PS4, where the title will bizarrely set you back the princely sum of $0.02 / £0.20 / €0.25. Originally released on 31st May for $12.99 / €12.99 / £9.99, that's still a pretty...
News Give Crypto a Try with Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed Demo on PS5
THQ Nordic has just announced a demo for Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed, the modern remake of the cult hit PS2 title. Live right now on PS Store, you can download the demo and take the game for a spin before you buy. If you're unaware of this series, you play as a small alien named Crypto, who invades planet Earth in the swinging 60s. It's...
News Choose Your Ground Carefully in Strategy RPG The Valiant
Positioning is everything
Strategy RPG The Valiant is set to deploy for battle on PS5 and PS4 on 19th October, and we got a new trailer looking at the many locales this particular tale of vengeance will take us to. From the snowy mountain peaks of the Alps to the burning deserts of the Holy Land, and the lush grasslands of Southern Germany, The...
News Native PS5 Version of Biomutant Evolves 4K 60fps Capabilities, Free Upgrade for PS4 Owners
The missing link
The native PS5 version of Biomutant is set to release today, 6th September, and we got a trailer showing off some gameplay at 4K 60fps. If you own the PS4 version of the game, you can upgrade for free, and if you are still on the fence, a two-hour trial of the game is available for PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers. The PS5...
Review Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed (PS5) - We're Just Remaking Anything Now
Close Encounters of the Turd Kind
At some point during the billion hour long campaign for Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed — a remake of 2006's Destroy All Humans! 2 for PS2 — we began to wonder where it had all gone wrong. There we were, running around as a little alien shooting innocent passers-by with a gun that reduces them to skeletons and...
News SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake Looks Like F.U.N. in New Gameplay
Plus: Mr. Krabs has proper voice
Following the warm reception to SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated, developer Purple Lamp Studios was given the go-ahead to make its own original game. Named SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, this pseudo-sequel to that fan favourite platformer is shaping up rather well in IGN's...
News Strategy RPG The Valiant Gets a Grimdark New Gameplay Trailer
Back off, knaves!
The Valiant is a real-time strategy game set during the turbulent days of the Fifth Crusade, in which you command a group of former crusaders hell-bent on recapturing a renegade knight, a journey that will take them across the known world. While it doesn't as yet have a firm release date, The Valiant is "Coming Soon" to both PS5...
News New South Park Game Teased by THQ Nordic
Confirmed in development
A new South Park game has been teased by THQ Nordic. Following the end of its digital showcase — which contained the likes of Alone in the Dark and AEW: Fight Forever — the publisher showed a logo of South Park Digital Studios and confirmed it to be a new game in development. We've embedded the tease above. Absolutely...
News Glide on a Pizza Box in SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake
Latest trailer is an utter joy
You know when you can just tell a game is going to be a ton of fun? This all-new SpongeBob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake trailer is exactly that. The 3D platformer was showcased during THQ Nordic's big livestream, and new footage reveals new levels, animals to ride, fun platforming, and that classic SpongeBob humour...
News AEW: Fight Forever Offers an Exciting Alternative to WWE
We've got some RAW footage
The AEW and WWE brands of wrestling couldn't be further apart from one another when it comes to fan opinion, and the former will be hoping that remains the same as AEW: Fight Forever is properly debuted. Despite a better-than-expected entry in last year's WWE 2K22, fans will hope the All Elite Wrestling video game...
News Burnout and Trackmania Collide in Wreckreation, a Racer You Build as You Drive
Three Fields Entertainment returns
We've been wondering what happened to Three Fields Entertainment. The indie studio, founded by ex-Criterion staffers from the Burnout days, released a handful of titles on PS4, but none quite captured the same energy as that beloved arcade racing series. After going dark for what feels like years, the studio has...
News Outcast 2: A New Beginning Brings Cutter Slade Back with New Trailer
Coming to PS5 "soon"
Outcast is one of those cult-classic games a relatively small number of people love, but you never really hear about. A pioneer of open world design back in the late 90s, it was critically acclaimed at the time, and more than 20 years later, we're now getting a sequel. Outcast 2: A New Beginning was announced almost a year ago,...
News Gothic PS5 Remake Invites You Back to the Old Mine in New Trailer
No release date yet
A new trailer for the PS5 remake of Gothic was revealed during the THQ Nordic Digital Showcase today, giving us our first glimpse of the game since its announcement in early 2020. This latest look doesn't pull back the curtain too much, but it does send out invites to take a look at the Old Mine in all its current-gen glory. We...
News Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed Looks Like Chaotic Blisk in New Trailer
Little Crypto just woke up
Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed is set to land on PS5 in just a couple of weeks, so THQ Nordic has prepared us a new gameplay trailer. There's not a whole lot to talk about here — the game, a remake of the original PS2 sequel, is looking like lots of madcap fun. We're introduced to the Blisk, an enemy race of aliens that...
News Alone in the Dark's PS5 Reimagining Is a Real Resident Evil Rival
Written by SOMA and Amnesia scribe
While the original Resident Evil ultimately popularised survival horror on PS1, it wouldn’t exist without Infogrames’ scrappy Alone in the Dark. The game – first released in 1992, and later ported to consoles like the 3DO – was a remarkable feat: it depicted a pre-rendered 3D environment, where you had to...
Live Watch the THQ Nordic Showcase 2022 Livestream Right Here
AEW Wrestling! Sponge Bob! Alone in the Dark?
Looking to watch the THQ Nordic Showcase 2022 livestream? Well, a few things may or may not have leaked, but you’ll need to wait and see if they’re legit. We’re hosting the broadcast right here with live chat, so pull up a pew and tune in with the Push Square community. The show will get underway...
Rumour Reliable Leaker Teases the Return of Alone in the Dark
The Snitch, a leaker that has proven to be very reliable over the last few months, has another teaser for us. Their latest hint at what's to come is a quote that, through some cursory googling, can be directly linked to Alone in the Dark: The line, "Being afraid of the dark is what keeps most of us alive," is directly lifted from...
News AEW: Fight Forever Brings the Smackdown on PS5, PS4
AEW comes to console for the first time
AEW: Fight Forever is the first official All Elite Wrestling console video game, and it's currently in development at studio Yuke's. While no release date has been announced, and only a short teaser trailer was shown, AEW: Fight Forever is confirmed to be coming to both PS5 and PS4. AEW is considered the...
News Officially Licensed Steyr Arms Rifles Are Coming to Way of the Hunter
Accept no immitations
Way of the Hunter aims to provide an authentic hunting experience. One of the methods developer Nine Rocks Games has adopted to achieve that end is to partner with real-world companies and feature officially licensed weapons. In the latest trailer for the game, we see an array of rifles produced by Steyr Arms, a firearms...
News Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed Bares Its Arsenal in Latest Trailer
Alien weaponry on full display
THQ Nordic is lining up Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed next month, a remake of the groovy sci-fi sandbox that first landed on PS2 in 2006. Launching on PS5 on 30th August, it brings Crypto back to Earth in the 1960s for more human-frying fun, and it shows off all the ways you can achieve that in this new trailer. Yes,...
News Meet Your Brother Knights in This New Trailer for Strategy RPG The Valiant
The Valiant is an upcoming squad-based strategy RPG set during the Crusades of the Middle Ages, we've seen some gameplay for the title before, and it looks promising. Today we got a new trailer introducing the loyal companions who will aid protagonist Theodric in battle. Each will lead a squad of soldiers, with unique abilities,...
News Biomutant PS5 Version Confirmed for 6th September
Free upgrade for PS4 owners
Following its discovery on the PS Store backend, THQ Nordic has confirmed a PS5 version of Biomutant is on the way, scheduled to release on 6th September 2022. It'll be a free PS4 to PS5 upgrade for those who al
News Destroy All Humans! 2 Remake Brings Back Couch Co-Op
Two aliens tango
Games with support for local split-screen co-op are few and far between nowadays, so Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed has to go on the wishlists of anyone actively seeking out the feature. The PS5 remake's latest trailer reveals what the co-op experience will be like for two friends sat on the couch, which you can catch above. The TV...
News Explore the Vastness of the Pacific Northwest in Way of the Hunter, Coming to PS5 on 16th August
The thrill of the hunt
Way of the Hunter is an authentic hunting game that takes place in massive open areas across both Europe and the USA, and it's releasing on PS5 on 16 August. We got a look at the Pacific Northwest in a trailer showing off the many types of animals that inhabit the area. Featuring realistic weaponry, diverse ecosystems, and...
Mini Review MX vs. ATV Legends (PS5) – Scrap Metal
Legends never die, until they do
Since the end of the seventh console generation, the MX vs. ATV series has been foundering. Both of the titles to hit the PS4 were generally maligned, and things aren’t looking much better on the PS5. The main part of the game – races with dirt bikes, ATVs, and UTVs – functions as both a blessing and a curse...
News MX vs. ATV Legends Brings Big AA Energy with Latest PS5, PS4 Trailer
We hear a lot of talk about games that are AAA, AA, etc. depending mainly on their development budgets. The terms themselves are kind of whatever — where a game falls on that spectrum doesn't really matter — but we'll be damned if MX vs. ATV Legends doesn't look like the most AA game in the world. We don't necessarily mean that as a...
News Pricey Destroy All Humans 2 Collectors Edition Includes a Two-Foot Tall Crypto Statue
Say hi to the Second Coming Edition
Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed is bringing back the cult-hit PS2 action game in real style. The PS5 sequel to the Destroy All Humans remake launches this August, and a Clone Carnage is a standalone multiplayer game marking the occasion too. The game is looking pretty promising, and for fans who really want to make...
Rumour Biomutant PS5 Version Discovered on PS Store Backend
THQ Nordic released Biomutant last year after a very prolonged development, and it had a mixed reception to say the least. Its intriguing open world filled with oddball characters and interesting combat resonated with some, but it's fair to say the game didn't quite stick the landing. Some visual glitches and hitches didn't help...
News The Destroy All Humans! 2 Remake Reprobes PS5 This August
Pre-orders available now
Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed will represent some late summer fun as THQ Nordic confirms the PS5 remake arrives on 30th August 2022. A new trailer has been released with gameplay and cutscenes to mark the announcement, which also reveals pricing: £34.99/$39.99 for the standard edition and £44.99/$54.99 for the Dressed to...
News Xbox Store Leaks Destroy All Humans: Clone Carnage, Standalone Multiplayer DLC
Whoopsie-daisy! It appears that an upcoming announcement might have been inadvertently leaked ahead of time. Something called Destroy All Humans: Clone Carnage has appeared on the Xbox Store, as spotted on ResetEra. Back in 2020, THQ Nordic published a remake of the original Destroy All Humans, and
News Historical Strategy RPG The Valiant Marches to PS5, PS4
The Valiant is a historically-based strategy RPG that's just been announced for both PS5 and PS4. It doesn't have a release window yet — "coming soon", apparently — but it does sound like a promising project. It's a story-driven adventure with a focus on real-time combat set in 13th Century Europe and the Middle East. You play as a...
News Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Find out on PS5, PS4
TV show tie-in coming this year
Game show spin-offs have historically been pretty popular on consoles in the past, and they’re enjoying something of a renaissance right now, with the likes of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy already available on the PS Store. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? is the next TV show to get a digital remake, and judging...
News The First Summer Gaming Showcase Has Been Announced
THQ Nordic takes the stage
Publisher THQ Nordic is asking everyone to "save the date" of 12th August 2022 as it becomes the first in a likely long list of companies to announce a gaming showcase for the coming summer months. A press release notes we should expect "several, brand new games" to be revealed in new genres, covering both original IP and...
News SpongeBob Remaster Already Free to Download Through PS Plus
Available now from EU PS Store
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated is available to redeem and download for completely free as part of PlayStation Plus a whole four days early on the PS Store. Originally announced to be hitting the service next Tuesday on 5th April 2022, Sony's digital marketplace is letting users grab the PS4...
Review SpongeBob Rehydrated - Battle for Bikini Bottom Remake Is Rough and Ready Fun
Doing the Sponge
Republished on Wednesday 30th March 2022: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of April 2022's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Say what you like about SpongeBob SquarePants, but there's a reason it's still one of Nickelodeon's most popular shows. The cartoon starring a...
News MX vs. ATV Legends Takes You Out on the Trails with May Release Date
Check out the new trailer
We've not heard anything about MX vs. ATV Legends for a good while — not since its announcement last year, in fact. You've got to love these rough and ready racers, and Legends is looking like another plucky contender. With the above new trailer, we have two announcements: Trails mode, and a release date. Trails mode...
News Open World RPG Elex 2 Promises Improved Combat in This New Trailer
Elex II, eh? The sequel to 2017's incredibly rough but somewhat fun Elex is set to release on the 1st March — and it's promising a better combat system, as you can see in this new trailer. Indeed, combat was one of the original Elex's biggest issues — an often janky mess that simply didn't feel good to play around with. Admittedly,...
News Wreckfest Will Keep You Warm on PS5, PS4 This Winter with New Events
Destructive racer Wreckfest is showing no signs of wear and tear several years after its release, with ongoing support from developer Bugbear adding new events to the title as part of a new winter tournament. This sees the return of the snowball launcher which some of you may recall from last year, while many tracks have been given a dusting of...
Mini Review Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning - Fatesworn (PS4) - A Safe Expansion to a Decade-Old Game
You've got to have fate
Just like the game's fateless protagonist, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning - Fatesworn exists against all odds. This is a brand new expansion to a game that first released ten years ago, from the same development team that brought us the remastered Re-Reckoning in 2020. It's an incredibly strange scenario, but hardcore...
News Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning's Fatesworn Expansion Releases This Month
It must be fate
When Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning was first announced, publisher THQ Nordic also confirmed that the action RPG would be getting a brand new expansion down the line. It's now been over a year since Re-Reckoning hit PlayStation 4, and honestly, we were expecting the promised expansion, Fatesworn, to be a 2022 deal. But no, it's...
News RPG ELEX II Dated for 1st March 2022 on PS5, PS4
Collector's Edition detailed
Piranha Bytes has announced the sequel to its ambitious but janky 2017 RPG ELEX will launch on PlayStation 5 and PS4 on 1st March 2022. To mark the occasion, the studio has shared a look at the Collector's Edition, which will set you back a cool £139.99/$149.99. At least this one actually includes a copy of the game,...
Review Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning - Rough Remaster Is Still Fun to Play
Republished on Wednesday, 28th October, 2021: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of November 2021's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. As regular Push Square readers may already know, we decided to hold off on our Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning review back when the...