22nd Sep2017

PQube announce US/EU release of ‘GalGun 2′

by Phil Wheat

In 2016, GalGun: Double Peace changed the world forever. There was moe as far as the eye could see, as gamers were shooting their love everywhere, but then, the stark coldness of reality set in. Real life is not kawaii enough, they lamented. I want to go back to the Doki-Doki zone, they said. Well, […]

21st Sep2017

PQube announce release of ‘Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition’

by Kat Wheat

PQube have announced that they will be releasing the Ultimate Edition of WayForward’s critically acclaimed action-platformer, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, in Europe on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in 2018. The Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition includes the original game along with The Pirate Queen’s Quest, and the upcoming Friends Mode and Costumes Mode DLC; and featuring […]

21st Sep2017

Launch trailer for ‘Project CARS 2′

by Phil Wheat

Project CARS 2 powers its way onto the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC for the much-anticipated worldwide release of gamescom 2017’s “Best Simulation Game”. The second installment in the critically-acclaimed Project CARS motorsport franchise developed by Slightly Mad Studios, takes the franchise and its fans into a blistering new era of motorsport racing simulation. […]

19th Sep2017

‘Baja: Edge of Control HD’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

A remastered version of the original off-road racer from 2008 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Baja: Edge of Control HD once again gives players the opportunity to race a myriad of off-raod vehicles around the globe on 100 tracks, nine open worlds and 1000 miles of drive-to-horizon landscape… I’ll admit, as someone who counts […]

15th Sep2017

‘Last Day of June’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

I don’t often start a review with a spoiler warning, but this time I feel I should. If you’ve not played Last Day of June, it is best to play it through before reading a review. If you are willing to have minor spoilers that will inevitably leak through, then you have been warned. Suffice […]

13th Sep2017

‘Okami HD’ coming in December

by Phil Wheat

The much loved and highly acclaimed BAFTA award-winning visual masterpiece Okami HD will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both physically and digitally and as a digital download for Windows PC on December 12th 2017, priced at MSRP $19.99. The original game, released to critical and consumer acclaim in 2006, was hailed as […]

12th Sep2017

‘Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth’ Review (PS4)

by Matthew Smail

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (just Mask of Truth from here on in) is the rapid fire sequel to Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception, which was released earlier this year. The original Utawarerumono was first released in 2004, but only came out in Japan, although a 26-part anime series and some other assets did make it west. For whatever reason, developer Aquaplus […]

07th Sep2017

Fourth & final ‘WWE 2K18′ roster reveal

by Phil Wheat

The fourth and final installment of the WWE 2K18 official roster reveal is here and features 47 additional WWE Superstars announced for inclusion in the forthcoming franchise’s worldwide release. The installment brings the following WWE Superstars to WWE 2K18’s extensive roster: Aiden English, Alicia Fox, Batista, Big E, Billie Kay, Bo Dallas, Booker T, Charlotte […]

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04th Sep2017

‘Observer’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

When you think of Rutger Hauer, one of the first movies that springs to your mind is of course Blade Runner. This is probably one reason that he was picked to be the lead role in Observer. The first thing you notice in the game is that the game also feels very much like Blade […]

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02nd Sep2017

‘Dead Rising 4′ making its way to PS4

by Phil Wheat

Capcom have announced that a super-sized serving of Dead Rising 4 will be making its way for the first time to PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe beginning on December 5th 2017. Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package is a special delivery that will let players unwrap the Dead Rising 4 main game, in […]

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01st Sep2017

More wrestlers revealed for ‘WWE 2K18′

by Phil Wheat

The latest installment of the WWE 2K18 official roster reveal is here and features 43 additional WWE Superstars announced for inclusion in the forthcoming franchise’s worldwide release, including: Akam, Alexa Bliss, Apollo Crews, Asuka, Big Cass, Carmella, Cedric Alexander, Chad Gable, Chris Jericho, Dana Brooke, Dash Wilder, Finn Bálor, Jason Jordan, Jimmy Garvin, Johnny Gargano, […]

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31st Aug2017

‘Yakuza Kiwami’ Review (PS4)

by Matthew Smail

For fans of the Yakuza series, things have been rather rosey lately. In Yakuza Zero (launched earlier this year) the series finally brought together complex fighting, interesting plot, visual appeal and lasting challenge in a package that appealed to gamers the world over. Enter Yakuza Kiwami, which clearly intends to build upon the success of […]

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29th Aug2017

‘Rabi-Ribi’ Review (PS4)

by Matthew Smail

In Rabi-Ribi, players control Erina, a so-called “Bunny Girl” who begins the game trapped inside a cardboard box, having been transformed from an actual bunny into her current, humanoid form. It’s a weird intro, and the very basic pixel art of the main game juxtaposes with the finely drawn, anime-style stills of Erina kneeling in […]

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22nd Aug2017

‘White Day: A Labyrinth Named School’ Review (PS4)

by Matthew Smail

As far as walking simulators go, White Day: A Labyrinth Named School easily ranks among the scariest that I’ve ever played, and believe it or not, it’s actually one of the oldest. You see the 2017 PS4 version of White Day is actually a remake – a remake of a remake in fact. The original game was launched in […]

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21st Aug2017

‘Agents of Mayhem’ Review (PS4)

by Matthew Smail

Agents of Mayhem is the latest outing from Volition Studios, the creators of the much loved Saints Row series of games. Oddly, whilst it’s set in the same world and features interlinking characters, Agents of Mayhem works hard to distance itself from the Saints games in structure and gameplay. As an example, it features a […]

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21st Aug2017

‘Raiden V: Director’s Cut’ coming to PS4

by Phil Wheat

PQube have announced that the latest instalment in the legendary shoot ‘em up series, Raiden V: Director’s Cut, will debut on PlayStation 4 in Europe on October 6th 2017. The Raiden series is one of the original trailblazers in the arcade shoot ‘em up genre, with a rich 27-year history of high intensity bullet-dodging action. […]

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18th Aug2017

New ‘Monster Hunter: World’ video showcases new location

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of GamesCom, Capcom have released a brand new video that showcases some of the action players look forward to seeing in Monster Hunter: World as well as taking a first look at a brand new location, Wildspire Waste. A massive, dry expanse with swamplands, this particular area of the New World sees creatures who […]

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17th Aug2017

Digital Shorts: ‘Sine Mora EX’ Review (PS4)

by Matthew Smail

In DIGITAL SHORTS we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition we take a look at Sine Mora EX, the extended version of the critically acclaimed original shmup. First released in 2012 on the previous generation of […]

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17th Aug2017

‘WWE 2K18′ roster reveal & Gallows/Anderson Entrance video!

by Phil Wheat

In the first installment of the WE 2K18 Official Roster Reveal, 46 WWE Superstars have been announced for inclusion in the forthcoming franchise’s worldwide release. WWE’s Renee Young and WWE Raw commentator Corey Graves, with the help of WWE Superstar Goldust, teamed up to reveal the first group of Superstars confirmed to appear in WWE […]

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16th Aug2017

THQ Nordic announce ‘Black Mirror’ reboot

by Phil Wheat

THQ Nordic have revealed their new project: Black Mirror, a Gothic horror adventure due for release on 28th November 2017. The game will be developed by the Bremen studio KING Art Games, known for The Book of Unwritten Tales, The Dwarves and The Raven, and will be available on PC/Mac/Linux, PS4 and Xbox One. The […]

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14th Aug2017

‘Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

Witness life in a Castle Town as it grows from quiet and peaceful to bustling and prosperous. Reside during missions and prepare for the next battle or talk to the officers and townspeople to gain a deeper insight into their daily lives. The fear of war and the celebration of victory both have their own […]

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03rd Aug2017

2nd ‘Cat Quest’ dev diary discusses designing this “tail”

by Phil Wheat

PQube and The Gentlebros are pawtnering up to release the adorable indie adventure game, Cat Quest for Steam on August 8th and on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Q4, 2017. Cat Quest is a 2D action-RPG that tasks you to save the world of Felingard using a wide variety of equipment, powerful spells and […]

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