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SoundShapes vet back for PS4/Vita/PC ryhthm defense Loud on Planet X


Tegan and Sara and Metric!
May 05
A bunch of Canadian hepcats, including talent from the lovely SoundShapes, have teamed with a bunch of indie bands (one of 'ems called "Fucked Up"!) for a Plants vs. Zombies tinged rhythm game, Loud on Planet X. It's already... read
Guacamelee

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a few of the craziest references in Guacamelee


You might recognize a certain green robot
May 05
What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than remembering Guacamelee, one of my favorite platformers in recent memory. Alongside of solid Metroidvania action, DrinkBox Studios created a memorable world that will stay with y... read
Kodoku

PS4, Vita horror game Kodoku still looks as creepy as ever


New trailer
May 05
Every time I see an update for Kodoku, I want to partially look away. Not because it looks bad, mind, it's just filled with incredibly creepy imagery. For months we've been looking at stills in a mostly visual novel-like sen... read
The difficulty sure ain't phony
I had been lulled into a false sense of security. I finished the tutorial and the first level of Cosmophony with a perfect rating in about 15 minutes. "Four more levels of this?" I thought. "Child's play." Cut to an hour and ... read feature

Yumi on Vita

Sayonara Umihara Kawase+ is a great Vita port that comes with the original SNES game


And a few more stages
May 04
Roughly a year ago, Yumi's Odd Odyssey, a localization of the latest game in the Umihara Kawase series, hit the 3DS. Like its predecessors it involved the simple premise of guiding a young girl across a series of pi... read
Deception IV

Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess confirmed for North America


In July as 'The Nightmare Princess'
Apr 30
Deception IV was an amazing return to form on the PS3 and Vita for the Deception series, and thankfully, the good times are rolling with the Another Princess expansion. It was originally announced for the PS3, ... read
Skullgirls

Skullgirls 2nd Encore bringing HOT 2D FIGHTING to PS4 and Vita


The gorilla fate is yearning!
Apr 30
I love Skullgirls. It’s probably the most fun I’ve had with a fighting game since Soul Calibur 2, and I fuckin’ love fighting games. Now Lab Zero and Autumn Games have announced some pretty major updates to ... read
Class of Heroes 3

The PSP is still alive and kicking with Class of Heroes 3


Back to school, back to school, to prove to dad...
Apr 29
The PlayStation Portable may be several centuries old at this point, but people are still making games for it -- or at least localizing stuff that came out in Japan several years ago. Such is the case with Class of Heroes 3, ... read
Hotline Miami 2 music

Download this free track off the Hotline Miami 2 OST


'The Way Home' by Magic Sword
Apr 29
I've stopped playing Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, but the soundtrack hasn't gone anywhere -- well, not all of it. I said I'd play the songs on repeat until I grew sick of them and, yep, that has mostly happened. But these t... read
sexy sexy sexy

Romance Frankenstein, Van Helsing in this Vita game


Talk about toxic relationships
Apr 29
Your skin is poisonous. It rots and/or melts anything you touch. You haven't seen your pops in two years and live alone in a derelict mansion near London. Then, one day, Royal Guards try to capture you for some reason, and ma... read
PS Plus for May

Yep, I'm digging May's PlayStation Plus lineup


Hohokum is my jam
Apr 29
Depending on who you ask, this game lineup is great. Or, you know, it completely sucks. Every month it's the same story for PlayStation Plus and Internet commenters. Here's what subscribers can download for free beginning Tue... read
Danganronpa

Western Danganronpa sales reach 200,000 for both games


Nice work, NIS
Apr 29
Good news Danganronpa fans -- NIS has announced that both Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair have sold over 200,000 units in North America. For a niche visual novel that's only available on the PS Vita, that's prett... read
PSN Sale

PSN Golden Week sale discounts all the Japanese games


Mother of God
Apr 28
Over in Japan, it's Golden Week, a national celebration spanning four holidays that doubles as the country's biggest travel and shopping season of the year. What does that mean for us? Sales! Yes, thanks to Sony, we can get i... read
It's not you, it's me
Falling in love with potential can be dangerous. A mistake people make far too often when forging new relationships is placing undue expectations on others. People grow and change, but it's impossible to know how or when that... read feature

Nuclear Throne

Nuclear Throne nets one million in revenue while in Early Access


Y.V. knows what's up
Apr 28
Nuclear Throne, the indie game where you run and gun as a colorful cast of mutant creatures in a radioactive wasteland, has reached one million dollars in revenue, Vlambeer's Rami Ismail announced yesterday. That's an impress... read
Man meat

I'm not happy with the Persona 4: Dancing All Night swimsuit DLC


You know better than this, Atlus
Apr 28
The first run of Persona 4: Dancing All Night in Japan will come with the "Woman’s Swimsuit Set." Not surprisingly, it is comprised of costumes for four of the rhythm game's characters; Chie, Yukiko, Rise, and Naoto. Th... read
Shovel Knight

Learn the real names of the enemies in Shovel Knight


Know your Blorbs from your Beetos
Apr 27
Clearing Super Mario World for the first time and discovering that the fiery, big-eyed dinosaurs who leap out of the lava are named Blargg was quite the revelation. Come again? Blargg? I can't remember what I called the enemy... read
ATLUS

Atlus censoring upcoming RPG for western audiences


Dungeon Travelers 2 avoids AO rating
Apr 24
While publishing our initial report on Dungeon Travelers 2, a PlayStation Vita role-playing game based on an erotic visual novel, I wondered what sort of concessions Atlus would have to make to localize such a game for wester... read
Persona 4: DAN

Naoto comes out of her shell in her Persona 4: Dancing All Night trailer


The detective prince of dance
Apr 24
Naoto's character trailer for Persona 4: Dancing All Night shows a sexier side of everyone's second favorite Persona 4 girl. The trailer shows off her new-found dancing skills, but more importantly it gives us anot... read
Cartoon violence
Animaniacs was all trios and duos (and one solo sexy rat thing) playing off each other for comedy and I couldn't help but think of the Buttons and Mindy skits while playing MonsterBag. Mindy would toddle off into harm's way, ... read feature

Shovel Knight

Get Shovel Knight on the PSN if you haven't already


Though it may not be worth a double-dip
Apr 22
Shovel Knight has arrived this week on the PSN, bringing Cross-Buy and Cross-Save promotions to the PS3, PS4, and Vita platforms. I had a chance to test out all three, and although the justification for buying it again is very slim, it's no doubt the best version yet. read
Progression spoilers
You've seen the teasers for Kratos' reveal for the PSN version of Shovel Knight -- no surprises there. But how you actually unlock him is another beast entirely, so beware of spoilers ahead for a rather cryptic meth... read feature

Japanese indie games!

Playism is localizing doujin games for PS4, Vita


Astebreed, Croixleur Sigma, and more coming west in 2015
Apr 21
Good news for fans of Japanese indie games: Playism is bringing its wares to consoles.  We've known this was happening for a while, but now it's official. The company has announced plans to localize a number of Japanese ... read
Elan Vita
I was real into OlliOlli 2 last month. Skate was a surprise, that I could actually still enjoy a skateboarding game in the post Pro Skater world and OlliOlli 2, Roll7's demade 2D skater, served as a second surprise. The emba... read feature

Persona 4: DAN

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's cast is dressed to impress in this new trailer


As expected, Nanako is freaking adorable
Apr 17
I know we're all waiting patiently for Persona 4: Dancing All Night's US release date, but a new trailer is almost as exciting. This second official trailer offers a look at some choice dance moves from different member... read
Pirate Warriors 3

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is the craziest One Piece game yet


Quad-character supers
Apr 17
Omega Force isn't always known for innovation, but occasionally, it'll surprise just about anyone. As the developer of countless Warriors subfranchises, this group knows a thing or two about beat-'em-ups, and the One Pie... read
PSN Flash sale

Feel like spending money? This PSN Flash Sale can help with that


112 games to drop cash on
Apr 17
Sony's kicked the weekend off a bit prematurely with one of its patented Flash sales. The "Flash" part doesn't means it'll be over quick though, because this one runs through Monday morning. Maybe it alludes to how suddenly i... read
Super Time Force

Super Time Force lands more PlayStation characters


Coming soon to PS4 and PS Vita with Cross-Buy
Apr 16
Be honest: if you were putting together an intergalactic team of time travelers to help save the universe and also destroy it a little bit, you'd enlist Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida. His Twitter game is tha... read
Sayonara Umihara Kawase

Sayonara Umihara Kawase+ hooks onto PS Vita next week


Original Umihara Kawase included!
Apr 15
The newly remastered version of Sayonara Umihara Kawase, the grappling hook platformer which originally launched on the 3DS two years ago, will be making its way onto PS Vita on April 21. The remaster will feature updated gr... read
Hotline Miami art

This Japanese Hotline Miami art is sick as hell


In the face of evil
Apr 15
Danganronpa maker Spike Chunsoft is publishing Hotline Miami: Collected Edition, a localized bundle of the original gorefest and its thumping sequel Wrong Number, in Japan this year. Ahead of its June 25 release for PS4 and PS Vita, here's the bundle's slick promo art and logo. You've earned a new fan today, @b0neface. [Via Shane Bettenhausen] read
Damn if it doesn't feel good to beat up Naruto as Goku
It doesn't take an otaku to see the appeal of J-Stars Victory Vs+. It features a host of famous anime characters, from Kenshin to Goku to Naruto. It's like the Marvel vs. Capcom of Shōnen Jump properties, a mag... read feature

Brandish Dark Revenant

XSEED just released this new PSP RPG in Europe


At long last!
Apr 15
Brandish: The Dark Revenant is out now across Europe, XSEED Games announced today. It's been more than half a decade since the classic role-playing game was originally remade on PlayStation Portable, but as I said in my revie... read






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