Sega's Project Judge gets a new name and a Western release date

Sega has confirmed that Project Judge, the next game from Yakuza developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, is coming to Western territories in 2019 rebranded as ‘Judgment’.”Judgment (formerly Project Judge / Judge Eyes) is headed to the West in summer 2019!” says a tweet from the official Sega account. “Step into…

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season's episode 3 release date confirmed

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s company, Skybound Games, has confirmed that the next instalment of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season will release on all platforms on 15th January, 2019.Skybound picked up the rights to complete The Walking Dead: The Final Season after Telltale Games laid off the vast majority of its staff at the end of September. Despite assertions that it was retaining a skeleton team to keep some production going, they too were reportedly laid off just a few days later.”We’re extremely thankful to the team working on this game to make sure the season is…

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season's episode 3 release date confirmed

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s company, Skybound Games, has confirmed that the next instalment of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season will release on all platforms on 15th January, 2019.Skybound picked up the rights to complete The Walking Dead: The Final Season after Telltale Games laid off the…

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Here's when we'll get to play Anthem's upcoming open and 'VIP' demos

Electronic Arts has announced two upcoming demos for BioWare’s ambitious sci-fi shooter, Anthem.An open beta, available to all, will run on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One from 1st – 3rd February, 2019.If you’re keen to get in on the action a little earlier, though, a separate “VIP” demo will…

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Here's when we'll get to play Anthem's upcoming open and 'VIP' demos

Electronic Arts has announced two upcoming demos for BioWare’s ambitious sci-fi shooter, Anthem.An open beta, available to all, will run on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One from 1st – 3rd February, 2019.If you’re keen to get in on the action a little earlier, though, a separate “VIP” demo will be available from 25th – 27th January, 2019, for pre-orderers, EA Access subscribers, and Origin Access subscribers. Alternatively, you can sign up for the Anthem newsletter for a chance to secure a VIP code, too. Early adopters will also get an “exclusive” VIP Demo item to “show you were one…

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Review: The First Tree – A Deep and Meaningful Journey

The fox and the profound.The First Tree effortlessly intertwines fluid gameplay, silky visuals, and two heart-breaking stories. The game opens on a snowy mountain peak where a fox awakens to find her cubs that have vanished. At the same time, a troubled man awakens and begins to tell his partner…

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Falcon Age Is the Only Game Where You Can Fist Bump Birds *

* We think.This was a nice surprise during the Kinda Funny Games Showcase 2018: Falcon Age is an adventure game where you raise your very own bird. Playable on the PlayStation 4 with optional PlayStation VR support, the release sees you control a character called Ara, as you attempt to…

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Mini-Mech Mayhem Stages a Table Top War on PSVR

Mech it a night to remember.Velocity 2X developer FuturLab’s finally revealed its next project: a deeply social, comedic tabletop combat title for PlayStation VR named Mini-Mech Mayhem. The game – which can be enjoyed with up to four people online – sees you commandeering miniature robots in a highly customisable…

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Lapis x Labyrinth Brings Cute, Colourful RPG Action to PS4

Danganronpa Trilogy also confirmed.Here’s a game that we’ll never write about again: Lapis x Labyrinth is coming to Western territories, courtesy of NIS America. The whimsical PlayStation 4 action RPG couldn’t look more Japanese if it put vending machine underwear on its head and started screaming kawaii, but we’re sure…

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Here's a good look at FuturLab's PSVR exclusive, Mini-Mech Mayhem

Velocity developer FuturLab has shown off its next game, a PlayStation VR exclusive called Mini-Mech Mayhem, during the Kinda Funny Games showcase event.The tabletop strategy game, which is due out during the first quarter of 2019, is designed for up to four players to battle online. You team up with…

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The Walking Dead Final Season Continues with Episode 3 in January 2019

Broken Toys.The final season of The Walking Dead has been in trouble since the dramatic shutdown of Telltale Games earlier in the year. Fortunately, the rest of the episodes will be released, as many of the original developers have joined forces with Skybound Games to finish off the season.Following the…

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Yakuza Studio's Judge Eyes Renamed Judgment

The jury reaches a verdict in Summer 2019.Yakuza Studio’s upcoming Kamurocho-set crime drama Judge Eyes – now officially named Judgment in the West – will release Summer 2019 on the PlayStation 4. But there’s more: the title will feature English voice acting. Greg Chun will play protagonist Issei Hoshino, and…

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Mortal Kombat X, PES 2019, Hellblade and more hit Xbox Game Pass in December

Microsoft has announced more games coming to Xbox Game Pass in December.Out now is Mortal Kombat X (a well-timed addition in the context of NetherRealm’s recent announcement of Mortal Kombat 11). On 13th December Konami’s PES 2019 hits Xbox Game Pass. And then, on 17th December, Ninja Theory’s Hellblade launches on Game Pass.Also hitting the subscription service are first-person melee combat game Shadow Warrior 2 and enchanting adventure Ori and the Blind Forest, both on 20th December. Spintires Mudrunner goes live 13th December.Read more…

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Fortnite players are recreating Call of Duty maps

In the early hours of Friday morning, Epic replaced Fortnite’s Risky Reels with The Block, an area that houses a creation made by a player in the new Creative mode. As you’d expect, players are getting stuck in and building their owns play spaces – and an early favourite is…

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Street Fighter 5 in-game ads spark vociferous debate

In-game advertisements hit Street Fighter 5 next week, Capcom has announced.This sponsored content, as Capcom calls it, arrives on 11th December. It’ll be displayed in several locations in-game “to remind you about costumes, bundles and the Capcom Pro Tour,” Capcom said in a blog post.You can turn the in-game ads…

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Big Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 update sounds promising

Treyarch has revealed a big update coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – and it sounds pretty promising.Operation Absolute Zero launches next week on PlayStation 4 (other platforms will get it later), and it makes a raft of key changes to the game.As outlined on Treyarch’s blog, the…

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VR and the act of seeing

My uncle is blind. I don’t think he sees nothing at all, though. I don’t think that’s how blindness necessarily works. I think he sees lights and shapes but not too much that he can really make practical use of. I gather, and mine is a very limited understanding, that…

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Review: Just Deal With It! – A Party Game without the Excitement

Bad hand.A theme in our reviews of the recent wave of PlayLink games has been whether a game is necessary. When PlayLink was revealed last year, it felt like something new: That’s You couldn’t have been made without smartphones, while other titles like Hidden Agenda at least attempted something interesting.Fast-forward…

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Shawn Layden on Sony's Silence: See You in the New Year

What’s the company cooking?PlayStation chief Shawn Layden briefly appeared during The Game Awards 2018 last night to open the show alongside Nintendo boss Reggie Fils-Aime and Xbox overlord Phil Spencer – but while the latter two appeared later in the stream to chat about their respective platforms, Layden stayed out…

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Round Up: All of the Announcements from The Game Awards 2018

Every major reveal from Geoff Keighley’s big night.The Game Awards 2018 delivered another slick stage show, packed to the figurative brim with new software, speeches, and some cleverly disguised commercials. There were some meaningful reveals during the event’s epic 3.5 hour running-time, and we’ve rounded up all of the important…

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