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Feb
27
Posted by Mark at 15:08
Rayark Games' beautiful-looking VOEZ is making the jump from mobile to the extremely mobile-like Nintendo Switch.

Making the announcement via a trailer, the game is going to come out at launch, seemingly only on download.

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The game, which started on mobile, is a music game which features the standard tapping of inputs in time with the music, although what VOEZ-which we believe is pronounced 'Voice'- does differently is move the inputs about too, as if the beatmap itself was dancing.

The touch-based gameplay, of course, means that the game can only be played in mobile mode- a shame as it would probably look quite good on a big TV.

The game's plot follows a handful of teenagers as they start a band- the VOEZ of the title- and go about their usual anime slice-of-life malarkey, managing to clock up over 100 songs along the way, in reality from a range of independent musicians from around Asia.

The mobile version took the format's standard microtransaction-driven business model, but the trailer features a pricepoint of 2,500 Yen, suggesting that with any luck all the free-to-play bullshit might get lost in transit.

There's not been much in the way of confirmation this is going to leave Japan, but the mobile version seems to be in English, so a localization shouldn't be too hard.
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Feb
23
Posted by Ben at 02:05
Yep, Dragon Quest Heroes 2 has been dated for Europe, with the bonus news of an official Steam confirmation

Due to arrive on Playstation 4 on 28th April, Dragon Quest Heroes 2 will hit Steam a few days earlier (the US release date if I had to guess) on 25th April.

The first game was... alright, it started well enough, and maybe if I'd carried on playing it at that point I'd have a more positive feeling towards it, but returning to it the game felt a bit of a trudge. It's generally considered that Dragon Quest Heroes 2 is the better game, so it might be one to keep an eye out for

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Feb
21
Posted by Ben at 15:44
Falcom classic Ys Origin is out now for the PS4. It's been out a while on other platforms (Steam, Vita), and perhaps that's why Ys Origin is launching a little cheaper than you might expect, but it's available today on PS4 with a free theme if you buy it off the store until 5th March

Priced at 15.99 Ys Origin is regarded as one of the better Ys games, and it might yet your appetite for the sequel coming later this year (more on that later)

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Feb
21
Posted by Ben at 15:13
Probably the last time we'll post about Trulon: The Shadow Engine, but ahead of its imminent Xbox One launch, publisher Headup games have announced that the game is available for preorder with a 20% discount

I've mentioned before that I quite liked Trulon: The Shadow Engine when I played it on PC, so you could do worse, with the usual price being 15.99 ($19.99), and the reduced price at (a guess because it's not up on the UK store yet) 12.79.

Trulon: The Shadow Engine release on Xbox One this week, on the 24th February, and there's a trailer below

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Feb
17
Posted by Ben at 02:08
In an email sent out to Kickstarter backers, which seems like an opportune moment to mention that I was one, developers Chilled Mouse and Ste Curran have revealed that Chime Sharp will be coming to consoles very soon

The PS4 version of Chime Sharp is set to release on 21st February, with the Xbox One version a few days later on the 24th February

We never reviewed Chime Sharp, because ethically, reviewing something you cared enough for to back is not the most sensible thing, but it's a good game, certainly worth a look if you like music games
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Feb
15
Posted by Ben at 16:08
We've reviewed a few Astro Port releases over the years. They specialise in bringing Japanese doujin shoot em ups to the west, and Zengeki Warp is no different

I can't say I know much about Zengeki Warp but we'll be taking a look at it over the weekend. Zengeki Warp is pretty cheap, 4.79 (5.99), and I've invariably had a good time with the Astro Port games. There's a trailer below, plus a few screen shots

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Feb
14
Posted by Ben at 16:53
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition has been out on the PS4 for a while now, and obviously the 'original' version has been out on PC for years. Well, if you bought the Steam version already and fancy replaying a tarted up version of Dear Esther then check your Steam library as you should have the Dear Esther: Landmark Edition added to it

you can also buy Dear Esther: Landmark Edition from the likes of GoG and Steam for 7.99. and if you're very lucky, you can also pick up one of the limited edition Limited Run region free physical edition.

Oh, and there's a free dynamic theme for the PS4 too
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Feb
14
Posted by Ben at 02:27
I don't think there's much I can say about Torment: Tides of Numenera, I can say we'll be covering the game more fully once it's released at the end of the month, and it's a very much, in the tradition of its predecessor, a story driven game.

As such there's a story trailer released from Techland and InExile, all set for when Torment: Tides of Numenera releases for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on the 28th February

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Feb
10
Posted by Mark at 17:42
Almost a year to the day since closing for relocation, it has been announced that the Heart Of Gaming is to re-open in its new location in Croydon on the 4th of March.


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Feb
10
Posted by Ben at 02:11
I reviewed Trulon: The Shadow Engine last year, I enjoyed it. It's a bit sedate and it doesn't quite go as deep as I would have liked, but it's a fun game.

If you missed the PC release or even the smartphone versions, then it might be worth taking a look at the upcoming Xbox One version

Trulon: The Shadow Engine is coming to Xbox One on February 24th. We did a gameplay video way back when, it's posted below

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