31 Galleries

A Wild PS4 Pro (and PlayStation VR) Appears at Sony’s Brand New Tokyo Showroom’s Grand Opening

Today marks a quite relevant day for Sony fans in Tokyo. After the closure of the manufacturer's main showroom at the historical Sony Building in the upscale Ginza district, the new one has been opened just a ...Read More

on September 24, 2016 5:28 AM
2 Previews

Creepy Castle Preview: Throwing it Back to the Game Boy Era

The biggest surprise, and one of my favorite games of PAX West, was a small PC game called Creepy Castle. Upon first glance it doesn't look like much. It has the pixel art graphics that have been ...Read More

on September 23, 2016 11:59 PM
0 Podcasts

ShockCast: Episode 19 – Japanese Games & Tokyo Game Show

Tokyo Game Show wrapped up last year, and somehow Giuseppe managed to stay alive during it. ...Read More

on September 23, 2016 3:51 PM
0 Featured

Dual Universe Preview: A True Social Space Simulation

Dual Universe is ambitious in that the entire game will be determined by the consensus of players. You see, in Dual Universe anyone, and by that I do truly mean anyone, can edit the landscape. From terraforming ...Read More

on September 23, 2016 2:52 PM
12 Reviews

Harmonia Review — Why Must I Cry?

Developer Key has gifted visual novel lovers 15 years of tear jerking and heart warming stories including Clannad, Rewrite, and Planetarian. Now, after a few delays, their newest visual novel Harmonia is available in the West on ...Read More

on September 23, 2016 2:43 PM
0 Reviews

Jazzpunk Director’s Cut Review — Absurdist Humor

Jazzpunk is a game that solely focuses on great style. From the bombastic use of music, the high gag-per-second speed, and its use of warped-reality visuals very easily transport the player into developer Necrophones' world. ...Read More

on September 23, 2016 2:11 PM
4 Previews

Gears of War 4 Horde Mode Preview: 10 Rounds of Survival-Action

Gears of War 4's horde mode leans heavily on iteration over innovation, which is fine when you have such a solid base to build off of. Gears of War 2 started the horde mode craze, and the ...Read More

on September 22, 2016 6:08 PM
12 Reviews

Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors Review — Party Over Here

Sex sells and everybody knows it.  That’s why the fan service heavy Japanese games have always seemed so refreshing to me. If you know people want it and will pay for it, why not go whole ...Read More

on September 22, 2016 12:56 PM
12 Interviews

Gravity Rush 2 Interview: Director Talks Open World, Combat, Multiplayer and More

Recently, DualShockers had the privilege to interview Gravity Rush 2 Director Keiichiro Toyama at Sony Interactive Entertainment's headquarters in Shinagawa, Tokyo. ...Read More

on September 22, 2016 10:39 AM
4 Previews

We Happy Few Preview — Pockets Full of Joy

With a mix of survival, horror, and a dose of the 1960s, We Happy Few is a title that immediately stood out to many with its official reveal early last year. Coming from developer Compulsion Games (previously ...Read More

on September 22, 2016 9:31 AM
4 Reviews

The Bunker Review — Horror Beneath the Surface

Despite being a rarity since the the 1990s, the FMV (full motion video) subgenre of games (if you want to refer to it as that) has made a semi-resurgance in the past few years and, often, in ...Read More

on September 21, 2016 2:54 PM
18 Interviews

Dark Souls III Director Hidetaka Miyazaki Talks DLC; Future Games, Armored Core and Much More

During a preview event in Tokyo hosted by Bandai Namco, DualShockers took part in a round-table interview with Dark Souls III Director and From Software President Hidetaka Miyazaki, focused on the game's expansion Ashes of Ariandel and ...Read More

on September 21, 2016 9:59 AM
3 Reviews

Dead Rising Triple Pack Review: Stay Dead

Joining the ranks of remastered titles being sold once again is Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. Each game can be purchased separately (currently going for $19.99), or as part ...Read More

on September 21, 2016 8:55 AM
6 Featured

What’s New in Video Game Collecting: Psycho-Pass, Final Fantasy XV, Persona 5, and Pokémon Go

While the rapidly advancing video game industry races ever deeper into a digital future, we collectors still value the novelties and applications of physical editions and extras. In that regard, September has been a big month for ...Read More

on September 20, 2016 11:00 AM
84 Reviews

Forza Horizon 3 Review — Uninhibited Fun

From the moment you pick up the controller, Forza Horizon 3 and Playground Games wants to instill one thing in you: the sense of adventure. Following a picturesque opener showcasing the beauty of the land down under,  ...Read More

on September 20, 2016 8:56 AM
15 Interviews

MangaGamer Interview: Bringing Rance to the West for Eroge Fans

Recently, MangaGamer announced that they will be localizing Rance 5D and Rance VI for Western RPG fans. For some this will be the first time hearing about the series that has been receiving titled entries since 1988 ...Read More

on September 20, 2016 8:45 AM
21 Reviews

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition Review — A Past Not Worth Exploring

I'm no stranger to short games, nor am I overly antagonistic to first-person experience titles (often derided as "walking simulators"). When listing out some of my favorite title recommendations, I often suggest FirewatchGone Home, or The ...Read More

on September 20, 2016 4:00 AM
9 Reviews

The Witness Review — We’re All Witnesses

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” If you’ve ever taken a passing interest in philosophy, you’ve likely come across this ubiquitous quote from Socrates. But how often do we apply such a standard to the ...Read More

on September 19, 2016 4:47 PM
0 Reviews

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Review — The Power Pellet the Pac-Man Series Needed

Pac-Man is still one of the most influential games of all time. The game's simplistic design, coupled with its approachable protagonist and rewarding game structure, continues to win over the hearts of many. When one is able ...Read More

on September 19, 2016 1:30 PM
30 Editorials

DualShockers Tokyo Game Show Awards – Final Fantasy XV Dominates the Japanese Stage

Tokyo Game Show just closed the gates on its 2016 edition, and it was a great show. While it was a bit short on groundbreaking announcements, it had a very solid showing, with many games that will ...Read More

on September 18, 2016 3:16 PM
25 Previews

Final Fantasy XV Preview: A Promising Beginning

During PAX West 2016 in Seattle, I was given the chance to play the very first hour of Final Fantasy XV. As one of the biggest games releasing this fall, if not this year, you may have ...Read More

on September 18, 2016 1:31 PM
34 Galleries

Let The Charming Booth Ladies of Tokyo Game Show Kickstart Your Sunday With their Beautiful Smiles

While the tradition of the "booth babes" has generally become shunned in the west, it's still going strong in Asia. Especially at Tokyo Game Show, where they're called "Booth Companions," they're one of the main attractions ...Read More

on September 18, 2016 9:11 AM
136 Featured

Final Fantasy XV Looks Majestic on PS4 in First 30 Minutes of Direct Feed Gameplay From the Latest Build [UPDATED]

Final Fantasy XV is playable at Tokyo Game Show 2016, and Square Enix kindly allowed DualShockers to capture the first 30 minutes of the game. ...Read More

on September 16, 2016 3:05 PM
2 Reviews

Verdun Review — The True Glamour of War

Verdun is a great reenactment of World War I combat, which is both its strength and a detriment. Sprinting towards the enemy trenches, slipping on a gas mask, and slowly crawling through with your pistol can be ...Read More

on September 16, 2016 3:00 PM
1 Podcasts

ShockCast: Episode 18 – Sweet Nostalgia

Back in our day, we had to walk 15 miles WITH a game cartridge to be able to play our video games! Not really, but you get the idea. ...Read More

on September 15, 2016 4:00 PM
14 Reviews

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Review — Don’t Call it a Comeback

After wowing gamers with 2013’s Shin Megami Tensei IV, Atlus is back with the latest entry in the celebrated series, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. Not quite a sequel but much more than just a simple expansion, ...Read More

on September 15, 2016 11:55 AM
8 Reviews

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Review — Scattered Memories

Compared to the legions of JRPGs that have been brought over to Western territories and found their own audiences (from those that dive deep into Final Fantasy or have discovered Persona), the Dragon Quest (or Dragon Warrior) ...Read More

on September 15, 2016 9:00 AM
8 Reviews

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice Review — Same Game, Exotic Setting

I've always had an emotional attachment to the Ace Attorney titles. Maybe it's because it happens to be the only game that prominently features my profession (legal) in an interesting light. Perhaps it is the sheer ridiculousness ...Read More

on September 13, 2016 8:53 AM
7 Galleries

Watch PlayStation’s Pre-Tokyo Game Show Press Conference Right Here

If you want to enjoy with us Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference, below you can see the livestream. ...Read More

on September 13, 2016 2:48 AM
1 Reviews

NHL 17 Review — Back in the Game

EA's NHL series has been fighting an uphill battle since multiple modes and features were stripped away during the generational console jump with NHL 15. EA Canada has worked hard since then to bring the games back ...Read More

on September 12, 2016 2:04 PM