Hitman Launch Trailer Showcases First Episode
Square Enix has released a launch trailer for Hitman that showcases the first episode of the game, due to release on 12 February. You can watch the new Hitman launch trailer below:
Titanfall 2: Respawn On Release Date & Campaign
Respawn has commented on a potential release date for Titanfall 2 and provided some details on what we can expect when it comes to a campaign and the game’s story.   “We’re only a little past a year into it,” said lead writer Jesse Stern, speaking to Forbes. “It takes two years to make these things usually. Sometime late this year or early next seems like the right neighbourhood,” he said, in reference to a possible release date for Titanfall 2.   St...
Heavy Rain Had A Cancelled ARG No One Knows About
Speaking to Play about the road it travelled to get its game on PlayStation, Futurlab’s James Marsden revealed that the team worked on a cancelled ARG component of Heavy Rain.   “They got us working on a different project – work for hire if you like, using the ARG approach for one of their first party titles,” Marsden told us. “That was Heavy Rain”.   “They were looking for ways to increase participation with fans in the run up to launch,&rdquo...
Doom PS4 Release Date Announced
Bethesda has announced the release date for Doom, revealing that the game will be available worldwide on 13 May.   To go along with the announcement of Doom’s release date, the game has also got a new trailer:
How Competitive Gaming Kills Enjoyment
Every month in Play Magazine, we take a hot topic and look at the arguments for and against. The subject of debate this time is competitive gaming. We’ve already had Play and Retro Gamer’s Drew Sleep arguing that competitive gaming is the future. Now we’ve got the response from Retro Gamer’s Nick Thorpe on the problem with competitive gaming.    Hello, my name is Nick, and I’m a recovering competitive gamer. It’s a personality flaw. If you ...
First March PS Plus Games Revealed Through Vote To Play
March’s PS Plus lineup for PS4 will be bolstered by another Vote To Play title, Sony has announced. From 9th February, PS Plus subscribers will be able to vote for one of three games, with the winner of that vote added to the PS4’s PS Plus lineup for March.   The three games you can choose from for Vote To Play are Action Henk, Broforce and Assault Android Cactus.
2016’s Best Games: The Alternative List
We all know that the likes of Uncharted 4 and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be worth paying attention to in 2016. Instead, we’ve picked out an alternative list of the best games of 2016, highlighting those titles that don’t normally get as much attention.
Play Issue 266 Out Now!
In the latest issue of Play, we speak to the man behind Street Fighter V, Yoshinori Ono, about bringing the incredible fighter exclusively to PS4. We’ve also speak to the developers behind some of PlayStation’s biggest indie hits about the journey to getting on PS4 and tell you everything you need to know about Dark Souls III. Play 266 is available to buy online now and is also available digitally.   Here’s a quick look at what else is in this pack...
PS Plus February PS4, PS3 & PS Vita Lineup Announced
Sony has announced the full February PS Plus lineup for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita.   We already knew that February’s PS Plus games for PS4 would include Helldivers and Nom Nom Galaxy, but we now know that Nova 111 will also be available.   The PS3’s PS Plus games for February are Persona 4 Arena Ultimax and Grid Autosport, while PS Vita PS Plus subscribers will be getting the aforementioned Nova 111 and Lemmings Touch....
PS4 February PS Plus Games Announced
The PS4’s PS Plus games for February have been revealed (perhaps unintentionally, given there’s been no official announcement) via the PS4’s coming soon screen.   The PS4’s PS Plus games for February will be Helldivers and Nom Nom Galaxy and will be available from 2 February, as you can see in the image below. ...
TMNT: Mutants In Manhattan Trailer Released
Activision has released the first trailer for the Platinum games developed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan, an action game that looks to follow the template laid out by Platinum’s last game, Transformers Devastation. The trailer reveals that TMNT: Mutants In Manhattan is due to release on PS4 and PS3 in Summer 2016.   You can watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan’s debut trailer below:
The Witness: Is It Any Good?
After hours spent with The Witness on PS4, we give you our impressions of the game: ;
Best PS4 Games For 2016
Want to know what PS4 games you should be looking forward to in 2016? Here’s your answer:
Not Gaming Competitively? You’re Doing It Wrong
Every month in Play Magazine, we take a hot topic and look at the arguments for and against. The subject of debate this time is competitive gaming. We start with Play and Retro Gamer’s Drew Sleep arguing that competitive gaming is the future. Next week, we’ll have the response from Retro Gamer’s Nick Thorpe.    Have you ever felt like you were too good at a single-player videogame? Like, I’m talking playing a game to death so much that you’ve truly mastere...
PlayStation VR Price: Do These Stores Already Know?
Sony has yet to officially announce the price for PlayStation VR, but that hasn’t stopped a few European stores listing the VR headset along with a price.   The listings, posted on NeoGAF, fall in around the €450 – 500 mark (which would be around £340-380 in the UK). This could mean that these stores know something that we don’t when it comes to the price of PlayStation VR.   However, it is also possible that these stores are just putting up the tech f...
New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Screenshots Leaked
Screenshots from Platinum’s yet to be announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan have been leaked online.   As you can see from the screenshots below, originally posted by Pure Xbox, the game has a cel-shaded style that makes it look similar to Platinum’s recent Transformer’s Devastation. ...
‘Hitman Is Now An Episodic Game’ Square Enix Announces
Square Enix has announced that Hitman is now going to be released as an episodic game.   In a press release sent to Play, Square Enix revealed the the first episode will include “a Prologue Mission and a Paris location on March 11th, followed by the next location, set in Italy releasing in April and then Morocco releasing in May”.   From there Hitman will deliver regular monthly content updates, including three additional locations; Thailand, the US and Japan unti...
Witcher 3 Blood & Wine Expansion Will Be “Better Than Main Game”
CD Projekt Red has said that its upcoming Blood and Wine Expansion for The Witcher 3 will be better than the main game. Given how incredible the main game is, that’s an exciting prospect. You might argue that CD Projekt Red is just saying that to sell the expansion and that might be true, but remember that the studio delivered on what it said ahead of release when it came to the main game.   A 20 hour tale set within the new region of Toussaint, CD Projekt Red’s Jakub Szama...
PS Plus February 2016 Lineup: Are These The PS4’s Two Titles?
When Not A Hero’s release date was announced for 2 February, we thought it sounded like a good contender for a PS Plus title, given that PS Plus usually includes one or two indies for its PS4 lineup and that Roll7’s last game was on PS Plus.   Now Crypt Of The Necrodancer’s PS4 release date has been announced for the same day. We would suggest that might not be a coincidence – two likely PS Plus candidates set to appear on the same day at the beginning of the mo...
PS4 Update 3.15: What Does It Do?
Sony has announced that the PS4’s 3.15 update will be available to download from tonight. PS4 system software update 3.15 is coming tonight – it’s a minor update designed to improve system performance. — PlayStation (@PlayStation) January 13, 2016 If you’re hoping for some fancy new features from update 3.16, then we’re going to have to disappoint you. This isn’t a major update, but simply a stability update....