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Dragon Quest Builders 2 brings JRPG block-building to PC next month

Dragon Quest might be over three decades old, but you wouldn't know it looking at Steam. In all that time, only one mainline entry in the cult JRPG series has hit PC. That's not about to change anytime soon. Fortunately, Square Enix have announced that peculiar spin-off Dragon Quest Builders 2 will arrive on PC in just under a month. As a multiplayer, voxel-bashing open-world…

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Feature: In honour of His Souliness

The 10 best games like Dark Souls

Sorry, definition nerds. “Soulslike” is a word now. Disgusting, I know, but this is how genres are made. Along comes a giant like Dark Souls that everybody won’t stop bleating about and soon it has copycats. Before you know it, a swarm of like-minded games with sparse checkpoints and lethal attacks are scuttling around, leaving slime trails and biting your ankles for surprisingly massive damage.…

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Romance Of The Three Kingdoms XIV continues the epic in 2020

If Total War: Three Kingdoms has made you fall in love with the Romance Of The Three Kingdoms, you might fancy a gander at Koei Tecmo's decades-old take on turning the historical epic into a strategy game. They've now announced Romance Of The Three Kingdoms XIV, once again battling armies to decide who rules China. I can't tell you how easy it'll be to get…

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Dead Or Alive 6 has commenced biffing

Where some fighting games let us create ridiculous characters with custom costumes (looking at you, Tekken 7 and Soulcalibur VI), Dead Or Alive 6 boldly makes its pugilists look ludicrous by default. Team Ninja's latest face-puncher is out now, released this morning, and is the first in the series to launch for PC on the same day as its console counterparts. "That's good and all,…

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Feature: Golden tragedy

A guide to loving Berserk, the manga inspiration for the Souls games

You might have heard of Berserk already. A few people have pointed out the similarities between Hidetaka Miyazaki’s Souls series and the manga Berserk. Perhaps you’ve even gotten curious, toyed with the idea of getting into it, but without a clear idea of where to start. Or perhaps you got the impression that Berserk is not for you. You may have heard Berserk is filled…

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Nioh 2 announced, though not yet confirmed for PC

Koei Tecmo have announced a sequel to 2017's neat-o action-RPG Nioh, imaginatively named Nioh 2. So far it's only confirmed for PlayStation 4, but I wouldn't worry too much: the original wasn't even announced for PC until it had been out on PS4 for months. A PC release for this too would seem likely. Hopefully. The game you might've heard described as "Dark Souls but…

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Magical mercantile JRPG Atelier Lydie & Suelle out now

Fans of twee and exceedingly anime games are well served today. Recent years have seen Gust's 20-year-running Atelier series come to PC en masse, JRPGs that juggle traditional adventuring and dungeon crawling with puzzle-based crafting and shop management. Today, Atelier Lydie & Suelle ~The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings~ (to give it it's full, headline-bloating title) is out on PC. The latest in the Atelier line and…

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Attack On Titan 2 swings into the English language

Grab your grappling hook and refill your knife blades: Attack On Titan 2 is now out in English. The sequel to 2016's game about warteens swinging around giants to stab them in the neck, which is based on an anime and manga, has kinda been out on PC since last week - but only in Japanese. Today, the English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish translations…

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Attack On Titan 2 is kinda almost out

Arm Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man with two giant Stanley knives and you have Attack on Titan, a manga and anime series set in a Renaissance-ish kingdom where spunky teens wielding knives and grappling hooks cut up marauding dopey giants with far too many teeth. It's heavy on the angst and exposition but also a right lark when the warteens swing around cutting giants, and about the…

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Don your ancient armor – Dynasty Warriors 9 is out now

Fans of wholly unrealistic representations of ancient Chinese combat rejoice! Dynasty Warriors 9 is out now on Steam. The journeyman hack-and-slash series, which began life as a straight-up tournament fighter on the original PlayStation, had its previous PC installment land on Steam back in 2015 in the form of Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires. For the uninitiated, Dynasty Warriors is a game in which you take…

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Nioh PC gets belated mouse and keyboard support

Nioh is a peculiar beast in that we consider it to possess "one of the finest combat systems ever put on a screen", but at the same time its lack of keyboard and mouse support makes it a bit of a black sheep in the PC family. Dark Souls comparisons have been inevitable for Nioh, not only because of its steely try'n'die fantasy swordplay, but…

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Feature: Soulsful

Nioh – Complete Edition review

Describing a game as X meets Dark Souls is a sure way to invite mockery and contempt. It's lazy critical short-hand, people will say, and they're often correct. Well, prepare to mock. But only a little. I promise I'm not being lazy when I say that Nioh is Dark Souls meets Sengoku period Japan though, and to prove it I'm going to use that short-hand…

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Nioh hacks and slashes onto PC

Team Ninja's action-RPG Nioh arrived on PC this morning, letting us join in the fun seven months after its PlayStation 4 debut. It's a fantasy bloodbath set around Sengoku-period Japan, cutting through monsters and demons from your classic big ol' ogreish oni through to stranger ones like the wanyūdō, a burning cart wheel with a man's head on the axle. Many often compare Nioh to…

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Nioh’s PC launch trailer is dense with demons & praise

While the release of Team Ninja's samurai Souls-like Nioh is still a couple days off yet (due this Tuesday, November 7th), the PC launch trailer hopes to impress upon you that the game was very well received by the press on consoles, as dense with effusive praise as it is with angry demons. It might read a little like that overly enthusiastic Batman: Arkham City GOTY box, but…

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Souls-like samurai RPG Nioh coming to PC in November

My PS4 is basically a machine for playing off-brand Dark Souls games*. The best of them is Bloodborne, which is a goth-horror masterpiece that came out of the studio that created Souls, From Software. I dearly hope to see it on PC one day. The other is not a From original but rather something of a Fromage. Its name is Nioh [official site] and it's…

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Atelier Lydie & Suelle is coming to PC early 2018

Gust's Atelier series - a console-centric series I've had some positive experience with - is a recent arrival on the PC, first turning up this February with the release of Atelier Sophie. Finishing what they started, Koei Tecmo are making good on their promise to bring the entire localised 'Mysterious' sub-trilogy to PC, concluding with the release of Atelier Lydie & Suelle: Alchemists of the…

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Attack On Titan 2 will indeed swing onto PC

What if Spider-Man had a jetpack, even more angst, and two giant Stanley knives to hack at the necks of his foes? Well, it'd either be a return to the xXxtreme '90s spirit for Marvel Comics, or more Attack On Titan. Koei Tecmo today confirmed that Attack On Titan 2 [official site], the sequel to their 2016 swing-o-slasher, will indeed be released on PC. This…

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Attack On Titan 2 hoping to devour you in early 2018

Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom was one of my favourite games of last year and certainly the biggest surprise. It did a wonderful job of capturing the movement and combat of the anime, which is about jetpack-propelled soldiers with swords and grapples hacking off the limbs of naked giants. Now Koei Tecmo have announced that a sequel is on the way. Attack On Titan…

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