If you’re still reeling from this year’s disappointing Valkyria spinoff, here’s some welcome news: Valkyria Chronicles 4 is happening, and it’s coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch in 2018. Don’t worry: publisher Sega says the game is coming to North America and Europe, too.
In a surprising announcement, Final Fantasy XV’s Noctis is joining Tekken 7. But fans have their own ideas regarding which characters they’d like to see in the King of Iron Fist Tournament.
Sega launched a teaser site that reads “Valkyria Project Nov. 20 Coming Soon.” There’s no other info, but the background is snowy.
Sonic Forces is a fever dream of fan-fiction that is awkward to play but still manages to be trashy fun.
Sonic Forces’s character creator helps bring your DeviantArt creations to life to create wolf dudes, bird gals, and bear pals. Staff writer Gita Jackson and I took this opportunity to create Kotaku’s official fursona. Please don’t steal.
Last night, I finished a playthrough of Binary Domain on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. The 2012 sci-fi shooter is rough around the edges but creates meaningful, intelligent interactions between players and their AI companions.
In most open world video games, from Grand Theft Auto to Skyrim, we tend to spend our time racing from point to point, rarely slowing down to appreciate the finer details in everything around us.
During last month’s Tokyo Game Show, Sega announced it was doing a Sonic Forces promotion with Hooters for some reason. Today, said collaboration begins at the chain’s Tokyo locations, and it’s not very good at all.
Let’s get the comparison we have to make out of the way: No, the Genesis Flashback isn’t as amazing as the SNES Classic. But it’s still pretty good, if you like the games.
The Sonic Amateur Games Expo is a yearly showcase of ROM hacks and fan games. This year’s selection was full of gorgeous art, twisty levels, and new takes on the franchise’s speedy gameplay. These projects are as artful as anything Sega makes and some are just as massive as any AAA Sonic game.
I’ve been playing through Deadly Premonition and Binary Domain on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. One is an offbeat crime thriller and the other is a clumsy shooter about robots. They’re pure pulp. They’re also two of the best games I’ve ever played.
Getting a game through a publisher’s certification process can be difficult. Games are tested in extreme conditions and fail for the slightest error. In the 90s, one developer snuck their games through Sega’s certification with a few clever tricks that disguised glitches as part of the game.
Sega Genesis Flashback has a new release date of November 10. Early reviews universally panned the $80 HDMI classic console, but its manufacturer said the units were faulty and bumped back the release. The final units will replace 10 of the weird shovelware games like Hangman with 8-bit Sega B-sides like Psycho Fox…
Let’s keep this simple: Total War: Warhammer was a very good strategy game. Total War: Warhammer 2 is better.
While Sega says it’s created guidelines for Sonic, the assumption would be that promoting-Sonic-with-Hooters falls under them. I guess? Today at the Tokyo Game Show, Sega announced that it will be collaborating for a Sonic Forces promotion.
“Besides Nintendo, there really aren’t that many character-type games in Japan,” says Sega’s Shun Nakamura. Sonic is one of the remaining few Japanese characters that isn’t from Nintendo.
Sephiroth, Liquid Snake, Ganondorf; video games have some wonderful villains. But making bad guy who is both frightening and sympathetic is a challenge. Yakuza nails it, creating what might be gaming’s best antagonist. We take a look how they pull it off in this critical video.
Green Hill Zone’s loop-de-loops and tropical scenery make for one of the most iconic stages in Sonic The Hedgehog. Sonic Mania’s version of GHZ adds new complications and complexity that’s turned it into one of the game’s most hotly contested speedrun courses.