Dragon Ball FighterZ (PS4)
Fighting 26 January 2018
Dragon Ball FigtherZ is a 2.5D fighting game developed by Arc System Works and published by Bandai Namco where characters from the popular Dragon Ball universe fight each other. Unlike the previous Dragon Ball games, FighterZ uses the Tag Battle mechanics. We create a team of three different characters between which we can switch anytime we want to when fighting. Doing so allows us to execute powerful combos and special attacks. The battle ends when all of our characters have zero health points. Action takes place on 2D arenas, but all of the remaining elements of the game are 3D. It allowed the developers to use advanced graphical effects and stylized animations to make the game look like the classic anime.
The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia (PS4)
Action 09 February 2018
An action game based on the license of manga created by Nakaba Suzuki and the animated series sharing the same title. Players assume the role of the titular Seven Deadly Sins - a group of warriors who are tasked with terminating the plans of the Holy Knights who rule the Kingdom of Liones, ending the interregnum, and putting the rightful king on the throne.
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (PS4)
RPG today, 23 February 2018
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is an action RPG developed by Dimps Corporation and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game is based on the Sword Art Online franchise, which comprises youth novels, manga series, anime series, and a full-length animated movie. The game takes players to a near future and allows one to assume the role of a player, who spends his time playing a Virtual Reality MMORPG called Gun Gale Online. Players observe the action from the third-person perspective and the gameplay revolves around exploring the world, developing the character, and most importantly, combat. Battles exhibit an arcade nature and require a player to use a wide variety of firearms. Apart from the story campaign, the developers have implemented into their game a multiplayer mode, in which players can compete against others in team deathmatches or engage in the cooperative mode, in which they combine their forces to fight even more powerful bosses.
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker (PS4)
A third-person perspective action game focused on online fights created by Soleil, a Japanese studio directed by Katsunori Ehara. The game takes place in the universe known from the manga series Naruto and its animated adaptation. The players control ninja warriors, that have superhuman abilities, and participate in battles of small teams. The main core of the game are fights of two teams, with up to four players each, on enclosed arenas – each of the characters available in the game has unique abilities and equipment. The combat and movement system is worth mentioning – the characters can perform various acrobatics and run on all surfaces; because of that each one of the arenas have complicated vertical constructions and objects that give players a lot of possibilities for moving and performing attacks. Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker also has good graphics that effectively imitatee the comic book and animation on which the game is based on.
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 (PS4)
Fighting 25 October 2016
Another installment in the 3D fighting game series by Bandai Namco Entertainment, based on the extremely popular manga by Akira Toriyama. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 utilizes the same formulas as its predecessor by combining the elements of all the series of the DB anime (Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Super), as well as those from the movies. The game features a multitude of familiar characters and an option to create your own custom character; you can choose their gender, appearance and powers. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 focuses on battles taking place in 3D arenas, during which you use a range of unique attacks and powers derived from the original manga and anime series. The game utilizes the cel-shading technology, just like its first installment, and features the original anime voice actors, but thanks to the capabilities of the new generation devices, the visual and sound layer are much better.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (PS4)
Fighting 04 February 2016
The fourth major installment in a popular fighting game series set in the famous ninja universe of Naruto. This game series has been developed since 2008 by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Storywise, the game is a direct sequel to the previous installments in the series, focusing on the latest chapters of the manga. In the story mode you explore the game’s world, meet the characters from the anime and manga and take part in spectacular duels focusing on unique special abilities of each hero. The other game mode is the fighting mode, in which you participate in duels on dedicated arenas. For the first time in the series, the game features QTE in some of the attacks. Moreover, lots of changes were introduced when it comes to combat mechanics and damage system. As this is the first game in the series to be released on the eight generation consoles, the visuals have seen a significant upgrade. Created with cel-shading technique, the artwork closely resembles the anime.
Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match (PS4)
Action yesterday, 22 February 2018
A three-dimensional action game based on the popular anime series Girls und Panzer. The players participate in spectacular duels of panzer teams that use World War II tanks. The game recreates the story of the original television series and the first motion picture.
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse (PS4)
Fighting 05 February 2015
Another installment in the best-selling fighting games series set in the universe of the popular manga by Akira Toriyama and anime TV series. The production was developed by the experienced Dimps studio, which already has in its portfolio several parts of the game, released for both home and handheld consoles. This installment of Dragon Ball focuses on presenting the most important and most spectacular duels in the history of the series, with the participation of Son Goku and the main villains: Vegeta, Nappa, Freezer, Cell, and Buu. In order to refresh the formula of the cycle, the creators introduced a new structure of the world, a futuristic city and new, mysterious characters. The graphics of the game employ the cel-shading technology, which gives it a distinctive comic style. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse marks the debut of the series on eighth-generation consoles, which obviously has influenced the visual experience.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Road to Boruto (PS4)
Fighting 03 February 2017
A content-rich expansion for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, a fourth entry in the series developed by Cyberconnect 2. The plot of the expansion, called Road to Boruto, goes beyond the original manga and animated series, drawing from side entries such as Boruto: Naruto the Movie, a full-length animated movie, and the comic series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. As a result, we can relive the events that took place after the conclusion of the Naruto Shippuden series, and take control of completely new characters, which are a part of the next generation of ninja warriors (many of them are the children of the well-known heroes). The expansion doesn’t change the game mechanics in any way, focusing on introducing a new storyline and previously unknown characters such as titular Boruto (son of Naruto) or Sarada (daughter of Sasuke and Sakura). Aside from that, the Hidden Leaf Village received new locations to explore.
Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time (PS4)
Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time is an action role-playing game by Japanese studio A+ Games. The production is based on the popular franchise consisting of i.e. anime series and animated movies. The game only features a singleplayer mode, and the story campaign follows a young girl called Atsuko “Akko” Kagari, studying at an academy for witches. The protagonist and her friends have to discover the reason behind a series of strange events in the academy. The gameplay is divided into two parts. In the exploration part, you walk around the 3D world, talk to NPCs, complete quests, and develop relationships with other students. The quests resemble battle games, in which you move to the right side of the screen and fight hordes of enemies in an arcade-like system, using a wide range of attacks and spells.
Hokuto ga Gotoku (PS4)
Action 08 March 2018
Hokuto ga Gotoku is an action-adventure game built on the foundations of Yakuza series. The title was developed by one of the studios of Sega, the one responsible for Yakuza series. The title is based on the Japanese comic series Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star). It takes place in a post-apocalyptic reality filled with ruins of cities and radiation-burned deserts. The player assumes the role of a warrior who knows secret martial arts that enable him to tear bodies of his enemies from inside. The campaign concentrates on the city of Eden and its surroundings. The game world is open and in addition to main story missions it features many optional side missions and various minigames. The gameplay focuses mostly on melee combat based on an advanced system that enables the player to perform various attacks and combos. All of that is presented by using a cartoon-like stylization that is very similar to what was shown in the comic.
Attack on Titan 2 (PS4)
Action 20 March 2018
A sequel to the 2016 game Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom. Attack on Titan 2 (also known in Europe as A.O.T. 2) was developed by Omega Force (the creators of e.g. Dynasty Warriors), which belongs to Koei Tecmo. The story was based on the second season of the anime, but thanks to the cooperation of the franchise's original creator Hajime Isayama, it also features new plot threads. The production is a TPP action game. You play as trained warriors, who fight the Titans—gigantic humanoid creatures. The second installment features more playable characters and an improved controls system, which also gives you more freedom. The game also allows you not only to fight monsters, but also get to know the key characters.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (PS4)
RPG 27 October 2016
A Japanese action role-playing game by Aquria, based on the popular Sword Art Online franchise, which started with a novel series by Reki Kawahara. The game is set in the near future in Japan, where virtual reality MMORPGs are wildly popular. The story of Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization takes place inside one of such games, called Sword Art: Origin, which gained popularity after a group of players was trapped in it. You play as Kirito, the protagonist of the franchise, who finds himself inside a new version of the program, this time devoid of the code fragments that would present a threat to the users. The gameplay consists mostly of exploring, completing quests, leveling up your character and arcade-like combat. During the game you encounter many characters from the books and the anime series based on them, as well as some brand new characters.
One Piece: World Seeker (PS4)
One Piece: World Seeker is a PC adventure, based on the manga and anime One Piece. You play as Luffy, a pirate, who can stretch his body like rubber. During the game, you explore an open world, do quests, fight enemies, and complete platform and stealth challenges.
Arslan: The Warriors of Legend (PS4)
Action 16 September 2015
An action game developed by Omega Force, based on a fantasy novel entitled Arslan Senki. The production uses the script and character models prepared with a comic adaption in mind. Moreover, the game features voice actors known from the anime TV series. The action of Arslan: The Warriors of Legend takes place in a fictional world inspired by Persian history and culture. After the mysterious death of his father, the prince of Pars is forced to flee for his life. His task is to reclaim power that is currently held by the neighboring superpower. The core of the gameplay comprises of exploration of vast locations divided into sectors and fighting hordes of enemies. The game features diversified heroes with unique fighting styles, weapons, and combat abilities. Apart from crowds of standard opponents that aren’t too challenging to defeat, every now and then we have to face bosses that require us to devise an appropriate tactic. The game features cel-shading graphics modeled after the TV series. The title also uses its soundtrack and spoken dialogues.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy (PS4)
Fighting 25 August 2017
A compilation of three games from a popular series developed by CyberConnect2 that are based on a hit manga created by Masashi Kishimoto and its animated adaptation. The collection contains: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm (2008), Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (2010) and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst (2013). The series takes place in a world that is a combination of feudal Japan, magical fantasy and modern technologies where one of the most important roles in shaping the geopolitical situation belongs to villages that train ninja warriors who are later rented out for money. All three games in the collection have the same basics and the goal of the games is to fight with other warriors that have their own fighting style and unique special attacks. However, all titles are thoroughly remastered and thanks to that they offer a smoother animation, better anti-aliasing and a higher resolution.
Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom (PS4)
Action 16 February 2016
A third-person action game developed by experienced Japanese developer Omega Force (Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors) and an adaption of highly popular anime TV series and manga, originally known as Shingeki no Kyojin. The plot is based on the comic books and takes us to grim, post-apocalyptic world, in which the remnants of humanity enclosed themselves in a series of towering walls after being nearly driven to extinction by gigantic Titans. Unlike the previous production based on the Attack on Titan franchise – a visual novel, which is a genre rather unpopular in western countries – this time we receive a pure action game, concentrating mainly on the fights themselves. The game implements high quality 3D visuals, which use the cel shading technology to emphasize comic origins of the game.
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory (PS4)
RPG 19 January 2018
Developed by Bandai Namco, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory is a jRPG set in a universe of a popular anime series. The game brings a continuation to Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (2015).
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy (PS4)
Fighting 25 August 2017
A compilation of four games from a popular series developed by CyberConnect2, based on a hit manga created by Masashi Kishimoto and its animated adaptation. The collection contains: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4. Besides the standard versions of those games the collection also includes all DLCs that were released for them – including the content-rich Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Road to Boruto, released in 2017. The oldest games that are included in this collection come with improved graphics. All games in the collection are traditional fighting games where the core of gameplay is to have fights between the titular ninja warriors. Each of the characters have their own fighting style and many unique special attacks. Besides having a story mode, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy also offers various multiplayer options that allows to play through the Internet or in a split-screen mode.
Gintama Rumble (PS4)
Action 18 January 2018
A 3D action game inspired by the Samurai Warriors and Dynasty Warriors series. The game is based on Gintama - a popular, science-fiction satiric manga series and its anime adaptation. Gintama Rumble is set in an alternative version of the nineteenth-century Japan, which has been invaded and conquered by aliens.
Accel World vs. Sword Art Online (PS4)
RPG 08 August 2017
A third-person perspective action jRPG developed by ARTDINK. The title is based on books and anime from the Accel World and Sword Art Online franchises. The story of the game features a unique story in which characters from both universes met. They face a phenomenon that causes unknown time travelers from future to appear in the world and seek a way back home. The action is presented from the perspective of Kirito, the protagonist of Sword Art Online, but the scenario enables the player to assume the role of other characters as well and experience the story from their point of view. The title is an action RPG in which the player travels through large locations and is able to freely fly or participate in aerial combat. The game offers many playable characters, each of which has unique skills and attacks that are upgraded during the game. In the single player campaign the player is accompanied by up to two companions controlled by AI.