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John leaves Level-Clear. Thousands march in protest.

Yes, it’s true. Well, the bit about me leaving that is. The protest marching thing may have been whimsical hyperbole, but I like to think you guys are still just organising that. Anyone who’s tuned into this week’s episode of The Level-Clear Podcast will have heard that it was my last appearance

Persona 5 Gets Free Catherine Costume DLC

Following Persona 5's Japanese launch earlier this month, developer Atlus has released a slew of cosmetic DLC for the JRPG, with the latest piece being a Catherine-themed costume pack. According to P5’s official website, Japanese players will be able to pick up Catherine costumes, accessories and battle music completely free from

NieR:Automata ‘Black Box Edition’ Revealed

NieR: Automata Black Box Edition

Amidst a variety impressive announcements at this year’s TGS, Square Enix took the opportunity to reveal a gorgeous new collector’s edition for the upcoming NieR:Automata. The stylishly monochromatic ‘Black Box Edition’ comes complete with: A physical copy of NieR:Automata (for PS4) A 150mm (6-inch) statue of protagonist 2B NieR “Music Concert

PlayStation 4 System Software Update 4.0 Out Now

Today sees the release of the PlayStation 4’s System Software update 4.0 (codenamed ‘Shingen’), which Sony say will “offer a more refined and accessible experience.” The update mainly features UI tweaks and improvements, but also includes some long requested new features. There’s a cleaner looking ‘What’s New’ section on the dashboard, new system

The Last Guardian Delayed Until December 9th


In a post today on the EU PlayStation Blog website, Shuhei Yoshida announced that The Last Guardian’s release date has been pushed back to the 9th of December. In the post, Yoshida described gen DESIGN and JAPAN Studio’s vision for the PS4 exclusive, and cited unexpected bugs as the reason for

The Level-Clear Podcast Is Back!

The Level Clear Podcast Season 2

Here we go again, folks! Yes, after a five-month hiatus the team here at Level-Clear is delighted to announce the return of The Level-Clear Podcast! Since we’ve been away we’ve had plenty of feedback from our listeners, which we’re using to make the cast bigger and better than ever before! Videogames are

New Metal Gear Survive Website Surfaces Online

Since yesterday’s wholly unexpected ‘Metal Gear Survive’ reveal at Gamescom, a new website for the MGSV spin-off has appeared online. Content’s a little thin at the moment, but the page features a few screenshots from the announcement trailer, allowing a closer look at the game’s phallic-crystal-headed zombies 'biological threats'. Metal Gear Survive will

Episode 4 Of ‘Brotherhood’ (The FFXV Anime) Is Out Now!

Final Fantasy Brotherhood Noct

The fourth part of FFXV’s anime prequel series, ‘Brotherhood’ is out now to watch online! The latest episode, “Bittersweet Memories”, turns the spotlight on Ingnis, and explores his origins as Noct’s frustrated nanny/personal pastry chef. Final Fantasy XV may have been delayed until the end of November, but we’ve still got another

Square Enix Explains FFXV’s Season Pass & Digital Upgrade

FFXV Season Pass

After some ambiguity around the FFXV Season Pass earlier this week, Square Enix have clarified some details via their official blog. The pass, which is included in XV’s ‘Digital Premium Edition’, adds six new pieces of content: Episode Gladio Episode Prompto Episode Ignis Booster Pack Holiday Pack Expansion Pack The first three

Persona 5 Releases 14th of February in the UK

Persona 5 UK Release

Cancel your Valentine’s Day plans, folks! Deep Silver confirmed today on Twitter that Persona 5 will be released in Europe on the 14th of February next year. Persona 5 will release in Europe & PAL countries on... ~February 14, 2017~ SteelBook and Premium Editions? Check! — Official Deep Silver (@deepsilver) August 9, 2016 The