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Lost Dimension finds Europe on August 28


One month after North American launch
May 21
Lancarse's Lost Dimension is coming to Europe on August 28, NIS America announced today. The tactical role-playing game debuted on PlayStation 3 and Vita in Japan last year and is on its way to North America on July 28, ... read
New Need for Speed

EA reboots Need for Speed with 'immersive narrative'


Coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC this fall
May 21
EA just announced the new Need for Speed, which is being touted as "a full reboot" for the series. Need for Speed: Rivals developer Ghost Games is behind the wheel again, and aims to deliver "what the fans want, and what Nee... read
Mmmm Pikachu

You can now eat fried Pikachu in South Korea


Mmmmmm delicious fictional rodent
May 20
This one goes out to all the depraved kids that used to pull wings off houseflies, you know, the ones who took delight in burning ants with magnifying glasses and kicked puppies, too, probably. Or maybe just the ones that gna... read
:(

Namco's Pac-Man 35th anniversary celebration is just sad


Publisher patches the mobile port
May 20
On this day in 1980, Pac-Man debuted in Japanese arcades. Now, publisher Bandai Namco has decided to celebrate the arcade classic's 35th anniversary in the most depressing way possible. The company has passed along a note ann... read
Sad Miku

Sega slaps Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX with a delay


Oh, good...
May 19
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX will not be launching next week, as was originally the plan. The Nintendo 3DS rhythm game has been delayed until September 8 in North America and September 11 for Europe, Sega just announced alo... read
Tecmo Koei

Koei announces Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII


Coming to PS4, PS3, PC in December
May 19
Koei Tecmo is all about that grand strategy right now, revealing a new Romance of the Three Kingdoms game following yesterday's announcement that the latest Nobunaga's Ambition is coming west in September. Romance of the Thre... read
SMT

Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer’s Call now available on PSN


Hee-ho!
May 19
More than a year after coming to PlayStation Network in North America, Shin Megami Tensei : Lucifer’s Call -- Nocturne, if you're nasty -- is now available on European shores. If you can withstand its soul-cru... read
Nobunaga's Ambition

Nobunaga's Ambition coming west this September


To PS4, PS3, PC with dual-audio
May 18
Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence is coming west, Koei Tecmo announced today. Originally released in December 2013 as Nobunaga no Yabō: Sozou, this is the latest entry in Koei Tecmo's long-running grand strat... read
Gust RPG

Atelier studio's new JRPG looks dark and wonderful


Introducing Yoru no Nai Kuni
May 17
Koei Tecmo subsidiary Gust is best known for its work on Atelier, a series of role-playing games with an express focus on alchemy and crafting, but the studio's latest creation appears to be something else entirely. It's call... read
Akiba's Trip

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed strikes Steam May 26


Save Tokyo's otaku from vampires
May 16
Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed is taking a bite out of Windows PC on May 26, XSEED has announced. The beat-'em-up takes place in Tokyo's "geek mecca," Akihabara, which is under attack by vampiric monsters that prey on t... read
Konami

Konami plans to focus on mobile games from now on


Mobile is the future, says CEO
May 14
To the surprise of absolutely no one, making console games is no longer Konami's priority. Moving forward, Konami plans to turn its attention to the mobile space, new company CEO Hideki Hayakawa recently told Nikkei Tren... read
Roku

You can now watch Twitch on your Roku box


Because you (apparently) asked for it
May 14
Twitch is one step closer to world domination and enslaving all mankind, as the Amazon subsidiary has now wrapped its tendrils around streaming media platform Roku. "The Twitch community has been asking for a Roku channel for... read
Life is Strange

Life is Strange Episode 3 uncovers secrets on May 19


'Chaos Theory' arrives next Tuesday
May 13
Dontnod's next installment of Life is Strange launches May 19, Square Enix announced today. The third entry is titled Chaos Theory and sees "Max & Chloe ramp up their investigation to find out what exactly is going on at ... read
Dragon Quest 3DS

Dragon Quest VIII is coming to Nintendo 3DS


...in Japan on August 27
May 12
Good lord, am I excited. Also, scared. Dragon Quest VIII is coming to Nintendo 3DS, which is potentially the best news ever or a harbinger of the apocalypse. You know, depending on whether Square Enix intends to localize the ... read
Assassin's Creed

Ubisoft: Assassin's Creed: Syndicate coming October 23


It's officially official
May 12
After months of leaks and speculation, Ubisoft has finally unveiled the next entry in its annualized cash cow. As expected, it's called Assassin's Creed: Syndicate and takes place in Victorian London. It seems Ubisoft has tak... read
Nintendo

His body is (nearly) ready


Soon
May 12
It looks like Reggie "Sweet Meats" Fils-Aime is gearing up for E3. Stay tuned. Nintendo of America [Twitter] read
Grandia II

GungHo: Dreamcast RPG Grandia II coming to Steam


With improved visuals
May 12
Grandia II is on its way back to PC with a Steam release, GungHo Online just announced. A remastered version of classic Dreamcast role-playing game is in the cards, complete with shiny new HD visuals, keyboard and gamepad sup... read
Bloodstained

Castlevania successor tops $1 million in under 24 hours


IGA need some new stretch goals
May 12
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the newly announced project from Castlevania veteran Koji Igarashi, has pulled in more than $1.3 million on Kickstarter since its unveiling yesterday. In doing so, it's proved (contrary to w... read
Final FAntasy IV

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years out now on PC


Too bad it looks gross
May 11
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is now available on PC, and good lord does it look bad. The sequel to the 1991 classic picks up nearly two decades after the its predecessor ends, treading old ground with familiar chara... read
Level-5

Level-5 is terminating Wonder Flick in September


More IPs still on the way
May 11
Wonder Flick R will shut down on September 14, Level-5 just announced. Following the mobile RPG's reveal in 2013, Level-5 had some trouble getting the project off the ground. Unfortunately, the studio never managed to make go... read
SEGA

Sega axing various mobile games due to quality concerns


No word on the exact titles
May 10
Sega will soon remove a number of its games from mobile marketplaces, the company announced. The company wouldn't say which games will be disappearing or how many, just that a number of them will be pulled from the Google Pla... read
Također, pijetlovi!
This week's installment of Podtoid, Destructoid's fast food podcast, is here and ready to captivate your soul. In addition to your weekly update on all things Taco Bell, the cast (Steven, Brett, Laura, and Kyle) discuss Proje... read feature

Touhou

Japan's most popular indie series arrives in the West


Touhou 14 out now on Playism
May 07
The Japanese indie sensation Touhou has been around for nearly two decades. Since debuting in 1996, the series has transformed from a collection of obscure shoot-'em-ups into a cultural phenomenon, spawning a myriad of deriva... read
Tecmo Koei

Koei's Ar Nosurge resonates on PS Vita this July


Gust is at it again
May 06
Gust's Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star is on its way to PlayStation Vita this July. The role-playing game originally debuted on PlayStation 3 late last year, but as anyone familiar with the developer might expect,... read
Mega Man

The Misadventures of Tron Bonne out now on PSN


Rare PS1 gem now widely available
May 06
Good news, everyone! Just as we anticipated, The Misadventures of Tron Bonne is indeed coming to PlayStation Network. In fact, it's already arrived! Instead of spending a small fortune on a PS1 copy, you can now get the Mega Man Legends spinoff on PS3, Vita, or PSP just $6. The Misadventures of Tron Bonne [PlayStation Store -- Thanks, Patrick] read
Touhou

More Touhou is coming to PlayStation 4


Croixleur studio announces STG port
May 06
Touhou seems to be everywhere these days. The series is making its western debut tomorrow. A demo for the next mainline entry isn't too far behind. And even some of the fan-made games are on their way to PlayStation 4. The cu... read
Real bad
The latest episode of Podtoid, Destructoid's videogame news podcast, here and ready to assault your face. This time, Brett, Steven, and yours truly chat about what an absolute trainwreck Konami has become, Silent Hills, other... read feature

Terra Battle

Final Fantasy creator promises new RPG, has no ideas for it


Well, this is awkward
May 04
After eclipsing the 2 million download mark with its new mobile RPG Terra Battle, Mistwalker was supposed to begin work on a console game based on the same world and characters. Thing is, that hasn't happened yet. T... read
amiibo

Nintendo finally acknowledges its amiibo problem


Company vows to do better
May 04
Nintendo is owning up to the piss-poor state of affairs surrounding its amiibo figures. Today, the company issued an apology to fans, expressing remorse for any frustration its perpetually understocked and mismanaged toy... read
Record Breaker is finally here, and it was worth the wait
If you've ever wanted to experience Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 or wondered what happened to its colorful cast of demon tamers after the credits rolled, now is the time. Atlus is about to unleash Record Breaker, a new version of the 2012 tactical role-playing game that not only improves the title, but expands upon it with a new arc that advances the story. read feature

Touhou 14

Touhou makes its western debut on May 7


Prolific doujin series finally crosses the Pacific
May 02
When it comes to Japanese indie games, there's Touhou and then there's everything else. Over the course of two decades, the property has transformed from an series of obscure bullet hell shooters into a cultural phenomenon. H... read
Attack on Titan 3DS

Copyright forces Atlus to rename Attack on Titan


Complications cause delay for Europe
May 02
Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains appears to be having some difficulty coming to Europe, as a copyright claim has forced Atlus to rename the game and delay its release. The publisher didn't provide specifics on when we... read






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