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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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

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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
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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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Persona 5

Take another peek at Persona 5


Still looking all kinds of sexy
May 01
Atlus has been all quiet on the Persona 5 front lately, but today we get another look at the most anticipated game of  the century, courtesy of this Sony-hosted product page. There's a bounty of images to gape at, but we... read
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Terra Battle

Mistwalker: Terra Battle console game in the works


Mobile game surpasses two million downloads
Apr 30
Mistwalker's Terra Battle is coming to consoles, the studio announced today. The tactical role-playing game launched on iOS and Android devices last autumn with an intriguing "Download Starter" campaign, promising n... read
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Dead Island 2

Deep Silver delays Dead Island 2


Pushed back until 2016 over quality concerns
Apr 30
Dead Island 2 was supposed to release this spring, but that's no longer in the cards, as Deep Silver has announced the open-world zombie game has been delayed until 2016. The publisher and development team at Spec Ops: T... read
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#MEATCRAFT
The latest episode of Podtoid, Destructoid's videogame news podcast, is ready and waiting to be absorbed into your earholes. This time around, Steven, Darren, Brett, and Kyle (that's me!) discuss the virtues of Arby's, JRPGs,... read feature

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Class of Heroes 3

The PSP is still alive and kicking with Class of Heroes 3


Back to school, back to school, to prove to dad...
Apr 29
The PlayStation Portable may be several centuries old at this point, but people are still making games for it -- or at least localizing stuff that came out in Japan several years ago. Such is the case with Class of Heroes 3, ... read
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sexy sexy sexy

Romance Frankenstein, Van Helsing in this Vita game


Talk about toxic relationships
Apr 29
Your skin is poisonous. It rots and/or melts anything you touch. You haven't seen your pops in two years and live alone in a derelict mansion near London. Then, one day, Royal Guards try to capture you for some reason, and ma... read
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PSN Sale

PSN Golden Week sale discounts all the Japanese games


Mother of God
Apr 28
Over in Japan, it's Golden Week, a national celebration spanning four holidays that doubles as the country's biggest travel and shopping season of the year. What does that mean for us? Sales! Yes, thanks to Sony, we can get i... read
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It's not you, it's me
Falling in love with potential can be dangerous. A mistake people make far too often when forging new relationships is placing undue expectations on others. People grow and change, but it's impossible to know how or when that... read feature

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ATLUS

Atlus censoring upcoming RPG for western audiences


Dungeon Travelers 2 avoids AO rating
Apr 24
While publishing our initial report on Dungeon Travelers 2, a PlayStation Vita role-playing game based on an erotic visual novel, I wondered what sort of concessions Atlus would have to make to localize such a game for wester... read
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Final Fantasy IV

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years getting a remake


Coming to Steam this May
Apr 23
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is on its way to Steam next month, Square Enix just announced. The episodic role-playing game takes place nearly two decades after the events of the original Final Fantasy IV. The story follo... read
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Bravely Second

Bravely Second out now in Japan


The rest of the world is waiting
Apr 22
Bravely Second: End Layer, the follow-up to last year's Bravely Default, is out now in Japan. Square Enix still hasn't said anything about an international release, in case you were wondering. The publisher didn't believ... read
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Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight unearths April 29 Xbox One launch


Get ready to battle some toads
Apr 22
Shovel Knight is now available on PlayStation Network, and Destructoid's illustrious reviews tycoon Chris Carter is as fond of the game as ever, giving us the scoop on the new versions and the Kratos boss ... read
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XSEED

Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven ascends to 3DS this June


Comes with bonus soundtrack in America
Apr 22
Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven would be the Game of the Year if we handed out awards to games based on the wit and cunning of their subtitles. Alas, we do not. But we definitely see what you did there, XSEED. So, kudos. The Ni... read
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Axiom Verge

Axiom Verge explores PC starting May 14


Cross-buy PlayStation Vita release to follow
Apr 22
Following its recent debut on PlayStation 4, Tom Happ's indie Metroidvania Axiom Verge is wandering to Windows PC on May 14, the developer announced today. Destructoid's Conrad Zimmerman was quite fond of the game, despite so... read
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Japanese indie games!

Playism is localizing doujin games for PS4, Vita


Astebreed, Croixleur Sigma, and more coming west in 2015
Apr 21
Good news for fans of Japanese indie games: Playism is bringing its wares to consoles.  We've known this was happening for a while, but now it's official. The company has announced plans to localize a number of Japanese ... read
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Project X Zone 2

Project X Zone 2 is looking all kinds of wonderful


Second Capcom, Sega, Namco crossover is the stuff of dreams
Apr 20
Bandai Namco recently announced Project X Zone 2 for Nintendo 3DS and today we get another look at the upcoming tactical role-playing game with dozens of new screenshots. Bask in their majestic glory. Just like its prede... read






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