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April Fools' Day has passed and we've managed to survive. So Miles Morales isn't replacing Peter Parker wholesale but we do still believe in that Nintendo Direct a week into their charade.
[Update: one of the co-authors of the game Path of Shadows has provided a comment for Destructoid for clarification. "Twin Souls from Lynce Studios is a commercial project for profit while Path of Shadows is an academic...
Strider isn't a particularly tough game on Normal mode, but it can get a bit dicey on some of the more involved boss encounters. It also has a number of advanced techniques that can be employed to slice up even more dudes than you're used to, so use the following tips to become a true master ninja.   
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Ninjas and explosions: two great tastes that you would think taste great together, right? Throw them in a pot, mix with weapons, gadgets, and frenetic multiplayer action, and you have a recipe for an awesome adventure. Sadly, I don't think this one cooked long enough.
Videogame ninjas are seriously the worst ninjas of all time. It's kind of hard to keep hidden in the shadows when there is a trail of blood and limbs running right up to your present location. Still pretty badass, though. Tw...
Gentlemen, get your oils and scented candles ready, because Senran Kagura Burst will be arriving in Europe some time in Q1 2014. Americans received a localization confirmation from XSEED earlier this week, seemingly leaving o...
Senran Kagura Burst is coming to the Nintendo 3DS in North America, XSEED Games has announced. The Tamsoft-developed side-scrolling brawler will launch exclusively via the Nintendo eShop this fall.  A two for one followi...
Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello have all done their thing; now it's time for Leonardo to step up and show 'em why he is the strongest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Leo has always been the blandest of the four. Everyone e...
Under Itagaki's watch, the Ninja Gaiden series was about big production values, precise action, and serious-face gameplay. Those days are over. With Inafune at the helm of this new Ninja Gaiden spin-off, the tone has gone th...
GameTrailers has the exclusive debut trailer of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, the zombie-infested Ninja Gaiden spin-off being handled by the trinity of Team Ninja, Spark Unlimited, and Keiji Inafune's new studio Comcept. Damn, does...
After giving Mikey and Raph a moment in the spotlight, Donnie comes out to strut his stuff in the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows trailer. A character trait that usually gets glossed over in Ninja Tur...
The adventures of Bravoman, Super-Unequaled Hero of Excellence, continues with the second episode of his new web cartoon. As before, voice actor legend Rob Paulsen is the number one reason to tune in, lending his talents to ...
The bad boy of the Turtles makes his proper debut in a new trailer for Activision and Red Fly's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Compared to Mikey, Raph is a lot more aggressive and brutal -- watch him Izuna...
When Activision pulled the lid off Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, we admired the combat but sneered at the Turtles' grim-dark makeovers. Then Steven Hansen checked out a preview build, and we all became ju...
The marketing of booby ninja school girl brawler series Senran Kagura is simply outrageous. Branded tissue boxes? Facepalm worthy. Themed desserts? Fairly creative. Cell phone charms? Well, that doesn't sound so bad... ... oh...
After climbing down 350 floors of traps, monsters, and ninja ghosts, not to mention the extra levels seemingly without end, I've come to one conclusion: I should never become a ninja. Sure, I should have known that before I e...
After the extremely sour-tasting Ninja Gaiden III that was, in my mind, a disaster in nearly every way possible, it's a bit hard to trust Team Ninja without Tomonobu Itagaki at the helm. Nonetheless, Team Ninja is still extre...
Tecmo Koei has confirmed that in addition to the new content that was added to the Wii U version of Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, the Xbox 360 version of the game will be getting Smartglass support. Basically, this version of...
Mark of the Ninja, one of the best games released last year, is now on sale for $4.99 on Steam. If you haven't gotten a chance to play this gem yet, now is the time, as you can spend your entire weekend slinking around and sl...
I can see myself spending a long, long time playing Super House of Dead Ninjas. Originally released as a Flash game playable on [adult swim] games, this 2D action-platformer has since made its way onto Steam with exclusive ne...
The sequel to Vita the Ninja Gaiden franchise launch title is coming later this month. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus drops February 26, complete witha new cast, new features, boss battles and more. Tecmo Koei dumped a bunch of ne...
Not even three months since Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge landed, we already have evidence that PS3 and 360 ports of the enhanced Wii U port are on the way. Japanese retailer Rakuten has let slip that Razor's Edge will drop fo...
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus is on the way, and to celebrate, Tecmo Koei has a new gameplay trailer ready for eye consumption. Of course, that stupid armadillo boss is back, and I can hear the sounds of my controller hitting th...
Remember Ninja Gaiden Z? That weird spinoff game where the chief goal is to kill the franchise hero Ryu Hayabusa? Although details on planned platforms have been scarce, leading some to believe it was a next-gen project, it s...
In my my post last week about new Bandai figurines, I very casually mentioned that booby ninja schoolgirl series Senran Kagura was receiving a new installment on PS Vita. It immediately occurred to me that Dtoid never formal...
Last night on Mash Tactics, we had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Nels Anderson, Lead Designer of the amazing stealth platformer, Mark of the Ninja. If you just so happened to miss it live, check out the abov...
Gyroetsu Nageloop is a videogame published by Nintendo in Japan for the 3DS eShop. It plays like easily comprehended puzzle game (specifically, like Magnetica) but it's storyline is... well, I'm not really sure what it is. T...
Senran Kagura Burst, the sequel to last year's 3DS ninja booby high school brawler, is scheduled for release in Japan on August 30. Time for one last marketing push, right? Until August 19, you can visit Cafe Euro in Akihabar...
I've only been half paying attention to the licensed anime titles coming out of Japan lately. I mean, after hearing about the 1000th Dragon Ball Z iteration, it's quite easy to lose interest. But this new Naruto game for 3DS...
This is the opening movie for Senran Kagura Burst on 3DS. In the words of Jonathan Holmes, "I've never seen something switch from totally awesome to totally stupid so rapidly." It begins with your typical "stare longingly ou...
In this video from E3 2012, Jonathan Holmes shows off his ninja star-throwing skills in "Takamuru's Ninja Castle," one of the Nintendo Land minigames being used to showcase the Wii U. It looks pretty responsive, and quite a bit of fun. As Holmes said, it's got that Nintendo whimsy. Take a look at the video to see how he fares against these adorable assassins.
This is the third in a series to preview all of the games within Nintendo Land for the Wii U. You can check out The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest here and Luigi's Ghost Mansion right here! Ninjas star in some of my favorite g...
Last week, Marvelous revealed Senran Kagura Burst, the sequel the hit 3DS brawler starring school-aged masturbation fodder. And what goes better with horny adolescent fap material if not a box of tissues? On April 28 and 29, ...
Ninja schoolgirl brawler Senran Kagura sold, like, super well in Japan, so while us Westerners wait ever so patiently for a localization announcement, Marvelous is wasting no time pumping out a sequel. Appropriately titled Se...
Ninjas may be one of the most popular character tropes in videogames after zombies and robots, but in all honesty, most of them suck at the one thing they are supposed to be good at. Ryu Hayabusa may strut around like a big o...
I was in Tokyo last year for the unveiling of Ninja Gaiden 3 to a select group of press. It certainly looked great, but some in attendance were worried about Team Ninja's changes to the tried-and-true formula. The latest in t...
The other day, I got an email from rapper Random, asking me if I'd be interested in scoring an exclusive single from his new Final Fantasy VII album Black Materia: The Remixes. My exact response was, "Aw, hells yeah! That wo...
On February 22nd, the Vita is going to have a couple titles that feature a master ninja. There is, of course, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus, which features the legendary Ryu Hayabusa, but there's also another ninja stealth title t...
A whopping seventy-two of them, in fact, and that's just counting the playable characters. The number swells considerably when you look at support-only characters and move-set variations on the same character (there are s...
The VGAs are just a few hours away, and we already have our first massive announcement from the show, leaked for your viewing pleasure. According to this trailer spotted on NeoGAF, Metal Gear Solid Rising is now called Metal ...
As a long time fan of the Ninja Gaiden series, I was a bit skeptical when I learned Team Ninja was looking to reestablish the series. After it's last showing at TGS left many confused and a bit worried, me included, the devel...
Stop-motion animation will never die, and the world is a better place because of that! In this wonderfully choreographed video, Ezio from Assassin's Creed goes toe-to-toe with... ummm... uhhhh... the guy from Tenchu? I dunno... maybe? Whatevs, some ninja dude who gets his sh*t ruined. It's all good fun, so no biggie. Assassin's Creed Revelations Fan Tribute: Assassin VS Ninja! [YouTube]
BWA HA HA HA HA HA! Okay, we all had some laughs. Time to get serious. Yes, there is actual gameplay footage of Senran Kagura, only it's all hiding. Like all things on the Internet, secrets aren't kept secret for long. Above...
I'm sure there is a case to be made about upcoming booby ninja high school 3DS game Senran Kagura's being a legitimately solid title with plenty of action to satisfy the needs of the brawler crowd. This video, though? Doesn't make that case. 3DS Senran Kagura Changing Room [YouTube]
You can be forgiven for glancing at Shinobido and presuming it to be a Tenchu knock-off. After you stop raging and consider it looks kind of neat, you may do a quick Google search and discover it's made by the same developer...
Jonathan Holmes and myself are fascinated by Senran Kagura, the boobie ninja schoolgirl action title for the 3DS. Despite producer Kenichiro Takaki's claims that the game's content has worldwide appeal, its intentionally high...
It's Saturday, the start of Labor Day Weekend, and you don't have any plans. Rather than cry into a pint of Ben & Jerry's Phish Food, why don't you give this little Flash game a go? The hours will melt away. / ESCAPE \ is...
At first glance, Senran Kagura may look like yet another borderline-pedophile fantasy from the depths of a Japanese subculture's disturbing preoccupation with "youth", but according to producer Kenichiro Takaki, it's not...
Guys. Guys. Hey guys. There is a 1993 arcade game from Irem called Ninja Baseball Bat Man. There is a game called Ninja Baseball Bat Man. A game called Ninja Baseball Bat Man. Ninja Baseball Bat... Why are we only learning a...