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Conker creator on Rare barns, sequel plans, Rusty Pup and more photo
Conker creator on Rare barns, sequel plans, Rusty Pup and more
by Jonathan Holmes

Some weeks ago on Sup Holmes, we welcomed Chris Seavor of Gory Detail to the program. Chris got his start in games working on the original Killer Instinct at Rare. From the sound of it, Rare was able to harness the best aspects of big-budget and independent development in those days. Back then, each team at Rare worked in their own "barn" and made the games they wanted to play. And no, "barn" isn't slang for something else. They were really working in farmyard barns.

Other topics included Rare's special relationship with Nintendo, the hot competition between the Banjo-Kazooie barn and the Conker barn, the surprising, lasting success of GoldenEye, the creative freedom that allowed for Conker's Bad Fur Day to exist, the joy and pain (mostly pain) of voice acting, the company wide vote that contributed to Rare's sale to Microsoft, the malaise that set in thereafter, Chris' old plans for a Conker sequel, and a lot more. Chris even let a bit out about his highly secret new project The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup, currently planned for computers and Nintendo consoles. It's one to watch. 

Thanks again to Chris for appearing on the show! I certainly hope it won't be the last time we hear from him. Speaking of which, updates regarding the future of Sup Holmes can be found on our Kickstarter page. The campaign still has a few hours to go and you can already get a few free games on there. Who knows what will happen once the campaign is actually complete?!?! (Hint: we'll make more Sup Holmes and other stuff). 

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1:30 PM on 04.10.2014

Nintendo Download: More GBA games on the Wii U!

The Wii U is getting even more Game Boy Advance titles this week, in the form of Kirby & The Amazing Mirror as well as WarioWare Inc. Also appearing on the Wii U is My Exotic Farm, and My Farm is getting a perma...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 04.10.2014

Nintendo's bizzare Tomodachi Life confirmed for North American release

Over in Japan, Nintendo's Tomodachi franchise has been a massive hit, wracking up over 5.5 million units in sales. I guess they figured it's finally time for the series to see an international release, and today the pub...

Chris Carter

1:00 AM on 04.10.2014

Atlus picks up EarthBound-inspired Citizens of Earth

It's been said before that a "failed" Kickstarter isn't the end -- that every dollar matters even if the total amount raised ultimately falls short. That's true for Eden Industries' Citizens of Earth, a role-playing game whi...

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 04.09.2014

Natasha Allegri pays tribute to Smash Bros.' new high heels

When Nintendo unveiled Samus' new footwear in yesterday's Smash Bros. presentation, the internet went wild. "How dare they!?!" they cried, tears of shoe-serious stress and tension streaming down their faces. "Just because she...

Jonathan Holmes

1:00 PM on 04.09.2014

I could spend an hour looking at all the new Smash Bros. screenshots

If you haven't yet been to the official Super Smash Bros. website following yesterday's infodump from the all-Smash Nintendo Direct presentation, you're going to want to do so sooner than later. I feel like I've said it many ...

Jordan Devore

5:40 PM on 04.08.2014

Greninja and Charizard confirmed for Super Smash Bros.

Here are your new character reveals for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game on Wii U and 3DS -- Pokemon's Greninja and Charizard. Both of them seem to handle without the Pokemon Trainer in tow, and have their own unique...

Chris Carter





5:29 PM on 04.08.2014

Pokemon will get more attention in the new Super Smash Bros.

[Update: Greninja and Charizard have also been confirmed as fully playable characters.] Nintendo has given Pokemon a major focus in the new Smash Bros. games heading to the 3DS and Wii U this year, as Master Balls a...

Chris Carter

5:06 PM on 04.08.2014

Super Smash Bros. Wii U online modes detailed

The online modes for Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS have been revealed, and they sound like a massive step-up from Brawl. Nintendo notes that you can play online with friends and with random people -- but you want a "fas...

Chris Carter



Super Smash Bros. 3DS out this summer, Wii U version out in winter photo
Super Smash Bros. 3DS out this summer, Wii U version out in winter
by Chris Carter

Nintendo has dropped a huge bomb on us at the start of the Smash Bros. flavored direct. The 3DS version will be released this summer, and the Wii U version will be released this winter. Yes, that's months after the 3DS iteration.

Wow! That's one way to get you to buy the game on 3DS. Smash director Sakurai notes that the 3DS version will run at 60fps, even in 3D, but some of the Pokemon will run at 30fps. It looks pretty great so far, but I know more than a few people will be pissed at this development.

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Let's watch the Super Smash Bros. Direct together! photo
Let's watch the Super Smash Bros. Direct together!
by Jordan Devore

[Update: It's over! You can watch the presentation again in the embedded video above.]

We heard your guesses for what'll be announced at this afternoon's Super Smash Bros.-themed Nintendo Direct presentation and I liked what you all had to say. Tingle? That'd be a treat. Shulk? Total crowd-pleaser. There's also hope we'll get a release date and, according to Nintendo, that's officially happening: the game's "launch window" will be announced today.

It won't be long now until we find out that and more, so if you're able, come watch the Nintendo Direct with us as it happens live today at 3:00pm Pacific. We'll post any breakout information here on Destructoid, but consider this your comment thread to go wild in for the time being.

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3:15 PM on 04.08.2014

Atlus gives birth to a Conception II unboxing video

I've had my face in my PlayStation Vita for weeks now, trying to wrap up my play-through of upcoming RPG Conception II for a review for next week. I was hoping to bring you a fat, juicy preview of this baby making dungeon cr...

Dale North



LEGO The Hobbit now available photo
LEGO The Hobbit now available
by Conrad Zimmerman

Warner Bros. has released LEGO: The Hobbit to retailers in North America today, with a European release coming on April 11. As one might expect, new marketing materials have been released for the game, including the above launch trailer. 

There was once a part of me that was pretty disappointed when the LEGO game franchise implemented full voice acting for the characters. The non-verbal communication techniques used in earlier games always struck a chord with me, and their comic effect was exploited to great success. That said, I'm over it. The voice-over work is just great in this, and I'm not looking back anymore.

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Azure Striker: Gunvolt opens up official English site photo
Azure Striker: Gunvolt opens up official English site
by Chris Carter

Keiji Inafune and his superstar development collective are hard at work with creating Mighty No. 9 for every platform under the sun -- but who knows when it's actually coming out. As confirmed to us at BitSummit 2014, we know for sure that Azure Striker Gunvolt, Inafune's other Mega Man game is hitting the 3DS this summer.

That's starting to become a bit more real, as Inti Creates has launched an English version of a Gunvolt site, complete with character bios and some information, as well as screenshots. The site has been having some traffic issues as of this morning, so stay tuned if it doesn't work for you at the moment.

Gunvolt [Gunvolt.com]

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6:00 PM on 04.07.2014

Bandai Namco reportedly recruiting talent for 'Smash Bros. 6'

Nintendo may be hyping upcoming Smash Bros. titles for Wii U and 3DS, but according to Siliconera (via Game Jouhou) Bandai Namco has been sniffing around for talent to work on a "Smash Bros. 6" for a 2015 release. As posted o...

Brittany Vincent

6:00 PM on 04.06.2014

Retro City Rampage 3DS revenues already surpassed 360, new patch live

When Retro City Rampage was released last year, developer Brian Provinciano was inundated with requests to put the game on the 3DS. It didn't look likely at first. Brian was already tackling the job of building the game on P...

Jonathan Holmes