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9:00 PM on 04.09.2013

Bayonetta DLC now available for Anarchy Reigns on PSN

Bayonetta has arrived once again on PlayStation Network, this time as a downloadable playable character for Anarchy Reigns. After enjoying months of exclusivity as a GameStop pre-order bonus, the Umbra Witch is now freel...

Kyle MacGregor

12:30 PM on 02.08.2013

Platinum: W101 & Bayonetta 2 will stay exclusive to Wii U

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is going multi-platform, and no one's all that bothered. Rayman Legends is going multi-platform, and that bit of news is met with slightly more perturbation. Whatever your opinion on any individua...

Tony Ponce



New releases: Skulls of the Shogun will slay you photo
New releases: Skulls of the Shogun will slay you
by Fraser Brown

Monday has once again arrived, so you know the drill: it's another week of new releases. We're leaving January behind in a somewhat subdued fashion, but there's certain to be something that will catch your eye.

Skulls of the Shogun has caught my eye this week, though lamentably it's only dropping on platforms I have no access to. Maybe it's time for me to upgrade to Windows 8? Nah, probably not. Regardless, it looks like a fun strategy romp for those who like to chuckle while commanding undead minions.

Other than that, there's co-op shenanigans in the form of the medieval theme park scrapfest, Dungeonland; the IGE award-winning Antichamber drops on PC; Omerta: City of Gangsters opens its doors to prospective mobsters; you can shoot people in the face and make things go "boom!" in Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear; the 3DS gets some love thanks to Bloody Vampire and Witch's Cat; play the most hardcore sport of them all in Let's Fish! Hooked On; and more platforms get Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault. This and a whole lot more magically appears this week.

Anything floating your boat?

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12:45 PM on 01.24.2013

Bayonetta is coming to the PlayStation Network

Platinum Games fans, rejoice! Bayonetta will be coming to the PlayStation Network on January 30 for $19.99. It's safe to assume that this version will be the patched version of the PS3 game, due to the fact that the base vers...

Chris Carter

11:45 AM on 01.23.2013

Platinum Games offers an early look at Bayonetta 2

Although Platinum Games' new trailer for Bayonetta 2 doesn't show any gameplay, instead focusing on some enemy designs, concept art, and Bayonetta's legs, it's worth watching for fans of the original. Throughout the video, v...

Jordan Devore



The biggest videogame controversies of 2012 photo
The biggest videogame controversies of 2012
by Jim Sterling

Another year, another round of videogame controversies! 2012 was perhaps one of the biggest years ever for scandal and strife, filled with sexism, lies, and ... Doritos? 

We've compiled the most outrageous outrages of the year, though narrowing it down to just the biggest and most explosive stories was pretty damn tough. Come with us on a trip down memory lane, as we look at the biggest videogame controversies of 2012. 

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6:30 PM on 11.20.2012

Pre-order Anarchy Reigns, receive in-game Bayonetta

I'm pretty sure I was here exactly a year ago, telling you about just how excited I was that Anarchy Reigns was coming in January. Well, it didn't exactly turn out that way, and for a majority of this year the release of the...

Brett Zeidler

10:00 AM on 11.08.2012

Anarchy Reigns 'Day One Edition' revealed

After over a year of mindgames, it appears as if the dawn of Anarchy Reigns is finally upon us. In addition to launching at a respectable $30, it'll also have a few pre-order content exclusives. For pre-ordering the game, you...

Chris Carter

11:30 PM on 09.28.2012

Mega64: Bayonetta 2's on Wii U, time to kill yourself

I'm going to be upfront with you guys and admit that this may be Mega64's worst videos ever. It's not funny at all, just really morbid and forced. Not that I don't agree that reactions over Bayonetta 2's Wii U exclusivity ar...

Tony Ponce



Platinum's Inaba: Bayonetta 2 wouldn't exist w/o Nintendo photo
Platinum's Inaba: Bayonetta 2 wouldn't exist w/o Nintendo
by Tony Ponce

The announcement of Bayonetta 2 as a Wii U exclusive is destined to go down as one of the big "betrayals" of gaming history, right up there alongside Final Fantasy VII on the PS1. So-called "fans" of the original Bayonetta were quick to express their displeasure at the news, and not even an explanation of the situation by Platinum Games president Tatsuya Minami could quell the fire.

Bayonetta 2 is being published by Nintendo, strongly implying that no other company was willing to throw its support behind the title. Nonetheless, some gamers continue to hold out hope that the sultry sequel will somehow go multiplatform. Producer Atsushi Inaba decided to put the kibosh on any false hopes when he informed Polygon, "Would Bayonetta 2 not exist without Nintendo? The answer is yes."

He elaborates, "We are not viewing this as a change of platform. We were looking for a partner to create Bayonetta 2 and Nintendo was a strong, cooperative partner that was willing to create and grow Bayonetta 2 together [with us]. As a result the platform became the Wii U." There's really only one way to interpret this: Nintendo was the only company that demonstrated any significant interest in getting the game made.

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10:30 PM on 09.14.2012

The DTOID Show: Wii U, Bayonetta 2, & Far Cry Monkeybombs

The Destructoid Show was LIVE today with fanciful fun and magical treasures for everyone, and blah blah something something, I don't know -- it's Friday why are you making me write these sentences. If you missed it, the Wii U...

Max Scoville

11:45 AM on 09.14.2012

Platinum Games explains Bayonetta 2 Wii U exclusivity

Tatsuya Minami, President & CEO of Platinum Games, reached out to fans via their website to try to explain why Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive title. He says he realizes that the announcement may have shocked some f...

Dale North

11:30 AM on 09.14.2012

'Fans' of Bayonetta to kill themselves over Wii U sequel

Arguably the biggest surprise at yesterday's Wii U press event was the announcement of Bayonetta 2, and that the game will be a Wii U exclusive published by Nintendo. My first thought was "This will get people who t...

Jonathan Holmes



Bayonetta 2 announced as an exclusive Wii U game (Update) photo
Bayonetta 2 announced as an exclusive Wii U game (Update)
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update: Teaser trailer has been added.]

Bayonetta 2 has been announced! Platinum Games will be bringing out the game for the Wii U. The producer on the original game is on the project, and this is an exclusive for the Wii U with Nintendo publishing the game. 

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10:00 AM on 08.17.2012

Assassin's Creed dev accuses game journalists of racism

Assassin's Creed III creative director Alex Hutchinson has accused game journalists of "subtle racism" thanks to the way they treat Japanese games. Apparently, enjoying the narrative of Japanese games is condescending and rac...

Jim Sterling

8:00 PM on 06.30.2012

The Question: Can videogames make you feel ashamed?

[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Atlus recently put out a trailer for the 3DS beat 'em up Code of Princess, and reactions were generally positive,...

Jonathan Holmes