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Senran Kagura Bust

Senran Kagura Burst box art was almost even sexier


This is a brawler, by the way
Mar 14
Marvelous AQL didn't shy away from titillation with apparent porn game Senran Kagura Burst's European box art. The initial plan was even more blatant. The original box art design, prototyped above, was a slip cover. The outer... read

Fight Club as a 16-bit beat-em-up game


Do you want to finish her off?
Mar 10
This was a treat to find this morning. It's the latest installment of "8-Bit Cinema", a series from YouTube Channel Cinefix which presents how films might have been represented in classic games, and they've cast Fight Club&n... read
Guacamelee!

Guacamelee's Super Turbo Championship Edition enhancements detailed


Multiple save slots, independent dimension swapping, and more
Mar 06
How many copies of Guacamelee! is too many? At first glance, I was sure I'd be able to pass on the recently-announced Super Turbo Championship Edition for Xbox 360, Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One having played it once before on PS3... read
Senran Kagura Busted

Senran Kagura Burst commercial likens it to pornography


It's a little bit [videogame] and a little bit [boobs]
Feb 28
If you still live at home with an edgy "No stupid people beyond this point" sign on your door and your mom still cleans your bedroom for you because you are a child, she might find your porn game, this unfunny commercial suggests, with bundled up tissues and Vaseline.  Yes, you'll be Senran Kagura BUSTED.  read
Double Dragon

Double Dragon: Neon update addresses online lag


Tell your bro
Feb 27
Patrick reviewed the recent PC version of Double Dragon: Neon and found the game itself to be rad but couldn't say the same for its online cooperative play due to input lag. A new update on Steam has been released to remedy t... read

Battle Princess of Arcadias collides with PSN in 2014


It's up to you to defeat the monsters invading your once peaceful kingdom!
Feb 14
Battle Princess of Arcadias and its splashy art are bound for North America and Europe later this year, thanks to the fine folks at NIS America. The Odin Sphere-esque action role-playing game will launch on PlayStation 3... read
Double Dragon

Double Dragon: Neon now available on Steam


Get ready to ROOOOOOOOCK!
Feb 06
The zaniest adventure of Billy and Jimmy Lee is available for PC players today, as Double Dragon: Neon arrives on Steam. You may now purchase it for the perfectly reasonable sum of $9.99. Setting aside all of the awesome... read
To the Death

Side-scrolling shooter/fighter To the Death looks great


From former Infinity Ward devs
Jan 21
Words can wait. Hop to To the Death's Kickstarter page and hit play on the video. Get past the few concept images and check out the 0:15 mark. Yeah. That. YES. This beauty comes from former Infinity Ward and Sony Santa Monic... read
Guacamelee bundle

El Bundle Fantástico de Guacamelee! está en PSN ahora


If you don't already own it, now is a good time to get it
Jan 14
Guacamelee! came out early last year, and ended up being my second-favorite game of 2013, with its bright colors, unique setting, and satisfying brawler combat all wrapped up into a Metroidvania. I recommend it whenever ... read
Double Dragon

Double Dragon: Neon coming to Steam with online co-op


Sold
Jan 08
Midnight City has announced the PC version of Double Dragon: Neon and the big new addition for Steam is the inclusion of online cooperative play. That's more than enough reason to play this again, in part, for its killer sou... read
Senran Kagura 2

Tamsoft announces Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson


Also for the 3DS
Jan 07
Even though it may be lacking in some areas, people seem to be enjoying Senran Kagura Burst -- at least, enough for developer Tamsoft to announce a sequel. Famitsu has confirmed that the game will be called Sen... read
Get to know the people that make great videogames
Eight days ago on Sup Holmes (now on iTunes) we were joined by Interabang Entertainment's Justin Woodward. His story is among the most engaging we've had on the show yet. Justin went from hustling burnt CD to gaining two col... read feature

Dubstep Dragon

Allez cuisine! Double Dragon hits Wii U, 3DS eShop


The power of might! The power of right!
Dec 13
The original Double Dragon, the game that started it all, is now available on the Wii U and 3DS eShop. I don't know if it still holds up. I can tell you the movie starring Iron Chef America's Chairman does not. I can bet the cartoon doesn't, either. But, in the words of my uncle: that music is still balling. I've looped the trailer a few times already just listening to it. read
Samurai Gunn

Samurai Gunn stealth released on PC today


You want in on this insanity
Dec 10
Samurai Gunn (from boy genius Beau Blyth) has been flying under the radar for a while, but now it's available for the entire world to experience. The frantically-paced Bushido brawler released on Steam and the Humble St... read
Super Comboman

Sup Holmes is super with combo man Justin Woodward


Get to know the people that make great videogames
Dec 08
This week on Sup Holmes we continue Adult Swimember with Justing Woodward of Interabang Entertainment. Justin's worked in the industry for years, but it probably best known for Super Comboman, the 2D action platformer with be... read
3DS

Sega 3D Classics Altered Beast and Sonic out now for 3DS


Take a trip to the ol' eShop
Dec 05
Following last week's debut of 3D Space Harrier and Super Hang-On on the 3DS eShop, another pair from the Sega 3D Classics line is available: 3D Sonic the Hedgehog and 3D Altered Beast. These are priced at $5.99/€4.99/&p... read
ATLUS

Dragon's Crown shipments soar past 800,000 copies


Atlus vaunts successful figures for contentious PS3 and Vita brawler
Dec 03
Atlus has announced Dragon's Crown shipments and digital sales have climbed north of the 800,000 mark since Vanallaware's PlayStation 3 and Vita brawler ventured out into the wild this summer. The controversial... read
Class dismissed
Eight years ago when Microsoft kicked off this generation with the Xbox 360, the concept of downloadable arcade titles on a home console was nothing more than a vision. With the Xbox 360 came the Xbox Live Arcade and one ad... read feature

Senran Kagura launch date

Senran Kagura Burst hits Nintendo 3DS on November 14


XSEED announces provocative side-scroller for release next week
Nov 08
Senran Kagura Burst is hacking and slashing its way to North America on November 14, XSEED Games has announced. The "buxom ninja brawler" will be available exclusively via the Nintendo 3DS eShop for $29.99.  The story f... read
Vanillaware

Muramasa Rebirth transports DLC westward early next year


Meow
Nov 01
Muramasa Rebirth's long-awaited Genroku Legends downloadable add-ons will finally make their way to North America in early 2014, Aksys Games has announced. The supplementary content for Vanillaware's PlayStation Vita action ... read
Killer Instinct

New Killer Instinct trailer reveals Spinal and much more


Double Helix shows off the goods
Oct 31
During IGN's recent livestream event for Killer Instinct, much of the focus was on B.Orchid's return in the newest entry of the series. As a fan favorite, Double Helix was keen to show off its redesign and new mechanics for ... read
Akiba's Trip 2

Akiba's Trip 2 knocks more than socks off


PlayStation panty punching pummeler
Oct 27
Acquire's Akiba's Trip 2 is a demon destroying beat'em up where you literally beat the pants off your enemies. The latest video for the title showcases... well it showcases exactly what one would expect from a game wher... read
Senran Kagura

XSEED targeting November launch for Senran Kagura on 3DS


Nothing set in stone just yet
Oct 21
Senran Kagura Burst will descend upon the Nintendo 3DS eShop in November or sometime thereabouts, XSEED has revealed. The publisher hasn't quite nailed down a definite launch date just yet, but is still on targeting an a... read
Megabyte Punch on Steam

Megabyte Punch now on Steam, 20% off until October 22


One part megabyte pineapple juice, one part megabyte ginger ale
Oct 16
While only a relative handful of titles have risen from the pits of Steam Greenlight to be featured on Steam proper, the number of games able to make that claim is steadily rising. One such title is Megabyte Punch, which Pat... read
ATLUS

Dragon's Crown cross-platform multiplayer now live


New patch allows PS3 players to play with Vita owners
Oct 16
Dragon's Crown is now equipped with cross-platform multiplayer in North America, Atlus USA has announced. A new title update allows PlayStation 3 and Vita players to set aside their differences and band together in four-player co-op adventures. Happy hunting! read
Death by kitten
I was feeling pretty cocky when I entered the home of a classy vampire and her kitten chum. I had a magical sword, a hat that gave me Flash-like super speed, and more health-giving apples than you could possibly eat in a life... read feature

Dragon's Crown

Dragon's Crown now available in Europe for PS3 and Vita


Cross-platform play coming at a later date
Oct 11
Hell hath no fury like a European Atlus fan. That much I know. Still, every once in a while there's cause for celebration across the pond. Today is one of those days, as Dragon's Crown now available across Europe for PlayStat... read
The co-op brawler that rewards performance over pummeling
[Update: Contest over! Winners have been PM'd their codes.] Our friends at Devolver Digital have given us 20 codes for their new co-op brawler Foul Play to hand out to the Destructoid community! In Foul Play, you get to contr... read feature

Kickstarter

River City Ransom: Underground funded


Double Dragon's Abobo is in the game
Oct 07
In its final days, the Kickstarter campaign for River City Ransom: Underground was funded. Despite sincere enthusiasm for the property and what looks to be a more-than-capable team handling development, I wasn't so sure this... read
River City Ransom

How to animate River City Ransom: Underground


Animation is hard!
Sep 29
During last week's live questions session on Podtoid, a bunch of you asked me to do a tutorial on how to make sprite artwork. What a bad idea! I'm flattered that people thought Constructoid and Runner looked OK, but if you w... read
Battle Princess

Get a huge taste of Battle Princess of Arcadias


I'm pretty much sold
Sep 25
Battle Princess of Arcadias is still looking great, especially in this extended gameplay trailer. I love how simple the character switching mechanic is -- it almost feels like a tag-team fighting game. The enemy variety also... read
River City Ransom

River City Ransom: Underground gets a piece of disaster


BARF!
Sep 15
River City Ransom was a pioneer in so many ways. It was brought RPG-style leveling, attack acquisition, and item hunting to the cute co-op beat-'em-up genre nearly 20 years before Castle Crashers was released. It was also on... read






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