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7:15 PM on 01.29.2013

Character progression in Fire Emblem: Awakening explained

Fire Emblem: Awakening is almost here, guys. Just one more week; you can make it. To get you ready and up to speed, Nintendo has produced a new video that completely explains the character progression system in the latest in...

Brett Zeidler

11:45 AM on 01.28.2013

Nintendo Network is going down for maintenance

Beyond Nintendo's regular maintenance of its online services, the company will be going through a brief period of emergency maintenance for the Nintendo Network this week. If you experience any odd behavior over the next two ...

Jordan Devore



C'mon, Level-5! Localize Ni no Kuni DS already! photo
C'mon, Level-5! Localize Ni no Kuni DS already!
by Tony Ponce

Tomorrow, January 22, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch finally arrives on US shelves. The PlayStation 3 role-playing game is a collaboration between developer Level-5, and animation house Studio Ghibli -- two companies that are among the most consistent in their medium in terms of quality. Any joint effort from these two powerhouses demands attention.

I demoed Wrath of the White Witch at E3 and came away quite tickled. Jim Sterling certainly had a ball based on our official review. And Dale North... well... he's Dale North. After years of waiting, we should all feel happy and blessed that we are about to get our mitts on such a treasure.

But I'm not happy, guys.

Ni no Kuni PS3 may have made the journey overseas, but the DS original remains grounded in Japan. And there is zero reason for that. None.

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1:30 PM on 01.08.2013

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes announced for this fall

Mixing LEGOs, videogames, and comics together has always seemed like a good idea -- certainly something I would have loved to see as a kid. TT Games is pressing on with yet another title, and this time it's LEGO Marvel Super ...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 01.02.2013

Warner Bros. announces three LEGO Legends of Chima games

If you had told me that Legends of Chima was already a successful LEGO property, I would have believed you. But it's not! Not yet, anyway. Described as a "fantasy adventure set in land inhabited by different magical animal tr...

Jordan Devore

9:30 AM on 12.28.2012

Be a McDonald's Store Manager in Dragon Quest VII game

You'd expect to play as a wizard or warrior in a Dragon Quest game, but in this McD DS downloadable promotional game in Japan, you can also play as a McDonald's crew member or store manager. DS title Dragon Quest VII: McDonal...

Dale North

11:00 PM on 12.20.2012

Listen to the Adventure Time 3DS OST now on SoundCloud

Guys, Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?!! (also known as the greatest thing to ever happen to me) has an amazing soundtrack. I don't even know how to begin to describe it to you guys. Which is good, ...

Brett Zeidler

8:00 PM on 12.19.2012

The 3DS game card case is back up in Club Nintendo

All the coolest stuff goes way too fast in the Club Nintendo shop. Once it's gone, it's gone for good. That is until the rare occasion that Nintendo realizes just how popular an item was, and brings it back for a limited time...

Brett Zeidler

11:00 AM on 12.12.2012

SEGA to sue Level-5 for patent infringement

SEGA is taking Level-5 to court over its Inazuma Eleven soccer games, claiming they infringe on a patent the larger publisher holds.  The bone of contention is the ability to move characters via a finger or pen on a...

Jim Sterling





4:30 PM on 11.26.2012

Wii U sells 400,000 units

Nintendo of America's minestrone president, Reggie Fils-Aime, has taken to CNET to proclaim the Wii U a sellout and reveal the sale of 400,000 units since launch last Sunday. For comparison, the Wii was also able to get anoth...

Jim Sterling

1:30 PM on 11.25.2012

Sup Holmes gets rad with WayForward's Sean Velasco

[Destructoid's Director of Communications Hamza Aziz asked Jonathan Holmes to make a show called 'Sup, Holmes?' so that Destructoid could later sell a t-shirt that says 'Sup, Holmes?' on it. This is that show. Subscribe ...

Jonathan Holmes

7:00 PM on 11.24.2012

What WayForward took from Studio Ghibli and slasher films

Last week on Sup, Holmes (available now on iTunes) we were graced with the presence of Adam Tierney, director of such games as Silent Hill: Book of Memories, Aliens: Infestation, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Centipede...

Jonathan Holmes

6:00 PM on 11.24.2012

Adventure Time: HIKWYSOG!?'s Secret Self Portrait Screen

It's feels a little wrong write this post. Publicizing the existence of this "secret screen" obliterates any semblance of secrecy that it once had. I blame Pendleton Ward for this. Some secrets are just too gr...

Jonathan Holmes



Review: Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal... photo
Review: Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal...
by Jonathan Holmes

Adventure Time is currently my favorite show on television. It offers the same kind of nonchalant surrealism, iconic but expressive characters, and the simple delivery of complex themes that got me interested in videogames in the first place. The potential for Adventure Time to make the jump from animated series to engrossing videogame is staggering. Sadly, that potential has been largely squandered up until this point.

When series creator Pendelton Ward announced that he was working with WayForward, one of the most talented and resourceful small developers in the industry, on creating an Adventure Time game for the DS and 3DS, my expectations immediately shot sky high. Unbelievably, those expectations were largely met. At times, they were even exceeded. Too bad it's all over so soon.

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8:00 PM on 11.19.2012

Battle against Pokemon World Champions' finalists

Before the launch of Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 it was revealed that select winners from this year's Pokémon Video Game World Championships (which ended back in August) would have their characters ...

Harry Monogenis

1:30 PM on 11.14.2012

Here is how Adventure Time: HIKWYSOG? was made

Last week on Sup Holmes, we were lucky to talk to WayForward's James Montagna, the director of Adventure Time: Hey Ice King Why'd You Steal Our Garbage? for the DS and 3DS (podcast available here). James was kind enough...

Jonathan Holmes