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Doujin Games

Doujin bundle: Seven Japanese indie games for cheap

Sexy pigeons!
Oct 16
// Kyle MacGregor
Groupees has returned with another cornucopia of strange and wonderful independently-developed games from Japan. The service's latest bundle features seven doujinsoft titles, which can be acquired in pairs of your choosing f...
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Please Have My Babies

Conception: Please Have My Baby sequel has waifus aplenty

So kawaii!
Apr 28
// Kyle MacGregor
Despite Spike Chunsoft showing some interest in bringing Conception 2 to western shores, it seems doubtful this Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita game will ever manage to escape from Japan. A bizarre dungeon crawler...
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Jurassic Heart

In which you date a ukulele-playing T-rex named Taira

I love videogames so much
Apr 11
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
I think we're all pretty familiar with dating sims. They're typically really cute, but mostly they're pretty erotic. Admit it, we've all played them before just to see what they were about and most of the time they're not tha...
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PSone Imports

GungHo importing six more PSone Classics from Japan

Grasshopper's new parent company delivers the eastern goods
Apr 09
// Kyle MacGregor
Half a dozen PSone imports are making their way across the Pacific this spring courtesy of GungHo Online. A trio of titles have already arrived on PlayStation Network, with the rest completing their voyage come May 7. First o...
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Proactive portables
Remember Conception? Yeah, that PSP dungeon crawler where the protagonist must save the world by having magical children with a dozen celestial maidens. Well, it's getting a sequel and publisher Spike Chunsoft seems keen on b...

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Otome Games

Aksys: There's a western market for otome games

Localization expert discusses viability of niche genre
Mar 18
// Kyle MacGregor
Otome games are a niche within a niche. Visual novels and dating sims focusing on romantic relationships from a female perspective, they've never quite gained traction outside of Japan. Maybe that's starting to change though....
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PSone Imports

GungHo releasing a half dozen PSone Imports on PSN today

JRPGs and dating-sims and bears. Oh my!
Mar 12
// Kyle MacGregor
GungHo Online has returned with another set of PlayStation Classics that never made it out of Japan. The Grasshopper Manufacture parent company has announced six titles for release via PlayStation Network as a part of th...
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Collect women and save Japan from giant pudding

Konami unveils latest project from the team at LovePlus Production
Feb 17
// Kyle MacGregor
Konami has unleashed the latest project from the team at Love Plus Production upon the world. Fu-Un! Nadeshiko Collection launched back on Thursday via Japanese social networking service GREE and it looks...
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Keiji Inafune's Niece?!

Aksys localizing game where you are Keiji Inafune's niece

Game of the year!
Feb 16
// Josh Tolentino
I have to hand it to Aksys. They've been taking a lot of risks on titles which, even in today's tolerant environment, would still be considered niche-within-niche. Games like this one, Sweet Fuse: At Your Side (Bakudan Handan...
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Dating Sim

Konami teasing new dating sim romp from LovePlus team

Flirty fun?
Feb 07
// Kyle MacGregor
It looks like there's a new project in the works from the folks that behind LovePlus. A Konami teaser site names series producer Akira Uchida and artist Mino Taro as the creators behind what appears to be a new dati...
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Princess Arthur

Meet Princess Arthur's hunky Knights of the Round Table

Isn't Galahad just dreamy?
Jan 20
// Kyle MacGregor
In case you missed it before, Princess Arthur is an otome game based on Arthurian legend. The game follows a young woman named Alu who retrieves a sacred sword encased in stone before falling in with a group of sexy young kn...

Date the Knights of the Round Table in Princess Arthur

What is this I don't even
Jan 04
// Kyle MacGregor
The PSP isn't dead. Not if companies like Aksys, XSEED, and Atlus have anything to say about it anyway. Every month or two the system seems to add a new title to its library and lately they usually seem of the niche Japanese ...

New Gal Gun trailer is best enjoyed solo

Mar 02
// Hiroko Yamamura
Still feeling embarrassed and dirty from viewing the Gal Gun PS3 DLC gallery we posted the other day? Well, prepare to dive right into the mud pit of shame. Alchemist has posted a new trailer, showing us a...

Dress ladies up after you shoot them in Gal Gun PS3

Feb 28
// Hiroko Yamamura
The wacky rail shooter, Gal Gun has finally made its way to Japanese shelves on PS3, more than a year after the Xbox 360 release. Since the game has shown up so late to the party, it has decided to bring a few tanta...

The DTOID Show: Xbox Live Tattoos, ME3 guns, & Vita Sales

Jan 04
// Max Scoville
Hey guys! Here's our first official episode of The Destructoid Show of the new year. Like, in the studio. With a script. For starters, we briefly discussed our stance on SOPA and encouraged you guys to go make a fuss. As...

Disabled girl dating sim Katawa Shoujo is out now

Jan 04
// Josh Tolentino
Like the first legless man to compete in a marathon, few expected it to finish, but it has finally happened: Katawa Shoujo, an indie visual novel developed by the former 4channers at Four Leaf Studios, is finally out, after f...

Japanese dude tries to look up an augmented reality skirt

Dec 30
// Tony Ponce
New Love Plus is the 3DS sequel to that one DS game where you could form deep, intimate relationships with anime girls. It made some people do crazy things, like marrying their virtual girlfriends. This video isn't that craz...

Katawa Shoujo is a game I first heard about years ago but that hasn't been discussed on the Destructoid main page. At least, I didn't notice any posts after a cursory search. Anyway, Katawa Shoujo (which translates to "Disab...


Talking To Video Games About Women!

Dec 10
// Max Scoville
So, we've all seen what happens when Jonathan Holmes goes around Talking To Women About Video Games, but what happens when I'm alone. In my apartment. Talking to video games. About women. Alone. This is just something I threw together in my spare time. Haven't really decided if I wanna do more or not. Lemme know what you guys think!

Inter-species dating sim gets an English patch

Nov 27
// Jonathan Holmes
So here's the scoop. There is a free dating sim for PC called Hatoful Boyfriend. You play as a school girl who dates pigeons... I think. I haven't been able to get the game running on my PC yet, so I can't be sure, but here i...

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