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1:15 PM on 11.15.2013

Ace Attorney producer wants to revive some Capcom titles

With the arrival of the new generation, Capcom is looking to try new strategies for how to better satisfy its audience. And while Deep Down is an interesting experiment, a producer at Capcom has some other ideas in mind -- an...

Alessandro Fillari


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1:00 PM on 10.07.2013

Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition is coming in November

After being put on hold due to contractual issues with the first Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, the much-loved sequel is finally getting an enhanced release. Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition will be coming to PC and Mac ...

Joshua Derocher



Grab an exclusive Neverwinter item from Destructoid! photo
Grab an exclusive Neverwinter item from Destructoid!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Neverwinter is finally out of beta and in the hands of the masses, and to celebrate, our friends at Perfect World have given us 10,000 codes for some in-game items just for Dtoiders! Included in the pack are a Dtoid-exclusive Eye Patch (see gallery below), ten Potions of Fortification, Reflexes, and Lesser Healing, five Portable Altars, and five Identify Scrolls. Not bad!

Sound like your cup of tea? Hit the jump for redemption instructions!

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Review: Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara photo
Review: Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
by Jonathan Holmes

Part of the appeal of Dungeons and Dragons (the table top RPG) is that it takes you out of the modern day of 24 hour news cycles and constant connection to everyone everywhere through multiple simultaneous internet portals. It takes you to a place of pen, paper, monsters and real human to human socialization. Appropriately enough, Capcom's re-release of these two Dungeons and Dragons games also work to take you back to bygone era -- the arcade era, a time that was also focused on the tactile and "irl" interactions.

Though there are plenty of coin gobbling design choices here that simply don't make sense for today's consoles, they still offer some of the best opportunities possible to escape into the medieval world of the 90s.

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Neverwinter out on June 20, first expansion revealed photo
Neverwinter out on June 20, first expansion revealed
by Joshua Derocher

You should go play Neverwinter -- it's awesome. Right now it's in open beta, but on June 20 it will be officially released. Part of this release includes a new end-game area that will combine "PvE, PvP and dungeon delving into one epic gameplay experience," which sounds completely amazing. Launch day will also feature a big patch addressing tons of balancing issues found during the beta period.

The first expansion, called Fury of the Feywild will come out this summer. All we officially know about it is right on that page. It's going to be green, have glowing trees, and Sharandar will be under siege. It's not much of an announcement, but it is comforting to know that new content will be coming out quickly after release. 

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7:00 PM on 05.24.2013

Chronicles of Mystara trailer showcases the Dwarf

Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is coming soon for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC, and you can get a closer look at the Dwarf character in the trailer above. As his description suggests, the Dwarf is a front-li...

Chris Carter

4:00 AM on 05.24.2013

DeNA's next two games are G.I. Joe and Dungeons & Dragons

DeNA is continuing their partnership with Hasbro by releasing two new titles: G.I. Joe Battleground and Dungeons & Dragons Arena of War. G.I. Joe I expect will be much like the Transformers game where you collect and bat...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 PM on 04.20.2013

Dungeons & Dragons destroys peoples lives

Crazy alert: radical TV preacher Pat Robertson is at it again. In a new video aimed at warning the world of hidden evils, Robertson asserts that Dungeons & Dragons is a "demonic" videogame. In previous discussions throug...

Taylor Stein

4:00 AM on 04.05.2013

Neverwinter goes into open beta on April 30

Apparently a lot of you like Neverwinter, the upcoming free-to-play MMORPG. Seriously, we ran out of closed beta codes for the game within minutes! Well for those of you who missed the special closed beta weekend events, you...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:45 PM on 03.22.2013

PAX: Capcom breathes new life into D&D arcade classics

Capcom announced today at PAX that Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara, its sequel, would be getting remastered into an HD double-pack for modern platforms. These two four-player arcade brawler...

Fraser Brown



Here are 5,000 Beta Weekend 3 codes for Neverwinter! photo
Here are 5,000 Beta Weekend 3 codes for Neverwinter!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Codes expired! Hope you had fun!]

Destructoid has partnered with our friends at Perfect World to bring you 5,000 codes for this weekend's leg of the Neverwinter beta! Set in The Forgotten Realms campaign for Dungeons & Dragons, this free-to-play action-MMO sees players exploring the ruins of the great city of Neverwinter in search of delicious treasure. Yum! (Check out our full preview from last month for more details!)

The beta begins tomorrow, March 22, at 12 PM Pacific, and lasts until March 24 at 11:59 PM Pacific. To claim your code from Dtoid, just head on over to our beta giveaways page and push the big red button! For redemption instructions and a look at what's new for Beta Weekend 3, read on!

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Here are 2,000 beta codes for the D&D MMO Neverwinter! photo
Here are 2,000 beta codes for the D&D MMO Neverwinter!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update 2: We're giving away five more on Twitter this Saturday, March 9. After that, you'll have to wait for Beta Weekend 3!]

[Update: They're gone! Boy, that was fast. Follow us on Twitter; we might get more!]

Destructoid has partnered with our friends at Perfect World to bring you 2,000 codes for this weekend's leg of the Neverwinter beta! Set in The Forgotten Realms campaign for Dungeons & Dragons, this free-to-play action-MMO sees players exploring the ruins of the great city of Neverwinter in search of delicious treasure. (Check out our full preview from last month for more details!)

The beta begins tomorrow, March 8, at 12 PM Pacific, and lasts until March 10 at 11:59 PM Pacific. To claim your code from Dtoid, just head on over to our beta giveaways page and push the big red button! For redemption instructions, read on!

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D&D MMO Neverwinter plays like a good action-RPG photo
D&D MMO Neverwinter plays like a good action-RPG
by Joshua Derocher

There are a lot of massively-multiplayer online games on the market today, many of which are still very similar to World of Warcraft. While the graphics, setting, and characters may change, the core gameplay often feels the same. Hotkeys and a screen full of action bars have become the normal way to play MMOs, but there are a few games like TERA that have tried to break away and bring more action into the mix. TERA did a pretty good job with the action, but the setting and quest design was too generic and most people found it to be lackluster.

Cryptic is stepping into the "action-MMO" space with Neverwinter, which is somewhat of a follow-up to the classic Neverwinter Nights series. Based on the popular Forgotten Realms setting from Dungeons & Dragons and the Fourth Edition ruleset, this has the potential to be an interesting free-to-play title. I had the chance to jump into an early beta event with the developers and run a quick raid, and from what I have seen so far, this one might be able to deliver some good times.

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Review: Crimson Shroud photo
Review: Crimson Shroud
by Chris Carter

The Guild01 collection is a very special project that I'm glad we could be a part of. Although the last game in the set isn't slated for a release out of Japan, the mere fact that Level-5 decided to take a chance with any of them is good enough for me.

Crimson Shroud signifies the end of the western releases of Guild01, so its release is bittersweet. Thankfully, it's also the strongest game in the package, and one of the most unique games on the 3DS eShop right now.

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How I learned to stop worrying and love the tabletop RPG photo
How I learned to stop worrying and love the tabletop RPG
by Sophie Prell

I love role-playing. I like being a half-elf, half-demon on a bloody rampage; I like being a sci-fi ex-black ops badass on a quest to rescue his daughter; I love being a naughty schoolgir -- wait, sorry -- wrong kind of role-playing. What's funny is that the more I play tabletop role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, CthulhuTech, or Ironclaw, the more I appreciate the influence such systems have on the games we display on our televisions.

It could be said I first got into gaming when I was very young (around 5 or 6) and my brothers would play their fancy schmancy NES and Genesis while I was around. I would whine that I wanted to play too, and sometimes of their own accord, sometimes of divine, parental intervention, I would be allowed a controller. I'd say I became a gamer at age 10, with Metal Gear Solid, as I would spend evenings either playing it, drawing characters, or writing out my wonderful fifth grade screenplay adaptation.

But it wasn't until age 20 that I was introduced to tabletop role-playing. I would hang out with my friends and do homework while they gathered around a table and rolled dice. I asked them what they were doing, and how to play. Soon enough, I was right back to age 6, begging to give it a try.

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6:30 PM on 09.14.2012

PC release of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition pushed back

The PC version of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition was scheduled to release next Tuesday, but it has now been pushed back -- quite a bit back, actually -- to make sure all of the pieces are in place at launch. The new date is ...

Jordan Devore