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1:00 PM on 10.30.2013

Hellraid won't be ready in time for release this year

Between Hellraid and Dying Light, it's the former Techland game I'm more curious about. (I'm burned out on the developer's zombie titles. Can you blame me?) While this does rather blatantly look like a project from the people...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 10.18.2013

Ryse trailer promises as much blood as you can handle

You know what next-generation console launch title hasn't been delayed? Ryse: Son of Rome. That one's truckin' right along as expected. Microsoft released a new story trailer today in case you need some context for your cont...

Brett Makedonski



Review: Valhalla Knights 3 photo
Review: Valhalla Knights 3
by Wesley Ruscher

Valhalla Knights 3 is dark and seedy. Its world congested with miscreants, lowlifes, and criminals; its landscape drab, dreary, and rundown. It borrows the unforgiving brutality of Dark Souls; the backbreaking grind found in the hardest of dungeon crawls; and all the statistical management and character tweaking of a typical MMORPG wrapped in a fantastic soundtrack by famed Japanese composer Motoi Sakuraba.

It also suffers from a pedigree that is quite abysmal. Beginning on the PSP and making a brief detour on the Wii, the Valhalla Knights series has been nothing short of a disappointing. An action-RPG series full of promising ideas, but ideas slopped together haphazardly to much critical chagrin.

With Valhalla Knights 3 though, developer K2 has a chance to start fresh on a new platform. Moving to the PS Vita, a system still much in its infancy, allows the developer a better chance of carving out a niche for itself in a landscape void of staunch competition. For the most part Valhalla Knights 3 cleans up the mess of its predecessors; unfortunately it introduces a whole new bevy of embarrassing design decisions to boot.

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11:00 AM on 10.14.2013

Nyu Media unveils new wave of Japanese indies coming West

The next wave of Japanese indie games is on its way to the West. Doujinsoft publisher Nyu Media has tipped its hand, revealing five titles across three genres in its Winter and Spring 2014 lineup. Yatagarasu Attack on Ca...

Kyle MacGregor





6:00 PM on 10.13.2013

Namco Bandai vaunts God Eater 2 opening anime

Namco Bandai has released the opening cinematic for God Eater 2, courtesy of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED animation studio Ufotable. It's incredibly stylish and beautifully rendered, so I'm sure it'll look just stunning on t...

Kyle MacGregor

2:30 PM on 10.11.2013

Doujin hack-and-slash Croixleur coming to Steam in 2014

Croixleur is coming to Steam in early 2014 and will feature a myriad of new features unseen in the initial release, Destructoid learned today during an interview with Nyu Media founder Seon King. Developed by Japanese in...

Kyle MacGregor

10:30 AM on 10.09.2013

Drakengard 3 flying to North America, Europe in 2014

[Update: We've added a new gallery of screenshots. Check 'em out!] Drakengard 3 is hacking and slashing its way to North America in 2014, Square Enix has announced. Developed by Deadly Premonition studio Access Gam...

Kyle MacGregor

7:30 AM on 10.09.2013

Dragon's Crown gets cross-platform play in Japan

[Update: Atlus has informed Destructoid that North America will be getting this update as well.] If you own a Japanese copy of Dragon's Crown on either platform, you can grab a patch today that adds cross-platform play, allow...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 09.25.2013

Warriors Orochi 3 gets a brand new Vita-centric trailer

I had to do a triple-take on this one. Internationally, the game is known as Warriors Orochi 3, but in Japan, it's called Musou Orochi 2 Ultimate. Whatever the case may be, the game has a brand new trailer showing of its Vit...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 09.10.2013

Mighty Quest for Epic Loot gets a playable female

The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is a free-to-play dungeon raiding game where you loot castles and create castles of your own to challenge other players. The game is in open beta, and up till today featured three playable chara...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:30 PM on 08.28.2013

Crytek upped Ryse's AI difficulty to offset QTEs

Ryse hasn't exactly been perceived as the Xbox One's darling as Microsoft had hoped, and Crytek seems aware of the criticisms. After the game's less than warm reception at E3, the developers took steps to alter the most ...

Brett Makedonski

10:00 PM on 08.22.2013

Ryse will have multiplayer microtransactions

[Update: Microsoft has released a statement addressing exactly how microtransactions will work in Ryse. “The progression system in ‘Ryse: Son of Rome’s’ cooperative multiplayer experience offers player...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:30 PM on 07.30.2013

Ubisoft alters Mighty Quest so it isn't pay to win

One of the biggest concerns about large publishers entering the free-to-play scene is that they'll shamelessly exploit the monetization aspects of their games to the extent that the entire experience becomes pay to win. Only ...

Brett Makedonski



Preview: The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot photo
Preview: The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot
by Wesley Ruscher

It should go as no surprise that Ubisoft’s The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot caught a lot of people by surprise at this year’s E3. A clever combination of two genres that inherently belong together; this lovechild of Diablo and Dungeon Keeper oozed an unwieldy amount of charm in both its design and snarky humor.

To think, a brand new IP -- from the franchise factory Ubisoft -- that blends the hack n’ slash loot whoring fun of a dungeon crawler with the maniacal mischief found in a dungeon defender. Really, what’s not to be excited for?

Well, three dirty little words that can carry a nasty little stigma: “free-to-play.”

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10:00 AM on 07.22.2013

Holds these Drakengard 3 screens close to your wet chest!

[Update: I am not changing the typo in the headline.] You woke up this morning and hoped you'd seen some Drakengard 3 screenshots on Destructoid, didn't you? Well, you're 100% covered! Here are some Drakengard 3 screenshots, ...

Jim Sterling





8:00 AM on 07.22.2013

Dynasty Warriors 8 Xbox 360 patch incoming

While I adored the latest iteration of Dynasty Warriors 8, it appears the Xbox 360 version was not quite as superb as the PS3 alternative. Fans have reported some real bad slowdown, severely hampering the game. Fear not, thou...

Jim Sterling