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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



Review: Dynasty Warriors 8 photo
Review: Dynasty Warriors 8
by Jim Sterling

Dynasty Warriors 8 takes place in the far future, where three rival cyberpunk gangs duke it out on the streets of Neo New York, armed to the teeth with laser fingers, eye-whips, and guns that shoot acidic screaming skull bullets.

That's a lie, actually. Once again, it's about Chinese kingdoms fighting for control of China. 

There's only so many ways you can explain the unchanging premise of Dynasty Warriors before you start just making stuff up out of boredom.  This is not to say that Dynasty Warriors 8, for all its familiar foundations, is boring in any way. On the contrary, to the seasoned fan who simply cannot get enough hack n' slash silliness, this may indeed be the best installment in the series. After a recent run of mostly disappointing games, this eighth main chapter is more than a return to form. It's the new gold standard. 

Acid skull bullets be damned. 

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9:00 AM on 07.11.2013

This Battle Princess of Arcadias trailer is intriguing

Footage for the upcoming Battle Princess of Arcadias is in, and it's looking pretty good as I'm getting Vanillware goosebumps as we speak. The heroine, Plume, will have 900 weapons at her disposal as she hacks and slashes he...

Chris Carter

6:00 PM on 07.09.2013

Crytek made Ryse so you can just mash buttons if you want

Ryse: Son of Rome is already on thin ice with a lot of people. Between the incessant quick-time events and the bland-looking gameplay, there doesn't seem to be a lot of excitement for this title. Some information recent...

Brett Makedonski





1:15 PM on 07.01.2013

Have a giant clump of Dynasty Warriors 8 screenshots

Dynasty Warriors 8 is out later this month and I'm so excited for it I'm going to cut symbols into my arms and headbutt a window. That, and I'll post this ridiculous amount of screenshots.  Menus, cutscenes, action shots...

Jim Sterling