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Deep Down

Deep Down will not have playable female characters


New information on Capcom's PS4 RPG comes to light
Feb 16
Capcom's Deep Down has been on many gamer's radar since it was first announced back at the system's unveiling. As Sony's latest console edges closer and closer to its Japanese this month, so does new information regarding the... read

Drakengard 3 comes out on May 20 in North America


Look at all the stupid pre-order crap
Feb 05
Square Enix has announced that Drakengard 3 will be arriving on May 20, 2014 in North America for the PlayStation 3. Along with the release date they've announced a really convoluted pre-order system. Pre-order between today... read
Fjorgettable
Ouya users have not had a lot to be excited about for a while now. Excepting a few titles like Towerfall, there is not much worth owning on the microconsole, and especially few games that are not available elsewhere. As one o... read feature

Mighty Quest For Epic Loot open beta arrives February 25


Will also mark the debut of fourth playable character
Jan 28
The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot is finally set to enter open beta starting February 25. The free-to-play hack and slash game is kind of like a crossover between Diablo and Dungeon Keeper, letting you hunt for treasures across ... read
Doujin Games

Croixleur Σ hits Comiket this week, Steam in early 2014


New trailer showcases latest enhancements to doujin hack-and-slasher
Dec 29
Croixleur Σ is launching this week at Comiket 85 in Tokyo, Japan. An updated version of the doujin action game that found its way to western shores earlier this year, the title boasts a variety of improvements, in... read
Square Enix

Drakengard 3 gets lengthy new trailer for Japanese launch


Available now for your importing pleasure
Dec 21
If Sony is going to make good on its promise of ten year life cycle for the PlayStation 3, it's going to need a little help from games (like Drakengard 3) that continue to trickle out for the venerable system in a ... read
What is this I don't even
Nintendo has lost its mind. (In a good way. I think.) During this morning's Nintendo Direct presentation, company president Satoru Iwata revealed a collaboration with Tecmo Koei tentatively called Hyrule Warriors. The working title looks to combine Dynasty Warriors' hack and slash formula with The Legend of Zelda's universe. Weird! It's coming to Wii U sometime in 2014. read feature

Diablo III

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls closed beta is now underway


Crusader clicking commences
Dec 14
The closed beta for the first Diablo III expansion, Reaper of Souls, has officially gone live for PC player's of Blizzard click n' slash role-playing extravaganza. If you've opted in for the beta, and are eager to try out the... read
Review Round-up: Week ending 12/7
Oh December! You are by far my favorite month of the year, and not just because it's Christmas and my birthday. Your winter slumber in the games department allows me the leisure of checking my backlog list twice and knocking ... read feature

Free

PS Mobile titles Gun Commando, Mononoke Slashdown go free


Download these for your PS Vita
Dec 05
As Chris told us, Sony is giving away ten PlayStation Mobile games for free this holiday season. The current pair of titles is an old-school first-person shooter called Gun Commando and a 2D hack-and-slash romp named Mononoke... read
Hard fought, harder plot
Through the course of eight stages, Rain Blood Chronicles: Mirage tells the story of two swordsmen, Soul and Shang. Recent recruits of an assassin order known as "Cabal," they seek answers to the mystery of their disappeared mentor, Jade, lost on a mission against a domineering power in the Martial Realm. At least, I'm pretty sure that's what happened.   read feature

Vanillaware

Muramasa Rebirth transports DLC westward early next year


Meow
Nov 01
Muramasa Rebirth's long-awaited Genroku Legends downloadable add-ons will finally make their way to North America in early 2014, Aksys Games has announced. The supplementary content for Vanillaware's PlayStation Vita action ... read
Techland

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


Techland is going for the when-it's-done approach
Oct 30
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... read
Ryse: Son of Rome

Ryse trailer promises as much blood as you can handle


Salute your new centurion
Oct 18
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... read
Sexy time does not equal fun time
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 ... read feature

Doujinsoft

Nyu Media unveils new wave of Japanese indies coming West


Fighters, and shooters, and brawlers! Oh my!
Oct 14
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... read
God Eater 2

Namco Bandai vaunts God Eater 2 opening anime


PlayStation Vita and PSP action RPG drops in Japan next month
Oct 13
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... read
Doujin Games

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


Steam Edition includes an extensive array of new content
Oct 11
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... read
Square Enix

Drakengard 3 flying to North America, Europe in 2014


Square Enix announces localization for PlayStation 3 action role-playing game
Oct 09
[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... read
Dragon's Crown

Dragon's Crown gets cross-platform play in Japan


Play between your PS3 and Vita
Oct 09
[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... read
Warriors Orochi 3

Warriors Orochi 3 gets a brand new Vita-centric trailer


Also known as Musou Orochi 2 Ultimate
Sep 25
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... read

Mighty Quest for Epic Loot gets a playable female


And she has a GIANT axe
Sep 10
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... read
Ryse: Son of Rome

Crytek upped Ryse's AI difficulty to offset QTEs


Now it just takes longer to get to the quicktime events
Aug 28
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 ... read

Ryse will have multiplayer microtransactions


Just more reasons to pass on this one
Aug 22
[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... read
Freemium

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


All due to negative feedback
Jul 30
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 ... read
It's like Diablo and Dungeon Keeper had a baby
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... read feature

Holds these Drakengard 3 screens close to your wet chest!


More images of Square Enix's 'hit them with things' games
Jul 22
[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, ... read

Dynasty Warriors 8 Xbox 360 patch incoming


Slowdown defeated an officer
Jul 22
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... read
Fun Shui
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 bull... read feature

Battle Princess

This Battle Princess of Arcadias trailer is intriguing


NIS teams up with developer Felistella
Jul 11
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... read
Ryse: Son of Rome

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


Press X to express more disappointment
Jul 09
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... read

Have a giant clump of Dynasty Warriors 8 screenshots


X, X, X, Y, X, X, X, X, Y
Jul 01
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... read






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