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3:00 PM on 09.04.2014

Xbox One has cool invisibility feature in Japan where everyone ignores it

The Xbox One is now available in Japan. The country is continuing its proud and long-standing tradition of not caring about the Xbox, however. Twitter user @kaztsu has tweeted pictures of Akiba game stores readying to sell th...

Steven Hansen

1:45 PM on 09.04.2014

Why are we excited about these New 3DS packaging shots?

An informal poll of the Destructoid staff reveals that we're all senselessly excited for this New 3DS. It doesn't make sense. None of us need one. We should be mad at Nintendo for having us wanting another iteration. But we'r...

Dale North

1:15 PM on 09.04.2014

Tokyo Game Show expects to break records with over 700 games, 400 exhibitors

Tokyo Game Show 2014 is going to be good. CESA sends word that they've planned a record-breaking year this year with 417 exhibitors showing 731 games. This is 75 more exhibitors than last year and more than double the number ...

Dale North

9:00 PM on 09.03.2014

Japanese Super Smash Bros. 3DS commercial is cute & pastel

The N64 Super Smash Bros. commercial will probably stick with me more than any other TV commercial for a videogame, but this 3DS-focused Smash Bros. commercial from Japan is nice in its own right. 

Steven Hansen

7:30 PM on 09.03.2014

Persona 4 Ultimax tops Japanese sales charts

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax made its debut atop the Japanese software charts with 89,000 units sold, according to the latest figures from sales tracking authority Media Create. In doing so, the fighting game from Atlus and Arc Sy...

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 PM on 09.03.2014

New 3DS is region locked because of course it is

Nintendo announced the New 3DS and New 3DS XL last week during a Direct presentation. These are coming first to Japan this October with a new C-Stick, additional shoulder buttons, better 3D, near-field communication for amiib...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 09.03.2014

You got your PoPoLoCrois in my Harvest Moon!

PoPoLoCrois will be fusing with Harvest Moon for PoPoLoCrois Farm Story. The game will feature several characters from the PoPoLoCrois series, and the protagonist will be Prince Pietro. In addition to command-based RPG battle...

Brittany Vincent

5:00 PM on 09.03.2014

Bladestorm remake also coming to PS3 and Xbox One

We learned this week the Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War (PS3, 360) remake from Koei and Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force would be coming to PS4 as Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War &a...

Steven Hansen

4:30 PM on 09.03.2014

Pokkén Tournament is about 30 percent complete

In a Famitsu interview about Pokkén Tournament translated by Siliconera, Bandai Namco's Masaaki Hoshino told the publication that its Pokémon fighting game is approximately 30 percent complete, with the first pl...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 09.03.2014

Senran Kagura: Estival Versus could feature transparent costumes

Several new details have dropped about the latest iteration of the Marvelous fighting series Senran Kagura: Estival Versus. The game will be introducing four new characters: three sisters named Renka, Hanabi, and Kafuru, and ...

Brittany Vincent

12:30 PM on 09.03.2014

Disgaea 5 pumps up the volume of characters on-screen

Disgaea 5 will be the biggest game in the series to date, stated developer Nippon Ichi Software's president Sohei Niikawa. He stated that the company had considered designing the game to be multi-platform with a release on th...

Brittany Vincent





11:00 AM on 09.02.2014

God Eater 2: Rage Burst coming to PS4 and Vita

Namco Bandai announced a touched up God Eater 2, God Eater 2: Rage Burst will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita in Japan.  God Eater 2 came to PSP and Vita last year in Japan. Yes, PSP. It was also insinuated that the franchise would continue, perhaps with a proper God Eater 3 down the line. 

Steven Hansen

10:30 AM on 09.02.2014

Persona 5 director apologizes for showing so little, thanks fans

Persona Team head Katsura Hashino is always quick to thank the fans patiently waiting for Persona 5. We got our first trailer this weekend, though it's all anime scenes, nothing in-game. Hashino posted a message on ...

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 09.02.2014

Persona, Dragon Quest, Gundam, Disgaea, Bloodborne -- Sony's whole pre-TGS conference

Sony Japan's pre-TGS press conference took place in the wee hours of Sunday night in North America. In case you missed it, the entire conference, where we saw our first trailer for Persona 5, is up on YouTube. There was a gr...

Steven Hansen

11:00 AM on 09.01.2014

In Japan, PlayStation Plus members get access to 250 PSP games this year

[Update: Evidently, Sony's press release states that you need to own the UMD first to get a free transfer.] Over in Japan, the PSP-to-Vita service is a bit different. They have a program called "UMD Passport," where you ...

Chris Carter

6:00 AM on 09.01.2014

Japan gets pink and white Vita

After showing off some Vita games meant to appeal to women, Sony announced a new, pink and white Vita variant at its pre-TGS conference.  It looks like that pink and white 3DS that I still regret not getting. I chose the...

Steven Hansen