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1:00 PM on 11.24.2013

Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers hits PS3 November 26

Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers' destiny clashes this Tuesday, November 26, when it smashes its way onto North American PlayStation 3's. Released last week in Europe, both at retail and on PSN, the NA version of the game is fore...

Wesley Ruscher



Review: AquaPazza: Aquaplus Dream Match photo
Review: AquaPazza: Aquaplus Dream Match
by Wesley Ruscher

When this past generation began, fighting games seemed to be on their last legs. Capcom fighters were nowhere in sight, Sega’s Virtua Fighter laid hidden in the deepest of digital fight clubs, and Namco’s Tekken and SoulCalibur began to wane after a few uninspired sequels. But to the hardcore, fighting games never went away; their devotion kept the once booming genre alive -- even if it had been relegated to a “niche” category.

Then Street Fighter IV happened. Like an injection of Red Bull straight into the vein, the genre got its renaissance. Doors were opened and more and more fighters saw, not just daylight, but also success. The power of the Xbox 360 and PS3 brought more realistic and jaw-dropping 3D models, and increased memory gave us high-definition 2D sprites that rivaled the quality of hand-drawn animation.

The advent of live streaming has additionally kept the viability of the genre flowing, especially in the wake of EVOs recent tidal wave of popularity growth, and in the public eye for the foreseeable future. Additional platforms, like XBLA, PSN, and Steam, also afford us more venues for fighting games to come out on. Pair that with the closing of this current generation, and a few titles that would normally not see the light of day are beginning to radiate through the cracks.

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9:00 AM on 11.17.2013

Wake up to this live-action Lightning Returns commercial

Set to release next week in Japan, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII latest 15 second TV spot showcases a live-action version of the titular character. Albeit extremely brief, the model portraying Lightning, intermixed w...

Wesley Ruscher

6:00 PM on 11.10.2013

Cave bringing a little RPG to their next shooter

Best known for manic console arcade bullet-hell shooters, like Deathsmiles and Akai Katana, Cave is mixing up the formula slightly with their next mobile shmup release, Don Paccin. The vertical shooter, slated for both ...

Wesley Ruscher



Review: The Guided Fate Paradox photo
Review: The Guided Fate Paradox
by Wesley Ruscher

One of the greatest things about video games is the opportunity they afford us to take on roles we'd normally never have the chance to do. For example, in The Guided Fate Paradox, the latest from the team that brought us the Disgaea: Hour of Darkness -- that job is to become a God.

While playing the God, or a god, is not new to the universe of gaming (Populous, Black & White, and ActRaiser to name a few) the way it is implemented by Nippon Ichi Software leads to quite the unusual set of circumstances and one hell of a good time.

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3:00 PM on 10.27.2013

Akiba's Trip 2 knocks more than socks off

Acquire's Akiba's Trip 2 is a demon destroying beat'em up where you literally beat the pants off your enemies. The latest video for the title showcases... well it showcases exactly what one would expect from a game wher...

Wesley Ruscher

1:00 PM on 10.24.2013

Mugen Souls Z coming West, minus creepy bath minigame

Compile Heart's Mugen Souls Z, a sequel to PS3 RPG Mugen Souls, will be coming to Europe and North America in 2014 courtesy of NIS America. My guess is there is a "Z" in the sequel's title because it looks enough like a "2" t...

Steven Hansen

6:00 AM on 10.22.2013

Zipline like a Batman: 13 minutes of Killzone Shadow Fall

Hey! You! Yeah, you! Killzone: Shadow Fall comes out next month (that's this...Shadow Fall...man I wish I had used that when we were still in summer). If you're into it, you should cop this straight gameplay (starting around...

Steven Hansen

11:00 PM on 10.17.2013

Dream on: Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Tales crossover

What happens when Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, and Tales producers Yosuke Saito, Shinji Hashimoto, and Hideo Baba share space in Japanese monthly V Jump? JRPG nerds fangasm off into the sunset. A snippet of possible collabora...

Steven Hansen





6:00 AM on 09.11.2013

PS3 2D fighter Aquapazza coming November 19

Atlus has been drinking the crazy water and is publishing the loony 2D fighter Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match, as we recently reported. The previous "Holiday 2013" release window has now been narrowed down to November 19. Th...

Steven Hansen

3:30 PM on 08.21.2013

Atlus bringing crazy 2D fighter Aquapazza to PS3

The email I received from Atlus today pretty much asks the perfect question: "Have you ever dropped a bookcase on someone in a fighting game?" Uh... well that would be a wholehearted no, but I have a feeling that answer might...

Wesley Ruscher

8:00 AM on 08.11.2013

Play Yakuza 1 & 2 massage sub-stories in private on Wii U

While playing all those saucy hostess club sub-stories in private in the Yakuza 1 & 2 HD remake due later this year was already known -- thanks to this uncomfortably strange trailer -- a recent interview in Fami...

Wesley Ruscher



These Tales inspired cosplays will soothe your soul photo
These Tales inspired cosplays will soothe your soul
by Wesley Ruscher

It only took two years for the thirteenth flagship title in the Tales series to reach western shores, but now that Tales of Xillia has finally arrived what better way to celebrate than with a collection of some fantastic cosplay traversing the series' lineage. 

From the PlayStation classic Tales of Destiny, to the soon to be remastered Tales of Symphonia, all the way to the present with Tales of Xillia; there definitely is no shortage of breathtaking cosplays to admire. To narrow it down we've limited this week's entries to a few characters from the most prominent games in the series. Even this was near impossible.

So let us know below which one is your favorite. And as always, if you have any spectacular cosplays you'd like to show off here, send them in to tips@destructoid.com.

Until next time!

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5:00 PM on 07.14.2013

Sneak a peek at the Tears to Tiara 2 opening cinematic

What was once an eroge series in Japan, Tears to Tiara has since dropped its erotic ways jumping over to the PlayStation 3 console with a more teen friendly remake. Following a five year absence since its debut on Sony's con...

Wesley Ruscher

1:00 PM on 06.22.2013

Dragon Quest X is coming to PC

Square Enix announced today on a special ten-hour Dragon Quest X livestream that the once-Nintendo exclusive will be coming to PC on September 26 in Japan. The base game will retail for ¥ 3990 Yen (roughly ...

Wesley Ruscher

11:30 AM on 06.18.2013

I don't want to forget about Ys: Memories of Celceta

XSEED Games may have single-handedly championed the Sony Vita at this year's E3. Not one, but three offerings are slated from the niche publishing localization house. Japanese RPGs like Valhalla Knights 3 and Ragna...

Wesley Ruscher