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10:50 AM on 07.23.2013

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate gets 'Pop Idol' sets, new modes

Here's a fat update on Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, coming this September for Xbox 360 and PS3. First, a Pop Idol character costume set has the girls of DOA dressing up like music stars. Ayane and Kasumi go J-Pop, while Hitomi, ...

Dale North

11:00 AM on 07.22.2013

Dynasty Warriors dev: Xbox One needs earlier Japan launch

Dynasty Warriors director Atsushi Miyauchi has said that if Microsoft has any hope of gaining success in Japan, it needs a simultaneous launch, one much nearer to the North American release date.  "I think Microsoft...

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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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







I met Keiji Inafune! We discussed Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z! photo
I met Keiji Inafune! We discussed Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z!
by Tony Ponce

Guys. I met Keiji Inafune at E3. I interviewed Keiji Inafune at E3.

I've achieved everything I've wanted to accomplish in my relatively short career as a games journalist. There is literally nothing else for me to do except pack my things and move on. I'm kidding, of course, but I'm not joking about how big a dream come true this was.

My meeting with Inafune was a complete surprise. Each of the Destructoid writers had been handed a list of appointments, and I saw Tecmo Koei on my schedule. I rightly assumed it was to discuss Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, but I had no idea whether I'd be speaking directly with someone from the dev team or not.

If I had known Keiji Inafune, the man whose work has had such a profound impact on hobby and my life, would be standing behind that door, I would have come prepared with a better list of questions. Nonetheless, I stepped in the room, put on my most professional face, and did my absolute best not to squeal like a schoolgirl.

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2:40 PM on 06.16.2013

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is your new horror action comedy

Under Itagaki's watch, the Ninja Gaiden series was about big production values, precise action, and serious-face gameplay. Those days are over. With Inafune at the helm of this new Ninja Gaiden spin-off, the tone has gone th...

Jonathan Holmes

3:46 PM on 06.11.2013

Go nuts with these Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z videos!

Good golly, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z looks like fun. Colorful as heck, with a fantastic cel-shaded design, and packed with good ol' fashioned overkill, this is the kind of game I can get behind.  Yaiba's making its E3 presence felt with a couple of fun videos. You can check out the gameplay footage above, and two more videos below. Enjoy!

Jim Sterling

3:37 PM on 06.11.2013

It's E3, time for a Dynasty Warriors 8 trailer

It's E3, so that means it's time for more Dynasty Warriors stuff. This year, we get an English trailer for Dynasty Warriors 8, a trailer that mixed the music so loud you can't actually hear the English dub very well. Oh well...

Jim Sterling

3:00 AM on 06.07.2013

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z trailer takes a page from MadWorld

GameTrailers has the exclusive debut trailer of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, the zombie-infested Ninja Gaiden spin-off being handled by the trinity of Team Ninja, Spark Unlimited, and Keiji Inafune's new studio Comcept. Damn, does...

Tony Ponce

11:30 AM on 05.28.2013

Tecmo Koei's E3 line-up includes playable Yaiba

Tecmo Koei has a pretty solid line-up for E3 2013, set to go down in a few weeks in Los Angeles. At the top of the list, the Team Ninja and Keiji Inafune tag team title Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will be playable for the first tim...

Dale North

3:00 AM on 05.24.2013

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate gets another Virtua Fighter

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate expands its fighting roster with the addition of Virtua Fighter's Jacky Bryant. Fan favorite Ein will be also making his first return to the franchise since Dead or Alive 2. Plus there will be two ne...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:15 AM on 05.23.2013

Tecmo Koei hints at Pokemon Conquest sequel

After the initial release and success of Pokemon Conquest, we haven't really heard anything about a potential sequel -- that is, until the Executive Vice President of Tecmo Koei, Hisashi Koinuma recently dropped a juicy hint....

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 05.09.2013

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate confirmed for US and EU

As a quick follow-up to yesterday's story on Tecmo Koei's latest coming to Japan, we now know that Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is confirmed for North America and Europe, too. I mean, we had no doubts it was coming. It...

Dale North

10:45 AM on 05.08.2013

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate confirmed by Tecmo Koei

Remember that tease for something DOA related that featured Momoji? We were worried it would be for some silly character DLC. It turns out that it was a tease for a new game: Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. This week's Famitsu reveals that Dead or Alive 5 Ulitmate is coming to PS3 and Xbox 360. The only thing we know so far is pretty obvious by now: Momiji will be a playable character. Stay tuned.

Dale North

10:00 PM on 05.05.2013

Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly floats to PSN this week

Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly is creeping its way onto PlayStation Network this week. Its arrival is hot on the heels of the original Fatal Frame, which only landed on Sony's online service a few short weeks ago....

Kyle MacGregor