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Pokkén Tournament

Off-screen Pokkén Tournament footage has Gardevoir-on-Gardevoir action


Give the people what they want
Feb 11
As a man of simple tastes, my big takeaway from Pokkén Tournament's location test in Japanese arcades was Pikachu wearing shorts, but, I get it: game mechanics are important too. This off-screen video from seadraDS ha... read
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Tekken 7

There's a lot of lava in Tekken 7's arcade intro


Classic Kazuya versus Heihachi
Feb 10
Although I haven't gotten into the mainline Tekken games for a while (I've always favored Tag), Tekken 7 is looking pretty great. In this new intro video for the arcade version, you'll be able to see Kazuya and Hei... read
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He's really the Prince of All Jerks
I was surprised to find myself given the opportunity to interview Christopher Sabat; the founder of voice over studio, Okratron500, and the voice actor for Vegeta, and many other Dragon Ball characters. I've been a huge Drag... read feature

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Prepare to die harder
I'll be the first to say it: it's going to be the year of Souls. With the release of Bloodborne only a month away, which looks to redefine the experience along with its wonderful change of setting, From Software has been... read feature

Free Steam fighter photo
Free Steam fighter

Gundam Vs-like 2-on-2 arena fighter Rise of Incarnates on Steam


Early Acccess and free-to-play
Feb 04
Namco took the format of Gundam Vs. and brought it west with a new IP, the free-to-play Rise of Incarnates.  After some time in beta, Rise of Incarnates is now in Early Access. And unlike some games ... read
Bloodborne photo
Bloodborne

Glasses, tattoos, origins: A taste of Bloodborne's character creator


The potential for creating hideous monster people is high
Feb 04
In this short runthrough of Bloodborne's character editor, IGN was able to create a Harry Potter lookalike now that glasses are an option in the game. That's a worthwhile addition, but it's the "Origin" (i.e., class) option ... read
Bloodborne gameplay photo
Bloodborne gameplay

These first 18 minutes of Bloodborne make me feel all tingly


Got me feeling pee shivers
Feb 02
From Software's latest action-RPG looks to replicate the butthole-puckering tense gameplay that originated with its predecessors in the Souls series. IGN posted the first 18 minutes of gameplay (minus character creation... read
Pokkén Tournament photo
Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén arcade controller resembles Wii U GamePad


Suspicious, very suspicious
Feb 02
Well, maybe not exactly. It's certainly no fightstick, but it's also wider than your standard controller. Even still, the setups at the Pokkén Tournament location tests are giving me serious Wii U vibes. They may ... read
Pokkén Tournament photo
Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén looks hot: Shorts-wearing Pikachu and red Lucario


Location test underway in Japanese arcades
Jan 30
Now that Bandai Namco has begun testing Pokkén Tournament in Japanese arcades, the photos are flooding in -- and they're scrumptious. The Pokémon fighting game offers alternate colors for its combatants, includi... read
Pokkén Tournament photo
Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon


Destructoid's favorite Pocket Monster finally gets her due
Jan 27
Pokkén Tournament is on its way to Japanese arcades later this month, so Namco has seen fit to bless us with pretty pictures of Gardevoir. Also, Pokémon other than Gardevoir for some reason. 「ポ... read
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Bud Light turns man into Pac-Man in Super Bowl ad


This will probably never happen to you
Jan 23
Bud Light has released one of the ads which will air during the upcoming Super Bowl XLIX, in which an unsuspecting beer consumer becomes the player of a fully-realized, physical Pac-Man game while a live DJ spins music in a ... read
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Snivy, Emolga, Fennekin, and Lapras are support characters
[Update: Embedded the full stream below. Also, GoNintendo rounded up more info on how the game plays, including details on how the 3-Axis movement works, how you can guard attacks from any height with the same button, and mo... read feature

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Dark Souls

Dark Souls PC multiplayer no longer region locked


Phantom menace
Jan 20
Region-free Dark Souls multiplayer, just the way we like it. From Software has issued an update on Steam that allows players to summon and invade one another regardless of where they live. While these cross-country connection... read
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Dark Souls II

Free Dark Souls II patch to bring content parity with PS4, Xbox One versions


Also improved load times (PS3 only)
Jan 15
Dark Souls II is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on April 7 as Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. The re-release, which collects all three DLC packs and makes other improvements, is also coming to PC, PS3, and Xbox 360,... read
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Project Treasure

Namco is developing a free-to-play Wii U exclusive


Introducing Project Treasure
Jan 14
Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada made an appearance during today's Nintendo Direct presentation to announce Project Treasure, an upcoming Wii U exclusive from Bandai Namco. While details on the title are scarce, it be a free-to-play four-player co-op action game where "the basic aim is to clear traps, route enemies, and seize treasure." read
Bloodborne photo
Bloodborne

Heh, Bloodborne's Messengers sure are dapper


Included in the Nightmare Edition of the game
Jan 07
Instead of writing messages with a soapstone like in Dark Souls, we'll rely on these spooky fellows, the appropriately-named Messengers, to communicate with other Bloodborne players and see visions of how they foolishly rolle... read
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Third-party games have it too!
As you may have heard, third-party games will be opting in for amiibo support in addition to Nintendo titles. The biggest one so far is probably One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X for the 3DS. You can use the figures to u... read feature

Pokkén Tournament photo
Pokkén Tournament

Namco given plenty of freedom with Pokémon fighter


As long as the trainers themselves don't come to fisticuffs
Dec 22
Nintendo seems to have a burgeoning penchant for collaboration. The platform holder has recently entered into partnerships with studios like Bandai Namco and Tecmo Koei, giving its third party associates license to toy around... read
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Shonen Jump

Shonen Jump J-Stars VS+ coming to the West


America can pit a Naruto against a Goku
Dec 22
Yes, the moment anime and manga fans in the West have been awaiting for quite some time is here. Shonen Jump J-Stars Victory VS+, a game that combines heroes from a huge number of Shonen Jump manga with an overly complex nam... read
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Bandai Namco

Bandai Namco formally changes name, hints at future of company


Soon, it'll be Bandai Namco Entertainment
Dec 16
Bandai Namco Games is changing its name to reflect the broader scope of operations that the company intends to move its focus to in the near future. Come April 1, 2015 (the start of the new fiscal year), it'll become Bandai N... read
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Dark Souls Steam

You defeated Games for Windows Live, Dark Souls Steam migration update out now


You can keep your save data and achievements
Dec 15
The long-time-coming update that replaces Games for Windows Live with Steamworks in Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for PC is out today. Full instructions on how to transfer your achievements and save data are over here, b... read
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Hahahahaha

Tekken 7 lead annoyed you don't like the catgirl so she's Asia/Europe-exclusive


'Hello small world. I'll make muscular & skinhead character for you'
Dec 09
Yesterday, Tekken 7 revealed a new character with cat ears and a Japanese pop idol aesthetic designed by Fire Emblem: Awakening and No More Heroes character artist Yusuke Kozaki. Our own Destructoid's... read
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KAWAII~~~

Nya! Good god, Tekken 7's Lucky Chloe is anime as hell


Kawaii new character
Dec 08
I have a strong urge to get very, very good at Tekken 7 and just piss off (mostly western) players by beating them endlessly with this stupid cat girl.  read
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Godzilla

Namco's Godzilla confirmed for PS3, PS4 in the West


Summer 2015
Dec 05
Each new trailer for Bandai Namco's Godzilla PS3 (and now PS4) game has looked better than the last but I didn't want to get my hopes up knowing it was only confirmed for release in Japan. I mean, I did anyway, but everything... read
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No more Smash?

Smash Bros. may continue without creator Masahiro Sakurai


Or possibly not at all
Dec 05
Masahiro Sakurai, who brought us endless chipper Miiverse updates and, indeed, Super Smash Bros. itself, finally seems burnt out. According to CVG, Sakurai told Game Informer in an interview, "I can't positively declare ... read
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Virtual reality

Shake your head 'yes' to this footage of the Tekken team's Project Morpheus game


Summer Lesson
Dec 02
"What did you do this summer?" I always hated that first-day-back-at-school question. Perhaps the children of the future can answer, "Well, the heat outside made me fell all melty so I just stayed indoors all summer and hung... read
Dark Souls vs. GFWL photo
Dark Souls vs. GFWL

Dark Souls' transition from GFWL pushed into December


Games for Windows Live is the final Boss
Nov 30
Publisher Bandai Namco recently took to the Steam discussion boards to issue an official statement in regards to Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition's planned November transition away from Games for Windows Live in this ... read
Godzilla PS3 photo
Godzilla PS3

Jet Jaguar looks like a real pain in the ass in Godzilla


Still only confirmed for Japan, damn it
Nov 20
Am I going to have to import this Godzilla game for PlayStation 3, Bandai Namco? (Psst: That's your cue to announce its localization.) It's out in Japan on December 18, so ... Nothing? Waiting indefinitely for the game to po... read
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Smash Bros. DLC

No Smash Bros. DLC after Mewtwo 'experiment'


'We aren't working on anything at the moment'
Nov 19
Mewtwo is coming to Super Smash Bros. next spring, but Masahiro Sakurai explained to IGN that, "releasing that character is an experiment meant to act as a foothold in content distribution; thus it's simply meant as part of t... read
Gotouchi Tetsudou  photo
Gotouchi Tetsudou

Japan: Now in board videogame form


They all look really excited about a teapot
Nov 18
Gotouchi Tetsudou is a new Wii U and 3DS game about being so filled with Japan that your blood clots into a gelatinous mass of hiragana and Sanrio. It's a virtual board game, a genre that usually needs to be dressed up a bit... read
Tales of Hearts review photo
This old flame still burns
The Tales series may not have the same cachet in the West as do other prominent role-playing game franchises, but its renown is definitely on the rise. Bandai Namco has expressed more confidence in the franchise in recent yea... read feature

New boxing game photo
New boxing game

Hoping for God Hand feels with the new Hajime no Ippo fighter


Balrog only
Nov 07
Our first screenshot of Namco's upcoming Hajime no Ippo PS3 fighter looked like Punchout!!, and that was alright.  This lengthy trailer, however, points to a full 3D fighter and a huge, seemingly fungible skill lis... read






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