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3:00 PM on 04.09.2015

A Witcher 3 playtester needed 25 hours to speedrun the game

Everyone knew that The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt would be a massive game. CD Projekt Red's been touting that since early development, and, frankly, it was just kind of assumed anyway. Sure, there will be plenty of non-integral...

Brett Makedonski

10:00 AM on 04.09.2015

Elder Scrolls Online to offer 'welcome back' weekend for prior beta participants

Did you try out the beta for The Elder Scrolls Online and promptly dip out before the final game was actually out? You'll have a chance to jump in and see what the new subscription-free version is all about next weekend,...

Chris Carter





9:00 AM on 04.09.2015

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold's Fafnir Knight looks pretty dapper

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight is arriving sometime this summer in the US, with a solid "unknown" date in Europe -- good ol' Atlus. As you can probably tell it's a remake of the second game, much like The Mi...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 04.09.2015

ArenaNet to hold a public beta for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns' Stronghold mode

Guild Wars 2's Heart of Thorns expansion is shaping up to be a great addition to the game, and soon, you'll be able to experience part of it ahead of schedule. Developer ArenaNet has announced that they will be holding a...

Chris Carter

3:00 PM on 04.08.2015

Colorful action RPG Izle planned for all current-gen systems

This showed up a few days ago in the ol' Destructoid inbox, and it sure has a look to it. I'm picking up a lot of Zelda in the above Kickstarter trailer, but also hints of Fable and Minecraft too. It's got floating islands (...

Darren Nakamura

1:00 PM on 04.08.2015

This new Yo-Kai Watch game channels Ghostbusters

There was a bunch of news out of Level-5 this week, so you might have missed seeing Yo-Kai Watch Busters, an upcoming 3DS action game that's essentially a cutesy take on Ghostbusters through the lens of Japan. I mean, there'...

Jordan Devore



Review: Pokémon Rumble World photo
Review: Pokémon Rumble World
by Chris Carter

Nintendo has been dipping its toes in the water of DLC and free-to-play with mixed results. Although it has done a great job creating worthwhile add-ons that don't feel like rushed day-one cash grabs, the whole amiibo situation has caused a lot of problems, mostly due to rare figures that sell out in seconds, locking out content behind impossible-to-obtain toys.

Free-to-play worked out great for Nintendo with Rusty's Real Deal Baseball and Steel Diver: Sub Wars, but Pokémon Shuffle was far too stingy with the ability to let people play the game. While Pokémon Rumble World essentially distills into a mindless hack and slash, it also hosts a fair free-to-play scheme.

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3:30 PM on 04.07.2015

Size matters: The Witcher 3 dev is proud of how big its two add-ons are

The customary development cycle for large-scale videogames in 2015 all but necessitates that the conclusion of working on a base title segues into working on downloadable content. That's just how it works now. And, that's wha...

Brett Makedonski



What is your favorite Souls series boss? photo
What is your favorite Souls series boss?
by Chris Carter

Yesterday, we talked about From Software Director Hidetaka Miyazaki's favorite boss fight from the Souls series. Interestingly enough it was the Old Monk from Demon's Souls, an encounter that blurred the line between a solo and multiplayer event. He had to fight to get it included in the game, and I'm glad he succeeded, as it's still one of the most unique boss fights to date.

Even having played Dark Souls II and Bloodborne after writing this particular Memory Card, I think I'm still going to have to go with Ornstein & Smough from the first Dark Souls. Take a look at the choices of some of our staff and sound off with your own!

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12:00 PM on 04.07.2015

Level-5 announces Fantasy Life 2... for smartphones

It's a dreadful time to be a Level-5 fan. Or maybe a great one. Dunno. I suppose that all depends on where you exist on this Venn diagram: Level-5 announced Fantasy Life 2 for smartphones today, which probably disp...

Kyle MacGregor

10:45 AM on 04.07.2015

Yo-Kai Watch 3 announced, in addition to a Three Kingdoms crossover and Ghostbusters homage

Level-5 has big plans for the Yo-Kai Watch franchise beyond the localization of the first game in 2016. It's also gone and announced three more titles in the franchise last night, including Yo-Kai Watch 3, Yo-kai Watch:...

Chris Carter

7:30 AM on 04.07.2015

Yo-Kai Watch is coming west, thanks to Nintendo

In case you haven't been paying attention, Level-5's Yo-Kai Watch franchise has been rocking it over in Japan since 2013 with over seven million units in sales. Rumors of a localization have been brewing for over a year ...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 04.06.2015

Watch the bewitchering first 15 minutes of The Witcher 3

This is the first 15 minutes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, without the opening cinematic, but still with a couple minutes of cutscene followed by horse riding and monster smashing. I've yet to catch up on the series ahead of ...

Steven Hansen







Beware this naked fatty in Bloodborne photo
Beware this naked fatty in Bloodborne
by Jordan Devore

This guy. This guy right here.

It was late at night and I was already on edge in one of Bloodborne's unnerving Chalice Dungeons. I had hoped to quickly find the lever so I could proceed to the boss, get my ass kicked a few times, scrape by with an eventual win, and delve deeper to the next horrific floor. No funny business.

Before long, I found what I needed, but it was guarded by this big guy with a mace. His impossible swiftness caught me off guard, as did his proud nakedness. It's filthy down there!

Instead of fighting him, I pulled the lever and booked it to a safe spot. You must know when you're outmatched lest you incur the wrath of another loading screen. I returned this morning to find the fatty again for a quick video and sacrificed myself so you might catch a glimpse of his pale rolls.

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2:30 PM on 04.06.2015

Ubisquare: Type-0 HD developer has been working on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV is a huge and expensive game, probably. Since its rebranding from Versus XIII to XV with a cool trailer -- holy crap, two years ago -- we've mostly been shown the area that would go on to be the demo included...

Steven Hansen



Review: Etrian Mystery Dungeon photo
Review: Etrian Mystery Dungeon
by Chris Carter

Mashups are often born purely for fanservice-related reasons, and as you can probably guess, the results are mixed. For instance, it would be tough for an RPG developer to make an action game based on two different puzzle properties, but odder mixes have been done in the past.

With Etrian Mystery Dungeon, it feels like a match made in heaven. Spike Chunsoft and Atlus have been making RPGs for what seems like a lifetime, and Etrian Odyssey is basically a Mystery title already strictly in terms of its dungeon crawling emphasis.

As one would expect, it mostly works out even if the formula is a bit dated.

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