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Mistwalker's new RPG is unlike anything we've seen before photo
Mistwalker's new RPG is unlike anything we've seen before
by Kyle MacGregor

Hironobu Sakaguchi is best known as the creator of Final Fantasy; a man responsible for some of the most influential and well-respected role-playing games of our time.

His sprawling worlds and epic adventures have touched millions of people, many of whom may be surprised to discover how significant a departure Sakaguchi's latest endeavor is compared with the titles we typically associate with his name.

Destructoid recently met with the living legend in Seattle to see that new project, Terra Battle, and believe us when we say you haven't seen anything quite like this before.

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8:00 AM on 09.07.2014

Square Enix wants to bring Dragon Quest X west

Square Enix producers Yuu Miyake and Noriyoshi Fujimoto told Siliconera they would "love to" publish Dragon Quest X overseas. That doesn't mean it's terribly likely, though. “In terms of this being an MMO, again, we hav...

Kyle MacGregor

11:15 AM on 09.05.2014

Massive gallery for Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star

Gust RPG Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star is coming our way later this month. We've got fresh screenshots from Koei Tecmo on this upcoming PS3 release, showing its music-based battle system and the relationship-based ch...

Dale North



If you ever get to play Upsilon Circuit, the world will be watching photo
If you ever get to play Upsilon Circuit, the world will be watching
by Jordan Devore

At PAX Prime, I got my first and what could be only opportunity to try Upsilon Circuit.

You see, once it goes live, eight people will be able to play at any given time. That's eight people, total. And the "permadeath" here is actually permanent. You lose? Your turn is done.

While everyone else watches, waiting for their coveted chance in the spotlight to hack away at monsters and explore, they can directly influence the direction the game takes. The audience has control to, say, spec out players' skill trees, or spawn a deadly trap.

Legend of Dungeon creator Robot Loves Kitty is billing this as part online game show, part action-RPG. At PAX, I saw more of the latter than the former, but Upsilon Circuit's Max Headroom-esque digital host Ronny Raygon was set up on a nearby television to talk smack to attendees. He got into an argument with some kid about whose glasses were cooler.

Before you ask who would pay for something like this -- for a chance, maybe, to play once -- know that it's going to be free. In speaking with Robot Loves Kitty's Alix Stolzer, it sounds as if a large part of the monetization will be geared toward trolls or audience members who otherwise want to screw over the player characters, not help out. I told her that was a good idea.

It's still early days for Upsilon Circuit and there are a lot of unknowns, but what was shown at PAX gave me confidence in this somewhat crazy, definitely ambitious project. If the game catches on and finds a stable audience, it's going to be a fascinating experiment to take part in.

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5:00 PM on 09.04.2014

Luminous Arc Infinity will have multiple endings

Famitsu has released details about Luminous Arc Infinity, the sequel to Marvelous's strategy RPG series for PlayStation Vita. It is said that the game will have multiple endings that are completely different from one another,...

Brittany Vincent

1:00 PM on 09.04.2014

Atlus shares first look the Persona Q localization

It's always strange hearing a historically silent protagonist speak for the first time, and things are doubly weird for us here today thanks to these English trailers for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. Boy, is it unsettling hearing those guys talk! Persona Q launches in North America and Europe this November.

Kyle MacGregor

10:30 AM on 09.04.2014

Square Enix announces Rise of Mana for PS Vita

Square Enix has revealed plans to bring Rise of Mana to PlayStation Vita.  The latest entry in the long-running Mana series, Rise of Mana is a free-to-play action role-playing game that first burst onto iOS and Android d...

Kyle MacGregor

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

1:00 PM on 09.03.2014

Shin Megami Tensei IV's release delayed in Europe

Atlus has reported that the European release of Shin Megami Tensei IV has been delayed from September to October. John Hardin, Atlus USA's PR manager, revealed the news on Twitter. He stated that due to a few last-minute EU s...

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



The Behemoth's Game 4 is the strangest SRPG I've ever played photo
The Behemoth's Game 4 is the strangest SRPG I've ever played
by Jordan Devore

No, the next game from The Behemoth isn't a sequel to Castle Crashers. I mean, yeah, that'd be nice to have one day, but I'm loving how the studio is continuing to try new things. And its next project, the to-be-properly-named "Game 4," is most certainly a New Thing for the team.

It's a turn-based strategy role-playing game with the style and humor we've come to expect from The Behemoth. So, pretty freaking great. Will Stamper even returns from BattleBlock Theater to narrate again. What begins as a typical fantasy adventure with swords and shields quickly morphs into a tale of robots, vampires, and anthropomorphic cupcakes. Knights getting extracted via space shuttle? Yeah, something's not quite right here.

As shown in the teaser trailer, a space bear has crash landed into a planet -- your planet -- and the universe hasn't been the same ever since. Just chaos, left and right. I was fortunate enough to spend well over an hour with Game 4 at PAX Prime and in that time, far more questions were raised than answered. I laughed more than a few times, though, and really dug the combat.

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4:30 PM on 09.02.2014

Final Fantasy producer interested in making a MOBA

Over the weekend at PAX Prime 2014, Destructoid sat down with veteran Square Enix producer Hajime Tabata to discuss Final Fantasy Type-0. We did that. It was good. Then, seemingly at random, he mentioned how much time he spen...

Kyle MacGregor





11:15 AM on 09.02.2014

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition up for pre-orders now

In case you haven't been following developer Beamdog, they've worked on both Baldur's Gate enhanced editions. Now, they are working on Icewind Dale, another PC RPG classic. If you're keen to plunk down a pre-order f...

Chris Carter

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

4:12 AM on 09.01.2014

PS4 getting Disgaea 5, Earth Defense Force, Ys, Gundam and Senran Kagura

More news from Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show conference. NIS is working on Disgaea 5 for PS4 after the recent Vita port of Disgaea 4. It's coming out in 2015. A new Hot Shots Golf meant to capitalize on the PS4's socia...

Steven Hansen

3:19 AM on 09.01.2014

Dragon Quest Heroes coming to PS4, PS3 along with special edition PS4

Square Enix announced Dragon Quest Heroes for PS3 and PS4 at Sony's pre-TGS press conference. It looks more Hyrule Warriors than series staple role playing combat -- because it's being developed by Dynasty Warriors...

Steven Hansen