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Yooka-Laylee character photo
Yooka-Laylee character

New Yooka-Laylee character channels old school graphics

Nov 11
// Darren Nakamura
Ever since the announcement that Team17 would be publishing the Kickstarter-funded Banjo-Kazooie-like Yooka-Laylee, news has been pretty quiet on it. There have been a couple of backer updates, including one showing a cute sk...
Fallout 4 artbook photo
Fallout 4 artbook

The Art of Fallout 4 is so bright you gotta wear shades

Mighty fine looking apocalypse
Oct 28
// Nic Rowen
Bethesda is offering a sneak peek at The Art of Fallout 4, a massive 386-page art book now available for pre-sale at the Bethesda store for a cool $50 and an estimated shipping date of December 22. Not exactly cheap, but after taking a look at the preview images, I think I'm sold.
Anchors in the Drift photo
Anchors in the Drift

Scribblenauts developer hopes for $500,000 on Fig for its next game

Anchors in the Drift
Oct 21
// Darren Nakamura
When I hear "5th Cell," my mind goes to the good times I spent with 2008's action-tower defense Lock's Quest or 2009's creative puzzle platformer Scribblenauts. Those were cute, inventive 2D games. I definitely don't think of...
Lost in Harmony photo
Lost in Harmony

Valiant Hearts creator teams up with Wyclef for Lost in Harmony

'Mystical and brave'
Sep 16
// Darren Nakamura
Valiant Hearts' director Yoan Fanise worked at Ubisoft for 14 years before leaving earlier this year to form his own studio, Digixart Entertainment . Today at Tokyo Game Show, the fledgling company revealed its firs...

Nier New Project photo
Nier New Project

A new glimpse of the upcoming Nier sequel

Just a little tease
Sep 05
// Kyle MacGregor
We still don't know all that much about the new Nier project. Even after speaking with creative leads Taro Yoko and Yosuke Saito at E3 this year, an experience I likened to pulling teeth, we were given only a vague idea of wh...
Fallout 4 photo
Fallout 4

Fallout 4 will contain twice as many assets as Skyrim

Huge game is huge
Aug 27
// Chris Carter
We know a whole lot about Fallout 4 in terms of gameplay details, but very little in the way of the story. That's for the best, but Bethesda is trickling out info every week, including the fact that Fallout 4 will c...
Rare Replay Sundown photo
Rare Replay Sundown

Rare's cancelled horror title Sundown looks hellish

This isn't your dad's Rare
Aug 04
// Jed Whitaker
Rare Replay is available now and includes unlockable videos of canceled games with concept art, stories, and gameplay that have never been show to the public. Unlocking the videos means completing various challenges and...
We Happy Few Kickstarter photo
We Happy Few Kickstarter

Compulsion's We Happy Few Kickstarter is live

Pre-alpha access to higher backers
Jun 04
// Darren Nakamura
We Happy Few grabbed us with its announcement trailer, but it wasn't until PAX East this year that I got to run through an early build. I had to literally run, because the crazed inhabitants of Wellington Wells kept chasing ...
Assassin's Creed photo
Assassin's Creed

Is that Brock Lesnar in Assassin's Creed Syndicate?

Bloody well looks like it
May 13
// Vikki Blake
An eagle-eyed Kotaku reader has spotted a familiar - if unexpected - figure in the recent Assassin's Creed Syndicate stream: wrestler and all-round I-kick-asses-for-a-living-dude, Brock Lesnar.  To check it out for yours...
Forgotten Memories photo
Forgotten Memories

Forgotten Memories drags Silent Hill 2 alumni back to the world of survival horror

Troy was never my Guy
Feb 27
// Stephen Turner
Psychoz Interactive's survival horror Forgotten Memories has been flying under the radar for some time now, but all that seems likely to change with the recent cast announcements of Guy Cihi and Dave Schaufele (Sile...
Renoir photo

Monochromatic puzzle platformer Renoir coming to PC

Stop me if you've heard this one
Feb 06
// Darren Nakamura
Okay, we have seen grayscale puzzle platformers before, but the film noir style is still largely underused in the gaming space. Renoir wants to fix that. I'm down with the idea, but developer Soulbound Games has a long way t...
Hyrule Warriors photo
Hyrule Warriors

What the heck is going on with this Hyrule Warriors concept art?

Rated 'E' for 'Evil half naked woman bathing in blood'
Jan 03
// Jonathan Holmes
The Hyrule Warriors strategy guide came out a while ago, so this art isn't exactly news, though it was news to me as I stumbled upon it earlier today. It doesn't look like many others have taken note of this bizarre sketch fr...
Fortnite photo

Fortnite still exists, has new trailer and screens to prove it

So says the press release, anyway
Jul 08
// Darren Nakamura
Back in March, Epic Games said that its upcoming cooper multiplayer sandbox fortress defense something-or-other Fortnite had "evolved," and that they would hopefully be able to talk about it soon. Well, there has not been mu...
Ellie art photo
Ellie art

Destructoid interprets The Last of Us concept artist's work

Ellie, what are you doing?
May 06
// Dale North
[Update: Even more responses added.] We didn't know what to make of the tease from The Last of Us concept artist Marek Okon earlier this week. Okon said,"Is it about TLOU2? Not really... Maybe... Its classified ;P" We kn...

I wish this PS Vita user interface concept were real

You listening, Sony?
Apr 07
// Dale North
Behance designer Rafał Czaniecki has created a beautiful user interface concept for the PlayStation Vita. It's so nice that I wish it could be implemented somehow.  Sony likes horizontal bars, right? Czan...

A new piece of Halo 5 concept art has surfaced

Such a tease
Jan 09
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Hey look, Halo 5 news! Well, not news about Halo 5 itself, but more so on what's going on behind-the-scenes at 343 Industries. First, Tim Longo joined the team as creative director. His past work included Tomb Raider, Star Wa...
LoZ 3DS Concept Art photo
LoZ 3DS Concept Art

A Link Between Worlds concept art is so pretty it hurts

So many colors!
Nov 04
// Brett Zeidler
Nintendo has rounded up a new handful of concept art from the upcoming (just a few more weeks!) The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds to give all of us a peek into the vision behind the game. Yet again, we're presented w...
Captain N concept art photo
Captain N concept art

Captain N concept art reveals Paperboy as the main hero

Also, Mega Man was supposed to have a Mega family!?
Jun 23
// Tony Ponce
Captain N: The Game Master is a show that simply couldn't exist today. A gathering of videogame heroes and villains from all your favorite NES games, of both the first- and third-party variety, interacting and going on advent...
OZombie photo

Zombies in Oz?! American McGee reveals more on OZombie

There's no place like the Safe House, There's no place like the Safe House...
May 26
// Jason Cabral
From the creative and somewhat disturbing mind of American McGee comes the reveal for his latest title; a twisted take on the classic tale of Dorothy in OZombie. Since the beginning of May, the OZombie Facebook group has been...
Art of Dead Space photo
Art of Dead Space

Impressions: The Art of Dead Space Enhanced Edition

Grotesquely Beautiful
May 26
// Jason Cabral
Earlier this week I got the chance to take a closer look at one of Titan Books' recent iOS endeavors, Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 Enhanced Edition. While I enjoyed seeing the beautiful and picturesque vistas created by John ...
Maverick Hunter photo
Maverick Hunter

Maverick Hunter character designer releases X concept art

It's not the worst thing in the world
May 12
// Tony Ponce
It's been a while, my little chickadees! I've been out for a few days putting my nose to the grindstone, so you haven't been blessed by my sparkling presence. I therefore apologize if you've already seen the above artwork, bu...
GDC photo

Ninja Theory talks reboot and shows off unseen Dante art

Dreams and Madness
Mar 29
// Alessandro Fillari
Just two months ago, DmC: Devil May Cry was released and caused quite a ruckus. While this unique entry in the Devil May Cry franchise didn't exactly light up the charts, and remains a contentious title with series fans, at t...
Mega Man X photo
Mega Man X

Brilliant! Mega Man X life meter candy dispenser concepts

I'd buy that for a dollar!
Feb 15
// Tony Ponce
I frequently think about game items and how they could have feasible real-world applications. For example, a scale model of Eddie from the Mega Man series would make a great novelty cooler, which would sync up perfectly with ...
Art of Dead Space photo
Nightmare fuel
[Update: Contest over! Winners are ghostbody, Occams electric toothbrush, and Zidago.] Our friends at Titan Books have given us three copies of The Art of Dead Space to hand out to lucky Dtoiders! This lavish hardco...


New concept shots of Shadowrun Returns

The sixth age never looked so right
Feb 05
// Conrad Zimmerman
The latest issue of Game Informer is making its way out and though the cover story has exciting news for RPG fans, it's the feature on Harebrained Scheme's upcoming Shadowrun Returns that has this tabletop player's heart...
Mega Man 10 concept art photo
Mega Man 10 concept art

Check out some sweet, sweet concept art for Mega Man 10

Some of these concepts are way better than the final design
Feb 04
// Chris Carter
The Mega Man Network has shared some Mega Man 10 robot master concept art from the R20+5 blowout book, and man is it interesting. Most of these, I think, look better than the final designs. Some of them in particular are much...

Magrunner: Add some Cthulhu to your future FPS puzzler

Robot dogs are still cool, no matter the ancient evil
Feb 02
// Jason Cabral
After a successful crowdfunding campaign on Gamesplanet Labs, developer Frogwares is branching away from its line of adventure titles and exploring a different area with Magrunner. And what better place to start tha...
Ubisoft's Osiris photo
Ubisoft's Osiris

Demo reel discovered for Ubisoft's unannounced 'Osiris'

Walk like an Egyptian
Jan 29
// Tony Ponce
Straight from NeoGAF is this rough demo video of Ubisoft Montreal's latest project, "Osiris." The news was discovered shortly after it was revealed that Ubisoft is putting the Prince of Persia series on the back burner....

Contest: Win a copy of The Art of Halo 4!

Nov 15 // mrandydixon
Notes about The Art of Halo 4 from the publisher: Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 is a very special collection of concept art, sketches, and artists’ commentary that highlights the imagination and creative vision of 343 Industries. From the expanses of the Forerunner shield world Requiem to the minutiae of the UNSC Battle Rifle, Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 reveals every spectacular element of the game. Experience the vastness of the UNSC Infinity—the largest and most powerful vessel ever employed by the UNSC—as it encounters the stranded Master Chief and Cortana. Take a first look at a new breed of super-soldier, the Spartan IV, and discover an array of Promethean enemies. This vital edition is a special look inside the creative process as 343 Industries’ expands the Halo universe with the characters, locations, and surprises of Halo 4. 
Master Chief has never looked so good
[Update: Contest closed! Winners are ttocs, EphemeralSynthesis, TurboKill, Dale and naveenwf . Please check your PMs if you haven't already!] Our buddies over at Titan Books have given us five copies of The Art...

Contest: Win a copy of The Art of Assassin's Creed III!

Nov 12 // mrandydixon
Notes about The Art of Assassin's Creed III from the publisher: From the legendary battlefields of Lexington and Concord and the crowded streets of Boston and New York, to the snow-covered Appalachian wilderness, The Art of Assassin’s Creed III is a visual testimony to the extraordinarily breathtaking art of this groundbreaking game.  With legendary heroes of American history, vistas and cityscapes, frozen winter landscapes, threats from the natural world, weather systems, and a wholly new environment for any Assassin so far—all stunningly and historically-correctly recreated by the Ubisoft studio.
Gorgeous art inspired by the game
[Update: Contest closed! Winners are PhilKenSebben, anglorum, stryk, ThomJownes and Justice. Please check your PMs if you haven't already!] Our friends at Titan Books have bestowed upon us five copies of The Ar...

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