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Street Fighter V

Leaked trailer confirms Laura is my new favorite Street Fighter V character

Street Fighter's worst-kept secret
Oct 07
// Alissa McAloon
Just a few days after her accidental reveal, a trailer featuring Street Fighter V newcomer Laura has found its way to the Internet. The trailer was accidentally released a bit ahead of schedule by PlayStation and has since be...
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RPG Maker MV

The next generation of RPG Maker arrives this month

You can make the next Corpse Party!
Oct 01
// CJ Andriessen
RPG Maker, that RPG creation tool you say you're going to use to make the greatest role playing game ever but then don't, will see its next iteration launch on October 23 with RPG Maker MV. At $80 you can create the next gre...
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WildStar's officially gone free-to-play

Born free, as free as the wind blows...
Sep 29
// Joe Parlock
WildStar has now finally ditched the subscription and gone free-to-play. The trailer is absolutely amazing. It’s got the vibe of a Borderlands trailer, and the animation style of a League of Legends one. Seriously, as ...
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Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns launch trailer is a bit premature

Game doesn't come out for another month
Sep 28
// Joe Parlock
NCSoft has released the launch trailer for the upcoming Guild Wars 2 expansion, Heart of Thorns. And that is really, really strange. No, it’s not the Evil Groot yelling at a cat that’s weird. It’s not the t...

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Fallout 4

Todd Howard explains the new perks system in this Fallout 4 trailer

Fallout 4's looking pretty SPECIAL to me
Sep 25
// Joe Parlock
Bethesda released a new trailer for Fallout 4, showing off the game’s perk and leveling systems. Fallout 4 uses the long-standing SPECIAL system in a very different way to previous games. Before, it was like the attr...
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1979 Revolution

1979 Revolution is a game about the Iranian Revolution

Look at this animated prologue
Sep 15
// Joe Parlock
In 1979, Iran overthrew its monarchy, and replaced them with an Islamic republic in what is now known as the Iran Revolution. One important day in the revolution is known as Black Friday, where martial law was declared. Shot...
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Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines After Dark trailer shows off your city's nightlife

Get your drunk arse home, mayor
Aug 31
// Joe Parlock
Cities: Skylines was absolutely fantastic. Developer Colossal Order did a fantastic job of balancing its fun city creation tools with a detailed simulation that made SimCity look like some matchsticks held together with sick...
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Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: Inquisition's DLC epilogue is called Trespasser

Plus, Golden Nugs for all!
Aug 30
// Josh Tolentino
Dragon Age: Inquisition isn't even a year old yet, but for some reason it feels like it's been forever since it came out. I played it, had a gay old time with my slender elven Knight-Enchanter, finished the story, then settl...

Kamiya: Scalebound 'not a simple action game that Platinum is known for'

Aug 05 // Steven Hansen
[embed]297186:59795:0[/embed] Kamiya noted that Scalebound is, "a story about Drew...who has been transported from our modern world into this fantasy world," and by some held back plot point ends up in union with Thuban, the last of his kind. Very Dragonheart. Drew's devil may care attitude (and Devil May Cry Dante comparisons), "might be too early," according to Kamiya, who noted Platinum has released little information thus far. The "partnership between Thuban and Drew" is one of the many themes, both within the mysterious story and in gameplay. You're able to issue the AI-controlled Thuban basic commands which fall into 1) attack (at varying levels of scorched earth) and 2) fall back a bit. The latter is important because Thuban's stronger attacks can wipe enemies clean out of existence. If Drew downs them, he is able to crystallize them and collect the resulting red gems which can be used to customize Thuban. It's a bit weird you can actually change what kind of dragon he is, but hey, RPGs. "Pulse" drives the world of Draconis with its floating islands and colorful palette. It's also what powers Drew's Mega Man buster cannon-reminiscent pulse shot and the "colored accents on Thuban." I believe Kamiya called them green and I don't want to disagree, but they look pretty blue to me. I will ask my mother.  Aside from incentivizing you from not leaning too much on Thuban through the gem system, the demo continued past defeating the mantis boss in the trailer and into a much more narrow area where Thuban has to fly ahead and thus isn't free to use in combat. That means that, because of Thuban, "the world can't be too small," so there'll be plenty of open plains like the ones seen in the trailer. Other tidbits: Drew's transformation is "dragon mode" as it stands. Some trailer-like features montage showed off a large, NPC-filled city. There is also some sort of skill point system that seems like it's based on how well you perform combat. Drew also has access to a wide variety of weapons (halberds, enormous anime swords, etc.) that appear to be housed in a block-based inventory system (think Resident Evil 4). And, as learned yesterday, there's four-player co-op. "As kind of a policy for myself when I start creating a game, I am not creating to please everyone," Kamiya said. "My job is that you fall in love more and more with what I created." From what has been released, this feels like the most straightforward Platinum/Kamiya game. Basic action RPG stuff is appropriate for trade show reveals. Still, I think as crazy story details and mechanics are unveiled en route to the holiday 2016 launch (crossing back into the modern world? increased dragon skills and combo attacks?), I will get more and more into what is already a pretty, nice looking action game.
Scalebound at gamescom photo
Customizable dragon
First, note that I wanted to get Scalebound's Hideki Kamiya to say, "Ask your mom" on video, but gamescom meetings are too tight, too perpetually behind to get much good one on one in. Still, I got to see an extended playthro...

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Elite: Dangerous

Elite: Dangerous gets Horizons expansion, planetary landings

From Space Trucks to Space Buggies
Aug 05
// Josh Tolentino
Time to kick the tires, Commanders. Frontier Developments, they who run premier space-trucking sim Elite: Dangerous, just announced Horizons, the next expansion for the game. Due to open on PC and Xbox One this year, Ho...
Scalebound photo

Scalebound gameplay trailer reveals four-player co-op, coming holiday 2016

Modern teen kicks ass on dragon
Aug 04
// Laura Kate Dale
At today's gamescom press briefing, we got our first look at Scalebound gameplay footage and it looks really bloody cool. At the press conference we not only got to see five minutes of gameplay footage, but we also learned t...
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Energy Hook

Grappling hook Tony Hawk-like Energy Hook coming to early access on August 13

I'm the king of the swingers oooh
Jul 27
// Joe Parlock
I love grappling hooks. I don’t need a roof over my head, or a warm meal, or a loving boyfriend with whom I feel I can tell anything; all I need in life to be happy is a sick-as-fuck grappling hook, a big city, and a d...
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Five Nights 4 trailer

Five Nights at Freddy's 4 trailer brings the horror home

Check under the bed
Jul 14
// Nic Rowen
At the end of the the last Five Night's game, Freddy's Fright, the horror funhouse based on the infamous, and defunct, Freddy Fazbear murder-pizzeria burnt to the ground. It seemed like a fine place to wrap up the series -- ...
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Dad by the Sword

Everything is your dad in the new Dad by the Sword trailer

Use Danny Phantom's dad if you lack one
Jun 22
// Joe Parlock
Yesterday, what is probably the greatest trailer you will ever see was released. It also being Father’s Day, that trailer was of course for indie Sword-em-up Dad by the Sword. The website can explain the game way bette...
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Summer Lesson

Summer Lesson looks like everything I want from virtual reality right now

S-sign me up?
Jun 17
// Josh Tolentino
OK, real talk: That headline makes me sound like a giant creeper because, in case you didn't know, Summer Lesson is a Sony Morpheus-based tech demo that involves you just sitting beside a girl, listening to her, an...
Rock Band 4 trailer photo
Rock Band 4 trailer

Live-action Rock Band 4 trailer looking for bodies

Take it on the road
May 20
// Nic Rowen
Are you a Rock Band fan living in the Seattle area with nothing to do for the next few days? Do you mind standing around bored stiff for hours on end while gaffers, grips, and roadies endlessly disassemble and reassemble sets...
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Silent Hills fan trailer

Torture yourself with this fan-made trailer for Silent Hills

Wear your headphones
May 14
// Nic Rowen
I still can't get over the cancellation of Silent Hills, and this fan-made trailer from GLS Machinima isn't helping. It's a short clip and was made a few months ago, but its more than Konami seems interested in giving us and...
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Lost Dimension

Lost Dimension will launch on July 28 with free DLC

First character trailer released
May 13
// Alissa McAloon
It's a good news day for fans of the upcoming tactical sci-fi RPG, Lost Dimension. In addition to the announcement of a July 28 release date, Atlus has announced that $20 of DLC will be given away for free during the tw...
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Destiny: House of Wolves' newest teaser trailer is needlessly vague

Actual details are coming tomorrow
May 05
// Alissa McAloon
Destiny is using the term "teaser trailer" a little too literally. The series' newest reveal teaser gives players a glimpse at the Prison of Elders, a co-op battle arena coming in the game's House of Wolves expansi...
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Chroma Squad

Power Ranger sim Chroma Squad gets dated, trailered

Teenagers with Attitude!
Apr 24
// Josh Tolentino
Ever since I, as a grown man, got back into watching Japanese television shows targeted at seven-year-olds, I've wanted to see a proper, well-done videogame inspired by Super Sentai, Power Rangers, Kamen Rider and other...
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Rodea: The Sky Soldier

Rodea: The Sky Soldier looks great on the 3DS

For a 3DS game that is
Mar 26
// Jed Whitaker
Rodea: The Sky Soldier looks beautiful on the Wii U and this new Japanese trailer proves the 3DS version isn't to be scoffed at. This aerial combat game has been in development for around five years at Prope, the studio...
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RollerCoaster Tycoon

Devs explain why the RollerCoaster Tycoon World trailer looked like ass

Fool me once ...
Mar 20
// Robert Summa
In case you missed it, we recently got a glimpse of the new RollerCoaster Tycoon installment and oh boy did it look like complete dog shit. Granted, graphics aren't the biggest expectation when it comes to a game like this, ...
Bloodborne photo

Still counting the days, extended Bloodborne TV spot and info released

OK fine, I guess I'll get hyped now
Mar 19
// Robert Summa
I've been stubbornly attempting to resist the Bloodborne hype train. Getting your hopes up, especially for modern AAA games, usually leads to nothing but pure uncut disappointment. As we near the actual launch of the game, h...
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Homeworld Remastered

Homeworld Remastered's new vid is a modern trailer for a modern launch

The Age of S'jet begins again
Feb 25
// Josh Tolentino
My Steam clock tells me that Homeworld Remastered Collection unlocks in less than nine hours, but that just means there's just enough time left to put up this here launch trailer, which is brimming with all the bombast ...
Touhou x PlayStation photo
Touhou x PlayStation

Touhou games may come to PlayStation this year

But probably not the games you want
Jan 27
// Josh Tolentino
Ah, Touhou Project. The hyper-popular series of bullet-hell shooters has long been a Holy Grail of sorts for non-PC-owning otaku, and the efforts to get games with the Touhou brand on various consoles have been mighty indeed...
Homeworld Remastered photo
Homeworld Remastered

We Can Go Homeworld Again: Gearbox sets date for Homeworld Remastered

Engine trails ahoy!
Jan 25
// Josh Tolentino
Finally! The Mothership has arrived. It's been quite a while since we last heard word from Gearbox and its plan to spruce up the Homeworld series for a much-needed rerelease, but more details have just jumped in, includ...
Poi photo

Poi trailer offers hope for the 3D platformer

Oh, how I miss them
Jan 07
// Conrad Zimmerman
This is the kind of thing I like to find when I wake up in the morning. It's a teaser trailer for a 3D platformer, Poi, and watching it makes me think that there's a bold adventure just waiting out there for me to exper...

The game trailers with the most feels

Oct 09 // Dale North
[embed]282327:55914:0[/embed] The Last Guardian It was at Tokyo Game Show -- I know that. Was it 2009? 2010? Whatever. I remember this clearly: what felt like a floor-to-ceiling display played the debut trailer. Full-blast sound, brilliant color. It stopped me in my tracks. I instantly fell in love with the dog/bird thing. This one. This super cute, cheery one. But the E3 one. Oh, wow. Even now, something about this trailer makes my heart rate slow. I breathe deeper. It's quite a bit more emotional than the TGS one. It makes you feel something. The final shots gave me goosebumps, even today as I put this piece together. The spears in its back get me every time. This game is going to fuck me up if it ever comes out.    [embed]282327:55915:0[/embed] Final Fantasy Tactics When did we first see this? I don't remember. Was it a bonus trailer on a disc? Something like that. Anyway, I watched it hundreds of times. It had me from the spinning crystal and that adaptation of the Final Fantasy "Crystal Theme." The music picks up quickly and then the "The Lion War!" text pops up, hammering in the hype. Then, that phased chorus brings us back into the Crystal Theme. Short, sweet, perfect.  This trailer sold me on the game. 100% effective.   [embed]282327:55917:0[/embed] Metal Gear Solid 2 Prediction: you forgot how great this trailer was. You're completely gone from three seconds in, thanks to that haunting vocal.  What's amazing about this trailer is that the hype holds for over nine minutes, all the way through to the majestic wall-of-strings theme ending. It doesn't let go. I think trailers these days are mostly shit. This is how you do a videogame trailer.    [embed]282327:55918:0[/embed] Dead Island This Dead Island trailer did nothing for me. Maybe I have no soul. Maybe I saw the future and knew we'd be tired of zombies. But there is no way that I would leave it off this list as it resonated with so many. Destructoid's staff was extremely vocal about it needing to be in this article. So here it is. Have you seen it reversed?   [embed]282327:55922:0[/embed] Gears of War The "Mad World" ad for Gears of War proved so popular that the song from it hit #1 on the iTunes charts soon after its release. Microsoft and Epic were surprised at how effective the ad was. The song really made the whole thing. It's amazing what a song can do.   [embed]282327:55923:0[/embed] Dead Space Speaking of songs, "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" was never as fucked up as it was in that early Dead Space trailer. Wow, that was some dark shit, right? The original words and that very end where the singer's voice wavers really make this one stick in your head.   [embed]282327:55929:0[/embed] Silent Hill 4: The Room I felt darkness wash over me the first time I saw the debut trailer for Silent Hill 4: The Room. Testing today, it still works on me.  The moaning and hazy imagery still freak me out. That floating with the shadow? Holy fuck! Yikes! This was an all-new kind of dark for the franchise. The trailer accurately conveyed the game's feelings of solitude and confusion. I loved you so much back then, Konami.    [embed]282327:55927:0[/embed] Smash Bros. Brawl Though the new one is no slouch, the Smash Bros. Brawl trailer from E3 2006 was super-powered original steam engine on the hype train. When that choir kicks in you feel it in your bones. That shot of Mario with his hands out, shaking his head in a power-fueled rage? I do the same thing when watching this trailer. This is a work of art.   [embed]282327:55916:0[/embed] Kingdom Hearts The king of them all. In my eyes, this is the pinnacle of game trailers that make you feel something. Today, even after all of these years, after pressing play on the video to verify it was the right one, goosebumps started at my toes and went to the very top of my head. My eyes watered up. What the hell is wrong with me?
Trailers with feels photo
A round-up of the best
I'm easy. And I think you are, too. Those debut game trailers get me every time. It usually goes like this: Stirring, slow beds of strings and woodwinds underlay a dramatic shot; an extreme closeup of some unknown character. ...

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Kingdom Hearts

New Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix commercials just hit Japanese TV

Get hype!
Oct 01
// Brittany Vincent
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix is hitting Japanese shelves this Thursday, and Square Enix has started their television advertising campaign with these two commercials titled "Friend" and "Story." The "Friend" trailer can be see...

Here's a full 15-minute Yakuza Zero story trailer Japanese
Sep 29
// Dale North
Even if you don't understand Japanese this new Yakuza Zero story trailer looks hot as fire. This was the exact one blaring from Sega's Tokyo Game Show booth a few weeks ago, made watchable on the internet for the first time ...

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