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Shantae and the Pirate's Curse launches next month photo
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse launches next month
by Kyle MacGregor

WayForward is targeting a mid-October release for Shantae and the Pirate's Curse in the United States, the developer announced this week via Twitter. No word on a specific date just yet.

The studio also indicated the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS platformer will have a later arrival across Europe and Australia due to the localization and submission processes. Please understand.

WayForward [Twitter]

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6:00 PM on 09.16.2014

Sakurai explains the lack of Ice Climbers in Super Smash Bros.

I'm satisfied with the Super Smash Bros. roster overall but sympathize with people whose favorite characters aren't returning. For instance, the Ice Climbers -- they're so precious! Writing in Famitsu, game director Masahiro ...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 09.15.2014

Is anyone else not playing Destiny right now?

The Tokyo Game Show is almost here. We're on the cusp of cool gaming news, and lots of it, but until then the week is off to a slow start. Well, aside from Microsoft's acquisition of Minecraft maker Mojang and the hundreds of...

Jordan Devore





11:30 AM on 09.15.2014

Mega Man 7 is out now on the Wii U Virtual Console

One of the most polarizing Mega Man titles is out now on the Wii U Virtual Console -- Mega Man 7. Not only did it employ a wholly different graphical style, but it also took some pretty neat risks, like the game's ending and the hidden Street Fighter-esque multiplayer mode. Whatever side of the fence you're on, it's nice to have the game finally available to pick up digitally.

Chris Carter



Watch Dogs: Bad Blood goes punk, features co-op play and new modes photo
Watch Dogs: Bad Blood goes punk, features co-op play and new modes
by Alessandro Fillari

Say what you will about Ubisoft, but they've got a knack for trying something a little different for their DLC offerings. After the incredibly successful launch of Watch Dogs back in May, it seemed like they've been biding their time with the release of some smaller DLC packs to one of their best-selling new titles. With so much content packed in Watch Dogs, I was curious to see how a single-player campaign DLC can stack up.

But now, it seems Ubisoft felt that four months was enough for players to explore the city of Chicago as Aiden Pearce. With a new playable character, a new set of tools, and new missions to dive into; players can see the streets of Chicago through a fresh perspective, and can even bring a friend along for the ride.

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I've discovered a new go-to game for relaxing photo
I've discovered a new go-to game for relaxing
by Jordan Devore

I play videogames for many reasons. Sometimes, I play for the story -- the chance to visit new worlds and live out someone else's life. Other times, it's the sense of competition I find most alluring, or the chance to master a game's rules and finally overcome its fiercest challenges.

But for every passing motivation to play games I have, I'll always been in need of one that can help me relax. Something to take my mind off life's problems, no matter how big or small they might be. Something I can get into for 15 minutes, or hours on end. Something that'll last.

Right now, Endless Ocean: Blue World is that game for me, and what a gem it is.

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3:30 PM on 09.12.2014

Use your 3DS as a controller for the Wii U Super Smash Bros.

More fun Smash Bros. tidbits. It appears you can use your 3DS as a controller for the Wii U version of the game when it releases.  Kyle McLain tweeted this screen shot, followed by a tweet, "The text on the top scre...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 09.12.2014

Nintendo is streaming lots of Smash Bros. today

Nintendo's Treehouse team returns for an eight-hour stream today featuring Bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Ultimate NES Remix, and Fantasy Life. That'll continue until 1:00pm Pacific at which point it's Super Smash Bros. 3DS time. Watch the stream right here, or on YouTube.

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 09.12.2014

Smash Bros. 3DS secret characters are pretty easy to unlock

I feel like, for everyone worried about being "spoiled" on the Super Smash Bros. secret characters, there was at least half a person lamenting having to, you know, play the game in order to unlock all of the characters. ...

Steven Hansen

2:05 PM on 09.11.2014

Beware of Super Smash Bros. secret character spoilers (update)

I remember some of voi got all upset when we (okay, me) posted pictures of the final evolution of the new Pokemon starters. The unlockable Smash Bros. characters are probably an even bigger "spoiler," then. So,...

Steven Hansen

11:00 AM on 09.11.2014

Nintendo Download: Teslagrad

Are you in the mood for some ports and old games this week? No? Too bad! This week sees the release of Teslagrad on the Wii U, as well as Adventure Island, KickBeat Special Edition. You'll also find a Wooden Sen'SeY demo...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 09.11.2014

Here are all the Smash Bros. color variants, including a bad one

People have their hands on the full 3DS Super Smash Bros. and all sorts of fun is coming from that, including a breakdown of all the alternate color variants for non-secret characters.  Quick, open the full image&nb...

Steven Hansen

8:15 PM on 09.10.2014

Sing your heart out with The Voice

Let me preface this post by saying that I don't watch The Voice, or any of those other horrific singing shows. But I do sing a lot in my spare time. Not great or anything, but I do it for fun. And there aren't enough karaoke ...

Brittany Vincent

11:20 AM on 09.10.2014

Watch Dogs for Wii U now has a potential release date (Update)

[Update: Ubisoft has confirmed to Destructoid that Watch Dogs will be available on Wii U on November 18.] I know a number of people are still patiently waiting for Watch Dogs to hit the Wii U before they play it. Ye...

Chris Carter





11:00 AM on 09.10.2014

Check out exactly how the Wii U GamePad will work in Fatal Frame

We know that Fatal Frame is coming to the Wii U, but now we can get a better look at how the GamePad will actually influence gameplay. Based on the trailer, you'll be using it as the iconic camera in the series, as well as a...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 09.10.2014

Dragon Quest X sales and shipments stopped for 3DS temporarily

Dragon Quest X hit the 3DS in Japan, and it did so well that Square Enix is temporarily halting the shipments of the game. Wait, what? Due to a huge number of players flooding into the game at the same time, as well as the st...

Chris Carter