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10:45 AM on 04.10.2015

Team Ninja developing next Dissidia Final Fantasy

[Update: Here's new trailer for the game, as spotted by community member FlanxLycanth.] Dragon Quest Heroes isn't the only project Square Enix and Koei Tecmo are collaborating on, as the companies just announced Team Ni...

Kyle MacGregor

7:15 PM on 04.08.2015

Let's revisit thousands of old arcade game flyers

Several weeks ago, I heard about Flyer Fever, an online archive of thousands of arcade game advertisements dating back to the 1970s, and the site has been clawing at my mind ever since. I've finally succumbed. This is just to...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 04.04.2015

La-Mulana EX is nirvana for punishing game enthusiasts

There's a certain thrill to a game that punishes you for attempting to best it, as Bloodborne and Souls series fans can attest to. That's why there happen to be so many of them cropping up here and there, especially over the ...

Jason Faulkner

11:45 AM on 04.03.2015

Heads up: Woah Dave! is free with PS Plus again

We heard about April's PlayStation Plus games earlier this week but here's another late addition: Woah Dave! from Choice Provisions. The penny-collecting, alien-dodging, egg-throwing arcade game was free for subscribers back ...

Jordan Devore

11:45 AM on 03.31.2015

Google Maps is now a giant game of Pac-Man

I like when companies channel their April Fools' Day creativity into something real as opposed to just announcing a phony product or service that really ought to exist. This year, Google has another fun interactive gag for us...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 03.23.2015

More Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade details coming April 10

Square Enix's Final Fantasy-filled PSP fighter is continuing not on Sony's subsequent handheld or, as fans have always wanted, on consoles. Rather, the next iteration is a three-on-three arcade fighter, the cabinet for which...

Steven Hansen

7:30 PM on 03.17.2015

Arcade icons wreck Earth in the first trailer for Pixels

In Pixels, aliens have invaded Earth with classic arcade characters like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man and it's up to Adam Sandler and friends to save the world. What could possibly go wrong? The basic concept originated years ago...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 03.17.2015

Geometry Wars 3 is evolving with 40 new stages and Hardcore Mode

This is unexpected. Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is rolling out a free update across all platforms (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC) on March 31, 2015 that's large enough to warrant a name change. Going forward, the game wil...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 03.11.2015

Sega brings back OutRun with style for the 3D Classics Series

One of the great things about Sega's ongoing 3DS Classics series is that it allows retro games from the publisher's past to find a new audience. And given its rich and diverse history of quirky and fan-favorite titles, there'...

Alessandro Fillari

9:00 PM on 02.18.2015

Flex those muscles, Machamp

This is vaguely the same footage of Pokkén Tournament we've seen over the past couple weeks, but it's a direct capture of the game, so what the hell. Good recap of the current roster, though do note that the voice over and text are in Japanese. Long way to go before this'll get localized. What's going on with Pikachu (starting at 1:25)? That expression is Kirby-in-the-USA angry.

Jordan Devore

12:10 AM on 02.14.2015

Square Enix reveals new Dissidia Final Fantasy

Square Enix has a new Dissidia Final Fantasy in the works, the publisher revealed today at the Japan Amusement Expo in Chiba. It's a three-on-three fighting game currently only announced for arcades. You have to figure ...

Kyle MacGregor

12:15 PM on 02.13.2015

Capcom is making an Attack on Titan arcade game

Capcom is developing an Attack on Titan arcade game, the publisher revealed today at the Japan Amusement Expo in Chiba. Details are scarce at present, but we'll learn more this summer. Attack on Titan is a dark fant...

Kyle MacGregor

9:35 PM on 02.12.2015

Pokkén strikes Japanese arcades this summer

Pokkén Tournament launches in arcades across Japan this summer, Bandai Namco revealed today at the Japan Amusement Expo in Chiba. The studio is showcasing the fighter this weekend at the event, giving attendees an...

Kyle MacGregor

2:00 PM on 02.12.2015

Housemarque is making a game with Robotron designer Eugene Jarvis

Designer Eugene Jarvis (Defender, Robotron: 2084, Smash TV, Cruis'n) and Housemarque (Super Stardust, Outland, Resogun) are collaborating on a game. Is this real life? It can't be! "When I saw Resogun I couldn't believe how t...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 02.11.2015

Off-screen Pokkén Tournament footage has Gardevoir-on-Gardevoir action

As a man of simple tastes, my big takeaway from Pokkén Tournament's location test in Japanese arcades was Pikachu wearing shorts, but, I get it: game mechanics are important too. This off-screen video from seadraDS ha...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 02.06.2015

Kids just won't understand how jaggy Q*Bert used to be

When Q*Bert Rebooted does a weird little hop thing over to PS4, PS3, and Vita, it'll evoke two different thoughts from its prospective audience. Old-timers won't be able to recall everything looking so smooth. Youngins ...

Brett Makedonski

4:00 PM on 02.03.2015

Review: Pix the Cat

Pix is a mix of the two most saccharine basic emoticons, :3 and ^_^, a face for the forgotten mascot age. Just too cute, and not in a way that ever betrays the fiendish score-chaser underneath. Sincere cuteness. A real testam...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 02.02.2015

Nitroplus Blasters adds four new faces to its extensive roster

Nitroplus Blasters: Heroines Infinite Duel has added some new faces to its roster, and they're pretty awesome. Saber of Fate/Zero and Ethica Kibanohara of Tokyo Necro have been announced as playable characters in the upc...

Brittany Vincent

11:00 AM on 02.02.2015

Pokkén arcade controller resembles Wii U GamePad

Well, maybe not exactly. It's certainly no fightstick, but it's also wider than your standard controller. Even still, the setups at the Pokkén Tournament location tests are giving me serious Wii U vibes. They may ...

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 PM on 01.30.2015

Pokkén looks hot: Shorts-wearing Pikachu and red Lucario

Now that Bandai Namco has begun testing Pokkén Tournament in Japanese arcades, the photos are flooding in -- and they're scrumptious. The Pokémon fighting game offers alternate colors for its combatants, includi...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 01.29.2015

School of Ragnarok is Square Enix's 1-on-1 arcade fighter

If you are in Japan or going sometime this year (and want to take me with you!), you can play Square Enix's newest title, School of Ragnarok. The one-versus-one fighter is more of a Gundam VS (or maybe Square's own Diss...

Steven Hansen

12:00 AM on 01.24.2015

The return of news on Dtoid's YouTube channel? Let's start with Pokkén Tournament

Today was a pretty huge day for Destructoid. One of the founding fathers of the website returned to the fold and swiftly kicked NBA2K15 in the nuts. We reviewed the New 3DS with lukewarm appreciation, tempered with the ...

Jonathan Holmes



Pikachu, Suicune, and Gardevoir announced for Pokkén Tournament photo
Pikachu, Suicune, and Gardevoir announced for Pokkén Tournament
by Jonathan Holmes

[Update: Embedded the full stream below. Also, GoNintendo rounded up more info on how the game plays, including details on how the 3-Axis movement works, how you can guard attacks from any height with the same button, and more. This definitely isn't just Tekken with the Pokémon brand slapped on it.] 

A load of new Pokkén Tournament info just aired on Japanese TV and the Internet is currently scrambling to keep up. Series mascot Pikachu, legendary beast Suicune and Destructoid favorite Gardevoir have joined Lucario and Machamp as announced playable characters. Gen-5 starter Snivy, Gen-6 started Fennekin, "flying Pikachu" Emolga and "boat with a face" Lapras are in the game as non-playable support characters. 

We've also learned more about how the game will control. You won't need a fight stick for this one, folks. In fact, you could probably play Pokkén Tournament with an SNES pad and not suffer any loss of precision. The game has a unique controller that only utilizes a d-pad (movement), L (support) and R (guard) shoulder buttons, and A (Pokémon attack), B (jump), X (weak attack) and Y (strong attack) face buttons for inputs. Sounds like a perfect fit for just about any Wii U compatible controller, don't you think? 

The game will go on location test in select Japanese arcades starting January 30, so if you live out that way, give the game a spin and write about it in our community blogs. We may just put your story on the front page. 

Friday: Pokkén Tournament Information + Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Battle Competition [Serebii.net]

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2:00 PM on 01.19.2015

It's time for some Paul Robertson gifs

This ghost, Mister Specter, comes from Curses 'N Chaos, an upcoming co-op arcade action title about smashing monsters. Developer Tribute Games (Mercenary Kings, Wizorb) has shared gifs of the first three bosses designed by Justin Cyr and animated by Paul Robertson. This was one of the first emails I saw this morning and now I wish every day began with gifs.

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 01.13.2015

PlayStation-exclusive Pix the Cat comes to PC this month

Pix the Cat has been downloaded over a million times on PS4 and Vita, likely thanks to it being a free PlayStation Plus game. If you don't own one of those two things, Pix the Cat is coming to Steam at the end of January. Nostalgia mode, four player local multiplayer. Fun stuff. 

Steven Hansen

9:00 PM on 12.23.2014

Happy birthday, Guile

You thought we forgot? Not a chance. Happy birthday, Guile! Rock-solid abs, a full head of hair, that sprightly glimmer in your eye -- you're looking fabulous. Destructoid is home to plenty of adoring fans who post daily trib...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 12.22.2014

I think we've found the ultimate OutRun machine

I hadn't heard of Force Dynamics' crazy-looking 401cr motion platform before today but I'm already convinced: it is the coolest way to play Sega's arcade classic OutRun.* "This is the original arcade OutRun from 1986, ported...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 12.09.2014

Tekken 7 lead annoyed you don't like the catgirl so she's Asia/Europe-exclusive

Yesterday, Tekken 7 revealed a new character with cat ears and a Japanese pop idol aesthetic designed by Fire Emblem: Awakening and No More Heroes character artist Yusuke Kozaki. Our own Destructoid's...

Steven Hansen

4:00 PM on 12.08.2014

Nya! Good god, Tekken 7's Lucky Chloe is anime as hell

I have a strong urge to get very, very good at Tekken 7 and just piss off (mostly western) players by beating them endlessly with this stupid cat girl. 

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 12.04.2014

SNK asks which Neo Geo games we want ported to PlayStation

Despite never owning a Neo Geo (I was mad jealous of my friend who had a Neo Geo Pocket back in the day), I've played many of the system's best games thanks to digitally-distributed ports and compilation discs. SNK shows no s...

Jordan Devore







I never thought Super Mario Bros. would make me so angry photo
I never thought Super Mario Bros. would make me so angry
by Kyle MacGregor

In a cramped beachside arcade, sandwiched between Galaga and Mortal Kombat 3, sits my white whale. It's surrounded by restaurants, a roller coaster, churro vendors, and a carousel, this sad little Super Mario Bros. arcade cabinet.

It isn't much to look at, with its chipped, gaudy yellow paint and weathered artwork. The monitor is tiny and its picture quality about as clear as mud. The buttons are sticky, and the stick is buttony. You could look right through it, and never even know it's there.

Maybe that's what I like about it, this unassuming relic with a dark side.

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6:30 PM on 11.25.2014

Well, you can rent an arcade cabinet for your house for $75 per month

Oh, San Francisco. You always have the coolest/wackiest/weirdest business ideas. Like this start-up that's offering an arcade cabinet delivered to your house for $75/month. That's just San Francisco enough to work! All You Ca...

Brett Makedonski

7:30 PM on 11.14.2014

Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders should have happened years ago

I was too young to get into Space Invaders, influential as it was, but Arkanoid is my jam. Taito is working on a mobile game for iOS and Android that combines the two properties, according to Game Watch, and I'm loving the so...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 11.12.2014

Reminder: Geometry Wars 3 is out in two weeks

I'm unsure what your plans are for Thanksgiving but if you're looking to kill time before your big meal is prepared, allow me to point out that Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions will be released. It's coming first to Steam, PS3, a...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 11.12.2014

Tekken 7 shows off Claudio and Katarina

I've always had a soft spot for Tekken. Although the name doesn't carry as much weight these days, I still get excited at the prospect of playing as Yoshimitsu or another classic character while I pick up the new systems. Ba...

Chris Carter

5:30 PM on 11.04.2014

How does 900 classic arcade games in your browser sound?

Fancy the greatest classic gaming selection of all time? It's not at some fabled arcade where the sound of dropping quarters and eight-bit music drowns out the dimmed oldies rock station playing over the worn out speakers. No...

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 11.03.2014

Capcom is haunting arcades with Luigi's Mansion

Luigi's bringing his ghost-bustin' vaccum-totin' ways to a new scene that's full of noise and flashing lights, and it's all thanks to Capcom. The GameCube classic Luigi's Mansion is being refitted for arcades, as indicated by...

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 10.25.2014

Bask in the glory that is Basingstoke

Puppygames is at it again, this time revealing a bit more of the action you'll likely encounter in its upcoming stealthy roguelike Basingstoke. It's probably no secret by this point that Basingstoke is high up on my lis...

Rob Morrow

4:00 PM on 10.20.2014

There's a new Time Crisis and it's NOT for iOS

I would always go for House of the Dead above all other light-gun arcade games, but if I had any quarters left, I'd often put them toward Time Crisis; usually enough for a single round, which would come to an end with impress...

Jordan Devore

12:15 PM on 10.20.2014

Project J looks like a trippy little game I could waste some time with

Sometimes I just want to zone out with some synth music, bright colors, and pure gameplay. Super Hexagon works well for that, but it is always nice to try something new. Project J has an interesting hook to it, where the lig...

Darren Nakamura