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High Strangeness lets you shift between 8-bit and 16-bit

Longtime Destructoid community member AgentMOO's High Strangeness was back at PAX this year with a nearly done build. With the help of indie publisher Midnight City, High Strangeness is coming out late this year on PC and consoles. Holmes and Ben "AgentMOO" Shostak talked about the "12- bit" adventure and enemies that get more nefarious and capable as you do when you switch to the 16-bit world.   more

High Strangeness lets you shift between 8-bit and 16-bit photo

Azure Striker compromises appeal to boys 10-14, adds braid back

Keiji Inafune's other not Mega Man game is Azure Striker: Gunvolt. Its main character, Gunvolt, was viciously censored for the planned Western release, as you can see below. And by viciously censored I mean his designed was c...   more

Azure Striker compromises appeal to boys 10-14, adds braid back photo

Listen to Holmes sing 'God Bless the USA' in this Broforce interview

Free Lives' Broforce is already out in the wild on Steam Early Access, playable to those willing to part with $14.99 in exchange for a super macho, explosion-filled action-platformer romp featuring such characters as Bromman...   more

Listen to Holmes sing 'God Bless the USA' in this Broforce interview photo

Not a Hero: Get a rabbit from the future elected mayor with murder

An anthropomorphic purple rabbit from the future wants to become mayor and you're his campaign manager, which means murdering all of the competition and their supporters. "I think that's how politics works." Well, it's close...   more

Not a Hero: Get a rabbit from the future elected mayor with murder photo

inFamous: Second Son gets a cool-looking Photo Mode tomorrow

Tomorrow's update for inFamous: Second Son will give players the option to turn off the game's heads-up display, cap the frame rate at 30 frames per second, and, after clearing the story, change the in-game time of day. But ...   more

inFamous: Second Son gets a cool-looking Photo Mode tomorrow photo

Not a Hero's 2D cover-based shooting killed me about a dozen times

Devolver Digital had a great showing at PAX East this year. Though Hotline Miami 2 might have had the most buzz going in, not long into the show people were shouting about Not a Hero. Developed by Roll7 (of OlliOlli fame), it...   more

Not a Hero's 2D cover-based shooting killed me about a dozen times photo

Heart Forth, Alicia is the best Kickstarter I've seen in ages

There's been a resurgence of Metroidvania games in recent years thanks to crowdfunding but not all of them have lived up to our lofty ambitions for the genre. Many haven't. As such, I hope you're not so skeptical as to avoid...   more

Heart Forth, Alicia is the best Kickstarter I've seen in ages photo

Hyper Light Drifter probably won't be out until early 2015

Heart Machine pushed back its wildly anticipated Hyper Light Drifter from the previous June 2014 release to the end of 2014. Heart Machine's Alex Preston, talking to Jonathan Holmes at PAX, explained that, while they're stil...   more

Hyper Light Drifter probably won't be out until early 2015 photo

La-Mulana 2 aims to be more 'intuitive,' still hard as heck

La-Mulana was regarded by some as the hardest game ever. This isn't going to change, though Nigoro's Takami Naramura wants it to be slightly more intuitive so perhaps all those deaths don't lead to warranted frustration and ...   more

La-Mulana 2 aims to be more 'intuitive,' still hard as heck photo

Deus Ex: The Fall is now available for Macs

Last month Deus Ex: The Fall made the jump over to the PC on Steam, and now it's available for the Mac. As always, if you already bought the game at release, you can just load it up on a Mac with the same account and you...   more

Deus Ex: The Fall is now available for Macs photo

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime puts two people in a neon spaceship built for eight

Navigating through the outer reaches of space is hard. There are multiple systems to account for, from piloting to shields to weapons control, each with its own specialized training necessary. Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime ...   more

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime puts two people in a neon spaceship built for eight photo

Tribute Games returns to pure arcade action in Curses 'N Chaos

In announcing that Mercenary Kings would hit PS Vita at PAX East, developer Tribute Games also briefly talked up Curses 'N Chaos, a game which sounded like a mighty good time based on the name alone. After watching this Jona...   more

Tribute Games returns to pure arcade action in Curses 'N Chaos photo

Boxed PC copies of Dark Souls II delayed in the UK

There was some confusion this morning about a possible delay for the PC version of Dark Souls II, which is already later than its console counterparts. Regrettably, there is a delay, to May 2 -- but only in the United Kingdom...   more

Boxed PC copies of Dark Souls II delayed in the UK photo

Here's a half hour of the Arkham Origins Mr. Freeze DLC, if you want to watch that

I've never quite understood why people want to watch extended gameplay videos of upcoming content. I mean, if you're excited and want to play it, why would you want to spoil a long chunk of it? Conversely, if you couldn't ca...   more

Here's a half hour of the Arkham Origins Mr. Freeze DLC, if you want to watch that photo

Child of Light trailer shows off world of Lemuria

A new trailer for upcoming Ubisoft RPG Child of Light shows off the watercolor world of Lemuria. We already knew this game is going to be a treat for the eyes, but this new world tour video shows us that we've got so much mo...   more

Child of Light trailer shows off world of Lemuria photo

Still Alive is a PVP survival platformer

It seems like the the genre of "survival games" is well and truly established, what with the likes of DayZ, Rust, et al being pretty popular. So it's no surprise to see newer games take the core ideas but tweak the gameplay ...   more

Still Alive is a PVP survival platformer photo

Freedom Wars, Soul Sacrifice Delta, and Oreshika will be localized

Three cool-looking Japanese PlayStation Vita games -- Soul Sacrifice Delta, Freedom Wars, and Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines -- have been confirmed for North America and Europe. Up first is Soul Sacrifice's expanded and improve...   more

Freedom Wars, Soul Sacrifice Delta, and Oreshika will be localized photo

This Bound By Flame combat overview is pretty damn informative

I'm not completely sold on Bound By Flame yet, but this video is doing a pretty decent job of showing off the variety of locales, enemies, and combat situations the game has to offer. The basic gimmick is that you'...   more

This Bound By Flame combat overview is pretty damn informative photo

Live Show: We've got the full PAX build of Hyper Light Drifter

If you haven't heard of Hyper Light Drifter then you better pay attention because you're in for a treat. If you have heard of the gorgeous Kickstarter success story you also better sit down -- we're about to blow your mind. A...   more

Live Show: We've got the full PAX build of Hyper Light Drifter photo

Hyper Light Drifter's co-op mode will have you dying over and over

Hyper Light Drifter is on the top of a lot of people's lists of most anticipated games. For good reason, too. The quick-paced, action-RPG with a retro aesthetic looks like it's going to be an absolute pleasure to play. I...   more

Hyper Light Drifter's co-op mode will have you dying over and over photo

Double Fine drops a 90s themed Hack 'n' Slash trailer

Double Fine's Hack 'n' Slash, which is similar to Zelda with a hacking mechanic involved, is looking pretty great so far. Here to help the wait is a new trailer from the developer, which is themed like a 90s commercial ...   more

Double Fine drops a 90s themed Hack 'n' Slash trailer photo

Awesomenauts adds Penny Fox with its biggest update yet

Ronimo has rolled out its Secrets of Space update for Awesomenauts today on Steam and it's time to give the multiplayer game another look. The patch will be available on PlayStation 4 at a later date -- "we'll do our best to...   more

Awesomenauts adds Penny Fox with its biggest update yet photo

Impressions: Broforce

Whether it's the smartass name or the numerous references to action stars, there's nothing subtle about Broforce. Then there's the seemingly never-ending barrage of explosions and showers of pixelated blood that make the stag...   more

Impressions: Broforce photo

Gauntlet is a lot like you remember, just upgraded

Do you remember Gauntlet? It holds a special place in arcade gaming history, but at the same time, it's almost 30 years old. It seems like the perfect time for a remake, doesn't it? Magicka maker Arrowhead Games has the oppor...   more

Gauntlet is a lot like you remember, just upgraded photo

First look at The Last of Us Remastered for PS4

Here's a trailer for The Last of Us Remastered which shows a bunch of accolades and an all-too-brief snippet of gameplay footage. Sorry, there's no side-by-side graphics breakdown here. Only time will tell how far the enhanc...   more

First look at The Last of Us Remastered for PS4 photo

Robot Entertainment is switching things up in Orcs Must Die! Unchained

Ahead of PAX East, Robot Entertainment has announced Orcs Must Die! Unchained and it sounds like the next logical step for the series. Players will control the forces on both sides, meaning you'll have to attack the other te...   more

Robot Entertainment is switching things up in Orcs Must Die! Unchained photo


Robot Entertainment is switching things up in Orcs Must Die! Unchained photo
Robot Entertainment is switching things up in Orcs Must Die! Unchained photo
Robot Entertainment is switching things up in Orcs Must Die! Unchained photo
Robot Entertainment is switching things up in Orcs Must Die! Unchained photo
Robot Entertainment is switching things up in Orcs Must Die! Unchained photo
Robot Entertainment is switching things up in Orcs Must Die! Unchained photo



Supergiant's Transistor hits PS4 and PC next month

The next title from Bastion maker Supergiant Games, Transistor, is one many of us at Destructoid have had nothing but good things to say about and it's releasing relatively soon. The studio announced a May 20, 2014 launch acr...   more

Supergiant's Transistor hits PS4 and PC next month photo

inFamous: Second Son is the fastest selling game in the franchise, says Sony

InFamous: Second Son is good. Really good, in fact. And it seems as if a number of other people agree, as Sony has just sent word that the global sales of inFamous: Second Son have reached one million within nine da...   more

inFamous: Second Son is the fastest selling game in the franchise, says Sony photo

Batman goes all Iron Man in the Arkham Origins Mr. Freeze DLC

DC All Access is showing off what we can expect out of the Batman: Arkham Origins "Cold, Cold Heart" downloadable content, and it looks like DC is taking a page out of Iron Man's playbook. To deal with Mr. Freeze, Batman wil...   more

Batman goes all Iron Man in the Arkham Origins Mr. Freeze DLC photo

Watch Dogs is getting another campaign for its Season Pass

A GameStop product page for the Watch Dogs Season Pass describes what the $19.99 purchase will cover, at least in general terms: "a unique single-player campaign featuring a new playable character plus more missions, weapons,...   more

Watch Dogs is getting another campaign for its Season Pass  photo

The Last of Us PS4 remaster is real, according to a PlayStation Store listing (Update)

[Update: Sony has confirmed The Last of Us Remastered. We can expect higher resolution character models, improved lighting, upgraded textures, and a director's commentary for all in-game cinematics featuring Neil Druckman, Tr...   more

The Last of Us PS4 remaster is real, according to a PlayStation Store listing (Update) photo

Sign up for Epic Games' Fortnite alpha

Epic has kept mostly quiet about Fortnite for years now and in that time I've gone from being excited to not caring at all to really, really caring. Now that the studio has opened alpha sign-ups and shared a bunch of informat...   more

Sign up for Epic Games' Fortnite alpha photo

An early look at the PC version of Dark Souls II

How many times have I died in Dark Souls II now? 12, 14... 16? Truth is I've already lost count of how many times I've taken a blade to the chest or an arrow to the face. Whenever I think I'm making progress, something takes ...   more

An early look at the PC version of Dark Souls II photo

Marvel teased for Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition

It's been long expected that Marvel and Star Wars characters would make their way to Disney Infinity and we're finally getting a tease for the former property. Captain America -- or his iconic shield, at least -- is all but ...   more

Marvel teased for Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition photo

Outcast creators turn to Kickstarter for an HD reboot

Appeal's 1999 open-world action-adventure game Outcast has built up a dedicated fan base over the years and when it was announced that core members of the original team had bought the rights back from Atari, a Kickstarter fe...   more

Outcast creators turn to Kickstarter for an HD reboot photo

Flying Hamster II is here for you, Wonder Boy fans

Flying Hamster was a shoot-'em-up (or should I say, "cute-'em-up") for PSP, PS Vita, and iOS. Its sequel is not that, at all -- it's much more compelling. Fans of the Wonder Boy / Monster World series are going to want to ta...   more

Flying Hamster II is here for you, Wonder Boy fans photo

Australia rates Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, F-Zero: GP Legend for Wii U

I do love a good ratings board heads-up every now and then. The Australian Classification Board has listed Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and F-Zero: GP Legend as coming to the Wii U Virtual Console now that Game Boy Advance tit...   more

Australia rates Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, F-Zero: GP Legend for Wii U photo

The Land of Eyas blends Super Meat Boy with VVVVVV

If you have ever been playing the spirit-breakingly difficult platformer Super Meat Boy, and thought to yourself, "You know what this game needs? A gravity switching mechanic," then The Land of Eyas might be just what you ha...   more

The Land of Eyas blends Super Meat Boy with VVVVVV photo


The Land of Eyas blends Super Meat Boy with VVVVVV photo
The Land of Eyas blends Super Meat Boy with VVVVVV photo
The Land of Eyas blends Super Meat Boy with VVVVVV photo
The Land of Eyas blends Super Meat Boy with VVVVVV photo
The Land of Eyas blends Super Meat Boy with VVVVVV photo
The Land of Eyas blends Super Meat Boy with VVVVVV photo



Child of Light is a return to classic JRPG wonder

Last year, the news of Ubisoft making an old-school throwback to the JRPG genre took a number of people by surprise. When Destructoid got the chance to check it out, there was a healthy amount of curiosity around it. Not too ...   more

Child of Light is a return to classic JRPG wonder photo

Saints Row IV thinks highly of itself, releasing Game of the Century Edition

Ever since the third installment in the series, Saints Row has been a franchise that hasn't been afraid to toot its own horn. Not necessarily without cause, though -- after all, Saints Row IV was pretty darn good. B...   more

Saints Row IV thinks highly of itself, releasing Game of the Century Edition photo

Soul Sacrifice Delta may be coming to the west

Soul Sacrifice Delta, an expansion/semi-sequel of sorts for the original PlayStation Vita game Soul Sacrifice, is apparently coming to the west, according to a listing from a Spanish retailer. According to the listing the fo...   more

Soul Sacrifice Delta may be coming to the west photo

Rockstar will add heists to GTA Online this spring

Rockstar has detailed what it has in store for GTA Online and while there's quite a lot of content planned, my eyes went straight for the line about the long-awaited Heist Missions. They're coming at some point this spring --...   more

Rockstar will add heists to GTA Online this spring photo

GTA V's iFruit app hits the PlayStation Vita

If you don't own a smartphone and have been dying for the past six months to use the iFruit companion app for Grand Theft Auto V, now is your time. Sony has updated the PSN to accommodate it, which you can pick up for free he...   more

GTA V's iFruit app hits the PlayStation Vita photo

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor set for release on October 7

It's been awhile since we last heard from Monolith's new action-adventure title set in Tolkien's fantasy universe. Now, WB Games has revealed the release date, and fans will get to experience Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor&nb...   more

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor set for release on October 7 photo

Upcoming inFamous: Second Son update will let your turn off the HUD

As detailed on the PlayStation Blog, Sucker Punch Productions has spoken about a few new features it will be adding to inFamous: Second Soon in the coming weeks based on fan feedback. It seems many of you requested the abilit...   more

Upcoming inFamous: Second Son update will let your turn off the HUD photo

Review: Mercenary Kings

Mercenary Kings is a Kickstarter success story that has finally made its way into the consumer’s hands. Combining elements from games like Monster Hunter and Metal Slug, Kings attempts to capture player’s hearts with its retro look and lighthearted feel. Also you can make a gun that is a cat and goes "mew!" when you fire it.   more

Review: Mercenary Kings photo

Vote on the next Mega Man game to hit the 3DS eShop

It's been a long time coming for those promised Mega Man Game Boy titles to hit the 3DS eShop in North America, but it's finally happening in May. (Or "Mega May," as it were.) Capcom has opened a poll for fans to vote on whic...   more

Vote on the next Mega Man game to hit the 3DS eShop photo

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace is a nice step up from the original

Ragnarok Odyssey's follow-up has an Ace up its sleeve, packed with all new content -- effectively rendering it an expansion. In addition to yet another Vita version the game is also dropping on the PlayStation 3, wh...   more

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace is a nice step up from the original photo

Two Brothers is still being ported to Wii U, developer to be revealed

Although some people have been playing Two Brothers for quite some time on PC, many gamers are still wondering when the planned Wii U port will arrive. According to the developer AckkStudios, it's still on the works, and...   more

Two Brothers is still being ported to Wii U, developer to be revealed photo

Review: Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition

I still remember the first time I ever laid eyes on a Dynasty Warriors game. It was a cold winter afternoon in 2000, and for whatever reason, one lone copy of Dynasty Warriors 2 was calling my name at a local Blockbuster...   more

Review: Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition photo