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
Maker of live-action videogame spoofs, El Gamer Cosplayer has released this video portraying old-school arcade game Kung-Fu Master. As they do in the game, bad guys fly across the screen, locked in the frozen moment of impac... more
As an institution within the videogame racing genre, Mario Kart has always been an example of what arcade style racing is all about. Focusing on simple, pick up and play gameplay, while still offering high level skill based ... more
It's only fitting that I start my personal April Fools' Day off with Blizzard. The company's gags are almost always something so cool or outlandish that we wish they were really being made, and that's no different this year ... more
Every time we cover Sega's 3D Classics line for 3DS, someone inevitably jumps in to talk about how OutRun should be among those games. I agree. And it will be -- at least in Japan.
A logo for the legendary arcade racing game ... more
4Gamer got to check out Ramlethal Valentine, the next playable character to join Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-. She was actually the boss in the game, but she'll now be playable in the game's next arcade update.
Ramlethal has a two ... more
I've been slavishly playing Luftrausers like a madman this past weekend, and I'm shaping up to be a fairly decent player. To help you get a sense of the different Rausers you can pilot, I put together this little video ... more
Vlambeer's air combat game, Luftrausers, has finally been cleared for take-off, following a wait that seemed far longer than anybody expected it would. It's been worth holding out for, and fans of high speed, challenging shoot-em-ups have something pretty special on their hands. more
If you came up to me and told me I could be this turned around, bearingless and disoriented, on a two dimensional plane of movement, I would say, "Gee, that's oddly specific, why are you telling me this?"
And then you would f... more
Pac-Man Museum, released today on Steam, PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live Arcade, caught my eye this morning. It was my first time hearing about the game and the $19.99 price stood out. What could a compilation like this po... more
The year was 2009. Back when the Xbox 360's XBLA Summer of Games was all the rage, a small little downloadable title called Trials HD came out of nowhere and won the hearts of players. With two sequels, and several million c... more
Along time ago, in an arcade far far away, Sega was king of the scene. Some of the industries best fighters (Virtua Fighter 2, Fighting Vipers, Virtual On...) were developed and powered by the once dominant developer. But al... more
According to Siliconera, Guilty Gear Xrd Sign will launch on February 20th in Japanese arcades. After that, Xrd Sign will launch on the PlayStation 3 and the PS4 later this year in Japan. There are no announcements ... more
One more week until Tomba! 2 releases on PlayStation Network. Until then, we're getting the fifth title in MonkeyPaw Games' Retro Rush event, Wolf Fang, a sidescrolling shooter sequel to the 1989 shoot-'em-up Vapor Trail: Hyp... more
Some sort of Jumanji book about the secret Backyard gets hidden away, but an evil power erupts from the Backyard itself (kind of like The Gate) threatening the world and, uh, only the power of cheesy rock and roll and drop d... more
A new trailer has been released for Rambo: The Video Game focused on the variety of gameplay contained within. You'll see stealth kills, bits of shooting, environmental destruction and QTE. Yeah, quick-time events are apparently considered a "feature" in Rambo, which ought to give just about anybody pause for reflection. more
Imagine a tribute/love letter to the days of coin operated arcade games made as a metroidvania-style game. With arcade boards as power-ups, and images and noises from vintage machines, this one will pull at your heartstrings... more
Team NINJA's Yosuke Hayashi announced that there will be some updates coming to Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate soon. The arcade version will be receiving an update in late January, and it will include new costumes for the fighters.... more
Inspired by a comic from Zac Gorman, the Destructoid staff was chatting about Bad Dudes, the old beat 'em up infamous for its abrupt opening and unsatisfying conclusion (pictured above). Upon inspecting the image more closely... more
With the end of the year approaching, Sega let loose a nice surprise for fans on their Twitter page. Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed is chock full of references and fan service, and now we can expect the return of S... more
"When I play a game, it's not really for fun -- it's to kick the shit out of this game."
And with that, we have our "villain" in the Donkey Kong high score rivalry between the mild-mannered current record holder Dr. Hank Chi... more
There's been a lot of buzz lately regarding the new fighter from Arc System Works. With several location tests going in Japan, fans are already getting some quality time with the title. Recently, we saw the return of Zato=One... more
Mad Catz and I have a rather interesting history. One fine summer day, I had rented the PlayStation One game Ninja: Shadow of Darkness, and decided to try out my brand new Mad Catz controllers. Halfway into the final lev... more
Regrettably, I've not yet had the privilege of playing Namco Bandai's Mario Kart arcade games. This has been especially painful for Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, which looks so damned good. Unlike its predecessors, this machine wo... more
[Update: I've included a video showing off Marie in action, as well as screens, in the gallery below, of her alternate costume.]
Tecmo's Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade's most recent trailer gives a small glim... more
There was some concern about the state of Ultra Street Fighter IV after Capcom said the game wasn't where it needed to be back in October. Today, the company gave us something to go on in the way of release information -- USF... more
Today was a particularly busy day in what's been an all-around busy week. Did you happen to read Dale's review of Resogun? I think it's a safe bet to call this the go-to PlayStation 4 launch game -- just look at it! And the ... more
Currently, the only way to get Killer Instinct Classic is by purchasing either the Ultra ($39.99) or Ultimate ($59.99) edition of Double Helix's new Killer Instinct. I say "currently" because these things have a habit of gett... more
To pretty much everyone's surprise, Sega released The Typing of the Dead: Overkill just in time for Halloween. In this sequel of sorts to the infamous Typing of the Dead for the Sega Dreamcast and Arcade, players must put the... more
A lot of people cite Super Metroid as the first game that showed them how tense and isolated videogames can make them feel. For me, that realization came four years earlier when I picked up Splatterhouse on the Turbograf... more
Tomohiro Nishikado, the creator of the arcade classic Space Invaders, was just interviewed by The New Yorker, and he admits that he isn't very good at playing games, and that if "it been left up to me, Space Invaders wou... more
Earlier this year we told you that Sega was testing new arcade game Transformers Human Alliance in China. Now we're seeing the very first gameplay footage from the game.
A new video on Sega's Amusements YouTube account shows... more
We recently told you about a new Plants vs. Zombies arcade game coming out of a tag team between PopCap and Sega, but we had no details to share at that time.
Thanks to Arcade Heroes and their copy of trade publication ... more
If you're not an anime fan, you're probably not going to appreciate this footage as much. That said, it's still a beautiful fighter that's expected to come to both arcades and consoles soon, so check it out.
Dengeki Bunko Fi... more
A new image on Sega's arcade Facebook page teases a new Plants vs. Zombies game. It gives no information other than a name: Plants vs. Zombies: The Last Stand.
The name sounds cool but we have no idea what kind of game this would be. A full-on arcade cabinet? A redemption machine? It's going to be cool, whatever it is.
We'll bring you more information on this game as soon as we get it. more
Earlier this year, Sega was caught quietly testing a new Transformers arcade game in China. The robo-cat is out of the bag now, so they're asking fans on Facebook to vote on which bit of gameplay they'll show first.
Get your Japanese announcer mocking voice ready for this trailer from Atlus. Fighter Persona 4 Arena gets an update/sequel with The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold. As you can see from this freshly released clip from Atlus, Yukari... more
It doesn't have the same scope as Maldita Castilla or Hydorah -- two remarkable titles that are inexplicably free to download -- but the latest freeware release from Locomalito is worth checking out for fans of no-nonsense a... more
For a while now, I've had the urge to play a Spy Hunter-like game. (But not, oddly enough, an honest-to-goodness, actual Spy Hunter -- trust me, I've tried.) I'm starting to look toward Twisted Pixel for a helping hand.
One of the coolest game shows from back in the day was Nick Arcade on Nickelodeon. For those too young to remember or living outside the US, it was a quiz show with a videogame hook. There would be "Video Challenge" rounds i... more
[Update: It's unclear as to whether this is a full blown sequel or just a big update, but the Japanese used to describe it is "zokuhen," a word reserved for sequels and continuations. As of this writing only two new charac... more
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ will arrive on Steam next month. It's a game some of us own already, but one I'll happily buy again now that most of my gaming happens on a PC these days. Really, I just can't be bothered... more
Pokemon Tretta is an arcade game over in Japan, and now players can sync up the arcade game to their 3DS with the Tretta Lab free app. But you're going to have to buy a gigantic peripheral that can attach to either the 3DS o... more
Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN is well into development, and it appears as if the game will be heading to select arcade test markets in Japan. Specifically, the game will be tested first on August 9 at the Sega Akihabara Building 1, on... more
If you've ever played Nintendo and Namco Bandai's Mario Kart Arcade Grand Prix, I'm sure you'll agree with me that more is definitely a good thing. Good news, then: this week, Mario Kart Arcade Grand Prix DX launches in... more
Arcades in America are little more than a distant memory. In Japan, they're faring better, but are still in decline. Namco Bandai is playing around with an idea that might help rejuvenate the relevancy of Japanese arcades.
100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience, a historical documentary on the birth and evolution of arcade culture took three years to make, came out on DVD earlier this year. Our sister site, Japanator, had very n... more
This trailer for Super Splatters, the revised version of The Splatters for Steam, is beyond silly. It does what not enough game trailers do, however -- it gets the point across efficiently. The new release is happening on Ju... more
Part of the appeal of Dungeons and Dragons (the table top RPG) is that it takes you out of the modern day of 24 hour news cycles and constant connection to everyone everywhere through multiple simultaneous internet portals. I... more
Vlambeer sure does make great games. Super Crate Box and Gun Godz in particular are just so finely tuned that I can't help but wonder whether the dudes that make up the Netherlands-based studio are game developer robots. I'm ... more