Following last week's debut of 3D Space Harrier and Super Hang-On on the 3DS eShop, another pair from the Sega 3D Classics line is available: 3D Sonic the Hedgehog and 3D Altered Beast. These are priced at $5.99/€4.99/&p... more
Atlus has announced Dragon's Crown shipments and digital sales have climbed north of the 800,000 mark since Vanallaware's PlayStation 3 and Vita brawler ventured out into the wild this summer.
The controversial... more
Eight years ago when Microsoft kicked off this generation with the Xbox 360, the concept of downloadable arcade titles on a home console was nothing more than a vision. With the Xbox 360 came the Xbox Live Arcade and one ad... more
Senran Kagura Burst is hacking and slashing its way to North America on November 14, XSEED Games has announced. The "buxom ninja brawler" will be available exclusively via the Nintendo 3DS eShop for $29.99.
The story f... more
Muramasa Rebirth's long-awaited Genroku Legends downloadable add-ons will finally make their way to North America in early 2014, Aksys Games has announced.
The supplementary content for Vanillaware's PlayStation Vita action ... more
During IGN's recent livestream event for Killer Instinct, much of the focus was on B.Orchid's return in the newest entry of the series. As a fan favorite, Double Helix was keen to show off its redesign and new mechanics for ... more
Acquire's Akiba's Trip 2 is a demon destroying beat'em up where you literally beat the pants off your enemies. The latest video for the title showcases... well it showcases exactly what one would expect from a game wher... more
Senran Kagura Burst will descend upon the Nintendo 3DS eShop in November or sometime thereabouts, XSEED has revealed. The publisher hasn't quite nailed down a definite launch date just yet, but is still on targeting an a... more
While only a relative handful of titles have risen from the pits of Steam Greenlight to be featured on Steam proper, the number of games able to make that claim is steadily rising. One such title is Megabyte Punch, which Pat... more
Dragon's Crown is now equipped with cross-platform multiplayer in North America, Atlus USA has announced. A new title update allows PlayStation 3 and Vita players to set aside their differences and band together in four-player co-op adventures.
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I was feeling pretty cocky when I entered the home of a classy vampire and her kitten chum. I had a magical sword, a hat that gave me Flash-like super speed, and more health-giving apples than you could possibly eat in a life... more
Hell hath no fury like a European Atlus fan, that much I know. Still, every once in a while there's cause for celebration across the pond. Today is one of those days, as Dragon's Crown now available across Europe for PlayStat... more
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Our friends at Devolver Digital have given us 20 codes for their new co-op brawler Foul Play to hand out to the Destructoid community!
In Foul Play, you get to contr... more
In its final days, the Kickstarter campaign for River City Ransom: Underground was funded. Despite sincere enthusiasm for the property and what looks to be a more-than-capable team handling development, I wasn't so sure this... more
During last week's live questions session on Podtoid, a bunch of you asked me to do a tutorial on how to make sprite artwork. What a bad idea! I'm flattered that people thought Constructoid and Runner looked OK, but if you w... more
Battle Princess of Arcadias is still looking great, especially in this extended gameplay trailer. I love how simple the character switching mechanic is -- it almost feels like a tag-team fighting game. The enemy variety also... more
River City Ransom was a pioneer in so many ways. It was brought RPG-style leveling, attack acquisition, and item hunting to the cute co-op beat-'em-up genre nearly 20 years before Castle Crashers was released. It was also on... more
Battle Princess of Arcadias is still a thing, and from what I can see in this new trailer, it's coming along very nicely. The PS3 exclusive boasts some pretty incredible art, and the gameplay style is incredibly reminiscent ... more
What's with the recent trend of bringing back beloved franchises in ways that just seem to make fans more sad than anything? Earlier this year Capcom announced it was releasing Breath of Fire 6 to fans waiting over a decade w... more
Gentlemen, get your oils and scented candles ready, because Senran Kagura Burst will be arriving in Europe some time in Q1 2014. Americans received a localization confirmation from XSEED earlier this week, seemingly leaving o... more
Charlie Murder is a game that aims incredibly high. In addition to presenting an truly unique and fluid art style, it adds a compelling soundtrack to the mix, as well as a whole host of gameplay mechanics, on top of an RPG-li... more
Senran Kagura Burst is coming to the Nintendo 3DS in North America, XSEED Games has announced. The Tamsoft-developed side-scrolling brawler will launch exclusively via the Nintendo eShop this fall.
A two for one followi... more
XSEED once referred to the prospect of publishing Senran Kagura as "a scary proposition." With concerns over how the series' subject matter would be perceived in more conservative cultures like the United States, a ... more
Dragon's Crown can be a pretty tough game. On top of some devilishly difficult boss fights, you need to fulfill your role, as well as practice good party synergy to really best some of the hardest encounters.
Odds are if you have a technical question about Dragon's Crown, I answered it in this article here in the comment section. But for everything gameplay related, you'll find it here. more
Oh yes, it's another video about reviews and things. Not quite the usual flavor, but certainly something that cannot be repeated enough.
If you're a fan of Vanillaware, you may not be helping by pouring excessive scorn on a ... more
The marvelous Dragon's Crown hit shelves in Japan last week and sold more than 175,000 physical units. The PlayStation 3 and Vita title appears to be a hot commodity, with Atlus apologizing for shortages at ret... more
I will admit it: dubstep is one of my guilty pleasures. It just makes me want to ride on top of perilously fast elevators while firing magic missiles at monsters and dodging their seeping maws. Oddly specific, I know, but ap... more
Dragon's Crown has had an ... interesting development cycle over the past few years, to say the least. After controversy sparked due to the art style Vanillaware has been employing for over a decade now, many people began to ... more
Guacamelee! on the PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita was a wonderful experience. Well now all you people on the computers can finally see what was so great about it come August 8.
Guacamelee: Gold Edition will cost $14.99/&e... more
Dragon's Crown is nearly here after launching in Japan just this week, and Atlus has dropped the game's launch trailer, which consists entirely of gameplay. Although the video does a great job of explaining some of the game'... more
In an announcement today on Twitter, Vanillware's George Kamitani celebrated the Japanese launch of Dragon's Crown with some art, and an interesting factoid -- Dragon's Crown is Vanillware's most expensive project to date. Sp... more
All things considered, Dragon's Crown is one of my most anticipated games of the year, if not the most. As many of you know, I'm a massive fan of action games as well as brawlers, old-school games, and of course, Vanillaware.... more
Beat 'em ups have a pretty interesting history. After dominating the arcade scene in the 80s and 90s, the gaming community at large eventually clamored for more transcendent experience than just mashing a few buttons over and... more
Dragon's Crown is officially coming to Europe, NIS America has announced. The Prinny overlords will handle distribution duties for the PlayStation 3 and Vita title across the pond, as with other Atlus properties like Etr... more
A new Japanese trailer is out for Dragon's Crown, and it's probably the most informative yet, provided you can see past the Japanese voiceover and into the systems at hand. Tons of menu based mechanics are shown, including t... more
A rating for Dragon's Crown has emerged from the Australian Classification Board, indicating the PlayStation 3 and Vita title will be released in PAL territories. The listing suggests NIS America will distribute the title for... more
Dragon's Crown. The mere mention of once recondite game seems to inflame impassioned arguments over the title's character art. Still, it's a Vanillaware game. And, like everything else the studio touches, it looks absolutely ... more
As we already knew, Dragon's Crown will feature different character palettes for each class, but Atlus has just revealed that names, outfits, and English/Japanese dual audio customization are confirmed for the US version of t... more
We already knew that Vanillaware's upcoming Dragon's Crown will feature raw four player cooperative action involving six classes, and a robust leveling system to encourage multiple playthroughs. But according to Siliconera, F... more
There are few things quite as cathartic as punching a nigh-endless horde of villains in their ugly mugs. I'm all for highfalutin, emotionally charged, wordy games where you are meant to care about people, but sometimes I just... more
Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello have all done their thing; now it's time for Leonardo to step up and show 'em why he is the strongest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
Leo has always been the blandest of the four. Everyone e... more
A sequel to Code of Princess might be in the cards, Agatsuma Entertainment producer Yasuo Makajima let slip when speaking with Siliconera. Despite lackluster sales in Japan, the beautifully crafted side-sc... 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
Dragon's Crown is easily one of my favorite games of E3. It's been on my radar for years, back when it was being published by UTV Ignition, but I've kept my distance lately with the visual style controversy. I had the opportunity to really dig in here at E3, and I like where it's headed.There's a lot more to this game than its polarizing visual style, so let's check it out. more
Dragon's Crown is still a couple months away from release, but that isn't stopping Atlus from keeping the unexpectedly high profile brawler fresh in people's minds. Putting yet another log on the fire, the publisher has drop... more
If you're looking for the perfect videogame to complement your decidedly punk rock lifestyle, Charlie Murder seems like it's shaping up to be a damn fine candidate. That is, if you care enough to really care (which is totall... more
After giving Mikey and Raph a moment in the spotlight, Donnie comes out to strut his stuff in the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows trailer.
A character trait that usually gets glossed over in Ninja Tur... more
Guacamelee! came as a bit of a surprise to me, as I generally don't enjoy brawlers, but the goofy charm and streamlined Metroidvania elements came together to be something genuinely special. Fortunately, the title did really ... more
Dragon's Crown is receiving day-one downloadable content, Atlus USA has announced. The publisher is giving players an opportunity to augment their narrative experience with a set of raconteurs which offer unique voicework tai... more
Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is coming soon for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC, and you can get a closer look at the Dwarf character in the trailer above. As his description suggests, the Dwarf is a front-li... more