Quantcast

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



You might also like: Fighting gamesActionmore genres

Play this crappy Raid 2 brawler & you could win an Xbox One

The Raid is a great action film. It's sequel comes out this Friday. I assume it's also good. I saw a "making of" GIF where they pass a camera through a car window to the passenger seat, which is actually a disguised person, w...   more

Play this crappy Raid 2 brawler & you could win an Xbox One photo

Doujin fighter Magical Battle Festa strikes PC today

Magical Battle Festa is hitting PC today, courtesy of the localization team at Playism. Set in a future where mankind has averted crisis by harnessing the power of magic, this arena fighter pits up to four-players in an all-...   more

Doujin fighter Magical Battle Festa strikes PC today photo

Review: The Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville

Fifteen years ago, The Powerpuff Girls was my jam. I used to watch it (along with Dexter's Laboratory) just about every day after coming home from school, but before firing up a videogame. A couple weeks ago, when The Po...   more

Review: The Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville photo

Senran Kagura Burst box art was almost even sexier

Marvelous AQL didn't shy away from titillation with apparent porn game Senran Kagura Burst's European box art. The initial plan was even more blatant. The original box art design, prototyped above, was a slip cover. The outer...   more

Senran Kagura Burst box art was almost even sexier photo

Fight Club as a 16-bit beat-em-up game

This was a treat to find this morning. It's the latest installment of "8-Bit Cinema", a series from YouTube Channel Cinefix which presents how films might have been represented in classic games, and they've cast Fight Club&n...   more

Fight Club as a 16-bit beat-em-up game photo

Guacamelee's Super Turbo Championship Edition enhancements detailed

How many copies of Guacamelee! is too many? At first glance, I was sure I'd be able to pass on the recently-announced Super Turbo Championship Edition for Xbox 360, Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One having played it once before on PS3...   more

Guacamelee's Super Turbo Championship Edition enhancements detailed photo

Senran Kagura Burst commercial likens it to pornography

If you still live at home with an edgy "No stupid people beyond this point" sign on your door and your mom still cleans your bedroom for you because you are a child, she might find your porn game, this unfunny commercial suggests, with bundled up tissues and Vaseline.  Yes, you'll be Senran Kagura BUSTED.    more

Senran Kagura Burst commercial likens it to pornography photo

Double Dragon: Neon update addresses online lag

Patrick reviewed the recent PC version of Double Dragon: Neon and found the game itself to be rad but couldn't say the same for its online cooperative play due to input lag. A new update on Steam has been released to remedy t...   more

Double Dragon: Neon update addresses online lag photo

Battle Princess of the Arcadias collides with PSN in 2014

Battle Princess of the Arcadias and its splashy art are bound for North America and Europe later this year, thanks to the fine folks at NIS America. The Odin Sphere-esque action role-playing game will launch on PlayStati...   more

Battle Princess of the Arcadias collides with PSN in 2014 photo

Double Dragon: Neon now available on Steam

The zaniest adventure of Billy and Jimmy Lee is available for PC players today, as Double Dragon: Neon arrives on Steam. You may now purchase it for the perfectly reasonable sum of $9.99. Setting aside all of the awesome...   more

Double Dragon: Neon now available on Steam photo

Side-scrolling shooter/fighter To the Death looks great

Words can wait. Hop to To the Death's Kickstarter page and hit play on the video. Get past the few concept images and check out the 0:15 mark. Yeah. That. YES. This beauty comes from former Infinity Ward and Sony Santa Monic...   more

Side-scrolling shooter/fighter To the Death looks great photo

El Bundle Fantástico de Guacamelee! está en PSN ahora

Guacamelee! came out early last year, and ended up being my second-favorite game of 2013, with its bright colors, unique setting, and satisfying brawler combat all wrapped up into a Metroidvania. I recommend it whenever ...   more

El Bundle Fantástico de Guacamelee! está en PSN ahora photo

Double Dragon: Neon coming to Steam with online co-op

Midnight City has announced the PC version of Double Dragon: Neon and the big new addition for Steam is the inclusion of online cooperative play. That's more than enough reason to play this again, in part, for its killer sou...   more

Double Dragon: Neon coming to Steam with online co-op photo

Tamsoft announces Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson

Even though it may be lacking in some areas, people seem to be enjoying Senran Kagura Burst -- at least, enough for developer Tamsoft to announce a sequel. Famitsu has confirmed that the game will be called Sen...   more

Tamsoft announces Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson  photo

The passion and resilience of Super Comboman's Justin W.

Eight days ago on Sup Holmes (now on iTunes) we were joined by Interabang Entertainment's Justin Woodward. His story is among the most engaging we've had on the show yet. Justin went from hustling burnt CD to gaining two col...   more

The passion and resilience of Super Comboman's Justin W. photo

Allez cuisine! Double Dragon hits Wii U, 3DS eShop

The original Double Dragon, the game that started it all, is now available on the Wii U and 3DS eShop. I don't know if it still holds up. I can tell you the movie starring Iron Chef America's Chairman does not. I can bet the cartoon doesn't, either. But, in the words of my uncle: that music is still balling. I've looped the trailer a few times already just listening to it.   more

Allez cuisine! Double Dragon hits Wii U, 3DS eShop photo

Samurai Gunn stealth released on PC today

Samurai Gunn (from boy genius Beau Blyth) has been flying under the radar for a while, but now it's available for the entire world to experience. The frantically-paced Bushido brawler released on Steam and the Humble St...   more

Samurai Gunn stealth released on PC today photo

Sup Holmes is super with combo man Justin Woodward

This week on Sup Holmes we continue Adult Swimember with Justing Woodward of Interabang Entertainment. Justin's worked in the industry for years, but it probably best known for Super Comboman, the 2D action platformer with be...   more

Sup Holmes is super with combo man Justin Woodward photo

Sega 3D Classics Altered Beast and Sonic out now for 3DS

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

Sega 3D Classics Altered Beast and Sonic out now for 3DS photo

Dragon's Crown shipments soar past 800,000 copies

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

Dragon's Crown shipments soar past 800,000 copies photo

Review: Final Exam

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

Review: Final Exam photo

Senran Kagura Burst hits Nintendo 3DS on November 14

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

Senran Kagura Burst hits Nintendo 3DS on November 14 photo

Muramasa Rebirth transports DLC westward early next year

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

Muramasa Rebirth transports DLC westward early next year photo

New Killer Instinct trailer reveals Spinal and much 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

New Killer Instinct trailer reveals Spinal and much more photo

Akiba's Trip 2 knocks more than socks off

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

Akiba's Trip 2 knocks more than socks off photo

XSEED targeting November launch for Senran Kagura on 3DS

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

XSEED targeting November launch for Senran Kagura on 3DS photo

Megabyte Punch now on Steam, 20% off until October 22

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

Megabyte Punch now on Steam, 20% off until October 22 photo

Dragon's Crown cross-platform multiplayer now live

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. Happy hunting!   more

Dragon's Crown cross-platform multiplayer now live photo

Review: Legend of Dungeon

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

Review: Legend of Dungeon photo

Dragon's Crown now available in Europe for PS3 and Vita

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

Dragon's Crown now available in Europe for PS3 and Vita photo

Contest: Win Foul Play on Steam!

[Update: Contest over! Winners have been PM'd their codes.] 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

Contest: Win Foul Play on Steam! photo

River City Ransom: Underground funded

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

River City Ransom: Underground funded photo

How to animate River City Ransom: Underground

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

How to animate River City Ransom: Underground photo

Get a huge taste of Battle Princess of Arcadias

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

Get a huge taste of Battle Princess of Arcadias photo

River City Ransom: Underground gets a piece of disaster

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

River City Ransom: Underground gets a piece of disaster photo

Battle Princess of Arcadias gets an extended trailer

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

Battle Princess of Arcadias gets an extended trailer photo

Combo Crewtiful Joe: Beloved Joe back in mobile game

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

Combo Crewtiful Joe: Beloved Joe back in mobile game photo

Senran Kagura Burst will hit retail AND digital in Europe

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

Senran Kagura Burst will hit retail AND digital in Europe photo

Review: Charlie Murder

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

Review: Charlie Murder photo

XSEED to release Senran Kagura Burst in North America

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 to release Senran Kagura Burst in North America photo

XSEED registers domain linked with Senran Kagura series

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

XSEED registers domain linked with Senran Kagura series photo

Dragon's Crown guide: very quick tips

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

Dragon's Crown guide: very quick tips photo

Jimquisition: Dragon's Frown

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

Jimquisition: Dragon's Frown  photo

Dragon's Crown had a strong opening week in Japan

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

Dragon's Crown had a strong opening week in Japan photo

Savant is a dubstep bullet hell brawler with elevators

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

Savant is a dubstep bullet hell brawler with elevators photo


Savant is a dubstep bullet hell brawler with elevators photo
Savant is a dubstep bullet hell brawler with elevators photo
Savant is a dubstep bullet hell brawler with elevators photo
Savant is a dubstep bullet hell brawler with elevators photo
Savant is a dubstep bullet hell brawler with elevators photo
Savant is a dubstep bullet hell brawler with elevators photo



Review: Dragon's Crown

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

Review: Dragon's Crown photo

Guacamelee: Gold Edition comes to Steam on August 8

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

Guacamelee: Gold Edition comes to Steam on August 8 photo

This Dragon's Crown launch trailer is pure gameplay

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

This Dragon's Crown launch trailer is pure gameplay photo

Dragon's Crown is Vanillaware's most expensive game yet

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

Dragon's Crown is Vanillaware's most expensive game yet photo

The first 10 hours of Dragon's Crown are action packed

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

The first 10 hours of Dragon's Crown are action packed photo