Groupees has returned with another cornucopia of strange and wonderful independently-developed games from Japan. The service's latest bundle features seven doujinsoft titles, which can be acquired in pairs of your choosing f... more
Despite Spike Chunsoft showing some interest in bringing Conception 2 to western shores, it seems doubtful this Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita game will ever manage to escape from Japan. A bizarre dungeon crawler... more
I think we're all pretty familiar with dating sims. They're typically really cute, but mostly they're pretty erotic. Admit it, we've all played them before just to see what they were about and most of the time they're not tha... more
Half a dozen PSone imports are making their way across the Pacific this spring courtesy of GungHo Online. A trio of titles have already arrived on PlayStation Network, with the rest completing their voyage come May 7.
First o... more
Remember Conception? Yeah, that PSP dungeon crawler where the protagonist must save the world by having magical children with a dozen celestial maidens. Well, it's getting a sequel and publisher Spike Chunsoft seems keen on b... more
Otome games are a niche within a niche. Visual novels and dating sims focusing on romantic relationships from a female perspective, they've never quite gained traction outside of Japan. Maybe that's starting to change though.... more
GungHo Online has returned with another set of PlayStation Classics that never made it out of Japan. The Grasshopper Manufacture parent company has announced six titles for release via PlayStation Network as a part of th... more
Konami has unleashed the latest project from the team at Love Plus Production upon the world. Fu-Un! Nadeshiko Collection launched back on Thursday via Japanese social networking service GREE and it looks... more
I have to hand it to Aksys. They've been taking a lot of risks on titles which, even in today's tolerant environment, would still be considered niche-within-niche. Games like this one, Sweet Fuse: At Your Side (Bakudan Handan... more
It looks like there's a new project in the works from the folks that behind LovePlus. A Konami teaser site names series producer Akira Uchida and artist Mino Taro as the creators behind what appears to be a new dati... more
In case you missed it before, Princess Arthur is an otome game based on Arthurian legend. The game follows a young woman named Alu who retrieves a sacred sword encased in stone before falling in with a group of sexy young kn... more
The PSP isn't dead. Not if companies like Aksys, XSEED, and Atlus have anything to say about it anyway. Every month or two the system seems to add a new title to its library and lately they usually seem of the niche Japanese ... more
Still feeling embarrassed and dirty from viewing the Gal Gun PS3 DLC gallery we posted the other day? Well, prepare to dive right into the mud pit of shame. Alchemist has posted a new trailer, showing us a... more
The wacky rail shooter, Gal Gun has finally made its way to Japanese shelves on PS3, more than a year after the Xbox 360 release. Since the game has shown up so late to the party, it has decided to bring a few tanta... more
Hey guys! Here's our first official episode of The Destructoid Show of the new year. Like, in the studio. With a script. For starters, we briefly discussed our stance on SOPA and encouraged you guys to go make a fuss. As... more
Like the first legless man to compete in a marathon, few expected it to finish, but it has finally happened: Katawa Shoujo, an indie visual novel developed by the former 4channers at Four Leaf Studios, is finally out, after f... more
New Love Plus is the 3DS sequel to that one DS game where you could form deep, intimate relationships with anime girls. It made some people do crazy things, like marrying their virtual girlfriends.
This video isn't that craz... more
Katawa Shoujo is a game I first heard about years ago but that hasn't been discussed on the Destructoid main page. At least, I didn't notice any posts after a cursory search. Anyway, Katawa Shoujo (which translates to "Disab... more
So, we've all seen what happens when Jonathan Holmes goes around Talking To Women About Video Games, but what happens when I'm alone. In my apartment. Talking to video games. About women. Alone.
This is just something I threw together in my spare time. Haven't really decided if I wanna do more or not. Lemme know what you guys think! more
So here's the scoop. There is a free dating sim for PC called Hatoful Boyfriend. You play as a school girl who dates pigeons... I think.
I haven't been able to get the game running on my PC yet, so I can't be sure, but here i... more