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Tiiiimberrrr! Falling trees will be the death of you in Smash Bros.

At this weekend's Shockwave 11 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament, player Lord Cat God found out the hard way that the Villager's tree isn't necessarily loyal to whoever created it. The result was a room full of suddenly boisterous people, and one of the more memorable and unexpected victories for opponent, Awestin.   more

Tiiiimberrrr! Falling trees will be the death of you in Smash Bros. photo

Namco given plenty of freedom with Pokémon fighter

Nintendo seems to have a burgeoning penchant for collaboration. The platform holder has recently entered into partnerships with studios like Bandai Namco and Tecmo Koei, giving its third party associates license to toy around...   more

Namco given plenty of freedom with Pokémon fighter photo

Shonen Jump J-Stars VS+ coming to the West

Yes, the moment anime and manga fans in the West have been awaiting for quite some time is here. Shonen Jump J-Stars Victory VS+, a game that combines heroes from a huge number of Shonen Jump manga with an overly complex nam...   more

Shonen Jump J-Stars VS+ coming to the West photo

Capcom is delisting Marvel vs. Capcom Origins soon

It's a shame when companies delist digital-only games but it's even worse when they don't give a heads up. Capcom had the courtesy to let us know that Marvel vs. Capcom Origins is coming off PlayStation Network on December 23...   more

Capcom is delisting Marvel vs. Capcom Origins soon photo

Review: Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-

I've spent many late nights with Guilty Gear. Week-long tournaments, money-matches between friends; it was the perfect series to play around with, and one of my most competitive. But as time went on, the franchise started to ...   more

Review: Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- photo

Riptor is looking pretty killer in her new Killer Instinct trailer

Although we had confirmation of Riptor's existence in Killer Instinct already, now we have a better look at her moveset and backstory. Evidently she was created as a result of a competing project with Fulgore and Cinder...   more

Riptor is looking pretty killer in her new Killer Instinct trailer photo

Riptor is coming to Killer Instinct this week

Another classic combatant returns. Killer Instinct will get Riptor this week, as announced by the developers. Early access members are set to get her today, while the rest of the public will get her on December 17. The n...   more

Riptor is coming to Killer Instinct this week photo

Street Fighter V being exclusive might not be the worst thing ever

Ok, yes we all hate third-party exclusives. It's especially grating for a franchise as venerable and well loved as Street Fighter. This is a raw deal for the world warriors out there who have already plunked down money on an ...   more

Street Fighter V being exclusive might not be the worst thing ever photo

This Street Fighter V trailer signals Charlie's return

Street Fighter V made another appearance at yesterday evening's Capcom Cup, which, amidst the bout between Ryu and Chun-Li, provided a brief flash of a third fighter. That sure looks like Charlie Nash, Guile's military comra...   more

This Street Fighter V trailer signals Charlie's return photo

Fighting game science, advice from the pros and more with Cardboard Robot

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Last Sunday on Sup Holmes ...   more

Fighting game science, advice from the pros and more with Cardboard Robot photo

World's first Street Fighter V match premieres at Capcom Cup

Closing out the incredibly tense Capcom Cup, Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono surprised the audience with a live demo of Street Fighter V. With the audience giving them their full attention, Mike Ross and Combofiend, both legendary players within the fighting game community, took the stage to compete in the world's first public match in Street Fighter V.   more

World's first Street Fighter V match premieres at Capcom Cup photo

2D fighter Dynamite Bomb is getting localized

Intro 2D fighters? The flashy Dynamite Bomb is getting a localization, according to the game distribution company Playism. It will arrive in English, and it will be a full port of the 2013 edition of the game plus all t...   more

2D fighter Dynamite Bomb is getting localized photo

EA Sports UFC (and Bruce Lee!) joins EA Access on December 18

Damn. Started my last post about EA Access by admitting I keep forgetting the service exists, so it'd be poor form to do that again despite my continued forgetfulness. And now I've muddied this post by calling attention to th...   more

EA Sports UFC (and Bruce Lee!) joins EA Access on December 18 photo

Xbox to make amends for Street Fighter V exclusivity

Over the weekend, Capcom announced Street Fighter V for PlayStation 4 and PC. Naturally, some folks were upset the fighting game wouldn't be coming to their preferred platform. Others were curious about Xbox boss boss Phil Sp...   more

Xbox to make amends for Street Fighter V exclusivity photo

Tekken 7 lead annoyed you don't like the catgirl so she's Asia/Europe-exclusive

Yesterday, Tekken 7 revealed a new character with cat ears and a Japanese pop idol aesthetic designed by Fire Emblem: Awakening and No More Heroes character artist Yusuke Kozaki. Our own Destructoid's...   more

Tekken 7 lead annoyed you don't like the catgirl so she's Asia/Europe-exclusive photo

Nya! Good god, Tekken 7's Lucky Chloe is anime as hell

I have a strong urge to get very, very good at Tekken 7 and just piss off (mostly western) players by beating them endlessly with this stupid cat girl.    more

Nya! Good god, Tekken 7's Lucky Chloe is anime as hell photo

Two new characters revealed for indie brawler Rivals of Aether

I am a little surprised that we have not yet properly talked about Rivals of Aether on Destructoid. Aside from a brief mention among dozens of other games, we have not looked at the 2D pixel art Smash Bros.-like fighting gam...   more

Two new characters revealed for indie brawler Rivals of Aether photo

Ultra Street Fighter IV strikes PS4 next spring

Ultra Street Fighter IV is coming to PlayStation 4, Sony announced today at its PlayStation Experience keynote in Las Vegas, Nevada. Capcom's fighting game will debut exclusively on PS4 sometime next spring. Xbox One might be getting it at a later date. Or never. Who knows? In other, more exciting news, Street Fighter V is coming to PS4 and PC. Get hype!   more

Ultra Street Fighter IV strikes PS4 next spring photo

Smash Bros. may continue without creator Masahiro Sakurai

Masahiro Sakurai, who brought us endless chipper Miiverse updates and, indeed, Super Smash Bros. itself, finally seems burnt out. According to CVG, Sakurai told Game Informer in an interview, "I can't positively declare ...   more

Smash Bros. may continue without creator Masahiro Sakurai photo

Nintendo is looking into Smash Bros. related Wii U error codes

Super Smash Bros. might be a major hit for Nintendo, but a small number of people are having some issues with a few specific error codes on the Wii U. 160-0103 and 160-1710 may occur when players are engaging in the "For...   more

Nintendo is looking into Smash Bros. related Wii U error codes photo

Street Fighter V teaser trailer leaked, planned to be a PS4/PC exclusive

There is a big PlayStation event happening this weekend, and as is customary for big events in this industry, we have been granted a nice pre-event leak to chew on. Unlike the big Smash Bros. leak from earlier this year, thi...   more

Street Fighter V teaser trailer leaked, planned to be a PS4/PC exclusive photo

Dead or Alive 5 headed to PC but it won't have online at launch

It's great to see a series like Dead or Alive finally come to PC. Less great, however, is that "Online modes for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round will be added in a patch within three months of release." I suppose it comes down to ...   more

Dead or Alive 5 headed to PC but it won't have online at launch photo

Take a cue from Mario Tennis to pick a Smash Bros. main

Newcomers to Smash Bros. might find the Wii U version to be a bit daunting. There are almost fifty characters, most considerably different from one another. Even seasoned Smash players have wildly differing opinions whe...   more

Take a cue from Mario Tennis to pick a Smash Bros. main photo

Which Smash Bros. character do you think is the most competitive?

I've been spending a lot of time with Rosalina in Smash Bros. I've been interested in her before the game was released as I like the character quite a bit, and Luma sweetened the deal. After an extended amount of play, I...   more

Which Smash Bros. character do you think is the most competitive? photo

Indie Fighter Pocket Rumble headed to the Neo Geo Pocket Color

Pocket Rumble is a tribute to the Neo Geo Pocket Color era of portable fighting games, currently planned for release on Steam. It features cameos from Divekick, Nidhogg, JoyLancer, Lethal League, Aces Wild, Bleed, I Wanna Be...   more

Indie Fighter Pocket Rumble headed to the Neo Geo Pocket Color photo

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut free with PS Plus in December

A whole new audience is about to experience the delightful oddities of Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut (PS3) once it joins PlayStation Plus. They don't know what they're in for, Zach. Hitman HD Trilogy (PS3), which inc...   more

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut free with PS Plus in December photo

Why is Ryu a wolf in the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter IV DLC?

The Misfits have a song called Demonmania (pronounced Deh-EE-Mono-Mee-Ah). In the song, Glenn Danzig clearly sings the words "Look upon me, I am a bee... My mother was a wolf... My father was a wolf." That's what it sounds li...   more

Why is Ryu a wolf in the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter IV DLC? photo

This Super Smash kitten is simply adorable

Jonathan introduced this video of a kitten occasionally pawing at Super Smash Bros. by saying, "It's the least newsworthy news ever newsed, but it will make people happy to watch." Indeed, I had just come off a last-round de...   more

This Super Smash kitten is simply adorable photo

Lose your head, keep your cool with bizarre Smash Bros. glitch

Elite fighting game competitors have to be able to perform even under the wackiest of circumstances. Fox lose his head? King Dedede's eyes look like he's taken enough psychedelic drugs for a lifetime? Better nail that dash-d...   more

Lose your head, keep your cool with bizarre Smash Bros. glitch photo

Brendan Fraser wouldn't like this next Killer Instinct Season 2 character

Kan-Ra seems about as menacing as an Saturday morning cartoon villain, but that's why I like him. The mummy sorcerer is next in line for Season 2 of Killer Instinct. He'll be available first for Ultra Edition ($39.99) player...   more

Brendan Fraser wouldn't like this next Killer Instinct Season 2 character photo


Brendan Fraser wouldn't like this next Killer Instinct Season 2 character photo
Brendan Fraser wouldn't like this next Killer Instinct Season 2 character photo
Brendan Fraser wouldn't like this next Killer Instinct Season 2 character photo
Brendan Fraser wouldn't like this next Killer Instinct Season 2 character photo
Brendan Fraser wouldn't like this next Killer Instinct Season 2 character photo
Brendan Fraser wouldn't like this next Killer Instinct Season 2 character photo



PSA: The Smash Bros. Wii U Club Nintendo voucher is behind the cover art

This is a pretty strange PSA but I know someone is going to go on a Twitter rant after they crack open their new copy of Super Smash Bros. Wii U, so here goes. I don't know about you all, but one of the first things...   more

PSA: The Smash Bros. Wii U Club Nintendo voucher is behind the cover art photo

Sakurai: Ridley as a playable Smash Bros. fighter 'wouldn't be Ridley any longer'

Super Smash Bros. fans are all about Ridley, and I get it. The Metroid character would be cool to play as, but it's just not happening. Not this time. Speaking to IGN, director Masahiro Sakurai laid out why: "...if we made Ri...   more

Sakurai: Ridley as a playable Smash Bros. fighter 'wouldn't be Ridley any longer' photo

No Smash Bros. DLC after Mewtwo 'experiment'

Mewtwo is coming to Super Smash Bros. next spring, but Masahiro Sakurai explained to IGN that, "releasing that character is an experiment meant to act as a foothold in content distribution; thus it's simply meant as part of t...   more

No Smash Bros. DLC after Mewtwo 'experiment' photo

Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS was everything I hoped it would be. It rekindled my love for the franchise after my group of friends and I lost interest due to Brawl, and I'm playing online more often than I would with most fig...   more

Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U photo

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend coming to Steam

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend is heading to Steam next month, H2 Interactive has announced. It will feature both online and local multiplayer as well as English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese language options. The pulbishe...   more

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend coming to Steam photo

Fighter Under Night In-Birth gets a due date for PS3

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is coming to PlayStation 3 in North America on February 24, 2015, localization house Aksys Games announced today. The anime-style 2D fighting game was developed by Japanese independent studio French Bread with netcode assistance from BlazBlue maker Arc System Works. The European release is being handled by NIS America, who are also targeting a 2015 launch.   more

Fighter Under Night In-Birth gets a due date for PS3 photo

Super Smash Bros. is the most fun I've had fighting online

I love fighting games. Well, I love pretty much all competitive games, but fighting games are some of the most satisfying. Pulling off combos (or kombos), discovering new "tech," and watching the metagame develop are all supe...   more

Super Smash Bros. is the most fun I've had fighting online photo

Tekken 7 shows off Claudio and Katarina

I've always had a soft spot for Tekken. Although the name doesn't carry as much weight these days, I still get excited at the prospect of playing as Yoshimitsu or another classic character while I pick up the new systems. Ba...   more

Tekken 7 shows off Claudio and Katarina photo

TowerFall is getting an expansion next year called 'Dark World'

TowerFall creator Matt Thorson has more plans in store for his new franchise -- a full-on expansion in 2015. Arriving on the PS4, it'll come with new characters, levels, power-ups, and modes. Thorson notes that he isn't ...   more

TowerFall is getting an expansion next year called 'Dark World' photo

Nintendo hopes to strike balance with new Smash Bros. 3DS patch

Fighting games constantly strive for the fabled perfect balance that turns the contest into a pure standoff of skill rather than giving one player an edge based on character. Nintendo's taking more steps to inch closer to its...   more

Nintendo hopes to strike balance with new Smash Bros. 3DS patch photo

Smash Bros. for Wii U's opening cinematic will put you in a mood to fight

With just two weeks left until the greatly anticipated Super Smash Bros. for Wii U releases, the inclination to start smashin' something is becoming more irresistible with each passing day. Maybe the game's opening cinematic...   more

Smash Bros. for Wii U's opening cinematic will put you in a mood to fight photo

Hoping for God Hand feels with the new Hajime no Ippo fighter

Our first screenshot of Namco's upcoming Hajime no Ippo PS3 fighter looked like Punchout!!, and that was alright.  This lengthy trailer, however, points to a full 3D fighter and a huge, seemingly fungible skill lis...   more

Hoping for God Hand feels with the new Hajime no Ippo fighter photo

Yoshi's Woolly World has a stage in Super Smash Bros. Wii U

I'm trying not to overdo it with Super Smash Bros. coverage but that's easier said than done when director Masahiro Sakurai is out there talking up a stage based on Yoshi's Woolly World. I'm only human, damn it. A human who l...   more

Yoshi's Woolly World has a stage in Super Smash Bros. Wii U photo

I can't stop watching this sizzle reel of Mortal Kombat X Fatalities

Sometimes words do a disservice to a post. Sometimes, the best thing to do is to just let a video speak for itself. Nothing I could write would do justice to these overtly gory Mortal Kombat X Fatalities, anyway -- especially Scorpion's. This Is Just the First Part of Scorpion's Mortal Kombat X Fatality [Kotaku]   more

I can't stop watching this sizzle reel of Mortal Kombat X Fatalities photo

Duck Hunt's expressions in Super Smash Bros. are just the best

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Splatoon -- today was a good day for Nintendo fans. If you weren't around for the Nintendo Direct, you also missed this fun Super Smash Bros. Wii U intro fo...   more

Duck Hunt's expressions in Super Smash Bros. are just the best photo


Duck Hunt's expressions in Super Smash Bros. are just the best photo
Duck Hunt's expressions in Super Smash Bros. are just the best photo
Duck Hunt's expressions in Super Smash Bros. are just the best photo
Duck Hunt's expressions in Super Smash Bros. are just the best photo
Duck Hunt's expressions in Super Smash Bros. are just the best photo
Duck Hunt's expressions in Super Smash Bros. are just the best photo



Horrifying Wii U Smash Event tasks you with repaying a loan

If only I could repay all my debt in real life by punching others and collecting the money that shakes loose. ...Wait a minute, maybe I can.  Masahiro Sakurai took to the Miiverse to explain some of the Wii U Super Smash...   more

Horrifying Wii U Smash Event tasks you with repaying a loan photo

Team Ninja explains cut content on PS3/360 Dead or Alive

The (digital only) PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, the final game in the Dead or Alive 5 series, are missing some things: new stages, hairstyles, and fight costume customization.  Tea...   more

Team Ninja explains cut content on PS3/360 Dead or Alive photo

136 years is a long time to be banned from Smash Bros.

Some Smash Bros. players on 3DS are finding themselves the unlucky recipients of an unfortunately long ban from the game -- 136 years. Well, it's most likely a glitch, but that probably doesn't come as much consolation t...   more

136 years is a long time to be banned from Smash Bros. photo

Europe and Australia won't have to wait quite so long for Smash Bros. Wii U

Nintendo has moved up the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U by one week in certain regions. While we're still set for November 21 here in the States, the game is now launching in Europe on November 28 and in Australia an...   more

Europe and Australia won't have to wait quite so long for Smash Bros. Wii U photo

Smash Bros. 3DS update vaguely addresses balance issues

The first post-release update to Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is a bit of an enigma. Nintendo doesn't give the specifics of it, just that it'll "make for a more pleasant gaming experience." We'll have to take your word...   more

Smash Bros. 3DS update vaguely addresses balance issues photo