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Reptile confirmed to return in Mortal Kombat X

Yeah, like Reptile wasn't going to make the cut.  NetherRealm unveiled the lizard-like ninja in a trailer today, showcasing his scaly new look and classic moves on poor Kung Lao. Gotta admit, always been a big fan of that tongue and acid spit. Mortal Kombat X launches April 14 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Mortal Kombat X: Reptile Revealed [IGN]   more

Reptile confirmed to return in Mortal Kombat X photo

Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon

Pokkén Tournament is on its way to Japanese arcades later this month, so Namco has seen fit to bless us with pretty pictures of Gardevoir. Also, Pokémon other than Gardevoir for some reason. 「ポ...   more

Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon photo


Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon photo
Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon photo
Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon photo
Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon photo
Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon photo
Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon photo



Pikachu, Suicune, and Gardevoir announced for Pokkén Tournament

[Update: Embedded the full stream below. Also, GoNintendo rounded up more info on how the game plays, including details on how the 3-Axis movement works, how you can guard attacks from any height with the same button, and mo...   more

Pikachu, Suicune, and Gardevoir announced for Pokkén Tournament photo

EVO 2015 lineup: Smash, Persona, Tekken, and more

The roster for this year's Evolution Championship Series has been announced. EVO 2015, the largest fighting game tournament in the world, will feature: Ultra Street Fighter IV, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash B...   more

EVO 2015 lineup: Smash, Persona, Tekken, and more photo

WWE Immortals looks like Mortal Kombat/Injustice meets wrestling

I'm not into wrestling but, conceptually, I'm feeling WWE Immortals. It's a fighting game from Mortal Kombat studio NetherRealm and Phosphor Games that imagines real-world wrestlers in a fantastical alternate universe. Thin...   more

WWE Immortals looks like Mortal Kombat/Injustice meets wrestling photo

PSA: Today is the last day to register for the free Super Smash Bros. soundtracks

If you are anything like me, you put off registering products on Club Nintendo until months (or years) later, when they aren't worth as much. If you bought both the 3DS and the Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. and you have...   more

PSA: Today is the last day to register for the free Super Smash Bros. soundtracks photo

New Dead or Alive doesn't have a fighting cock, but it has a schoolgirl

I excitedly misread a Dead or Alive 5 Last Round press release that began, "THE FIGHTING ROSTER IN DEAD OR ALIVE 5 LAST ROUND CONTINUES TO GROW" Fighting rooster? It's getting bigger? My ears perked up. Sounds...   more

New Dead or Alive doesn't have a fighting cock, but it has a schoolgirl photo

Mortal Kombat X trailer reveals the return of a couple of fan favorites

Drip feeding out character reveals is a fine fighting game tradition. But this morning, NetherRealm cranked up the dial and mainlined a medically unsafe dose straight to the heart of Mortal Kombat X junkies. A trailer t...   more

Mortal Kombat X trailer reveals the return of a couple of fan favorites photo

Kung Lao shows no mercy in his first Mortal Kombat X screenshot

I'm not sure what Scorpion plans on doing here. He's in what we'd call a "no win situation." Kung Lao's fist is poised to usher Scorpion into a world of pain, and he's opted to imaginary limbo instead of fighting back. Maybe ...   more

Kung Lao shows no mercy in his first Mortal Kombat X screenshot photo

Judo is 'vintage sports games' meets 'rolling and throwing in Super Smash Bros.'

Laboratory Games started Judo as "a fun side project," and at a glance, it might still look like one. But that's part of the charm, I think. The studio brought an arcade-cabinet version of the PC/Mac game to PAX Prime last y...   more

Judo is 'vintage sports games' meets 'rolling and throwing in Super Smash Bros.' photo

Iron Galaxy is teasing Omen, a new Killer Instinct character

[Update: Now we have a picture of the leg -- really cool shadow effects. Remember this sort of old school style teasing in magazines?] A new character is coming to Killer Instinct, and developer Iron Galaxy is hinti...   more

Iron Galaxy is teasing Omen, a new Killer Instinct character photo

Ultra Street Fighter IV on PS4 has new content

[Update: Sorry for the original mistype in the headline folks! The word "characters" has been swapped out for "content." The original wording was made in error.] Ultra Street Fighter IV, the latest in a seemingly never-ending...   more

Ultra Street Fighter IV on PS4 has new content photo

PSA: If you want Skullgirls' Eliza for free, you have until January 13

If you own Skullgirls Encore, you may want to jump into your respective marketplace and grab some free content while you can. Eliza, the newest character in the series, is currently free for a limited time. How limited? Well,...   more

PSA: If you want Skullgirls' Eliza for free, you have until January 13 photo

Little Mac got some air game with 'crazy aerial death combo'

Little Mac must've found some Air Jordans so he could be Like Mike because someone found him some air game like he put his hand on the basketball from Space Jam and stole Starscream's powers. Maybe those Reebok Pum...   more

Little Mac got some air game with 'crazy aerial death combo'  photo

Old Man Kung Lao shuffles his weary bones to the next Mortal Kombat tournament

Everyone's favorite Odd Job-inspired warrior will be returning to the bloody fray in Mortal Kombat X. Kung Lao's return was confirmed in the most recent issue of GamesMaster Magazine. And, as always, cutting-edge fashion will be very important to him. (I'll show myself out.)   more

Old Man Kung Lao shuffles his weary bones to the next Mortal Kombat tournament photo

If you hate the Pac-Land stage in Smash Bros., maybe this mini-game will make it better

Pac-Land is considered a hallmark title for being one of the first games to use and help popularize parallax scrolling. Despite its contribution to modern gaming, Super Smash Bros.' homage to it isn't all that well-rece...   more

If you hate the Pac-Land stage in Smash Bros., maybe this mini-game will make it better photo

Harada was joking, Lucky Chloe is still in Tekken 7

Recently, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada announced that an idol-themed character named Lucky Chloe would be making it into Tekken 7. People complained, and Harada noted that instead, US fans would get a Chuck Norris-ty...   more

Harada was joking, Lucky Chloe is still in Tekken 7 photo

Wii U modder shows off Game & Watch amiibo creation process

Mema Haxx is at it again! After showing off the creation of the unannounced Duck Hunt amiibo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, there were some doubts as to the authenticity of the video. Now he's released another demo, th...   more

Wii U modder shows off Game & Watch amiibo creation process photo

Sakurai: Super Smash Bros. cannot sustain itself with just competitive players

Now that Super Smash Bros. has been out and about for quite a while on the 3DS and Wii U, it's time to start looking at the big picture. Sakurai recently spoke to Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream, and opened up abou...   more

Sakurai: Super Smash Bros. cannot sustain itself with just competitive players photo

EventHubs Street Fighter V character poll reveals a terrible crime

Fighting game mega-site EventHubs is running a poll to see which Street Fighter characters fans want to see return the most in SFV. Considering SFV is still pretty early on in development, there is the slim, outside chance th...   more

EventHubs Street Fighter V character poll reveals a terrible crime photo

Happy birthday, Guile

You thought we forgot? Not a chance. Happy birthday, Guile! Rock-solid abs, a full head of hair, that sprightly glimmer in your eye -- you're looking fabulous. Destructoid is home to plenty of adoring fans who post daily trib...   more

Happy birthday, Guile photo

It's now easier to unlock Bruce Lee in EA Sports UFC

Martial artist Bruce Lee is in EA Sports UFC, somehow. You can play as him after besting Career Mode on Pro difficulty or higher, or instantly if you pre-ordered the game. Because money. That's how it was, anyway. Electronic ...   more

It's now easier to unlock Bruce Lee in EA Sports UFC photo

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