The PlayStation Vita keeps proving itself to be a serious contender for independent games, with titles like Terraria, Rogue Legacy, and Spelunky either already on the platform or in the works. To add to that list, Gaijin... more
I really enjoyed my time with Tiny Brains on the PlayStation 4, and now, people can pick it up on Steam. It'll be on sale for 30% off ($13.99) until December 18th, at which point it'll revert back to the standard price o... more
After coming out of seemingly nowhere to impress us back in May, Rain Games' exploratory puzzle-platformer Teslagrad is nearing its launch on PC, which happens December 13, 2013. The game is hitting Steam, GOG.com, and other... more
The previously-announced Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions of Rayman Legends have been dated for February 25, 2014. Ubisoft has also given specifics about what's new. For Xbox, there's the Splinter Ray, Ray Vaas, and Globo... more
The Kickstarter for Catacomb Kids will be funded when the campaign closes in approximately a day's time. Designer FourbitFriday has release a couple of video demonstrations since we last checked in with this roguelike platfo... more
Tony Ponce laid it out in his review, but to reiterate, Volgarr the Viking is worth your time if you're down for a challenge. The 2D action game is half price in a 48-hour sale on Steam which started earlier this morning. At ... more
Late last year a modest platformer named Dokuro hit the PlayStation Vita, giving it a much needed boost in a rather dry period for the portable. It was a beautiful but flawed game, making it hard to recommend at the full... more
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
Originally released on the 3DS eShop several months ago, SteamWorld Dig has now come to Windows, Mac, and Linux via Steam. This port of the 2D mining adventure has a fresh coat of paint thanks to new high-definition art, and ... more
Out of nowhere, Stick it to the Man was released last month on the PS3 and Vita, and captivated quite a few gamers with its endearing comedy and visual style. But it looks like PC users will get a chance to get in on the... more
Eryi's Action is available now on Steam. If you haven't heard of it, the game is notorious for its difficulty, and was designed to frustrate hardcore platformer fans. For instance, right after starting the first stage, I died... more
Apotheon is an action platformer that looks like a Greek-themed Mark of the Ninja -- and that's a good thing. In this new gameplay trailer we'll get a decent look at combat and a few sticky platforming situations t... more
The ever-hilarious and awesome game Stick it to the Man is available right frikkin' now in the PSN store for PS Vita. If you read my review, you know that I absolutely loved the charm, style, and humor of this game and I high... more
Couch co-op is sadly rare these days. Although I grew up playing games locally throughout my entire childhood, more often than not, split- or same-screen play is axed in favor of packing in more online features. Whether it's ... more
TURBOGUN has a "stealth-based precision platformer" up on Steam Greenlight called Master Spy that's looking for approval, but more importantly, there's a free in-browser demo ahead of a full release in 2014. You should try i... more
The last time we checked in with a video for Super Mario 3D World, we showed you how to access the hidden fifth character. But after some extended play sessions of the game and my subsequent race to obtain a 100% completion ... more
Although it isn't confirmed, if Cranky Kong is going to be the fourth final character for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Nintendo isn't doing anything to hide that fact -- at least, in Europe they aren't. The European ... more
I'm still waiting to get my paws (you see what I did there) on Super Mario 3D World, as I unfortunately had to pick at least one game to leave on my Christmas list or I'd feel the fury from my lovely girlfriend.
But if... more
Shovel Knight will launch early next year, Sean Velasco of Yacht Club Games confirmed to Destructoid.
The development team is presently working around the clock as the project approaches its alpha phase. Velasco says the game... more
It takes a lot for me to get excited about a Kickstarter campaign, and the Lobodestroyo project (which has just added the Wii U to its core list of platforms) has my attention. The game is billed as a "retro action ... more
Anyone that bought Rayman Legends on PS Vita way back in the beginning of September was saddled with the unfortunate surprise of learning that Ubisoft decided to cut the game's Invasion mode from the shipped version due ... more
If you know me, you know what a big comedy fan I am. Comedy is kind of my whole life, my passion, my raison d'etre, if you will. Videogames are obviously one of my other passions. So, when the two meet, I tend to be very hope... more
There are a number of great 3DS eShop games I've managed to miss this year, with SteamWorld Dig easily topping that list. As much as news of the game coming to Steam (PC and Mac) on December 5, 2013 has me wanting to get the... more
In 2014, a new Strider will launch on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC platforms. Set to hit Japan on February 22nd, the game will be both a downloadable title and a packaged version -- similar to DuckTales Remastered... more
If you backed Mighty No. 9, you should be getting an email soon with your login information for the new website, which has officially launched. Right now there isn't a whole lot you can actually do on it, but news updates wil... more
While Spelunky is great no matter where you play it, the console versions have been at a disadvantage to the PC release and its Daily Challenge mode, which allows players to compete by playing in a shared set of stages e... more
I was sitting in a doctor’s office waiting room, lost in my Vita because doctors are terrible timekeepers. 2:00 pm means 2:00 pm, life-saving scumbag. Suddenly, I was looking at dimly lit tartan chairs and an old, wrink... more
Funny how these things turn out. The long-awaited Steam version of Mutant Mudds Deluxe is actually releasing earlier than expected -- it's now ready to launch on November 21, 2013. The Wii U version's 20 new ghost levels are ... more
Mario and I go way back. Although I had dabbled in a few Atari games when I was younger, Super Mario Bros. for the NES was my first real game that I sat down and played from start to finish. Since then, I've collected an... more
The Ludum Dare game jam series has been going on for a while now, with its 28th iteration coming up next month. Ludum Dare 26's theme was "minimalism," and one of the titles to come out of that event was Leaf Me Alone, a 2D e... more
Stick It to the Man is out today, November 19, on PS3. The Vita version is dropping sometime in December and it will be crossbuy, so you'll get both versions regardless of which you buy.
When this got on my radar earlier thi... more
There aren't many games out there that deal with children and their struggle to cope with situations that we take for granted every day. While there are some stories out there like Papo & Yo, the market isn't exactly fill... more
In yet another behind-the-scenes video for Tearaway, the fine folks at Media Molecule today explain the importance of the array of options the PlayStation Vita offers that make the game what it is today. Since it acknowledge... more
The end of the recent Iwata Asks about Super Mario 3D World made it clear that more Super Mario Galaxy is a definite possibility, which was probably the biggest news of the piece -- but there are other behind-the-scenes tidbi... more
Good news, lovers of color and magic. Trine 2: Complete Story will indeed be ready as a PlayStation 4 launch title. Here's a trailer to celebrate.
This Complete Story edition of Trine 2 includes some expected gussying up. It... more
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is a complete, from the ground up remake of the Oddworld developer's first game, Abe's Oddysee, which might be behind my difficulty in spelling "odyssey" correctly growing up.
It looks fabulous. I can... more
The PlayStation 4 is nearly here, and I couldn't care less about the hardware right now -- I just want to start playing some new games! And it'll be pretty easy to do that if you're a PlayStation Plus member, as you can pick... more
Okay so I'm putting the cover art for the Super Mario 3D World OST below because there's a spoiler with the fifth playable character that was revealed yesterday during the Nintendo Direct. It's not really a spoiler, but appar... more
Every time I see a new aspect of Tearaway in more detail, I'm just taken aback by how incredible of a game it's shaped up to be. Today is no exception, because Sony has posted a new video as part of a series of behind-t... more
The PlayStation Vita port of Rayman Legends launched with missing content due to a longer-than-expected development time. Specifically, the console versions' Invasion mode wasn't included on the platform and as annoying as it... more
Before you get excited -- no, it's not the Cat Goomba!
Super Mario 3D World has a new "top 10" video out in the wild that details some of the new features in the upcoming Wii U game. Most of them aren't really that big of a d... more
Every system launch needs a good platformer, right? Knack is a bit different from, say, Crash Bandicoot or Ratchet and Clank, but it does feel like it takes a bit from both games. Of course, that has a lot to do with the its ... more
I heartily enjoyed my time with DuckTales Remastered, and this week you can enjoy it as well by way of a brand new retail edition of the game on the 360, PS3, and Wii U. If you're a fan of retro platformers I heavily recommen... more
Okay, I have to say, Catacomb Kids is such a great title. This is a roguelike platformer for those of us still eager to eat these games up, one in which children venture into the fortress of an ancient sorceress who was lock... more
The more I see of it, the more SCALE is becoming one of my most anticipated games of 2014. Thankfully, those looking forward to it can banish the crowdfunding jitters that come with the uncertainty of a Kickstarter campaign. ... more
Developer Arcane Kids wanted to do something, uh, nice (?) for Bubsy's 18th birthday. So, it brought Bubs back in this low polygon, free, 3D browser game, Bubsy 3D: Bubsy Visits the James Turrell Retrospective.
It starts off... more
"Probably not," feels like the realist answer; "I hope so," the optimist answer.
LittleBigPlanet developer MediaMolecule's Tearaway is so good. The problem is that it's on the Vita and up against the likes of Super Mario 3D ... more
In February 2014, Ubisoft will bring Rayman Legends to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Remember when this was going to be a Wii U exclusive? At this rate, my memory has nearly been wiped clean.
The news originated from an earning... more
It's been some time since we've posted a Spelunky run on Destructoid but, I think you'll agree, this one is worth seeing. If you're familiar enough with the game to know about the eggplant -- it's earned by sacrificing a Mys... more
Stealth games often involve watching and waiting, studying behavior patterns and moving only when the time is right. Interference looks to have some of that, but mixes in a unique twist: certain areas can be treated as if th... more