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Stop-motion rhythm game inSynch has my toe tappin'

Them Games Studio says that their upcoming game, inSynch, falls somewhere between a rhythm game and a musical instrument. Its gameplay is simple: it has you popping up objects that roll in from the four corners of the screen...   more

Stop-motion rhythm game inSynch has my toe tappin' photo

Music-making game Cosmic DJ has a corgi in it!

This past weekend, I found myself running through the crowds of the PAX East show floor, pushing people out of the way to get to the Indie Megabooth, where Cosmic DJ was waiting for me. As a musician and a fan of music games I would have sought it out anyway. But I found out via Twitter that the game features a corgi, so I took off running.   more

Music-making game Cosmic DJ has a corgi in it! photo

Come to our Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved event at PAX East!

Reminder! This is happening tomorrow afternoon! As for today, come be part of the group community photo at 3PM today, and the Elephant & Castle tonight for some karaoke!  Destructoid is teaming up with Harmonix, Disn...   more

Come to our Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved event at PAX East! photo

Rhythm Heaven music producer diagnosed with Laryngeal cancer

The Rhythm Heaven series hasn't become a household name outside of Japan (yet), but in its native country, the games sell in the millions. That success is due in no small part to the work of Tsunku, the singer/songwriter/prod...   more

Rhythm Heaven music producer diagnosed with Laryngeal cancer photo

PS Vita rhythm game IA/VT Colorful sure looks like an acid trip

Hatsune Miku may be the queen of digital songstresses, but she's by no means the only act in town. Many are looking to join the party, like IA/VT Colorful, a rhythm game starring vocaloid idol IA. The musical title features 60 different tracks to get players bumping and grinding when the game arrives in Japan on July 31. Marvelous AQL has yet to announce a western release.   more

PS Vita rhythm game IA/VT Colorful sure looks like an acid trip  photo

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd coming west

We forgot to say something the other day. I hate that we did because I'm such a fan! Sega has confirmed that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd will be coming to our shores (North America and Europe) later this year, for both ...   more

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd coming west photo

Have you played Rhythm Doctor?

How have I missed Rhythm Doctor? We gave it a brief mention last year, but I guess I missed that. The first I heard of it was last week at GDC. Walking past the IGF booth, I saw a guy with headphones on, bobbing his head while mashing a huge button. Curious, I walked over. I saw an on-screen cardiograph and a little samurai bobbing its little head. I was hooked from there.    more

Have you played Rhythm Doctor? photo

Making multiplayer music in Fantasia: Music Evolved

Harmonix revealed a multiplayer mode for Fantasia: Music Evolved at GDC last week alongside some new songs and levels. I jumped in front of a Kinect sensor to try out the new mode, and it wasn't long before I was flapping my arms to the beat.  Can't you hear that boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bass?       more

Making multiplayer music in Fantasia: Music Evolved photo

What is even happening in this Beat Bros video?

I have watched the video above a couple of times now, but I still do not think I could describe Beat Bros accurately. It looks like developer Ultimate Walrus (of #Snake2 infamy) started making a rhythm-based Bomberman c...   more

What is even happening in this Beat Bros video? photo

I want Theatrhythm: Curtain Call in my 3DS right now

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy wasn't perfect, but man was I glued to my 3DS for weeks on end playing it. On higher difficulties it tested my inner rhyhthm game skill, but reliving the nostaliga of my Final Fantasy endeavour...   more

I want Theatrhythm: Curtain Call in my 3DS right now photo

Uncanny value: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f out for Vita

Hello everyone, I'm Steven Hansen, Features Editor of Destructoid. Have you heard of Hatsune Miku? Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f is finally out on Vita today via the PlayStation Network (March 12 for Eruope). It was already ...   more

Uncanny value: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f out for Vita photo

Cactuar with a mustache & a bunch of Theatrhythm videos

Theatrhythm was the first 3DS game I bought. I'm super excited for Curtain Call's 200 songs and whatever other additions it has. It's coming out in Japan in April. Hopefully we don't have to wait to much longer, or it's curtains for Square Enix.   more

Cactuar with a mustache & a bunch of Theatrhythm videos photo

Shake it! Persona 4: Dancing All Night coming 2015

Get warmed up and ready to shake that thang as Atlus has confirmed that Vita title Persona 4: Dancing All Night is coming to North America in 2015. I never thought I'd be talking about a Persona rythm-based dance videogame, b...   more

Shake it! Persona 4: Dancing All Night coming 2015 photo

BeatBlasters III, a strange blend of platform and rhythm

I was caught a bit off-guard by this, the launch trailer for BeatBlasters III, available now for Windows, Mac and Linux in Steam and DRM-free versions. The title and art direction failed to strike a chord with me. And then a...   more

BeatBlasters III, a strange blend of platform and rhythm photo

Review: Weapon Shop de Omasse

Level-5's Guild series started out as a bizarre anthology of pint-sized experiences from industry veterans. Initially released in Japan during the spring of 2012, the package would come to western shores later that year. Well...   more

Review: Weapon Shop de Omasse photo

Chroma: A musical first-person shooter from Harmonix

It makes sense that when word gets out that Harmonix is working on a new game, everyone is going to want to see it. This was exactly the case at an invite-only showing earlier this month, taking place during D.I.C.E. Summit 2...   more

Chroma: A musical first-person shooter from Harmonix photo

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f jives to Vita in early March

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f is dancing its way to PlayStation Vita early next month. Sega's portable rhythm action game will make its North American debut as download-only release on March 4 for $29.99. The synthetic so...   more

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f jives to Vita in early March photo

There's a Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call 3DS XL

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call is a thing that's happening, and as a fan of the first game, I couldn't be happier. It'll have 200 songs across the entire Final Fantasy series, and to celebrate, Japan is getting ...   more

There's a Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call 3DS XL photo

Persona 4: Dancing All Night & Persona 4 Arena's future

The lengthy interview with Katsura Hashino wasn't just about Persona 5. The whole gamut of Atlus announcements were touched on, including the wonderfully named Persona 4: Dancing All Night. "[W]e'd actually been thinking abou...   more

Persona 4: Dancing All Night & Persona 4 Arena's future photo

Review: Soul Fjord

Ouya users have not had a lot to be excited about for a while now. Excepting a few titles like Towerfall, there is not much worth owning on the microconsole, and especially few games that are not available elsewhere. As one o...   more

Review: Soul Fjord photo

Senran Kagura creator helms rhythm game for PS Vita

Champions of vocaloid rhythm games rejoice. Be merry. Frolic. Go dance in the streets. Okay, stop. Come back. I have important things to tell you. Important things, I say. Marvelous AQL is developing something called IA/...   more

Senran Kagura creator helms rhythm game for PS Vita photo

Kim Swift's Soul Fjord out this month, still Ouya only

The new game Airtight Games and Kim Swift (Portal, Quantum Conundrum) joint, Soul Fjord, will be released on January 28 exclusively for the Ouya. A year ago, the exclusive inspired faith in the platform. After subsequent Ouy...   more

Kim Swift's Soul Fjord out this month, still Ouya only photo

New tracks from the Theatrhythm Final Fantasy sequel

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy was the first game I bought for 3DS. If you like Final Fantasy music or rhythm games, it's a wonderful time. If you like both, it's a meditative haven. It's getting a huge sequel, Theatrhythm Final...   more

New tracks from the Theatrhythm Final Fantasy sequel photo

PC Port Report: KickBeat

Last year, KickBeat released on PS3 and PS Vita, and we quite liked the "music dressed up as a fighting game." The final word on it was that it featured solid rhythm gameplay, but was held back by a few questionable song choi...   more

PC Port Report: KickBeat photo

Rhythm Thief on iOS is not the same as the 3DS game

As you may have noticed, Rhythm Thief hit the iOS marketplace last week, but it's not the same game as the 3DS version. Even though I knew they'd be different, after some extended testing, I discovered for myse...   more

Rhythm Thief on iOS is not the same as the 3DS game photo

Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper hits iOS today

Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure was released on the 3DS in 2012, and I absolutely loved it. It's not perfect by any means and has a few glaring flaws, but it's filled to the brim with charm and I loved the anime style...   more

Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper hits iOS today photo

Runner2 releasing on Vita in less than a week

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

Runner2 releasing on Vita in less than a week photo

Review: Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians

Genre blending is becoming more and more common as developers explore different gameplay styles. As with puzzle and role-playing, rhythm elements are often folded into otherwise unrelated games to various degrees. BeatBuddy: ...   more

Review: Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians photo

Persona 4: Dancing All Night screens look just amazing

Persona 4: Dancing All Night is a real thing that's happening. Even a week after its unveiling, there's still probably more than a few devout Atlus fans left paralyzed by the announcement. I can picture them now, staring blan...   more

Persona 4: Dancing All Night screens look just amazing photo


Persona 4: Dancing All Night screens look just amazing photo
Persona 4: Dancing All Night screens look just amazing photo
Persona 4: Dancing All Night screens look just amazing photo
Persona 4: Dancing All Night screens look just amazing photo
Persona 4: Dancing All Night screens look just amazing photo
Persona 4: Dancing All Night screens look just amazing photo



Sup Holmes is stabbed by sound with Michael Molinari

Today on Sup Holmes we kick off Adult Swimember with Soundodger+ and Basketbelle's Michael Mollinari. Rumor has it that Michael also on the iOS version of Bit.Trip BEAT, which is one of my favorite games ever. Michael's relat...   more

Sup Holmes is stabbed by sound with Michael Molinari photo

Persona 4: Dancing All Night waltzes to PS Vita next fall

Put this atop the list of things you never knew you always wanted. Persona 4: Dancing All Night is bumping and grinding its way to PlayStation Vita, Atlus announced tonight via its revelatory NicoNico broadcast. Th...   more

Persona 4: Dancing All Night waltzes to PS Vita next fall photo

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f dancing to PS Vita in 2014

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f is bumping and grinding its way to PlayStation Vita in North America and Europe early next year, Sega of America has announced. The publisher cites the successful launch of the nearly identical Pl...   more

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f dancing to PS Vita in 2014 photo

Indie DROOL unveils trailer for rhythm racer THUMPER

The F-Zero series may be the king of the "go really fast and repeatedly run into walls until you explode" genre of games, but indie developer DROOL apparently wants to try its hand at it. The interesting bit is that DROOL is...   more

Indie DROOL unveils trailer for rhythm racer THUMPER photo

Back Lilt Line Too! get free games about music and sharks

[Update: Different Cloth has put Lilt Line and Helicoid up for free until the campaign for Lilt Line Too! ends on Satruday Oct 12th at 12:36pm EST. Tell 'em Freaky Constantina sent you.] [Update #2: Freaky Constantina has of...   more

Back Lilt Line Too! get free games about music and sharks photo

I can't wait for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy really surprised me. It was like the perfect combination of good design and extra nostalgia thrown in for good measure. That's why I can't wait for Curtain Call, the follow-up game that looks like i...   more

I can't wait for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call photo

lilt line too is the next level of abstract rhythm action

[Art by Sarah Thomas] Two of my favorite WiiWare games are Art Style: light trax and lilt line (also on iOS). Both have fantastic music, abstract graphics, and easy to learn but hard to master gameplay. Also, they are b...   more

lilt line too is the next level of abstract rhythm action photo

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call announced for 3DS

A new Theatrhythm game is coming our way! The latest issue of Japanese magazine Jump revealed that Square Enix has Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call coming to 3DS in spring 2014. Gematsu tells us that it will contain ov...   more

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call announced for 3DS photo

Audiosurf 2 adds more flash and takes it literally

Formerly known as Audiosurf Air, Audiosurf 2 made an appearance at PAX Prime 2013's Indie Megabooth, and the team was really pushing the new wakeboard mode, wearing life vests and adorning the booth with a custom board. After...   more

Audiosurf 2 adds more flash and takes it literally photo

Tales from the Crypt (of the NecroDancer)

We named Crypt of the NecroDancer one of our PAX Prime 2013 games of the show, despite its location in the eternally cramped and sweaty Indie Megabooth, and for good reason. Roguelikes may be in vogue right now, but none unt...   more

Tales from the Crypt (of the NecroDancer) photo

New Fantasia: Music Evolved trailer reveals 'The Haven'

Harmonix has debuted a new trailer for Fantasia: Music Evolved, the upcoming Kinect-only rhythm game for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You'll get a sneak peek at The Haven, a "mysterious and magical" environment that lets you p...   more

New Fantasia: Music Evolved trailer reveals 'The Haven' photo

Review: KickBeat

KickBeat is an interesting prospect. Developed by a studio mostly known for pinball games, it seeks to combine the fighting and rhythm genres, offering up an experience for new and hardened gamers alike. It's a tall order, but once you really get going and it takes off its training wheels, KickBeat starts to shine -- you just might have to charge through some repetitive content to get there.   more

Review: KickBeat photo

Score this sweet Fantasia: Music Evolved hat at PAX

Sure, it's not like Mickey's sorcerers hat from Fantasia, but at least this is more practical to wear in public. The Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved hat can be yours at PAX Prime this week. Just hunt down and pin to the ground...   more

Score this sweet Fantasia: Music Evolved hat at PAX photo

Don't miss the Indie Arena at gamescom this year

We have seen the PAX 10 at PAX Prime, the Indie Megabooth at PAX East, and Indies Crash E3 at E3, so it seemed inevitable that something similar would pop up at the upcoming European videogame expo gamescom. The Indie Arena ...   more

Don't miss the Indie Arena at gamescom this year photo

Bread Kitty, Knightmare Tower, Amateur Surgeon, & Nuns

Bread Kitty by developer Bake450 is kind of like Pokemon, except it involves all real world cats. You collect, battle, and train these cats, and part of the battling system involves you equipping various types of bread aroun...   more

Bread Kitty, Knightmare Tower, Amateur Surgeon, & Nuns photo

Review: Dropchord

It's not hard to be mesmerized by Dropchord's art style. It's equal parts psychedelic and vibrant, and with the combination of an arrangement of electronic music, there's a lot of room for potential here -- especially when Double Fine is involved. But with Dropchord, a focus on style is exactly what you're getting, with a distinct lack of gameplay variety to back it up.   more

Review: Dropchord photo

KickBeat drops on September 3 for the PS3, PS Vita

Zen Studios is finally ready to unleash KickBeat! It'll be out on September 3 for the PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation 3. Oh, yeah, it's also coming to the PlayStation 3! The game will be a cross-buy title, so you just need...   more

KickBeat drops on September 3 for the PS3, PS Vita photo

A Ride into the Mountains is a great mobile experience

We're back with another round of mobile titles you should take a look at. It's no easy task finding actual good mobile titles as we get a couple of dozen requests A DAY, from indies to major companies. It's no wonder many ded...   more

A Ride into the Mountains is a great mobile experience photo

Play Sonic Lost World at San Diego Comic-Con

Sega is returning to San Diego Comic-Con once again with their pop-up arcade to be located just across the halls of the giant nerd convention. Fans will be able to roll up to the arcade and get hands-on with Sonic: Lost World...   more

Play Sonic Lost World at San Diego Comic-Con photo

Review: Rush Bros.

Some of the great games in recent history have taken two genres and combined them into one cohesive experience. Henry Hatsworth spliced platforming with puzzle gameplay, Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes combined puzzles with ...   more

Review: Rush Bros. photo

Theatrhythm OST finally coming, spans five discs

Theatrhythm is still one of my favorite games for the 3DS, and probably even my iPhone. It would make sense, given the game's focus on music, that a soundtrack album would have be released, but it's eluded us... until now.Whi...   more

Theatrhythm OST finally coming, spans five discs photo