Looks like the great voxel revival continues into 2014 with Planets³, a new project from Cubical Drift that has kicked off its Kickstarter campaign. It's an ambitious-looking game that's based around exploring a va... more
No Witcher 3 this year -- it stings, doesn't it? But we'll be better off. CD Projekt's board has written about its reasons for the delay to February 2015 in an open letter, viewable in full below.
"We could have released the ... more
While we do our best to kill time on this final day before the console release of Dark Souls II, here's a fun little distraction: a website that tells you how many times you've died in Dark Souls.
At the time of writing, this... more
It's now possible to pre-purchase the Warlods of Draenor expansion for World of Warcraft ahead of its release "on or before" December 20, 2014, Blizzard has announced. My expectation is that it'll be out much before then -- ... more
Double Fine's turn-based role-playing game Costume Quest is getting a sequel for PC and consoles by way of publisher Midnight City, the two companies announced today. Moving on up!
Protagonists Wren and Reynold return for th... more
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has passed 1.1M worldwide sales since its January 2013 release. Which maybe doesn't seem like that much with Tomb Raider needing five times that for profitability and unfinished games like... more
Speaking to The Guardian about South Park: The Stick of Truth's censorship in Europe and Australia over a scene involving anal probes, series co-creator Matt Stone said "It's not that big a deal. It doesn't change things that... more
Should I have waited until the game comes out for consoles on Tuesday to watch this, part one of the Dark Souls II prologue? Probably. But what's done is done.
If you're on the fence, there's talk of the usual subjects -- lo... more
Remember Denpa Men? How about Denpa Men 2? Well, regardless of whether or not you've heard of it, yet another 3DS game is coming westward by way of Denpa Men 3: Rise of the Digitoll. Developer Genius Sonority has confirmed t... more
The Frostbite 3 engine shows its stuff in this new trailer for Dragon Age: Inquisition covering the game's stunning landscapes. Those leafless tress, that shimmering water -- I'm impressed. This kind of visual fidelity is al... more
There was concern that the PC release of Dark Souls II would arrive long after the game hits Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 11, 2014. While the PC date isn't as bad as some had feared, it's by no means right around the c... more
The sweltering summer heat is just around the corner and with it comes Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed, an action role-player with a surprisingly apt title.
Tokyo's famous electronics district, Akihabara, has been overru... more
At this point you could show me anything about Child of Light, Ubisoft's upcoming JRPG-inspired tale that's built with the same framework that bore Rayman Origins and Legends. I'm sold. Even if this "co-op trailer" doesn't s... more
I found that Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars probably wasn't for me. But I know that some of you were really into it. You made that clear.
Well, you can get into it early. Conception II will have a demo on March 25... more
In last week's poll I asked everyone to pick their favorite Uncharted game out of the three main console releases from Naughty Dog. Over 1,200 of you voted and here are the results:
(78.17%) Uncharted 2: Among Thieves: 974 v... more
It's hard to believe that I've been watching South Park for almost 17 years. I vividly remember sneaking downstairs in the dead of night, quietly turning on Comedy Central to watch Eric Cartman get probed by an alien. I ... more
The "online team brawler" Heroes of the Storm has been offering beta sign-ups for quite some time now. First things first, though: the game needs to hit alpha. Blizzard is inviting "a very limited number of players [in the Un... more
BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn has responded to a fan query from December about the studio remastering Mass Effect Trilogy for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 featuring "1080p/high-res textures/60fps, etc."
Now, Flynn obvious... more
Atelier Escha & Logy is almost here. Can't you just smell it in the air? The PS3 role-player will materialize on European shores come March 7. Meanwhile, folks in North America will have to wait until March 11 to ge... more
Growlanser: Heritage of War is taking the fight to PlayStation Network next week, the sultry raconteurs of the PlayStation Blogcast have revealed.
The tactical role-playing game initially launched in North America b... more
Upcoming (and nice-looking!) Vita RPG Demon Gaze will see a DLC release that brings characters from teh world of Disgaea into the fold. Free DLC downloads will let you add Disgaea characters like Etna, Flonne, Sicily, Asagi, ... more
Ys: Memories of Celceta helped cap a strong fall for the Vita that no one paid attention to. Maybe the fragile Europeans will appreciate its belated-but-not-Atlus-belated release in their home continent.
Go play more fun Vita games, one and all. more
Square Enix is releasing free-to-play (with microtransactions!) action-RPG Rise of Mana to iOS later this week in Japan. Controller support will be added somewhere down the line and an Android port is coming this summer. Man... more
Secret of Mana series composer Hiroki Kikuta took to Reddit this week to let fans ask anything in an effort to better connect with overseas fans.
That haunting wail you hear in "Fear of the Heavens" in Secret of Mana?&... more
Dark Souls II has done a pretty decent job of giving everyone the impression that they need to prepare for death again. Well, if you want to escalate things a bit and go beyond death, the Collector's Edition of Dark Sou... more
This may just be the time to give Diablo III another chance ahead of next month's Reaper of Souls expansion. Patch 2.0.1 hits the PC version today, and it's a huge one.
Many core aspects of the game have been tweaked in some ... more
It was recently discovered that Blizzard plans to introduce the option for World of Warcraft players to boost a single character to level 90 for $60. By no means inexpensive, but when you're looking at it from the perspective... more
I screamed. I screamed loudly. It's not like we didn't know that 3DS RPG Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth was coming eventually. But to finally know that it's in the works and will be in stores this Fall is exciting. Thril... more
The next numbered Persona game, Persona 5, has been officially confirmed for North American release by Atlus. Get ready to be chained to your chair and PS3 some time in 2015.
I wish we could tell you more. You don't know how... more
Vampires sure do have a one-track mind, eh? Everything with them is all blood, blood, blood, blood, blood. Blood is family. Blood is power. Blood is everything.
We get it. Vampires like blood. Gallons of the stuff. This Cast... more
Development on inXile's Wasteland 2 continues to rumble on after its release in beta form at the end of 2013. There's still no news on when the game will be complete and an update from inXile head Brian Fargo confirms th... more
I have no idea what's going on in this trailer for the recently released, Japanese and PS Vita only, Valhalla Knights 3 Gold, but I have to say I'm mildly entertained. Well more entertained than I was when I reviewed th... more
The Tales series often doesn't get the same recognition as big-name JRPGs like Final Fantasy, and that's a shame. It's a consistently quality franchise that has been delivering year after year, but one of the problems wi... more
Our Tumblr pal pepsimangb is at it again, doing the Lord's work. He has subtitled the newest full-length Persona Q trailer for your viewing pleasure. This new one focuses on the Persona 3 crew, though the P4 cast does show u... more
When I was a young kid, I loved nothing more than playing classic sport video games like Bases Loaded, Blades of Steel, Double Dribble, Tecmo Bowl, and Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!. While I enjoyed the likes of Super Mari... more
The 2014 Game Developers Conference is coming next month, and we're already hearing of some pretty good panels that we'd like to attend. One on my list is the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn panel, called "Behind the Realm ... more
This week's new Famitsu reveals a few more details on upcoming 3DS game Persona Q: Shadow of Labyrinth. The most interesting new bit confirms that other Persona 3 and Persona 4 party members can use alternate Personas, called... more
I may not play World of Warcraft but as someone who occasionally writes about it and, as a result, has to find not-terrible-looking images to accompany my words, I'm all for a good character model redesign. Blizzard has share... more
Ragnarok Odyssey, which Jim really liked, came to the Vita in 2012. The Vita's Monster Hunter alternate got a bit of a rebuild, Ragnarok Odyssey Ace, with a bunch of new content and a PS3 port. Ace, which we've been seeing fo... more
I'm with Steven. If the laundry list of claims being made about Warhorse Studios' first-person medieval sandbox RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance come to fruition, this is going to be one impressive game. Hopefully it will be fun... more
Not to make a thing of it, but why are half the girl babies slightly less clothed than the boys? Maybe it's just the Rob Liefeld-lite uncomfortably arched back in the above photo that's bothering me. She looks like Christian ... more
While we were beary excited to bring you Teddie and Aigis' Persona Q trailers last week, we totally whiffed on Junpei and Yukari. We've got to show Persona 3 some love. I'm more excited for both of their entrances into Persona 4 Arena, but seeing Junpei get slapped and Yukari's cute little cherub bow (below) is nice. more
Long before Xenogears became my favorite game of all time, Legos were my favorite toy of all time. So seeing the two combined is a thrill for me.
Lego user diegocabrera has put together some of the mecha from the PlayStation ... more
Capcom's Deep Down has been on many gamer's radar since it was first announced back at the system's unveiling. As Sony's latest console edges closer and closer to its Japanese this month, so does new information regarding the... more
Lightning Returns may cap the Lightning saga, but director Motomu Toriyama told Siliconera that this isn't the last we'll see of the "extremely popular character."
"For Lightning, her story ends here in Lightning Returns: Fin... more
It's been three years, but one of my favorite mobile strategy titles, Legendary Wars, has finally come to Android, via the Google Play Store.
In this RTS-RPG hybrid you directly control an ever growing army of knights, wizar... more
Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians has successfully completed its crowdfunding campaign. The role-playing game from Playdek and an assortment of Final Fantasy veterans managed to conjure $660,126 via Kickstarter, but fe... more
With The Witcher 3 not to far off and looking pretty darn impressive, now would be a good time to catch up on the earlier games in the series. Steam has you covered by making both The Witcher and its sequel, The Witcher 2: As... more