Devise a lofty goal for fans to work toward and they'll come together to create something truly remarkable. This is Skywind, an in-progress mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that intends to bring the content of Morrowind i... more
Last year close to its launch, we reviewed Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn -- so what's with the retread, you ask? Well, that was before we implemented our Reviews in Progress program, which was designed to cover games... more
Hot off its huge Kickstarter success, Darkest Dungeon is already in a playable-enough state to have a demo at PAX East 2014. Although the demo was only a short snippet of what's to come, it was easy to get a sense of the them... more
Earlier today, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair got a release date for North American Vitas: September 2. I still need to play the first.
Anyway, more Japanese games have western release dates. Compile Heart's RPG Fairy Fencer ... more
This week we've been talking up a new PS3 and Vita RPG from Lancarse, the folks behind Lost Heroes, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey and two Etrian Odyssey Games. We learned of its name just yester... more
We knew that Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair was coming this fall to North America and Europe, but an an Atlus sales sheet gives us a solid date of September 2, priced at $39.99.
The first was was my jam, so I'm really glad to know that I'll be playing its sequel at the end of summer. I know plenty of you are on the same page. more
One of my favorite upcoming indie games right now is Chroma Squad: Sentai Tactical Manager, coming to Steam later this year. All you need to know is that it features strategy RPG combat with sentai (Japanese hero squad)... more
The sharp eyes at Siliconera found a new listing for Square Enix RPG Final Fantasy III on the Germany USK rating board. What's interesting is that the platform is listed as PC. It's already already on everything else: DS, PSP... more
It's gotten to the point to where I'm checking my YouTube subscriptions first thing in the morning to see if there are any more videos from Atlus on their upcoming wares. Today we're in luck as a couple of new videos on Pers... more
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl is a fantastic 3DS RPG that is taking its sweet ass time to get to Europe. But you'll get yours come May 2, friends.
For now, enjoy the demo, which is freshly available on the ... more
Remember that PS3 and Vita we told you about yesterday? The one from Lancarse, the folks behind Lost Heroes, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey and two Etrian Odyssey Games?
While lots of details were leaked, ... more
There's been a resurgence of Metroidvania games in recent years thanks to crowdfunding but not all of them have lived up to our lofty ambitions for the genre. Many haven't. As such, I hope you're not so skeptical as to avoid... more
Heart Machine pushed back its wildly anticipated Hyper Light Drifter from the previous June 2014 release to the end of 2014. Heart Machine's Alex Preston, talking to Jonathan Holmes at PAX, explained that, while they're stil... more
Last month Deus Ex: The Fall made the jump over to the PC on Steam, and now it's available for the Mac. As always, if you already bought the game at release, you can just load it up on a Mac with the same account and you... more
Europe, I get so happy when I see you all being taken care of. You get shafted too often.
Atlus has confirmed that Europe will see the release of Vita and 3DS RPG Conception II this May. A solid date has yet to be set, b... more
I knew to expect interesting things from Ackk Studios after the flawed but compelling Two Brothers. Even then, I wasn't mentally prepared for the team's newest game, Y2K.
I came in knowing little about the turn-based RPG oth... more
There was some confusion this morning about a possible delay for the PC version of Dark Souls II, which is already later than its console counterparts. Regrettably, there is a delay, to May 2 -- but only in the United Kingdom... more
Square Enix mobile game maker Takehiro Ando revealed that his division will be working on SaGa and Mana series games this year. According to Siliconera, a recent interview had Ando bringing up that his team will be help... more
Rumor time. But this one is a good one, and likely a solid one.
Something-something Dimension is all we have, thanks to a source that is holding off on full details, which are set to drop in a couple of days. But we do know t... more
Things I like mixing together: Nutella and bananas. Cookies smashed in gelato. Corgis and derp.
A new combination mixes game franchises that I dig. The outstanding RPG series Wild Arms gets some new life in a crossover with S... more
A new trailer for upcoming Ubisoft RPG Child of Light shows off the watercolor world of Lemuria. We already knew this game is going to be a treat for the eyes, but this new world tour video shows us that we've got so much mo... more
Three cool-looking Japanese PlayStation Vita games -- Soul Sacrifice Delta, Freedom Wars, and Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines -- have been confirmed for North America and Europe.
Up first is Soul Sacrifice's expanded and improve... more
CCP Games announced today that development has been halted on the World of Darkness massively multiplayer online game.
In a statement, CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson expressed regret over the decision, sayin... more
The original Half-Minute Hero was a very special and intriguing game. It boiled down an entire genre to its barest essentials, reducing the interminably long JRPG to just thirty seconds of gameplay.
Both a heartfelt tribute a... more
I recently started watching Adventures in Game Development cold turkey. Falco Girigs, lead engine developer of the Elysian Shadows project, had just told me about his upcoming indie, next-gen 2D RPG for current computers and... more
I'm not completely sold on Bound By Flame yet, but this video is doing a pretty decent job of showing off the variety of locales, enemies, and combat situations the game has to offer. The basic gimmick is that you'... more
Read this list and let me know if it sounds like a good time.
Crunching numbers in the wee hours of the night to maximize damage output. Grinding out levels and letting auto-attack handle things for a few seconds while you pl... more
It's been said before that a "failed" Kickstarter isn't the end -- that every dollar matters even if the total amount raised ultimately falls short. That's true for Eden Industries' Citizens of Earth, a role-playing game whi... more
Ubisoft haver partnered with Cirque du Soleil Media to enhance the theatricality of upcoming game Child of Light. The group provided guidance on everything from theatrical realization to costume design. Think stage direction... more
A spin-off of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series is coming to Vita in Japan this year. Dengeki PlayStation magazine has a spread on Hyperdimension Neptunia U, which brings some action to the RPG series. Neptune and the gang w... more
I've had my face in my PlayStation Vita for weeks now, trying to wrap up my play-through of upcoming RPG Conception II for a review for next week. I was hoping to bring you a fat, juicy preview of this baby making dungeon cr... more
I am endlessly excited for the old school JRPG-inspired Child of Light, which comes out April 30. PC and PlayStation (PS3/PS4 are Cross-Buy) players will also be able to buy a physical, deluxe edition of the game (currently only available for pre-order in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa), which comes with DLC, artwork, and a poster of Yoshitaka Amano's work, shown in the neat video above. more
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth and it's autumn release are still a ways off, which means there's still plenty of time to do things like watch gameplay trailers. And as luck would have it, Atlus has shared some tantalizing footage of the dungeon crawler's old-school battle system.
Just a few more months... more
The time has finally come for the last phase of the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn PlayStation 4 beta, which will carry over all of its data into the final release -- a release that's set in stone for next week (April... more
Running through tabletop role-playing games can be fun, but it can also be a huge amount of work for an average dungeon master. Not only does the role require crafting scenarios and stories, more industrious DMs physically b... more
Are you ready to feel the weight of your decisions as they have devastating and irreparable effects on those around you? Are you prepared to put your needs at the forefront of everything you do, chasing love at the expense o... more
The Elder Scrolls Online is officially available today for the masses on the PC and Mac. To celebrate, Bethesda has released another badass cinematic trailer, titled The Siege.
Along with this trailer comes a neat little inf... more
In its first week of availability, the first Diablo III expansion, Reaper of Souls, has reaped 2.7 million sales.
Uhm. I mostly just wanted to write "Reaper of sales." I don't have anything else to say. Good job to Blizzard for responding to fan feedback with a $40 expansion that everyone went out and paid for, apparently.
Path of Exile is free if you like click click click click games. more
Atlus has confirmed that Persona 4 is coming to the PlayStation 3. It's going to be a PS2 Classic, which was expected though we all really really really wanted P4 Golden instead. You'll be able to nab this starting on April ... more
Last year, the news of Ubisoft making an old-school throwback to the JRPG genre took a number of people by surprise. When Destructoid got the chance to check it out, there was a healthy amount of curiosity around it. Not too ... more
Drakengard 3 is on the way in the west, and Square Enix has responded to fan feedback from Europe with an announcement of a Collector's Edition. This pack will include a clamshell box, hardback novella, DLC (including Japanes... more
Natural Doctrine -- Natty Doc to its friends -- is getting a digital and physical western release after its release in Japan today. The PS4, PS3, and Vita strategy RPG from Patapon director Atsushi Ii is coming courtesy of N... more
[Update: Atlus has confirmed the news and Persona 4 will be heading to the PS3 as a PS2 Classic. Find out when and how much here.]
Oh no naughty naughty ESRB! You've let slip up another release before the publisher was ready ... more
Much like life itself, April Fools' Day is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. Sometimes your candy is brimming with caramel. Other times, spiders are lurking in the nougat, just waiting to bit... more
Ragnarok Odyssey's follow-up has an Ace up its sleeve, packed with all new content -- effectively rendering it an expansion. In addition to yet another Vita version the game is also dropping on the PlayStation 3, wh... more
Square Enix will work on its next global releases, "without focusing too much on the ‘global’ aspect," president Yosuke Matsuda told Nikkei Trendy. "For example, in the past, when we developed console games with a... more
At long last, the much anticipated follow-up to Half-Minute Hero is finally setting sail for western shores, Marvelous AQL has confirmed.
It's been nearly three years since the deconstructionist RPG launched in Japan, but be... more
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army will make its digital debut on PlayStation 3 next week, the PlayStation Blogcast reports.
Unlike the vast majority of MegaTen games, the Raidou Kuzunoh... more
Cellar Door Games didn't get its start with the "rogue-lite" Rogue Legacy -- it previously found success in making browser-based games -- but that's likely going to be the title we associate with the studio for years to come.... more