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6:02 PM on 10.14.2014

Anita Sarkeesian talk cancelled following death threats [Update]

[Update: The event has been called off, Utah State University has announced. Sarkeesian confirmed she was "forced to cancel [her] talk at USU after receiving death threats because police wouldn't take steps to preve...

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 PM on 10.13.2014

Report: Gamer teabags opponent after narrow victory

An Xbox live user contacted Destructoid this week with a complaint of being excessively teabagged upon completion of an online multiplayer match in a popular action game. "I'm not sure why he was doing it," said victim Jeff M...

Kyle MacGregor

3:00 PM on 10.13.2014

Review: Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day

The Short Peace project was born out a desire to unite some of Japan's most talented artists and tell stories about the country's past, present, and a possible future. The result is a lovely bouquet of action, romance, and so...

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 AM on 10.13.2014

Destructoid reimagines Mario as a Spaniard

In a year that has seen so many popular fictional characters reimagined as slightly different things, Destructoid has pondered what it might be like if Mario was depicted as another European nationality. With that in mind, we...

Kyle MacGregor

10:30 PM on 10.09.2014

Toadette CONFIRMED for Captain Toad!

Toadette is one of those characters Nintendo keeps locked away in its vault until the need arises to flesh out a roster for one of its sports, party or racing games. She's essentially the Waluigi of the Toad species, you kno...

Kyle MacGregor

7:30 PM on 10.09.2014

Dragon Quest 2 now available on iOS, Android

Dragon Quest II is now available on your phone, (not you, Windows Phone users) something that would have surely been unthinkable when the classic role-playing game first debuted over two decades ago. I'm over here imagining playing it using a rotary dial now. Thanks, Obama. Dragon Quest II [iTunes, Google Play]

Kyle MacGregor



Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley sprouts November 4 photo
Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley sprouts November 4
by Kyle MacGregor

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley launches November 4, Natsume announced today.

The 3DS farming simulator marks the first occasion Natsume has internally developed a Harvest Moon title. All previous entries in the series came as localizations of Marvelous' Bokujō Monogatari franchise, the latest of which is coming west this winter as Story of Seasons.

Natsume [Twitter]

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9:30 AM on 10.08.2014

PlayStation Now beta comes to Vita, PS TV next week

The PlayStation Now open beta is extending its reach to PlayStation TV and Vita next week, Sony announced as part of an exhaustive FAQ for its new microconsole. The service will be available starting October 14, the same...

Kyle MacGregor

11:45 AM on 10.07.2014

Official Nintendo Magazine is being shut down

Official Nintendo Magazine is ceasing operations, Future and Nintendo UK confirmed today. The publication's next issue will be its last and will book-end a 12-year run when it hits stands next week, October 14. The website wi...

Kyle MacGregor



Captain Toad tracks treasure starting December 5 photo
Captain Toad tracks treasure starting December 5
by Kyle MacGregor

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launches in North America on December 5.

The Wii U puzzler is based on a minigame from Super Mario 3D World, and sees the eponymous protagonist explore a myriad of locales in search of hidden loot.

Captain Toad will retail for $40 and support select amiibo figures sometime next year. Nintendo has yet to reveal what sort of functionality the toys will add to the experience.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U launches November 21 photo
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U launches November 21
by Kyle MacGregor

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will launch in North America on November 21, Nintendo of America announced today. The fighting game will then release across Europe on December 5.

It will support amiibo compatibility at launch. The figures will be available the same day for $12.99 each. Twelve different models will hit shelves at first, with six more coming in December.

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Review: Natural Doctrine photo
Review: Natural Doctrine
by Kyle MacGregor

Natural Doctrine is a strategy role-playing game with a sadistic side. It's a brutal and uncompromising experience, one keen on taxing players and pushing them to their limits with its intense difficulty.

The architects behind the title invite comparisons with Dark Souls, and have certainly built a similarly steep hill to climb. Natural Doctrine is enigmatic and soul-crushing, but lacks execution and awareness. Simply being tough as nails doesn't make an experience rewarding.

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Terra Battle swipes to iOS and Android next week photo
Terra Battle swipes to iOS and Android next week
by Kyle MacGregor

Terra Battle launches on iOS and Android devices on October 9, Mistwalker announced today.

The tactical role-playing game is the latest brainchild of Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, who drew inspiration from shogi to devise a combat system based around flanking enemies.

Mistwalker plans to continue adding new content as the install base grows. The studio's outlines for various milestones include new music from famed composer Nobuo Uematsu, co-op and versus battle modes, and a console game set in the same universe.

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2:00 PM on 10.03.2014

Rune Factory 4 is finally coming to Europe

It seems Rune Factory 4's journey across the pond was postponed more so than cancelled, and the role-playing game will be turning up on European shores fairly soon. Speaking with Siliconera, XSEED vice president Ken...

Kyle MacGregor



Review: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax photo
Review: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
by Kyle MacGregor

It's still tough to believe a fighting game based on the Persona series exists, let alone is any good, but Persona 4 Arena certainly came as a pleasant surprise. Atlus and Arc System Works are two distinctive studios known for creating very different types of experiences, but somehow managed to meld their unique strengths into a stellar fusion.

It must have been a difficult task, trying to charm two disparate audiences at once, but the developers proved more than capable of surmounting the challenge. Now they've returned with a followup in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, hoping to make lightning strike twice.

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9:00 AM on 09.27.2014

Short Peace omnibus hits the Americas next week

Short Peace arrives in the Americas on September 30, Bandai Namco has announced. The anthology features four animated shorts headlined by Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo, and Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day, a side-scrolling action game from Suda 51 and Tokyo Jungle studio Crispy's. It will be available on PlayStation 3 exclusively as a downloadable package.

Kyle MacGregor