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12:15 PM on 10.20.2014

Project J looks like a trippy little game I could waste some time with

Sometimes I just want to zone out with some synth music, bright colors, and pure gameplay. Super Hexagon works well for that, but it is always nice to try something new. Project J has an interesting hook to it, where the lig...

Darren Nakamura


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Mistwalker Celebrates Terra Battle's 500K Downloads Milestone

Having now surpassed 500,000 downloads, Terra Battle fans will soon enjoy new characters from the original character and dragon model designer of Panzer Dragoon, Manabu Kusunoki. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




12:13 PM on 10.16.2014

Here's another one of these things: $99 Google Nexus console

Google's new Nexus Player is an Android-based $99 set-top game console / video box. Well, disc. It's round. Crazy brilliant idea, right? An Atom processor at 1.8Ghz (quad core), 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage will let you pla...

Dale North

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



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Review: Neverending Nightmares
by Nic Rowen

Mental illness is terrifying. Depression is a soul vampire that will suck the light right out of you. Obsessive compulsive disorder does not make you a supernaturally great detective like it does in the movies. It makes you paranoid and agitated, a raw nerve constantly scraping against a coarse world. The insidious, pervasive terror of mental illness can be far more horrifying than any chainsaw-wielding maniac could ever hope to be.

Which is exactly why Neverending Nightmares works.

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Review: Skylanders: Trap Team photo
Review: Skylanders: Trap Team
by Chris Carter

Toys For Bob has found some rather interesting ways to evolve the Skylanders franchise. While the conceit the first time around was simply interactive toys, the developer mixed things up with giants on the second go, and with a mix-and-match concept (my personal favorite to date) after that.

Trap Team is the fourth iteration of the series, and the gimmick this time around involves tiny plastic pieces that essentially function as little Ghostbusters tools to ensnare enemies. While the core game is still as strong as ever, the trap mechanic isn't all that exciting.

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3:15 PM on 10.06.2014

Rogue Wizards has a bad name but it looks like a cool dungeon crawler/city builder

Many of us have crawled through dungeons hundreds of times, so it takes some special kick to get us to notice. Rogue Wizards has two: a city-building component that seems like it could be addictive and a cool visual effect r...

Darren Nakamura

10:00 PM on 10.03.2014

Disney removed Tiny Death Star without telling its developer

Disney has pulled two mobile Star Wars games -- Tiny Death Star and Star Wars Assault Team -- and in the case of the latter, developer Nimblebit wasn't even given a heads up. "We had no prior knowledge that the game would be ...

Jordan Devore



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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2:30 PM on 10.02.2014

Hey, you know what Crazy Taxi needed more of? Hulk Hogan

Remember when Hulk Hogan was an actor in movies like Suburban Commando -- side note: you must look this up, if you aren't familiar with it -- or the time his family got their own television series on VH1? Forget about all of ...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 09.23.2014

Goat Simulator is selling very well on Android and iOS

Goat Simulator is now on Android and iOS in addition to the PC, and according to Coffee Stain Studios, it's selling well -- very well in fact. So far they've reported over 100,000 sales over both platforms, which they conside...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 09.23.2014

Final Fantasy Record Keeper gameplay shows 3D to 2D transformation

Final Fantasy Record Keeper is a mobile game that's set to drop this month in Japan, with an international release at some point in the future. The gist is that you'll visit different worlds from the franchise, recruit chara...

Chris Carter





10:45 AM on 09.18.2014

Remember Triple Triad in Final Fantasy VIII? Check out Eminence: Xander's Tales

Back in the day when I first played Final Fantasy VIII, I fantasized about a world in which people could walk up to random strangers, ask to play a card game, and be treated to one without it being weird. We are not there ye...

Darren Nakamura

4:00 PM on 09.17.2014

You can now play Goat Simulator on the go

Coffee Stain Studios has brought Goat Simulator to iOS and Android. It's $4.99. While the game is surely best controlled with something other than a touch screen, the make-your-own-fun sandbox experience is suitable for mobil...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 09.16.2014

Final Fantasy World Wide Words looks like fun for old-school fans

Final Fantasy: World Wide Words is basically Typing of the Dead Square Enix style, and it's shaping up to be a treat for old-school fans. This new trailer shows off a bit of the gameplay, including some world map explor...

Chris Carter



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Review: Size DOES Matter
by Darren Nakamura

Simple graphics, twitch gameplay, and fresh music constitute a good formula for mobile gaming. Titles like this allow for a quick bit of play during minutes of downtime, and can paradoxically keep players going for long periods of time, chasing a high score or trying to one-up a friend on the leaderboards.

Size DOES Matter follows in that legacy, with a unique gameplay hook and a pretty killer soundtrack. However, a few things hold it back from pure arcade bliss.

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11:30 PM on 09.11.2014

Dragon Quest out now for iOS and Android devices

The original Dragon Quest is now available on iOS and Android devices for $2.99 / £1.99 / €2.69. The classic NES role-playing game was first released in Japan by Enix in 1986, and was localized for North Ameri...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 PM on 09.11.2014

Here are the first screens for the Typing of the Dead-esque Fantasy: World Wide Words

Yesterday we delivered word of a game called Final Fantasy: World Wide Words, which sort of plays like Typing of the Dead. Thankfully we now have an idea of what the game looks like thanks to a few screens out in the wild, an...

Chris Carter

7:00 PM on 09.10.2014

Final Fantasy XIII on a phone? Square launching Dive In streaming app

Square Enix is launching a new service in Japan on October 9. Dive In streams games to Android and Apple mobile devices, allowing players to experience titles like Final Fantasy XIII on cellphones.  The service is l...

Steven Hansen



You’ll play Skullduggery greedily, whether fast or slow photo
You’ll play Skullduggery greedily, whether fast or slow
by Brett Makedonski

Flick, flick, flick. That’s all you’ll be doing in Skullduggery. Flicking to collect treasure. Flicking to outrun bosses. Flicking to line up stealthy headshots on unsuspecting enemies. You can play the game however you want (usually) -- fast or slow; just know that you’ll be flicking the whole time. And, if the build we saw at PAX Prime is any indication, it’s a flicking good time.

Skullduggery’s a title developed for tablets that borrows liberally from the simple mechanic that Rovio (maybe) popularized. By pulling back and letting go, players launch a skull across the screen. Do this ad nauseum, and you have Skullduggery. However, instead of an interspecies vendetta against pigs, this game’s protagonist has a goal that’s much easier to empathize with: riches.

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1:15 PM on 09.09.2014

Castle Doombad is free on the Amazon App Store right now

Chris took a look at Adult Swim Games' Castle Doombad at the beginning of this year, and had the highest recommendations for it. Despite that, it sort of fell through the cracks for me. Now, there is another reason to check i...

Darren Nakamura

7:00 AM on 09.09.2014

Extrasolar Season 2 is being funded through Kickstarter

I do not envy Lazy 8 Studios with the balancing act it has trying to market Extrasolar. By revealing too little, only a relatively small demographic will ever try out the exoplanet rover simulator. By revealing too much, a t...

Darren Nakamura

4:45 PM on 09.08.2014

Google to pay back $19 million for in-app purchase settlement

In the latest in-app purchase settlement, the Federal Trade Commission is tasking Google with paying back $19 million to those whose children, against their parents' wishes, spent money on in-app purchases in apps downloaded ...

Brittany Vincent







Mistwalker's new RPG is unlike anything we've seen before photo
Mistwalker's new RPG is unlike anything we've seen before
by Kyle MacGregor

Hironobu Sakaguchi is best known as the creator of Final Fantasy; a man responsible for some of the most influential and well-respected role-playing games of our time.

His sprawling worlds and epic adventures have touched millions of people, many of whom may be surprised to discover how significant a departure Sakaguchi's latest endeavor is compared with the titles we typically associate with his name.

Destructoid recently met with the living legend in Seattle to see that new project, Terra Battle, and believe us when we say you haven't seen anything quite like this before.

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11:30 AM on 09.05.2014

Run SackBoy! Run! is coming to the Vita, Android, and iOS platforms

Just like how Sony brought over Fat Princess: Piece of Cake to mobile platforms in addition to the Vita, so to is the upcoming Run Sackboy! Run coming to iOS and Android. It's a runner, and of course, it's free-to-p...

Chris Carter



Very quick tips: Swing Copters photo
Very quick tips: Swing Copters
by Kyle MacGregor

The spiritual successor to Flappy Bird has arrived, and it's incredibly difficult. It's also awful. Just plain awful. Don't you worry, though. Destructoid is here to help. 

Maybe you liked Flappy Bird. Maybe you are a Flappy Bird master. Maybe you are an actual human being with a soul and better things to do with your time. Anyway, the point is that Flappy Bird is so two months ago. Swing Copters is the new "it" thing.

So, with that in mind, we have put together a little something to help all you intrepid Swing Copters players. Hopefully these tips will help make your life a just tad better.

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3:30 PM on 08.26.2014

Final Fantasy creator's next game will head to consoles if it sells 2 million

Hironobu Sakaguchi (Final Fantasy) and his studio Mistwalker (Lost Odyssey) have a new mobile (iOS, Android) strategy RPG coming out this October, Terra Battle.  In the latest Famitsu (via Siliconera, Game Jouhou), ...

Steven Hansen

2:00 PM on 08.26.2014

The Walking Dead Pinball is just as good as I had hoped

Zen Studios has been quite busy the past few years expanding its line of pinball tables; most of which have been in the form of licensed Marvel and Star Wars tables. There have been videogame-themed tables in the past --...

Brett Zeidler

12:00 PM on 08.24.2014

Puzzle & Dragons eclipses 30 million downloads in Japan

Puzzle & Dragons has now surpassed 30 million downloads in Japan, GungHo Online Entertainment has announced. While that's a pretty impressive figure by any measure, it's especially remarkable when considering the country ...

Kyle MacGregor

10:30 AM on 08.22.2014

Zen Pinball 2 is getting some new Wii U tables soon

The Wii U version of Zen Pinball is going to catch up to its predecessors soon, as Zen Studios has just confirmed an update scheduled for August 28th. On that date Zen Pinball 2 will get Guardians of the Galaxy, Dea...

Chris Carter

1:00 AM on 08.20.2014

Pokémon studio Game Freak making a mobile game

Pokémon developer Game Freak is taking its first steps into the mobile market with Solitiba. Initially released on Nintendo 3DS, the hybrid of solitaire and horseback racing is now in the works for Android and iOS devi...

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 AM on 08.19.2014

Flappy Bird dev reveals next game, Swing Copters

Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has unveiled his next project, Swing Copters. The upcoming iOS and Android title bears a striking resemblance the the developer's magnum opus, featuring familiar mechanics and visuals. You...

Kyle MacGregor

5:30 PM on 08.13.2014

Monument Valley made back every bit of its dev costs in one week

Monument Valley, an isometric puzzle game that was the winner of an Apple Design Award, made back its development costs after just one week on the App Store. Even though it's a $4 app and had stiff competition alongside other...

Brittany Vincent

10:30 PM on 08.12.2014

Full Skylanders Trap Team game hitting tablets too

Skylanders Trap Team is heading to mobile devices as well! And like, the full actual game. Activision is claiming console-quality graphics, and it even comes with its own high performance controller. This is huge! This will a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





6:30 PM on 08.08.2014

Final Fantasy Record Keeper wants to tap into your nostalgia centers

Final Fantasy Record Keeper, the smartphone entry into the Final Fantasy series, is a pretty meta game already. You take up the mantle of Deci, a student working for Dr. Mog, entering paintings that depict specific moments f...

Brittany Vincent

4:30 PM on 08.07.2014

A small glimpse of Subject 13, from the creator of Flashback

Subject 13, the next game from Paul Cuisset of Flashback fame, has reached its funding goal on Kickstarter. Subject 13 reached its target of $40,000 with four days left of the crowdfunding drive. In Subject 13, you play Fran...

Brittany Vincent

11:30 AM on 08.06.2014

Sony is killing off PlayStation Mobile on Android

Sony is discontinuing its support for PlayStation Mobile on Android devices, the company announced today. PlayStation Mobile launched in 2012 as a channel for developers to release games on both PlayStation Vita and PlayStati...

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 PM on 08.05.2014

This Humble Bundle is a good way to get Threes! and Eliss Infinity

Humble Bundles are great, depending on how many gaps there are in your videogame library. (Although, admittedly, they're sometimes so cheap even that isn't a setback.) But, ideally, you don't want to wrack up a bunch of dupl...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 08.05.2014

Trailer for PAX 10 selection Skullduggery knocks heads, collects taxes

Itchin' to get a taste of some of the indie goodness that'll be on display at PAX Prime later this month? ClutchPlay Games just released a new trailer for Skullduggery to commemorate the anniversary of the first income ...

Brett Makedonski

2:00 PM on 08.04.2014

State of Decay studio announces creature-collection RPG Moonrise

Free-to-play mobile publisher Kabam is teaming up with State of Decay developer Undead Labs for its next game, a "multiplayer creature-collection RPG" called Moonrise. In the game, a "Moonrise" is a shadowy event that corrupt...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 08.04.2014

Secret of Mana headed for Android this fall

Hankering for some Secret of Mana action but prefer to relegate your RPG sessions to mobile devices these days? You'll be happy to hear that the classic role-playing adventure Secret of Mana is releasing for Android devices t...

Brittany Vincent