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Goosebumps: The Game

There's going to be a Goosebumps video game

That strange woman is very strange
Aug 19
// Vikki Blake
WayForward will be bringing the Goosebumps book series to life by way of an all-new, point-and-click adventure game, Goosebumps: The Game. "The walk home from school today is going to be a lot spookier than usual… Your sleepy neighborhood’s been overrun by monsters!" says the listing on the Xbox Store.
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Consortium: The Tower Prophecy gets a gameplay teaser

Everyone's still named after chess
Jul 06
// Joe Parlock
Now this is a pleasant surprise. Consortium was an absolutely fantastic game that I didn’t think got the attention it deserved. If you were good enough, the entire game could be beaten through dialogue and learning mor...
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Baldur's Gate

Beamdog counting down to new Baldur's Gate

Oh gee I wonder what it could be
Jun 29
// Joe Parlock
Seems slightly strange to have a teaser countdown for a game we already know is coming, but that’s exactly what Beamdog seems to be doing with its already announced new Baldur’s Gate game. The website is showing a...
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PES 2016

PES 2016 rumoured to be revealed on June 12

Football crazy, football mad
Jun 04
// Joe Parlock
According to Dutch website, it looks like Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 will be announced on Friday, June 12. It noticed a date for the game shown apparently at the UEFA Champions League, however we've been unable to con...

Fallout 4 officially announced

Jun 03 // Joe Parlock
Fallout 4 photo
A little bit early, but who cares?
[Update: Shortly after our news post went live, the site was pulled. Thankfully, we captured screenshots while it was public.] [Update 2: We have managed to pull the YouTube thumbnail from the trailer that was embedded on th...

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Tekken 7

Yoshimitsu is coming to Tekken 7

Wow, really? I'd never have guessed
May 08
// Joe Parlock
Yoshimitsu’s turned into a weird mix of Cthulhu, a Xenomorph, NiGHTS, and Frieza from Dragonball for his appearance in Tekken 7. The video released by Namco shows him in all of his swordy, hovery, self-stabby glory; a...
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Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk confirms new Tony Hawk game on Tony Hawk's Instagram

Tony Hawk has talons of steel and a beak that can pierce souls
Apr 22
// Joe Parlock
Remember when Tony Hawk’s catering guy screwed up and accidentally announced a new Tony Hawk game on Instagram? Unsurprisingly, the game’s been officially confirmed by Tony Hawk himself now via Instagram. The post...
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Joe Montana Football 16

Joe Montana Football 16: 49ers legend making a Madden competitor

Runs in Unreal Engine 4
Mar 17
// Steven Hansen
After 20 years, Joe Montana Football is back, this time with a lot of direct involvement from its titular star. In fact, the storied 49ers quarterback -- on Twitter, uncannily, as Joseph Montana -- seems to be the only one ta...

Rock Band 4 is coming, and it's bringing the party back

Mar 05 // Brett Makedonski
While it's important to look forward, fans also can't help but look back. After all, there are some pretty hefty investments there -- both with regard to instrument peripherals and downloadable tracks. Harmonix acknowledges this and is doing its best to make sure that there's continuity across the Rock Band brand, even if it has jumped to new consoles. With regard to instruments, Sussman says that the team's doing its best to ensure that legacy peripherals will be compatible with Rock Band 4. He couldn't definitively say that it'd happen, but Harmonix is working with Sony and Microsoft to try to work something out. Sussman said that he was confident in the chances those conversations would yield positive results. The other big concern, previously purchased downloadable songs, has an even better outlook. Harmonix is tackling the engineering issue, something that Sony and Microsoft are fully supporting. The only problem is that it'll require a lot of man-hours to essentially recreate every song in the library. It's going to eventually happen, but Harmonix can't say how long it'll take to get there. But, players definitely aren't going to be required to buy tracks a second time or anything in that vein. Of course, alongside Rock Band 4's release will be a set of brand new instruments manufactured by Mad Catz. However, that's not the extent of its involvement. Mad Catz is cooperatively publishing the game with Harmonix. This'll likely mark the largest software publishing deal in Mad Catz's history. [embed]288538:57603:0[/embed] Despite Mad Catz's involvement, Rock Band 4 won't release with a flurry of optional equipment like Rock Band 3 did. Because Harmonix is putting focus on the social aspect, it's mostly doing away with Pro mode. Drums will still be supported because the base instrument is all that's needed. Gone are Pro Guitar and Pro Bass. Also nixed are all forms of keyboard. Sussman said that through data collection, Harmonix saw that keys were played a very small percentage of the time relative to other instruments. Although this is the first time in a half-decade that Rock Band's making a return, there's also the well-founded rumor that Guitar Hero will throw its hat back into the ring this year. When asked if the studio was at all disappointed that it'd face immediate competition, Sussman seemed upbeat about Rock Band 4's chances against Activision's property. "We're focused on things we can control. However, I think our pedigree speaks for itself," he said. He's right; Harmonix has a history that's rooted in quality. However, maybe none of that really matters if the general audience just isn't ready to go back to Rock Band. When we pressed Sussman about the idea that most people from his audience seven years ago are likely in very different places in life now, he was unflinching. "While I realize that people move on, a love for music is all that's needed for Rock Band to be appealing to you. That's something that no one grows out of," he commented. Again, Sussman's right. Even if Harmonix stayed mum on a lot about Rock Band 4, it tipped its hand on what might be the most important facet: the game's tone. Rock Band 4 is all about the unique social experience that comes from playing music together. It wants to be a party, a constant source of good times. Basically, Harmonix is doing everything it can to make sure you want to get the band back together.
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Releasing in 2015, coming to PS4 and Xbox One
Five years after the latest installment in the seminal music/rhythm franchise, Harmonix is going on a proverbial reunion tour. Rock Band 4 is in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and it's currently scheduled fo...

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Oxenfree is bringing some flair to new-school adventure games

Waiting for the OlliOlli crossover...
Mar 03
// Darren Nakamura
Last year a group of former Telltale and Disney employees came together to form Night School Studio. At GDC this morning, the indie developer unveiled its first project, "supernatural teen thriller" Oxenfree. The studio's Te...
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The Swindle console ports

Dan Marshall's The Swindle coming to 'all major consoles'

Why yes, they ARE bringing it to the Wii U!
Feb 12
// Rob Morrow
Size Five Games is bringing its gorgeous steampunk cybercrime caper The Swindle to consoles alongside the previously announced Steam release sometime around summer 2015. Planned systems include Wii U, PS3, PS4, PS ...
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Devolver picks up Noct

Noct joins Devolver's ever-expanding roster of amazing indie games

c3sk's top-down shooter is in good company
Jan 22
// Rob Morrow
Chris "c3sk" Eskins is an independent developer with a vision. To be more specific, Chris' vision is a high-contrast thermal camera's point of view, looking down from the sky on a...
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RONIN Reveal Trailer

Devolver's latest murderfest RONIN slices into PAX South

Tomasz Waclawek's nimble assassin has all the right moves
Jan 22
// Rob Morrow
In what seems like an unrelenting torrent of tantalizing announcements preceding PAX South, Devolver Digital has cranked the hype dial up another notch by announcing that it will publish RONIN, a new blood-soaked action...
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Pillars of Eternity

Pillars of Eternity set to release on March 26

New game content livestreaming today on Twitch
Jan 15
// Rob Morrow
Obsidian Entertainment's massively successful crowdfunded role-playing game Pillars of Eternity has been given a worldwide release date of March 26. Weighing in at around $4.5 million raised in backer pledges and pre-purchase...

Destructoid's Twitch channel is ready to come back and get the diamond skull

The dawn of a dumb new era
Oct 03
// Bill Zoeker
As some of you may recall, we took a break from streaming on Twitch.TV. There was a lot of reasons for the temporary halt in production, but we're ready to make a comeback.  We've had some time to mourn our trail-blazing...
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TMNT: Danger of the Ooze

Activision announces sidescroller Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze

Donatello has a gap in his teeth now I guess
Sep 04
// Darren Nakamura
If you are like me, you have not really followed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a couple decades. The last thing I really remember was 1991's The Secret of the Ooze and Turtles in Time on the Super NES. Sure, I have hear...
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New Romero FPS

Doom & Daikatana's John Romero working on new first-person shooter

John Romero's gonna...hope you enjoy his new game
Aug 11
// Steven Hansen
John Romero, co-founder of id Software (Doom, Quake), is working on his first first-person shooter since Daikatana, he announced on Joystiq's podcast.  "I'm working on several games at once right now," Romero said. "But ...
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Walking Dead S3

Telltale is making a season 3 for The Walking Dead

Game of Thrones, Tales from the Borderlands, Walking Dead S3 -- so busy!
Jul 26
// Steven Hansen
While we wait for the last episode in season two of The Walking Dead adventure game, Telltale president Kevin Bruner and Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman have gone ahead and confirmed at Comic-Con (and on Twitter) that there will be a third season.   I wonder if that gives clues on how the last episode might play out. 
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New sexual Vita RPG

NIS doing another erotic Vita RPG, Great Edo Blacksmith

Ecchi the Kisser
Jul 22
// Steven Hansen
Nippon Ichi Software's new PS Vita title is Great Edo Blacksmith. It's coming to Japan on November 27. Gematsu reports, "players spend the remaining one year of their life as a blacksmith, with the goal of earning both a livi...
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Paradox Interactive

Paradox Interactive will have Magicka 2, Hearts of Iron IV available at Gamescom 2014

Victoria will always have my Heart of Iron
Jul 09
// Brittany Vincent
Paradox Interactive will have quite the lineup at Gamescom 2014. Hearts of Iron IV and the new RPG IP Runemaster, along with several "secret projects," will be among the in-house developed titles shown this year. Joinin...
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omg censhorshop!!!!

Sexual punishment probably scrubbed from Criminal Girls western release

Maybe just don't localize it?
Jul 04
// Steven Hansen
Criminal Girls: Invite Only, a touched up version of the 2010 PSP game Criminal Girls, is coming to Vita in North America and Europe next year, NIS America announced. Criminal Girls involves guiding seven girls through ...
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Zelda Williams

Zelda Williams likely teasing Majora's Mask 3DS for 'surprise' announcement

What else would she be holding that mask for?
Jun 11
// Brittany Vincent
Zelda Williams has had an interesting presence at E3 2014, and given her namesake it's not surprising to see her hanging around. But regarding her "extra special" surprise at E3 that we touched upon late in May, she may have ...
Rainbow Six: Siege photo
Holy destructible environments
Ubisoft closed off its E3 press conference with the announcement of a brand-new game, Rainbow Six Siege. The demo shown featured a 5v5 multiplayer session that had one team holding a citizen hostage and barricading the house...

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New game

Remember Me developer working with Square on new game

'Remember me?' - Dontnod
Jun 06
// Steven Hansen
Look at Dontnod, going from denying bankruptcy claims to working on a new game in partnership with Square Enix. We know little else. "We're very excited to be working with Square Enix on our new game," Dontnod CEO Oskar Guilb...
Night in the Woods photo
Death and pizza parties
Night in the Woods is real cool. I've played it and loved what I've played, from the writing to the art style to the pierogi. I just want to curl up with it on the couch and now that's going to be easier than even because it...


Former Irrational staff form new studio, announce their first game

What's the phrase about shutting up and taking money
Jun 03
// Abel Girmay
It's been about four months since we first got the news that Irrational Games would be shutting down, and as some expected, some former staff have regrouped in a new studio called Day for Night Games. The studio boasts some b...

Natural Doctrine will have cross-play & cross-save on PS4, PS3, and Vita

Plus a brand new trailer
May 16
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Kadokawa Game Studio's inaugural title, Natural Doctrine, is coming to the west thanks to NIS. The SRPG from Patapon director Atsushi li looks pretty interesting, though you can't really judge the game based on a CG trailer....
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Running with the devil

Space Run is a hexagonal Planet Express sim

But without lobster doctors and potty mouthed robots
May 02
// Steven Hansen
Videogames like to get highfalutin with their space concepts. Everyone's a bounty hunter or ace pilot of magic jedi planet saver or whatever. What about the folks just trying to get by that make space the place for all those...
Uncanny Valley photo
And it looks good and spooky
I got a bit of a The Shining (stylistically crossed with Gods Will Be Watching) vibe in this trailer for Uncanny Valley, but that quickly jumped to more overtly terrifying fare. Still impressive when a pixel art, 2D game can...

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Madden NFL 15

Madden 15's overly serious teaser to remind you it's coming

I bet you saw that coming
Apr 28
// Steven Hansen
So, last year was Madden NFL 25, and this year is Madden NFL 15? I can't wait for Madden NFL -5. Integers are fun, kids. Anyway, here's a self-important trailer. Reminder: this is a game. It's a game of a game. Madden 15 is coming to PS4, Xbox One, PS3, and 360 on August 26 in North America, August 29 in Europe. Voting for the next cover player begins May 8.

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