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11:00 PM on 04.06.2014

Hyperdimension Neptunia PP dances west this June

Hypderdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection is shimmying over to North America on June 3 and then Europe just three days later, NIS America has announced. The PlayStation Vita idol game stars the heroines of Compile Heart's RPG series, and asks players to manage the ladies' dancing and singing careers. Are you up to the challenge?

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 AM on 04.02.2014

Composer Nobuo Uematsu joins Defender's Quest II

There's really nothing more that needs to be said about Defender's Quest II: Mist of Ruin for me to be interested in it -- that's how much I liked the last game, which remains one of my favorite tower-defense titles. Today's ...

Jordan Devore

2:45 PM on 03.31.2014

Musical exploration game FRACT OSC will be at PAX East

FRACT OSC will be releasing next month and while we don't know exactly when it will be available for purchase just yet, we do know that the game will be playable on the show floor at PAX East, April 11-13, as part of th...

Conrad Zimmerman





10:00 PM on 03.27.2014

Groove to the sounds of German pop while you play Wolfenstein

What goes together better than a free Saturday night for me and a bunch of books about the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl? Why, the '60s and Nazis, of course! That's basically the premise behind Wolfenstein: The New Order, an...

Brittany Vincent

7:30 PM on 03.27.2014

Final Fantasy XV: Omnis Lacrima track available to purchase

Forget fated children and anxious hearts. Final Fantasy XV is on the horizon, and for a game this big, you have to know there's going to be some equally big music to accompany it. Enter "Omnis Lacrima," a sweeping orchestral...

Brittany Vincent

5:30 PM on 03.27.2014

Have you played Rhythm Doctor?

How have I missed Rhythm Doctor? We gave it a brief mention last year, but I guess I missed that. The first I heard of it was last week at GDC. Walking past the IGF booth, I saw a guy with headphones on, bobbing his head while mashing a huge button. Curious, I walked over. I saw an on-screen cardiograph and a little samurai bobbing its little head. I was hooked from there. 

Dale North



Critical Hit and The Earthbound Papas co-headline Orlando Nerd Fest 2014 photo
Critical Hit and The Earthbound Papas co-headline Orlando Nerd Fest 2014
by Dale North

Jason Hayes' (World of Warcraft) band, Critical Hit, and Nobuo Uematsu's (Final Fantasy series) band, The Earthbound Papas, will tag team, co-headlining upcoming Orlando Nerd Fest 2014, set for August 9 in Orlando, Florida. 

Critical Hit will perform at 10 p.m., bringing their arrangements of songs from Skyrim, Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Pokemon, World of Warcraft, Tetris, and more to Stage A. The Earthbound Papas will follow with their set of classic rock performances of popular Final Fantasy tunes. That's a lot of awesome for one stage. Maybe too much!

As a fellow fan of Nobuo Uematsu and his timeless scores, I am honored to co-headline our first Orlando Nerd Fest with his high profile band The Earthbound Papas,” said Jason Hayes. “We cannot wait to share what we’ve been working on with gaming enthusiasts and music fans attending the show.” 

Destructoid has the exclusive on Critical Hit's third music video, an arrangement of the Tetris theme. Watch on as they rock out at night on top of a skyscraper, lit only by spotlights.

You can find more on the band, as well as links to their digital and physical albums on the Critical Hit official website.

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11:00 PM on 03.18.2014

Ryu and Ken have a rap battle about their dicks

Ninja Sex Party and Egoraptor's latest music video single from their Starbomb album is all about Ryu and Ken from Street Fighter having a rap battle. It's mostly a battle about their dicks and stuff. The animation this time around was done by Spazkidin3D, and if you like Egoraptor's style of comedy than you'll really enjoy the stuff Spazkid does.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 PM on 03.18.2014

Musical action game Savant Ascent headed to PS4

A title along the lines of Savant Ascent is not necessarily something I would've pinned as coming to PlayStation 4 -- but we'll take it. (If not you, then I sure as hell will.) Darren previously described the game as a "dubst...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 03.04.2014

New East/West game composer collaboration In Flux available

You might remember last year's World 1-2, the big game music collaboration featuring artists from both sides of the Pacific. If you aren't familiar, you may want to take some time now to catch up. The production group respons...

Darren Nakamura

8:00 AM on 03.01.2014

New Killer Instinct Killer Cuts album is in the works

Killer Instinct composer Mick Gordon, has announced that a new version of Killer Cuts is scheduled to release this March. The album will feature music Gordon created for the Xbox One reboot of Rare's classic fighting game. No...

Wesley Ruscher



Here, have a free track from the Monarch Arrangements photo
Here, have a free track from the Monarch Arrangements
by Darren Nakamura

Dale already told you about the soundtrack for Monarch: Heroes of a New Age by Goomin Nam. He even casually mentioned that he worked on a track for the Arrangements & Variations album. You lucky, music-loving Destructoid readers can now have that track, free of charge. Stream it below, or go straight to the Destructoid Soundcloud to download it.

"The Merry Village" is a variation of the original "Seaside Village." It has a smoother feel to it than the source material, and it sounds a bit brighter, despite having nearly identical instrumentation, with a focus on piano and strings. Check it out.

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10:00 AM on 02.28.2014

rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes game concert series

Videogame music concert series rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes kicks off in St. Petersburg, Florida on April 19, marking its North American debut. This is a successor to the popular Play! A Video Game Symphony concert series, deve...

Dale North

3:30 PM on 02.26.2014

Cactuar with a mustache & a bunch of Theatrhythm videos

Theatrhythm was the first 3DS game I bought. I'm super excited for Curtain Call's 200 songs and whatever other additions it has. It's coming out in Japan in April. Hopefully we don't have to wait to much longer, or it's curtains for Square Enix.

Steven Hansen





9:30 AM on 02.26.2014

Secret of Mana composer Hiroki Kikuta's Reddit AMA

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?&...

Dale North

5:00 PM on 02.25.2014

Fez, Starseed Pilgrim, Beatbuddy join Humble Bundle 11

I feel even more confident calling the Humble Indie Bundle 11 one of the group's best offerings to date now that Starseed Pilgrim, Fez, and Beatbuddy have been added. These are available to customers who pay more than the ave...

Jordan Devore