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Kojima/Konami

Metal Gear Solid 1-3's composer might know why Kojima and Konami have split up


Big budget, or throwing money away?
Jul 27
// Joe Parlock
[Update: I've received word from The Codec podcast's co-host Daley that the interview with Muranaka he discusses below is now online. It was for another podcast he hosts called Metal Gear Central. This wasn't released at the ...
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Nokia VR

Nokia might be announcing its own VR hardware next week


Strap an N-Gage to your face
Jul 22
// Joe Parlock
Virtual reality is like the bus: you wait twenty years for one, and then four of them come along at once. Typical. This time, it’s Nokia stepping into the VR ring, going up against Sony’s Morpheus, Valve and HTC&r...
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Street Fighter V

Four characters rumoured to be returning in Street Fighter V


Alex, Urien, R. Mika, and Karin Kanzuki
Jul 09
// Joe Parlock
Recently, Yoshinori Ono unveiled a whole new Brazilian stage for Street Fighter V. With it, there’s a strong possibility everyone’s favourite green guy Blanka is on the way. However, Siliconera claims it know...

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Metroid Dread

The curious case of the missing 2D Metroid Dread


Inside information on the Metroid series
Jul 08
// Jed Whitaker
Unseen64 is back with some more insider information after its exposé of Project H.A.M.M.E.R. and this time it deals with the Metroid series.  According to Unseen64's sources, Metroid Prime Hunters was origin...
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Star Citizen

Star Citizen's executive producer might have quit the project


Something something a lot of money
Jul 06
// Joe Parlock
Star Citizen’s really not having a good time as of late, especially if recent rumours are to be believed. First, the FPS module Star Marine was put on hold/delayed, and now it looks like the executive producer has left ...
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Nintendo/Disney

Disney making pan-media partnership with Nintendo, according to rumour


Tarzan remake starring Donkey Kong
Jun 26
// Joe Parlock
Disney and Nintendo have never really had a good relationship. Sure there was Epic Mickey, but then Epic Mickey 2 was released on every platform. Then there was Wreck-It Ralph, which ­­only featured a few minor Ninten...

What we know about Dark Souls III so far

Jun 17 // Nic Rowen
Lords of Cinder Apparently, the main plot of the game revolves around the Lord (or “Lords”) of Cinder and his (or their) resurrection. Details are obviously spotty at this point, but the general sense is that the Lord of Cinder isn't Gwyn (the boss of the first game) like you might immediately suspect, but another soul who chose to link the fire. You know, like you do as the Chosen Undead at the end of the first game. Dark Souls III might be you dealing with the sins and repercussions of your original character. For a series all about cycles, repetition and repeated mistakes, I think that is a very cool angle. Time is a flat circle, indeed. If it Bleeds... Combat in Dark Souls III will feel much closer to the pace and rhythm of Dark Souls and II than Bloodborne. Shields are back in fashion as the stylish choice for every fashion-forward undead interested in keeping all of their limbs intact. Interestingly enough though, bows and arrows will be receiving a lot more love. Drawing and firing an arrow will be much faster than any previous games, to the point where you could possibly use them as an up-close weapon. Miyazaki jokingly claimed that “using the short bow is a bit like being like Legolas in Lord of the Rings. Ok, I’m probably exaggerating a little.” Nice, but I can't imagine Legolas lasting long in the extra-harsh world of the Souls games. Stance switching will be a bigger thing than ever. While switching between one and two hands or the useful “power stance” of Dark Souls II has always been a thing, it seems some weapons will have even more stances and special properties. Short swords have a “ready” stance where the sword is held two-handed above the head and able to crush guards when used correctly, while the massive Greatswords will be getting a “lunge” move that allows you to jut forward quickly with an upward stab that may have some invincibility frames on it. Handy stuff for PvP. But it gets cooler. Enemies will be able to use stances and skills just like the player can. Expect undead to try and adapt to what you're doing and use all your own dirty tricks against you. This is one of those things that is both exciting and terrifying and I can't wait to see how it all works out. I'm imaging having to duel smart versions of the Silver Knights in Anor Londo and it's giving me chills. Oh yeah, KICKING IS BACK! *a heavenly choir sings in the background, babies laugh, grown-men weep with joy and all is right with the world* Dedicated servers? In a Q&A session after a hands-on demo, Miyazaki was quizzed about the PvP and co-op mechanics and how it would all work in Dark Souls III. While initially a bit evasive, Miyazaki eventually relented and spilled the beans on a few details that I'm sure fans will love. The Soul Memory system for match-making is gone (good riddance) and the game will be returning to a similar (but tweaked) version of the Soul Level matching system of the first game. Good news for anyone who enjoyed PvP fight clubs or bro-oping with friends and grew weary of micro-managing their soul intake. Probably the most earth-shattering detail about multiplayer released so far though, Miyazaki told the group that the game would be using dedicated servers for its multiplayer. This would be a huge change, as every other Souls game so far has relied on (occasionally less than stellar) peer-to-peer systems. I'm a little hesitant to get my hopes up super high -- there is always a chance this will get chalked up to a “translation error” or otherwise quietly scuttled later -- but the idea of a smoother and more consistent Souls multiplayer experience has me giddy. Boring technical shit The game will run at 30 FPS. Yes, some dude used his one chance to personally ask Miyazaki a question to harass him about the frame rate. Nice. I imagine this will be a sticking point for some people who react like their eyes melt at anything less than 60 FPS, but I'm fine with it. Not saying I don't love a good frame rate, but I think that concern is occasionally over inflated. All that really matters is that the game looks good (which can be accomplished better by art direction and design than sheer horsepower) and plays well. Dark Souls III will be the last in the series Now this seems like the piece of news most likely to change in a few years time (after Dark Souls III sells a shit-ton of copies and the money is too good to resist), but according to a Namco/Bandai press release, they “are happy to dedicate this final episode to them [the fans]!” I'm sorry, did you say “final?” This wouldn't be the first time a game was sold as “the last in the series” and it turned out not to be (side-eye to Gears 3) and the Souls games already have a history of spiritual successors and suspiciously similar sister-series, but it's still an interesting idea. With Miyazaki back at the helm and the story line focused on the end of the cycle of resurrection and decay, this might be a good place to leave the series. A bitter-sweet thing to think about. Those are the most interesting details I've heard about the game so far, but news is moving fast and the rumor mill is always churning. If you've heard anything cool, be sure to share it with the rest of us!  
Dark Souls III details photo
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down
I could not be more excited about Dark Souls III and the return of lead designer Miyazaki to the series. While I loved Dark Souls II (it was one of my favorite games of 2014), it felt like a very well executed and d...

Dark Souls III photo
Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III confirmed to be real, releasing in early 2016


According to this art leak
Jun 09
// Brett Makedonski
The past week has brought about speculation that From Software would follow up this year's Bloodborne with a third installment in the Dark Souls series. There were even some mighty convincing screenshots that h...
Destiny photo
Destiny

Destiny leak hints at Taken King release date, new subclass abilities


Get ready, Guardian
Jun 09
// Vikki Blake
Destiny's next content drop, The Taken King, will release on September 15 and open up a third subclass and ability for each of the Guardian classes according to a report from Kotaku. Kotaku is asserting this following a tip o...
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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 Gamer.nl, 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 rumor photo
Fallout 4 rumor

Is this old Fallout 4 leak true? No gender options?


Fired employee tells all
Jun 03
// Jed Whitaker
[Update: Looks like this is most likely a hoax. The leaker said they had accidentally given information to Kotaku, which in turn caused her to get fired. Kotaku confirmed today that no information was ever given to them by th...
Company quashes rumor photo
Company quashes rumor

No, Nintendo's NX console will not be running Android


Company quashes rumor
Jun 02
// Steven Hansen
Nintendo's next console, codename NX, will not be an Ouya clone, contrary to yesterday's rumors. While you never know with Nintendo, which recently agreed to let its properties enter the mobile gaming space with a DeNA partne...
Old Doom 4 photo
Old Doom 4

Doom 4 used to look nothing like Doom


So this is why it's taken so long
May 18
// Jordan Devore
Ahead of its full reveal next month, Bethesda let out a couple seconds of footage for the new Doom. It looks cool to the extent that a snippet like this can look cool. Also, crucially, the footage is evocative of the series. ...
Disney Infinity Star Wars photo
Disney Infinity Star Wars

Stars Wars looks all Clone Wars-y in Disney Infinity 3.0


Ahsoka and Annakin
Apr 30
// Jordan Devore
Star Wars and Disney Infinity, together at last. As reported by DisKingdom and ComicBook.com, a German retailer listing has pinpointed an August 20, 2015 release for Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars on Wii U, Xbox One, Xbox 360...
Uncharted photo
Uncharted

Rumour: Uncharted The Remastered Trilogy listed for 30 September release


Swiss retailer uses fake box art to list date
Apr 09
// Laura Kate Dale
According to a listing from a Swiss retailer, a remastered collection the PS3 Uncharted Trilogy is coming to PS4 on 30 September 2015. While the listing does feature box art, the art appears to have been cropped from an image...
Deux Ex photo
Deux Ex

Next Deus Ex leaked, stars Adam Jensen


Deus (N)Ex(t)
Apr 07
// Mike Cosimano
[Update: Well, the internet has forced Square's hand. The official Deus Ex Twitter account just sent this out.] Information regarding the next game in the Deus Ex franchise -- subtitled Mankind Divided -- has b...
Gears of War photo
Gears of War

No Marcus Fenix Collection, says Black Tusk


Maybe get on that
Mar 19
// Jordan Devore
Microsoft-owned Black Tusk Studios is heading up the future of Gears of War with a new game on Xbox One and, assuming that goes okay, more to come. Recent rumors have pointed to a series collection, which seems inevitable eve...
Brothers in Arms photo
Brothers in Arms

Gearbox hints at the possibility for a new Brothers in Arms


Troy Baker wants it
Mar 08
// Darren Nakamura
At the Inside Gearbox panel today, Troy Baker and Laura Bailey were on stage promoting Tales from the Borderlands, when Baker went into a story about how he loved working on Brothers in Arms, and how the final cutscene felt l...
Mortal Kombat X photo
Mortal Kombat X

I bet you'd like some Predator in your Mortal Kombat X


I'd like some Predator in everything, to be honest
Feb 18
// Brett Makedonski
If you see a tell-tale shimmer in Mortal Kombat X come June, you should be concerned. It only means that the perfect hunting specimen is after you, and there's a good chance that death is mere seconds away -- even for th...
Metal Gear Rising 2 photo
Metal Gear Rising 2

Geoff Keighley says Metal Gear Rising 2 rumor 'is not true'


'Slice that rumor'
Feb 01
// Jonathan Holmes
Notorious videogame journalizer and all around nice fella Geoff Keighley just tweeted a tweet that's sure to put a frown on the face of many Metal Gear fans. Keighley has reportedly spoken to Ken Imaizumi of Kojima Production...
Amiibo photo
Amiibo

amiibo is apparently compatible with Moscow's subway system


In Soviet Russia, Amiibo pays for you
Nov 27
// Jonathan Holmes
[Update: Our Russian friends in the comments are reporting that the people in the video are saying that the Samus Amiibo doesn't work with the Moscow Subway. I guess in Soviet Russia, green means stop and red means go.] Like...
Fallout photo
Fallout

A telltale trademark supports idea that next Fallout is set in Boston


Fallout: Shadow of Boston
Nov 05
// Brett Makedonski
[Update: Bethesda's taken to Twitter to state that this trademark didn't come from its offices, and is nothing more than a hoax. Someone likely filed it in Bethesda's name given that the publisher is listed as the propri...
Just Cause 3 photo
Just Cause 3

If this is really Just Cause 3, it looks gorgeous


Mostly speculation, nothing confirmed yet
Nov 04
// Brett Makedonski
What's Avalanche Studios been up to lately? It's supposed to be making the videogame adaption of Mad Max, but everything's been quiet on that front for quite some time. Instead, it might have focused some of its attention to ...
Smash Bros. roster photo
Smash Bros. roster

Rumor: Full Smash Bros. roster leaked


Spoilers ahead!
Aug 25
// Brett Makedonski
For a very long time now, the Smash Bros. community has been on the edge of its seat as Nintendo slowly dripped reveals as to the roster for the upcoming Wii U and 3DS games. One huge leak may have smashed that stra...
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Looks like Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is going to be a thing


Leak straight from Xbox.com
Aug 19
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
A listing for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been spotted on Xbox.com. Gamer In A Box discovered a box art image, along with a single screenshot. Capcom has yet to release any news of a new game, but it does make sense that...
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Batman: Arkham Origins Complete Edition outed by Amazon


Oh what a surprise, said no one
Jun 24
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
A listing for Batman: Arkham Origins: The Complete Edition has been outed by Amazon Germany. You are all shocked, just shocked, that Warner Bros. is planning to re-release the last Batman game with all the downloadable conten...
Last Guardian cancelled? photo
Despite rumors, Sony says Team Ico's game is still in the works
[Update: IGN has issued a retraction and apology.] Sony once again is fending off rumors regarding the status of The Last Guardian. Yesterday evening, IGN reported the long-awaited project from Team Ico had been cancelled, ci...

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Rumor: Mario Maker to be revealed at E3 2014


It's a me, your Mario maker
Jun 05
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
An alleged picture from Nintendo's E3 2014 showfloor was leaked, showing a station displaying something called Mario Maker. The image comes by way of Nintendo Enthusiast, and we won't know for sure what this is, or what platf...
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Rumor: Clips emerge showing Project Beast in action


Is this the next game from From Software?
May 29
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Project Beast is the rumored PlayStation 4 project by From Software, the developers behind Dark Souls. Some images were supposedly leaked not too long ago, and now NeoGAF has found four short gameplay clips. Is this actually...
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Those E3 floor plans are fake, so here's my make-believe E3 2014


Fake maps, real dreams
May 15
// Dale North
I've had plenty ask me why Destructoid has not run any of the 'leaked' E3 floor plans and documents this past week. None of them looked legit, and no one could confirm their contents, so we skipped 'em. This morning, the Ente...

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