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Project H.A.M.M.E.R. photo
Project H.A.M.M.E.R.

What happened to Nintendo's canceled Project H.A.M.M.E.R.


What Nintendo doesn't want you to know
Jul 04
// Jed Whitaker
Unseen64 is a great source for cancelled video game content, and this exposé on Nintendo's canceled Project H.A.M.M.E.R. may be its best work yet. The doomed game went through development hell, with management an...
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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...

Rumor: Hidden data reveals new Splatoon stages, modes, and weapons

Jun 21 // Jonathan Holmes
Here's a list of the rumored weapons. I'm particularly curious about the Gatling Hyper and the Bamboozler.  1. Sploosh-o-matic - Squid Beakons & Killer Wail 2. Neo Sploosh-o-matic - Point Sensor & Kraken 3. Neo Splash-o-matic - Burst Bombs & Inkzooka 4. N-ZAP '89 - Sprinkler & Inkstrikes 5. Custom Dual Squelcher - Squid Beakon & Killer Wail 6. Luna Blaster - Ink Mines & Inkzooka 7. Luna Blaster Neo - Splat Bombs & Bomb Rush 8. Range Blaster - Splash Wall & Inkstrike 9. Custom Range Blaster - Splat Bombs & Kraken 10. Rapid Blaster Pro - Seekers & Inkzooka 11. Rapid Blaster Pro Deco - Disruptors & Killer Wail 12. L-3 Nozzlenose D - Burst Bombs & Kraken 13. H-3 Nozzlenose - Suction Bombs & Echolocator 14. H-3 Nozzlenose D - Point Sensor & Inkzooka 15. Carbon Roller - Burst Bombs & Inkzooka 16. Carbon Roller Deco - Seekers & Bomb Rush 17. Inkbrush Nouveau - Ink Mines & Bubbler 18. Octobrush - Squid Beakons & Kraken 19. Octobrush Nouveau - Splat Bombs & Inkzooka 20. Bloblobber 21. T_BigBall_Strong01 22. Triple Bloblobber 23. T_BigBall_Diffusion01 24. Bomlobber 25. T_BigBall_Launcher01 26. E-liter 3K Scope 27. Custom E-liter 3K Scope 28. Bamboozler 14 Mk I 29. Bamboozler 14 Mk II 30. T_Gatling_Standard00 31. T_Gatling_Standard01 32. T_Gatling_Hyper00 33. T_Gatling_Hyper01  
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Ryu not confirmed (yet)
It's seems that Nintendo may have once again let some of their future plans slip out through the magic of hidden data. Some hard working hackers have found content in Splatoon's code that reveals two yet unreleased stages (Ca...


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E3 2015 Leak

Something Dishonored might be getting announced tomorrow


Bethesda's hot mic mistakes
Jun 13
// Jed Whitaker
Bethesda's E3 press conference isn't till tomorrow, but that didn't stop it from accidently streaming some rehearsal audio on its Twitch channel today. The above audio was captured from said stream. It is to be noted th...
E3 2015: Rare photo
E3 2015: Rare

E3 Predictions: Banjo-Threeie and Battletoads


Educated guess
Jun 12
// Jed Whitaker
If any game would be described as a "uniquely RARE game" and a "career highlight" it would be Banjo-Threeie, which may very well be getting announced at E3 next week. The URL banjothreeie.com used to redirect to the Rare webs...
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Female Link!?

Female Link to be in Hyrule Warriors 3DS!?


YES PLEASE!
Jun 10
// Jed Whitaker
HEY LISTEN! The fellas at GameXplain have spotted a crossbow in the leaked trailer for Hyrule Warriors for 3DS that matches the one used by the Link-esque lady in the Hyrule Warriors art book.  This is easily the h...
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Diddy Kong goes to Europe

Nintendo trademarks Diddy Kong in Europe, new game incoming?


Diddy Kong Racing 2 anyone?
Jun 10
// Jed Whitaker
A new trademark filing for Diddy Kong in Europe was discovered by those super sleuths on NeoGAF that could point to a pending announcement at E3 next week. There have been rumors making the rounds about Diddy Kong Racing...
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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...
Dark Souls III photo
Supposedly releasing next year
Following a report that Bandai Namco would announce Dark Souls III later this month at E3, The Know has come out with a slew of supposed screenshots and information for the game. This is the same group responsible for that s...

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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...
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Rumor

Rumor says Dark Souls 3 will be at E3


Are you ready to die yet again?
Jun 02
// Laura Kate Dale
According to a new rumor, Bandai Namco is planning to reveal Dark Souls 3 in just a couple of weeks time at E3. Initially reported by VG247, who cites "a source familiar to the matter," the rumor suggests that the game will b...
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Splatoon

Why yes, I would like an NES Zapper in Splatoon


Too good to be true?
May 28
// Jordan Devore
This supposed image of the Prima strategy guide for Splatoon shows some curious weapons including, oh my god, NES Zappers. The names even reflect the light guns' release years! Is this stuff real? One of the weapons, the Inkb...
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Wildstar

Wildstar might be going free to play in August


Just as predicted
May 14
// Joe Parlock
Look, I’m going to try and not be smug about this… but I was right. A few weeks ago, Wildstar was pulled from the shelves in Australia, leading to speculation it might be going free to play or Guild Wars­-st...
Fallout 4 photo
Fallout 4

Rumour: Guillermo del Toro's production company creating Fallout 4 trailer


Seems pretty legit!
May 11
// Laura Kate Dale
[Update: We received an email from Mirada Studios demanding we pull this story. A representative cited inaccuracies, but also confirmed the story was breaking a non-disclosure agreement. As nobody at Destructoid signed an N...
#igavania photo
#igavania

We might learn more about IGA's next project on Monday


Or he might just be effing with us
May 07
// Darren Nakamura
Since Tuesday, I have been watching SwordOrWhip.com, the teaser site for former Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi's next project. Given the hashtag #igavania, the reference to iconic weaponry, and his previous comments ...
Twilight Princess photo
Twilight Princess

Guy claims he StreetPassed someone playing Twilight Princess on 3DS


Zelda Symphony concert attendee may have goofed
Apr 19
// Jonathan Holmes
[Update: More shots of this screen are coming in from other attendees of the concert.] [Update #2: It's fake. While TaDavidID, the guy who generated the image above, has gone on to add video and more images to suppo...
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...
Batman remaster photo
Batman remaster

Believable rumor: Remastered Arkham Asylum and Arkham City coming this year


Higher-resolution Bat-Pecs
Mar 23
// Jordan Devore
Until many more people own Xbox Ones and PlayStation 4s, publishers will continue to put out remastered games, otherwise known as "safe bets." Even then, they'll probably continue. Here's another pair of 'em to start your wee...
Kingdom Hearts photo
Kingdom Hearts

Cancelled Kingdom Hearts concept art with Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Star Wars


Two new key wielders we may never know
Mar 15
// Jed Whitaker
[Update: As pointed out by Drake in the comments, there is some debate as to whether these are real or not, although no concrete evidence has been shown either way. So take the following with a grain of salt and I'll update i...
GDC rumor photo
GDC rumor

Rumor: Phil Harrison taking his talents elsewhere


Goodbye Microsoft, he hardly knew ya
Mar 04
// Robert Summa
News from GDC has it that the one-time Sony exec and now Microsoft executive Phil Harrison is planning to leave his position with the company. Sources have confirmed with GamesIndustry.biz that he is stepping away after being...
Xbox One fun in the sun photo
Xbox One fun in the sun

Rumor has it all Xbox Ones will be dev kits this year


I've looked at the word 'apps' for too long and now it's weirding me out
Feb 17
// Jordan Devore
With several big-budget titles sitting in my home uncompleted (Destiny, Sunset Overdrive, Shadow of Modor), more games -- specifically, more types of games -- on Xbox One sounds grand to me. And the ability for apps to output...
Super Smash Bros. photo
Super Smash Bros.

Rumor: Rayman might be coming to Smash Bros.


I hope this is paving the way for Tingle DLC
Feb 14
// Jason Faulkner
[Update: It's fake, as shown in the video above. While it's nice to have a detailed explanation on how this fake was made, what I really want is a detailed explanation on why it was made, preferably with sideline psycho...
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Sleeping Dogs HD?

Retailer lets slip PC, PS4, Xbox One 'Sleeping Dogs HD'


Coming this November; or, a clerical error
Jun 16
// Steven Hansen
UK retailer Shopto had a listing, now removed, for Sleeping Dogs HD, as spotted by Gamr Review. The listing was for PS4, Xbox One, and PC and carried a November release date. Square Enix re-releasing Sleeping D...
Zelda Williams photo
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 ...
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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...
Xbox Live photo
Xbox Live

Rumor: Microsoft to waive Xbox Live Gold requirement for Netflix, Hulu


It's staggering this hasn't been done already
May 12
// Jordan Devore
[Update: Microsoft has confirmed that entertainment apps are being set free.] As much as I've gotten used to the idea that Xbox Live Gold is a requirement for certain entertainment apps, that's not to say Microsoft shouldn't ...

Dark Souls II disappointed, but I'm so ready for the next game

May 10 // Jordan Devore
[Warning: Light spoilers ahead. Boss and location names from Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, and Dark Souls II are named, but nothing too in-depth. The comments section will surely have detailed spoilers, though.] So, Dark Souls II. On the whole, I enjoyed it, but there were issues both big and small that prevented me from enjoying the game to the extent I enjoyed Dark Souls and Demon's Souls before it. The latter set the stage for many of us. It featured some truly inspired levels, like the still-gives-me-the-creeps Tower of Latria, and novel boss encounters, such as the Old Monk and Storm King. Then we had Dark Souls, whose often times mind-blowing interconnected world, memorable art direction, fascinating lore (if you were willing to dig for it), and all-around good game design I'll never forget. Gosh, Dark Souls is just the best. I was never going to like a sequel as much as it, I don't think. Not when that game had such a profound impact on me. It's funny, in retrospect, that one of the bigger concerns with Dark Souls II leading up to release was its difficulty (or perceived lack thereof). That actually ended up being one aspect I didn't have any major issues with. There's even extra challenge to be found in optional stuff like Bonfire Ascetics to permanently strengthen foes, and rings that can be obtained by not dying or resting at a bonfire once. Also, those damn Ogres (cyclops) still give me trouble as a melee build. Questionable hitboxes aside, I think From Software has mostly nailed down combat for the series. Online play -- whether it be through summons, PvP, covenants, or simply message writing -- is still fascinating, and I wonder why more single-player games don't attempt to blur the lines like this series has. Overall, the Souls formula works. I can't see me getting tired of it. But for all its upgrades and tweaks, I found Dark Souls II to be lacking in terms of world and boss design compared to its remarkable predecessors. The kingdom of Drangleic has its shining moments -- whether it be a pirate-y port town with shadowy creepsters lurking about, water-logged ruins with brilliant illumination, or sky-high resting grounds for dragons -- but they're simply outnumbered by areas which feel as if they weren't fully fleshed out. No-Man's Wharf, Shrine of Amana, and Dragon Aerie were among my favorites for the sense of adventure and sheer dread they inspired deep within me from the moment they first came into sight. But we don't need The Gutter and Black Gulch. One (or none) would've been fine. I liked the convenience of being able to immediately warp between bonfires in Dark Souls II, however travel wasn't problematic in Dark Souls given the way areas smartly weaved in and out, the way shortcuts flowed into one another. Lordran was full of memorable locales that were special on their own and made even more special due to the way they fit together. That setting was just so interesting to look at, from its lowest depths to its highest peaks, that I rarely found running through it to be a chore. Except for Blighttown. Fuck Blighttown. I'm hesitant to call out any specific areas in Dark Souls II as being bad, because I don't feel any are truly "bad" -- just not memorable. Not as exciting. They're lacking a certain imagination, a certain creativity that was prevalent in the prior games. Frankly, many of them are a blur. Perhaps I would've been more accepting of Drangleic if its demons were more interesting to look at and fight. Yes, the Demon of Song creeped me the eff out and I'm thankful for it. The Pursuer was a welcome wake-up call. The Looking Glass Knight intimidated me where many others could not. But for all of those memorable encounters, we had to fight rehash after rehash and I'm starting to realize that this was my biggest letdown. Ornstein minus Smough. More gargoyles. A giant rat that jumps around an awful lot like Sif. Prowling Magus, the equivalent of Dark Souls' Pinwheel. And my least favorite: Dragonrider, a bland encounter early on that isn't made more compelling when you have to fight two at once. From Software is capable of more than this. Even at its worst, this is still a tremendous series unlike any other. That said, after about 40 hours with the game and counting, I'm still unsure about initiating a new game plus. The preparations are made for round two, don't get me wrong, but part of me would rather just dive back into Dark Souls again. Or maybe even Demon's Souls; I've spent the least amount of time with it. My memory of its specifics, of its tricky spots and strategies, is fuzzy. The time is right, in other words. Although Dark Souls II may be rich in content, a not-insignificant chunk of said content is anything but rich. It's a step down -- maybe not a huge step down, but a step nonetheless -- and when it comes to quality vs. quantity, it's clear which I'd rather have. Souls has caught on in a way I'm not even sure From Software could have predicted. There's going to be more, and many of us want more -- I just hope it doesn't arrive too quickly, before it's ready. Will series creator Miyazaki return to lead the next game along with other notable From Software staffers who were absent from or less involved with Dark Souls II development? Will they save the day with imaginative designs and all-new concepts? Maybe! Probably. Even if they don't, I'm hopeful the studio as a whole learned a hell of a lot on the project and can tighten its focus. Yes, I was disappointed with some of the larger aspects of Dark Souls II, but it's still one of my favorite games released this year. As for the rumored current-gen take on Souls in which you can possibly wield a shotgun? Of course I want that. Of course I'm on board. Don't fail me, E3!
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Project Beast?
In the weeks leading up to E3, there have been some truly interesting leaks. Headlining that list is undoubtedly "Project Beast," rumored to be the working title for the next From Software game. The next (Demon's?) Souls. The...


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