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PSA: Here's the status on all of the Shovel Knight Kickstarter rewards and stretch goals

When Shovel Knight drops next week, everything from the Kickstarter won't be ready just yet. I had a chance to chat with Yacht Club Games and I got the lowdown on everything -- from digital stretch goal inclusions to phy...   more

PSA: Here's the status on all of the Shovel Knight Kickstarter rewards and stretch goals photo

Terry Cavanagh to release two VVVVVV games on iPad this week

After sending over a code for VVVVVV on iPad, which is set to release this week, creator Terry Cavanagh confirmed another VVVVVV related game to Destructoid -- Super Gravitron. This is a free minigame based off the ...   more

Terry Cavanagh to release two VVVVVV games on iPad this week photo

Video: E3 2014 secret leaks revealed!

We've gotten our hands on some verifiable official E3 2014 leaks and secrets and we're spilling the beans. Find out what's in store from Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Epic Games, EA, and all the other big companies making important announcements. Get a sneak peek at news about Battlefield 5, a new Nintendo MMO, Destiny, and all every other E3 reveal and announcement.   more

Video: E3 2014 secret leaks revealed! photo

Chop up and equip your enemy's body parts in Severed

Severed is the next game from DrinkBox Studios, the creators of Mutant Blobs Attack and Guacamelee! Severed follows a distraught warrior trying to piece together a mystery, such as how she wakes up missing part of her arm. Y...   more

Chop up and equip your enemy's body parts in Severed photo


Chop up and equip your enemy's body parts in Severed photo
Chop up and equip your enemy's body parts in Severed photo
Chop up and equip your enemy's body parts in Severed photo
Chop up and equip your enemy's body parts in Severed photo
Chop up and equip your enemy's body parts in Severed photo
Chop up and equip your enemy's body parts in Severed photo



Silent Horror soundtrack is back from the dead and ready to download

Back in 2005, a small team made Silent Horror, an independent film homage to survival horror, with obvious nods to the legendary Silent Hill franchise. Before he was Destructoid's Editor-in-Chief, Dale North composed the soun...   more

Silent Horror soundtrack is back from the dead and ready to download photo

The co-founder of Devolver Digital has some words for Peter Molyneux

Yesterday, Destructoid ran a story in which designer Peter Molyneux shared his belief that the indie craze will disappear. Specifically, he said that what we're seeing is just a cycle, and that "it won't last." Many people di...   more

The co-founder of Devolver Digital has some words for Peter Molyneux photo

Critical Hit and The Earthbound Papas co-headline Orlando Nerd Fest 2014

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.&...   more

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

Chrono Trigger Symphony Volume 3 is out now

Last year, Blake Robinson announced that he would be working on a three-part tribute to the legendary Square role-playing game, Chrono Trigger. Volume One of the Chrono Trigger Symphony released in August and Volum...   more

Chrono Trigger Symphony Volume 3 is out now photo

Composer Alexander Brandon's collab album, Just Fun

Composer Alexander Brandon has is best known for his work on games like the first two Deus Ex games, Unreal, and the Jazz Jackrabbit games. For the last two years, he has been working on a collaboration album titled Just Fun...   more

Composer Alexander Brandon's collab album, Just Fun photo

Archie officially announces Mega Man X crossover event

Archie Comics has been busy. In addition to hosting two Sonic comic lines, a Mega Man series, and a crossover event between the three, they've also added "backup" stories to Mega Man #34-35, which feature fan favori...   more

Archie officially announces Mega Man X crossover event photo

Dr. Wily gets a shot at being good in Mega Man #36

The Archie comics Mega Man and X backup event will debut in Mega Man #34-35, but after that, Issue #36, "A Chance at Redemption" will drop in April. This story will deal with Dr. Wily as a free man, cleared of all h...   more

Dr. Wily gets a shot at being good in Mega Man #36 photo

Exclusive: Suda 51's top 7 Killer is Dead moments

Killer is Dead was a day one purchase for me, though from what I hear from my peers, a lot of consumers didn't have the confidence to pick it up upon initial release. With the gift giving holidays just around the corner, and ...   more

Exclusive: Suda 51's top 7 Killer is Dead moments photo

Mega Man X & Zero return in Archie's Mega Man #34-35

The regular Mega Man Archie comics storyline will continue as planned for the foreseeable future, but Mega Man X and Zero have decided to cut in with their own tale to tell. As the second half of Issues #34 and 35, ...   more

Mega Man X & Zero return in Archie's Mega Man #34-35 photo

Awesomenauts' PS4 release chance this year 'slim to none'

Ronimo Games has confirmed to Destructoid that the chances of the PlayStation 4 release of Awesomenauts are "slim to none" in 2013. According to the developer, the studio handling the PS4 port, Abstraction Games, has sub...   more

Awesomenauts' PS4 release chance this year 'slim to none' photo

The PS3 is porn console king, 360 is indeed for Teens

Shortly after the PS4's launch, Pornhub announced that it was the first porn site to fully support the PS4. Destructoid reached out to Pornhub following the announcement and got a load of interesting facts and breakdowns of c...   more

The PS3 is porn console king, 360 is indeed for Teens photo

Your first look at the new Wreckage map for Hawken

Adhesive Games has given Destructoid the first exclusive look at the latest map coming to Hawken. Called Wreckage, the new map is based around a crash-landed derelict cargo ship. Wreckage ties into the backstory of the series...   more

Your first look at the new Wreckage map for Hawken photo

Download a free track from C-jeff's Big Steel Wheels

Ubiktune has impressed us in the past with its chiptune bundles and its various other published albums. As it turns out, the founder of Ubiktune Dmitry "C-jeff" Zhemkov is not just the Ubiktune founder; he's also a membe...   more

Download a free track from C-jeff's Big Steel Wheels photo

Super Mario 3D World composers talk cats, dogs, and more

We mentioned a few days back that we had an interview with Nintendo composers Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo regarding their work on Super Mario 3D World in the works. Well, here it is! The two take the time to share with us how cats influenced the game, their thoughts on the great cats vs. dogs debate, and some surprises that we'll hear when it comes to the game's soundtrack.   more

Super Mario 3D World composers talk cats, dogs, and more photo

Talking about F2P & Phantom Army with Zombie Studios head

Last night, we brought you the first look at Phantom Army, the upcoming (2014) free-to-play third-person shooter from Zombie Studios (Blacklight: Retribution, Daylight) and SmileGate, makers of the massively popular CrossFire...   more

Talking about F2P & Phantom Army with Zombie Studios head photo

Exclusive! Zombie Studios announces Phantom Army

Update: We have an interview! Like '80s comic books?  You're gonna dig this -- Destructoid just received an exclusive look at Zombie Studios' next game: Phantom Army, a free-to-play third-person cover-based shooter with ...   more

Exclusive! Zombie Studios announces Phantom Army photo

Critical Hit all-star game cover band led by WoW composer

World of Warcraft composer Jason Hayes and VGMarket founder Michael Gluck (remember Piano Squall?) head up new band Critical Hit. This all-star band performs and records their own arrangements of videogame music themes. All-...   more

Critical Hit all-star game cover band led by WoW composer photo

You can date Lolo from Klonoa in Namco High

Shifty Look's upcoming browser-based dating sim Namco High will welcome recurring Klonoa character Lolo to the cast. She has broke out to make guest appearances before (PS2 game Namco x Capcom), but now she's going to school ...   more

You can date Lolo from Klonoa in Namco High photo

Sneak peek at Chrono Trigger Symphony fan album

On August 22, 1995, Chrono Trigger released in the US and changed the RPG paradigm forever. Exactly 18 years later, Blake Robinson is paying tribute with Chrono Trigger Symphony: Volume 1, the first in a three-part set celebr...   more

Sneak peek at Chrono Trigger Symphony fan album photo

Enjoy these Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft music samples

It's been a while since we've talked about the Warcraft card game spin-off, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Blizzard Entertainment is currently taking beta sign-ups, so I thought it would be a good time to find out what's go...   more

Enjoy these Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft music samples photo

Report: Wii U 32GB with Wind Waker HD bundle coming

Destructoid has learned of Nintendo's upcoming plans to release a new Wii U bundle and new 3DS XL bundles. The information was revealed to us by a source at Target, a major North American retailer, where they were able to sho...   more

Report: Wii U 32GB with Wind Waker HD bundle coming photo

A la cartridge: Dragon's Crown pork monster

Food is good. Videogames are good. Food inspired by videogames are doubleplusgood. It's simple science. Science and art. I would like to humbly present the first episode of Steven Hansen's À la cartridge, a straightfo...   more

A la cartridge: Dragon's Crown pork monster photo

Celebrate 20 years of Secret of Mana with fan remix album

It's really been 20 years since Secret of Mana was released. I still listen to the game's amazing soundtrack composed by Hiroki Kikuta on a weekly basis, so it's great news that a group of musical masterminds have combin...   more

Celebrate 20 years of Secret of Mana with fan remix album photo

Debut trailer for the social sandbox game, Windborne

Last week, Destructoid brought you the first real details on Windborne, the next game from Hidden Path Entertainment heading to Steam on the PC. Now we can exclusively debut the first gameplay trailer showing off the game's ...   more

Debut trailer for the social sandbox game, Windborne photo

Build, create, and share your own world in Windborne

Hidden Path Entertainment, makers of Defense Grid: The Awakening, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Age of Empires II HD, have exclusively revealed to Destructoid their next project, Windborne. The new title is a social s...   more

Build, create, and share your own world in Windborne photo

Nintendo comments on EarthBound's pricing

[Art by Zac Gorman] The cult classic SNES game EarthBound was released on the Wii U Virtual Console last week for $10. That's $2 more than most SNES Virtual Consoles games cost. A couple days later, we posted a feature on wha...   more

Nintendo comments on EarthBound's pricing photo

Dave Cox: Lords of Shadow 2 is 'the last one for us'

Speaking with producer Dave Cox at San Diego Comic Con about Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, we found ourselves surprised by the candid response we received when we asked about the future of the franchise: "I’ve always ...   more

Dave Cox: Lords of Shadow 2 is 'the last one for us' photo

The world has been shut down in Mega Man #31

I've been so busy diving into Sonic and Mega Man's "Worlds Collide" comic mini-series that I've neglected to talk about Mega's post-crossover story arc. How do you raise the stakes after a dimension-bending war against both D...   more

The world has been shut down in Mega Man #31 photo


The world has been shut down in Mega Man #31 photo
The world has been shut down in Mega Man #31 photo
The world has been shut down in Mega Man #31 photo
The world has been shut down in Mega Man #31 photo
The world has been shut down in Mega Man #31 photo
The world has been shut down in Mega Man #31 photo



Teenage Pokemon returns this month with some new friends

[Update: Slight delay! The new season is now set to start on June 23rd, with an episode about depression and E3. That's this Sunday! Max Scoville as Spiky-eared Pikachu! Anthony Carboni as his trainer! Eric Stuart as Brock! ...   more

Teenage Pokemon returns this month with some new friends photo

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl coming our way

Destructoid has confirmed the rumor that Atlus will be localizing 3DS Etrian Odyssey remake Shin Sekaiju no Meikyu: Millenium no Shoujo for North America. They are, and it's coming our way this fall, renamed Etrian Odyss...   more

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl coming our way photo

Possible Mirror's Edge 2 details

We won't say where these character details come from. But we're pretty sure they're from an upcoming EA game, Mirror's Edge 2. And if they're not, they're from a big franchise game from the same publisher.  The details w...   more

Possible Mirror's Edge 2 details photo

Feel doubly fine with Adam WarRock's Psychonauts single

Asian sensation Adam WarRock is a pretty chill dude. Our own Tara Long of course loves him to pieces, but it was I who managed to score a brotastic fist bump at last year's Nerdapalooza in Orlando. He's so skilled, he can tu...   more

Feel doubly fine with Adam WarRock's Psychonauts single photo

Preview Mega Ran's Symphony of the Night hip hopera

I gotta give it up for my man Mega Ran, without a doubt one of my favorite nerd music acts around. He's got quite the spread, from Mega Man to Final Fantasy VII and even to River City Ransom. And next on the block is the tur...   more

Preview Mega Ran's Symphony of the Night hip hopera photo

Cart Life dev reveals new game, is humble and lovable

I'd like to pay Richard Hofmeier to talk to me about videogames. During last week's Sup Holmes (now on iTunes), he told me about so many great things, like the free online "game" Geoguessr, surrealist interactive text auteur...   more

Cart Life dev reveals new game, is humble and lovable photo

Preview the upcoming Banjo-Kazooie Symphony

Abridged soundtracks to Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie were recently released online for free, and Banjo composer Grant Kirkhope has been popping his head seemingly everywhere. Is it just me, or is the classic Rare platforming...   more

Preview the upcoming Banjo-Kazooie Symphony photo

Confirmed: Game sequel in development right now

Today, Devolver Digital has confirmed that a sequel to a game you like is in development as we speak. This exciting news, delivered by CFO Fork Park via Twitter, could be taken as absolute confirmation that Shadow Hearts IV i...   more

Confirmed: Game sequel in development right now photo

Remember Me exclusive music samples, composer commentary

Are you looking forward to Remember Me next month? I've been looking forward to the game's soundtrack, composed by Olivier Deriviere, who some may know from Alone in the Dark and Of Orcs and Men.We're now getting a sense of w...   more

Remember Me exclusive music samples, composer commentary photo

Meet the StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm sound team

Maybe you played StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. Maybe you enjoyed the soundtrack disc that came packed in with the collector's edition, or perhaps you simply enjoyed it in-game. With this expansion focusing on the Zerg, I ...   more

Meet the StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm sound team photo

Embracing failure: We're all losers and that's OK

As I was knee deep in the glorious Persona 4: Golden, something curious happened. A heavy 50 hours into the game after something resembling a climax, the game ended. It was an ending that felt hollow, strangely devoid of reso...   more

Embracing failure: We're all losers and that's OK photo

Halo 4 OST Volume 2 is everything I wanted out of Halo 4

Welcome back to Note Worthy, our monthly soundtrack round-up. This issue marks one year of Note Worthy, and I'm changing up things a bit with formatting. In the past, I've featured our ten monthly reviews in alphabetical orde...   more

Halo 4 OST Volume 2 is everything I wanted out of Halo 4 photo

I-Mockery's next game is Bionic Chainsaw Pogo Gorilla

Last year, fans of I-Mockery's irreverent brand of pop culture humor were treated to Abobo's Big Adventure, a mashup of all things NES starring the muscle-bound Double Dragon boss Abobo. As hilarious as Abobo's Big Adventure ...   more

I-Mockery's next game is Bionic Chainsaw Pogo Gorilla photo

Torment: Tides of Numenera OST sample just for you

Maybe you've been following the slew of information being released by inXile Entertainment about their recently-funded title, Torment: Tides of Numenera. While the release date is quite some time off, we've got something...   more

Torment: Tides of Numenera OST sample just for you photo

Edge of Twilight has a new iOS prequel in the works

Edge of Twilight developer Fuzzyeyes has revealed to Destructoid that it will release a second Edge of Twilight iOS game following Athyr Above, which launched yesterday. This game will be a prequel, and aims to explain the ga...   more

Edge of Twilight has a new iOS prequel in the works photo

Blacklight dev: 'Sony is really in to win this one'

Sony revealed several more indie titles last night during the Game Developers Conference that are set to hit the PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, and even PlayStation 4. Sony has been showing a lot of support to smaller devel...   more

Blacklight dev: 'Sony is really in to win this one' photo

Blacklight: Retribution is coming to the PlayStation 4

[Note: The images used in this article are from the PC version of Retribution.] Developer Zombie Studios has announced that its free-to-play first-person shooter, Blacklight: Retribution, will be coming to the PlayStation 4...   more

Blacklight: Retribution is coming to the PlayStation 4 photo

Four Swords makes Shovel Knight dev's brain 'go electric'

Warning: Sean Velasco of Yacht Club Games doesn't want you to get your hopes up. Shovel Knight had a great showing at PAX, and is chugging along on Kickstarter, but the game is far from done and there is no way of telling wha...   more

Four Swords makes Shovel Knight dev's brain 'go electric' photo