One of the most pleasant surprises of TGS thus far has been Quantum Theory, a new third-person shooter from Koei Tecmo. At first glance, the game may remind you of Gears of War, but scratch the surface a bit, and you'll see ... more
The first game that I played at TGS was Onechanbara SPECIAL!. We here at Destructoid have a long history with the Onechanbara series. That's probably why I was drawn to it. I found this familiar, bikini-clad, zombie ... more
When I think of Castlevania, I don't think of sweeping, epic storylines. I think of skellingtons throwing their own bones and kick-ass music. Here comes of Lords of Shadow to confound expectations with a trailer that exceeds... more
I'm pretty excited to see that the next Yakuza game was going to be about the zombie apocalypse. Underneath their gangster-coated surface, the Yakuza surface are about teasing out who your real friends are; seeing which of y... more
There's been a common trend at TGS this year. Games here come in two flavors; pridefully (or from some perspectives, shamefully) Japanese, or blatantly Western. On one end you've got Dream Club Zero, and on the other, you've... more
Here's the trailer Capcom used to reveal the upcoming Kinect-enabled Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor. That's right, the game utilizes zero buttons, which is about 40 fewer than the original game that shipped with a massive cont... more
You could be forgiven for thinking (or even hoping) that Platinum Games' Vanquish is just an awesome, balls-mental shooter about a space marine sliding about on his knees, and that there's no plot tying it all together. This... more
TGS takes a lot of getting used to. Unlike at PAX and E3, you can't just shoot video of any old game on the TGS show floor. First you have to get a special "Press" sticker from the given game's developer. It doesn't matter t... more
Capcom's Tokyo Game Show trailer for Mega Man Universe is focused on level building. Dr. Albert Wily takes you on a tour of some of the stage creation features, which include a variety of terrain, robots and background ... more
Above you can watch a trailer for the Wii version of Michael Jackson: The Experience. It is much as you would expect: A bunch of people dancing with Wii remotes and having a spectacular time doing it. I can't remember t... more
I know I read that the next Yakuza game was a zombie game, but every time I tried to process that information, my mind blanked out, unable to even comprehend the concept. Now that I've seen Sega's TGS presentation thereof... more
At a conference held by Team ICO which Dale North has described as having, "all of Europe and North America inside," Fumito Ueda has given new details on the upcoming re-releases of Shadow of the Colossus and ICO. In ad... more
HELL YEAH TRON BONNE! Not surprising that she's in the game after the epic video from last week, but it's just awesome to see her in action in the game finally. On the Marvel side of things, X-23 joins and will hopefully play a lot different than Wolverine. This better not be some Mario/Dr. Mario bullsh*t from the Smash series, Capcom!
Three more videos below plus a ton of screens and art. more
[Update] We've added a new trailer for The Last Guardian for you to salivate over.
[Original Story] We've all been waiting for what seems like an eternity to play Team ICO's latest, The Last Guardian. And the ... more
I've been looking forward to seeing more about Sly Cooper Collection since its announcement at E3. Sony released this trailer and a group of screenshots for Tokyo Game Show and, well, it looks like Sly Cooper. That... more
So, to be honest -- when I heard there was a new Edgeworth game, I was kind of annoyed. I liked the first Edgeworth, but I've been waiting for the next Apollo Justice game forever.
This trailer has changed my mind.
In additi... more
Dale North, Tim Sheehy, and myself just hit the Tokyo Game Show floor. It's insane. Imagine E3, but concentrated into a constant blast of stimulation. Every five seconds, you see another new game, another scantly clad woman, or another jaw dropping surprise.
Expect more coverage soon.
Oh, and Mega Man Universe is awesome. more
It's back, only now it'll take up less space in your living room -- in Japan today, Capcom has announced Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor for Kinect for Xbox 360. The title will be a collaboration with Armored Core developer Fro... more
Hey there! Here's a trailer for Catherine, Atlus' new PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 effort from the team that made Persona. It's reportedly in the "final tuning" stage and is due for a Winter release.
My Pavlovian reaction to any a... more
So, Ninja Theory is making a new Devil May Cry, people are bitching, and all I have to say is ... what's the problem, again? I've just watched this pretty damn epic trailer for the upcoming game and it looks pretty freakin' ... more
[Update: Some of the story has been detailed. Asura's Wrath stars a former deity seeking revenge against gods who had betrayed him and stripped him of all his godly powers. This sounds AWFULLY familiar, doesn't it. Luckily, ... more
Capcom is holding their Tokyo Game Show keynote right now where they've announced Dead Rising 2: Case West. Whereas Case Zero was a prologue, Case West is an epilogue that will star the one and only Frank West. The epilogue ... more
A game from Shinji Mikami and Suda51? Throw in music from Akira Yamaoka, and you have an all-star cast. This is the announcement trailer for Shadows of the Damned, a Grasshopper Manufacture game being published by EA in 2011... more
American McGee's Alice was... something. I'll admit that my memories of the game are a bit on the hazy side, but I recall being impressed with the visuals, fascinated by the take on Wonderland and a little bit disappoin... more
Namco Bandai is hoping to sharpen your mind with Kinect, while also bringing an old pal to Microsoft's console using the motion control device.In advance of next week's Tokyo Game Show, Namco Bandai has revealed a new brain ... more
At Tokyo Game Show, I stood beneath a screen that was easily two stories tall and watched the latest Final Fantasy XIII trailer with drool leaking from the corners of my mouth and surely a dozen Japanese people staring and th... more
I'm really looking forward to Namco Bandai's God Eater, not least of all because it's called GOD EATER! That name is brilliant, and I've therefore decided the game will be brilliant. It's looking hopeful, being a Monster Hunt... more
Only hours away from our Miami home, Colette and I have nested at our gate in a extremely icy cold Atlanta airport. We have zero hours of sleep, a serious case of jet-lag and a I can't get enough of the new CNN iPhone App. It... more
It's a dreary Monday morning, but I know what will brighten it up. A great, big, melodramatic Final Fantasy XIII trailer from the Tokyo Game Show. Square Enix has now released the video to the public, so make sure you check o... more
It's been a looooong time coming, but Gran Turismo is finally, finally getting car damage in the game. It was absent from GT5: Prologue, but it's here now. This was confirmed a while back at GamesCon I believe, but not much w... more
I know a lot of you think that you don't like on-rails shooters, but it may be time for you to reconsider that generalization. Console on-rails shooters are really kicking ass of late. Gone are the arcade-style, quarter munch... more
Here's the latest, blurriest, off-screen footage of the recently announced Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition. We've already seen how the game will control, but now we've got a better idea what the extra content lies in sto... more
If there's one thing that the Battlefield series is getting a solid rep for it is its multiplayer, especially after the phenomenal success of Battlefield: 1943 (once it started actually working). It should come as no surprise... more
What the hell, right? If you've already watched the above video, I bet you've come back for some context. Without context, this has to be one of the strangest things I've ever seen. Even with context it's still pretty strange... more
Koei Tecmo has teased a new game at the Tokyo Game Show, and while the teaser may very well be one of the lamest of all time, the name attached to it, Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star) has gotten people talking. This is ... more
Moar Frank West! Ever since he was confirmed for Tatsunoko Vs Capcom, I can't get enough of seeing this guy in action. Hopefully you can't either, because I'm about to show you some more regardless. Capcom's community manager... more
Most of what you’re about to see is stuff you’ve probably already seen. At least, that’s how I felt while watching it. With the exception to the very last part. It’s been awhile since I’ve beaten... more
As you no doubt heard already, Resident Evil 5 is getting re-released for the PlayStation 3. It’s going to be called Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition and is set to have some new content and will support the new Mot... more
Many mango seasons ago, a Japanese company promised a revolution to the gaming populace with a tiny white box and its magical motion-sensing controller. The day finally arrived when the heavens opened, and Nintendo's console ... more
Earlier today when we revealed Dead Rising 2's new multiplayer mode "Terror is Reality" -- including one game where you put blenders on zombie heads -- reactions were mixed. Get it!? "Mixed"!?As awesome al... more
At a hands-on event for Dead Rising 2, producer Keiji Inafune (father of Mega Man) had some not-so-nice-words about this year's Tokyo Game Show. After asking the crowd of attendees what they thought of TGS this year (and... more
I wasn't about to play this strange ceiling punching game in public with all those people watching. Nihon Kogakuin College's crazy game display at TGS drew a crowd, but almost no one from the crowd was willing to step forward... more
Kenji Inafune took the stage at tonight's Dead Rising 2 party in Ebisu, Tokyo to tell attending press members that they would compete in a multiplayer face-off to win one special prize.We would call this yellow jacket a one-o... more
Would you like a trailer for a sequel to a game you haven't played yet? Of course you do, shut up! Level 5's White Knight Chronicles is yet to make it Stateside, but our Japanese counterparts have been playing it since 2008 a... more
...the press room. Hundreds of media outlets far and wide from across the globe find the means, time and most importantly, the budget, to get themselves to the Tokyo Game Show. Hiding underneath the main staircase which acces... more
Yes, that's four downhill hairpins in a row you're looking at. Fresh from the Tokyo Game Show, this new trailer for Forza Motorsport 3 gives us a look at the game's Fujimi Kaido course, which makes its long-awaited return to ... more
The protagonist in Assassin’s Creed II becomes an assassin after the The Joker shoots his parents in an alley. Just kidding -- Ezio becomes a proper assassin after daddy visits the gallows one sunny afternoon. Vowing re... more
As I try not to let myself get too excited for big budget Square-Enix games lately, I haven't really been following Nier: Gestalt. The above trailer has successfully demolished that stance. It's simply packed full of way too ... more
Every since Colette compared Square Enix's 0 Day Attack on Earth to Earth Defense Force 2017, I have been freakishly interested in the shmup. Quite frankly, I suck at the genre, but even that discouraging fact isn't enough to... more
YES. After being leaked a few weeks ago, it was officially confirmed yesterday that Frank West will be playable in the upcoming Tatsunoko Vs Capcom: Ultimate All Stars, much to our delight. We got a quick peek at a few of his... more