I've remarked before about how the adventure game genre didn't necessarily need an injection of life but it's no surprise that Kickstarter definitely attracted big names to return to the genre. Moebius is the return to the a... more
Jack Lumber developer Owlchemy Labs has a new project in the pipeline, with a similar visual style but completely different mechanics. Dyscourse stars Rita, an overeducated barista who finds herself involved in an unfortunat... more
Alcatraz -- has there been a more infamous prison? Immortalized in movies from the likes of Point Break to The Rock, the Bay Area's notorious penitentiary hasn't featured in too many games, so it's exciting to see screenshots... more
Jane Jensen's point-and-click adventure series Gabriel Knight is coming back next year -- that's the impact crowdfunding has had on adventure gaming. Jensen's Pinkerton Road is remaking the original title, Gabriel Knight: Sin... more
The Astronauts' The Vanishing of Ethan Carter continues to look intriguing. And stunning -- gosh, these new screenshots are lovely. Presented from a first-person perspective, this PC (and eventually next-gen console, if every... more
First, you need to watch this trailer for Valiant Hearts: The Great War before reading anything about it.
This isn't your typical war game, as Valiant Hearts is going beyond the disconnected action tropes of "good versus evi... more
One of the early Wii U games was a decent if fleeting multiplayer title called Chasing Aurora. Developer Broken Rules has a new game for Windows/Mac/Linux, Secrets of Raetikon, that takes the standout elements -- a gorgeous ... more
The release of EarthBound on the Wii U unfortunately overshadowed the equally long-awaited arrival of WayForward's Game Boy Color gem Shantae on the 3DS. But I'm not about to sit by and allow our spunky little gal pal to be i... more
It isn't long until Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies shows up in the 3DS eShop this fall, so the Capcom Unity blog has put up some new screenshots, as well as bios for characters both old and new. Check out that ... more
I'd be convinced Jazzpunk was made by some actually-talented, alternate universe me, for me, if I didn't meet and chat with one half of its creative team, Necrophone Games' Luis Hernandez, for myself.
It's a first-person joke... more
I'm always poking around for odd games, and usually I just find things that have some promise but aren't worth talking about or playing. Today I was pleasantly surprised to discover Last of the Patriots. It's an Amiga-inspir... more
Yoshi's New Island is shaping up to be a crappier-looking retread of the original Yoshi's Island, and some folks worry that The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will likewise compare unfavorably to A Link to the Past. I... more
Prior to the E3 festivities, Disney demonstrated the upcoming cash grab Disney Infinity to a room teeming with journalists. The focus of the event was on two of the in-game worlds plus the oft-touted Toy Box mode.
The first w... more
Have you ever slapped someone with a sticky hand out of a coin-operated vending machine? Do you need a modern-day analog sans real-world repercussions? Well, small Swedish developer Zoink! seems to have you covered in Stick ... more
999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors was without question my favorite game of 2010. The sequel, Virtue's Last Reward, was pretty great as well, but the original was simply without equal. I recommend it to anyone I can, h... more
Capcom has finally slapped a proper localized title onto Ace Attorney 5, hereby known as Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, and will be bringing it out West this fall. Unfortunately, it will be an eShop-only relea... more
PlayStation had quite the day yesterday with all of its indie announcements. Earlier this morning they revealed a new supplemental section for the PlayStation Store to better highlight indie projects. Shortly after that they ... more
Cheerio, you sexy adventure game. Deponia's pretty groovy, just ask our (presumably) gun-toting Texan, Mr. Pinsof, who's been enjoying the series quite a bit. But all good things must come to an end, and with Goodbye Deponia&... more
For Phoenix Wright's grand return to the courtroom in Japan this summer, Capcom has put together a number of limited edition bundles to sell on the e-Capcom store. For ¥9990 (~$102), you get a copy of the game, three alte... more
Yesterday Nintendo announced a new Zelda game set in the same world of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. This sequel of sorts takes place in the Hyrule from the Super Nintendo era, and a user over on Zelda Informer com... more
Wow Nintendo! Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo America, at the last possible moment swooped in during today's Nintendo Direct and announced a brand new title for the Nintendo 3DS: a brand new 3DS Zelda game!
It's based... more
A Small Favor, developed by two-man team ClickShake Games, has some big shoes to fill. Cartoonist and animator Jay Ziebarth describes it as a combination of "the gritty, futuristic adventure style of Full Throttle a... more
I want a new Monkey Island. So does some guy on the Adventure Game Studio forum, who announced Carnival of Monkey Island, which is a fanmade entry that will take place inbetween the second and third MI games (is that a m... more
Keeping in line with the offbeat and interesting games that come from SCE Japan Studio, we have Rain. It’s being developed by Japan Studio, Acquire (Tenchu, Sumioni), and PlayStation C.A.M.P. (Tokyo Jungle, Echo Chrome)... more
Indie adventure developer Daedalic is returning to Aventuria, the setting of last year's sumptuous, yet sometimes frustrating The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, with Memoria. If it's anything like the previous installment, it p... more
Not since Spelunky have I been so excited for a game featuring a pug.
The Night of the Rabbit is Daedelic's (Deponia series, Harvey's New Eyes) latest adventure epic and a welcome return to comedic fantasy after the underwhe... more
Originally a PlayStation 3 exclusive known as Adrift, Paris based developer Dontnod Entertainment suddenly found itself without a publisher for their game. With countless hours and manpower already poured into it, they contin... more
Last month, Capcom announced the release of Resident Evil: Revelations for consoles and PC. Originally playable on the Nintendo 3DS, Capcom saw Revelations as a return to the series’ roots, and taking a step back from t... more
Warsaw, Poland-based studio The Astronauts has shared a little on its debut release, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which seeks to "evolve immersive storytelling in games" later this year for PC. Players will become a detect... more
Just a short while ago, we received an email from MangaGamer, a distributor of English-translated Japanese adventure games. It contained a press release for an adult turn-based card battler entitled Boob Wars: Big Breasts vs ... more
The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief is the latest adventure from Nordic Games and KING Art, the fine folks that brought us the sumptuous The Book of Unwritten Tales. With the launch of The Raven blog, composer Benn... more
Good news for adventure game fans: Nordic Games and KING Art are working on a prequel to the quirky 2009 adventure The Book of Unwritten Tales. Best of all, this new game, titled The Critter Chronicles, will be releasin... more
One of the great passions of videogame fans (or fans of any medium, for that matter) is to recreate the items found in the games as real-world objects. We've seen countless versions of the Portal gun, no shortage of elaborat... more
I've got good news and bad news.
The good news is that, after more than 30 hours of play time, I've finally finished Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. Expect the review later in the week.
The bad news is that there is a game... more
No, I am not LeVar Burton, but I've been told by several people (read: no one) that I greatly resemble him.
This is your notice that Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is available right now on 3DS and PS Vita. I'm plugging my way through right now and can't think about much else. I've got Bracelet Points and sh*t on the brain. more
I hope you guys managed to pre-order Virtue's Last Reward on time to get that sweet watch, because that sh*t sold out fast. I had heard that Aksys offered a second batch of watches this week, but by the time I scoped out Amaz... more
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is labeled as the sixth and final game to follow Hershel Layton. The game starts in a cozy, winter village and follows the crew on a globetrotting adventure after Layton and co. embark on... more
Professor Layton and Ace Attorney are unique within the puzzle/adventure genre, but both share enough in common with each other to make for a perfect crossover game. Not since Marvel vs. Capcom and Kingdom Hearts have dedicat... more
The idea of developers dedicating resources to mobile versions of franchises is something I’ve long been against, but have slowly been warming up to. So, they might as well make something good.
Layton Brothers: Myster... more
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is officially heading to the Wii U. You are totally shocked by this news, I'm sure. The Wii U version will include GamePad specific features, such as a real-time map of the game world di... more
Activision has a number of games set for the Wii U, and Skylanders Giants is one of them. Players will be able to use the Wii U GamePad controller to perform actions, like dragging and dropping Skylanders heroes via the touch... more
You think I've forgotten about Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward? HELL no! I've merely been trying to keep my distance so that I don't work myself up into a spastic frenzy. I was doing such a good job too, until I learned tha... more
If you’ve been reading Destructoid with any regularity, you know that we love us some Adventure Time. I side quite happily with my Dtoid kin, having been enamored with the program for some time now.
Perhaps it was meant... more
Tengami is one of those games that relies heavily on its art style in capturing players' interest initially and is perhaps better seen than described. Thankfully, a trailer for this adventure game has just been released, so ... more
Part of the reason why I enjoy indie gaming so much is because of the kinds of subjects that their stories can explore, as well as the worlds that they can create. Which is why the familiar, yet ominous w... more
From Nintendo Power #280, the same issue that revealed Mighty Switch Force HD for Wii U, comes some juicy information regarding WayForward's other upcoming game, Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage? As y... more
As I smashed a girl’s face in with repeated blows by a hammer to the point where it resembled a dropped plate of lasagna more than the visage of a human being -- a human being with a family, fears, and ambitions -- I re... more
Amanita Design has had great success with its robot-centric adventure title Machinarium. After a number of favorable reviews and awards under its belt, the studio decided to put away the robots and go for a different look wi... more
It's been a month since I last spoke of the game formerly known as Good People Die. That is outrageous. Thankfully, Aksys has uploaded the box art to Amazon, so I have an excuse to talk about it once again.
What you should ta... more
So, both times I've saved up Microsoft Points solely using the Xbox Live Rewards program, I've bought a Michel Ancel game. Last fall, I picked up Beyond Good & Evil HD and today I bought Rayman 3 HD. I never planned for ... more