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Set up shop with Harvest Moon creator's Hometown Story

Last year, former Destructoid editor Chad Concelmo and I spoke with Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada about his latest game, codenamed "Project Happiness." Hoping to take the lifestyle sim to the next level, he envisioned a ...   more

Set up shop with Harvest Moon creator's Hometown Story photo


Set up shop with Harvest Moon creator's Hometown Story photo
Set up shop with Harvest Moon creator's Hometown Story photo
Set up shop with Harvest Moon creator's Hometown Story photo
Set up shop with Harvest Moon creator's Hometown Story photo
Set up shop with Harvest Moon creator's Hometown Story photo
Set up shop with Harvest Moon creator's Hometown Story photo



The Witcher 3 impressed the hell out of me

Those of you who haven't really gotten into The Witcher series might not be too invested in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yet despite how great it looks. That's something you'll want to change leading up to release acros...   more

The Witcher 3 impressed the hell out of me photo


The Witcher 3 impressed the hell out of me photo
The Witcher 3 impressed the hell out of me photo
The Witcher 3 impressed the hell out of me photo
The Witcher 3 impressed the hell out of me photo
The Witcher 3 impressed the hell out of me photo
The Witcher 3 impressed the hell out of me photo



Roll Luigi up into your life with this Dream Team trailer

The first 3DS entry to the pleasant Mario & Luigi series of RPGs was announced a few months ago during a Nintendo Direct, and now this morning's Nintendo Direct has brought us a new trailer. It's heavy on Luigi, as the t...   more

Roll Luigi up into your life with this Dream Team trailer photo

Morrigan returns in Dragon Age: Inquisition

Old characters will be returning in Dragon Age: Inquisition, and among them will be everyone's favorite witch, Morrigan. Electronic Arts showed off the first trailer, called "The Fires Above," during their E3 conference today...   more

Morrigan returns in Dragon Age: Inquisition photo


Morrigan returns in Dragon Age: Inquisition photo
Morrigan returns in Dragon Age: Inquisition photo
Morrigan returns in Dragon Age: Inquisition photo
Morrigan returns in Dragon Age: Inquisition photo
Morrigan returns in Dragon Age: Inquisition photo
Morrigan returns in Dragon Age: Inquisition photo



Spiders' action-RPG Bound by Flame *looks* interesting

I'll say this about Spiders, the studio behind titles like Mars: War Logs and Of Orcs and Men -- its projects sure do a good job of grabbing your attention early on, even if the end result doesn't tend to match lofty ambition...   more

Spiders' action-RPG Bound by Flame *looks* interesting photo

Lightning Returns gets new E3 trailer, delayed to 2014

The follow-up to the incredibly polarizing duo of Final Fantasy XIII games, Lightning Returns, has been delayed until 2014. Specifically, it'll hit North America on February 11th, 2014, and Europe on February 14th. A new tra...   more

Lightning Returns gets new E3 trailer, delayed to 2014 photo

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team's art is B-E-A-utiful

Oh man, this is simply delicious. Look at all this wonderful art for the upcoming 3DS RPG, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. The M&L games have always had a very distinctive style compared to the mainline series, but the use...   more

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team's art is B-E-A-utiful photo


Mario & Luigi: Dream Team's art is B-E-A-utiful photo
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team's art is B-E-A-utiful photo
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team's art is B-E-A-utiful photo
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team's art is B-E-A-utiful photo
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team's art is B-E-A-utiful photo
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team's art is B-E-A-utiful photo



Dragon Age 3: Inquisition listing spotted on Amazon Italy

In not so surprising news, Amazon Italy went and outed Dragon Age III: Inquisition as an Xbox One release. The posting has since been removed, but it comes just days after Mirror's Edge 2 was outed, twice. It seems retailers ...   more

Dragon Age 3: Inquisition listing spotted on Amazon Italy photo

Hands-on with Borderlands 2's take on Dungeons & Dragons

It's been a hell of ride, with a fair share of high and low points, but the Borderlands 2 season of content is finally at an end. As the last campaign downloadable content for Borderlands 2, there's a considerable amount of p...   more

Hands-on with Borderlands 2's take on Dungeons & Dragons photo


Hands-on with Borderlands 2's take on Dungeons & Dragons photo
Hands-on with Borderlands 2's take on Dungeons & Dragons photo
Hands-on with Borderlands 2's take on Dungeons & Dragons photo
Hands-on with Borderlands 2's take on Dungeons & Dragons photo
Hands-on with Borderlands 2's take on Dungeons & Dragons photo
Hands-on with Borderlands 2's take on Dungeons & Dragons photo



Why is EarthBound for Wii U listed on Amazon UK?

After years of waiting, the SNES underdog classic EarthBound is finally coming to the Wii U eShop in America and Europe. EarthBound is the second game in the Mother trilogy, though the other two have never officially made the...   more

Why is EarthBound for Wii U listed on Amazon UK? photo

Witch and the Hundred Knight screens are creepy and cute

NIS' PS3 RPG Witch and the Hundred Knights is coming later this year, and for now, you can take a look at some in-depth screenshots. A ton of stuff is confirmed, most notably a boob-centric encounter, as well as world map min...   more

Witch and the Hundred Knight screens are creepy and cute photo


Witch and the Hundred Knight screens are creepy and cute photo
Witch and the Hundred Knight screens are creepy and cute photo
Witch and the Hundred Knight screens are creepy and cute photo
Witch and the Hundred Knight screens are creepy and cute photo
Witch and the Hundred Knight screens are creepy and cute photo
Witch and the Hundred Knight screens are creepy and cute photo



These Monster Hunter 4 shots are magically delicious

We now have some new screenshots of Monster Hunter 4, compliments of Capcom, and they show off a pretty cool looking ice world as well as two new monsters: Arselnus and Skuagil. I have a thing for frozen tundras, so I'm excit...   more

These Monster Hunter 4 shots are magically delicious photo


These Monster Hunter 4 shots are magically delicious photo
These Monster Hunter 4 shots are magically delicious photo
These Monster Hunter 4 shots are magically delicious photo
These Monster Hunter 4 shots are magically delicious photo
These Monster Hunter 4 shots are magically delicious photo
These Monster Hunter 4 shots are magically delicious photo



Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster is looking quite nice

Our latest look at the Final Fantasy HD Remaster collection focuses on the leading ladies of X-2. Yuna, Rikku, and Paine are all looking quite nice, thanks to the fact that the main character models have been reworked to offe...   more

Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster is looking quite nice photo


Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster is looking quite nice photo
Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster is looking quite nice photo
Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster is looking quite nice photo
Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster is looking quite nice photo
Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster is looking quite nice photo
Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster is looking quite nice photo



Chasm devs reach Kickstarter goal with five days left

It seems as if the promise of a stellar looking Metroidvania was good enough, as Discord Games has met their lofty $150,000 Kickstarter goal for Chasm with five days left. Stretch goals are now possible, including a digital a...   more

Chasm devs reach Kickstarter goal with five days left photo

Final Fantasy IV, the Chinese Famicom demake

The world of Chinese bootleg software is a fascinating one. Sometimes, these wares go beyond mere copies to exhibit a healthy amount of sheer effort. You are no doubt aware of the Famicom demake of Final Fantasy VII, which t...   more

Final Fantasy IV, the Chinese Famicom demake photo


Final Fantasy IV, the Chinese Famicom demake photo
Final Fantasy IV, the Chinese Famicom demake photo
Final Fantasy IV, the Chinese Famicom demake photo
Final Fantasy IV, the Chinese Famicom demake photo
Final Fantasy IV, the Chinese Famicom demake photo
Final Fantasy IV, the Chinese Famicom demake photo



The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki looks really nice

The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki is still in the works for Japan for the PS3 and Vita, and after looking at the great new screenshots in the newest update of the official website, I've decided to just be happy for them. I ...   more

The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki looks really nice photo


The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki looks really nice photo
The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki looks really nice photo
The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki looks really nice photo
The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki looks really nice photo
The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki looks really nice photo
The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki looks really nice photo



Evo founders launch Kickstarter for new game Stonehearth

Tom and Tony Cannon have had quite the impact on the fighting game community with contributions like the Evolution Championship Series, the GGPO middleware for online play, and Shoryuken.com. For over a year, the duo has bee...   more

Evo founders launch Kickstarter for new game Stonehearth photo


Evo founders launch Kickstarter for new game Stonehearth photo
Evo founders launch Kickstarter for new game Stonehearth photo
Evo founders launch Kickstarter for new game Stonehearth photo
Evo founders launch Kickstarter for new game Stonehearth photo
Evo founders launch Kickstarter for new game Stonehearth photo
Evo founders launch Kickstarter for new game Stonehearth photo



Diablo III PS3 pre-orders include an exclusive item

Blizzard has opened up pre-orders for the PlayStation 3 version of Diablo III which is, rather strangely, starting to sound more and more like the Diablo I would've liked to have played nearly a year ago on PC and Mac. The pr...   more

Diablo III PS3 pre-orders include an exclusive item photo

Here's some new screens for God Eater 2

The currently Japan-only release of God Eater 2 has some new screens to show off today, and in usual fashion, they highlight the game's oversized set of weapons. There's some crazy stuff on offer here, like giant swords, claw...   more

Here's some new screens for God Eater 2 photo


Here's some new screens for God Eater 2 photo
Here's some new screens for God Eater 2 photo
Here's some new screens for God Eater 2 photo
Here's some new screens for God Eater 2 photo
Here's some new screens for God Eater 2 photo
Here's some new screens for God Eater 2 photo



Nintendo Direct: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team out in August

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has shared new information about the upcoming Mario & Luigi sequel for 3DS. The story finds our heroes on Pi'illo Island, where Peach mysteriously gets sucked into Luigi's Dream World. To ...   more

Nintendo Direct: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team out in August photo

Check out Muramasa Rebirth's improved translation

Muramasa Rebirth, the Vita port of 2009's Muramasa: The Demon Blade for Wii, is more than just a simple up-res. As noted in Steven Hansen's recent preview, publisher Aksys Games has re-translated the game, resulting in a much...   more

Check out Muramasa Rebirth's improved translation photo


Check out Muramasa Rebirth's improved translation photo
Check out Muramasa Rebirth's improved translation photo
Check out Muramasa Rebirth's improved translation photo
Check out Muramasa Rebirth's improved translation photo
Check out Muramasa Rebirth's improved translation photo
Check out Muramasa Rebirth's improved translation photo



Original Dragon Fantasy coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita

Dragon Fantasy II is a wonderful retro homage to the glory days of SNES role-playing games. We already know it's heading exclusively to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita soon, but what about the first game? Well I spok...   more

Original Dragon Fantasy coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita photo


Original Dragon Fantasy coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita photo
Original Dragon Fantasy coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita photo
Original Dragon Fantasy coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita photo
Original Dragon Fantasy coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita photo
Original Dragon Fantasy coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita photo
Original Dragon Fantasy coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita photo



What can you spot? New images tease Terraria PC update

Seeing more work put into the PC version of Terraria is wonderful, even if I ultimately never get back into the game seriously. Dedicated players have the opportunity to pick apart three teaser screenshots to figure out ...   more

What can you spot? New images tease Terraria PC update photo

YES! Shin Megami Tensei IV confirmed for North America

This is NOT AN APRIL FOOL'S DAY JOKE. Repeat: This is not an April Fool's Day Joke. If it was, faces would be bloodied. Atlus has confirmed with us that the next game in the Shin Megami Tensei role-playing game series is fina...   more

YES! Shin Megami Tensei IV confirmed for North America photo


YES! Shin Megami Tensei IV confirmed for North America photo
YES! Shin Megami Tensei IV confirmed for North America photo
YES! Shin Megami Tensei IV confirmed for North America photo
YES! Shin Megami Tensei IV confirmed for North America photo
YES! Shin Megami Tensei IV confirmed for North America photo
YES! Shin Megami Tensei IV confirmed for North America photo



Tides of Numenera's first screenshot shows off the Bloom

If the first screenshot for Torment: Tides of Numenera is anything to go by, inXile's kickstarted RPG is going have some rather exotic locales -- grotesque and exotic. This in-game screenshot shows off the Bloom, and it sound...   more

Tides of Numenera's first screenshot shows off the Bloom photo

'Over 200%': Kickstarter success with Pixelscopic

Crowdfunding is becoming a new viable option for young upstart businesses and developers, but some come to the Kickstarter table unprepared. Not the boys at Pixelscopic, though! They wanted to make sure every last lower-case&...   more

'Over 200%': Kickstarter success with Pixelscopic photo

Muramasa for Vita is amazing, plays great

God damn this game is pretty. Vanillaware’s 2009 Wii title Muramasa: The Demon Blade inevitably pops up in just about any discussion of the best Wii games. It’s sitting on my shelf, snug in its shrink wrap, becaus...   more

Muramasa for Vita is amazing, plays great photo


Muramasa for Vita is amazing, plays great photo
Muramasa for Vita is amazing, plays great photo
Muramasa for Vita is amazing, plays great photo
Muramasa for Vita is amazing, plays great photo
Muramasa for Vita is amazing, plays great photo
Muramasa for Vita is amazing, plays great photo



High-definition and sexy: Pixelscopic on choosing 2D

Throughout gaming history, there are many examples of iconic visual design and of characters and worlds that have transcended the limitations of their medium to become cultural icons. Gamers of all ages know the happy little ...   more

High-definition and sexy: Pixelscopic on choosing 2D photo

Legend of Grimrock 2 gets an outdoorsy screen

Human Head Studios has revealed a single screenshot for Legend of Grimrock 2. While that's normally cause to poke fun and be sarcastic, the outdoors nature of the shot is notable -- it's a far cry from the underground tunnels...   more

Legend of Grimrock 2 gets an outdoorsy screen photo

Chasm is the Metroidvania I've been waiting for

Running through the list of bullet points for Chasm, it's hard not to freak out. A 2D action-RPG platformer that's set up like a Metroidvania with procedural dungeons and loot drops is too much to take in all at once. Then y...   more

Chasm is the Metroidvania I've been waiting for photo


Chasm is the Metroidvania I've been waiting for photo
Chasm is the Metroidvania I've been waiting for photo
Chasm is the Metroidvania I've been waiting for photo
Chasm is the Metroidvania I've been waiting for photo
Chasm is the Metroidvania I've been waiting for photo
Chasm is the Metroidvania I've been waiting for photo



New Legend of Grimrock Master Quest available for free

You have to hand it to Benjamin "Komag" Ramsey and the rest of the hardworking individuals on his team. They put a lot of effort and passion into Legend of Grimrock - Master Quest, and the result is a full-length rework of th...   more

New Legend of Grimrock Master Quest available for free  photo

Hang out with drug addicts and murderers in Blackguards

Straying from its more worn path, Daedalic Entertainment is branching out from adventure games to tackle the world of turn-based RPGs in Blackguards. Set in the land of Aventuria, the setting of The Dark Eye: Chains of S...   more

Hang out with drug addicts and murderers in Blackguards photo

Slide in the sand in Dead Dunes from Lightning Returns

If you checked out or preview of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII you'll know that the game is set on four continents. We saw a bit of Luxerion, and a peek at the Wildlands, but only a quick shot of the sandy, ruin-packe...   more

Slide in the sand in Dead Dunes from Lightning Returns photo


Slide in the sand in Dead Dunes from Lightning Returns photo
Slide in the sand in Dead Dunes from Lightning Returns photo
Slide in the sand in Dead Dunes from Lightning Returns photo
Slide in the sand in Dead Dunes from Lightning Returns photo
Slide in the sand in Dead Dunes from Lightning Returns photo
Slide in the sand in Dead Dunes from Lightning Returns photo



Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut coming to Wii U

Leave it to Amazon to once again break a story well ahead of a publisher's official announcement. A new listing on the online retailer reveals Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut for Wii U is set to release on May 7. Rum...   more

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut coming to Wii U photo

Have a bunch of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots

Official screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have been released, allowing us to move away from looking at watermark-filled images and magazine scans. Some of this stuff will look familiar if you've been keeping track, bu...   more

Have a bunch of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots photo


Have a bunch of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots photo
Have a bunch of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots photo
Have a bunch of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots photo
Have a bunch of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots photo
Have a bunch of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots photo
Have a bunch of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots photo



Rule Facebook from Game of Thrones Ascent

Game of Thrones Ascent is a Facebook game, and I know that many of you are about to stop reading as a result. Maybe the fact that it doesn't have an energy meter limiting how much you can do will make you interested again. It...   more

Rule Facebook from Game of Thrones Ascent photo

Rainbow Moon devs to return in 2014 with Rainbow Skies

After partnering on strategy role-playing game Rainbow Moon, developer SideQuest Studios and publisher eastasiasoft are back together for another RPG, Rainbow Skies. The name is certainly familiar, and the similarities don't ...   more

Rainbow Moon devs to return in 2014 with Rainbow Skies photo

NIS announces three RPGs for release this year

Today is an amazing day for NIS fans, as Disgaea Dimension 2: A Brighter Darkness, The Guided Fate Paradox, and Time and Eternity have all been officially announced for a Fall, Fall, and Summer international release respecti...   more

NIS announces three RPGs for release this year photo

First look at Diablo III running on PlayStation 3

Blizzard announcing Diablo III for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 was one of the true surprises of yesterday's event for the new console, I think we can agree. In a blog post, Blizzard says it "will be based on the core PC g...   more

First look at Diablo III running on PlayStation 3 photo

Dragon Quest X Wii U dated March 30 for Japan

We still lack a Western release announcement for the "oh so horribly performing" Dragon Quest X, but Japan finally has a solid date for the Wii U version: March 30. It will cost ¥6980 (~$74) and include 20 free days of pl...   more

Dragon Quest X Wii U dated March 30 for Japan photo

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team coming this summer

The "Ear of Luigi" continues! This summer, a new entry in the Mario & Luigi RPG series will head towards the 3DS. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team will put the green second banana into the limelight, as Mario will be invadin...   more

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team coming this summer photo

Dragonborn's amazing content held back by glitches on PC

Almost two months after coming out on the Xbox 360, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's latest DLC, Dragonborn, has made its way onto the PC. The content here is amazing, as Chris already explained in his review back in December. He only encountered a few bugs, but the experience on PC for a lot of people is a little less stable, to the point of the game breaking in certain cases.   more

Dragonborn's amazing content held back by glitches on PC photo


Dragonborn's amazing content held back by glitches on PC photo
Dragonborn's amazing content held back by glitches on PC photo
Dragonborn's amazing content held back by glitches on PC photo
Dragonborn's amazing content held back by glitches on PC photo
Dragonborn's amazing content held back by glitches on PC photo
Dragonborn's amazing content held back by glitches on PC photo



Crytek's unreleased debut was 'Half-Life meets MGS'

Before Far Cry and Crysis, developer Crytek worked on a sci-fi FPS game by the name of Engalus, which its lead designer describes as "Half-Life meets Metal Gear Solid in an intense story driven action/adventure game like none...   more

Crytek's unreleased debut was 'Half-Life meets MGS' photo


Crytek's unreleased debut was 'Half-Life meets MGS' photo
Crytek's unreleased debut was 'Half-Life meets MGS' photo
Crytek's unreleased debut was 'Half-Life meets MGS' photo
Crytek's unreleased debut was 'Half-Life meets MGS' photo
Crytek's unreleased debut was 'Half-Life meets MGS' photo
Crytek's unreleased debut was 'Half-Life meets MGS' photo



Check out these hot new Disgaea D2 screenshots

A bunch of awesome new screenshots are out and about for the upcoming strategy RPG Disgaea D2, the newest Disgaea iteration for the PlayStation 3 due out this year. Amongst many wacky situations, Laharl and the gang are rocki...   more

Check out these hot new Disgaea D2 screenshots photo


Check out these hot new Disgaea D2 screenshots photo
Check out these hot new Disgaea D2 screenshots photo
Check out these hot new Disgaea D2 screenshots photo
Check out these hot new Disgaea D2 screenshots photo
Check out these hot new Disgaea D2 screenshots photo
Check out these hot new Disgaea D2 screenshots photo



I'M KEIJI INAFUNE, AND I'M-A FIRIN' MUH LAZOR!

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, the second sequel to the admittedly bland RPG about anthropomorphic videogame consoles fighting a literal console war, is still on track for a PS3 release in the US on March 12, 2013. Despite ...   more

I'M KEIJI INAFUNE, AND I'M-A FIRIN' MUH LAZOR! photo

MMO TERA: Rising is now free-to-play

TERA announced recently that it would be going free-to-play and changing its name to TERA: Rising. Well, the free-to-play switch is complete and as of today you can check out this nice action-focused MMO witho...   more

MMO TERA: Rising is now free-to-play photo

Wizardry Online now available in North America and Europe

Sony Online Entertainment's latest massively multiplayer online title Wizardry Online, a rebirth of the classic fantasy franchise, is now available on PC in North America and Europe. Developed by Gamepot, this free-to-play, p...   more

Wizardry Online now available in North America and Europe photo

Thank Jeebus! Rockman Xover localization on hold

[Header by samusmmx] Oh, Rockman Xover. What a foul, foul beast you are. I know it's not kosher to slam a game without having played it yourself, but just from watching gameplay videos, I think we can all agree that Xover is ...   more

Thank Jeebus! Rockman Xover localization on hold photo

First video of Ironclad's new game Sins of a Dark Age

Ironclad, the folks behind critical darling Sins of a Solar Empire, have been hard at work on what they claim will be a reinvention of the MOBA as we know it. Last year I got a chance to take a look at a few early builds...   more

First video of Ironclad's new game Sins of a Dark Age photo


First video of Ironclad's new game Sins of a Dark Age photo
First video of Ironclad's new game Sins of a Dark Age photo
First video of Ironclad's new game Sins of a Dark Age photo
First video of Ironclad's new game Sins of a Dark Age photo
First video of Ironclad's new game Sins of a Dark Age photo
First video of Ironclad's new game Sins of a Dark Age photo



Starpoint Gemini II will be a space sim/RPG hybrid

Little Green Men Games has launched a website for its upcoming space strategy game, Starpoint Gemini II. While this title will have a lot of the usual space exploration, mining, trading, and fighting, it also has a strong foc...   more

Starpoint Gemini II will be a space sim/RPG hybrid photo


Starpoint Gemini II will be a space sim/RPG hybrid photo
Starpoint Gemini II will be a space sim/RPG hybrid photo
Starpoint Gemini II will be a space sim/RPG hybrid photo
Starpoint Gemini II will be a space sim/RPG hybrid photo
Starpoint Gemini II will be a space sim/RPG hybrid photo
Starpoint Gemini II will be a space sim/RPG hybrid photo