Although it isn't confirmed, if Cranky Kong is going to be the fourth final character for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Nintendo isn't doing anything to hide that fact -- at least, in Europe they aren't. The European ... more
Total War: Rome II will be getting an expansion, called Caesar in Gaul. This new campaign will focus around Caesar and the Gallic War, and the campaign will feature seasons with weather effects. New units will be added to the... more
On December 3rd, Battlefield 4 will add four new maps to the game as part of the China Rising DLC pack. Ahead of schedule, Redditor Andersso has uncovered overview shots of each mapso you can get a headstart at plan... more
Tecmo Koei and Omega Force's Toukiden: The Age of Demons was one of those titles I had hoped would make it outside of Japan -- where it's done extremely well for itself, I might add -- and that's indeed happening on February ... more
If you're like me and you're not playing Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Dragon Quest X, or Final Fantasy XI, but you're a series fan, skip right ahead to the gallery for some novel fan service. Look at the tiny golem! Loo... more
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
The teaser trailer for Basement Crawl was unsettling, to put it mildly. And I'm none too pleased that I had to watch it a second time to refresh my memory. It was unclear how this story-centric video would apply to the gamepl... more
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
Above all else, I dig the spot-on name for Saints Row IV's upcoming DLC. How the Saints Save Christmas promises to be "a holiday classic for the whole family" (riiight) when it arrives on December 11 for $6.99, or as a free d... more
Disney Infinity will see new toys and Power Discs released this month. In fact, a couple are out today as you can get the Wreck-It Ralph figure from Walmart, and the Rapunzel toy from Best Buy. Vanellope will be out on Novem... more
From its description as a "tower defense-inspired puzzle game," Block Blocks doesn't sound amazing, but in motion it looks like it could be quite hectic, and it almost has an early Bit.Trip aesthetic to it. The gameplay is e... more
There are a number of great 3DS eShop games I've managed to miss this year, with SteamWorld Dig easily topping that list. As much as news of the game coming to Steam (PC and Mac) on December 5, 2013 has me wanting to get the... more
In 2014, a new Strider will launch on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC platforms. Set to hit Japan on February 22nd, the game will be both a downloadable title and a packaged version -- similar to DuckTales Remastered... more
The first time I met Dennis Wedin, co-creator of Hotline Miami, I could not stop looking at his arms. His body is adorned by awesome unique tattoos, and his latest piece takes the cake.
Dennis got a new tattoo on his chest ba... more
Borderlands 2 is getting some DLC for Thanksgiving, called The Horrible Hunger of the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler. First of all, that name is amazing. This is the second set of Headhunter DLC, following T.K. Baha's Bloo... more
We couldn't resist putting the Xbox One and PS4 side by side for some photos. They've been running side by side in our offices for awhile now, so we thought we'd clean them up and pose them for you.
Aside from the consoles, you'll see the system, their controllers, and some of their accessories posed in our gallery. If there are any other shots you'd like to see, let us know. more
Someone's been drinking l'acqua pazza, if AquaPazza: Aquaplus Dream Match is any indication.
The wacky 2D fighter, in which you can drop bookshelves on your opponents using a cast that consists of 13 different visual novel a... more
Here's another look at the upcoming Galactic Starfighter expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, aka the first truly interesting thing I've seen out of this game in months. The familiar sights and sounds of Star Wars dogf... more
Gamers who typically play casters in MMOs (hi!) will be pleased to see these screenshots of the Esper, the newest class reveal for the upcoming MMO WildStar. You can see them doing their thing in the gallery below, and it loo... more
Okay so I'm putting the cover art for the Super Mario 3D World OST below because there's a spoiler with the fifth playable character that was revealed yesterday during the Nintendo Direct. It's not really a spoiler, but appar... more
Thief might be the game I'm most excited about from 2014, so Eidos Montreal knows exactly how to tease me by releasing some screenshots from early in the game. These are all from an initial level of the game called Lockdown; ... more
The PlayStation Blog just posted a hands-on with inFamous: Second Son, and it includes some pretty sweet-looking screenshots.
The game won't be out until February of next year, but hopefully it's worth the wait. The first inFamous game was pretty good, and Second Son should looks promising if you are getting a PlayStation 4. more
So close, but still far away, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is doing a fine job of showing why the PlayStation 3 will still have a place in your entertainment center. How fine of a job? About 50-plus screenshots worth of fine. So fine, so sexy, so fresh, so clean.
Final Fantasy X/ X-2 HD will release on December 26, 2013 in Japan, and in 2014 in all other territories. more
I'm not even sure when the last time we had such a lovely gathering of eye-exploding 2560x1600 renderings to decorate your desktops with, but here you go anyways. Ten new backgrounds that include: The Joker, World of Pla... more
Escape Goat 2 looks better each time I see it. I got some new hands-on at GDC Next in Los Angeles where I caught a glimpse of the beautiful new forest and cathedral areas as well as got to hear some work-in-progress music, w... more
Stealth games often involve watching and waiting, studying behavior patterns and moving only when the time is right. Interference looks to have some of that, but mixes in a unique twist: certain areas can be treated as if th... more
This game. This marvelous game. It's no secret that a bunch of us are looking forward to Super Mario 3D World more than anything else in 2013. Years of New Super Mario Bros. titles have numbed my mind -- I'd forgotten what N... more
Seeing familiar Star Wars characters in this cutesy pixelated style from NimbleBit is enough to cut down any cynicism I might've had going into Star Wars: Tiny Death Star. We've enjoyed the studio's sim games for a while now... 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
In the Genroku Legends DLC for Muramasa Rebirth lies what may be one of the most unsettling videogame enemy designs I've ever witnessed. If this thing moved to Silent Hill, it'd still be the creepiest thing in its neighborhoo... more
Blizzard has revealed the key art for their upcoming project Heroes of the Storm, and it's basically a veritable "who's who?" of the Warcraft, Diablo, and Starcraft universes. Pretty much every character in the portrait is ac... more
Have you ever been so angry you tackled a horse? Have you ever been so happy you hugged a pigeon? Hello and welcome, ladies and gents, to today's edition of weirdness brought to you by Imgur user GimmeSomthinToShop. Today, le... more
Less than a week after the reveal of Spinal, we get a nice little leak showing Fulgore as the final character for Killer Instinct's season-one roster. Yes, there is a God. The leak comes by way of Penny Arcade, who seemingly ... 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
Nintendo has rounded up a new handful of concept art from the upcoming (just a few more weeks!) The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds to give all of us a peek into the vision behind the game. Yet again, we're presented w... more
Gaslamp Games is following up on the success of roguelike Dungeons of Dredmor with a steampunk colony-building sandbox game called Clockwork Empires. Life in the colonies, as you're about to be reminded by this trailer, is u... more
A hacker by the name of Smealum appears to have discovered some new Pokemon and Mega Evolutions including three event legendary Pokemon: Diancie, Volcanion, and Hoopa.
In an effort to keep this all a surprise for those who wi... more
I was really happy with the changes that were made in the major Ascension update for Hawken; I was already a fan of the free-to-play, mech shooter but the improved tutorial and unlocks encouraged me to play more of the game.... more
This trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 highlights story over gameplay footage and while I normally prefer for the opposite to be true, I'm fine with it here. If you've become invested in this trilogy, you may agree.... more
Currently only available on devices running Windows 8, the dual-stick shooter set in the Halo universe Halo: Spartan Assault will be coming to Xbox consoles, reuniting with the brand most closely associated with the shooter f... more
Late Sunday night, Telltale Games posted a picture on their Facebook page with the caption "Keep that hair short." According to the text on the image, something to do with The Walking Dead Season Two will happen on ... more
In preparation for AquaPazza: Aquaplus Dream Match's November 19 release, Atlus has dropped another wave of info showcasing the game's eclectic cast of warriors. In their latest batch, the publisher is highlighting the first ... more
Shadow Warrior has another cross-game partnership following its collaborations with Saints Row IV, Viscera Cleanup Detail, Serious Sam 3, and Hotline Miami. Developer Flying Wild Hog worked with Telltale to bring The Walking ... more
Every once in awhile there's a game that looks so Japanese that we find ourselves throwing our hands up and saying that we're never going to see it over here. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc might have been one of those game... more
I quite liked what I played of OlliOlli at E3. There's been a noticeable lack of skateboarding games and, although this obviously isn't on the same level as big-budget simulations like Skate, it's got a lot of heart and the ... more
Kotaku received some pictures of what appears to be a Luigi-themed 2DS. I want it. It's a simple white with green trimmings (buttons and so on) and a Luigi etched into the back. It's a lot cleaner than the cool, but busy Luig... more
Did you know that this guy's name is Boxman? I wasn't aware until today.
He's been featured prominently in Bethesda's promotion of The Evil Within so far, which has me wondering if the intent is for him to become the title's ... more
I will admit: I very nearly skipped over looking into this game after seeing its unappealingly generic title. However, I urge you to not do the same. Darkest Dungeon intends to look at the idea of dungeon crawling from a mor... more
Upcoming Vita RPG Ys: Memories of Celceta gets its first English screenshots, thanks to XSEED Games. Coming this holiday, Celceta is a reworking of Ys IV, one of the titles that never made it out west.
Below, you'll fin... more