At the recent Tamashii Nations exhibition in Japan, Bandai has been showing off a ton of sweet new game-themed figurines as part of its D-Arts and Figuarts ZERO lines.
We start with some Guilty Gear action in the form of D-Ar... more
Konami may not know that 50% of what it publishes even exists, but at least it doesn't screw around where Metal Gear is concerned. The publisher has unveiled the Rising: Revengeance special edition that'll be coming... more
You would think with the deluge of Mega Man merchandise in recent months that the franchise was celebrating some kind of anniversary or whatever. Bandai is poised to release Classic Mega Man in its D-Arts figurine line, an ex... more
As briefly mentioned in our post about this year's upcoming 3DS eShop release schedule, Level-5 has partnered with three high-profile Japanese designers on three separate games all due out this fall. Yes, the games of Guild ... more
While at the Konami booth at Tokyo Game Show today, I made a concerted effort to play Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops, a team up between Kojima Productions and mobile juggernaut GREE. It didn't go particularly well, but I can't ... more
While Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is due out on both Wii U and 3DS, these screenshots from Tokyo Game Show 2012 are for the latter version. In theory, it sounds nice to be able to play either one and pick up where you left off ... more
Persona 4 Golden will be releasing in North America on November 20, 2012, Atlus announced today. That gives some of us a decent chunk of time to set aside money for a PlayStation Vita. This expanded take on the beloved PlaySt... more
During tonight's Nintendo Wii U Launch presentation for the Japanese audience, the console manufacturer revealed the first two first-party titles for the new console, which will be available when the system releases in the La... more
Keiji Inafune is a busy man. In the excitement of today's announcement of YAIBA, we failed to mention that his Comcept studio teamed up with Marvelous for another game that was actually just released.
J.J. Rockets is a side-s... more
Bandai's Tamashii Nation brand has brought many popular properties to life in high-quality action figure form. Perhaps most notable is the D-Arts Mega Man X line, which has been selling pretty well even here in the States. Ne... more
Monday can be depressing. In an effort to cheer you miserable gits up, I direct you to 10 minutes of busty school girls kicking the crap out of people, and at least two handfuls of screenshots. Senran Kagura Burst will be popping out of bras on August 30 for the 3DS in Japan for you import fiends.
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Japan and its five bazillion handheld models. What do Sony and Nintendo expect people to do with so many multi-colored devices? Build a rainbow fort?
The 3DS XL (3DS LL to the Nihon-jin) was only released two weeks ago in Jap... more
Guys, I owe you an apology. The other day, I wrote about a fan-driven Mega Man Legends concept album, and I begged you all to stay on topic and not go off on a tangent about how you felt Capcom wronged you. I apologize becaus... more
Senran Kagura Burst, the sequel to last year's 3DS ninja booby high school brawler, is scheduled for release in Japan on August 30. Time for one last marketing push, right?
Until August 19, you can visit Cafe Euro in Akihabar... more
Just over a month ago, I shared some more amazing works by illustrator Jed Henry. These pieces of Nintendo fan art are rendered in the Japanese ukiyo-e style, re-imagining our favorite game heroes in imaginative new ways. Je... more
One of the unspoken but generally understood tasks of Destructoid is to make sure you guys part with your hard-earned cash on frivolous crap that you probably don't need, because dammit, I'm poor and all of you should be as w... more
Remember the Bandai D-Arts figure of King of Fighter's Terry Bogard that was showcased at Comic-Con a few weeks back? Someone saw fit to give the man a promotional website all of his own. It's pretty amazing.
In addition to o... more
Since it launched earlier this year, Namco Bandai's ShiftyLook has aimed to keep old and forgotten Namco properties alive via free webcomics. Klonoa may not be all that forgotten in certain circles, but I doubt anyone would c... more
Sega announced this week that Phantasy Star Online 2 is headed to the United States and Europe come 2013. This is great news for fans of the series, especially for those who thought that the spinoff sequels deviated too much ... more
I've only been half paying attention to the licensed anime titles coming out of Japan lately. I mean, after hearing about the 1000th Dragon Ball Z iteration, it's quite easy to lose interest. But this new Naruto game for 3DS... more
Journey has such a clean, simple beauty about it that's minimalist yet striking. This custom Journey figurine seems to check all the appropriate boxes, don't you think?
thatgamecompany spotted this pretty little thing on Twit... more
Remember when artist Jed Henry had the incredible idea to make prints of beloved videogame heroes in the style of Japanese ukiyo-e? The man hasn't missed a beat, continuing with pieces based on Mario Kart, Castlevania, and mo... more
We interrupt your regularly scheduled E3 preview overflow for 30 minutes of break time. Pick up your favorite toy and have a seat on the big round rainbow rug. We'll have some cookies and juice before you're allowed to play f... more
Check out this Mario Paint artwork by RuiZinen. This is the real deal, folks, done with the real deal Mario Paint mouse, and not with some beefed up PC version. All the images you see in this video are digital camera sn... more
Zone of the Enders HD Edition has a final release date (October 25 in Japan) and new official website, but the hot news from a recent preview event is that a sequel is in the works.
Kojima Productions bos... more
I had all but forgotten about Retro Game Master until I came across this bit of news. Known in Japan as Game Center CX, it's the kind of programming that G4 ought to be airing instead of reruns of Cops and Cheaters. Comedian ... more
Ninja schoolgirl brawler Senran Kagura sold, like, super well in Japan, so while us Westerners wait ever so patiently for a localization announcement, Marvelous is wasting no time pumping out a sequel. Appropriately titled Se... more
You don't think the Japanese like to pull April Fools' pranks, too? Well, they do!
Ucchy-san of Rockman Unity, the Japanese equivalent of Capcom-Unity, has revealed Capcom's grand plan for the Mega Man franchise's 25th annive... more
As part of Metal Gear's 25th anniversary celebration, Konami will be releasing some special Tactical Bags to tote your PlayStation Vita around town in style. Has it really been 25 years of Metal Gear already? Talk a... more
Fez developer Phil Fish said some things about the Japanese games industry the other day. People gave him flack, but he wasn't the first one to air such grievances. Former Capcom R&D head Keiji Inafune has been saying thi... more
If you ever need a reminder of the importance of the 80s in videogame history, just take a look at any one of the numerous major franchises that have been celebrating their 25th anniversaries lately. Now it's Metal Gear's tur... more
Lollipop Chainsaw is looking hot for a number of reasons, but if you're mostly looking forward to perving over its saucy protagonist, you're going to be very jealous of Japan. Suda 51's home country has already gotten some "s... more
Wonder Festival, a massive showcase of toys, figurines, and sculpts based on anime and videogame characters, just tore through Tokyo and brought along a ton of kickass goods for your eyeballs. Sister site Tomopop jumped on to... more
For Mario's 25th anniversary, Converse teamed up with Nintendo to release some Super Mario Bros.-themed Chuck Taylors. Personally, I thought they were too tacky, as though someone just slapped on a bunch of stickers and calle... more
Wipe away any Objection!-able material with this bizarrely fun Ace Attorney toilet paper. There are a few goodies being released as a promotion to Takashi Miike's film, but the one I'm gunning for is ... more
Voldo's lower horn may not have been a legit SoulCalibur V print ad, but this one is. Surprise, surprise. It's the perfect complement to the original boobalicious ad. These things always happen in pairs.
I'm glad Namco Bandai... more
Please, try to contain yourselves!
Technically, only Gyakuten Saiban 5 has been announced with no word on an international release. Capcom kept Ace Attorney Investigations 2 from us; those butts in Japan better not hold out o... more
The Neo Geo lives on in this new portable system. Yes, new. It's not quite confirmed yet, but the reveal from Japanese blog Famicom Plaza has some solid sounding details. They say that this is a licensed handheld that co... more
I love this collection of Japanese pop culture icons as Street Fighter IV characters. Artist Kei Suwabe did a killer job in nailing Capcom's style for these portraits, and you can see them all in one collection over at The Er... more
I listed Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition as one of my most anticipated games of 2012. It would be bad form on my part if I didn't start digging up as much info as I could and sharing all that knowledge with you.
In last ... more
[Update: So apparently it is not real. Stupid sexy Voldo!]
Namco Bandai recently pulled an advert for SoulCalibur V after fans complained that it was too offensive. No, it wasn't the magazine page featuring ginormous breasts.... more
Apparently Namco Bandai has taken some pages from the Dead or Alive school of marketing, as this Japanese print ad for SoulCalibur V seems to carry one message -- the game is entirely, completely, utterly about breasts and no... more
What better way to round out the year than by posting a few stills from the upcoming Ace Attorney movie directed by Takashi Miike? I think we've all heard about this project by now; no need to repeat the details all over agai... more
The Indian in the Cupboard is a pack of heartbreaking lies. Bringing little toys to life by tossing them in a box and turning a magic key is never going to happen, and that makes me sad. I'm furious because I can't have a lit... more
New Love Plus is the 3DS sequel to that one DS game where you could form deep, intimate relationships with anime girls. It made some people do crazy things, like marrying their virtual girlfriends.
This video isn't that craz... more
Who doesn't love physical game maps? Anybody own a cloth map? Those were the days. Now, instead of a cloth map, how about a 3D recreation with several monsters figurines roaming the land? Sound good?
Sometime in March, Square... more
The Christmas surprises keep coming! We should count ourselves so lucky!
I've repeated this over and over -- I'm sure you're all quite tired of hearing my pissing and moaning by now -- but this has not been a good year for Me... more
Know what would go well with that new Dream Drop Distance trailer? A side order of Kingdom Hearts collector's statues, that's what!
As part of its Disney Characters Formation Arts Kingdom Hearts II set, Square Enix is releasi... more
This is embarrassing. I've been covering all these little Zelda nuggets, from music and pins to comics and beyond, all to celebrate the series' 25th anniversary, and I completely missed perhaps the coolest item of them all. A... more
Well... that's one solution, I suppose.
To recap, Nintendo acknowledged the game-breaking bug in Skyward Sword and started making plans to correct it. You could mail your hardware to the company directly (ick!), or you could ... more