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New releases: Monkey around in Donkey Kong 3D photo
New releases: Monkey around in Donkey Kong 3D
by Fraser Brown

For the love of god, somebody get me a 3DS. I made the unfortunate mistake of backing the wrong Nintendo console, grabbing a Wii U late last year, when I should have put my eggs in the portable basket. Now I'm not able to play the fantastic Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, and I feel absolutely terrible. 

Along with Donkey Kong, a few other choice morsels launch this week. Resident Evil Revelations makes the move from the 3DS to home consoles; The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing sees the eponymous hero hunt monsters in a gothic-noir fantasy universe; Call of Juarez goes back to its western roots in Gunslinger; and the Wii U gets a bunch of ports. Lucky me. 

Anything making you short of breath this week?

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1:00 PM on 05.18.2013

NPD: Injustice and Dead Island lead sales in April

[DC zombie sculpts by Casey Love Designs] The NPD Group released US sales data for April 2013 two days ago, but a complete lack of enthusiasm on the part of the Destructoid staff has delayed our posting it. Not our fault! Loo...

Tony Ponce

7:30 AM on 05.01.2013

This LEGO Breaking Bad videogame concept is incredible

A concept trailer has emerged for a LEGO Breaking Bad videogame, and it's everything a series fan could want. Featuring everything from Walter White's signature blue meth in LEGO cube form to the always entertaining bickerin...

Chris Carter

3:00 AM on 05.01.2013

Galactus is coming for you in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

The next game to get the LEGO treatment is Marvel, and this new teaser trailer for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes shows off some of the 100 characters you'll be playing with. The teaser also ends with Galactus's giant shadowing ec...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 AM on 04.26.2013

LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes out now on iOS

LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes is now available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. The game offers both a classic or use the new touch screen specific control scheme. You can also unlock characters the normal way or...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins photo
Review: LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins
by Chris Carter

LEGO City Undercover for the Wii U, despite a heap of technical issues, brought a ton of charm to the platform. The fully voice acted experience was not without its camp and cheese factor, but ultimately it provided a fun open world experience for fans who were longing for a new Wii U game to play.

Enter the portable version, titled The Chase Begins for the Nintendo 3DS. It tells the story of super-cop Chase McCain before he was, in fact, a super-cop. As a companion to the Wii U version, it had the opportunity to augment the console package, and possibly push the brand into new territory.

Instead, it's a step down in nearly every way.

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Preview: First look at LEGO Marvel Super Heroes photo
Preview: First look at LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
by Abel Girmay

Just when you thought they were out of good licenses to adapt for LEGO videogames, they pull one back in. Among others, we've explored the adventures of Indiana Jones, the far away galaxy of Star Wars, and the hallowed halls of DC.

Now, TT Games jumps ship to the realm of the god of thunder, the merc with the mouth, and your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Just recently we got to see an early look at the game, and it's none too shabby.

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3:30 PM on 03.19.2013

Nintendo will have 3DS XL and games for sale at PAX East

Nintendo is bringing a ton of stuff to their booth at PAX East this weekend. On the Wii U, fans can check out Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, LEGO City Undercover, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Need for Speed Most Wanted U, Wii Str...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



New releases: LEGO City: Undercover gets built photo
New releases: LEGO City: Undercover gets built
by Fraser Brown

Underneath my gruff exterior beats the heart of a kid obsessed with LEGO. Even now, if I see some of those little bricks, I drop what I'm doing, and start building, ignoring whoever else is in the room. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that I'm pretty excited for LEGO City: Undercover, which drops this week along with a whole bunch of other games.

Set in an open world and story-based, it sounds like my cup of tea, especially since my favorite LEGO game has to be LEGO Batman 2. And come on, the hero is called Chaise McCain, the name I wish I was now blessed with.

Along with the tiny brick goodness, a slew of other games launch this week. Gears of War: Judgement is a thing, and will undoubtedly feature shooting and steroids; fighting giant monsters refuses to go out of style in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate; The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct appears, and still looks terrible; and the Wii U gets a Need for Speed game. All this a more falls from the skies this week.

What are you grabbing? 

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7:00 AM on 03.18.2013

LEGO City Undercover 3DS builds an April release date

If you're itching to explore the open world of LEGO City Undercover and don't have a Wii U, there's hope yet, as the prequel, titled Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins is headed to to the 3DS on April 26th. This is an en...

Chris Carter

7:30 AM on 03.15.2013

LEGO City Undercover eShop requires external hard drive

Nintendo already blundered the original Wii U in terms of hard drive space, as the system couldn't even fit one of its major titles at launch without an external hard drive. My issue is that although most of us know how to bu...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 03.12.2013

LEGO City Undercover shows off its vehicles and disguises

It's been a while since I've had a new full retail game to play on my Wii U, so I'm excited to check out what LEGO City Undercover has to offer. Nintendo seems to have it covered here, with footage of all the wacky vehicles ...

Chris Carter







Review: LEGO City Undercover photo
Review: LEGO City Undercover
by Jim Sterling

TT Games has enjoyed years of success turning licensed properties into LEGO adventures. In many ways, it seems like quite an easy gig -- simply take an existing license, be it Batman or Lord of the Rings, and give it a makeover with colorful bricks and slapstick humor. What could be simpler? What, indeed, could go wrong?

Considering it sits comfortably on a sweet gravy train, one has to respect TT for being bold enough to eschew an established license and try something more original with LEGO City Undercover. Based instead on one of LEGO's own toylines, TT has more creative freedom than once it did -- but with that freedom comes a greater accountability and less brand recognition, as well as a need to craft its own story, characters, and universe with which to succeed. 

Fortunately for TT, the gamble paid off. Mostly.

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2:45 PM on 02.26.2013

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes targeting Wii U in spring

Later this Spring, TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be putting out a Wii U version of last year's LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, which was something of a departure from the franchise with its full voi...

Jordan Devore



No license? No problem! LEGO City: Undercover preview photo
No license? No problem! LEGO City: Undercover preview
by Abel Girmay

The LEGO videogame series has been around for some time, with its most popular incarnations definitely being the most recent licensed titles. Much like an artist that has been making music for more than five years, a series has to change, in sometimes unexpected ways, to avoid irrelevance while retaining the heart of what makes it great.

Coming off of LEGO Batman 2, the series' first foray into an open world, LEGO City: Undercover definitely runs with the idea to good effect. How good? Well that remains to be seen come launch, but so far, damn good.

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11:00 PM on 02.14.2013

Let's make this FTL LEGO set a reality

Videogame LEGO sets are great; just last week we saw a terrific fan-made BioShock set that really impressed me. On a totally different scale, these neat little FTL - Faster Than Light sets show off a range of the ships f...

Alasdair Duncan