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10:30 AM on 03.10.2014

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has sold over 1.1M

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has passed 1.1M worldwide sales since its January 2013 release. Which maybe doesn't seem like that much with Tomb Raider needing five times that for profitability and unfinished games like...

Steven Hansen


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12:00 PM on 12.01.2013

Cyber Monday Deal: Ni No Kuni for $9.99

If you haven't had your fill of Black Friday deals, then Namco Bandai might just have a few more to keep you busy over the long winter drought. Over at their CLUB NAMCO store, a few deals are currently running and are good th...

Wesley Ruscher

7:00 AM on 08.28.2013

Layton series has sold over 15 million units

Level-5 has kicked the fans in the collective nuts with the complete tonal shift that is Layton 7. That must mean the games are on their last legs and can no longer make bank on Nintendo handhelds alone, right? Not likely if ...

Tony Ponce

11:30 AM on 06.25.2013

Amazon discounts Ni no Kuni, Uncharted PS3 bundle

In today's game-centric Gold Box event on Amazon, latecomers can nab the 250GB PlayStation 3 with Uncharted 3 bundle for $250 ($49.99 off) as well as deals throughout the day including everyone's favorite JRPG Ni no...

Jordan Devore

7:45 PM on 04.11.2013

There may be hope yet for a Ni No Kuni DS localization

For months now, fans, or prospective fans who don't own a PS3, have been clamoring for a localization of the DS version of Ni No Kuni, which Namco Bandai shut down to due "translation issues and costs regarding the Wizard's C...

Chris Carter

1:45 PM on 04.08.2013

Amazon and Target have Ni no Kuni for $40

This is the day I've been waiting for. Level 5's Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch started the year off right all the way back in January and some of us who missed out on the well-received role-playing game have been ...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 03.18.2013

Jimquisition: Innovation - Gaming's Snake Oil

There's nothing wrong with a game that innovates. There's everything wrong with a game that goes out of its way to innovate without reason. Like any tool, innovation is neither good nor bad, and it has its specific uses. How...

Jim Sterling



Ten psychedelic freakouts and hallucinations in games photo
Ten psychedelic freakouts and hallucinations in games
by Taylor Stein

Have you ever heard the saying, we're all a little bit crazy? I don't know about you, but "a little bit" might be an understatement, especially within the world of videogames. While virtual protagonists often reflect the absolute best that humanity has to offer, heroes have their fair share of mental afflictions. The body is easy to heal, but the mind is much more fragile. Whether super-powered or ordinary, no individual can bear the weight of the world indefinitely without feeling the pressure. Talk about tons of baggage.

Mysterious pasts, the deaths of loved ones, and foreboding prophecies are just the tip of the iceberg in the realm of gaming. It's no wonder so many champions of justice experience some form of mental collapse. From nightmares and hallucinations, to visions and delusions, it's pretty safe to say that craziness is not uncommon. All it takes is a catalyst to re-open a deep fear, doubt, or memory, and BOOM we as the players get to take a trip down illusionary lane complete with peculiar happenings, bizarre plot twists and more.

Below are some of my favorite dreams and moments of insanity from videogames with a varied mix of hilarity, abruptness, and even moments of trepidation. Warning there are some minor spoilers throughout.

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Ni No Kuni is offering a free Draggle familiar DLC today photo
Ni No Kuni is offering a free Draggle familiar DLC today
by Chris Carter

It's a free DLC-fest for the PlayStation Network today, as Draggle, the adorable guy pictured above, is dropping for free on the PSN.

If you aren't familiar with how Ni No Kuni works, it's basically like Pokémon. Around eight hours into the game, you'll gain the ability to catch and train familiars, which function as party members.

Draggle is one of those creatures, offered up today as free DLC. To redeem him (or any DLC), go to the Temple of Trials in the Shimmering Sands desert on the southern portion of the map.

Walk up to the Great Sage and redeem the ticket -- simple! If you need more tips, check out my mini-guide here.

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10:15 AM on 02.04.2013

Ni no Kuni is #1 in the UK, sold out in many shops

I guess a lot of grown-up "mature" gamers, who complained that Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was too "kiddy," were blowing smoke out their asses and bought the Level-5 RPG anyway. According to GfK Chart-Track's UK Top ...

Tony Ponce

1:15 PM on 01.30.2013

Dear Ni no Kuni fans, your help is urgently required!

Seriously guys ... do you know where we can find something brown and sticky? Brown and sticky?

Jim Sterling





11:00 PM on 01.25.2013

Boob Wars: Colonial Marines, HD Wind Waker & RIP THQ

Hey gang, here's the recording of today's live Destructoid Show! Nintendo Direct happened, so we talked about all of that, and SimCity has new curved roads in it, I hope you're ready for that. That new Aliens: Colonial ...

Max Scoville

5:55 PM on 01.25.2013

Namco Bandai responds to Ni no Kuni LE order issues

Namco Bandai handed Destructoid an official statement on the Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Wizard's Edition order issue we've been following these past few days. It is as follows: Namco Bandai Games America ...

Dale North

3:15 PM on 01.25.2013

Ni no Kuni Wizard's Edition orders issues abound [update]

[Update: As you can see from our comments section below, this has been a messy issue. It got nasty when word got out that one buyer got over 200 copies and is now selling them on eBay. Disgusting. Thanks to our readers for in...

Dale North

7:30 PM on 01.23.2013

I helped a girl take a piss in Ni No Kuni

It wouldn't be fair to say that Ni No Kuni has a specific urination quest. It's more of a side story or side effect of a larger task, if you will.  Nevertheless, when I came upon this girl who needed to whiz, I immediate...

Niero Gonzalez

9:15 PM on 01.22.2013

The Elder Scrolls Online & Electronic Child Molesters!

Here's today's Destructoid Show! Lots of cool stuff today, and some stupid crappy stuff. Sounds like a regular ol' Tuesday, huh? The Elder Scrolls Online has started beta signups, Ralph Nader called video games a mean name, Resident Evil Revelations is coming to consoles and PC, and Ni No Kuni got reviewed! Also, Dead Space 3 has some smelly little microtransactions in it.

Max Scoville