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7:00 PM on 04.24.2015

Atlus censoring upcoming RPG for western audiences

While publishing our initial report on Dungeon Travelers 2, a PlayStation Vita role-playing game based on an erotic visual novel, I wondered what sort of concessions Atlus would have to make to localize such a game for wester...

Kyle MacGregor

10:16 AM on 04.23.2015

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years getting a remake

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is on its way to Steam next month, Square Enix just announced. The episodic role-playing game takes place nearly two decades after the events of the original Final Fantasy IV. The story follo...

Kyle MacGregor

8:15 PM on 04.22.2015

Bravely Second out now in Japan

Bravely Second: End Layer, the follow-up to last year's Bravely Default, is out now in Japan. Square Enix still hasn't said anything about an international release, in case you were wondering. The publisher didn't believ...

Kyle MacGregor

12:30 PM on 04.22.2015

Shovel Knight unearths April 29 Xbox One launch

Shovel Knight is now available on PlayStation Network, and Destructoid's illustrious reviews tycoon Chris Carter is as fond of the game as ever, giving us the scoop on the new versions and the Kratos boss ...

Kyle MacGregor

11:00 AM on 04.22.2015

Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven ascends to 3DS this June

Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven would be the Game of the Year if we handed out awards to games based on the wit and cunning of their subtitles. Alas, we do not. But we definitely see what you did there, XSEED. So, kudos. The Ni...

Kyle MacGregor

9:30 AM on 04.22.2015

Axiom Verge explores PC starting May 14

Following its recent debut on PlayStation 4, Tom Happ's indie Metroidvania Axiom Verge is wandering to Windows PC on May 14, the developer announced today. Destructoid's Conrad Zimmerman was quite fond of the game, despite so...

Kyle MacGregor

2:30 PM on 04.21.2015

Playism is localizing doujin games for PS4, Vita

Good news for fans of Japanese indie games: Playism is bringing its wares to consoles.  We've known this was happening for a while, but now it's official. The company has announced plans to localize a number of Japanese ...

Kyle MacGregor

2:30 PM on 04.20.2015

Project X Zone 2 is looking all kinds of wonderful

Bandai Namco recently announced Project X Zone 2 for Nintendo 3DS and today we get another look at the upcoming tactical role-playing game with dozens of new screenshots. Bask in their majestic glory. Just like its prede...

Kyle MacGregor

12:00 PM on 04.20.2015

Podtoid 291: Shovel Knight's Yacht Party

This week on Podtoid, Destructoid's videogame podcast, Kyle MacGregor and Laura Kate Dale welcome Shovel Knight artmancer Nick Wozniak and gameplay programmer Ian Flood to the show. The occasion? Our favorite platfo...

Kyle MacGregor

3:00 PM on 04.19.2015

Take a closer look at the gorgeous Star Ocean 5

Square Enix recently unveiled Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, the latest entry in the company's intergalactic role-playing game series, but details on the title have been pretty scarce.  We know it's in developm...

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 PM on 04.17.2015

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim arrives on PC April 28

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim is coming to Windows PC on April 28, XSEED announced today. The role-playing game comes from Nihon Falcom, the studio also known for The Legend of Heroes and the recently localized Brandish: T...

Kyle MacGregor

10:45 AM on 04.17.2015

Ultra Street Fighter IV strikes PlayStation 4 on May 26

Ultra Street Fighter IV is coming to PlayStation 4 on May 26, Sony just announced. Capcom is asking for $24.99 for the latest revision, which comes packaged with all the characters, levels, and DLC created for the fighter sin...

Kyle MacGregor

3:15 PM on 04.16.2015

Podtoid 291 records tonight, with special guest Yacht Club Games!

Shovel Knight is zeroing in on its highly anticipated Xbox One and PlayStation Network launches, so we've decided to invite the fine folks at Yacht Club Games to talk about their creation. We plan to share our opinions on the game, pick the team's brain, and spark some insightful discourse with your listener questions. But we need the questions first! You know what to do.

Kyle MacGregor

12:30 PM on 04.16.2015

That new Halo game is out today on PC and mobile

There's a shiny new Halo game out today on Windows 8 devices, iOS, and Steam. Well, sort of. Halo: Spartan Strike is another top-down shooter in the vein of Halo: Spartan Assault, which probably isn't what you think abou...

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 AM on 04.16.2015

Podtoid 290: Man Milk

On the latest Podtoid, the usual suspects return to discuss milking Brett Makedonski, outlandish alcoholic beverages, sports, airplane engine fires, Applebee's, Polish hotels... Also, videogames. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or listen via direct download. 

Kyle MacGregor

3:00 PM on 04.15.2015

It looks like Suikoden III is coming to PlayStation 3

Suikoden III appears to be on its way to PlayStation Network, as PEGI, Europe's videogame classification board, has issued a rating for Konami's acclaimed PlayStation 2 role-playing game.  Unlike the first pair of S...

Kyle MacGregor

9:30 AM on 04.15.2015

XSEED just released this new PSP RPG in Europe

Brandish: The Dark Revenant is out now across Europe, XSEED Games announced today. It's been more than half a decade since the classic role-playing game was originally remade on PlayStation Portable, but as I said in my revie...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 AM on 04.15.2015

Sexy Layton and Sexy Luke react to going mobile

The Japanese mobile game market is booming and studios are climbing aboard the money train. Take Level-5, for example. The next installments in the Professor Layton and Fantasy Life series are abandoning their homes on Ninte...

Kyle MacGregor

1:45 PM on 04.14.2015

NIS announces a bushel of Atlus games for Europe

Poor European Atlus fans... They're always so upset. I wish I could brighten their day somehow. Oh, hey, what's this? A press release from NIS... Four Atlus titles coming to Europe? Hot damn! Apparently Shin Megami ...

Kyle MacGregor

12:00 PM on 04.14.2015

Atlus USA publishing Vita RPG Dungeon Travelers 2

Atlus USA just announced plans to localize Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal, a PlayStation Vita-exclusive role-playing game "for dungeon crawling fan-service devotees."   ...

Kyle MacGregor

12:30 PM on 04.10.2015

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 creeps to Vita in summer

Resident Evil Revelations 2 is on its way to PlayStation Vita this summer, according to Sony. The Vita version will contain all four episodes packaged with any downloadable content released up to that point, aside from consum...

Kyle MacGregor

10:45 AM on 04.10.2015

Team Ninja developing next Dissidia Final Fantasy

[Update: Here's new trailer for the game, as spotted by community member FlanxLycanth.] Dragon Quest Heroes isn't the only project Square Enix and Koei Tecmo are collaborating on, as the companies just announced Team Ni...

Kyle MacGregor

3:15 PM on 04.09.2015

Podtoid records today, ask us questions

What will we talk about on tonight's episode of Podtoid? I really have no clue.  Ya boy Steven Hansen and I are both playing MLB 15 The Show, but Donski insists nobody wants to hear us talk about that, which means we need your listener questions. Ask them below.

Kyle MacGregor

12:00 PM on 04.07.2015

Level-5 announces Fantasy Life 2... for smartphones

It's a dreadful time to be a Level-5 fan. Or maybe a great one. Dunno. I suppose that all depends on where you exist on this Venn diagram: Level-5 announced Fantasy Life 2 for smartphones today, which probably disp...

Kyle MacGregor

9:30 AM on 04.06.2015

Podtoid 289: Bloodborne Amiibo

This week on Podtoid the cast welcomes special guest Darren Nakamura to discuss Bloodborne, the latest Nintendo news,  Assassin's Creed Chronicles, and the demise of PlayStation Home. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or listen via direct download.

Kyle MacGregor

8:00 PM on 04.03.2015

MLB 15 The Show's best improvement is revenge

SCE San Diego Studio's MLB The Show series has a mode where players can live out fantasies of being a professional baseball player. In "Road to the Show" players can design their own avatars and take them on the long journey ...

Kyle MacGregor

12:00 PM on 04.02.2015

Contest: Win a signed copy of Story of Seasons

[Update: The contest has ended and the winner is projectnew! Congratulations!] Story of Seasons is now available on Nintendo 3DS in North America, and we're celebrating its release with an awesome giveaway. The lovely fo...

Kyle MacGregor

11:15 AM on 04.02.2015

Square Enix announces Dragon Quest Heroes 2

Dragon Quest Heroes II is in production for PS4, Vita, and PS3, Square Enix announced today. Well, that was fast. Square Enix just released Dragon Quest Heroes in Japan a few weeks a ago and the publisher already has a follow...

Kyle MacGregor

5:32 PM on 04.01.2015

Nintendo is bringing Fatal Frame Wii U west in 2015

The latest Fatal Frame game is coming western Wii Us later this year, Nintendo just announced. For months fans were nervous  this wouldn't get localized, but now we have solid confirmation that it will be hitting western shores roughly one year after the original Japanese release.

Kyle MacGregor

5:30 PM on 04.01.2015

Atlus localizing Attack on Titan 3DS game this May

Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is officially on its way to North America and Europe. Atlus USA just formally announced plans to publish the Nintendo 3DS action game as part of today's Nintendo Direct presentation. Expec...

Kyle MacGregor

5:26 PM on 04.01.2015

First look at Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem

It exists! It actually exists! Nintendo and Atlus gave us our first glimpse of Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem today and hot damn does it look sexy. No word on when we can expect it to arrive.

Kyle MacGregor

5:15 PM on 04.01.2015

Yoshi's Woolly World gets super cute yarn amiibo

Good lord, are these Yoshi's Woolly World yarn amiibo adorable! These plush toys will launch alongside the game in the United Kingdom on June 26 and sometime this fall in North America.

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 AM on 04.01.2015

800 Slowpokes escape secret Japanese research lab

At least 800 Slowpokes escaped a secret research facility in Japan's Kagawa Prefecture today, The Udon Journal reports. Officials are asking the public to help researchers capture the creatures as soon as possible. Please be sure to tweet any sightings using the hashtag #sanukiyadon. Beware, 800 Slowpoke on the loose [Kagawa Prefecture Tourism, @UdonkenKanko via Famitsu]

Kyle MacGregor

1:30 PM on 03.31.2015

Atlus USA localizing Nintendo 3DS RPG Stella Glow

Nintendo 3DS role-playing game Stella Glow is coming to the Americas, Atlus just announced.  Players take on the role of Alto, a young knight who must convince Witches throughout the Regnant Kingdom to join his si...

Kyle MacGregor

9:00 PM on 03.30.2015

One simple trick to help you kill Bloodborne invaders

Getting invaded sucks. Chances are, you're going to die. There's a reason you're being invaded. The other player is confident in their ability to slaughter you. They are probably nigh impervious to damage and carrying some s...

Kyle MacGregor

3:00 PM on 03.30.2015

Valkyrie Drive is Marvelous' next Senran Kagura

Marvelous recently announced Valkyrie Drive, a three-pronged multimedia project about teenage girls who can transform into weapons. Now that's taking objectification to a whole new level. In addition to an anime series a...

Kyle MacGregor

4:30 PM on 03.27.2015

Atari's buggy, unfinished Asteroids MMO is out now

Atari has taken a break from bullying indie developers to release Asteroids: Outpost, a gross and twisted cash-in on the beloved space shooter that first delighted arcade patrons in 1979. The "open world sandbox survival game...

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 AM on 03.27.2015

From Software's Shadow Tower hits PSN next week

Before Bloodborne or even Demon's Souls, From Software created Shadow Tower, another dark action role-playing game, which released for the original PlayStation more than 15 years ago. According to the latest episode of the Pl...

Kyle MacGregor

12:30 PM on 03.26.2015

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed hits PC this spring

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed is coming to PC this spring, XSEED Games announced today. The otaku beat-'em-up RPG initially launched on PlayStation 3 and Vita last year, and was well-received by Destructoid's Brit...

Kyle MacGregor

12:15 PM on 03.26.2015

XSEED: Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim coming to PC

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim is coming to PC for the first time in the West, XSEED just announced. Nihon Falcom originally put out the action role-playing game on PC in 2003, but it didn't arrive in North America or Europe un...

Kyle MacGregor