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Jul 28 // Kyle MacGregor

Dragon Quest X now coming to Nintendo NX, PS4 (Update)

[Update: Speaking to IGN, Square Enix backpedaled, saying NX is only "under consideration."] In addition to revealing Dragon Quest XI, Square Enix just announced a pair of new platforms for its predecessor. Dragon Quest ...
Jul 28 // Kyle MacGregor

Dragon Quest XI announced for PS4, 3DS, NX (Update)

[Update:  Speaking to IGN, Square Enix backpedaled, saying NX is only "under consideration."] Square Enix just officially announced Dragon Quest XI, the next mainline title in the publisher's storied role-playing ga...
Jul 28 // Kyle MacGregor

Dragon Quest Heroes II debuts spring 2016

Dragon Quest Heroes II is launching in Japan next spring, Square Enix just announced. The publisher announced the new action title back in April, not long after the first game's Japanese release topped charts with more than 5...
Jul 27 // Kyle MacGregor

Review: Lost Dimension

It wasn't long before I realized my adventure in Lost Dimension wasn't going to end terribly well. My comrades and I were turning on one another, agreeing to sacrifice a teammate at the behest of our sworn enemy. None of...
Jul 26 // Kyle MacGregor

The Street Figher V beta is still kind of a mess

This weekend's Street Fighter V beta could be described as many things. Smooth isn't one of them. Players have struggled to get past the start screen since the beta launched Thursday evening, and those that have actually mana...
Jul 26 // Kyle MacGregor

Podtoid 300: Randy Pitchford's Little Asshole

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. The newest episode of Podtoid is here and ready to caress your ear holes with the latest, sexiest video game news and whatever inane nonsense Destructoid editors enjoy talking about.
Jul 25 // Kyle MacGregor

Report: China ending nationwide console ban

China is lifting nationwide restrictions on video game consoles, The Wall Street Journal reports. The nation eased the embargo last year by allowing console manufacturers to operate in Shanghai's free-trade zone, leading to M...
Jul 25 // Kyle MacGregor

Nintendo is cancelling Wii U TVii this August

It's with a heavy heart that I must tell you that the Wii U's strange television guide Nintendo TVii is shutting down on August 11, an announcement that is sure to sadden dozens around the globe. The service began on the heel...
Jul 25 // Kyle MacGregor

Red Ash prototype footage looks pretty rough

Red Ash hasn't become an overnight success for Comcept. Unlike Mighty No. 9, the project is struggling to meet its $800,000 Kickstarter goal, having raised just over half that with 9 days to go. With the clock winding down, Comcept is trying to turn the campaign's fortunes around, announcing a potential PlayStation 4 release and sharing some early footage of a pre-alpha prototype.
Jul 24 // Kyle MacGregor

Atlus localizing Odin Sphere HD remake in 2016

Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is coming to the Americas sometime next year, Atlus confirmed today. The high-definition remake of Vanillaware's gorgeous PlayStation 2 role-playing game was unveiled earlier this week. On top of...
Jul 24 // Kyle MacGregor

Resident Evil Revelations 2 hits PS Vita Aug. 18

Months after bringing Resident Evil Revelations 2 to Windows PC and consoles, Capcom is finally delivering the PlayStation Vita version on August 18, Sony announced via the PlayStation Blog. The portable edition will be a dig...
Jul 24 // Kyle MacGregor

Persona 4: Dancing All Night gets a release date

Persona 4: Dancing All Night launches in North America on September 29, Atlus has confirmed. The rhythm game has been out in Japan since late June and is planned for an autumn release in Europe, where NIS America is handling ...
Jul 24 // Kyle MacGregor

Spike Chunsoft, Tri-Ace team up to make an RPG

Zero Escape and Danganronpa studio Spike Chunsoft is teasing a collaboration with Tri-Ace, the company behind Square Enix's much loved Star Ocean and Valkyrie Profile franchises. The countdown site doesn't give a lot to go on...
Jul 23 // Kyle MacGregor

Rise of the Tomb Raider coming to PC, PS4 in 2016

Rise of the Tomb Raider will be shedding its Xbox exclusivity next year, coming to PC sometime in early 2016 and PlayStation 4 later on during the holidays, Square Enix just announced. The title is currently planned for a November 10, 2015 launch on Xbox One and Xbox 360, which gives Microsoft a full year before Lara Croft's latest adventure winds up on a competing console.
Jul 23 // Kyle MacGregor

Hatsune Miku joins Persona 4: Dancing All Night

In case you were wondering just how long it would take for Sega and Atlus to finally cross streams, Hatsune Miku is making a guest appearance in Persona 4: Dancing All Night. The digital diva will perform a remix of "Hea...
Jul 22 // Kyle MacGregor

Review: Onechanbara Z2: Chaos

Onechanbara Z2: Chaos is a game that wraps its identity around sex and violence like few others. This is, of course, nothing new for the series. Styling itself after exploitation films, Onechanbara has survived for over a dec...
Jul 19 // Kyle MacGregor

Capcom reveals first new Street Fighter V character

Today at EVO 2015, just before kicking off the final round of Ultra Street Fighter IV competitions, Capcom unveiled the first of four new fighters joining the roster of Street Fighter V. His name is Necalli, a wild-looking grappler who -- Aw hell, just watch the damn trailer.
Jul 19 // Kyle MacGregor

Guilty Gear Xrd player stands up too early, loses

Today's top story from EVO came from a Guilty Gear Xrd match between Woshige and Ogawa. After pulling off a comeback victory in the second round, Woshige mistakenly thought he'd won the match in its entirety. He stood up and ...
Jul 19 // Kyle MacGregor

Jamie Lee Curtis cosplayed as Vega at EVO

Cool mom (and actor) Jamie Lee Curtis attended EVO this weekend in Las Vegas, taking her Street Fighter fanatic son to the tournament to celebrate his recent high school graduation. Not only did they go, but the whole family ...
Jul 19 // Kyle MacGregor

Yo-Kai Watch Busters is selling like gangbusters

Yo-Kai Watch Busters, unsurprisingly, was the top-selling game in Japan the other week, notching over 693,000 physical sales in its debut, according to the latest data from Media Create. The Nintendo 3DS exclusive is the late...
Jul 19 // Kyle MacGregor

Watch the EVO 2015 finals right here

It's the last day of EVO 2015, the largest fighting game tournament of the year, and if you haven't yet tuned in to catch any of this weekend's action, now would be the perfect time to do so. Starting with Guilty Gear Xr...
Jul 19 // Kyle MacGregor

Itagaki blames negative Devil's Third previews on player skill

The situation surrounding a North American release for Devil's Third remains precarious, but it's launching next month in Europe, where critics recently got some hands-on time with the game. The reaction thus far has been ove...
Jul 18 // Kyle MacGregor

Street Fighter V DLC can be unlocked for free

During a Street Fighter V panel at EVO today, Capcom announced a shift in strategy for the series. The publisher is moving away from its long-standing pattern of releasing a major disc-based update to the latest version of th...
Jul 18 // Kyle MacGregor

Shenmue 3 raises over $6.3 million on Kickstarter

The crowdfunding campaign for Shenmue 3 has drawn to a close, raising a total of $6,333,295. That sum makes the project the most funded video game campaign in the history of Kickstarter, beating out the previous record holder...
Jul 18 // Kyle MacGregor

PSN weekend flash sale discounts sci-fi games

Sony is hosting a science fiction-themed flash sale on PlayStation Network this weekend. Here are some of the deals that caught my eye: Jamestown+ ($4.80) Resonance of Fate ($5) Metal Gear Rising - Ultimate Edition ($7....
Jul 18 // Kyle MacGregor

Onechanbara Z2: Chaos hits Europe next month

Onechanbara Z2: Chaos is coming to Europe sooner than anticipated. After NIS initially announced the sexed up zombie slaying game for an autumn release, the publisher has revised those plans, saying the PlayStation 4 exclusive is now targeting an August 28 launch. In the meantime, XSEED is bringing the title to North America this Tuesday, July 21.
Jul 18 // Kyle MacGregor

Watch day two of EVO 2015 right here

EVO 2015, the largest fighting game tournament in the world, is back for round two today. The day's competitions begin with the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U semifinals along with Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, Killer Instinct, and Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- pools. For the full rundown of what happened yesterday, check out our recap.
Jul 17 // Kyle MacGregor

EVO 2015 is underway, catch all the action here

EVO 2015, the largest fighting game tournament of the year, has begun. Get hype! Kicking off today's competitions are pools for Ultra Street Fighter IV, Super Smash Bros. (both Melee and Wii U), Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and T...
Jul 17 // Kyle MacGregor

EVO attendee steals PS Vita dev kit from Atlus

Word on the ground at EVO is a PlayStation Vita has gone missing from Atlus USA's booth. Thing is, the hijacked machine happens to be a traceable dev kit, which can be deactivated remotely. The exhibitors say "all will be for...
Jul 16 // Kyle MacGregor

Story of Seasons is XSEED's fastest-seller ever

Story of Seasons has sold more than 100,000 units in North America since its March 31 release, XSEED Games revealed today, trumpeting the farming sim as its fasting-selling game thus far. The announcement follows one made in ...

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