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Jun 14 // Jonathan Holmes

First look at Ryu in Super Smash Bros for the 3DS

After struggling with the servers for over an hour, I finally managed to download Ryu on the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros.. The Wii U eShop is still kicking me out, so if you're current among the millions trying to downlo...
Jun 14 // Jonathan Holmes

Smash Bros. for the Wii U will get online tournaments in August

Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS was released in Japan on Sept. 13th 2014. Almost a year later, the Wii U version of the game will get a selection of new online tournament options. I don't know whether to applaud Nintendo for co...
Jun 14 // Jonathan Holmes

The R.O.B. amiibo will get region specific paint jobs

It looks like you amiibo completionists will have to do some importing in the near future. According to Amiibo News, the upcoming amiibo based on R.O.B. will come in both NES gray and Famicom red and white.  I've always ...
Jun 14 // Jonathan Holmes

Ryu, Roy, and all the other leaked Smash DLC available now

Just as we suspected, Ryu, Roy, Lucas, Mii Fighter costumes based on characters from Splatoon, Virtua Fighter, Tekken, some new stages, and more new content are all available right now on Smash Bros. for the Wii U and the 3D...
Jun 14 // Jonathan Holmes

Nintendo's pre-E3 Smash 4 Stream starts at 10:40 AM EST

The news about Ryu, Roy, the old Kirby stage from Smash N64, new trophies, songs, and Mii outfits all coming to Super Smash Bros. leaked yesterday, but there are still many details about this DLC left to be uncovered, a...
Jun 13 // Jonathan Holmes

Splatoon Splatfest promo is really just a Squid Sisters music video

Splatoon's first U.S. Splatfest is set to launch on June 20th, and Nintendo wants you to get invovled. For those whodon't know, the Splatfest is sort of like the Everybody Votes! Wii Channel of old, but instead of casting yo...
Jun 13 // Jonathan Holmes

Destructoid and Destructive Creations talk about Hatred: Part 2

I've heard a few people say that part 1 of our interview with Destructive Creations, the developers of Hatred, was "surprisingly fair". It's a shame that some have come to expect that this website, or any other gaming site, w...
Jun 13 // Jonathan Holmes

More info about Ryu in Super Smash Bros. trickles in

In the long and illustrious history of pre-E3 info leaks, this may be the leak that has leaked harder than any other leak. Not only did people find the data for three new Smash 4 characters in a recent Japanese update, they'...
Jun 12 // Jonathan Holmes

Destructoid and Destructive Creations talk about Hatred: Part 1

For better or worse, many in the gaming world might have come to take Destructoid for granted. If you follow gaming closely enough to know who we are, then you've probably also formed a general opinion about us, and regardles...
Jun 07 // Jonathan Holmes

Sup Holmes races the next Penelope with Aurelien Regard

[Update: Thanks for watching everybody! It was a great episode, filled with lighthearted jokes, occasional swearing, and a extremely seductive French accent. Make sure to check out the rerun in the coming days if you like an...
Jun 07 // Jonathan Holmes

Being sore about Skyward Sword inspired a great comic book

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] A couple of weeks ago on S...
Jun 07 // Jonathan Holmes

Chickensword is fast, funny, and furious

As a comedic tool, juxtaposition can cut both ways. Was Attack of the Killer Tomatoes a cheap "opposite day joke" one-note-tune of a film, or an adorable commitment to pushing a ridiculous concept past the point of reason? L...
Jun 07 // Jonathan Holmes

Reggie wanted The Binding of Isaac on 3DS all along

[Update: We added some samples from the magazine in the gallery, including a look at both sides of that double-sided Splatoon poster, featuring some original art by Anita Sarkeesian Thor Thorvaldson. It's really good!] The Bi...
May 31 // Jonathan Holmes

Sup Holmes++ goes live with N++ creators Metanet Software

[Update: Show's over everybody! It was great. Rerun should be up soon. Here's a fun talk with Mare and Raigan to hold you over in the meantime. Love that "jobby".] "Why the heck are so many indie puzzle platformers, Pa?" If ...
May 31 // Jonathan Holmes

Dragon Quest VIII is looking good on the 3DS

When it was first released on the PS2 in 2004, Dragon Quest VIII defiantly stood apart from the sea of pseudo-realistic, cut scene heavy RPGs and action games that largely populated the console at that time. It aspired ...
May 31 // Jonathan Holmes

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer costs 4,000 Yen in Japan

When we first heard about Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, it was easy to look at it as a stop gap measure to satiate people's hunger for more of the series that would also work to cash in on the current amiibo craze. F...
May 31 // Jonathan Holmes

Monster Hunter X looks to make the action fun for everyone

The Monster Hunter series remains huge in Japan, but it's still more of a cult hit everywhere else. The combat system probably has a lot to do with that. On the surface, it's pretty disempowering. Players are likely to feel ...
May 31 // Jonathan Holmes

Chibi Robo gets a 2D action platformer on 3DS and an amiibo

Love 'em or hate 'em, the power of amiibo is undeniable. Case in point, I spoke to several people this last Friday that had just happily picked up the newly released Splatoon amiibo, but were planning to pass on the game its...
May 28 // Jonathan Holmes

Surprise! Adventures of Pip bumped up to June 4, 2015

Breaking News! I just received a top secret communique via the World Wide Web that reads as follows ~ "Due to popular demand & the magic of @NintendoAmerica, Adventures of Pip will launch on #WiiU early: June 4!" Destruc...
May 26 // Jonathan Holmes

This Space Jam/Splatoon audio mashup almost makes me not hate Space Jam

You know how a lot of Star Wars fans dislike Jar Jar Binks? As a life long Loony Tunes fan, that's exactly how I felt about Space Jam when I first saw it, back when it was originally released in theaters. I was pretty s...
May 24 // Jonathan Holmes

Sup Holmes hears a hundred voices with Stephanie Sheh

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] [Update: Show's over folks...
May 24 // Jonathan Holmes

1001 Spikes Wii U patch offers new control options and Off-TV play

Last April, Nicalis announced that I'll be a character in 1001 Spikes someday. As you might imagine, that announcement has changed the way my brain works. "Is today the day that I get to play as myself alongside Jonathan Blow...
May 22 // Jonathan Holmes

Til Morning's Light, Skullgirls, and Sailor Moon actresses stream tonight

[Til Morning's Light is a new horror adventure title from WayForward and Amazon Game Studios, bringing together talent from titles such as Aliens: Infestation, Skullgirls, and... Sailor Moon? We've got a v...
May 22 // Jonathan Holmes

Splatoon features Nintendo's best use of amiibo yet

Day one DLC is a tricky thing. If it's too good, people will howl that it should have been in the stand alone game at launch. If it sucks, then you can bet your sweet bippy that dogs will hunt. All of that goes triple for an...
May 17 // Jonathan Holmes

Sup Holmes braids a second quest with David Hellman

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] [Update: Show's over every...
May 17 // Jonathan Holmes

Trigger looks to examine the PTSD process from the inside out

Amy Dentata is a game developer's game developer, though her next project doesn't look like it's made to appeal strictly to game design theorist. Trigger is a visual novel about suffering from PTSD and the process of discover...
May 17 // Jonathan Holmes

Adam Tierney and Mariel Cartwright on the evolution of Til Morning's Light

[Til Morning's Light is a new horror adventure title from WayForward and Amazon Game Studios, bringing together talent from titles such as Aliens: Infestation, Skullgirls, and... Sailor Moon? We've got a v...
May 17 // Jonathan Holmes

[Spoilers] Splatoon timeline partially revealed through unlockables

The image above is not the official Splatoon timeline. It's a goof created by a fan. Still, it shows that some people are already invested enough in the game to start pondering where it fits in the larger Nintendo universe, d...
May 16 // Jonathan Holmes

What if Twitter was a Real Life Party? Video games and violence

One of the great things about the Internet is the limitless opportunity for social interaction it provides. While it always saddens me to see people use Twitter and other social media tools for the primary purpose of putting...
May 15 // Jonathan Holmes

Til Morning's Light is a smart take on traditional survival horror

[Til Morning's Light is a new horror adventure title from WayForward and Amazon Game Studios, bringing together talent from titles such as Aliens: Infestation, Skullgirls, and... Sailor Moon? We've got a variety of exclusive ...

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