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Jul 24 // Chris Carter

Need for Speed's in-game engine versus real life

Having photorealistic graphics doesn't inherently make a game good, but it sure is nice to look at. The Need for Speed development team shared these photos by way of an interview from Speedhunters, and they look pretty fantas...
Jul 24 // Chris Carter

3D Realms' Bombshell looks...okay

3D Realms is heralding Bombshell as a return to old school shooting, and now we're finally getting to see what the insides look like over time. They've posted this new gameplay video from Quakecon, which shows our heroi...
Jul 24 // Chris Carter

Here's what Street Fighter V looks like, in beta form

[Update: Capcom has provided the following statement to Destructoid: "We apologize for the ongoing issues that users have been experiencing with the SFV beta test. In order to allow us to fix the issues as quickly as po...
Jul 24 // Chris Carter

Splatoon developers were 'worried' about players who reached the level cap quickly

Splatoon is a pretty great shooter, and over time, it's added more modes, weapons, and levels. Next month will see its first major patch to add in better matchmaking, and for now, all of the content given out so far has been ...
Jul 24 // Chris Carter

Xbox One still outsold by everything in Japan, Yo-Kai Watch Busters sells like crazy

4Gamer has gotten their hands on the latest Media Create sales figures in Japan, and they have some interesting results. For starters, Yo-Kai Watch Busters (on 3DS, which has two versions) outsold Arkham Knight roughly four t...
Jul 23 // Chris Carter

The Street Fighter V beta is pooping itself at the moment

Well, I was going to hop on the Street Fighter V beta to whip up some impressions, but it looks like the servers are getting absolutely slammed -- this is why they call it a beta! It kicked off at approximately 9PM ...
Jul 23 // Chris Carter

Will you be buying Super Mario Maker?

I'm very interested in seeing how Super Mario Maker will turn out when it debuts on Wii U later this year. While there have been a lot of people vocally supporting the project, I see a lot of indifference towards it. In ...
Jul 23 // Chris Carter

The main character of Net High still totally looks like Gurren Lagann's Kamina

Net High is coming on November 26 in Japan exclusively for the Vita, and you can take a look at the intro above to get an idea of what to expect. It's a really kooky game overall, as it involves gathering the most Twitt...
Jul 23 // Chris Carter

Nintendo Download: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

The time has finally come -- The Binding of Isaac is hitting Nintendo platforms, on both the Wii U and New 3DS. Also on Wii U is Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria, Canvaleon, The Quiet Collection, DK Jungle Climber...
Jul 23 // Chris Carter

Black Ops II, Red Dead, Skyrim lead the Xbox One backwards compatibility charge

It's time to check in with the great Xbox One backwards compatibility race! It looks like Call of Duty: Black Ops II has taken over the charts, with 78,172 votes at the time of this writing. Read Dead Redemption and...
Jul 23 // Chris Carter

Dates revealed for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's multiplayer beta

Activision has revealed the dates for the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta, which the PS4 platform will be getting first. It will run on August 19 until August 23 for PS4 users, then August 26 through the 30th for...
Jul 23 // Chris Carter

Witcher 3 developers form new studio, Fool's Theory

Some members of CD Projekt Red have moved on to new pastures, forming the studio "Fool's Theory." Work on their new project has already begun, and new info will be coming soon. It is being described as a "daring combination o...
Jul 23 // Chris Carter

Life is Strange Episode Four will debut on July 28

Square Enix has revealed the release date for the fourth episode of Life is Strange, titled Dark Room-- July 28. The above video is a teaser of sorts, but it does contain spoilers, so be warned. The episode is allegedly taki...
Jul 23 // Chris Carter

South African retailer says Mewtwo amiibo is coming in October

I feel like every few weeks a South African retailer spills the beans on a release date for a big gaming item, and this week, it's the Mewtwo amiibo. The online storefront of Raru has revealed a listing for "Mewtwo," set to a...
Jul 23 // Chris Carter

Devil's Third has microtransactions, hopefully they don't ruin the game

More details are coming out for Devil's Third by way of the official website. Evidently, multiplayer has multiple modes (as we've seen in the past), a few of which are Deathmatch, "Cross Fight," and "Carnival." The latter inv...
Jul 22 // Chris Carter

Shani from the original Witcher will likely appear in Witcher 3's Hearts of Stone DLC

Fans of the original Witcher will remember Shani, a friend of Geralt who missed out on the adventures of the second game. Based on this newly minted DLC listing for the Witcher 3 expansions, it looks like she's back. The stor...
Jul 22 // Chris Carter

Sega knows it 'betrayed' fans, admits Atlus taught it how to be better

[Update: Sega provided the following statement to Destructoid today, July 22: "Seeing our fans across the world respond to our recent interview with Famitsu, lets us know we've made the right first step in acknowledging...
Jul 22 // Chris Carter

100% Series Retrospective: Batman: Arkham

As I mentioned in my last update, it's been tough to commit to my Carter's Quest series ever since I took over the role of Reviews Director, as directing reviews takes up nearly all of my time. But every so often, a franchise...
Jul 22 // Chris Carter

League of Legends' massive patch 5.14 is out

Riot Games has updated League of Legends into patch 5.14, which brings about a number of small fixes and some larger adjustments. The biggest changes are easily the Gangplank and Miss Fortune reworks, as well as the UI o...
Jul 22 // Chris Carter

The Odin Sphere remake will have a 'Classic Mode' for purists

Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir is in the works for the PS3, PS4, and Vita, and it will be an HD remake of the original PS2 classic. As such, it will include a "Classic Mode" that will preserve the experience. Vanillaware is adding ...
Jul 22 // Chris Carter

Devil's Third multiplayer actually looks kind of fun

While the first few minutes of this new official Devil's Third trailer looks fairly boring, the multiplayer component, which starts at 2:30, actually seems kind of cool. Like Itagaki has said in the past it's a military...
Jul 22 // Chris Carter

Nintendo announces three Super Mario Maker editions, two come with an amiibo

Super Mario Maker is arriving in just a few months, and Nintendo seems to be kicking up the promotion angle quite a bit. They've just announced that in Europe, it will get three bundles -- one is a 32GB black Wii U with a phy...
Jul 21 // Chris Carter

Heroes of the Storm's Leoric is another unique addition to the entire MOBA genre

Today, Blizzard dropped Leoric the Skeleton King, the newest addition to Heroes of the Storm. He's a melee Warrior with one very intriguing trait, and has a heavy amount of lore to draw upon from the Diablo series. In short, he's a perfect candidate for the game, and Blizzard has been on a roll since debuting Kael'Thas, Johanna, and Butcher respectively.
Jul 21 // Chris Carter

This Nintendo smart phone mockup is pretty rad

Nintendo is jumping into the wide world of mobile, which is something I never would have predicted some time ago. While we speculate on the look and pricepoint of the NX, artist Pierre Cerveau has cooked up a cool lookin...
Jul 21 // Chris Carter

Star Wars Battlefront will be a part of Xbox One's EA Access program

When Star Wars Battlefront is released later this year, EA Access will provide Xbox One owners a way to play it early, Phil Spencer confirms. This is likely similar to their previous early access offerings, which typically pr...
Jul 21 // Chris Carter

Did you ever own or play a Virtual Boy?

On July 21, 1995, 20 years ago today, the Virtual Boy was released in Japan. It was widely considered a failure in just about every respect, and Nintendo pulled sales seven months after it debuted in August of 1995 in the US....
Jul 21 // Chris Carter

This Heroes of the Storm Zeratul play is insanely clutch

Zeratul is frequently banned at high-level play in Heroes of the Storm tournaments, and now you can see why, with this video shared by JJ TheMighty. The top Heroic ability (ultimate) pick is Void Prison, because of...
Jul 21 // Chris Carter

Gangplank gets a new spotlight after League of Legends rework

Gangplank's rework is complete, and he'll be entering into League of Legends arena as a new man. Now instead of Grog Soaked Blade he has Trial by Fire, which periodically powers up his auto-attacks. Now, Parrrley can gr...
Jul 21 // Chris Carter

Samus in Metroid Prime: Federation Force could explain what happened after Prime 3

Ah, Metroid Prime: Federation Force. I suspect that we'll be debating the merits of this game until it launches, when...we'll be able to actually debate for real since it'll be out. Until then, we can only speculate on what t...
Jul 20 // Chris Carter

Nintendo confirms it is publishing Devil's Third Wii U, PC version published by Valhalla

After rumblings that Nintendo of America had dropped Devil's Third (and that XSEED had picked it up), the publisher just confirmed to Destructoid that the game will launch in North America in "quarter four of this year" under...

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