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May 12 // Kyle MacGregor

GungHo: Dreamcast RPG Grandia II coming to Steam

Grandia II is on its way back to PC with a Steam release, GungHo Online just announced. A remastered version of classic Dreamcast role-playing game is in the cards, complete with shiny new HD visuals, keyboard and gamepad sup...
May 12 // Kyle MacGregor

Castlevania successor tops $1 million in under 24 hours

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the newly announced project from Castlevania veteran Koji Igarashi, has pulled in more than $1.3 million on Kickstarter since its unveiling yesterday. In doing so, it's proved (contrary to w...
May 11 // Kyle MacGregor

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years out now on PC

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is now available on PC, and good lord does it look bad. The sequel to the 1991 classic picks up nearly two decades after the its predecessor ends, treading old ground with familiar chara...
May 11 // Kyle MacGregor

Level-5 is terminating Wonder Flick in September

Wonder Flick R will shut down on September 14, Level-5 just announced. Following the mobile RPG's reveal in 2013, Level-5 had some trouble getting the project off the ground. Unfortunately, the studio never managed to make go...
May 10 // Kyle MacGregor

Sega axing various mobile games due to quality concerns

Sega will soon remove a number of its games from mobile marketplaces, the company announced. The company wouldn't say which games will be disappearing or how many, just that a number of them will be pulled from the Google Pla...
May 10 // Kyle MacGregor

Podtoid 294: Croatian Vacation

This week's installment of Podtoid, Destructoid's fast food podcast, is here and ready to captivate your soul. In addition to your weekly update on all things Taco Bell, the cast (Steven, Brett, Laura, and Kyle) discuss Proje...
May 07 // Kyle MacGregor

Japan's most popular indie series arrives in the West

The Japanese indie sensation Touhou has been around for nearly two decades. Since debuting in 1996, the series has transformed from a collection of obscure shoot-'em-ups into a cultural phenomenon, spawning a myriad of deriva...
May 06 // Kyle MacGregor

Koei's Ar Nosurge resonates on PS Vita this July

Gust's Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star is on its way to PlayStation Vita this July. The role-playing game originally debuted on PlayStation 3 late last year, but as anyone familiar with the developer might expect,...
May 06 // Kyle MacGregor

The Misadventures of Tron Bonne out now on PSN

Good news, everyone! Just as we anticipated, The Misadventures of Tron Bonne is indeed coming to PlayStation Network. In fact, it's already arrived! Instead of spending a small fortune on a PS1 copy, you can now get the Mega Man Legends spinoff on PS3, Vita, or PSP just $6. The Misadventures of Tron Bonne [PlayStation Store -- Thanks, Patrick]
May 06 // Kyle MacGregor

More Touhou is coming to PlayStation 4

Touhou seems to be everywhere these days. The series is making its western debut tomorrow. A demo for the next mainline entry isn't too far behind. And even some of the fan-made games are on their way to PlayStation 4. The cu...
May 06 // Kyle MacGregor

Podtoid 293: Konami is bad

The latest episode of Podtoid, Destructoid's videogame news podcast, here and ready to assault your face. This time, Brett, Steven, and yours truly chat about what an absolute trainwreck Konami has become, Silent Hills, other...
May 04 // Kyle MacGregor

Final Fantasy creator promises new RPG, has no ideas for it

After eclipsing the 2 million download mark with its new mobile RPG Terra Battle, Mistwalker was supposed to begin work on a console game based on the same world and characters. Thing is, that hasn't happened yet. T...
May 04 // Kyle MacGregor

Nintendo finally acknowledges its amiibo problem

Nintendo is owning up to the piss-poor state of affairs surrounding its amiibo figures. Today, the company issued an apology to fans, expressing remorse for any frustration its perpetually understocked and mismanaged toy...
May 04 // Kyle MacGregor

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 is now better than ever

If you've ever wanted to experience Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 or wondered what happened to its colorful cast of demon tamers after the credits rolled, now is the time. Atlus is about to unleash Record Breaker, a new version of the 2012 tactical role-playing game that not only improves the title, but expands upon it with a new arc that advances the story.
May 02 // Kyle MacGregor

Touhou makes its western debut on May 7

When it comes to Japanese indie games, there's Touhou and then there's everything else. Over the course of two decades, the property has transformed from an series of obscure bullet hell shooters into a cultural phenomenon. H...
May 02 // Kyle MacGregor

Copyright forces Atlus to rename Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains appears to be having some difficulty coming to Europe, as a copyright claim has forced Atlus to rename the game and delay its release. The publisher didn't provide specifics on when we...
May 01 // Kyle MacGregor

Take another peek at Persona 5

Atlus has been all quiet on the Persona 5 front lately, but today we get another look at the most anticipated game of  the century, courtesy of this Sony-hosted product page. There's a bounty of images to gape at, but we...
Apr 30 // Kyle MacGregor

Mistwalker: Terra Battle console game in the works

Mistwalker's Terra Battle is coming to consoles, the studio announced today. The tactical role-playing game launched on iOS and Android devices last autumn with an intriguing "Download Starter" campaign, promising n...
Apr 30 // Kyle MacGregor

Deep Silver delays Dead Island 2

Dead Island 2 was supposed to release this spring, but that's no longer in the cards, as Deep Silver has announced the open-world zombie game has been delayed until 2016. The publisher and development team at Spec Ops: T...
Apr 30 // Kyle MacGregor

Podtoid 292: Sexy Hamburglar

The latest episode of Podtoid, Destructoid's videogame news podcast, is ready and waiting to be absorbed into your earholes. This time around, Steven, Darren, Brett, and Kyle (that's me!) discuss the virtues of Arby's, JRPGs,...
Apr 29 // Kyle MacGregor

The PSP is still alive and kicking with Class of Heroes 3

The PlayStation Portable may be several centuries old at this point, but people are still making games for it -- or at least localizing stuff that came out in Japan several years ago. Such is the case with Class of Heroes 3, ...
Apr 29 // Kyle MacGregor

Romance Frankenstein, Van Helsing in this Vita game

Your skin is poisonous. It rots and/or melts anything you touch. You haven't seen your pops in two years and live alone in a derelict mansion near London. Then, one day, Royal Guards try to capture you for some reason, and ma...
Apr 28 // Kyle MacGregor

PSN Golden Week sale discounts all the Japanese games

Over in Japan, it's Golden Week, a national celebration spanning four holidays that doubles as the country's biggest travel and shopping season of the year. What does that mean for us? Sales! Yes, thanks to Sony, we can get i...
Apr 28 // Kyle MacGregor

Review: Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart

Falling in love with potential can be dangerous. A mistake people make far too often when forging new relationships is placing undue expectations on others. People grow and change, but it's impossible to know how or when that...
Apr 24 // Kyle MacGregor

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...
Apr 23 // Kyle MacGregor

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...
Apr 22 // Kyle MacGregor

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...
Apr 22 // Kyle MacGregor

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 ...
Apr 22 // Kyle MacGregor

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...
Apr 22 // Kyle MacGregor

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...






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