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Doujin hack-and-slash coming to PS4 this month

Doujinsoft studio Zenith Blue's Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae is coming to PlayStation 4 in North America on February 16, Japanese indie game publisher Playism announced today via the PlayStation Blog. A word of warning, as someone who played the P...   read

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Here's your first look at Senran Kagura creator's new Vita game in action

Well now, this looks wild. That was my initial impression of Uppers, the latest game from XSEED parent Marvelous. With its over-the-top street fighting, the new brawler has a bit of a Yakuza feel to it. You know, if Yakuza were c...   read


Contest: Croixleur Sigma (PS4)

If Kyle's awesome write-up got you salivating, then do I have a treat for you! The awesome folks at Souvenir Circ. and Playism have given us 10 codes for Croixleur Sigma on PS4. Why? To gift to you lovelies, of course. What is this game you...   read

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Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is still happening, here's the latest footage

Shaq made good on his word and debuted the Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn trailer last night at The Game Awards, and it's...something. While the developers have maintained that it will feature one-on-one fighting, it seems to also be a beat-...   read

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Senran Kagura PC

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus PC makeover is primed for summer 2016

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus is bouncing to Windows PC next summer, XSEED just announced. The PlayStation Vita brawler burst onto the Japanese scene in early 2013 before arriving in the West last October. Now, XSEED hopes to expose a new a...   read

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Review: Zombie Vikings
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Review: Zombie Vikings

Comedy is as diverse as the world around it. Some people love Larry the Cable Guy. Others prefer Louis C.K. But one thing is for sure: not every comedian is for every person. The thing that makes you laugh may not make me laugh or might eve...   read

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Senran Kagura

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson out now for 3DS

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson, the latest entry in Marvelous and XSEED Games' bawdy action franchise, is now available for Nintendo 3DS in North America. The new release is available via the eShop for $39.99, as well as in the subtly n...   read

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Randall preview
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Meddle in the affairs of others, control their minds in Randall

Clerks has a scene where Randal Graves, an irresponsible and indifferent video store employee, tells a customer that he finds it best to stay out of other people's affairs. The laissez-faire approach isn't a noble attempt to keep ...   read

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Zombie Vikings preview
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Zombie Vikings brings humorous brawler action to the Norse landscape

When people think of the beat-'em-up genre, they most likely recall the dimly-light streets of an urban metropolis filled with thugs and other roughnecks looking to cause trouble. While there are some other notable titles that move away fro...   read

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Curses N Chaos Review
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Review: Curses 'N Chaos

I've played Curses 'N Chaos at two consecutive PAX conventions, and have come away impressed each time. Part of it was due to their show floor setup of giant arcade cabinets. However, the biggest draw of the game was its simplicity, bo...   read

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Sega 3D Classics

3D Streets of Rage 2 is a return to classic brawler action

Growing up, one of my favorite genres was the side-scrolling beat-'em-up. From Final Fight to Double Dragon, I was quite fond of the action found in traveling through different stages and kicking the asses of gang members and thugs that had...   read

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Super Dungeon Bros

Super Dungeon Bros plays like garbage, with humor to match

Unnecessary negativity is a blight, especially for writers. It can poison the mind and alienate the reader; a cancerous state of mind that serves nobody. Personally, I try and avoid it whenever possible. That mentality does me no favors. No...   read

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Devolver Digital

Mother Russia Bleeds is a brutal throwback to classic brawlers

One of my favorite types of games from back in the day was the side-scrolling beat-'em-up. Though the sub-gene has sorta evolved into more standard and narrative-based action games, I still feel there's more to be done with these games in t...   read

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Japanese indie games!

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 indie games for...   read

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Valkyrie Drive

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 and mobile app, ...   read

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Senran Kagura
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Senran Kagura sticks tongue through cheek with jiggling website, fake boob-based consoles

We're a day away from Senran Kagura: Estival Versus' Japanese release on PS4 and Vita. I stumbled upon this page of the series' website, which is to say someone linked to it, gobsmacked, on Twitter, where I clicked on it and the page joine...   read

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Review: Bladestorm: Nightmare

Bladestorm: Nightmare is not a Dynasty Warriors game. That bit of information might be good or bad news, depending which side of the fence one falls on with regard to Tecmo Koei's long-running brawler series. At the same time, though, ...   read

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Senran Kagura 2
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Senran Kagura 2 bounces westward this summer

Once upon a time, XSEED seemed pretty cagey about publishing the Senran Kagura games. Nowadays the plucky localization studio can't seem to bring the danged things over fast enough. Yes, you probably read the headline where I typed Senran ...   read

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Toto Temple Deluxe
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Headbutting for goats in Toto Temple Deluxe!

For better or worse, sometimes you just have a hankerin’ to steal a goat. Those of us at PAX East with said craving headed over to Toto Temple Deluxe, which delivered goat-stealing gameplay in a fast-paced keep-away brawler fashion. &...   read

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Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide goes all in with hectic co-op action

I've long been an admirer of the Warhammer franchise. While a lot of people seem to put more of their attention towards the 40K universe, the high-fantasy setting of the former is so rich and features such a breadth of p...   read

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Fatal Fury Final
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Fatal Fury Final, a fanmade beat-'em-up, is now out on PC

As we all know, Fatal Fury started off as a traditional fighting game in 1991. But over the years the cast has seem some genre crossover, even into the shoot-'em-up arena with one of my personal favorites, KOF Sky Stage. Now a mo...   read

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Click here for a Brawlhalla closed beta key!

Destructoid has partnered with our friends at Blue Mammoth Games to give away a TON of closed beta keys for their upcoming brawler Brawlhalla! Brawlhalla is a super fun, fast-paced, 2D platform brawler for the PC where champions from acros...   read

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ZHeros looks like a pretty neat robotic brawler

Developer Rimlight Studios is hard at work at a new brawler that looks deliciously oldschool. It's called ZHeros (yep, not Heroes) and it has a futuristic theme as well as a neat looking visual style. The announcement trailer above sh...   read

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Legend of Korra review
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Review: The Legend of Korra

One of the biggest surprises of 2014 had to be the announcement of a Legend of Korra game, published by Activision and developed by Platinum Games. Yes, that Platinum Games -- the current master of action titles. It's only been a ...   read

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Croixleur PS4

Doujin brawler Croixleur Sigma coming to PS4

Croixleur Sigma is coming to PlayStation 4, Playism announced this week at Tokyo Game Show.  "We're hoping we can get a western release out as soon as possible," Playism marketing manager and localization editor Nayan Ramachandran...   read

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