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Fate/Extella has been delayed in North America

Sometimes, I can't help but wonder if the job of a games journalist is to report on nothing but delays. I'm being facetious, but considering the frequency in which delays are announced or confirmed, it is a thought that crosses my mind ever...   read

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Femto looks appropriately over-the-top in Berserk Warriors

Not too long ago, it was confirmed by Famitsu that Femto, fifth member of the God Hand and demonic form of Griffith, would be playable in Berserk and the Band of the Hawk. At the time, it was unknown as to how he'd actually handle...   read

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Longing for more Castlevania? Chasm could be our best bet

In recent months, I've lost track of Chasm. I was on-board with the action-platform game when it was first coming through Kickstarter but, wow, that was actually back in 2013. Making games, even simple ones, takes lots of time. Making metro...   read


Titan Quest Anniversary Edition is free if you own the original

THQ Nordic (formerly Nordic Games GmbH) did something swell today -- it released Titan Quest Anniversary Edition, and folks who own either the original game, its Immortal Throne expansion, or Titan Quest Gold received a free copy of the enh...   read

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Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star slated for European and Australian release late 2016

Some more regular Destructoid users may have already noticed this by now, but I'm somewhat of a fan of the Fate series and many of the spin-off titles associated with it. Naturally, that also means that I find myself interested in the upcom...   read

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Lost Soul Aside looks like Final Fantasy XV with Otogi's gameplay

As you can see Lost Soul Aside is heavily inspired by the upcoming Final Fantasy XV with combat that reminds me of the classic Xbox exclusive Otogi games (remake now please!).  You might be surprised to know that the de...   read

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New Dynasty Warriors announced for smartphones

Koei Tecmo has teamed up with Nexon Korea and Taiwanese studio XPEC Entertainment to create a new Dynasty Warriors experience for smartphones and tablet devices. The title, tentatively dubbed "Project Dynasty Warriors," is based o...   read

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The giant, hellish bosses of Death's Gambit

Remember Death's Gambit? I didn't, but apparently I posted its reveal trailer early last year. Now we are getting a peek at some of the massive bosses we'll have to kill as Death's agent. Boss fights look a bit Dark Souls-like as they seem...   read


Tamsoft's Senran Kagura and Onechanbara are now on Steam

A pair of Tamsoft's sexed-up action games, Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus and Onechanbara Z2: Chaos, made their debuts on Steam in the past few days after previously releasing as PlayStation exclusives. While both games were published by XSE...   read

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Dragon Quest art
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Blackboard ode to Dragon Quest spans Tokyo subway

Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and the Prophecy’s End launches this week in Japan and Square Enix is celebrating with a chalk-on-blackboard art campaign culminating in this lengthy piece across a wall in Shinjuku's subway sta...   read


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Review: MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies

I have a sneaky suspicion that Compile Heart will continue to make Hyperdimension Neptunia games until it's covered every single genre there is. So far we've had RPGs, a Musou-like, a tactical RPG, an idol-raising simulator, and now an...   read

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'Merica: Nioh will have dismemberment added in the West

A trailer was released alongside the announcement that Team Ninja's Nioh would be getting a demo on the PlayStation 4 this month, as seen above. In the YouTube comments, viewer Alucard3362 begged the developers to include dismembermen...   read

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Slain looks sufficiently intimidating in this launch trailer

After a round of delays, Wolf Brew Games is bringing its brutal hack-and-slash platformer Slain! to Steam tomorrow, March 24. The console versions are still coming, but not until later this year. The lighting, particle effects, and sometim...   read

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Hyrule Warriors Legends
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Review: Hyrule Warriors Legends

From its announcement to the conclusion of my multi-100-hour playthrough of Hyrule Warriors, I was enthralled. It was a match made in heaven, mashing up Zelda with Dynasty Warriors, and all of the parties involved deserve a ton of prai...   read

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PS2 classic Rise of the Kasai coming to PS4

Rise of the Kasai is coming to PlayStation 4 in North America next Tuesday. Originally released for PlayStation 2 in 2005, the Sony-published hack-and-slash game is the follow-up to The Mark of Kri (2002) and one of the only games from...   read


Here's your first look at Dragon Quest Heroes II

Square Enix has shared the first images of Dragon Quest Heroes II, and it doesn't look dramatically different from its predecessor. That isn't too surprising, considering its predecessor debuted just a year ago and looked perfectly good. We...   read

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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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Slain delayed again, has a sweet new headbanging GIF

Good things come to those who wait. This quote extols the importance of patience. We've been taught our entire lives to be patient people, to just wait a little longer for what we want. It'll be worth it. Hopefully that's true regarding Sla...   read

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RWBY: Grimm Eclipse
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An official RWBY game is on greenlight, and it looks pretty great

Rooster Teeth’s popular animated series RWBY is getting a game called RWBY: Grimm Eclipse, and is up for you to vote for on Greenlight should you want to. Grimm Eclipse is a four-player co-op hack-and-slash that seems like it bo...   read

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Slain! preview
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Slain! requires a surprising amount of restraint

One glance at Wolf Brew Games' Slain! and it's immediately obvious where it draws inspiration from. This is hack-and-slash action from the '80s and '90s that takes no prisoners in its violent pursuit. The gore-filled "everything m...   read

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Dragon Quest Heroes II

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 594,000 copies d...   read

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Review: Onechanbara Z2

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 decade by flauntin...   read

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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 target...   read

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Onechanbara Z2: Chaos eviscerates PS4 July 21

Onechanbara Z2: Chaos is coming to North America on July 21, XSEED Games just announced. After a brief hands-on session with the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive at E3 the other week, I'm actually looking forward to this one -- which i...   read

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Darksiders 2 remake confirmed, has a punny name

Closing in on four months later, we can finally confirm the February leak of a Darksiders 2 remake. Nordic Games announced a 1080p remaster for PS4 and Xbox One. It's cheekily named Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition, which is something...   read

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