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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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Dragon Quest Heroes

You can buy Dragon Quest Heroes in a treasure chest

If you're committed to getting Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below -- I am, after playing two short levels -- then there are a couple of things to be aware of. The hack-and-slash game releases on October 13 in Nor...   read

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Dying Light dev cancels dark fantasy tale Hellraid

Hellraid was announced as a Dead Island follow up in 2013. We finally got a good look at it late last year following a delay for current gen and PC exclusivity. It was meant to come out this year, but that's not happening, Hellraid's Faceb...   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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Onechanbara Z2: Chaos
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Onechanbara Z2 strikes a PS4 near you this summer

Those wily scamps at XSEED have done it again! Onechanbara Z2: Chaos is on its way to North America this summer, the little localization house that could just announced. On top of its digital release on PlayStation 4, the provocative zombi...   read

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Bloodborne online play

Sony Japan details Bloodborne online play

In an update to the official Bloodborne website, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has detailed the various modes of online play that will be available.   read

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Darksiders 2

Darksiders II is just the latest in a long line of re-releases

Did you like the last generation of gaming on platforms of yesteryear? A lot of good stuff came out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Legacy consoles are seemingly maintaining their relevance by the sheer number of re-releases that make their...   read

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Dragon Quest Heroes

So what's the difference between the PS3 and PS4 versions of Dragon Quest Heroes?

Dragon Quest Heroes will launch in Japan this year on both the PS3 and PS4 -- Square Enix is "interested" in a localization, but we haven't heard anything concrete yet. So what's the difference in terms of the generational gap? Well, in add...   read

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Croixleur Sigma
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Croixleur Sigma PS4 dated in Japan, here are some details

Croixleur Sigma is coming to PS4 on March 5 for 1,500 yen, and based on the details we have so far, I hope it gets localized. The expansion/update of sorts will have a full visual HD upgrade, as well as more characters, monsters, new modes...   read

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These first 18 minutes of Bloodborne make me feel all tingly

From Software's latest action-RPG looks to replicate the butthole-puckering tense gameplay that originated with its predecessors in the Souls series. IGN posted the first 18 minutes of gameplay (minus character creation), and it's onl...   read

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Dragon Quest Heroes

Dragon Quest Heroes team interested in localization

Speaking with Game Watch at the Taipei Game Show over the weekend, Square Enix producer Ryutaro Ichimura discussed a potential western release for Dragon Quest Heroes.  “I want to proceed thinking positively,&rdquo...   read

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Hyrule Warriors

Hyrule Warriors ships one million units worldwide, which is damn good for the Wii U

Hyrule Warriors is a really good game, which is why I'm glad it shipped one million units globally. Koei Tecmo has recently announced the numbers, and although yes, that number is shipped, not sold, that's still great for a Wii U exclusive ...   read

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Children of Morta KS
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Children of Morta Kickstarter launches today, looks phenomenal

Story-driven hack 'n' slash Children of Morta's Kickstarter campaign went live today and it looks absolutely stunning. I cover a lot of retro-inspired pixel-art titles in my work here at Destructoid, but what the studio has ...   read

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Children of Morta
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Children of Morta coming to Kickstarter in January

Remember that gorgeous pixel-art roguelike hack-and-slash we posted about a couple months back? Well, if you liked what you saw the last time we covered the delightful Children of Morta, you're in for a treat! Dead Mage studios has recentl...   read

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Zombie Vikings
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Stick it to the Man dev working on another gross game

The off-kilter Stick it to the Man! was a surprise charmer last year with a style and tone that evoked the likes of Rocko's Modern Life and anime of that era.  The studio's follow up is Zombie Vikings, a four player co-op ad...   read

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Joylancer is better than Jed's corny uncle at Thanksgiving

Jed's back with more of his ride through Joylancer: Legendary Motor Knight. Jed relates a story of his uncle's lame, perv-y jokes at Thanksgiving, admits he's lost his passion for collectibles, and just straight up forgets everything that'...   read

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Jed yearns for your puckering opinions of Joylancer

We have heard your cries for more beard, and they are not going unanswered. Today the second part of Jed conquering Joylancer is available for your quivering senses. So, feast your eyes on this Game Boy Color-esque hack 'n' slash adventure...   read

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Dimmujed got a happy protrusion for Joylancer: Legendary Motor Knight

Jed's back with another retro-style indie game. Joylancer: Legendary Motor Knight puts players in an old school side-scrolling hack 'n' slash with Game Boy Color graphical sensibilities. Jed got to revving up his motorized lance ...   read

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Onikira: Demon Killer
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Onikira looks like a slicey dicey good time

Onikira: Demon Killer, a lovely samurai-centric 2D side-scrolling beat-'em-up, is set to slash its way onto Steam Early Access on November 14. The game takes place in a fantasy feudal Japan, with the player assuming the role of Y...   read

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Hyrule Warriors DLC
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Hyrule Warriors' 'Master Quest' DLC is worth the price of entry if you're already addicted

Hyrule Warriors is a massive game. If you want to 100% everything, get every weapon, and max out every character, it could last you roughly 200 hours or more. I'm hitting the 100-hour mark myself, due in part to the new Master Quest&nb...   read

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