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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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Bloodborne gameplay
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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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Children of Morta
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Children of Morta looks real, real good

I love this flowing, watercolor reminiscent pixel art. It benefits all the happy dancing in the trailer and the exaggerated, unrealistic movements sort of remind me of the animation style of Masaaki Yuasa (Ping Pong: The Animation).&n...   read

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Gauntlet 2014 reviewed
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Review: Gauntlet

Many, many fun hours were spent playing Gauntlet with friends. As one of the most ingenous arcade games of all time, Gauntlet Legends had a really cool mechanic that allowed you to save your progress at the same machine -- warrant...   read

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Here are some early impressions of Gauntlet

The Gauntlet series has always been one of my favorite go-to sources for instant fun. It was one of the first games I ever played with my wife, and it was the source of endless nights of enjoyment on the Nintendo 64 and PlayStation platform...   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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A bunch of skeletons explode in the first 20 minutes of Hellraid

Techland's decision to delay Hellraid and move it to PS4, Xbox One, and PC seems to be paying off. That said, you may want to skip the first half of this 20-minute video -- it begins with the first level, which is slow to get going. Look f...   read

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Hyrule Warriors review

Review: Hyrule Warriors

We never could have imagined this mash-up in our wildest dreams. Nintendo, Team Ninja, and Omega Force together, co-developing a game based on the Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors series. Few stranger things have happened, and...   read

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Onechanbara Z2

[NSFW] Shake it, baby: New Onechanbara Z2: Chaos screens

Look, I'm not gonna mince words. The last Onechanbara title I played was absolutely horrible. For some reason I thought Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad for Xbox 360 was going to be this sexy amalgam of zombie-slaying goodness and half-nak...   read

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Blue Valkyrie needs food badly: Gauntlet delayed until September 23

Warner Bros. Interactive has announced a new release date for the upcoming Gauntlet -- September 23rd. While the game is still set to arrive on Steam next month, the publisher states that "additional time was needed to fine-tune detai...   read

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Fan service
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[NSFW] Onechanbara Z2: Chaos opener & alternate costumes

The problem with having a super "fan service" sort of game is that it can be hard to add more fan service. Like, there are plenty of upskirts in Onechanbara Z2: Chaos' opening cinematic, but when half of your characters are only wearing we...   read

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Bayonetta 2
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The sound and the fury of Bayonetta 2's angels and demons

Bayonetta 2 sound designer Daisuke Sakata touched on how he goes about designing sounds for his games in a recent post on the PlatinumGames blog. In particular, Sakata talks about the presence of both angel and demon enemies in Bayonetta 2...   read

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Sacred 3

A Sacred 3 developer apologizes for the game

Sacred 3 wasn't a very well received game; I felt it was an average and uninspired hack-'n'-slash game with some terrible attempts at humor. Comments on my review either sided on "hey, it's not too bad in co-op," to "this is a stain on the ...   read

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Zelda Wii U

Grass cutting CONFIRMED for Hyrule Warriors

Cutting grass is an important part of The Legend of Zelda, you know, so we were overjoyed to hear series producer Eiji Aonuma confirm during tonight's Nintendo Direct that this time-honored tradition will be making a glorious return in Hyru...   read

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