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Square Enix is holding a poll asking if you want a NieR edition PS4 console

Platinum Games has had their hands full lately. Some would say that's a bad thing, but I enjoyed Korra, Transformers, Star Fox Zero, and even Turtles to an extent (though less so than the others). The next game they have on their plate...   read


Bayonetta 2's campaign almost had a 'light and dark' element to it

Celebrating the two year anniversary of Bayonetta 2, Platinum Games' Yusuke Hashimoto, the game's director, took to their blog to muse on a few ideas that never left the cutting room floor. One of them involves a dual campaign of sorts invo...   read


The new NieR game will let you fight enemies Automata-cally

If you've seen any footage of the upcoming NieR: Automata, you'd know that it's shaping up to be a rather hectic action game. In an effort to make the game a little more accessible to newcomers to the genre or those who don't often play suc...   read


Bayonetta is a bloody amazing addition to Xbox One

Ooh, what timing! Over the weekend, Bayonetta came up during a couple of far-reaching gaming conversations at PAX West, and now here it is, playable on Xbox One thanks to backward compatibility. I'll say now what I said then -- it's still w...   read

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Platinum Games to work on new action-RPG Granblue Fantasy game

At The Cygames Next event, Cygames (developer of Granblue Fantasy, an immensely popular mobile RPG in Japan) announced that it is working with Platinum Games to develop the next Granblue Fantasy game, Granblue Fantasy Project Re: ...   read


NieR: Automata is coming to PC

While no specific release date has been given, fans can rest easy knowing NieR:Automata will be launching on PC as well as PS4 in early 2017, with official word from Square Enix. I love how more Japanese developed games are getting rel...   read

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There's hope for a PC port of Platinum's Vanquish

Six years after its console release, Vanquish's legacy might not be completely set in stone. There's a chance that the Platinum-developed cult classic is getting a swan song, and it's through a more substantial route than the likes of Xbox'...   read

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Kamiya says he has 'ideas' for Bayonetta 3, Okami 2, and 'other Scalebounds'

Famed developer Hideki Kamiya is known for his candid nature. He has one of the most famous Twitter accounts for a reason -- he basically says what he wants, and lets people deal with it. He kind of did the same thing at E3 this year, ...   read


Fishing CONFIRMED for NieR: Automata

Fishing was not one of the most popular parts of Square Enix's cult role-playing game NieR, but that doesn't mean the team won't be taking another stab at the concept in the follow-up, NieR: Automata. Following up on an inter...   read

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Grading Microsoft's E3 2016 conference

Microsoft delivered a solid outing at E3 this year. Most of the games where already known -- save for Forza Horizon 3 and zombie games State of Decay 2 and the new Dead Rising -- but the company (mostly) learned to zip up and show gam...   read


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Why Square Enix delayed NieR: Automata

Square Enix has delayed the release of NieR: Automata, the company confirmed with Destructoid today. The follow-up to the 2010 cult role-playing game will be missing its initially-planned 2016 release window and will now be launching s...   read

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Now Microsoft has their own giant enemy crab (spider) with Scalebound

Kamiya strutted out on stage like a complete badass to introduce Scalebound, which has been pushed back a few times on Xbox One. But as you can see in the lengthy five minute gameplay trailer below, it's alive and well. Showcasing a giant [...   read

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Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan

"How are you holding up in there? Do you think you're getting close to the end yet? It's like there's no end to this place," asked April O'Neil, as I navigated the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles down yet another floor of, as she noted, seemin...   read

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Here's the Mutants in Manhattan launch trailer

You will see our thoughts on Platinum’s take on everyone’s favourite heroes in a half-shell very soon. In the meantime, if you’re still undecided, perhaps this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan launch trai...   read

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Here's a better look at each of the Ninja Turtles in Mutants in Manhattan

You probably know the personalities of each Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle by now. Raphael? Cool but rude. Michaelangelo? Party dude. And so on. However, these short videos offer a little more insight as to the exact look and feel of every Tu...   read

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Star Fox Zero sales off to a series-worst in Japan

I am legitimately unsure why Nintendo feels like Star Fox should get a nod over a lot of its existing, untouched properties COUGH METROID COUGH COUGH and it seems like I'm not alone. Last week we saw the Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard dou...   read

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NieR: Automata's characters sure look wild

NieR: Automata doesn't even have a release date, but Platinum Games and Square are doing a good job of getting me excited for it regardless. In addition to some new screens, there's a new character-centric video up from a recent livestream ...   read

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NieR: Automata screens are hot as hell

While I have at least heard the lauded soundtrack, I also have not played Nier, the cult classic RPG that Square Enix is bafflingly bringing back with Platinum Games at the helm. We interviewed them after the PS4-exclusive iNieR: Automata ...   read

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Report: Platinum Games president steps down (Update)

[Update: In a statement to Polygon, a Platinum Games spokesperson confirmed the news.] Tatsuya Minami has stepped down as president of Platinum Games, Game Business reports. The Japanese outlet claims Minami left the studio late last month ...   read

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You can watch that weird Star Fox anime thing now

Nintendo's Treehouse aired that Star Fox anime they announced earlier this week. Predictably, it's pretty anime-ish, what with the dramatic dialog and Macross-missile barrages. You can catch it on YouTube if you're interested. Super slick ...   read

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Review: Star Fox Guard

The thing about first impressions is you only get one. An initial brush with something or someone can oftentimes leave an indelible mark on our minds. Whether justly or not, it can frame our perceptions for a long time to come. How somethin...   read

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There's going to be a Star Fox Zero animation broadcast this week

Nintendo has announced this morning that to "celebrate" the impending release of Star Fox Zero on April 22, it will be airing an animated short called "Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins" on April 20 at 3PM PT. It features animation from Prod...   read

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Mutants in Manhattan

Platinum calls Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles leaks a pleasant surprise

"It basically sucked," Activision producer Robert Conkey told me. "We don't know what happened." I had just finished playing a demo of Platinum's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan with Conkey and game designer Eiro Shi...   read

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Platinum's TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan releases May 24

We have a couple of months left to call dibs on our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle of choice in Platinum's four-player action game Mutants in Manhattan (Donatello for me!). It's coming to PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on May 24, 2016, ...   read

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So that's what happened to Project Guard

Blink, and you missed it. Yesterday, Nintendo announced Star Fox Guard, which is to be bundled in with Star Fox Zero when it hits the Wii U in April. But did you remember Project Guard, unveiled in 2014 where Miyamoto envisioned ...   read

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