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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

 
 
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SQUARE ENIX

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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Slippy, not Grippy
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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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Bayonetta cameo

Bayonetta could have been in Project X Zone 2

How long is too long to spend reading Hideki Kamiya's Twitter feed? (I'm asking for a friend.) If you're unfamiliar with the Platinum Games designer's online antics, his pinned tweet, "REPEAT for insects: Don't try too hard," has a little d...   read

 
 
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NieR Automata

Expect more NieR Automata info during April's concert

Wait, a Platinum developed NieR? Wait, a concert in April? Square Enix is laying on all of this information pretty thick considering that I forget about this project every other week.  The publisher has announced that come Ap...   read

 
 
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Leonardo can slow time in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan

Platinum Games' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan looks to be mixing up the formula of the old-school TMNT beat-'em-ups I grew up on, and I'm okay with this. Judging by this new gameplay footage of Leonardo, who has t...   read

 
 
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Platinum Games

Platinum didn't want to make licensed games

Platinum Games has been in business for nearly 10 years, and in that time the studio has changed a great deal. The development team has tripled in size since 2006, and, in more recent history, transitioned from just making original titles t...   read

 
 
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Platinum Games

Platinum Games turns 10 this year, so have some wallpaper

Platinum Games was founded in 2006, so it's the studio's 10th anniversary this year. To celebrate, the developer has released a wallpaper of its greatest hits of sorts, with tons of characters from other games, but mostly its flagship franc...   read

 
 
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Platinum Games

Xbox boss discusses Scalebound delay

Earlier this month, Platinum Games announced that its Xbox exclusive Scalebound wouldn't be hitting its "Holiday 2016" release window and would instead release in 2017. Speaking with IGN, Xbox senior marketing director Aaron Greenberg, disc...   read

 
 
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan officially announced

Well, Activision finally announced the Platinum-developed game we all knew existed -- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan. It's a third-person action game set in the Big Apple (though likely not at 3AM), and will see the turt...   read

 
 
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