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Darkest Dungeon's Crimson Court expansion is out June 19

Darkest Dungeon. Crimson Court. Gosh I love that short, sweet alliteration. The Crimson Court is the first expansion for Red Hook Studios' "absolutely merciless" roguelike dungeon-crawling RPG, and it's nearly ready for Windows, Mac, and Li...   read

 
 
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Early Access Review: Dead Cells

You've probably played parts of Dead Cells before. Its DNA is familiar, a patchwork assembly of recognizable influences. There are echoes of Symphony of the Night and Super Metroid in the 2D action platformer. Rogue Legacy's persistent unlo...   read

 
 

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Eagle Island has one of the best demos I've ever played

I've been following Eagle Island for a while after seeing some awesome looking GIFs of it on Twitter. It's a procedurally generated Metroidvania and/or roguelike about a boy and his pet owl that he has trained to attack at his will.&nb...   read

 
 
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Battlezone is worth checking out on Vive and Oculus Rift

For me, Battlezone was and still is a highlight of the PlayStation VR library, albeit with the caveat that it's best experienced with a full four-person group. The roguelike campaign structure and at times fierce difficulty both necessitate...   read

 
 
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There's going to be a Risk of Rain 2

Risk of Rain and Deadbolt studio Hopoo Games is about six months into its next project, and that project is none other than Risk of Rain 2 -- in 3D, no less! I wasn't expecting a sequel to the 2013 roguelike action-platformer anytime soon, ...   read

 
 
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Review: TumbleSeed

"FUCK!" That's the word I say right before I nearly throw my Switch across the room after dying what seems like the millionth time in TumbleSeed.  "I hate this fucking game," I think at the time, but I don't really. I actually like it ...   read

 
 
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Castlevania-inspired roguelike Dead Cells hits Steam soon

Before long, Dead Cells will be doing its hybridized roguelike/metroidvania thing on Steam Early Access, and as much as that's the type of "die, die, die again" gameplay concept I'd rather wait on than attempt to play in an unfinished stat...   read

 
 
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Review: Flinthook

One part ghost, one part pirate, one part bounty hunter, one part hooker. No, I'm not talking about your grandma, but the protagonist of Flinthook, a game that had me 'hooked' from the start. Sorry. I had to.   read

 
 
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Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 is real and coming this year

A little over 10 years ago, Atlus released one of the defining RPGs for the Nintendo DS with Etrian Odyssey. Overwhelmed by role-playing games on the system, I skipped the series until The Drowned City and realized I had been miss...   read

 
 
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Review: Has-Been Heroes

Roguelikes are supposed to be addicting pick-up-and-play experiences that have players doing 'just one more run' before realizing they've been playing for hours on end. After over 10 hours, I can't bear to play anymore. Every time I'm about...   read

 
 


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Strafe sidesteps its release date, jumps back to May

Strafe and all its hyper-violent, low-polygon action will have to wait for a bit. The procedurally-generated first-person viscera simulator is being delayed by just a little more than a month. Publisher Devolver Digital sent out a pre...   read

 
 
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Flinthook brings back the grappling hook this April

Lotta release dates to keep track of today, but I don't mind one bit -- not when the game in question is Flinthook, an action-platformer that gives your space pirate a grappling hook and says "Have fun!" This is the latest project from Tri...   read

 
 
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Review: Loot Rascals

Loot Rascals first caught my eye at Pax South. I had heard nothing of it beforehand, yet its art drew me to its booth. The few minutes I spent diving into its charming world left me wanting more, so naturally I jumped at the chance to revie...   read

 
 
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Review: Dungeon Souls

I have conquered the first level of Dungeon Souls. Its boulders and explosion-traps were ineffectual; its skeletons and bats (who are also skeletons!) have been reduced to glaringly bright coins and shards of bone. I have activated the last...   read

 
 
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The Binding of Isaac on Switch comes with cutesy stickers

Oh shit, there's stickers. We had heard that The Binding of Isaac's physical Nintendo Switch version would come with a little "something special," and that set Brett off into a whole Se7en routine. Now, upon finding out that first-run copi...   read

 
 
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TumbleSeed rolls to Nintendo Switch this spring

Add another one to the list: the arcade-inspired roguelike TumbleSeed is coming to Switch this spring. I've talked about the game a few times now, and I don't mind continuing to bring it up. It's a cool one. You have to help this little se...   read

 
 
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Something special is in some of the Nintendo Switch Binding of Isaac boxes

There's no getting around it. We can't finish this post without it happening, so let's just get it out of the way up front. [extremely Brad Pitt in Se7en voice] What's in the box? What's in the fucking box?! Binding of Isaac is a ...   read

 
 
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An unlikely pairing has given birth to Plague Road

Do any of you readers remember the wonderfully mustached Conrad Zimmerman? Did you know he is currently working on a video game called Plague Road with Luc Bernard, an outspoken indie developer who has history with Destructoid? Luc B...   read

 
 
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MidBoss looks like a rad take on roguelikes

The premise of MidBoss is a common one (a weak imp wants to be top dog), but the way they actually reach that goal, gameplay-wise, sounds dope. The concept is that you'll be constantly possessing strong foes throughout the game, as you emba...   read

 
 
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Nice! Crypt of the NecroDancer is getting a DLC prequel

Crypt of the NecroDancer is such a neat game. It's a fusion of rhythm (you need to time your movement to the beat of the music as best you can) and roguelike dungeon-crawling (you need foresight and strategy to hit enemies but not be hit b...   read

 
 
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Prepare for pain, Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ gets a release date and trailer

I've been looking for an excuse to get back into the Binding of Isaac and it seems like that chance will soon be here. An update on the Binding of Isaac blog confirms that the next expansion, Afterbirth+, will be released on Steam on Januar...   read

 
 
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Subtlety be damned, Badass Hero is what I want from an action-platformer

I was well-aware that nuance wouldn't be this game's strong suit when I booked an appointment with Awesome Game Studio to see Badass Hero. It takes a certain kind of wildly confident team to settle on names that are so incredibly blunt. Poi...   read

 
 
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Review: GoNNER

Man, do I love roguelikes and these past few years we've been graced with some of the best games in the genre: Rogue Legacy, Downwell, The Binding of Isaac, and Enter the Gungeon.  Thankfully, there is room on that list for one more.   read

 
 
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The best Binding of Isaac players get an unrelated game for free

Usually cross-game promotions are confined to one developer or publisher's catalog and are meant as a way to boost sales for whatever the new game is. A good and recent example is Microsoft offering all the Gears of War games to anyone...   read

 
 
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The Touhou roguelike finally has a Western release date

Earlier this year, NIS America announced that that it was going to be bringing the Aqua Style-developed roguelike Touhou Genso Wanderer to Western territories sometime in early 2017. Today we finally have a little more specificity as t...   read

 
 


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