Video Game News



 
 
 





#Role-Playing Games


Grandia photo
Grandia

Grandia 3 now available via the PlayStation Store

While I Am Setsuna is the hot new JRPG du jour, it wasn't the only one to grace the PlayStation Store in North America week, as Game Arts has re-released Grandia III under the PlayStation 2 Classics banner. However, unlike the string o...   read

 
 
SQUARE ENIX photo
SQUARE ENIX

Square Enix is making a JRPG for Apple Watch

Chaos Rings, a series of role-playing games for mobile devices, has apparently done so well for Square Enix that the company has challenged creator Takehiro Ando to develop a spin-off called Cosmos Rings for a platform with even more c...   read

 
 
Conception II photo
Conception II
  Watch Video

Baby-making RPG Conception II coming to Steam next month

It feels like forever ago, but Conception II only came out in 2014 on the 3DS and Vita -- and even then we kind of knew the latter's days were numbered. If you didn't grab it then though no biggie, because Spike Chunsoft is bringing it to S...   read

 
 
Paper Mario photo
Paper Mario
  Watch Video

I love Paper Mario: Color Splash's sense of style

Nintendo has taken the Paper Mario series in a light-adventure direction that, as a fan of the original N64 game and its superb sequel The Thousand-Year Door, I'm not especially enthused about. That said, I have to appreciate the papercraf...   read

 
 



Nioh photo
Nioh

Nioh sure has some ugly demons

Good news: Team Ninja's Nioh will have another playable demo on PlayStation 4. Bad news: this so-called "beta demo" won't appear until August 23, and like the alpha build before it, we'll only be able to test it out for a limited time. Come...   read

 
 
System Shock photo
System Shock
  Watch Video

The System Shock remake will also make it to PS4

With a week of Kickstarter fundraising left to go for the System Shock remake, Nightdive Studios has a pleasant surprise for PlayStation gamers -- the sci-fi action-RPG is coming to PlayStation 4 "around Q1 2018." That's in addition to th...   read

 
 
South Park photo
South Park

South Park: The Fractured but Whole's big fancy edition has a Cartman RC car

The kids of South Park don't have a lot of great options for transportation. They can ride the school bus, but that driver's mean as all hell. They could have their parents taxi them around, but that's totally lame. Or, in the case of Cartm...   read

 
 
Deals photo
Deals

I Am Setsuna 20% off launch deal for PC gamers

Yesterday Square Enix's latest JRPG I Am Setsuna went live globally on PS4 and PC (read our review here). While initial user reviews report of controller/gamepad issues, most scores out there are on the positive side. If you're interes...   read

 
 
Final Fantasy XIV photo
Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV ramps up to six million players

Square Enix has announced that in the roughly three years it's been around, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has garnered six million players globally (that number excludes free trials). To celebrate, players with subscriptions that a...   read

 
 
YEEEEEEE photo
YEEEEEEE
  Watch Video

Oh hey, watch the first 18 minutes of Persona 5 gameplay

I guess that'll teach me to sleep and have a day job! Mere hours after Atlus debuted the full anime intro for Persona 5, it also showed off the first eighteen minutes of the game on a livestream.  You can check it out below if you're n...   read

 
 
Nioh photo
Nioh

Team Ninja's Nioh returns with a beta demo on August 23

Team Ninja's action-RPG Nioh messed me up in all the right ways, and ever since the alpha demo period ended, I've been eager to get back into its gloomy, oppressive, oni-filled world for round two. If you missed out on your chance back in A...   read

 
 
I Am Setsuna review
  Watch Video Square Enix has put itself in a rather interesting predicament. Given that the company is over 40 years old at this point (if you count Enix), it has a rather sizable fan base that's comprised of people of all age groups. On ...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
 
SQUARE ENIX photo
SQUARE ENIX
  Watch Video

Mobius Final Fantasy launches August 3

Mobius Final Fantasy will debut on western shores on August 3, Square Enix announced this week. Although it's a free-to-play game for smartphones, Mobius Final Fantasy aims to deliver a console-quality experience, and, if nothing else, it c...   read

 
 
Hyper Light Drifter photo
Hyper Light Drifter

After four months, Hyper Light Drifter arrives on consoles soon

Sony's summer sale has spilled the beans -- Hyper Light Drifter is coming to PS4 on July 26. Developer Heart Machine confirmed the same date for the Xbox One release shortly after. There is no mention of the co-op feature however,...   read

 
 
FFXV covers photo
FFXV covers

Final Fantasy XV has a cleaner, simpler reversible cover

Fancy-pants collector's editions aside, this is what the box art for Final Fantasy XV looks like in North America and Europe. It's a slight variation on what was shown back around E3, and for those of you who prefer the classic logo look, ...   read

 
 
Pokemon photo
Pokemon
  Watch Video

This Japanese Pokemon trailer is almost like found footage horror

Nintendo just put out a new clip on their Japan-side for Pokemon Sun & Moon, and I have expected it to take a horror-like turn at some point (especially with the spooky new creature). Unsettling presentation aside it's actually a sweet ...   read

 
 
WoW photo
WoW

World of Warcraft's new silence penalty should help clean up chat

If you've ever played multiplayer games with chat functionality, you know how much of a wasteland it can become when communication is left largely unchecked and jerks, spammers, and bots come out in full force. For the average player, gener...   read

 
 
Pokemon Sun and Moon
A couple of pocket monsters from Pokémon Sun and Moon have slipped out of CoroCoro magazine, and if there was ever a time to use those beautiful eyes of yours before they give out, this would be it. According to Sereb...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
 
Monster Hunter Gen Review
  Watch Video It occurred to me while writing this review that Monster Hunter is my Dark Souls. Yes yes, Monster Hunter predates the Souls games by quite some time, but that doesn't change the accuracy of the statement itsel...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
 
ATLUS photo
ATLUS
  Watch Video

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse releases Sept. 20

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse will launch in the Americas on September 20, Atlus has announced. The company isn't yet ready to divulge when the Nintendo 3DS role-playing game might arrive in Europe and Oceania, but confirmed it will be ...   read

 
 
Demon's Souls photo
Demon's Souls

Another studio could remaster Demon's Souls, says From Software

From Software's shift away from the Souls series to something else post-Dark Souls III is probably for the best, but damn do I still really want a remaster of Demon's Souls to happen. You too? Beyond better visuals and performance and not n...   read

 
 
Vampyr preview
  Watch Video At a cursory glance, Vampyr, developer Dontnod Entertainment's third game, could not be any more different from Life is Strange. One's an action role-playing game set in early 1900s London; the other is an exploration- and na...   read

 
7th Dragon III Code: VFD
  Watch Video I just wanted to preface this review by once again providing a eulogy of sorts for imageepoch. I did it for Stella Glow, its last major release, and I'm doing it again for 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. Yes, the latter was te...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
 


Final Fantasy VII photo
Final Fantasy VII

If you somehow haven't played Final Fantasy VII yet, it's on Android now

While we patiently wait for the Final Fantasy VII Remake, Square will be systematically re-releasing every Final Fantasy game they can on whatever platform they can. We may even see an NX remake for XV -- I would not put it past t...   read

 
 
Pokemon photo
Pokemon
  Watch Video

Salandit, debuting in Pokemon Sun and Moon, is pretty creepy

I generally dislike drip-fed information, but I make two notable exceptions -- Pokemon and Smash Bros. You know that feeling when a new fighter or creature can be revealed at any moment? It brings me back to the olden days of exciting ...   read

 
 
Chris CarterFeatured blogger

Chris (Magnalon) has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! -----------...

 


TRENDING VIDEOS

 


Reviews   filter by...

Gal Gun: Double Peace"Ladies, ladies... one at a time"

 

God Eater Resurrection"New look, same great taste"

 

I Am Setsuna"Yes, you are"

 

Energy Hook"Wipeout"

 

Pokemon Go"Blasting off again"

 

Necropolis"Take some friends with you"

 

Videoball"Jam that home run from half court"

 

FRU"Kinect's fantastic swan song"

 
More Reviews
 


 


Not in stores: Upcoming games

More Previews
 

Destructoid Originals

More Originals
 
 

Community expand | +quickpost

Pixie The Fairy

Saw Star Trek Best of the Better use of the entire cast this time out and the nostalgia bits contributed to the plot rather than undermine Jaylah was awesome and I hope she Let Simon Pegg keep writing

 
Khalid Eternal Nigh

Just realized, at some point Im gonna end up doing an AOTD where I have like nearly zero info on the group I just like the Might have to slowdown on big names since Im doing 2 at a Well

 
Nathan D

After Gajs post today, I just had to find a reason why the Sonic fandom has become so fucked A notable finding so far after googling why are Sonic fans so I cant stop

 
Script

Mother changed the TV channel to the news, they were reporting about a local anime She frowned her face, Notice me, Senpai? What is I had a good :)

 
Dr Mel

The When everyone bought a Dust Buster for some No ones ever used one

 
Khalid Eternal Nigh

Todays AOTD should be up in a few Its got A LOT of songs as one of the artists is a very important, and unfortunately mostly unknown, I felt I should show some of the connections to others he has

 
Sr Churros

10 minutes of gameplay, loving what I saw so Level design feels a lot like Sonic CD, but waaaaay more fast and Game seems to have its own identty despite the remixed Also, Studiopolis Zone have the worst name ever but looks so much fun

 
crouchingsquid

#sonicsketchsaturday Im a real

 
hlarge4

Trails of Cold Steel, a jrpg about high school students in a military Academy has gone for a new level of immersion by making me relive the tedium of High So much exposition about ancillary 9 hours About 2 of it actual combat/dungeon

 
TheAngriestCarp

Yo, I heard @Perro is doing Sonic picture day and I want What do we call it? #SonicSketchSaturday?

 

Blogs | expand

 
 

WTF IS DESTRUCTOID? 10 years of pants optional Free Download

Stats

 
 
NEXT