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PC Port Report: Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness

Earlier this year, I binged my way through Psycho-Pass and quickly declared it the best anime I'd ever seen in over a decade. Granted, it was the only anime I'd watched in over a decade as Paranoia Agent had pushed the bar to unfeasibl...   read

 
 
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Review: Danganronpa 1.2 Reload

Even if you don’t like visual novels, I think you should give the Danganronpa games a look. If that’s the answer you came here looking for, and you want to go into the series completely unspoiled, you have my blessing to grab ...   read

 
 

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The Great Ace Attorney 2 gets web browser demo and piggy bank edition

We not be able to get our hands on The Great Ace Attorney 2 for quite some time, but at least we'll have a demo that's playable right from your browser (Japanese). Capcom released this demo along with the new trailer above and in...   read

 
 
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Sherlock Holmes-inspired The Great Ace Attorney 2 launches this August only in Japan

Good news for those of you who can speak fluent nihongo. In the Japanese Direct yesterday, Nintendo announced that the Sherlock Holmes-inspired The Great Ace Attorney 2 will launch in Japan on August 3, 2017. Of course, you'd nee...   read

 
 
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You can now date Leon Kennedy in a fan-made dating sim

I can't say I've ever thought about Leon Kennedy in a romantic light, but apparently there is a group of Resident Evil fans who have. Enter Resident Evil 4: Otome Edition, a fan-made dating simulator based on Resident Evil 4 from the perspe...   read

 
 
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Voice acting doesn't necessarily improve 999

I have been in love with the Zero Escape series since former Destructoid editor Tony Ponce reviewed the first game in the franchise, Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, seven years ago. He gave it a well deserved 10/10 and after reading t...   read

 
 
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A Summer with the Shiba Inu is a visual novel about dogs, apparently

I actually can't tell if this is a real thing, but with the last minutes of Dogstructoid bearing down on us (long may it live), I'll take my chances. Quill Studios is developing a dog-themed visual novel called A Summer with the Shiba ...   read

 
 
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Love on winning her first IGF award: 'I guess I proved sex is maybe real after all'

PAX East is an event of extremes. Either you're in the midst of an overstimulating herd on the show floor, in a special, one-of-a-kind event room, or lying on a beanbag chair half dead on the floor. This year, Christine Love, creator of Lad...   read

 
 
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Japanese masterpiece, 428: Shibuya Scramble, is finally coming west!

Only 24 games have ever received a perfect 40/40 from Famitsu magazine, which is the sum of four different reviewers' scores from 1-10. 428: Shibuya Scramble is one of them. Until now, most thought it would never leave Japan. However, ...   read

 
 
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Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony comes west in September

At the NIS America event in San Francisco, Danganronpa director Kazutaka Kodaka joked that he was jealous of how well Ace Attorney and Persona sell, but I bet there's some truth behind that. His latest Saw meets Ace...   read

 
 


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VA-11 HALL-A gets a free Prologue Redux update

VA-11 HALL-A has been a pretty big hit for developer Sukeban Games. The game may not be known around the world, but it has garnered a dedicated fan following on Steam. That isn't too shabby for a relatively low-key visual novel about bar te...   read

 
 
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The Zero Escape collection will release in March for the US

Those who don't have a 3DS or Vita and want to get in on the Zero Escape games will be excited to know that the collection, dubbed The Nonary Games, will be releasing on March 24, 2017 for PS4 and Vita with a PC release scheduled for the ne...   read

 
 
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The Great Ace Attorney 2 gets a ton of new screenshots, makes me want it even more

New The Great Ace Attorney 2 details have been released along with a boatload of new photos, though the gameplay appears to remain largely unchanged from its predecessor. Joint Reasoning with Sherlock Holmes and Jury Battle return...   read

 
 
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The Great Ace Attorney 2 new trailer reveals 3DS release, still no word on series localization

The latest trailer for The Great Ace Attorney 2 has revealed perhaps unsurprisingly that the visual novel style courtroom and investigation game from Capcom will release on 3DS. Unlike the main series Ace Attorney games, this spi...   read

 
 
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Atlus' two new games have a name I can't pronounce

I've recently done the math and figured out that I'll be commuting to and from work for three hours a day. Including work and my lunch, that's approximately 12 hours a day that will be spent going to work, working, and coming home from work...   read

 
 
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New Nippon Ichi game traps people in theme park and subjugates them to death vote

Ever wanted to be live or be in a game world? You probably don't want to be in Nippon Ichi's newly announced PS4/PS Vita game Tsuiho Senkyo, which roughly translates as Exile Election. The "election" in the game occurs in a theme park ...   read

 
 
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Danganronpa V3 is heading to the West for PS4 and Vita

That dastardly Monokuma just can't leave enough alone. It looks like he'll be tormenting more super models in the upcoming Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, which just got a confirmation for the West. The title features an all-new cast and s...   read

 
 
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Danganronpa 1*2 Reload will be coming to PS4 in March

Back in October, NIS America announced that it would be bringing the the PS4 ports of both Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and its sequel, Goodbye Despair, to the West sometime in early 2017. With 2017 inching ever closer, NIS Am...   read

 
 
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Review: Root Letter

At first, Root Letter (stylized as “√Letter”) appears to try to hook players with the thought of solving a crime. A murder mystery is afoot, and it’s up to me, the player, to solve it. But actually playing ...   read

 
 
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Review: Steins;Gate 0

When Steins;Gate 0 was first announced, I have to admit that I was a little hesitant. After all, the first Steins;Gate is undoubtedly one of the best visual novels to get an English localization. Not only that, but it did a g...   read

 
 
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A Zero Escape double pack is coming to Vita and PS4 early next year

[Update: Spike Chunsoft has announced that it will be coming to Steam as well.] Fans of the Zero Escape series have a lot to be happy about today; recently announced through the PlayStation Blog was Zero Escape: The Nonary Games, a two-pack...   read

 
 
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Steins;Gate 0 is coming to PS4 and Vita this November

It looks like Western fans of Steins;Gate - the well-regarded Visual Novel, anime and Dr. Pepper advert - won't have to wait much longer in order to get their hands on its sequel. PQube Games have announced that Steins;G...   read

 
 
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Let's go go back to Go Go Nippon for more romance

Wait, the original Go Go Nippon came out in 2011? I thought it came out in 2014. Guess that explains why there's no article of this on Destructoid. Well, if you never played Go Go Nippon and have any interest in Japan or visual no...   read

 
 
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Review: Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~

When Cing closed its doors in 2010, it was pretty devastating. It was a great developer, using Nintendo's gimmicks without distracting the player from well-written, heartfelt stories. Its best work will always be the Kyle Hyde mysteries - H...   read

 
 
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Review: Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs

It's only been a year or so since Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters first released, but now we've got Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs to deal with. Even taking into account the Japanese game industry's penchant...   read

 
 



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