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Pre-order Akiba's Beat in Europe, get a neat gift

You may not be ripping clothes off of demons, but Akiba's Beat still looks like one of the better role-playing experiences in that mid/low-development budget range. Whereas many games, including Akiba's Trip, just give you a soundtrack...   read

 
 
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Review: Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns

The first 15 hours of Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns may be the slowest first 15 hours of any game I’ve ever played. Some games I’ve played are over in half that time, but here it’s just the point where new elements final...   read

 
 
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I created a black character in Trio of Towns. What happened next will shock you

I am several hours in the deliberately slow and joyful beginning of Story of Season: Trio of Towns, and while I’m having a pleasant time with the game, there is one oddity that continues to stick out like a sore thumb. As with previou...   read

 
 
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The PC port of Little King's Story is in a much better place now

Little King's Story? Great! A wonderful Wii game somewhat in the vein of Pikmin but with its own style and humor. Little King's Story on PC? That's another matter entirely. Summing up his assessment of the PC version, Patrick called it "pla...   read

 
 
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Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns hitting 3DS on February 28

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, otherwise known as the upcoming Bokujō Monogatari series entry with a pet capybara, is coming to 3DS in North America on February 28, 2017. Apart from the fast-approaching release date and $40 price poi...   read

 
 
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Review: Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star

I'll be the first to admit that when a Western release of Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star was first announced, I couldn't help but be a little excited. Type-Moon's Fate universe is something that I hold a high level of adoratio...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon are still going strong, but are dethroned for now

Pokémon Sun & Moon has been one of the top two selling games every week since it's release nearly five weeks ago. It slid into second place only in weeks where Final Fantasy XV and Yakuza 6 released, but then overt...   read

 
 
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PC Port Report: Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel

At first glance, Nitroplus Blasterz could be mistaken for one of those elaborate fan-made fantasy fight videos, cobbled together out of stolen sprites and the Mugen fighting engine. This bizarre collection of anime heroines from dozens of d...   read

 
 
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Review: Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero

WayForward may be one of the most underrated developers in the games industry. The studio mostly does contract work, frequently laboring on licensed projects like Adventure Time, though it's also worked on sequels and remakes like Contra 4,...   read

 
 
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Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star finally has a Western release date

Back in October, Marvelous Europe confirmed that Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star -- a Musou-like game that's based off of the ever-popular Fate franchise for both the PlayStation 4 and Vita -- would be released in January in both Eu...   read

 
 


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XSEED's retail edition of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero looks nice

Following up on that digital release date news for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, publisher XSEED has finalized the game's physical launch on PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and Wii U in North America. The Kickstarted platformer will cost $30 at retail ...   read

 
 
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Hey uh, Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash actually looks pretty fun

Think of the perfect steak, one from your favorite restaurant. Perhaps it's momma's homecookin' or even your own hand-crafted meaty heaven. Then think how tasty that juicy, warm, medium-well steak made just the way you like it tastes. Woul...   read

 
 
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Review: Xanadu Next

Ever since I started playing a couple of Nihon Falcom’s games last year, I became a huge fan of the studio in a matter of seconds. From the Ys series’ fast-paced combat to The Legend of Heroes titles’ world-building aspect...   read

 
 
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Review: Exile's End

There was once a time when 2D games were the tentpole releases that companies pumped out to make the big bucks. Those days are long gone, but the sidescrollers live on and are a staple in today's landscape thanks to indie developers. The in...   read

 
 
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Review: Corpse Party

Yes, we're reviewing Corpse Party. We already did it back on the PSP. Not much has changed since then, but sometimes a game is so interesting and so unlike anything else on the market that it deserves a second look.   read

 
 
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Review: Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity

Usually, when we talk about fan games here on Destructoid, it means Nintendo just shut one down. But not every company is against fans using its properties to create their own games. In fact, some encourage it. Take Team Shanghai Alice. Its...   read

 
 
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Corpse Party arrives on 3DS later this month

Earlier this year, XSEED Games announced that it was bringing the horror game Corpse Party to the Nintendo 3DS sometime in Summer 2016. For one reason or another, it was unable to meet that release window. Thankfully, XSEED Games has a...   read

 
 
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Fate/Extella has been delayed in North America

Sometimes, I can't help but wonder if the job of a games journalist is to report on nothing but delays. I'm being facetious, but considering the frequency in which delays are announced or confirmed, it is a thought that crosses my mind ever...   read

 
 
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The world's largest rodent is your Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns pre-order bonus

In Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, the latest entry in the Bokujō Monogatari farm sim franchise, your character can adopt a pet to keep them company around the farm. There is a wide variety of cat and dog breeds to choose from, i...   read

 
 
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XSEED is bringing Nitroplus Blasterz to PC this winter

Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel is a PlayStation exclusive no longer. XSEED is bringing the Examu-developed 2D fighter to Steam this winter, and that's sure to make some of you happy. In his review of the PS4 version, Kyle noted...   read

 
 
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New Senran Kagura teased for 2017

Today, September 22, marks the fifth anniversary of Senran Kagura's debut on the Nintendo 3DS. Five years of big bosoms, bad-ass brawls, and barely-there bras. Since 2011 we've seen five games in the franchise reach western shores. In 2017,...   read

 
 
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Akiba's Beat has been delayed on Vita in Japan

While the Western localisation of Akiba's Beat has recently been delayed, it looks like the game finally has a confirmed Japanese release date. On PlayStation 4, at least. The PlayStation Vita port has been delayed. According to G...   read

 
 
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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero pulls a Final Fantasy XV

September has lost another one. In an update posted today on the Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Kickstarter page, developer Wayforward announced the gorgeous looking game has been pushed back by about six weeks. A new release date isn't expe...   read

 
 
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Trails of Cold Steel II finally gets a European release date

While it was recently announced that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II is to be released in the U.S. early next month, European fans of the franchise were left in a state of limbo, as there was no confirmation of a launch date f...   read

 
 
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Return to Erebonia in Trails of Cold Steel II next month

After months of anticipation, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II finally has a release date for North America. Publisher XSEED Games confirmed today the PlayStation 3 and Vita game will hit store shelves on September 6. Holy crap...   read

 
 



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