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Bloodstained shows off a pair of new enemies

For this month's backer update for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, designer IGA spoke with composer Michiru Yamane, whose music you'll know and surely dig from games like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (yep, there it goes -- it's st...   read

 
 
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Our first glimpse of combat in The Bard's Tale IV

The folks at inXile are showing off an early look at what combat will be like in The Bard's Tale IV, a Kickstarter-funded game I admittedly forgot was in the studio's pipeline but am glad to see again. Take a look! But before you rush to c...   read

 
 
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Wandersong will assuage our eardrums with its melodious gameplay in 2018

I once had a college professor who would call on someone, and when they were hesitant to answer he would say "c'mon, assuage our eardrums with your melodious and canorous voice!" Well, actually, he only said that to the women in the class....   read

 
 
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Physical Switch edition 'beyond the scope' of Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter, but they're considering it

Did you pre-order Yooka-Laylee on the Wii U, the system it was basically born to be on given that it's an homage to the Rare-led platformers during the Nintendo 64 era? Too bad! It was canceled a few weeks ago. But if you're so incline...   read

 
 
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Banner Saga 3 already met its funding goal

I don't know that any of us were expecting Stoic to not bring in $200,000 to help fund development on The Banner Saga 3, but here's confirmation, about a week later: the studio has in fact done it. With that funding threshold out of the way...   read

 
 
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Yooka-Laylee has gone gold, Wii U owners can change platforms

The golden days of Rareware may be gone, but their memories will forever live on. Soon, the spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kazooie games, Yooka-Laylee, will be hitting digital storefronts. Announced today via Kickstarter and the official ...   read

 
 


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Apocalypse Now now has a Kickstarter for a game adaptation

In the old-school era, nearly every film had some kind of video game adaptation. It didn't matter if the film hadn't been relevant in decades, you were bound to find some form of interactive adaptation for a beloved classic. The Angry Video...   read

 
 
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The Banner Saga 3 concludes Stoic's Viking trilogy

Two down, one to go. Stoic has returned to Kickstarter for The Banner Saga 3, the final title in its turn-based strategy Viking series. This $200,000 crowdfunding campaign is meant to give the team "a little more breathing room for developm...   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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Red Ash, that disaster of an Inafune Kickstarter, still exists

Red Ash crashed and burned in July of 2015, after it sought funding amidst mutliple poorly handled Mighty No. 9 delays. And Mighty's rocky launch didn't really inspire any confidence in Inafune's team either, so it makes sense that Ash, wha...   read

 
 
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Dreamfall Chapters will be getting a 'Final Cut' update on PC for free

Dreamfall Chapters has had quite the troubled development cycle. While the Kickstarter for the project was very successful, delays upon delays led many to believe the game would never properly be finished. The console versions have fared ev...   read

 
 
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Psychological horror RPG Omori is alive and well

It has been a matter of years since we last touched on Omocat's Kickstarter-funded project Omori, and while its release date remains elusive, even now, the team has been "extremely busy" working on the uncanny role-playing game. With news ...   read

 
 
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The jig is up: Frog Fractions 2 has been unveiled

Frog Fractions was a breath of fresh air when it launched in 2012. (Has it really been that long?) The unconventional game was full of surprises and left a lasting impression on pretty much everyone who stuck with it. The developer, Ji...   read

 
 
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Despite a studio closure, Hero's Song players are getting refunds

Plenty of crowdfunded projects fail to come to fruition, or do make it out, but fall short of expectations. It's the risk we take as backers. In the case of Hero's Song, an action-RPG from veteran developers who worked on titles like EverQu...   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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Tabletop RPG based on Simon Stalenhag's work gets Kickstarted

Last night, the Kickstarter for a physical version of the upcoming Tales from the Loop tabletop RPG blew past its funding goal and every one of its stretch goals, earning just under $400,000 USD. Tales from the Loop is based ...   read

 
 
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Grab your forklifts and blue jeans, it's time to pre-order Shenmue III and see new photos

Starting today you can pre-order a digital copy of Shenmue III for PC from the Shenmue.link website. It also appears to not be too late to pledge for one of the many goals to obtain various benefits such as a physical copy, capsule toy...   read

 
 
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Shenmue III pre-orders open soon, game is entering 'full-scale production'

So far we've mostly seen people wax poetic about how good Shenmue III will be alongside of some concept art, but as of this week, Famitsu explains that development is heading into the "final stage, towards full-scale production." Creat...   read

 
 
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Will Bloodstained be the latest game to ditch Wii U?

With basically every indie/Kickstarter developer pulling a 180 on their Wii U plans, it stands to reason that Bloodstained would too -- though nothing has been officially announced yet. Some people want the team to just tell backers now, so...   read

 
 
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Hell yeah, Agony is happening because it killed its funding goal

Those who lusted after Agony won't find reason to be wrathful after hearing this news. Agony is definitely going to happen because of a very successful round of crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The bar was originally set for a very sp...   read

 
 
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Yooka-Laylee is set for an April 2017 release, with a possible Switch port in the works

You know, up until this year, I’ve never had the chance to play the likes of Banjo Kazooie, Conker’s Bad Fur Day or any of the other oft-acclaimed Rareware classics. As a child, I never owned a Nintendo 64 of my own, and I rarel...   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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Cap off the year with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on Dec. 20

And with that, the wait is almost over. After recently giving the heads up that Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was finished and awaiting certification from platform holders, WayForward has settled on a December 20, 2016 digital release for its Ki...   read

 
 
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Shenmue III's Shenmusic conjures nostalgia

Hey speaking of long-awaited games, it's been a while since we've heard anything about Shenmue III. There's still no new information, but Mr. Suzuki plays some track samples and answers questions about music and sound design in both Sh...   read

 
 
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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is 'done' and nearing release

WayForward is nearing the end of its "very long development cycle" for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, a game that first graced Kickstarter in September 2013, and I think some celebratory hair whips are in order. Shantae is "done" as of this week...   read

 
 



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