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Review: Sadame

One of my favorite things about this current era of gaming is how many artists and designers there are out there who prey on my sense of nostalgia. I loved gaming in the '90s, so I'm always on the lookout for new titles that can strike a ch...   read

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3DS action-RPG Sadame coming to the West

This is my first time seeing Sadame, a top-down action-RPG from Mebius and Rising Star Games, and I'm on board. The basic premise: a samurai, ninja, monk, and rogue battle demons in Japan's Sengoku period, earning better equipment and skil...   read

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One Upon Light coming to PS4 in October

The very beautiful, if weirdly titled, One Upon Light will be coming to the PS4 in Europe and North America in October. The "devious" top-down puzzler inverts your natural inclination to move towards the light, making the bright light your ...   read

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Zombie Vikings brings humorous brawler action to the Norse landscape

When people think of the beat-'em-up genre, they most likely recall the dimly-light streets of an urban metropolis filled with thugs and other roughnecks looking to cause trouble. While there are some other notable titles that move away fro...   read

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Poncho is a mind-melting retro journey through post-robopocalypse

Last year, we got a sneak peek at a rather peculiar puzzle-platformer named Poncho. Launching on Kickstarter and debuting at EGX for attendees, it showed a lot of promise in exploring the earth after humans went extinct. Unfortunately, crow...   read

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La-Mulana EX is nirvana for punishing game enthusiasts

There's a certain thrill to a game that punishes you for attempting to best it, as Bloodborne and Souls series fans can attest to. That's why there happen to be so many of them cropping up here and there, especially over the last few years....   read

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Beyblade Evolution invading Nintendo World Store

Rising Star Games, publisher of Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut, is throwing a special launch event today at the Nintendo World Store in New York city for their new 3DS title Beyblade Evolution. The event, which begins at 3 p.m EST ...   read


Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut: UE now on PSN

Deadly Premonition, Jim Sterling's favorite game of all time is now available on PlayStation Network, containing all the material from the Director's Cut that was released earlier this year plus all the previously released downloadable cont...   read

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Deadly Premonition 'Visual Companion' ebook released

Fans of Deadly Premonition are being offered a new "Visual Companion" ebook through the iTunes store today. The supplement features more than 350 pages of material, including some of Swery65's notes, and an assortment of interactive el...   read

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Deadly Premonition to PC

Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut on PC this Halloween

Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut achieved a Steam release through Greenlight.The weird, Twin Peaks-y murder mystery Jim so famously awarded a 10/10 review got its prettied up Director's Cut on PS3, though the original game came out on 360...   read



Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut on Steam Greenlight

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut is eyeing a PC release via the wondrous passage of Steam Greenlight. At last, computer gamers can experience the delirious delights of Agent York Morgan and his hunt for the Raincoat Killer. Excited? Y...   read

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Review: Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut

Deadly Premonition may be the most well known review I've ever written. It's certainly one of the most debated 10/10 scores I've ever awarded -- though I've not awarded too many. It's a score I stand by wholeheartedly, and Deadly Premonitio...   read

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Sip the Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut launch vid

I'm a tea drinker, but I'm drinking coffee this morning in honor of this new launch trailer for Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut. Burned my lips but it felt so good. We're about a week away from the game's April 30 launch in North Am...   read

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Deadly Premonition PS3's pre-order bonuses detailed

Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut comes out next month (4/30) on PS3 and it will offer retailer-specific pre-order bonuses, which is a little bit of an oddity for a game getting its unexpected second life. Almost takes the sting out of ret...   read

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Deadly Premonition looks better than ever

Spoiler alert: Rising Star Games has released a new trailer for Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut which shows off the remastered game's updated graphics. It does, however, blatantly reveal one rather significant element of the pl...   read

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Talking Deadly Premonition: Directors Cut with SWERY

Destructoid’s love affair with the inimitable, idiosyncratic Deadly Premonition is a point of public record. Jim’s infamous, glowing, 10/10 review turned a lot of people onto the game -- myself included -- and for that we are as...   read

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Contest: Win Under Defeat HD for PSN!

[Update: Contest over! Winners have been PM'd.] Our friends at Rising Star Games have given us 20 PSN codes for Under Defeat HD to hand out to the Destructoid community! We thought the game was pretty good, so why not try it out yourself fo...   read

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Review: Under Defeat HD

Helicopters are complex, unwieldy machines. In games, their difficulties are either flat-out ignored (Twin Cobra) or make for one of the steepest learning curves you’ll ever face (Battlefield 2). Under Defeat is a balancing act tha...   read

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A first glimpse of Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut

Rising Star games dropped a little tease of Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut today, and what a tiny morsel it is. Following about a minute of quotes about the release from fine publications such as Giant Bomb, EGM and Destructoid (wh...   read


Deadly Premonition Director's Cut coming early 2013

Rising Star Games has confirmed today their intention to publish a "Director's Cut" edition of the 2010 small-town suspense thriller, Deadly Premonition, early in 2013 for PlayStation 3. This new version will feature updated controls, new s...   read

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Virtue's Last Reward gets Euro trailer, you lucky dogs

Behold! The first English trailer for Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward! It may not be super amazing, but at least it's evidence that our Euro brethren have something to look forward to! As you may recall, Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Do...   read


Rejoice shoot-em-up fans: Under Defeat HD is set for PSN!

If I made a list of Japan-only shooters that are most deserving of a western release, G. Rev’s one-of-a-kind helicopter shooter Under Defeat would be at the top of the list. Well, maybe it’s time I cross it off.Following their e...   read

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Rising Star bringing Carrier Command to the US in Q3 2012

Remember that cult-hit game Carrier Command from the 80's? Yeah, neither do I. To be fair, I wasn't even born yet. They don't call me the resident baby at Destructoid for nothing! Anyway, if you're not in the know, Bohemia Interactive...   read


Things aren't looking so good for Cave Interactive

Sorry all you bored PlayStation Vita owners! While Cave Interactive announced its support for Sony's new portable at TGS last year that's not happening anymore. The latest issue of Famitsu magazine listed both titles amidst a group of cance...   read

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Cave shooter Akai Katana descending onto the Xbox 360

Good news fellow STG enthusiasts! Cave's side-scrolling bullet-hell adventure Akai Katana is making its way to the Xbox 360, courtesy of Rising Star Games. Publishers of everything awesomely Japanese on the other side of the pond, Ris...   read

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