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Nintendo confirms that Zelda: Breath of the Wild hits Wii U at the same time as Switch

Yesterday was all about the Nintendo Switch. So much so, that the publisher neglected to even really mention the Wii U, relegating it to the status of that distant relative that you aren't even aware of until someone mentions it. But they c...   read

 
 
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Disgaea 5 is heading to the Switch

There were several announcements for JRPGs at tonight's Switch event, but one in particular didn't seem to get a lot of hype. Disgaea 5 will be coming out on Nintendo's new platform in a "Complete Edition" that adds several new features to ...   read

 
 
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Project: Octopath Traveler is a new RPG by Square Enix for the Switch

Square Enix has unveiled a new JRPG for Nintendo's new Switch console. Project: Octopath Traveler appears to combine traditional sprite-based artwork with three-dimensional backdrops and environments. Square Enix's trailer for it also ...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest Heroes 1 and 2 are coming to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's talking third-party partners for Switch games, and it mentioned that there are over 80 titles in development right now. Take a look at all these names:   read

 
 
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The next Shin Megami Tensei will be on Nintendo Switch

As the 25th anniversary for Shin Megami Tensei looms, Atlus teased a new entry at the Nintendo Switch event. Little was shown, because "development has only just begun," but there you go. The company has also opened a teaser site though, a...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is coming to the Switch

Monolith Soft is bringing the next installment in the Xenoblade series to the Nintendo Switch. There's no release date yet other than "2017," but it sure looks purdy, and I always love a JRPG on a new console. Oh, and Yasunori Mitsuda is be...   read

 
 
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Live action Gravity Rush 2 trailer featuring anti-gravity cat is wild

Talk about going out of your way to make something cool to promote your game. SIE Japan released a four minute live action trailer about two Japanese sisters and their pet cat. We view an everyday apartment from the first-person perspectiv...   read

 
 
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Story-heavy roguelike Sunless Sea headed to iPad

The crew-eating descent into madness that is Sunless Sea is coming to iPad. BlitWorks is handling the port for Failbetter Games, and they're targeting a spring 2017 release. The studio has worked on other notable mobile adaptations like Don...   read

 
 
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Kingdom Hearts 3D translates well from portable to console

This week I put a preview build of Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue to the test, and so far, I'm happy with how well at least one of the three games that comprises this compilation has translated -- Kingdom Hearts 3D, or,...   read

 
 
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Ever wondered how Gravity Rush's Kat gets dressed? You're in luck!

Do you have black cloth, scissors, and some ornate golden bands to wrap around both your legs and torso? Then you can follow these ten easy steps to dress like Gravity Rush hero Kat. You might need red contact lenses to complete the lo...   read

 
 
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Horizon Zero Dawn gets a gorgeous cinematic story trailer

I just can't get over how gorgeous Horizon Zero Dawn is. Whether or not it's going to be a great experience overall is still up in the air, but I'm glad it's so, so pretty. Sony released a new trailer showing off some of the game's story ci...   read

 
 
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Glitching out of bounds in Final Fantasy XV takes you to unused areas

Did you ever use the tank or dodo plane in Grand Theft Auto 3 to fly to the ghost town that was used in the opening cutscene? How about glitching out of any map in Halo 2 and exploring? Much like the latter case, a player has foun...   read

 
 
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Platinum Games and Hideki Kamiya break silence about Scalebound cancellation

It took two days after Microsoft's announcement of Scalebound's cancellation for Platinum Games to give a response. President Kenichi Sato expresses the company's remorse for the disappointment caused by the cancellation as "many of our fan...   read

 
 
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Nioh kunoichi disregards reality but who cares

I remember forgetting the word for female ninja, "kunoichi," when talking with a Japanese friend once. No matter how much I explained the concept and how much of a basic word it was, she couldn't think of it. When I finally remembered she ...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV shipments break the 6 million mark

It's hip to be Square nowadays, as Square Enix's Final Fantasy XV is now reported to have exceed six million total worldwide shipments including digital sales. It won't break any records for Final Fantasy let alone video games as ...   read

 
 
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Tales of Berseria PC version will use Denuvo, which Bandai says is not disruptive

The idea of Japanese role-playing games releasing day one on PC is still pretty foreign to me, so I had forgotten Tales of Berseria  was doing just that. It's a good trend, but the bad news for some is that it will use Denuvo, Bandai N...   read

 
 
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SNK developing new mystery RPG

SNK isn't known for branching out and trying new properties on any given day, but that seems to be what they're planning this year, at least for one mobile project. The publisher that's back from the dead has announced that they're working ...   read

 
 
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The last patch before the next Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn expansion looks dope

In this massive near 10 minute trailer, Square Enix goes over everything that's going to be present in the upcoming 3.5 patch, which is coming in two parts (the first on January 17, and the second in March) before the new expansion, St...   read

 
 
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How caught up are you on the Yakuza series, and are you ready for Yakuza 0?

You know how those "prequels released years after the original" arcs go. If you've been following along since the start you're bound to pick up on little nuances that newcomers won't, but it is the start of the story after all, so you can b...   read

 
 
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Tales from the Yawning Portal is the next Dungeons & Dragons book

The first addition to Dungeons & Dragons this year is Tales from the Yawning Portal, a new campaign book that takes ideas and dungeons from the past five decades and brings them to the fifth edition. It's framed as a collection of tales...   read

 
 
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Oh hey, Mass Effect 2 is free on PC

For a limited time, Mass Effect 2 is free on PC through Origin, and you should probably get on that. Before we know it, Andromeda will be here in late March. If you've flirted with the idea of getting into this oft-talked-about series, it's...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect: Andromeda is coming in March, much sooner than I thought!

Mass Effect: Andromeda was always locked in for a first quarter 2017 release, but I thought for sure it would be pushed back. Nope! That's definitely not the case, as EA has confirmed to Destructoid that Andromeda now has a firm M...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft pays tribute to Overwatch with new 'Ogrewatch' event

Well-rounded Blizzard fans will soon see some familiar-yet-slightly-off additions to World of Warcraft. A parodied version of the Overwatch crew is crossing over for a limited time. Blizzard is set to bring The Brawler's Guild back to ...   read

 
 
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Don't ignore CES this year because there's gonna be some Mass Effect gameplay

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place in Las Vegas at the beginning of each year. It's sort of an odd one for us in that it's just a smidgen too tech and hardware-centric to really get excited about. It's on our radar but it rarel...   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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