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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


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


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


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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Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star slated for European and Australian release late 2016

Some more regular Destructoid users may have already noticed this by now, but I'm somewhat of a fan of the Fate series and many of the spin-off titles associated with it. Naturally, that also means that I find myself interested in the upcom...   read

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New Akiba's Beat trailer introduces its main characters

Akiba's Beat is the upcoming successor to Akiba's Trip (not released outside Japan) and Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed by Acquire. It is set to release on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita sometime in 2016. Like its predecessors, Beat will be...   read


We've been virtually farming for 20 years

The hard drive on my Macbook Pro is pretty small. With all the productivity apps I have on it, there’s very little space for entertainment. In fact, I only have two games on my computer at the moment: Deus Ex Human Revolution and Star...   read

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Story of Seasons

Story of Seasons, Rune Factory producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto farms on vacation

While people taking their work home with them is not by any means a new phenomenon, the concept of "work-life balance" is perhaps more of a concern now than ever before. With the advent of the Internet and mobile phones, employers now have ...   read

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Little King's Story
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Ooh, Little King's Story is headed to PC next week

Wish there were more Pikmin-style games (or that Nintendo would at least acknowledge the existence of Pikmin 4 again)? Well, did you ever get around to playing Little King's Story? It's not to be missed. As of next week, it'll be even easi...   read

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EDF 4.1 on PC

Hell yeah! Steam gets Earth Defense Force 4.1 next week

It's been long enough since that big list of supposed Steam games surfaced that I had forgotten Earth Defense Force 4.1 may or may not make it to PC. Well, it's happening, and we'll only need to wait a matter of days. The Steam release for ...   read

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Akiba's Beat team 'thinking about' PC port

While in Los Angeles last week for E3, I had an opportunity to sit down with Acquire's Kohta Takano, the director behind the Tenchu and Way of the Samurai studio's latest project, Akiba's Beat. Akiba's Beat is a continuation of sorts of Acq...   read

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XSEED localizing new Story of Seasons, Fate/Extella, and Akiba's Beat

XSEED Games revealed its spicy E3 lineup today, and it includes some things we already knew about and some things we figured XSEED was working on but couldn't yet say for sure. Among the new confirmations are Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star, ...   read


Tamsoft's Senran Kagura and Onechanbara are now on Steam

A pair of Tamsoft's sexed-up action games, Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus and Onechanbara Z2: Chaos, made their debuts on Steam in the past few days after previously releasing as PlayStation exclusives. While both games were published by XSE...   read

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Looks like XSEED is localizing another Akiba's game

XSEED Games has registered a domain for Akiba's Beat, a recently-announced action role-playin game from Acquire, the Tokyo-based studio behind the Tenchu, Way of the Samurai, and Akiba's Trip series. Much like Akiba's Trip, this one takes p...   read

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Is XSEED the best localizer around?

As someone who has been importing since a young age, I've been thinking a lot about localizations lately. Between Deep Silver putting out the "unforgivable" pizza commercial for Mighty No. 9, NIS being upfront about changes to Criminal Girl...   read

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XSEED indies

XSEED publishing new Shantae, Touhou

XSEED Games just announced plans to publish a trio of indie games (Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity, physical editions of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on select platforms, and Exile's End).  Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity is a fan-made action role-pla...   read

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Senran Kagura

Senran Kagura: Shenovi Versus heads to PC next week

The PlayStation Vita is losing yet another exclusive next week, as Marvelous and XSEED Games' "buxom brawler" Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus is a-comin' to Steam on Wednesday, June 1. The PC version features "full HD" visuals, with 60 frames...   read

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Corpse Party

The original Corpse Party is coming to 3DS and Steam

Corpse Party came to the PSP at a great moment for me. I was relatively new at my college, and dreadfully hopeless at social interaction. Instead of trying to fix that I played through the horrific visual novel in an isolated spot on the se...   read

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Nitroplus Blasterz out now in Europe, Australia

The wait is over. Nitroplus Blasterz has finally made its way to Europe and Australia. Marvelous published the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 fighting game in PAL territories on Thursday, following up on the North American and Ja...   read

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