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  1. This 1998 BioShock demake is something else

    09.22 / 02:35 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    This gets my vote for today's coolest thing (that isn't new but is new to me). 98DEMAKE is a YouTube creator who takes modern video games and imagines what they might've looked like had they originally released in 1998. I've seen plenty of screenshot and gif mockups for demakes, and those are all well and good, but this recent effort for BioShock is seriously impressive. "This one especially took a ridiculous amount of time to create," notes the creator. In a Q&A video…
  2. Virtual On and Assault Suits Valken join Senko No Ronde 2 Cast

    09.22 / 02:35 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Man, Virtual On seems to be getting everywhere these days! Senko no Ronde 2 was never going to set the scene aflame but it's carving a niche for itself and its good to see that the developers are still very keen to keep it updated and healthy.  The latest news is that there will be two new characters available as DLC. Temjin from Virtual On and the Valken from Assault Suit Valken, better known in the west as the SNES game Cybernator. The units will be shown off at the Tokyo…
  3. Review: SteamWorld Dig 2

    09.22 / 00:44 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    I was pleasantly surprised by 2013's SteamWorld Dig, a 2D throwback that borrowed some of the best bits of Spelunky and Terraria and combined them into a charming, snack-sized platformer. The main gameplay loop is more fun than it sounds; you dig as deep as you can to find rare and more exotic ores, then sell those ores topside to buy upgrades that help you dig even deeper. My only real complaint about the original SteamWorld Dig was that I wanted more. Fortunately,…
  4. Super Bomberman R is getting another update with new characters and modes

    09.22 / 00:44 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Despite all the negative initial reception, Konami has been consistently updating Super Bomberman R to become a pretty solid game. We've seen the introduction of a higher framerate, better online netcode and even new characters. It's almost as if someone cares about the game they made! That care isn't stopping as Super Bomberman R is going to get even more free content in a new update. Announced at the Tokyo Game Show, a brand new "Grand Prix" mode will be coming to the game alongside…
  5. Tak Fujii is back with Gal Metal, a drumming game for Nintendo Switch

    09.21 / 23:46 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Former Konami producer Tak Fujii (Ninety-Nine Nights II, Frogger 3D, Blades of Time) is just the best. We can't get enough of the guy and his unabashed excitement and silliness. If you've been wondering what he's been up to lately like I have, look no further: he's working on a motion-centric drumming rhythm title for Nintendo Switch at DMM Games that calls to mind another infamous E3 moment. You're a drummer for a metal band, there are aliens, and yep, it's on you to stop…
  6. Comments of the Week 17: Puns of Liberty

    09.21 / 23:46 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Welcome back to Comments of the Week! I'm Perro, and I'll be your host for the best comments of the week from 9/11-9/17! This past week has been an interesting one, given that Nintendo's latest Direct stream showed off more of Xenoblade 2, Mario Odyssey, as well as other goodies. With great announcements comes great comments, and I'm here to present you all with my personal picks of the best comments this past week! Join me now as we take a look at the tears, the joy, the lewd and insane,…
  7. Square Enix shows off new figures at TGS

    09.21 / 23:46 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Square Enix may be best known as video games publisher but the company has its fingers in many pies from manga publishing to running arcade stores in Japan. But aside from their home video games, their next best known products are probably their figures and merchandising from their titles. And at Tokyo Games Show, they went and showed off some of their future products. Some are actually reworkings of previous releases to reflect newer titles, such as Terra Bradford and Lightning now…
  8. Oh yeah, I'm down for Earth Defense Force 5

    09.21 / 22:45 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    It wouldn't be Tokyo Game Show for me without a new EDF trailer. It just wouldn't! We've got four and a half minutes of footage from Sandlot's latest entry, Earth Defense Force 5, and it's a hoot. The battle scene at 2:35 with the hulking humanoid invaders really sealed the deal for me, to say nothing of the Gigantic Unloader Barga mech repeatedly clocking a kaiju in the face at 3:40. Will I grow tired of blasting the (mostly) same old insects? Not anytime soon! Which is good,…
  9. Suda 51's The Silver Case sequel remake is headed west for the first time ever

    09.21 / 22:45 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    The 25th Ward was an episodic sequel to Suda 51 and Grasshopper Manufacture's first title, The Silver Case. It was only released on now-obsolete flip phones in three chapter sets of five episodes apiece. Since The Silver Case was finally localized for the first time last year, now its sequel is coming west as well in 2018, published by Nippon Ichi Software (NIS). Rather than the original episodic release, the game will come bundled together as one package. The remake…
  10. The Xbox's original 'Duke' controller is making a comeback

    09.21 / 22:45 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    The original Xbox's original controller, the Duke, frightened me at the time. It kinda still does! There's been talk of bringing the gamepad back for Xbox One and Windows 10 and that initiative -- led by Xbox designer Seamus Blackley -- is moving forward with help from Hyperkin. It's approved. #NewDuke has gone to tooling and is approved by @Xbox THIS IS HAPPENING! pic.twitter.com/zSVA4TFh08 — Seamus Blackley (@SeamusBlackley) September 20, 2017 The Xbox logo in the…
  11. Fire Emblem Echoes' Celica joins Fire Emblem Warriors

    09.21 / 22:45 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Musou games have only gotten better with big licenses like One Piece, Berserk, and The Legend of Zelda taking the exaggerated beat 'em ups and escalating them even further with their own distinct flair. I'm not a huge Fire Emblem fan by any means, but I've always been a fan of its universe and character design.  Namely its super cute waifus like Celica from Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Although you only get a brief look at her musou attack in Fire Emblem…
  12. Here's a few minutes of The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia

    09.21 / 21:41 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Can you believe that earlier today I had no idea there was a video game in development based on the Showtime documentary series from that guy who got really fat and almost died off McDonalds back in the day, and now I know that's still the case, despite some initial confusion at first? What a roller coaster. The Seven Deadly Sins is actually a Japanese comic book that got turned into a cartoon, and is now getting its first-ever console game in the form of PS4 exclusive from…
  13. Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    09.21 / 21:41 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    I think I open up every post I write about the original Kingsman movie like this, but what an effing surprise it was. In a rare occurrence I didn't catch the flick in theaters, and despite the positive reviews I still thought it looked pretty dumb. A Matthew Vaughn directed spy parody trying to cash in on the comic book adaptation craze? It just looked like nothing much at all, and I'm a huge James Bond fan. Then, about a year after its release or so, I was flipping through Netflix…
  14. The new Pokemon game is for babies

    09.21 / 21:41 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    I know what you're thinking: all Pokemon games are for babies. And you're right! But the Pokemon Playhouse Android and iPhone app is straight billing itself as the, "first-ever official digital Pokémon experience for preschoolers." Does that mean you can't play it? No. This is America. I use "baby wipes" for my asshole and I'm not a baby; America is just a backwards, savage hellhole that isn't civilized enough for bidets.  There are 50 pocket monsters for babies to…
  15. Yakuza Kiwami 2 looks absolutely stunning in this TGS story trailer

    09.21 / 20:50 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm a huge Yakuza fan. Ever since playing Yakuza 3 roughly seven years ago, I can't get enough of the series. I'm eagerly awaiting Yakuza 6 and having finished Kiwami roughly a month ago, I still pine to get more. When the rumored remake of Yakuza 2 ended up being true, I was elated. As more footage comes pouring in, I honestly don't know if I'll be able to hold out for confirmation on a localization. This new trailer sets up the original plot for…
  16. Wes Anderson's totally Wes-Andersonian Isle of Dogs has its first trailer

    09.21 / 20:50 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Look, by this point there are two types of people in the world. People who like Wes Anderson films and people who don't like Wes Anderson films. You can't fall in the middle. This is the Internet, there are no middle opinions. I fall in the like category, and as such Isle of Dogs, looks absolutely wonderful to me from the get go. Anderson's previous animated film, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, captured childhood wonder and excitement in a way few other films can, and…
  17. Mario + Rabbids is the Switch's best-selling third-party game

    09.21 / 20:50 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    Contrary to what we've been led to believe, the Rabbids are perfectly welcome in the Mushroom Kingdom. Their invasion hasn't been chaotic and destructive, but prosperous instead. Turns out merging the two wasn't a bad idea at all. According to a report from Eurogamer, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is the best-selling third-party title in the relatively-brief history of the Switch. This really isn't too surprising. Putting Mario on the box of any game is going to significantly…
  18. Watch over 30 minutes of The Evil Within 2 gameplay

    09.21 / 19:53 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    You've seen the trailer. You've read Jordan's tepid preview. Now you can watch over a half hour of pure, uncut The Evil Within 2 footage for yourself. It's the classic third step before step four, buying the game and never playing it and playing Dota or some shit instead. Awoo! It looks very pretty on a technical level, but should be…
  19. First gameplay look at the Yakuza Fist of the North Star game is very promising

    09.21 / 19:53 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    The first gameplay of Hokuto Ga Gotoku was shown at the 2017 Tokyo Game show and it certainly looks like a Yakuza game. Kenshiro walks around the city of Eden and gets into some fisticuffs with other burly men. He even catches a crossbow-fired arrow between his fingers and flips back into the forehead of the shooter. New details on story, characters, and gameplay have also been translated. Four newly announced characters include Jagi, Souther, Nadai, and Uighur (who I…
  20. Grab Outlast for free through Humble right now

    09.21 / 19:53 destructoid.com Destructoid.com - Games
    It's too early for the spooky season, seeing as how autumn doesn't even technically start until tomorrow. And it's really not close to Halloween considering that's at the end of October. This promotion doesn't make a ton of seasonal sense, but it doesn't have to. Free stuff never goes out of style. For the next 40-some hours, Humble is giving away Outlast and its DLC Outlast: Whistleblower for free. Just hit this link, go through the checkout process, and get a pair of Steam…