Jaleco shmup P-47 Thunderbolt is this week's Arcade Archives release

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Jaleco shmup P-47 Thunderbolt is this week's Arcade Archives release

It'ss a good time to be a shmup historian, as recent years have seen both old and new examples of the genre blasting back on multiple platforms with reckless abandon. Case in point: Jaleco classic P-47 Thunderbolt, the latest addition to Hamster's Arcade Archives range.Initially released back in 1988, (as P-47: The Freedom Fighter), P-47 Thunderbolt is one of a number of shump titles that use World War II as the setting for some fast-paced anachronistic action. Players guide a lone fighter over a dense forest, a snowy mountain range, a huge battleship and a scorching sunset, taking down wave after wave of enemy fighters attacking from land, sea, and air. Basic weapon drops offer an edge in combat, while speed boosts help the player successfully evade returning fire.

You can check out the sky-high action in the video below, courtesy of World of Longplays.

The latest Pokemon: Twilight Wings episode is spooktacular

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The latest Pokemon: Twilight Wings episode is spooktacular

I've been really digging the Pokemon: Twilight Wings series so far.

If you haven't seen it yet, the objective is to provide more background info on the world of Pokemon Sword and Shield, diving into the lives of gym leaders and other important figures of this generation. You can catch up on every episode here: they're only a few minutes long each.

So far we've followed the journeys of Bea, Hop, Nessa and Oleana, but this recent episode (Moonlight) centers around Allister, the Ghost-type gym leader. As expected it's short, sweet and even touching. It's also continuing the core storyline of Twilight Wings that serves as the underlying foundation of the series: the tale of John, a sick kid who resides in a children's hospital.

Start the second half of this hell year by giving us your Podtoid questions

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Start the second half of this hell year by giving us your Podtoid questions

Twenty-twenty has felt as though it's lasted 17 years, and yet we still have six more months of this nightmare ahead of us. I am not looking forward to what the back half of this year has in store for us, but one thing I am looking forward to is answering your Podtoid questions.

Hearing from the community has been an absolute bright spot for the Podtoid team this week, and as it's the first new show of the month, we're reaching out to you once more looking for your questions. If you have something you want to know from us, ask us in the comments below. The more creative the question, the more likely we'll answer it on air.

The World Ends with You anime coming 2021, teaser trailer released

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The World Ends with You anime coming 2021, teaser trailer released

Square Enix has announced that the anime adaptation of The World Ends With You will launch worldwide in 2021. The first teaser trailer for the anime was premiered during a special panel at Anime Expo Lite 2020.The World Ends With You the Animation will see Neku, Shiki and friends relive their strange, psychedelic escapades in "The UG", an alternate reality version of Tokyo's jam-packed Shibuya district. Having awoken on Scramble Crossing with no knowledge of any recent events, Neku and his band of hot-headed teen pals must now face the wrath of the "Reaper's Game" if they are to understand the twisted fate that has befallen them.

Whatcha been playing this week, Destructoid?

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Whatcha been playing this week, Destructoid?

I'm going to hit you with a pretty wild truth, folks. We are now halfway through the year. That's right, only halfway. When I think back to January 1, 2020, I can't deny it feels like it happened on March 22, 1988. But nevertheless, we are here. I am here, as are you, and we'll continue to push forward as the tight-knit posse of pals that we are. Stay safe, and look after those around you. We'll keep the ball rollin'.I haven't played much this week. I did put some time into Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, which is my first foray into the crazy/cute/creepy world of Monokuma and pals. I'm kind of digging it, though I'm sure the sequels are probably a little tighter and more accomplished as interactive experiences.

It's not only the weekend, but it's also July 4, which means something or other to you, my American friends. So before you man your crop-dusters to battle an army of extra-terrestrials, drop us a quick note below and let us know what games you've been hitting recently. Good luck out there, I hope you do President Bill Pullman proud.

Have a safe and pleasant weekend, from all of us at Destructoid.

Contest: Win Infliction: Extended Cut for Nintendo Switch

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Contest: Win Infliction: Extended Cut for Nintendo Switch

In today's contest you can win a Switch copy of Infliction: Extended Cut!

Happy 4th of July, everyone! The 4th is cool and all, but a little too patriotic and a little too un-scary for me. The ratios are way off, here. I don't like it, so let's change things up a little bit.

We've got some Switch copies of a creepy first-person horror game called Infliction: Extended Cut to give away to help make this holiday weekend a bit more spooky. Why should we have to wait until October to have all the scary fun?!

This fun little generator lets you edit classic video games with your own text

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This fun little generator lets you edit classic video games with your own text

The Death Generator – a site that lets users swap out the text in classic video game intros, scenes, and dialogue boxes with their own silly writing – is making the rounds again on Twitter. It's fantastic.

Maybe you've come across this meme generator before, maybe you haven't. (For a bit, I was convinced we had already covered it on Destructoid, but I didn't find a trace.) Either way, the Death Generator is back, and it's precisely the kind of time-waster I want to mess around with on a holiday weekend.

You can choose from over 150 games, pop in your text, and save your image or insta-upload it to Imgur with a click. In some cases, like Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2, there's even an animated gif export.

This Bloodborne clip proves that greed isn't good, especially when a boss has one hit left

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This Bloodborne clip proves that greed isn't good, especially when a boss has one hit left

If we're ranking the toughest bosses in Bloodborne, we'll probably never reach a consensus – the perceived difficulty of a fight can vary wildly depending on your playstyle, character build, and composure. I've been through the From Software wringer, and to this day it's tricky to pin down exactly what makes certain fights easier or harder for me than the average player. Everyone's different.

That said, a few contenders stand out to me. Laurence from the Old Hunters DLC is at the top of my most-despicable list. He's not necessarily the "hardest," but no one tested my patience more.

The First Vicar is a lava-spewing war of attrition. He's beefy. He doesn't let up. His room feels too cramped. The longer you persevere, the more aggressive Laurence seems to get. Near the end, when he's forced to crawl, it's super tempting to just finish the fight already – but that can be a mistake.

There's a Xenoblade event in Tetris 99 this weekend

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There's a Xenoblade event in Tetris 99 this weekend

Prove you’re really feeling it with the #Tetris99 14th MAXIMUS CUP, featuring #XenobladeChronicles: Definitive Edition! Earn at least 100 event points in the Tetris 99 mode from 7/3, 12am PT to 7/6, 11:59pm PT to unlock the Tetris 99 theme! @tetris_official pic.twitter.com/AyFOMn8zPX

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 24, 2020

Prove you’re really feeling it with the #Tetris99 14th MAXIMUS CUP, featuring #XenobladeChronicles: Definitive Edition! Earn at least 100 event points in the Tetris 99 mode from 7/3, 12am PT to 7/6, 11:59pm PT to unlock the Tetris 99 theme! @tetris_official pic.twitter.com/AyFOMn8zPX

Nintendo hasn't tried to hide the fact that it is using its quasi-free-to-play battle royale Tetris 99 as a glorified advertising vessel. Every time a first-party Nintendo game comes out, it's almost guaranteed that it will get a theme and a weekend event in Tetris 99.