Latest News

Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets Up Endless Potential for the Franchise

Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets Up Endless Potential for the Franchise

A vehicle that could be vital in future

It's safe to say that Nintendo caught us off guard with its recent DLC announcement for Mario Kart 8, with these extras bringing new franchises into the MK world and, just as importantly, serving up a significant dose of content. Once both packs arrive the number of courses will have doubled, which is...

News: Mario Kart 8 Update, Mercedes Karts and DLC Pre-Orders Now Live

Mario Kart 8 Update, Mercedes Karts and DLC Pre-Orders Now Live

Vroom vroom

Just recently we've had the exciting news that extensive DLC is coming to Mario Kart 8, the details ultimately accompanying the imminent arrival of the game's update and free Mercedes DLC. Nintendo's now unleashed plenty of details with the scheduled update and Mercedes content. It's worth noting that, at the time of writing, the game...

News: EarthBound Celebrates 20 Very Strange Years of Existence

EarthBound Celebrates 20 Very Strange Years of Existence

Proving that fighting piles of puke only gets better with age

It's almost hard to believe that EarthBound (Mother 2) is 20 years old with the way it continues to pop up nowadays. The 27th of August marks the RPG's 1994 release in Japan, however, and paved the way for its strange journey through other parts of the world. Brought to North America in...

Review: Amida's Path (DSiWare)

Amida's Path (DSiWare)

The road less traveled

DSiWare releases are becoming fewer and far between, but there are still some interesting titles to be found for the service, and they're all accessible thanks to the 3DS eShop. Collavier Corporation's Amida's Path is a creative, fun game that combines strategy, action and light role-playing to create an experience that feels...

Review: Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter (3DS eShop)

Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter (3DS eShop)

Thor' real

It’s not that space shooters don’t exist on Nintendo systems, but there’s certainly not enough of them to keep cockpit-hopping fans from feeling parched. 3PM Games took advantage of this vacuum by releasing Thorium Wars on DSiWare and now, just like the alien antagonists of the series, it's back with Thorium Wars: Attack of the...

News: September Update for Hyrule Warriors Adds New Challenge Mode, Retro Sword, and BGM Settings

September Update for Hyrule Warriors Adds New Challenge Mode, Retro Sword, and BGM Settings

A few bug fixes thrown in for good measure

While the western world is still waiting on the release of Hyrule Warriors, it appears Nintendo and Tecmo Koei already have many of the future updates for the Wii U title well and truly laid out. Due out on the 1st of September in Japan, the incoming update adds a new challange mode, a new weapon, BGM...

Weirdness: Hearthstone Game Boy Demake Is An Experience Nintendo Fans Can Never Have

Hearthstone Game Boy Demake Is An Experience Nintendo Fans Can Never Have

At least we’ll always have the Pokémon Trading Card Game

If you’ve ever wondered what Hearthstone would have been like on the original Game Boy, wonder no more. A digital artist by the name of Pixelpowerluke from Game Boy Demakes is currently teasing fans with images of what Blizzard’s online card game would have possibly looked like if it...

News: The Last of Us Fails to Overtake Yokai Watch 2, 3DS and Wii U Sales Fall

The Last of Us Fails to Overtake Yokai Watch 2, 3DS and Wii U Sales Fall

Down but not out

Yokai Watch 2 has continued to obliterate the competition in terms of sales this week in Japan, and the remastered release of The Last of Us for PS4 makes less than half the sales of the 3DS title that has taken the country by storm. Sony's has a fairly strong week overall, taking all but the very highest of the top five slots with...

Video: Capcom Posts San Diego Comic-Con Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Panel

Capcom Posts San Diego Comic-Con Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Panel

Never mind the concussion grenades

2014's San Diego Comic-Con is long over, but Capcom has prepared for online consumption and posted the video of their Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate discussion panel featuring several Monster Hunter staffers, including the game's director Kaname Fujioka as a special guest. Most of the information concerning the game...

Video: Bravely Second Gameplay Footage Revealed

Bravely Second Gameplay Footage Revealed

The second time around

The first footage of gameplay from Bravely Default's sequel has emerged. The gameplay was broadcast during Square Enix's live stream earlier today and shows the same beautiful watercolour art style we saw in the original. The video also shows off some of the jobs that will be available in the sequel as well as the outfits...

News: Minor Web Miiverse Update Allows You to Show Off Favourite Genres

Minor Web Miiverse Update Allows You to Show Off Favourite Genres

The Miiverse equivalent to system stability

When it came to system updates in the Wii and DS era, Nintendo typically didn't get too carried away with frequent changes and additions. That's all changed in this Wii U and 3DS era, with system stability changes on a regular basis, while Miiverse — as a browser-based service — regularly has minor...

Video: This Moody Trailer for The Fall Sets The Scene

This Moody Trailer for The Fall Sets The Scene

Available now in North America, coming to Europe in the future

Crowdfunding on Kickstarter has brought us a select group of enticing games on the Wii U eShop, one of which has arrived this week in North America. The Fall seems to be a stylish adventure title that cites Super Metroid as a major influence; it arrived in North America on 26th August...

News: You Can't Count Nintendo Out, Says Activision CEO

You Can't Count Nintendo Out, Says Activision CEO

"They've been through rough hardware cycles before"

We all know the Wii U is struggling right now, but Nintendo still has plenty of tricks up its sleeve — yesterday's Mario Kart 8 DLC announcement being proof of that — and it would appear that the wider industry feels the same way, too. Speaking to Examiner, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg has...

Weirdness: Earthbound Designer Shigesato Itoi Comes Under Fire For Tweeting About Fukushima Peaches

Earthbound Designer Shigesato Itoi Comes Under Fire For Tweeting About Fukushima Peaches

“If you go to Fukushima you can buy peaches like this"

Earthbound designer Shigesato Itoi who has appeared on a number of Japanese variety shows and commercials, recently came under fire on Twitter when he showed his support of Fukushima peaches to over 600,000 followers. Prior to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the prefecture was known for...

News: Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features Zelda, F-Zero And Animal Crossing

Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features Zelda, F-Zero And Animal Crossing

DLC packs promise new characters, courses and karts

Update: Nintendo of America has now issued a press release confirming the details outlined below. It provides the exact same detail, while also confirming US prices of $7.99 for each individual pack or $11.99 for the double pack. Original Article: A listing on Nintendo's UK online store has...

News: Capcom Is Suing Koei Tecmo For Patent Infringement, Looking For $9.43 million Settlement

Capcom Is Suing Koei Tecmo For Patent Infringement, Looking For $9.43 million Settlement

Legal laughs

Capcom has taken Koei Tecmo to court in Japan in relation to patent infringement and is seeking a settlement of $9.43 million. The first oral arguments were heard today in Osaka District Court. The first patent named in the lawsuit was filed by Capcom in 2002 and relates to "a function that lets you acquire new content by combining an...

Talking Point: The Argument For And Against Retro Flash Carts

The Argument For And Against Retro Flash Carts

Preserving the past, or exploiting it?

As technology has advanced over the years, we've seen massive strides being taken in the realm of retro gaming, and one of the most important events to occur recently is the emergence of flash carts that allow gamers to potentially store every single game ever made for a single platform on an SD card and run...

News: That Shocking Pokémon Announcement Was Arcade Fighter Pokkén Tournament

That Shocking Pokémon Announcement Was Arcade Fighter Pokkén Tournament

Pokémon brawler by Bandai Namco, no Wii U version planned yet

Remember that "shocking" Pokémon announcement that was teased a while back? It's just been announced on NicoNico that the game in question is Pokkén Tournament, a fighting title co-developed by Bandai Namco which apparently uses the Tekken game engine. Tekken producer Katsuhiro...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifty Two

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifty Two

Nightmare Wizard! Skimpy Samus?! Lord Ghirahim! More!

The hype keeps rolling on for Super Smash Bros., with official — and less official — updates showing us what we can expect when it arrives on the 3DS in early October. There's a sense that Masahiro Sakurai is getting to the nitty-gritty details. Sakurai-san's posts in the Director's Room...