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News: Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0 Update is Now Live

Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0 Update is Now Live

Tourneys, YouTube uploads and new DLC

Earlier this week we shared the exciting news around the major Super Smash Bros. update, due on both the Wii U and 3DS versions. Set for 31st July (which it is at the time of writing in Europe and Japan, for example) it's now gone live in both versions of the game. It's a fairly meaty update, taking over five...

News: Fire Emblem Meets Front Mission In Galaxy Robo, A Freshly Fan-Translated SNES RPG

Fire Emblem Meets Front Mission In Galaxy Robo, A Freshly Fan-Translated SNES RPG

Robot rock

Not a week seems to pass without another Super Famicom RPG getting translated by devoted fans, and this particular week it's the turn of Copya Systems' Galaxy Robo, a turn-based strategy title that was published in Japan by Imagineer in 1994. Playing like a cross between Fire Emblem and Square's Front Mission, Galaxy Robo has been...

News: Nintendo Stock Value Rises Following Better Than Expected Sales, Amid Calls For A Speedy Leadership Decision

Nintendo Stock Value Rises Following Better Than Expected Sales, Amid Calls For A Speedy Leadership Decision

"Turnaround will happen after first smartphone game"

Earlier this week Nintendo unveiled its Q1 financial results, which matched the company's modest targets and brought a welcome profit. Following those results share prices have shown a positive spike upwards, passing 22,000 Yen. Bloomberg has consulted some financial and industry analysts, who've...

First Impressions: Learning to Fly With Rodea the Sky Soldier

Learning to Fly With Rodea the Sky Soldier

Winging It

Rodea the Sky Soldier has had quite a turbulent time in development. Originally announced in 2010 for the Wii, this character-driven flight action game from Sonic and NiGHTS into Dreams creator Yuji Naka looked set to soar, but ultimately never got off the runway. After years of radio silence, Rodea was cleared for takeoff as a rebuilt...

News: New Politics, Fall Out Boy and More Get Into the Game for West End Kids Music Video

New Politics, Fall Out Boy and More Get Into the Game for West End Kids Music Video

A cool Konami code extra is also up for grabs

Occasionally we see tributes to gaming from the famous or near-famous, with musicians being no exception. Plenty of current-day entertainers have been heavily influenced by games and, occasionally, they like to make a point of showing that off. That seems to be the case with New Politics, a band that's...

News: Nintendo UK Launches 'Friendship Fiesta Concert Hall Contest' in Tomodachi Life

Nintendo UK Launches 'Friendship Fiesta Concert Hall Contest' in Tomodachi Life

Shaky-cam submissions ahoy!

In recent times Nintendo UK has been putting a lot of effort into giving Tomodachi Life a second wind on the 3DS. A commercial success in the West last year, it's certainly one of those 'evergreen' titles that continually shifts copies as the months drift by. The subsidiary is now ramping up its efforts with a contest...

Review: Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight (3DS)

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight (3DS)

A Knight to Remember

Atlus' evergreen Etrian Odyssey series got its start on the DS with a trilogy of excellent map-making adventures, and it's found similar success on Nintendo's newest handheld, with Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan and spinoffs Etrian Mystery Dungeon and Persona Q all right at home on the 3DS. Thanks to 2013's

News: Team17 Is Publishing Yooka-Laylee And Wants To Produce A Physical Version

Team17 Is Publishing Yooka-Laylee And Wants To Produce A Physical Version

“There is a large demand for a physical game”

UK veteran Team17 is publishing Playtonic's Yooka-Laylee, it has been announced. The 3D platformer raised more than £2M via Kickstarter earlier this year, and is coming to the Wii U. Team17 will assist with localisation, certification, QA, marketing and other business concerns. Here's what...

Weirdness: Coffee And Zelda Collide In This Mildly Disturbing Video

Coffee And Zelda Collide In This Mildly Disturbing Video

Hot coffee

Have you ever wanted to grind your own coffee at home? Well YouTuber Matt Lees probably isn't the guy to ask about it, despite the title of one of his latest videos. We don't want to spoil anything for you, so it might just be best to watch the video below for yourself and express your bewilderment in the comments section below. Yes,...

News: Final Fantasy Explorers is Journeying To The West Early Next Year

Final Fantasy Explorers is Journeying To The West Early Next Year

And we thought it had been forgotten about

Square Enix has confirmed that Monster Hunter-wannabe Final Fantasy Explorers is coming to the west next year. The company has released an announce trailer - shown below - which lists the release date as January 26th 2016. Given that Square had gone quiet on the title during most of 2015, many had assumed...

Nintendo Download: 30th July (North America)

30th July (North America)

Three Kirby games, BADLAND, Xeodrifter, Flick Golf and more

It's time once again for the North American Nintendo Download Update, and this week brings a fairly busy and diverse line-up. The Wii U is offering a triple-header of Kirby games, alongside a welcome port from Renegade Kid and a promising Game of the Year Edition. On 3DS we have a...

News: Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Bursts Out Onto European Shelves At The End Of August

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Bursts Out Onto European Shelves At The End Of August

North American launch "slightly later"

Tamsoft's Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson is coming to Europe and Australia on August 27th, publisher Marvelous has revealed. The fighting game features plenty of improvements over its forerunner, including pair battles, better visuals, local and online co-op and an enhanced dressing room. The game is hitting...

Video: Image & Form Talks Gamescom and Shows Off SteamWorld Heist on 3DS

Image & Form Talks Gamescom and Shows Off SteamWorld Heist on 3DS

Portable version will be playable at the expo

SteamWorld Heist is one of the biggest titles coming to the 3DS eShop this year, and in fact was duking it out as joint leader Mighty No. 9 in a recent poll we ran. As announced during E3 it's coming to the portable first this Fall, too, so attention is shifting from the HD iteration (which will also...

Gallery: Facebook and Nintendo’s Super Mario Maker Hackathon Has Chosen Its Winner

Facebook and Nintendo’s Super Mario Maker Hackathon Has Chosen Its Winner

Do you Like this tie-in?

Not too long ago Nintendo announced a promotional partnership with Facebook for Super Mario Maker. Beyond the PR-friendly Hackathon - in which Facebook employees designed levels, with the winner to be included in the game - it's a smart move, as potential marketing deals and promotion with Facebook will certainly be useful...

Weirdness: The Previously Untold True Story Behind Rusty Pup Developer Gory Detail

The Previously Untold True Story Behind Rusty Pup Developer Gory Detail

(Disclaimer: May not actually be true)

Gory Detail is the studio founded by former Rare developers Christopher "Conker" Seavor and Shawn Pile, and the pair are currently hard at work on The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup, which is coming to both Wii U and 3DS. Those of you already familiar with Seavor's work will know he likes a good laugh - and the...

Gallery: Check Out These Fresh Adventure Time: Finn And Jake Investigations Screens

Check Out These Fresh Adventure Time: Finn And Jake Investigations Screens

Mathematical!

Adventure Time: Finn And Jake Investigations is the latest video game to be based on the exploits of the boy-and-dog combo, and is coming to Wii U and 3DS in October. We've been given some new screenshots taken from the forthcoming release, which is different from previous Adventure Time titles in that it adopts a story-driven,...