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Nintendo Download: 25th December (Europe)

25th December (Europe)

Duck Hunting, Kuru Kuru Kururining and lots more festive fun

Christmas is nearly upon us. What better way to celebrate than vegetate on the sofa after all the festivities and play some Nintendo games with your loved ones? There are lots of new goodies for you to download on this week, not least a Wii Remote-enabled Duck Hunt on the Wii U Virtual...

Feature: A Year in Development - Curve Digital

A Year in Development - Curve Digital

Curve's Rob Clarke highlights Nintendo's welcoming Indie policies

In the second entry of this 2014 'Year in Development' series, Curve Digital's PR and Marketing Manager — Rob Clarke — talks about the company's busy year of Wii U eShop releases and Nintendo's support for 'Nindies'. It’s six o’clock, and I’m at the bar alone at a busy...

Feature: 12 Days of Nintendo Christmas - Day Eleven

12 Days of Nintendo Christmas - Day Eleven

On the eleventh day

In this completely silly run of bite-sized features, we're going to write a new version of '12 Days of Christmas' with a Nintendo twist that will, hopefully, be good enough to sing. Eleven Warp Pipes Warping: After our day ten entry was about as popular as a Falcon Punch to the face, we're going with a rather safe choice this...

Video: This Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Trailer Proves The Fantasy Isn't Final

This Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Trailer Proves The Fantasy Isn't Final

Move over, Cloud Strife

After two critically and commercially successful outings based on the Final Fantasy series, Square Enix's Theatrhythm franchise is being expanded to include Dragon Quest — the company's other million-selling RPG brand. A new trailer has just been released in Japan which shows off footage from Theatrhythm Dragon Quest —...

News: GAME's Zelda: Majora's Mask Pre-Order Bonus Is Going To Go Down Well With Office Workers

GAME's Zelda: Majora's Mask Pre-Order Bonus Is Going To Go Down Well With Office Workers

Paperweight being given away free with the standard edition

UK store GAME has revealed an exclusive pre-order bonus for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, and if you happen to work around a lot of paper, then you're going to be very pleased indeed. Supplied free of charge with the standard version of the game — not the Special Edition, sadly...

Video: New One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X Trailer Shows Off Its amiibo Costumes

New One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X Trailer Shows Off Its amiibo Costumes

Toys to strife

Bandai Namco's forthcoming 3DS fighter One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X is shaping up very nicely indeed, with visuals that challenge the likes of Super Smash Bros. when it comes to the "How the hell are they making the 3DS do that?" stakes. However, another reason to be interested in this title is the fact that like Bandai Namco...

News: Toys "R" Us Provides a Fresh Update on Cancelled amiibo Pre-Orders

Toys "R" Us Provides a Fresh Update on Cancelled amiibo Pre-Orders

Solution due "within the week"

Earlier this week there was a stir online when Toys "R" Us cancelled amiibo pre-orders in North America; due to stock issues with amiibo at various retailers there were rapid rumours of delays to wave 3 figures due in early 2015, for example. This was particularly worrying for those desperate to get hold of a Lucario...

Review: Meme Run (Wii U eShop)

Meme Run (Wii U eShop)

Epic fail

Every so often, a small indie gem comes along that blows gamers out of the water with its surprising polish, addictive gameplay, wonderful sense of presentation and intelligent design. Ninja Pig Studios' Meme Run is not one of those games. In fact, Meme Run may be one of the worst releases on any gaming platform this year. A cynical and...

Feature: 12 Days of Nintendo Christmas - Day Ten

12 Days of Nintendo Christmas - Day Ten

On the tenth day

In this completely silly run of bite-sized features, we're going to write a new version of '12 Days of Christmas' with a Nintendo twist that will, hopefully, be good enough to sing. Ten Falcons Punching: Sometimes we stick to the conventions of the original lyrics, sometimes we don't — that's how we roll. On this occasion we...

Review: Hazumi (3DS eShop)

Hazumi (3DS eShop)

It's a breakout hit

The 3DS eShop has amassed quite the catalogue of affordable downloadable releases, but while a healthy number of the games available are of high quality, there are also many duds that deserve to be ignored completely. Fortunately, Hazumi is not one of those lesser-desired games. If you’re on the market for a challenging...

News: Yokai Watch Anime Spiriting Westward

Yokai Watch Anime Spiriting Westward

Level-5 also teasing an even "bigger" franchise for next year

It's already pretty well known that the runaway hit franchise Yokai Watch has had plans to spread out of Japan and peacefully annex the West into its empire. But in case you were worried they were beginning to forget about us, Level-5 head Akiro Hino recently confirmed that the anime will...

News: Nintendo Secures Second Patent Win Over Creative Kingdoms

Nintendo Secures Second Patent Win Over Creative Kingdoms

Hopefully that will be that

Nintendo faces plenty of patent challenges in the courts, the majority of which it wins. The Wii and its Remote have been targeted a great deal, in particular, and last year it saw off a challenge from Creative Kingdoms, a "theme park operator" that was claiming the Wii Remote infringed on the patent for it 'magic wand'...