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News: Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS And Nintendo NX

Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS And Nintendo NX

Dragon Quest X also confirmed for NX

Square Enix has confirmed that the next entry in the best-selling Dragon Quest series is coming to the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo NX. The news was delivered at an ongoing special event in Japan. The Nintendo versions will be joined by a version for the Sony PS4. The game's full title is Dragon Quest XI: In...

News: First 4 Figures Aims to Slash Your Bank Balance With This Meta Knight Statue

First 4 Figures Aims to Slash Your Bank Balance With This Meta Knight Statue

Pay extra for LEDs

We have an interesting relationship with First 4 Figures here; we admire the company's figurines / statues, but as they typically cost the same as a full game console we don't often convert that admiration into a purchase. Sure, it's tempting, with various Legend of Zelda, Mega Man and Kirby figures, among others, trying to lure...

News: Nintendo of America is Bringing Three 'Classic Kirby Games' to the Wii U eShop This Week

Nintendo of America is Bringing Three 'Classic Kirby Games' to the Wii U eShop This Week

Celebrating the pink one's birthday

Pretty soon Kirby will turn 23 in the West, and Nintendo of America has announced that the mascot will have a a few classics on the Wii U eShop this week to celebrate. The download update is on 30th July, a couple of days before the 23rd Anniversary of Kirby's Dream Land being released in North America. As you...

Video: Enjoy the Glitchy Glory of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric in This Summer Games Done Quick Speedrun

Enjoy the Glitchy Glory of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric in This Summer Games Done Quick Speedrun

Don't forget to tune in all this week

As per the reminder we gave at the weekend, Summer Games Done Quick is currently providing round-the-clock entertainment with speedruns and competitions, covering classic games both old and relatively new. At the time of writing it's already raised over a quarter of a million dollars for the Doctors Without...

News: The Legend of Legacy is Coming to Europe... in Winter 2016

The Legend of Legacy is Coming to Europe... in Winter 2016

NIS America believes in providing plenty of notice

The Legend of Legacy is another promising RPG on the way to the 3DS in the West. It's due in North America towards the end of this year, and we were left with high hopes after going hands on during E3. But what about Europe? The good news is that NIS America is picking it up for the region - Atlus...

News: Freedom Planet is Speeding Onto the Wii U Soon

Freedom Planet is Speeding Onto the Wii U Soon

Retro Sonic fans, get ready

Update: Well, we said these Nintendo website listings aren't 100% right. Freedom Planet's developer has tweeted that the game will actually come after the RTX convention (which is 7th-9th August) as development has taken longer than expected. Thanks to Grumblevolcano for the heads up in the comments. Original Article:...

Interview: Game Artist Orioto Discusses his Creative Process and Which Game Creator Wasn't So Hot on his Tribute

Game Artist Orioto Discusses his Creative Process and Which Game Creator Wasn't So Hot on his Tribute

"I want to get the tone, the mood, the mystical elements right"

Marked by dreamlike brushstrokes and an uncanny mind for fan service, Orioto's artwork is the type to stick with you after you've seen it. For years, this Paris-based digital artist has created moving portraits of a who's-who in the fictional gaming sphere: Link, Ryu, Sonic, and many...

Review: Fat City (Wii U eShop)

Fat City (Wii U eShop)

Livin' large

"Fat City" is the colloquial name for a well-to-do section of New Orleans, and became the primary inspiration for the idiom "being in fat city," a phrase that unsurprisingly means to be doing well. Fat City is now also the name of an action-puzzler on the Wii U eShop by Heavy Iron Studios (which has a record for work-for-hire Disney...

News: Suda51 Isn't Done With No More Heroes and Travis Touchdown

Suda51 Isn't Done With No More Heroes and Travis Touchdown

More No More Heroes please

Were you a fan of Travis Touchdown's beam katana slashing action in No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle on the Wii? Both titles were interesting arrives on the system, with their adult humour and different censorship per region - the blood was edited out of the first game in Europe, for example. Series...

News: Nintendo NX Might Be The First Social VR Platform, Claims Analyst Firm Digi-Capital

Nintendo NX Might Be The First Social VR Platform, Claims Analyst Firm Digi-Capital

Virtual insanity?

It's no secret that the Virtual Boy - which recently had it's 20 year anniversary - wasn't the greatest success for Nintendo. Launched in 1995 to almost complete consumer apathy in North America, it bypassed Europe entirely and was discontinued the following year. Could this negative experience in launching a VR product have put...

News: Mattel Is Releasing Mario Themed Hot Wheels Racers

Mattel Is Releasing Mario Themed Hot Wheels Racers

Lead the way

As of late, Nintendo has been collaborating with a wide variety of companies to help increase its brand exposure. Just last week, for example, it announced a special partnership with social media giant, Facebook, to promote the upcoming Wii U title, Super Mario Maker. This week, news has surfaced via Brazillian toy site T-Hunted, that...

Editorial: Super Smash Bros. Should be Integral to Nintendo's NX Future

Super Smash Bros. Should be Integral to Nintendo's NX Future

Tom Whitehead attended a fighting tournament and had his eyes opened

As I'm somewhat reliant on Nintendo success to put food on the table and amiibo on the shelf - the clue's in the site's name - I sometimes ponder and get genuinely concerned about the company. I think Nintendo will be 'fine', courtesy of its talented staff and billions of dollars...

News: This Lovely Mario New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plate May Be The Rarest Edition

This Lovely Mario New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plate May Be The Rarest Edition

No, you can't have all the nice things

It feels necessary, with every post about New Nintendo 3DS cover plates, to open with an apology to rightfully disgruntled North American gamers. Please understand, we can't help liking them, and in this case it's likely none of us in PAL regions will get this particular edition either. That's because this...

Review: I Love My Dogs (3DS eShop)

I Love My Dogs (3DS eShop)

A Man's Bog-Standard Friend

Pet simulators have certainly come a long way since the days of Tamagotchi. Where once we raised an LCD dinosaur on a screen the size of a digital watch, now we're treated to 3D renditions of cute, fluffy puppies and kittens, so realistically rendered you half expect them to leap from the screen and naively urinate on...