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Talking Point: Raw Power Isn't Vital to Nintendo's NX, But It Does Matter

Raw Power Isn't Vital to Nintendo's NX, But It Does Matter

Wii and Wii U highlight challenges for Nintendo's next system

We're in the midst of a brief spell of Nintendo NX rumours, possibly as a result of it appearing behind closed-doors - according to multiple industry sources such as MCV - at E3, and the timelines that point to a 2016 release have cranked the rumour mill into gear. First there were...

Nintendo Download: 9th July (Europe)

9th July (Europe)

Mega Man goodness, Never Alone, Bike Rider DX2, 'Epic Indie Sale' and more

Another week begins, and as per our custom in Europe that means we can get warmed up with news of the download treats on the way later this week. We have a few new Nindie efforts on Wii U and 3DS, Mega Man RPG goodness, and also some tempting discounts in the Wii U eShop...

News: How Fire Emblem amiibo Interact with Fates

How Fire Emblem amiibo Interact with Fates

Memories of distant Battlefields...

In what likely comes as a surprise to absolutely nobody, Fire Emblem Fates comes with amiibo compatibility for figures from the series. One fun little twist, however, seems to be a solid nod to where these characters had been employed between installments. According to the folks at Siliconera, Robin, Lucina, Ike,...

Review: Kirby Squeak Squad (Wii U eShop / DS)

Kirby Squeak Squad (Wii U eShop / DS)

Squeaky Clean Fun

For a company so often associated as being at the forefront of innovative thinking in the video game industry, Nintendo can have a tendency to stick with a tried and tested formula. The Mario, Zelda and Pokémon franchises have all received their share of criticism for not drastically changing their instalments over the years, and...

News: Splatoon Amiibo Scheduled to be Restocked in Japan

Splatoon Amiibo Scheduled to be Restocked in Japan

Initially kid, then squid

Splatoon has undoubtedly been a huge success since release, with the game already shifting over 1 million sales worldwide. Much of the title's success has been in its native home of Japan, and those sales - coupled with the characteristically low stock of amiibo - resulted in the Splatoon amiibo vanishing fast from Japanese...

News: FreezeME, Coming to Wii U, Looks Rather Similar to Super Mario Galaxy

FreezeME, Coming to Wii U, Looks Rather Similar to Super Mario Galaxy

From indie dev Rainy Night Creations

There are plenty of new development studios that have chosen the Wii U eShop for their début release, and Rainy Night Creations is another with FreezeME, a 3D platformer that's still planned for the system despite a failed Kickstarter campaign earlier in the year. A couple of years in the works (a mix of part-...

Review: G.G Series CONVEYOR TOY PACKING (DSiWare)

G.G Series CONVEYOR TOY PACKING (DSiWare)

Fresh off the conveyor belt

Packing away hundreds of toys rolling off of a factory conveyor belt, who hasn't had that dream? The next title in the G.G series is another falling block puzzler, and while it presents a unique and enjoyable type of gameplay, it's impeded somewhat by some suppressive game mechanics and an uninspired soundtrack. That...

News: The Square Enix Teases for Dragon Quest 3DS Localisations Ramp Up

The Square Enix Teases for Dragon Quest 3DS Localisations Ramp Up

Could it finally happen?

Dragon Quest is a franchise with a decent recent history on Nintendo portables, exemplified by the global release of Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies on 3DS. Since that time it's been a franchise - from a Nintendo fans' perspective - stuck in Japan, however, with a Dragon Quest VII re-release on 3DS in Spring...

News: Keiji Inafune's RED Ash: The Indelible Legend Off to a Strong Start on Kickstarter, but Wii U Version is Doubtful

Keiji Inafune's RED Ash: The Indelible Legend Off to a Strong Start on Kickstarter, but Wii U Version is Doubtful

Mega Man Legends veteran developers brought on board

As was promised in teases last week, Keiji Inafune and his Comcept team have launched Kickstarter campaigns for new projects, both a game and animation. RED Ash: The Indelible Legend is a sci-fi adventure with the aim of "immersing players in a freely explorable anime world." The game project is...

Review: Garfield Kart (3DS)

Garfield Kart (3DS)

We'd prefer Lasagne Sim 2016

Mario Kart has gone from strength to strength over the years, and many of us have our own personal favourite entries in this superb series; as Mario Kart has evolved, so have rival Kart games from other developers. There have been some notable successes; Diddy Kong Racing and Crash Team Racing spring to mind, but head...

News: Yoshi's Woolly World and Splatoon Hang Tough in UK Charts

Yoshi's Woolly World and Splatoon Hang Tough in UK Charts

LEGO Jurassic Park on Wii U starts well

The UK chart results are in and, while Nintendo is hardly storming away at the top, it has some cause to be pleased. Some key titles are still shifting units, while a third-party effort's also had a reasonable start. Yoshi's Woolly World made its début in 4th place, and in its second week saw a 60% drop in...

Review: G.G Series BLACK X BLOCK (DSiWare)

G.G Series BLACK X BLOCK (DSiWare)

Block Dude 2.0

Another entry in the G.G series has arrived, and anybody who's owned a TI series calculator and spent a lengthy amount of time in a high school math class will immediately feel at home with the type of gameplay here. Indeed, the premise of G.G Series BLACK X BLOCK feels like a successor of sorts to the cult classic, Block Dude, and it...

Hands On: Blast Ball Brings Crude Button Mashing and is a Poor Advert for Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Blast Ball Brings Crude Button Mashing and is a Poor Advert for Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Tom and Anthony scratch their heads at Nintendo's Prime demo

Blast Ball had a peculiar reveal and presence in recent weeks. It first appeared in the Nintendo World Championships without Metroid branding, and was then revealed in the E3 Digital Event to be part of Metroid Prime: Federation Force, the divisive 3DS title in development by Next Level...