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Feature: The Making of Wetrix and Its Route to Nintendo 64

The Making of Wetrix and Its Route to Nintendo 64

How the Pickford Bros' creative little puzzler made a huge splash

Time hasn't been kind to the memory of the Nintendo 64. While it was extremely well received upon its release 18 years ago, and still holds a special place in the hearts of many gamers, it signalled a turning point in Nintendo's history. The company's controversial decision to opt...

Video: New Nintendo 3DS In-Depth Review: Episode One

New Nintendo 3DS In-Depth Review: Episode One

You voted, we listened

Not so long ago we ran a poll to find out what aspects of the New Nintendo 3DS you were most interested in. The system comes packed with new features, like super-stable 3D, cover plates (on the standard model), a more powerful CPU, augmented controls and much more besides. We're running a series of videos which focus on the...

News: Key WayForward Director is Bringing His Solo Project to Wii U

Key WayForward Director is Bringing His Solo Project to Wii U

Risky move?

It's not uncommon for creative minds at studios to strike out on their own. With limited budgets and resources, companies are sometimes hesitant to take big risks on games that don't necessarily sound like a profitable idea. If the developer really believes that the game is special, he or she may take a chance and shoulder the...

News: Best Buy Cancellations of Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS Bundles Affects More Customers

Best Buy Cancellations of Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS Bundles Affects More Customers

No longer just those that ordered multiple units

Just recently we reported that Best Buy was cancelling duplicate orders for the Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS bundle; after seeing eBay flooded with pre-orders for sale of the highly anticipated hardware, it could arguably have been considered a positive move. On the downside, however, those in...

News: Atlus Shows Off Terrific Launch Edition Extras for Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Atlus Shows Off Terrific Launch Edition Extras for Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Also releases a trailer for contest and Protector Class

Atlus often releases hugely tempting launch editions for its major releases in North America, typically packed with collectible goodies that would - it seems - command higher prices from most other publishers. It's not letting itself down with Etrian Mystery Dungeon, with the cross-over title...

News: New Pokkén Tournament Controller and Gameplay Details Emerge

New Pokkén Tournament Controller and Gameplay Details Emerge

Input fit for a console

Initially teased as a tech demo nearly two years ago and officially announced with a trailer last August, Pokkén Tournament, an arcade fighter featuring playable characters from the Pokémon franchise, has remained a bit of a mystery. Originally thought to be a new Wii U title, it was later revealed that the new fighting...

Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download From The Wii U eShop - Part Two

20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download From The Wii U eShop - Part Two

The second 10, plus your chance to vote

With Wii retail games now slowly making their way to the Wii U eShop for download, we kicked off a list of 20 games we hope to see make it to the store. In part one we listed our first 10, which included some likely releases and those that may have sketchier prospects. As the title suggests, however, they're...

News: More Details Emerge on the Upcoming Retro City Rampage DX 3DS Update

More Details Emerge on the Upcoming Retro City Rampage DX 3DS Update

Includes dual stick aiming, steady 60fps and more

About a week ago we told you about an upcoming update for the 3DS version of Retro City Rampage, Vblank Entertainment's old-school take on GTA, which would add in support for the C-Stick on the New Nintendo 3DS. Today, studio head Brian Provinciano took to Miiverse to reveal more details about the...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Feature An "Outstanding" Voice Cast

Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Feature An "Outstanding" Voice Cast

Outstanding

While many are no doubt looking forward to Xenoblade Chronicles 3D which will show off the power of the New Nintendo 3DS, it's worth looking further ahead; Xenoblade Chronicles X for the Wii U appears to be shaping up to be something rather special. Not just visually, but also sonically. Producer Shingo Kawabata recently took to Twitter...

Video: New Nintendo 3DS and XL Batteries Put to the Test in a Family Showdown

New Nintendo 3DS and XL Batteries Put to the Test in a Family Showdown

Charging times and features also explored

Earlier this week our colleagues at Family Gamer TV put the New Nintendo 3DS battery to the test against some of its predecessors. It was a pretty handy indication of where it stands, but there's now an updated video that throws in the New XL and shakes up the settings to satisfy our curiosity. In addition...

News: Best Buy Is Cancelling Majora's Mask New 3DS XL Pre-Order Duplicates

Best Buy Is Cancelling Majora's Mask New 3DS XL Pre-Order Duplicates

Correction - those ordering more than one have orders reduced

Much to the disappointment of so many fans, Nintendo's recent string of high-demand exclusives have been selling out as soon as they're announced. In the case of both amiibo and the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U, supply has been limited while demand remains very high. What makes...

Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distributed Via Gamestop Stores

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distributed Via Gamestop Stores

Steamy windows

Intelligent Systems' latest 3DS effort - Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. - is shaping up rather nicely, and will almost certainly be on the wish list of many a seasoned tactical RPG player. The game launches in March in North America and May in Europe, and if rumours are to be believed it would appear that Nintendo is working with retailer...

Video: Donkey Kong Country Returns...To Wii U

Donkey Kong Country Returns...To Wii U

It's on like Donkey Kong. Again.

The second Wii re-release has arrived on the European eShop, and it's a doozy. Are you ready for Donkey Kong Country Returns? As we have come to expect from Retro Studios, they knocked it out of the park with a game that apes (pun intended) the original SNES trilogies' gameplay, but is it worth revisiting on Wii U?...

Gallery: Fresh Images Aim to Show Off Creative Mode in Upcoming Wii U eShop Title Cube Life: Island Survival

Fresh Images Aim to Show Off Creative Mode in Upcoming Wii U eShop Title Cube Life: Island Survival

Get creative

Earlier this week we reported on an upcoming Wii U title inspired by Minecraft, in this case developed by Cypronia and called Cube Life: Island Survival. It's not the only block-based world-building title headed to Wii U, and will no doubt hope to grab attention courtesy of the iconic Mojang title. The Creative Mode is, as the name...