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News: Legendary Regirock Rocks The Scene In The Latest Pokemon Shuffle Challenge

Legendary Regirock Rocks The Scene In The Latest Pokemon Shuffle Challenge

Pedra Valley also added to main stages

Pokémon Shuffle continues to expand with the launch of its latest challenge featuring the legendary Regirock Pokémon and the addition of ten new main stages taking the total main stage count from 180 to 190. The Regirock Great Challenge gives players the opportunity to take on the powerful foe over 30 moves...

Nintendo Download: 7th May (North America)

7th May (North America)

Splatoon demo-ish, strangeness, retro Mega Man, Atlus goodness and more

After a delay while the Splatoon Direct festivities were completed, we now have the download update details for North America. There's a much-hoped for demo (sort of), classic Mega Man, platformers on the 3DS, a whole load of discounts, DLC and a particularly quirky Indie...

News: It's Hats Off to the Latest SteamWorld Heist Ambassador Challenge

It's Hats Off to the Latest SteamWorld Heist Ambassador Challenge

For all you doodlers out there

With SteamWorld Heist heading to Wii U, 3DS and a load of other systems later this year, Image & Form is keen to keep its fans busy in the build-up. Part of those efforts are bi-weekly competitions for someone to become a SteamWorld Ambassador; they'll get to play Heist before it comes out and get free copies on...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Legacy Makes The Virtual Console Essential, But It Must Modernise

Nintendo's Legacy Makes The Virtual Console Essential, But It Must Modernise

Idealism should make way for realism

Technologically, the world is busier and noisier than it's ever been before. So many gadgets and screens demand our time and loyalty, from smart TVs with hundreds of channels and streaming apps, to smartphones and tablets and, of course, game systems. Those with a decent amount of spare cash that are anxious to...

Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to the Virtual Console?

Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to the Virtual Console?

Bundles, remixes, subscription services - what's next?

When the Wii launched it had plenty of exciting ideas that contributed to its extraordinary success. One service that appealed to older gamers and / or dedicated fans was the Virtual Console - while relatively niche services had offered older games for download in the past, this was a game...

News: Collavier Corporation Explains How Comic Workshop Miiverse Screenshots Were Disabled, and How They'll Return 

Collavier Corporation Explains How Comic Workshop Miiverse Screenshots Were Disabled, and How They'll Return 

Initial screenshot posting "never was planned"

Miiverse has had its share of community controversies, typically when users have been restricted from posting content they want to share. Comic Workshop fell victim to this problem when screenshot sharing was rapidly removed from the community, frustrating those that wanted a quick and easy way to share...

News: Rynn’s Adventure: Trouble in the Enchanted Forest Arrives On The Wii U And 3DS eShops This Fall

Rynn’s Adventure: Trouble in the Enchanted Forest Arrives On The Wii U And 3DS eShops This Fall

Defeat an army of reptiles as a fearless fox

Yet another indie title will arrive on the Wii U and 3DS eShops soon, with developer Arcane Four Studios announcing their side-scrolling 2D platform game, Rynn’s Adventure: Trouble in the Enchanted Forest, will be released this fall. Players take control of a fox named Rynn as they attempt to take back...

News: The Legend of Zelda’s Tingle Would Be An Amazing Boss In Shovel Knight According To Yacht Club Games Programmer

The Legend of Zelda’s Tingle Would Be An Amazing Boss In Shovel Knight According To Yacht Club Games Programmer

Would also love to see Shovel Knight added to the Super Smash Bros. roster

Yacht Club Games’ side-scrolling platform title, Shovel Knight, was a huge success on launch, receiving critical praise and scooping up several game awards soon after. Since its initial release on the Wii U, 3DS and PC in June last year, the independent developer has been...

Nintendo Download: 30th April (North America)

30th April (North America)

Paper Mario, amiibo tapping, mech blasting, pinball DLC and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for details on the fresh download treats making their way to the eShop. This week brings an amiibo freebie, a Nintendo 64 classic, DLC, demos, discounts and more besides. It's certainly a diverse and quirky line-up this time around, so let's...

News: Comic Workshop Update on the Way to "Mark the Comeback of Screenshot Posts to Miiverse"

Comic Workshop Update on the Way to "Mark the Comeback of Screenshot Posts to Miiverse"

Stan Lee will be thrilled

While Miiverse is certainly popular with a number of Wii U and 3DS owners, it's had some moments of controversy. Many of these relate to the availability and then removal of screenshot functionality, often as a result of Nintendo trying to moderate inappropriate content. Comic Workshop fell victim to controversy on this...

News: WayForward is Flipping the Tables With a Mighty Switch Force! 3DS HOME Theme

WayForward is Flipping the Tables With a Mighty Switch Force! 3DS HOME Theme

This week in North America, soon in Europe

WayForward has stepped into the 3DS HOME Theme business of late, releasing Premium themes for Shantae and the Pirate's Curse. They were charming, and the developer / publisher is now bringing another of its popular titles to our 3DS UI screens with an upcoming arrival for Mighty Switch Force!. As you can...

Video: Even The Credits Sequence For 3D Streets Of Rage 2 Is Awesome

Even The Credits Sequence For 3D Streets Of Rage 2 Is Awesome

M2 magic

Yesterday we gave you some initial impressions of 3D Streets of Rage 2, the latest entry in Sega's 3D Classics series, which has just been released in Japan. Everything about the game drips class; it's already a wonderful brawler, but developer M2 has added in even more goodness, such as a special "Quartet" mode, various screen filters and...

Matters Of Import: Cleaning Up The City In 3D Streets Of Rage 2

Cleaning Up The City In 3D Streets Of Rage 2

Bare those knuckles

Streets of Rage 2 - or Bare Knuckle 2 as it is known in Japan - is widely regarded as one of the best side-scrolling fighters ever created, so the fact that its announcement as part of Sega's burgeoning 3D Classics range caused such excitement should come as no great shock. This is one of the defining games of the 16-bit era,...

News: Mighty No. 9 Confirmed for September Release, Along With Physical Retail Version

Mighty No. 9 Confirmed for September Release, Along With Physical Retail Version

Deep Silver publishing, 3DS release due "at a later point"

Mighty No. 9, the upcoming title from Keiji Inafune's Comcept studio that has Mega Man fans rather excited, finally has release dates. As many have guessed it won't arrive this Spring, but is hitting the Wii U in North America on 15th September and other territories on 18th September. In...

News: Image & Form Answers Questions on SteamWorld Heist Platform Features, Multiplayer and amiibo

Image & Form Answers Questions on SteamWorld Heist Platform Features, Multiplayer and amiibo

Announces the first 'Ambassador' contest winner, too

SteamWorld Heist is certainly one of the highest-profile download-only releases heading to the Wii U and 3DS this year, and ahead of a Fall release window Image & Form is keeping fans informed with weekly updates and contests. Last week the studio launched its first SteamWorld Ambassador...

Video: Gawk at Streets of Rage 2 in 3D on Your New Nintendo 3DS

Gawk at Streets of Rage 2 in 3D on Your New Nintendo 3DS

Grand Upper!

We may be waiting until the Summer for the next batch of 3D Classics from Sega in the West, but Japanese gamers can look forward to 3D Streets of Rage 2 this week, on 28th April; yes, we're jealous. The good news is that Sega's official YouTube channel has served up a taster of how the brilliant fighting game will look on Nintendo's...

News: Karous -The Beast of Re:Eden- is a 3D Vertically Scrolling Shoot 'em Up Blasting the 3DS This Week in North America

Karous -The Beast of Re:Eden- is a 3D Vertically Scrolling Shoot 'em Up Blasting the 3DS This Week in North America

Over 100 missions and customisable ships

CIRCLE Entertainment remains one of the most active publishers on the 3DS eShop, often localising some promising games from Japan for Western audiences; it appears to be doing that once again with the conceptually enticing Karous -The Beast of Re:Eden-. Originally developed by Sakura Flamingo Laboratory,...

News: Pokémon Shuffle Celebrates 3.5 Million Downloads With Special Celebi Challenge

Pokémon Shuffle Celebrates 3.5 Million Downloads With Special Celebi Challenge

Runs until May 18th

Nintendo's free-to-play puzzle title Pokémon Shuffle has now been downloaded over 3.5 million times. To mark this occasion, Nintendo has opened a special Celebi challenge, which runs from today until May 18th. Successfully completing the challenge earns you 1000 coins, and as you might expect, you'll need to be running the...

Nintendo Download: 23rd April (North America)

23rd April (North America)

Mario Kart 8 DLC, DS karting, Mewtwo, 3D cube creation and more

Happy Mario Kart Day, Nintendo gamers! The usual download update details are out a little later than normal for North America and, unsurprisingly, the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 has a prominent place in the listing. It's not the only fresh arrival, though, we also have more Mario Kart of...