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News: Composer Noriyuki Iwadare Returns For More Langrisser Adventures

Composer Noriyuki Iwadare Returns For More Langrisser Adventures

Iwadare helps to reincarnate the series

Fans were no doubt pleased to discover earlier this year that the Langrisser series is being reignited to bring Langrisser Re: Incarnation Tensei to the 3DS. After a 15 year break it is fair to say that fans are ready, and now the buzz can be heightened further by the announcement that world famous composer...

News: New Super Smash Bros. Update Resolves Mewtwo Bugs and Online Bans

New Super Smash Bros. Update Resolves Mewtwo Bugs and Online Bans

Online fights await you, Mewtwo

Earlier this month there was a great deal of excitement around the arrival of Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, at least for Club Nintendo members. Unfortunately some ran into trouble, however, when a glitch started to prevent players getting online after playing as Mewtwo. Some single-player...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X & Y Receive Global Updates

Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X & Y Receive Global Updates

You'll be kept offline until you join in

For those of you still regularly battling online in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, or still firing up Pokemon X and Y for some matches, you'll have an update to complete before you get get on with the serious business of trading and fighting pocket monsters. Both games have patches of around 250-270...

News: Girls Mode 3 Struts to Number One in Japan, Though Hardware Sales Stumble Again

Girls Mode 3 Struts to Number One in Japan, Though Hardware Sales Stumble Again

Worth it for the Kirby bag

It's easy to be dismissive of Style Savvy / New Style Boutique, with its focus on fashion, designer coffees and neat apartments, but it's a rather fun and entertaining title on the 3DS. The release of the latest entry in Japan has given some life to the country's charts this week, too, though overall sales are still...

Video: Check Out the Surprising Complexity of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition

Check Out the Surprising Complexity of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition

Elements, team members, levelling...

It's tempting to look at Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition and say "pfft, just another match-three game". Well, it is, but this series also has a whole load of other aspects such as elements, teams and levelling to worry about. In fact, when having a go of the free demo in Europe we'll admit to...

News: 3DS RPG Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven Is Heading West This June

3DS RPG Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven Is Heading West This June

From the producer of Rune Factory and Story of Seasons

Publisher Marvelous has confirmed that Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven is heading west this June. The strategy RPG - produced by Yoshifumi Hashimoto, the man behind Harvest Moon, Rune Factory and Story of Seasons - will be getting a physical and digital release in North America, where it launches...

News: Sonic Boom Was Originally Called Sonic Synergy, Alternative Character Designs Emerge

Sonic Boom Was Originally Called Sonic Synergy, Alternative Character Designs Emerge

Game would likely have still been a bit pants

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal are unlikely to be talked of fondly in years to come, which is a pity for the slightly more competent 3DS title. Rise of Lyric on Wii U, however, was particularly poorly received, from the character designs down to the gameplay, but most...

Video: A Closer Look at Classic Mode in Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight

A Closer Look at Classic Mode in Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight

For you hardcore dungeon crawling enthusiasts

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight is set to be quite the content rich package, featuring two parallel game modes that promise to offer roughly the same amount of content. The newest mode, Story Mode, will follow the adventures of the Fafnir Knight and be much more focused on story and feature...

News: Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations Heading to Wii U and 3DS This Fall

Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations Heading to Wii U and 3DS This Fall

It's all going 3D

Adventure Time, the quirky show with fans of various ages, hasn't been short of video games to spread its brand. Nintendo systems have benefited from these titles, too, with the Wii U and 3DS being rather well served. It's not surprising, then, that another is on the way this Autumn / Fall - Adventure Time: Finn and Jake...

News: Bravely Second Offers Over 100 Hours Of Gameplay, Producer Already Has Plans For Third Game

Bravely Second Offers Over 100 Hours Of Gameplay, Producer Already Has Plans For Third Game

"We’ve packed it with all the ideas we can think of"

Bravely Second: End Layer launches this week in Japan, and Famitsu has been speaking to producer Tomoya Asano and assistant producer Shinji Takahashi about the game ahead of release. Both seem to be pretty pleased with how the sequel has turned out, with Takahashi stating: I feel like there's...

News: Nintendo 3DS System Update 9.7.0-25 Has Stability To Spare

Nintendo 3DS System Update 9.7.0-25 Has Stability To Spare

Not a lot else, alas

A new system update for the Nintendo 3DS is now available, and guess what - it's bringing that sweet, sweet stability. System update 9.7.0-25 (for that is its name) can be downloaded to your console right now, and offers the usual benefits: Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been...

Rumour: More Super Smash Bros. Code Digging Points to Five Planned DLC Characters and Seven Stages

More Super Smash Bros. Code Digging Points to Five Planned DLC Characters and Seven Stages

Pass the salt...

Nintendo knows what it's done. It's releasing paid-DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, opened the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot for fans to vote for future inclusions, and in the process got us dreaming of exciting characters arriving in the future. Rumours and counter-rumours fly around as a result. Of...

Gallery: These Project X Zone 2 Screens Give a Nice Sample of the Madness Coming in Monolith Soft's RPG

These Project X Zone 2 Screens Give a Nice Sample of the Madness Coming in Monolith Soft's RPG

Resident Evil, Mega Man, Yakuza and more

Project X Zone remains one of the most bonkers games on the 3DS, with quirky gameplay and a storyline that spanned popular Bandai Namco, Sega and Capcom franchises. Though it wasn't a game that truly took off in sales, it evidently did well enough to prompt the recent announcement of Project X Zone 2. As...

News: Project X Zone 2's Development Made Possible By The Original's "Good Global Reputation"

Project X Zone 2's Development Made Possible By The Original's "Good Global Reputation"

"I think there will be surprising announcements in the future"

Project X Zone 2's shock announcement is welcome news for fans of the original game - and is perhaps a little unexpected, too. Following the news, Japanese magazine Famitsu caught up with Kensuke Tsukanaka (producer, Bandai Namco), Ichirou Morizumi (Monolith Soft, development director)...

News: New Safari Event Now Live In Pokémon Shuffle

New Safari Event Now Live In Pokémon Shuffle

The expedition is on!

Nintendo’s strong support for its free-to-play 3DS eShop title, Pokémon Shuffle, continues with the latest in-game event now live. Pokémon Safari draws inspiration from the main game series featuring Safari Zones, and more recently Friend Safari, which has players attempting to catch a random selection of Pokémon. Each...

First Impressions: The Addictive Futility of the New StreetPass Games

The Addictive Futility of the New StreetPass Games

An existential crisis wrapped in awesome Nintendo cutesy style

Here's a tale of the lengths that editorial director Damien McFerran and editor Tom Whitehead went to in order to test out the new StreetPass games - StreetPass Zombies / Battleground Z and StreetPass Fishing / Ultimate Angler. Due to working in a small UK town and not Tokyo, added to...

News: 3DS Homebrew App Turns 3DS Into PC Remote Desktop, and Naturally Plays World of Warcraft

3DS Homebrew App Turns 3DS Into PC Remote Desktop, and Naturally Plays World of Warcraft

Slightly pointless, but impressive

Due to Nintendo's repeated firmware updates and security measures, homebrew on the 3DS and Wii U has been stifled a great deal in comparison to the previous generation. It's the preserve of enthusiasts willing to keep their portable offline, but nevertheless there's still a small community that experiments with the...

News: Fire Emblem: If Special Edition Bundle Sold Out In Japan, Sparks Second Shipment for Pre-Orders

Fire Emblem: If Special Edition Bundle Sold Out In Japan, Sparks Second Shipment for Pre-Orders

If only it was out in the West this year

It seems Intelligent systems has pulled it out of the bag with its latest release. The brand new game in the Fire Emblem series has sold out of its pre-orders for the Special Edition pack, resulting in a second shipment being ordered for Japan. Some people may call this an ironic twist of fate, after Fire...

News: Here's Why The StreetPass Bunny Couldn't Care Less If You Don't Buy His Games In Europe

Here's Why The StreetPass Bunny Couldn't Care Less If You Don't Buy His Games In Europe

Grumpy in North America and Japan, but chilled out in Europe. What gives?

Yesterday saw the launch of not one but two new 3DS StreetPass games, and triggered a rush of Nintendo fans opening their consoles and handing over digital funds for both titles. However, depending on which region you're in, you will have gotten a slightly different reaction...