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Talking Point: It's Time for a Nintendo Direct to Set the Agenda

It's Time for a Nintendo Direct to Set the Agenda

With two months since the last broadcast, our bodies are ready

Ever since the broadcasts began, Nintendo Direct has given fans a fix of reveals, footage and talking points about upcoming releases; so when a gap opens up between presentations, there's some nervous twitching. When is the next video coming, and will Satoru Iwata appear in front of...

News: The Happy Mask Salesman is Teased for a Reappearance in a New Zelda Game

The Happy Mask Salesman is Teased for a Reappearance in a New Zelda Game

The ride never ends

Nintendo just loves to tease fans in regards to The Legend of Zelda series. Case in point, development of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D was begun in 2011, yet Nintendo opted to not outright inform gamers of this, choosing instead to lead them on by subtle hints in interviews and occasional easter eggs in games. In light...

Live: Watch Wil Wheaton and Nintendo Show Off Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. on Twitch

Watch Wil Wheaton and Nintendo Show Off Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. on Twitch

A Presidential visit

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M is out in North America today, bringing the latest new IP from Intelligent Systems to the 3DS family. Its brand of over-the-shoulder real-time strategy is certainly a fresh approach, and the steampunk alternative history certainly proved a hit with our reviewer. Nintendo of America's scooped some handy...

Japan Weekly: Famitsu Gives More Details on Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition and Xenoblade Chronicles X

Famitsu Gives More Details on Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition and Xenoblade Chronicles X

Along with a quick look at Stella Glow, the upcoming 3DS RPG

Unlike last week's Famitsu magazine, this week's magazine featured much less information on upcoming Nintendo games. One Famitsu magazine each month serves as a recap magazine for the gaming news of the past month, with some new information peppered throughout. Unfortunately, this means...

News: Kaio: King of Pirates, by Keiji Inafune's Comcept, is Officially Cancelled

Kaio: King of Pirates, by Keiji Inafune's Comcept, is Officially Cancelled

Publisher Marvelous loses around $3.8 million on project

Kaio: King of Pirates, an adventure game in the works by Keiji Inafune's Comcept development studio, has officially been confirmed as cancelled by publisher Marvelous. That's perhaps no surprise considering the continual delays and silence on the 3DS release, but it's nevertheless still rather...

News: The Nintendo 3DS Was North America's Best-Selling Hardware Platform In February

The Nintendo 3DS Was North America's Best-Selling Hardware Platform In February

395,000 units sold, Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D shifts 515,000 copies

Nintendo of America has confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS family was the biggest-selling hardware platform during the month of February, with 395,000 consoles retailed during the period. Predictably, the New Nintendo 3DS was the reason for this surge - it sold 130 percent more...

Video: The Sovereign Graces Us With its Presence in Etrian Mystery Dungeon

The Sovereign Graces Us With its Presence in Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Better show some respect

Here we are, yet again, with another class reveal for Etrian Mystery Dungeon. This week’s character is a cut above the rest, the supreme and slightly snide Sovereign! The Sovereign is a much more forward and prominent figure than other, more support oriented classes such as the Ninja. Although it appears that the...

News: Nintendo Australia Confirms Fourth Wave of amiibo Locked in for Late April

Nintendo Australia Confirms Fourth Wave of amiibo Locked in for Late April

More New Nintendo 3DS cover plates also on the way

Following on from the replenishment of amiibo supplies locally last month, Nintendo has today locked in the Australian and New Zealand release of the fourth Super Smash Bros. amiibo wave for 25th April, which aligns with the national commemorative occasion, Anzac Day. This could prove a problem...

News: Swedish Newspaper Questions The European Release Of Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson

Swedish Newspaper Questions The European Release Of Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson

"Nintendo has a responsibility to stop products of this kind"

Following the announcement that Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson is coming to the west, a columnist in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet has attacked the game for its objectification of women. Journalist Kersin Alex - who reviews games for the newspaper - has stated that she has issues with...

Review: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (3DS)

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (3DS)

Join the steam team

Nintendo is known for its extensive library of beloved characters, most of which appear in multiple titles on a regular basis; so when an internally developed new intellectual property comes along, there's reason to be excited. Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., a third-person shooter/turn-based strategy title by Intelligent Systems - best...

News: Etrian Mystery Dungeon Just Misses Top Spot in Japanese Charts as New 3DS LL Climbs to Second

Etrian Mystery Dungeon Just Misses Top Spot in Japanese Charts as New 3DS LL Climbs to Second

Wii U sales improve a little

After a dominant début for Dragon Quest Heroes in its first week on PS3 and PS4 in Japan, the latest Media Create results bring a new 3DS release into the reckoning, even if it can't seize top-spot; hardware, meanwhile, remains steady for another week. New in the software charts is Etrian Mystery Dungeon, the crossover...

News: All Theatrhythm Dragon Quest DLC Set to be Free

All Theatrhythm Dragon Quest DLC Set to be Free

Not bad at all

Square Enix continues to pull out the surprises for its fan base, and with the Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Japanese launch date of March 26th almost upon us, the surprises are not waning. Square Enix has delighted Japanese fans with free 3DS HOME themes already, and if you haven't heard today is the release of the Theatrhythm Dragon...

News: Nintendo Unleashes Three More Pokémon 3DS HOME Themes in Japan

Nintendo Unleashes Three More Pokémon 3DS HOME Themes in Japan

Another World themes, too

3DS HOME Themes keep arriving on Nintendo's portable, with the Japanese market being inundated with the most regular new arrivals. As a way of spicing up our systems and getting us ready for some gaming, these Themes have been a welcome arrival on the portable. Nintendo's certainly keen to show off its biggest brands, too,...

News: Nintendo Australia Calling On Aussie Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Players For A Community Hunt

Nintendo Australia Calling On Aussie Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Players For A Community Hunt

Announced for Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne

It’s been all quiet on the Nintendo front so far this year in Australia, nothing particularly big has been announced just yet, but we’re sure Nintendo Australia’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate gathering will be the first of many community-driven events held. To celebrate the release of Monster Hunter 4...

News: Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight Will Be Finding its Way to North American Gamers This Summer

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight Will Be Finding its Way to North American Gamers This Summer

No news on a European release

For those of you that aren't fans, the Etrian Odyssey series is an old school, dungeon-crawling RPG that tasks players with exploring vast mazes from a first person perspective. This series is refreshing for placing players in relatively open environments, such as oceans or jungles, as opposed to the typically...