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Review: Ben 10 Omniverse 2 (3DS)

Ben 10 Omniverse 2 (3DS)

Ben bleh

The latest tie-in to the Ben 10 television series, Ben 10 Omniverse 2 is a serviceable title that falls prey to many of the issues that plague licensed games. It's a shame, too, because the creative, action-packed world and characters of the series certainly would lend themselves well to a video game. Developer 1st Playable Productions has...

News: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Announced For 3DS

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Announced For 3DS

Coming to Japan in June 2014

Persona, the critically acclaimed RPG series, is finally coming to the 3DS. During a recent event in Japan, Atlus revealed details for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. The spin-off is set to feature various characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4, as well as being presented in a chibi-like style. With previous...

Video: Let's Round Up The Latest Celeb and "Pitch" Nintendo Commercials

Let's Round Up The Latest Celeb and "Pitch" Nintendo Commercials

Some of the NL team aren't sure who these 'stars' are, forgive us

Over the past couple of weeks we've shared a number of Nintendo commercials with you, and they've attracted mixed reactions. Some have been popular, some haven't, but all have at least shown that the company's doing some old-fashioned advertising to encourage big sales this shopping...

News: Nintendo Shares Hit Three-Month High Ahead of Major Releases

Nintendo Shares Hit Three-Month High Ahead of Major Releases

Positive signs

Nintendo looks to be making a recovery on the stock market, with shares reaching a three-month high on 22nd November after gaining 4.2 percent on the Toyko Stock Exchange. The milestone lines up with the release of Super Mario 3D World on the Wii U, as well as The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour on...

News: North American Club Nintendo Releases a Gorgeous Link Between Worlds Poster Set

North American Club Nintendo Releases a Gorgeous Link Between Worlds Poster Set

Legendary

As you may have noticed, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds has arrived almost everywhere today — it hits Australia on 23rd October and Japan, amazingly, on 26th December. It's been met with critical acclaim, and social networks are gradually being filled up with happy gamers sharing initial impressions. Keen to capitalise on...

Review: Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS)

Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS)

Rolling the dice

Back in 1999, Mario and his crew could have taught Prince a thing or two about how to celebrate the coming of a new millennium. Establishing itself as a mainstay on the Nintendo 64, the Mario Party series showed up three times to blister hands and bring friends and family together to yell at each other at the top of their lungs...

Out Now: Super Mario 3D World, A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour

Super Mario 3D World, A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour

Or, if you're not in North America, just A Link Between Worlds

Today's a particularly busy day in the games retail industry, and certainly one of the most crowded in recent memory. There's new hardware, of course, with last week bringing the PS4 to North America — which arrives next week in Europe — and today delivering the Xbox One throughout...

Soapbox: Zelda's Magic Creates A Link Between Generations

Zelda's Magic Creates A Link Between Generations

Damien McFerran on how Nintendo's new 3DS Zelda has created a vital bond

More than two decades ago, an excitable 12 year-old boy huddled down in front of his Super Nintendo console armed with a copy of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Having witnessed the critical acclaim directed towards this new action RPG the youth expectantly flicked...

Review: Power Rangers Megaforce (3DS)

Power Rangers Megaforce (3DS)

No, no, Power Rangers

Let's just say it up front so that nobody skimming the review will miss it: Power Rangers Megaforce is a terrible game. Not only that, it's actually broken in several respects. And we don't mean "broken" to mean "unfair" or "poorly designed." We mean "broken" to mean "it does not work." The concept of the game is promising...

Rumour: LEGO The Hobbit Planned for 2014 Release

LEGO The Hobbit Planned for 2014 Release

Will likely cover lots of film sequences that weren't actually in the book

Is there any franchise that LEGO video games can't cover? It's a tricky one, and we'd have to start tagging 'Woody Allen' films as a series if we had to try really hard — TT Fusion has already covered Batman, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Marvel to name some, though hasn't...

News: GameStop Experiences Profit Gains, With Hardware Increases Driven by 3DS and 2DS Sales

GameStop Experiences Profit Gains, With Hardware Increases Driven by 3DS and 2DS Sales

Boxed discs appear to be making a comeback

As some have predicted the imminent demise of retail gaming outlets, brought on by an era of new restrictions on game sharing and the used games market, US retailer GameStop has drawn a course full sail in the opposite direction. A new report by Games Industry reveals that the US gaming giant actually...

News: Nintendo Infographic Shows Off Phenomenal Pokémon X & Y Sales Records

Nintendo Infographic Shows Off Phenomenal Pokémon X & Y Sales Records

Reached one million U.S. sales in one day

It's likely that anyone with a passing interest in Nintendo will be aware, by now, that Pokémon X & Y have been a major success since launch. The arrival of a new generation on 3DS was preceded by months of barely containable hype, and since hitting stores the two games have been breaking various sales...

Review: Doodle Jump Adventures (3DS)

Doodle Jump Adventures (3DS)

Scrappy

In recent years, many popular mobile games have found themselves being ported to consoles and handhelds, often with mixed degrees of success. Doodle Jump Adventures, based on Lima Sky’s smartphone hit Doodle Jump, is the latest phenomenon to make the transition and much like Angry Birds before it, does a good job of fleshing out the...

News: EA Germany Survey Fails To Acknowledge The Wii U

EA Germany Survey Fails To Acknowledge The Wii U

No mention of 3DS or Wii, either

If relationship troubles between Nintendo and EA weren’t already dire enough, the circus continues with a recent survey from EA Germany, failing to make mention of Nintendo’s latest home console, the Wii U. In the survey, the Wii U is not mentioned in any of the questions about current or next generation...

Review: World Conqueror 3D (3DS eShop)

World Conqueror 3D (3DS eShop)

Tanks, but no tanks

Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell of the British Army once said that “war is a muddle” and, quite frankly, we couldn’t agree with him more. The conflict he described was that of World War II; that's the very same that World Conqueror 3D strives to simulate, with messy results. No more than an overcomplicated clone of...

News: Fire Emblem: Awakening and ZombiU Developers Outline the Challenges of Permadeath

Fire Emblem: Awakening and ZombiU Developers Outline the Challenges of Permadeath

"[Writing ZombiU] was the toughest challenge...in over 10 years of writing"

In an era of gamers regularly debating the level of challenge offered in modern titles, an argument that can be tough to resolve, the concept of permadeath is a relatively rare feature that caters to those seeking a lack of compromise in their experiences. Taking away...