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News: Super Smash Bros. Will Run At A Silky-Smooth 60 Frames Per Second On 3DS, Even In 3D

Super Smash Bros. Will Run At A Silky-Smooth 60 Frames Per Second On 3DS, Even In 3D

Smooth like buttah

During today's illuminating Nintendo Direct, Masahiro Sakurai revealed that Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will run at a super-smooth 60 frames per second. Amazingly, this technical feat will be possible even if users are playing in 3D mode — a problem in other games, perhaps most notably the battle sections of Pokémon X and Y,...

News: Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii U Launch To Take Place In The Winter

Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii U Launch To Take Place In The Winter

Portable version hits retail first

It has been confirmed during today's Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct that the two versions of the game will be released at different times during this year. The 3DS instalment is coming this Summer, while the Wii U edition will be hitting retail in the Winter. It was also confirmed that both versions will...

Review: Disney Magical World (3DS)

Disney Magical World (3DS)

A magical world indeed

To anyone familiar with the handheld’s lineup, it may seem like a bad business decision to make a life simulation game for the 3DS at this point. Three years into the console's life we've seen two Harvest Moon titles, a Rune Factory game, and The Sims 3. All that, and we haven't even mentioned

News: New Taiko Drum Master Game Revealed for 3DS

New Taiko Drum Master Game Revealed for 3DS

...in Japan, that is. Alas.

Popular Namco rhythm series Taiko no Tatsujin (known as Taiko: Drum Master in the West) will get a new instalment on 3DS in Japan, as reported by Famitsu. Entitled Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure, the new drumming game will arrive 26th June for ¥4,740 (roughly $46 or £28). It will support...

News: 3DS eShop Exclusive Nintendo Pocket Football Club Will Be On Special Offer Until May

3DS eShop Exclusive Nintendo Pocket Football Club Will Be On Special Offer Until May

Become a sporting legend for slightly less cash

Nintendo Pocket Football Club — the European localisation of the Japanese title Calcio Bit — is almost with us, and Nintendo has revealed that the game will launch at a special reduced price this month. Early adopters will be able to pick up the soccer management simulation for £10.79 until May...

News: Castlevania Composer Michiru Yamane Joins Flying Hamster II Team

Castlevania Composer Michiru Yamane Joins Flying Hamster II Team

Aiming for a campaign boost

Composer Michiru Yamane, best known for her work on music for the Castlevania series, has joined forces with Parisian indie studio Game Atelier for its upcoming Kickstarter-funded title, Flying Hamster II. Check out Game Atelier's reveal video for the composer below: Flying Hamster II is currently in development for...

News: Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Gets Closer to Release in the West

Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Gets Closer to Release in the West

The Pokémon Company emphasizes X & Y sales of "nearly 12 million"

Update: Below is a new trailer for the Western version of this movie. Original Article: As we've reported previously, Pokémon XY The Movie - The Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie is coming to Japan on 19th July, the latest in a long line of animated films for the franchise...

News: Capcom is Holding a Weapon Design Contest for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Capcom is Holding a Weapon Design Contest for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Take a break from hunting to get creative!

Following on from a successful contest previously held for the release of Monster Hunter Tri back in 2009, Capcom has once again asked hunters to show their artistic side and design a weapon for the upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The winning designs will be featured in-game, so you can look forward to...

Video: Atlus Serves Up an Early Look at Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth's Battle System

Atlus Serves Up an Early Look at Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth's Battle System

Looks pleasingly complicated

There are undoubtedly long term franchise fans and RPG enthusiasts eagerly awaiting Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth on 3DS. It'll be the first Persona game on Nintendo hardware, has a new art style for the occasion and will blend in gameplay elements from the popular Etrian series. It seems like a smart move from...

Talking Point: The Timing of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Direct Raises Expectations

The Timing of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Direct Raises Expectations

A release date must be on the agenda

During 2013 Nintendo delivered 16 Nintendo Direct broadcasts — that's the count from the official Nintendo of America website, which includes some game-specific "mini" videos and does not include some Japan-specific examples. By this stage of 2013 there had been four Directs, and there was typically a...

News: Sin & Punishment Developer Treasure Working With Capcom On Sequel To Gaist Crusher

Sin & Punishment Developer Treasure Working With Capcom On Sequel To Gaist Crusher

Still no sign of a Western release

Japanese video game developer Treasure, best known for critically acclaimed titles such as Sin and Punishment and the Sega Mega Drive classic Gunstar Heroes, is working with Capcom on a sequel to the 3DS action game – based on the manga, animation and toy series of the same name – Gaist Crusher. Gaist Crusher...