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News: Masahiro Sakurai Teases New Super Smash Bros. Stage With Palutena Image

Masahiro Sakurai Teases New Super Smash Bros. Stage With Palutena Image

Statue hints at Kid Icarus stage on Wii U

Masahiro Sakurai continues to increase his daily picture to tease ratio for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. titles on Wii U and 3DS, with yesterday bringing a new item reveal; the Director's Room on Miiverse shows all, and we'll summarise as always early next week. Occasionally his posts tip over from being a...

News: Pokémon X & Y Hit 11.61 Million Worldwide Sales as Nintendo Lists 3DS and Wii U Million Sellers

Pokémon X & Y Hit 11.61 Million Worldwide Sales as Nintendo Lists 3DS and Wii U Million Sellers

The Wind Waker HD and Super Mario 3D World included in Wii U list

Nintendo has released its Q3 financial results, which begin to reinforce the disappointing reductions in projections. While Nintendo has cited lower than expected sales for 3DS and Wii U hardware, with the latter being particularly damaging to profits at this time, it has also...

Preview: Japanese Gamers Get Their Free Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Download

Japanese Gamers Get Their Free Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Download

Can't grumble at free, right?

European gamers have to wait a few weeks longer yet, but lucky Japanese 3DS owners should have already received their free download codes for this fondly-remembered port of a gaming legend. First impressions of Super Mario Deluxe aren't, however, particularly good – the VS. game mode and print options simply don’t...

News: Nintendo States There Are "No Plans" to Bring Mini-Games to Smart Devices

Nintendo States There Are "No Plans" to Bring Mini-Games to Smart Devices

Satoru Iwata's Corporate Management Policy Briefing will reveal more

The Nikkei, a prominent business newspaper and website in Japan, recently published an article outlining its understanding of Nintendo's upcoming smart device strategies, highlighting its expectations of what will be announced later this week when Satoru Iwata provides an investor...

Video: This Senran Kagura Burst Euro Trailer Will Put A Spring In Your Step

This Senran Kagura Burst Euro Trailer Will Put A Spring In Your Step

3D brawler is bursting out next month

Senran Kagura Burst might be seen by some individuals as a plague on gaming thanks to its cheap titillation and scantily-clad female fighters, but it's got just as many fans for those very same reasons — it's also a pretty decent game as well, as you'll know if you've already consulted our review. The...

Matters of Import: E.X. Troopers Brings The Heat To 3DS

E.X. Troopers Brings The Heat To 3DS

Capcom however, remains frosty

Capcom’s E.X. Troopers may not be the latest or biggest Japanese 3DS game around, but it’s certainly no less worthy of inclusion here than any other game we’ve previously covered on Matters of Import and — as this and its high-resolution PS3 port are the only E.X. Troopers games so far — it is sadly still...

Guest Blog: Shut up! Nothing is Wrong With The Nintendo Wii U!

Shut up! Nothing is Wrong With The Nintendo Wii U!

Goodbye Galaxy Games' Hugo Smits speaks his mind

The last few weeks there has been a lot said about Nintendo and its products. It seems every analyst out there is keen on sharing his doom scenario. Most of them seem to think that Nintendo could solve all this by simply moving their software over to other platforms (mainly mobile) and some seem to...

News: 3DS Hardware Sales Pass 15 Million Units in Japan

3DS Hardware Sales Pass 15 Million Units in Japan

It took 153 weeks

While the 3DS may not have sales tracking alongside those of the DS family of systems, it's achieved a great deal after a poor start and — as most would agree — performed well in an increasingly crowded, volatile market. Nintendo had hoped for better, naturally, having revised its yearly target down just recently, but that's...

News: The Nikkei Reports Potential Nintendo Smartphone Strategy, to be Announced This Week

The Nikkei Reports Potential Nintendo Smartphone Strategy, to be Announced This Week

Marketing and mini-games on the agenda

Nintendo recently announced major reductions in its sales and financial projections for this financial year, prompting various calls for action throughout the media and from fans. Those calls have naturally included suggestions to jump into the smartphone and tablet markets, though Satoru Iwata has stated that...

News: Square-Enix Registers Curtain Call Trademark In Europe

Square-Enix Registers Curtain Call Trademark In Europe

Stylus' at the ready, Theatrhythm fans!

It looks like European Theatrhythm fans can start to get cautiously excited, as it turns out Square-Enix filed a European trademark for "Curtain Call" on Christmas Eve last year. There's always a chance that this just another bit of boring legal legwork done to keep less scrupulous developers from pinching...

News: Mario Party: Island Tour Is Still Having a Good Time in the UK Top 20

Mario Party: Island Tour Is Still Having a Good Time in the UK Top 20

Something to play in the January drought, it seems

We weren't convinced that the UK charts would be kind to Mario Party: Island Tour in its second week, after it made a decent — if unspectacular — début in 18th place. It seems that the good-old January games drought and some eager 3DS owners have kept the sales going, however; hey, Mario's in...

Video: Persona Q Website Unveils Two More Characters

Persona Q Website Unveils Two More Characters

We really can't wait to get started on this one

We've had a look at the official Persona Q: Shadow of Labyrinth website a few times before, and now we drop back in just as Atlus releases videos focussing on Persona 3's Shinjiro Aragaki and Persona 4's Yukiko Amagi. They may struggle to even hit the one minute mark, but as they're almost entirely...

Video: The First Thirty Minutes Of The Best 3DS Action Game You've Never Played

The First Thirty Minutes Of The Best 3DS Action Game You've Never Played

That's E.X. Troopers, by the way

"Like Lost Planet, but anime" could easily have been the most cynical boardroom pitch ever, but thankfully Capcom couldn't have any poured any more love into E.X. Troopers if it had tried. We've got a full Matters of Import feature coming up soon on this amazing title, so in the meantime grab yourself a hot beverage...

Video: Ace Attorney Collection Promotional Trailer Is Now Available As Hard Evidence

Ace Attorney Collection Promotional Trailer Is Now Available As Hard Evidence

No objections here (sorry)

In addition to yesterday's news, we've got a few further details and a lovely little trailer for the Ace Attorney Collection, courtesy of the official website. The e-Capcom exclusive limited edition set, priced at ¥5,240 (about £30 / $50 USD / €37), will include a drama CD (cover to be determined) and a set of three...

News: Project X Zone Price Slashed To $20 On The North American 3DS eShop

Project X Zone Price Slashed To $20 On The North American 3DS eShop

Role-playing on a budget

Project X Zone is one of those games that isn't for everyone; the unique mixture of JRPG action and fan-service means that it's only going to appeal to a very focused audience. Chances are some of you may have passed on this title when it first released — but the game has just received a permanent price reduction which...

News: Yoshi's New Island Hatches in Europe on 14th March

Yoshi's New Island Hatches in Europe on 14th March

Nintendo UK offers Yoshi Egg Game Case as pre-order bonus

Update: Nintendo UK has now clarified that the Yoshi Egg Game Case pre-order bonus will be available from GAME. Original Article: Not too long ago Nintendo of America announced, as a rather casual aside in a broader press release, that Yoshi's New Island will arrive in the region on 14th...

News: 3DS System Update 7.1.0-15 is Available Now

3DS System Update 7.1.0-15 is Available Now

We're digging all this extra stability

Just when the 3DS was settling down into a January stupor, Nintendo's gone and released a fresh system update. What does it do? Well, not much, and it's probably designed to stop naughty people doing things they shouldn't, such as hacking it. Update 7.1.0-15 is one of those quick downloads that makes your...