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News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Confirmed For Worldwide 3DS Launch in November

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Confirmed For Worldwide 3DS Launch in November

"A dramatic story within a spectacular new world"

Last year's arrival of Pokémon X & Y on the 3DS brought the hugely successful franchise to a new generation of hardware, but Nintendo and The Pokémon Company is wasting no time in bringing more titles to the system. A sudden press release has announced Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha...

News: Here's an Updated Summary of Nintendo's Software Bestsellers

Here's an Updated Summary of Nintendo's Software Bestsellers

Pokémon and Mario lead the way

When Nintendo releases its updated financial reports, it also publishes fresh figures for hardware and software — we've covered the former in our main summary of the year-end results. The software highlights tell their own tale, however, and perhaps help to explain why Nintendo opts for particular franchises and...

Guide: How to Become a Pokémon Battle Tournament Master

How to Become a Pokémon Battle Tournament Master

With tips from the champs

Last weekend we were lucky enough to spend the day watching nail-biting Pokémon battles and chowing down on innumerable amounts of pizza with comedian Johnny Vegas at the UK Pokémon X & Y Battle Tournament 2014 Grand Final. At the end of a long day of battling the winners of the four categories were decided, with...

Weirdness: Monster Hunter 10th Anniversary Merchandise Includes Electric Guitars and Golf Gear

Monster Hunter 10th Anniversary Merchandise Includes Electric Guitars and Golf Gear

Turn the nerdy up to 11

The Monster Hunter franchise turns ten this year, and to celebrate Capcom has licensed all sorts of fun (and expensive) MH-themed merchandise in Japan; everything from jewellery to golfing goods to electric guitars. A few highlights: Japanese heavy metal guitar manufacturer ESP has created this gorgeous monster-hunting...

News: Nintendo Confirms Kirby: Triple Deluxe eShop Deal, Get Kirby's Dream Land 2 Free

Nintendo Confirms Kirby: Triple Deluxe eShop Deal, Get Kirby's Dream Land 2 Free

Suck that up, Europe

Update: Nintendo of Europe has corrected the dates from the original announcement below. To qualify Kirby: Triple Deluxe must be downloaded by 12th June following its release, and the Dream Land 2 code must then be redeemed by 13th July. Original Article: With Kirby: Triple Deluxe around the corner in Europe — it's already...

News: Pokémon Announces 2014 International Challenge May

Pokémon Announces 2014 International Challenge May

Online competition coming to Pokémon X & Y

The Pokémon Company has unveiled the newest of its competitive events for the fan-loved Pokémon X & Y titles for the 3DS. The 2014 International Challenge May is the latest online competition offered and allows any player with a copy of Pokémon X or Y to compete in battles with gamers from around...

News: Theatrhythm: Curtain Call Helps 3DS XL Double Its Sales, But Japanese Retail Continues To Struggle

Theatrhythm: Curtain Call Helps 3DS XL Double Its Sales, But Japanese Retail Continues To Struggle

Square Enix's new game shifts 80,523 copies, with 27,914 3DS XL units sold

The Japanese launch of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call allowed the Nintendo 3DS XL to double its weekly sales total, but on the whole the Japanese games market remains stuck in something of a rut, with hardware sales at a five year low in the period between April 14th...

Nintendo Download: 1st May (North America)

1st May (North America)

Triple Kirby, Mario Golf, Mega May begins and more!

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week brings some rather tempting offerings to both the Wii U and 3DS. There are retro classics on both Virtual Consoles along with brand new software, while some discounts and two major retail titles also make an appearance. Let's get to the...

News: Harvest Moon 3 And Lufia: The Legend Returns Rated For 3DS Virtual Console Release

Harvest Moon 3 And Lufia: The Legend Returns Rated For 3DS Virtual Console Release

New Game Boy Color games incoming

If you're looking forward to playing more handheld classics on your 3DS then you'll be pleased to learn that the Australian Classification board has handed out ratings for two new Game Boy Color games. Harvest Moon 3 and Lufia: The Legend Returns have both been given a "General" rating, which is a good sign that...

News: Limited Time Pokémon Center Coming to Paris

Limited Time Pokémon Center Coming to Paris

Still no battling in the Eiffel Tower

It's no secret that the Kalos Region of Pokémon X & Y was inspired by the beauty, culture, and charming professors(?) of France. Now, for a fleeting amount of time, the real country will more closely resemble its virtual counterpart with its own Pokémon Center. As reported by Serebii and posted on the...

News: HAL Laboratory Director Explains Why Kirby Tends To Be A Ball Of Rage On Western Covers

HAL Laboratory Director Explains Why Kirby Tends To Be A Ball Of Rage On Western Covers

"We know there is a serious side to Kirby as well"

If you're a keen import gamer, then you may have noticed a slight disconnect between Kirby's games in the east and in the west — the Japanese boxart usually has a happy, smiling Kirby, while the covers of his western releases showcase a more determined — even grumpy — expression. Kirby:...

News: Get Artistic With Pikachu In 3DS Title Pokémon Art Academy

Get Artistic With Pikachu In 3DS Title Pokémon Art Academy

Brushes at the ready for a June release in Japan

Nintendo has confirmed that Pokémon Art Academy will be hitting Japan on June 19th. 40 lessons will be included, all of which will focus around a famous Pokémon. It will be released as both a retail and digital product and will retail for 3,619 Yen. The 3DS console's 3D screen will not be supported...

Matters of Import: Sega 3D Classics Races Ahead With 3D OutRun

Sega 3D Classics Races Ahead With 3D OutRun

Is it a Magical Sound Shower or just a Passing Breeze?

Sega’s 3D Classics range just keeps on going — in Japan, at least — with this latest offering being OutRun, one of the biggest hits of them all. Like Super Hang-On and Space Harrier before it, OutRun used Sega’s impressive Super Scaler arcade tech to wow arcade gamers and deliver some...

News: New Version Of Petit Computer Will Allow For SNES Or PlayStation Standard Games On 3DS

New Version Of Petit Computer Will Allow For SNES Or PlayStation Standard Games On 3DS

Smileboom president Takaki Kobayashi starts the hype train

Smileboom's Petit Computer is a DSiWare application which allows you to program games using a variant of the Beginners All-purpose Standard Instruction Code — or BASIC — programming language, which incredibly turns 50 this year. Speaking to John Szczepaniak — the guy behind