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News: ​Video: This Is How Much Faster Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Is After The New Update

​Video: This Is How Much Faster Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Is After The New Update

No more waiting

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is the latest title from esteemed developer Intelligent Systems, and offers plenty for fans of turn-based strategy: an eye-catching Steampunk art style, Fire Emblem amiibo support and President Abraham Lincoln. What more could you possibly want, right? Unfortunately not everything in life can be perfect, and in...

Video: A Closer Look at the Protagonist of Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight

A Closer Look at the Protagonist of Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight

See the demonic hero in action

As some of you are aware, Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: The Fafnir Knight launches this summer for North American gamers. Promising a brand new story mode on top of the original campaign of Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard, Etrian fans have plenty to look forward to in this one. In an effort to start building hype for...

Feature: A Day in The Future Life of a Nintendo Gamer

A Day in The Future Life of a Nintendo Gamer

When smartphones and new systems take over our days

Imagine this. When you check your phone in the morning, the Nintendo app is marked with a red dot. After you check your text messages and Facebook notifications, you click the big red "N" and get to work. Inside the app, your notifications let you know you have some extra lives for the Animal...

News: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update Goes Live to Speed Things Up

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update Goes Live to Speed Things Up

Full steam ahead

Code Name S.T.E.A.M., the new IP from Intelligent Systems, certainly has a number of strengths. A downside, however, has been the amount of time players spend observing the action - often without much of a good view - waiting for the enemy AI to move. You could make a coffee in the break between moves - oh, alright, we're...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Takes Third Place in Japanese Charts, Lifts New Nintendo 3DS Sales 

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Takes Third Place in Japanese Charts, Lifts New Nintendo 3DS Sales 

Unsurprisingly sells less at launch than Wii original

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D launched in Japan last week, giving a welcome new release on Nintendo hardware in the company's homeland. It performed reasonably well, if not brilliantly, and helped the New Nintendo 3DS LL to climb back up to second in the hardware charts. The software top 20 has the...

News: Empty Slots on Super Smash Bros. Site Suggests More Upcoming DLC Characters

Empty Slots on Super Smash Bros. Site Suggests More Upcoming DLC Characters

They're toying with us!

One of the biggest pieces of news from last week's Nintendo Direct was the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot - an online form on the official Super Smash Bros. website that allows fans to pitch their dream characters as upcoming DLC for the game. Of course, this has sparked much interest, with players voting for both realistic - and...

News: International StreetPass Week to Bring New StreetPass Games, a Free HOME Theme and 'Exotic' Mii Characters

International StreetPass Week to Bring New StreetPass Games, a Free HOME Theme and 'Exotic' Mii Characters

StreetPass Fishing, StreetPass Zombies and premium service due soon

Nintendo used its Direct broadcasts last week to announce that there are two new StreetPass games on the way - StreetPass Fishing / Ultimate Angler and StreetPass Zombies / Battleground Z - in addition to the StreetPass Mii Plaza Premium option that adds some extra Mii features...

Weirdness: Super Meat Boy Is Calling For Your Votes In The Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot

Super Meat Boy Is Calling For Your Votes In The Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot

The steaks have never been higher

There’s already been some encouragement to nominate the likes of Banjo-Kazooie and Shovel Knight in Nintendo’s Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot, and now in a growing trend, there is yet another iconic character calling for players’ precious votes. Team Meat is asking fans of Super Smash B

News: Level-5 Reveals More Information on Layton 7, 3DS Version is in Doubt and a Wii U Version May Happen

Level-5 Reveals More Information on Layton 7, 3DS Version is in Doubt and a Wii U Version May Happen

The mystery continues

Nearly two years ago, Level-5 announced Layton 7, a curious departure for the series that would be coming to iOS, Android, and 3DS. Since then, next to nothing has come out about the project, but that all changed at Level-5's Vision event this year. There's been a change in the design of the title, with it now being...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Microtransactions Point to Changed Priorities

Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Microtransactions Point to Changed Priorities

Previous ethics and standards are being stretched

We're in the midst of changing times for Nintendo, perhaps of a turbulent nature, and the sands are shifting in multiple ways. In the past couple of months we've seen Nintendo partner up with DeNA to move towards bringing its core IPs to smart devices, bringing a resultant boom in share prices,...

Video: Feast Your Eyes On The Brand New Bravely Second Cinematic Trailer

Feast Your Eyes On The Brand New Bravely Second Cinematic Trailer

We'll have that Western release date any time, right Square Enix?

If you're a huge JRPG fan, then you will likely be looking forward to the arrival of Bravely Second: End Layer. As the release date for the Japanese version becomes ever closer, fans in the West are going crazy for more details. We already know that fan favourite Agnes Oblige will be...

News: Nintendo Officially Confirms It's Distributing Yo-Kai Watch In The West, Omits Release Window Details

Nintendo Officially Confirms It's Distributing Yo-Kai Watch In The West, Omits Release Window Details

Game expected to arrive in 2016

We already knew that Yo-Kai Watch was coming to the west thanks to Hasbro's deal to create toys for the popular Japanese cross-over franchise, but it wasn't until today - and Level-5's Japanese Vision 2015 conference - that a publisher (Nintendo) and solid release window (2016) came to light. Nintend

News: The Snack World Is Level-5's Next Cross-Media Project, And It's Coming To Nintendo 3DS

The Snack World Is Level-5's Next Cross-Media Project, And It's Coming To Nintendo 3DS

Toys use NFC to interact with the game

As if announcing three new Yo-Kai Watch titles wasn't enough, Level-5 has today revealed its next big "cross-media" venture, The Snack World. A multimedia effort which will see Level-5 collaborate with Takara Tomy, TV Tokyo and CoroCoro Comics, The Snack World will cover movies, manga, toys and video games...

News: Level-5 Announces Yo-Kai Watch 3 For Nintendo 3DS, Action Takes Place In USA

Level-5 Announces Yo-Kai Watch 3 For Nintendo 3DS, Action Takes Place In USA

Third time's a charm

Level-5 has just revealed the third entry in its best-selling Yo-Kai Watch series, due to launch on the Nintendo 3DS. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will take place in North America, in keeping with the storyline of the ongoing anime series. A new character is introduced called Inaho Misora, who has her own Yo-kai named USApyon. Level-5 has...

News: Yo-Kai Watch Busters Hitting 3DS This Year, Main Franchise Coming To The West In 2016

Yo-Kai Watch Busters Hitting 3DS This Year, Main Franchise Coming To The West In 2016

Busting makes me feel good

Level-5's Vision 2015 event is happening right now, and the company's CEO Akihiro Hino has just announced a new entry in its popular Yo-Kai Watch franchise. Yo-Kai Watch Busters is an 3DS action title based on a mini-game featured in Yo-Kai Watch 2. The title will come in two versions - Red Cat Troupe and White Dog Unit -...

News: The Great Ace Attorney Special Edition Has The Best Incentive Ever - A Sherlock Holmes Briefcase

The Great Ace Attorney Special Edition Has The Best Incentive Ever - A Sherlock Holmes Briefcase

We deduce that this is awesome

The Great Ace Attorney, which will take the series into a new era and no doubt expand upon its various case-solving mechanics, is creeping closer to its release on 3DS in Japan. Gamers in the West can do little but look on in envy, unfortunately, and the special edition bundles will do little to ease our suffering...

Video: Lucas Visuals and Moveset Compared Between Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Wii U

Lucas Visuals and Moveset Compared Between Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Wii U

Spot the difference

Fans of the latest Super Smash Bros. titles on Wii U and 3DS certainly have a lot to look forward to, with Mewtwo on the way soon - we also know that Lucas is coming this summer, of course, making a return from Super Smash Bros. Brawl on Wii. Though we have a wait for the character to arrive as DLC, we're yet to see how he'll...

News: Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Cool" if Rare's Banjo Was Voted in as Super Smash Bros. DLC

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Cool" if Rare's Banjo Was Voted in as Super Smash Bros. DLC

"We've worked with Nintendo on Rare IP before"

In a blow to console warriors that want the major console manufacturers to battle it out to the death, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has spoken positively about the potential for Rare IP to be featured as DLC in Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Now that would be something to behold. This is in...

News: Garfield and Paddington Bear to Star in Upcoming 3DS Blockbusters*

Garfield and Paddington Bear to Star in Upcoming 3DS Blockbusters*

*Might not be blockbusters

The 3DS has a lot of great games, both at retail and on the eShop, but it can always do with a few more additions. It seems the world of mid-tier retail releases hasn't finished yet - it was dominant in the DS era - with publisher Ravenscourt bringing some recognisable IPs to the portable in Europe. Both set to cost...

Video: Here's a Handy Comparison of Mewtwo's Moves in Super Smash Bros. Melee and on Wii U

Here's a Handy Comparison of Mewtwo's Moves in Super Smash Bros. Melee and on Wii U

Lots of extra polygons

Mewtwo is coming very soon to the latest Super Smash Bros. titles, as soon as 15th April for those that registered on Club Nintendo. For eager fans and series veterans it'll be an exciting arrival, with Melee players no doubt getting ready to bust out their old moves and combos once again. Though this DLC character has taken...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate April DLC Available Now, Featuring Sonic Palico Gear

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate April DLC Available Now, Featuring Sonic Palico Gear

Hopefully won't troll as hard as the Zelda unlocks

We're not going to lie, aspects of the free March DLC for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate were frustrating - the Legend of Zelda gear looked fabulous but, heck, good luck clearing the quests to unlock it. We jumped online in a group of four and failed spectacularly - it hurt. Hopefully the key April...