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Matters of Import: Grappling With Attack On Titan: The Last Wings Of Mankind

Grappling With Attack On Titan: The Last Wings Of Mankind

Or Shingeki no Kyojin: Jinrui Saigo no Tsubasa, to Japanese players

Considering the intense critical and commercial acclaim Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan has been receiving, the emergence of a game based on the events portrayed in the anime and manga series was more of a question of “when”, rather than “if”. The more surprising news is...

Video: Allow Us To Serve Up The First Thirty Minutes Of Puzzle & Dragons Z

Allow Us To Serve Up The First Thirty Minutes Of Puzzle & Dragons Z

Epic adventures await

Join us as we take you through the opening thirty minutes of GungHo’s smash hit Puzzle & Dragons Z, taking in cute white dragons with attitude, an evil group breaking the world into jigsaw-shaped pieces and of course plenty of puzzling too. Still not enough? Then be sure to check out our hands-on preview here.

News: Nintendo Boasts of "Record-Setting" 3DS Sales in 2013 and Confirms Yoshi’s New Island Release Date

Nintendo Boasts of "Record-Setting" 3DS Sales in 2013 and Confirms Yoshi’s New Island Release Date

Disney Magical World also confirmed

With 2014 slowly cranking into gear, Nintendo of America has taken an opportunity to remind us of some notable successes for the 3DS in 2013, while emphasizing "games planned for early 2014 to keep the momentum going". Just earlier today we reported that the 3DS was the UK's top selling games system in 2013, and...

News: The 3DS Was The UK's Top-Selling Games System in 2013

The 3DS Was The UK's Top-Selling Games System in 2013

That includes the 2DS

It's well known that the 3DS family of systems had a strong year in 2013 in various territories, and in terms of the UK there'd been various positive headlines throughout the 12 months. A steady stream of high-profile games — such as Pokémon X & Y, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds...

News: King Dedede to Wield the Mallet as the Latest Challenger in New Super Smash Bros.

King Dedede to Wield the Mallet as the Latest Challenger in New Super Smash Bros.

Plenty of screens to enjoy

King Dedede has been confirmed as a challenger in the new Super Smash Bros. titles on the Wii U and 3DS, the latest in a number of recent additions as the roster fills out. His appearance was always on the cards after his role in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, with his weight and ready-to-use weapon making him a useful...

News: Missing Guild 01 Game Weapon Shop De Omasse Is Finally Getting Localised

Missing Guild 01 Game Weapon Shop De Omasse Is Finally Getting Localised

Better late than never

It's nothing new when a popular Japanese game doesn't get a western release, but every so often some manage to make it overseas. Guild 01 for the 3DS was one such release; technically a compilation of four titles back in Japan, it has been slowly released in the west as individual games over the past few years. We've already...

News: Nintendo Titles Secure Multiple GDC Awards Nominations

Nintendo Titles Secure Multiple GDC Awards Nominations

The results have to wait until 19th March

The Game Developers Conference will take place in San Francisco from 17th-21st March, with the "expo" part of the week running from 19th-21st March. It's always an interesting event to learn more about projects underway and wider issues within the development community, while also being notable for the Game...

Feature: Looking Back at Nintendo in 2013 - Part Four

Looking Back at Nintendo in 2013 - Part Four

Games, system updates, more games...

We've looked back at the first nine months of Nintendo's 2013 to date, an eventful period full of reveals, positives, negatives and outright weirdness. The final leg is typically one of the busiest for game companies, as the scramble for momentum into the busiest shopping season of the year becomes a messy blur...

Video: You'll Get A Kick Out Of These Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks Trailers

You'll Get A Kick Out Of These Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks Trailers

They think it's all over

Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks is due to hit Europe next month, and to drum up interest Nintendo has released two new trailers for the game. An expansion of Inazuma Eleven 3 — which launched last year on the 3DS — Team Ogre Attacks uses the same game engine but boasts an entirely new storyline. The actual release...

News: Pokémon Winter Regional Championships Mark First Use of X & Y in Series Competition

Pokémon Winter Regional Championships Mark First Use of X & Y in Series Competition

Blowing across the U.S. this month

Think you've put enough hours into Pokémon X & Y to take other trainers on in a sanctioned tournament? Many players in the United States will soon have the chance to find out as the Pokémon Winter Regional Championships become the first to introduce the new generation into their events. The Pokémon Winter...

Feature: Looking Back at Nintendo in 2013 - Part Three

Looking Back at Nintendo in 2013 - Part Three

Pokémon goes Mega, 2DS, Wii U price cut and other shenanigans

We've so far covered the first six months of Nintendo in 2013, taking in various 3DS successes, ups and downs for the Wii U and some E3 madness. As is also the norm, there were weird moments, as well as the near-monthly delight of Nintendo Direct broadcasts. We now cover the latter...

News: Pokémon X & Y Return to Top of Japanese Charts as 3DS Leads in Hardware

Pokémon X & Y Return to Top of Japanese Charts as 3DS Leads in Hardware

Wii U sales drop to 60,548

Update: Our original Japanese Charts post cited Media Create results from 4Gamer, but these appear to be incorrect. Our apologies for the error, and as an alternative below are the latest results from Famitsu. Earlier this week we found out how Nintendo had performed over the festive period in Japan, with 3DS and Wii U...

News: Nintendo Open To Applying Zelda: Link Between Worlds Approach To Other Franchises

Nintendo Open To Applying Zelda: Link Between Worlds Approach To Other Franchises

Could we see new Star Fox and Metroid games taking the same route?

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is a unique title in the history of the franchise in that it uses an existing entry — A Link to the Past — as its foundation and builds new content on top of that. This strategy worked fantastically — as you'll be aware from our 10/10...

Matters of Import: Drop Matching And Dragon Evolving In Puzzle & Dragons Z

Drop Matching And Dragon Evolving In Puzzle & Dragons Z

This 3DS smash proves there is life after microtransactions

Puzzle & Dragons is popular wherever it’s available, but perhaps in its native Japan most of all. GungHo’s cash cow not only has regular tie-ins with big franchises like Monster Hunter, Taiko no Tatsujin and Hunter X Hunter, but has also generated an extensive range of merchandise...

News: Pokémon Bank Remains Offline in Japan as Nintendo Apologises for Issues

Pokémon Bank Remains Offline in Japan as Nintendo Apologises for Issues

An economic crash

During the festive break the Nintendo Network encountered issues for over two days, with a number of new system owners combining with Christmas Day Pokémon Bank gamers in Japan to cause major problems. The downtime of the eShop platforms in particular was damaging in such a busy period; yet while the online stores have been back...

Feature: Looking Back at Nintendo in 2013 - Part Two

Looking Back at Nintendo in 2013 - Part Two

Some highs, lows, and E3 madness

Yesterday we brought you the first part of our 2013 summary, which contained the thrills and spills of three Nintendo Direct broadcasts and a handful of major game releases. We did miss out on the story of Ubisoft delaying Rayman Legends in order to facilitate a multi-platform release, as was correctly pointed out to...

News: 3DS Hack Removes Region Locking For Retail Cartridges

3DS Hack Removes Region Locking For Retail Cartridges

Plays legit cartridges only

It's no secret that some gamers would like Nintendo to drop its region locking policy, especially in light of major rivals doing just that with their latest systems. It's not a simple argument, as Nintendo has legitimate reasons and the demand for playing games from other regions is probably, when all is said and done,...

News: Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Is Bouncing Towards Japanese 3DS Consoles This August

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Is Bouncing Towards Japanese 3DS Consoles This August

Best of the breast

It has been revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu that Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson is currently in development for the 3DS and will be hitting Japanese store shelves in August. Like Senran Kagura Burst, the game will be a side-scrolling fighter packed with scantly-clad, large-chested female combatants. Burst developer Tamsoft...

News: Pokemon X and Y Come Out on Top in Japanese Software Rankings for 2013

Pokemon X and Y Come Out on Top in Japanese Software Rankings for 2013

Hardware figures for 3DS and Wii U also revealed

Famitsu is reporting that Nintendo didn't just dominate the Japanese Christmas charts, but it almost cleaned up the entire year too, taking nine out of the top ten total sales spots for the year. The only game to break that hold over Japanese gamers was Grand Theft Auto V on Playstation 3, and even...

Matters of Import: Welcome To The Terrifying Yet Accessible World Of Monster Hunter 4

Welcome To The Terrifying Yet Accessible World Of Monster Hunter 4

Something to get your teeth stuck into

Monster Hunter 4 is the latest and greatest in Capcom’s endlessly popular series of wildlife-bothering games, bringing even more areas to explore and new monsters to turn into breastplates and boots. Thankfully hunters come prepared for these new challenges with two new weapon types and the all-new ability...