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Video: Kadokawa Games Showcases Rodea The Sky Soldier Footage and Hands-On Event

Kadokawa Games Showcases Rodea The Sky Soldier Footage and Hands-On Event

Kid Icarus X Sonic

Rodea The Sky Soldier has had a difficult route to release: originally developed by Prope under the leadership of Yuji Naka - a founding father of Sonic the Hedgehog - it was apparently largely complete for the Wii and 3DS, yet publisher Kadokawa Games was largely silent. Prope dropped away and, somewhat surprisingly, Kadokawa...

News: Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega Clarifies Restructuring Plans

Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega Clarifies Restructuring Plans

Sales are slower than those for Sonic Lost World

At the end of January it emerged that Sega would be restructuring its business at the cost of around 300 jobs; now that it's issued its Q3 financial results it's clarified how that'll take place. New companies will be formed that are managed by Sega Holdings, with Sega Games taking the place of Sega...

Exclusive: Full Fat Is Bringing The Insanely Popular Flick Golf To The Nintendo 3DS

Full Fat Is Bringing The Insanely Popular Flick Golf To The Nintendo 3DS

Meet the studio behind a finger-based phenomenon

Full Fat Games is a serious player in the smartphone arena, having clocked an amazing 55 million downloads across its range of casual yet compelling iOS and Android releases. If you own a smartphone then chances are you've probably played one of the studio's games - be it Flick Golf, Flick Soccer,...

Reminder: Grab Your Free Samurott for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Grab Your Free Samurott for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Wraps up this giveaway event

In the past few weeks The Pokémon Company has been running a special distribution event, in which owners of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have been able to pick up special 'mon by inputting codes as a Mystery Gift in the game. The first two free 'mon were an Emboar (POKEMON500) and Serperior (POKEMON497)...

Weirdness: BAFTA Appears To Have Clean Forgotten That The Nintendo 3DS Even Exists

BAFTA Appears To Have Clean Forgotten That The Nintendo 3DS Even Exists

No love for the world's most popular handheld console in 2015 Games Awards

BAFTA has just announced its 2015 Games Awards, and they make for depressing - and somewhat puzzling - reading if you're a 3DS fan. BAFTA - otherwise known as British Academy of Film and Television Arts - has decreed that not a single 3DS release from 2014 is worthy of...

Video: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Visuals Stand Up Rather Well in a Wii Comparison

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Visuals Stand Up Rather Well in a Wii Comparison

Shulked up

A series of videos have recently provided comparisons of visuals to show off the New Nintendo 3DS, but only one test of its visual capabilities is truly indicative of what it can do. A handy video showcases the New 3DS-exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles 3D in all of its glory, comparing its graphics to that of the original Wii version of the...

News: 'Apprentice Witch and Fluffy Friends' Aims to Take Advantage of the Yo-Kai Watch Fever on 3DS in Japan

'Apprentice Witch and Fluffy Friends' Aims to Take Advantage of the Yo-Kai Watch Fever on 3DS in Japan

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery

Today has brought news of yet another RPG title on the way with the newly announced Apprentice Witch and Fluffy Friends (translation via GoNintendo); it's due for release on 23rd April in Japan on the 3DS. The game is published by Nippon Columbia and the first screenshots drew many comparisons to...

News: Super Smash Bros. 3DS amiibo Update Drops Tomorrow

Super Smash Bros. 3DS amiibo Update Drops Tomorrow

Just in time for the New Nintendo 3DS launch

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U was the game which unleashed the power of amiibo on the world, but it's easy to forget that the title was preceded by its 3DS sibling - which still doesn't have support for Nintendo's interactive figures. However, that is set to change tomorrow as Nintendo is releasing a free...

News: New 3DS HOME Themes Confirmed for Majora's Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+

New 3DS HOME Themes Confirmed for Majora's Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+

Those that buy on the eShop get freebies

This is a week in which Nintendo wants a lot of your money, releasing the New Nintendo 3DS on 13th February and some enticing games. In Europe the date's even been given the hashtag #Nintendo3DSDay, while some key download releases are confirmed to arrive this week - it's at retail that there's the most...

Talking Point: Limitations on Stock and Advertising Are a Price to Pay for Nintendo's Return to Profits

Limitations on Stock and Advertising Are a Price to Pay for Nintendo's Return to Profits

Less sales yet increased profits highlight extensive streamlining

Nintendo's got a lot of tough balancing to do right now with its finances - not only does it have its annual research and development costs, but it's also moving into the health field with Quality of Life and is about to complete the worldwide roll-out of new hardware with the New...

News: More Details Emerge on Mutant Mudds Super Challenge

More Details Emerge on Mutant Mudds Super Challenge

For super players only

As we just recently reported, there's an incoming expansion to the 2012 eShop hit, Mutant Mudds. Mutant Mudds was a critically and commercially successful “12-bit" platformer that won the hearts of many with its inspired visuals, chiptune music and smart level design. Talented players that successfully managed to complete...

Rumour: A Planned 2.5D Metroid Title For 3DS Got Cancelled in 2012

A Planned 2.5D Metroid Title For 3DS Got Cancelled in 2012

Samus just can’t catch a break

Metroid is a series long overdue for a sequel. Regaining relevance after the excellent Metroid Prime series by Retro Studios, it seemed like the franchise was here to stay. Unfortunately, after the highly polarizing Metroid: Other M in 2010, Nintendo's been pretty frosty towards the series and has been hesitant to...

News: Nintendo Picks Up Three Gongs at the D.I.C.E. Awards

Nintendo Picks Up Three Gongs at the D.I.C.E. Awards

A double for Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo's excellent releases in 2014 earned it - and partners releasing exclusives such as Bayonetta 2 - a host of notable nominations and awards. The big N's representation at the recent D.I.C.E. awards was certainly less prominent than in some other major ceremonies of the past few months, with no nominations in key...

News: Nintendo Looking To Offer Affordable Smartphone-Style Games And Remakes Of Past Classics On 3DS

Nintendo Looking To Offer Affordable Smartphone-Style Games And Remakes Of Past Classics On 3DS

President Satoru Iwata wants to expand consumer choice on the handheld

Nintendo's handheld strategy will make room for affordable, low-cost titles similar to those seen on smartphone formats like iOS and Android, The Nikkei reports. Speaking with Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, The Nikkei has stated that the Japanese company is seeking to "expand...

News: The Medics Show Off Their Abilities in New Etrian Mystery Dungeon Trailer

The Medics Show Off Their Abilities in New Etrian Mystery Dungeon Trailer

A well-rounded party

Atlus has released another new trailer for the upcoming Etrian Mystery Dungeon - it highlights the Medic class and the various ways it will fit into the team dynamic in the new dungeon crawler. The medic uses their healing and resurrection abilities to ensure that the party stays healthy through every dangerous situation, of...

News: Yokai Watch Trading Card Game Deals 100 Million Cards In Eight Months

Yokai Watch Trading Card Game Deals 100 Million Cards In Eight Months

Another success for the franchise

The Pokémon trading card series has been running for years and continues to generate revenue for Game Freak and Nintendo, but it's not the only game of this type that Nintendo has up its sleeve. The recent Level-5 3DS hit Yokai Watch - which has since been followed by Yokai Watch 2 - has its own collectable card...

News: New Miiverse Update Adds Comment Previews and User Matching

New Miiverse Update Adds Comment Previews and User Matching

Finding new ways to connect gamers

Miiverse is a constantly evolving social platform and, every once in a while, Nintendo will push out a new update to enhance the user experience. Everything from extending the number of characters allowed on a single post to easier ways of tracking and finding other users, the fun little diversion has come a long...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors in the UK Added to The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Skull Kid Figurine Promotion

New Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors in the UK Added to The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Skull Kid Figurine Promotion

Update: New details for ambassadors only

Update: In our original post we mis-read the email details that we received and tied this promotion to all game pre-orders, whereas this is actually for those that bought the Ambassador's New Nintendo 3DS, including them in a deal previously reserved for those that pre-ordered a New Nintendo 3DS from the...

News: Pokémon Bank Subscribers to Receive Final Evolutions of Meganium, Typhlosion and Feraligatr as Free Gifts

Pokémon Bank Subscribers to Receive Final Evolutions of Meganium, Typhlosion and Feraligatr as Free Gifts

Catch 'em from 27th February

Pokémon Bank, the annual subscription service that allows you to store up to 3,000 'mon 'in the cloud' online, continues to roll on and provide a valuable back-up option. For $4.99 / £4.49 / €4.99 a year you can store Pokémon from Pokémon X & Y and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, while the Poké...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Trailer Now Available for Download in Europe

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Trailer Now Available for Download in Europe

And yes, it's in 3D

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D is just over a week away, which is something to celebrate for fans of the franchise and those that vocally called for the remake over the course of a few years. It's such a unique and brilliantly executed entry in the franchise that we felt moved to award it a 10 in our review, a score we've...

News: Details For The New Langrisser Title On 3DS Emerge After A 15 Year Break For The Series

Details For The New Langrisser Title On 3DS Emerge After A 15 Year Break For The Series

Fire Emblem’s old rival returns

Whilst Intelligence Systems' Fire Emblem: Awakening currently reigns supreme as the number one tactical RPG on the 3DS, all of that could be set to change with some healthy competition from a series that was arguably its most potent rival back in the day. Reintroducing the Langrisser series. After a 15 year...

News: Nintendo Fan Creates a Mewtwo 'amiibo' That Works With Pokémon Rumble U, Bids Pass $250

Nintendo Fan Creates a Mewtwo 'amiibo' That Works With Pokémon Rumble U, Bids Pass $250

Puzzling, to say the least

Mewtwo is one of the Pokémon series' most popular legendaries. A powerful psychic type with an interesting and rather tragic background, fans have come to revere the Genetic Pokemon. While Mewtwo was popular enough back in the early 2000's to earn itself a coveted slot on the roster of Super Smash Bros. Melee, it was...