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Soapbox: Zelda's Magic Creates A Link Between Generations

Zelda's Magic Creates A Link Between Generations

Damien McFerran on how Nintendo's new 3DS Zelda has created a vital bond

More than two decades ago, an excitable 12 year-old boy huddled down in front of his Super Nintendo console armed with a copy of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Having witnessed the critical acclaim directed towards this new action RPG the youth expectantly flicked...

Rumour: LEGO The Hobbit Planned for 2014 Release

LEGO The Hobbit Planned for 2014 Release

Will likely cover lots of film sequences that weren't actually in the book

Is there any franchise that LEGO video games can't cover? It's a tricky one, and we'd have to start tagging 'Woody Allen' films as a series if we had to try really hard — TT Fusion has already covered Batman, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Marvel to name some, though hasn't...

News: GameStop Experiences Profit Gains, With Hardware Increases Driven by 3DS and 2DS Sales

GameStop Experiences Profit Gains, With Hardware Increases Driven by 3DS and 2DS Sales

Boxed discs appear to be making a comeback

As some have predicted the imminent demise of retail gaming outlets, brought on by an era of new restrictions on game sharing and the used games market, US retailer GameStop has drawn a course full sail in the opposite direction. A new report by Games Industry reveals that the US gaming giant actually...

News: Nintendo Infographic Shows Off Phenomenal Pokémon X & Y Sales Records

Nintendo Infographic Shows Off Phenomenal Pokémon X & Y Sales Records

Reached one million U.S. sales in one day

It's likely that anyone with a passing interest in Nintendo will be aware, by now, that Pokémon X & Y have been a major success since launch. The arrival of a new generation on 3DS was preceded by months of barely containable hype, and since hitting stores the two games have been breaking various sales...

News: EA Germany Survey Fails To Acknowledge The Wii U

EA Germany Survey Fails To Acknowledge The Wii U

No mention of 3DS or Wii, either

If relationship troubles between Nintendo and EA weren’t already dire enough, the circus continues with a recent survey from EA Germany, failing to make mention of Nintendo’s latest home console, the Wii U. In the survey, the Wii U is not mentioned in any of the questions about current or next generation...

News: Fire Emblem: Awakening and ZombiU Developers Outline the Challenges of Permadeath

Fire Emblem: Awakening and ZombiU Developers Outline the Challenges of Permadeath

"[Writing ZombiU] was the toughest challenge...in over 10 years of writing"

In an era of gamers regularly debating the level of challenge offered in modern titles, an argument that can be tough to resolve, the concept of permadeath is a relatively rare feature that caters to those seeking a lack of compromise in their experiences. Taking away...

News: Exclusive 2DS Pokémon X And Y Bundles Announced For South Korea

Exclusive 2DS Pokémon X And Y Bundles Announced For South Korea

Gotta bundle 'em all

South Korean Nintendo fans will soon be able to get their hands on two new hardware bundles which include the recent smash-hit Pokémon X & Y. Instead of the gorgeous limited edition Pokémon 3DS XL bundles released in other territories, Nintendo of Korea has announced a red & white 2DS with a copy of Pokémon X, and a...

News: Fossil Fighters Roaring Onto 3DS Next Year

Fossil Fighters Roaring Onto 3DS Next Year

Far from extinct

Nintendo’s RPG dinosaur series Fossil Fighters looks to be making a return next year with a new game in the series slated for 3DS. According to Nintendo Everything, the 3DS version is said to feature improved visuals, a lowered camera perspective, and movement in third-person. Players will also be able to select from a male or...

News: Conception II Due in North America This Spring

Conception II Due in North America This Spring

Harvest Moon this is not

Atlus has never been a company afraid of bringing some of the more unorthodox titles to western shores. This… looks to be one of those. The company, in partnership with Spike Chunsoft, has announced that Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars will be localized and released in North America this spring for both the...

News: Nintendo of Europe Launches Free Super Mario 3D Land Promotion for New 3DS Owners

Nintendo of Europe Launches Free Super Mario 3D Land Promotion for New 3DS Owners

Great for newcomers

Nintendo of Europe has today announced a promotion to encourage new 3DS owners to register their systems, buy a game and — by extension — perhaps get a taste for Wii U-exclusive Super Mario 3D World. It's been announced that those that register a new 3DS or 3DS XL — and one of 15 games — on Club Nintendo between 27th...

News: Xenoblade Studio Monolith Soft Was Involved With Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Xenoblade Studio Monolith Soft Was Involved With Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Many hands make light work?

Nintendo working with other studios on its big titles isn't anything new, but it's nevertheless interesting to note that Monolith Soft's name appears in the end credits to The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The Xenoblade creator — which is a subsidiary of Nintendo — isn't a stranger to the Zelda franchise...

News: Pokémon Bank Pricing Revealed For Australia And New Zealand

Pokémon Bank Pricing Revealed For Australia And New Zealand

A reasonable sum

Game, technology, and software pricing may not be such of an issue in certain parts of the world, but in Australia and New Zealand it is the complete opposite. Pricing is so expensive, in fact, that the Australian Government is currently looking into how to solve the problem. With that in mind, this news will come as a relief to...

News: Nintendo Confirms That Miiverse on 3DS Won't Allow Friend Requests or User Messaging

Nintendo Confirms That Miiverse on 3DS Won't Allow Friend Requests or User Messaging

Like the browser-based service, then

The December arrival of Miiverse on the 3DS is sure to lead to a major expansion of users on the network, with the sizeable 3DS userbase joining those currently on the platform using a Nintendo Network ID on the Wii U. It's one part of what, we hope, will be a continual expansion of the ID system on the 3DS...

Talking Point: The Nintendo Network ID Creeps Ever Closer to Being Fit for the Modern Age

The Nintendo Network ID Creeps Ever Closer to Being Fit for the Modern Age

There's still some distance to go

Since the Wii U launched with its shiny new Nintendo Network ID system, we've been both pleased and frustrated with its implementation. The fact it's tied to the home console hardware has led us to be critical, on occasion, to the point where we once rather cruelly equated it to the abomination of its equivalent...

News: Jett Rocket II Delayed Down Under, Will Be Released "As Quick As Possible"

Jett Rocket II Delayed Down Under, Will Be Released "As Quick As Possible"

Aussies will just have to wait

While the rest of the world is enjoying Jett Rocket II: The Wraith of Taikai on the 3DS, the game is yet to be released — or even rated by the Australian Classification Board — Down Under. The information was delivered via a post on the official Facebook page of the game’s developer, Shin'en Multimedia. The...