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Feature: Bandai Namco Characters We'd Love to See in Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS

Bandai Namco Characters We'd Love to See in Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS

Transcending Nintendo history and the Smash Bros. world

The development of Super Smash Bros. Brawl apparently took its toll on series creator Masahiro Sakurai, though you'd have never of guessed from his perpetually fresh-faced appearance and calm demeanour. Since Brawl's release, Kirby's creator has been rather outspoken on the stressful amount...

Video: Steel Empire Proves Sega Aren't The Only 3DS Remake Experts

Steel Empire Proves Sega Aren't The Only 3DS Remake Experts

Let battle commence!

Earlier today we had the pleasure of telling you that Steel Empire was coming to the US eShop, and now we can add to that exciting announcement with freshly-captured video footage of the Japanese version of the game. Steel Empire originally released on the Mega Drive over twenty years ago, and a GBA remake followed in 2004 (but...

Matters of Import: 3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Brothers Powers Up A Sega Classic

3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Brothers Powers Up A Sega Classic

This colourful classic is tougher than it looks

Sega’s enthusiasm for the 3DS continues unabated, which means that gamers have another excellent port-with-extras from the technical wizards at M2 available on the Japanese eShop: the twenty eight year-old Fantasy Zone. As we've now come to expect, this 3D remake is a port of the arcade version of...

News: Steampunk Shooter Steel Empire Is Flying To North American 3DS Consoles This Summer

Steampunk Shooter Steel Empire Is Flying To North American 3DS Consoles This Summer

Taking to the skies

Steel Empire has just launched in Japan, and you'll be pleased to know that our resident import expert Kerry is already dodging shrapnel in order to bring you a hands-on preview very soon. In the meantime we have more good news — publisher Starfish SD has confirmed that it is coming to North America later this year. Based on...

News: Japanese Pokémon Tournament Unveils Exclusive 3DS XL

Japanese Pokémon Tournament Unveils Exclusive 3DS XL

Only for the very best, like no one ever was

Pokémon tournaments over the past few years have continued to grow in popularity along with the series. With US Regionals on the horizon, and the video game and trading card seasons in full swing, the series is at a pinnacle of popularity. The Pokémon Dragon Tournament occurs every year in Japan and...

News: Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance May Disrupt Late Night 3DS Online Play

Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance May Disrupt Late Night 3DS Online Play

Sorry, night owls

If you're the kind of 3DS owner that likes to relax late at night with a few chaotic races of Mario Kart 7 or some team-based ghost hunts in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon then, be warned, your routine may be disrupted today / tomorrow. Those in North America will see some disruption to online play on the 3DS late tonight, while in...

News: Yoshi's New Island is Still Throwing Eggs in the UK Top 20

Yoshi's New Island is Still Throwing Eggs in the UK Top 20

Pokémon provides the only other Nintendo-exclusive top 40 presence

After making its UK all-format chart début in 12th place, a test for 3DS title Yoshi's New Island has been to see how its momentum stacks up — not too badly, as it turns out. In its second week Yoshi's adventure is in 16th place — it holds the same spot in the...

News: Knights Of The Round Joins The Fray In Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Knights Of The Round Joins The Fray In Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Thankfully the summon sequence is much shorter in this game

Much like last time, Square Enix has once again released a few tantalising images of the characters and summons we can look forward to using in the awkwardly-named Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. As before there's a selection of old and new characters to ogle, this time from...

News: High Voltage Software Developing 3DS Version of Amazing Spider-Man 2

High Voltage Software Developing 3DS Version of Amazing Spider-Man 2

Best known for its work on two Wii first-person shooters

Nintendo's official page for the 3DS version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 reveals that the developer of the title will be Illinois, US-based High Voltage Software, and not Beenox as previously thought. Perhaps best known by Nintendo fans for its work on the 2009 Wii FPS titles The Conduit and

Video: 3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Brothers Shoots Down The Competition

3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Brothers Shoots Down The Competition

Pastel coloured pew-pew

We gave you a brief overview of Sega's latest 3D Classic Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Brothers last week, but now we've finally got our hands on it we can show you some real footage of our own. It should come as no surprise at this point to hear that M2 has once again produced an exceptional port, arcade accurate in the most minute...

News: Delayed Saber Rider And The Star Sheriffs Game Is Still Happening, And Still Coming To 3DS

Delayed Saber Rider And The Star Sheriffs Game Is Still Happening, And Still Coming To 3DS

Remains very much in the saddle

If you're in your thirties then chances are that the name Saber Rider And The Star Sheriffs may trigger a flash of recognition in your addled and aging brain. Based on a Japanese anime series called Sei Jūshi Bisumaruku, Saber Rider was picked up for western localisation in the '80s by World Event Productions (the...

News: Capcom Unity Celebrating Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's Anniversary With a 12 Hour Live Stream

Capcom Unity Celebrating Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's Anniversary With a 12 Hour Live Stream

Monsters beware

It may not necessarily feel like it, but Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has been available in the West for a year, celebrating the landmark on 19th March in North America and 22nd March in Europe. Whether it was the commercial smash Capcom desired or not, it's gathered a loyal, passionate following of Wii U and 3DS owners. Capcom Unity,...

News: CIRCLE Entertainment Announces Demon King Box For 3DS eShop

CIRCLE Entertainment Announces Demon King Box For 3DS eShop

Heroes for hire

Our friends at CIRCLE Entertainment have gotten in touch to let us know about Demon King Box, a "defense and attack strategy game" developed by Lionant. Aside from two screenshots, details on this title are slim. It appears to be set in a magical fantasy world where you hire heroes to fight for your cause. We'll supply more details...

News: Capcom Shows Off Graphical Improvements In Ace Attorney 3DS Trilogy

Capcom Shows Off Graphical Improvements In Ace Attorney 3DS Trilogy

You won't object to this

The Ace Attorney trilogy coming to Japanese 3DS owners next month appears to be shaping up nicely, with Capcom sharing images of how the 3DS version compares to the original GBA release and Nintendo DS follow-up. The above image shows off Phoenix at his best in court – sprite art and all. From left to right is footage of...

News: Year of Luigi Gets Official Send-Off from Shigeru Miyamoto

Year of Luigi Gets Official Send-Off from Shigeru Miyamoto

Hopes we "continue to cheer on" Mario's little bro

Spring may be officially in the air today, but with it comes a bittersweet farewell. Following his announcement on 18th February that both the community and the company’s special activities would be ending, Shigeru Miyamoto brought Nintendo's Year of Luigi to an official close today through a post...

News: Nintendo Considering 3DS Build of Unity Engine

Nintendo Considering 3DS Build of Unity Engine

Always room for more tools in the developers' shed

Nintendo's partnership with Unity Technologies has served well in attracting indie developers by making it easier to bring their games to a Wii U-specific build of the popular engine. The fact that Wii U development kits come with a free Unity license is certainly an encouraging gesture as well. So...

News: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Scoops Best Handheld / Mobile Game at GDC Awards

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Scoops Best Handheld / Mobile Game at GDC Awards

Another gong to celebrate

From late 2013 and into 2014 Nintendo's best titles on Wii U and 3DS have picked up some notable awards, with landmark releases such as Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds leading the way. The latter has triumphed again at the Game Developers Choice Awards, which are part of this week's GDC...

News: Animal Crossing: New Leaf's Team Was An Even Split Of Male And Female Developers

Animal Crossing: New Leaf's Team Was An Even Split Of Male And Female Developers

"Diverse" team has resulted in 7.3 million worldwide sales

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is unquestionably one of the 3DS console's most popular games, having found a receptive global audience and attracting players of both sexes. Producer Katsuya Eguchi and director Aya Kyogoku have been discussing the game's development process at GDC, and believe...

News: Pure Chess DLC Will Be Available Day One, And Won't Cost As Much As You Think

Pure Chess DLC Will Be Available Day One, And Won't Cost As Much As You Think

Standard game will still have three sets and environments

This week sees the launch of VooFoo's Pure Chess on Wii U and 3DS, and publisher Ripstone has dropped us a line to confirm that varied DLC for the game — which includes new pieces and locations — will be available from the moment the game goes live on the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores. Two...

News: Yo-kai Watch Maintains Strong Run in Japan as 3DS Continues Battle with Vita

Yo-kai Watch Maintains Strong Run in Japan as 3DS Continues Battle with Vita

PS4 dips below 30,000, Wii U remains in four figures

It's Media Create charts time once again, our weekly insight into what's hot and not in Nintendo's homeland. It's a quiet week in terms of earth shattering revelations, but does continue some trends that have begun in the past few weeks. The software top 20 has a strong 3DS contingent as always,...

News: Miiverse Gets a Fresh Update for Wii U and 3DS

Miiverse Gets a Fresh Update for Wii U and 3DS

Search options! Verified User stalking! Activity Feed screenshots!

Miiverse, the Nintendo social network where we can post doodles, screens and general thoughts on all things Nintendo, has today been updated for both Wii U and 3DS. As Nintendo had the foresight to make it a web-based platform rather than an app, in the typical sense, it means the...

News: Level-5 Has No Plans To Launch The eShop Version Of Inazuma Eleven In The UK

Level-5 Has No Plans To Launch The eShop Version Of Inazuma Eleven In The UK

"Established" nature of the franchise to blame

The recent release of Inazuma Eleven on the North American 3DS eShop got many UK gamers wondering if they'd also get to see an updated edition of the Nintendo DS classic on their machines. However, Level-5 has issued a statement explaining why this new version of the game will remain exclusive to the...