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September2016

August2016

  • Feature What We Expect From the 3DS Nintendo Direct - 1st September

    That says '3DS', not NX

    It feels like an age and a day since we last had a Nintendo Direct - at E3 the big N opted for a Treehouse Live approach, while if we ignore some Japanese Culdcept Revolt broadcasts we need to go back to 3rd March for the last 'typical' Direct. Crikey. It's nice to have it back, then, and this one is set to be focused on the...

  • News Metroid Prime: Federation Force Power Bombs in Japan

    A grim outcome for the spin-off

    Metroid Prime: Federation Force arrived in North America first and is due in Europe this week, but it made its debut in Japan on 25th August. As a result we can see how it's performed in the Media Create chart results; the outcome is not good. Metroid isn't always a huge-seller in Japan; for example Metroid: Other M...

  • News Brazilian Listing Gives Hope for Western Release of Dragon Ball Fusions

    Is it our turn?

    Dragon Ball Fusions is a title we've followed with some curiosity out of Japan. The latest 3DS title utilising the popular IP offers turn-based gameplay, but a key hook is the ability to fuse characters together for interesting results. So far it's arrived in Japan but there's been little solid indication of a Western release, but...

  • Exclusive Exploring The Unlikely Legend Of Rusty Pup

    "Three years is a good cycle for what we're doing"

    When we last visited Gory Detail it was way back in 2013 when we exclusively revealed that ex-Rare staffers Chris Seavor and Shawn Pile had begun work on their next project - The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup. While the team have issued various developer vlogs in the subsequent years, they've...

  • News 3DS Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st September

    "NX will not be discussed or revealed in this broadcast", so there

    Sound the klaxon, there's a Nintendo Direct coming! Huzzah, break out the bunting! What's that? It's a '3DS' Nintendo Direct. Oh, but there must be the potential for NX to feature? ""NX will not be discussed or revealed in this broadcast". Oh... Well, dry those eyes, as there is a...

  • News Sega 3D Classics Collection 3: Final Stage To Include Mystery Title Picked By Fans

    Arrives in Japan on December 22nd

    Sega's line of 3D Classics has gone down a storm with 3DS owners thanks to a cunning combination of superb emulation, neat extras and - of course - killer games. While the titles have been released individually on the eShop, Sega has also published collections at retail, and the next helping - the third to arrive...

  • Weirdness Homebrew Programmer Emulates a Macintosh Plus on 3DS

    Because they can...

    While we've bemoaned aspects of the 3DS homebrew and modding community, namely hacks that cause eShop games to get taken down, some of the work done by intrepid programmers is downright fascinating. For example, do you remember when someone got Windows 95 working on a 3DS? There's another cool example now doing the rounds, with...

  • News Samus is the Latest Hero to Get a My Nintendo 3DS HOME Theme

    Orange is certainly a theme

    The My Nintendo rewards to date have had some high-points, but it's probably fair to say that the loyalty programme is yet to blow the doors off and excite loyal members. Nevertheless, there is a little extra treat on offer in exchange for 200 Platinum Points. Currently available in Europe (and Japan), with a North...

  • News New Nintendo 3DS Stays on Top in Japan Despite Tales of Berseria Release

    Wii U dips back below 5000 units

    It's Media Create chart time, in which we see what's hot and what's not in Nintendo's homeland. This week brings a new release on Sony hardware to the top of the software chart, though Nintendo hardware continues its recent lead. Bandai Namco's Tales of Berseria is the newcomer, with its PS4 and PS3 releases...

  • Video Nintendo of America Maintains a Marketing Focus on Evergreen 3DS Titles

    The 3DS Summer commercial pitches some classics

    It's pretty clear that, outside of some game-specific promotions, the Wii U is sitting quietly in the corner. A lot of Nintendo's marketing efforts have been on the 3DS, with company President Tatsumi Kimishima emphasizing on more than one occasion the desire to continue building the audience for the...

  • News The Nintendo 3DS Is Getting A New RPG Maker Game

    85 percent complete, online features promised

    Famitsu has revealed that the popular RPG Maker series is finally coming to the Nintendo 3DS. RPG Maker Festival is apparently 85 percent complete and should see release later this year in Japan. The series can chart its history all the way back to the late '80s, and has appeared on a wide range of...

  • Random Love is a Just a Game Thanks to This Charming StreetPass Proposal

    "So, what do you say?"

    We've seen successful and doomed romances through Nintendo apps in the past, from marriage proposals made via Swapnote to a love that died too soon on Miiverse. Just recently, though, a rather charming example has emerged through StreetPass, as the big question was asked from one 3DS owner to another. Shared by Nint

  • Watch The Final Day of the 2016 Pokémon World Championships - Live!

    Champions will be crowned

    After two days of battles, particularly of the Trading Card and video game variety, the best Pokémon players in the world will go head to head for World Championship titles. Now it's serious. There's going to be a full day of live coverage for the Trading Card Game and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. You can catch...

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    Review Zero Time Dilemma

    Closing time

    Imagine you're out jogging, near home, on your usual route. You come to a fork in the path where you always turn right, but just before you do you spot a snail making its way across the sidewalk. You swerve left to avoid it, and head down the left route for the first time. What would you find there? What could happen to you? How could...

  • Watch The Action Heats Up in the 2016 Pokémon World Championships - Live!

    Now it's getting serious

    For competitive Pokémon players this is the weekend that matters the most - the Pokémon World Championships. The 2016 event has had a first day in which competitors have battled to make progress, and now it's ramping up towards Sunday's grand finale. As always there's plenty of live coverage for the Trading Card Game,...

  • News We Almost Got A Pokémon And Fire Emblem Crossover Game

    Pokémon Conquest and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE got made instead

    Pokémon is a real money-maker for all concerned right now, but the franchise has a strong commercial history behind it, and that has led to some interesting spin-off titles - Pokémon Conquest being one notable example. However, had that particular release not happened we could well...

  • News Four New Pokémon Revealed For Pokémon Sun And Moon

    The roster continues to grow

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1hsh267tUM The Pokémon Company has just revealed four brand new Pocket Monsters for Pokémon Sun and Moon, which is due to arrive on the 3DS later this year. The new monsters were shown off at the ongoing 2016 Pokémon World Championships and their names are Crabawler, Sandygast,...

  • Guide Meching Sweet Chaos In Metroid Prime: Federation Force

    The Bermuda System Campaign Field Manual

    Look at you, fresh from boot camp standing tall and proud beside your shiny Project Golem Mech. Don't think this campaign will be a walk in the park; whether you fight alone or in a squad, the Bermuda System will be far from stable until we are done here cleaning up every single speck of Space Pirate scum...

  • Round Up Metroid Prime: Federation Force Predictably Divides Opinion

    A force to be reckoned with?

    Ever since Metroid Prime: Federation Force was first unveiled at E3 2015 it's proved to be somewhat of a controversial entry into the Metroid franchise - even more so than Other M if that were possible. Some bemoaned the lack of Samus, others weren't a fan of the chibi-style characters, yet some were cautiously...

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    Review Metroid Prime: Federation Force

    ​Samus Who?

    For the past three decades Nintendo's Metroid saga has given players the chance to explore a vast science fiction universe filled with lore, wonders and hazards from the perspective of the one and only Samus Aran, the galaxy's greatest bounty hunter. As such, it's easy to forget that all her struggles form but a small part of a huge,...