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News: Pit and Pokémon Share Strong March Sales in Japan

Pit and Pokémon Share Strong March Sales in Japan

Not in the top spot though

Pokémon Conquest — aka Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition in Japan — was the best-selling Nintendo title in the Land of the Rising Sun last month. The strategy crossover was released on 17th March, meaning it shifted 242,192 units in two weeks. In third place was Kid Icarus: Uprising, with 144,468 sales in the ten days...

News: Let the Pokémon Conquest Trailers Begin

Let the Pokémon Conquest Trailers Begin

Strategise open

Yesterday's announcement of Pokémon Conquest — that's the English name for Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition — for North America now brings with it a brace of trailers. The first is the opening movie you can expect to watch on your DS come 18th June, while the other is an introduction to the gameplay mash-up of grid-based strategy,...

News: Pokémon Conquest Heading to DS in June

Pokémon Conquest Heading to DS in June

Japanese feudal warlords, anyone?

Nintendo of America has revealed Pokémon Conquest is coming to the continent on 18th June. The translated version of Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition will arrive on Nintendo DS this summer, bringing a different form of strategy to the table. Update: Nintendo of Europe has responded to our email, saying: We have...

News: More Black and White Kyurem Details Revealed

More Black and White Kyurem Details Revealed

Just our type

Pokémon Black & White 2's legendary Black Kyurem and White Kyurem are Dragon/Ice type Pokémon, new cases spotted on Amazon Japan have confirmed. Black Kyurem stands 3.3 metres tall, while White Kyurem is a little taller at 3.6m. Both weigh 325kg — about the same as a robotic lawn mower. We expect to learn more about Pokémon...

News: Adventure Time is Coming to DS

Adventure Time is Coming to DS

Life in the old dog yet

Just as the 3DS seems to be taking over from its predecessor, the DS reminds us all of its existence with an intriguing title on the horizon. Though not quite on the same scale as the announcement of Pokémon Black and White 2, confirmation of a game based on cult-favourite animated series Adventure Time, to be developed by...

News: Transformers Prime Announced For Nintendo Consoles

Transformers Prime Announced For Nintendo Consoles

Time to transform and roll out

Activision has announced Transformers Prime, based on the TV show by Hasbro studios. It's described as an 'action brawler', so we can expect lots of button pressing, but other details outside of a 2012 release are in short supply. This title appears to be exclusive to Nintendo consoles, with versions planned for Wii,...

News: Pokémon Black and White 2 Box Art Revealed

Pokémon Black and White 2 Box Art Revealed

Let battle commence

It's safe to say that the announcement of Pokémon Black and White 2 caused a stir in late February, with many fans of the series having strong opinions on a direct sequel being released on DS. Now that the dust has settled and the reality of these new titles has sunk in, it's time to take a look at the recently released Japanese...

News: This is Meloetta, Pokémon Number 648

This is Meloetta, Pokémon Number 648

Nice to meet you

Say hello to Pokémon #648: Meloetta. The new 'mon was leaked recently on a movie poster but here's your first good look at official artwork of the musical-themed character. Meloetta has two Formes: Aria is a Normal/Psychic type, while Pirouette Forme is Normal/Fighting, which should result in some interesting strategies...

News: Get Your Pokémon Sequels Teaser Trailer Here

Get Your Pokémon Sequels Teaser Trailer Here

Roll up, roll up

Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 are due out later this year — June in Japan, autumn/fall in the West — and while we still don't know much of anything about them here's a teaser trailer to watch anyway. The video doesn't show much we didn't already know — new Formes for Kyurem, autumnal release — but...

News: North America Gets Pokémon Black and White 2 this Fall

North America Gets Pokémon Black and White 2 this Fall

Everybody's happy

Nintendo of America has confirmed that Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 will both come to North America this fall. No more details were given but Nintendo promises "plenty of new surprises" from the DS sequels. Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Announced Two New Highly Anticipated...

News: Pokémon Black and White 2 Europe-Bound this Autumn

Pokémon Black and White 2 Europe-Bound this Autumn

On the way

Pokémon Black & White 2's June release in Japan will come just before a European release this autumn, Nintendo has announced. The DS sequel to Pokémon Black & White will reach Europe later this year, Nintendo UK tweeted earlier. We'll keep you posted on updates when we get them. POKÉMON BLACK VERSION 2 & POKÉMON WHITE...

News: Pokémon Black & White Version 2 Announced

Pokémon Black & White Version 2 Announced

Not quite as expected

Pokémon series director Junichi Masuda appeared on Japanese television show Pokémon Smash! this morning to finally make his highly anticipated announcement. Two new games, Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version 2 were revealed, although next to no information was given. The extent of what Masuda revealed were the...

News: Europe Scores Inazuma Eleven 2 on 16th March

Europe Scores Inazuma Eleven 2 on 16th March

Goooooaalll

Inazuma Eleven 2 Blizzard and accompaniment Inazuma Eleven 2 Firestorm are taking potshots at European DS consoles from 16th March 2012. The team-up is easily the highlight of a pretty thin DS release schedule for the upcoming months, though it's worth pointing out that Cave Story is down for release next month. No, we don't quite...

News: Young Justice to Clean Up Wii and DS

Young Justice to Clean Up Wii and DS

Holy licensing, Batman

For those of you in North America that enjoy some cartoons on a Saturday morning, you may be looking forward to the upcoming second series of the Young Justice series, which follows teenage superheroes and sidekicks from the DC Universe as they fight crime. A series like this is also ripe for a video game, and it seems that...

News: Catch a Shiny Pokémon at the National Championships

Catch a Shiny Pokémon at the National Championships

Everyone's a winner

For some of you, the tease from Pokémon director Junichi Masuda will be enough to get your juices flowing. In the world of Pokémon, however, there is very often even more to get you excited. The Pokémon Company International has today released a press statement offering the opportunity for competitors at the 2012 Pokémon...

News: McDonalds to Offer Exclusive 3DS DLC in Japan

McDonalds to Offer Exclusive 3DS DLC in Japan

Would you like fries with that?

In recent weeks and months Nintendo has been doing its best to encourage gamers to keep their 3DS on the move, with Wi-Fi hotspots and Nintendo Zone making appearances worldwide. It's in Nintendo's homeland, however, that 3DS connectivity appears to be taking a major step up. It's been reported by Famitsu, and...

News: Atlus Reprints Radiant Historia, Due Next Month

Atlus Reprints Radiant Historia, Due Next Month

Historic

Like most Atlus games, critically acclaimed DS RPG Radiant Historia only had a limited print run upon its release last year, leaving many interested customers unable to find the game at retail. Now, nearly a year after its first release, Atlus is readying another production run. The next round of games will drop in late March, with Atlus...

News: 3DS Software Struggles in UK Charts

3DS Software Struggles in UK Charts

Hot in Japan, winter chills in old blighty

While we've been happy to report the continuing resurgence of 3DS sales in Japan, it looks like success in the UK is proving to be more difficult to achieve. In the latest software charts published by UKIE only one 3DS exclusive, Mario Kart 7, has managed to steer its way into the top 20, sneaking in at...

News: Gogo's Crazy Bones Coming to DS

Gogo's Crazy Bones Coming to DS

The box cover stole our tagline

After the popularity of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure on Wii and 3DS, it seems that turning toy figurine franchises into video games could become a bit of a trend. Just announced is Gogo's Crazy Bones for DS, due to arrive in North America in March. This title doesn't appear to feature 'portal' functionality that allows figurines to interact with the game, but that..

News: DS Speech Recognition Could Help Disabled Children

DS Speech Recognition Could Help Disabled Children

Trials underway in Japan

The DS, in its various forms, has not only been the biggest selling handheld console of all time, but has also played a role beyond that of a simple gaming machine. As we reported last year, Art Academy has helped students with their creative skills, while there are plenty of educational software options available. Reports in Japan are now suggesting that the role of the DS..

News: Mewtwo to Psyche Out Pokémon Black and White

Mewtwo to Psyche Out Pokémon Black and White

Put the spoons away

Legendary psychic Pokémon Mewtwo is joining the ranks of Pokémon Black & White from next month. Starting 12th February, DS owners can download Mewtwo via a wireless broadband connection, adding its fearsome psychic powers to their line-up. Full details are below. POWERFUL MEWTWO MAKES TRIUMPHANT RETURN FOR A SPECIAL...