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Interview: MixedBag on Bringing forma.8's Mysterious Adventure to the Wii U eShop

MixedBag on Bringing forma.8's Mysterious Adventure to the Wii U eShop

"I think there's a lot of untapped potential in the GamePad"

Earlier this year Italian developer MixedBag caught the attention of Wii U gamers by teasing an announcement for the system; this turned out to be forma.8, an exploration game with a stylish visual approach. The studio's announcement reserved particular praise for Unity, Nintendo and...

Guide: Building the Perfect Team in Pokémon X & Y

Building the Perfect Team in Pokémon X & Y

Serebii's Joe Merrick helps you get prepared for tournaments

"Strong Pokémon. Weak Pokémon. That is only the selfish perception of people. Truly skilled trainers should try to win with their favourites." In the past few months, we have dealt with the core mechanics of Pokémon, from EV training to IV breeding, and now comes the most unique part...

Talking Point: The Game Boy is 25 Years Old, and Deserves Its Place in Gaming History

The Game Boy is 25 Years Old, and Deserves Its Place in Gaming History

Nintendo's most vital triumph

Today's an important day, and we imagine a large celebration cake has been purchased for Nintendo HQ in Kyoto. The Game Boy was released 25 years ago today in Japan, and it was a system that — perhaps unlike any other — defined and set Nintendo on its path to being a successful multi-billion dollar corporation...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirty Four

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirty Four

Greninja! Gerudo Valley! Smash Run! More!

It's a Holiday Monday, but Super Smash Bros. development never rests (we assume). We're also not going to let anything like a pesky holiday get in the way of our regular Miiverse summary, either. Last week wasn't quite as amazing as the week before for one simple reason — it didn't have a new Nintendo...

Feature: The Nintendo Easter Egg Hunt - 2014

The Nintendo Easter Egg Hunt - 2014

Not literally, please understand...

Last year we celebrated Easter Sunday with The Nintendo Easter Egg Hunt, so it's only polite that we do so once again. While getting from start to finish is part of the challenge in any game, finding its quirky secrets is a whole other aspect worth exploring. Last year we gave you six 'Easter Eggs' to consider...

Month Of Kirby: Minigame Mania

Minigame Mania

Look cute, lose friends

Kirby’s now comfortably over twenty years old at this point; HAL’s pink puffball is firmly entrenched in gamer’s minds as a Nintendo icon and the star of many, many games. When he’s not off saving Dreamland from the gluttonous King DeDeDe or going toe-to-toe with Mario in the latest Super Smash Bros., however, Kirby...

Poll: Have Your Say on Nintendo Direct Bonanzas and Single Game Demonstrations

Have Your Say on Nintendo Direct Bonanzas and Single Game Demonstrations

Tomodachi Life and Super Smash Bros. delivered buzz

Nintendo sure knows how to play with our expectations. After a month had passed from its February Direct broadcast we were left guessing on when the next would come along, and logical predictions passed without any results. We waited and wondered what was happening while Nintendo maintained its...

Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Twenty Three

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Twenty Three

Hooray for holiday weekends

It's a holiday weekend in various parts of the world; whether you're observing Easter or just enjoying some time off work / school / other stuff, it's a chance to chill out and play some video games. Or go outside. Or, in a perfect world, both. It's also time for another edition of WGAYPTW, an acronym that'll one day be...

Month Of Kirby: Kirby's Lost Levels

Kirby's Lost Levels

Kirby's Cancelled Curse?

In the first of a series of features that'll form a mini Month of Kirby — ahead of the release of Kirby: Triple Deluxe in May — we look at a few games starring the pink mascot that never saw the light of day. Kirby has had a storied run as one of Nintendo’s most recognizable characters, having appeared in traditional...

Talking Point: Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warning for Console Heavyweights

Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warning for Console Heavyweights

Unlikely to kill consoles, but its successors may try

When the Ouya was successfully crowdfunded, its executives talked it up as a revolution in living room gaming, promising a wonderland of fun experiences available for free or costing less than a cup of coffee; the world would move on from pricier game consoles flogging retail priced games. Like...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirty Three

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirty Three

Metroid! Samus! Smash Run! Direct!

It's Mond... TUESDAY, which means its time to look at what happened in the world of Super Smash Bros. on Miiverse last week. We're a day late due to some different scheduling this week but we hadn't forgotten — we never forget this feature. Last week was a big one for these two games, with an almighty Super...

First Impressions: Tomodachi Life

Tomodachi Life

Life is what you make it

Since the surprise announcement that Tomodachi Life is coming to the West on 6th June, gamers have been trying to figure out exactly the game is all about. Given that it's a Nintendo project, comparisons to Animal Crossing have been bandied about, while others have confidently placed the game in the same basket as EA's...

Interview: Tom Create on Past Projects, Smash Cat Heroes and the Download Transition

Tom Create on Past Projects, Smash Cat Heroes and the Download Transition

"The eShop is somewhere where we definitely want to be involved"

The increasing importance and role of the download game market is often attributed to development studios based outside of Japan, with a perception that the home of Nintendo and many other prominent industry names is playing catch-up in embracing that segment of the market. There is...

Feature: Time For a Super Smash Bros. New Challenger Screenshot Blowout

Time For a Super Smash Bros. New Challenger Screenshot Blowout

Pick a favourite between Zero Suit Samus, Sheik, Yoshi, Charizard, Greninja

It's been a crazy week for Nintendo fans, with an impressive Super Smash Bros. Direct revealing plenty of details on the upcoming 3DS and Wii U releases being followed by an unexpected and utterly bonkers Tomodachi Life Nintendo Direct. They were particularly exciting...

Interview: 4 Corner Games Tells Us Why It's Got to Run to the Wii U eShop

4 Corner Games Tells Us Why It's Got to Run to the Wii U eShop

"I applied to Nintendo because I love playing games on Nintendo platforms"

Not too long ago 4 Corner Games announced that it'd be making its début with the Wii U-exclusive I've Got to Run, a runner title that'll include multiple modes and will run at a silky smooth 60 frames per second. In a wave of multi-platform download-only releases, this joins...

Ninterview: Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman on Mastering Super Smash Bros.

Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman on Mastering Super Smash Bros.

The King of Smash

Not long ago we conducted a Ninterview with TriForce Johnson, who told us about his journey from being a passionate gamer in the Bronx, New York, to a gaming celebrity famous for being first-in-line for a record number of Nintendo launches. He's far more than a keen video game shopper, however, with multiple world record scores...

Feature: How A Team Of Dedicated Fans Is Fixing Super Smash Bros. Brawl

How A Team Of Dedicated Fans Is Fixing Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The inside story on Project M

Super Smash Bros. Melee was a love letter from Nintendo to the company’s legion of fans — a fighting game packed to the brim with songs, stages, characters and art from the storied history of the Japanese game company. It’s an accomplishment quite unlike and unmatched by any other. Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the...

Feature: What We Want to See in Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Direct

What We Want to See in Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Direct

Time to break out the big reveals

After a wait of nearly two months since the previous Nintendo Direct, the big N caught us off guard with its announcement of the next broadcast — for one it gave a lead-in time of four days, well beyond the standard 24 hour notice. Not only that, but after the wait for the follow-up to the presentation on 13th...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirty Two

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirty Two

Luigi! Gust Bellows! Pikachu's Thunder! More!

It's time once again for our Super Smash Bros. summary from last week, though this week perhaps feels a little different — we have a Super Smash Bros. Direct to look forward to, after all. Masahiro Sakurai has been playing it cool, however, with the Super Smash Bros. Director's Room not referencing...