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Feature: Key Nindie Developers and Publishers Discuss Unity for the New Nintendo 3DS

Key Nindie Developers and Publishers Discuss Unity for the New Nintendo 3DS

"We have at least 5 games I would immediately want to start working on"

For those that follow the 3DS download scene closely, the recent announcement of upcoming Unity support for the New Nintendo 3DS was certainly welcome news. In the right hands the Unity engine can produce excellent, good-looking games, and is invaluable to small studios with...

Interview: Choice Provisions on the Nindie Scene, Future Plans and Why CommanderVideo Should Be in Smash Bros. 

Choice Provisions on the Nindie Scene, Future Plans and Why CommanderVideo Should Be in Smash Bros. 

"Shovel Knight, Meat Boy, and CommanderVideo would hold their own"

Choice Provisions remains one of the most admirably eclectic yet successful developers currently plying their trade in the download scene. After coming to prominence with the BIT.TRIP series on WiiWare and other platforms, the studio changed its name from Gaijin Games and has begun...

Reaction: Confirmation of Unity on the New Nintendo 3DS is Welcome, and Gives More Evidence of a Unified Future

Confirmation of Unity on the New Nintendo 3DS is Welcome, and Gives More Evidence of a Unified Future

Points to a reasonable lifecycle for the New portable, too

For a decent amount of time Nintendo's been fielding questions about Unity support for the 3DS, and the answer's often been the same - it's being considered and it's a desired inclusion on the portable. The problem is the reality that the 3DS is derived of technology that was ageing even...

Talking Point: Splatoon Is a Typically Colourful Nintendo Dabble in the Mainstream Market

Splatoon Is a Typically Colourful Nintendo Dabble in the Mainstream Market

It can't be gory with all that ink

When Splatoon was revealed at E3 2014, this writer was rather unimpressed, which in the clear perspective of hindsight was a very narrow-minded reaction. Eager to see more 'hits', the oddball, super colourful third-person competitive shooter seemed like a peculiar announcement - both fundamentally Nintendo-esque...

Feature: The Final Xenoblade Chronicles X Presentation - Dolls and Online Features

The Final Xenoblade Chronicles X Presentation - Dolls and Online Features

Info on how mech suits will work in the game, along with online mechanics

Well, there you have it. With this latest Japanese Xenoblade Chronicles X presentation, Nintendo and developer Monolith Soft have spilled all the beans they're willing to spill before the game releases in Japan on 29th April. In the past we've seen the planet of Mira detailed,...

Reaction: LEGO Dimensions Could be a Sales Phenomenon, and Nintendo Must Push It For Wii U

LEGO Dimensions Could be a Sales Phenomenon, and Nintendo Must Push It For Wii U

Can Nintendo seize LEGO dominance to replicate the Wii era of Just Dance?

Long rumoured, today finally brought official news on LEGO Dimensions, the toys-to-life project - the good news for Nintendo fans is that the late September release is confirmed for the Wii U. Admittedly LEGO games always do come to the Wii U, but in these tricky times it's...

Community Interview: Affordable Space Adventures - The Developers Answer Your Questions

Affordable Space Adventures - The Developers Answer Your Questions

"All types of game making are risky"

Affordable Space Adventures arrives in the eShop today in both North America and Europe, a Wii U exclusive that makes impressive use of the GamePad and suits either solo play or co-op for three players. It's a unique arrival in various ways, and we were full of praise for it in our Affordable Space Adventures...

Feature: A Day in The Future Life of a Nintendo Gamer

A Day in The Future Life of a Nintendo Gamer

When smartphones and new systems take over our days

Imagine this. When you check your phone in the morning, the Nintendo app is marked with a red dot. After you check your text messages and Facebook notifications, you click the big red "N" and get to work. Inside the app, your notifications let you know you have some extra lives for the Animal...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Microtransactions Point to Changed Priorities

Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Microtransactions Point to Changed Priorities

Previous ethics and standards are being stretched

We're in the midst of changing times for Nintendo, perhaps of a turbulent nature, and the sands are shifting in multiple ways. In the past couple of months we've seen Nintendo partner up with DeNA to move towards bringing its core IPs to smart devices, bringing a resultant boom in share prices,...

Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot?

Which Characters Do You Want to Win the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot?

Realistic and, erm, not so realistic choices

Since it launched the official Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot page last week, Nintendo will have undoubtedly been bombarded with thousands of votes. When it comes to Super Smash Bros. there are always fighters left off the roster that many want to see, so the voting is sure to be diverse. With votes not...

Retrospective: Sega's Streets of Rage Series

Sega's Streets of Rage Series

In pursuit of pugilistic perfection

Nostalgia sells and publishers know it. You just have to look at all the reboots, Definitive and Remastered Editions out there for proof. But there are, however, some titles that cannot be modernised no matter how much companies try. Sega beat-em-up Streets of Rage is perhaps one of the best examples of such...

Feature: Gawk at Fancy Super Smash Bros. Mewtwo Screens and Full Costume DLC Details

Gawk at Fancy Super Smash Bros. Mewtwo Screens and Full Costume DLC Details

What's the deal with the DLC?

As sanity returns to the world of Nintendo, with many taking some time off for the Easter weekend, we thought we'd take advantage of the fact that the official Smash Bros. website is no longer creaking under excess traffic and grab some details and pretty images. This article's in two parts - there's a gallery of the...

Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC and amiibo to Keep Fans Hooked

Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC and amiibo to Keep Fans Hooked

Stalling tactics, but delightful nevertheless

Nintendo's most recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts were an oddity of contradictions - a lot was revealed, but it can easily be argued that there wasn't a great deal of new content. We were excited and delighted by some of the reveals, but conversely shook our heads and felt concern with every release...

Talking Point: What We Expect from Nintendo Direct - 1st April

What We Expect from Nintendo Direct - 1st April

Release dates, teases, DLC and eShop goodies

It's that time again, and before we start referring to this as the April Fools' Day Direct, let's remember that it's airing on 2nd April in regions and countries like Japan, Australia and CET parts of Europe. Nintendo will most assuredly be announcing plenty of real details, which is certainly worth...

News: Nintendo Reveals the Final Club Nintendo Elite Rewards

Nintendo Reveals the Final Club Nintendo Elite Rewards

Lots of games on offer, retail and download-only

The time has come for Club Nintendo members in North America - the last set of Elite Status rewards. It's the end of an era, and a final hurrah for everyone with a Gold or Platinum status that can be redeemed for an extra treat. As per last year the selection consists entirely of downloads. There...

Parent Trap: What My Kids Want From Lego's Toys To Life Concept, Lego Dimensions

What My Kids Want From Lego's Toys To Life Concept, Lego Dimensions

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson on the future of Lego video games

Recent rumours of a new Toys to Life product from Lego has the internet buzzing and has made my kids put on their inventor hats. If you missed it, this is the news that Warner will team up with Lego for a new title called Lego Dimensions to compete with Skylanders, Disney Infinity and...

Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the Wii U Over The Legend of Zelda's Delay

It's Too Early to Write Off the Wii U Over The Legend of Zelda's Delay

The upcoming Nintendo Direct may show why

The delay of The Legend of Zelda on Wii U was undoubtedly disappointing for fans excited about its original 2015 release, but many reacted with a degree of acceptance - better to wait longer for a classic than have an underwhelming end result was a common refrain. We suggested the delay was perhaps good...

Feature: The Best Pro Wrestling Games That the N64 Has to Offer

The Best Pro Wrestling Games That the N64 Has to Offer

We're tapping in, not out.

The thought of a modern pro wrestling game these days is often coupled with an eye-roller. They've become as iterative as most sports games released on an annual basis - such as FIFA and Madden - but certainly have far less to offer than the examples just mentioned. What we're left with is a game that's ever-so-slightly...

Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U May Benefit From a Delay, But It Leaves a Blockbuster-Sized Gap

The Legend of Zelda on Wii U May Benefit From a Delay, But It Leaves a Blockbuster-Sized Gap

Nintendo needs a plan B

There'll be a number of Nintendo fans that, if they feel so inclined, can now say "I told you so". After insisting in December 2014 that The Legend of Zelda for Wii U was on track for a 2015 release, despite bold promises of a sizeable integrated game world and innovative ideas, Eiji Aonuma released a video update stating...

Feature: Ten Must-Play Games for the Nintendo 3DS

Ten Must-Play Games for the Nintendo 3DS

As voted for by you to celebrate four years of the portable

With the 3DS now four years old, and now that the New Nintendo 3DS has brought us another iteration with a whole load of features, we decided it was a good time to take stock of ten definitive experiences on the system. To that end we listed 50 retail games - the eShop will have its own...

News: ​Japan Weekly: Bravely Second Jobs Revealed and Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Reviewed

​Japan Weekly: Bravely Second Jobs Revealed and Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Reviewed

Along with a handful of other 3DS and Wii U reviews straight from Japan

Finally — this week's Famitsu has made up for the last couple of disappointing releases when it comes to juicy Nintendo news. While we still haven't heard when Bravely Second: End Layer will make it outside of Japan, that hasn't stopped Famitsu from feeding Japanese gamers...