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Talking Point: Horror and Metroid Could be a Perfect Fit

Horror and Metroid Could be a Perfect Fit

Samus scares

"Nintendo plays things too safe" is a common criticism we hear from people across the vast swamp of cynicism that is the internet. It is a criticism that has always struck us as a little odd, because it's common knowledge that Nintendo often performs risky Frankenstein-like experiments with its wealth of existing franchises. Just look...

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...

News: Turtle Tale Slowly Moves Closer to the eShop on 3DS and Wii U

Turtle Tale Slowly Moves Closer to the eShop on 3DS and Wii U

Turtle power

There's some 2D platforming action getting closer to both the 3DS and Wii U eShop; those that want to be a heroic water gun-wielding turtle will soon be able to fulfil that fantasy in Turtle Tale. Announced last year and taking its cue from action platformers of the NES and SNES era, it's the work of Saturnine Games — the studio is...

News: Game & Watch Gallery 3 Rated for 3DS Virtual Console Release

Game & Watch Gallery 3 Rated for 3DS Virtual Console Release

More Game Boy Color goodness for the 3DS Virtual Console

The 3DS Virtual Console has, in recent times, been somewhat dominated by NES games, rather than the Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles that typified its early months. While Capcom is preparing a Mega May which will bring us retro portable Mega Man games, it looks like Nintendo's also looking...

News: NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U Struggles

NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U Struggles

Fingers crossed for May and June

The latest NPD results covering U.S. physical retail sales are now out in the wild, and they bring mixed news. Hardware sales are up, being driven by PS4 and Xbox One, software is down but, overall, total sales of $1.03 billion represent a 3% increase over the equivalent month last year. Nintendo hasn't issued an...

News: Cave Story is Finally Coming to the 3DS eShop in Europe and Australia

Cave Story is Finally Coming to the 3DS eShop in Europe and Australia

It's time

Some regional release sagas roll on and on, with publishers on tight budgets or with limited resources sometimes deciding not to jump through the hoops for ratings and approval in Europe and Australia, particularly. One example has been running for so long that those asking for it gradually forgot to complain any more — Cave Story on the...

Rumour: Ubisoft Working On 2D Prince Of Persia Reboot With The UbiArt Engine

Ubisoft Working On 2D Prince Of Persia Reboot With The UbiArt Engine

Same graphics tech which powered Rayman Legends

The million-selling Prince of Persia series has been uncharacteristically quiet of late, leading many to speculate that Ubisoft has mothballed the famous franchise. However, if rumours are to be believed, the Prince will be making his return sooner than you might expect. According to French website Le...

News: Pokémon Moviegoers in Japan Can Receive Diancie and Darkrai

Pokémon Moviegoers in Japan Can Receive Diancie and Darkrai

No word on when the West's moment will shine

The dazzling Rock/Fairy Pokémon Diancie has been known to us for some time now in the West, and while we patiently wait for an opportunity to acquire such a gem for our own copies of Pokémon X & Y, fans in Japan will have an opportunity to receive one while seeing the next Pokémon movie on 19th...

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...

News: Nintendo of Europe Launches Voice to Victory Wii Karaoke U Contest

Nintendo of Europe Launches Voice to Victory Wii Karaoke U Contest

Sing like you're winning

Just recently we pointed you to a tease from Nintendo of Europe about an upcoming Wii Karaoke U contest, and details have now been revealed. It's the real deal, in the sense that eShop cash prizes are up for grabs. Called Voice to Victory, it now has a special Miiverse community, and tasks you with singing your heart out...

News: Ubisoft Expects Watch_Dogs To Be One Of The Biggest Selling Titles Of 2014

Ubisoft Expects Watch_Dogs To Be One Of The Biggest Selling Titles Of 2014

Watch out Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed

Watch_Dogs may have taken its sweet time getting to market but publisher Ubisoft is confident that the game will be a resounding commercial success — and that it will challenge the traditional big-sellers this year. Speaking to MCV, Ubisoft's Wayne Greenwell said: Excitement for the product remains...

Nintendo Download: 17th April (North America)

17th April (North America)

Classic Mario, GBA treats, HD Flowerworks, smashing cats and much more

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week brings some rather tempting offerings to both the Wii U and 3DS. There are retro classics on both Virtual Consoles along with brand new software, while some discounts and a major retail title also make an appearance. Let's...

News: DuckTales: Remastered Digital Soundtrack Coming to Amazon

DuckTales: Remastered Digital Soundtrack Coming to Amazon

47-track album to go on sale later this month

Capcom has announced that the official game soundtrack for DuckTales: Remastered will be available to download from Amazon's MP3 store from 29 April. With 47 tracks and clocking in at around the 90-minute mark, the album will include both Jake Kaufman's remixes for the recent re-release, as well as...

News: Score One Of These Limited Edition Pokémon-Themed 3DS XL By Attending A Japanese Football Match

Score One Of These Limited Edition Pokémon-Themed 3DS XL By Attending A Japanese Football Match

Club name is featured on the base of each system

Supporters of Japanese football who also happen to be obsessed with Pokémon are in for a special treat with a very exclusive giveaway. Nintendo are giving fans the chance to score one of three limited edition Pokémon-themed 3DS XL systems at Yokohama F. Marinos, Urawa Red Diamonds, and FC Tokyo...

Forgotten Classics: Resident Evil Code: Veronica

Resident Evil Code: Veronica

Itchy. Tasty.

Resident Evil, Capcom’s iconic and much lauded multi-million unit selling series needed to change. By 1999 the PlayStation was beginning to feel a little long in the tooth and just about every developer around had had a go at creating their own form of adventure-ish horror game, with Konami arguably putting up the best opposition...