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News: Mario Party: Island Tour Stays on Top in Japan as Hardware Sales Plummet

Mario Party: Island Tour Stays on Top in Japan as Hardware Sales Plummet

Tax increase and quiet week of releases take their toll

It's time for the Media Create Japanese chart results once again, as we see how the retail sector has held up following a 3% increase in sales tax in the country, from 5% to 8%. That may sound trivial, but as has been proven in multiple marketplaces a small percentage change in sales tax can...

News: Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, But Can't Reveal If It's Coming To 3DS Or Wii U

Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, But Can't Reveal If It's Coming To 3DS Or Wii U

"There’s still a lot more room for discovery and invention"

Nintendo producer Yoshiaki Koizumi has revealed that work has already begun on the next Super Mario game, but he is unable to give any information about which console it is coming to. Speaking to EDGE in a feature about the making of Super Mario 3D World, Koizumi refused to be drawn on...

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...

News: Shaq Fu Reboot Developers Considering Console Support Without Stretch Goals

Shaq Fu Reboot Developers Considering Console Support Without Stretch Goals

Wii U and 3DS could be included

You may remember earlier this year when we directed your attention to the Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn crowdfunding campaign, which had hugely ambitious 3DS and Wii U stretch goals of around a million dollars. The wonderfully named New Jersey-based developer Big Deez Productions has now posted on the Facebook page of the...

News: Subtle Character Design Changes Spotted for North American Version of Azure Striker Gunvolt

Subtle Character Design Changes Spotted for North American Version of Azure Striker Gunvolt

Ponytail and midriff mysteriously removed

Keiji Inafune and Inti Creates must think North Americans don't appreciate masculine heroes with luscious locks and bellies showing. NeoGAF user Rockman ZX noticed a subtle difference between the Japanese and North American artwork for Inafune-san's upcoming Mega Man X-style action platformer Azure Striker...

News: Wii Classic Controllers No Longer Being Manufactured By Nintendo

Wii Classic Controllers No Longer Being Manufactured By Nintendo

Both Pro & original models have stopped production

Eagle-eyed Twitter user @kitroplious has spotted an interesting tidbit about Nintendo's Wii Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro. The following message was discovered on Club Nintendo while the user attempted to order a Wii game using his reward credit: Perhaps this is an indication...

Video: Marvel Characters Making Their Way to Disney Infinity

Marvel Characters Making Their Way to Disney Infinity

Interestingly referred to as "version 2.0"

After Disney's acquisition of Marvel in 2009, it seemed fitting that speculation would crop up regarding the usage of the comic book giant's characters in the NFC-driven Disney Infinity. After all, that game's universe-merging crossover potential would only be better served by the appearances of...

News: Dracula Is Cursing The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week In Castlevania III

Dracula Is Cursing The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week In Castlevania III

Mystic Quest, Gradius and Neutopia also coming along for the ride

Castlevania fans will be pleased to know that NES classic Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse — one of the best entries in the entire lineage — is hitting the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console next week, which means a western release shouldn't be far behind. Originally released in...

News: Super Smash Bros. Online Code of Conduct to Lay Down Law While Global Smash Power Provides Ratings

Super Smash Bros. Online Code of Conduct to Lay Down Law While Global Smash Power Provides Ratings

Enjoyable online multiplayer for everyone

News out of today’s Super Smash Bros. Direct has revealed Nintendo will be implementing a strict code of conduct into the online portion of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS, "just like in Miiverse, to keep things pleasant,” according to series director Masahiro Sakurai. Anonymous matches...

News: New Online Multiplayer Modes Revealed for Super Smash Bros. on 3DS and Wii U

New Online Multiplayer Modes Revealed for Super Smash Bros. on 3DS and Wii U

Prepare yourself for a smashing time over the net

The online modes for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U were finally revealed to the world in Nintendo's recent Super Smash Bros. Direct presentation, and it seems that both inexperienced and competitive players have something to be happy about. The online portion of the game, which has been...

News: 'Smash Run' Mode Introduced as Exclusive for Super Smash Bros. 3DS

'Smash Run' Mode Introduced as Exclusive for Super Smash Bros. 3DS

Picking up a few things before the fight

A rush for customization items and power-ups will be the highlight of a new multiplayer mode exclusive to Super Smash Bros. 3DS, series creator Masahiro Sakurai revealed in the Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct. "Smash Run" will give up to four players 5 minutes to simultaneously scramble through a mish-mash...

News: Massive Pokémon Reveals Occur During Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct

Massive Pokémon Reveals Occur During Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct

Greninja and Charizard Join the Expanding Roster

Today's Nintendo Direct devoted exclusively to the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS revealed a ton of information relating to game modes, online play, and characters. One of the most exciting new additions, for me at least, was the tremendous amount of Pokémon-related content confirmed to...

News: Super Smash Bros. Will Run At A Silky-Smooth 60 Frames Per Second On 3DS, Even In 3D

Super Smash Bros. Will Run At A Silky-Smooth 60 Frames Per Second On 3DS, Even In 3D

Smooth like buttah

During today's illuminating Nintendo Direct, Masahiro Sakurai revealed that Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will run at a super-smooth 60 frames per second. Amazingly, this technical feat will be possible even if users are playing in 3D mode — a problem in other games, perhaps most notably the battle sections of Pokémon X and Y,...

News: Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii U Launch To Take Place In The Winter

Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii U Launch To Take Place In The Winter

Portable version hits retail first

It has been confirmed during today's Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct that the two versions of the game will be released at different times during this year. The 3DS instalment is coming this Summer, while the Wii U edition will be hitting retail in the Winter. It was also confirmed that both versions will...