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News: Sonic Boom is Doing Pretty Well!

Sonic Boom is Doing Pretty Well!

As a cartoon

So it's rather well known by now that Sonic Boom: The Rise of Lyric is largely busted (although we think its 3DS counterpart, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, fares better). Even so, there may still be a silver lining when the word "Boom" is associated with "Sonic": the cartoon series that ties with the games seems to be picking up an...

Review: Mighty Gunvolt (3DS eShop)

Mighty Gunvolt (3DS eShop)

Mighty good mini

First appearing as a free download to those who purchased the exceptional Azure Striker Gunvolt on the 3DS eShop, Mighty Gunvolt is a run-and-gun platformer from the mind of Keiji Inafune and produced by Inti Creates. Aiming for an old-school vibe, it’s no surprise that this new title from one of gaming’s pioneers feels a lot...

News: Curve Studios Announces Titan Attacks for 3DS and Ultratron for Wii U

Curve Studios Announces Titan Attacks for 3DS and Ultratron for Wii U

More "insane announcements" coming in the next few weeks

Curve Studios is already one of the most prolific publishers on the Wii U eShop in the latter half of 2014, but has now announced yet more projects coming to Nintendo hardware; this is hot on the heels of OlliOlli being confirmed for Wii U and 3DS in early 2015. As per that previous...

Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Nintendo 3DS This Holiday Season

Five Reasons To Choose Nintendo 3DS This Holiday Season

Gaming on the go

Not too long ago we published five reasons to choose Wii U this Holiday season, so it now seems only fair to do the same for the 3DS. With so many systems and games competing for our time the little portable has plenty of rivals, but it's also a terrific option in a time of the year typically full of travelling and relaxation away...

News: Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Infographic Shows Off the Size of the Game's Challenges

Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Infographic Shows Off the Size of the Game's Challenges

These are genuine beasts

Earlier this week we shared a Nintendo UK infographic promoting the Wii U, and on the same day Capcom shared a neat effort for 3DS title Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate; we don't know whether game companies have had a secret meeting agreeing to an infographic offensive, but they're pretty enough that we don't care. This Capcom...

News: Lucadian Chronicles is the Latest Free-to-Play Game Coming to Wii U

Lucadian Chronicles is the Latest Free-to-Play Game Coming to Wii U

$7.99 for full game, micro-transactions won't be a factor

While Nintendo still prefers conventional approaches to selling games — you pay a price and receive the full game — it has, in recent times, shown an increasing willingness to explore areas such as DLC. It's also, to a lesser degree, explored and supported free-to-play — Steel Diver:...

News: Club Nintendo Now Offering Festive 8-Bit Mario Wrapping Paper in Europe and Australia

Club Nintendo Now Offering Festive 8-Bit Mario Wrapping Paper in Europe and Australia

Potentially pricier than the gift inside

With the festive holidays upon us it's time to worry about our planning. Have we got all the gifts? Is there enough food? Will those drunk relatives actually avoid arguing this year? Lots to worry about, and when it comes to gifts we have to make sure we've got tags, scissors sellotape and — of course —...

Nintendo Download: 4th December (North America)

4th December (North America)

Fire Emblem, Captain Toad, Running Lodes, discounts and more

Feeling festive? Then get ready for a generous helping of downloadable delights courtesy of Nintendo. Wii U title Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is leading the pack, with retro favourite Fire Emblem also arriving on Wii U. It's a slightly slimmer overall offering, though some discounts may...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Admits That Super Smash Bros. for Wii U May Be His Last in the Series

Masahiro Sakurai Admits That Super Smash Bros. for Wii U May Be His Last in the Series

Expects the franchise to continue

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is one of the biggest releases of the year, while the 3DS version has also proven to be a critical and commercial success following its October release. Masahiro Sakurai, the driving-force of the series that oversees the projects down to the finest details, has often spoken of the great...

Weirdness: Fan-Made Pokémon Virtual Reality Prototype Rears its Head

Fan-Made Pokémon Virtual Reality Prototype Rears its Head

Gotta catch that one!

A fan of the Pokémon franchise has been working hard to create something that many of us dreamed of when we were children; a virtual reality Pokémon game. It's only a prototype thus far, but it give a flavour of what could potentially be, although likely won't be for the foreseeable future. In the video below you can see the...

News: Rune Factory 4 Arrives On The European and Australian 3DS eShop On 11th December

Rune Factory 4 Arrives On The European and Australian 3DS eShop On 11th December

One week to go

Following on from the classification of Rune Factory 4 by the German videogame rating board in October, XSEED Games — in conjunction with Marvelous Europe — has announced the most successful iteration in the series to date will arrive in Europe and Australia exclusively via the 3DS eShop next week, on 11th December. The latest...

News: Actor Is Suing Nintendo After Suffering Heart Problems In A Sweltering Donkey Kong Suit

Actor Is Suing Nintendo After Suffering Heart Problems In A Sweltering Donkey Kong Suit

Legal teams are going bananas

When actor Parker Mills stepped into a Donkey Kong costume to promote the launch of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D at the Los Angeles Zoo last year, he most likely assumed the job would be a piece of cake — after all, what's better than being the mighty Kong for a day, right? However, Mills ended up earning more than...

News: Wii U YouTube Application Receives An Update, But Try Not To Get Too Carried Away

Wii U YouTube Application Receives An Update, But Try Not To Get Too Carried Away

A few minuscule changes

An update for the Wii U’s nifty YouTube application has been issued. While the interface remains the same, a scrolling sound effect has now been added to enhance the browsing experience. The colour of the application's launch icon has also been changed to red. To receive the update, simply open the app from the Wii U HOME...

Video: Nintendo Minute Kicks Off Its Game of the Year Series, and Wants Your Votes

Nintendo Minute Kicks Off Its Game of the Year Series, and Wants Your Votes

The eShop starts us off

It's that time of year again, when we all look back and think about our favourite games of the past 12 months. Official video series Nintendo Minute is naturally joining in, and has kicked off a run of videos that'll work through and award the host's Game of the Year nominees and winners. In this first video series hosts —...

News: Fire Emblem Looks Set to Arrive on the North American Wii U Virtual Console This Week

Fire Emblem Looks Set to Arrive on the North American Wii U Virtual Console This Week

Finally...

When the Game Boy Advance library started to arrive on the Wii U Virtual Console, some franchises and titles will have immediately leapt to the top of quite a few wishlists; with the relatively recent success on 3DS of Fire Emblem: Awakening, we suspect that the first entry from the GBA era — simply titled Fire Emblem — would have...

News: Atlus Confirms Etrian Mystery Dungeon for Spring 2015 Release in North America

Atlus Confirms Etrian Mystery Dungeon for Spring 2015 Release in North America

"There's a metric buttload of exploration"

Just recently Atlus revealed a couple of exciting projects, including an Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon mash-up being developed exclusively for 3DS by its own team and Spike Chunsoft — the Etrian Odyssey series is well known in the West, though Mystery Dungeon has had a patchier record with...