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News: Nintendo Further Explains Fire Emblem Fates Localisation, With Same-Sex Marriages In Each Version

Nintendo Further Explains Fire Emblem Fates Localisation, With Same-Sex Marriages In Each Version

"Making changes is not unusual when we localize games"

This week some debate arose around the localisation of Fire Emblem Fates, when it emerged that a 'drugging' scene, in which a character sees men as women and women as men, had been removed from the game in its Western versions. Nintendo stated, rather simply, that in the localised version "there...

News: Yo-kai Watch Anime Series Coming to the UK This Spring

Yo-kai Watch Anime Series Coming to the UK This Spring

One of more than 100 countries

It's official, Yo-kai Watch is set for world domination much like Pokémon before it. In our Yo-kai Watch review we liked developer Level 5's take on doing a Pokémon style game and felt that, in some ways, it eclipses the effort GameFreak has put into Pokémon over the years, both in production and creativity. Of...

News: Mario Kart 64 on Wii U VC Doesn't Have Support for Ghost Data

Mario Kart 64 on Wii U VC Doesn't Have Support for Ghost Data

Controller Pak emulation seems to be the issue

Some of you from around the earlier days of the Nintendo 64 may remember the Controller Pak. This add-on slotted into the back of the controller and acted as a means of saving or transferring data between consoles. While it wasn't absolutely necessary in every N64 game, many used it to include features...

News: FreezeME Has Been Approved for a Wii U Release by Nintendo of America

FreezeME Has Been Approved for a Wii U Release by Nintendo of America

Bringing back the N64 platformer

On the Nintendo 64, games such as Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Donkey Kong 64 redefined what could be done with the platforming genre with another dimension tossed in. But now, it seems like the good old days of the adventure-style 3D platformers have all but gone away, with very few notable releases in recent...

Review: My Pets (3DS eShop)

My Pets (3DS eShop)

Your pets are better than mine

If you've ever considered owning a pet, the 3DS game My Pets is a great way to dissuade you. It's not due to the fact that spending time taking care of virtual animals can never truly replicate the warm, fuzzy feelings of a pet's unconditional love. It's that this game highlights a lot of the seedier, dirtier sides of...

Site News: Retiring Our Super Mario Maker Course Sharer

Retiring Our Super Mario Maker Course Sharer

Super Mario Maker Bookmark takes over...

We were super excited when Super Mario Maker was finally released for Wii U last September. Whilst we were impressed enough with the final product to give it an 'Outstanding' 10/10 in our review, we felt there was one particular thing lacking - a place to share courses with friends online. In the spirit of...

News: SEGA 3D Classics Collection is Heading to Retail in the Americas on 26th April

SEGA 3D Classics Collection is Heading to Retail in the Americas on 26th April

The eShop too, but it's 'exclusive' to the Americas for now

SEGA enthusiasts with a Japanese 3DS likely own the retail release of the initial 3D Classics range, while in the West we've had a number of titles - though not quite all - as download-only eShop titles. SEGA has now confirmed SEGA 3D Classics Collection for a 26th April arrival at both...

Review: Slice It! (3DS eShop)

Slice It! (3DS eShop)

Clean cut

Do you consider yourself a samurai among slicers? Do you leave no pizza asymmetrically divided in your wake? Then Slice It! might have a challenge made for you. The goal of Slice It! is straightforward. Each puzzle provides a shape or design that the player must cut into a certain number of separate pieces using full cuts from one side to...

News: North American Roy amiibo Pre-Order Time Confirmed, Exclusive to GameStop

North American Roy amiibo Pre-Order Time Confirmed, Exclusive to GameStop

It's very soon, so get ready

The act of pre-ordering an amiibo can be tricky, especially in North America where stock and demand aren't always comfortable companions. For those keen to grab a Roy figure on 18th March, it's time to get online. GameStop has confirmed that the Roy amiibo - which it has exclusivity for in North America - will go up for...

News: Another 17 Games Get North American eShop Discounts in the Winter Warm-Up Sale

Another 17 Games Get North American eShop Discounts in the Winter Warm-Up Sale

Super Mario 3D World! Freedom Planet! Runner 2! More!

This week's Nintendo Download Update for North America includes some high profile releases, but the good news is that the second week of 'Winter Warm-Up' sales brings some more enticing discounts. This is the middle week of the three week promotion across the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores, with...

Review: The Legend of Dark Witch - Episode 2: The Price of Desire (3DS eShop)

The Legend of Dark Witch - Episode 2: The Price of Desire (3DS eShop)

Unbewitching sequel

Episodic gaming isn't a new or very interesting concept anymore. The idea of partitioning a game's release into episodes for the sake of providing better content at the sacrifice of instant gratification is good in theory, but that's just a theory. In practice, this only works when a developer stays true to its promise of...

Nintendo Download: 21st January (North America)

21st January (North America)

Minecraft: Story Mode! Mario & Luigi! Zack & Wiki! Classic Mario! More!

It's that time once again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update details. This week brings a high-profile retail release on 3DS, an episodic Minecraft experience, some tempting Virtual Console arrivals and other offerings that include demos and discounts...

News: Twilight Princess Wolf Link amiibo Unlocks Exclusive Content In Hyrule Warriors Legends

Twilight Princess Wolf Link amiibo Unlocks Exclusive Content In Hyrule Warriors Legends

3DS remake is compatible with all other amiibo, too

Nintendo has revealed that the Wolf Link amiibo which launches alongside The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD on the Wii U will also unlock exclusive content in the forthcoming Hyrule Warriors Legends on 3DS. The figure will give players access to enhanced weapons for the character Midna. In...

News: Nintendo of America Confirms amiibo Support for Star Fox Zero, Details More Releases and Olympian Unlocks

Nintendo of America Confirms amiibo Support for Star Fox Zero, Details More Releases and Olympian Unlocks

Star Fox Zero details to come in future, amiibo cards to hit 300 in number

Nintendo of America has gone amiibo crazy in its latest press release, confirming some interesting details for upcoming releases. Let's start with Star Fox Zero. Back in November last year website logos and mentions of the Nintendo Network and amiibo had fans dreaming of...

News: European Zelda Fans Are Getting A Shiny "Hyrule Edition" New 3DS XL Console In March

European Zelda Fans Are Getting A Shiny "Hyrule Edition" New 3DS XL Console In March

My precious

Should you be unsure about investing in Nintendo's latest 3DS hardware then you might find the decision is made for you once you clap eyes on this newly-announced Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL, launching in March alongside Hyrule Warriors Legends. The unit - which puzzlingly doesn't include a copy of the game - will launch in Europe on...

Video: Take a Look at the Wii U Versions of New Characters from Hyrule Warriors Legends

Take a Look at the Wii U Versions of New Characters from Hyrule Warriors Legends

Linkle and Skull Kid in HD! Fuzzy footage of the others!

Update: HD-quality footage of Tetra now available, courtesy of NintenDaan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBnf3Ybzhrg Original Article: Hyrule Warriors Legends is out now in Japan, bringing mayhem and extra content to the portable. Though only Legends features new story content, it does -...

News: Nintendo Removes Infamous Drugging Scene From Western Localisation Of Fire Emblem Fates

Nintendo Removes Infamous Drugging Scene From Western Localisation Of Fire Emblem Fates

"No expression which might be considered as gay conversion or drugging"

As well all know, Nintendo often has to make changes to its games when localising them for audiences outside of Japan. We've recently seen changes made to the likes of Fatal Frame and Xenoblade Chronicles X, and it seems that the forthcoming 3DS release Fire Emblem Fates is...

News: Asteroid Challenge Is Bringing Classic Arcade Action To The Wii U eShop

Asteroid Challenge Is Bringing Classic Arcade Action To The Wii U eShop

Coming exclusively to Nintendo's console this year

Indie studio Magique Productions has announced that it is working on Asteroid Challenge for the Wii U eShop, a tribute to classic arcade blasters like - you guessed it - Atari's Asteroids. Boasting 1080p 60fps visuals, multiplayer modes and over 70 levels, the developer is aiming for a Q1 release...