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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...

Video: See the GameCube HDMI Mod Thrash Cheaper HDMI Converters in Video & Audio Quality

See the GameCube HDMI Mod Thrash Cheaper HDMI Converters in Video & Audio Quality

Goodbye lag, goodbye blur

We've been raving about the GCVideo HDMI mod for the GameCube for a little bit now, but what we haven't yet done it compare the quality to that of your average AV to HDMI converter; a common option for those trying to get older systems and games onto modern screens. These cheap devices present all sorts of issues with...

Video: Official Nintendo Video Showcases amiibo Functionality in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Official Nintendo Video Showcases amiibo Functionality in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

All is as expected

Update 2: The video is now live again from an official source, as the horse had indeed bolted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGvAte-D-P8 Update: Well, there was a video published to the public, but it's now been set to private by Nintendo (as of 10:15am UK time on the day of publication); nevertheless details are below,...

News: Splatoon's Last Free Update Map Goes Live Tomorrow

Splatoon's Last Free Update Map Goes Live Tomorrow

That's sixteen stages

About a week ago, the final weapon for Splatoon's constant stream of new, extra content went live and signaled the end of the long run. Following that right up, the final new stage will go live tomorrow and bring the stage count to its final amount of sixteen. The new stage is Ancho-V Games, and this appears to be one of the...

News: Macquarie Report Believes a Competitively-Priced Portable NX Could Land This Year, 'Console Partner Device' in 2017

Macquarie Report Believes a Competitively-Priced Portable NX Could Land This Year, 'Console Partner Device' in 2017

The whole 'works with PS4' thing is random and unlikely, though

Just recently we saw speculation around the NX potentially being 'compatible' with the PS4 and PC - via a tweet from Takashi Mochizuki - and decided it was a stretch too far, at least without seeing the original report it's citing. That report in question is from Macquarie Capital...

News: Zack & Wiki and Super Mario Advance 4 Look Set for Nintendo Download Update in North America

Zack & Wiki and Super Mario Advance 4 Look Set for Nintendo Download Update in North America

e-Reader levels look to be included for Advance 4, too

As is often the case, Nintendo of America's official game pages seem to have unveiled a couple of new releases due in the 21st January Nintendo Download update. These are very likely to be accurate but, as always, be aware that details could change. First up is Zack & Wiki: Quest for...

News: The Official Legend of Zelda Timeline Has Been Updated

The Official Legend of Zelda Timeline Has Been Updated

New releases and remasters included

The Legend of Zelda is a series known for a tremendous number of things, such as its memorable characters, captivating storylines, spine-tingling music and downright awesome gameplay. However, something that's caused the Zelda community years of theorising is how the games of the series intertwine with each...

Editorial: Nintendo and Virtual Reality Aren't a Good Fit in 2016

Nintendo and Virtual Reality Aren't a Good Fit in 2016

Tom Whitehead suggests we talk again in a few years

Virtual Reality. VR. Oculus and so on. It's one of the biggest topics in the tech world and, particularly, in the dedicated gaming scene. Or perhaps that should be the enthusiast scene. I've read headlines saying 2016 is the year of Virtual Reality, make or break time. Is it really its final...

News: GDC Survey Shows Declining Interest From Developers in Wii U and 3DS

GDC Survey Shows Declining Interest From Developers in Wii U and 3DS

Virtual Reality, PS4 and Xbox One all gain support

GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2016 is around a month away, and as part of the traditional warm-up for the gathering the event has released the outcome of its most recent 'state of the industry' survey - over 2000 North American game developers took part. As was the case in 2015 it reflects a...

Video: Bravely Second: End Layer Story Trailer is Big on Drama and Humorous Lines

Bravely Second: End Layer Story Trailer is Big on Drama and Humorous Lines

It's time to bust some Ba'als!

Bravely Second: End Layer is about a month away in Europe, and was recently confirmed for a 15th April arrival in North America. After the first title's success in the West Square Enix will no doubt be hoping to repeat the trick. As is often the case with titles like these Nintendo is assisting with marketing...

Rumour: Online Survey Mentions NX's 4K Video Streaming, 900p Gameplay And Hybrid Hardware

Online Survey Mentions NX's 4K Video Streaming, 900p Gameplay And Hybrid Hardware

Excuse me sir, but do you have some salt I could borrow?

The NX rumour mill is working at full capacity right now, which is hardly surprising as Nintendo hasn't given us a great deal of solid information on what the machine will be like. To fill the void - and possibly the time as well - we've seen plenty of rumours popping up, but this latest one...

News: Wii U Emulator, Cemu, Runs Games Like Super Mario Maker and Mario Kart 8 in Version 1.3.0

Wii U Emulator, Cemu, Runs Games Like Super Mario Maker and Mario Kart 8 in Version 1.3.0

Low performance but fast progress

Towards the end of last year we shared some updates on Cemu, a prospective emulator for the Wii U. Though likely a significant amount of time away from delivering the kind of performance that Dolphin has with Wii and GameCube, it's proving to be an intriguing project for those involved and following it - once you...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X and Nintendo Network Maintenance Sessions Are On the Way

Xenoblade Chronicles X and Nintendo Network Maintenance Sessions Are On the Way

Just four hours this time around

On a regular basis Nintendo needs to take some online services down to give the servers a bit of a spit and polish, depriving us of valuable Splatoon time, or general online time, for that matter. There's a bit of maintenance on the way to be aware of, so let's break it down. First of all, Xenoblade Chronicles X...

Review: Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails (3DS eShop)

Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails (3DS eShop)

A smooth ride

Oddly enough, there's a small trend of train simulator games coming to the Nintendo 3DS. Why developers prefer to put these on the portable console is anyone's guess, but there's a surprisingly large selection in the 3DS library considering the niche appeal of the genre. Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails is the latest arrival...