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News: Mighty No. 9 Producer Shares Regret Over Delay, and Clarifies the Reasoning Behind RED Ash Campaign

Mighty No. 9 Producer Shares Regret Over Delay, and Clarifies the Reasoning Behind RED Ash Campaign

"We are upset as well, just as much as the backers"

As we suggested in our article regarding Mighty No. 9's delay into early 2016, Comcept has endured a tough and damaging period for its image with fans. After the giddy highs of the game's successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, multiple delays and some poor communication / decision making around...

Review: Legend of Kay Anniversary (Wii U)

Legend of Kay Anniversary (Wii U)

Legendary or just o-Kay?

Having never actually owned a Sony console besides a PSP that has rarely seen the light of day, this writer had never heard of Legend of Kay before this new HD re-release, so this review is coming with absolutely no expectations. Can it still hold the attention of a complete stranger a decade after its release? If you tried...

Weirdness: Get on Down and Dance, Dance, Dance With Pikachu

Get on Down and Dance, Dance, Dance With Pikachu

Step aside, left shark

Pokémon is weird; sure, it makes sense in some ways, but it's also conceptually bonkers. That doesn't harm its popularity, of course, and as a series with a heavy focus on attracting more children to buy into the brand its marketing - especially in Japan - can be delightful in its quirkiness. We think these Pikachu videos...

Video: Three Reasons Why You Should Be Pumped For Shovel Knight's Plague Of Shadows Expansion 

Three Reasons Why You Should Be Pumped For Shovel Knight's Plague Of Shadows Expansion 

Straight from the developer

Shovel Knight may no longer be a Nintendo console exclusive, but the game is still one of our personal favourites on the 3DS and Wii U eShops - and it's about to get even better thanks to some free DLC. Showcasing the Plague Knight, Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will be delivered entirely free of charge. In case you...

Review: Flick Golf 3D (3DS eShop)

Flick Golf 3D (3DS eShop)

Flicked from smartphones to the 3DS

Flick Golf 3D is yet another touch-based mobile game to receive a port onto Nintendo's handheld, having previously been launched in its original incarnation around five years ago on iOS. The title is both accurate and misleading at the same time; there's plenty of flicking to be had, but not too much golf. Flick...

News: 3DS Version Of Dragon Quest VIII To Feature Brand New Ending

3DS Version Of Dragon Quest VIII To Feature Brand New Ending

As well as a new dungeon to tackle once you complete the game

Dragon Quest VIII hits the 3DS in Japan on August 27th, and to build on the already intense interest for the game in its homeland, Jump magazine has delivered some more details. The most striking addition is that the game will feature a brand-new ending. There isn't a lot more detail...

News: Nintendo Won't Rule Out Giving Yooka-Laylee Additional Support On The eShop

Nintendo Won't Rule Out Giving Yooka-Laylee Additional Support On The eShop

"Never say never"

Nintendo's relationship with indie developers has undergone a truly dramatic transformation since the days of WiiWare, and both the 3DS and Wii U eShops are brimming with amazing games as a result. Nintendo has done a lot to support and highlight indie games on its platforms, with the most recent example being the successful...

News: Chris Pranger From Nintendo Treehouse Discusses Harsh Realities Of Localisation

Chris Pranger From Nintendo Treehouse Discusses Harsh Realities Of Localisation

The truth hurts

According to Chris Pranger from Nintendo Treehouse, Nintendo’s fan base fails to understand and accept the more serious business factors behind video game localisation. In an interview with Part Time Gamers podcast, the member of Nintendo of America’s Nintendo Treehouse made it clear the localisation game is a risky business,...

Review: Endless Golf (Wii U eShop)

Endless Golf (Wii U eShop)

Golf a while. Golf... FOREVER!

The title Endless Golf pretty much explains the entire game. If you've ever found that eighteen holes just wasn't enough for you, then the constant rolling green hills of Endless Golf will call to you, promising a game that will never, ever end. By generating a new hole every time you sink a ball, the game's 2D golfing...

News: Rayman’s Creator Is Designing One Of The 60 Levels In Super Mario Maker

Rayman’s Creator Is Designing One Of The 60 Levels In Super Mario Maker

As if we weren’t already excited enough

Following reports last month Super Mario Maker would include 100 pre-made courses, the official UK game site was updated earlier this week to read the upcoming Wii U title will feature "dozens of sample courses" to help inspire players to create their own levels. The latest news surfacing via Nintendo of...

News: SNK Playmore's New Chinese Owners Aim To "Do A Marvel" With Its Famous Franchises

SNK Playmore's New Chinese Owners Aim To "Do A Marvel" With Its Famous Franchises

$63.5 million paid for 81.25 percent of the gaming veteran

SNK Playmore has been acquired by a a group of Chinese investors, Gameindustry.biz is reporting. Ledo Millennium has paid $63.5 million for 81.25 percent of the company's shares, purchased from former SNK CEO Eikichi Kawasaki and his wife Natsuyo Kawasaki. Chinese companies Oriental...

News: Patched Version Of Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth Still Blighted By Bugs On New 3DS

Patched Version Of Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth Still Blighted By Bugs On New 3DS

Progress is being made on the Euro release, though

The Binding of Isaac certainly took its sweet time coming to a Nintendo platform, but now it's here, fans are finding that it's impacted by disappointing performance woes. At launch the 3DS version of the game was afflicted by bugs, but these were patched by an update shortly afterwards. However,...

Talking Point: Fatal Frame's Trial Version and Limited Edition Highlight Nintendo's Shifting Approach to Retail

Fatal Frame's Trial Version and Limited Edition Highlight Nintendo's Shifting Approach to Retail

The eShop can be key for smaller retail releases

In the glut of Gamescom announcements earlier this week, Nintendo of Europe confirmed interesting details for the launch of Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water, known as Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden in North America; we'll opt for Fatal Frame as our preferred title. Given a

Video: Xenoblade Chronicles Marches Onto The Wii U eShop

Xenoblade Chronicles Marches Onto The Wii U eShop

It's Reyn Time... again!

This week Nintendo of Europe unleashed another one of its surprise eShop releases, and it's admittedly quite a puzzling one. Mere months after the New Nintendo 3DS exclusive port was released, Xenoblade Chronicles has made its way as a Wii digital release on the Wii U eShop in Europe. However, that's not to say there isn't...