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News: Nintendo Confirms Treehouse Pre-Show for Nintendo World Championships

Nintendo Confirms Treehouse Pre-Show for Nintendo World Championships

Warming us up

The Nintendo World Championships are no longer the exciting début of E3 week, but will now follow a Super Smash Bros. Special Video Presentation that'll be hosted by Masahiro Sakurai. Nevertheless the live event from LA could be intriguing, with its format still to be revealed. Nintendo of America did promise a pre-tournament...

Video: Watch Koji Igarashi Hack And Slash His Way Through An Early Build Of Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night

Watch Koji Igarashi Hack And Slash His Way Through An Early Build Of Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night

"I like their wobbly movements"

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's crowdfunding drive has just three days to go and has raised over $3,700,000 at the time of writing. To drum up even more interest and perhaps encourage a final surge of backers, creator Koji Igarashi has published a video showing some off-screen footage from a very early version of...

Video: Extended Trailer For Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is Released

Extended Trailer For Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is Released

Travel the world

Following its recent reveal, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon now has some extended footage; the latest entry in the spin-off series is coming to Japan on 17th September, North America later this year and Europe in early 2016. This entry follows its predecessors in challenging you to venture through randomly generated dungeons, and...

News: PlatinumGames to Unveil a New Title at E3

PlatinumGames to Unveil a New Title at E3

IGN to host the reveal

Anticipation for E3 just stepped up a notch for fans of intense, bombastic and hugely entertaining games, with the news that PlatinumGames will be unveiling a new title at the show. The news comes from IGN, who will host the début announcement and footage on Tuesday 16th June at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern / 11pm UK /...

News: Latest Wii U System Update Removes TVii On European Consoles, Piles On Stability Elsewhere

Latest Wii U System Update Removes TVii On European Consoles, Piles On Stability Elsewhere

TVii, we hardly knew ye

Wii U system update 5.4.0 has just gone live worldwide, and for most of the planet, it's all about that luscious stability - basically, there's very little else to talk about. However, if you're in Europe then you'll find the update hammers the final nail into the coffin of TVii. The service - which was heavily-promoted at...

News: Sonic Dash Passes 100 Million Smart Device Downloads for SEGA

Sonic Dash Passes 100 Million Smart Device Downloads for SEGA

An indication of why Nintendo's interested in the market

For those that are generally against the idea of Nintendo pursuing the smart device market in collaboration with DeNA, it can be tempting to downplay the impact that a successful game on iOS and Android can have. It's with that in mind that our eye was caught by a SEGA press release today that...

News: Europe, You're Getting Three More New 3DS Cover Plates This Month

Europe, You're Getting Three More New 3DS Cover Plates This Month

Splatoon Cover Plates coming earlier than planned

Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that three new Cover Plate designs for New Nintendo 3DS consoles will be arriving on June 26th - including the famous Splatoon plates, which weren't expected until next month. The Splatoon design is - as you might expect - covered in colourful ink splats. The other...

News: Nintendo Announces a Special Video Presentation for Super Smash Bros., Hosted by Masahiro Sakurai

Nintendo Announces a Special Video Presentation for Super Smash Bros., Hosted by Masahiro Sakurai

Let the E3 hype begin

Nintendo has made clear before now that it would have some broadcasts running before this Sunday's Nintendo World Championships, and we can get excited as details on one such presentation have been revealed; this one's for Super Smash Bros. fans. It's confirmed that a 'Special Video Presentation' from Masahiro Sakurai will be...

News: USK Reiterates That IARC, A Quick and Global Age Ratings Option, Will Come to the eShop

USK Reiterates That IARC, A Quick and Global Age Ratings Option, Will Come to the eShop

Should help developers to release globally quicker

We've highlighted in the past how obtaining age ratings can be a complicated and expensive process for Indie developers on tight budgets. While the ESRB service in North America is free and based online, complaints over the slower processes in PAL territories - which also cost a fair amount of money...

Video: This Fan-Made Zelda Sketch Shows What Happens When Link Runs Out Of Loose Change

This Fan-Made Zelda Sketch Shows What Happens When Link Runs Out Of Loose Change

High-res rupees

Fan creations are always something that spark a lot of interest, as they allow fans to see what could've been without them having to wait for it to actually happen from the official source - if ever. Take Project M for example - a modified version of Super Smash Bros. Brawl created by dedicated members of the Smash community - which...

News: Momonga Pinball Adventures Is Bouncing And Flipping Its Way To The Wii U eShop

Momonga Pinball Adventures Is Bouncing And Flipping Its Way To The Wii U eShop

Another mobile title makes the jump

Update: D'oh. We've just realised that we actually reported on this back in 2013 - presumably Paladin Studios has reconfirmed the arrival of the game on the Wii U eShop. We'll find out and let you know when we know. Original story: Paladin Studios has revealed that its 2013 mobile title Momonga Pinball...

News: Splatoon Holds Onto Top 5 Territory in the UK Charts

Splatoon Holds Onto Top 5 Territory in the UK Charts

Only trailing The Witcher 3 in the single format battle

Following its high-profile launch we shared the news that Splatoon secured second place in the UK charts on début, a strong effort from the Wii U exclusive. In positive news it's held a top five position in its second week, and that's despite a 50% drop on launch sales (a fall off that's...

News: Pokémon Shuffle Gets Its First Ever Escalation Battle

Pokémon Shuffle Gets Its First Ever Escalation Battle

Gotta get a Giratina

Nintendo's free-to-play experiment Pokémon Shuffle continues to get some neat updates, with the latest offering the game's first ever "Escalation" battle. Of course, the title has had challenge updates in the past, but this one is unique. While the other challenges have largely been timed events, the difference here is that as...