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Rumour: More Super Smash Bros. Code Digging Points to Five Planned DLC Characters and Seven Stages

More Super Smash Bros. Code Digging Points to Five Planned DLC Characters and Seven Stages

Pass the salt...

Nintendo knows what it's done. It's releasing paid-DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, opened the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot for fans to vote for future inclusions, and in the process got us dreaming of exciting characters arriving in the future. Rumours and counter-rumours fly around as a result. Of...

Review: Guac' a Mole (Wii U eShop)

Guac' a Mole (Wii U eShop)

Worth dipping into

When the Wii U was unveiled back at E3 2011 much was shown off in the way of its special abilities and functions, especially when regarding the system's controller. Unfortunately, the GamePad's many perks (such as its impressive use of motion controls) have been relatively untapped in the years since, and use of its built in...

Gallery: These Project X Zone 2 Screens Give a Nice Sample of the Madness Coming in Monolith Soft's RPG

These Project X Zone 2 Screens Give a Nice Sample of the Madness Coming in Monolith Soft's RPG

Resident Evil, Mega Man, Yakuza and more

Project X Zone remains one of the most bonkers games on the 3DS, with quirky gameplay and a storyline that spanned popular Bandai Namco, Sega and Capcom franchises. Though it wasn't a game that truly took off in sales, it evidently did well enough to prompt the recent announcement of Project X Zone 2. As...

Rumour: Mickey, Minnie Mouse and Olaf Among Characters on the Way in Disney Infinity 3.0

Mickey, Minnie Mouse and Olaf Among Characters on the Way in Disney Infinity 3.0

Not to be frozen out

The toys-to-life market is going to be a fascinating battlefield this year, with multi-platform arrivals on the horizon for Skylanders, LEGO Dimensions and the anticipated Disney Infinity 3.0. All are confirmed or have strong odds of coming to Wii U, and let's not forget Nintendo's own multi-functional amiibo range to further...

Review: 3D Fantasy Zone II (3DS eShop)

3D Fantasy Zone II (3DS eShop)

Let me be your fantasy

Fantasy Zone II was developed and released for the Sega Master System back in 1987. Unfortunately the limitations of the console (the original Fantasy Zone was built on Sega's more powerful System 16 arcade hardware) crippled the design aspirations; admirable attempts to include new gameplay elements weren't successful and...

Video: This Is The 3D Sonic Game We All Truly Want, But May Never Have

This Is The 3D Sonic Game We All Truly Want, But May Never Have

Shame it's just a visual demo

Sonic's legions of loyal fans will no doubt state otherwise, but the Blue Blur's 3D career has been a somewhat bumpy one. Sure, he's starred in some enjoyable three-dimensional romps, but there are just as many - if not more - terrible 3D Sonic games, leading many to suggest that the character is better suited to...

News: Mario Kart Super Circuit Arrives on the Wii U eShop This Week in Europe

Mario Kart Super Circuit Arrives on the Wii U eShop This Week in Europe

Yes, we're still waiting for the download update information

We're not sure why, but at the time of writing we're yet to receive the usual Nintendo Download Update news for Europe; we've enquired to see what's happening, in any case. Yet Nintendo of Europe does have its line-up at least partially confirmed, stating on Twitter that Mario Kart Super...

Review: Word Search by POWGI (3DS eShop)

Word Search by POWGI (3DS eShop)

No explanation needed

If you've read our review of the Wii U version of Word Search by POWGI, you'll know that this download takes a no-frills approach to translating a very popular paper-based puzzle to a screen. However, while the Wii U version at least tries to add a tiny bit more variety with a very limited multiplayer mode, this portable...

News: Project X Zone 2's Development Made Possible By The Original's "Good Global Reputation"

Project X Zone 2's Development Made Possible By The Original's "Good Global Reputation"

"I think there will be surprising announcements in the future"

Project X Zone 2's shock announcement is welcome news for fans of the original game - and is perhaps a little unexpected, too. Following the news, Japanese magazine Famitsu caught up with Kensuke Tsukanaka (producer, Bandai Namco), Ichirou Morizumi (Monolith Soft, development director)...

News: New Safari Event Now Live In Pokémon Shuffle

New Safari Event Now Live In Pokémon Shuffle

The expedition is on!

Nintendo’s strong support for its free-to-play 3DS eShop title, Pokémon Shuffle, continues with the latest in-game event now live. Pokémon Safari draws inspiration from the main game series featuring Safari Zones, and more recently Friend Safari, which has players attempting to catch a random selection of Pokémon. Each...

News: Take on 3D Streets of Rage 2 With a Pal

Take on 3D Streets of Rage 2 With a Pal

As long as you're in hitting distance of each other

Sega's 3D conversions of classic titles have been consistently satisfying, often adding levels of polish and features that... Do we really have to say this? Ugh... Nintendon't. 3D Streets of Rage 2 looks to continue this trend, according to a recent report from Famitsu. The simultaneous two-player...

News: Playtonic's Mark Stevenson Teases Wii U Fans Over Project Ukulele Release

Playtonic's Mark Stevenson Teases Wii U Fans Over Project Ukulele Release

A "rare" quote

Mark Stevenson, of Playtonic Ltd, has decided to throw Project Ukulele fans another tantalising tidbit regarding the studio's current project. Playtonic Ltd is mainly made up of ex Rare staff and has been putting itself around a great deal to build anticipation for its upcoming project. Since the announcement that Project Ukulele...

News: Social Networks Go Into Meltdown Over Apparent The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 3D Rumour

Social Networks Go Into Meltdown Over Apparent The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 3D Rumour

Was as iffy as it looked

Update: As expected considering the factors we highlighted below, this was indeed fake, though apparently down to a hack rather than photoshopping. Same outcome regardless of method, though the online chatter certainly shows that some were excited about the prospect. Original Article: With Nintendo enjoying a fair amount...

Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. DLC Can Evolve the Concept of Nintendo 'Evergreen' Releases

Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. DLC Can Evolve the Concept of Nintendo 'Evergreen' Releases

Bringing more gaming with less release

Let's kick off this article with some current-day realities - not negative as such, but perhaps uncomfortable. At the moment, especially with the Wii U, Nintendo is responsible for producing the bulk of high-quality retail releases. There are partners or second-party studios producing some key efforts - like...

Video: Did You Know Gaming? Tackles the Monster Hunter Franchise

Did You Know Gaming? Tackles the Monster Hunter Franchise

For example, segmented maps and four-player limits look set to stay

Monster Hunter is one of Capcom's most important franchises, consistently causing retail meltdowns with impressive sales in Japan. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has performed well in the West, too, seemingly providing a breakthrough for the franchise outside of Capcom's homeland. It's...

Review: Yoshi's Island DS (Wii U eShop / DS)

Yoshi's Island DS (Wii U eShop / DS)

Swap-a-bye baby

The challenge of having to follow up such a hot act as Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is staying true to the original while simultaneously feeling fresh and exciting. The original Yoshi's Island was a pioneer in its design; that design can be straight-up copied again, sure, but the sense of surprise that the first possessed...