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News: Xeodrifter Targeting 18th June Release in PAL Regions, Pricing Confirmed

Xeodrifter Targeting 18th June Release in PAL Regions, Pricing Confirmed

That includes you Australia / New Zealand

Xeodrifter is a particularly intriguing 3DS eShop title from Renegade Kid. Due to some delays and struggles in 2014 the popular studio took a decision to turn around this passion project for 3DS in just five months, and the resulting Metroidvania retro-styled experience proved to be a critical success...

News: The Latest SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge Seeks Your Witty Social Media Ideas

The Latest SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge Seeks Your Witty Social Media Ideas

#wittytagline

Image & Form has been running a series of SteamWorld Ambassador Challenges every two weeks, with lucky winners set to receive copies of SteamWorld Heist on all available platforms later this year. Contests so far have included designing hats for robots and thinking up witty one-liners, accommodating those with creative minds and...

Video: A Guide to Splatoon's New Weapon & Map

A Guide to Splatoon's New Weapon & Map

Zapper-de-doo-dah

In a surprisingly bold move Nintendo has already begun to drip-feed us new content for its acclaimed new shooter experience Splatoon, despite the game having been released less than a week ago. This takes the form of the new shooter-style weapon called the N-Zap '85 styled after the NES Zapper, and Port Mackerel, a new map for both...

News: No FIFA For Nintendo Fans This Year, States EA

No FIFA For Nintendo Fans This Year, States EA

Soccer action absent on Wii, Wii U or 3DS

Electronic Arts has confirmed that its best-selling FIFA series is skipping the Wii, Wii U and 3DS this year. Pocket Gamer got the scoop on the lack of a 3DS edition of the game, and EA's soccer series has famously been absent on the Wii U ever since FIFA 13 underperformed commercially. EA's official press...

Video: Here's All Your Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct Video Content In One Handy Place

Here's All Your Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct Video Content In One Handy Place

Moving images are fun!

Nintendo's final Direct broadcast before E3 was something of a surprise - we knew the Japanese event was happening but the Western Nintendo Direct Micro came out of nowhere. Still, when it delivered so much new-game goodness, it's hard to grumble about being blindsided - even if poor old Tom had to be shackled to his PC...

Video: Teaser Trailer Illuminates Forthcoming Wii U JRPG Project Light

Teaser Trailer Illuminates Forthcoming Wii U JRPG Project Light

Turn-based combat in a cyberpunk world

Indie developer Neko.Works has released a teaser trailer for its upcoming Wii U eShop JRPG, Project Light. Inspired by "mid '90s classics" such as Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VII and Secret of Mana, Project Light takes place in a cyberpunk-style city ruled over by an evil empire. The main protagonist teams...

Feature: Humble Nindie Bundle - The Developer's Perspective

Humble Nindie Bundle - The Developer's Perspective

"I won't pretend I saw it coming, but it does make sense"

Humble Bundle is long established as a service that groups together games, eBooks and music into affordable packages, for which you pay what you want and determine how much money goes to the creators, Humble itself and a chosen charity. It's in gaming circles that it's best known, is hugely...

Matters Of Import: Fire Emblem (Sort Of) Exists On The Sony PlayStation

Fire Emblem (Sort Of) Exists On The Sony PlayStation

A look at Shouzou Kaga's forgotten classic

For various reasons we now live in an era where developers breaking away from their parent companies to make similar-but-different pseudo-sequels to dormant, dead, or defiled game series is now a relatively commonplace occurrence, with Koji Igarashi's Castlevania successor Bloodstained being the latest to...

Hands On: Checking Out Splatoon's Freshly Unlocked Ranked Battle Mode

Checking Out Splatoon's Freshly Unlocked Ranked Battle Mode

Laying it all on the line

If you booted up Splatoon this morning you might have noticed that without even the need to download an update that you can now play on the new Port Mackerel map. You can also buy the N-ZAP '85, a new weapon which looks suspiciously familiar. Of course what will be most exciting for competitive gamers is the introduction of...

News: Arc System Works Bringing Swords & Darkness And Ninja Usagimaru To The North American 3DS eShop

Arc System Works Bringing Swords & Darkness And Ninja Usagimaru To The North American 3DS eShop

Full of Eastern promise?

Arc System Works has confirmed that it is bringing two of its 3DS eShop titles to the North American eShop on June 11th. Swords & Darkness launched in Japan a while back and is a side-scrolling 2D action RPG. Our resident import expert Kerry previewed it some time ago, and wasn't that impressed. Ninja Usagimaru – The...

News: 3DS System Update 9.8.0-25 Launches With More Stability Than You Can Deal With

3DS System Update 9.8.0-25 Launches With More Stability Than You Can Deal With

"You want stability? You can't handle the stability!"

A new system update has just gone live for the Nintendo 3DS, and - you've guessed it - it offers more stability. How much stability is too much stability? Who knows, but we doubt Nintendo has reached the limit just yet. Here's the official word from the Big N itself: Further improvements to...

News: Patrick Scott Patterson's Failed Nintendo World Championships 2015 Bid Sums Up What's So Great About The Event

Patrick Scott Patterson's Failed Nintendo World Championships 2015 Bid Sums Up What's So Great About The Event

High scores, high tensions and high times

Patrick Scott Patterson is one of the most recognisable faces in video gaming fandom, and has appeared many times in various forms of media in order to celebrate our hobby and share his own personal love of the industry. Like so many hopefuls over the past weekend, Patterson took part in a Nintendo World...

Book Review: 33 1/3 - Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack

33 1/3 - Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack

Going deep into the classics

The themes of Super Mario Bros. are such a prominent part of our culture that they're easily celebrated, but perhaps not so easy to truly appreciate. The tracks - especially the original Overworld/Ground Theme - pop up in so many places and are so readily playable in our heads that we can treat them as simpler and less...

Review: Super E.D.F. Earth Defense Force (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Super E.D.F. Earth Defense Force (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

All buck and no bang!

Its certainly no secret that the 16-bit era of gaming was a great time to be a shoot em' up fan. Not only were there a large number of titles released, there were also some of the best the genre ever had to offer on display. While the Sega Mega Drive and NEC PC Engine were the definitive hot spots to get your shooter fix, the...