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Feature: Nintendo's Natural Home at HYPER Japan Set The Tone For Future Events

Nintendo's Natural Home at HYPER Japan Set The Tone For Future Events

Charm and interactivity were vital

A little while ago we attended HYPER Japan in London, an event which was heavily supported by Nintendo UK. Nintendo has shown support for similar Japan-centric expos around the world, with Shigeru Miyamoto originally planning to attend Japan Expo in Paris until, unfortunately, he had to withdraw due to his...

Weirdness: Yoshi's Real Name Is Both Silly and Scientific

Yoshi's Real Name Is Both Silly and Scientific

Will re-open the "is he a dinosaur" debate

We were once told by Nintendo that Yoshi is not a dinosaur, as we'd stated in a feature, but that he was simply a Yoshi. Once we'd dusted ourselves down from the polite but firm telling off, we felt indignant. He is a dinosaur, with boots, what's so wrong about that? It is possible that down the road of...

News: Shovel Knight Sales Numbers Revealed by Yacht Club Games

Shovel Knight Sales Numbers Revealed by Yacht Club Games

Indie developer rocks the boat

Actual sales figures are some of the most closely guarded secrets in the games industry, but Yacht Club Games has posted the full story of developing the indie hit Shovel Knight from its initial Kickstarter campaign to first full month of release, complete with approximate sales figures on Wii U eShop and 3DS eShop in...

News: Mario Kart 8 Update & DLC Scheduled for 27th August

Mario Kart 8 Update & DLC Scheduled for 27th August

Finally stop selecting "View Highlights" by mistake

Update 2: This update and DLC has now been confirmed in North America, with Super Mario Kart now also available on the Wii U eShop. Update: This update has now also been confirmed for 27th August in Europe. Original Story: Nintendo has updated its Japanese website with the following details...

News: Take the Internet Stage for a Chance at Some Great Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Prizes

Take the Internet Stage for a Chance at Some Great Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Prizes

Contest wants to see you performing the Final Fantasy Main Theme

Square Enix is celebrating its repertoire of Final Fantasy music and the upcoming release of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call by sending out its own open call to anyone willing to perform. The company is holding a contest to see who can submit the best rendition of the iconic...

Review: Anne's Doll Studio: Lolita Collection (DSiWare)

Anne's Doll Studio: Lolita Collection (DSiWare)

Don't touch Lolita

Gamebridge's Anne's Doll Studio: Lolita Collection is one of several titles in the Anne's Doll Studio "series," and like the other entries, is a complete waste of time and money. A simple application in which you can dress up a doll and save it as an image file, users will find all there is to discover in Anne's Doll Studio as...

Feature: Hyrule Warriors - Everything We Know So Far

Hyrule Warriors - Everything We Know So Far

Hacking and slashing up the details

Hyrule Warriors is the next major release on Wii U, with Nintendo no doubt hopeful that it'll kickstart a sustained period of solid sales for the home console, with subsequent months also bringing a variety of major releases. It's also the first high-profile and direct crossover for the Zelda franchise — aside...

Review: Frederic: Resurrection of Music (Wii U eShop)

Frederic: Resurrection of Music (Wii U eShop)

A decomposing composer, recomposed

Public domain is often seen as the place cheap music games go to die, but it does not have to be this way. There is a lot of great music from the past that remains untapped; a multitude of virtuosos from previous centuries whose works can appeal within the context of a game. All that’s needed is the right...

News: Etrian Odyssey 2 3DS Remake Confirmed for Japan

Etrian Odyssey 2 3DS Remake Confirmed for Japan

They weren't kidding. There is no broccoli.

The "that game" teased by Atlus several weeks ago has finally been revealed, if this was in fact the game it was referring to. The somewhat infamous former "not broccoli" teaser site now presents a lovely smorgasbord of information in Japanese on a 3DS remake of Etrian Odyssey II, replacing somewhat...

News: Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Evil, But It's Not Coming To Wii U

Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Evil, But It's Not Coming To Wii U

Headed to PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Capcom has confirmed that it is producing a HD remaster of the 2002 GameCube Resident Evil remake, and that the title won't be coming to the Wii U despite previously being a Nintendo exclusive. Set for digital launch next year, this new version of Resident Evil is coming to PC,...

Review: Pop'n TwinBee: Rainbow Bell Adventures (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Pop'n TwinBee: Rainbow Bell Adventures (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Jump'n TwinBee

Although the TwinBee series is mostly remembered as a shoot 'em up franchise, it might come as a surprise that there were actually a few games which took on different genres. Rainbow Bell Adventures — which is coincidentally also the last game released outside Japan — tries its hand at platforming, bringing its own unique little...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Introduces the Winged Snake Najarala

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Introduces the Winged Snake Najarala

Snake wyvern... why did it have to be a snake wyvern?

The creature features from Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate expanded bestiary continue apace, this time introducing the Monster Hunter franchise's first ever snake-style creature, the winged snake wyvern Najarala. Considering that the Najarala is a snake creature, it unsurprisingly uses...

News: Hyrule Warriors DLC Floodgates Opened with Alternate Costume Packs

Hyrule Warriors DLC Floodgates Opened with Alternate Costume Packs

Costumes we've seen may not be free

The recent Hyrule Warriors Direct brought a lot of details over into western territories, and there were some slices of new localised information to take in. Nintendo announced that the alternate costumes it has been showcasing in Japan for Link and Zelda would not be standard unlockables within the game –...

News: Hyrule Warriors Direct Reveals New Items and Character Progression Information

Hyrule Warriors Direct Reveals New Items and Character Progression Information

Chain Chomp! Badges! More!

As you may have seen, Nintendo has served up a 26 minute Hyrule Warriors Direct, which provided some useful localised information ahead of its September release in the West. A variety of details were given, some integral to gameplay and others simply a bit of fun. Pleasingly, we saw more of the character levelling and...