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Review: Mega Man Xtreme 2 (3DS eShop / Game Boy Color)

Mega Man Xtreme 2 (3DS eShop / Game Boy Color)

An Xtreme Improvement

Mega Man Xtreme left us feeling a bit underwhelmed. While its intentions were certainly good, the execution was lacking and the experience felt like a far clunkier retread of levels we've already played before, rather than much of a game in its own right. However it's worth noting that the game was originally released for the...

Talking Point: What We Expect From Nintendo at E3 2014

What We Expect From Nintendo at E3 2014

Hype train incoming

The Nintendo Digital Event is just hours away, which means forged MK8 DLC images and many more besides that we've ignored will be consigned to another year of irrelevance. Nintendo will lay out its major projects for the remainder of 2014 and, we suspect, one or two of the biggest titles of 2015. With its current gen rivals in a...

News: Japanese Airline Offering Limited Time Pokémon-Themed Travel Deals

Japanese Airline Offering Limited Time Pokémon-Themed Travel Deals

Fly with Pikachu and friends this summer!

All Nippon Airway’s 2014 summer travel campaign is currently inviting Pokémon fanatics and their families to join Pikachu and company on a “one-of-a-kind” journey. Trainers who fly from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport between July 17th and August 3rd — or Okinawa’s...

News: Slew of Capcom Titles Announced for North American and European Virtual Consoles

Slew of Capcom Titles Announced for North American and European Virtual Consoles

Including Demon's Crest and loads of Mega Man

Capcom lifted the floodgates on its Virtual Console lineup through its Unity blog today, announcing 18 retro titles on their way to North America and/or Europe by the end of the year. A few titles anticipated for later release were also revealed. Mega Man makes up the metal bulk of the coming games...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirmed for Day One Appearance on Nintendo Treehouse Live Broadcast

Shigeru Miyamoto Confirmed for Day One Appearance on Nintendo Treehouse Live Broadcast

Satoru Iwata thanks all for well wishes

It had previously been announced that Shigeru Miyamoto would be making an appearance on the rolling Treehouse broadcast that'll be taking place throughout E3. It's set to be a largely unscripted aspect of Nintendo's presence over the three days, though we have been given a rough idea of when Miyamoto-san will...

Feature: Our Hopes and Dreams for E3 2014

Our Hopes and Dreams for E3 2014

Let's be optimists

With E3 mania well and truly underway, it's time to get some predictions out of our systems. We'll be pulling together a 'realistic' set of expectations before the main event, but in this article three members of our team based in HQ share what they want to see from Nintendo this year. Some of these hopes are realistic, others...

E3 2014: Nintendo Reveals A Slew of New Trailers for Previously Announced Games

Nintendo Reveals A Slew of New Trailers for Previously Announced Games

And there's a lot of them!

It's that time of the year where the video game industry goes absolutely bonkers for a few days and unveils a ton of new information about upcoming games for various systems and devices. In true keeping with this tradition, Nintendo of America has uploaded a shed-load of new trailers for previously announced Wii U and 3DS...

Exclusive: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Is Also Coming to Wii U

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Is Also Coming to Wii U

Mini interview, screens and details galore to enjoy

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse is currently one of the most eagerly-awaited 3DS titles in the Nintendo Life office, but this is an adventure so epic that it simply couldn't be contained to a single system. We're pleased to share the exclusive early news that WayForward is also bringing Shantae's...

Interview: Image & Form on its SteamWorld Dig Adventure and Hopes for Wii U

Image & Form on its SteamWorld Dig Adventure and Hopes for Wii U

"I believe 2014 is going to be a great year for the Wii U"

Just recently Image & Form confirmed that SteamWorld Dig is coming to the Wii U this Autumn / Fall, which is certainly terrific news for fans of the 3DS original. In some senses it's entirely logical, as the title has been upgraded for HD releases on PC and PS4, while also making its way...

News: Gaijin Games Changes Name to Choice Provisions, Woah Dave! Due This Summer on 3DS

Gaijin Games Changes Name to Choice Provisions, Woah Dave! Due This Summer on 3DS

"We are but humble purveyors of video games"

Gaijin Games is a name familiar to keen Nintendo download gamers, as it's the studio behind the terrific BIT.TRIP series on WiiWare and Wii U eShop gem BIT.TRIP Presents: RUNNER 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. The name may be iconic, but the company has decided to change its identity to the rather...

News: Sony Overtakes Nintendo In Global Hardware Sales For The First Time In Eight Years

Sony Overtakes Nintendo In Global Hardware Sales For The First Time In Eight Years

Sony shifted 18.7 million consoles, Nintendo 16.3 million

It has been revealed that in the financial year that has just concluded, Sony has sold more consoles worldwide than its rivals Nintendo and Microsoft. For the first time since 2006, Sony has beaten its Japanese competitor in terms of hardware units retailed. Sony sold 18.7 million PS4, PS3,...