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Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell Sets The Record Straight On Project CARS Wii U

Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell Sets The Record Straight On Project CARS Wii U

"It was always 'maybe' as we had no knowledge of the system"

Slightly Mad Studios recently launched Project CARS on next-gen consoles and PC to positive reviews and encouraging sales. A truly unique racing title, it was crowdfunded by the community in a process which pre-dated the now-popular Kickstarter approach. The route to market has been a...

Video: These Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Trailers Will Have You Bopping In Your Seat

These Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Trailers Will Have You Bopping In Your Seat

The haircuts are pretty rad, too

Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus launches in Japan on June 11th, and Nintendo has released a couple of new trailers which show off two of the title's mini-games. The trailers are as infectious as the game itself, and if you're anything like us then you'll be bopping along to the music despite the fact that you're...

Interview: GungHo's Daisuke Yamamoto Talks Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition

GungHo's Daisuke Yamamoto Talks Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition

"Imagine being able to make a game with such a world-renowned designer"

Nintendo recently launched Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition and Puzzle & Dragons Z on the Nintendo 3DS, a double-pack which not only contains one of the most popular puzzle RPGs of recent memory but also showcases a unique Nintendo take on the formula,...

News: Devil's Third Will Be Much More Than Just Another Shooter, According To Creator Tomonobu Itagaki

Devil's Third Will Be Much More Than Just Another Shooter, According To Creator Tomonobu Itagaki

"Not just about fighting, but about diplomacy and forming treaties"

Remember Devil's Third? At last year's E3 the game was confirmed as a Wii U exclusive, but we've seen precious little of it since then - a strange situation when you consider it that many assumed it would be launching this year. While little has been seen of the game, creator...

News: Nintendo Wanted To Make Its Humble Bundle A Global Offer, Expects To Do So "Eventually"

Nintendo Wanted To Make Its Humble Bundle A Global Offer, Expects To Do So "Eventually"

"Tried for months to make it global"

Nintendo surprised pretty much everyone by announcing its own Humble Bundle yesterday, albeit one which is sadly limited to North America. Non-American players are already making their displeasure felt on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, and while the disappointment of missing out on this amazing...

News: Be As Stunning As A Squid With This Fashionable Splatoon Attire In Girls Mode 3

Be As Stunning As A Squid With This Fashionable Splatoon Attire In Girls Mode 3

Fabulous, inkling!

It appears the latest entry in the Girls Mode series (known locally as Style Savvy or New Style Boutique depending on where you live) will be borrowing outfits from the fashionably streetwise inklings featured in Splatoon. With a large list of clothing and accessories already available in Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code, this latest...

News: ​Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Gets a Wii U Stretch Goal

​Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Gets a Wii U Stretch Goal

Wii U port will be handled by Armature Studio if the goal is reached

A couple weeks ago, industry veteran Koji Igarashi revealed his latest project to the world, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The hotly anticipated game will follow the adventure of a character named Miriam as she explores a dark, gothic castle infested with a vast array of...

News: Nintendo Of America Joins Snapchat And Periscope In Time For E3 2015

Nintendo Of America Joins Snapchat And Periscope In Time For E3 2015

Slow and steady

Even after the launch of its very own service – Miiverse – for Wii U & 3DS, Nintendo is still warming to the concept of social media at a rather slow pace. Facebook and Twitter have proven the house of Mario is to some extent willing to connect with its fan base while at the same time provide updates, announcements and...

News: Pearl White Is The Latest New Nintendo 3DS XL Colour, Arrives In Japan On 11th June

Pearl White Is The Latest New Nintendo 3DS XL Colour, Arrives In Japan On 11th June

Launches alongside Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus

Nintendo has revealed a Pearl White New 3DS XL will be released in Japan on 11th June alongside the launch of the latest entry in the Rhythm Heaven series, Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus. Pearl White joins the existing New 3DS XL colours Metallic Blue and Metallic Black. Let us know in the...

News: Developer Pleased with Sales of Retro City Rampage: DX on 3DS

Developer Pleased with Sales of Retro City Rampage: DX on 3DS

The "best-selling-at-full-price port"

With Nintendo platform indie games taking an unprecedented place on the Humble Bundle in North America, attention has focused on deals. Developer Vblank Entertainment, however, is expressing happiness with how their game sells at full price. The Twitter account for Retro City Rampage states that, even though...

Weirdness: Luigi Defeats All Level 9 Opponents in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U By Doing Nothing

Luigi Defeats All Level 9 Opponents in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U By Doing Nothing

What a BOSS

Luigi may not adorn the front of many game boxes, nor have the prominent role of his bro Mario, but for a hardy group of fans - including this writer - he's always number one. It's the underdog spirit, being the other brother, that makes him easy to root for. Of course, his mannerisms and style make him perfect for the weird world of...

News: Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight Heading to Europe on 12th February 2016

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight Heading to Europe on 12th February 2016

NIS America wants you to know REALLY early

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight was recently confirmed for an early 2016 release in Europe, with NIS America doing the welcome job of localisation. While that localisation of Atlus games often causes delays for the EU region, there's an element of simply being grateful that 3DS titles such as...

News: Humble Nindie Bundle Allows Wii U and 3DS eShop Gamers in North America to Pay What They Want

Humble Nindie Bundle Allows Wii U and 3DS eShop Gamers in North America to Pay What They Want

It's happened

Well, it's happened, and it's quite a landmark for the Wii U and 3DS eShop and a few key developers. The latest Humble Bundle - which groups games together and allows you to pay what you want to unlock some or all of what's on offer - is currently offering up the Humble Nindie Bundle in the Americas; unfortunately gamers in other...

Talking Point: Retro Gamers Beware, PAC-MAN 256 Could be a Template for Nintendo's Smart Device Future

Retro Gamers Beware, PAC-MAN 256 Could be a Template for Nintendo's Smart Device Future

Simple works on phones, and the early NES era epitomises that style

Being a gamer on the wrong side of 30 that uses YouTube to keep up with a modest list of subscribed channels, this humble writer was unaware of PAC-MAN 256 until earlier today when a press release plopped into an inbox. A celebration of Pac-Man's 35th Anniversary? Sweet! It's on...

News: Extreme Exorcism is Creeping Onto the Wii U eShop Soon

Extreme Exorcism is Creeping Onto the Wii U eShop Soon

I ain't afraid of no ghosts!

The good folks at UK-based Ripstone Publishing have teamed up with indie devs Golden Ruby Games to bring the paranormal platformer and spooky party game Extreme Exorcism to the Wii U eShop later this year. Not for the faint hearted, Extreme Exorcism is an arena platformer where every move you make comes back to haunt...

Gallery: Check Out Another Three Exclusive 3DS Screens for SteamWorld Heist

Check Out Another Three Exclusive 3DS Screens for SteamWorld Heist

Including a Swab Hat, which is swell

Earlier today Image & Form unveiled the first 3DS screenshots for SteamWorld Heist, showing how the 2D strategy title will shrink down onto the portable. First impressions are pretty positive - we think, anyway - and we can see how the bottom screen will be utilised for control tips, swapping between team...

News: Image & Form Unveils the First Screenshots of SteamWorld Heist on 3DS

Image & Form Unveils the First Screenshots of SteamWorld Heist on 3DS

Steamy

SteamWorld Heist is the eagerly anticipated next release from Image & Form, which is heading to Wii U, 3DS and practically every format available. All of the screens and footage shown to date have been for the HD version, yet now the studio's unveiled the first screens for the portable iteration on 3DS. The big positive is that, just...