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News: Level-5 Reveals More Information on Layton 7, 3DS Version is in Doubt and a Wii U Version May Happen

Level-5 Reveals More Information on Layton 7, 3DS Version is in Doubt and a Wii U Version May Happen

The mystery continues

Nearly two years ago, Level-5 announced Layton 7, a curious departure for the series that would be coming to iOS, Android, and 3DS. Since then, next to nothing has come out about the project, but that all changed at Level-5's Vision event this year. There's been a change in the design of the title, with it now being...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Microtransactions Point to Changed Priorities

Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Microtransactions Point to Changed Priorities

Previous ethics and standards are being stretched

We're in the midst of changing times for Nintendo, perhaps of a turbulent nature, and the sands are shifting in multiple ways. In the past couple of months we've seen Nintendo partner up with DeNA to move towards bringing its core IPs to smart devices, bringing a resultant boom in share prices,...

Review: WarioWare Touched! (Wii U eShop / DS)

WarioWare Touched! (Wii U eShop / DS)

A Touch of Magic

Nintendo's initial Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS Wii U Virtual Console titles certainly are an eclectic mix - with WarioWare Touched! perhaps being the most unexpected inclusion of the bunch. Having been initially released on the Nintendo DS in February 2005, WarioWare Touched! is one of the DS's earliest titles, coming from an era of...

News: Pokémon White Makes Surprise Appearance in UK Charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Struggles

Pokémon White Makes Surprise Appearance in UK Charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Struggles

New Nintendo 3DS title makes little impact

The Easter / Bank Holiday weekend has now passed in the UK, and with it retailers were eagerly running promotions and discounts to tempt shoppers to spend some cash to welcome in Spring. Game retail was no different, and as a result the most recent UK chart results have brought some interesting positions...

Video: Feast Your Eyes On The Brand New Bravely Second Cinematic Trailer

Feast Your Eyes On The Brand New Bravely Second Cinematic Trailer

We'll have that Western release date any time, right Square Enix?

If you're a huge JRPG fan, then you will likely be looking forward to the arrival of Bravely Second: End Layer. As the release date for the Japanese version becomes ever closer, fans in the West are going crazy for more details. We already know that fan favourite Agnes Oblige will be...

News: Nintendo Officially Confirms It's Distributing Yo-Kai Watch In The West, Omits Release Window Details

Nintendo Officially Confirms It's Distributing Yo-Kai Watch In The West, Omits Release Window Details

Game expected to arrive in 2016

We already knew that Yo-Kai Watch was coming to the west thanks to Hasbro's deal to create toys for the popular Japanese cross-over franchise, but it wasn't until today - and Level-5's Japanese Vision 2015 conference - that a publisher (Nintendo) and solid release window (2016) came to light. Nintend

Review: Super Mario 64 (Wii U eShop / Nintendo 64)

Super Mario 64 (Wii U eShop / Nintendo 64)

Platforming perfection

There are two types of gamer – those who have played Super Mario 64 and those who should. Regularly placing towards the high end of 'best game ever' lists, Super Mario 64 has become a standard name-drop in many a classic gaming debate. Since launching in 1996, there have been a number of successors and contenders for the...

News: The Snack World Is Level-5's Next Cross-Media Project, And It's Coming To Nintendo 3DS

The Snack World Is Level-5's Next Cross-Media Project, And It's Coming To Nintendo 3DS

Toys use NFC to interact with the game

As if announcing three new Yo-Kai Watch titles wasn't enough, Level-5 has today revealed its next big "cross-media" venture, The Snack World. A multimedia effort which will see Level-5 collaborate with Takara Tomy, TV Tokyo and CoroCoro Comics, The Snack World will cover movies, manga, toys and video games...

News: Level-5 Announces Yo-Kai Watch 3 For Nintendo 3DS, Action Takes Place In USA

Level-5 Announces Yo-Kai Watch 3 For Nintendo 3DS, Action Takes Place In USA

Third time's a charm

Level-5 has just revealed the third entry in its best-selling Yo-Kai Watch series, due to launch on the Nintendo 3DS. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will take place in North America, in keeping with the storyline of the ongoing anime series. A new character is introduced called Inaho Misora, who has her own Yo-kai named USApyon. Level-5 has...

News: Level-5 Confirms Yo-kai Watch Crossover With Koei Tecmo's Three Kingdoms 

Level-5 Confirms Yo-kai Watch Crossover With Koei Tecmo's Three Kingdoms 

Platforms still unclear

In an eye-raising development from the Level-5 Vision 2015 event in Japan, the company has confirmed yet another spin-off release for the Yo-kai Watch series, in addition to the 3DS-bound Yo-kai Watch Busters. Yo-kai Watch: Three Kingdoms has been announced as a collaboration with Koei Tecmo. Three Kingdoms is a series...

News: Yo-Kai Watch Busters Hitting 3DS This Year, Main Franchise Coming To The West In 2016

Yo-Kai Watch Busters Hitting 3DS This Year, Main Franchise Coming To The West In 2016

Busting makes me feel good

Level-5's Vision 2015 event is happening right now, and the company's CEO Akihiro Hino has just announced a new entry in its popular Yo-Kai Watch franchise. Yo-Kai Watch Busters is an 3DS action title based on a mini-game featured in Yo-Kai Watch 2. The title will come in two versions - Red Cat Troupe and White Dog Unit -...

Nintendo Download: 9th April (Europe)

9th April (Europe)

Affordable Space Adventures, free Pokémon Rumble, Quell Memento and more

A day later than normal courtesy of a public holiday, we now have this week's full Nintendo Download Update details for Europe. There's a Wii U eShop exclusive, the next free-to-play Pokémon title on 3DS, an excellent 'zen' puzzle experience and more. Let's get to the...

Video: Roguelike Adventure Temple Of Yog Celebrates Future Arrival On The Wii U eShop With A New Trailer

 Roguelike Adventure Temple Of Yog Celebrates Future Arrival On The Wii U eShop With A New Trailer

“Experience possible only on the unique hardware of the Wii U console”

Last year indie developer CHUDCHUD Industries announced the dungeon-crawler adventure, Temple of Yog, was on its way to the Wii U eShop. Since then, we haven’t heard all that much about it, but it appears the creators are now gearing up for the title’s official launch...

Weirdness: If You Have Five Days and 14,000 Toothpicks You Can Recreate the Super Mario Bros. Title Screen

If You Have Five Days and 14,000 Toothpicks You Can Recreate the Super Mario Bros. Title Screen

If you really want to...

Fan art comes in all sorts of forms, including extravagant structures composed of 14,000 painted toothpicks. That's not a sentence we get to write every day. The start screen of Super Mario Bros. on the NES is iconic, to put it mildly, and a keen fan has taken the unusual approach of reconstructing it with toothpicks. The...

Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot?

Which Characters Do You Want to Win the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot?

Realistic and, erm, not so realistic choices

Since it launched the official Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot page last week, Nintendo will have undoubtedly been bombarded with thousands of votes. When it comes to Super Smash Bros. there are always fighters left off the roster that many want to see, so the voting is sure to be diverse. With votes not...

News: The Great Ace Attorney Special Edition Has The Best Incentive Ever - A Sherlock Holmes Briefcase

The Great Ace Attorney Special Edition Has The Best Incentive Ever - A Sherlock Holmes Briefcase

We deduce that this is awesome

The Great Ace Attorney, which will take the series into a new era and no doubt expand upon its various case-solving mechanics, is creeping closer to its release on 3DS in Japan. Gamers in the West can do little but look on in envy, unfortunately, and the special edition bundles will do little to ease our suffering...

News: Download Card Prompts Speculation Over DLC Quests in Xenoblade Chronicles X

Download Card Prompts Speculation Over DLC Quests in Xenoblade Chronicles X

Just how big does it need to be?

Xenoblade Chronicles X is already shaping up to be the largest - by a distance - game on the Wii U, with dozens (perhaps hundreds) of hours required to see it through. It arrives in Japan soon, too, so more will emerge later in April. An image of the download card for the title has been doing the rounds over on...