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Video: Watch Sonic Repeatedly Rescue Tails In 3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2's Credits Sequence

Watch Sonic Repeatedly Rescue Tails In 3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2's Credits Sequence

To be this good takes ages

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 recently landed on the 3DS eShop in Japan. This version of the game sports all the features of the Mega Drive / Genesis original, including two player support. In cooperative play, player two gets an invincible Tails and two players can race on a split screen in Match Play mode. Of course the main...

News: Super Smash Bros. Creator Pays Tribute To His Former Superior And Friend, Satoru Iwata

Super Smash Bros. Creator Pays Tribute To His Former Superior And Friend, Satoru Iwata

"My mind went white and even now the reality hasn’t sunk in"

Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai has used his column in Weekly Famitsu to pay tribute to his former superior at HAL Laboratory, Satoru Iwata. Iwata passed away recently after a long battle with cancer, and Sakurai says that after hearing the sad news his "mind went white and...

News: M2 Initially Felt Porting Streets Of Rage 2 To 3DS Was "Impossible"

M2 Initially Felt Porting Streets Of Rage 2 To 3DS Was "Impossible"

"We just didn’t know if we could pull it off"

This week sees the western launch of 3D Streets of Rage 2, the latest in Sega's line of 3DS-based 3D Classics. It's one of the most beloved games of the 16-bit era, and also one of the most technically impressive Genesis / Mega Drive titles seen so far. In fact, the game is such a potent showcase of...

News: Nintendo Wins Patent Case Against Handhelds

Nintendo Wins Patent Case Against Handhelds

Portables don't fit mold of "Computerized Information Retrieval System"

When you make things nowadays, especially in the realm of technology, odds are increasingly good that you will run into someone claiming patent infringement on your creation. Sometimes the plaintiff is in the right; other times they're just money-hungry patent trolls. Either...

Weirdness: Sega's Repackaged Transformers Arcade Game Is An Unexpected Nod To Its Glorious Past

Sega's Repackaged Transformers Arcade Game Is An Unexpected Nod To Its Glorious Past

Feeling the G-Force

Back when arcades really mattered, Sega was one of the industry's big hitters. The company not only produced amazing titles like Golden Axe and Alien Storm, but also ran a pretty amazing line in dedicated coin-op cabinets. Titles like After Burner, Space Harrier, Out Run and Thunderblade were all housed in massive, hulking units...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Master Quest World Tour Gets Extended

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Master Quest World Tour Gets Extended

The journey continues with more dates

Without a doubt, The Legend of Zelda series has some of the most iconic music in video gaming history. As such, it's no surprise that Symphony of the Goddesses - a concert series that aims to bring exactly that music to life - would still be touring years after its initial conception, with no signs of slowing...

Exclusive: Project CARS "Simply Too Much For Wii U", Developer Now Waiting On New Nintendo Hardware

Project CARS "Simply Too Much For Wii U", Developer Now Waiting On New Nintendo Hardware

Update: Bandai Namco confirms the news

Update: Publisher Bandai Namco has confirmed to Polygon that Project CARS has been formally canned: Despite much perseverance on the Wii U version of Project CARS we will no longer be actively pursuing development on it as the quality does not meet our own high standards nor our intended vision for the title...

News: Industry Analysts Speculate On Nintendo's Future And Satoru Iwata's Possible Successor

Industry Analysts Speculate On Nintendo's Future And Satoru Iwata's Possible Successor

"Iwata was infectiously enthusiastic about Nintendo"

Following the tragic loss of Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata last week, it was inevitable that thoughts would quickly turn to Nintendo's future. Beyond his business leadership, and the successes he delivered, Satoru Iwata will also be remembered for his humour and humility when...

Anniversary: The Virtual Boy Is 20 Years Old Today

The Virtual Boy Is 20 Years Old Today

Nintendo's most famous failure is getting on a bit

According to the history books, the Virtual Boy is Nintendo's biggest failure — both commercially and critically — in the hardware arena. Launched 20 years ago today on 21st July 1995 in Japan to almost complete consumer apathy, it bypassed Europe entirely and was discontinued the following...

Review: Final Fight One (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Final Fight One (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Still the One?

It's fair to say Capcom was on a roll in the late '80s and early '90s. During this period it pushed out some bona-fide classic pieces of software, including 1989's seminal coin-op brawler, Final Fight. Indisputably one of the finest side-scrolling beat-'em-ups ever created, it joined a rush of similar coin-guzzling titles including...

Video: Capcom's Monster Hunter X Livestream Gets Analysed, Fighting Styles Investigated

Capcom's Monster Hunter X Livestream Gets Analysed, Fighting Styles Investigated

New locations shown off, too

Monster Hunter X has a confirmed Japanese release date of November 28th, and to drum up interest in the new 3DS title Capcom recently livestreamed almost 30 minutes of footage. The gameplay shows off some of the new fighting styles, one of which allows you to perform jumping attacks with any weapon. As any Monster...

News: E-litre 3K Scope And Neo Splash-O-Matic Headed To Splatoon Tomorrow

E-litre 3K Scope And Neo Splash-O-Matic Headed To Splatoon Tomorrow

Even more inking options

The drip-feed of Splatoon weapons continues, with two more combat options coming to the game tomorrow. Nintendo has confirmed that E-litre 3K Scope and Neo Splash-o-matic will go live in the game, offering fans even more choice when it comes to their weapon load out. https://twitter.com/nintendouk/status/623387077972000768...

News: Devil's Third is Being Published by Nintendo of America in Q4, Also Coming to PC as 'Free-to-Start' Title

Devil's Third is Being Published by Nintendo of America in Q4, Also Coming to PC as 'Free-to-Start' Title

PC version will be multiplayer-focused

There's been some more Devil's Third news, which in this case brings useful information and a notable surprise. First of all, Nintendo of America has confirmed that the action shooter will be published at retail (and on the eShop) by the company in the Americas - no final date has been given, though we do have...