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Editorial: Nintendo's Heading For a Period of Major Change, and We Can't Fight It

Nintendo's Heading For a Period of Major Change, and We Can't Fight It

The times, they are a-changin'

Until this week Nintendo's strategy for the future was particularly vague, especially in the area of smart devices. The company's supposed dedicated Mii-based app had been in the works for quite some time and had been due in 2014, but was delayed into this year with talk of finding the right solution for moving onto...

Video: Did You Know That Gunstar Heroes Shipped With A Fruit Roll-Up?

Did You Know That Gunstar Heroes Shipped With A Fruit Roll-Up?

The Sega Channel takes a look at Treasure's first release

Gunstar Heroes is unquestionably one of the greatest games ever to grace Sega's 16-bit Mega Drive / Genesis system. It was also the first title from Treasure, a studio formed by former Konami employees that would find greater fame producing the likes of Radiant Silvergun, Ikaruga and Sin...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off More Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Footage

Nintendo Shows Off More Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Footage

You'll have to really feel it in Japanese, though

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D isn't far away, and it'll be the first game exclusive to the New Nintendo 3DS and XL. Ahead of its April arrival we can expect plenty of marketing and focus on the impressive Monolith Soft RPG, too, which is coming to the portable courtesy of the porting skills of Monster...

Feature: We Catch Up With Four Nindies at EGX Rezzed

We Catch Up With Four Nindies at EGX Rezzed

Say hi to Image & Form, aPriori Digital, Dreadlocks and Delve Interactive

Last week we headed down to a lovely gaming event by the name of EGX Rezzed, which was held in London's charming Tobacco Dock venue. The event, hosted by our friends at Gamer Network, is a PC and developer-focused show, unlike the more mainstream and larger EGX which takes...

News: République's Creator Worked On Metal Gear Solid And Halo, And Says The Game Could Come To Wii U

République's Creator Worked On Metal Gear Solid And Halo, And Says The Game Could Come To Wii U

Unity 5-powered adventure may find its way to Nintendo's system

Ryan Payton is a man with a pretty impressive CV. He started his career at Microsoft in Japan before joining Konami and working alongside Hideo Kojima on Metal Gear Solid 4. From there, he became the creator director on Halo 4, and has since gone independent with Camouflaj, his own...

News: Hyper Light Drifter Might Not Hit Wii U Until 2016, Will Cost You Twenty Bucks

Hyper Light Drifter Might Not Hit Wii U Until 2016, Will Cost You Twenty Bucks

"We don’t want to release a bad game"

Hyper Light Drifter was one of Kickstarter's early success stories, raising $600,000 via crowd-funding back in 2013 - considerably more than the $27,000 that was originally asked for. Billed as a fusion of Zelda and Diablo, the game has already been confirmed for release on the Wii U eShop, but the bad news is...

News: Nintendo's Share Value Jumps a Massive 21% as Investors Respond Strongly to DeNA and NX Announcements

Nintendo's Share Value Jumps a Massive 21% as Investors Respond Strongly to DeNA and NX Announcements

DeNA shares, and those of major Nintendo shareholders, also spike

Nintendo's announcement of a major corporate partnership with DeNA to bring its IP to smart devices, along with confirmation of a new customer 'membership' programme and 'NX' hardware being in development, brought a major jump in US-based share prices. The key metric is in the Tokyo...

Video: New Pixels Movie Trailer Passes One Million Views in Less Than a Day

New Pixels Movie Trailer Passes One Million Views in Less Than a Day

"It's just a barrel, how bad can it hurt?"

Pixels is set to be a comedy blockbuster this Summer, and has naturally got fans of gaming - particularly those with a fondness for retro - rather excited. With a big-hitting cast - albeit including the marmite-esque Adam Sandler - it'll be heavily publicised by Sony Pictures as the film to see in a few...

News: Square Enix's Failed Attempt At Combining Games And Anime Is Getting Pulled From Retail In Japan

Square Enix's Failed Attempt At Combining Games And Anime Is Getting Pulled From Retail In Japan

Say goodbye to Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter: Albatross no Tsubasa

Multimedia franchises are all the rage in Japan these days. The market for brands which straddle video games, toys and anime is huge, and it's little wonder that companies like Nintendo, Sega and Capcom have all tried to crack this lucrative market. Square Enix is another veteran video...

News: Fossil Fighters: Frontier Stomps its Way to North American Stores on 20th March

Fossil Fighters: Frontier Stomps its Way to North American Stores on 20th March

Nintendo is unearthing this hidden gem

The Fossil Fighters series is one of Nintendo’s much more niche franchises. Bearing some passing resemblance to the popular Pokémon series; the games are centered around exploring environments in search of buried fossils, then reviving the fossils and having the “Vivosaurs” duke it out with other fossil...

News: Pokémon Rumble World Rated By the Australian Classification Board

Pokémon Rumble World Rated By the Australian Classification Board

Get ready to rumble

The Pokémon Rumble series is one of the Pokémon brand’s more successful spin-offs. The whole thing is based around the premise of Pokémon toys coming to life and battling it out in arenas. Real-time beat ‘em up gameplay keeps things fresh and interesting, though the games are admittedly fairly easy. Up till now, there have...

News: Eiji Aonuma Reveals More Information About the Development of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

Eiji Aonuma Reveals More Information About the Development of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

"It left a lasting impression"

It seems that the recent release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D has opened a veritable floodgate of memories for Eiji Aonuma, the Zelda series’ producer. He’s partaken in numerous interviews in the wake of the re-release and in each one, more details were unearthed as to how the game came to be what it...

Review: Don't Touch Anything Red (Wii U eShop)

Don't Touch Anything Red (Wii U eShop)

Really though, don't touch 'em

Games are not often as straightforward in their titles as Don't Touch Anything Red. This simple infinite-runner style puzzle game is a test of cunning, reflexes, and one's ability to avoid touching red things. Though the premise and presentation are simple, and there's not a lot here, this self-explanatory title is...

Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think a Unified Platform is the Future

The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think a Unified Platform is the Future

Better, together

When Nintendo today announced its partnership with DeNA, which focuses on "smart devices" (mobile phones and tablets), it was wise to also include a statement of intent around its current business - dedicated game systems. As proof that Nintendo maintains strong enthusiasm for the dedicated game system business, let me confirm...

Video: Nintendo of America Unveils Commercial for Mario Party 10 Tie-In With Kids Choice Awards

Nintendo of America Unveils Commercial for Mario Party 10 Tie-In With Kids Choice Awards

Have a PAX East Puzzle & Dragons video as a bonus...

It may not be an official Year of Bowser, but March is certainly the Month of Bowser courtesy of Mario Party 10 arriving on Wii U. With the Bowser Mode being an integral part in distinguishing this entry from its many predecessors, it's little surprise that marketing in Japan, Europe and North...

Talking Point: Nintendo's DeNA Plans and Ideas Are Smart, Not a Beginning of the End

Nintendo's DeNA Plans and Ideas Are Smart, Not a Beginning of the End

This doesn't have to be a 'Sega' moment

Nintendo has lifted the curtain, today, on a major corporate deal that dramatically adjusts its approach to smart devices, and also its future direction as a business. With Nintendo signing a major deal with DeNA to brings major IPs to smart devices, in addition to the partnership being linked to a future...