Wednesday26th Oct 2016
Faster than light speed
Shoot 'em up fans will be delighted to hear that a remake of the popular iOS blaster Hyperlight by CatfishBlues Games will be available in November for the New Nintendo 3DS. The console version known as Hyperlight EX is an enhanced version of the original and was developed specifically for the New Nintendo 3DS...
Monday24th Oct 2016
Corpse Party! Just Dance! Gurumin 3D! Discounts and Themes Galore! More!
Another week begins, and we start off with the usual routine of the European Nintendo Download Update details, which give us a look at what goodies are on the way. The Wii U offers a couple of Nindie efforts, a retail release from Ubisoft, some tempting DLC and a lot of...
Friday21st Oct 2016
Has Super Mario World pre-installed
Nintendo of America clearly likes to give retailers exclusives on limited edition systems, and has done so again with a rather interesting Lime Green New Nintendo 3DS XL Special Edition. It comes bundled with a Virtual Console copy of Super Mario World, intriguingly, and it's available right now. It's only on...
Monday17th Oct 2016
Pokemon Sun / Moon demo! Rhythm Paradise! Halloween Discounts! More!
With the start of another week we have the European Nintendo Download Update, letting us know what download goodies are on the way this week; it's a corker, too. The most high-profile arrival is likely to be a freebie on 3DS, though there's also a retail release on the portable...
Tuesday11th Oct 2016
3DS eShop / SNES
The (Belmont) Boys Are Back in Town
The Super NES is, for many, Nintendo's greatest console. It boasted a software library that was an envy of competitors and had more than enough power to stave off unfavourable comparisons to arcade games of its age. Unlike many of Nintendo's more recent home consoles, the SNES is remembered just as much for its...
Wednesday5th Oct 2016
Nope, we can't think of a piratey pun for crossbuy
One of our highlights of PAX West, from a Nintendo gaming standpoint, was Pirate Pop Plus. Developed by Dadako and published by 13AM Shipping Solutions, it brings Pang / Buster Bros. to mind and has a huge amount of retro charm; we certainly enjoyed our hands on time with it. It's a game that's...
Saturday1st Oct 2016
A New 3DS Noble
There have been more animals who have been nominated for governmental office in the world than games exclusive to the New 3DS. Yet of this meager pool, two are runner-style titles. There is the upcoming Runbow Pocket, which to be fair is more of an action-platformer, and then there is Wind-up Knight 2, available on the New 3DS...
Wednesday28th Sep 2016
3DS eShop / SNES
Still hanging in there
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja is a perfect throwback to the '90s: a time when Konami was still revered among gamers, games were heavily edited for Western markets, and Nintendo reigned supreme. If you haven't heard of the Mystical Ninja series, we won't hold it against you. It's something of a cult-classic in the Western...
Monday19th Sep 2016
Sales in the US enjoy a boost as Nintendo keeps the portable going
It wasn't that long ago that we had a rather encouraging 3DS Nintendo Direct, even if the short term memory of some means it may as well have been a decade ago. The reaction to it was generally positive, a reward for the fact that Nintendo revealed some genuine surprises, including...
Wednesday14th Sep 2016
New 3DS / SNES
Metro City rampage
It was a mistake to come back to Metro City, Guy realised. With the Mad Gear gang defeated he'd hoped for a pleasant day where he could catch up with people, but instead he finds himself in a tricky situation. Stood in the Mayor's office, he's trying desperately not to comment on Haggar's ridiculous ponytail. He can't take it any...
Release of updated PS4 model likely to end brief Wii U run
Though there are more exciting times ahead in terms of new games, we're in the middle of a relatively quiet spell of major releases. That's certainly the case in Japan, where the limited number of new releases are struggling to make much of an impact. In fact, the Media Create charts are...
Tuesday13th Sep 2016
New 3DS / SNES
Samey sequel (sans selling point)
When Final Fight arrived on the SNES it had problems. The port of the side-scrolling beat 'em up classic looked reasonably close to the arcade title, but it cut out the industrial area, the two-player option and playable character Guy as well. A second attempt was made with Final Fight Guy that saw the Bushin ninja...
Dual Pack also confirmed, with extra Poké Balls
A lot of focus will go to Pokémon Sun and Moon as we head towards November, with Nintendo and The Pokémon Company likely to go big with their arrival on 3DS. In good news for North American gamers a limited edition hardware iteration previously confirmed for Europe and Japan is now definitely coming...
Saturday10th Sep 2016
New 3DS / SNES
It was 1995 or 1996 (depending on where you lived) and for the third year running Capcom released a Mega Man X game on the SNES. Further games in the series would follow but whilst X's 1-6 would arrive on the GameCube in Mega Man X Collection, Mega Man X3 would be the last in the series for the SNES and now presumably the New Nintendo...
Thursday8th Sep 2016
New 3DS / SNES
Thanks to 16-bit visual loveliness and some new moves, the first Mega Man X stood out from the many 8-bit Mega Man games that had popped up on the NES and Game Boy. Released the following year, this sequel may lack the freshness of that first title, but Mega Man X2 still provides the expected action-platforming fun, backed by some great...
Friday2nd Sep 2016
After passing the 60th car, players will have experienced all of what Brick Race has to offer. Brick Race for the New 3DS is an oddity that can lose its appeal after just a few minutes; even that may be generous in terms of the amount of time anyone would want to spend playing the game. The title, "Brick Race", is a literal translation...
Thursday1st Sep 2016
Nintendo has announced in its latest Nintendo 3DS Direct that in honour of the franchise's 30th anniversary, a "special series" of classic Legend of Zelda amiibo figures are set to hit the shelves on December 2nd; that date is for both North America and Europe. The figures will work as standard Link and Zelda amiibo respectively, but...
Wednesday31st Aug 2016
Fashion that's out of this world, or something...
On a regular basis Nintendo of America hosts events where members of the public engage in some gimmickry to promote a game. Sometimes they're fun, like the weird Splatoon assault course thing of 2015, or they're rubbish like a Disney teen star playing Disney Art Academy on stage at the Nintendo NY...
The joys of internet searches
Earlier today we reported on GameStop offering pre-orders on the New Galaxy Style New Nintendo 3DS XL - not the snappiest product name of all time, admittedly. It's an iteration of the system that's been rather surprising, and seemingly random unless this week's Nintendo Direct sheds a little more light on its purpose...
Tuesday30th Aug 2016
Releases on 2nd September
Yesterday we had the somewhat random reveal of the 'New Galaxy Style' New Nintendo 3DS XL for North America. It came out of nowhere, frankly, and thematically it seems rather lacking in context - in our dreams there'll be a Super Mario Galaxy port announced in this week's
Should run at 60fps with 3D enabled
Futuridium EP Deluxe is a solid and enjoyable offering on the Wii U eShop, with intense action and psychedelic visuals; we gave it a recommendation in our review. The good news for those that want to play this one on the go is that the New 3DS version is close to release, and it could also be a bargain for...
Monday29th Aug 2016
"An out of this world look", because why not?
It's almost tempting to mark this one as 'Random', but to be fair it is actual news. In a short video Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime has introduced the 'New Galaxy Style New Nintendo 3DS XL', which is a fresh design for the portable. It's coming out this week and should start popping up...
Friday26th Aug 2016
A small white New 3DS bundle, too
Earlier this month Nintendo of America announced eight more games for the Nintendo Selects range, and they arrive in stores today (26th August). There are some gems in the updated collection, which are undoubtedly worth a look for $19.99. The new additions and a trailer are below: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Wednesday24th Aug 2016
Another use for the NFC scanner
The New 3DS has some neat tricks hidden within its small shell, one of which is the NFC scanner under the touch screen - it's primarily used for scanning amiibo figures and cards. In Japan the feature is also used with top-up pay cards, such as those utilised on public transport. This functionality kicked in way back...
Monday22nd Aug 2016
Armikrog! Ace Attorney Demo! Legend of Mystical Ninja! Much more!
It's the start of another week, and Nintendo of Europe has juicy Download Update details showing which games are on the way to the eShop. This offering includes a high profile demo, a much-loved SNES game on 3DS and some rather promising new games on both Wii U and 3DS. Throw in a...
Saturday13th Aug 2016
3DS eShop / SNES
Not quite the final word
In the late '80s and early '90s gamers gathered around arcade cabinets instead of playing from the comfort of their own homes, and one of the biggest draws in arcades of the day was undoubtedly Capcom's Final Fight. When Final Fight released for the Super Nintendo in the early '90s, some gamers weren't very pleased with it,...
Tuesday9th Aug 2016
Wii U game + amiibo bundles are coming, too
Nintendo of America is jumping into the 'back to school' craze, but its latest announcements are good news for fans of all ages in North America. It's expanding the Nintendo Selects range, releasing a rather nice small New Nintendo 3DS bundle, and also planning some Wii U game + amiibo bundles. First of...
Tuesday2nd Aug 2016
Units shipping from Nintendo in Japan right now
Its been a long wait for those who were fortunate enough to snag a pre-order of the awesome-looking Super Famicom New 3DS XL in Japan, which was first shown off in a Nintendo Direct in March of this year. The unit comes decked out with the hardware design of the Japanese Super Famicom on the back,...
Monday1st Aug 2016
New 3DS / SNES
The eShop has Alpha too
There are a few Virtual Console options for New Nintendo 3DS-owning Street Fighter fans such as a speedy Street Fighter II, a sixteen-character Street Fighter II and this eShop release that stands out on account of not being Street Fighter II. Released in 1996 this SNES port of Street Fighter Alpha 2 may have been overlooked...
Saturday30th Jul 2016
New 3DS / SNES
Super solo fighter
The New Nintendo 3DS is a nifty device with a number of great games available, but as everyone knows something cannot be considered a true games machine unless you can play Street Fighter II on it. Thankfully Capcom has stepped in to save New 3DS owners from the taunts of ZX Spectrum, Atari ST and CD32 gamers by bringing the game...