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News: The Hyrule Warriors Majora's Mask Pack DLC is Live in Europe, and Looks Glorious

The Hyrule Warriors Majora's Mask Pack DLC is Live in Europe, and Looks Glorious

Oh the feels

We've been told, by some, that the term 'fan service' can have a negative meaning. Well, we beg to differ, and the Majora's Mask Pack in Hyrule Warriors is unrepentant, in-your-face fan service - and we love it. Out today in Europe and Japan - it'll be in next week's Download Update for North America - is that very pack, along with an...

News: Week Three of the eShop Throwback Sale Goes Live in North America

Week Three of the eShop Throwback Sale Goes Live in North America

Metroid Prime Trilogy, Mario Kart 8, Mario Golf: World Tour and more

In a move poised to please Metroid fans and ruin bidding wars for some, Nintendo has graciously released the Metroid Prime Trilogy on the Wii U eShop. Spearheading the third week of the North American "Throwback Sale," the beloved trilogy is available for a whopping 50% off its...

News: Gunman Clive 2 Soundtrack is Now Available for Streaming and Download on Bandcamp

Gunman Clive 2 Soundtrack is Now Available for Streaming and Download on Bandcamp

Wild West vibes

Gunman Clive 2 is out on the 3DS eShop today, and we're big fans in our review. It delivers high-quality gaming in various ways, and it shouldn't be overlooked that the soundtrack plays a vital role in ensuring that it's one of the best download experiences on the portable in recent times. Picking up from the Wild West vibes of the...

Nintendo Download: 29th January (North America)

29th January (North America)

Metroid Prime Trilogy, Gunman Clive 2, Code Name S.T.E.A.M. demo and more

Nintendo of America was particularly late with its Download Update details today, so as a result we initially produced a provisional list; thankfully the official details have now been issued. As expected there's a much anticipated Wii download on the Wii U eShop, a top-notch...

News: Code Name S.T.E.A.M Demo Available Now on the 3DS eShop

Code Name S.T.E.A.M Demo Available Now on the 3DS eShop

It's got some heat

Update: This demo is also available on the North American 3DS eShop. Original Article: Code Name S.T.E.A.M may be a while away from release in Europe - it's due on 15th May - yet Nintendo has thrown up a surprise by releasing a 3DS eShop demo for the title in today's download update. It's fairly substantial in terms of its...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Once Again Highlights The Possibility He'll Step Away From Game Development

Masahiro Sakurai Once Again Highlights The Possibility He'll Step Away From Game Development

"I doubt I'll be able to go on making games if it continues like this"

Throughout the course of development for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS series creator Masahiro Sakurai highlighted the demands of producing the titles. With ever-increasing modes and a growing roster, Sakurai-san often used his Famitsu Weekly article to emphasize...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Update 1.0.2 Adds a Host of Extra Stages for 8-Player Smash

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Update 1.0.2 Adds a Host of Extra Stages for 8-Player Smash

More mayhem to enjoy

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has been slower on the uptake with software updates than its portable brethren, possibly due to multiple balancing tweaks in the Nintendo 3DS version being rolled into version 1.0.1 on the home console title. Today does bring us version 1.0.2, however, and while it's not the whopping update to deliver...

News: Renegade Kid Cranks Difficulty To Max In Mutant Mudds Super Challenge For Wii U & 3DS

Renegade Kid Cranks Difficulty To Max In Mutant Mudds Super Challenge For Wii U & 3DS

Prepare for pain!

Fans of Mutant Mudds rejoice, indie studio Renegade Kid has announced via the game's official Twitter account the development of a brand new Mutant Mudds title for the Wii U and 3DS eShops. Mutant Mudds Super Challenge first teased on Twitter, will be further detailed in the upcoming issue of Nintendo Force magazine. The new entry...

News: New Fire Emblem 3DS Title Set For Battle in Japan This Summer, Mario Maker Pushed Back to '2015' Worldwide 

New Fire Emblem 3DS Title Set For Battle in Japan This Summer, Mario Maker Pushed Back to '2015' Worldwide 

Level creation game was previously listed for "1st Half 2015"

Following Nintendo's Q3 financial report, it's followed with convention and released supplementary information that includes upcoming release windows for 3DS and Wii U titles. There are only a couple of notable changes from the equivalent Q2 list, both affecting major titles. To start...

News: Moon Chronicles: Episodes 2, 3, & 4 Launching Simultaneously On 3DS eShop Next Week

Moon Chronicles: Episodes 2, 3, & 4 Launching Simultaneously On 3DS eShop Next Week

Lunar Overload

Fans of Earth's largest natural satellite - and the horrifying secrets contained within - will have plenty of reason to celebrate this coming February. Just before the moon is torn from the sky by a malevolent spirit, Renegade Kid will be releasing the final three parts of its Sci-Fi shooter Moon Chronicles in one fell swoop. Landing...

News: More Details Emerge on Xenoblade Chronicles X and Its Non-Linear World

More Details Emerge on Xenoblade Chronicles X and Its Non-Linear World

What a wonderful world

There's been plenty of hype and excitement surrounding Xenoblade Chronicles X. Its predecessor, Xenoblade Chronicles, was critically acclaimed as an excellent RPG on Wii, also bringing new ideas to the JRPG genre. The sequel has a lot to live up to, but as more information emerges it becomes clear that it may just live up to...

Talking Point: It's Time to Salute The Nintendo 3DS, Defying Early Gloom to Pass 50 Million Sales

It's Time to Salute The Nintendo 3DS, Defying Early Gloom to Pass 50 Million Sales

A survivor in a harsh new world

The DS family of systems is wonderful in many ways, and achieved sales - the highest ever for a range of gaming portables - that are staggering: around 154 million units. That number accounts for those picking up replacements or upgrading to new models, yes, but it's a monstrous number that is representative of...

News: Hackers Discover Unused Animations for Custom Moves in Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Hackers Discover Unused Animations for Custom Moves in Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Re-affirm Masahiro Sakurai's comments on moves left out

Data mining and hacking can reveal many interesting things about games; viewing unused assets, textures, models, or whatever else may be found can give insight into the process and development of any game. For example, models were recently revealed in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U of the viruses...

News: Satoru Iwata States That Around 5.7 Million amiibo Have Been Sold, Rules Out Current Games for Smartphones

Satoru Iwata States That Around 5.7 Million amiibo Have Been Sold, Rules Out Current Games for Smartphones

Financial analysts in Japan pitch in on Wii U and 3DS

Today Nintendo revealed its latest financial results, which delivered solid income but lowered overall estimates for the year's sales, particularly for 3DS. It was a mixed outcome that, despite sizeable profits courtesy of exchange rate gains, has once again prompted discussion around the...

Weirdness: Meet The Man Who Plays Super Mario World With His Nose

Meet The Man Who Plays Super Mario World With His Nose

A novel use for the humble recorder

Whenever we tried to play the recorder at school using our nose our teachers told us off. That early lesson in life didn't seem to get through to Japanese NicoNico user Wakou who can not only play music by blowing into a recorder through his nose, but also control Mario in Super Mario World. The secret to doing...

News: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Misses Out on Topping Japanese Charts at Launch

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Misses Out on Topping Japanese Charts at Launch

New 3DS LL continues to top hardware charts

Despite having gorgeous claymation-inspired visuals and lashings of colour, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse only managed to reach the third spot in the Japanese charts, being beaten by Tales of Zestiria on PS3 and The Legend of Legacy on the 3DS. It's a shame given just how charming the game looks, but...

News: Unused Textures in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Suggest Dr. Mario Themed Stage

Unused Textures in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Suggest Dr. Mario Themed Stage

The doctor is out

Through data mining and various other overtly complex methods, an avid fan of the Super Smash Bros. series has uncovered some unused texture files in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U that point towards plans for Dr. Mario to have his own stage at some point during development. The three viruses pictured look as though they could...