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News: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Heading to PAL Regions in Early 2015

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Heading to PAL Regions in Early 2015

Bergsala strikes a deal with Natsume

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley hits North American stores on 4th November, the latest franchise entry for 3DS and one of its most ambitious titles to date. While the blend of farming, relationship building and RPG elements will be present and correct, this entry offers significant editing tools to shape the...

Rumour: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Data Prompts More DLC Speculation

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Data Prompts More DLC Speculation

More Smash

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS isn't short of content, and the upcoming live Nintendo Direct is promising "50 new things" for the home console iteration; it's clear that Masahiro Sakurai and his team have devoted a great deal of effort to details both big and small. Gamers and fans always want more, of course, and with major Nintendo...

Feature: The Making of Rocket: Robot on Wheels

The Making of Rocket: Robot on Wheels

How one of the N64's most criminally under-appreciated games came to be

The Nintendo 64, while simultaneously renowned and infamous for doing many things, is arguably best remembered for defining the 3D platforming genre. When Super Mario 64 released in 1996, it didn't just blow everyone’s socks off; it revolutionised home console gaming and set...

Weirdness: Super Smash Bros.' Announcer Sings the Original Pokémon Anime Theme

Super Smash Bros.' Announcer Sings the Original Pokémon Anime Theme

Gotta smash 'em all

It seems that Xander Mobus – the announcer for Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – has a lighter side beyond his official work with Nintendo, and asked the Smash-playing public what they wanted him to say in the announcer's voice. Many people asked him to sing the original theme from the Pokémon anime, and without...

News: Pixel Galaxy: Enemies Aren't Forever is a Shooter That Looks Like an Eye Exam

Pixel Galaxy: Enemies Aren't Forever is a Shooter That Looks Like an Eye Exam

We mean that in a good way, we think

The download scene isn't short of retro-styled titles, as they can be an effective way to develop on a budget and appeal to a wide range of gamers. Another throwing its hat into the ring, through Kickstarter, is Pixel Galaxy: Enemies Aren't Forever; it's only looking for $6000 in funding, too. Apparently...

News: Castle Conqueror EX Invades the North American 3DS eShop on 23rd October

Castle Conqueror EX Invades the North American 3DS eShop on 23rd October

Are you ready to do battle against The Empire?

CIRCLE Entertainment’s latest title, Castle Conquerors EX, for the 3DS eShop was teased in August as the sixth release in the real-time strategy series, with plenty of improvements promised over the DSiWare original. Now, the prolific digital developer has revealed Castle Conqueror EX is invading th

News: New Music and Voice Samples Discovered in the Donkey Kong Arcade

New Music and Voice Samples Discovered in the Donkey Kong Arcade

A few decades on, there's still more to find

The Donkey Kong arcade was a key turning point for Nintendo as a company, as it brought Shigeru Miyamoto to the fore and helped to demonstrate to Hiroshi Yamauchi and his management that the video game business could be lucrative for the company. It's so iconic that a small band of gamers still compete...

News: Two Pokémon Game Boy Color Titles Dated For North American 3DS eShop

Two Pokémon Game Boy Color Titles Dated For North American 3DS eShop

Nintendo's trading on your nostalgia

Nintendo of America has decided that November will be the month of Pokémon on the 3DS eShop, with two Game Boy Color titles heading to the store before the latest releases arrive at retail. Nintendo's official website has updated listings to show what's coming and, in one simple page, has confirmed a release...

News: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Launch Trailer Whips Into Action

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Launch Trailer Whips Into Action

Wii U version coming this Winter

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse arrives in the 3DS eShop in North America this week for $19.99 — it's due in Europe "as soon as possible" — and WayForward is gearing up for the long awaited release. The IP is still very much the studio's main event, with this third entry having endured a number of delays; it's now...

News: Mega Steelix and Mega Glalie Confirmed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Mega Steelix and Mega Glalie Confirmed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

More Mega Hype

With the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire now just one month away, The Pokémon Company is stepping up its efforts to build hype for the new titles. It's doing this primarily through Mega Evolution announcements, of course, and another two have been confirmed. This time around we have Mega Steelix and Mega Glalie...

News: These GameCube-style Mario Bros. Controllers Offer an Edge in Super Smash Bros.

These GameCube-style Mario Bros. Controllers Offer an Edge in Super Smash Bros.

Rocking a turbo button like it's 1989

Hori has produced some of the more attractive licensed Nintendo peripherals, and it's now confirmed two Super Mario Bros.-themed GameCube-style controllers — they're only confirmed for Japan so far, each retailing for 2,980 yen. While looking almost identical to Smash players’ beloved GameCube controller,...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifty Eight

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifty Eight

It's back! Apologies for its absence! Please understand!

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is on the way, and many are already masters of the 3DS version. Masahiro Sakurai is doing what comes naturally, then, updating the Director's Room Miiverse community with new posts every day. Yet still, let's address the obvious question to our loyal and eagle-ey

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to Feature Grab the Coins Mode, Temple Stage May Return

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to Feature Grab the Coins Mode, Temple Stage May Return

Slipped in slyly by sneaky Sakurai

Sakurai san has once again treated us to some pictures of menus from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in his pic of the day on Miiverse. Not a terribly exciting series of screenshots or indeed descriptions, but one little detail seems to have passed over the heads of many of the users who have commented. In the first...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Direct to Introduce "50 New Things"

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Direct to Introduce "50 New Things"

It's all happening on 23rd October

Last week Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that an announcement was on the way to show "the true potential" of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Talk of a Nintendo Direct naturally spread, and Nintendo has now confirmed that will happen — the twist is that it's a live event that's "focused on 50 new things". It all sounds...

News: Hazewalker Kickstarter Campaign Launches With $100,000 Goal

Hazewalker Kickstarter Campaign Launches With $100,000 Goal

We missed it from our summary, oops

We made a slightly odd omission in our last Kickstarter summary article, in that we failed to include a title we'd written about prior to its campaign's launch — Hazewalker. Let's remedy that right now, shall we? It caught our eye with its pre-launch press release and footage, as it has some ambitious scope and...

Nintendo Download: 23rd October (Europe)

23rd October (Europe)

A Bayonetta double discount, Disney magic, more Rare DK, Themes and more

It's time to brighten up our Monday with the European Nintendo Download Update, and this week's line-up is full of fantastic titles. We have a double-helping of Platinum Games action on Wii U, some Disney magic on 3DS, some classic retro games across both systems, a new 3DS...

News: Mad Men Football Shows Off Its New N64-Inspired Sports Uniform

Mad Men Football Shows Off Its New N64-Inspired Sports Uniform

"It's time for another revolution"

AE Games caused quite a stir when it announced Mad Men Football a while back. Showing off little more than concept artwork, the indie developer made some bold claims about the final product — despite not having any real industry experience — and predictably attracted quite a bit of criticism online. This...