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News: Popular Super Smash Bros. Tournament Apex 2015 Put on Hold Due to Fire Marshal Sanctions

Popular Super Smash Bros. Tournament Apex 2015 Put on Hold Due to Fire Marshal Sanctions

Yes, really

This weekend is supposed to feature one of the best-known competitive gaming events of the year - in Nintendo circles - with Apex 2015; Apex is typically referenced as one of the largest Smash Bros. tournaments of its kind in the world. In a bizarre turn of events, however, the current rounds for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super...

News: YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Revenue-Sharing 'Creators Program'

YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Revenue-Sharing 'Creators Program'

Nintendo games now at the bottom of PewDiePie's list

This week, Nintendo announced its latest attempt to fix its flagging relationship with YouTube by revealing the Creators Program, an initiative which will allow YouTubers to upload Nintendo-related content and still earn revenue. Previously, Nintendo has been very heavy-handed with YouTube...

Reminder: Grab Your Free Emboar for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Grab Your Free Emboar for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

The second of three in current promotional distribution

Last week we directed your attention to the opportunity to pick up a free Serperior for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, in which you can input a code to grab the 'mon. That weekly promotion was updated recently, so those of you that missed it may want to jump in. This time around...

News: Nintendo's Revival of Animal Crossing: New Leaf to Continue with Nintendo Zone Item Distributions

Nintendo's Revival of Animal Crossing: New Leaf to Continue with Nintendo Zone Item Distributions

Previously Japan-only items on the way

Animal Crossing: New Leaf was a major hit on 3DS when it arrived in the West in 2013, selling millions of copies and becoming a mainstay for light-hearted chatter on social networks. Its blend of repetition, daily chores and cute whimsy made is a mainstay on a number of systems for weeks, months and -...

Video: Nintendo Opts For Creepy and Mysterious Commercials to Promote The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Nintendo Opts For Creepy and Mysterious Commercials to Promote The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

It's unlike any other Zelda title

Update: Nintendo UK has also uploaded a longer video that shows off the title in more details, you can see this below: Original Article: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, rather like its predecessor Ocarina of Time 3D, has an opportunity to reach an entirely new audience on 3DS. That's particularly...

News: Sega's Digital Restructure Means 300 Staff Will Be Offered Voluntary Retirement

Sega's Digital Restructure Means 300 Staff Will Be Offered Voluntary Retirement

Aiming to "improve the business efficiency of the Group"

Sega will offer 300 of its global staff voluntary retirement in an effort to drive profits and restructure the company around smartphone and online PC games. Although Sega of America's release schedule will be unaffected, it will lose around 120 staff between 9th February and the end of...

News: Junichi Masuda Discusses Where Hoenn Got its Name and What the Region Means to Him

Junichi Masuda Discusses Where Hoenn Got its Name and What the Region Means to Him

No, there's not too much water

With the recent release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, there's been plenty of attention surrounding the third generation of Pokémon games. Ruby and Sapphire introduced many new things to the franchise, such as weather, abilities, natures, double battles, a deeper IV system and a heavily overhauled PC; as...

News: Dolphin Up Splashes Onto The North American Wii U eShop February 5th

Dolphin Up Splashes Onto The North American Wii U eShop February 5th

From the sea to the skies

Dolphin Up was expected to wash up on the Wii U eShop last year, and in the end, never arrived. After being lost at sea for several months, the title’s publisher, Rawkins Games, has now revealed Dolphin Up will be released in North America next month, on 5th February. As originally reported, Dolphin Up for Wii U is a...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X is so Sizeable That It Almost Needed More Than One Disc

Xenoblade Chronicles X is so Sizeable That It Almost Needed More Than One Disc

Not far off 25GB, then

With the release of Xenoblade Chronicles X just a few months away in Japan, the official social network accounts for the game are revealing more details; an interesting update now relates to the file size of the game. Other recent details have highlighted the sheer size of the game world, which has a non-linear approach and...

Video: You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy

You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy

Yes, you really do

Metroid Prime Trilogy is finally here - no longer will you need to trawl eBay for highly priced retail copies, because now you can play three amazing games, in one package, for a much more affordable price. Until 5th February the price is downright outrageous, a promotional cost of $9.99 / €9.99 / £8.99; that's for one of the...

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...