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News: Naughty German Retailer Breaks Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Street Date

Naughty German Retailer Breaks Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Street Date

Those rascals

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is just days away, yet it seems a retailer in Germany couldn't even wait for the right month before grabbing some sales on the title. It is sure to be one of the year's biggest releases on 3DS, yet any street date-breaking sales will inevitably frustrate Nintendo. The apparent early sale was posted...

Video: Which Indie Developer Is Best At Mario Kart 8?

Which Indie Developer Is Best At Mario Kart 8?

We didn't know either, so we decided to find out

As we've already mentioned several times before until we're blue in the face, we helped Nintendo UK host the official UK Mario Kart 8 Championships at this year's EGX. During the four days we held daily competitions so attendees could show off their skills, as well as two special races which featured...

News: Master Quest DLC Details Emerge for Hyrule Warriors

Master Quest DLC Details Emerge for Hyrule Warriors

Play as Cia, the villain with the insane 'figure'

Hyrule Warriors is now bringing hack and slash mayhem to gamers around the world, but Koei Tecmo is busy producing multiple paid-DLC packs to tempt us to buy more. A major entry is due on 16th October with the Master Quest DLC pack, which has already been confirmed to feature Epona as a rather scary...

News: Ocarina of Time gets a 2D Makeover

Ocarina of Time gets a 2D Makeover

Downgradin' and relaxin'

A group of Zelda fans have decided to take the classic gameplay and graphics from A Link to the Past and apply it to what is arguably the most famous outing the the Zelda series, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The game is in the very early stages, and it’s not clear what engine the game is running on, but it’s...

News: Warlocks Battles For Final Funding Push, With Wii U Version Planned

Warlocks Battles For Final Funding Push, With Wii U Version Planned

Fast-paced pixel action

In the absence of our Kickstarter update, which will return in the coming days, it seems like a good time to highlight Warlocks, a campaign close to closure that is targeting Wii U. A fast paced action platformer with pixel graphics, at the time of writing it's raised nearly $19,000 of its $25,000 goal, with around 60 hours...

News: Nexis Games is Developing U Craft, a Minecraft Clone, for the eShop

Nexis Games is Developing U Craft, a Minecraft Clone, for the eShop

Aiming for before Christmas

The continuing absence of Minecraft from Nintendo systems — a release even less likely following Microsoft's acquisition of Mojang — continues to frustrate some, especially considering the phenomenal popularity of the game. In recent days news emerged of a Minecraft clone on the way to Wii U, though we were...

Book Review: Boss Fight Books - Super Mario Bros. 2

Boss Fight Books - Super Mario Bros. 2

Subcon-text

For how unique it is compared to other games in the Mario line, it’s amazing how easily Super Mario Bros. 2 is taken at face value or glossed over entirely. Many fans are happy to share the fact that the game is actually a reskin of Japanese title Doki Doki Panic after the original Super Mario Bros. sequel was deemed too difficult...

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

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

Master Hand mystery! Conquest! Mii Outfits! More!

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is now just days away from arriving all around the world, much to our delight, and it looks set to be just the beginning as we then look ahead to the Wii U release later in the year. It's almost too much to handle. Yet handle it we must, and we still have Masahiro...

Video: Here Are Some Cool Facts Around the DS

Here Are Some Cool Facts Around the DS

Thank goodness it wasn't called City Boy

The DS family of systems is a fundamental part of Nintendo's history for multiple — and obvious — reasons: it is the company's most successful hardware and the second highest-selling in the industry's history, it introduced a new brand that lives on with the 3DS family, and it sidelined the iconic Game...

Video: Japanese Commercial For New 3DS Highlights Those Fetching "Kisekae Plate" Covers

Japanese Commercial For New 3DS Highlights Those Fetching "Kisekae Plate" Covers

Dressing up time

The Japanese launch of the New 3DS is just around the corner, and Nintendo is running commercials in its homeland to promote the customisable nature of the system. The standard New 3DS — not the New 3DS XL — features interchangeable "Kisekae Plate" covers which are sold separately and come in a wide range of eye-catching...

News: Fantasy Life Makes Top 10 UK Chart Début as Hyrule Warriors Loses Its Base

Fantasy Life Makes Top 10 UK Chart Début as Hyrule Warriors Loses Its Base

Some football game dominates proceedings

This past weekend saw the release of FIFA 15 around the world, and unsurprisingly it's dominated the latest chart results for the UK. According to Chart-Track the EA title "accounts for 80% of all entertainment software units this week and a whopping 87% of revenue". That's crazy, though Nintendo did get a...

Weirdness: Sears' Listing for 3DS is Wacky and Brilliant

Sears' Listing for 3DS is Wacky and Brilliant

With features like these, why wouldn't you want one?

It's the end of a long week, and perhaps you're taking a break from your weekend activities — gaming, perhaps? Now is the perfect time, then, to read a product description for 3DS that was clearly written by an individual that's never used one. The following product description is from Sears, a...

Weirdness: This Original Life-Sized Pikachu Needs A Home

This Original Life-Sized Pikachu Needs A Home

Just don’t break your back lugging this pocket monster about

Collectibles are a major part of gaming, at least for those that are most enthusiastic. Weighing in at 6kg, the stuffed Pikachu pictured above is a good example being offered by Japanese brand, department and clothing chain, Beams. Due for release in November, local customers have been...

News: Club Nintendo Members In Australia To Receive Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Demo Via Exclusive Email

Club Nintendo Members In Australia To Receive Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Demo Via Exclusive Email

Transparent 2DS release date and price also revealed

Nintendo Australia has revealed that select Club Nintendo members in the land down under will receive an exclusive email code for the Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version from 15th October onwards, with the demo to be made publicly available at selected retailers (yet to...

News: Pokémon Trading Card Game Launches on iOS in Canada

Pokémon Trading Card Game Launches on iOS in Canada

More regions no doubt to follow soon

Earlier this year, during the Pokémon World Championship, a Pokémon Trading Card Game app was confirmed for iPad. It caused some debate due to the choice of platform, with some sharing the view that they'd have preferred to see the app on Wii U and / or 3DS instead. In any case, it seems the initial roll-out...

News: Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition Sparks Huge Numbers of Fans to Queue Through the Night

Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition Sparks Huge Numbers of Fans to Queue Through the Night

Or buy it on eBay for ten times the price

Hyrule Warriors was released in North America today, but the limited edition was for an undisclosed reason only available in the Nintendo World Store in New York. This peculiar move caused eager fans to queue through the night in order to have a chance at owning a copy. Copies were so limited that staff...

News: Miiverse Currently Affected by Maintenance, More Wii U and 3DS Work Planned

Miiverse Currently Affected by Maintenance, More Wii U and 3DS Work Planned

Various periods of disruption ahead

Nintendo often completes minor maintenance on its Network and eShop platforms, though is lining up a fairly major period of work that'll disrupt most aspects of the company's online services. At the time of writing Nintendo is advising of intermittent access problems for Miiverse on the Wii U and 3DS, since 3pm...