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News: Shovel Knight Now Available In Europe On The Wii U And 3DS eShops

Shovel Knight Now Available In Europe On The Wii U And 3DS eShops

Release day has arrived!

While North American Nintendo fans have been enjoying Shovel Knight since June, Wii U and 3DS owners in Europe have been waiting for the release of the title in their own region for some time now. With what's likely to be the final Nintendo Direct presentation for the year now out of the way, European Wii U and 3DS owners...

News: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Arriving On Nintendo 3DS In Spring 2015

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Arriving On Nintendo 3DS In Spring 2015

European launch confirmed for May

It has been confirmed during today's Nintendo Direct that Intelligent Systems' tactical RPG Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS next Spring. The title was first announced during E3, which makes this launch surprisingly swift. Nintendo has confirmed that the European release will happen in May...

News: The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask Confirmed For Spring 2015 Nintendo 3DS Release

The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask Confirmed For Spring 2015 Nintendo 3DS Release

The rumours are (finally) true

It has long been rumoured that The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask would be coming to the Nintendo 3DS to join its N64 sibling Ocarina of Time, and it has finally been confirmed during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast. The adventure was originally released in 1999, and is considered to be one of the most unique...

Nintendo Direct: Watch The North American November Nintendo Direct - Live!

Watch The North American November Nintendo Direct - Live!

The hype train's making another stop

It's time for Nintendo's latest Direct, which is set to cover a range of upcoming Wii U and 3DS games. There's a lot that could be covered, ranging from Holiday releases, DLC, early 2015 games or even all-new surprises. Join us to follow all the action from the North American broadcast. #NintendoDirect...

Video: What Is Contained Within The Lush Euro-Only Bayonetta 2 First Print Edition?

What Is Contained Within The Lush Euro-Only Bayonetta 2 First Print Edition?

Find out with your trusty guide, Lydia

Bayonetta 2's gorgeous First Print Edition is pretty special, but don't just take our word for it — cast your eyes over the unboxing video below to see the proof for yourself! This chunky pack — exclusive to Europe — contains not only the Wii U exclusive sequel, but its critically acclaimed forerunner as...

Video: Developer Diaries Take Us Behind The Bricks Of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Developer Diaries Take Us Behind The Bricks Of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

''We want to make this game a Lego revolution''

As the release of Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham swoops ever closer, the sheer scale of the game continues to impress. In a pair of developer diaries released today, Traveler's Tales has provided a few new morsels of information, and even more footage to build up the hype. The first focuses primarily on...

News: New Study Finds No Connection Between Video Game Violence And Its Real-World Equivalent

New Study Finds No Connection Between Video Game Violence And Its Real-World Equivalent

Report suggests violent games actually curb real-world crime

Whenever violence raises its ugly head there is the understandable desire to find a scapegoat, and over the entire course of human history this has often been the entertainment media. In the '50s it was music, in the '70s it was horror movies and from the '80s onwards, the blame has been...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Sells 2 Million Physical Copies, New 3DS Sales Begin to Slow

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Sells 2 Million Physical Copies, New 3DS Sales Begin to Slow

A fairly uneventful week otherwise

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has managed to reach over 2 million physical sales in Japan, and continues to dominate the competition. Keeping things healthy for the 3DS, Yokai Watch 2 comes in at second just ahead of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS by less than a hundred copies. The popularity of Yokai Watch 2 is...

News: Nintendo Releases Footage of Its Upcoming Super Smash Bros. 3DS HOME Themes

Nintendo Releases Footage of Its Upcoming Super Smash Bros. 3DS HOME Themes

Western release dates will be welcome

3DS HOME themes were a popular arrival in a recent system update, and they continue to arrive in the Theme Shop on a regular basis. As is often the case, however, Japanese 3DS owners get a bit more content at a quicker pace; the Super Smash Bros. themes are an example, and Nintendo has now released videos of...

Hardware Classics: The Sega Genesis Nomad

The Sega Genesis Nomad

The less-travelled roadie

During the early '90s Sega's hardware department effectively went crazy. Flushed with the success of the Genesis / Mega Drive in North America and Europe, the company produced a series of commercial duds in an attempt to buttress its 16-bit business in the face of stiff competition from rival Nintendo. The first endeavour...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off Varied Events in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off Varied Events in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Past Your Bedtime can be the last you try at night

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U creeping ever closer, Masahiro Sakurai is still using his Miiverse Pic of the Day posts to show off the game and reveals some new details. Not every entry is particularly thrilling or full of information, but today's post does show us two challenges that'll be found...

News: Paper Monsters Recut Now Pencilled In For 13th November in Europe

Paper Monsters Recut Now Pencilled In For 13th November in Europe

Another download fighting for your eShop credit

The Wii U eShop has had its share of enjoyable releases recently, and another to make its presence felt is Paper Monsters Recut, a platformer originally released on smart devices that has been re-purposed and improved for the home console. It arrived in North America in mid-October, though publisher...

News: Expect To See More Spin-Off Titles Like Hyrule Warriors In 2015, Says Miyamoto

Expect To See More Spin-Off Titles Like Hyrule Warriors In 2015, Says Miyamoto

"I feel that next year's Wii U titles are plentiful"

The Wii U is home to some amazing games, but we've had to wait quite a while to get them. Nintendo has taken longer than expected to become accustomed to the demands of HD development, and this has resulted in some titles taking longer than expected to reach store shelves. However, according to...

News: Online Retailers Offer Huge Discounts on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Hardware Bundles in the UK

Online Retailers Offer Huge Discounts on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Hardware Bundles in the UK

Crazy prices on 8GB systems

We're heading into the most competitive and important sales season of the year, and as a result Nintendo and its rivals will be going all out to convince consumers to splash the cash on their systems and games. Retailers, for their part, will be trying to rapidly clear out old stock and coax gamers to their stores to...

News: This Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Overview Trailer Sets the Scene

This Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Overview Trailer Sets the Scene

It's super effective, naturally

We're now into November, which means that the silly-season of game releases is well and truly here; Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire will be a major part of that in the upcoming weeks when it arrives on 3DS. Hitting North America on 21st November and Europe on 28th November, Nintendo has recently talked up...

News: Mario Kart 8 Software Update Will Unlock amiibo Functionality With Themed Mii Racing Suits

Mario Kart 8 Software Update Will Unlock amiibo Functionality With Themed Mii Racing Suits

Speed meets style

In a recent update to the official Mario Kart 8 site — that seems to have been spotted early be eager fans — Nintendo has revealed some of the first details in relation to the game's long-awaited amiibo functionality, and announced that the relevant software update will be available from November 13th. According to the amiibo...

News: SEGA Outlines Impressive Plans For Sonic Boom Merchandise

SEGA Outlines Impressive Plans For Sonic Boom Merchandise

Don't be blue, there's plenty coming

Sonic the Hedgehog is set to race exclusively onto Nintendo consoles this month with a pair of simultaneous new entries in the series. In an effort to re-invigorate Sega's beloved mascot once again, the company is launching an all-out marketing campaign that's hoping to reach a broad demographic of fans old and...

Feature: Does Super Smash Bros. Wii U's Smash Tour Live Up To Expectations?

Does Super Smash Bros. Wii U's Smash Tour Live Up To Expectations?

Mario & chums party hard

Whilst at Nintendo UK’s headquarters, we were lucky enough to get a go on the brand new mode exclusive to the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros.: Smash Tour. Going in we didn't really know too much about the mode beyond that it was a Mario Party-esque affair with a Smash Bros. flavour. After a short debriefing we managed...

News: The UK's Best Super Smash Bros. Player Is Crowned In A Thrilling Grand Final

The UK's Best Super Smash Bros. Player Is Crowned In A Thrilling Grand Final

Watch our video highlights from the big event

Last Friday saw the culmination of Nintendo's effort to find the best Super Smash Bros. player in the whole of the UK, with the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Grand Finals taking place at the historic York Hall in London. 32 finalists — picked during national heats which took place all over the...

News: New Nintendo Direct Airing 5th November

New Nintendo Direct Airing 5th November

Remember, remember

Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Direct video that will stream tomorrow – 5th November – coinciding with Guy Fawke's Night here in the UK. The gaming giant did not divulge any particular information about what we can expect to see in this latest live stream, except that it will focus on the games that are coming out...

News: Pikachu Takes Centre Stage at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Pikachu Takes Centre Stage at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

With added Snowpoke

Many of our American readers will be looking forward to Thanksgiving later this month where they can consume their own body weight in turkey and pumpkin. One annual highlight of Thanksgiving is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade which takes place on Thursday 27th November this year. Nintendo fans will be pleased to hear that...

Video: Teenagers Try Their Hand at the Original Super Smash Bros.

Teenagers Try Their Hand at the Original Super Smash Bros.

Arguable levels of success throughout

If you've ever wanted to feel old or skilled at a game from the Super Smash Bros. series, this video should be able to accommodate you. The REACT YouTube channel has taken six teenagers of varying names and sexes and pitted them against one another to see who has the most skill on the N64's classic Super Smash...