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News: Keiji Inafune Juiced Up Azure Striker Gunvolt

Keiji Inafune Juiced Up Azure Striker Gunvolt

You don't get to become an "action director" for nothing

Action platformer fans might already know that Mega Man designer Keiji Inafune and Inti Creates are in cahoots. The development company is lending its considerable talent toward the production of Inafune's Mighty No. 9 while Inafune was announced as "action director" of Inti Creates's Azure...

News: illo: birth of the cool is Getting Ready to Chill Out on the Wii U and 3DS eShop

illo: birth of the cool is Getting Ready to Chill Out on the Wii U and 3DS eShop

So cool that capitalisation isn't needed

While Gamescom in Germany may have been dominated by major presentations from Sony and Microsoft, in particular, the massive event had plenty more on show besides the headline grabbing games. One of these titles was illo: birth of the cool from Raylight Games, an intriguing cross-platform puzzle platformer...

News: BLAZBLUE -CLONEPHANTASMA- is Battling Onto the 3DS eShop on 21st August

BLAZBLUE -CLONEPHANTASMA- is Battling Onto the 3DS eShop on 21st August

Button tapping mayhem

BlazBlue is a franchise that's only made one retail appearance on Nintendo hardware with Continuum Shift 2, but it's coming back to the 3DS in a more cutesy, download-friendly format. BLAZBLUE -CLONEPHANTASMA- — that's the publisher's use of block capitals, not ours — is arriving on the 3DS eShop in North America in this...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS File Size is 2.1GB, According to Japanese Packaging

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS File Size is 2.1GB, According to Japanese Packaging

Let the battle for space commence!

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is a huge release for Nintendo's portable in October, and it also looks like it'll be a sizeable title in another key respect. If images of Japanese packaging are to be believed this will demand a fair bit of space on many SD cards. According to the images posted on NeoGaf, the...

News: Capcom Outlines Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Shark Creature's Real World Inspiration

Capcom Outlines Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Shark Creature's Real World Inspiration

"It eats... and it makes little Zamtrios."

Further showcasing Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate designs drawn from real-world creatures but made even more spiky, Capcom community specialist Yuri Araujo is celebrating the end of the Discovery Channel's Shark Week by sharing some early designs and concept art for Monster Hunter's shark analogue, the...

News: Fantasy Life Offers Multiple Ways to Connect With Other Adventurers

Fantasy Life Offers Multiple Ways to Connect With Other Adventurers

Work experience

It's likely that Fantasy Life will be given a fairly substantial marketing push by Nintendo and Level-5 ahead of its release in the West, arriving in Europe and North America in September and October respectively. It's an adventure RPG on 3DS that promises plenty of depth in its mechanics and in the size of the world, with a visual...

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

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

Mii outfits! Meta Knight! Mega Man! More!

It feels like we're approaching the home straight of Super Smash Bros. hype, with the nights (slowly) drawing in and the arrival of the 3DS entry well under two months away. There are still some mysteries to be unravelled, however, and Masahiro Sakurai has been upping his efforts to get gamers excited about...

News: A Whopping 5-Disc Bayonetta 2 Soundtrack Will be Released in Japan

A Whopping 5-Disc Bayonetta 2 Soundtrack Will be Released in Japan

Bewitching

Bayonetta 2 arrives in Western territories this October, and we think you should be excited about it. It's impressed us a great deal so far, with fast-paced action, gorgeous visuals and a soundtrack that pushes you onwards. It's great news — if you're in Japan — that the soundtrack is all set for a full release in the country...

Nintendo Download: 21st August (Europe)

21st August (Europe)

Double Dragon's back, classic portable Mega Man, demos, discounts and more

Monday morning can be a slightly bleak time, but it is brightened up by the European Nintendo Download Update that shows us what's on the way in the coming week. It seems like a fairly modest line-up this week, though there are some enticing retro options, demos and some...

Gallery: Exploring the Pokémon World Championships in Photos - Day 3

Exploring the Pokémon World Championships in Photos - Day 3

They want to be the very best, like no one ever was

The Pokémon World Championships in Washington, D.C. wrapped up today, with champions emerging victorious in a dazzling spectacle of wit and Kangaskhans. Canadian Andrew Estrada was crowned the winner of the Trading Card Game Masters Division, while Korean Se Jun Park took home the Masters Division...

Weirdness: Check Out this LEGO Bob-Omb Battlefield Reconstruction

Check Out this LEGO Bob-Omb Battlefield Reconstruction

In more than 64 bits

Everybody likes to celebrate their passion in different ways, and one intrepid gamer has recreated the entirety of Bob-Omb Battlefield from Super Mario 64 entirely from LEGO bricks. The detail is phenomenal, the enormous Chain-Chomp taking centre place, and King Bob-Omb in his rightful place perched atop the hill. Goombas,...

Interview: The Pokémon Company International's J.C. Smith on World Championships and Expanding the Brand

The Pokémon Company International's J.C. Smith on World Championships and Expanding the Brand

Hints at a Mega Evolution for Slowking?!

During this weekend's Pokémon World Championships in Washington, DC, we were able to catch up with J.C. Smith, the Director of Consumer Marketing for the Pokémon Company International, to talk about the competitive scene, the Trading Card Game Online, and Pokémon's worldwide appeal. Whether you're here...

Gallery: Exploring the Pokémon World Championships in Photos - Day 2

Exploring the Pokémon World Championships in Photos - Day 2

Even more cute hats

After a day of last-chance qualifiers yesterday, the Pokémon World Championships began in earnest this sunny Saturday in Washington, D.C. While the only competitors in attendance were the few who made it through to the tournament proper, the spectators came in droves today, packing the convention center's large ballroom wall to...

Video: Mega Slowbro Spins its Stuff in New Trailer

Mega Slowbro Spins its Stuff in New Trailer

Like a record, baby

Mega Slowbro was leaked accidentally earlier this week by Nintendo's official Korean website, and now the west has acknowledged its existence with a new trailer revealed earlier today. Mega Slowbro's ability changes with the transformation into Shell Armour as well as giving the pink rascal additional defence and special attack...

Play & Win: Join the UK Mario Kart 8 Championship First Heat - Today!

Join the UK Mario Kart 8 Championship First Heat - Today!

Qualification for the grand final is up for grabs

The time has finally come for the first heat of the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in the UK, which we're running in association with the Nintendo Official UK Store. It's all in aid of a quest to find the country's fastest Mario Kart 8 racer, and to have some fun at the same time. This Championship...

Feature: Watch The Pokémon World Championships - Live!

Watch The Pokémon World Championships - Live!

Now it gets serious

After National Championships around the world, hundreds of players have descended upon Washington, D.C. with the hope of become a World Champion. The Pokémon World Championships are the pinnacle of competitive battling, and it's being broadcast live for us all to enjoy. Today is the opening day of coverage, which will include...