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News: 3DS RPG Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven Is Heading West This June

3DS RPG Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven Is Heading West This June

From the producer of Rune Factory and Story of Seasons

Publisher Marvelous has confirmed that Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven is heading west this June. The strategy RPG - produced by Yoshifumi Hashimoto, the man behind Harvest Moon, Rune Factory and Story of Seasons - will be getting a physical and digital release in North America, where it launches...

News: Famitsu Unleashes Xenoblade Chronicles X Score

Famitsu Unleashes Xenoblade Chronicles X Score

Famitsu Dolls Itself Up

It's finally here guys, and we couldn't be more enthusiastic. Monolith Soft and Nintendo have been drip feeding its fans for months now, with screenshots, soundtrack teasers, and even a brand new story trailer, but as the Japanese release is fast approaching, the Famitsu Scores are in. World renowned gaming magazine Famitsu...

Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and Modern Media Continue to Damage Its Image

Nintendo's Problems With Trends and Modern Media Continue to Damage Its Image

Its need for control costs it vital audiences

We've argued the case before that Nintendo needs to modernise and drastically improve its attitudes to modern media, in terms of YouTube and social media platforms. It's easy to be defensive of its efforts, too, but we feel some recent statistics truly highlight the folly of Nintendo's current approach...

News: Avengers: Age of Ultron DLC Rolling Out to Zen Pinball 2 Soon

Avengers: Age of Ultron DLC Rolling Out to Zen Pinball 2 Soon

We're going to show you something... beautiful

Excited cinema goers will be rushing in droves to see the latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Avengers: Age of Ultron hits the silver screen in Europe later this week. (Sorry North America, you'll have to wait until 1st May). Of course, every cinematic blockbuster such as this has a...

News: Splatoon Creation Was Inspired by Rare's Perfect Dark

Splatoon Creation Was Inspired by Rare's Perfect Dark

Making something fun, new, different and not a shooter

As the release date for Nintendo's colourful multiplayer ink-em-up Splatoon draws ever closer, we're starting to get more and more insights into the rationale behind the development of the game. GamesRadar+ recently interviewed Producer Hisashi Nogami and it turns out that Rare's classic N64 FPS...

News: Sonic Boom Was Originally Called Sonic Synergy, Alternative Character Designs Emerge

Sonic Boom Was Originally Called Sonic Synergy, Alternative Character Designs Emerge

Game would likely have still been a bit pants

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal are unlikely to be talked of fondly in years to come, which is a pity for the slightly more competent 3DS title. Rise of Lyric on Wii U, however, was particularly poorly received, from the character designs down to the gameplay, but most...

Video: New Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Goes Big on Drama, Plot and Battles

New Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Goes Big on Drama, Plot and Battles

Cat also sighted

It pains us to say it, with pangs of jealousy that are almost overwhelming, but Xenoblade Chronicles X arrives in Japan very soon. The sizeable adventure will bring the series into a new setting and with a host of fresh systems and mechanics, all in lovely HD. With release approaching Nintendo has unleashed another video to show it...

News: Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle Confirmed for PAL Regions, Arrives In Australia and New Zealand 30th May

Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle Confirmed for PAL Regions, Arrives In Australia and New Zealand 30th May

Launches in Europe on 19th June

Following the North American confirmation, Nintendo has revealed Australia, New Zealand and Europe will also receive a special hardware bundle to celebrate next month's release of team-based squid shooter, Splatoon, on the Wii U. Launching 30th May in Australia and New Zealand alongside the game's release, the...

Video: A Closer Look at Classic Mode in Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight

A Closer Look at Classic Mode in Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight

For you hardcore dungeon crawling enthusiasts

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight is set to be quite the content rich package, featuring two parallel game modes that promise to offer roughly the same amount of content. The newest mode, Story Mode, will follow the adventures of the Fafnir Knight and be much more focused on story and feature...

News: Challenge Mode to Accompany Shovel Knight's Plague of Shadows Update

Challenge Mode to Accompany Shovel Knight's Plague of Shadows Update

Japanese localization also on the way!

As exceedingly rad as Shovel Knight is, the radness velocity only climbs upon the realization that Yacht Club Games is still digging up free add-ons, updates and treats that will keep the game fresh for quite some time. We previously learned that the Plague of Shadows expansion is on its way, but Yacht Club has...

News: Cube Creator 3D Bringing a Minecraft-Style Experience to 3DS This Week in North America

Cube Creator 3D Bringing a Minecraft-Style Experience to 3DS This Week in North America

Demo has been downloaded over 260,000 times

Nintendo systems may be lacking the selling power of Minecraft, but a number of developers have been endeavouring to fill the gap. The latest to throw their hats into the ring are collaborators Big John Games and Gamers Digital, with Cube Creator 3D - it's arriving on the eShop in North America this week...

Video: Nintendo Inks In 'Claim Your Turf' Marketing Campaign With New Commercial

Nintendo Inks In 'Claim Your Turf' Marketing Campaign With New Commercial

Pre-orders now open for Splatoon Wii U hardware bundle, too

With its release due on 29th May, we can expect Nintendo to ramp up its efforts in turning Splatoon into a big hit for the Wii U. Nintendo of America has taken its chance today to kick off its efforts, just recently announcing a Splatoon Wii U hardware bundle exclusive to Best Buy in North...

News: Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations Heading to Wii U and 3DS This Fall

Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations Heading to Wii U and 3DS This Fall

It's all going 3D

Adventure Time, the quirky show with fans of various ages, hasn't been short of video games to spread its brand. Nintendo systems have benefited from these titles, too, with the Wii U and 3DS being rather well served. It's not surprising, then, that another is on the way this Autumn / Fall - Adventure Time: Finn and Jake...

Video: Go Beyond The Beards With This Behind The Scenes Look At Guitar Hero Live

Go Beyond The Beards With This Behind The Scenes Look At Guitar Hero Live

FreeStyleGames opens its doors

Activision is relaunching its famous Guitar Hero brand as Guitar Hero Live, a game which not only offers a new-look controller but also focuses on using live-action footage to deliver a more immersive experience. It's coming to the Wii U - as well as other formats - this year. FreeStyleGames is the studio in charge,...

News: Image & Form Announces 'SteamWorld Ambassador' Challenges

Image & Form Announces 'SteamWorld Ambassador' Challenges

Play SteamWorld Heist before anyone else

SteamWorld Heist is due to start arriving in Fall this year, with the 3DS and Wii U eShop stores on the list of supported platforms. A spin-off from SteamWorld Dig, its blend of a steampunk aesthetic with 2D turn-based strategy is certainly full of potential. Developer Image & Form is now launching a set...

News: Super Mario 64 HD Triggers Surge Of YouTube Interest In Nintendo's Famous Mascot

Super Mario 64 HD Triggers Surge Of YouTube Interest In Nintendo's Famous Mascot

But given Nintendo's stance on fan-made videos, it might be short-lived

While Minecraft continues to dominate YouTube when it comes to video game-related content, March saw Super Mario entering the top ten game franchises on YouTube list, thanks to a flood of videos being posted using the fan-made Super Mario 64 HD project. The chart - compiled...

News: Space Hulk Will Be Docking With The Wii U eShop On May 2nd

Space Hulk Will Be Docking With The Wii U eShop On May 2nd

Stealer's Kiss

Turn-based tactical strategy game Space Hulk will be hitting the North American Wii U eShop on May 2nd. Based on the Games Workshop board game, Space Hulk sees you taking control of a team of Space Marine Terminators tasked with boarding derelict spaceships and ridding them of the alien Genestealer menace contained within. The...

News: Bravely Second Offers Over 100 Hours Of Gameplay, Producer Already Has Plans For Third Game

Bravely Second Offers Over 100 Hours Of Gameplay, Producer Already Has Plans For Third Game

"We’ve packed it with all the ideas we can think of"

Bravely Second: End Layer launches this week in Japan, and Famitsu has been speaking to producer Tomoya Asano and assistant producer Shinji Takahashi about the game ahead of release. Both seem to be pretty pleased with how the sequel has turned out, with Takahashi stating: I feel like there's...

News: Best Buy Nabs Exclusive Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle in North America

Best Buy Nabs Exclusive Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle in North America

Costs $299.99 and also includes Nintendo Land

Splatoon is the next major Wii U retail release on the way from Nintendo, arriving in Europe and North America on 29th May - the latter region now has a confirmed Wii U hardware bundle to look forward to, as Nintendo aims to convert hype around the colourful shooter into some additional system sales...

Interview: AVGN Adventures Developer on Influences, Spinning 'Bad' to Good and Miiverse Screenshots

AVGN Adventures Developer on Influences, Spinning 'Bad' to Good and Miiverse Screenshots

"I'm surprised Miiverse pages don't have an age gate"

It's becoming a trend for YouTube and web celebrities to release their own games, though in a number of cases these games come to smart devices. That was never likely to be the sole focus with Angry Video Gamer Nerd Adventures, however, as it celebrates the expletive-riddled retro 'reviewer' with...

Gallery: Feast Your Eyes On FullBlast, An Old School Vertical Shooter For The Wii U

Feast Your Eyes On FullBlast, An Old School Vertical Shooter For The Wii U

Two player action promised

Following the PEGI rating we reported on a while back, EnjoyUp Games has confirmed that it will be publishing UFO Crash Games' FullBlast on the Wii U eShop. A vertically-scrolling shooter with 3D visuals and a heavy metal soundtrack, FullBlast calls to mind the likes of Raiden, Battle Garegga and DoDonPachi. It offers...

News: Hacked Passcodes Leaked For 3DS eShop Microtransaction-Based Title, Pokémon Rumble World

Hacked Passcodes Leaked For 3DS eShop Microtransaction-Based Title, Pokémon Rumble World

Unlocks new Pokémon, outfits and additional diamonds

Nintendo's recently released free-to-play titles have been designed to challenge and push players to their limits in the hope they will at some point seek aid via their wallets. Elements such as set timers, movement limits and special tasks spread out over a day, week or month add to the...

News: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures on 3DS is "All Done" and Awaiting Approval

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures on 3DS is "All Done" and Awaiting Approval

Stereoscopic 3D and dual screen features are included, naturally

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is out now on the Wii U in North America, which allows you to play with handsome HD pixels, though there are undoubtedly some that want to play it on the smaller screens of the 3DS. Shovel Knight and Shantae and the Pirate's Curse are two examples of...

News: Custom Metallic Mega Man amiibo Will be Prize at Upcoming Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Custom Metallic Mega Man amiibo Will be Prize at Upcoming Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Trophy Rush

Super Smash Bros. players and amiibo collectors alike will have the chance to win a rather neat customized Mega Man amiibo at the Wizard World Comic Con in Las Vegas, running 24th to 26th April. A Super Smash Bros. tournament will be held at the event on 25 April at 1pm, with the winner walking away with a custom Metallic Mega Man...