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Video: Footage Surfaces of Cancelled Wii Star Wars Title

Footage Surfaces of Cancelled Wii Star Wars Title

A Rogue Squadron resurrection that never left the base

In what at least feels like a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Factor 5's Rogue Squadron games were all the rage on the N64 and GameCube. Following Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike, the company would attempt some projects for Microsoft and Sony, but either found little success...

News: Shiny Mega Gengar Haunting Up North American GameStops Until 26th October

Shiny Mega Gengar Haunting Up North American GameStops Until 26th October

It's a right white fright!

Visitors to participating GameStops in North America can engage in some early Trick or Treating. From now until 26th October, free codes are being distributed for owners of Pokémon X & Y to possess a Shiny Gengar holding some Gengarite. The Shiny Gengar on its own knows Sludge Wave, a move it can't pick up through...

Gallery: Enjoy a Cuteness Overload in These Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Screens

Enjoy a Cuteness Overload in These Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Screens

D'awwwwwww

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker could quite possibly be the most adorable game played on Wii U systems this Festive season — unless you're in Europe and it's a New Year treat. Last week cleared up release dates and, we shouldn't forget, revealed Toadette as a playable character, tipping this one over the safe levels of cuteness. It is...

News: The Club Nintendo Rewards for October Have Been Confirmed

The Club Nintendo Rewards for October Have Been Confirmed

Kersploosh! 3D Classics: Kid Icarus! StarTropics II! More!

It's that time again, North American Club Nintendo fans, for the monthly rewards update that will try to separate you from your hard-earned virtual coins. This batch shakes things up a little from the last two months, with two 3DS eShop releases included in the portable offerings along with...

News: Nintendo Releases a Sneak Preview of New 3DS HOME Menu Themes

Nintendo Releases a Sneak Preview of New 3DS HOME Menu Themes

You can't see the spinning, though

Following the recent launch of 3DS HOME menu themes Nintendo confirmed that there'd be weekly additions to the Theme Shop, at least in the early days. The European Download Update for this week will bring the next four additions to the Nintendo IP range, which cost $1.99 / €1.99 / £1.79 each. These themes will...

News: Rare Donkey Kong Delights to Grace the Wii U and 3DS

Rare Donkey Kong Delights to Grace the Wii U and 3DS

Games from Rare, not rare games

Today's Nintendo Download Update news for Europe brought a few welcome surprises for Virtual Console fans, including confirmation that this week will bring us the Super NES classic Donkey Kong Country and the VC début of Donkey Kong Land. The good news didn't stop there for DK fans, however. As the detail was buried...

Nintendo Download: 16th October (Europe)

16th October (Europe)

DK delights and discounts, Lone Survivor, themes, PAC-MAN and more

The start of a fresh week can be a happy occasion for European Nintendo gamers, as it means Nintendo Download Update news. While it doesn't always provide thrills and spills, this week's selection certainly has some tempting options, including a new title on Wii U, some retro...

News: Mega Man Felyne Armour Makes Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Even Stranger

Mega Man Felyne Armour Makes Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Even Stranger

Equip a Rush Hammer, too

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be the latest entry in an already strange series — in which characters pose while drinking a potion and can be made to dance and prance on command — and that's absolutely fine; that combination of quirkiness and hardcore challenge is part of its appeal. The new entry is taking things...

News: The New Nintendo 3DS Web Filter Does Successfully Block Adult Content, Most of the Time

The New Nintendo 3DS Web Filter Does Successfully Block Adult Content, Most of the Time

There's a loophole to be fixed

The New Nintendo 3DS is now out in Japan, and it'll be intriguing to see just how much the models boost sales of the hardware in the country. It has various new features, such as a faster CPU, the c-stick and improved stereoscopic 3D viewing, though it's one of the less headline-grabbing inclusions that's recently been...

Video: How Hyrule Warriors Forges A Link With Zelda's Past

How Hyrule Warriors Forges A Link With Zelda's Past

Comparing the legendary locations

There are few locations in the world of gaming that are as close to our hearts as those featured in The Legend of Zelda series. The recently released Hyrule Warriors brings yet another fresh take on these iconic locales, but for those who are don't know their Death Mountains from their Lake Hylias, here's a look at...

News: Rising Star Games' New Online Shop Now Open

Rising Star Games' New Online Shop Now Open

No oddly numbered watches available at time of writing

As part of Rising Star Games' tenth anniversary celebration, the company's own online shop is now open, offering a selection of Rising Star's games and some new merchandise including company logo pins, T-shirts, and mugs. This current selection of products is available as a thank-you to early...

News: Collavier Corporation's Monster Combine TD Is Battling Its Way Onto The 3DS eShop

Collavier Corporation's Monster Combine TD Is Battling Its Way Onto The 3DS eShop

Summon a range of mythical creatures & beasts and enter the fray

Japanese publisher and developer Collavier Corporation, founded in 2008, has announced it is bringing Monster Combine TD exclusively to the 3DS eShop. Monster Combine TD aims to bring fresh and intuitive gameplay to the tower defence genre. Players will embark on an adventure to a...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Videos Show Off Compulsory Screwdriver Skills

New Nintendo 3DS Videos Show Off Compulsory Screwdriver Skills

Required for faffing about with faceplates and micro SD cards

We suspect that a good number of you reading this are preparing to pick up a New Nintendo 3DS later this year (Japan, Australia and New Zealand) or in 2015 (everywhere else), but you'll need more than just a higher-capacity micro SD card — you'll need a screwdriver and a willingness to...

FAQ: Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS

Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS

Got a niggling question? We could have the answer

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is without a doubt one of the biggest releases of the year, and has already shifted almost 3 million copies worldwide. However, if you've not picked it up so far then you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Smash may be popular with seasoned Nintendo...

News: Unused Announcer Audio in Super Smash Bros. References Tournament Mode, 8 Player Smash, and More

Unused Announcer Audio in Super Smash Bros. References Tournament Mode, 8 Player Smash, and More

Contain yourself, it's only audio

Often assets that go unused in games can still be found kicking around in the code somewhere, and it seems that Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is no exception. Audio has been discovered of the announcer declaring a number of modes and features that are not present in the final version. Many of them were present...

News: Captain Toad's Joined by Toadette in Treasure Tracker as European Release Date is Confirmed

Captain Toad's Joined by Toadette in Treasure Tracker as European Release Date is Confirmed

Too cute for words

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will grace stores in North America on 5th December, and now finally has a release date for Europe; it is in January 2015, as previously confirmed — it'll start hunting for treasure in the region on 9th January. It may be spinning off from the bonus levels in Super Mario 3D World, meanwhile, but...

Weirdness: Monster Hunter Series Producer Denies Existence of the 'Desire Sensor'

Monster Hunter Series Producer Denies Existence of the 'Desire Sensor'

Does confirm need for gloves while playing

For those who don't know, the Monster Hunter series of games is rumored among fans to have the unique and utterly frustrating functionality of a 'desire sensor' which allows the game to detect and purposefully withhold the specific loot that a player needs in order to extend replay value. In an interview...