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News: Nintendo Bringing Some Big Hits and amiibo Competitions to WonderCon This Weekend

Nintendo Bringing Some Big Hits and amiibo Competitions to WonderCon This Weekend

Win a Gold Mario amiibo

This weekend - from 3rd to 5th April - the Anaheim Convention Center in California will be taken over by WonderCon, an expo that celebrates films, TV, comics and video games. It's an extravaganza of noise, excitement and cosplay, and Nintendo of America has announced its plans for its own booth and events at the expo...

Video: New Nintendo TV Commercial Focuses on amiibo and Support for Multiple Games

New Nintendo TV Commercial Focuses on amiibo and Support for Multiple Games

Mention of Yoshi's Woolly World makes us hope for a release soon

We're finally getting to the stage that, beyond the inevitable 'rare' figures, amiibo toys are readily available in various stores. They may not often be the figures that die-hard collectors want the most, but there's decent stock of standard characters to catch the eyes of shoppers...

Parent Trap: What My Kids Want From Lego's Toys To Life Concept, Lego Dimensions

What My Kids Want From Lego's Toys To Life Concept, Lego Dimensions

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson on the future of Lego video games

Recent rumours of a new Toys to Life product from Lego has the internet buzzing and has made my kids put on their inventor hats. If you missed it, this is the news that Warner will team up with Lego for a new title called Lego Dimensions to compete with Skylanders, Disney Infinity and...

News: Curve Digital Hints At A Possible Appearance In The Upcoming Nintendo Direct

Curve Digital Hints At A Possible Appearance In The Upcoming Nintendo Direct

Let the speculation begin

Curve Digital, responsible for the recently released Wii U and 3DS eShop cross-buy title, OlliOlli, has hinted it will make an appearance at some point during the upcoming Nintendo Direct. Given the success of OlliOlli, and the studio’s previous experience with Nintendo’s digital platforms releasing titles such as

Exclusive: Theatre Musical 'The Legend of Zelda: Harmony of Hyrule' to Tread the Boards of Broadway

Theatre Musical 'The Legend of Zelda: Harmony of Hyrule' to Tread the Boards of Broadway

Everyone sings but Link

When rumours of a Legend of Zelda TV series on Netflix circulated, there was an understandable mix of trepidation and excitement; its description of "Game of Thrones for a family audience" certainly raised eyebrows. However, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata subsequently came out and said that the apparent leak was...

Video: Marvel At The Fabulous amiibo Unlocks In Style Savvy Sequel, Girls Mode 3

Marvel At The Fabulous amiibo Unlocks In Style Savvy Sequel, Girls Mode 3

Accessorise with a Kirby handbag, darling

The latest entry in Girls Mode series (known locally as Style Savvy or New Style Boutique depending on where you live) will strut its stuff on the catwalk later this month when it debuts in Japan on 16th April. As with all of Nintendo’s current releases, Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code will receive the...

News: Microsoft Once Had Some Pretty Wild Ideas, Including Making Xbox Free And Buying Nintendo

Microsoft Once Had Some Pretty Wild Ideas, Including Making Xbox Free And Buying Nintendo

"Name a bad idea and it was something we had to deal with"

Back when Microsoft was looking at entering the home gaming market and working on the first Xbox console, people within the company had some pretty far out ideas - precious few of which actually came to pass, thankfully. Speaking to Gamesindustry.biz, Oddworld Inhabitants' Lorne Lanning has...

Video: Something's a Bit Off About this New Trailer for The Great Ace Attorney

Something's a Bit Off About this New Trailer for The Great Ace Attorney

I mean, they made Watson a little girl?! (Oh wait, not that)

With The Great Ace Attorney, the next installment in Capcom's Ace Attorney series, slated for a 9 July release in Japan, the company is drumming up hype with a new trailer featuring a bold new design choice. Taking the setting back to Meiji era Japan and throwing Sherlock Holmes and Watson...

News: Atlus USA is Localising Stella Glow on Nintendo 3DS for North American RPG Fans

Atlus USA is Localising Stella Glow on Nintendo 3DS for North American RPG Fans

From the makers of the Luminous Arc series

Atlus is really keeping the ball rolling regarding its localised releases. With the impending releases of Etrian Mystery Dungeon and Etrian Odyssey II Untold: The Fafnir Knight already confirmed, there’s now an additional title - a new IP - to join them. Atlus announced today that it will be bringing...

Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the Wii U Over The Legend of Zelda's Delay

It's Too Early to Write Off the Wii U Over The Legend of Zelda's Delay

The upcoming Nintendo Direct may show why

The delay of The Legend of Zelda on Wii U was undoubtedly disappointing for fans excited about its original 2015 release, but many reacted with a degree of acceptance - better to wait longer for a classic than have an underwhelming end result was a common refrain. We suggested the delay was perhaps good...

Video: Extended SteamWorld Heist Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Latest Build

Extended SteamWorld Heist Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Latest Build

Due from Fall onwards, including Wii U and 3DS

SteamWorld Heist, the anticipated follow up to SteamWorld Dig, has evidently been progressing well in development. Image & Form took a new build of the title to various expos in March, and has today released a fresh trailer to show off the strides its made since its initial reveal in 2014. Very...

News: Pac-Man Makes a Playable Appearance in Google Maps

Pac-Man Makes a Playable Appearance in Google Maps

It's already 1st April in Japan and Australia...

April Fools' Day has begun, or at least that's how we're interpreting the latest shenanigans from Google. With 1st April rolling around in some countries, there is now playable Pac-Man embedded into Google Maps, which is certainly a fun way to waste time and get directions all at once. When you head...

News: Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With Updates on Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With Updates on Wii U and 3DS

Not an April Fools - Treehouse broadcast after the Direct

It's been a long wait since the last broadcast on 14th January, but we finally have a date and time for the next Nintendo Direct broadcast. It's happening on 1st April at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern / 11pm UK / midnight CET; no, it's not an April Fools prank! Though there have been major...

News: You Can Now Create Your Very Own Game & Watch Handheld

You Can Now Create Your Very Own Game & Watch Handheld

Soldering skills required

While some believe that Nintendo's domination of the handheld market started with the Game Boy, it was in fact the Game & Watch series which really kicked things off for the Japanese firm. The brainchild of Gunpei Yokoi - the same man who created the Game Boy - these simple LCD portables sold millions during the '80s...

News: Did Atlus USA Just Tease Attack On Titan Localisation News By Scoffing A Hotdog?

Did Atlus USA Just Tease Attack On Titan Localisation News By Scoffing A Hotdog?

Stranger things have happened...

We've long suspected that Attack On Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind could be coming to the west - after all, the game has an Australian age rating now - but we're still waiting on official confirmation that it's happening. It would appear that Atlus USA - the company listed on the Australian rating as the publisher...