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First Impressions: Getting Cosy With Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Getting Cosy With Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

How to make a happy home

At Nintendo's E3 presentation two "spin-offs" based on the Animal Crossing series were shown: Animal Crossing amiibo Festival for Wii U, a Mario Party-style interactive board game, and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for 3DS - an interior design based title. To focus on Happy Home Designer, it left many questioning...

Parent Trap: Skylanders SuperChargers Dials Nintendo Love up to Eleven, Even on Wii

Skylanders SuperChargers Dials Nintendo Love up to Eleven, Even on Wii

FGTV learns more about cross-platform compatibility for Wii U, Wii and 3DS

The natural way of things in the video game world is be to moved on to the next generation of console pretty quickly. The Wii has changed all that, for better or worse. Millions of families who don't consider themselves avid gamers still have that little white box tucked...

News: Nintendo Offers Humble Thanks For Condolences Following Satoru Iwata's Funeral

Nintendo Offers Humble Thanks For Condolences Following Satoru Iwata's Funeral

Gives "heartfelt gratitude" to those that attended the service

Following his untimely and devastating passing earlier this week, Satoru Iwata's funeral has now been held in Japan. The Nintendo President passed away on 11th July, aged 55, with the company issuing a notification on 13th July. The official Nintendo Twitter account has now shared its...

News: The Quiet Collection Will Politely Release "Four Old-School Adventure Games" on Wii U

The Quiet Collection Will Politely Release "Four Old-School Adventure Games" on Wii U

Due on 23rd July in North America

Quirky games are to be expected in download stores such as the eShop, and that's no bad thing. The Quiet Collection may fit into that category when it arrives on the North American Wii U store next week - the 23rd July release will cost $4.99. What does five bucks get you? This collection from Nostatic Software...

Interview: Senran Kagura Producer Kenichirō Takaki Bares All

Senran Kagura Producer Kenichirō Takaki Bares All

“I love games, I love girls, and I love sexy stuff”

The Senran Kagura series famously - and perhaps apocryphally - began life when its creator, Kenichirō Takaki, decided that the Nintendo 3DS' stereoscopic display was destined to display one thing over all else: breasts. Setting to work to fulfill his dream, Takaki-san produced two tales of...

Nintendo Download: 16th July (North America)

16th July (North America)

Tiny Galaxy, airport management, Blaster Master, G.G Series and more

Following the passing of Satoru Iwata earlier this week Nintendo isn't actively issuing press releases at the time of writing; as a result the following is based upon checking the eShop stores. We have a promising Nindie effort on Wii U, a couple of quirky efforts on 3DS, more G.G...

Nintendo Download: 16th July (Europe)

16th July (Europe)

Mario & Luigi, Capcom classics, PokéPark and more

Due to the passing of Satoru Iwata earlier this week the information for the European Nintendo Download Update wasn't issued without request. The details are available now, and we have some particularly promising retro and familiar releases along with a music streaming service on Wii U, while the...

News: Rakoo & Friends is Racing Onto the Wii U eShop

Rakoo & Friends is Racing Onto the Wii U eShop

Adapted for Wii U with exclusive multiplayer mode

In the past couple of years we've seen some download titles transition from touch devices to the Wii U. The latest to do so is Rakoo & Friends, which was originally brought to smart devices by Bandai Namco as Rakoo's Adventure. This new version has its name change courtesy of an exclusive...

News: Pokkén Tournament Launch Brings Hype and Début Trailer for Blaziken 

Pokkén Tournament Launch Brings Hype and Début Trailer for Blaziken 

Western gamers play the waiting game

Pokkén Tournament has made its bow in Japanese arcades - the Bandai Namco-developed brawler has had plenty of months in build up and playtests and is now out in the wild. Accompanying the launch was a Famitsu announcement that Blaziken will be added to the game in August, and the début trailer has now been...

News: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Update Tackles the Important Stuff, Like Fido's "Naughty Habits"

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Update Tackles the Important Stuff, Like Fido's "Naughty Habits"

Out now in North America

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley was a divisive 3DS entry in the franchise, with some opinion that Natsume's attempts at modernising and evolving the series weren't a success; for our part we considered it to be below par. In any case, it'll have its fans, and around eight months after its release Natsume has issued an update...

News: Sharing to Miiverse in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a Breeze

Sharing to Miiverse in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a Breeze

No booting into the Home Menu here

Nintendo recently updated the Japanese website for the upcoming Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer on the 3DS, and lots of new information about the sharing functionality within the game has been revealed. In addition to posting images to Twitter and Facebook via the Image Sharing feature - as was the case in...

News: Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria is the Next Wii U and 3DS Cross-Buy Release

Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria is the Next Wii U and 3DS Cross-Buy Release

Out next week in North America

Choice Provisions - which we feel obliged to point out was formerly known as Gaijin Games - has confirmed that its next title will also be the latest cross-buy offering between Wii U and 3DS. The company is publishing Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria, a quirky RPG originally developed by Muteki Corp. It's a...

News: The Famicom is 32 Years Old Today

The Famicom is 32 Years Old Today

Should have a steady job and a mortgage by now

Here's one to make some of us feel old - the Famicom is 32 years old today, released in Japan on 15th July 1983. It was, of course, the system that would be revamped and remodelled as the NES in October 1985 in North America. Famicom was the shortened name for Family Computer; a key difference of...

First Impressions: Basking in the Glow of Atlus' Legendary Lineup

Basking in the Glow of Atlus' Legendary Lineup

We take a look at Stella Glow and Legend of Legacy

From a steady stream of Shin Megami Tensei titles to an ever-growing assortment of Etrian Odyssey outings, it's safe to say that Atlus has shown the 3DS a massive amount of JRPG love over the past few years. The company's lineup at E3 last month continued that happy trend, but what was especially...

News: The Great Ace Attorney and Yo-Kai Watch Lead The Way for 3DS in Japan

The Great Ace Attorney and Yo-Kai Watch Lead The Way for 3DS in Japan

3DS still number one in hardware

It's a Wednesday, which means it's Media Create chart results day in Japan. This week brought some notable new releases, with the 3DS faring particularly well while the Wii U hangs on to five figure hardware sales. Kicking off with software, Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad - an action spin-off...

News: Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 Announced for 3DS in Japan

Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 Announced for 3DS in Japan

Its predecessor came to the West...

Square Enix keeps bringing Dragon Quest games to the 3DS - sometimes they're remakes and on other occasions they're all-new games. Localisation has been an area of concern for gamers outside Japan, though teases around Dragon Quest VII and VIII keep ramping up. A new 3DS title has been announced in Weekly Jump...

News: Multiple Sources Point to Nintendo of America U-Turn on Publishing Devil's Third

Multiple Sources Point to Nintendo of America U-Turn on Publishing Devil's Third

Lots of whispers make a lot of noise

Today we've shared our first impressions of Devil's Third, which aren't particularly positive. Focused solely on the single player campaign for now, we've highlighted concerns with performance, design and a range of factors. In some respects it's silly fun, but there are a number of issues hindering our enjoyment...

Ninterview: Meet The Man Who Makes Hip-Hop Music From Classic Nintendo Hardware

Meet The Man Who Makes Hip-Hop Music From Classic Nintendo Hardware

"The controller we have created is like wearing my childhood round my neck"

We recently came across a UK based hip-hop producer and DJ by the name of Imperial, who makes quite a striking impression with a strange musical instrument strapped around his neck, which has parts that might seem very familiar to our readers. This musical instrument is...

News: Prime Day Brings a Few Deals for Nintendo Fans in the UK

Prime Day Brings a Few Deals for Nintendo Fans in the UK

Including a Wii U bundle

If you've missed the marketing from Amazon around 'Prime Day', we salute you. Essentially an Amazon-only attempt at a mini Black Friday, it's being promoted as a tempter for the company's Prime service, which costs a decent amount of money in exchange for free and quick deliveries and access to Prime Instant Video. Of...

News: 2D Action-RPG Dark Flame Has A Chance Of Coming To Wii U eShop If Nintendo Fans Show Interest

2D Action-RPG Dark Flame Has A Chance Of Coming To Wii U eShop If Nintendo Fans Show Interest

Kickstarter assisting the process

The creator of the Metroidvania-style 2D Action-RPG, Dark Flame, has tweeted the title has a chance of a release on the Wii U eShop if Nintendo fans show their support. Dark Flame's creator is looking at taking his project to Kickstarter in hope of gaining funds to hire a few professionals and further polish the...