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News: Second Week of Throwback Sale Goes Live on North American eShop

Second Week of Throwback Sale Goes Live on North American eShop

Six more classics to add to your collection

This week's big Wii retail game making its way to the Wii U eShop in North America is none other than Punch-Out!! Launching at 50% off the regular price, the revamped classic brings along with it the next wave of Throwback Sales across both NA eShops. These deals will be available until the next update on...

Nintendo Download: 22nd January (North America)

22nd January (North America)

Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth, S.C.A.T., discounts and more

As another week heads to a conclusion Nintendo of America is serving up its next batch of eShop treats, and there's certainly decent variety this time around. We have another Wii title on the eShop, the latest Atlus-published releases, some other intriguing Wii U downloads, a Virtual...

News: Kickstarter Project Aims to Fund a One Day StreetPass Bus Tour From Washington to New York

Kickstarter Project Aims to Fund a One Day StreetPass Bus Tour From Washington to New York

The real magic school bus

Streetpass can be such a wonderful little addition to the day; it's a treat to see that little green light and knowing that various goodies await. All one needs to do is walk by a fellow 3DS owner who has it activated, but here exists a problem with the concept of StreetPass: finding fellow users can be difficult, if not...

Interview: Wales Interactive on its Wii U Breakthrough Year and 2015's Soul Axiom

Wales Interactive on its Wii U Breakthrough Year and 2015's Soul Axiom

"Why be limited by what's perceived to be real?"

2014 brought a number of new developer names to the Wii U eShop, in particular, one of which was Wales Interactive. Its first release on the home console was Gravity Badgers, a physics action puzzles that provided some fun and was relatively well received. It then showed an entirely different side...

News: ​Video: Latest Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call DLC Comes Packed With Fan Service

​Video: Latest Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call DLC Comes Packed With Fan Service

World Ends With You! Chrono Trigger! Romancing SaGa 3!

Square Enix has kindly launched a trailer covering the new batch of DLC content for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call that will be launched in Japan this week. The most exciting part is that four songs from RPG classics Chrono Trigger and The World Ends With You are arriving, as well as a...

News: Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones Ready to Kick Off on 3DS in Europe

Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones Ready to Kick Off on 3DS in Europe

Available in Thunderflash and Wildfire variations

The Inazuma series from Level 5 is rather popular in Japan, and based on the increasing number of localised titles it's also a relative hit in Europe. Though there's always an element of playing catch-up in the EU, the titles continue to arrive, with Inazuma Eleven GO: Light & Shadow being the...

News: Capcom's Ryozo Tsujimoto Feels Monster Hunter Is Gaining Traction In The West

Capcom's Ryozo Tsujimoto Feels Monster Hunter Is Gaining Traction In The West

"I see lots of growth occurring in those regions"

Monster Hunter is massive in Japan. Over the past decade the franchise has sold millions of copies and generated a considerable amount of revenue for creator Capcom; such is its importance in its homeland that it is often credited with turning around the fortunes of the hardware it ships on -...

News: Capcom Offers 5 Beginner Tips On How To Become A Better Monster Hunter

Capcom Offers 5 Beginner Tips On How To Become A Better Monster Hunter

Get the most out of your demo experience

If you’ve played any of the previous entries in Capcom’s insanely popular Monster Hunter series you’ll already know how ruthless the experience can be for first timers. Whilst newcomers are often eager to get their quest underway, it’s important to know the basics and exercise plenty of caution when...

Video: A New Game Theory for Pokémon Lore Gets Rather Scientific

A New Game Theory for Pokémon Lore Gets Rather Scientific

Listen carefully

Figuring out lore in our favourite franchises can be a dangerous game and a potential road to madness, but it's also irresistible to try and apply logic to seemingly disconnected titles. Dedicated fans know that even the official Nintendo timeline for The Legend of Zelda, for example, has elements of retrospective improvisation, and...

News: Nintendo of America Issues a Fresh Batch of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes

Nintendo of America Issues a Fresh Batch of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes

Check those inboxes

Nintendo managed to create a lot of buzz in its Nintendo Direct broadcasts last week, but certainly grabbed plenty of attention by releasing demo codes for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The Club Nintendo distribution kicked off right away in Europe and a day later in North America, with lucky recipients receiving an email with four...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Had a Strong Start With amiibo, But Evolution's a Priority for 2015

Nintendo's Had a Strong Start With amiibo, But Evolution's a Priority for 2015

The Super Mario range doesn't stir the soul like Smash Bros., it seems

When it comes to amiibo we often discuss stock issues, and the fact that acquiring specific toys is akin to obtaining an interesting quote from a politician - difficult and mostly fruitless; yet there's perhaps not enough focus on the concept itself. Until last week its...

News: Former Nintendo Indie Champion Discusses the Company's Decision Making and the eShop Gender Divide

Former Nintendo Indie Champion Discusses the Company's Decision Making and the eShop Gender Divide

"Risk taking is generally not really rewarded"

Dan Adelman's former title at Nintendo - Nintendo of America's Head of Digital Content and Development - doesn't necessarily emphasize the importance of his role at the company. He did integral work in helping to develop and improve how Nintendo dealt with download game developers, and was largely...

News: First 4 Figures Opens Pre-Orders For Its New Wind Waker Range

First 4 Figures Opens Pre-Orders For Its New Wind Waker Range

Kicks-off with the toon King of Evil

As you may know by now, First 4 Figures is a well known entity responsible for creating amazingly-detailed figures, covering an array of game franchises from Super Mario to Worms. It recently announced the latest instalment to its collection, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker series, and has began this...

News: GameStop Cancels European Rosalina amiibo Pre-Orders as the Scrabble for Stock Continues

GameStop Cancels European Rosalina amiibo Pre-Orders as the Scrabble for Stock Continues

Pre-order stock for upcoming wave also woefully short in North America

Wave three of the Super Smash Bros. amiibo is almost upon us, arriving in Europe on 23rd January and North America on 1st February, but we've just been reminded that - while they're lovely in principle - actually getting hold of these figures is a challenge in itself. A member...

News: New 3DS and Nintendo-Exclusive Games Stay On Top in Japanese Charts

New 3DS and Nintendo-Exclusive Games Stay On Top in Japanese Charts

Wii U hardware dips back into four figures, however

Though the start of 2015 has been eventful in terms of announcements from Nintendo, it's been typically quiet on the game release front. That's certainly reflected in the latest Media Create charts in Japan, though the status-quo happens to suit Nintendo's 3DS systems rather well. In terms of...

Video: Eiji Aonuma Shows Off Gyroscope Aiming in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Eiji Aonuma Shows Off Gyroscope Aiming in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

It's in Japanese, but we like watching the footage

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D is so close that we're hallucinating about the real moon plummeting to Earth, and Nintendo has released another video to show off how the new entry takes advantage of the 3DS hardware. In this case it's reprising the rather effective gyroscope aiming controls...

News: Super Smash Bros. Tournament Organiser Steps Down Following Allegations Of Sexual Harassment 

Super Smash Bros. Tournament Organiser Steps Down Following Allegations Of Sexual Harassment 

Johnathan "Alex Strife" Lugo parts company with Apex

It has been confirmed that Johnathan "Alex Strife" Lugo will no longer be involved with the Smash tournament Apex. Lugo - who held the positions of Chief Executive Officer, Sponsorship Manager and Qualifiers Manager at Apex, which he helped found back in 2008 - has voluntarily stepped down...

Rumour: Terraria is Making Its Way to Wii U and 3DS

Terraria is Making Its Way to Wii U and 3DS

Terrariafic

505 Games' Terraria is a 2D sandbox game that falls somewhere in between Minecraft and Metroid on the gameplay spectrum. Featuring vibrant pixel art, exploration, quests, crafting and randomly generated 2D worlds, it's really a wonder this one has taken so long to find its way onto Nintendo platforms. After all, it's been available on...

News: Nintendo Australia Thanks Fans For Support Of Club Nintendo And Explains Closure Process

Nintendo Australia Thanks Fans For Support Of Club Nintendo And Explains Closure Process

“Thank you for your ongoing support”

The discontinuation of Club Nintendo isn’t specific to just any region; it’s an international shutdown of the long-running rewards programme. With this in consideration, Nintendo Australia has today issued an email to local fans down under thanking them for their ongoing support over the years, and...

News: Shantae And The Pirate’s Curse For Wii U & 3DS eShop Releases In Europe And Australia On 5th February

Shantae And The Pirate’s Curse For Wii U & 3DS eShop Releases In Europe And Australia On 5th February

Exclusive cross-buy discount offer also announced

The last we heard from WayForward about the PAL localisation of Shantae And The Pirate’s Curse was in December with the announcement that the title had been delayed until early 2015. With the New Year now here, WayForward has delivered on its promise, announcing that the latest entry in the...

News: Gunman Clive 2 Shooting for 29th January Release

Gunman Clive 2 Shooting for 29th January Release

Quite the turnaround

Earlier this month, Gunman Clive developer Bertil Hörberg stated over Twitter that the awaited sequel to his eShop cult hit would have to wait a bit as he battled some recently discovered bugs--and what sounded like a nasty cold as well. It seems Hörberg made good time, though, and Gunman Clive 2 has received approval for...

News: Ninja Pig Studios Accused Of Stealing Pixel Art For Forthcoming Wii U Release Jumpy Cat

Ninja Pig Studios Accused Of Stealing Pixel Art For Forthcoming Wii U Release Jumpy Cat

Meme Run developer in hot water

This week is currently set to see the launch of Ninja Pig Studios' next Wii U eShop title, Jumpy Cat - but the developer behind the infamous Meme Run is already in hot water thanks to accusations that it has used stolen pixel art in its new game. Jumpy Cat is slated for release on January 22nd in North America, but...

Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An Exciting Opportunity To Modernise Fan Rewards

Club Nintendo's Closure Is An Exciting Opportunity To Modernise Fan Rewards

The Club Nintendo brand shouldn't necessarily be lost, however

There was some surprising news today with the upcoming closure of Club Nintendo, bringing an end to Nintendo's only consistent consumer loyalty programme. There have often been promotions to encourage gamers to buy and enjoy more systems and games, with the Nintendo Network Deluxe /...