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News: Pocket Monsters Invade Arcades In Bandai Namco's Pokémon: Battle Nine

Pocket Monsters Invade Arcades In Bandai Namco's Pokémon: Battle Nine

Japan-only, for the time being

We've seen Pokémon arcade games in the past from the likes of Sammy and Takara Tomy, and now Bandai Namco is trying its hand at bringing those famous pocket monsters to amusement centres — in Japan, at least. It has just revealed a promotional trailer for Pokémon: Battle Nine, an arcade title which uses the famous...

Video: If You Like Mario Kart 8, Princess Peach and Alternative Rock Music, You'll Love This

If You Like Mario Kart 8, Princess Peach and Alternative Rock Music, You'll Love This

Mario Kart TV, a saviour of YouTube

Mario Kart TV, a relatively simple idea of allowing stylish highlight reels with super slow-mo, has become a goldmine of memes and better advertising for Mario Kart 8 than money can buy. The Luigi death stare is so cool that Nintendo even adopted the viral hit for its own advertising in Japan. We had a go at...

News: This Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Box Art May Get Its Claws Into You

This Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Box Art May Get Its Claws Into You

What a beast

It's possible that you've had your fill of 'serious' news and financial figures today, which is fair enough; this writer has a sore head from looking at figures in the millions and billions, while gazing at the intensely dull layout of financial reports. It all matters, but video games can be fun, let's not forget. So here's some box...

News: The Japanese Console Market Fell in 2013, With Revenues Behind the Mobile Gaming Sector

The Japanese Console Market Fell in 2013, With Revenues Behind the Mobile Gaming Sector

A 16% fall from 2012 to 2013

It's been a day of financial figures and reflections on Nintendo's latest results, yet a report emerging from Japan demonstrates that conventional gaming systems as a whole are under a heavy strain in the country. This should be no surprise to those that regularly follow the Media Create chart results, with sale numbers...

News: Satoru Iwata Is Still "Recovering Steadily" With "No Interference" To His Work As President

Satoru Iwata Is Still "Recovering Steadily" With "No Interference" To His Work As President

Investment analysts share gloomy outlook

Earlier this year there was some concern when it was announced that Satoru Iwata would miss E3 for health-related reasons; it was later confirmed that this was due to an operation to remove a bile-duct growth, with the recovery from that surgery forcing Satoru Iwata to miss the company's AGM (Annual General...

News: Looks Like You Can Only Install 300 Games And Apps On Your 3DS

Looks Like You Can Only Install 300 Games And Apps On Your 3DS

Still enough to keep you busy for a while

We've all experienced the irksome problem of running out of storage space on our 3DS consoles, but it would appear that even the most spacious SD card in the world won't help overcome this issue totally — the hardware seems to have a maximum ceiling of 300 applications. Reddit user Rayquaza3010 received...

Video: Sheik Deals Death In Latest Hyrule Warriors Trailer

Sheik Deals Death In Latest Hyrule Warriors Trailer

Wielding the power of the goddesses

For any fan of the Zelda series, Sheik is unforgettable. A mysterious ninja who supplies a semi-deus ex machina role in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Sheik provided one of the best twists in the entire game — and one which meant that all of those uncomfortable feelings Link had during the course of his...

News: Wii U and 3DS Hardware Sales See Slight Increase in Japan as Yokai Watch 2 Stays on Top

Wii U and 3DS Hardware Sales See Slight Increase in Japan as Yokai Watch 2 Stays on Top

Yoshi's New Island makes chart début in second

It's time again for Media Create chart results from Japan, with Nintendo hoping for good news in both the software and hardware stakes; the 3DS sees a game release that the West has been enjoying since Spring. It should surprise no-one that Level 5's Yokai Watch 2, available in two versions, remains...

Video: Watch Nintendo Of Europe President Satoru Shibata Sing His Heart Out In Tomodachi Life

Watch Nintendo Of Europe President Satoru Shibata Sing His Heart Out In Tomodachi Life

Zelda and Animal Crossing are his personal faves, it would seem

Tomodachi Life has become one of Nintendo's surprise hits of 2014, with its commercial performance on both sides of the Atlantic proving to be pretty robust. A large slab of the game's appeal is the way in which you can breathe new life into your Mii characters by getting them to...

Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Bigger Concern Than Initial Financial Losses

Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Bigger Concern Than Initial Financial Losses

Net sales and 3DS performance are down on last year

Nintendo's Q1 financial results have been announced and, in a continuation of the past couple of years, bring losses for the company. We'll repeat the nitty-gritty before assessing some other key points, yet we should perhaps take the positive spin that Nintendo is maintaining its projections for...

News: Shin Megami Tensei IV Set For September Release In Europe, Pleasingly Low Price Confirmed

Shin Megami Tensei IV Set For September Release In Europe, Pleasingly Low Price Confirmed

A digital gem

It's been a while since North America was treated to the glorious sight of Shin Megami Tensei IV on its store shelves, and now Atlus has finally announced that European countries will be treated to a similar occasion. The RPG in question will not be receiving a physical release, but instead will be arriving as a digital-only download...

News: Disney Magical World Waltzes Its Way Onto European 3DS Consoles This October

Disney Magical World Waltzes Its Way Onto European 3DS Consoles This October

An old new world

Amidst the success of Tomodachi Life in the UK charts, Disney has announced its hand in the life simulation genre Disney Magical World will be arriving on European shores on the 24th of October this year. The colourful romp is already available in the US and Japan and takes a different approach to simulation than Tomodachi Life and...

News: Doodle To Your Heart’s Content in Upcoming Wii U eShop Exclusive, Doodle Dash

Doodle To Your Heart’s Content in Upcoming Wii U eShop Exclusive, Doodle Dash

Multiplayer doodling, what could possibly go wrong?

Nintendo’s expansion of the eShop library continues with yet another newly authorised developer today announcing a game exclusively for the Wii U. If you like doodling on a sketch pad, Pocket Dragon Games' upcoming title Doodle Dash is one to keep an eye on. Doodle Dash is a multiplayer and...

News: Nintendo Reports Losses for Q1 of Financial Year, With Variable Hardware Results

Nintendo Reports Losses for Q1 of Financial Year, With Variable Hardware Results

Wii U gains over last year, though the 3DS falls away

Back in May this year Nintendo revealed its losses for the last financial year, with the company projecting profits for the following year as it aims to reverse consecutive poor returns. The Q1 results have now been published and they tell a mixed story, with the quest for profits evidently being...

News: The Next Penelope Boasts Shooting And Racing, And Is Speeding Towards The Wii U eShop In 2015

The Next Penelope Boasts Shooting And Racing, And Is Speeding Towards The Wii U eShop In 2015

A mad dash through futuristic Greece

French developer Aurelien Regard has revealed that it is bringing The Next Penelope to the Wii U eShop in early 2015. The game is a curious shooting and racing hybrid which calls to mind Kingdom Grand Prix, a fantastic arcade shooter from the late '90s. It also reminds us a lot of the classic '80s cartoon...

News: This Master Arts Metroid Prime 2 Light Suit From First 4 Figures Has Lit Up Our Day

This Master Arts Metroid Prime 2 Light Suit From First 4 Figures Has Lit Up Our Day

A pricey treat

When it comes to premium collectible Nintendo-themed statues, First 4 Figures has often provided some of the most memorable releases. Its latest product is sure to excite Samus fans, as it's opened pre-orders for the Master Arts Metroid Prime 2 Light Suit. This is from the excellent Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, of course, and will come...

News: Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 Confirmed for October Release Worldwide

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 Confirmed for October Release Worldwide

Paczilla is a thing

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 is proof that, despite the fact it may not have been on most radars or enjoyed glowing reviews, the first entry in the game series was a reasonable success. Its role accompanying the CG animated TV show doesn't do it any harm, either. Bandai Namco has now pinned down the sequel's release...