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News: Tabletop Gallery and Avoider Release on 7th January in North America

Tabletop Gallery and Avoider Release on 7th January in North America

The latest from RCMADIAX

RCMADIAX may not be the most popular studio on the Wii U eShop, but nonetheless it has about a dozen games under its belt. It was revealed about a month ago that there would be a new game called Avoider releasing sometime in Q1 and we now have a release date for that and another somewhat puzzling release. Avoider will be...

News: GameCenter CX Takes on Super Mario Maker this Weekend

GameCenter CX Takes on Super Mario Maker this Weekend

And it looks like we can watch!

If you've been playing the Event Courses in Super Mario Maker, you've probably seen the two courses made by Shinya Arino, host of the long-running Japanese gaming series GameCenter CX. You might've even snagged the character costume of the kacho (chief) himself! Of course, that means you likely had to deal with a few...

News: Eiji Aonuma Talks Linkle's Origins and Appearance in Hyrule Warriors Legends

Eiji Aonuma Talks Linkle's Origins and Appearance in Hyrule Warriors Legends

Initially was planned to be Link's sister

As many of you probably saw earlier today, IGN did a brief interview with Eiji Aonuma regarding the upcoming release of Hyrule Warriors Legends. The topic of Linkle was brought up and Aonuma mentioned how there's a possibility that she'll show up in future main series Zelda games. Only time will tell, but it...

Random: Disney Engineers Play NES Classics In Innovative Fashion

Disney Engineers Play NES Classics In Innovative Fashion

8-bit, 8-player, 8-projector madness!

Disney has always been known for its innovative flare, including within the videogame industry through its licenses and Disney Infinity titles. However, Disney Infinity is not the topic of discussion here, for the Disney Research team has revolutionised a way of revisiting NES classics in the form of...

Hardware Review: Cyber Gadget Retro Freak

Cyber Gadget Retro Freak

Freakishly good?

You should never underestimate the power of old games. When the Retro Freak was announced earlier in the year it triggered quite a stir online - a remarkable feat when you consider that the company behind it, Cyber Gadget, is a tiny and largely unknown Japanese outfit. The system's retro-gaming potential ensured that it set many...

Video: This is the Animal Crossing Wii U Game We'd Hoped For

This is the Animal Crossing Wii U Game We'd Hoped For

Hats off to TheBitBlock

Nintendo's Digital Event during E3 2015 had its ups and downs, with some reveals sparking discontent among many watching Nintendo fans. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival was a reveal that caused some frustration - it was a Wii U game in the franchise, just not the one we were expecting. In our view amiibo Festival didn't...

News: SteamWorld Heist to Add "Fun Game Stuff" in Free January Update as Launch Trailer Arrives

SteamWorld Heist to Add "Fun Game Stuff" in Free January Update as Launch Trailer Arrives

Extra steamy

SteamWorld Heist is out this week on the 3DS eShop, joining Terraria on the portable and FAST Racing NEO on Wii U; along with some other releases it's looking like a crowded update. Image & Form will no doubt be hoping that the SteamWorld brand and anticipation for the turn-based strategy shooter will see it t

News: Steel Empire Blasts Into Europe on 17th December, With a Discount Also Heading to North America

Steel Empire Blasts Into Europe on 17th December, With a Discount Also Heading to North America

Teyon announces a range of festive discounts

We're certainly fans of Steel Empire on the 3DS eShop, a classic shmup that's been given a quality remaster on the portable - we didn't exactly hold back any praise for it in our review. Unfortunately, however, it's been rather pricey in North America ($29.99 in the US) and has taken a while to arrive...

News: GAME and Official Nintendo Store Delay Shovel Knight amiibo Pre-Orders in the UK

GAME and Official Nintendo Store Delay Shovel Knight amiibo Pre-Orders in the UK

Delays everywhere, no longer just GAME

Update: The official Nintendo UK Store is now joining in with delaying Shovel Knight amiibo pre-orders, despite the subsidiary tweeting on 7th December that the figure was coming this Friday (11th December). We've amended the headline of this article accordingly. Below is an excerpt from the email being sent...

Art: Here's Another Western Take On The Legend Of Zelda's Link

Here's Another Western Take On The Legend Of Zelda's Link

The Hero of Time is looking a bit more rugged (again)

Last week, we featured some concept renders of Link from The Legend of Zelda created by 343 Industries character designer Kyle Hefley. Sporting a more mature and realistic look, it was an interesting mix between east and west. We've unearthed another piece of Link art and it shares some...

Weirdness: A Dragon Punch Would Take Your Head Clean Off, Says Science

A Dragon Punch Would Take Your Head Clean Off, Says Science

These Street Fighters are clearly quite tough

Street Fighter's Dragon Punch - or Shoryuken - is one of the most iconic moves in fighting game history. A rising uppercut which propels your opponent into the air, it's handy for dealing with mid-air attacks and knocking your rival off-balance, and in the right hands, is a deadly weapon which can turn...

News: Xenoblade X Art Designers Created the Game's Armor Sets with Samurai in Mind

Xenoblade X Art Designers Created the Game's Armor Sets with Samurai in Mind

Space Ninjas

Xenoblade Chronicles X is out now in all regions and contains a staggering amount of content. Among this content is an extremely diverse and varied array of armor sets, which provide a suitable level of customizability and depth for character loadouts. Perhaps most importantly, there's even a 'fashion armor' option that allows one to...

Video: Check Out Jools Watsham's Playthrough of Dementium Remastered's Introduction

Check Out Jools Watsham's Playthrough of Dementium Remastered's Introduction

Resident Evil-lite

While Europe still has to wait a bit, Dementium Remastered is out now in North America and stands as a pretty solid survival horror game; filling a gap in the eShop that very few have notably tried to fill. We awarded the game a 7/10 in our review, praising the upgrades this version received, while criticising certain gameplay...

News: Gone Home is No Longer on its Way to the Wii U eShop

Gone Home is No Longer on its Way to the Wii U eShop

Looks like it's just gone home

As some of you may be aware, Gone Home was just recently re-confirmed to be coming to consoles. The popular Indie game got its start on the PC in 2013 and acquired something of a cult following. Majesco Entertainment was due to assist in bringing it to consoles earlier this year, but the deal unfortunately fell through...

Live: Watch Microsoft's Minecraft Mondays Stream, Here's Hoping for Wii U Footage

Watch Microsoft's Minecraft Mondays Stream, Here's Hoping for Wii U Footage

"Exciting news", for those that haven't heard

Earlier today Nintendo confirmed that Minecraft: Wii U Edition is coming to the system's eShop on 17th December, and will include six free DLC packs as standard, with 16 more available to buy. With future Nintendo-specific content also promised, it may be worth watching this Microsoft Studios Minecraft...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Earns Modest UK Chart Position But Outsells Predecessor

Xenoblade Chronicles X Earns Modest UK Chart Position But Outsells Predecessor

Up 73% on launch sales of Wii title

With another week underway we have the UK chart results, which carry extra interest following the launch of Xenoblade Chronicles X, a title that has drawn critical acclaim and hype from enthusiasts but nevertheless has a tough task converting that into big sales. That's how it's turned out in the UK, at least -...

News: Nintendo Has Quite A Bit Of Maintenance Planned For Today

Nintendo Has Quite A Bit Of Maintenance Planned For Today

Connected to today's "big news", perhaps?

Nintendo apparently has some big news planned for today, as well as plenty of maintenance down-time which will impact various services and games. Online play and rankings will be down today from 21:00 until 02:00 (UK time) tomorrow. During roughly the same window, the online elements of the following games...

Video: Here's What Luigi Mansion Arcade And Mario & Sonic At The Rio Olympics Look Like In The Flesh

Here's What Luigi Mansion Arcade And Mario & Sonic At The Rio Olympics Look Like In The Flesh

Hands-on footage from IAAPA 2015

Nintendo and Sega enjoy a pretty close relationship these days, with several big-name Sega titles being exclusive to the Wii U and 3DS. The two firms are also working together on arcade hardware, with new titles being shown off at this year's International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, or IAAPA for...

Nintendo Download: 10th December (Europe)

10th December (Europe)

SteamWorld Heist! FAST Racing NEO! AVGN! Terraria! More!

Another week kicks off with the European Nintendo Download Update, and it's certainly one of the stronger weeks in recent times for eShop fans. Both the Wii U and 3DS have highly anticipated 'Nindie' releases, while a hugely popular sandbox / crafting adventure also arrives on the portable as...

News: SteamWorld Heist Will Have Over 100 Weapons and Nearly 100 Hats

SteamWorld Heist Will Have Over 100 Weapons and Nearly 100 Hats

Looking fresh

SteamWorld Heist is only a few days away from release now, and hype for the game is at an all-time high. Offering up a distinct experience from its predecessor, SteamWorld Dig, many are curious how Image & Form's latest entry in the SteamWorld series will stack up in comparison. Based off of what's been shown up to this point, it...