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News: New Characters, Monsters And Modes Join Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

New Characters, Monsters And Modes Join Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Faces old, new and import-only are now part of the crew

We've already looked at the demo before, but now Square Enix have released some new information about Curtain Call's new versus mode as well as artwork for Makina and Rem, both from the currently Japan-only Final Fantasy Type-0. Versus mode can be played against either a friend or against...

Nintendo Download: 27th February (Europe)

27th February (Europe)

AeternoBlade, fishy business, retro Wario, Senran Kagura and much more

Monday morning means Download news time in Europe, and this week Nintendo has delivered a fairly lengthy list of options on the way. There are new titles on Wii U and 3DS as well as some retro VC options, while a variety of temporary and permanent discounts also arrive to tempt...

Video: Nintendo Minute and Jools Watsham Catch Up On Treasurenauts and Moon Chronicles

Nintendo Minute and Jools Watsham Catch Up On Treasurenauts and Moon Chronicles

Renegade releases

During the relatively recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts, the North American version included snapshots of 'Nintendo Minute' interviews with eShop developers that have, slowly and surely, been released in full. This weekend brings us the interview with Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham, discussing upcoming 3DS eShop titles Treasurenauts...

News: Best Buy's 20% eShop Card Discount is Back

Best Buy's 20% eShop Card Discount is Back

Nintendo wants you to know

Late last year Best Buy reduced eShop pre-paid cards by 20% in North America, tempting gamers to go the download option by essentially offering a discount across all games on the download stores. Shoppers had the chance to spend, for example, $40 to receive $50 of credit; as a promotion to encourage more to take the...

Weirdness: Listen To The Super Mario Theme On A 3,000 Year Old Chinese Instrument

Listen To The Super Mario Theme On A 3,000 Year Old Chinese Instrument

A bit trickier to play than a warp whistle, probably

Doodoo doo do dooo do, dah! - It's the Super Mario theme! Known across the globe and endlessly catchy, this tune has been played on every instrument under the sun, as well a few renditions that should barely count. Hearing a cover version is certainly nothing new, but allow us to present one just...

News: Console Wars Book Paves The Way For Movie Written By Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

Console Wars Book Paves The Way For Movie Written By Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

Nintendo or Sega, the ultimate question

In many respects the current home console scene is relatively complex. Nintendo is pursuing its own ideas and philosophies, while Microsoft and Sony are in a tug of war over resolutions, framerates and probably things called gigaflops. Throw in the rise of smart device gaming, some stuttering micro consoles...

Weirdness: Here's Some Olympic Speed Skating, Mario Kart Style

Here's Some Olympic Speed Skating, Mario Kart Style

Can we start the petition for a 2018 inclusion?

The heat of competition burns at your pounding heart, rivulets of sweat drip down your brow but you can't afford even a second to wipe it away. Your pulse marks each passing second, the weight of the world gathers on your weary shoulders and as the finish line comes into sight, you know the true...

News: Bravely Default Producer Outlines a Continued Focus on the Story for Upcoming Sequel

Bravely Default Producer Outlines a Continued Focus on the Story for Upcoming Sequel

Player choice with battle frequency customisation included again

With Bravely Default now available worldwide, it's naturally no surprise that the sequel is already confirmed for Japan, ensuring a likely scenario that gamers in the West will have to patiently await localisation news as those in the homeland of Square Enix enjoy the follow-up. The...

Video: The Legend of Zelda Brings the Epic in Oculus Rift

The Legend of Zelda Brings the Epic in Oculus Rift

This whole 3D Zelda thing could really catch on...

Have you ever wanted to be Link? To really see through his eyes and experience his realities for an entire adventure: traversing, exploring, swordfighting, tights management? OK, maybe not the last one. Thanks to Oculus Rift, the concept of first-person Link is being realized; at least for the...

News: Mario Golf: World Tour Takes The Action Under The Sea

Mario Golf: World Tour Takes The Action Under The Sea

Well out of bounds

In the recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts it was confirmed that Mario Golf: World Tour, after a fairly lengthy delay, will hit the 3DS in North America and Europe on 2nd May. With Camelot at the helm and the promise of customisable Mii characters, online play and communities, there's certainly cause for optimism. Nintendo has...

News: Super Mario Bros. Stop Motion Pixel Art Kickstarter Campaign Hops Over Its Target

Super Mario Bros. Stop Motion Pixel Art Kickstarter Campaign Hops Over Its Target

Funding goal passed with weeks of funding remaining

Nintendo's titles, particularly of the retro variety, inspire many fan projects in the form of music albums and, of course, videos. One example we highlighted in the past was an impressive stop motion video featuring the original Donkey Kong, which was remarkably produced with beads. That was the...

Feature: When Cranky Kong Took On Twitter

When Cranky Kong Took On Twitter

Madness? Brilliance? Both?

With Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze now on sale in Europe and North America, Nintendo of America celebrated the big launch by having 'Cranky Kong' takeover its official Twitter account. The elderly ape — the original Donkey Kong from the arcade according to lore — has been promoted for his entertaining character,...

News: Nintendo Launches Animal Crossing: New Leaf Miiverse Drawing Event

Nintendo Launches Animal Crossing: New Leaf Miiverse Drawing Event

Shake the metaphorical trees of creativity, or something...

Nintendo has been making good use of Miiverse and Wii U title Art Academy: SketchPad in recent months, running events for the Year of Luigi and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Its latest event is for Animal Crossing: New Leaf; while it might seem late in the day for an event...

News: UK Retailer, GAME, To Hold Special Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Day Next Week

UK Retailer, GAME, To Hold Special Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Day Next Week

In select stores, of course

Yes, at last it’s finally here, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has landed in the UK and US. It’s been three years since the primate pilgrim had his own private outing, but we’re just as happy to see him now as we were all those years ago; to celebrate the simian superstar’s frosty return UK retailer, GAME,...

News: Shinji Mikami Prefers The Sega Version Of Aladdin, Even Though He Worked On The SNES Game

Shinji Mikami Prefers The Sega Version Of Aladdin, Even Though He Worked On The SNES Game

"The Genesis version had a sword, actually"

Those of you old enough to recall the epic 16-bit console wars will remember that Sega and Nintendo fans utilised every available weapon they could to belittle each other. SNES owners boasted that they had Street Fighter II first, and Sega fans wore unbearably smug grins on their faces when they got an...

Remake Request: Virtua Fighter 2

Virtua Fighter 2

A 3D 3D fighter, if you see what we mean

It may be celebrating its twentieth anniversary in November this year, but Sega’s classic 3D fighter is a game that’s arguably showing little sign of age. A technical marvel in the '90s both in arcades and at home on the Saturn, the passage of time has done nothing to this game other than prove that it...

News: Buy A 3DS XL Or 2DS With One Of Six Games And Get Pokémon X Or Y For Free

Buy A 3DS XL Or 2DS With One Of Six Games And Get Pokémon X Or Y For Free

North American March promo leaks at Toys "R" Us

It would appear that Nintendo is planning a pretty sweet promotional deal for North America this March, where new 3DS XL and 2DS owners will get the chance to grab a free download copy of Pokémon X or Y. An image has been snapped in a Toys "R" Us branch which details the deal. All you have to do is...

News: Persona Q: Shadow of Labyrinth Soundtrack and 3DS XL Announced

Persona Q: Shadow of Labyrinth Soundtrack and 3DS XL Announced

More goodies for Atlus fans

We've looked at Atlus' upcoming dungeon crawler Persona Q a few times before, and once again the publisher has released a pair of videos, this time for the lead characters of Persona 3 and 4. Normally that would be all, but with the Japanese release oh-so-slowly drawing near it's also let slip that customers who get their...

News: Diddy Kong Confirmed as the Latest New Challenger for Super Smash Bros.

Diddy Kong Confirmed as the Latest New Challenger for Super Smash Bros.

With a bunch of images inside

Barely a week passes at the moment without some form of interesting reveal for the new Super Smash Bros. titles on the way to Wii U and 3DS, with Little Mac recently confirmed as part of a Nintendo Direct broadcast. Announced today with a little less hype but not lacking in fan service is the news that Diddy Kong will...