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News: Road Redemption's Alpha Release Shows Off Rough Edges and Wacky Gameplay

Road Redemption's Alpha Release Shows Off Rough Edges and Wacky Gameplay

Sticky bombs are always a nice tough

After earning plenty of interest in its successful crowdfunding campaign, Road Redemption has had a relatively turbulent development period. Some early videos were criticised due to a focus on gun weapons, which were then seemingly dropped, while its general physics have also come under fire. The concept —...

News: Animal Traits and Unique Features Outlined for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley

Animal Traits and Unique Features Outlined for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley

We'd be impressed by an Elegant Cow

Ahead of the release of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley later this year, Natsume has promised monthly developer logs that'll introduce a new aspect of the game. Last time we were told about the item system, and the latest entry is focused on the animals that you'll look after and utilise for your farm. Producer...

News: Don't Touch Anything Red Close to Release, Helix Games Planning Ambitious Wii U Media Player

Don't Touch Anything Red Close to Release, Helix Games Planning Ambitious Wii U Media Player

Also planning Kickstarter campaign for "Altered"

Helix Games founder Bailey Earley has recently conducted an interview on Miiverse with user Folkloner, providing some details on the studio's upcoming Wii U eShop release Don't Touch Anything Red, as well as explaining some of the company's future plans. There are some interesting ideas, should they...

News: The Sega Genesis is Now 25 Years Old

The Sega Genesis is Now 25 Years Old

How many of you are feeling old?

It's a day of hardware anniversaries, with the 19 year old Virtual Boy being joined by the 25th Anniversary of the Sega Genesis; as the name should have tipped you off, it's the North American anniversary of Sega's 16-bit beast. Known as the Mega Drive in PAL regions, the Genesis arrived before the Super NES and...

News: The Virtual Boy is 19 Years Old, Probably Hasn't Received a Celebratory Cake

The Virtual Boy is 19 Years Old, Probably Hasn't Received a Celebratory Cake

We still love it

The Virtual Boy is 19 years old in North America today, having arrived in the region on 14th August 1995. It doesn't have a European anniversary to celebrate, as it never had a release in the region. It's a system that shows us a few aspects of Nintendo that remain today, in some ways representing its key strengths. Nintendo...

News: Azure Striker Gunvolt Blasts Onto 3DS eShop on 29th August

Azure Striker Gunvolt Blasts Onto 3DS eShop on 29th August

At a thoroughly reasonable $14.99, EU version in the works

It's of little surprise that there's some excitement around upcoming 3DS eShop release Azure Striker Gunvolt, as it's a retro-style 2D action title from the developers that are also working on Mighty No. 9; a certain Keiji Inafune has been involved in the project, too. After previously...

News: Charming Zelda-Themed Carry Case Appears on European and Australian Club Nintendo Catalogue

Charming Zelda-Themed Carry Case Appears on European and Australian Club Nintendo Catalogue

Stars in their eyes

If you happen to live in Europe or Australia, Club Nintendo have a new Zelda-themed carry case available for you to order. A stylish dark green bag that promises to be of a size capable of carrying a 3DS as well as some games, and with dimensions of 19.5cm x 12cm x 6.5cm it's likely that a 3DS XL would fit in its stead. The...

Weirdness: How to Order Earthbound-Themed Japanese Old Folks' Undergarments

How to Order Earthbound-Themed Japanese Old Folks' Undergarments

Headline may be somewhat misleading

They may not be a must-have item for Lolita fashion, but the uniquely Japanese undergarment called haramaki has shed its reputation of being for grandparents only and enjoyed a resurgence of popularity among the young and fashionable in the last decade or so. A haramaki, or belly warmer, is a sweater-like...

News: Donkey Kong Jr. Math Arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console on 28th August

Donkey Kong Jr. Math Arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console on 28th August

Layton vs. Ace Attorney is the day after, remember

Last week Nintendo of America changed things up by giving a preview of a couple of choice Virtual Console releases on the way, highlighting Double Dragon II and Life Force as arrivals over the following two weeks. Thanks to that we already know Life Force is due on 21st August, yet the latest

Nintendo Download: 14th August (North America)

14th August (North America)

XType Plus, GAIABREAKER, Mega Man, Double Dragon and more

It's time again for the Nintendo Download Update news, and this week's North American list brings us multiple new titles on the Wii U, along with some retro goodies to consider. There's also a free demo on 3DS, a host of discounts across both current-gen systems and even a DSiWare game. Let's...

Play & Win: The UK Mario Kart 8 Championship, Heat One, Is On Saturday 16th August

The UK Mario Kart 8 Championship, Heat One, Is On Saturday 16th August

The first step to being National Champion

Recently we announced that, in partnership with the Official Nintendo UK Store, we'll be running the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in the UK, looking for the country's fastest racer who'll receive some fantastic prizes. This Championship will kick off with four online Heats, with the top three in each of...

News: XType Plus Arriving Today on North American Wii U eShop

XType Plus Arriving Today on North American Wii U eShop

Short-notice squeals of delight

That's right ladies and gentlemen! XType Plus is finally out of the Web Framework hospital and will be released in North America on the Wii U eShop today, 14th August. It's been a while coming, but hats off to the developer for sorting the issue out instead of just ignoring it. You can now blast away all your worries...

News: Footage and Details Emerge of Mega Audino in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Footage and Details Emerge of Mega Audino in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Expanding on details from the previous leak

Earlier this week a premature post on the official Korean website for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire leaked Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino for the upcoming releases. The Pokémon Company has now taken the opportunity at Gamescom to reveal some official details and footage of Mega Audino,...

News: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Aims to be "Definitive" and Final Version

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Aims to be "Definitive" and Final Version

Curtain Call is an appropriate name, then

3DS owners with a love of rhythm-music games should certainly be on alert right now, as Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call is just a month away. The greatly expanded release of the original game comes with a huge library of 221 tracks, new characters and a local multiplayer Versus mode, with all of the...

Video: Ghirahim Looks Creepy and Deadly in Hyrule Warriors

Ghirahim Looks Creepy and Deadly in Hyrule Warriors

Still does that thing with his tongue...

Koei Tecmo is continuing to rattle through its video introductions for the Hyrule Warriors cast, and now we have a video for playable villain Ghirahim. A villain in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Ghirahim has been one of Nintendo's most edgy, downright creepy creations in recent times. He's a menacing...

News: Ubisoft Clarifies Reasoning For The Crew Skipping Wii U

Ubisoft Clarifies Reasoning For The Crew Skipping Wii U

It's now coming to Xbox 360, but also skipping PS3

Ubisoft has had an interesting history with the Wii U to date, showing early support but following up that strong start with a controversial delay of Rayman Legends and missing DLC in major releases. Sales figures for Wii U games from the publisher do explain, however, why the company has been...

Video: The Demon Legion Look Fiendish In This New Swords & Soldiers 2 Walkthrough

The Demon Legion Look Fiendish In This New Swords & Soldiers 2 Walkthrough

Still due this year

Swords & Soldiers II isn't just a sequel to one of the best WiiWare games, but is also lined up to be a Wii U eShop exclusive. Ronimo Games seems to be going all out to deliver a top-notch experience, too. The developer is currently showing the game off at Gamescom in Cologne, and has also released a new video to showcase...