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Rumour: Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Supposedly Shows Three New Characters

Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Supposedly Shows Three New Characters

ALERT: potential spoilers!

Update: The videos have been removed by Nintendo on copyright claims, which we're not surprised about in the least. The videos have been removed from the article but the original article will still allude to them. Original Article: Footage has emerged from an unknown source that appears to show three currently...

Nintendo Download: 28th August (Europe)

28th August (Europe)

SteamWorld, Mercedes, Zen pinball DLC, Advance Golf and more

It's Monday, which means the start of another week, though European Nintendo fans at least have the benefit of the Nintendo Download Update news to brighten the day. This week brings us some excellent titles, old and new, across both the Wii U and 3DS, while there's a major game update...

News: Square Enix Announces Limited Edition of Final Fantasy Explorers in Japan

Square Enix Announces Limited Edition of Final Fantasy Explorers in Japan

Onion knight gear also available, chive knight is chuffed

Square Enix has just announced a limited edition of Final Fantasy Explorers, available though the company's own online e-STORE in Japan. The bundle features the 3DS game, the mini-soundtrack Final Fantasy Explorers Suppin Tracks, an art book with illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano, Gen...

News: The Mario Opera Graces YouTube for the First Time

The Mario Opera Graces YouTube for the First Time

Watch the first act right now

Jonathan Mann is the mind behind taking Shigeru Miyamoto's iconic red plumber and putting his story into the form of an opera. Mann's script and score were originally performed over four days back in 2005, and the production was not performed again until 2013, when a final farewell performance was held and recorded...

News: Super Smash Bros. For 3DS Will Feature A Music Player That Works In Sleep Mode

Super Smash Bros. For 3DS Will Feature A Music Player That Works In Sleep Mode

AKA: The best idea ever

We can't be the only ones who often turned on Super Smash Bros. Brawl just to open up its music player and fill our living rooms with that glorious soundtrack. If the thought of even more classic Nintendo tunes makes you weak at the knees, you may want to sit down for this one. Masahiro Sakurai yesterday revealed an...

Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?

Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?

2D or 3D, old or new, you decide...

Not too long ago we asked you to vote for the best Legend of Zelda game; plenty of you participated. You made the impossible decision, as it's never an easy pick with so many world class games on the list; in the end the iconic and memorable The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time seized the crown. We r

News: Meta Knight and Pac-Man's Full Move Set and Custom Moves Discovered in Famitsu Magazine

Meta Knight and Pac-Man's Full Move Set and Custom Moves Discovered in Famitsu Magazine

Wakka this way

Famitsu Magazine has detailed the move sets for Pac-Man and Meta Knight in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS as well as the variants that can be used for offline matches and matches with friends. So without further ado, here's what the Japanese publication has taught us. Starting with Pac-Man, his neutral...

News: Monopoly: Pokémon Kanto Edition is Bringing Ruthless Landlord Gaming to a New Generation

Monopoly: Pokémon Kanto Edition is Bringing Ruthless Landlord Gaming to a New Generation

Gotta bankrupt 'em all

As a board game representation of cold-blooded capitalism, Monopoly is rather brutal — up to six entrepreneurs start with the same level of capital and acquire land as quickly as possible, before then applying hefty rent charges for merely standing on the land. The goal is to bankrupt the other players; it's a cruel world...

News: Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario Kart 8's Mercedes-Benz DLC

Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario Kart 8's Mercedes-Benz DLC

"Kinda breaks the magic"

In these days of rapid fire communication via social media, it's not uncommon for somebody to hastily post something to the world and get themselves into trouble. More often than not these gaffs are made by individuals, not those working on social media teams for multinational video game publishers such as Ubisoft. At 12:17...

News: Nintendo UK Gets Help from Boy Band The Vamps to Advertise Tomodachi Life

Nintendo UK Gets Help from Boy Band The Vamps to Advertise Tomodachi Life

Vamping up the gameplay

Indie pop group The Vamps have teamed up with Nintendo in order to promote the less-than-usual life simulator Tomodachi Life for 3DS. The campaign will show the band's exploits with the game and shows off the wacky experiences that can be had on your island. Nintendo aims to appeal to a younger female audience with this...

News: Win a Hometown Story T-Shirt Signed by Yasuhiro Wada

Win a Hometown Story T-Shirt Signed by Yasuhiro Wada

This is a story of the sprite Pochica

The ever-generous Rising Star Games is giving you the opportunity to win one of five Hometown Story T-shirts featuring a pattern of Hometown Story characters, Brady Bunch grid-style, set off in the center with the genuine by-hand signature of Yasuhiro Wada, the father of the Harvest Moon series: To enter,...

Play & Win: Mario Kart 8 Championship - Heat 2 - Launches on Sunday 24th August

Mario Kart 8 Championship - Heat 2 - Launches on Sunday 24th August

Another chance for glory

As we hope you're aware, we've teamed up with the Official Nintendo UK Store to run the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in the UK, looking for the country's fastest racer who'll receive some fantastic prizes. This Championship has multiple online Heats, with the top three in each of those Tournaments then progressing to the...

News: Check Out these Remastered Metroid and Super Smash Bros. Themes

Check Out these Remastered Metroid and Super Smash Bros. Themes

A treat for the old eardrums

Music from video games is something that not many people outside the gaming circle really recognise or appreciate, so it's all the more encouraging when groups of people – be they large or small – band together in order to create a new experience from established melodies. Many of the classic themes from the Metroid...

News: Charles Martinet Makes an Amusing Vine Debut

Charles Martinet Makes an Amusing Vine Debut

That's not a swing you see every day!

The voice of Mario, Charles Martinet has recently set up an account on Vine where within the space of 24 hours he's already shared some awesomely creative micro-video clips. Using dancing figurines of Mario, Luigi and Wario he breathes live into his surroundings. 58 year old talented voice actor Martinet...

Weirdness: Slowpoke Reggae Exists, and it's Terrifying

Slowpoke Reggae Exists, and it's Terrifying

Kind of catchy, still nightmare inducing

Everyone's Friday jut got a little weirder with the official Pokémon YouTube channel's latest post, a nearly four minute reggae epic of Slowpoke doing Slowpoke things like attempting to swallow other Slowpokes' tails, Busby Berkeley water number-style: One theory states that this video is related to an...