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News: The Splatoon Inkbrush Weapon is Set to Arrive Today

The Splatoon Inkbrush Weapon is Set to Arrive Today

Or very early tomorrow, 'cos timezones

Update: Nintendo of Europe has published a tweet confirming the roll-out of this weapon to the region: Original Article: Splatoon was perceivably slightly light on content at launch, but Nintendo's strategy for steadily rolling out additions continues at some pace. This week has already brought us Ranked

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate June DLC Brings Animal Crossing, Devil May Cry and Awesome Designs

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate June DLC Brings Animal Crossing, Devil May Cry and Awesome Designs

Oh my…

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is an enormous game, to a daunting degree. It keeps getting bigger thanks to free DLC, too - Capcom's playing the role of the devil to our Homer: "you want more donuts, have all the donuts you can eat!" Oh, we'll keep eating. That daft intro aside, Capcom has announced the details of the June DLC - they're...

News: The Days Are Numbered For The Nintendo Video 3DS Application In North America

The Days Are Numbered For The Nintendo Video 3DS Application In North America

eShop now the primary host for video content

If you live outside the US, you will have already moved on from the 3DS application, Nintendo Video. Originally released in 2011, Nintendo Video has since been overshadowed by the recent Anime Channel, a YouTube application and the video service via the eShop. It appears its time is now up in North...

News: There's A New Producer In Charge Of All Things Mega Man At Capcom

There's A New Producer In Charge Of All Things Mega Man At Capcom

Keep those expectations in check, people

Boy, Capcom really doesn't seem to have a clue what to do with Mega Man right now. The Blue Bomber's 25th birthday came and went with whimper, and the biggest news relating to the character in recent memory is that he'll be starring in a TV series - but not until 2017, when he celebrates 30 years in the...

News: Natsume Is Bringing Smartphone Title Ninja Strike To The Wii U eShop

Natsume Is Bringing Smartphone Title Ninja Strike To The Wii U eShop

Will be showing it off at E3

Natsume has just confirmed the titles it will be showing off at E3, and among them you'll spot a new name: Ninja Strike. Before you get your hopes up, it's not some exciting simulation of what it must have been like in ancient Japan when the Shogun's best assassins decided to down tools over low pay - instead, it's a...

Rumour: Code Digging With amiibo Raises Potential for a Future of Pokémon Cards and Mii Fighters

Code Digging With amiibo Raises Potential for a Future of Pokémon Cards and Mii Fighters

The door has been opened

While there are many opinions regarding the ongoing challenges of successfully collecting amiibo, the continually expanding range - there'll even be a Chibi-Robo figurine - suggests that it's a major part of Nintendo's plans. The possibilities for expansion are certainly vast. Clues to Nintendo's intentions can be found in...

Talking Point: Prepare Yourselves - E3 Silly Season is Here

Prepare Yourselves - E3 Silly Season is Here

There's no escape

E3 is a peculiar beast, and comparisons to Christmas certainly work. In one sense it's "the most wonderful time of the year" - you can croon along to that line in your own head - but it's also a stressful nightmare. We may love the festive meals, jolly times and moments of relaxation at the end of the year, but they're bookended...

News: Squid Girl Collaboration Set to Invade Splatoon in August

Squid Girl Collaboration Set to Invade Splatoon in August

Are more tie-ins and partnerships inevitable?

New content for Splatoon will be a recurring theme throughout the summer months, with modes, stages and weapons all on the agenda. It seems there'll be some fashionable extra outfits, too. Magazines in Japan have made some fans in the country happy by confirming that Squid Girl - Shinryaku! Ika Musume -...

Guide: Use these Splatoon Tricks & Advanced Techniques to Improve your Inking

Use these Splatoon Tricks & Advanced Techniques to Improve your Inking

Think ink

Splatoon has been out for nearly a week and already people have been looking at the inner workings of the game's intricacies in order to give them an edge when it comes to the crunch. We're nothing if not diligent and have compiled a good number of tips that can help give you the upper hand online. This is by no means a complete guide,...

Nintendo Download: 4th June (North America)

4th June (North America)

Pip, Cube Life, AVGN on 3DS, Lord of Magna, DSiWare rebirth and more

It's that time again, North America, for the latest Nintendo Download Update details, and this week is varied and a tad bizarre. We have an eagerly anticipated eShop platformer, a world-building title aiming to bring a bit of Minecraft-style glamour to the home console, while the...

Video: Check Out This Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut Speed Run

Check Out This Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut Speed Run

New video shows extended puzzling gameplay

We first heard that first-person puzzler Q.U.B.E. - The Director's Cut would be arriving on the Wii U back in April 2013. You'd be forgiven if you had forgotten all about this intriguing Portal 2-style game, but thankfully GRIP Games hasn't given up on the idea of a Wii U release; we're assured that it wil

Video: RIVE's Latest Explosive Trailer Invents An Entirely New Word For Destruction

RIVE's Latest Explosive Trailer Invents An Entirely New Word For Destruction

"SHMUPSTRAVAGANZA" indeed

Two Tribes has just launched the latest trailer - amusingly dubbed "SHMUPSTRAVAGANZA" - for its shooter RIVE, and it's so packed with pyrotechnics you might want to don a pair of shades before clicking the "play" button. The trailer contains content that has been added since the game was shown off at PAX, and shows off...

News: ​Fresh Monster Hunter X (Cross) Details Emerge From Japan

​Fresh Monster Hunter X (Cross) Details Emerge From Japan

Beastly bonus

This week Japanese publication Famitsu has some more details on Capcom's freshly-revealed 3DS title Monster Hunter X (Cross) - which is said to be 60 percent complete and will launch in Japan in Winter 2015. We have a host of new info, starting with the return of the Felynes - obviously the Monster Hunter series would not be complete...

Rumour: GameStop No Longer Taking amiibo Preorders, Limiting Sales To One Figure Per Person

GameStop No Longer Taking amiibo Preorders, Limiting Sales To One Figure Per Person

Store apparently cracking down on multiple purchases, too

The amiibo stock situation shows little signs of improving, despite Nintendo's assurances that it's trying its utmost to sort things out. Each new wave of figures seems to sell out instantly, and within hours sites like Amazon and eBay are flooded with people re-selling the precious NFC toys...

News: Tappingo 2 Puzzles Its Way to Europe on 25th June, But Germany May Miss Out

Tappingo 2 Puzzles Its Way to Europe on 25th June, But Germany May Miss Out

Developer hoping to self-publish separately in Germany

It's taken a while, but the rather enjoyable Tappingo 2 has almost arrived in Europe. It's been confirmed that it'll hit the region on 25th June, though it will skip Germany, at least initially, which has its own separate rating system - USK. The title's developer, Hugo Smits, has clarified...

News: You Can Now Wear The Mushroom Kingdom On Your Wrist

You Can Now Wear The Mushroom Kingdom On Your Wrist

We've got a lot of time for this Super Mario-inspired watch

London-based watchmaker Mr. Jones Watches has released a timepiece inspired by Super Mario - and it comes with the added bonus of showing whether it's daytime or nighttime. That might be useful if you, like us, are currently spending every waking hour of your day indoors playing Splatoon...

Feature: The Making Of Body Harvest

The Making Of Body Harvest

Former DMA Design staffer Steve Hammond spills the beans

"Development Hell" is a well-known term for the painful gestation of a Hollywood movie. Whether modern AAA games suffer the same problems from concept to release, I don't know personally but I am certain that they do. I am currently reading Tales From Development Hell, and whilst the movie...

News: Playtonic Wants Yooka-Laylee To Eclipse Banjo-Kazooie When It Comes To Sheer Size

Playtonic Wants Yooka-Laylee To Eclipse Banjo-Kazooie When It Comes To Sheer Size

Putting those fears to bed

Yooka-Layee's amazing Kickstarter campaign has ensured that Rare fans will be getting the next best thing to a Banjo-Kazooie sequel, but some supporters have expressed doubts about the size of the adventure, given that the game will retail for a low price and - comparatively-speaking, at least - its budget remains modest...

News: Humble Nindie Bundle Has A Dramatic Impact On eShop Charts

Humble Nindie Bundle Has A Dramatic Impact On eShop Charts

All change in the top 10

The Humble Nindie Bundle has been a massive success - despite the lack of cross-region availability - and has, at the time of writing, raised $618,463.11 over more than 67,000 bundles. If you needed any further indication of its popularity, you need look no futher than this week's Wii U and 3DS eShop charts. While Splatoon...

News: Asynchronous Online Multiplayer to Feature in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Asynchronous Online Multiplayer to Feature in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Virtual gravestones are on the agenda

In a trend typified by titles such as Mighty No. 9 and current crowdfunding effort Yooka-Laylee, hugely respected veteran developers are forming teams to bring retro back. Or, if not retro, a return to classic design that isn't necessarily enough of a sure thing to receive backing from major publishers...