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Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distributed Via Gamestop Stores

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distributed Via Gamestop Stores

Steamy windows

Intelligent Systems' latest 3DS effort - Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. - is shaping up rather nicely, and will almost certainly be on the wish list of many a seasoned tactical RPG player. The game launches in March in North America and May in Europe, and if rumours are to be believed it would appear that Nintendo is working with retailer...

Video: Donkey Kong Country Returns...To Wii U

Donkey Kong Country Returns...To Wii U

It's on like Donkey Kong. Again.

The second Wii re-release has arrived on the European eShop, and it's a doozy. Are you ready for Donkey Kong Country Returns? As we have come to expect from Retro Studios, they knocked it out of the park with a game that apes (pun intended) the original SNES trilogies' gameplay, but is it worth revisiting on Wii U?...

Gallery: Fresh Images Aim to Show Off Creative Mode in Upcoming Wii U eShop Title Cube Life: Island Survival

Fresh Images Aim to Show Off Creative Mode in Upcoming Wii U eShop Title Cube Life: Island Survival

Get creative

Earlier this week we reported on an upcoming Wii U title inspired by Minecraft, in this case developed by Cypronia and called Cube Life: Island Survival. It's not the only block-based world-building title headed to Wii U, and will no doubt hope to grab attention courtesy of the iconic Mojang title. The Creative Mode is, as the name...

Weirdness: According To McDonald's, Mario And Bowser Are Now Firm Friends

According To McDonald's, Mario And Bowser Are Now Firm Friends

We all know that Mario and Bowser don't exactly get on. The latter is always attempting to steal the former's girlfriend, and over the past three decades the pair have clashed multiple times, with Mario usually emerging victorious. It would appear that fast food chain McDonald's feels that it's time to bury the hatchet and make up, as it has...

Video: This Guy Loves Nintendo Way More Than You Do

This Guy Loves Nintendo Way More Than You Do

"Nintendo keeps me smiling while gaming"

Do you consider yourself a Nintendo collector? If so, there's a good chance that you have all of the consoles, a few rare games, and some exclusive memorabilia from Club Nintendo; a collection that any Nintendo fan would be proud of. No matter what rare or precious items you do have, there's no way that your...

Weirdness: These Push Guards for the New Nintendo 3DS Will Stop Game Cards From Popping Out

These Push Guards for the New Nintendo 3DS Will Stop Game Cards From Popping Out

Panic averted

Strange accessories are part of the game with Nintendo systems, as entrepreneurial individuals aim to help us fix problems we didn't know we had. The Wii had plastic sports bats and rackets for Wii Remotes, for example, so that it was easier for us to hit virtual tennis balls, or something. There are few problems a silly bit of...

Rumour: Wave 3 amiibo Release Dates Revealed for North America

Wave 3 amiibo Release Dates Revealed for North America

GameStop memo apparently shows that figures will arrive in waves

So many have been eagerly awaiting an official release date announcement for wave 3 amiibo in North America, rather than the vague "February 2015" that has been floating around; now we're finally one step closer. Earlier today, a Reddit user by the name of KingOfRedLions posted on the...

News: You Can Grab a Free Serperior for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, With More to Come

You Can Grab a Free Serperior for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, With More to Come

Emboar and Samurott are on the way

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire were, unsurprisingly, major hits for the 3DS in the Holiday season of late 2014, and as per tradition for the series there are consistent updates and extras to keep us playing. The Pokémon Company is now rolling out a code distribution in the West - that's already been...

News: Second Week of Throwback Sale Goes Live on North American eShop

Second Week of Throwback Sale Goes Live on North American eShop

Six more classics to add to your collection

This week's big Wii retail game making its way to the Wii U eShop in North America is none other than Punch-Out!! Launching at 50% off the regular price, the revamped classic brings along with it the next wave of Throwback Sales across both NA eShops. These deals will be available until the next update on...

Nintendo Download: 22nd January (North America)

22nd January (North America)

Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth, S.C.A.T., discounts and more

As another week heads to a conclusion Nintendo of America is serving up its next batch of eShop treats, and there's certainly decent variety this time around. We have another Wii title on the eShop, the latest Atlus-published releases, some other intriguing Wii U downloads, a Virtual...

News: Kickstarter Project Aims to Fund a One Day StreetPass Bus Tour From Washington to New York

Kickstarter Project Aims to Fund a One Day StreetPass Bus Tour From Washington to New York

The real magic school bus

Streetpass can be such a wonderful little addition to the day; it's a treat to see that little green light and knowing that various goodies await. All one needs to do is walk by a fellow 3DS owner who has it activated, but here exists a problem with the concept of StreetPass: finding fellow users can be difficult, if not...

Interview: Wales Interactive on its Wii U Breakthrough Year and 2015's Soul Axiom

Wales Interactive on its Wii U Breakthrough Year and 2015's Soul Axiom

"Why be limited by what's perceived to be real?"

2014 brought a number of new developer names to the Wii U eShop, in particular, one of which was Wales Interactive. Its first release on the home console was Gravity Badgers, a physics action puzzles that provided some fun and was relatively well received. It then showed an entirely different side...

News: ​Video: Latest Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call DLC Comes Packed With Fan Service

​Video: Latest Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call DLC Comes Packed With Fan Service

World Ends With You! Chrono Trigger! Romancing SaGa 3!

Square Enix has kindly launched a trailer covering the new batch of DLC content for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call that will be launched in Japan this week. The most exciting part is that four songs from RPG classics Chrono Trigger and The World Ends With You are arriving, as well as a...

News: Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones Ready to Kick Off on 3DS in Europe

Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones Ready to Kick Off on 3DS in Europe

Available in Thunderflash and Wildfire variations

The Inazuma series from Level 5 is rather popular in Japan, and based on the increasing number of localised titles it's also a relative hit in Europe. Though there's always an element of playing catch-up in the EU, the titles continue to arrive, with Inazuma Eleven GO: Light & Shadow being the...

News: Capcom's Ryozo Tsujimoto Feels Monster Hunter Is Gaining Traction In The West

Capcom's Ryozo Tsujimoto Feels Monster Hunter Is Gaining Traction In The West

"I see lots of growth occurring in those regions"

Monster Hunter is massive in Japan. Over the past decade the franchise has sold millions of copies and generated a considerable amount of revenue for creator Capcom; such is its importance in its homeland that it is often credited with turning around the fortunes of the hardware it ships on -...

News: Capcom Offers 5 Beginner Tips On How To Become A Better Monster Hunter

Capcom Offers 5 Beginner Tips On How To Become A Better Monster Hunter

Get the most out of your demo experience

If you’ve played any of the previous entries in Capcom’s insanely popular Monster Hunter series you’ll already know how ruthless the experience can be for first timers. Whilst newcomers are often eager to get their quest underway, it’s important to know the basics and exercise plenty of caution when...

Video: A New Game Theory for Pokémon Lore Gets Rather Scientific

A New Game Theory for Pokémon Lore Gets Rather Scientific

Listen carefully

Figuring out lore in our favourite franchises can be a dangerous game and a potential road to madness, but it's also irresistible to try and apply logic to seemingly disconnected titles. Dedicated fans know that even the official Nintendo timeline for The Legend of Zelda, for example, has elements of retrospective improvisation, and...

News: Nintendo of America Issues a Fresh Batch of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes

Nintendo of America Issues a Fresh Batch of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes

Check those inboxes

Nintendo managed to create a lot of buzz in its Nintendo Direct broadcasts last week, but certainly grabbed plenty of attention by releasing demo codes for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The Club Nintendo distribution kicked off right away in Europe and a day later in North America, with lucky recipients receiving an email with four...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Had a Strong Start With amiibo, But Evolution's a Priority for 2015

Nintendo's Had a Strong Start With amiibo, But Evolution's a Priority for 2015

The Super Mario range doesn't stir the soul like Smash Bros., it seems

When it comes to amiibo we often discuss stock issues, and the fact that acquiring specific toys is akin to obtaining an interesting quote from a politician - difficult and mostly fruitless; yet there's perhaps not enough focus on the concept itself. Until last week its...

News: Former Nintendo Indie Champion Discusses the Company's Decision Making and the eShop Gender Divide

Former Nintendo Indie Champion Discusses the Company's Decision Making and the eShop Gender Divide

"Risk taking is generally not really rewarded"

Dan Adelman's former title at Nintendo - Nintendo of America's Head of Digital Content and Development - doesn't necessarily emphasize the importance of his role at the company. He did integral work in helping to develop and improve how Nintendo dealt with download game developers, and was largely...

News: First 4 Figures Opens Pre-Orders For Its New Wind Waker Range

First 4 Figures Opens Pre-Orders For Its New Wind Waker Range

Kicks-off with the toon King of Evil

As you may know by now, First 4 Figures is a well known entity responsible for creating amazingly-detailed figures, covering an array of game franchises from Super Mario to Worms. It recently announced the latest instalment to its collection, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker series, and has began this...