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News: Get Sloshed With Splatoon's Sloshing Machine This Weekend

Get Sloshed With Splatoon's Sloshing Machine This Weekend

Might help you clean up your act

These are happy times for Splatoon addicts, as some weeks are actually bringing two new weapons. The second new weapon to arrive this week looks set to arrive at the normal time of 7pm Pacific / 10pm Eastern / 3am UK / 4am CET on Friday / Saturday, and looks a bit like a portable washing machine. It's the Sloshing...

News: Nintendo of Europe Launches Its Cyber Deals Weekend With Four Major eShop Discounts

Nintendo of Europe Launches Its Cyber Deals Weekend With Four Major eShop Discounts

Today only

While Nintendo of America has opted to put a whole range of titles on discount across an extended weekend, Nintendo of Europe is going for a different approach. It looks set to highlight a series of daily deals across four days, and has announced four retail games that are reduced today (27th November), on the eShop. Each system gets two...

News: NES Remix Event And Frog Mario Costume Hop Into Super Mario Maker

NES Remix Event And Frog Mario Costume Hop Into Super Mario Maker

No, not THAT Toad

A special NES Remix event has been added to Super Mario Maker, with the reward for completion being the Frog Mario costume from Super Mario Bros. 3. The course is designed to mimic the creative chaos of the NES Remix series, offering a fresh view on familiar features. Here's the official overview: Become the world's greatest NES...

News: Official Nintendo UK Store Launches 3DS Hardware and Merchandise Price Drops

Official Nintendo UK Store Launches 3DS Hardware and Merchandise Price Drops

Yep, Black Friday again

It's the time of deals and crushes in stores, unless you opt to do your shopping from the luxury of home of course. That's probably the smart move and now UK retailers are increasingly joining in, with Nintendo UK's official store unveiling its premier deals. The main options can be found on this 3DS hardware page, at which...

Feature: Five Nintendo Games Perfect For Multiplayer Fun and Thanksgiving - 2015 Edition

Five Nintendo Games Perfect For Multiplayer Fun and Thanksgiving - 2015 Edition

Lift the roof off with some multiplayer games

It's Thanksgiving in the US, a major celebration in the country and the predecessor to discount shopping shenanigans. With the Holiday season approaching it's also a useful reminder that this can be a time of year best enjoyed with family and friends. For gamers it can be a great opportunity for some...

News: Square Enix Offers Black Friday Deals, Live Now, on Its Official North American Store

Square Enix Offers Black Friday Deals, Live Now, on Its Official North American Store

Deus Ex, Theatrhythm, Final Fantasy and much more included

With one of the most frantic shopping periods almost upon us, plenty are sure to be looking at whether they can simply grab all of their bargains online and avoid the madness of the shops. Square Enix fans in North America may just have that option, with the publisher's online store for the...

Nintendo Download: 26th November (North America)

26th November (North America)

Cyber Deals! A jumping Platypus! Konami Racing! More!

It's Nintendo Download Update time in North America, which also doubles as a Thanksgiving update in the US. This week's big draw is the glut of discount prices from the eShop Cyber Deals; these are below if you missed our original article. Beyond that we have a quirky Wii U eShop release...

Video: This Is What An All-3D Version Of Chrono Trigger Could Look Like

This Is What An All-3D Version Of Chrono Trigger Could Look Like

Fan-made in Unreal Engine 4

Chrono Trigger is one of the most beloved RPGs of all time, but aside from DS and smartphone re-releases, Square Enix has been curiously reluctant to leverage the popularity of the game. The prospect of a totally remastered edition of the time-travelling fantasy epic will have most fans drooling with anticipation, and...

News: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Looks Set for Europe on 10th December

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Looks Set for Europe on 10th December

Festive fury

There can certainly be some frustrating eShop release gaps between Europe and North America, with the former coming off worse on most occasions. An example of this has been Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, which came out in North America in Spring / Summer on Wii U and 3DS and has taken a little while to make the move to Europe. On a...

News: Dragon Quest X Compilation of All Three Versions Heading to Wii U in Japan

Dragon Quest X Compilation of All Three Versions Heading to Wii U in Japan

The rest of the world says hi, Square Enix

Until recently Western Nintendo fans of the Dragon Quest series had to either gaze longingly at the Japanese release slate or resort to importing the various titles that have arrived on Wii U and 3DS. Thankfully Dragon Quest VII and VIII on 3DS were both confirmed recently for localisation in the most...

Video: Catch the Skull Kid in Action in the Latest Hyrule Warriors Legends Showcase

Catch the Skull Kid in Action in the Latest Hyrule Warriors Legends Showcase

Tatl and Tael bring the pain

Koei Tecmo has been releasing plenty of videos for Hyrule Warriors Legends recently to showcase new characters in action. Now it's the term of Skull Kid, with the iteration from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask being new in this 3DS entry. True to the character's roots Skull Kid seems to use the fairies Tatl and Tael...

News: A Play Set Based on The Force Awakens is Coming to Disney Infinity 3.0 on 18th December

A Play Set Based on The Force Awakens is Coming to Disney Infinity 3.0 on 18th December

Also, a couple new figures and a Power Disc pack

The next installment in the Star Wars Franchise is mere weeks away from release and it's already poised to smash box office records. Indeed, it already has broken records in pre-order sales alone, with sites such as Fandango and Movietickets actually crashing when the tickets were put on sale. It's...

News: Two Wii U Hits Are Included in TIME's Top 10 Games of 2015

Two Wii U Hits Are Included in TIME's Top 10 Games of 2015

About time too

'Tis the season for lists. 2015 is approaching its end and there'll be plenty of lists to outline the year's best, worst and most innovative games, and the Wii U has cause for celebration in one of the first high profile 'top 10' articles to appear. TIME is out of the blocks early with its own top 10 list of games for the year, and...

News: The eShop is Opening Up in More European Countries Soon

The eShop is Opening Up in More European Countries Soon

Beginning on 10th December

Update: We've been able to verify this as accurate with other Europe-based eShop publishers. Original Article: It can be easy to take the eShop and various services for granted, but in various countries providers such as Nintendo can be rather slow in making everything available. This has been the case in a number of...

News: Nintendo of America Confirms Its Black Friday eShop Cyber Deals

Nintendo of America Confirms Its Black Friday eShop Cyber Deals

Retail, download-only and Virtual Console games all included

With Black Friday about to descend on the world with more deals than you can shake a stick at, Nintendo of America has now confirmed its eShop promotions that'll be part of the shopping madness - Nintendo of Europe is planning a similar swath of discounts to be announced later in the...

Book Review: The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers: Volume 2

The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers: Volume 2

"I hit my head against the monitor hard enough to make the screen crack"

The term "labour of love" is often bandied around in media circles, usually relating to a personally important project by an artist writer, and while it's possibly overused in some cases, it most certainly applies to John Szczepaniak's quest to chart the hitherto unseen...

News: Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Has Modest Impact in Japan as 3DS Sales Improve

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Has Modest Impact in Japan as 3DS Sales Improve

Wii U is still comfortably in five figures

The latest Media Create Japanese chart results are in and bring a mix of good and bad news for Nintendo. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival has, unsurprisingly considering the trends elsewhere, struggled to achieve notable sales; the Wii U title shifted just 20,303 units in its first week, well down on the...

News: Soon You'll Be Able To Create A Games Store In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Soon You'll Be Able To Create A Games Store In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Gaming at home

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer might not have been the Animal Crossing game fans had hoped for, but it still has its fans - and those same fans will no doubt be over the moon to hear that a host of new video game-related items are on their way. The items are due to arrive next month in Japan, and include racks full of games,...

News: Europeans Will Be Able To Download Xenoblade Chronicles X's Data Packs Early Next Week

Europeans Will Be Able To Download Xenoblade Chronicles X's Data Packs Early Next Week

Get prepared

Xenoblade Chronicles X is now so close we can practically taste it, and there's good reason to get excited - the game boasts one of the biggest open worlds yet seen on a Nintendo console. A world that size means that loading times can be an issue, so Nintendo has kindly provided players who plan to purchase the disc version of the...