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News: Look On In Despair At The Hardest Super Mario World Level Ever Made

Look On In Despair At The Hardest Super Mario World Level Ever Made

Three years in the making, and breaking

The ROM hack scene can be an endlessly entertaining place. Offering up creative, fan-made content, one can never really know what to expect from the community. More often than not, fans will create more challenging levels after completing a game in a quest for additional prestige and for a true test of skills...

News: 3DS Browser Exploit Hackers Bypass Pokémon Shuffle Microtransactions

3DS Browser Exploit Hackers Bypass Pokémon Shuffle Microtransactions

Actually free-to-play

Pokémon Shuffle has endured a mixed reception among vocal Nintendo fans since its recent release on the 3DS eShop; the free-to-play title is quite heavily reliant on microtransactions, which can be a sticking point for a number of gamers. That monetisation is being bypassed by some, however, with hackers utilising a loophole...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Shows Decent Momentum in Japan as the New 3DS is Overtaken

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Shows Decent Momentum in Japan as the New 3DS is Overtaken

God Eater 2 lifts Sony platforms above Nintendo's portable

It's time for our weekly dose of Media Create charts out of Japan, and this week's results bring a couple of key developments, with Nintendo's rivals benefiting from a major release. In the software stakes The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D has enjoyed a reasonable second week in...

Feature: Say Hello To The CPS Changer, Capcom's First And Only Attempt At A Home Console

Say Hello To The CPS Changer, Capcom's First And Only Attempt At A Home Console

One of the most obscure systems ever made

Although today's gaming landscape is dominated by Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft, there have been plenty of other companies which have tried - or at least considered - producing their own gaming hardware in the past few decades. Nintendo's former rival Sega and industry trailblazer Atari are perhaps the most...

News: Nintendo Shows Off Mario Party 10, amiibo and Mario vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars in Japan

Nintendo Shows Off Mario Party 10, amiibo and Mario vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars in Japan

Bowser wearing glasses, that is all...

We're big fans of Nintendo's Japanese YouTube channel, for the simple reason that it often publishes relatively long videos of upcoming releases and - more importantly - awesome TV commercials. The latest batch includes a man with glasses transforming into Bowser, still wearing glasses; is that possibly the...

News: Character Art From Forthcoming Disney Wii U Title Emerges Online

Character Art From Forthcoming Disney Wii U Title Emerges Online

What could it be?

It would appear that Disney is working on an as-yet unannounced Wii U title. Freelance character artist and 3D modeller Cari Mayle has posted artwork from the game on her personal site - with permission, of course - which shows various fantasy characters. The characters include a Death Knight, Ranger, Assassin, Thief, Barbarian...

Video: Mother 4 Fan Game Gets a Crazy New Trailer Ahead of Summer Release

Mother 4 Fan Game Gets a Crazy New Trailer Ahead of Summer Release

Suitably insane

The Mother series, and most notably EarthBound on the Super NES and now Wii U Virtual Console, remains a cult favourite for plenty of Nintendo fans. Off the wall and riddled with peculiarities and referential jokes, these games remain a source of inspiration for many. Fans often bemoan that the series has effectively drawn to a...

News: Series Producer Ichiro Hazama Says Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Will Have About 60 tracks

Series Producer Ichiro Hazama Says Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Will Have About 60 tracks

More will likely be added as DLC

In case you weren't aware, the third instalment in the Theatrhythm series - due out in Japan on 26th March - will be themed around the Dragon Quest series, now that the Final Fantasy franchise has been just about been mined dry between the previous two entries. The rhythm-based music series aims to celebrate beloved...

News: More Zelda and Mario-styled Games Coming to Tabletops Near You

More Zelda and Mario-styled Games Coming to Tabletops Near You

The Legend of Yahtzee

Classic games games with Nintendo skins are nothing new, even if we are still waiting for Wii Fit Twister. In the meantime, game company USAopoly is releasing two more themed titles to stack next to your Monopoly and chess sets. First off the line, according to pop culture site ICv2, is TacDex: Super Mario. This title is said...

News: Nintendo is Not Moving Away From Games For QoL, As Satoru Iwata Ties Innovation to Future Success

Nintendo is Not Moving Away From Games For QoL, As Satoru Iwata Ties Innovation to Future Success

"Nintendo is not trying to distance itself from video games"

Since its initial cryptic reveal in January 2014, Nintendo's Quality of Life platform has been a source of concern for some loyal fans. It's since been revealed that the first QoL project will be a sleep sensor, a wireless device that will track sleep patterns and - with accompanying tools...

News: Satoru Iwata Highlights the Crisis and Opportunity With Digital Content, Defends Slow and Steady Approach

Satoru Iwata Highlights the Crisis and Opportunity With Digital Content, Defends Slow and Steady Approach

"If we find the right answer, Nintendo will prosper as a company"

Nintendo has finally published its official translations of the recent Investor Q & A that Satoru Iwata hosted, and while it's light on reveals it does have a variety of answers that provide insight into the company's approach. The overall tone is one of certainty, with Iwata-san...

News: Iwata Doesn't Feel amiibo Has Shown Its Full Potential Yet

Iwata Doesn't Feel amiibo Has Shown Its Full Potential Yet

"amiibo will become a precious possession for our consumers"

Nintendo's take on the "toys to life" concept - amiibo - has been a roaring success, even if the lack of stock has proven to be an annoyance for serious collectors. The figures are selling well and consumer awareness is high - and, with the introduction of the New Nintendo 3DS, the number...

News: Nintendo Held Back Western Launch Of New 3DS Due To Limited Stock

Nintendo Held Back Western Launch Of New 3DS Due To Limited Stock

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata describes "difficult" decision

We've recently seen the western release of the New Nintendo 3DS hardware, but the system's release in North America and Europe had been held back following its launch Japan last year - a "difficult" choice which, according to Nintendo's Satoru Iwata - was due to limited stock. Speaking to...

News: New River City Ransom Game Announced For The Japanese 3DS

New River City Ransom Game Announced For The Japanese 3DS

Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki is coming in May

It has been revealed in the latest issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu that Arc System Works is creating a follow up to Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zenin Shugo - better known as River City Ransom in North America and Street Gangs in Europe - and it will be released on the Japanese...

Reaction: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is an Impressive Feat and Shows Off the New Nintendo 3DS

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is an Impressive Feat and Shows Off the New Nintendo 3DS

Shut up, Reyn

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will, in all likelihood, be the biggest game to grace the New Nintendo 3DS. We're not just talking about its demands on a micro-SDHC card's space, but a very literal assessment of its world. It's daunting in its scope, meaning we assess the promise of Wii U title Xenoblade Chronicles X having a world five...

News: ​Here's A Sneak Peek At The New Theatrhythm Dragon Quest 3DS Theme

​Here's A Sneak Peek At The New Theatrhythm Dragon Quest 3DS Theme

Available as an early purchase bonus in Japan

Square Enix caused quite a stir when it announced that Theatrhythm Dragon Quest is coming to the 3DS, and as the Japanese launch date of March 26th gets ever closer, fans have something else to get excited about - another 3DS theme. Japanese fans will be pleased to know that Square Enix will be...

Interview: IRONFALL Invasion's Developers on Bringing Third-Person Shooting to the 3DS Masses

IRONFALL Invasion's Developers on Bringing Third-Person Shooting to the 3DS Masses

"We love doing games for Nintendo's handheld consoles"

IRONFALL Invasion was a notable arrival in Europe on 13th February, heavily promoted as the eShop accompaniment for the region's #Nintendo3DSDay social media campaign. Though pitched as a game to show off the New Nintendo 3DS, it supports all versions of Nintendo's portable hardware and breaks...

News: Former Sega of America CEO Talks Out on the Company's Mistakes and Shares Thoughts on Nintendo's Hardware Future

Former Sega of America CEO Talks Out on the Company's Mistakes and Shares Thoughts on Nintendo's Hardware Future

"I don't think [Nintendo] should give up hardware or consoles"

In a period of gaming history that seems increasingly improbable with each passing generation, we often look back to the time when Nintendo's greatest rival was Sega. The house that Sonic built was at the peak of its powers with the Mega Drive / Genesis, which went head-to-head with the...

Video: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Accolades Trailer Sings Its Praises

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Accolades Trailer Sings Its Praises

A chance to gawk at some lovely 60FPS footage

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is out now in Japan and North America, helping to fill the quiet retail spell for Nintendo's home console in those territories - its timing was appropriate, too, keeping Wii U fans entertained as HAL Laboratory celebrates its 30th anniversary. Utilising the GamePad for touch...

News: New Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Eon Ticket Distribution Coming Soon

New Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Eon Ticket Distribution Coming Soon

If you've been left out so far

The Pokémon Company and Nintendo certainly pushed the boat out with its Eon Ticket distribution last year, with the vital item making its way around the world through StreetPass hits; they were so proud of the promotion in the UK that they even produced an infographic to show it off. For those keen to experience...

Gallery: Mega Man: The Board Game Gets Closer to Reality

Mega Man: The Board Game Gets Closer to Reality

Finalising content with Capcom

We've covered Mega Man: The Board Game a fair amount, from its origins on Kickstarter to tentative updates as Jasco Games has worked towards making the final product a reality. As a relatively complicated game with plenty of text and miniatures to produce, it's clearly been a challenging project. A major part of that...