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News: The North American eShop Winter Warm-Up Sale Concludes With 15 More Discounts

The North American eShop Winter Warm-Up Sale Concludes With 15 More Discounts

Two Metroid games! EarthBound! Shantae! Affordable Space Adventures! More!

The Nintendo Download Update for North America has already gone out for this week, but we also have discounts for the final week of the 'Winter Warm-Up' Sale to consider; the theme for this final batch is "Epic Adventures". There are 15 games discounted in total, with a...

News: Nintendo Confirms a Short Spell of Network Maintenance for Early February

Nintendo Confirms a Short Spell of Network Maintenance for Early February

Nothing to get down(time) about

Sometimes Nintendo finds something it doesn't like and suddenly drops maintenance and network downtime upon us, and on other occasions it's simply a bit of regular house cleaning. It's the latter that's on the way early next week, so we thought we might as well give you advance warning. On this occasion it should...

Nintendo Download: 28th January (North America)

28th January (North America)

Final Fantasy new and old! LEGO Avengers! Shadow Puppeteer! More!

It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week brings three high profile retail titles (well, one is on both platforms), an intriguing and shadowy Wii U release along with some other interesting download-only arrivals on both systems...

News: Nintendo's Official UK Store Gives a Free Animal Crossing: New Leaf Calendar to Customers

Nintendo's Official UK Store Gives a Free Animal Crossing: New Leaf Calendar to Customers

Well, that's nice

Companies sometimes behave in sociopathic ways, if we're to think of these enormous corporate entities as we would a person - Sony's a current example in trying and failing to trademark the "Let's Play" phrase - but occasionally they do something nice. Sure, it's often the case that it's all about securing loyalty, but let's not be...

News: Super Mario Maker's Online Features Are Back

Super Mario Maker's Online Features Are Back

Quicker than expected

Earlier this week Super Mario Maker's servers went offline rather unexpectedly, with Nintendo outlining maintenance for a whopping 37.5 hours and stating that they were working to fix a 'bug' in the Create mode. Originally due to finish on Thursday 28th January at 5:00pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am UK (29th January) / 2am CET...

News: Shadow Puppeteer Publisher Suggests Installing Directly to Wii U Memory, Imminent Patch Planned for External Drive Issue

Shadow Puppeteer Publisher Suggests Installing Directly to Wii U Memory, Imminent Patch Planned for External Drive Issue

Slow-down is sped-up on internal memory

Shadow Puppeteer is out today in North America and Europe, the first console version of the title that previously arrived on PC. Our review will be with you shortly before the Download Update goes live, but in any case we thought this tip on improving its performance should have its own clear article rather...

Video: Bravely Second Jobs Trailer Features Deadly Desserts And Catmancery

Bravely Second Jobs Trailer Features Deadly Desserts And Catmancery

12 new jobs detailed

Bravely Second: End Layer is headed to Europe on February 26th, and Nintendo has published a new video which shows off some of the 12 new job classes included in the game. Highlights include the Catmancer, who can copy the abilities of monsters, and the Patissier, who "undermines foes with deadly desserts". Ahem. With these 12...

News: Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Pegged for North American Release on 28th January

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Pegged for North American Release on 28th January

Europe and North America, sharing the goods

The Virtual Console can be a strange sub-platform, as Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo of America sit huffily on different sides of the room and rarely agree which games to release. Months can pass between regions with some releases, but thanks to the imminent Final Fantasy Explorers we seem to have...

News: Dual Core Aims to Blend Twin Stick Shooting, Co-Op and a "Dash of RPG Elements" on Wii U

Dual Core Aims to Blend Twin Stick Shooting, Co-Op and a "Dash of RPG Elements" on Wii U

Gray Fin Studios prepares to make its console debut

The Wii U eShop has attracted a range of new developers into the console space, and now we can add Gray Fin Studios to the list. A family-run studio with prior experience in the triple-A scene, it's planning to make its console and PC debut with Dual Core; the Wii U will be the first console to get...

News: Nintendo Outlines Details of DLC Map Pack One in Fire Emblem Fates

Nintendo Outlines Details of DLC Map Pack One in Fire Emblem Fates

Regular updates to keep you busy

Fire Emblem Fates, across two retail editions and a third campaign as DLC, is set to offer a lot of content - for a combined $80 or so for the full story, admittedly. Beyond that it's following the lead of Fire Emblem: Awakening in offering plenty of DLC maps; these will provide fan service and useful rewards such as...

News: Gunscape, the Level Creator and Cross-Platform FPS, is Now Due on Wii U in Q2

Gunscape, the Level Creator and Cross-Platform FPS, is Now Due on Wii U in Q2

It's like Minecraft and Quake II had a baby

Last year we told you about Gunscape, which is a retro-styled FPS in which players can design their own stages on which to do battle. If you think of the building blocks approach of Minecraft, then blend it with the cross-platform sharing and play of Cubemen 2, you'll have an idea of what it has to offer...

News: Typoman Update Improves Performance, Demo on the Way

Typoman Update Improves Performance, Demo on the Way

Spelling out the changes

Update: Brainseed Factory has been in touch to outline why the update may not be triggering automatically for everyone, therefore stopping some of us from enjoying its improvements. The studio's passed on the following information. We noticed that the updated version isn't triggered automatically, apparently related to...

News: It Looks Like Michael Jackson Did Write Some Of Sonic 3's Soundtrack After All

It Looks Like Michael Jackson Did Write Some Of Sonic 3's Soundtrack After All

Doesn't matter if you're black or white (or blue)

Back in the early '90s when Michael Jackson was arguably the most famous person on the face of the planet, he started working with Nintendo's rival Sega on a series of video game projects. Sega was quick to exploit Jackson's natural love of video games with Moonwalker being perhaps the most...

News: Image & Form Hails SteamWorld Heist as "an Even Bigger Success Than SteamWorld Dig"

Image & Form Hails SteamWorld Heist as "an Even Bigger Success Than SteamWorld Dig"

Language update delayed, with "new surprises and lots of polish" promised

SteamWorld Heist was a late year treat for 3DS owners in 2015, serving up a hugely accomplished follow-up to the much loved SteamWorld Dig. Its blend of charming steampunk visuals, a humorous script and clever 2D turn-based strategy worked rather well, seemingly impressing...

News: Hyrule Warriors Legends Secures Third Place in Japanese Charts, With Sales Below Wii U Predecessor

Hyrule Warriors Legends Secures Third Place in Japanese Charts, With Sales Below Wii U Predecessor

New 3DS LL still leads hardware as Wii U dips

Another week, another set of Media Create Japanese charts, and this week brings a few major releases to consider, though hardware sales are only showing minor changes. To kick off with software Yakuza: Kiwami is in the top two positions for PS4 and PS3, making it the most successful new arrival this...

News: Extended Super Mario Maker Network Maintenance to Fix Create Mode 'Bug'

Extended Super Mario Maker Network Maintenance to Fix Create Mode 'Bug'

Down for 37.5 hours

Update: Nintendo has now provided an update on the extended Super Mario Maker fix, issuing the following statement: We are carrying out emergency maintenance to fix a bug that occurs in "Create" mode. During this time, Super Mario Maker's online services will be unavailable. We are currently preparing a software update to fix...

Random: Someone At Walmart Took Shovel Knight's Name A Little Too Literally

Someone At Walmart Took Shovel Knight's Name A Little Too Literally

Popular amiibo found its way into the "gardening & tools" section

Shovel Knight, as we know, dispenses his own brand of justice not with a blade but a mighty digging tool. While the accompanying amiibo is intended for use in-game, the fact that it has "Shovel" in its name has clearly befuddled someone at Walmart, as the toy has been listed in the...

News: The Official Fire Emblem Fates Site is Now Live in North America

The Official Fire Emblem Fates Site is Now Live in North America

Which side will you choose?

In just a few weeks, Fire Emblem Fates will finally release in North America, giving gamers the opportunity to experience the hotly anticipated sequel to Fire Emblem: Awakening. We really liked it based off of a recent preview build, and it's certainly shaping up to deliver some excellent strategic action. And with two...

News: The Game Lineup for EVO 2016 Has Been Announced

The Game Lineup for EVO 2016 Has Been Announced

Smash Bros. and Pokken Tournament are Nintendo's entrants

For those of you who aren't followers of the competitive gaming scene, the Evolution Championship Series (EVO) is one of the biggest annual fighting game tournaments in the world. Famous fighting games like Street Fighter and Tekken are featured and it gives viewers the opportunity to watch...