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News: Captain Toad's Joined by Toadette in Treasure Tracker as European Release Date is Confirmed

Captain Toad's Joined by Toadette in Treasure Tracker as European Release Date is Confirmed

Too cute for words

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will grace stores in North America on 5th December, and now finally has a release date for Europe; it is in January 2015, as previously confirmed — it'll start hunting for treasure in the region on 9th January. It may be spinning off from the bonus levels in Super Mario 3D World, meanwhile, but...

Weirdness: Monster Hunter Series Producer Denies Existence of the 'Desire Sensor'

Monster Hunter Series Producer Denies Existence of the 'Desire Sensor'

Does confirm need for gloves while playing

For those who don't know, the Monster Hunter series of games is rumored among fans to have the unique and utterly frustrating functionality of a 'desire sensor' which allows the game to detect and purposefully withhold the specific loot that a player needs in order to extend replay value. In an interview...

News: More Mega Evolutions Appear for Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

More Mega Evolutions Appear for Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

Mega, man

The latest issue of CoroCoro Magazine has been released in Japan, and in it was yet more news about Mega Evolutions making their way onto Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The monsters that will be getting a Mega facelift are Pidgeot, Beedrill, Latias, and Latios, and you can see them all for yourself in the images below. Both Mega...

News: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Set to Bloom on NA Store Shelves This 4th November

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Set to Bloom on NA Store Shelves This 4th November

Europe barren for now

Natsume, Inc recently confirmed via Twitter that the North American release date for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley will be 4th November: Although no European release date has been set, Natsume also confirmed that a publisher is being sought out and that it expects the title to reach the otherpart of the west sometime in...

News: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy States a Case for December

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy States a Case for December

European and North American release dates announced

Let the record show that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy has been cleared for a December release on the 3DS eShop, according to Capcom. The company made its announcement during the "World of Capcom" panel at New York Comic Con. North American truth-seekers can expect the game on 9th December,...

Video: Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia

Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia

First up, Mushroom Cup 150cc

Hi guys! I guess some introductions are in order. I'm Lydia and you may (or may not) know me from my YouTube channel Squid Gaming. I'm here to take on the Mario Kart 8 challenge set by those lovely folks at Nintendo Life. Whilst dancing to the Pokemon theme tune at EGX London (I know, what was I thinking?), I bumped...

News: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow to Complete GBA Trilogy on Wii U Virtual Console

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow to Complete GBA Trilogy on Wii U Virtual Console

Scarily good

The Game Boy Advance enjoyed a terrific trilogy of 2D Castlevania titles — as did its successor, the DS — which set impressive standards for portable entries in the franchise. With GBA games on the Wii U, the prospect of playing them on the GamePad — or the TV if you like enormous pixels — must have come to the minds of Konami...

News: The Terrifying Toys Vs. Monsters Is Coming To The 3DS eShop

The Terrifying Toys Vs. Monsters Is Coming To The 3DS eShop

It’s time to face your fears!

We’ve all been there before – a big and scary monster is chasing you around in your dreams and there is nothing you can do but cuddle your soft toy or favourite action figure. EnjoyUp Games has obviously had the same problem, because it’s now found an imaginative solution. Toys vs. Monsters for the 3DS eShop,...

News: Capcom Won't Greenlight Sequels If A Game Doesn't Sell Over Two Million Copies

Capcom Won't Greenlight Sequels If A Game Doesn't Sell Over Two Million Copies

No plans for future Darkstalkers games, either

Capcom's Yoshinori Ono has revealed that the company is chasing big sales right now, and that sequels won't be given the go ahead unless the previous title cleared two million units sold. The comment was made in an interview with Famitsu, where Ono also said that there would be no future Darkstalkers...

News: The Legend of Dark Witch Unleashes On The North American 3DS eShop Next Week

The Legend of Dark Witch Unleashes On The North American 3DS eShop Next Week

European release to be determined

CIRCLE Entertainment has announced its Japanese 3DS eShop hit The Legend of Dark Witch will be released in North America on October 16th for $3.99, with a European release to be determined. The Legend of Dark Witch is a 2D platform action game where players take on the role of the witch Zizou who has been tasked...

Video: Rei And Aigis Persona Q Character Trailers Released By Atlus

Rei And Aigis Persona Q Character Trailers Released By Atlus

The girl with the cast iron stomach and the android

This week's Persona Q trailers from Atlus feature two young women of the Persona Q dungeon-crawling team: both blonde, one synthetic and all entertaining. Atlus has also released the second part of USA PR manager John Hardin's behind the scenes interviews with several of Persona Q's voice actors...

News: Renegade Kid Releases Debut Trailer For Upcoming 3DS eShop Title, Xeodrifter

Renegade Kid Releases Debut Trailer For Upcoming 3DS eShop Title, Xeodrifter

Even Samus Aran would be marginally impressed

If you caught the original announcement back in August, you’ll already know Renegade Kid’s next project is a Metroidvania-style action-platformer titled Xeodrifter for the 3DS eShop. So for those who did miss this exciting bit of news, Jools Watsham and company have now released a debut trailer of...

News: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Finally Shakes its Release Delay Hex

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Finally Shakes its Release Delay Hex

3DS version coming to North America on 23rd October

Fans of WayForward's half-genie have been wishing for Shantae and the Pirate's Curse for some time, with the game getting pushed back more than once through 2014. The light at the end of the tunnel is finally nearing, though, and the game is scheduled to first materialize in the North American 3DS...

Interview: Mobot Studios Discusses Paper Monsters Recut and its Commitment to Wii U

Mobot Studios Discusses Paper Monsters Recut and its Commitment to Wii U

Not papering over the cracks

It's already clear that, for devoted and keen Wii U owners, the eShop is a sanctuary of regular releases. Indie gaming is all the rage, and the eShop eco-system is already taking on a fairly unique identity with a mix of major download releases, occasional exclusives and — for better or worse, depending on the game...

News: Grab A Free Digital Booster Pack For Pokémon TCG Online Right Here

Grab A Free Digital Booster Pack For Pokémon TCG Online Right Here

Fun is on the cards

Based in North America? Already downloaded the Pokémon TCG Online app on your iPad, iPad mini, Mac or PC? Then you're in luck, as we've teamed up with The Pokémon Company International to offer you a digital booster pack of Pokémon TCG cards absolutely free of charge. All you have to do is input the code below in the Pokémon...

News: Super Smash Bros. Takes the Lead in Japan Once Again, 3DS Sales Dip Further

Super Smash Bros. Takes the Lead in Japan Once Again, 3DS Sales Dip Further

But we're not worried

Once again Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has obliterated the competition and sold over 100,000 units in the past week in Japan. This coupled with the recent announcement of 2.8 million copes sold worldwide is a very sturdy figure to be leaning upon. The PS3's new entry in the Kingdom Hearts series couldn't beat the bea

Exclusive: Join Curve Studios On An Exploration Of Stealth Inc 2's Overworld

Join Curve Studios On An Exploration Of Stealth Inc 2's Overworld

Developer gives us an exclusive video commentary

Stealth Inc 2 is coming to the Wii U eShop very soon, and to mark this event we've teamed up with developer Curve Studios (the guys who are officially the best at Mario Kart 8, don't you know) to bring you a series of videos which focus on different elements of the title. The first video — shown...

Video: You'll Be Able To Play As Metroid's Samus Aran In Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

You'll Be Able To Play As Metroid's Samus Aran In Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Bounty Hunter Ultimate

It has already been revealed that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is getting some interesting crossovers, but this latest one is perhaps the best yet. Nintendo has posted a new trailer which shows Metroid's Samus Aran — in both her armoured and Zero Suit guises — kicking monster butt within the eagerly-awaited 3DS title...

News: Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won't Be Compatible With Other Wii U Software

Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won't Be Compatible With Other Wii U Software

Works with "Wii U & Smash Bros. for Wii U specifically", says Nintendo

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday we reported that the forthcoming GameCube controller adapter — being launched alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U — would allow the classic pad to be used with other Wii U games. The source was Nintendo's own online store, which...

Video: You are Hereby Ordered To Surrender Nearly Three Hours Of Your Life To Game Boy Title Screens

You are Hereby Ordered To Surrender Nearly Three Hours Of Your Life To Game Boy Title Screens

Strangely mesmerising

Ever wondered what it would be like to sit through every single Game Boy title screen? Ponder no longer, as YouTube user NicksplosionFX has given us the chance to do just that. The video below is almost three hours (2:42:02, to be precise) of Game Boy title screens — that's every known original game for the console — and...