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News: Bayonetta 2 Environmental Artist Outlines Sources of Inspiration, Including Gorgeous Screenshots

Bayonetta 2 Environmental Artist Outlines Sources of Inspiration, Including Gorgeous Screenshots

Belgium and Italy set the scene

We can expect Bayonetta 2 to get plenty of attention and marketing from Nintendo ahead of its October arrival, with the Platinum Games exclusive joining Hyrule Warriors as an action game catered to those that prefer quick button taps to cerebral, relaxing experiences. One aspect certainly deserving praise is the...

News: This Super Smash Bros. Screen K.O. Shot is a Great Start to the Weekend

This Super Smash Bros. Screen K.O. Shot is a Great Start to the Weekend

It looks awesome in motion

It's Friday, which means many of us can look ahead to a weekend of relaxation and, probably, some games. Sadly the new Super Smash Bros. entries aren't included on our list of games to play, but we can nevertheless get into the weekend spirit with Masahiro Sakurai's latest Miiverse Pic of the Day. This entry is perfect...

News: Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU in NPD June Sales, With Hardware Boost for Wii U

Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU in NPD June Sales, With Hardware Boost for Wii U

Tomodachi Life joins MK8 in overall Top 10

The latest NPD results — which provide data on physical retail sales in the US — have been released, and Nintendo has been confident enough about the outcome to break recent trends and provide a press release update on its position. There are strong numbers for both the Wii U and 3DS. To begin with...

News: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Re-Tools Its Item System

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Re-Tools Its Item System

Throws in a bag of holding at no extra charge

The ability to raise and lower the land is one of the bigger and more obvious changes seen in Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley, but there are some other tweaks to the farming formula worth noting. In the first of a monthly series of developer diaries, producer Taka Maekawa discusses how the development...

News: Archie Announces Sonic Boom Comic Book Series to Accompany Games and Animated Show

Archie Announces Sonic Boom Comic Book Series to Accompany Games and Animated Show

And toys, don't forget the toys

Sega is determined to make 2014 the year of Sonic, launching its Sonic Boom spin-off universe with two games — Rise of Lyric on Wii U and Shattered Crystal on 3DS — accompanying a CGI animated series and a range of toys. Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con, Archie Comics has confirmed that there'll also be a comic book...

Video: Watch Zelda Lay The Smackdown With The Wind Waker In Hyrule Warriors

Watch Zelda Lay The Smackdown With The Wind Waker In Hyrule Warriors

Getting a second wind

Zelda may be pretty handy with a blade in Hyrule Warriors, but as this latest video attests, she's just as keen to create carnage with the legendary Wind Waker wand. In the trailer below you can watch the traditionally mild-mannered Hylian royal dish out plenty of wind-based punishment on hordes of enemies. Compared to...

Nintendo Download: 17th July (North America)

17th July (North America)

Strike Force Foxx, Mr. Driller 2, making comics and discounts

It's time for the weekly Nintendo Download Update, North America, and this week brings a relatively short list for consideration. The Game Boy Advance library on the Wii U Virtual Console grows again, while we have a mix of helicopter action and comic book production over on the 3DS...

Feature: Ronimo Games Walks Us Through Swords & Soldiers II

Ronimo Games Walks Us Through Swords & Soldiers II

Sheep transformations, hurling meat to heal and more

Swords & Soldiers on WiiWare, and subsequently on the 3DS and Wii U eShop stores, earned fans through its combination of solid real time strategy and bright, colourful humour. Taking a 2D perspective and tasking you with simply researching and deploying units as the battle unfolds, it's an...

News: Meet LeapTV, The Wii Challenger in 2014

Meet LeapTV, The Wii Challenger in 2014

Targeting the 3-8 year old demographic

The Wii was the first home console to successfully bring motion controls to the mainstream market, capturing the attention of consumers and selling over 100 million units. It naturally led to the arrival of motion controlled rivals, whether directly mimicking the Nintendo setup in the form of PlayStation Move...

News: New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In Japan This September

New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In Japan This September

Photo finish

Nintendo and Tecmo Koei have lifted the lid on a new Fatal Frame title for the Wii U, which is due to arrive in Japan on 27th September 2014. In a special presentation which featured Nintendo's own Shigeru Miyamoto, the game's Japanese title was revealed to be Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko (Zero: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden). As...

News: Yumi's Odd Odyssey Hooks In Permanent Price Drop In North America

Yumi's Odd Odyssey Hooks In Permanent Price Drop In North America

Now just $19.99

Yumi's Odd Odyssey — released under its Japanese name Sayonara UmiharaKawase in Europe — remains one of the most charming titles on the 3DS eShop, a welcome continuation of a franchise seen on systems as diverse as the Super Famicom, DS and PSP, and the first to arrive on Western shores. Its unique combination of platforming and...

News: Nintendo of Europe Distributing Tomodachi Life: Welcome Version Through Its Newsletter

Nintendo of Europe Distributing Tomodachi Life: Welcome Version Through Its Newsletter

You may have mail

Tomodachi Life, to date, seems to be enjoying reasonable sales success on the 3DS. US sales will become clear soon in the upcoming NPD results, but the title has shown solid momentum in markets such as the UK, where it's maintained its performance and gradually moved up the charts. This has no doubt been helped by various...

News: One Piece Unlimited World Red DLC Arrives, With Golden Bell Tower Mission and Nami Swimsuit Pack

One Piece Unlimited World Red DLC Arrives, With Golden Bell Tower Mission and Nami Swimsuit Pack

Optional skimpy clothes are all the rage

One Piece Unlimited World Red is currently available on Wii U and 3DS, and Bandai Namco Europe has now issued details on the latest DLC — this follows on from the free "Red Stands Alone" quest originally issued. The content is apparently live in PAL regions now, with the press release providing the...

Video: Returning To Rainbow Skies with Fantasy Zone II Double

Returning To Rainbow Skies with Fantasy Zone II Double

Twice the fun or double the trouble?

After a brief break with the excellent 3D port of racing classic Outrun, M2 has turned its attention back to shooters with this release of Fantasy Zone II Double in Japan, a neat little compilation of the previously Playstation 2-exclusive System 16 remake of the Master System game Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of...

News: eShop Funds Now Buyable or Giftable via PayPal in UK

eShop Funds Now Buyable or Giftable via PayPal in UK

No plastic? No problem!

Update: This payment option is also available via the German PayPal site; thanks to those that highlighted this in the comments section. Original article: Digital downloads just got more convenient for UK gamers now that PayPal has been added as a payment option for the Nintendo eShop. PayPal accounts can now be used to...

News: Yokai Watch 2 Sells a Whopping 1.3 Million Copies in Launch Week, Boosts 3DS Sales

Yokai Watch 2 Sells a Whopping 1.3 Million Copies in Launch Week, Boosts 3DS Sales

Wii U sales drop again, but retains top home console spot

The latest Media Create chart results are in for Japan, and they bring an extraordinary début week for Yokai Watch 2, along with a boost in 3DS hardware sales and another dip in the equivalent Wii U figure. To begin with software, Level 5's Yokai Watch 2 — released as separate Ganso and...