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News: Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Leads in Japan as 3DS Tops Hardware Sales

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Leads in Japan as 3DS Tops Hardware Sales

Xenoblade Chronicles X holds firm in fourth

It's the week after Golden Week in Japan, which typically brings a drop-off in sales as the public holiday becomes a fading memory. With that in mind, and in the absence of new releases, the latest Media Create sales for the country bring positives for Nintendo. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros...

News: Konami And Square Enix Post Positive Financials, Despite A Lack Of Major Console Releases

Konami And Square Enix Post Positive Financials, Despite A Lack Of Major Console Releases

A sign of the times?

Japanese publishers Konami and Square Enix have both reported positive financial results for the past year, despite the fact that neither company has released all that many AAA console titles during this period. Konami has reported a 147 percent increase in net profit for the year ending March. Profits reached 9.5bn Yen, which...

News: Image & Form Considering SteamWorld Heist DLC, But Not For Day One

Image & Form Considering SteamWorld Heist DLC, But Not For Day One

"It needs to be something more"

SteamWorld Heist is certainly one of the most prominent Indie downloads on the way this year, with Image & Form's 2D strategy title set to come to the eShop on Wii U and 3DS, along with a host of other platforms. The studio's been keeping fans up to date with weekly updates, too, tackling questions and running...

News: The Pokémon Company Wants You To Enjoy Plenty of Pokémon Rumble World Toy Unlock Codes in Europe

The Pokémon Company Wants You To Enjoy Plenty of Pokémon Rumble World Toy Unlock Codes in Europe

Charizard has a Mega Stone, too

Pokémon Rumble World is Nintendo's most recent free-to-play venture on the 3DS, blending button mashing and brawling with strategy to utilise super effective combinations. As with Pokémon Shuffle it's possible to progress without spending any money, though you can speed up progress or improve your chances by buying...

News: Newly Confirmed Guitar Hero Live Tracks Bring The Spandex And Poodle Perms

Newly Confirmed Guitar Hero Live Tracks Bring The Spandex And Poodle Perms

"Got any Priest, mate?"

Activision is releasing the full track list for its forthcoming Guitar Hero Live in batches, and it has just announced the second helping of songs. While some fans expressed disappointment at the first drop, this week's offering should get classic rock fans more excited as it includes Pantera, Rage Against the Machine and...

News: Stella Glow Developer Imageepoch Has Gone Bust

Stella Glow Developer Imageepoch Has Gone Bust

Western release presumably unaffected

Japanese studio Imageepoch - famous for its RPGs - has been in the news a lot recently. On the positive side, the company's latest 3DS title, Stella Glow, has been confirmed for a Western release by publisher Atlus. Less encouraging is the news regarding Imageepoch's president Ryoei Mikage, who went missing

News: New Super Mario Bros. Receives ESRB Rating For Wii U Virtual Console

New Super Mario Bros. Receives ESRB Rating For Wii U Virtual Console

That'll be three New Super Mario Bros. games playable on Wii U

About a month ago, Nintendo finally got around to expanding its Virtual Console service by fulfilling its promise to add Nintendo DS games to the catalogue. The titles announced for the launch have all since released, but Nintendo has since remained silent on what we can expect to arrive...

News: Square Enix Announces Dragon Quest VIII For The 3DS

Square Enix Announces Dragon Quest VIII For The 3DS

Launches in Japan on 27th August

The 3DS is four years old now and Nintendo knows sales momentum of the system is important to maintain. At a recent Financial Results Briefing, Iwata reiterated this, explaining the 3DS could use with a boost in its homeland of Japan. With this in mind, Square Enix has announced Dragon Quest VIII – originally...

News: Sit Tight, Nintendo Will Announce Its E3 2015 Plans Tomorrow

Sit Tight, Nintendo Will Announce Its E3 2015 Plans Tomorrow

Get your tickets for the hype train

Can't wait to hear more about what Nintendo has planned for this year's E3? Well you don't have to wait too much longer, as Nintendo of America has confirmed that it will be revealing a some additional info tomorrow. Last year the company used a similar approach to outline its plans, and even produced an amusing...

News: Nintendo Committed To Making Smart Device Gaming One Of Its Key "Revenue Pillars" 

Nintendo Committed To Making Smart Device Gaming One Of Its Key "Revenue Pillars" 

But company still feels dedicated consoles are its future

Nintendo's alliance with DeNA has arguably been one of the biggest gaming announcements of 2015 so far, and marks a brave new era for the Japanese veteran following countless denials that it would ever move into the smart device arena. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has now revealed that...

News: Iwata: 3DS Has Plenty Of Room For Growth, Female Gamers Key To Console's Continued Success In Japan

Iwata: 3DS Has Plenty Of Room For Growth, Female Gamers Key To Console's Continued Success In Japan

Platform still has "momentum", according to Nintendo boss

The 3DS may be four years old now, but Nintendo president Satoru Iwata believes it still has a bright commercial future ahead of it - despite the fact that the console's release schedule is currently looking a little light on smash-hit games. Speaking to investors at the recent Financial...

News: Nintendo Has Unannounced Wii U Titles Which Will Launch Before April 2016 

Nintendo Has Unannounced Wii U Titles Which Will Launch Before April 2016 

Expect some big news at E3

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed to investors that the company is working on "unannounced" Wii U titles which will see release before April next year. We already know about certain forthcoming Wii U games, but Nintendo traditionally saves something a little special for E3. Super Mario 3D World was announced...

Ninterview: Talking Super Smash Bros. With UK Grand Master James Miller

Talking Super Smash Bros. With UK Grand Master James Miller

He plays a mean Luigi

James Miller is rather good at Super Smash Bros. He recently won Nintendo UK's Super Smash Bros Invitational event at the MCM Comic Con in Birmingham - a massive achievement for many players but merely another title in Miller's eyes; he's already made his presence felt in the UK's Smash community several times in the pa

News: Acro Storm Fuses F-Zero With Extreme-G, And It's Racing To The Wii U eShop

Acro Storm Fuses F-Zero With Extreme-G, And It's Racing To The Wii U eShop

Hoverbikes ahoy

Look, we all want a new F-Zero game - that's a given. But until Nintendo actually announces it, we'll just have to make do with titles inspired by the famous racer - titles like Acro Storm, which is currently being developed by Indie studio Blue Comet Games. Built using Unity and featuring 16 different futuristic tracks, Acro...

News: Introducing The Very First Support Character In Yooka-Laylee, Trowzer The Serpent Salesman

Introducing The Very First Support Character In Yooka-Laylee, Trowzer The Serpent Salesman

A snake wearing trousers

Support characters were very much a staple of 3D platform games during their prime, and it looks like Playtonic Games will continue this tradition with the recent reveal of the first support character in Yooka-Laylee: Trowzer, the serpent salesman. A business-snake whose career never took off, the smug salesman is...

News: Shapes of Gray Arrives On The North American Wii U eShop May 21st

Shapes of Gray Arrives On The North American Wii U eShop May 21st

“Hotline Miami meets WarioWare”

Described by Secret Tunnel Entertainment as “Hotline Miami meets WarioWare”, Shapes of Gray is set to arrive on the North American Wii U eShop on 21st May. As previously noted, Shapes of Gray is an aesthetically simple 2D title that takes players through 10-second battles within small game environments...

News: ​Playtonic Confirms Post-Release DLC as the Next Stretch Goal for Yooka-Laylee

​Playtonic Confirms Post-Release DLC as the Next Stretch Goal for Yooka-Laylee

"When – and only when – we've finished and shipped the full version"

It's pretty safe to say that Yooka-Laylee is shaping up to be a massive success. After meeting its initial funding goal in less than forty minutes, Yooka-Laylee went on to become the fastest Kickstarter game to pass the $1 million mark. Evidently, gamers around the world really

News: ​The Prices of the Remaining Physical Goods on Club Nintendo in North America Have Been Reduced

​The Prices of the Remaining Physical Goods on Club Nintendo in North America Have Been Reduced

Some are as much as 50% off!

As most of you are aware, Club Nintendo's days are numbered. About a month ago, Nintendo announced that a new loyalty program would be replacing it later this year, with Club Nintendo set to shut down for good on 30th June. Shortly after the announcement was made, Nintendo made a plethora of new downloadable games and...