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News: Castlevania Composer Michiru Yamane Joins Flying Hamster II Team

Castlevania Composer Michiru Yamane Joins Flying Hamster II Team

Aiming for a campaign boost

Composer Michiru Yamane, best known for her work on music for the Castlevania series, has joined forces with Parisian indie studio Game Atelier for its upcoming Kickstarter-funded title, Flying Hamster II. Check out Game Atelier's reveal video for the composer below: Flying Hamster II is currently in development for...

News: The Club Nintendo Rewards Are Confirmed for April

The Club Nintendo Rewards Are Confirmed for April

Classic Mario! Arty learning! Mario Golf! Trajectile!

It's been a whole month since the last update, so Club Nintendo in North America has confirmed the latest batch of downloadable treats that are available in exchange for your hard-earned and treasured coins. This time we have two Virtual Console games available on Wii and Wii U, joined by two...

News: Two Tribes Highlights Sales Increase Following Permanent Discounts on Classics Range

Two Tribes Highlights Sales Increase Following Permanent Discounts on Classics Range

EDGE on 3DS enjoys the biggest boost

One of the most significant issues with both the Wii and DSi online stores were the fixed price points, locking game publishers into their launch rate. As we've seen on the 3DS and Wii U eShop stores, however, Nintendo's decision to drop that requirement has brought us regular promotions and discounts on a...

Video: Silicon Studios Shows Off Tech Demo of Yebis 2 Advanced Optical Effects Middleware

Silicon Studios Shows Off Tech Demo of Yebis 2 Advanced Optical Effects Middleware

Will eventually support Wii U

Silicon Studios, developer of the popular 3DS title Bravely Default, has revealed a beautiful tech demo preview of Yebis 2 — via its YouTube channel — which is a visual effects engine. According to the studio, Yebis 2 is a "nexus of real-time processing effects" with physically based optics simulation. The demo...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirty Two

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirty Two

Luigi! Gust Bellows! Pikachu's Thunder! More!

It's time once again for our Super Smash Bros. summary from last week, though this week perhaps feels a little different — we have a Super Smash Bros. Direct to look forward to, after all. Masahiro Sakurai has been playing it cool, however, with the Super Smash Bros. Director's Room not referencing...

Video: This Is Why You Should Never Allow Mario To House Sit

This Is Why You Should Never Allow Mario To House Sit

Never leave the plumber in charge

Ever wondered what happens if you leave your house and forget to turn off your Wii U? Well ponder no longer, as filmmaker John Huffnagle has created this short movie to show the kind of destruction that Shigeru Miyamoto's most famous creation can unleash when he's left unattended. The video is seriously impressive...

Video: This New Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer Showcases In-Game Story

This New Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer Showcases In-Game Story

Kingpin featured as a prominent baddie

Activision has just released the latest trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a story-centered preview that showcases many of the villains giving Spidey trouble this time around. Among them are the Kingpin, the notorious crime lord who's placed a bounty on Spider-Man's head; Black Cat, who is carrying out said...

News: Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Gets Closer to Release in the West

Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Gets Closer to Release in the West

The Pokémon Company emphasizes X & Y sales of "nearly 12 million"

Update: Below is a new trailer for the Western version of this movie. Original Article: As we've reported previously, Pokémon XY The Movie - The Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie is coming to Japan on 19th July, the latest in a long line of animated films for the franchise...

News: Capcom is Holding a Weapon Design Contest for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Capcom is Holding a Weapon Design Contest for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Take a break from hunting to get creative!

Following on from a successful contest previously held for the release of Monster Hunter Tri back in 2009, Capcom has once again asked hunters to show their artistic side and design a weapon for the upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The winning designs will be featured in-game, so you can look forward to...

Video: Atlus Serves Up an Early Look at Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth's Battle System

Atlus Serves Up an Early Look at Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth's Battle System

Looks pleasingly complicated

There are undoubtedly long term franchise fans and RPG enthusiasts eagerly awaiting Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth on 3DS. It'll be the first Persona game on Nintendo hardware, has a new art style for the occasion and will blend in gameplay elements from the popular Etrian series. It seems like a smart move from...

Ninterview: Joe Heaton on The Joy of Game Boy Mods and Chiptune Music

Joe Heaton on The Joy of Game Boy Mods and Chiptune Music

"Over time it’s achieved an iconic status "

Nintendo's unrivalled history and cultural impact in gaming is manifested in various ways, and brings together fans and enthusiasts of many kinds. A number of us enthusiastically jump into the company's latest systems and games, while others find the most joy in collecting retro equivalents. There are...

Talking Point: The Timing of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Direct Raises Expectations

The Timing of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Direct Raises Expectations

A release date must be on the agenda

During 2013 Nintendo delivered 16 Nintendo Direct broadcasts — that's the count from the official Nintendo of America website, which includes some game-specific "mini" videos and does not include some Japan-specific examples. By this stage of 2013 there had been four Directs, and there was typically a...

News: Bit Boy!! Arcade Expected to Launch on North American 3DS eShop on 17th April

Bit Boy!! Arcade Expected to Launch on North American 3DS eShop on 17th April

European release to follow

Kubi and friends will soon be making a return in their upcoming 3DS eShop title, Bit Boy!! Arcade. According to a software listing on Nintendo’s website, the eShop action game will be available from 17th April onwards in North America, with a European release expected shortly after. The game tracks the adventures of...