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Anniversary: The Virtual Boy Is 20 Years Old Today

The Virtual Boy Is 20 Years Old Today

Nintendo's most famous failure is getting on a bit

According to the history books, the Virtual Boy is Nintendo's biggest failure — both commercially and critically — in the hardware arena. Launched 20 years ago today on 21st July 1995 in Japan to almost complete consumer apathy, it bypassed Europe entirely and was discontinued the following...

Video: Capcom's Monster Hunter X Livestream Gets Analysed, Fighting Styles Investigated

Capcom's Monster Hunter X Livestream Gets Analysed, Fighting Styles Investigated

New locations shown off, too

Monster Hunter X has a confirmed Japanese release date of November 28th, and to drum up interest in the new 3DS title Capcom recently livestreamed almost 30 minutes of footage. The gameplay shows off some of the new fighting styles, one of which allows you to perform jumping attacks with any weapon. As any Monster...

News: E-litre 3K Scope And Neo Splash-O-Matic Headed To Splatoon Tomorrow

E-litre 3K Scope And Neo Splash-O-Matic Headed To Splatoon Tomorrow

Even more inking options

The drip-feed of Splatoon weapons continues, with two more combat options coming to the game tomorrow. Nintendo has confirmed that E-litre 3K Scope and Neo Splash-o-matic will go live in the game, offering fans even more choice when it comes to their weapon load out. https://twitter.com/nintendouk/status/623387077972000768...

News: Devil's Third is Being Published by Nintendo of America in Q4, Also Coming to PC as 'Free-to-Start' Title

Devil's Third is Being Published by Nintendo of America in Q4, Also Coming to PC as 'Free-to-Start' Title

PC version will be multiplayer-focused

There's been some more Devil's Third news, which in this case brings useful information and a notable surprise. First of all, Nintendo of America has confirmed that the action shooter will be published at retail (and on the eShop) by the company in the Americas - no final date has been given, though we do have...

News: Nintendo Teams Up With DigiPen to Support and Promote Third-Party 3DS eShop Games Out of Singapore

Nintendo Teams Up With DigiPen to Support and Promote Third-Party 3DS eShop Games Out of Singapore

Inking out a deal

Nintendo's been pro-active during this generation to support and promote game development from smaller studios around the world, helping the eShop to be a vibrant platform on both Wii U and 3DS. Another project is now set to get underway, and this time it'll be utilising development talent in Singapore to bring 3DS eShop games to...

News: Secret Of Evermore's Epic Soundtrack Gets The Remaster Treatment

Secret Of Evermore's Epic Soundtrack Gets The Remaster Treatment

Sean Schafianski works his magic on Jeremy Soule's original tracks

Secret of Evermore is one of Square's forgotten classics - a SNES title created entirely in North America that tried to ape stable mate Secret of Mana, but didn't quite match it. Despite being less acclaimed than some of Square's other 16-bit titles, Evermore still has plenty of fans...

First Impressions: Heading Back to the Farm in Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale

Heading Back to the Farm in Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale

Of Cabbages and Kings

Nestled snugly between Senran Kagura's bountiful bosoms and the Cold Steel of the latest Legend of Heroes chapter, Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale occupied a relatively unassuming spot at XSEED's E3 booth last month, but it certainly left quite an impression. This upcoming 3DS title is a crossover that...

News: Latest Splatoon Splatfest Results Are In, Eating And Roller Coasters Emerge Victorious

Latest Splatoon Splatfest Results Are In, Eating And Roller Coasters Emerge Victorious

Bad luck, Sleeping and Water Slides

This past weekend saw another Splatoon Splatfest take place in North America and Europe, with the former having to choose between Roller Coasters and Water Slides while the latter's options were Eating and Sleeping. In North America it was Team Roller Coaster which emerged victorious once the ink had stopped...

News: Monster Hunter X Japanese Release Date Revealed, Monster Hunter Stories Playable At TGS 2015

Monster Hunter X Japanese Release Date Revealed, Monster Hunter Stories Playable At TGS 2015

What's that coming over the hill?

Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter X will launch in Japan on November 28th. The next instalment in the company's best-selling franchise, Monster Hunter X - or Monster Hunter Cross if you prefer - will feature plenty of new content for fans to sink their teeth into. It's going to cost 5,800 Yen in its...

News: Nova-111 Is A Unique Strategy Puzzle Title From Two Former PixelJunk Developers

Nova-111 Is A Unique Strategy Puzzle Title From Two Former PixelJunk Developers

Curve Digital is publishing on Wii U eShop

Curve Digital has confirmed that it will be bringing Funktronic Labs' Nova-111 to the Wii U eShop. Founded by two former Q-Games (the studio behind the PixelJunk series, Star Fox Command, Star Fox 64 3D) staffers - Eddie Lee and Kalin - Nova-111 is a unique fusion of real time strategy and turn-based...

News: Nintendo Of Europe Launching Tomodachi Life Friendship Fiesta This Month

Nintendo Of Europe Launching Tomodachi Life Friendship Fiesta This Month

You and Mii, always

Nintendo of Europe has announced a fresh campaign to promote 3DS life sim Tomodachi Life this month. The Tomodachi Life Friendship Fiesta takes place between July 30th and August 9th, and includes special downloads, a new puzzle piece board, fresh social sites and a discount on the game itself for those who have yet to take the...

News: Playtonic Happy to Move Away From "Box-Ticking" Culture At Microsoft-Owned Rare

Playtonic Happy to Move Away From "Box-Ticking" Culture At Microsoft-Owned Rare

Creative lead Gavin Price talks about fresh beginnings

Yooka-Laylee has been hailed as a platforming rebirth created by some of the UK's most talented developers, and has recently become one of Kickstarter's most acclaimed success stories. Developer Playtonic - which is made up of former Rare staffers and, in recent months, has added more in the...

Nintendo Download: 23rd July (Europe)

23rd July (Europe)

Yoshi! Streets of Rage 2 3D! Exciting discounts! More!

It's Monday, once again, and we have the Nintendo Download Update details for Europe to get the week started. This batch brings a promising mix of old and new on the Wii U, while a classic SEGA beat 'em up arrives in 3D form on Nintendo's portable along with a few other tempting options. Let's...

Talking Point: Competitive Gaming With Super Smash Bros. and More Can Be Vital for Nintendo

Competitive Gaming With Super Smash Bros. and More Can Be Vital for Nintendo

New audiences and more headlines

It's been Evo weekend in Las Vegas, arguably the most notable fighting game tournament in the world. Super Smash Bros. Melee and the Wii U entry are two of the biggest titles of the event, with recognisable competitors and a lot of press coverage revolving around the series. If Masahiro Sakurai takes personal...

Interview: Amy Andersson on Conducting the Symphony of the Goddesses

Amy Andersson on Conducting the Symphony of the Goddesses

"Audience reaction has been phenomenal"

Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to be part of the audience for the Seattle, WA performance of Symphony of the Goddesses: Master Quest. Since then, the concert has toured across parts of America, Europe, and Canada, now continuing its journey across the United States and back to Europe to finish out...

News: Negative Reception For Devil's Third Is Due To Poor Player Skill, Claims Tomonobu Itagaki

Negative Reception For Devil's Third Is Due To Poor Player Skill, Claims Tomonobu Itagaki

"I was be able to understand about the reactions"

Devil's Third has been in the press a lot recently. First came the rumours that Nintendo of America had declined to publish the game, followed by reports that the firm had quickly made a U-turn due to the reaction of fans. Then came the previews, based on the final European code. Our v

News: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures 2 is Confirmed, and Looks Set for Nintendo Systems

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures 2 is Confirmed, and Looks Set for Nintendo Systems

More poop jokes inbound

The Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) is still one of the biggest YouTube names out there in the minds of plenty of gamers, which was proven with the release of Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures across various platforms. That included Wii U and 3DS versions, and now that a sequel has been announced it looks like Nintendo fans will...

News: New Pokémon May Be On the Way Following Movie Trailer Reveal

New Pokémon May Be On the Way Following Movie Trailer Reveal

A green blob, apparently

If we were betting individuals, which we're not, we'd expect some kind of main-series Pokémon title next year on 3DS or - who knows? - maybe even the NX. After two years on the bounce with Pokémon X & Y and then Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, this year we're in spin-off territory with Pokémon Super Mystery...