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News: System Update 8.1.0-19 Now Available on 3DS

System Update 8.1.0-19 Now Available on 3DS

Can you handle the stability?

Earlier this week there was a Wii U system update that made it so stable that we could barely comprehend the level of stability. 3DS owners may have felt left out, so Nintendo has courageously stepped forward with an update for the portable, taking us to version 8.1.0-19. Below is the word from the official changelog...

News: Dakko Dakko Confirms Development of Update for Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails

Dakko Dakko Confirms Development of Update for Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails

Purrfect

Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails is a colourful and rather challenging Wii U exclusive from Dakko Dakko, and has already gathered a band of devoted fans. The literal approach to on-rails shooting is certainly fun, albeit a number of gamers may find the level of challenge a bit too much to handle. As a positive for those unsure of whether...

News: Super Smash Bros. For 3DS To Feature More Trophies Than Brawl

Super Smash Bros. For 3DS To Feature More Trophies Than Brawl

Buy those you can't win with in-game money

One aspect of the Super Smash Bros. series that calls to the obsessive collector in all of us is trophies, little designs that will make us go for that 100,000th KO no matter what. Masahiro Sakurai is more than happy to feed this unhealthy obsession, and has outlined the volume of trophies and tweaks to the...

News: SNES Classic Cybernator Is Suiting Up For An Assault On The Wii U Virtual Console Tomorrow

SNES Classic Cybernator Is Suiting Up For An Assault On The Wii U Virtual Console Tomorrow

In North America, that is

The SNES was a system which was lucky enough to enjoy amazing support from the best publishers and developers of its era, and one of the console's best third-party releases is set to stomp its way to the North American Virtual Console tomorrow. Cybernator — also known as Assault Suit Valken in Japan — was launched by...

News: Sean Bean Declares His Head is 'A Bit Square' in GoldenEye on N64

Sean Bean Declares His Head is 'A Bit Square' in GoldenEye on N64

But he's Bean a fan for a long time

In a recent 'ask me anything' (AMA) on Reddit, Sean Bean confessed his admiration for the N64 classic Goldeneye 007, but also made reference to how polygonally-handicapped his head appeared. Oh, it's good, it's great! Especially because it's so popular, it's like, quite unique really. It was such a big hit. But...

News: Super Mario Kart Speeds Onto the North American Wii U eShop

Super Mario Kart Speeds Onto the North American Wii U eShop

At last!

Earlier today Nintendo confirmed release details for a Mario Kart 8 update and the free Mercedes DLC, with the content arriving on 27th August. That was European confirmation, but now Nintendo of America has confirmed the same date and changes to the game, along with an extra treat. A day before the standard Download Update, Super Mario...

News: XType Plus Bug Resolved With Download Now Available on the European Wii U eShop

XType Plus Bug Resolved With Download Now Available on the European Wii U eShop

Concrete release date for North America is pending

Last week's Nintendo Download Update had some unexpected drama related to budget shooter XType Plus, when it arrived on the European store and an online leaderboard error caused some Wii U systems to freeze. It was pulled from the eShop within a few hours, and due to time zone differences in store...

News: Nintendo's At It Again With Another Majora's Mask Tease

Nintendo's At It Again With Another Majora's Mask Tease

No Majora hype implied

Nintendo has been placing sly references to its off-the-wall cult classic The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask a number of years now – the most notable recent example was the presence of the titular mask on a wall of Link's house in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the 3DS. Not to be flogging a dead horse or...

News: The Pokémon Center Online Store is in Business for US Gamers

The Pokémon Center Online Store is in Business for US Gamers

Gotta spend it all

If you're a Pokémon fan in the US that's willing to spend top dollar for official merchandise, the freshly launched Pokémon Center online store may be the place for you. Only taking orders and deliveries for the US, it serves up more 'mon merchandise than you could possibly dream of catching. The main categories available are...

News: Nintendo Hardware and Exclusives Hold Firm at Top of Japanese Charts

Nintendo Hardware and Exclusives Hold Firm at Top of Japanese Charts

3DS and Wii U see small increases

It's Media Create Japanese chart results time, once again, and they continue the usual trends — though there are a few talking points to consider. In terms of software, the two iterations of Yokai Watch 2 had another dominant week, now just one week away — in all likelihood — from passing two million physical...

News: Steel Diver: Sub Wars Gets an Upgrade to Version 3.0

Steel Diver: Sub Wars Gets an Upgrade to Version 3.0

More than 3.0 reasons to download

Nintendo has updated its unconventional shooter Steel Diver: Sub Wars to version 3.0, as promised last month. This isn't just a stability update either – prepare for some serious tweaks to the formula. The update is global, so no matter where you are you'll be privy to the spicy new additions. To save rifling...

Feature: Nintendo's Natural Home at HYPER Japan Set The Tone For Future Events

Nintendo's Natural Home at HYPER Japan Set The Tone For Future Events

Charm and interactivity were vital

A little while ago we attended HYPER Japan in London, an event which was heavily supported by Nintendo UK. Nintendo has shown support for similar Japan-centric expos around the world, with Shigeru Miyamoto originally planning to attend Japan Expo in Paris until, unfortunately, he had to withdraw due to his...

Weirdness: Yoshi's Real Name Is Both Silly and Scientific

Yoshi's Real Name Is Both Silly and Scientific

Will re-open the "is he a dinosaur" debate

We were once told by Nintendo that Yoshi is not a dinosaur, as we'd stated in a feature, but that he was simply a Yoshi. Once we'd dusted ourselves down from the polite but firm telling off, we felt indignant. He is a dinosaur, with boots, what's so wrong about that? It is possible that down the road of...

News: Shovel Knight Sales Numbers Revealed by Yacht Club Games

Shovel Knight Sales Numbers Revealed by Yacht Club Games

Indie developer rocks the boat

Actual sales figures are some of the most closely guarded secrets in the games industry, but Yacht Club Games has posted the full story of developing the indie hit Shovel Knight from its initial Kickstarter campaign to first full month of release, complete with approximate sales figures on Wii U eShop and 3DS eShop in...

News: Mario Kart 8 Update & DLC Scheduled for 27th August

Mario Kart 8 Update & DLC Scheduled for 27th August

Finally stop selecting "View Highlights" by mistake

Update 2: This update and DLC has now been confirmed in North America, with Super Mario Kart now also available on the Wii U eShop. Update: This update has now also been confirmed for 27th August in Europe. Original Story: Nintendo has updated its Japanese website with the following details...

News: Take the Internet Stage for a Chance at Some Great Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Prizes

Take the Internet Stage for a Chance at Some Great Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Prizes

Contest wants to see you performing the Final Fantasy Main Theme

Square Enix is celebrating its repertoire of Final Fantasy music and the upcoming release of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call by sending out its own open call to anyone willing to perform. The company is holding a contest to see who can submit the best rendition of the iconic...

Feature: Hyrule Warriors - Everything We Know So Far

Hyrule Warriors - Everything We Know So Far

Hacking and slashing up the details

Hyrule Warriors is the next major release on Wii U, with Nintendo no doubt hopeful that it'll kickstart a sustained period of solid sales for the home console, with subsequent months also bringing a variety of major releases. It's also the first high-profile and direct crossover for the Zelda franchise — aside...

News: Etrian Odyssey 2 3DS Remake Confirmed for Japan

Etrian Odyssey 2 3DS Remake Confirmed for Japan

They weren't kidding. There is no broccoli.

The "that game" teased by Atlus several weeks ago has finally been revealed, if this was in fact the game it was referring to. The somewhat infamous former "not broccoli" teaser site now presents a lovely smorgasbord of information in Japanese on a 3DS remake of Etrian Odyssey II, replacing somewhat...