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News: F-Zero: GP Legend Rated For North America Wii U Virtual Console, Arrives This Week

F-Zero: GP Legend Rated For North America Wii U Virtual Console, Arrives This Week

You got boost power!

The Wii U Virtual Console iteration of the GBA title, F-Zero: GP Legend, was already released in Europe earlier this year, and now it's speeding its way towards North America this week, after an official ESRB rating was locked in. The original title released in the west in 2004 took F-Zero on Nintendo's portable device of the...

News: Game Freak’s Director Explains Why TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT Isn’t Coming to Nintendo's Digital Platforms

Game Freak’s Director Explains Why TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT Isn’t Coming to Nintendo's Digital Platforms

At least for now

It's fair to say, the recent announcement of TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT for every digital platform but the eShop has outraged Nintendo fans. When the SEGA and Game Freak collaboration was teased last week, we even alluded to the idea that Nintendo systems were in with a chance of receiving this latest title given the close...

News: Here’s Why Axiom Verge is Not Initially Coming to Wii U

Here’s Why Axiom Verge is Not Initially Coming to Wii U

Foiled again!

For those of you out of the loop, Axiom Verge is a highly anticipated, upcoming indie title that takes heavy inspiration from Metroid as well as other side-scrolling shooters of the NES era. Axiom Verge is especially notable for being the product of merely one man, an engineer named Tom Happ, who has some light experience in the game...

News: TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT, The Game Freak and Sega Collaboration, is Sadly Skipping Wii U

TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT, The Game Freak and Sega Collaboration, is Sadly Skipping Wii U

Coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC

Last week we shared a tease that was sent out of a Sega and Game Freak collaboration, rather mischievously suggesting it could well be a smart device game, but expressing hope that the connections between the companies with Nintendo would give us decent odds of 3DS or Wii U support. That game has now been revealed as...

News: Etrian Mystery Dungeon Just Misses Top Spot in Japanese Charts as New 3DS LL Climbs to Second

Etrian Mystery Dungeon Just Misses Top Spot in Japanese Charts as New 3DS LL Climbs to Second

Wii U sales improve a little

After a dominant début for Dragon Quest Heroes in its first week on PS3 and PS4 in Japan, the latest Media Create results bring a new 3DS release into the reckoning, even if it can't seize top-spot; hardware, meanwhile, remains steady for another week. New in the software charts is Etrian Mystery Dungeon, the crossover...

Hardware Review: 8Bitdo FC30 Pro Controller

8Bitdo FC30 Pro Controller

We are Family (Computer)

Remember the 8Bitdo NES30 pad we reviewed a while back? It was a likeable take on the whole Bluetooth gaming pad concept which looked and felt like a genuine NES pad from back in the day. The makers of that particular controller are back with a revised unit, and this time it's focused on the NES' Japanese counterpart - the...

News: All Theatrhythm Dragon Quest DLC Set to be Free

All Theatrhythm Dragon Quest DLC Set to be Free

Not bad at all

Square Enix continues to pull out the surprises for its fan base, and with the Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Japanese launch date of March 26th almost upon us, the surprises are not waning. Square Enix has delighted Japanese fans with free 3DS HOME themes already, and if you haven't heard today is the release of the Theatrhythm Dragon...

News: Nintendo Unleashes Three More Pokémon 3DS HOME Themes in Japan

Nintendo Unleashes Three More Pokémon 3DS HOME Themes in Japan

Another World themes, too

3DS HOME Themes keep arriving on Nintendo's portable, with the Japanese market being inundated with the most regular new arrivals. As a way of spicing up our systems and getting us ready for some gaming, these Themes have been a welcome arrival on the portable. Nintendo's certainly keen to show off its biggest brands, too,...

News: Nintendo Australia Calling On Aussie Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Players For A Community Hunt

Nintendo Australia Calling On Aussie Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Players For A Community Hunt

Announced for Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne

It’s been all quiet on the Nintendo front so far this year in Australia, nothing particularly big has been announced just yet, but we’re sure Nintendo Australia’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate gathering will be the first of many community-driven events held. To celebrate the release of Monster Hunter 4...

News: Australian Government Set to Trial New Classification Tool for Digital Games

Australian Government Set to Trial New Classification Tool for Digital Games

A possible step in the right direction

Despite the introduction of an official R18+ rating in 2013, Australia's classification system for videogames still faces many challenges moving forward. Working with the Australian Classification Board (ACB) has often been problematic for many developers and publishers, with prolonged localisations often...

News: Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight Will Be Finding its Way to North American Gamers This Summer

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight Will Be Finding its Way to North American Gamers This Summer

No news on a European release

For those of you that aren't fans, the Etrian Odyssey series is an old school, dungeon-crawling RPG that tasks players with exploring vast mazes from a first person perspective. This series is refreshing for placing players in relatively open environments, such as oceans or jungles, as opposed to the typically...

News: GameStop Lists Crazy Majora's Mask New Nintendo 3DS XL 'Massive Bundle' for $500, Sells Out Almost Instantly

GameStop Lists Crazy Majora's Mask New Nintendo 3DS XL 'Massive Bundle' for $500, Sells Out Almost Instantly

Madness

GameStop has plenty of standard New Nintendo 3DS models in stock, it seems, at least on its website. There are options to buy the hardware alone, or bundles for those ready to spend a little more cash. It seems that the retailer also had a handful of the treasured Majora's Mask limited edition systems left, however, so naturally put them up...

News: Life of Pixel Developer Highlights Sales Figures and Challenges, But Confirms Progress on Wii U Version

Life of Pixel Developer Highlights Sales Figures and Challenges, But Confirms Progress on Wii U Version

"Before we launched on PC, we had fairly high hopes for Life of Pixel"

Late last year developer Super Icon Ltd re-affirmed that Life of Pixel is coming to the Wii U eShop. That was great news for fans of platformers and retro systems - this game has the neat hook of each level looking like it's from a different retro system, including Nintendo...

News: Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Confirmed For European Launch, Embarrassing Limited Edition Packs Promised

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Confirmed For European Launch, Embarrassing Limited Edition Packs Promised

Will you be man enough to pre-order the "Happy Boobs" Limited Edition?

Marvelous Europe is bringing the Tamsoft fighting game Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson to Europe and Australia this summer. Following on from the events of Senran Kagura Burst, this sequel will be distributed both digitally and physically in Europe, with Marvelous offering a...