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News: Xenoblade Chronicles X and Nintendo Network Maintenance Sessions Are On the Way

Xenoblade Chronicles X and Nintendo Network Maintenance Sessions Are On the Way

Just four hours this time around

On a regular basis Nintendo needs to take some online services down to give the servers a bit of a spit and polish, depriving us of valuable Splatoon time, or general online time, for that matter. There's a bit of maintenance on the way to be aware of, so let's break it down. First of all, Xenoblade Chronicles X...

Video: Five Things We Want From The Nintendo NX

Five Things We Want From The Nintendo NX

We can wish, right?

Nintendo is expected to announce more details about its mysterious NX platform early this year, and there are signs that the console could launch before Christmas comes around. We actually know very little about the system so far, but that hasn't stopped our video guru Alex from putting together a tantalising wishlist. What do...

News: Hardcore Gaming 101's Next Book Focuses On Taito's Arcade Legacy

Hardcore Gaming 101's Next Book Focuses On Taito's Arcade Legacy

From Elevator Action to Liquid Kids

Video game site Hardcore Gaming 101 has become something of a goldmine for retro gamers, with its staff tirelessly uncovering gems from the past that everyone else has all but forgotten about. The site also produces a line of excellent books which feature both new and re-written content, and the latest offering...

News: Tatsumi Kimishima Is Aiming To Quadruple Nintendo's Operating Profits

Tatsumi Kimishima Is Aiming To Quadruple Nintendo's Operating Profits

Smartphone games, theme parks and DLC expected to contribute to growth

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has spoken recently about his plans for the company, and one of his boldest aims is to increase Nintendo's operating profit to around 100 billion Yen a year (approx $855 million) - more than four times what the firm achieved last financial...

News: Fire Emblem Fates New Nintendo 3DS XL Model Confirmed, Along With DLC Details

Fire Emblem Fates New Nintendo 3DS XL Model Confirmed, Along With DLC Details

Revelation storyline on 10th March, all-in-one edition on the way

Fire Emblem Fates is not only the eagerly awaited second entry of the franchise on the 3DS, but it's also an intriguing release. Due on 19th February in North America it'll come in two separate editions - Birthright and Conquest - that have different storylines, though those keen to...

News: Bravely Second: End Layer, Including a Collector's Edition, is Heading to North America on 15th April

Bravely Second: End Layer, Including a Collector's Edition, is Heading to North America on 15th April

Good times

North American RPG fans have had to wait a surprising amount of time, but there's now a solid release date for Bravely Second: End Layer in the region. It's coming to the territory on 15th April, and a Collector's Edition is coming too. Due in Europe on 26th February, the wait for North America is thankfully not as bad as it could have...

News: Splatoon Update to Prompt Server Maintenance and Brief Downtime

Splatoon Update to Prompt Server Maintenance and Brief Downtime

Not for too long, thankfully

Version 2.5.0 of Splatoon goes live soon, and the official Tumblr page for the game has advised that implementing the update will necessitate a bit of downtime that'll prevent online play. It's not a lengthy break, but is worth noting for North American gamers planning some evening matches. The following downtime is on...

Talking Point: The Allure of the Virtual Console and How Nintendo Can Harness It

The Allure of the Virtual Console and How Nintendo Can Harness It

Alternative approaches can keep the concept alive

It's with some curiosity that we observe the continuing clamour and passion for the Virtual Console, a service that generates as much buzz as it often does criticism. The appetite among keen Nintendo fans for retro downloads seems to remain strong, especially when rare or previously untapped games...

News: 13 Pokémon Movies Are Now Available on iTunes and Google Play

13 Pokémon Movies Are Now Available on iTunes and Google Play

Interactive eBooks also on the agenda

As part of a recent news bonanza related to Pokémon, it was confirmed that the franchises' various movies would be making their way to iTunes and Google Play in the West. A number are now available, some of which have only recently arrived. The full list of 13 movies that you should now be able to find on the...

Rumour: Details of amiibo Features in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Emerge

Details of amiibo Features in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Emerge

Items and buffs ahoy

Recent revelations of amiibo-specific features in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD have caused a stir among fans of the game, and now some more information appears to have come to light. It's worth noting that we've marked these as rumours simply due to the nature of the source material - translations from a Famitsu...

News: Aperion Cyberstorm to Utilise 'Golf Grip' Setup to Support Wii Remote Controls for a Twin-Stick Shooter

Aperion Cyberstorm to Utilise 'Golf Grip' Setup to Support Wii Remote Controls for a Twin-Stick Shooter

To help players struggling to rustle up five controllers

Aperion Cyberstorm is a colourful twin-stick shooter that's on the way to the Wii U eShop this year, and will be the debut of UK studio aPriori Digital. We say twin-stick shooter as that's the way we've played it; you move with the left stick and aim / shoot with the right stick. Yet as it's a...

News: Dragon Ball: Project Fusion is Another RPG Heading for the 3DS in Japan

Dragon Ball: Project Fusion is Another RPG Heading for the 3DS in Japan

Bandai Namco keeps busy

Bandai Namco isn't shy of work, churning out a lot of titles for its own franchises and in partnerships with other companies. Its diverse offerings keep coming, as a 3DS RPG called Dragon Ball: Project Fusion is confirmed for release in Japan in 2016. It's a huge franchise, and the core detail of a 'fusion between Goku and...

News: The 3DS Virtual Console Pokémon Titles Won't Support Restore Points

The 3DS Virtual Console Pokémon Titles Won't Support Restore Points

Backup saves also off the cards

The Pokémon titles that started it all are coming to the 3DS Virtual Console soon, and fans are understandably excited about the prospect. That excitement may be tempered somewhat by fresh reports relating to how the games use - or, in this case, don't use - the unique features of the Virtual Console platform. Our...

Video: Koei Tecmo Shares More Hyrule Warriors Legends Footage, and Makes Us Wish There Was Co-Op

Koei Tecmo Shares More Hyrule Warriors Legends Footage, and Makes Us Wish There Was Co-Op

You can 'sort-of' race side-by-side, though

Hyrule Warriors Legends undoubtedly pushes the 3DS hardware's capabilities, as is clear from its decent performance on New 3DS but chugging framerate on older models. It should serve as no surprise, then, that it's a single player experience on the portable; considering the performance drop on Wii U with...

News: Splatoon's Next Update Is On Target For Launch Tomorrow

Splatoon's Next Update Is On Target For Launch Tomorrow

Version 2.5.0 clamps down on shortcuts

Nintendo continues to make changes and amendments to its ink-based online shooter Splatoon, with the latest lot of fixes coming on Wednesday January 20th - otherwise known as "tomorrow". These include the closing off of various shortcuts and a few fixes to environmental features. There are also some...

News: ​Eiji Aonuma and Malo Begin Talking About The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

​Eiji Aonuma and Malo Begin Talking About The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Expect art, discussions, and more information

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is only a couple months away from releasing, but most details surrounding the remaster are still unknown. After the initial Nintendo Direct where it was revealed, most new information has only come by way of rumours, with nothing being set in stone yet. It...

News: ​The Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Port is Nearing Completion

​The Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Port is Nearing Completion

"Literally in the final steps"

You'd be forgiven for forgetting about Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty!'s impending Wii U port. Though the development studio has been working fiercely to get the game onto the platform, it hit a wall getting the game to fit on the 8GB Wii U model. We haven't heard much about it since last August, but now it seems that the...

News: Did You Know Gaming Explores Mario & Religion

Did You Know Gaming Explores Mario & Religion

As you might expect, it gets a bit out there

Did You Know Gaming has provided us with insight into a wide variety of topics throughout the Nintendo universe. Did we ever expect them to be juxtaposing Super Paper Mario with artistic depictions of ancient demons? No, but we suppose there's a first time for everything. This latest installment of the...