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Live: Watch Masahiro Sakurai's Super Smash Bros. Final Video Presentation

Watch Masahiro Sakurai's Super Smash Bros. Final Video Presentation

This Cloud has a silver lining

Well, it's time - Masahiro Sakurai is gearing up for his 'Final Video Presentation' for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS. There'll be release details for Cloud, of course, but we anticipate some surprises and additional challengers for the roster. Join us for all the live action. https:#SmashBros

Feature: What We Expect From the Super Smash Bros. Final Video Presentation

What We Expect From the Super Smash Bros. Final Video Presentation

A glorious end to an era?

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS have now been out for over a year, and since launch we've seen numerous updates, tweaks and cast additions. Some of the new challengers have been expected arrivals, others have been surprises, and this gen's entries have certainly provided some of the biggest talking points and...

Rumour: Data Miners Leak Some of the Information From Tomorrow's Nintendo Direct

Data Miners Leak Some of the Information From Tomorrow's Nintendo Direct

Here we go

Data miners are notorious for getting ahold of footage and information ahead of the release of major announcements, typically because developers sometimes tend to put out software updates ahead of the announcements themselves. The process doesn't seem to be overly difficult, it just requires a computer and enough technical savvy to know...

News: Nintendo Confirms Details for the Super Smash Bros. Direct

Nintendo Confirms Details for the Super Smash Bros. Direct

It's the 'Final Video Presentation', featuring Cloud and more

We know it's been coming, but we doubt that makes it any less exciting. Nintendo has now confirmed details for the Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct - branded as the Final Video Presentation - which should bring huge hype for fans of the Wii U and 3DS entries. For starters it's all going...

Talking Point: The Latest Nintendo Direct Was a Bright Return to the Limelight

The Latest Nintendo Direct Was a Bright Return to the Limelight

The end result got the job done

What should we expect of a Nintendo Direct? Megatons, subtle updates, comedy, straight-faced detail, important information? The strength of the format, ultimately, is that is can tackle any and all of these approaches, often within the same presentation. The 12th November broadcasts generally did this, especially in...

Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 12th November

The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 12th November

Surprises, omissions and a Smash Bros. shock

Well, it had been a while. For a variety of reasons 12th November brought the first global Nintendo Direct broadcasts in quite some time. Overall the presentations stuck to familiar styles and approaches, with Nintendo of Europe playing it fairly straight and Nintendo of America even indulging in a little...

Interview: Image & Form Discusses SteamWorld Heist and Its Nintendo Direct Cameo

Image & Form Discusses SteamWorld Heist and Its Nintendo Direct Cameo

"I think SteamWorld Heist is on par with some first-party games"

SteamWorld Heist doesn't have a firm release date beyond 'December' quite yet, but the Image & Form title had a welcome boost in exposure in the most recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts. In North America it had a prominent role in an eShop segment provided by Bill Trinen, while in...

Video: Catch Up With All of the Nintendo Direct Videos

Catch Up With All of the Nintendo Direct Videos

There are plenty to enjoy

Well, it's been a busy few hours courtesy of Nintendo Direct broadcasts in North America, Europe and Japan. Plenty of details and announcements have been issued, and now it's time to take a deep breath and soak it all in. We'll be doing our usual 'big summary' and editorial content over the coming days, along with a few...

News: Square Enix Confirms Details of Gorgeous Final Fantasy Explorers Collector's Edition

Square Enix Confirms Details of Gorgeous Final Fantasy Explorers Collector's Edition

Arriving on 26th January

One RPG that some 3DS fans will hope to keep in the limelight is Final Fantasy Explorers, a twist on the franchise that prioritises co-op adventuring. It's heading to North America on 26th January and is sure to be on plenty of wishlists. It featured in the North American Nintendo Direct, and Square Enix has now issued...

News: Lucas & Next Wave Of Animal Crossing amiibo Due Out In North America On 22nd January, 2016

Lucas & Next Wave Of Animal Crossing amiibo Due Out In North America On 22nd January, 2016

More amiibo cards are also on the way

Nintendo has revealed the Lucas amiibo for Super Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS along with the Animal Crossing amiibo Resetti, Blathers, Celeste and Kicks designed for Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival will be released in North America on 22nd January, 2016. In addition to this announcement, was the news Series 2...

News: Mother 3 Heading to the Wii U eShop in Japan on 17th December

Mother 3 Heading to the Wii U eShop in Japan on 17th December

Will it ever be officially localised for the West?

Though we've been following the Nintendo Direct festivities in North America and Europe, the equivalent broadcast in Japan has thrown up its own unique surprise; unfortunately it's an announcement that can perhaps be considered a bit of a long shot for the West. It's been confirmed that Mother 3 is...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks Are Available Now on the Wii U eShop in Europe

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks Are Available Now on the Wii U eShop in Europe

They just appear, as if an apparition...

The Nintendo Direct broadcasts had a few surprises included, and in a segment dedicated to The Legend of Zelda Nintendo of Europe had an extra treat in store; this is in the form of a couple of DS releases for the Wii U Virtual Console. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit...

News: Hyrule Warriors Legends Gets a Release Date and 'Female Link', Linkle

Hyrule Warriors Legends Gets a Release Date and 'Female Link', Linkle

So that concept art wasn't for nothing

Who remembers that Koei Tecmo concept art of a 'female Link' for Hyrule Warriors that got people talking? Most have it in their memory banks, we suspect, and now that same character - 'Linkle' - has been confirmed for Hyrule Warriors Legends on 3DS. We'd hope that she'll be part of the cross-platform content...

News: Gold Mega Man amiibo Launching Alongside Mega Man Legacy Collection On 3DS

Gold Mega Man amiibo Launching Alongside Mega Man Legacy Collection On 3DS

Exclusive challenge stages will be unlocked by the figure

3DS owners have had to wait a little longer than other console owners for Mega Man Legacy Collection, but their patience is being rewarded with 11 special challenge stages which can only be unlocked using the Mega Man amiibo, as well as an all-new golden amiibo figure. In case you didn't...

News: Fire Emblem Fates Releases In North America On 19th February, Special Triple Edition Also Confirmed

Fire Emblem Fates Releases In North America On 19th February, Special Triple Edition Also Confirmed

Games will have separate releases in Europe as well

Bill Trinen revealed more information at the latest Nintendo Direct regarding the upcoming 3DS release, Fire Emblem Fates. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest will retail at the price of US$39.99 and will be released in-store and on the eShop in North America on 19th...

News: Dragon Quest VII And VIII Both Confirmed For Western 3DS Release In 2016

Dragon Quest VII And VIII Both Confirmed For Western 3DS Release In 2016

And you thought it would never happen

Dragon Quest fans rejoice - Square Enix hasn't turned its back on you after all. It was confirmed during today's packed Nintendo Direct broadcast that Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King are both headed to the west. The games are coming to the 3DS...

News: Pokémon Picross Arrives On The 3DS eShop Early December

Pokémon Picross Arrives On The 3DS eShop Early December

When Pokémon collides with picross

Nintendo's latest Direct has revealed yet another new free-to-start game is on the way. Following tradition, it's yet another Pokémon title for the 3DS eShop. Pokémon Picross is due out in early December, and is a mostly traditional picross experience with a dash of Pokémon. Players will reveal Pokémon...

News: Final Fantasy's Cloud Is Set To Cause Some Strife In Super Smash Bros. On Wii U And 3DS

Final Fantasy's Cloud Is Set To Cause Some Strife In Super Smash Bros. On Wii U And 3DS

More details coming in Special Smash Bros. Direct next month

Nintendo's "one more thing" for today's Direct broadcast was something of a shocker - Final Fantasy VII's Cloud Strife is coming to Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS. No, we didn't see that one coming either. Possibly the single most famous character in Final Fantasy history, Cloud is a...