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News: The Art of Fire Emblem: Awakening Releases in North America in Summer 2016

The Art of Fire Emblem: Awakening Releases in North America in Summer 2016

Another quality art book from Dark Horse

It's no exaggeration to say that Fire Emblem: Awakening was a major turning point for the series, both critically and commercially. Up till that release, Fire Emblem had been suffering from waning popularity and was figuratively on its last legs. Awakening was intended to be the swan song for the series...

Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think a Unified Platform is the Future

The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think a Unified Platform is the Future

Better, together

From now until the start of the new year we're going to be republishing some of what we feel are our best features of 2015. Hopefully this will offer the chance for newer readers to catch up on content they might have missed and allow long-time fans to reacquaint themselves with features they enjoyed the first time around. Today...

News: ​Video: Take a Look Behind the Scenes of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

​Video: Take a Look Behind the Scenes of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Trivia abounds

The Monster Hunter series has been steadily growing more popular in the west and this is due in no small part to the massive success of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The latest in Capcom's monster hunting franchise expanded and built upon many ideas that had been previously introduced and could certainly be argued as being the best in...

News: ​An Enhanced Version of River City Ransom is Being Made for 3DS

​An Enhanced Version of River City Ransom is Being Made for 3DS

Japan-only, for now

Some of you may be familiar with the River City Ransom, the classic NES brawler. It's from the same developer as Double Dragon and Renegade, and fits right into the same genre as those two, while taking some creative liberties of its own. While it may be true that it's far from a perfect game and it's perhaps somewhat simple by...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes Now Gives 'Hero Points' When You Play Unwanted Stages

The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes Now Gives 'Hero Points' When You Play Unwanted Stages

Allows easier access to materials for outfits

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is a nuisance for completionists; with so many outfits to obtain there's plenty of repetition and luck of the draw required to fill your entire wardrobe. That's why we've been running around in the Princess Zelda dress all this time - yes, that's the reason... In...

News: ​505 Games On Bringing Terraria To Nintendo Consoles And Facing Off Against Minecraft

​505 Games On Bringing Terraria To Nintendo Consoles And Facing Off Against Minecraft

"There's a bit of rivalry between the Minecraft and Terraria communities"

With Terraria on the 3DS, Minecraft on Wii U and Terraria coming to Wii U soon, there's arguably never been a better time to be a Nintendo block-builder. Looking at the first direct capture from the Wii U game alongside some 3DS footage, Dean Scott - Producer on Terraria at...

News: More People In Japan Saw Yo-Kai Watch The Movie 2 Than Star Wars: The Force Awakens Over The Last Weekend

More People In Japan Saw Yo-Kai Watch The Movie 2 Than Star Wars: The Force Awakens Over The Last Weekend

Higher ticket sales, but lower takings

The world may be gripped by Star Wars fever at the moment but in Japan, the most-seen movie didn't feature lightsabers or X-Wings, but mischievous ghosts and magical timepieces. More tickets were sold for Yo-Kai Watch the Movie 2: King Enma and the 5 Stories, Nyan! than Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but due to...

News: Project X Zone 2 EU Release Date Brought Forward, Demo Coming in January

Project X Zone 2 EU Release Date Brought Forward, Demo Coming in January

A crazy new trailer arrives, too

Project X Zone 2 will be among a glut of promising releases in early 2016, and will also be relatively unique among the crowded batch of arrivals. The RPG will once again mash up Capcom, SEGA and Bandai Namco franchises, and this time will throw in a bit of Xenoblade Chronicles and Fire Emblem for good measure. If...

News: Nintendo Achieves Modest Results in UK Christmas Charts

Nintendo Achieves Modest Results in UK Christmas Charts

Call of Duty was number one, of course

Rather like the Christmas music chart number one being a coveted position, the same principle is applied to video games - in the UK, at least. Securing top spot in the final results prior to 25th December is an extra gong to celebrate, a string for a publisher's bow. Somewhat predictably that honour falls to...

News: Here are the Top Three Wii U and 3DS Games, According to Miiverse

Here are the Top Three Wii U and 3DS Games, According to Miiverse

And the winner is...

It's getting to be that time of year where gaming publications all over the world are picking their favorite games of the year. While there still has yet to be any sort of universally recognised awards, the same handful of games generally tend to pop up on different lists and there's usually not too many surprises as to which...

Video: Final Fantasy Explorers Multiplayer Trailer Shows That Teamwork Pays Off

Final Fantasy Explorers Multiplayer Trailer Shows That Teamwork Pays Off

It's coming West in January, don't forget

With the recent arrival of Cloud in Super Smash Bros., Square Enix and Nintendo seem to be bringing Final Fantasy back into the frame, even if the mainline entries continue to elude the latter's hardware. It's easy to forget with all of the current distractions, of course, that Final Fantasy Explorers is...

Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS Set a Standard That'll Be Tough to Follow

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS Set a Standard That'll Be Tough to Follow

What can Sakurai-san do next?

Though some DLC and amiibo are still to arrive, leaving the development team with some work to finish off, it's certainly the end of an era for this generation of Super Smash Bros. The very nature of the Final Video Presentation was always going to be a tad divisive - the Fighter Ballot, in particular, had been a red...

News: Analysts Weigh in on Nintendo's Successes and Failures with amiibo

Analysts Weigh in on Nintendo's Successes and Failures with amiibo

It's been a great start, but there's plenty of room for improvement

Nintendo's amiibo lineup has certainly been a case of ups and downs. The popular collectible figures have generated some handsome profit for the company and it seems that more figures are launching all the time. However, amiibo have been plagued by stock issues ever since they've...

News: Wii U and 3DS Hardware Sales Lead the Way in Japan

Wii U and 3DS Hardware Sales Lead the Way in Japan

Monster Hunter X, Splatoon and Super Mario Maker going strong

Sales are on the up in Japan as the Holiday season approaches, and the latest Media Create chart results bring very happy reading for Nintendo in terms of both software and hardware. Starting with software, Monster Hunter X (Cross) continues its dominance at number one, with its lifetime...

News: Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei Dated For a 19th April Release in the West

Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei Dated For a 19th April Release in the West

Better watch out, Fire Emblem

You'd be forgiven if you've never heard of the game mentioned in the headline, as it's admittedly from a fairly niche franchise. Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei is the latest game in the Langrisser series, which evidently was Fire Emblem's biggest rival back in the day. Langrisser started on the Sega Mega Drive and had...

News: Final Mii Fighter Costumes and Hats Detailed for Super Smash Bros.

Final Mii Fighter Costumes and Hats Detailed for Super Smash Bros.

Tails! Knuckles! Geno! More!

The final wave of Mii Fighter hats and costumes have been revealed in today's special Super Smash Bros. presentation. Firstly, in combination with the new fighter Cloud from the Final Fantasy series, a Chocobo hat will be released alongside the anticipated fighter. Also, a surprise costume from the beloved Super...

News: Ryu, Roy and Famicom Colour R.O.B. amiibo Will Be Released On 18th March

Ryu, Roy and Famicom Colour R.O.B. amiibo Will Be Released On 18th March

Cloud, Corrin and Bayonetta amiibo also confirmed

In the final Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS video presentation, series creator Masahiro Sakurai has revealed more amiibo will be arriving in store soon and also confirmed amiibo development for the three newly announced fighters. Ryu from Street Fighter, Roy from the Fire Emblem series, and...