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News: Need for Speed: Shift Dev Creating Project CARS for Wii U

Need for Speed: Shift Dev Creating Project CARS for Wii U

Step on it

Slightly Mad Studios has confirmed it's bringing Project CARS to Wii U in 2012. The studio behind Need for Speed: Shift and Shift 2: Unleashed confirmed its latest racing project is on the way to Nintendo's next home console alongside PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The game's description mentions several features Nintendo fans have been requesting for some time: user-generated content..

News: Rising Star Games Commits to 3DS with Five Games in 2012

Rising Star Games Commits to 3DS with Five Games in 2012

Farming and shifting ahoy

Rising Star Games just revealed its 2012 line-up for Europe, and it's betting big on Nintendo's glasses-free portable with five 3DS games on the way this year. RSG already announced its plans to release BIT.TRIP SAGA, and is joined by 3D farmer Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns, monochromatic puzzler Shifting World, fishing title Super Black Bass 3D and match-three..

News: 3DS Gets Spooked with Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir

3DS Gets Spooked with Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir

Spooky scary

Nintendo of America has announced plans to bring Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir over to North America on Friday 13th April. The augmented reality adventure, developed in conjunction with Tecmo Koei, comes with a 16-page book containing special AR markers that, when viewed through the Nintendo 3DS, unleash all manner of scary goings-on. Will you be spending your Friday 13th in the..

News: 3DS Ambassador Game Boy Advance Games Revealed

3DS Ambassador Game Boy Advance Games Revealed

All inside!

After a long wait, Nintendo of Japan has revealed the full line-up of ten Game Boy Advance games that will be available to Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors. In Japan the games are available from this Friday, but we're just waiting on confirmation from Nintendo of Europe and America on the dates. F-Zero: Maximum VelocitySuper Mario Advance 3:...

News: Nintendo Dates 3DS Download Software for Early 2012

Nintendo Dates 3DS Download Software for Early 2012

Roll up

Nintendo of Europe just released some vague dates for upcoming 3DS download software to kick off 2012. WiiWare puzzler ThruSpace is set for a 3DS sequel as Nintendo Europe has announced SpeedThru: Potzol's Puzzle is coming to the eShop in February 2012. It's already out in Japan but we'll get to try it out in a few months time. Elsewhere...

News: WiiWare Reels In Big Bass Arcade Next Week

WiiWare Reels In Big Bass Arcade Next Week

It's a live one

Fresh from its DSiWare appearance earlier this year, Big John Games' Big Bass Arcade is on the way to WiiWare in North America next week. The trailer below, we're told, is "all in-game graphics" and below that you'll find screenshots from the game too. Will you have a crack at landing this one next week? Big Bass Arcade is loaded with fishing action! Catch a boatload of..

News: Wii U's First Launch Title Announced Already

Wii U's First Launch Title Announced Already

Bit early, though

We don't even know when the Wii U will launch other than a vague "between April and December 2012" guideline, but we already know one of the games you'll be able to pick up with the console on day one: Tecmo Koei's Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge. The publisher's financial reports (via Andriasang) peg the game for release...

News: Ubisoft Reveals Its Drawsome Wii Graphics Tablet

Ubisoft Reveals Its Drawsome Wii Graphics Tablet

A work of art?

After the success of THQ's uDraw, Ubisoft's the next company to muscle in on some of the Wii touch screen tablet action with its own peripheral Drawsome. The tablet — set for release exclusively in the United States on 6th December — boasts a 6.5" x 5" screen, slightly larger than the Wii U's 6.2" surface. Drawsome also features a transparency layer, letting you..

Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans to Fight Back

Nintendo's Plans to Fight Back

Mario’s gloves come off

If we were to summarise Nintendo’s year so far, we’d say that it’s been having a tough time. There have been moments of brilliance that have reaffirmed the faith of loyal gamers, but there have also been a lot of mis-steps, mistakes and bad publicity, some of which has been unjustified. In fact, despite the release...

News: EnjoyUp Announces Gaia's Moon for DSiWare

EnjoyUp Announces Gaia's Moon for DSiWare

Will it be crater-iffic?

Having had some success with Chronos Twins, 99Bullets and Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ, EnjoyUp Gaming's next DSiWare project is Gaia's Moon. The press release promises "amazing graphics", an "unlimited adventure" mode and allows two players to play on the same DSi or 3DS console. Nothing more to go on just yet, but here's

News: Konami Takes Pro Evo Online with PES 2012 3D

Konami Takes Pro Evo Online with PES 2012 3D

In at the second attempt?

The 3DS launched with Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D, and although it played a fine game of football it was a little lacking in the content department. Now Konami has announced PES 2012 3D with much-requested features in tow. The headline attraction is online play allowing two 3DS owners to settle scores on the pitch via...

News: Doodle Fit is Coming to DSiWare

Doodle Fit is Coming to DSiWare

We have screens and everything

Gamelion's busy on DSiWare these days, recently announcing a release date for Furry Legends as well as the next game in its Academy series, Academy: Checkers. The studio made its name on DSiWare with Extreme Hangman, but on other formats its biggest hit is Doodle Fit. Guess what? That's coming to DSiWare too. Essentially the game is Tangram-like affair: you must fully..

News: Sherlock Holmes Investigates 3DS in Early 2012

Sherlock Holmes Investigates 3DS in Early 2012

Not a deerstalker in sight

Focus Interactive has quite a few Sherlock Holmes games under its belt now, but it'll need to loosen that belt a little more for 2012 as the company has just announced Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Frozen City for release early next year. The story goes that London is trapped in an abnormally cold storm, even freezing the mighty Thames, and so naturally the..

News: Ace Combat Takes 3DS to the Skies in NA on 15th November

Ace Combat Takes 3DS to the Skies in NA on 15th November

New screens of Assault Horizon Legacy inside

Namco Bandai has just announced a North American release date for the newly titled 3DS game Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy of 15th November. The publisher also promies touch-screen targeting and added control mechanics to dogfight and perform aerial acrobatics with ease. Carlson Choi, Vice President of...

News: Fire Emblem Strategising Its Way to 3DS

Fire Emblem Strategising Its Way to 3DS

All-new adventure slated for next year

Among the plethora of games new and old shown during Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata's presentation during the 3DS Conference, a new entry in the fan-favorite Fire Emblem franchise was revealed for release next year. The final name is not known at the moment, but it is confirmed to be an all-new adventure and will...

News: Ride the Rails with RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D Next Year

Ride the Rails with RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D Next Year

Or decide where they go at least

In RollerCoaster Tycoon you're supposed to build the ultimate theme park to spread joy to the world, bring smiles to the faces of terminally ill children and generally make everybody feel good about themselves, but it's actually much more fun to create rides like this. 3DS owners will get a taste of that pleasure next year as Atari has revealed RollerCoaster Tycoon..

News: Famitsu Leads with More Monster Hunter Tri G 3DS Details

Famitsu Leads with More Monster Hunter Tri G 3DS Details

Bigger and better?

When revealing the 3DS Circle Pad add-on, Famitsu also confirmed the existence of one of the most-requested 3DS games: Monster Hunter Tri G, an expanded version of Wii adventure Monster Hunter 3 (~Tri). The magazine reports that unlike PSP's Monster Hunter Portable 3rd the 3DS version will retain the underwater combat introduced in the Wii game, although apparently the controls..

News: Dragon Quest X Goes Online for Wii and Wii U

Dragon Quest X Goes Online for Wii and Wii U

New game revealed

Square Enix's press conference in Japan has been and gone, and now we finally have information about Dragon Quest X. Officially titled Dragon Quest X Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online — roughly meaning Dragon Quest X: The Wake of the Five Tribes Online — the game will see release on Wii in 2012, with an enhanced Wii U version...

News: A New Dragon Quest Announcement Approaches

A New Dragon Quest Announcement Approaches

Prepare to battle

Square Enix has announced a press conference on Monday to reveal a new entry in the Dragon Quest franchise. While we know that the company is developing Dragon Quest for 3DS, it's more likely the show will bring us our first look at the much anticipated Dragon Quest X on Nintendo Wii, a game that's been in development for years...

News: SEGA's Rhythm Thief Stealing Its Way West

SEGA's Rhythm Thief Stealing Its Way West

Possibly into your heart

SEGA's new 3DS rhythm game with the rad name is officially hopping flights from Japan to North America and Europe next year under the new moniker of Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure. Playing as the thief Raphael, you attempt to unravel the mystery of what happened to your father through stealing, puzzle solving and, presumably, letting the music take you over in..