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News: Nintendo Confirmed for Appearance at gamescom 2014

Nintendo Confirmed for Appearance at gamescom 2014

Major European expo on course to be bigger than ever

While much attention is lavished on the annual E3 festivities in Los Angeles, the largest European equivalent is gamescom — the organisers evidently prefer all lower case. An enormous event hosted in Cologne, Germany, it attracts many of the biggest players in the video game market; as it's also...

News: New Assassin's Creed IV Trailer Shows Edward Kenway At His Stealthiest

New Assassin's Creed IV Trailer Shows Edward Kenway At His Stealthiest

He's a sneaky one

As you can imagine Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag was given a lot of attention at Gamescom and Ubisoft chose the occasion to reveal a new trailer showing off the stealth elements of the upcoming release. During the video we see our hero Edward Kenway target three nasty individuals who need to be eliminated and like all good...

Talking Point: Gamescom Announcements Raise the Stakes for the Wii U and 3DS

Gamescom Announcements Raise the Stakes for the Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo yet to reveal its full hand

In a typical year Gamescom is a vibrant show, undoubtedly, but not necessarily one that draws a mini-E3 level of headlines. Yet if you're following Microsoft or Sony, this year's show has certainly delivered. It's all about circumstances, and with the two companies launching new hardware no high-profile...

News: Sonic Lost World Deadly Six Edition Announced, Features NiGHTS Into Dreams Content

Sonic Lost World Deadly Six Edition Announced, Features NiGHTS Into Dreams Content

Revealed in a UK trailer, other regions yet to be announced

SEGA has revealed a new UK trailer for Sonic Lost World showing off a special edition that contains "exclusive deadlier game content". There isn't a whole lot of information given as to what will feature in this particular version but it does show off some bosses from NiGHTS Into...

News: Firefly Revealed in New Batman: Arkham Origins Trailer

Firefly Revealed in New Batman: Arkham Origins Trailer

Robin, hand me the fly repellent Bat Spray!

Anyone following the official Batman: Arkham Origins Twitter account will have noticed Warner Bros. Montreal has been teasing several images and promising a big reveal at Gamescom. The close up screenshots seemed to suggest Firefly would be making an appearance in the upcoming game and the studio has...

News: Pokémon X & Y Will be Playable at Gamescom 2013

Pokémon X & Y Will be Playable at Gamescom 2013

Along with plenty more Wii U and 3DS games

Nintendo will be in attendance at the upcoming Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany from 21st to 25th August, and has been promising plenty of exciting releases as playable demos. The list of games at the show has been unveiled, with the blockbuster announcement likely to be confirmation that Pokémon X &...

News: Nintendo Returns To Gamescom 2013

Nintendo Returns To Gamescom 2013

Confirmed for Euro trade event

Nintendo has confirmed that it will be returning to European gaming exhibition Gamescom in 2013. The Kyoto company sat out last year's event, which takes place in Cologne, Germany. Tim Endres, Gamescom project manager at organiser Koelnmesse, is clearly happy with the news: Nintendo's return is an absolute...

Talking Point: Why is Nintendo Not at Gamescom?

Why is Nintendo Not at Gamescom?

Snubbed

One of the biggest gaming events in Europe and Nintendo is nowhere to be seen, but why? Over the years the company has had a somewhat sporadic attendance of events, often speculated within the media: a strength of character and desire to do its own thing, or perhaps it's due to a lack of games to show. This year is important for Nintendo,...

News: SEGA Won't Be Attending Gamescom

SEGA Won't Be Attending Gamescom

Joins Nintendo as major absentee

Gamescom is Europe's equivalent to E3, the biggest consumer and trade show for video games in the region. It's set to take place in Cologne, Germany from 15-19th August, though it will do so without two of the biggest names in the industry. Nintendo has already confirmed that it won't be attending this year, instead...

News: 3DS Unlikely to Feature Achievements System

3DS Unlikely to Feature Achievements System

Finer points still being thrashed out

After the 3DS's big reveal at E3 this year, a series of videos hit the 'net showing various developers and publishers talking about how exciting the machine was for them. One such video featured EA's Ryan Stradling, who spoke about the 3DS's online features including the potential for an Xbox 360-style...

News: This Video Wants You to Know uDraw Studio is for Artists Too

This Video Wants You to Know uDraw Studio is for Artists Too

David Kassan makes a masterpiece

THQ's uDraw Studio may have been revealed as an art game for all the family, but that's not to say it can't be used to create impressively detailed portraits when used by experienced and talented professional artists. American painter David Kassan got to grips with the uDraw GameTablet and uDraw Studio software at Gamescom in Cologne, and the results are undeniably..

News: Prepare for a Perfect Super Street Fighter IV Experience on 3DS

Prepare for a Perfect Super Street Fighter IV Experience on 3DS

Two control methods promised too

It's been a long time since a Nintendo console received a Street Fighter game – not counting Virtual Console, that is – so the announcement at E3 that Capcom was powering-up its Super Street Fighter IV meter for a Level 3 Super Combo attack on 3DS was music to our ears. Still, there were nagging doubts that the game would suffer compared to its big console..

News: Get a Feel for Okamiden with New Screenshots and Gameplay Video

Get a Feel for Okamiden with New Screenshots and Gameplay Video

Puzzles, combat and dialogue all in one place

Capcom's Okamiden is shaping up to be one of the DS's biggest titles of 2011, as these new screenshots and gameplay video from Gamescom in Cologne show. Taking in more of the paint-and-brush gameplay from its predecessor Okami, the extra precision offered by the DS stylus opens up new opportunities for Celestial Brushwork, as the trailer shows the..

News: Bask in the Supernatural Aura of this Ghost Trick Trailer

Bask in the Supernatural Aura of this Ghost Trick Trailer

Detecting new phantoms inbound

We had a short but enjoyably bizarre hands-on session with Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective a month ago, and the curious DS puzzler continues to take shape under the direction of Phoenix Wright mastermind Shu Takumi. With Gamescom currently tearing up Cologne, Capcom has released a new trailer for Ghost Trick to show off more of the ghostly gameplay players can expect..