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News: Junichi Masuda Discusses Where Hoenn Got its Name and What the Region Means to Him

Junichi Masuda Discusses Where Hoenn Got its Name and What the Region Means to Him

No, there's not too much water

With the recent release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, there's been plenty of attention surrounding the third generation of Pokémon games. Ruby and Sapphire introduced many new things to the franchise, such as weather, abilities, natures, double battles, a deeper IV system and a heavily overhauled PC; as...

News: Nintendo Reveals Splatoon Will Be Playable At Apex 2015

Nintendo Reveals Splatoon Will Be Playable At Apex 2015

Get hands-on time with the demo featured at last year's E3

We already know Nintendo of America is partnering with Apex 2015 for the Super Smash Bros. tournament event and also providing some Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire action on the side, and now it has been revealed that the 2014 E3 demo of the upcoming team-based multiplayer shooter,

News: You Can Grab a Free Serperior for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, With More to Come

You Can Grab a Free Serperior for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, With More to Come

Emboar and Samurott are on the way

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire were, unsurprisingly, major hits for the 3DS in the Holiday season of late 2014, and as per tradition for the series there are consistent updates and extras to keep us playing. The Pokémon Company is now rolling out a code distribution in the West - that's already been...

Video: A New Game Theory for Pokémon Lore Gets Rather Scientific

A New Game Theory for Pokémon Lore Gets Rather Scientific

Listen carefully

Figuring out lore in our favourite franchises can be a dangerous game and a potential road to madness, but it's also irresistible to try and apply logic to seemingly disconnected titles. Dedicated fans know that even the official Nintendo timeline for The Legend of Zelda, for example, has elements of retrospective improvisation, and...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version Now Available on European eShop

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version Now Available on European eShop

Grab that Glalie

Nintendo has already - based on millions of sales worldwide - hit the hardcore demographic for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and now seems to be stepping up its efforts with those still on the fence. When popping open our UK 3DS today we had a SpotPass download waiting for us... sort of. European 3DS owners may find a...

News: Pokémon Shuffle is a Match-Three Game With Slightly Worrying Micro-Transactions

Pokémon Shuffle is a Match-Three Game With Slightly Worrying Micro-Transactions

It'll be all about the balancing

Today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts were packed with details, and a large percentage of the reveals and footage went down rather well. This humble writer did have his head in his hands at the announcement of Pokémon Shuffle for the 3DS eShop, however, for multiple reasons. For one thing it immediately followed the...

News: Nintendo of America Partners Up With Apex 2015 for Super Smash Bros. Tournament Event

Nintendo of America Partners Up With Apex 2015 for Super Smash Bros. Tournament Event

Possibly the first of many eSports deals

Nintendo is clearly aware of the importance of eSports, a phenomenon that attracts millions of fans across a huge range of global events every year. The competitive gaming scene is perhaps biggest in the PC space, with titles like League of Legends being prominent, but Nintendo brands such as Pokémon and...

News: Bayonetta 2 Wins The Ablegamers' Accessible Mainstream Game of the Year Award

Bayonetta 2 Wins The Ablegamers' Accessible Mainstream Game of the Year Award

"Bayonetta 2 pulls out all the stops for accessible game design"

Bayonetta 2 earned plenty of plaudits in 2014 - critically acclaimed and with terrific fan feedback, it also made regular appearances in Game of the Year shortlists. We'd certainly agree that it's an outstanding game, but it's picked up a notable award that reflects an appreciation of...

Poll: Which is the Best Pokémon Game?

Which is the Best Pokémon Game?

Choose the most Super Effective of the main series

With the festive reveal of our staff and reader awards results, we realised that the release line-up of 2014 had given us an opportunity to re-assess some of Nintendo's biggest franchises and determine current-day favourites. In our first poll Mario Kart 8 boosted away with over 50% of the v

Weirdness: The Pokémon Timeline Seems as Crazy as The Legend of Zelda's Equivalent

The Pokémon Timeline Seems as Crazy as The Legend of Zelda's Equivalent

Three dimensional

Timelines can be rather controversial in any franchise, but when they're applied to one of Nintendo's more storied franchises they can lead to some feisty disagreements. The Legend of Zelda is the famous example, dividing fans to this day despite an official version being available in Hyrule Historia; when you take into account...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Set Sales Record as Biggest Ever Nintendo Game Launch in Australia and New Zealand

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Set Sales Record as Biggest Ever Nintendo Game Launch in Australia and New Zealand

X & Y also become the highest selling Pokémon games locally

The impressive sales figures for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire continue, with Nintendo Australia today announcing the latest entries in the long-running franchise experienced the biggest ever launch for a Nintendo title within Australia and New Zealand. With combined sales...

News: Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Charts as Wii U Secures Its Best Week Since Launch

Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Charts as Wii U Secures Its Best Week Since Launch

Pokémon ORAS catch 5th and 7th place, amiibo sales match up to Smash Wii U

It's that time again, with November NPD results — which cover US physical retail sales — being released; they cover the vital Black Friday week sales, in particular. For Nintendo the focus was on major releases on both Wii U and 3DS, both of which performed rather well,...

News: Find All Pokémon With a Handy Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Map, Plus Details and Footage for the Next Movie

Find All Pokémon With a Handy Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Map, Plus Details and Footage for the Next Movie

So much Pokémon

It's not easy catching all Pokémon, even if you want to be the very best. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire has a sizeable world, of course, so finding all of the 'mon is as big a challenge as successfully nabbing them upon discovery. For any of you struggling to locate every Pokémon there's a particularly handy map that's...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Have Shipped 7.7 Million Copies Around the World

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Have Shipped 7.7 Million Copies Around the World

European launch and Black Friday sales drive a sizeable increase

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire have only been in stores for two weeks in North America, Japan and Australia, while the titles have now been out for one week in Europe. Despite this it seems to have already reached some impressive sales figures, with The Pokémon Company...

News: Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Hackers Discover More on Spectacular Legendary Pokémon

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Hackers Discover More on Spectacular Legendary Pokémon

Patch 1.2 is also live, to fix game-freezing bug

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is well established around the world now, with millions of 3DS and 2DS gamers on a quest to catch 'em all and win a whole load of online battles. There was understandable concern, recently, due to a game-freezing bug late in the adventure, though Game Freak...

News: Nintendo Brands Come Out on Top in Tumblr "Year in Review" Results

Nintendo Brands Come Out on Top in Tumblr "Year in Review" Results

Pokémon is the "most re-blogged" games series

Social networking is a hugely important tool for companies like Nintendo, and more importantly provides a platform for gamers to share a few of their favourite things with the online community. While there can be awful ugliness online, it's worth remembering that plenty use websites, blogs and more to...

News: Early December Update Will Fix Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Freezing Glitch

Early December Update Will Fix Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Freezing Glitch

The wrong kind of Frozen

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire may be just arriving in Europe this week, but 3DS Trainers in North America and Australia have been catching them all — or trying to — for nearly a week already. All is not perfect with the excellent remakes, however, as some have come across a bug that causes the game to freeze...