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Matters of Import: Grappling With Attack On Titan: The Last Wings Of Mankind

Grappling With Attack On Titan: The Last Wings Of Mankind

Or Shingeki no Kyojin: Jinrui Saigo no Tsubasa, to Japanese players

Considering the intense critical and commercial acclaim Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan has been receiving, the emergence of a game based on the events portrayed in the anime and manga series was more of a question of “when”, rather than “if”. The more surprising news is...

Preview: Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends

We find out why the one-time Wii U exclusive remains a key title

Following Ubisoft's decision to delay the launch of Rayman Legends on Wii U and take the game multi-platform, many Nintendo fans were so irate they insisted that they would be boycotting the release come August (or September if you're in North America) time. Sadly, the negative...

Preview: Skylanders Swap Force

Skylanders Swap Force

Activision's latest money-spinner takes shape

As we wrote earlier this week, Activision has announced the next game in the Skylanders series: Swap Force. At the New York event we had a chance to see some early levels of gameplay. What was immediately obvious was the higher fidelity of visuals this time round. With new developer Vicarious Visions...

Preview: Mutant Mudds

Mutant Mudds

Muddin' makes you feel good

For those who don't know, Mutant Mudds began life as a 3D polygonal platformer called Maximillian and the Rise of the Mutant Mudds that was to be released as a retail title on Nintendo DS. Sadly, the retail release and a pitched DSiWare rendition were never able to get off the ground, leaving developer Renegade Kid to...

Preview: Super Mario 3D Land

Super Mario 3D Land

It's all about perspective

The last time we played Super Mario 3D Land, we came away confident that Nintendo was taking its mascot forward, as our preview explained. That was based on a four level demo but we've since played the game's opening two worlds, so does that first impression still hold true? Well, it all depends on your point of view...

Feature: BIT.TRIP SAGA vs. BIT.TRIP COMPLETE

BIT.TRIP SAGA vs. BIT.TRIP COMPLETE

We'll help you decide

When Gaijin Games released its first BIT.TRIP title BIT.TRIP BEAT back in 2009, the game took many players by surprise not only with its unique musical and visual presentation, but also with its extremely addictive gameplay. And as beloved as BEAT would become, the series would only get more interesting as each new release took...

Preview: Super Mario (3DS)

Super Mario (3DS)

Piping hot

Nintendo could have gone in any number of directions with its first Mario outing on 3DS: an enhanced remake of a previous game a la Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, an extension of the Super Mario Galaxy series or a sequel to the mega-selling New Super Mario Bros.. It's done none of these, or possibly all of them at once. For a start,...

Preview: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Hands-on once more with the Hero of Time

In all the Wii U commotion at E3 this year, Link's next and final outing on Wii was rather lost, but we were able to reconnect with the Hero of Time at a recent preview event in the UK. Three levels in total were playable: an aerial bird race, a dungeon and a face-off against Lord Ghirahim. With Wii Remote...

Preview: Kid Icarus: Uprising

Kid Icarus: Uprising

Has Pit found his wings yet?

Masuhiro Sakurai's game of two halves continues to delight and frustrate in almost equal measures. When we played the game back in January we came away thoroughly impressed with the aerial sections but less enamoured with the ground fighting elements, and this hasn't changed based on our latest hands-on time with the...

First Impressions: FAST - Racing League

FAST - Racing League

Taking Shin'en's latest for a spin

Plenty of Nintendo fan ire has been drawn by the lack of an F-Zero game for the Wii, and with Wipeout exclusive to Sony consoles there's a huge gap in the market for sleek-looking futuristic racers. WiiWare developer Shin'en Multimedia is hoping to fill that with its upcoming WiiWare title FAST – Racing League, due to reach Europe on 27th May. On the surface,..

Hands On: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

Link's past and future in one evening

Last year's E3 conference was full of 3DS announcements, but one moment that still sticks in the memory after a year is the revelation of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D for the console. With less than a month until the game hits shelves worldwide, Nintendo UK invited Nintendo Life to a special preview event to take Link's remastered adventure for a spin..

First Impressions: Kid Icarus: Uprising

Kid Icarus: Uprising

Our Big N hearts go Pit-ter patter

As its sequel itself is keen to point out in a tongue-in-cheek manner, it's been 24 years since Pit flapped his wings up, up and away in his nail-biting platform debut Kid Icarus. The NES original cribbed the best bits of franchises like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Metroid and crafted an ambitious, albeit flawed, little cult gem. In our hands-on..

First Impressions: PilotWings Resort

PilotWings Resort

PilotWings returns after a billion years

Another long-abandoned fan-favorite series, PilotWings debuted on SNES but hasn't seen the flight of day since the N64 launched way back in the mid-90's with the lovely PilotWings 64. But despite the series' rarity, the third installment, PilotWings Resort, which we were able to go hands-on with in Amsterdam and New York City last week, zips over familiar..

First Impressions: Ridge Racer 3D

Ridge Racer 3D

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Namco's Ridge Racer series has been around the block a few times on Nintendo platforms, starting out with Ridge Racer 64 all the way up to Ridge Racer DS with a pit stop on Gamecube in between. Now the franchise is drifting on over to 3DS with the appropriately named Ridge Racer 3D, and we took it for a spin in New York City..

First Impressions: Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

The franchise's first 3DS outing is familiar territory for fans

Of the two games in the horror series slated for 3DS, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is at first blush the least interesting. Where Resident Evil: Revelations looks to be taking the atmosphere back to the series’ spooky roots, Mercenaries is a complete embracement of the third-person shooting action of the franchise’s modern..

First Impressions: Calling

Calling

One call you might want to take.

For those of you who love a good scare or just enjoy a playful romp through the latest survival horror title, Hudson's got just the game for you. In fact, they were even kind enough to send us over a preview build of their upcoming horror release Calling to check out and we have to say, this is easily one of the spookiest titles to hit the Wii console to date. As..

First Impressions: Super Meat Boy - Part 2

Super Meat Boy - Part 2

We take the latest build for a spin.

As the agonizing wait continues for Team Meat's upcoming WiiWare release Super Meat Boy, we can't help but turn into a bunch of giddy schoolgirls each time we're fortunate enough to get our hands on a new preview build of the game. We had only just begun to wipe the grin off of our faces since the last preview when this newest build arrived to us today courtesy..

Impressions: Max & the Magic Marker

Max & the Magic Marker

We take the unique WiiWare title for a spin.

The kind folks over at Press Play were nice enough to send over a preview build of their upcoming WiiWare puzzle platformer Max & the Magic Marker for us to try out. Now that we've spent several hours playing through the game's 15 levels, we'll give you an idea of what you can expect from this rather unique WiiWare title. Please keep in mind that..

First Impressions: Magnetis

Magnetis

We put the upcoming WiiWare puzzler through its paces!

The guys over at Yullaby were kind enough to send over a preview build of their upcoming WiiWare puzzler Magnetis for us to try out. I got to spend a few hours with the game today and I have to say, it's really surprised me. Now I expected it to be a good puzzler, but the game has a very unique feel to it and some very challenging game play to..

News: Conduit Multiplayer Reveal Falls Victim to Server Issues

Conduit Multiplayer Reveal Falls Victim to Server Issues

Sega's private press event doesn't go quite to plan.

The multiplayer component of Sega's highly anticipated Wii-exclusive FPS The Conduit was set to finally be revealed to the press several hours ago at a private event. Unfortunately, things didn't go as smoothly as intended, with Nintendo's own servers going down just minutes before the demo began. Unable to demonstrate The Conduit's online..