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Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2012

The Biggest 3DS Games of 2012

What's in store for the year ahead?

2011 is gone. After announcing our Game of the Year 2011 awards we're ready to move on and sink our teeth into all that awaits in 2012. There are of course dozens more games on the way to 3DS in the coming year, but we've picked ten of the most exciting due to crest the 3D horizon before 2013 rolls around. If...

News: Vigil Games Talks Darksiders II for Wii U

Vigil Games Talks Darksiders II for Wii U

Dark days ahead

One of the many third-party games revealed for Wii U at E3 2011 was Darksiders II, and now developers Vigil Games have given Game Informer an insight into the game's development and how the team will use that new controller. General manager David Adams and technical director Colin Bonstead revealed in a video interview that the team actually had Darksiders II running on Wii U..

News: THQ: uDraw and Wii U Can Co-Exist

THQ: uDraw and Wii U Can Co-Exist

Quick on the draw

THQ's art tablet uDraw was a big hit on Wii, but once Nintendo unveiled the Wii U controller it started to lose a little of its sheen. The publisher isn't about to let Nintendo run away with the art market though, revealing to Eurogamer its plans to keep the brand going. THQ's global VP for uDraw Andy Hodgson said: We have some amazing brands and software built for uDraw. Some of..

News: Pick the Alternate Artwork for Next Year's Big Wii RPGs

Pick the Alternate Artwork for Next Year's Big Wii RPGs

Flip-reverse it

Forget The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: this year's Wii coverage has been dominated by three other big Japanese games. Xenoblade Chronicles, Pandora's Tower and The Last Story have had gamers' eyes all year, and Nintendo of Europe wants to get you even more involved by asking you to help choose alternate cover art for the latter...

News: Ubisoft Believes in Wii U for Core and Casual Customers

Ubisoft Believes in Wii U for Core and Casual Customers

But which will prevail?

Ubisoft is always a big supporter of new hardware — it had six titles out for the 3DS launch, for example — and the publishing giant will be there on Wii U day one. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has spoken to Gamasutra about the upcoming console's potential to appeal to the casual and core customers that could help it eclipse the Wii's mammoth sales: We are big believers..

News: Silicon Knights Working on "Most Requested Title" for Next Gen

Silicon Knights Working on "Most Requested Title" for Next Gen

What could it be?

Silicon Knights has had a torrid time in recent years: after years of development, its first Xbox 360 game Too Human met a tepid critical and commercial reaction, and its most recent release X-Men Destiny didn't fare much better. Things weren't always like this, though: the studio did a great job with Konami revamp Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, but there's only one title..

News: Nintendo Developing New Game Genres to Revitalise 3DS

Nintendo Developing New Game Genres to Revitalise 3DS

No laurel-resting here

Nintendo DS and Wii were hugely lucrative for many reasons, but part of their success is down to the innovative new games only possible on Nintendo's hardware: from Nintendogs and Brain Training to Wii Fit, these new genres really made the hardware into global phenomena. Of course, other hardware manufacturers and publishers soon caught up and Nintendo's advantage diminished,..

News: Final Wii U Form to Be Shown At E3 2012

Final Wii U Form to Be Shown At E3 2012

Changes planned?

The Wii U reveal at E3 2011 probably didn't go quite as Nintendo had hoped, with some confusion over exactly what the console is and how it works. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is keen not to make that mistake again though, and has revealed the console will be shown off in its "final format" at next year's E3. That could mean the machine itself will be altered, or we'll..

News: Iwata Reveals Big New Improvements for eShop

Iwata Reveals Big New Improvements for eShop

DLC, web, demos and more

At the recent financial briefing, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata discussed plenty of interesting new ideas to evolve the company's online strategy, revealing some big initiatives. Extra downloadable content for games will be available to game developers after the late November system update, letting studios and publishers update their releases with additional packs of..

Rumour: Metal Gear Solid to Sneak Onto 3DS in November

Metal Gear Solid to Sneak Onto 3DS in November

Makes ! sound

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D was one of the most impressive games shown off for 3DS at E3 last year, but since then we've seen nothing new on the title. Now an anonymous Konami source has told MCV that the game is shooting for a European release this November. Konami's pre-E3 show is set for 2nd June at an unspecified time so we...

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