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News: Monster Hunter 4 Release Date and 3DS Systems Confirmed for Japan

Monster Hunter 4 Release Date and 3DS Systems Confirmed for Japan

The extended trailer looks awesome, too

Although initially set for a Spring release in Japan, Monster Hunter 4 has taken longer than expected to arrive on the 3DS. After a bit of a wait it's been confirmed, in the latest Japan-only Nintendo Direct, that the title will arrive in the region on 14th September, with a price tag of 5,990 yen — that's...

News: Watch Family Gamer TV Play Animal Crossing, Win A Limited Edition 3DS XL Console

Watch Family Gamer TV Play Animal Crossing, Win A Limited Edition 3DS XL Console

Turning a new leaf

Our good friends over at Family Gamer TV are running a series of Animal Crossing: New Leaf videos which chart one family's experiences with the latest entry in the popular franchise. As part of the series, Family Gamer TV is offering viewers the chance to win a limited edition Animal Crossing 3DS XL console. To be in with a...

Video: Namco Bandai Salutes the Tales Series and its 15th Anniversary

Namco Bandai Salutes the Tales Series and its 15th Anniversary

Includes the major titles since its debut

Namco Bandai has released an anniversary trailer in honour of fifteen years of the Tales series, as well as celebrating its upcoming release for the franchise, Tales of Xillia. The new addition to its family may not be arriving on the Wii U or 3DS - exclusive to the PS3, if you must know - but previous...

Video: Splinter Cell Blacklist Co-op Goes for the Kill

Splinter Cell Blacklist Co-op Goes for the Kill

More shoot-shoot-bang-bang than sneaky

Splinter Cell: Blacklist is one of a few major Ubisoft titles heading to Wii U, set to perform a sneak kill on the system in mid-August. It's shaping up reasonably well, based on recent footage, with reassurances that stealth can be prominent and information showing that the GamePad's capabilities will be put...

Video: Meet Some Indie Developers and Publishers That Will Shape the eShop Platforms

Meet Some Indie Developers and Publishers That Will Shape the eShop Platforms

Interviews from iDÉAME13 in Madrid

On the 13th/14th April Nintendo took over the iDÉAME Developer's Conference, showcasing the broad range of titles coming to the Wii U and 3DS eShops, while developers of all sizes took part in presentations and talks about the games industry. As we highlighted in an article on Nintendo's Indie Crusade, there...

News: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies Confirmed For This Fall in the West

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies Confirmed For This Fall in the West

Will be download-only on the 3DS eShop

Update: With this release being download only, Capcom has issued a statement to Kotaku to acknowledge the disappointment around the web, and to explain its reasoning: Historically it’s been tough to attract long term retail support for Ace Attorney titles. With the release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney...

News: Ubisoft Outlines Historical Context for Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag

Ubisoft Outlines Historical Context for Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag

Guys with swords say, "I want to be rich"

As with all previous Assassin's Creed titles, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag will be based in and around real historical events and people, though it'll naturally be fairly liberal with its storytelling. While Ubisoft's choice of pirates in the Caribbean may be surprising on paper, the developer's released...

Video: This New Project X Zone Trailer Pulls No Punches

This New Project X Zone Trailer Pulls No Punches

O. M. G.

We'll be honest and say that, at times, our reporting around Project X Zone has been a little breathless and excitable, particularly when it was first announced for Japan. It's a crossover of Capcom, SEGA and Namco Bandai IPs that names Monolith Soft — of Xenoblade Chronicles fame, to name just one — as a developer on the project. And...

Video: Super Mario Slug X - It's As Crazy As It Sounds

Super Mario Slug X - It's As Crazy As It Sounds

Explosions, fireballs and madness

YouTube can be a funny, strange and at times silly place, and video game culture delivers some of its quirkiest videos as talented animators and directors mess around with gaming conventions. With such a prominent history in the industry, Nintendo naturally features in plenty of cameos and mash-ups, occasionally...

Video: The Latest Resident Evil Revelations Developer Diary Focuses on Virus Infestations

The Latest Resident Evil Revelations Developer Diary Focuses on Virus Infestations

Inoue-san is making us nervous

Capcom's series of developer diary videos continue to arrive and remind us that, later this month, the glossy HD re-release of 3DS title Resident Evil Revelations will land on Wii U and other platforms. While one of the best technical demonstrations of what the 3DS can accomplish, it'll be interesting to see how the...

Video: Rayman Legends has the Eye of the Tiger, Mariachi Style

Rayman Legends has the Eye of the Tiger, Mariachi Style

We pity the fools who don't check it out

Ubisoft seems to be getting ready to build the excitement for Rayman Legends, which will finally grace the Wii U in late August/early September. In the meantime Wii U owners can indulge in the free Challenge App, which is another way to build a bit of personal hype for the long-awaited platformer. One new...

Video: Check Out These Etrian Odyssey: Millenium Girl Story Sequences

Check Out These Etrian Odyssey: Millenium Girl Story Sequences

Some gorgeous animation to enjoy

Earlier this week we reported that Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl (or Millennium Maiden) will have cutscenes produced by the highly respected anime studio Madhouse, which is terrific news for the potential standard of the story-telling segments. Millennium Girl, arriving in Japan on 27th June, reimagines the series...