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Developer Interview: QubicGames Tells Us All About AiRace Speed, 3DS Development and Nintendo in Poland

QubicGames Tells Us All About AiRace Speed, 3DS Development and Nintendo in Poland

Release dates and an exclusive first-look at gameplay footage inside

AiRace Speed was announced just recently, the third in the series after two rather enjoyable DSiWare releases in that franchise. With a promising statistic of 18 tracks and a reasonable price point of $4.99 in North America and €4.99 / £4.49 in Europe, combined with its solid...

Video: The New Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Trailer Shows That Pixels Are Gorgeous

The New Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Trailer Shows That Pixels Are Gorgeous

Prepare yourselves, 3DS gamers

Update: Nintendo UK has published a video interview with Matt Bozon and Voldi Way of WayForward; they explain more about the game, stating that it's more "guided" but with scope for exploration, while also outlining the general plot. Bozon does drop a spoiler from the ending of Shantae: Risky's Revenge, so bear that...

Video: Check Out the Full Keiji Inafune PAX Panel, Including Mighty No. 9 Reveal

Check Out the Full Keiji Inafune PAX Panel, Including Mighty No. 9 Reveal

The crowd certainly enjoyed it

This past weekend Keiji Inafune confirmed Mighty No. 9, a crowdfunded project that will see the iconic designer — best known for the Mega Man series — team up with a number of former colleagues to deliver a new IP with undoubted conceptual similarities to the Blue Bomber. It was an announcement that likely had...

Video: If Inazuma Eleven Football Was Real, Costs Would be Astronomical

If Inazuma Eleven Football Was Real, Costs Would be Astronomical

Footballs and pitches going up in flames

While the franchise is big business for Level-5 in Japan, Inazuma Eleven has had limited localisations in Europe and none in North America, earning loyal fans without necessarily troubling the upper-reaches of software charts. Europe will have its next dose of Inazuma Eleven goodness on 27th September, with...

Video: Watch_Dogs Footage Shows Off Hacking, Open-World Elements and Driving

Watch_Dogs Footage Shows Off Hacking, Open-World Elements and Driving

Some ooh and aah moments to enjoy

Watch_Dogs is a Ubisoft title that can quite easily attract attention no matter what home console you happen to own, as it's coming to all major current systems including the Wii U. It's undoubtedly ambitious in scope, promising a campaign that can be seamlessly interrupted by other players online, and the...

Video: Street Fighter Fans, This 25th Anniversary Documentary Is For You

Street Fighter Fans, This 25th Anniversary Documentary Is For You

Get some snacks and a drink

As we've seen with Nintendo in recent years, plenty of major publishers are celebrating major anniversaries that go back to the 8 and 16-bit eras. Capcom is included in this, and has celebrated Mega Man by releasing a load of merchandise and by being upstaged by Keiji Inafune — the latter clearly wasn't part of any...

Video: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Has a Gorgeous New Story Trailer

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Has a Gorgeous New Story Trailer

So many bright colours

With The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD's release getting ever closer, and with some rather delightful special edition copies and hardware bundles confirmed, Nintendo is clearly confident that the current and potential future Wii U userbase will be keen to experience the revamped GameCube title again or, in some cases,...

Video: The Wii U Difference Campaign Explores Entertainment

The Wii U Difference Campaign Explores Entertainment

Rufus Hound gets the popcorn

Earlier this month Nintendo UK employed the services of British comedian Rufus Hound to explain the "Wii U Difference" where he went through the various features of the GamePad, which was lovingly described as "the Wii U's wingman". A couple of weeks later Nintendo released the Hound once more. This time he informed...

Weirdness: Mann Writes Mario Opera

Mann Writes Mario Opera

A plumber's lament

Many people would probably be happy in the sole knowledge that they wrote a Mario-themed opera for their grad school thesis, but it wasn’t quite enough for musician Jonathan Mann. He wanted to bring it to the stage, and made his dream come true with a show in New York City. Along with Princess Peach, Bowser, a Toad chorus and...

Weirdness: Mario Bros. Parkour Action Is All The Rage

Mario Bros. Parkour Action Is All The Rage

Christian Russell and Ronnie Shalvis show-off some skillz, erm, skills

At the weekend we brought you Nintendo of America's latest example of marketing for Luigi, with it's Parkour mockumentary in honour of "L-Man". Freerunning fun is naturally pretty popular on YouTube, and the relatively well-known Christian Russell and Ronnie Shalvis have...

Weirdness: Nintendo Releases "Finding Luigi" Parkour Mockumentary

Nintendo Releases "Finding Luigi" Parkour Mockumentary

Luigi, the mythical legend of the streets

Nintendo's marketing often features sizzle reels, those familiar Mario and Luigi costumes with enormous feed and heads, and plenty of quirky moments that try to emphasize silly fun. What the company perhaps could to more of is off-the-wall content with the potential to go viral, which makes its latest...

Weirdness: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is Beaten in Under 20 Minutes

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is Beaten in Under 20 Minutes

Cosmo strikes in 19 minutes 15 seconds

A little while ago we told you about Cosmo Wright, a speedrunner that was recorded explaining, in detail, how to complete Ocarina of Time in 22 minutes. As he admitted himself it wasn't an impeccable run, possibly because he was trying to describe intricate maneuvers while executing them. That run was at a...

Video: Snazzy New Trailer Shows Off Wii U Exclusives

Snazzy New Trailer Shows Off Wii U Exclusives

Epic visual cues... Check!

If there's one aspect of the Wii U that's a consistent comfort to those with any concern for the platform, it's that there's an enticing lineup of exclusive software on the way. Although there are inevitably more reveals to come in future months, there's a strong lineup for the remainder of the year and some blockbuster...

Video: This Exclusive Skylanders Swap Force Footage Shows More Characters in Action

This Exclusive Skylanders Swap Force Footage Shows More Characters in Action

Family Gamer takes a look

Skylanders Swap Force is getting closer, and it seemed that Activision’s retail partners had pretty much let the cat out of the bag on most characters. However, at Gamescom in Cologne we discovered there were still a few surprises. Very kindly, Activision gave us an exclusive first look at a new Skylanders Swap Force...

Video: New Trailer Blasts Away Confusion Over Summer Carnival '92 RECCA

New Trailer Blasts Away Confusion Over Summer Carnival '92 RECCA

Bullet heaven?

It's entirely possible that many saw the arrival of Summer Carnival '92 RECCA in last week's European download update, for the 3DS Virtual Console, and would have been none the wiser on what it actually is. We're currently working on our review, but when explaining that this is actually a shoot-em-‘up, it's understandable that...