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News: Six Portable Mega Man Games, Including Mega Man Xtreme and its Sequel, Coming to 3DS Virtual Console

Six Portable Mega Man Games, Including Mega Man Xtreme and its Sequel, Coming to 3DS Virtual Console

Now that's Mega

How many times will we all buy old Mega Man games? Over and over again, judging by Capcom's actions, as it's lining up even more retro Blue Bomber adventures for Nintendo hardware; this time around the 3DS Virtual Console's getting the fun, adding to Game Boy title Mega Man: Dr Wily's Revenge and various NES entries that have already...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Teases A Potential Final Smash For Luigi in Latest Super Smash Bros. Screenshot

Masahiro Sakurai Teases A Potential Final Smash For Luigi in Latest Super Smash Bros. Screenshot

More ready than ever to clean up on the battlefield

Kicking off a new week's worth of daily pics, Masahiro Sakurai today revealed a shot of Luigi in a Miiverse post sure to scare off any ghost. The younger Mario brother has been continually tweaked as the Smash Bros series goes on, with altered mechanics and moves to make him stand out from his...

News: Google Maps Launches a Pokémon Challenge

Google Maps Launches a Pokémon Challenge

It's already 1st April in Japan...

Google may be a mega corporation with investments in killer robots, but it does also (occasionally) have a sense of humour. Two years ago it unveiled an awesome NES cart version of Google Maps, and it's now incorporated its map software with one of the biggest brands in gaming — Pokémon. This app sets wannabe...

Site News: Tom Has Evolved Into A New Form: Editor Tom!

Tom Has Evolved Into A New Form: Editor Tom!

Our erstwhile Features Editor goes up a level

Those of you that are long-time followers of this site will have witnessed Thomas Whitehead's inexorable rise from the status of mere reader to the position he has, until today, occupied with assured brilliance: Features Editor. Tom has been a hugely passionate and incredibly dedicated member of the...

News: Magmar and Electabuzz Set for Pokémon X & Y Distribution Event at GAME in UK

Magmar and Electabuzz Set for Pokémon X & Y Distribution Event at GAME in UK

Pokémon Trading Card Game to also get a push

If there's one thing that can be guaranteed with any major generational release of Pokémon, it's special distribution events. Pokémon X & Y is no different, and The Pokémon Company International has announced an upcoming distribution in collaboration with GAME in the UK that will not only give...

News: Square Enix To Focus Less on the 'Global Aspect' Following Bravely Default Success in the West

Square Enix To Focus Less on the 'Global Aspect' Following Bravely Default Success in the West

"There’s a sense of mass, which loses the image of a niche market"

Square Enix, a company with significant heritage both pre- and post-merger, has been working in recent times to try and broaden its appeal and sales worldwide. It's not been smooth sailing, however, as financial challenges have been a consistent feature in recent years as the...

News: Two Tribes Confirms Permanent Price Drop of its Classics Range in North America

Two Tribes Confirms Permanent Price Drop of its Classics Range in North America

Yours for just $1.99

Earlier today the European Nintendo Download update included some permanent price discounts from Two Tribes on its 'Classics' range. While the North American update isn't officially released until Thursday, the publisher has taken to Twitter to confirm that these price drops will also apply in North America. This price of...

News: Capcom Cuts Profit Projections By Over 50%, Despite "Strong Sales of Monster Hunter 4"

Capcom Cuts Profit Projections By Over 50%, Despite "Strong Sales of Monster Hunter 4"

Underperforming mobile games and Monster Hunter Frontier G cited

Ahead of its yearly financial results that will be reported in the coming weeks, Capcom has issued an update revising its profit projections down by over 50%. It's a blow for the Japanese company ahead of its results, somewhat reminiscent of Nintendo lowering projections prior to its...

News: Star Parodier Removed From the Wii Virtual Console in North America

Star Parodier Removed From the Wii Virtual Console in North America

An import classic that will be missed

If you've yet to play Hudson Soft's adorable Turbografx cute-em up Star Parodier, you are unfortunately out of luck as the title has been removed from the North American Wii Virtual Console. It joins some other titles in the past year and more that have been removed from the service, with issues such as...

Review: Hello Kitty Kruisers (Wii U)

Hello Kitty Kruisers (Wii U)

Cute doesn't always cut it

Hello Kitty and friends have cornered the market on cute for four decades, and it’s easy to see why: Sanrio’s simple yet charming style makes for easy application to almost anything. Racing games are certainly not out of the question, and Hello Kitty Kruisers takes the obvious whimsical route through the genre, as much...

Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advance on the Wii U Virtual Console

The Logic Behind Game Boy Advance on the Wii U Virtual Console

Business needs trump the natural order

When the Virtual Console was an innovative new platform on Wii, it excited gamers and followed some relatively simple rules. Any consoles that hooked up to TVs or even arcade cabinets in the past were fair game, as owners of the diminutive little system could enjoy access to a broad range of iconic classics...

News: Two Brothers Still on the Way to the Wii U eShop, Third-Party Developer Handling Port

Two Brothers Still on the Way to the Wii U eShop, Third-Party Developer Handling Port

Identity of porting team to be revealed soon

It was way back in the latter half of 2012 that Two Brothers — from AckkStudios — was announced, a top-down 2D RPG that excited some retro gamers with its Game Boy aesthetic, and intrigued plenty of others with the idea that colour is gradually restored to the world. The concept was attractive enough...

Review: Clu Clu Land (3DS eShop / NES)

Clu Clu Land (3DS eShop / NES)

Spinning from poles as a fish with human limbs...

Clu Clu Land is one of those unassuming early Nintendo Entertainment System releases that seems to show up all the time these days, from cameos in Super Smash Bros. to minigames in NES Remix, right alongside classics like Mario and Zelda. Even if you didn't grow up playing Clu Clu Land, most Nintendo...