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Review: Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ (3DS)

Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ (3DS)

On Cruise control

Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ is a slightly peculiar release - it's an arrival with little to distinguish itself from the original aside from New Nintendo 3DS-only features, yet it's naturally being marketed for the original portable models too. The additions are minor yet fun, so it feels rather like an update of content...

News: Eiji Aonuma Admits That Remakes Such as Majora's Mask 3D Can Be a Painful Process

Eiji Aonuma Admits That Remakes Such as Majora's Mask 3D Can Be a Painful Process

"I also feel like I learned so much"

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D is in stores today, ending a two year+ wait for those that have been keen to play the re-release / remaster on the 3DS. Utilising many of the visual changes first seen in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, it also has key differences as a result of the unique premise...

Review: IRONFALL Invasion (3DS eShop)

IRONFALL Invasion (3DS eShop)

Iron Man

Announced briefly last year and shown off in a recent Nintendo Direct, IRONFALL Invasion certainly turned some heads. It's one of the very few third person shooters available on the 3DS, developed by the relatively unknown VD-Dev - although it's been around for almost two decades and has developed several good games, it's yet to truly...

Interview: Nintendo UK's James Honeywell Discusses the New Nintendo 3DS Launch

Nintendo UK's James Honeywell Discusses the New Nintendo 3DS Launch

Reassures us of an "exciting schedule of new titles yet to be announced"

Today brings us the launch of the New Nintendo 3DS, the latest portable hardware iteration that will aim - like the DSi before it - to prolong and invigorate the current generation. The original 3DS models have accumulated over 50 million sales in under four years - an...

News: Day One Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Patch Brings a Whole Wealth of Free DLC Goodies

Day One Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Patch Brings a Whole Wealth of Free DLC Goodies

Let the hunt begin!

The highly anticipated Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is finally here, and to celebrate its launch Capcom has included some free DLC to help hunters get started off right. Rather unimaginatively called “The Starter Pack", it's a veritable cornucopia of loot with one “surprise" thrown in at the end. The contents are as follows:...

News: January NPD Results Bring Improvement for Wii U and Top 10 Sales for Super Smash Bros.

January NPD Results Bring Improvement for Wii U and Top 10 Sales for Super Smash Bros.

Still fighting

The January NPD results aren't typically the blockbuster numbers of the year, yet in the post-Holiday slump we do at least get an idea of which games and systems are attracting sustained interest in the US. On that score Nintendo had a reasonably positive month, if not necessarily one to have Reggie Fils-Aime cracking open the...

News: 3DS Flashcard Users Playing ROMs Online Reportedly Receiving Bans from Nintendo

3DS Flashcard Users Playing ROMs Online Reportedly Receiving Bans from Nintendo

It's slightly amazing that it's taken this long

Nintendo's system updates for the 3DS are relatively frequent, and often simply cited as bringing 'stability' and 'minor adjustments' to the portable; this is often jokingly referenced - by us, anyway - as code for 'trying to lock down an exploit or hack'. The latest update, for example, appeared to...

News: Video: The Gunner Joins the Fray in Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Video: The Gunner Joins the Fray in Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Attacking from afar

Atlus has shown off another class for the upcoming Etrian Mystery Dungeon on the 3DS. The spotlight lands on the Gunner in the new trailer, highlighting the fighter's ranged and bind abilities - Bind allows the Gunner to target specific body parts to halt an enemy's movement, creating a unique opportunity for their team. The...

Reminder: There's Still Time to Hit a New Nintendo 3DS Midnight Launch

There's Still Time to Hit a New Nintendo 3DS Midnight Launch

If you're super keen for super stable 3D

In just a short number of hours the New Nintendo 3DS will launch in the West, the latest hardware from the big N to give eager fans that new system buzz. Sure, it's an iteration in the current portable generation, but it's a meaty upgrade nonetheless. These shiny new systems will undoubtedly be calling out...

News: Twitch Plays Pokémon Celebrates Anniversary With Return to Pokémon Red - Live!

Twitch Plays Pokémon Celebrates Anniversary With Return to Pokémon Red - Live!

Wants to catch 'em all

In early 2014 Twitch Plays Pokémon was a phenomenon, taking audience participations to new levels and attracting headlines from the mainstream media. It was a chaotic but oddly entrancing affair in which thousands of viewers would enter commands and attempt to beat Pokémon Red. It attracted tens of thousands of concurrent...

Video: Kadokawa Games Showcases Rodea The Sky Soldier Footage and Hands-On Event

Kadokawa Games Showcases Rodea The Sky Soldier Footage and Hands-On Event

Kid Icarus X Sonic

Rodea The Sky Soldier has had a difficult route to release: originally developed by Prope under the leadership of Yuji Naka - a founding father of Sonic the Hedgehog - it was apparently largely complete for the Wii and 3DS, yet publisher Kadokawa Games was largely silent. Prope dropped away and, somewhat surprisingly, Kadokawa...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Apex Champion Calls For Unity in Competitive Smash Scene

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Apex Champion Calls For Unity in Competitive Smash Scene

"It will take time, but it’s possible"

It's clear that eSports have evolved and grown on a significant scale when calls for it to be considered an Olympic sport are, for the first time, not entirely unreasonable. With sports such as shooting, archery et al - which are arguably reliant on skill and co-ordination rather than athleticism - are...

Gallery: It's Time For Another Influx of Xenoblade Chronicles X Screens and Footage

It's Time For Another Influx of Xenoblade Chronicles X Screens and Footage

'Interesting' character customisations, New LA, landscapes and a cat

Xenoblade Chronicles X is only a couple of months away in Japan, so the official website is regularly posting new information, screens and videos for fans to enjoy. The latest influx of content is certainly worth a look, as it covers character customisation, shows off New Los...

Nintendo Download: 12th February (North America)

12th February (North America)

Majora's Mask 3D! Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate! 3D Fantasy Zone! More!

It's a big week for 3DS fans, with the coming weekend bringing North American gamers the New Nintendo 3DS XL and some eagerly anticipated retail games. Beyond the obvious big-hitters there are also some interesting download-only efforts, another classic 3D remaster from Sega and a...

News: Curve Digital is Plotting an Honest Release With The Swindle on Wii U

Curve Digital is Plotting an Honest Release With The Swindle on Wii U

Steampunk Heist

Curve Digital recently announced a partnership with Size Five Games to bring its Steampunk Cybercrime Caper, The Swindle, to the Wii U eShop in 2015. This version of The Swindle will be developed and published by Curve, and will launch on the Wii U and practically every other platform know to man except the 3DS. Dan Marshall,...

Weirdness: These Nifty 8-bit Super Mario Collectables May Make Canned Coffee Taste Better

These Nifty 8-bit Super Mario Collectables May Make Canned Coffee Taste Better

Prepare to get wired

Japanese beverage company DyDo has teamed up with Nintendo to make canned coffee even more appealing. Starting on 17th February the drinks manufacturer will be putting a range of 8-bit Super Mario themed collectables on top of their cups. It appears that lucky Japanese customers will be able to collect 8-bit style Mario,...

News: Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega Clarifies Restructuring Plans

Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega Clarifies Restructuring Plans

Sales are slower than those for Sonic Lost World

At the end of January it emerged that Sega would be restructuring its business at the cost of around 300 jobs; now that it's issued its Q3 financial results it's clarified how that'll take place. New companies will be formed that are managed by Sega Holdings, with Sega Games taking the place of Sega...

News: Satoru Iwata Shares Confidence in Hitting Targets, Mii-Focused Smartphone App to be Announced in Q2

Satoru Iwata Shares Confidence in Hitting Targets, Mii-Focused Smartphone App to be Announced in Q2

"I believe the Wii U business still has considerable room for growth"

In recent days Satoru Iwata has been conducting a series of interviews in Japan, tackling tricky questions ahead of the next President's Briefing and Investor Q & A on 17th February. A pattern has started to emerge in these interviews, which certainly lays the ground for...

News: Vblank Entertainment Confirms Full Retro City Rampage DX Update Details and Plans to Bring Another Game to 3DS

Vblank Entertainment Confirms Full Retro City Rampage DX Update Details and Plans to Bring Another Game to 3DS

All new rendering code secures 60FPS on all models

Retro City Rampage DX certainly stands among a core collection of top-notch download games on the 3DS eShop; while also available on WiiWare - now updated to its DX form on the home console - it's the portable iteration that seems to have won over Nintendo fans. While it originally matched up in...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Discusses his Thoughts on Virtual Reality

Masahiro Sakurai Discusses his Thoughts on Virtual Reality

"It is very enjoyable"

As you may or may not be aware, Masahiro Sakurai - the director of the Super Smash Bros. series - writes a regular column in the popular video game magazine, Famitsu. Over the past few months, Sakurai-san's articles have been all about Smash in the wake of the highly acclaimed game's launch. In the most recent issue, however,...