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News: The Denpa Men Are Going Free-To-Play In Japan

The Denpa Men Are Going Free-To-Play In Japan

A reaction to low sales in the west?

The next entry in the popular RPG series The Denpa Men will be a free-to-play title. Denpa Ningen no RPG Free! will launch in Japan on July 23rd, and will feature items which can only be obtained by spending real-world cash. Aside from the teaser trailer below and the rather spare website, we don't have any more...

Video: Hands-On With Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker On Wii U

Hands-On With Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker On Wii U

Going for gold

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was one of the surprises of Nintendo's E3 this year, taking a minor mini-game from Super Mario 3D World and turning it into a fully-fledged release. We got chance to spend some time with the title at Nintendo UK's recent post-E3 event, and found it to be jolly good fun — check out the footage below...

News: Bandai Namco Picks up Project CARS for Worldwide Distribution

Bandai Namco Picks up Project CARS for Worldwide Distribution

Still lining up in November

The almost unbelievably stunning racer Project CARS has a new teammate in its garage: Bandai Namco Games Europe, who has announced a worldwide distribution agreement with developer Slightly Mad Studios. According to Bandai Namco's press release, the publisher will be involved with distribution of the crowd-funded title...

News: Sega Is Bringing Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI Remix To Western 3DS Consoles In 2015

Sega Is Bringing Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI Remix To Western 3DS Consoles In 2015

Music to our ears

Sega has sold 2.5 million Hatsune Miku games in Japan, and the company has today announced that it is bringing the world-famous Vocaloid franchise to the west in the form of Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI Remix. This 3DS title will actually be an enhanced version of the Japanese release Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI 2, and will launch...

First Impressions: Getting Our Hands Dirty in Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley

Getting Our Hands Dirty in Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley

Farm fresh

Since its initial début on the Super Nintendo in 1997, Harvest Moon has blossomed into something of an institution; a non-traditional RPG that swapped swords for shovels, replaced fighting with farming, and let players find true love among the turnips, it captivated with a unique charm, and has been hooking would-be farmers on...

News: Nintendo To Distribute Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate In Europe And Australia

Nintendo To Distribute Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate In Europe And Australia

Just like it did with Monster Hunter 3, in fact

Nintendo has confirmed today that it will be handling the publishing duties for Capcom's forthcoming 3DS title Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Capcom will remain the publisher of the game, but Nintendo will take control of sales, marketing, PR and distribution throughout European territories and Australia...

News: The eShop Is "A Great Place To Be" And Packed With Unique Experiences, Say Curve Studios

The eShop Is "A Great Place To Be" And Packed With Unique Experiences, Say Curve Studios

Stealth Inc 2 expected to arrive around October

While the Wii U and 3DS eShops may not have the depth of content seen on the likes of the iOS App Store and Android Google Play market, they're still home to some amazing titles which simply cannot be experienced elsewhere — and that is part of the reason why Curve Studios is bringing Stealth Inc 2...

News: Persona Q Premium Edition Confirmed For November Release In Europe

Persona Q Premium Edition Confirmed For November Release In Europe

Comes with music CD, art book and Tarot cards

It has been confirmed that Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will launch in Europe on 28th November, and it will be bringing a special "Wild Cards" premium edition package with it. The box includes: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth game Persona Q-themed protective Nintendo 3DS case "Sounds of the...

Matters of Import: Genso Suikoden Card Stories - Konami's Other Trading Card Game

Genso Suikoden Card Stories - Konami's Other Trading Card Game

Suikoden 2 on GBA? Sort of

Konami is certainly comfortable with the popular and profitable Trading Card Game genre, their Yu-Gi-Oh series reportedly selling in excess of twenty-two billion cards all over the world since it was first launched. The digital equivalents have always been warmly welcomed on Nintendo hardware too, stretching all the way...

News: One Piece Unlimited World Red Is Getting Some Free DLC In Europe

One Piece Unlimited World Red Is Getting Some Free DLC In Europe

"Red Stands Alone" quest will be entirely free to download

To mark the arrival of One Piece Unlimited World Red on Wii U and 3DS, Bandai Namco Games has announced that a free DLC quest will be made available. "Red Stands Alone" is the name of the quest itself, and will boast an increased challenge which will test skilled players. We're in the...

News: Nintendo Scoops Three "Best Of E3" Game Critics Awards

Nintendo Scoops Three "Best Of E3" Game Critics Awards

The awards are the reward

Nintendo had a pretty solid E3 this year, and this is reflected in the fact that the company has scored three Game Critics Awards in the annual "Best of E3" round-up. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS was branded the Best Handheld / Mobile game, while its Wii U sibling took home the Best Fighting Game award. Rounding off the trio...

News: Tomodachi Life Demo Hitting The North American 3DS eShop Today

Tomodachi Life Demo Hitting The North American 3DS eShop Today

Limit of 20 plays, no Panda suit

Have you picked up Tomodachi Life yet? Just in case you're still on the fence, Nintendo of America is releasing a free demo on the 3DS eShop today which will allow you to get a small taste of what the game is all about. It's pretty much the same deal as the Move-In / Welcome version of the game, but the demo will be...

Review: Plain Video Poker (3DS eShop)

Plain Video Poker (3DS eShop)

Plain dealer

Here’s a reviewing conundrum: how does one approach a game that is determinedly designed to be average? This is the case with Plain Video Poker, which does away with pretence by using an adjective in its title that’s been reserved more often for yogurt and M&M’s than anything within the hyperbolic games industry. What this...

Exclusive: Getting Into Sync With Dead Pixel Entertainment's Wii U Exclusive First Person Shooter

Getting Into Sync With Dead Pixel Entertainment's Wii U Exclusive First Person Shooter

"The GamePad is a highly flexible piece of equipment"

If you're trying to get the attention of the average Nintendo fan, mentioning Metroid usually has the desired effect. When Dead Pixel Entertainment announced Sync for the Wii U eShop earlier this year, that particular tactic worked wonderfully; of course, the Wii U exclusivity, intriguing...

Review: Monkey Pirates (Wii U eShop)

Monkey Pirates (Wii U eShop)

Banana boat

Despite all the doom and gloom that currently — and unfairly — surrounds the Wii U at the moment, it hasn't stopped indie developers from flocking to the system to release their games. Moreover, a good proportion of developers have even designed their games to specifically take advantage of the system; one only has to look at...

First Impressions: The Thieves And The 1000 Pokémon Steals Its Way Onto 3DS In Japan

The Thieves And The 1000 Pokémon Steals Its Way Onto 3DS In Japan

But is it Robin Hood or Dick Turpin?

We've taken a look at The Thieves and the 1000 Pokémon before, but now the free eShop title has been released in Japan we can share some more info and screenshots of this delightfully bonkers little game. You start out by picking one of the three initial Pokémon from Pokémon X and Y, and then you basically...