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Review: Cube Life: Island Survival (Wii U eShop)

Cube Life: Island Survival (Wii U eShop)

A summer blockbuster?

For the past few months, multiple developers have been releasing their own clones of Minecraft in an effort to provide Nintendo gamers with the closest approximation to that source material as possible. Though the concept may seem simple initially, most developers have failed to recreate it in any meaningful way, with...

News: The Legend of Legacy is Heading to 3DS in the Americas

The Legend of Legacy is Heading to 3DS in the Americas

Seven story perspectives to explore

Having inadvertently revealed the news in early May, Atlus has now officially confirmed that it's localising 3DS RPG The Legend of Legacy to the West. It's due in the Americas in the Holiday season and will cost $39.99 / CA$49.99. Development studio FuRyu has some hugely respected industry figures in its team,...

Video: Fan-Made Mother 4 Gets Shown Off In 'Attract Mode'

Fan-Made Mother 4 Gets Shown Off In 'Attract Mode'

A blast from the past

For quite some time a group of dedicated fans have been working on Mother 4, an unofficial sequel for the iconic series that'll be free on PC. It's been a labour of love for the volunteers concerned, going past its planned 2014 arrival but evidently still progressing well; despite plenty of publicity in the past year it's been...

Video: Watch the Lovely Moment When a Nintendo World Championships Finalist Gets The Decisive Call

Watch the Lovely Moment When a Nintendo World Championships Finalist Gets The Decisive Call

Will go up against 15 rivals in LA

Just recently Nintendo of America revealed the eight qualifiers for the Nintendo World Championships final event, taking place in LA on 14th June. These hardy souls made their way to qualifying events and set impressive scores in the Championship Mode of Ultimate NES Remix to secure their spot. With travel and...

News: Cool It, Conspiracy Theorists - Sakurai Didn't Deliberately Make Kirby And Pit More Powerful In Super Smash Bros.

Cool It, Conspiracy Theorists - Sakurai Didn't Deliberately Make Kirby And Pit More Powerful In Super Smash Bros.

"Every now and then someone will vent their misplaced anger towards me"

With a roster as massive as that seen in Super Smash Bros., making sure each fighter is balanced can be a tricky business - hence the issues with Diddy Kong, which have recently been patched. However, there are some Smash fans who feel that creator Masahiro Sakurai has...

Nintendo Download: 11th June (North America)

11th June (North America)

LEGO Jurassic Park x2, more Harvest Moon, Dr. Mario and much more

It's the final North American Nintendo Download Update before the E3 shenanigans in LA, and there's a diverse range of options. We have the first GBA Harvest Moon, two versions of LEGO Jurassic World, the return of Dr. Mario, some quirky eShop offerings and four DSiWare games. Let's...

Review: Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure (3DS eShop)

Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure (3DS eShop)

The cure for boredom

Nintendo seems to have been following a pattern with Dr. Mario in recent years. First, it releases a new title in the series for its current console which adds a new gameplay mechanic. Then, sometime later, it releases a new handheld entry, which plays it a bit more safe and doesn't really do anything new. The latest game, Dr...

News: 3DS Hits 15 Million Sales Landmark in the US

3DS Hits 15 Million Sales Landmark in the US

Nearly 270 million US Nintendo system sales overall

After a rocky start in 2011, the 3DS family of systems - which includes the 2DS and New Nintendo 3DS - has evolved into a success. Against increasingly challenging odds due to the rise of smart devices and plenty of other distractions, it's led the charge for the dedicated gaming handheld space...

Review: Don't Starve: Giant Edition (Wii U eShop)

Don't Starve: Giant Edition (Wii U eShop)

Tim Burton meets Minecraft

The general approach of playing Don't Starve: Giant Edition is set rather early. Once you reach your first rank up - no doubt through a few feeble run-throughs where you are easily offed by the environment, whimpering and confused - you're awarded with a pyromaniacal character with which you can prattle about and convert...

News: Nintendo Canada Seems Pretty Pleased With Splatoon's Reception, Thinks Company Is "Delivering The Fun"

Nintendo Canada Seems Pretty Pleased With Splatoon's Reception, Thinks Company Is "Delivering The Fun"

Also hints at big third party announcements in the near future

Splatoon has been a massive commercial and critical success for Nintendo - which has surprised a lot of people, considering that the company has limited experience in the realm of online shooters. However, for Nintendo Canada General Manager Pierre-Paul Trepanier, the game's triumph...

News: Bloodstained Is Officially Kickstarter's Most Successful Video Game Campaign

Bloodstained Is Officially Kickstarter's Most Successful Video Game Campaign

Over $4 million raised and there's still hours to spare

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is officially Kickstarter's most successful video game venture after pushing past the $4.1 million record set by Torment: Tides of Numenera back in April 2013. Bloodstained currently stands at $4,194,391 with 41 hours remaining. Almost 50,000 people have...

News: Here Are Your Eight Qualifying Nintendo World Championships 2015 Finalists

Here Are Your Eight Qualifying Nintendo World Championships 2015 Finalists

AKA: The guys who had to actually work to get there

Nintendo recently confirmed eight of the guest competitors who will be taking part in the 2015 Nintendo World Championships, and today the names of the eight qualifying participants - that is, the guys who actually had to earn their place in the finals - have been published. These eight...

News: Splatoon’s Kelp Dome Multiplayer Map Is Now Live

Splatoon’s Kelp Dome Multiplayer Map Is Now Live

The game that keeps on giving

Nintendo’s squid shooter, Splatoon, continues to grow, with the latest update now live. The Kelp Dome map, previously featured in the single player portion of the game, will now appear in the multiplayer modes. Kelp Dome is a map featuring maze-like greenhouses. There are two pathways to take in this arena – above...

News: Online Co-Op and Versus Modes Confirmed for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Online Co-Op and Versus Modes Confirmed for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Armature to share Unreal Engine 4 Wii U code

Though Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night won't arrive until 2017, the spiritual Castlevania successor led by Koji Igarashi has become an outstanding success in crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Paypal. In fact, combining both sources it's now raised over $4 million, unlocking an exciting stretch goal in...