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News: APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Launches New Kickstarter Campaign, Wii U Included

APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Launches New Kickstarter Campaign, Wii U Included

Nintendo's system now a core goal at just $5000

Last year we told you about a crowdfunding campaign for APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat, a wordplay game with elements of puzzle, RPG and Adventure genres. It had a core target of $15,000 and a Wii U stretch goal of $20,000 yet unfortunately fell well short, with the campaign closing on $3,353...

Matters of Import: 3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Brothers Powers Up A Sega Classic

3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Brothers Powers Up A Sega Classic

This colourful classic is tougher than it looks

Sega’s enthusiasm for the 3DS continues unabated, which means that gamers have another excellent port-with-extras from the technical wizards at M2 available on the Japanese eShop: the twenty eight year-old Fantasy Zone. As we've now come to expect, this 3D remake is a port of the arcade version of...

News: JetGetters Is The Most Insane Aerial Combat Game You've Ever Seen, And Could Be Hijacking Wii U

JetGetters Is The Most Insane Aerial Combat Game You've Ever Seen, And Could Be Hijacking Wii U

Described as "Just Cause 2 meets Battlefield 4"

JetGetters is — in the developer's own words — "a game about jumping out of jets, and landing on other jets". A unique team-based dogfighting title by indie studio tinyBuild, it has just hit Kickstarter and a Wii U eShop edition is one of the many console-based stretch goals on offer. The concept...

News: Steampunk Shooter Steel Empire Is Flying To North American 3DS Consoles This Summer

Steampunk Shooter Steel Empire Is Flying To North American 3DS Consoles This Summer

Taking to the skies

Steel Empire has just launched in Japan, and you'll be pleased to know that our resident import expert Kerry is already dodging shrapnel in order to bring you a hands-on preview very soon. In the meantime we have more good news — publisher Starfish SD has confirmed that it is coming to North America later this year. Based on...

News: Fiendishly Tricky Precision Platformer Chubbins Is Bouncing To The Wii U eShop

Fiendishly Tricky Precision Platformer Chubbins Is Bouncing To The Wii U eShop

Formerly exclusive to iOS

Two-man indie developer Dahku Creations released precision platformer Chubbins to iOS devices last year. Unfortunately, the game's high level of difficulty turned off a lot of users in that particular market. After working out some of the early details, Dahku is finally able to bring the game to a place where it will...

News: Nintendo Passing on PAX East 2014

Nintendo Passing on PAX East 2014

Not shipping up to Boston

There is some potentially disappointing news for Nintendo fans heading to PAX East this 11th-13th April. A Nintendo spokesperson has reportedly confirmed with Polygon that the company will not have a showing at the Boston event: Interacting directly with our fans and letting them play our games firsthand is a key...

Review: Adventure Island II (3DS eShop / NES)

Adventure Island II (3DS eShop / NES)

"Just you wait, Master Higgins!"

The original Adventure Island — though a fun little platformer in its own right — is most fondly remembered today for being a strikingly comprehensive clone of SEGA's Wonder Boy, as a result of developer Escape licensing the property (minus SEGA's character designs) to Hudson Soft for an NES port. Adventure...

News: Japanese Pokémon Tournament Unveils Exclusive 3DS XL

Japanese Pokémon Tournament Unveils Exclusive 3DS XL

Only for the very best, like no one ever was

Pokémon tournaments over the past few years have continued to grow in popularity along with the series. With US Regionals on the horizon, and the video game and trading card seasons in full swing, the series is at a pinnacle of popularity. The Pokémon Dragon Tournament occurs every year in Japan and...

News: Two Tribes Shoots Down the Possibility of Toki Tori 3

Two Tribes Shoots Down the Possibility of Toki Tori 3

"There is no audience for" a sequel to the Wii U title

In a series of tweets today, Dutch studio Two Tribes has indicated that poor sales of Toki Tori 2+ means there's no chance of another sequel. The cute puzzle-platformer struggled to find a fanbase when it released on the Wii U eShop and PC last year, a situation the company doesn't feel will...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirty

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirty

Smash Ball! Peanut Gun! Rosalina! More!

Monday is always a day that brings a little bit of pre-release hype to our eyeballs, as we post yet another Super Smash Bros. summary from the last week; we're onto issue number 30, no less. Masahiro Sakurai has been dishing out daily screens on the Miiverse Super Smash Bros. Director's Room for so long, yet...

Video: Nintendo Approves of this Mario Kart Song

Nintendo Approves of this Mario Kart Song

For the First Time in Forever, for you Frozen fans

It's a well-known fact that, aside from the occasional multi-platform game that many will happily ignore, Mario Kart 8's 30th May arrival is the closest major release for the Wii U. One consolation is that there is an enticing line-up of eShop games, but retail titles can still arguably get the...

Review: Ice Hockey (Wii U eShop / NES)

Ice Hockey (Wii U eShop / NES)

Not that cool any more

Nintendo released a number of sports titles in the NES era, a reflection of a simpler time when having a fancy home console was enough of a novelty that a game simply called Ice Hockey would seem like an awesome prospect. You like Ice Hockey? You've got Nintendo? Get Ice Hockey, which is Ice Hockey on your Nintendo! That...

News: Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance May Disrupt Late Night 3DS Online Play

Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance May Disrupt Late Night 3DS Online Play

Sorry, night owls

If you're the kind of 3DS owner that likes to relax late at night with a few chaotic races of Mario Kart 7 or some team-based ghost hunts in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon then, be warned, your routine may be disrupted today / tomorrow. Those in North America will see some disruption to online play on the 3DS late tonight, while in...

News: Yoshi's New Island is Still Throwing Eggs in the UK Top 20

Yoshi's New Island is Still Throwing Eggs in the UK Top 20

Pokémon provides the only other Nintendo-exclusive top 40 presence

After making its UK all-format chart début in 12th place, a test for 3DS title Yoshi's New Island has been to see how its momentum stacks up — not too badly, as it turns out. In its second week Yoshi's adventure is in 16th place — it holds the same spot in the...

News: Knights Of The Round Joins The Fray In Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Knights Of The Round Joins The Fray In Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Thankfully the summon sequence is much shorter in this game

Much like last time, Square Enix has once again released a few tantalising images of the characters and summons we can look forward to using in the awkwardly-named Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. As before there's a selection of old and new characters to ogle, this time from...

Nintendo Download: 27th March (Europe)

27th March (Europe)

Mario's karting début, a puzzling court crossover, a skating cat and more

Monday morning can be a time for despair and gnashing of teeth, but not for Nintendo Download gamers. As usual Nintendo has issued its update for the treats on the way to Europe later this week — this includes a classic Super NES kart racer, a skating cat, a delightful...