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News: Free Pokémon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby Medley Added To Taiko: Drum Master For Wii U

Free Pokémon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby Medley Added To Taiko: Drum Master For Wii U

Gotta drum 'em all

Those of you lucky enough to own a Japanese Wii U may have already picked up Bandai Namco's Taiko: Drum Master Extra Large Serving, the latest in a long line of drumming action titles. If you haven't, then the news that a special Pokémon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby Challenge Medley has been added to the game might have you...

Feature: Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Liam Doolan

Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Liam Doolan

Liam shares his love of festive gaming

In the third part of a small series with contributions from multiple staff members, Liam Doolan explains why festive themes in games are the reason he can enjoy the holidays. I am a bit of a Grinch this time of year. The commotion of the holiday season always gets the better of me. I know it is a period where...

Review: Fairune (3DS eShop)

Fairune (3DS eShop)

An Ys-y purchase

The RPG genre is still rather popular, with several big-name releases arriving every year. While these are usually grand spectacles, Fairune keeps things quite simple. As with many "retro-esque" games these days, it attempts to emulate the look and feel of a classic '80s game, and that comes with matching game mechanics. Combat is...

News: Nintendo Of Europe's Satoru Shibata Delivers A Message Full Of Christmas Cheer

Nintendo Of Europe's Satoru Shibata Delivers A Message Full Of Christmas Cheer

"I hope that some of those games will grab your heart"

As 2014 draws to a close and we all prepare to open presents, consume lots of food and generally chill out over the Christmas period, it's the perfect time for Nintendo of Europe boss Satoru Shibata to deliver his end-of-year message to the faithful. Shibata recaps on all of the amazing games...

Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (3DS eShop)

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (3DS eShop)

No appeal needed

The Ace Attorney franchise is well known but, when considered in isolation, it's a bit of an oddity. With its exaggerated characters, stilted animations and a tendency to be as wordy as a Tolstoy novel — not really, but there's a lot of reading — we'd have perhaps expected it to be a one off release in the West before being...

News: Nintendo Invests in New Lobbying Firm to Tackle Piracy of Intellectual Property

Nintendo Invests in New Lobbying Firm to Tackle Piracy of Intellectual Property

Japanese giant trying to change the minds of the US government

Nintendo has had a long history with piracy, perhaps more than many other companies in the same situation. Back in the days of the Nintendo 64 the company decided to use the cartridge system rather than the easily-copied disc formats that Sony opted for with its PlayStation console...

News: Cancelled Game Boy Advance Title Is Back From The Dead A Decade After Its First Showing

Cancelled Game Boy Advance Title Is Back From The Dead A Decade After Its First Showing

Given away free as an added extra with new indie game

Back in 2003, developer Quantized Bit showed off Overstorm, an action platformer for the Game Boy Advance at a gaming convention. The title would not be seen again for more than a decade, as it was ultimately cancelled. However, the developer — which is still going strong and creating indie...

Video: Shovel Knight Is Digging Up The Tarmac In Road Redemption

Shovel Knight Is Digging Up The Tarmac In Road Redemption

"We're still working hard on porting to Mac, Linux, Wii U and others"

Bike combat game Road Redemption is getting an unexpected but totally welcome scoop of Shovel Knight action. Developer DarkSeas Games has just released an update to the PC version that allows you to step into the iconic blue armour of the garden tool-welding hero and hop onto a...

Video: Nintendo Minute Dishes Out Alternative Awards and Announces Final Two in Super Sixteen Showdown

Nintendo Minute Dishes Out Alternative Awards and Announces Final Two in Super Sixteen Showdown

A battle of the giants

Over recent days Nintendo Minute has been hosting some Game of the Year videos in which hosts Kit and Krysta have picked their favourites from the year, and also taken us through a number of knockout rounds in which viewers vote for their overall winner. A 'Bonus' video has now looked at alternative awards and also revealed...

Weirdness: The Pokémon Timeline Seems as Crazy as The Legend of Zelda's Equivalent

The Pokémon Timeline Seems as Crazy as The Legend of Zelda's Equivalent

Three dimensional

Timelines can be rather controversial in any franchise, but when they're applied to one of Nintendo's more storied franchises they can lead to some feisty disagreements. The Legend of Zelda is the famous example, dividing fans to this day despite an official version being available in Hyrule Historia; when you take into account...

Video: Learn About the Nintendo 64 in Stop-Motion Style

Learn About the Nintendo 64 in Stop-Motion Style

Seven fascinating facts

It's the season for being a little lazy, which can certainly include sitting around watching a lot of films, TV shows and online videos. For Nintendo fans, it's not hard to find enjoyable snapshots of entertainment to chill out with. Case in point is this short effort from hugely popular YouTube channel Vsauce3, which covers...

News: Atlus Releases New Teaser, Box Art and Pre-Order Bonus Details for Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Atlus Releases New Teaser, Box Art and Pre-Order Bonus Details for Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Crazy enough to work

Atlus has certainly been on form recently, releasing quality titles for the 3DS and confirming more for 2015. One of these upcoming titles is Etrian Mystery Dungeon, a crossover of Etrian Odyssey's RPG party features and Mystery Dungeon's randomly generated areas. The publisher and developer has released some fresh details...

News: Intriguing Adventure Puzzle Title, Underground, Heading to Wii U on 8th January

Intriguing Adventure Puzzle Title, Underground, Heading to Wii U on 8th January

European release confirmed, North America still in progress

The Wii U, like its predecessor, has been the source of some intriguing and innovative software, and Underground from Dutch developer Grendel Games may join the list. It's software that has been developed "to help surgeons train their laparoscopic surgery motor skills" through controlling...

News: Bravely Default DLC Set to Play a Festive Tune in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Bravely Default DLC Set to Play a Festive Tune in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

12 tracks in total due on 24th December

While Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call is an expanded and remixed version of its predecessor, it is nevertheless — arguably — one of the year's finest retail releases on the 3DS; we were certainly fans in our review. DLC is a pretty important part of the package beyond the extensive catalogue that's...