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Gallery: Splatoon Development Updates Bring Fashion, amiibo, Game Modes and More Paper

Splatoon Development Updates Bring Fashion, amiibo, Game Modes and More Paper

Let's warm up for Splatoon Direct

It's been over a month since we collated updates from Splatoon Tumblr page, which brings translated snippets of information and colourful screens from the development team in Japan. They always bring us fashion, often include looks at modes and gameplay, while also providing lowdowns on various ink-splatting...

Video: Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush Launch Trailer Brings a Colourful Clay Overload

Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush Launch Trailer Brings a Colourful Clay Overload

Finally arrives in PAL territories this week

Gamers in North America have been able to tackle Kirby and the Rainbow Curse on the Wii U for some time, wearing out GamePad touch screens in the latest HAL title starring the pink puffball. Its journey to PAL regions - as Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush - has taken longer, but it's finally due this week...

Review: Best Friends - My Horse 3D (3DS eShop)

Best Friends - My Horse 3D (3DS eShop)

​Put this one out to pasture

It seems as though publishers just can't get enough horse related games released on the 3DS, with Best Friends - My Horse 3D being the sixth one; you'd think by now that horse racing simulator games would have been mastered, but you'd be sadly mistaken. Best Friends - My Horse 3D does absolutely nothing to improve on...

Feature: Here Are Our Fondest Kirby Memories

Here Are Our Fondest Kirby Memories

Rainbow Paintbrush finally launches in Europe this week, so we talk Kirby

This week sees the release of Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush (Rainbow Curse to you North Americans) in Europe, and we thought it would be the ideal time to share some of our most treasured Kirby-related memories with you, our dear readers. Since he bounded into our lives in...

News: Yooka-Laylee Character Designer Spills on Creating Playtonic Games' Quirky Heroes

Yooka-Laylee Character Designer Spills on Creating Playtonic Games' Quirky Heroes

"Big eyes, big teeth, big belly. You can’t go wrong with these traits"

If the core appeal of your game is 3D platforming, there are key ingredients that simply must be included - slick controls, a smooth camera and solid mechanics are naturally part of the recipe. Immediately charming characters are also a must, though - unlike some genres where...

News: Modern Super Sonic Joins The Ranks at First 4 Figures

Modern Super Sonic Joins The Ranks at First 4 Figures

Cue arguments about Modern vs Classic Sonic in 3, 2, 1...

First 4 Figures is a name synonymous with collectible figurines - from Link and Epona, to Mega Man and many more, the company has kept resin distribution companies in business for years. The latest addition to the range caught our eye, meanwhile, blending a classic character with its modern...

News: Updated Documents Point to Multiple amiibo Restocks for North America

Updated Documents Point to Multiple amiibo Restocks for North America

Includes Shulk, Toad and Mario

Nintendo of America and amiibo have a complicated relationship - the toy range is a commercial success, but has also fallen victim to stock issues in the region that frustrate plenty of dedicated fans. Entire websites and Twitter accounts are devoted to tracking stock and pre-order launch times as the scrabble for...

News: Disney Infinity 3.0 is Announced With Star Wars, Marvel and Inside Out, Confirmed for Wii U

Disney Infinity 3.0 is Announced With Star Wars, Marvel and Inside Out, Confirmed for Wii U

We break down the major details

Disney Infinity 3.0 has been announced and features play-sets and characters from every Star Wars movie, alongside improved cross-franchise compatibility and play-sets for Inside Out and Marvel. With a strong announcement from Lego Dimensions and expected news on the next Skylanders game, this is an impressive...

Weirdness: This Chain Chomp Cat Bed Sold for Over $1000

This Chain Chomp Cat Bed Sold for Over $1000

Quite a cat nap

Furniture and art pieces based on Nintendo systems and characters are pretty common, especially in the world of niche traders that sell their wares online. Whether you want cushions, coffee tables or lamps shaped like question blocks, the internet is there for you. It's not every day, however, that you see a cat bed shaped like...

Feature: A Fit-To-Burst History Of Kirby Games

A Fit-To-Burst History Of Kirby Games

In 22 easily swallowable installments

Kirby has always existed to present an appealing leaping-in point for beginner players, a job he has performed well for nearly two dozen years now. And yet, many of the players who helped cut their gaming teeth on a Kirby title still stick with the series after all this time. As more games are added to the Kirby...

News: Sega Won't Have A Booth At This Year's E3

Sega Won't Have A Booth At This Year's E3

"Collaborating" with "various business partners", instead

Sega recently offered 300 of its global staff voluntary retirement during a period of restructuring, prompting speculation about the company's future in the console arena. The Japanese veteran has now delivered some more bad news - it won't have a booth at this year's E3. This was confirmed...

News: It's Hats Off to the Latest SteamWorld Heist Ambassador Challenge

It's Hats Off to the Latest SteamWorld Heist Ambassador Challenge

For all you doodlers out there

With SteamWorld Heist heading to Wii U, 3DS and a load of other systems later this year, Image & Form is keen to keep its fans busy in the build-up. Part of those efforts are bi-weekly competitions for someone to become a SteamWorld Ambassador; they'll get to play Heist before it comes out and get free copies on...

Video: 'Smashified' Series Adds King K. Rool to the Collection of Super Smash Bros. Speed Paintings

'Smashified' Series Adds King K. Rool to the Collection of Super Smash Bros. Speed Paintings

In a while, crocodile?

YouTuber Artsy Omni has added a new video to the 'Smashified' series (a series that takes our favourite and most-wanted characters for Smash Bros. DLC and recreates them in the game's art style), and this time the focus is on King K. Rool - a logical choice considering that the antagonist of the Donkey Kong series is arguably...

Review: Street Gangs (Wii U eShop / NES)

Street Gangs (Wii U eShop / NES)

Holding your funds for ransom

Originally released in Japan for Nintendo Famicom, classic beat 'em up 'Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari' was then heavily localised for its eventual release in the US; background artwork was amended to look more 'western' (for example, rooftop tiling designs and mailboxes were changed) plus all location names were updated...

News: Funk of Titans Aims to Teach "Jive-Turkey Pagan Titans" Some New Beats

Funk of Titans Aims to Teach "Jive-Turkey Pagan Titans" Some New Beats

Dig if you will the picture

While the Wii U eShop isn't short of download-only platformers, some can be criticised for being a little lacking in personality or creative flair. While the gameplay of Funk of Titans looks like fairly conventional fare, the concept gets prizes for its pure chutzpah. Developed by A Crowd of Monsters - not an actual...

News: Yooka-Laylee Sets a New Stretch Goal to Smash, This Time for a Fully Orchestrated Soundtrack

Yooka-Laylee Sets a New Stretch Goal to Smash, This Time for a Fully Orchestrated Soundtrack

A Rare treat

Yooka-Laylee is proof that combining industry veterans of an iconic development studio with a genre that brings to mind the late '90s is a tonic for success. From that laboured bit of wordplay we segway to Playtonic Games, which has quickly turned from a start-up of excellent developers into a significant Kickstarter success story...

News: Nihilumbra Begins Its Wii U Journey on 14th May

Nihilumbra Begins Its Wii U Journey on 14th May

Includes system-exclusive co-op, remember

It's been a little while coming, but BeautiFun Games' Nihilumbra finally has a confirmed release date on the Wii U. Having cleared Nintendo's testing it'll arrive on 14th May in Europe and North America. This puzzle adventure incorporates a painterly art style and a variety of mechanics, in which you use a...