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News: Wii U System Update 5.1.2 Takes Stability to Another Level

Wii U System Update 5.1.2 Takes Stability to Another Level

Stability to make your head spin

Nintendo loves its system updates for the Wii U, with regular notifications telling us that our shiny systems are ready to go to the next level. The next level of stability. That's right, firmware fans! Nintendo has released another system update promising more stability and mysterious improvements to our user...

News: Keiji Inafune Juiced Up Azure Striker Gunvolt

Keiji Inafune Juiced Up Azure Striker Gunvolt

You don't get to become an "action director" for nothing

Action platformer fans might already know that Mega Man designer Keiji Inafune and Inti Creates are in cahoots. The development company is lending its considerable talent toward the production of Inafune's Mighty No. 9 while Inafune was announced as "action director" of Inti Creates's Azure...

News: illo: birth of the cool is Getting Ready to Chill Out on the Wii U and 3DS eShop

illo: birth of the cool is Getting Ready to Chill Out on the Wii U and 3DS eShop

So cool that capitalisation isn't needed

While Gamescom in Germany may have been dominated by major presentations from Sony and Microsoft, in particular, the massive event had plenty more on show besides the headline grabbing games. One of these titles was illo: birth of the cool from Raylight Games, an intriguing cross-platform puzzle platformer...

News: BLAZBLUE -CLONEPHANTASMA- is Battling Onto the 3DS eShop on 21st August

BLAZBLUE -CLONEPHANTASMA- is Battling Onto the 3DS eShop on 21st August

Button tapping mayhem

BlazBlue is a franchise that's only made one retail appearance on Nintendo hardware with Continuum Shift 2, but it's coming back to the 3DS in a more cutesy, download-friendly format. BLAZBLUE -CLONEPHANTASMA- — that's the publisher's use of block capitals, not ours — is arriving on the 3DS eShop in North America in this...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS File Size is 2.1GB, According to Japanese Packaging

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS File Size is 2.1GB, According to Japanese Packaging

Let the battle for space commence!

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is a huge release for Nintendo's portable in October, and it also looks like it'll be a sizeable title in another key respect. If images of Japanese packaging are to be believed this will demand a fair bit of space on many SD cards. According to the images posted on NeoGaf, the...

News: Capcom Outlines Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Shark Creature's Real World Inspiration

Capcom Outlines Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Shark Creature's Real World Inspiration

"It eats... and it makes little Zamtrios."

Further showcasing Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate designs drawn from real-world creatures but made even more spiky, Capcom community specialist Yuri Araujo is celebrating the end of the Discovery Channel's Shark Week by sharing some early designs and concept art for Monster Hunter's shark analogue, the...

News: Fantasy Life Offers Multiple Ways to Connect With Other Adventurers

Fantasy Life Offers Multiple Ways to Connect With Other Adventurers

Work experience

It's likely that Fantasy Life will be given a fairly substantial marketing push by Nintendo and Level-5 ahead of its release in the West, arriving in Europe and North America in September and October respectively. It's an adventure RPG on 3DS that promises plenty of depth in its mechanics and in the size of the world, with a visual...

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

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

Mii outfits! Meta Knight! Mega Man! More!

It feels like we're approaching the home straight of Super Smash Bros. hype, with the nights (slowly) drawing in and the arrival of the 3DS entry well under two months away. There are still some mysteries to be unravelled, however, and Masahiro Sakurai has been upping his efforts to get gamers excited about...

News: A Whopping 5-Disc Bayonetta 2 Soundtrack Will be Released in Japan

A Whopping 5-Disc Bayonetta 2 Soundtrack Will be Released in Japan

Bewitching

Bayonetta 2 arrives in Western territories this October, and we think you should be excited about it. It's impressed us a great deal so far, with fast-paced action, gorgeous visuals and a soundtrack that pushes you onwards. It's great news — if you're in Japan — that the soundtrack is all set for a full release in the country...

Nintendo Download: 21st August (Europe)

21st August (Europe)

Double Dragon's back, classic portable Mega Man, demos, discounts and more

Monday morning can be a slightly bleak time, but it is brightened up by the European Nintendo Download Update that shows us what's on the way in the coming week. It seems like a fairly modest line-up this week, though there are some enticing retro options, demos and some...

Gallery: Exploring the Pokémon World Championships in Photos - Day 3

Exploring the Pokémon World Championships in Photos - Day 3

They want to be the very best, like no one ever was

The Pokémon World Championships in Washington, D.C. wrapped up today, with champions emerging victorious in a dazzling spectacle of wit and Kangaskhans. Canadian Andrew Estrada was crowned the winner of the Trading Card Game Masters Division, while Korean Se Jun Park took home the Masters Division...

Review: Mysterious Stars: The Samurai (DSiWare)

Mysterious Stars: The Samurai (DSiWare)

Bushi-no.

The DSi’s touchscreen-and-stylus setup has inspired an impressive array of pen-and-paper puzzle conversions over the years, and this trend seems set to continue right into DSiWare’s twilight days. Collavier’s Mysterious Stars trilogy, as the most recent example, pairs classic connect-the-dots puzzles with children’s stories. It’s...