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News: Nintendo to Present a Xenoblade Chronicles X Showcase This Week

Nintendo to Present a Xenoblade Chronicles X Showcase This Week

We're counting the minutes

With Xenoblade Chronicles X set to launch in Japan on 29th April, Nintendo and developer Monolith Soft are stepping up promotional efforts for the RPG adventure. In recent days and weeks, for example, we've heard of the non-linear approach to progression in the game, indications that the world will be five times the size...

News: Sega Formally Announces the Capcom Arcade of Nintendo's Luigi's Mansion 2

Sega Formally Announces the Capcom Arcade of Nintendo's Luigi's Mansion 2

Many fingers in this pie

Nintendo may have question marks around current third-party support on its systems, but few can doubt that it has some strong relationships with other companies in Japan - Koei Tecmo, Bandai Namco, Sega and Capcom are all examples. The latter two both appear to have some involvement in the arcade for Luigi's Mansion: Dark...

News: Target Won't Be Restocking Rosalina amiibo, Selected Wave 3 Figures Won't Be Available In-Store 

Target Won't Be Restocking Rosalina amiibo, Selected Wave 3 Figures Won't Be Available In-Store 

Target exclusive figure is likely to be in high demand

Amiibo - Nintendo's stab at the "toys to life" concept - has been a massive success in commercial terms, but the Kyoto giant has caused a lot of ill-will amongst fans by failing to meet demand and discontinuing figures almost as soon as they hit store shelves. Get ready for some more disappoi

News: This Bayonetta Browser Game is Perfect For Killing Time, and Angels

This Bayonetta Browser Game is Perfect For Killing Time, and Angels

Platinum strikes again

Platinum Games is one of the most imaginative and quirky major studios in game development, and has lived up to that reputation with a rather random release of an 8-bit style browser game based on Bayonetta - it's called 'Angel Land'. In this game, that's perfect for time wasting, you simply use space to jump and enter to...

News: Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Update in North America

Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Update in North America

Over 100 games and physical rewards

Club Nintendo is now into its final stretch, with members in North America having until the end of March to claim coins and the end of June to redeem their balance. Nintendo of America had promised one final huge update of content, and now that the line-up is confirmed we can say that it's certainly delivered. On...

Weirdness: Katy Perry Accessorizes With A Wii Remote Strap During Super Bowl Half-Time Show

Katy Perry Accessorizes With A Wii Remote Strap During Super Bowl Half-Time Show

Safety first

The half-time show at the Super Bowl is arguably the most interesting part of the entire game. Increasing each year with ever more ridiculous set pieces and an growing "wow" factor, viewers can expect to see world-famous musicians, strobe lights, bombastic pyrotechnics and dancing galore. As if you prove this point, shortly after...

News: Rodea The Sky Soldier Looks Set To Spread Its Wings For A Western Release

Rodea The Sky Soldier Looks Set To Spread Its Wings For A Western Release

Kadokawa Games president Yoshimi Yasuda says "look forward to it"

Rodea The Sky Soldier has had a somewhat tortured development period. Originally slated for the Wii and overseen by Sonic creator Yuji Naka, the game has since been rebooted for the 3DS and Wii U under the eyes of Kadokawa Games when Naka bailed on the project. The fact that Rodea is...

News: GungHo President Was Nervous About Showing Miyamoto Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition

GungHo President Was Nervous About Showing Miyamoto Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition

"My hand shook while moving orbs"

This year will see the launch of two of Japan's most popular gaming franchises in the shape of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. Based on the hit smartphone title - which has already had its own 3DS outing - this new version features the cast of the Super Mario series indulging in match-three puzzle...

Nintendo Download: 5th February (Europe)

5th February (Europe)

Shantae's back, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate demo, Zero 2 and more

It's the morning after the late night watching the Super Bowl, or just a normal Monday depending on your preferences, but nevertheless Nintendo of Europe's been so kind as to issue its Download Update details. It's an enticing week, with WayForward's third Shantae game finally hitting...

Review: Breezeblox (Wii U eShop)

Breezeblox (Wii U eShop)

Breezy

One of a growing number of indie titles appearing on the Wii U eShop, Breezeblox is a block-rolling puzzle game from début developer Brennan Maddox that, on first glance, seems to owe more than a little to mobigame's cube-based classic EDGE. Beyond the minimalist aesthetic and Cartesian conceit, however, they're very different games, and...

Talking Point: Star Fox for Wii U is an Ongoing and Surprising Mystery

Star Fox for Wii U is an Ongoing and Surprising Mystery

When will Nintendo show off Shigeru Miyamoto's project?

Nintendo had an impressive E3 in 2014, winning plaudits not just for its reveals but also its approach to the show, with the Super Smash Bros. Invitational and Treehouse live streams keeping fans entertained. There were a number of notable reveals, too, yet it was Star Fox for Wii U that...

Live: Apex 2015 Prepares to Crown Its Champions on the Final Day

Apex 2015 Prepares to Crown Its Champions on the Final Day

Rounding off a dramatic weekend

Apex 2015 has had a dramatic route to its finale, today, with venue issues forcing a rapid move to a brand new location; through support from sponsors and dedicated fans it somewhat defied the odds to ensure that almost all rounds could be completed ahead of its final day. Though the tournament hosts multiple games,...

News: Another Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter Battles For Your Smash Bros. Loyalty

Another Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter Battles For Your Smash Bros. Loyalty

Supply and demand, once again

The official Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter is a rare and peculiar beast. Only useful for one game on the system, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, it doesn't even work in the console's Wii mode; yet despite this it was highly desired when it launched alongside the game. For dedicated players of the brawling series the...

Weirdness: There's an Awesome Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 Easter Egg in Dying Light

There's an Awesome Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 Easter Egg in Dying Light

Stomping zombies

Dying Light, an open-world title in which you take on a lot of zombies, is a recent arrival on platforms such as the PS4 and Xbox One. The critical reception to Techland's game has been relatively mixed, but it's still one of 2015's first major releases; now, an awesome Easter Egg has been spotted to show that a current-day release...

Weirdness: Super Bowl XLIX Analysis of 'Mega-Beast Mode' Recreates Marshawn Lynch as Mega Man

Super Bowl XLIX Analysis of 'Mega-Beast Mode' Recreates Marshawn Lynch as Mega Man

Running Man

Super Bowl XLIX is everywhere right now, as the US and a global audience ramps up for the showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. Improbably muscle-bound men wearing lots of gear will pummel each other over the course of many hours, and hundreds of millions will watch. There's a lot of coverage for the match, and...

Impressions: Nintendo Made The Right Call With Its Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Demo

Nintendo Made The Right Call With Its Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Demo

We share some thoughts on what's offered

Nintendo produced an eShop surprise this week with the sudden arrival of a demo for Code Name S.T.E.A.M, the next release from the strategy masters at Intelligent Systems. Revealed at E3 2014, this title arrives in North America on 13th March and Europe two months later on 15th May; as a result this free...

News: Apex 2015 Moves to New Venue, Kicks Off Today

Apex 2015 Moves to New Venue, Kicks Off Today

Live footage inside courtesy of VGBootCamp, too

Apex 2015, which aims to be the biggest Smash Bros. tournament ever, suffered a high-profile setback on its first day when its venue was shut down on fire marshal orders. At that stage there was doubt over how the tournament could move forward, but the good news is that plenty of support and a shift of...