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News: Thousands In Australia & New Zealand Attend Midnight Launches For New Nintendo 3DS And Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Thousands In Australia & New Zealand Attend Midnight Launches For New Nintendo 3DS And Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

A momentous occasion for Nintendo fans down under and across the ditch

Last night, Australia and New Zealand were treated to the release of a brand new Nintendo system before both North America and Europe. In a similar scenario to Nintendo’s homeland, Japan, existing models of the 3DS had reportedly reached the point of complete market...

Review: Xavier (Wii U eShop)

Xavier (Wii U eShop)

X-cruciating

In the world of platformers, the name of the game is control. That is to say, nothing speaks to a platform game's quality quite like the level of control the player feels they have over their character. Of course, control alone does not guarantee a successful product — creative level design that makes intuitive use of the mechanics is...

News: Child of Light's Creative Director Paints a Picture of its Artistic Process

Child of Light's Creative Director Paints a Picture of its Artistic Process

The game also made green, ended up in the black

Released back in spring Ubisoft Montreal's Child of Light possessed a uniquely gorgeous visual style that few, if any, have matched. In a talk at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) earlier this year, Creative Director Patrick Plourde discussed the journey from concept art to bringing the 2D RPG to...

Review: Castle Conqueror EX (3DS eShop)

Castle Conqueror EX (3DS eShop)

Back to basics

Four years ago, at the time of the original Castle Conqueror title's DSiWare release, we made a somewhat snarky remark in our review about the absence of Real-Time Strategy games on the Nintendo DS. With its touch controls and capability to display information on one screen and action on the other, the dual-screened console seemed...

News: Mewtwo Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Distribution Details Confirm Paid DLC Plan

Mewtwo Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Distribution Details Confirm Paid DLC Plan

Free if you buy both games, otherwise prepare to pay

It's been common knowledge for some time that those who purchase Super Smash Bros. for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and register them on Club Nintendo will be eligible to receive a two-disc soundtrack as a special treat. It was also announced that free Mewtwo DLC will come in Spring 2015, a

Review: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS)

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS)

Mapping your psyche

Atlus’ Megami Tensei series has been an RPG institution for over two decades, but to Western audiences it’s perhaps best known in connection with a numbered pair of revolutionary PlayStation 2 titles: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 and Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4. Starring modern Japanese high school students and integrating...

News: Mighty Final Fight and Mario Pinball Land To Hit North American Virtual Console on 27th November

Mighty Final Fight and Mario Pinball Land To Hit North American Virtual Console on 27th November

Flippin' fighting

Nintendo of America's download update had some big-hitters today for Wii U and 3DS, though the press release also outlined some games that we can look forward to in the weeks ahead. While three of these were retail titles and dates we already knew, a couple of Virtual Console games have been outlined — details are below. Mario...

Nintendo Download: 20th November (North America)

20th November (North America)

Smash Bros., Pokémon ORAS, Watch Dogs, GBA DK, Battleminer and much more

It's time for the Nintendo Download update, North American gamers, and this week's update brings massive releases on Wii U and 3DS. Beyond the big-name retail titles we have some new download-only titles, a host of other retail downloads both old and new, retro GBA DK and a...

News: Toys "R" Us Buy One Get One 40% Off Deal Includes All Wii U and 3DS Games

Toys "R" Us Buy One Get One 40% Off Deal Includes All Wii U and 3DS Games

Handy as Smash Bros. for Wii U and Pokémon ORAS are eligible...

21st November is a bumper day for Nintendo fans in North America, with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U joining amiibo on the home console and Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arriving on 3DS / 2DS. As far as double releases go, that's an exciting day of gaming. US gamers that...

News: Suda51 Explains The Origins Of No More Heroes And Its Waggle-Based Swordplay

Suda51 Explains The Origins Of No More Heroes And Its Waggle-Based Swordplay

"That kind of motion is very Travis"

The Wii's incredible commercial success and unique control system ensured that the console received more than its fair share of third-party exclusives, with No More Heroes being one of the most notable early releases. Developed by Goichi "Suda51" Suda and his team at Grasshopper Manufacture, this insane 3D action...

Review: Golden Sun: The Lost Age (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Golden Sun: The Lost Age (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

The Return of the Prodigal Sun

Back in 2001 (2002 in Europe) some players were left feeling short-changed when Golden Sun reached its abrupt ending. Developer Camelot – perhaps better known for the Shining Force series – had to split the game into two parts due to the Game Boy Advance’s hardware limitations. Those who’d already invested in...

News: New Super Mario Bros. Wii Hits 10 Million Sales Mark In The US

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Hits 10 Million Sales Mark In The US

"That’s a lot of penguin suits!"

The legacy of the Wii continues, with Nintendo of America today announcing New Super Bros. Wii has sold ten million copies across the US since it was released in 2009. The announcement was delivered via the official Nintendo of America Twitter account, and celebrated the historic milestone with the following tweet...

News: Meta Knight amiibo to be Best Buy Exclusive in US

Meta Knight amiibo to be Best Buy Exclusive in US

Due in February and joins Shulk's GameStop exclusivity

By the end of February 2015 Nintendo will have released 29 amiibo figures. While distribution is expected to be across all retailers in PAL regions, in particular, some exclusivity deals on the early 2015 toys have begun to emerge for the US. Shulk will be a GameStop exclusive in the country,...