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News: We Have An Inkling These Amazing Splatoon Shirts Will Be Popular

We Have An Inkling These Amazing Splatoon Shirts Will Be Popular

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Japanese clothing firm King of Games is releasing a range of Splatoon gear, and boy do we want it all. The range of shirts - all based on designs seen in the forthcoming Wii U shooter - go on sale on June 13th for 4,259 Yen a pop, which is about $35 / £22 / €31. You can view the range by clicking one of the thumbnail images below...

Exclusive: eShop Publishers Are Dropping Releases In Germany Due To Low Sales And Cost Of USK Rating

eShop Publishers Are Dropping Releases In Germany Due To Low Sales And Cost Of USK Rating

Smaller indies also struggling to make a living on Nintendo systems

We've reported on the less-than-ideal nature of global age ratings in the past, and what they mean for indie developers attempting to make a living on Nintendo's systems. Releasing a game internationally isn't a simple matter of pushing a button; age ratings must be granted in every...

News: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley For 3DS Launches In Australia On 20th June

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley For 3DS Launches In Australia On 20th June

Farming is life

Following in the footsteps of last November’s North American release, Nintendo has today announced, Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley, for 3DS will be released in Australia on 20th June. Players take control of a boy or girl and shape the land to create their very own farm. At the same time, players must tend to live stock, fulfil...

Reaction: Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the Mic, With Its Nintendo World Championships 2015 Qualifiers

Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the Mic, With Its Nintendo World Championships 2015 Qualifiers

Less an event to capture social media, more one-off E3 show

Following Nintendo's outline of its E3 plans last week, we got rather optimistic and hopeful about the Nintendo World Championships 2015, stating that the E3 event could be just the beginning. We cited the ongoing success of the truly global Pokémon tournaments as a potential blueprint,...

News: Ronimo Games Explains Pricing for Swords & Soldiers II

Ronimo Games Explains Pricing for Swords & Soldiers II

"There should be room for bigger, better and higher quality indie games"

Arriving this week, Swords & Soldiers II will be another Wii U eShop exclusive, following up on the popular WiiWare original which - eventually - also found its way to multiple platforms. This time around more is made of the Wii U's options with the GamePad, however, and as...

News: This 3DS Carry Case Has A StreetPass Window, Because Those Puzzle Pieces Won't Find Themselves

This 3DS Carry Case Has A StreetPass Window, Because Those Puzzle Pieces Won't Find Themselves

Say hello to the Signal Pouch

Is there a better feeling in life than pulling your beloved 3DS out of your bag and seeing that reassuring green glow which indicates that StreetPasses await within? No, no there is not. And now thanks to the industrious guys and gals at Keys Factory, you can protect your console yet still see quite clearly when...

News: Bowser Jr., Dr. Mario and Olimar amiibo Now Available for Pre-Order on Official Nintendo UK Store

Bowser Jr., Dr. Mario and Olimar amiibo Now Available for Pre-Order on Official Nintendo UK Store

Update: now sold out

Update: These amiibo pre-orders sold out within an hour of publishing this article. Whether it's high demand, low stock levels or a mix of both, that's another wave of figures with pre-orders that have disappeared rapidly. Original Article: The waves of Super Smash Bros. amiibo keep coming, and UK collectors should certainly...

News: Come Up With Witty One-Liners to Become a SteamWorld Heist Ambassador

Come Up With Witty One-Liners to Become a SteamWorld Heist Ambassador

Plagiarising Bender isn't an option

In recent weeks Image & Form has been keeping the fires burning for the planned Fall release of SteamWorld Heist, which is coming to various platforms including Wii U and 3DS. Its mix of 2D strategy, procedurally generated levels and a quirky premise have made it one of our most eagerly watching download...

News: Samurai Defender Aims to Defend the Castle This Week, in North America, on the 3DS eShop

Samurai Defender Aims to Defend the Castle This Week, in North America, on the 3DS eShop

Tap and destroy

CIRCLE Entertainment certainly stays busy on the 3DS eShop, producing a whole range of releases both developed in-house and publishing the work of others, particularly studios based in Japan and the Far East. Some prove to be gems, certainly, while others are a little more modest in what they offer; nevertheless, the portable's...

News: Nintendo Wins Patent Battle Over Wii Balance Board

Nintendo Wins Patent Battle Over Wii Balance Board

Its legal body was ready

Nintendo struck gold with the Wii, combining inexpensive technology with a motion controlled gaming hook that tens of millions of gamers found irresistible. That use of technology and the ludicrous profits it made naturally got the attention of other companies, however, with the home console and its accessories fighting a...

News: Nintendo Announces Best Buy Locations and Details for Nintendo World Championships 2015 Qualifiers

Nintendo Announces Best Buy Locations and Details for Nintendo World Championships 2015 Qualifiers

Just 8 locations for the whole of the US

When Nintendo announced its E3 plans, the Nintendo World Championships 2015 details were arguably the standout. Bringing back the iconic style of the 1990 equivalent, it certainly captured the imagination. Some of the tangible details have now been confirmed and, we suspect, may not go down particularly well...

Feature: A Nintendo Fan's Guide to E3 2015

A Nintendo Fan's Guide to E3 2015

Plenty to see

The madness is on the way, with Los Angeles all set to host hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees for E3 2015. While technically an expo like any other, it has become far more than that for game companies and their fans. It's a major centrepiece of any gaming year, and an opportunity for major publishers and developers to...

Rumour: Customisable Mii Fighter amiibo Could Be On The Way

Customisable Mii Fighter amiibo Could Be On The Way

Keep a pinch of salt handy, just in case

Nintendo's range of amiibo toys has been a runaway success, shifting over 10 million units worldwide. It's hard to conceive of a way in which Nintendo could make the range even more commercially viable - aside from actually, you know, having stock - but this particular rumour has us thinking. An image has...

Gallery: Phoenix Wright, Axel From Streets of Rage and More Feature in New Project X Zone 2 Screens

Phoenix Wright, Axel From Streets of Rage and More Feature in New Project X Zone 2 Screens

Gloriously insane

Project X Zone 2 was a slightly surprising reveal in the last month, as the original on 3DS had performed reasonably but hadn't exactly lit up the charts. Nevertheless we have another bold crossover RPG featuring diverse characters from Capcom, SEGA and Bandai Namco; it's as crazy as it sounds. The cast for this latest entry will...

News: Cyber Gadget's Retro Freak System Is Looking To Topple The RetroN 5 In The Downright Awesome Stakes

Cyber Gadget's Retro Freak System Is Looking To Topple The RetroN 5 In The Downright Awesome Stakes

Plays Sega, Nintendo and NEC games

We reviewed the RetroN 5 a while back and found it to be an excellent way of playing your original retro game cartridges in glorious HD. However, Hyperkin's wonder-console has a challenger in the shape of Cyber Gadget's Retro Freak - a clone system which out-does the RetroN 5 by offering support for PC Engine...