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News: Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Gets Closer to Release in the West

Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Gets Closer to Release in the West

The Pokémon Company emphasizes X & Y sales of "nearly 12 million"

Update: Below is a new trailer for the Western version of this movie. Original Article: As we've reported previously, Pokémon XY The Movie - The Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie is coming to Japan on 19th July, the latest in a long line of animated films for the franchise...

News: Capcom is Holding a Weapon Design Contest for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Capcom is Holding a Weapon Design Contest for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Take a break from hunting to get creative!

Following on from a successful contest previously held for the release of Monster Hunter Tri back in 2009, Capcom has once again asked hunters to show their artistic side and design a weapon for the upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The winning designs will be featured in-game, so you can look forward to...

Video: Atlus Serves Up an Early Look at Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth's Battle System

Atlus Serves Up an Early Look at Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth's Battle System

Looks pleasingly complicated

There are undoubtedly long term franchise fans and RPG enthusiasts eagerly awaiting Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth on 3DS. It'll be the first Persona game on Nintendo hardware, has a new art style for the occasion and will blend in gameplay elements from the popular Etrian series. It seems like a smart move from...

Ninterview: Joe Heaton on The Joy of Game Boy Mods and Chiptune Music

Joe Heaton on The Joy of Game Boy Mods and Chiptune Music

"Over time it’s achieved an iconic status "

Nintendo's unrivalled history and cultural impact in gaming is manifested in various ways, and brings together fans and enthusiasts of many kinds. A number of us enthusiastically jump into the company's latest systems and games, while others find the most joy in collecting retro equivalents. There are...

Talking Point: The Timing of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Direct Raises Expectations

The Timing of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Direct Raises Expectations

A release date must be on the agenda

During 2013 Nintendo delivered 16 Nintendo Direct broadcasts — that's the count from the official Nintendo of America website, which includes some game-specific "mini" videos and does not include some Japan-specific examples. By this stage of 2013 there had been four Directs, and there was typically a...

News: Bit Boy!! Arcade Expected to Launch on North American 3DS eShop on 17th April

Bit Boy!! Arcade Expected to Launch on North American 3DS eShop on 17th April

European release to follow

Kubi and friends will soon be making a return in their upcoming 3DS eShop title, Bit Boy!! Arcade. According to a software listing on Nintendo’s website, the eShop action game will be available from 17th April onwards in North America, with a European release expected shortly after. The game tracks the adventures of...

Review: Super Dodge Ball (Wii U eShop / NES)

Super Dodge Ball (Wii U eShop / NES)

Utterly ridiculous and sublime

When firing up an NES game in the modern day, no less a silly spin-off sports title from the era, a certain mindset is required. If you're intolerant of sticky animation, that flickering effect that NES games have when there's too much on screen and wonky frame performance, there are plenty of games that are immediate...

News: Sin & Punishment Developer Treasure Working With Capcom On Sequel To Gaist Crusher

Sin & Punishment Developer Treasure Working With Capcom On Sequel To Gaist Crusher

Still no sign of a Western release

Japanese video game developer Treasure, best known for critically acclaimed titles such as Sin and Punishment and the Sega Mega Drive classic Gunstar Heroes, is working with Capcom on a sequel to the 3DS action game – based on the manga, animation and toy series of the same name – Gaist Crusher. Gaist Crusher...