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News: Square Enix Announces Dragon Quest VIII For The 3DS

Square Enix Announces Dragon Quest VIII For The 3DS

Launches in Japan on 27th August

The 3DS is four years old now and Nintendo knows sales momentum of the system is important to maintain. At a recent Financial Results Briefing, Iwata reiterated this, explaining the 3DS could use with a boost in its homeland of Japan. With this in mind, Square Enix has announced Dragon Quest VIII – originally...

News: Sit Tight, Nintendo Will Announce Its E3 2015 Plans Tomorrow

Sit Tight, Nintendo Will Announce Its E3 2015 Plans Tomorrow

Get your tickets for the hype train

Can't wait to hear more about what Nintendo has planned for this year's E3? Well you don't have to wait too much longer, as Nintendo of America has confirmed that it will be revealing a some additional info tomorrow. Last year the company used a similar approach to outline its plans, and even produced an amusing...

News: Nintendo Committed To Making Smart Device Gaming One Of Its Key "Revenue Pillars" 

Nintendo Committed To Making Smart Device Gaming One Of Its Key "Revenue Pillars" 

But company still feels dedicated consoles are its future

Nintendo's alliance with DeNA has arguably been one of the biggest gaming announcements of 2015 so far, and marks a brave new era for the Japanese veteran following countless denials that it would ever move into the smart device arena. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has now revealed that...

Review: Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains (3DS)

Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains (3DS)

Sie Sind Das Spiel, Und Wir Sind Die Spieler!

When Attack on Titan hit the anime airwaves in 2013, it became an instant phenomenon. Originally a manga by Hajime Isayama, its popularity spawned several spin-off series, light novels, an upcoming live-action film, and even a rather creative photography trend. With intense action and a dystopian,...

News: Iwata: 3DS Has Plenty Of Room For Growth, Female Gamers Key To Console's Continued Success In Japan

Iwata: 3DS Has Plenty Of Room For Growth, Female Gamers Key To Console's Continued Success In Japan

Platform still has "momentum", according to Nintendo boss

The 3DS may be four years old now, but Nintendo president Satoru Iwata believes it still has a bright commercial future ahead of it - despite the fact that the console's release schedule is currently looking a little light on smash-hit games. Speaking to investors at the recent Financial...

News: Nintendo Has Unannounced Wii U Titles Which Will Launch Before April 2016 

Nintendo Has Unannounced Wii U Titles Which Will Launch Before April 2016 

Expect some big news at E3

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed to investors that the company is working on "unannounced" Wii U titles which will see release before April next year. We already know about certain forthcoming Wii U games, but Nintendo traditionally saves something a little special for E3. Super Mario 3D World was announced...

Ninterview: Talking Super Smash Bros. With UK Grand Master James Miller

Talking Super Smash Bros. With UK Grand Master James Miller

He plays a mean Luigi

James Miller is rather good at Super Smash Bros. He recently won Nintendo UK's Super Smash Bros Invitational event at the MCM Comic Con in Birmingham - a massive achievement for many players but merely another title in Miller's eyes; he's already made his presence felt in the UK's Smash community several times in the pa

News: Acro Storm Fuses F-Zero With Extreme-G, And It's Racing To The Wii U eShop

Acro Storm Fuses F-Zero With Extreme-G, And It's Racing To The Wii U eShop

Hoverbikes ahoy

Look, we all want a new F-Zero game - that's a given. But until Nintendo actually announces it, we'll just have to make do with titles inspired by the famous racer - titles like Acro Storm, which is currently being developed by Indie studio Blue Comet Games. Built using Unity and featuring 16 different futuristic tracks, Acro...

News: Introducing The Very First Support Character In Yooka-Laylee, Trowzer The Serpent Salesman

Introducing The Very First Support Character In Yooka-Laylee, Trowzer The Serpent Salesman

A snake wearing trousers

Support characters were very much a staple of 3D platform games during their prime, and it looks like Playtonic Games will continue this tradition with the recent reveal of the first support character in Yooka-Laylee: Trowzer, the serpent salesman. A business-snake whose career never took off, the smug salesman is...

News: Shapes of Gray Arrives On The North American Wii U eShop May 21st

Shapes of Gray Arrives On The North American Wii U eShop May 21st

“Hotline Miami meets WarioWare”

Described by Secret Tunnel Entertainment as “Hotline Miami meets WarioWare”, Shapes of Gray is set to arrive on the North American Wii U eShop on 21st May. As previously noted, Shapes of Gray is an aesthetically simple 2D title that takes players through 10-second battles within small game environments...

News: ​Playtonic Confirms Post-Release DLC as the Next Stretch Goal for Yooka-Laylee

​Playtonic Confirms Post-Release DLC as the Next Stretch Goal for Yooka-Laylee

"When – and only when – we've finished and shipped the full version"

It's pretty safe to say that Yooka-Laylee is shaping up to be a massive success. After meeting its initial funding goal in less than forty minutes, Yooka-Laylee went on to become the fastest Kickstarter game to pass the $1 million mark. Evidently, gamers around the world really

News: ​The Prices of the Remaining Physical Goods on Club Nintendo in North America Have Been Reduced

​The Prices of the Remaining Physical Goods on Club Nintendo in North America Have Been Reduced

Some are as much as 50% off!

As most of you are aware, Club Nintendo's days are numbered. About a month ago, Nintendo announced that a new loyalty program would be replacing it later this year, with Club Nintendo set to shut down for good on 30th June. Shortly after the announcement was made, Nintendo made a plethora of new downloadable games and...

News: Former Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi's Kickstarter Launches, But Won't Come To Nintendo Consoles

Former Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi's Kickstarter Launches, But Won't Come To Nintendo Consoles

What a horrible night to have a Wii U

Former Castlevania Producer (and possible vampire) Koji Igarashi has been creating some sinister headlines recently, as word of a new project whipped fans up into a frenzy of speculation. The prophetic Kickstarter reveal on Monday has indeed come to pass, but alas this new project won't be coming to Nintendo...

Matters Of Import: Take A Guided Tour Of Super Potato, The Ultimate Retro Gaming Paradise

Take A Guided Tour Of Super Potato, The Ultimate Retro Gaming Paradise

Japan-based Brit David Coyles explains the appeal of this legendary shop

"I don't know where to start! I'm so excited" blurted out in an enclave of retro gaming memorabilia, and a phrase which saved me from my own funk in a number of ways. Japanese store Super Potato has a certain uplifting effect on most of the people who visit – be it one of...

News: SEGA Records Financial Losses and Aims to Stick With "Mainstay IP" Game Releases

SEGA Records Financial Losses and Aims to Stick With "Mainstay IP" Game Releases

Sonic Boom sales pass half a million

2015 hasn't been a great year for fans of 'classic' SEGA, the company that was once a top player in the video game industry. It still boasts some useful PC franchises and RPG IPs through acquisitions of companies such as Sports Interactive, Creative Assembly and Atlus, but has been struggling with its own games...