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News: Curve Studios Is Bringing Spooky Puzzle Title The Swapper To The Wii U eShop

Curve Studios Is Bringing Spooky Puzzle Title The Swapper To The Wii U eShop

Space, man

Curve Studios has revealed that it is bringing Facepalm Games' space-puzzle title The Swapper to the Wii U eShop. The game — which is already available on PC and is also coming to the PS3 this August — places you in the shoes of a spaceman exploring a seemingly derelict space station. You are armed with a gun which can create up to...

News: One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X Will Cram 85 Different Characters Into Your Humble 3DS

One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X Will Cram 85 Different Characters Into Your Humble 3DS

Confirmed for Japanese launch this Winter

The One Piece juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down. We've only just had One Piece: Unlimited World Red here in the west, and Bandai Namco has now announced the next video game adaptation of Eiichiro Oda's famous anime and manga series: One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X. This 3DS offering will feature...

News: Rivyd Announces Kenji: Rise Of A Hero For Wii U eShop, November Launch Expected

Rivyd Announces Kenji: Rise Of A Hero For Wii U eShop, November Launch Expected

Team aiming to create "one of the most difficult games for the Wii U"

Indie studio Rivyd Incorporated has revealed that it is producing a platform title exclusively for the Wii U eShop by the name of Kenji: Rise of a Hero. The title is expected to launch on November 25th, and is being billed as a title for "advance players, or beginners that want...

News: Details of Bayonetta 2's Online Co-Op "Tag Climax" Mode Emerge

Details of Bayonetta 2's Online Co-Op "Tag Climax" Mode Emerge

More risk, more reward

While Bayonetta 2 — like its predecessor — looks to be another high-intensity single player action experience, the Wii U exclusive is also set to include some online play through its two-player co-op "Tag Climax" mode. While it may not be integrated a great deal with the single player adventure, it seems like a potential...

News: The Fantasy Life Adventure Begins in Europe on 26th September

The Fantasy Life Adventure Begins in Europe on 26th September

Opening movie shows off various character classes

Update: It seems that a North American release date of 24th October was confirmed in early June (thanks Tops), meaning it'll arrive almost a full month earlier in Europe. Original Article: Fantasy Life was a title given extensive coverage during the rolling E3 Nintendo Treehouse broadcast, with a...

News: Official Hyrule Warriors Screens Show Ocarina of Time Stages, Sheik, Darunia, Princess Ruto and More

Official Hyrule Warriors Screens Show Ocarina of Time Stages, Sheik, Darunia, Princess Ruto and More

Nostalgia overload with 50 screens

Earlier this week it was revealed that Ocarina of Time was joining Hyrule Warriors with Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto, along with stages and other elements to fit in with the game. As has been the case with previous Hyrule Warriors reveals, an initial magazine exclusive has rapidly made way for a deluge of...

Video: Atlus Unleashes the Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Opening Movie

Atlus Unleashes the Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Opening Movie

Link a James Bond opening, after a dozen energy drinks

The arrival of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth later this year on 3DS no doubt has series and RPG fans interested. Hitting North America on 25th November and Europe on 28th November, it's the first Persona game on Nintendo hardware and will blend a new art style with gameplay elements from...

Video: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Footage Shows Legacy of Music for First Six Games

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Footage Shows Legacy of Music for First Six Games

Everyone has a favourite track

It may be unlikely to be a multi-million selling smash hit, but we expect some 3DS owners are pretty keen to get their hands on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call this September. The expanded version of the original will have plenty of new content, bringing the total number of tracks to over 200; that should keep...

News: Ocarina of Time Joins Hyrule Warriors With Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto as Playable Characters

Ocarina of Time Joins Hyrule Warriors With Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto as Playable Characters

Quite a cast

Just yesterday we reported on the news that a Goron was being teased as a new playable character in Hyrule Warriors. It seems that tease was just the beginning, as a preview from Famitsu on its latest issue is promising details on three new playable characters. As expected, it's the turn of

News: New Hyrule Warriors Playable Character to be Announced This Week

New Hyrule Warriors Playable Character to be Announced This Week

Rumours and hints point to a Goron

Koei Tecmo is still consistently revealing tantalising new details for Hyrule Warriors in the form of new playable characters, stages and villains. It's the former that arguably raise hype levels the most, as we can all fantasize about crushing hundreds of foes with a variety of iconic characters from the Zelda...

News: Ubisoft Confirms Exclusive 3DS Mode for Tetris Ultimate, Along With Online Features

Ubisoft Confirms Exclusive 3DS Mode for Tetris Ultimate, Along With Online Features

Challenge modes to test Nintendo gamers

There was, unsurprisingly, irritation when it looked like Ubisoft would be bringing Tetris Ultimate to PS4 and Xbox One but not a Nintendo system — it later emerged during E3 that a version is actually coming to 3DS this Autumn / Fall. The company has 'announced' this version somewhat belatedly today, but...

News: Timespinner Looks Like an Awesome Pixel-Based 2D Metroidvania, and It's Coming to 3DS

Timespinner Looks Like an Awesome Pixel-Based 2D Metroidvania, and It's Coming to 3DS

Serious success on Kickstarter

There are various ingredients required to form a successful Kickstarter campaign, primarily having a good idea. Yet it also pays to show evidence that the game in question is not only real, but is full of potential. Timespinner from Lunar Ray Games hits that sweetspot. Its Kickstarter campaign started with PC / Mac /...

News: Master Reboot to Arrive on the Wii U eShop on 24th July

Master Reboot to Arrive on the Wii U eShop on 24th July

In both North America and Europe

Throughout this year Wales Interactive has outlined its plans to bring three games to the Wii U, with Gravity Badgers being the first arrival at the end of May. Infinity Runner will be another, which includes 32-player multiplayer, but the next arrival on Nintendo's system will be a title announced at the turn of the...

News: Violetta: Rhythm & Music Coming To 3DS, Wii and DS, Yet Shimmying Past Wii U

Violetta: Rhythm & Music Coming To 3DS, Wii and DS, Yet Shimmying Past Wii U

It's a "smash hit television show", we're told

Little Orbit, the masters of licensed games and no doubt literally rolling around in mounds of crisp dollar bills during lunch breaks, is taking another IP and pushing it out as a game. This time it's Disney's Violetta, a "tween telenovela" broadcast in Latin America and Europe, which is coming to 3DS,...

News: Bayonetta 2 Environmental Artist Outlines Sources of Inspiration, Including Gorgeous Screenshots

Bayonetta 2 Environmental Artist Outlines Sources of Inspiration, Including Gorgeous Screenshots

Belgium and Italy set the scene

We can expect Bayonetta 2 to get plenty of attention and marketing from Nintendo ahead of its October arrival, with the Platinum Games exclusive joining Hyrule Warriors as an action game catered to those that prefer quick button taps to cerebral, relaxing experiences. One aspect certainly deserving praise is the...

News: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Re-Tools Its Item System

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Re-Tools Its Item System

Throws in a bag of holding at no extra charge

The ability to raise and lower the land is one of the bigger and more obvious changes seen in Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley, but there are some other tweaks to the farming formula worth noting. In the first of a monthly series of developer diaries, producer Taka Maekawa discusses how the development...

Feature: Ronimo Games Walks Us Through Swords & Soldiers II

Ronimo Games Walks Us Through Swords & Soldiers II

Sheep transformations, hurling meat to heal and more

Swords & Soldiers on WiiWare, and subsequently on the 3DS and Wii U eShop stores, earned fans through its combination of solid real time strategy and bright, colourful humour. Taking a 2D perspective and tasking you with simply researching and deploying units as the battle unfolds, it's an...

Video: Take a Closer Look At Super-Secret Bases in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Take a Closer Look At Super-Secret Bases in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

A place to get away from the grind

One of the various exciting reveals in the past week for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire was Super-Secret Bases, bringing over and greatly expanding — hence the additional "Super" — the feature from the Game Boy Advance originals. These bases will be heavily customisable, of course, and will