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News: Xenoblade Chronicles X is so Sizeable That It Almost Needed More Than One Disc

Xenoblade Chronicles X is so Sizeable That It Almost Needed More Than One Disc

Not far off 25GB, then

With the release of Xenoblade Chronicles X just a few months away in Japan, the official social network accounts for the game are revealing more details; an interesting update now relates to the file size of the game. Other recent details have highlighted the sheer size of the game world, which has a non-linear approach and...

News: New Fire Emblem 3DS Title Set For Battle in Japan This Summer, Mario Maker Pushed Back to '2015' Worldwide 

New Fire Emblem 3DS Title Set For Battle in Japan This Summer, Mario Maker Pushed Back to '2015' Worldwide 

Level creation game was previously listed for "1st Half 2015"

Following Nintendo's Q3 financial report, it's followed with convention and released supplementary information that includes upcoming release windows for 3DS and Wii U titles. There are only a couple of notable changes from the equivalent Q2 list, both affecting major titles. To start...

News: Moon Chronicles: Episodes 2, 3, & 4 Launching Simultaneously On 3DS eShop Next Week

Moon Chronicles: Episodes 2, 3, & 4 Launching Simultaneously On 3DS eShop Next Week

Lunar Overload

Fans of Earth's largest natural satellite - and the horrifying secrets contained within - will have plenty of reason to celebrate this coming February. Just before the moon is torn from the sky by a malevolent spirit, Renegade Kid will be releasing the final three parts of its Sci-Fi shooter Moon Chronicles in one fell swoop. Landing...

News: More Details Emerge on Xenoblade Chronicles X and Its Non-Linear World

More Details Emerge on Xenoblade Chronicles X and Its Non-Linear World

What a wonderful world

There's been plenty of hype and excitement surrounding Xenoblade Chronicles X. Its predecessor, Xenoblade Chronicles, was critically acclaimed as an excellent RPG on Wii, also bringing new ideas to the JRPG genre. The sequel has a lot to live up to, but as more information emerges it becomes clear that it may just live up to...

News: Majora's Mask Edition New 3DS XL Available for Pre-Order Again on Nintendo UK Store

Majora's Mask Edition New 3DS XL Available for Pre-Order Again on Nintendo UK Store

The scarce just got a little bit less so

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Majora's Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL, it's no surprise that pre-orders for the console were sold out at an extraordinary rate, leaving many die-hard Zelda fans out in the cold. It seems that Nintendo is listening to the cries of its loyal fans, and has re-stocked...

News: Wii U Release of Soul Axiom Will Search For Meaning in Q4

Wii U Release of Soul Axiom Will Search For Meaning in Q4

Full PC arrival in Q2

Just recently we spoke in detail to Wales Interactive about its most notable planned release in 2015 - Soul Axiom. A spiritual successor to Master Reboot, it'll be another title from the developer to grace the Wii U eShop alongside releases on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. It's a project - like Master Reboot - that emphasizes creative...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D First Print to Come With Special Soundtrack CD in Japan

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D First Print to Come With Special Soundtrack CD in Japan

The same as the Wii equivalent

At the beginning of this week we raised the point that it'd be nice for Nintendo to sell its amazing soundtracks to us, as we explained that it's not convenient and accessible for all fans to redeem stars and coins on Club Nintendo, for example. We cited the Xenoblade Chronicles 3D soundtrack as one we'd like to see...

News: Official Japanese Website for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Is Updated With Lots of Lovely Things

Official Japanese Website for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Is Updated With Lots of Lovely Things

A handsome map, videos and loads of screens

Last week we saw the launch of Nintendo of America's official website for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, which is a rather nice collections of screens, facts and fancy web effects. We're starting to think that it's being outdone by the official Japanese site, though, which is that little big...

News: RCMADIAX Confirms European Release Line-Up for the First Half of 2015

RCMADIAX Confirms European Release Line-Up for the First Half of 2015

Playing catch-up

Earlier today we revealed that ZeNfa Productions is going to make its Wii U eShop début in Europe with ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon!, an expanded and improved version of ZaciSa's Last Stand. There are a number of developers that released their first games on the Wii U eShop in 2014 - utilising the Nintendo Web Framework - through...

News: ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimension! Heading to the Wii U eShop in Europe 

ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimension! Heading to the Wii U eShop in Europe 

Extra content will be a patched to ZaciSa's Last Stand in North America

2014 brought a host of first-time developers to the Wii U eShop, particularly through the Nintendo Web Framework. This has often only been the case in North America - however - with a number of these projects not being localised to Europe, in all likelihood due to costs related...

News: Nintendo Shows Off Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Story and Fan Reactions

Nintendo Shows Off Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Story and Fan Reactions

Is the hype monstrous yet?

In terms of big days for the 3DS, we're not sure it's ever had a date quite like 13th February this year. That day will see new hardware with the New Nintendo 3DS, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and, last but certainly not least, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. We hope that Capcom's latest monster slaying adventure won't...

News: Atlus Shows Off Terrific Launch Edition Extras for Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Atlus Shows Off Terrific Launch Edition Extras for Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Also releases a trailer for contest and Protector Class

Atlus often releases hugely tempting launch editions for its major releases in North America, typically packed with collectible goodies that would - it seems - command higher prices from most other publishers. It's not letting itself down with Etrian Mystery Dungeon, with the cross-over title...

News: New Pokkén Tournament Controller and Gameplay Details Emerge

New Pokkén Tournament Controller and Gameplay Details Emerge

Input fit for a console

Initially teased as a tech demo nearly two years ago and officially announced with a trailer last August, Pokkén Tournament, an arcade fighter featuring playable characters from the Pokémon franchise, has remained a bit of a mystery. Originally thought to be a new Wii U title, it was later revealed that the new fighting...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Feature An "Outstanding" Voice Cast

Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Feature An "Outstanding" Voice Cast

Outstanding

While many are no doubt looking forward to Xenoblade Chronicles 3D which will show off the power of the New Nintendo 3DS, it's worth looking further ahead; Xenoblade Chronicles X for the Wii U appears to be shaping up to be something rather special. Not just visually, but also sonically. Producer Shingo Kawabata recently took to Twitter...

News: Best Buy Is Cancelling Majora's Mask New 3DS XL Pre-Order Duplicates

Best Buy Is Cancelling Majora's Mask New 3DS XL Pre-Order Duplicates

Correction - those ordering more than one have orders reduced

Much to the disappointment of so many fans, Nintendo's recent string of high-demand exclusives have been selling out as soon as they're announced. In the case of both amiibo and the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U, supply has been limited while demand remains very high. What makes...

Rumour: Wave 3 amiibo Release Dates Revealed for North America

Wave 3 amiibo Release Dates Revealed for North America

GameStop memo apparently shows that figures will arrive in waves

So many have been eagerly awaiting an official release date announcement for wave 3 amiibo in North America, rather than the vague "February 2015" that has been floating around; now we're finally one step closer. Earlier today, a Reddit user by the name of KingOfRedLions posted on the...

News: Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones Ready to Kick Off on 3DS in Europe

Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones Ready to Kick Off on 3DS in Europe

Available in Thunderflash and Wildfire variations

The Inazuma series from Level 5 is rather popular in Japan, and based on the increasing number of localised titles it's also a relative hit in Europe. Though there's always an element of playing catch-up in the EU, the titles continue to arrive, with Inazuma Eleven GO: Light & Shadow being the...

Video: Eiji Aonuma Shows Off Gyroscope Aiming in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Eiji Aonuma Shows Off Gyroscope Aiming in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

It's in Japanese, but we like watching the footage

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D is so close that we're hallucinating about the real moon plummeting to Earth, and Nintendo has released another video to show off how the new entry takes advantage of the 3DS hardware. In this case it's reprising the rather effective gyroscope aiming controls...

Rumour: Terraria is Making Its Way to Wii U and 3DS

Terraria is Making Its Way to Wii U and 3DS

Terrariafic

505 Games' Terraria is a 2D sandbox game that falls somewhere in between Minecraft and Metroid on the gameplay spectrum. Featuring vibrant pixel art, exploration, quests, crafting and randomly generated 2D worlds, it's really a wonder this one has taken so long to find its way onto Nintendo platforms. After all, it's been available on...

News: Shantae And The Pirate’s Curse For Wii U & 3DS eShop Releases In Europe And Australia On 5th February

Shantae And The Pirate’s Curse For Wii U & 3DS eShop Releases In Europe And Australia On 5th February

Exclusive cross-buy discount offer also announced

The last we heard from WayForward about the PAL localisation of Shantae And The Pirate’s Curse was in December with the announcement that the title had been delayed until early 2015. With the New Year now here, WayForward has delivered on its promise, announcing that the latest entry in the...

News: Gunman Clive 2 Shooting for 29th January Release

Gunman Clive 2 Shooting for 29th January Release

Quite the turnaround

Earlier this month, Gunman Clive developer Bertil Hörberg stated over Twitter that the awaited sequel to his eShop cult hit would have to wait a bit as he battled some recently discovered bugs--and what sounded like a nasty cold as well. It seems Hörberg made good time, though, and Gunman Clive 2 has received approval for...

News: Kirby Fighters Deluxe & Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe Hitting European 3DS eShop on 13th February

Kirby Fighters Deluxe & Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe Hitting European 3DS eShop on 13th February

Suck it up

Kirby: Triple Deluxe was a fun arrival on 3DS last year, and later in 2014 Nintendo - in North America and Japan - released Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe on the eShop as extended versions of the title's minigames. Nintendo of Europe has now announced that these downloads will be arriving in its region on 13th...

News: Splatoon Updates Give More Insight Into Stages, Plaza and Item Stores

Splatoon Updates Give More Insight Into Stages, Plaza and Item Stores

Ink more territory to make more money

Splatoon is beginning to shape up rather nicely, and with a May release confirmed that means we'll have had less than a year from its initial reveal until it hits stores; that's a fairly rapid turnaround. The most recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts began to flesh the ink-based shooter out, too, by introducing the...