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Preview: Bat-Swinging into Action in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Bat-Swinging into Action in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Go West young man

Already a successful branch of the LEGO series of games, the LEGO Batman line is soon to add a third entry into its already successful lineup. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, as its name suggests, takes the action outside of just Gotham and spreads it around the globe and even outer space — but does it measure up? We got some...

News: Bayonetta 2 in North America Comes With a Rather Nice Bayonetta Disc

Bayonetta 2 in North America Comes With a Rather Nice Bayonetta Disc

A great deal

When Nintendo announced, almost in passing, that a Wii U port of Bayonetta would be provided with system exclusive Bayonetta 2, there were many happy action fans — not least because that first game port hadn't even been confirmed before that point. There was then much confusion over distribution, however. In North America all...

News: Rare Donkey Kong Delights to Grace the Wii U and 3DS

Rare Donkey Kong Delights to Grace the Wii U and 3DS

Games from Rare, not rare games

Today's Nintendo Download Update news for Europe brought a few welcome surprises for Virtual Console fans, including confirmation that this week will bring us the Super NES classic Donkey Kong Country and the VC début of Donkey Kong Land. The good news didn't stop there for DK fans, however. As the detail was buried...

News: Mega Man Felyne Armour Makes Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Even Stranger

Mega Man Felyne Armour Makes Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Even Stranger

Equip a Rush Hammer, too

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be the latest entry in an already strange series — in which characters pose while drinking a potion and can be made to dance and prance on command — and that's absolutely fine; that combination of quirkiness and hardcore challenge is part of its appeal. The new entry is taking things...

News: Collavier Corporation's Monster Combine TD Is Battling Its Way Onto The 3DS eShop

Collavier Corporation's Monster Combine TD Is Battling Its Way Onto The 3DS eShop

Summon a range of mythical creatures & beasts and enter the fray

Japanese publisher and developer Collavier Corporation, founded in 2008, has announced it is bringing Monster Combine TD exclusively to the 3DS eShop. Monster Combine TD aims to bring fresh and intuitive gameplay to the tower defence genre. Players will embark on an adventure to a...

News: Unused Announcer Audio in Super Smash Bros. References Tournament Mode, 8 Player Smash, and More

Unused Announcer Audio in Super Smash Bros. References Tournament Mode, 8 Player Smash, and More

Contain yourself, it's only audio

Often assets that go unused in games can still be found kicking around in the code somewhere, and it seems that Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is no exception. Audio has been discovered of the announcer declaring a number of modes and features that are not present in the final version. Many of them were present...

News: Captain Toad's Joined by Toadette in Treasure Tracker as European Release Date is Confirmed

Captain Toad's Joined by Toadette in Treasure Tracker as European Release Date is Confirmed

Too cute for words

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will grace stores in North America on 5th December, and now finally has a release date for Europe; it is in January 2015, as previously confirmed — it'll start hunting for treasure in the region on 9th January. It may be spinning off from the bonus levels in Super Mario 3D World, meanwhile, but...

News: More Mega Evolutions Appear for Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

More Mega Evolutions Appear for Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

Mega, man

The latest issue of CoroCoro Magazine has been released in Japan, and in it was yet more news about Mega Evolutions making their way onto Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The monsters that will be getting a Mega facelift are Pidgeot, Beedrill, Latias, and Latios, and you can see them all for yourself in the images below. Both Mega...

News: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy States a Case for December

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy States a Case for December

European and North American release dates announced

Let the record show that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy has been cleared for a December release on the 3DS eShop, according to Capcom. The company made its announcement during the "World of Capcom" panel at New York Comic Con. North American truth-seekers can expect the game on 9th December,...

News: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow to Complete GBA Trilogy on Wii U Virtual Console

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow to Complete GBA Trilogy on Wii U Virtual Console

Scarily good

The Game Boy Advance enjoyed a terrific trilogy of 2D Castlevania titles — as did its successor, the DS — which set impressive standards for portable entries in the franchise. With GBA games on the Wii U, the prospect of playing them on the GamePad — or the TV if you like enormous pixels — must have come to the minds of Konami...

News: The Legend of Dark Witch Unleashes On The North American 3DS eShop Next Week

The Legend of Dark Witch Unleashes On The North American 3DS eShop Next Week

European release to be determined

CIRCLE Entertainment has announced its Japanese 3DS eShop hit The Legend of Dark Witch will be released in North America on October 16th for $3.99, with a European release to be determined. The Legend of Dark Witch is a 2D platform action game where players take on the role of the witch Zizou who has been tasked...

News: Renegade Kid Releases Debut Trailer For Upcoming 3DS eShop Title, Xeodrifter

Renegade Kid Releases Debut Trailer For Upcoming 3DS eShop Title, Xeodrifter

Even Samus Aran would be marginally impressed

If you caught the original announcement back in August, you’ll already know Renegade Kid’s next project is a Metroidvania-style action-platformer titled Xeodrifter for the 3DS eShop. So for those who did miss this exciting bit of news, Jools Watsham and company have now released a debut trailer of...

News: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Finally Shakes its Release Delay Hex

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Finally Shakes its Release Delay Hex

3DS version coming to North America on 23rd October

Fans of WayForward's half-genie have been wishing for Shantae and the Pirate's Curse for some time, with the game getting pushed back more than once through 2014. The light at the end of the tunnel is finally nearing, though, and the game is scheduled to first materialize in the North American 3DS...

News: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Begins North American Adventure on 5th December

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Begins North American Adventure on 5th December

amiibo support coming in 2015

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was a surprise announcement during E3, spinning off the basic principles of the bonus levels in Super Mario 3D World for a full release. It's the first time that the captain and his brethren have been the stars of their own game, and we were rather impressed in our first imp