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News: Taiko: Drum Master Wii U Version Bringing the Beat to Japan in November

Taiko: Drum Master Wii U Version Bringing the Beat to Japan in November

Has potential for some serious sales

The Taiko: Drum Master series of games — and there are many — is hugely popular in Japan. The range of releases on multiple systems accounts for that, with five variations released on the Wii alone, three on DS and one on 3DS — releases in the West have been exceptionally rare in comparison. They're such...

News: Wii Karaoke U by JOYSOUND to Threaten Neighbour Relations From 4th October

Wii Karaoke U by JOYSOUND to Threaten Neighbour Relations From 4th October

Sing your heart out, baby

Wii Karaoke U by JOYSOUND had previously been confirmed for a 2013 in the West, and Nintendo of Europe has been first to step out in its fanciest get up to grab the mic, confirming a release date of 4th October in the region. It'll be a free download initially, which will allow you to browse and become familiar with the...

News: Child of Light Co-Op Element Takes Inspiration From Super Mario Galaxy, Yet Aims For Better

Child of Light Co-Op Element Takes Inspiration From Super Mario Galaxy, Yet Aims For Better

"It's fun to share an adventure"

Ubisoft has confirmed that the visually attractive and conceptually interesting Child of Light will be coming to the Wii U, a welcome inclusion despite a couple of disappointing exclusions elsewhere. One aspect of the early footage and screenshots that shines through is the presence of Igniculus, a blue ball of...

News: Zen Studios Confirms Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force DLC Pack for Fall

Zen Studios Confirms Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force DLC Pack for Fall

Three new tables included

Zen Studios has released details on more tables to fill some of those empty spaces in Star Wars: Pinball; it's a pack of three tables called Balance of the Force. In its press release the developer has promised that the pack "will integrate seamlessly into existing Star Wars Pinball games and Zen Studios pinball platforms...

Developer Interview: QubicGames Tells Us All About AiRace Speed, 3DS Development and Nintendo in Poland

QubicGames Tells Us All About AiRace Speed, 3DS Development and Nintendo in Poland

Release dates and an exclusive first-look at gameplay footage inside

AiRace Speed was announced just recently, the third in the series after two rather enjoyable DSiWare releases in that franchise. With a promising statistic of 18 tracks and a reasonable price point of $4.99 in North America and €4.99 / £4.49 in Europe, combined with its solid...

News: Square Enix Reveals Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call In This Week's Jump Magazine

Square Enix Reveals Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call In This Week's Jump Magazine

It's a sequel, not an expansion

Last week we reported that Square Enix filed a U.S. trademark for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call on 27th August, suggesting that the original Theatrhythm Final Fantasy may be getting a re-release that includes all of the previous DLC. This week's Shonen Jump magazine reveals that the company is actually...

News: Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl Demo Arrives on 16th September

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl Demo Arrives on 16th September

You can also meet Arthur, the adolescent Alchemist

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl is now getting rather close to its release date of 1st October in North America. With that in mind a demo is set to be released on 16th September, to get 3DS owners warmed up ahead of the full game. Atlus has also begun the introduction of individual...

News: Aonuma Explains His Quest to Have Improved the "Overall Game Flow" of The Wind Waker HD

Aonuma Explains His Quest to Have Improved the "Overall Game Flow" of The Wind Waker HD

Also states that Skyrim has not been a direct influence on the next Zelda

Development of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is now complete, with manufacturing on physical retail copies no doubt underway and members of the press happily playing through to work towards producing their reviews. It would seem like a good time, therefore, for Eiji...

News: WayForward Hopes To Release Wii U Version of Mighty Switch Force! 2 in October

WayForward Hopes To Release Wii U Version of Mighty Switch Force! 2 in October

Will be more than just a typical HD port

Last month, WayForward confirmed Mighty Switch Force! 2, the 3DS eShop title that emerged in June, will be coming to Wii U in the future. However, the developer did state it was a "backburner project" and considering it is pretty busy at the moment, what with the unveiling of the Kickstarter project for

Video: Inazuma Eleven 3 Trailer Shoots For Craziness

Inazuma Eleven 3 Trailer Shoots For Craziness

When simply kicking a ball isn't enough

Last week we shared some quirky Inazuma Eleven 3 trailers, which aimed to show how football would work if it included just some of the crazy moves typical in the franchise. They were a bit of fun, but in the latest trailer released by Nintendo it's all about showing off what the title's all about, including...

News: Rune Factory 4 European Localisation Confirmed

Rune Factory 4 European Localisation Confirmed

Zen United is doing the honours

The Rune Factory franchise certainly has its fans, the RPG series having been gradually brought to the West by various publishers in recent years. The arrival of Rune Factory 4 in Japan last year naturally had enthusiasts wondering about when it would be localised; while XSEED is doing the honours for North America...

News: Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Will Officially Be Made in English

Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Will Officially Be Made in English

We catch up with Fleur Marty to find out about the new stretch goals

Ynnis Interactive has been running a Kickstarter campaign in order to bring Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths, the puzzle adventure game based on the Japanese-French animated series of the same name, to other nations in English. It has now reached its goal and...

News: Eiji Aonuma Advises Adventurers to Hoard Rupees in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Eiji Aonuma Advises Adventurers to Hoard Rupees in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

"It will be more important than ever"

One of the oddities of the Zelda franchise is its currency system — Link runs into strangers homes to loot their chests and smash their pots for money, and he can even accumulate wealth when chopping up grass in the wilds. We've tried cutting grass ourselves in the hopes that money will simply appear where the...

News: Assault Android Cactus to Feature Off-TV Play and Wii Remote and Nunchuk Controls

Assault Android Cactus to Feature Off-TV Play and Wii Remote and Nunchuk Controls

Dual stick controls will also be included, naturally

Not long ago we told you about Assault Android Cactus, an action shooter from Australian developer Witch Beam that's targeting a Q1 2014 release on the Wii U eShop. With a top-down perspective and plenty of twin-stick mayhem potentially on offer, it looks like it could be a stylish slice of fun...

News: Nintendo UK Preparing Major Advertising Push For Pokémon X & Y and 2DS

Nintendo UK Preparing Major Advertising Push For Pokémon X & Y and 2DS

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has had the most video game TV ads in the UK

The Holiday season means big bucks in major gaming territories as parents, children and older gamers all look to spend plenty of money on the systems and games that tickle their fancy. This year promises to be one of the most crowded and competitive seasons in recent memory,...

Video: The New Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Trailer Shows That Pixels Are Gorgeous

The New Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Trailer Shows That Pixels Are Gorgeous

Prepare yourselves, 3DS gamers

Update: Nintendo UK has published a video interview with Matt Bozon and Voldi Way of WayForward; they explain more about the game, stating that it's more "guided" but with scope for exploration, while also outlining the general plot. Bozon does drop a spoiler from the ending of Shantae: Risky's Revenge, so bear that...

News: CommanderVideo to be a Playable Character in Aban Hawkins & the 1,001 Spikes

CommanderVideo to be a Playable Character in Aban Hawkins & the 1,001 Spikes

Still planned for release on Wii U and 3DS this year

Aban Hawkins and the 1,001 Spikes was announced for the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms way back in April 2012, with the original target being to release the title on both systems that year. It's a project that's fallen largely silent, however, though publisher Nicalis has provided updates on...

News: Sword 'N' Board Confirmed For Wii U

Sword 'N' Board Confirmed For Wii U

Kickstarter-funded adventure RPG is on the way

Just short of a month ago independent games developer Robert Busey opened up a Kickstarter page for his new game Sword 'N' Board. Essentially, it's a puzzle-based adventure RPG that sees you battling through imaginary monsters, cardboard forests and dark pillow fort dungeons all in an attempt to find...

Video: If Inazuma Eleven Football Was Real, Costs Would be Astronomical

If Inazuma Eleven Football Was Real, Costs Would be Astronomical

Footballs and pitches going up in flames

While the franchise is big business for Level-5 in Japan, Inazuma Eleven has had limited localisations in Europe and none in North America, earning loyal fans without necessarily troubling the upper-reaches of software charts. Europe will have its next dose of Inazuma Eleven goodness on 27th September, with...

News: Bravely Default: For the Sequel To Serve as Testing Ground For Follow-Up

Bravely Default: For the Sequel To Serve as Testing Ground For Follow-Up

For the Sequel version to be used, erm, for the sequel

A good number of RPG gamers in the West have no doubt been looking forward to Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, the 3DS title from Square Enix that's performed well both commercially and critically in Japan. While we've been awaiting its arrival in PAL territories and North America, however, it's...

Video: Watch_Dogs Footage Shows Off Hacking, Open-World Elements and Driving

Watch_Dogs Footage Shows Off Hacking, Open-World Elements and Driving

Some ooh and aah moments to enjoy

Watch_Dogs is a Ubisoft title that can quite easily attract attention no matter what home console you happen to own, as it's coming to all major current systems including the Wii U. It's undoubtedly ambitious in scope, promising a campaign that can be seamlessly interrupted by other players online, and the...