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News: Zombie Title How to Survive Confirmed for the Wii U eShop, Without Online Multiplayer

Zombie Title How to Survive Confirmed for the Wii U eShop, Without Online Multiplayer

Of course...

Earlier this month we reported on ratings suggesting that zombie title How to Survive — from 505 games — looked set for the Wii U eShop. That was good news for keen zombie-slayers, which is now excellent news with confirmation that the rating was correct; it'll hit the eShop as well as PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Of course, with this...

News: Disney Infinity Has Reportedly Cost "Well Over $100 million" to Produce

Disney Infinity Has Reportedly Cost "Well Over $100 million" to Produce

"It's a Hail Mary with a tremendous amount of pressure to be a hit"

Disney Infinity is a game with the substantial muscle of its namesake company behind it, as it attempts to barge into the game-plus-collectible toy formula that's made Activision's accountants so very happy with the Skylanders franchise. With the build-up and range of add-ons and...

News: Pokémon X & Y Japanese Pre-Orders Pass a Quarter of a Million in Two Days

Pokémon X & Y Japanese Pre-Orders Pass a Quarter of a Million in Two Days

Bonuses and figurines sure help

Pokémon X & Y is likely to be a major sales success in the West, judging by the series' history and the hype for the title, but it's in Japan where excitement for the franchise is quite simply on another level. Pre-orders have launched in the region and, as well as hardware bundles selling out on Amazon, it...

News: Small Developers Coming to the Wii U eShop Outline Positives and Negatives

Small Developers Coming to the Wii U eShop Outline Positives and Negatives

Wii U "has a veritable toybox of controller options to play with"

With last week's reveal of a series of new titles coming to the Wii U eShop later this year and into 2014, we've seen the first wave of what could become a steady stream of new developers and projects for the platform; in a lot of cases these are multiplatform titles, with some...

News: Momonga Pinball Adventures Heading To Wii U

Momonga Pinball Adventures Heading To Wii U

Another mobile game makes the leap to Wii U

Update: Paladin Studios has been in touch to say it has incorrectly stated Nintendo will be making more official indie announcements next week. Original Article: Paladin Studios has confirmed its mobile pinball game Momonga Pinball Adventures is heading to Wii U and will be shown off during Nintendo's...

News: Toys R Us Announces Exclusive Range of Disney Infinity "Crystal" Figures

Toys R Us Announces Exclusive Range of Disney Infinity "Crystal" Figures

Also appear differently in the game

Toys R Us has just announced its exclusive line of Disney Infinity figures and power discs, or at least couple of the first items in its range. A special "Crystal" series will offer semi-transparent versions of the toys that also appear and behave differently in the game; they will only be available from the...

News: Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Outlined in Lavish Presentation

Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Outlined in Lavish Presentation

Riley the dog steals the show

While Nintendo fans enjoy regular doses of Nintendo Direct goodness, FPS enthusiasts had an equivalent tonight with a Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer reveal, which clocked in at just 56 minutes. The crowds came for details on new modes and weapons, but they stayed for the new series mascot — Riley the dog. The...

News: New Footage For Medabots: DUAL Blasts into View

New Footage For Medabots: DUAL Blasts into View

Still no news on a Western release

Natsume's Medabots series has quite the following around the world but the games rarely make it outside of Japan, which is a shame. Earlier this year, Medabots: DUAL was announced for 3DS and this adaptation will feature online play and team battles. The developer Rocket Company has now released some in-game...

Exclusive: Pure Chess eShop Releases To Feature Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Pure Chess eShop Releases To Feature Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Wii U and 3DS playable with each other and smartphone / tablet players

Earlier this week Ripstone confirmed details of both Knytt Underground and Pure Chess coming to the Wii U eShop, with the latter also on its way to the 3DS eShop. Ripstone works with various small developers to bring their titles to multiple systems, and is one of a solid...

Video: A Rundown of the Disney Infinity Wave 1 Toys

A Rundown of the Disney Infinity Wave 1 Toys

It's a 'Toy Story'

With the approaching release of Disney Infinity and incoming news of more play-sets (featuring Toy Story and Mickey no less), as well as mobile apps, it’s easy to lose sight of the small action figures at the heart of this new franchise. Of course the game is hugely important, and the quality of experience in both the...

News: Boulder Dash-XL 3D Digging Its Way to the 3DS eShop

Boulder Dash-XL 3D Digging Its Way to the 3DS eShop

Moving over from retail

Since the 3DS launched we've seen a handful of titles evolve from retail releases — often with budget prices — into download titles. These are often lower-profile titles that can fall under the radar on the high street and therefore seek a second-wind on the download-only platform; Boulder Dash-XL 3D is making that same...

News: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream Coming To Europe and Australia Next Week

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream Coming To Europe and Australia Next Week

Features off-TV play and a new easy mode for newcomers

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream has been available on PSN and Xbox Live Arcade for a few months now and almost a year on PC. Black Forest Games gave the Wii U version a tentative release date of August and it has stayed true to its word, confirming the sisters will be in the European and...

News: Hot Wheels: World's Best Driver Given European Release Date

Hot Wheels: World's Best Driver Given European Release Date

Set to speed into stores next month

Over the weekend a couple of North American retailers outed Hot Wheels: World's Best Driver, a high-octane racing title heading to all major platforms including Wii U and 3DS. Warner Bros. Interactive has now confirmed the game will speed onto European shelves as well and has given an official release date of...

News: Ripstone Confirms Details for Knytt Underground and Pure Chess on the Wii U eShop

Ripstone Confirms Details for Knytt Underground and Pure Chess on the Wii U eShop

Pure Chess gets the 3DS eShop in Check, too

Last week's Nintendo Direct "Indie Showcase" sizzle reel included a good number of new releases confirmed for the Wii U eShop. Two of these are being published by Ripstone, Knytt Undergound and Pure Chess, and the publisher has now confirmed that both are targeting a release of late 2013/early 2014...

Weirdness: SEGA Employee Has a Bad Day, Says Bayonetta 1 & 2 Are Almost "Exactly the Same"

SEGA Employee Has a Bad Day, Says Bayonetta 1 & 2 Are Almost "Exactly the Same"

Probably not the official company line

Update: A SEGA of America employee has now reportedly taken to NeoGaf with a one-line statement back-tracking on the SEGA customer services rep reported below. The information provided is not accurate and we apologize for any confusion. Bayonetta 2 is an entirely new game. Of course, everyone already...

News: Pokémon X & Y 3DS Bundle Pre-Orders Sell Out Within a Day at Amazon Japan

Pokémon X & Y 3DS Bundle Pre-Orders Sell Out Within a Day at Amazon Japan

Yikes

Saying that Pokémon is particularly popular in Japan is rather like saying Mario likes to jump around on platforms occasionally — it's a cultural phenomenon in the region. The franchise doesn't do badly in the West, either, but the prominence of the brand in Japan is arguably at another level entirely. Hype for Pokémon X & Y has...

News: Mega Kangaskhan Revealed for Pokémon X & Y, Crowd Goes Wild

Mega Kangaskhan Revealed for Pokémon X & Y, Crowd Goes Wild

Pokémon World Champions crowned in Vancouver

Update: A new official trailer shows the previously confirmed Mega Evolutions in a fairly flashy way, with the exception of Mega Kangaskhan, which you can see in the original article below. Original Article: For those unaware, the Pokémon World Championships have taken place in Vancouver, with six...