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Gallery: It's Time For Another Influx of Xenoblade Chronicles X Screens and Footage

It's Time For Another Influx of Xenoblade Chronicles X Screens and Footage

'Interesting' character customisations, New LA, landscapes and a cat

Xenoblade Chronicles X is only a couple of months away in Japan, so the official website is regularly posting new information, screens and videos for fans to enjoy. The latest influx of content is certainly worth a look, as it covers character customisation, shows off New Los...

News: Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega Clarifies Restructuring Plans

Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega Clarifies Restructuring Plans

Sales are slower than those for Sonic Lost World

At the end of January it emerged that Sega would be restructuring its business at the cost of around 300 jobs; now that it's issued its Q3 financial results it's clarified how that'll take place. New companies will be formed that are managed by Sega Holdings, with Sega Games taking the place of Sega...

News: Satoru Iwata Shares Confidence in Hitting Targets, Mii-Focused Smartphone App to be Announced in Q2

Satoru Iwata Shares Confidence in Hitting Targets, Mii-Focused Smartphone App to be Announced in Q2

"I believe the Wii U business still has considerable room for growth"

In recent days Satoru Iwata has been conducting a series of interviews in Japan, tackling tricky questions ahead of the next President's Briefing and Investor Q & A on 17th February. A pattern has started to emerge in these interviews, which certainly lays the ground for...

News: Meta Knight amiibo Hits Best Buy in US on 20th February

Meta Knight amiibo Hits Best Buy in US on 20th February

Expect a scramble for stock

The release trends for amiibo waves have varied per territory, though it's arguably been the most chaotic in North America, with formal release dates coming at late notice and plenty of instances where stock has vanished as quickly as it's supposedly arrived. Those planning on hunting down a Best Buy-exclusive Meta Knight...

Video: Did You Know Gaming Tackles Super Smash Bros. Once Again

Did You Know Gaming Tackles Super Smash Bros. Once Again

Mostly focused on Wii U and 3DS entries

Super Smash Bros. on both Wii U and 3DS were two of the biggest hits in 2014, representing the first portable and HD arrivals in the franchise. They're still serving up new contents and updates, with recent additions including additional 8-player Smash stages on Wii U and data sharing + amiibo support on 3DS...

News: Spin the Bottle And Knytt Underground Going Half Price This Week

Spin the Bottle And Knytt Underground Going Half Price This Week

Makes the wait for Affordable Space Adventures a little easier

Affordable Space Adventures is coming soon to the Wii U eShop, and to celebrate the impending release KnapNok and Nifflas have slashed 50 percent off the price of Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party and Knytt Underground. Both titles will retail for €3.99 / £3.99 / $5.99 until February...

Video: Defy Gravity With These Sonic Lost World Glitches

Defy Gravity With These Sonic Lost World Glitches

Forever falling

While life's a little tough for Sonic fans at the moment - including this writer - it's worth remembering that this generation of Nintendo hardware has (arguably) delivered a decent game with the blue blur. We're referring, of course, to Wii U exclusive Sonic Lost World - there's also a 3DS game that isn't as good - which has some...

News: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Appears to Have a Miiverse Achievement System That Was Scrapped

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Appears to Have a Miiverse Achievement System That Was Scrapped

"Whoa! You've used Cranky's Cane Jump 10,000 times! Hop to it, gramps!"

If you like to follow fellow Nintendo gamers on Miiverse your options for tracking their gaming habits are nevertheless relatively limited; you're reliant on others actively bothering to post in game communities, in most cases. Exceptions to this rule include Hyrule Warriors -...

News: GBA Classics Sonic Advance And Mega Man & Bass Arrive On The Japanese Wii U eShop Next Week

GBA Classics Sonic Advance And Mega Man & Bass Arrive On The Japanese Wii U eShop Next Week

Two welcomed additions

SEGA and Capcom continue their strong support for Nintendo’s digital eShop platform next week, with the simultaneous release of Sonic Advance and Mega Man & Bass on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console. Priced at 702 yen each, the 2001 and 2002 Game Boy Advance titles will be unleashed on 18th February. Sonic Advance is...

News: Devil's Third Director Tomonobu Itagaki Believes That Wii U Title Fatal Frame V Will Make It To The West

Devil's Third Director Tomonobu Itagaki Believes That Wii U Title Fatal Frame V Will Make It To The West

Say cheese!

The Fatal Frame series is well known for its usage of situational and atmospheric terror; walking through haunted ruins crawling with aggressive ghosts while armed with nothing but a camera and flashlight makes for quite a riveting experience. If a ghost is to attack, what are you expected to do? Look directly at the ghost, point the...

Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Network and Wii U Could Point the Way for Future Hardware

The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Network and Wii U Could Point the Way for Future Hardware

The portable and home console gap slowly closes

The New Nintendo 3DS arrives this week, which is exciting news for eager portable games for a number of reasons. It's very much 3DS version 1.5, so the upgrade is down to the accumulation of a variety of relatively small improvements as opposed to a generational leap. It's standard Nintendo practice...

Talking Point: Limitations on Stock and Advertising Are a Price to Pay for Nintendo's Return to Profits

Limitations on Stock and Advertising Are a Price to Pay for Nintendo's Return to Profits

Less sales yet increased profits highlight extensive streamlining

Nintendo's got a lot of tough balancing to do right now with its finances - not only does it have its annual research and development costs, but it's also moving into the health field with Quality of Life and is about to complete the worldwide roll-out of new hardware with the New...

Gallery: Splatoon Development Updates Show Off Perks, Weapons and Quirky Shop Clerks

Splatoon Development Updates Show Off Perks, Weapons and Quirky Shop Clerks

The ink missile certainly looks deadly

Arriving in May, Splatoon is certainly set to be a vital release for the Wii U before the summer season - Nintendo doesn't release many third-person shooters with a territorial twist. Its brand of chaotic but fun online multiplayer - with local and single player also included - will also try to make the most of...

News: Nintendo Picks Up Three Gongs at the D.I.C.E. Awards

Nintendo Picks Up Three Gongs at the D.I.C.E. Awards

A double for Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo's excellent releases in 2014 earned it - and partners releasing exclusives such as Bayonetta 2 - a host of notable nominations and awards. The big N's representation at the recent D.I.C.E. awards was certainly less prominent than in some other major ceremonies of the past few months, with no nominations in key...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X eShop Page Points to Online Co-Op and Interactions, Also Confirms Hefty File Size

Xenoblade Chronicles X eShop Page Points to Online Co-Op and Interactions, Also Confirms Hefty File Size

It's a beast

Nintendo has, today, broadcast a rather enjoyable online presentation for Xenoblade Chronicles X that focused on the game's world and some key features; you can read our summary and watch the full thing here. As part of the festivities the company also put the game up on the Japanese Wii U eShop for pre-purchase / pre-download - as a...

Feature: A Summary of the Xenoblade Chronicles X Presentation and What We Learned About Its World

A Summary of the Xenoblade Chronicles X Presentation and What We Learned About Its World

Details on planet Mira, New LA, GamePad usage, plus the full video

To date details around Xenoblade Chronicles X have arrived in snippets, mainly through tweets and interview quotes; up until today Nintendo and developer Monolith Soft have adopted a rather coy approach when releasing information about the game. The last couple of weeks have...

News: This Xenoblade Chronicles X Hardware Bundle for Japan is Rather Lovely

This Xenoblade Chronicles X Hardware Bundle for Japan is Rather Lovely

Dual-sided sleeve! Art Book! Map! More!

Nintendo has streamed a live presentation of Xenoblade Chronicles X, which brought 24 minutes of footage that showed off the game's world. It also announced some practical details ahead of the Japanese release on 29th April, such as the availability of pre-purchase downloads on the eShop to speed up launch day...

Live: Watch Nintendo and Monolith Soft's Presentation of Xenoblade Chronicles X - Live!

Watch Nintendo and Monolith Soft's Presentation of Xenoblade Chronicles X - Live!

Live coverage and a translated summary on the way

Xenoblade Chronicles X is one of the biggest Wii U releases of the year, in terms of anticipation levels and on a very literal level - this title's world will apparently be five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii. This presentation will focus on this world and show us much of what...