Tag: Announcements

  • News Sega Teases "Huge Announcement" To Be Revealed Tomorrow

    What could it be?

    Running from the 14th to the 15th April at Bellesalle Akihabara in Tokyo, Sega Fes 2018 is an event scheduled to host a variety of Sega-related goodness which will be livestreamed for those of us living too far away. We weren't expecting any major announcements or news to come from the event, but a tweet posted from Sega's...

  • News Zumba Fitness World Party Is Dancing Awkwardly Towards Wii U And Wii This October

    Burning blubber

    Majesco has confirmed that the next instalment in its best-selling Zumba Fitness range will be hitting the Wii U and Wii this October. With 40 new songs to get fit to and an "extraordinary" roster of celebrity Zumba instructors, Zumba Fitness World Party is a significant enhancement of what has gone before. On both Wii U and Wii,...

  • News Amiga Classic Putty Squad Morphing Its Way To The Wii U And 3DS

    System 3 celebrates its 30th with a reboot of the classic platformer

    System 3 has confirmed that it is bringing Putty Squad to the Wii U and 3DS. The game is a remake of the 1992 Amiga classic, and boasts improved visuals, enhanced gameplay and the promise of free downloadable levels. The game is expected to arrive this Summer. Here's the official...

  • News Mighty Switch Force! 2 Confirmed For 3DS eShop, Coming This Spring

    Patricia Wagon returns

    WayForward Technologies has confirmed the rumours and announced Mighty Switch Force! 2 for the 3DS eShop. The sequel to the massively popular Mighty Switch Force!, the follow-up once again stars the feisty Patricia Wagon, but this time around she's battling blazes in Tangent City. The game is expected to launch this Spring...

  • News Dakko Dakko Reveals Wii U Exclusive Scram Kitty And His Buddy On Rails

    Former Q-Games developer working on Wii U debut

    UK-based studio Dakko Dakko has confirmed it is working on an exclusive Wii U title by the name of Scram Kitty And His Buddy On Rails. Dakko Dakko is based in Cardiff and is run by Rhodri Broadbent, who worked at Q-Games on Star Fox Command and is a lifelong Nintendo fan. The studio's previous games...

  • News Activision Announces Skylanders Swap Force For Wii U, Wii And 3DS

    Swap shop

    It seems our intuition was correct - we predicted yesterday that a new Skylanders release was in the offing, and Activision has dropped the bombshell by announcing Skylanders Swap Force, the next instalment in the million-selling series. It's coming to all major Nintendo platforms, too. As the name suggests, the focus of this new range...

  • News Sniper Elite V2 Confirmed For Active Duty On Wii U

    Right between the eyes

    There's no smoke without fire, as they say. As we reported last week, World War II title Sniper Elite V2 has today been confirmed as coming to the Wii U later this year - Spring, to be precise. The game originally launched on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC last year, and is developed by UK-based Rebellion Developments. 505 Games...

  • News LEGO Laying More Bricks With Legends Of Chima This Year

    Coming to 3DS and DS

    Warner Bros. and TT Games have revealed the next installment in the increasingly popular LEGO series. The title isn't based on a popular TV series or movie - it's a completely new game, based on LEGO's new Legends of Chima line of figures which is set to launch in 2013. The game - LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval's Journey, to give...

  • News No Voice Support For Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed On Wii U

    Developer cites Wii U voice chat limitations as reason for omission

    Developer Sumo Digital has confirmed that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will not have voice chat support on Wii U. The news comes less than a week after a Nintendo representative confirmed that in-game voice chat will not be possible through the GamePad's built-in...

  • News Ken's Rage Cannot Be Contained By PS3 And 360 Alone, Wii U Version Confirmed

    Fist of the North Star sequel says you're already dead

    The sequel to 360 and PS3 brawler Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage has been confirmed as coming to the Wii U. Based on one of the most famous anime franchises of all time, Ken's Rage 2 looks disarmingly similar to its prequel and uses Koei's long-running Dynasty Warriors template as its...

  • News Project P-100 Gets a New Name: The Wonderful 101

    Platinum Games' superhero epic sheds its working title

    Project P-100 is one of the Wii U's more unexpected delights; even when it was announced, it seemed to slip under the radar of many Nintendo fans. Not us, though - when we previewed it back in June, we found it to be a highly enjoyable romp. The game - which is being produced by Hideki Kamiya...

  • Feature Wii U Price And Release Dates Confirmed

    Two bundles available at launch, November is the magic month

    Nintendo has just confirmed release dates and price points for its forthcoming Wii U console. In North America and Europe, we'll be getting a white "Basic" pack (with 8GB storage) and a black "Deluxe" pack (with 32GB storage and the same extras that are set to be included with the...

  • News Speed Demons, Rejoice - Zordix Is Bringing Moto Racing To 3DS

    13 million copies downloaded on smartphones

    Developer Zordix has confirmed that it is bringing its successful Moto Racing series to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Aqua Moto Racing 3D and Snow Moto Racing 3D are based on existing smartphone titles, and will both get a face-lift prior to their launch on Nintendo's popular handheld. Zordix's CEO Matti...

  • Rumour Nintendo to Launch Wii U on 18th November in North America


    The launch date for Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console looks set to be 18th November for North America, if rumours are to be believed. During a presentation at the GameStop managers’ conference in Texas the Wii U launch date was leaked by an employee of PDP, who make gaming accessories. PDP’s community manager went into damage control...

  • News Those Wii U Launch Details Might be Coming in September

    About time

    Nintendo has taken its time in revealing Wii U information, but the veil of secrecy has to be lifted at some point soon with the console due for release by the end of 2012. Initiate hype mode: we might get all those juicy launch details in a few weeks' time. GamesIndustry International reports that Nintendo of America will be hosting a...

  • News Limber Up for Decathlon 2012 on 26th July

    In time for the opening ceremony

    Cinemax is ready to wrap up its sporting summer with Decathlon 2012 in Europe and North America on 26th July, the day before the London 2012 Olympic Games' opening ceremony. The DSiWare download mimics the official decathlon events — that's 100 metres, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 metres, 110 metre hurdles,...

  • News EA Sports to Reveal Wii U Games Next Month

    Madden-ing wait

    EA Sports will lift the lid on its Wii U titles next month, says IGN. The publisher is hosting an open house in the middle of July where it will make Wii U-related announcements. Back in May EA Sports announced FIFA 13 for Wii U and at E3 2011 EA's John Riccitiello mused about Madden NFL on Wii U, so you can expect to hear details...

  • E3 2012 Every Wii U Game Announced So Far

    They're all here

    Nintendo promised a "massive lineup" of Wii U first and third-party games, and sent over a list of titles in the works for the system. Reggie Fils-Aime said there are seven more first-party titles in development — hopefully we'll hear more about them soon. Retail: eShop:

  • E3 2012 Ubisoft Reveals Wii U Line-Up

    Something for everyone?

    Ubisoft's just lifted the lid on its full line-up of Wii U titles. Some we knew about already, others we didn't. Here's what's heading to Wii U: Assassin's Creed III Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth Rayman Legends Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013

  • E3 2012 Ubi's Wii U-Exclusive Zombie Shooter ZombiU


    Not content with showing off more of Rayman Legends for Wii U, Ubisoft's also lifted the lid on ZombiU, a Wii U-exclusive zombie-based survival horror. It's actually an evolution of last year's Killer Freaks from Outer Space, but with zombies instead of aliens. The publisher showed off a very lengthy trailer showing Dead Rising-style...

  • News Rabbids Rumble Confirmed for 3DS

    We knew it

    A few weeks back we unearthed an age rating for Rabbids Rumble and Ubisoft gave us no comment. Now we know the game's real, as we have a press release and assets. Rabbids Rumble has minigames — of course — but also has a turns-based combat system that promises "intense battles mixing tactics with the Rabbid’s classic wackiness"...

  • News Injustice Is a DC Comics Fighting Game for Wii U

    From the creator of Mortal Kombat

    Warner Bros. has just announced Injustice: Gods Among Us, a new fighting game for Wii U featuring characters from the DC Comics universe. Superman, The Flash, Batman and more will all appear in the new game from NetherRealm Studios, the team behind the rather excellent Mortal Kombat on PS3 and other formats. Of...

  • News NBA 2K13 Confirmed for Wii U Launch Period

    Crash the boards

    2K's highly acclaimed NBA 2K series is on the way to Wii U. NBA 2K13 is coming to the system during its launch period, which could be any time from release to three months later based on the launch period for past consoles. The simulation — which is also coming to Wii on 2nd October — is one of the top-rated sports series so...

  • News Harvest Moon Creator Announces "Project Happiness"

    Natsume and RSG on board

    Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada recently set up his own studio, TOYBOX, with a simple message: "we are gaming for Love, Peace and Earth." Natsume, Rising Star Games and TOYBOX have just announced Project Happiness — a temporary title — with more details to come at E3. The announcement doesn't give much more away than...

  • News Shin Megami Tensei 4 is 3DS-Bound

    It never ends

    Good news for fans of demons: Atlus is bringing Shin Megami Tensei 4 to 3DS. Famitsu (via Andriasang) brings the good news that work is underway on the game, though there's no other details at the moment. But hey, SMT4 is coming to 3DS. We'll take that. Last year 3DS owners in North America got Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor...

  • News Two Pokémon Apps Bound for eShop in the West

    Go pro

    Nintendo's confirmed that we'll see two pieces of Pokémon software hit the eShop this autumn. Pokémon Dream Radar and Pokédex 3D Pro will come to Europe and North America later this year, just ahead of the release of Pokémon Black & White 2 for DS. Dream Radar is a Face Raiders-like experience that sees you catch Pokémon in the real...

  • News Goooooal Europa 2012 Has the Best Name on DSiWare

    Count those Os

    Let's play a game. You're Cinemax, a DSiWare developer, and you're making a game about table football. Your past games have gone for the direct route when it comes to names: 90's Pool, Rytmik and, of course, Calculator. You're working on a table football game — what do you call it? If you went for Table Football 2012, sorry — not...

  • News Cloudberry Kingdom Will Be Wii U's Most Difficult Download Game

    We mean it

    How hard do you like your old-school 2D platformers? Was Super Meat Boy too easy for you? Then check out Cloudberry Kingdom, a new download game coming to Wii U later this year. Pwnee Studios is so confident in Cloudberry Kingdom's relentless difficulty it's promising to give $1,000 to the first person to complete it on the hardest...

  • News Ubisoft Announces Avengers Game for Wii U

    Battle for Earth

    The film's already out — good, isn't it? — but there's no video game tie-in for The Avengers. Not yet anyway, as Ubisoft's just announced Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth for Wii U. The motion-controlled superhero game will come to the console later this year with 20 different Marvel characters in tow, so expect to see all the...

  • News Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Hits 3DS

    He's back

    After endless rumours, SEGA's lifted the lid on Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for Nintendo 3DS. The racer sees Sonic and friends racing in cars that also transform for aquatic and aerial travel. That might sound a little familiar to Mario Kart 7 veterans, but developer Sumo Digital has assured fans it's very different: you race...

  • News Frank West and Hsien-Ko Join Project X Zone

    Say 'cheese'

    Namco Bandai-SEGA-Capcom crossover Project X Zone already has a pretty sturdy line-up of characters, but it just got bigger with new faces coming in from Dead Rising, Darkstalkers, Resonance of Fate and more. Here's who's who out of the new faces: Gods Eater Burst: Alisa, SomaResonance of Fate: Leanne, ZephyrDarkstalkers: Hsien-KoDead...

  • News Konami Announces PES 2013 for Wii and 3DS

    No PES for U

    Konami's confirmed its next football feast, PES 2013, will, reach Wii and 3DS later this year. Wii's had some pretty good versions of the beautiful game over the years and PES has already had two run-outs on 3DS, so fingers crossed for a quality soccer sim later this year. The press release doesn't mention a Wii U version, which is a...

  • News Kirby Gets 20th Anniversary Compilation for Wii

    Dream land

    The pinkest hero around, Kirby, celebrates 20 years of sucking this year. To celebrate with him, Nintendo's putting together a 20th anniversary compilation of his most popular adventures for Wii. Granted, Nintendo hasn't specified which of Kirby's games will feature on the disc — is it too much to hope for Kirby Air Ride? — but...

  • News Nintendo Reveals New Super Mario Bros. 2 for 3DS


    We knew Nintendo is working on a new 2D Mario for 3DS, and now we know it's New Super Mario Bros. 2. Satoru Iwata revealed the game during the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, pledging it'll see release in Japan this August. Nintendo of America has also confirmed an August release via Twitter. Iwata didn't go into much detail on the...

  • News Alien Chaos 3D to Clean Up eShop This Summer

    Place your hands, Europe

    Reef Entertainment has revealed its first 3DS eShop title, Alien Chaos 3D, due to hit Europe this summer. A semi-sequel to Xbox Live Indie game Mama and Son Clean House, the digital download combines shooting with cleaning over the course of five worlds and 30 stages. We've got the first screenshots below, and come back...

  • News Nicalis Announces 1001 Spikes for Wii U and 3DS eShop

    Due this year

    Nicalis is still putting the finishing touches to its WiiWare translation of La-Mulana, but it's already announced its next project, 1,001 Spikes for digital release on Wii U and 3DS. Like La-Mulana and Cave Story, 1,001 Spikes is a retro-styled platformer that started life elsewhere, in this case as Xbox Live Indie game Aban Hawkins...

  • News Namco, SEGA and Capcom Reveal Project X Zone

    3DS strategy RPG unveiled

    The teasing is over: the mystery Namco Bandai, Capcom and SEGA 3DS project is Project X Zone, a strategy RPG for 3DS. The countdown clock hasn't ended yet but Famitsu has led with the first details on the game. Characters from all three companies will fight in pairs: Ryu and Ken, Pai and Akira, Jin and Ling Xiaoyu to give a...

  • News Assassin's Creed III is Coming to Wii U


    Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed III will be released on Wii U, the publisher has revealed. The game reaches PS3 and Xbox 360 on 31st October but as we don't know when Wii U is out don't take this as a day one Wii U release. Still, the news that Ubisoft's supporting Wii U with one of its biggest upcoming titles has to be a reason to be cheerful,...

  • News Nnooo Reveals escapeVektor for 3DS

    Bit player

    Australian developer Nnooo has announced it's bringing escapeVektor to 3DS in late 2012. escapeVektor: Chapter 1 on WiiWare released in 2011 to positive review scores, and Nnooo will certainly hope the 3DS version meets with the same success. Nnooo's Nic Watt says: We were delighted by the reception the WiiWare version of the game...

  • News Gamelion's I Must Run! is Racing to DSiWare

    It's not alone

    One of the most self-explanatory game names you could ask for, in I Must Run! you must run. Gamelion's skyscraper scamper has already been released on PlayStation Minis and mobile phones but is coming to DSiWare in the near future. If you've played Canabalt you'll have a fairly good idea what to expect, though I Must Run! includes a...

  • News Fee Fi Fo Fum, Activision Announces Skylanders Giants

    Out this fall

    After the runaway success of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure it's no surprise Activision is already planning another instalment, revealing Skylanders Giants at the American International Toy Fair. The next game — fully compatible with previous toys, kids — features figures twice the size of their predecessors that light up. You know...

  • News Need for Speed: Shift Dev Creating Project CARS for Wii U

    Step on it

    Slightly Mad Studios has confirmed it's bringing Project CARS to Wii U in 2012. The studio behind Need for Speed: Shift and Shift 2: Unleashed confirmed its latest racing project is on the way to Nintendo's next home console alongside PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The game's description mentions several features Nintendo fans have been requesting for some time: user-generated content..

  • News Rising Star Games Commits to 3DS with Five Games in 2012

    Farming and shifting ahoy

    Rising Star Games just revealed its 2012 line-up for Europe, and it's betting big on Nintendo's glasses-free portable with five 3DS games on the way this year. RSG already announced its plans to release BIT.TRIP SAGA, and is joined by 3D farmer Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns, monochromatic puzzler Shifting World, fishing title Super Black Bass 3D and match-three..

  • News 3DS Gets Spooked with Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir

    Spooky scary

    Nintendo of America has announced plans to bring Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir over to North America on Friday 13th April. The augmented reality adventure, developed in conjunction with Tecmo Koei, comes with a 16-page book containing special AR markers that, when viewed through the Nintendo 3DS, unleash all manner of scary...

  • News 3DS Ambassador Game Boy Advance Games Revealed

    All inside!

    After a long wait, Nintendo of Japan has revealed the full line-up of ten Game Boy Advance games that will be available to Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors. In Japan the games are available from this Friday, but we're just waiting on confirmation from Nintendo of Europe and America on the dates. F-Zero: Maximum VelocitySuper Mario Advance 3:...

  • News Nintendo Dates 3DS Download Software for Early 2012

    Roll up

    Nintendo of Europe just released some vague dates for upcoming 3DS download software to kick off 2012. WiiWare puzzler ThruSpace is set for a 3DS sequel as Nintendo Europe has announced SpeedThru: Potzol's Puzzle is coming to the eShop in February 2012. It's already out in Japan but we'll get to try it out in a few months time. Elsewhere...

  • News WiiWare Reels In Big Bass Arcade Next Week

    It's a live one

    Fresh from its DSiWare appearance earlier this year, Big John Games' Big Bass Arcade is on the way to WiiWare in North America next week. The trailer below, we're told, is "all in-game graphics" and below that you'll find screenshots from the game too. Will you have a crack at landing this one next week? Big Bass Arcade is loaded with fishing action! Catch a boatload of..

  • News Wii U's First Launch Title Announced Already

    Bit early, though

    We don't even know when the Wii U will launch other than a vague "between April and December 2012" guideline, but we already know one of the games you'll be able to pick up with the console on day one: Tecmo Koei's Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge. The publisher's financial reports (via Andriasang) peg the game for release...

  • News Ubisoft Reveals Its Drawsome Wii Graphics Tablet

    A work of art?

    After the success of THQ's uDraw, Ubisoft's the next company to muscle in on some of the Wii touch screen tablet action with its own peripheral Drawsome. The tablet — set for release exclusively in the United States on 6th December — boasts a 6.5" x 5" screen, slightly larger than the Wii U's 6.2" surface. Drawsome also features a transparency layer, letting you..

  • Talking Point Nintendo's Plans to Fight Back

    Mario’s gloves come off

    If we were to summarise Nintendo’s year so far, we’d say that it’s been having a tough time. There have been moments of brilliance that have reaffirmed the faith of loyal gamers, but there have also been a lot of mis-steps, mistakes and bad publicity, some of which has been unjustified. In fact, despite the release of...