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  • News Insider Reports Suggest That Focus On Eternal Darkness 2 Has Crippled Silicon Knights

    Less than five staffers remain

    After the critical disaster that was X-Men Destiny, things were looking pretty bleak for developer Silicon Knights. However, a recent report by Kotaku — based on interviews with former staff members — reveals just how bad things have become. The studio is believed to have less than five employees, including company...

  • News 5th Cell Explains Lack Of Nintendo Characters In 3DS Scribblenauts

    It all comes down to 'timing'

    Just yesterday, Warner Bros. Interactive announced that a handful of characters from the Mario and Legend of Zelda series will be featured in the upcoming Wii U version of Scribblenauts Unlimited. However, the 3DS version of the game won't be getting in on the action. While an official explanation for this discrepancy...

  • News Mega Man Fans Troll Capcom Following iOS Social Game Announcement

    Is it really Xover for Mega Man?

    An awful lot of Mega Man fans were pretty beat up when Capcom revealed that the hugely anticipated 3DS entry Mega Man Legends 3 was no longer in development, and since then the company has done precious little to comfort the massive global fan-base that has grown up around the character. However, with Mega Man's...

  • News Wii U Epic Mickey 2 May Not Feature Off-TV Play

    Golly, Pluto!

    At a preview event on Tuesday, a Disney Interactive employee apparently confirmed that Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of Two will not include off-TV play. This means that you won’t be able to play the game solely on the Wii U GamePad. Off-TV play was something Junction Studios would have liked to achieve, but due to time restrains it...

  • News Wii U Pro Controller Feels "Amateurish", Say Kotaku

    Hands-on time reveals potential issue

    Kotaku's Brian Ashcraft has voiced his opinion on the Wii U Pro Controller, and it's not pretty. Ashcraft has stated in no uncertain terms that he "hates" the pad, which bares a strong resemblance to the Xbox 360 controller. He said: The Wii U Controller...feels, well, cheap. There's a nice gloss coating,...

  • News The Wii U Is Region Locked, Of Course

    Quelle surprise!

    To the surprise of absolutely nobody, it has been confirmed by Japanese publication Famitsu (via a translated tweet) that the Wii U will feature a region lock system. This is hardly a massive shock, as all Nintendo's domestic consoles have incorporated such a safeguard - only the Game Boy and DS ranges have opted out so far. The...

  • News Don't Expect Any NFC-Ready Games At Wii U Launch

    None of the day-one titles feature any support for new wireless tech

    If you follow the world of cell phones then you'll have heard of NFC (or "Near Field Communication"). It's a big thing in the mobile world right now (despite the fact that Apple has left it out of the new iPhone 5) and Nintendo has been forward-thinking enough to include it in the...

  • News Don't Expect A Game To Celebrate Mega Man's 25th Birthday

    Capcom: "Please do keep expectations in check"

    Mega Man's 25th anniversary is upon us, and Capcom is planning to celebrate the Blue Bomber's quarter century in style. However, before you get too excited, that doesn't mean a new game is on the way. Here's what Capcom's Christian “Sven” Svensson had to say on the matter: In December “some but...

  • News Sorry, But GBA Games Aren't Coming To The 3DS Virtual Console After All

    Nintendo Australia issues 'corrective statement'

    Remember that Dr. Mario GBA page we told you about on the Nintendo of Australia website? The one that made us think that GBA games may be on their way to the 3DS Virtual Console? Sadly, it was all just a big mistake. The page was listed 'in error' and Nintendo's Aussie department has issued the...

  • News Sorry Lost Planet Fans, EX Troopers Isn't Coming To The West

    Anime-style action title remains a Japanese exclusive

    Capcom's Corporate Officer and Senior Vice-President Christian Svensson has confirmed that the company currently has no plans to bring Lost Planet spin-off EX Troopers to the west. The disappointing news was delivered in an 'Ask Capcom' thread on the company's official forums. The forum...

  • News GAME: Zelda Majora’s Mask Listing Was Fabricated

    Bring on the disappointment

    Yesterday, we reported that GAME had listed The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask on its site, before hastily removing it moments later. The story triggered mixed reactions - some readers were happy about the news, while others bemoaned Nintendo's insistence on recycling pas

  • News No Sequel From The World Ends With You Teaser

    The end of the world?

    A week ago we brought you the news that Square Enix had launched a teaser website that strongly suggested a project related to DS title The World Ends With You, which was enough to get some people rather excited about a potential sequel. As the countdown on the site continued a worrying story spread around the web that this was...

  • News EarthBound's Virtual Console No-Show Could Be Down To Sampling Issues

    Not music to our ears

    Hirokazu Tanaka — better known as "Hip Tanaka" — is something of a legend in Nintendo circles. He was with the company in the very early days, creating the sound effects for games like Donkey Kong, and would later find fame composing soundtracks for classics such as Metroid, Balloon Fight and Wr

  • News Planning To Download New Super Mario Bros. 2? You'll Need About 45 Minutes

    Plenty of time to make a hot drink, then

    Much has been made of Nintendo's move into digital download retail releases; while this kind of distribution is commonplace on consoles such as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation Vita, Nintendo is only just finding its feet. New Super Mario Bros. 2 is the first Nintendo game to be available digitally and in stores...

  • News No Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 for Wii U

    Fangs for nothing

    Despite Nintendo's insistence that Wii U won't miss out on support from third party developers and will be getting key multiformat releases, it seems that developers are yet to be convinced. As part of an upcoming interview with Konami's Dave Cox, it was confirmed that the forthcoming sequel to popular reboot Castlevania: Lords of...

  • News Metro: Last Light No Longer Confirmed for Wii U

    Flickering flame

    Last year at E3 we heard Metro: Last Light was coming to Wii U. Well, now it seems it might not be, as THQ's global brand manager Mark Madsen told Digital Spy the game might not make it to Wii U. Madsen said the game is not currently in development for Wii U and that, while a port could still happen, it'd be "correct" to say it's...

  • News "Too Many Hurdles" to Ni No Kuni DS Translation

    Magic book blamed

    Level-5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration Ni No Kuni is getting an English release on PS3 in 2013, but its DS counterpart won't be leaving Japan. Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino explained to Famitsu (via Andriasang) some of the difficulties preventing the portable adventure reaching the West. The DS game comes with a large Magic Master...

  • News Capcom: "No Plans for Resident Evil 6 Wii U At This Time"

    Shot down

    Capcom's annual Captivate event came and went without even a smidgen of Nintendo-related news. The biggest Nintendo story? That Resident Evil 6 isn't coming to Wii U — not now, anyway. IGN asked producers Yoshiaki Hirabayashi and Hiroyuki Kobayashi if their upcoming horror shooter would find a way to Nintendo's new console later this...

  • News Nintendo Leaves BAFTA Empty-Handed

    Not a Tanooki statue in sight

    Last night saw the GAME British Academy Video Game Awards in London, with Nintendo's brightest and best up for several awards. Shame the Big N didn't actually win any, then. Arguably the biggest upset came in the Mobile & Handheld Game category, where iPad title Peggle HD beat Super Mario 3D Land to take the title...

  • News Nintendo Rejects The Binding of Isaac

    Playing it safe

    At the start of the year we reported that approval was being sought for The Binding of Isaac on 3DS, a game co-created and developed by Edmund McMillen, one half of Super Meat Boy creators Team Meat. It's a title with its share of mature, controversial themes, while the plot references and re-tells a well known bible story. The...

  • Feature 3DS Games You'll Probably Never Play

    Cancelled!

    The 3DS has endured some trying times in its short lifespan, among these being a number of cancellations of high-profile games by third-party publishers and developers. We've decided to highlight five of the biggest titles to get the chop in the past year, why they were cancelled and the likelihood of these games being resurrected...

  • News Rayman Origins 3DS Has No Multiplayer

    Rayman Origins on 3DS has no multiplayer modes, Ubisoft has confirmed to us. A fact sheet for the 3DS version of the game emerged the other day and didn't make any mention of multiplayer, and now we know why -- there's no local or online co-op play in Rayman's 3DS outing, a shame as four-player was one of the best things about Rayman Origins on...

  • News Rising Star Explains Rune Factory: Oceans Wii No-Show

    "Wasn't on the table"

    Rising Star Games just announced its 2012 line-up, but while it's bringing Rune Factory: Oceans on PlayStation 3 to Europe, Rune Factory: Oceans for Wii is missing from the publisher's slate. We asked product marketing manager Yen Hau why Wii owners in Europe won't be able to continue their Rune Factory adventures. Rising Star Games have always had, and continue to

  • News Nintendo Reconfirms Wii U Will Not Make Wii Games Sharper

    Hopes dashed

    With the Wii U boasting HDMI output and full backwards compatibility with Wii games and accessories, some had hoped the new console would be able to make existing Wii games sharper, but Nintendo has reconfirmed to Wired that it won't. During a hands-on session at CES, Ben Kuchera was told that the Wii U "will not be able to improve...

  • News SEGA Confirms No WiiWare Outing for Sonic 4: Episode II

    Sad times

    SEGA's digital brand manager Ken Balough has confirmed that Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II will not make it to Wii. In a post on the SEGA forum, Balough confirmed it wouldn't appear on Nintendo's home console: But no - the reason Episode I was on the Wii was because we wanted to bring the Sonic 4 saga to the widest possible audience...

  • News Nano Assault Delayed Until December 5th

    In case you were wondering

    We're currently enjoying a busy period of major Nintendo game releases, but one intriguing third-party title has quietly slipped off the radar. Nano Assault for the 3DS was thought to be due for release this week in North America, but publisher Majesco has confirmed to us that it is has been pushed back to 5th December. As...

  • News Machinarium Finally, Officially Cancelled

    Guess why

    Last September, XGen Studios announced Machinarium was coming to WiiWare, but since then we've heard not anything else about the game, leading many to assume it would never see the light of say. Sadly, those folks were right. Developer Amanita Design's founder Jakub Dvorský finally sealed the game's coffin in an interview with Eurogamer,...

  • News Capcom Refused Inafune's MML3 Contract Proposal

    Inafune losing hope

    Capcom's announcement in July that Mega Man Legends 3 would not see release sparked quite the vitriolic response from supporters, thanks in no small part to its planned utilisation of fan influence and ideas to mould and shape the title. The company stated at the time that this was unrelated to the departure of series creator...

  • News Capcom Blames the Fans for Mega Man Legends 3 Cancellation

    Take that!

    With fans still wondering why Capcom cancelled the fan-based Mega Man Legends 3 project and prototype, Capcom Europe has an answer: lack of an audience. Responding to one user via the Capcom Europe Twitter, the company commented: it's a shame the fans didn't want to get more involved :-( if we saw there was an audience for MML3 people...

  • News Mega Man Legends 3 Cancelled

    Goodbye, devroom

    Mega Man Legends 3 has easily become one of the more interesting projects in development for the 3DS, with its influence on fan input in the form of an interactive online devroom, votes to decide character designs and more and an announced Prototype Version, once planned to launch alongside the eShop, which would showcase the game...

  • News Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy Vanishes into the Crowd

    Re-emerges in Revelations

    That Ezio Auditore da Firenze sure knows how to disappear into the crowd. So well in fact, his skills at vanishing are spilling over to the status of the Assassin's Creed title that was planned for the 3DS. Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy was originally planned for the 3DS but during an interview with Joystiq, Darby McDevitt...

  • News Tales of Graces Wii Will Not Be Released In the West

    More bad news

    Japanese RPGs and Wii consoles are like Superman and Clark Kent at the moment: we're sure they're related, but they're rarely seen in the same place at the same time. While Operation Rainfall continues to campaign for Nintendo to bring its infamous three across the Atlantic, Namco has confirmed Tales of Graces won't be making it to the West either. Producer Makoto Yoshizumi delivered..

  • News NOA: "Never Say Never," But No Plans to Bring Sought-After Wii Games to NA

    Xenoblade Chronicles, Last Story and Pandora's Tower still not coming

    Nintendo has just responded to the public outcry for the epic RPGs Xenoblade Chronicles and Last Story and the action RPG Pandora's Tower to see localisation in North America via their Facebook page. The company stated: Thank you for your enthusiasm. We promised an update, so...

  • News Xenoblade's North American Release Chances Take a Knock

    Final nail in the coffin?

    Xenoblade Chronicles is one of the most anticipated Wii games of 2011, but while Nintendo of Europe is bringing the game to that territory its American counterpart has been very quiet on that front. Now it seems Nintendo of America will not publish the game, according to French marketing manager Mathieu Minel. Minel...

  • News Telltale has "No Plans" for Puzzle Agent on WiiWare

    Another mystery solved

    Telltale Games has really dialled down its WiiWare support in recent times: last October we revealed Back to the Future was not coming to Wii and now Puzzle Agent: Nelson Tethers is the latest casualty. Cubed3 contacted Telltale, whose community manager Alan Johnson had this to say: We're always looking to get our titles on as many platforms as we can, but currently have no..

  • News Pikmin 3 Plucked from Wii to Find a Home on Wii U

    You must wait longer for Olimar

    Yesterday's developer roundtable gave some interesting nuggets of information, with Shigeru Miyamoto confirming that Pikmin 3 will now launch on the company's new Wii U console, skipping Wii all together. Miyamoto explained the console is just a "much better fit" for the series, and having seen the Wii U...

  • News Wii Just Couldn't Handle Sonic Generations

    Not up to the task

    Sonic Generations is coming to 3DS, and there was much rejoicing, but Wii owners are still nursing the disappointment that theirs is the only current home console not set to receive the spiky speedster's 20th anniversary celebration game. In an interview in this month's Nintendo Power, Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka reveals why:...

  • News Dead or Alive Fails to Land a Hold on UK Charts

    Dead on arrival

    3DS fighter Dead or Alive: Dimensions is very good, but its quality hasn't resulted in big sales in the UK, as it's failed to make the top 40 chart. Even with Nintendo's sales and marketing expertise behind the game it failed to sell enough copies to make it into the top 40 All Formats Chart. In fact, there are no 3DS-specific titles in the chart, a sad sight indeed. It's not the..

  • News 16-Shot Legend Takahashi Meijin Leaves Hudson

    No parting shots

    Takahashi Meijin, known to many as Master Higgins or as the master of rapid fire button-tapping, has announced he is leaving Hudson after nearly 30 years at the company. Joining the company in 1982, Takahashi rose to prominence for his ability to fire 16 shots per second in Hudson's Star Soldier, a skill that led to the creation of a specific practice tool, the 16 Shot! Shooting..

  • News THQ Cancels Saints Row: Drive-By for 3DS

    Dry your eyes

    THQ's Saints Row: Drive-By won't be parking on 3DS after all, as the publisher has announced it's no longer developing the title. The game was headed to Xbox Live and PlayStation Network as well as 3DS, but a THQ representative put a figurative bullet in its chances of coming to the console by confirming the game isn't in the works...

  • News Sorry Everyone, There Was No Monster Hunter 3DS Reveal

    Give F5 a break

    So, despite everyone's biggest hopes and best intuition, Capcom's Captivate 2011 event came and went without even so much of a sniff of Monster Hunter 3DS. Capcom Europe confirmed via Twitter that there was no Monster Hunter content shown off at the event last week, nor were there any Ace Attorney-related revelations either. In fact, there were no new games for Nintendo formats..

  • News Capcom Objects to Ace Attorney Investigations 2 Translation Costs

    (Not) Coming to America

    Capcom's spiky-haired Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney has enjoyed considerable critical success since his first DS appearance several years ago, but it seems the latest outing for his nemesis/friend Miles Edgeworth won't see the light of day in the Western world. Capcom's corporate officer Christian Svensson recently revealed the publisher had decided not to localise the game..

  • News High Voltage Cancels Animales de la Muerte for WiiWare

    Another casualty

    WiiWare has had a rough time of it these past few months: Super Meat Boy was canned in November, then last week it lost Bloktonik, and now High Voltage's Animales de la Muerte has been cancelled for WiiWare. The game was originally announced back in 2008 as a Wii-exclusive, with its gameplay focusing on shooting undead animals, but...

  • News Kirby Casts On a Disappointing UK Chart Debut

    Did delay hurt sales?

    Kirby's Epic Yarn finally made its way to Europe last week, having been available in North America since the end of October, but its first weekend of sales in the UK don't make a strong case for the delay helping sales. The game completely failed to dent the all-formats top 40, landing in the Wii-specific charts at number 9,...

  • News Hudson Entertainment Closes its Doors, Cancels its Projects

    US office shuts up shop

    Hudson Entertainment, the North American localisation arm of Japanese firm Hudson Soft, is to close its doors for the last time. A blog post by product manager Morgan Haro has revealed the Western distributor of Hudson games has been disbanded, with all Hudson's previously planned projects hitting the skids as well, meaning...

  • News No, You Cannot Fight as Samus in Dead or Alive: Dimensions

    Hopes, crushed

    That video of Samus Aran appearing in Dead or Alive: Dimensions? Awesome, and more than enough to kickstart the rumours of the intergalactic bounty hunter being able to kick ninja rump as a playable character. That rumour, awesome though it may be, is totally false. Team Ninja's Yosuke Hayashi explained to Eurogamer that the Nintendo...

  • News MUDDS Won't Be Making a Splash on DSiWare After All

    Renegade Kid campaign falters

    You might remember that last month we brought you news of a campaign to get Maximilian and the Rise of the Mutant Mudds on DSiWare, where developer Renegade Kid asked for 1,000 comments on a blog post to see if the game had an audience on the download service. Regrettably, one month later, the campaign has ended without fruition, with 452 gamers lending their support..

  • Rumour The D in DSi May Soon Stand for "Discontinued"

    From two screens to zero

    Nintendo has already announced plans to continue to support the DS once the 3DS is released. Some disquieting information from a Japanese retailer, however, suggests that the Big N is already discontinuing one popular incarnation, the DSi, which hit store shelves there in fall of 2008. The source states that the Nintendo DSi...

  • News La-Mulana Falls Back to 2011, Developer Apologises

    Time warp

    WiiWare adventure La-Mulana has had a tricky year of it so far, with the biggest blow when it failed Nintendo's lotcheck last month. Now developer Nigoro has admitted the game will not be out in 2010, with its most sincere of apologies. As a result, we come to the conclusion we abandoned to release it in 2010.Because, it’s better to...

  • News Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Blocked Marvel vs Capcom 3's Wii Attack

    One VS game only, please

    It's a pretty one-sided fight, but even so Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is by far the Wii's greatest fighting game. The main hope for competition came from Capcom's upcoming Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which regrettably is not heading to Wii. Why? Let Capcom's Christian Svensson explain all. Why isn't MvC3 coming to the Wii? Svensson: The...