Bandai Namco had confirmed that Pac-Man would be in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for both the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo Wii U. However, this wasn't the first time that Pac-Man was supposed to appear in a Smash Bros. outing.
Everybody’s favorite virtual idol is continuing her Western takeover as Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI Remix (tentative title) gets announced for release on the Nintendo 3DS in the United States. This marks the first time one of Miku-chan’s games have been released on a Nintendo console outside of Japan, capitalizing on the blue-haired Vocaloid’s recent popularity surge thanks to similar releases on the PlayStation 3 and Vita.
Every year, a handful of smaller titles take the video game industry by surprise. Developed by a smaller crew with a much smaller budget, these indie games make us rethink what is necessary to craft a great experience, providing as many thrills and chills as their AAA counterparts, and often 10 times as much heart. This year, Shovel Knight leads the charge for the “little guys,” and it's doing it in a big way.
Somebody apparently forgot to tell Nintendo that summer is when new game content tends to dry up, because this week’s release schedules for both the Wii U and 3DS are pretty beefy. Sure, there’s a lot of stuff here that will only appeal to a niche crowd, but there are a few solid core offerings, too. And did I mention Shovel Knight comes out this week? Because it does. And that’s rad.
Monster Hunter had a big presence at the Capcom booth this year, and I'm not just talking about the life-sized dragon sculpture available for photo opportunities. Both Monster Hunter 4 for the 3DS and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS were on hand for a trial run in the PR booth, giving curious gamers a brief look at the future of the series.
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, the HD remakes of the Ruby and Sapphire, reappeared during Nintendo's E3 presentation. Nintendo showed off the first gameplay trailer and provided some other crucial details on the two games.
The Nintendo 3DS (and the DS before it) may not be known as a FPS powerhouse, but that hasn't stopped several developers from giving it a go. This week, one of the best shooters on the DS finally makes the jump to a third dimension as Moon Chronicles arrives on the 3DS.
Game Freak has released the first gameplay footage from Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. The brief video shows the two Legendary Pokemon of the games preparing for combat.
Nintendo revealed today that two more Pokemon games are coming in 2014. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire will arrive in November on the 3DS.
The Wii U has had a few big weeks in a row but, for the first week of May, it’s all about the 3DS over at Nintendo HQ. Not only is the portable console getting a new Mega Man game on the Virtual Console, but it’s also seeing the launch of two AAA first-party titles this week, namely Mario Golf: World Tour and Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
The undisputed granddaddy of all “hunting” games is primed to invade Japan at some point in the future (and eventually the US, Europe and other territories after that) and it looks like those who plan to play Monster Hunter 4G will be enjoying plenty of fun in the sun as the game’s newest trailer shows off what appears to be a desert-based starting area.
Nintendo revealed today that they've lowered the price on five of the most popular games for Nintendo 3DS. All the games will be available for $29.99, making them ten bucks cheaper than normal.
We’ve got a double dose of Nintendo news for you this morning, including a new trailer for Mario Golf: World Tour on the 3DS, as well as the announcement that Swords and Soldiers will be invading the Wii U sometime in April.
Everybody ready for another Nintendo eShop and Virtual Console weekly update?! Well, maybe don't get too excited, folks. The best things on offer for the next seven days boil down to a decades old puzzle game about murdering germs and a piece of DLC that combines two legendary gaming worlds. Not terrible, but not exactly super-omg-exciting, either.
Nintendo 3DS owners had better be ready for an egg-citing egg-stravaganza, as Yoshi’s New Island finally bounces onto the scene as the latest platforming adventure for the Big N’s handheld device, leading the charge for a week of updates including the likes of Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and legendary arcade classic, Galaga.