It’s another slow summer week in the Nintendo camp, but at least the Wii U is getting a pair of pretty sweet Virtual Console games featuring a kart racing plumber and the Blue Bomber himself, Mega Man.
Gather round, children, and hear my tale of a bountiful Club Nintendo harvest, featuring eight grand titles from generations past and present, all ready to be played on your Wii, Wii U or 3DS console.
It looks like the Omega Ruby/Alpha Saphire remakes will be mixing a little old with a little new, complementing the new graphics and battle engine with Mega transformations for select critters and even the Pokemon-Amie mode for fans who like to spend quality time with their favorite ‘Mon.
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be adding a whole new level of customization into the “catch em all” formula this fall with the introduction of a “Secret Base” feature that lets trainers design and share their own personal Pokemon pads.
A new month means it’s time to once again rake in a fresh batch of Club Nintendo rewards, where loyal customers of The Big N can redeem imaginary Coins for virtual games that, this month, feature a mustachioed plumber, the son of a legendary gorilla and an angel with wicked bow skills.
This week's batch of Nintendo updates is all about friendship and luchadors as games like Tomodachi Life make their way to the 3DS and Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition puts the Wii U in a headlock.
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.