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9:00 AM on 09.25.2014

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse will get a New 3DS update

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse and the New 3DS aren't even out yet, but according to director Matt Bozon, the two will get along nicely. In an interview with Siliconera, Bozon stated that the game will see an updat...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 09.24.2014

Select Sega eShop 3D Classics are being bundled in physical form in Japan

I still remember my amazement nearly two decades ago when my cousin came over to my house and showed me a bootleg Game Boy cartridge. It had a little button on it that you could press to bring up a menu and access over 100 ga...

Chris Carter

8:30 AM on 09.24.2014

New 3DS coming to Australia, New Zealand November 21

The first ever Australian Nintendo Direct comes with some good news. The New 3DS and New 3DS XL launch in Japan in October. We were told not to expect an international release in 2014 -- and we still shouldn't, if "we" means North America or Europe. Australia and New Zealand, however, get both new 3DS models on November 21

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 09.24.2014

Get an up-close look at the New 3DS with this commercial

Nintendo has just released a new commercial for their New 3DS line, and it seems pretty slick. It gives us a close look at the new button coloring, amiibo functionality, some of the faceplates, and other features. It's a tad...

Chris Carter

1:00 AM on 09.24.2014

Club Nintendo EU has a physical Kirby: Triple Deluxe soundtrack

In Europe, Club Nintendo members can spend their points on the 46-track Kirby: Triple Deluxe soundtrack. The CD costs 2,000 Stars and listening to it will make you feel good, I bet. Not exactly relevant to me as an American, ...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 09.23.2014

Remnants of Ice Climbers found in Smash Bros. 3DS

It's public knowledge at this point that the Ice Climbers were removed from Smash Bros. 3DS because of hardware limitations. Because Sakurai wanted complete character parity between the 3DS and Wii U, they were taken ou...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 09.22.2014

These Super Smash Bros. commercials are silly

I mean, yeah, what else would you expect? It's Super Smash Bros. Nintendo's television spots for the 3DS game feature the tagline "Settle it in Smash," which is a good fit for the series, admittedly, but I'm far more interested in that Doc Louis cameo.

Jordan Devore



Mr. Resetti is in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, you guys photo
Mr. Resetti is in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, you guys
by Jordan Devore

There's yet another tie-in for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and it's the best one yet -- Animal Crossing! Players will be able to make their Felyne companions look like Mr. Resetti and Isabelle. Now, I'm not much of a Monster Hunter fan, but the chance to play alongside Resetti without him yelling at me, for once? Might just cave, depending on what's needed to acquire the outfits.

It's funny how these characters appear normally in Monster Hunter but Sonic the Hedgehog looks like he was skinned for his crossover. Guy can't catch a break.

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Here's a full playthrough of the second Mighty No. 9 beta stage photo
Here's a full playthrough of the second Mighty No. 9 beta stage
by Chris Carter

The second Mighty No. 9 beta stage focuses on the female No. 2 boss, who is a master of ice and water. In addition to my playthrough of the first stage here, you can also get a better look at the next phase of the beta above in my second playthrough.

I actually liked this level a bit more. While the first stage (No. 5) was a standard romp throughout, I like how No. 2's level mixed things up with a water section as well as an ice portion, and seeing the fire-based No. 1 in the background was a little more interesting than No. 2's appearance in the original beta stage.

My main concern at this point is the art direction, which can look a bit drab in terms of the level design (the two are very similar) and the enemy models themselves, despite the fact that they have great base mechanics. Since this is a beta the full version will no doubt have a bit more flair, but how much flair is yet to be seen.

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8:30 AM on 09.22.2014

Mighty No. 9's beta just got a new level

Some time ago the Mighty No. 9 beta hit Steam. It consisted of one level, and the developers weren't sure if they were going to add anything more to it. Well that day has come, so boot up your game and you'll find yet a...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 09.22.2014

Bravely Second introduces its Three Musketeers

Square Enix has a new trailer for Bravely Second introducing heroes Yuu, Jean Angard and Nikolai Nikolanikov; the Three Musketeers.  Our time with the Bravely Second demo at Tokyo Game Show saw the trio tasked with retr...

Kyle MacGregor





7:00 AM on 09.22.2014

Take another look at Etrian Odyssey Untold 2

Atlus is back with more old school dungeon crawling action in Etrian Odyssey Untold II: The Knight of Fafnir, an reimagining of the second title in the series Much like Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl, which ...

Kyle MacGregor

2:00 PM on 09.20.2014

Atlus breaks silence on Devil Survivor 2 for 3DS

Atlus hasn't spoke about Devil Survivor 2: Break Record since the dawn of time. At least that's how it feels. The studio announced the role-playing game in early 2013 and has remained pretty tight-lipped about the project ever since. Until now, that is. Devil Survivor 2: Break Record will be summoned to Japan on January 29, 2015.

Kyle MacGregor

5:00 PM on 09.19.2014

How long do you wait before replaying games?

When I was younger, I would spend months -- and in some cases years, on and off -- completing the same videogames repeatedly. Forget new game plus. I didn't need extra motivation. This was back when I could only afford to buy...

Jordan Devore



Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate brings a lot of verticality to the table photo
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate brings a lot of verticality to the table
by Brett Makedonski

When the west finally gets Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate -- what Capcom calls "the most complete version of 4 that it'll get" -- players are going to need to turn their attention to the layering of the game. Rather than solely ground-level areas, Ultimate features plenty of ledges to climb up and to hop onto monsters' backs from. That's the big difference from the Monster Hunter you may already know and love.

Gone are the water terrains, which Capcom called "controversial." The newly placed emphasis on vertical play replaces them, in what is kind of the "hook" for the game. However, that doesn't mean Capcom expects the same mixed reception. The opposite, in fact. It anticipates that players will welcome the verticality because it's fluidly interwoven into play. Small ledges will be automatically ascended, and larger ones will actually take some effort to climb.

With this new information in mind, a party of four of us set off to best the Daimyo Hermitaur -- a giant crab-like creature. Equipped with a weapon called the Insect Glaive, one of our members sent insects toward our target to retrieve essences from him. The Insect Glaive also served a second (and more fun) purpose. It can be used to pole vault on top of a monster and ride him into temporary submission.

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12:00 AM on 09.19.2014

What the best Smash Bros. player in the world wants you to know about Smash 4

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Sup Holmes is taking a bre...

Jonathan Holmes