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10:05 AM on 03.26.2014

Sega confirms Legend of Zelda and Sonic Lost World crossover date

It was already a surprise when Yoshi's Island DLC dropped for Sega's Sonic Lost World, but Nintendo president Satoru Iwata noted that there was one more add-on in store for fans, giving the strongly hinted "link" as a k...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 03.26.2014

Multiplayer fun with Mario Golf: World Tour

Mario Golf: World Tour features four player multiplayer via online, or local play with just a single cartridge. As it should, but you know the best part of all this? Everyone is playing simultaneously. You don't have to wait...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 AM on 03.26.2014

Sakurai shows off 3DS Smash Bros. with and without outlines

Super Smash Bros. director Sakurai has once again taken to the Miiverse to show off the 3DS version of the game. In his newest post, he displays both visual filters -- without outlines (on the left), and with outlines (on the...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 03.26.2014

Super Mario Bros. 3 is finally hitting the Virtual Console on April 17

The time has finally come -- Nintendo has revealed when Super Mario Bros. 3 is hitting the Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console -- and that date is...April 17th! This is most likely a last minute push to get it on the marketpla...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 03.25.2014

Advance Wars is Europe's first GBA title for Wii U Virtual Console

Nintendo UK announced on Twitter that the region's first Game Boy Advance title to hit the Wii U Virtual Console will be none other than Advance Wars. Intelligent Systems' masterful turn-based strategy game is coming to the p...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 03.24.2014

Microsoft will be at PAX East, Sony and Nintendo won't

PAX East will see plenty of big names descend upon Boston on April 11-13, from Microsoft to Oculus to Ubisoft to Square Enix. And plenty of you, I'm sure. Side Questing stumbled on the full list of exhibitors, which you can s...

Steven Hansen

11:00 AM on 03.24.2014

This limited edition 3DS XL from the Dragon King Pokemon tourney is badass

"Wow," is all I can really say about this limited edition 3DS XL from the Pokemon Dragon King Competition. It's the prize of a pretty exclusive tourney over in Japan, available only to grade-school children. It seem...

Chris Carter





10:00 AM on 03.23.2014

Sup Holmes finishes off with Conker's Chris Seavor

Oh my god, it's the last Sup Holmes on Dtoid! Ahhh! What does that even mean? We'll find out soon enough, as the Sup Holmes year 3 Kickstarter is set to go live any second now. In the meantime, why not tune in to the show tod...

Jonathan Holmes



Review: Pokemon Battle Trozei photo
Review: Pokemon Battle Trozei
by Chris Carter

There once was a time when "match three" puzzle games were a rare commodity, but after the rip-roaring success of Bejeweled and Puzzle Quest, it feels like there's a new match title released every month. The craze kind of came to a head with Candy Crush, which is probably the most popular (and hated) of its kind on the market.

But quietly back in 2005, Pokemon Trozei made its own mark on the DS and created quite the fanbase. Now just shy of a decade later Trozei is back on the 3DS, attempting to break through this crowded space.

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Play Wii Sports Club for free this weekend photo
Play Wii Sports Club for free this weekend
by Jordan Devore

As announced last week, Nintendo is giving Wii U owners the opportunity to play Wii Sports Club for free today through Sunday, March 23 at 11:59 PM Pacific. There are three games available currently -- Tennis, Bowling, and Golf -- and the latter just got a new nine-hole Resort Course.

Outside of promotions like this, these sports are $9.99 each to own, or $1.99 to rent all of them for 24 hours on the Wii U eShop. Nintendo is offering this particular free weekend in the United Kingdom as well, by the way. Too bad Baseball and Boxing aren't out yet!

Now all I need is to hire a bunch of actors to portray my family. I like the look of those old folks.

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7:30 PM on 03.20.2014

The Year of Luigi has ended

"'The Year of Luigi' ended on March 18, 2014. Thank you for your support!" That's what Nintendo says, anyway. Its celebration of our favorite high-jumping plumber has come to a close. There's even a commemorative website with lovely messages and art from fans. But we know better. We know that, once unleashed, Luigi can't be stopped. His decade continues.

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 03.20.2014

Nintendo Download: Pokemon Battle Trozei

The Wii U has another relatively slow week with Volleyball, Hello Kitty Kruisers, Pure Chess, and free Wii Sports Club access from March 21st (9AM PST) until March 23rd (12AM PST). There's also a minor sale going on invo...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 03.19.2014

Let's celebrate 20 years of Super Metroid with fan art

If you're counting the game's original Japanese release, it's Super Metroid's 20th birthday today! As much as I'd be content to mope around given that Nintendo isn't doing much to please series fans right now, we should inste...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 03.19.2014

Animal Crossing is so successful because of its diverse team

Almost half of the people that worked on Animal Crossing: New Leaf are women. When its director Aya Kyogoku started with Nintendo in 2003, she was the only female game designer there. A decade later and that's no longer the c...

Steven Hansen



Hyper Light Drifter is gorgeous and punishing photo
Hyper Light Drifter is gorgeous and punishing
by Alessandro Fillari

In recent times it seems as though games in 'retro-style' are on the rise. Perhaps this is nostalgia at work for a bygone era of gaming, or maybe there's an endearing spirit and honesty from gaming's past that still resonates with people. One such title that believes in the later is Hyper Light Drifter. After an enormously successful Kickstarter campaign, the developers have been keeping things pretty close to the vest since it was funded.

During GDC, IGN hosted their Media Indie Exchange event to show off new and upcoming titles from independent developers and on-hand were the developers of Hyper Light Drifter with a new build. After getting some much appreciated hands-on time, we spoke with Heart Machine's Alex Preston, got to learn how the development of Hyper Light Drifter has been going, and how you can incorporate retro games into modern game design.

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1:30 PM on 03.18.2014

Fan compiles all three Mother games for Wii

EarthBound (Mother 2 in Japan) holds a special place in the hearts of many, but despite the clamor for it, Nintendo has never officially released Mother or Mother 3 outside of Japan. Mother went through official localiz...

Darren Nakamura