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9:00 AM on 09.03.2014

Bayonetta 2 is getting its own Nintendo Direct tomorrow

If you're interested in Bayonetta 2, you may want to clear your schedule for tomorrow afternoon. Nintendo has just announced that there will be a special Bayonetta related Nintendo Direct, held at 3PM PST on September 4t...

Chris Carter





11:45 AM on 09.02.2014

Super Smash Bros. will have a chronological All-Stars battle mode

As expected, Super Smash Bros. is going to have an All-Star mode. Functioning as a survival battle of sorts, you'll have a "limited" amount of recovery items and no continues. What's really cool about All-Star battle is ...

Chris Carter

10:45 AM on 09.02.2014

Here's a look at Mighty No. 9's multiplayer

Yesterday I posted a full hands-on with Mighty No. 9, detailing its ins and outs, as well as showing off the Military Base stage that was included in the beta version of the game in video form. I bet you didn't know that the...

Chris Carter



Mighty No. 9 feels great, but the core concepts take some getting used to photo
Mighty No. 9 feels great, but the core concepts take some getting used to
by Chris Carter

Mighty No. 9 is probably one of the most anticipated games of 2015. After a massive Kickstarter, creator Inafune and developers Comcept and Inti Creates have kicked off a long line of products to hype it up, including Mighty Gunvolt and a potential cartoon.

After all that hype though we finally have a chance to play the game. I have to say, it has the feel of a Mega Man game, but a few aspects definitely took some getting used to.

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Opening a treasure chest as Ganondorf felt wrong photo
Opening a treasure chest as Ganondorf felt wrong
by Jordan Devore

During a Nintendo showcase event at PAX Prime, I wanted to say "screw it" and just play Hyrule Warriors for an hour (or more) but with only two demo stations available and lots of other nice games media types eager to check it out above other titles, that wasn't an option.

I also wanted to play as Midna because she looked badass in her character trailer, slapping fools left and right -- but that wasn't an option either, damn it. We were encouraged to try pummeling crowds of enemies as Ganondorf, what with him being new and all. Okay, sure. He's cool too.

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I swam around as a snake and then I don't know what happened in Bayonetta 2 photo
I swam around as a snake and then I don't know what happened in Bayonetta 2
by Brett Makedonski

Minor confession to make: I haven't played Bayonetta. Yeah, I hear it's good, but I just never got around to it. It happens. Heading into a quick hands-on session with Bayonetta 2, I figured my inexperience wouldn't matter much.

Wow, was I ever wrong. Now a few hours removed from the demo, my head's still spinning from trying to discern exactly what the hell just happened.

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12:30 PM on 08.29.2014

Nintendo offers free Smash Bros. OST if you buy both versions

Nintendo has a pretty cool promotion going on for all you Smash Bros. fans out there. If you buy both versions of the upcoming game on the 3DS and Wii U, you'll get a free soundtrack. It looks like there are two discs, r...

Chris Carter

11:45 AM on 08.29.2014

Here's Nintendo's big ol' list of upcoming third-party games

Tons of new games are coming down the line for the 3DS and Wii U, with more than 60 of them slated to release before the end of the year. This morning, Nintendo sent along a handy list of what we can expect this Fall. Skimmin...

Dale North

11:30 AM on 08.29.2014

Nintendo announces 'Ultimate NES Remix' for 3DS

Without any real fanfare of any kind, Nintendo has sent over word of a gamed called Ultimate NES Remix for the 3DS. It'll launch on the eShop and in retail form on December 5th, and will be priced at $29.99. According to...

Chris Carter



Costume Quest 2 is still cute, trying to be more engaging photo
Costume Quest 2 is still cute, trying to be more engaging
by Steven Hansen

Costume Quest, like every Double Fine game, is charming. It's a fresh-feeling, low stakes take on the JRPG genre, more Earthbound than Final Fantasy. Though, as Chad put it in his review, it's "RPG Lite," accessible for all ages.  

Double Fine doesn't want to sacrifice that, but does want to make Costume Quest 2's combat a bit more engaging. I was engaged with Paper Mario (or Final Fantasy VIII) style timed button presses that help your attacks do a bit more damage. Similarly, a well timed tap on defense will reduce the damage you take. This engagement, though, make things a bit easier so long as you can hit those button presses. 

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Bayonetta 2 dated for October 24th photo
Bayonetta 2 dated for October 24th
by Chris Carter

Nintendo has sent word that Bayonetta 2 will be hitting the Wii U on October 24th. In case you haven't heard of it yet, she'll also gain access to a new "snake transformation" that will let her navigate water, and of course, the first game will be bundled with it with all of the Nintendo costume options we've seen so far.

I had a chance to play Bayonetta 2 recently and enjoyed it. It's pretty much a faithful recreation of the crazy and technical action systems present in the first game, and I'm very happy that Platinum Games is keeping things simple with tactile control options.

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10:32 AM on 08.29.2014

Nintendo announces five new Fall hardware bundles

Nintendo announced five new hardware bundles for this Fall season this morning. The Super Mario 3D World Deluxe Set launches in mid-September. For $299 you'll get the Wii U Deluxe Set, Super Mario 3D World, and Nintendo Land....

Dale North





10:14 AM on 08.29.2014

Nintendo's amiibo figures priced at $12.99, pre-orders are live

Nintendo has opened up pre-orders for their amiibo figures today, and they are priced at $12.99. According to the publisher, Villager, Fox, Kirby, Marth, Wii Fit Trainer, Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and Pik...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 08.29.2014

Gone Home coming to Wii U

Gone Home. It spawned the worst debate since, "Is it art?" the dreaded, "Is it a game?" Thankfully it lead to more thoughtful writing, too, outside of that human centipede.  It was previously announced for undisclosed co...

Steven Hansen



Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles officially unveiled for Smash Bros. photo
Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles officially unveiled for Smash Bros.
by Chris Carter

This morning's Japanese Nintendo Direct kicked off with a bang, officially unveiling Shulk in Super Smash Bros, set to hit the 3DS and Wii U later this year.

Following a leak that included the Xeno star, it looks like the other characters are going to follow at some point! Watch the video above for some footage -- he looks fun to play.

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1:00 AM on 08.29.2014

3DS, Wii U Capcom games on sale

A bunch of Capcom eShop 3DS and Wii U games are on sale until the morning of September 4.  Writing about Capcom just makes me want to replay every Clover game and Resident Evil 4. At least Mega Fans are getting good Mega Man alternates.

Steven Hansen