What is it with Sonic games on Nintendo consoles and levels constructed entirely out of sweets? Sonic Colors had Sweet Mountain, and Sonic Lost World has Desert Ruins -- that is "desert" with one "s," as in the hot and sandy ... more
You thought all that talk about paying attention to indies was just lip service, and that Nintendo wasn't going to follow through on support? You thought wrong! Nintendo is loving the indies at its E3 booth this year!
Mario ... more
In the opening moments of this year's The Wonderful 101 demo, I turned a stack of people into a giant fist in order to turn on a water valve. This valve sent water gushing down a water slide, and my crew and I rode the current and splashed into the pool below.
"What's Retro working on? A new Metroid? Zelda Wii U? Something entirely original?"
Those were the questions prior to E3. Turns out the secret project was yet another Donkey Kong Country sequel.
Don't get me wrong! Returns is friggin' amazing and Tropical Freeze is just as fun so far. I simply think Retro has so much more potential.
Never mind that, though. Tropical Freeze... it's pretty bangin'. more
No, it's not Galaxy 3 -- and I would have been upset if it was. Rather, Super Mario 3D World is taking the 2D-3D hybrid platforming of Super Mario 3D Land on 3DS, incorporating the multiplayer chaos of New Super Mario Bros. W... more
Nintendo sure has been sharing a lot on the great titles they have on the table for this year! From the return of Super Smash Bros. to the nostalgic feeling The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Nintendo is really hitti... more
[Update: Mega Man's character bio is up on the official Smash Bros. website.]
No doubt many of you have heard that Mega Man is invading the Smash Bros. universe in the next Super Smash Bros. game for the Wii U and 3DS. As yo... more
The E3 2013 Ubisoft press conference got off to an unusual start, but it wasn't long before the company made it to Rayman Legends which looks, simply put, phenomenal. We also got a nice CGI trailer that had me wanting anothe... more
Prior to the E3 festivities, Disney demonstrated the upcoming cash grab Disney Infinity to a room teeming with journalists. The focus of the event was on two of the in-game worlds plus the oft-touted Toy Box mode.
The first w... more
Assassin's Creed IV is going to feature a huge open world that you'll be able to explore seamlessly. There are only a few large locations that you'll have to load into, but everything else in the West-Indies Sea, spanning the... more
At first glance, Capcom's E3 2013 lineup feels lighter than expected. There's the usual Lost Planet 3, DuckTales: Remastered, Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, as expected. Yes, ... more
There aren't many games out there where you just know you're going to buy it after the second you see it in action. Rayman Legends is one such game, and I've played it on every platform it's coming out for now. Xbox 360, Pla... more
I got ridiculously excited when I saw the trailer for Sonic Lost World, but if the "Sonic Cycle" has taught us anything, it's that we should keep our expectations in check lest we disappoint ourselves for the umpteenth time. ... more
After years of waiting, the SNES underdog classic EarthBound is finally coming to the Wii U eShop in America and Europe. EarthBound is the second game in the Mother trilogy, though the other two have never officially made the... more
This trailer showing Splinter Cell: Blacklist's cooperative mode reminds me that, of all the things to get me interested in the game, it sure isn't the single-player campaign. Spies vs. Mercs and co-op, on the other hand, ha... more
Batman: Arkham Origins is a prequel in the Arkham franchise, following a Batman who's more myth than legend at this point in his crime fighting career. This is a younger Bruce Wayne, more agile in combat yet still equipped w... more
Luigi is rockin' it hardcore! The upcoming New Super Mario Bros. U expansion, New Super Luigi U, is ready to drop on eShop on June 20 for $19.99. Not only that, there will be a special standalone disc, which doesn't require y... more
Uggggh... a new Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics is coming to the Wii U. Why am I not surprised?
The game will take place in Sochi, Russia, the site of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, and will use a combination of Wii ... more
If you're a jaded hardcore gamer, and if you've ever complained that the new generation of "dumbed down" console gamers are the bane of life, prepare to feel justified. The arrival of Super Metroid on Wii U demonstrates the d... more
What makes a Pac-Man game a Pac-Man game? Perhaps I'm overthinking this. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures puts the iconic character in a story built off the animated television series of the same name, which makes a lot of... more
Confession time ladies and gents: I'm not a big Splinter Cell fan. I didn't much get into the first two, had an inexplicable obsession with Chaos Theory, largely passed on Double Agent, and only dabbled in Conviction.
A disgr... more
The next game to get the LEGO treatment is Marvel, and this new teaser trailer for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes shows off some of the 100 characters you'll be playing with. The teaser also ends with Galactus's giant shadowing ec... more
The Wii U version 3.0.0 update went live a short while ago, introducing a host of fixes and other significant tweaks. Of all the new features introduced, the one I'm most excited about is NO MORE OVERSCAN!!! WOOOOOOO!
That ma... more
Project TriForce is at it again, making detailed replicas of some of our favorite game items. Joining the M-3 Predator are three more full-scale replica weapons from the Mass Effect series, including the M-77 Paladin, the Get... more
Nintendo made Miiverse accessible via PC and mobile browsers yesterday, giving you the chance to interact with the (not so wide) Wii U online community while away from your console. But as Nintendo notes at the bottom of the ... more
Nintendo's fiscal year 2013 report was just released today, and the details are... well... umm... they're certainly something alright. Neither hot nor cold. Just... there.
For the year ending on March 31, 2013, Nintendo poste... more
Pikmin 3. August 4. Wii U, both retail and eShop.
Seems like so far away, right? Wasn't it pretty much finished? Wasn't it close to being a launch window title? Why push it back so far? Makes me worry about other games in a s... more
Even as a fan of the original cartoon as a child, I just couldn't get into the new Smurfs film, even on a base level. But WayForward maybe change that, at least in the videogame realm, with a The Smurfs 2 game based on the u... more
Last month, the Brazilian ratings board DJCTQ revealed that the SEGA Genesis platforming classic Castle of Illusion was coming to PS3, Vita, 360, and Wii U. Now, XBLA digital box art has appeared, indicating that a formal ann... more
Capcom announced today at PAX that Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara, its sequel, would be getting remastered into an HD double-pack for modern platforms.
These two four-player arcade brawler... more
[Update: Check out our Interview with WayForward]
In today's "unexpected, f*cking awesome" news, Capcom has announced DuckTales Remastered for PlayStation Network, Wii U eShop, and Xbox Live Arcade. WayForward is handling de... more
Nintendo has been trying its best to prove that its hardware is not just for children, but then things happen and it's back to the kiddie corner. The most recent roadblock has been a nonsensical eShop restriction that prevent... more
Leave it to Amazon to once again break a story well ahead of a publisher's official announcement. A new listing on the online retailer reveals Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut for Wii U is set to release on May 7. Rum... more
China made a knock-off a consumer electronics device? Whoa! Jane, get me off this crazy thing!
In truth, it's not surprising that the Chinese copied the look and style of yet another gaming console or portable -- anyone up f... more
How 'bout that Dusty Raging Fist, eh? Or the recently crowdfunded Cryamore, hmm? Seems like the Wii U eShop is getting some much welcome indie love even as big boxed publishers turn up their noses. Would anyone object to ano... more
Need for Speed: Most Wanted will be the first Criterion Games title to release on Nintendo hardware since Burnout 2: Point of Impact on the GameCube back in 2002.
Alex Ward, Criterion Games Vice President, said that's be... more
We still lack a Western release announcement for the "oh so horribly performing" Dragon Quest X, but Japan finally has a solid date for the Wii U version: March 30. It will cost ¥6980 (~$74) and include 20 free days of pl... more
A short while ago we informed you of the existence of a new Pokemon game in the Scramble line, called Pokemon Scramble U. Now, the official site is open for business, and hot damn is it adorable!
Most of the content is marked... more
Our friends across the pond were treated to a slightly different Nintendo Direct then we were. Amongst the European-exclusive announcements was a trio of hardware bundles for the upcoming Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Fire Em... more
Last month, Capcom announced the release of Resident Evil: Revelations for consoles and PC. Originally playable on the Nintendo 3DS, Capcom saw Revelations as a return to the series’ roots, and taking a step back from t... more
McFarlane Toys and Ubisoft are teaming up to produce a ton of Assassin's Creed action figures. Some of the first toys will be based on Haytham Kenway, and Connor from Assassin's Creed III. We can expect two Connor variants in... more
Some time ago, we got word that the first part of Assassin's Creed III's "King Washington" what-if add-on was being released on February 19. Now we know that Part 2 (The Betrayal) on will drop on March 19, and Part 3 (The Red... more
Sniper Elite V2, the stealth-action World War 2 sniper shooter that released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC last year, has been announced for release on Wii U, though no specified date was given.
“Sniper Elite is ju... more
Super spy Sam Fisher is back after saving the President in 2010's Conviction. Third Echelon has been dissolved, and in its place is Fourth Echelon. Yes, very original.
Sure, not the most creative name change, but there is ind... more
Call of Duty: Black Ops II? Yeah, it was pretty great. Treyarch really brought it with their latest shooter, implementing a ton of new elements to make a Call of Duty title fresh again. And it looks like they're continuing t... more
That the Darksiders games take more than a few cues from The Legend of Zelda -- and may possibly surpass it -- is a secret to nobody. What we were unaware of was that developer Vigil Games always had intentions of supplanting... more
Although you might have seen it already, here's a great picture of 2013's biggest releases, divided by their console/PC debuts, from internet user KingNL. This picture just encompasses releases on consoles and PC -- no portab... more
During this morning's Nintendo Direct, Iwata explained how Pikmin 3 would feature an in-game camera that allowed you to take photos from the Pikmins' point of view and share them on Miiverse. Meanwhile, some sample photos wer... more
[Update: Sorry! Didn't mean to suggest they were imports!]
As part of the Wii U Virtual Console, Nintendo will be running a special promotion in celebration of the Famicom's 30th anniversary this year. During a 30-day period,... more
There seem to be mixed reactions to Injustice: Gods Among Us, and while the roster has a few more Batman characters on it than I would have probably liked, it's still undeniably neat to see a game like this exist. We'll have ... more