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
Hyrule, its neighboring nations, and its parallel dimensions are filled with no shortage of remarkable enemies, ranging from cute and unassuming to pure nightmare fuel. When you step back and realize just how varied The Legen... more
Super Mario Land: 1989 launch title for the Game Boy and the weakest traditional Mario game in retrospect. You aren't going to find many players claiming this to be the best in the series, even though it was influential in th... 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
[Update: Telltale is mistakenly credited for the LEGO games in the source report, but it should be Traveller's Tales.]
French game studio Ubisoft released its fiscal year 2013 earnings earlier today, trumpeting its tidy profi... more
Last night we told you that the Max Factory figma Link and figma Samus figures are getting reprinted. The good news keeps on rolling on through as the Zero Suit Samus figure based on Metroid: Other M is also coming back!
The ... more
It's our old friends: Max Factory's figma Link and figma Samus! These sexy poseable figurines were all the rage when they released last year, and they quickly sold out. If you missed that window, it was off to ... 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
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
Wouldn't it be cool to own every Game Boy Advance cartridge ever? It's still one of my favorite systems, and I've become obsessed with owning as many carts as possible these last few years. Trips to Japan have me bringing bac... 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
Anybody test out the 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro yet? Is it the cat's knees and the bee's pajamas? How does it stack up to the original Circle Pad Pro?
For a certain set of Japanese gamers, the stock devices are hella weaksauce. Mo... more
It's been a while since we shared a piece from our artsy pal Zac Gorman, but his latest deserves your attention. Based on the famous opening scene from The Legend of Zelda, this comic turns what we thought we knew completely ... more
By the time Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is released, it will have been two and half years from the original's debut on the Wii. So what has changed in that time? Well, not a whole lot, and that's not a bad thing. Donkey Ko... more
Yesterday Nintendo announced a new Zelda game set in the same world of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. This sequel of sorts takes place in the Hyrule from the Super Nintendo era, and a user over on Zelda Informer com... 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
Wow Nintendo! Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo America, at the last possible moment swooped in during today's Nintendo Direct and announced a brand new title for the Nintendo 3DS: a brand new 3DS Zelda game!
It's based... more
New Yoshi's Island for the 3DS! New Yoshi's Island for the 3DS! Oh my God, you guys! Iwata dropped the bomb.
From the footage and screens, this new Yoshi's Island sequel will use all the same abilities as in past installments... more
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has shared new information about the upcoming Mario & Luigi sequel for 3DS. The story finds our heroes on Pi'illo Island, where Peach mysteriously gets sucked into Luigi's Dream World. To ... 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
That Link figma by Max Factory which went on sale last year? It is now garbage. Find the closest waste receptacle and chuck that sh*t in there with extreme prejudice. That Link on Epona statue by First 4 Figures? It doesn't e... more
Why didn't anybody tell me this book came out last month!? I've been waiting for this baby a whole year! Where's my wallet!?
Let me step back a bit: 31 Days of Zero Suit Samus is a collection of miniature comics depicting wha... more
Devil Summoner's Raidou isn't the only game star shrinking down to desktop warfare size! Also among Bandai's upcoming list of June toys is D-Arts Blastoise, ready to burst at an even lower price tag of ¥3800 (~$41).
The D... more
Pokémon plus Nobunaga's Ambition? That's hot. Pokémon plus The Legend of Zelda? Why hasn't this happened yet!?
Artist Finni Chang decided to recast Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf as Pokémon trainers with appr... more
Two new 3DS flavors will release in Japan on March 20, Nintendo revealed: Light Blue and Gloss Pink.
The new colors apply to the original 3DS design, and come packed with a 4GB SDHC memory card instead of the traditional 2GB ... more
8bit Ego artist Josh Summana, who recently shared a time-lapse video of his killer Donkey Kong painting, has clued me into a new piece as part of his "Heroes" line. If you haven't already, do check out his "Villains" line as... more
The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is an incredible book. So incredible, in fact, that at least one unscrupulous person tried to capitalize on demand by scalping numerous copies of the book's Limited Edition -- that guy wis... 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
The "Ear of Luigi" continues!
This summer, a new entry in the Mario & Luigi RPG series will head towards the 3DS. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team will put the green second banana into the limelight, as Mario will be invadin... more
In the fashion world, "retro" is in. I should know because I am a fashionista because I've been playing a lot of Style Savvy: Trendsetters on the 3DS, so I'm up on my sh*t. You couldn't be a more fashionable guy than me.
So w... 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
Having just picked up the PC port of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, I'm a bit late to the party, but not unfashionably so. There is, after all, still the pending 3DS version of the rather wonderful kart racer, to s... more
After the announcement of an upcoming Xeno-series game from Monolith Soft for the Wii U last month, I had everything I needed from them for this year. But today a surprise pops up -- another potential Monolith Soft game for 3... more
I'm convinced that artist Zac Gorman is an Emotion Lord. How else can he play with our hearts and minds if not through the power of fifth-dimensional manipulation? Consider his recent Pikmin comic, in which he turns a bright ... more
Damn, Donkey, you so fine! Maybe peel my banana sometime!
Artist Josh Summana has been creating wonderful pieces like above and filming the process for his media company 8bit Ego. He's got a whole mess of these dudes, such a... 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
Luigi's Mansion launched with the GameCube to little fanfare, oft forgotten by all but its most ardent fans. When news of a 3DS Luigi’s Mansion dropped out of the blue, it reinvigorated this base, but news since has be... 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
Nintendo has provided a closer look at the three starter Pokemon and two legendaries revealed for Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. Check out the gallery for screens and art showcasing Fennekin, Chespin, Froakie, Yveltal, Xerneas.&nbs... more
Nintendo Force magazine, which was only publicly announced a few weeks back, officially launched yesterday, January 11. If you'd like to score yourself a copy of the debut issue, head on over to the Nintendo Force page and cl... more
[Update: Nintendo of America has confirmed the bundle for the US and Canada.]
Many moons ago, Japan got a limited edition Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS system bundle, and man, is it sexy looking. Well, if you don't live in Japan... more
Pokemon X and Y were just announced yesterday and in that time there's already a TON of fan art on the new Legendary monsters and the three starter Pokemon: Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie. People are even imagining what their... more
If you're growing impatient over the release of fitness game Wii Fit U, know that it's still on track for a 2013 release. Satoru Iwata gave the game a quick blurb in this morning's Nintendo Direct presentation to let us ... more
Nyko's product line-up for the Wii U sounds surprisingly useful (well, some of it). The major accessory of the group, the UBoost ($19.99), clips on to the system's GamePad and can "prolong playtime upwards of 10 hours." It ha... more
On the left is Nintendo Power #1. On the right is the final issue, #285. Wow. Bravo.
We were hoping to wait until the mag hit newsstands on December 11, but since this photo of its cover has been making the rounds all day, we... more
["Mario Kart Underground" by El-Cid]
If you bought a 3DS or a 3DS XL during this past week, thinking you were scoring a good deal, I hope you held on to that receipt.
htz from Cheap Ass Gamer has learned that a blue 3DS XL bu... more