Although it isn't confirmed, if Cranky Kong is going to be the fourth final character for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Nintendo isn't doing anything to hide that fact -- at least, in Europe they aren't. The European ... more
Okay so I'm putting the cover art for the Super Mario 3D World OST below because there's a spoiler with the fifth playable character that was revealed yesterday during the Nintendo Direct. It's not really a spoiler, but appar... more
This game. This marvelous game. It's no secret that a bunch of us are looking forward to Super Mario 3D World more than anything else in 2013. Years of New Super Mario Bros. titles have numbed my mind -- I'd forgotten what N... more
Nintendo has rounded up a new handful of concept art from the upcoming (just a few more weeks!) The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds to give all of us a peek into the vision behind the game. Yet again, we're presented w... more
A hacker by the name of Smealum appears to have discovered some new Pokemon and Mega Evolutions including three event legendary Pokemon: Diancie, Volcanion, and Hoopa.
In an effort to keep this all a surprise for those who wi... more
Kotaku received some pictures of what appears to be a Luigi-themed 2DS. I want it. It's a simple white with green trimmings (buttons and so on) and a Luigi etched into the back. It's a lot cleaner than the cool, but busy Luig... more
I don't know if it's the comparatively yawn-inducing New Super Mario Bros. games that have me so excited for Super Mario 3D World, or the thought of getting more use out of the Wii U. Either way, I'm in the mood for more imag... more
Those of you in the UK that have yet to get a Wii U might have some good incentives to finally get one with the holidays looming. Nintendo has announced three new Wii U bundles, the best of them being this New Super Mario Bro... more
In videogames, and Mario games especially, we rarely think of death in the same way we would in a real world context. Touching goombas may be hazardous to an Italian plumber's health, but even after all lives are lost and the... more
I played Super Mario 3D World at E3 this past year and for whatever reason it just didn't interest me at all. Yeah, it's neat and it's about time they made a 3D Mario game with mulitplayer, but the demo made it feel like yet ... more
Alright, fence sitters. It's time to decide your Pokemon X & Y starters. A bunch of Pokemon news has leaked, seeping into every orifice of the Pokemon Reddit. One such leak that is not a pokemon that looks like a key ring... more
Sorry, I got a little carried away earlier today. Let's try again, shall we?
Sonic is returning to the Smash series and will be trading blows with Mario as well as the other blue boy, Mega Man. Sonic vs. Mega Man... f... more
Here's a question: why does Peach have to wear tights to ice skate while Bowser gets to go bare-bottom? They have lots of dumb laws over in Sochi. Maybe a 'dinos must not wear pants' law is also in place.
We learned from thi... more
The official Super Smash Bros. website has been updated, and a new challenger has appeared -- Toon Link! That brings the total cast so far for the Wii U and 3DS games up to 16 combatants, coming off the recent reveal of Princ... more
Nintendo has listed some new Wii U bundles on its website. The one for consumers in Japan, anyway. The 32gb consoles are slated to come out October 31. In a bit of nice news, you (well, Japanese consumers and intrepid importe... more
With each new generation of Pokemon, there are fans who long for past designs, while others embrace the newcomers -- or at least attempt to. I've always tried to celebrate the individual Pokemon designs rather than judge them... more
When I was playing Pokemon X and Y earlier this week, I also got to check out the X and Y themed 3DS XLs we previously reported on. Smudged them up real nice with my greasy fingerprints.
While I like the more muted, but still... more
"Groom your Furfrou into different looks."
So that's what the kids are calling it these days? That latest batch of 'mons for Pokemon X and Y revealed in CoroCoro can now be seen in all their glory thanks to some official ass... more
I'm slowly recovering from a wild and crazy PAX weekend. I've been to PAX East twice in the past, but this was my first time attending Prime. It was beyond a doubt the most emotionally polarizing con I have ever attended, fil... more
While it wasn't necessarily available for public play, Nintendo did bring a couple of their newly announced 2DS game systems to PAX Prime this week to show off to media.
I was totally surprised at just how small and lig... more
As you have have heard, Nintendo debuted one of their first major DLC campaigns on the Wii U in June in the form of New Super Luigi U, but that version was digital-only, and it required a copy of New Super Mario Bros. U. Well... more
Last month, digital artist Mikaël "Orioto" Aguirre made this happen. Now this is happening.
Orioto is a classy fellow, and a classy game deserves to be treated like a classy lady. His Super Mario Bros. 3 fresco gives you... more
A new trailer for Sonic Lost World has surfaced, running through a list of features previously not seen. Sonic skates on icy surfaces, and Sonic 3 elemental shields like bubble and lightning can be shared via Miiverse, as ca... more
Two major things distinguish the 3DS and Wii U versions of Smash 4: the levels, of which there will be a different set for each platform, and the bold outlines on the 3DS character models. The logic behind the latter design c... more
Considering all of the other platforms Retro City Rampage is available on, it only seemed like a matter of time before it would end up on 3DS. In a list of games playable next week at PAX Prime, Nintendo outed the existence o... more
Pokemon X and Pokemon Y are currently playable in Japan at the Pokemon Game Show. We got a look at the same hands-on demo, minus the 10 minute time limit and the assuredly hours-long line.
The demo opens with you as a rand... more
Following our coverage of the recent Pokemon X and Y info dump from CoroCoro, The Pokemon Company has come out with official art and some additional details on how the games' new Mega Evolutions will work. The biggest thing ... more
Nintendo's latest fiscal report is not all that hot. But the general annual report does a much better job of putting a positive spin on the company's present and future.
The first dozen or so pages of the report are incredibl... more
Precursor Games, a.k.a. the ghost of Silicon Knights, is still trying to get Shadow of the Eternals off the ground, hoping to attract Kickstarter backers with the promise of David Hayter's gravelly pipes. However you feel tow... more
As we near the impending release of Pokemon X and Y, Nintendo has started rolling out more information gradually. Today, we've learned that your new mentor will be Professor Augustine Sycamore, who tasks you with filling up ... more
We all know it was coming. A new piece of Pokemon-themed hardware always accompanies a new game release, and now, we have pictures of the new blue and gold 3DS XLs -- and they're looking pretty damn sweet. They're only confir... more
It isn't long until Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies shows up in the 3DS eShop this fall, so the Capcom Unity blog has put up some new screenshots, as well as bios for characters both old and new. Check out that ... more
After Wii Sports, which had the benefit of being bundled with all non-Japanese Wiis for the longest time, Mario Kart Wii is the best-selling game for Nintendo's white wonder -- it's moved over 34 million units as of this past... more
Captain N: The Game Master is a show that simply couldn't exist today. A gathering of videogame heroes and villains from all your favorite NES games, of both the first- and third-party variety, interacting and going on advent... more
If you are a Wii U owner and possess a copy of New Super Mario Bros. U, you've probably downloaded New Super Luigi U from the eShop already. That, or you are waiting on the limited edition retail release in the coming months... more
The fourth Smash Bros. was only announced last week, but fans the world over have already contributed a wealth of art based on the three new characters. However, Japanese art community pixiv has taken a particularly big shine... more
Funny thing about the 3DS demo stations at this year's and last year's E3: they were mobile. And I don't mean they were attached to rolling podiums. Nintendo hired a bunch of girls to walk around the floor with 3DS units fast... more
Yoshi's New Island is shaping up to be a crappier-looking retread of the original Yoshi's Island, and some folks worry that The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will likewise compare unfavorably to A Link to the Past. I... more
I don't know what I was expecting with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. It's.. The Wind Waker... in HD. Surprise, surprise!
The GameCube original is such a great-looking game that holds up extremely well today, and it ... 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
In addition to a general overview of the localization process, the Pokemon Roundtable brought about some more pertinent info -- specifically, gameplay. The Player Search System (PSS) is new to Pokemon X and Y. It r... 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
The first 3DS entry to the pleasant Mario & Luigi series of RPGs was announced a few months ago during a Nintendo Direct, and now this morning's Nintendo Direct has brought us a new trailer. It's heavy on Luigi, as the t... 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
Oh man, this is simply delicious.
Look at all this wonderful art for the upcoming 3DS RPG, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. The M&L games have always had a very distinctive style compared to the mainline series, but the use... more
A lot of people assume that the Pokémon games are for kids because they tend to be popular with that demographic, but that's not necessarily the case. From the sounds of it, the first Pokémon was developed large... more
Today's Japanese Nintendo Direct had some pretty good news for fans of the Monster Hunter series, showing off a new video as well as announcing a release date. The video shows off some badass monsters that you'll be tac... more