If you’re curious as to what the remainder of 2013 has in store for Nintendo gamers, you’ll want to tune into the latest Nintendo Direct presentation - airing tomorrow at 3pm BST.
At 3pm UK time, Nintendo’s set to broadcast a brand-new Direct presentation worldwide, with Satoru Iwata and Shibata taking the centre stage in Europe to discuss release dates and other information for previously announced Wii U and 3DS games. Continue reading
The long-awaited EarthBound, which originally hit the Japanese market in 1995, is finally making its way to Europe for the first time. Confirmed during today’s surprise Nintendo Direct Mini presentation, the classic SNES title is available to download via the Wii U eShop in both Europe and North America now; alongside this week’s other new additions which include Donkey Kong for 30p, and WayForward’s original Shantae on 3DS. Continue reading
While those of us in Europe were sleeping, Nintendo revealed and aired a Japan-exclusive Nintendo Direct Mini (or Chotto Nintendo Direct) for those in Eastern parts of the world. Continue reading
Around the end of April, I logged into my various social network feeds ready to catch up on gaming news around the world. E3 was creeping closer and closer, and the rumors had started trickling in, some believable, some straight up lies, all hyping up my expectations for the showcase. Previous years had been a bit of a letdown, but I had forgiven and forgotten. We would soon hear new announcements. New gear, new tech, new games, new everything. Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo. “The Big 3″ were in my brain constantly. Would Microsoft’s next console finally get worldwide attention? Would the PS4 show why social integration into games mattered? And what of Nintendo, that glorious stallion? With the Wii U just released, what kind of conference would they have to hold to secure the attention of the masses? Continue reading
In the latest Japan-exclusive Nintendo Direct, new details emerged regarding Capcom titles Monster Hunter 4 and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies. While initially set for a ‘Spring’ release, the latest game in the will be released September 14th for 5,990 yen (roughly £39). Oh, and that’s not all – we were shown a brand-new trailer along with two exclusive Monster Hunter-themed 3DS XL consoles, which will come bundled with a copy of the game.
Today’s Nintendo Direct presentation has been relatively short, yet we’ve heard a couple of new release dates, and a totally unexpected partnership between Nintendo and SEGA! Read on for our round-up of today’s shenanigans. Continue reading
It’s hard to believe that the only Nintendo-developed titles to arrive on Wii U thus far have been New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendo Land. Thankfully, Game & Wario is set to rectify that in little over a month’s time, with a further selection of first- and third-party titles set to arrive over the spring and summer months. Continue reading
Level-5′s Professor Layton series has been an annual affair, first on DS, and now on Nintendo 3DS, for six years, with the final game in the puzzling prequel trilogy - Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy - arriving later this year.
Will we see the professor return on Nintendo 3DS next year? Unless Level-5 begins work on a new saga, or works with Nintendo to localise Professor Layton Vs. Ace Attorney, perhaps you’d like to see something a little different from Level-5 – maybe a Layton spin-off series on Wii U?
Sadly, the late 2013 release date for Azran Legacy only applies to Europe, as North American puzzle fans must wait until 2014 for their next Layton fix.
As with the Japanese bundle, it features a white system with small, coloured symbols on the exterior. It also comes with a digital copy of the game pre-installed on the bundled 4GB SD memory card.