Features: Re-Releases, Remasters, and Remakes

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Let's get some R and R...and R

With the re-release of Pokémon Red and Blue on Virtual Console just two weeks away, we thought we'd take a look at the distinctions between re-releases, remakes, and remasters, as well as the perks of each category. Re-releases: As the name implies, a re-release is simply the original game released years later on a newer console.  The...

News: Next Splatfest Features…Pokemon Red Vs. Pokemon Blue

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Gotta splat 'em all!

Starting tonight, players can begin voting between Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue for an upcoming Splatfest for February 19th at 10pm Pacific, in celebration of Pokemon's 20th anniversary. Participating players will either sport a Pokemon Red T-shirt featuring Charizard or Blue shirt with Blastoise. Japanese players will get exclusive voting...

News: Check Out The Nindies Love You Two-Week Promotion

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Falling in love again

One of the major components of this week's eShop update is the Nindies Love You sale. From today until February 25th, a contingent of indie titles on Wii U will be up to 50% off their normal rate, with the selection varying around the world in all Nintendo regions outside of Asia. The list of games for North America can be found...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights for February 11th

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mmm, tasty!

The Wii U once again dominates the eShop lineup this week, with a 'odd' remaster, three handheld puzzlers, an indie sale, and more. Wii U owners finally get a port of Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, having been out on rival platforms like the PlayStation 4 since 2014. It brings to Nintendo fans a peculiar mix of puzzle-platforming and fart jokes. Of...

Features: A Balanced Perspective on Developmental Delays

Mr. Miyamoto -- rushed games quote
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hurry up and wait

Following a rumor that Star Fox Zero might be facing another developmental delay, fans are naturally starting to get antsy.  This of course is far from the first time a Nintendo game has been delayed: Zelda: Twilight Princess, the upcoming Zelda game for Wii U, and Pikmin 3 are just three examples.  While the wait is often difficult to...

News: CoroCoro: Volcanion Movie Introduces Brand-New Pokemon

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

It's Magiana!

February's issue of CoroCoro Magazine has leaked information about a brand-new Pokemon to be introduced this year. The upcoming 19th Pokemon movie includes a mysterious being called Magiana, classified as the Man-Made Pokemon. Henceforth, the new movie's full title features it front and center: Volcanion and the Exquisite Mechanical...

News: No Additional Smash Bros. Patches, Sakurai Going On Vacation

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Open and shut case

Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed in his Weekly Famitsu panel (via Source Gaming) that Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U will not receive any more balancing patches. Now that his work with the latest Smash Bros. is done, he'll be taking an extended vacation. Sakurai said that he did not bring fundamental changes to...

News: Star Fox Zero May Be Facing Extra Development Issues

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Motion controls are the main culprit

Star Fox Zero may be facing development issues that could affect its April 22nd release date. Despite a delay out of November 20th and the critical holiday shopping season last year, Liam Robertson of Unseen64 reports that Star Fox Zero is facing further troubles as it heads to certification ahead of its April release. The issue at hand...

News: Sonic Boom Developer Big Red Button Almost Closed After Game’s Release

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Saved by the Boom

2014's Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric was so bad it almost killed its developer. As part of a Polygon feature on the history of Sonic the Hedgehog, the CEO of developer Big Red Button Bob Rafei shared a few comments on the release of the studio's Sonic Boom and how it impacted SEGA and its future. Rafei revealed that Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric...

News: Kimishima: Major Unannounced 3DS Games In The Works

New Nintendo 3DS XL
Monday, February 8, 2016

Tales from the investors Q&A

Nintendo is working on several major 3DS games yet to be announced, according to CEO Tatsumi Kimishima. Nintendo's latest investor Q&A revealed that the 3DS family has sold 20 million units in Japan and 54 million worldwide, which has encouraged the development of large-scale 3DS games that Nintendo isn't ready to announce yet. Such games...