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We've raised our expectations for portable fighting games in the last decade, especially in the past year.The last time Namco brought Tekken to a Nintendo handheld, it produced 2002's Tekken Advance, which received praise from reviewers at the time but in hindsight was a poor facsimile of the conso...

February 22nd 2012 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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Well, the 3DS had a good run. Of all the NES games to spend time and money remaking in 3D, Nintendo has chosen its worst first-party game as the third 3D Classics release. That's right, Urban Champion follows Excitebike and Xevious in the 3D Classics line, coming to the eShop in Japan July 13, fo...

July 6th 2011 at 9:55am 0 Comments
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Two DSiWare shooters were on show at Nintendo's Q1 Media Summit -- X-Scape (left) and Metal Torrent (right). Both hail from different dimensions (of gameplay and graphics). I played them both, and you'll find my impressions beyond the break.

February 25th 2010 at 10:30am 0 Comments

There wasn't as much DSiWare stuff on display at Nintendo Media Summit as there was WiiWare, but Nintendo did announce three new games. Photo Dojo is Japan's Photo Fighter X, the bizarre two-player fighting game made out of your photographs. Metal Torrent, as you may have heard, is a localized versi...

February 24th 2010 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo of Europe just revealed that the wait for Endless Ocean: Blue World will, in fact, have a very specific end point: February 5. Not only does the diving exploration game arrive in Europe before North America's February 22 date, it comes with a different name: Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of t...

January 8th 2010 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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Aa Mujou Setsuna is something DSiWare has yet to see: a vertical shooter! The downloadable shmup, releasing in Japan on September 2, is listed as a Nintendo/Arika collaboration. Arika is responsible for various home ports of Cave shooters, including the DS Ketsui Death Label. Aa Mujou Setsuna has tw...

August 28th 2009 at 12:45pm 0 Comments

How is it possible to make an experience as truly expansive as 2007's Endless Ocean any more ... erm, endless? Crocodiles! It's the trailer for Endless Ocean 2, folks. No joke. So here's the thing -- we're not absolutely sure there weren't crocodiles in the first Endless Ocean, due to it's, ya kn...

June 6th 2009 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Click for full-sized image Nintendo announced a lot of games last night at their Japanese conference. Many of them, like Punch-Out!! here, were brand new. Some, like Supan Smasher and Cosmic Walker, we still don't know anything about. But we've got screenshots. So many screenshots. After the bre...

October 2nd 2008 at 5:40pm 0 Comments
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Well, it's a bit late for accurate estimation. Let's just say a lot of new games. And rather than write a separate post about each new game seen for the first time in this Nintendo media conference video, we'll just list out every new game we see in the order we see them, with a bit of description i...

October 2nd 2008 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Gaming is a hobby, but sometimes it can feel like a job. As developers try to boost replayability, your gaming commitments can become anxiety-inducing. Just ask anyone who dared to attempt achieving 100% of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. At first, it's a fun and wonderful romp through a vivid...

September 1st 2008 at 11:10am 0 Comments
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Arika's Ketsui DS is more than just a stripped-down "boss rush" version of an arcade shmup -- though it does seem to be a boss rush, judging from the website's description of the difficulty levels (which show different progressions of bosses based on the difficulty). It's being loaded with extra DS...

June 16th 2008 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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Now, this is something we can get used to. Both WiiWare titles and Virtual Console titles releasing together, side-by-side? Totally awesome, if you ask us. And, on top of it, both of Nintendo's services are hooking us all up with some solid downloads today. With it being a holiday and all, we're gl...

May 26th 2008 at 10:15am 0 Comments