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  • Blog Post: Celebrate July 4th With More Free Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate DLC

    If your July 4th plans include slaying some mighty beasts in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Capcom is offering up some extra goodies to aid you in your adventures. Previous DLC packs have included Legend of Zelda gear and Mario and Sonic costumes . The biggest addition in July? The highly coveted USJ Star... More
  • Blog Post: [Correction] Shovel Knight Getting Physical Retail Release In October

    Shovel Knight will be coming to retailers on October 13. The previously digital-only game is getting a case and a "lavish" instruction manual according to a post from Yacht Club Games. This retail edition includes the original campaign, the upcoming Plague of Shadows expansion, and a Challenge... More
  • Blog Post: Last Call: June Xbox Live Games With Gold And Club Nintendo

    Today is the final day of the first half of 2015. It’s also your last chance to get Xbox Live Games with Gold games and spend your Club Nintendo coins. For Xbox One users, you can grab Pool Nation FX (really, this is your last chance) and Massive Chalice. Xbox 360 owners can nab Thief. For next... More
  • Blog Post: Fire Emblem's Creators Considered Taking The Franchise To Modern Day Or Mars

    In the latest entry of the Iwata Asks series, the titular president of Nintendo speaks with Intelligent systems about the Fire Emblem series focusing specifically on Awakening and the game it almost became. There's a wealth of interesting tidbits in the interview, but one of the more interesting... More
  • Blog Post: Awakening Was Supposed To Be The Last Fire Emblem Game – Until It Sold Well

    In a recent Iwata Asks interview, Fire Emblem developer Intelligent Systems revealed it created Fire Emblem Awakening understanding it would be the last game in the series. The game sold well, despite expectations, and became the best-selling Fire Emblem outside of Japan. When the team started development... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: It's The Last Week To Use Your Club Nintendo Points

    Club Nintendo is getting disbanded, and everything goes down on Tuesday, June 30 – so make sure you use your points before then. There's a healthy collection of Virtual Console games to choose from for Wii, Wii U, and 3DS, including many classics. We actually curated a list of what we consider... More
  • Blog Post: Gunman Clive And Sequel Coming To Wii U In HD

    3DS platformers Gunman Clive and its sequel are heading to Wii U in an HD collection. Creator Bertil Hörberg announced the upcoming port on twitter, though he didn't have an exact release date. Btw, Gunman Clive 1&2 is coming to WiiU. I'm hoping to send the US version to lotcheck next... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Were Your Favorite Games Of E3 2015?

    E3 2015 has found its permanent place in the rear-view mirror. If you haven't done so already, you can check out our favorite games of E3 2015 in our annual "Best of E3" awards . Now, however, we want to know what you liked best at E3. Did the proven franchises like Halo, Uncharted, and... More
  • Blog Post: Chibi-Robo Doesn't Do Much Cleaning In Zip Lash

    I'm a fan of the 2006 GameCube game starring the titular Chibi-Robo. I was excited to see a new entry announced recently, but surprised at how different the game appeared to be from its original inspiration. My surprise was confirmed when I got my hands on the game at Nintendo's E3 booth and... More
  • Blog Post: The Nintendo Direct Is Live Right Now!

    Nintendo's show is underway, so come watch along with the G.I. crew! Click the banner below to watch Nintendo's show, and don't forget to stick around afterwards for the Square Enix press conference. We'll follow up both press conferences with post-show analysis of all the big announcements... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Has Sold 15 Million 3DS Handhelds In United States

    Nintendo has announced that 3DS sales in the United States have reached 15 million. This makes the handheld the eighth Nintendo system to reach that milestone. The 3DS was first launched in March 2011, but despite its extended length on the market, the handheld continues to find traction. Nintendo reports... More
  • Blog Post: Rodea The Sky Soldier Delayed For Both Wii U And 3DS, But Launch Edition Might Ease The Pain

    One of the Wii U's few third-party exclusives received a slight delay today. NIS Rodea the Sky Soldier has been bumped from its previous September launch date. The title will now be arriving on both Wii U and 3DS on October 13. To ease the pain, NIS has announced that each of the first-run versions... More
  • Blog Post: These Six Winners From The Pokémon Art Academy Competition Will Be Made Into Custom Pokémon Cards

    Today Nintendo revealed the six winning illustrations from the recent Pokémon Art Academy competition. The drawings, featured in the gallery below, were all created with the 3DS game Pokémon Art Academy. Of the winning six, half belong to the Dress-Up Pikachu category and half are from... More
  • Blog Post: Masahiro Sakurai Is Hosting A Smash Bros. Video Presentation On June 14

    Nintendo's E3 digital presentation is scheduled for 9 a.m. Pacific / 12 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, June 16. If you're a Super Smash Bros. fan, you'll also want to set your alarm clock early this coming Sunday. Game director Masahiro Sakurai will host a video presentation on June 14 at 7:40... More
  • Blog Post: Generator Creates Randomized Leaked E3 Nintendo Documents

    With a simple refresh you can create your own leaked document full of possible Nintendo titles to be revealed at E3 2015. When I visited the site ( which you can find here ) I got games like Metroid: Foot, a new game called Pelican Walrus, and Donkey Kong Mini-skirt to be presented by Satoru Iwata. I... More
  • Blog Post: Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight Will Feature Free DLC For A Limited Time

    Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight will be out in only a few months, and what better way to celebrate than with free DLC? Atlus has announced that four add-ons will be free following the release of Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold, but only for a limited time. One content pack will release every week... More
  • Blog Post: Monster Hunter X Unveiled For 3DS In Japan

    Capcom has revealed the next core entry in the Monster Hunter series with Monster Hunter X for 3DS. Currently announced only for Japan, Gematsu has a translated report from the the Monster Hunter meeting 2015. The game is due for release in Japan this winter and will include new super actions, weapons... More
  • Blog Post: Dr. Mario 3DS Simultaneously Announced And Launched In Japan

    During t his morning's Japanese Nintendo Direct , Nintendo revealed and released a new 3DS Dr. Mario title. The game offers typical Dr. Mario and gameplay, and also lets players play as Dr. Luigi, which has slightly different pill delivery. There are special items that can do things like remove rows... More
  • Blog Post: New Chibi-Robo Amiibo And 3DS Game Revealed For Japan

    Early this morning, Nintendo delivered a Japanese Nintendo direct that unveiled a number of games, includinga new Chibi-Robo. Unlike the GameCube title, the latest Chibi-Robo is a sidescroller, and it doesn't look like you're doing much cleaning. Instead you're using your power cord to grapple... More
  • Blog Post: Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition Heading To PC

    WayForward's pixelated platfomer that started as a 3DS exclusive before moving over to Wii U, is heading to PC. The version of the game that will be available on PC is the same as the Wii U version, subtitled Hyper Drive Edition, and it will be available some time next month. In the game, players... More
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