Citizens of Earth 3DS Review: Excuse Me, Mr. Vice President!

by David Sanchez on March 9, 2015 @ 12:25 pm

After spending time with two different versions of Citizens of Earth, Exophase has the final word on Eden Industries’ quirky RPG. For more on the game, check out our previous review in progress. It’s worth noting that the Wii U […]


Citizens of Earth: Review in Progress (Wii U, 3DS)

by David Sanchez on January 23, 2015 @ 1:29 pm

As an EarthBound fan, it’s only natural that I jump at the opportunity to check out the latest RPGs influenced by Ness and company’s grand SNES adventure. Games like Cthulhu Saves the World and Boot Hill Heroes instantly spring to […]


Swords and Soldiers II Multiplayer Preview: It’s War!

by David Sanchez on November 12, 2014 @ 2:52 pm

The original Swords and Soldiers was a big hit when it launched on the Wii all the way back in 2009. The game subsequently hit a few different platforms, and it was most recently ported to Steam and the Wii […]


Lucina, Robin from Fire Emblem Bring the Fight to Smash Bros.

by David Sanchez on July 14, 2014 @ 12:47 pm

More characters have been confirmed for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U and 3DS. First off, Nintendo revealed that Lucine from Fire Emblem would arrive to its crossover fighting franchise. In addition, Robin will also make his […]


The Binding of Isaac on 3DS Still a Possibility

by David Sanchez on July 14, 2014 @ 11:54 am

For some time it definitely seemed as if The Binding of Isaac on the 3DS was never going to happen. While the game hasn’t been confirmed for Nintendo’s dual screen handheld, it’s become somewhat of a potential release for the […]


Sakurai and Miyamoto Previously Discussed Pac-Man for Smash Bros. Brawl

by David Sanchez on July 5, 2014 @ 10:20 am

Pac-Man was the big reveal for Super Smash Bros. at this year’s E3. However, you may not have known that the yellow spherical character’s inclusion in the series was previously discussed within the Nintendo offices prior to the upcoming game. […]


Nintendo of Europe Lets Go of 130 Employees

by David Sanchez on June 7, 2014 @ 9:42 am

Hard times are affecting Nintendo’s European arm as the company is letting go of 130 employees in its German offices and shutting down an entire warehouse. Ouch! As indicated by GamesIndustry International, the Großostheim office will close down in what […]


Shovel Knight Digs Its Way to Launch This Month

by David Sanchez on June 6, 2014 @ 9:14 am

Yacht Club Games has revealed that its upcoming retro-flavored project Shovel Knight will be launching on June 26. The announcement was made on the game’s Kickstarter page yesterday. I’ve been keeping tabs on Shovel Knight, and I’m glad to see […]


Story of Seasons Is the Next Harvest Moon

by David Sanchez on May 31, 2014 @ 2:48 pm

It may not bear the Harvest Moon name in its title on account of Natsume not being involved, but Story of Seasons is very much in line with its predecessors. The game, which is coming to the 3DS sometime this […]


Hyrule Warriors to Get Post-Launch DLC

by David Sanchez on May 27, 2014 @ 12:02 pm

News recently surfaced regarding the weird yet intriguing mash-up Hyrule Warriors. As specified on GameCity (thanks, Destructoid!), the upcoming Dynasty Warriors/The Legend of Zelda project will receive some DLC following launch. Details regarding the add-on content are mostly under wraps […]


Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Hitting 3DS Later This Year

by David Sanchez on May 7, 2014 @ 9:40 am

Despite kicking the day off with some fairly bad news, Nintendo also revealed something pretty awesome. That’s right, it’s more Pokemanz, you guys! Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire have been confirmed by Nintendo, and the dual-release titles will […]


Nintendo Reports $230 Million Loss in Sales

by David Sanchez on May 7, 2014 @ 9:10 am

Things are a bit ugly for Nintendo as the company has reported quite a hefty loss in its latest earnings report. As of the end of the fiscal year, March 31, the Wii U and 3DS manufacturer is reporting a […]


Sonic Lost World: The Legend of Zelda Zone Review: A Nice Hyrulian Treat

by David Sanchez on April 21, 2014 @ 1:33 pm

Sega went in a distinctly different direction with Sonic Lost World. While a lot of the series’ familiar trappings are present — you’ve got annoying characters, lame cutscenes, and high speeds — the way that the game presents its mechanics […]


Assassin’s Creed Is Ubisoft’s Best-Selling Franchise, But You Probably Already Figured

by David Sanchez on April 21, 2014 @ 9:12 am

Ubisoft’s corporate website is listing some pretty interesting numbers. Specifically, the page reveals the company’s top selling franchise. Yes, it’s Assassin’s Creed. Collectively, the series has managed to hit 73 million units — an impressive feat, no doubt. Second place […]


Retro City Rampage on 3DS Rakes in More Revenue Than Xbox 360 Version, Patch Adds More Features

by David Sanchez on April 7, 2014 @ 10:22 am

Retro City Rampage has found a nice a home on the 3DS. After creator Brian Provinciano decided to undertake the task of rebuilding the game for Nintendo’s dual screen handheld, it was hard to tell if all of that effort […]


Sonic Lost World Gets Zelda DLC (Complete with Aggressive Cuccos!)

by David Sanchez on March 27, 2014 @ 6:57 pm

After receiving its first bit of Nintendo-flavored DLC back in December with Yoshi’s Island Zone, Sonic Lost World (which we were quite fond of) has now gotten yet another dose of add-on content. Dubbed The Legend of Zelda Zone, the […]


Aztez Bringing Brawling and Strategy Together on Xbox One, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U and PC

by David Sanchez on March 18, 2014 @ 10:56 am

The two-man studio at Team Colorblind is currently toiling away on a brand new game for (inhale) the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Vita, Wii U, PC, Mac, and Linux (exhale). Titled Aztez, the game features a combination of fast-paced beat […]


Costume Quest 2 Goes on the Hunt for Even More Candy on Consoles, PC

by David Sanchez on March 13, 2014 @ 5:35 pm

As someone who fell in love with the original Costume Quest, it brings me great joy to report that publisher Midnight City has announced the return of the series with Costume Quest 2. Double Fine is bringing back the first […]


Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Sells 130k in Eight Days, Boosts Wii U Sales

by David Sanchez on March 13, 2014 @ 5:13 pm

Nintendo issued a press release announcing that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze had managed to sell over 130,000 units in eight days following its launch last month. These sales figures include both retail and digital copies of the Kongs’ latest […]


Ubisoft Montreal Explains Watch Dogs Delay

by David Sanchez on March 11, 2014 @ 2:20 pm

Following an unexpected delay, Ubisoft’s latest franchise Watch Dogs is now set to debut on May 27. Speaking on the Ubisoft blog, Senior Producer Dominic Guay explained exactly what the reason was for pushing the debut game back. As it turns […]


Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Announced for Xbox One, 360, PS4, Wii U

by David Sanchez on March 6, 2014 @ 11:05 am

Developer Drinkbox Studios is prepping its acclaimed 2013 brawler Guacamelee for release on a handful of new platforms after finding initial success on the PlayStation 3, Vita, and Steam. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is headed to the Xbox One, […]


Watch Dogs Gets May Launch Date

by David Sanchez on March 6, 2014 @ 6:48 am

Following leaked info surrounding the launch for Watch Dogs courtesy of GAME (Man, those guys are getting into the habit of doing that, eh?), Ubisoft has made it official by confirming the rumored May 27 release date. A post on […]


Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Review: Always Trust a Tie-Wearing Ape

by David Sanchez on March 3, 2014 @ 9:12 pm

I don’t say this often because it’s not something I genuinely feel when I play many games these days, but I sincerely hope that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is some four-year-old kid’s first game. Super Mario Bros. was my […]


3DS XL Now Comes in Yoshi’s New Island Flavor

by David Sanchez on March 3, 2014 @ 11:37 am

Once again, Nintendo is releasing a custom handheld. This time, it’s the Yoshi’s New Island 3DS XL. Look at it! It’s so nice and green! And it even has Yoshi running on it, having unknowingly laid an egg. Or maybe […]


Wii, DS Online Functionality Will End in May

by David Sanchez on February 27, 2014 @ 11:54 am

Nintendo will soon terminate its online services for the Wii and DS. According to a report from the company, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection services for the two systems will cease to operate beginning May 20. Online multiplayer and leaderboard components will […]


Waluigi Will Be in Super Smash Bros., But Only as an Assist Trophy

by David Sanchez on February 27, 2014 @ 6:54 am

I know a lot of people aren’t very fond of Waluigi. After all, it’s easy to see him as a knock-off of one of Nintendo’s poorest characters. That said, I like the dude, which is why it’s kind of a […]


Persona 5 Coming to North America in 2015, Plus a Bunch of Other Persona Series News

by David Sanchez on February 26, 2014 @ 6:55 am

After previously being teased for a 2014 launch in Japan, it looks like Persona 5 has now officially been confirmed for a North American release on the PlayStation 3. Sadly, that’s all we know for now, but hey, we’ll take […]


Octodad: Dadliest Catch Could Land on PS4 in April, News on Other Platforms

by David Sanchez on February 23, 2014 @ 10:41 pm

Octodad: Dadliest Catch may hit the PlayStation 4 sooner rather than later. According to a tweet from developer Young Horses, April is the studio’s goal, though nothing is set in stone. Additionally, Young Horses is looking into releasing Dadliest Catch […]


Conker’s Bad Fur Day Dev on Nintendo and Microsoft

by David Sanchez on February 23, 2014 @ 10:16 pm

The latest issue of Nintendo Force Magazine (as shared by Destructoid) features quite the telling interview with Chris Seavor, who previously worked on Conker’s Bad Fur Day. The dev shared some of his experiences as a Rare staff member, delving […]


Retro City Rampage Dev: 3DS Version Is ‘Doing Great’

by David Sanchez on February 23, 2014 @ 1:27 pm

Retro City Rampage DX has been doing quite well for developer Vblank Entertainment since launching on the 3DS on February 6. When asked by Destructoid on Twitter how sales were going, creator Brian Provinciano replied that the game had found […]


Diddy Kong, Little Mac Knocking Fools Out in Super Smash Bros.

by David Sanchez on February 22, 2014 @ 1:01 pm

Donkey Kong isn’t the only member of the Kong family with something going on this week. The tie-wearing ape’s little pal Diddy Kong is also in the news, as he’s been revealed to be the latest addition to Super Smash […]


Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Out Now, Review in Progress

by David Sanchez on February 22, 2014 @ 12:42 pm

Looking for something to play on your Wii U? If so, you should know that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze hit Nintendo’s home console yesterday. The game, developed by Retro Studios, follows the formula set forth by 2010’s Donkey Kong […]


Year of Luigi Will Finally Comes to an End on March 18

by David Sanchez on February 19, 2014 @ 11:19 am

Never has a video game character deserved very little recognition like Luigi. Let’s be real here: Sure, he’s starred in some great games, but he’s kind of a pansy, and he’s not likable at all (except maybe a little in […]


Oh, look! The Home-Run Bat Is Returning in the New Super Smash Bros.

by David Sanchez on February 13, 2014 @ 6:52 am

Nintendo certainly likes to release tiny tidbits of info that just barely qualify as news. Case in point: the image above, taken from the upcoming Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U. In the screen, we can see Link taking […]


Rune Factory Team’s Next Project Is Forbidden Magna for 3DS

by David Sanchez on February 11, 2014 @ 11:17 am

Following the closure of Rune Factory developer Neverland Company, it seems a lot of the former staff is eager to work on a new project. Said project is an upcoming 3DS RPG titled Forbidden Magna, which was ever so vaguely […]


Recent Dreamcast Shooter Redux Could Hit Wii U, 3DS

by David Sanchez on February 5, 2014 @ 8:54 pm

It’s great when developers release games on defunct systems, isn’t it? I mean, the recently released shoot ‘em up Redux: Dark Matters gave Dreamcast owners another reason to fire up their ol’ Sega machines. Of course, that leaves a lot […]


Nintendo Looking Into GBA Games on Virtual Console

by David Sanchez on February 4, 2014 @ 11:12 am

Nintendo’s Virtual Console is a constantly undulating digital shop as far as content and quality are concerned. Sometimes we see good games get rereleased, and sometimes we see bad games get rereleased. Other times we see absolutely no games, which […]


Next Level Games: ‘We Are Doing Only Nintendo Products Now’

by David Sanchez on January 9, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

Next Level Games has become known for developing Nintendo-published products over the course of the last several years and console generations. The studio worked on Super Mario Strikers for the GameCube and its Wii sequel Mario Strikers Charged, and then […]


PES 2015 Confirmed for PS4 but Not Xbox One

by David Sanchez on January 9, 2014 @ 4:04 pm

If you dig soccer games but aren’t down with the whole FIFA thing, you’ll probably be interested to know that Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been confirmed for the PlayStation 4. As indicated on the series’ official Twitter account (via […]


Wii U, 3DS Versions of Smash Bros. Will Have Different Trophies

by David Sanchez on January 6, 2014 @ 11:01 pm

If you were wondering whether or not you should pick up both versions of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS, perhaps this latest tidbit of info will help you make up your mind. According to […]