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MarvelousAQL Cancels European Release of Rune Factory 4

Japanese developer Neverland Co. announced in late November 2013 that they were filing for bankruptcy, despite great success with Rune Factory 4 in North America. Rune Factory, a spin off of the Harvest Moon series, combined the best of farming and dungeon crawling in one great title.

 

Nintendo News January

Nintendo continues to be busy in the early weeks of 2014 in both North America and Europe. All the details for these new game releases can be found on your Wii U or 3DS.

 

Nintendo sales for 2013

Nintendo announced yesterday that the Wii U and 3DS sales for fiscal year 2013, have slowed down significantly. So much so that they have had no choice but to revise system sales projections for the Wii U from around 9 million units to 2.8 million.

 
 

Classic Sonic hitting 3DS eShop

When you're talking gaming classics, there are few titles that actually manage to live up to that word. The medium just hasn't been around long enough, nor did it have the early popularity, to create the level of icon that early-ish film did. If anybody, Sonic the Hedgehog deserves to be one of those gaming icons, and his first adventure is coming to the 3DS eShop in the UK this week.

 

LEGO The Hobbit Hitting Stores Next Year

Warner Bros. have today announced LEGO The Hobbit, a new LEGO game based in the world of Peter Jackson's latest epic fantasy trilogy. If LEGO Lord of the Rings is anything to go by, there'll be more than enough reference to JRR Tolkien's one-film-max 1937 novel as well.

 

Bioshock, Grand Theft Auto V Highlight Spike VGX Awards

The nominees for Spike VGX awards have been announced, with Grand Theft Auto V receiving the most nominations. Formerly known as Spike Video Game Awards, VGX will take place on December 7th, this time giving the fans a chance to voice their opinion by voting for their favorites on the official website. Gamers will also be able to dictate the outcome of one category: “Most Anticipated Game.”  These Spike awards have always been hit and miss with the gaming crowd,…

 
 

Nintendo Pulls 3DS SwapNote Due To “Offensive” Material

Nintendo has pulled the SwapNote application from the 3DS due to users sending “offensive material.” The free app allowed people to send notes and photos to one another online, and apparently some of those using the program were being a little too naughty for Nintendo’s liking. Because of this, now SwapNote is no longer available worldwide, and it doesn’t seem likely that it will ever come back.  All users have been notified of this removal via a message that pops…

 

Pokemon DLC is Unlikely for X and Y

Pokemon X and Y have been out for a short while now, and it's no secret that the Poke-freaks out there have already managed to get through to the end. There's no doubt whatsoever that these people would consume every single piece of Pokemon content going, so it only makes sense that there would be DLC for X and Y, right?

 

UK Retailers Offering 2DS for £99

Select UK retail outlets are now selling the Nintendo 2DS for £99, according to a report from MCV. The best deal is at Argos, which not only offers the 2DS at the discounted price, but it comes with two extra games: LEGO The Lord of the Rings, and Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed. The sans 3D handheld can also be purchased for £99 online courtesy of Tesco Direct and Amazon. Those that prefer the brick and mortar experience can find this…

 
 

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Changed Due To 2DS

Eiji Aonuma, producer of Nintendo’s Zelda series, stated in a Gamespot interview that The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds had to be altered for the 2DS. The reason behind these changes is that, originally, some of the puzzles were designed to be solved by using 3D. However, when the 2DS was announced and then released, the developers had to make some changes to accommodate 2DS users. Here’s more of what Aonuma had to say on the matter:  “It’s…