Shantae Half-Genie Hero gets a release date

Categories: News, Wii U

According to WayForward’s Twitter account, Shantae Half-Genie Hero will be dancing its way onto North American shores on September 27th! Both physical and digital copies will launch at the same time, with retail copies selling for $29.99. It’s unclear at the time of this writing whether the price of digital…

Read More

Character Column: F-Zero’s Captain Falcon is sometimes fiery, sometimes cool, and always awesome

Categories: 3DS, News, Retro, Wii U

Welcome to the Character Column! Each week, I’ll be taking a look at a different character from Nintendo’s long and esteemed history, and I’ll analyze what makes them interesting, nuanced, or just plain memorable. Whether they’re heroes, villains or NPCs, I’ll explain why they deserve respect or love from the…

Read More

June’s Anime Loot Crate to feature exclusive Splatoon item

Author: Bryan Finch
Categories: News, Wii U

Loot Crate, a monthly direct-to-door box of nerdy collectibles, books, and clothing, has revealed the June theme for its “Loot Anime” crate: “Victory.” The box will have five exclusive items from sports and team-based competition series such as Free! and Yowamushi Pedal, but most interestingly will feature an item based…

Read More

Kirby’s Dream Land 3: Hand drawn heart

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: News, Retro, Wii U

The Super Nintendo was approaching the end of its console life and the N64 was already finding its way into players hands; HAL Laboratory decided to give Kirby another starring role on the SNES. As the last Nintendo published game on the Super Nintendo, Kirby’s Dream Land 3 was a…

Read More

Famicom style N-Zap coming to Splatoon

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: News, Wii U

The Japanese Splatoon Twitter account announced today that there will be a Famicom-style N-Zap coming to Splatoon in the June 7th update. The N-Zap ‘83 is shooter-style weapon, like its predecessors, and features the Point-Sensor as its sub weapon and the Kraken special.

Read More

Kirby Super Star: A deluxe collection

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: News, Retro, Wii U

Here we are at last, to what I consider the pinnacle of the Kirby series, and my personal favorite. Kirby Super Star saw the return of Masahiro Sakurai as director, and in the time between Kirby’s Adventure and this he managed to find a way to make a larger, more…

Read More

Shaun the Sheep heading to Super Mario Maker

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: News, Wii U

This is a bit different – after many, many Super Mario Maker mystery mushroom costumes based on popular Japanese characters and idol bands, a property from Britain is finally getting the spotlight: Shaun the Sheep. Originating in Aardman’s classic 1995 claymation The Close Shave, Shaun the Sheep has went on…

Read More