Level-5 have been sitting on a western release for their Yo-Kai Watch franchise for some time. There were a lot of reasons for this, chief among them being just how steeped in Japanese culture the series is – indeed, Yo-Kai Watch has achieved the same kind of towering popularity in its homeland that the now-waning Pokemon did on release. Nintendo got on board with Level-5 to localise the first game in the franchise, no small task. The result is something that, while still very Japanese, is actual pretty special. Continue reading Video Games Review: Yo-Kai Watch (3DS, 2015)
The final Nintendo Direct episode for 2015, focused solely on Super Smash Bros, just wrapped up. The presentation made a number of character and amiibo announcements, including the winner of this year’s Character Ballot. You can watch the full 30-minute video after the jump. Continue reading Bayonetta is coming to Smash Bros in February, new amiibo inbound
Lego Marvel’s Avengers needed to find a way to differentiate itself from not only its predecessor, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, but every other Lego game to date. If the game’s latest trailer is any indication, TT Games have found their in. Continue reading Lego Marvel’s Avengers isn’t messing around with its open world environments
Nintendo took a break from their regular Nintendo Direct announcement livestreams following the death of company president Satoru Iwata earlier this year. The broadcasts have returned with Nintendo of America President/loveable dork Reggie Fils-Aime at the helm, and man did they have some cool stuff to talk about. Continue reading Nintendo Direct returns! Cloud Strife comes to Smash Bros, Female Link and Zelda U news!
Dragon Ball Z’s place in pop culture in unquestionably prevalent. Its ability to crossover and interject itself into a range of mediums has been the reason for its longevity. It’s no surprise then then that its transition to video games is not only academic but highly welcome for a demographic that wants just that little bit more of their favourite anime.
Continue reading Video Games Review: Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (3DS, 2015)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert appears to be very keen on spotlighting events in video game culture as much as film, tv and music. Last night’s episode featured The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, a 54-piece orchestra, as the show’s musical guest and you can check out their amazing medley after the jump. Continue reading Stephen Colbert’s musical guest last night was a 54-piece orchestra playing a Legend of Zelda medley
Yo-kai Watch, the ridiculously popular Japanese franchise about catching invisible creatures that are definitely not Pokémon, will make its way to Australia this Christmas, launching on Nintendo 3DS on December 5 (and is playable at the Nintendo booth at the EB Expo this year!) Continue reading EB Expo 2015: Yo-Kai Watch coming to Australia December 5
Nintendo has announced its end of year line-up with a vast array of games, bundles and software for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Featuring Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox and Animal Crossing, Nintendo has a great list of upcoming releases featuring their most popular franchises.... Continue Reading
President of Nintendo Satoru Iwata has died aged 55. Nintendo confirmed his passing in a statement released earlier this morning. Continue reading Nintendo president Satoru Iwata dead at 55
The latest Australian Video Games release dates…... Continue Reading