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Infendo Review – Super Bomberman R

Make no mistake, this is a game with a lot of heart. There are plenty of little things I didn’t notice until the 5th time through a specific level. You can tell the development team had a lot of fun reinventing their characters, creating personalities for them and giving them each unique motivations, however two-dimensional, for their bombing antics. And in turn, that makes it a game worth playing...

Infendo Review – Super Bomberman R

Bomberman is a series that has stayed fairly true-to-form since its release in 1983 as a tech demo for Hudson Soft. That’s not to say the games haven’t evolved, as all games do, over time. But it wouldn’t be a stretch to say if you’ve played one Bomberman title, you should have a pretty good idea of what you’re getting into when you start a new game. In many ways, the same can be said for Super Bo...

Fantasy Life to feature online co-op, Streetpass features

With release dates in September (Europe) and October (North America) looming, details regarding LEVEL-5’s highly anticipated RPG/life simulation, Fantasy Life, have surfaced. While a fair bit of information has already been released, LEVEL-5 have now revealed that Fantasy Life will contain very broad online features. The first of many online features is Link Mode, a communication tool that c...

Splatoon announced for Wii U. Nintendo’s newest IP

Nintendo has announced a new IP for the Wii U, and it’s a multiplayer turf war that appears to be a cross between paintball and a little bit of Team Fortress (excuse the comparison, my fellow Valve fans). Titled Splatoon, the game will feature 4-player local multiplayer and 4v4 online. In the game, the main protagonist is a squid, but you will play as human characters in a battle to cover va...

Mario Party: Island Tour to feature extensive single-card multiplayer modes

Making up for its lack of online play, Mario Party: Island Tour will feature the most extensive single-card multiplayer mode of any Nintendo 3DS game released thus far. According to this morning’s Nintendo Direct, a single game card will allow up to four players to locally play all 7 of the game’s varied maps, all 80 of the mini games on offer, a Freeplay mode, and more. To encourage e...

“Be Together” – Super Mario 3D World commercial

Nintendo of America has revealed the first commercial for Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U. The commercial titled “Be Together” details the multiplayer aspects of the home console successor to the Mario 3D Land by showing a family working alongside each other in Mario’s newest adventure. As always, the commercial stresses for Nintendo catering to the casual and hardcore crowd j...

Single-Player Only Batman Arkham Origins on Wii U Discounted $10

  When Batman Arkham Origins releases on Wii U on October 25, it will cost $50. The $10 discount, however, comes at a cost: this tablet-enhanced version of Origins will not feature multiplayer. It’s a weird call. A decision made more bizarre when you hear the logic from publisher Warner Bros. in summer: “The team is focusing development efforts on platforms with the largest MP aud...

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon's 'ScareScraper' Multiplayer

Nintendo of America have released a new trailer for ‘Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon’, which is coming to the 3DS March 24th, supporting both local and online for its multiplayer mode.  The trailer is focused on the game’s multiplayer mode, ‘ScareScraper’, in which players explore a tower of ghost-filled rooms with each other, showing four players helping (or perhaps...

Katsuya Eguchi Explains Why Nintendo Land Does Not Feature Online Play

In my opinion, Nintendo Land is the perfect pack in game.  It gives us familiar characters, fun and quick mini games, as well as a great family experience.  What more could we ask for? Some have asked for online multi-player capabilities. It turns out, Nintendo Land was built for in “in home” play by design.  Producer Katsuya Eguchi says that the game was better suited to play in a roo...

Some Online Mario Kart (7) “WTF?!” Moments – For Your Pleasure (Part 1 of 2)

Don’t let the picture fool you. This isn’t about a simple Blue Shell, Lightning Bolt, or Bullet Bill crashing into you at the worst possible moment during an online race. That’s standard fare, after all. Everyone’s been down that road before. Oh, no – this is about those rare strings of events that take place both outside and within races which seem so…unfathoma...

Mario Sports Mix ready to set and serve on February 7th

Developed by Square Enix and published by Nintendo, Mario Sports Mix will debut on Wii this coming February 7th. The game will give players the opportunity to play basketball, hockey, volleyball, and dodge ball with all of your favorite Mario characters. You can compete as your Mii character, play local multiplayer with up to four people, and even online multiplayer with 2 vs 2 players (like Mari...

Cool-looking Wii headset sold separately for Call of Duty: Black Ops

For $25 bucks, this thing looks pretty cool (also available in white). Since the upcoming Call of Duty Black Ops for Wii supports both online multiplayer and voice chat, is this something you’d be interested in picking up? And are you buying Call of Duty: Black Ops? (It was one of my favorite games of E3, btw. New trailer after the break.)