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Pokemon + Nobunaga's Ambition announced for Nintendo DS

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 19, 2011 8:45am PST

Pokemon + Nobunaga's Ambition is a new game announced for the Nintendo DS that combines Nintendo's cuddly pocket monsters with Tecmo Koei's strategy franchise based on feudal Japanese history.


"Iashuka Honda, Prepare the cannons! And the Charmanders, for battle!"

- Shyssiryxius see all 5 comments

MobyGames Classic: Chrono Trigger community stories

By Shack Staff, Dec 17, 2011 2:30pm PST

Shacknews readers share their own stories revolving around the classic Chrono Trigger, the latest game inducted into the "MobyGames Classic" series on Shacknews.com.


MobyGames Classic: Chrono Trigger

By Shack Staff, Dec 14, 2011 4:30pm PST

MobyGames.com Classic returns with the Chrono Trigger, the beloved 1995 role-playing game for the SNES that has since seen numerous re-releases on multiple platforms.


"Ok that's fair, but it still makes no sense that I can run a 3D rpg like Chaos Rings but not this."

- DiscW see all 42 comments

Xbox 360 sells 1.7M, PS3 up 70% and 3DS hits 795K in November

By Xav de Matos, Dec 09, 2011 5:20pm PST

Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo have provided some insight into the month of November as it pertains to hardware sales for each company. Microsoft was top, pushing an impressive 1.7M units out the door.


The Amazing Spider-Man teaser-trailer released

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 07, 2011 2:15pm PST

Beenox Studios has released a teaser for the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man, which ties-in to the upcoming feature film, and boasts the return of open-world web-slinging.


"meh, too many spiderman games have been hit and miss, and my backlog is too big anyways."

- soundcreepy see all 7 comments

Nintendo promises continued support for DS, Wii through 2012

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 01, 2011 9:00am PST

With 3DS sales finally hitting their stride, isn't it time for Nintendo to sunset the aging dual-screen platform? And, what will happen to Wii support, with Zelda finally released, and the Wii U on the horizon?


Professor Layton 3DS hitting Europe in 2012

By Steve Watts, Nov 18, 2011 2:45pm PST

A trailer for the European version of Professor Layton and the Last Specter teases a 3DS Layton game to hit next year. Since Layton games tend to come to North America before Europe, this probably means we'll get Mask of Miracle sometime in 2012.


Nintendo says 3DS on pace to 'surpass' first-year DS sales

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 11, 2011 3:30pm PST

Nintendo has announced that the 3DS has reached 1.65 million units sold in the US, and is "posed to surpass first-year sales" of the original DS.


"(Not saying the 3DS is a turd, just that it hasn't met expectations.)"

- Rice-Rocketeer see all 4 comments

Report: Smartphones overtake handhelds in portable game revenue

By Steve Watts, Nov 09, 2011 12:00pm PST

A new study suggests that iOS and Android games have taken increased their mobile market share 30% in only two years, eating heavily into the business of the DS and PSP


"Yes, but that could easily have been developed for smartphones."

- master_disaster_17 see all 19 comments

Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary available today

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 28, 2011 7:15am PDT

As part of its ongoing 25th Anniversary celebration, Nintendo is releasing The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition today as a free DSiWare download.


"Though it does say Like the original Four Swords, the game allows four players to play ..."

- one random winner see all 9 comments

Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary releases September 28

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 13, 2011 6:45am PDT

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition will be available as a free DSiWare download beginning September 28th.


"Fucking finally!!!! I've been waiting and waiting and waiting...."

- m0rfus see all 7 comments

Metallic Rose DSi XL coming September 18

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 09, 2011 6:30am PDT

Nintendo of America has announced a new addition to the DSi XL family, set to arrive in North America on September 18th.


Aliens: Infestation dated for October in North America

By Steve Watts, Aug 29, 2011 3:00pm PDT

Aliens: Infestation will release on September 30 in Europe, and October 11 in North America.


"If this is a metroidvania Aliens game like I've heard then color me excited."

- Topsiderover see all 2 comments

Professor Layton and the Last Specter coming in October

By Steve Watts, Aug 29, 2011 12:15pm PDT

Professor Layton and the Last Specter will release in North America on October 17. The prequel features a separate RPG called "Professor Layton's London Life" as a bonus.


"Don't you know that they already made one movie in Japan about Layton. Same animations and ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 14 comments

Max and the Magic Marker coming to DS

By Steve Watts, Aug 15, 2011 1:15pm PDT

Max and the Magic Marker is making the trip to the DS this holiday season in North America.