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Fire Emblem: Awakening went through some odd iterations on its path to development. The team considered setting it in modern day, in a fairy tale world, or on Mars. Read more

XSEED has announced it will be publishing several games in North America: Killer is Dead, Rune Factory 4, Valhalla Knights 3, Ys: Memories of Celceta, and Ys I & II Chronicles+. Read more

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says that third-party handheld development is waning in western markets, but still booming in Japan. As a result, the company plans to 'actively support' Japanese developers in bringing games to western markets. Read more

A new trailer for the next episode of Halo 4's Spartan Ops shows the situation aboard the UNSC Infinity getting more dire as the Prometheans gain ground. Read more

The Nintendo Network will be undergoing "emergency maintenance" starting later tonight and lasting through tomorrow. Certain online shops, games, and other services will be interrupted during the period. Read more

Disney Infinity discs will contain assets for the next 12 months of content plans, which means hackers may spoil future movie PR plans. Read more

Resident Evil: Revelations is getting ported to the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U on May 21. It will sport HD visuals, a harder difficulty level, and Hunk as a playable character. Read more

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon will feature a local multiplayer mode, though Nintendo is notably vague on what that means. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Jan 21, 2013 9:00AM PST

Project X Zone is coming to 3DS this summer. The tactical RPG takes characters across multiple franchises from multiple publishers: Capcom, Sega, and Namco Bandai, making it one of the most exhaustive cross-overs ever created in video games. Read more

Nintendo has outlined release dates for several 3DS games, including Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Etrian Odyssey 4, and Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins. Read more