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"We think that digital distribution of packaged software is only the first step in expanding our digital business," Nintendo's CEO said. Read more

TT Games announced the pre-order bonuses for Lego Marvel Super Heroes today, including an Iron Patriot mini-fig and a Spider-Man keychain. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Apr 29, 2013 5:30AM PDT

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon leads a week of lovely new releases, which also includes the PS3 Director's Cut of Deadly Premonition, mecha space shooter Strike Suit Infinity, and the PC editions of face-puncher Zeno Clash 2 and puzzle-platformer Fez. Read more

5th Cell is reportedly working on a new Scribblenauts game that will feature DC superheroes. It's said to be debuting at this year's E3, and coming for PC, Wii U, and 3DS. Read more

Nintendo will not have a "large-scale presentation targeted at everyone" for E3 this year, the company has announced. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Apr 24, 2013 6:10AM PDT

Playing video games without also experiencing a wide range of other arts leaves you a stunted and terrible person, so They say, but thankfully some novels are playable on your game devices and have pictures and everything. Publisher Aksys yesterday announced it's bringing visual novel Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi westward to Nintendo 3DS, to make you more whole by teaching a little something about love between a woman and a man. Read more

One of the biggest challenges of making a 2D Arkham game is adapting the "FreeFlow" combat system. Game director Mark Pacini says that Blackgate's combat needed to be built "from the ground up," and takes large inspiration from the 2003 Korean movie Oldboy. Read more

PS Vita allows users to easily capture direct-feed screenshots from the system. However, Nintendo 3DS is currently missing that feature. A new app released by Nintendo in Japan will introduce that functionality--but only in select titles. Read more

The Mario vs. Donkey Kong series was essentially Nintendo's take on Lemmings. For Mario and Donkey Kong, it seems that Nintendo wants to take on... Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Apr 18, 2013 11:00AM PDT

Although the 3DS port (handled by Monster Games) loses quite a lot of detail compared to the Wii original, the 3D effects are absolutely superb. This is definitely the technical showcase 3DS has been waiting for. Read more

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