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by Steve Watts,, Apr 30, 2012 11:00AM PDT

Nintendo has announced a new color of 3DS: the "Midnight Purple" version. It will launch May 20 alongside Mario Tennis Open. Read more

Capitalizing on the "huge success" of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, the prolific publisher of hedgehog has announced a sequel: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Apr 29, 2012 7:00AM PDT

Another week, another nice bag bag of new releases! Next week will bring games including Sniper Elite V2, Tera, Fable Heroes, Mortal Kombat on Vita, and the PC editions of Nexuiz and Port Royale 3. Read more

As expected, Nintendo plans on selling retail games digitally through the Nintendo Network. The first first-party game to be available at both retail and on the eShop will be New Super Mario Bros. 2. Read more

Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai hints at his plans to use the cross-platform nature of the upcoming 3DS/Wii U game to set it apart from the rest of the series. Read more

Nintendo has outlined its first ever annual operating loss, and detailed its plans for the coming year in terms of strategy and predicted sales. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Apr 24, 2012 7:30AM PDT

"Let's kick that ball!" The famous footie chant will once again ring out this fall, as Konami has announced PES 2013. The cheer rises from the terraces, "Kick it with your feet!" Read more

Nintendo announced two new Pokemon applications for the 3DS: Pokemon AR Searcher, and a premium Pokedex app. Read more

Join Garnett Lee on this episode of Shacknews Daily. Today’s stories: New Super Mario Bros 2 announced, Star Wars: The Old Republic fights to hold onto subscribers, and this week's new releases. Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Apr 23, 2012 2:00PM PDT

In ye oldene dayes, if a console game was broken, it was stuck that way forever. Or, in the case of the Nintendo 3DS, in ye moderne dayes too. Not for much longer, though, as the handheld is getting support for game patches in a firmware update this week. Read more

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