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"The recent Zelda games have been rather linear as I thought players didn't like getting lost, wondering what to do, or where to go," Eiji Aonuma said. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Mar 13, 2014 8:00AM PDT

Shovel Knight's path towards a March 31 release date has been dealt a major blow, with all the trauma of a strike to the head from some sort of blunt gardening tool. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Mar 12, 2014 8:30AM PDT

Sonic Boom creative director Bob Rafei says that part of making Sonic into a western property is understanding that kids' pop culture requires a mixture of story and humor, and references shows like Adventure Time as examples. Read more

by Robert Workman, shacknews.com, Mar 11, 2014 9:00AM PDT

Every once in a while, publishers will prepare special editions of upcoming releases that differ by region. For instance, U.S. players would get some form of downloadable content and physical extras... Read more

Nintendo has opened an online hub for indie titles, raising visibility for what it boasts compose more than 1,000 indies available through 3DS and Wii U. Read more

Nintendo's servers will be undergoing a fresh bout of extended maintenance later this week, leading to some brief downtime for the Wii U and 3DS eShops. A separate piece of maintenance will also affect Pokemon X & Y later today, meaning you won't be able to utilize the game's online services until Tuesday morning. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 9, 2014 9:45AM PDT

Oh, happy days! Next week will finally bring the launch on Dark Souls II, on consoles at least. We're also seeing the PC and Xbox One launch of Titanfall, Yoshi's New Island for 3DS, TowerFall Ascension on PC and PS4, and oh, some other pretties too. Read more

Drinkbox Studios' lead designer Greg Lesky talks about some of the new changes made to Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition, including new moves, a toned-down final boss, and whether the game's changes will see the light of day on PC. Read more

A new trailer for Lego The Hobbit poses it as a swanky heist flick. Read more

Why was Watch Dogs delayed? Producer Dominic Guay says the last-minute delay happened because "we still could have shipped" the game on time. "It was not like we were failing miserably, the game didn't work, or it couldn't be played!" Read more

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