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Super Mario Bros 2 is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console on Thursday for $4.99, Nintendo has announced. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, May 13, 2013 11:00AM PDT

A new Assassin's Creed 4 trailer schools viewers on the basics of the Golden Age of Piracy, before showcasing our new assassin hero fighting and plundering with the best of them. Read more

BioWare still isn't ready to reveal what the mysterious new Mass Effect game is, who it'll star, when it's set, or any of that, but has chatted a little about possible spin-offs. It did cram the fictional world full of an awful lot of detail, after all. Sadly, the mere fact that PR didn't forbid people from musing about their fanciful ideas means that no, we probably shan't get to play a private investigator on the Citadel. Read more

Precursor Games CEO Paul Caporicci says they "understand the skepticism" over its new studio's ties to Silicon Knights, but want the opportunity to show people that it's "a wholly different company." Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, May 10, 2013 6:15AM PDT

Four and a half years ago, Ubisoft gave a simple, but daunting, mandate to its Montreal studio: make a new IP. And so, the team began work on what's now known as Watch Dogs. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, May 10, 2013 6:00AM PDT

It's very clear what Watch Dogs is: it's Ubisoft's take on Grand Theft Auto, with a magical hacking twist. Read more

Resident Evil: Revelations is getting a demo on May 14, Capcom has announced. Read more

They may have blue skin or scales, but many of the alien species in Mass Effect are essentially humans with a palette swap. Apparently, BioWare considered having a non-humanoid squadmate join Shepard, but discovered that it would have taken away from the rest of the game. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, May 9, 2013 6:00AM PDT

Injustice: Gods Among Us players on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are already battering faces with the first DLC character Lobo and will soon as Batgirl too, but what about the Wii U? After an uncomfortable silence, it's confirmed: DLC will indeed come to the Wii U, some time this summer. Read more

Capcom has released a new trailer showing off the Wii U features for Resident Evil: Revelations. Read more

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