Super Mario Bros. 35 turns classic gameplay into a Battle

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros, Nintendo today released Super Mario Bros. 35, a battle royale game for Switch which pits you against 34 other Marios to determine once and for all who is the Mario-est. A Mario battle royale sounds absurd, but one look at the trailer has me sold on […]Read More

Minecraft Steve joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo has just announced the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter. These reveals, with their countdowns and flashy trailers, are always exciting, but this was a particularly big one: it’s Minecraft Steve! Not just Steve, actually. You’ll also be able to play as other Minecraft characters and enemies, including Alex, Enderman and Zombie. There’ll be […]Read More

Animal Crossing: New Horizons wins Japan Game Awards Game of

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has won the grand prize of Game of the Year at the 2020 Japan Game Awards, part of the Tokyo Game Show. An official statement explained that the game received overwhelming support from all demographics “from children to senior citizens”. The role the game has played during such a strange year […]Read More

Sega is working on a live-action Yakuza movie

Sega has begun working on a live-action film based on the Yakuza game franchise, the developer announced yesterday. It’s joined forces with 1212 Entertainment and Wild Sheep Content, and though no writers are attached to the project currently, we do know that Erik Barmack, Roberto Grande and Joshua Long are producing. Details on the actual […]Read More

Kirby Fighters 2 released on Switch after leak

Here’s something we weren’t expecting. There’s a new Kirby game out on Switch right now. Kirby Fighters 2 is a Smash inspired fighting game featuring a bunch of classic Kirby characters. It’s a sequel to the 2014 brawler Kirby Fighters Deluxe, a 3DS title that received solid but unspectacular reviews. It seems that Nintendo may […]Read More

Nintendo has filed for Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver trademarks

Nintendo recently applied for new trademarks for Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver. These each cover 50 different products and services, including video games, naturally. It’s tempting to get all excited and start fantasizing about a Let’s Go remake for Switch, but there’s no evidence to suggest one is in the works, and the truth is probably […]Read More

Early Metal Gear games look set to re-release on PC

It appears that Metal Gear, Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2 are going to be re-released on PC. Gematsu spotted that PC versions of these games were recently rated by the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee. This proved to be an accurate tip-off last time, and this time the ratings even come with […]Read More

Studio Ghibli releases 400 free use images from 8 of

Studio Ghibli has released an archive containing hundreds of high definition stills from eight of its animated films, which it says can be freely used “within the scope of common sense”. The full list of Ghibli movies that have received this treatment is: Spirited Away, Ponyo, Tales from Earthsea, From Up on Poppy Hill, The […]Read More

PLAYISM shows off scores of Japanese indies in game show

Japanese publisher PLAYISM livestreamed its own game show last night, sneaking in just ahead of tomorrow’s TGS to reveal a number of indie titles, many of which it’s bringing to next-gen consoles. Having published games such as (the PC version of) D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die and Touhou Luna Nights, PLAYISM is Japan’s oldest indie […]Read More