The New Valkyrie Profile Gets First Trailer, Is Indeed a Mobile Game

Square Enix recently revealed that a new game in the Valkyrie Profile RPG series is in the works. It didn’t, however, specify what platform it would be coming to, but evidence pointed toward it being a smartphone release–something we now know is the case. The teaser website for Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin has been updated to reveal it’s coming to …

Square Enix Announces New Valkyrie Profile RPG, Valykrie Anatomia: The Origin

While details are light, Square Enix has revealed a new game in the Valkyrie Profile series is on the way and will be out in Japan sometime in the next few months. Little is known about the new RPG, which is called Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin. A newly launched teaser website (translated by Gematsu) offers almost no information beyond the …

First Oculus Rift Ships; Deliveries Start Next Week

The first consumer version of the Oculus Rift has been shipped, marking a milestone for one of the biggest players in the virtual reality space. The image above was tweeted by Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe along with the following message: “The first Oculus Rift has shipped, deliveries begin Monday 3.28.2016.” Rift becomes the first of the three major VR headsets …

Nintendo’s New Rewards Program Launches in Japan, Revealing First Prizes

As previously scheduled, the replacement for Club Nintendo has launched in Japan, revealing the first rewards to be offered through My Nintendo. Image via Siliconera My Nintendo members earn rewards by spending Gold and Platinum points, each of which is earned in different ways. Gold points come from purchasing digital games (not entirely unlike Club Nintendo coins), while Platinum points …

Pokemon Fighting Game Works With Every Amiibo

Pokken Tournament features support for every Amiibo on the market, although specifically what function those figures will serve remains to be seen. Over on Nintendo’s official website, a page has gone up describing the game’s Amiibo functionality. It states quite simply, “Compatible with all Amiibo accessories unlocking in-game items.” No further information is offered regarding what those items are or …

Earthbound Sequel Mother 3 Might Finally Be Coming to the West

Earthbound fans have agonized for the better part of a decade over the fact that the game’s sequel, Mother 3, has never been officially released outside of Japan. That might finally be changing, according to multiple reports suggesting it will, at long last, be localized by Nintendo for international release. Word of this recently spread on Reddit and Twitter, and …

Starting Today, Get a Free Mythical Pokemon Every Month This Year

The Pokemon franchise celebrates its 20-year anniversary this year, and as previously announced, fans will be able to get their hands on a special, Mythical Pokemon for free every month starting today. February’s offering is a level 100 Mew, which you can get by visiting your local GameStop and getting a code. This can then be redeemed in Pokemon X/Y …

Mario Kart 64’s Ghost Feature Missing on Wii U’s Virtual Console

Much as it did on the Wii’s Virtual Console, the newly launched Wii U version of Mario Kart 64 lacks the ability to save ghost data, meaning you can’t save your best performances and then compete against them. Image source: Miiverse For some, it’s an inconsequential feature, while others use ghosts to improve their performance or as an alternative to …

PSA: Fire Emblem’s Roy Amiibo Preorders Start Today, Only at GameStop

Preorders for the Amiibo based on Fire Emblem‘s Roy begin later today, exclusively at GameStop. More specifically, preorders will begin being taken online and in-store at 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST, according to Polygon (and subsequently confirmed by Nintendo of America on Twitter). While rare Amiibo figures have become much easier to find in recent months (as the …

Check Out Linkle, the Female Link, in Action in Wii U’s Hyrule Warriors

New footage has emerged of Linkle, the female Link, doing her thing in the Wii U version of Hyrule Warriors. Originally announced for the upcoming 3DS version of the game, Hyrule Warriors Legends, Linkle will also be playable in the Wii U original. To date, we’ve largely seen Linkle in action in Legends, but Destructoid has highlighted a video showcasing …

Bayonetta 2 Re-Releasing as a Standalone Game on Wii U

Bayonetta 2 is being re-released on Wii U, this time as a standalone game, Nintendo of America announced today. The game will be available for $30 beginning on February 19. It’s already available on its own on Nintendo’s eShop for $50. However, the only physical version–released in October 2014–came packaged with a copy of the first Bayonetta (previously an Xbox …

Watch Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aime Dance to Sell You This Game

Nintendo today released the latest in a series of videos promoting Yo-Kai Watch that offer an inside look at meetings with the company’s executives, and this one is undoubtedly the best. Whereas the first two saw Nintendo of America executives like Reggie Fils-Aime or Bill Trinen bickering or shoving their faces full of donuts, this one sees Fils-Aime–NoA’s president and …

Watch Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime Eulogize Satoru Iwata at The Game Awards

Last night at The Game Awards, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime took to the stage to share some thoughts about Satoru Iwata, the former Nintendo CEO who passed away from cancer earlier this year. Following a slideshow of photos featuring some memorable Iwata moments, Fils-Aime eulogized Iwata, whom he described as “unique in the fullest meaning of the word.” …

Shovel Knight’s Amiibo Release Date Announced; Adds a Ton of New Content

Yacht Club Games has more fully detailed exactly what the Shovel Knight Amiibo unlocks in-game and when it’ll be released. For those in Europe, the wait is almost over–the Amiibo will be released on December 11 for 14.99 EUR/10.99 GBP. Those in North America will have to wait a bit longer, as it won’t be out until January 8 for …

Mortal Kombat X Dev Teases More DLC Again

Update: There wasn’t much in the way of announcements about future content during today’s livestream, but it did close out with a reference to Tremor being the end of “Kombat Pack 1.” Previously, this was only ever called the Kombat Pack, suggesting there will be at least one more. You can read a bit further into this and infer that …

Watch This Room Transform Into an Amazing Mario Kart 8 Nursery

When some people have a baby, they buy a handful of things for a new nursery. Others–or at least one guy–go a different route and instead construct an elaborate nursery themed around Mario Kart 8. < p dir=”ltr”>Having created Legend of Zelda and Yoshi’s Island nurseries in the past (one for friends, one for his daughter), Wes chose Mario Kart …

More Mortal Kombat X DLC Could Be on the Way; Tremor Being Shown Sunday

We’ll be getting a look at Tremor, the upcoming character for Mortal Kombat X, this Sunday, series creator Ed Boon has teased. And although he’s the last confirmed character to be coming as DLC, more may still be on the way. < p dir=”ltr”>Boon announced on Twitter that a Mortal Kombat livestream next Tuesday, July 21, will feature a gameplay …

More Mortal Kombat X DLC Could Be on the Way; Tremor Being Shown Sunday

We’ll be getting a look at Tremor, the upcoming character for Mortal Kombat X, this Sunday, series creator Ed Boon has teased. And although he’s the last confirmed character to be coming as DLC, more may still be on the way. < p dir=”ltr”>Boon announced on Twitter that a Mortal Kombat livestream next Tuesday, July 21, will feature a gameplay …

Yup, We’re Getting Two Versions of Fire Emblem: Fates in the West

As with the game’s Japanese release, it appears there will be two separate physical releases of Fire Emblem: Fates in the United States. < p dir=”ltr”>Following a reference to “two versions” of the game in a press release Nintendo sent out in June, listings for Conquest and Birthright versions of Fates are now live on Amazon. Both list a placeholder …

The Rock to Star in New Movie Based on Arcade Classic Rampage

Coming off the success of San Andreas, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is set to appear in another movie where countless buildings are destroyed, this one based on a classic arcade game. < p dir=”ltr”>The new live-action movie will be based on Midway’s Rampage, according to Deadline. Details on the plot have not yet been revealed, save for the fact that …