Clyde Mandelin is best known for his fan translation of Mother 3 and maintains the website Legends of Localization, where he looks at games’ original scripts and how they changed in the localization process. He applied his expertise to examine how localizers got rid of some body shaming in The Legend of Zelda: A Link…
Ambition of the Slimes is a tactical roleplaying game where the player wrangles an army of vulnerable slimes. By themselves, these cute critters are squishy and easily defeated but they have a trick up their sleeve: they can possess enemy units.
This is Baku Tsuri Bar Hunter. It’s for the Nintendo 3DS, and it looks wonderfully peculiar.
The best thing about the newest Style Savvy isn’t the cute outfits or the glamorous fantasy. It’s that it makes you feel good about helping people.
Style Savvy has about a dozen brands, each representing a different style. You can dress like a rocker, in psychedelic vintage clothes, or in elegant gothic lolita frills and lace. Unexpectedly, my favorite brand in Style Savvy: Styling Star is Basic U, which sells clothes that are basic.
In the latest Style Savvy game, which dropped Christmas Day, you’re not just a boutique owner but also a stylist who nurtures budding pop stars’ hopes and dreams. One of these singers is Alinatron, a nerdy YouTuber, and she is delightful.
Pokémon Crystal is coming to the 3DS eShop on January 26. It’s the third game in the Gold/Silver set (which both became available in September) and will be compatible with the Pokémon Bank as well as have wireless trading and battling with the other 3DS Pokémon games.
It’s been years since the original 3DS launched. There’s an updated version with better 3D , improved controls, and of course, a wealth of excellent games to play. There’s also a 2DS XL that can do everything its 3D brother can do, aside from 3D.
Playing Fire Emblem Warriors feels a bit like herding a pack of ravenous lions. Countless enemies clash against heroes in glorious combat that mixes strategy and absurdity. It’s occasionally overwhelming but if you can tame the mayhem, the result is beautiful.
The most worthless 3DS game in the world? Probably Monster Hunter 4, which sold a colossal 4 million copies in Japan, more than almost anything else. Now they can’t give them away; witness a whole pile of minty-fresh copies in this 100-yen (about $1) bin outside the store Surugaya in Akihabara today.
There was a time, so many years ago now, when it felt like we had too much Metroid. The simultaneous launch of Prime and Fusion in 2002, followed up with another one-two volley of Metroids two years later. “Slow down!” we cried. “We can’t keep up with all this Metroid!”
A sequel to Dillon’s Rolling Western is coming to 3DS in Japan. The Dead Heat Breakers continues the original 2012 game’s combo of armadillo-rolling action and tower defense, and will also turn your Mii into a furry character in the game. Spring 2018 in Japan, digital and physical, no overseas announcement yet.
Minecraft New Nintendo 3DS Edition is available today on the Nintendo eShop. Just in case you were looking for your 17th version of the game. You can play it on your New 3DS or New 2DS XL.
Monster Hunter Stories takes the popular hunting series and mixes it up into an adorable roleplaying game all about hatching cool critters.
The New Super Luigi U community has been a shitposting safe haven on the Miiverse since 2016. But soon, it, along with several other miiverse communities, will be no more. You can still save your shitposts, though.
If you don’t care about 3D anymore—and even Nintendo’s interest in it seems to be fading—then the New Nintendo 2DS XL is the absolute best model in Nintendo’s line of portable gaming hardware. It’s a shame the company makes adding new devices such a burden.
Professor Layton is back! Well, it’s actually his daughter Katrielle this time around. But other than that, Layton’s Mystery Journey is the return of everybody’s favorite London-based puzzle adventure game series. Here are my first impressions, about 5 hours in.
Fire Emblem Warriors is an upcoming hack and slash game featuring heroes from the popular strategy games. Staff writer Heather Alexandra and Kotaku editor in chief Stephen Totilo sat down with Masahiro Higuchi from Intelligent Systems and Yosuke Hayashi from Koei Tecmo to talk about the game and whether or not it will…
The sad decline of the Mana series has been difficult to watch, and it’s equally unfortunate that its spiritual successor Ever Oasis suffers from similar problems—solid action RPG mechanics and moments of creative brilliance hampered by an experimental gameplay structure that drags everything down with it.
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is the newest installment in the popular tactics game series. Whether you’re a fresh faced rookie or a war weary strategist, there’s a few things you should know if you want to conquer the battlefield.