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Nintendo has made the best version of the Playstation Vita so far. Except this one has games to play. After the relative fail of the WiiU (which still sold more units that the last two Sega consoles), Nintendo has come out with a combined home console and portable device that nobody uses as a home console. Not that we care, because the Nintendo exclusives are enough to keep us happy. You could go through life playing only Nintendo games and be a very satisfied gamer.

February 10, 2018

In September 2017, during a particularly exciting Nintendo Direct (Super Mario Odyssey, anyone?), there was a title that you might not have noticed: That game was New Style Boutique 3: Styling Star for Nintendo 3DS. Known as Girls Mode in Japan and Style Savvy in North America, it’s understandable if you’re confused or you’ve never heard of this series before. Even the name may make you think of all the female-oriented shovelware games you see at EB, but the New Style Boutique games are an underrated gem; their longevity, and the fact that it’s a series that continues to get sequels, ...

February 1, 2018

Nintendo's paid online service for the Switch is launching in September 2018, with more details to come. What would it take for you to subscribe to Nintendo's online service?

February 1, 2018

Hope your phone can withstand a blue-shell incident: Nintendo has confirmed that Mario Kart will be coming to mobile in the next year.

January 30, 2018

If you've ever wanted to play as Master Chief on a Nintendo platform, Microsoft has you covered! Skin Pack 1 has just hit the Wii U and Switch versions of Minecraft, adding Halo, Banjo-Kazooie and Moana skins! It's the closest we'll get anytime soon to Banjo re-appearing on a Nintendo platform...

January 25, 2018

Nintendo has just announced that their first mobile app, Miitomo, will be shutting down on May 9th, 16:00 JST. Have you used Miitomo recently? [Click here]

January 21, 2018

Today marks the 10th Anniversary of Advance Wars: Days of Ruin, originally released on this day for the Nintendo DS. Days of Ruin attempted to reboot the series in a much darker, bleaker direction; eschewing the happier times of Wars World for a war set in the post-apocalypse. It's the only Advance Wars game to have never originally received a Japanese release, with the game finally seeing a release there five years later as a Club Nintendo 3DS exclusive. It's also the final Advance Wars game to date. Have you played Advance Wars: Days of Ruin?

January 17, 2018

Nintendo have got a new thing to show tomorrow morning at 9AM AEDT. It’ll be specifically crafted for kids and those who are kids at heart.

January 11, 2018

Nintendo have decided to not let your dreams be memes, and straight up dumped a Direct Mini onto their Youtube page. The Direct itself was just pure announcement, so here's a summary. What game has got you the most hot and bothered, and why is it Mario Tennis Aces?

December 20, 2017

Donald wraps up the biggest gaming news of 2017, including the Nintendo Switch and the literal lengths people went to try to buy one. Full video: [Click here]

December 5, 2017

Looking to grab a Nintendo Switch for the holidays? Both JB Hi-Fi and Amazon Australia (who have finally, officially, launched today) are selling them for $399. Heck of a deal if you ask us!

November 21, 2017

On my recent plane flights to and from Japan, I had a lot of spare time to play Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions for the 3DS, a remake of the original Gameboy Advance game. Originally released in 2003, Superstar Saga was released to high praise from critics and fans, cementing itself as a classic in the Gameboy Advance’s repertoire. Given the game’s success and popularity, the 3DS version has some big shoes to fill. Does the remake maintain the unique appeal of the original, whilst also finding ways to update the game for a modern audience? Is it a good way to exp...

October 4, 2017

When I was young, I was a massive fan of monsters, dinosaurs, and other cool-looking spiky creatures; basically, anything that looked tough and cool. Though my enthusiasm for wicked dragons and weird creatures has waned a bit over the years, I felt a resurgence of childhood glee when I discovered the premise of Monster Hunter Stories. Your personalised character is a fledgling Rider, hailing from a small village where monsters aren’t hunted but instead befriended, trained and used to defend in combat. It’s a significant departure from other Monster Hunter titles, although you’ll recognis...

September 26, 2017

Thanks to Nintendo Australia, I had the chance to play Super Mario Odyssey, the newest 3D Mario platformer and his first ‘solo’ outing onto the Switch, and I was pleasantly surprised with what I got my hands on. Odyssey definitely has its own style, but it still feels familiar to an experienced 3D Mario gamer. I quickly found myself long jumping and ground pounding easily on the Joy-Con. While I don’t actually own a Switch, Odyssey is really making me question how much I have in my wallet (plus with Xenoblade Chronicles 2 coming, I’m gonna have to buy one soon, aren’t I?). The demo ...

August 18, 2017

Miitopia is a new addition to Nintendo’s line of games featuring its Mii avatars. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who’s never made a Mii before, whether on their own console or playing Wii Sports on the family Wii over a decade ago (feel old yet?). Most recently on the 3DS, the Miis appeared in Tomodachi Life, which offered the opportunity to put the Miis of real and fictional people into hilarious and unexpected situations together; Miitopia follows on from this. Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to put four of your best friends together as characters in an RPG? Perhaps e...

August 9, 2017

Samus Aran’s place in the Nintendo lexicon is well known: the protagonist of the Metroid  series has appeared in many genres, but basically invented the side scrolling exploration platformer. While in later years we saw her appear in first person and whatever Other M counts as, there’s a reason “Metroidvania” is still used as a descriptor for many games released even today. So with that in mind, it was an interesting experience to play Metroid: Samus Returns, the ground up remake of the overlooked GameBoy sequel to the NES classic. Firstly, let’s just clear up what you want to know...

June 29, 2017

Ever Oasis is an action-adventure RPG game developed by Japanese developers Grezzo for the Nintendo 3DS. You may or may not have heard of Grezzo, but they’re the people responsible for developing several notable titles for 3DS, including the Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and Ocarina of Time remakes for 3DS, as well as the more recent title Triforce Heroes. Ever Oasis is a brand new IP from the developers, led by director/producer Koichi Ishii, creator of the legendary Mana series. Ever Oasis is firmly rooted in the action-RPG genre, but with added life-sim elements. You, a Seedling with...

June 14, 2017

Nintendo has traditionally taken up the final press conference slot, though its showcases have recently been anything but. In this spirit, we are going to mix things up this time and bring on TWO of our contributors, Christos and Katherine, to run you through this year’s announcements.  Hey there everyone, my name’s Christos, or 8BitWalugi, a new member of New Game Plus team. Along with Katherine, or Kaphrin, also a new collaborator with the NG+ crew, we’re going to give you the lowdown on Nintendo’s E3 Spotlight and share our thoughts on some of the games showed off during the 2...

June 13, 2017

It must be hard being the E3 king. After blowing everyone away in 2015 with Final Fantasy VII Remake and Shenmue 3, Sony has had to maintain this newfound reputation of nonstop bombshell announcements and mic-drop moments. It managed to pull it off last year with Death Stranding, although we could all tell that the well was running dry. This year, it was obvious that Sony is starting to scrape the bottom. This was apparent with Days Gone, the open-world zombie game announced at last year’s E3. Back then it was humdrum at best and this year’s demo proved no better, highlighting its QTE com...

June 13, 2017

Before we start, real talk: Ubisoft has copped a bit of a flogging to the reputation lately, despite releasing some decent games in the past few years amongst the turmoil. So it was up to the company coming into E3 to leave all that behind and come out swinging, and boy did they give it a red hot go, starting off by bringing out Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen to announce Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. The unlikely crossover titles teams Mario with the Rabbids characters as you battle to restore the Mushroom Kingdom after universal upheaval sees Peach, Luigi and co put in d...

June 2, 2017

With days until E3 2017, Nintendo re-announced its paid online suite for the Switch, clarifying details in newspaper interviews and press conferences. There are three big takeaways from the announcement: The service will cost $AU29.95 for a yearly subscription; You’ll be able to pay for the service in 2018, with 2017 remaining free for all users; and finally, Nintendo is offering a library of classic games featuring online enhancements. And yet I’m still not sold on what Nintendo is offering. Nintendo now charging for online functionality raises a certain level of expectation on the se...