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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.

November 13, 2017

Today marks 20 years of racing across land, sea and air with Diddy Kong Racing, first released on this day in 1997! As part of Rare's incredibly successful period on the Nintendo 64, Diddy Kong Racing proved a fantastic compliment to Mario Kart 64; partly thanks to its Adventure Mode, giving the kart racing genre an expansive single player mode! Diddy Kong Racing also saw the debut of two future Rare platformer heroes: Banjo the Bear, who'd star in his own game the following year; and Conker the Squirrel, who needed a Bad Fur Day before people would remember him. Have you played Diddy Kong Racing?

October 26, 2017

When the plot's in front of you, but you're in a Nintendo game.

October 25, 2017

While the Nintendo Switch preps itself for the famous Italian plumber, we head into battle with Fire Emblem Warriors! Tonight, we ride together from 8PM AEDT on twitch.tv/newgameplustv!

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...

September 13, 2017

Project Octopath Traveller is the latest RPG from the Bravely Default team and it is coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2018, with a demo coming later today.

September 12, 2017

September 14th. 8AM AEST. Nintendo Direct. What announcements could come Crossing by?

September 7, 2017

Time to determine the truth, lie or doubt on the go or in 4K — LA Noire is coming to PS4, Xbox One & Nintendo Switch!

August 29, 2017

When it was first announced that Hey! Pikmin would be a drastic departure from the Pikmin series’ regular, 3D puzzle-strategy gameplay, many fans felt some trepidation over how it would turn out. I can confidently assure you there’s nothing to worry about here; though different from the previous instalments’ gameplay style, Hey Pikmin manages to develop and bring its own unique character to the Pikmin franchise. If you’ve never played a Pikmin game before, don’t stress: The plot is straightforward and simple enough for even newcomers to enjoy the premise, and being a spin-off, the ga...

August 25, 2017

Today marks 20 years since the release of Goldeneye 007! Released well after the movie (1995), and originally designed as an on-rails shooter, the game became known quickly for getting first person shooters to truly work on a console. And that's not getting into the iconic multiplayer. While the game has sadly never left the Nintendo 64, it's legacy sure has. It spawned a spiritual successor in Perfect Dark, and that team would go on to form Free Radical Design, bringing us the Timesplitters series.

August 23, 2017

Nintendo has announced what is undoubtedly the best 3DS version ever - the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Edition 3DS XL. How awesome does this thing look?

August 21, 2017

Miitopia review: Swords With Friends

Ever dreamed of an RPG where Nintendo executives and rappers could battle against evil? It exists, and it's called Miitopia.

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...