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Heavy global 3DS price cut confirmed as sales stiff

Thursday, 28 July 2011 09:06 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Nintendo has confirmed that 3DS will drop from $249 to $169.99 in the US on August 12, and to ¥15,000 in Japan on August 11, down from its current ¥25,000.

The 3DS price cut

Down from $250 to $170 in the US on August 12.

Down from AU$350 to AU$250 in Australia on August 12.

Down from ¥25,000 to ¥15,000 in Japan on August 11.

3DS will be cut “by around a third” in Europe on August 12, but no specific price confirmed yet.

The “Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Programme” will give owners of the full-price hardware 10 NES games and 10 Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games for free.

3DS released in February in Japan, and in March in the US and Europe.

Nintendo said this morning that 3DS will drop in Europe on August 12, but has declined to offer a fixed price.

“I can confirm that Nintendo of Europe will be reducing the European trade price of Nintendo 3DS to retailers by around a third from August 12 2011, as part of a global trade price reduction initiative,” a rep told VG247 this morning.

“The ultimate price to consumers is, of course, determined by retailers, however we look forward to consumers benefiting from much lower retail prices very soon.”

The Australian 3DS will drop from AU $349.95 to AU$249.95 on August 12.

The current quarter, as promised earlier this morning, will see the price of the machine reduced globally.

Nintendo has declined to confirm a figure on the European reduction as yet.

The company is said to be incurring a loss on 3DS units sold at the new price point.

“For anyone who was on the fence about buying a Nintendo 3DS, this is a huge motivation to buy now,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime.

“We are giving shoppers every incentive to pick up a Nintendo 3DS, from an amazing new price to a rapid-fire succession of great games.”

3DS released this February in Japan and this March in the US and Europe.

Nintendo is launching an Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Programme to consumers who have purchased the Nintendo 3DS at the “original launch price” in all of the cut territories, meaning you’ll be able to get 10 NES games and 10 Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games for free if you connect to the Nintendo eShop before the August 12.

“The free software will then be made available at a later stage,” said NoE. “More details on the programme will be announced on the Nintendo of Europe website shortly.”

In the US and Australia, 3DS “ambassadorial” status grants you access to 10 free NES Virtual Console games on September 1 before their general release, including The Legend of Zelda, Balloon Fight and Ice Climber, and 10 more Game Boy Advance Virtual Console games.

The GBA games – like Yoshi’s Island, Super Mario Advance 3, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Metroid Fusion, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames and Mario vs. Donkey Kong – will not be available to anyone else.

Q1 figures show 3DS trouble

Nintendo’s first quarter figures this morning were the precursor to the cut announcement. 3DS hardware sold a mere 0.71 million units in the three months ending June 30, while 3DS software moved 4.53 million units in the period.

Wii U remained listed as a 2012 release.

Wii hardware sales fell dramatically in the quarter, down from 3.04 million in FY 2010 to 1.56 million units this year, while Wii software sold 13.44 milllion units in the quarter.

DS hardware sold 1.44 million units in the period, heavily down from 3.15 million last year. There were 12.44 million pieces of DS software sold in the quarter.

Net sales were down from ¥189 billion last year to ¥94 billion for the period.

Nintendo is still making a loss, with the deficit stuck at ¥25.5 billion compared to ¥25.2 billion a year ago.

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49 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Holy shit, that’s LOADS more than I was expecting! They must be panicking! :shock:

    #1 4 years ago
  2. GrimRita

    Thank god that their bubble has finally burst and people are waking up to fact that all their products are over priced tat

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I guess it’s a lesson in not launching an expensive handheld with no compelling software at a quiet time of year when everyone’s moved on to iPhones.

    Or something.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. naffgeek

    What about uk? Are they going to try and squeeze a bit more out of us suckers before they drop the price?

    Also I’d be gutted if I’d just bought one because of Zelda!!!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    Euro statement added.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. The Evil Pope

    Nintendo has finally woken up. I still won’t buy the system though until the region-locking is removed or the system gets hacked.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Christopher Jack

    Sorry Ninty, seems as if Sony is still offering better value for money with the PSV.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. 7bitarcade

    If the price drop is significan enough, then yes, this is a definite purchase. However, could this be a knee jerk reaction to the impending Vita.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Sony must be bricking it as well. Vita’s far from a guaranteed success – it’s facing all of the same barriers as the 3DS without Nintendo’s brand name to fall back on. I’ve got a feeling it’ll stiff.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

    Details of the free games offered to owners of the full-price console added.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Crab of Thunder

    Feel sorry for anyone who bought it at the full whack now :P, this is more like what its worth, though It doesn’t attract me at all.

    Edit: oh free games, that makes up for it a bit i guess.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Fin

    Didn’t Nintendo price the 3DS higher than originally planned because of the good reaction at E3 ’10?

    Coming back to bite them now.

    Mario Kart Super Circuit and WarioWare? Them’s some quality GBA games.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Blerk

    “Free” games? Didn’t they cost you $80? :-D

    #13 4 years ago
  14. locus2k1

    I hear Nintendo are also offering 10 free NES games and 10 free Game Boy/GBC Games for those who have already purchased a 3DS and have gone onto the eshop before 12th of August; it sounds very much like what Microsoft did with he original Xbox. Its is good to see that they are thinking of consumers who had already bought one :)

    EDIT: its GBA, not GBC

    #14 4 years ago
  15. frostquake

    Simply put..New Hardware:Yes New Software for that Hardware:No

    As long as Vita has a great software lineup they should be fine! If not, then they will face palm like 3DS…Glad I cancelled my Pre-Buy! I’ve been waiting for a robust library before buying the 3DS..guess what..I am still waiting!

    #15 4 years ago
  16. locus2k1

    @#13 for people like me who purchased it day one I guess you can look at it that way… but considering a lot of stores sell it at around £150-160 already wouldn’t they (the consumer) be getting them for free now :D

    #16 4 years ago
  17. matirishhh

    I was going to buy one last week, just for the Ocarina, I’m so glad that I decided to “stay on the fence”. In Poland You can get those for £150 right now, by the the time when the price drops further by 1/3 it may be at £100?
    That would be a fantastaic price to get them for

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Blerk

    I wonder if the shops will drop the price immediately?

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    Not worth a penny.

    There are only crappy games in development. Old remakes and GBA shit is not for me, because i played them.

    Playstation VITA on the other hand have a bit better software, but again, it depends on the launch thing. 3DS had an amazing launch line up at E3 too, but in the end it sucked huge ass.

    @blerk, they actually dropped the price long time ago. It was just a quiet price drop to be honest.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. AHA-Lambda

    HOLY SHIT BOMBA!!!

    what this thing has been out like 3 months and price drop? wow!! at elast i might buy one now! XD

    #20 4 years ago
  21. typeface

    Games stopped being devved for the device, prices too high, not enough games. It’s like the launch year of the PS3 for them in all honesty.
    We’ll see what happens. But a price drop and a few games should definitely help. Though August. I dunno it should work with the non-gaming enthusiast. For the gaming enthusiast who owns a good PC and all the consoles there’s far too many games coming out between mid August and November and not much of a break. I think the issue is that 3D is not a good USP and there just weren’t enough good titles to begin with.

    Also a price cut would’ve been better in October. The enthusiast market won’t really be buying into it yet and the casual market well Christmas shopping begins Octoberish which is a great time to do that plus the current marketing campaign (the new ad in the UK isn’t bad honestly, sure it’s all hyped rubbish but it’s an ad that works for their audience and tells them how it’s different from the DS family which it had an issue with till now).

    It should do well eventually.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. rrw

    @9 nah, i expect sony already think 3DS price drop is possible. hardly surprising for anyone

    beside the price is reasonable for the device like Vita

    #22 4 years ago
  23. AHA-Lambda

    aww some of those free games are exclusives to the adopters =(

    bye bye metroid fusion ;_;

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Blerk

    @22, I don’t mean they’re bricking it because the 3DS is now cheaper, I mean they’re bricking it because the 3DS didn’t sell in the first place. I don’t think the price of the hardware is the problem.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. viralshag

    I bought one at launch and that was only because some manager dude from GAME offered me a full refund if I brought it back within 30 days.

    So I played Pokemon a bit and Ridge Racer as there wasn’t really anything else decent at the time. It was about a week and 7 or 8 hours’ worth of playing with it before I took it back.

    I wasn’t amazingly impressed tbh. I do think Sony will offer something a bit more new and creative that will grab some attention. It literally is a DS… with 3D… and that’s it. The 3D is not that great either. I would rather spend a lot less and get an older DS and play through the back catalogue.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Mike

    GRAMMAR PEDANT ALERT: Is “stiff” a verb?

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Blerk

    Yes.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Blerk

    Well… a slang verb. :-D

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Mike

    Noun, adjective – no verb. “stiffen”, innit. ;)

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Patrick Garratt

    It’s a verb if I want it to be.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Blerk

    Collins list it as a verb, although they do tag it as ‘mainly US’.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Patrick Garratt

    And “stiffen” wouldn’t make any sense.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Patrick Garratt

    OVERRULED.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Clupula

    Wow, Nintendo must be shitting their pants at the prospect of the Vita if they’re lowering their price this much. I knew the 3DS wasn’t doing that great, but I didn’t know it was THAT much of a flop. Even though I doubt it will happen, I’d be amused to see what happens if Sony matched them on price again, come the Vita launch.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Telepathic.Geometry

    It’s a verb, as in “I got stiffed.”

    For me, the price-drop isn’t so amazing, but the amount by which it’s dropped is incredible. If they can cut 40% off the price of the hardware, it means that they were really pissing in their customers faces up until now. More than anything else, it betrays how much they were taking the piss with the previous price-tag. Next thing they need is to drop the price of the games by 5 or 10 bucks per game. IMO.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. manamana

    Overpriced, poor launch catalogue and overrated technology. Plus a superb competitor handheld on the horizon. Everything went wrong, but holy mother earth! That pricedrop is a historical one for real!

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Telepathic.Geometry

    Don’t know if the ‘superb’ competitor is gonna do any better to be honest, especially in the face of this price drop, a lot of quality 3DS software turning up in time for holiday and iPad/iPhone/Android doing chip damage to the entire traditional handheld industry at an increasingly significant rate.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. ManuOtaku

    Well i think this is a wake up call to all the handled manufactures out there, now the competition is not between sony, nintendo and the traditional ones, is against Pads/smartPhone/Androids and the likes, i only hope this doesnt mean in the long term the end of the handled gaming by core gaming manufactures, therefore good luck nintendo with the 3ds and good luck sony with vita, you will need our very best wishes

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Mike

    Not a verb. You can’t stiff something.

    He stiffs it. You stiff it. – Can’t be done.

    …and “getting stiffed” is slang.

    I win.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Mike

    Verb 1. stiffen – become stiff or stiffer; “He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room”
    change – undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one’s or its original nature; “She changed completely as she grew older”; “The weather changed last night”
    rigidify – become rigid; “The body rigidified”
    relax, loose, loosen – become loose or looser or less tight; “The noose loosened”; “the rope relaxed”

    Would work fine, imo.

    Anyway. I’m glad no-one’s buying it, and I hope people continue not to buy it.

    “Rebuy all your old games in 3D!!!!!!!

    NO!”

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Telepathic.Geometry

    Slang is just English that the dictionary hasn’t caught up with yet and therefore is valid, and therefore *I* win! :p

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Patrick Garratt

    It literally is a verb. It’s in use as a verb. There’s only one winner, here, bucko, and that’s my amazing headline.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Telepathic.Geometry

    /subliminal/ (…and also TG.)

    #43 4 years ago
  44. stockops3

    Luckily i got my £150 brand new so i get the free games, good deal though, bad for nintendo, but cant wait for Tales of the Abyss, One Piece 3DS, Starfox, Sonic Generations, MGS etc… :D

    #44 4 years ago
  45. Mike

    Go stiff yourselves!

    ;)

    #45 4 years ago
  46. ManuOtaku

    seeing This trend, makes me picture Ashton Cusher saying the unfamous words “You got Stiffed”

    #46 4 years ago
  47. manamana

    @37 Using my iPhone and especially my iPad permanently for games and other stuff means something – at least my PSP and DSi are rarely in use. I said superb competitor, because the technical specs and games in developement are very promising, at least for real gamers. Because, like it or not, ninty has nothing worth playing (albeit Zelda OoT-remake) at this time.

    And to be perfectly clear, the games on iOS are a nice alternation but simply not deep enough to rival say Uncharted. Cave’s shooter are my favorites as an example, short, fast and perfectly controllable on iPad. Despite a minor graphics update the 3DS is not the big gun I hoped it to be. The 3D is not the killer feature everyone thought of, after E3. So yes the PSV is a superb competitor from its technical perpective and the games/3rd parties on horizon for it. We will see if it will sell well at 249€ – I do think everything above 200€ is having a hard time, though. But christmastime/holiday season launch will do better than the failed late 3DS attempt after new year…

    #47 4 years ago
  48. manamana

    Cliffster ‘the stiffster’ Bleszinsky anyone?!

    #48 4 years ago
  49. dreamcastnews

    I’m a Nintendo fan, yet I don’t have a 3DS…. I think the 3D is pretty gash to be honest, the power of the machine is very good. Playing Dead or Alive shows how fluid the graphics on the machine can be but I feel the most under-rated feature is the camera!

    Imagine a Pokemon game that came with a random card in every copy this card could then be scanned into the game and could generate a rare of common Pokemon character, or Animal Crossing having a random peice of furniture scanned into the game – now that’s the angle they should have gone with.

    If it’s £100 in the UK I’ll pick one up with Zelda & DOA whilst waiting for Mario & MGS but anymore would be a hard sell for most.

    For now Nintendo, i’d keep the DSi/XL stocked up with games as you’re going to need that audience to keep your shareholders from losing confidence…

    #49 4 years ago

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    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]