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Nintendo Announce Fire Emblem and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Console Bundles

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Matt Gardner
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3DS Games, Capcom, Console bundles, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Games consoles, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Wii U games

Nintendo Announce Fire Emblem and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Console Bundles

Nintendo have announced a number of hardware bundles coming to Europe in the coming months including portable and home console packages for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and a limited edition Fire Emblem Awakening 3DS console bundle.

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Vid Shows Off Cross-Platform Multiplayer and Saves

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Matt Gardner
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News
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3DS Games, Capcom, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Nintendo Direct, Wii U games

We think it's pretty damn awesome that you'll be able to play Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on your Wii U, then pick up where you left off on your 3DS if you have to go out or nip to the loo. And, of course, not only that, but you'll be able to create multiplayer hunting parties across both platforms...which is awesome.

Capcom's Ryozo Tsujimoto went into more detail about the features in today's Nintendo Direct presentation, and we've embedded the video here for your delectation.

The 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro will launch alongside Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate here in Europe on 22nd March.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Gets EU/US Release Date

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Matt Gardner
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News
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3DS Games, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Nintendo, Nintendo Direct

Today's Nintendo Direct presentation made us ludicrously excited for this summer, as it looks like we'll be taking our 3DS consoles outside, Streetpassing like hell, and getting stuck into Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Western release dates were announced today, and the game with hit European shelves on 14th June, arriving in the US on June 9th.

In Japan alone, it's already totted up 2.7 million sales. Seriously, we can't wait; I'm genuinely worried for Jon's sanity if it gets pushed back further.

Nintendo Proclaim 2013 As The Year Of Luigi

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Matt Gardner
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News
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3DS Games, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Mario Golf 3DS, New Super Luigi U, Nintendo Direct, Wii U games

Nintendo Proclaim 2013 As The Year Of Luigi

Nintendo have proclaimed 2013 as the "Year of Luigi," according to president Satoru Iwata. Making the announcement during today's Nintendo Direct presentation, Iwata delivered a new gameplay video for Luigi's Mansion 2, as well as revealing that the 3DS will be getting a new Mario & Luigi RPG this summer, along with a new Mario Golf game, and for Wii U there's a large, Luigi-themed expansion pack for New Super Mario Bros. U incoming.

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Nintendo 3DS Direct: 14/02/2013

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Matt Gardner
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News
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3DS Games, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Direct

Missed today's Nintendo 3DS Direct presentation? No worries, you can watch it back in its entirety right here.

Microsoft Exec Dismisses Sony Announcement For "The Majority of UK Consumers"

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Microsoft, Next-gen, Sony

Microsoft Exec Dismisses Sony Announcement For "The Majority of UK Consumers"

Wondering what Microsoft make of the upcoming Sony presentation on February 20th? Well, understandably, they seem to be a little dismissive.

Microsoft regional boss Jon Grimes has suggested that the majority of consumers "won’t know" what the reveal is about, claiming that it won’t attract much appeal from the mass demographic.

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Halo 4: Spartan Ops - Episode Ten Trailer Heralds Season One Finale

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Matt Gardner
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343 Industries, DLC, Halo 4, Microsoft Studios, Spartan Ops, Spartan Ops: Episode 10, Xbox 360 games

Halo 4: Spartan Ops - Episode Ten Trailer Heralds Season One Finale

Spartan Ops has been something of a mixed bag. It perhaps hasn't realised all of its potential, and there's been a distinct paucity of vehicular funtimes (although the recent episode finally, finally!! gave us Scorpions), but that hasn't prevented us from tuning in every single week for Spartan Ops Day.

Well, episode ten - the final instalment in this first, free season - is almost upon us, and a new trailer has gone live over at Halo Waypoint.

Check out the trailer and an episode synopsis after the jump >>

Wargaming Acquires Chris Taylor's Gas Powered Games

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Matt Gardner
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Chris Taylor, Gas Powered Games, Wargaming

Wargaming Acquires Chris Taylor's Gas Powered Games

Chris Taylor's development studio Gas Powered Games has just been acquired by World of Tanks developer Wargaming in an announcement today.

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Project Copernicus "Only Ten Yards Away" From Completion

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Matt Gardner
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38 Studios, Kingdoms Of Amalur, MMORPGs, MMOs, Project Copernicus, RPGs, Todd McFarlane

Project Copernicus "Only Ten Yards Away" From Completion

The legend that is Tod McFarlane, one of the big names snapped up by 38 Studios to work on Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and the follow-up Amalur MMO - Project Copernicus - has revealed that the latter was very close to being completed when 38 Studios went under, hoping that someone might snap it up "once the dust has settled".

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System Shock 2 Out Now On GOG.com

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Carl Phillips
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GOG.com, Horror games, PC games, Survival Horror Games, System Shock 2

System Shock 2 Out Now On GOG.com

Now With Added Co-op Multiplayer

As predicted yesterday, System Shock 2, one of the scariest games every made, has been re-released on GOG. The updated version will work on modern versions of Windows with ease (putting all that fiddling with virtual machines to rest) and will cost you $9.99 (~£6.45).

It also comes with a surprising additional feature – co-op play. Up to 4 people can play through the story together, and while this revelation has caused some discussion here at the Dealspwn Citadel as to whether it is even needed (the words “Dead Space Effect” were uttered) we came to the conclusion that having the option to make your way through the Van Braun and Rickenbaker with a friend is a welcome one. We do recommend playing it alone first though. Click here to go straight to the listing.

Well, what are you waiting for? SHODAN isn’t an AI you want to keep waiting, hacker…

Ubisoft Financial Performance Affected By Wii U "Low Tie-In Ratios"

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Matt Gardner
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Nintendo, Rayman Legends, Ubisoft, Wii U, Wii U games, Yves Guillemot

Ubisoft Financial Performance Affected By Wii U "Low Tie-In Ratios"

Hilariously Points Towards Upcoming New Brands On The System For Expanding Sales Potential

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated in a recent investor call that he's "satisfied" thus far with the launch of the Wii U, and pretty happy with the market share that Ubisoft has sustained on the platform in both North America and Europe. However, he also highlighted the negative impact of "low tie-in ratios" on software sales.

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Put Nine Minutes of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate Footage In Your Face

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Matt Gardner
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News
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3DS Games, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, Gameplay footage, Konami, Nintendo

Nine minutes of b-roll footage for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate have surfaced on the net (via Nintendo World Report), and it's looking like yet another knockout title for the 3DS.

We'll no doubt be seeing a few more of those in the 3DS Direct presentation later today

Avalanche Studios Tease New Game With Blurry Image

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Avalanche Studios, Just Cause, Mad Max

Avalanche Studios Tease New Game With Blurry Image

Avalanche Studios, not to be confused with Disney Infinity devs Avalanche Software, have teased a blurry picture of  what appears to be some desert-bound, acrobatic action. The developers were rumoured to be fashioning both Just Cause and Mad Max titles for next gen, but which one is pictured here. Is that Rico's harness? Do the desert setting and rough-looking vehicles point towards Mad Max? Is it neither of the above.

We're pretty divided on this one.

The Last Of Us Pushed Back To June

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Action Games, Delays, Naughty Dog, PS3 games, release date, The Last Of Us

The Last Of Us Pushed Back To June

Move Made To Meet “Internal High Standards”

More delay news for us today, although in this case it’s not as bad as some we’ve posted in recent weeks. In a post on the Playstation Blog, Neil Druckerman of Naughty Dog has announced that The Last Of Us has had its intended release date pushed back by 5 weeks, to allow for the developers to “raises that bar even further – for ourselves, and most importantly, for you, our fans.”

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Injustice: Gods Among Us Trailer Introduces Aquaman

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Matt Gardner
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Aquaman, Fighting Games, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Netherrealm Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive

Injustice: Gods Among Us Trailer Introduces Aquaman

A new trailer for upcoming fighting title Injustice: Gods Among Us shows off Aquaman in action. If anything, this game is beginning to reveal just how few truly awesome superheroes DC actually has in its stable. However, this might be the first tie Aquaman has ever, even remotely been badass. No, really.

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Europa Universalis IV 'Technology' Dev Diary Released

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Matt Gardner
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Dev diaries, Europa Universalis IV, Grand strategy, Paradox Development Studio, Paradox Interactive, Videos

Paradox Development Studio, the makers of the frankly stunning Crusader Kings II, are hard at work on grand strategy sequel Europa Universalis IV, and have a released a new dev diary in which project lead Thomas Johansson explains how the game will shake up the way we've gone about researching new technologies in previous instalments.

Dragonborn DLC Hits The PSN

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Matt Gardner
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Bethesda Game Studios, DLC, Dragonborn, PS3 games, PSN, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Dragonborn DLC Hits The PSN

PS3 owners rejoice! Skyrim's Dragonborn DLC has hit the PSN, and to apologise (we assume) for the delay, it's 50% off for the first week, so it'll set you back (£6.49 / €7.99 / AUS$11.75)

The release of the English language versions of Hearthfire and Dawnguard kick off on February 20th and 27th respectively, and you can find a full list of release dates and pricing over on Bethblog.com.

Tribes: Ascend Gets A Standalone GOTY Edition

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Jonathan Lester
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FPS games, GOTY Edition, Hi-Rez Studios, multiplayer games, PC games, Tribes: Ascend

Tribes: Ascend Gets A Standalone GOTY Edition

If you've been waiting to get into Tribes: Ascend but still don't quite trust that whole free to play thing, a new GOTY edition will net you the impressive shooter and all the premium gear for a one-off purchase.

Existing players will also be pleased to hear that new maps, skins and a great big gun are on the way in the next patch.

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Voice Actress Sarah Hamilton To Return For Dreamfall Chapters

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Adventure Games, April Ryan, Dreamfall Chapters, Kickstarter, Red Thread Games, Sarah Hamilton

Voice Actress Sarah Hamilton To Return For Dreamfall Chapters

A Sign April Ryan Will Be Back?

With the Kickstarter campaign about to hit the 85% mark of the $850,000 needed after just 6 days, Red Thread Games have announced that Sarah Hamilton, the voice actress responsible for portraying heroine April Ryan in The Longest Journey and its sequel Dreamfall, will be returning for the Dreamfall Chapters. In the latest update on the Kickstarter page, the Norwegian developers welcomed Hamilton back into the fold, explaining that she “added humanity and depth to the role of April Ryan, making her one of the most beloved and memorable characters in gaming history.”

Fans of the series will know that the fate of her character was left unresolved at the close of Dreamfall, but does Hamilton's involvement mean that April Ryan will return? Or will she be used in another capacity? Time to get your theory-crafting hats on, folks. If you missed all the noise about it last week, you can catch up on all the info on the Dreamfall Chapters in our round-up article. [Kickstarter]

The Dominion Takes Centre Stage In Today’s WildStar Reveals

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Carl Phillips
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Carbine Studios, MMORPGs, NCsoft, Reveals, The Dominion, WildStar

The Dominion Takes Centre Stage In Today’s WildStar Reveals

Stalker Class Also Unveiled

As promised yesterday, Carbine Studios have brought us even more WildStar goodies today, this time in the form of some reveals. After months of hearing about the rag-tag group of good-guys the Exiles, today we get to meet the other side of the conflict on Nexus – the Dominion. To mark the occasion, a new trailer has been released that gives us a look at the history of the faction, which races are a part of it, and demonstrate that regardless of their moral standpoint the Dominion do things in style.

Additionally, we now have a fourth class confirmed for the game – the Stalker. Acting as the rogues of WildStar, this class can use stealth to sneak up on enemies before ripping them a new one. We have trailers of both reveals for your viewing pleasure after the jump.

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