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IGN Lists 9 Nintendo eShop Games You Should Look Out For


Popular online gaming publication IGN has listed nine Nintendo eShop games that you should have on your radar. A number of the titles listed were demonstrated at this year’s IndieCade, where the company showcased 17 upcoming indie games for the Wii U and 3DS eShop. Are you looking to purchase any of the games mentioned in the list?

  • Teslagrad
  • pierSolar HD
  • Wooden Sen’SeY
  • Tengami
  • Q.u.b.e. Director’s Cut
  • Shovel Knight
  • Treasurenauts
  • Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails
  • 1001 Spikes

IGN Staff List Their Top 25 Wii U Games


IGN staff have ranked their favorite Wii U games. Although Nintendo’s latest console was released less than a year ago, there are many great games for it, including Nintendo eShop titles. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD isn’t featured on the entertainment website’s list, as it hasn’t even released yet. However, IGN has awarded the high-definition remake with a 9.8/10, making it the website’s highest-rated Wii U game to date. IGN’s top 25 Wii U games are listed below:

  1. Pikmin 3
  2. Rayman Legends
  3. New Super Mario Bros. U
  4. LEGO City Undercover
  5. Nintendo Land
  6. The Wonderful 101
  7. Need for Speed: Most Wanted U
  8. Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition
  9. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  10. Splinter Cell Blacklist
  11. Resident Evil Revelations
  12. Mass Effect 3
  13. ZombiU
  14. New Super Luigi U
  15. Scribblenauts Unlimited
  16. Disney Infinity
  17. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  18. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  19. DuckTales Remastered
  20. Bit Trip Presents Runner 2
  21. Toki Tori 2
  22. Little Inferno
  23. Mutant Mudds Deluxe
  24. Assassin’s Creed 3
  25. Trine 2: Director’s Cut

IGN Editors Address Why Mario And Luigi Was Left Off Top 25 3DS List, Call Game Boring

mario and luigi dream team bros


A panel of IGN editors have released a new Nintendo Voice Chat and video in which they address the concern of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team being left off of their new list of the 25 best 3DS games. At about 7 minutes, they begin to discuss the reasoning behind their choice to exclude the game, saying that they found it “boring” and that the game contained a great deal of text that was condescending at times.

The voice chat also discusses each editor’s choices for the five best games on 3DS, as well as Aonuma’s recent comments about a possible Majora’s Mask remake. Topping IGN’s list of 25 3DS titles were Super Mario 3D Land, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Do you agree with IGN’s comments about Mario & Luigi: Dream Team? Let us know in the comments if it would have made your own personal top 25.

IGN Lists Their Top Twenty Five Nintendo 3DS Games


Online gaming publication IGN has provided a handy list of their top twenty-five games for the Nintendo 3DS. The site has looked at all the games available for the platform and has decided to rank them. There’s a few omissions including Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros, but the list isn’t too bad. Do you agree with IGN’s top twenty-five Nintendo 3DS games?

25. Kingdom Hearts 3D
24. Mighty Switch Force
23. Gunman Clive
22. Colors! 3D
21. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
20. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
19. Paper Mario Sticker Star
18. Star Fox 64 3D
17. Virtue’s Last Reward
16. Crashmo
15. Kid Icarus: Uprising
14. Shin Megami Tensei IV
13. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
12. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
11. Resident Evil Revelations
10. Mario Kart 7
9. Steamworld Dig
8. Etrian Odyssey IV
7. New Super Mario Bros. 2
6. Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon
5. Pushmo
4. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
3. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
2. Fire Emblem: Awakening
1. Super Mario 3D Land

IGN Tease “Interesting Wii U-Related News Coming Tomorrow”


Richard George, Executive Editor at IGN has teased on Twitter that we should receive some interesting Wii U-related news sometime tomorrow. Sadly, George wouldn’t give any hints regarding what to expect. It’s unlikely to be another Wii U focussed Nintendo Direct, as we’ve only recently had the last one. What would you like to hear?

“Some very interesting Wii U-related news coming tomorrow. Stay tuned. All I’m saying.”

IGN Introduces Nintendo Nation

ignIGN yesterday launched Nintendo Nation, a video series providing news and opinions regarding Nintendo. According to IGN Executive Editor Rich George, the Nintendo Nation news videos do not replace the entertainment website’s Nintendo Voice Chat podcasts. Go here to watch the first episode of Nintendo Nation, in which two hosts – George and Sam Claiborn – discuss Nintendo’s alleged development changes, and then let George know what you thought of the video via Twitter.

IGN Tease Interesting Nintendo 3DS-Releated News Coming Soon


Richard George, the Executive Editor at IGN, has teased on Twitter that we should expect some very interesting Nintendo 3DS news coming over the next week or so. Sadly Rich wouldn’t give away any clues regarding what we should expect. What you like to see announced?

Some very interesting 3DS-related news coming over the next… week or so. Stay tuned for more. Sorry. I’m going to be that guy today. =)

Nintendo Reportedly Unifying Its Handheld And Home Console Divisions

wii_u_gamepad_nintendo_3dsAccording to Nikkei.com, in an effort to see more interaction and cooperation between the two, Nintendo is planning to unify its handheld and home console divisions. The move, if proven to be true, will see employees from both hardware-making divisions merging and moving into a new development building, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year and is near Nintendo’s headquarters in Kyoto. Nintendo allegedly hopes the move will encourage more connectivity between its handheld and home console platforms.

Thanks to IGN, here is a translation of Nikkei.com‘s report:

“Game system development projects are becoming larger and taking longer to complete as the machines become more advanced. Nintendo apparently has its sights set on speeding up these projects by sharing development processes for consoles and handheld devices where possible and by reassigning personnel depending on the situation. It sees interactions between engineers as a potential hotbed of new ideas.”

“In an effort to create more innovative and attractive products, Nintendo Co. will combine the development segments for its home video game consoles and handheld game devices,”

“The decision comes on the heels of recent releases of the Nintendo 3DS portable system in February 2011 and the Wii U home console last month. With more people using their smartphones and tablets for entertainment via the Internet, including games and videos, Nintendo aims to come up with next-generation game systems that will turn heads.”

“The two teams will eventually be integrated and the segment will be organized by function, such as circuits, mechanisms and design,” quotes the report.

“Game system development projects are becoming larger and taking longer to complete as the machines become more advanced. Nintendo apparently has its sights set on speeding up these projects by sharing development processes for consoles and handheld devices where possible and by reassigning personnel depending on the situation. It sees interactions between engineers as a potential hotbed of new ideas.”

“Such functions are already available with the Wii U, but Nintendo likely hopes to better streamline its products by tapping into such online services as Twitter and video sites.”

Fire Emblem: Awakening Requires Over 8500 Blocks To Download From Nintendo eShop On 3DS

fire_emblem_awakening_nintendo_3dsIGN Executive Editor Rich George has confirmed that the downloadable version of Fire Emblem: Awakening requires 8579 blocks. George said it took him 45 minutes to download the strategy role-playing game. In North America, on February 4th, Fire Emblem: Awakening launches at retailers and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. A free demo of the game will hit the Nintendo eShop this Thursday, on January 17th.

IGN Awards New Super Mario Bros U Platformer Of The Year


IGN has awarded New Super Mario Bros U the esteemed accolade of platformer of the year. Mario’s latest adventure was put up against Fez, Rayman Jungle Run, Sound Shapes, and Spelunky. IGN praised New Super Mario Bros U saying that it contains brutally twisted bite-sized challenge stages and some of the most insanely creative level design ever seen in the series.