Brief notes and updates about entertainment and pop culture from Canada and around the world

This week on the Nintendo Canada eShop: May 26, 2016

This week’s new Canadian Nintendo eShop offerings include a mini-revival of the NES classics StarTropics 1 & 2 and sales for Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures and two Sonic games. All prices are in Canadian dollars. Virtual Console on Wii U StarTropics ($4.99) In this much-loved NES game, step into the shoes of Mike Jones, […]

This week on the Nintendo Canada eShop: May 19, 2016

This week’s new Canadian Nintendo eShop offerings include a free DLC Super Mario pack for Minecraft, tower defence game PixelJunk Monsters and Master Wind Waker DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors Legends. All prices are in Canadian dollars. Wii U Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Super Mario Mash-Up Pack (Free) Nintendo partners with Mojang and Microsoft […]

‘Yo-kai Watch 2’ launches in North America on Sept. 30

Yo-kai Watch 2 will be available for the Nintendo 3DS in North America on September 30, Nintendo announced. Two versions will be available, each featuring unique and rare Yo-kai, subtitled Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls. Yo-kai Watch 2 continues the series’ RPG gameplay and offers areas to explore outside of Springdale, featuring 100 new Yo-kai, […]

Róisín Murphy debuts new video and single, ‘Ten Miles High’

Left-field pop star Róisín Murphy is returning with a new album, Take Her Up To Monto, available on July 8. The first music video “Ten Miles High” is directed by Murphy herself. Take Her Up To Monto comes just a little over a year since Murphy’s last release, Hairless Toys, which debuted at #19 in […]

Nintendo president says company is readying animated feature films

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has revealed plans that the gaming company is re-entering the world of movies. In an interview with national newspaper Asahi Shinbun published today, Kimishima said that it will use some of the revenue from Nintendo’s recent sale of the Seattle Mariners to fund ventures into animated movies. The company is not considering live-action; Kimishima specifically noted the […]

Nintendo’s ‘Animal Crossing’ and ‘Fire Emblem mobile games will be free to download

This fall, Nintendo will follow up its hit social messaging app Miitomo with mobile games dedicated to its familiar Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem franchises. Both titles will be free-to-download, according to a recent Wall Street Journal interview with Nintendo’s mobile partner DeNA. Almost all of the top gaming apps available in Android and iOS […]

This week on the Nintendo Canada eShop: May 12, 2016

This week’s new Canadian Nintendo eShop offerings include a Disney-themed installment of Art Academy, Super Meat Boy and new DLC for Minecraft and Fire Emblem Fates. All prices are in Canadian dollars. Nintendo 3DS Disney Art Academy ($39.99) In the Disney Art Academy game, discover your inner artist to capture the stunning visuals of more […]

‘Monster Hunter Generations’ New Nintendo 3DS XL priced at $239.99 in Canada

Monster Hunter fans finally have a release date for the upcoming Monster Hunter Generations: July 15. The Nintendo 3DS game will also launch with two limited edition New 3DS XL handheld systems — blue in North America, and red in Europe. In Canada, the New Nintendo 3DS XL Monster Hunter Generations edition will sell for […]

Video Game Review: ‘Mega Man: Legacy Collection’ (Nintendo 3DS)

I am terrible at Mega Man games. Back in the ’80s, I used to play Mega Man II at my friend’s house, and despite numerous attempts, I could never get very far. But don’t get me wrong: I can do old-school difficult games. Just not Mega Man, unfortunately. I am forced to confront old-school Mega Man again with […]

‘Pokémon Sun’ and ‘Moon’ release date, box art revealed

Get ready trainers, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will be released for the Nintendo 3DS in North America on November 18. In a new gameplay trailer released today, the starter Pokémon were announced: Rowlet (grass/flying), Litten (fire) and Popplio (water). The box art for both upcoming titles was revealed with the as-yet unnamed Legendary Pokémon on each cover. […]

Super Mario DLC coming to ‘Minecraft’ on Wii U

Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom friends are already used to dealing with blocks, so they’re a natural fit for Microsoft’s Minecraft series. On May 17, Minecraft: Wii U Edition will make available an exclusive, free DLC update, including characters, elements and music from the Super Mario franchise. Players will be able to fend off Dry Bones and Hammer Bros. along […]

‘Kirby: Planet Robobot’ debuts to strong sales in Japan

Kirby: Planet Robobot made a strong sales debut in Japan, moving 145,000 copies of the Nintendo 3DS game. According to Media Create Sales, Kirby: Planet Robobot was the second-best selling title in the country during the week of April 25 to May 1. After a disappointing debut last week, sales for the Star Fox Zero/Star Fox Guard bundle fell by 55 per […]

Video Game Review: ‘Bravely Second: End Layer’ (Nintendo 3DS)

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. That motto clearly applies to Bravely Second: End Layer, the sequel to the hit 2012 RPG Bravely Default, available on the portable Nintendo 3DS. Usually, video game sequels attempt to top themselves, but when your source material is as exquisite as Bravely Default, there’s no need. Consistency looks […]