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New Nintendo eShop releases: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire

In the case of Nintendo eShop's new releases this week, size does indeed matter. With just a smattering of games on Wii U, one of them a late spring PS4/Xbox One hit and another being an obscure Game Boy Advance curio, you'd think the console would be on shaky ground. Not so. It's got big, big good...

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GameStop plans pre-Black Friday Family Weekend event

Because one day of rampant consumerism just wasn't enough, GameStop has announced plans to launch a weekend-long sales event prior to its already revealed Black Friday sales. The ubiquitous games retailer has yet to outline its full discount plans, but they include $20 discounts on the normally ...

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Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire review: A real gem

It's been 18 years since Nintendo first introduced humanity to a world of adorable monsters that would capture the hearts of millions and grow into the sort of media juggernaut that usually involves a teenaged British wizard or an especially smug Robert Downey Jr. Despite nearly two decades of succ...

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Pokemon Omega/Alpha anime short doesn't really need English

With Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire out this Friday, November 21, why not commemorate the 3DS remakes with a snippet of anime? It may be in Japanese, but at this point Pokemon is all but its own language anyway. ...

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Meet the legendaries of Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire

Like previous Pokemon games, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will feature appearances by legendary pokemon, though instead of one, two or three legendaries, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire offer players access to the entire swath of developer Game Freak's overpowered, nigh-godlike pocket mo...

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Report: Pokemon 3DS remakes notch a million pre-orders in Japan

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are already major hits in Japan, despite the fact that neither game will reach store shelves until November 21. Dengeki Online (courtesy Siliconera translation) reports that the two games have already attracted over a million pre-orders in the island nation alo...

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Crystal Red and Blue Nintendo 2DS available Nov. 21

Nintendo announced today that its Crystal Red and Crystal Blue 2DS units, which were previously announced for Europe, will also be available in North America later this month. The units will launch on November 21 at $99. That just happens to be the same day Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire hit...

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Pokemon Omega/Alpha 'dual pack' has healing powers [Update]

Nintendo is packaging both versions of its upcoming Pokemon remake together, though the benefit to buying both games in one box isn't monetary. While both Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will debut next month for $40 each, the "dual pack" bundle will still cost $80. The catch to Nintendo's tw...

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How to get demo codes for Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire

Nintendo will release a playable demo of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire on November 7, but you'll have to put in some effort to play these games before their official November 21 launch. According to Nintendo, there are several methods for obtaining a demo download code. From Nove...

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Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire demo due next week on 3DS

A trial version of Game Freak's re-remade monster-battling RPG pair Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire will hit the 3DS eShop next week, Nintendo announced today. Nintendo also teases new Mega Evolutions for Latios and Latias in the video above, giving players an early look at the advanced fo...

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