New Nintendo 3DS recently launched globally, and the first game to take full advantage of the improved hardware of the handheld is Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. Originally a Wii game, Xenoblade Chronicles was too big and complex for the regular 3DS, but the enhanced CPU allows the game to be played on the go with the new model.

If you never played the original and want to see what all the excitement is about, or if you played it on Wii and want to know how it looks on New Nintendo 3Ds, we've got a new trailer for you that combines story and cinematic elements with gameplay to give you a good feel for the game. Click below to check it out!

Firmware update 9.5.0-23U is live right now for Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS, and on the surface it appears to be just a routine patch. The description just reads "Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience," but users have already discovered it also disables the "Regionthree" hack, which allows circumvention of Nintendo's region-locking restrictions. As far as we know so far, no other features are added or disabled with this firmware update.

Epic Games showed up to Game Developers Conference 2015 in a big way! Earlier today, they announced that the popular Unreal Engine 4 is now free for all developers, and if that's not enough to pique your interest in the engine, they've also released a new sizzle reel. Games of all shapes and sizes from Batman: Arkham Knight to Fable Legends run on Unreal tech, and you can see just how far its influence has spread by clicking below to watch the trailer!

Nintendo tends to stick to fairly traditional business and pricing models, but lately they've been trying out new (relatively speaking) ideas like DLC and looking for ways to provide consumers with cheaper games. Most notably, Nintendo launched Pokémon Shuffle two weeks ago on eShop as a free-to-play game, meaning it can be downloaded completely free of charge, and there are optional, in-game purchases to generate profits instead of a one-time fee at the start.

We're not sure how much money they're making off of it, but it's definitely generating interest as over one million people have already downloaded the game. Should Nintendo take this as a positive sign and start making more free-to-play games, or should they stick with one-time purchases? Hit the jump to cast your vote and join the debate!

We're just a few weeks away from the launch of Bloodborne, the next big title from the developers of the hit Dark Souls and Demon's Souls games, and Sony is bringing the hype! A new commercial called "The Hunt Begins" released today, blending gameplay and cinematics for an interesting look at the game. Bloodborne releases on PlayStation 4 on March 24 in North America and will be out globally by March 27. While you wait, click below to check out the new commercial!

NASA simulator Kerbal Space Program now lets you immortalize your successful (or unsuccessful) spaceships in physical form. Printing company Eucl3D has teamed up with the Kerbal developers to allow players to upload their .craft files onto their website to be converted into a scale replica. Now when you finally find that design that takes you to the moon and back, you can put it on your real world shelf to show off to your friends and admire. It won't take you to space for real, though.

The models look pretty high-quality, but come with some restrictions and caveats. Link and details after the jump.

We're back with another weekly installment of Gamnesia's Game Clash! Every Monday we pit two video games against each other, and the winner is decided by your votes. Resident Evil 6 took one of the most popular survival-horror franchises in the world to its limits, pitting players against a viral scare on a global scale. The Evil Within, developed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, took the genre closer to its roots with a new story meant to put the focus back on horror in a big way. Which game was better? Click below to cast your vote and join the debate!

Are you still looking for a Marth Amiibo to round out your collection? Or, are you hoping to play as the hero king in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.? Well, this is good news for you!

We learned back in January that Marth figures would be returning to store shelves at some point, but we haven't heard a time frame until now; Nintendo of America has announced via Twitter that more Marth Amiibo will be headed to stores in late April. Hopefully, there will be plenty to go around.

During a recent interview with the Sonic Team's head developer, Takashi Iizuka was asked if the mobile game Sonic Runners would signal an end to Sonic games on consoles. A member of the Sonic Stadiums forums was able to translate Iizuka's response.

"Currently we don’t. Now this product only, select the smartphone as a friendly platform to the user’s, just say F2P and that was suitable for there. Personally, I don’t plan to stop Sonic for home-video game consoles. Don’t worry about them! And enjoy!" — Takashi Iizuka

Read more after the jump!

The custom-made Amiibo craze does not look like it's going to stop anytime soon. A fan recently created the rest of the Sonic squad, including Amy Rose, Knuckles, and Tails. Just like the Mewtwo Amiibo, he removed actual Amiibo from their base and then glued the Sonic figures onto them.

You can take a look at the finished product after the jump!

Media Molecule's PlayStation 4 version of Tearaway might hit us faster than we thought. Resigning from Media Molecule, Head of Audio Kenneth Young tweeted that he's going to be working with the company to ship Tearaway Unfolded this summer.

Unfolded, a remake of the PlayStation Vita game released in 2013, promises ways to fully utilize every feature the PS4 has to offer. It will let users think outside the box with not only customization, but also with the innovative ways of controlling the game that we saw in the original version.

Thanks to Twitter user James Stine, we now have English translation of screenshots from some of the latest footage from the Episode Duscae demo of Final Fantasy XV. The translations show things like the game's pre-camp menu, an in-game recipe, and some of the quest interface. Curiously it appears as though camping will cancel the current subquest.

View the screenshots inside.

New Nintendo 3DS offers enhancements like an improved CPU and more buttons, and one indie developer has stepped forward to take advantage of them. Inti Creates has revealed that Azure Striker Gunvolt will receive a patch in Japan on March 11 that allows the game to take advantage of the newer hardware. The patch will speed up the game's loading times and allow for the ZL and ZR buttons to be used for quickly switching weapons. The patch will also add some new songs and Boss Rush mode. No details have been given yet for the patch's release outside of Japan.

Last year, Epic Games took steps to make Unreal Engine 4 available to more people by making it free for educators and by offering affordable subscription plans for other developers. Today they're taking it a step further by making the powerful game engine free to all developers. In a blog titled "If You Love Something, Set it Free," Epic announced the move and revealed that all future updates will be free as well.

The only charges come after you've made a successful product, as Epic claims a 5% royalty on products using Unreal Engine 4, but only after they've already generated at least $3,000 for their developer. This move will allow many developers on tight budgets to have access to top-of-the-line game development tools without having to pay a penny until they've completed their game. Hopefully this leads to the development of many quality games!

Mario Kart 8 received its first big DLC update late last year, and a second batch was announced for release in May. DLC Pack 2, an Animal Crossing themed pack, will give players three new characters, four new vehicles, and eight great new tracks to race on. It looks like everything is right on schedule, as the Japanese Miiverse has announced that development is in the final stages!