Valhalla Games' first title, the Wii U exclusive Devil's Third, has been a long time coming. After four years, in an interview with Weekly Famitsu, Tomonobu Itagaki announced that they are "hard at work putting on the final touches." There were no more details pertaining to release, so all we still know for sure is that it will be launching sometime next year. The closing of the development cycle, though, could mean sometime in the first quarter or half of next year.

Itagaki also said Valhalla plans on releasing content updates past the game's launch, and has teamed up with online-game-specialist company Softgear to do so. See the full quote after the jump.

Today we wrap up a trilogy of Smash polls following the game's launch in Japan and demo release globally. Snake appears to be the winner for cut characters from Brawl that you miss the most, while Mega Man has a commanding lead for the title of favorite newcomer. Of course, not everyone we wanted in the game made it, so today we want to know which character that didn't make the cut (not counting the ones from Brawl) were you hoping for the most? We've compiled a list of some of the more popular requests (as well as an "Other" option, of course) and you can cast your vote by clicking below!

Bayonetta 2 has been catching the attention of all sorts of Nintendo fans; and this is mostly because of the costumes available for Bayonetta herself to don in the game.

Coupled with costumes inspired by other Nintendo characters, including Fox McCloud, Link, Samus and more, Bayonetta will also be able to utilize weapons and items that coincide with each respective Nintendo character.

For example, when wearing her Link costume, Bayonetta can use the blade of evil's bane itself, the Master Sword. When wearing her Samus costume, Bayonetta can use an arm cannon.

Click on the jump if you want to view a larger image of Bayonetta's Mario costume and the Chain Chomp add-on!

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is out in Japan, and as with any other release, those savvy enough to dig into the game and find all its hidden secrets are going to do just that. And what they found is totally new to the Smash Bros. series.

Buried in the game, alongside all of the icons for the character selection screen, are two arrows, one pointing forward, and the other backward. The only thing I (and the rest of the internet, apparently) can presume is that it suggests DLC is coming for Super Smash Bros., featuring more characters on a second character selection page. The game currently has absolutely no references to Ridley, Isaac, or Ray Mk. III—three popular character choices that were represented by trophies and other content in past Smash games—so perhaps they're on the table for future character additions? Read more inside.

Nintendo of Japan and Nintendo of Europe have each announced DLC packs for Hyrule Warriors, including a free villain pack that adds three new characters and four different paid DLC packs adding new characters, new maps, new game modes, new weapons, and much, much more. These packs will release from October through February of next year, and pre-ordering all of them as a season pass unlocks Dark Link for free. Nintendo of America has now confirmed that all of this content will be coming to Hyrule Warriors in North America as well. Hit the jump for more details!

Yesterday we polled our viewers to see which cut character from Brawl you'll miss most in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U (Snake has a solid lead currently), so it's only fair we talk about the other side of the story, and that's the fact that lots of exciting new characters have been added into the newest versions of Smash

For the sake of keeping this "all-new," we're leaving out characters that were previously playable as part of another character, such as Sheik and Charizard. Click below to cast your vote, and don't forget to check out our comprehensive guide on how to unlock everything in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS!

It was recently revealed that Next Level Games, creators of Super Mario Strikers and Mario Strikers Charged (among many others), had a Metroid prototype in the works, but the game was scrapped. As it turns out, that's not the only unused concept they pitched at Nintendo. The talented development team (which plans to work exclusively with Nintendo going forward) was working on a concept dubbed "Super Mario Spikers" which blended volleyball, wrestling, and a game show all together into one game. You can catch details and concept art after the jump!

Week three of the Nintendo eShop Super Smashing Sale has just kicked off, and that means we have a new list of discounted games. Each week Nintendo discounts a handful of games featuring characters that are playable in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U. Week one was full of great deals on Mario games and Zelda and Mega Man starred in week two. The lineup is a little slimmer this week, but some Pokémon spin-off games, the original Metroid, and Wii Fit U are all on sale right now through September 25. Hit the jump for the full lineup!

In addition to the free villain DLC headed to Hyrule Warriors, we'll also be receiving four different paid DLC packs. This includes the Hyrule Warriors Master Quest pack, the Twilight Princess pack, the Majora's Mask pack, and the Ganon pack. These packs will add new characters, costumes, stages, weapons, adventure maps, and even game modes. 

The first one releases in October (about a month after the game comes out) and the rest will release in the coming months all the way through February, providing support for the game for quite some time. All of the DLC is reasonably priced, and there's a special deal where you can pre-order all of them at a discounted price and receive a free character. Hit the jump for details!

Good news, Hyrule Warrior fans! The game hasn't even released yet (outside of Japan) but we've already got news of some awesome free DLC. The game launches on September 26, and an update will be made available on September 30 that includes three new playable villains. Cia, Volga, and Wizzro, all brand new characters, will be added to your game with this DLC pack, increasing the playable character count to sixteen. 

Additionally, you'll be given the ability to turn on and off cutscenes at will, which will come in handy for repeat plays. Hit the jump to catch screenshots of the villains and gameplay footage of Cia in action!