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News: Wii U System Update 5.2.0 Brings Folders, New UI Design and More

Wii U System Update 5.2.0 Brings Folders, New UI Design and More

Don't forget extra stability

The latest version of Nintendo’s Wii U software — 5.2.0 — has been released to the masses, and brings with it a feature that many users have been demanding for over two years: folders on the Wii U Menu. Folders have been a part of the 3DS’ internal software since 2012, and their organisational abilities have...

News: Modder Shows How to Play the 3DS With a GameCube Controller

Modder Shows How to Play the 3DS With a GameCube Controller

No need to smash up the system

One controller generally considered to go hand-in-hand with the Super Smash Bros. series is the GameCube pad, which many still use in the most recent home console releases. Of course, it'll be possible to continue that tradition with the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U, but it's not an option for the imminent...

Video: Aqua Moto Racing Utopia Footage Breaks Some Waves

Aqua Moto Racing Utopia Footage Breaks Some Waves

Some wave racing

Earlier this year Zordix AB announced Aqua Moto Racing Utopia for Wii U; it'll be an expanded HD follow-up to Aqua Moto Racing 3D on the 3DS eShop. For fans of water-ski racing who mournfully wait for a certain Nintendo franchise to return, the upcoming download release is sure to grab attention; it'll feature local and online...

News: Battleminer Screens Show Some Familiar Block Building On the Way to 3DS

Battleminer Screens Show Some Familiar Block Building On the Way to 3DS

MineBattle

It was only recently that we were talking about U Craft, an apparent Minecraft clone coming to Wii U, though we've now received some fresh screens of an equally blocky title on the way to the 3DS eShop. Announced earlier in the summer and due in North American in the next month — later elsewhere — is Battleminer, which is bringing its...

News: Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Lacks Circle Pad Pro Support Due to Processing Power Limitations

Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Lacks Circle Pad Pro Support Due to Processing Power Limitations

So says Masahiro Sakurai

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has a solid control scheme, but there was some gnashing of teeth when it emerged that it won't support the Circle Pad Pro for some convenient Smash Attacks with the second Circle Pad. It's only been natural to wonder why, then, the c-stick on the New Nintendo 3DS is supported, with various...

News: Naughty German Retailer Breaks Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Street Date

Naughty German Retailer Breaks Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Street Date

Those rascals

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is just days away, yet it seems a retailer in Germany couldn't even wait for the right month before grabbing some sales on the title. It is sure to be one of the year's biggest releases on 3DS, yet any street date-breaking sales will inevitably frustrate Nintendo. The apparent early sale was posted...

Video: Which Indie Developer Is Best At Mario Kart 8?

Which Indie Developer Is Best At Mario Kart 8?

We didn't know either, so we decided to find out

As we've already mentioned several times before until we're blue in the face, we helped Nintendo UK host the official UK Mario Kart 8 Championships at this year's EGX. During the four days we held daily competitions so attendees could show off their skills, as well as two special races which featured...

News: Master Quest DLC Details Emerge for Hyrule Warriors

Master Quest DLC Details Emerge for Hyrule Warriors

Play as Cia, the villain with the insane 'figure'

Hyrule Warriors is now bringing hack and slash mayhem to gamers around the world, but Koei Tecmo is busy producing multiple paid-DLC packs to tempt us to buy more. A major entry is due on 16th October with the Master Quest DLC pack, which has already been confirmed to feature Epona as a rather scary...

News: Ocarina of Time gets a 2D Makeover

Ocarina of Time gets a 2D Makeover

Downgradin' and relaxin'

A group of Zelda fans have decided to take the classic gameplay and graphics from A Link to the Past and apply it to what is arguably the most famous outing the the Zelda series, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The game is in the very early stages, and it’s not clear what engine the game is running on, but it’s...

Nintendo 64x64: Killer Instinct Gold

Killer Instinct Gold

Wisely held back from the Snes; giving gamers a further reason for a N64. Subsequently, better fighters did arrive but this became one to saviour as Rare never produced its own sequel. Instantly, the killer soundtrack stands out as well as great backgrounds, fresh new characters and team battles. Pitched perfectly to novices and experts; a rare...

News: Warlocks Battles For Final Funding Push, With Wii U Version Planned

Warlocks Battles For Final Funding Push, With Wii U Version Planned

Fast-paced pixel action

In the absence of our Kickstarter update, which will return in the coming days, it seems like a good time to highlight Warlocks, a campaign close to closure that is targeting Wii U. A fast paced action platformer with pixel graphics, at the time of writing it's raised nearly $19,000 of its $25,000 goal, with around 60 hours...

News: Nexis Games is Developing U Craft, a Minecraft Clone, for the eShop

Nexis Games is Developing U Craft, a Minecraft Clone, for the eShop

Aiming for before Christmas

The continuing absence of Minecraft from Nintendo systems — a release even less likely following Microsoft's acquisition of Mojang — continues to frustrate some, especially considering the phenomenal popularity of the game. In recent days news emerged of a Minecraft clone on the way to Wii U, though we were...

Book Review: Boss Fight Books - Super Mario Bros. 2

Boss Fight Books - Super Mario Bros. 2

Subcon-text

For how unique it is compared to other games in the Mario line, it’s amazing how easily Super Mario Bros. 2 is taken at face value or glossed over entirely. Many fans are happy to share the fact that the game is actually a reskin of Japanese title Doki Doki Panic after the original Super Mario Bros. sequel was deemed too difficult...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifty Seven

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifty Seven

Master Hand mystery! Conquest! Mii Outfits! More!

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is now just days away from arriving all around the world, much to our delight, and it looks set to be just the beginning as we then look ahead to the Wii U release later in the year. It's almost too much to handle. Yet handle it we must, and we still have Masahiro...

Video: Here Are Some Cool Facts Around the DS

Here Are Some Cool Facts Around the DS

Thank goodness it wasn't called City Boy

The DS family of systems is a fundamental part of Nintendo's history for multiple — and obvious — reasons: it is the company's most successful hardware and the second highest-selling in the industry's history, it introduced a new brand that lives on with the 3DS family, and it sidelined the iconic Game...

Video: Japanese Commercial For New 3DS Highlights Those Fetching "Kisekae Plate" Covers

Japanese Commercial For New 3DS Highlights Those Fetching "Kisekae Plate" Covers

Dressing up time

The Japanese launch of the New 3DS is just around the corner, and Nintendo is running commercials in its homeland to promote the customisable nature of the system. The standard New 3DS — not the New 3DS XL — features interchangeable "Kisekae Plate" covers which are sold separately and come in a wide range of eye-catching...