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News: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Picks Up Best Handheld Game VGX Award

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Picks Up Best Handheld Game VGX Award

Disappointment in the Best RPG and GoTY categories

The VGX Awards have finished for another year, in which Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that Cranky Kong will be playable in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, while also giving the Wii U title an Americas release date of 21st February 2014. It was also an awards ceremony...

News: Nintendo of America Announces StreetPass Weekend and Nintendo Zone Shake-Up

Nintendo of America Announces StreetPass Weekend and Nintendo Zone Shake-Up

You should also take your 3DS / 2DS to your New Year party, apparently

The 3DS may have blazed ahead with tasty sales figures this year of the back of major retail game releases, but it's easy to forget that it has more to offer. StreetPass is still cited by some as the best thing since bread was first sliced, and is a concept that's spawned many...

News: Festive Monster Hunter UK Meet-Up To Include Awesome Nintendo Prizes

Festive Monster Hunter UK Meet-Up To Include Awesome Nintendo Prizes

Serious hunting ahead

The ongoing absence of Western localisation news for Monster Hunter 4 may be a sore point for fans of the franchise, but it's clear that the series does have a core of dedicated fans outside of Japan. We don't know whether Capcom deems that fanbase to be sufficient as yet, but nevertheless online matches can still be organised...

News: Majora's Mask Appears Again, This Time as a New Smash Bros. Assist Trophy

Majora's Mask Appears Again, This Time as a New Smash Bros. Assist Trophy

Sakurai-san strikes again, the big tease

If anyone accuses Nintendo of losing its sense of playful mischief, perhaps we should just mention The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. The iconic Nintendo 64 title has been teased on various occasions as potential remake material, while excitable fans have done enough speculation (and mocked up trailers) to...

News: Extended Nintendo Network System Maintenance Scheduled for 9th December

Extended Nintendo Network System Maintenance Scheduled for 9th December

3DS system update and Miiverse speculation ahoy!

What do you get when you combine a major 3DS system update loosely pegged for December with a lengthy session of system maintenance on the Nintendo Network? Speculation, that's what! Nintendo's network status pages for North America and Europe are showing aligned and extended maintenance scheduled for...

Review: One Piece Romance Dawn (3DS)

One Piece Romance Dawn (3DS)

Just give it up, Luffy

Anyone would be forgiven for thinking crafting a decent RPG from the lore of established anime juggernaut One Piece would be a simple task; the bombastic characters, epic quests and thrilling battles the series is known for should, in theory, make for an excellent adventure. With One Piece Romance Dawn, what developer Three...

Video: Wii Fit Trainer Is Captivating In This Funky Animated Music Clip

Wii Fit Trainer Is Captivating In This Funky Animated Music Clip

One gamer’s love of the Wii Fit Trainer

Inspired by the Bruno Mars song Treasure, Hidden Block has put together a new music video titled "Lovely Wii Fit Trainer." The animated clip follows the story of a Nintendo gamer's infatuation with the Wii Fit Trainer who stars as one of the playable characters in the upcoming Super Smash Bros.* for the Wii...

Talking Point: Moving To Smartphones Is Not The Answer For Nintendo

Moving To Smartphones Is Not The Answer For Nintendo

The numbers don't add up

It seems that a month can't pass by — in the past couple of years — when investment analysts, games industry figures and Nintendo's own investors aren't saying that Nintendo needs to expand and release games on alternative platforms. It's creeping into discourse around the Wii U due to the hardware's struggles to date,...

News: Pokémon X & Y Bundles Land In North America Ahead Of The Holiday Season

Pokémon X & Y Bundles Land In North America Ahead Of The Holiday Season

Available while stocks last

Black Friday may well and truly be over, but that hasn't stopped Nintendo from announcing a brand new 2DS bundle for North America just in time for the upcoming Holiday season. Starting from 6th December, customers can purchase a red 2DS system at Target with Pokémon X pre-installed at an affordable price of $149.99...

News: Bravely Default Sequel Confirmed for 3DS in Japan

Bravely Default Sequel Confirmed for 3DS in Japan

To be called Bravely Second

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy — shortened to Bravely Default in the West — has been a commercial success for Square Enix in its homeland. That's likely contributed to its localisation (along with support from Nintendo) in its follow-up and improved form that's known as Bravely Default: For The Sequel in Japan. As that...

News: The Financial Post Thinks Wii U And 3DS Could Be The "Best Bets" This Christmas

The Financial Post Thinks Wii U And 3DS Could Be The "Best Bets" This Christmas

At last, some positive mainstream reporting

There's a lot of Nintendo-related doom and gloom floating around at the moment — some of which we feel it is our duty to report — but today we've got a little bit of positive news. The Financial Post has stated what we knew all along: Nintendo's two systems are the best option for prospective buyers...