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Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Development Shift Towards NX, and Away from Wii U

E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Development Shift Towards NX, and Away from Wii U

3DS also delves into spin-offs and sequels to pass time

It's been a little over a week since E3 2015, the shared temperature of frustrated Nintendo fans has simmered down a little, and we can reflect on both what the big N showed and kept behind the scenes. Both tell us much, and also indicate that the Wii U seems to be heading for a short...

News: Fire Emblem Fates Iwata Asks Explores Multiple Storylines, Its 500 Page Plot and My Castle

Fire Emblem Fates Iwata Asks Explores Multiple Storylines, Its 500 Page Plot and My Castle

"I ended up writing so much that it could be turned into about two books"

Fire Emblem Fates - known as Fire Emblem If in Japan - is out in Nintendo's homeland this week, before heading to the West in 2016. After the franchise-saving antics of Fire Emblem: Awakening the new title seems like a somewhat dramatic step-up for the series, with two...

News: Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and Some Users Aren't Exactly Pleased

Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and Some Users Aren't Exactly Pleased

Rules aren't always there to be broken

Miiverse, Nintendo's bespoke social network, has been one of the company's most notable moves in this generation. Social networks are old hat now, of course, but with immediate access from games, screenshot sharing and the option to doodle drawings, it's proved a relatively popular app. As it's web based...

News: Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Tops Japanese Charts as 3DS and Wii U Lead in Hardware

Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Tops Japanese Charts as 3DS and Wii U Lead in Hardware

Splatoon also performing well

The Media Create charts have rolled around once again, having brought some positive news for Nintendo in recent times; pleasingly, that trend continues. To start with software we have two 3DS games and a Wii U title leading the way - Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus is top (maybe thanks to its awesome commercials?) on...

News: Fire Emblem Fates Will Allow Same-Sex Marriages

Fire Emblem Fates Will Allow Same-Sex Marriages

Nintendo wants its games to "reflect the diversity" of its audience

Nintendo has confirmed that Fire Emblem Fates will be the first title in the long-running strategy series to feature same-sex marriages. In Fire Emblem: Awakening, it was possible to marry characters you had formed a strong bond with, but it was only possible to wed members of the...

Video: Here's Our Montage of the Latest Super Smash Bros. DLC

Here's Our Montage of the Latest Super Smash Bros. DLC

Be a kid, a squid, a Mega Man and more!

Nintendo has once again Smash-ed it out of the park with some brand new DLC content, all of which has been collected together in one handy bundle pack. Released just prior to E3, AOC Collection #2 features an eye-watering amount of costumes, new stages and - of course - new characters! You can check out the...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federation Force and amiibo Criticism

Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federation Force and amiibo Criticism

"Look, we know that the fans want a straight Samus Aran game"

Reggie Fils-Aime has - as we observed during E3 - the propensity to talk a load of old PR guff at times, which to be fair is part of his job. His annual LA interviews conducted with Kotaku do occasionally get beyond copy-and-pasted standard responses, however, making the latest...

News: Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Fighting Its Way to the 3DS in the West This Year

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Fighting Its Way to the 3DS in the West This Year

Shout loudly in Japanese to celebrate

Earlier this year we shared the news of Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden being announced for release in Japan - it's a fighting title in the franchise with 20 playable characters and "more than 100 support characters". Of course, Dragon Ball Z seems to have had a big year in the West, helped along by Dragon...

News: Hyrule Warriors Producer Confirms More Characters Are Coming to Hyrule Warriors Legends

Hyrule Warriors Producer Confirms More Characters Are Coming to Hyrule Warriors Legends

But won't say who exactly...

For some, the announcement of Hyrule Warriors Legends coming to the Nintendo 3DS is a great reason to relive/start the game that originated on the Wii U. However, to those needing more of an excuse, it was confirmed during Nintendo's E3 Digital Event that Hyrule Warriors Legends will come with all the DLC from the...

News: Splatoon Holds Its Territory in the UK Charts

Splatoon Holds Its Territory in the UK Charts

Still battling it out in the top 10

Splatoon's arrival at the end of May certainly brought some hype to the Wii U, and early chart results were certainly positive for the title. As it approaches one month on the market, however, we're left to wonder how it'll fare over the summer months. It's holding its momentum fairly well, it seems. Still...

First Impressions: Getting Into the Fold With Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

Getting Into the Fold With Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

A crossover aiming for the funny bone

The world has seen its fair share of monumental crossovers: DC vs. Marvel, Jetsons meets the Flintstones. And now, Mario meets Mario in a game of the same genre but technically in another universe because one is made of paper and, uh… The specifics of how this all happens in the story likely doesn't...

News: Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Coming To Wii And 3DS, But Activision Won't Say Exactly What It Is

Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Coming To Wii And 3DS, But Activision Won't Say Exactly What It Is

Publisher remaining tight-lipped about "complementary" versions

While there has been lots of noise and pizzazz around the Wii U version of Skylanders SuperChargers at E3, not so much attention has been spent on the Wii and 3DS versions. When Superchargers was announced it was clear that both Wii and 3DS were not the same as the other console...

Video: Here's Everything That Was Shown On The Final Day Of Treehouse Live At E3 2015

Here's Everything That Was Shown On The Final Day Of Treehouse Live At E3 2015

That's all, folks!

E3 2015 is slowly becoming nothing but a memory, but we thought you might like to feast your eyes on the third and final day of Nintendo's Treehouse Live event, where forthcoming games are shown off in a little more detail. We got to see some more of Star Fox Zero and Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, as well as some new titles like Fatal...

First Impressions: Linking Up in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Linking Up in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Wisdom, Power, Cosplay

While saving Hyrule has traditionally been a one hero job, multiplayer adventures have become a fan-favourite subset of the Legend of Zelda series since Four Swords made its début in 2002, and we were ecstatic to see The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes - an all-new co-op title for three players - revealed in Nintendo's...

Poll: How Excited Are You About Nintendo's E3 Games?

How Excited Are You About Nintendo's E3 Games?

Tell us which are must haves, maybes or misses

Now that we've all had a little time to chill out and think about the games we've seen so far at E3, we can think about which Wii U and 3DS games can claim places on our wishlists. There is, once you list the upcoming releases, quite a lot on the way in 2015 and beyond into next year - enough to keep us...

News: Metroid Prime: Federation Force Producer Explains Why Samus Aran Isn't In The Game

Metroid Prime: Federation Force Producer Explains Why Samus Aran Isn't In The Game

"If we have four 'Samuses', that would be odd"

Engadget has been speaking to Metroid Prime: Federation Force producer Kensuke Tanabe about the game, its origins and how it plays. While the title has gained a lot of hate from various parties online, it's actually shaping up to be a very interesting team-based shooter - and it would appear that it