Nintendo's smallest heroes are coming back
When Pikmin 3 arrived in summer 2013, it ended a long and generation-spanning wait for fans of one of Shigeru Miyamoto's freshest franchises. Disregarding Wii re-releases it had been around nine years since Pikmin 2 on GameCube. The wait for Pikmin 4, however, looks set to be far shorter. Speaking to...
GameCube and Wii titles that could make the cut
Just recently we published a list of five Nintendo 64 games we'd love to play on 3DS, inspired by the recent arrival of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and its remastered predecessors, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Star Fox 64 3D
Styluses at the ready
Following the release of the PIKMIN Short Movies on the Wii U and 3DS eShop, legendary series creator Shigeru Miyamoto has announced via Miiverse that a special PIKMIN themed Art Academy contest will be taking place throughout the month of November. The title of the contest is "Pikmin Spotted!", and owners of Art Academy:...
Details over release on Nintendo systems still unconfirmed
Not long ago we shared the news that Shigeru Miyamoto was preparing to unveil three Pikmin short films at the Tokyo International Film Festival. That takes place in the coming week, and Miyamoto-san has begun to talk more about the project ahead of the short films having their world...
Have been coming to fruition for over a year
Last year we shared the news that Shigeru Miyamoto was overseeing a series of animated Pikmin short films, with the legendary game designer explaining that his origins in four-panel comics and passion for the franchise had brought the project to reality. They were initially planned to arrive in some form...
With extra bugs included
Game development is a complicated business, even if modern tools and engines do much to ease the burden and the level of tricky coding required. Nintendo, of course, utilises its own engines and techniques, meaning that there are a lot of coders in its shiny new development building and others besides busily doing some...
Don't you want Super Smash Bros. on SNES?
Retro-inspired "demakes" of popular modern games are all the rage these days, but don't you want to put some on your walls? Swedish graphic designer Junkboy has created a wide array of gorgeous 16-bit demake art, much of which is available for purchase online. You can check out his Tumblr page for the full...
If you lose your keys, just whistle
Club Nintendo rewards, in Europe particularly, aren't updated particularly regularly. When something new arrives, as a result, street parties are held, firework displays are common and gamers are merry. Well, OK, that doesn't happen, but considering that some of the existing rewards in Europe are DSi kits and...
Three down, more surely to come
Pikmin 3, after a lengthy development period, is now beginning to grace Wii U systems around the world, and is clearly a source of great pride for Shigeru Miyamoto. The famous Nintendo designer has described it as the "ultimate version of Pikmin 1", and to date it's received substantial critical praise, including a...
Naturally, it sold less than Pikmin 2
Pikmin 3 was released in Japan last week and new data from Media Create has shown it has sold a respectable number of copies. The folks at Siliconera have put together a little comparison chart showing how the third game in the series sold in relation to its two predecessors. As we know, Pikmin 3 sold 92,720...
Nintendo focusing on new experiences rather than characters
One thing Nintendo is certainly not short of is franchises and over the years the likes of Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Kid Icarus and the plucky Pikmin have all emerged. However, a complaint that is sometimes leveled at Nintendo is its continued use of the same...
Including the 'Cube
When Wii U is released, you'll be able to play games from each of Nintendo's home consoles thanks to a mixture of backwards compatibility and the Virtual Console. With one exception. No, not Virtual Boy. Currently GameCube has no place on Nintendo's first high definition console, that we know of: only games on systems up to...
A modern classic
The GameCube era is still a questionable time for Nintendo fans. While the console undoubtedly had its standout titles, there always seems to be a lingering question over how high — or, more to the point, how low — it would rank when gauged against Nintendo's other consoles. But wherever you fall in the debate, it's impossible...
Orchestral arrangements of classic Nintendo games
If you've not got any plans this Thursday night, then be sure to tune into a live stream of Symphonic Legends' orchestral renditions of classic video games. Produced by Thomas Boecker with Jonne Valtonen taking lead composer duties, the WDR Radio Orchestra will be performing at the Cologne...
Little chap proceeds to fend off Lego Bulborbs
Last week we brought you this superb Lego Donkey Kong level among other Nintendo craft treats, but the collision of Nintendo and Lego became a lot cuter with the arrival of Olimar and Louie, from talented Danish artist Filip Felberg. Check out the gallery in the link below, but be careful - those Lego Bulborbs are so scary they could give you..
Given the GameCube's wonderful back-catalogue, here are five games we'd love to see come to the Wii. The PlayStation 2 had already run away with the “console war crown" a good year or so before the GameCube's launch and Nintendo's box never really packed any kind of punch worthy enough of denting Sony's dominance. With Microsoft...