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Review: Comic Workshop 2 (3DS eShop)

Comic Workshop 2 (3DS eShop)

Back to the drawing board

With its built-in touchscreen and dual display, it's no surprise that the Nintendo 3DS is host to a plethora of applications and games based around drawing and creating. Comic Workshop, an application focused on the premise of creating pages for manga comics, is just one example from the selection of well-received products...

News: Nintendo's Official UK Store Promises Extra Stock of "Certain amiibo Figures" This Week

Nintendo's Official UK Store Promises Extra Stock of "Certain amiibo Figures" This Week

What a tease...

Oh, amiibo, we love you and we hate you. The cute little toys are utterly charming, but some of them are more elusive than a Samus Aran fan excited about Metroid Prime: Federation Force. Many of the toys are rare, and the dance when hoping for pre-orders to be fulfilled - if you even get a pre-order down - is a familiar jig to many...

News: Next Level's Super Mario Spikers Was Canned Because Nintendo Had Issues With Its Level Of Violence

Next Level's Super Mario Spikers Was Canned Because Nintendo Had Issues With Its Level Of Violence

Playable prototype actually exists

Next Level Games has a long and proud history with Nintendo, having worked on a wide range of titles including Super Mario Strikers, Punch Out!! and Luigi's Mansion 2. However, not all of the projects pitched by this developer have seen the light of day, and Unseen64 has posted an updated video explaining what...

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...

Video: New Nintendo Game Seminar Titles Make Début Ahead of Japanese Wii U eShop Releases

New Nintendo Game Seminar Titles Make Début Ahead of Japanese Wii U eShop Releases

Developed in Unity to utilise the GamePad

Last year we reported on the Nintendo Game Seminar event in Japan - open to University Students in the Tokyo metropolitan or Kansai region, those lucky enough to be included received support and advice from Nintendo in creating simple gaming experiences. The challenge, from August 2014 to March 2015, was to...

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...

Review: Never Alone (Wii U eShop)

Never Alone (Wii U eShop)

A beautiful mess

One of the best things about indie games is the freedom available to the developers; with all the money involved in publishing triple-A titles, there's little incentive to take risks. There's no way you'd ever see a title like Never Alone coming from a major publisher, and that's what makes it so refreshing. Developed with the input...

News: Fans Are Creating A Brand-New Quest For The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

Fans Are Creating A Brand-New Quest For The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

It's called Third Quest

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a game that speaks, well, volumes. The revolutionary 3D entry to the Zelda series has led to the game holding its own to this day, encouraging replay value for copious amounts of reasons. Aside from receiving a beautiful 3DS remake in 2011, it has fired-up the competition in the world...

News: Titan Tank Rumble Is "Twisted Metal Meets N64-Era Rare", Says Developer Hexagon Games

Titan Tank Rumble Is "Twisted Metal Meets N64-Era Rare", Says Developer Hexagon Games

Rumbling towards the Wii U eShop

Indie studio Hexagon Games has revealed that its vehicular combat title Titan Tank Rumble is headed to the Wii U eShop. Originally called DestructoTanks, the game is a "4-player online competitive game with leaderboards, featuring lots of hectic tank mayhem and explosions". The developer has compared the title to...

Video: Nintendo Minute's Latest Vlog Recounts The Best Moments Of E3 2015 

Nintendo Minute's Latest Vlog Recounts The Best Moments Of E3 2015 

Thor Aackerlund! John Numbers! Shigeru Miyamoto!

E3 is but a distant memory for many of us now, but the Nintendo Minute team has put together a highlight vlog which sums up all of the cool stuff which happened during the event. That included meeting 1990 Nintendo World Champion Thor Aackerlund, talking to 2015 winner John Numbers and even getting...

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...

Gallery: The Splatoon T-Shirt Market Has More Variety Than the Game's Store

The Splatoon T-Shirt Market Has More Variety Than the Game's Store

Take that Jelly Fresh!

When it comes to fashion, Splatoon is cutting-edge gaming. Apart from those amiibo outfits that only dedicated collectors have, there are plenty of varieties of t-shirts, hats and shoes bopping around in the game's plaza at any time, while the stores rotate their offerings on a daily basis. Sure, you can pick outfits based on...