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News: UCraft is a Wii U Exclusive Once Again

UCraft is a Wii U Exclusive Once Again

Due this Holiday season

UCraft has had a turbulent development history to date - originally announced by Nexis Games as a Wii U exclusive, the Minecraft-inspired sandbox game had unrealistic release window targets, a failed Kickstarter campaign and then caused controversy by going multi-platform with a PC release. There were then plans for a

Exclusive: Nintendo PowerFest Winner Mike "Qik" Iarossi Will Compete In The Nintendo World Championships At E3 2015

Nintendo PowerFest Winner Mike "Qik" Iarossi Will Compete In The Nintendo World Championships At E3 2015

Champ is joining Empire Arcadia following team's world record success

At this year's E3, Nintendo will be resurrecting a special event which first took place 25 years ago. The 1990 Nintendo World Championships captured the hearts and minds of an entire generation of players and have since passed into video gaming folklore, arguably laying down the...

Video: We Tackle The Dual-Stick vs. Motion Controls Splatoon Debate

We Tackle The Dual-Stick vs. Motion Controls Splatoon Debate

Twin-stick it to the man

One of the more divisive aspects of Nintendo's upcoming ink-em-up Splatoon is the integration of motion controls into the core gameplay. Considering shooters have been comfortable with simply using two analogue sticks simultaneously to move and aim this addition initially seemed a little gimmicky and unnecessary to many...

News: Nintendo Hoping That Splatoon Will Tempt Lapsed Fans To Splash Out On A Wii U

Nintendo Hoping That Splatoon Will Tempt Lapsed Fans To Splash Out On A Wii U

"We’re using this opportunity to talk to lapsed Nintendo fans, too"

Splatoon is coming later this month, and judging from the rapturous reception the Global Testfire has received, there are plenty of Nintendo fans positively gagging to get their hands on the final game. However, according to Nintendo UK marketing manager Chandra Nair, there are...

Review: 3D Thunder Blade (3DS eShop)

3D Thunder Blade (3DS eShop)

Get to the chopper!

There was a time in the late '80s when Thunder Blade machines were a fairly common sight in amusement arcades. Yet even with a decent amount of distribution it was never in the same league as its close cousins; the instant visual assault from Sega's flashier and more exciting looking games such as Out Run, After Burner and Space...

News: Work in Progress Video Fires Up Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo E3 Rumours

Work in Progress Video Fires Up Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo E3 Rumours

But...

E3 is about a month away, which means rumours will arrive with great regularity. Another is now doing the rounds about a potential E3 show; while potentially exciting, it's important to break it down and realise that, actually, it may not be entirely accurate. The source of this buzz is a presentation from NAB 2015, a major convention run by...

Video: The Game Theorists Tackle That Vital Star Fox Question - What's With the Metal Legs?

The Game Theorists Tackle That Vital Star Fox Question - What's With the Metal Legs?

Busts some old myths

Assuming that Nintendo President Satoru Iwata doesn't appear in this year's E3 Digital Event and ask us to "please understand", we should have a new Star Fox game for Wii U this year. We may know very little about it, but we won't deny that it's pretty near the top of our hype list for the upcoming LA event. There'll be plenty...

Nintendo Download: 21st May (Europe)

21st May (Europe)

Swords & Soldiers II, yarn Kirby, Paper Mario, Curve Digital sale and more

It's time for another Monday morning to be brightened up by upcoming download delights, and this week's European Nintendo Download Update has some promising choices. On the Wii U we have an exclusive from Ronimo Games, a soft and cuddly Good-Feel game and a classic N64 title,...

News: Yooka-Laylee’s Game Worlds Will Be Contained Within "Magical Books”

Yooka-Laylee’s Game Worlds Will Be Contained Within "Magical Books”

A novel idea

Playtonic's spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie and popular Kickstarter project, Yooka-Laylee, aims to recreate the magic of the 3D platform titles of yesteryear with charming characters and classic level design. With development well underway, creative lead Gavin Price has recently discussed the team's approach to level creation in...

Video: Take A Look At The Evolution Of Fairies In The Legend Of Zelda Series

Take A Look At The Evolution Of Fairies In The Legend Of Zelda Series

Fairy impressive

Since the original Legend of Zelda was released on the NES in 1986, fairies have been an integral part of the series. In each iteration, these fairies have always shared common traits; with the ability to rejuvenate, enhance and often provide vital words of wisdom to the hero, Link. YouTuber – MasterOfHyrule – has payed tribute...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Modest Sales Targets Keep Wii U and 3DS Expectations Under Control

Nintendo's Modest Sales Targets Keep Wii U and 3DS Expectations Under Control

E3 surprises are still a solid bet, however

In consecutive years Nintendo predicted a return to good times, struggled to deliver and reported financial losses; with that in mind the recent annual results were a major positive. Nintendo reported a decent profit and showed enough positive intent that shareholders were happy, with the company's value...

Review: Paper Mario (Wii U eShop / N64)

Paper Mario (Wii U eShop / N64)

Historical document

Can we take a moment to appreciate just how gloriously wacky it is that a game like Paper Mario exists in the first place? This is an idea that followed in the footsteps of Super Mario RPG, the Square/Nintendo collaboration which in itself marked a big departure in genre for the Mario universe. Nintendo would continue down this...

Weirdness: Nintendo of America's Splatoon Mess Fest Sits in the 'Bizarre' Category

Nintendo of America's Splatoon Mess Fest Sits in the 'Bizarre' Category

It was messy

At the end of April Nintendo of America announced its Splatoon Mess Fest, a live event at Santa Monica Pier - California - to promote the upcoming Wii U shooter. It was standard PR event fair, pulling in celebrities and the public to have some messy fun on a goo-filled assault course. Celebrities included Disney's Joey Bragg and James...