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News: Woah Dave! Arrives On The Wii U eShop 20th August, Cross-Buy Promotion Also On Offer

Woah Dave! Arrives On The Wii U eShop 20th August, Cross-Buy Promotion Also On Offer

Double Dave

If you live in the US and purchased the 3DS eShop title – Woah Dave! – when it was released in October last year, you’re in for a treat, with the publisher Choice Provisions today announcing the game will be available on the Wii U eShop on 20th August, with a cross-buy promotion also on offer for existing 3DS owners – making the...

News: Dragon Quest XI 3DS Screens Show Off the Blend of Old and New

Dragon Quest XI 3DS Screens Show Off the Blend of Old and New

They sure are pretty

Dragon Quest XI is a good while off, so much so that a Nintendo NX version was sort-of announced before some inevitable backtracking once Square Enix realised it had somewhat gotten ahead of itself. We have seen the 3DS version in action, though, which looks like an accomplished portable alternative to the HD version that'll be...

News: Super Mario Maker's eShop Pre-Load is Live in North America

Super Mario Maker's eShop Pre-Load is Live in North America

Tough luck, Europe

Super Mario Maker may, for many, fall into the 'must get a physical copy' category. Even download aficionados must be contemplating one of the physical retail options, either with the amiibo or a standard edition that - nevertheless - comes with a lovely 'design ideas' booklet. It's an Anniversary, live a little. For those that...

Mario History: Super Mario Bros. - 1985

Super Mario Bros. - 1985

Changing the gaming industry forever

In this series of articles we'll write about one Mario game every day for 30 days, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. To paraphrase the great poet Dylan Thomas, for this run of articles celebrating the Super Mario franchise we will begin at the...

Video: Learn More About the Experimental Rayman 4 That Got Dropped in Favour of Raving Rabbids

Learn More About the Experimental Rayman 4 That Got Dropped in Favour of Raving Rabbids

It makes us slightly sad

While there's nothing wrong with mini-game collections - they can add a lot to any system library - there was an over-abundance of them in the Wii era. Major franchises were reimagined for the genre, with a particularly early example being Rayman Raving Rabbids, which brought Ubisoft's mascot onto the last-gen system and...

News: A Resident Evil 2 Remake Has Been Confirmed

A Resident Evil 2 Remake Has Been Confirmed

Hoping beyond hope for a Wii U or NX version

It's with some hesitation that we're sharing the happy news that a Resident Evil 2 Remake has, after much demand, been confirmed. Our hesitation is simply due to the fact that some handsome recent remasters in the series have been skipping Wii U, but tomorrow is another day and timelines may bring hope...

News: London To Get Overrun By a Horde of Pikachu in 'Summer in the City' Event

London To Get Overrun By a Horde of Pikachu in 'Summer in the City' Event

Prepare yourself for the Pikachu invasion

The Pokémon Company International will be making a splash at this year's 'Summer in the City' at the ExCeL London on Saturday 15th August, by attending with a horde of five Pikachu who will wander around the event for you to grab a selfie - if you are so inclined. Summer in the City is an annual event...

News: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Leads as Splatoon Passes Half a Million Sales in Japan

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Leads as Splatoon Passes Half a Million Sales in Japan

Wii U sales increase, too

The latest Media Create Japanese charts have arrived, bringing with them more positive news of Summer sales for Nintendo. On the software side Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer stays on top with over 180,000 sales in its second week, pushing it beyond 700,000 retail sales already. The two iterations of Yo-Kai Watch...

News: Enter a Crazy Code to Unlock a New Character in the Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Demo

Enter a Crazy Code to Unlock a New Character in the Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Demo

Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta, apparently

Update: Thanks to the comments and a quick web search this demo is actually available in North America, somewhat negating our first line below. While it was promoted and given a 'shelf' in Europe, its release in NA has been rather stealthy - apparently a search for the name or a rummage through the...

News: Here Are Some Handy Tips for Viewing Splatoon Online Rankings, Statistics and Map Schedules

Here Are Some Handy Tips for Viewing Splatoon Online Rankings, Statistics and Map Schedules

Inking in plans

Splatoon is a weekly - even daily - treat for plenty of Wii U owners, and with its glut of items, weapons and maps there's plenty on offer. It turns out there's also a neat resource for viewing online rankings alongside others on your Friend List, statistics on weapon usage and gear, and even the next few cycles of available maps...

Review: BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition (Wii U eShop)

BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition (Wii U eShop)

They're watching you!

In a dark forest, scarred by alien machinery and steeped in an unnatural silence, a strange, hairy creature bobs awkwardly across the foreground. Without really knowing what to do the player tries out a few buttons, and quickly discovers a way to keep the little furball in the air. After a few tumbles and unfortunate accidents,...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Included in 'Hexathlon' to Find eSports UK Champion

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Included in 'Hexathlon' to Find eSports UK Champion

Winner of gaming Hexathlon to be crowned at EGX

If you're a regular reader of the site, you'll probably know we really love EGX (formally Eurogamer Expo). This year's expo has moved from its old location at Earls Court, London, which has sadly been demolished to make way for residential apartments; this year from 24th-27th September EGX will be in...

Review: Picross e6 (3DS eShop)

Picross e6 (3DS eShop)

Continued conundrums

The Picross e series seems to have settled in its ways now, not choosing to add any more additional features and simply having new sets of puzzles with each release. Picross e6 is no exception, once again playing it very safe and just giving you more pictures to unveil. Again, the three available modes are Picross, Micross and...

News: Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water's Limited Edition Bundle Now Up for Pre-Order From Nintendo's Official UK Store

Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water's Limited Edition Bundle Now Up for Pre-Order From Nintendo's Official UK Store

Snap it up

As announced last week, Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water - better known as Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden in North America - will only have a limited edition available at retail in Europe. In what's a potentially smart move for a relatively niche release, this release will be joined by a free-to-download version on the

News: Shiny Rayquaza Distribution Event For Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Launches In North America

Shiny Rayquaza Distribution Event For Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Launches In North America

Serial code giveaway for Australia & New Zealand, UK details also inside

Update: In the United Kingdom, players can obtain Shiny Rayquaza and Pikachu at Smyths Toys Superstores starting on 24th August, with the promotion lasting four weeks. Original post: If you’re a fan of the legendary serpentine pocket monster, Rayquaza, and happen to live in...

Video: Hang Em Hyrule Brings Legend of Zelda to the Wild West

Hang Em Hyrule Brings Legend of Zelda to the Wild West

Feelin' lucky?

Fan videos inspired by The Legend of Zelda are relatively plentiful online, with some having professional-level production values. 'Hang Em Hyrule', from the popular beatdownboogie YouTube channel, certainly falls into the higher end of themed videos celebrating Nintendo's much-loved franchise. As the name implies, this combines the...