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News: Genyo Takeda Discusses Nintendo's Hardware Future

Genyo Takeda Discusses Nintendo's Hardware Future

"We have been making progress"

In Nintendo's recent investor Q&A, Genyo Takeda described the possible directions Nintendo is considering for its future hardware: The integration of architecture is our fundamental policy, and we have been making progress. Now that our new hardware systems are on the market, I would need to comment in terms of...

News: Nintendo Discusses Plans for amiibo Cards, Franchises Like Animal Crossing Under Consideration

Nintendo Discusses Plans for amiibo Cards, Franchises Like Animal Crossing Under Consideration

"amiibo has the potential to propose new ways to play card games"

We've argued before that amiibo could be crucial for Nintendo's fortunes in the coming months and years; if the company can make them enticing to consumers and as integral to Wii U and 3DS as the games themselves, it could be hugely lucrative. From our perspective as gamers, they also...

Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 5th November

The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 5th November

There were fireworks

There haven't been many full-on "old-fashioned" Nintendo Direct broadcasts in 2014, as the company has focused on game-specific presentations and an alternative Digital Event approach at E3. While variety is welcome, there was something reassuring about a live video featuring Satoru Iwata in front of a white backdrop; the...

Gallery: Gorge Yourself on These Assets For The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Gorge Yourself on These Assets For The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

No petitions needed

Nintendo finally did it — The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D was revealed. After a solid two years of teases, Grezzo job listings and more teases, its long-winded route to the system was almost beyond parody; if you scroll down in our live blog of this week's North American broadcast this foolish writer even jokily listed it...

News: I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of Duty With Sony And Microsoft, Says Reggie Fils-Aime

I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of Duty With Sony And Microsoft, Says Reggie Fils-Aime

"I’d much rather be where Nintendo is, with a differentiated platform"

Third-party support has been one of Nintendo's biggest issues since the launch of the Wii U. The console has struggled to attract external developers and publishers in the same way that Sony and Microsoft's systems have, and there are many games which could have made their way...

News: Pikmin Short Movies Available to Buy Now on Wii U and 3DS

Pikmin Short Movies Available to Buy Now on Wii U and 3DS

Pikmin 3 demo also released

Pikmin 3 has clearly been a title of great personal importance to Shigeru Miyamoto, a point highlighted by the recent Tokyo International Film Festival première of three short films that the legendary game designer has overseen. These animated shorts allowed Miyamoto-san to step away from games and work on a fresh...

News: Nintendo Highlights Huge Indie Line-up for Winter and Beyond

Nintendo Highlights Huge Indie Line-up for Winter and Beyond

Lots and lots of games

It's little secret to Nintendo gamers that the eShop platforms on Wii U and 3DS — particularly the former — have picked up a lot of steam in 2014. Both Nintendo of America and Europe (in their respective Direct broadcasts) took the opportunity to highlight just that, showing off games out now and on the way. In Europe...

News: The Original NES Duck Hunt Is Coming Soon To The Virtual Console On Wii U

The Original NES Duck Hunt Is Coming Soon To The Virtual Console On Wii U

No dogs laughing at this

Since Duck Hunt Duo — simply known as Duck Hunt in North America — emerged as a part of the character line-up in the latest Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS, fans have been holding out for the return of the classic pairing in some other way or form; now that very day has arrived. Nintendo has revealed the 1984...

News: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Now Launching In Europe On 2nd January 2015

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Now Launching In Europe On 2nd January 2015

70 stages also showcased

The latest Nintendo Direct has revealed that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will now launch across Europe on 2nd January 2015. The release date previously listed for this region was the 9th, so this will no doubt come as welcome news for Wii U owners located in PAL regions who were eager to get stuck into what appears to be...

Review: Pier Solar and the Great Architects (Wii U eShop)

Pier Solar and the Great Architects (Wii U eShop)

Build me up and tear me down

While playing Pier Solar and the Great Architects, it’s important to consider what a labour of love the title really is. With origins as a Sega CD homebrew project from the now-defunct Sega fansite Eidolon’s Inn, it was originally meant to star members of that website’s "Tavern" message board before evolving into a...

News: Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1 Hits on 13th November, Content and amiibo Details Confirmed

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1 Hits on 13th November, Content and amiibo Details Confirmed

Rev it up

Among the many announcements during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast were some exciting details about a long-established Wii U game. Nintendo finally provided full release details on the first DLC pack for Mario Kart 8, while also confirming the compatible amiibo figuries for the racer. To kick off with the DLC, it arrives on 13th...

News: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse has Multi-Waddle-Deedi-Player

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse has Multi-Waddle-Deedi-Player

Amiibo support also confirmed

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse has a moldorable clay style that will attract a lot of players, but not all of them may be into the line-drawing strategies of its single-player mode. Luckily for those who desire more of a straight up platformer feel, a multiplayer mode has been announced in today's Nintendo Direct. Up to...

News: Every Smash Bros amiibo Will Be Compatible With Hyrule Warriors

Every Smash Bros amiibo Will Be Compatible With Hyrule Warriors

Your dollar will feel more worthwhile…

The folks at Nintendo have revealed some very interesting information in the latest Nintendo Direct, in that every Super Smash Bros. amiibo figure is able to be used with Zelda spin-off title, Hyrule Warriors. Starting off with the game's protagonist, activating the Link amiibo will unlock the Spinner item...

News: Single Player Campaign for Splatoon Detailed, Q2 2015 Release Planned

Single Player Campaign for Splatoon Detailed, Q2 2015 Release Planned

Fight an Octopus army

During today's Nintendo Direct broadcast more details were given about Nintendo's upcoming squid shooter Splatoon. While the core of the game is the 4x4 online multiplayer shooter — revealed at E3 — in which two teams compete to cover the most ground with ink, it has been confirmed that the game also features an offline...

News: Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Demo Available Now On The 3DS eShop

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Demo Available Now On The 3DS eShop

Special Sonic Boom 3DS theme coming too

Nintendo has announced that a special demo of Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal is available now on the 3DS eShop. The news came during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast, and it was also revealed that a special Sonic Boom 3DS theme will also be made available. Launching alongside the Wii U version — entitled...

News: Shovel Knight Now Available In Europe On The Wii U And 3DS eShops

Shovel Knight Now Available In Europe On The Wii U And 3DS eShops

Release day has arrived!

While North American Nintendo fans have been enjoying Shovel Knight since June, Wii U and 3DS owners in Europe have been waiting for the release of the title in their own region for some time now. With what's likely to be the final Nintendo Direct presentation for the year now out of the way, European Wii U and 3DS owners...

News: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Arriving On Nintendo 3DS In Spring 2015

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Arriving On Nintendo 3DS In Spring 2015

European launch confirmed for May

It has been confirmed during today's Nintendo Direct that Intelligent Systems' tactical RPG Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS next Spring. The title was first announced during E3, which makes this launch surprisingly swift. Nintendo has confirmed that the European release will happen in May...

News: The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask Confirmed For Spring 2015 Nintendo 3DS Release

The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask Confirmed For Spring 2015 Nintendo 3DS Release

The rumours are (finally) true

It has long been rumoured that The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask would be coming to the Nintendo 3DS to join its N64 sibling Ocarina of Time, and it has finally been confirmed during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast. The adventure was originally released in 1999, and is considered to be one of the most unique...

Nintendo Direct: Watch The North American November Nintendo Direct - Live!

Watch The North American November Nintendo Direct - Live!

The hype train's making another stop

It's time for Nintendo's latest Direct, which is set to cover a range of upcoming Wii U and 3DS games. There's a lot that could be covered, ranging from Holiday releases, DLC, early 2015 games or even all-new surprises. Join us to follow all the action from the North American broadcast. #NintendoDirect...