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Rumour: The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth May Be Coming to Wii U After All

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth May Be Coming to Wii U After All

It's lonely on top

For those of you that also game on other platforms, you may have been aware of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth. As yet another expansion to The Binding of Isaac, Afterbirth adds on potentially hundreds of hours of new content on top of the already massive campaign, with new game modes, characters, items, challenges, enemies, and...

News: ​The Princess Daisy Costume is Finally Coming to Super Mario Maker

​The Princess Daisy Costume is Finally Coming to Super Mario Maker

It's actually happening

Costume updates for Super Mario Maker are a fairly regular occurrence nowadays, it seems a new one pops up almost every week. Sure, none of them actually do anything special, but it can be much more satisfying to occasionally play through a Mario stage as a pigeon instead of just Mario. Nintendo of America just revealed the...

Rumour: You Can Hold More Rupees in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

You Can Hold More Rupees in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Deep pockets

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will be releasing in less than two months now, though what changes it will be making to the original are still mostly a mystery to us. Considering how The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD tweaked and adjusted various aspects of gameplay to bring it more in line with modern gameplay standards,...

Video: Everything We Know About Nintendo NX, So Far

Everything We Know About Nintendo NX, So Far

The NX level?

Nintendo's new console - dubbed NX - will be revealed this year, and could even see release before 2017 rolls around, but the company has remained largely tight-lipped about the system. That has predictably led to a lot of uncertainty and questions, and while we can't entirely solve that, we're here to give you a wider picture of what...

News: Metroid: Zero Mission Looks Set for a 14th January Arrival in North America

Metroid: Zero Mission Looks Set for a 14th January Arrival in North America

You can stop asking for it now

Every week we post the European and North American Nintendo Download Updates, the first on a Monday and the latter on a Thursday. The regional subsidiaries match up with some releases, but the Virtual Console is one area where they each follow their own path. North American Wii U owners, in particular, have been...

Poll: Are You Optimistic About Nintendo's 2016?

Are You Optimistic About Nintendo's 2016?

It's a big year for the company

With 2016 now well underway many thoughts are on what will be a vital 12 months for Nintendo. In this year alone it'll reveal - and potentially release - its next generation of gaming hardware with the NX, it'll launch its first smart device apps and the My Nintendo / Nintendo Account services. Throw in the annual...

Gallery: Have a Gawk at The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD's Boxart

Have a Gawk at The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD's Boxart

There may be less tears of light to collect, too...

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is one of the most notable releases in the first half of this year, bringing the GameCube / Wii title into the high-definition era with some amiibo support thrown in. It should provide a decent start to the year's 30th Anniversary celebrations for the...

News: Satoru Iwata to Receive Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at D.I.C.E.

Satoru Iwata to Receive Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at D.I.C.E.

Splatoon and Super Mario Maker among award nominees

With a summit in the days before, details have now been issued for the 19th D.I.C.E. Awards on 18th February; this is a prestigious annual event hosted by The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Nintendo picked up a few awards in late 2015 for key releases such as Splatoon and Super Mario...

News: Monster Hunter X (Cross) and New 3DS Continue to Lead the Way in Japan

Monster Hunter X (Cross) and New 3DS Continue to Lead the Way in Japan

Splatoon, Super Mario Maker and Wii U also continue decent momentum

The festive period certainly brought cheer for Nintendo in its homeland, as the New 3DS and Wii U enjoyed impressive sales while their key releases led the software charts. The latest Media Create Japanese charts show some understandable drops as January bites, yet the results are...

News: Story of Seasons Sequel is Coming Soon to 3DS in Japan

Story of Seasons Sequel is Coming Soon to 3DS in Japan

What a wonderful world

While the Harvest Moon franchise has had its ups and downs, Story of Seasons - which is a re-branded HM game, let's not forget - returned to the core style of the IP's beginnings. Add in some carefully thought out mechanics and a dose of realism and you have a 3DS title with some staunch fans; we rather liked it in our review,...

News: Space Hulk Finally Arrives On The North American Wii U eShop This Week

Space Hulk Finally Arrives On The North American Wii U eShop This Week

For the Emperor

It's taken a while, but the Wii U version of Space Hulk is finally launching this week in North America. The game - which is a port of the PC original - was due to launch in May last year, but missed that release window. The Sony versions arrived in September, but the Wii U edition was held back until - we were told - Christmas...

News: ​Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge Launches in Japan This Month

​Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge Launches in Japan This Month

Could this be NST's rumoured project?

It's interesting to see how the Mario vs. Donkey Kong games have slowly changed over time. While the first game was a 2D platformer that echoed the philosophy of the classic Donkey Kong arcade game, each successive entry focused more and more on the miniature toy versions of characters. Now, it's become a...

News: ​New NES Game "Germ Squashers" Aims to Benefit Children's Miracle Network

​New NES Game "Germ Squashers" Aims to Benefit Children's Miracle Network

Making everyone feel better

It's not every day that you see a new game release for an old console, but it does happen from time to time. Though these releases will typically launch on a modern digital storefront simultaneously with the physical cartridge, it's still a great way to make a new game as retro as it can possibly get. The next new NES...

News: Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails Releases This Thursday in North America

Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails Releases This Thursday in North America

Pulling into station

There are some strategy games that don't focus on swords or fighting, but take a slightly more realistic approach by placing players in a setting that's entirely plausible in the current day. For PC gamers, the 'Tycoon' games did this by placing players in control of a fictional amusement park or zoo or something to that effect...

News: Rare Wanted To Do amiibo-Style Toys During The N64 Era

Rare Wanted To Do amiibo-Style Toys During The N64 Era

Ahead of the curve

UK studio Rare has always had a habit of being ahead of the curve. The company - founded by Tim and Chris Stamper in the '80s - was one of the first western developers to work on the NES hardware, and in the '90s the firm would pioneer the use of CGI graphics in 2D games with the likes of Donkey Kong Country and Killer Instinct...

Video: Watch as New Super Mario Bros. Wii Gets Pitted Side-by-Side with its Wii U Successor

Watch as New Super Mario Bros. Wii Gets Pitted Side-by-Side with its Wii U Successor

HD-licious

New Super Mario Bros. Wii has joined its younger sibling New Super Mario Bros. U on the Wii U eShop in Europe. Many people jump to compare the two and believe them to be achingly similar, so in order to put this to the test once and for all we've put both games side-by-side in the video below. We chose to showcase levels that bore a...