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News: Animal Crossing Series Director Explains the amiibo Focus of Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival

Animal Crossing Series Director Explains the amiibo Focus of Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival

"​I see these as spin-offs"

In the general trend of E3 delivering Nintendo franchises in unexpected forms, Animal Crossing amiibo Festival on Wii U joined the previously announced Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer as an unexpected update to the series. Aya Kyogoku, the series director, has been speaking to U

News: "Moray Towers" Stage Coming to Splatoon Today

"Moray Towers" Stage Coming to Splatoon Today

Towers above the rest

Nintendo UK, Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe have all tweeted confirmation that we will be seeing the new stage, "Moray Towers" dropping as the latest DLC stage for Splatoon today and early tomorrow. As the name would suggest, Moray Towers is set upon a skyscraper-like structure, set looming above all other...

News: Gravity Falls: Legend Of The Gnome Gemulets Arrives On 3DS This Fall

Gravity Falls: Legend Of The Gnome Gemulets Arrives On 3DS This Fall

A partnership between Ubisoft & Disney Interactive

Ubisoft and Disney Interactive are teaming up to release a new video game adapted from Disney XD’s hit animated series, Gravity Falls. Coming to the 3DS this Fall, Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets, delivers the cartoon’s trademark quirky humour in the form of a platform game. The...

News: Pre-Orders Open for Capcom's Official Wearable Mega Man Replica Helmet

Pre-Orders Open for Capcom's Official Wearable Mega Man Replica Helmet

Yours for just (!) $150 + postage

Capcom is a company that knows how to produce merchandise of varying standards, from awful tat to desirable but expensive collectables. We're not sure where this wearable Mega Man replica helmet comes in with those definitions, to be honest - the 'replica' reference in the product description is also amusing, as how...

Rumour: Nintendo Isn't Bringing Devil's Third To North America

Nintendo Isn't Bringing Devil's Third To North America

An alternative publisher may need to be found for the Wii U exclusive

Remember Devil's Third? An action title from the creator of the more recent Ninja Gaiden games - Tomonobu Itagaki - it was first announced a few years ago for the PS3 and Xbox 360, but when publisher THQ went under the game was left in limbo. Nintendo shocked everyone by picking...

Review: Glory of Generals: The Pacific (3DS eShop)

Glory of Generals: The Pacific (3DS eShop)

War never changes

Whether fighting in fantasy worlds or gritty reality, 3DS-owning strategists have had a steady stream of wargames to keep them busy since the system's launch. CIRCLE Entertainment has been responsible for a particularly prolific eShop invasion, with World Conqueror 3D, European Conqueror 3D and Glory of Generals all joining the...

Review: Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 (3DS)

Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 (3DS)

​Live by the sword, grind by the sword

Koei's hack and slash franchise returns to Nintendo platforms with Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 – a title that provides a more personal touch when it comes to retelling the events of Japanese history. This is a game that's largely about your own custom made character, as you follow a mostly historically...

Editorial: Nintendo's Strategy Needs to be Global, With a Western Touch in the Boardroom

Nintendo's Strategy Needs to be Global, With a Western Touch in the Boardroom

Combine the vital Japanese culture with a broader outlook

Nintendo is, in the ongoing understatement of the ages, very Japanese. That can be a huge strength, and some of its key successes as a business have resulted from sticking to its core culture and, as a result, winning over legions of fans. In the current day the big N is well known for its...

News: Nintendo Official UK Store Throws in a Neat T-Shirt With Super Mario Maker Pre-Orders

Nintendo Official UK Store Throws in a Neat T-Shirt With Super Mario Maker Pre-Orders

You can choose yellow, yellow, or yellow

Super Mario Maker pre-orders have been available in the UK for a short while, but the Nintendo Official UK Store has taken its time, sauntering in fashionably late. It is fashionable though, as its pre-orders come with a neat yellow t-shirt, below. In terms of price, the t-shirt is a free extra, with the...

Review: Shiftlings (Wii U eShop)

Shiftlings (Wii U eShop)

Stuck in second gear

Puzzle-platformers are all the rage in the world of indie games. Perhaps it's because they're so accessible for so many different kinds of gamers - or because they're a genre well suited to exploring unconventional narratives. Whatever the case, intuitive design is central to the success of these generally more minimalist games...

Nintendo Download: 9th July (North America)

9th July (North America)

Mario Tennis, Epic Indie Sale, loads of Wii U downloads and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for the Nintendo Download Update line-up to tempt you ahead of the weekend. It's a busy line-up this week with a glut of varied releases on the Wii U eShop, the arrival of a classic Mario sports game and the rather impressive 'Epic Indie...

Review: Don't Crash (Wii U eShop)

Don't Crash (Wii U eShop)

Crash and burn

The Wii U eShop sometimes comes under fire for having a library of games that seem better suited to mobile platforms. Let's be fair, though: despite their reputation, mobile games aren't intrinsically bad - there are plenty of quality titles to play on smartphones and tablets if you're inclined to seek them out. That said, the eShop...

Video: Doctor Who Joins The Cast In LEGO Dimensions

Doctor Who Joins The Cast In LEGO Dimensions

Step into the TARDIS and save the world

LEGO Dimensions is shaping up to be something special featuring an ever-expanding cast of characters from a wide range of notable franchises. Unbelievably, the toys-to-life title coming to Wii U on 27th September is now even more impressive with the reveal the Doctor from Doctor Who will be fighting alongside...