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Hands On: Bewitching Bayonetta 2 Brings Action Gaming To A Climax On Wii U

Bewitching Bayonetta 2 Brings Action Gaming To A Climax On Wii U

We spend some time with Bayonetta 1 and 2

It’s hard to overestimate just how much buzz Bayonetta 2’s Wii U exclusivity garnered back when it was announced in 2012; the first game in the series - from Platinum Games and Hideki Kamiya - was critically acclaimed and a big hit with fans, though since it only ever appeared on the Xbox 360 and PS3,...

News: Someone Has Beaten The Super Mario Bros. Speedrun World Record

Someone Has Beaten The Super Mario Bros. Speedrun World Record

Game completed in less than five minutes

Think you're a pretty hot Super Mario Bros. player? You're probably not as good as speedrunner Blubbler, who has just finished the game in 4:57.69, beating the previous record of 4:58.09. Blubber is clearly a talented individual, and in the video below you can see just how perfect this particular run is —...

News: Thank Goodness, The Burning Mystery Of Bayonetta 2's New Haircut Is Finally Explained

Thank Goodness, The Burning Mystery Of Bayonetta 2's New Haircut Is Finally Explained

"I think her shorter hair gives her a generally more masculine look."

By now you’ve probably seen the new look for everyone’s favourite modern witch, Bayonetta. But did you ever wonder why she had such a drastic haircut for the Wii U exclusive sequel Bayonetta 2? Thankfully Mari Shimazaki — freelance designer over at Platinum Games — is at...

News: Mario Kart 8 Speeds Past The Two Million Copies Sold Barrier In Less Than A Month

Mario Kart 8 Speeds Past The Two Million Copies Sold Barrier In Less Than A Month

Wii U hardware sales are up, too

During Nintendo's 74th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders it has been revealed that Mario Kart 8 has shifted an impressive two million copies in the month it has been on sale. In addition to this welcome news, it has also been stated that Wii U hardware sales are on the rise too — although this presumably...

Review: Farming Simulator 14 (3DS)

Farming Simulator 14 (3DS)

More farm than good

Last summer Farming Simulator 3D trucked its way onto the 3DS, allowing gamers to establish and manage a flourishing agricultural empire on-the-go, without having to get their hands dirty or don a straw hat and suspenders. It was a game that we found to be enjoyable at times, but the omission of any tutorials or guides lent to a...

News: The Legend of Korra Turn-Based SRPG Bending its Way to 3DS

The Legend of Korra Turn-Based SRPG Bending its Way to 3DS

Cue the Foaming Mouth Guy

Nickelodeon's wildly popular follow-up to Avatar: The Last Airbender will be getting the video game treatment when The Legend of Korra bends its way over to the Nintendo 3DS courtesy of Webfoot Technologies (perhaps best known for their lengthy run of Dragon Ball Z adaptations on the Game Boy Advance). The retail-only title...

News: Here Are Some Charming Tappingo 2 Screens to Enjoy

Here Are Some Charming Tappingo 2 Screens to Enjoy

New zoom feature shown off

Tappingo 2 is the second 3DS eShop title from Goodbye Galaxy Games, a rapid sequel to the rather charming original in this fledgling puzzle series. A blend of Picross with original ideas, we rather enjoyed the first game. The new entry will have over 100 puzzles and, as a response to a complaint of the original, a zoom...

Exclusive: Free Mutant Mudds Deluxe 3DS Update Arrives on 3rd July

Free Mutant Mudds Deluxe 3DS Update Arrives on 3rd July

That’s in both North America and PAL territories

Late last year we were happy to share the news of a free Mutant Mudds Deluxe update on the way to 3DS, which will bring the portable version of the game into line with the Wii U title. That was particularly welcome news for gamers in Europe and Australia, as the expanded version didn’t see a...

News: Bayonetta 2 Director Eager to "Nurture" the Series With Nintendo Again in the Future

Bayonetta 2 Director Eager to "Nurture" the Series With Nintendo Again in the Future

"There's a lot that we learned from Nintendo"

Bayonetta 2 is getting increasingly close to its arrival on Wii U, and when you throw in the inclusion / release of an updated Bayonetta, albeit in different deals per region, it could be enough to keep Nintendo gamers busy for a good while from October onwards. It's easy to forget, too, how big an...

Nintendo Download: 26th June (North America)

26th June (North America)

Shovel Knight, Wii Sports, 5 DSiWare games (yes, really!) and much more

It's time again for your Nintendo download update, North America, and this one is a beauty. There's a double release of an eagerly anticipated action platformer, more Wii Sports shenanigans, discounts and plenty of choices across Wii U, 3DS and even DSiWare. Let's get to it...

Review: Shovel Knight (3DS eShop)

Shovel Knight (3DS eShop)

This is the kind of shovelware we can dig

Shovel Knight is the adventure of Shovel Knight, a knight with a shovel. That simple — and gloriously absurd — premise has somehow resulted in some of the strongest hype the 3DS eShop has seen yet. The good news is that the final product absolutely lives up to the lofty expectations; the even better news...

Review: Shovel Knight (Wii U eShop)

Shovel Knight (Wii U eShop)

Digging for gold

Yacht Club Games' faux-retro platformer Shovel Knight has become one of the most anticipated titles to come out of the crowdfunding craze. It's frightening to think that Shovel Knight might not have come to fruition without Yacht Club Games' highly successful Kickstarter campaign — games like this don't come around often. Yacht...

News: ZaciSa's Last Stand Begins Its Defence on the Wii U eShop on 3rd July

ZaciSa's Last Stand Begins Its Defence on the Wii U eShop on 3rd July

"Coming soon" in Europe

ZaciSa's Last Stand is the début release from ZeNfA Productions, which was founded by Greg Wiggleton; it's the latest in the range of budget releases arriving on the Wii U eShop courtesy of the Nintendo Web Framework support. That platform has opened the door for projects and game engines utilising code such as HTML5 and...

Video: Nintendo Game Developers 'Sing' About Their Upcoming Wii U Releases

Nintendo Game Developers 'Sing' About Their Upcoming Wii U Releases

Splatoon! Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker! Star Fox! More!

So, we admit, that's a cheeky headline, though we trust the 'Sing' and image have tipped you off to what's really going on here. Nintendo has released a rather funny video of its big-name developers singing songs about their current Wii U projects... in Tomodachi Life. One of this game's...

News: The Unreleased Super Mario 64 DD Edition Appears to Have Been Uncovered

The Unreleased Super Mario 64 DD Edition Appears to Have Been Uncovered

Awesome collectable, but imperfect version of the classic

Super Mario 64 is one of the most iconic, important games ever produced, and is treasured by many gamers. It's safe to say that it's in most collections of those rocking a Nintendo 64, so while it's much-loved it's not exactly collectable gold. The unreleased Nintendo 64 DD version, however,...

News: Hyrule Warriors Downloadable Costume Sets Feature Twilight Princess Outfits for Link and Zelda

Hyrule Warriors Downloadable Costume Sets Feature Twilight Princess Outfits for Link and Zelda

Screens for Agitha, Lana, Zant and Argorok also released

Though we have release dates for Hyrule Warriors in the West, one area that's yet to be outlined is whether there'll be multiple retail editions with additional costume sets, as is the case in Japan. At present the official website outlines three offerings, with details as follows. A...

News: Stealth Inc 2 Could Arrive on Wii U as Early as October, Level Editor and Miiverse Details Explained

Stealth Inc 2 Could Arrive on Wii U as Early as October, Level Editor and Miiverse Details Explained

Curve Studios shows us its upcoming exclusive

Stealth Inc 2 was announced not so long ago, and was surprising as it was confirmed to be a Wii U exclusive. It'll certainly be a welcome addition to the eShop, and an intriguing one in light of the fact that the original title never made it to Nintendo hardware. We've just recently had a look at the...

News: Twitter Hashtag Brings Bunches of Well Wishes for Recovering Satoru Iwata

Twitter Hashtag Brings Bunches of Well Wishes for Recovering Satoru Iwata

He'll never have a potassium deficiency

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has had to take it easy lately after a recent surgery to remove a growth from his bile duct. Twitter users have been taking to the feeds to wish the Nintendo head the best as he recovers but, as this is Twitter, they've been doing so by honoring Iwata's iconic, fruit-based pose...

News: Moon Chronicles to Hit Europe in Q4 This Year, Including All Episodes in One

Moon Chronicles to Hit Europe in Q4 This Year, Including All Episodes in One

No episodic approach outside North America

Renegade Kid's Moon Chronicles: Episode 1 has been available in North America since mid-May, with episode two on the way relatively soon — this episodic remake of DS retail game Moon will ultimately arrive in four parts. Its arrival in Europe has been held back to date, however, with the developer telling...

Review: 2048 (3DS eShop)

2048 (3DS eShop)

4x4 for fun

It should not be surprising any more when a mobile game gets ported over to a Nintendo platform. It happened with high-profile smart device mainstays Angry Birds and Cut the Rope, and we've also seen it with several lesser-known