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News: GameStop to Host Preview Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Events on 14th November

GameStop to Host Preview Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Events on 14th November

3 hours of Smash

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is a little over a week away in North America — spare a thought for those of us that are waiting longer in PAL regions and Japan — and a number of Wii U owners are no doubt awaiting their pre-orders or even pre-downloads. Nintendo's stepping up marketing, particularly in North America, through...

Weirdness: Zac Efron Issues "Settle It In Smash" Ultimatum As Nintendo Enlists Celebrities To Promote Wii U Brawler

Zac Efron Issues "Settle It In Smash" Ultimatum As Nintendo Enlists Celebrities To Promote Wii U Brawler

Famous faces rolled out to hype Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

If modern consumerism has taught us anything it's that there's no better way of selling something that getting someone famous to have their photo taken whilst holding said product, or at least standing next to it. Nintendo is clearly aware of this golden rule and has turned to celebrities...

News: Pokémon Star Pikachu Is Getting His Own GameCube Controller Just In Time For Super Smash Bros. Wii U

Pokémon Star Pikachu Is Getting His Own GameCube Controller Just In Time For Super Smash Bros. Wii U

Mellow yellow

Japanese peripheral manufacturer Hori is releasing some pretty cool GameCube controllers to coincide with the launch of Super Smash Bros. Wii U, and it has added another one to the mix which is sure to appeal to seasoned Pokémon fans. The bright yellow Pikachu pad plugs into the Wii Remote and comes with a three-speed turbo...

Video: Mercedes Releases Two New Real-Life Mario Kart 8 Commercials

Mercedes Releases Two New Real-Life Mario Kart 8 Commercials

We’ll also file this one under the ‘weirdness’ tag

Whether you like it or not, the free Mercedes DLC for Mario Kart 8 is here to stay. Whilst the initial announcement raised much discussion – and concern – about licensed content within Nintendo’s video game franchises, Mercedes-Benz has since cunningly naturalised the concept with the...

News: Mario Kart: Super Circuit is Racing Onto The Wii U Virtual Console

Mario Kart: Super Circuit is Racing Onto The Wii U Virtual Console

Rated and ready for a US release

Update: It seems this title is coming out today in North America, as a trailer has been posted on YouTube: Original Article: While ambassadors of the 3DS have had their hands on Mario Kart: Super Circuit since 2011, the rest of the Nintendo community has been wondering when the Game Boy Advance title would...

News: Mario Kart 8 Software Update and DLC Available Now

Mario Kart 8 Software Update and DLC Available Now

Rev up the Master Cycle

While there are some blockbuster titles arriving in stores this week, we suspect we're not alone in looking forward to one thing above all else — Mario Kart 8 DLC. The Legend of Zelda x Mario Kart 8 includes eight tracks, three characters and four vehicles, and we think it's an absolute treat. The good news is that it's...

News: Splatoon's Japanese Twitter Account Inks Out a Few Details

Splatoon's Japanese Twitter Account Inks Out a Few Details

Grab your Hero Suit and Charge Gun

While the world waits for what is guaranteed to be the greatest shooter featuring squidomorphic creatures to date, the official Japanese Twitter account for Splatoon has been happily dispensing screenshots and information from the upcoming title. Someone has been gracious enough to translate many of these tweets,...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pre-Purchase and Pre-Load Now Available on the eShop

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pre-Purchase and Pre-Load Now Available on the eShop

17.2GB in space required, will allow immediate launch day play

Not long ago Nintendo announced that it was introducing a pre-download service to the Wii U eShop that'll kick off with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U; it'll eventually be utilised more and on 3DS in 2015. The exciting news is that details have been confirmed, meaning that fans of...

Video: Nintendo's Wii U Holiday Commercial Keeps It In The Family

Nintendo's Wii U Holiday Commercial Keeps It In The Family

Racing off with Mario Kart 8

In 2013 Nintendo of America's main Wii U Holiday commercials revolved around 'The Pitch', as kids tried to convince their parents that a Wii U was the way forward for family entertainment. The first 2014 Wii U Holiday commercial in the region also, unsurprisingly, opts for families as its pitch, albeit with a different...

News: Free Sonic Boom 3DS Theme Now Available For Download In North America

Free Sonic Boom 3DS Theme Now Available For Download In North America

Speed demon

There's still no sign of our review copies of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, but we can at least take some solace in the fact that there's a free 3DS theme available for download right now. We've confirmed that the theme is on offer in North America and Canada, but it's not currently available on either the...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Dominate in Japan as New Nintendo 3DS Leads Hardware Sales

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Dominate in Japan as New Nintendo 3DS Leads Hardware Sales

Wii U awaits new releases, still

It's Media Create charts time for Japan, once again, and this week brings more steady reassurance for Nintendo in the portable space, if not necessarily for Wii U. This is also a relatively quiet spell ahead of the Holiday season in Japan, so familiar names continue to make their presence felt. At the top, still, is...

News: 3DS Version Of Petit Computer Hits Japan November 19th, Global Programming Contest Announced

3DS Version Of Petit Computer Hits Japan November 19th, Global Programming Contest Announced

No date for the western release as yet

Programming tool Petit Computer — known in Japan as SmileBASIC — is getting a new 3DS version in Japan this month. Developer SmileBoom Co.Ltd confirmed the release today, and also announced that the third programming contest will be held in conjunction with the Japanese launch. Although this contest will...

News: Travel Companion App ''Talking Phrasebook'' Making The Trip To 3DS

Travel Companion App ''Talking Phrasebook'' Making The Trip To 3DS

7 languages at your fingertips

Travelling can be a stressful business, and even more so when you've no idea how to speak the native language. Bumbling through a few variations of "omelette du fromage" just won't cut it any more, so the upcoming arrival of travel app Talking Phrasebook - 7 Languages gives hope to Nintendo fans from all over Europe...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Says Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pre-Orders Are At Record Levels

Reggie Fils-Aime Says Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pre-Orders Are At Record Levels

Talks up Holiday prospects and tackles smartphone questions

We're now very close to the peak shopping season for 2014, and Nintendo will be throwing out major releases in a bid to secure major sales success for both Wii U and 3DS. For the Wii U much rides on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and the amiibo range, while on 3DS the main focus will be...

News: Table Top Racing: World Tour Dev Isn't Sure About Bringing The Game To Wii U Because Of Mario Kart 8

Table Top Racing: World Tour Dev Isn't Sure About Bringing The Game To Wii U Because Of Mario Kart 8

Micro Machines-style racer is hitting consoles first this time around

Former Psygnosis staffer and Wipeout developer Nick Burcombe plies his trade at Playrise Digital these days, and has overseen the release of the successful Table Top Racing on smartphones and tablets. He and his studio are now hard at work on the sequel — Table Top Racing: World...