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News: Animal Crossing Director Talks More About Happy Home Designer and amiibo

Animal Crossing Director Talks More About Happy Home Designer and amiibo

"To be sure, Happy Home Designer can be played without any Amiibo cards."

It's safe to say that fan reaction has been rather mixed towards the amiibo-centric focus of the two upcoming Animal Crossing games for Wii U and 3DS. While it's far too early to definitively judge the quality of these upcoming games, it's very apparent that these new games...

News: The First Western Splatoon Splatfest Kicks Off on 4th July

The First Western Splatoon Splatfest Kicks Off on 4th July

"Sorry for the delay—we experienced some…tentacle difficulties"

Not so long ago Nintendo of America confirmed a delay to the first Splatoon Splatfest in the West, following matchmaking and connection problems in the first Japanese event. These are online challenges in which you pick a side in a simple debate and then fight for your choice in...

News: Eight SEGA 3D Classics Get Discounts in North America

Eight SEGA 3D Classics Get Discounts in North America

50% off on some beauties

Earlier today the Nintendo Download Update details for North America promised discounts of SEGA 3D Classics, but only specified two of the games that are in the promotion - now the official eShop offers website has confirmed eight of the series that are available at half price. It's not the full range, and more recent...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Confirms That Recent Super Smash Bros. DLC Additions Weren't From the Fan Ballot

Masahiro Sakurai Confirms That Recent Super Smash Bros. DLC Additions Weren't From the Fan Ballot

"Several more characters" due before development stops

It may seem like ancient history now in internet land, but Masahiro Sakurai defied early leaks to deliver a rather entertaining Super Smash Bros. video presentation prior to E3. A whole lot of DLC content was released right away, too, including three characters, new stages and a batch of Mii...

Video: Spin a New Yarn with these Top Ten Ways to Waste Time in Yoshi's Woolly World

Spin a New Yarn with these Top Ten Ways to Waste Time in Yoshi's Woolly World

Lighter than lighthearted

Sometimes following the rules and going from A to Bin a game just isn't enough to cut it if you're in a sillier mood than usual, but does Yoshi's Woolly World allow such informal pastimes? You bet it does! Check out the video below to see the top ten ways you can have fun outside the rules and regulations that "the man"...

News: AI Program Learns How To Build Super Mario Levels By Watching Gameplay Videos

AI Program Learns How To Build Super Mario Levels By Watching Gameplay Videos

Next stop, the complete destruction of mankind as we know it

Not so long ago we reported on a computer program which can "learn" how to play Game Boy games, but now someone has gone one better. A team at the Georgia Institute of Technology is currently working on a program which can build its own Super Mario levels - without the use of Super Mario...

Nintendo Download: 25th June (North America)

25th June (North America)

Star Fox and Mario & Luigi DS games! Art Academy! Shiftlings! More!

It's Nintendo Download Update day, and as usual we now have the North American details. It's a busy line-up with three interesting Wii U eShop titles, two popular franchises on the Virtual Console, some discounts and another hefty batch of DSiWare. Yep... DSiWare. So, let's get to...

News: Former Nintendo "Gamemaster" Howard Phillips Joins Mobile Studio GameDuell

Former Nintendo "Gamemaster" Howard Phillips Joins Mobile Studio GameDuell

The bow tie is gone, but the magic remains

Howard Phillips - one of the most recognisable figures in Nintendo's history - has a new job. Phillips - who was once given the nickname "Gamemaster" at Nintendo and was responsible for overseeing many of the hit titles that were released for Nintendo's NES console - has joined Berlin-based GameDuell and...

Movie Review: Behind Nintendo Quest's Game Collecting, There's A Surprisingly Human Story

Behind Nintendo Quest's Game Collecting, There's A Surprisingly Human Story

For the love of the find

Kickstarter-funded movie Nintendo Quest isn't exactly a documentary about NES games. They're definitely in the film; don't worry about that. You'll see so many shelves and boxes and displays chock full of gray cartridges that they'll dance behind your eyelids whenever you close them. But those who expect huge reels of play...

News: Nintendo's Official UK Store Restocks on Some Rare amiibo

Nintendo's Official UK Store Restocks on Some Rare amiibo

Shulk! Little Mac! Captain Falcon! More!

Update: Little Mac and Shulk are now sold out. Original Article: Just recently we shared a teasing email sent out to customers of Nintendo's Official UK Store, promising restocks of "some" amiibo "this week". Sure enough there's some fresh stock available to grab right now, and it's not disappearing too...

News: Monolith Soft Open To Helping Get Zelda Wii U Ready For Launch

Monolith Soft Open To Helping Get Zelda Wii U Ready For Launch

"Monolith Soft is always available and we would love to help"

The talented development team at Monolith Soft is busy polishing off Xenoblade Chronicles X for its Western release on the Wii U in December, but that hasn't stopped them thinking of their next project. In a recent interview with Game Informer, Xenoblade director Tetsuya Takahashi and...

News: Working On F-Zero Wouldn't Have Been My Idea Of Fun, Says Former Criterion Boss

Working On F-Zero Wouldn't Have Been My Idea Of Fun, Says Former Criterion Boss

Alex Ward responds to news regarding the F-Zero that never was

We recently broke the news that Nintendo asked UK studio Criterion to create an F-Zero title for the Wii U, but sadly the discussion came to nothing. Criterion founder Alex Ward has responded to the story on Twitter, pointing out that F-Zero was simply one project amongst many pitched...

Video: Watch Hiromasa Shikata And Katsuya Eguchi Hack And Slash Through Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Watch Hiromasa Shikata And Katsuya Eguchi Hack And Slash Through Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Not forgetting Nintendo Treehouse staffer Tim O'Leary

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is one of the more unique entries in the franchise we've seen in recent years, offering multiplayer action where individuals have to work together to conquer various dungeons and bosses. During E3, Nintendo pulled together three of its staffers to...

Video: Avert Your Eyes, This Japanese Animal Crossing Commercial Features Shameful Groping

Avert Your Eyes, This Japanese Animal Crossing Commercial Features Shameful Groping

Poor Tom Nook

Nintendo is pretty unique in the video game industry because unlike Sony and Microsoft, it actually spends money reminding people that some of its evergreen hits are still on sale. Take this latest Japanese commercial for Animal Crossing: New Leaf - a game that originally launched in that region in 2012 - featuring pop star Kyary...

News: Japan Is Getting A Pokémon Periodical Aimed At Adults

Japan Is Getting A Pokémon Periodical Aimed At Adults

Living the Pokémon Life

Pokémon has been around for almost two decades now, and has fans of all ages. It's insanely popular with kids but those who grew up with Pikachu and company still buy the games, invest in the merchandise and generally continue to hold a candle for the brand - despite its often shady history. It would seem that The Pokémon...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Promises a Lot of Content and Playtime

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Promises a Lot of Content and Playtime

"If you’re a completionist, you’re gonna be playing for a long time"

When it was announced we were rather taken in by The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes; any opportunity to revisit the engine and tweaked gameplay from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is a positive in our book. Very much a spiritual successor to Four Swords, albeit...

News: Rumours Surface of Android Emulation On The Nintendo NX and Potential Deals With Amazon and Disney

Rumours Surface of Android Emulation On The Nintendo NX and Potential Deals With Amazon and Disney

Our salt is ready

Rumours are always around with Nintendo, and as E3 taught us (again) it's a case of picking the sources you trust carefully. While not right on everything, Revogamers has been on the ball with rumours occasionally in the past, so with a bucket of salt handy it's worth considering what it has to say. The site's latest dollop of...