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Feature: Catch Up With Ten of the Nintendo Treehouse E3 Demonstrations

Catch Up With Ten of the Nintendo Treehouse E3 Demonstrations

Essential viewing

Nintendo's multi-faceted approach to E3 this year did much to earn praise, as it ignored convention and produced a series of videos and events that played up to its strengths. The Digital Event was stylish, the Super Smash Bros. Invitational was raucous fun, and there were two roundtable events that generated plenty of buzz. That...

First Impressions: Enjoying the Craft of Yoshi's Woolly World

Enjoying the Craft of Yoshi's Woolly World

A purled gem

For fans who have been anxiously awaiting news of Yarn Yoshi since it was first announced in January 2013, seeing Nintendo’s Takashi Tezuka and Good-Feel’s Etsunobu Ebisu walk into a yarn shop during the E3 Digital Event was enough to send hopeful hearts flutter-jumping in anticipation. Now sporting a new name and a launch window...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Hints at Star Fox for Wii U Structure, Explains Background of Mario Maker

Shigeru Miyamoto Hints at Star Fox for Wii U Structure, Explains Background of Mario Maker

Potential link between Project Guard and Star Fox

Now that the E3 LA extravaganza is finished, we're starting to learn a little more about projects that were shown by Nintendo during the event. Shigeru Miyamoto has been doing the rounds, for example, and in an interview with Entertainment Weekly has given a little more context for his GamePad...

News: Here's Another Huge Batch of Hyrule Warriors Screens to Enjoy

Here's Another Huge Batch of Hyrule Warriors Screens to Enjoy

Spare no-one

Hyrule Warriors is no longer a Japanese title that we hope to eventually see in the West, as Tecmo Koei's extravagant Dynasty Warriors / Zelda mash-up has been confirmed for a September arrival. It'll be all about wiping out hundreds of enemies, taking on a boss, and then doing that all over again, all within a world full of...

Feature: A Cross-Platform Look At E3 2014

A Cross-Platform Look At E3 2014

Tom, Sammy and Ken cover the three major players

With E3 finished and those hard workers of Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony preparing to return to the real world after their three-day adventure in the LA bubble, there's plenty to talk about. All three major hardware manufacturers delivered big games, a surprise or two and, in general, a whole load of...

News: Off-TV Play Coming to 1001 Spikes on Wii U

Off-TV Play Coming to 1001 Spikes on Wii U

The fun of Spikes! In your hands!

Tough-as-nails platformer 1001 Spikes has earned its share of die-hard (and often) fans. However, a seemingly consistent criticism of the Wii U version among players, and also mentioned in our review, is the lack of off-TV play. But publisher Nicalis has been listening, and have tweeted that a free update in the...

News: Natsume Confirms Two Game Boy Color Titles Coming to 3DS Virtual Console

Natsume Confirms Two Game Boy Color Titles Coming to 3DS Virtual Console

Harvest Moon rising

If you're the superstitious type, you might be cowering at the fact that today is both Friday the 13th and the rising of a full moon; a doubly "unlucky" coincidence. If you're a Harvest Moon or Lufia fan, however, today's news from Natsume brings much more benevolent tidings. Natsume has posted a roundup of their 3DS digital...

Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?

What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?

It's actually finished, you know

E3 is over, finished, done for another year. It was three days (four if you consider the 'day zero' press conferences) of gaming madness, with information overload and the main console manufacturers, publishers and developers doing the equivalent of jumping around screaming "look at me, please!" for a sustained...

News: Mario Maker to Include Additional Graphical Styles, Sharing Levels is "Really The Whole Point"

Mario Maker to Include Additional Graphical Styles, Sharing Levels is "Really The Whole Point"

"I'd also like to include other graphics that aren't Mario"

Mario Maker on Wii U may have been leaked before E3, but its formal reveal was still a delight to see in action. Though it's certainly possible to mod Mario levels in various unofficial ways, the prospect of an accessible and official editing app from Nintendo is particularly enticing. Many...

E3 2014: Amiibo Figures Will Have A Price Tag Comparable To Skylanders And Disney Infinity Toys

Amiibo Figures Will Have A Price Tag Comparable To Skylanders And Disney Infinity Toys

Reggie shares some details

Nintendo of America chief Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed that Amiibo (or "amiibo", if you want to be fussy) NFC figures will be priced around the same level as the toys seen in the Skylanders and Disney Infinity ranges. Speaking to the Seattle Times, Fils-Aime said: You can expect them to be comparable to the Disney and...

News: Wii Owners Are Upgrading To PlayStation 4, Claims Sony

Wii Owners Are Upgrading To PlayStation 4, Claims Sony

Lies, damn lies and statistics?

Sony Worldwide Studios senior VP of product development Scott Rohde has made the bold claim that Wii and Xbox 360 owners are choosing the PS4 as their next system. Using stats collected by industry tracker Nielsen, Rohde explained that many new PS4 owners did not previously own a PS3, and instead upgraded from a...

News: Veteran Publisher THQ To Rise From The Dead, In Name At Least

Veteran Publisher THQ To Rise From The Dead, In Name At Least

Nordic Games looking to revive the brand, more Darksiders coming

Publisher THQ went bust last year, bringing to an end a story which dates right back to the days of the NES and Game Boy. The company's assets were sold off at auction and Nordic Games came away with plenty — including the rights to franchises such as Red Faction and Darksiders...

News: Bayonetta Download Code Included With Retail and eShop Copies of Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta Download Code Included With Retail and eShop Copies of Bayonetta 2

So, calm your horses

During E3 Nintendo made the rather pleasing announcement that upcoming system exclusive Bayonetta 2 will come with a copy of the original Bayonetta. As demonstrated through the company's Treehouse broadcast, meanwhile, the Wii U version of the first title in the series will also include GamePad touch controls and Nintendo-themed...

Review: Super Dodge Ball (3DS eShop / NES)

Super Dodge Ball (3DS eShop / NES)

Super Lag Ball

Many people are familiar with River City Ransom, the cult classic NES game, but what you might not know is that it's actually part of a series with many, many more titles. Of course, that can be hard to figure out when those that were localized all got completely unrelated names. Interestingly, while the series is mostly known in the...

Video: Nintendo Unleashes Its Official E3 2014 Highlights

Nintendo Unleashes Its Official E3 2014 Highlights

Three minutes of E3 goodness

The lights are going off at E3, and Nintendo is packing up all of those lovely debug systems that are home to titles that, we hope, will be future classics. It certainly seemed like Nintendo kept us busy over the three days, especially with its rolling Treehouse coverage. Now that the doors are closing the company has...