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News: First Screens From Banjo-Kazooie Spiritual Successor Are Revealed, Kickstarter Coming In May

First Screens From Banjo-Kazooie Spiritual Successor Are Revealed, Kickstarter Coming In May

Former Rare developers considering amiibo-style NFC figures

Last month we reported on the news that a group of former Rare developers had formed their own company - Playtonic - and were looking to create a "spiritual successor" to the Banjo-Kazooie series. During this week's EGX Rezzed, Playtonic showed off the first screens from the new game -...

Review: Sky Kid (Wii U eShop / NES)

Sky Kid (Wii U eShop / NES)

Bombs away

Originally an arcade game, the 1986 Namco NES title Sky Kid draws hard battle lines from the start, though exactly who the warring parties are is unclear. This quirky game is iconic of Namco's early days and even earned a song and a cameo in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U. The action here is a combination of unforgiving and short,...

Talking Point: It's Time for a Nintendo Direct to Set the Agenda

It's Time for a Nintendo Direct to Set the Agenda

With two months since the last broadcast, our bodies are ready

Ever since the broadcasts began, Nintendo Direct has given fans a fix of reveals, footage and talking points about upcoming releases; so when a gap opens up between presentations, there's some nervous twitching. When is the next video coming, and will Satoru Iwata appear in front of...

News: The Happy Mask Salesman is Teased for a Reappearance in a New Zelda Game

The Happy Mask Salesman is Teased for a Reappearance in a New Zelda Game

The ride never ends

Nintendo just loves to tease fans in regards to The Legend of Zelda series. Case in point, development of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D was begun in 2011, yet Nintendo opted to not outright inform gamers of this, choosing instead to lead them on by subtle hints in interviews and occasional easter eggs in games. In light...

Video: Nintendo Minute Interviews Several Prominent Indies on Their Upcoming Releases

Nintendo Minute Interviews Several Prominent Indies on Their Upcoming Releases

Also, see which one of them is the best at Mario Kart 8

Indies play a vital role in Nintendo's lineup for the Wii U. With major third party developers all but deserting the console, the responsibility to keep gamers engaged on their Wii U in between major Nintendo releases falls to Indie developers. Some may see this as a weakness of the platform,...

Live: Watch Wil Wheaton and Nintendo Show Off Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. on Twitch

Watch Wil Wheaton and Nintendo Show Off Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. on Twitch

A Presidential visit

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M is out in North America today, bringing the latest new IP from Intelligent Systems to the 3DS family. Its brand of over-the-shoulder real-time strategy is certainly a fresh approach, and the steampunk alternative history certainly proved a hit with our reviewer. Nintendo of America's scooped some handy...

Review: Zombie Incident (3DS eShop)

Zombie Incident (3DS eShop)

City of the Dead

Throwback platformers are a regular occurence in the video game medium nowadays. As graphics improve in complexity and realism, quirky titles with pixel graphics have become more and more popular as their outdated visuals become increasingly charming. On first impressions, Zombie Incident is a title not dissimilar to the numerous...

News: Two Tribes Co-Founder Doesn't Think He Would Have Bought His Own Game

Two Tribes Co-Founder Doesn't Think He Would Have Bought His Own Game

"I think we were trying to please everybody"

Toki Tori 2 was one of the Wii U eShop's first big exclusives, a puzzle platformer which built on the previous two games - one on Game Boy Color and the other on WiiWare - to offer one of the console's first big download releases. However, Two Tribes Collin van Ginkel has revealed that sales have been...

Feature: A Night at the Symphony of the Goddesses: Master Quest

A Night at the Symphony of the Goddesses: Master Quest

We take on the latest tour

Since the introduction of the iconic theme song on the NES in 1986, the body of music that has grown out of the Legend of Zelda series has been nothing short of legendary. Beginning with modest 8-bit sounds and eventually evolving into the sweeping sonatas in modern games, the songs have grown into something much more than...

News: Mario Kart 8 Misses Out at BAFTA Game Awards, Though Indie Releases Earn the Spotlight

Mario Kart 8 Misses Out at BAFTA Game Awards, Though Indie Releases Earn the Spotlight

Upcoming Wii U release Never Alone wins Debut award

The BAFTA Game Awards do occasionally celebrate and reward the best of what Nintendo offers, but can also leave us scratching our heads. This year, notably, the Mobile / Handheld category didn't have a single 3DS game, which we certainly found baffling. Nevertheless Mario Kart 8 was nominated in...

Gallery: The Natives Are Most Definitely Hostile In Cube Life's Survival Mode 

The Natives Are Most Definitely Hostile In Cube Life's Survival Mode 

Minecraft-inspired Wii U eShop title gets some new screens

Cypronia has kindly sent us some more screens from its forthcoming Wii U title Cube Life: Island Survival, this time focusing on the game's Survival Mode. We've already seen what the game's Creative Mode looks like, but the following screens detail the many dangers that exist within the...

Japan Weekly: Famitsu Gives More Details on Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition and Xenoblade Chronicles X

Famitsu Gives More Details on Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition and Xenoblade Chronicles X

Along with a quick look at Stella Glow, the upcoming 3DS RPG

Unlike last week's Famitsu magazine, this week's magazine featured much less information on upcoming Nintendo games. One Famitsu magazine each month serves as a recap magazine for the gaming news of the past month, with some new information peppered throughout. Unfortunately, this means...

News: Kaio: King of Pirates, by Keiji Inafune's Comcept, is Officially Cancelled

Kaio: King of Pirates, by Keiji Inafune's Comcept, is Officially Cancelled

Publisher Marvelous loses around $3.8 million on project

Kaio: King of Pirates, an adventure game in the works by Keiji Inafune's Comcept development studio, has officially been confirmed as cancelled by publisher Marvelous. That's perhaps no surprise considering the continual delays and silence on the 3DS release, but it's nevertheless still rather...

Review: Metroid: Zero Mission (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Metroid: Zero Mission (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

From zero to hero

First things first, Metroid: Zero Mission is not a straight remake of the original NES Metroid with GBA quality graphics. It's a complete retelling and retooling of Samus' first 2D space adventure, including remixed areas, new power-ups and over a decade of refinements added to the formula. Nintendo has freshened the experience...

News: The Nintendo 3DS Was North America's Best-Selling Hardware Platform In February

The Nintendo 3DS Was North America's Best-Selling Hardware Platform In February

395,000 units sold, Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D shifts 515,000 copies

Nintendo of America has confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS family was the biggest-selling hardware platform during the month of February, with 395,000 consoles retailed during the period. Predictably, the New Nintendo 3DS was the reason for this surge - it sold 130 percent more...