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News: Social Networks Go Into Meltdown Over Apparent The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 3D Rumour

Social Networks Go Into Meltdown Over Apparent The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 3D Rumour

Was as iffy as it looked

Update: As expected considering the factors we highlighted below, this was indeed fake, though apparently down to a hack rather than photoshopping. Same outcome regardless of method, though the online chatter certainly shows that some were excited about the prospect. Original Article: With Nintendo enjoying a fair amount...

Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. DLC Can Evolve the Concept of Nintendo 'Evergreen' Releases

Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. DLC Can Evolve the Concept of Nintendo 'Evergreen' Releases

Bringing more gaming with less release

Let's kick off this article with some current-day realities - not negative as such, but perhaps uncomfortable. At the moment, especially with the Wii U, Nintendo is responsible for producing the bulk of high-quality retail releases. There are partners or second-party studios producing some key efforts - like...

Video: Did You Know Gaming? Tackles the Monster Hunter Franchise

Did You Know Gaming? Tackles the Monster Hunter Franchise

For example, segmented maps and four-player limits look set to stay

Monster Hunter is one of Capcom's most important franchises, consistently causing retail meltdowns with impressive sales in Japan. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has performed well in the West, too, seemingly providing a breakthrough for the franchise outside of Capcom's homeland. It's...

Review: Yoshi's Island DS (Wii U eShop / DS)

Yoshi's Island DS (Wii U eShop / DS)

Swap-a-bye baby

The challenge of having to follow up such a hot act as Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is staying true to the original while simultaneously feeling fresh and exciting. The original Yoshi's Island was a pioneer in its design; that design can be straight-up copied again, sure, but the sense of surprise that the first possessed...

News: Official GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U Available Again on Amazon in the US

Official GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U Available Again on Amazon in the US

Currently the cheapest option

It's not as rare as it once was, but there are probably still a handful of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U gamers that would like a GameCube Controller Adapter to play the game with their favoured controller. Finding one at a decent price can be a challenge, though. It's worth noting, then, that Amazon US has stock once...

Review: A-Train 3D: City Simulator (3DS eShop)

A-Train 3D: City Simulator (3DS eShop)

​Chugging uphill

In the 3DS library, there is a rather unsurprising gap of management sim games. The niche genre essentially revolves around placing the player in the chair of a person in charge of a large city or company, tasking them with running it and maximising profitability. This is something of a double-edged sword; patient gamers will find...

Review: Word Search by POWGI (Wii U eShop)

Word Search by POWGI (Wii U eShop)

Finding words, one letter at a time

Sometimes, a game's title tells you very little about its content. What do titles like "Bayonetta" scream to you when read? Meanwhile, a game with a title such as Word Search by POWGI pretty much tells you everything you need to know about this download. Within each of the 300+ levels you're given a grid filled...

Poll: Would You Like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. DLC to Expand for a Whole Generation?

Would You Like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. DLC to Expand for a Whole Generation?

Platforms within platforms

This week Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS had its first DLC in the form of Mii character outfits, while on 23rd April we'll get to enjoy the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2. We know there's more to come in Super Smash Bros. in the form of purchasable characters - Mewtwo (already available to eligible Club Nintendo...

Video: Nintendo Minute Races Around the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

Nintendo Minute Races Around the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

On the starting grid

The Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 - or Mario Kart 8 X Animal Crossing, if you prefer - is now just days away, adding another eight tracks, three characters (four if you count Boy and Girl Villager separately) and four vehicles. There'll also be the 200cc mode as a free extra for everyone, too. One of the Wii U's finest games is about...

News: Fan Ports Hideo Kojima's Cyberpunk Classic, Snatcher, to the Virtual Boy

Fan Ports Hideo Kojima's Cyberpunk Classic, Snatcher, to the Virtual Boy

In honour of a fellow Virtual Boy fan that passed away

The Virtual Boy is a true oddity in Nintendo's history - though the company has acknowledged the curious system recently, it was largely ignored for years due to its status as the company's biggest ever flop. Never even released in Europe, it was undeniably a commercial disaster for the famous...

News: ​New FAST Racing Neo Footage is Set to be Revealed in Summer

​New FAST Racing Neo Footage is Set to be Revealed in Summer

"The biggest, and most beautiful game we ever did."

Remember FAST Racing Neo? You'd be forgiven for forgetting about it, as Shin'en has been rather reluctant to release much information about the racing extravaganza. The sequel to the popular Wiiware hit, FAST- Racing League, it promises to deliver a blisteringly fast experience in glorious 60 FPS...

Review: Yoshi Touch & Go (Wii U eShop / DS)

Yoshi Touch & Go (Wii U eShop / DS)

Fleeting fun

Between the DS, 3DS and Wii U, Nintendo has delivered many touch screen gaming experiences throughout the years. While some are genuinely creative and/or mechanically deep, others have ended up feeling like little more than an experiment or a tech demo rather than a full-fledged game; Yoshi Touch & Go falls into that latter...

News: Unity on New Nintendo 3DS Will Utilise Latest Version of the Engine at Launch

Unity on New Nintendo 3DS Will Utilise Latest Version of the Engine at Launch

Spokesperson: "We're not ready to discuss release timelines currently"

Earlier this week Unity Technologies confirmed that its engine will support the New Nintendo 3DS, which could lead to a variety of interesting developments - the eShop could receive more ports exclusive to the New hardware, and it also serves as another area in which the Wii

News: Nintendo Submits Trademark for NES Controller

Nintendo Submits Trademark for NES Controller

We weren't aware it was still required

The legal world of trademarks and rights can be slightly baffling at the best of times, so a Nintendo of America trademark for the NES controller, essentially, is certainly one to raise eyebrows. The application is most certainly for the design of the iconic controller, with the image above being included...

First Impressions: The Addictive Futility of the New StreetPass Games

The Addictive Futility of the New StreetPass Games

An existential crisis wrapped in awesome Nintendo cutesy style

Here's a tale of the lengths that editorial director Damien McFerran and editor Tom Whitehead went to in order to test out the new StreetPass games - StreetPass Zombies / Battleground Z and StreetPass Fishing / Ultimate Angler. Due to working in a small UK town and not Tokyo, added to...

News: Unseen64 Breaks Down the Hidden History of Metroid Prime

Unseen64 Breaks Down the Hidden History of Metroid Prime

Unused bosses, a picky Shigeru Miyamoto and more

It's often enjoyable to consider what could have been - new IPs, sequels and spin-offs that never made it to stores. Examples such as Star Fox 2 and Metroid Dread have us wishing for the ability to visit an alternative universe, to play titles that were, at some stage, destined for our consoles. Even...

News: 3DS Homebrew App Turns 3DS Into PC Remote Desktop, and Naturally Plays World of Warcraft

3DS Homebrew App Turns 3DS Into PC Remote Desktop, and Naturally Plays World of Warcraft

Slightly pointless, but impressive

Due to Nintendo's repeated firmware updates and security measures, homebrew on the 3DS and Wii U has been stifled a great deal in comparison to the previous generation. It's the preserve of enthusiasts willing to keep their portable offline, but nevertheless there's still a small community that experiments with the...

Editorial: Why We Don't Plan to Provide Further Coverage of Sony Wikileaks Reveals Related to Nintendo Movies

Why We Don't Plan to Provide Further Coverage of Sony Wikileaks Reveals Related to Nintendo Movies

There are multiple reasons

Last year Sony Pictures was hacked, and thousands of emails were stolen and effectively used as weapons against executives, film-makers and those within that creative industry. Saucy emails were shared showing executives bashing movie stars, and there were even leaks related to talks that had taken place with regards to...

News: Fire Emblem: If Special Edition Bundle Sold Out In Japan, Sparks Second Shipment for Pre-Orders

Fire Emblem: If Special Edition Bundle Sold Out In Japan, Sparks Second Shipment for Pre-Orders

If only it was out in the West this year

It seems Intelligent systems has pulled it out of the bag with its latest release. The brand new game in the Fire Emblem series has sold out of its pre-orders for the Special Edition pack, resulting in a second shipment being ordered for Japan. Some people may call this an ironic twist of fate, after Fire...

News: Here's Why The StreetPass Bunny Couldn't Care Less If You Don't Buy His Games In Europe

Here's Why The StreetPass Bunny Couldn't Care Less If You Don't Buy His Games In Europe

Grumpy in North America and Japan, but chilled out in Europe. What gives?

Yesterday saw the launch of not one but two new 3DS StreetPass games, and triggered a rush of Nintendo fans opening their consoles and handing over digital funds for both titles. However, depending on which region you're in, you will have gotten a slightly different reaction...