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News: Fresh Batch of New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Emails Looks Set for Monday 12th January

Fresh Batch of New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Emails Looks Set for Monday 12th January

One final opportunity

Just recently we reported that, through emails or simply trying their luck, more European Club Nintendo members were suddenly getting access to the New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador programme. It was hard to discern whether it was an intentional expansion of the scheme or the case that some accounts were simply receiving delayed...

News: Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Options for Nintendo

Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Options for Nintendo

Scalability and integration are the buzzwords

Although the next generation of hardware from Nintendo is unlikely to arrive before late 2016 at the earliest, we expect 2015 to be full of speculation and discussion - rational and otherwise - about what's next. The arrival of the New Nintendo 3DS, for example, arguably sets us up for the portable's...

News: Nintendo of America Partners Up With Apex 2015 for Super Smash Bros. Tournament Event

Nintendo of America Partners Up With Apex 2015 for Super Smash Bros. Tournament Event

Possibly the first of many eSports deals

Nintendo is clearly aware of the importance of eSports, a phenomenon that attracts millions of fans across a huge range of global events every year. The competitive gaming scene is perhaps biggest in the PC space, with titles like League of Legends being prominent, but Nintendo brands such as Pokémon and...

Guide: Collecting All the Gems in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Episode 1

Collecting All the Gems in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Episode 1

Episode 1: A New Toad

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is now available in North America and Europe, adding another excellent title to the Wii U library. In this game the goal for Captain Toad and Toadette isn't simply nabbing the star at the end of each stage, but also picking up three gems hidden throughout each level. These become vital in...

News: GetClose is Set to Grab a Few New Features

GetClose is Set to Grab a Few New Features

An update for RIVALS

The competitively controller-sharing Wii U eShop title GetClose: A Game for RVIALS should be receiving an update in the near future, adding some new levels and elements. Developer Wombat Source has stated that they've sent an update for Nintendo's approval that includes the following: Four New Levels - Two for Capture the...

Feature: A Nintendo 2014 Retrospective - July to September

A Nintendo 2014 Retrospective - July to September

Hysteria over the Smash Bros. demo and all-round hype

We move into the New Year at pace, and our retrospective of Nintendo in 2014 continues at its own - slightly slower - tempo. The April to June entry covered a number of big announcements and the E3 festivities, so as we shift into the third quarter of the year we can reflect on Nintendo picking...

News: Nintendo Steps Away From The Brazilian Market

Nintendo Steps Away From The Brazilian Market

High tariffs blamed

In disappointing news, Nintendo has announced that it'll be ceasing operations in Brazil, effectively leaving the marketplace for the foreseeable future. As of this month distribution of systems and games in the country will stop, taking the company out of a sizeable but also troublesome market. The issue appears to be linked to...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition Promotion is Suddenly Available to More Club Nintendo Members

New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition Promotion is Suddenly Available to More Club Nintendo Members

Not everyone, though

This week's announcement of an early New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador promotion in Europe certainly rocked the boat, offering select Club Nintendo members an opportunity to pick up a system before its release date has even been announced. It was exciting for those lucky enough to be included but frustrating for those left out; oddly,...

Video: Unboxing The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition

Unboxing The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition

Hands on with the limited edition bundle

The announcement of the New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition promotion was a pleasant and unexpected surprise this week, offering European consumers -- traditionally the red-haired stepchildren of Nintendo's fandom -- the chance to get their grubby hands on the latest 3DS model before its official launch in...

News: Natsume Thanks Fans for Strong Launch of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley in North America

Natsume Thanks Fans for Strong Launch of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley in North America

Performing beyond expectations in the region

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is a diversion for the series, as Natsume took the franchise in some new directions, with the title being the first to go "fully three-dimensional". Story of Seasons, previously released as a Harvest Moon game in Japan but being published under a different name - due to IP...

Review: Fire Emblem (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Fire Emblem (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

So much to love Lyndis game

Before Fire Emblem: Awakening started the Year of Luigi off with a bang, there was a great deal of concern at Nintendo regarding its future viability as a franchise. Sales were at an all-time low, and series producer Hitoshi Yamagami was given an ultimatum: at least 250,000 copies of the latest entry needed to be sold in...

News: Tri-Strip Brings That Vintage Game Boy Feel To Your Wii U

Tri-Strip Brings That Vintage Game Boy Feel To Your Wii U

Green piece

It has been confirmed that Form Up Studios and Sc0tt Games (yes, that zero is intentional) are bringing Tri-Strip to the Wii U eShop, a puzzle game that comes with a unique visual style which brings to mind the classic Game Boy screen. The aim of the game is to create squares out of triangles to clear room on the screen. You'll be able...

News: Gamer Proposes To Girlfriend During Mischief Makers Speedrun Livestream

Gamer Proposes To Girlfriend During Mischief Makers Speedrun Livestream

Awesome Marriages Done Quick

This year, gamers all over the globe got together for Awesome Games Done Quick, a gaming marathon that raises money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The event has delivered many memorable moments -- including our very own Marcel blasting through Shovel Knight -- but one of the most heart-warming has to be this...

Review: Dig Dug (Wii U eShop / NES)

Dig Dug (Wii U eShop / NES)

A competent but unneeded version of a fun 80's classic

Originally hitting arcades in 1982, this NES conversion of Dig Dug followed a few years later (albeit only in Japan until arriving on the Wii's Virtual Console service in 2008). It's a classic Namco title that sees you digging your way around a single screen defeating (and sometimes fleeing)...

News: Update For Arrow Time U Improves Overall Game Experience

Update For Arrow Time U Improves Overall Game Experience

XenoHorizon also reveals a Wii U exclusive announcement is on the way

Despite poor sales, indie title Arrow Time U has received an update to improve the overall game experience. Ohio-based developer, XenoHorizon, has followed through with its previous promise, making adjustments to time limits in certain levels, removing an irritating voice clip,...

News: Nintendo's NES Predecessor, Unveiled at CES 31 Years Ago, Was Rather Different From the Iconic Home Console

Nintendo's NES Predecessor, Unveiled at CES 31 Years Ago, Was Rather Different From the Iconic Home Console

The Advance Video System was a more literal family computer

This week has brought us the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which has been particularly light on gaming goods. It's an opportunity for companies big and small to show off their technology, ranging from expensive high-end gear to slightly quirky or silly 'innovations'. For...