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News: Actos Games Announces Special Promotion for APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Kickstarter Campaign

Actos Games Announces Special Promotion for APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Kickstarter Campaign

Word up

In our Kickstarter campaign summary at the weekend we included APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat on our list, as it's an intriguing word game that will attempt to blend in RPG elements. If funded it'll come to the Wii U as well as PC, with the GamePad likely to be a particularly useful controller for the title. It's entering the home stretch...

News: Flowerworks HD to Blossom on the Wii U eShop on 17th April in North America

Flowerworks HD to Blossom on the Wii U eShop on 17th April in North America

May release in Europe, sales to fund a Wii U-exclusive project

Nocturnal Entertainment's Michael Shamgar has been in touch to confirm some pleasing news for download fans with a Wii U, announcing that Flowerworks HD: Follie's Adventure will arrive on the North America eShop in next week's update on 17th April; it's targeting May in Europe. A HD...

News: Nintendo Provides Some Context to 2013's Tomodachi Life Same-Sex Marriage Controversy

Nintendo Provides Some Context to 2013's Tomodachi Life Same-Sex Marriage Controversy

Indications are is that it still won't be an option, though

Yesterday's Tomodachi Life Nintendo Direct brought the rather wacky 3DS Mii life-sim to the attention of a lot more gamers, though it's not actually a new release. Tomodachi Collection: New Life was a Spring 2013 arrival in Japan, and proceeded to accrue some impressive sales and generate...

News: Johnny Vegas to Host the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament 2014 Final in London

Johnny Vegas to Host the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament 2014 Final in London

He's a Pokémon fan, you know...

Earlier this year Nintendo released details of its Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament 2014 regional heats, a Nintendo UK competition that's served as a meaty warm-up to the official Pokémon Video Game Championships that kick off soon, events that will culminate in the World Championships later this year...

News: Nintendo Shows Off Upcoming Golden Sun and F-Zero GBA Wii U Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo Shows Off Upcoming Golden Sun and F-Zero GBA Wii U Virtual Console Releases

Next week's offerings on show

The early Game Boy Advance releases on the Wii U Virtual Console seem to have been rather popular with keen download fans, and it's certainly helped that some of the finest games of the portable's entire library have already arrived. The initial confirmed lineup is into its latter half, however, and Nintendo has...

News: Disney Magical World Arrives With a Day One Patch on 3DS

Disney Magical World Arrives With a Day One Patch on 3DS

The most magical update on Earth?

3DS title Disney Magical World arrives in North America today, and like many retail releases landed on the eShop at midnight to accommodate eager day-one buyers. One of those keen gamers is @kitroplious, who downloaded the title and stumbled across a day one update. As you can see in the image this is designed to...

Review: WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Fun incorporated

Ever since its first foray into the video game market, Nintendo has been known for the incredible amount of creativity it brings to the medium. Innovative ideas – whether they add a pleasing minor touch or groundbreaking gameplay feature – have to some degree been the company’s bread and butter for decades. It’s these...

Nintendo Download: 10th April (North America)

10th April (North America)

More Wii U GBA treats, farming, poker, puzzles, discounts and more

Nintendo's Download Update for North America has arrived a lot later than normal, but now we know what's landing on your Wii U and 3DS systems this week. There's more GBA goodness on Wii U, new titles on both eShop stores and an NES title on the portable's Virtual Console; on top of...

News: You Can Now Pre-Order eShop Games Via Nintendo UK's Online Store

You Can Now Pre-Order eShop Games Via Nintendo UK's Online Store

The future is now

If you wanted any more proof that Nintendo is moving with the times, it's now possible to pre-order eShop titles online — for those living in the UK, at least. Drop onto the Nintendo UK online store listing for Nintendo Pocket Football Club and you'll see the option to pre-order the title, with the download code being dispatched...

Weirdness: Realistic Mario Probably Wouldn't Have Been As Successful As Super Mario

Realistic Mario Probably Wouldn't Have Been As Successful As Super Mario

Head + block = ouch

In case the size-altering mushrooms and cartoon-like environments didn't make it obvious enough, Super Mario Bros. takes place in a world of fantasy. However, it's always fun to consider what Nintendo's most famous franchise could have been like if the company had decided to adopt a more realistic approach. In this segment from...

News: Super Mario 3D World Double Disc Soundtrack Arrives on Club Nintendo

Super Mario 3D World Double Disc Soundtrack Arrives on Club Nintendo

Europe and Australia included for now

Last year we shared the news that Club Nintendo in Japan received an awesome Super Mario 3D World 2-CD soundtrack; we were envious as the Wii U title has a number of outstanding 'Big Band' tracks that still stick in the mind. The exciting news for gamers in Europe and Australia, who savoured the music while...

News: Nintendo of America Confirms Christina Aguilera as a Guest Celebrity in Tomodachi Life

Nintendo of America Confirms Christina Aguilera as a Guest Celebrity in Tomodachi Life

APRIL FOOLS!!!... Oh, wait

Earlier today Nintendo unleashed the utterly barmy and brilliant Tomodachi Life Nintendo Direct broadcasts in Europe and North America, also confirming a 6th June release in both territories. They're worth a watch, and certainly show how the quirky Mii life-sim could become an indispensable part of the 3DS library this...

Nintendo Direct: Nintendo Shows Off The Peculiarities of Tomodachi Life and Confirms Release Date

Nintendo Shows Off The Peculiarities of Tomodachi Life and Confirms Release Date

It looks bonkers and amazing

We've known for a little while that 3DS title Tomodachi Life was being localised, but Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo of America have now released special mini Nintendo Direct broadcasts to not only provide full confirmation, but also to show off the wacky world of this Mii life-sim. To get the important detail out of...