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First Impressions: Holding Court with Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

Holding Court with Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

Racquet Riot

A surprise service sent over the net in Nintendo's Digital Event at this year's E3, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash for Wii U marks the first home console appearance of this particular Mario Sport in over 10 years. If early impressions are anything to go by, it's one to watch for - the demo we played on the show floor was very simple,...

Review: Journey of a Special Average Balloon (Wii U eShop)

Journey of a Special Average Balloon (Wii U eShop)

Balloon Fight this ain't

TreeFall Studios has had a rocky experience on the Wii U. The Letter, which is one of our worst-rated titles, was followed up by Maze, which was poorly received but at least contained some semblance of functional gameplay. Its latest title, Journey of a Special Average Balloon, continues to show TreeFall's growth and...

Poll: How Excited Are You About Nintendo's E3 Games?

How Excited Are You About Nintendo's E3 Games?

Tell us which are must haves, maybes or misses

Now that we've all had a little time to chill out and think about the games we've seen so far at E3, we can think about which Wii U and 3DS games can claim places on our wishlists. There is, once you list the upcoming releases, quite a lot on the way in 2015 and beyond into next year - enough to keep us...

News: Next Metroid Prime Home Console Title "Would Likely Now be on NX"

Next Metroid Prime Home Console Title "Would Likely Now be on NX"

On Wii U game - "I haven't been able to collect a team or the resources"

In what will possibly be the last Metroid Prime-related post of the day, another interview with series producer Kensuke Tanabe has revealed some telling additional detail in relation to the current status of the IP beyond Metroid Prime: Federation Force. Some of the negative...

News: Metroid Prime: Federation Force Producer Explains Why Samus Aran Isn't In The Game

Metroid Prime: Federation Force Producer Explains Why Samus Aran Isn't In The Game

"If we have four 'Samuses', that would be odd"

Engadget has been speaking to Metroid Prime: Federation Force producer Kensuke Tanabe about the game, its origins and how it plays. While the title has gained a lot of hate from various parties online, it's actually shaping up to be a very interesting team-based shooter - and it would appear that it

News: New Nintendo 3DS XL Back On Top In Japan As Wii U Leads Home Console Sales

New Nintendo 3DS XL Back On Top In Japan As Wii U Leads Home Console Sales

Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ makes debut in first place with over 150,000 sold

The latest Media Create Japanese sales charts are in, and it's good news for Nintendo as its games and hardware have risen to the top of the pile. Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ made its debut at number one with 157,591 copies sold between the 8th and 14th of June. This robust...

First Impressions: Our Maiden Flight In Star Fox Zero Prompts Mixed Emotions

Our Maiden Flight In Star Fox Zero Prompts Mixed Emotions

You okay over there, Fox?

One of our men on the E3 floor, Alan Lopez, had a first run on Star Fox Zero in a short session. We'll aim to have a longer playthrough - to tackle the GamePad control scheme, in particular - in a separate media session later this week. When I got to the Star Fox Zero kiosk inside the Nintendo media room, the Nintendo...

Gallery: Here's A Closer Look At The Donkey Kong And Bowser Skylanders SuperChargers amiibo Coming To Wii U And Wii

Here's A Closer Look At The Donkey Kong And Bowser Skylanders SuperChargers amiibo Coming To Wii U And Wii

Starter packs for both consoles getting hybrid figures

One of the shock announcements from Nintendo's Digital Event yesterday was the news that Skylanders Superchargers on Wii U would be getting two brand-new amiibo figures. Donkey Kong and Bowser are both joining the cast of Activision's forthcoming toys-to-life sequel, complete with special...

Video: Catch Up With The Key Nintendo Treehouse Sessions From Day One

Catch Up With The Key Nintendo Treehouse Sessions From Day One

Super Mario Maker! Star Fox Zero! Metroid Prime: Federation Force! More!

Following the Nintendo Digital Event we had a number of hours with the Treehouse team, with the big N repeating the successful format from 2014. Once again the talented team showed extensive coverage of key games, sometimes joined by luminaries such as Shigeru Miyamoto. If you...

News: Sony Is Assisting With The Creation Of Shenmue 3, Chances Of A Nintendo Release Significantly Lowered

Sony Is Assisting With The Creation Of Shenmue 3, Chances Of A Nintendo Release Significantly Lowered

Not the most promising information

The Shenmue 3 announcement at the Sony PlayStation Press Conference was undeniably one of the highlights of this year's E3. At first it was unclear if Sony was providing Shenmue creator, Yu Suzuki, with a platform to announce the Kickstarter or if it was collaboration between the two. Yesterday there was...

News: Super Mario Maker's Packaging Sure Looks Pretty

Super Mario Maker's Packaging Sure Looks Pretty

Hardcover artbook gets shown off

Super Mario Maker is coming with a hardcover artbook which celebrates the 30th birthday of the portly Italian plumber, and Nintendo Europe has posted a very brief video of what it looks like on its Instagram account. In case you didn't know already, the Wii U game allows you to forge levels using assets and art from...

News: Metroid Prime Producer Wants to Make Another Sequel With Samus, "Not Involved" in 2D Titles By Yoshio Sakamoto

Metroid Prime Producer Wants to Make Another Sequel With Samus, "Not Involved" in 2D Titles By Yoshio Sakamoto

"There’s still more I want to build around the story of Sylux and Samus"

It's fair to say that Metroid Prime: Federation Force was not well received during and immediately after its Nintendo Digital Event reveal; the online reaction to it was, at times, brutal. We'd argue that the subsequent Treehouse Live segment showed it to be a reasonably...

News: Show Your Inner Geek With These Stylish Pokémon Watches

Show Your Inner Geek With These Stylish Pokémon Watches

Who needs an Apple Watch?

Pokémon fans have certainly seen their fair share of Pocket Monster themed watches throughout the franchises' history. After all, there are few forms of merchandise Pikachu has not decorated with his adorable face. Watches, however, are usually aimed at the younger audience, with next to nothing available for the more...