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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...

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...

News: Nintendo Australia Lists eShop Offerings Redeemable Via Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue

Nintendo Australia Lists eShop Offerings Redeemable Via Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue

65 items to select from

In a similar fashion to other regions, Nintendo Australia will soon offer loyal fans a range of eShop content redeemable via the Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue. While Nintendo is still hard at work making this content available as soon as possible, it has now revealed the full list of Wii U and 3DS downloadable titles for...

News: Nintendo Working on Patch for Mewtwo Glitch That Blocks Online Play, Confirms 3DS Modes to Avoid

Nintendo Working on Patch for Mewtwo Glitch That Blocks Online Play, Confirms 3DS Modes to Avoid

Please understand

Club Nintendo members had some exciting emails this week, as they included Mewtwo codes for the latest Super Smash Bros. titles on Wii U and 3DS. Unfortunately some players experienced a downside, triggering a glitch in the Wii U version that blocked access to online play. In multiple cases players seemed to corrupt their save data...

Hardware Classics: Sega Dreamcast

Sega Dreamcast

The last throw of the dice for Nintendo's old rival

Sega's Dreamcast holds a special place in the history of home video game entertainment. It was an innovative beast, being the first home console to offer online connectivity out of the box and setting the modern trend for sourcing internal components from PC manufacturers. It also proved to be...

Video: Traveller's Tales Animator Proposes To Girlfriend Via His Own Mario-Style Platformer 

Traveller's Tales Animator Proposes To Girlfriend Via His Own Mario-Style Platformer 

Leap of faith

Proposing marriage is one of the most signficant gestures of affection one can give to another human being, but the event itself can be quite intimidating - will your other half say yes? Will you make a fool of yourself? Will they turn their noses up at the cheap ring you've bought? It's serious business. However, we like the approach...

Reminder: New StreetPass DLC Games Offer a 'Thank You Pack' Discount if You Own Original Extras

New StreetPass DLC Games Offer a 'Thank You Pack' Discount if You Own Original Extras

So says the StreetPass rabbit in the UK

For fans of StreetPass, who like to gather hits where possible and spend a surprising amount of time clearing the charming games on offer, today's a rather happy day. Two fresh games are available - Ultimate Angler / StreetPass Fishing and Battleground Z / StreetPass Zombies. These can be bought individually...

News: A Book About The Iconic Bitmap Brothers Is Being Kickstarted

A Book About The Iconic Bitmap Brothers Is Being Kickstarted

The full history of the creators of Gods, The Chaos Engine and Speedball

If you're a UK gamer with a keen sense of history then the name The Bitmap Brothers will be instantly recognisable. Most active during the 16-bit era, "The Bitmaps" are considered by many to be gaming's first "rock star" developers, and produced such classics as Gods, The...

News: International StreetPass Week Details Confirmed for North America

International StreetPass Week Details Confirmed for North America

The return of gold-pants Reggie Fils-Aime

Last week Nintendo of Europe confirmed its plans for International StreetPass Week, which is utilising Nintendo Zone and StreetPass Relay hotspots in the region for special distributions and events. It's an opportunity to pick up special Mii characters from around the world, handily timed to coincide with...

Nintendo Download: 16th April (North America)

16th April (North America)

StreetPass DLC, Smash Bros. DLC, DK 64, 3D Fantasy Zone II and much more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for the Nintendo Download Update to bring more treats to Wii U and 3DS. This week we have some Rare action on the Wii U, Smash Bros. DLC, StreetPass extras, another Sega classic and much more besides. Let's get to the details...

News: Nintendo of America is Teaming Up With GameTruck to Start the Party With Splatoon

Nintendo of America is Teaming Up With GameTruck to Start the Party With Splatoon

Splatrucks

Looking from the outside as a Brit, this writer observes that most things are bigger in the US. Buildings, stores, malls, servings of fries, all big. It seems Birthday parties also fall into that category - a game of bowling and a few balloons isn't enough, it's important to hire a huge truck for entertainment on the go. That seems to be...

Video: Greatness Awaits In This New Project CARS Trailer

Greatness Awaits In This New Project CARS Trailer

Become a legend

Project CARS launches on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 soon, with the Wii U release taking place later this year. To build up interest in the game - which has already suffered a couple of delays - publisher Bandai Namco has published a fresh trailer which aims to show off the progression of the game's single-player career mode. The...