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News: Nintendo's Quirky amiibo Video Shows How They're Used in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Nintendo's Quirky amiibo Video Shows How They're Used in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Have a Bayonetta 1 & 2 eShop offer explanation as a bonus

In recent weeks we've emphasized — in some editorials and general articles — that Nintendo needs to start building more awareness of amiibo with understandable, interesting promotions, videos and so on. We're starting to see that process get underway, with the company following up its...

News: Slender: The Arrival Is Stalking Its Way To The Wii U eShop

Slender: The Arrival Is Stalking Its Way To The Wii U eShop

Cult survival horror title is being published by Majesco

A PEGI rating has revealed that Majesco is publishing the Blue Isle Studios title Slender: The Arrival on the Wii U eShop. The game originally launched on PC and Mac back in 2013 and has since become something of a cult classic. It features the iconic Slender Man, a faceless antagonist who...

Weirdness: If Super Smash Bros. Was a WWE game, It'd Be Terrifying

If Super Smash Bros. Was a WWE game, It'd Be Terrifying

What the...

WWE is big business, with millions of loyal fans and typically impressive sales of pay-per-views, merchandise and, of course, video games. We're pretty confident we'll never see a Hyrule Warriors-style mashup between the franchises, however, as it doesn't take much imagination to realise that it would be a bit weird. Yet still, that's...

Guide: Tips And Tricks To Get You Started In Bayonetta 2

Tips And Tricks To Get You Started In Bayonetta 2

Struggling to climax? Follow our advice

Bayonetta 2 is out today, and while there are difficulty options that accommodate players of all skill levels, that doesn't mean that you can't benefit from some pointers to help get you started. Below is a guide that should help provide you with an understanding of how to approach even the most-challenging...

Guide: How To Find Every Umbran Crow In Bayonetta 2

How To Find Every Umbran Crow In Bayonetta 2

Catch 'em all to unlock stamps for Miiverse

Umbran Crows are evasive little creatures. Twenty of these dodgy birds are hiding throughout the world of Bayonetta 2, and it's up to you to catch 'em all. Not only can locating each one be a task in itself, but possessing the requisite speed and skill to scoop them up before they're alerted to your...

News: Wii U-Exclusive Super Smash Bros. Modes and Challenges Unveiled

Wii U-Exclusive Super Smash Bros. Modes and Challenges Unveiled

Smash Tour! Special Orders! Master Fortress!

An area of interest going into the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Nintendo Direct was exclusive gameplay modes on the home console. We've covered a number of these already in other articles, while some existing modes will also be shared with others through the inclusion local co-op. Yet there were some other...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Takes Sharing Experiences to New Levels

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Takes Sharing Experiences to New Levels

A lot of firsts for the series

Although it will not be implemented at launch, Nintendo has announced plans to include functionality within Super Smash Bros. for Wii U that allows you to share various content with others over the internet. This feature isn't just limited to friends either, as you can choose to share your creations with the entire...

News: Bigger Stages, Dual-Plane Battles and Danger Zones Exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Bigger Stages, Dual-Plane Battles and Danger Zones Exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Miiverse Stage coming after launch

Today's Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct was packed full of details, and one area that merited plenty of attention was stages. There were some key announcements that'll shape how we get into battle. One key inclusion is Bigger Stages, which will support 8 Player Smash Mode in particular and, as a result, will be...

News: Mewtwo Returns to Super Smash Bros., Ridley and Metal Face Explained

Mewtwo Returns to Super Smash Bros., Ridley and Metal Face Explained

Mewtwo arriving next year

Nintendo has announced the return of Mewtwo to the Super Smash Bros. series after being absent in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, much to the distaste of many fans. There's no word on how he'll function yet, but he won't be playable right away, as this iconic monster is still in development. Mewtwo will be available to fans who...

News: Tourneys and Official Tourneys Giving Super Smash Bros. for Wii U a Competitive Edge

Tourneys and Official Tourneys Giving Super Smash Bros. for Wii U a Competitive Edge

Not ready for launch

Today's Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct was full of details around Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with a particularly exciting announcement being customisable and official Tourneys; these won't be available on launch day, however. When they do arrive, though, they look promising. Standard Tourneys are rather similar to their...

News: You Can Use The Wii U GamePad For Voice Chat, Stage Building And More In Super Smash Bros.

You Can Use The Wii U GamePad For Voice Chat, Stage Building And More In Super Smash Bros.

Padding it out

While some developers are certainly guilty of underusing the Wii U GamePad, that criticism can't be laid at the feet of the team behind Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The forthcoming fighter will make robust use of the unique controller, not only during battle but in-between brawls as well. During normal play it will be possible to use...

News: 8 Player Smash Mode Confirmed For Wii U Super Smash Bros.

8 Player Smash Mode Confirmed For Wii U Super Smash Bros.

The catch? It's offline only

Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. will allow for 8 player fights. The news came during today's special Nintendo Direct broadcast, and is tempered by the fact that the game will only support 8 players in offline mode. It was also confirmed that only certain stages would allow for so many...

News: More PDP GameCube-Style Wired Fight Pads Pay Homage to Donkey Kong, Link, Samus and Wario

More PDP GameCube-Style Wired Fight Pads Pay Homage to Donkey Kong, Link, Samus and Wario

Will work as Wii Classic Controller, and with Smash Bros. Wii U

Last year and just before E3, as the hype for a certain Wii U brawler intensified, accessory company PDP announced its GameCube-styled Fight Pad controllers, with the revealed designs being based on Mario, Peach and Yoshi. Though Nintendo has its own GameCube Smash Bros. controller and...

News: Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind Looks Set for a Western Release

Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind Looks Set for a Western Release

Good old Atlus saving the day

Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind is a promising 3DS action game based on Wit Studio and Production I.G's anime series — which itself is based on Hajime Isayama's original manga. Having performed well commercially in Japan, Spike Chunsoft recently announced an updated "CHAIN" version for Japan this December,...

News: Nintendo of Europe Distributes Free Halloween 3DS HOME Theme to Club Nintendo Members

Nintendo of Europe Distributes Free Halloween 3DS HOME Theme to Club Nintendo Members

Check your email, if you dare

It's nice to receive free things, as loyal customers, so Club Nintendo members in Europe should be pleased to know that the big N is distributing download codes for a Halloween 3DS HOME theme — check those emails if you're a member that receives the regular newsletters. The theme itself has a typically light-hearted...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 3DS HOME Theme Lands in Japan

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 3DS HOME Theme Lands in Japan

Joined by seven Tales themes we'll likely never get

3DS HOME Themes are now becoming a rather common update for owners of the portable, with Nintendo adding a notification dot on the relevant menu to alert us to new options as they appear. There's already a decent variety, though a recent arrival in Japan has us rather jealous already. Pictured...

Nintendo Download: 23rd October (North America)

23rd October (North America)

Double Bayonetta, Aria of Sorrow, Fantasy Life, Pokémon, Shantae and more

It's Nintendo Download news time, North America, and this week has some seriously tempting options on both Wii U and 3DS to test your eShop funds to the limit. There's intense action on Wii U, retro Castlevania goodness, along with retail and download goodness on the 3DS...

News: Football Up Online to Kick Off in Europe Soon

Football Up Online to Kick Off in Europe Soon

Discounted price for those that own its predecessor

EnjoyUp Games is a prolific download game developer on Nintendo hardware, and is revisiting one of its releases for an online update on 3DS — Football Up Online will arrive as a successor to Soccer Up 3D / Football Up 3D on the eShop. In terms of features, much seems to remain unchanged from...

Feature: Five 'New Things' We Want in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Five 'New Things' We Want in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Time to take the franchise to another level

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U increasingly close to release, Nintendo's gearing up to answer the call for full details of its features with an upcoming live Nintendo Direct that'll introduce 50 'new things'; that's a bold and exciting promise. Though, as an important note, some of Nintendo's messaging...

News: The Writer Who Penned Chronicle Also Wrote A Super Mario World Screenplay, And It Sucks

The Writer Who Penned Chronicle Also Wrote A Super Mario World Screenplay, And It Sucks

"This is not a movie," Max Landis admits

1993's Super Mario Bros. movie is generally regarded as a failure — both commercially and critically — but it has nevertheless gone on to become something of a cult classic. However, we're not sure the same would ever have been said about Max Landis' proposed movie adaptation of Super Mario World, which...

Video: Let's Play Bayonetta 2 With Lydia

Let's Play Bayonetta 2 With Lydia

It's the witching hour

Hello everyone! Fresh from my on-track success in Mario Kart 8, I thought I'd turn my hand to witchcraft in Platinum Games' superb Bayonetta 2. In the first of a series of action-packed videos, I run through some of the game's many amazing levels battling demonic beasts so filthy and foul that I had to have a good lie down...

News: Five Additional Cover Plates Announced For New 3DS Australian Release

Five Additional Cover Plates Announced For New 3DS Australian Release

Will retail for $17.95 each

While Japan’s onslaught of cover plate announcements for the New 3DS continue, the rest of the world is left pondering if a considerable amount of them will ever see the light of day outside of the region. Adding a ray of hope to the situation, Nintendo of Australia has today announced via Twitter & Facebook th

News: A World of Keflings Unleashes On The North American Wii U eShop November 13th

A World of Keflings Unleashes On The North American Wii U eShop November 13th

European release underway

The last time we received an update on the status of A World of Keflings, was when NinjaBee Games reassured Wii U owners in August, that the long-awaited title was still on its way to Nintendo’s latest home console. Now, after much anticipation, NinjaBee has finally confirmed the game will be released on the Wii U eShop...