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News: Super Mario Kart Speeds Onto the North American Wii U eShop

Super Mario Kart Speeds Onto the North American Wii U eShop

At last!

Earlier today Nintendo confirmed release details for a Mario Kart 8 update and the free Mercedes DLC, with the content arriving on 27th August. That was European confirmation, but now Nintendo of America has confirmed the same date and changes to the game, along with an extra treat. A day before the standard Download Update, Super Mario...

News: XType Plus Bug Resolved With Download Now Available on the European Wii U eShop

XType Plus Bug Resolved With Download Now Available on the European Wii U eShop

Concrete release date for North America is pending

Last week's Nintendo Download Update had some unexpected drama related to budget shooter XType Plus, when it arrived on the European store and an online leaderboard error caused some Wii U systems to freeze. It was pulled from the eShop within a few hours, and due to time zone differences in store...

News: Nintendo's At It Again With Another Majora's Mask Tease

Nintendo's At It Again With Another Majora's Mask Tease

No Majora hype implied

Nintendo has been placing sly references to its off-the-wall cult classic The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask a number of years now – the most notable recent example was the presence of the titular mask on a wall of Link's house in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the 3DS. Not to be flogging a dead horse or...

News: The Pokémon Center Online Store is in Business for US Gamers

The Pokémon Center Online Store is in Business for US Gamers

Gotta spend it all

If you're a Pokémon fan in the US that's willing to spend top dollar for official merchandise, the freshly launched Pokémon Center online store may be the place for you. Only taking orders and deliveries for the US, it serves up more 'mon merchandise than you could possibly dream of catching. The main categories available are...

News: Nintendo Hardware and Exclusives Hold Firm at Top of Japanese Charts

Nintendo Hardware and Exclusives Hold Firm at Top of Japanese Charts

3DS and Wii U see small increases

It's Media Create Japanese chart results time, once again, and they continue the usual trends — though there are a few talking points to consider. In terms of software, the two iterations of Yokai Watch 2 had another dominant week, now just one week away — in all likelihood — from passing two million physical...

News: Steel Diver: Sub Wars Gets an Upgrade to Version 3.0

Steel Diver: Sub Wars Gets an Upgrade to Version 3.0

More than 3.0 reasons to download

Nintendo has updated its unconventional shooter Steel Diver: Sub Wars to version 3.0, as promised last month. This isn't just a stability update either – prepare for some serious tweaks to the formula. The update is global, so no matter where you are you'll be privy to the spicy new additions. To save rifling...

Feature: Nintendo's Natural Home at HYPER Japan Set The Tone For Future Events

Nintendo's Natural Home at HYPER Japan Set The Tone For Future Events

Charm and interactivity were vital

A little while ago we attended HYPER Japan in London, an event which was heavily supported by Nintendo UK. Nintendo has shown support for similar Japan-centric expos around the world, with Shigeru Miyamoto originally planning to attend Japan Expo in Paris until, unfortunately, he had to withdraw due to his...

Weirdness: Yoshi's Real Name Is Both Silly and Scientific

Yoshi's Real Name Is Both Silly and Scientific

Will re-open the "is he a dinosaur" debate

We were once told by Nintendo that Yoshi is not a dinosaur, as we'd stated in a feature, but that he was simply a Yoshi. Once we'd dusted ourselves down from the polite but firm telling off, we felt indignant. He is a dinosaur, with boots, what's so wrong about that? It is possible that down the road of...

News: Shovel Knight Sales Numbers Revealed by Yacht Club Games

Shovel Knight Sales Numbers Revealed by Yacht Club Games

Indie developer rocks the boat

Actual sales figures are some of the most closely guarded secrets in the games industry, but Yacht Club Games has posted the full story of developing the indie hit Shovel Knight from its initial Kickstarter campaign to first full month of release, complete with approximate sales figures on Wii U eShop and 3DS eShop in...

News: Mario Kart 8 Update & DLC Scheduled for 27th August

Mario Kart 8 Update & DLC Scheduled for 27th August

Finally stop selecting "View Highlights" by mistake

Update 2: This update and DLC has now been confirmed in North America, with Super Mario Kart now also available on the Wii U eShop. Update: This update has now also been confirmed for 27th August in Europe. Original Story: Nintendo has updated its Japanese website with the following details...

News: Take the Internet Stage for a Chance at Some Great Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Prizes

Take the Internet Stage for a Chance at Some Great Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Prizes

Contest wants to see you performing the Final Fantasy Main Theme

Square Enix is celebrating its repertoire of Final Fantasy music and the upcoming release of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call by sending out its own open call to anyone willing to perform. The company is holding a contest to see who can submit the best rendition of the iconic...

Feature: Hyrule Warriors - Everything We Know So Far

Hyrule Warriors - Everything We Know So Far

Hacking and slashing up the details

Hyrule Warriors is the next major release on Wii U, with Nintendo no doubt hopeful that it'll kickstart a sustained period of solid sales for the home console, with subsequent months also bringing a variety of major releases. It's also the first high-profile and direct crossover for the Zelda franchise — aside...

News: Etrian Odyssey 2 3DS Remake Confirmed for Japan

Etrian Odyssey 2 3DS Remake Confirmed for Japan

They weren't kidding. There is no broccoli.

The "that game" teased by Atlus several weeks ago has finally been revealed, if this was in fact the game it was referring to. The somewhat infamous former "not broccoli" teaser site now presents a lovely smorgasbord of information in Japanese on a 3DS remake of Etrian Odyssey II, replacing somewhat...

News: Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Evil, But It's Not Coming To Wii U

Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Evil, But It's Not Coming To Wii U

Headed to PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Capcom has confirmed that it is producing a HD remaster of the 2002 GameCube Resident Evil remake, and that the title won't be coming to the Wii U despite previously being a Nintendo exclusive. Set for digital launch next year, this new version of Resident Evil is coming to PC,...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Introduces the Winged Snake Najarala

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Introduces the Winged Snake Najarala

Snake wyvern... why did it have to be a snake wyvern?

The creature features from Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate expanded bestiary continue apace, this time introducing the Monster Hunter franchise's first ever snake-style creature, the winged snake wyvern Najarala. Considering that the Najarala is a snake creature, it unsurprisingly uses...

News: Hyrule Warriors DLC Floodgates Opened with Alternate Costume Packs

Hyrule Warriors DLC Floodgates Opened with Alternate Costume Packs

Costumes we've seen may not be free

The recent Hyrule Warriors Direct brought a lot of details over into western territories, and there were some slices of new localised information to take in. Nintendo announced that the alternate costumes it has been showcasing in Japan for Link and Zelda would not be standard unlockables within the game –...

News: Hyrule Warriors Direct Reveals New Items and Character Progression Information

Hyrule Warriors Direct Reveals New Items and Character Progression Information

Chain Chomp! Badges! More!

As you may have seen, Nintendo has served up a 26 minute Hyrule Warriors Direct, which provided some useful localised information ahead of its September release in the West. A variety of details were given, some integral to gameplay and others simply a bit of fun. Pleasingly, we saw more of the character levelling and...