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News: Call of Duty: Black Ops III "Ember" Tease Sets a Futuristic Scene Ahead of Full Reveal

Call of Duty: Black Ops III "Ember" Tease Sets a Futuristic Scene Ahead of Full Reveal

Deus Duty

It's Spring-time, which means the inevitable limbo that comes with a new Call of Duty release; the Wii U had two CoD games in a row before missing out on the most-recent entry. Now we have Black Ops III on the way, and the presence of a Nintendo Network ID registration option on the franchise website has sparked rumours that the latest...

Live: Nintendo UK Shows Off Mario Kart 8 DLC and 200cc Mode

Nintendo UK Shows Off Mario Kart 8 DLC and 200cc Mode

Remember to brake

As this is Mario Kart 8 day, in particular thanks to the free 200cc mode and the Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 pack, we thought we'd share yet another opportunity to check it out. Nintendo UK is running a live stream from 5pm to 6pm local time, which will be showing off the new tracks and 200cc mode. If you haven't yet had a...

Nintendo Download: 23rd April (North America)

23rd April (North America)

Mario Kart 8 DLC, DS karting, Mewtwo, 3D cube creation and more

Happy Mario Kart Day, Nintendo gamers! The usual download update details are out a little later than normal for North America and, unsurprisingly, the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 has a prominent place in the listing. It's not the only fresh arrival, though, we also have more Mario Kart of...

News: amiibo Tap Gets A New Title In Europe, Available For Free At The End Of The Month

amiibo Tap Gets A New Title In Europe, Available For Free At The End Of The Month

Say hello to amiibo Touch & Play: Nintendo Classics Highlights

Nintendo's next free-to-play download is launching on the Wii U eShop at the end of this month in Europe, it has been revealed today. amiibo Touch & Play: Nintendo Classics Highlights - known in North America as amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits - is an app which works in...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 24th April

Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 24th April

This one's for the West

With its arrival in Japan less than a week away, Xenoblade Chronicles X is a hot topic for RPG fans in the West that are keen to take on Monolith Soft's latest creation. The exciting news is that a Nintendo Direct focused on the game is airing very soon, as confirmed by Nintendo of America. It'll be broadcast on Friday 24th...

Gallery: Get Hot Under the Collar in the Continent Of Black Steel in Xenoblade Chronicles X

Get Hot Under the Collar in the Continent Of Black Steel in Xenoblade Chronicles X

Is it warm in here?

If you're a Wii U owner in Japan with any affection at all for RPGs, we suspect Xenoblade Chronicles X by Monolith Soft is pinging rather loudly on your radar. The huge adventure arrives in Japan on 29th April, less than a week from today, leaving those of us in the West a tad jealous. A benefit of the upcoming release is the...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X & Y Receive Global Updates

Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X & Y Receive Global Updates

You'll be kept offline until you join in

For those of you still regularly battling online in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, or still firing up Pokemon X and Y for some matches, you'll have an update to complete before you get get on with the serious business of trading and fighting pocket monsters. Both games have patches of around 250-270...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits as it Launches in Japan

Nintendo Shows Off amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits as it Launches in Japan

30 demos to get stuck into

One of the quirkiest uses of amiibo to date is amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits, a free download on the Wii U eShop that'll allow you to play quick-fire demos of Virtual Console games by tapping one of the figures on the GamePad. It's out today in Japan and Nintendo has released a new video that shows it off. As you...

News: Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Available to Download Right Now

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Available to Download Right Now

Rev up the engines

The time is here, with the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 and software update now available to download; if you try and fire up your copy of the game it should automatically trigger a download update. Once that's done you can open up the game and set the DLC downloading - when that's finished you have various delights waiting for you...

News: Girls Mode 3 Struts to Number One in Japan, Though Hardware Sales Stumble Again

Girls Mode 3 Struts to Number One in Japan, Though Hardware Sales Stumble Again

Worth it for the Kirby bag

It's easy to be dismissive of Style Savvy / New Style Boutique, with its focus on fashion, designer coffees and neat apartments, but it's a rather fun and entertaining title on the 3DS. The release of the latest entry in Japan has given some life to the country's charts this week, too, though overall sales are still...

News: Tales of More Super Smash Bros. amiibo Pre-Order Woes and Cancellations Emerge

Tales of More Super Smash Bros. amiibo Pre-Order Woes and Cancellations Emerge

ShopTo among the offending retailers

While the release of wave four Super Smash Bros. amiibo is due in May for North America, the latest toys are set to arrive this week in Europe. Not that they'll be gracing store shelves, of course, as pre-orders sold out a long time ago, in many cases within hours of going live. Unfortunately we've had multiple...

News: Legend of Kay Anniversary Set for Budget Retail Release on Wii U This Summer

Legend of Kay Anniversary Set for Budget Retail Release on Wii U This Summer

As little as $19.99 on some platforms

It's been known for quite some time that Legend of Kay Anniversary is coming to the Wii U and a host of platforms, and publisher Nordic Games has today confirmed a Summer arrival, though stopped short of giving exact dates. In addition to Wii U it'll be released on PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Mac; intriguingly...

Video: Check Out the Surprising Complexity of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition

Check Out the Surprising Complexity of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition

Elements, team members, levelling...

It's tempting to look at Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition and say "pfft, just another match-three game". Well, it is, but this series also has a whole load of other aspects such as elements, teams and levelling to worry about. In fact, when having a go of the free demo in Europe we'll admit to...

News: Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Now Available for Pre-Order on the Nintendo UK Store

Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Now Available for Pre-Order on the Nintendo UK Store

You'd better be quick!

We've seen lots of delightful amiibo over the past few months from the Super Smash Bros. and Mario Party ranges, however it's the yarn Yoshi amiibo figurines which tie in with the release of Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U which really seem to be exciting collectors at the moment. They're amiibo made of wool and ridiculously...

News: Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem’s Character Designer Speaks Of New Challenge

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem’s Character Designer Speaks Of New Challenge

Toi8 Tackles New Crossover

World renowned character designer, toi8, takes to Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem's Official Blog to share a little more about himself. We all know and love him for his work on hack//The Movie and Chain Chronicle movie, but did you know that working for Nintendo has been a huge dream of his? "As part of the generation...

News: 3DS RPG Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven Is Heading West This June

3DS RPG Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven Is Heading West This June

From the producer of Rune Factory and Story of Seasons

Publisher Marvelous has confirmed that Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven is heading west this June. The strategy RPG - produced by Yoshifumi Hashimoto, the man behind Harvest Moon, Rune Factory and Story of Seasons - will be getting a physical and digital release in North America, where it launches...

News: Famitsu Unleashes Xenoblade Chronicles X Score

Famitsu Unleashes Xenoblade Chronicles X Score

Famitsu Dolls Itself Up

It's finally here guys, and we couldn't be more enthusiastic. Monolith Soft and Nintendo have been drip feeding its fans for months now, with screenshots, soundtrack teasers, and even a brand new story trailer, but as the Japanese release is fast approaching, the Famitsu Scores are in. World renowned gaming magazine Famitsu...

Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and Modern Media Continue to Damage Its Image

Nintendo's Problems With Trends and Modern Media Continue to Damage Its Image

Its need for control costs it vital audiences

We've argued the case before that Nintendo needs to modernise and drastically improve its attitudes to modern media, in terms of YouTube and social media platforms. It's easy to be defensive of its efforts, too, but we feel some recent statistics truly highlight the folly of Nintendo's current approach...

News: Avengers: Age of Ultron DLC Rolling Out to Zen Pinball 2 Soon

Avengers: Age of Ultron DLC Rolling Out to Zen Pinball 2 Soon

We're going to show you something... beautiful

Excited cinema goers will be rushing in droves to see the latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Avengers: Age of Ultron hits the silver screen in Europe later this week. (Sorry North America, you'll have to wait until 1st May). Of course, every cinematic blockbuster such as this has a...

News: Splatoon Creation Was Inspired by Rare's Perfect Dark

Splatoon Creation Was Inspired by Rare's Perfect Dark

Making something fun, new, different and not a shooter

As the release date for Nintendo's colourful multiplayer ink-em-up Splatoon draws ever closer, we're starting to get more and more insights into the rationale behind the development of the game. GamesRadar+ recently interviewed Producer Hisashi Nogami and it turns out that Rare's classic N64 FPS...