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Talking Point: Star Fox for Wii U is an Ongoing and Surprising Mystery

Star Fox for Wii U is an Ongoing and Surprising Mystery

When will Nintendo show off Shigeru Miyamoto's project?

Nintendo had an impressive E3 in 2014, winning plaudits not just for its reveals but also its approach to the show, with the Super Smash Bros. Invitational and Treehouse live streams keeping fans entertained. There were a number of notable reveals, too, yet it was Star Fox for Wii U that...

Live: Apex 2015 Prepares to Crown Its Champions on the Final Day

Apex 2015 Prepares to Crown Its Champions on the Final Day

Rounding off a dramatic weekend

Apex 2015 has had a dramatic route to its finale, today, with venue issues forcing a rapid move to a brand new location; through support from sponsors and dedicated fans it somewhat defied the odds to ensure that almost all rounds could be completed ahead of its final day. Though the tournament hosts multiple games,...

News: Another Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter Battles For Your Smash Bros. Loyalty

Another Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter Battles For Your Smash Bros. Loyalty

Supply and demand, once again

The official Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter is a rare and peculiar beast. Only useful for one game on the system, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, it doesn't even work in the console's Wii mode; yet despite this it was highly desired when it launched alongside the game. For dedicated players of the brawling series the...

Weirdness: There's an Awesome Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 Easter Egg in Dying Light

There's an Awesome Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 Easter Egg in Dying Light

Stomping zombies

Dying Light, an open-world title in which you take on a lot of zombies, is a recent arrival on platforms such as the PS4 and Xbox One. The critical reception to Techland's game has been relatively mixed, but it's still one of 2015's first major releases; now, an awesome Easter Egg has been spotted to show that a current-day release...

Weirdness: Super Bowl XLIX Analysis of 'Mega-Beast Mode' Recreates Marshawn Lynch as Mega Man

Super Bowl XLIX Analysis of 'Mega-Beast Mode' Recreates Marshawn Lynch as Mega Man

Running Man

Super Bowl XLIX is everywhere right now, as the US and a global audience ramps up for the showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. Improbably muscle-bound men wearing lots of gear will pummel each other over the course of many hours, and hundreds of millions will watch. There's a lot of coverage for the match, and...

Impressions: Nintendo Made The Right Call With Its Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Demo

Nintendo Made The Right Call With Its Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Demo

We share some thoughts on what's offered

Nintendo produced an eShop surprise this week with the sudden arrival of a demo for Code Name S.T.E.A.M, the next release from the strategy masters at Intelligent Systems. Revealed at E3 2014, this title arrives in North America on 13th March and Europe two months later on 15th May; as a result this free...

News: Apex 2015 Moves to New Venue, Kicks Off Today

Apex 2015 Moves to New Venue, Kicks Off Today

Live footage inside courtesy of VGBootCamp, too

Apex 2015, which aims to be the biggest Smash Bros. tournament ever, suffered a high-profile setback on its first day when its venue was shut down on fire marshal orders. At that stage there was doubt over how the tournament could move forward, but the good news is that plenty of support and a shift of...

Video: Hyrule Warriors Majora's Mask Pack DLC - Now With 100% More Tingle!

Hyrule Warriors Majora's Mask Pack DLC - Now With 100% More Tingle!

We show off all the pack's goodies

The latest downloadable content for Hyrule Warriors is here, and it includes everyone's favourite wannabe fairy - Tingle! Plus some more characters, costumes and maps. But let's face it - you are here for Tingle. Admit it. For a full list of everything in this downloadable content, you can look at our original...

News: Fry's Electronics Cancels Some New Nintendo 3DS Majora's Mask System Pre-Orders Due to Excessive Demand

Fry's Electronics Cancels Some New Nintendo 3DS Majora's Mask System Pre-Orders Due to Excessive Demand

More disappointed pre-order customers

Not so long ago Best Buy, one of the retailers distributing the rather attractive New Nintendo 3DS Majora's Mask 3D model, began to cancel some pre-orders. The retailer initially targeted duplicates, but was then forced to cancel individual orders due to insufficient stock being supplied by Nintendo; it...

Weirdness: Legendary Composer Koji Kondo Drew Inspiration From '70s Rock Bands

Legendary Composer Koji Kondo Drew Inspiration From '70s Rock Bands

Smoke on the water

It's always interesting to see the progression and evolution of music through history. Most genres start out small, but have far-reaching impact; with later entrants refining and perfecting the old sound until it is nearly flawless. As any musician could attest to, inspiration is a key factor to the formation of new music - it is...

News: Sega's Wonder Boy Lives On In Monster Boy, And He Could Be Coming To Wii U

Sega's Wonder Boy Lives On In Monster Boy, And He Could Be Coming To Wii U

Made in collaboration with series creator Ryuichi Nishizawa

Sega's Wonder Boy series - produced with the now defunct Westone - is one of those classic 8 and 16-bit franchises which tragically never made the transition to 3D, and as a result has faded into memory in recent times. However, things are looking up for fans. While we're not exactly...

News: Popular Super Smash Bros. Tournament Apex 2015 Put on Hold Due to Fire Marshal Sanctions

Popular Super Smash Bros. Tournament Apex 2015 Put on Hold Due to Fire Marshal Sanctions

Yes, really

This weekend is supposed to feature one of the best-known competitive gaming events of the year - in Nintendo circles - with Apex 2015; Apex is typically referenced as one of the largest Smash Bros. tournaments of its kind in the world. In a bizarre turn of events, however, the current rounds for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super...

News: YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Revenue-Sharing 'Creators Program'

YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Revenue-Sharing 'Creators Program'

Nintendo games now at the bottom of PewDiePie's list

This week, Nintendo announced its latest attempt to fix its flagging relationship with YouTube by revealing the Creators Program, an initiative which will allow YouTubers to upload Nintendo-related content and still earn revenue. Previously, Nintendo has been very heavy-handed with YouTube...

Reminder: Grab Your Free Emboar for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Grab Your Free Emboar for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

The second of three in current promotional distribution

Last week we directed your attention to the opportunity to pick up a free Serperior for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, in which you can input a code to grab the 'mon. That weekly promotion was updated recently, so those of you that missed it may want to jump in. This time around...

News: Nintendo's Revival of Animal Crossing: New Leaf to Continue with Nintendo Zone Item Distributions

Nintendo's Revival of Animal Crossing: New Leaf to Continue with Nintendo Zone Item Distributions

Previously Japan-only items on the way

Animal Crossing: New Leaf was a major hit on 3DS when it arrived in the West in 2013, selling millions of copies and becoming a mainstay for light-hearted chatter on social networks. Its blend of repetition, daily chores and cute whimsy made is a mainstay on a number of systems for weeks, months and -...

Video: Nintendo Opts For Creepy and Mysterious Commercials to Promote The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Nintendo Opts For Creepy and Mysterious Commercials to Promote The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

It's unlike any other Zelda title

Update: Nintendo UK has also uploaded a longer video that shows off the title in more details, you can see this below: Original Article: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, rather like its predecessor Ocarina of Time 3D, has an opportunity to reach an entirely new audience on 3DS. That's particularly...

News: Sega's Digital Restructure Means 300 Staff Will Be Offered Voluntary Retirement

Sega's Digital Restructure Means 300 Staff Will Be Offered Voluntary Retirement

Aiming to "improve the business efficiency of the Group"

Sega will offer 300 of its global staff voluntary retirement in an effort to drive profits and restructure the company around smartphone and online PC games. Although Sega of America's release schedule will be unaffected, it will lose around 120 staff between 9th February and the end of...

News: Junichi Masuda Discusses Where Hoenn Got its Name and What the Region Means to Him

Junichi Masuda Discusses Where Hoenn Got its Name and What the Region Means to Him

No, there's not too much water

With the recent release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, there's been plenty of attention surrounding the third generation of Pokémon games. Ruby and Sapphire introduced many new things to the franchise, such as weather, abilities, natures, double battles, a deeper IV system and a heavily overhauled PC; as...

News: Dolphin Up Splashes Onto The North American Wii U eShop February 5th

Dolphin Up Splashes Onto The North American Wii U eShop February 5th

From the sea to the skies

Dolphin Up was expected to wash up on the Wii U eShop last year, and in the end, never arrived. After being lost at sea for several months, the title’s publisher, Rawkins Games, has now revealed Dolphin Up will be released in North America next month, on 5th February. As originally reported, Dolphin Up for Wii U is a...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X is so Sizeable That It Almost Needed More Than One Disc

Xenoblade Chronicles X is so Sizeable That It Almost Needed More Than One Disc

Not far off 25GB, then

With the release of Xenoblade Chronicles X just a few months away in Japan, the official social network accounts for the game are revealing more details; an interesting update now relates to the file size of the game. Other recent details have highlighted the sheer size of the game world, which has a non-linear approach and...

Video: You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy

You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy

Yes, you really do

Metroid Prime Trilogy is finally here - no longer will you need to trawl eBay for highly priced retail copies, because now you can play three amazing games, in one package, for a much more affordable price. Until 5th February the price is downright outrageous, a promotional cost of $9.99 / €9.99 / £8.99; that's for one of the...

News: The Hyrule Warriors Majora's Mask Pack DLC is Live in Europe, and Looks Glorious

The Hyrule Warriors Majora's Mask Pack DLC is Live in Europe, and Looks Glorious

Oh the feels

We've been told, by some, that the term 'fan service' can have a negative meaning. Well, we beg to differ, and the Majora's Mask Pack in Hyrule Warriors is unrepentant, in-your-face fan service - and we love it. Out today in Europe and Japan - it'll be in next week's Download Update for North America - is that very pack, along with an...

News: Week Three of the eShop Throwback Sale Goes Live in North America

Week Three of the eShop Throwback Sale Goes Live in North America

Metroid Prime Trilogy, Mario Kart 8, Mario Golf: World Tour and more

In a move poised to please Metroid fans and ruin bidding wars for some, Nintendo has graciously released the Metroid Prime Trilogy on the Wii U eShop. Spearheading the third week of the North American "Throwback Sale," the beloved trilogy is available for a whopping 50% off its...