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News: Capcom Outlines Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Localisation Challenges

Capcom Outlines Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Localisation Challenges

Speeding up the tutorial

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is on the way soon, giving the iconic Capcom franchise another major opportunity to take off in the West. Though it's a sales phenomenon in Japan, it's struggled to create the same level of success elsewhere in the world. Will Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate change that? Time will tell, but with an...

News: YouTube Update Spruces Up Wii U App

YouTube Update Spruces Up Wii U App

Scientifically proven to be one million times better (not really)

It's easy to forget that the Wii U has a decent range of entertainment apps to enjoy, and one of the most prominent has now had a facelift in an update. The change is to YouTube, with a slightly new look and - it seems to us - quicker performance. In terms of aesthetic changes,...

News: Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 14th January, With Focus on Spring Releases

Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 14th January, With Focus on Spring Releases

Getting 2015 truly started

As 2015 begins to kick into gear Nintendo seems intent on starting with a bang. While we had to wait until mid-February for the first Nintendo Direct broadcast last year, the company has now confirmed a new broadcast for 14th January. It's not been given a specific title - which suggests one of those packed general...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Prices Pop Up in Italy, and They're Not Bad

New Nintendo 3DS Prices Pop Up in Italy, and They're Not Bad

Pretty similar prices to current models

Now that the whole New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Promotion in Europe is drawing to an end, it's time to move on from topics such as who's been picked by Club Nintendo, what makes Europe so special and what the flip Nintendo of America was up to when it all went down. Those topics are so ten minutes ago, and now...

Reminder: Club Nintendo New 3DS Ambassador Promotion Final Invites Sent, Deadline at Midnight

Club Nintendo New 3DS Ambassador Promotion Final Invites Sent, Deadline at Midnight

Emails are arriving

The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador programme has generated a lot of buzz in Europe, with more Club Nintendo members gradually receiving invites as the promotion deadline has loomed. The opportunity to order the special bundle and have early access to the hardware has been tough for many to ignore. Of course, a good number of loyal...

Weirdness: This Interpretation of Super Smash Bros. 'Lore' Takes a Serious Turn

This Interpretation of Super Smash Bros. 'Lore' Takes a Serious Turn

A tale of growing up and being trapped by fate, or something...

Gaming is a funny hobby, in which the most dedicated can find meaning in the most simplistic and light-hearted of concepts. That's not a bad thing, just a reflection of how much fans really love their favourite franchises and games. The latest video from hugely popular YouTube channel...

Guide: Collecting All the Gems in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Episode 3

Collecting All the Gems in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Episode 3

Episode 3: Return of the Toad

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is now available in North America and Europe, adding another excellent title to the Wii U library. In this game the goal for Captain Toad and Toadette isn't simply nabbing the star at the end of each stage, but also picking up three gems hidden throughout each level. These become vital in...

News: Bidding Hits $100,000 on Uber-Rare NES Game, Stadium Events

Bidding Hits $100,000 on Uber-Rare NES Game, Stadium Events

Nintendo are welcome to bid on it if they want it!

We reported a few days ago that a user-rare copy of Stadium Events on the NES had been listed on eBay. While this isn't the most accomplished 8-bit game of all time, it is one of the rarest with a low production run - which was subsequently recalled as it was then rebranded. Only two sealed copies...

News: Awesome Games Done Quick Raises Over $1.5 Million for Charity

Awesome Games Done Quick Raises Over $1.5 Million for Charity

Nearly 30,000 donors

Awesome Games Done Quick is a bi-annual week-long event that's rapidly established itself as a highlight within the speedrun community. The most skilful players from around the world gather to tackle records, all while raising impressive amounts of money. The fundraising target for last week's festivities was $1 million, all...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Holds Top 20 Position in UK Charts as Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Slides

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Holds Top 20 Position in UK Charts as Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Slides

The captain and Toadette cling on in 40th place

In the coming days and weeks we'll learn a lot more about Nintendo's sales and performance over the Holiday period, and while there's optimism in some territories the UK charts continue to suggest that the company is struggling in the country. Whether the UK market will be highlighted as a problem area...

Weirdness: Totaka's Song Appears to Have Been Found in Mario Kart 8

Totaka's Song Appears to Have Been Found in Mario Kart 8

Listen carefully

Kazumi Totaka is one of Nintendo's most experienced and talented composers and sound directors, yet that's probably not the reason that many recognise his name. He's better know for Totaka's Song, a simple melody that has been hidden within a whole load of Nintendo games. The first appearance seems to have been in X on Game Boy,...

Nintendo Download: 15th January (Europe)

15th January (Europe)

Axelay, 3D After Burner II, Demon's Quest and much more

It's another Monday morning, but we won't let that get us down as we have the European Nintendo Download Update to cheer us up. There are new titles to enjoy across Wii U and 3DS, some classics on the Virtual Console and a whole load of tempting discounts. Let's get to it. Wii U eShop: Family...

News: Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition Was The Result Of A Speculative Pitch From GungHo Online

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition Was The Result Of A Speculative Pitch From GungHo Online

3DS puzzle title will feature other famous Nintendo characters

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition was announced recently, and looks to combine the popular mobile (and later 3DS) puzzle franchise with Nintendo's most famous character. Speaking with 4Gamer, developer GungHo Online's Daisuke Yamamoto and Kazuki Morishita have revealed that the...

News: The Bomber's Notebook Will Be Revamped in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

The Bomber's Notebook Will Be Revamped in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Eiji Aonuma wants you "to enjoy that special sense of achievement"

With its release due relatively soon, we can hopefully expect a lot of information from Nintendo regarding The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D in the coming weeks. Perhaps the big N will give us that Nintendo Direct we all want with a whole load of reveals and details, but in the...

Interview: Grendel Games Discusses Underground's Blend of Entertainment and Medical Training

Grendel Games Discusses Underground's Blend of Entertainment and Medical Training

No need to provide surgery afterwards

Grendel Games is responsible for one of the most intriguing titles to arrive on Wii U in the early weeks of 2015; it's available in Europe and arrived in North American soon. Underground was originally conceived as an entertaining tool to assist surgeons with their laparoscopic surgery motor skills - or key-hole...

Guide: Collecting All the Gems in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Episode 2

Collecting All the Gems in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Episode 2

Episode 2: Wingo Strikes Back

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is now available in North America and Europe, adding another excellent title to the Wii U library. In this game the goal for Captain Toad and Toadette isn't simply nabbing the star at the end of each stage, but also picking up three gems hidden throughout each level. These become vital in...

News: Fresh Batch of New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Emails Looks Set for Monday 12th January

Fresh Batch of New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Emails Looks Set for Monday 12th January

One final opportunity

Just recently we reported that, through emails or simply trying their luck, more European Club Nintendo members were suddenly getting access to the New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador programme. It was hard to discern whether it was an intentional expansion of the scheme or the case that some accounts were simply receiving delayed...

News: Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Options for Nintendo

Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Options for Nintendo

Scalability and integration are the buzzwords

Although the next generation of hardware from Nintendo is unlikely to arrive before late 2016 at the earliest, we expect 2015 to be full of speculation and discussion - rational and otherwise - about what's next. The arrival of the New Nintendo 3DS, for example, arguably sets us up for the portable's...