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E3 2014: Mario Maker Officially Announced for Wii U, Coming 2015

Mario Maker Officially Announced for Wii U, Coming 2015

Let'sa build whole new stages!

It appeared in a grainy, slightly dodgy looking photo earlier this week, but it turns out that the rumours were true after all; Mario Maker has been announced for Wii U and will be arriving on the system next year. Similar in concept to popular PlayStation series LittleBigPlanet, Mario Maker enables players to build...

E3 2014: Bayonetta 2 Comes With The Original Game, As Well As Link And Samus Costumes

Bayonetta 2 Comes With The Original Game, As Well As Link And Samus Costumes

Launching October

Remember Bayonetta 2? It was shown off at last year's E3, but still isn't out yet. However, Nintendo and Platinum Games have made the wait a little more bearable by confirming that it will come bundled with the original title — which first released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 — as well as Link and Samus costumes to unlock in the...

E3 2014: Monolith's X Becomes Xenoblade Chronicles X, Locked In For 2015 Release

Monolith's X Becomes Xenoblade Chronicles X, Locked In For 2015 Release

Space battles, massive robots, what's not to like?

X has a new name: Xenoblade Chronicles X. The new title was confirmed during today's E3 Digital Event, along with fresh footage which shows epic space battles and massive mechs. Aside from the new title, Nintendo confirmed that the game will be coming in 2015, crushing hopes of a western release...

E3 2014: Wii U Legend Of Zelda Revealed, Confirmed For 2015 Release

Wii U Legend Of Zelda Revealed, Confirmed For 2015 Release

Open world Zelda shown off at E3

Nintendo has shown the first footage of The Legend of Zelda title for the Wii U during its E3 Digital Event. The game boasts a massive open world, a cel-shaded art style and what appears to be some particularly dynamic combat — but no title as yet. The only other confirmed info is that the game is due for release...

E3 2014: Yoshi's Woolly World Details Revealed During Nintendo Digital Event

Yoshi's Woolly World Details Revealed During Nintendo Digital Event

Nintendo pulls the wool over your eyes in the most beautiful way

New details, gameplay footage and even a new title for previously announced Wii U title Yarn Yoshi - now known as Yoshi's Woolly World. The new title sports a beautiful woollen aesthetic, one which — dare we say — looks almost lifelike in terms of textures. The gameplay itself is...

E3 2014: Nintendo Reveals Project Guard GamePad Tower Defence Concept

Nintendo Reveals Project Guard GamePad Tower Defence Concept

Classed only as "experimental" by Miyamoto

A new GamePad-centric prototype game, Project Guard, has inadvertently been revealed by TIME, after it – ironically enough – published an exclusive interview with Shigeru Miyamoto ahead of time. The article has since been pulled, however, we were able to discover a few titbits about the experimental...

E3 2014: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Star Fox for Wii U

Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Star Fox for Wii U

"It’s been maybe 6 to 10 months that we’ve been experimenting with it"

In a shock reveal less than two hours before Nintendo's Digital Event, Time has published — and it seems is attempting to pull down — an interview and hands-on time with a new Star Fox title for Wii U. One of the most demanded franchises is actually coming to Wii U, but...

News: Super Mario Bros. 2 Stage for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Will Feature Plenty of Coins

Super Mario Bros. 2 Stage for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Will Feature Plenty of Coins

Presents a golden opportunity to fight

Nintendo's E3 digital event is only hours away, and while we're bound to receive plenty of juicy new information about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for Wii U and 3DS, it hasn't stopped Sakurai from posting a couple of new screenshots to Miiverse. Today's post reveals further details about the Golden...

Talking Point: What We Expect From Nintendo at E3 2014

What We Expect From Nintendo at E3 2014

Hype train incoming

The Nintendo Digital Event is just hours away, which means forged MK8 DLC images and many more besides that we've ignored will be consigned to another year of irrelevance. Nintendo will lay out its major projects for the remainder of 2014 and, we suspect, one or two of the biggest titles of 2015. With its current gen rivals in a...

News: Japanese Airline Offering Limited Time Pokémon-Themed Travel Deals

Japanese Airline Offering Limited Time Pokémon-Themed Travel Deals

Fly with Pikachu and friends this summer!

All Nippon Airway’s 2014 summer travel campaign is currently inviting Pokémon fanatics and their families to join Pikachu and company on a “one-of-a-kind” journey. Trainers who fly from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport between July 17th and August 3rd — or Okinawa’s...

News: Slew of Capcom Titles Announced for North American and European Virtual Consoles

Slew of Capcom Titles Announced for North American and European Virtual Consoles

Including Demon's Crest and loads of Mega Man

Capcom lifted the floodgates on its Virtual Console lineup through its Unity blog today, announcing 18 retro titles on their way to North America and/or Europe by the end of the year. A few titles anticipated for later release were also revealed. Mega Man makes up the metal bulk of the coming games...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirmed for Day One Appearance on Nintendo Treehouse Live Broadcast

Shigeru Miyamoto Confirmed for Day One Appearance on Nintendo Treehouse Live Broadcast

Satoru Iwata thanks all for well wishes

It had previously been announced that Shigeru Miyamoto would be making an appearance on the rolling Treehouse broadcast that'll be taking place throughout E3. It's set to be a largely unscripted aspect of Nintendo's presence over the three days, though we have been given a rough idea of when Miyamoto-san will...

Feature: Our Hopes and Dreams for E3 2014

Our Hopes and Dreams for E3 2014

Let's be optimists

With E3 mania well and truly underway, it's time to get some predictions out of our systems. We'll be pulling together a 'realistic' set of expectations before the main event, but in this article three members of our team based in HQ share what they want to see from Nintendo this year. Some of these hopes are realistic, others...