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News: Reggie Fils-Aime Confirmed for The Game Awards as Gerudo Valley Music Remix Arrives

Reggie Fils-Aime Confirmed for The Game Awards as Gerudo Valley Music Remix Arrives

Get out the glow sticks

The Game Awards are almost upon us, and there's renewed confirmation and confidence that Nintendo will feature in the show, hopefully with a bang. For starters a new trailer for the event confirms that Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime will appear, just as he did in the 2014 show. He'd long been confirmed as a...

News: Mahi Mahi Resort Map Arrives in Splatoon on 3rd December

Mahi Mahi Resort Map Arrives in Splatoon on 3rd December

Or early hours 4th December in Europe

As is the norm, the Nintendo Treehouse has used one of its live events to make a neat announcement, in this case related to Splatoon. During the Splatournament it was confirmed that the Mahi Mahi Resort map will arrive in the game at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern in North American on 3rd December, which is 2am UK /...

Video: Build the Buzz for Xenoblade Chronicles X With This Extended Launch Trailer

Build the Buzz for Xenoblade Chronicles X With This Extended Launch Trailer

See the world, meet the cast

Xenoblade Chronicles X is nearly here, and pretty much all that can be said has been shared already. For our part we love it, and it's also a nice technical showcase for the Wii U. Basically, there's plenty of buzz telling Wii U owners that they should be considering it. It's an enormous adventure, of course, and the...

Live: Catch All The Splatoon Action From the Nintendo Treehouse Splatournament

Catch All The Splatoon Action From the Nintendo Treehouse Splatournament

Kids and squids back in the limelight

In the November Nintendo Direct it was confirmed that Treehouse team members will be going head-to-head in Splatoon's various modes - there'll be Turf War, Tower Control, Splatzones and Rainmaker rounds to decide the winners. Join us as we ink in the details and see Bill Trinen and company battle it out...

Hardware Review: 8bitdo SNES30 And SFC30 Bluetooth Controllers

8bitdo SNES30 And SFC30 Bluetooth Controllers

Clones 25 years in the making

Chinese firm 8bitdo is on a roll when it comes to making Bluetooth controllers which look and feel like classic Nintendo pads. We've already had the NES30 and the FC30 Pro - the former taking inspiration from the classic 8-bit console and the latter sporting design cues lifted from the Japanese edition of the NES, the...

News: Monster Hunter X (Cross) Storms to Japanese Chart Lead and Boosts New 3DS Sales

Monster Hunter X (Cross) Storms to Japanese Chart Lead and Boosts New 3DS Sales

Nearly 1.5 million sales in two days

It's that time again for Media Create chart results from Japan, and this week's numbers have an air of predictability about them; that's good news for both Nintendo and Capcom. The launch of Monster Hunter X (Cross) has brought nearly 1.5 million sales for the title - with Famitsu having a number slightly above...

News: FAST Racing NEO Release Date and Pricing Speed Into View

FAST Racing NEO Release Date and Pricing Speed Into View

Start your engines

It's an eagerly anticipated Wii U eShop exclusive, and now Shin'en Multimedia has finally confirmed the launch details for FAST Racing NEO; the good news is that we'll be on the grid soon. It will arrive in North America and Europe on 10th December, and even better it'll be at a rather reasonable €14.99 / $14.99 / £10.99...

News: You'll Now Be Able To Play Mini-Games During Loading Times

You'll Now Be Able To Play Mini-Games During Loading Times

Bandai Namco's "Ridge Racer" patent has expired

Once upon a time, consoles were sold on the fact that they loaded software instantly without the waiting times associated with formats that used tapes, floppies or sluggish CD drives, but these days that distinction has all but vanished, with some next-gen releases making players stare at...

News: The Yo-Kai Watch Franchise Has Now Shipped Over 10 Million Copies

The Yo-Kai Watch Franchise Has Now Shipped Over 10 Million Copies

Will it take off outside Japan?

Yo-Kai Watch from Level-5 is a series that, despite having its own identity and style, undoubted has its eyes fixed on Pokémon. A hit that originally took off when the anime series gained viewership - game sales spiked once the TV show got into its stride in Japan - it's been relentlessly expanded. In Japan there are...

News: Festive 3DS HOME Themes Start to Roll Out in Japan

Festive 3DS HOME Themes Start to Roll Out in Japan

Ho ho ho

The Holiday season is upon us, which is rather jolly indeed. No, that's not cynicism, but actually sincere - it's a time of year when we can spend more time with family and friends, and either go all in with gift buying and giving or simply hand over the gift of our precious time. Don't offer 'time' to all loved ones, though, they might...

Video: Three Minute Showcase Demonstrates Action and Looting in Wii U Exclusive Lost Reavers

Three Minute Showcase Demonstrates Action and Looting in Wii U Exclusive Lost Reavers

Or Project Treasure, as you may know it

When Bandai Namco confirmed Project Treasure as a free-to-start Wii U eShop exclusive at the start of 2015, it raised eyebrows and some hopes. Four-player co-op action games are relatively common, but a free-to-play entry in the genre on Wii U is certainly a unique proposition. Now called Lost Reavers it's...

News: Black Friday Sales Bring Little Joy for Nintendo in the UK

Black Friday Sales Bring Little Joy for Nintendo in the UK

Three titles in the top 40, with PS4 and Xbox One dominant

The UK chart results have taken a little longer to come out this week as Black Friday numbers have been brought together, and the final results aren't brilliant for Nintendo. In a brief hardware mention Chart-Track states that hardware sales were up compared to the previous year, and that...

News: Circle Entertainment Claims That Nintendo of America Only Allows Up to Four Themes Per 3DS Game

Circle Entertainment Claims That Nintendo of America Only Allows Up to Four Themes Per 3DS Game

Maybe an attempt to promote variety?

Though most updates to the 3DS just make the device even more stable than before, there have been rare occasions where new, major features were added, such as the introduction of Miiverse to the platform. Another major improvement was the addition of home screen themes, providing gamers with a way to customize...

Random: The Super Mario Bros. Ground Theme Has Actual Lyrics

The Super Mario Bros. Ground Theme Has Actual Lyrics

You don't have to just hum it anymore!

Super Mario Bros. was a trailblazer for video games in numerous ways, one of which was the iconic soundtrack that backed the whole game. Particularly, the original "World 1-1" theme has passed on into legend at this point; arguably one of the most recognizable tunes in gaming and one that has been remixed...

Feature: There and Back Again - A Xenoblade Tale

There and Back Again - A Xenoblade Tale

How Monolith Soft’s Magnum Opus brought Gonçalo Lopes back to JRPGs

In this article Gonçalo Lopes, better known to many as music composer and arranger Shiryu, talks about the lasting impact that Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii has had on his gaming life. Being a European PAL gamer in the early '90s was pretty cool. Yet being a well-informed...

Gallery: Pretend to Make Your Devices Faster With Some FAST Racing NEO Wallpapers

Pretend to Make Your Devices Faster With Some FAST Racing NEO Wallpapers

'Big news' teased for 2nd December

FAST Racing NEO is heading to the Wii U eShop in December and certainly has the potential to be one of the download highlights of the year. While we await the final release date, however, we have some pretty wallpapers that we can add to our desktops to keep us going. You can see them below (click to enlarge), but...

Music: Metal Gear Solid And Etrian Odyssey Composers Launch Snooze-Worthy Secret Of Mana Album

Metal Gear Solid And Etrian Odyssey Composers Launch Snooze-Worthy Secret Of Mana Album

Lullabies to paralyze, in a good way

Update: We'd just like to clarify that AYAKI was a piano performer on Etrian Odyssey and PersonaQ, and not the composer, as we originally indicated. Original story: The soundtrack to SNES RPG Secret of Mana is regarded as one of the finest of the 16-bit era, with Hiroki Kikuta's soothing compositions matching...

News: Digital Foundry Gives Xenoblade Chronicles X a Thumbs Up

Digital Foundry Gives Xenoblade Chronicles X a Thumbs Up

"Gives us hope for the upcoming Zelda title on Wii U"

Xenoblade Chronicles X arrives this week in the West, and we've already said in a number of words why you should strongly consider it, awarding a 9/10 in our review. Planet Mira is a fantastic setting, and beyond that Monolith Soft has taken a number of its ideas and mechanics from Xenoblade...

News: Triple Power Coming to Super Mario Maker With Paper Mario Costume

Triple Power Coming to Super Mario Maker With Paper Mario Costume

Created by the Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam team

Super Mario Maker is the platformer with endless content, naturally, though the batch of 'Event Courses' developed by Nintendo and its chums continue to add some nice little treats. A number of these add Mystery Mushroom costumes, some that are quirkier than others; we've have totem Links to celebrate The...