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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...

News: You Can Now Register For A New Nintendo Account In Japan

You Can Now Register For A New Nintendo Account In Japan

It's happening!

With the Club Nintendo service finally shutting down this year, fans have been waiting expectantly for Nintendo's new account system. The company revealed the snappy title of Nintendo Account in October, and explained that the system will use cloud storage to exchange data between platforms. It was also revealed that accounts will be...

News: We'll Be Seeing More Of Level-5's 3DS Title The Snack World This Month

We'll Be Seeing More Of Level-5's 3DS Title The Snack World This Month

Anime will debut alongside Yo-Kai Watch the Movie 2 in Japan

At its media event this year, Level-5 lifted the lid on its latest cross-media extravaganza, The Snack World. The property is hitting a wide range of sectors - including smartphones, TV, comics and toys - but Nintendo fans will be interested to learn that it's coming to the 3DS as well...

News: Here's How the Nintendo Treehouse 'Splatournament' Will Go Down

Here's How the Nintendo Treehouse 'Splatournament' Will Go Down

May the best squids win

In the recent Nintendo Direct, it was announced that there would be a Nintendo Treehouse Splatoon tournament with teams of Treehouse staff battling each other for glorious victory. Fresh details were recently revealed surrounding the anticipated competition, and it looks like it'll cover all the bases. The event will take...

News: A Major Pokkén Tournament Announcement is Coming on 10th December

A Major Pokkén Tournament Announcement is Coming on 10th December

A new fighter and new support character are inbound

Pokkén Tournament is really beginning to drum up some hype, now that it's been officially confirmed to be coming West. The Tekken-inspired Pokémon fighting game certainly appears to be blast; with vibrant visuals and fast-paced, dynamic action, it's certainly a game that Pokéfans will happily...

News: Monster Hunter X Has Outsold Monster Hunter 4G on the Japanese 3DS eShop

Monster Hunter X Has Outsold Monster Hunter 4G on the Japanese 3DS eShop

In just three days

As some of you may be aware, Monster Hunter X just launched in Japan only a few days ago. The follow up to last year's Monster Hunter 4G boasts a much more dynamic and fast paced combat system that should make most fights even more exciting and spectacular. While it's still not confirmed for the West, it's practically bound to...

Rumour: NX Set for 2016 Release With Nintendo Targeting 20 Million Shipped Units

NX Set for 2016 Release With Nintendo Targeting 20 Million Shipped Units

Suppliers apparently estimating 10-12 million units

Strap yourselves in, get that salt ready, it's another Nintendo NX rumour; this time it points to what we think - at this stage - is rather obvious. It suggests that the console is heading to us in 2016 - we've often thought and suggested a Holiday 2016 arrival would make the most sense in terms of...

News: Mario Kart 8 to Feature in Competitive TV Show on 5th December

Mario Kart 8 to Feature in Competitive TV Show on 5th December

Will be broadcast on the Disney big grin channel

Nintendo of America's marketing campaigns for the Holiday season take various forms, and one seems to be a partnership to promote one of the Wii U's biggest hits. This will be through "Clash of Karts: Mario Kart 8", a show that'll be broadcast on Disney XD this coming weekend. In essence it's going...

News: Music Producer Hardwell to Perform a Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Remix at The Game Awards

Music Producer Hardwell to Perform a Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Remix at The Game Awards

"There are similarities between dance music and video games"

The Game Awards are coming up this week, and in addition to world premieres - of which we're hoping there'll be some for Nintendo fans to enjoy - there'll be the actual giving of awards and some musical performances. Prior to now both CHVRCHES and deadmau5 have been confirmed, and now we...

Art: Halo Character Artist Gives Legend Of Zelda's Link A Realistic Makeover

Halo Character Artist Gives Legend Of Zelda's Link A Realistic Makeover

Zelda meets Skyrim?

The Legend of Zelda protagonist Link is one of gaming's most iconic heroes, but he's something of an enigma - an intentionally empty vessel for the player to inhabit instead of a fleshed-out character. Rather than being a negative thing, this has led to Link becoming one of the most drawn and imitated video game icons, with...

Video: Santa Is Ready For Insane Levels Of Monster Strike 3DS Demand In Japan

Santa Is Ready For Insane Levels Of Monster Strike 3DS Demand In Japan

Very asobemasu!

You might not have heard of it, but Monster Strike is one of Japan's biggest smartphone games, and pulls in daily revenues in excess of $4 million. Think Puzzle & Dragons, but even bigger. Co-created by former Konami and Capcom employee Yoshiki Okamoto (1942, Final Fight, Street Fighter II) and currently available on Android and...

News: The Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle Leads the Way in UK Cyber Monday Deals

The Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle Leads the Way in UK Cyber Monday Deals

Some decent game discounts, too

The shopping madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday ends soon to be replaced by the vagaries of Christmas shopping. Yep, it's all one big spending bonanza. The themed occasions like Cyber Monday can throw up some decent deals, however, and what started out as an article pointing out a tasty Wii U bundle discount in...

News: A Decent First-Person Avengers Game Could Have Graced the Wii U

A Decent First-Person Avengers Game Could Have Graced the Wii U

Instead we got Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth - boo...

It's only natural that a number of promising game projects bite the dust - sometimes an artistic vision doesn't come together, another idea is pursued or the money runs out. The latter apparently ended a cool-sounding project at THQ, a publisher that fell into financial problems and had to...

Nintendo Download: 3rd December (Europe)

3rd December (Europe)

Xenoblade Chronicles X! Mario & Luigi! Wii games! More!

Another week begins with the Nintendo Download Update for Europe, and this week we have two major retail releases across the Wii U and 3DS; beyond that we have three rather good Wii games available on the eShop, some free-to-play Pokémon and a range of discounts. Let's get to the details. Wii...

News: Shigesato Itoi on the Mother Series' Popularity, Denies Mother 4

Shigesato Itoi on the Mother Series' Popularity, Denies Mother 4

Apparently, making Mother 4 would be like running a marathon with no breath

The Mother series is perhaps most notable for breaking from JRPG tradition by telling a tale led by children in the modern day. The quirky humor present is an additional bonus, setting the whole experience in a rather bizarre and somewhat dry tone. At any rate, there are...

News: Lost Reavers Developers Reveal More Details About the Impending Release

Lost Reavers Developers Reveal More Details About the Impending Release

Passing the torch to the younger generation

Remember when Namco Bandai announced that free to play game, then called "Project Treasure"? It seems like not much information has been surrounding the release since, yet it's supposedly due out in winter. While there's still lots we don't know about the game (now called Lost Reavers), Famitsu recently...

News: This Limited Edition Luigi's Mansion Game Boy Horror Has Been Reanimated For A Good Cause

This Limited Edition Luigi's Mansion Game Boy Horror Has Been Reanimated For A Good Cause

"Hello...?"

If you're a fan of collectable custom hardware and like the idea of helping a worthy cause, then you might be interested in purchasing one of ten limited edition "Game Boy Horror" handhelds from 8-Bit Evolution - the same talented people who created the fantastic Smash Bros. N64 we featured a while back. Mimicking the handhe

News: Nintendo of Europe's eShop Cyber Deals End With a Bang on Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo of Europe's eShop Cyber Deals End With a Bang on Wii U and 3DS

Xenoblade! Kid Icarus! Bayonetta 2!

Nintendo of Europe has been running discounts on the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores over the weekend in its Cyber Deals promotion, throwing in retail releases with discounts of 40-50%. There have been some decent deals but, in our opinion, the final batch is the best yet. Xenoblade Chronicles is the cross-platform...

News: We Could See New Nintendo Stuff At The Game Awards 2015, As Well As A Tribute To Satoru Iwata

We Could See New Nintendo Stuff At The Game Awards 2015, As Well As A Tribute To Satoru Iwata

Producer Geoff Keighley does some teasing

The Game Awards 2015 takes place in a few days, and producer Geoff Keighley has been answering a few questions about the event via Periscope - and it would appear that the event could hold a few surprises for Nintendo fans. Keighley stated that NX won't be making an appearance at the show - hardly a shock,...

News: Wii U Named as "The Top Selling Item on Target.com" In Black Friday Sales

Wii U Named as "The Top Selling Item on Target.com" In Black Friday Sales

Bundle power

The 'Black Friday' craze is almost at an end, with the hectic shopping weekend finishing and 'cyber Monday' still to come. Nintendo will naturally have been hoping that its bundles and promotions will have boosted sales; the good news is that its deals seem to have had a bit of impact. In a press update issued earlier this weekend -...

Random: Check Out the Most Expensive Super Mario Watch in the World

Check Out the Most Expensive Super Mario Watch in the World

It only costs as much as a new car

As some of you watch connoisseurs may be aware, Romain Jerome is a fine watch manufacturer that develops wristwatches for rich people. After all, nothing says "I make way more money than you," like a handmade watch crafted from crocodile skin, parts of the original Apollo 11 space shuttle, ISS spacesuit fibres, and...