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Video: Shaun White and Shaquille O'Neal Appear in Latest Tomodachi Life Commercial

Shaun White and Shaquille O'Neal Appear in Latest Tomodachi Life Commercial

They're hungry, too

Ahead of its surprisingly close 6th June release date, Nintendo's keeping up efforts to show 2DS / 3DS owners the charms of Tomodachi Life, with the latest trailer introducing another two celebrity Mii characters that'll be promoted along with the game. This time around we have legendary basketball player and mascot of awful...

News: Check Out This Incredible Valve / Super Smash Bros. Melee Mash-Up

Check Out This Incredible Valve / Super Smash Bros. Melee Mash-Up

The right game in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world

Although Nintendo and Valve have never worked together, the two companies actually share quite a lot in common. For starters, they've both produced some of the most critically acclaimed and best loved video game franchises in history. While a joint collaboration between the...

News: 3DS Tops Japanese Hardware Chart as Wii U Secures Home Console Crown

3DS Tops Japanese Hardware Chart as Wii U Secures Home Console Crown

Put away the champagne, the numbers are still low

It's time for the weekly Japanese Media Create results, and they bring a couple of notable headlines this week. We see a boost for Wii U ahead of the 29th May launch — it's a day earlier in Japan — of Mario Kart 8, while Level-5's latest success story keeps on going. The software charts see...

Weirdness: When PR Stunts Go Wrong - Watch Dogs

When PR Stunts Go Wrong - Watch Dogs

Anonymous package caused office evacuation and bomb disposal call

Wii U owners may not be able to play Watch Dogs this week, but that doesn't mean Nintendo gamers shouldn't follow Ubisoft's release with some interest — it is apparently still coming to Nintendo's system this year, remember. We can also get a laugh from bonkers PR moves that have...

Mario Kart Month: A Brief History Of Mario Kart Item Evolution: Mighty Mushroom

A Brief History Of Mario Kart Item Evolution: Mighty Mushroom

There’s a shroom for every occasion

You wouldn’t normally associate a mushroom with speed, but just look at Toad with his white and red polka dot head – he’s always zipping about. Clearly he’s got a need for speed after excessive use of the mighty mushroom out on the track. Actually, it’s hard to imagine what’s even under that...

News: Pullblox World Puzzling Its Way to Europe on 19th June, Includes Cross-Platform Support

Pullblox World Puzzling Its Way to Europe on 19th June, Includes Cross-Platform Support

Price promotion also announced

In recent hours we told you about a Pullblox / Fallblox sequel confirmed for Wii U in Japan, and now Nintendo of Europe has wasted no time confirming the title for its region, while also unveiling a host of enticing details — it'll arrive on 19th June, just like in Japan, for starters. It will be called Pullblox...

News: Zelda Williams Will Be at E3 2014 "Doing Something Extra Special"

Zelda Williams Will Be at E3 2014 "Doing Something Extra Special"

You know what that means...

Zelda Williams took to Twitter to report that she will be participating in E3 2014 this year "doing something extra special." Nintendo fans know that Zelda Williams, the daughter of famous actor Robin Williams, participated in the Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary with some commercials for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of...

News: Pullblox/Fallblox Sequel Coming to Wii U eShop in Japan on 19th June

Pullblox/Fallblox Sequel Coming to Wii U eShop in Japan on 19th June

Right outta nowhere

According to a newly found addition to Nintendo of Japan's official website, a Wii U sequel to the Intelligent Systems-developed Pullblox (known as Pushmo in North America) and Fallblox (known as Crashmo in North America) translated as Pushmo/Pullblox World is coming to Japan on 19th June this year. The site is in Japanese, so...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off Photos With Mario in New Trailer

Nintendo Shows Off Photos With Mario in New Trailer

Have a Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel video, as a bonus

Earlier this week we told you about the launch of the official Photos With Mario website, with some tongue-in-cheek comments about Nintendo of America finally remembering that it had released the download in the US. The rather nice web page has demonstration videos, attractive design and details...

News: Spiffy Mario Kart 8 T-Shirts Arriving 29th May on Club Nintendo Japan

Spiffy Mario Kart 8 T-Shirts Arriving 29th May on Club Nintendo Japan

Get ready to be jealous

A special edition Mario Kart 8 T-shirt will be making its way to Club Nintendo Japan alongside the game on 29th May. The shirts will cost 600 points and, as you can see, feature nifty silhouettes of twelve playable characters on the front and a small tire graphic on the back. They come in both medium and large sizes and are...

Video: These Mario Kart 8 Players Are Getting Rather Immersed in the Experience

These Mario Kart 8 Players Are Getting Rather Immersed in the Experience

Two fresh commercials emerge

Nintendo has released quite a variety of commercials so far for Mario Kart 8, ranging from straight-up gameplay sequences to a quirky series that recreated items and features in a fictional real-world wacky lab. Two fresh commercials go for a mix of both ideas, while also showing off the game's local multiplayer selling...

Poll: A Tale of Two Blockbusters as Mario Kart 8 and Watch Dogs Arrive This Week

A Tale of Two Blockbusters as Mario Kart 8 and Watch Dogs Arrive This Week

How will you spend your cash?

A gaming year is often summed up by crowded, high-profile release windows, typically in November as Holiday shopping and Black Friday insanity sweep stores in multiple territories. While this week isn't quite on that scale, it does see the rather brilliant Mario Kart 8 on Wii U go up against Watch Dogs on, well,...

News: Nintendo Japan Announces Plans for YouTube Affiliate Program

Nintendo Japan Announces Plans for YouTube Affiliate Program

Nintendo provides a statement

Update: Nintendo has provided us with the following statement, largely reiterating what's been suggested in Nintendo Japan's tweets. Nintendo has been permitting the use of Nintendo copyrighted material in videos on YouTube under appropriate circumstances. Advertisements may accompany those videos, and in keeping...

News: Best Buy's 'Smash-Fest' Venues, Perks and Demo Details Confirmed

Best Buy's 'Smash-Fest' Venues, Perks and Demo Details Confirmed

Free gold coin and $5 voucher for early event pre-orders

Nintendo's all set for a relatively busy E3 in a couple of week's time, gearing up with a 'Digital Event', live Super Smash Bros. Invitational show, live streaming and demonstrations from the Treehouse team throughout the show and, of course, demo units at Best Buy stores around the U.S. The...