Latest News

News: The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye With 'Female Link'

The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye With 'Female Link'

Looks neat, too

While there's reasonable anticipation for Hyrule Warriors in the West, it's a title that's been given a particularly big push in Japan, where the Dynasty Warriors franchise is a mainstay of the market. There are multiple editions and extras, one of which is a rather attractive artbook for the title — this will also be available in...

News: The Pokémon Company Unleashes Hype Video for World Championships in Washington, D.C.

The Pokémon Company Unleashes Hype Video for World Championships in Washington, D.C.

Catch 'em all right here this weekend with live streaming and coverage!

After grueling national tournaments across the globe, more than 500 players from over 30 countries will convene at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. this weekend for the Pokémon World Championships, competing in both Pokémon X & Y and the...

News: Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack Poses a Fresh Challenge to Consoles

Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack Poses a Fresh Challenge to Consoles

Nintendo must fight to retain its important role in the series

Skylanders Trap Team is the latest entry in the hugely popular series, published by Activision, with its arrival and new toy range expected to bring major sales to retailers. The title is coming to Wii U, Wii and 3DS, along with multiple other platforms, and the Wii in particular has...

News: Nintendo Unleashes An Awesome Trailer Showing Off Upcoming Wii U Exclusives

Nintendo Unleashes An Awesome Trailer Showing Off Upcoming Wii U Exclusives

The Time Is Now

There's quite a lot of hype around Gamescom right now, with Microsoft and Sony in the process of presenting or preparing E3-style briefings for the event in Cologne. Nintendo, as is always the case with this event, is simply attending with a booth, yet has taken the opportunity today to release a slick new trailer — almost eight...

News: Amida's Path Brings Interesting Combat Mechanics to DSiWare Later this Week

Amida's Path Brings Interesting Combat Mechanics to DSiWare Later this Week

Write 400 lines

It seems the DSiWare format refuses to give up the ghost as yet another game is set to grace its gates later this week for North American DSi and 3DS owners. Amida's Path takes place 900 years ago in Kyoto, Japan. The city seems to be at peace until a menagerie of demons decides to wreak havoc upon its gentle citizens. You take...

News: Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino Leaked for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino Leaked for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

It's the official Korean Pokémon website's fault

As the November release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire gets ever closer, we can expect more leaks and reveals to keep us busy. It seems that today brings us an example of the former, with the official Korean Pokémon website inadvertently spilling the beans on Mega Slowbro and Mega...

News: The Console Wars Live On As Night Trap Remake Team Holds a Grudge Against Nintendo

The Console Wars Live On As Night Trap Remake Team Holds a Grudge Against Nintendo

"There's just too much bad blood between us and them"

We often talk about the Console Wars of the '90s — a term getting plenty of mentions courtesy of Blake J. Harris' Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation — as a relic of Nintendo and Sega's past rivalry. The current scene is very different, with Nintendo going...

News: The Namco Special Flag Will Boost Your Score in the New Super Smash Bros.

The Namco Special Flag Will Boost Your Score in the New Super Smash Bros.

Taking stock of the situation

In a bold move from the development team, Sakurai-san has revealed in his pic-of-the-day for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS that the elusive Namco Special Flag will have an unusual and potentially controversial effect on gameplay. If you're in a regular timed battle the flag will grant you an extra KO to add to...

News: Legendary Actor and Comedian Robin Williams Has Died at 63

Legendary Actor and Comedian Robin Williams Has Died at 63

A strong proponent for fun and children

Robin Williams was found dead in his home in Tiburon, California shortly before noon Monday morning. According to a release from the Marin County Sheriff's Office, the suspected cause of death is suicide, although the investigation is ongoing at the time of this post. Williams is undoubtedly most well known...

Video: Japanese Wii U Owner Gives a Handy Demonstration of SUICA NFC Payments on eShop

Japanese Wii U Owner Gives a Handy Demonstration of SUICA NFC Payments on eShop

We'll excuse the dodgy music overlap...

After a fairly lengthy period in the works, Nintendo implemented NFC SUICA card payments on the Wii U eShop in Japan, launching the service on 22nd July. The basic idea is that a typical swipe card used for public transport in the country, as an example, can also be utilised for applying funds to an eShop...

News: Amazon Opens Pre-Orders For Super Smash Bros. GameCube Adapter and Controller Bundle

Amazon Opens Pre-Orders For Super Smash Bros. GameCube Adapter and Controller Bundle

$100 if you're all in

Those eager to pick up Super Smash Bros. for Wii U have no doubt been spending plenty of time scouring listings and some pre-order packages popping up at some online stores, yet now Amazon US has placed its sizeable and particularly valuable hat in the ring. Amazon listing a pre-order does, in a sense, bring some legitimacy to...

News: The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actually, There's Plenty to Play on Wii U

The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actually, There's Plenty to Play on Wii U

Backward compatibility adds to a solid Wii U library

While it's easy to point out the range of multi-platform games not available on Wii U, it's equally simple to point to a reasonably-sized range of exclusives and download games that make the system a unique and fun option. That's only going to improve once September kicks off with Hyrule Warriors,...

News: Zen Studios States That Wii U Pinball News is "Coming Soon"

Zen Studios States That Wii U Pinball News is "Coming Soon"

Tells us it remains "committed to supporting players on Wii U"

Last week we were pointed to the Zen Studios forums, in which a few disgruntled gamers voiced unhappiness at a perceived falling away of support for Wii U, especially with a succession of pinball releases and DLC initially skipping Nintendo's system. An administrator on the thread stated...

News: Goodbye Galaxy Games Reveals First Teaser Image of Wii U FPS

Goodbye Galaxy Games Reveals First Teaser Image of Wii U FPS

Tappingo soundtrack now available for free

Earlier this year we spoke to Hugo Smits, the man behind Goodbye Galaxy Games, to talk a little about the upcoming Tappingo 2. A surprising detail was that, when asked about other projects in the works, the answer was an "FPS with guns and blood" for the Wii U. The developer has now sent us a teaser image...

Weirdness: A Resident Evil TV Show Has Been Proposed

A Resident Evil TV Show Has Been Proposed

Hey, it might be better than the films

Capcom has had quite the history with its Resident Evil franchise. Many people have fond memories of the early games, and when Resident Evil 4 appeared on the GameCube it threw everyone a curveball with its inventive new features. Recent additions have not been as well received, and the less said about the...