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News: Art Academy: Home Studio Heading to North America as Wii U eShop Exclusive

Art Academy: Home Studio Heading to North America as Wii U eShop Exclusive

$4 discount for SketchPad owners

It's been a while coming, but just recently we learned that Art Academy: Atelier is heading to Wii U in Europe on 26th June, this being the full home console retail entry in the series. It's now been confirmed in a Nintendo Direct Micro that'll it'll be called Art Academy: Home Studio in North America, and will...

News: LBX: Little Battlers eXperience Will Be Fighting It Out On 3DS This Year

LBX: Little Battlers eXperience Will Be Fighting It Out On 3DS This Year

Silly customisations ahoy!

Today's surprise Nintendo Direct Micro did more than just provide localisation details from the weekend's Japanese broadcast, but has confirmed another title on its way to the West. LBX: Little Battlers eXperience is hitting the 3DS in North America on 21st August this year, and is due in Europe in November. As the name...

News: Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash and Its amiibo Confirmed for North America and Europe

Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash and Its amiibo Confirmed for North America and Europe

Swinging onto 3DS

Over the weekend we saw a new Chibi-Robo announcement from Japan, including a rather cute amiibo. Pleasingly this is making its way around the world, with the title being given the name Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash in the West. The platformer looks set to be a retail release in North America, at least, as the amiibo (pictured above) will...

News: Bravely Second End Layer is Heading to the West in 2016

Bravely Second End Layer is Heading to the West in 2016

The wait begins

Bravely Second End Layer has proven to be a success in Japan, and considering the highly respectable sales of its predecessor in the West it's little surprise that it's now confirmed for localisation. The Square Enix-published RPG had recently been trademarked in Europe, so this isn't particularly surprising news. Both Nintendo of...

News: Nintendo World Championships Event Time Confirmed, With The Legend of Zelda NES Included in the Final

Nintendo World Championships Event Time Confirmed, With The Legend of Zelda NES Included in the Final

Pre-show broadcasts also promised

Following the past weekend's Nintendo World Championship's qualifiers, Nintendo of America has used its quirky Nintendo Direct Micro and subsequent details to flesh out the final event that's taking place in LA on 14th June. For starters, the big event will be at 3pm Pacific time on 14th June, which is 6pm Eastern...

News: Nintendo of America Unleashes a Nintendo Direct Micro With New Game Details

Nintendo of America Unleashes a Nintendo Direct Micro With New Game Details

Release dates for some of the Japanese Nintendo Direct reveals

Over the weekend there was a Japanese Nintendo Direct that unveiled some exciting details, all of which is summarised right here. Nintendo of America has now release a neat 'Nintendo Direct Micro' with localised details on some of these reveals. Examples include Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure,...

Video: Footage From Nintendo World Championships 2015 Qualifiers Starts To Trickle Through

Footage From Nintendo World Championships 2015 Qualifiers Starts To Trickle Through

Did you go along and try your hand?

The Nintendo World Championships 2015 qualifiers took place recently, and we're already starting to see footage appear online which gives a flavour of these events. The qualifiers all happened May 30th at eight different locations up and down North America. The top scorer from each event is going ahead to the...

News: Splatoon Ranked Battles Creep Closer as the 'Splatometer' Fills

Splatoon Ranked Battles Creep Closer as the 'Splatometer' Fills

Server stress testing nearly done, then

Nintendo likes to make a game of everything, that's a key strength of the company. With Splatoon, our theory is that it's made a game of server stress testing, which perhaps explains the ongoing wait for the Ranked Battle mode - it was always expected, but is still slightly odd. Earlier this weekend Nintendo...

News: Nintendo Wants Metroid-Style Title Axiom Verge On One Of Its Systems

Nintendo Wants Metroid-Style Title Axiom Verge On One Of Its Systems

We don't mind which, personally

Axiom Verge is a fantastic Metroid-style action title which really belongs on a Nintendo system, and if former NoA employee Dan Adelman - who is in charge of PR for the game - is to be believed, it's only a matter of time. Speaking to Game Informer, Adelman was asked if Nintendo had been in touch about the game:...

News: Unused Code In Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Suggests YouTube Upload Feature Was Planned

Unused Code In Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Suggests YouTube Upload Feature Was Planned

Could it be coming in the future?

One of Mario Kart 8's most amusing features was the ability to upload replays to YouTube so you can share your epic wins and dismal fails with the wider world. It would appear that there were similar plans for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, but the feature was cut prior to launch. Evidence of the cut was found by a...

News: Splatoon Grabs Second Place in UK Chart Début

Splatoon Grabs Second Place in UK Chart Début

Biggest ever new IP launch on Wii U

Splatoon has just had its first big weekend on Wii U, with plenty of players hitting the online servers to splat the ground and each other with ink. It's a new IP that's had a fairly substantial marketing campaign, too, so the question has been whether all of that promotional activity would pay off at launch. We...

News: K.K. Slider Hat and Outfit Confirmed as DLC for Super Smash Bros.

K.K. Slider Hat and Outfit Confirmed as DLC for Super Smash Bros.

It's a dog's life

While Mario Kart 8 has provided two core packs of fairly substantial DLC, Super Smash Bros. has delivered a range of options with one new fighter so far - Mewtwo - and a batch of Mii Fighter outfits. When you add all of the Smash Bros. DLC together there's already a hefty selection, albeit the outfits are limited to specific...

Rumour: Nintendo NX Could Use Google's Android Operating System

Nintendo NX Could Use Google's Android Operating System

Bridging the gap between home and portable?

Nintendo's next console could use Google's Android OS, according to Japanese publication Nikkei. An editorial by Nikkei on Nintendo NX contains alleged "insider" knowledge which suggests that the Wii U's lack of third party support has impacted the approach Nintendo is taking to its next system. According...

News: Satoru Iwata Will Return as Nintendo Direct Host, Apologises Again for amiibo Shortages

Satoru Iwata Will Return as Nintendo Direct Host, Apologises Again for amiibo Shortages

Splatoon stock seems to be short in Japan, too

Nintendo fans following today's Japanese Nintendo Direct will have seen a new presenter in action, Morimoto-san. The younger face held his own, fitting in with the often formal nature of the Japan-only broadcasts, taking on the tough role of filling the shoes of our most regular presenter - Nintendo...

News: Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Palico Village DX Heading to Japan This Year

Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Palico Village DX Heading to Japan This Year

Rather like Animal Crossing x Monster Hunter

A combination of a Japanese Nintendo Direct and a live Capcom fan event have brought news of two more MH titles heading to the 3DS. Most notable is the reveal of Monster Hunter X (Cross), which blends the classic main-series play with Frontier-like special moves and quicker combat. Also announced today...