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News: Nintendo's Official UK Store Restocks on Some Rare amiibo

Nintendo's Official UK Store Restocks on Some Rare amiibo

Shulk! Little Mac! Captain Falcon! More!

Update: Little Mac and Shulk are now sold out. Original Article: Just recently we shared a teasing email sent out to customers of Nintendo's Official UK Store, promising restocks of "some" amiibo "this week". Sure enough there's some fresh stock available to grab right now, and it's not disappearing too...

News: Monolith Soft Open To Helping Get Zelda Wii U Ready For Launch

Monolith Soft Open To Helping Get Zelda Wii U Ready For Launch

"Monolith Soft is always available and we would love to help"

The talented development team at Monolith Soft is busy polishing off Xenoblade Chronicles X for its Western release on the Wii U in December, but that hasn't stopped them thinking of their next project. In a recent interview with Game Informer, Xenoblade director Tetsuya Takahashi and...

News: Working On F-Zero Wouldn't Have Been My Idea Of Fun, Says Former Criterion Boss

Working On F-Zero Wouldn't Have Been My Idea Of Fun, Says Former Criterion Boss

Alex Ward responds to news regarding the F-Zero that never was

We recently broke the news that Nintendo asked UK studio Criterion to create an F-Zero title for the Wii U, but sadly the discussion came to nothing. Criterion founder Alex Ward has responded to the story on Twitter, pointing out that F-Zero was simply one project amongst many pitched...

Video: Watch Hiromasa Shikata And Katsuya Eguchi Hack And Slash Through Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Watch Hiromasa Shikata And Katsuya Eguchi Hack And Slash Through Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Not forgetting Nintendo Treehouse staffer Tim O'Leary

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is one of the more unique entries in the franchise we've seen in recent years, offering multiplayer action where individuals have to work together to conquer various dungeons and bosses. During E3, Nintendo pulled together three of its staffers to...

Video: Avert Your Eyes, This Japanese Animal Crossing Commercial Features Shameful Groping

Avert Your Eyes, This Japanese Animal Crossing Commercial Features Shameful Groping

Poor Tom Nook

Nintendo is pretty unique in the video game industry because unlike Sony and Microsoft, it actually spends money reminding people that some of its evergreen hits are still on sale. Take this latest Japanese commercial for Animal Crossing: New Leaf - a game that originally launched in that region in 2012 - featuring pop star Kyary...

News: Japan Is Getting A Pokémon Periodical Aimed At Adults

Japan Is Getting A Pokémon Periodical Aimed At Adults

Living the Pokémon Life

Pokémon has been around for almost two decades now, and has fans of all ages. It's insanely popular with kids but those who grew up with Pikachu and company still buy the games, invest in the merchandise and generally continue to hold a candle for the brand - despite its often shady history. It would seem that The Pokémon...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Promises a Lot of Content and Playtime

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Promises a Lot of Content and Playtime

"If you’re a completionist, you’re gonna be playing for a long time"

When it was announced we were rather taken in by The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes; any opportunity to revisit the engine and tweaked gameplay from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is a positive in our book. Very much a spiritual successor to Four Swords, albeit...

News: Rumours Surface of Android Emulation On The Nintendo NX and Potential Deals With Amazon and Disney

Rumours Surface of Android Emulation On The Nintendo NX and Potential Deals With Amazon and Disney

Our salt is ready

Rumours are always around with Nintendo, and as E3 taught us (again) it's a case of picking the sources you trust carefully. While not right on everything, Revogamers has been on the ball with rumours occasionally in the past, so with a bucket of salt handy it's worth considering what it has to say. The site's latest dollop of...

News: Nintendo's Official UK Store Promises Extra Stock of "Certain amiibo Figures" This Week

Nintendo's Official UK Store Promises Extra Stock of "Certain amiibo Figures" This Week

What a tease...

Oh, amiibo, we love you and we hate you. The cute little toys are utterly charming, but some of them are more elusive than a Samus Aran fan excited about Metroid Prime: Federation Force. Many of the toys are rare, and the dance when hoping for pre-orders to be fulfilled - if you even get a pre-order down - is a familiar jig to many...

News: Next Level's Super Mario Spikers Was Canned Because Nintendo Had Issues With Its Level Of Violence

Next Level's Super Mario Spikers Was Canned Because Nintendo Had Issues With Its Level Of Violence

Playable prototype actually exists

Next Level Games has a long and proud history with Nintendo, having worked on a wide range of titles including Super Mario Strikers, Punch Out!! and Luigi's Mansion 2. However, not all of the projects pitched by this developer have seen the light of day, and Unseen64 has posted an updated video explaining what...

Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Development Shift Towards NX, and Away from Wii U

E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Development Shift Towards NX, and Away from Wii U

3DS also delves into spin-offs and sequels to pass time

It's been a little over a week since E3 2015, the shared temperature of frustrated Nintendo fans has simmered down a little, and we can reflect on both what the big N showed and kept behind the scenes. Both tell us much, and also indicate that the Wii U seems to be heading for a short...

News: Fire Emblem Fates Iwata Asks Explores Multiple Storylines, Its 500 Page Plot and My Castle

Fire Emblem Fates Iwata Asks Explores Multiple Storylines, Its 500 Page Plot and My Castle

"I ended up writing so much that it could be turned into about two books"

Fire Emblem Fates - known as Fire Emblem If in Japan - is out in Nintendo's homeland this week, before heading to the West in 2016. After the franchise-saving antics of Fire Emblem: Awakening the new title seems like a somewhat dramatic step-up for the series, with two...

Video: New Nintendo Game Seminar Titles Make Début Ahead of Japanese Wii U eShop Releases

New Nintendo Game Seminar Titles Make Début Ahead of Japanese Wii U eShop Releases

Developed in Unity to utilise the GamePad

Last year we reported on the Nintendo Game Seminar event in Japan - open to University Students in the Tokyo metropolitan or Kansai region, those lucky enough to be included received support and advice from Nintendo in creating simple gaming experiences. The challenge, from August 2014 to March 2015, was to...

News: Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and Some Users Aren't Exactly Pleased

Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and Some Users Aren't Exactly Pleased

Rules aren't always there to be broken

Miiverse, Nintendo's bespoke social network, has been one of the company's most notable moves in this generation. Social networks are old hat now, of course, but with immediate access from games, screenshot sharing and the option to doodle drawings, it's proved a relatively popular app. As it's web based...

News: Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Tops Japanese Charts as 3DS and Wii U Lead in Hardware

Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Tops Japanese Charts as 3DS and Wii U Lead in Hardware

Splatoon also performing well

The Media Create charts have rolled around once again, having brought some positive news for Nintendo in recent times; pleasingly, that trend continues. To start with software we have two 3DS games and a Wii U title leading the way - Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus is top (maybe thanks to its awesome commercials?) on...

News: Fans Are Creating A Brand-New Quest For The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

Fans Are Creating A Brand-New Quest For The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

It's called Third Quest

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a game that speaks, well, volumes. The revolutionary 3D entry to the Zelda series has led to the game holding its own to this day, encouraging replay value for copious amounts of reasons. Aside from receiving a beautiful 3DS remake in 2011, it has fired-up the competition in the world...

News: Titan Tank Rumble Is "Twisted Metal Meets N64-Era Rare", Says Developer Hexagon Games

Titan Tank Rumble Is "Twisted Metal Meets N64-Era Rare", Says Developer Hexagon Games

Rumbling towards the Wii U eShop

Indie studio Hexagon Games has revealed that its vehicular combat title Titan Tank Rumble is headed to the Wii U eShop. Originally called DestructoTanks, the game is a "4-player online competitive game with leaderboards, featuring lots of hectic tank mayhem and explosions". The developer has compared the title to...

Video: Nintendo Minute's Latest Vlog Recounts The Best Moments Of E3 2015 

Nintendo Minute's Latest Vlog Recounts The Best Moments Of E3 2015 

Thor Aackerlund! John Numbers! Shigeru Miyamoto!

E3 is but a distant memory for many of us now, but the Nintendo Minute team has put together a highlight vlog which sums up all of the cool stuff which happened during the event. That included meeting 1990 Nintendo World Champion Thor Aackerlund, talking to 2015 winner John Numbers and even getting...

News: Fire Emblem Fates Will Allow Same-Sex Marriages

Fire Emblem Fates Will Allow Same-Sex Marriages

Nintendo wants its games to "reflect the diversity" of its audience

Nintendo has confirmed that Fire Emblem Fates will be the first title in the long-running strategy series to feature same-sex marriages. In Fire Emblem: Awakening, it was possible to marry characters you had formed a strong bond with, but it was only possible to wed members of the...