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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...

Gallery: The Splatoon T-Shirt Market Has More Variety Than the Game's Store

The Splatoon T-Shirt Market Has More Variety Than the Game's Store

Take that Jelly Fresh!

When it comes to fashion, Splatoon is cutting-edge gaming. Apart from those amiibo outfits that only dedicated collectors have, there are plenty of varieties of t-shirts, hats and shoes bopping around in the game's plaza at any time, while the stores rotate their offerings on a daily basis. Sure, you can pick outfits based on...

News: Sonic The Hedgehog is Now 24 Years Old

Sonic The Hedgehog is Now 24 Years Old

Unless you want to be pedantic and count Rad Mobile

If you're a Sonic fan in North America or Europe then today has a little significance - it was 24 years ago, on 23rd June (not July as we originally wrote), that the original Sonic the Hedgehog on SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive was released. Sonic had previously appeared as a decoration in the arcade...

Video: Here's Our Montage of the Latest Super Smash Bros. DLC

Here's Our Montage of the Latest Super Smash Bros. DLC

Be a kid, a squid, a Mega Man and more!

Nintendo has once again Smash-ed it out of the park with some brand new DLC content, all of which has been collected together in one handy bundle pack. Released just prior to E3, AOC Collection #2 features an eye-watering amount of costumes, new stages and - of course - new characters! You can check out the...

Video: Enjoy Some Nostalgia With This Stylish History of Yoshi Games

Enjoy Some Nostalgia With This Stylish History of Yoshi Games

Ending with Woolly World, of course

Yoshi's Woolly World arrives this week in Europe and Australia, with Good-Feel giving Mario's buddy the yarn treatment. We couldn't help but love it in our review, and we're sure a number of Wii U owners are contemplating whether to splash the cash. Whether you're picking Woolly's World up or waiting for its...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federation Force and amiibo Criticism

Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federation Force and amiibo Criticism

"Look, we know that the fans want a straight Samus Aran game"

Reggie Fils-Aime has - as we observed during E3 - the propensity to talk a load of old PR guff at times, which to be fair is part of his job. His annual LA interviews conducted with Kotaku do occasionally get beyond copy-and-pasted standard responses, however, making the latest...

News: Spooky 2D Adventure Whispering Willows Will Be Haunting Your Wii U This Summer 

Spooky 2D Adventure Whispering Willows Will Be Haunting Your Wii U This Summer 

An out of body experience

Indie publisher Abstraction Games has confirmed that it is bringing Night Light Interactive's spooky adventure title Whispering Willows to the Wii U eShop. Originally released on Ouya, the game features gorgeous 2D visuals and an haunting soundtrack. The unique hook is that you'll be able to exit the main character's body...

News: Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Fighting Its Way to the 3DS in the West This Year

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Fighting Its Way to the 3DS in the West This Year

Shout loudly in Japanese to celebrate

Earlier this year we shared the news of Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden being announced for release in Japan - it's a fighting title in the franchise with 20 playable characters and "more than 100 support characters". Of course, Dragon Ball Z seems to have had a big year in the West, helped along by Dragon...