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Video: Bask in the Monochrome Glow of Extended Pokémon Virtual Console Footage

Bask in the Monochrome Glow of Extended Pokémon Virtual Console Footage

20 years of hype

It's not often that Virtual Console releases of 20-year-old games have their own hardware bundles and weeks of hype, yet that's the case with Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow ahead of their 27th February arrival on the 3DS eShop. Such is the power of the brand that a nostalgia-tinged release date, combined with a first official...

News: Nine Nintendo Titles Pass One Million Sales For This Financial Year

Nine Nintendo Titles Pass One Million Sales For This Financial Year

The green and the evergreen

With Nintendo having shared its financial reports for Q3, therefore covering the first nine months of the financial year, we can get an idea of the year's notable successes, especially as these sales figures cover the all-important Holiday period. Overall Nintendo can point to nine of its games that have sold over one...

News: The Legend of Zelda for Wii U Gets Its 2016 Release Window Back, as Project Guard Slips to 'TBC'

The Legend of Zelda for Wii U Gets Its 2016 Release Window Back, as Project Guard Slips to 'TBC'

We believe

Nintendo's latest financial results have been published, with a generally mixed outcome, and its usual reports for the nine month period have included some interesting information. As always there's an updated release line-up, too, which on this occasion mostly keeps its powder dry. The one change that's immediately apparent relates to...

News: Nintendo Profits Dip as amiibo Hits Over 40 Million Sales in Nine Months

Nintendo Profits Dip as amiibo Hits Over 40 Million Sales in Nine Months

3DS and Wii U still apparently on track for targets

Original Article: Nintendo has revealed its latest financial results for Q3 of the 2015 / 2016 year, which run from 1st April to 31st December last year and, as a result, provide an indication of the company's performance over the critical Holiday period. The outcome is rather mixed, with some...

Video: See what Freedom Planet's Lilac Would Look Like as a Smash Character

See what Freedom Planet's Lilac Would Look Like as a Smash Character

A challenger approaches

In just a couple days, the final DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. will be made available, at last signaling the end of the current generation of Super Smash Bros. Even though the roster is larger and more diverse than it has ever been in past games, there's always more popular video game characters that don't quite make...

News: Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is Shuffling Onto the North American Wii U eShop on 4th February

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is Shuffling Onto the North American Wii U eShop on 4th February

"Where's everyone going? Bingo?"

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is rightly held in high regard by a number of series fans; this writer likes it a bit too much, completing at least one playthrough every year. It's a terrific version of a classic game, with pointer controls and occasional waggle that are actually fun to use, along with the inclusion of...

Gallery: Gear Up for the Final Super Smash Bros. DLC With Some Screens and Videos

Gear Up for the Final Super Smash Bros. DLC With Some Screens and Videos

Bayonetta and Corrin wrap up the cast

Choosing a lead image for a Nintendo Download Update can sometimes be fun, and in the case of this week's EU article the obvious choice was Bayonetta fighting Duck Hunt Duo, which is a fun sentence as well as an entertaining screenshot. Following the weekend announcement of the final Smash Bros. DLC arriving...

Video: Chandelure Looks Predictably Weird in Pokkén Tournament Footage

Chandelure Looks Predictably Weird in Pokkén Tournament Footage

Light 'em up

When Chandelure was confirmed for Pokkén Tournament little blame could be apportioned to those who responded by scratching their head. Sure, it's Pokémon so anything goes, but this is a fighting game - a primary question was how this particular 'mon would dish out some hurt. This writer's not big on Pokémon, admittedly, and the idea...

Feature: Five Key Details That May Emerge From Nintendo's Financial Reports and Briefings

Five Key Details That May Emerge From Nintendo's Financial Reports and Briefings

Mobile plans, release details and hints for the next generation

This week will bring Nintendo's Q3 financial results, a presentation briefing from company President Tatsumi Kimishima and a Q & A with investors. Now, that may not be very exciting on paper, but this particular set of results comes at an interesting point, as it'll be the first...

News: Opening Details for the Remodelled Nintendo NY Store are Confirmed

Opening Details for the Remodelled Nintendo NY Store are Confirmed

Last one on the 15 foot screen is a Sony fan

Earlier this year Nintendo announced a major revamp for its flagship New York store; giving hope to those that hope to see multiple outlets open around North America and globally, it's being rebranded from Nintendo World Store to Nintendo NY. Opening on 19th February, the big N has now outlined details...

News: Create Your Own Super Mario Maker Wallpaper Through This Official Website

Create Your Own Super Mario Maker Wallpaper Through This Official Website

Random but cool

Super Mario Maker is a fantastic creative tool for fans of the franchise, and Nintendo's promoted it through limited editions, plenty of marketing and neat extras like the pixel-style amiibo, along with New 3DS cover plates in Japan and PAL territories. It's not quite done yet, though. As plenty of fans around the web have...

News: Final Fantasy Explorers Achieves Respectable UK Sales as LEGO Marvel's Avengers Leads the Way

Final Fantasy Explorers Achieves Respectable UK Sales as LEGO Marvel's Avengers Leads the Way

Some success for 3DS

The UK charts have been rather grim for Nintendo so far in 2016, but this week has thankfully brought some positive news with two new releases making their mark on the top 40. First of all let's look at Final Fantasy Explorers, the Square Enix spin-off that's exclusive to 3DS. Packed with fan service, it's managed to secure...

Nintendo Download: 4th February (Europe)

4th February (Europe)

Smash DLC! Super Mario Galaxy! Legend of Legacy! More!

Another week is underway, and that means we get a look at the Nintendo Download Update treats that are on the way in Europe. This week's a bit of a corker, with high-profile DLC, an exceptional Wii download, RPG goodness on 3DS and some promising download-only games. Let's get to the details...

Gallery: These Fan-Made Splatoon Weapons Are Pretty Fresh

These Fan-Made Splatoon Weapons Are Pretty Fresh

Tools of the trade

The Game Party Japan 2016 event has just hosted the Japanese National Splatoon Championship, giving fans of the game the chance to test their skill against like-minded individuals. It also gave the truly dedicated the opportunity to show off their creative talents, as there was a booth which showcased fan-made versions of the...

News: Splatoon Producer Hints at More Content Being Added in the Future

Splatoon Producer Hints at More Content Being Added in the Future

"I'm starting to wonder if we can't organize a little something else."

Splatoon had an admirable amount of post release support, with new game modes, maps, clothes, and weapons, being regularly added to the game via free updates. While it was inevitable that there would come to be an end to all the free goodness, the question of more, paid DLC has...

News: Eiji Aonuma on the Idea of Giving Link a Voice

Eiji Aonuma on the Idea of Giving Link a Voice

Actions speak louder than words

Link has always been a silent protagonist in the Zelda games and there has always been debate about giving him a real voice. On one hand, the character acts as a sort of avatar for the gamer, an empty vessel that allows one to assume the role of the hero and be that much more immersed in the adventure. On the other...

News: Noowanda Reveals Discovery Version 2.2 Update Details

Noowanda Reveals Discovery Version 2.2 Update Details

Off-TV Play and third person camera perspective are being added in

Discovery came out about a month ago, and while it does have some shortcomings, it stands as an excellent creatively focused block sandbox game. It seems that the developer, noowanda, is dedicated to addressing many issues with the game; the upcoming update notes claim that there...

Video: Catch Up on Yet More Legend of Zelda Easter Eggs

Catch Up on Yet More Legend of Zelda Easter Eggs

Linking to the past

The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo's most important franchises and celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year. It's going to get a lot of focus, then, including plenty of fan-created content to celebrate its history and idiosyncrasies. It's taken a little while, but Did You Know Gaming has continued its series that looks at a...

Talking Point: Learning Lessons From the Past Can Define Nintendo's NX Launch

Learning Lessons From the Past Can Define Nintendo's NX Launch

Balancing fan requests with the mainstream

Whether it'll be later this year or in 2017, Nintendo will be kicking off its next generation of hardware rather soon. There's much talk and belief that it'll have a portable component, perhaps also a home console aspect - with Nintendo's track record it's hard to call whether it'll be the expected format...

Interview: Learning More About FreezeME, a Surprising 3D Platformer for Wii U

Learning More About FreezeME, a Surprising 3D Platformer for Wii U

"I think FreezeME is a perfect fit for the Wii U"

The coming week is already confirmed to include some highly promising download content, and one that's certainly caught our eye is FreezeME. Heading to North America on 4th February at a launch price of $9.99 - then $13.99 after its first week - it looks a cut above the usual 3D platformers that are...