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News: Satoru Iwata And DeNA CEO Isao Moriyasu Discuss Nintendo's Mobile Future

Satoru Iwata And DeNA CEO Isao Moriyasu Discuss Nintendo's Mobile Future

"DeNA attacked Nintendo with a passion, so we were impressed by them"

Following the flurry of Nintendo news from two days ago, a Q&A featuring Nintendo's CEO Satoru Iwata and DeNA's CEO Isao Moriyasu was posted on Nintendo's corporate website, largely discussing the role DeNA and Nintendo will each play when producing mobile games with one...

Exclusive: Affordable Space Adventures Pricing Confirmed, Aims to Retain Value Of Wii U Exclusive

Affordable Space Adventures Pricing Confirmed, Aims to Retain Value Of Wii U Exclusive

"We have to earn all our revenue in the eShop"

Affordable Space Adventures, a collaboration between KnapNok Games and Nifflas, is a much anticipated Wii U-exclusive eShop title. It'll utilise the GamePad for both single-player and co-op, with the second screen of the controller being used to control the mechanics of the ship itself - we listed it as...

News: eShop Games Added To The European Club Nintendo Store

eShop Games Added To The European Club Nintendo Store

Rewarding rewards

Club Nintendo shall soon close its doors. This heartbreaking news was announced earlier this year, revealing that Nintendo would close the program to make way for a new rewards system. Following this announcement the company flooded its users with a variety of new rewards, promising more to come leading up to the closure. Today the...

Nintendo Download: 19th March (North America)

19th March (North America)

Mario Party, Elliot Quest, KLONOA, Fossil Fighters and much more

A little later than normal courtesy of a few Goombas causing havoc with our servers, we have the Nintendo Download update details for North America. This week brings some interesting options across both Wii U and 3DS, with both systems having major retail releases and some anticipated...

News: Nintendo Of Canada Hikes Up amiibo Suggested Retail Price, Offers Gold Mario To Smooth Things Over

Nintendo Of Canada Hikes Up amiibo Suggested Retail Price, Offers Gold Mario To Smooth Things Over

Rising to $15.99 CAD from April 1st

Nintendo's toys-to-life concept has been a roaring success, despite stock shortages and the nefarious actions of re-sellers online. However, if you're in Canada you'll need to dig a little deeper next time you go shopping for that elusive amiibo figure, as Nintendo's office in that territory has decided to raise...

News: Nintendo Share Prices Continue to Climb in Response to DeNA and NX Announcements

Nintendo Share Prices Continue to Climb in Response to DeNA and NX Announcements

Victory lattes all around

In the first day of trading following the announcement of a major partnership with DeNA to - among other things - bring Nintendo IPs to smart devices, the company's share value jumped a massive 21%. This was unsurprising, as a number of investors had been demanding that Nintendo move to smart devices for some time, while...

News: Sega Producer Explains Exactly What Went Wrong With Sonic Boom

Sega Producer Explains Exactly What Went Wrong With Sonic Boom

"Speed is always a Sonic thing, we didn't focus on that"

Sonic Boom was supposed to be a rebirth for Sega's iconic mascot - a cross-media blitz that would earn the company millions and create a whole new legion of loyal fans. Sadly, it didn't quite turn out that way - while the TV series was - and still is - decent enough, the Wii U and 3DS games...

News: Satoru Iwata Insists Smart Device Game Pricing Won't "Hurt Nintendo’s Brand Image", Aims for "Several" Simultaneous Hits

Satoru Iwata Insists Smart Device Game Pricing Won't "Hurt Nintendo’s Brand Image", Aims for "Several" Simultaneous Hits

Use of IP catalogue "is a major strength"

In 2015 Nintendo will take its first major steps on games for smartphones and tablets, no doubt combining the expertise of partners DeNA and also lessons learned from some eShop experiments, such as free-to-play titles Pokémon Shuffle, Steel Diver: Sub Wars and Rusty's Real Deal Baseball. The first of those...

News: Nintendo to Lead Design and Development of Smart Device Games, But Shigeru Miyamoto's Priority Remains the Wii U

Nintendo to Lead Design and Development of Smart Device Games, But Shigeru Miyamoto's Priority Remains the Wii U

"We are forming a joint development structure with DeNA"

Following this week's dramatic announcement of Nintendo's partnership with DeNA to greatly expand its move into smart device gaming and services, utilising core IP in the process, there have been plenty of questions around how the partnership will work and how, in practical terms, it'll affect...

Gallery: Nintendo Celebrates Women's History Month In Its Own Unique Way

Nintendo Celebrates Women's History Month In Its Own Unique Way

Tetra, Lucina, Samus Aran and more

If you're not aware, March is Women's History Month, which coincides with International Women's Day on 8th March and aims to promote key contributions from women to history and contemporary society. Nintendo, for its part, sent out a press release recently to highlight some diverse characters from its library that...

Editorial: Nintendo's Heading For a Period of Major Change, and We Can't Fight It

Nintendo's Heading For a Period of Major Change, and We Can't Fight It

The times, they are a-changin'

Until this week Nintendo's strategy for the future was particularly vague, especially in the area of smart devices. The company's supposed dedicated Mii-based app had been in the works for quite some time and had been due in 2014, but was delayed into this year with talk of finding the right solution for moving onto...

Video: Did You Know That Gunstar Heroes Shipped With A Fruit Roll-Up?

Did You Know That Gunstar Heroes Shipped With A Fruit Roll-Up?

The Sega Channel takes a look at Treasure's first release

Gunstar Heroes is unquestionably one of the greatest games ever to grace Sega's 16-bit Mega Drive / Genesis system. It was also the first title from Treasure, a studio formed by former Konami employees that would find greater fame producing the likes of Radiant Silvergun, Ikaruga and Sin...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off More Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Footage

Nintendo Shows Off More Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Footage

You'll have to really feel it in Japanese, though

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D isn't far away, and it'll be the first game exclusive to the New Nintendo 3DS and XL. Ahead of its April arrival we can expect plenty of marketing and focus on the impressive Monolith Soft RPG, too, which is coming to the portable courtesy of the porting skills of Monster...

Feature: We Catch Up With Four Nindies at EGX Rezzed

We Catch Up With Four Nindies at EGX Rezzed

Say hi to Image & Form, aPriori Digital, Dreadlocks and Delve Interactive

Last week we headed down to a lovely gaming event by the name of EGX Rezzed, which was held in London's charming Tobacco Dock venue. The event, hosted by our friends at Gamer Network, is a PC and developer-focused show, unlike the more mainstream and larger EGX which takes...

News: République's Creator Worked On Metal Gear Solid And Halo, And Says The Game Could Come To Wii U

République's Creator Worked On Metal Gear Solid And Halo, And Says The Game Could Come To Wii U

Unity 5-powered adventure may find its way to Nintendo's system

Ryan Payton is a man with a pretty impressive CV. He started his career at Microsoft in Japan before joining Konami and working alongside Hideo Kojima on Metal Gear Solid 4. From there, he became the creator director on Halo 4, and has since gone independent with Camouflaj, his own...

News: Hyper Light Drifter Might Not Hit Wii U Until 2016, Will Cost You Twenty Bucks

Hyper Light Drifter Might Not Hit Wii U Until 2016, Will Cost You Twenty Bucks

"We don’t want to release a bad game"

Hyper Light Drifter was one of Kickstarter's early success stories, raising $600,000 via crowd-funding back in 2013 - considerably more than the $27,000 that was originally asked for. Billed as a fusion of Zelda and Diablo, the game has already been confirmed for release on the Wii U eShop, but the bad news is...

News: Nintendo's Share Value Jumps a Massive 21% as Investors Respond Strongly to DeNA and NX Announcements

Nintendo's Share Value Jumps a Massive 21% as Investors Respond Strongly to DeNA and NX Announcements

DeNA shares, and those of major Nintendo shareholders, also spike

Nintendo's announcement of a major corporate partnership with DeNA to bring its IP to smart devices, along with confirmation of a new customer 'membership' programme and 'NX' hardware being in development, brought a major jump in US-based share prices. The key metric is in the Tokyo...

Video: New Pixels Movie Trailer Passes One Million Views in Less Than a Day

New Pixels Movie Trailer Passes One Million Views in Less Than a Day

"It's just a barrel, how bad can it hurt?"

Pixels is set to be a comedy blockbuster this Summer, and has naturally got fans of gaming - particularly those with a fondness for retro - rather excited. With a big-hitting cast - albeit including the marmite-esque Adam Sandler - it'll be heavily publicised by Sony Pictures as the film to see in a few...

News: Square Enix's Failed Attempt At Combining Games And Anime Is Getting Pulled From Retail In Japan

Square Enix's Failed Attempt At Combining Games And Anime Is Getting Pulled From Retail In Japan

Say goodbye to Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter: Albatross no Tsubasa

Multimedia franchises are all the rage in Japan these days. The market for brands which straddle video games, toys and anime is huge, and it's little wonder that companies like Nintendo, Sega and Capcom have all tried to crack this lucrative market. Square Enix is another veteran video...