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News: Never Alone Will Start Keeping North Americans Company on 25th June

Never Alone Will Start Keeping North Americans Company on 25th June

Snow kidding!

Never Alone is a unique puzzle platformer with a rather fascinating development background. After collaborating with about forty members of a native Alaskan tribe, Upper One Games crafted a folklore inspired game about the journey of a girl and an arctic fox as they travel to find the source of an eternal blizzard. Playable in either...

News: Début Splatfest Postponed in North America 

Début Splatfest Postponed in North America 

Though the Bluefin Depot stage is in action, at least

Splatoon has been a game that, since launch, has kept serving up new content to freshen up the experience. We've have new stages and guns, with Ranked Battles also being an early addition, which have all helped to spruce up the content on offer. One major new feature, the Splatfest, will...

Feature: Five Key Moments from Nintendo's E3

Five Key Moments from Nintendo's E3

Highs and lows

It's the end of the week that was, and what an E3 we had. Your humble writer, in his relatively short history of actually covering the event, has never had to tackle a Nintendo showing quite like it. Some are comparing the big N's E3 2015 unfavourably with other notably bad years, and after the general positivity of 2014 this year has...

Video: Star Fox Zero - What We Know So Far

Star Fox Zero - What We Know So Far

Alex tackles confirmations and maybes

Over the course of the last three crazy days we saw a fair amount of Star Fox Zero, which is being co-developed by Nintendo and PlatinumGames. It's had a mixed reception, but is nevertheless one of the most anticipated games on the Wii U this year. In the video below our man Alex tackles the confirmed details,...

News: Nintendo Japan Releases Two Neat E3 Summary Videos

Nintendo Japan Releases Two Neat E3 Summary Videos

Get a feel for the booth and Nintendo World Championships

It may seem peculiar to those of us that savour the E3 bubble, but it's not as big a deal globally as some may think. Nintendo's Japanese homeland is an example - there's an awareness of E3, but probably not the laser focus that's applied in the West. For those that found it all a bit much...

News: French Retailers Are Cancelling Yoshi Woolly World amiibo Orders Due to "Destroyed" Stock

French Retailers Are Cancelling Yoshi Woolly World amiibo Orders Due to "Destroyed" Stock

Or "détruit" if you'd prefer

Not so long ago, we reported that Splatoon amiibo orders were cancelled in the UK due to an entire truckful of the blighters being stolen. Just when you thought that things couldn't get any worse in the world of amiibo collecting, we're now hearing reports from France that retailers are cancelling orders because of...

News: Take More Risks With Your eShop Purchases, Pleads Nintendo's Damon Baker

Take More Risks With Your eShop Purchases, Pleads Nintendo's Damon Baker

"Nintendo fans and consumers...gravitate towards nostalgia"

Nintendo's Damon Baker has lamented the fact that fans don't seem to be leaving their comfort zones when it comes to buying eShop games. The senior manager of marketing in Nintendo of America's licensing department has been speaking to Gamasutra about indie games on Nintendo systems, and...

News: The Current State Of Virtual Reality Just Isn't Fun, Says Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime  

The Current State Of Virtual Reality Just Isn't Fun, Says Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime  

"It's not fun, and it's not social. It's just tech"

Nintendo prides itself on discovering new ways to play. This is the company that gave us touchscreen handhelds, motion controls and - lest we forget - the Virtual Boy. However, the company is noticeably absent in the arena of Virtual Reality. While its rivals Sony and Microsoft are both making...

First Impressions: Getting Into the Fold With Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

Getting Into the Fold With Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

A crossover aiming for the funny bone

The world has seen its fair share of monumental crossovers: DC vs. Marvel, Jetsons meets the Flintstones. And now, Mario meets Mario in a game of the same genre but technically in another universe because one is made of paper and, uh… The specifics of how this all happens in the story likely doesn't...

News: Reggie Explains Why Donkey Kong And Bowser Were Chosen For Skylanders SuperChargers

Reggie Explains Why Donkey Kong And Bowser Were Chosen For Skylanders SuperChargers

As well as how the Activision partnership came to be

If you caught E3 earlier this week, you'd know that Nintendo has teamed up with Activision to create two new amiibo for the latest instalment to the Skylanders series: Skylanders SuperChargers. However, the announcement left some scratching their heads as to why Nintendo decided to use Donkey...

News: Fresh Details Emerge For Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem

Fresh Details Emerge For Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem

Music is my radar

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem - AKA Genei Ibun Roku #FE - was shown off in a brief and almost incomprehensible video during Nintendo's E3 Digital Event which left fans none the wiser as to what kind of experience this crossover will provide. Thankfully, GameSpot has been talking to the team behind the game to get a better idea...

News: Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Coming To Wii And 3DS, But Activision Won't Say Exactly What It Is

Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Coming To Wii And 3DS, But Activision Won't Say Exactly What It Is

Publisher remaining tight-lipped about "complementary" versions

While there has been lots of noise and pizzazz around the Wii U version of Skylanders SuperChargers at E3, not so much attention has been spent on the Wii and 3DS versions. When Superchargers was announced it was clear that both Wii and 3DS were not the same as the other console...

Video: Here's Everything That Was Shown On The Final Day Of Treehouse Live At E3 2015

Here's Everything That Was Shown On The Final Day Of Treehouse Live At E3 2015

That's all, folks!

E3 2015 is slowly becoming nothing but a memory, but we thought you might like to feast your eyes on the third and final day of Nintendo's Treehouse Live event, where forthcoming games are shown off in a little more detail. We got to see some more of Star Fox Zero and Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, as well as some new titles like Fatal...

News: Super Mario Maker Will Allow You to Unlock amiibo Mystery Suits for Figures You Don't Own

Super Mario Maker Will Allow You to Unlock amiibo Mystery Suits for Figures You Don't Own

At least 90 Mystery Suit slots will feature

We've now finished the final full day of Nintendo Treehouse coverage, which provided some useful insights into the company's biggest games from the show. Super Mario Maker naturally featured prominently, and we learned some particularly welcome details around the amiibo-enabled Mystery Suits in the game...

Interview: Image & Form Discusses SteamWorld Heist And Why It'll Be on 3DS First

Image & Form Discusses SteamWorld Heist And Why It'll Be on 3DS First

"I'm proud to say it's a matter of loyalty"

Image & Form is an established, experience game development studio and publisher, yet it was SteamWorld Dig on the 3DS that gave the company a notable break and turnaround in fortunes. After causing a stir on 3DS it was eventually ported to Wii U and most platforms, so the announcement of follow-up -...

News: Nintendo Is A Slave To Its Past Success, Says Gearbox President Randy Pitchford

Nintendo Is A Slave To Its Past Success, Says Gearbox President Randy Pitchford

Japanese company needs to reach new customers

During this year's E3, a whole bunch of industry veterans met at the Lunch with Luminaries event. In this yearly talk Gaikai and Shiny founder Dave Perry invites big names for a in-depth discussion about the games industry, and this time around we had Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford, Boss Key...

Exclusive: 2D Hack And Slash Title Wulverblade Has A Fighting Chance Of Coming To Wii U

2D Hack And Slash Title Wulverblade Has A Fighting Chance Of Coming To Wii U

Already speaking to Nintendo about porting the Xbox One brawler

Fully Illustrated's Michael Heald has revealed that 2D fighting title Wulverblade has a chance of coming to the Wii U. The game - which is like a mixture between Golden Axe and Final Fight set in Roman Britain - was previously unveiled as one of the Xbox One's mo

Nintendo Download: 18th June (North America)

18th June (North America)

Classic Fire Emblem! Weird Smash 3DS controller thing! Discounts! More!

Some things don't even change in E3 week, whether it be the underwear of those of us watching everything unfold over three days or the arrival of the Nintendo Download Update. This week's North American update has a treat for Fire Emblem fans, some new eShop-only releases,...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Attempts To Explain Why Zelda Wii U Wasn't At E3 2015

Reggie Fils-Aime Attempts To Explain Why Zelda Wii U Wasn't At E3 2015

"Our mentality is more near-term when we think about E3"

Nintendo didn't show the Wii U version of Zelda at this year's E3. That caused quite a bit of concern, with some fans even going as far as to speculate that it's going to be an NX title, given that Nintendo is going to be talking about the new system a whole lot more next year - when Zelda is...

Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting Games on the Way

Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting Games on the Way

Tom Whitehead looks on the bright side of life

It seems that the clouds are starting to clear after an E3 day one that was largely full of rancour, disappointment and online fury. By day two the feelings lingered but started to ease off, and my hope is that as E3 heads towards its conclusion - and we all return to something resembling normality -...

First Impressions: Linking Up in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Linking Up in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Wisdom, Power, Cosplay

While saving Hyrule has traditionally been a one hero job, multiplayer adventures have become a fan-favourite subset of the Legend of Zelda series since Four Swords made its début in 2002, and we were ecstatic to see The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes - an all-new co-op title for three players - revealed in Nintendo's...

News: Satoru Iwata Didn't Apologise For Nintendo's E3 Digital Event, Says Reggie Fils-Aime

Satoru Iwata Didn't Apologise For Nintendo's E3 Digital Event, Says Reggie Fils-Aime

"Essentially it was an 'I hear you' message"

Nintendo's E3 Digital Event has generated plenty of discussion, not all of it positive. There's been an incredibly downbeat response to the broadcast, with many fans complaining that Nintendo isn't giving them what they want. Things appeared to be so bad that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata