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First Impressions: Exploring the Depths of Affordable Space Adventures

Exploring the Depths of Affordable Space Adventures

A unique challenge

After a first year of struggling momentum, the Wii U eShop library has steadily developed and now has a solid line-up of high-quality games. Some are multiplatform titles, a common reality in this era of game engines such as Unity being widely adopted, and there's also a small batch of experiences unique to the system. A...

News: Ninja Pizza Girl Wants Kickstarter Campaign to Deliver

Ninja Pizza Girl Wants Kickstarter Campaign to Deliver

You play as a pizza delivering ninja. Interested yet?

Disparity Games just opened a Kickstarter campaign for its intriguing new platformer, Ninja Pizza Girl, hoping to bring the game to the Wii U eShop should the funding target be me. Drawing inspiration from Sonic the Hedgehog and Mirror's Edge, Gemma the 16-year-old pizza delivering ninja free...

Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting The Wii U GamePad As A Tablet Killer?

Should Nintendo Be Promoting The Wii U GamePad As A Tablet Killer?

Kids love tablets, so why isn't Nintendo shouting about the GamePad?

When Nintendo first lifted the lid on the Wii U and its unique GamePad controller, many within the industry murmured their cautious approval. It all seemed to make so much sense — Apple's iPad had already kickstarted a tablet revolution and second-screen gaming promised big...

Video: Mario Kart 8 Final Reveals The Top UK Family Racer

Mario Kart 8 Final Reveals The Top UK Family Racer

Speed demons

After weeks of heats and numerous family competitors, Family Gamer TV whittled the field down to the final four racers in their Mario Kart 8 competition. In a head-to-head final race the families each cheered on their children to complete Toad Harbour ahead of the field. Ben (racing as Mario, top left), Jarvis (racing as Larry, bottom...

News: The NES Story Began On This Day 31 Years Ago

The NES Story Began On This Day 31 Years Ago

We are Family (Computer)

31 years ago today, Nintendo Co., Ltd. released the Famicom console in Japan, an event which would herald the beginning of the firm's wildly successful relationship with home video games. Hitting store shelves at 14,800 Yen (around $145 / £84 / 107 Euros), the system wasn't an instant hit with the Japanese public. Sales...

Video: Take a Closer Look At Super-Secret Bases in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Take a Closer Look At Super-Secret Bases in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

A place to get away from the grind

One of the various exciting reveals in the past week for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire was Super-Secret Bases, bringing over and greatly expanding — hence the additional "Super" — the feature from the Game Boy Advance originals. These bases will be heavily customisable, of course, and will

News: Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who Skipped PS3 And 360 Last Gen

Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who Skipped PS3 And 360 Last Gen

Remastered PS3 classics are tempting Wii owners, says Sony's Andrew House

Wii owners who decided against buying a PS3 or 360 are flocking to the PS4 in droves, according to Sony Computer Entertainment boss Andrew House. Speaking to Eurogamer at the recent Develop conference in the UK, House echoed recent statements made by Sony Worldwide Studios...

News: Nintendo and Koei Tecmo Hosting Fatal Frame Broadcast on 17th July in Japan

Nintendo and Koei Tecmo Hosting Fatal Frame Broadcast on 17th July in Japan

Details of Wii U exclusive on the way

Earlier this year it was announced that a new Fatal Frame / Project Zero title is coming to the Wii U, which is pleasing news for fans of the horror franchise. The series has a slightly patchy release history in the West, however, with Project Zero 2: Wii Edition coming to Europe but not North America, the...

News: Mercedes Reports a Boost in Interest Since Announcing Mario Kart 8 Ad and DLC Deal

Mercedes Reports a Boost in Interest Since Announcing Mario Kart 8 Ad and DLC Deal

Marketing Experts 1 - 0 Jaded Cynics

There were some raised eyebrows when free Mercedes DLC — along with a marketing campaign — was announced for Mario Kart 8 in Japan, and more excitable chatter when that same content was confirmed for the West. Some are indifferent to the whole thing, others are pleased, while there's certainly a contingent...

News: Here's What Metroid's Samus Aran Would Look Like As A Saturday Morning Cartoon Character

Here's What Metroid's Samus Aran Would Look Like As A Saturday Morning Cartoon Character

You'll want to hang Wil Overton's awesome art on your wall

Ever wondered what kind of appearance famed bounty hunter Samus Aran would sport if she'd been designed by Hanna-Barbera instead of Nintendo? Allow famed UK artist Wil Overton — formerly of Super Play and Rare fame — to show you. He's produced this amazing piece of artwork which is now...

News: Tekken 7 Revealed At Evo 2014, Platforms Unconfirmed

Tekken 7 Revealed At Evo 2014, Platforms Unconfirmed

Powered by Unreal Engine 4

In the past couple of years Nintendo has forged a particularly strong working relationship with Bandai Namco — the latter is heavily involved in the primary development of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, while also contributing to Mario Kart 8. Unsurprisingly Bandai Namco's also shown support for Nintendo's systems...

News: Best Buy Gearing Up For Enticing Buy One Get One Free 3DS Game Promotion

Best Buy Gearing Up For Enticing Buy One Get One Free 3DS Game Promotion

Starts 20th July, deals on 3DS XL, Wii U Pro Controller and Remotes, too

Now over three years old, the 3DS has amassed an impressive library of games, including plenty developed and/or published by Nintendo. For those still gradually building collections, or perhaps only now jumping into 3DS ownership, there's plenty of choice. Best Buy shoppers in...

News: New Trailer Shows Cosplay Pikachu & Mega Metagross for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

New Trailer Shows Cosplay Pikachu & Mega Metagross for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

New artwork, screens and game details to enjoy

The Pokémon Company International has shared a great deal of new detail surrounding the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire games coming to the Nintendo 3DS this November. Many of the details revealed today were already previewed in the most recent CoroCoro magazine in Japan, but the...

News: Feast Your Eyes On The Official Super Smash Bros. Screens for Robin, Lucina and Captain Falcon

Feast Your Eyes On The Official Super Smash Bros. Screens for Robin, Lucina and Captain Falcon

Over 30 images to enjoy

Today, after being given a whole weekend's notice in which to build anticipation, Nintendo revealed Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin as Challengers in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. It was a slick three minute video, in which the new character faced off and we also saw two variations of Robin, who can be selected as a...

News: Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin All Join The Super Smash Bros. Roster

Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin All Join The Super Smash Bros. Roster

Male and female options for Robin, too

Nintendo has broadcast its quickfire three minute Super Smash Bros. New Fighter Intro Video, during which it revealed three new challengers — one of which is a returning favourite and another with a male and female variation. The headline announcement is likely to be Captain Falcon, the popular figure from...

News: AeternoBlade Update Brings Two DLC Options, Including "Super Sexy Bikini"

AeternoBlade Update Brings Two DLC Options, Including "Super Sexy Bikini"

Yes, really...

Arternoblade is exciting in principle — an action platformer with Metroidvania elements — but is arguably a fairly mediocre experience. In some respects we're fortunate it made it out of Japan at all, nevertheless, as it required crowdfunding to make localisation happen. In any case, developer Corecell Technology hasn't given up...

News: Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot Update to Add Online Rankings and New Game Mode

Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot Update to Add Online Rankings and New Game Mode

Hits Europe on 17th July, possibly within a month for North America

Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot has featured in today's European Nintendo Download Update, with a discount and free demo arriving in the region on 17th July. Developer CoderChild has now been in touch to confirm that this is actually part of a promotion accompanying a free...

News: Tomodachi Life Climbs UK Charts Yet Again as Mario Kart 8 Stays in the Race

Tomodachi Life Climbs UK Charts Yet Again as Mario Kart 8 Stays in the Race

Animal Crossing: New Leaf creeps back into the top 40, too

While gameplay comparisons between Tomodachi Life and Animal Crossing: New Leaf were often made and always a bit wrong, similarities could certainly be identified in their target audience and potential success. As a humorous, rather quirky Mii life-sim, Nintendo no-doubt hopes that it'll...