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News: Play 8-Bit Retro Squid Games While You Wait For An Online Match In Splatoon

Play 8-Bit Retro Squid Games While You Wait For An Online Match In Splatoon

Complete amiibo missions to unlock special gear & more mini-games

The plaza featured in the upcoming Wii U title, Splatoon, will allow players to interact with the game world in an assortment of ways, and the latest Nintendo Direct today has revealed a few extra hidden surprises within the happening location. First is the inclusion of a vintage...

Nintendo Download: 7th May (North America)

7th May (North America)

Splatoon demo-ish, strangeness, retro Mega Man, Atlus goodness and more

After a delay while the Splatoon Direct festivities were completed, we now have the download update details for North America. There's a much-hoped for demo (sort of), classic Mega Man, platformers on the 3DS, a whole load of discounts, DLC and a particularly quirky Indie...

News: Official Nintendo UK Store Launches Splatoon Wii U Bundles with amiibo and a GamePad Skin

Official Nintendo UK Store Launches Splatoon Wii U Bundles with amiibo and a GamePad Skin

If you're happy to wait until June

Nintendo's clearly keen to make a success of Splatoon, as shown not only by broadcasting a special Nintendo Direct but also in the previous announcement of a Wii U hardware bundle for the game. It's a smart move, though the downside in Europe is that - oddly - the bundle won't arrive until 19th June, a few weeks...

News: Splatoon Mii Fighter Outfits Coming to Super Smash Bros. in the Summer

Splatoon Mii Fighter Outfits Coming to Super Smash Bros. in the Summer

GameStop pre-order bonuses in the US, also coming to Europe

Nintendo has wrapped up its Splatoon Direct, which provided over 30 minutes of details on the upcoming Wii U-exclusive shooter. One piece of information saved until the end was confirmation of Splatoon-themed Mii Fighter outfits for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS; their...

News: Get Inked With This New Nintendo 3DS Splatoon-Themed Cover Plate

Get Inked With This New Nintendo 3DS Splatoon-Themed Cover Plate

Be as stylish as a squid this July

The latest Nintendo Direct celebrating the upcoming release of the squid-based shooter, Splatoon, has just come to an end. While this title is making a splash exclusively on the Wii U, Nintendo has also revealed New 3DS owners will be able to be as stylish as Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy while out on the streets,...

News: Splatoon Global Testfire Demo Includes Discount For Eager UK Inklings

Splatoon Global Testfire Demo Includes Discount For Eager UK Inklings

Available for as little as £31.49 on the eShop

A "Global Testfire" for the Wii U title Splatoon takes place this weekend, and to celebrate the event Nintendo UK is offering a 10 percent discount for those who download the demo and take part. That means you'll be able to download the full game on May 29th for just £31.49 - a neat saving over the...

News: Yooka-Laylee Hit The $1 Million Point Faster Than Any Other Game In The History Of Kickstarter

Yooka-Laylee Hit The $1 Million Point Faster Than Any Other Game In The History Of Kickstarter

On course to be the UK's biggest gaming Kickstarter campaign, too

Playtonic's Yooka-Laylee reached the $1 million marker faster than any other game on Kickstarter, it has been revealed. The campaign smashed its initial funding goal of £175,000 in less than 40 minutes, and by the end of its first full day had

News: iOS Title Catch The Rabbit Sure Does Remind Us Of Something

iOS Title Catch The Rabbit Sure Does Remind Us Of Something

Dang Nabbit

Another week, another smartphone title that shamelessly pillages from Nintendo's back catalogue. This time, it's an iOS release by the name of Catch the Rabbit, which showcases "a mischievous rabbit" who has "stolen all the golden fruits." The aim is to catch the rabbit by "jumping from platform to platform without falling". Take a...

News: Mario Kart 8 Passes Five Million Sales and eShop Download Numbers Continue to Rise

Mario Kart 8 Passes Five Million Sales and eShop Download Numbers Continue to Rise

The latest sales figures for the biggest Wii U and 3DS games

Nintendo has today unveiled its annual financial results, which brought higher than expected profits for the company. Various other snippets of information were included in the announcements, including a breakdown of sales numbers for the biggest games on Wii U and 3DS. The most notable...

News: Project Giant Robot Will Be Out Sooner Than You Probably Expect

Project Giant Robot Will Be Out Sooner Than You Probably Expect

Yes, it is still a thing

Remember Project Giant Robot? It was shown off at last year's E3 but has dropped off the radar entirely since then, which has made some - us included - fear for its future. However, Nintendo has outlined its 2015 software plans and Project Giant Robot is still in there - and we may get to play it sooner than you think...

News: Nintendo Suggests That Additional DLC for Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. Will Keep Us Playing

Nintendo Suggests That Additional DLC for Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. Will Keep Us Playing

Hints at more MK8 extras

Nintendo has released its financial results for the past year, which brought stronger profits than expected despite sales being down; the results are testament to a leaner, meaner Nintendo. It's predicting more profits in the coming year, though the 3DS family in particular is expected to decline. Yet in its section...

News: Nintendo Announces Higher Than Expected Profits Despite Missed Sales Targets

Nintendo Announces Higher Than Expected Profits Despite Missed Sales Targets

"A gaming application for smart devices" to help improve revenue

Nintendo has today revealed its financial results for the 2014 / 2015 year, which have delivered profits as expected from its previous projections in its Q3 results. The results are an improvement over the projections previously given, primarily due to yen depreciation and streamlined...

News: Pokémon Brand Retail Sales Hit $2 Billion in 2014, With Lifetime Series Game Sales at Over 270 Million

Pokémon Brand Retail Sales Hit $2 Billion in 2014, With Lifetime Series Game Sales at Over 270 Million

Truly super effective

Pokémon is a bit of a big deal; that's news to absolutely no-one. It's a brand that's sustained impressive levels of sales and interest even in tricky and evolving times, still proving hugely successful on the 3DS while also releasing a host of spin-offs and - yes - smart device apps. It makes an awful lot of money, too. In...

News: High Strangeness is Out Now on Wii U in North America and is, Well, Strange

High Strangeness is Out Now on Wii U in North America and is, Well, Strange

Launch trailer sums it up nicely

Midnight City is a publisher with an eye for quirky experiences, and may be familiar to Wii U owners through its publishing of Double Fine's Costume Quest 2 on the system. It's now stepped up with High Strangeness, developed by Barnyard Intelligence Games. It's described as "a hybrid of 8 and 16 bit games - a 12 bit...

Video: Step Inside Classic Home Video Games Author Brett Weiss' Room of Doom

Step Inside Classic Home Video Games Author Brett Weiss' Room of Doom

The ultimate man-cave?

Author Brett Weiss has written several highly respected books on the history of the video game industry, and unsurprisingly has managed to amass a pretty awesome collection of consoles and systems over the past few decades. iretrogamer.com - a new YouTube venture from occasional Nintendo contributor Tyler Esposito - was lucky...