Nintendo Direct

Feature: Breaking Down Over 50 Must-See Things in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Breaking Down Over 50 Must-See Things in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Step by glorious step

Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Nintendo Direct delivered what it promised — 50 'Must-See Things'. In fairness to the 'New Things' wording deployed on multiple occasions by Nintendo of America, meanwhile, it wasn't far off that target either, even if that would require a little more slack and an absence of cynicism...

Weirdness: If Super Smash Bros. Was a WWE game, It'd Be Terrifying

If Super Smash Bros. Was a WWE game, It'd Be Terrifying

What the...

WWE is big business, with millions of loyal fans and typically impressive sales of pay-per-views, merchandise and, of course, video games. We're pretty confident we'll never see a Hyrule Warriors-style mashup between the franchises, however, as it doesn't take much imagination to realise that it would be a bit weird. Yet still, that's...

News: Wii U-Exclusive Super Smash Bros. Modes and Challenges Unveiled

Wii U-Exclusive Super Smash Bros. Modes and Challenges Unveiled

Smash Tour! Special Orders! Master Fortress!

An area of interest going into the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Nintendo Direct was exclusive gameplay modes on the home console. We've covered a number of these already in other articles, while some existing modes will also be shared with others through the inclusion local co-op. Yet there were some other...

News: Bigger Stages, Dual-Plane Battles and Danger Zones Exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Bigger Stages, Dual-Plane Battles and Danger Zones Exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Miiverse Stage coming after launch

Today's Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct was packed full of details, and one area that merited plenty of attention was stages. There were some key announcements that'll shape how we get into battle. One key inclusion is Bigger Stages, which will support 8 Player Smash Mode in particular and, as a result, will be...

News: Tourneys and Official Tourneys Giving Super Smash Bros. for Wii U a Competitive Edge

Tourneys and Official Tourneys Giving Super Smash Bros. for Wii U a Competitive Edge

Not ready for launch

Today's Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct was full of details around Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with a particularly exciting announcement being customisable and official Tourneys; these won't be available on launch day, however. When they do arrive, though, they look promising. Standard Tourneys are rather similar to their...

Feature: Five 'New Things' We Want in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Five 'New Things' We Want in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Time to take the franchise to another level

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U increasingly close to release, Nintendo's gearing up to answer the call for full details of its features with an upcoming live Nintendo Direct that'll introduce 50 'new things'; that's a bold and exciting promise. Though, as an important note, some of Nintendo's messaging...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Gives a Glimpse of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Fighter Reveal

Masahiro Sakurai Gives a Glimpse of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Fighter Reveal

There's a NES zapper involved...

There's not long now until a Live Nintendo Direct focused on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, which is promising "50 new things" — that alone is leading to all sorts of speculation. When Masahiro Sakurai teases, however, we know that there's reason to take notice. His latest Miiverse Pic of the Day builds us up with...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Direct to Introduce "50 New Things"

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Direct to Introduce "50 New Things"

It's all happening on 23rd October

Last week Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that an announcement was on the way to show "the true potential" of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Talk of a Nintendo Direct naturally spread, and Nintendo has now confirmed that will happen — the twist is that it's a live event that's "focused on 50 new things". It all sounds...

News: Japan Is Getting A Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Nintendo Direct This Week

Japan Is Getting A Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Nintendo Direct This Week

What's that coming over the hill?

As we all know, Japan is pretty bonkers about Monster Hunter. The series is one of the country's most popular video game franchises, and after the amazing commercial success of Monster Hunter 4 on the 3DS, Japanese fans are getting an improved version in the form of Monster Hunter 4G (known as Monster Hunter 4...

Nintendo Direct: New Nintendo 3DS Models Coming to Australia and New Zealand on 21st November

New Nintendo 3DS Models Coming to Australia and New Zealand on 21st November

Still not coming elsewhere until 2015

In a surprise Nintendo Direct in Australia and New Zealand — the first that's been unique to the region — it's been announced that the New Nintendo 3DS and XL model will be coming to the two countries on 21st November; it's also been reiterated that the systems will not come elsewhere in the West until 2015...

News: Catch Up on All the Bayonetta 2 Direct Videos Right Here

Catch Up on All the Bayonetta 2 Direct Videos Right Here

We'll even throw in the Japanese TV trailers

Nintendo's completed its Bayonetta 2 Nintendo Direct, which focused on outlining the features of the game and, in the case of Europe, finally provided a release date and details on a gorgeous and very limited release special edition — both games were also confirmed to come in at $59.99 together in North...

News: Hyrule Warriors DLC Floodgates Opened with Alternate Costume Packs

Hyrule Warriors DLC Floodgates Opened with Alternate Costume Packs

Costumes we've seen may not be free

The recent Hyrule Warriors Direct brought a lot of details over into western territories, and there were some slices of new localised information to take in. Nintendo announced that the alternate costumes it has been showcasing in Japan for Link and Zelda would not be standard unlockables within the game –...

News: Hyrule Warriors Direct Reveals New Items and Character Progression Information

Hyrule Warriors Direct Reveals New Items and Character Progression Information

Chain Chomp! Badges! More!

As you may have seen, Nintendo has served up a 26 minute Hyrule Warriors Direct, which provided some useful localised information ahead of its September release in the West. A variety of details were given, some integral to gameplay and others simply a bit of fun. Pleasingly, we saw more of the character levelling and...

News: Ganondorf Confirmed as a Playable Character in Hyrule Warriors

Ganondorf Confirmed as a Playable Character in Hyrule Warriors

Ghirahim and Zant also playable

Nintendo has concluded its Hyrule Warriors Direct, and a few snippets of new information were revealed. A major announcement saved for the end was Ganondorf; he's not just a villain in the game, but will also be playable. He looked pretty powerful in the reveal footage, dishing out meaty blows with his Great Sword...

News: Nintendo Direct Confirmed For Japan on 11th July

Nintendo Direct Confirmed For Japan on 11th July

Focused on 3rd Party 3DS Games

Just days ago we outlined key areas and details that can still be revealed in upcoming Nintendo Direct broadcasts this year; there's plenty of ground that the big N can still cover post-E3. Of course, the Nintendo Direct fever is back up and running in Japan already — not only has there already been a Yokai Watch 2...

Talking Point: With E3 Long Gone, Nintendo Still Has Plenty to Reveal 'Directly' to Fans

With E3 Long Gone, Nintendo Still Has Plenty to Reveal 'Directly' to Fans

Keep the hype train running

While Nintendo's appearance at E3 — widely regarded as a success — was only a little under a month ago at the time of writing, in modern consumer and internet terms that is an age. Since that time we've had some updates on key releases on the way this Fall, and a lot of focus on the wider picture of eShop games and...

Nintendo Direct: Yokai Watch 2 Gets Its Own Broadcast in Japan

Yokai Watch 2 Gets Its Own Broadcast in Japan

Play the 'figure out what's happening' game

Although it's said to be on the way to the West, we're yet to receive firm release details on Yokai Watch, the 3DS title from Level-5 that's enjoying continued success in Japan. That success has certainly been assisted by the accompanying anime series, with the brand as a whole capturing the imagination in...