Nintendo Direct

Feature: The Key Details on Splatoon, Nintendo's Shot at a New Wii U Hit

The Key Details on Splatoon, Nintendo's Shot at a New Wii U Hit

Modes, guns, 8-bit games and amiibo

This week brought us Splatoon Direct, Nintendo's quirky pitch for its upcoming ink-based arena shooter. It's a game that's justifiably been talked up a fair deal, with a blend of intuitive and clever GamePad controls, bright visuals and a whole lot of gameplay potential. While large sections reiterated information...

Reaction: The Splatoon Global Testfire Demo Is a Clever Nintendo Direct Highlight

The Splatoon Global Testfire Demo Is a Clever Nintendo Direct Highlight

Stress tests servers, creates and 'event' and builds hype all at once

Nintendo isn't quite as old-fashioned as some like to pretend; it is, after all, a multi-billion dollar entertainment company that manufactures and sells consoles. In recent times it's signalled a serious intent to tackle the smart device market, shake up its customer loyalty...

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...

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,...

Nintendo Direct: A Special Splatoon Direct is Inked In for 7th May

A Special Splatoon Direct is Inked In for 7th May

Expect a splattering of details

Nintendo is clearly keen to keep up its run of Nintendo Direct broadcasts for major releases, confirming a Splatoon Direct that'll be broadcast on 7th May - it's going down at 7am Pacific / 10am Eastern / 3pm UK / 4pm CET. This has been confirmed by both Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe, suggesting that...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 24th April

Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 24th April

This one's for the West

With its arrival in Japan less than a week away, Xenoblade Chronicles X is a hot topic for RPG fans in the West that are keen to take on Monolith Soft's latest creation. The exciting news is that a Nintendo Direct focused on the game is airing very soon, as confirmed by Nintendo of America. It'll be broadcast on Friday 24th...

Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC and amiibo to Keep Fans Hooked

Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC and amiibo to Keep Fans Hooked

Stalling tactics, but delightful nevertheless

Nintendo's most recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts were an oddity of contradictions - a lot was revealed, but it can easily be argued that there wasn't a great deal of new content. We were excited and delighted by some of the reveals, but conversely shook our heads and felt concern with every release...

News: Nintendo Shows Off More eShop Games, With Cross-Buy and Promotions On the Way

Nintendo Shows Off More eShop Games, With Cross-Buy and Promotions On the Way

2-for-1 with Don't Starve, Mutant Mudds cross-buy

The most recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts certainly had plenty of details, and as per tradition there was a segment dedicated to the eShop. In Europe there was the welcome news that Azure Striker Gunvolt will arrive today (2nd April), and the charming Mighty Gunvolt will be free until 2nd July with...

News: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update Will Speed Up Enemy Turns, More Stock Of Marth amiibo Promised

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update Will Speed Up Enemy Turns, More Stock Of Marth amiibo Promised

Fast forward

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is an excellent strategy title for the 3DS, but it's really handicapped by the slowness of enemy turns. Waiting for your opponent to move their units is a real drag, and makes the game hard to enjoy to its fullest. Thankfully, Nintendo is aware of this issue and during yesterday's Nintendo Direct confirmed that a...

News: HAL's 3DS Puzzle Platformer BOXBOY! Will Be Available To Download Today

HAL's 3DS Puzzle Platformer BOXBOY! Will Be Available To Download Today

Announced during yesterday's Nintendo Direct

HAL Laboratory's retro-themed puzzle platformer BOXBOY! will be available for download on the North American and European 3DS eShops today. Announced during yesterday's Nintendo Direct, the game tasks you with guiding a box-like character through increasingly tricky levels, using his ability to generate...

News: Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains Launches On 3DS eShop This May, Anime Episodes Also Available

Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains Launches On 3DS eShop This May, Anime Episodes Also Available

Defend the outer walls against giant Titans

Based on the hugely popular Japanese anime, the latest Nintendo Direct has revealed the ATLUS title, Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains, will arrive locally on the 3DS eShop in May - that's in North America and Europe. The title will feature four-player local and online co-op gameplay, along with...

News: Splatoon Release Date, Modes and amiibo Information Splat Into View

Splatoon Release Date, Modes and amiibo Information Splat Into View

Ranked online matches and three special amiibo toys

We've known for a long time that Splatoon would arrive in May, and it seems that previous - and hastily removed - official web pages were correct; the new third-person shooting IP for Wii U arrives on 29th May. During today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts we were given more information, too. To start...

News: Yoshi's Woolly World Knits Up Some Release Details And An Adorable Range Of amiibo

Yoshi's Woolly World Knits Up Some Release Details And An Adorable Range Of amiibo

Will release on June 26th in Europe, and 'Fall' in North America

Today's Nintendo Direct brought further info on Yoshi's Woolly World, the latest platforming title to feature our egg-tossing hero, and went into some detail on two different difficulty modes to suit players of all skill levels. 'Classic' mode will have a similar feel to traditional...

News: Pokémon Rumble World Arrives On The 3DS eShop Next Week

Pokémon Rumble World Arrives On The 3DS eShop Next Week

Free-To-Start, with paid transactions

Last month there was solid evidence of a new Pokémon Rumble game arriving in the near future. First a domain name was filed, and then came the Australian Classification Board rating. Following these developments, the latest Nintendo Direct has now officially revealed the next entry in the series as Pokémon...

News: Mario Kart 8 Animal Crossing DLC Pack Brought Forward to April, More amiibo Outfits on the Way

Mario Kart 8 Animal Crossing DLC Pack Brought Forward to April, More amiibo Outfits on the Way

Track changes with the real-world seasons

Mario Kart 8 was saved for the finale of today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts, and with good reason. Satoru Iwata unveiled a free update that'll introduce a 200cc mode, but we also got more details on the upcoming Mario Kart 8 X Animal Crossing DLC pack and additional amiibo support. To start with the DLC...

News: Nintendo Announces Next amiibo Waves And Asks Players To Vote For New Characters In The Super Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot

Nintendo Announces Next amiibo Waves And Asks Players To Vote For New Characters In The Super Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot

Nominate your dream fighter

Nintendo continued its strong support of amiibo and future content for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS with a number of related announcements during today's Direct. Firstly, Nintendo has revealed the next three waves of Super Smash Bros. amiibo are due out in May, June and July. They include the likes of...

News: Get Ready To Build With Mario Maker On Wii U This September

Get Ready To Build With Mario Maker On Wii U This September

Celebrating Mario's 30th anniversary

Mario fans were given a special mention during today's Nintendo Direct, as the portly plumber will be celebrating his 30th anniversary this year. To help mark the occasion, it was announced that Mario Maker will be coming to Wii U in September, so fans can create their own version of the Mushroom Kingdom as they...