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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...

News: New StreetPass Mii Plaza Games Incoming, Along With Premium Mii-Related Content

New StreetPass Mii Plaza Games Incoming, Along With Premium Mii-Related Content

Fish and fight zombies with your StreetPass pals, or open a VIP room

During today's Nintendo Direct it has been confirmed that two new StreetPass Mii Plaza games are being released. Ultimate Angler (StreetPass Fishing in Europe) is, as the title suggests, a fishing-based title. You'll find 150 fishes and monsters contained within. Battleground Z...

News: Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem Wii U Crossover is Finally Shown

Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem Wii U Crossover is Finally Shown

Not coming until 2016

It was a long time ago that Nintendo announced a crossover for Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem, a collaboration between the big N and Atlus. The absence of updates led to speculation that the project was in trouble, with some doubting it would ever arrive. It did make an appearance in today's Nintendo Direct broadcast,...

News: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Launching With amiibo Cards And NFC Reader This Autumn

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Launching With amiibo Cards And NFC Reader This Autumn

Lend your interior design talents to the animals

Not long ago, Nintendo revealed it was looking for alternate ways to make the new amiibo line more readily available to the masses and that it was even considering collectable cards which could be scanned into games as an option. The latest Direct has now revealed Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer...

News: Mario Kart 8 Is Getting A Blisteringly Fast 200cc Mode For Free

Mario Kart 8 Is Getting A Blisteringly Fast 200cc Mode For Free

Feel the need for speed on April 23rd

150cc has always been the sternest test in the Mario Kart series. Right from the launch of Super Mario Kart, this expert racing class represented the very best the franchise could offer: incredible speed and tough, skilled rivals. However, during today's Nintendo Direct a bombshell was dropped - 150cc is no...

News: Wii U Horror Title Fatal Frame Confirmed For Western Release Later This Year

Wii U Horror Title Fatal Frame Confirmed For Western Release Later This Year

Lights, camera, elation

Nintendo has confirmed that the latest Fatal Frame title will indeed be its way out of Japan later this year. Released last year in Japan under the title Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden, this latest entry in the popular horror series uses the Wii U GamePad as a camera. Developed by Koei Tecmo, the game looked...

News: Nintendo DS And Nintendo 64 Games Finally Coming To The Wii U Virtual Console

Nintendo DS And Nintendo 64 Games Finally Coming To The Wii U Virtual Console

Update: Four games available in Europe right now

If you feel that the Virtual Console on Wii U has been a neglected of late then today's Nintendo Direct should have put a big smile on your face. Nintendo not only reconfirmed its commitment to bringing Nintendo DS titles to the service, but also revealed that N64 games are on the way, too. DS...

Talking Point: What We Expect from Nintendo Direct - 1st April

What We Expect from Nintendo Direct - 1st April

Release dates, teases, DLC and eShop goodies

It's that time again, and before we start referring to this as the April Fools' Day Direct, let's remember that it's airing on 2nd April in regions and countries like Japan, Australia and CET parts of Europe. Nintendo will most assuredly be announcing plenty of real details, which is certainly worth...

News: Curve Digital Hints At A Possible Appearance In The Upcoming Nintendo Direct

Curve Digital Hints At A Possible Appearance In The Upcoming Nintendo Direct

Let the speculation begin

Curve Digital, responsible for the recently released Wii U and 3DS eShop cross-buy title, OlliOlli, has hinted it will make an appearance at some point during the upcoming Nintendo Direct. Given the success of OlliOlli, and the studio’s previous experience with Nintendo’s digital platforms releasing titles such as

News: Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With Updates on Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With Updates on Wii U and 3DS

Not an April Fools - Treehouse broadcast after the Direct

It's been a long wait since the last broadcast on 14th January, but we finally have a date and time for the next Nintendo Direct broadcast. It's happening on 1st April at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern / 11pm UK / midnight CET; no, it's not an April Fools prank! Though there have been major...

Talking Point: It's Time for a Nintendo Direct to Set the Agenda

It's Time for a Nintendo Direct to Set the Agenda

With two months since the last broadcast, our bodies are ready

Ever since the broadcasts began, Nintendo Direct has given fans a fix of reveals, footage and talking points about upcoming releases; so when a gap opens up between presentations, there's some nervous twitching. When is the next video coming, and will Satoru Iwata appear in front of...

News: Elliot Quest and Blek Bringing More Indie Charm to the Wii U eShop

Elliot Quest and Blek Bringing More Indie Charm to the Wii U eShop

Gunman Clive 2 pegged for January

In a segment unique to the North American Nintendo Direct, we had a brief look at some upcoming releases for the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores. Some details reiterated what we already knew, including release information for the concluding parts of Moon Chronicles and others, but there were some fresh games to take in...

Reaction: Nintendo Direct Went Crazy With Reveals, and Was Delightful and Confusing in Equal Measure

Nintendo Direct Went Crazy With Reveals, and Was Delightful and Confusing in Equal Measure

Tom Whitehead tries to make sense of 2015's first Nintendo Direct vids

Aside from a few small details that will be saved for a wrap-up article in the very near future, I reckon we've covered most of the important news and reveals from the recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts. It was an absolute bombardment of details, and after quite a few hours and...

News: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M Gets European Release Date and Fire Emblem Cross-Over amiibo Support

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M Gets European Release Date and Fire Emblem Cross-Over amiibo Support

Marth, Ike, Robin and Lucina can join the battle

The first Nintendo Direct broadcasts of 2015 weren't short of details, and one reveal that was among the quirkiest we saw was around upcoming 3DS strategy game Code Name S.T.E.A.M. The Intelligent Systems game was confirmed for amiibo support, which will utilise the New Nintendo 3DS and, in future,...

Video: Does Super Mario Galaxy 2 On Wii U Offer Anything New?

Does Super Mario Galaxy 2 On Wii U Offer Anything New?

We check out the new digital re-release

A nice surprise during today's Nintendo Direct webcasts was the announcement of digital re-releases for some of the Wii's best games. The very first game is available right now, and it's a stone-cold classic - Super Mario Galaxy 2! If you've never played this game, now is the best chance you hav

News: Pokémon Shuffle is a Match-Three Game With Slightly Worrying Micro-Transactions

Pokémon Shuffle is a Match-Three Game With Slightly Worrying Micro-Transactions

It'll be all about the balancing

Today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts were packed with details, and a large percentage of the reveals and footage went down rather well. This humble writer did have his head in his hands at the announcement of Pokémon Shuffle for the 3DS eShop, however, for multiple reasons. For one thing it immediately followed the...

News: Nintendo Anime Channel Will Bring Free Streamed Shows to 3DS in Europe

Nintendo Anime Channel Will Bring Free Streamed Shows to 3DS in Europe

Pokémon! Kirby! Inazuma Eleven!

In the early days of the 3DS, Nintendo was keen to push the device as a video multimedia device, with the Nintendo Video channel providing a few short videos every week. That approach fizzled out for a while until Nintendo released the Pikmin Short Movies late last year, and now Nintendo of Europe is following that...

News: Splatoon Confirmed for May Release Along With Details on Customisation

Splatoon Confirmed for May Release Along With Details on Customisation

Level up with clothes and weapons

Today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts were full of interesting details, and we learned a little more about one of the year's biggest Wii U titles - Splatoon; for starters, it's due to arrive in May in both North America and Europe. Beyond that we saw some footage of the main hub area, known as the 'Plaza'. In a move...