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News: Nintendo 3DS Direct Bringing the Love on 14th February

Nintendo 3DS Direct Bringing the Love on 14th February

Europe focused on the handheld, North America will include Wii U games

Nintendo has announced new Nintendo Direct broadcasts, giving us a positively useful 24 hours to prepare ourselves. In Europe this time around the focus is on the 3DS, with Nintendo stating that it'll look at future games on the handheld; the North American broadcast isn't...

News: Chotto Nintendo Direct Details New Promotion In Japan For Wii U Users

Chotto Nintendo Direct Details New Promotion In Japan For Wii U Users

The return of Iwata's floating head

This morning Nintendo uploaded a very brief Nintendo Direct video, providing details of a promotion in Japan for Wii U users. Our host, President and CEO of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, outlined that those who register their retail and downloadable games on Club Nintendo have the chance to enter into a draw - the...

Nintendo Direct: Animal Crossing Developers Reply To Fan Feedback

Animal Crossing Developers Reply To Fan Feedback

Read our translation of events right here

Because of the overwhelming response to the Animal Crossing: New Leaf in Japan, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata and some of the game's staff decided to have a another special Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct to share some of the comments they've received about the game. We start with game producer Eguchi...

Feature: The Big Wii U Direct Summary

The Big Wii U Direct Summary

All of the details in one place

Wii U Direct may have only been 35 minutes long, but it sure packed a lot into a short space of time, with a few extra details following in the press releases that followed. We certainly did our level best to cover everything revealed by Iwata-san in the broadcast, as well as information from Nintendo's regional...

Feature: Nintendo Life's View - Wii U Direct

Nintendo Life's View - Wii U Direct

Our team rather liked it

When Nintendo announced Wii U Direct earlier this week, there was a mixture of fevered optimism and slight negativity, with some predicting big reveals and others expecting little more than a few release dates and trailers. Even wording promising new Wii U games was met with caution by some, but there can be little doubt...

Talking Point: The Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign's Advertising Role

 The Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign's Advertising Role

Simple but effective

Among the many announcements in yesterday's Wii U Direct, only one had an immediate impact on console owners, with the Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign launching right after the broadcast. Balloon Fight is now available to download with some Wii U-exclusive features — which we'll get to later — and the release schedule...

News: Take a Pikmin's Eye View with Pikmin 3's Camera Mode

Take a Pikmin's Eye View with Pikmin 3's Camera Mode

Shutterbug

Just what does life look like from a Pikmin's perspective? You're not going to have to wait long to find out — Pikmin 3 will include a camera mode to let you get right down to sub-ankle height and see the world in a whole new way. We still don't have a solid release date for the third Pikmin game, but a new function of the strategy...

Talking Point: Wii U Direct - Tell Us What You Thought

Wii U Direct - Tell Us What You Thought

Or just watch it again

So, Wii U Direct was quite a show from Iwata-san, wasn't it? While there's a tendency for gamers of all types to always want more, we feel confident in saying that Nintendo delivered plenty of announcements and news to intrigue and excite the majority. There were some genuine surprises in there, as well as big announcements...

News: New Footage of Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 Emerges

New Footage of Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 Emerges

"Direct" to you, in bite-size form

Today's Nintendo Direct was certainly busy, with lots to digest and footage bursting from every seam — almost literally in the case of Yoshi's upcoming adventure. Nintendo has therefore released some bite-sized segments of the broadcast, including two videos that cover the titles currently being developed by...

News: Wii U Party Will Get The Family Together This Summer

Wii U Party Will Get The Family Together This Summer

Party on Nintendo!

One of the new games revealed during today’s Nintendo Direct was Wii U Party (tentative title), which is heading to Wii U this Summer and is being developed by the same team behind the original Wii Party. It has been revealed that there will be a varity of gameplay styles on offer, and of course the GamePad will be taking...

News: Wii Fit U Gets Social With User Created Miiverse Communities

Wii Fit U Gets Social With User Created Miiverse Communities

Get fit together

If you have over-indulged during the festive period and made a New Year’s resolution to get in shape, you will no doubt appreciate any encouragement you receive from friends and family to stay on track. During today’s Nintendo Direct it was announced that the upcoming Wii Fit U will let players create their own user communities...

News: RPG Mashup to Combine Fire Emblem and Shin-Megami Tensei

RPG Mashup to Combine Fire Emblem and Shin-Megami Tensei

Atlus goes big time with Nintendo

Perhaps the least expected reveal during today's Wii U Direct was confirmation that Nintendo is currently developing an RPG in collaboration with Atlus. Although no title was given it'll combine the franchises of Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem, and as this was part of a global broadcast we can also be sure...

News: Aonuma: Wii U Zelda Is All About "Rethinking Series Conventions"

Aonuma: Wii U Zelda Is All About "Rethinking Series Conventions"

Nintendo has something new planned for Link

Nintendo's Eiji Aonuma has given a few tantalising details regarding the all-new Wii U Legend of Zelda title during today's Wii U Direct. The game will be the second Zelda release for the new console, with an updated version of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker coming later this year. No footage or...

News: Mario Kart Wii U Driving Into E3 This Year

Mario Kart Wii U Driving Into E3 This Year

Should be in gear and playable

In a reassuring segment of today's Wii U Direct, Satoru Iwata announced — in name if not footage — games that will be playing a bigger role later this year. One of these was a new Mario Kart entry, currently in development and, most importantly, planned to be playable at this year's E3. With an over-riding...

News: New Yoshi Title Being Developed By The Guys Behind Kirby's Epic Yarn

New Yoshi Title Being Developed By The Guys Behind Kirby's Epic Yarn

Warning: Beware of extreme cuteness ahead

During today's Wii U Direct broadcast, host Satoru Iwata revealed that the developer behind Kirby's Epic Yarn, Good Feel Inc, is hard at work developing a new title for the Wii U: Yarn Yoshi. This is the first console game to feature Yoshi as the main character since Yoshi’s Story for the Nintendo 64 way...

News: Nintendo Unveils The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD for Wii U

Nintendo Unveils The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD for Wii U

Sailing onto the system this Fall

During today's global Wii U Direct, a fantasy of many Zelda fans was revealed to be true, it was confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is being re-produced and released in HD on Wii U. It's targeted to hit the platform this Fall. As explained by Zelda head man Eiji Aonuma, the decision to re-master...

News: Wii U System Updates Due In Spring And Summer

Wii U System Updates Due In Spring And Summer

Will improve overall system speed

The Wii U menu isn't exactly fast - we know that, and thankfully Nintendo does, too. During today's Wii U Direct, the company confirmed that two Wii U system updates will take place this year - one in the spring and another in the summer - with the aim of speeding up the overall system experience. According to...

News: Wii U Direct Scheduled For Tomorrow

Wii U Direct Scheduled For Tomorrow

A look at new software and services for the Wii U console

Nintendo has today confirmed that a special "Wii U Direct - Nintendo Games" Nintendo Direct will be broadcast worldwide tomorrow (Wednesday 23rd January) and will be hosted by none other than Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. It's due to take place at 2PM GMT / 9AM EST. You can view the...