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As the dust begins to settle, and as we finally manage to retrieve our well and truly blown-off socks, it seems like now is a good time to take a look back at the shenanigans, reveals, and juicy info that were all present in the recent Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct. Many went into the Direct with a degree of caution,...
New characters? New modes? Or something else?
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is shaping up to be one of the year's biggest releases, certainly for Switch owners. As one of Nintendo's biggest properties - which pulls together characters from a dizzying number of franchises, including a bunch of third-party legends, no less - Smash is the kind of game...
Or is it time for an all-new game?
We shouldn't really have been all that shocked about new DLC content arriving in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – after all, Nintendo told us it would happen a week ago. As one of the company's biggest-selling recent hits it's understandable that Nintendo wants to extend the longevity of Mario K
Update: Nintendo gives us a statement
Update: Nintendo has responded to our appeal for a statement on this matter: After checking in with the European team we can confirm that we haven’t received a notable number of consumer inquiries on this topic, but as with all our products, we encourage users who experience any issues to visit ...
You can expect to hear a lot about the addictive nature of video games over the next few days, because the World Health Organisation has just published the latest draft of its updated International Classification of Diseases manual, and a, "gaming disorder," is listed as a genuine medical condition. It's been a long time...
War is hell
Today Activision is hosting a livestream event to officially lift the lid on this year's Call of Duty entry. After the last few instalments pushed the action further and further into the future, the company has decided to turn back the clock and return to World War II, the conflict in which the very first Call of Duty game was based.
Dreaming of the good old days, but miniaturised
The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition (called Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System in Europe) has caused quite a stir since its announcement earlier this week - a budget Nintendo retro unit at $59.99 with 30 pre-loaded games is always likely to go down well. Its...
Pokemon Sun and Moon, Monster Hunter Generations and more to feature
Well, it's been quite a day for Nintendo fans, with an information drop for Pokémon Sun and Moon being accompanied by confirmation of expanded plans for E3. The Legend of Zelda on Wii U is still the only confirmed game that'll be playable, but more importantly for those watching...
Turning a new leaf or heading to the city? Let us know
The Animal Crossing series turns 15 today, and to celebrate this occasion Nintendo has released a special video. The first game in the franchise launched in Japan on the Nintendo 64 15 years ago, and since then we've seen entries on the GameCube, DS, Wii, 3DS and Wii U. The GameCube version was...
Try before you buy
Well, that was unexpected. Without any warning, Nintendo has pushed a demo of Pokkén Tournament onto the European Wii U eShop, giving players the chance to sample the title for free. The download went live last night, and weighs in at an impressive 1150MB. There's currently no sign of a similar demo on the North American eShop,...
Pikachu Edition comes out on top on the 3DS eShop
Nintendo finally got around to re-releasing the very first batch of Pokémon entries on the 3DS eShop last week, with Red, Blue and Yellow arriving on in the west while Japan was also gifted Pokémon Green. While Nintendo won't give actual sales figures, it has confirmed which of these titles has...
One platformer to rule them all
Unless you've been living in an internet-free cave you'll be aware that the Super Mario 30th Anniversary is almost upon us, with 13th September being the big day. Super Mario Maker arrives on 11th September to kick off that celebratory weekend. To celebrate we thought we'd revisit the key question for any Nintendo...
Now that the dust has settled
There's been a lot of debate in the past few days around multiple topics that are important in the world of Nintendo. The corporate 'alliance' with DeNA will bring Nintendo brands to smartphone apps, services and - notably - games, while the former will also handle a lot of the dull-but-important infrastructure work on...
How important is a number at the bottom of the page?
Today, our partner site Eurogamer made the momentous announcement that it would be dropping scores from its reviews. In a special post by editor Oli Welsh it was revealed that from this point onwards the site would be moving towards an alternative rating system - based on simpler terms such as...
"We can’t promise anything"
If you're an English-speaking fan of the Dragon Quest series then you're probably not in the best of moods right now. After some good localisations for the Nintendo DS, Square Enix seems to have lost interest in bringing the franchise to the west, and while the announcement of the Dragon Quest VII remake for the 3DS is...
2D or 3D, old or new, you decide...
Not too long ago we asked you to vote for the best Legend of Zelda game; plenty of you participated. You made the impossible decision, as it's never an easy pick with so many world class games on the list; in the end the iconic and memorable The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time seized the crown. We r
Hookshot your vote in
The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo's most beloved franchises, and has arguably been responsible for some of the best video games ever created. Since the launch of the original game back in 1986, we've seen the series move from 2D to 3D with assured competence, and this year we'll see a crossover release — in the shape of...
Would Rockstar's latest epic have you reaching for your wallet?
Oh boy. When I published our latest "Soapbox" piece about Grand Theft Auto V and how it may not be entirely suited to everybody's tastes (it takes all sorts to make the world go around, folks), I wasn't expecting a topic with over 500 comments. It's been fascinating to see how...