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Guide: Tips On How To Become A Squid Hotshot In Splatoon

Tips On How To Become A Squid Hotshot In Splatoon

Get inked

Today marks the launch of Splatoon, Nintendo's infectious take on the traditional team-based online shooter. While this ink-splattered offering is far more friendly and accessible than your typical web-based blaster, there are still a few key points you might want to keep in mind before dashing - or should that be swimming? - headlong...

Competition Winners: Here Are The Masters of Splatoon Propaganda

Here Are The Masters of Splatoon Propaganda

Join the revolution

In case you've been living under an ink-splattered rock for the past month, you'll probably know that Nintendo's colourful shooter Splatoon is out today. To celebrate the game's release we tasked our lovely readers with creating a Splatoon propaganda poster in order to encourage others to join the revolution with us using the...

News: Official Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Website Provides Plenty of History, Footage and Lovely Pixel Art

Official Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Website Provides Plenty of History, Footage and Lovely Pixel Art

Localised versions now live in Europe and North America

As you've no doubt been well aware for some time, this year brings the 30th Anniversary of Super Mario Bros., which is a notable landmark for the mascot and Nintendo as a whole. Mario Maker on Wii U will be a big part of the celebrations, certainly, and we think it's a safe assumption that more...

News: Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 Won't Include Zelda Costumes In The West

Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 Won't Include Zelda Costumes In The West

Outfits designated as exclusive to Japan

Koei Tecmo has revealed that the Western release of the 3DS title Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 will not come with the unique Zelda-themed content that launched alongside the Japanese edition. When the game was released in Japan, Link and Zelda outfits - lifted from the Wii U brawler Hyrule Warriors - could...

News: NIS America Confirms Euro Launch Dates For Etrian Mystery Dungeon And Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker

NIS America Confirms Euro Launch Dates For Etrian Mystery Dungeon And Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker

Not long now

NIS American has confirmed the European release dates for two of Altus' 3DS RPGs, Etrian Mystery Dungeon And Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker. Both games will be getting physical and digital releases in the region. Etrian Mystery Dungeon is a mash-up of the Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon series, and launched in...

News: Amazon Confirms US amiibo Pre-Order Times for Wave 4, Splatoon and Silver Mario

Amazon Confirms US amiibo Pre-Order Times for Wave 4, Splatoon and Silver Mario

One per customer, speed is everything

With more amiibo waves comes great pressure for collectors, with pre-order stock typically disappearing within moments of arriving. With scalping being particularly problematic Various retailers have tried to even the score and help dedicated fans get hold of the figures, and now Amazon in the US is joining in...

Review: Blocky Bot (Wii U eShop)

Blocky Bot (Wii U eShop)

Simplicity at its best

There's something to be said about the power of simplicity. Some of the best experiences to be had in gaming are compelling not because of their depth or complexity, but because of how they offer a distilled example of an excellent gameplay concept. Nintendo has seemingly adapted this approach in many of its current generation...

Video: The Game Theorists Plot Out Mario's Timeline and Family Bloodline

The Game Theorists Plot Out Mario's Timeline and Family Bloodline

Yikes

We've shared some videos from popular YouTubers The Game Theorists in the past, yet the latest theory is easily the most ambitious yet; pretty entertaining, too. Using some logic the channel's team produces a timeline for every main-series Mario title, and then goes even further by plotting out bloodlines for Mario, Luigi and even Donkey...

News: Curve Digital Discounts Wii U Titles By 50% in Europe

Curve Digital Discounts Wii U Titles By 50% in Europe

As some compensation for the lack of a Humble Nindie Bundle

Since the Humble Nindie Bundle prompted some grumbling about its Americas-only availability, gamers in other regions such as Europe have simply had to gaze on enviously at the deal on offer. Curve Digital, which has three games in the promotion, has therefore launched discounts on some of...

News: Miiverse Splatoon Sweepstakes Gives Artistic Fans in the US a Chance to Win the Game

Miiverse Splatoon Sweepstakes Gives Artistic Fans in the US a Chance to Win the Game

Best Buy also hosting a special StreetPass event this weekend

Nintendo of America occasionally throws some extra details into its Nintendo Download Update press release, one of which is promoting a current Splatoon sweepstakes on Miiverse. It's one for creative gamers that fancy sharing a drawing for the shooter on the social network, and it's...

Interview: Nintendo of America's Damon Baker on the Brave New World of Humble Nindie Bundle

Nintendo of America's Damon Baker on the Brave New World of Humble Nindie Bundle

"It increases the exposure for all these great developers and games"

This week brought a major landmark for both Nintendo and Humble Bundle with the aptly named Humble Nindie Bundle. It's the first time that console downloads have featured in the pay-what-you-want platform, allowing gamers in the Americas to pick up eight separate games (some...

Nintendo Download: 28th May (North America)

28th May (North America)

Splatoon, Double Mega Man, Don't Starve, Nicalis discounts and more

The information has come through a little later than normal, but we now have the full Nintendo Download Update run-down for North America. There's a big-name retail arrival on Wii U that's been inked in for some time, a critically acclaimed indie release, two doses of classic Mega...

News: Deep Silver Parent Company Koch Media Trademarks Bloodstained, Will Most Likely Publish The Game

Deep Silver Parent Company Koch Media Trademarks Bloodstained, Will Most Likely Publish The Game

May also own the brand, as well

German publisher Koch Media - the parent company of Deep Silver - has recently filed a video game-related trademark for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, which would appear to confirm that the company is handling publishing duties for the forthcoming title. Created by Koji "IGA" Igarashi, Bloodstained is the...

Review: Stone Shire (Wii U eShop)

Stone Shire (Wii U eShop)

As plain as a stone

In the absence of Minecraft on Nintendo platforms, many developers have opted to try to recapture the legendary game's magical gameplay in their own knockoff attempts. These have, by and large, fallen short of the high standard that's been set and failed to present any meaningful contributions to the popular formula. Stone Shire...

Feature: Explaining Humble Bundle and What it Could Mean for Nintendo and Nindies

Explaining Humble Bundle and What it Could Mean for Nintendo and Nindies

There are many winners

A rather surprising promotion went live this week - the Humble Nindie Bundle. It's only available in the Americas, though Nintendo of America's Damon Baker has stated that there were efforts to make it global and there's scope for future promotions. The frenzy of attention is naturally on the pay-what-you-want angle, which...

News: BBC iPlayer Finally Arrives On The Wii U eShop

BBC iPlayer Finally Arrives On The Wii U eShop

But only for UK users

UK Wii U owners have been waiting for the BBC iPlayer to come to their consoles for ages - the last we heard about it was back in January last year, when the esteemed broadcasting corporation insisted that it was still working hard on making an eShop release possible. Seemingly without warning, that time has now come - the BBC...

Review: Metal Marines (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Metal Marines (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Modern(ish) warfare

Strategy is a somewhat niche genre among gamers. While there have been excellent strategy games released on consoles - turn-based RPGs like Fire Emblem to the RTS-style Swords and Soldiers series come to mind - the gameplay has always lent itself more to the PC, where players can be more methodical and control units with relative...

News: FullBlast is Bringing Some Shmup Action to the European Wii U eShop Soon

FullBlast is Bringing Some Shmup Action to the European Wii U eShop Soon

Save humanity, shoot everything

Retro may be the 'new' new, but the humble shmup seems to be loved a little less than other genres, especially in terms of Wii U and 3DS releases. EnjoyUp and UFO Crash Games are hoping to fill a gap with FullBlast, however, which is making its way to the Wii U eShop; in fact, it arrives in Europe on 4th June with a...