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News: Angry Birds Trilogy Flapping To Wii And Wii U This Year

Angry Birds Trilogy Flapping To Wii And Wii U This Year

Birds of a feather

Activision and Rovio have confirmed today that Angry Birds Trilogy will be coming to the Wii and Wii U in 2013. The game — which is based on the stunningly popular mobile phone iteration — has just passed one million sales worldwide. It launched on the Nintendo 3DS last year, as you'll already know if you consulted our...

News: Activision's Bobby Kotick Is Disappointed With The Launch Of The Wii U

Activision's Bobby Kotick Is Disappointed With The Launch Of The Wii U

"We're concerned about the install base for 6-11 year-olds"

It seems that people just can't stop hating on the Wii U. Activision boss Bobby Kotick is the latest to knock Nintendo's new console, suggesting that the machine has been a commercial flop and is struggling to find favour with youngsters - a key demographic in today's market. During the...

Preview: Skylanders Swap Force

Skylanders Swap Force

Activision's latest money-spinner takes shape

As we wrote earlier this week, Activision has announced the next game in the Skylanders series: Swap Force. At the New York event we had a chance to see some early levels of gameplay. What was immediately obvious was the higher fidelity of visuals this time round. With new developer Vicarious Visions...

News: Activision Announces Skylanders Swap Force For Wii U, Wii And 3DS

Activision Announces Skylanders Swap Force For Wii U, Wii And 3DS

Swap shop

It seems our intuition was correct - we predicted yesterday that a new Skylanders release was in the offing, and Activision has dropped the bombshell by announcing Skylanders Swap Force, the next instalment in the million-selling series. It's coming to all major Nintendo platforms, too. As the name suggests, the focus of this new range...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wii U Update Hits A Rocky Patch

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wii U Update Hits A Rocky Patch

Pun absolutely intended

A short while ago, Activision confirmed that the Call of Duty: Black Ops II patch would be coming to the Wii U later this month. However, that prediction might prove to be incorrect, as it would appear that Activision is experiencing some problems getting the update ready for deployment. Here's what has been posted on the...

News: Activision On Disney Infinity: We're Flattered

Activision On Disney Infinity: We're Flattered

But still "well positioned" to remain on top

Last night, Disney announced its own take on the Skylanders "toys to life" concept: Disney Infinity. It hasn't taken long for Skylanders publisher Activision to react to the news, with John Coyne, Vice President of Consumer Marketing, telling Forbes: We are thrilled by the incredible success that the...

News: Call Of Duty Elite Isn't Coming to Wii U at Launch

Call Of Duty Elite Isn't Coming to Wii U at Launch

Activision confirms that Call of Duty Elite will not ship with Black Ops 2

Wii U's online system still remains a mystery to many developers, as Nintendo continues to remain tight-lipped on how things like Miiverse and the eShop will work. Just yesterday, Activision admitted that it was unsure as to how they will deliver DLC to Wii U players, or...

News: Activision Clueless On How Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC Will Work On Wii U

Activision Clueless On How Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC Will Work On Wii U

Nintendo's online plans are still a mystery to many third parties

Despite the launch of the Wii U being just one month away, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 publisher Activision has admitted that it still doesn't know how the online side of Nintendo's new console will work, echoing worrying statements from other areas of the industry. To quote

News: The Amazing Spider-Man is Swinging Onto Wii U Next Year

The Amazing Spider-Man is Swinging Onto Wii U Next Year

Our spidey sense is tingling

Marvel has announced, at this year's New York Comic Con, that The Amazing Spider-Man will be available next Spring for Wii U. The port was announced during Marvel's panel at the convention, and the game will be taking advantage of the GamePad's touchscreen controls, as well as having the option to use motion control...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Officially Revealed by Activision

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Officially Revealed by Activision

We already knew, but it's nice to see footage, right?

Earlier today we shared a sneaky snapshot from the New York Wii U event, as good as confirming Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for Wii U. Now the cat — which we knew was in the bag — has finally been let out and shown off near the end of the event. It was confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2...

News: Best Buy Gives Strongest Indication Yet That Black Ops 2 Wii U Is Coming

Best Buy Gives Strongest Indication Yet That Black Ops 2 Wii U Is Coming

Pre-order tags in-store now

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 coming to Wii U is starting to become gaming's worst-kept secret; although no official confirmation has been made as yet, it's looking very likely that we'll be enjoying Activision's world famous war simulation on our shiny new Wii U consoles at some point in the near future. And that's a...

News: Angry Birds Trilogy to Cost $29.99

Angry Birds Trilogy to Cost $29.99

Plucky dip

The recently announced Angry Birds Trilogy will retail at $29.99 in the U.S., Activision has announced. The compilation of digital releases Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Seasons will have exclusive 3DS features like StreetPass and stereoscopic 3D. It'll also have extra content over and above its iOS origins, but Activision...

E3 2012: Get to the NA eShop for Some New 3DS Demos

Get to the NA eShop for Some New 3DS Demos

Try 'em out

If you're hankering for some new 3DS demos, you're in luck. Last night Nintendo announced that there'll be several new third party demos coming to the North American eShop in the near future. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes should be available right now, but you'll soon also be able to get your paws on trials of The Amazing Spider-Man,...

E3 2012: Skylanders Giants Stomping onto Wii U

Skylanders Giants Stomping onto Wii U

Ground shaking

Polish up those Skylanders figures; Skylanders Giants is coming to Wii U, and all your old models are compatible. During an interview with GameTrailers, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg confirmed that the sequel will be making its way over to Nintendo's new home console. Having taken toy technology under its wing in the original,...

News: Men in Black: Alien Crisis Confirmed for Wii

Men in Black: Alien Crisis Confirmed for Wii

The good guys dress in black, remember that

Another summer blockbuster, another video game spin-off. Many of these movie-based games are of questionable quality, and it's slightly concerning that we're only now finding out about Men in Black: Alien Crisis for Wii, to be published by Activision. This title will be released on 25th May, the same day...

News: Fee Fi Fo Fum, Activision Announces Skylanders Giants

Fee Fi Fo Fum, Activision Announces Skylanders Giants

Out this fall

After the runaway success of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure it's no surprise Activision is already planning another instalment, revealing Skylanders Giants at the American International Toy Fair. The next game — fully compatible with previous toys, kids — features figures twice the size of their predecessors that light up. You know...