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Poll: With Races Won and Cups Collected, How Do You Rate Mario Kart 8's DLC Pack 2?

With Races Won and Cups Collected, How Do You Rate Mario Kart 8's DLC Pack 2?

And 200cc, for that matter

It's clear that Nintendo's approach to DLC has moved on a great deal when extras begin to take on the status of a brand new release. With April being generally low on enticing new releases, the big N successfully got plenty of current Wii U and 3DS gamers excited with DLC for existing evergreen blockbusters. In the case of...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Development Details Emerge in Iwata Asks Interview

Xenoblade Chronicles X Development Details Emerge in Iwata Asks Interview

Going into detail on the huge adventure that awaits

Xenoblade Chronicles X is about to arrive in Japan, bringing an end to a huge development undertaking for Monolith Soft. While Wii U owners in the West need to wait until later in the year, the build up to release in Japan has brought plenty of fascinating details, also boosted by a recent

Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 DLC is a Winning Formula for Nintendo, But It Can Go Further

Mario Kart 8 DLC is a Winning Formula for Nintendo, But It Can Go Further

A real Battle Mode, Challenges and more

We suspect that the online multiplayer servers for Mario Kart 8 saw a handsome spike this week, with the launch of DLC Pack 2 and an update that includes the 200cc race class. It's a title that just keeps growing, and as we argued recently the arrival of non-Mario franchises points to a potential future for...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Shares His Positive Feelings on Producing "Authentic" Super Smash Bros. DLC With a Smaller Team

Masahiro Sakurai Shares His Positive Feelings on Producing "Authentic" Super Smash Bros. DLC With a Smaller Team

"It’s all about making players happy"

It wasn't so long ago that Masahiro Sakurai was musing on his future with Super Smash Bros. and prompting fans to worry, sounding rather worn down and contemplating stepping away from the franchise. It seems that the last few months and a switch up in development - to focusing on DLC - has lightened...

Video: Here's Our Own Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 Showcase

Here's Our Own Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 Showcase

The Return of Baby Park

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines....again! The second DLC pack for Mario Kart 8 is here and it is a must-buy piece of downloadable content if ever there were one. Even if Animal Crossing isn't your cup of tea, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about this pack. How about another F-Zero track? Is Dry Bowser...

Live: Nintendo UK Shows Off Mario Kart 8 DLC and 200cc Mode

Nintendo UK Shows Off Mario Kart 8 DLC and 200cc Mode

Remember to brake

As this is Mario Kart 8 day, in particular thanks to the free 200cc mode and the Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 pack, we thought we'd share yet another opportunity to check it out. Nintendo UK is running a live stream from 5pm to 6pm local time, which will be showing off the new tracks and 200cc mode. If you haven't yet had a...

News: Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Available to Download Right Now

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Available to Download Right Now

Rev up the engines

The time is here, with the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 and software update now available to download; if you try and fire up your copy of the game it should automatically trigger a download update. Once that's done you can open up the game and set the DLC downloading - when that's finished you have various delights waiting for you...

News: Avengers: Age of Ultron DLC Rolling Out to Zen Pinball 2 Soon

Avengers: Age of Ultron DLC Rolling Out to Zen Pinball 2 Soon

We're going to show you something... beautiful

Excited cinema goers will be rushing in droves to see the latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Avengers: Age of Ultron hits the silver screen in Europe later this week. (Sorry North America, you'll have to wait until 1st May). Of course, every cinematic blockbuster such as this has a...

Rumour: More Super Smash Bros. Code Digging Points to Five Planned DLC Characters and Seven Stages

More Super Smash Bros. Code Digging Points to Five Planned DLC Characters and Seven Stages

Pass the salt...

Nintendo knows what it's done. It's releasing paid-DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, opened the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot for fans to vote for future inclusions, and in the process got us dreaming of exciting characters arriving in the future. Rumours and counter-rumours fly around as a result. Of...

Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. DLC Can Evolve the Concept of Nintendo 'Evergreen' Releases

Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. DLC Can Evolve the Concept of Nintendo 'Evergreen' Releases

Bringing more gaming with less release

Let's kick off this article with some current-day realities - not negative as such, but perhaps uncomfortable. At the moment, especially with the Wii U, Nintendo is responsible for producing the bulk of high-quality retail releases. There are partners or second-party studios producing some key efforts - like...

Poll: Would You Like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. DLC to Expand for a Whole Generation?

Would You Like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. DLC to Expand for a Whole Generation?

Platforms within platforms

This week Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS had its first DLC in the form of Mii character outfits, while on 23rd April we'll get to enjoy the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2. We know there's more to come in Super Smash Bros. in the form of purchasable characters - Mewtwo (already available to eligible Club Nintendo...

Video: Nintendo Minute Races Around the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

Nintendo Minute Races Around the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

On the starting grid

The Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 - or Mario Kart 8 X Animal Crossing, if you prefer - is now just days away, adding another eight tracks, three characters (four if you count Boy and Girl Villager separately) and four vehicles. There'll also be the 200cc mode as a free extra for everyone, too. One of the Wii U's finest games is about...

First Impressions: The Addictive Futility of the New StreetPass Games

The Addictive Futility of the New StreetPass Games

An existential crisis wrapped in awesome Nintendo cutesy style

Here's a tale of the lengths that editorial director Damien McFerran and editor Tom Whitehead went to in order to test out the new StreetPass games - StreetPass Zombies / Battleground Z and StreetPass Fishing / Ultimate Angler. Due to working in a small UK town and not Tokyo, added to...

Reminder: New StreetPass DLC Games Offer a 'Thank You Pack' Discount if You Own Original Extras

New StreetPass DLC Games Offer a 'Thank You Pack' Discount if You Own Original Extras

So says the StreetPass rabbit in the UK

For fans of StreetPass, who like to gather hits where possible and spend a surprising amount of time clearing the charming games on offer, today's a rather happy day. Two fresh games are available - Ultimate Angler / StreetPass Fishing and Battleground Z / StreetPass Zombies. These can be bought individually...

Poll: What Are You Most Excited About in the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2?

What Are You Most Excited About in the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2?

Tracks, characters, vehicles, amiibo suits and free 200cc all coming

Earlier today Nintendo finally unveiled its full line-up for the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2, with a whole host of lovely videos joining the announcement. We've also had a chance to go hands on with everything the DLC has to offer, including 200cc mode, to share our views on how its...