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News: Two More New Weapons Coming To Splatoon Tomorrow

Two More New Weapons Coming To Splatoon Tomorrow

Ink-credible staying power

Nintendo has confirmed that two more weapons will be added to Splatoon tomorrow. The Carbon Roller and Custom Dual Squelcher are the items in question, and according to the recent leak, these are the sub weapons they'll be shipping with: Carbon Roller - Burst Bombs & Inkzooka Custom Dual Squelcher - Squid Beakon...

News: Luna Blaster Weapon Arriving Tomorrow For Splatoon

Luna Blaster Weapon Arriving Tomorrow For Splatoon

It's out of this world

Nintendo UK have confirmed that the "Luna Blaster" - the latest new Splatoon weapon is available for us Brits from tomorrow morning (Wednesday the 24th). As of yet, Nintendo of America haven't tweeted out the news, but it will presumably be available this evening - in keeping with the usual DLC release patterns. Little...

News: Two More Splatoon Weapons Are About to Arrive

Two More Splatoon Weapons Are About to Arrive

We can expect them today / tomorrow

Update: It's now confirmed that, as normal with these updates, these weapons will arrive at 7pm Pacific / 10pm Eastern today, which is 3am UK / 4am CET on 17th June in Europe. Because one new weapon just doesn't seem like enough, the L-3 Nozzlenose is being added to the ink gun arsenal today at 7 PM PT! This...

News: Splatoon’s Kelp Dome Multiplayer Map Is Now Live

Splatoon’s Kelp Dome Multiplayer Map Is Now Live

The game that keeps on giving

Nintendo’s squid shooter, Splatoon, continues to grow, with the latest update now live. The Kelp Dome map, previously featured in the single player portion of the game, will now appear in the multiplayer modes. Kelp Dome is a map featuring maze-like greenhouses. There are two pathways to take in this arena – above...

News: Free DLC Heading to Affordable Space Adventures, With Plans for Future Paid Content

Free DLC Heading to Affordable Space Adventures, With Plans for Future Paid Content

Extra Value Space Adventures

Affordable Space Adventures is one of a small group of Wii U exclusives, and arguably does more for the cause of the Wii U GamePad's unique capabilities than a number of Nintendo's own efforts. A collaboration between KnapNok Games and Nifflas, we gave it a strong recommendation in our review. It's a premium-priced...

News: Get Messy in Splatoon's Latest Free Stage, Kelp Dome

Get Messy in Splatoon's Latest Free Stage, Kelp Dome

If you get in trouble, just cry for kelp (sorry)

Update: It's now been confirmed that this stage will arrive today (10th June) at 7pm Pacific Time / 10pm Eastern, which supports the previous 'tomorrow morning' announcement from Nintendo of Europe as this is 3am UK / 4am CET. Original Article: Splatoon is turning out to be the game which keeps on...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate June DLC Brings Animal Crossing, Devil May Cry and Awesome Designs

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate June DLC Brings Animal Crossing, Devil May Cry and Awesome Designs

Oh my…

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is an enormous game, to a daunting degree. It keeps getting bigger thanks to free DLC, too - Capcom's playing the role of the devil to our Homer: "you want more donuts, have all the donuts you can eat!" Oh, we'll keep eating. That daft intro aside, Capcom has announced the details of the June DLC - they're...

News: Splatoon Producer Inks Out Reasons For Lack Of Voice Chat And Staggered Content Roll-Out

Splatoon Producer Inks Out Reasons For Lack Of Voice Chat And Staggered Content Roll-Out

"We really do understand the fun that can be had with this"

Nintendo caused quite a bit of heated discussion when it confirmed that online shooter Splatoon would lack voice chat. The ability to communicate with fellow players is a staple of other online shooters, but Nintendo decided against including it in this ink-covered offering. Critics...

News: K.K. Slider Hat and Outfit Confirmed as DLC for Super Smash Bros.

K.K. Slider Hat and Outfit Confirmed as DLC for Super Smash Bros.

It's a dog's life

While Mario Kart 8 has provided two core packs of fairly substantial DLC, Super Smash Bros. has delivered a range of options with one new fighter so far - Mewtwo - and a batch of Mii Fighter outfits. When you add all of the Smash Bros. DLC together there's already a hefty selection, albeit the outfits are limited to specific...

News: Splatoon Mii Fighter Outfits Coming to Super Smash Bros. in the Summer

Splatoon Mii Fighter Outfits Coming to Super Smash Bros. in the Summer

GameStop pre-order bonuses in the US, also coming to Europe

Nintendo has wrapped up its Splatoon Direct, which provided over 30 minutes of details on the upcoming Wii U-exclusive shooter. One piece of information saved until the end was confirmation of Splatoon-themed Mii Fighter outfits for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS; their...

News: Nintendo Suggests That Additional DLC for Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. Will Keep Us Playing

Nintendo Suggests That Additional DLC for Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. Will Keep Us Playing

Hints at more MK8 extras

Nintendo has released its financial results for the past year, which brought stronger profits than expected despite sales being down; the results are testament to a leaner, meaner Nintendo. It's predicting more profits in the coming year, though the 3DS family in particular is expected to decline. Yet in its section...

Video: Digital Foundry Puts the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Performance to the Test

Digital Foundry Puts the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Performance to the Test

Spoiler - it's impressive

The Digital Foundry team makes its living by delving into the minutiae of detail over a game's performance, looking at visual effects, resolution and frame rate among other factors. It did just that for Mario Kart 8 last year when it launched, and was full of praise for Nintendo's racer. In addition to being an attractive...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's May DLC Brings Metroid, Mega Man and Street Fighter Madness

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's May DLC Brings Metroid, Mega Man and Street Fighter Madness

The unlocks seem relatively sane, too

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is a massive game, and Capcom also throws in free monthly DLC to keep us busy. Though we've occasionally complained about the sometimes outrageous difficulty of some of the quest unlocks, it certainly gives us all plenty to aim for with cross-over outfits and awesome weapons. The May...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Paid-DLC Details Emerge With Characters, Quests and Skell Unlocks

Xenoblade Chronicles X Paid-DLC Details Emerge With Characters, Quests and Skell Unlocks

All available in a bundle for 2000 Yen, about $17

Xenoblade Chronicles X is downloading onto some Japanese Wii U systems right now, and new details on paid-DLC options have accompanied the launch. On a whole the content on offer seems to be a decent value, though day one extras aren't always greeted with open arms. The four characters above each...

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...