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News: Wii U Epic Mickey 2 May Not Feature Off-TV Play

Wii U Epic Mickey 2 May Not Feature Off-TV Play

Golly, Pluto!

At a preview event on Tuesday, a Disney Interactive employee apparently confirmed that Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of Two will not include off-TV play. This means that you won’t be able to play the game solely on the Wii U GamePad. Off-TV play was something Junction Studios would have liked to achieve, but due to time restrains it...

News: Wii U Pro Controller Feels "Amateurish", Say Kotaku

Wii U Pro Controller Feels "Amateurish", Say Kotaku

Hands-on time reveals potential issue

Kotaku's Brian Ashcraft has voiced his opinion on the Wii U Pro Controller, and it's not pretty. Ashcraft has stated in no uncertain terms that he "hates" the pad, which bares a strong resemblance to the Xbox 360 controller. He said: The Wii U Controller...feels, well, cheap. There's a nice gloss coating,...

News: The Wii U Is Region Locked, Of Course

The Wii U Is Region Locked, Of Course

Quelle surprise!

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, it has been confirmed by Japanese publication Famitsu (via a translated tweet) that the Wii U will feature a region lock system. This is hardly a massive shock, as all Nintendo's domestic consoles have incorporated such a safeguard - only the Game Boy and DS ranges have opted out so far. The...

News: Don't Expect Any NFC-Ready Games At Wii U Launch

Don't Expect Any NFC-Ready Games At Wii U Launch

None of the day-one titles feature any support for new wireless tech

If you follow the world of cell phones then you'll have heard of NFC (or "Near Field Communication"). It's a big thing in the mobile world right now (despite the fact that Apple has left it out of the new iPhone 5) and Nintendo has been forward-thinking enough to include it in the...

News: Sorry, But GBA Games Aren't Coming To The 3DS Virtual Console After All

Sorry, But GBA Games Aren't Coming To The 3DS Virtual Console After All

Nintendo Australia issues 'corrective statement'

Remember that Dr. Mario GBA page we told you about on the Nintendo of Australia website? The one that made us think that GBA games may be on their way to the 3DS Virtual Console? Sadly, it was all just a big mistake. The page was listed 'in error' and Nintendo's Aussie department has issued the...

News: Sorry Lost Planet Fans, EX Troopers Isn't Coming To The West

Sorry Lost Planet Fans, EX Troopers Isn't Coming To The West

Anime-style action title remains a Japanese exclusive

Capcom's Corporate Officer and Senior Vice-President Christian Svensson has confirmed that the company currently has no plans to bring Lost Planet spin-off EX Troopers to the west. The disappointing news was delivered in an 'Ask Capcom' thread on the company's official forums. The forum...

News: No Sequel From The World Ends With You Teaser

No Sequel From The World Ends With You Teaser

The end of the world?

A week ago we brought you the news that Square Enix had launched a teaser website that strongly suggested a project related to DS title The World Ends With You, which was enough to get some people rather excited about a potential sequel. As the countdown on the site continued a worrying story spread around the web that this was...

News: Planning To Download New Super Mario Bros. 2? You'll Need About 45 Minutes

Planning To Download New Super Mario Bros. 2? You'll Need About 45 Minutes

Plenty of time to make a hot drink, then

Much has been made of Nintendo's move into digital download retail releases; while this kind of distribution is commonplace on consoles such as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation Vita, Nintendo is only just finding its feet. New Super Mario Bros. 2 is the first Nintendo game to be available digitally and in stores...

News: No Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 for Wii U

No Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 for Wii U

Fangs for nothing

Despite Nintendo's insistence that Wii U won't miss out on support from third party developers and will be getting key multiformat releases, it seems that developers are yet to be convinced. As part of an upcoming interview with Konami's Dave Cox, it was confirmed that the forthcoming sequel to popular reboot Castlevania: Lords of...

News: Metro: Last Light No Longer Confirmed for Wii U

Metro: Last Light No Longer Confirmed for Wii U

Flickering flame

Last year at E3 we heard Metro: Last Light was coming to Wii U. Well, now it seems it might not be, as THQ's global brand manager Mark Madsen told Digital Spy the game might not make it to Wii U. Madsen said the game is not currently in development for Wii U and that, while a port could still happen, it'd be "correct" to say it's...

News: "Too Many Hurdles" to Ni No Kuni DS Translation

"Too Many Hurdles" to Ni No Kuni DS Translation

Magic book blamed

Level-5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration Ni No Kuni is getting an English release on PS3 in 2013, but its DS counterpart won't be leaving Japan. Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino explained to Famitsu (via Andriasang) some of the difficulties preventing the portable adventure reaching the West. The DS game comes with a large Magic Master...

News: Nintendo Leaves BAFTA Empty-Handed

Nintendo Leaves BAFTA Empty-Handed

Not a Tanooki statue in sight

Last night saw the GAME British Academy Video Game Awards in London, with Nintendo's brightest and best up for several awards. Shame the Big N didn't actually win any, then. Arguably the biggest upset came in the Mobile & Handheld Game category, where iPad title Peggle HD beat Super Mario 3D Land to take the title...

News: Nintendo Rejects The Binding of Isaac

Nintendo Rejects The Binding of Isaac

Playing it safe

At the start of the year we reported that approval was being sought for The Binding of Isaac on 3DS, a game co-created and developed by Edmund McMillen, one half of Super Meat Boy creators Team Meat. It's a title with its share of mature, controversial themes, while the plot references and re-tells a well known bible story. The...

Feature: 3DS Games You'll Probably Never Play

3DS Games You'll Probably Never Play

Cancelled!

The 3DS has endured some trying times in its short lifespan, among these being a number of cancellations of high-profile games by third-party publishers and developers. We've decided to highlight five of the biggest titles to get the chop in the past year, why they were cancelled and the likelihood of these games being resurrected...

News: Rayman Origins 3DS Has No Multiplayer

Rayman Origins 3DS Has No Multiplayer

Rayman Origins on 3DS has no multiplayer modes, Ubisoft has confirmed to us. A fact sheet for the 3DS version of the game emerged the other day and didn't make any mention of multiplayer, and now we know why -- there's no local or online co-op play in Rayman's 3DS outing, a shame as four-player was one of the best things about Rayman Origins on...

News: Rising Star Explains Rune Factory: Oceans Wii No-Show

Rising Star Explains Rune Factory: Oceans Wii No-Show

"Wasn't on the table"

Rising Star Games just announced its 2012 line-up, but while it's bringing Rune Factory: Oceans on PlayStation 3 to Europe, Rune Factory: Oceans for Wii is missing from the publisher's slate. We asked product marketing manager Yen Hau why Wii owners in Europe won't be able to continue their Rune Factory adventures. Rising Star Games have always had, and continue to