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News: Here's A More Detailed Look At Nintendo's E3 2015 Schedule

Here's A More Detailed Look At Nintendo's E3 2015 Schedule

Your one-stop guide to the week's events

E3 is happening this weekend, and Nintendo has plenty of events taking place - kicking off the with a special Smash Bros. video broadcast and the much-hyped return of the Nintendo World Championships. We've also got the Digital Event to look forward - surely the biggest part of the whole E3 schedule for...

News: The Nintendo World Championships Legend of Zelda Challenge Has Been Detailed

The Nintendo World Championships Legend of Zelda Challenge Has Been Detailed

Thor Aackerlund and Jeff Hansen to be guests of honour

The Nintendo World Championships are now just two days away, and details around the live event continue to be revealed. The latest batch of information from Nintendo of America relates to one of the game events and some welcome special guests that will feature. First of all, details have been...

Video: Watch the Lovely Moment When a Nintendo World Championships Finalist Gets The Decisive Call

Watch the Lovely Moment When a Nintendo World Championships Finalist Gets The Decisive Call

Will go up against 15 rivals in LA

Just recently Nintendo of America revealed the eight qualifiers for the Nintendo World Championships final event, taking place in LA on 14th June. These hardy souls made their way to qualifying events and set impressive scores in the Championship Mode of Ultimate NES Remix to secure their spot. With travel and...

News: Hyrule Warriors Is Slashing Its Way to 3DS

Hyrule Warriors Is Slashing Its Way to 3DS

Whoops, Koei Tecmo went early

Update: Koei Tecmo has now taken the original video offline, but many mirrors have already been uploaded, one of which is included in this article. Original Article: Well, it seems someone at Koei Tecmo needs to re-take YouTube Management 101, as a video has been posted unlisted - but available - that reveals Hyrule...

News: Splatoon to Feature as Details on Competitors and Format Are Released for the Nintendo World Championships

Splatoon to Feature as Details on Competitors and Format Are Released for the Nintendo World Championships

Kevin Pereira to host

The Nintendo World Championships live event in LA will be a fun way to kick off E3 week, and Nintendo of America has now outlined key details on the contest. We now know two of the games to be included - one freshly announced - along with a basic format, the competitors and the host. In terms of the format and games included,...

News: Nintendo Confirms Treehouse Pre-Show for Nintendo World Championships

Nintendo Confirms Treehouse Pre-Show for Nintendo World Championships

Warming us up

The Nintendo World Championships are no longer the exciting début of E3 week, but will now follow a Super Smash Bros. Special Video Presentation that'll be hosted by Masahiro Sakurai. Nevertheless the live event from LA could be intriguing, with its format still to be revealed. Nintendo of America did promise a pre-tournament...

News: PlatinumGames to Unveil a New Title at E3

PlatinumGames to Unveil a New Title at E3

IGN to host the reveal

Anticipation for E3 just stepped up a notch for fans of intense, bombastic and hugely entertaining games, with the news that PlatinumGames will be unveiling a new title at the show. The news comes from IGN, who will host the début announcement and footage on Tuesday 16th June at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern / 11pm UK /...

News: Nintendo Announces a Special Video Presentation for Super Smash Bros., Hosted by Masahiro Sakurai

Nintendo Announces a Special Video Presentation for Super Smash Bros., Hosted by Masahiro Sakurai

Let the E3 hype begin

Nintendo has made clear before now that it would have some broadcasts running before this Sunday's Nintendo World Championships, and we can get excited as details on one such presentation have been revealed; this one's for Super Smash Bros. fans. It's confirmed that a 'Special Video Presentation' from Masahiro Sakurai will be...

Talking Point: Looking Ahead to the Nintendo World Championships 2015

Looking Ahead to the Nintendo World Championships 2015

Nintendo can start E3 with a bang

A week from today Nintendo will host a live event in Los Angeles that'll get the E3 party started for its fans. For the second year running the company's template for the expo is to combine a pre-prepared Digital Event with a live event and hour-upon-hour of Treehouse coverage, while some Best Buy customers will...

Talking Point: Prepare Yourselves - E3 Silly Season is Here

Prepare Yourselves - E3 Silly Season is Here

There's no escape

E3 is a peculiar beast, and comparisons to Christmas certainly work. In one sense it's "the most wonderful time of the year" - you can croon along to that line in your own head - but it's also a stressful nightmare. We may love the festive meals, jolly times and moments of relaxation at the end of the year, but they're bookended...

News: Nintendo World Championships Event Time Confirmed, With The Legend of Zelda NES Included in the Final

Nintendo World Championships Event Time Confirmed, With The Legend of Zelda NES Included in the Final

Pre-show broadcasts also promised

Following the past weekend's Nintendo World Championship's qualifiers, Nintendo of America has used its quirky Nintendo Direct Micro and subsequent details to flesh out the final event that's taking place in LA on 14th June. For starters, the big event will be at 3pm Pacific time on 14th June, which is 6pm Eastern...

News: Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems With Wii U Version, Hoping For Nintendo Hardware Announcement at E3

Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems With Wii U Version, Hoping For Nintendo Hardware Announcement at E3

"At the moment we're running at about 23FPS on the Wii U"

Project CARS is out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, performing well in early sales indicators. It was a project that suffered its share of delays, and the Wii U version was pushed back the most and given a loose '2015' window. Developer Slightly Mad Studios and publisher Bandai Namco have been...

Reaction: Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the Mic, With Its Nintendo World Championships 2015 Qualifiers

Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the Mic, With Its Nintendo World Championships 2015 Qualifiers

Less an event to capture social media, more one-off E3 show

Following Nintendo's outline of its E3 plans last week, we got rather optimistic and hopeful about the Nintendo World Championships 2015, stating that the E3 event could be just the beginning. We cited the ongoing success of the truly global Pokémon tournaments as a potential blueprint,...

Feature: A Nintendo Fan's Guide to E3 2015

A Nintendo Fan's Guide to E3 2015

Plenty to see

The madness is on the way, with Los Angeles all set to host hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees for E3 2015. While technically an expo like any other, it has become far more than that for game companies and their fans. It's a major centrepiece of any gaming year, and an opportunity for major publishers and developers to...

News: Work in Progress Video Fires Up Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo E3 Rumours

Work in Progress Video Fires Up Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo E3 Rumours

But...

E3 is about a month away, which means rumours will arrive with great regularity. Another is now doing the rounds about a potential E3 show; while potentially exciting, it's important to break it down and realise that, actually, it may not be entirely accurate. The source of this buzz is a presentation from NAB 2015, a major convention run by...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Modest Sales Targets Keep Wii U and 3DS Expectations Under Control

Nintendo's Modest Sales Targets Keep Wii U and 3DS Expectations Under Control

E3 surprises are still a solid bet, however

In consecutive years Nintendo predicted a return to good times, struggled to deliver and reported financial losses; with that in mind the recent annual results were a major positive. Nintendo reported a decent profit and showed enough positive intent that shareholders were happy, with the company's value...