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E3 2012: Rabbids Land is a Wii U Party Board Game

Rabbids Land is a Wii U Party Board Game

Baaaaaw-rd

Ubisoft is making a mischievous play for Mario Party's market in Rabbids Land, a board game infused with mini games that'll be ready for Wii U's launch. The distractions are amusement park-inspired — is this going to become a theme on Wii U? — and mix up competitive and co-operative asymmetric multiplayer. Up to three players will...

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: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Gets Co-operative

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Gets Co-operative

Double your money

Here's a feature everybody's been wanting for New Super Mario Bros. 2 — it has a two player co-operative mode. You can run through the entire 3DS platformer alongside a friend, taking control of a Mario Bro. each. There are a couple of stumbling blocks though: both players need to own a copy of the game, and it's also only...

E3 2012: Reggie Confirms Fire Emblem Awakening for America

Reggie Confirms Fire Emblem Awakening for America

Everybody gets a turn

Although there was no mention of it during last night's 3DS software showcase, Fire Emblem: Awakening is coming to North America. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed to IGN the turns-based strategy RPG will make it across the Atlantic, but at the moment we don't know any more. Nintendo Europe recently...

E3 2012: Sports Connection Steps Up to the Plate

Sports Connection Steps Up to the Plate

Filling in for Wii Sports

Wii U's E3 2011 concept video hinted at a new version of Wii Sports. That hasn't been confirmed as a title actually in development so far, but luckily for sports fans Ubisoft is ready to pitch in with Sports Connection. The compilation gives you the chance to win kart races from the comfort of your bathroom, live the...

E3 2012: Epic Mickey 3DS Daubs Shelves 18th November

Epic Mickey 3DS Daubs Shelves 18th November

Pretty in paint

Last night's 3DS Software Showcase wasn't the frenzy of new games that was anticipated, but some good came of it: a US release date for Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion. DreamRift's portable take on the series will arrive on North American shores on 18th November 2012. Co-founder / creative director at DreamRift Peter Ong...

E3 2012: Nintendo's 3DS Software Showcase Live

Nintendo's 3DS Software Showcase Live

What will we see?

Nintendo's hosting a 3DS software showcase to spend more time talking about its range of upcoming 3DS games. And you know what? We're going to be covering it live right on this very page. It all kicks off at 6pm Pacific — that's 9pm Eastern and 2am UK time. Don't forget the comments will automatically refresh so kick back,...

News: Reggie: Retro's Hard at Work, Won't Say More

Reggie: Retro's Hard at Work, Won't Say More

Could be a long wait

We all wanted Nintendo to show what Retro Studios is working on, but we saw nothing of its mysterious project during yesterday's E3 conference. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has assured fans the developer is hard at work, but we probably won't get to see it for quite a while. Speaking to IGN, Fils-Aime said:...

E3 2012: Corbie's Photos From the Show - Day One

Corbie's Photos From the Show - Day One

Take a journey through LA

Our man Corbie Dillard has been pounding the LA showfloors this week to go hands-on with some of the most exciting upcoming games you'll be playing later this year. But when his hands haven't been wrapped around a control pad they've been snapping photos left, right and centre. Here's some of Corbie's shots from LA so far...

E3 2012: Your Shape Gets U Bending

Your Shape Gets U Bending

Witness the fitness

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 is set to go toe-to-toe with Nintendo's own Wii Fit U in Wii U's launch window. Only the strongest will survive: does Ubisoft's exercise-a-thon have a chance of winning the battle with Nintendo's considerable bulge? There's certainly going to be plenty of peer pressure to lose those pounds with a...

E3 2012: Rayman Legends Trailer Looks Glorious in HD

Rayman Legends Trailer Looks Glorious in HD

Wii U's best looking title?

Ubisoft's got eight games on the way to Wii U, but few look as beautiful as Rayman Legends. Don't believe us? Here's a five minute gameplay video running in 720p. Rayman Legends is exclusive to Wii U and supports five players: four using Wii Remotes and one using the Wii U GamePad to play as Murphy, a helpful little chap...

E3 2012: The Most Gorgeous Wii U Screenshots Yet

The Most Gorgeous Wii U Screenshots Yet

See what Wii U can do

We might not know exactly what's inside Wii U, but we can show you what comes out of the machine in these HD screenshots. We've pored over Nintendo's screenshots and picked out some of the most impressive shots just for you. Click any of the stills for a bigger view. Pikmin 3 Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge Scribblenauts...

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,...

E3 2012: Miyamoto's Small Game is Under Wraps For Now

Miyamoto's Small Game is Under Wraps For Now

Maybe next year

Shigeru Miyamoto's talked in the past about working on smaller projects, but the only project of his we saw at E3 2012 was Pikmin 3. He's assured Joystiq he is still working on something but we probably won't see it until next year. People like to ask me if I want to do a small project with a small team. I do like working with a...

E3 2012: New Super Mario Bros. Wii U Screenshot Comparison

New Super Mario Bros. Wii U Screenshot Comparison

Then and now

Last year's reveal of New Super Mario Bros. Mii underwhelmed some last year, but this year's screenshots of New Super Mario Bros. U look a lot better. We've put together a gallery comparing screenshots from last year's technical demonstration to this year's game. The overriding impression we get is that the backgrounds have been most...

Reaction: Your Opinions on Nintendo's E3 Conference

Your Opinions on Nintendo's E3 Conference

A mixed bag

Nintendo E3 conferences are a funny business, with just 70 minutes to try and please as many people as possible: not an easy task. This year Nintendo went big with Wii U and showed off a variety of first and third party titles, covering a lot of bases. Of course, it's easy to focus on what wasn't revealed, but ultimately we do have big...

E3 2012: Animal Crossing Wii U Gets More Friendly with Miiverse

Animal Crossing Wii U Gets More Friendly with Miiverse

Friend finder

It's no surprise that Katsuya Eguchi, the creator of Animal Crossing and hardware producer on Wii U, is already thinking about how to combine the two. Speaking at last night's developer roundtable, Eguchi mused on how Wii U's Miiverse social network could enhance Animal Crossing's community. Eguchi said in the past people have had a...

E3 2012: Nintendo Land is More Expansive Than You Thought

Nintendo Land is More Expansive Than You Thought

Not another Wii Play

Nintendo Land is intended as a Wii U equivalent of Wii Sports, but so far it looks more like a new Wii Play. Not so, says Nintendo. Each of the attractions will be deeper than the games found in Wii Play, with multiple stages, modes and adjusting difficulty levels. Wii U hardware producer Katsuya Eguchi took to the stage at...