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E3 2012: Nintendo Land's Zelda Game Has Us in Stitches

Nintendo Land's Zelda Game Has Us in Stitches

Link's never looked cuter

Nintendo Land combines several key Nintendo franchises — Zelda, Animal Crossing and more — into a theme park-style minigame compilation. Each title has its own new graphical style, and the super-cutesy hand-stitched Zelda game certainly tickles our fancy. The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest game features archery and...

Reaction: James, Tom and Mike React to E3 2012

James, Tom and Mike React to E3 2012

What did we make of it?

Nintendo's E3 2012 press conference is over, and our editorial team James Newton, Tom Whitehead and Mike Mason sat down to dissect and discuss the biggest announcements and speak freely about what we made of it. What's your take on the conference — did it exceed your expectations or leave you cold?

E3 2012: Wii U Tech Specs Revealed

Wii U Tech Specs Revealed

1080p, NFC, powered by IBM and AMD chips

Nintendo has officially revealed the final tech specs for its Wii U console, many of which confirm what we've already heard about the system. The Wii U will be powered by an IBM multi-core CPU and AMD Radeon HD GPU combo. Sadly, the data falls short of supplying the amount of RAM inside Nintendo's new box...

E3 2012: Game & Wario is Like Wario Ware, But On Wii U

Game & Wario is Like Wario Ware, But On Wii U

He's-a gonna ween

Nintendo just pulled the cover off Game & Wario (temporary title), a Wii U compilation that's like WarioWare blended with Game & Watch. The title's minigames use only the Wii U GamePad, so we'll hopefully see some very smart uses of that new touch screen controller. One screenshot shows Jimmy, on skis, in HD. What more do...

E3 2012: Trine 2 On the Way to Wii U

Trine 2 On the Way to Wii U

Coming to the eShop

As you'd expect in a press conference limited to little over an hour, not all upcoming titles were shown off in the main event. One of these was Trine 2: Director's Cut, which sounds like an extended edition of the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade version of the title. It wasn't clear from the very brief appearance in an...

E3 2012: LEGO City Undercover Infiltrates Wii U, 3DS

LEGO City Undercover Infiltrates Wii U, 3DS

Building blocks

LEGO City Undercover is essentially Grand Theft Auto LEGO. Consider it bought. Rather than causing trouble, you'll be stopping crime as a blocky cop. It looks to play up the parody factor quite high: we spied The Matrix, some very OTT takes on kung fu action films and the ability to build up a very familiar green pipe. Once known...

E3 2012: Paper Mario Sticker Star Out This Holiday Season

Paper Mario Sticker Star Out This Holiday Season

Flat and 3D at once

Paper Mario Sticker Star, after a long period of silence, has been confirmed for a Holiday release on 3DS. As the title suggests, there'll be plenty of sticker collecting involved, which will then be used as items and attacks. It's also confirmed that it'll be available as both physical and digital downloads, which is as we...

E3 2012: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Jumps onto 3DS 19th August

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Jumps onto 3DS 19th August

Get your fire flowers ready

Hold onto your hats: New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be coming to Nintendo 3DS in the US on 19th August. The latest pillar of the 2D Mario revival was scheduled at Nintendo's E3 press conference. We'll learn more about the game tomorrow at a show just for 3DS tomorrow night. It'll be broadcast live on e3.nintendo.com at 6pm...

E3 2012: Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon to Launch This Christmas

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon to Launch This Christmas

Multiple mansions await Mario's bro

Nintendo has confirmed that Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - which has a new subtitle in the form of Dark Moon - will be putting the willies up 3DS owners this Christmas. A sequel to the GameCube launch title Luigi's Mansion, Dark Moon features more ghost-busting action, but this time Luigi has more than one building...

E3 2012: Wii Fit U Will Burn the Fat

Wii Fit U Will Burn the Fat

Is your body ready?

Wii Fit was a phenomenal success on Wii, and Nintendo is aiming to bring keen exercise-enthusiasts to Wii U. Wii Fit U will make use of the GamePad on occasion, and the good-old Wii Balance Board will get more living room time. There's some new exercises, of course, and the GamePad will also be used to carry on with the game...

E3 2012: Mass Effect 3 Lands On Wii U

Mass Effect 3 Lands On Wii U

Normandy X Nintendo

Mass Effect 3 has been announced for Wii U. EA's space epic was included in a third party games reel. We're unsure as yet if there are any enhancements for the Nintendo version; we're sure we'll find out soon. Are you interesting in boarding the Normandy on Wii U?

E3 2012: Scribblenauts Unlimited Drawn Into Wii U and 3DS

Scribblenauts Unlimited Drawn Into Wii U and 3DS

Fantabulistic

The Scribblenauts series had two entries on DS, earning praise for its creativity and charm. It's been confirmed that the series is coming not only to 3DS, but also in glorious HD on Wii U with Scribblenauts Unlimited. It'll include a multiplayer mode, with one player customising the characters and objects on the GamePad while the...

E3 2012: Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition Swoops Onto Wii U

Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition Swoops Onto Wii U

Back in bat

Batman will be swooping onto Wii U in expanded form in Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition. This is no quick port: Wii U GamePad will be used to access Detective Mode to scan the room, or mess around with The Bat's extensive tool belt. The Batarang can be remote controlled with the GamePad's gyroscopes. You can also hold the controller...

E3 2012: New Super Mario Bros. U Hopping Onto Wii U

New Super Mario Bros. U Hopping Onto Wii U

Miiverse will be a big part

Nintendo has confirmed New Super Mario Bros. U for Wii U, boasting that it will be the first social Mario game, making significant use of Miiverse. The trailer showed Yoshi, a flying 'squirrel' suit, and there's once again an emphasis on co-op multiplayer with Wii Remotes, while there's also a 'boost' mode that brings the...

E3 2012: Wii U Supports Two GamePads

Wii U Supports Two GamePads

Double the fun

Good news, multiplayers: Wii U supports two GamePads. During Nintendo's E3 press conference, Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that the system will be able to use two GamePads at once. The frame rate, however, will be halved when using two. That'll be one less person complaining of being left with a Wii Remote. Are you glad that Nintendo...

E3 2012: Pikmin 3 Sprouts On Wii U

Pikmin 3 Sprouts On Wii U

Planting the seed

We've had to be very patient, but Pikmin 3 has finally been announced for Wii U. Shigeru Miyamoto, Pikmin leaf poking out of his jacket pocket, announced the real time strategy game for the HD console. Miyamoto was happy to note that you can see the movement of each Pikmin. There's a new Pikmin type too — the rock Pikmin can be...

E3 2012: Mad Catz Has Got Wii U Covered

Mad Catz Has Got Wii U Covered

The accessories begin

You won't have to wait too long to get your Wii U accessories. Mad Catz has just announced a range of useful plastic, all ready for the launch of Nintendo's new home console. There's a fancy headset, a charging dock and an iPad-style protective screen cover. There's also a new Wii Remote charging station. Costs haven't been...