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News: Nintendo Reveals When Wii Party U And Wii Fit U Will Become Available

Nintendo Reveals When Wii Party U And Wii Fit U Will Become Available

Get in on the action this October and December

During the Nintendo Direct broadcast this week, we were given the slightly disappointing news that both Wii Fit U and Wii Party U were being delayed to an unspecified later date. Wii Fit U had been previously scheduled for this Summer, and Wii Party U had been announced earlier this year and was hoping...

News: Sakurai: New Super Smash Bros. To Strike A Balance Between Hardcore And Casual

Sakurai: New Super Smash Bros. To Strike A Balance Between Hardcore And Casual

Tripping is out, for one

Some people like to place themselves in one of two camps when it comes to the Super Smash Bros. series: either siding with the faster-paced, more technical Melee or favoring the wilder yet easier to access Brawl. The rest of us just shrug and start chucking home run bats at each other no matter which version we’re playing,...

News: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Launches This November In North America

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Launches This November In North America

Still no date for Europe

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, the upcoming 3DS title set in the same world a A Link to the Past, has been listed for a November release in North America. The date was announced during an analyst meeting at E3, where Satoru Iwata revealed the schedule of 3DS titles Nintendo has in store for 2013. Europe is...

Weirdness: The Wacky World of Nintendo at E3 2013

The Wacky World of Nintendo at E3 2013

The Villager is a homicidal sociopath, apparently

With another E3 coming to an end, we've once again seen Nintendo produce some quirky moments. It must be one of the few multi-billion dollar corporations with executives willing to pose in somewhat bizarre setups, either in front of the obligatory over-sized props or, on occasion, playing a bit of...

News: Reggie: Publishers Should Create Great Games To Stem The Impact Of Used Game Sales

Reggie: Publishers Should Create Great Games To Stem The Impact Of Used Game Sales

"The replayability of our content is super strong"

One of the biggest talking points at E3 this year has been used games and how publishers and developers are trying to stop them from putting a dent in their profits. Of course, when buying a used game all of the proceeds are given to the retailer. Several strategies have been conjured up over the...

News: Retro Studios: "After Donkey Kong Country Returns We Had A Lot Of Gas Left In The Tank"

Retro Studios: "After Donkey Kong Country Returns We Had A Lot Of Gas Left In The Tank"

Developer reveals why it chose to make another Donkey Kong Country title

Nintendo finally announced Retro Studios' latest game during its E3 Nintendo Direct with the reveal of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. As previously reported, the developer chose a Donkey Kong title over a Metroid one and many people have been wondering why this is...

News: Iwata: Japanese Third Parties Investing More In 3DS Software

Iwata: Japanese Third Parties Investing More In 3DS Software

Nintendo working with third parties to release titles in the West

The Nintendo 3DS has been a huge hit in Japan. It consistently tops the hardware sales charts by quite a distance and naturally this has led to many Japanese studios investing in creating software for the system. This was something Nintendo President Satoru Iwata brought up during...

Features: The Joys of Following Nintendo at E3

The Joys of Following Nintendo at E3

A rollercoaster ride

E3 2013 is entering the final stretch, with one final day of the show floor being open for thousands of keen gamers to rush to their favourite booths. The PR campaigning will start to fade, too, as executives and developers pack up and try to remember where they put their passports. Rather like last year, this E3 has arguably...

News: Iwata: More Unannounced Third Party Titles Will Come

Iwata: More Unannounced Third Party Titles Will Come

"We hope to revitalize the platform with our strong first party lineup"

Nintendo has had a bit of a problem getting many third party developers to create content for the Wii U as the install base is currently relatively low. Yesterday, Reggie Fils-Aime said Nintendo plans to boost the amount of consoles in the wild by releasing more great first...

News: Over 1,000 Parties Interested In Developing For Wii U Since Nintendo Web Framework Announcement

Over 1,000 Parties Interested In Developing For Wii U Since Nintendo Web Framework Announcement

Lots of indie developers want to get on board

Nintendo announced the Nintendo Web Framework during the Games Developers Conference in San Francisco in March. Essentially, it provides a method of developing software for Wii U by using open web technologies like HTML5 and JavaScript. Since then it appears to have been a hit with small developers as...

Poll: Which Wii U E3 Game Has Impressed You the Most?

Which Wii U E3 Game Has Impressed You the Most?

There are plenty to choose from

This E3 has seen Nintendo show off a lot of Wii U software, even if we already knew about all but one of them before the expo launched. Rather than potential based on name alone, however, we've now seen these titles in action, with some certainly catching the eye. With the expo now having been open to the public,...

News: Reggie: Nintendo Aiming To Increase Wii U Third Party Support By Boosting The Install Base

Reggie: Nintendo Aiming To Increase Wii U Third Party Support By Boosting The Install Base

Nintendo isn't ruling out future E3 press conferences

Nintendo's E3 Nintendo Direct presentation was filled with great first party titles, however, there wasn't very much in the way of third party content. In an interview with Game Trailers, Reggie Fils-Aime said Nintendo aims to generate more third party support by increasing the Wii U user base...

News: Nintendo Setting Up Thousands Of StreetPass Relay Stations Across US And Europe

Nintendo Setting Up Thousands Of StreetPass Relay Stations Across US And Europe

Bring on the green flashing lights!

Nintendo has confirmed it is still committed to the StreetPass function of the 3DS by announcing during an analyst briefing at E3 that it is creating thousands of new StreetPass relay stations across the US and Europe. The company plans to turn 28,000 Wi-Fi access points into relays in the US, while Europe is set...