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News: Eiji Aonuma and Hideki Konno Wander Into The StreetPass Mii Plaza

Eiji Aonuma and Hideki Konno Wander Into The StreetPass Mii Plaza

Raid their collection of pink puzzle pieces!

Eiji Aonuma, the producer of the Legend of Zelda series, and Mario Kart producer Hideki Konno have been sent marching out to StreetPass Mii Plazas around the world by Nintendo. Should you have your 3DS connected to the internet you should find a SpotPass notification announcing the special Miis' arrival...

News: Ubisoft Scaling Back Support For Wii U, Expects Price Cut To Bolster Sales

Ubisoft Scaling Back Support For Wii U, Expects Price Cut To Bolster Sales

Is the Wii U about to lose one of its biggest supporters?

Ubisoft has confirmed during its recent investor meeting that it will be scaling back support for Nintendo's Wii U console. The French publisher — which has Assassin's Creed IV, Watch_Dogs and Rayman Legends all scheduled to hit the system before the end of 2013 — also stated that it...

News: Pokémon X & Y Developer Roundtable Reveals Sky Battles And Horde Encounters

Pokémon X & Y Developer Roundtable Reveals Sky Battles And Horde Encounters

Three new Pokémon also announced

Nintendo announced a new type of Pokémon during its E3 Nintendo Direct - the Fairy type. It's super effective against dragon types, which is definitely a good thin considering how tough they can be! All of a sudden Jigglypuff doesn't look so weak anymore! The Fairy type will make its debut in Pokémon X & Y...

Feature: The Big E3 Nintendo Direct Round-up

The Big E3 Nintendo Direct Round-up

The most important E3 coverage in one place

Nintendo may not have hosted a live press conference this year, but through Nintendo Direct and a number of subsequent developer videos it still bombarded us with information of games coming this year and beyond. Although most of the big reveals were already known ahead of time, we had some important...

News: Miyamoto: Working With Both Hardware And Software Offers Nintendo "Strong Advantages"

Miyamoto: Working With Both Hardware And Software Offers Nintendo "Strong Advantages"

Not looking to move to smartphones any time soon, then

Abandoning hardware and becoming a software-only company would rob Nintendo of many "strong environmental advantanges", according to the company's most famous staff member. Speaking to GamesIndustry International, Shigeru Miyamoto has refuted claims that making software for other hardware would...

News: Frog Suit Confirmed For Super Mario 3D World

Frog Suit Confirmed For Super Mario 3D World

Mario's making a splash

Super Mario 3D World brings a new power-up to the party with the Cat Suit and it looks as though an old classic will also be available for Mario to use too. During a presentation at E3, attended by IGN, Nintendo announced the Frog Suit would be making a comeback and it'll most likely help out in any underwater segments Mario...

News: Nintendo Loses Exclusivity On Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut For Wii U

Nintendo Loses Exclusivity On Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut For Wii U

Where have we seen this before?

Square Enix has confirmed that Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut will be making its way to Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, meaning the game will no longer be a Wii U exclusive. Executive game designer Jean Francois Dugas from Eidos Montreal — the developer behind the action title — revealed during...

News: Aonuma Explains Why The 3DS Wasn't Used As The Tingle Tuner In Wind Waker HD

Aonuma Explains Why The 3DS Wasn't Used As The Tingle Tuner In Wind Waker HD

All focus was on the social elements of Miiverse

In the original The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker for the GameCube, Link was given a device called the Tingle Tuner, which allowed a player to control Tingle and help with various quests in the game. This was done by linking a Game Boy Advance to the GameCube. Zelda producer, Eiji Aonuma, was asked why...

News: Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD Is Also Coming To Wii U

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD Is Also Coming To Wii U

More Oddworld? Yes please

Following yesterday's announcement that Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New 'N' Tasty is coming to the Wii U eShop, Oddworld Inhabitants revealed that Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD is also making its way to the Wii U's digital store. The game is a high definition port, with the original already having enjoyed success on the Xbox...

News: Call of Duty: Ghosts Confirmed For Wii U

Call of Duty: Ghosts Confirmed For Wii U

Infinity Ward wants to "keep it mysterious"

Activision is remaining quiet on the Call of Duty: Ghosts front for the Wii U. In April, retailers leaked a supposed new Call of Duty title, and had listed several platforms including the Wii U. The company officially announced the game last month, but didn't h

News: Miyamoto: Zelda Wii U Was Considered For Display At This Year's E3

Miyamoto: Zelda Wii U Was Considered For Display At This Year's E3

The game is progressing nicely

Fans of the Zelda series were treated to footage and information on both The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, and the newly titled The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. This was more than enough to feed our needy ears, however a lot of us are itching to hear about the Zelda title in development for the Wii U...

News: David Wise Returns To Compose The Soundtrack To Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

David Wise Returns To Compose The Soundtrack To Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

The legendary Rare composer is back

Nintendo announced Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze during today's E3 Nintendo Direct presentation. It's the direct sequel to Donkey Kong Country Returns but also sits in with the entire series which dates back to the Super Nintendo era when Donkey Kong Country emerged. David Wise composed all three of the...

News: Kensuke Tanabe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is "Kind of a Road Movie"

Kensuke Tanabe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is "Kind of a Road Movie"

Dynamic camera, furriness and an unnamed additional character discussed

In one of a series of developer videos recently released by Nintendo, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze producer Kensuke Tanabe took some time to discuss some of the design choices and priorities that he shared with primary developers Retro Studios. Some are fundamental to...

News: Miyamoto: I Can Recommend Pikmin 3 To Anyone

Miyamoto: I Can Recommend Pikmin 3 To Anyone

Suitable for all ages

Speaking in a developer video, Shigeru Miyamoto has enthused about Pikmin 3, explaining that he became convinced that the upcoming Wii U title is a game that everybody can play after some neighbourhood children recognised his Pikmin characters. Nintendo's legendary game designer mentioned how pleased he is with how the game...

News: Mega Man 6 Up Now on the 3DS Virtual Console in Europe

Mega Man 6 Up Now on the 3DS Virtual Console in Europe

Gotta run, gotta run now!

Classic NES platformer Mega Man 6 is available to download now from the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in Europe. As is the norm for eShop releases, Rockman's 1994 adventure was originally scheduled for release this Thursday, but seems to have been released early in celebration of the 'Mega Man Special' currently featured on...

News: Super Mario 3D World is "The Grand Culmination" of The Best Ideas From Past 3D Mario Titles

Super Mario 3D World is "The Grand Culmination" of The Best Ideas From Past 3D Mario Titles

Koichi Hayashida explores the new features in the upcoming release

Super Mario 3D World was one of the first major announcements from Nintendo today during its E3 Nintendo Direct presentation. One of the key figures behind the game, Koichi Hayashida - who has worked on Super Mario Sunshine, the Galaxy series and Super Mario 3D L