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Feature: Keeping Mario at the Top

Keeping Mario at the Top

A never-ending icon

Mario is the face of Nintendo, a fact that is clear to most. As a character, however, he lacks any depth or back-story. Although some titles, such as the Mario & Luigi RPG titles on the Game Boy Advance and DS, apply a simple and humorous story to Mario and his world, he is often simply rescuing a Princess from a giant turtle creature. In fact, games writer James Leach said..

News: Hideki Konno Talks Mario Kart Wii U Ideas

Hideki Konno Talks Mario Kart Wii U Ideas

It'll be "unique"

Hold onto your hats: Nintendo is investigating bringing Mario Kart to Wii U. Series producer Hideki Konno spoke to Nintendo Power recently about the potential for the flagship multiplayer racer to come to Nintendo's next home console, saying: I can't get into specifics, but I do want to create a new and enjoyable Mario Kart that...

News: We May Have 8-Player Online with Mario Kart 3DS

We May Have 8-Player Online with Mario Kart 3DS

Bring on the competition!

There will be a number of new features in the upcoming Mario Kart for 3DS, and if all goes according to plan, an increase in the number of players competing against each other online will be one of them. Mario Kart DS featured four-player online and Nintendo is looking to double this figure with the 3DS instalment. The game will feature eight-player local wireless action..

News: New Elements Planned for Mario Kart on the 3DS

New Elements Planned for Mario Kart on the 3DS

Is this what you were hoping?

With the exact release date of Mario Kart on the 3DS still undetermined, we can at least take solace in that fact that when it does launch, we'll be experiencing a somewhat refreshed franchise. In an interview conducted by Nintendo Power magazine, 3DS producer Hideki Konno spoke about how Nintendo wants to introduce "new elements" to the game, although..

News: Nintendo Likely to Retain Price Control in 3DS eShop

Nintendo Likely to Retain Price Control in 3DS eShop

Still no price cuts?

In many other digital store fronts, the content provider gets to choose the prices, but Nintendo sets the price of all content on its WiiWare and DSiWare stores. With the company promising the 3DS eShop will be better, it appears we'll still see games priced by Nintendo, rather than the publisher. In an interview with Wired, 3DS hardware man Hideki Konno revealed it's unlikely..

News: 3DS eShop's May Launch to Ensure it Beats Wii and DS Shops

3DS eShop's May Launch to Ensure it Beats Wii and DS Shops

Needs more polish

The 3DS eShop, one of the console's most anticipated functions, won't be available until May, and Nintendo's hardware head honcho Hideki Konno wants to assure you it's for a good reason: so it's good. Speaking to Gamasutra, Konno admitted previous digital shopfronts for the Wii and DS haven't been up to the standard required, and...

News: Nintendo has 3D Demos of Wii Sports and Super Mario Galaxy

Nintendo has 3D Demos of Wii Sports and Super Mario Galaxy

Part of experiments

Nintendo's experiments with 3D go right back in time: there was 3D Hot Rally on the Famicom Disk System, a 3D GameBoy Advance SP and every GameCube has 3D-capable circuitry inside it. Despite the company's dabbling, not everyone was convinced that the new 3DS would be a success, so Nintendo set about changing their minds. 3DS hardware head Hideki Konno spoke to