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News: Nintendo Pocket Football Club Confirmed for 17th April in Europe

Nintendo Pocket Football Club Confirmed for 17th April in Europe

Football Manager 3DS, sort of...

During yesterday's Nintendo Direct broadcast, Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata confirmed that Nintendo Pocket Football Club will arrive on 17th April. It's a title that was shown last year, and brings a rather light-hearted approach to the football management sim genre; don't expect head-scratching...

News: Fit Meter Iwata Asks Outlines Panasonic Partnership and Moving Beyond Pedometers

Fit Meter Iwata Asks Outlines Panasonic Partnership and Moving Beyond Pedometers

Also highlights the game maker's lack of fitness

Wii Fit U's retail release is creeping closer — it hits stores in Europe and North America on 13th December — yet it's been available for over a month as a free trial. In a change from the Wii original that best reflects the stronger distribution options that the eShop gives Nintendo, the trial...

News: New Iwata Asks Takes In the Louvre and its 3DS Guide

New Iwata Asks Takes In the Louvre and its 3DS Guide

A project Miyamoto-san indirectly "worked on for five or six years"

It arrived somewhat out-of-the-blue today, but Nintendo has released Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre on the 3DS eShop in Europe, a commercial version of the interactive guide that's been available at the Paris museum since Spring 2012; there's even an accompanying Mini Nintendo Direct...

News: Miyamoto: Nintendo Has Unfinished Business With Super Mario Galaxy Series

Miyamoto: Nintendo Has Unfinished Business With Super Mario Galaxy Series

Release of Super Mario 3D World got in the way

Following on from Super Mario 3D World producer Yoshiaki Koizuma comments about the possibility of the Mario series returning to an open-world style approach if there was enough demand for it, EAD General Manager Shigeru Miyamoto has now assured fans in the latest Iwata Asks Interview that the...

News: The Super Mario 3D World Team Discusses Cat and Clone Origins, Multiplayer Dynamics and Its Name

The Super Mario 3D World Team Discusses Cat and Clone Origins, Multiplayer Dynamics and Its Name

"The team had a strong desire from the very start to call it "3D World"

Earlier today we posted a summary of some key points from a recently published Super Mario 3D World Iwata Asks, in which the team discussed camera angles, Rosalina and the desire to feature a large amount of content. The discussion took in plenty of other topics, naturally, as...

News: Latest Iwata Asks Reveals More on Camera Angles, Rosalina and the Amount of Content in Super Mario 3D World

Latest Iwata Asks Reveals More on Camera Angles, Rosalina and the Amount of Content in Super Mario 3D World

Miyamoto & Co. take Iwata through the warp pipe

Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata exercised his gift of gab yet again in the latest Iwata Asks, this time leaving no koopa shell unturned in a rousing discussion with the developers of Super Mario 3D World. Legendary Nintendo producer Shigeru Miyamoto sat down with his fellow 3D World designers...

News: Wii Sports Club Will Download Automatically With SpotPass

Wii Sports Club Will Download Automatically With SpotPass

Assuming you have 1.3GB of space available

Yesterday we brought you some information from the latest Iwata Asks, in which it was explained that Namco Bandai had stepped in to take on development duties. Naturally those in attendance spoke about a variety of topics, another of which is the fact that — if you have 1.3GB of available space (on the...

News: Wii Sports Club Is The Handiwork Of Namco Bandai, With Nintendo Assisting

Wii Sports Club Is The Handiwork Of Namco Bandai, With Nintendo Assisting

External studio was instrumental in getting online Tennis working

It has been revealed during the latest Iwata Asks that Namco Bandai is handling development duties on the forthcoming Wii Sports Club. The selection of sporting titles — upscaled and improved from the Wii originals — joins the ever-increasing list of Nintendo franchises to be...

News: Pokémon X & Y Iwata Asks Explains Sky and Horde Battles

Pokémon X & Y Iwata Asks Explains Sky and Horde Battles

Also has a few (laughs)

With Pokémon X & Y now just days away, or hours if you ordered from a cheeky online retailer, Nintendo's lining up its final marketing push for the title's global release alongside the 2DS handheld. One part of this is a new Iwata Asks, which is a follow up to the dedicated Nintendo Direct video that was broadcast...

News: Iwata Asks Explores The Origins of Toon Link and The Process Behind Making The Wind Waker HD

Iwata Asks Explores The Origins of Toon Link and The Process Behind Making The Wind Waker HD

Satoru Iwata takes to the Great Sea to find out more

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is tantalisingly close to being released on Wii U. It emerges in North America and Europe on 4th October and will even have its own special limited edition console bundle for those who haven't embarked on their Wii U adventure yet. With the release date...

News: Iwata Asks Connects With The Team Behind StreetPass Relay

Iwata Asks Connects With The Team Behind StreetPass Relay

Discusses the origins, the implementation and International StreetPass

The StreetPass relay points are starting to spread across the globe giving 3DS owners more chance to connect with fellow gamers using the unique feature. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata recently sat down with the team behind the project in the latest Iwata Asks interview where...

News: Iwata Asks Delves into The Wonderful 101, Reveals Hidden Characters

Iwata Asks Delves into The Wonderful 101, Reveals Hidden Characters

Kamiya unites with allies for part two of this wonderful interview

The Wonderful 101 is being released tomorrow in Europe (23rd August) and part two of Iwata Asks has now emerged. This time round the game’s director Hideki Kamiya has united with some familiar allies to assist him in his interview with Nintendo President Satoru Iwata: Atsushi...

News: Nintendo Wanted To Take A Different Approach To DLC With New Super Luigi U

Nintendo Wanted To Take A Different Approach To DLC With New Super Luigi U

A distinct move away from the packs found in New Super Mario Bros. 2

New Super Luigi U has been available to download from the Wii U eShop for a short while and has breathed new life into New Super Mario Bros. U. Although, technically deemed DLC, it's a much longer experience than the downloadable software added to New Super Mario Bros. 2 and...

News: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Iwata Asks - Development, Accessibility for All Gamers and More

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Iwata Asks - Development, Accessibility for All Gamers and More

Sweet, sweet pixels

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team — known as Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. in Europe — hits North America on 11th August, while European gamers are lucky enough to get their hands on it from 12th July. We're currently playing through this for review and will simply say that if this isn't on your radar, it should be. Ahead...

News: Iwata Asks Delves Into Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Iwata Asks Delves Into Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Nintendo's President talks Mr Resetti, being mayor and panning for gold

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is edging closer and closer towards its Western release date and we think it's fair to say there are a lot of 3DS owners out there chomping at the bit to get hold of it. As if the hype needed building up any more Nintendo has kindly translated the...

News: Iwata Asks Shines A Light On Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

Iwata Asks Shines A Light On Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

Shigeru Miyamoto joins Nintendo's President in the latest interview

It's been 12 years since Luigi's Mansion was released on the GameCube, and the long arduous wait for its sequel Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is close to being over. Next Level Games is the developer behind the title, and Nintendo President Satoru Iwata caught up with the studio in...