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News: Best Buy Canada Message Suggests a Mario Maker Release Date of 11th September

Best Buy Canada Message Suggests a Mario Maker Release Date of 11th September

Makes sense...

Nintendo confirmed a September release for Mario Maker back in its April Direct, and now an over-eager Best Buy community manager appears to have outed the release date for Canada. It seems pretty legitimate, falling on a Friday and within that anticipated month - the date given is 11th September. This potential reveal - and we think...

Talking Point: Mario Maker Can Be A Game Changer For Nintendo And Its Relationship With Gamers

Mario Maker Can Be A Game Changer For Nintendo And Its Relationship With Gamers

A future with NES Maker and more could be extraordinary

Sometimes a game has the power to seize the imagination from the moment it's revealed, with a self-hyping capacity to get thousands of gamers excited from little more than a glimpse. Others can be a slow burner or need the right moment to set off alarms in an individual's head. This writer...

Weirdness: Shigeru Miyamoto Takes on a Shinya Arino Level in Mario Maker, and It's Awesome

Shigeru Miyamoto Takes on a Shinya Arino Level in Mario Maker, and It's Awesome

We'd give this level a Yeah

Game Center CX is rather iconic - popular in Japan and with a small legion of fans in the West, its host Shinya Arino is also particularly well known. Naturally Nintendo features regularly, and Arino-san recently took part in a special NicoNico fan event in which Shigeru Miyamoto appeared to show off September's Wii U...

News: Mario Maker Japanese Website Points to Inclusion of Yoshi and, Maybe, Kuribo's Shoe

Mario Maker Japanese Website Points to Inclusion of Yoshi and, Maybe, Kuribo's Shoe

8-bit Yoshi, HD Kuribo's Shoe? Sign us up...

Sometimes it pays to look for clues and information on official Nintendo game pages published for the Japanese market. Some eagle-eyed Mario Maker fans over on NeoGaf have been looking around the Japanese website for the game and found some interesting pointers on potential content. For starters, as you...

News: Get Ready To Build With Mario Maker On Wii U This September

Get Ready To Build With Mario Maker On Wii U This September

Celebrating Mario's 30th anniversary

Mario fans were given a special mention during today's Nintendo Direct, as the portly plumber will be celebrating his 30th anniversary this year. To help mark the occasion, it was announced that Mario Maker will be coming to Wii U in September, so fans can create their own version of the Mushroom Kingdom as they...

News: Look On In Despair At The Hardest Super Mario World Level Ever Made

Look On In Despair At The Hardest Super Mario World Level Ever Made

Three years in the making, and breaking

The ROM hack scene can be an endlessly entertaining place. Offering up creative, fan-made content, one can never really know what to expect from the community. More often than not, fans will create more challenging levels after completing a game in a quest for additional prestige and for a true test of skills...

News: Koji Kondo Outlines the Importance of Music in Mario Maker

Koji Kondo Outlines the Importance of Music in Mario Maker

"We always want to make sure the music sounds fresh and new"

Nintendo played a prominent role during last week's début Game Awards in Las Vegas, with Reggie Fils-Aime on hand to introduce a few segments, including the well-received Legend of Zelda Wii U footage. Yet there was another prominent Nintendo figure on hand in Koji Kondo, the iconic...

News: New Mario Maker Footage Shows Off Multi-Generational Madness

New Mario Maker Footage Shows Off Multi-Generational Madness

Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World join the fun

The Game Awards 2014 opened on a positive note, with a brief video montage celebrating the legacy of our favourite hobby. Nintendo was very well-represented indeed, going on to open up the show with a closer look at upcoming Wii U title Mario Maker, introduced by Miyamoto-san himself.

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Hints at Star Fox for Wii U Structure, Explains Background of Mario Maker

Shigeru Miyamoto Hints at Star Fox for Wii U Structure, Explains Background of Mario Maker

Potential link between Project Guard and Star Fox

Now that the E3 LA extravaganza is finished, we're starting to learn a little more about projects that were shown by Nintendo during the event. Shigeru Miyamoto has been doing the rounds, for example, and in an interview with Entertainment Weekly has given a little more context for his GamePad...

News: Mario Maker to Include Additional Graphical Styles, Sharing Levels is "Really The Whole Point"

Mario Maker to Include Additional Graphical Styles, Sharing Levels is "Really The Whole Point"

"I'd also like to include other graphics that aren't Mario"

Mario Maker on Wii U may have been leaked before E3, but its formal reveal was still a delight to see in action. Though it's certainly possible to mod Mario levels in various unofficial ways, the prospect of an accessible and official editing app from Nintendo is particularly enticing. Many...

E3 2014: Mario Maker Officially Announced for Wii U, Coming 2015

Mario Maker Officially Announced for Wii U, Coming 2015

Let'sa build whole new stages!

It appeared in a grainy, slightly dodgy looking photo earlier this week, but it turns out that the rumours were true after all; Mario Maker has been announced for Wii U and will be arriving on the system next year. Similar in concept to popular PlayStation series LittleBigPlanet, Mario Maker enables players to build...

Rumour: Grainy Image of "Mario Maker" and Nintendo's 2014 E3 Show Floor Emerges

Grainy Image of "Mario Maker" and Nintendo's 2014 E3 Show Floor Emerges

Don’t you just love E3 hype?

Take this one with a grain of salt, because things are about to get crazy. To begin the usual rumour-mill hype with less than a week to go until this year’s E3 kicks-off, we have a blurry photo of what is allegedly a section of Nintendo’s show floor at the event – and in it, a poster with the title, “Mario...