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News: Nintendo Confirms Xenoblade Chronicles X Panel, Playable Games and a Nindies Lounge for PAX Prime

Nintendo Confirms Xenoblade Chronicles X Panel, Playable Games and a Nindies Lounge for PAX Prime

Sadly Xenoblade Chronicles X won't be playable

PAX Prime is taking place in Seattle this week, one of the most popular expos held annually in the US - it's already sold out. As always Nintendo of America is planning to have a significant presence, in the process aiming to win over some gamers to the Wii U and 3DS cause. A notable event this year is...

News: Nintendo Confirms Super Mario Maker Console Bundle and Key Release Dates for North America and Europe

Nintendo Confirms Super Mario Maker Console Bundle and Key Release Dates for North America and Europe

Star Fox Zero! Fatal Frame exclusive to eShop! Devil's Third! More!

Nintendo of America and their European counterparts have decided to have an information splurge to kick off the week, which is just fine by us. First of all, it's confirmed that a Super Mario Maker Wii U hardware bundle will arrive in North America, as was previously announced for...

News: Nintendo Continues to Consider the Prospects of the Movie Industry 

Nintendo Continues to Consider the Prospects of the Movie Industry 

"We'll potentially be looking at things like movies in the future​"

When video game movies are highlighted, there's often an air of negativity around the end results. The response to the Super Mario Bros. movie wasn't overwhelmingly positive in the '90s, and in broader terms we've seen commercial successes with Resident Evil but also a whole load...

News: New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details

New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details

Points to console with no in-built optical disc drive

It can often be the case that patents point to way to what's on the way or, potentially, ideas that go unfulfilled. A recent patent spotted on NeoGaf does give some cause for great intrigue, seemingly outlining a concept for console hardware; considering the timing, the phrase 'NX' is naturally...

News: You Won't Need An Adult's Wallet To Get This Adorable Young Link Nendoroid

You Won't Need An Adult's Wallet To Get This Adorable Young Link Nendoroid

Lasts longer than three days

Not content with releasing a single Link Nendoroid figurine Good Smile Company has seen fit to produce another adorable Hero of Time. This Link won't be saving Hyrule though as it's modelled after his appearance in Majora's Mask and comes complete with Goron, Zora, and Deku masks. Not only that but should you feel...

News: Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Acknowledges Nintendo as a 'Beacon' for First-Party Games

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Acknowledges Nintendo as a 'Beacon' for First-Party Games

"They've done a great job"

To the undoubted chagrin of those that yearn for a 'console war' of the type seen between Nintendo and SEGA in the '90s, the modern day big three generally share a great deal of mutual respect. Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft rarely engage in squabbles, each happy to praise and talk up each other's achievements; that's no bad...

News: DeNA West CEO Believes Nintendo Smart Device Releases "Might Change the Way People Play Mobile Games"

DeNA West CEO Believes Nintendo Smart Device Releases "Might Change the Way People Play Mobile Games"

Thinks "hundreds of millions" of people will want to play

We can expect quite a lot of focus on Nintendo and DeNA in the coming months, as the big N will be making its long awaited - especially by shareholders - entry in the world of smart device gaming. DeNA's experience in the market and background in 'services' will combine with Nintendo's game...

News: Nintendo and DeNA Smart Device Game Still On Track, Announcement Details Currently Being Planned

Nintendo and DeNA Smart Device Game Still On Track, Announcement Details Currently Being Planned

We can expect a smartphone game in the next four months

The passing of Satoru Iwata in July was an significant blow to Nintendo and his many admirers around the world, though company business has so far continued to follow planned timelines - at present Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda are running Nintendo on an interim basis. A major announcement...

Gallery: Check Out Nintendo's Gamescom Booth

Check Out Nintendo's Gamescom Booth

Lots of expo goodies

Earlier today Nintendo went all out with release dates and Gamescom details; the announced line-up of games is pretty substantial for the thousands of attendees likely to flood into the booth. Though the expo in Cologne opens to the public on 6th August, Andy Pearson of Funstock has been at the event today along with press and...

Video: Nintendo Challenge Gives You a Super Smash Bros. Target

Nintendo Challenge Gives You a Super Smash Bros. Target

Beat 100,000 points in Smash Run

Nintendo's done some good content on its YouTube channels in the past couple of years, and as a result the Nintendo of America account - particularly - has seen a big boost in its subscriber numbers. That channel now appears to be kicking off a new series, simply called Nintendo Challenge. In this video Bill Trinen...

News: Nintendo's Corporate Social Responsibility Report Outlines Company Goals, With amiibo a Focus

Nintendo's Corporate Social Responsibility Report Outlines Company Goals, With amiibo a Focus

Also includes a final President's Message from Satoru Iwata

Nintendo has released its Corporate Social Responsibility report for the year, a comprehensive document that covers broad principles in addition to details on company policies in areas such as manufacturing, environmental concerns and a number of lighter topics. There's a 'digest'...

News: Nintendo Stock Value Rises Following Better Than Expected Sales, Amid Calls For A Speedy Leadership Decision

Nintendo Stock Value Rises Following Better Than Expected Sales, Amid Calls For A Speedy Leadership Decision

"Turnaround will happen after first smartphone game"

Earlier this week Nintendo unveiled its Q1 financial results, which matched the company's modest targets and brought a welcome profit. Following those results share prices have shown a positive spike upwards, passing 22,000 Yen. Bloomberg has consulted some financial and industry analysts, who've...

Gallery: Facebook and Nintendo’s Super Mario Maker Hackathon Has Chosen Its Winner

Facebook and Nintendo’s Super Mario Maker Hackathon Has Chosen Its Winner

Do you Like this tie-in?

Not too long ago Nintendo announced a promotional partnership with Facebook for Super Mario Maker. Beyond the PR-friendly Hackathon - in which Facebook employees designed levels, with the winner to be included in the game - it's a smart move, as potential marketing deals and promotion with Facebook will certainly be useful...

News: Nindies@Home Promotion Arrives In Australia & New Zealand Tomorrow

Nindies@Home Promotion Arrives In Australia & New Zealand Tomorrow

Better late than never

The Nindies@Home Wii U eShop promotion arrived in North America and Europe last month, but was noticeably absent in Australia and New Zealand on launch day due to local classification laws. Nintendo Australia released the following statement via Facebook explaining it was at the time working with developers to make the...

News: Wii U Squeezes Past 10 Million Lifetime Sales as Nintendo Remains on Target With Profits

Wii U Squeezes Past 10 Million Lifetime Sales as Nintendo Remains on Target With Profits

Splatoon "contributed to vitalizing the Wii U platform"

Nintendo has today revealed its financial results for Q1 of the 2015 / 2016 year, with the three months reported representing a relatively quiet spell in terms of major software arrivals. With that said, the results bring profits, and notably Nintendo is sticking with its original projections...

News: Mattel Is Releasing Mario Themed Hot Wheels Racers

Mattel Is Releasing Mario Themed Hot Wheels Racers

Lead the way

As of late, Nintendo has been collaborating with a wide variety of companies to help increase its brand exposure. Just last week, for example, it announced a special partnership with social media giant, Facebook, to promote the upcoming Wii U title, Super Mario Maker. This week, news has surfaced via Brazillian toy site T-Hunted, that...