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News: Complete First Season Of Donkey Kong Country TV Series Coming To DVD This May

Complete First Season Of Donkey Kong Country TV Series Coming To DVD This May

"I'M GONNA BE A STAR!!!"

Did you know that our dear old ape Donkey Kong has a nigh-on angelic singing voice? Anyone who watched the absolutely bizarre television series from the 90's will know all about it, and now the non-believers will finally get a chance to hear it for themselves in full. Yes, in an announcement that will either delight,...

News: More Zelda and Mario-styled Games Coming to Tabletops Near You

More Zelda and Mario-styled Games Coming to Tabletops Near You

The Legend of Yahtzee

Classic games games with Nintendo skins are nothing new, even if we are still waiting for Wii Fit Twister. In the meantime, game company USAopoly is releasing two more themed titles to stack next to your Monopoly and chess sets. First off the line, according to pop culture site ICv2, is TacDex: Super Mario. This title is said...

News: Nintendo is Not Moving Away From Games For QoL, As Satoru Iwata Ties Innovation to Future Success

Nintendo is Not Moving Away From Games For QoL, As Satoru Iwata Ties Innovation to Future Success

"Nintendo is not trying to distance itself from video games"

Since its initial cryptic reveal in January 2014, Nintendo's Quality of Life platform has been a source of concern for some loyal fans. It's since been revealed that the first QoL project will be a sleep sensor, a wireless device that will track sleep patterns and - with accompanying tools...

News: Satoru Iwata Highlights the Crisis and Opportunity With Digital Content, Defends Slow and Steady Approach

Satoru Iwata Highlights the Crisis and Opportunity With Digital Content, Defends Slow and Steady Approach

"If we find the right answer, Nintendo will prosper as a company"

Nintendo has finally published its official translations of the recent Investor Q & A that Satoru Iwata hosted, and while it's light on reveals it does have a variety of answers that provide insight into the company's approach. The overall tone is one of certainty, with Iwata-san...

News: Former Sega of America CEO Talks Out on the Company's Mistakes and Shares Thoughts on Nintendo's Hardware Future

Former Sega of America CEO Talks Out on the Company's Mistakes and Shares Thoughts on Nintendo's Hardware Future

"I don't think [Nintendo] should give up hardware or consoles"

In a period of gaming history that seems increasingly improbable with each passing generation, we often look back to the time when Nintendo's greatest rival was Sega. The house that Sonic built was at the peak of its powers with the Mega Drive / Genesis, which went head-to-head with the...

News: Nintendo Are Releasing Stylish Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Playing Cards In Japan

Nintendo Are Releasing Stylish Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Playing Cards In Japan

Japan gets all the good stuff

With Nintendo starting out as a card company, it’s no surprise it still pays respect to its beginnings with regular releases of both classic Japanese hanafuda cards and more commonly known card games here in the west. The latest addition to this long-line is a set of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire playing...

News: Nintendo Will Replenish amiibo Supplies in Australia & New Zealand Over the Coming Months

Nintendo Will Replenish amiibo Supplies in Australia & New Zealand Over the Coming Months

Some figurines will be sourced from other regions

The sheer demand for Nintendo’s amiibo figurines has been unprecedented since they were released in stores late last year. Being able to provide an array of unique gaming experiences across multiple titles including Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, and Hyrule Warriors, the 29 currently...

News: Reported GameStop Memo Shows Massive Delay in Delivering Some amiibo Pre-orders

Reported GameStop Memo Shows Massive Delay in Delivering Some amiibo Pre-orders

Hope you're patient for heavy hitters

If you love amiibo, then odds are good you have been hurt by amiibo - or the lack thereof. Those odds seem even higher if you live in North America, where you're lucky to have even laid eyes on certain figures in the wild, let alone purchase them. Some are speculating that a port strike on the west coast of the...

News: Satoru Iwata Shares Confidence in Hitting Targets, Mii-Focused Smartphone App to be Announced in Q2

Satoru Iwata Shares Confidence in Hitting Targets, Mii-Focused Smartphone App to be Announced in Q2

"I believe the Wii U business still has considerable room for growth"

In recent days Satoru Iwata has been conducting a series of interviews in Japan, tackling tricky questions ahead of the next President's Briefing and Investor Q & A on 17th February. A pattern has started to emerge in these interviews, which certainly lays the ground for...

Video: Watch A Bunch Of Teenagers Use The Legendary Power Glove Accessory For The First Time Ever

Watch A Bunch Of Teenagers Use The Legendary Power Glove Accessory For The First Time Ever

“I can feel the energy flowing through my veins”

The Power Glove is an iconic NES controller accessory that was originally released in 1989. For Nintendo fans, it is a love and hate relationship, helping to establish Nintendo within pop culture, paving the way for future technology, but also becoming the butt of jokes. It was most prominently...

Talking Point: Limitations on Stock and Advertising Are a Price to Pay for Nintendo's Return to Profits

Limitations on Stock and Advertising Are a Price to Pay for Nintendo's Return to Profits

Less sales yet increased profits highlight extensive streamlining

Nintendo's got a lot of tough balancing to do right now with its finances - not only does it have its annual research and development costs, but it's also moving into the health field with Quality of Life and is about to complete the worldwide roll-out of new hardware with the New...

Gallery: Nintendo Decides That Valentine's Day is Friendship Day

Nintendo Decides That Valentine's Day is Friendship Day

Steamy

Valentine's Day is now less than a week away, which means that a sudden inflation of prices for cards, chocolates and flowers is well underway. If you do have a special somebody to share the day with it can be pricey, but if you're a youngster - or simply young at heart - then Nintendo is offering some alternatives. The Play Nintendo website...

Poll: Which Nintendo Franchises Should be Produced as TV Shows?

Which Nintendo Franchises Should be Produced as TV Shows?

Some silly suggestions may be included

Our first reaction when we heard that Nintendo and Netflix are apparently exploring a live-action TV series for The Legend of Zelda was "yeah, sure they are, what a crazy rumour!". Yet then we saw that it was an article on the respectable Wall Street Journal which, frankly, has little reason or likelihood to...

News: Satoru Iwata Reiterates Plans for Quality of Life Platform, and Suggests Potential Moves Into Education

Satoru Iwata Reiterates Plans for Quality of Life Platform, and Suggests Potential Moves Into Education

Extra pillars of Nintendo's business, not replacing video games

Just recently Nintendo delayed its financial results presentation and investor's Q & A until 17th February, an uncommon move for the company. Its latest financial results had brought a mixed outcome, with smart business streamlining and a weak yen increasing net profit...

Feature: A Summary of the Xenoblade Chronicles X Presentation and What We Learned About Its World

A Summary of the Xenoblade Chronicles X Presentation and What We Learned About Its World

Details on planet Mira, New LA, GamePad usage, plus the full video

To date details around Xenoblade Chronicles X have arrived in snippets, mainly through tweets and interview quotes; up until today Nintendo and developer Monolith Soft have adopted a rather coy approach when releasing information about the game. The last couple of weeks have...

News: One Of The Brains Behind Tetris Explains How Their Relationship With Nintendo Began

One Of The Brains Behind Tetris Explains How Their Relationship With Nintendo Began

Russian creator also offers some sound advice

Tetris has been a staple of Nintendo gaming since it was released on the Game Boy in 1989. Since then, the tile-matching puzzle game has enjoyed unrivalled success courtesy of its timeless formula. Considered by many as the greatest game of all-time as a result of this, it is always interesting to hear...

News: Nintendo YouTube Creators Program Update Clarifies Rules and Delayed Approvals Due to Volume of Applications

Nintendo YouTube Creators Program Update Clarifies Rules and Delayed Approvals Due to Volume of Applications

"It is taking longer than we anticipated to confirm the applications"

Last week Nintendo launched a beta for its YouTube Creators Programme in North America and Japan, which allows users to submit videos or entire channels for approval to enable them to receive a share of revenues while using Nintendo footage. It's an alternative to content ID...

News: Developers Outline Their Ideas for Nintendo's Next Generation Handheld

Developers Outline Their Ideas for Nintendo's Next Generation Handheld

No suggestions to call it the Newer New Nintendo 3DS, unfortunately

With the New Nintendo 3DS landing on 13th February, the obvious comparison is with the DSi, which kicked off a final hurrah for the DS family before it was replaced. Considering the relatively ageing technology of the 3DS family the New models will likely add a couple of years to...

News: Nintendo Delays Financial Results Presentation and Q & A Until 17th February

Nintendo Delays Financial Results Presentation and Q & A Until 17th February

Follows the launch of New Nintendo 3DS, speculation of reveals inevitable

Following Nintendo's recent Q3 Financial Results we've been patiently awaiting the standard investor Presentation and Q & A that follows; these briefings can be rather informative, with Satoru Iwata and colleagues often announcing key plans for the company while tackling...

Video: Listen to a Drummer Nail the Mario Underground Theme

Listen to a Drummer Nail the Mario Underground Theme

More than one way to beat World 1-2

Videogame covers are found in abundance on YouTube. You have covers with acoustic guitar, covers with Mario Paint, and even covers with just a guy singing mostly "Baah!" with the tones of an angel. One piece of the cover scene that doesn't seem to get as much attention is the drums, but we thankfully have artists...