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News: Rhythm Thief Misses UK Charts

Rhythm Thief Misses UK Charts

Oh, Raphael...

Funky Parisian 3DS game Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure has failed to land a foothold in the UK Top 40 charts in its first week. Price cuts and Easter promotions led to increased sales of older titles, which may have contributed to keeping Raphael's groove on the down low. Top of the charts was the much-hyped Kinect Star...

News: Nintendo Buys Supermario4.com Web Domain

Nintendo Buys Supermario4.com Web Domain

An intriguing choice, yes?

The news that Nintendo recently purchased a Mario related web domain is not always interesting, especially as big companies often buy web addresses just to prevent others using them. When we saw that supermario4.com was a recent acquisition for Nintendo, however, we were definitely intrigued. It may be rampant speculation,...

Feature: The Super Mario Renaissance

The Super Mario Renaissance

We've never had it so good

When we think about Mario's glory years, it's easy to get lost in nostalgia. We might think back to the first time we played Super Mario Bros. and learned what a platform game was really capable of. We might think back to Super Mario World, which expanded upon the ideas of its predecessors in so many ways that felt...

News: Nintendo UK Unleashes 2012 Tour Dates

Nintendo UK Unleashes 2012 Tour Dates

Try before you buy

It's that time of year when Nintendo takes its wares on the road across the UK, with the first three events dated. Visitors to the tour can try out Mario Tennis Open, battle and trade AR cards for Kid Icarus: Uprising and play Pandora's Tower. The first three people into the show — steady on, Nintendo — will each take home a...

News: Let the Pokémon Conquest Trailers Begin

Let the Pokémon Conquest Trailers Begin

Strategise open

Yesterday's announcement of Pokémon Conquest — that's the English name for Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition — for North America now brings with it a brace of trailers. The first is the opening movie you can expect to watch on your DS come 18th June, while the other is an introduction to the gameplay mash-up of grid-based strategy,...

News: Nintendo: "Experience of Playing", Not Tech Specs, Key to Wii U

Nintendo: "Experience of Playing", Not Tech Specs, Key to Wii U

It worked for Wii

As the release of Wii U approaches, much focus seems to be on its technical capabilities, particularly its graphical prowess. Comments from anonymous developers that Wii U is less powerful than PS3 and Xbox 360 have raised the issue about how capable the machine 'needs' to be in terms of the graphics it's producing: we've already...

News: Nintendo Gives Mario a New Website to Call Home

Nintendo Gives Mario a New Website to Call Home

It's-a-me, Mario.com

Mario isn't exactly a little-known figure, with the mustachioed mascot being arguably the biggest icon in the video game industry. That doesn't mean he doesn't need more visibility in the public eye, though, as Nintendo has now given its hero a new website to show off his games. For gamers interested in what titles feature Mario...

News: Pokémon Conquest Heading to DS in June

Pokémon Conquest Heading to DS in June

Japanese feudal warlords, anyone?

Nintendo of America has revealed Pokémon Conquest is coming to the continent on 18th June. The translated version of Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition will arrive on Nintendo DS this summer, bringing a different form of strategy to the table. Update: Nintendo of Europe has responded to our email, saying: We have...

News: Nintendo Reveals Playable PAX East Line-Up

Nintendo Reveals Playable PAX East Line-Up

Anyone for tennis?

PAX East is just a few short days away, and Nintendo of America has revealed the games attendees can get to grips with in Boston this weekend. Kid Icarus: Uprising players eager to expand their AR card collection might want to head to the show as there'll be a scavenger hunt and the ability to trade, share and collect new cards...

News: Nintendo UK Pushes Wii RPGs with New Trailer

Nintendo UK Pushes Wii RPGs with New Trailer

Wii's legacy?

With a shade over two months until we hit the Wii U information motherlode at E3, Wii's time is just about over. While the mainstream will likely remember it for introducing motion control and kickstarting the party and fitness game crazes, Nintendo UK wants you to think fondly of its contributions to the adventure and roleplaying...

News: Kid Icarus Ignites 3DS Sales Spike in Japan

Kid Icarus Ignites 3DS Sales Spike in Japan

Up nearly 50%

Kid Icarus: Uprising is doing the business for Nintendo in Japan, as hardware sales following its release increased nearly 50% week-on-week. As Masahiro Sakurai's game sold 132,526 units in Japan to top the software chart, 3DS hardware sales hit 94,011, up almost exactly 30,000 on the previous week's tally of 64,017. 3DS accounted for...

News: Five Glorious Minutes of Fire Emblem: Awakening Video

Five Glorious Minutes of Fire Emblem: Awakening Video

What more do you need to know?

It's all in Japanese, but that won't stop you enjoying this video of Fire Emblem: Kakusei (aka Fire Emblem: Awakening), will it? From dialogue and cut scenes to battles and maps, it's got all the daily Fire Emblem nutrition you need. The game's out in Japan next month. Nintendo of Europe has confirmed it'll release the...

News: A New Pandora's Tower Trailer Is Here

A New Pandora's Tower Trailer Is Here

Contains classic witch voice over

Upcoming — for Europe, anyway — Wii RPG Pandora's Tower is just a few weeks from launch, so Nintendo has some footage from the English version of the game to show off. The trailer below is a little lighter on the English accents than we've come to expect from recent RPGs Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story,...

News: UK PokéPark Treasure Hunt Set for Saturday

UK PokéPark Treasure Hunt Set for Saturday

Toys 'r' you

PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond launches in Europe this week, and Nintendo UK is kicking off the party with a treasure hunt this Saturday. The Toys 'R' Us store at Brents Cross will host the expedition on 24th March, starting at 10am. Be one of the first 25 people to find toys of the game's four playable Pokémon — that's Oshawott, Tepig,...

News: Nintendo Leaves BAFTA Empty-Handed

Nintendo Leaves BAFTA Empty-Handed

Not a Tanooki statue in sight

Last night saw the GAME British Academy Video Game Awards in London, with Nintendo's brightest and best up for several awards. Shame the Big N didn't actually win any, then. Arguably the biggest upset came in the Mobile & Handheld Game category, where iPad title Peggle HD beat Super Mario 3D Land to take the title...

News: Mathematics Proves That Mario Games Are Difficult

Mathematics Proves That Mario Games Are Difficult

Mario + Retro = Hard

Many gamers, including those of us who consider ourselves to be accomplished gaming ninjas, find older Mario titles such as Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World difficult to finish. Thanks to scientific research, we no longer need to feel shame when the dreaded 'Game Over' screen appears. According to an analysis of the...

News: Michael Pachter Suggests That Wii U Could Struggle

Michael Pachter Suggests That Wii U Could Struggle

Too early to know

Earlier today we reported that the Gears of War developer expects Wii U success, so it would be remiss of us to not report the alternative viewpoint of well-known Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter. On his regular GameTrailers show, Pachter answered a question about whether Wii U would face a similar fate to Dreamcast, an...