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Rumour: Wii U Priced at €399.99 by Amazon Germany

Wii U Priced at €399.99 by Amazon Germany

Release date of 21st December, apparently

We have more news about the exciting innovation in video game retail: the Amazon Wii U guessing game. It was only a week ago that Amazon UK listed a black version of the system at £199, before swiftly removing the listing and cancelling any pre-orders shortly after. That product page had stated it'd be...

Rumour: Tomb Raider Listed for Wii U

Tomb Raider Listed for Wii U

Game Informer says so

Despite the fairly lengthy list of games announced for Wii U, there are various titles on the way to PS3 and Xbox 360 that aren't in the works for Wii U. One of these is Tomb Raider, due for release in March 2013, though a scan of Game Informer magazine has listed Wii U as a platform. The development studio behind this title,...

Rumour: Castlevania Title in Development for 3DS

Castlevania Title in Development for 3DS

Could be called Mirror of Faith/Fate

The Castlevania franchise has been prolific on Nintendo's handhelds, with six titles evenly split between Game Boy Advance and DS. It wouldn't be too much of a surprise if Konami was planning a new entry for the series on 3DS, and in typical pre-E3 fashion a rumour has emerged online. The story has appeared on...

News: Redesigned Wii U Tablet Controller Is Revealed

Redesigned Wii U Tablet Controller Is Revealed

QA tester at TT Games to blame?

It's just a couple of weeks before E3, which means that we should be prepared for impatient industry insiders to leak some of Nintendo's big reveals ahead of time. It seems that a QA tester at TT Games — the developer behind all of those LEGO games — has posted an image of a redesigned Wii U tablet controller...

Rumour: Retro Studios Preparing Star Fox Wii U Reveal

Retro Studios Preparing Star Fox Wii U Reveal

It's an E3 rumour, prepare the salt

With E3 now only one month away we should prepare ourselves for plenty of rumours, some genuine and well-sourced and others that are more questionable. Today we give you — Retro Studios preparing a Wii U reveal of Star Fox at next month's video game industry spectacular. We'd class this rumour as one that's...

Rumour: This is Wii U's Controller Charging Dock

This is Wii U's Controller Charging Dock

Looks the part

Wii U's controller will come with a built-in rechargeable battery, so naturally Nintendo will provide a means of charging it with the console. It may not be as boring as a cable though: it could be an immensely exciting cradle. NeoGAF user Aostia claims to have unearthed a patent showing off a charging dock for the controller, which...

Rumour: Epic Mickey 2 Heading for 3DS

Epic Mickey 2 Heading for 3DS

Or is a powerful illusion

We're almost certainly going to see Disney Epic Mickey 2 revealed next week, but on what platforms? According to the Twitter account of the French Official Nintendo Magazine, the mouse is coming to 3DS. The account tweeted the title Epic Mickey 2: Power of Illusion for 3DS, saying to look out for more details next week...

Rumour: Nintendo Courting Comcast for Wii U

Nintendo Courting Comcast for Wii U

Cable may be on the way

According to Adweek, Nintendo is doing the rounds at major media chains including cable company Comcast, hoping to secure their support for Wii U. The site claims Nintendo executives met with a number of top content companies at last month's Consumer Electronics Show, but sources admit it's very early days so far and that...

News: Are Bowser and Dr. Eggman in Disney's New Film?

Are Bowser and Dr. Eggman in Disney's New Film?

Looks like it

Disney's new animated film, Wreck-It Ralph, is about a video game villain who unleashes a powerful enemy from a first-person shooter. According to these scans from D23 magazine, the movie might have an all-star cast of nemeses, too. This picture — reportedly of the movie, though admittedly not the finest quality — shows Bowser, Dr...

Rumour: Nintendo Considering Alternative Names for Wii U

Nintendo Considering Alternative Names for Wii U

Who remembers the Revolution?

According to rumours that have surfaced online, Nintendo is considering the possibility of rebranding its next home console, potentially leaving Wii U behind. As reported by CVG, staff at the top level in both Japan and North America are apparently discussing a name change, though whether this would affect the console's...

News: Wii U to Launch Just in Time for Christmas

Wii U to Launch Just in Time for Christmas

Will you find it under your tree?

We already know that Nintendo will release Wii U before the year's out, but Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has dropped a pretty big hint that the machine will land close to Christmas. According to several sources including Reuters and Bloomberg Japan, Iwata revealed during an investors' briefing that Wii U will hit...

Rumour: UK Racing Studio Makes Big Wii U Commitment

UK Racing Studio Makes Big Wii U Commitment

Who could it be?

Tucked away in Develop's story about the Wii U's graphical power is this little nugget of information: Develop also understands that a prominent UK racing studio has committed to support Wii U with one project each year. We reported earlier this week that Slightly Mad Studios is working on Wii U, bringing

Rumour: Wii U "Twice as Powerful as Xbox 360"

Wii U "Twice as Powerful as Xbox 360"

Anonymous source speaks up

An anonymous developer speaking to Develop has claimed Wii U has twice the power of Microsoft's Xbox 360. The source said Nintendo's next console boasts twice the processing and graphical output of Microsoft's 6-year old console. Of course there are no statistics to back this up, but if true, it would represent an enormous...

News: SoulCalibur V 3DS Appears on Retail Coming Soon List

SoulCalibur V 3DS Appears on Retail Coming Soon List

Draw your weapon

3DS certainly isn't short of fighting games, but it may be getting one more added to its stable in the form of Namco Bandai's SoulCalibur V. A retail insider tipped us off that a pre-order listing for the game appears on tills at a major high street chain. Namco Bandai had not responded to our invitation to comment at the time of...

Rumour: Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Sequel for 3DS and Wii U

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Sequel for 3DS and Wii U

Wheelie?

Some dismissed Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing as a SEGA-themed Mario Kart wannabe, but was obviously superior for including Shenmue protagonist Ryo Hazuki as a playable character (wait, what?). According to a new rumour, there could be a follow-up in the works at developer Sumo Digital. The Sonic Stadium received a tip that claims the series is heading to 3DS and Wii U, with an..

Rumour: Wii U and 3DS to Get E-Reader Capabilities

Wii U and 3DS to Get E-Reader Capabilities

Don't read too much into it

Nintendo showed off the Wii U's new controller reading the web, but surely it's got far greater potential when it comes to giving you something to read. According to Forget the Box, Nintendo is prepping full-on e-reader software for its new console. The site's anonymous developer source claims Nintendo is getting ready to...

Rumour: Nintendo to Show Off Wii U at CES in January

Nintendo to Show Off Wii U at CES in January

Getting out there early

The Wii U hasn't been seen since E3 in June, but according to CNET it's about to get a run-out at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. CNET claims Nintendo is taking the Wii U to CES in January, though the CES website doesn't list Nintendo as an exhibitor. Last year Nintendo held meetings at CES but didn't have any public presence, and we'd be surprised if Nintendo..