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News: Captain Toad's Joined by Toadette in Treasure Tracker as European Release Date is Confirmed

Captain Toad's Joined by Toadette in Treasure Tracker as European Release Date is Confirmed

Too cute for words

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will grace stores in North America on 5th December, and now finally has a release date for Europe; it is in January 2015, as previously confirmed — it'll start hunting for treasure in the region on 9th January. It may be spinning off from the bonus levels in Super Mario 3D World, meanwhile, but...

Video: Take a Look at All of the 3DS HOME Menu Themes

Take a Look at All of the 3DS HOME Menu Themes

Characters, patterns and cards

Nintendo recently released the most recent 3DS system update, which includes HOME menu themes. The idea of snazzy wallpapers and sound effects to accompany the front-end of the portable's user interface is exceedingly simple and inevitably popular, with Nintendo offering non-branded designs at a budget price and others...

Video: Here Are Some Fun Facts About The Mighty GameCube

Here Are Some Fun Facts About The Mighty GameCube

GCN or NGC?

The GameCube may be Nintendo's lowest-selling home console to date, but for some it's a special part of the company's history. It was the last occasion when a Nintendo system competed toe-to-toe with contemporaries in terms of raw graphical power, it brought us some absolute classics in its library, and it had a handle. Its controller...

Video: This Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Launch Advert Will Fire You Up

This Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Launch Advert Will Fire You Up

The hype is real

At the time of writing Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is just hours away, bringing us the first portable entry in the series and ending some serious pre-launch hype; then we'll start all over again for the Winter arrival of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. As the brawler is now upon us Nintendo UK has released a suitably dramatic...

Video: Volga Unleashes Flames of Justice in Hyrule Warriors Trailer

Volga Unleashes Flames of Justice in Hyrule Warriors Trailer

Another freebie playable villain in Japan

Just recently we outlined some of the details for the upcoming Master Quest DLC in Hyrule Warriors, which will include a new scenario playable with Cia, along with Epona as a 'weapon', a new Adventure Mode area and clothing. A new video released by Koei Tecmo now shows the villain with the deadliest goatee...

Video: Here Are Some Cool Facts Around the DS

Here Are Some Cool Facts Around the DS

Thank goodness it wasn't called City Boy

The DS family of systems is a fundamental part of Nintendo's history for multiple — and obvious — reasons: it is the company's most successful hardware and the second highest-selling in the industry's history, it introduced a new brand that lives on with the 3DS family, and it sidelined the iconic Game...

Video: Nintendo Broadens its Girls Club Advertising with Help from Olympic Gold Medalist

Nintendo Broadens its Girls Club Advertising with Help from Olympic Gold Medalist

Getting sporty

Nintendo appears keen to spread the word about its Girls Club YouTube channel, and to help do so it's recruited Olympic gold medalist Nicola Adams. Featuring games such as Tomodachi Life and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Nicola expresses her fondness for the 3DS and indulges us in her gaming past. Starting out on the SNES with games...

Video: Nintendo Goes For Drama and a Deep Voice in Hyrule Warriors TV Advert

Nintendo Goes For Drama and a Deep Voice in Hyrule Warriors TV Advert

"It's time to fight", in case you weren't sure

Hyrule Warriors is now just days away in Europe and a little over a week from release in North America, which will kick off a solid run of exclusives on Wii U. There's been plenty of anticipation since this one's reveal in late 2013, so it'll be interesting to see sales and gamer reactions once it lands...

Video: Who's Up for a Rousing Game of Smash Potato?

Who's Up for a Rousing Game of Smash Potato?

Last clobbered by a tree wins!

We know there's plenty of game modes to be found in the upcoming Super Smash Bros., but that hasn't stopped people from creating their own custom diversions. One such activity is "Smash Potato," utilizing the tree-chopping and pocket moves of the Villager. Smash Potato is better seen than explained, but be warned of a...

Video: Watch These Teenagers As They're Exposed To The NES

Watch These Teenagers As They're Exposed To The NES

"I have an iPhone case like this"

Gaming is becoming more and more mainstream with every turn, and sometimes we have to take a step back to realise just how far we've come, and depending on your age that could go back anywhere between the GameCube and the ZX Spectrum. To give you some perspective of the progress we've seen, take some typical modern...

Video: If You Love Mario Easter Eggs, This Series is for You

If You Love Mario Easter Eggs, This Series is for You

Covering Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario World, so far

One of the delights of retro Nintendo games is in discovering their secrets, little snippets of interesting features that can only be spotted with close attention. Hunting 'easter eggs' is a major part of retro gaming. A current series on the Did You Know Gaming channel is looking to reveal...

Video: Mii Fighters Get Ready For Smash Bros. Battle with Nintendo Heroes on 3DS

Mii Fighters Get Ready For Smash Bros. Battle with Nintendo Heroes on 3DS

The hype is real in Japan

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is less than a week away in Japan, which no doubt has Nintendo's accountants rather pleased. It's the début of the franchise on a portable, too, which is significant in a country where the 3DS rules the hardware charts on a weekly basis. The advertising campaign is picking up steam, too,...

Video: Nintendo Minute's August Favourites Are Rather Good

Nintendo Minute's August Favourites Are Rather Good

One Wii title is likely to be in the next year's worth of videos

It's hard to believe that we're now moving into the early stages of game release silly-season, with mid-late September kicking things off ahead of the Holiday madness. There have been plenty of games to enjoy over the Summer months, however, for those happy to dive off into the eShop,...

Video: This Japanese Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Commercial Takes Things Literally

This Japanese Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Commercial Takes Things Literally

Smashing

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS arrives in Japan on 13th September, which means that we're rapidly running out of time for Nintendo to formally finalise the roster and other features. Another perspective is that advertising and hype around the title is currently moving into full gear, and TV adverts will be a part of that. The most...

Video: This is a Video Game

This is a Video Game

And yet so much more

There's been a lot of back and forth lately over the definitions of certain words in the realm of gaming culture; of what it is supposed to mean to be a certain thing and what else you might be if you don't fit someone's particular interpretation of the vernacular. In the midst of all the line-drawing and wall-building, YouTube...

Video: Take a Look at Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call's Quest Medley Mode

Take a Look at Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call's Quest Medley Mode

Tap and slide for GP and prizes

Anticipating Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call's release later this month, Square Enix UK has released a video showcasing the game's new Quest Medley mode featuring a combination of classic Theathrythm gameplay and some new features such as the stage-hopping airship: Quest Medley mode features the classical...