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Poll: How Excited Are You About Nintendo's E3 Games?

How Excited Are You About Nintendo's E3 Games?

Tell us which are must haves, maybes or misses

Now that we've all had a little time to chill out and think about the games we've seen so far at E3, we can think about which Wii U and 3DS games can claim places on our wishlists. There is, once you list the upcoming releases, quite a lot on the way in 2015 and beyond into next year - enough to keep us...

News: Next Metroid Prime Home Console Title "Would Likely Now be on NX"

Next Metroid Prime Home Console Title "Would Likely Now be on NX"

On Wii U game - "I haven't been able to collect a team or the resources"

In what will possibly be the last Metroid Prime-related post of the day, another interview with series producer Kensuke Tanabe has revealed some telling additional detail in relation to the current status of the IP beyond Metroid Prime: Federation Force. Some of the negative...

News: New Nintendo 3DS XL Back On Top In Japan As Wii U Leads Home Console Sales

New Nintendo 3DS XL Back On Top In Japan As Wii U Leads Home Console Sales

Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ makes debut in first place with over 150,000 sold

The latest Media Create Japanese sales charts are in, and it's good news for Nintendo as its games and hardware have risen to the top of the pile. Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ made its debut at number one with 157,591 copies sold between the 8th and 14th of June. This robust...

First Impressions: Our Maiden Flight In Star Fox Zero Prompts Mixed Emotions

Our Maiden Flight In Star Fox Zero Prompts Mixed Emotions

You okay over there, Fox?

One of our men on the E3 floor, Alan Lopez, had a first run on Star Fox Zero in a short session. We'll aim to have a longer playthrough - to tackle the GamePad control scheme, in particular - in a separate media session later this week. When I got to the Star Fox Zero kiosk inside the Nintendo media room, the Nintendo...

Gallery: Here's A Closer Look At The Donkey Kong And Bowser Skylanders SuperChargers amiibo Coming To Wii U And Wii

Here's A Closer Look At The Donkey Kong And Bowser Skylanders SuperChargers amiibo Coming To Wii U And Wii

Starter packs for both consoles getting hybrid figures

One of the shock announcements from Nintendo's Digital Event yesterday was the news that Skylanders Superchargers on Wii U would be getting two brand-new amiibo figures. Donkey Kong and Bowser are both joining the cast of Activision's forthcoming toys-to-life sequel, complete with special...

News: Super Mario Maker's Packaging Sure Looks Pretty

Super Mario Maker's Packaging Sure Looks Pretty

Hardcover artbook gets shown off

Super Mario Maker is coming with a hardcover artbook which celebrates the 30th birthday of the portly Italian plumber, and Nintendo Europe has posted a very brief video of what it looks like on its Instagram account. In case you didn't know already, the Wii U game allows you to forge levels using assets and art from...

News: Surprise eShop Sale Discounts Up To 30% Off Dozens of Wii U and 3DS Titles 

Surprise eShop Sale Discounts Up To 30% Off Dozens of Wii U and 3DS Titles 

A treat for North Americans

As part of their E3 celebration, Nintendo is rolling out a beefy selection of discounts available across the Wii U and 3DS eShop, encompassing a very strong collection of titles indeed. North Americans can save up to 30% off select games, which are based off some of Nintendo's biggest franchises as well as a decent...

News: Nintendo's E3 'Roadmap' Infographic Shows Off Upcoming Releases on Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo's E3 'Roadmap' Infographic Shows Off Upcoming Releases on Wii U and 3DS

Not as bad as feared?

It's easy, in the influx of information and internet reactions, to lose context on the number of games and releases confirmed by Nintendo in its E3 Digital Event and elsewhere. An infographic can help bring a bit of context, so Nintendo has naturally obliged. As you can see below, the company's keen to highlight a reasonable...

News: Don't Worry, The Legend of Zelda is Still Coming to Wii U

Don't Worry, The Legend of Zelda is Still Coming to Wii U

Be happy

Ever since The Legend of Zelda on Wii U was delayed into 2016 there's been concern that it would fall far enough down Nintendo's schedule to become a title on the company's next 'NX' hardware. This hasn't always seemed to be an overly accurate assumption, as the NX won't even be revealed until 2016, with no release window clear as yet...

News: Star Fox Zero Doesn't Have Online Multiplayer, Yet

Star Fox Zero Doesn't Have Online Multiplayer, Yet

I can't let you play online, Star Fox!

Speaking to IGN, Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed that upcoming Wii U space shooter Star Fox Zero will not feature an online multiplayer mode. Here is Miyamoto-san's reasoning for this not entirely surprising omission: So, we're really prioritising getting this new game playing at 60 frames-per-second. In...

News: Nintendo Is Thinking About Making A Transformable Star Fox Arwing amiibo

Nintendo Is Thinking About Making A Transformable Star Fox Arwing amiibo

"We have an actual model & we're thinking how much it would actually cost"

Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed to IGN that Nintendo is currently experimenting with the idea of a transformable Awring amiibo which could have some connectivity with the forthcoming Star Fox Zero. The legendary designer was pushed for details by the site, and explained that...

News: Bayonetta 2 Triggered Platinum's Involvement With Star Fox Zero, Studio Is Also Working On Project Guard

Bayonetta 2 Triggered Platinum's Involvement With Star Fox Zero, Studio Is Also Working On Project Guard

Fox trot

Following the full reveal of Star Fox Zero at this year's E3, our good friends at Eurogamer have secured an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto and Platinum's Yusuke Hashimoto, who talk about how the game has developed since we were first told about it last year. Miyamoto talks a little about how the game was first created, and how Nintendo...

News: ​Nintendo Posts a New Fatal Frame V Trailer, Fall Release Confirmed For North America

​Nintendo Posts a New Fatal Frame V Trailer, Fall Release Confirmed For North America

I'm ready for my close-up

Nintendo's E3 Digital Event this year was a rather mixed affair, a rollercoaster ride of high peaks and low valleys. However you may have felt about it, there's no question that it was unsurprisingly light on third party content, with Yo-kai Watch, Skylanders Superchargers, and Hyrule Warriors Legends being the only games...

Video: Here's Your Handy E3 2015 Wii U And 3DS Trailer Round Up

Here's Your Handy E3 2015 Wii U And 3DS Trailer Round Up

All the trailers in once place

So the Nintendo Digital Event is over, but there are still plenty of things to entertain your eyeballs with - we've compiled all the trailers from this year's E3 on one handy page. Are we good to you or what? Wii U: Star Fox Zero https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6PEecNY0Sc Super Mario Maker...

News: Super Mario Maker Arrives This September With amiibo Support In Tow

Super Mario Maker Arrives This September With amiibo Support In Tow

Costume Mario also revealed

Nintendo's E3 Digital Event just wrapped up for another year and sure enough new information has emerged regarding the upcoming Wii U title, Super Mario Maker. Firstly, the game will be released on 11th September. This launch aligns with the 2015 celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Mario Bros. series. During a...

News: Star Fox Zero Is Being Co-Developed By Platinum

Star Fox Zero Is Being Co-Developed By Platinum

But no, Hideki Kamiya isn't involved

When Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that the Wii U would be getting a new Star Fox, he stated that Nintendo was seeking a partner to aid development. Miyamoto has now confirmed via Nintendo's ongoing Treehouse Live segment that Star Fox Zero - for that is its name - is being co-developed by PlatinumGames. Platinum's...