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News: GAME Selling Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Console Bundle for £159.99, Today Only

GAME Selling Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Console Bundle for £159.99, Today Only

Or grab the game alone for £29.99

The Wii U's price point is becoming more and more tempting for those who've yet to pick one up, and UK retailer GAME have dropped the price of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U — as well as a bundle that includes the game and a basic 8GB console — to try and convert some fence-sitters. If you've yet to pick up the...

News: Platinum Games’ Producer Thanks Wii U Owners Who Bought Bayonetta 2 on Release

Platinum Games’ Producer Thanks Wii U Owners Who Bought Bayonetta 2 on Release

Relieved by the warm reception

Despite an underwhelming sales performance on release, Platinum Games’ Bayonetta 2 was still a critically acclaimed and highly anticipated angel & demon hunting experience. With the dust now settled, the producer of Bayonetta 2 – Akiko Kuroda – has recently spoken out via Platinum’s website about the...

News: Best Buy and Walmart Pitch In With Festive Wii U and 3DS Deals

Best Buy and Walmart Pitch In With Festive Wii U and 3DS Deals

Joining Target with late offers

We're now in the final full shopping week before Christmas, and the last batch of retail discounts are starting to do the rounds in the US. As we reported last week Target is offering a host of deals including an excellent price of $249.99 for the Super Mario 3D World Wii U bundle; that is now, tellingly,

Poll: Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smash Bros. Controller, GameCube Adapter and amiibo You Want?

Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smash Bros. Controller, GameCube Adapter and amiibo You Want?

Stock issues have been ongoing since launch

Since late November there have been a few key products that Nintendo has used to drive sales of the Wii U, all related to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The main product has been the amiibo range, now into its second wave, while alongside that there's been the GameCube Controller Adapter and a related...

Developer Interview: Aurelien Regard Talks About Mixing F-Zero, Star Fox And Micro Machines In The Next Penelope

Aurelien Regard Talks About Mixing F-Zero, Star Fox And Micro Machines In The Next Penelope

Re-telling Greek legends on the Wii U eShop

Aurelien Regard isn't perhaps a name which will be instantly familiar with gamers. While fellow countrymen like Éric Chahi and Michel Ancel attract plenty of attention thanks to their famous titles, Regard has been dutifully plugging away in the shadows. Formerly of the now-defunct French studio Arkedo...

Video: We Go Hands On With Some 2nd Wave amiibo Figures

We Go Hands On With Some 2nd Wave amiibo Figures

Tiny Falcon Punches

The world is going amiibo-mad at the moment, and in this wave of hysteria, some retailers are releasing the 2nd wave of figurines a week earlier than originally planned here in the UK. We picked up three of the new wave and because we're so nice, we've made this little video to show you what we think of them. You're welcome...

News: Sorry to Disappoint, But That 'New' GamePad Mario Kart 8 Commercial is Pretty Old

Sorry to Disappoint, But That 'New' GamePad Mario Kart 8 Commercial is Pretty Old

Just wonky effects, we'd wager

Over the past weekend we saw some chatter around a potential 'new' GamePad in a Mario Kart 8 commercial posted on the Japanese YouTube account; we clicked on over and were disappointed. The focus was on a GamePad shot that showed a controller that appeared thinner but blurry, but we realised this was actually a retread...

News: Rosalina & Luma amiibo Exclusive to Target in US, as More Peculiar Defects Are Shown Off Online

Rosalina & Luma amiibo Exclusive to Target in US, as More Peculiar Defects Are Shown Off Online

Marth has double the power as he dual wields

While the early 2015 amiibo figures will be available — or not if the stock situation remains messy — at all major retailers in Europe, there have been some exclusivity deals arranged in the US. To date Lucario has been confirmed for Toys "R" Us, Shulk for GameStop and Meta Knight for Best Buy. It...

Video: What if... Smash Bros. Had Announcers From Other Fighting Games?

What if... Smash Bros. Had Announcers From Other Fighting Games?

Flawless Victory!

We still haven't got enough of Smash Bros. yet, but playing the game relentlessly day after day has had us hankering for revisiting old fighting games. Then, a crazy thought entered our brains — what if the cheesy Smash Bros. announcer was replaced with those of other famous brawlers? The result of this incredibly strange train...

News: Developer of Retro City Rampage Explains, Again, Why a Wii U Release Won’t Be Happening

Developer of Retro City Rampage Explains, Again, Why a Wii U Release Won’t Be Happening

“You can already purchase and play the WiiWare version”

If you were still hoping to see the eventual release of Retro City Rampage on the Wii U eShop in the near future, it’s probably best you erase any thought of it from your mind now. In a post on the game's official website, Vblank Entertainment's Brian Provinciano has spoken out once...

News: Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Charts as Wii U Secures Its Best Week Since Launch

Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Charts as Wii U Secures Its Best Week Since Launch

Pokémon ORAS catch 5th and 7th place, amiibo sales match up to Smash Wii U

It's that time again, with November NPD results — which cover US physical retail sales — being released; they cover the vital Black Friday week sales, in particular. For Nintendo the focus was on major releases on both Wii U and 3DS, both of which performed rather well,...

Video: Don't Feel Bad If You Self Destruct in Super Smash Bros., Competitors Do It Too

Don't Feel Bad If You Self Destruct in Super Smash Bros., Competitors Do It Too

Duck Hunt Dog days

Super Smash Bros. is chaotic at the best of times, and the Wii U version certainly continues the trend. Fast paced and colourful, keeping track of the action while stringing together attacks and dodges can be a tiring business, and silly mistakes happen. Everyone's done it — we self destruct. These self-inflicted kills can be...

News: Mario Kart 8 Starting Grid T-Shirt Accelerates Onto Club Nintendo

Mario Kart 8 Starting Grid T-Shirt Accelerates Onto Club Nintendo

A pricey option for PAL racers

Club Nintendo may still insist on the completion of particularly annoying surveys, but it's still a useful means to pick up some goodies. While the North American version focuses on download games and occasional extras, the PAL equivalents serve up a range of merchandise, with fairly regular additions in recent times...

Weirdness: Legless Peach amiibo Bidding Closes at $25,100

Legless Peach amiibo Bidding Closes at $25,100

We'll be amazed if that's actually paid...

Not so long ago we reported on another addition to the strange trend for faulty amiibo being sold on eBay, in this case a remarkably legless Princess Peach. Its early running (or not, but you know what we mean) was impressive, as it sought to overhaul the previous $2500 bid for a dual wielding Samus; it was...

Video: Top 5 Things We Love About Smash Bros. For Wii U

Top 5 Things We Love About Smash Bros. For Wii U

So much to love

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is one of the biggest Nintendo releases of the year, and if your're anything like us then you'll already have put plenty of time into this incredible title. If you're perhaps not quite convinced about the game and haven't been swayed by our glowing 9/10 review, then perhaps the following video — in...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sold to Over Ten Percent of Japanese Wii U Owners as System's Sales Rise

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sold to Over Ten Percent of Japanese Wii U Owners as System's Sales Rise

Luigi and co. clean up

Last Friday Super Smash Bros. for Wii U was finally released in Japan, and to no surprise it's taken the top spot in this week's Japanese charts courtesy of Media Create. Although the numbers aren't as grand as for the launch of the 3DS version, there are only around two million Wii U owners in Japan, meaning that ten percent...