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Video: Check Out Splatoon's Custom E-litre 3K Scope & Custom Range Blaster in Action

Check Out Splatoon's Custom E-litre 3K Scope & Custom Range Blaster in Action

Customised to your needs (maybe)

Splatoon's the game that just keeps on giving, and this week we get to feast our Inkling eyes on the Custom E-litre 3K Scope and the Custom Range Blaster! The Custom E-litre 3K Scope is a scoped variant on the Custom E-litre 3K, allowing more precise aiming at the price of reducing your field of view whilst aiming...

News: Speculation of Playable Octolings in Splatoon Triggered by Splatfest and SplatNet Updates

Speculation of Playable Octolings in Splatoon Triggered by Splatfest and SplatNet Updates

The squid vs. octopus battle intensifies

For quite a while eager Splatoon fans have followed the exploits of data miners and a more mischievous modder causing save data problems - the subject? Playable Octolings. For some they're an inevitability and we're just waiting for their arrival. Are more clues afoot? Our very own Alex Olney - who's not...

News: Minecraft Game Engine Could Be Ported To Wii U Thanks To Minecraft: Story Mode 

Minecraft Game Engine Could Be Ported To Wii U Thanks To Minecraft: Story Mode 

"Everything that looks like Minecraft is actually built in Minecraft"

Edit: Given the confusion that the original title caused, we've altered it slightly and are currently seeking clarification from Telltale regarding the game engine that Story Mode will run in. Original Story: Minecraft: Story Mode has been confirmed for release on Wii U, and...

News: Developer Of Acclaimed Indie Title Lumo "100% Trying" To Secure Wii U Release 

Developer Of Acclaimed Indie Title Lumo "100% Trying" To Secure Wii U Release 

Inspired by SNES title Equinox, no less

If you were lucky enough to attend EGX here in the UK recently then you may have spotted a lovely-looking indie title by the name of Lumo. This isometric offering is packed with references to gaming's past, and was born out of a Twitter conversation between its creator - former Ruffian, Lionhead and Bizarre...

Nintendo Download: 8th October (North America)

8th October (North America)

Chibi-Robo!, 3D Sonic 2, Legend of Legacy and much more

It's time once again for another Nintendo Download Update, and this week's North American line-up has some tempting options. There are four 3DS retail games, including a Nintendo platformer and an RPG with impressive pedigree, while M2 remasters another wonderful SEGA game for the eShop. On Wii...

News: The YouTube Wii U App Has Another Update

The YouTube Wii U App Has Another Update

Has a prettier user interface but not much else

Whenever we post an article about the Wii U YouTube app, we're reminded multiple times that it's better to use the web browser. So, early disclaimer - it is arguably better to use the web browser for YouTube on the Wii U, no argument here. Still, the actual app is a thing and Google continues to roll...

News: Midora Developer Admits He Knew Kickstarter Funds Wouldn't Be Enough To Complete The Game

Midora Developer Admits He Knew Kickstarter Funds Wouldn't Be Enough To Complete The Game

"I knew that the game would need more than $60,000 to be made"

The developer of the Zelda-inspired RPG Midora has admitted that he knew full well that the amount of cash raised during its Kickstater campaign wouldn't be enough to cover the full cost of development. The crowdfunding drive raised $73,470 in 2014 - a little over the base target of...

News: PS4 and Sony Enjoy Dominant Week in Japan With Price Cut and New Releases

PS4 and Sony Enjoy Dominant Week in Japan With Price Cut and New Releases

Price cuts can help, Nintendo

The Media Create chart results are in for Japan, and after a number of weeks with Nintendo's systems and exclusive games leading the way there's a change in momentum. In the software top 20 the shift has come through a range of new releases, with the top 5 consisting of three games across three separate Sony platforms...

News: New Euro Wii U Premium Bundle Contains Mario Kart 8 And Splatoon

New Euro Wii U Premium Bundle Contains Mario Kart 8 And Splatoon

Launches this month, costs £239.99

Nintendo has confirmed today that it is releasing a new Wii U premium bundle which contains two of the console's most critically-acclaimed titles, Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon. The pack - which will be a limited-time offer - contains the standard black premium Wii U console with 32GB of storage and all the usual...

News: Renegade Kid Wants to Release Physical Versions of its 3DS Games

Renegade Kid Wants to Release Physical Versions of its 3DS Games

Perhaps a collection is on the horizon?

Renegade Kid is a studio that has been a very dependable supporter of the eShop, with games like Mutant Mudds and Xeodrifter periodically showing up and giving gamers solid slices of action that rarely disappoint. Though the studio seems to have a soft spot for retro games, releases like Moon Chronicles and...

News: Sonic Lost World's Wii U Exclusivity Ends With Budget PC Release

Sonic Lost World's Wii U Exclusivity Ends With Budget PC Release

Bundled with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Sonic Lost World, released exclusively on Wii U in 2013 - also with a separate 3DS iteration - is a game full of good intentions. It attempted to make 3D Sonic speed more playable; though flawed it was a demonstration of ambition and arguably a step forward for the Sonic Team. SEGA has been moving a...

News: Super Mario Advance 4's e-Reader Levels Get Resurrected Thanks To Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Advance 4's e-Reader Levels Get Resurrected Thanks To Super Mario Maker

e-Reader attachment not required

When Nintendo launched Super Mario Bros. 3 on the Game Boy Advance under the rather misleading title Super Mario Advance 4, it included 30 secret stages - all falling under the banner "World-e" - which could only be unlocked by using the optional e-Reader accessory and a set of special cards. Given that both of...

Video: This Super Mario Maker Player Captures The Frustration of Surprise 'Don't Move' Stages

This Super Mario Maker Player Captures The Frustration of Surprise 'Don't Move' Stages

Is this a joke?

Super Mario Maker is wonderful, at least in our humble opinion, and millions of stages have been created for us all to try. Naturally with so many people taking part there's scope for levels that are slightly peculiar of almost impossible to beat, yet it's the 'don't move' or 'keep running' stages that seem to be among the most...

News: Skull Kid is Confirmed as a Playable Character in Hyrule Warriors Legends

Skull Kid is Confirmed as a Playable Character in Hyrule Warriors Legends

Phantom Ganon to also feature

Hyrule Warriors Legends will give us portable hack 'n slash action in 2016, and Koei Tecmo is keeping up its momentum of new characters that'll feature in the 3DS version of the popular Wii U original. Recently it showed off characters and stages from The Wind Waker, and now it's revealed additional popular characters...

News: English Version of SplatNet Website for Splatoon Goes Live

English Version of SplatNet Website for Splatoon Goes Live

Keep track of gear, stages, rank, and friends with this handy site

Splatoon is a game that can get fiercely competitive for those who are willing to put in the time and effort. Once you start getting into the upper limits of the Ranked Battle mode, you'll find that competitors wear very particular gear with very particular stats. Surprisingly...

News: Nielsen Game Rank Lists the Most Anticipated Games of the Holiday Season

Nielsen Game Rank Lists the Most Anticipated Games of the Holiday Season

There's a disturbing lack of Xenoblade here…

It's hard to believe, but we're already fast approaching the Holiday season for 2015. This is a critical time for game companies everywhere, as this is when a significant chunk of yearly profits is made. While it is a pretty safe bet that no Nintendo games will be leading the charts this season, there's...