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Video: You'll Need Swift Feet To Conquer Super Mario 3D World's Pretty Plaza Panic

You'll Need Swift Feet To Conquer Super Mario 3D World's Pretty Plaza Panic

Watch the clock

If you're pushed for time, don't worry — today's Super Mario 3D World level is short and sweet, but just as exciting as any of the other stages we've covered so far. Pretty Plaza Panic gives you 100 seconds to make your way to the flagpole, but places plenty of distractions and challenges in your path. Super Mario 3D World...

News: New Batman: Arkham Origins DLC Arrives, Major Story-Based Content Coming in 2014

New Batman: Arkham Origins DLC Arrives, Major Story-Based Content Coming in 2014

Holy DLC overload, Batman!

Batman: Arkham Origins on Wii U may have been lacking the all-new multiplayer mode and — in the opinion of some — be below the standards of the Rocksteady predecessors, but it's still a title with some happy fans. Beating on thugs while saying "I'm Batman" in a very deep voice is fun. The Wii U version has, to date,...

News: Ashes Cricket 2013 Officially Cancelled as 505 Games Issues Apology

Ashes Cricket 2013 Officially Cancelled as 505 Games Issues Apology

"Our deepest apologies, however, are reserved for the fans of cricket"

Earlier this week we reported that the continually delayed Ashes Cricket 2013 was briefly released on PC, before it was promptly removed following negative feedback. YouTube videos had quickly appeared following release highlighting a game that was simply not finished and up to...

News: Investment Site Motley Fool Executes Spectacular U-Turn By Claiming Nintendo Will Win This Christmas

Investment Site Motley Fool Executes Spectacular U-Turn By Claiming Nintendo Will Win This Christmas

Less than a week after saying the company was facing "the end"

Investment site The Motley Fool — which recently painted a rather dismal picture of Nintendo's future — has performed a complete about-face by claiming that Nintendo could end up being the big winner this holiday season. The opinion piece points out that although the Wii U has...

Video: This Mario 3D World Level Has A Little Bit Of Zelda About It

This Mario 3D World Level Has A Little Bit Of Zelda About It

Top-down tomfoolery

We've already seen how Super Mario 3D World imitates Mario Kart in one of its levels, and it's only fitting that the game also tips its hat to another popular Nintendo franchise: The Legend of Zelda. World 7-2 — otherwise known as Switchback Ruins — adopts a top-down viewpoint and features loads of Zelda-style bonfires to...

News: Miiverse Update Paves The Way For 3DS Version

Miiverse Update Paves The Way For 3DS Version

Wii U and browser versions updated

As many will already know, Miiverse will arrive on 3DS in a December system update, which will join shared eShop funds and Nintendo Network ID integration on the portable. Nintendo has today issued an update on the Wii U and browser-based iterations of Miiverse as early preparations for the new arrival. Due to the...

News: The YouTube Wii U App Update is Now Live

The YouTube Wii U App Update is Now Live

"So hey guys, um, I have an update for you"

It was announced in the most recent Nintendo Direct broadcast that a YouTube app was finally coming to the 3DS, but it was also welcome news that the Wii U equivalent was set for an update. Although welcome that the video sharing giant supported the system with an official app, such has been its...

News: Nintendo's Partnership With Southwest Airlines Takes Off As Mario Gives Away Free Wii U Systems

Nintendo's Partnership With Southwest Airlines Takes Off As Mario Gives Away Free Wii U Systems

Mascot needs XXXL size high-vis jacket, probably

Nintendo has various corporate and promotional partnerships, and one of the most recently announced by Nintendo of America is a collaboration with Southwest Airlines. As the "official video game partner" of the company, Nintendo is setting up Wii U Gaming Lounges in some major airports until 22nd...

Feature: More Miiverse Favourites From Art Academy: SketchPad

More Miiverse Favourites From Art Academy: SketchPad

Mario, Link, Pikmin and lots of lovely art

Back in August Nintendo released Art Academy: SketchPad on the Wii U eShop, a budget-priced drawing tool that utilises the GamePad touch screen and allows full colour image posts to Miiverse. For artistically minded Wii U owners it's certainly a terrific option that can deliver impressive results; not long...

News: Former Pikmin Director Currently Working On "Original Title" for Nintendo

Former Pikmin Director Currently Working On "Original Title" for Nintendo

Veteran designer seems to be back in action

Nintendo may be looking to shake things up with an entirely new intellectual property in the near future, and former Pikmin director Masamichi Abe is tipped to be involved with the project's development. The revelation comes from current Tekken lead Katushiro Harada, who tweeted in response to a fan...

Video: Getting Hands On With Super Mario 3D World's Hands-On Hall

Getting Hands On With Super Mario 3D World's Hands-On Hall

A level with a distinctly Japanese feel to it

The next in our gameplay videos from Super Mario 3D World has the taste of the Far East about it. World 6-3 — also known as Hands-On Hall — takes place in a Japanese castle, complete with sliding doors, deadly assassins and a moonlit, rooftop battle. Check out the footage below and let us know what...

News: New York Times Critic Identifies Super Mario 3D World and Wii U as Highlights of the Season

New York Times Critic Identifies Super Mario 3D World and Wii U as Highlights of the Season

"The Wii U is also the only new console with a video game worth playing"

Yesterday wasn't necessarily full of happy coverage for the Wii U, such as the grisly news that the Xbox One is already close to passing the Wii U's lifetime-to-date sales in the UK. After plenty of happy Super Mario 3D World vibes, there's been some renewed caution and doubt...

Video: Check Out This Puyo Puyo Tetris Trailer and Dream of Localisation

Check Out This Puyo Puyo Tetris Trailer and Dream of Localisation

We may be lucky, right?

A little while ago we told you about Puyo Puyo Tetris, which is exactly what it sounds like. It's a puzzle mashup that dreams are made of courtesy of SEGA, and arrives on Wii U and 3DS in Japan on 6th February 2014. Sadly there's been no hint of localisation yet, though we certainly hold out hope that, at the very least,...

News: Warner Bros. Confirms LEGO The Hobbit For Release on the Wii U and 3DS Next Year

Warner Bros. Confirms LEGO The Hobbit For Release on the Wii U and 3DS Next Year

Go on an epic adventure with Bilbo and co.

Last week we reported that LEGO The Hobbit was scheduled for a 2014 release on 3DS and Wii U, with thanks to a scanned image of a promotional planner spotted in France - we stuck on the rumour tag for good measure as nothing about the title was confirmed. Today we come with good news, as Warner Bros. has...