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Video: Let's Round Up The Latest Celeb and "Pitch" Nintendo Commercials

Let's Round Up The Latest Celeb and "Pitch" Nintendo Commercials

Some of the NL team aren't sure who these 'stars' are, forgive us

Over the past couple of weeks we've shared a number of Nintendo commercials with you, and they've attracted mixed reactions. Some have been popular, some haven't, but all have at least shown that the company's doing some old-fashioned advertising to encourage big sales this shopping...

Review: Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (Wii U)

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (Wii U)

Pac ain't afraid of no ghost

As gaming's original icon, Pac-Man has enjoyed a long and varied career. He's munched Power Pellets on dozens of different platforms since his 1980 debut, starred in platform games on the Super Nintendo, raced go karts on the GameCube, had a Top-10 single on the US charts, and even worked under the baton of Mario maestro...

Video: Prepare To Go Super Sized In Mario 3D World's Tricky Trapeze Theatre

Prepare To Go Super Sized In Mario 3D World's Tricky Trapeze Theatre

Plenty of acrobatics to be found here

Many North American Wii U owners will no doubt have gotten their hands on Super Mario 3D World when it launched in that region yesterday, and to mark the release of this amazing title we'll be running a video every day right up to the European street date — which is next week. Today, it's the high-flying...

News: Nintendo Shares Hit Three-Month High Ahead of Major Releases

Nintendo Shares Hit Three-Month High Ahead of Major Releases

Positive signs

Nintendo looks to be making a recovery on the stock market, with shares reaching a three-month high on 22nd November after gaining 4.2 percent on the Toyko Stock Exchange. The milestone lines up with the release of Super Mario 3D World on the Wii U, as well as The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour on...

Out Now: Super Mario 3D World, A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour

Super Mario 3D World, A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour

Or, if you're not in North America, just A Link Between Worlds

Today's a particularly busy day in the games retail industry, and certainly one of the most crowded in recent memory. There's new hardware, of course, with last week bringing the PS4 to North America — which arrives next week in Europe — and today delivering the Xbox One throughout...

News: CNET Outlines Console Purchase Choices And Highlights Wii U as a "Pretty Compelling Buy"

CNET Outlines Console Purchase Choices And Highlights Wii U as a "Pretty Compelling Buy"

Different talking head, different outcome

There have been a number of times this year when, sometimes correctly and on other occasions harshly, the Wii U has endured negative coverage and, as a result, subsequent issues with its public image. We've had — and still have, to a degree — issues with awareness, while some dry spells of software...

Rumour: LEGO The Hobbit Planned for 2014 Release

LEGO The Hobbit Planned for 2014 Release

Will likely cover lots of film sequences that weren't actually in the book

Is there any franchise that LEGO video games can't cover? It's a tricky one, and we'd have to start tagging 'Woody Allen' films as a series if we had to try really hard — TT Fusion has already covered Batman, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Marvel to name some, though hasn't...

News: Fresh Details Swing Into View for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Fresh Details Swing Into View for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Gold hearts, 'Kong Pow' and new footage shown

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze may be delayed to early 2014 — February in North America — but with that new release window it looks set to be the first major Wii U title of the new year. Appearing on the latest episode of GT.TV, Nintendo of America's Bill Trinen introduced some new footage...

News: Reggie Talks Up Wii U Blockbusters As Top 10 Sellers Across the Whole Generation

Reggie Talks Up Wii U Blockbusters As Top 10 Sellers Across the Whole Generation

Assures Wii U momentum, teases VGX appearance and tackles smartphones

With the competition hotting up in the most vital shopping season of the year, Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime, used an appearance on GT.TV's latest episode to outline his reasoning for Wii U optimism, while also outlining lessons learned from a tough 2014...

News: Nintendo's UK Store to Release A Wii U Mario Mega Bundle

Nintendo's UK Store to Release A Wii U Mario Mega Bundle

Three games, a Mario remote and, most importantly, a Mario hat

In early October Nintendo UK launched its own online store, which has since played host to some pre-order bonuses and a regional exclusive with this rather attractive Luigi-themed 3DS XL. It seems the website is keen to lead the line in terms of driving Wii U sales this Holiday season,...

Weirdness: The Fresh Prince Meets Super Mario In This Toe-Tapping Mash-Up

The Fresh Prince Meets Super Mario In This Toe-Tapping Mash-Up

I looked at my (Mushroom) kingdom, I was finally there

With the release of Super Mario 3D World almost upon us, what better way to celebrate than combine the lyrics of classic TV show Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air with the Wii U game's infectious soundtrack? That's exactly what one resourceful soul has done — you can witness the result below. If you're...

News: DFC Intelligence Lowers Wii U Lifetime Sales Forecast, But Supports Holiday Releases and Strategy

DFC Intelligence Lowers Wii U Lifetime Sales Forecast, But Supports Holiday Releases and Strategy

"Nintendo is carving out a different audience"

Friday 22nd November is a major release day on a number of fronts, including Super Mario 3D World on Wii U (in North America, 29th November in Europe), The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on 3DS, as well as new hardware from Microsoft with the Xbox One; special mentions should also go to Mario...

Video: Super Mario 3D World's Chainlink Charge Level Will Test Your Skills

Super Mario 3D World's Chainlink Charge Level Will Test Your Skills

Make sure you grab the cat suit

Super Mario 3D World is almost with us — it launches in North America tomorrow — and to mark the occasion we're running a different video every day until the European launch, which is next Friday. Today it's World 3-2, otherwise known as Chainlink Charge. Considering how early on in the game this level appears,...

News: Hyper Light Drifter May Include Mode 7 Mode, Creator Was Deadly Serious About SNES "Demake"

Hyper Light Drifter May Include Mode 7 Mode, Creator Was Deadly Serious About SNES "Demake"

It's about time remakes went the opposite direction

Anyone who has ever played the original Super Mario Kart or F-Zero on the SNES will recall the glorious Mode 7 graphical effect. Its ground-breaking rotating backgrounds had a way of inducing disorientation and ecstasy in players, like a 16-bit drug of the highest order. SNES lover Alex Preston,...

News: EA Germany Survey Fails To Acknowledge The Wii U

EA Germany Survey Fails To Acknowledge The Wii U

No mention of 3DS or Wii, either

If relationship troubles between Nintendo and EA weren’t already dire enough, the circus continues with a recent survey from EA Germany, failing to make mention of Nintendo’s latest home console, the Wii U. In the survey, the Wii U is not mentioned in any of the questions about current or next generation...

Soapbox: Super Mario 3D World's Playful Whimsy is Refreshing, But Faces a Vital Commercial Test

Super Mario 3D World's Playful Whimsy is Refreshing, But Faces a Vital Commercial Test

Will an overwhelmingly positive critical response and buzz deliver success?

Something slightly surprising, to me at least, happened yesterday. Super Mario 3D World had a wonderful series of reviews that went live, on any major outlet you'd care to name, bang on the embargo. I'm not talking about the scores — which were excellent — but the...