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News: Pokémon X & Y Reign Supreme in Japan Once Again, Though the Wii U and Sonic Endure Tough Times

Pokémon X & Y Reign Supreme in Japan Once Again, Though the Wii U and Sonic Endure Tough Times

The games are coming, the games are coming, the games...

Thanks to the lovely people at Media Create, we have our weekly dose of Japanese game charts to enjoy. In recent times it's been less about what's number one, but by how much it's dominating, and that applies to software and hardware. In the software stakes, Pokémon X & Y maintains its...

Video: Here's Five Levels Of Super Mario 3D Multiplayer Mayhem For Your Delectation

Here's Five Levels Of Super Mario 3D Multiplayer Mayhem For Your Delectation

Too cool for cats

Super Mario 3D World will be with us in time for Christmas and is sure to top the wish list of many a Wii U owner. We've been lucky enough to spend some quality time with the game and have put together this wacky multiplayer video which highlights five of the game's inventive and action-packed levels. Tom, Ant and Damo are the...

News: F1 Race Stars Aims To Scratch Your Mario Kart Itch On Wii U This Christmas

F1 Race Stars Aims To Scratch Your Mario Kart Itch On Wii U This Christmas

Cartoon racer is exclusive to the eShop in Europe and North America

Codemasters has revealed that F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition will be racing onto the Wii U eShop this December in both Europe and North America. The title was announced many months ago and was assumed to be getting a retail release, but it then mysteriously dropped off the radar...

Feature: Where Is Your Wii Balance Board?

Where Is Your Wii Balance Board?

Time to dust off that slab of plastic in preparation for Wii Fit U

Wii Fit U's special trial deal begins this Friday, and will no doubt trigger a fitness frenzy amongst flabby Wii U owners all over the globe. However, a lot of time has elapsed between the incredible popularity of the Wii original and the launch of this new title, and like so many...

News: Nintendo Financial Reports Bring Minor Profit, 3DS Success and More Wii U Struggles

Nintendo Financial Reports Bring Minor Profit, 3DS Success and More Wii U Struggles

PAL regions a key weak point in Wii U hardware sales

Earlier this year Nintendo revealed its Q1 financial results, in which it was able to report a net profit despite operating losses — value of the Yen and the mysteries of accounting allowed for a positive overall result. The trends largely continue with today's Q2 results (which also include...

Video: BloodBath Gets Gory in New Trailer

BloodBath Gets Gory in New Trailer

Due in November

During the summer we brought you the news that BloodBath is coming to the Wii U, a Hack'n'Slash title that pitches half a dozen gladiators against each other in multiple arenas. The trailer available at the time was from way back in September 2012, and all we really knew about the game was its setting — "a dystopian future where...

Feature: The Madness That Is Super Mario 3D World's Multiplayer Mode

The Madness That Is Super Mario 3D World's Multiplayer Mode

One crown to rule them all

In this personal reminiscence, Martin Watts describes his experience of playing Super Mario 3D World in multiplayer, and how it exposes our greatest flaws of character... Last week, Features Editor Thomas Whitehead and I were invited along to Nintendo UK's offices for a bit of hands-on time with one of Nintendo's most...

Video: Comedian Wayne Brady Gets a Tad Excited About Wii Party U

Comedian Wayne Brady Gets a Tad Excited About Wii Party U

The rap has potential

Wii Party U is good, harmless, silly fun, or at least that's what we think. Nintendo wants lots of people to think that, of course, and while Nintendo UK released a trailer featuring Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, Nintendo of America has been utilising the comedic talents of Wayne Brady for much of its publicity. He's been...

News: Wii U Players Won't Be Able To Join A Clan In Call Of Duty: Ghosts

Wii U Players Won't Be Able To Join A Clan In Call Of Duty: Ghosts

Not quite a band of brothers

Call of Duty: Ghosts will be rocking a new clan system when it launches soon, allowing fans to form cross-platform battle groups for the game's popular online multiplayer modes. However, something troubles us about the official FAQ for this element of the shooty-shooty, bang-bang game: Clans in Call of Duty: Ghosts...

News: Wii Sports Club Is The Handiwork Of Namco Bandai, With Nintendo Assisting

Wii Sports Club Is The Handiwork Of Namco Bandai, With Nintendo Assisting

External studio was instrumental in getting online Tennis working

It has been revealed during the latest Iwata Asks that Namco Bandai is handling development duties on the forthcoming Wii Sports Club. The selection of sporting titles — upscaled and improved from the Wii originals — joins the ever-increasing list of Nintendo franchises to be...

News: Animal Crossing Team to Utilise Hardware Capabilities to Drive Innovation for the Franchise

Animal Crossing Team to Utilise Hardware Capabilities to Drive Innovation for the Franchise

Social network sharing prominent in New Leaf

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been a major hit on the 3DS, earning significant success in Japan before achieving impressive results in the West. It's been remarkable how its attracted a sizeable audience that incorporates a wide range of gamers, taking over social networks for a notable spell after...

News: Wii Party U Can Be Downloaded Digitally Down Under

Wii Party U Can Be Downloaded Digitally Down Under

New title is available on the Australian Wii U eShop

Wii Party U was released last week, but it bypassed the North American and European Wii U eShops and is available exclusively as a physical purchase at the time of writing. It has been assumed that the game's reliance on physical items — such as a Wii Remote and GamePad stand — has resulted in...

News: Alien Haters Rejoice, You'll Be Able To Blast Xenomorphs In Call Of Duty: Ghosts

Alien Haters Rejoice, You'll Be Able To Blast Xenomorphs In Call Of Duty: Ghosts

New online Extinction mode is teased

Call of Duty has featured a 'Zombies' mode in the past few entries, but it looks like Activision is going to change things up a little for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Instead of slaying the undead, you'll be facing opponents from a planet far, far away. According to leaked screenshots — and a post on the Call of...

News: Rayman Legends Lands With A Thud At Japanese Retail

Rayman Legends Lands With A Thud At Japanese Retail

Less than 1,500 copies sold

Rayman Legends was supposed to be a Wii U exclusive, but Ubisoft changed its mind and delayed the title to accommodate a multiplatform release. However, the wacky epic remains unique to Nintendo's console in at least one region: Japan. Sadly, it would appear that game hasn't been a hit with Japanese players. Although it...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Clarifies That Local Multiplayer is Still the Priority for Mario

Shigeru Miyamoto Clarifies That Local Multiplayer is Still the Priority for Mario

"The answer to this question might change in ten years time"

Super Mario 3D World is shaping up as a title of significant potential, and certainly far more than a quick and easy HD upgrade on 3DS title Super Mario 3D Land. It may share branding and some common items with the portable title, but is also unique in its own ways and, unlike that 3DS...