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News: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Developers Give Background on Design Decisions

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Developers Give Background on Design Decisions

"The result, after applying everyone’s voice, was a very lively game."

While European gamers are still left in the dark as to exactly when it'll launch, North Americans will be enjoying Kirby and the Rainbow Curse in the coming week. In the latest issue of Nintendo Dream - a Japanese gaming magazine - an interview was conducted with several...

Rumour: Rayman Could be Planned as DLC in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Rayman Could be Planned as DLC in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Apparent screens and video appear on the web

UPDATE: The video below has now been revealed by the creator to be a very elaborate hoax made using editing software; that's another Smash Bros. rumour down for now. ORIGINAL STORY: It seems like the Super Smash Bros. hype train just never stops rolling. Prior to the release of Super Smash Bros. for...

News: Nintendo's Wii U TVii Service is Formally Cancelled in Europe

Nintendo's Wii U TVii Service is Formally Cancelled in Europe

No surprise

When Nintendo announced the Wii U release date at a press event back in 2012, a key feature that was given a fair amount of time was TVii. The service works as a hub to bring together various networks and TV services into one app, utilising the GamePad and some interactive elements in a bid to be intuitive and interesting for viewers to...

Video: How To Game Safe On Valentine's Day

How To Game Safe On Valentine's Day

Who wants to go out, when you can have a romantic night of gaming?

It's that time of the year, which is either a celebration of your love to another person, or just another day for those who aren't quite as lucky. Alas, this is a video for those of the former category, but the single folk amongst you could do worse than make some notes for that...

News: Tomonobu Itagaki Gives an Update on Devil’s Third, Describing it as the "Biggest Game"

Tomonobu Itagaki Gives an Update on Devil’s Third, Describing it as the "Biggest Game"

Devilishly good-looking

Let's look a a brief history of the development for Devil's Third, the upcoming Wii U title. Tomonobu Itagaki - of Ninja Gaiden fame - left Tecmo Studios in 2008 to form Valhalla Game Studios with fellow ex-members of Team Ninja. They began working on Devil's Third, a unique hack'n'slash/shooter mashup, and THQ picked up the...

News: Mario Party 10 Official Website Prompts Speculation of Three New Super Mario amiibo Figures

Mario Party 10 Official Website Prompts Speculation of Three New Super Mario amiibo Figures

New versions of Rosalina, Donkey Kong and Wario

Nintendo has launched a pretty substantial website in Japan for Mario Party 10, which arrives on Wii U rather soon, and some details and images have prompted speculation that more unannounced Super Mario range amiibo toys are on the way. As you can see in the image below special boards for Rosalina,...

News: January NPD Results Bring Improvement for Wii U and Top 10 Sales for Super Smash Bros.

January NPD Results Bring Improvement for Wii U and Top 10 Sales for Super Smash Bros.

Still fighting

The January NPD results aren't typically the blockbuster numbers of the year, yet in the post-Holiday slump we do at least get an idea of which games and systems are attracting sustained interest in the US. On that score Nintendo had a reasonably positive month, if not necessarily one to have Reggie Fils-Aime cracking open the...

Video: Kadokawa Games Showcases Rodea The Sky Soldier Footage and Hands-On Event

Kadokawa Games Showcases Rodea The Sky Soldier Footage and Hands-On Event

Kid Icarus X Sonic

Rodea The Sky Soldier has had a difficult route to release: originally developed by Prope under the leadership of Yuji Naka - a founding father of Sonic the Hedgehog - it was apparently largely complete for the Wii and 3DS, yet publisher Kadokawa Games was largely silent. Prope dropped away and, somewhat surprisingly, Kadokawa...

Gallery: It's Time For Another Influx of Xenoblade Chronicles X Screens and Footage

It's Time For Another Influx of Xenoblade Chronicles X Screens and Footage

'Interesting' character customisations, New LA, landscapes and a cat

Xenoblade Chronicles X is only a couple of months away in Japan, so the official website is regularly posting new information, screens and videos for fans to enjoy. The latest influx of content is certainly worth a look, as it covers character customisation, shows off New Los...

News: Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega Clarifies Restructuring Plans

Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega Clarifies Restructuring Plans

Sales are slower than those for Sonic Lost World

At the end of January it emerged that Sega would be restructuring its business at the cost of around 300 jobs; now that it's issued its Q3 financial results it's clarified how that'll take place. New companies will be formed that are managed by Sega Holdings, with Sega Games taking the place of Sega...

News: Satoru Iwata Shares Confidence in Hitting Targets, Mii-Focused Smartphone App to be Announced in Q2

Satoru Iwata Shares Confidence in Hitting Targets, Mii-Focused Smartphone App to be Announced in Q2

"I believe the Wii U business still has considerable room for growth"

In recent days Satoru Iwata has been conducting a series of interviews in Japan, tackling tricky questions ahead of the next President's Briefing and Investor Q & A on 17th February. A pattern has started to emerge in these interviews, which certainly lays the ground for...

News: Meta Knight amiibo Hits Best Buy in US on 20th February

Meta Knight amiibo Hits Best Buy in US on 20th February

Expect a scramble for stock

The release trends for amiibo waves have varied per territory, though it's arguably been the most chaotic in North America, with formal release dates coming at late notice and plenty of instances where stock has vanished as quickly as it's supposedly arrived. Those planning on hunting down a Best Buy-exclusive Meta Knight...

Video: Did You Know Gaming Tackles Super Smash Bros. Once Again

Did You Know Gaming Tackles Super Smash Bros. Once Again

Mostly focused on Wii U and 3DS entries

Super Smash Bros. on both Wii U and 3DS were two of the biggest hits in 2014, representing the first portable and HD arrivals in the franchise. They're still serving up new contents and updates, with recent additions including additional 8-player Smash stages on Wii U and data sharing + amiibo support on 3DS...

News: Spin the Bottle And Knytt Underground Going Half Price This Week

Spin the Bottle And Knytt Underground Going Half Price This Week

Makes the wait for Affordable Space Adventures a little easier

Affordable Space Adventures is coming soon to the Wii U eShop, and to celebrate the impending release KnapNok and Nifflas have slashed 50 percent off the price of Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party and Knytt Underground. Both titles will retail for €3.99 / £3.99 / $5.99 until February...

Video: Defy Gravity With These Sonic Lost World Glitches

Defy Gravity With These Sonic Lost World Glitches

Forever falling

While life's a little tough for Sonic fans at the moment - including this writer - it's worth remembering that this generation of Nintendo hardware has (arguably) delivered a decent game with the blue blur. We're referring, of course, to Wii U exclusive Sonic Lost World - there's also a 3DS game that isn't as good - which has some...

News: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Appears to Have a Miiverse Achievement System That Was Scrapped

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Appears to Have a Miiverse Achievement System That Was Scrapped

"Whoa! You've used Cranky's Cane Jump 10,000 times! Hop to it, gramps!"

If you like to follow fellow Nintendo gamers on Miiverse your options for tracking their gaming habits are nevertheless relatively limited; you're reliant on others actively bothering to post in game communities, in most cases. Exceptions to this rule include Hyrule Warriors -...

News: GBA Classics Sonic Advance And Mega Man & Bass Arrive On The Japanese Wii U eShop Next Week

GBA Classics Sonic Advance And Mega Man & Bass Arrive On The Japanese Wii U eShop Next Week

Two welcomed additions

SEGA and Capcom continue their strong support for Nintendo’s digital eShop platform next week, with the simultaneous release of Sonic Advance and Mega Man & Bass on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console. Priced at 702 yen each, the 2001 and 2002 Game Boy Advance titles will be unleashed on 18th February. Sonic Advance is...

News: Devil's Third Director Tomonobu Itagaki Believes That Wii U Title Fatal Frame V Will Make It To The West

Devil's Third Director Tomonobu Itagaki Believes That Wii U Title Fatal Frame V Will Make It To The West

Say cheese!

The Fatal Frame series is well known for its usage of situational and atmospheric terror; walking through haunted ruins crawling with aggressive ghosts while armed with nothing but a camera and flashlight makes for quite a riveting experience. If a ghost is to attack, what are you expected to do? Look directly at the ghost, point the...