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News: Sega Unleashes Sonic Boom Behind The Scenes Video

Sega Unleashes Sonic Boom Behind The Scenes Video

All aboard...

Sega prompted an internet meltdown in early February when it announced Sonic Boom — a new branch of the Sonic universe that'll feature a TV show, toy range and, most excitingly, games exclusive to the Wii U and 3DS. Though the portable version of the game from respected developer Sanzaru Games is something to look forward to, there's...

Talking Point: NFC And The GamePad Can Succeed If Nintendo Gives Players Control

NFC And The GamePad Can Succeed If Nintendo Gives Players Control

Lessons to be learned from successes such as Minecraft and Disney Infinity

This year is vitally important for Nintendo, just like 2013 and 2012, admittedly. 2013 was a strange year in that notable successes and triumphs were overshadowed by missed targets and Nintendo's own disappointment. It was a year of contradictions — 3DS was the...

News: Wii U System Update 4.0.3 Goes Live

Wii U System Update 4.0.3 Goes Live

Dat stability

As with the 3DS, Nintendo's keeping busy with system updates for the Wii U, releasing version 4.0.3 for your gaming pleasure. We suspect that, due to the close proximity of the update with the news, that this has little to do with the reported Wii U exploit; either way, it's a minor update. There aren't any shiny new menus or...

News: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Makes Top 10 Début in UK All-Format Charts

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Makes Top 10 Début in UK All-Format Charts

The highest new entry of the week

After being pushed back from a Holiday season release, Retro Studio's Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze arrived in Europe and North America on 21st February. The UK chart results covering its opening weekend of sales are in — reflecting physical retail purchases only — and the platformer has managed to swing a...

Feature: When Cranky Kong Took On Twitter

When Cranky Kong Took On Twitter

Madness? Brilliance? Both?

With Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze now on sale in Europe and North America, Nintendo of America celebrated the big launch by having 'Cranky Kong' takeover its official Twitter account. The elderly ape — the original Donkey Kong from the arcade according to lore — has been promoted for his entertaining character,...

News: Nintendo Launches Animal Crossing: New Leaf Miiverse Drawing Event

Nintendo Launches Animal Crossing: New Leaf Miiverse Drawing Event

Shake the metaphorical trees of creativity, or something...

Nintendo has been making good use of Miiverse and Wii U title Art Academy: SketchPad in recent months, running events for the Year of Luigi and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Its latest event is for Animal Crossing: New Leaf; while it might seem late in the day for an event...

News: UK Retailer, GAME, To Hold Special Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Day Next Week

UK Retailer, GAME, To Hold Special Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Day Next Week

In select stores, of course

Yes, at last it’s finally here, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has landed in the UK and US. It’s been three years since the primate pilgrim had his own private outing, but we’re just as happy to see him now as we were all those years ago; to celebrate the simian superstar’s frosty return UK retailer, GAME,...

News: Diddy Kong Confirmed as the Latest New Challenger for Super Smash Bros.

Diddy Kong Confirmed as the Latest New Challenger for Super Smash Bros.

With a bunch of images inside

Barely a week passes at the moment without some form of interesting reveal for the new Super Smash Bros. titles on the way to Wii U and 3DS, with Little Mac recently confirmed as part of a Nintendo Direct broadcast. Announced today with a little less hype but not lacking in fan service is the news that Diddy Kong will...

Video: Nintendo Minute Shows Off Two Favourite Levels From Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Nintendo Minute Shows Off Two Favourite Levels From Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Tough but fun

With Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze now so close that we can smell the bananas, Nintendo's YouTube show 'Nintendo Minute' has naturally pitched in to show a little more of the game in action, with the co-hosts each picking a favourite level. First up is world 3-3 (Frantic Fields) which includes some heroic charging with Rambi...

Video: These UK and US Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Adverts Are Islands Apart In Tone

These UK and US Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Adverts Are Islands Apart In Tone

Bongo-drumming up interest

By now you might have seen our coverage of the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze commercial currently airing to promote DK's latest outing, and it's a fun showcase of gameplay and character that definitely paints a charming picture to drum up some anticipation. Today, a UK version of the same trailer has just arrived to...

Video: These Are The Ten DS Games We Want To See On The Wii U Virtual Console

These Are The Ten DS Games We Want To See On The Wii U Virtual Console

Which one did you vote for?

The news that Nintendo is bringing DS games to the Wii U had us dreaming of all the amazing titles we wanted to see arrive on the eShop. Like some kind of benevolent moving-image god, our resident video guru Rory has transcoded these desires into magical lights and sound, and has lovingly deposited the results onto the...

News: Minor Miiverse Update Improves Options For Following, Screenshots and Videos

Minor Miiverse Update Improves Options For Following, Screenshots and Videos

X marks the screenshot

Nintendo's bespoke Miiverse social network — on Wii U, 3DS, web browsers and with future plans for smart devices — has evolved a fair bit since its début with the Wii U launch in November 2012. As it's a web-based service it can be easily updated without down time or the need for gamers to download updates; as a result...

News: Nintendo UK's Store Offers The Mario and Sonic Winter Olympics Wii U Bundle

Nintendo UK's Store Offers The Mario and Sonic Winter Olympics Wii U Bundle

Going for gold

With the Winter Olympics well under way in Sochi, Nintendo UK has issued a reminder that its official store is offering a special Wii U bundle to celebrate the occasion, which represents a saving over buying each part of the package individually. Unsurprisingly this bundle includes the appropriately themed game, details below: Wii...

News: Retro Studios Outlines "Symbiotic Relationship" With Nintendo Teams

Retro Studios Outlines "Symbiotic Relationship" With Nintendo Teams

"We spent a lot of time working on fur as requested by Iwata-san"

With Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze swinging into Western stores this week, eager fans are no doubt continuing their own personal countdowns. Ahead of the release Official Nintendo Magazine has published its interview with Retro Studios CEO Michael Kelbaugh and Nintendo SPD...

News: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sells Just Over 35,000 Units in Japanese Launch

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sells Just Over 35,000 Units in Japanese Launch

No notable Wii U hardware boost

The latest Media Create Japanese chart results are in, and while there are positives for the 3DS there's little cheer for Wii U. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze arrived in Japan on 13th February and, despite coming in second in the charts, has failed to make a significant impact. Top honours in the software...

News: Rayman Legends On Wii U Is Still The ''Definitive Version'' According to Digital Foundry

Rayman Legends On Wii U Is Still The ''Definitive Version'' According to Digital Foundry

The GamePad swipes, taps and turns its way to the top

Simply saying the name Rayman Legends aloud is enough to get a reaction from Wii U owners, but that reaction could easily lie on either end of a broad spectrum. On one hand it's a bitter development story many would like to forget, but it's truly difficult to deny the title's charm, imagination...

News: Less Than 5% of Those Polled by the Game Developers Conference Have Wii U Plans

Less Than 5% of Those Polled by the Game Developers Conference Have Wii U Plans

Under 2% for 3DS

GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2014 takes place from 17th - 21st March in San Francisco, a gathering of thousands of companies and individuals to demonstrate, discuss and debate the current trends and patterns in the development industry. As is the norm, ahead of this year's event the organisers have polled "more than 2,600...