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News: Zen Studios Re-Affirms Support For Wii U But Has No Announcement for The Force Awakens Pack Release

Zen Studios Re-Affirms Support For Wii U But Has No Announcement for The Force Awakens Pack Release

"We’ll be sure to alert the Wii U community as that changes"

Zen Studios has enjoyed plenty of success with its pinball titles, releasing various versions and DLC across PC, home consoles and smart devices. The Wii U and 3DS have been in on the action too, with the former receiving Zen Pinball 2 with a decent variety of DLC, in addition to Star...

Talking Point: Nintendo Can Exploit Its Rich History With More Remasters

Nintendo Can Exploit Its Rich History With More Remasters

Easy money

The current generation of home console hardware has had an interesting challenge in defining itself as 'next gen'. In the era of Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 Nintendo brought motion controls to the mainstream while its contemporaries placed their focus on HD graphics and a drastic progression in online multiplayer gaming. In this current...

News: Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance on the Way

Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance on the Way

Almost exactly two months after the last Direct...

Nintendo completed some Nintendo Network maintenance in brief windows during the Holiday season, along with some minor downtime, resulting in a fairly stable period overall. The latest announced maintenance has, however, caught our attention. The timing and length of the planned maintenance is...

Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2016

The Biggest Wii U Games of 2016

The Legend of Zelda x2! Star Fox! Pokkén Tournament! More!

2016 has arrived, and with it comes optimism and potential for an exciting gaming year ahead. Though plenty of eyes are turning to the next generation of Nintendo hardware, of course, there's still plenty of interest for current Wii U gamers. The number of confirmed games may be low, but...

Feature: Our Staff's Hopes and Dreams for Nintendo's 2016

Our Staff's Hopes and Dreams for Nintendo's 2016

NX, Legend of Zelda, Mother 3 and more besides

It's now 2016, and hopefully the beginning of an exciting year for Nintendo and its fans. With various big games, products and reveals either dropping out of 2015 or always being planned for this year, we're set for what could be a bumper 12 months. Your humble writer will be looking ahead at what...

News: ​Get Ready to Add the Octobrush Nouveau to Your Splatoon Arsenal

​Get Ready to Add the Octobrush Nouveau to Your Splatoon Arsenal

Ring in the new year with this fresh new paintbrush

As of now, the near constant updates to Splatoon are nearly upon their final hour. Though Splatfests and occasional balancing updates will be continuing for the foreseeable future, the stream of new equipment and stages is set to end in January. All the same, there's still a bit more content that's...

News: Nintendo Dominates Festive Sales in Japan as 3DS and Wii U Lead the Way

Nintendo Dominates Festive Sales in Japan as 3DS and Wii U Lead the Way

Japanese 3DS hardware passes 20 million lifetime sales

2015 has been quite a year, and it's fair to say Nintendo has had mixed fortunes. Sales of Wii U and 3DS hardware have been reasonable if not barnstorming, but the company's Kyoto HQ may ring in the New Year with renewed spirits following its end of year sales in Japan. Starting with...

Nintendo Download: 31st December (North America)

31st December (North America)

1080° Snowboarding, Molly Maggot and various discounts

It's the final North American Nintendo Download Update of 2015, and it's a little thin on content. Despite that there is a gem from the N64 era and some promising discounts, so all hope is not lost; let's get to it. Missed the European Nintendo Download Update? Well, your New Years' Resolution...

Talking Point: 2015 - A Peculiar Year of New, Old and Surprising Nintendo Games

2015 - A Peculiar Year of New, Old and Surprising Nintendo Games

Not quite the expected

Reflecting on Nintendo's 2015 isn't a simple task. There has been great sadness and disruption due to the passing of Satoru Iwata, and the company has been in a general holding pattern for large parts of the year. Let's consider the key releases or updates that have fallen back to 2016, in no particular order. Most...

Feature: How Mario Kart Brought Two Soul Mates Together

How Mario Kart Brought Two Soul Mates Together

The road to true love is littered with red shells

From now until the start of the new year we're going to be republishing some of what we feel are our best features of 2015. Hopefully this will offer the chance for newer readers to catch up on content they might have missed and allow long-time fans to reacquaint themselves with features they enjoyed...

Video: How to Get a Skell in Xenoblade Chronicles X, Including Locations of Rare Items

How to Get a Skell in Xenoblade Chronicles X, Including Locations of Rare Items

Alex shows the way

We love Xenoblade Chronicles X, yet we're aware that it has a few negatives. The text and user interface could be better, and there are some difficulty spikes and awkward collectathons. The latter is particularly prominent when trying to secure your Skell licence, which you predictably need to get your own cool mech. For those of...

Video: Super Mario Maker Gives Us That Excitebike Platformer We Always Wanted, and a Small Update

Super Mario Maker Gives Us That Excitebike Platformer We Always Wanted, and a Small Update

Birdo is shown off ahead of New Year's Eve release, too

Super Mario Maker is not only a terrific creation tool and platformer in its own right, but it keeps us on our toes with its quirky updates. Next up on 31st December we'll have new Course Events that'll unlock Excitebike and Birdo costumes, with the former certainly tickling our fancy. The NES...

News: Yusuke Hashimoto Talks Star Fox Zero and Collaborating with Nintendo

Yusuke Hashimoto Talks Star Fox Zero and Collaborating with Nintendo

A dream come true

It came as something of a pleasant surprise when Star Fox Zero was officially announced and it was revealed that Platinum Games was to be involved in the production. The studio that's made itself famous by producing over the top action games such as Bayonetta seems to be exactly what the dormant Star Fox series needs, and it will...

News: Piranha Pit is Heading to Splatoon Very Soon

Piranha Pit is Heading to Splatoon Very Soon

Depending on your time zone...

The festive Splatoon updates continue to roll in, with a new stage next to grace the game before we move into 2016. Piranha Pit is coming 'tomorrow morning', as confirmed by Nintendo of Europe; based on typical update times that should mean the stage goes into rotation at 7pm Pacific The video below gives a glimpse...

News: Minecraft Has Become the Ninth Best-Selling Game on the Japanese eShop

Minecraft Has Become the Ninth Best-Selling Game on the Japanese eShop

A meteoric rise

Rumours of Minecraft: Wii U Edition - and its subsequent release - happened rather quickly, but it was something that wasn't entirely surprising. The eShop already had its fair share of Minecraft clones and they'd proven that there was demand for that particular type of game on the console. While it's maybe a bit of a stretch to say...

News: Pokkén Tournament Will Feature 2-Player Local Multiplayer

Pokkén Tournament Will Feature 2-Player Local Multiplayer

And… exhale

For those of you that haven't been keeping track of the Wii U release schedule, Pokkén Tournament is an upcoming fighting game based on Pokémon. It began life as an arcade game exclusive to Japan, but it was a logical choice to port it over to the Wii U. The arcade version features two screens for local multiplayer and it was...