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News: Super Smash Bros. Battles Its Way Into US Top 10 for the First Half of 2015

Super Smash Bros. Battles Its Way Into US Top 10 for the First Half of 2015

The only game on Nintendo systems among NPD elite

Sales results are often interesting, either for confirming expectations or defying them. Some information on the top selling games in the US for the first six months of the year - based on physical retail sales via NPD - are worth a look then, even if there's only one Nintendo title in the top 10...

News: Players Reached Splatoon's Level Cap So Fast That Nintendo Worried About Their General Well-Being

Players Reached Splatoon's Level Cap So Fast That Nintendo Worried About Their General Well-Being

​"We worried that they're still sleeping and eating!"

Splatoon co-director Tsubasa Sakaguchi has revealed to Eurogamer that he and the rest of the team were surprised at how quickly players reached the game's level cap. As you'll be aware if you've already played Nintendo's excellent online shooter, Splatoon features an experience point system...

News: Splatoon's Camp Triggerfish Map Opens For Business Tomorrow

Splatoon's Camp Triggerfish Map Opens For Business Tomorrow

Happy camper

Nintendo has confirmed via its Facebook page that the Camp Triggerfish map will go live tomorrow morning in the UK. This new map has a tribal feel which sets it apart from the levels we've seen so far - it's like a wooden assault course, complete with squid-like totem poles. The stage is unique in that it features floodgates which - in...

News: ESL Announces Tentative Move Into Competitive Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Tournaments

ESL Announces Tentative Move Into Competitive Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Tournaments

eSports for EU, initially

ESL - Electronic Sports League - is undoubtedly a big deal in the world of eSports, serving as a major global hub for online and venue events. Its most popular events are typically based around franchises such as Call of Duty and League of Legends, but it's now dipping its toes into Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. We are...

News: Japanese Devil's Third Site Details Online Modes, Microtransactions And File Size

Japanese Devil's Third Site Details Online Modes, Microtransactions And File Size

New gameplay videos also revealed

Devil's Third launches in Japan and Europe next month and as a result we're seeing plenty of fresh information relating to Tomonobu Itagaki's forthcoming action title. The official site for the game has just gone live in Japan, and contains plenty of interesting data. For example, the game's online mode is...

News: EVO Players Loved Hyperkin's New GameCube-Inspired ProCube Pad

EVO Players Loved Hyperkin's New GameCube-Inspired ProCube Pad

"Every single person loved how comfortable the controller is"

We recently reported that Hyperkin was demoing a new GameCube-inspired Wii U controller at this year's EVO event. Aimed at Super Smash Bros. for Wii U players, the wireless pad has the added benefit of working with all Pro Controller games. According to Hyperkin's Chris Gallizzi, the...

Talking Point: Assessing the Odds of Super Mario Maker Making a Commercial Splash This September

Assessing the Odds of Super Mario Maker Making a Commercial Splash This September

Anniversary-busting August may have been better

We're still waiting for a North American announcement - which we hope is just a matter of time - but we were rather pleased about confirmation today of a Super Mario Maker Wii U hardware bundle. It's coming to Europe on the same day as the game (a simple but important requirement) and certainly...

News: Yoshi's Woolly World Has Limited Impact in Japan as Yo-Kai Watch Busters Dominates

Yoshi's Woolly World Has Limited Impact in Japan as Yo-Kai Watch Busters Dominates

3DS retains overall hardware lead despite PS4 boost

The latest chart results have been released out of Japan and bring a mix of good and middling news for Nintendo. To begin with software, the results bring us the début of Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U, and its impact has been fairly underwhelming; the title sold 31,158 units in its first week...

Exclusive: Project CARS "Simply Too Much For Wii U", Developer Now Waiting On New Nintendo Hardware

Project CARS "Simply Too Much For Wii U", Developer Now Waiting On New Nintendo Hardware

Update: Bandai Namco confirms the news

Update: Publisher Bandai Namco has confirmed to Polygon that Project CARS has been formally canned: Despite much perseverance on the Wii U version of Project CARS we will no longer be actively pursuing development on it as the quality does not meet our own high standards nor our intended vision for the title...

News: E-litre 3K Scope And Neo Splash-O-Matic Headed To Splatoon Tomorrow

E-litre 3K Scope And Neo Splash-O-Matic Headed To Splatoon Tomorrow

Even more inking options

The drip-feed of Splatoon weapons continues, with two more combat options coming to the game tomorrow. Nintendo has confirmed that E-litre 3K Scope and Neo Splash-o-matic will go live in the game, offering fans even more choice when it comes to their weapon load out. https://twitter.com/nintendouk/status/623387077972000768...

News: Devil's Third is Being Published by Nintendo of America in Q4, Also Coming to PC as 'Free-to-Start' Title

Devil's Third is Being Published by Nintendo of America in Q4, Also Coming to PC as 'Free-to-Start' Title

PC version will be multiplayer-focused

There's been some more Devil's Third news, which in this case brings useful information and a notable surprise. First of all, Nintendo of America has confirmed that the action shooter will be published at retail (and on the eShop) by the company in the Americas - no final date has been given, though we do have...

News: Latest Splatoon Splatfest Results Are In, Eating And Roller Coasters Emerge Victorious

Latest Splatoon Splatfest Results Are In, Eating And Roller Coasters Emerge Victorious

Bad luck, Sleeping and Water Slides

This past weekend saw another Splatoon Splatfest take place in North America and Europe, with the former having to choose between Roller Coasters and Water Slides while the latter's options were Eating and Sleeping. In North America it was Team Roller Coaster which emerged victorious once the ink had stopped...