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News: Sega Is Focusing On 3DS For Sonic Boom Because It Wasn't Happy With The Wii U Version

Sega Is Focusing On 3DS For Sonic Boom Because It Wasn't Happy With The Wii U Version

"We totally feel the 3DS was the stronger of the two"

Sonic Boom was supposed to be a big initiative for Sega. Not only was the company pushing two brand-new games to market - one for Wii U and one for 3DS - but it was going to support these titles with a tie-in TV show and a flood of merchandise. Things didn't quite work out that way; while the 3DS...

Video: Lego Marvel's Avengers Blast Onto Wii U And 3DS With This New Trailer

Lego Marvel's Avengers Blast Onto Wii U And 3DS With This New Trailer

Building up the hype for E3

Warner Bros. has just lifted the lid on the E3 trailer for its next big Lego game - Lego Marvel's Avengers. Developed by UK studio TT Games - as always - this new offering will be hitting a wide range of systems at the end of this year, including the Wii U and 3DS. Based on the two recent Avengers movies, the video game...

News: Splatoon is Still Number One in Japan as Wii U Sales Increase Again

Splatoon is Still Number One in Japan as Wii U Sales Increase Again

The momentum Wii U needs?

The Japanese Media Create chart results are in, and much focus has been on Splatoon and Wii U; after an excellent début for the shooter, it's momentum has been key. The numbers that have come through seem rather positive, too, especially for a new IP. In its second week the Wii U exclusive sold 68,913 copies in Japan,...

Video: Feast Your Eyeballs on Extended Footage of Fire Emblem If

Feast Your Eyeballs on Extended Footage of Fire Emblem If

Plus quirky Splatoon and Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus vids

Though we're looking at a 2016 release in the West, Fire Emblem If is all set to arrive in Japan on 25th June, shaking up the standard formula with two separate releases - and a third storyline available as DLC. It'll likely have all of the strategy gameplay we can handle. With the...

News: Get Messy in Splatoon's Latest Free Stage, Kelp Dome

Get Messy in Splatoon's Latest Free Stage, Kelp Dome

If you get in trouble, just cry for kelp (sorry)

Update: It's now been confirmed that this stage will arrive today (10th June) at 7pm Pacific Time / 10pm Eastern, which supports the previous 'tomorrow morning' announcement from Nintendo of Europe as this is 3am UK / 4am CET. Original Article: Splatoon is turning out to be the game which keeps on...

News: ​Tomonobu Itagaki's Devil's Third Will Lay Waste To Your Wii U On August 28th

​Tomonobu Itagaki's Devil's Third Will Lay Waste To Your Wii U On August 28th

New trailer and screens explode into view

It's been a while since we heard any solid information on Devil's Third, but with E3 fast approaching it seems like Valhalla Game Studios is making up for lost time. Studio boss Tomonobu Itagaki may have kept any insights relating to the Wii U exclusive close to his chest, but that has all changed today -...

Rumour: ZombiU Is Shedding Its Wii U Exclusivity To Infect The PlayStation 4 And Xbox One

ZombiU Is Shedding Its Wii U Exclusivity To Infect The PlayStation 4 And Xbox One

Ubisoft bringing the game back from the dead?

ZombiU was a fantastic Wii U launch title, but one which sold poorly and didn't generate any profit for publisher Ubisoft. Its dismal commercial performance put the brakes on the development of a sequel, but it would appear that the French company is now looking for alternative ways of generating more

News: Yup, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Is Definitely Skipping Wii U

Yup, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Is Definitely Skipping Wii U

Despite the confirmation of Xbox 360 and PS3 versions

Despite the fact that last year's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare skipped Nintendo's current home system, there were hopes that Black Ops 3 - the next entry in Activision's yearly shooty-shooty-boom-boom franchise - would still arrive on Wii U. Slim hopes admittedly, but hopes all the same. It's...

News: PolyKid's Indie 3D Platformer Poi Is Coming To Wii U

PolyKid's Indie 3D Platformer Poi Is Coming To Wii U

Inspired by the classics

Indie developer PolyKid has announced its 3D platformer, Poi, is coming to the Wii U. The team behind Poi are drawing inspiration from the classic platformers they grew up with including the likes of Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie and even Super Mario Sunshine on the Nintendo GameCube. In Poi, players take control of a child...

Video: Check Out What Can be Done in Art Academy: Atelier Without Any Experience

Check Out What Can be Done in Art Academy: Atelier Without Any Experience

Hung, drawn, & water-coloured

Nintendo's latest foray into its Art Academy series will no doubt appeal to the arty and the creatively-minded, but that's not the only audience that can benefit from Art Academy: Atelier (known as Art Academy: Home Studio in North America). This reporter has barely touched an art supply in ten years, and has never...

News: Latest Wii U System Update Removes TVii On European Consoles, Piles On Stability Elsewhere

Latest Wii U System Update Removes TVii On European Consoles, Piles On Stability Elsewhere

TVii, we hardly knew ye

Wii U system update 5.4.0 has just gone live worldwide, and for most of the planet, it's all about that luscious stability - basically, there's very little else to talk about. However, if you're in Europe then you'll find the update hammers the final nail into the coffin of TVii. The service - which was heavily-promoted at...

News: Nintendo Announces a Special Video Presentation for Super Smash Bros., Hosted by Masahiro Sakurai

Nintendo Announces a Special Video Presentation for Super Smash Bros., Hosted by Masahiro Sakurai

Let the E3 hype begin

Nintendo has made clear before now that it would have some broadcasts running before this Sunday's Nintendo World Championships, and we can get excited as details on one such presentation have been revealed; this one's for Super Smash Bros. fans. It's confirmed that a 'Special Video Presentation' from Masahiro Sakurai will be...

Video: This Fan-Made Zelda Sketch Shows What Happens When Link Runs Out Of Loose Change

This Fan-Made Zelda Sketch Shows What Happens When Link Runs Out Of Loose Change

High-res rupees

Fan creations are always something that spark a lot of interest, as they allow fans to see what could've been without them having to wait for it to actually happen from the official source - if ever. Take Project M for example - a modified version of Super Smash Bros. Brawl created by dedicated members of the Smash community - which...

News: Splatoon Holds Onto Top 5 Territory in the UK Charts

Splatoon Holds Onto Top 5 Territory in the UK Charts

Only trailing The Witcher 3 in the single format battle

Following its high-profile launch we shared the news that Splatoon secured second place in the UK charts on début, a strong effort from the Wii U exclusive. In positive news it's held a top five position in its second week, and that's despite a 50% drop on launch sales (a fall off that's...

News: ​Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Smashes Past $3.5 Million, More Stretch Goals Announced

​Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Smashes Past $3.5 Million, More Stretch Goals Announced

Less than a week to go!

It's pretty safe to say that the Kickstarter for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been a massive success. The spiritual successor to the Castlevania series will now be coming to nearly every current-gen console and the money still keeps rolling in, practically guaranteeing that this will be the gothic Metroidvania to end...

Review: Art Academy: Atelier (Wii U)

Art Academy: Atelier (Wii U)

Magnum opus

By its very nature, inspiration often strikes when we least expect it to. A random walk through city streets might spark the idea that forms an entire novel, just as the sound of rain lashing against a bedroom window could help to shape the mood of a composition. The Art Academy series has always respected and encouraged the creative...