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News: Nintendo Direct on 4th September to Reveal More Bayonetta 2 Details

Nintendo Direct on 4th September to Reveal More Bayonetta 2 Details

A bewitching revelation

Bayonetta 2 will arrive exclusively on Wii U on 24th October in North America — it's still just 'October' in Europe — which is exciting news for fans of the original or those that simply like intense, fast-paced action games. Even more exciting news is that Nintendo's preparing to ramp up the excitement for the release...

News: Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival Is Dragon Punching Its Way To The Wii U Virtual Console

Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival Is Dragon Punching Its Way To The Wii U Virtual Console

Australian classification rating gives the game away

Capcom's Game Boy Advance port of its classic Super Street Fighter II: Turbo arcade machine is headed to the Wii U Virtual Console. The source of this news if the good old Australian OFLC, which has recently rated the game. Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival

News: All-Star Mode in Super Smash Bros. is a History Lesson Available From the Start

All-Star Mode in Super Smash Bros. is a History Lesson Available From the Start

Unlock the full roster to complete the mode

It should surprise no one that Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will feature an All-Star Mode, as it's been a staple of the series since Super Smash Bros. Melee. Masahiro Sakurai has now outlined how it'll work in the upcoming entries, focusing on the 3DS version. As before characters will...

News: Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says They Have "Fulfilled The Need For Now"

Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says They Have "Fulfilled The Need For Now"

"We won't release on the platform if the base is very small"

Minecraft is massive — so massive in fact that it's one of the few franchises which challenges Nintendo's otherwise iron grip on younger players. We've said several times in the past that Minecraft on the Wii U would make brilliant business sense, but it would appear that 4J Studios...

News: Nintendo UK Outlines September's Dazzling Zelda eShop Discounts

Nintendo UK Outlines September's Dazzling Zelda eShop Discounts

Plenty to be saved on the run up to Hyrule Warriors

If you've already consulted our European Nintendo Download report this morning you'll be aware that Nintendo is running a discount promotion to mark the release of Hyrule Warriors later this month. The promotion runs for the majority of September and will see Zelda games across the 3DS and Wii U...

News: Mario Kart 8 Leads Nintendo Nominees in Golden Joystick Awards Voting

Mario Kart 8 Leads Nintendo Nominees in Golden Joystick Awards Voting

Hoping to win the race

Nintendo's enjoyed a decent run in game award ceremonies during 2014, just reward for some world class titles that have been released in recent times. The company and exclusives on its hardware now have chances for more high-profile gongs in the upcoming Golden Joystick Awards. Nintendo missed out on any wins in last year's...

News: Ubisoft's Latest UK Release Schedule Still Shows Watch Dogs Wii U As "TBC"

Ubisoft's Latest UK Release Schedule Still Shows Watch Dogs Wii U As "TBC"

Don't worry though, Just Dance 2015 is locked in next month

Ubisoft has revealed its latest UK release schedule, and a solid street date continues to allude the long-delayed Wii U version of Watch Dogs. The open-world action adventure launched on other formats in May, while the Nintendo edition was held back until later in the year. Ubisoft has...

News: Nintendo of America Unleashes Wii U Game Sizzle Reel

Nintendo of America Unleashes Wii U Game Sizzle Reel

Past, present and future blockbusters

Nintendo has, undoubtedly, had a significant spell in grabbing headlines and provoking debate. Much of that attention, unsurprisingly, has been on the new 3DS models, though the big N has also been directing attention towards the Wii U. Perhaps drawing some inspiration from the rather flashy Nintendo of Europe...

News: Bayonetta 2 has North American Release Date Confirmed

Bayonetta 2 has North American Release Date Confirmed

Witch Time

Following a wait which felt like an eternity, it's finally been revealed when exactly gamers will be getting their hands on Bayonetta 2. Well, gamers in North America at least. You see, we've yet to see a European release date for Platinum's much-anticipated Wii U exclusive, but we finally know when the American launch will be taking...

News: Register Smash Bros. on Both Wii U and 3DS and Get a Soundtrack Disc for Free

Register Smash Bros. on Both Wii U and 3DS and Get a Soundtrack Disc for Free

Club Nintendo members rejoice!

Nintendo has announced a special gift for fans who register both versions of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, and it's something definitely worth having: "As another offering for fans, those who register both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the games in Club Nintendo – before a set time...

News: New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling Out in North America this Fall

New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling Out in North America this Fall

Shaping up for the holiday season

It may seem a little anticlimactic after today's big news, but for those happy to stick with trusty, old, familiar hardware, Nintendo have lined up a couple of decent bundles for this Fall. If you're in North America, you can expect some new Wii U and 2DS bundles to arrive on your shores just in time for the...

News: Nintendo Confirms amiibo Launch Range of 12 Figurines

Nintendo Confirms amiibo Launch Range of 12 Figurines

$12.99 each in North America

Following today's somewhat extraordinary Japanese Nintendo 3DS Direct, in which new hardware was revealed. Nintendo of American and Nintendo Europe have released separate information, with the focus on previously confirmed products; in the case of North America we finally have more concrete details on amiibo. The...

News: Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As The Main Character

Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As The Main Character

"There were heated debates over who the main player character should be"

Splatoon was one of the big surprises of Nintendo's E3 showing this year, and looks set to offer an exciting new take on the tried-and-tested squad-based shooter template. It's also refreshing in that it's an entirely new IP — although according to Shigeru Miyamoto, it very...

News: Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With "Revolutionary" Hardware For The Foreseeable Future

Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With "Revolutionary" Hardware For The Foreseeable Future

"Unique software can always be realized with unique hardware"

The Wii U's commercial struggles and the massive rise in popularity of smart devices has seen many within the industry predict that Nintendo will go multi-platform sooner rather than later, but Shigeru Miyamoto has poured a large bucket of cold water all over such prophecies in a recent...

News: New Legend Of Zelda "Only Possible" Thanks To The Wii U Hardware, Says Eiji Aonuma

New Legend Of Zelda "Only Possible" Thanks To The Wii U Hardware, Says Eiji Aonuma

"We can achieve this thanks to the hardware features of Wii U"

This year's E3 was notable for showing us the first footage of the next Legend of Zelda title, which is due to hit the Wii U next year. This new release promises a massive game world to explore, and has predictably become one of the most hyped Nintendo launches of next year. Producer...

News: Fret Not, A World of Keflings Is Still On Its Way To The Wii U eShop

Fret Not, A World of Keflings Is Still On Its Way To The Wii U eShop

Will include visual enhancements and all three DLC packs

We might not have heard about A World of Keflings since the start of this year, but the folks at NinjaBee Games have recently reassured Wii U owners via their official Twitter page that the eShop title is indeed on its way to Nintendo’s latest home console. In addition to the news,...

News: Patch 1.01 For ZaciSa’s Last Stand On The Wii U Goes Live

Patch 1.01 For ZaciSa’s Last Stand On The Wii U Goes Live

Half-price to celebrate!

Wii U owners familiar with the 2D tower defence title ZaciSa’s Last Stand — released last month on the eShop — will be pleased to hear the latest patch adds extra meat to the game, bringing many improvements such as refined balance – helping ensure the experience remains challenging – and a plethora of new content...

Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets Up Endless Potential for the Franchise

Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets Up Endless Potential for the Franchise

A vehicle that could be vital in future

It's safe to say that Nintendo caught us off guard with its recent DLC announcement for Mario Kart 8, with these extras bringing new franchises into the MK world and, just as importantly, serving up a significant dose of content. Once both packs arrive the number of courses will have doubled, which is...