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News: Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relationship With Indies, Says Nintendo

Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relationship With Indies, Says Nintendo

Unlocks content in current - and future - Shovel Knight games

Just in case you still aren't convinced that the Shovel Knight amiibo is a thing, Nintendo of America confirmed its existence alongside a raft of other announcements during a pre-PAX presentation at its Nindies@Night event at EMP Museum in Seattle. Scanning the amiibo on Wii U version of...

News: 13AM Games Reveals More Content Is Coming To Runbow

13AM Games Reveals More Content Is Coming To Runbow

Sequel and 3DS development also discussed

Runbow has just launched on the Wii U eShop in North America and already 13AM Games are looking towards the future. In a Reddit AMA earlier today, Producer Dave Protor explained more game content would be delivered to Runbow in the form of character costumes and level updates, and promised ongoing support...

Rumour: XSEED Less Than Happy With Nintendo's About-Face On Publishing Devil's Third

XSEED Less Than Happy With Nintendo's About-Face On Publishing Devil's Third

The devil is in the detail

Devil's Third has endured a tortured route to retail, losing its original publisher THQ to bankruptcy and being picked up by Nintendo after years of development, but one of the most unusual twists was that it very nearly got dropped by Nintendo of America only to be picked up again when the company performed a...

News: Kerbal Space Program Is Landing On The Wii U eShop

Kerbal Space Program Is Landing On The Wii U eShop

We have lift off!

Update: Nintendo has now set the Kerbal Space Program trailer to private. Original: Out of the blue, the popular computer game, Kerbal Space Program, has been confirmed for the Wii U. The news comes via what appears to be an early leak on Nintendo's YouTube Channel, with the game expected to be officially revealed at the...

News: Minecraft: Story Mode is Heading to Wii U

Minecraft: Story Mode is Heading to Wii U

At last... sort of

Minecraft has become a cultural phenomenon, starting on PC before going on to achieve incredible sales success on consoles; long after release console versions remain as ever-presents in the charts. The disappointment for Nintendo fans is that they've missed out; that's now about to change... sort of. Minecraft: Story Mode is an...

Review: Devil's Third (Wii U)

Devil's Third (Wii U)

What devilry is this?

Devil's Third has had a protracted and curious road to the Wii U, with notable gaps between regional releases and the peculiarity of an upcoming free-to-play online version for PC. With its arrival in Japan and Europe we get to see whether it's seductive and alluring or, alternatively, a devilish disappointment. With much...

Rumour: Fresh Sources Suggest Shovel Knight Is Indeed Digging His Way To Super Smash Bros.

Fresh Sources Suggest Shovel Knight Is Indeed Digging His Way To Super Smash Bros.

With an amiibo figure in tow, naturally

Rumours regarding Shovel Knight's inclusion in the Super Smash Bros. roster have been doing the rounds for quite some time, but we've managed to unearth some fresh evidence which suggests that Yacht Club Games' famous character is indeed about to take a bow in Nintendo's famous fighter. We've been in touch...

Video: Japanese TV Commercials For Super Mario Maker Take The Reserved Approach

Japanese TV Commercials For Super Mario Maker Take The Reserved Approach

Low on CGI, high on charm

The launch of Super Mario Maker is just around the corner, and Nintendo is giving the game one final push in Japan with a raft of new TV commercials. Compared to the CGI-heavy nature of the US ads, these are a little more reserved and showcase one man and his quest to create the most entertaining Super Mario level...

News: Splatoon Original Soundtrack Bringing 2 CDs of Noise to Your Pointy Squid Ears

Splatoon Original Soundtrack Bringing 2 CDs of Noise to Your Pointy Squid Ears

Can you handle these spicy wasabi beats?

One of the pleasantly surprising aspects of Splatoon has been its approach to music. Not only do songs in the game possess a funky blend of styles with dashes of Japanese influence, but in-world groups have been introduced with unique sounds and different K.K. Slider-like vocalists to give a feeling that the...

News: Nintendo Confirms Xenoblade Chronicles X Panel, Playable Games and a Nindies Lounge for PAX Prime

Nintendo Confirms Xenoblade Chronicles X Panel, Playable Games and a Nindies Lounge for PAX Prime

Sadly Xenoblade Chronicles X won't be playable

PAX Prime is taking place in Seattle this week, one of the most popular expos held annually in the US - it's already sold out. As always Nintendo of America is planning to have a significant presence, in the process aiming to win over some gamers to the Wii U and 3DS cause. A notable event this year is...

News: Future Of Trine Series In Doubt Following Negative Reaction To Third Outing

Future Of Trine Series In Doubt Following Negative Reaction To Third Outing

"Poor media attention has caught us by surprise"

Trine studio Frozenbyte has stated that the future of the series - which has sold 7 million copies to date - could be in jeopardy following the scathing reaction to Trine 3: The Artefacts of Power's PC release. The game launched on Steam last week but has thus far received a rather negative reaction,...

News: Nintendo of America Opts for 'Real World' Super Mario Maker TV Campaign

Nintendo of America Opts for 'Real World' Super Mario Maker TV Campaign

"Wanna play?"

Nintendo's marketing in North America has been interesting in the 3DS and Wii U era, as notable TV campaigns have often blended CG effects with real world actors - the latter are normally young teenagers to pitch to the family demographic. It's been a recurring formula and, to be fair to Nintendo of America, a lot of these trailers...

News: Updated 'Roadmap' Infographic Shows Nintendo's 2015 Release Line-Up

Updated 'Roadmap' Infographic Shows Nintendo's 2015 Release Line-Up

It's actually the Wii U rocking the most games

If you've been browsing around the site and wider web today you'll have seen plenty of announcements from Nintendo relating to release dates, bundles and even some new goodies. It's been rather like the news splurge we'd have from a Mini Nintendo Direct, only without the relevant video. In any case,...

News: Rejoice, Rural Professionals, Farming and Lumberjack Sims are Coming to Wii U

Rejoice, Rural Professionals, Farming and Lumberjack Sims are Coming to Wii U

"Live the farming dream"

There have been some notable release date announcements today, but fans of rural life that can't fulfil their dreams of working on the land have some good news of their own - two sim games from Bandai Namco are heading to Wii U. Professional Farmer 2016 is exactly as it sounds - you choose and maintain a tractor before...

News: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival Bundle Details Emerge

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival Bundle Details Emerge

Including NFC reader info for North America

As part of a detail dump from Nintendo today, information on key bundles and extras for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival have emerged. Release dates were already known for the 3DS title, and it's worth noting that amiibo Festival on Wii U still has a 'Holiday'...

News: Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo Stampedes onto Shelves this November

Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo Stampedes onto Shelves this November

Your fabric-based Godzilla fantasies realised

The Yarn Yoshi amiibo triplicate was a great move by Nintendo - it brought the idea of toys-to-life into actual toys that aren't glorified statuettes. Three clearly wasn't enough though, as now we can expect a giant variation of these adorable critters to arrive in North America, Europe, Australia, and...

News: Nintendo Confirms Super Mario Maker Console Bundle and Key Release Dates for North America and Europe

Nintendo Confirms Super Mario Maker Console Bundle and Key Release Dates for North America and Europe

Star Fox Zero! Fatal Frame exclusive to eShop! Devil's Third! More!

Nintendo of America and their European counterparts have decided to have an information splurge to kick off the week, which is just fine by us. First of all, it's confirmed that a Super Mario Maker Wii U hardware bundle will arrive in North America, as was previously announced for...