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Nintendo Download: 18th September (Europe)

18th September (Europe)

Hyrule Warriors, Theatrhythm, KickBeat, original DK and lots more

Monday morning doesn't have to be a time of gloom, European gamers, as Nintendo brings us details of this week's Download Update to enjoy. This week's pretty hot, it must be said, with major retail releases on Wii U and 3DS, some promising download-only games and more discounts than...

News: Retailer Lists Super Smash Bros. Wii U for 21st November

Retailer Lists Super Smash Bros. Wii U for 21st November

November's a no-brainer

As Nintendo steps up its efforts to hype Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, it's no surprise that the Wii U version remains undated, with formal details no doubt coming after the portable brawler is on store shelves. Sensible predictions typically peg the HD version of the fighting game, along with the amiibo toy range, for...

Watch: Heat 4 - The Final Lap Of Our Mario Kart 8 Championship - Live!

Heat 4 - The Final Lap Of Our Mario Kart 8 Championship - Live!

Only three places left for the Grand Final

As you've no doubt noticed over the past few weeks, we've teamed up with the Official Nintendo UK Store to run the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in the UK, looking for the country's fastest racer; there are some awesome prizes up for grabs. This Championship has multiple online Heats, with the top three...

News: Player Profile: Mario Kart 8 Championship - Finalists 1-4

Player Profile: Mario Kart 8 Championship - Finalists 1-4

Meet our first batch of finalists

As we hope you're aware, we've teamed up with the Official Nintendo UK Store to run the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in the UK, looking for the country's fastest racer who'll receive some fantastic prizes. This Championship has four online heats, with the top three in each of those heats then progressing to a...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Expo Banner Raises Questions With Wii U Logo

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Expo Banner Raises Questions With Wii U Logo

Harmless printing error or accidental leak?

A curious banner is currently advertising Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate at a German expo that displays the Wii U logo in the corner. As of now there's be no indication that the latest entry in the Monster Hunter series was planned for any console other then the 3DS. Chances are that this is merely a mistake...

News: Little Orbit Bringing Falling Skies: The Game To Wii U as eShop-Only Release

Little Orbit Bringing Falling Skies: The Game To Wii U as eShop-Only Release

Fight for humanity’s survival

Following news back in June that Little Orbit was bringing a video game adaption of DreamWorks’ critically acclaimed sci-fi television series Falling Skies to the Wii U, the publisher has now revealed that the system's version will be released on the eShop, not at retail as with PS3 and Xbox 360. The initial...

Play & Win: Mario Kart 8 Championship - Heat 4 - Sunday 14th September

Mario Kart 8 Championship - Heat 4 - Sunday 14th September

The Final Lap!

As we hope you're aware, we've teamed up with the Official Nintendo UK Store to run the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in the UK, looking for the country's fastest racer who'll receive some fantastic prizes. This Championship has multiple online Heats, with the top three in each of those Tournaments then progressing to the live final...

News: Falcon and Yondu Join the Fight in Disney Infinity 2.0

Falcon and Yondu Join the Fight in Disney Infinity 2.0

Even more to Marvel at

Fans of Marvel comics will be pleased to hear that two more characters have been announced for Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes, namely Falcon and Yondu From the press release: Pararescue veteran Sam Wilson, codename Falcon, soars into Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes. As Captain America's closest ally,...

News: Scandinavian Gamers Will be Included in the Hyrule Warriors Costume Pack Promotion

Scandinavian Gamers Will be Included in the Hyrule Warriors Costume Pack Promotion

In a slightly different way

It's been known for a long time that Nintendo's Club Nintendo system does not perhaps stretch as far across the world as many would like, and many territories in Europe often feel as though they are being left out. Thankfully for Hyrule Warriors, customers in Scandinavia aren't being left out in the cold. Nintendo has...

News: Miiverse Update Improves Filtering, Saved Posts and the Web Version's User Profile

Miiverse Update Improves Filtering, Saved Posts and the Web Version's User Profile

Favourite posts also larger, because why not?

Miiverse continues its quest for social networking perfection today, as Nintendo has applied updates to the service on Wii U, 3DS and web browsers. As is always the case the changes are immediate, so you don't have a pesky update download and installation waiting for you on your gaming hardware of...

News: Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed

Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed

Hopefully it won't be a ruff port

After Ubisoft Mexico let the dog(?) out of the bag, the publisher has now officially confirmed release dates for Watch Dogs on Wii U — it hits North America on 18th November and Europe on 21st November. The development studio responsible for the port is Ubisoft Montreal, which also brought us the Wii U versions...

Feature: Meet The Playable Cast Of Hyrule Warriors

Meet The Playable Cast Of Hyrule Warriors

Which one will you choose?

Hyrule Warriors isn't your typical Zelda title — the name should be a dead give-away — and nowhere is this more obvious than in the massive roster of playable characters. There are plenty of fan-favourites, not-so-fan-favourites and totally new characters to master here, with each one boasting their own play style...

News: Yokai Watch 2 Back at Number One in Japan - Wii U Sales Remain Average, 3DS Drops

Yokai Watch 2 Back at Number One in Japan - Wii U Sales Remain Average, 3DS Drops

Microsoft adds a third home console to the mix

The Japanese charts show that Yokai Watch 2 can't be put down for long as it rises back to the coveted number one position. Even with the release of the Xbox One in Japan, the game simply cannot be shaken, it seems. Elsewhere in the software charts things are looking a bit grim for Nintendo, only two...

News: Nintendo Treehouse Live Broadcast Kick-Off Time Confirmed

Nintendo Treehouse Live Broadcast Kick-Off Time Confirmed

A late night for European fans

Earlier this week Nintendo of America confirmed that The Treehouse will host an 8-hour live broadcast, confirming that the final build of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will be a main part of the event along with other upcoming Wii U and 3DS games. Initially we were only given a date, 12th September, but NoA has...

News: This New Fatal Frame Trailer Highlights the GamePad's Functionality

This New Fatal Frame Trailer Highlights the GamePad's Functionality

Send those ghouls packing

We've known for a long time that the new title in the Fatal Frame series would be using the GamePad as though it were a real camera, but this is the first good look at how it plays out within gameplay. The trailer shows the player battling numerous ghosts and spirits with the GamePad by taking photographs of them, rotating...