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Feature: Five 'New Things' We Want in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Five 'New Things' We Want in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Time to take the franchise to another level

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U increasingly close to release, Nintendo's gearing up to answer the call for full details of its features with an upcoming live Nintendo Direct that'll introduce 50 'new things'; that's a bold and exciting promise. Though, as an important note, some of Nintendo's messaging...

News: More PDP GameCube-Style Wired Fight Pads Pay Homage to Donkey Kong, Link, Samus and Wario

More PDP GameCube-Style Wired Fight Pads Pay Homage to Donkey Kong, Link, Samus and Wario

Will work as Wii Classic Controller, and with Smash Bros. Wii U

Last year and just before E3, as the hype for a certain Wii U brawler intensified, accessory company PDP announced its GameCube-styled Fight Pad controllers, with the revealed designs being based on Mario, Peach and Yoshi. Though Nintendo has its own GameCube Smash Bros. controller and...

Video: Let's Play Bayonetta 2 With Lydia

Let's Play Bayonetta 2 With Lydia

It's the witching hour

Hello everyone! Fresh from my on-track success in Mario Kart 8, I thought I'd turn my hand to witchcraft in Platinum Games' superb Bayonetta 2. In the first of a series of action-packed videos, I run through some of the game's many amazing levels battling demonic beasts so filthy and foul that I had to have a good lie down...

Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Golden Wii U Legacy

Platinum Games Has Secured a Golden Wii U Legacy

Bayonetta 2 joins the brilliant Wonderful 101

We argued, right at the start of our Bayonetta 2 review, that the "Wii U library is small, but also diverse and exciting". The reason we opened with that point is that, despite lazy comments often shared online — increasingly irrelevant with each passing month — stating that the Wii U has 'no...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Thrash its Competition in Japan, Wii U Sales Drop Further

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Thrash its Competition in Japan, Wii U Sales Drop Further

Huntin' and relaxin'

It seems Capcom's latest entry in the Monster Hunter series has proved its worth even further in Japan by outselling Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS not only this week, but in lifetime physical sales. Smash Bros. has still done well, placing it behind Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but in front of everything else. Unfortunately...

News: ShopTo.net's £180 Wii U Bundle with Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 is Too Cheap to Pass Up

ShopTo.net's £180 Wii U Bundle with Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 is Too Cheap to Pass Up

Tremendous wares

ShopTo.net has begun taking orders for a very reasonable Wii U bundle that may be enough to tempt those currently on the fence; if you're looking to buy a Wii U this is quite likely the best deal you'll find for a long time. We've also included a couple of other deals in case Bayonetta 2 isn't your thing. If you're not sure, you can...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Gives a Glimpse of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Fighter Reveal

Masahiro Sakurai Gives a Glimpse of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Fighter Reveal

There's a NES zapper involved...

There's not long now until a Live Nintendo Direct focused on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, which is promising "50 new things" — that alone is leading to all sorts of speculation. When Masahiro Sakurai teases, however, we know that there's reason to take notice. His latest Miiverse Pic of the Day builds us up with...

News: Yoshi Circuit From Double Dash!! Makes A Comeback In November's Mario Kart 8 Zelda-Themed DLC Pack

Yoshi Circuit From Double Dash!! Makes A Comeback In November's Mario Kart 8 Zelda-Themed DLC Pack

Tanooki Buggy also revealed!

If you haven’t already pre-purchased the upcoming Mario Kart 8 downloadable content, due out this November and May 2015, then this latest reveal might just be enough reason to take the plunge. Nintendo has released a new trailer revealing Yoshi Circuit from the 2003 GameCube series entry, Mario Kart: Double Dash!!,...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm Young Gamers is Vital for its Success

Nintendo's Ability to Charm Young Gamers is Vital for its Success

Proper next-gen

There was a period, in the latter half of the last generation of systems, when it seemed as if Sony and Microsoft were making a major play for the young gamer's market — Microsoft pushed for advertising presence on major multi-platform franchises, in particular, while Sony tried new ideas with its range of Wonderbook releases...

Rumour: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Data Prompts More DLC Speculation

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Data Prompts More DLC Speculation

More Smash

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS isn't short of content, and the upcoming live Nintendo Direct is promising "50 new things" for the home console iteration; it's clear that Masahiro Sakurai and his team have devoted a great deal of effort to details both big and small. Gamers and fans always want more, of course, and with major Nintendo...

Weirdness: Super Smash Bros.' Announcer Sings the Original Pokémon Anime Theme

Super Smash Bros.' Announcer Sings the Original Pokémon Anime Theme

Gotta smash 'em all

It seems that Xander Mobus – the announcer for Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – has a lighter side beyond his official work with Nintendo, and asked the Smash-playing public what they wanted him to say in the announcer's voice. Many people asked him to sing the original theme from the Pokémon anime, and without...

News: These GameCube-style Mario Bros. Controllers Offer an Edge in Super Smash Bros.

These GameCube-style Mario Bros. Controllers Offer an Edge in Super Smash Bros.

Rocking a turbo button like it's 1989

Hori has produced some of the more attractive licensed Nintendo peripherals, and it's now confirmed two Super Mario Bros.-themed GameCube-style controllers — they're only confirmed for Japan so far, each retailing for 2,980 yen. While looking almost identical to Smash players’ beloved GameCube controller,...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to Feature Grab the Coins Mode, Temple Stage May Return

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to Feature Grab the Coins Mode, Temple Stage May Return

Slipped in slyly by sneaky Sakurai

Sakurai san has once again treated us to some pictures of menus from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in his pic of the day on Miiverse. Not a terribly exciting series of screenshots or indeed descriptions, but one little detail seems to have passed over the heads of many of the users who have commented. In the first...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Direct to Introduce "50 New Things"

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Direct to Introduce "50 New Things"

It's all happening on 23rd October

Last week Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that an announcement was on the way to show "the true potential" of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Talk of a Nintendo Direct naturally spread, and Nintendo has now confirmed that will happen — the twist is that it's a live event that's "focused on 50 new things". It all sounds...

News: Mad Men Football Shows Off Its New N64-Inspired Sports Uniform

Mad Men Football Shows Off Its New N64-Inspired Sports Uniform

"It's time for another revolution"

AE Games caused quite a stir when it announced Mad Men Football a while back. Showing off little more than concept artwork, the indie developer made some bold claims about the final product — despite not having any real industry experience — and predictably attracted quite a bit of criticism online. This...

News: Miley Cyrus Confuses Fans by Owning a Wii U

Miley Cyrus Confuses Fans by Owning a Wii U

She's gaming like a wrecking ball

When she's not twerking violently or sticking her tongue out in front of an audience, it appears Miley Cyrus enjoys early morning sessions on Nintendo's latest home console. The 21-year old pop icon has uploaded a photo onto her official Facebook page of her brandishing a Wii U Pro Controller and wearing some sort...

News: Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User License Agreement Locks The System

Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User License Agreement Locks The System

No option to disagree

Not too long ago, in late September, Nintendo provided a major system update that enhanced the functionality of the Wii U and made changes to its functionality. Around that time there was also a change to the End-User License Agreement (EULA), which is a prompt of legal jargon that the vast majority simply agree to as quickly...