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News: Treyarch Isn't Working on Call of Duty: Black Ops III For Wii U, Though Activision is Noncommittal

Treyarch Isn't Working on Call of Duty: Black Ops III For Wii U, Though Activision is Noncommittal

Assume nothing, hope for a belated Fall release

Call of Duty: Black Ops III has had its big reveal, and confirmed platforms for the usual triumvirate - PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Treyarch, the lead developer and source of some hope for a Wii U version courtesy of the studio's considerable experience with the Nintendo system, has also confirmed that as...

News: Digital Foundry Assesses The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and More GameCube HD Remake Possibilities

Digital Foundry Assesses The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and More GameCube HD Remake Possibilities

Praises Nintendo's work, talks up Hexadrive for more remakes

With the Wii U now roughly 2.5 years old, and Nintendo busy - along with a select few partners - keeping its retail library ticking over, it's entirely possible that low-maintenance options will have already been considered for 'easy wins' on the system. The 3DS has had its share of...

Video: Catch Up With the Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Showcase With This Handy Summary

Catch Up With the Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Showcase With This Handy Summary

Or watch the whole thing if you have a spare couple of hours

After a fair wait and multiple presentations in Japan, gamers in the West that are looking forward to Xenoblade Chronicles X this year were finally treated to a localised broadcast that introduced the title and brought us some of the names and terms as they'll be in English language...

News: The Mechs of Xenoblade Chronicles X Are Named "Skells" in its Western Release

The Mechs of Xenoblade Chronicles X Are Named "Skells" in its Western Release

Helloooo skelly!

Xenoblade Chronicles X has had us drooling over its mighty array of transformable mechs from the very beginning, treating us to glimpses of these powerful weapons soaring across the sky and engaging in combat. Today's special Nintendo Direct focused on the upcoming Western localization, and revealed that the technology has been...

Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 DLC is a Winning Formula for Nintendo, But It Can Go Further

Mario Kart 8 DLC is a Winning Formula for Nintendo, But It Can Go Further

A real Battle Mode, Challenges and more

We suspect that the online multiplayer servers for Mario Kart 8 saw a handsome spike this week, with the launch of DLC Pack 2 and an update that includes the 200cc race class. It's a title that just keeps growing, and as we argued recently the arrival of non-Mario franchises points to a potential future for...

News: New Super Smash Bros. Update Resolves Mewtwo Bugs and Online Bans

New Super Smash Bros. Update Resolves Mewtwo Bugs and Online Bans

Online fights await you, Mewtwo

Earlier this month there was a great deal of excitement around the arrival of Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, at least for Club Nintendo members. Unfortunately some ran into trouble, however, when a glitch started to prevent players getting online after playing as Mewtwo. Some single-player...

News: Nintendo Marketing Boss Says amiibo Expectations "Have Been Smashed", and Aims to Improve Stock Supplies 

Nintendo Marketing Boss Says amiibo Expectations "Have Been Smashed", and Aims to Improve Stock Supplies 

"We hope to be able to do a better job of satisfying these needs"

The life of an amiibo collector isn't easy - getting some of the figures is simple enough, especially if you're not picky, but when it comes down to grabbing specific and less common toys the going gets rather tough. Pre-orders sell-out in minutes and can often be left unfulfilled,...

Video: Here's Our Own Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 Showcase

Here's Our Own Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 Showcase

The Return of Baby Park

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines....again! The second DLC pack for Mario Kart 8 is here and it is a must-buy piece of downloadable content if ever there were one. Even if Animal Crossing isn't your cup of tea, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about this pack. How about another F-Zero track? Is Dry Bowser...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops III "Ember" Tease Sets a Futuristic Scene Ahead of Full Reveal

Call of Duty: Black Ops III "Ember" Tease Sets a Futuristic Scene Ahead of Full Reveal

Deus Duty

It's Spring-time, which means the inevitable limbo that comes with a new Call of Duty release; the Wii U had two CoD games in a row before missing out on the most-recent entry. Now we have Black Ops III on the way, and the presence of a Nintendo Network ID registration option on the franchise website has sparked rumours that the latest...

Live: Nintendo UK Shows Off Mario Kart 8 DLC and 200cc Mode

Nintendo UK Shows Off Mario Kart 8 DLC and 200cc Mode

Remember to brake

As this is Mario Kart 8 day, in particular thanks to the free 200cc mode and the Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 pack, we thought we'd share yet another opportunity to check it out. Nintendo UK is running a live stream from 5pm to 6pm local time, which will be showing off the new tracks and 200cc mode. If you haven't yet had a...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 24th April

Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 24th April

This one's for the West

With its arrival in Japan less than a week away, Xenoblade Chronicles X is a hot topic for RPG fans in the West that are keen to take on Monolith Soft's latest creation. The exciting news is that a Nintendo Direct focused on the game is airing very soon, as confirmed by Nintendo of America. It'll be broadcast on Friday 24th...

Gallery: Get Hot Under the Collar in the Continent Of Black Steel in Xenoblade Chronicles X

Get Hot Under the Collar in the Continent Of Black Steel in Xenoblade Chronicles X

Is it warm in here?

If you're a Wii U owner in Japan with any affection at all for RPGs, we suspect Xenoblade Chronicles X by Monolith Soft is pinging rather loudly on your radar. The huge adventure arrives in Japan on 29th April, less than a week from today, leaving those of us in the West a tad jealous. A benefit of the upcoming release is the...

News: Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Available to Download Right Now

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Available to Download Right Now

Rev up the engines

The time is here, with the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 and software update now available to download; if you try and fire up your copy of the game it should automatically trigger a download update. Once that's done you can open up the game and set the DLC downloading - when that's finished you have various delights waiting for you...

News: Girls Mode 3 Struts to Number One in Japan, Though Hardware Sales Stumble Again

Girls Mode 3 Struts to Number One in Japan, Though Hardware Sales Stumble Again

Worth it for the Kirby bag

It's easy to be dismissive of Style Savvy / New Style Boutique, with its focus on fashion, designer coffees and neat apartments, but it's a rather fun and entertaining title on the 3DS. The release of the latest entry in Japan has given some life to the country's charts this week, too, though overall sales are still...

News: Legend of Kay Anniversary Set for Budget Retail Release on Wii U This Summer

Legend of Kay Anniversary Set for Budget Retail Release on Wii U This Summer

As little as $19.99 on some platforms

It's been known for quite some time that Legend of Kay Anniversary is coming to the Wii U and a host of platforms, and publisher Nordic Games has today confirmed a Summer arrival, though stopped short of giving exact dates. In addition to Wii U it'll be released on PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Mac; intriguingly...