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News: Toys "R" Us Provides a Fresh Update on Cancelled amiibo Pre-Orders

Toys "R" Us Provides a Fresh Update on Cancelled amiibo Pre-Orders

Solution due "within the week"

Earlier this week there was a stir online when Toys "R" Us cancelled amiibo pre-orders in North America; due to stock issues with amiibo at various retailers there were rapid rumours of delays to wave 3 figures due in early 2015, for example. This was particularly worrying for those desperate to get hold of a Lucario...

News: Nintendo Secures Second Patent Win Over Creative Kingdoms

Nintendo Secures Second Patent Win Over Creative Kingdoms

Hopefully that will be that

Nintendo faces plenty of patent challenges in the courts, the majority of which it wins. The Wii and its Remote have been targeted a great deal, in particular, and last year it saw off a challenge from Creative Kingdoms, a "theme park operator" that was claiming the Wii Remote infringed on the patent for it 'magic wand'...

News: Nintendo Highlights Great Games in a Rather Pretty Infographic

Nintendo Highlights Great Games in a Rather Pretty Infographic

Breaks out the metacritic stats

It must be said, a good infographic can go a long way. While issuing statistics and numbers can make eyes droop and lose attention, if you place some key statistics with some pretty graphics the message can be a lot clearer; Nintendo's keen to make just that point. An infographic tweeted by Nintendo of America states...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off 2014's 'Fan Faves'

Nintendo Shows Off 2014's 'Fan Faves'

Nintendo Minute's hosts show off their Wii U choices, too

'Tis the season for contemplating the year, and Nintendo is joining in with its own videos to remind us that — above all else — 2014 brought us a lot of fantastic games. The most recent video from today is a sizzle reel showing off 'fan faves' of 2014, based on over 600,000 pieces of...

News: Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Unique" Dual-Screen Control Mechanics

Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Unique" Dual-Screen Control Mechanics

"The story might not be too different from past Star Fox games"

Star Fox will be blasting its way to the Wii U next year, offering fans of the series another chance to hop into the iconic Arwing and perform barrel rolls aplenty. However, those expecting the game to feature a radically different storyline to what has gone before may be a little...

News: UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Facing Nintendo

UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Facing Nintendo

MCV report shows the diminishing UK value of Wii U and 3DS in 2014

As we enter the final few major shopping days before Christmas, we're certainly curious as to whether this festive period will deliver the sales success that Nintendo craves. The picture appears to be relatively positive in the US, with November showing strong software sales and an...

News: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams GamePad Sound Patch Hitting North America In January

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams GamePad Sound Patch Hitting North America In January

There's a chance the game will get Dream Rush local multiplayer, too

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams launched on Wii U with a bug which prevented sound from being outputted from the GamePad's speaker, and while this was fixed in the European edition of the game, North American players are still waiting for the fix. We recently approached Black Forest...

News: UK Retailer GAME Is Selling Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker This Side Of Christmas

UK Retailer GAME Is Selling Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker This Side Of Christmas

Blowing their Toad early, physical stores to have stock on Monday

UPDATE #2: It would seem that copies have arrived today: UPDATE: We've since heard from another source that GAME is indeed shipping online orders for Captain Toad today, and that their high street stores will have stock for sale from Monday. ORIGINAL STORY: While lucky North...

Video: Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Online Sharing and Rankings for Mario Maker Creations

Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Online Sharing and Rankings for Mario Maker Creations

Also discusses The Legend of Zelda Wii U, Star Fox and more

Earlier this week we shared a video in which Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen appeared with YouTube celeb Rosanna Pansino, in a charming interview focused on making cute cakes and promoting family-centric Nintendo games. In another video Miyamoto-san and Bill Trinen have conducted an...

Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. and amiibo Have Enjoyed Success, But Nintendo Could Have Done More

Super Smash Bros. and amiibo Have Enjoyed Success, But Nintendo Could Have Done More

Communication, stock and implementation could have been better

For Nintendo fans and Wii U owners, we feel that the last few months have been a terrific period — there's been excitement and buzz around 2015 games and, more importantly, a selection of high quality and hugely enjoyable games that are in stores now. There's been a perceivable shift...

Review: LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Wii U)

LEGO  Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Wii U)

Bricks, Bats and Beyond

With a steady schedule of semi-annual releases, dependably decent (and sometimes downright excellent) gameplay, and an ever-expanding stable of licenses, LEGO games are fast becoming the comfort food of family-friendly gaming. The Wii U alone has seen a half a dozen of the titles in the two years since its launch, and the...

News: Yo-Kai Watch: Shin'uchi Storms to Japanese Chart Summit as 3DS and Wii U Sales Increase

Yo-Kai Watch: Shin'uchi Storms to Japanese Chart Summit as 3DS and Wii U Sales Increase

Reports of Level-5 executives rolling in bundles of cash are unconfirmed

Yo-Kai Watch is a phenomenon in Japan — we're still waiting for it to come to the West — and has once again achieved truly impressive sales at launch, while Nintendo can enjoy some strong hardware sales in this week's Media Create Charts. Kicking off with the software top...

News: Contra Advance Is Locked And Loaded For A Wii U Virtual Console Sortie

Contra Advance Is Locked And Loaded For A Wii U Virtual Console Sortie

Handheld Hard Corps

Konami's Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX has been rated by the Australian Classification Board and should arrive on the Wii U in the near future as a Virtual Console download. This is a loose port of the SNES classic Contra III: The Alien Wars and originally hit the Game Boy Advance in 2002. In Japan, it was known as Contra:...

News: Splatoon "Research Lab" Posts Now Have an Official English Tumblr Page

Splatoon "Research Lab" Posts Now Have an Official English Tumblr Page

Keep up with the developer's latest updates

As eager followers of Splatoon likely already know, the development team in Japan have been posting regular tweets showing off features of the colourful shooter; we posted a second summary not so long ago. So far we've been reliant on unofficial translations, but Nintendo has now stepped in to provide an...

News: GAME Selling Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Console Bundle for £159.99, Today Only

GAME Selling Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Console Bundle for £159.99, Today Only

Or grab the game alone for £29.99

The Wii U's price point is becoming more and more tempting for those who've yet to pick one up, and UK retailer GAME have dropped the price of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U — as well as a bundle that includes the game and a basic 8GB console — to try and convert some fence-sitters. If you've yet to pick up the...

News: Platinum Games’ Producer Thanks Wii U Owners Who Bought Bayonetta 2 on Release

Platinum Games’ Producer Thanks Wii U Owners Who Bought Bayonetta 2 on Release

Relieved by the warm reception

Despite an underwhelming sales performance on release, Platinum Games’ Bayonetta 2 was still a critically acclaimed and highly anticipated angel & demon hunting experience. With the dust now settled, the producer of Bayonetta 2 – Akiko Kuroda – has recently spoken out via Platinum’s website about the...