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News: Wii U System Update 5.2.0 Brings Folders, New UI Design and More

Wii U System Update 5.2.0 Brings Folders, New UI Design and More

Don't forget extra stability

The latest version of Nintendo’s Wii U software — 5.2.0 — has been released to the masses, and brings with it a feature that many users have been demanding for over two years: folders on the Wii U Menu. Folders have been a part of the 3DS’ internal software since 2012, and their organisational abilities have...

Video: Which Indie Developer Is Best At Mario Kart 8?

Which Indie Developer Is Best At Mario Kart 8?

We didn't know either, so we decided to find out

As we've already mentioned several times before until we're blue in the face, we helped Nintendo UK host the official UK Mario Kart 8 Championships at this year's EGX. During the four days we held daily competitions so attendees could show off their skills, as well as two special races which featured...

News: Master Quest DLC Details Emerge for Hyrule Warriors

Master Quest DLC Details Emerge for Hyrule Warriors

Play as Cia, the villain with the insane 'figure'

Hyrule Warriors is now bringing hack and slash mayhem to gamers around the world, but Koei Tecmo is busy producing multiple paid-DLC packs to tempt us to buy more. A major entry is due on 16th October with the Master Quest DLC pack, which has already been confirmed to feature Epona as a rather scary...

News: Fantasy Life Makes Top 10 UK Chart Début as Hyrule Warriors Loses Its Base

Fantasy Life Makes Top 10 UK Chart Début as Hyrule Warriors Loses Its Base

Some football game dominates proceedings

This past weekend saw the release of FIFA 15 around the world, and unsurprisingly it's dominated the latest chart results for the UK. According to Chart-Track the EA title "accounts for 80% of all entertainment software units this week and a whopping 87% of revenue". That's crazy, though Nintendo did get a...

News: Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition Sparks Huge Numbers of Fans to Queue Through the Night

Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition Sparks Huge Numbers of Fans to Queue Through the Night

Or buy it on eBay for ten times the price

Hyrule Warriors was released in North America today, but the limited edition was for an undisclosed reason only available in the Nintendo World Store in New York. This peculiar move caused eager fans to queue through the night in order to have a chance at owning a copy. Copies were so limited that staff...

News: Miiverse Currently Affected by Maintenance, More Wii U and 3DS Work Planned

Miiverse Currently Affected by Maintenance, More Wii U and 3DS Work Planned

Various periods of disruption ahead

Nintendo often completes minor maintenance on its Network and eShop platforms, though is lining up a fairly major period of work that'll disrupt most aspects of the company's online services. At the time of writing Nintendo is advising of intermittent access problems for Miiverse on the Wii U and 3DS, since 3pm...

News: Limited GameCube Controller Edition of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Comes to Light

Limited GameCube Controller Edition of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Comes to Light

Fully armed for winter 2014

Amazon mistakenly revealed the limited edition of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U earlier today, complete with an image of the box – which you can see above – and a US price tag. The bundle itself contains the game, a special GameCube controller bearing the Super Smash Bros. logo, and the necessary adapter in order to...

News: Game & Wario Stage Brings The Fear of 'Mom' Into Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Game & Wario Stage Brings The Fear of 'Mom' Into Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

"She'll scold you and blow you away!!"

Much current attention is on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, which is now just a week away from release in the West. The Wii U version isn't far away, however, considering that many expect it to arrive in November; some money is on retailer leaks for 21st November. It's interesting that, overall, we kno

Video: See the B Dasher Tear it Up in This Mario Kart 8 DLC Trailer

See the B Dasher Tear it Up in This Mario Kart 8 DLC Trailer

Be dashing

Nintendo has released a new trailer for Mario Kart 8, which shows the recently announced B Dasher in motion. The kart will be available in the Legend of Zelda x Mario Kart 8 DLC pack this November. The classic racer made its first appearance in 2005 in Mario Kart DS, and soon enough you'll be able to use it yourself in glorious HD.

News: Hyrule Warriors Producer Would Love to Work With Mario and Company

Hyrule Warriors Producer Would Love to Work With Mario and Company

Cites Smash Bros. concept as a starting point

Hyrule Warriors is available now in Europe and is just days away in North America, bringing a blend of Dynasty Warriors gameplay with the Legend of Zelda franchise. It's a mix that serves as entertaining fare on the Wii U as we enter the busiest gaming season of the year. As indicated to us by Zelda...

News: Super Smash Bros. Continues Chart Domination in Japan as Bayonetta 2 Grabs Third Place

Super Smash Bros. Continues Chart Domination in Japan as Bayonetta 2 Grabs Third Place

3DS rules again as Wii U enjoys a minor boost

It's that time once again for the Media Create chart results in Japan, which brought good news for Nintendo last week with the launch of Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS bringing nearly one million sales — Nintendo's figure had it passing the landmark by including eShop downloads. The latest results...

News: Meme Run is Coming to Troll Your Wii U Very Soon

Meme Run is Coming to Troll Your Wii U Very Soon

So impress. Wow such tempt. Much memes.

Following on from their Wii U eShop debut with mediocre brain bamboozler IQ Test, Ninja Pig Studios has revealed some early details of Meme Run, which will be their next game developed in Unity and promises to be one of the more subversive games in the short time that Nintendo has welcomed indies using Web...