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News: Xenoblade Chronicles X is so Sizeable That It Almost Needed More Than One Disc

Xenoblade Chronicles X is so Sizeable That It Almost Needed More Than One Disc

Not far off 25GB, then

With the release of Xenoblade Chronicles X just a few months away in Japan, the official social network accounts for the game are revealing more details; an interesting update now relates to the file size of the game. Other recent details have highlighted the sheer size of the game world, which has a non-linear approach and...

Video: You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy

You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy

Yes, you really do

Metroid Prime Trilogy is finally here - no longer will you need to trawl eBay for highly priced retail copies, because now you can play three amazing games, in one package, for a much more affordable price. Until 5th February the price is downright outrageous, a promotional cost of $9.99 / €9.99 / £8.99; that's for one of the...

News: The Hyrule Warriors Majora's Mask Pack DLC is Live in Europe, and Looks Glorious

The Hyrule Warriors Majora's Mask Pack DLC is Live in Europe, and Looks Glorious

Oh the feels

We've been told, by some, that the term 'fan service' can have a negative meaning. Well, we beg to differ, and the Majora's Mask Pack in Hyrule Warriors is unrepentant, in-your-face fan service - and we love it. Out today in Europe and Japan - it'll be in next week's Download Update for North America - is that very pack, along with an...

News: Week Three of the eShop Throwback Sale Goes Live in North America

Week Three of the eShop Throwback Sale Goes Live in North America

Metroid Prime Trilogy, Mario Kart 8, Mario Golf: World Tour and more

In a move poised to please Metroid fans and ruin bidding wars for some, Nintendo has graciously released the Metroid Prime Trilogy on the Wii U eShop. Spearheading the third week of the North American "Throwback Sale," the beloved trilogy is available for a whopping 50% off its...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Update 1.0.2 Adds a Host of Extra Stages for 8-Player Smash

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Update 1.0.2 Adds a Host of Extra Stages for 8-Player Smash

More mayhem to enjoy

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has been slower on the uptake with software updates than its portable brethren, possibly due to multiple balancing tweaks in the Nintendo 3DS version being rolled into version 1.0.1 on the home console title. Today does bring us version 1.0.2, however, and while it's not the whopping update to deliver...

News: Renegade Kid Cranks Difficulty To Max In Mutant Mudds Super Challenge For Wii U & 3DS

Renegade Kid Cranks Difficulty To Max In Mutant Mudds Super Challenge For Wii U & 3DS

Prepare for pain!

Fans of Mutant Mudds rejoice, indie studio Renegade Kid has announced via the game's official Twitter account the development of a brand new Mutant Mudds title for the Wii U and 3DS eShops. Mutant Mudds Super Challenge first teased on Twitter, will be further detailed in the upcoming issue of Nintendo Force magazine. The new entry...

News: New Fire Emblem 3DS Title Set For Battle in Japan This Summer, Mario Maker Pushed Back to '2015' Worldwide 

New Fire Emblem 3DS Title Set For Battle in Japan This Summer, Mario Maker Pushed Back to '2015' Worldwide 

Level creation game was previously listed for "1st Half 2015"

Following Nintendo's Q3 financial report, it's followed with convention and released supplementary information that includes upcoming release windows for 3DS and Wii U titles. There are only a couple of notable changes from the equivalent Q2 list, both affecting major titles. To start...

News: More Details Emerge on Xenoblade Chronicles X and Its Non-Linear World

More Details Emerge on Xenoblade Chronicles X and Its Non-Linear World

What a wonderful world

There's been plenty of hype and excitement surrounding Xenoblade Chronicles X. Its predecessor, Xenoblade Chronicles, was critically acclaimed as an excellent RPG on Wii, also bringing new ideas to the JRPG genre. The sequel has a lot to live up to, but as more information emerges it becomes clear that it may just live up to...

News: Hackers Discover Unused Animations for Custom Moves in Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Hackers Discover Unused Animations for Custom Moves in Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Re-affirm Masahiro Sakurai's comments on moves left out

Data mining and hacking can reveal many interesting things about games; viewing unused assets, textures, models, or whatever else may be found can give insight into the process and development of any game. For example, models were recently revealed in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U of the viruses...

News: Satoru Iwata States That Around 5.7 Million amiibo Have Been Sold, Rules Out Current Games for Smartphones

Satoru Iwata States That Around 5.7 Million amiibo Have Been Sold, Rules Out Current Games for Smartphones

Financial analysts in Japan pitch in on Wii U and 3DS

Today Nintendo revealed its latest financial results, which delivered solid income but lowered overall estimates for the year's sales, particularly for 3DS. It was a mixed outcome that, despite sizeable profits courtesy of exchange rate gains, has once again prompted discussion around the...

News: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Misses Out on Topping Japanese Charts at Launch

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Misses Out on Topping Japanese Charts at Launch

New 3DS LL continues to top hardware charts

Despite having gorgeous claymation-inspired visuals and lashings of colour, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse only managed to reach the third spot in the Japanese charts, being beaten by Tales of Zestiria on PS3 and The Legend of Legacy on the 3DS. It's a shame given just how charming the game looks, but...

News: Unused Textures in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Suggest Dr. Mario Themed Stage

Unused Textures in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Suggest Dr. Mario Themed Stage

The doctor is out

Through data mining and various other overtly complex methods, an avid fan of the Super Smash Bros. series has uncovered some unused texture files in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U that point towards plans for Dr. Mario to have his own stage at some point during development. The three viruses pictured look as though they could...

News: Nintendo Reveals Splatoon Will Be Playable At Apex 2015

Nintendo Reveals Splatoon Will Be Playable At Apex 2015

Get hands-on time with the demo featured at last year's E3

We already know Nintendo of America is partnering with Apex 2015 for the Super Smash Bros. tournament event and also providing some Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire action on the side, and now it has been revealed that the 2014 E3 demo of the upcoming team-based multiplayer shooter,

News: Nintendo Stays in Profit With Wii U on Target, Though 3DS Sales Fall

Nintendo Stays in Profit With Wii U on Target, Though 3DS Sales Fall

Smash Bros., MK8 and Pokémon all flourish, 3DS hits 50 mil lifetime sales

Back in late October Nintendo reported its Q2 financial results which brought some key improvements. After sustaining a number of consecutive losses the company returned to profit, maintained bold sales projections and was in a position to talk up improved Wii U momentum. We...

News: Fans Demonstrate Changes From Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric's Patch, and Explain Why It's So Darn Big

Fans Demonstrate Changes From Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric's Patch, and Explain Why It's So Darn Big

Because lighting matters

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric certainly received its fair share of criticism when it launched in late 2014, due to a mix of poor design, bugs and a general sense that it simply wasn't finished. A sizeable 1GB update was then deployed in Europe recently, with fans figuring out its changes; the key tweaks were to remove the...