Update: Netflix have changed their mind (kinda)
Update: Netflix have now deleted the original tweet which offers a glimmer of hope for folks who wish to watch Adam Sandler movies on their Switch. Here's the latest tweet: Our new talented editor Dom Reseigh-Lincoln recently penned a feature about the killer apps which we'd love to see on the...
Video streaming app is "locked and loaded"
The incredible sales success of the Switch has masked a few irksome issues people have with the console, one of the most pressing being the lack of any video streaming capabilities, despite it being the perfect tool for portable binge-watching. However, if a fresh rumour is to be believed, this won't be...
"I grew up on Castlevania. I play Symphony of the Night to this day"
Netflix's Castlevania series may not have pleased absolutely everybody, but we certainly enjoyed it - and it seems have gained favour with plenty of hardcore followers of Konami's vampire-slaying video game franchise. We've already spoken to producer
"I didn’t want to participate in the massacre of my childhood"
If you have a Netflix subscription and you're a Castlevania fan then chances are you've already digested the four-episode adaptation that has recently gone live on the streaming service. Based on the events seen in Castlevania III, the show includes the vocal talents of Richard...
And better than we could possibly have hoped for, to boot
Out of all of Konami's illustrious back catalogue, Castlevania holds a very special place in the hearts of gamers. From its humble beginnings as an 8-bit take on Bram Stoker's famous Dracula story, it has gone on to create a self-contained world which uses the vampire legend as its foundation...
8 episodes, up from 4
Netflix's animated take on Konami's Castlevania series went live on Friday, and we're sure a great many of you will already have basked in its blood-soaked, foul-mouthed brilliance. Penned by author and comic book legend Warren Ellis and featuring some impressive vocal talent, it's a surprisingly effective take on
In the UK and US, at least
For those of you excited about the Castlevania Netflix series, the wait is over (though may vary per territory). US viewer and site regular Rjejr highlighted to us that it's out now in the US, and we've confirmed it's also live in the UK. There are four episodes of between 23-25 minutes each, which may not sound much but...
Sink your teeth in
Netflix's Castlevania animated series premiers this week, and off-screen footage has emerged showing the introduction sequence and two key scenes. The quality of the footage isn't great and those of you wanting to feel the full impact of the production might be advised to wait until it launches officially on the 7th July, but for...
Or should that be voices?
Netflix's promising Castlevania animated series isn't far away now, and producer Adi Shankar has revealed some of the voice talent signed up for the show. He's joined in the video above by Scottish actor Graham McTavish (Erik the Viking, The Hobbit) - who plays the r
Fangs a lot
The more we see of the new Castlevania Netflix series, the harder it is to contain our excitement. Last week we were given the first taste of this animated epic and now we've got this awesome artwork, which is a neat tribute to the cover of the very first NES game. While the series will t
Stranger Things could happen
One of the key features that some Nintendo Switch owners would like to see is the inclusion of apps for their favourite streaming services, such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. While the Wii U supports a whole host of these now, the apps appeared over time as and when Nintendo could work this out with the various...
Also, will be a hard 'R'
Just yesterday, it finally came to light that the long rumoured film adaptation of Castlevania would be making its appearance as a Netflix series, due to make its season 1 debut later on this year. Not much else was revealed, aside from who would be producing and writing for the show, but now a few more details have been...
Written by Warren Ellis
Plenty of video game franchises go through the rumour mill when it comes to TV and movie adaptations, but Castlevania has been an ever-present and persuasive possibility for quite a while. The talk reached a peak in 2015 when producer Adi Shankar said he was working on "a super violent Castlevania mini-series with my homies...
Now you can hide your streaming shame in profiles
The Wii U doesn't have the same range of apps as its competitors, but it has been able to boast of Netflix since day one. The app itself did its best to put the GamePad to use, but was never as slick or feature-rich as it could have been. A fresh update has now gone live to improve matters, with a...
"The article in question is not based on correct information"
Remember that story about Netflix working on a live-action Zelda series? It got people pretty excited - and understandably so, given the popularity of the franchise. However, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has poured a big old bucket of disappointment over the whole venture by pointing...
Said to be planned as 'Game of Thrones for a family audience'
It's no secret that Nintendo is working to utilise its franchises and IPs in various ways, all to ensure that Nintendo brands remain at the forefront of popular culture. We have amiibo toys that are proving hugely popular, positive sales for Wii U crossover title Hyrule Warriors and more...
Catch them on your Wii U or 3DS from March 1st
It has been confirmed that Pokémon is hitting Netflix in a big way, with movies and television series arriving on the popular video-on-demand portal at the start of March. Two movies — Pokémon the Movie: Black and Pokémon the Movie: White – will go live on March 1st, alongside two full series:...
Spot the differences
Gone are the days of slotting in a cartridge and simply playing a game, as consoles have become multimedia devices for surfing the web and watching slightly different TV. The Wii U's Netflix app does a pretty decent job with the service, happily handling the HD streaming and being nice and functional all around. But still,...
Merrily down the stream
Netflix has launched in the UK and Ireland — and it's available on Wii. The Wii Shop Channel offers a free Netflix Channel for download, enabling subscribers to stream TV and movies through the console. You can sign up for a free trial and account through the Channel, with a flat rate of £5.99/€6.99 per month. In North...
Popcorn staying resolutely 2D
The other day it seemed 3D movies were coming to Netflix 3DS, owing to this section of the press release: The new Netflix application for Nintendo 3DS displays movies and TV episodes in 2D on the system’s upper screen. Users will soon have access to an additional library of select movies that can be viewed in 3D...
We go one-on-one with popcorn in one hand and a stylus in the other
In many cities across North America you can still find them: all-but-deserted video rental stores trying every special deal and coupon in their cap to reclaim business from the rampantly successful postal-based Netflix service. But for many, getting movies in the mail isn't its best...
Another feather in the 3DS's cap
While free video content have started being rolled out to Japanese and European 3DS users, the subscription-based Netflix streaming service has launched on the North American Nintendo eShop, allowing existing Netflix members on the $7.99 price plan and upwards to stream content onto their 3DS consoles. In Nintendo's press release, an interesting nugget of..
(Updated with more details) Start streaming!
Those 3DS owners in North America upset about the slight delay to the Nintendo Video application might want to start smiling now: Netflix is coming to 3DS tomorrow. The free application will allow Netflix members with an unlimited streaming plan to watch TV shows and movies in 2D on their 3DS through the...
The partnership continues
Netflix is already available for Wii users in the United States and Canada, and is also scheduled to hit 3DS users this summer. That's not where it ends, as the streaming service is also coming to Wii U. In an interview conducted by AllThingsD, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata was quizzed on a number of topics; from the things Nintendo hopes to accomplish with the launch of..
Movies on the go
Wii received Netflix support some time ago, and both Nintendo and Netflix are obviously keen on the two firms working together again as Satoru Iwata has just announced the video streaming service is coming to Nintendo 3DS this summer. All users with an unlimited plan for $7.99 a month or above will be able to stream movies and TV...
System update brings native app to North American subscribers [UPDATED]
Prepare a cool, condensation-laden drink next time you sit down to watch Netflix on your Wii, because that disc formerly required to stream videos has now become a stylish new coaster. Beating even the regularly scheduled Nintendo Download to the punch today, a native...
Grab your Wii Remote and start streaming
Back in July, it was announced that Canada would be getting in on the Netflix service and logistically, that meant Canadian Wii owners could be treated to the same sort of console streaming that their neighbours South of the border have been enjoying since April. Netflix has today announced that its streaming service has launched outside of the United States..
At least we know it's logistically possible for a Wii appearance
Those in the U.S. have already been enjoying Netflix via the Wii for a few months now, and it looks like their neighbours to the north could soon be doing the same when the service makes its first international appearance this fall. Although it hasn't been officially announced that the...
Another reason to never leave the couch
It may be late to the party, but Netflix's movie streaming service has arrived on Wii consoles in the U.S. via a free disc for subscribers. Despite being stuck in standard definition, those lamenting the lack of a Wii no Ma or BBC iPlayer equivalent in the US will appreciate the increased functionality. Compared to its console cousins, the service performs..
Get your disc if you haven't already
Back in the day Nintendo announced its intention of focusing the Wii as a straightforward gaming machine in the face of the competition throwing specs around, but we're in a very different situation today. Well, not that the hardware has changed much, but what we can do on it has certainly progressed. As of...
DSi XL to replace drive-in movies
Wii owners will soon be able to stream video to their machine via Netflix, but what if you want to watch a video in a room that’s not the living room? Well, a new Netflix survey hints at the possibility of the DS being turned into a portable video device in future. Although at the moment the survey is only...
On-demand video service soon to be available on Wii in the US
Netflix is coming to the Wii very soon, according to one the company's senior executives. TheWiire.com reports: Netflix Vice President of Corporate Communications Steve Swasey anticipates seeing a lot of success (without predicting any numbers) on Nintendo's Wii platform. He notes the system's American install base, saying, "26..
Movie-streaming service becomes available this spring — UPDATE
Thank goodness for that! An end to the incessant rumours — Netflix will be making it to the Wii in the next few months, according to The New York Times (and now both companies in a joint statement). You'll be able to subscribe to the service for the humble sum of $9 per month. Once you're a member it's a simple matter of whacking..
CEO says movie-streaming service has an "excellent" chance of appearing on a Nintendo console
In his answer to an on-stage question at CES in Las Vegas, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings stated that the popular online-streaming service for movies has an "excellent" chance of coming to a Nintendo console. Rumours of such a tie-in have been flying around for several months now, and this seems to..