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News: Wii U Arrives in Japan on 8th December

Wii U Arrives in Japan on 8th December

Two bundles, pricing and hardware details confirmed

The Wii U preview event in Japan was 20 minutes of flat out information on the Wii U concept, and then a lot of details about the hardware and release details. So, let's get to it. First off, Wii U's release date in Japan is 8th December, and will arrive in two bundles. There's a basic white model...

News: Watch the Japanese Wii U Announcement Here

Watch the Japanese Wii U Announcement Here

And we're off

And so it begins, the first event of this Wii U preview day. It all starts in Japan, appropriately, and this presentation is only set to last 20 minutes. We expect basic details in this one, such as the hardware price, release date, maybe Miiverse info and the possibility of bundled software like Nintendo Land. It'll also be in...

News: Nintendo of America Wii U Event Will be Live Online

Nintendo of America Wii U Event Will be Live Online

Reggie also gets chatty with the Mario brothers

We all know that Nintendo of America is hosting its big Wii U event tomorrow in New York, with Europe and Japan each weighing in with Nintendo Direct broadcasts as well. We thought it'd be worth giving you all of the important details in one place, so that you won't miss a thing. To make sure you see...

News: Nintendo UK Calls a Race For The Fastest Mario Kart 7 Players

Nintendo UK Calls a Race For The Fastest Mario Kart 7 Players

Lights are green

Nintendo UK has been encouraging gamers to play a lot of Mario Kart 7 recently, with a number of heats completed in the quest to find Britain's Fastest Family. It's now confirmed that the grand final of that contest, 27th October in Birmingham, will be combined with the final of a new event to find the "Best Mario Kart 7 Player in...

News: Rodney Greenblat: Nintendo Works on Creativity and Originality in Games "24/7"

Rodney Greenblat: Nintendo Works on Creativity and Originality in Games "24/7"

"Playstation and XBox have little incentive to do that"

Rodney Greenblat is a name likely to be familiar to Sony gaming enthusiasts, as he was the designer and artistic creator for PaRappa the Rapper on PS1, as well as the sequel on PS2. Even those who've staunchly stuck with Nintendo all of these years have probably encountered these rhythm games...

Talking Point: Miiverse and Social Networking

Miiverse and Social Networking

Bringing gamers together

In the past week, two particular news items and events have made us think about the future role of Miiverse on Wii U, and why it could be vitally important to the system. On the one hand, Satoru Iwata spoke to Kotaku to explain that Miiverse will be a ”social graph” for gamers, highlighting that the service will aim to...

News: Nintendo's Hardware and Related Software Hits 70% Market Share in Japan

Nintendo's Hardware and Related Software Hits 70% Market Share in Japan

The highest in five years

Earlier this week we brought you the news that Nintendo was not only continuing to enjoy a good run with 3DS hardware sales in its homeland, but that the top ten in the software charts were all on Nintendo systems. Chart masters Media Create have now produced some follow-up information that makes even more good reading for...

News: Mario Kart 7 'Fastest Family' Contest is in The Final Straight

Mario Kart 7 'Fastest Family' Contest is in The Final Straight

The last chance to qualify

In recent weeks we've brought you regular updates on Nintendo UK's Fastest Family competition, which aims to seek out the quickest Mario Kart 7 racers from around the country. Throughout August regional heats have been taking place at HMV stores, with the winners securing a place in the grand final in October; there'll be...

News: Nintendo Only Plans to Make One 2D Mario Per Platform

Nintendo Only Plans to Make One 2D Mario Per Platform

Plumber deal

The idea of Mario fatigue has been wafting through the air recently, thanks to New Super Mario Bros. 2 launching on 3DS this weekend as another 2D Mario, New Super Mario Bros. U, is being prepared for release in a few months at Wii U's launch. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata insists that this won't be a regular thing, however —...

News: Iwata: Nintendo Won't Deceive With DLC

Iwata: Nintendo Won't Deceive With DLC

Still getting the complete package

Downloadable content has, probably deservedly, earned a bad reputation thanks to some publishers' actions with paid add-ons, so it's quite understandable if you're worried about Nintendo's own upcoming attempts at the model. Try not to get too worked up — Nintendo president Satoru Iwata wants to assure us that...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is Coming to the West

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is Coming to the West

Link to the past

Good news — that lovely looking Zelda book that came to Japan earlier this year, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, is being released in North America at the start of 2013. Dark Horse Books will be publishing the 272-page hardcover art book, which contains bundles of concept art, the complete history of Hyrule and, of course,...

Preview: Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

Cleaner and better

We recently had the chance to sit down with a more recent demo of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. With three stages to sweep clean rather than the single one on offer when we played it last year, we got to see just how much work Next Level Games has put into the game since then. The three mansions that we were able to pick this...

News: Who's New Super Mario Bros. 2's Mystery Celebrity?

Who's New Super Mario Bros. 2's Mystery Celebrity?

Guess who

Nintendo of Europe is having a little fun with the advertising campaign for New Super Mario Bros. 2 before the game is released on Friday. Can you guess which mystery celebrity is wearing Mario's famous moustache? The answers have been flowing in all day on Twitter, but apparently nobody's got it right yet. Frankie Sandford, Emma Watson...

Rumour: Wii U European Launch Could be Delayed

Wii U European Launch Could be Delayed

Manufacturing problems with the GamePad

At present there are some rumours swirling around the internet about potential launch dates for Wii U, with most agreeing that Nintendo is aiming for early-mid November. That's in North America, but industry sources seem to be suggesting that there may be delays in Europe, with some speculating that it'll...

Round Table: Let's Talk About Super Mario

Let's Talk About Super Mario

Get a comfortable seat

We've already unveiled our favourite Super Mario games, but it's a series with plenty of talking points. We're in the middle of the busiest spell of new Super Mario games in the history of the franchise, with two 'New Super Mario Bros.' titles arriving this year, which will mean that three new entries will have arrived...