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E3 2012: Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition Swoops Onto Wii U

Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition Swoops Onto Wii U

Back in bat

Batman will be swooping onto Wii U in expanded form in Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition. This is no quick port: Wii U GamePad will be used to access Detective Mode to scan the room, or mess around with The Bat's extensive tool belt. The Batarang can be remote controlled with the GamePad's gyroscopes. You can also hold the controller...

E3 2012: New Super Mario Bros. U Hopping Onto Wii U

New Super Mario Bros. U Hopping Onto Wii U

Miiverse will be a big part

Nintendo has confirmed New Super Mario Bros. U for Wii U, boasting that it will be the first social Mario game, making significant use of Miiverse. The trailer showed Yoshi, a flying 'squirrel' suit, and there's once again an emphasis on co-op multiplayer with Wii Remotes, while there's also a 'boost' mode that brings the...

E3 2012: Wii U Supports Two GamePads

Wii U Supports Two GamePads

Double the fun

Good news, multiplayers: Wii U supports two GamePads. During Nintendo's E3 press conference, Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that the system will be able to use two GamePads at once. The frame rate, however, will be halved when using two. That'll be one less person complaining of being left with a Wii Remote. Are you glad that Nintendo...

E3 2012: Pikmin 3 Sprouts On Wii U

Pikmin 3 Sprouts On Wii U

Planting the seed

We've had to be very patient, but Pikmin 3 has finally been announced for Wii U. Shigeru Miyamoto, Pikmin leaf poking out of his jacket pocket, announced the real time strategy game for the HD console. Miyamoto was happy to note that you can see the movement of each Pikmin. There's a new Pikmin type too — the rock Pikmin can be...

News: Nintendo Gets Busy With URL Buys

Nintendo Gets Busy With URL Buys

Wii U is all covered

It's common practice for big announcements to be followed up by multiple URL purchases, and Nintendo is making sure that it will have us all covered with information about Wii U's functions and capabilities. Nintendo of America has added five new URLs, which accounts for the major reveals from Sunday's pre-E3 Nintendo Direct...

E3 2012: Yes, We Will See New 3DS Games Today

Yes, We Will See New 3DS Games Today

Which is nice

All this talk of Wii U and the most recent Nintendo Direct has put poor 3DS in the shade. Well don't worry, the little handheld that can will get its chance to shine again during Nintendo's E3 press conference today. Despite saying it'll focus on Wii U software, Nintendo confirmed it will reveal new games for 3DS today, promising a...

News: Nintendo Denies 3DS Redesign, Wii U Price Revelation

Nintendo Denies 3DS Redesign, Wii U Price Revelation

So there you are

Nintendo Japan has issued a statement denying the earlier rumours of a redesigned 3DS and Wii U price information. The strongly-worded statement says Nikkei's story isn't based on information released by Nintendo and is full of mistakes, which both sort of mean the same thing. Guess we'll find out the real truth tomorrow (or...

E3 2012: Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct Round Up

Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct Round Up

Wii U re-revealed

Satoru Iwata opened the pre-E3 Nintendo Direct show with a declaration of Nintendo's intent to continue being unique — and a half hour long web show dedicated to its new console days before the start of E3 certainly fits into that category. Iwata promised that Tuesday's conference would focus "almost entirely on Wii U games",...

E3 2012: Prepare to Enter the Miiverse

Prepare to Enter the Miiverse

Get yourself connected

Nintendo has offered a tantalising peek at Wii U's menu and online systems at its pre-E3 Nintendo Direct. Dubbed Miiverse, it's a bit like a Mii-based social network that is always online, allowing you to chat with your friends and others online about all the games you're playing. The Miiverse Plaza is the first thing that...

E3 2012: Wii U Pro Controller Offers More Options

Wii U Pro Controller Offers More Options

For the traditionalist

Worried about playing your Wii U games with that big screen controller all the time? Have some jealous friends who don't want to use Wii Remotes for asymmetrical multiplayer? Nintendo has you covered with the Wii U Pro Controller. The Wii U Pro Controller is more standard in form than the main Wii U GamePad. There's no touch...

E3 2012: Meet The Wii U GamePad

Meet The Wii U GamePad

Sticky thumbs

The Wii U controller has a new name — it's now called Wii U GamePad. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has revealed the redesigned controller, which now features two clickable analogue sticks rather than the sliders previously seen. It was decided that analogue sliders were better suited to handheld devices. Iwata also revealed that...

E3 2012: E3 Starts Early With Nintendo Direct

E3 Starts Early With Nintendo Direct

The party starts now

Nintendo is kicking off E3 a bit sooner than expected — it's just announced a surprise Nintendo Direct show for tomorrow, 3rd June. Even more excitingly, it's to talk about Wii U. There'll still be plenty to tune into the main E3 press conference for, though, as this is all about the console. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata...

News: Nintendo UK and British Film Institute Team Up on 3DS

Nintendo UK and British Film Institute Team Up on 3DS

Competition and 3D content on the way

In recent weeks Nintendo UK has been making an effort to encourage 3DS gamers to make use of the camera on the system, expanding its photo competition with celebrity events in the 'Another Dimension' initiative. It's now going even further to promote use of the 3D video recorder, with a competition for budding...

Feature: How Nintendo Can Win E3

How Nintendo Can Win E3

Drop the bomb

The time is nearly here. In just a few days, Nintendo has to make the presentation of its lifetime at E3 2012. After being hit by the first losses in the company's history in recent months, and with the weight of proving a brand new home console's worth on its shoulders, there's no doubt that nailing this conference is crucial...

News: Nintendo Teases Wii U Launch Line-Up

Nintendo Teases Wii U Launch Line-Up

How much more waiting?

Today's Thursday. Nintendo will show off Wii U games on Tuesday. Want to make that wait seem even longer? Start guessing what these teased Wii U launch games are. The official Wii U Facebook page posted the following teaser last night: Guess what the initial game releases will be for Nintendo’s new home console, Wii U?...

Feature: Games We'd Love to See at E3

Games We'd Love to See at E3

We're dreaming

This year’s Nintendo E3 conference is drawing a lot of attention because of Wii U, with the new console giving the company a big chance to seize the day. When it comes to the showcase press conference, however, there’s always one thing that is guaranteed to get the fans excited: games, games and more games. Give Reggie...