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News: Wii U YouTube Application Receives An Update, But Try Not To Get Too Carried Away

Wii U YouTube Application Receives An Update, But Try Not To Get Too Carried Away

A few minuscule changes

An update for the Wii U’s nifty YouTube application has been issued. While the interface remains the same, a scrolling sound effect has now been added to enhance the browsing experience. The colour of the application's launch icon has also been changed to red. To receive the update, simply open the app from the Wii U HOME...

Video: Nintendo Minute Kicks Off Its Game of the Year Series, and Wants Your Votes

Nintendo Minute Kicks Off Its Game of the Year Series, and Wants Your Votes

The eShop starts us off

It's that time of year again, when we all look back and think about our favourite games of the past 12 months. Official video series Nintendo Minute is naturally joining in, and has kicked off a run of videos that'll work through and award the host's Game of the Year nominees and winners. In this first video series hosts —...

News: Fire Emblem Looks Set to Arrive on the North American Wii U Virtual Console This Week

Fire Emblem Looks Set to Arrive on the North American Wii U Virtual Console This Week

Finally...

When the Game Boy Advance library started to arrive on the Wii U Virtual Console, some franchises and titles will have immediately leapt to the top of quite a few wishlists; with the relatively recent success on 3DS of Fire Emblem: Awakening, we suspect that the first entry from the GBA era — simply titled Fire Emblem — would have...

News: Atlus Confirms Etrian Mystery Dungeon for Spring 2015 Release in North America

Atlus Confirms Etrian Mystery Dungeon for Spring 2015 Release in North America

"There's a metric buttload of exploration"

Just recently Atlus revealed a couple of exciting projects, including an Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon mash-up being developed exclusively for 3DS by its own team and Spike Chunsoft — the Etrian Odyssey series is well known in the West, though Mystery Dungeon has had a patchier record with...

News: Nintendo Serves Up An Infographic For Its "The Time Is Now" Wii U Campaign

Nintendo Serves Up An Infographic For Its "The Time Is Now" Wii U Campaign

We all love a good infographic

Over the past couple of months Nintendo has stepped up its marketing for the Wii U, evidently aware that it needs to capitalise on major releases and amiibo to promote the system and boost its sales around the world. Each region has followed its own path, and in the UK the company has been pushing a hashtag campaign,...

News: Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Hackers Discover More on Spectacular Legendary Pokémon

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Hackers Discover More on Spectacular Legendary Pokémon

Patch 1.2 is also live, to fix game-freezing bug

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is well established around the world now, with millions of 3DS and 2DS gamers on a quest to catch 'em all and win a whole load of online battles. There was understandable concern, recently, due to a game-freezing bug late in the adventure, though Game Freak...

Review: Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (3DS)

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (3DS)

Not as Sonic doomed

Unlike its Wii U counterpart, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on 3DS is an experience that is much more reminiscent of a traditional Sonic game. It takes place with a 2D perspective and your goal is to get to the finish in typical Sonic style — unlike traditional Sonic games however, it's not quite as simple as that. Sonic Boom:...

News: Nintendo Brands Come Out on Top in Tumblr "Year in Review" Results

Nintendo Brands Come Out on Top in Tumblr "Year in Review" Results

Pokémon is the "most re-blogged" games series

Social networking is a hugely important tool for companies like Nintendo, and more importantly provides a platform for gamers to share a few of their favourite things with the online community. While there can be awful ugliness online, it's worth remembering that plenty use websites, blogs and more to...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and New 3DS Lead in Japan, With Wii U Sales Improving

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and New 3DS Lead in Japan, With Wii U Sales Improving

Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 enters charts at number three

As we rattle towards the festive season and retail sales spike, Nintendo is no doubt hoping for strong sales around the world to move towards its targets and overall profitability. While the peak season has arrived in the West — with Black Friday, for example — the biggest sales boosts in...

News: Rad Skating Game OlliOlli is Tricking Its Way Onto Wii U and 3DS in Early 2015

Rad Skating Game OlliOlli is Tricking Its Way Onto Wii U and 3DS in Early 2015

Totally audacious, dude

Curve Studios has shown a great deal of support for the Wii U eShop recently, and has history with the 3DS eShop (and WiiWare before that) in developing Nintendo's Hydroventure: Spin Cycle / Fluidity; the company has also expressed its interest in bringing more content to the eShop should its recent titles — including...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off a Series of New Third-Party 3DS HOME Themes in Japan

Nintendo Shows Off a Series of New Third-Party 3DS HOME Themes in Japan

Tales of the Abyss! Puyo-Puyo! Stuff you might not recognise!

When Nintendo introduced 3DS HOME Themes earlier this year it was fairly reasonable to wonder whether it would be a rather limited initiative, with a small range of first-party themes that would gradually lose momentum. That's not the case so far, however, with new designs arriving most...

News: PDP GameCube-Style Wired Fight Pads for Donkey Kong, Link, Samus and Wario Due in Early 2015

PDP GameCube-Style Wired Fight Pads for Donkey Kong, Link, Samus and Wario Due in Early 2015

Function as Wii Classic Controllers

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U pre-occupying a number of gamers, those that are aiming to truly master the title are probably considering their various control options. It's a game that supports practically any controller, even the 3DS, so there should be options to suit anyone. The GameCube controller is...

Weirdness: Legless Peach amiibo Now Up For Sale

Legless Peach amiibo Now Up For Sale

Literally legless

Since amiibo hit stores we've had the opportunity to interact with some of our Nintendo heroes, even if the final retail figures aren't quite as fancy as the demo units revealed at E3. In the vast majority of cases each model is of reasonable quality, but odd defects can happen — one lucky fan discovered a dual-wielding Samus and...

News: Steel Diver: Sub Wars Version 4.0 Is Now Available

Steel Diver: Sub Wars Version 4.0 Is Now Available

Dive in and check it out

Less than six months after the release of version 3.0, Nintendo has updated its unconventional but addictive first-person shooter, Steel Diver: Sub Wars, to version 4.0. The full details about version 4.0 have been revealed on Miiverse by the 3DS eShop title's director, Takaya Imamura: In Version 4.0, we've added the

News: Nintendo UK Store Launches "24 Days of Christmas" Sale

Nintendo UK Store Launches "24 Days of Christmas" Sale

Hardware! Games! Clothing! Animal Crossing CD!

The past couple of weeks have brought some enticing deals to shoppers, including those on the lookout for Nintendo treats. While scuffles and death-of-humanity scenes in stores and malls have now passed, there are still plenty of discounts kicking around to grab some nice gifts or treats for ourselves...

Interview: Shin'en Multimedia on FAST Racing NEO and its Development Approach

Shin'en Multimedia on FAST Racing NEO and its Development Approach

"We hope we can deliver the best eShop title"

Shin'en Multimedia is a name that'll be familiar to keen Nintendo download gamers, releasing a series of highly regarded titles across WiiWare, the 3DS eShop and the Wii U eShop. The studio is typically praised for extracting impressive performance from Nintendo's hardware, producing some of the...