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Video: Feast Your Eyeballs on Extended Footage of Fire Emblem If

Feast Your Eyeballs on Extended Footage of Fire Emblem If

Plus quirky Splatoon and Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus vids

Though we're looking at a 2016 release in the West, Fire Emblem If is all set to arrive in Japan on 25th June, shaking up the standard formula with two separate releases - and a third storyline available as DLC. It'll likely have all of the strategy gameplay we can handle. With the...

News: Splatoon to Feature as Details on Competitors and Format Are Released for the Nintendo World Championships

Splatoon to Feature as Details on Competitors and Format Are Released for the Nintendo World Championships

Kevin Pereira to host

The Nintendo World Championships live event in LA will be a fun way to kick off E3 week, and Nintendo of America has now outlined key details on the contest. We now know two of the games to be included - one freshly announced - along with a basic format, the competitors and the host. In terms of the format and games included,...

News: Free DLC Heading to Affordable Space Adventures, With Plans for Future Paid Content

Free DLC Heading to Affordable Space Adventures, With Plans for Future Paid Content

Extra Value Space Adventures

Affordable Space Adventures is one of a small group of Wii U exclusives, and arguably does more for the cause of the Wii U GamePad's unique capabilities than a number of Nintendo's own efforts. A collaboration between KnapNok Games and Nifflas, we gave it a strong recommendation in our review. It's a premium-priced...

News: Get Messy in Splatoon's Latest Free Stage, Kelp Dome

Get Messy in Splatoon's Latest Free Stage, Kelp Dome

If you get in trouble, just cry for kelp (sorry)

Update: It's now been confirmed that this stage will arrive today (10th June) at 7pm Pacific Time / 10pm Eastern, which supports the previous 'tomorrow morning' announcement from Nintendo of Europe as this is 3am UK / 4am CET. Original Article: Splatoon is turning out to be the game which keeps on...

News: ​Tomonobu Itagaki's Devil's Third Will Lay Waste To Your Wii U On August 28th

​Tomonobu Itagaki's Devil's Third Will Lay Waste To Your Wii U On August 28th

New trailer and screens explode into view

It's been a while since we heard any solid information on Devil's Third, but with E3 fast approaching it seems like Valhalla Game Studios is making up for lost time. Studio boss Tomonobu Itagaki may have kept any insights relating to the Wii U exclusive close to his chest, but that has all changed today -...

News: Freshly Translated 2001 Interview Between Shigeru Miyamoto And Yuji Naka Is Packed With Friendly Rivalry And Mutual Respect

Freshly Translated 2001 Interview Between Shigeru Miyamoto And Yuji Naka Is Packed With Friendly Rivalry And Mutual Respect

The two rivals talk Sonic, Mario and much more besides

Cast your mind back to the console war of the early '90s and one thing springs to mind - Sega vs Nintendo. The titanic struggle between these two Japanese giants dominated the video game industry for the best part of a decade, with the incumbent Nintendo - along with world-famous mascot Mario -...

Rumour: ZombiU Is Shedding Its Wii U Exclusivity To Infect The PlayStation 4 And Xbox One

ZombiU Is Shedding Its Wii U Exclusivity To Infect The PlayStation 4 And Xbox One

Ubisoft bringing the game back from the dead?

ZombiU was a fantastic Wii U launch title, but one which sold poorly and didn't generate any profit for publisher Ubisoft. Its dismal commercial performance put the brakes on the development of a sequel, but it would appear that the French company is now looking for alternative ways of generating more

News: Yup, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Is Definitely Skipping Wii U

Yup, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Is Definitely Skipping Wii U

Despite the confirmation of Xbox 360 and PS3 versions

Despite the fact that last year's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare skipped Nintendo's current home system, there were hopes that Black Ops 3 - the next entry in Activision's yearly shooty-shooty-boom-boom franchise - would still arrive on Wii U. Slim hopes admittedly, but hopes all the same. It's...

News: PolyKid's Indie 3D Platformer Poi Is Coming To Wii U

PolyKid's Indie 3D Platformer Poi Is Coming To Wii U

Inspired by the classics

Indie developer PolyKid has announced its 3D platformer, Poi, is coming to the Wii U. The team behind Poi are drawing inspiration from the classic platformers they grew up with including the likes of Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie and even Super Mario Sunshine on the Nintendo GameCube. In Poi, players take control of a child...

Review: Vector Assault (Wii U eShop)

Vector Assault (Wii U eShop)

Identity theft

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the case of WizByte Games' Vector Assault, it isn't flattering. Heavily inspired by Geometry Wars - a game that in many ways helped usher in the era of downloadable console games - Vector Assault is not nearly as polished, addictive, or fun. While it's playable and functional on...

Video: Check Out What Can be Done in Art Academy: Atelier Without Any Experience

Check Out What Can be Done in Art Academy: Atelier Without Any Experience

Hung, drawn, & water-coloured

Nintendo's latest foray into its Art Academy series will no doubt appeal to the arty and the creatively-minded, but that's not the only audience that can benefit from Art Academy: Atelier (known as Art Academy: Home Studio in North America). This reporter has barely touched an art supply in ten years, and has never...

News: Image & Form Tackles SteamWorld Heist E3 Plans, Pricing and Development Progress in Q & A

Image & Form Tackles SteamWorld Heist E3 Plans, Pricing and Development Progress in Q & A

Not digging too deep, though

With SteamWorld Heist building up, well, steam for its release later this year, the studio's latest Q & A provides some further update on development progress, plans for E3 and planned pricing. As for E3, company CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson will be in LA to show off the game to the media, including your humble Nintendo...

News: Disney Infinity Producer Brands amiibo Stock Shortages "Irresponsible And Rude"

Disney Infinity Producer Brands amiibo Stock Shortages "Irresponsible And Rude"

Says the same mistake won't happen with its own range of Star Wars figures

Nintendo's stock problems with its amiibo range are well documented, with demand vastly outstripping supply on many of the more desirable figures and fans being forced to pay way over the odds on the secondary market in order to complete their collections. Heck, we've even...

Video: Share The Joy of Receiving a Launch Day Super NES

Share The Joy of Receiving a Launch Day Super NES

A young gamer's dream

We're still some time away from our next new hardware release from Nintendo, but it's always an occasion to savour. Before attention falls to sales, the library of games, online services and all of those shenanigans, there's that glorious first day when all is new, shiny and full of potential. It's arguably even more exciting...

Review: FullBlast (Wii U eShop)

FullBlast (Wii U eShop)

A blast from the past

Fullblast is the latest indie title to make the transition from mobile platforms onto Wii U, having been available on iOS and Android since the end of last year. Harking back to the days when arcades were king, Fullblast is an old school vertically scrolling shoot-em-up presented with modern 3D graphics. The gameplay remains...

News: Nintendo Confirms Treehouse Pre-Show for Nintendo World Championships

Nintendo Confirms Treehouse Pre-Show for Nintendo World Championships

Warming us up

The Nintendo World Championships are no longer the exciting début of E3 week, but will now follow a Super Smash Bros. Special Video Presentation that'll be hosted by Masahiro Sakurai. Nevertheless the live event from LA could be intriguing, with its format still to be revealed. Nintendo of America did promise a pre-tournament...