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Video: Nintendo Shows Off amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits as it Launches in Japan

Nintendo Shows Off amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits as it Launches in Japan

30 demos to get stuck into

One of the quirkiest uses of amiibo to date is amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits, a free download on the Wii U eShop that'll allow you to play quick-fire demos of Virtual Console games by tapping one of the figures on the GamePad. It's out today in Japan and Nintendo has released a new video that shows it off. As you...

News: Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Available to Download Right Now

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Available to Download Right Now

Rev up the engines

The time is here, with the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 and software update now available to download; if you try and fire up your copy of the game it should automatically trigger a download update. Once that's done you can open up the game and set the DLC downloading - when that's finished you have various delights waiting for you...

News: Girls Mode 3 Struts to Number One in Japan, Though Hardware Sales Stumble Again

Girls Mode 3 Struts to Number One in Japan, Though Hardware Sales Stumble Again

Worth it for the Kirby bag

It's easy to be dismissive of Style Savvy / New Style Boutique, with its focus on fashion, designer coffees and neat apartments, but it's a rather fun and entertaining title on the 3DS. The release of the latest entry in Japan has given some life to the country's charts this week, too, though overall sales are still...

News: Tales of More Super Smash Bros. amiibo Pre-Order Woes and Cancellations Emerge

Tales of More Super Smash Bros. amiibo Pre-Order Woes and Cancellations Emerge

ShopTo among the offending retailers

While the release of wave four Super Smash Bros. amiibo is due in May for North America, the latest toys are set to arrive this week in Europe. Not that they'll be gracing store shelves, of course, as pre-orders sold out a long time ago, in many cases within hours of going live. Unfortunately we've had multiple...

News: Legend of Kay Anniversary Set for Budget Retail Release on Wii U This Summer

Legend of Kay Anniversary Set for Budget Retail Release on Wii U This Summer

As little as $19.99 on some platforms

It's been known for quite some time that Legend of Kay Anniversary is coming to the Wii U and a host of platforms, and publisher Nordic Games has today confirmed a Summer arrival, though stopped short of giving exact dates. In addition to Wii U it'll be released on PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Mac; intriguingly...

Video: Check Out the Surprising Complexity of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition

Check Out the Surprising Complexity of Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition

Elements, team members, levelling...

It's tempting to look at Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition and say "pfft, just another match-three game". Well, it is, but this series also has a whole load of other aspects such as elements, teams and levelling to worry about. In fact, when having a go of the free demo in Europe we'll admit to...

News: Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Now Available for Pre-Order on the Nintendo UK Store

Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Now Available for Pre-Order on the Nintendo UK Store

You'd better be quick!

We've seen lots of delightful amiibo over the past few months from the Super Smash Bros. and Mario Party ranges, however it's the yarn Yoshi amiibo figurines which tie in with the release of Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U which really seem to be exciting collectors at the moment. They're amiibo made of wool and ridiculously...

News: Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem’s Character Designer Speaks Of New Challenge

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem’s Character Designer Speaks Of New Challenge

Toi8 Tackles New Crossover

World renowned character designer, toi8, takes to Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem's Official Blog to share a little more about himself. We all know and love him for his work on hack//The Movie and Chain Chronicle movie, but did you know that working for Nintendo has been a huge dream of his? "As part of the generation...

News: 3DS RPG Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven Is Heading West This June

3DS RPG Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven Is Heading West This June

From the producer of Rune Factory and Story of Seasons

Publisher Marvelous has confirmed that Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven is heading west this June. The strategy RPG - produced by Yoshifumi Hashimoto, the man behind Harvest Moon, Rune Factory and Story of Seasons - will be getting a physical and digital release in North America, where it launches...

News: Famitsu Unleashes Xenoblade Chronicles X Score

Famitsu Unleashes Xenoblade Chronicles X Score

Famitsu Dolls Itself Up

It's finally here guys, and we couldn't be more enthusiastic. Monolith Soft and Nintendo have been drip feeding its fans for months now, with screenshots, soundtrack teasers, and even a brand new story trailer, but as the Japanese release is fast approaching, the Famitsu Scores are in. World renowned gaming magazine Famitsu...

Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and Modern Media Continue to Damage Its Image

Nintendo's Problems With Trends and Modern Media Continue to Damage Its Image

Its need for control costs it vital audiences

We've argued the case before that Nintendo needs to modernise and drastically improve its attitudes to modern media, in terms of YouTube and social media platforms. It's easy to be defensive of its efforts, too, but we feel some recent statistics truly highlight the folly of Nintendo's current approach...

News: Avengers: Age of Ultron DLC Rolling Out to Zen Pinball 2 Soon

Avengers: Age of Ultron DLC Rolling Out to Zen Pinball 2 Soon

We're going to show you something... beautiful

Excited cinema goers will be rushing in droves to see the latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Avengers: Age of Ultron hits the silver screen in Europe later this week. (Sorry North America, you'll have to wait until 1st May). Of course, every cinematic blockbuster such as this has a...

News: Splatoon Creation Was Inspired by Rare's Perfect Dark

Splatoon Creation Was Inspired by Rare's Perfect Dark

Making something fun, new, different and not a shooter

As the release date for Nintendo's colourful multiplayer ink-em-up Splatoon draws ever closer, we're starting to get more and more insights into the rationale behind the development of the game. GamesRadar+ recently interviewed Producer Hisashi Nogami and it turns out that Rare's classic N64 FPS...

News: Sonic Boom Was Originally Called Sonic Synergy, Alternative Character Designs Emerge

Sonic Boom Was Originally Called Sonic Synergy, Alternative Character Designs Emerge

Game would likely have still been a bit pants

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal are unlikely to be talked of fondly in years to come, which is a pity for the slightly more competent 3DS title. Rise of Lyric on Wii U, however, was particularly poorly received, from the character designs down to the gameplay, but most...

Video: New Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Goes Big on Drama, Plot and Battles

New Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Goes Big on Drama, Plot and Battles

Cat also sighted

It pains us to say it, with pangs of jealousy that are almost overwhelming, but Xenoblade Chronicles X arrives in Japan very soon. The sizeable adventure will bring the series into a new setting and with a host of fresh systems and mechanics, all in lovely HD. With release approaching Nintendo has unleashed another video to show it...

News: Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle Confirmed for PAL Regions, Arrives In Australia and New Zealand 30th May

Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle Confirmed for PAL Regions, Arrives In Australia and New Zealand 30th May

Launches in Europe on 19th June

Following the North American confirmation, Nintendo has revealed Australia, New Zealand and Europe will also receive a special hardware bundle to celebrate next month's release of team-based squid shooter, Splatoon, on the Wii U. Launching 30th May in Australia and New Zealand alongside the game's release, the...

Video: A Closer Look at Classic Mode in Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight

A Closer Look at Classic Mode in Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight

For you hardcore dungeon crawling enthusiasts

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight is set to be quite the content rich package, featuring two parallel game modes that promise to offer roughly the same amount of content. The newest mode, Story Mode, will follow the adventures of the Fafnir Knight and be much more focused on story and feature...

News: Challenge Mode to Accompany Shovel Knight's Plague of Shadows Update

Challenge Mode to Accompany Shovel Knight's Plague of Shadows Update

Japanese localization also on the way!

As exceedingly rad as Shovel Knight is, the radness velocity only climbs upon the realization that Yacht Club Games is still digging up free add-ons, updates and treats that will keep the game fresh for quite some time. We previously learned that the Plague of Shadows expansion is on its way, but Yacht Club has...

News: Cube Creator 3D Bringing a Minecraft-Style Experience to 3DS This Week in North America

Cube Creator 3D Bringing a Minecraft-Style Experience to 3DS This Week in North America

Demo has been downloaded over 260,000 times

Nintendo systems may be lacking the selling power of Minecraft, but a number of developers have been endeavouring to fill the gap. The latest to throw their hats into the ring are collaborators Big John Games and Gamers Digital, with Cube Creator 3D - it's arriving on the eShop in North America this week...