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News: Nendoroid Toon Link Figure Slated for August Release

Nendoroid Toon Link Figure Slated for August Release

To be released only in Japan, of course

The Nendoroid series — from Good Smile Company — certainly has a group of cool figurines set for 2014. A few months ago the company announced a Luigi figure to cap off the Year of Luigi. Today, the company has announced that it will be releasing a Toon Link Nendoroid statue in August 2014 through the Good...

News: Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida Highlights Brushes With Miiverse Law

Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida Highlights Brushes With Miiverse Law

Naughty

It can be tempting to think of Nintendo as standing alone in terms of companies with powerful executives that are also charming, affable individuals; we see that side of Satoru Iwata and colleagues frequently in Nintendo Direct broadcasts. It'd be wrong to think these are qualities only found within Nintendo, however, as there are a number...

News: Veronica Mars Star Kristen Bell Reveals Her Former Love for The Nintendo 64

Veronica Mars Star Kristen Bell Reveals Her Former Love for The Nintendo 64

As well as Mario Kart and other classic Nintendo systems

Actress Kristen Bell of Veronica Mars fame used to be a huge gamer according to a new interview she recently gave in Empire magazine. And it would appear that she had a soft spot for Nintendo systems, especially the Nintendo 64. "You know, I used to be , Super Nintendo, Sega, N64. My N64 was...

Review: Pure Chess (3DS eShop)

Pure Chess (3DS eShop)

En Passable

VooFoo Studios took on a tough challenge in not only producing cross-platform online chess multiplayer, but achieving it on both the Wii U and the 3DS. Pure Chess immediately earns credit right away, in that case, as a technical example of what can be achieved on what is relatively old tech with the 3DS. Bonus points are due, then, but...

Feature: Time For a Super Smash Bros. New Challenger Screenshot Blowout

Time For a Super Smash Bros. New Challenger Screenshot Blowout

Pick a favourite between Zero Suit Samus, Sheik, Yoshi, Charizard, Greninja

It's been a crazy week for Nintendo fans, with an impressive Super Smash Bros. Direct revealing plenty of details on the upcoming 3DS and Wii U releases being followed by an unexpected and utterly bonkers Tomodachi Life Nintendo Direct. They were particularly exciting...

Review: My Exotic Farm (Wii U eShop)

My Exotic Farm (Wii U eShop)

Not a roaring success

Farm management sims are hard to get right; farming is work, after all. Successful farming games either add substantial non-farming elements like Harvest Moon's social elements, or they take the work so seriously that it becomes comically overbearing, à la Farming Simulator. French studio BiP Media's My Exotic Farm ultimately...

Interview: 4 Corner Games Tells Us Why It's Got to Run to the Wii U eShop

4 Corner Games Tells Us Why It's Got to Run to the Wii U eShop

"I applied to Nintendo because I love playing games on Nintendo platforms"

Not too long ago 4 Corner Games announced that it'd be making its début with the Wii U-exclusive I've Got to Run, a runner title that'll include multiple modes and will run at a silky smooth 60 frames per second. In a wave of multi-platform download-only releases, this joins...

Video: Nintendo Shows Kirby's Exciting Side in a Fresh Triple Deluxe Trailer

Nintendo Shows Kirby's Exciting Side in a Fresh Triple Deluxe Trailer

Suck it up

Kirby: Triple Deluxe is getting rather close to release — hitting North America on 2nd May and Europe two weeks later on 16th May — and it certainly looks to be packed full of that typical Kirby charm. Nintendo of America has been keen to show off the light-hearted side of this platformer, in particular, with the humorous recent video...

News: Road Redemption's Latest Footage Looks a Bit More Like Road Rash

Road Redemption's Latest Footage Looks a Bit More Like Road Rash

Steps in the right direction

Some of you Wii U eShop download fans with decent memories may still be looking forward to Road Redemption, a title coming to Wii U and PC that immediately brings to mind the Road Rash series, with the original crowdfunding campaign even citing the iconic bike racing series. We say racing, but in truth our younger selves...

Review: Mach Rider (3DS eShop)

Mach Rider (3DS eShop)

A forgotten gem from the NES launch library

Mach Rider is an impressive feat for an NES title — a faux-3D motorcycle combat game with dozens of courses, an endurance mode, and a track editor. Not only was Mach Rider an NES title, but it was an October 1985 NES launch title. Namco's Pole Position had only hit arcades three years earlier, and...

Ninterview: Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman on Mastering Super Smash Bros.

Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman on Mastering Super Smash Bros.

The King of Smash

Not long ago we conducted a Ninterview with TriForce Johnson, who told us about his journey from being a passionate gamer in the Bronx, New York, to a gaming celebrity famous for being first-in-line for a record number of Nintendo launches. He's far more than a keen video game shopper, however, with multiple world record scores...

News: Rising Star Games Confirms Hometown Story European Release Date and Enhancements

Rising Star Games Confirms Hometown Story European Release Date and Enhancements

Improvements detailed inside

Hometown Story, the charming 3DS title from Yasuhiro Wada — best known for the Harvest Moon series — and his team at Toybox arrived in North America last October, with Europe having to wait a little longer for its own localisation. Rising Star Games is handling the release in the latter territory, and after...

News: Actos Games Announces Special Promotion for APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Kickstarter Campaign

Actos Games Announces Special Promotion for APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Kickstarter Campaign

Word up

In our Kickstarter campaign summary at the weekend we included APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat on our list, as it's an intriguing word game that will attempt to blend in RPG elements. If funded it'll come to the Wii U as well as PC, with the GamePad likely to be a particularly useful controller for the title. It's entering the home stretch...

News: Flowerworks HD to Blossom on the Wii U eShop on 17th April in North America

Flowerworks HD to Blossom on the Wii U eShop on 17th April in North America

May release in Europe, sales to fund a Wii U-exclusive project

Nocturnal Entertainment's Michael Shamgar has been in touch to confirm some pleasing news for download fans with a Wii U, announcing that Flowerworks HD: Follie's Adventure will arrive on the North America eShop in next week's update on 17th April; it's targeting May in Europe. A HD...

News: Nintendo Provides Some Context to 2013's Tomodachi Life Same-Sex Marriage Controversy

Nintendo Provides Some Context to 2013's Tomodachi Life Same-Sex Marriage Controversy

Indications are is that it still won't be an option, though

Yesterday's Tomodachi Life Nintendo Direct brought the rather wacky 3DS Mii life-sim to the attention of a lot more gamers, though it's not actually a new release. Tomodachi Collection: New Life was a Spring 2013 arrival in Japan, and proceeded to accrue some impressive sales and generate...