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News: A Splash of New Details Emerge on Splatoon's Development and Inspiration

A Splash of New Details Emerge on Splatoon's Development and Inspiration

Colour us excited

We're on the home stretch now to the release of Splatoon, which was confirmed to be out on 29th May on the last Nintendo Direct. The colorful third person shooter has drawn plenty of attention in the industry and Reggie Fils-Aime even went so far as to say that this will do for shooters what Mario Kart did for racing. Quite a bold...

Video: This 200cc Mario Kart 8 Comparison Footage Shows Insane Speed Through Piranha Plant Pipeway

This 200cc Mario Kart 8 Comparison Footage Shows Insane Speed Through Piranha Plant Pipeway

The power of flight

Mario Kart 8 will have a load of new content soon, with the 200cc racing class arriving as a free update for all players. We've already seen footage showing just how much it'll shake up the way we race, with the speed on offer seemingly more that the 50cc boost suggested by the name. Comparisons with 150cc laps are certainly...

Video: A Closer Look at the Protagonist of Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight

A Closer Look at the Protagonist of Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight

See the demonic hero in action

As some of you are aware, Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: The Fafnir Knight launches this summer for North American gamers. Promising a brand new story mode on top of the original campaign of Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard, Etrian fans have plenty to look forward to in this one. In an effort to start building hype for...

Feature: A Day in The Future Life of a Nintendo Gamer

A Day in The Future Life of a Nintendo Gamer

When smartphones and new systems take over our days

Imagine this. When you check your phone in the morning, the Nintendo app is marked with a red dot. After you check your text messages and Facebook notifications, you click the big red "N" and get to work. Inside the app, your notifications let you know you have some extra lives for the Animal...

News: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update Goes Live to Speed Things Up

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update Goes Live to Speed Things Up

Full steam ahead

Code Name S.T.E.A.M., the new IP from Intelligent Systems, certainly has a number of strengths. A downside, however, has been the amount of time players spend observing the action - often without much of a good view - waiting for the enemy AI to move. You could make a coffee in the break between moves - oh, alright, we're...

News: Natsume Has Eight Game Boy Advance Titles Prepped For The Wii U Virtual Console

Natsume Has Eight Game Boy Advance Titles Prepped For The Wii U Virtual Console

Medabots! Medabots DX! Pocky & Rocky with Becky! More!

Publisher Natsume has eight GBA titles ready for launch on the Wii U Virtual Console, according to director of operations Graham Markay. Markay dropped the news during the latest Fragments of Silicon podcast, adding that the company had been planning its Virtual Console attack for quite some...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Takes Third Place in Japanese Charts, Lifts New Nintendo 3DS Sales 

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Takes Third Place in Japanese Charts, Lifts New Nintendo 3DS Sales 

Unsurprisingly sells less at launch than Wii original

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D launched in Japan last week, giving a welcome new release on Nintendo hardware in the company's homeland. It performed reasonably well, if not brilliantly, and helped the New Nintendo 3DS LL to climb back up to second in the hardware charts. The software top 20 has the...

News: Wii U Shooter Splatoon Makes EDGE Magazine's Cover

Wii U Shooter Splatoon Makes EDGE Magazine's Cover

Hype is building

Splatoon is arguably one of the Wii U's biggest games of 2015 - if not its biggest, now that Zelda has slipped to next year. It's something of a departure for Nintendo, a company which has traditionally resisted the video game industry's current focus on first and third-person shooting titles. However, Splatoon has found a very...

News: Empty Slots on Super Smash Bros. Site Suggests More Upcoming DLC Characters

Empty Slots on Super Smash Bros. Site Suggests More Upcoming DLC Characters

They're toying with us!

One of the biggest pieces of news from last week's Nintendo Direct was the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot - an online form on the official Super Smash Bros. website that allows fans to pitch their dream characters as upcoming DLC for the game. Of course, this has sparked much interest, with players voting for both realistic - and...

News: International StreetPass Week to Bring New StreetPass Games, a Free HOME Theme and 'Exotic' Mii Characters

International StreetPass Week to Bring New StreetPass Games, a Free HOME Theme and 'Exotic' Mii Characters

StreetPass Fishing, StreetPass Zombies and premium service due soon

Nintendo used its Direct broadcasts last week to announce that there are two new StreetPass games on the way - StreetPass Fishing / Ultimate Angler and StreetPass Zombies / Battleground Z - in addition to the StreetPass Mii Plaza Premium option that adds some extra Mii features...

News: Pokémon Rumble World Available Now, as Nintendo Releases a New Launch Trailer

Pokémon Rumble World Available Now, as Nintendo Releases a New Launch Trailer

A day earlier than most downloads

Pokémon Rumble World, Nintendo's latest dalliance with free-to-play on the 3DS, arrives today - 8th April. Just recently announced, it takes the button mashing brawling series into microtransaction territory and is set to include all Pokémon that we've seen to date, including many Mega Evolutions. It's already...

News: The Man Who Created Trollface Wants A Cut Of Meme Run's Earnings

The Man Who Created Trollface Wants A Cut Of Meme Run's Earnings

"I don’t think he knows what the consequences of ignoring me are"

Remember Ninja Pig's Meme Run? The game hit the Wii U eShop recently and caused quite a stir, not only for its pretty terrible quality but also because it apparently used the popular "Trollface" Meme without the permission of the original creator. The end result was that the game...

News: ​Unreleased SNES Music Game From The Creator Of Electroplankton Comes Back To Life

​Unreleased SNES Music Game From The Creator Of Electroplankton Comes Back To Life

Making noise with the SNES Mouse

Back in the 16-bit era Interactive media artist Toshio Iwai designed a SNES music composition tool that was to be released along with the SNES mouse in a bundle package, just like Mario Paint. There was even a US trademark filled for the game's western release under the name Sound Factory. Sadly, it never got...

Weirdness: Super Meat Boy Is Calling For Your Votes In The Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot

Super Meat Boy Is Calling For Your Votes In The Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot

The steaks have never been higher

There’s already been some encouragement to nominate the likes of Banjo-Kazooie and Shovel Knight in Nintendo’s Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot, and now in a growing trend, there is yet another iconic character calling for players’ precious votes. Team Meat is asking fans of Super Smash B

Weirdness: Fans Reimagine the Game of Thrones Intro as the Opening for A Link to the Past

Fans Reimagine the Game of Thrones Intro as the Opening for A Link to the Past

It'd make a nice opening for that supposed Zelda Netflix series

Fan creativity can often have rather off the wall results. Typically when fan work is viewed, one might ask "Why?", but in reality, the question one should be asking is "Why not?" That was likely the question going through these fans' minds as they developed this short video, it exists...

News: Level-5 Reveals More Information on Layton 7, 3DS Version is in Doubt and a Wii U Version May Happen

Level-5 Reveals More Information on Layton 7, 3DS Version is in Doubt and a Wii U Version May Happen

The mystery continues

Nearly two years ago, Level-5 announced Layton 7, a curious departure for the series that would be coming to iOS, Android, and 3DS. Since then, next to nothing has come out about the project, but that all changed at Level-5's Vision event this year. There's been a change in the design of the title, with it now being...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Microtransactions Point to Changed Priorities

Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Microtransactions Point to Changed Priorities

Previous ethics and standards are being stretched

We're in the midst of changing times for Nintendo, perhaps of a turbulent nature, and the sands are shifting in multiple ways. In the past couple of months we've seen Nintendo partner up with DeNA to move towards bringing its core IPs to smart devices, bringing a resultant boom in share prices,...

Review: WarioWare Touched! (Wii U eShop / DS)

WarioWare Touched! (Wii U eShop / DS)

A Touch of Magic

Nintendo's initial Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS Wii U Virtual Console titles certainly are an eclectic mix - with WarioWare Touched! perhaps being the most unexpected inclusion of the bunch. Having been initially released on the Nintendo DS in February 2005, WarioWare Touched! is one of the DS's earliest titles, coming from an era of...