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News: Toyota Brings Pokécars to Tokyo Toy Show

Toyota Brings Pokécars to Tokyo Toy Show

They're shinies, but only if you keep them waxed

Pokémon vehicles aren't that new of a thing. Odds are likely you've seen images of a Pikachu Beetle zipping about the Internet. However, Toyota has upped the ante at this year's Tokyo Toy Show by throwing out not only a Pikachu car, but one modeled after Fire-type starter Fennekin as well. Both...

News: SteamWorld Dig May Have a Discount on Wii U For Those With the 3DS Version

SteamWorld Dig May Have a Discount on Wii U For Those With the 3DS Version

Studio is looking into the possibility

A continual complaint for some that own both a Wii U and 3DS is the absence of cross-buy promotions, particularly with Virtual Console games but also with some download titles available on both systems. We have seen recent examples from Nintendo with Pushmo World discounts, and there's been a genuine cross-buy...

News: Nintendo of Europe Launching Wii U Virtual Console NES Remix Promotion

Nintendo of Europe Launching Wii U Virtual Console NES Remix Promotion

Up to 50% off for four weeks

While the Wii U Virtual Console hasn't yet served up all the downloadable treats that we desire, it has thrown up EarthBound and Game Boy Advance games. Nintendo of Europe's keen for you to remember there are a host of NES games, too, and has announced a campaign to encourage you to pick up more of these retro gems...

Video: Here are Plenty of Awesome Super Mario Bros. 3 Glitches to Try Yourself

Here are Plenty of Awesome Super Mario Bros. 3 Glitches to Try Yourself

Including a particularly tricky but cool way to skip to the end

Whenever gamers argue over which 2D Mario platformer is the best of them all, Super Mario Bros. 3 is normally included in the debate. It pushed the capabilities of the NES and blew a lot of minds when originally released, and still stands up as a terrific title by modern standards. The...

News: Bill Trinen Shares His History of the Treehouse, Localisation and Translating for Shigeru Miyamoto

Bill Trinen Shares His History of the Treehouse, Localisation and Translating for Shigeru Miyamoto

Back in '98 the Treehouse was a team of two

For those that follow Nintendo closely, through its various Direct broadcasts and public events, Bill Trinen has become a familiar and popular figurehead. He may be the Director of Product Marketing at Nintendo of America, a job that saw him nervously watching the time ahead of a meeting while making an...

News: Yacht Club Games Gives a Shovel Knight Localisation Update, With Pixel Graphics

Yacht Club Games Gives a Shovel Knight Localisation Update, With Pixel Graphics

Still only at the early stages, sadly

Shovel Knight, from Yacht Club Games, is one of the best titles to arrive on the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores this year — it's a platformer with plenty of loving nods to retro ideas and aesthetics, yet moves beyond mere nostalgia with terrific design and wonderful gameplay. We put it through its paces on both...

News: Master Reboot to Arrive on the Wii U eShop on 24th July

Master Reboot to Arrive on the Wii U eShop on 24th July

In both North America and Europe

Throughout this year Wales Interactive has outlined its plans to bring three games to the Wii U, with Gravity Badgers being the first arrival at the end of May. Infinity Runner will be another, which includes 32-player multiplayer, but the next arrival on Nintendo's system will be a title announced at the turn of the...

News: Violetta: Rhythm & Music Coming To 3DS, Wii and DS, Yet Shimmying Past Wii U

Violetta: Rhythm & Music Coming To 3DS, Wii and DS, Yet Shimmying Past Wii U

It's a "smash hit television show", we're told

Little Orbit, the masters of licensed games and no doubt literally rolling around in mounds of crisp dollar bills during lunch breaks, is taking another IP and pushing it out as a game. This time it's Disney's Violetta, a "tween telenovela" broadcast in Latin America and Europe, which is coming to 3DS,...

News: This Pokémon Food Looks Too Good to Eat

This Pokémon Food Looks Too Good to Eat

Pokénom-nom

Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction — more accurately known as Pokémon XY The Movie - The Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie in Japan — arrives in theatres in the country this weekend, on 19th July. Japan loves Pokémon at the best of times, but with the movie's imminent release there are a variety of special...

News: Puzzle & Dragons Z Has Shipped Over 1.5 Million Copies in Japan

Puzzle & Dragons Z Has Shipped Over 1.5 Million Copies in Japan

Still no solid news on its arrival in the West

There are still some that argue smartphone games don't suit dedicated gaming portables such as the 3DS, and vice-versa; Puzzle & Dragons Z perhaps shows that some titles can succeed in both worlds. A phenomenon on smart devices, this amended version arrived on Nintendo's handheld in Japan late last...

News: Suica NFC Cards To Finally Be Used, From 22nd July, For eShop Payments in Japan

Suica NFC Cards To Finally Be Used, From 22nd July, For eShop Payments in Japan

Here's hoping for Western equivalents

For well over a year now, Nintendo has been stating that it would utilise the NFC capabilities of the Wii U GamePad to support "Suica" cards in Japan. Typically used on public transport — in Japan and around the world in various forms — these swipe cards will allow gamers to quickly pay for a game on the...