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Video: Nintendo Goes For Drama and a Deep Voice in Hyrule Warriors TV Advert

Nintendo Goes For Drama and a Deep Voice in Hyrule Warriors TV Advert

"It's time to fight", in case you weren't sure

Hyrule Warriors is now just days away in Europe and a little over a week from release in North America, which will kick off a solid run of exclusives on Wii U. There's been plenty of anticipation since this one's reveal in late 2013, so it'll be interesting to see sales and gamer reactions once it lands...

Video: Here, Have A Generous Helping Of Super Smash Bros. 3DS Minigame Mania

Here, Have A Generous Helping Of Super Smash Bros. 3DS Minigame Mania

Bombs, bats, and brawls!

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS players that fancy a change from the usual brawling have always been able to take a break from the action with some compelling minigames, and the latest game is no different. From the familiar Home-Run Contest to the all-new Target Blast, join us as we take you on a whirlwind tour of...

News: SmileBASIC Will Bring Petit Computer Game Development to 3DS Next Year

SmileBASIC Will Bring Petit Computer Game Development to 3DS Next Year

To be unveiled at Tokyo Game Show

Petit Computer, despite its staggered arrival in the West, remains one of the most intriguing DSiWare apps available. It allows you to create simple games using the BASIC programming code and is a useful tool for budding developers to learn some, well, basics. It was confirmed last year — with the web image above...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Expo Banner Raises Questions With Wii U Logo

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Expo Banner Raises Questions With Wii U Logo

Harmless printing error or accidental leak?

A curious banner is currently advertising Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate at a German expo that displays the Wii U logo in the corner. As of now there's be no indication that the latest entry in the Monster Hunter series was planned for any console other then the 3DS. Chances are that this is merely a mistake...

News: Little Orbit Bringing Falling Skies: The Game To Wii U as eShop-Only Release

Little Orbit Bringing Falling Skies: The Game To Wii U as eShop-Only Release

Fight for humanity’s survival

Following news back in June that Little Orbit was bringing a video game adaption of DreamWorks’ critically acclaimed sci-fi television series Falling Skies to the Wii U, the publisher has now revealed that the system's version will be released on the eShop, not at retail as with PS3 and Xbox 360. The initial...

Video: Who's Up for a Rousing Game of Smash Potato?

Who's Up for a Rousing Game of Smash Potato?

Last clobbered by a tree wins!

We know there's plenty of game modes to be found in the upcoming Super Smash Bros., but that hasn't stopped people from creating their own custom diversions. One such activity is "Smash Potato," utilizing the tree-chopping and pocket moves of the Villager. Smash Potato is better seen than explained, but be warned of a...

Preview: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Goes Big on the Portable

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Goes Big on the Portable

Will Nintendo's portable brawler smash it out of the park?

It may be less than a month to go until Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is finally released in North America and Europe, but that doesn’t change the fact that the wait over the next few weeks is going to be unbearable for its most ardent fans. The game — which at the time of writing...

News: Demo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Announced for North America and Europe

Demo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Announced for North America and Europe

Club Nintendo members may get it even earlier

Update: Nintendo of Europe has now confirmed this demo for the region with very similar terms to North America. It'll be available to everyone from 19th September, while "selected Club Nintendo members" will receive an email with four download codes. The demo has unlimited plays — in North America and...

News: Standard 3DS Consoles Will Have Limited Online Functions When Playing Super Smash Bros.

Standard 3DS Consoles Will Have Limited Online Functions When Playing Super Smash Bros.

Miiverse and Internet Browser unavailable – please understand

The 3DS isn't an especially new piece of tehcnology, and in order to stay ahead of the curve Nintendo have taken a bold move in order to maintain pinnacle performance from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. When the game is running, players will not be able to access Miiverse or use...

News: Falcon and Yondu Join the Fight in Disney Infinity 2.0

Falcon and Yondu Join the Fight in Disney Infinity 2.0

Even more to Marvel at

Fans of Marvel comics will be pleased to hear that two more characters have been announced for Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes, namely Falcon and Yondu From the press release: Pararescue veteran Sam Wilson, codename Falcon, soars into Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes. As Captain America's closest ally,...

News: Stealth Inc 2 Sneaking Onto the Wii U eShop on 23rd October

Stealth Inc 2 Sneaking Onto the Wii U eShop on 23rd October

Curve Studios' Wii U exclusive creeps closer

Stealth Inc 2 was a slightly surprising announcement as a Wii U eShop-exclusive title earlier this year, especially as its predecessor has never been available on Nintendo hardware. On the other hand developer Curve Studios has recently confirmed more titles — The Swapper and Lone Survivor — for the...

News: Mario Golf: Advance Tour Tees Off on the North American eShop on 25th September

Mario Golf: Advance Tour Tees Off on the North American eShop on 25th September

No longer out of bounds

Nintendo of America has provided its download update for the week, and has also continued its fine tradition of revealing a select title that's on the way soon. The latest announcement is sure to please Game Boy Advance fans and those that think Mario needs to get a bit more exercise. It's been announced that Mario Golf:...

News: Scandinavian Gamers Will be Included in the Hyrule Warriors Costume Pack Promotion

Scandinavian Gamers Will be Included in the Hyrule Warriors Costume Pack Promotion

In a slightly different way

It's been known for a long time that Nintendo's Club Nintendo system does not perhaps stretch as far across the world as many would like, and many territories in Europe often feel as though they are being left out. Thankfully for Hyrule Warriors, customers in Scandinavia aren't being left out in the cold. Nintendo has...

News: Famitsu Releases Dossier on Sherlock Holmes' Appearance in the New Ace Attorney

Famitsu Releases Dossier on Sherlock Holmes' Appearance in the New Ace Attorney

Watson is still a child with a medical degree

We were clued in yesterday to The World's Greatest Detective showing up in Capcom's upcoming The Great Ace Attorney (aka Ace Attorney: The Adventures of Ryunosuke Naruhodou). Now Famitsu Weekly has released more information and images on the game's renditions of Sherlock Holmes and his legendary...

News: Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed

Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed

Hopefully it won't be a ruff port

After Ubisoft Mexico let the dog(?) out of the bag, the publisher has now officially confirmed release dates for Watch Dogs on Wii U — it hits North America on 18th November and Europe on 21st November. The development studio responsible for the port is Ubisoft Montreal, which also brought us the Wii U versions...

News: Darts Up Lands On The Wii U eShop In Europe Next Week

Darts Up Lands On The Wii U eShop In Europe Next Week

You can’t beat a bit of Bully

If you've ever fancied yourself as the next Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor or just wanted the excuse to have friends and family gathered around, drinking yard glasses of ale and wearing silly outfits, EnjoyUp Games has you covered (as if you needed an excuse). The Spanish developer has recently announced a Wii U version...

News: Mega Camerupt, Mega Gallade, and Mega Sharpedo Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Mega Camerupt, Mega Gallade, and Mega Sharpedo Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Primal Kyogre & Primal Groudon abilities also unveiled

CoroCoro has revealed three new Mega Evolutions for the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire games. The three monsters in question are Sharpedo, Gallade and Camerupt, all three of which started their evolutionary line in the original Ruby and Sapphire versions. Mega Sharpedo has...

News: This New Fatal Frame Trailer Highlights the GamePad's Functionality

This New Fatal Frame Trailer Highlights the GamePad's Functionality

Send those ghouls packing

We've known for a long time that the new title in the Fatal Frame series would be using the GamePad as though it were a real camera, but this is the first good look at how it plays out within gameplay. The trailer shows the player battling numerous ghosts and spirits with the GamePad by taking photographs of them, rotating...

Video: Watch Us Crack Some Skulls In The 3DS Super Smash Bros. Demo

Watch Us Crack Some Skulls In The 3DS Super Smash Bros. Demo

Looks like we're in for a Smashing time

3DS owners across Japan — as well as those international Nintendo fans dedicated enough to import Japanese hardware — are currently abandoning their friends, family, and careers while they get busy with the Super Smash Bros. demo that has just been released on the Japanese eShop. Of course being a demo,...

News: The Classic Mode in Smash Bros. 3DS is Bolstered Further with Random Rewards System

The Classic Mode in Smash Bros. 3DS is Bolstered Further with Random Rewards System

Edging ever closer

With the Japanese release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS practically within tasting distance and the hype level higher than ever, Sakurai continues the slew of information about the product by describing another interesting addition to Classic Mode. http://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/AYMHAAACAADRUqGUwwugmQ And here's...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Collector's Edition Coming to North America

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Collector's Edition Coming to North America

Smells better than collecting actual giant beasts

Where the thrill of the hunt and the thrill of the swag meet, there shall ye find the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Collector's Edition. Capcom revealed the upcoming edition for North America on its Unity blog, with the caveat that not all designs may be final. The Collector's Edition will come packed...

Video: Mii Fighters Get Ready For Smash Bros. Battle with Nintendo Heroes on 3DS

Mii Fighters Get Ready For Smash Bros. Battle with Nintendo Heroes on 3DS

The hype is real in Japan

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is less than a week away in Japan, which no doubt has Nintendo's accountants rather pleased. It's the début of the franchise on a portable, too, which is significant in a country where the 3DS rules the hardware charts on a weekly basis. The advertising campaign is picking up steam, too,...