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Video: See How Far The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has Come Since the Wii & GameCube

See How Far The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has Come Since the Wii & GameCube

Things can only look better

If you were in any doubt that the visuals in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD surpass those of the original Wii and GameCube versions, let us clarify that the visuals have indeed surpassed those of the original Wii and GameCube versions. If you need further proof of just how much tastier things are in this...

Video: Reliving the Memories of the Original Announcement for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Reliving the Memories of the Original Announcement for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Out of time, into Twilight

With the release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD just around the corner we thought it was about time we looked back at the fantastic reveal that the original game received. Much controversy surrounded the art direction of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and many people wanted a more realistic Zelda game...

News: Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is Shuffling Onto the North American Wii U eShop on 4th February

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is Shuffling Onto the North American Wii U eShop on 4th February

"Where's everyone going? Bingo?"

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is rightly held in high regard by a number of series fans; this writer likes it a bit too much, completing at least one playthrough every year. It's a terrific version of a classic game, with pointer controls and occasional waggle that are actually fun to use, along with the inclusion of...

Video: Collecting Every Wii Game Is Difficult, But This Guy Did It Anyway

Collecting Every Wii Game Is Difficult, But This Guy Did It Anyway

1260 games later

The Wii is one of the most successful games consoles of all time with over 100 million consoles sold - and counting. As ever, commercial triumph goes hand-in-hand with loads of software, and the Wii has been blessed with 1260 games to date, not all of them good. You might assume that collecting all of these games would be a foolish...

Video: Sonic Colours Has Some of the Coolest Glitches

Sonic Colours Has Some of the Coolest Glitches

Blurring the lines

We know the popular narrative for some is to say that Sonic's been in a rut and had a bad run of games, but recent years have brought some solid entries. Sonic Colours / Sonic Colors certainly qualifies as one of the better releases in the past couple of generations, blending 2D and 3D play with some neat twists and power-ups. In...

Video: Watch as New Super Mario Bros. Wii Gets Pitted Side-by-Side with its Wii U Successor

Watch as New Super Mario Bros. Wii Gets Pitted Side-by-Side with its Wii U Successor

HD-licious

New Super Mario Bros. Wii has joined its younger sibling New Super Mario Bros. U on the Wii U eShop in Europe. Many people jump to compare the two and believe them to be achingly similar, so in order to put this to the test once and for all we've put both games side-by-side in the video below. We chose to showcase levels that bore a...

News: New Super Mario Bros. Wii Looks Set to Hit Europe on 7th January

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Looks Set to Hit Europe on 7th January

Wahoo!

Though the Wii U Virtual Console is missing a few obvious platforms and release - ahem, GameCube - it has brought some goodies. One of the welcome additions has been Wii downloads; a number of excellent games have arrived, including some that are relatively hard to find or expensive in physical form. It's certainly had its successes in terms...

News: Super Mario Galaxy May Arrive on the North American Wii U eShop on 24th December

Super Mario Galaxy May Arrive on the North American Wii U eShop on 24th December

A festive treat

A number of Wii titles have now made their way to the Wii U eShop, and there could be a rather wonderful pre-Christmas treat on the North American store. Following a recent ESRB rating, Super Mario Galaxy's official game page on Nintendo of America's website is now listing it for a 24th December release, at the standard $19.99 price...

Review: Trauma Team (Wii U eShop / Wii)

Trauma Team (Wii U eShop / Wii)

Trauma Drama

Back in the early days of the Nintendo DS, Trauma Center: Under the Knife was a standout example of how the then-new touch screen controls could provide a fresh experience on the go. Atlus would then take its anime-pumped surgery games to the Wii, translating touch controls to motion controls, and found a winning combination there as...

Talking Point: Nintendo is Right to Move On From the Wii Family Name With NX

Nintendo is Right to Move On From the Wii Family Name With NX

Perfect for its time, but change is due

Earlier this week TIME shared an intriguing interview with Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima, and one of the topics raised regarded the NX and the fact it won't be the 'next' in the Wii / Wii U line of systems. That's been reasonably clear for quite some time, as comments around the new hardware (to be...

Feature: There and Back Again - A Xenoblade Tale

There and Back Again - A Xenoblade Tale

How Monolith Soft’s Magnum Opus brought Gonçalo Lopes back to JRPGs

In this article Gonçalo Lopes, better known to many as music composer and arranger Shiryu, talks about the lasting impact that Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii has had on his gaming life. Being a European PAL gamer in the early '90s was pretty cool. Yet being a well-informed...

Music: Have a Listen to the Rodea the Sky Soldier Soundtrack

Have a Listen to the Rodea the Sky Soldier Soundtrack

Soaring high

Rodea the Sky Soldier is out now in North America and is imminent in Europe, and is a title that's been years in the making. It had a sticky route to release, yet for some eager followers that'll matter little - especially as it's a Nintendo exclusive and the original work of Yuki Naka. Although it has shortcomings we gave it a...

News: Beenox Won't Be Working on Spider-Man Games Anymore

Beenox Won't Be Working on Spider-Man Games Anymore

Moving on to greener pastures

As some of you may be aware, Beenox has more or less been the studio responsible for the Spider-Man video games for the past several years. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Spider-Man: Edge of Time, and both of The Amazing Spider-Man games all came from this studio, which is a rather impressive feat given how quickly...

Video: A Wii Wave Race Project Got Far Enough to Have Its Own Patents

A Wii Wave Race Project Got Far Enough to Have Its Own Patents

Ultimately turned down by Kyoto management

When we consider long-abandoned Nintendo franchises we'd like to see again, there's always a chance - if it's a top 10 - that Wave Race will come up within such lists. Those with fond memories of the Nintendo 64 may reminisce over its entry, even if the Game Boy original passed many by, while its last...

News: Fresh Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Details Reveal Shigeru Miyamoto's Role In The Game's Downfall

Fresh Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Details Reveal Shigeru Miyamoto's Role In The Game's Downfall

Legendary designer took issue with game's costly CGI spend

Not so long ago we covered the tortured production of the Wii title Project H.A.M.M.E.R., a waggle-heavy action title in development by Nintendo Software Technology, Nintendo's famed North American studio. Revealed early in the life of the Wii, the game would never see the light of day and,...

Rumour: Dataminers Dig Up eShop Listings For Super Mario Galaxy, Zelda: Skyward Sword And Metroid: Other M

Dataminers Dig Up eShop Listings For Super Mario Galaxy, Zelda: Skyward Sword And Metroid: Other M

Following in the footsteps of Twilight Princess HD

We recently reported on a rumour which seemed to suggest that Nintendo is currently working on a HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the Wii U. Since then, dataminers have discovered references to other titles, including Super Mario Galaxy,

News: Scalebound was Originally Planned to be a Wii Game

Scalebound was Originally Planned to be a Wii Game

If only Kamiya wasn't dragon his feet

For those of you that don't keep track of upcoming releases on other platforms, Scalebound is an Xbox One game currently in development at Platinum Games, the studio responsible for Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101. The ambitious title will follow the adventures of a young boy and his dragon as they explore a...