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News: Nintendo Nearly Dropped MotionPlus from Skyward Sword

Nintendo Nearly Dropped MotionPlus from Skyward Sword

Tea table nearly toppled

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is one of a handful of Wii MotionPlus-exclusive games for Wii, but series leader Eiji Aonuma revealed in a recent interview that it nearly panned out very differently. Aonuma explained that after several years of development time with MotionPlus, he questioned whether the accessory was a good...

News: 3D Screenshots for You to Enjoy on Your 3DS

3D Screenshots for You to Enjoy on Your 3DS

Monster Hunter and more in glorious 3D

Now the 3DS Internet browser is available, complete with the ability to display 3D images, you're probably bored of looking at 3D photos of other people's pets. If you're ready to see something a bit more fearsome in 3D — say, a Lagiacrus — we have you covered. Thanks to the hard work of Eighteen, whose work is hosted on GameCrunch.co, 3D screenshots of..

News: Gaijin Games Details New Content in BIT.TRIP COMPLETE

Gaijin Games Details New Content in BIT.TRIP COMPLETE

The BEAT goes on

How do you celebrate one of the best series WiiWare has to offer? Pack it all onto one disc and call it BIT.TRIP COMPLETE, that's how. Gaijin Games' genre-defying series is coming to Wii later this year, and the studio has revealed more about what players can expect from the new collection. As well as all six BIT.TRIP games —...

News: Following Wii U Unveiling, Nintendo Shares Drop 10%

Following Wii U Unveiling, Nintendo Shares Drop 10%

Iwata: "It's very strange."

Much like the 3DS, Nintendo is adamant that Wii U has to be seen and experienced first-hand if it is to be understood. Could this be the reason why Nintendo shares took a plunge following the new console's announcement at E3? In the two days following Nintendo's E3 conference on Tuesday, shares dropped by almost 10...

News: Pikmin 3 Plucked from Wii to Find a Home on Wii U

Pikmin 3 Plucked from Wii to Find a Home on Wii U

You must wait longer for Olimar

Yesterday's developer roundtable gave some interesting nuggets of information, with Shigeru Miyamoto confirming that Pikmin 3 will now launch on the company's new Wii U console, skipping Wii all together. Miyamoto explained the console is just a "much better fit" for the series, and having seen the Wii U controller we can't help but agree. How do you feel..

News: Play Lists Pilotwings for Wii, Pre-Orders Open Now

Play Lists Pilotwings for Wii, Pre-Orders Open Now

Swooping in on a jet stream of rumours

You wait ages for one Pilotwings games, then Play.com goes and lists another one. Pilotwings Wii turned up in the online store's E3 section, alongside games that actually were announced at E3. Does Play know something we don't, or is it just guessing? We'll do our best to find out. Thanks to user JettiBlue for...

News: Rhythm Heaven Trailer Makes Sweet Music

Rhythm Heaven Trailer Makes Sweet Music

It's coming

Rhythm Heaven (a tentative title for now) is coming to Wii and it looks good. That's our summary of the trailer below, which shows more of the rhythm-based gaming you've come to expect from the original DS instalment. With the precision of button controls — no motion support here — and a line-up of robots, peas, forks and more, this looks to be one of the more interesting titles..

News: This Video of Kirby Wii Does Not Suck

This Video of Kirby Wii Does Not Suck

Not at all

Last year's Kirby's Epic Yarn was good and all, but removing the pink puff ball's iconic sucking ability put some gamers off. The video for the new Kirby Wii (tentative title), then, will draw many more players in, featuring as it does a huge amount of sucking. We don't know much about the plot at the moment but we'd imagine something to...

News: Wii has a Plan to Make Money with Fortune Street

Wii has a Plan to Make Money with Fortune Street

Consider Square Enix as your business partner

Square Enix has announced that a board game for the Wii that was previously only available in Japan will be making its western debut by the end of the year. Developed by Square Enix, Fortune Street is a board game that features Nintendo and Dragon Quest characters. The concept isn't too far away from Monopoly as players race around the board in an..

News: Mario Party 9 Keeps the Good Times Rolling on Wii

Mario Party 9 Keeps the Good Times Rolling on Wii

Time to roll the dice once more

The logo for Mario Party 9 was glimpsed right at the end of Nintendo's E3 conference, with some expecting the game to see release on Wii U, but the game is coming to the current platform as these screenshots show. The usual array of new game boards and minigames feature, with levels based on New Super Mario Bros. Wii...

News: Rhythm Heaven Wii Screenshots Go Tap Tap Tap Boom

Rhythm Heaven Wii Screenshots Go Tap Tap Tap Boom

In our imaginations anyway

It's still not got an official name or a release date in the West, but Rhythm Heaven does have some new screenshots to look at, so that's something. Nintendo posted a few new shots of the game — which is controlled entirely with buttons — and will have it in playable form at the show, so look out for Corbie's hands-on impressions in the near future. Let's hope we all..

Reaction: Nintendo's Complete Press Release

Nintendo's Complete Press Release

Soak it in

Nintendo's Upcoming Wii U Console Features Controller with 6.2-inch Screen Nintendo 3DS Continues its Evolution with Mario Kart, Super Mario and the Nintendo eShop as Nintendo Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of The Legend of Zelda NOTE: Multimedia available hereLOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At the E3 Expo, Nintendo introduced a new paradigm for video games and home entertainment: Wii..

E3 2011: Nintendo News Conference Live Text

Nintendo News Conference Live Text

Get all your news here

Today's the day Nintendo unveils its new home console for the first time, and we'll be reporting on it all live right here. There's no need to refresh: the page will update automatically, so sit back and let us take you through the most exciting event of the gaming year. Following the press conference — also broadcast live at Nintendo's E3 site — we'll continue to feature..

E3 2011: Ubisoft Announces Rayman Origins for Wii

Ubisoft Announces Rayman Origins for Wii

The hairy hero returns

It's been a long time since Rayman appeared in an original platformer — around 15 years, in fact — so it's very welcome news that he's coming back to Wii in Rayman Origins. The game will feature four-player co-operative play over 60 brand new side-scrolling stages, harking back to the floppy-haired hero's original adventures. The video below shows the on-stage..

News: Thundering Typhoons, Details Regarding Tintin: The Game

Thundering Typhoons, Details Regarding Tintin: The Game

Ubisoft brings the adaptation to the Wii and 3DS

If Tintin fans think the upcoming animated film is all they have to look forward to this year, think again. Along with with Steven Spielberg's motion picture adaptation of Hergé comic books featuring Belgium's favourite reporter, fans should also prepare themselves for The Adventures of Tintin: The Game. Ubisoft has unveiled some game details from..

News: Winter Stars Brings More Winter Sports to Wii

Winter Stars Brings More Winter Sports to Wii

Deep Silver just chillin'

The top competitor in the winter sports division on the Wii may well be the Mario and Sonic Olympic Games, but publisher Deep Silver has plans to represent itself in the winter games, so to speak, with its upcoming motion-controlled sports title. Winter Stars is scheduled for a Q4 release this year, and features 11 winter disciplines: biathlon, freeride skiing, snowboard..

News: Wii and 3DS Hunted Down by Jaws: Ultimate Predator

Wii and 3DS Hunted Down by Jaws: Ultimate Predator

We've got a boat and the size is perfect

It's probably not surprising to see old franchises being resurrected on the 3DS, nor is it to see classic films getting the video game adaptation treatment, the latter of which is exactly what Majesco Entertainment has up its sleeve. The publisher has announced that a new game based on the 1975 Steven Spielberg film Jaws is in the works, due to be released..

Talking Point: Should Nintendo Try to Recapture 'Hardcore' Gamers?

Should Nintendo Try to Recapture 'Hardcore' Gamers?

What is hardcore anyway?

In recent weeks the internet has been overloaded with rumours about Nintendo’s next home console, the successor to the phenomenally successful Wii. The rumours followed the usual pattern; anonymous sources said it was coming, speculation raged, ideas about the console started to find a level of consistency, and finally...

News: How Retro Studios Achieved Backing from Nintendo

How Retro Studios Achieved Backing from Nintendo

Simple in theory, anything but in practice

Nintendo has a brand image that's as solid as a rock, so what does it take for an independant studio to get backing from the company and the opportunity to develop games based on its IPs for its consoles? Retro Studios president Michael Kelbaugh highlights a few qualities needed to do just that. During a Gamasutra interview, Kelbaugh spoke about how Retro..

News: TT Games: "Disney Universe Rips Us Off"

TT Games: "Disney Universe Rips Us Off"

LEGO boss not happy

TT Games, which includes the studio Traveller's Tales, is best known for its LEGO games, which all started in 2006 with LEGO Star Wars and went on to sell countless millions worldwide. The series has undoubtedly influenced plenty of modern games too, but it seems TT Games design director Jon Burton believes the newly-unveiled Disney Universe goes too far. On his Twitter account,..

News: Disney Universe to Blend Worlds on Wii This Fall

Disney Universe to Blend Worlds on Wii This Fall

Will your favourite characters make the cut?

Disney Interactive Studios has just announced their next release, Disney Universe, an action/adventure game headed to Wii as well as multiple other platforms this Fall. The fast-paced action/adventure title will feature over 40 classic and contemporary Disney and Pixar characters in costume form. One to...