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Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets Up Endless Potential for the Franchise

Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets Up Endless Potential for the Franchise

A vehicle that could be vital in future

It's safe to say that Nintendo caught us off guard with its recent DLC announcement for Mario Kart 8, with these extras bringing new franchises into the MK world and, just as importantly, serving up a significant dose of content. Once both packs arrive the number of courses will have doubled, which is...

News: September Update for Hyrule Warriors Adds New Challenge Mode, Retro Sword, and BGM Settings

September Update for Hyrule Warriors Adds New Challenge Mode, Retro Sword, and BGM Settings

A few bug fixes thrown in for good measure

While the western world is still waiting on the release of Hyrule Warriors, it appears Nintendo and Tecmo Koei already have many of the future updates for the Wii U title well and truly laid out. Due out on the 1st of September in Japan, the incoming update adds a new challange mode, a new weapon, BGM...

News: The Last of Us Fails to Overtake Yokai Watch 2, 3DS and Wii U Sales Fall

The Last of Us Fails to Overtake Yokai Watch 2, 3DS and Wii U Sales Fall

Down but not out

Yokai Watch 2 has continued to obliterate the competition in terms of sales this week in Japan, and the remastered release of The Last of Us for PS4 makes less than half the sales of the 3DS title that has taken the country by storm. Sony's has a fairly strong week overall, taking all but the very highest of the top five slots with...

News: Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features Zelda, F-Zero And Animal Crossing

Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features Zelda, F-Zero And Animal Crossing

DLC packs promise new characters, courses and karts

Update: Nintendo of America has now issued a press release confirming the details outlined below. It provides the exact same detail, while also confirming US prices of $7.99 for each individual pack or $11.99 for the double pack. Original Article: A listing on Nintendo's UK online store has...

News: That Shocking Pokémon Announcement Was Arcade Fighter Pokkén Tournament

That Shocking Pokémon Announcement Was Arcade Fighter Pokkén Tournament

Pokémon brawler by Bandai Namco, no Wii U version planned yet

Remember that "shocking" Pokémon announcement that was teased a while back? It's just been announced on NicoNico that the game in question is Pokkén Tournament, a fighting title co-developed by Bandai Namco which apparently uses the Tekken game engine. Tekken producer Katsuhiro...

News: Amazon Pre-order Bonus Will Light Up Your Sonic Boom Characters

Amazon Pre-order Bonus Will Light Up Your Sonic Boom Characters

Shine little glow-hog, glimmer, glimmer

UPDATE: This pre-order bonus only seems to apply to the US Amazon shop for now. We will update again if this changes. Step right up, my long-faced friend. Why, I know exactly what you're thinking: "My hedgehog! It spins, speeds, dives, dashes, slices, races, and saves the world but oh, woe is me why doesn't...

News: Meta Knight and Pac-Man's Full Move Set and Custom Moves Discovered in Famitsu Magazine

Meta Knight and Pac-Man's Full Move Set and Custom Moves Discovered in Famitsu Magazine

Wakka this way

Famitsu Magazine has detailed the move sets for Pac-Man and Meta Knight in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS as well as the variants that can be used for offline matches and matches with friends. So without further ado, here's what the Japanese publication has taught us. Starting with Pac-Man, his neutral...

News: Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario Kart 8's Mercedes-Benz DLC

Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario Kart 8's Mercedes-Benz DLC

"Kinda breaks the magic"

In these days of rapid fire communication via social media, it's not uncommon for somebody to hastily post something to the world and get themselves into trouble. More often than not these gaffs are made by individuals, not those working on social media teams for multinational video game publishers such as Ubisoft. At 12:17...

Play & Win: Mario Kart 8 Championship - Heat 2 - Launches on Sunday 24th August

Mario Kart 8 Championship - Heat 2 - Launches on Sunday 24th August

Another chance for glory

As we hope you're aware, we've teamed up with the Official Nintendo UK Store to run the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in the UK, looking for the country's fastest racer who'll receive some fantastic prizes. This Championship has multiple online Heats, with the top three in each of those Tournaments then progressing to the...

News: Nintendo Aims Big at PAX Prime With Super Smash Bros., Hyrule Warriors and More

Nintendo Aims Big at PAX Prime With Super Smash Bros., Hyrule Warriors and More

Special events planned around Seattle

PAX Prime, the latest major expo event planned in the US, is coming up and will run from 29th August to 1st September at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Nintendo of America will be in attendance as normal, and has announced its plans for the show. To start off with the games, the following...

News: Activision Confirms That Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is Skipping Wii U

Activision Confirms That Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is Skipping Wii U

Hardly surprising

The Call of Duty franchise has had a mixed history on Nintendo hardware, on occasion skipping the Wii but, most recently, seeing entries arrive on the last-gen system before moving onto the Wii U. Often the Nintendo versions have been announced late in the day, yet that's not happening with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, as...