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News: Spin the Bottle And Knytt Underground Going Half Price This Week

Spin the Bottle And Knytt Underground Going Half Price This Week

Makes the wait for Affordable Space Adventures a little easier

Affordable Space Adventures is coming soon to the Wii U eShop, and to celebrate the impending release KnapNok and Nifflas have slashed 50 percent off the price of Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party and Knytt Underground. Both titles will retail for €3.99 / £3.99 / $5.99 until February...

Video: Defy Gravity With These Sonic Lost World Glitches

Defy Gravity With These Sonic Lost World Glitches

Forever falling

While life's a little tough for Sonic fans at the moment - including this writer - it's worth remembering that this generation of Nintendo hardware has (arguably) delivered a decent game with the blue blur. We're referring, of course, to Wii U exclusive Sonic Lost World - there's also a 3DS game that isn't as good - which has some...

News: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Appears to Have a Miiverse Achievement System That Was Scrapped

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Appears to Have a Miiverse Achievement System That Was Scrapped

"Whoa! You've used Cranky's Cane Jump 10,000 times! Hop to it, gramps!"

If you like to follow fellow Nintendo gamers on Miiverse your options for tracking their gaming habits are nevertheless relatively limited; you're reliant on others actively bothering to post in game communities, in most cases. Exceptions to this rule include Hyrule Warriors -...

News: GBA Classics Sonic Advance And Mega Man & Bass Arrive On The Japanese Wii U eShop Next Week

GBA Classics Sonic Advance And Mega Man & Bass Arrive On The Japanese Wii U eShop Next Week

Two welcomed additions

SEGA and Capcom continue their strong support for Nintendo’s digital eShop platform next week, with the simultaneous release of Sonic Advance and Mega Man & Bass on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console. Priced at 702 yen each, the 2001 and 2002 Game Boy Advance titles will be unleashed on 18th February. Sonic Advance is...

News: Devil's Third Director Tomonobu Itagaki Believes That Wii U Title Fatal Frame V Will Make It To The West

Devil's Third Director Tomonobu Itagaki Believes That Wii U Title Fatal Frame V Will Make It To The West

Say cheese!

The Fatal Frame series is well known for its usage of situational and atmospheric terror; walking through haunted ruins crawling with aggressive ghosts while armed with nothing but a camera and flashlight makes for quite a riveting experience. If a ghost is to attack, what are you expected to do? Look directly at the ghost, point the...

Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Network and Wii U Could Point the Way for Future Hardware

The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Network and Wii U Could Point the Way for Future Hardware

The portable and home console gap slowly closes

The New Nintendo 3DS arrives this week, which is exciting news for eager portable games for a number of reasons. It's very much 3DS version 1.5, so the upgrade is down to the accumulation of a variety of relatively small improvements as opposed to a generational leap. It's standard Nintendo practice...

Talking Point: Limitations on Stock and Advertising Are a Price to Pay for Nintendo's Return to Profits

Limitations on Stock and Advertising Are a Price to Pay for Nintendo's Return to Profits

Less sales yet increased profits highlight extensive streamlining

Nintendo's got a lot of tough balancing to do right now with its finances - not only does it have its annual research and development costs, but it's also moving into the health field with Quality of Life and is about to complete the worldwide roll-out of new hardware with the New...

Gallery: Splatoon Development Updates Show Off Perks, Weapons and Quirky Shop Clerks

Splatoon Development Updates Show Off Perks, Weapons and Quirky Shop Clerks

The ink missile certainly looks deadly

Arriving in May, Splatoon is certainly set to be a vital release for the Wii U before the summer season - Nintendo doesn't release many third-person shooters with a territorial twist. Its brand of chaotic but fun online multiplayer - with local and single player also included - will also try to make the most of...

News: Nintendo Picks Up Three Gongs at the D.I.C.E. Awards

Nintendo Picks Up Three Gongs at the D.I.C.E. Awards

A double for Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo's excellent releases in 2014 earned it - and partners releasing exclusives such as Bayonetta 2 - a host of notable nominations and awards. The big N's representation at the recent D.I.C.E. awards was certainly less prominent than in some other major ceremonies of the past few months, with no nominations in key...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X eShop Page Points to Online Co-Op and Interactions, Also Confirms Hefty File Size

Xenoblade Chronicles X eShop Page Points to Online Co-Op and Interactions, Also Confirms Hefty File Size

It's a beast

Nintendo has, today, broadcast a rather enjoyable online presentation for Xenoblade Chronicles X that focused on the game's world and some key features; you can read our summary and watch the full thing here. As part of the festivities the company also put the game up on the Japanese Wii U eShop for pre-purchase / pre-download - as a...

Feature: A Summary of the Xenoblade Chronicles X Presentation and What We Learned About Its World

A Summary of the Xenoblade Chronicles X Presentation and What We Learned About Its World

Details on planet Mira, New LA, GamePad usage, plus the full video

To date details around Xenoblade Chronicles X have arrived in snippets, mainly through tweets and interview quotes; up until today Nintendo and developer Monolith Soft have adopted a rather coy approach when releasing information about the game. The last couple of weeks have...

News: This Xenoblade Chronicles X Hardware Bundle for Japan is Rather Lovely

This Xenoblade Chronicles X Hardware Bundle for Japan is Rather Lovely

Dual-sided sleeve! Art Book! Map! More!

Nintendo has streamed a live presentation of Xenoblade Chronicles X, which brought 24 minutes of footage that showed off the game's world. It also announced some practical details ahead of the Japanese release on 29th April, such as the availability of pre-purchase downloads on the eShop to speed up launch day...

Live: Watch Nintendo and Monolith Soft's Presentation of Xenoblade Chronicles X - Live!

Watch Nintendo and Monolith Soft's Presentation of Xenoblade Chronicles X - Live!

Live coverage and a translated summary on the way

Xenoblade Chronicles X is one of the biggest Wii U releases of the year, in terms of anticipation levels and on a very literal level - this title's world will apparently be five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii. This presentation will focus on this world and show us much of what...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X to Feature an Enemy Encyclopedia of 3D Models

Xenoblade Chronicles X to Feature an Enemy Encyclopedia of 3D Models

So, a Xenoblade Pokédex?

One of the greatest aspects of the gargantuan world of Xenoblade Chronicles was the fantastic beasts that populated it. Many of them like the creatures you might find in a game like Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, one couldn't help but marvel at their creative design and frightening power. Who could forget that first run through...

News: New Miiverse Update Adds Comment Previews and User Matching

New Miiverse Update Adds Comment Previews and User Matching

Finding new ways to connect gamers

Miiverse is a constantly evolving social platform and, every once in a while, Nintendo will push out a new update to enhance the user experience. Everything from extending the number of characters allowed on a single post to easier ways of tracking and finding other users, the fun little diversion has come a long...

News: Nintendo Fan Creates a Mewtwo 'amiibo' That Works With Pokémon Rumble U, Bids Pass $250

Nintendo Fan Creates a Mewtwo 'amiibo' That Works With Pokémon Rumble U, Bids Pass $250

Puzzling, to say the least

Mewtwo is one of the Pokémon series' most popular legendaries. A powerful psychic type with an interesting and rather tragic background, fans have come to revere the Genetic Pokemon. While Mewtwo was popular enough back in the early 2000's to earn itself a coveted slot on the roster of Super Smash Bros. Melee, it was...