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Talking Point: Pokkén Tournament May Not Be a Wii U Saviour, But It Can Provide a Welcome Boost

Pokkén Tournament May Not Be a Wii U Saviour, But It Can Provide a Welcome Boost

Giving early 2016 a focal point

Ever since its announcement for the Japanese arcade scene Pokkén Tournament has been closely followed by Pokémon and fighting game fans. Unofficial efforts have often pitched 'mon against each other in crude efforts, but the flashy Bandai Namco-developed release caused quite an online buzz. Of course, its status...

Poll: Is Pokkén Tournament The Wii U Release You've Been Waiting For?

Is Pokkén Tournament The Wii U Release You've Been Waiting For?

Wish fulfilment

Just this week came an announcement that fulfilled a much cited demand from some Wii U owners - Pokkén Tournament is coming to Wii U. Its early 2016 arrival is both expected and a surprise, with plenty of logic in porting a major Japanese arcade release to a global console audience, but likewise there'd been a fear that Nintendo and...

Nintendo Life Weekly: New Patent Could Reveal NX Details, Pokkén Tournament on Wii U

New Patent Could Reveal NX Details, Pokkén Tournament on Wii U

Pinches of salt on standby

It's that time of the week again, and of course we've been struggling tirelessly to try and condense a whole week's worth of Nintendo news, reviews, and releases into one little video for your enjoyment. This week we're looking at the patent Nintendo has field that could suggest various features that may feature on the...

News: Next Euro Splatoon Splatfest Sadly Doesn't Feature Any Robots In Disguise

Next Euro Splatoon Splatfest Sadly Doesn't Feature Any Robots In Disguise

Til all aren't one

It has already been confirmed that the next North American Splatoon Splatfest event will ask players to pledge their allegiance to the heroic Autobots or Evil Decepticons, but sadly that offer isn't being extended to Europe. The Euro Splatfest occurring at the same time will instead ask Wii U owners if they prefer singing or...

News: Nintendo Is Bringing Splatoon And More To The UK's Biggest Live Gaming Events

Nintendo Is Bringing Splatoon And More To The UK's Biggest Live Gaming Events

Insomnia and Legends of Gaming Live get some N-Love

Nintendo UK has confirmed that it will be attending Insomnia 55 and Legends of Gaming Live 2015 this year, bringing with it a host of games and multiplayer activities. First up is Insomnia 55, which takes place between 28th and 31st August at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. The UK's biggest live gaming...

News: Ubisoft Announces Just Dance: Disney Party 2 Is Coming To The Wii U This Holiday Season

Ubisoft Announces Just Dance: Disney Party 2 Is Coming To The Wii U This Holiday Season

Also arriving on the Wii

Just days after Disney fans got a sneak peak of the game at the D23 Expo 2015, Ubisoft in collaboration with Disney Interactive have announced Just Dance: Disney Party 2 is in development for multiple home consoles including Nintendo’s Wii U and also past generation system, the Wii. The title will include a variety of...

Video: Get Dizzy on Splatoon's New Flounder Heights Map

Get Dizzy on Splatoon's New Flounder Heights Map

Social tench-ion

A week without more free Splatoon content is a week we'd rather not have. Thankfully the big squid in the sky has been kind yet again and graced us with a new map: Flounder Heights. This new map employs a unique variety of different levels, but without the sheer scale or linear vertical space of Moray Towers. It's certainly one...

Video: Super Mario Maker Contains Secret Fly Swatting Mini Game

Super Mario Maker Contains Secret Fly Swatting Mini Game

Mario Paint style

Not content with being what is arguably the ultimate 2D Mario experience, Super Mario Maker is also host to some neat little features burrowed away behind walls of code. One that caught our eye as we were playing was that shifting a block can sometimes reveal three flies from underneath it. Swatting these flies takes you away from...

News: Join Nintendo UK As They Play The First Hour Of Super Mario Maker On Twitch

Join Nintendo UK As They Play The First Hour Of Super Mario Maker On Twitch

5PM UK time today!

In our recent Super Mario Maker preview we said it "feels like a Nintendo game with no shortcuts or rushed compromises, and has evidently been a project carefully nurtured and prioritised. From the substantial functionality to the beautiful re-creation of 8- and 16-Bit Mario templates in HD, this really is shaping up to be the...

News: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Director's Cut Getting Physical Release In North America

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Director's Cut Getting Physical Release In North America

Cut-price release coming next month

It would appear that Wii U eShop platformer Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is getting an updated physical retail release in North America. Retailer Toys''R''Us has Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Director's Cut listed for a September 8th release, and is pricing it at $39.99. Extra content exclusive

News: There's Another New Map Coming To Splatoon

There's Another New Map Coming To Splatoon

Welcome to Flounder Heights

Nintendo has revealed that yet another new map is coming to its online shooter Splatoon. Flounder Heights appears to be set in a compact network of apartment blocks, with plenty of vertical surfaces to make things nice and tactical. It will be added to the regular map rotation tonight in North America and tomorrow...

News: Rodea The Sky Soldier Special Edition Now Available For Pre-Order On Nintendo UK Store

Rodea The Sky Soldier Special Edition Now Available For Pre-Order On Nintendo UK Store

Wii version included, huzzah!

Although recently being delayed, Rodea The Sky Soldier is now available to pre-order on Nintendo's UK Store for both the 3DS and the Wii U version, the latter of which comes bundled with a Wii copy of the game as well. https://twitter.com/NintendoUK/status/633991626713624576 Strangely the only version that's available...

News: It's Autobots vs Decepticons in the Upcoming Transformers Splatfest

It's Autobots vs Decepticons in the Upcoming Transformers Splatfest

Transform and squid out!

Nintendo's regions have had their ups and downs with Splatfest themes, with some being much better than others. Nintendo of America has a doozy on the way, though, tying in with Hasbro for a Transformers event. The 24-hour face-off in North America will be Autobots vs Decepticons, with each player receiving a cool t-shirt...

Video: Things Go Bump In The Night In This Lego Dimensions Scooby Doo Trailer

Things Go Bump In The Night In This Lego Dimensions Scooby Doo Trailer

ZOINKS

It's not long now before the launch of Lego Dimensions, and here we have an exclusive trailer for the Scooby Doo levels, as well as a close look at how this will play on the Wii U. While it's not right to have favourites, Scooby has to be up there with Back to the Future and Ghostbusters as a fan favourite brand. He's one of 14 franchises...