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News: Splatoon's Iwata Asks Interview Considers Its Origins of Tofu, Rabbits and More

Splatoon's Iwata Asks Interview Considers Its Origins of Tofu, Rabbits and More

Iwata: "Well, I guess ink-an't be helped. (laughs)"

Splatoon isn't far away, arriving on 29th May on the Wii U, bringing its own blend of chaotic and colourful shooting. It's also a new IP, which is rare enough from Nintendo to be something worth mentioning, and there's certainly hype around the exclusive. Nintendo has now published a new Iwata...

News: Nintendo is Discontinuing the Basic 8GB Wii U in Japan, Standalone White 32GB Unit Taking Its Place

Nintendo is Discontinuing the Basic 8GB Wii U in Japan, Standalone White 32GB Unit Taking Its Place

Could the white Premium / Deluxe system finally make it to the West?

The poor old white 8GB Wii U, shunned by the majority of those buying Nintendo's system and victim to fire sales and obscurity. The issue wasn't, we suspect, the colour, but more the fact that it was a HD console with just 8GB of internal storage memory; 32GB doesn't actually get...

News: Art Academy: Atelier Sketched In For 26th June Release in Europe, Includes YouTube Upload Feature

Art Academy: Atelier Sketched In For 26th June Release in Europe, Includes YouTube Upload Feature

The full Wii U version is finally coming

While completing work on the full version for Wii U, Nintendo released Art Academy: SketchPad in August 2013 to tide over creative gamers for a short spell. The full Art Academy then missed its 2014 release target, prompting some concerns it had been sidelined; those worries can now be laid to rest with the...

News: Icy Wind Games Set To Release Action-Adventure Title "Heroes, Help!" On Wii U In Q1 2016

Icy Wind Games Set To Release Action-Adventure Title "Heroes, Help!" On Wii U In Q1 2016

Brought to you by an indie studio based in Sweden

The new two-man Stockholm-based indie studio, Icy Wind Games, is set to release its upcoming action-adventure Wii U title – Heroes, Help! – in Q1 2016. The top down title featuring 4-player local co-op involves travelling through a wide range of environments and fighting large amounts of enemies...

Video: Christopher Lloyd Revives Doc Brown Role in New LEGO Dimensions Trailer

Christopher Lloyd Revives Doc Brown Role in New LEGO Dimensions Trailer

Back to the Future, or the Past, the Future Past?

So, LEGO Dimensions, this is a game that know what it's got and isn't afraid to flaunt it. Aiming to sell LEGO toys and a new game to adults with disposable income? Simple, get Christopher Lloyd to revive his legendary Doc Brown role - and we mean legendary - for a commercial. Check and mate. The...

News: Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Fails to Chart in Week of Poor Sales in Japan

Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Fails to Chart in Week of Poor Sales in Japan

Xenoblade Chronicles X clears 100,000 sales

In recent weeks there have been some decent game and hardware sales in Japan, so a tumble was always on the agenda. Even with that in mind, it's nevertheless been a rather lousy week of sales for Japanese retailers according to the latest Media Create results. Kicking off with the software charts, Final...

News: Here's Your Next Helping Of Guitar Hero Live Tracks

Here's Your Next Helping Of Guitar Hero Live Tracks

A mix of old and new

Activision has released the next set of songs for its forthcoming music title, Guitar Hero Live. This week's helping includes shock rock outfit Marilyn Manson, newcomers Royal Blood and veteran outfit the Deftones. Here's this week's list: Royal Blood "Little Monster" Marilyn Manson "Disposable Teens" Killswitch Engage "In...

News: Ronimo Games Explains Pricing for Swords & Soldiers II

Ronimo Games Explains Pricing for Swords & Soldiers II

"There should be room for bigger, better and higher quality indie games"

Arriving this week, Swords & Soldiers II will be another Wii U eShop exclusive, following up on the popular WiiWare original which - eventually - also found its way to multiple platforms. This time around more is made of the Wii U's options with the GamePad, however, and as...

News: Nintendo Wins Patent Battle Over Wii Balance Board

Nintendo Wins Patent Battle Over Wii Balance Board

Its legal body was ready

Nintendo struck gold with the Wii, combining inexpensive technology with a motion controlled gaming hook that tens of millions of gamers found irresistible. That use of technology and the ludicrous profits it made naturally got the attention of other companies, however, with the home console and its accessories fighting a...

Feature: A Nintendo Fan's Guide to E3 2015

A Nintendo Fan's Guide to E3 2015

Plenty to see

The madness is on the way, with Los Angeles all set to host hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees for E3 2015. While technically an expo like any other, it has become far more than that for game companies and their fans. It's a major centrepiece of any gaming year, and an opportunity for major publishers and developers to...

News: ​Don't Starve: Giant Edition Arrives on the North American Wii U eShop on 28th May

​Don't Starve: Giant Edition Arrives on the North American Wii U eShop on 28th May

Sate your hunger

It appears that 28th May will be a rather exciting day for Nintendo gamers. As you may have been aware, 28th May is the eve of Splatoon's launch; no doubt thousands of gamers will be keeping a few cans of energy drinks on hand as they get started on the game as soon as it launches at midnight. However, earlier in the day, the eShop...

News: Splatoon Hype Brings Squirt Guns and Manga

Splatoon Hype Brings Squirt Guns and Manga

You brought the pizza, right?

Excitement for Splatoon is building like it's your upcoming 8th birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese's all over again, and some recent tie-ins are only adding to that sense of fun. Interested parties who haven't pre-ordered yet might want to consider heading to Target for their squid-based needs, if possible. An allegedly...

Video: We Tackle The Dual-Stick vs. Motion Controls Splatoon Debate

We Tackle The Dual-Stick vs. Motion Controls Splatoon Debate

Twin-stick it to the man

One of the more divisive aspects of Nintendo's upcoming ink-em-up Splatoon is the integration of motion controls into the core gameplay. Considering shooters have been comfortable with simply using two analogue sticks simultaneously to move and aim this addition initially seemed a little gimmicky and unnecessary to many...

News: Nintendo Hoping That Splatoon Will Tempt Lapsed Fans To Splash Out On A Wii U

Nintendo Hoping That Splatoon Will Tempt Lapsed Fans To Splash Out On A Wii U

"We’re using this opportunity to talk to lapsed Nintendo fans, too"

Splatoon is coming later this month, and judging from the rapturous reception the Global Testfire has received, there are plenty of Nintendo fans positively gagging to get their hands on the final game. However, according to Nintendo UK marketing manager Chandra Nair, there are...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Modest Sales Targets Keep Wii U and 3DS Expectations Under Control

Nintendo's Modest Sales Targets Keep Wii U and 3DS Expectations Under Control

E3 surprises are still a solid bet, however

In consecutive years Nintendo predicted a return to good times, struggled to deliver and reported financial losses; with that in mind the recent annual results were a major positive. Nintendo reported a decent profit and showed enough positive intent that shareholders were happy, with the company's value...

Weirdness: Nintendo of America's Splatoon Mess Fest Sits in the 'Bizarre' Category

Nintendo of America's Splatoon Mess Fest Sits in the 'Bizarre' Category

It was messy

At the end of April Nintendo of America announced its Splatoon Mess Fest, a live event at Santa Monica Pier - California - to promote the upcoming Wii U shooter. It was standard PR event fair, pulling in celebrities and the public to have some messy fun on a goo-filled assault course. Celebrities included Disney's Joey Bragg and James...