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News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Use Downloadable Data Packs To Expedite Loading Times

Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Use Downloadable Data Packs To Expedite Loading Times

Only for the disc-based version, naturally

The disc-based version of Xenoblade Chronicles X will use free downloadable "data packs" to cut down loading times, it has been revealed. Developer Monolith Software is recommending that players download all of the packs, but if hard drive space is limited there is the option to pick and choose which ones...

Feature: The Final Xenoblade Chronicles X Presentation - Dolls and Online Features

The Final Xenoblade Chronicles X Presentation - Dolls and Online Features

Info on how mech suits will work in the game, along with online mechanics

Well, there you have it. With this latest Japanese Xenoblade Chronicles X presentation, Nintendo and developer Monolith Soft have spilled all the beans they're willing to spill before the game releases in Japan on 29th April. In the past we've seen the planet of Mira detailed,...

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

Watch Nintendo and Monolith Soft's Presentation of Xenoblade Chronicles X Online and Dolls / Mechs - Live!

Time for the nitty-gritty

Xenoblade Chronicles X is just weeks away in Japan, so Nintendo and Monolith Soft have prepared another live broadcast to build excitement. This may just be the best yet, as it'll focus on Mech (Dolls) and online aspects - we'll be translating and blogging as it happens. #XenobladeX

News: Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Down Wii U Ahead Of Nintendo NX Launch

Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Down Wii U Ahead Of Nintendo NX Launch

"The Wii U is on the wrong side of the bell curve"

It goes without saying that the Wii U hasn't been the success Nintendo had hoped for, with just under 10 million total hardware sales since launch - that's around half the amount of systems that Sony has shifted, and the PS4 is a year younger than Nintendo's machine. With the recent announcement of...

News: Clear Display Cases Show Off amiibo in Style

Clear Display Cases Show Off amiibo in Style

Trophy collection

All Amiibo collectors looking for a good way to store their trophies are in luck. Play Asia has posted a listing for an amiibo Clear Case. The HORI created case is comprised of a shallow stand, deep enough to fit the Amiibo disk, and a clear, square covering case to show off the various fighters in style. The case is available in...

News: Nintendo Australia Will Restock Official GameCube Controller Adapter For Wii U At Select Retailers

Nintendo Australia Will Restock Official GameCube Controller Adapter For Wii U At Select Retailers

Good news for Smash fans down under

Earlier this year, Nintendo replenished select stores across both Australia and New Zealand with fresh but limited quantities of amiibo stock. Following this move, Nintendo Australia has now revealed the in demand official GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U will soon be available again at select retailers for...

Reaction: LEGO Dimensions Could be a Sales Phenomenon, and Nintendo Must Push It For Wii U

LEGO Dimensions Could be a Sales Phenomenon, and Nintendo Must Push It For Wii U

Can Nintendo seize LEGO dominance to replicate the Wii era of Just Dance?

Long rumoured, today finally brought official news on LEGO Dimensions, the toys-to-life project - the good news for Nintendo fans is that the late September release is confirmed for the Wii U. Admittedly LEGO games always do come to the Wii U, but in these tricky times it's...

News: Lego Dimensions Will Feature Lord Of The Rings, Batman, Back To The Future And Much More Besides

Lego Dimensions Will Feature Lord Of The Rings, Batman, Back To The Future And Much More Besides

Wii U release confirmed

Lego Dimensions - Lego's much-rumoured Toys To Life concept - has finally been officially revealed. Set in a world where an evil force has created rifts between the various Lego worlds, the title effectively allows developer TT Games free reign to pick and choose from Lego's vast selection of licenses, and pull them all...

News: Former Rare Devs Playtonic Want Donkey Kong Country Villain K. Rool In Super Smash Bros.

Former Rare Devs Playtonic Want Donkey Kong Country Villain K. Rool In Super Smash Bros.

"Let's get another of our artists' beautiful children into the fight"

Nintendo has opened up voting to see which characters its fans want to see in Super Smash Bros., and this has predictably led to some rather outlandish recommendations. UK studio Playtonic - made up of former Rare developers - has thrown its hat into the ring by suggesting fans...

Gallery: Fresh Xenoblade Chronicles X Footage, Screens and Concept Art Arrive

Fresh Xenoblade Chronicles X Footage, Screens and Concept Art Arrive

Arts! Screens! Mechs!

Xenoblade Chronicles X arrives very soon in Japan, at the end of April, so there's a continued increase in hype and anticipation for Monolith Soft's RPG. The official website, for its part, continues to post regular updates to show a little more of what this huge adventure will have to offer. A range of new updates have been...

News: A Splash of New Details Emerge on Splatoon's Development and Inspiration

A Splash of New Details Emerge on Splatoon's Development and Inspiration

Colour us excited

We're on the home stretch now to the release of Splatoon, which was confirmed to be out on 29th May on the last Nintendo Direct. The colorful third person shooter has drawn plenty of attention in the industry and Reggie Fils-Aime even went so far as to say that this will do for shooters what Mario Kart did for racing. Quite a bold...

Video: This 200cc Mario Kart 8 Comparison Footage Shows Insane Speed Through Piranha Plant Pipeway

This 200cc Mario Kart 8 Comparison Footage Shows Insane Speed Through Piranha Plant Pipeway

The power of flight

Mario Kart 8 will have a load of new content soon, with the 200cc racing class arriving as a free update for all players. We've already seen footage showing just how much it'll shake up the way we race, with the speed on offer seemingly more that the 50cc boost suggested by the name. Comparisons with 150cc laps are certainly...

Feature: A Day in The Future Life of a Nintendo Gamer

A Day in The Future Life of a Nintendo Gamer

When smartphones and new systems take over our days

Imagine this. When you check your phone in the morning, the Nintendo app is marked with a red dot. After you check your text messages and Facebook notifications, you click the big red "N" and get to work. Inside the app, your notifications let you know you have some extra lives for the Animal...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Takes Third Place in Japanese Charts, Lifts New Nintendo 3DS Sales 

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Takes Third Place in Japanese Charts, Lifts New Nintendo 3DS Sales 

Unsurprisingly sells less at launch than Wii original

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D launched in Japan last week, giving a welcome new release on Nintendo hardware in the company's homeland. It performed reasonably well, if not brilliantly, and helped the New Nintendo 3DS LL to climb back up to second in the hardware charts. The software top 20 has the...

News: Wii U Shooter Splatoon Makes EDGE Magazine's Cover

Wii U Shooter Splatoon Makes EDGE Magazine's Cover

Hype is building

Splatoon is arguably one of the Wii U's biggest games of 2015 - if not its biggest, now that Zelda has slipped to next year. It's something of a departure for Nintendo, a company which has traditionally resisted the video game industry's current focus on first and third-person shooting titles. However, Splatoon has found a very...

News: Empty Slots on Super Smash Bros. Site Suggests More Upcoming DLC Characters

Empty Slots on Super Smash Bros. Site Suggests More Upcoming DLC Characters

They're toying with us!

One of the biggest pieces of news from last week's Nintendo Direct was the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot - an online form on the official Super Smash Bros. website that allows fans to pitch their dream characters as upcoming DLC for the game. Of course, this has sparked much interest, with players voting for both realistic - and...

Weirdness: Super Meat Boy Is Calling For Your Votes In The Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot

Super Meat Boy Is Calling For Your Votes In The Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot

The steaks have never been higher

There’s already been some encouragement to nominate the likes of Banjo-Kazooie and Shovel Knight in Nintendo’s Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot, and now in a growing trend, there is yet another iconic character calling for players’ precious votes. Team Meat is asking fans of Super Smash B