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Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Steals The Show and Raises Expectations

The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Steals The Show and Raises Expectations

With Star Fox apparently progressing well, 2015 could be thrilling

During E3 this year Eiji Aonuma introduced The Legend of Zelda on Wii U, the long awaited main-series entry on Nintendo's latest home console. We were shown an art style that shared some similarities with Skyward Sword, but with a slightly more nuanced, cel-shaded and detailed...

News: Nintendo Wins Four At The Game Awards 2014, While Shovel Knight Scoops Best Indie Prize

Nintendo Wins Four At The Game Awards 2014, While Shovel Knight Scoops Best Indie Prize

A good night for the big N

The Game Awards may not boast the most innovative name, but the first ever ceremony for the new annual event went down relatively well in Las Vegas; our live blog was a happier place than during the VGX broadcast last year. It perhaps veered too far back to bland PR speech occasionally, but there were also a number of nice...

News: Nintendo Reveals New Wii U Footage and Details for The Legend of Zelda, Still Set for 2015

Nintendo Reveals New Wii U Footage and Details for The Legend of Zelda, Still Set for 2015

Various details revealed, and Star Fox confirmed for pre-Zelda release

During the Game Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, Nintendo was given a prime slot to showcase all-new footage of The Legend of Zelda on Wii U, with Eiji Aonuma and Shigeru Miyamoto discussing gameplay features and re-affirming that the title will arrive in 2015, with the new Star Fox...

News: New Mario Maker Footage Shows Off Multi-Generational Madness

New Mario Maker Footage Shows Off Multi-Generational Madness

Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World join the fun

The Game Awards 2014 opened on a positive note, with a brief video montage celebrating the legacy of our favourite hobby. Nintendo was very well-represented indeed, going on to open up the show with a closer look at upcoming Wii U title Mario Maker, introduced by Miyamoto-san himself.

Live: Watch The Game Awards 2014 From Las Vegas

Watch The Game Awards 2014 From Las Vegas

Nintendo games and exclusives vying for 11 awards

The time has arrived, when we find out whether the glitzy Game Awards 2014 will successfully lay the ghost of VGX 2013 to rest, or simply bring the horror back once again. We hope for the former, and Nintendo's an active partner also up for plenty of awards; join us live for the show#TheGameAwards

Video: Here's Another Awesome Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Japanese TV Commercial

Here's Another Awesome Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Japanese TV Commercial

Smashing

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has already been keeping gamers busy in the West, but it is all set to arrive in Japan on 6th December; the 3DS version sold in terrific numbers in the country, and Nintendo will hope to see that momentum shift to the home console entry. When the 3DS version was being marketed in Japan, meanwhile, it had some...

Rumour: Dubious Walmart Listing Suggests Supposed Paper Mario Title for Wii U

Dubious Walmart Listing Suggests Supposed Paper Mario Title for Wii U

Sounds like guff to us

Walmart recently listed the generically title 'Paper Mario (RPG) (Wii U)' on its website before quickly removing it, but not quickly enough, as one clever buck managed to snag a screenshot of the accidental upload. There's no box art or any details about the game, aside from an astronomical price tag that we can only hope is...

News: Wii U System Update 5.3.2 Promises Stability, With No Specific Mention of Recent Error Code Issues

Wii U System Update 5.3.2 Promises Stability, With No Specific Mention of Recent Error Code Issues

Live now

Earlier this week there was some concern as talk spread of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U causing a critical system error, a problem acknowledged by Nintendo though — crucially — the issue wasn't necessarily directly linked to the new release. Nevertheless, it's been a source of concern, with Nintendo stating that it would investigate the...

News: Shovel Knight Digs For Victory With 300,000 Copies Sold

Shovel Knight Digs For Victory With 300,000 Copies Sold

That's across all formats

Yacht Club Games has revealed that Shovel Knight has sold 300,000 copies since launch. The Kickstarter-funded faux-retro platformer is available on PC, Wii U and 3DS. Back in August, Yacht Club Games revealed sales figures for the game, with 180,000 units sold at that point. Its crowd-funding goal was set at $75,000, but...

News: Amazon UK Is Cancelling GameCube Adapter Orders Due To Lack Of Stock

Amazon UK Is Cancelling GameCube Adapter Orders Due To Lack Of Stock

"Our supplier has informed us that this item is no longer available"

Amazon UK is cancelling orders for the Wii U GameCube Adapter due to a reported lack of stock. We've had multiple reports of this happening to buyers in the UK, with our own Anthony Dickens receiving the exact same notification from the online retailer. The email reads as...

News: Sonic Boom is Doing Pretty Well!

Sonic Boom is Doing Pretty Well!

As a cartoon

So it's rather well known by now that Sonic Boom: The Rise of Lyric is largely busted (although we think its 3DS counterpart, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, fares better). Even so, there may still be a silver lining when the word "Boom" is associated with "Sonic": the cartoon series that ties with the games seems to be picking up an...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Admits That Super Smash Bros. for Wii U May Be His Last in the Series

Masahiro Sakurai Admits That Super Smash Bros. for Wii U May Be His Last in the Series

Expects the franchise to continue

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is one of the biggest releases of the year, while the 3DS version has also proven to be a critical and commercial success following its October release. Masahiro Sakurai, the driving-force of the series that oversees the projects down to the finest details, has often spoken of the great...

News: Wii U YouTube Application Receives An Update, But Try Not To Get Too Carried Away

Wii U YouTube Application Receives An Update, But Try Not To Get Too Carried Away

A few minuscule changes

An update for the Wii U’s nifty YouTube application has been issued. While the interface remains the same, a scrolling sound effect has now been added to enhance the browsing experience. The colour of the application's launch icon has also been changed to red. To receive the update, simply open the app from the Wii U HOME...

News: Nintendo Serves Up An Infographic For Its "The Time Is Now" Wii U Campaign

Nintendo Serves Up An Infographic For Its "The Time Is Now" Wii U Campaign

We all love a good infographic

Over the past couple of months Nintendo has stepped up its marketing for the Wii U, evidently aware that it needs to capitalise on major releases and amiibo to promote the system and boost its sales around the world. Each region has followed its own path, and in the UK the company has been pushing a hashtag campaign,...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and New 3DS Lead in Japan, With Wii U Sales Improving

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and New 3DS Lead in Japan, With Wii U Sales Improving

Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 enters charts at number three

As we rattle towards the festive season and retail sales spike, Nintendo is no doubt hoping for strong sales around the world to move towards its targets and overall profitability. While the peak season has arrived in the West — with Black Friday, for example — the biggest sales boosts in...