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News: Mamma Mia! The Mario & Luigi Wii U Bundle Is Sold Out At Target And GameStop

Mamma Mia! The Mario & Luigi Wii U Bundle Is Sold Out At Target And GameStop

New set flies off shelves in lead up to the holiday season

With the recent influx of new Wii U bundles offering pack-in games such as The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Wii Party U, Just Dance 2014 and Skylanders SWAP Force, it’s clear Nintendo is offering a wide variety of options in order to entice potential customers this holiday season.

News: Packaged Physical Release of Wii Sports Club May Happen

Packaged Physical Release of Wii Sports Club May Happen

Might not be an exclusive digital offering

Nintendo is a smart cookie when it comes to milking franchises. Its products, services, and software regularly offer the perfect balance of new and old. The latest example of this is Wii Sports Club – a digital remake of the original Wii Sports in HD, with online play and Miiverse functionality joining...

News: Satoru Iwata Outlines Wii U Holiday Target Audience and Aim for a "Unique Approach"

Satoru Iwata Outlines Wii U Holiday Target Audience and Aim for a "Unique Approach"

"Imitating others is the kind of reasoning that Nintendo tries to avoid"

Last week Nintendo revealed its Q2 financial results, which delivered a narrow profit but showed a largely downward trend in performance, particularly as the Wii U endured a poor Summer. Nintendo has now released the official translation of the financial results Q & A...

Poll: Is Nintendo's Wii U Advertising and Marketing Doing Enough?

Is Nintendo's Wii U Advertising and Marketing Doing Enough?

It's safe to say the 3DS messaging is doing fine

It's a common refrain for critics of Nintendo to state that it doesn't do marketing well. Some may see adverts featuring celebrities or colourful trailers of smiling children and despair, as there's often a sense that in targeting families and young gamers with much of its advertising the company...

News: Super Mario 3D World Producer Says DLC is Unlikely To Happen

Super Mario 3D World Producer Says DLC is Unlikely To Happen

Title will be largely traditional

Nintendo has experimented with DLC on relatively few occasions, and it doesn’t look like its approach to modern-day gaming will be changing pace anytime soon. In mostly unsurprising news, Super Mario 3D World producer Yoshiaki Koizuma has revealed DLC for the upcoming Wii U title is unlikely to happen. Although...

Video: Nintendo Gets Literal in TV Commercial for Super Mario 3D World

Nintendo Gets Literal in TV Commercial for Super Mario 3D World

Cat outfit with over-sized paws + Wii Remote = many deaths

With Super Mario 3D World now less than a month away from release, it's surely time for Nintendo to crank up the hype machine. As a title aiming to incorporate a range of gamers, its unsurprising that Nintendo of America's recently released TV commercial focuses on the theme of playing the...

Review: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut (Wii U)

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut (Wii U)

Myths of the near future

Square-Enix's idea to bring Eidos Montreal’s swell Deus Ex: Human Revolution to the Wii U over two full years after the game first saw light of day on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC is a curious resurrection, perhaps, but given the quality of protagonist Adam Jensen’s cyberpunk caper the title deserves as big of an audience as it...

News: River City Ransom: Underground Dev Still Wants To Bring The Game To Nintendo Consoles

River City Ransom: Underground Dev Still Wants To Bring The Game To Nintendo Consoles

Smartphones, not so much

Conatus Creative's Kickstarter campaign for a new version of River City Ransom may have surpassed its original funding target, but it failed to meet the stretch goals which would secure a version for consoles — including the Wii U and 3DS. River City Ransom: Underground is only certain for PC, Mac and Linux at present,...

Review: Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Wii U)

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Wii U)

Back on the slopes and going nowhere fast

Unless you’re an enthusiast or currently living in Sochi (that’s in Russia, by the way), there’s a good chance you aren't aware that the Winter Olympics are almost upon us. Yes, it’s time for all your favourite winter sports to hit the screens again; sports such as skiing, skiing off a cliff,...

News: Super Mario Bros. 3 Is Leaping To The Wii U And 3DS Virtual Console Services Soon

Super Mario Bros. 3 Is Leaping To The Wii U And 3DS Virtual Console Services Soon

The best NES entry is getting a new lease of life

Not since the movie The Wizard has Super Mario Bros. 3 been played on this many screens. It appears the game often touted as the greatest Super Mario of them all will be headed to the Wii U Virtual Console, as Nintendo’s main website has listed Super Mario Bros. 3 for its flagship system. An...

Review: Just Dance Kids 2014 (Wii U)

Just Dance Kids 2014 (Wii U)

Get ready to wiggle

If you want to juice up a party then you can’t do much better than getting everyone on the dance floor, and the Just Dance series has been responsible for untold cut rugs for years now. But sometimes, when the age-appropriate drink for party-goers is juice, the grown-up songs and elaborate choreography of the mainline games...

News: Crowdfunding Campaign For Paradise Lost: First Contact Includes Wii U Stretch Goal

Crowdfunding Campaign For Paradise Lost: First Contact Includes Wii U Stretch Goal

Alien life-form is found

A Kickstarter campaign has crash landed for extraterrestrial stealth-puzzler title Paradise Lost: First Contact, currently seeking $70,000 to gain funding for development. A Wii U version could possibly be in the works if it meets its staggering stretch goal of $250,000 by 1st December. Set in a bio-engineering facility,...

News: Wii Karaoke U Doesn't Censor Explicit Lyrics

Wii Karaoke U Doesn't Censor Explicit Lyrics

Cover your eyes and ears, kiddies

This morning, we reported that Nintendo had disabled Swapnote's SpotPass functionality due to safety concerns. The Japanese giant is clearly mindful of its younger fans, but doesn't seem to have checked the kind of songs which are available through Wii Karaoke U. We've discovered that the Wii U title grants...

Video: Bet You Wish You Were Talented Enough To Build This Awesome Zelda Sandcastle

Bet You Wish You Were Talented Enough To Build This Awesome Zelda Sandcastle

A sandy work of art

The recent release of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD was pretty big deal for Nintendo, and the company celebrated the event in the most logical way possible: it commissioned some artists to construct a massive sandcastle based on one of the game's locations. You can watch the building of this amazing sculpture below, and...

Review: Super Castlevania IV (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Super Castlevania IV (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Fangs for the memories

The Castlevania series is enjoying something of a renaissance at the moment, thanks largely to MercurySteam's commercially successful Lords of Shadow sub-series. However, as many hardcore Castlevania fans will repeatedly tell you until they are blue in the face and you are deeply, deeply bored, the God of War-style gameplay...