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News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pre-Purchase and Pre-Load Now Available on the eShop

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pre-Purchase and Pre-Load Now Available on the eShop

17.2GB in space required, will allow immediate launch day play

Not long ago Nintendo announced that it was introducing a pre-download service to the Wii U eShop that'll kick off with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U; it'll eventually be utilised more and on 3DS in 2015. The exciting news is that details have been confirmed, meaning that fans of...

Video: Nintendo's Wii U Holiday Commercial Keeps It In The Family

Nintendo's Wii U Holiday Commercial Keeps It In The Family

Racing off with Mario Kart 8

In 2013 Nintendo of America's main Wii U Holiday commercials revolved around 'The Pitch', as kids tried to convince their parents that a Wii U was the way forward for family entertainment. The first 2014 Wii U Holiday commercial in the region also, unsurprisingly, opts for families as its pitch, albeit with a different...

News: Free Sonic Boom 3DS Theme Now Available For Download In North America

Free Sonic Boom 3DS Theme Now Available For Download In North America

Speed demon

There's still no sign of our review copies of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, but we can at least take some solace in the fact that there's a free 3DS theme available for download right now. We've confirmed that the theme is on offer in North America and Canada, but it's not currently available on either the...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Dominate in Japan as New Nintendo 3DS Leads Hardware Sales

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Dominate in Japan as New Nintendo 3DS Leads Hardware Sales

Wii U awaits new releases, still

It's Media Create charts time for Japan, once again, and this week brings more steady reassurance for Nintendo in the portable space, if not necessarily for Wii U. This is also a relatively quiet spell ahead of the Holiday season in Japan, so familiar names continue to make their presence felt. At the top, still, is...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Says Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pre-Orders Are At Record Levels

Reggie Fils-Aime Says Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pre-Orders Are At Record Levels

Talks up Holiday prospects and tackles smartphone questions

We're now very close to the peak shopping season for 2014, and Nintendo will be throwing out major releases in a bid to secure major sales success for both Wii U and 3DS. For the Wii U much rides on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and the amiibo range, while on 3DS the main focus will be...

News: Table Top Racing: World Tour Dev Isn't Sure About Bringing The Game To Wii U Because Of Mario Kart 8

Table Top Racing: World Tour Dev Isn't Sure About Bringing The Game To Wii U Because Of Mario Kart 8

Micro Machines-style racer is hitting consoles first this time around

Former Psygnosis staffer and Wipeout developer Nick Burcombe plies his trade at Playrise Digital these days, and has overseen the release of the successful Table Top Racing on smartphones and tablets. He and his studio are now hard at work on the sequel — Table Top Racing: World...

News: Rodea the Sky Soldier Now Flying Into a Spring 2015 Release in Japan, for Wii U and 3DS

Rodea the Sky Soldier Now Flying Into a Spring 2015 Release in Japan, for Wii U and 3DS

Wii version dropped, unsurprisingly

Rodea the Sky Soldier has had a troubled history. When originally announced for Wii and 3DS this flying action title certainly caught the eye, with the development team at Prope being led by the highly regarded Yuji Naka, one of the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog. It then seemed to enter the publishing void,...

News: Shulk amiibo Listed as GameStop Exclusive in the US

Shulk amiibo Listed as GameStop Exclusive in the US

Hopefully won't sell for $90 used

Nintendo today revealed 11 new amiibo figures heading to stores in early 2015; in Europe six are listed for 23rd January and another five for 20th February, while in North America they've simply been given a 'February' window so far. In the latter region it's been suggested that some of these newer figures would...

Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key Questions Remain

The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key Questions Remain

Its ambition is both a strength and a curse

Back in August we outlined amiibo pros and cons, mainly within the context that Nintendo had revealed little about the figures over the course of the summer months. Many questions have since been answered in terms of how the figures will be used in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, in addition to their minor...

News: Target and Best Buy Weigh in With Nintendo Black Friday Deals, Including Super Smash Bros. Promotions

Target and Best Buy Weigh in With Nintendo Black Friday Deals, Including Super Smash Bros. Promotions

A Wii U + 4 first-party games for $359.97, 15% off eShop cards

With each passing year the build up and buzz around Black Friday — the crazy shopping day to trump all others — increases; as a result stores are more keen than ever to outline and preview what they'll have on offer. Even though the official day is 28th November, we're already...

News: Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data Limitations

Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data Limitations

Not as simple as with Skylanders

It seems to be amiibo day, with a Wii U system update adding a settings menu for the figures and a range of 11 more toys confirmed for 2015; those are positives, though details on how to use the figures on the official website in Japan indicate some limitations to the figures. Though it's been comm

News: Target and Best Buy Nintendo Deals Live Now, Kohl's Black Friday 3DS XL Bundle at $149.99

Target and Best Buy Nintendo Deals Live Now, Kohl's Black Friday 3DS XL Bundle at $149.99

Buy two with a third game free, or 3DS titles at half price

Last week we shared some Black Friday deals on 2DS and 3DS hardware, the first of what'll be many discounts and deals on offer when the year's biggest shopping day arrives on 28th November in North America — and elsewhere in the world, we suspect. That's still to come, though some...

News: Nintendo Teams Up With Loot Crate To Deliver amiibo Subscription Service

Nintendo Teams Up With Loot Crate To Deliver amiibo Subscription Service

Donkey Kong will be knocking at your door soon

Popular online service Loot Crate has been delivering monthly boxes of geeky goodies for quite some time now, mailing a differently themed package straight to front doors on a subscription basis. While these collectibles are often gaming-related as is, Nintendo's recent partnership with the site aims to...

Video: Check Out All 51 Final Smashes Featured In Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

Check Out All 51 Final Smashes Featured In Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

Is anything still sacred?

The release of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS in October has been a good indication of what to expect from the home console counterpart when it is finally released this November. Adding to this previously acquired knowledge was the recent Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 50-fact extravaganza. Now, it appears there really is nothing...

News: 10-Year-Old Gamer Thrashes the Competition at Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Event

10-Year-Old Gamer Thrashes the Competition at Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Event

It could be clever marketing, mind you

Update: As the tagline and latter half of this post suggested, there's always a possibility that footage and events like these are 'staged' for publicity. Now we've been directed by a few to a Reddit thread that highlights an apparent GameStop casting call looking for actors with "some skill" in Smash Bros. to...