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Gallery: Art Academy Masters Produce Award-Winning Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Drawings

Art Academy Masters Produce Award-Winning Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Drawings

Some lovely work

An enduring legacy of the DS, 3DS and Wii U in future may well be the use of their resistive touch screens for impressive drawing apps. The Art Academy franchise is front and centre in this respect, giving gamers the tools to express themselves through art or to take tentative first steps in learning how. It's a refreshingly...

News: Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A "Respectable" Install Base In The UK

Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A "Respectable" Install Base In The UK

"It's a good news story"

The Wii U might not be posting the kind of sales figures that it forerunner did, but 2014 may well go down as the year that ignited the console's commercial resurgence. Whilst Sony grabbed headlines for the PS4's escalating sales and Microsoft played it aggressive, Nintendo, focused on what it does best: creating and...

News: Koei Tecmo Releases Awesome Hyrule Warriors Wallpapers to Celebrate One Million Units Shipped

Koei Tecmo Releases Awesome Hyrule Warriors Wallpapers to Celebrate One Million Units Shipped

So pretty...

Hyrule Warriors raised plenty of eyebrows when it was announced in December 2013, blending the hack and slash action of the Warriors franchise with one of Nintendo's most treasured IPs. Koei Tecmo did a rather good job, earning some critical acclaim as the release was also generally well-received by fans. It's evidently performed...

Weirdness: Super Smash Bros. Fans Raise the Stakes With 'Falcon Potato' Minigame

Super Smash Bros. Fans Raise the Stakes With 'Falcon Potato' Minigame

A Falcon Punch for the loser

Last year we shared videos of some fun minigames that fans of Super Smash Bros. were creating with the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS releases. On the home console version we showed you Smashketball, which utilises the stage builder to establish boundaries of cannons and lave - if you hit an opponent into the right barrel...

News: ​Star Wars Landspeeder Breaks Cover In Disney Infinity 2.0

​Star Wars Landspeeder Breaks Cover In Disney Infinity 2.0

The Force is strong in this one

While many are assuming it's a foregone conclusion that this year's Disney Infinity update will introduce the Star Wars franchise, there are actually many other directions Disney could take. However, for the time being at least it looks as if Disney is going to take the predicted - and perhaps desired - route. More...

Weirdness: Even Masahiro Sakurai Struggles to Get the amiibo He Wants

Even Masahiro Sakurai Struggles to Get the amiibo He Wants

Master Hand is left empty handed

As you may be aware at this point, Nintendo has been doing a relatively below-par job of keeping amiibo supply up with the voracious demand. Whether this is an intentional ploy to drive the demand through the stratosphere or just a simple, recurring failure to accurately predict the sheer volume that the masses...

Weirdness: Sonic Boom Writer Jokes About Knuckles Infinite Jump Glitch Being Canon, Fan Video Makes It So

Sonic Boom Writer Jokes About Knuckles Infinite Jump Glitch Being Canon, Fan Video Makes It So

Update: Yep, writer's joke and fan's video, we get it now

Update: We saw some tweets around a video that we thought was a clip from the Sonic Boom cartoon, but is actually a funny fan creation. To clarify (thanks to all that pointed this out), show writer Alan Denton tweeted a joke about Sonic Boom making this famous glitch canon, and a funny fan...

Poll: Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on Wii U and 3DS Aims to Bring Us Together Online and At Home

Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on Wii U and 3DS Aims to Bring Us Together Online and At Home

Which multiplayer games are you most excited about?

With 2015 now settling into a groove - and following Nintendo's first Direct broadcasts of the year - we now have a better idea of what to expect in the near future, along with further reassurances of big hitters to come later in 2015. As a result there's plenty for Nintendo fans to look forward...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Feature An "Outstanding" Voice Cast

Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Feature An "Outstanding" Voice Cast

Outstanding

While many are no doubt looking forward to Xenoblade Chronicles 3D which will show off the power of the New Nintendo 3DS, it's worth looking further ahead; Xenoblade Chronicles X for the Wii U appears to be shaping up to be something rather special. Not just visually, but also sonically. Producer Shingo Kawabata recently took to Twitter...

Video: Donkey Kong Country Returns...To Wii U

Donkey Kong Country Returns...To Wii U

It's on like Donkey Kong. Again.

The second Wii re-release has arrived on the European eShop, and it's a doozy. Are you ready for Donkey Kong Country Returns? As we have come to expect from Retro Studios, they knocked it out of the park with a game that apes (pun intended) the original SNES trilogies' gameplay, but is it worth revisiting on Wii U?...

Rumour: Wave 3 amiibo Release Dates Revealed for North America

Wave 3 amiibo Release Dates Revealed for North America

GameStop memo apparently shows that figures will arrive in waves

So many have been eagerly awaiting an official release date announcement for wave 3 amiibo in North America, rather than the vague "February 2015" that has been floating around; now we're finally one step closer. Earlier today, a Reddit user by the name of KingOfRedLions posted on the...

News: New 3DS and Nintendo-Exclusive Games Stay On Top in Japanese Charts

New 3DS and Nintendo-Exclusive Games Stay On Top in Japanese Charts

Wii U hardware dips back into four figures, however

Though the start of 2015 has been eventful in terms of announcements from Nintendo, it's been typically quiet on the game release front. That's certainly reflected in the latest Media Create charts in Japan, though the status-quo happens to suit Nintendo's 3DS systems rather well. In terms of...

Rumour: Terraria is Making Its Way to Wii U and 3DS

Terraria is Making Its Way to Wii U and 3DS

Terrariafic

505 Games' Terraria is a 2D sandbox game that falls somewhere in between Minecraft and Metroid on the gameplay spectrum. Featuring vibrant pixel art, exploration, quests, crafting and randomly generated 2D worlds, it's really a wonder this one has taken so long to find its way onto Nintendo platforms. After all, it's been available on...

News: Ninja Pig Studios Accused Of Stealing Pixel Art For Forthcoming Wii U Release Jumpy Cat

Ninja Pig Studios Accused Of Stealing Pixel Art For Forthcoming Wii U Release Jumpy Cat

Meme Run developer in hot water

This week is currently set to see the launch of Ninja Pig Studios' next Wii U eShop title, Jumpy Cat - but the developer behind the infamous Meme Run is already in hot water thanks to accusations that it has used stolen pixel art in its new game. Jumpy Cat is slated for release on January 22nd in North America, but...

News: Club Nintendo Rewards are Updated for January, Kicking Off Its Final Run

Club Nintendo Rewards are Updated for January, Kicking Off Its Final Run

Mario! Wario! Metroid! Zelda! More due in February!

After today's surprise news of the discontinuation of Club Nintendo, the North American version has had its regular monthly update, but with a bit of a difference. Though coins can only be earned in the region until the end of March, redeeming those coins is possible until the end of June. After a...

News: Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyalty Programme Coming Later in the Year

Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyalty Programme Coming Later in the Year

Flipnote Studio 3D will be free to existing members

Club Nintendo has been a consistent part of the dedicated Nintendo fan's world since the Wii / DS era, with purchases registered for coins and stars - depending on region - to be traded for extras. At times the programme has been criticised for slowly updated catalogues, but it's been relatively...

Poll: As amiibo Expands and Evolves, Which Features Are You Most Excited About?

As amiibo Expands and Evolves, Which Features Are You Most Excited About?

Super Mario range, Mario Party 10 compatibility and more

Last week's Nintendo Direct broadcasts brought a host of fresh details on amiibo, taking us beyond the launch period's tales of Super Smash Bros. support, relatively minor features in Hyrule Warriors and Mario Kart 8, and the ongoing shenanigans of painfully limited stock. Well, the latter...