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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

News: Level-5 Reveals More Information on Layton 7, 3DS Version is in Doubt and a Wii U Version May Happen

Level-5 Reveals More Information on Layton 7, 3DS Version is in Doubt and a Wii U Version May Happen

The mystery continues

Nearly two years ago, Level-5 announced Layton 7, a curious departure for the series that would be coming to iOS, Android, and 3DS. Since then, next to nothing has come out about the project, but that all changed at Level-5's Vision event this year. There's been a change in the design of the title, with it now being...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Microtransactions Point to Changed Priorities

Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Microtransactions Point to Changed Priorities

Previous ethics and standards are being stretched

We're in the midst of changing times for Nintendo, perhaps of a turbulent nature, and the sands are shifting in multiple ways. In the past couple of months we've seen Nintendo partner up with DeNA to move towards bringing its core IPs to smart devices, bringing a resultant boom in share prices,...

Video: Roguelike Adventure Temple Of Yog Celebrates Future Arrival On The Wii U eShop With A New Trailer

 Roguelike Adventure Temple Of Yog Celebrates Future Arrival On The Wii U eShop With A New Trailer

“Experience possible only on the unique hardware of the Wii U console”

Last year indie developer CHUDCHUD Industries announced the dungeon-crawler adventure, Temple of Yog, was on its way to the Wii U eShop. Since then, we haven’t heard all that much about it, but it appears the creators are now gearing up for the title’s official launch...

News: Download Card Prompts Speculation Over DLC Quests in Xenoblade Chronicles X

Download Card Prompts Speculation Over DLC Quests in Xenoblade Chronicles X

Just how big does it need to be?

Xenoblade Chronicles X is already shaping up to be the largest - by a distance - game on the Wii U, with dozens (perhaps hundreds) of hours required to see it through. It arrives in Japan soon, too, so more will emerge later in April. An image of the download card for the title has been doing the rounds over on...

Video: Lucas Visuals and Moveset Compared Between Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Wii U

Lucas Visuals and Moveset Compared Between Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Wii U

Spot the difference

Fans of the latest Super Smash Bros. titles on Wii U and 3DS certainly have a lot to look forward to, with Mewtwo on the way soon - we also know that Lucas is coming this summer, of course, making a return from Super Smash Bros. Brawl on Wii. Though we have a wait for the character to arrive as DLC, we're yet to see how he'll...

Video: WarioWare Touched! Arrives On Wii U Virtual Console

WarioWare Touched! Arrives On Wii U Virtual Console

We check out Wario DS mayhem on the Wii U

The WarioWare series is an excellent detour into the absolutely mad world of Wario and his friends, so it's great to see this DS game released on Wii U Virtual Console. We thought we'd show you how great this game is via the medium of video. Watch and enjoy Like this video? Subscribe to our channel then!

Gallery: Yarn Yoshi Is Just Too Darn Cute

Yarn Yoshi Is Just Too Darn Cute

Nintendo turns the 'cuteness' up to 11

During Nintendo's latest Nintendo Direct it emerged that we won't be able to visit Yoshi's Woolly World until at least June in Europe and a vague 'Fall' in North America. It's been over 2 years since the game was first announced and we can't wait to play it, but hopefully this selection of real-life Yarn Yoshi...