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News: Squid Girl Collaboration Set to Invade Splatoon in August

Squid Girl Collaboration Set to Invade Splatoon in August

Are more tie-ins and partnerships inevitable?

New content for Splatoon will be a recurring theme throughout the summer months, with modes, stages and weapons all on the agenda. It seems there'll be some fashionable extra outfits, too. Magazines in Japan have made some fans in the country happy by confirming that Squid Girl - Shinryaku! Ika Musume -...

Guide: Use these Splatoon Tricks & Advanced Techniques to Improve your Inking

Use these Splatoon Tricks & Advanced Techniques to Improve your Inking

Think ink

Splatoon has been out for nearly a week and already people have been looking at the inner workings of the game's intricacies in order to give them an edge when it comes to the crunch. We're nothing if not diligent and have compiled a good number of tips that can help give you the upper hand online. This is by no means a complete guide,...

Interview: Splatoon Producer Hisashi Nogami on Claiming New Territory for Wii U

Splatoon Producer Hisashi Nogami on Claiming New Territory for Wii U

Aimed to create "an entirely new form of gameplay"

Though the claims that Nintendo simply doesn't tackle new ideas aren't entirely fair, there's little denying that Splatoon has been a breath of fresh air on Wii U. As a new IP that utilises a genre so rarely entertained by Nintendo - a third-person shooter - it appears to have succeeded in...

News: Splatoon Producer Inks Out Reasons For Lack Of Voice Chat And Staggered Content Roll-Out

Splatoon Producer Inks Out Reasons For Lack Of Voice Chat And Staggered Content Roll-Out

"We really do understand the fun that can be had with this"

Nintendo caused quite a bit of heated discussion when it confirmed that online shooter Splatoon would lack voice chat. The ability to communicate with fellow players is a staple of other online shooters, but Nintendo decided against including it in this ink-covered offering. Critics...

News: Splatoon Storms to Top Spot in Japanese Charts With Six Figure Sales

Splatoon Storms to Top Spot in Japanese Charts With Six Figure Sales

Wii U sales more than double to lead hardware chart

It's that time of the week, once again, for Media Create Japanese chart results, and there are some strong sales for the latest Wii U exclusive, matching up to chatter that stock had been scarce due to demand; Wii U hardware sales jumped, too. We're referring, of course, to Splatoon, the colourful...

Video: We Check Out The Squid amiibo Challenges

We Check Out The Squid amiibo Challenges

We have an Inkling you're having problems tracking these amiibo down

We have yet more Splatoon videos coming your way. By now you should be aware of the amiibo challenges available in Splatoon, and thanks to a lack of stock - or certain unscrupulous folk spoiling the fun for UK GAME shoppers - you may be struggling to obtain all three...

News: ​Skylanders SuperChargers Melds Mario Kart, Star Fox And Wave Race, Coming To Wii U, Wii And 3DS This September

​Skylanders SuperChargers Melds Mario Kart, Star Fox And Wave Race, Coming To Wii U, Wii And 3DS This September

Wii promised a "complimentary" experience

Skylanders SuperChargers has been announced today and brings with it vehicle toys for special Skylanders to pilot and modify. It's a bold move that not only adds more value but changes how the game plays on the screen. There will be 20 vehicles to collect, each one with a special SuperCharger Skylander...

Video: Smash Bros. Characters Get Gruesome with Mortal Kombat X's 'X-Ray' Moves

Smash Bros. Characters Get Gruesome with Mortal Kombat X's 'X-Ray' Moves

FINISH HIM!

Despite inhabiting the fighting game realm - a genre perhaps associated with lifelike violence - the Super Smash Bros. series has done exceptionally well in keeping its games clean and friendly. However, YouTuber Sterling has added a twist to the beloved Nintendo franchise, and created a video containing a mash-up of two of the current...

News: Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories Heading to Wii U This Winter

Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories Heading to Wii U This Winter

Promises nostalgia and a return to series roots

Natsume has opted to go early with an E3 reveal, confirming that Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories is coming to Wii U this Winter; oddly it's also coming to PC, Android and iOS, which is a diverse mix of platforms. Perhaps in response to criticism from some fans that the franchise has drifted away from...

Video: A Guide to Splatoon's New Weapon & Map

A Guide to Splatoon's New Weapon & Map

Zapper-de-doo-dah

In a surprisingly bold move Nintendo has already begun to drip-feed us new content for its acclaimed new shooter experience Splatoon, despite the game having been released less than a week ago. This takes the form of the new shooter-style weapon called the N-Zap '85 styled after the NES Zapper, and Port Mackerel, a new map for both...

News: No FIFA For Nintendo Fans This Year, States EA

No FIFA For Nintendo Fans This Year, States EA

Soccer action absent on Wii, Wii U or 3DS

Electronic Arts has confirmed that its best-selling FIFA series is skipping the Wii, Wii U and 3DS this year. Pocket Gamer got the scoop on the lack of a 3DS edition of the game, and EA's soccer series has famously been absent on the Wii U ever since FIFA 13 underperformed commercially. EA's official press...

Video: Here's All Your Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct Video Content In One Handy Place

Here's All Your Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct Video Content In One Handy Place

Moving images are fun!

Nintendo's final Direct broadcast before E3 was something of a surprise - we knew the Japanese event was happening but the Western Nintendo Direct Micro came out of nowhere. Still, when it delivered so much new-game goodness, it's hard to grumble about being blindsided - even if poor old Tom had to be shackled to his PC...

Hands On: Checking Out Splatoon's Freshly Unlocked Ranked Battle Mode

Checking Out Splatoon's Freshly Unlocked Ranked Battle Mode

Laying it all on the line

If you booted up Splatoon this morning you might have noticed that without even the need to download an update that you can now play on the new Port Mackerel map. You can also buy the N-ZAP '85, a new weapon which looks suspiciously familiar. Of course what will be most exciting for competitive gamers is the introduction of...