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Video: World 2 Of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Looks Something Like This

World 2 Of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Looks Something Like This

Monkey business

We trust that our recent preview of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has whet your appetite for some more simian-related fun — if so, then you're going to love the short but sweet highlights reel we've put together for World 2 of the upcoming Wii U platform adventure. We'll be running more videos in the next few weeks, leading...

News: Satoru Iwata Admits The "Wii U Isn't In Good Shape" Ahead of Investor Briefing

Satoru Iwata Admits The "Wii U Isn't In Good Shape" Ahead of Investor Briefing

"I’m concentrating my mind on how to rebuild Nintendo"

Nintendo's investor briefing, thanks to the extensive gaps in time zones, is taking place rather soon. The unveiling of today's financial reports did involve a short press conference with Satoru Iwata, and Bloomberg has picked up some choice comments. After confirming a pay cut that will run...

Talking Point: Nintendo's 3DS and Wii U Strategies Face Rather Different Challenges

Nintendo's 3DS and Wii U Strategies Face Rather Different Challenges

Past-generation trends need not apply

In some respects today's financial results were the least surprising and eye-opening of recent times, and that's mainly to the credit of Nintendo's decision to jump the gun and reveal major reductions in sales and financial projections, blunting the impact from today's Q3 results. Nintendo's previously bold...

News: Hardware Sales Drop in Japan as Wii U Falls Into Four Figures

Hardware Sales Drop in Japan as Wii U Falls Into Four Figures

Can January be over now?

When considering important sales months in the calendar year, we suspect that plenty within the game development and publishing industry have January near the bottom of the list. It does bring some new games, such as Kirby: Triple Deluxe in Japan, but it generally represents a notable downturn after the highs of November and...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Teases New Super Smash Bros. Stage With Palutena Image

Masahiro Sakurai Teases New Super Smash Bros. Stage With Palutena Image

Statue hints at Kid Icarus stage on Wii U

Masahiro Sakurai continues to increase his daily picture to tease ratio for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. titles on Wii U and 3DS, with yesterday bringing a new item reveal; the Director's Room on Miiverse shows all, and we'll summarise as always early next week. Occasionally his posts tip over from being a...

News: Pokémon X & Y Hit 11.61 Million Worldwide Sales as Nintendo Lists 3DS and Wii U Million Sellers

Pokémon X & Y Hit 11.61 Million Worldwide Sales as Nintendo Lists 3DS and Wii U Million Sellers

The Wind Waker HD and Super Mario 3D World included in Wii U list

Nintendo has released its Q3 financial results, which begin to reinforce the disappointing reductions in projections. While Nintendo has cited lower than expected sales for 3DS and Wii U hardware, with the latter being particularly damaging to profits at this time, it has also...

Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U Without The GamePad?

Is There A Future For The Wii U Without The GamePad?

Could sacrificing the console's main selling point be the way to success?

When the Wii U was first announced, the confirmation of the GamePad controller — complete with a second-screen bursting with tantalizing asymmetrical gameplay possibilities — caused quite a stir. The reaction from the industry and general public was mainly positive, and...

News: Nintendo States There Are "No Plans" to Bring Mini-Games to Smart Devices

Nintendo States There Are "No Plans" to Bring Mini-Games to Smart Devices

Satoru Iwata's Corporate Management Policy Briefing will reveal more

The Nikkei, a prominent business newspaper and website in Japan, recently published an article outlining its understanding of Nintendo's upcoming smart device strategies, highlighting its expectations of what will be announced later this week when Satoru Iwata provides an investor...

Weirdness: Sony Plans to Buy a Factory That Produces Parts for the Wii U

Sony Plans to Buy a Factory That Produces Parts for the Wii U

Wii U expecting that?

Sony has recently finalised its plans to purchase a new semiconductors factory, reports Japanese national TV channel NHK. What makes this acquisition slightly more interesting, however, is that the plant in question is most notable for producing the DRAM chip for the Nintendo Wii U. Our beloved Japanese giant plans to plonk ¥7...

Guest Blog: Shut up! Nothing is Wrong With The Nintendo Wii U!

Shut up! Nothing is Wrong With The Nintendo Wii U!

Goodbye Galaxy Games' Hugo Smits speaks his mind

The last few weeks there has been a lot said about Nintendo and its products. It seems every analyst out there is keen on sharing his doom scenario. Most of them seem to think that Nintendo could solve all this by simply moving their software over to other platforms (mainly mobile) and some seem to...

News: The Nikkei Reports Potential Nintendo Smartphone Strategy, to be Announced This Week

The Nikkei Reports Potential Nintendo Smartphone Strategy, to be Announced This Week

Marketing and mini-games on the agenda

Nintendo recently announced major reductions in its sales and financial projections for this financial year, prompting various calls for action throughout the media and from fans. Those calls have naturally included suggestions to jump into the smartphone and tablet markets, though Satoru Iwata has stated that...

Video: The 10 Biggest Wii U Games Of 2014

The 10 Biggest Wii U Games Of 2014

It's a bumper year ahead

Not so long ago, we asked you to pick your most anticipated Wii U game for 2014 from a list of the 10 titles we thought were worth getting excited about. Fast forward a short while and the results have finally been counted and verified, and our trusty video expert Rory Cocker has duly created this handy presentation which...

News: Nintendo Is "Wonderful" To Work With, Says BIT.TRIP Studio Gaijin Games

Nintendo Is "Wonderful" To Work With, Says BIT.TRIP Studio Gaijin Games

Unannounced projects currently being worked on

Nintendo's Wii U may be struggling to make the desired impression at retail, but that doesn't mean the system — and Nintendo itself — isn't held in high regard by some sectors of the development community. Last week, we heard Wales Interactive speak positively about the console, while Dakko Dakko's...

News: Ubisoft Refuses to Comment on Watch_Dogs Wii U Cancellation Rumours

Ubisoft Refuses to Comment on Watch_Dogs Wii U Cancellation Rumours

Update: It still seems to be on the way to Wii U

Update 2: There is some very positive news regarding this rumour, as Kotaku has consulted its sources in Italy and the US — the latter was also showing cancellations in its GameStop stores — and stated that the disappearance of pre-order options was a "glitch". Pre-orders should be available now...

News: EA's Peter Moore States That "Nintendo's A Great Partner" In Reaction To Claims of "Dead" Relationship

EA's Peter Moore States That "Nintendo's A Great Partner" In Reaction To Claims of "Dead" Relationship

"I know where I, as the COO, and my company stands on this relationship"

Just recently an EA source was quoted as saying Nintendo was "dead" to EA "very quickly", after an initial show of support for the Wii U at E3 2011 and during its early months on the market. It was a source that wanted to be anonymous but, nevertheless, was cultivated by the...

News: Mass Market Price And Mario Kart 8 Will Reverse The Wii U's Fortunes, Say UK Retailers

Mass Market Price And Mario Kart 8 Will Reverse The Wii U's Fortunes, Say UK Retailers

Key figures in UK games retail pass judgement

Nintendo's recent poor financial reports and the less-than-brilliant sales of the Wii U console have triggered a flood of comments and suggestions from fans, developers, publishers and analysts alike, and now it's the turn of the retailers to offer their own perspective on the situation. Speaking to UK...

News: Nintendo Was Dead To Us Very Quickly, States EA Source

Nintendo Was Dead To Us Very Quickly, States EA Source

"We don't really make games for kids"

When Nintendo announced the Wii U, one of the first publishers to pledge its allegiance was EA, which promised "unprecedented" support for the new console. That quickly dissolved to nothing, with EA's only contributions coming in the first months of the Wii U's lifespan. It has — for the time being, at least...