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News: Bayonetta 2 Environmental Artist Outlines Sources of Inspiration, Including Gorgeous Screenshots

Bayonetta 2 Environmental Artist Outlines Sources of Inspiration, Including Gorgeous Screenshots

Belgium and Italy set the scene

We can expect Bayonetta 2 to get plenty of attention and marketing from Nintendo ahead of its October arrival, with the Platinum Games exclusive joining Hyrule Warriors as an action game catered to those that prefer quick button taps to cerebral, relaxing experiences. One aspect certainly deserving praise is the...

News: This Super Smash Bros. Screen K.O. Shot is a Great Start to the Weekend

This Super Smash Bros. Screen K.O. Shot is a Great Start to the Weekend

It looks awesome in motion

It's Friday, which means many of us can look ahead to a weekend of relaxation and, probably, some games. Sadly the new Super Smash Bros. entries aren't included on our list of games to play, but we can nevertheless get into the weekend spirit with Masahiro Sakurai's latest Miiverse Pic of the Day. This entry is perfect...

News: Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU in NPD June Sales, With Hardware Boost for Wii U

Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU in NPD June Sales, With Hardware Boost for Wii U

Tomodachi Life joins MK8 in overall Top 10

The latest NPD results — which provide data on physical retail sales in the US — have been released, and Nintendo has been confident enough about the outcome to break recent trends and provide a press release update on its position. There are strong numbers for both the Wii U and 3DS. To begin with...

Video: Watch Zelda Lay The Smackdown With The Wind Waker In Hyrule Warriors

Watch Zelda Lay The Smackdown With The Wind Waker In Hyrule Warriors

Getting a second wind

Zelda may be pretty handy with a blade in Hyrule Warriors, but as this latest video attests, she's just as keen to create carnage with the legendary Wind Waker wand. In the trailer below you can watch the traditionally mild-mannered Hylian royal dish out plenty of wind-based punishment on hordes of enemies. Compared to...

News: New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In Japan This September

New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In Japan This September

Photo finish

Nintendo and Tecmo Koei have lifted the lid on a new Fatal Frame title for the Wii U, which is due to arrive in Japan on 27th September 2014. In a special presentation which featured Nintendo's own Shigeru Miyamoto, the game's Japanese title was revealed to be Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko (Zero: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden). As...

News: One Piece Unlimited World Red DLC Arrives, With Golden Bell Tower Mission and Nami Swimsuit Pack

One Piece Unlimited World Red DLC Arrives, With Golden Bell Tower Mission and Nami Swimsuit Pack

Optional skimpy clothes are all the rage

One Piece Unlimited World Red is currently available on Wii U and 3DS, and Bandai Namco Europe has now issued details on the latest DLC — this follows on from the free "Red Stands Alone" quest originally issued. The content is apparently live in PAL regions now, with the press release providing the...

News: Yokai Watch 2 Sells a Whopping 1.3 Million Copies in Launch Week, Boosts 3DS Sales

Yokai Watch 2 Sells a Whopping 1.3 Million Copies in Launch Week, Boosts 3DS Sales

Wii U sales drop again, but retains top home console spot

The latest Media Create chart results are in for Japan, and they bring an extraordinary début week for Yokai Watch 2, along with a boost in 3DS hardware sales and another dip in the equivalent Wii U figure. To begin with software, Level 5's Yokai Watch 2 — released as separate Ganso and...

News: Golden Sun: The Lost Age Hitting Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Golden Sun: The Lost Age Hitting Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Western release should be on the cards

We've already seen the excellent Golden Sun on the Wii U Virtual Console, and next week Japanese players will be getting their hands on the equally brilliant sequel. Golden Sun: The Lost Age was originally released on the Game Boy Advance in Japan in 2002 (and a year later in North America and Europe) and...

News: Wii Sports Club Update Arrives, Probably Doesn't Do Much

Wii Sports Club Update Arrives, Probably Doesn't Do Much

"Enhancements to improve the user’s experience"

Wii Sports Club has now been released in full as four separate downloads, while it's also now in stores as a retail disc in Europe — that offering arrives in North America on 25th July. The Wii U upgrade to the iconic bundled Wii software may not be enjoying the cultural impact of the original, but...

News: Just Dance 2015 on Wii U To Be Featured in The Nintendo Gaming Lounge During Comic-Con

Just Dance 2015 on Wii U To Be Featured in The Nintendo Gaming Lounge During Comic-Con

Take that, Wii version

Nintendo has already confirmed that it'll have a presence at this years San Diego Comic-Con, running from 24th to 27th July. There'll be a Nintendo Gaming Lounge at the Marriott Marquis & Marina located at 333 W. Harbor Drive (adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center), and the big N has already announced a Super Smash...

Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting The Wii U GamePad As A Tablet Killer?

Should Nintendo Be Promoting The Wii U GamePad As A Tablet Killer?

Kids love tablets, so why isn't Nintendo shouting about the GamePad?

When Nintendo first lifted the lid on the Wii U and its unique GamePad controller, many within the industry murmured their cautious approval. It all seemed to make so much sense — Apple's iPad had already kickstarted a tablet revolution and second-screen gaming promised big...

Video: Mario Kart 8 Final Reveals The Top UK Family Racer

Mario Kart 8 Final Reveals The Top UK Family Racer

Speed demons

After weeks of heats and numerous family competitors, Family Gamer TV whittled the field down to the final four racers in their Mario Kart 8 competition. In a head-to-head final race the families each cheered on their children to complete Toad Harbour ahead of the field. Ben (racing as Mario, top left), Jarvis (racing as Larry, bottom...

News: Nintendo and Koei Tecmo Hosting Fatal Frame Broadcast on 17th July in Japan

Nintendo and Koei Tecmo Hosting Fatal Frame Broadcast on 17th July in Japan

Details of Wii U exclusive on the way

Earlier this year it was announced that a new Fatal Frame / Project Zero title is coming to the Wii U, which is pleasing news for fans of the horror franchise. The series has a slightly patchy release history in the West, however, with Project Zero 2: Wii Edition coming to Europe but not North America, the...

News: Mercedes Reports a Boost in Interest Since Announcing Mario Kart 8 Ad and DLC Deal

Mercedes Reports a Boost in Interest Since Announcing Mario Kart 8 Ad and DLC Deal

Marketing Experts 1 - 0 Jaded Cynics

There were some raised eyebrows when free Mercedes DLC — along with a marketing campaign — was announced for Mario Kart 8 in Japan, and more excitable chatter when that same content was confirmed for the West. Some are indifferent to the whole thing, others are pleased, while there's certainly a contingent...

News: Best Buy Gearing Up For Enticing Buy One Get One Free 3DS Game Promotion

Best Buy Gearing Up For Enticing Buy One Get One Free 3DS Game Promotion

Starts 20th July, deals on 3DS XL, Wii U Pro Controller and Remotes, too

Now over three years old, the 3DS has amassed an impressive library of games, including plenty developed and/or published by Nintendo. For those still gradually building collections, or perhaps only now jumping into 3DS ownership, there's plenty of choice. Best Buy shoppers in...

News: Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin All Join The Super Smash Bros. Roster

Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin All Join The Super Smash Bros. Roster

Male and female options for Robin, too

Nintendo has broadcast its quickfire three minute Super Smash Bros. New Fighter Intro Video, during which it revealed three new challengers — one of which is a returning favourite and another with a male and female variation. The headline announcement is likely to be Captain Falcon, the popular figure from...