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E3 2014: Nintendo Reveals Project Guard GamePad Tower Defence Concept

Nintendo Reveals Project Guard GamePad Tower Defence Concept

Classed only as "experimental" by Miyamoto

A new GamePad-centric prototype game, Project Guard, has inadvertently been revealed by TIME, after it – ironically enough – published an exclusive interview with Shigeru Miyamoto ahead of time. The article has since been pulled, however, we were able to discover a few titbits about the experimental...

E3 2014: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Star Fox for Wii U

Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Star Fox for Wii U

"It’s been maybe 6 to 10 months that we’ve been experimenting with it"

In a shock reveal less than two hours before Nintendo's Digital Event, Time has published — and it seems is attempting to pull down — an interview and hands-on time with a new Star Fox title for Wii U. One of the most demanded franchises is actually coming to Wii U, but...

Talking Point: What We Expect From Nintendo at E3 2014

What We Expect From Nintendo at E3 2014

Hype train incoming

The Nintendo Digital Event is just hours away, which means forged MK8 DLC images and many more besides that we've ignored will be consigned to another year of irrelevance. Nintendo will lay out its major projects for the remainder of 2014 and, we suspect, one or two of the biggest titles of 2015. With its current gen rivals in a...

Feature: Our Hopes and Dreams for E3 2014

Our Hopes and Dreams for E3 2014

Let's be optimists

With E3 mania well and truly underway, it's time to get some predictions out of our systems. We'll be pulling together a 'realistic' set of expectations before the main event, but in this article three members of our team based in HQ share what they want to see from Nintendo this year. Some of these hopes are realistic, others...

E3 2014: Nintendo Reveals A Slew of New Trailers for Previously Announced Games

Nintendo Reveals A Slew of New Trailers for Previously Announced Games

And there's a lot of them!

It's that time of the year where the video game industry goes absolutely bonkers for a few days and unveils a ton of new information about upcoming games for various systems and devices. In true keeping with this tradition, Nintendo of America has uploaded a shed-load of new trailers for previously announced Wii U and 3DS...

Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U Retail Games - Summer 2014

Our Top 10 Wii U Retail Games - Summer 2014

Our favourites so far

With E3 2014 right around the corner, Nintendo seems set to prioritise the Wii U in its Digital Event, subsequent coverage and, of course, the Super Smash Bros. Invitational. The 3DS will have a role to play, of course, but many eyes are on Nintendo's home console to see how it'll capitalise on the recent success of Mario Kart...

News: GameCube-Style Wii U Controller, the WaveDash, Seeks Kickstarter Funding

GameCube-Style Wii U Controller, the WaveDash, Seeks Kickstarter Funding

It's wireless and will act like a Wii U Pro Controller

Not long ago Nintendo excited a lot of loyal fans by unveiling The GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U, the reveal of which was tied with details of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Invitational at E3 2014. Of course, that's all about plugging in existing controllers, and a company from LA has...

News: Spider-Man's Sworn Enemy Venom Revealed In Wii U Disney Infinity 2.0 Pack

Spider-Man's Sworn Enemy Venom Revealed In Wii U Disney Infinity 2.0 Pack

Another Marvel favourite

As we approach E3, news of all things Nintendo comes thick and fast — in fact, you never quite know where it’s going to pop up next. Today we had news of a Wii U Disney Infinity 2.0 pack including Venom. Venom is one of Spider-Man's arch-enemies and is a slightly unusual character – not least as the name has belonged...

Play: Mario Kart 8 With Nintendo Life in a 10 Hour Community Tournament

Mario Kart 8 With Nintendo Life in a 10 Hour Community Tournament

Bring it on

As you may have seen recently, we've opened the round-the-clock Nintendo Life GP in Wii U racer Mario Kart 8, and since its launch two days ago hundreds of players have jumped in for some races. That's a rolling tournament with no real rules or winners, it's just for fun. We've decided that an old-fashioned Community session is needed,...

News: Natsume Confirms A-Train: City Simulator For 3DS and Alphadia Genesis for Wii U

Natsume Confirms A-Train: City Simulator For 3DS and Alphadia Genesis for Wii U

Some story background for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley also included

Natsume recently announced that Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is coming to 3DS in 2014, and has today used its pre-E3 press release to confirm two more titles coming to Nintendo systems; both seem like candidates for the eShop, though that's not confirmed. First up we have...

Poll: Should Nintendo Patch The Controversial Fire Hopping Technique In Mario Kart 8?

Should Nintendo Patch The Controversial Fire Hopping Technique In Mario Kart 8?

New trick shaves seconds off lap times

Every new Mario Kart release comes with its own little tricks, but sometimes these speed-boosting techniques are seen as largely unintentional on Nintendo's part, leading fans to decry them as "exploits" rather than recognizing them as legitimate strategies. In Mario Kart 8's case, the "Fire Hop" is dividing...

News: Nintendo@E3 2014 Community Now Live on Miiverse

Nintendo@E3 2014 Community Now Live on Miiverse

Announcement community included

Following hot on the heels of a platform update, Miiverse has another exciting addition for social Nintendo gamers to enjoy. It's formally launched its Nintendo@E3 2014 Community, and a sub-community that'll host official announcements through 'news, videos and events'. The main community is already buzzing with...

News: Zen Studios Collaborates With Telltale Games and Creator of The Walking Dead to Create Themed Pinball Table

Zen Studios Collaborates With Telltale Games and Creator of The Walking Dead to Create Themed Pinball Table

Wii U release inconclusive

Fans of The Walking Dead are in for a treat with pinball masters Zen Studios announcing it has partnered with the series creator and writer Robert Kirkman, Skybound, and Telltale Games, to release an all-new digital table for Zen Pinball 2 based on the popular episodic game series of the same name. In a true collaborative...

News: Miiverse Update Eases Comment Restriction and Boosts Post Character Limit

Miiverse Update Eases Comment Restriction and Boosts Post Character Limit

Down to two minutes and up to 400 characters, that is

After a major Wii U system update this week, Nintendo has applied a smaller yet potentially rather popular update to its bespoke Miiverse social network, with tweaks that will give users a little more freedom on the platform. The ever evolving platform's changes have been applied across the Wii...

Talking Point: Nintendo's System Updates Bring The Wii U to Another Level

Nintendo's System Updates Bring The Wii U to Another Level

A major leap from day one

For those that owned the Wii U since day one, cast your mind back to its UI (user interface) and OS (operating system) when you fired up the system for the first time. It was, to be rather blunt, a mediocre experience, mainly due to its excessively slow performance. Don't forget that a popular video of a Japanese fan...