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Feature: The Key Details on Splatoon, Nintendo's Shot at a New Wii U Hit

The Key Details on Splatoon, Nintendo's Shot at a New Wii U Hit

Modes, guns, 8-bit games and amiibo

This week brought us Splatoon Direct, Nintendo's quirky pitch for its upcoming ink-based arena shooter. It's a game that's justifiably been talked up a fair deal, with a blend of intuitive and clever GamePad controls, bright visuals and a whole lot of gameplay potential. While large sections reiterated information...

Weirdness: Former My Chemical Romance Frontman Can't Get Enough Of Zelda: Wind Waker

Former My Chemical Romance Frontman Can't Get Enough Of Zelda: Wind Waker

"I play Zelda with my daughter now"

When Activision announced its plans to relaunch Guitar Hero recently, ex-My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way was one of the artists it recruited to promote the move. Way has since been talking to UK newspaper Metro about gaming in general, and has revealed that he's a big fan of The Legend of Zelda - and the...

Out Now: Kirby And The Rainbow Paintbrush

Kirby And The Rainbow Paintbrush

The drawn out release is here!

As you may have noticed we've been going kooky for Kirby this week, as the round, pink protagonist's latest adventure, Kirby And The Rainbow Paintbrush, has finally come to European shores. It's been a few months since the game's North American release, so you may already know quite a bit about it, a game we called "a...

News: Iwata Reveals a Bit More Information on Nintendo's Upcoming Integrated Membership Service

Iwata Reveals a Bit More Information on Nintendo's Upcoming Integrated Membership Service

Tracks past purchases and gameplay records

A point of contention for many years now has been Nintendo's rather deliberate approach to implementation of online services, but with the launch of the Nintendo Network and the eShop, Nintendo has made great strides in the past few years towards offering an increasingly more streamlined and modern online...

News: Mega Man & Bass Kickstarts "Mega May" On Wii U Virtual Console

Mega Man & Bass Kickstarts "Mega May" On Wii U Virtual Console

Dr.Wily's least favourite time of year

Last month, Capcom announced that their "Mega May" event was back in full force for 2015, focused on bringing classic GBA Mega Man titles to the Wii U Virtual Console. Now that the month is here and we're already panicking about how fast time is slipping by, these weekly releases have launched into action, with...

News: Don't Worry Colour-Blind Gamers, Splatoon Has Got Your Back

Don't Worry Colour-Blind Gamers, Splatoon Has Got Your Back

Ink-lusive to a fault

Being colour-blind is no laughing matter, especially if you're a keen gamer. Those of us fortunate enough not to suffer from the problem take it for granted just how many games rely on accurate colour perception; such titles are tricky to play if you can't tell one colour from another, and as a result, many colour-blind players...

Reaction: The Splatoon Global Testfire Demo Is a Clever Nintendo Direct Highlight

The Splatoon Global Testfire Demo Is a Clever Nintendo Direct Highlight

Stress tests servers, creates and 'event' and builds hype all at once

Nintendo isn't quite as old-fashioned as some like to pretend; it is, after all, a multi-billion dollar entertainment company that manufactures and sells consoles. In recent times it's signalled a serious intent to tackle the smart device market, shake up its customer loyalty...

News: Play 8-Bit Retro Squid Games While You Wait For An Online Match In Splatoon

Play 8-Bit Retro Squid Games While You Wait For An Online Match In Splatoon

Complete amiibo missions to unlock special gear & more mini-games

The plaza featured in the upcoming Wii U title, Splatoon, will allow players to interact with the game world in an assortment of ways, and the latest Nintendo Direct today has revealed a few extra hidden surprises within the happening location. First is the inclusion of a vintage...

News: Official Nintendo UK Store Launches Splatoon Wii U Bundles with amiibo and a GamePad Skin

Official Nintendo UK Store Launches Splatoon Wii U Bundles with amiibo and a GamePad Skin

If you're happy to wait until June

Nintendo's clearly keen to make a success of Splatoon, as shown not only by broadcasting a special Nintendo Direct but also in the previous announcement of a Wii U hardware bundle for the game. It's a smart move, though the downside in Europe is that - oddly - the bundle won't arrive until 19th June, a few weeks...

News: Get Inked With This New Nintendo 3DS Splatoon-Themed Cover Plate

Get Inked With This New Nintendo 3DS Splatoon-Themed Cover Plate

Be as stylish as a squid this July

The latest Nintendo Direct celebrating the upcoming release of the squid-based shooter, Splatoon, has just come to an end. While this title is making a splash exclusively on the Wii U, Nintendo has also revealed New 3DS owners will be able to be as stylish as Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy while out on the streets,...

News: Splatoon Global Testfire Demo Includes Discount For Eager UK Inklings

Splatoon Global Testfire Demo Includes Discount For Eager UK Inklings

Available for as little as £31.49 on the eShop

A "Global Testfire" for the Wii U title Splatoon takes place this weekend, and to celebrate the event Nintendo UK is offering a 10 percent discount for those who download the demo and take part. That means you'll be able to download the full game on May 29th for just £31.49 - a neat saving over the...

News: Mario Kart 8 Passes Five Million Sales and eShop Download Numbers Continue to Rise

Mario Kart 8 Passes Five Million Sales and eShop Download Numbers Continue to Rise

The latest sales figures for the biggest Wii U and 3DS games

Nintendo has today unveiled its annual financial results, which brought higher than expected profits for the company. Various other snippets of information were included in the announcements, including a breakdown of sales numbers for the biggest games on Wii U and 3DS. The most notable...

News: Project Giant Robot Will Be Out Sooner Than You Probably Expect

Project Giant Robot Will Be Out Sooner Than You Probably Expect

Yes, it is still a thing

Remember Project Giant Robot? It was shown off at last year's E3 but has dropped off the radar entirely since then, which has made some - us included - fear for its future. However, Nintendo has outlined its 2015 software plans and Project Giant Robot is still in there - and we may get to play it sooner than you think...

News: Nintendo Suggests That Additional DLC for Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. Will Keep Us Playing

Nintendo Suggests That Additional DLC for Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. Will Keep Us Playing

Hints at more MK8 extras

Nintendo has released its financial results for the past year, which brought stronger profits than expected despite sales being down; the results are testament to a leaner, meaner Nintendo. It's predicting more profits in the coming year, though the 3DS family in particular is expected to decline. Yet in its section...

News: Nintendo Announces Higher Than Expected Profits Despite Missed Sales Targets

Nintendo Announces Higher Than Expected Profits Despite Missed Sales Targets

"A gaming application for smart devices" to help improve revenue

Nintendo has today revealed its financial results for the 2014 / 2015 year, which have delivered profits as expected from its previous projections in its Q3 results. The results are an improvement over the projections previously given, primarily due to yen depreciation and streamlined...

Gallery: Splatoon Development Updates Bring Fashion, amiibo, Game Modes and More Paper

Splatoon Development Updates Bring Fashion, amiibo, Game Modes and More Paper

Let's warm up for Splatoon Direct

It's been over a month since we collated updates from Splatoon Tumblr page, which brings translated snippets of information and colourful screens from the development team in Japan. They always bring us fashion, often include looks at modes and gameplay, while also providing lowdowns on various ink-splatting...