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News: New Mario Kart 8 Screenshots Power-Slide Into View

New Mario Kart 8 Screenshots Power-Slide Into View

7 new screenshots to whet your appetite

What a day it has been for Mario Kart 8 news! If you missed the surprise Nintendo Direct broadcast earlier today, we've got you covered. What we didn't have space to show you in our monster round-up was some new screenshots which Nintendo released today. These show off new items such as the Super Horn and the...

News: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Comes To Wii U But Not Wii

Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Comes To Wii U But Not Wii

All the details inside

Disney Infinity has done impressively this year. From a standing start it sliced a sizeable portion of the toy-meets-video-game market for itself. While some would suggest this was predictable with such a rich array of household favourite characters to draw on, Avalanche Software still needed to execute an enjoyable game that...

Feature: All the Important Details From the Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Direct Broadcasts

All the Important Details From the Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Direct Broadcasts

A perfect boost

Nintendo has pulled another Nintendo Direct rabbit out of the hat with its Mario Kart 8 videos, which were released straight onto YouTube. There were subtle regional differences, including the range of titles available in the undoubtedly attractive free Wii U game Club Nintendo promotion, while the North American broadcast had a...

News: Mario Kart 8 Club Nintendo Promotion Offers a Free Wii U Game

Mario Kart 8 Club Nintendo Promotion Offers a Free Wii U Game

Choice of 10 in Europe, 4 in North America

After what were undoubtedly constant requests from fans — referenced directly by Satoru Iwata — Nintendo has unleashed new Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Direct broadcasts to reveal more about the upcoming Wii U blockbuster. Though regional variations were generally minor, there were subtle differences such as a...

News: North American Wii U Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set Bundle Races Into View

North American Wii U Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set Bundle Races Into View

Could this be the Best Buy for US gamers?

We've already seen the Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundles for Europe and very nice they are too. Of course North America is not to be outdone and retailer Best Buy is currently accepting preorders for the Wii U Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set — as seen above — for the attractive price of $329.99. As well as including...

Exclusive: Opposable Games On Bringing Second-Screen Tactical Action To The Wii U With Salvaged

Opposable Games On Bringing Second-Screen Tactical Action To The Wii U With Salvaged

"Wii U is the perfect fit for the game"

UK-based indie studio Opposable Games has just confirmed that it is planning to bring its unique real time, second-screen strategy title Salvaged to the Wii U eShop, should the game successfully reach its Kickstarter goal of $125,000. We caught up with Design Director James Parker to chat about the...

Video: Behold The Difference Between Skylanders Trap Team On Wii And Wii U

Behold The Difference Between Skylanders Trap Team On Wii And Wii U

Compare and contrast

With Skylanders Trap Team being developed by lead developer Toys for Bob on the Wii and Beenox on the Wii U, choosing the best platform to play it on just got a little harder. Stepping into the breach with more Skylanders Trap Team videos are Family Gamer TV. Here, they compare the visual fidelity of different generations of...

News: Chasing Aurora Dev Is Considering Bringing Semi-Sequel Secrets of Raetikon To Wii U

Chasing Aurora Dev Is Considering Bringing Semi-Sequel Secrets of Raetikon To Wii U

"Porting it to Wii U should be rather straight forward"

Chasing Aurora was one of the Wii U's most interesting and unique launch titles, and when developer Broken Rules confirmed that it was working on a spiritual sequel, many Nintendo fans hoped that they'd get to play it. However, amid comments from the studio that Chasing Aurora didn't meet...

Weirdness: Best Buy Offers "Gas Cash" Promotion for Mario Kart 8

Best Buy Offers "Gas Cash" Promotion for Mario Kart 8

$10 of real-life gasoline to "rev up your Kart"

According to this site linked to Best Buy's Mario Kart 8 page, the company has an interesting promotion for customers in the United States. If you pre-order and purchase Mario Kart 8 at your local Best Buy, you'll get $10 in "gas cash" to fuel your real-life ride using a special code online. Specific...

News: Greninja Strikes a Pose in These Super Smash Bros. Screens

Greninja Strikes a Pose in These Super Smash Bros. Screens

A new threat

Not so long ago we shared some Zero Suit Samus Super Smash Bros. Screens that had been posted on the hugely popular Super Smash Bros. Facebook page, which showed the new challenger busting out a few moves. The page has now weighed in with some entertaining screens for newcomer Greninja, a surprise announcement in the recent Super Smash...

News: Nintendo To Market Mario Kart 8 Through The End Of The Year

Nintendo To Market Mario Kart 8 Through The End Of The Year

Year of the Mario Kart

Nintendo UK has announced that the company's marketing campaign for Mario Kart 8 will run throughout the remainder of this year. A social media programme is already underway, which is designed to evoke old-school Mario Kart nostalgia; this will lead up to TV and online marketing campaigns that will launch when the game is...

News: Masahiro Sakurai's Latest Super Smash Bros. Screen is for All You Mega Man Fans

Masahiro Sakurai's Latest Super Smash Bros. Screen is for All You Mega Man Fans

"The Mega Man legends, united"

Final Smash Attacks aren't just powerful moves to obliterate enemies, but also shameless, glorious fan service — perhaps that's part of the reason why we loved them so much in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Whether an insane charge shot from Samus or a hulking great Landmaster for Fox, they stick in the mind. Masahiro...

News: Amazon Comes in Low With Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle Price, Awesome GamePad Skins on the Way

Amazon Comes in Low With Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle Price, Awesome GamePad Skins on the Way

Nintendo UK store has impressive Mario Kart 8 bundles, too

You may have already seen the news that Nintendo of Europe has confirmed the Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack – Special Edition Wii U Hardware Bundle for the region, and we expect that a North American announcement is just a matter of time. As anticipated it's a 32GB system with a disc copy of...

News: Nintendo Confirms The Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack – Special Edition Wii U Hardware Bundle

Nintendo Confirms The Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack – Special Edition Wii U Hardware Bundle

Peach and Yoshi Wii Remote Plus controllers coming to Europe, too

Update: Nintendo of Australia has now confirmed the Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack – Special Edition bundle, with the same details; it's stated the recommended retail price in the region will be AU$429.95. Original Article: Not so long ago there was a rumour of a Mario Kart 8 Wii U...

News: Multiplayer Sci-Fi Alien Shooter Hive Jump Coming to Wii U

Multiplayer Sci-Fi Alien Shooter Hive Jump Coming to Wii U

Not for the faint hearted

Undoubtedly drawing inspiration from classic sci-fl horror flicks such as Ridley Scott’s Alien, indie game developer Graphite Labs has revealed via Twitter that it will be bringing its own video game adaption of this classic genre to the Wii U. Thanks to Nintendo’s “open arms” towards indie development, Hive Jump...

News: German Ratings Board Leaks Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition for Wii U and 3DS

German Ratings Board Leaks Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition for Wii U and 3DS

An out of this world announcement!

The wonderfully-named Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle, Germany's software ratings board, has leaked ratings for Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition, a re-release of French designer Éric Chahi's iconic 1991 action-platforming title ("23rd Anniversary Edition" doesn't have quite the same ring to it)...

News: Latest Project CARS Trailer Shows Off Stunning In-game Footage, Locks In November 2014 Release

Latest Project CARS Trailer Shows Off Stunning In-game Footage, Locks In November 2014 Release

This racing sim can't come soon enough for Wii U motoring euthusiasts

Touted as a serious contender to the likes of Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo series, and the Microsoft Xbox-exclusive – Forza Motorsport, Slightly Mad Studios’ Project CARS aims to be the most authentic, beautiful and technically-advanced racing game ever released. It’s...

Talking Point: Nintendo Must Take Careful Steps Into Paid DLC and Free-to-Play

Nintendo Must Take Careful Steps Into Paid DLC and Free-to-Play

The balance seems reasonable, so far

As more first-party games arrive on the Wii U and 3DS, we may need to stop thinking of paid DLC and free-to-play models as exotic rarities on Nintendo systems. To an extent they still are, in that there's a degree of surprise whenever either emerges in a Nintendo title, but it's quickly becoming the norm, with...

News: Yo-kai Watch Returns to the Japanese Chart Summit as Hardware Sales Dip Again

Yo-kai Watch Returns to the Japanese Chart Summit as Hardware Sales Dip Again

3DS systems reclaim number one spot

It's been a tough month in the Japanese charts, with few notable winners setting the tills alight. This week continues that trend, though it brings good news for Level-5 and a return to the top for the 3DS systems. On the software side of things it was a quiet week, with new entries to the charts failing to shift...

News: Miiverse Update Imposes Restrictions on Posting Comments

Miiverse Update Imposes Restrictions on Posting Comments

Mario says it's not a chat room, right?

Nintendo has today announced a fresh update for Miiverse across the web and Wii U / 3DS versions. The positive change is that the web version will now have the same community search functionality as the console equivalent, as well as a "Posts from Verified Users" tab that acts as a shortcut to authorised...

News: Bandai Namco Announces Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 for Wii U and 3DS

Bandai Namco Announces Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 for Wii U and 3DS

Pac Attack!

Hot on the heels of last year's Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures based on the television show of the same name, Bandai Namco has revealed an announcement trailer for Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2, set for release this year on Wii U, 3DS, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. If you've ever wanted to see Pac-Man skyboarding, you're in...