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News: Nintendo Marketing Boss Says amiibo Expectations "Have Been Smashed", and Aims to Improve Stock Supplies 

Nintendo Marketing Boss Says amiibo Expectations "Have Been Smashed", and Aims to Improve Stock Supplies 

"We hope to be able to do a better job of satisfying these needs"

The life of an amiibo collector isn't easy - getting some of the figures is simple enough, especially if you're not picky, but when it comes down to grabbing specific and less common toys the going gets rather tough. Pre-orders sell-out in minutes and can often be left unfulfilled,...

Video: Here's Our Own Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 Showcase

Here's Our Own Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 Showcase

The Return of Baby Park

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines....again! The second DLC pack for Mario Kart 8 is here and it is a must-buy piece of downloadable content if ever there were one. Even if Animal Crossing isn't your cup of tea, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about this pack. How about another F-Zero track? Is Dry Bowser...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops III "Ember" Tease Sets a Futuristic Scene Ahead of Full Reveal

Call of Duty: Black Ops III "Ember" Tease Sets a Futuristic Scene Ahead of Full Reveal

Deus Duty

It's Spring-time, which means the inevitable limbo that comes with a new Call of Duty release; the Wii U had two CoD games in a row before missing out on the most-recent entry. Now we have Black Ops III on the way, and the presence of a Nintendo Network ID registration option on the franchise website has sparked rumours that the latest...

Live: Nintendo UK Shows Off Mario Kart 8 DLC and 200cc Mode

Nintendo UK Shows Off Mario Kart 8 DLC and 200cc Mode

Remember to brake

As this is Mario Kart 8 day, in particular thanks to the free 200cc mode and the Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 pack, we thought we'd share yet another opportunity to check it out. Nintendo UK is running a live stream from 5pm to 6pm local time, which will be showing off the new tracks and 200cc mode. If you haven't yet had a...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 24th April

Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 24th April

This one's for the West

With its arrival in Japan less than a week away, Xenoblade Chronicles X is a hot topic for RPG fans in the West that are keen to take on Monolith Soft's latest creation. The exciting news is that a Nintendo Direct focused on the game is airing very soon, as confirmed by Nintendo of America. It'll be broadcast on Friday 24th...

Gallery: Get Hot Under the Collar in the Continent Of Black Steel in Xenoblade Chronicles X

Get Hot Under the Collar in the Continent Of Black Steel in Xenoblade Chronicles X

Is it warm in here?

If you're a Wii U owner in Japan with any affection at all for RPGs, we suspect Xenoblade Chronicles X by Monolith Soft is pinging rather loudly on your radar. The huge adventure arrives in Japan on 29th April, less than a week from today, leaving those of us in the West a tad jealous. A benefit of the upcoming release is the...

News: Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Available to Download Right Now

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Available to Download Right Now

Rev up the engines

The time is here, with the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 and software update now available to download; if you try and fire up your copy of the game it should automatically trigger a download update. Once that's done you can open up the game and set the DLC downloading - when that's finished you have various delights waiting for you...

News: Girls Mode 3 Struts to Number One in Japan, Though Hardware Sales Stumble Again

Girls Mode 3 Struts to Number One in Japan, Though Hardware Sales Stumble Again

Worth it for the Kirby bag

It's easy to be dismissive of Style Savvy / New Style Boutique, with its focus on fashion, designer coffees and neat apartments, but it's a rather fun and entertaining title on the 3DS. The release of the latest entry in Japan has given some life to the country's charts this week, too, though overall sales are still...

News: Legend of Kay Anniversary Set for Budget Retail Release on Wii U This Summer

Legend of Kay Anniversary Set for Budget Retail Release on Wii U This Summer

As little as $19.99 on some platforms

It's been known for quite some time that Legend of Kay Anniversary is coming to the Wii U and a host of platforms, and publisher Nordic Games has today confirmed a Summer arrival, though stopped short of giving exact dates. In addition to Wii U it'll be released on PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Mac; intriguingly...

News: Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Now Available for Pre-Order on the Nintendo UK Store

Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Now Available for Pre-Order on the Nintendo UK Store

You'd better be quick!

We've seen lots of delightful amiibo over the past few months from the Super Smash Bros. and Mario Party ranges, however it's the yarn Yoshi amiibo figurines which tie in with the release of Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U which really seem to be exciting collectors at the moment. They're amiibo made of wool and ridiculously...

News: Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem’s Character Designer Speaks Of New Challenge

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem’s Character Designer Speaks Of New Challenge

Toi8 Tackles New Crossover

World renowned character designer, toi8, takes to Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem's Official Blog to share a little more about himself. We all know and love him for his work on hack//The Movie and Chain Chronicle movie, but did you know that working for Nintendo has been a huge dream of his? "As part of the generation...

News: Famitsu Unleashes Xenoblade Chronicles X Score

Famitsu Unleashes Xenoblade Chronicles X Score

Famitsu Dolls Itself Up

It's finally here guys, and we couldn't be more enthusiastic. Monolith Soft and Nintendo have been drip feeding its fans for months now, with screenshots, soundtrack teasers, and even a brand new story trailer, but as the Japanese release is fast approaching, the Famitsu Scores are in. World renowned gaming magazine Famitsu...

News: Splatoon Creation Was Inspired by Rare's Perfect Dark

Splatoon Creation Was Inspired by Rare's Perfect Dark

Making something fun, new, different and not a shooter

As the release date for Nintendo's colourful multiplayer ink-em-up Splatoon draws ever closer, we're starting to get more and more insights into the rationale behind the development of the game. GamesRadar+ recently interviewed Producer Hisashi Nogami and it turns out that Rare's classic N64 FPS...

News: Sonic Boom Was Originally Called Sonic Synergy, Alternative Character Designs Emerge

Sonic Boom Was Originally Called Sonic Synergy, Alternative Character Designs Emerge

Game would likely have still been a bit pants

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal are unlikely to be talked of fondly in years to come, which is a pity for the slightly more competent 3DS title. Rise of Lyric on Wii U, however, was particularly poorly received, from the character designs down to the gameplay, but most...

Video: New Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Goes Big on Drama, Plot and Battles

New Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Goes Big on Drama, Plot and Battles

Cat also sighted

It pains us to say it, with pangs of jealousy that are almost overwhelming, but Xenoblade Chronicles X arrives in Japan very soon. The sizeable adventure will bring the series into a new setting and with a host of fresh systems and mechanics, all in lovely HD. With release approaching Nintendo has unleashed another video to show it...

News: Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle Confirmed for PAL Regions, Arrives In Australia and New Zealand 30th May

Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle Confirmed for PAL Regions, Arrives In Australia and New Zealand 30th May

Launches in Europe on 19th June

Following the North American confirmation, Nintendo has revealed Australia, New Zealand and Europe will also receive a special hardware bundle to celebrate next month's release of team-based squid shooter, Splatoon, on the Wii U. Launching 30th May in Australia and New Zealand alongside the game's release, the...

News: Challenge Mode to Accompany Shovel Knight's Plague of Shadows Update

Challenge Mode to Accompany Shovel Knight's Plague of Shadows Update

Japanese localization also on the way!

As exceedingly rad as Shovel Knight is, the radness velocity only climbs upon the realization that Yacht Club Games is still digging up free add-ons, updates and treats that will keep the game fresh for quite some time. We previously learned that the Plague of Shadows expansion is on its way, but Yacht Club has...

Video: Nintendo Inks In 'Claim Your Turf' Marketing Campaign With New Commercial

Nintendo Inks In 'Claim Your Turf' Marketing Campaign With New Commercial

Pre-orders now open for Splatoon Wii U hardware bundle, too

With its release due on 29th May, we can expect Nintendo to ramp up its efforts in turning Splatoon into a big hit for the Wii U. Nintendo of America has taken its chance today to kick off its efforts, just recently announcing a Splatoon Wii U hardware bundle exclusive to Best Buy in North...

News: Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations Heading to Wii U and 3DS This Fall

Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations Heading to Wii U and 3DS This Fall

It's all going 3D

Adventure Time, the quirky show with fans of various ages, hasn't been short of video games to spread its brand. Nintendo systems have benefited from these titles, too, with the Wii U and 3DS being rather well served. It's not surprising, then, that another is on the way this Autumn / Fall - Adventure Time: Finn and Jake...

Video: Go Beyond The Beards With This Behind The Scenes Look At Guitar Hero Live

Go Beyond The Beards With This Behind The Scenes Look At Guitar Hero Live

FreeStyleGames opens its doors

Activision is relaunching its famous Guitar Hero brand as Guitar Hero Live, a game which not only offers a new-look controller but also focuses on using live-action footage to deliver a more immersive experience. It's coming to the Wii U - as well as other formats - this year. FreeStyleGames is the studio in charge,...

News: Space Hulk Will Be Docking With The Wii U eShop On May 2nd

Space Hulk Will Be Docking With The Wii U eShop On May 2nd

Stealer's Kiss

Turn-based tactical strategy game Space Hulk will be hitting the North American Wii U eShop on May 2nd. Based on the Games Workshop board game, Space Hulk sees you taking control of a team of Space Marine Terminators tasked with boarding derelict spaceships and ridding them of the alien Genestealer menace contained within. The...

News: Best Buy Nabs Exclusive Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle in North America

Best Buy Nabs Exclusive Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bundle in North America

Costs $299.99 and also includes Nintendo Land

Splatoon is the next major Wii U retail release on the way from Nintendo, arriving in Europe and North America on 29th May - the latter region now has a confirmed Wii U hardware bundle to look forward to, as Nintendo aims to convert hype around the colourful shooter into some additional system sales...