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News: Zen Studios States That Wii U Pinball News is "Coming Soon"

Zen Studios States That Wii U Pinball News is "Coming Soon"

Tells us it remains "committed to supporting players on Wii U"

Last week we were pointed to the Zen Studios forums, in which a few disgruntled gamers voiced unhappiness at a perceived falling away of support for Wii U, especially with a succession of pinball releases and DLC initially skipping Nintendo's system. An administrator on the thread stated...

News: Mii Mascot Outfits Shown Off for Super Smash Bros., as Sakurai-san Teases Meta Knight

Mii Mascot Outfits Shown Off for Super Smash Bros., as Sakurai-san Teases Meta Knight

It's either a hint or gentle trolling

Meta Knight was a somewhat divisive character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as he was so proficient in aerial combat, and so deadly with very little effort, that he was actually banned from competitive tournaments. A favourite of button mashers not actually sure of what they're doing, his absence so far from the...

Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perfect For Summer - Community Choices

Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perfect For Summer - Community Choices

Games you're playing in this sunny season

Earlier this Summer we brought you two top 10 Wii U and 3DS game lists for the season, one for retail titles and another for eShop releases. We also promised to take your suggestions from the comments in those articles for a community list; so here we are. Naturally we've only picked 10, five for Wii U and...

News: Die Rise Could Arrive in Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Wii U After Mystery Menu Appearance

Die Rise Could Arrive in Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Wii U After Mystery Menu Appearance

You can see it, but can't play it

Update: This stage has now been removed from view, thanks NPaonessa. Original Article: Though the latest entry in the Call of Duty Series — Advanced Warfare — is yet to be confirmed for Wii U, there's still a small but dedicated group of players seemingly enjoying the franchise on Nintendo's system. For those...

Video: Take Another Look at Ganondorf and Adventure Mode In Hyrule Warriors

Take Another Look at Ganondorf and Adventure Mode In Hyrule Warriors

Ganondorf's a bit of a smirker

Koei Tecmo and Nintendo are gradually moving beyond the stage of near-constant reveals for Hyrule Warriors, and on to slightly more reserved pre-launch hype. In a notable change to various sections on the official website there are no longer any "Coming Soon" boxes to tease us, but in their place final pre-launch...

News: Wii U Owners Finally Get The Nuketown 2025 Map For Call Of Duty: Black Ops II

Wii U Owners Finally Get The Nuketown 2025 Map For Call Of Duty: Black Ops II

Better late than never?

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is old news to most gamers now — it was a launch title for Nintendo's current home console back in 2012 — but Activision has only just gotten around to granting Wii U owners access to the fan-favourite Nuketown 2025 multiplayer map. The map has been available on other systems for ages, and many...

News: SNES Classic Cybernator Is Suiting Up For An Assault On The Wii U Virtual Console Tomorrow

SNES Classic Cybernator Is Suiting Up For An Assault On The Wii U Virtual Console Tomorrow

In North America, that is

The SNES was a system which was lucky enough to enjoy amazing support from the best publishers and developers of its era, and one of the console's best third-party releases is set to stomp its way to the North American Virtual Console tomorrow. Cybernator — also known as Assault Suit Valken in Japan — was launched by...

News: Nintendo Hardware and Exclusives Hold Firm at Top of Japanese Charts

Nintendo Hardware and Exclusives Hold Firm at Top of Japanese Charts

3DS and Wii U see small increases

It's Media Create Japanese chart results time, once again, and they continue the usual trends — though there are a few talking points to consider. In terms of software, the two iterations of Yokai Watch 2 had another dominant week, now just one week away — in all likelihood — from passing two million physical...

News: Mario Kart 8 Update & DLC Scheduled for 27th August

Mario Kart 8 Update & DLC Scheduled for 27th August

Finally stop selecting "View Highlights" by mistake

Update 2: This update and DLC has now been confirmed in North America, with Super Mario Kart now also available on the Wii U eShop. Update: This update has now also been confirmed for 27th August in Europe. Original Story: Nintendo has updated its Japanese website with the following details...

Feature: Hyrule Warriors - Everything We Know So Far

Hyrule Warriors - Everything We Know So Far

Hacking and slashing up the details

Hyrule Warriors is the next major release on Wii U, with Nintendo no doubt hopeful that it'll kickstart a sustained period of solid sales for the home console, with subsequent months also bringing a variety of major releases. It's also the first high-profile and direct crossover for the Zelda franchise — aside...

News: Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Evil, But It's Not Coming To Wii U

Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Evil, But It's Not Coming To Wii U

Headed to PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Capcom has confirmed that it is producing a HD remaster of the 2002 GameCube Resident Evil remake, and that the title won't be coming to the Wii U despite previously being a Nintendo exclusive. Set for digital launch next year, this new version of Resident Evil is coming to PC,...

News: Hyrule Warriors DLC Floodgates Opened with Alternate Costume Packs

Hyrule Warriors DLC Floodgates Opened with Alternate Costume Packs

Costumes we've seen may not be free

The recent Hyrule Warriors Direct brought a lot of details over into western territories, and there were some slices of new localised information to take in. Nintendo announced that the alternate costumes it has been showcasing in Japan for Link and Zelda would not be standard unlockables within the game –...

News: Hyrule Warriors Direct Reveals New Items and Character Progression Information

Hyrule Warriors Direct Reveals New Items and Character Progression Information

Chain Chomp! Badges! More!

As you may have seen, Nintendo has served up a 26 minute Hyrule Warriors Direct, which provided some useful localised information ahead of its September release in the West. A variety of details were given, some integral to gameplay and others simply a bit of fun. Pleasingly, we saw more of the character levelling and...

News: Ganondorf Confirmed as a Playable Character in Hyrule Warriors

Ganondorf Confirmed as a Playable Character in Hyrule Warriors

Ghirahim and Zant also playable

Nintendo has concluded its Hyrule Warriors Direct, and a few snippets of new information were revealed. A major announcement saved for the end was Ganondorf; he's not just a villain in the game, but will also be playable. He looked pretty powerful in the reveal footage, dishing out meaty blows with his Great Sword...

News: Wii U System Update 5.1.1 is Now Available

Wii U System Update 5.1.1 is Now Available

Minor enhancements and stability ahoy!

Just a short amount of time ahead of a Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct and in the midst of Nintendo Network maintenance, Nintendo has released a system update for the Wii U; version 5.1.1 is now available in Europe and North America, and appears to be one of those lovely stability updates. It's a small...

News: Link, Zelda, and Lana Show Their Moves in New Hyrule Warriors Trailers

Link, Zelda, and Lana Show Their Moves in New Hyrule Warriors Trailers

Faron PUNCH

Another day, another recommended daily allowance of Hyrule Warriors goodness to be taken with meals. The folks at Koei Tecmo have given its fans three more videos to gawp at, and with just ten days until the Japanese release and the imminent Nintendo Direct focused entirely on the upcoming title, it would naturally be assumed that new...

News: Nintendo Network Maintenance Scheduled For Just Before The Hyrule Warriors Direct

Nintendo Network Maintenance Scheduled For Just Before The Hyrule Warriors Direct

Is Nintendo planning something extra for today?

Earlier this year Nintendo dropped its regular Nintendo Network maintenance slots in favour of ad-hoc arrangements, but the latest confirmed work has caught our attention. It takes place today, and concludes just one hour before the upcoming Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct; the two may not end up being...

News: Nintendo Life Set To Host Mario Kart 8 Tournament at EGX London 2014

Nintendo Life Set To Host Mario Kart 8 Tournament at EGX London 2014

A year's worth of games and more up for grabs

As you may have noticed, in recent weeks we've run a couple of Mario Kart 8 tournaments for UK gamers, with eShop funds up for grabs. These have been in partnership with the Official Nintendo UK Online Store and have attracted hundreds of players. We're now stepping things up a notch with the Mario...