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Poll: As the PS4 Arrives, What Do You Think of the 'New Gen' Environment for Wii U?

As the PS4 Arrives, What Do You Think of the 'New Gen' Environment for Wii U?

It ain't about 'next-gen' any more

So can everyone stop talking about 'next gen" now, or do we have to wait for the One to complete the Triforce of systems? No doubt there'll still be talk of "next gen" experiences and bickering over resolutions and framerates, all while Mario casually says hi with 3D World. There's arguably a sense that the more...

News: Suda51: "Nintendo Are Always Very Important To Us"

Suda51: "Nintendo Are Always Very Important To Us"

Sees the rise of indie games as the highlight of the current generation

Suda51 (or Goichi Suda as he’s known to his mum), the mastermind behind titles such as No More Heroes, Killer7 and Lollipop Chainsaw, hasn’t released a game on a Nintendo home console since No More Heroes 2 for the Wii in 2010. However, Grasshopper Manufacture’s CEO hasn't...

Talking Point: The Nintendo Network ID Creeps Ever Closer to Being Fit for the Modern Age

The Nintendo Network ID Creeps Ever Closer to Being Fit for the Modern Age

There's still some distance to go

Since the Wii U launched with its shiny new Nintendo Network ID system, we've been both pleased and frustrated with its implementation. The fact it's tied to the home console hardware has led us to be critical, on occasion, to the point where we once rather cruelly equated it to the abomination of its equivalent...

News: Oh Yes, The Mario Galaxy Stage is Confirmed for the New Super Smash Bros.

Oh Yes, The Mario Galaxy Stage is Confirmed for the New Super Smash Bros.

Gosh

Even though its release date isn't set, and that very few people in the world have actually played the games, we're rather hyped about Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS. This anticipation is helped by Masahiro Sakurai's daily image uploads, which we summarise every week to bring some joy to each gloomy Monday. So Smash Bros. is awesome, but...

News: Miyamoto: Nintendo Has Unfinished Business With Super Mario Galaxy Series

Miyamoto: Nintendo Has Unfinished Business With Super Mario Galaxy Series

Release of Super Mario 3D World got in the way

Following on from Super Mario 3D World producer Yoshiaki Koizuma comments about the possibility of the Mario series returning to an open-world style approach if there was enough demand for it, EAD General Manager Shigeru Miyamoto has now assured fans in the latest Iwata Asks Interview that the...

Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 13th November Broadcasts

The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 13th November Broadcasts

Big news for 3DS and a whole load of release dates and details

So, another Nintendo Direct broadcast has come and gone. The reaction online seemed to be, as is now standard, rather mixed. Some have expressed disappointment, while others (such as this writer) thought the broadcasts did a rather good job. Primarily announced as providing details on...

Video: Most Haunted Special With Call Of Duty: Ghosts

Most Haunted Special With Call Of Duty: Ghosts

Derek Acorah investigates

Are we alone? Are there things that happen in this life that cannot be explained without consideration of the paranormal? Are there actually any ghosts in Call of Duty: Ghosts? These are questions that have haunted mankind for decades, but we're here — with the help of acclaimed UK spiritual medium Derek Acorah — to...

News: The Super Mario 3D World Team Discusses Cat and Clone Origins, Multiplayer Dynamics and Its Name

The Super Mario 3D World Team Discusses Cat and Clone Origins, Multiplayer Dynamics and Its Name

"The team had a strong desire from the very start to call it "3D World"

Earlier today we posted a summary of some key points from a recently published Super Mario 3D World Iwata Asks, in which the team discussed camera angles, Rosalina and the desire to feature a large amount of content. The discussion took in plenty of other topics, naturally, as...

Video: Pitching a Wii U to Parents Requires Serious Production Values

Pitching a Wii U to Parents Requires Serious Production Values

Does your Dad say "Bow!"?

With the Holiday shopping season upon us, not to mention the upcoming madness of Black Friday, Nintendo is unleashing a new TV commercial in North America called "The Pitch". It involves two siblings selling the concept of Wii U, Super Mario 3D World and "togetherness"; it's not as dry as it sounds, honest. There's some...

News: Latest Iwata Asks Reveals More on Camera Angles, Rosalina and the Amount of Content in Super Mario 3D World

Latest Iwata Asks Reveals More on Camera Angles, Rosalina and the Amount of Content in Super Mario 3D World

Miyamoto & Co. take Iwata through the warp pipe

Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata exercised his gift of gab yet again in the latest Iwata Asks, this time leaving no koopa shell unturned in a rousing discussion with the developers of Super Mario 3D World. Legendary Nintendo producer Shigeru Miyamoto sat down with his fellow 3D World designers...

Video: This "10 New Things" Super Mario 3D World Trailer Will Push Your Buttons

This "10 New Things" Super Mario 3D World Trailer Will Push Your Buttons

Super is the word

Super Mario 3D World is, based on many written perceptions of Nintendo fans online, a game that becomes increasingly exciting the more it's seen. The initial E3 trailer arguably struggled to prompt much buzz, but recent videos have taken the action up a notch and, in the process, ramped up the hype levels for the plumber's next...

News: System Update Will Allow You To Share eShop Balances Across Wii U And 3DS

System Update Will Allow You To Share eShop Balances Across Wii U And 3DS

The first step towards a single account system?

During today's Nintendo Direct broadcast it was announced that players will be able to combine and share their eShop credit across their 3DS and Wii U systems. By signing into the 3DS with your Nintendo Network ID, you will be able to spend credit you have attached to that account. Likewise, any...

News: Call Of Duty: Ghosts Patch Breaks The Cover Of Darkness On Wii U

Call Of Duty: Ghosts Patch Breaks The Cover Of Darkness On Wii U

Comes armed with minor fixes

Developer Infinity Ward has launched the latest update patch for the recently released Call of Duty: Ghosts. The patch covers all platforms, including the Wii U. The update has given the shooter title improved operations functionality along with some bug fixes. A band-aid has been applied to private match settings,...

News: Ubisoft Launches Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Companion App

Ubisoft Launches Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Companion App

Compatible with the Wii U version

Ubisoft has launched a companion app for its most recent entry in the Assassin's Creed series, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag. The app is available for download on both iOS and Android devices, giving gamers a more immersive experience in Edward Kenway's Caribbean adventure. The second screen has many features...

News: Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida Wants The Wii U To Succeed

Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida Wants The Wii U To Succeed

So much so, he's bought two of them

We've known that Sony's Shuhei Yoshida is a fan of the Wii U for some time — he has previously revealed that he owns Nintendo's current home console — but in a chat with IGN's Greg Miller, he has spoken a little more of his desire to see the console become a success. During the interview, Yoshida mentioned...

News: Wii Fit U Update Resolves Data Transfer Issues

Wii Fit U Update Resolves Data Transfer Issues

Fixes 'lock up' issue

Last week we reported that some players were experiencing lock ups in Wii Fit U when attempting to transfer save data from either Wii Fit or Wii Fit Plus. Nintendo quickly issued a manual solution to resolve the problem, which involved deleting Mii characters in the Wii U Mii Maker, along with any transfer data. Fortuna

News: Classic And Modern Skins Pack Now Available In Batman: Arkham Origins

Classic And Modern Skins Pack Now Available In Batman: Arkham Origins

Style your Batman

Protectors of the Wii U version of Gotham City will be able to continue their fight against crime with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today releasing the New Millennium Skins Pack for Batman: Arkham Origins. The pack can now be purchased from the eShop for US$3.99 — $1 less than on PS3 and Xbox 360 — and will be...

Video: Ubisoft Unveils Illuminating New Child of Light Walkthrough Footage

Ubisoft Unveils Illuminating New Child of Light Walkthrough Footage

More than just a pretty face?

One of two new UbiART titles announced by Ubisoft just a few months ago, Child of Light caught the attention of the public with a whimsical style that stepped away from the outright zaniness of the celebrated frameworks' counterpart; Rayman Legends. Today we've been treated to a video demo of the game's mechanics, and...

News: Nintendo of America Confirms Details for Mario & Sonic Winter Olympics Remote Plus Bundle

Nintendo of America Confirms Details for Mario & Sonic Winter Olympics Remote Plus Bundle

Just an extra $10 for the controller

Already released in Europe, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games arrives in North America on 15th November. Nintendo of America has taken the opportunity to officially confirm the Wii Remote Plus bundle offering in the region, a product that various retailers had listed in recent weeks. For a...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Resilience Against Wii U Criticism Emphasizes Its Longevity

Nintendo's Resilience Against Wii U Criticism Emphasizes Its Longevity

As the critics attack, Satoru Iwata simply looks ahead

It's been, overall, a tough couple of weeks for the Wii U's image in the online land of gaming enthusiasts. The focused attention of many outlets is, unsurprisingly and quite correctly, on the upcoming launches of the PS4 and the Xbox One, with Super Mario 3D World just about grabbing some...