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Video: Get Lost In Space As We Take You Through The Epic Opening Level Of Call Of Duty: Ghosts

Get Lost In Space As We Take You Through The Epic Opening Level Of Call Of Duty: Ghosts

In space, no one can hear you shoot Federation goons

Call of Duty games tend to open with a bit of a bang, and Ghosts is no different. The opening level starts off relaxed enough, with a battle-hardened father regaling his sons with tales of valour, but it soon takes a turn for the worst as an orbital space station starts taking pot-shots at...

News: Call of Duty: Ghosts Wii U Performance Reportedly Drops Below PS3 and 360 Standards

Call of Duty: Ghosts Wii U Performance Reportedly Drops Below PS3 and 360 Standards

Eurogamer's Digital Foundry issues its verdict

Activision's Call of Duty: Ghosts may not have reached the standard series heights with its sales — perhaps due to a combination of wearied franchise veterans, a middling critical reaction and the impending arrival of the One and PS4 — but it's nevertheless one of the biggest releases of the year...

News: Wii Fit U Retail Release Delayed a Week in Europe

Wii Fit U Retail Release Delayed a Week in Europe

A bit of a stretch

Wii Fit U is already available as a free trial on the Wii U eShop, with a synchronised Wii Fit Meter then allowing that download to become a permanent purchase. Naturally Nintendo is accommodating those that prefer a disc copy or didn't pick up the original Wii software and balance board with retail releases, which are due in...

News: WonderFlick Hits iOS and Android This Month, Cross-Platform Saves Should Support Wii U in 2014

WonderFlick Hits iOS and Android This Month, Cross-Platform Saves Should Support Wii U in 2014

In Japan, naturally

Earlier this year we told you about WonderFlick, a new RPG from Level-5 that will be coming to a host of platforms, including smartphones and the Wii U. The unique selling point of this title is an effort to directly correlate and connect progress on smartphones and consoles, with the developer aiming to go "beyond the...

News: Professor Layton's Final Adventure Can't Quite Puzzle Its Way Into UK All-Format Top 10

Professor Layton's Final Adventure Can't Quite Puzzle Its Way Into UK All-Format Top 10

Re-emergence of Mario and Luigi U suggest some bundle sales

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy arrived in Europe last week, bringing a close to that particular part of the franchise, even if Level-5 is continuing the Layton name in other titles. UKIE has now issued its multi-platform chart results and, considering the range of big-name...

Video: This Is Why CoD: Ghosts Is Best on Wii U

This Is Why CoD: Ghosts Is Best on Wii U

On point

'The latest instalment in the phenomenally successful Call of Duty franchise launched earlier this week, and it's probably already broken all sorts of crazy sales records' - is a sentence that you've probably read every year now, since around 2007. Nonetheless, Ghosts is out now for Wii U, and we reckon it's the best version money can buy...

Feature: Why Nintendo Isn't Popular in Poland

Why Nintendo Isn't Popular in Poland

Rob Burgess explains how a country with 40 million people has been missed

Earlier this year we posted an article based on a Nintendo fan's blog, which explained how difficult it was to buy a Wii U in Poland, a large European country. Rob Burgess, the author of that blog, has since written a follow up article in which he explains in a little more...

Video: Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Launch Trailer Shows Off a Range of Events

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Launch Trailer Shows Off a Range of Events

Hot footage, or does it leave you cold?

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games has launched today in Europe, continuing the hugely popular series starring the Nintendo and SEGA mascots. Unlike previous entries that appeared on the Wii and 3DS, this latest entry is only on the Wii U and is setup to utilise the system's various control...

News: Aonuma Keeps Returning To Zelda In The Hope Of Making A Perfect Game

Aonuma Keeps Returning To Zelda In The Hope Of Making A Perfect Game

Perfection is only a Triforce away

Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma exhibits all the traits of a true artist, from a willingness to buck the confines of tradition to the overwhelming desire to branch out into different territory. Now, he has admitted that with every new Zelda adventure, he has been striving to make the perfect video game. In an...

Rumour: Nintendo Is Looking To Release The Wii U In Brazil This Year

Nintendo Is Looking To Release The Wii U In Brazil This Year

High import fees and piracy concerns no longer a problem?

As global as Nintendo is, there are still a number of untapped markets around the world. One of them includes Brazil. Only recently did Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime single out Brazil as an important area of growth for Nintendo’s business future — explaining that the...

News: Super Mario 3D World Director and Producer Discuss Content Choices

Super Mario 3D World Director and Producer Discuss Content Choices

Cats, maps, and the absence of Yoshi

With the release of Super Mario 3D World creeping up on little cat feet, producer Yoshiaki Koizumi and director Kenta Motokura recently sat down with IGN to talk about some of the more noticeable inclusions and omissions in the game. The increasingly iconic Cat Suits were the natural first stop in questioning...

News: Nintendo Releases Handy Wii U Comparison Chart

Nintendo Releases Handy Wii U Comparison Chart

Spot the difference

Since its launch, consumers — and even some retailers — have had trouble differentiating between the Wii U and its older sibling, the Wii. In a move to help consumers clearly distinguish between the two consoles, Nintendo has distributed a comparison chart detailing the different features of the Wii U and the Wii. The...

Video: Watch Japanese Celebrity Aya Ueto Make Cat Noises In These Mario 3D World Commercials

Watch Japanese Celebrity Aya Ueto Make Cat Noises In These Mario 3D World Commercials

Almost too cute

In Japan — just like any other part of the world — famous faces are often rolled out to promote various products or services. For Super Mario 3D World, NCL has selected Japanese singer, actress and all-round personality Aya Ueto to front its TV campaign for the game. She's a good choice; easy on the eye, relatively famous and...

News: Marth Confirmed as the Latest Challenger in Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS

Marth Confirmed as the Latest Challenger in Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS

Emblematic of the growing roster, screens galore inside

Since it was officially unveiled at E3 2013 with a fairly modest roster, Masahiro Sakurai and his team have been gradually expanding the number of playable characters in the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS and, by extension, building hype. Today it's been announced that Marth will be...

News: Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo Discuss Their Involvement with Super Mario 3D World

Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo Discuss Their Involvement with Super Mario 3D World

There's plenty of high notes

In a recent interview with Destructoid, Nintendo composers Mahito Yokota and the legendary Koji Kondo revealed a number of new details regarding their work on upcoming Wii U title, Super Mario 3D World. In terms of how involved each composer has been involved with the game, Yokota acted as sound director and main...