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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...

News: Nintendo Releases New Pikmin 3 DLC in North America

Nintendo Releases New Pikmin 3 DLC in North America

Whittle down your Pikmin reserves with four new missions

Nintendo of America has announced that a second set of downloadable content is now available for Pikmin 3 owners in North America. The pack of four new "Battle Enemies!" missions is available to download from the Wii U eShop for $1.99. One of the stages is free, although you need to receive...

News: Paradise Lost: First Contact Leaves Wii U Stretch Goal Till Last

Paradise Lost: First Contact Leaves Wii U Stretch Goal Till Last

Wii U target is more than three times the initial $70,000 goal

By now we've come to understand that Nintendo's innovations have many developers excited by the possibilities, and many more simply scratching their heads. The Kickstarter project for acclaimed indie game Paradise Lost: First Contact by developer Ashtree Works has left its Wii U port...

News: Pre-Order Super Mario 3D World At GAME And Receive These Purr-fect Gifts

Pre-Order Super Mario 3D World At GAME And Receive These Purr-fect Gifts

This keyring and Cat Sleeve could be yours

GAME has let the cat out of the bag by revealing its pre-order bonus for those looking to purchase Mario's upcoming Wii U adventure, Super Mario 3D World. If you place your order with the retailer you'll bag yourself a keyring featuring Mario's transformation as a cat, which no doubt will claw its way onto...

News: Nintendo Issues Full Statement Regarding Uncensored Lyrics In Wii Karaoke U

Nintendo Issues Full Statement Regarding Uncensored Lyrics In Wii Karaoke U

"Nintendo does not restrict which songs are included in the catalogue"

Last week, we broke the news that Wii Karaoke U contains uncensored versions of songs with offensive lyrics, and that these songs can be downloaded and accessed by anyone using a Wii U console. Nintendo of Europe has now given us an official statement regarding this matter,...

News: Wii Party U and Wii Fit U Deliver Major Increase to Wii U Hardware Sales in Japan

Wii Party U and Wii Fit U Deliver Major Increase to Wii U Hardware Sales in Japan

Pokémon X & Y dominate at number one, of course

The weekly Japanese charts often tell the same story, with the 3DS dominating the hardware scene and, in the recent software stakes, Pokémon X & Y doing the same. Those trends continue this week, but we actually have positive Wii U results to share as well, with Wii Party U and Wii Fit U...

News: Mamma Mia! The Mario & Luigi Wii U Bundle Is Sold Out At Target And GameStop

Mamma Mia! The Mario & Luigi Wii U Bundle Is Sold Out At Target And GameStop

New set flies off shelves in lead up to the holiday season

With the recent influx of new Wii U bundles offering pack-in games such as The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Wii Party U, Just Dance 2014 and Skylanders SWAP Force, it’s clear Nintendo is offering a wide variety of options in order to entice potential customers this holiday season.

News: Packaged Physical Release of Wii Sports Club May Happen

Packaged Physical Release of Wii Sports Club May Happen

Might not be an exclusive digital offering

Nintendo is a smart cookie when it comes to milking franchises. Its products, services, and software regularly offer the perfect balance of new and old. The latest example of this is Wii Sports Club – a digital remake of the original Wii Sports in HD, with online play and Miiverse functionality joining...

News: Satoru Iwata Outlines Wii U Holiday Target Audience and Aim for a "Unique Approach"

Satoru Iwata Outlines Wii U Holiday Target Audience and Aim for a "Unique Approach"

"Imitating others is the kind of reasoning that Nintendo tries to avoid"

Last week Nintendo revealed its Q2 financial results, which delivered a narrow profit but showed a largely downward trend in performance, particularly as the Wii U endured a poor Summer. Nintendo has now released the official translation of the financial results Q & A...

Poll: Is Nintendo's Wii U Advertising and Marketing Doing Enough?

Is Nintendo's Wii U Advertising and Marketing Doing Enough?

It's safe to say the 3DS messaging is doing fine

It's a common refrain for critics of Nintendo to state that it doesn't do marketing well. Some may see adverts featuring celebrities or colourful trailers of smiling children and despair, as there's often a sense that in targeting families and young gamers with much of its advertising the company...

News: Super Mario 3D World Producer Says DLC is Unlikely To Happen

Super Mario 3D World Producer Says DLC is Unlikely To Happen

Title will be largely traditional

Nintendo has experimented with DLC on relatively few occasions, and it doesn’t look like its approach to modern-day gaming will be changing pace anytime soon. In mostly unsurprising news, Super Mario 3D World producer Yoshiaki Koizuma has revealed DLC for the upcoming Wii U title is unlikely to happen. Although...

Video: Nintendo Gets Literal in TV Commercial for Super Mario 3D World

Nintendo Gets Literal in TV Commercial for Super Mario 3D World

Cat outfit with over-sized paws + Wii Remote = many deaths

With Super Mario 3D World now less than a month away from release, it's surely time for Nintendo to crank up the hype machine. As a title aiming to incorporate a range of gamers, its unsurprising that Nintendo of America's recently released TV commercial focuses on the theme of playing the...

News: River City Ransom: Underground Dev Still Wants To Bring The Game To Nintendo Consoles

River City Ransom: Underground Dev Still Wants To Bring The Game To Nintendo Consoles

Smartphones, not so much

Conatus Creative's Kickstarter campaign for a new version of River City Ransom may have surpassed its original funding target, but it failed to meet the stretch goals which would secure a version for consoles — including the Wii U and 3DS. River City Ransom: Underground is only certain for PC, Mac and Linux at present,...

News: Super Mario Bros. 3 Is Leaping To The Wii U And 3DS Virtual Console Services Soon

Super Mario Bros. 3 Is Leaping To The Wii U And 3DS Virtual Console Services Soon

The best NES entry is getting a new lease of life

Not since the movie The Wizard has Super Mario Bros. 3 been played on this many screens. It appears the game often touted as the greatest Super Mario of them all will be headed to the Wii U Virtual Console, as Nintendo’s main website has listed Super Mario Bros. 3 for its flagship system. An...