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News: Crowdfunding Campaign For Paradise Lost: First Contact Includes Wii U Stretch Goal

Crowdfunding Campaign For Paradise Lost: First Contact Includes Wii U Stretch Goal

Alien life-form is found

A Kickstarter campaign has crash landed for extraterrestrial stealth-puzzler title Paradise Lost: First Contact, currently seeking $70,000 to gain funding for development. A Wii U version could possibly be in the works if it meets its staggering stretch goal of $250,000 by 1st December. Set in a bio-engineering facility,...

News: Wii Karaoke U Doesn't Censor Explicit Lyrics

Wii Karaoke U Doesn't Censor Explicit Lyrics

Cover your eyes and ears, kiddies

This morning, we reported that Nintendo had disabled Swapnote's SpotPass functionality due to safety concerns. The Japanese giant is clearly mindful of its younger fans, but doesn't seem to have checked the kind of songs which are available through Wii Karaoke U. We've discovered that the Wii U title grants...

Video: Bet You Wish You Were Talented Enough To Build This Awesome Zelda Sandcastle

Bet You Wish You Were Talented Enough To Build This Awesome Zelda Sandcastle

A sandy work of art

The recent release of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD was pretty big deal for Nintendo, and the company celebrated the event in the most logical way possible: it commissioned some artists to construct a massive sandcastle based on one of the game's locations. You can watch the building of this amazing sculpture below, and...

Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS Games To Play This Halloween

Ten Wii U and 3DS Games To Play This Halloween

Zombies, vampires, desolation, isolation and all that good stuff

It's that night, dear readers, when ghouls and monsters emerge from their pits of despair to torment the living. Or, another way of looking at it, children in rather inexpensive outfits come out to threaten adults with a good egging if they don't hand over sweets and candies. What a...

News: Satoru Iwata Emphasizes "An Opportunity" for the Wii U This Holiday Season

Satoru Iwata Emphasizes "An Opportunity" for the Wii U This Holiday Season

The importance of variety

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Wii U once again served up the most damaging headlines from Nintendo's Q2 financial results. From 1st July to 30th September just 300,000 units were sold worldwide, adding to the Q1 results to account for 460,000 console sales in six months. Despite these figures Nintendo is standing by its...

News: Just Dance And Skylanders Wii U Bundles Coming To Australia And New Zealand

Just Dance And Skylanders Wii U Bundles Coming To Australia And New Zealand

Mario & Luigi Premium Pack also on the way Down Under

Australia and New Zealand may have missed out on the limited edition Zelda-themed Wii U bundle, but that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. Nintendo Australia has today announced it will bulk up its Wii U offerings with two new value packs - just in time for the holiday period. Consumers who...

News: These Wii U Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Screenshots Look Very Pretty Indeed

These Wii U Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Screenshots Look Very Pretty Indeed

Yarr, it looks to be a decent Port!

By now, we're used to publishers being coy when it comes to showing off their Wii U versions of multiplatform games. More often than not, we won't actually get to see Wii U-specific footage or screenshots until the day of launch, when the community gets its hands on the game. Silence is deafening, as they say, and...

News: Male Wii Fit Trainer Revealed as Latest Smash Bros. Challenger

Male Wii Fit Trainer Revealed as Latest Smash Bros. Challenger

He should Fit right in

Back at E3 2013, it was revealed that the female Wii Fit Trainer would be a playable character in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It looks like she'll be in good company; series producer Masahiro Sakurai sent a post to Miiverse earlier today, indicating that her male counterpart would indeed be...

News: EA's Financial Figures Reveal Dismal Wii U Software Sales

EA's Financial Figures Reveal Dismal Wii U Software Sales

Wii not so great, either

Although EA has received much criticism for its poor support of the Wii U in recent times, it appears to make sense to the video game giant from a business perspective. EA’s decision to abandon Nintendo’s current generation home console has been validated with its most recent financial figures, which reveal that just...

News: Pokémon X & Y Reign Supreme in Japan Once Again, Though the Wii U and Sonic Endure Tough Times

Pokémon X & Y Reign Supreme in Japan Once Again, Though the Wii U and Sonic Endure Tough Times

The games are coming, the games are coming, the games...

Thanks to the lovely people at Media Create, we have our weekly dose of Japanese game charts to enjoy. In recent times it's been less about what's number one, but by how much it's dominating, and that applies to software and hardware. In the software stakes, Pokémon X & Y maintains its...

Video: Here's Five Levels Of Super Mario 3D Multiplayer Mayhem For Your Delectation

Here's Five Levels Of Super Mario 3D Multiplayer Mayhem For Your Delectation

Too cool for cats

Super Mario 3D World will be with us in time for Christmas and is sure to top the wish list of many a Wii U owner. We've been lucky enough to spend some quality time with the game and have put together this wacky multiplayer video which highlights five of the game's inventive and action-packed levels. Tom, Ant and Damo are the...

News: F1 Race Stars Aims To Scratch Your Mario Kart Itch On Wii U This Christmas

F1 Race Stars Aims To Scratch Your Mario Kart Itch On Wii U This Christmas

Cartoon racer is exclusive to the eShop in Europe and North America

Codemasters has revealed that F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition will be racing onto the Wii U eShop this December in both Europe and North America. The title was announced many months ago and was assumed to be getting a retail release, but it then mysteriously dropped off the radar...

Feature: Where Is Your Wii Balance Board?

Where Is Your Wii Balance Board?

Time to dust off that slab of plastic in preparation for Wii Fit U

Wii Fit U's special trial deal begins this Friday, and will no doubt trigger a fitness frenzy amongst flabby Wii U owners all over the globe. However, a lot of time has elapsed between the incredible popularity of the Wii original and the launch of this new title, and like so many...

News: Nintendo Financial Reports Bring Minor Profit, 3DS Success and More Wii U Struggles

Nintendo Financial Reports Bring Minor Profit, 3DS Success and More Wii U Struggles

PAL regions a key weak point in Wii U hardware sales

Earlier this year Nintendo revealed its Q1 financial results, in which it was able to report a net profit despite operating losses — value of the Yen and the mysteries of accounting allowed for a positive overall result. The trends largely continue with today's Q2 results (which also include...

Video: BloodBath Gets Gory in New Trailer

BloodBath Gets Gory in New Trailer

Due in November

During the summer we brought you the news that BloodBath is coming to the Wii U, a Hack'n'Slash title that pitches half a dozen gladiators against each other in multiple arenas. The trailer available at the time was from way back in September 2012, and all we really knew about the game was its setting — "a dystopian future where...

Feature: The Madness That Is Super Mario 3D World's Multiplayer Mode

The Madness That Is Super Mario 3D World's Multiplayer Mode

One crown to rule them all

In this personal reminiscence, Martin Watts describes his experience of playing Super Mario 3D World in multiplayer, and how it exposes our greatest flaws of character... Last week, Features Editor Thomas Whitehead and I were invited along to Nintendo UK's offices for a bit of hands-on time with one of Nintendo's most...

Video: Comedian Wayne Brady Gets a Tad Excited About Wii Party U

Comedian Wayne Brady Gets a Tad Excited About Wii Party U

The rap has potential

Wii Party U is good, harmless, silly fun, or at least that's what we think. Nintendo wants lots of people to think that, of course, and while Nintendo UK released a trailer featuring Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, Nintendo of America has been utilising the comedic talents of Wayne Brady for much of its publicity. He's been...

News: Wii U Players Won't Be Able To Join A Clan In Call Of Duty: Ghosts

Wii U Players Won't Be Able To Join A Clan In Call Of Duty: Ghosts

Not quite a band of brothers

Call of Duty: Ghosts will be rocking a new clan system when it launches soon, allowing fans to form cross-platform battle groups for the game's popular online multiplayer modes. However, something troubles us about the official FAQ for this element of the shooty-shooty, bang-bang game: Clans in Call of Duty: Ghosts...

News: Wii Sports Club Is The Handiwork Of Namco Bandai, With Nintendo Assisting

Wii Sports Club Is The Handiwork Of Namco Bandai, With Nintendo Assisting

External studio was instrumental in getting online Tennis working

It has been revealed during the latest Iwata Asks that Namco Bandai is handling development duties on the forthcoming Wii Sports Club. The selection of sporting titles — upscaled and improved from the Wii originals — joins the ever-increasing list of Nintendo franchises to be...

News: Animal Crossing Team to Utilise Hardware Capabilities to Drive Innovation for the Franchise

Animal Crossing Team to Utilise Hardware Capabilities to Drive Innovation for the Franchise

Social network sharing prominent in New Leaf

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been a major hit on the 3DS, earning significant success in Japan before achieving impressive results in the West. It's been remarkable how its attracted a sizeable audience that incorporates a wide range of gamers, taking over social networks for a notable spell after...