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News: Nintendo Bringing Some Big Hits and amiibo Competitions to WonderCon This Weekend

Nintendo Bringing Some Big Hits and amiibo Competitions to WonderCon This Weekend

Win a Gold Mario amiibo

This weekend - from 3rd to 5th April - the Anaheim Convention Center in California will be taken over by WonderCon, an expo that celebrates films, TV, comics and video games. It's an extravaganza of noise, excitement and cosplay, and Nintendo of America has announced its plans for its own booth and events at the expo...

Video: New Nintendo TV Commercial Focuses on amiibo and Support for Multiple Games

New Nintendo TV Commercial Focuses on amiibo and Support for Multiple Games

Mention of Yoshi's Woolly World makes us hope for a release soon

We're finally getting to the stage that, beyond the inevitable 'rare' figures, amiibo toys are readily available in various stores. They may not often be the figures that die-hard collectors want the most, but there's decent stock of standard characters to catch the eyes of shoppers...

Parent Trap: What My Kids Want From Lego's Toys To Life Concept, Lego Dimensions

What My Kids Want From Lego's Toys To Life Concept, Lego Dimensions

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson on the future of Lego video games

Recent rumours of a new Toys to Life product from Lego has the internet buzzing and has made my kids put on their inventor hats. If you missed it, this is the news that Warner will team up with Lego for a new title called Lego Dimensions to compete with Skylanders, Disney Infinity and...

News: Curve Digital Hints At A Possible Appearance In The Upcoming Nintendo Direct

Curve Digital Hints At A Possible Appearance In The Upcoming Nintendo Direct

Let the speculation begin

Curve Digital, responsible for the recently released Wii U and 3DS eShop cross-buy title, OlliOlli, has hinted it will make an appearance at some point during the upcoming Nintendo Direct. Given the success of OlliOlli, and the studio’s previous experience with Nintendo’s digital platforms releasing titles such as

Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the Wii U Over The Legend of Zelda's Delay

It's Too Early to Write Off the Wii U Over The Legend of Zelda's Delay

The upcoming Nintendo Direct may show why

The delay of The Legend of Zelda on Wii U was undoubtedly disappointing for fans excited about its original 2015 release, but many reacted with a degree of acceptance - better to wait longer for a classic than have an underwhelming end result was a common refrain. We suggested the delay was perhaps good...

News: Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With Updates on Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With Updates on Wii U and 3DS

Not an April Fools - Treehouse broadcast after the Direct

It's been a long wait since the last broadcast on 14th January, but we finally have a date and time for the next Nintendo Direct broadcast. It's happening on 1st April at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern / 11pm UK / midnight CET; no, it's not an April Fools prank! Though there have been major...

News: New Star Wars Rebels Table Announced For Star Wars Pinball

New Star Wars Rebels Table Announced For Star Wars Pinball

Hopefully, its release date isn’t far, far away

Zen Studios has had a historically spotty release schedule when it comes to its pinball tables on the Wii U. In both Zen Pinball 2 and Star Wars Pinball, tables and packs can usually be expected to arrive either later than all other platforms or not at all. Unfortunately, today’s announcement...

Gallery: Splatoon Development Updates Show Off Neat Threads, Guns, Videos and, erm, Paper

Splatoon Development Updates Show Off Neat Threads, Guns, Videos and, erm, Paper

Also, Octobombers look ridiculous but sublime

There's been a bit of buzz around Splatoon since our last gallery summary earlier in March, and we were fortunate enough to attend some press events to play more of the upcoming Wii U shooter. We previewed the multiplayer and single player modes and also shared a belief that Splatoon is to shooters what...

Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U May Benefit From a Delay, But It Leaves a Blockbuster-Sized Gap

The Legend of Zelda on Wii U May Benefit From a Delay, But It Leaves a Blockbuster-Sized Gap

Nintendo needs a plan B

There'll be a number of Nintendo fans that, if they feel so inclined, can now say "I told you so". After insisting in December 2014 that The Legend of Zelda for Wii U was on track for a 2015 release, despite bold promises of a sizeable integrated game world and innovative ideas, Eiji Aonuma released a video update stating...

News: ​Japan Weekly: Bravely Second Jobs Revealed and Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Reviewed

​Japan Weekly: Bravely Second Jobs Revealed and Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Reviewed

Along with a handful of other 3DS and Wii U reviews straight from Japan

Finally — this week's Famitsu has made up for the last couple of disappointing releases when it comes to juicy Nintendo news. While we still haven't heard when Bravely Second: End Layer will make it outside of Japan, that hasn't stopped Famitsu from feeding Japanese gamers...

News: You Can Pre-Order The Official Splatoon Game Guide On Amazon Now

You Can Pre-Order The Official Splatoon Game Guide On Amazon Now

How to make the perfect mess

A Summer release is right around the corner, and anticipation for Nintendo's inky online shooter Splatoon is at an all-time high. With an ocean of unique mechanics to learn and plenty of content, it's good to know that Prima will be releasing a game guide to help you conquer those slimy octopuses. The 240-page paperback...

News: Nintendo Finally Confirms the Super Mario Series Mario amiibo for Individual Sale in North America

Nintendo Finally Confirms the Super Mario Series Mario amiibo for Individual Sale in North America

Breaking out of bundles

The Super Mario series of amiibo toys has, in some cases, been just as hard to find as the Super Smash Bros. run, though gamers in Europe have at least had options with the full range. While the Mario toy has been for sale individually and as part of a Mario Party 10 bundle in PAL territories, in North America this figure has...

Interview: Nintendo and Nd Cube on Bowser, amiibo and the Pure Luck of the Dice in Mario Party 10

Nintendo and Nd Cube on Bowser, amiibo and the Pure Luck of the Dice in Mario Party 10

Part of the goal are "actions that are overflowing with energy"

Mario Party 10, as the name makes very clear, is just the latest in one of Nintendo's most substantial franchises. Especially frequent on the GameCube, it's evidently achieved a good degree of success and remains a mainstay on Nintendo hardware, with the home console entries being...

News: Sony Hardware Takes Charge of Japanese Charts With Flurry of Releases

Sony Hardware Takes Charge of Japanese Charts With Flurry of Releases

Work to do for New Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

For over two years the Japanese market has been a fortress for Nintendo, with the 3DS in particular dominating the hardware and software charts. Recent times have brought a dip, however, especially since the release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D provided a welcome boost in mid-February. In...

Opinion: Splatoon Is to Shooters what Mario Kart Is to Racers

Splatoon Is to Shooters what Mario Kart Is to Racers

Ron and Alex share their thoughts on Nintendo's new IP

Our resident writing aficionado Ron and video guru Alex both got a chance to try their hands at a preview build of Splatoon recently, and despite writing an official preview, they felt they had more to say on a more personal note. We've made them scrawl out a few words to help explain just...

News: Elliot Quest Developer Talks About a 3DS Port

Elliot Quest Developer Talks About a 3DS Port

No plans yet, but the desire is there

Several of you have already played Elliot Quest, the new side scrolling adventure game from Ansimuz Games that takes several design and gameplay cues from the likes of Zelda II and Kid Icarus. We awarded it an 8/10 in our review, citing minor performance issues and frustrating pacing as main issues. Whatever way...