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News: Super Mario Bros. 3 Is Warping To North American Virtual Consoles On April 17th

Super Mario Bros. 3 Is Warping To North American Virtual Consoles On April 17th

Nintendo of America confirms GBA Virtual Console lineup, too

It's been a long time coming, but Super Mario Bros. 3 finally has a release date for the North American Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console services. Nintendo of America has confirmed that the classic NES game will launch on April 17th, priced at $4.99. Regarded by many Mario fans as one of the...

Feature: Bandai Namco Characters We'd Love to See in Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS

Bandai Namco Characters We'd Love to See in Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS

Transcending Nintendo history and the Smash Bros. world

The development of Super Smash Bros. Brawl apparently took its toll on series creator Masahiro Sakurai, though you'd have never of guessed from his perpetually fresh-faced appearance and calm demeanour. Since Brawl's release, Kirby's creator has been rather outspoken on the stressful amount...

News: JetGetters Is The Most Insane Aerial Combat Game You've Ever Seen, And Could Be Hijacking Wii U

JetGetters Is The Most Insane Aerial Combat Game You've Ever Seen, And Could Be Hijacking Wii U

Described as "Just Cause 2 meets Battlefield 4"

JetGetters is — in the developer's own words — "a game about jumping out of jets, and landing on other jets". A unique team-based dogfighting title by indie studio tinyBuild, it has just hit Kickstarter and a Wii U eShop edition is one of the many console-based stretch goals on offer. The concept...

Video: Nintendo Approves of this Mario Kart Song

Nintendo Approves of this Mario Kart Song

For the First Time in Forever, for you Frozen fans

It's a well-known fact that, aside from the occasional multi-platform game that many will happily ignore, Mario Kart 8's 30th May arrival is the closest major release for the Wii U. One consolation is that there is an enticing line-up of eShop games, but retail titles can still arguably get the...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Major Wii U Retail Titles Can Benefit From More eShop Trials and Demos

Nintendo's Major Wii U Retail Titles Can Benefit From More eShop Trials and Demos

A taste before taking the plunge

Whether you want to call them free trials or demos, the ongoing absence — for the most part — of these offerings on the Nintendo eShop stores is noticeable. What's peculiar, at least from our perspective, is why that gap exists with some of Nintendo's finest first-party releases; in an increasingly competitive...

News: The Wait for Mario Kart 8 Is Filled With Sunshine in This Week's Course Update

The Wait for Mario Kart 8 Is Filled With Sunshine in This Week's Course Update

More goodness flies into view

In recent weeks Nintendo — through social network accounts including its Wii U UK Facebook page — has been teasing out additional courses for the upcoming Mario Kart 8. As a result it's become a slightly unexpected weekend routine of skimming the previous seven days to see what new tracks are on show, and the happy...

News: Crytek Confirms a "CRYENGINE as-a-service" Subscription Model for Small Developers

Crytek Confirms a "CRYENGINE as-a-service" Subscription Model for Small Developers

$9.90/€9.90 monthly cost per user to access latest updates

Last year we reported that Crytek's latest CRYENGINE tool-set includes support for Wii U, a welcome inclusion due to the popularity of the technology with various developers. It's a powerful engine that produces some of the strongest visuals currently available, and is utilised in some...

News: Capcom Unity Celebrating Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's Anniversary With a 12 Hour Live Stream

Capcom Unity Celebrating Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's Anniversary With a 12 Hour Live Stream

Monsters beware

It may not necessarily feel like it, but Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has been available in the West for a year, celebrating the landmark on 19th March in North America and 22nd March in Europe. Whether it was the commercial smash Capcom desired or not, it's gathered a loyal, passionate following of Wii U and 3DS owners. Capcom Unity,...

Video: Allow This Epic Swords & Soldiers II Trailer To Pillage Your Eyeballs

Allow This Epic Swords & Soldiers II Trailer To Pillage Your Eyeballs

Shaping up to be quite a (Viking) saga

We recently revealed that Swords & Soldiers II is bound for the Wii U eShop, and today we can show you the first full trailer for the game, which comes complete with gameplay footage, a booming soundtrack and electrocuted livestock. You can watch the full trailer below — be sure to let us know what you...

News: Images Emerge of Wii U Mario vs. Donkey Kong Tech Demo Running On Nintendo Web Framework

Images Emerge of Wii U Mario vs. Donkey Kong Tech Demo Running On Nintendo Web Framework

More exciting stuff from Nintendo at GDC 2014

With the annual GDC preparing to close, a lot of cool bits of information regarding the latest game industry happenings and developments are popping up all over the net. Nintendo has already revealed a few things this week – including the fact it’s been able to shift 7.3 million copies of Animal...

News: Year of Luigi Gets Official Send-Off from Shigeru Miyamoto

Year of Luigi Gets Official Send-Off from Shigeru Miyamoto

Hopes we "continue to cheer on" Mario's little bro

Spring may be officially in the air today, but with it comes a bittersweet farewell. Following his announcement on 18th February that both the community and the company’s special activities would be ending, Shigeru Miyamoto brought Nintendo's Year of Luigi to an official close today through a post...

News: Nintendo Considering 3DS Build of Unity Engine

Nintendo Considering 3DS Build of Unity Engine

Always room for more tools in the developers' shed

Nintendo's partnership with Unity Technologies has served well in attracting indie developers by making it easier to bring their games to a Wii U-specific build of the popular engine. The fact that Wii U development kits come with a free Unity license is certainly an encouraging gesture as well. So...

News: Dead Pixel Entertainment Announces Sync, A Wii U Exclusive FPS Inspired By Metroid Prime

Dead Pixel Entertainment Announces Sync, A Wii U Exclusive FPS Inspired By Metroid Prime

"How can we innovate an otherwise dull genre?"

Indie studio Dead Pixel Entertainment has lifted the lid on Sync, a first person shooter for the Wii U eShop which aims to channel the spirit of Metroid Prime and provide a AAA experience at a budget price. Speaking to Nintendo Enthusiast, Dead Pixel shared some details on this new title, as well as...

News: Super Mario Kart Record Holder Sami Cetin Gives Some Tips and Hits the Track in Mario Kart 8

Super Mario Kart Record Holder Sami Cetin Gives Some Tips and Hits the Track in Mario Kart 8

Niece and world champion Leyla Hasso takes him on

For the vast majority of Wii U owners, we suspect the 30th May release of Mario Kart 8 is a major event on their gaming calendars. It's a franchise that has consistently delivered success for Nintendo, with the most recent iterations uniting experienced gamers and enthusiastic newcomers in some...

News: Pure Chess DLC Will Be Available Day One, And Won't Cost As Much As You Think

Pure Chess DLC Will Be Available Day One, And Won't Cost As Much As You Think

Standard game will still have three sets and environments

This week sees the launch of VooFoo's Pure Chess on Wii U and 3DS, and publisher Ripstone has dropped us a line to confirm that varied DLC for the game — which includes new pieces and locations — will be available from the moment the game goes live on the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores. Two...

News: Yo-kai Watch Maintains Strong Run in Japan as 3DS Continues Battle with Vita

Yo-kai Watch Maintains Strong Run in Japan as 3DS Continues Battle with Vita

PS4 dips below 30,000, Wii U remains in four figures

It's Media Create charts time once again, our weekly insight into what's hot and not in Nintendo's homeland. It's a quiet week in terms of earth shattering revelations, but does continue some trends that have begun in the past few weeks. The software top 20 has a strong 3DS contingent as always,...

News: Miiverse Gets a Fresh Update for Wii U and 3DS

Miiverse Gets a Fresh Update for Wii U and 3DS

Search options! Verified User stalking! Activity Feed screenshots!

Miiverse, the Nintendo social network where we can post doodles, screens and general thoughts on all things Nintendo, has today been updated for both Wii U and 3DS. As Nintendo had the foresight to make it a web-based platform rather than an app, in the typical sense, it means the...

News: Nintendo Has "Lost Its Way" But Should Never Be Underestimated, Says Peter Molyneux

Nintendo Has "Lost Its Way" But Should Never Be Underestimated, Says Peter Molyneux

"They're super smart people"

Former Bullfrog and Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux has had plenty to say about Nintendo over the past few years, which is striking when you consider that he hasn't released a game on a Nintendo platform in quite some time. He has previously been critical of the Wii U, and even suggested that Nintendo's hardware gets in...

News: Little Inferno Has Sold A Million But Gamers Didn't Get The Message Behind It, Says Tomorrow Corporation

Little Inferno Has Sold A Million But Gamers Didn't Get The Message Behind It, Says Tomorrow Corporation

Wii U launch gave the chaotic project renewed focus

Little Inferno has sold a million units across all platforms since it launched in 2012, but Tomorrow Corporation's Kyle Gray still thinks he and his company could have done a better job. To that end, he has given a talk at this year's GDC about the many mistakes made during the production of the...

News: Aztez Is MadWorld Meets Empire-Building Strategy, And It's Coming To Wii U

Aztez Is MadWorld Meets Empire-Building Strategy, And It's Coming To Wii U

Monochrome madness

Team Colorblind has announced at this year's GDC that its brawler and strategy hybrid Aztez is coming to the Wii U eShop, as well as the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One. Aztez is described as a game of "conquest and brutality" which combines empire expansion with side-scrolling action sequences. The entire package...