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News: UK Retailer, GAME, To Hold Special Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Day Next Week

UK Retailer, GAME, To Hold Special Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Day Next Week

In select stores, of course

Yes, at last it’s finally here, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has landed in the UK and US. It’s been three years since the primate pilgrim had his own private outing, but we’re just as happy to see him now as we were all those years ago; to celebrate the simian superstar’s frosty return UK retailer, GAME,...

News: Diddy Kong Confirmed as the Latest New Challenger for Super Smash Bros.

Diddy Kong Confirmed as the Latest New Challenger for Super Smash Bros.

With a bunch of images inside

Barely a week passes at the moment without some form of interesting reveal for the new Super Smash Bros. titles on the way to Wii U and 3DS, with Little Mac recently confirmed as part of a Nintendo Direct broadcast. Announced today with a little less hype but not lacking in fan service is the news that Diddy Kong will...

Video: Nintendo Minute Shows Off Two Favourite Levels From Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Nintendo Minute Shows Off Two Favourite Levels From Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Tough but fun

With Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze now so close that we can smell the bananas, Nintendo's YouTube show 'Nintendo Minute' has naturally pitched in to show a little more of the game in action, with the co-hosts each picking a favourite level. First up is world 3-3 (Frantic Fields) which includes some heroic charging with Rambi...

Video: These UK and US Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Adverts Are Islands Apart In Tone

These UK and US Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Adverts Are Islands Apart In Tone

Bongo-drumming up interest

By now you might have seen our coverage of the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze commercial currently airing to promote DK's latest outing, and it's a fun showcase of gameplay and character that definitely paints a charming picture to drum up some anticipation. Today, a UK version of the same trailer has just arrived to...

Video: These Are The Ten DS Games We Want To See On The Wii U Virtual Console

These Are The Ten DS Games We Want To See On The Wii U Virtual Console

Which one did you vote for?

The news that Nintendo is bringing DS games to the Wii U had us dreaming of all the amazing titles we wanted to see arrive on the eShop. Like some kind of benevolent moving-image god, our resident video guru Rory has transcoded these desires into magical lights and sound, and has lovingly deposited the results onto the...

News: Minor Miiverse Update Improves Options For Following, Screenshots and Videos

Minor Miiverse Update Improves Options For Following, Screenshots and Videos

X marks the screenshot

Nintendo's bespoke Miiverse social network — on Wii U, 3DS, web browsers and with future plans for smart devices — has evolved a fair bit since its début with the Wii U launch in November 2012. As it's a web-based service it can be easily updated without down time or the need for gamers to download updates; as a result...

News: Nintendo UK's Store Offers The Mario and Sonic Winter Olympics Wii U Bundle

Nintendo UK's Store Offers The Mario and Sonic Winter Olympics Wii U Bundle

Going for gold

With the Winter Olympics well under way in Sochi, Nintendo UK has issued a reminder that its official store is offering a special Wii U bundle to celebrate the occasion, which represents a saving over buying each part of the package individually. Unsurprisingly this bundle includes the appropriately themed game, details below: Wii...

News: Retro Studios Outlines "Symbiotic Relationship" With Nintendo Teams

Retro Studios Outlines "Symbiotic Relationship" With Nintendo Teams

"We spent a lot of time working on fur as requested by Iwata-san"

With Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze swinging into Western stores this week, eager fans are no doubt continuing their own personal countdowns. Ahead of the release Official Nintendo Magazine has published its interview with Retro Studios CEO Michael Kelbaugh and Nintendo SPD...

News: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sells Just Over 35,000 Units in Japanese Launch

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sells Just Over 35,000 Units in Japanese Launch

No notable Wii U hardware boost

The latest Media Create Japanese chart results are in, and while there are positives for the 3DS there's little cheer for Wii U. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze arrived in Japan on 13th February and, despite coming in second in the charts, has failed to make a significant impact. Top honours in the software...

News: Rayman Legends On Wii U Is Still The ''Definitive Version'' According to Digital Foundry

Rayman Legends On Wii U Is Still The ''Definitive Version'' According to Digital Foundry

The GamePad swipes, taps and turns its way to the top

Simply saying the name Rayman Legends aloud is enough to get a reaction from Wii U owners, but that reaction could easily lie on either end of a broad spectrum. On one hand it's a bitter development story many would like to forget, but it's truly difficult to deny the title's charm, imagination...

News: Less Than 5% of Those Polled by the Game Developers Conference Have Wii U Plans

Less Than 5% of Those Polled by the Game Developers Conference Have Wii U Plans

Under 2% for 3DS

GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2014 takes place from 17th - 21st March in San Francisco, a gathering of thousands of companies and individuals to demonstrate, discuss and debate the current trends and patterns in the development industry. As is the norm, ahead of this year's event the organisers have polled "more than 2,600...

News: Famicom Remix 1 + 2 Coming to Retail in Japan

Famicom Remix 1 + 2 Coming to Retail in Japan

A one-two nostalgic combo right in Japan's childhood

NES Remix was a pleasant surprise when suddenly announced for the Wii U eShop, and the appearance of its slightly more mature cousin NES Remix 2 is a good sign that this particular brand of retro carnival play is taking off. It may come to the delight and/or great envy of others, then, that Japan...

Nintendo Download: 20th February (Europe)

20th February (Europe)

It's on like ..., Retro City Rampages again, tasty discounts and much more

Monday morning means happy times for European download fans, and the latest update is through from Nintendo. This is a rather good week by most standards, with an exciting Wii U retail title being joined by some excellent titles on the 3DS eShop, with some tempting discounts...

News: Edge Of Reality Working On Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Spark Wii U, WayForward Handling 3DS Version

Edge Of Reality Working On Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Spark Wii U, WayForward Handling 3DS Version

The trailer will rip out your optics

Last week we revealed that Activision was preparing a new game in its Transformers series, and that said game would be coming to both the Wii U and 3DS consoles. More details have now emerged, including information on which companies are handling development. According to Game Informer, Texus-based Edge of...

News: Mario Kart 8 Accelerates to Number One on Amazon Japan

Mario Kart 8 Accelerates to Number One on Amazon Japan

Top 10 in the UK

After confirming a May release in late January, Nintendo used its latest Direct broadcasts to announce that Mario Kart 8 will arrive on 30th May in North America and Europe, with it arriving one day earlier in Japan. That official date has seen retailers start to open pre-orders, and Nintendo is no doubt watching to see whether the...

News: AE Games Reveals Mad Men Football, High Impact Gridiron With "An Historical Twist"

AE Games Reveals Mad Men Football, High Impact Gridiron With "An Historical Twist"

Would George Washington have made a tasty quarterback?

AE Games — the indie studio which caused a few ripples when it announced its support of the Wii U earlier this week — has now confirmed its first title: Mad Men Football. Described as American Football with "an historical twist", the game will take notable figures from world history and...

News: January's NPD Results Show Improved Software Sales for Nintendo, With Hardware Figures Elusive

January's NPD Results Show Improved Software Sales for Nintendo, With Hardware Figures Elusive

Pokémon, Mario and Zelda lead the charge

The NPD results, which reflect physical retails sales in the U.S., have been revealed for January. And by revealed, we mean a rather minimal amount of data from all parties concerned. Some information has emerged, however, and what's not said is as indicative as the figures actually provided. In terms of...

News: Congo Calling's Bandi Mbubi Urges Gamers To Press Nintendo Into Using Conflict-Free Materials In Its Consoles

Congo Calling's Bandi Mbubi Urges Gamers To Press Nintendo Into Using Conflict-Free Materials In Its Consoles

Apple shames unethical mineral suppliers, but will Nintendo do the same?

Progress isn't always a good thing. New consoles, gadgets and services can hold a hidden price which goes way beyond what we pay at retail. The minerals that are used to create much of our technology are often obtained from conflict-ridden parts of the world — such as the...

News: A Radiant New trailer For Child of Light Emerges, With A Slight Change To The Euro Release Date

A Radiant New trailer For Child of Light Emerges, With A Slight Change To The Euro Release Date

Burning brighter with every glimpse we get

Ubisoft's artistic action-RPG Child of Light has been drawing plenty of attention since its announcement last year, and yesterday's Nintendo Direct has treated us to yet another gorgeous trailer. There's plenty of gameplay brought to light as the young Princess Aurora battles, explores, and puzzles her way...

News: Amazon Lists Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Spark For Wii U And 3DS

Amazon Lists Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Spark For Wii U And 3DS

You can win if you dare?

While it's always worth taking listings on Amazon with a pinch of salt, when one comes out of the blue — and appears on multiple platforms to boot — there's probably an element of truth in there. Listings have appeared on the popular online retailer for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, the next instalment in the...

News: Monolith Soft's X Combat is Shown Off, Based on Xenoblade Chronicles System

Monolith Soft's X Combat is Shown Off, Based on Xenoblade Chronicles System

Oh my...

While JRPG fans that adored Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii may have been hoping for a release date for Monolith Soft's latest in Nintendo's most recent Direct broadcast, we had to settle for some real-time in-game footage of the combat system. It was exciting to see, as it was the first time that a sustained period of gameplay had been shown...