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News: Ubisoft Explains Wii U Watch_Dogs Visuals as "In Between" Current and Next-Gen

Ubisoft Explains Wii U Watch_Dogs Visuals as "In Between" Current and Next-Gen

"We're optimising the controls for the beast that is the Wii U GamePad"

With regards to some key multi-platform titles coming to Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 and Xbox One, or a combination of those five, we're in a slightly awkward spot where preview videos inevitably show footage from the upcoming Sony or Microsoft systems, and Wii U owners are left...

Video: A Punboxing of The Wind Waker HD Collector's Edition

A Punboxing of The Wind Waker HD Collector's Edition

A very punny video

When the Collector's Edition of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD landed at my doorstep on Saturday morning, I was, naturally, eager to show it off to all my envious real-life friends. Then I thought, hey, why not exhibit myself as a massive, deplorable show-off to everyone on the internet, as well?! So here I am. Now,...

News: Nintendo Wants Wii U To Be "The Console That Every Developer Wants To Publish On"

Nintendo Wants Wii U To Be "The Console That Every Developer Wants To Publish On"

"We have strong relationships with third parties"

The Wii U still isn't exactly where Nintendo wants it to be, with sales continuing to flag in both the West and Japan. The topic of third party support for the console has cropped up several times during 2013, but Nintendo's Scott Moffitt feels the system is in a strong position as we approach the...

News: Toys "R" Us Confirms Exclusive Range of Skylanders SWAP Force Characters

Toys "R" Us Confirms Exclusive Range of Skylanders SWAP Force Characters

Legendary Grim Creeper has a cool name

When you combine a video game with toys that bring characters to life, you get monster profits. You also get plenty of promotions from one of the world's most recognisable toy store brands, and Toys "R" Us is continuing its record of promoting and gaining exclusives for the Skylanders series with some special...

News: If You Liked the Latest Super Mario 3D World Trailer, You'll Love the New Screens

If You Liked the Latest Super Mario 3D World Trailer, You'll Love the New Screens

Looks creative and fun enough to us

It's amazing how effective a well constructed trailer can be in either reversing opinion or, less drastically, just building additional hype for a major title. While the Super Mario 3D World E3 trailer was competent, fun and showed off the commercial sense driving Nintendo's Wii U development projects, we think...

News: US Retailer Lists Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon For Wii U

US Retailer Lists Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon For Wii U

Newegg claims the 3DS title is making the jump to Wii U this year

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon — or Luigi's Mansion 2, if you're in Europe — was one of 2013's stand-out 3DS titles. It was so good that some lamented the fact that it was on a handheld — it was exactly the kind of epic experience that the Wii U could really have done with during...

News: Nintendo of America Selling Wii Remote Rapid Charging Cradle and Rechargeable Battery Set

Nintendo of America Selling Wii Remote Rapid Charging Cradle and Rechargeable Battery Set

No more scrambling for batteries

Earlier this year, Nintendo stated in an online customer survey it was exploring the possibility of releasing an official Wii Remote Plus fast battery charger to give gamers a bit more juice when playing for prolonged periods. The company has now decided to release one and Nintendo of America has started selling the...

Out Now: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

Hoy, Small Fry!

The day has finally arrived: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is now available in Europe (and North America) as a physical release! Back in 2003 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker emerged on the GameCube and brought with it a fresh graphical style that divided fans completely. Instead of the traditional design seen in...

News: Eiji Aonuma States Desire to Avoid the Limitations of Tradition in The Legend of Zelda Franchise

Eiji Aonuma States Desire to Avoid the Limitations of Tradition in The Legend of Zelda Franchise

"Why does it have to be traditional?"

While this week's Nintendo Direct was light on major revelations, Satoru Iwata did take the opportunity to explain that The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds would shake up item and dungeons conventions — some key items will be available to rent and buy, rather than be unlocked in the story, giving the...

News: Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party DLC to Make Use of Wii U GamePad's Camera

Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party DLC to Make Use of Wii U GamePad's Camera

Put on your best smile

Developer KnapNok Games has confirmed that its upcoming update for Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party will include six new mini-games that revolve around the Wii U GamePad's camera. Due shortly before Christmas, the fresh content promises to use many of the Wii U's bespoke features — such as the gyro, camera, facial and smile...

News: Nintendo Confirms Lineup and Big Plans for New York Comic Con

Nintendo Confirms Lineup and Big Plans for New York Comic Con

Eiji Aonuma to host a special developer presentation

The New York Comic Con event hits the Javit Centre in the city from 10th-13th October, and Nintendo of America has confirmed that, like at previous events such as PAX Prime, it'll be going all out to impress attendees. A standout event will be a special developer presentation by The Legend of...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Dominates in Japan as The Wind Waker HD Has a Modest Debut

Monster Hunter 4 Dominates in Japan as The Wind Waker HD Has a Modest Debut

No notable hardware boost for Wii U

Monster Hunter 4 has successfully maintained its momentum in the Japanese charts this week, remaining at the top of the software list despite a range of new releases arriving in stores. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD also arrived on 26th September, but despite some figures within Nintendo's departments...

News: Mario and Luigi Wii Remote Plus Controllers Jumping to Stores

Mario and Luigi Wii Remote Plus Controllers Jumping to Stores

Can you resist?

We'd bet reasonable money that a good number of Wii gamers have multiple varieties of Wii Remotes, with plenty of colours and limited editions available over the years. Nintendo has now confirmed two new designs for the Holiday season to celebrate the most famous brothers in the industry. The Mario and Luigi designs, above, will...

News: Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Online Multiplayer Outlined

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Online Multiplayer Outlined

Compete for your country

Despite previous entries gracing both Nintendo's home consoles and handhelds, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games is a Wii U exclusive ahead of the real event next year. Arriving in Europe on 8th November and North American on 15th November, it'll incorporate GamePad and Wii Remote / Nunchuk controls...

News: Pikmin 3 Mission Mode DLC Launches Today

Pikmin 3 Mission Mode DLC Launches Today

Software update also improves rankings

One title that quickly kicked the software malaise around the Wii U into touch for existing owners in recent months was Pikmin 3, a project clearly of major significant to Shigeru Miyamoto. The real-time strategy title delivered, too, earning strong reviews around the web and positive word of mouth from those...

News: Wii Party U's House Party Mode Aims to Serve up a Unique Experience

Wii Party U's House Party Mode Aims to Serve up a Unique Experience

Peripherals at the ready, people!

In its Nintendo Direct presentation earlier today, Nintendo unveiled new details about its upcoming mini-game bonanza, Wii Party U. In the game's House Party mode, players will be able to experience a number of new mini-games that make simultaneous use of the Wii Remote and Wii U GamePad in a rather unique and...