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News: Puyo Puyo Tetris Could Be The Perfect Puzzle Mashup

Puyo Puyo Tetris Could Be The Perfect Puzzle Mashup

When two become one

So, who likes Tetris? And who likes Puyo Puyo? If you raised your hand — either literally or in your head — for both of those questions, we suggest that you start praying to the Gods of localisation, as a mashup of the two is coming to the Wii U and 3DS. The latest edition of Weekly Famitsu has revealed Puyo Puyo Tetris, a...

News: Taiko: Drum Master Wii U Version Bringing the Beat to Japan in November

Taiko: Drum Master Wii U Version Bringing the Beat to Japan in November

Has potential for some serious sales

The Taiko: Drum Master series of games — and there are many — is hugely popular in Japan. The range of releases on multiple systems accounts for that, with five variations released on the Wii alone, three on DS and one on 3DS — releases in the West have been exceptionally rare in comparison. They're such...

News: Miiverse Update Allows Activity Feed Posts Outside of Communities

Miiverse Update Allows Activity Feed Posts Outside of Communities

It's MiiTwitter

We've compared Miiverse to Twitter — as well as other social networks — a few times in the past, but a subtle update seems to have expanded the bespoke network to something even closer to the ever-present tweeting medium. You can now post comments on anything you want, within the Miiverse rules, on your Activity Feed without...

News: Just Dance Steps Up To 5 Million Sales in the UK

Just Dance Steps Up To 5 Million Sales in the UK

The series has been most successful on Wii so far

Ubisoft has confirmed Just Dance has now sold over 5 million units in the UK, with the Wii being the most successful platform for the series. The French publisher revealed the numbers just before the launch of Just Dance 2014, which is set to land on Wii U and Wii, as well as PlayStation 3 and...

News: Aonuma Explains His Quest to Have Improved the "Overall Game Flow" of The Wind Waker HD

Aonuma Explains His Quest to Have Improved the "Overall Game Flow" of The Wind Waker HD

Also states that Skyrim has not been a direct influence on the next Zelda

Development of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is now complete, with manufacturing on physical retail copies no doubt underway and members of the press happily playing through to work towards producing their reviews. It would seem like a good time, therefore, for Eiji...

News: Sometimes Finding a Wii U to Buy Ain't Easy

Sometimes Finding a Wii U to Buy Ain't Easy

Take Poland, for example

Update: Since publication, the writer of the source article — R J Burgess — has kindly been in touch. As his blog about the challenges of finding a Wii U in Poland was written in June, he's provided us with the following update on the status of Nintendo content — from his experience — in the country; it seems to tie...

Rumour: Nintendo Set To Rename The Wii U Facebook Page

Nintendo Set To Rename The Wii U Facebook Page

It'll soon be known as "Nintendo Console Gaming"

Earlier today we reported that the 3DS Facebook page would be getting a name change after several people received emails from the social network telling them that from 19th September it would be known as "Nintendo Handheld Gaming". Well, it appears Nintendo has also decided to go down the same route...

News: Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Claims Nintendo "Could Be On The Path To Irrelevance"

Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Claims Nintendo "Could Be On The Path To Irrelevance"

Says a handheld gaming-only device "doesn't make sense any more"

Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has spoken about Nintendo's current situation and admitted that the company finds itself in a "very difficult position". Talking to the BBC at Campus Party Europe — a London-based O2 event involving thousands of developers working on various technology...

Talking Point: The Wonderful 101 Provides Some Rare Family Friendly Thrills

The Wonderful 101 Provides Some Rare Family Friendly Thrills

Falls nicely into the PEGI 12 and ESRB Teen bracket

In this Talking Point, our colleague Andy Robertson — who runs FamilyGamerTV — explains why The Wonderful 101 is a game perfectly suited to families and, in particular, the young teen audience; it's an age group rarely catered to directly. Andy regularly works with families and appears on...

News: Nintendo Confirms Miiverse for 3DS "Soon", Smartphone Apps for Network Also Coming

Nintendo Confirms Miiverse for 3DS "Soon", Smartphone Apps for Network Also Coming

Keeping us connected at any time

Launched on the Wii U, Miiverse has slowly and surely come a long way. Regular updates since launch have allowed longer messages to be posted, the sharing of posts to external networks such as Twitter and Facebook, and perhaps most importantly the launch of a web version — https://miiverse.nintendo.net — which...

News: Wii U TVii App Now Allows You to Doodle on "Your Fave Live TV Moments"

Wii U TVii App Now Allows You to Doodle on "Your Fave Live TV Moments"

BAM!

The Wii U is increasingly becoming home to some excellent games, with more on the way, but it does have other tricks up its sleeve. Miiverse is the most commonly used, perhaps, while thoroughly decent web browser and video chat functionality shouldn't be overlooked. If you're in North America there's also TVii, the app that provides an...

News: The World's Most Scathing Video Game Critic May Be Warming To Wii U

The World's Most Scathing Video Game Critic May Be Warming To Wii U

"There's definitely something about it I find comforting" says Yahtzee

Video game critic Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw is best known for his breathless rants about mainstream forms of interactive entertainment, and has previously been quite negative about the Nintendo Wii U. However, in his most recent column for The Escapist, Croshaw appears to have...

Video: Winged Pikmin Gatecrashes Red Bull Flugtag 2013

Winged Pikmin Gatecrashes Red Bull Flugtag 2013

No blue Pikmin were harmed in this publicity stunt

Did you know that Nintendo of Canada constructed a Winged Pink Pikmin for Red Bull's Flugtag event in Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada this year? No? Well now you do — and what's more, you can view the flight trajectory of said Pikmin in the video below. Needless to say, the real-world version didn't fly...

News: Nintendo Is Bringing Its 2013 Big Hitters To Eurogamer Expo

Nintendo Is Bringing Its 2013 Big Hitters To Eurogamer Expo

Plus Bayonetta 2 and massive indie support

Nintendo has confirmed that it is bringing all of its major Q4 titles — and more besides — to this year's Eurogamer Expo, which takes place at Earl's Court in London from September 26th to the 29th. Attendees will be able to go hands-on with upcoming Wii U titles like Bayonetta 2, Donkey Kong Country:...

Video: Watch_Dogs Footage Shows Off Hacking, Open-World Elements and Driving

Watch_Dogs Footage Shows Off Hacking, Open-World Elements and Driving

Some ooh and aah moments to enjoy

Watch_Dogs is a Ubisoft title that can quite easily attract attention no matter what home console you happen to own, as it's coming to all major current systems including the Wii U. It's undoubtedly ambitious in scope, promising a campaign that can be seamlessly interrupted by other players online, and the...

News: The Wii U Continues to Struggle in Japanese Charts

The Wii U Continues to Struggle in Japanese Charts

The Wonderful 101 departs the top 20 in its second week

The Japanese charts often provide solace for Nintendo, especially with 3DS hardware and software sales continually leading the way. While the portable's hardware performance retains its strong run this week, the Wii U's issues in the market have been brought sharply into focus once again...

News: Hideki Kamiya "Would Be Honoured" If One Of His Creations Made It Into Smash Bros.

Hideki Kamiya "Would Be Honoured" If One Of His Creations Made It Into Smash Bros.

Not so keen on making Star Fox anymore, however

The Wonderful 101 creator Hideki Kamiya has revealed to Polygon that he'd love to see one of his characters make it into a Super Smash Bros. title. Arguably one of Japan's most recognisable developers, Kamiya has always insisted that he's a massive Nintendo fan, and he's clearly keen to be involved...

Video: Want To See Just How Much Better Zelda: Wind Waker Looks In HD?

Want To See Just How Much Better Zelda: Wind Waker Looks In HD?

Standard definition just doesn't cut it anymore

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD hits the Wii U very soon, and for many it will be a chance to revisit one of the greatest games ever made. However, we've lost count of the number of times we've heard people say things like "how much better can it possibly look in a higher resolution?" or "the...

News: Super Castlevania IV Is Whipping The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Super Castlevania IV Is Whipping The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

A 16-bit classic to get your teeth into

Japanese Wii U owners will be able to enjoy what is arguably Simon Belmont's best adventure next week as Super Castlevania IV (or Akumajō Dracula as it's known over there) hits the Virtual Console in that region. The first 16-bit outing for Konami's esteemed vampire-hunting series, Super Castlevania IV was...