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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...

News: Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for September

Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for September

Take to the skies and march with the minis

It's that time of the month when Nintendo offers up some tasty rewards for North American Club Nintendo members to enjoy. This year really is flying by isn't it? Two Wii Shop and two 3DS eShop games will be available to download in exchange for your hard earned coins and of course Wii U owners can access...

Talking Point: The Wii U May Be Playing Catch-Up With Some Developers, But Money Always Talks

The Wii U May Be Playing Catch-Up With Some Developers, But Money Always Talks

Some third-parties may never be on board, however

The challenges facing the Wii U, like those that faced the 3DS before it in 2011, are numerous. It's seeking to reverse stalled momentum that was, perhaps strategically, allowed to happen in exchange for a busy lineup of games in the second half of the year. This is being done against the backdrop...

News: Eurostyle Neo Geo Shooter Gunlord Is Blasting Its Way To 3DS And Wii U

Eurostyle Neo Geo Shooter Gunlord Is Blasting Its Way To 3DS And Wii U

Indiegogo campaign started to fund development

UPDATE: Since this news item was written the original Indiegogo page has been removed and a new one has risen up in its place, with a lower goal of 40,000 Euros. We have updated the links to reflect this. The flexible funding option has now also been removed, meaning that NG:DEV.TEAM will only get the...

Interview: Designer Luc Bernard Talks Wii U And Crowdfunding His Vision

Designer Luc Bernard Talks Wii U And Crowdfunding His Vision

The man behind Eternity's Child is back

Remember Luc Bernard? He's the guy behind Eternity's Child — the WiiWare title that never was — and has since produced a string of titles such as Mecho Wars and SteamPirates on iOS and Android. A long-time fan of Nintendo, Bernard has been watching the recent developments on the Wii U and 3DS with...

Out Now: Rayman Legends (North America)

Rayman Legends (North America)

It's arm-less fun

Rayman Legends is released today in North America, and it arrived in Europe on 30th August. Of course, in a perfect world for the Wii U it would have arrived on the system as an exclusive during the launch window, but despite its controversial route to market it is now here, and earning plaudits from writers and gamers around the...

News: Bethesda: The Time For Convincing Publishers And Developers To Support Wii U Is "Long Past"

Bethesda: The Time For Convincing Publishers And Developers To Support Wii U Is "Long Past"

Bethesda’s Pete Hines feels Nintendo has missed the boat

The Wii U badly needs third party support — that's a fact that few people will argue about. With the Xbox One and PS4 looming on the horizon, Nintendo is doing its utmost to attract publishers and developers, but Bethesda’s Pete Hines feels that it's too little, too late. Speaking on...

News: Nintendo Has A "Continuing Relationship" With Minecraft Studio Mojang

Nintendo Has A "Continuing Relationship" With Minecraft Studio Mojang

But there's no news of a Wii U or 3DS version

Minecraft is massive — but you surely don't need us to tell you that. The indie game started life as a PC title but has since made the jump to Xbox 360 and smartphones, picking up millions of new players as a result. The question of Minecraft coming to Nintendo platforms has been asked before, but...

News: Rayman Legends on Wii U Wins Digital Foundry Face-Off

Rayman Legends on Wii U Wins Digital Foundry Face-Off

Oddly enough, it has something to do with the ol' GamePad

The Wii U version of Rayman Legends has been declared the definitive version of the game in a recent comparison test carried out by Digital Foundry over at Eurogamer. The analysis — which usually focuses primarily on visual performance — considered the Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Reiterates That There's "Nothing to Announce in Terms of an Ambassador Program"

Reggie Fils-Aime Reiterates That There's "Nothing to Announce in Terms of an Ambassador Program"

That really should be that, then

After the $50 price cut for the Wii U 32GB model was announced, some naturally made comparisons to the 3DS price cut of 2011 and wondered whether some form of Ambassador Program would be offered, in which 3DS early adopters received 10 NES and 10 GBA games. The scenarios are different, of course, in that the Wii U...

Interview: Hideki Kamiya on The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2 and Working With Nintendo

Hideki Kamiya on The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2 and Working With Nintendo

Talks with us about inspiration, sequels, and Internet meltdowns

Hideki Kamiya's personality ripples across everything he touches, growing in strength as it travels and comes out like a roar. His signature, hardcore style is found in a long line of original gems like Viewtiful Joe and Bayonetta; these are titles that, arguably, couldn't have come...

Review: Disney Infinity Figurines

Disney Infinity Figurines

Beyond Infinity, into your home

To fully grasp the concept behind Disney Infinity, it’s important to understand that the whole game uses a meta concept in which things in-game also must exist in real life. Without delving too deep into theories or abstractions, the simplest way to put it is by saying that everything is a toy. Whether it’s the...

News: We're Getting Digital Right On 3DS And Wii U, Insists Reggie

We're Getting Digital Right On 3DS And Wii U, Insists Reggie

"The consumer is voting with their wallets"

Plenty of people will happily tell you that Nintendo doesn't understand digital, and that the Japanese giant is late to the party and has been outpaced by rivals Microsoft and Sony, who put their respective weights behind online content much earlier and more effectively. Nintendo certainly has some things...

Video: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Has a Gorgeous New Story Trailer

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Has a Gorgeous New Story Trailer

So many bright colours

With The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD's release getting ever closer, and with some rather delightful special edition copies and hardware bundles confirmed, Nintendo is clearly confident that the current and potential future Wii U userbase will be keen to experience the revamped GameCube title again or, in some cases,...

News: Kamiya: Nintendo "Totally Respected" The Creativity Of Platinum During Wonderful 101 Development

Kamiya: Nintendo "Totally Respected" The Creativity Of Platinum During Wonderful 101 Development

Famed designer still wants to work on Star Fox, too

The Wonderful 101 is Platinum's first title for the Wii U and has met with widespread critical acclaim, scoring 9/10 in our review. Eurogamer recently sat down with director Hideki Kamiya to chat about the production of the title and Platinum's relationship with Nintendo, and the resultant comments...

News: "No Plans" For Ambassador Program Following Wii U Price Cut

"No Plans" For Ambassador Program Following Wii U Price Cut

Nintendo not looking to replicate 3DS-style free games promotion

When Nintendo dunked the price of the 3DS console soon after launch it tried to pacify early adopters by launching the 3DS Ambassador Program, where owners could download free games to their machine as a reward for paying more at release. With Nintendo recently revealing a Wii U price...

News: Nintendo Australia Has No Plans for Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle or Limited Edition

Nintendo Australia Has No Plans for Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle or Limited Edition

Perhaps you guys should "Triforcing" them?

Nintendo Australia confirmed earlier today that there are currently no plans to release The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle or Limited Edition version. The game is due to release in Australia on 5th October, but will — for the moment at least — only be available in a standard edition...