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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...

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...