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Video: Let's Take A Closer Look At The Wind Waker HD's Special Edition Ganondorf Figurine

Let's Take A Closer Look At The Wind Waker HD's Special Edition Ganondorf Figurine

For once, the beast looks beautiful

Yesterday was a good day for The Legend of Zelda fans; Nintendo finally confirmed that the Limited Edition Wii U bundle for The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD was not a rumour as previously reported, but was in fact coming to North America on 20th September and Europe on 4th October. If this wasn't enough to...

Video: The Wii U Difference Campaign Explores Entertainment

The Wii U Difference Campaign Explores Entertainment

Rufus Hound gets the popcorn

Earlier this month Nintendo UK employed the services of British comedian Rufus Hound to explain the "Wii U Difference" where he went through the various features of the GamePad, which was lovingly described as "the Wii U's wingman". A couple of weeks later Nintendo released the Hound once more. This time he informed...

News: Super Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Dated for Holiday Bonanza

Super Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Dated for Holiday Bonanza

Tropical Freeze will retail at $49.99, $10 less than Mario's adventure

While naturally eyes are trying to take in the 2DS, which is an actual thing, Nintendo's Wii U strategy continues apace with an official price cut in North America that begins on 20th September — we'd expect other regions to follow suit. We've also had some release dates, and...

News: Nintendo Confirms Limited Edition Wii U Bundle For The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

Nintendo Confirms Limited Edition Wii U Bundle For The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

Download release comes early on 20th September

Update: Nintendo UK has confirmed an equivalent bundle, though it is dated for 4th October, rather than the advance 20th September date in North America. A limited edition boxed version of the game will also be available which will include a Ganondorf figurine and a double-sided title sheet. The...

News: The Wonderful 101 Struggles In Its First Week At Japanese Retail

The Wonderful 101 Struggles In Its First Week At Japanese Retail

Just 5,258 copies sold - a less than wonderful start

The Wonderful 101 is a truly fantastic piece of software, and one of the best Wii U games we've played this year. Sadly, the quality of product hasn't translated into sales, as the game has shifted less than 5,500 copies in its native Japan, according to Media Create's data. Platinum's Wii U...

News: Pure Chess Developer: Wii U Is "Quite A Beast Of A Machine"

Pure Chess Developer: Wii U Is "Quite A Beast Of A Machine"

Bringing the game to the eShop was a "no brainer"

Chess is a game of incredible depth and tactics, and thankfully Wii U owners will be getting a digital version in the form of Pure Chess very soon. Mark Williams of developer VooFoo has been chatting with Official Nintendo Magazine about the forthcoming release, and had some glowing words of praise...

News: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Confirmed for 4th October in North America

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Confirmed for 4th October in North America

Same day as in Europe

Earlier this month Nintendo of Europe took the opportunity to confirm 4th October as the release date for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, though Nintendo of America stuck with its October window. Today it seems that the release date for North America was revealed, buried within a press release for the Zelda art...

Talking Point: The Wii U's Limited Hard Drive Space and Future Install Headaches

The Wii U's Limited Hard Drive Space and Future Install Headaches

It's not just about installing eShop games

Splinter Cell Blacklist, on every platform but Wii U, has install options either mandatory or optional. According to analysis from Digital Foundry there are possible trade-offs on Nintendo's system as a result, with longer loading times and some weaker textures that are improved with an optional install...

News: Gamescom and GDC Europe Hit Record Attendance Levels

Gamescom and GDC Europe Hit Record Attendance Levels

Cologne confirmed as the location for 2014

In the past couple of weeks there's been plenty going on in Cologne, Germany, with GDC (Game Developers Conference) and Gamescom attracting industry professionals and fans from around the world. Both events hit new heights in terms of attendances, too, leading the organisers to declare the same host city...

News: Splinter Cell Blacklist Wii U Version's Performance Put Under the Spotlight

Splinter Cell Blacklist Wii U Version's Performance Put Under the Spotlight

Digital Foundry compares it to the 360, PS3 and PC versions

Splinter Cell Blacklist is Ubisoft's latest Sam Fisher-led title, seeking to provide a solid blend of the action-focused Conviction with the stealth gameplay so popular in its predecessors. It's also one of a good number of Ubisoft multi-platform titles that's also on the Wii U, and the...

News: The Wonderful 101 Misses the Top 20 in UK All-Format Charts

The Wonderful 101 Misses the Top 20 in UK All-Format Charts

Not enough wonder-green spent on the game

Last week brought the arrival of The Wonderful 101 to the Wii U, which in our view is a terrific and unique exclusive for the system. Unfortunately for PlatinumGames' bombastic action title it's had a major struggle to earn early sales in the UK, with this week's UKIE all-format chart showing the new title...

News: New Assassin's Creed IV Trailer Shows Edward Kenway At His Stealthiest

New Assassin's Creed IV Trailer Shows Edward Kenway At His Stealthiest

He's a sneaky one

As you can imagine Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag was given a lot of attention at Gamescom and Ubisoft chose the occasion to reveal a new trailer showing off the stealth elements of the upcoming release. During the video we see our hero Edward Kenway target three nasty individuals who need to be eliminated and like all good...

News: Ubisoft: Nintendo Has "Some Of The Best IP In The World", But Needs To Work On Communication

Ubisoft: Nintendo Has "Some Of The Best IP In The World", But Needs To Work On Communication

"There are so many great franchises that are still making people dream"

Ubisoft executive director Alain Corre has confirmed that his company continues to have faith in Nintendo, despite the rather poor sales of the Wii U. Speaking to IGN, Corre pointed out that Nintendo's incredible pool of franchises should be enough to pull the console through...

Developer Interview: Mathew Solie on Disney Infinity, Toy Box Inspiration and Future Potential

Mathew Solie on Disney Infinity, Toy Box Inspiration and Future Potential

Producer sheds light on infinite possibilities

At the time of writing, Disney Infinity has just recently launched in both North America and Europe. With its use of collectible figurines that can be used as playable characters in-game and the inclusion of cross-platform user generated content, the new title from Disney Interactive is making leaps...