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Video: This Mario 3D World Level Has A Little Bit Of Zelda About It

This Mario 3D World Level Has A Little Bit Of Zelda About It

Top-down tomfoolery

We've already seen how Super Mario 3D World imitates Mario Kart in one of its levels, and it's only fitting that the game also tips its hat to another popular Nintendo franchise: The Legend of Zelda. World 7-2 — otherwise known as Switchback Ruins — adopts a top-down viewpoint and features loads of Zelda-style bonfires to...

News: Miiverse Update Paves The Way For 3DS Version

Miiverse Update Paves The Way For 3DS Version

Wii U and browser versions updated

As many will already know, Miiverse will arrive on 3DS in a December system update, which will join shared eShop funds and Nintendo Network ID integration on the portable. Nintendo has today issued an update on the Wii U and browser-based iterations of Miiverse as early preparations for the new arrival. Due to the...

News: The YouTube Wii U App Update is Now Live

The YouTube Wii U App Update is Now Live

"So hey guys, um, I have an update for you"

It was announced in the most recent Nintendo Direct broadcast that a YouTube app was finally coming to the 3DS, but it was also welcome news that the Wii U equivalent was set for an update. Although welcome that the video sharing giant supported the system with an official app, such has been its...

News: Nintendo's Partnership With Southwest Airlines Takes Off As Mario Gives Away Free Wii U Systems

Nintendo's Partnership With Southwest Airlines Takes Off As Mario Gives Away Free Wii U Systems

Mascot needs XXXL size high-vis jacket, probably

Nintendo has various corporate and promotional partnerships, and one of the most recently announced by Nintendo of America is a collaboration with Southwest Airlines. As the "official video game partner" of the company, Nintendo is setting up Wii U Gaming Lounges in some major airports until 22nd...

Feature: More Miiverse Favourites From Art Academy: SketchPad

More Miiverse Favourites From Art Academy: SketchPad

Mario, Link, Pikmin and lots of lovely art

Back in August Nintendo released Art Academy: SketchPad on the Wii U eShop, a budget-priced drawing tool that utilises the GamePad touch screen and allows full colour image posts to Miiverse. For artistically minded Wii U owners it's certainly a terrific option that can deliver impressive results; not long...

News: Former Pikmin Director Currently Working On "Original Title" for Nintendo

Former Pikmin Director Currently Working On "Original Title" for Nintendo

Veteran designer seems to be back in action

Nintendo may be looking to shake things up with an entirely new intellectual property in the near future, and former Pikmin director Masamichi Abe is tipped to be involved with the project's development. The revelation comes from current Tekken lead Katushiro Harada, who tweeted in response to a fan...

Video: Getting Hands On With Super Mario 3D World's Hands-On Hall

Getting Hands On With Super Mario 3D World's Hands-On Hall

A level with a distinctly Japanese feel to it

The next in our gameplay videos from Super Mario 3D World has the taste of the Far East about it. World 6-3 — also known as Hands-On Hall — takes place in a Japanese castle, complete with sliding doors, deadly assassins and a moonlit, rooftop battle. Check out the footage below and let us know what...

News: New York Times Critic Identifies Super Mario 3D World and Wii U as Highlights of the Season

New York Times Critic Identifies Super Mario 3D World and Wii U as Highlights of the Season

"The Wii U is also the only new console with a video game worth playing"

Yesterday wasn't necessarily full of happy coverage for the Wii U, such as the grisly news that the Xbox One is already close to passing the Wii U's lifetime-to-date sales in the UK. After plenty of happy Super Mario 3D World vibes, there's been some renewed caution and doubt...

Video: Check Out This Puyo Puyo Tetris Trailer and Dream of Localisation

Check Out This Puyo Puyo Tetris Trailer and Dream of Localisation

We may be lucky, right?

A little while ago we told you about Puyo Puyo Tetris, which is exactly what it sounds like. It's a puzzle mashup that dreams are made of courtesy of SEGA, and arrives on Wii U and 3DS in Japan on 6th February 2014. Sadly there's been no hint of localisation yet, though we certainly hold out hope that, at the very least,...

News: Warner Bros. Confirms LEGO The Hobbit For Release on the Wii U and 3DS Next Year

Warner Bros. Confirms LEGO The Hobbit For Release on the Wii U and 3DS Next Year

Go on an epic adventure with Bilbo and co.

Last week we reported that LEGO The Hobbit was scheduled for a 2014 release on 3DS and Wii U, with thanks to a scanned image of a promotional planner spotted in France - we stuck on the rumour tag for good measure as nothing about the title was confirmed. Today we come with good news, as Warner Bros. has...

News: Nintendo of America Confirms Thanksgiving Weekend Deals for 3DS and Wii U

Nintendo of America Confirms Thanksgiving Weekend Deals for 3DS and Wii U

3DS deals and a Nintendo Land + Wii RemotePlus bundle confirmed

With Thanksgiving arriving on Thursday 28th November, and the following days representing possibly the most frantic shopping weekend of the year, Nintendo of America has outlined its official 3DS and Wii U offers for the period. Naturally many more will likely appear at individual...

Video: Get Your Feet Wet In Super Mario 3D World's Spooky Seasick Wreck

Get Your Feet Wet In Super Mario 3D World's Spooky Seasick Wreck

Ghost ship

North America got its hands on Mario's latest adventure last week, and Europe will be able to see what the fuss is about very soon indeed. As you'll know by now, we're running a video every day until the European release, and today it's World 6-2: a spooky trip across haunted seas in the Spooky Seasick Wreck. Those of you who want your...

News: Fan Campaign for Bayonetta Wii U Release Kicks Into Gear

Fan Campaign for Bayonetta Wii U Release Kicks Into Gear

Triggered by the Master of Twitter - Hideki Kamiya

Hideki Kamiya — of Platinum Games — may be an extravagant game maker, but he's also the self-proclaimed Master of Twitter, renowned for stirring up his followers and, occasionally, leading them on a merry dance. His style is normally to answer enquiries with retweets and short responses, and his...

News: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Squeezes Into UK All-Format Top 10

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Squeezes Into UK All-Format Top 10

The third highest selling single-platform title of the week

While the status of top-selling 3DS game was assured for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds in its début week, where it would stack up in the UK all-format chart was in far greater doubt. The Xbox One launched in various territories worldwide — including the UK — on the same...

Video: Let's Round Up The Latest Celeb and "Pitch" Nintendo Commercials

Let's Round Up The Latest Celeb and "Pitch" Nintendo Commercials

Some of the NL team aren't sure who these 'stars' are, forgive us

Over the past couple of weeks we've shared a number of Nintendo commercials with you, and they've attracted mixed reactions. Some have been popular, some haven't, but all have at least shown that the company's doing some old-fashioned advertising to encourage big sales this shopping...

Video: Prepare To Go Super Sized In Mario 3D World's Tricky Trapeze Theatre

Prepare To Go Super Sized In Mario 3D World's Tricky Trapeze Theatre

Plenty of acrobatics to be found here

Many North American Wii U owners will no doubt have gotten their hands on Super Mario 3D World when it launched in that region yesterday, and to mark the release of this amazing title we'll be running a video every day right up to the European street date — which is next week. Today, it's the high-flying...

News: Nintendo Shares Hit Three-Month High Ahead of Major Releases

Nintendo Shares Hit Three-Month High Ahead of Major Releases

Positive signs

Nintendo looks to be making a recovery on the stock market, with shares reaching a three-month high on 22nd November after gaining 4.2 percent on the Toyko Stock Exchange. The milestone lines up with the release of Super Mario 3D World on the Wii U, as well as The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour on...