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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...

News: EA Executive Repeats That The Company is "Platform Agnostic", Cites "Tremendous Relationship" With Nintendo

EA Executive Repeats That The Company is "Platform Agnostic", Cites "Tremendous Relationship" With Nintendo

Apart from the no Wii U games thing, that is

At times we exist in a Twilight Zone in video game land. A major publisher will say something and we'll think "oh, that's nice", and then we'll look at what's actually happening and think, "eh?" It's a bizarre world where words uttered have little relation to reality, where straight lines and honest...

Video: Snazzy New Trailer Shows Off Wii U Exclusives

Snazzy New Trailer Shows Off Wii U Exclusives

Epic visual cues... Check!

If there's one aspect of the Wii U that's a consistent comfort to those with any concern for the platform, it's that there's an enticing lineup of exclusive software on the way. Although there are inevitably more reveals to come in future months, there's a strong lineup for the remainder of the year and some blockbuster...

News: Ubisoft: ZombiU Development Was a Learning Experience in Second Screen Gameplay

Ubisoft: ZombiU Development Was a Learning Experience in Second Screen Gameplay

Have "learned some interesting [things about] gameplay thanks to the Wii U"

When the Wii U launched it was inevitable that the day one library would make sketchy use of the system's GamePad. Nintendo Land was a showcase, but other releases such as Assassin's Creed III did little beyond offer menus, maps and a horse whistle. One of Ubisoft's other...

Out Today: The Wonderful 101 (Europe)

The Wonderful 101 (Europe)

101 reasons to download a new wallpaper, today!

Every generation there are great games that seem to be overlooked and don't translate into sales success, so is The Wonderful 101 heading for the same end result? Over the past few weeks we've heard rumours of The Wonderful 101 having limited distribution of 30,000 units to retailers in Japan, while...

News: Iwata Asks Delves into The Wonderful 101, Reveals Hidden Characters

Iwata Asks Delves into The Wonderful 101, Reveals Hidden Characters

Kamiya unites with allies for part two of this wonderful interview

The Wonderful 101 is being released tomorrow in Europe (23rd August) and part two of Iwata Asks has now emerged. This time round the game’s director Hideki Kamiya has united with some familiar allies to assist him in his interview with Nintendo President Satoru Iwata: Atsushi...

News: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Hero Mode Details Sail Into View

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Hero Mode Details Sail Into View

Available from the start

Rumours have been swirling around for a number of weeks that upcoming Wii U release The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD would have an extra difficulty level, though details were scarce. There was naturally speculation on whether it would affect the in-game world and puzzles, like the Master Quest in The Legend of Zelda:...

News: Boxed Copy of New Super Luigi U Available This Sunday in North America

Boxed Copy of New Super Luigi U Available This Sunday in North America

The wait for a physical release is almost over

New Super Luigi U has been available in the Wii U eShop for a while now and Europeans have been able to grab boxed version from retailers for a good few weeks. North Americans have had to be patient, but the wait for a physical copy is nearly over. The packaged-disc version of New Super Luigi U will be...

News: Sonic Lost World Deadly Six Bonus Edition Confirmed For North America and Europe

Sonic Lost World Deadly Six Bonus Edition Confirmed For North America and Europe

Sonic's having a NiGHTMARE

Yesterday we brought you the news of a special Wii U version of Sonic Lost World that contains content from the classic title NiGHTS into Dreams.... It was revealed in a UK trailer for the game but did not announce any other regions. Well, fear not, as SEGA has now confirmed the Sonic Lost World Deadly Six Bonus Edition...

Talking Point: Gamescom Announcements Raise the Stakes for the Wii U and 3DS

Gamescom Announcements Raise the Stakes for the Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo yet to reveal its full hand

In a typical year Gamescom is a vibrant show, undoubtedly, but not necessarily one that draws a mini-E3 level of headlines. Yet if you're following Microsoft or Sony, this year's show has certainly delivered. It's all about circumstances, and with the two companies launching new hardware no high-profile...