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Parent Trap: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Is Shaping Up To Be Another Family-Friendly Classic

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Is Shaping Up To Be Another Family-Friendly Classic

Family Gamer TV checks out Toad's latest adventure

If you’ve played through Super Mario 3D World you’ll already know the intricate puzzle treat of the Captain Toad levels. Looking initially simple, these fixed isometric worlds presented a substantial and layered challenge to those wanting to find every last coin. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker...

News: Nintendo Aiming To Create A Stronger Bond With Consumers Via Mii Smartphone Application

Nintendo Aiming To Create A Stronger Bond With Consumers Via Mii Smartphone Application

"It is rather embarrassing that we are so behind on this compatibility"

Nintendo has made no secret of the fact that it is looking into producing smartphone and tablet applications to support its core business, and during the recently-translated Corporate Management Policy Briefing Q&A, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata spoke about the company's...

Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 5th November

The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 5th November

There were fireworks

There haven't been many full-on "old-fashioned" Nintendo Direct broadcasts in 2014, as the company has focused on game-specific presentations and an alternative Digital Event approach at E3. While variety is welcome, there was something reassuring about a live video featuring Satoru Iwata in front of a white backdrop; the...

News: I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of Duty With Sony And Microsoft, Says Reggie Fils-Aime

I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of Duty With Sony And Microsoft, Says Reggie Fils-Aime

"I’d much rather be where Nintendo is, with a differentiated platform"

Third-party support has been one of Nintendo's biggest issues since the launch of the Wii U. The console has struggled to attract external developers and publishers in the same way that Sony and Microsoft's systems have, and there are many games which could have made their way...

News: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Now Launching In Europe On 2nd January 2015

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Now Launching In Europe On 2nd January 2015

70 stages also showcased

The latest Nintendo Direct has revealed that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will now launch across Europe on 2nd January 2015. The release date previously listed for this region was the 9th, so this will no doubt come as welcome news for Wii U owners located in PAL regions who were eager to get stuck into what appears to be...

News: Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1 Hits on 13th November, Content and amiibo Details Confirmed

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1 Hits on 13th November, Content and amiibo Details Confirmed

Rev it up

Among the many announcements during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast were some exciting details about a long-established Wii U game. Nintendo finally provided full release details on the first DLC pack for Mario Kart 8, while also confirming the compatible amiibo figuries for the racer. To kick off with the DLC, it arrives on 13th...

News: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse has Multi-Waddle-Deedi-Player

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse has Multi-Waddle-Deedi-Player

Amiibo support also confirmed

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse has a moldorable clay style that will attract a lot of players, but not all of them may be into the line-drawing strategies of its single-player mode. Luckily for those who desire more of a straight up platformer feel, a multiplayer mode has been announced in today's Nintendo Direct. Up to...

News: Every Smash Bros amiibo Will Be Compatible With Hyrule Warriors

Every Smash Bros amiibo Will Be Compatible With Hyrule Warriors

Your dollar will feel more worthwhile…

The folks at Nintendo have revealed some very interesting information in the latest Nintendo Direct, in that every Super Smash Bros. amiibo figure is able to be used with Zelda spin-off title, Hyrule Warriors. Starting off with the game's protagonist, activating the Link amiibo will unlock the Spinner item...

News: Single Player Campaign for Splatoon Detailed, Q2 2015 Release Planned

Single Player Campaign for Splatoon Detailed, Q2 2015 Release Planned

Fight an Octopus army

During today's Nintendo Direct broadcast more details were given about Nintendo's upcoming squid shooter Splatoon. While the core of the game is the 4x4 online multiplayer shooter — revealed at E3 — in which two teams compete to cover the most ground with ink, it has been confirmed that the game also features an offline...

Nintendo Direct: Watch The North American November Nintendo Direct - Live!

Watch The North American November Nintendo Direct - Live!

The hype train's making another stop

It's time for Nintendo's latest Direct, which is set to cover a range of upcoming Wii U and 3DS games. There's a lot that could be covered, ranging from Holiday releases, DLC, early 2015 games or even all-new surprises. Join us to follow all the action from the North American broadcast. #NintendoDirect...

Video: What Is Contained Within The Lush Euro-Only Bayonetta 2 First Print Edition?

What Is Contained Within The Lush Euro-Only Bayonetta 2 First Print Edition?

Find out with your trusty guide, Lydia

Bayonetta 2's gorgeous First Print Edition is pretty special, but don't just take our word for it — cast your eyes over the unboxing video below to see the proof for yourself! This chunky pack — exclusive to Europe — contains not only the Wii U exclusive sequel, but its critically acclaimed forerunner as...

Video: Developer Diaries Take Us Behind The Bricks Of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Developer Diaries Take Us Behind The Bricks Of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

''We want to make this game a Lego revolution''

As the release of Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham swoops ever closer, the sheer scale of the game continues to impress. In a pair of developer diaries released today, Traveler's Tales has provided a few new morsels of information, and even more footage to build up the hype. The first focuses primarily on...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Sells 2 Million Physical Copies, New 3DS Sales Begin to Slow

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Sells 2 Million Physical Copies, New 3DS Sales Begin to Slow

A fairly uneventful week otherwise

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has managed to reach over 2 million physical sales in Japan, and continues to dominate the competition. Keeping things healthy for the 3DS, Yokai Watch 2 comes in at second just ahead of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS by less than a hundred copies. The popularity of Yokai Watch 2 is...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off Varied Events in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off Varied Events in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Past Your Bedtime can be the last you try at night

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U creeping ever closer, Masahiro Sakurai is still using his Miiverse Pic of the Day posts to show off the game and reveals some new details. Not every entry is particularly thrilling or full of information, but today's post does show us two challenges that'll be found...

News: Expect To See More Spin-Off Titles Like Hyrule Warriors In 2015, Says Miyamoto

Expect To See More Spin-Off Titles Like Hyrule Warriors In 2015, Says Miyamoto

"I feel that next year's Wii U titles are plentiful"

The Wii U is home to some amazing games, but we've had to wait quite a while to get them. Nintendo has taken longer than expected to become accustomed to the demands of HD development, and this has resulted in some titles taking longer than expected to reach store shelves. However, according to...

News: Online Retailers Offer Huge Discounts on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Hardware Bundles in the UK

Online Retailers Offer Huge Discounts on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Hardware Bundles in the UK

Crazy prices on 8GB systems

We're heading into the most competitive and important sales season of the year, and as a result Nintendo and its rivals will be going all out to convince consumers to splash the cash on their systems and games. Retailers, for their part, will be trying to rapidly clear out old stock and coax gamers to their stores to...

News: Mario Kart 8 Software Update Will Unlock amiibo Functionality With Themed Mii Racing Suits

Mario Kart 8 Software Update Will Unlock amiibo Functionality With Themed Mii Racing Suits

Speed meets style

In a recent update to the official Mario Kart 8 site — that seems to have been spotted early be eager fans — Nintendo has revealed some of the first details in relation to the game's long-awaited amiibo functionality, and announced that the relevant software update will be available from November 13th. According to the amiibo...

News: SEGA Outlines Impressive Plans For Sonic Boom Merchandise

SEGA Outlines Impressive Plans For Sonic Boom Merchandise

Don't be blue, there's plenty coming

Sonic the Hedgehog is set to race exclusively onto Nintendo consoles this month with a pair of simultaneous new entries in the series. In an effort to re-invigorate Sega's beloved mascot once again, the company is launching an all-out marketing campaign that's hoping to reach a broad demographic of fans old and...

Feature: Does Super Smash Bros. Wii U's Smash Tour Live Up To Expectations?

Does Super Smash Bros. Wii U's Smash Tour Live Up To Expectations?

Mario & chums party hard

Whilst at Nintendo UK’s headquarters, we were lucky enough to get a go on the brand new mode exclusive to the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros.: Smash Tour. Going in we didn't really know too much about the mode beyond that it was a Mario Party-esque affair with a Smash Bros. flavour. After a short debriefing we managed...

News: New Nintendo Direct Airing 5th November

New Nintendo Direct Airing 5th November

Remember, remember

Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Direct video that will stream tomorrow – 5th November – coinciding with Guy Fawke's Night here in the UK. The gaming giant did not divulge any particular information about what we can expect to see in this latest live stream, except that it will focus on the games that are coming out...

Video: Son Of A Glitch Takes Apart The Wind Waker HD

Son Of A Glitch Takes Apart The Wind Waker HD

Not so perfect after all…

YouTube channel A+Start has posted the latest in its Son Of A Glitch series, and this time it's covering the Wii U's HD version of GameCube Zelda game The Wind Waker, in the first of a two-part episode. The amount of glitches witnessed is quite overwhelming for a modern remake, and so the sequel to this episode (covering...

Preview: Using amiibo with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Using amiibo with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

We’ve got amiibo all figured out

This holiday period is arguably Nintendo’s most crucial since the Wii U launched back in late 2012. The company's banking on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U not only attracting a lot of sales but, more specifically, system sales from those yet to pick up the console. Moreover, Nintendo’s new range of NFC (near...