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News: Wii Sports Club Update Arrives, Probably Doesn't Do Much

Wii Sports Club Update Arrives, Probably Doesn't Do Much

"Enhancements to improve the user’s experience"

Wii Sports Club has now been released in full as four separate downloads, while it's also now in stores as a retail disc in Europe — that offering arrives in North America on 25th July. The Wii U upgrade to the iconic bundled Wii software may not be enjoying the cultural impact of the original, but...

News: Just Dance 2015 on Wii U To Be Featured in The Nintendo Gaming Lounge During Comic-Con

Just Dance 2015 on Wii U To Be Featured in The Nintendo Gaming Lounge During Comic-Con

Take that, Wii version

Nintendo has already confirmed that it'll have a presence at this years San Diego Comic-Con, running from 24th to 27th July. There'll be a Nintendo Gaming Lounge at the Marriott Marquis & Marina located at 333 W. Harbor Drive (adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center), and the big N has already announced a Super Smash...

Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting The Wii U GamePad As A Tablet Killer?

Should Nintendo Be Promoting The Wii U GamePad As A Tablet Killer?

Kids love tablets, so why isn't Nintendo shouting about the GamePad?

When Nintendo first lifted the lid on the Wii U and its unique GamePad controller, many within the industry murmured their cautious approval. It all seemed to make so much sense — Apple's iPad had already kickstarted a tablet revolution and second-screen gaming promised big...

Video: Mario Kart 8 Final Reveals The Top UK Family Racer

Mario Kart 8 Final Reveals The Top UK Family Racer

Speed demons

After weeks of heats and numerous family competitors, Family Gamer TV whittled the field down to the final four racers in their Mario Kart 8 competition. In a head-to-head final race the families each cheered on their children to complete Toad Harbour ahead of the field. Ben (racing as Mario, top left), Jarvis (racing as Larry, bottom...

News: Nintendo and Koei Tecmo Hosting Fatal Frame Broadcast on 17th July in Japan

Nintendo and Koei Tecmo Hosting Fatal Frame Broadcast on 17th July in Japan

Details of Wii U exclusive on the way

Earlier this year it was announced that a new Fatal Frame / Project Zero title is coming to the Wii U, which is pleasing news for fans of the horror franchise. The series has a slightly patchy release history in the West, however, with Project Zero 2: Wii Edition coming to Europe but not North America, the...

News: Mercedes Reports a Boost in Interest Since Announcing Mario Kart 8 Ad and DLC Deal

Mercedes Reports a Boost in Interest Since Announcing Mario Kart 8 Ad and DLC Deal

Marketing Experts 1 - 0 Jaded Cynics

There were some raised eyebrows when free Mercedes DLC — along with a marketing campaign — was announced for Mario Kart 8 in Japan, and more excitable chatter when that same content was confirmed for the West. Some are indifferent to the whole thing, others are pleased, while there's certainly a contingent...

News: Best Buy Gearing Up For Enticing Buy One Get One Free 3DS Game Promotion

Best Buy Gearing Up For Enticing Buy One Get One Free 3DS Game Promotion

Starts 20th July, deals on 3DS XL, Wii U Pro Controller and Remotes, too

Now over three years old, the 3DS has amassed an impressive library of games, including plenty developed and/or published by Nintendo. For those still gradually building collections, or perhaps only now jumping into 3DS ownership, there's plenty of choice. Best Buy shoppers in...

News: Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin All Join The Super Smash Bros. Roster

Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin All Join The Super Smash Bros. Roster

Male and female options for Robin, too

Nintendo has broadcast its quickfire three minute Super Smash Bros. New Fighter Intro Video, during which it revealed three new challengers — one of which is a returning favourite and another with a male and female variation. The headline announcement is likely to be Captain Falcon, the popular figure from...

News: Tomodachi Life Climbs UK Charts Yet Again as Mario Kart 8 Stays in the Race

Tomodachi Life Climbs UK Charts Yet Again as Mario Kart 8 Stays in the Race

Animal Crossing: New Leaf creeps back into the top 40, too

While gameplay comparisons between Tomodachi Life and Animal Crossing: New Leaf were often made and always a bit wrong, similarities could certainly be identified in their target audience and potential success. As a humorous, rather quirky Mii life-sim, Nintendo no-doubt hopes that it'll...

Play: It's The Second Nintendo Life Community GP in Mario Kart 8 - Live!

It's The Second Nintendo Life Community GP in Mario Kart 8 - Live!

Hit A on the 2...

Just recently we announced the second Nintendo Life Community GP competition, and it's now open. Mario Kart 8 has been with us for over a month now and players are getting rather good at it, so this is a chance to show just how good you are. This one is a code-based tournament, to give it that community feel, so below are...

First Impressions: Throwing Down in Shigeru Miyamoto's Mech Maker, Project Giant Robot

Throwing Down in Shigeru Miyamoto's Mech Maker, Project Giant Robot

A robot riot

At the very end of Nintendo’s Digital Event at this year’s E3, Shigeru Miyamoto made a brief appearance to announce that he’s been hard at work creating new games that use the Wii U’s dual-screen setup in innovative ways. One of these works-in-progress was Project Giant Robot, an experimental venture that lets players build...

Video: Watch Samus, Mario And Link Duke It Out In Super Smash Bros. For The Wii U

Watch Samus, Mario And Link Duke It Out In Super Smash Bros. For The Wii U

The gloves are off

If you read our impressions of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U yesterday then you'll be aware of the fact that it's shaping up to be pretty special indeed. To confirm this a little more, allow us to present some off-screen footage captured at Nintendo UK's recent post-E3 event in London, England. In it, you'll see plenty of cartoon...

News: Wii U Version Of Project CARS Drops To The Back Of The Starting Grid

Wii U Version Of Project CARS Drops To The Back Of The Starting Grid

Delayed until 2015

Bandai Namco has confirmed today that the Wii U version of Project CARS won't see the light of day until next year. The Nintendo version was expected to launch alongside the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions in November, but developer Slightly Mad Games has so far shown no footage of the game running on Wii U — although...

Talking Point: Nintendo Rewrote the E3 Rulebook With a Focus on Children

Nintendo Rewrote the E3 Rulebook With a Focus on Children

Sharing the experience

With their online press conferences and fan events Nintendo has been doing E3 differently for a couple of years now. This year, though, it broke one of the golden rules of show business — never work with children. A Kid’s Corner initiative brought some hand-picked children into E3 to try out the new games and experience...

News: Miiverse Update Allows You To List Favourite Game Genres and Add Lines To Posts

Miiverse Update Allows You To List Favourite Game Genres and Add Lines To Posts

Because it's mine, I write with lines

Have you ever been writing a post on Miiverse and thought, "darn it, why won't it let me share my message in multiple, perfectly placed lines"? Or perhaps you're wanted to share with the world that you love puzzle games and platformers above all else? If either of those wishes applies to you, then you're in...

News: 3DS On Top As Wii U Remains Highest Selling Home Console in Japan

3DS On Top As Wii U Remains Highest Selling Home Console in Japan

Mario Kart 8 passes half a million physical retail sales

The latest Media Create chart results for Japan are in, and they continue the trends established over recent week in terms of hardware and software. There are certainly yet more positives for Nintendo, albeit against a backdrop of modest overall industry sales in the company's homeland. The...