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Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect for Wii U

HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect for Wii U

Easy wins and fan favourites

In a turn of events that shouldn't surprise any followers of Nintendo, an anonymous source of reasonable repute has recently been quoted as stating that a big-name HD remaster is on the way to Wii U in 2015. We'd suggest this isn't too far off from saying something rather obvious such as "Nintendo is making games that...

Play & Win: The UK Mario Kart 8 Championship, Heat One, Is On Saturday 16th August

The UK Mario Kart 8 Championship, Heat One, Is On Saturday 16th August

The first step to being National Champion

Recently we announced that, in partnership with the Official Nintendo UK Store, we'll be running the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in the UK, looking for the country's fastest racer who'll receive some fantastic prizes. This Championship will kick off with four online Heats, with the top three in each of...

Video: Ghirahim Looks Creepy and Deadly in Hyrule Warriors

Ghirahim Looks Creepy and Deadly in Hyrule Warriors

Still does that thing with his tongue...

Koei Tecmo is continuing to rattle through its video introductions for the Hyrule Warriors cast, and now we have a video for playable villain Ghirahim. A villain in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Ghirahim has been one of Nintendo's most edgy, downright creepy creations in recent times. He's a menacing...

News: Ubisoft Clarifies Reasoning For The Crew Skipping Wii U

Ubisoft Clarifies Reasoning For The Crew Skipping Wii U

It's now coming to Xbox 360, but also skipping PS3

Ubisoft has had an interesting history with the Wii U to date, showing early support but following up that strong start with a controversial delay of Rayman Legends and missing DLC in major releases. Sales figures for Wii U games from the publisher do explain, however, why the company has been...

News: A Pre-order of Sonic Boom Will Bag You an Exclusive Sonic Figurine

A Pre-order of Sonic Boom Will Bag You an Exclusive Sonic Figurine

3DS or Wii U version, it doesn't matter

Any Sonic fans out there might be interested in this; if you pre-order either Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U or Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for the 3DS you can get your mitts on an exclusive figurine of Sonic holding the Ancients' Crystal. The model itself looks fairly nicely done, Sonic has...

Video: Check Out Some Exclusive Skylanders Trap Team Features on Wii U

Check Out Some Exclusive Skylanders Trap Team Features on Wii U

Tickle those bad guys

Skylanders Trap Team will be one of the most lucrative releases of the year when it arrives in early October on various platforms. Nintendo — and publisher Activision, naturally — will be hoping for big sales on Wii U, Wii and the alternative version on 3DS; the strange but welcome promotion of a free Wii U download with...

News: Yokai Watch 2 Passes Two Million Sales in Japan as Wii U Sales Increase

Yokai Watch 2 Passes Two Million Sales in Japan as Wii U Sales Increase

3DS hardware also holds momentum

To the surprise of no one, Yokai Watch 2 has once again dominated the Japanese charts, bringing its sales to 2 million, and this figure doesn't even take into account any digital downloads so the total number is bound to be significantly higher than that. Not only this, but Level-5's original Yokai Watch takes ninth...

News: The Letter Version 1.1 Update Has a New Trailer

The Letter Version 1.1 Update Has a New Trailer

Reaching for more stars?

Notorious indie title The Letter has had a storied history at Nintendo Life, being something of a poster child for quality control on the Wii U eShop and the recipient of a rare if not prestigious single star rating, with the major complaint being that there wasn't much to do, and what content there was ultimately didn't add...

News: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Set to Add "Two Fan Favourite Characters"

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Set to Add "Two Fan Favourite Characters"

Developer addresses the 'steroid Knuckles' comments

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric arrives on the Wii U as an exclusive this November, and it's a game that's had a remarkable and brief history to date. Its announcement earlier this year caused an internet meltdown, with plenty objecting to the character designs, in particular. It's part of a new Sonic...

News: The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye With 'Female Link'

The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye With 'Female Link'

Looks neat, too

While there's reasonable anticipation for Hyrule Warriors in the West, it's a title that's been given a particularly big push in Japan, where the Dynasty Warriors franchise is a mainstay of the market. There are multiple editions and extras, one of which is a rather attractive artbook for the title — this will also be available in...

News: Nintendo Unleashes An Awesome Trailer Showing Off Upcoming Wii U Exclusives

Nintendo Unleashes An Awesome Trailer Showing Off Upcoming Wii U Exclusives

The Time Is Now

There's quite a lot of hype around Gamescom right now, with Microsoft and Sony in the process of presenting or preparing E3-style briefings for the event in Cologne. Nintendo, as is always the case with this event, is simply attending with a booth, yet has taken the opportunity today to release a slick new trailer — almost eight...

News: The Namco Special Flag Will Boost Your Score in the New Super Smash Bros.

The Namco Special Flag Will Boost Your Score in the New Super Smash Bros.

Taking stock of the situation

In a bold move from the development team, Sakurai-san has revealed in his pic-of-the-day for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS that the elusive Namco Special Flag will have an unusual and potentially controversial effect on gameplay. If you're in a regular timed battle the flag will grant you an extra KO to add to...

Video: Japanese Wii U Owner Gives a Handy Demonstration of SUICA NFC Payments on eShop

Japanese Wii U Owner Gives a Handy Demonstration of SUICA NFC Payments on eShop

We'll excuse the dodgy music overlap...

After a fairly lengthy period in the works, Nintendo implemented NFC SUICA card payments on the Wii U eShop in Japan, launching the service on 22nd July. The basic idea is that a typical swipe card used for public transport in the country, as an example, can also be utilised for applying funds to an eShop...

News: Amazon Opens Pre-Orders For Super Smash Bros. GameCube Adapter and Controller Bundle

Amazon Opens Pre-Orders For Super Smash Bros. GameCube Adapter and Controller Bundle

$100 if you're all in

Those eager to pick up Super Smash Bros. for Wii U have no doubt been spending plenty of time scouring listings and some pre-order packages popping up at some online stores, yet now Amazon US has placed its sizeable and particularly valuable hat in the ring. Amazon listing a pre-order does, in a sense, bring some legitimacy to...