Tuesday22nd Oct 2019
He has a point
Reggie Fils-Aimé may no longer be the president of Nintendo, but he's forever in our hearts – and, if he keeps giving lectures on his time with the Japanese company like the one he did yesterday at Cornell University, that's going to be the case for a long time. During the lecture, Reggie – who is now the university’s...
Saturday19th Oct 2019
Who needs the Switch release?
Some Nintendo fans located in Japan are seemingly refusing to accept the censorship in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore. This follows on from earlier this week – when it was discovered the upcoming worldwide re-release on Switch would be
Time to bulk up your hearts and stamina
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an incredible game, both in terms of critical acclaim and sheer size. Few aspects of Link's latest sprawling adventure exemplify this as well as the sheer number of shrines - miniature dungeons focused solely on puzzle solving. Finding all of the shrines in Breath of...
Thursday17th Oct 2019
Nintendo may well have ditched the poor beast in favour of its shiny new Switch console, but the Wii U is receiving a brand new game today. The game in question is Space Intervention, an action-arcade title from developer VG && IG. The listing on Nintendo's official site has what must be the shortest description for a...
Pay your respects
The popular video streaming app Hulu will be removed from the Japanese Wii U eShop on 24th July 2020, officially marking the end of the service on Nintendo's troubled system. This follows on from its termination in North America earlier this year. After the app has been removed from the eShop, the service will no longer function...
Thursday12th Sep 2019
Update: Applies to Japan, Europe and North America
Update - 12/09, 03:40 BST: As of 19th September, Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 will no longer be available for purchase on the Wii U eShop in North America. And if you've already bought the digital versions of these games on Wii U, Nintendo of America has confirmed you'll still be able to download both...
Sunday8th Sep 2019
It's dangerous to go alone
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BotW) is almost gleeful in the way it casts aside the traditions of the series to present an open-world adventure unlike any other. Not only is protagonist Link relieved of his signature green tunic and iconic hat (a
Sunday1st Sep 2019
Depending on how you feel about the 3DS and Wii U, you may or may not be pleased to hear software discounts for these two systems are no longer being offered on the My Nintendo website in Japan. According to Japanese Nintendo, the page where you could once redeem these rewards no longer exists. If you attempt to navigate to it, you'll...
Tuesday27th Aug 2019
Update: Possibly thanks to new EU ruling
Update (27th Aug, 13:45 BST): Further digging suggests that the change could be thanks to PSD2, a new payment directive adopted by the European Parliament. PSD2 is said to add new levels of protection for those making purchases online and make cross-border European payment services safer, and it comes into...
Friday16th Aug 2019
A true icon
Update: Sorry folks, it seems like this whole story is most likely a hoax and some unsavoury concerns have been raised over the people involved in the story. Original Story: Over the last few days, a teenage girl has gone viral on Twitter after using a number of unorthodox devices to send tweets to her followers and we have to say,...
Wednesday7th Aug 2019
Yeah, no thanks
In what is the most important article you'll read today, we share with you undeniable evidence that Yoshi and horses should not mix. When global phenomenon Minecraft crafted its very own release on Wii U several years ago, a Super Mario Mash-Up Pack was released featuring fan-favourite characters. The usual suspects such as Mario,...
Get it while you can
The Capcom-Unity blog has revealed DuckTales: Remastered will be removed from multiple digital storefronts including the Wii U eShop on 9th August. If you've already purchased the game, you'll still be able to access and play it after this date. The title will be on sale for 75% off on most platforms until it gets removed...
Thursday25th Jul 2019
"we can no longer support certain device models"
The Switch hasn't had much luck with video services so far. There's the YouTube app, but apart from this, there's not much else. The Wii U arguably has more to offer, if you want to watch rather than play. Now, though, it seems the services on this particular Nintendo device could be winding down...
Wednesday24th Jul 2019
Update: As a reminder, Nintendo's huge summer sale ends tomorrow, 25th July. Make sure to pick up any of these bargains before then! Original Article: The European Nintendo Download has just gone live for this week, but we're also being treated to a monstrous sale across Nintendo Switch and 3DS. This 'Summer Sale' includes more...
Sunday21st Jul 2019
Stock up on arrows and manipulate time to solve this shrine
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s more easily located shrines tend to be used to test a skill you need to know in the main quest. So it is with Shae Loya, a shrine en route to Rito Village that tests your precision archery skills in preparation for your airborne showdown with...
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
How many shrines must a man hunt down, before he can defeat an ancient evil composed of pure malice, returned from a ten-thousand year slumber with calamitous consequences? “It depends”, is one answer we imagine Bob Dylan could give to this question, if he wasn’t so quick to defer to the wind...
Deep in the Lost Woods, the stars have all the answers
Keo Ruug shrine – subtitled ‘Fateful Stars’, is one of the most conveniently located shrines in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. However, the constellation-themed puzzle is as tricksy as the inhabitants of the Lost Woods in which it can be found, thanks to an oft overlooked hint...
Solving a fore sword adventure in the Woodland tower region
Mirro Shaz shrine sees Link step onto the Links for a spot of golf. However, the ‘Temper’ in the shrine’s subtitle – ‘Tempered Power’ – may well describe your own frustration more than it hints at the trick to solving it. Stick with this guide, and we’ll show you how to get...
Thursday18th Jul 2019
How to locate and solve the twin shrines of the duelling peaks
Among the 134 post-DLC shrines of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, there are more than a few that stand out, showcasing unique ideas that delight and occasionally perplex players. Shee Vaneer and Shee Venath – both subtitled ‘Twin Memories’ – are a fantastic example of...
Wednesday3rd Jul 2019
An impressive opening week
Just a couple of days ago, we shared the news that Super Mario Maker 2 had secured the lovely number one spot in the UK charts. The game saw the strongest opening sales for any Nintendo game in the region during 2019 so far. Things are only getting better for the creative plumber, though, as
Tuesday25th Jun 2019
Stability is all you need
It appears Nintendo hasn't completely forgotten the Wii U, as a new firmware update has just been rolled out for the system. This is the first one for 2019 and quite possibly the last, based on its recent history. If you can't already guess where this is going, Version 5.5.4 improves stability and makes various other minor...
Friday21st Jun 2019
They're all the same, right?
The Wii U - in our eyes, at least - deserved so much better than to be forgotten in a dusty heap in the attic, and today it's been spotted in an advertisement for a major television network. We almost cheered for it, happy to see its grand return, before we realised that the whole thing was just a mistake. The poor thing...
Thursday20th Jun 2019
And it's no secret they want it on Switch
The idea of porting The Wonderful 101 to Switch seems to be brought up surprisingly often. Indeed, it was only a couple of weeks ago when we last heard about it, as PlatinumGames executive director Atsushi Inaba said that he was "glad" he has spoken about it in the past and asked fans to be patient. This...
Tuesday4th Jun 2019
Download it while you still can
Update: In a statement provided to US Gamer, Mojang said it "no plans" to take over Minecraft: Story Mode from Telltale. A news update over on Minecraft.net has revealed support for Minecraft: Story Mode will end on 25th June 2019. Mojang, on behalf of the now-defunct publisher Telltale Games, explained how both...
Monday3rd Jun 2019
And physical Super Mario Maker 2 stuff, too
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for North America has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at discounted prices and some additional extras to celebrate Father's Day. Let's kick things off with the games, shall we? There are eight on offer in total - some...
Saturday1st Jun 2019
We're ready for a new entry
Sure, Mario Kart Tour is coming to mobile devices later this year, but right now, we're still technically playing the same Mario Kart game we were on the Wii U five years ago. Yep, on 30th May 2014, Mario Kart 8 was released in North America and Europe on a Nintendo system that was at the time struggling to appeal to the...
Tuesday21st May 2019
Fan-made mock-ups were on the money, it seems
Whenever a major games company teases a new hardware release, it's common to see fan-made mock-ups appear which, despite the lack of any real inside knowledge, give us a glimpse of what could be possible. This is a practice that goes all the way back to the early '90s when crude pencil sketches hinted...
Tuesday7th May 2019
Despite being 11 years old
If you need any further proof that Nintendo's evergreen classics are of incredible importance to the company, this little statistic should do very nicely indeed. Towards the end of last month, Nintendo shared its latest financial report. Thanks to this, we were able to share lists of the all-time best-selling games across...
Wednesday1st May 2019
Xenoblade! Pikmin! Fire Emblem!
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for North America has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at discounted prices. There are nine games up for grabs this time around, all for the 3DS and Wii U as usual and all at 30% off. As always, you can take advantage of these...
Thursday25th Apr 2019
Spoiler: there's a lot of Mario Kart
So, we've seen Nintendo's latest sales totals for the best-selling Switch games, but what about the company's other most recent consoles? Naturally, sales for games on these systems are rapidly slowing down as new copies start to fade away from retail stores. In fact, the totals for Nintendo DS haven't changed...