News Target Won't Be Restocking Rosalina amiibo, Selected Wave 3 Figures Won't Be Available In-Store
Target exclusive figure is likely to be in high demand
Amiibo - Nintendo's stab at the "toys to life" concept - has been a massive success in commercial terms, but the Kyoto giant has caused a lot of ill-will amongst fans by failing to meet demand and discontinuing figures almost as soon as they hit store shelves. Get ready for some more disappoi
News 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...
News There's No Chance of Super NES Mortal Kombat Titles Coming to the Wii U Virtual Console
Update: Ed Boon has posted a couple of follow-up tweets in relation to Super NES Mortal Kombat titles on the Wii U Virtual Console. In the context of his messages we don't think these change anything, but they're below so that you can decide for yourselves. [tweet [tweet Original Article: The Wii Virtual Console is, looking back at it...
News Zero Escape Series Creator Considering New Options for Possible Third Game
Fans make a virtue of necessity and create an online campaign
Last week, Kotaro Uchikoshi, the creative mastermind behind the Zero Escape series - which includes the highly acclaimed puzzle-based visual novels 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward - stated with some sadness that a
News Pac-Man Museum Reportedly Cancelled on Nintendo Systems
Newly name-swapped Bandai Namco announced Pac-Man Museum last summer as an eShop title for the 3DS and Wii U, but it seems the production ghosts have cornered its hopes of release. Nintendo Everything reports that while Pac-Man Museum will still be released on PC, Xbox 360 and the PS3, the
News Rune Factory 4 European Release Has Been Cancelled
"MAQL and MAQL Europe would like to thank everyone for their support"
Rune Factory 4 is another excellent title in the ever-growing list of 3DS RPG experiences, though as per its series it has its own rather quirky blend of play styles — dating and farming join heroic questing. We described it as a "gem of a game" and awarded it 9/10 when it was...
News MercurySteam's New Next-Gen Title Isn't Coming To Wii U
No love for Nintendo
It has already been confirmed that Spanish studio MercurySteam is moving away from the Castlevania franchise once work is completed on Lords of Shadow 2, but producer Dave Cox has now announced that company's as-yet-unnamed new project won't be hitting the Wii U. Speaking at a round table event attended by GameSpot, Cox...
News Sega Has No Plans To Bring Alien: Isolation To The Wii U
Game over, man
Yesterday, Sega dropped the news that The Creative Assembly is working on Alien: Isolation, a new title in the long-running series of games based on the famous movie franchise. The title has been leaked several times recently and focuses on Ellen Ripley's daughter, Amanda. It has been confirmed for PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One and...
News NES Remix Miiverse Contest Cancelled Due To Emergence Of Exploit
Cheaters never prosper, but ruin it for everyone else
Remember that NES Remix Time Attack Challenge contest we told you about not so long ago? Turns out Nintendo has discovered an exploit within the game which allows players to post a faster time. Director Koichi Hayashida has therefore issued a statement via Miiverse regarding the termination of...
News Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter Releases Delayed in the West
Nintendo Network issues cited as the cause
Boxing Day was an odd day in the world of Nintendo Downloads. Issues with the Nintendo Network continued, while Nintendo disabled Pokémon Bank and withdrew it from the eShop in Japan; it emerged that the launch of the app on 25th December in the company's homeland had contributed to the issues we've...
News Nothing Would Make XSEED Happier Than Localising GameCenter CX 3, But It Isn't Happening
Retro-themed sequel could remain Japan-only
US publisher XSEED has ruled out localising the third GameCenter CX title, which means that the game could well remain a Japanese exclusive. The same fate befell GameCenter CX: Arino's Challenge 2, which XSEED passed on due to poor sales of Retro Game Challenge, the English version of the first GameCenter...
News Those Lovely Link Between Worlds Club Nintendo Posters Are Sold Out
Late last week we pointed you towards some rather attractive Link Between Worlds posters available on Club Nintendo in North America; they may have come at a pricey 500 coins, but looked worth the investment. Sadly, as has been pointed out in that article's comments, they're already sold out. The set was naturally sought after by Club...
News Nintendo Disables Swapnote's SpotPass Service Due to Online Safety Concerns
Service was "actively misused"
The SpotPass service that allows the sending and receiving of drawings and photographs in Swapnote (Nintendo Letter Box in Europe) has been indefinitely disabled. The online service had been used to distribute "offensive material" to minors, Nintendo said. The software - downloadable from the 3DS eShop - is designed...
News Wii U Players Won't Be Able To Join A Clan In Call Of Duty: Ghosts
Not quite a band of brothers
Call of Duty: Ghosts will be rocking a new clan system when it launches soon, allowing fans to form cross-platform battle groups for the game's popular online multiplayer modes. However, something troubles us about the official FAQ for this element of the shooty-shooty, bang-bang game: Clans in Call of Duty: Ghosts...
News Rayman Legends Lands With A Thud At Japanese Retail
Less than 1,500 copies sold
Rayman Legends was supposed to be a Wii U exclusive, but Ubisoft changed its mind and delayed the title to accommodate a multiplatform release. However, the wacky epic remains unique to Nintendo's console in at least one region: Japan. Sadly, it would appear that game hasn't been a hit with Japanese players. Although it...
News Limited Edition Luigi 2DS Is A Custom-Made Console, Not An Official Product
Rose Colored Gaming fools everyone, including us
We are so glad we used the "rumour" tag when we posted that story about a Luigi-themed 2DS console the other day. Although the photos looked utterly convincing and we — like most of the internet — were taken in by the green-and-white system, it transpires that it's not an official product, but a...
News Nintendo Comes Up Empty at the Golden Joystick Awards
In late September we reported on various Golden Joystick nominations for Nintendo games, hardware, concepts and exclusives; as awards voted for by the public and with a fair number of categories up for grabs, there was perhaps some hope of a sneaky award win. The voting public decided it wasn't to be, however. Some of those titles...
News Wii U Isn't Getting Need For Speed: Rivals Thanks To Low Sales Of Most Wanted
"I’d love for it to be way bigger than it was"
The Wii U version of Need for Speed: Most Wanted is arguably the definitive version, adding in new features which are exclusive to Nintendo's console. However, it didn't sell as well as expected — which seems to be a key reason why we're not getting Need for Speed: Rivals. The Six
Rumour Shipments of Pokémon X & Y Delayed to U.S. Military Exchanges
Government shutdown to blame
The above photo is purportedly taken from a store on a U.S. military base. Although exact details are not known, it is not difficult to believe such a thing could happen, as the partial shutdown of the U.S. government had previously shut down military grocery stores entirely up to 5 days ago and it may take some time to...
News Two Tribes Confirms Toki Tori 2+ Level Editor Will Not Hatch On Wii U
From the fridge to the freezer
Earlier this week Martijn Reuvers of Two Tribes took to Miiverse to confirm the developer had been forced to put the level editor for Toki Tori 2+ "in the fridge" due to other commitments. Sadly, it appears Wii U owners won't get the opportunity to play around with the feature as the studio has now stated its...
News Assassin's Creed IV DLC Looks Set to Sail Past Wii U
Nintendo platform excluded from announcement
Ubisoft has today announced a round of DLC and an accompanying season pass for Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, but the reveal excludes the Wii U. Platforms confirmed in the press release for EMEA territories were PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC — the North American equivalent didn't list platforms...
News Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition Isn't Coming To Wii U
Creator Ed Boon confirms the absense of a Nintendo version
Injustice: Gods Among Us was one of the Wii U's big third party offerings this year, but it was treated by publisher Warner Bros. as the black sheep of the family. DLC which arrived in a timely fashion on other formats was held back for the Nintendo version, suggesting that it was more of an...
News Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Delayed Until Early 2014
No chance for monkey business before Christmas
During today's Nintendo Direct broadcast — which focused on upcoming Wii U and 3DS software — it was announced that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has been delayed until early next year. Nintendo has revealed that more time is needed to finish the title, which is now expected to hit store...
News Shadow of the Eternals is Officially "On Hold"
Precursor Games announces the team will be "taking a break"
Precursor Games has had a couple of stabs at crowdfunding Shadow of the Eternals, which is pitched as a spiritual successor to the GameCube classic Eternal Darkness and was aiming for a Wii U release. The first attempt involved two campaigns that ran parallel to each other, one on the...
News Leaked Ubisoft Games Confirmed, but Skipping Nintendo Platforms
Child of Light stands alone, so far
Last week we reported on an apparent leak of upcoming Ubisoft games from a planned press day, which contained a number of entirely feasible games; in a series of reveals today Ubisoft has stepped out with details. We've already had the wonderful news that Child of Light is coming to the Wii U, a UbiArt project...
News Nintendo Australia Has No Plans for Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle or Limited Edition
Perhaps you guys should "Triforcing" them?
Nintendo Australia confirmed earlier today that there are currently no plans to release The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle or Limited Edition version. The game is due to release in Australia on 5th October, but will — for the moment at least — only be available in a standard edition...
News The Wonderful 101 Struggles In Its First Week At Japanese Retail
Just 5,258 copies sold - a less than wonderful start
The Wonderful 101 is a truly fantastic piece of software, and one of the best Wii U games we've played this year. Sadly, the quality of product hasn't translated into sales, as the game has shifted less than 5,500 copies in its native Japan, according to Media Create's data. Platinum's Wii U...
News Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD Confirmed, But Not For Wii U
Oh Konami, you little scamp
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate divided fans of the famous Konami franchise, perhaps because of its clunky name, or more likely due to its different take with a 2.5D camera and more measured, combo-driven combat. For our part we were fans, awarding 8/10 in our review. In any case, Konami's Dave Cox had...
News Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Reportedly Sells Less Than 2000 Copies in Debut Week
Earlier this year, as part of a 'SEGA Direct' segment broadcast in Japan, Satoru Iwata and Toshihiro Nagoshi introduced Yakuza 1 & 2 HD, a bundled re-release of the two PlayStation 2 games. A potential problem for this title was that it was already released in the region on PS3 in November 2012, with the very real possibility that most...
News Bethesda: Wii U Is "Not On Our Radar" Right Now
Company has no Wii U titles in development
Back in September last year, Bethesda — developer behind the hugely popular Elder Scrolls series — was undecided as to whether or not it would be bringing its games to the Wii U; at that stage, the idea wasn't denied nor confirmed, as it previously announced that Skyrim was a "definite possibility"...
News Looks Like Batman: Arkham Origins Isn't Getting Online Play On Wii U
Update: Low Wii U multiplayer audience given as the reason for the omission
Since publishing this article Warner Bros. has been in touch with Eurogamer to explain its decision to omit multiplayer from the Wii U edition of Batman: Arkham Origins. The publisher explained that it only wants to develop the feature on the platforms with the largest...
News Ashes Cricket 2013 Delayed Until November
If attempting to cash-in on a major sporting event, it's normally a good idea to release a game before that event takes place. That's a key lesson forgotten by 505 Games, which has today confirmed that Ashes Cricket 2013 will now arrive in November ahead of the return real-life series in Australia, missing the boat on the Summer's...
News Capcom Employee Outlines Details on Mega Man Legends 3 Cancellation
"Two years later and we're still here talking about it"
Mega Man Legends 3 is still a sore topic for some 3DS owners, as it aimed to involve the Mega Man community through its Devroom forum and promised a prototype version on the 3DS eShop to gauge its potential success. Unfortunately, the prototype and the main game were canned, leading to legions...
News Soul Calibur II HD Online Not Announced For Wii U
Well that's Link out of the equation
Namco Bandai has revealed an HD remake of Soul Calibur II is in development for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but there's been absolutely no mention of a Wii U adaptation. Soul Calibur II was originally on the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox and each iteration had its own special character. Nintendo fans had the...
News Nintendo Denies Permission For a Live Stream of Super Smash Bros. Melee At EVO 2013
*UPDATE* Stream is back on
UPDATE: In a strangely prompt turn of events, it looks like Nintendo has reversed its decision to block the stream. What an eventful evening. ORIGINAL STORY BELOW Back in January this year, we reported that Super Smash Bros. Melee was a firm favourite to be the eighth title at EV
News One Piece: Romance Dawn Won't Be Sailing To North America
Europe is still feeling the love, though
Namco Bandai is releasing One Piece: Romance Dawn for the 3DS in Japan next month and has confirmed it will be localised in Europe at a later date. However, there has been no mention of a North American release and unfortunately it appears the love affair is now over as Namco Bandai has informed Siliconera...
News Ubisoft CEO Admits ZombiU Sales Were Disappointing, No Plans For Sequel
Despite rumours that a sequel is in the works, it would appear that ZombiU won't be turning into a franchise — at least not solely on the Wii U. Speaking to GamesIndustry International, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has revealed that the game was "not profitable" and that there are "no plans" — or even the desire — to make a...
News Wii U Version Of Beyond Good & Evil 2 Looking Unlikely
Creator Michel Ancel says current-gen version would be "painful"
Beyond Good & Evil 2 has never been officially announced for the Wii U, but Ubisoft's robust support for Nintendo's console always gave us hope that it might be coming. Sadly, creator Michel Ancel has all but confirmed that the system won't be getting the game. Speaking to...
News EA Outlines Its Reasons for Lack of Wii U Support
From "unprecedented" to "unsupported"
To say that EA's lack of support for the Wii U has been to the detriment of the fledgling console would perhaps be an understatement. With the absence of the powerhouse publisher's massive library of big-name franchises, from EA Sports to Battlefield to more casual titles like PopCap's various series, the...
News Wolfenstein: The New Order Looks Set To Skip Wii U
It's coming to "all" next-gen and current-gen consoles, but not Wii U
Wolfenstein: The New Order, Bethesda's upcoming title, was being shown off at E3 and we finally got some clarification on what consoles it will be appearing on. Well, sort of. In an interview with Got Games, Thomas Björk of MachineGames, the developer behind the first person...
News Mario Golf: World Tour Pushed Back To 2014
In the bunker
Back in February, Nintendo announced Mario Golf: World Tour would be released on 3DS this Summer. However, it appears that is all set to change as during yesterday's analyst briefing, Nintendo confirmed it will in fact be released in 2014 along with Super Smash Bros. and Yoshi's New Island. There's n
News EA Has No Publicly Announced Wii U Games Planned For Fall
Considering Wii U for future titles
Nintendo's relationship with EA has been a subject of much speculation as of late. It's been unclear whether or not the publisher considers the Wii U part of the next generation of home consoles alongside Sony's Playstation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One, and some of EA's major titles seem to be skipping Nintendo's...
News Natsume: A Western Medabots 7 Release Not On The Cards
"Hopefully maybe the next one"
Natsume released Medabots 7 in Japan last September and little has been said on the localisation of the 3DS RPG since. The publisher is currently getting ready for E3 and has responded to a fan on Facebook about the chances of Medabots 7 making it to Western shores. Unfortunately, it wasn't good news: It doesn't...
News NBA 2K14 Won't Be Slam Dunking On Wii U
I am Jack's complete lack of surprise
NBA 2K14 is jogging onto the court this Autumn, but one of the formats it won't be gracing is the Wii U — despite the fact that the prequel was a launch title for the system. Speaking to Kotaku, Jason Argent, the senior vice president of sports operations for 2K Games, explained the reason for the snub: We...
News Darkness Falls Early For Shadow Of The Eternals
Crowdfunding campaigns closing, relaunch promised
Percursor Games’ journey to crowdfund Shadow of the Eternals, the episodic spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness, has faced its share of stumbling blocks, including split campaigns and
News PES 2014 Will Not Be Dispensed On Wii U
Poor PES 2013 sales means there's no 3DS version either
EA created quite a stir last month when it confirmed FIFA 14, its next iteration in is popular football franchise, would be skipping the Wii U and would only be making it to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, as well as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One - when they arrive. Of course that means...
News Need For Speed Rivals Not Screeching Onto Wii U
It'll only be available on rival consoles
A couple of days ago, EA announced the next game in the Need for Speed series. This one will be known as Need for Speed Rivals and is being developed by Swedish studio Ghost Games. This iteration is set to come into view later this year and features an open-world environment where players can either take on...
News Dying Light Set To Skip Wii U
Newly announced survival horror title won't be coming to Wii U
Warner Bros. Interactive announced a new first-person survival horror game yesterday in the form of Dying Light. It's being developed by Polish developer Techland - the studio behind Dead Island - and was announced for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, as well as current-gen systems...
News Sniper Elite V2 on Wii U Lacks Online Co-Op and DLC
Hardly the "definitive version"
Sniper Elite V2 has arrived in stores in Europe and North America with next to no fanfare. When little is said about a port landing on Wii U, and its publisher hasn't even arranged a downloadable eShop version, alarm bells should ring. Yet there's no escaping Miiverse, and it's quickly emerged — thanks to early...
News WWE 2K14 Set To Skip Wii U
A low blow
Back in February Take-Two snapped up the WWE license after the demise of THQ and duly filed it under its 2K brand of sports titles. During its financial briefing, 2K Sports announced a 29th October release date for WWE 2K14 in North America, though unfortunately it won't be showing up on Wii U as Eurogamer has been informed it's only...