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June, 2015

  • 1 June

    Review – Splatoon

    Splatoon Screenshot

    Developer: Nintendo EAD Group No. 2 Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Wii U Splatoon is a perfect example of how to encapsulate everything that is equally great and frustrating about where Nintendo stand at present. There’s rarely a game that highlights how a company can bizarrely be so ahead yet at the same time behind its competitors, but in 2015 this is ...

May, 2015

  • 26 May

    There’s a Nintendo eShop Humble Bundle, but it’s Region-Locked

    Nintendo eShop Humble Bundle

    Humble Bundle, the popular service for bargain digital game bundles, has stepped into the realm of console gaming with its brand new “Humble Nindie Bundle” – a collection of indie games for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. From $1 USD you can get the acclaimed Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition on Wii U, as well as Woah Dave! and Mighty Switch Force for the Nintendo ...

  • 26 May

    Woolly World Gets Extra Amiibo Functionality

    Wooly World Amiibos

    In what’s shaping up to be one of the cutest and most adorable titles of the year, Nintendo have today unveiled a brief new trailer that offers insight to some further expanded functionality of Amiibos within Yoshi’s Woolly World. Those who’ve purchased any of the Smash Bros tie-in models can use the Amiibo, via tapping the Wii U gamepad, to ...

  • 14 May

    Microsoft & Nintendo E3 Conferences Dated

    Xbox One

    We’ve had two snap confirmations from both Microsoft & Nintendo as to when their E3 press events will take place in regards to time. Previously, both companies had confirmed they were returning (as if that was in any doubt) but it wasn’t known whether they would stick to their regular running times or switch it up this year. For Microsoft, ...

  • 13 May

    World Championships Return As Nintendo Unveils Its E3 Show

    Nintendo World Championships

    Reggie in a track-suit, Bill Trinen on the cusp of leaving Nintendo…maybe? Just another day at the US offices of Nintendo, right? Well it’s all been in preparation for mass hype as the game giants have just offered up a new video/skit that showcases their plans for the Electronic Entertainment Expo thus year. And not a Fils-a-Mech in sight. Taking ...

  • 7 May

    Nintendo & Universal Partnership To Bring Game-Themed Rides

    Nintendo Promo Card

    Nintendo have today announced another new partnership, this time with Universal Parks & Resorts, with the intent to create Nintendo IP-based theme park rides and attractions. While there’s been no confirmation as to which games are to be covered – let alone what specifically the rides will be – the game giant states that the intention is to create ‘dedicated ...

April, 2015

  • 30 April

    Amiibo Tap Makes Retro Demos From Your Figures

    Amiibo Tap

    Today’s Nintendo eShop update has seen the release of a new application called amiibo Tap (or amiibo Touch & Play in Europe). It’s free to download and to use it, all you need to do is take an amiibo figure and touch it to the Wii U GamePad. After scanning, the amiibo will have unlocked a unique demo for a NES ...

  • 30 April

    Splatoon Direct Coming May 7th

    Splatoon Direct

    Following a successful string of Xenoblade Chronicles X broadcasts in Japan – and one covering the North America region recently – Nintendo have today confirmed that their upcoming Third Person [Ink] Shooter Splatoon will (not surprisingly) be getting its own Direct next Thursday. Viewers in the US will have to get up early though as the new Splatoon Direct and ...

  • 21 April

    Best Buy Gets Exclusive Splatoon Bundle

    Splatoon Bundle

    Nintendo have today confirmed that in the US, Best Buy will be offering an exclusive Splatoon Bundle when the game drops on both sides of the pond on May 29th (Japan getting the game a day earlier). The bundle comes with a 32GB Wii U Deluxe Console, a copy of Splatoon in the form of a digital download code and ...

  • 2 April

    Super Smash Bros Fan Voting Has Started, Lucas Confirmed

    Super Smash Bros Fan Voting

    Last night’s Nintendo Direct revealed that Mother 3 protagonist Lucas will be returning to Super Smash Bros. as downloadable content. The psychic boy first appeared in the series with Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Wii. Despite being a move-set clone of Earthbound hero Ness, Lucas has a sizable Smash fanbase who were disappointed at his absence in the Wii U and 3DS game. ...

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