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  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Devs Discuss Co-Op, Pogo Jumping, And Beyond

    Yacht Club Games struck Kickstarter pay dirt with Shovel Knight, an NES throwback that combines the sensibilities of Capcom's best platformers with all the fun of digging in the dirt. The finished product is every bit as good as we hoped, and we couldn't help ourselves from geeking out over the... More
  • Blog Post: 2014’s Upcoming Wii U Games

    With major titles like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. coming this year to Wii U, we decided to pull together everything that we know of that's slated for 2014. The following list will be updated and amended throughout the year. If you something confirmed for 2014 release that's not on our... More
  • Blog Post: Seen At Play Nintendo Tour 2014

    Nintendo recently announced a mobile tour of its video games and themed photo-ops traveling across the United States over the course of three months. The tour stopped by the Mall of America in Minnesota which isn't too far from Game Informer's offices, so I went and took a few photos. Mario Kart... More
  • Blog Post: The Many Characters We Hope To Play As In Hyrule Warriors

    The creators behind Hyrule Warriors are calling the upcoming Dynasty Warriors Zelda mash-up a celebration of the Zelda series, saying you will be able to play as your favorite characters. The Zelda series has a huge cast of characters both big and small, and these are some of the ones we hope make the... More
  • Blog Post: Top 25 Wii Games

    Nintendo has ended its seven-year relationship with the Wii, and moved on to its new life with the Wii U, and we've taken this moment to reflect on the console’s best games. With more than 100 million units sold, the Wii had a successful run. Here are the best games the Wii has to offer. For... More
  • Blog Post: Devil’s Third Interview – How Itagaki's Violent Shooter Landed On The Wii U

    Yoshifuru Okamoto describes himself as producer on Devil's Third, but he also serves an important role as Tomonobu Itagaki’s drinking buddy and bodyguard. We spoke to him at E3 about Devil's Third, a casualty of THQ's collapse which is now a Wii U exclusive. It's the first game... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Shovel Knight

    Yacht Club Games' retro throwback, Shovel Knight, is out today ( read my review here ). We booted it up and played through some early sections, including a trek through the Specter Knight's haunted graveyard and King Knight's regal castle. Join Andrew Reiner and I as we dig into Shovel Knight's... More
  • Blog Post: Splatoon Interview – It Couldn't Be Mario, It Had To Be Squids

    At E3 this year, we had the opportunity to speak with some of the creative minds behind Nintendo’s new third-person shooter, Splatoon. Producer Hisashi Nogami’s history with Nintendo involves working on Yoshi’s Island on Super Nintendo, as well as games like Animal Crossing. Co-director... More
  • Blog Post: Hyrule Warriors Interview – Breaking Down The Dynasty Warriors And Zelda Overlap

    At E3 2014 this year, I had the chance to chat with the creative force behind the upcoming Hyrule Warriors. I spoke with general producer Hisashi Koinuma and development producer Yosuke Hayashi from Tecmo Koei, and supervisor and producer on the Zelda series in general, Eiji Aonuma of Nintendo. We discussed... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer's Best Of E3 2014 Awards

    E3 2014 might have lacked the exciting hardware debuts and surprise game reveals of the past few years, but there was no shortage of amazing games playable on the show floor. Titles like Batman: Arkham Knight and Assassin’s Creed Unity finally demonstrated what the new-gen systems are capable of... More
  • Blog Post: Previously On E3: What Happened (And Didn’t) At Last Year’s Show

    Just like an episode of Game of Thrones , E3 is packed with drama. From shocking revelations to high-stakes blunders, the convention can make or break games, systems, and companies. What happened last year? Read on for a brief refresher. Sony In case you forgot, Sony had a pretty good press conference... More
  • Blog Post: E3 Predictions: Gaze Into The Crystal Ball

    The E3 prediction game isn’t getting easier. With publishers opting for smaller game lineups, the number of cards they can hold close to their vests is getting smaller and smaller every year. That’s not going to stop us from gazing into the crystal ball to identify some trends, surprise appearances... More
  • Blog Post: Wish List – Pokémon Snap 2

    Since the series’ debut almost 20 years ago, Pokémon has cemented itself as a global phenomenon – so much so that Japan has made some fan-favorite Pocket Monsters mascots for its 2014 FIFA World Cup team . Known not only for their exploits dueling each other at the hands of their respective... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Mario Kart 8

    We're a couple weeks away from one of the biggest Wii U games to date, and Nintendo fans should definitely be looking forward to Mario Kart 8. Here at the office, we've had a blast racing each other in the game's 32 courses. We wanted to show you a sneak peek of what the game is like, so... More
  • Blog Post: How Do Wii U And 3DS Sales Compare To Previous Nintendo Platforms?

    Yesterday Nintendo reported its financial results from the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2014. The overall results were rough and the top-selling software list was solid, but nowhere near the stratospheric highs of the previous generation. We thought it would be interesting to see how sales of the... More
  • Blog Post: Series That Slipped Through Nintendo’s Grasp

    It disheartened me greatly when I recently compiled a woefully thin list of upcoming titles for the Wii U. As I look back at the company’s history, I am forced to wonder how so many fantastic series have slipped from Nintendo platforms to multiplatform releases (many of which no longer even include... More
  • Blog Post: What We Want From Zelda On Wii U

    Zelda is beloved amongst gamers, and for good reason. The series has delivered many defining video game experiences for many players. It’s a series fans hold to a high standard, demanding evolution with each entry, but continue to insist that it not stray too far from what made them fall in love... More
  • Blog Post: Kyle’s Five Favorite Video Game Easter Eggs

    As we hide and discover eggs in celebration of Easter today, it’s the perfect opportunity to talk about some of my favorite hidden secrets in video games. Minecraft In Borderlands 2 Minecraft is referenced in everything these days. It’s almost a requirement if you release an independent game... More
  • Blog Post: Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct: What We Know, What We're Expecting

    Nintendo is planning a Nintendo Direct for tonight that will be 30 minutes of uninterrupted information about Super Smash Bros. Before you tune in at 3 p.m. Pacific/6 p.m. Eastern, check out a rundown of what we know and what we’re expecting. What We Know So Far Returning Characters Bowser Diddy... More
  • Blog Post: Six GBA Games Not Published By Nintendo We Want For Wii U Virtual Console

    The Game Boy Advance is home to a fantastic library of Nintendo games, but it wasn't the only publisher making games for the handheld. Starting on April 3 , Nintendo is bringing a large collection of GBA games to the Wii U's virtual console. Here are the confirmed games so far: Advance Wars Mario... More
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