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  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Outlines Wii U Plans In Video

    If you haven't gotten your fill of E3-related news, perhaps this hour-plus long video of one of Nintendo's roundtables should give you something to chew on. You can see the new partnership between Nintendo and Ubisoft, as the latter promises its support to the new system. Within the presentation... More
  • Blog Post: What Was Your Game Of The Show For E3 2011?

    You've heard what we have to say about E3 2011 , but what did you think? There were a lot of great games that we saw at E3 2011, and we want to know what you think deserved Game of the Show honors down in the comments section below. Here's a very, very small list of some of the games from the... More
  • Blog Post: What Wasn't Shown At E3?

    E3 is the chance for all the developers and publishers in the industry to show what they've got. But that doesn't mean that they bring all the games they're working on to the convention. Here's a look at some of the titles that didn't make it to the show this year. Of course, there... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Iwata On Wii U's Price: "This Is Not Going To Be Cheap"

    Nintendo global president Satoru Iwata is facing some tough times. Even though the company unveiled the Wii U just days ago, he's facing a slipping stock price and confusion regarding the new platform. Now he's saying the system might not be as value priced as previous Nintendo systems. CVG reports... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Wii U To Ditch Friend Codes

    Nintendo may be ditching its 12-digit Friend Codes in favor of an Xbox Live Gamertag-like system. MTV Multiplayer talked to Ubisoft producer Adrian Blunt during a demo of Ghost Recon Online, and he said that Wii U wouldn't have friend codes, but would adopt a individual user account system similar... More
  • Blog Post: New 3DS Color For Japan

    Japan is set to get the first new 3DS color when Nintendo releases the Flare Red 3DS in conjunction with Star Fox 64 3D. The new color 3DS will release in conjunction with the game on July 14 in Japan, although no word as to when or if North American gamers can expect to get their hands on the red beauty... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Details What Wii U Will Bring To Assassin’s Creed’s Gameplay

    The third game Ubisoft discussed at this evening's Nintendo roundtable is an Assassin’s Creed game, which is shrouded in as much mystery as the titular Assassins. Despite not showing so much as a trailer, the developer did reveal a couple of ways Assassin’s Creed will play differently... More
  • Blog Post: Phil Plays Kirby Wii

    While noticeably absent from Nintendo's press conference, Kirby Wii is shaping up to be one of Nintendo's most exciting titles this year. The game leaves behind the yarn aesthetic but adds four-player co-op. Game Informer's Phil Kollar was able to get his hands on the game at Nintendo's... More
  • Blog Post: Tim Plays Battle Mii On Wii U

    Deep inside the Nintendo booth, Game Informer's own Tim Turi got his hands on a Wii U for the first time. While still labeled as a tech demo, Battle Mii is a surprisingly polished game for up to five players that takes advantage of the Wii U's handheld screen. Check out the video to see Tim hunt... More
  • Blog Post: Pikmin Coming To Wii U

    Cult series Pikmin may be coming to Nintendo's new Wii U console, as none other than Miyamoto himself says he'd like to bring the franchise to the platform. At a Nintendo roundtable, Miyamoto stopped short of officially announcing an actual game for the Wii U from the series, but he said that... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2011 Day Two Recap

    Nintendo revealed its new console to the world, and the show floor finally opened. Start here for all the day's biggest news. Another day, and another several dozen major games, announcements, and stories that will change the video game landscape in the coming years. Yesterday, we brought you our... More
  • Blog Post: Dan Plays Zelda: Skyward Sword

    In the chaos that is E3 2011, Dan Ryckert found time to explore a dungeon in Zelda: Skyward Sword. With the helpful assistance of a Nintendo employee, Dan solves puzzles and battles enemies in this MotionPlus-centric title for the Wii. Check out the video below to see the game in action. The demo available... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Unveils Its Wii U Lineup

    Ubisoft already has five distinct games targeted for release on Nintendo's new console. The new games include Assassin's Creed, Rabbids, and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online, though it is unclear at this point how closely these games will resemble the current entries for those franchises on... More
  • Blog Post: Third Parties Praise Wii U During Presentation

    In an interview reel shown during the Nintendo press conference, third-party developers were full of praise for Wii U. The conference also closed out with a few kind words from EA CEO John Riccitiello. The word "revolutionary" was thrown around quite a bit during the interview reel with key... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Demonstrates Third-Party Support For Wii U

    Nintendo showed a video at its E3 2011 press conference highlighting several high-profile third-party franchises appearing on its just-announced Wii U console. "This is already more third-party support than the Wii had in like six years," chuckled GI's Dan Ryckert at the news. I tend to... More
  • Blog Post: New Super Mario Bros. Mii Puts Players In The Game

    Reggie Fils-Aime announced that the new Super Mario Bros. game for Wii U will allow players to use their Mii characters in the game. We don't know a whole lot else about the upcoming New Super Mario Bros. Mii; it looked a lot like New Super Mario Bros. Wii, but will let players use their Mii instead... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Publishing LEGO City Stories On Wii U

    Nintendo didn’t make a lot of game announcements for the Wii U during its E3 press conference, but it was willing to confirm that is was publishing at least one title for the new system, LEGO City Stories. Developed by TT Games, LEGO City Stories will be a new open world entry in the LEGO franchise... More
  • Blog Post: Could Wii U Be The Best Platform For Darksiders II?

    The announcement of Nintendo’s new console certainly sounds like a boon for gamers, but what do developers think of Nintendo’s new Wii U? Vigil Games, the developer behind Darksiders II, is certainly looking forward to bringing its series over to the system. "I think it’s cool... More
  • Blog Post: Wii U Controller Features 6.2" Screen, Motion Control, Video Calls

    As expected, Nintendo’s new controller for Wii U features a touchscreen in addition to standard buttons and analog sticks. A sizzle reel at Nintendo’s press conference showed off several previously unknown functions, however. One scenario shown off in the video was a gamer playing a Mario... More
  • Blog Post: Smash Bros. Headed To Wii U And 3DS

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced during the company's press conference this morning that Smash Bros. is in development for both Wii U and 3DS. Iwata said both versions will "work together in some ways." While no other information was given on the new title, this is great news for... More
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