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  • Blog Post: Looking At The Past, Present, And Future Of The Wii U

    Need a quick reminder about why you have a Wii U? Check out this Nintendo video that gives a brief overview of the some of the best games to release this last last year along with a quick look at some exciting upcoming titles. Take a glance at some of these Wii U's hottest recent releases, and then... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Prices Amiibo Figures, Additional Compatible Titles Listed

    We still don't have a release date for Nintendo's Skylander-like Amiibos (or, for that matter, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, which will use them). However, the company has priced the toys and revealed new titles that will make use of them. Each Amiibo figure will cost $12.99 and the first 12 figures... More
  • Blog Post: Bayonetta 2 Launches On October 24

    Nintendo has announced that Bayonetta 2 has a firm release date. The title will make its previous "October 2014" release, arriving at the tail end of the month. Bayonetta 2 for Wii U will come bundled with a copy of the original game. Nintendo and developer Platinum Games have also included... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Almost Starred In Nintendo's Splatoon

    Nintendo's upcoming Wii multiplayer shooter Splatoon is a rarity for the company: a new IP. However, it was almost a Mario game. In an interview with Edge magazine, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto revealed, "There were heated debates over who the main player character should be. Whether it should... More
  • Blog Post: Grab Disney Infinity For Free On Wii U

    Nintendo is trying to incentivize gamers to migrate to its newest console by letting Disney Infinity players download the Wii U version of the game for free via the Nintendo eShop. Anyone can go into the Nintendo eShop right now and download the original Disney Infinity onto their Wii U. The only catch... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Skips Wii U

    Earlier this week, we published an interview with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, during which we discussed Nintendo. Guillemot told us that Watch Dogs will be the last mature title the company publishes on the platform, given past performance of Assassin’s Creed games. Now, another publisher is taking... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart 8's Mercedes-Benz DLC Dated For North America

    Mario Kart's bizarre partnership with Mercedes-Benz is making its way to North America in the form of DLC this month. We knew it would be making its way to North America , but now we know when. Releasing August 27, there will be three different Mercedes-Benz cars to download: a 2014 GLA,1934 W 25... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Kart Now Available On Wii U eShop

    If you own a Wii U, it's fairly likely that you've not only played Mario Kart 8, but loved it, too. Today, you can return to the series' roots and download the original Super Mario Kart, available on the Wii U eShop. For $7.99, you can download this SNES classic and play it on your TV or... More
  • Blog Post: Couch Co-Op, But No Online Play For Hyrule Warriors

    We only have a couple of days to wait before Nintendo drops some new Hyrule Warriors on us. In advance of Monday night’s event, we’ve learned that the title will be missing a feature that some were hoping for. According to the official Twitter account for the game, online play is not supported... More
  • Blog Post: Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct Coming Late Monday Night

    Nintendo is experimenting with its Nintendo Direct times once again. This time, the company has scheduled something for late in the evening. On Monday night at 8 p.m. Pacific / 11 p.m. Eastern ( tune in here ), the company will be revealing new details about Hyrule Warriors. The title is currently slated... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart 8 Sells 2.82 Million Units, But Nintendo Loses $97 Million During First Quarter FY15

    Let’s start with the good news. Mario Kart 8 is an overwhelming success, as Nintendo has announced that 2.82 million copies have been sold worldwide. Given the install base of 6.68 million, that works out to 42 percent of Wii U owners racing around the Mushroom Kingdom. Despite the monstrous attach... More
  • Blog Post: Learn Which Zelda Games Began Life As Remakes Of Other Zelda Games

    A new video from YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming takes a look at the Zelda series. The video details how many Zelda titles began as attempts at remaking previous Zelda titles, and how it took The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker's visuals to inspire Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma's wife... More
  • Blog Post: The Swapper Heading To Wii U

    Facepalm Games' clever puzzle platformer, The Swapper, has already won over fans on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita. Now it's coming to Wii U. Curve Digital, which has developed a reputation for porting well-regarded indie games like Thomas Was Alone and Lone Survivor over to consoles... More
  • Blog Post: Sonic Boom Wii U And 3DS Release Dates Announced

    Sega aims to bring its mascot back in a big way with Sonic Boom, given there's an animated series , comic series , and a feature film in the works, but it hasn't forgotten about the blue blur's roots on video game consoles. Today, Sega announced its two Sonic Boom games will launch one week... More
  • Blog Post: Wii U Update Version 5.1.0 Now Available

    The latest update allows players to transfer data between Wii Us. Previously, you could do a one-time transfer from a Wii to a Wii U, but there was no way to transfer data from a Wii U to a new Wii U. With update version 5.1.0, a "System Transfer" option is now available. You can learn more... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Embraces The Luigi Death Stare In New Mario Kart 8 Ad

    The infamous Luigi death stare has moved beyond meme status and into the world of advertising. A new Japanese advertisement for Mario Kart 8 showcases Mario and pals in a race, focusing in on the racers in slow-motion, finishing out with a shot of Luigi as he drives by looking over his shoulder in disgust... More
  • Blog Post: EA Shows NFL Rookies Their Madden NFL 15 Ratings

    A new video from EA Sports gets some new players to react to their less than desirable Madden NFL 15 ratings. Recent NFL recruits Jeremy Hill, Kelvin Benjamin, Khalil Mack, Mike Evans, Sammy Watkins, Johnny Manziel, Tre Mason, and Blake Bortles willingly sat in front of a green screen to let the folks... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Survey Asks If Players Would Like A Current-Gen Rock Band

    Harmonix has issued a survey in order to gauge interest for the future of the Rock Band franchise. You can check out and respond to the five-question survey here , which asks with what frequency players still play Rock Band, whether they would like to see a new Rock Band on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and... More
  • Blog Post: Fatal Frame Coming To Wii U This September In Japan

    Fatal Frame is coming to Wii U… at least in Japan. While this new entry in the series hasn’t be confirmed for a North American or European release, that doesn’t stop us from admiring the trailer. You’ll notice that the camera, a key element in the series, does make an appearance... More
  • Blog Post: Smash Bros.' Lucina Isn't A Marth Clone, But She Comes Close

    After the reveal of Lucina and Robin yesterday as playable characters in Super Smash Bros., we were left to speculate as to how exactly the newcomers will play. Today, director Masahiro Sakurai clarified Lucina's role and her similarities to another fighter, Marth. Lucina is clearly a sword-wielding... More
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