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  • Blog Post: Nintendo Lists Expected 2016 Titles, But The Legend Of Zelda Not Among Them

    Following the delay of The Legend of Zelda out of 2015 , Nintendo reported the expected release as “TBD.” At the time, that didn’t raise eyebrows as no Wii U titles in its roster carried release windows later than 2015. That has now changed, with games now carrying anticipated 2016... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Finances Continue To Improve As Wii U Finally Breaks 10 Million

    Nintendo has reported its financial performance for the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year. The company has Amiibo and Splatoon to thank for better than expected results. The company reported a 20.8 percent increase in sales over this quarter last year. The ¥90.2 billion ($730.5 million) in revenue... More
  • Blog Post: The Wii U's TVii Service Is Shutting Down Next Month

    TVii, the underused TV watching service connected to the Wii U, will be no more next month. In a post on TVii Miiverse , Sarah from Nintendo wrote that the service will end on August 11, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. PT. After almost 3 years of finding, watching and engaging with Nintendo TVii, we will be ending... More
  • Blog Post: See All 45 Of Yoshi Woolly World's Amiibo Transformations

    YouTube users GeneralSecura and Master0fHyrule worked together to craft a video showcasing all of Yoshi's Amiibo transformations in the upcoming Yoshi's Woolly World. The game released in Japan on July 16 (it's planned for release in October 16 in North America) which is why footage of all... More
  • Blog Post: King Of Swing Sequel DK Jungle Climber For DS Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    The relatively unknown DK: King of Swing for Game Boy Advance received a sequel on DS in 2007. The game is now available on Wii U Virtual Console. You can grab the game now for $9.99, but know that when it released, we weren't very fond of it. It released during a time when we still had multiple... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Project Cars For Wii U Canceled

    Update: Project Cars publisher Namco Bandai has confirmed the statements by Slightly Mad Studios head Ian Bell that the Wii U version of the race has been canceled. A representative for the publisher sent us the following statement from Andy Tudor, creative director at SMS: "Despite much perseverance... More
  • Blog Post: Devil's Third Still Being Published By Nintendo On Wii U

    After rumors circulated that Nintendo was dropping its publishing of Valhalla Games' Devil's Third on Wii U over quality concerns, Nintendo has confirmed that it will, in fact, be publishing the title in North America for its most recent console during quarter four of this year. In addition,... More
  • Blog Post: Blaster Master Now Available On The Wii U Virtual Console

    The story of Jason, a normal guy, and his underground adventure to save his frog, Fred, is now available on Wii U Virtual Console. Originally released in 1988 by Sunsoft, the game has players switching between playing as a tank and as Jason as he searches for his frog, Fred. It's a tough game, but... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Still Excited To Bring Devil's Third To Wii U, Promises More Details Soon

    Rumors circulated yesterday that Nintendo of America was considering dropping Devil's Third for release in North America. Today, Nintendo reconfirmed it is still coming to Wii U. In a tweet from the official Nintendo of America twitter account, Nintendo wrote, "We know you are eager to hear... More
  • Blog Post: The Nintendo 64's Mario Tennis Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    The very first appearance of Waluigi is now available on Wii U Virtual Console. Mario Tennis was not the first tennis game starring Mario. That honor belongs to Mario's Tennis on the Virtual Boy in 1995. Mario Tennis (which dropped the possessive apostrophe – tennis belongs to everyone on Ninendo... More
  • Blog Post: The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Arrives On Wii U In North America

    The Legend of Zelda underwent an enormous change with the Nintendo 64. Today, you can relive that experience on your Wii U, as Ocarina of Time hits the virtual console. Because this is virtual console title, it’s the Nintendo 64 original. If you’re looking for something with more recent updates... More
  • Blog Post: [Correction] Shovel Knight Getting Physical Retail Release In October

    Shovel Knight will be coming to retailers on October 13. The previously digital-only game is getting a case and a "lavish" instruction manual according to a post from Yacht Club Games. This retail edition includes the original campaign, the upcoming Plague of Shadows expansion, and a Challenge... More
  • Blog Post: Last Call: June Xbox Live Games With Gold And Club Nintendo

    Today is the final day of the first half of 2015. It’s also your last chance to get Xbox Live Games with Gold games and spend your Club Nintendo coins. For Xbox One users, you can grab Pool Nation FX (really, this is your last chance) and Massive Chalice. Xbox 360 owners can nab Thief. For next... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Discusses Wii U Failures, Not Actively Participating In NX Development

    Nintendo spent most of 2014 rebuilding the Wii U’s (and its own) reputation. Titles like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. reminded gamers that there are some things you can only get on a Nintendo console, with millions of fans returning to Wii U to play them. The console still has yet to reach... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: It's The Last Week To Use Your Club Nintendo Points

    Club Nintendo is getting disbanded, and everything goes down on Tuesday, June 30 – so make sure you use your points before then. There's a healthy collection of Virtual Console games to choose from for Wii, Wii U, and 3DS, including many classics. We actually curated a list of what we consider... More
  • Blog Post: Gunman Clive And Sequel Coming To Wii U In HD

    3DS platformers Gunman Clive and its sequel are heading to Wii U in an HD collection. Creator Bertil Hörberg announced the upcoming port on twitter, though he didn't have an exact release date. Btw, Gunman Clive 1&2 is coming to WiiU. I'm hoping to send the US version to lotcheck next... More
  • Blog Post: DS Titles Star Fox Command And Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    Star Fox's only original handheld outting (Star Fox 64 3D was a remake) and the Mario & Luigi sequel are both now available as downloadable titles on the Wii U Virtual Console. With Star Fox Zero and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam 's E3 presence, the release timing of these two games is no... More
  • Blog Post: The New Luna Blaster Weapon Comes To Splatoon Tonight

    The Luna Blaster, which functions a bit like an ink shotgun, is coming to Splatoon tonight at 7 p.m. PT. A short-range weapon, the Luna Blaster has a high fire rate and explosive impact, but won't do much at long distance. The Luna Blaster joins other recent additions, the Splash-O-Matic and the... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Were Your Favorite Games Of E3 2015?

    E3 2015 has found its permanent place in the rear-view mirror. If you haven't done so already, you can check out our favorite games of E3 2015 in our annual "Best of E3" awards . Now, however, we want to know what you liked best at E3. Did the proven franchises like Halo, Uncharted, and... More
  • Blog Post: Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Available Now On Wii U Virtual Console

    Alongside the surprise announcement of Earthbound Beginnings last week, the Wii U Virtual Console got another classic game with Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. The Sacred Stones released in 2005 for Game Boy Advance and joins the 2003 Game Boy Advance titled simply Fire Emblem , which released for Wii... More
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