Hot on the heels of Punch-Out!!’s Little Mac, the gun-slinging Diddy Kong has been revealed as the latest addition to the Super Smash Bros. 4 roster. The announcement coincides with the North American release of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, a side-scrolling platform game developed…..
In a move most likely meant to generate interest among gamers in the upcoming Transformers film, Activision has unveiled a trailer for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, releasing in 2014. The game will feature the return of many fan favorites such as Optimus Prime, voiced…..
Nintendo made a few big announcements in today’s Nintendo Direct for the Wii U and 3DS. The company revealed a handful of details about upcoming games, like a new character for Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8′s release date, and some new games coming to…..
An upcoming Nintendo Direct this evening is scheduled to showcase upcoming Wii U and 3DS titles that will arrive towards the end of Spring. Announced on the Nintendo website, the video will arrive on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. In the past, the…..
Nintendo’s problems aren’t just a problem for Nintendo, according to Sony executive Fergal Gara. The industry at large could see a ripple effect from the company’s recent poor financial performance. “We need to bring maybe more family-friendly, more casual experiences into the market,” said Gara…..
Nintendo warned investors today that they would not be making their targeted sales figures for the Wii U. The company slashed their outlook for the year by nearly 70%, and the company has been getting plenty of advice from the internet as to which path…..
NPD released their full year data for 2013 earlier today. Unsurprisingly to those following along at home, the Nintendo 3DS was the top-selling hardware, and GTA V was the top-selling software. Grand Theft Auto V nudged out Call of Duty: Ghosts for the top honor…..
Apparently the Wii U has been a misfire by Nintendo on a massive scale. Consumers just aren’t buying the console, and today, Nintendo has slashed the sales outlook for the console by 70%. Originally forecast to sell 9 million units in the fiscal year, Nintendo…..
Dr Luigi, a throwback to the old Dr. Mario game on the NES, has been released in North America and a couple of trailers for the Wii U exclusive have surfaced. The one embedded above is courtesy of IGN, while a similar trailer had the…..
Markus “Notch” Persson created Minecraft. When rumors surfaced earlier this week about a Wii U version of Minecraft, fans took to Twitter to ask the developer whether or not it was true. According to Persson, he hasn’t heard anything about this rumor. “I am not…..
Check out the latest trailer from Nintendo for Mario Kart 8, set to arrive on Wii U in Spring, 2014
Also announced during today’s Nintendo Direct stream is the addition of golf to Wii Sports Club, available starting today on Nintendo’s eShop. Just like the other sports the Club currently offers — tennis and bowling — Golf supports Motion Plus. Furthermore, you can place your…..
The aptly but not finally named Hyrule Warriors was announced by Nintendo during today’s Nintendo Direct, set to expand the Legend of Zelda franchise to a new, more action-oriented genre. The teaser trailer featured Link expertly mowing down scores of enemies with swordsmanship and magic…..
NPD reports this month will be the first to include the new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hardware in their data. Wedbush analyst, Michael Pachter, has issued his forecast for the data. The analyst believes that the PlayStation 4 will see higher sales than the…..
The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are now available to many consumers worldwide. Both Microsoft and Sony have had successful launches for their respected consoles, selling out quickly to early adopters and holiday shoppers. While both seem to be doing well, one analyst believes that…..
The transition to next generation consoles is never easy, doubly so when a game such as Battlefield 4 has launched on 5 platforms. However, as has been noted in our review and various others, Battlefield 4 has been plagued with server issues, crashing to the…..
Call of Duty: Ghosts – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii U - Call of Duty‘s new next-gen engine ushers in an unprecedented level of innovation, delivering stunning and lifelike characters, gorgeously rendered environments, and authentic real-world animations, all brought to life by advanced lighting systems…..
Despite Nintendo’s insistence on improving their online infrastructure for the WiiU and 3DS, one thing games have noticed is that many traditional Nintendo games do not have online components, but local multiplayer. As an example, the released Pikmin 3 did not have internet due to…..
Need for Speed: Rivals, the newest installment on the Need for Speed franchise, will not be on the Wii U and the PlayStation Vita due to weak sales of Need for Speed: Most Wanted on the platforms, according to creative director Craig Sullivan. When asked by…..
Nintendo has just released some of their most recent sales data for the 3DS and Wii U. The company’s 3DS handheld finished last month as the top selling hardware in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive month. Furthermore, the September 20th price cut of the…..
505 Games and EKO Studios have released a new trailer (with a rocking soundtrack) for How to Survive which is due to release next week. EKO Studios’ How to Survive is a multiplayer zombie survival shoot-em-up in the vein of Dead Nation but including survival aspects……
Erik Johnson of MCVUK has reported that Nintendo are allowing Ripstone, developers of Pure Chess to implement cross-platform multiplayer on their upcoming Nintendo platform releases. Historically console gatekeepers like Nintendo, Sony & Microsoft have frowned on such moves unless it is within their own carefully…..
The Wii U has seen its fair share of struggles, especially with third parties. Concerned over the install base and profitability, many third parties have stepped away from supporting the Wii U until the base increases, such as EA, Activision and Ubisoft. This has not…..
China has had a ban on video game consoles for a very long time, but it has recently been announced that the country will lift that ban in the Shanghai free trade zone. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that foreign companies will be able…..
Super Smash Bros. is constantly one of the most demanded of all Nintendo exclusives nowadays, with the original, Melee, and Brawl being critical and commercial successes. As such, it would make sense that the directory, Masahiro Sakurai, would stress out when it came to balancing…..
Both Sony and Microsoft have been making lots of noise recently about indies and their support for them. What gets lost in the fray is that Nintendo always has a thriving indie scene and allows for self-publishing with the e-Shop. And it’s not just lost…..
Wonderful 101 director, Hideki Kamiya, recently revealed that the upcoming game The Wonderful 101 for the Wii U, was originally a game that would bring together a group of Nintendo All-Stars to work together. As Kiyama put it, “It started out with an order from [Platinum…..
Understandably, Nintendo is in a tight situation. The Wii U has not been the success they hoped it would be, with it selling roughly half as much as the Wii during the same time frame. They recently had to announce a price cut due to…..
There has been some speculation that part of the Wii U’s problem is that its name does not do a good job to differentiate itself as a new console instead of a peripheral. This was most evident on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon when he mistakenly…..
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has spoken out about the launch line-ups for the next generation platforms, PS4 and Xbox One – and he’s unimpressed. In an interview with IGN on the struggling Wii U’s recent US price cut, he insisted that the software…..
Nintendo has just announced an official $50 price cut for the Wii U Premium Bundle, coming with the announcement of the phasing out of the Basic Model, which until today, was the cheapest model available. In more bundle-related news, the big N will also be…..