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Mario Kart 8 Hits Shelves, Hailed Best In The Series

Mario Kart 8 Hits Shelves, Hailed Best In The Series

By Rachel Kolman May 31, 2014

The much-anticipated Mario Kart 8 hit stores yesterday, and it’s already seeing tons of high praise. The latest installment, which is only available on the Wii U, includes 32 racetracks (16 new, 16 repurposed classics), 30 different drivers, and 26 …

Mario Kart 8 To Feature New Items, New Courses Mario Kart 8 To Feature New Items, New Courses

Mario Kart isn’t exactly what gamers would call a revolutionary series. Each game in the franchise knows what it is and doesn’t deviate far from that. The last truly innovative Mario Kart was Double Dash on the Gamecube, and it …

Sonic Dons Link's Green Hat And Tunic In Lost World Sonic Dons Link's Green Hat And Tunic In Lost World

Last year, Nintendo announced that Sonic Lost World would be getting two free Nintendo-themed DLC packs. The first was based on Yoshi’s Island and the second was teased to be based on The Legend of Zelda. Now it’s official – …

Here Are The GBA Games Coming To The Wii U In April Here Are The GBA Games Coming To The Wii U In April

Last month, Nintendo announced that Gameboy Advance games would finally be coming to the virtual console. Oddly enough, however, the games would be appearing on the Wii U instead of the 3DS. Despite that one odd decision, Nintendo has a …

Mario Kart 8 Is Put Through Its Paces By The Pros Mario Kart 8 Is Put Through Its Paces By The Pros

Can you be a pro at Mario Kart? Well, you might be a pro among your friends for knowing the secret to avoiding a blue shell or knowing all shortcuts in Mario Kart: Double Dash. Is that really a pro …

Wii U To Get Over 50 Unity Titles Wii U To Get Over 50 Unity Titles

Over the last few years, Unity has become one of the most prominent game engines in the industry thanks to its low cost and universal compatibility. Nintendo even gives away the engine to authorized Wii U developers to help get …

Pokemon Battle Trozei Hits The 3DS This Week Pokemon Battle Trozei Hits The 3DS This Week

Did you already catch ‘em all in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y? Are you getting bored of your adventures in Pokemon’s version of France? If so, you might want to check out the latest Pokemon game hitting the Nintendo eShop …

Nintendo Offers Free Trial Of Wii Sports Club Nintendo Offers Free Trial Of Wii Sports Club

Last year, Nintendo tried its hand at free trials with a month long Wii Fit U trial that gave players the opportunity to download the title and try it for free. Now it’s starting a similar promotion for its other …

Yoshi's New Island Headlines The Nintendo Download Yoshi's New Island Headlines The Nintendo Download

For the past month, the Nintendo Download has been pretty barren. Even major releases would be accompanied by maybe one or two more games. That finally changes this week with the the release of a major 3DS title alongside numerous …

Nintendo Wants You To Know That Its Indie Friendly Nintendo Wants You To Know That Its Indie Friendly

The current generation of game consoles have forced change onto all three platform holders. One of the biggest changes is their approach to indie games. Whereas previous generations weren’t so kind, the current platforms welcome indies with open arms. The …

Golf And Bloks Make Up This Week's Nintendo Download Golf And Bloks Make Up This Week's Nintendo Download

The Nintendo Download has been lacking in new content for the past few months. Major releases offer minor relief, but Nintendo more often than not relies on unexciting virtual console releases to pad out its release schedule. That same padding …

Iwata: Nintendo Isn't Changing Anytime Soon Iwata: Nintendo Isn't Changing Anytime Soon

Nintendo didn’t have a stellar 2013. The Wii U continues to be a disaster and the 3DS can only do so much to offset those losses. In the face of these challenges, shareholders have called on Nintendo to forsake its …

Professor Layton Is In This Week's Nintendo Download Professor Layton Is In This Week's Nintendo Download

For the past few weeks, the Nintendo Download has been a bit on the skimpy side. That’s not going to change this week as Nintendo only has one major 3DS release and some virtual console titles. The only major release …

Nintendo Shutting Down Wii, DS Online Services Nintendo Shutting Down Wii, DS Online Services

The Wii and DS were the first Nintendo consoles to offer online play through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. The service wasn’t exactly the best and it was more frustrating than anything what with players having to enter separate friend codes …

Here's A Behind The Scenes Look At Sonic Boom Here's A Behind The Scenes Look At Sonic Boom

Sega surprised everyone earlier this month when it announced a reboot of Sonic called Sonic Boom. The new game ties into a new CG-animated TV series and toy line that will be produced by Sega’s Western branch. While details on …

Here's One Last Look At DKC: Tropical Freeze Here's One Last Look At DKC: Tropical Freeze

Tomorrow’s the day – Rambo The Videogame Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze finally arrives on store shelves. After being delayed past its original release in December, the Retro Studios developed sequel to Donkey Kong Country Returns finally, well, returns to …

Donkey Kong Joins The Nintendo Download Donkey Kong Joins The Nintendo Download

The Nintendo eShop has been updated yet again, and surprise – there’s not a lot here. What is there, however, is pretty good as a few major first party and third party releases are finally hitting the Wii U and …