All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘wii u’

Mario Kart 8 Hits Shelves, Hailed Best In The Series

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 vehicles to choose from. This 8th version of the game most definitely expands the Mario Kart universe, including new items …

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‘Mario Kart 8’ Informational Video Released

Mario fans only have one more month to wait until Mario Kart 8 hits the stores, and to get them even more pumped, Nintendo released a Nintendo Direct video. The video covers some exciting news, including word of a Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle, new characters and items, a free downloadable game offer for Wii U owners who buy …

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NES Remix 2 Gets New Mode Inspired By Nintendo World Championships

One of the rarest Nintendo games of all time is the Nintendo World Championships cartridge handed out to the winners of the competition in 1990. The cartridge contained levels from Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer and Tetris and would track the scores from all three games over the course of 6 minutes and 21 seconds. While it’s all but impossible …

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New Super Smash Bros. To Appeal To Core And Casual Fans Alike

Super Smash Bros. is an interesting beast. It has to appeal to its core fanbase that plays it like a fighter while still appealing to those who play it like a party game. Super Smash Bros. Melee heavily appealed to the former while Super Smash Bros. Brawl heavily appealed to the latter. With the latest game, Nintendo is working to …

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Game Boy Advance Games Come To Wii U In This Week’s Nintendo Download

Nintendo promised and it delivered. Game Boy Advance games are finally on the virtual console. The only downside is that the games are only available on the Wii U. It makes much more sense to have them on the 3DS, but we gotta take what we can get. Speaking of Game Boy Advance games, this week sees the release of …

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Mario Kart 8 To Feature New Items, New Courses And Live Music

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 looks like Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U will be following in its footsteps. No, unfortunately the tag team …

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Sonic Dons Link’s Green Hat And Tunic In Lost World DLC

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 – The Legend of Zelda Zone is the next piece of DLC headed to Sonic Lost World. IGN reports today that …

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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 great lineup of GBA classics that fans won’t want to ignore. Starting April 3, Nintendo will start releasing at least …

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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 though? Is there any way to really let the world know who the best Mario Kart players are? Probably not, …

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Wii U To Get Over 50 Unity Titles, Engine Support Might Come To 3DS

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 them started on creating indie content for the system. The handout apparently worked as Nintendo claims to have a lot …

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Pokemon Battle Trozei Headlines This Week’s Nintendo Download

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 this week. Nintendo announced that Pokemon Battle Trozei is hitting the Nintendo eShop today after being announced at the last …

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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 fitness focused title. Nintendo announced this morning that Wii Sports Club will be free to download starting March 21 at …

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Yoshi’s New Island Headlines This Week’s 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 eShop titles. Nintendo announced that Yoshi’s New Island will be hitting the Nintendo eShop at midnight on March 14. The …

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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 biggest turnaround in this regard came from Nintendo where it completely revamped its developer relations program to get indies on …

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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 continues this week. Nintendo announced today that the Wii U’s only virtual console release this week is NES Open Tournament …

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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 own hardware in favor of making games for mobile devices. While Nintendo has repeatedly said this would never happen, Nintendo …

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Professor Layton Finds His Way Into The 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 this week is Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy on February 28. This is the final Layton game in the …

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Nintendo Shutting Down Wii, DS Online Services In May

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 for each game. If you managed to get past all that, you might have found that titles like Mario Kart …

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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 the actual game are still scarce, a new video gives us a look at how the project came together. First …

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Here’s One Last Look At Donkey Kong Country: 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 deliver another helping of pitch-perfect platforming and delightful music. While Nintendo hasn’t been shy about sharing trailers for the game, …

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Donkey Kong And Weapon Shops Make Up This Week’s 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 3DS. Nintendo announced today that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will be out on the eShop tomorrow alongside the game’s …

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Nintendo Direct Offers Details On Upcoming Games

For the first Nintendo Direct of the year, fans had high hopes. After all, the Nintendo Direct that kicked off 2013 was full of surprises and new game announcements. That was unfortunately not the case this time around, but there was still plenty of goodness for the Nintendo fan. Starting off, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed that Little Mac from …

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Super C Headlines This Week’s Nintendo Download

There’s a new Nintendo Direct this afternoon at 5 p.m. that has the Nintendo faithful all excited. Is Nintendo going to announce a new game? Are we going to hear anything about X or Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem? Whatever happened to Yarn Yoshi? All these questions and more will probably not see an answer, but at least you …

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Watch Dogs Delayed On Wii U, Coming To Other Platforms This Spring

It wasn’t that long ago that we heard rumors of Ubisoft canceling Watch Dogs on the Wii U. The publisher denied the rumors and Nintendo fans could breathe easy once again. While it may not have been outright canceled, the publisher has now confirmed that Wii U owners are going to have to wait. During Ubisoft’s quarterly earnings report today, …

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Sonic The Hedgehog Gets A TV Show, Video Game In 2014

Man, Sonic Lost World was kind of terrible, wasn’t it? It was obvious that Sega missed something in its quest to make Super Sonic Galaxy and ended up moving away from the mostly excellent Sonic Generations. For its next outing, Sega is completely reinventing Sonic again, but in more ways than one. Starting this year, Sega will be bringing Sonic …

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Bravely Default Is The Highlight Of This Week’s Nintendo Download

Bravely Default is out on Friday and JRPG fans all over the nation are chomping at the bit to get it. If you don’t mind forfeiting the physical release, fans can grab it tonight at midnight as part of this week’s Nintendo Download. That’s right – the highlight of this week’s Nintendo Download is Bravely Default. The latest JRPG from …

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Here Are A Bunch Of Games Coming To The Wii U And 3DS In 2014

Nintendo is in a bit of a pickle. The Wii U isn’t selling at all, and the 3DS’ explosive momentum might slow down in 2014. One of the major problems affecting both consoles are their lack of third party support and that doesn’t look to change this year. Despite not having the kind of third party support that Sony and …

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‘Arkham Origins’ DLC Cancelled For Wii U

Since the launch of the Wii U, arguably the biggest third-party series on the console has been the Batman: Arkham games. The console launched with a well-polished version of Arkham City packed with all the extra content already out for other platforms. Warner Bros. followed that up last year by launching Batman: Arkham Origins on the Wii U, though it …

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This Week’s Nintendo Download Finds A Link To The Past

Nintendo may be going through a rough patch these days, but that doesn’t mean it can neglect its responsibilities. Not only is the company addressing its weaknesses, but it’s also releasing quality content on the virtual console again. Nintendo announced this morning that The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is now available on the Wii U virtual …

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Nintendo Details Wii U Strategy For 2014 And Beyond

It’s been said time and time again over the past few months – the Wii U is not doing well at all. In its Q3 financial results, Nintendo revealed that it had only sold 2.41 million Wii U units in the past nine months. In comparison, the PS4 alone sold over 4 million units in its first two months. Investors …

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