Friday will see somewhat of a large update introduced to Super Smash Bros. The Wii U is to receive major updates including the much anticipated Tourney Mode which is made up of two modes, the first of which allows players to compete for the highest points count which will be referring to as Community Tourneys. The second, Regular Tourneys include a more defined rule structure and will only be available at set times.
— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) July 29, 2015
YouTube replays will also be introduced into the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. allowing players to share their match replays to the popular Google owned video sharing service.Click here to read more...
Splatoon really is the game that just keeps on giving. August will bring a major update to the popular Wii U title with Nintendo officially highlighting the following in a recent press release:
Splatoon blows third-person shooting wide open with its wildly unique mechanics and uninhibited sense of fun. Approachable for newcomers and enjoyable for old hands, it's an impressive Wii U exclusive, though we'll have to take Nintendo's promises of free DLC and updates on trust. - Splatoon Review | Squid Free Or Dye Hard
If you had no interest in Splatoon before today, you very much must have now. Tomorrow sees the introduction of the N-ZAP89, which in retro terms you may remember as the Nintendo Zapper. I'm not sure I should, but I feel the need for a hashtag! #DuckHunt
...and another gun called the Octobrush. Doesn't that bring back memories? Sat there, right in front of the TV with the end of the Nintendo Zapper almost touching the screen as you tried to take down those pesky ducks!Click here to read more...
News has emerged this morning that Satoru Iwata, the President of Nintendo, passed away on Saturday. He was 55 years-old.
In a statement released early this morning, Nintendo confirmed that the cause of death was “due to a bile duct growth.” He had missed out on last year’s E3 due to having surgery for the same issue. He was survived by his wife Kayoko.Click here to read more...
Yoshi's Woolly World is Nintendo at their inventive best. Delightful and deceptively devious, this sensational platformer encourages you to explore, experiment and genuinely play with it at every turn. - Yoshi's Woolly World Review | Nintendo At The Top Of Their Game
This brilliant price is brought to us by The Game Collection as part of their 10th birthday anniversary and will require the use of code BIRTHDAY10.
Thanks to Gizmo2501 on HUKD for the tip off.
UPDATE: The Game Collection keep running out of stock. If you can't get a copy, you can buy Splatoon for £22.39 at Base!
Here's another one to add to the list of voucher code-based deals in The Game Collection's birthday celebrations, beating the cheapest price elsewhere by a few pounds. In our review we called Splatoon "fresh, messy, raucous and brilliant," and while it was lacking features and maps at launch Nintendo have released a steady stream of content since then. Basically, if you own a Wii U it's a hard to argue against the value at this price. Thanks to littlemonster2011 @ HUKD!
Be sure to check out our Splatoon review for more details.
If you own a few amiibo and are looking for a storage solution and doubles up as a display and carry case, look no further than the Nintendo store. You can now get an 8-figure carry case decorated with Mario and Pals, complete with carry handle, secure velcro fastener and inner window display with 8 separate compartments. It usually costs £19.99, both from Nintendo and elsewhere, but you can knock it down to £13.99 with a voucher code!
Oh, and word is that Amazon Germany are stocking all the wave 6 amiibo.
It's not that I don't believe Capcom. If they say something then, why shouldn't it be happening? Maybe I'm just allowing myself to easily believe that sometimes if something seems too good to be true, then it probably is.
Capcom are teasing the pre-order of the Wearable Mega-Man Helmet stating:
"Due to immense popular demand! There have been many attempts at creating a wearable Mega Man helmet over the years, but it's never been made officially. Made of high quality ABS plastic with a high polish finish, authentic proportions and details, plus working LED lights! A unique clamshell hinge allows the front and back half of the helmet to easily open up to comfortably fit your head inside the soft padded interior for a perfect fit.Click here to read more...
Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition is a fantastic package, containing two meaty match-3 RPGs and hours of quality content without a single microtransaction. Accessible, deep and involving, it's great for killing a few minutes or an entire evening at a time. - Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Review | Perfect Match
Credit to FantasyDeals on HUKD for the heads up.
Show off your geeky allegiance and minimise tan lines with these Nintendo-themed bikinis - one of which contains a mix of classic Ninty characters while the other goes down the black and gold Zelda logo route. Both have been discounted by a fiver on EMP.
Slow news day? No. Nooo. Why do you ask?
You might not know this, but Nintendo actually hired Sony to create a new console and CD-based storage solution for them many years ago... before Ninty stabbed them in the back and partnered with Phillips at the eleventh hour. Sony then took their ideas and turned it into the original PlayStation, but there must have been some prototypes knocking around back when the two companies were working together.
Apparently one of these prototypes has now been found.Click here to read more...
Of all the games revealed at E3 2015, none was so vocally hated and reviled as Metroid Prime: Federation Force. Fans have even made (some admittedly very silly) petitions for Nintendo to cancel its development immediately, and statistically speaking you probably hate it too.
Reggie Fils-Aime is well aware of the criticism, but doesn't seem to grasp (or more likely isn't willing to acknowledge) the grievances that most gamers actually have.Click here to read more...
Who doesn't love Nintendo and their merchandise? Ok, I will be completely honest, I didn't around 10 days ago. Until I purchased a Wii U which somehow seemed to eradicate years and years of irrational hatred towards the little red hat wearing Italian and his brother. Meaning this sale has come at the completely perfect time for me.
Unfortunately, there is a £1.99 standard delivery fee for purchases made under £20.00 but I have a feeling the more you buy the happier you'll be.
On a side note, please try to hold no hatred towards me based on jealousy because I am still yet to play and appreciate the likes of Mario, Zelda, Monster Hunter and Donkey Kong. It wasn't intentional, but I am happy it has happened like this.
Nintendo accidentally released a free-to-play puzzler on 3DS earlier this year, but are now getting around to launching it on the platforms it was probably designed for in the first place.Click here to read more...
Super Mario Maker looks like a fantastic tribute to 30 years of platforming greatness: an incredibly robust and exciting tool that lets you create your own levels, experiment in crazy ways and comes with 100 stages into the bargain. You can currently pre-order a physical copy with a reference design book for less than £30 at Zavvi, which is one of the best prices we've seen.
You can watch nearly half an hour of footage in the video above. Many thanks to Evans94 @ HUKD!
Digital downloads should be cheaper than retail. Patently. They require no manufacturing costs, no shipping, no storage and no third-party seller taking their cut.
However, Nintendo doesn't see things the same way, even if they're slowly changing their outlook for the better.Click here to read more...
Super Mario Maker looks like a fantastic tribute to 30 years of platforming greatness: an incredibly robust and exciting tool that lets you create your own levels, experiment in crazy ways and comes with 100 stages into the bargain. You can currently pre-order a physical copy with a reference design book for £32.99 at 365 Games, which is the cheapest around.
You can watch nearly half an hour of footage in the video above. Thanks again, FantasyDeals!
I honestly love everything about Nintendo, their ability to get things right is second to none and Mario Kart 8 is absolutely no different and serious fun for both adults and children alike.
Mario Kart 8 is a great example of how to keep a 20-odd year old franchise relevant. It isn't shy to give you what you've already had before with it's predictable racing fun. But conversely it also offers up so much more with this latest installment thanks to brilliant track design, item tweaking, customisation and a strong online offering to keep you coming back for more for months to come. - Mario Kart 8 Review | Wheelie Good Fun (9/10)
Nintendo have refreshed their stock of Amiibo on the official store, with the likes of Shulk, Little Mac and Wii Fit Trainer available for just £10.99.
They won't be for long. Go, go, go!