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5:15 PM on 11.11.2013

You won't find Nintendo Land on the US eShop anymore

In a strange move that no one understands, everyone's favorite Mario factory has recently removed original Wii U pack-in Nintendo Land from the system's eShop. Exactly when, we're not sure. NeoGAF users found the title gone f...

Brett Zeidler


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1:00 PM on 02.02.2013

Storm's Adventure with Wii U and Nintendo Land

Next in line for "Playing Catch Up to the Catch Up" is my Wii U premiere video. True be told, it isn't the really the premiere video, that honor belongs to this live stream (I brand them as "Live Boredom"). Click that to wat...

Storm Dain

4:00 PM on 01.24.2013

An aural tour with the composer of Nintendo Land, part 3

This is our third and final entry in our series featuring composer Ryo Nagamatsu as he walks us through the attractions in Nintendo Land one-by-one, giving us an inside look at what he was thinking about when he wrote the gam...

Jayson Napolitano



An aural tour with the composer of Nintendo Land, part 2 photo
An aural tour with the composer of Nintendo Land, part 2
by Jayson Napolitano

We're back with part two of our audio walkthrough of Nintendo Land with composer Ryo Nagamatsu. This time we visit Luigi's Ghost Mansion, Mario Chase, Metroid Blast, and Octopus Dance.

And be sure to read part one of our feature which covered four other Nintendo Land attractions.

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An aural tour with the composer of Nintendo Land, part 1 photo
An aural tour with the composer of Nintendo Land, part 1
by Jayson Napolitano

I have to admit that I was secretly looking forward to Nintendo Land a great deal. While I wasn't sold after Nintendo's E3 press conference last year, seeing the title in action really got the nostalgia flowing for me in all the right ways. And as a fan of game music in particular, I was excited to hear what the compnay would do with the title given that it paid homage to most of Nintendo's classic franchises.

As it turns out, Ryo Nagamatsu of Nintendo's EAD Sound Group (who's worked on several recent Mario titles, including New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Galaxy 2) was tasked with all of the music for the game, including original tunes and arrangements. He's taken the time to walk us through each of the attractions in the game, sharing his inspirations, the challenges he faced, and pointing out a few things here and there that fans may not have noticed. He also answers a few other questions along the way.

Join us for part one of our feature below, which visits Animal Crossing: Sweet Day, Balloon Trip Breeze, Captain Falcon's Twister Race, and Donkey Kong's Crash Course.

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8:00 PM on 11.20.2012

Nintendo Land pack-ins will be eligible for Club Nintendo

If you are like me and furiously register your new Nintendo games for the Club Nintendo coins as soon as you open the package, you were probably surprised to discover that the copy of Nintendo Land bundled with the Wii U Delu...

Tony Ponce

6:00 PM on 10.29.2012

Nintendo Land: Last three attractions detailed

Nintendo has decided to fully detail the last three Nintendo Land attractions that we told you about earlier this month. These last three round out the list of 12 attractions coming to the Wii U launch title, both of which dr...

Dale North

11:00 AM on 10.18.2012

Nintendo Land: details on Octopus Dance and 2 other games

GoNintendo has an image of a list of details for some of the Nintendo Land minigames, giving us details on Yoshi's Fruit Cart, Captain Falcon's Twister Race, and Octopus Dance.  Octopus Dance is the greatest name ever g...

Dale North