Quantcast
Destructoid: Videogame News & Community

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist







DESTRUCTOID, EST. IN 2006, IS AN INDEPENDENT NEWS COMPANY. WE ARE GAME CRITICS. OUR COMMUNITY IS RAW, VOCAL, AND HARDCORE <3
Support Dtoid by becoming a Huge Member








Dtoid is...

Hamza Aziz
Chief Executive
Dale North
Editor-in-Chief
Max Scoville
Video Warlock
Steven Hansen
Features Editor
Chris Carter
Reviews Director
Jordan Devore
News Editor
Andy Dixon
Community Manager
Phil Janca
King of the Stream
Spencer Hayes
Defender of Dtoid.tv
Niero G.
Founder

Editors
Meet the team

Our sites
Flixist
Japanator
Tomopop

Contact Us
Suggest News
Advertising
Privacy
Contact Us

8:00 PM on 01.08.2013

Iwata: Women sure do love that Animal Crossing videogame

Nintendo has a big problem on its hands. The company can't seem to keep Animal Crossing: New Leaf on store shelves. The game has been out for only a couple months now, but it's already sold upwards of two million copies&...

Kyle MacGregor

10:30 AM on 01.07.2013

Nintendo: Wii U sales are 'not bad'

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has claimed that sales of the Wii U aren't doing badly, despite its failure to replicate the "sold out" status enjoyed by the original Wii during the holidays.  "At the end of the Christma...

Jim Sterling

7:10 AM on 11.30.2012

Iwata casually explains the meaning of HAL Laboratory

Every Nintendo fan knows of HAL Laboratory. The guys that are primarily responsible for the Kirby series, with the cute logo? Until now, people pretty much had an idea of where they got the name, but that's about to change. I...

Chris Carter

6:00 PM on 11.28.2012

Nintendo planning massive restructure for 2013

According to various publications like Guardian UK, Nikkei, and Wired, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata will institute a massive company restructure starting in December, which will involve expanding old divisions, creating new ones...

Tony Ponce



Wii U's USB storage, BC, and digital promo laid bare photo
Wii U's USB storage, BC, and digital promo laid bare
by Tony Ponce

Earlier today, I shared an English-language Nintendo Direct that detailed many of Nintendo Network's features. Who would have guessed that the Japanese branch would follow up a few hours later with yet another Direct with little warning. Nintendo truly is a company of shinobi.

You can watch Iwata's latest info dump above, but it won't benefit you unless you are fluent in "Nihongo." Thankfully, NeoGAF user cvxfreak was gracious enough to summarize the entire shebang. I've posted his notes past the break, or you can hit the link above and jump right to the source NeoGAF page.

Up for discussion are parental controls, USB storage options, backwards compatibility, and the Deluxe Digital Promotion. The Wii U will be able to read external hard drives up to 2TB in capacity, but it must be properly formatted so that it only works with the console. USB-powered HDDs are not 100% guaranteed to work unless you use a two-pronged USB Y cable. Wii Virtual Console titles can't be played on the GamePad, but Nintendo is working on launching a Wii U Virtual Console that will allow such functionality. And the points your earn as part of the Deluxe Digital Promotion can be used not only on the Wii U eShop but also on the 3DS eShop, Wii Shopping Channel, and DSi Shop.

Read on for the rest.

view full story + comments


6:00 PM on 10.15.2012

Take a look at the insides of the Wii U

Psst! Hey, you. Yeah, I'm talking to you. You wanna see some pictures of the Wii U without, you know, anything on? Yeeeeah, I know you do I... okay I'm freaking myself out now. In Nintendo's latest Ask Iwata, the team dive in...

Harry Monogenis



New Super Mario Bros. 2 getting DLC level packs photo
New Super Mario Bros. 2 getting DLC level packs
by Tony Ponce

[Update: Slight mistake on my part. All three announced level packs will be available on October 2, with additional unannounced packs appearing later.]

Ooooooh, those sneaky Nintendo devils! Out of the blue, they announce a special Nintendo Direct for the very same evening, getting our knickers in a twist, just to announce DLC levels for New Super Mario Bros. 2. And here I was hoping to finally learn news about the Wii U's online features, but I suppose Nintendo could always surprise us with yet another Nintendo Direct at, like, 4 AM on a Tuesday or something.

The best thing to come out of tonight's announcement would definitely have to be Nintendo President Satoru Iwata's disembodied polygonal head. He could give Dr. Kawashima a run for his money!

It would seem that this three-pack set of NSMB2 levels will appear on October 2, with another coming later in October and a third in November, all for ¥200 apiece. We should be receiving the same news from the American branch in a few minutes, so I'll update with the relevant US information at that time.

view full story + comments






10:30 PM on 07.23.2012

Nintendo 3DS XL screen will greatly reduce screen glare

If you're still undecided on the merit of the 3DS XL, with its bigger screen and improved battery life, then consider this. The Nintendo 3DS XL screen will feature a whopping 75% reduction in screen glare.  The revelatio...

Holly Green

9:00 AM on 07.13.2012

Want a second 3DS XL analog nub? Iwata says tough titty

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata recently addressed the issue of the 3DS XL's lack of an analog nub. The feather-haired warrior, ever-ready to deflect criticism, had his list of reasons all planned out, with the ultimate messa...

Jim Sterling

11:00 AM on 07.12.2012

Iwata: 3D not quite as popular as it once was

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said that the 3D fad might be dying down a little bit, and that while the visual effect makes for better graphics, it will only be a minor part of future gaming generations.  "I think ...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 06.29.2012

Nintendo: Wii U online will be free, no subscriptions

Microsoft may have pioneered the "charge gamers for things that should be free" scheme, but none of the other platform holders have taken to the idea. As Nintendo prepares to meet Sony and Microsoft head-on with the Wii U, it...

Jim Sterling

6:00 PM on 06.17.2012

Mistwalker wants to make action-RPGs for the Wii U

Here we go again. Speaking with Gamezone in a recent interview Miswalker's Takuya Matsumoto discussed The Last Story developer's future projects, which might include the possibility of more action-RPGs for Nintendo's next hom...

Kyle MacGregor

7:23 AM on 06.14.2012

Iwata states that the Wii U will support free to play

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata recently announced that the Wii U will fully support both the free to play model, and the ability to conduct microtransactions. My friends, the time for first party Nintendo console DLC may be upon u...

Chris Carter

7:30 PM on 06.09.2012

Non-Specific Action Figure has the last word of E3

Seriously, with all the nothing going on in terms of announcements, Non-Specific Action Figure really did do the best job.   Also, I love how this entire segment looks and sounds like a WWE backstage promo.

Jim Sterling

7:15 PM on 06.06.2012

Nintendo president Iwata talks minimum price for Wii U

[Update: Like Kotaku, we failed to notice that Bloomberg's report was from last year. As such, Iwata's quote about the potential price of the Wii U may not necessarily be accurate today. Nothing to see here!] If your jaw drop...

Kyle MacGregor

12:27 PM on 06.05.2012

BANANAS WIN E3

Iwata considers the bananas. He feels the bananas. The bananas please Iwata. Bananas. Bananas. Bananas. Bananas. Bananas. Bananas. Bananas. Bananas. Bananas. Bananas. Bananas.

Tony Ponce