Officially links Nintendo ID
Just in time for Super Mario Maker's release on the horizon, Amazon is offering up downloads for select Nintendo games. In essence, you'll buy the content, then link your Nintendo ID to the service, and the code will auto-pop...
Sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that
Woah Dave! was a pretty big success, though it's looking like the next title on the Dave! series won't be content to simply give us more of the same. While Dave's first adventure was heavily influenced by the 1983's Mario Br...
Autobots, you don't have the touch
Yesterday's North American Spatfest was a unique event, featuring the first of hopefully many brand tie-ins with an outside property. Splatoon's transforming squid kids were tasked to join either team Autobot or team Deceptic...
I had 20 minutes!
Super Mario Maker is playable on the show floor at PAX, and it turns out Nintendo is giving players a rather generous amount of hands-on time with the game. If you're patient and don't have anything else to do (also if y...
Sick USB stick
Xenoblade Chronicles X is getting a collector's edition along with its December 4 release in North America (it launched in Japan earlier this year).
The $90 version includes the game, a 100 page art book, a tiny illustr...
Trust me, this one won't let you down
A level called "All the costumes unlocked! :)" has been featured by Nintendo in Super Mario Maker, that tricks people into thinking the level will let them use some of the many unlockable costumes in the game. Instead plays the greatest song ever known to man.
I don't want to ruin the surprise, so just watch the video above and enjoy.
Looks like a cool shooter
Watching this trailer for Hive Jump brings me back to old school shooters like the ones based on the Aliens franchise. I'm really loving the art direction, focus on multiplayer, and gunplay, but it appears as if we...
A Binding of Isaac amiibo would be rad
Now that the Shovel Knight amiibo is officially official, the floodgates have presumably been opened for other indie collaborations. While we aren't 100% sure that he'll appear in Super Smash Bros. as a guest character, ...
The 'World' style still rocks
Nintendo is still feeding us information for Super Mario Maker, and this time, it's a quick look at the different styles available. As most of you know by now, the game has the original Super Mario Bros. 8-bit theme ava...
Still looks up in the air
I could go either way on Project Treasure, which has recently had a name switch into Lost Reavers. Shooting mummies with machine guns in a dungeon crawling format looks awesome, as do the Souls-esque boss fights, but the fre...
[Update: looks like most of them are gone. Try accessing them on a mobile browser or through the Target app.]
Still collecting amiibo? You'll find the Classic 30th Anniversary Mario, Dr. Mario, Olimar, Ganondorf, and Zero Sui...
Use the toys, Luke
It's only been two years since the release of the first Disney Infinity, which managed to become a massive hit before venturing into Marvel territory in the second game. Now, Disney has tapped the Star Wars market, and i...
Dave & Busters spoke too soon?
I haven't been to a Dave & Busters in years, but the rumor that Pokken Tournament may be heading west by way of arcade location tests would have been enough to get me out there. Sadly, it looks like that may not be happen...
Could he be coming to Smash?
Holy heck, it looks like Shovel Knight is getting an amiibo.
Announced via a tweet made by GAME Brighton, a local branch of the UK's biggest dedicated gaming retailer, the tweet was promptly deleted but appears to be very off...
The Wii U is getting a lot of awesome stuff this week, including Runbow, Sin & Punishment, Sin & Punishment: Star Successor. You'll also find Brave Tank Hero, FullBlast, and Pixel Slime U. Disney Infinity 3.0 wil...
Coming next week
I really enjoyed both Gunman Clive games, as they were excellent little platformers that distilled so much of what made the genre great. The fact that they were sold for only a few bucks helped, but if you weren't keen ...
Patent hints at new external device
Nintendo may finally be introducing voice chat to its hardware.
Though it's unclear if this relates to current or upcoming systems, Nintendo has filed a patent for an external device designed to enable in-game voice chat.
Landing, crashing, burning up in orbit
Kerbal Space Program, a game about planning out a really complex space mission only to make an innocent astronaut drift endlessly in the dark, cold void of space, is coming to the Wii U.
The trailer uploaded by Nintendo is a...
Telltale Games supporting Wii U? A Minecraft title on a Nintendo console? What's going on?
The studio is bringing its upcoming Minecraft: Story Mode to Wii U this fall, according to The Verge. The episodic adventure series is...
The sheer number is staggering
While it's true that LEGO Dimensions needs a number of add-ons to truly access all 14 upcoming worlds, the sheer amount of properties on offer is staggering. It's also a bit more interesting on paper compared to other to...
For me, it's Star Fox Zero
There's a bunch of cool-looking games in this updated "road map" that Nintendo sent us a few days ago, but all in all, I'm mostly stoked for Star Fox Zero, which is now set for a November 20 release. The Star Fox series ...
Run like the colors of the wind
There's been a renewed interest in party games this generation, and I'm loving it. While I'm all for any number of engrossing solo experiences that take a hundred or more hours to complete, on an equal level, I want to chill out and play with friends.
Luckily, Runbow is a rare example of a title in the genre that stands on its own, no matter how many people you bring to the party.
Free expansion coming soon
Plague of Shadows looks like the perfect excuse to get back into Shovel Knight.
It's a free expansion that remixes the game to tell an alternate story about the Plague Knight. Between his customizable bomb-based moveset and s...
Still looks superb
Heart Machine has settled on a spring 2016 release for its lovely action-RPG Hyper Light Drifter. Windows and Mac versions will come first, then consoles "as quickly as possible." Certification for the latter takes extra time...
Man, the official Splatoon soundtrack sounds amazing! First off it's called "Splatune," which would be reason enough to buy it, but it's 61 whopping tracks.
That includes 37 full songs, 14 sound effect tracks, and 10 "ji...
Also, an amiibo trailer
If you ever wanted to watch a Dave Franco stand-in briefly play Super Mario Maker, while his world is depicted in a creepy surreal manner in front of him, this trailer is your huckleberry. Even though it is a commercial, it ...
Genres and mechanics have names for a reason. When something comes up often enough, it's worth developing a shorthand and grouping things together that feel alike. In the past few years, mashing up genres has become the new i...
Fans speculated that Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water would be a digital-only release on the Wii U eShop in North America. Unfortunately, they were correct. Nintendo confirmed its launch plans (October 22, $49.99) in a 2015...
Bayonetta 2 didn't have it either
Star Fox Zero's official box art has been revealed, and people are pissed. Can you guess why? Take a look at the box in the gallery below.
Yep, Platinum Games, who is co-developing the title with Nintendo EAD Group No. 5...
Singing, dancing, & all-around theatrics
While we wait for Europe's next Splatfest to start on August 29, we now know that it's not going to share North America's robotic battle theme. Say goodbye to Autobots vs. Decepticons -- Europe's next Splatfest will be Singin...