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8:00 PM on 08.07.2014

Mega Man 5 hits Wii U, Mega Man StreetPass puzzle hits 3DS

Rehashing is not new for Capcom. Still, does it feel like, just maybe, the excitement over Keiji Inafune's two not-Mega Men has spurred Capcom to release a bunch of Mega Man stuff this month? Maybe. Mega Man 5 ...

Steven Hansen





1:45 PM on 08.07.2014

Hive Jump shows off some stunning running and gunning on Kickstarter

We have seen a lot of metroidvanias come out of Kickstarter in recent years, and a handful of more Mega Man-like games, but games like Contra have not gotten a lot of love from the crowdfunding platform. Hive Jump looks like...

Darren Nakamura

11:00 AM on 08.07.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega Man August begins with MM5

Today is a very Virtual Console-y day on Nintendo Download, with Super Mario Kart, Mega Man 5, and Cybernator coming to the Wii U. Also, Jett Tailfin and Shut the Box come to the Wii U eShop. On the 3DS we have...

Chris Carter

2:00 PM on 08.06.2014

Virtual Console Verdict: Mega Man Battle Network

I can't remember the first tactical game I ever played. The first one that stands out in my mind is Tactics Ogre, but I'm sure I dabbled in some NES games without truly knowing what I was doing. What I would never expect grow...

Chris Carter

12:45 PM on 08.06.2014

Lone Survivor, Stealth Inc. 2, The Swapper hit Wii U this holiday season

Lone Survivor is creeping onto the Wii U eShop this November, Curve Digital tells Destructoid. "We're not adding any new content to Lone Survivor, as we added such a huge amount when we originally made the Director'...

Kyle MacGregor

12:30 PM on 08.06.2014

Nintendo steers Super Mario Kart to Wii U today

In a surprise move that's sure to bring about acute feelings of nostalgia all across the world, Nintendo's releasing Super Mario Kart on the eShop for the Wii U today. That's right, you no longer have to break the SNES o...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 AM on 08.06.2014

Shovel Knight sales shakedown, breakdown

Shovel Knight has been out for a month and many have been curious about how well it's selling. We heard that it was exceeding expectations, but by how much? The good folks at Yacht Club Games have put an immense amount of wor...

Jonathan Holmes

10:30 PM on 08.05.2014

European limited edition of Hyrule Warriors includes that awesome scarf too

In all of the Hyrule Warrior Nintendo Direct coverage we never got around to mentioning the limited edition Europeans will see. Which is that you all will be getting that awesome looking scarf that Japan will receive too...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Mario Kart 8 update adds map display to the TV screen  photo
Mario Kart 8 update adds map display to the TV screen
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update: Nintendo has confirmed an August 27 launch for the update in North America as well. Find the full list of improvements below.]

Welcome Nintendo to the modern age of gaming with downloadable content! Hey, at least these three Mercedes-Benz car add-ons are free. Well free to get, it's still advertisement for Mercedes. So you know, yuck.

Anyway, the real news here is that the map display can now appear on the TV screen if that's what you desire in Mario Kart 8. I'm all for that, as having the map display on the Wii U GamePad was annoying since I don't like using it all that much.

Note that this update will be out on August 27 for the Japanese version at the moment, but expect this to hit other territories soon as well. Well, the map display update at least, along with some other fixes. 

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1:45 PM on 08.05.2014

Nintendo's former indie liaison says Wii U's name 'cut sales in half'

Just yesterday, Dan Adelman vacated his position at Nintendo as the company's primary liaison to independent developers. Adelman had a history of being outspoken -- so much so that Nintendo took away his privilege to tweet fr...

Brett Makedonski

11:00 PM on 08.04.2014

Grass cutting CONFIRMED for Hyrule Warriors

Cutting grass is an important part of The Legend of Zelda, you know. So, we were happy to hear series producer Eiji Aonuma confirm during tonight's Nintendo Direct that this time-honored tradition would be making a glorious return in Hyrule Warriors. Who needs online multiplayer when you can chop up grass by your lonesome? Hyrule Warriors Direct [Nintendo]

Kyle MacGregor

10:58 PM on 08.04.2014

Ganondorf brings a long red mane to Hyrule Warriors

Those flowing red locks rival Amarant, whom I always thought was some sort of chicken man rather than a pasty dude with red dreads, but whatever.  In a nice appeal to nostalgia, Hyrule Warriors also has an Adventur...

Steven Hansen





7:30 PM on 08.04.2014

Club Nintendo now offering Star Fox 64 and seven other games

Nintendo has added a fresh set of games to Club Nintendo and it looks like I'm sitting this one out again -- can't go spending my precious remaining Coins on just anything. This set will be available until September 7: Super...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 08.04.2014

Do you recognize this latest Super Smash Bros. Assist Trophy?

I vaguely knew of the game but not the character. Do you know who this guy is? It's the Prince of the Sablé Kingdom, of course! (Who?) He's from Intelligent Systems' Japan-only Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru, which rele...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 08.04.2014

Shovel Knight team muses on Kickstarter, platform sales post-launch

Shovel Knight finally arrived in June, and it was everything a platformer fan could hope for. Game Informer had a chance to chat with developer Yacht Club Games' Sean Velasco and Nick Wozniak on the process, giving us so...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 08.04.2014

Lana's Deku Stick has some major flower power in Hyrule Warriors

In addition to operating as what looks to be one of the most traditional weapons yet in Hyrule Warriors, Lana's Deku Stick power has a bunch of tricks up its sleeve. It can summon giant roots from the ground, shoot projectil...

Chris Carter