Nintendo has revealed that the latest Animal Crossing game will be called Animal Crossing: New Leaf when it hits North America in early 2013. That was about the only bit of news Nintendo had in its Nintendo Direct stream toda... more
With only a few more months to go for the Wii U launch, we recently got a chance to check out the latest addition to the Nintendo Land lineup. A basic arena shooter, Metroid Blast doesn't really capture the fun in simplicity ... more
Since its announcement, we seen a small trickling of the new game types in Nintendo Land. The latest is Mario Chase, a Mario themed game of tag where players have to chase after Mario. Player one is Mario, and with a ten seco... more
I love all the extra crazy sh*t they're throwing into Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition, which will be available at launch for the Wii U on November 18. All the new costumes and modes are a nice (and weird) bonus on ... more
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask launched with the 3DS. In Japan, anyway. We’ve had to wait a bit longer. Over a year and a half. You know what they say: Rome wasn’t localized in a day. Thankfully, Miracle Ma... more
As briefly mentioned in our post about this year's upcoming 3DS eShop release schedule, Level-5 has partnered with three high-profile Japanese designers on three separate games all due out this fall. Yes, the games of Guild ... more
It's still hard to believe that, after 24 years, Nintendo Power is about to be laid to rest. Even while current and former fans mourn, there are some who are oblivious to the magazine's fate. To bring those folks up to speed,... more
I had a go at the new four-player mode for upcoming Wii U game Tank! Tank! Tank! here at TGS 2012. Namco Bandai calls it My Kong Mode, and they say it's a perfect fit for their casual party battle title. The game also include... more
ZombiU is shaping up to be an easy launch-window purchase for Wii U owners as a complement to whatever obligatory first-party Nintendo title they purchase. I'm a bit worried by how much stuff is delegated to the GamePad, but... more
This trailer has me feeling much better about New Super Mario Bros. U. Not that I was feeling great about it before. There are things to be excited about, like the new modes (Boost Rush and Challenge), Flying Squirrel Mario,... more
If you have been dying to play a new HD Call of Duty game on a Nintendo system, your dream has finally come true! Black Ops II is officially coming to the Wii U.
Black Ops II will feature second-screen gameplay, where player ... more
[Update: Teaser trailer has been added.]
Bayonetta 2 has been announced! Platinum Games will be bringing out the game for the Wii U. The producer on the original game is on the project, and this is an exclusive for the Wii U with Nintendo publishing the game. more
At today's Wii U preview event in New York City, Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime finally announced the pricing of the Nintendo Wii U for USA. As expected, separate bundles have been announced.
November ... more
Back at E3 2012, our own Samit Sarkar reported an interesting tidbit of news: Nintendo was "working" on the ability to transfer old Wii digital software over to the Wii U.Well, as of today, we finally have an answer. Accordin... more
During tonight's Nintendo Wii U Launch presentation for the Japanese audience, the console manufacturer revealed the first two first-party titles for the new console, which will be available when the system releases in the La... more
After more than a year of waiting, Nintendo has finally announced that the Wii U will be coming out on December 8, 2012 in Japan.
Nintendo will be selling two different bundles of the system, with the basic version going for ... more
Ever since the announcement of Nintendo Power's cancellation, former Nintendo of America spokesman and official Gamemaster Howard Phillips has decided to start sharing all kinds of Nintendo-related goodies on his Facebook pag... more
Throughout its history, Nintendo has had its fair share of "what the eff were they thinking!?" moments. Take the Wii Vitality Sensor, for instance. A pulse rate monitor attached to a game controller? No wonder Iwata and pals ... more
Japan and its five bazillion handheld models. What do Sony and Nintendo expect people to do with so many multi-colored devices? Build a rainbow fort?
The 3DS XL (3DS LL to the Nihon-jin) was only released two weeks ago in Jap... more
[Update: The book is also coming to Australia, UK, and other parts of Europe.]
Hyrule Historia is basically the Holy Bible of the Zelda universe. Not only is it jam-packed with concept art and never-before-heard secrets, it a... more
With the debut of New Super Mario Bros. 2 less than a week away, Nintendo's rollin' out the big name celebrities for their latest ad airing in the UK. In this one Penelope Cruz and her sister Monica go head to head in Coin R... more
Just over a month ago, I shared some more amazing works by illustrator Jed Henry. These pieces of Nintendo fan art are rendered in the Japanese ukiyo-e style, re-imagining our favorite game heroes in imaginative new ways. Je... more
With a less than day left before the debut of New Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan, the last gasp of screens and artwork are making their way in. Showcasing a bit of the multiplayer and a brilliant rainbow themed level, the ... more
Accompanying the fast approaching release of the Nintendo 3DS XL, New Super Mario Bros. 2 aims to bring the simple, joyous fun of its DS predecessor on the new hardware.
If you played the original New Super Mario Bros. then y... more
Having moved more than 13 million units worldwide Majesco is looking to tighten its stranglehold on the world of cooking-themed mini-game compilations with a trio of Cooking Mama bundles. Mama's Combo Pack Volu... more
It looks like the rewards for the 2011-2012 NOA Club Nintendo fiscal year have been revealed, and I have a feeling that a lot of you are going to be disappointed.
Gold Members have the ability to choose between a Club Nintend... more
All that glitters is New Super Mario Bros. 2. Nintendo has just released a staggering set of 55 new screen shots illustrating the Coin Rush mode seen previously in trailers. You can also catch a glimpse of a two player K... more
Besides being ALL ABOUT THE COINS, it seems as if Nintendo is going to offer you something for pre-ordering New Super Mario Bros. 2 -- specifically, a off-colored gold coin 3DS cartridge case. In light of this news, it's als... more
Nintendo showed off some Animal Crossing 3DS during their Nintendo Direct presenation and it's the same old Animal Crossing as you know it, with some small changes. Namely, new characters will arrive in your town via StreetPa... more
Did you happen to catch the Bravely Default: Flying Fairy segment in tonight's Nintendo Direct Japan live stream? Wow! We've been excited about this game since last Tokyo Game Show, where it was first shown off. This is the f... more
For all the hours I've wasted capturing my absolutely asinine screen shots for use in Destructoid headers, it would have to be one straight from Nintendo to steal the show. I can give up now. I've been beat.
This N... more
Remember when artist Jed Henry had the incredible idea to make prints of beloved videogame heroes in the style of Japanese ukiyo-e? The man hasn't missed a beat, continuing with pieces based on Mario Kart, Castlevania, and mo... more
A dimly lit hotel ballroom in Bellevue, Washington, may not be everyone's idea of time well spent, but for a good portion of the Seattle area gaming community this weekend, it was vintage gaming heaven. The second annual Seat... more
Pippi Longstocking is making her shocking return to relevance with a new Nintendo DS game. She appears to be more terrifying than when she was last seen in the nineties, though. She now seems to look like the last thing very ... more
Well, would you look at that. During Nintendo's Wii U developer roundtable this evening, we got a quick glimpse at a new mini-game for Nintendo Land, and it's none other than F-Zero.
Granted, this probably isn't the new F-Zer... more
Trine 2: Director's Cut was one of the games shown in a montage of third-party software during this morning's Nintendo press briefing. Finnish studio Frozenbyte is building a definitive console version of its well-received c... more
Nintendo spent the bulk of its E3 2012 press briefing on the Wii U, focusing on a glossy black version of the hardware in addition to the white console and GamePad that were unveiled a year ago. We still don't have more preci... more
If you can't be here at E3, there's no need to worry. First, just picture the scene from Disney's Lion King where Mufasa gets trampled by the wildebeest. That's what it is like to enter the showroom floor when it opens. Next,... more
That music. Those adorable sound effects. Motherf***ing Rock Pikmin! Oh my goodness, Pikmin 3 is a real thing and, one day, I'll get to play it. Many of you probably know Chad as our resident series fanboy, but I'm right the... more
Trying to communicate the concept of Wii U, and what can really be done with the tech, is not an easy task. As with Wii Sports and the original Wii before it, Nintendo is hoping to demonstrate the potential of the gamepad/tab... more
While there was no new info about the titles, Nintendo did confirm four forthcoming 3DS titles at E3:
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate
Disney's Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion
Kingdom Hear... more
Holly Green and I took a step outside the convention center today and spotted a bunch of crates for Nintendo's booth. We knew we had to share with you the contents of these crates, so we ducked security to snap some photos. A... more
If you're even slightly interested in The Last Story you might want to strike while the iron is hot. While XSEED Games is localizing Final Fantasy creator and Mistwalker founder Hironobu Sakaguchi's cult Wii role-player ... more
Is this real news? Like, really real news? Probably not, but I know quite a few people were hoping that Nintendo would fix the name for its latest home console. For those people, I'm sorry to tell you that, when the Nintendo... more
Check out this Mario Paint artwork by RuiZinen. This is the real deal, folks, done with the real deal Mario Paint mouse, and not with some beefed up PC version. All the images you see in this video are digital camera sn... more
Straight from tonight's Nintendo Direct stream comes New Super Mario Bros. 2, available this August for 3DS. Mario appears to have a gold transformation of sorts, and the Raccoon Leaf makes a PROPER return, as in Mario can actually use it to FLY. Take that, 3D Land!
This is just the first bit of news from the stream. Expect more throughout the night and possibly tomorrow. more
You might remember that, at September's 3DS conference, Nintendo announced a series of animated shorts to be streamed on 3DS' Nintendo Video this year. On March 5, a series of tweets from the respective animation studios reve... more
Here's another tasty wad of Kid Icarus: Uprising screenshots for you. The main theme appears to be bosses, as many images feature huge, roaring monsters that will doubtless need taking down. Monsters are assholes like that.&n... more
Masahiro Sakurai can't catch a break. The "angry eyes" curse that plagued the Kirby series seems to have followed him to Project Sora and rooted itself in Kid Icarus: Uprising. How dare he try to present a character who is cu... more
I listed Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition as one of my most anticipated games of 2012. It would be bad form on my part if I didn't start digging up as much info as I could and sharing all that knowledge with you.
In last ... more