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
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's multiplayer has been briefly explained in the past, but you have yet to hear it described by a pair of animated Shakalaka! The above video features Cha-Cha from the original MH3 and newcomer Kayam... more
Here's a nice look at all eight of the new Giants characters in Skylanders Giants. This may be old news to hardcore fans frantically looking for any bits of news on toys, but for everyone else you can see just how cool they ... more
Earlier, we heard about the Assassin's Creed III Season Pass, which provides access to five downloadable content packs for $29.99, a 25 percent discount versus buying the add-ons individually. If you had written this off alre... more
Planning to play Darksiders II on the Wii U but terrified that you won't know how to play it, causing literally everybody to laugh at you? THQ has got you covered, my friend.
The publisher sent along some helpful images that ... more
So we gave you a pretty extended detail look at Black Ops II's multiplayer not too long ago. It was a lot to take in, but guess what? There's more. So much more. In fact, Treyarch had us out for another visit just to see the ... 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
While Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is due out on both Wii U and 3DS, these screenshots from Tokyo Game Show 2012 are for the latter version. In theory, it sounds nice to be able to play either one and pick up where you left off ... more
You might not think of Nintendo when you think Tekken, but there is a good reason for this: The series has never appeared on a Nintendo console before. While this may be a point of concern for fighting fans who plan to adopt ... more
Earlier this week we learned that Gaijin Games' Bit.Trip Presents: Runner 2 would be among the 50+ titles heading to the Wii U during Nintendo's incredibly vague and extended "launch window." And while that's exciti... more
While looking through the long list of Wii U launch titles, a few jumped out at me as completely stupid-sounding. Judging a book by a cover is one thing, but judging a game based on solely its name is a lot more difficult.
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
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is heading to the Wii U and it's going to have a bunch of extras for the Nintendo fans. You'll be able to get mushroom that make you big or small during fights, plus you can dress up as Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Fox, Zero Suit Samus, Link, Zelda, and possibly more.
Nothing weirder than seeing Heihachi in a Mario costume. It's the stuff of nightmares! more
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is officially heading to the Wii U. You are totally shocked by this news, I'm sure. The Wii U version will include GamePad specific features, such as a real-time map of the game world di... more
Activision has a number of games set for the Wii U, and Skylanders Giants is one of them. Players will be able to use the Wii U GamePad controller to perform actions, like dragging and dropping Skylanders heroes via the touch... 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
Oh, PAX. You bring us video games, community fellowship, and the constant threat of alcohol poisoning. As we phase out the last our PAX Prime 2012 coverage, we salute you with this host of photos showcasing your glory and inn... more
I've run out of complimentary things to say about the visuals in the Trine series, so I'll just point you to this trailer for the now-named Trine 2 expansion, Goblin Menace. Prepare your eyes for vibrant colors.
Due out firs... more
Here are some spooky new ZombiU screenshots hot out of Cologne. Ooh, those zombies look so terrifying with their zombie powers, don't they? Sorry, having to do all these gamescom posts are making me more sarcastic then usual.... more
Oh man, Rayman Legends is looking absolutely gorgeous. If you don't believe me, you can always check out the new trailer and screenshots that released from gamescom. The video shows off the touch-screen controls, which I just hope they don't go mental with.
After Rayman Origins, expectations are high for this. I hope they keep the momentum going. more
More and more titles are being added to the Wii U launch window, and today Warner Bros. Interactive adds another with Game Party Champions. If the name sounds familiar, it should, as this is another in the Game Party franchis... more
If you read my E3 preview of Madden 13, you know that I’m tenuously excited for it. If you haven’t, well, I’m tenuously excited for it. The reason behind this cautious optimism is that Madden has finally imp... more
SDCC has come and gone, and in its wake a trail of missed screen shots and concept art for ZombiU! Showcasing some zombie designs and blood spattered atmospheres, these come hot on the heels of a set of new trailers, each giv... more
[Update: Sega now says that the PC and Wii U versions don't actually have a release date yet. I think the company's just trying to cover its ass, but whatevs.]
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is already looking prett... more
Assassin's Creed III is looking to be the best Assassin's Creed yet. While the single-player is going to be a strong experience, we've yet to see much of the multiplayer. That was until this week here at San Diego Comic-Con.
I suppose we could all use a little more Transformers in our lives. Today's daily dose of robot brawling action comes in the form of the game based on the new CG television show Transformers Prime. Activision sent along a goo... more
In the glorious pantheon of vaporware, Sadness stands at the tippy top. The hype behind the game -- if it ever truly existed in some playable capacity at any point in time -- was only matched by the curious insistence of its ... more
They say youth is wasted on the young. I'd like to add "and so are Scribblenauts Unlimited screenshots". These pics are just too cool for children: there's not only a Monty Python scene but also a wacky waving inflatable... more
Mighty Switch Force is an awesome game. The free update on May 24 made it even more awesome. And now its poised to become even more awesome-o than that!
According to Nintendo Power, WayForward is planning an HD port of Mighty... more
Is putting the American flag on the ground wrong? I hope not, because I just put it on my dog. Disrespectful? Wait, look closer.
We can't get too wrapped up in flag law and technicalities as Ubisoft did a number on this parti... more
One of the coolest releases for the GameCube was not a game at all but rather the Game Boy Player attachment. Sure, the SNES had the Super Game Boy, but SNES never suffered from the major software droughts that the GC did. Be... more
It's becoming pretty clear that Black Ops II is set to become one of this year's biggest games, with pre-orders for Treyarch's slightly-in-the-future-shooter tripling that of the original Black Ops on Amazon. It's p... more
Even though some other games piqued my interest at this year’s E3 (*cough* Watch Dogs), I must shamelessly admit that I was ultimately excited about Assassin’s Creed III more than anything. I even whimpered and sq... 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
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
Oh my glob. I need this game in my life. Rayman Origins was the best surprise of last year and Rayman Legends is only looking better, both in terms of gameplay and visuals. So vibrant, so whimsical, so damn pretty.
Also shown... more
Vienna-based studio Broken Rules has just announced that its colorful aerial action title, Chasing Aurora, is going to being launching on the Wii U's eShop platform. Seen first at LunarCade Shanghai, the game boasts an inter... more
Maybe you saw our preview this morning of upcoming fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us and wondered why we stuck you with placeholder images. Don't put that on me, man! The publisher took their sweet-ass time getting them ... more
It's been a full year since we last saw anything of Metro: Last Light. And unfortunately, just like last time, developer 4A Games only showed off a new section of gameplay rather than letting us go hands-on. While it is worri... more