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Wii Sports Club

Wii Sports Club might receive physical release


Digitally available tomorrow via Wii U eShop in North America
Nov 06
Wii Sports Club comes out tomorrow with its high-definition remixes of Bowling and Tennis. It's a Wii U eShop exclusive for now, but that's something that might change in the future.  "I do not deny the possibility that ... read
Nintendo on going mobile

Nintendo considering new sales methods for digital games


Still not gung-ho about supporting smart devices
Nov 05
Nintendo's digital business is on the rise. The company pulled in more than 11.4 billion yen from downloadable sales during the first six months of the fiscal year. Despite shattering its previous record, the platform holder ... read
Wii Sports Club

Wii Sports Club co-developed with Namco Bandai


Nintendo going 'all-out' with high-definition remaster of Wii Sports
Oct 29
Wii Sports Club is being co-developed by Namco Bandai Studios, Nintendo revealed during a recent Iwata Asks session surrounding the upcoming game. Software developer Takayuki Shimamura said Namco Bandai was asked to a lend a ... read
Pokemon X and Y

Iwata Asks explains the meaning behind Pokemon 'X and Y'


The answer may confuse and excite you
Oct 10
In what is one of the greatest Q&A series on the web, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has interviewed Game Freak in his latest edition of "Iwata Asks," and uncovers a number of cool facts about the Pokemon franchise in th... read
Mario & Sonic

Worldwide online in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Games


Metal Sonic is a cheater
Oct 01
Here's a question: why does Peach have to wear tights to ice skate while Bowser gets to go bare-bottom? They have lots of dumb laws over in Sochi. Maybe a 'dinos must not wear pants' law is also in place. We learned from thi... read
StreetPass

StreetPass relay system will now allow six tags at once


That's much better
Oct 01
Remember when Nintendo announced that the 3DS' StreetPass function would be improved so that you would get tagged whenever you passed through a Nintendo Zone location? The way the system works, two 3DS owners don't have to be... read
Wii Party U

Wii Party U lets you knit and scoop water


So exciting
Oct 01
Man, the four-player fun in Wii Party U just doesn't let up! You can play "Water Runners," in which you scoop up water from a river... then pour it into a bottle! Then there is a game where you lay the GamePad and all Wii Re... read
A Link Between Worlds

A Link Between Worlds will allow you to sequence break


You'll be able to rent items before entering dungeons
Oct 01
For the longest time now, the common Zelda formula has been (1) enter dungeon, (2) get item from dungeon, (3) use that item to beat that dungeon, and (4) go to new dungeon and get new item. A Link Between Worlds is going to b... read
Smash Bros.

Sonic vs. Mega Man in Smash Bros. 4!!!


MY DREEEEEEAAAAAAM!
Oct 01
IN THIS WOOOOOOOORLD, WHERE LIFE IS STROOOOOOOONG!IN THIS WOOOOOOOORLD, LIFE'S AN OPEN BOOK!IN THIS WOOOOOOOORLD, WHERE COMPROMISE DOES NOT EXIST!IN THIS WORLD OF WORLDS, EVERY STEP MEETS THE REST! Sonic in Smash 4, everyone! My dream of Sonic vs. Mega Man will happen! read
Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World lets you clone yourself


And Bowser has a pimp ride
Oct 01
In this morning's Nintendo Direct, CEO Satoru Iwata revealed a whole bunch of new abilities for Mario and crew in the upcoming Wii U platformer. By picking up a cherry, you can clone your character several times. Kuribo's Sh... read
The Wonderful 101

The Wonderful 101 was almost a Nintendo crossover


Also, there are two super special secret hero characters
Aug 24
Nintendo big boss Satoru Iwata recently brought PlatinumGames director Hideki Kamiya onto Iwata Asks to discuss The Wonderful 101. In a followup roundtable, a healthy chunk of the W101 development crew went into even greater ... read
The Destructoid Show doesn't want to get sunburnt
Since Max is currently away in Los Angeles for a not-so-secret Call of Duty event, I got television's former darling Adam Sessler to join me on today's show to talk about the Wii U's dwindling software options and Microsoft'... read feature

(Iwata laughs)

Wonderful 101's Hideki Kamiya chats with Nintendo CEO


(Iwata laughs)
Aug 13
The latest Iwata Asks is positively delightful as Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata chats up Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya, director of the upcoming Wii U title Wonderful 101 and a bunch of vaunted Clover classics (Viewtiful Joe, Oka... read
Nintendo

Iwata: Wii U doesn't need a price cut, it needs games


Why not both?
Aug 12
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has brushed aside suggestions that the Wii U requires an official price cut to compete with the forthcoming PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Speaking with CVG, the banana-wielding executive noted th... read
Iwata would only consider it if he stopped caring for the company
Nintendo should go third party, they say. "Nintendo should have their IP on every platform," they say. No matter how many times CEO Satoru Iwata or anybody in Nintendo management have repeated themselves, there's always some ... read feature

The boss man restates Nintendo's immediate plans to attract third parties
Yesterday's big story was the reveal that the Wii U-exclusive ZombiU was not profitable for Ubisoft -- yet another black mark in Nintendo's ongoing quest to attract third parties to its new console. The hole Nintendo has dug ... read feature

Nintendo job security

Nintendo is not in the habit of laying off staff


Job security = Happy employees
Jul 06
The videogames industry is cutthroat. We no longer bat an eyelash whenever a publisher shuts down an underperforming studio or lays off a huge chunk of a game's development staff before the game ever touches a store shelf. It... read
Oh, come ON!
PS Vita is region-free. PS4 is going to be region-free. Xbox One will be region-free as well. Sony understands that when it comes to today's consumable media, we live in a border-less world. Microsoft is just trying to ride S... read feature

Iwata in for long haul

Nintendo CEO Iwata never said he would resign


Please understand!
Jun 28
The 3DS stumbled out the gate, and only recently has it broken into a decent stride on a worldwide scale. The Wii U, on the other hand, is still languishing as Nintendo places its future prospects on the shoulders of its firs... read
New Super Luigi U

New Super Luigi U release date, standalone ver. revealed


Also, PLAY AS NABBIT!
May 17
Luigi is rockin' it hardcore! The upcoming New Super Mario Bros. U expansion, New Super Luigi U, is ready to drop on eShop on June 20 for $19.99. Not only that, there will be a special standalone disc, which doesn't require y... read
Zelda

Oracle of Ages and Seasons discounted at launch on eShop


These games are unsung heroes, by the way
May 17
Nintendo announced today during their Nintendo Direct event that The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons will be $4.99 for three weeks (down from the price of $5.99) after the May 30th launch. This is basic... read
Sonic Lost World

New Sonic game coming exclusively to Wii U and 3DS


Sonic Lost World probably doesn't have dinosaurs
May 17
During today's Nintendo Direct, it was announced that a new Sonic game is coming exclusively to the Wii U and 3DS, called Sonic Lost World. This is part of a worldwide partnership that Sega and Nintendo have entered into, so ... read
Wonderful 101

The Wonderful 101 coming to the Wii U on September 15th


Iwata is pleased
May 17
Finally! Nintendo announced today that PlatinumGames title Wonderful 101 will be coming to the Wii U on September 15th. The game came under some fire recently for being touted as a "short" experience, but I personally can't wait, as PlatinumGames rarely misses. Oh, and it totally has waterslides. read
Mario & Sonic

Nintendo Direct: Wii U Mario & Sonic at the Olympics


Wii U GamePad CURLING CONFIRMED
May 17
Uggggh... a new Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics is coming to the Wii U. Why am I not surprised? The game will take place in Sochi, Russia, the site of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, and will use a combination of Wii ... read
Nintendo Direct

New Nintendo Direct for Wii U / 3DS games coming tomorrow


Will showcase first-party titles arriving this summer
May 16
Nintendo has been promising a string of Nintendo Directs through the end of E3 week, and the first one will be arriving tomorrow, May 17, at 7:00 AM PST / 10:00 AM EST / 4:00 PM CEST. It will be available on the usual Nintend... read
Set for June 11 at 10:30AM
Nintendo won't be hosting a traditional E3 press conference as in years past. Instead the company intends to host smaller events focused on the software lineup for the US market. This we knew, but we were left to wonder what ... read feature

In a Q&A with investors, the Nintendo president lays out plans for the coming year
Following Nintendo's fiscal year 2013 briefing, during which president Satoru Iwata announced a significant change to the company's E3 presence, a Q&A session was held to address investors' concerns and inquiries. It was ... read feature

The DTOID Show

CoD: Ghosts, Nintendo's E3 Plan & The Bureau Declassified


The Destructoid Show holds up a single banana
Apr 26
On today's Destructoid Show, we did a whole bunch of extra-serious journalism about video games. For starters, we have some facts and also some rumors about the upcoming reveal of the next Xbox. Boxart for Call Of Duty: Ghos... read
Yep!
Seems we may be seeing a lot more of Nintendo global president Satoru Iwata in the near future -- he's just been given a new job alongside his current duties, becoming CEO of Nintendo of America.  The new position was re... read feature

A number of smaller software-focused events will be held during the show instead
The biggest highlights of E3 tend to come out of the main conferences held by the three big hardware manufacturers. Endlessly hyped, sometimes underwhelming, and always a healthy source of hilarious memes, these presentations... read feature







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