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Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight amiibo probably coming to US early next year

Really early
Sep 30
// CJ Andriessen
Shovel Knight, the greatest hero to wield a shovel since The Shoveler, is getting his own amiibo. That we know. We also know this future garage sale item will most likely be hitting stores in Europe this November. What we don...
Mario Maker photo
Mario Maker

Angry Sun, Tetrimino, and Windows logo data found in Super Mario Maker data

A Windows logo amiibo please
Sep 27
// Jonathan Holmes
Hunting for hidden data on big name Wii U games has yielded some pretty accurate predictions on future DLC in the past. Ryu's inclusion in Smash Bros. for the Wii U and the 3DS was discovered way before it was announced, and ...
Disney Infinity Star Wars photo
Disney Infinity Star Wars

Stars Wars looks all Clone Wars-y in Disney Infinity 3.0

Ahsoka and Annakin
Apr 30
// Jordan Devore
Star Wars and Disney Infinity, together at last. As reported by DisKingdom and, a German retailer listing has pinpointed an August 20, 2015 release for Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars on Wii U, Xbox One, Xbox 360...

Rumor: Mario Maker to be revealed at E3 2014

It's a me, your Mario maker
Jun 05
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
An alleged picture from Nintendo's E3 2014 showfloor was leaked, showing a station displaying something called Mario Maker. The image comes by way of Nintendo Enthusiast, and we won't know for sure what this is, or what platf...

Super Mario 3D World photo
Super Mario 3D World

Will Rosalina be in Super Mario 3D World?

Mario Galaxy's monarch may join the fray
Oct 27
// Jonathan Holmes
Nintendo's gone all out with Super Mario 3D World promotion over the last week, but there may be something to the game that they're still not telling you. Clever internet Matlocks have been combing over the videos of the game...
DuckTales Remastered photo
DuckTales Remastered

DuckTales Remastered on Wii U to also get a retail box?

Bless me bagpipes!
Aug 09
// Tony Ponce
DuckTales Remastered flaps onto the PlayStation Network, eShop, and Steam next Tuesday, August 13, but PS3 players will also have the option to wait an extra week and purchase a special boxed edition. It contains a download c...
Eternal Darkness photo
Eternal Darkness

Is Eternal Darkness coming to the Wii U eShop?

Nintendo filed a new trademark mentioning "downloadable electronic game software"
Jul 29
// Tony Ponce
Precursor Games, a.k.a. the ghost of Silicon Knights, is still trying to get Shadow of the Eternals off the ground, hoping to attract Kickstarter backers with the promise of David Hayter's gravelly pipes. However you feel tow...
Mario Kart 8 photo
Mario Kart 8

Rumor: Mario Kart 8 drifts onto Wii U in April 2014

Nintendo of Europe newsletter lets slip the release date
Jun 29
// Tony Ponce
After Wii Sports, which had the benefit of being bundled with all non-Japanese Wiis for the longest time, Mario Kart Wii is the best-selling game for Nintendo's white wonder -- it's moved over 34 million units as of this past...
EarthBound photo

Why is EarthBound for Wii U listed on Amazon UK?

Could it be... a trilogy pack!?
May 23
// Tony Ponce
After years of waiting, the SNES underdog classic EarthBound is finally coming to the Wii U eShop in America and Europe. EarthBound is the second game in the Mother trilogy, though the other two have never officially made the...
Castle of Illusion photo
Castle of Illusion

Castle of Illusion digital box art materializes

Does this hint at a remake in the vein of DuckTales?
Apr 07
// Tony Ponce
Last month, the Brazilian ratings board DJCTQ revealed that the SEGA Genesis platforming classic Castle of Illusion was coming to PS3, Vita, 360, and Wii U. Now, XBLA digital box art has appeared, indicating that a formal ann...
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Assassin's Creed IV

Pirate-themed Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag surfaces

Pirates? Now we're talking
Feb 26
// Jordan Devore
We know directly from Ubisoft that a new Assassin's Creed is planned for the company's fiscal year 2014, which starts on April 1, 2013. And now, thanks to some marketing materials shared with Kotaku, we seemingly have confirm...

Yoshi Land may be coming to the Wii U

Fun fact: did you know Yoshi was supposed to be a type of koopa?
Nov 28
// Chris Carter
In case you couldn't get enough baby and adult Yoshi action in New Super Mario Bros. U, it seems as if there may be more on the way. Polygon has discovered a listing for Yoshi's Land in Canadian listings for Best Buy and Futu...

Rumor: Wii U out November 11, costs $249.99 AND $349.99

Three SKUs planned for Nintendo's new console?
Sep 04
// Jim Sterling
The latest Wii U gossip places a release date on the system, as well as a price point that includes three different SKUs. According to an online supplier listing, Nintendo's gearing up to launch its new system on November 11....

Tantalus working on unannounced AAA Wii U port

Jul 05
// Dale North
Tantalus Media makes mostly portable and licensed titles these days (try Cars 2: Mater-national Championship for the Game Boy Advance), but their 40+ game history had them working on bigger stuff in the past for consoles, lik...

Is there something to the texts in Super Mario Wii U?

Jun 03 // Jonathan Holmes

We're just about an hour out from the Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct 2012, and people are already getting into a deep analysis of the scant bits of new game footage that was shown. In Nintendo's bizarre new video showing of...


Rumor: Wii U 'not as powerful' as Xbox 360, PS3

Apr 03
// Jim Sterling
Rumors for the Wii U are a dime a dozen, and not all of them agree. The latest seems to go against the idea that it will be on par with current consoles from Sony and Microsoft, suggesting it will still be weaker than the com...

New rumor pins the Wii U as being an e-reader

Jan 02
// Jordan Devore
Those well-maintained hands could be yours, using the Wii U controller as an e-reader, if a recent rumor is to be trusted. Website Forget The Box tells of a software developer friend who was approached by Nintendo to port iOS...

Rumor: App store coming to Wii U, non-game apps coming

Dec 30
// Dale North
These days you can't just be a game system. I remember when we hated that, but now we need it. Social networking, movie watching and internet browsing are a must, and it sounds like Nintendo realizes that and is planning to g...

Rumor: Wii U spec'd like Xbox 360: 3GHz, 768 MB RAM

Dec 02
// Dale North
They weren't kidding when we said we could expect Xbox 360-like experiences out of the Wii U. If this information from an unnamed Japanese developer is true, it puts the Wii U near the power of an Xbox 360, and maybe even mak...

Rumor: EA wants Wii U to exclusively use Origin

Nov 14
// Jim Sterling
According to the latest gossip, Electronic Arts is "aggressively" pursuing exclusive digital distribution rights on Nintendo's Wii U by having it use Origin. The idea would be that EA can force Origin onto a wider b...

Rumor: Wii U is in 'development hell'

Sep 08
// Jim Sterling
According to trusted hardware leakers, Nintendo is having more than a few birthing complications with its upcoming Wii U system. Allegedly in "development hell", Nintendo has been accused of trying to rush the producti...

Nikkei confirms touchscreen for Project Cafe controller

Jun 03
// Dale North
Japanese news source Nikkei has confirmed at least one of the many Project Cafe/Wii 2 rumors. They say that the controller will feature a six-inch touchscreen at its center, allowing for tablet-like controls of games. As rumo...

A source has told Develop that Nintendo's new console, codenamed Project Cafe, will include a front-facing camera in its pad-like controller. They say that the camera can be used for in-game images. With the already rumo...


Is this a genuine photograph of Project Cafe?

May 20
// Jim Sterling
A photograph has clambered its way up the Internet grapevine, one that allegedly displays the Project Cafe console in all its white, curvy glory. If it's the genuine article, then Nintendo's new console is a cross between a W...

Rumor: Project Cafe to be Nintendo FEEL

May 06
// Jim Sterling
If you thought the Wii was a silly name, what do you think of the rumored moniker for Project Cafe? The latest industry mutterings suggest that Nintendo's HD console will be called Nintendo FEEL, with a name that seems to nod...

Rumor: Project Cafe has 8GB of on-board flash memory

May 03
// Dale North
An unnamed source tells Kotaku that Nintendo's upcoming console, codenamed Project Cafe, will not have a hard drive. Instead, it will feature 8 gigabytes of on-board flash-based memory, and that will likely be used for game s...

Here's the latest leaked Project Cafe image

Apr 22
// Jim Sterling
We've been inundated with all sorts of mock-ups and leakages concerning Project Cafe, the rumored HD console being developed by Nintendo. The latest development is this supposedly leaked image, found on various forums and ima...

Project Cafe to be named 'Stream'?

Apr 21
// Tony Ponce
From "Wii" to "Stream," eh? One-track mind, Nintendo, one-track mind. Other new rumors from the IGN party van include: Could retail between $350 and $400. Being manufactured in Taiwan. Could ship as early as this October. Will be based on a version of AMD's R700 GPU architecture, not on Fusion. Will definitely output in HD (phew!). Mmmmm! Delicious speculation!

Rumor explosion: HD Wii 2 / Stream / Project Cafe

Apr 21 // Jim Sterling
Following this rumored leak IGN created this mock of what the system might look like:   Many of these latest rumors come from Gameolosophy, but similar or corroborative rumors have been popping up on other sites as well. A lot of the rumors make it sound almost too good, so don't get overexcited, but the sheer volumeof gossip seems to suggest that the system itself is a real thing, even if its features may not be quite so amazing as rumor would have you believe. Guess we just need to wait and see!    

Update:  The system is now rumored to be called Stream. The rumors concerning a new HD console from Nintendo have ramped up to absurd proportions, to the point where it's getting difficult to keep track of everything.&nb...


Rumors of a Wii HD have been floating around since the dawn of time, but Game Informer has boldly stated that various sources are now corroborating the development of some sort of HD Nintendo system with a 2012 launch date in...

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