Editorials

May 29, 2015

Six Amiibo in Search of an Author WiiU

by Justin Berube, Neal Ronaghan, and Donald Theriault - 2:22 pm PDT
Total comments: 19

The NWR staff chats about the fourth wave of Amiibo.

Today is a big day for Nintendo fans as the fourth wave of Smash Bros. Amiibo figures are available in North America. If you’re lucky, you can go get Pac-Man, Charizard, Wario, Lucina, Robin, Greninja (only at Toys”R”Us), Jigglypuff (only at Target), Ness (only at GameStop), Inkling Boy, Inkling... Read more...

May 26, 2015

Fortune Street Is the Best Version of Monopoly Ever Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:44 pm PDT
Total comments: 10

This late Wii game is secretly an amazing board game starring Mario and Dragon Quest characters.

I first discovered Fortune Street at E3 2011, when it was revealed that the Wii version of the long-running Japanese series Itadaki Street was coming to America. Fortune Street, for better or worse, is a game that demos horribly. With no one on line for it, I wound up playing it on the last day of... Read more...

May 21, 2015

Will a New Pokémon Game Show Up at E3 2015? 3DS

by Alex Culafi - 10:09 am PDT
Total comments: 21

This time, the games are going to be named after theoretical constructs.

As I write this, we’re about a month out from E3 and no Pokémon game of any kind has been announced for 2015 yet. If one is coming, it is (almost) unquestionably going to be announced at or right around the show. It could be announced beforehand (Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were announced on... Read more...

May 20, 2015

Nintendo World Championships 2015: Nothing But Luck 3DSWiiU

by Justin Berube - 11:51 am PDT
Total comments: 8

Could the return of the legendary tournament be a complete crapshoot?

When Nintendo revealed their E3 plans, most of us were very excited to hear that they were brining back their legendary Nintendo World Championships. This old competition has become so well known over the years due to it having a special, and extremely rare, set of competition cartridges that ran... Read more...

May 18, 2015

Key Takeaways From The Nintendo Investor Q&A

by Donald Theriault - 5:56 pm PDT
Total comments: 3

A case study in mobile game design and alliance building

Nintendo recently released their investor Q&A session in English and the report gives some interesting information about how Nintendo will conduct business going forward.

Nintendo Isn't Doing Mobile Like Everyone Else

As would be expected, a full third of the questions are focused on Nintendo's... Read more...

May 15, 2015

Cutting Out The Middle Man

by Andy Goergen - 8:03 am PDT
Total comments: 7

Andy takes a look at Leaptrade, a new game trading service.

Everyone’s done it: you take your copy of that Madden game from 2 years back over to GameStop or hoping to knock $10 off the cost of the more recent edition, only to find out that they’re willing to give you, at most, $0.50. How can this game really be worth so little? Well, the obvious answer... Read more...

May 14, 2015

Nintendo and the Post-Release Patch

by Scott Thompson - 12:43 pm PDT
Total comments: 33

Like it or not, Nintendo’s recent patching practices suggest the company is more in line with major publishers than fans want to admit.

I think most people agreed that it was highly unlikely that the upcoming Wii U Zelda game would actually release in 2015, as was originally announced by series producer Eiji Aonuma at The Game Awards in 2014. Still, when Aonuma recently revealed that the game would be delayed until 2016, it was a... Read more...

Where Would Nintendo's Theme Park Attractions Fit in Universal Studios Florida?

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:53 am PDT
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Now that Nintendo's working with Universal, where could Mario, Link, and friends fit in Orlando?

Nintendo’s officially working on theme park rides and attractions with Universal Studios. My mind, much like many of your minds, is racing with possibilities and potential. An F-Zero roller coaster? An epic Zelda dark ride? A real-life Peach’s Castle? Some hapless dude dressed up as a Toad? Sign me up. After I let my mind run wild, though, I started to think: where the heck is Universal Studios going to fit Nintendo?

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May 11, 2015

Five Nintendo DS Games That Should Make a Virtual Console Appearance DS

by Bryan Rose - 12:28 pm PDT
Total comments: 12

The Nintendo DS library is ripe with games worth giving a second look to!

I’ve already talked about what five games I’d like to see most on the Nintendo 64 Wii U Virtual Console. But now I would like to take a look at the other new system that’s getting all the Virtual Console attention, the Nintendo DS! It feels like only a few years ago I put my Nintendo DS Lite... Read more...

May 9, 2015

Splatoon Global Testfire Succeeds Even With Restrictions WiiU

by Drew Martorelli and Neal Ronaghan - 2:37 pm PDT
Total comments: 36

For three glorious hours, Splatoon was playable with very few issues.

When Nintendo announced their plans for the demo/beta of Splatoon with Splatoon Global Testfire, the majority of the Nintendo World Report staff expected the worst, especially since the demo was limited to three hours over the course of less than 24 hours. After all, we've all experienced dodgy online... Read more...

May 7, 2015

Splatoon Is Nintendo's Big Online Gamble WiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 1:05 pm PDT
Total comments: 5

Online is the major focus of Splatoon, but will restrictions hold it back from greatness?

During the recent Splatoon Direct, it sunk in that Splatoon will truly live and die on the strength of its online community when it launches on May 29. Right now, roughly three weeks from release, we’re at a point where what we see is what we get. In the case of Splatoon, what we see is a huge game... Read more...

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