December 22, 2014

Mario Maker Will Support Online Level Sharing WiiU

by Alex Osborn - 12:19 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: iJustine

Share your challenge-filled platforming creations online next year!

Mario Maker, the upcoming Wii U exclusive, creation-centric 2D platforming game, will allow you to share your custom made levels online.

Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed Mario Maker's online support in an interview with YouTube personality iJustine, saying, "You'll be able to... Read more...

Japan Getting New 3DS Virtual Console Title After Almost Eight Months 3DS

by Daan Koopman - 2:20 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Joe Merrick

We don't know if the service will update weekly once again.

The Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in Japan is finally getting a new game, the first since May of this year.

This is what Joe Merrick, webmaster of Serebii, shared with us on Twitter. Pokemon Trading Card Game is the title in question, which previously released in Europe and North America back in July and November, respecitvely. It will set Japanese players back 617 yen and will release on the 24th of December.


December 19, 2014

Nintendo Download - December 18, 2014 3DSWiiU

by Bryan Rose - 1:46 pm PST
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Lace your boots (or your busters!) up for this week's selection of downloads!

Not much to go on this week. A lot of Nindy titles, including Meme Run is out today on the Wii U. Cool story, bro. There’s also a couple of Virtual Console games out today, including Mega Man Zero, which is sure to get Mega Man fans in a tizzy. Or maybe just Zero fans. Maybe there’s a Zero fanbase... Read more...

Discontinued Amiibo Figures Could Come Back in Card Form WiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:10 am PST
Total comments: 32 Source: ABC News

Can't find Marth? Don't worry. You might be able to get a card of him.

If you're unable to find certain Amiibo figures, you might be able to still use the character's features in games in another way, according to Shigeru Miyamoto in a recent interview.

He didn't comment directly on the idea of discontinuing certain figures, but Miyamoto did clarify that figures could come back in another form.


Miyamoto Talks About the Future of Mario

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:07 am PST
Total comments: 7 Source: ABC News

Mario's next big thing might not be on Wii U.

Mario is poised to star in a new game or take on a new role on Nintendo's next system. In a recent interview, Shigeru Miyamoto said he wants his creation to "usher in the next era."

That next era is already being worked on, according to Miyamoto, as the company is already working on ideas for the next system.


Duck Hunt Coming to Wii U Virtual Console on Christmas Day WiiU

by Alex Osborn - 7:59 am PST
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo

Unfortunately, there's no way to wrap it up and place it under the tree.

The beloved NES classic Duck Hunt is making its way to Wii U Virtual Console in North America on December 25, Nintendo has announced.

This Virtual Console release was first unveiled during last month's Nintendo Direct broadcast. Instead of using the original Nintendo's light gun, however, this... Read more...

December 18, 2014

More Gamecube Controllers and Adapters Promised By Nintendo WiiU

by Addison Webb - 1:08 am PST
Total comments: 11 Source: Chris Kohler

There is still hope for those who are looking to play Smash Bros. like it's 2002!

Nintendo of America has promised to restock the Wii U Gamecube Controller Adapter as well as the Super Smash Bros. branded GameCube controller.

According to a spokesperson for the company, Nintendo is doing the best it can in terms of ensuring that more adapters will be coming. The full statement is as follows:


December 17, 2014

Zelda Wii U, Star Fox Compatible with Amiibo WiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:16 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: iJustine

The support won't be major, but Amiibo will do "something" in each game.

Amiibo will do something in The Legend of Zelda Wii U and Star Fox Wii U, according to Shigeru Miyamoto in a recent interview.

While Miyamoto seemingly nixed the idea of Amiibo being a big part of either game, he did add "We do plan on doing something so that people who have Amiibo will get some enjoyment out of having Amiibo and using them in [Zelda Wii U and Star Fox]"


Bandai Namco Is Rebranding Itself Once Again

by Alex Osborn - 5:42 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Bandai Namco

It's a subtle change but a change nonetheless.

Bandai Namco has announced that its company name will be changed in the new year. Starting April 1, 2015, the company will be known as Bandai Namco Entertainment instead of Bandai Namco Games.

"With the start of its next Mid-term Plan in April 2015, the Company will change the names of its subsidiaries... Read more...

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Gets Release Date for Wii U WiiU

by Alex Osborn - 10:58 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: WayForward

In just over a week you'll be able to play WayForward's 2D platformer on your GamePad.

Developer WayForward has announced that its 2D platformer Shantae and the Pirate's Curse will be releasing for Wii U on December 25.

The game is currently available on 3DS but will be making the leap to console next week, complete with off-TV play, an unlockable Pirate mode, and multiple endings. Additionally, the Wii U version will support the Classic Controller Pro and the Wii U Pro Controller.

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