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GBA games heading to Wii U Virtual Console, first titles expected this April

by Joseph Murphy - on Feb 14th 2014 - No Comments

Nintendo has confirmed they will be enabling GBA titles for the Wii U Virtual Console this April. Revealing the news via the latest Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata confirmed the first batch of titles, expected in April, will consist of Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Metroid Fusion and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. If...

Watch Dogs Wii U faces yet another delay, Ubisoft releases statement

by Joseph Murphy - on Feb 11th 2014 - No Comments

Ubisoft has confirmed that Watch Dogs for the Wii U will face yet another delay. The news comes direct via Ubisoft, thanks to Videogamer, and reveals that Wii U owners will have to wait a little longer as Ubisoft places “focus the team’s resources” to deliver the best result possible: “We made the difficult decision...

Confirmed: Nintendo buys back Yamauchi owned shares

by Joseph Murphy - on Feb 4th 2014 - No Comments

Nintendo has confirmed they have purchased the majority of held shares from its founding Yamauchi family. Due to recent financial woes, Nintendo sought to purchase the remaining Yamauchi shares which totaled an estimated ten percent of the firm. The buyout, worth 114 billion-yen ($1.1 billion), will now see Nintendo gain 9.5 million...

The Legend Of Zelda: Four Swords free for 3DS owners, get the details here

by Joseph Murphy - on Jan 31st 2014 - No Comments

Nintendo has announced all those that own a 3DS are eligible to grab a free copy of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition. Revealed on the official website, US owners of 3DS and 2DS devices can now grab a copy of the game, free of charge, until Sunday, February the 2nd. The Anniversary Edition is a “special commemorative”...

Nintendo forecasts $335M operating loss, Iwata will not stand down

by Joseph Murphy - on Jan 17th 2014 - No Comments

Nintendo has predicted an operating loss of 35 billion yen ($335 million) for the year ending March 31, 2014, according to its latest financial report. See here, the report reveals Nintendo predicted net sales of 920 billion yen, and set a profit forecast of 55 billion yen for the current financial year. According to the latest figures...

Nintendo loses patent infringement case, will pay percent of 3DS sales to Tomita Technologies

by Joseph Murphy - on Jan 7th 2014 - No Comments

After months of deliberation, Tomita Technologies has won their battle against Nintendo. The lawsuit was submitted by Tomita in 2011 and saw the company taking on Nintendo over 3D technology patent that was eventually used in the 3DS. The patent put forward by Tomita, which can be viewed here, dates back as early as 2008 and allows users...

Dr. Luigi coming to Wii U on New Years Eve

by Shane Willoughby - on Dec 18th 2013 - No Comments

Ninty’s Year of Luigi will bow out in style with the release of Dr. Luigi on December 31st for Wii U on the eShop. Dr. Luigi hearkens back to the the classic puzzler action of the Dr. Mario experience that influences it. The game  will see the virus-busting gameplay of old with a few extras including new L-shaped pills that can...

Nintendo’s VGX Wii U game will be a previously announced title

by Shane Willoughby - on Dec 7th 2013 - No Comments

All eyes are on Nintendo at tonight’s VGX, at least because they are expected to make some kind of major Wii U announcement. However, it has now been revealed that the announcement pertains to a game that has already been announced. Following some initial confusion, Game Informer has now confirmed that Ninty’s Reggie Fils-Aime...

Nintendo “may have something special” to share at VGX next month

by Shane Willoughby - on Nov 22nd 2013 - No Comments

Nintendo appear to be lining up some kind of an announcement for next month’s VGX Awards. During last night’s episode of GameTrailers TV Ninty’s Reggie Fils-Aime said that the publisher “may have something special” to announce. It is save to assume that it is going to Wii-U related. Will it be a new IP? Or something...

See Super Mario 3D World’s launch trailer here

by Joseph Murphy - on Nov 21st 2013 - No Comments

Nintendo has released the European launch trailer for Super Mario 3D World. Releasing on the 29th of November for the Wii U, the launch trailer is about as rich with Nintendo goodness as you could possibly want. Hit play and feel all warm inside. ...

Wii U system update 4.0.2 is now live

by Shane Willoughby - on Nov 19th 2013 - No Comments

Nintendo has released system update 4.0.2 for Wii U. The update improves “overall system stability” and includes some minor adjustments that will “enhance the user experience”. A major 3DS update is expected next month that will add the Miiverse experience to the platform as well as Network IDs. ...

Nintendo release the launch trailer The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, watch it here!

by Joseph Murphy - on Nov 14th 2013 - No Comments

Nintendo has released the official launch trailer for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Produced, yet again, by Eiji Aonuma, it’s looking like the right combination between nostalgia and some fresh ideas. The game is still a few days off from releasing – releasing on the 22nd of November across America and mainland...

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds gets fancy new trailer

by Joseph Murphy - on Nov 12th 2013 - No Comments

Nintendo has released a brand new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The title, exclusive to the 2DS and 3DS, releases later this month across America and the EU, and will then hit Japan December 26th. The trailer shows *some* gameplay, but uses a rather confused looking chap to show off the various traps Link will...

Latest Irish charts reveal Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is Ireland’s top title this week

by Joseph Murphy - on Jul 1st 2013 - No Comments

The latest Irish video game charts reveal Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is top choice this week. Beating The Last of Us, which deservedly held the spot for two weeks, 4J Studio’s port of Minecraft has proven to be exactly what the Irish wanted. Following down the chart, FIFA 13, Animal Cross: New Leaf and Luigi’s Mansion 2...

Latest Irish charts reveal The Last of Us is still Ireland’s No.1 game

by Joseph Murphy - on Jun 25th 2013 - No Comments

The latest irish video game charts are in and they confirm The Last of Us is still Ireland’s top title. The game released just shy of two weeks ago and has since remained Ireland’s No.1 choice. Following down the chart, Animal Crossing: A New Leaf sits in second place with the ever-strong FIFA 13 in third. Despite a solid...