Watch in wonder as a Super Mario World player defeats Bowser without ever setting eyes on him.
The developer was cheerful. The game she had me play was fun. But the title Nintendo producer Risa Tabata was demonstrating last month at E3, Paper Mario Color Splash, has turned out to be the third major video game sequel set for release later this year that has already been walloped with pre-release backlash.
From bathing suit to Punky Brewster cosplay in one cross-Atlantic trip. Some of the changes made to Japan’s Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem to make it North America’s Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE are quite odd.
Splatoon’s Splatfest, its eight-player inky turf war, is ending on July 24th, Nintendo announced yesterday. And it’s the ultimate battle: Callie vs. Marie, Splatoon’s two spunky mascots. Inklings are riled up over #waifuwars, as it’s being called, and already picking sides — or bemoaning Splatfest’s end:
The Squid Sisters from Splatoon are the latest costume cameos for Super Mario Maker. Perfect for the underwater levels!
According to Nintendo.co.jp, there won’t be any new package retail Wii U games released in July or August in Japan. There are a few download-only and Virtual Console titles, but no big new releases. This could change, but there you go.
Splatoon’s last big event asks one impossible, divisive question: are you Team Marie or Team Callie? It will be a waifu war for the ages.
The newly-launched Minecraft Battle mini game (free on consoles) is Mojang’s latest attempt to recapture some of the massive market that plays on independent servers on third-party maps. The Battle mini game is pretty simple—it’s a big free-for-all with up to eight players, where you try to kill, hide, and survive,…
Another giant JRPG is out for the Wii U today. Is Atlus and Nintendo’s mash-up of Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem any good? We’ve got positive impressions of the Japanese version of the game and video of the first hour of the Western version to help you decide.
“First of all, it would be great if I didn’t have to put a release date out at all,” Nintendo’s longtime chief game designer Shigeru Miyamoto recently told me when I asked him about the tendency for Zelda games to be late. “But I have to.” We both laughed.
The multiplayer online for Wii U title Devil’s Third will end in Japan on December 29, Inside reports. In-game microtransactions are also shutting down, and the game will be marked down to 3,618 yen (US$35) from June 24 in Japan. No word on similar changes to the game internationally.
Mighty No. 9 is finally out. Yet, it looks like some of the people who made it all happen are having difficulty getting their download codes or simply figuring out what exactly is going on.
Not long after this year’s E3 showfloor opened up for exhibitors, the internet started gossiping about a hacker who was supposedly trying to pilfer the impressive Zelda: Breath of the Wild demo from right under Nintendo’s nose. For some skeptics, it sounded too incredible to be true.
Just because a game was released in 2014 that doesn’t mean it’s undiscoverable in 2016. Thank YouTube for that. Thanks, YouTube!
We ended this E3 the way we started, by going hands-on with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Here, for your viewing pleasure, is direct feed footage of some cool moments that happened naturally as we played the game.
The next Zelda game isn’t out yet, but eagle-eyed players are already finding all sorts of cool easter eggs.
Massive open-world 3D games are lovely, but watching presentations for dozens of them over the course of three days is exhausting. The trailer for the latest installment of Wayforward Technologies’ Shantae series is exactly the refreshment I need.
Announced back in March, Paper Mario Color Splash will be hitting the Wii U on October 7, giving console owners something to do once they’ve finished Tokyo Mirage Sessions and Monster Hunter Generations.