The Switch is such a familiar part of the gaming landscape now that it’s strange to consider that Nintendo’s hybrid device is about to head into its first holiday season. What’s even stranger is that for Baby’s First Christmas, Nintendo’s lineup is overloaded with deep single-player fantasy adventures: role-playing…
Fire Emblem Warriors is an upcoming hack and slash game featuring heroes from the popular strategy games. Staff writer Heather Alexandra and Kotaku editor in chief Stephen Totilo sat down with Masahiro Higuchi from Intelligent Systems and Yosuke Hayashi from Koei Tecmo to talk about the game and whether or not it will…
Nintendo made a bunch of hopes and dreams come true today at E3. After a seemingly endless wait, they finally announced Rocket League for Switch! Oh, also Metroid Prime. They announced a new Metroid Prime.
At an event in a New York City hotel meeting room engineered by Nintendo to hype the July launch of the New 2DSXL, we played one of the new games also coming out that month: Hey! Pikmin. And we were left wondering, hey, why not also have these games run on Nintendo’s portable Switch?
Late last year, it was revealed that Link would become a racer in Mario Kart 8. But that wasn’t his first Mario rodeo. Nor was it the first time Zelda crossed over into the Mario series—far from it.
In 2016, frogs in gaming had a banner year. Now, to follow Slippy Toad and Frog Fractions 2 is... The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I know, I know, this game isn’t really about frogs, but look at this gif and tell me it shouldn’t be. In fact, frogs haven’t gotten the credit they deserve for their rich Zelda …
For the 11th year in a row, I’ve tallied a list of all the games I started and/or finished in the previous year. This is a list of games I started in 2016. Some I played for mere minutes, some for hours and some until the credits rolled. Some were good. Some, not so much.
After tossing together several successful all-star Dynasty Warriors-type games based on other people’s properties like Dragon Quest Heroes and Hyrule Warriors, Tecmo Koei gives its own famous characters a shot a killing many things at the same time in Musuo Stars.
In Nintendo Direct Zelda news, the Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors is available today, and four new Amiibo are coming on December 2, including 8-Bit Link and a Wind Waker two-pack, with special functionality in the upcoming Breath of the Wild.
Nintendo is notorious for surprising players with games that fall on both sides of the fan service spectrum. Whether we’ll ever get a title starring the beloved anti-hero duo that is Wario and Waluigi is unknown, but it would sure make for a wonderfully bizarre outing.
It’s late July. We’re past the half way point of 2016. Now is a good time to look back at what games have been selling in Japan.
Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma credits fan speculation for the creation of a female Link in the recent Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Warriors 3DS game, but he clarified to Kotaku here at E3 that the Link in the new Wii U Zelda who first showed up in a 2014 trailer was always planned to be a guy.
Nintendo’s digital events have become a highlight of E3—pre-recorded presentations, as opposed to live stage shows, that are full of fun and filled purely with games. There’s no planned Direct this year, but let’s see if they kept their 2015 promises.
Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Hyrule Warriors Legends: The TAY Review • Super Gaming Quiz Alpha Turbo Podcast! Episode 6: Space Zoo [Ace Attorney & Star Fox] • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Anime Series Blog 1
Everybody’s favorite seagull wannabe, Marin joins the cast of Hyrule Warriors on Wii U and 3DS later this year in the Link’s Awakening DLC pack. Squawk!