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The Last Cube Is A Dramatic Name For An Interesting Puzzle Adventure
The Last Cube Is A Dramatic Name For An Interesting Puzzle Adventure
Game³. Back in the 3DS and Wii U eShop days there was a re-release of a Two Tribes classic called EDGE, in which you 'rolled' a cube around and solved puzzles.
Random: Take Yunobo Anywhere In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild With A Simple Exploit
Random: Take Yunobo Anywhere In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild With A Simple Exploit
Yu-no-it. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now four years old, and its impact helped the Nintendo Switch establish itself as a must-have system (and gave a fond farewell on Wii U, let's not forget).
Nintendo Appears To Have Already Terminated Super Mario Maker's Bookmark Website
Nintendo Appears To Have Already Terminated Super Mario Maker's Bookmark Website
Page now shows a 503 error. When Mario's 35th anniversary comes to a close next week, the online services for Super Mario Maker on the Wii U also end - meaning players will no longer be able to upload their own courses. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Animal Crossing Sanrio Amiibo Cards Sell Out Immediately, Make Everyone Sad
Animal Crossing Sanrio Amiibo Cards Sell Out Immediately, Make Everyone Sad
The Target-exclusive six-pack of Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sanrio Amiibo cards went on sale this morning at 9am and sold out almost immediately.
Please Enjoy Breath Of The Wild In 8K (If You Can)
Please Enjoy Breath Of The Wild In 8K (If You Can)
A few years back I was marvelling at Breath of the Wild in 4K, now we are all free to admire the game running in 8K, and with some (shaded) ray tracing to boot. Read more...
Random: Did You Know You Can 'Steal' Your Friends' Clones In Super Mario 3D World?
Random: Did You Know You Can 'Steal' Your Friends' Clones In Super Mario 3D World?
Naughty, but effective. The original Super Mario 3D World on Wii U introduced the Double Cherry, a brand new power-up that creates a clone of your character, essentially allowing players to control two or more versions of themselves at the same time.
You Can Now Play Zelda: Breath Of The Wild In First-Person Thanks To This Newly Discovered Glitch
You Can Now Play Zelda: Breath Of The Wild In First-Person Thanks To This Newly Discovered Glitch
Open your eyes, Link. Sure, we might be eagerly waiting for Nintendo to give us the next proper update about the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but there's still plenty to discover in the original 2017 Wii U and Switch release. Following on from a glitch that makes Link invincible and allows him to walk underwater, a "simple glitch" has now been uncovered - allowing you to play the open-world entry from a first-person perspective.
Random: The Next Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Speedrun Challenge? Trying To
Random: The Next Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Speedrun Challenge? Trying To "Blue Yourself"
Yo, listen up here's a story. We're approaching four years since Mario Kart 8 Deluxe first came out – seven if you count the Wii U version – and fans are seeking out new challenges.
EA Job Listing Suggests Madden Could Be Coming To Switch
EA Job Listing Suggests Madden Could Be Coming To Switch
Madden hasn't appeared on Nintendo platforms since 2012. Madden NFL used to be a regular face on Nintendo platforms, but we've not seen it for nearly a decade after Madden NFL 13 on Wii U.
Indie Dev Shares 'The Last Levels', 36 Super Mario Maker Courses To Play Before Servers Are Shut Down
Indie Dev Shares 'The Last Levels', 36 Super Mario Maker Courses To Play Before Servers Are Shut Down
The end of an era. With Super Mario Maker's servers being completely shut down on 31st March (the original Wii U game, that is, not Super Mario Maker 2 on Switch), one indie developer has decided to give it a mighty send-off. That send-off arrives in the form of a 36-course feast courtesy of Ultra Dolphin Revolution, a developer which has been wonderfully dedicated to the Wii U throughout its life and beyond.
Nintendo Plugs Skyward Sword HD With
Nintendo Plugs Skyward Sword HD With "Elements" Later Adopted In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
"features like a stamina gauge". The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword might not necessarily be everyone's favourite entry in the Zelda series, but according to Nintendo, it put a lot of foundations in place for the Wii U swan song and Switch launch title, Breath of the Wild. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Video: Ten 3DS Exclusives That Could Be Better On Nintendo Switch
Video: Ten 3DS Exclusives That Could Be Better On Nintendo Switch
Potentially perfect ports. With the likes of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Pikmin 3 Deluxe making the jump to Switch, it's pretty commonplace to see fans talking about which other titles could transition from the Wii U to Nintendo's latest system.
There's a new system update for... Wii U
There's a new system update for... Wii U
Nintendo has today released a new firmware update for...
Wii U Receives Its First System Firmware Update Since 2018
Wii U Receives Its First System Firmware Update Since 2018
You can probably guess what's been improved. Well, here we are in 2021 - production of the 3DS has been discontinued and the focus is now entirely on the Switch, which is almost four years old.
Rumour: Hidden File Suggests Toadette Was Planned As A Playable Character In Super Mario 3D World
Rumour: Hidden File Suggests Toadette Was Planned As A Playable Character In Super Mario 3D World
Datamine effort reveals all. With Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury now available on Nintendo Switch, plenty of new players are enjoying the Wii U classic for the first time.
UK Charts: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Launch Sales Are 190% More Than The Wii U Version
UK Charts: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Launch Sales Are 190% More Than The Wii U Version
2021's fastest selling release yet. We never doubted Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury would be successful.
Video: Here's Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Looking Stunning In 4K, 60FPS
Video: Here's Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Looking Stunning In 4K, 60FPS
Switch Pro when? Last year's release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a bundle including modern re-releases of classic Mario titles to celebrate the franchise's 35th anniversary, has left plenty of us wondering whether Zelda's 35th anniversary – which just so happens to be this year – will receive similar treatment. A package containing remasters of games like Ocarina of Time, Skyward Sword, or maybe new versions of Twilight Princess HD and Wind Waker HD from the Wii U would no doubt go down a treat, and thanks to the video below shared by YouTube user Brian Tate, we can see just how the former could look if it were released today. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Poll: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Is Out Today On Switch, Are You Getting It?
Poll: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Is Out Today On Switch, Are You Getting It?
Double-dipping? First time? Cast your votes. The latest Wii U port has landed on Switch, and this one's a biggie: the excellent Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is out today. A rerelease of the original Wii U game, but with some subtle yet welcome improvements, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury offers lots of fantastic gameplay for single players or co-op fans.
Video: How Pokémon Snap Replaced Its Blockbuster Collaboration On Wii & Wii U
Video: How Pokémon Snap Replaced Its Blockbuster Collaboration On Wii & Wii U
Next slide please, professor. With New Pokémon Snap on the horizon, we can be sure many of you are itching to share the various photos you take around the new Lental region, but things weren't always so simple in the olden days. The original Pokémon Snap had quite a marketing campaign when it launched in 1999; in collaboration with Blockbuster Video, Nintendo introduced 'Pokémon Snap Stations' in participating Blockbuster stores around the world, allowing players to print their favourite shots from the Nintendo 64 game.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury tech analysis: classic port meets experimental showcase
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury tech analysis: classic port meets experimental showcase
First released back in 2013 on Wii U, one of the ill-fated platform's greatest games has transitioned across gracefully to Nintendo Switch.
Exclusive: Nyamyam On Bringing The Award-Winning
Exclusive: Nyamyam On Bringing The Award-Winning "Game Sitcom" Astrologaster To Switch
"The Switch version will get the 'sitcom' element across the best". Those of you with very good memories might recall the UK studio Nyamyam, which was responsible for the gorgeous Tengami on Wii U.
Video: 5 Special Wii U Virtual Console Games Not on Switch
Video: 5 Special Wii U Virtual Console Games Not on Switch
These games went above and beyond simple preservation. For years the Virtual Console allowed us to relive our fondest memories in gaming.
Nintendo Is
Nintendo Is "Replacing Its Multiplayer Server System" Dating Back To The Wii U And 3DS Era
A long time coming. Let's be real, Nintendo's online service hasn't always been the best.
Remember Castaway Paradise, The Animal Crossing-Meets-Farming Game? It's Finally Coming To Switch
Remember Castaway Paradise, The Animal Crossing-Meets-Farming Game? It's Finally Coming To Switch
A fake worthy of Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler. The last time we wrote about Castaway Paradise, the free-to-play Facebook and iOS game that combines elements of Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon, we said that the game might come to Wii U.
Nintendo Switch Lite Is About To Outsell Wii U
Nintendo Switch Lite Is About To Outsell Wii U
Nintendo has revealed that the Nintendo Switch Lite has nearly outsold the lifetime sales of the Wii U, as of December 2020.
Mario Kart 8 Overtakes Mario Kart Wii As Best-Selling Series Entry
Mario Kart 8 Overtakes Mario Kart Wii As Best-Selling Series Entry
Combining Wii U and Switch sales, that is. Having published its latest quarterly financial results, it appears Nintendo is doing all right — if you define selling software by the truckload as Switch outperforms 3DS lifetime sales less than four years into its lifespan 'all right'. One of the secrets to Nintendo's success is the evergreen appeal of its catalogue, with early 2017 releases such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe both featuring in the first-party best-sellers list, with sales of over 4 million and 8.6 million respectively in the April-December 2020 period. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Nintendo Switch Has Overtaken 3DS Lifetime Sales In Just Four Years
Nintendo Switch Has Overtaken 3DS Lifetime Sales In Just Four Years
Switch Lite has almost outsold the Wii U on its own. Nintendo's latest financial report – for the nine months ending December 31st 2020 – has revealed that the Switch has overtaken the lifetime sales of the 3DS in the space of just four years. 79.87 million Switch consoles have now been shipped worldwide.
The Switch Was a “Make or Break Product” for Nintendo – Reggie Fils-Aime
The Switch Was a “Make or Break Product” for Nintendo – Reggie Fils-Aime
The former Nintendo of America president talks about how the Switch pulled Nintendo from the brink.
Review: Tadpole Treble Encore - A Must-Buy For Fans Of Rhythm Games
Review: Tadpole Treble Encore - A Must-Buy For Fans Of Rhythm Games
Still pretty sharp. In August of 2016, the rapidly-declining Wii U eShop was graced by the release of a neat little indie game called Tadpole Treble.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Frame Rate And Resolution Detailed
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Frame Rate And Resolution Detailed
How does it hold up? Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is the first major Nintendo Switch release of the year and it's arriving on 12th February. While we've already heard how 3D World will run much faster compared to the original Wii U release, it seems a number of outlets have now shared information about the frame rate and resolution players can expect across both games. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Reggie Admits Switch Was A
Reggie Admits Switch Was A "Make Or Break Product" For Nintendo After Poor Performance Of Wii U
"luckily it was a hit". Nintendo of America's former president, Reggie Fils-Aimé, recently appeared on a New York Gaming Awards Twitch stream alongside industry counterparts Jack Tretton (Sony) and Robbie Bach (Microsoft). Reggie was asked what his defining achievement was during his time at Nintendo and touched on the company's transition - as a collective - from the Wii U generation to the Switch.
New Christmas Game Appears On The eShop - But Only On Wii U, And In January
New Christmas Game Appears On The eShop - But Only On Wii U, And In January
Launching "super early for 2021 holidays". Launching almost as far away from the upcoming holiday season as is possible, a brand new Christmas-themed game has appeared on the Nintendo eShop today.
Hands On: We've Played Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, And Here's What We Think So Far
Hands On: We've Played Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, And Here's What We Think So Far
Cat's entertainment? When it started to become clear that Nintendo was porting many of its Wii U games to the Switch, a lot of fans naturally hoped that Super Mario 3D World would be one of the games making the jump.
Super Mario 3D World's Platforming Will Be
Super Mario 3D World's Platforming Will Be "Snappier" On Switch, Gyro Support Included
New improvements will "spice up" the adventure. We're only a few weeks away from the launch of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury on Switch, and while the Bowser's Fury expansion might be the biggest selling point for those who already own the Wii U original, the base game will be receiving some very welcome tweaks, too. On its official website, Nintendo has gone into a little more detail on the platforming present in the main game, specifically highlighting how the new Switch release will enhance the original's already impressive gameplay.
Pokkén Tournament Producer Katsuhiro Harada Up For A Sequel, But Says It's Not Bandai Namco's Decision To Make
Pokkén Tournament Producer Katsuhiro Harada Up For A Sequel, But Says It's Not Bandai Namco's Decision To Make
It rests with "Nintendo and Pokémon Co., Ltd.". One game that deserves some more love is the Bandai Namco developed Switch, Wii U and arcade title, Pokkén Tournament. It was well-received on all three occasions but since then fans of this unique fighter have been wondering if there'll be any future follow-ups.
Video: 13 Great Wii U Games Still Not on Switch
Video: 13 Great Wii U Games Still Not on Switch
Still some survivors aboard. It's no secret that Switch has nabbed a large chunk of Wii U's biggest titles such as Mario Kart 8, Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World and many, many more...but there's still a number of games that remain exclusive to Wii U.
Get Another Look At Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury In These New Japanese Commercials
Get Another Look At Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury In These New Japanese Commercials
Not long to go now. The first big release of the year for the Nintendo Switch is Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. The game is made up of two parts - the existing Wii U game, and a new add-on where Mario and Bowser Jr.
Feature: Best Wii U Games
Feature: Best Wii U Games
As ranked by you. Despite our affection for the the console, there's no denying that Wii U had its share of issues.
After Four Years Away, The Man Behind Devil's Third Is Ready To Make Another Video Game
After Four Years Away, The Man Behind Devil's Third Is Ready To Make Another Video Game
"Now I feel like I want to make a game again". Tomonobu Itagaki, the man behind the Dead or Alive and modern-era Ninja Gaiden titles, is ready to get back in the game after four years away. With his flowing hair and ever-present sunglasses, Itagaki is one of Japanese gaming's most recognisable characters, but he hasn't produced a video game since the release of the Wii U exclusive Devil's Third in 2015. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Pikmin 3 Deluxe Is Officially The Best-Selling Entry In The Series In Japan
Pikmin 3 Deluxe Is Officially The Best-Selling Entry In The Series In Japan
Beating the original game. Pikmin has never been one of Nintendo's major franchises in terms of units sold, but it's nice to know that the most recent entry – Pikmin 3 Deluxe – has found some degree of commercial success in Japan. Total physical sales of the game – which is an update of the Wii U original – in Nintendo's homeland now stand at 513,225 copies, which means the Switch title has out-sold the original GameCube Pikmin, which achieved 502,996 sales during its entire lifespan but was later re-issued on the Wii. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Super Mario 3D World's Captain Toad Stages Have Received A Multiplayer Revamp On Switch
Super Mario 3D World's Captain Toad Stages Have Received A Multiplayer Revamp On Switch
A very welcome change. As if the awesome-as-heck Bowsertron 5000 wasn't enough to get us hyped for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Nintendo has revealed that the Captain Toad levels featured in the game will now support multiplayer. Of course, you might remember that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker actually started out as a series of isometric minigames found inside Super Mario 3D World on Wii U.
How Much Faster Is Super Mario 3D World On Switch Compared To The Wii U Original? This Much
How Much Faster Is Super Mario 3D World On Switch Compared To The Wii U Original? This Much
A (3D) world of difference? Information has been coming in fast about Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury these last few days.
Yes, Bowser's Fury Really Is Its Own Standalone Mode In Super Mario 3D World On Switch
Yes, Bowser's Fury Really Is Its Own Standalone Mode In Super Mario 3D World On Switch
Fur real. If you've already played Super Mario 3D World many years ago on the Wii U or just want to jump straight into the new content (Bowser's Fury), thankfully there's a mode select option in the Switch release. Yes, according to Nintendo's Super Mario Twitter account, there'll be an option on the start screen to choose which adventure you want to play.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury File Size Revealed
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury File Size Revealed
Bigger than ever. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is obviously a bigger game than the original Wii U title, so what's the file size like? Read the full article on nintendolife.com
3DS And Wii U Software Discounts Have Been Removed From My Nintendo
3DS And Wii U Software Discounts Have Been Removed From My Nintendo
Can we get some Switch ones now? It seems 3DS and Wii U software discounts on My Nintendo are officially a thing of the past, at least in certain parts of the world. My Nintendo users located in North America have noticed the removal of this icon from the store - meaning you'll no longer be able to get discounts for games associated with these systems.
Guide: Where To Pre-Order Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Guide: Where To Pre-Order Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Are you feline it? Announced during September's Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct broadcast, it may have taken a few years, but one of the Wii U's finest titles is finally making its long-awaited leap to Switch.
Brawl In The Family Creator's Award-Winning Music Game Tadpole Treble Is Coming To Switch
Brawl In The Family Creator's Award-Winning Music Game Tadpole Treble Is Coming To Switch
Time for an encore. Matthew Taranto – creator of the webcomic Brawl in the Family – released a music action title by the name of Tadpole Treble on Wii U not so long ago, scoring a 9/10 review from this very site. The game is now coming to Switch in an enhanced form under the title Tadpole Treble Encore.
Video: So, Are People Still Playing 3DS Games Online?
Video: So, Are People Still Playing 3DS Games Online?
We put a variety of games to the test. Recently, we shared a video in which we booted up several Wii U titles to see if people were still playing them online.
LEGO City: Undercover Games Removed From Wii U And 3DS eShops
LEGO City: Undercover Games Removed From Wii U And 3DS eShops
In what's becoming a worryingly common trend. Just days after it was discovered that a number of DSiWare games had vanished from the eShop, and following the confirmation that Netflix will soon be discontinued across Wii U and 3DS, it's now come to our attention that two LEGO City: Undercover games have also been entirely removed from Nintendo's digital store. Both LEGO City: Undercover (Wii U) and LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (Nintendo 3DS) have been delisted from their respective stores, meaning they're no longer available to purchase.
Netflix Service on Wii U and 3DS Winding Down This Year - and There's Still No Sign of a Switch App
Netflix Service on Wii U and 3DS Winding Down This Year - and There's Still No Sign of a Switch App
Nintendo has revealed that it is shuttering Netflix functionality on the Wii U and 3DS, but there's still no sign of the service on Nintendo Switch.
Netflix to shut down on 3DS, Wii U
Netflix to shut down on 3DS, Wii U
Netflix will discontinue its service for both 3DS and Wii U on 30th June.
Netflix Is Winding Down Its Services On Wii U And 3DS
Netflix Is Winding Down Its Services On Wii U And 3DS
Will be discontinued as of 30th June. Nintendo has now removed Netflix's video application designed for the Wii U and 3DS from both eShops. As of 31st December 2020, it can no longer be downloaded by new users.
Think You've Got What It Takes To Beat Nintendo's Pikmin 3 Quiz?
Think You've Got What It Takes To Beat Nintendo's Pikmin 3 Quiz?
What kind of Pikmin are you? After a couple of months away, Nintendo's back with a brand new edition of its 'Do You Know Your Nintendo?' video series. This latest episode focuses on Pikmin 3 Deluxe, the recent Switch remake of the real-time strategy series' third entry that first appeared on Wii U, and serves up three questions that are sure to test your knowledge.
Random: Dust Off Your Wii U, It's Time For Some Banjo-Kazooie And Blast Corps
Random: Dust Off Your Wii U, It's Time For Some Banjo-Kazooie And Blast Corps
According to a really odd listing on Nintendo's website. It's nearly the end of the year and to go out with a bang, Nintendo is listing whatever games it wants on its official website. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
The Wii U's Getting A New Game Today, Just In Time For Christmas
The Wii U's Getting A New Game Today, Just In Time For Christmas
Although it's not exactly 'new'. Loading up the Wii U eShop doesn't tend to result in many new games or exciting updates these days, but thanks to a release arriving on the system's digital shelves today, owners of Nintendo's discontinued system can finally get stuck into something new. Well, we say new, but the game in question is Commander Keen in Keen Dreams: Definitive Edition, a title that launched on Switch earlier this year and one that was already a remake of a DOS game from the '90s.
Video: Are People Still Playing Wii U Games Online? Let's Find Out
Video: Are People Still Playing Wii U Games Online? Let's Find Out
Can you still get games on Smash, Splatoon and more? It's December 2020, almost four whole years since the Wii U was discontinued due to poor global sales and the incoming Nintendo Switch, but we have one burning question on our minds: are people still playing this thing online? Yes, our newest lovely YouTube star Jon has taken the Wii U and its good old clunky GamePad for a 2020 test drive, all in a bid to see just how popular its online games are today.
Random: Nintendo Extracts Customer's Missing Wedding Ring From Their Wii U
Random: Nintendo Extracts Customer's Missing Wedding Ring From Their Wii U
My precious. A Twitter user has shared a story about Nintendo repairing a Wii U that had a missing wedding ring lodged in it. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Kemco Discounts Ten RPGs Across Switch, Wii U And 3DS In Latest Sale
Kemco Discounts Ten RPGs Across Switch, Wii U And 3DS In Latest Sale
And a bonus game, too. Serial RPG publisher Kemco has announced a brand new sale on Nintendo Switch, Wii U and 3DS which discounts ten role-playing titles (and a bonus rhythm game) for your consideration. The sale is live across the North American, European and Australian Nintendo eShops, with discounts reaching as high as 50% off for a limited time.
Just When You Thought 2020 Couldn't Get Any Weirder, WaterMelon's Paprium Is Finally Finished
Just When You Thought 2020 Couldn't Get Any Weirder, WaterMelon's Paprium Is Finally Finished
And now it wants you to buy its next game without even seeing it. Despite its rough edges, we're still fans of WaterMelon Games' faux-retro RPG Pier Solar here at Nintendo Life, having followed the development of the game from its release on the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive all the way up to its eventual launch on the Wii U eShop.
Random: Holiday-Themed Game Seasonal Assistant Coming To The Wii U eShop Early On In 2021
Random: Holiday-Themed Game Seasonal Assistant Coming To The Wii U eShop Early On In 2021
It's a Christmas miracle. Did you know games are still being released on the Wii U? In fact, early next year, there'll be a special holiday-themed game launching on the system's eShop for $3.99 / € 3.59. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Why Is Fire Emblem So Dark On Switch? It Reportedly Runs On The Same Emulator Used On Wii U
Why Is Fire Emblem So Dark On Switch? It Reportedly Runs On The Same Emulator Used On Wii U
It's dark, and we're not wearing sunglasses. Have you been playing Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & The Blade of Light? Noticed that it's a little dark and reminiscent of the Wii U Virtual Console releases that inexplicably dialled down the brightness of all the games that came to the service compared to the originals? Well, in a Twitter thread on the subject of Nintendo's latest retro offering, software developer and gaming enthusiast LuigiBlood has delved into the Switch release and discovered that the game seems to be running courtesy of the same emulator the company used for NES and N64 releases on Wii U. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
The Wonderful 101 gets a two-hour-long free Steam demo, and a code to unlock Bayonetta
The Wonderful 101 gets a two-hour-long free Steam demo, and a code to unlock Bayonetta
The Wonderful 101 is one of the cooler - and weirder - projects from Bayonetta and Nier Automata studio Platinum Games, but it's always been a bit divisive and difficult to get into, and not just because it was once a Wii U exclusive.
Super Mario Maker For Wii U Is Removing Course Share Function In Japan And Europe
Super Mario Maker For Wii U Is Removing Course Share Function In Japan And Europe
Today, Nintendo announced that Super Mario Maker for Wii U is ending the game’s online course share function on March 31, 2021.
Super Mario Maker Online Services To Be Terminated, Will Soon Be Removed From Sale
Super Mario Maker Online Services To Be Terminated, Will Soon Be Removed From Sale
Goodbye, old friend. Nintendo has announced a discontinuation of online services for the original Super Mario Maker on Wii U, meaning players will no longer be able to upload their own courses. The discontinuation comes into effect on 31st March 2021; from that date, it will "no longer be possible to upload courses" and on that same day, the Super Mario Maker Bookmark website will also close.
Nintendo Completely Bailed On Console Generations, And Nobody Gave A Shit
Nintendo Completely Bailed On Console Generations, And Nobody Gave A Shit
The last time we said goodbye to a whole generation of video game consoles, it was 2013, and we said our farewells to three machines.
Top 15 Superhero Games of the 8th Console Generation
Top 15 Superhero Games of the 8th Console Generation
We rank the best superhero games of the last few years.
The Wii U First Launched Eight Years Ago Today
The Wii U First Launched Eight Years Ago Today
Oh you poor, poor thing. Eight years ago today on the 18th November 2012, Nintendo's Wii U hit the market in North America.
Ranking All Years of the Last Console Generation from Worst to Best
Ranking All Years of the Last Console Generation from Worst to Best
Charting the course of the generation, from its highest highs to its lowest lows.
Japanese Charts: Pikmin 3 Deluxe Takes Top Spot As Switch Sales Reach 13 Million
Japanese Charts: Pikmin 3 Deluxe Takes Top Spot As Switch Sales Reach 13 Million
Another impressive week. Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 26th October - 1st November, revealing that Pikmin 3 Deluxe has debuted at the top of the pile. The game sold an estimated 171,349 physical copies in its opening week which – according to Astris Advisory Japan founder, David Gibson – puts it ahead of the Wii U original for the region.
The Top Ten Best-Selling Games For Wii U, 3DS, Wii And DS (As Of September 2020)
The Top Ten Best-Selling Games For Wii U, 3DS, Wii And DS (As Of September 2020)
Mario Kart still reigns supreme. Earlier today, we shared an updated list of the top ten best-selling Nintendo Switch games of all time, but how are the likes of the Wii U and 3DS doing, and even the Wii and DS before those? Well, it just so happens that Nintendo has also provided up-to-date figures for its best-selling games on those platforms.
Image & Form Reminds Us That It's Making More SteamWorld Games
Image & Form Reminds Us That It's Making More SteamWorld Games
"We're not ruling out sequels". In this new era of gaming on Switch, indie games are being loved and appreciated more than ever before, but one indie franchise that's always been popular with Nintendo fans is the excellent SteamWorld series from Image & Form. The SteamWorld games have been a hit with Nintendo's audience since the Wii U and 3DS days, and a number of ports and new releases since then mean that Switch owners have already been treated to SteamWorld Dig, SteamWorld Dig 2, SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition, and SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Eighting Helped Nintendo Bring Pikmin 3 To The Switch
Eighting Helped Nintendo Bring Pikmin 3 To The Switch
The dev behind the port. Nintendo's latest Switch game - Pikmin 3 Deluxe - is a port of the 2013 Wii U title.
Pikmin 3 Opening Week Physical Sales Were Lower On Switch Than Wii U (UK)
Pikmin 3 Opening Week Physical Sales Were Lower On Switch Than Wii U (UK)
Not what Nintendo was hoping for. Last Friday saw the launch of Pikmin 3 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch, a new and improved port of Pikmin 3 which originally released on Wii U.
Pikmin 3 Opening Week Physical Sales Were Worse On Switch Than Wii U (UK)
Pikmin 3 Opening Week Physical Sales Were Worse On Switch Than Wii U (UK)
Not what Nintendo was hoping for. Last Friday saw the launch of Pikmin 3 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch, a new and improved port of Pikmin 3 which originally released on Wii U.
Boo! The Indie Survival Horror Game Lone Survivor Is Getting A Remake On Switch
Boo! The Indie Survival Horror Game Lone Survivor Is Getting A Remake On Switch
Returning in 2021. Think back to the Wii U era, and one indie title you might remember is the survival horror release, Lone Survivor.
Surprise: Pikmin 3 Deluxe’s Epilogue Is Some Of The Best Pikmin Ever Made
Surprise: Pikmin 3 Deluxe’s Epilogue Is Some Of The Best Pikmin Ever Made
Twenty-two days ago, I wrote: “If Nintendo has hidden some amazing twist at the end of Pikmin 3 Deluxe, if the epilogue really delivers, the joke will be on me.” Today I am here to tell you there is no twist, at least not a plot twist at the end of the new Switch port of the 2013 Wii U adventure Pikmin 3.
Poll: Pikmin 3 Deluxe Is Out Today On Switch, Are You Getting It?
Poll: Pikmin 3 Deluxe Is Out Today On Switch, Are You Getting It?
Reunite with tiny Pikmin on a great big adventure. Pikmin 3 Deluxe is out on Switch today and as usual with all the latest releases, we want to know if you'll be picking it up. Although this game originally launched on the Wii U, this new version includes all of the previous DLC, brand new prologue and epilogue missions, an unlockable "Ultra Spicy" difficult mode and the ability to play the story in two-player co-op. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Review: Pikmin 3 Deluxe - Perhaps Not Worth A Double Dip, But The Choice Pick For New Players
Review: Pikmin 3 Deluxe - Perhaps Not Worth A Double Dip, But The Choice Pick For New Players
Wii say U want a resolution. As each month passes the Wii U becomes less and less relevant, as most of its first-party library continues to be lifted up, piece by piece, and carried over to the Switch.
Rodea The Sky Soldier Is Being Removed From The Wii U And 3DS eShops In Japan
Rodea The Sky Soldier Is Being Removed From The Wii U And 3DS eShops In Japan
Following its removal in Europe and NA. Rodea the Sky Soldier, an action-adventure title produced by Sonic lead programmer Yuji Naka, will be removed from the Wii U and 3DS eShops in Japan next month. The game's delisting follows similar removals in Europe and North America earlier this year, meaning the title will soon be unavailable digitally across all major regions.
Poll: What Was The Best Switch Launch Game (That Wasn't Zelda: Breath Of The Wild)?
Poll: What Was The Best Switch Launch Game (That Wasn't Zelda: Breath Of The Wild)?
No Link option. As great as the Wii U was (and there's a good reason why the majority of its library has reappeared on its successor), it was never a 'cool' console.
Bloober Team's dual-reality survival horror The Medium gets December release date
Bloober Team's dual-reality survival horror The Medium gets December release date
Bloober Team, the developer behind the likes of Layers of Fear and Observer, will be bringing its dual-survival reality horror The Medium to Xbox Series X/S and PC on 10th December. The Medium (which was initially announced for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U back in 2012 before dramatically changing course), casts players as the psychically gifted Marianne - a woman who's been haunted by visions of a child's murder for years - who travels to an abandoned hotel resort in a bid to find answers. Notably, it's Bloober's first stab at third-person horror (as it discussed in more detail when we spoke earlier this year) and its semi-fixed camera, combined with a soundtrack created by legendary composer Akira Yamaoka, gives the experience something of a Silent Hill vibe.
Much-Loved Indie Platformer Thomas Was Alone Is Making The Jump To Switch
Much-Loved Indie Platformer Thomas Was Alone Is Making The Jump To Switch
It'll hit the eShop next year. Indie puzzle-platformer Thomas Was Alone will be launching on Nintendo Switch next year, its creator has confirmed. Originally starting out as a Flash-based browser game around a decade ago, Thomas Was Alone has gone on to be a huge success on a number of different gaming platforms, including the Wii U.
Kemco Discounts Six RPGs Across Switch, Wii U And 3DS For A Limited Time
Kemco Discounts Six RPGs Across Switch, Wii U And 3DS For A Limited Time
With up to 50% off. Kemco has kickstarted an October sale across Nintendo Switch, 3DS and Wii U, slashing the price of six of its RPGs for a limited time. We have a full list of the games included for you below.
You’ll Probably Love Pikmin 3 Deluxe If It’s Your First Pikmin
You’ll Probably Love Pikmin 3 Deluxe If It’s Your First Pikmin
Seven years ago, I wrote seven reviews of the terrific Wii U game Pikmin 3.
Hands On: Pikmin 3 Deluxe - This Wii U Classic Is Shaping Up Well On Switch
Hands On: Pikmin 3 Deluxe - This Wii U Classic Is Shaping Up Well On Switch
I'll send Olimar loving to you. As the Switch continues to receive ports of Wii U games, the number of true exclusives on Nintendo's previous console is starting to dwindle.
Nintendo Has Wiped The Pikmin Short Movies From Wii U And Put Them On YouTube Instead
Nintendo Has Wiped The Pikmin Short Movies From Wii U And Put Them On YouTube Instead
Now they're free! Remember those cute little Pikmin movies that you could download onto your Wii U? Well, they're disappearing from the console today and have been reuploaded to YouTube.It's another sad day for the Wii U, then, but at least this means that everyone can now view the short clips for free.
Lovely Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Goodies Appear On Nintendo UK Store
Lovely Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Goodies Appear On Nintendo UK Store
Plush, amiibo and bundles! If Super Mario 3D All-Stars wasn't enough, remember that we also have Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury launching early next year, bringing the Wii U great over to Switch with some exciting new content. Pre-orders for the physical version of the game have now gone live on the Nintendo Official UK Store, and there's plenty of extra goodies you can grab, too.
First Impressions: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
First Impressions: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Don't get RC about it, you might like it. You probably don't need us to tell you that Mario Kart is one of Nintendo's crown jewels; the series has sold a staggering 150 million copies to date, with 35 million of those attributable to the most recent mainline instalment, Mario Kart 8 – which, in a rather unique twist, is currently the best-selling game on both the Wii U and Switch, thanks to its "Deluxe" update. All of this might lead you to assume that Nintendo would have a full-blown sequel on store shelves by now (Mario Kart 8 came out in 2014, lest we forget), but instead, we're getting something that has the potential to be even more interesting: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit.
15 Things Only 2010s Players Will Understand
15 Things Only 2010s Players Will Understand
The biggest gaming trends of the last decade.
Nintendo Shares Mario’s Super Picross Tutorial As The Game Arrives On Switch
Nintendo Shares Mario’s Super Picross Tutorial As The Game Arrives On Switch
Appearing for the first time in the US. One of the four new games available on the Nintendo Switch Online service today is Mario's Super Picross, a puzzle game that launched for the Super Famicom back in 1995. This is actually the first time it's ever appeared in the US; European fans were lucky enough to try it out through the Virtual Console service on Wii U and 3DS, but otherwise, it's only ever been seen in Japan.
Random: Check Out This Amazing
Random: Check Out This Amazing "Skyview Temple" Custom Dungeon For Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
The first custom dungeon available on (modded) Switches. Prolific modder Waikuteru – the same person who gave us Skyward Sword's Sandship Dungeon and a Mario Kart course in Breath of the Wild – is back with yet another amazing mod which marks the first time that a Custom Dungeon has been made available for the Nintendo Switch version of the game (on a modded console, of course). The modder has created a version of the "Skyview Temple" from Skyward Sword which works on both the Wii U and Switch versions of BotW, as well as in emulators such as Cemu, yuzu and Ryujinx.
Super Mario 64 Emulator In 3D All-Stars Includes References To Other N64 Titles
Super Mario 64 Emulator In 3D All-Stars Includes References To Other N64 Titles
Just "leftovers" from Wii U's Virtual Console? Yesterday, Super Mario 3D All-Stars for the Nintendo Switch was reportedly leaked online.
Feature: From Virtual Boy To Mario Kart Live - Nintendo's History In Mixed Realities
Feature: From Virtual Boy To Mario Kart Live - Nintendo's History In Mixed Realities
Mario Kart Live was a surprise, but far from unprecedented. It's been six years since we first experienced the wonderful Mario Kart 8 on Wii U, becoming the troubled console’s best-selling title and up until last week, fans had been wondering where the next entry was.
Anniversary: Super Mario Maker Turns 5 Years Old Today
Anniversary: Super Mario Maker Turns 5 Years Old Today
Mamma mia! The original Super Mario Maker is celebrating its fifth anniversary today, after originally launching for the Wii U in Japan on 10th September, 2015. Also appearing in Europe and North America on the following day, Super Mario Maker flipped the Mario platforming franchise on its head by giving players access to a full suite of level creation tools for the very first time.
10 Features Developers No Longer Use In Their Games
10 Features Developers No Longer Use In Their Games
A look back at memories of a bygone era.
Feature: Potential Switch Port Round-Up - The Wii U Games That Haven't Come To Switch
Feature: Potential Switch Port Round-Up - The Wii U Games That Haven't Come To Switch
Update: Super Mario 3D World makes the Switch! Update: Well, that's another one down: following in the footsteps of Pikmin 3 Deluxe (no, not Pikmin 4), Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is coming to Switch in February 2021.
Nintendo Reinstates Pikmin 3 On The Wii U eShop Ahead Of The Switch Release
Nintendo Reinstates Pikmin 3 On The Wii U eShop Ahead Of The Switch Release
Update: And it's back. Update: The game has apparently now reappeared for digital purchase on the Wii U eShop.