Cardboard Wii U GamePad Anyone?

During the latest Iwata Asks, which was all about the designing of the Wii U and Miiverse in particular, the original designs for the GamePad were revealed. What was shown was a GamePad made by the internet company, Hatena, entirely out of cardboard! (laughs) To demonstrate what could be done with the touchscreen different pieces … Continue reading

Pikmin 3 Will Bloom In Spring For North America. May Miss Out On Launch Window

According to the latest Iwata Asks, Pikmin 3 has been pushed back to a spring 2013 release in North America meaning the launch window may well have just closed on poor Olimar and his flowery friends. The launch window runs until 31st March 2013 so unless Pikmin 3 is released in the first 11 days … Continue reading

Get Ready For The Wii’s Next Big JRPG – The Last Story

Since the launch of the Nintendo Wii console back in 2006, European fans have been screaming out for some heavyweight JRPGs to get their teeth into. It seems that their luck came all at once with first the announcement of Xenoblade Chronicles hitting our shores, then The Last Story and soon Pandora’s Tower too. Hurrah! … Continue reading

Luigi is a Playable Character in Super Mario 3D Land

In a new video clip, Nintendo have revealed that Luigi will be a playable character in Super Mario 3D Land. In the latest Iwata asks interview, Kenta Motokura, art director, confirms that you can play as Luigi in special stages that will be revealed in the game after you beat world 8-4. Also revealed is … Continue reading

Miyamoto Talks Super Mario 3D Land

A new Iwata Asks video has emerged in which the Nintendo president interviews Shigero Miyamoto about Super Mario 3D Land. The pair discuss how the game is a return to the franchise’s 2D platforming roots, using stereoscopic 3D to play around with perspective, and how in the good old days, Mario was all about ‘stomping … Continue reading

Nintendo: Problems With 3DS Classic Remakes

It has become clear that Nintendo are having problems with their 3DS Classic remakes. In the latest Iwata Asks, Iwata sits down with Nintendo Developer Takao Nakano, where they discuss remaking the Classic titles in 3D. Nakano points out certain unexpected difficulties that they ran into. “We based the 3D version [of Namco Bandai shooter … Continue reading

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