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10 great games that will make you buy a Nintendo Wii U

10 great games that will make you buy a Nintendo Wii U

By 24 March 2015

Nintendo had a rocky start to 2014 but an excellent rest of the year which has lead into a strong early 2015. While the 3DS and games for the handheld continued to perform well in sales terms, the Wii U was struggling, leading many - ourselves included... >>

Splatoon in-depth preview: By jove Nintendo, you've only gone and done it again

Splatoon in-depth preview: By jove Nintendo, you've only gone and done it again

By 23 March 2015

No sooner had Nintendo announced both a new console and plans to extend its own gaming franchises to mobile devices than everybody was queuing to write off the Wii U again. However, recent hardware sales figures and critical acclaim for the titles that... >>

Mario Party 10 review: For the kids, but not party of the year
3.5 out of 5

Mario Party 10 review: For the kids, but not party of the year

By 20 March 2015

Nintendo indisputably makes some of the world's favourite games franchises, but Mario Party has never really caught the public imagination in the manner of, say, the Mario or Zelda games. Is Mario Party 10 the title to do it? Admittedly, the Mario Party... >>

What Nintendo smartphone games do we want?

What Nintendo smartphone games do we want?

By 17 March 2015

Nintendo has announced a partnership with DeNA that will see the companies using existing Nintendo characters in new games on smartphones and tablets. Nintendo hasn't made any statements about specifics, so there's been no confirmation of what we will... >>

'Nintendo NX' console in the works for 2017, Wii U not final hardware venture

'Nintendo NX' console in the works for 2017, Wii U not final hardware venture

By 17 March 2015

Tuesday 17 March may as well be called Nintendo day. In addition to unveiling official plans to bring Nintendo characters to mobile phones and tablets in the future, the Japanese company has also confirmed the Wii U won't be its last hardware venture:... >>

Mario coming to phones and tablets, as Nintendo officially focuses on apps

Mario coming to phones and tablets, as Nintendo officially focuses on apps

By 17 March 2015

Not the owner of a Nintendo Wii U or 3DS? Well it could still be 1-Up for you, as Nintendo announces a partnership with Japanese publisher DeNA to bring its famous characters to mobile platforms. That could mean Mario for Android, Zelda for iPhone, or... >>

Nintendo doesn't want to make mobile games, but it will do a Mii app for smartphones

Nintendo doesn't want to make mobile games, but it will do a Mii app for smartphones

By 14 February 2015

Nintendo has announced it is finally making a mobile device app: a Mii app, actually, for phones. While speaking to Japan's Nikkei business daily, Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's president, admitted he's opposed to developing phone and tablet versions of Nintendo... >>

New Nintendo 3DS XL review: Handheld gaming has never been so good
5 out of 5

New Nintendo 3DS XL review: Handheld gaming has never been so good

By 13 February 2015

When Nintendo first announced its new versions of the 3DS and 3DS XL handhelds there were more than a few eyebrows raised. Yes, the 3D functionality of its handheld games consoles could be improved but surely we're at the end of the portable gaming boom?... >>

Netflix has a Legend of Zelda live-action TV series in the works

Netflix has a Legend of Zelda live-action TV series in the works

By 6 February 2015

Netflix and Nintendo are turning The Legend of Zelda video game into a television series. Netflix has a few major hits under its belt, including House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, but that doesn't mean it's slowing down anytime soon. The streaming... >>

Nintendo fans vindicated: Company in profit again and Wii U officially back in the game

Nintendo fans vindicated: Company in profit again and Wii U officially back in the game

By 28 January 2015

Nintendo has posted its latest financial results and although it has halved its profits forecast for the financial year ending in March, the company is set to end in profit for the period. Basically, its strategies and dogged resilience over the Wii... >>