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Splatoon     Splatoon Update – New N-Zap ’85 Weapon and Port Mackerel Battle Stage Added If you missed the last chance to play Splatoon before its release, don’t miss the upcoming Splatoon Global Testfire, happening 5/23 from 3-4pm Pacific Daylight Time, 11-12pm Central European Time! We’ll see you there! 😀 Go ahead… Make a MESS Splatter enemies and claim your turf as an ink-blasting Inkling in Nintendo’s ultimate mess-fest! Inkin’ awesome online battles Challenge players online in chaotic 4-on-4 turf wars and unleash squid powers to ink your way to victory. May the best mess win. See where you’ve splattered—and what to cover next—on the Wii U GamePad controller’s screen. Transform into a squid to hide in your own ink, climb up walls, and move more quickly. Use ink blasters, ink bombs, ink rollers, and squid power to cover the most territory. Take on the evil octopus army in single-player mode. Splatter octopi, solve ink puzzles, and beat bosses! Customize your Inkling with different weapons and gear, complete with unique gameplay perks. Read more ► Splatoon     Don’t Miss The Upcoming Splatoon Global Testfire – HD Gameplay Trailer If you missed the last chance to play Splatoon before its release, don’t miss the upcoming Splatoon Global Testfire, happening 5/23 from 3-4pm Pacific Daylight Time, 11-12pm Central European Time! We’ll see you there! 😀 Go ahead… Make a MESS Splatter enemies and claim your turf as an ink-blasting Inkling in Nintendo’s ultimate mess-fest! Inkin’ awesome online battles Challenge players online in chaotic 4-on-4 turf wars and unleash squid powers to ink your way to victory. May the best mess win. See where you’ve splattered—and what to cover next—on the Wii U GamePad controller’s screen. Transform into a squid to hide in your own ink, climb up walls, and move more quickly. Use ink blasters, ink bombs, ink rollers, and squid power to cover the most territory. Take on the evil octopus army in single-player mode. Splatter octopi, solve ink puzzles, and beat bosses! Customize your Inkling with different weapons and gear, complete with unique gameplay perks. Read more ► Splatoon     Splatoon – 33 Minutes of Game Modes, Battle Stages, Gear & More – HD Gameplay Trailer Check out a full 33 minutes of Splatoon goodness here now! 😀 Go ahead… Make a MESS Splatter enemies and claim your turf as an ink-blasting Inkling in Nintendo’s ultimate mess-fest! Inkin’ awesome online battles Challenge players online in chaotic 4-on-4 turf wars and unleash squid powers to ink your way to victory. May the best mess win. See where you’ve splattered—and what to cover next—on the Wii U GamePad controller’s screen. Transform into a squid to hide in your own ink, climb up walls, and move more quickly. Use ink blasters, ink bombs, ink rollers, and squid power to cover the most territory. Take on the evil octopus army in single-player mode. Splatter octopi, solve ink puzzles, and beat bosses! Customize your Inkling with different weapons and gear, complete with unique gameplay perks. Read more ► Yooka-Laylee     Ex-Rare Developers Launch Kickstarter And Reach Goal In Just 40 Minutes The creative talent behind Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country have left Rare, started their own game-development studio called Playtonic Games and launched this Kickstarter campaign to create a spiritual successor to their most cherished work from the past. Yooka-Laylee is an all-new 3D platforming adventure for consoles and PC! Our new heroes, Yooka (the green bloke with no pants) and Laylee (the wisecracking lady-bat with the big nose) were conceptualised from the ground up for stellar platforming gameplay, created by the same character artist behind the rebooted Donkey Kong family and legendary N64 heroes Banjo and Kazooie. Using an arsenal of special moves like Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s tactical sonar blast, players will explore – and expand – gorgeous 3D worlds drawn up by esteemed environment artist Steven Hurst (Banjo-Kazooie series, Viva Pinata) and through skill discover the plethora of delicious collectibles hidden within. Features: Heroes Built for Fun: Our new buddy-duo were dreamed up specifically for entertaining platforming gameplay and exceptional colour coordination. We think we’ve captured the spirit of our past heroes while introducing our most inventive moves yet. An Arsenal of Abilities: Sonar blasting, tongue whipping, sky soaring… a move roster built for platforming fun – and unlocked with added freedom. Additionally, there may or may not be a move involving a giant fart bubble. A Dream Soundtrack: David Wise (Donkey Kong Country) and Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie) combine in what’s sure to be a melodic masterpiece! Seriously, clean out your ears – they’re in for a treat. Collect-em-up 2.0: A roster of shiny collectibles with gameplay progression at their core (as well as other, more valuable materials). Every collectible type in our new game will expand gameplay in a meaningful way. Yes, we employ the man responsible for DK64’s myriad of trinkets, but we’ve had a stern word. Our main collectible, Pagies, are used to unlock and expand new worlds in Yooka-Laylee. Expandable Worlds: Experience more of the playgrounds you love by spending collectibles to expand your favourites into bigger, more challenging worlds. A Cast to Last: A huge cast of memorable characters to meet (or beat) brought to life by the art and audio teams behind Banjo-Kazooie and destined to endure in future games as part of Playtonic Universe. Expect all manner of grunts, squeaks and squawks. Introducing Play Tonics: Discover these unique gameplay modifiers and use them to customise gameplay to suit your style. Will you run faster, hit harder or fly further? Also, are they named after our studio or vice versa? We’ll never know. Arcade machines: Each world hides at least one secret arcade game encasing old-school gaming goodness. Complete its retro-tastic challenge to claim your Pagie! Read more ► Mario Kart 8 - Animal Crossing DLC     Mario Kart 8 – Animal Crossing DLC – HD Launch Trailer Get a complete overview of the full content of the second DLC pack for Mario Kart 8, drifting in on 23rd April 2015 on Wii U. Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8 – AOC Pack Includes 3 characters: Villager, Isabelle and Dry Bowser. 4 vehicles and 8 courses. Turn Your Racing Experience Upside Down! For the first time, Nintendo’s Mario Kart franchise comes to the Wii U console in full HD, introducing new racing circuit designs and anti-gravity karts that will have players driving upside down. Players will also enjoy a variety of series-favorite features, including the return of 12-player online competitive play, hang-gliders, underwater racing and motorbikes. Features: The new anti-gravity feature allows for never-imagined racing circuit designs. Players will speed through courses and find themselves suddenly racing on walls in a haunted mansion or upside-down over Princess Peach’s Castle as their wheels automatically rotate and shift into anti-gravity gear. Mario Kart TV lets players share highlight videos they submitted to Miiverse. Experience a wealth of features that span the series, including 12-player online competitive play. Elements first introduced in Mario Kart 7, such as hang gliders and underwater racing, along with elements introduced in Mario Kart Wii, such as motorbikes and performing tricks in mid-air, also make their return. Fan-favorites Waluigi and Toadette re-join the cast of familiar characters from the Mushroom Kingdom. Crisp HD graphics and a 60-frames-per-second frame rate offer players the most visually stunning entry in the series yet. Read more ► Super Smash Bros – Lucas Comes Out of Nowhere! – HD Gameplay Trailer     Super Smash Bros – Lucas Comes Out of Nowhere! – HD Gameplay Trailer WARNING! NEW CHALLENGER APPROACHING! Lucas joins the battle in Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS! Like previous games in the series, Super Smash Bros. is a competitive fighting game in which up to four players controlling various Nintendo characters fight against each other. Players use a variety of attacks to damage their opponents, increasing their damage percentage which makes them easier to knock out of the playing field. Smash Balls, items first introduced in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, make a return, allowing whoever obtains them to perform extremely powerful attacks. Assist trophies, another returning feature from Brawl, will be included, such as Skull Kid from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and a French Bulldog from Nintendogs. Like its predecessors, Super Smash Bros. will feature collectable in-game trophies based on characters or items seen in various Nintendo games. Two versions of the game will be released, one for Nintendo 3DS and the other for Wii U. The Wii U version is presented in high-definition visuals, while the Nintendo 3DS version will feature characters with black outlines, which can be toggled on and off. Both versions will include the same roster of playable characters, but the two versions will each feature exclusive stages, assist trophies, and collectables. The Nintendo 3DS version will feature those from Nintendo handheld releases while those in the Wii U version will be featured from Nintendo home console releases. The Nintendo 3DS version features an exclusive Smash Run mode, based on the City Trial mode from Kirby Air Ride, in which players navigate an open environment for stat-increasing power-ups, before facing each other in a match. Read more ► Guitar Hero: Live – HD Reveal Trailer     Guitar Hero: Live – HD Reveal Trailer One Game. Two ways to play. GH Live lets you rock real crowds with real reactions. And the second mode, GHTV, is the world’s first playable music video network with a library of hundreds of music videos you can play. Guitar Hero Live. It’s about to get real. This isn’t what it feels like to play the all new Guitar Hero — this IS the all new Guitar Hero. TAKE THE STAGE Playing music in front of a real crowd is like no other experience. With the new GH Live first-person view, YOU’LL take center stage like never before. ROCK REAL CROWDS WITH REAL REACTIONS Feel the rush of performing in a REAL band, in front of REAL crowds who react in REAL time to your performance. You’ll either win the crowd or lose them. Plus, your band mates will also let you know if you’re rocking out or need to pick it up. Fight the stage fright and bring down the house. AWESOME MUSIC. EPIC VENUES Guitar Hero Live, you’ll take the stage in a variety of venues. You’ll play in the small clubs and on the massive main stage of an outdoor festival, rocking out every step of the way. ALL PLAYABLE. ALL THE TIME GHTV is a continuous broadcast of music videos where you and your guitar controller are the star. Hundreds of videos will available at launch spanning all different genres of music, with new videos continually added to the line-up. You’ll be able to discover and play new songs all the time. WATCH WHAT YOU WANT Turning on GHTV is similar to turning on your regular TV. Pick any channel and dive right in. Don’t like what’s on? Just switch over to another channel and pop into a new song. ROCK WITH FRIENDS GHTV makes it more fun to play with your friends than ever. While one person is playing, everyone else can watch the videos. Plus, GHTV doubles as a competition. Compete in the living room or online. Or, check out the global leaderboard, and see how you stack up against fellow rock stars around the world. THE ALL-NEW GUITAR CONTROLLER – EASIER TO PLAY. HARDER TO MASTER The new Guitar Hero features the next evolution of the classic guitar. The strum bar and whammy bar provide old-school backup to the new 2×3 button layout that makes the game easier to pick up yet more challenging to master. MADE FOR ROCK STARS The guitar controller was redesigned for the best gameplay across all skill levels. The new 2×3 button layout makes it easier to play with only three buttons, or, on veteran, it starts mirrors what it’s like to play chord shapes with all six buttons, making the game easier for beginners and harder for experts. MORE REAL THAN EVER The guitar controller has been updated to reflect the new style and realism of Guitar Hero Live. NEXT LEVEL HERO POWERS Equip one of the many newly available Hero Powers, and activate by using the guitar controller tilt sensor or the newly introduced Hero Power button. ALL-NEW BUTTON LAYOUT The new 2×3 button layout creates the feeling of switching between strings and provides an enhanced experience when playing chords. RETURN OF THE WHAMMY The classic whammy bar makes a triumphant return, to help you show off your flair. CLASSIC STRUM BAR Why mess with perfection? The strum bar you know and love is back in all its glory. DIRECT ACCESS TO GHTV The GHTV Button lets you jump straight into GHTV from anywhere in the game. Guitar Hero Live is coming Fall 2015. Read more ► Splatoon     Splatoon – Ranked Battle, Battle Dojo and Amiibo – HD Gameplay Trailer Check out the new game modes and amiibo features that Nintendo are adding to their upcoming multiplayer third-person shooter: Splatoon! 😀 Go ahead… Make a MESS Splatter enemies and claim your turf as an ink-blasting Inkling in Nintendo’s ultimate mess-fest! Inkin’ awesome online battles Challenge players online in chaotic 4-on-4 turf wars and unleash squid powers to ink your way to victory. May the best mess win. See where you’ve splattered—and what to cover next—on the Wii U GamePad controller’s screen. Transform into a squid to hide in your own ink, climb up walls, and move more quickly. Use ink blasters, ink bombs, ink rollers, and squid power to cover the most territory. Take on the evil octopus army in single-player mode. Splatter octopi, solve ink puzzles, and beat bosses! Customize your Inkling with different weapons and gear, complete with unique gameplay perks. Read more ► Lego Dimensions – HD Extended Cut Announcement Video     Lego Dimensions – HD Extended Cut Announcement Video When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various LEGO worlds, different characters from DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings and The LEGO Movie are swept away. To save their friends, Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle bravely jump into the vortex and quickly find themselves fighting to save all of LEGO humanity. Let creativity be the guide to a building and gaming adventure – journey through unexpected worlds and team-up with unlikely allies on the quest to defeat the evil Lord Vortech. Play with different minifigures from different worlds together in one LEGO videogame, and use each other’s vehicles and gadgets in a way never before possible. LEGO Bad Cop driving the DeLorean Time Machine…why not?! The LEGO Ninjago Masters of Spinjitsu fighting alongside Wonder Woman…yes, please! Get ready to break the rules, because the only rule with LEGO Dimensions is that there are no rules. Key Features: An Extreme Cross-over. For the first time in any LEGO videogame, characters from a mix of some of the best brands in the universe join forces and battle in worlds outside of their own. A Dark Knight, a Wizard, and a LEGO Master Builder traveling together down the Yellow Brick Road is just the beginning… Keep Expanding. By purchasing additional expansion packs, players can grow their collection with a variety of their favorite brands to create even more crazy combinations. More Is Better. Bring up to seven minifigures, vehicles and/or gadgets into the game all at once by dropping them on the LEGO Toy Pad for the most exciting and action-filled game around. Play Alone Or With A Friend. Players can let imagination guide their solo journey or have a friend join the adventure with co-operative, drop-in/drop-out play. The Starter Pack Will Last. The LEGO Toy Pad and the videogame found in the initial Starter Pack will offer continued compatibility with future Expansion Packs for years to come. Like any LEGO building set, LEGO Dimensions is a system of play that offers continued compatibility – everything bought today or expanded with tomorrow will continue to work. Read more ► Splatoon     Nintendo Reveals New Maps For Upcoming Online Shooter Splatoon Go ahead… Make a MESS Splatter enemies and claim your turf as an ink-blasting Inkling in Nintendo’s ultimate mess-fest! Inkin’ awesome online battles Challenge players online in chaotic 4-on-4 turf wars and unleash squid powers to ink your way to victory. May the best mess win. See where you’ve splattered—and what to cover next—on the Wii U GamePad controller’s screen. Transform into a squid to hide in your own ink, climb up walls, and move more quickly. Use ink blasters, ink bombs, ink rollers, and squid power to cover the most territory. Take on the evil octopus army in single-player mode. Splatter octopi, solve ink puzzles, and beat bosses! Customize your Inkling with different weapons and gear, complete with unique gameplay perks. Read more ► Mario Kart 8     Nintendo Are Releasing Mario Kart 8 Animal Crossing DLC Early & Adding 200cc Race Class Nintendo are releasing their Mario Kart 8 Animal Crossing DLC, originally set for a May release window, later this month on April 23rd! 😀 They will also be releasing the new faster 200cc race class free for everyone who owns Mario Kart 8 on the Wii-U! Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8 – AOC Pack Includes 3 characters: Villager, Isabelle and Dry Bowser. 4 vehicles and 8 courses. Turn Your Racing Experience Upside Down! For the first time, Nintendo’s Mario Kart franchise comes to the Wii U console in full HD, introducing new racing circuit designs and anti-gravity karts that will have players driving upside down. Players will also enjoy a variety of series-favorite features, including the return of 12-player online competitive play, hang-gliders, underwater racing and motorbikes. Features: The new anti-gravity feature allows for never-imagined racing circuit designs. Players will speed through courses and find themselves suddenly racing on walls in a haunted mansion or upside-down over Princess Peach’s Castle as their wheels automatically rotate and shift into anti-gravity gear. Mario Kart TV lets players share highlight videos they submitted to Miiverse. Experience a wealth of features that span the series, including 12-player online competitive play. Elements first introduced in Mario Kart 7, such as hang gliders and underwater racing, along with elements introduced in Mario Kart Wii, such as motorbikes and performing tricks in mid-air, also make their return. Fan-favorites Waluigi and Toadette re-join the cast of familiar characters from the Mushroom Kingdom. Crisp HD graphics and a 60-frames-per-second frame rate offer players the most visually stunning entry in the series yet. Read more ► Mario Party 10     Mario Party 10 – HD Launch Trailer Roll the dice, round the board and compete against friends and family in over 70 lively minigames, where tactics, technique and even a little light-hearted treachery can help you get ahead! With so many different ways to play, the party never needs to end! Minigames No party’s complete without games, and Mario Party 10 is jam-packed with over 70 raucous new ones! Whether competing against everyone, or going toe-to-toe as teams, there’s rambunctious action in spades! Bowser crashes the latest Mario Party, the first installment of the series on the Wii U console. In the new Bowser Party mini-games, play as Bowser himself and face off against up to four others playing as Mario and friends. Control Bowser using the buttons, motion controls and touch screen of the Wii U GamePad controller in different ways, and wreak havoc as Bowser in each mini-game while the other players strive to survive. Features: Grab the GamePad and play as Bowser for the first time in the series. In Bowser Party mini-games, one player gets to be the fire-breathing Bowser as he tries to burn, bonk or blast other players away. Up to four players use Wii Remote controllers to cooperate and survive as they confront the Bowser player, who is using the Wii U GamePad. It’s four against one, and being a party pooper has never been so much fun! Control Bowser in a variety of ways with the Wii U GamePad. In Bowser’s Bad Breath, for example, the Bowser player moves the GamePad around to aim and shoot fireballs at the other players while they attempt to dodge them. Colors and textures pop off the screen as the Mario Party series leaps into high definition for the first time. Enjoy new mini-games in classic Mario Party style with up to four players. Read more ►