Mario Kart 8: Racing Forward

Author: Logan Plant
Categories: News, Wii U

Two years ago today, the next installment in one of Nintendo’s best selling franchises was released; Mario Kart 8. While I am always excited for a new Mario Kart game, I had no idea how much Mario Kart 8 would revolutionize the the franchise, cementing itself as my favorite kart…

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Hong Kong Pokémon fans protest Mandarin name changes

Author: Bryan Finch
Categories: 3DS, News

Protesters gathered to march the morning of May 30 in Hong Kong to march to the Japanese Consulate to protest… Pokémon. According to the announcement video released by Nintendo back in February, Pokémon Sun and Moon will release in nine languages worldwide, including simplified and traditional Chinese. These languages, however,…

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Kirby's Dream Land: A star is born

Categories: News, Retro

Back in the early ‘90s, Masahiro Sakurai, who at the time was working at HAL Laboratory, was tasked with creating a new Game Boy game in which players of all ages and skill levels could enjoy and complete. During production and testing, a portly, bulbous blob named Popopo was hastily…

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VizMedia to localize the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess manga

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: News

Over the past few decades Akira Himekawa – a pseudonym for two anonymous female mangaka – has worked on many successful manga adaptations of games in the Legend of Zelda series. Unfortunately, their last major undertaking was Phantom Hourglass in 2009, although a small Skyward Sword prequel from the duo…

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New weapons coming to Splatoon on June 7th

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: News, Wii U

Nintendo of America just announced on Twitter that eight new weapons will be added to Splatoon on June 7th to commemorate the game’s first anniversary. Among the weapons shown in the promo are a new Aerospray and a new N-ZAP. Nintendo Inquirer has also joined in on the celebration by…

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Squid Sisters album, new Splatoon merchandise announced

Categories: News, Wii U

Just in time for the one-year anniversary of Splatoon’s launch in Japan, both a Squid Sisters CD and some fresh, new merchandise have been announced for release overseas. “Splatoon Live in Makuhari” will include every track originally performed at January’s live concert event, as well as two new songs: “Tokimeki…

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Splatoon one year later

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: News, Wii U

One year ago today, Splatoon was released, to critical acclaim, on the Wii U. With one year of Splatoon experience under my belt, I’m just going to come right out and say it: Splatoon is the best game that Nintendo released on the Wii U. In an industry where shooters…

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