Nintendo Archive

Rumour: Nintendo working on three new franchises for the Wii U?

A rumour sprung up that Nintendo have at least three brand-new franchises in development for the Wii U, by a number of different studios. As great as Nintendo’s tried-and-true properties like Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Kirby are, they do receive quite a bit of flack for constantly “rehashing” their games from year to year. […]

Nintendo beefed up the Wii U to run Unreal Engine 4?

Today’s most interesting Wii U rumour is that Nintendo have tweaked the console’s specs to make it capable of running Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4, which will likely see increasing use by developers in the coming years. The rumour originates from NeoGAF user BlackNMild2k1, who claims that the information comes from a friend of a […]

Pachter: “Nintendo is in disarray”

Love him or hate him, Michael Pachter has been sharing more thoughts on Nintendo’s handling of the Wii U. During his keynote at the Ayzenburg A-list Summit 2012, Pachter mentioned that he believes that Nintendo have “blown it” by not telling people what the price is going to be and that Nintendo have to launch […]

Nintendo Network to feature competitions and user communication

Iwata revealed that they’re going to focus on establishing Nintendo Network not only as a service for playing online, but also for communicating with other users and holding competitions. Unlike Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, which has been focused upon specific functionalities and concepts, we are aiming to establish a platform where various services available through the […]

Nintendo Network will feature personal accounts on the Wii U

One of the great many criticisms that have been levied against the Wii, DS, and 3DS is the complete lack of online user accounts. This meant that all of a game’s records and multiplayer data (not to mention digital purchases) were tied to the console – family members sharing one system would be forced to […]

The Wii U might have full, downloadable retail games

Downloadable retail games have been gaining popularity in recent years, with services like Steam, Xbox Live, and PlayStation Network offering the ability to get your hands on a new title without ever leaving your home. According to Iwata, such a distribution channel has already been implemented in the 3DS and will also be part of […]

The Wii U controller features Near Field Communication technology

Lots of news came out of Nintendo’s investor relations meeting today, one of which was the inclusion of “Near Field Communication” technology (NFC for short) in the Wii U’s controller. NFC is a technology that facilitates communication between electronic devices when they are physically near one another. Travel cards, credit cards, and even some cell […]

Nintendo to rename the Wii U?

CVG have caught wind of a rather interesting rumour – and one that I personally hope is true. “Serious discussions” are apparently being held between Nintendo’s higher-ups over the Wii U’s name, debating whether it will be strong enough to differentiate the console from its predecessor. I don’t think anyone can blame Nintendo for wanting […]

The Wii U will launch in time for the holidays

Nintendo held their quarterly investor relations meeting this morning, during which Iwata revealed that the Wii U would launch worldwide just in time for the so-called holiday rush – the weeks leading up to Christmas during which potential consumers are most likely to lay down the cash for big-ticket electronics. This isn’t a major change […] redirects to

Nintendo have registered a new domain,, which redirects to their main website at One of the rumours surrounding the 3DS’s (and possibly Wii U’s) new online service is that a website will be available from which one will be able to manage their Nintendo Network account. Nintendo might be planning to use this […]