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Diddy Kong joins Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS roster

Diddy Kong joins Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS roster

Hot on the heels of Little Mac, Donkey Kong's industrious little buddy Diddy Kong is the latest to enter the Smash Bros arena. Game director Masahiro Sakurai said the reveal was in honor of today's Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze release, and he shared some details on how Diddy controls.

Read more: A more flexible Diddy Kong »

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Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate coming to PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate coming to PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U

After leaks, Warner Bros has officially announced an HD version of Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate. The Armature-developed game was originally released as a handheld Metroidvania adventure for Vita and 3DS. However, a new "Deluxe Edition" with HD graphics will be coming to PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC.

Watch: The announcement trailer »

"No interest for a Wii U port. If DLC is going to be held up on other Batman and Wii U titles, I ..."
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The Year of Luigi ends on March 18

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The Year of Luigi ends on March 18

The Year of Luigi is coming to a close. Nintendo first introduced the marketing concept in a Nintendo Direct one year ago. Since then, a number of Luigi-related games have come from the company, including a new Luigi's Mansion, New Super Luigi U, and Dr. Luigi. However, with the Year of Luigi also coinciding with one of the worst financial years in Nintendo's history, perhaps it's with a sigh of relief that the company has announced an end to its promotional gimmick.

Read more: Miyamoto comments »

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Wii U in 2014: games to look forward to

Wii U in 2014: games to look forward to

Nintendo has seen better days. Wii U has failed to capture the attention that its predecessor has. However, Nintendo isn't ready to give up the fight just yet--and, for that matter, neither should Wii U owners.

The "no games" argument doesn't hold particularly true for Wii U, especially with a Game of the Year-winning library. And the system will continue to get a fair share of games in 2014. While there are several more set to be announced throughout the year, here are a few known titles that will undoubtedly get fans excited about owning the system.

Read more: Lots o' games coming to the platform »

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Tengami pops up on iOS this Thursday

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Tengami pops up on iOS this Thursday

Pop-up papercraft

Japanese myths come to life

Tengami... Thursday

Indie developer Nyamyam has announced that their pop-up adventure Tengami will open its pages this Thursday on iOS.

Read more: Wii U, PC, and Mac coming this summer »

"If they keep the price of 5 dollars/euros on Wii U and PC also, then this will sell like hotcakes."
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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze review: losing a-peel

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze review: losing a-peel

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a mostly well-designed and often gorgeous platformer, with an unfortunate bout of second-finisher syndrome. While it is undoubtedly better in most respects than Donkey Kong Country Returns, that game spent its goodwill as a nostalgic throwback. Tropical Freeze is left suffering many of the same weaknesses, but without the sheen of a comeback story to set it apart.

Read more: Mostly fun, too-often frustrating »

"I had a hard time with this in the last game. You're just so far away from everything."
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New game releases of February 17-23

New game releases of February 17-23

Next week brings oodles of new games, including bug-squisher Earth Defense Force 2025, town-builder Banished, the next-gen versions of jumper Rayman, murder-y jumper Strider, ape simulator Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and an Early Access release for mankind-destroyer Plauge Inc: Evolved on PC. Oh, and a new Dreamcast game.

Read more: Our full list of next week's new releases »

"Followed Banished for so long. Excited to finally get to try it."
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Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark confirmed for 2014

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark confirmed for 2014

Update - According to Examiner (via Joystiq), Edge of Reality (Loadout) will oversee development on Rise of the Dark Spark's PC and console versions, which will effectively merge the cinematic Transformers universe with the narrative from the Cybertron series of games. The 3DS version will be developed by WayForward (DuckTales Remastered) as a strategy RPG.

Original story - It was leaked at a retailer yesterday and, indeed, it appears that Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is a reality. The game was revealed at today's NYC Toy Fair and will come from publisher Activision.

Watch: The debut trailer »

"Noooo! And linking it with the movies is a dampens my enthusiasm a little bit too."
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Stick It To The Man coming to Wii U

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Stick It To The Man coming to Wii U

The adventure game Stick It To The Man is coming to yet another platform, Swedish developer Zoink! has announced. It hit PlayStation systems in November followed by PC in December, and now it's on its way to the next logical home for such a thing: Wii U.

Read more: GamePad separates mindreading from main game »

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Report: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark leaked on retail site

Report: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark leaked on retail site

The new generations appear to be readying themselves for robots what turn into cars and jets and so on. A retailer listing briefly appeared for "Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark," slating the robots in disguise to make their first appearance on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, along with PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and 3DS.

Read more: "Perfect for veteran fans and newcomers" »

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze gets swept up in a launch trailer

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze gets swept up in a launch trailer

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze arrives next weekend and Nintendo thrown everything and the kitchen sink into one last trailer. Revealed at today's Nintendo Direct, the game's launch trailer shows off some more of the game's environments and its many, many, many obstacles, most of which will probably kill you.

Watch: Did I mention there are many obstacles? »

"Will be great but looks hard as hell again. Those rocket levels deserve a very special place in ..."
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First GBA Virtual Console games for Wii U announced

First GBA Virtual Console games for Wii U announced

Earlier this year, Nintendo confirmed that it would begin bringing Game Boy Advance games to the Wii U's eShop, enabling users to expand their game libraries with a number of classics. Today, during the company's latest Nintendo Direct special, president Satoru Iwata confirmed the first three games that will be offered, starting this April.

Read more: Bring on the classics »

"I've never played advance wars, explain to me why it's awesome."
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Bayonetta 2 trailer shows Platinum-level action

Bayonetta 2 trailer shows Platinum-level action

"Did you miss me?"

Nintendo concluded today's Nintendo Direct with an update on Bayonetta 2. Platinum's sequel received a new trailer, showing off the title character's new character design, as well as some insight into the game's narrative. Also, it features guns! Lots of guns!

Watch: The new trailer »

"Can I play it with a controller other than the giant misshapen tablet? That thing is ..."
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Mario Kart 8 coming May 30

Mario Kart 8 coming May 30

Nintendo announced today during its Nintendo Direct presentation that Mario Kart 8 is coming on May 30. Accompanying the announcement was a new trailer showing off several new characters: Bowser's long-neglected Koopa kids.

Watch: Koopa kids take to their karts »

"Summer will be so much full of laughter and fun because of this and Kirby. Oh YES!"
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NES Remix 2 brings more nostalgic mixes on April 25

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NES Remix 2 brings more nostalgic mixes on April 25

NES Remix is about to get a new partner release. NES Remix 2 will feature all-new challenges from a whole new stack of games, ranging from 8-bit classics like Metroid, Kid Icarus, and Punch-Out. Like its predecessor, NES Remix 2 will also feature a number of remixed challenges. It will also feature a mode called Super Luigi Bros., based on a challenge from the first NES Remix.

Watch: The Nintendo Direct announcement »

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