It would appear that Nintendo has returned to glory. Speaking up with a wide variety of unexpected announcements this year at E3 2014, Nintendo brought packed heat. If the company’s goal was to prove Family-friendly Nay-sayers wrong with titles and updates focused on all-ages in the face of their opponents, they’ve done so with flying colors. Nintendo presented nothing less than a full win.
It’s time for DIY Mario Bros with Mario Maker - the first make-your-own Mario game ever created by Nintendo. This game follows the trend amongst DIY-enthusiasts around the world hoping to make their own video games in the wild - here you’ll be able to make your own Mario-themed levels straight from your own Wii U.
In case you forgot to mark your calendar, Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U is set to arrive tomorrow, and with it will come the introduction of anti-gravity racing, giving gamers the ability to eschew the pesky effects of gravity on "some of the most creative and mind-blowing track designs the series has ever seen."
When you think of Oculus Rift, the virtual reality simulator headset, next-generation games immediately come to mind. Now for developer Chadtronic. Instead, he’s gone back into the archives, making clear that he’ll not rest until his favorite games from the past 30 years are fully prepared for out full VR enjoyment.
There’s been little positive in the way of Nintendo hardware today as the company reports slowing sales on both their handheld 3DS and the Wii U. Speaking up on sales of the Wii U - on sale since November of 2012 - Nintendo made clear they’ve sold a total of 6.17 million units.
Mario Kart, among the best franchises Nintendo has of late, is getting ready to make a big splash on Wii U. To celebrate, Nintendo will be introducing a Wii U Mario Kart 8 bundle, which comes with a free download for one digital title from Nintendo’s eShop. Along with Mario Kart TV and a slew of new items, racers, and levels, players can now be totally immersed in Mario Kart.
Will it - won’t it, that is the question being asked by several confused Mario Kart fans. The core of confusion is related to the release date of Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8 for Wii U. While the officials at Nintendo are sticking to their May 30th 2014 release date stand, the Amazon page states two to four weeks shipping instead.
Nintendo has pushed word this week that they'll be continuing to create the Nintendo 3DS XL with an interesting twist: Mario and Luigi up top! This machine works the same as the original Nintendo 3DS XL, but in this case you'll find Mario and Luigi peering around the sides of the box and rolling through inside the machine itself as well. This design change will only exist in a special bundle package with a name reflecting the gold.
The smallest of the higher-end gaming consoles has been revealed to be approaching the United States just in time for the holidays: the Wii Mini, complete with Mario Kart. This little beast works with a cut-down collection of abilities that were once only available on the original Wii. Here you're not able to connect to the internet - and therefor wont be able to access the digital library of Wii and GameCube games available to the larger - but everything else is ready to roll.