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Nintendo “NX” console coming 2016 with “brand new concept”

Nintendo “NX” console coming 2016 with “brand new concept”

Nintendo might finally be taking its fans', and detractors', wishes to heart. The embattled gaming giant, long accused of being slow moving and more risk averse than its industry rivals, might have finally gotten the courage to get out of its shell. It just announced its partnership with game maker DeNA to bring its IP to mobile devices, something radical for Nintendo. Now it is hinting at its next gen console, codenamed NX, coming next year, which might also be something unexpected from the company.

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Play Bayonetta for free, in your browser and in 16-bit 2D

Play Bayonetta for free, in your browser and in 16-bit 2D

Wouldn't it be grand if you could play your favorite gaming title for free and available anywhere you are? Bayonetta developers Platinum Games might be yielding to that desire with the launch of a new game from the Bayonetta franchise. But there are a few catches. First, it's only really a mini-game that you can probably finish in a few minutes or so. Second, you can indeed play it anywhere, but only inside a browser. And third, you'll have to stomach the fact it is a 16-bit 2D "side-scrolling" game.

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Wii U full-sized original Wii games launching this month

Wii U full-sized original Wii games launching this month

Starting immediately, Nintendo is releasing several of the most classic of original Wii games to the Wii U. They'll be doing this with full-sized releases of said games, starting with Super Mario Galaxy 2 - available right this minute. Starting on the 22nd of January you'll be able to roll with "Punch-Out!!", then on the 29th of January you'll find the Metroid Prime Trilogy hitting the Wii U in original Wii format. At this time it's not entirely clear how high-quality the delivery of these games will be - hopefully ready for slightly larger screens than the original Wii was prepped for.

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Wii U 2 in the works: just as it should be

Wii U 2 in the works: just as it should be

Today you're going to see more than a few stories on how Nintendo is working on their next console release. This would appear at first to be big news - wow, another Wii, coming your way soon! But in fact, the source of this news is none other than a relatively tiny mention by Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata. In an interview earlier this month, Iwata speaks about the next console in line for Nintendo and some features he's hoping it'll have. Nothing too massive - and nothing that'll be released in the immediate future.

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Miyamoto: Nintendo already conceptualizing new hardware

Miyamoto: Nintendo already conceptualizing new hardware

When will you see the next Nintendo console? That’s anyone’s guess, but Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed Nintendo is in the early stages of planning for their next hardware offerings. Speaking to the Associated Press, Miyamoto said Nintendo is working on “new ideas” for their next hardware offering, but are remaining committed to the Wii U. Miyamoto also suggested the next time we see Mario could be on new hardware, a move he likened to Mickey Mouse and new animation techniques.

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Mario Maker lets you change the game on the fly

Mario Maker lets you change the game on the fly

Almost every game developer, at one point in their early lives, tried recreating the classic Mario game in one form or another. Last June, Nintendo made a surprise move by revealing Mario Maker, a Wii U exclusive that actually let you do exactly that, no programming required. At the Game Awards over the weekend, Nintendo stepped it up a notch and wowed would be game designers and gamers alike with a new trailer that shows the full power of Mario Maker's interface, letting you change Mario's world even as you play.

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Super Smash Bros Wii U debut: watch real gameplay now

Super Smash Bros Wii U debut: watch real gameplay now

Today Nintendo released Super Smash Bros for Wii U, the fifth installment in the series and close companion to Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS. While the video game streaming service Twitch is not native to the Wii U, several means of transmission allow the game to be streamed by 3rd parties. As such, supposing the reviews you've read so far weren't enough to convince you to check this game out, today we're tapping in to some of the most active streams available to the public. Watch as the Smash action unfolds right this instant.

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Wii U’s five games that’ll make you happy you roll with Nintendo

Wii U’s five games that’ll make you happy you roll with Nintendo

Nintendo appears very much to be aiming all efforts for a resurgence at the holiday season, and with big hits - proven hits - like Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart, they may well be in for some heavy business. The Wii U hasn't been selling at nearly so high a rate as either the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One over the past year - this console was released all the way back in the fourth quarter of 2012, after all - so why would someone want to buy a new Wii U right this minute? Games!

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Watch Dogs released on Wii U at long last

Watch Dogs released on Wii U at long last

As of this week, Watch Dogs is available for Wii U. This is after the initial delay of the game for all platforms, word that the game would never get to Wii U, and a final - normal - release of the game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This release for Wii U may very well be Ubisoft's last port of an adult-aimed game for Nintendo systems as they've previously mentioned they'd not be bringing Assassin's Creed: Unity to the Wii U or any other Nintendo system through the future.

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Smash Bros Wii U release set for November 21st

Smash Bros Wii U release set for November 21st

Timed right on top of the holiday season this year is Super Smash Bros for Wii U on November 21st, 2014. This release comes weeks after Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS, a game that was released on the 3rd of October. Despite having only been released this past weekend, Nintendo reports that they’ve already sold more than 2.8 million units of Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS worldwide. Nintendo also suggests that - in no small part due to Smash Bros - they’re set to have a strong holiday season.

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