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Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle set to land May 30

Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle set to land May 30

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.

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Watch Dogs coming to Wii U this Fall

Watch Dogs coming to Wii U this Fall

Gamers all around the world are looking forward to the launch of the game Watch Dogs. We knew that the title was coming to the Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One game consoles for a while. The game is also going to be available for PC gamers. Not long ago the minimum and recommended specs for PCs were released. Ubisoft had stated that the Watch Dogs game was coming to the Wii U, but that game was later delayed.

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GBA games hit Wii U and 3DS: here’s the first wave

GBA games hit Wii U and 3DS: here’s the first wave

There’s a whole new (old) wave of games coming to Nintendo’s current collection of modern consoles. Both the GameBoy Advance and the Wii U will be getting a set of games throughout April, starting this week with Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Metroid Fusion, and Advance Wars. If you’ve played the last on that list of games, you know why the full collection of GameBoy Advance titles has been long awaited on a Nintendo digital front.

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Mario Kart 8 gets new items, characters, and tracks

Mario Kart 8 gets new items, characters, and tracks

One of the most anticipated games for the Nintendo Wii U since that console launched is Mario Kart 8. The racing game has been a mainstay for Nintendo consoles for years. Mario Kart 8 will be a Wii U exclusive and Nintendo is offering some details on new features that will be seen in the game. Mario Kart 8 is set to launch on May 30.

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Five Nintendo GBA game trailers for the Wii U virtual console are out

Five Nintendo GBA game trailers for the Wii U virtual console are out

A few days ago, we mentioned that the Nintendo Wii U game console would be getting several new games for the virtual console that originated on the Nintendo Game Boy Advance portable console. Eight titles will be coming starting on April 3. All of the games will be available for gamers that want some retro action in North America and Europe.

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Wii U Virtual Console gets Game Boy Advanced titles next month

Wii U Virtual Console gets Game Boy Advanced titles next month

Wii U owners will soon have access to several Game Boy Advanced titles on the Virtual Console, as well as the beloved NES game Super Mario Bros. 3, which will also be coming to the Nintendo 3DS. The games will be released in the Nintendo eShop throughout next month, starting on April 3.

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Redbox to offer next-gen console games next month

Redbox to offer next-gen console games next month

Redbox, the red movie-dispensing machines that can be found in many stores across the nation, will soon be offering games for the next-generation gaming consoles, if a Coming Soon page recently spotted by a NeoGAF user is any indication. Starting next month, gamers will be able to rent discs for the Wii U, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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Nintendo Health business: breaking off to improve your quality of life

Nintendo Health business: breaking off to improve your quality of life

Back when Nintendo started manufacturing playing cards 125 years ago, its creators could hardly have imagined the size the company would have achieved here in our present. As many things have changed since the company arrived, inside the gaming industry as well as without, Nintendo has suggested today that they’ll be initiating a new business that will further address their expanded definition of entertainment.

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze hits Wii U February 21

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze hits Wii U February 21

Nintendo has several iconic characters in the video game world that have been around since the early days of gaming. These are characters like Mario and Donkey Kong. Any child of the 80's will probably remember playing Donkey Kong in the arcade and hating that ape more often than not.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U adds Little Mac to roster

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U adds Little Mac to roster

In its latest Nintendo Direct video, Nintendo has announced an addition to Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U: Little Mac, the green-clad dashing boxer from Punch-Out!!. This will be his debut in a Super Smash Bros. game, which will arrive in the eShop at an unspecified time this year.

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Nintendo’s fix for failing sales may be more hardware

Nintendo’s fix for failing sales may be more hardware

Nintendo is betting on closer development of the Wii U console with its replacement for the 3DS, including faster cross-platform game coding, to turn the company around, with no plans to license characters like Mario out to third-party titles. The strategy for the next-gen handheld is to use Nintendo's newly-combined home and handheld development teams and harmonize the architecture of each, making them "like brothers in a family of systems" CEO Satoru Iwata suggested. In fact, that "family" could end up growing significantly as a result, he predicts.

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past ported to Wii U

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past ported to Wii U

There was a time when Nintendo made the most popular game consoles on the market. Back in the 80's the Nintendo was the console to have on one of the most popular games on the old school console was The Legend of Zelda. Nintendo has done a decent job of bringing those popular old school games back to the Wii U as downloadable titles.

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