News items tagged with wii u

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild exceeds lofty expectations on the Nintendo Switch, cementing it as one of the best installments in the beloved series to-date.

By Riley Little on 04 March 2017
Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Everything We Know So Far

Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Everything We Know So Far

Updated 1/14/2017 Here’s everything we know so far about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the open world Zelda game for Wii U and Nintendo Switch set to release in 2017. The Legend of Zelda:...

By Dalton Cooper on 04 January 2017
Nintendo Reveals the Top Selling 3DS and Wii U Games

Nintendo Reveals the Top Selling 3DS and Wii U Games

Nintendo announces updated sales figures for Wii U and 3DS software, revealing the top 10 best selling games for each system, and proving Mario is still a money maker. In Nintendo’s latest...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 October 2016
Nintendo: Wii U and Amiibo Sales Dropping

Nintendo: Wii U and Amiibo Sales Dropping

In Nintendo’s latest financial earnings report, the company reveals that the Wii U continues to struggle in sales, but 3DS is enjoying a sales bump thanks to Pokemon GO. It’s no secret that...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 October 2016
Paper Mario: Color Splash Review

Paper Mario: Color Splash Review

Paper Mario: Color Splash is the best looking installment in the series, offering the most immersive world to-date. Still, its battle system suffers in a misguided bid to innovate. One of...

By Riley Little on 20 October 2016
Mario Kart & Splatoon to Get New Content on Switch?

Mario Kart & Splatoon to Get New Content on Switch?

With Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon apparently appearing in the Nintendo Switch reveal trailer, there’s evidence the Wii U games will have new content on the Switch. Nintendo fans had a lot to b...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 October 2016
A Pokemon and Fire Emblem Crossover Almost Happened

A Pokemon and Fire Emblem Crossover Almost Happened

In a new interview with the creative heads behind Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE it’s revealed that the team initially wanted to cross Fire Emblem over with the ever-popular Pokemon. Crossovers...

By Riley Little on 25 August 2016
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Review

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Review

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash is a barebones installment of a beloved franchise on Wii U that leaves gamers with very little to do outside of a few traditional game modes.

By Riley Little on 24 April 2016
Staff Picks: Noteworthy Games of 2015

Staff Picks: Noteworthy Games of 2015

A number of Game Rant writers give their personal takes on worthwhile games released in 2015 that manage to stand out amongst a sea of blockbuster releases.

By Riley Little on 24 April 2016
Just Cause 3 and the Open World Blues

Just Cause 3 and the Open World Blues

Even after releasing just last week, the thrilling adventure I was expecting to have with Just Cause 3 just ended up being a sense of open world fatigue.

By Derek Nichols on 14 April 2016
Mario Tennis Ultra Smash Trailer

Mario Tennis Ultra Smash Trailer

In a trailer revealed at Nintendo’s Digital Event for E3 2015, the company shows off gameplay footage of their mascot serving aces in ‘Mario Tennis Ultra Smash’ for the Wii U.

By Kyle Sledge on 24 April 2015
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Gets a Release Date

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Gets a Release Date

Nintendo announces the release date for Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, setting the game to arrive later this November – with brand new characters making their debut.

By Riley Little on 24 April 2015
Game Ranter Banter: Final Fantasy, Smash Bros. and More

Game Ranter Banter: Final Fantasy, Smash Bros. and More

Five writers give their take on Super Smash Bros. DLC, WWE 2K16’s lack of female wrestlers, Square Enix’s Western appeal, betas, and TellTale’s sporadic release schedule.

By Riley Little on 19 April 2015
Reggie Responds To Metroid Prime Federation Force Negativity

Reggie Responds To Metroid Prime Federation Force Negativity

Nintendo knows that fans are unhappy about Metroid: Federation Force and asks the community to keep the faith and trust that the game will be something special.

By Derek Nichols on 02 April 2015
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Announced

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Announced

As one of the more popular franchises at Nintendo’s disposal, Animal Crossing has given itself a reputation for receiving an installment on every platform the company releases, and it has been that...

By Riley Little on 25 February 2015
Xenoblade Chronicles X Review

Xenoblade Chronicles X Review

Nintendo’s latest Wii U blockbuster, Xenoblade Chronicles X, is massive, beautiful, and well worth checking out for anyone that currently owns the console. After a massive petition kickstarted Xenobl...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Why Most People Will Never Become Great At a Video Game

Why Most People Will Never Become Great At a Video Game

Although multitasking is a great skill to have, it is often the aspect of a gamer’s personality that holds them back from reaching the top tier of competitive play. The vast majority of gamers fall i...

By Denny Connolly on 30 November -1
How Nintendo Should Handle Smash Bros. on NX

How Nintendo Should Handle Smash Bros. on NX

In the wake of news pertaining to the final DLC for the ever-popular Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS, one editor gives his take on the next core installment. As one of the biggest franchises at Ninte...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
The Digital Age Ruined Christmas

The Digital Age Ruined Christmas

While the evolution of the video game industry has made most things more convenient rather than less, one writer has an issue with digital content during the holiday season. The digital age in video...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Smash Bros: Control 8 Characters With One Controller

Smash Bros: Control 8 Characters With One Controller

Reddit user Gluetendo discovers a way to control 8 Smash Bros. characters from one controller, allowing players to remove the CPU from their game entirely. Since the arrival of Super Smash Bros. for...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Disney Infinity is Now the Top Toys-to-Life Game

Disney Infinity is Now the Top Toys-to-Life Game

Reports indicate that Disney Infinity 3.0 is now the most popular toys-to-life video game, with its Star Wars content helping the game pull ahead of Skylanders. About five years ago, Toys for Bob int...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Xenoblade Chronicles X Interview

Xenoblade Chronicles X Interview

We sat down to chat with Nintendo Treehouse’s Demetrius Boggs about Xenoblade Chronicles X, Super Smash Bros., and Nintendo’s decision to localize this game. As many gamers are well aware, Nintendo’s...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Toys-to-Life Games Are More Than A Trend

Toys-to-Life Games Are More Than A Trend

After two years of shaking my head at the toys-to-life genre and calling it a fad, Disney Infinity 3.0 and Lego Dimensions have finally converted me to the dark side. From the 1989’s Nintendo Power G...

By Denny Connolly on 30 November -1
Guitar Hero Live Review

Guitar Hero Live Review

Guitar Hero Live rejuvenates a tired franchise from top to bottom, making broad changes to its gameplay and presentation that largely work for the better. This year has seen plastic instruments come...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
Guitar Hero Live: New Songs

Guitar Hero Live: New Songs

When Guitar Hero first released for the PlayStation 2 back in 2005, it was a humble little game with a wacky plastic guitar. In a world of first person shooters and platforming games, Guitar Hero w...

By Evan Hopkins on 30 November -1
Guitar Hero Live (Behind the Scenes)

Guitar Hero Live (Behind the Scenes)

Ultimately, Guitar Hero’s success wasn’t due to its frenetic gameplay or its expertly curated track list; in the end, everything really comes down to that little plastic guitar. Sure, Harmonix (and...

By Christopher Gates on 30 November -1
Guitar Hero Live Hands-On Impressions

Guitar Hero Live Hands-On Impressions

Guitar Hero might be back, but Guitar Hero Live isn’t the game people remember. Sure, the basic concept is the same: players accompany pre-recorded music on a plastic guitar, hitting buttons to mat...

By Christopher Gates on 30 November -1
Franchise Pacing is Stupidly Important in Gaming

Franchise Pacing is Stupidly Important in Gaming

As gamers are bombarded with existing franchise installments year after year, one author reflects on how important it is for companies to pace their annual releases. Anytime I think about the gaming...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
LEGO Marvel's Avengers Free PlayStation DLC

LEGO Marvel's Avengers Free PlayStation DLC

Traveller’s Tales reveals that the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of LEGO Marvel’s Avengers will enjoy two free DLC packs based on Marvel films. LEGO fans have been waiting a long time for ...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Video Game Protagonists Need to Stop Cheating Death

Video Game Protagonists Need to Stop Cheating Death

Naughty Dog made headlines recently for hinting at the possible demise of Uncharted hero Nathan Drake, leading one writer to ponder why more developers don’t kill off their protagonists. Letting go o...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Why 2016 Will Be the Year of Pokemon

Why 2016 Will Be the Year of Pokemon

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the original Pokemon games. Here’s why I believe it’s going to be the best year ever to be a Pokemon fan. Pokemon is a franchise that refuses to quit...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Nintendo's Amiibo Need Their Own Skylanders-Like Game

Nintendo's Amiibo Need Their Own Skylanders-Like Game

One editor gives his take on Nintendo’s amiibo figurines and how they are currently being under-utilized by the company, suggesting they find a better purpose. Let me preface this whole thing by sayi...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Just Dance 2016 Uses Smartphone Instead of Camera

Just Dance 2016 Uses Smartphone Instead of Camera

Not to be outdone by their competitors, Ubisoft has used their Aisha Tyler-helmed E3 2015 Press Conference to show off a robust line of games geared more toward mature gamers, such as the cheekily-t...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Gameplay Change

Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Gameplay Change

The most recent issue of Famitsu reveals that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will feature a gameplay change besides the added amiibo support. While fans wait patiently for the new Legend o...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Nintendo Will Release NX Portable Version in 2016

Nintendo Will Release NX Portable Version in 2016

The latest Nintendo NX reports suggest that an affordable handheld component is set to launch in November 2016 and the home console will follow in 2017. Nintendo may not be ready to reveal any detail...

By Denny Connolly on 30 November -1
Three New Pokemon Join Pokken Tournament Roster

Three New Pokemon Join Pokken Tournament Roster

With anticipation building for the reveal of a new playable character in Pokken Tournament, Japanese gaming mag CoroCoro reveals three more Pokemon set to join the fray. Nintendo has wasted little ti...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Rumor: New Paper Mario Set to be Announced For Wii U

Rumor: New Paper Mario Set to be Announced For Wii U

Word from several reliable sources within the gaming industry is that Nintendo is currently localizing and testing a brand new Paper Mario game for its Wii U console. As rumors pertaining to Nintendo...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
More Games Should Have Split-Screen

More Games Should Have Split-Screen

With ARK: Survival Evolved bringing split-screen gameplay to the Xbox One, one writer discusses whether it’s time for split-screen multiplayer to make a return. The premise of ARK: Survival Evolved f...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
New Pokemon Joining Pokken Tournament Roster Next Week

New Pokemon Joining Pokken Tournament Roster Next Week

Nintendo teases the addition of a brand new fighter for its upcoming Pokemon fighting game, Pokken Tournament, by confirming that the new character will be revealed next week. With the 20th anniversa...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Twilight Princess HD Wolf Link Amiibo Dungeon

Twilight Princess HD Wolf Link Amiibo Dungeon

Leaked information from Amazon France reveals the functionality of amiibo in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, with the Wolf Link amiibo unlocking a new dungeon. When Nintendo confirmed the...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Unreal Engine Remake

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Unreal Engine Remake

Popular creator and YouTuber CryZENx recreates the Temple of Time from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time by utilizing the power of Unreal Engine 4. About four months ago, a dedicated fan of The Le...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Best Local Multiplayer Games on Current Gen Systems

Best Local Multiplayer Games on Current Gen Systems

While local multiplayer may not be as prevalent as it once was, there’s still plenty of great local multiplayer games available on PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U. The last generation of gaming saw an unfor...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
The Final Splatoon DLC Weapon Is Available Today

The Final Splatoon DLC Weapon Is Available Today

Nintendo announces that a new weapon called the Custom Hydra Splatling is arriving for Splatoon later today and is also the last gun the company is adding to the game. Nintendo has a history of surpr...

By Derek Nichols on 30 November -1
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Officially Announced

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Officially Announced

Warner Bros. announces the development of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, featuring Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, BB-8, Poe, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and more. The news was leaked earlier this morning, but War...

By Rory Young on 30 November -1
Birdo and Excitebike Join Super Mario Maker This Week

Birdo and Excitebike Join Super Mario Maker This Week

Nintendo releases a pair of new trailers for Super Mario Maker, giving fans a look at the Birdo and Excitebike costumes in action before they become available later this week. Nintendo has released a...

By Derek Nichols on 30 November -1
Chandelure is Latest Pokemon to Join Pokken Tournament

Chandelure is Latest Pokemon to Join Pokken Tournament

After plenty of teasing and fan speculation, Nintendo reveals that Chandelure is the latest surprising addition to the Pokemon fighting game, Pokken Tournament. It finally happened. Nintendo has, at...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Opinion: Exclusives Don't Really Matter Anymore

Opinion: Exclusives Don't Really Matter Anymore

In the wake of Quantum Break launching across both the Xbox One and PC, one editor has started noticing that exclusivity isn’t necessarily essential for companies anymore. As long as there have been...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Opinion: The Video Game Review Scale Has Problems

Opinion: The Video Game Review Scale Has Problems

One editor talks about the current scale in which video games are rated, and how many reviewers opt to limit scores based on the norms of the industry. Let me preface this entire piece with the fact...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Amiibo Are Killing My Enthusiasm for Nintendo

Amiibo Are Killing My Enthusiasm for Nintendo

Amiibo are the NFC figures that Nintendo has made a fortune on since their release in 2014. However, one writer thinks amiibo are negatively impacting the Big N’s games. My all-time favorite Zelda ga...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Top Selling Amiibo Around the World in 2015 Revealed

Top Selling Amiibo Around the World in 2015 Revealed

Nintendo releases statistics detailing the best-selling amiibo throughout the world, allowing people to see which of the figures are the most popular. The introduction of amiibo by Nintendo in 2014 w...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Pokken Tournament Lands Release Date

Pokken Tournament Lands Release Date

Nintendo allows gamers to catch a glimpse at the release date for the much anticipated Pokemon fighting game, Pokken Tournament, which is set to hit Wii U in March. Nintendo hasn’t exactly become the...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Did Disney Infinity Reveal a Force Awakens Secret?

Did Disney Infinity Reveal a Force Awakens Secret?

A gameplay clip from Disney Infinity 3.0 possibly reveals a spoiler regarding the origins and backstory of the character Rey from J.J. Abrams’ film The Force Awakens. WARNING! SPOILERS FROM STAR WARS...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Game Ranter Banter: Destiny, Call of Duty and More

Game Ranter Banter: Destiny, Call of Duty and More

Five writers give their take on Destiny’s multiplayer requirements, Metal Gear’s insurance, cookie-cutter shooters, Nintendo’s next console, and microtransactions. Welcome to the Game Ranter Banter,...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Wii U Sales Have Passed 12 Million Units Worldwide

Wii U Sales Have Passed 12 Million Units Worldwide

Nintendo reveals its Q3 financials, announcing the sales numbers for the Wii U, 3DS, amiibo figures, as well as games such as Super Mario Maker and Splatoon. In the past, Nintendo has struggled to ma...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Super Mario Maker Getting Original Starter Pokemon

Super Mario Maker Getting Original Starter Pokemon

Nintendo releases a brand new trailer revealing that the ever-popular Pokemon trio of Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur will be arriving as costumes in Super Mario Maker. As many Pokemon aficionado...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Luigi Does Nothing, Beats Every Smash Bros. DLC Fighter

Luigi Does Nothing, Beats Every Smash Bros. DLC Fighter

A new video has surfaced that features Luigi beating every single one of the downloadable fighters in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U by doing absolutely nothing. Despite being helmed as the overshadowed...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Additional Backstory

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Additional Backstory

TT Fusion announces that LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will have additional story information that wasn’t present in the actual Force Awakens film. When one considers that the original LEGO Star...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Game Delays Need to Stop in 2016

Game Delays Need to Stop in 2016

The last couple years have seen numerous games delayed as developers scramble to complete upcoming titles. I sincerely hope we see an end to this practice in 2016. Over the last couple years, there’s...

By Boston Blake on 30 November -1
Yooka-Laylee Adds Former Rare Designer

Yooka-Laylee Adds Former Rare Designer

Kev Bayliss, a former Rare designer that worked on games like Donkey Kong Country and Killer Instinct, joins Playtonic Games to help develop Yooka-Laylee. If the wildly successful Kickstarter campaig...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Nintendo Adds Pigeon Costume To Super Mario Maker

Nintendo Adds Pigeon Costume To Super Mario Maker

Nintendo continues to release free mystery mushroom costumes for Super Mario Maker as the latest event course lets players unlock a new one for Yamamura the Pigeon. One of the more interesting featur...

By Derek Nichols on 30 November -1
Rumor: Mother 3 Coming to Wii U

Rumor: Mother 3 Coming to Wii U

Rumors suggest Nintendo plans to release the English language version of Mother 3 on the Wii U’s Virtual Console in celebration of the game’s 10th anniversary. When quirky little SNES RPG Earthbound...

By Evan Hopkins on 30 November -1
Rumor: New Smash Bros. Set To Launch With Nintendo NX

Rumor: New Smash Bros. Set To Launch With Nintendo NX

A consultant for Katan Games Ltd. reports that Bandai Namco is allegedly hard at work on a new Super Smash Bros. title for Nintendo’s mysterious NX console. As one of the largest properties at Ninten...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Pokken Tournament: New Trailer Tells Fans to Get Ready

Pokken Tournament: New Trailer Tells Fans to Get Ready

The Pokemon Company releases a brand new trailer in preparation for the release of Pokken Tournament, showing off some of the playable Pokemon in the process. 2016 is looking to be an exciting year f...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Pokken Tournament: No DLC Planned For Pokemon Fighter

Pokken Tournament: No DLC Planned For Pokemon Fighter

Nintendo issues a statement in Japan confirming that there currently aren’t any plans to release downloadable content for its upcoming Pokemon fighter, Pokken Tournament. As one of the more anticipat...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Super Smash Bros. Bayonetta and Corrin DLC Release Date

Super Smash Bros. Bayonetta and Corrin DLC Release Date

Nintendo announces the official release date of Bayonetta, Corrin, and the sixth wave of Mii Fighter costumes coming to Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U. Nintendo has officially announced the rele...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Nintendo Reveals A Brand New Pokemon Called Magiana

Nintendo Reveals A Brand New Pokemon Called Magiana

Nintendo announces a brand new Pokemon named Magiana through Japanese gaming magazine CoroCoro, where it’s revealed that the creature is a man-made monster. As a Pokemon Master, the challenge of catc...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Pokkén Tournament Supports Every Amiibo

Pokkén Tournament Supports Every Amiibo

The Pokémon Company’s and Bandai Namco’s forthcoming fighting game, Pokkén Tournament, provides support for every amiibo that’s currently on the market. According to a listing on Nintendo’s official...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Review

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Review

Nintendo’s latest high-definition port is arriving in the form of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, but is it worth checking out or better left on its original consoles? There’s no question...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Nintendo Tried to Make A Transforming Arwing Amiibo

Nintendo Tried to Make A Transforming Arwing Amiibo

Nintendo says the company tried to create an Arwing amiibo that would have launched with Star Fox Zero, but despite numerous tries they weren’t able to complete it. The original concept for an Arwing...

By Weston Albert on 30 November -1
Games With An Established Formula Aren't Evil

Games With An Established Formula Aren't Evil

In a year that will see some high profile releases from beloved franchises, one Game Rant writer addresses the growing fatigue surrounding classic series in gaming. One of the oldest joke concepts re...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Chasing Dead Review

Chasing Dead Review

Horror-themed FPS Chasing Dead suffers from a lack of all-round polish, resulting in sluggish and sometimes confusing gameplay and awkward graphical issues. When it comes down to it, the general c...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Pokken Tournament Review

Pokken Tournament Review

Pokken Tournament is the first Pokemon-focused fighting game ever released, but the final product feels more like a barebones offering rather than a fleshed out product. Gamers have wanted a d...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
5 Pokemon That Should Be Added to Pokken Tournament

5 Pokemon That Should Be Added to Pokken Tournament

Now that Pokken Tournament is available to the masses, we take a look at five Pokemon we’d like to see join the game’s roster as downloadable fighters. As one of the most anticipated games arriving o...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
10 Great Disney Infinity Figures That Will Never Exist

10 Great Disney Infinity Figures That Will Never Exist

With news breaking that Disney Infinity will be no more, we take a look at the ten greatest possible figurines that will never come to be within the franchise. The closure of Avalanche Software and t...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Nintendo NX is Not A Successor to the Wii U or 3DS

Nintendo NX is Not A Successor to the Wii U or 3DS

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima reiterates previous claims that the Nintendo NX console is not meant to be a successor to the Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS. Current Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimish...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Minecraft Wii U YouTube Videos Hit by Copyright Claims

Minecraft Wii U YouTube Videos Hit by Copyright Claims

Gamers that upload videos of Minecraft: Wii U Edition on YouTube that feature the recent Super Mario-themed DLC are having their videos removed due to copyright claims. Nintendo fans had to wait a lo...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Minecraft Battle Mini Game Hands-On Impressions

Minecraft Battle Mini Game Hands-On Impressions

Game Rant goes hands-on with the newly announced Battle Mode for Minecraft, which adds deathmatch gameplay into the mix for console gamers. Today, Microsoft has unveiled the all-new Minecraft Battle...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
Response To The New Mighty No. 9 Trailer Is Not Great

Response To The New Mighty No. 9 Trailer Is Not Great

The newest Mighty No. 9 trailer is getting pummeled by negative responses due to its hokey marketing combined with the latent frustrations of those who are still bitter about the game’s numerous dela...

By Curt Hutson on 30 November -1
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Hands-On

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Hands-On

Game Rant goes hands-on with two demos for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, experiencing an early portion of the final game and a staggering free roam section. Sitting down to play the new Le...

By Anthony Taormina on 30 November -1
Zelda Creator: Main Series Will Not Feature Female Link

Zelda Creator: Main Series Will Not Feature Female Link

Game Rant asks Shigeru Miyamoto about the lack of a female Link in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, learning that main games will always feature the male protagonist. There’s been no hiding t...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Secret Messages

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Secret Messages

Dedicated Zelda fans translate the written, possibly Hylian, language found throughout the E3 2016 gameplay footage of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. After skipping last year’s E3, The Lege...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gets Help From Xenoblade Devs

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gets Help From Xenoblade Devs

Series creator Shigeru Miyamoto sheds some light on just how big the development team is on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and who else is involved. Nintendo turned a lot of heads when the...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Preview: Yooka-Laylee Captures Spirit of Banjo-Kazooie

Preview: Yooka-Laylee Captures Spirit of Banjo-Kazooie

Game Rant checks out the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie, Yooka-Laylee, and the end result appears to be a familiar and innovative trip down memory lane for eager fans. It’s been a tough trek fo...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Mighty No. 9 Launch is Better Than Nothing

Mighty No. 9 Launch is Better Than Nothing

Despite launching to a series of technical problems and negative review, Mighty No. 9 producer Keiji Inafune says that the current state of the game is ‘better than nothing.’ The development of Might...

By Denny Connolly on 30 November -1
Disney Infinity's Doctor Strange Figure Was Awesome

Disney Infinity's Doctor Strange Figure Was Awesome

New details for upcoming Disney Infinity plans reveals even more information about a figure for Doctor Strange which would have been released alongside the movie later this year. After a very success...

By Derek Nichols on 30 November -1
3 Pokemon Games Coming to Virtual Console This Week

3 Pokemon Games Coming to Virtual Console This Week

Pokemon fans can keep themselves entertained until the release of Pokemon Sun and Moon with these three classic titles coming soon to the Wii U Virtual Console. If you’re like us and can’t stand the...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Why Zelda: Breath of the Wild Has Voice Acting

Why Zelda: Breath of the Wild Has Voice Acting

Producer Eiji Aonuma explains why the choice to add voice acting to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was made, also commenting on the game’s inclusion of sci-fi. Voice acting in the Zelda fran...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Zelda Creator Doesn't Know if Link Will Wear Green Garb

Zelda Creator Doesn't Know if Link Will Wear Green Garb

We sat down to chat with Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto about the possibility of seeing the iconic green tunic return in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. As one of the most iconic gaming char...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Opinion: Nintendo Is On The Verge Of A Renaissance

Opinion: Nintendo Is On The Verge Of A Renaissance

Following Nintendo’s well-received E3 demo of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, one writer looks at how E3 2016 could mark the start of a resurgence for the big N. In the last four or so gener...

By Alexander Pan on 30 November -1
Xbox Boss Gives Props to New Zelda, Nintendo NX

Xbox Boss Gives Props to New Zelda, Nintendo NX

The head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, gives praise to Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the company’s forthcoming NX console. As many gaming fans will likely agree...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Mighty No. 9 Review

Mighty No. 9 Review

Mighty No. 9 attempts to breath fresh life into the 2D platforming genre but it lacks the polish and magic that made Inafune’s iconic series such a staple of 90s gaming. Mighty No. 9 is a crowdfun...

By Denny Connolly on 30 November -1
Multiplayer Zelda Game Could Be Next for Series

Multiplayer Zelda Game Could Be Next for Series

The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma reveals that a multiplayer Zelda title could be in on the cards after Breath of the Wild ships in 2017. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was on...

By Alexander Pan on 30 November -1
Mighty No. 9 Credits are Over Four Hours Long

Mighty No. 9 Credits are Over Four Hours Long

Players who have completed Mighty No. 9 are claiming that the credits are over four hours long — which means that they’re actually a little longer than the game itself. After several years of anticip...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
Zelda Director: Wii U GamePad 'Disrupts Gameplay'

Zelda Director: Wii U GamePad 'Disrupts Gameplay'

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild director Eiji Aonuma admits that the Wii U’s signature GamePad can actually disrupt the gameplay experience of users. With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of th...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Legend of Zelda Trading Cards Listed Online

Legend of Zelda Trading Cards Listed Online

A new Legend of Zelda trading card set appears online for pre-order, with a variety of additional collectible goodies included in the larger of the two packs. Nintendo has been hard at work for the...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Legend of Zelda Team Discussed Spin-Off Starring Sheik

Legend of Zelda Team Discussed Spin-Off Starring Sheik

Game Rant interviews legendary game creator Shigeru Miyamoto, learning that the team behind The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has talked about a spin-off starring Sheik. While many were skept...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Darkrai Joins Pokken Tournament Roster

Darkrai Joins Pokken Tournament Roster

The Pokemon Company and Bandai Namco confirm that the Japanese arcade version of the popular Pokemon fighting game, Pokken Tournament, will be receiving the Mythical Darkrai. The Pokemon franchise...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Adorable Super Mario Bros. Wedding Proposal

Adorable Super Mario Bros. Wedding Proposal

One gamer sets out to create a special marriage proposal for his girlfriend, utilizing the level customization in Super Mario Maker and recording the final result. While video games can sometimes c...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Bloodstained Releases Demo to Kickstarter Backers

Bloodstained Releases Demo to Kickstarter Backers

Kickstarter backers for the Castlevania spiritual successor Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night receive the game’s E3 2016 demo build as gratitude from the developers. After Microsoft’s press confere...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Console Sales Are Slowing Down, According to June NPD

Console Sales Are Slowing Down, According to June NPD

New sales numbers released by consumer market research firm the NPD Group indicate that console sales are struggling more than gamers might have expected. The state of video game consoles has been...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Lego Dimensions to Add Sonic the Hedgehog in November

Lego Dimensions to Add Sonic the Hedgehog in November

Lego Dimensions is receiving several new franchise packs in November, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Fantastic Beasts, Gremlins, Adventure Time and more. Wave 6 of Lego Dimensions is quickly approa...

By Rory Young on 30 November -1
Lego Dimensions to Add Sonic the Hedgehog in Nov.

Lego Dimensions to Add Sonic the Hedgehog in Nov.

Lego Dimensions is receiving several new franchise packs in November, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Fantastic Beasts, Gremlins, Adventure Time and more. Wave 6 of Lego Dimensions is quickly approa...

By Rory Young on 30 November -1
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Announced

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Announced

Nordic Games announces its future plans for the Darksiders franchise, with a remastered version of the original game coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U in October. Earlier this week, a rem...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Disney Infinity Begins Closing Down

Disney Infinity Begins Closing Down

Disney Infinity details the beginning of the end of online functionality for the toys-to-life franchise, and reveals that many gamers won’t even be able to play offline. After years of succes...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1