Tetris pulled from Nintendo e-shop

Few titles are so closely linked with a console than Tetris is with Nintendo's Game Boy - it was the game that proved handheld gaming could work. So it's a shame to see that the 1989 original will no longer be available on 3DS via the Nintendo e-shop. According to The Telegraph, the reason is…

Mario Kart 8 gets Zelda & F-Zero DLC; Majora’s Mask coming to 3DS

Nintendo has announced details on the first downloadable content pack for Mario Kart 8 - it seems the series is set to become essentially the racing equivalent of Smash Bros. As you can see in the video above, the pack introduces three new characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach (hmm) and Link - as well as…

Duck Hunt Dog added to Smash Bros 3DS

Do you ever get the feeling that Nintendo is running out of characters to feature? Nintendo's latest Smash Bros fighter hits the 3DS in Japan tomorrow, and a handful of Twitch players have already managed to get their hands on copies of the game. It turns out that despite the endless announcements of increasingly tenuous…

Mario Kart 8 zooms past 1m sales in the US

Nintendo has been having a difficult couple of years, with sales of its latest console, the Wii U, not exactly setting the world on fire. But there's some good news for the games pioneer as Mario Kart 8 sales top the one million mark in the US. It's the second Wii U title to achieve…

E3 2012: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Announced for 3DS

Nintendo has faced its fair share of controversy this E3, having many people argue that they are ignoring their core community. However, yesterday Nintendo debuted a game which appeals to both core gamer and casual gamer alike, The New Super Mario Bros. 2, which will be released for the 3DS on August 19th.

Wii U controller now has NFC capabilties

As well as revealing the Nintendo Network online community features, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata confirmed new capabilities were being added to the tablet-like controller of the upcoming Wii U console. Top of the list of new features was NFC tech,…

Nintendo Network revealed: Is it Xbox Live for Wii U and 3DS?

Nintendo are to launch a new online service called the Nintendo Network that will not only be compatible with their current Nintendo 3DS console, but also their forthcoming Wii U machine. According to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who revealed the…

PlayStation Vita early sales even worse than Nintendo 3DS

Wow, it really is not the best time to be launching a new handheld games console. After suffering early sales woes with the 3DS console, Nintendo were forced to rapidly cut the price of the console at an unprecedented rate….

*UPDATED* Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto looking to retire

Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of gaming classics like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda, has announced his intentions to step down as head of game design at Nintendo. The 59-year-old said in an interview with Wired that: "Inside…