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…

Mario Kart 8 Mercedes DLC coming to the UK on August 27th

Nintendo has announced to bring the bizarre Mercedes DLC to Mario Kart 8 in the UK later this month. The promotional tie-in lets players take to the tracks in three real-life Mercedes: the GLA, the 300 SL Roadster and the Silver Arrow. The karts are customisable too with the ability to change wheels and stuff.…

Mario Kart coming to arcades – adding “fusion karts” for fightin’

Mario Kart 8 only hit the shelves in May, but it looks like another Mario Kart title is on the way. This isn't for consoles though - you'll have to get on down to your local arcade, assuming that it still exists. Namco has taken on the development duties from Nintendo for Mario Kart Arcade…

New Zelda, 3D Mario and Mario Kart titles heading to Wii U

Nintendo have released a whole slew of details on their future plans for the Wii U console, including the first details on new Zelda, Mario and Mario Kart titles. During the 23 January Nintendo Direct vidcast, the company announced that…

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Best Nintendo 3DS games of 2011

This year saw Nintendo release their 3DS handheld console, aiming to bring 3D to the masses with it's glasses-free 3D display and a host of recognisable gaming stars leading the charge. Sceptics were wary of the 3D gamble Nintendo had…

Happy 25th birthday Super Mario!

The world's favourite plumber, Super Mario, has turned 25. Happy birthday Mario! The driving force behind Nintendo's success over the last 25 years, Mario has lead the video-gaming charge almost as long as home consoles have existed. Easily the…

Video: Nintendo 3DS hands-on preview

I recently had a play about with a prototype Nintendo 3DS at a top secret location in London. A big hit at this year's E3 conference, I can thankfully confirm that Nintendo really have nailed glasses-free 3D visuals in…

Opinion: Do you still care about the Nintendo Wii?

It was once the king of the gaming pile, so sought after that you'd have to give a kidney on the black market to get one in your home. But recent months have seen the Wii fall from grace, with profits down as much as half over the same period a year earlier. Has the bubble burst for the Nintendo Wii? If so, what has caused it? Here's Tech Digest's five reasons why the Wii's star is falling.