Every now and then we have moments in a game series that take our breath away, 20 years ago, it was taking that first step onto Hyrule Field in Ocarina of Time and seeing a vast world open up before us, seeing Death Mountain in the distance and knowing that…
The latest entry in the Legend of Zelda franchise has proven to be a commercial and critical success, breaking the sales record that has been previously held by the legendary Super Mario 64. The open world nature of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild the game is a…
Over the last few years, Nintendo have started to offer season passes for their downloadable content, most notably with Mario Kart 8, which provided new characters and tracks for the already expansive kart racer. This trend is set to continue, with the news that The Legend of Zelda - Breath of…
So it's been two days since Nintendo officially debuted the Switch and people are already up in the arms. Then again, should this be a surprise? Since the botched launch of the N64, people have been quick to criticise Nintendo before really giving them a chance. This time around the…
In a similar move to several companies porting their old games from the PlayStation 3 to the PlayStation 4, Nintendo have decided to upgrade popular titles from the Wii U such as Mario Kart 8 for release on the Nintendo Switch. If recent evidence is to believed, it seems that…
Thanks to the kind donations of the many Kickstarter backers in May 2015, the development of Yooka Laylee, the spiritual successor to Banjo Kazooie was allowed to proceed. The developer Playtonic Games has today revealed that the development of the game is nearing completion, and they have announced the final release…
Everyone’s eyes may be on the Nintendo Switch but the Wii U has given us some fantastic titles this year that will make some awesmoe Christmas gifts this holiday.
As well as dropping the bombshell of the announcement of the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo have also released new footage for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The footage was released a few hours before the Switch announcement and was uploaded to the Nintendo of Japan YouTube Channel. The new…
Have you ever wondered how Link keeps wards off hunger whilst questing for the Tri-Force? I can't say I have either really, but courtesy of Nintendo we have a little video showing us how Link can prepare food in the wild. Mixing together ingredients he has scavenged in the wild…
When Yooka-Laylee first appeared on Kickstarter, I leapt at the occasion to give this new project some of my hard-earned money in order for these Rare veterans and composers a chance to make a game I have been pining for since the 2000 release of Banjo-Tooie on the Nintendo 64.…
Crossover video games are often treated with suspicion, especially when the intellectual properties that make the connection are well respected. Back in 2010, a project was announced that would bring together ATLUS’s flagship Shin Megami Tensei franchise, and Intelligent Systems Fire Emblem series.  The end result of this collaboration was…
Ahead of next week's E3 madness, Playtonic Games have released a special trailer for Yooka Laylee, showing off glimpses of the first two levels of the game, as well as showing the chameleon-bat duo in action. The trailer is peak Playtonic, complete with a Grant Kirkhope soundtrack, nods to Banjo…
After a successful release in Japan last year, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is on it's way to the West thanks to ATLUS and Nintendo. In order to help promote the game to fans for the genre, the official website has now been launched. At present, there is no official English information on…
This will probably be the closest you'll ever get to Steve in Super Smash Bros. In a free update coming to the Wii U edition of Minecraft, Mojang have officially partnered with Nintendo to create a special Super Mario themed update. Essentially, Microsoft have worked with Nintendo to put its…
Originally announced back in January 2015 as Project Treasure, Lost Reavers is a free to play action RPG that was released in Japan at the end of last year for the Wii U. After a brief period in open beta last week, Bandai Namco have announced that the game is…
[audio mp3="https://zone1-vgu.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/VGUPodcast_24_04_16.mp3"][/audio] Welcome to episode two of the VGU Podcast where we take a moment out of writing the news to talk about it as well as what we have been getting our hands on. You can catch this episode as well as the previous one either here on the…
Ackk Studios have released another trailer for YIIK: A Postmodern RPG, now teasing at a summer release date. Ackk was initially scheduled to release their tribute to games like Persona and Earthbound this February, but due to the team wanting to put some last minute finishing touches on their work,…
After announcing that the long awaited Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem project for the Wii U, now known as Tokyo Mirage Sessions, would be released in Europe later this year, ATLUS have today revealed that a special version of the game will be made available at launch named the…
A few months ago, we saw North America receive four new games to their   Nintendo Selects range, formerly known as the Player's Choice catalogue. Essentially, when a game sells over a certain amount of copies, it becomes eligible for the Nintendo Selects programme. If the developer agrees, the game can…
Ahead of the launch later this month, Nintendo have revealed the amiibo functionality which will be available in Star Fox Zero in a brand new trailer, showing the ace pilot team in action. Scanning the Falco amiibo will unlock the Black Arwing, a variant of the spaceship which has increased…
After the recent fracas with Nintendo supposedly halting production of the Wii U and then the subsequent denial of said claims, it's put a lot of people's eyes back on the Wii U. Many weren't surprised when the false news broke, touting that slow sales had lead to the console's demise. However,…