Splatoon

Splatoon – Review

Nintendo is known for doing things differently, so it should come as no surprise at all to find Splatoon far removed from your typical online shooter. The obvious shake-up is that the weapons the protagonists carry shoot paint instead of hot lead – teams of four complete to...
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Splatoon enters UK chart with flying colours

Well fancy spat – Wii U-exclusive Splatoon has entered the UK chart at #2. In doing so it becomes the system’s biggest ever launch for a new IP, toppling previous record holder ZombiU. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt sees a 69% drop in sales but remains the UK’s...

Splatoon review round-up

Reviews of Wii U-exclusive Splatoon – which we incorrectly referred to as being viewed in first-person yesterday because we’re massive ruddy idiots – have started to spill out onto the internet. A few outlets – such as Eurogamer – are waiting for fully populated servers before giving their...

2015: The year Nintendo comes out fighting

The third year in a console’s life is usually a jubilant one. By now the console will be well established, with a user base large enough to attract studios large and small, not to mention having a sizeable enough market share for publishers to take a gamble by...

E3: Our six top picks

The doors have closed on another E3. Microsoft proved that they’re committed to turning the Xbox One’s fortunes around; Sony provided a typically strong showing; Nintendo’s belief that it’ll be great games that’ll eventually get the Wii U into more homes was clear to all. Matt, Adam and...

E3: Nintendo’s fantastic plastic

It would appear that Nintendo called in the Robot Chicken chaps to create a handful of clips for their E3 digital event. We got to see a stop-motion Reggie fire laser-beams out of his eyes, Bowser and Peach argue over the last doughnut, and Little Mac expose the...