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VideAU Games Review: Splatoon (Wii U, 2015)

Nintendo are taking a bit of a different tack with Splatoon. The venerable video game publisher’s first new IP since Pikmin and Animal Crossing debuted back in 2001, Splatoon sees Nintendo create the sort of game no-one ever expected to see from them - a multiplayer shooter.

E3 2015: The ten most surprising announcements from E3 2015

This year’s E3 Expo was one of the most impactful and exciting in years, managing to surprise even the most jaded, cynical gaming enthusiasts with it’s many announcements and trailers. Now that the expo has drawn to a close for another year, we thought we’d round up the ten announcements, demos and trailers that took us most by surprise.

E3 2015: Nintendo partners with Platinum Games on Star Fox Zero

Nintendo has joined forces with Platinum Games to build the latest entry in their Star Fox series for Wii U. Titled Star Fox Zero, the game is neither a sequel nor a remake according Shigeru Miyamoto. It's due for launch this Christmas.

E3 2015: Nintendo announces 8-bit Mario amiibo

Just when you thought getting hold of amiibo figures was already the hardest thing in the world, Nintendo goes and announces this work of goddammed art. That's a three-dimensional amiibo rendering of the classic 8-bit Mario sprite from Super Mario Bros.

E3 2015: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash arrives Holiday 2015

Mario and his friends - eternally game for some healthy competition - will battle it out on the tennis court once more in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. The game was announced during Nintendo's E3 presser and is set for release this Christmas.

E3 2015: Super Mario Maker coming September 11

For anyone who has ever played a Super Mario Bros. game and thought, "You know, given the right set of tools I could transform this joyous display of smart design into a controller-snappingly brutal nightmare hellscape," Super Mario Maker is the game for you.

E3 2015: Here's your latest look at Fire Emblem Shin Megami Tensei

Originally announced back in 2013 at Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, the Atlus and Intelligent Systems mashup title has made another appearance during Nintendo's E3 press event.

E3 2015: Xenoblade Chronicles X arrives in western territories December 4

Xenoblade Chronicles X is launching on Wii U December 4 according an announcement trailer featured in Nintendo's E3 Digital Event.

E3 2015: Nintendo releasing a pair of amiibo for Skylanders: SuperChargers

In something of an unprecedented move, the Wii U version of Skylanders: SuperChargers will be getting some exclusive amiibo figures of its own. Vicarious Visions made the announcement during Nintendo's E3 Digital event just hours ago.

E3 2015: Roy, Ryu, Lucas and a whole host of brand new Super Smash Bros DLC arrives today!

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS creator Masahiro Sakurai made a fast and furious Nintendo Direct appearance this morning to announce a storm of downloadable content for both versions of the game. Among the DLC, new characters, new levels, new costumes and amiibo news! Hit the jump for the breakdown!

E3 2015: A complete schedule of all the livestream events at this year's show

It's the biggest week of the year for gaming news starts right now and thanks to the wonder of the internet you can now watch it all unfold as it happens! Many of this year's biggest E3 press conferences will be streamed live online to audiences around the world. We've got the complete list of when and where you'll be able to see them live after the jump.

VideAU Games News Byte: The E3 trailer for Lego Marvel's Avengers is here! Hulk selfies!

With Lego Jurassic World right around the corner, Warner Bros. have released the first trailer for the game in the ever-expanding Lego franchise, Lego Marvel's Avengers. This trailer's got everything - explosions, bricks and Hulk selfies.

VideAU Games News Byte: Smash Bros creator to hold pre-E3 video conference on future updates

Masahiro Sakurai will present a special video conference on Sunday, June 14 (which will be Monday here in Australia) regarding forthcoming updates for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, according to a Nintendo press release.

VideAU Games News Byte: Nintendo denies Android-on-NX rumour

Following up a story we brought you yesterday, Nintendo have attempted to quash rumours that their next console, currently called the Nintendo NX, will be built on the Android platform.

VideAU Games News Byte: Disney Infinity 3.0 getting Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic playset

Disney Interactive have revealed the first of three Star Wars playsets coming to this year's installment of their toys-to-life game, Disney Infinity 3.0. Dubbed Twilight of the Republic, the set will deliver new figures from the Prequel era.