How Super Mario Maker 2 Improves on the Formula

Nintendo dropped a surprise AAA release on fans this summer in Super Mario Maker 2. The announcement came from nowhere just a few months prior. Its predecessor was very well received but didn’t excel in sales.  A large part of the reasoning behind the games failed boom was the poor sales of it’s doomed console the Wii U. The Wii U was Nintendo’s worst-selling console of all time with less than 14 million units sold.  Several highly-praised titles from the console have been ported to Switch to give them a second chance at life. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario […]

Nintendo Launch Mario Kart Tour Beta Ahead of E3

Nintendo recently opened up applications to a private beta for Mario Kart Tour. The game will be the latest in a line of mobile releases as Nintendo extends their reach into the emerging platform. Mobile gaming is a huge business and enjoys a significant crossover with the casual gaming demographic that Nintendo already targets. According to marketing agency Mediakix, there are an estimated 2.2 billion active mobile gamers. 56% of that demographic access games on their phones more than 10 times per week. Nintendo already had huge success in the market with the release of Pokemon Go, which became the […]

Can Nintendo’s Budget Labo VR System Prove a Real Contender?

Nintendo Labo was probably an afterthought for most gamers. The system was primarily aimed at younger gamers and initial sales figures weren’t anything to write home about. Nintendo isn’t giving up on their latest peripheral venture just yet though and the upcoming kit could be a gamechanger. Introducing Labo VR which is set to hit shelves this month. Immediately the aesthetic is less pleasing than a lot of the competitors on the market. But considering packs retail for as little as £35, it could yet prove a marketing masterstroke. What is Nintendo Labo? Nintendo Labo is Switch peripheral that comes […]