Tilmen from Nintendomination has produced a video showcasing the Japanese Mario Kart 8 commercials. As expected they are kind of wacky, but they’re seriously entertaining. Mario Kart 8 launches exclusively on the Wii U on May 30th.
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Nintendo of America has uploaded three lovely Mario Kart 8 TV commercials that should certainly be watched. The first commercial – which we published earlier - showcases the game’s unique feature, the anti gravity mode. The others two trailers showcase the Boomerang Flower and the immensely handy, Super Horn. You can watch all three videos, below.
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The North American television advert for the long-awaited Mario Kart 8 has gone live. The video showcases the game’s unique anti gravity sections that are littered throughout the courses. Mario Kart 8 launches exclusively on Wii U on May 30th in the US and Europe.
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Nintendo UK has uploaded the first television commercial for the long-awaited Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright is released on the 28th March 2014 in Europe, exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles.
The Sonic Boom television series, coproduced by SEGA of America Inc. and OuiDO! Productions, will debut on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and on CANAL J and GULLI in France during the 2014/2015 season. The series is an ensemble comedy consisting of 52 x 11-minute standalone episodes packed full of high-adrenaline action. Every episode starts from a small character-driven story and explodes into an epic tale of saving the world, robot battles and more.
“We want to ensure that the Sonic brand continues to evolve and appeal to new generations of Sonic fans and this different look introduces a fresh approach that will be at once both familiar and new to consumers. We are committed to supporting this initiative to provide great entertainment to fans for all aspects of their lives.”
- John Cheng, President & COO, SEGA of America
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Nintendo of America has just uploaded the latest television commercial for Pokemon X & Y on the Nintendo 3DS. The advert is similar to the last one which features a number of teen actors speaking about the new features contained in Pokemon X & Y. The game is due for release on October 12th worldwide. What did you think to the most recent advert?
Although the new Wii U is primarily a home video game console, who’s to say you can’t take it with you and play it on the go? You don’t always need the TV screen to see what is being displayed by the Wii U, because of its unique touchscreen controller, the Wii U GamePad.
This means that, for example, if you have your Wii U powered on via a car power adapter, you can play full games, including Scribblenauts Unlimited and New Super Mario Bros. U, on road trips without dragging along a cumbersome TV.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime will be appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this Friday. It’s safe to assume that Reggie will be demonstrating the Wii U ahead of the console’s launch on Sunday, November 18th.
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By simply pressing the TV Control Button on the Wii U GamePad, you’ll have access to digital buttons that allow you to control the television as if you’re using a designated TV remote. The digital buttons, which appear on the new controller’s 6.2 inch touchscreen, allow you to turn your TV on and off, change channels, switch between various inputs, and control volume. The Wii U GamePad’s digital buttons can also function with cable boxes.
Nintendo UK aired its first Wii U commercial during the latest episode of Homeland on Channel 4. At the start of the commercial it clearly states that this a brand new console and controller from Nintendo – just in case people get confused that it’s simply an add-on for Wii. What do you think to the commercial? Was it too gimmicky, or did Nintendo do a good job of showcasing it?