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Bayonetta 2 is the focus of the next Nintendo Direct

Fingers crossed for Iwata cosplay.

Bayonetta 2 is the subject of tomorrow's (4 September) Nintendo Direct livestream. Nintendo is being typically coy about what will be covered, but promises it will be an "in-depth look" at the long awaited sequel.

Zelda producer "fired up" by changing the formula

"Why does it have to be traditional?" asks Eiji Aonuma

Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has dismissed reports that he is "tired" of the venerable Nintendo franchise, and in doing so has offered his own vision of how the series should change and grow.

Let's Play Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party Wii U

Bottle not included. Or necessary.

Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party is yet another corridor-heavy third-person shooter with snap-to cover and an apocalyptic storyline. Okay, that's all lies. It's actually a party game that uses the Wii U GamePad while ignoring the television entirely.

Shigeru Miyamoto can't save all his own Pikmin

Pikmin 3 could get DLC if that's what the audience wants.

If you've ever played a Pikmin game, you'll probably be aware of that sharp pang of guilt you get when night falls and you realise you haven't managed to get all of your colourful little helpers back to the onion safely. Now you can take a little solace, at least: it turns out that Shigeru Miyamoto, the series' creator, knows exactly how you feel.

If there's any developer ready to give brand new console hardware a fair shake, it's Criterion Games. From Burnout Paradise to its celebrated reinventions of the Need for Speed series, the studio has an impeccable record turning in tightly matched games on 360 and PS3 platforms alike, with no-one left wanting. With the hotly anticipated Wii U version of Need for Speed: Most Wanted it aims to go one better. By no means a straight port, the boat is being pushed out much further this time with its suite of unique GamePad features, improved PC-grade textures courtesy of the console's 1GB of RAM, and a greatly revamped approach to its night-time lighting.

Nintendo's Wii U sales struggle

Exclusives are coming, but is it already too late? Eurogamer investigates.

This week Nintendo will release its crucial third-quarter sales results and reveal how Wii U fared during its initial two months on sale. The company had promised to ship 5.5 million Wii U consoles by the end of March and end the financial year back in the black, thus avoiding a repeat of last year's damaging loss - the first in the company's history.

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