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Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could Be Just a Pricing Revolution Away

A Virtual Console Revival Could Be Just a Pricing Revolution Away

Time for some of those new pricing structures promised by Satoru Iwata

When the Virtual Console arrived on the Wii Shop it was a revelation, an official and guilt-free way to download and play classics from across the history of Nintendo systems and even former rivals from Sega and Commodore. It was an opportunity to sample games from consoles...

News: Nintendo Confirms Loads of "Veteran Fighters" eShop Discounts to Celebrate Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo Confirms Loads of "Veteran Fighters" eShop Discounts to Celebrate Super Smash Bros.

Fire Emblem! Mario! Donkey Kong! Pokémon! Sonic! Kirby!

Last week Nintendo of Europe announced a huge range of eShop discounts to celebrate Super Smash Bros., with a focus on newcomers to the fighting line-up. As promised it's now unveiled more Super Smash Bros.-themed discounts that'll run from 21st August until 28th August, this time celebrating...

News: 3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stages of Development

3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stages of Development

Works in any region and on latest system update

When it comes to console hacks and mods, there are plenty of grey areas and debates over ethical practices. Those aspects may come to the test soon on 3DS, if the coding efforts of Twitter user Smealum deliver as expected — the coder is currently working on the later stages of a functional homebrew...

News: Wii U Sales Continue to Rise with the Release of Hyrule Warriors – 3DS Sales Also Strong

Wii U Sales Continue to Rise with the Release of Hyrule Warriors – 3DS Sales Also Strong

Yokai Watch 2 still top banana

Hyrule Warriors was released in Japan last week, and it appears that the unprecedented level of promotion and advertising the game received has paid off. The crossover game holds second place in Japan's charts this week with just shy of 70,000 copies sold. This is certainly a promising figure, and we can only hope for...

News: Fire Emblem Bringing The Battle to the Wii U in Europe This Week

Fire Emblem Bringing The Battle to the Wii U in Europe This Week

Launches at discount price

The growing Game Boy Advance library on the Wii U Virtual Console has already brought us some excellent titles, but the latest announcement will no doubt have strategy fans rather excited. Fire Emblem — the Game Boy Advance version that was the first in the series released outside Japan — will arrive in this week's...

News: Alone In The Dark is Set for Yet Another Comeback

Alone In The Dark is Set for Yet Another Comeback

Will it find the light?

Alone In The Dark on Wii, released back in 2008, won't exactly go down in the annals of history as a classic. While the original game in this franchise is widely cited as a source of inspiration for subsequent survival horror experiences, the Atari-published reboot in the previous generation of systems didn't go down...

News: Footage of Rad Retro Spin-Off Mighty Gunvolt Emerges

Footage of Rad Retro Spin-Off Mighty Gunvolt Emerges

A free extra with Azure Striker Gunvolt in Japan and NA

Update: It's now been confirmed (thanks Tiny Cartridge) that this Mighty Gunvolt game will also be free for those that buy Azure Striker Gunvolt in North America. Original Article: Fans of pixel-based 2D action games that happen to also be North American 3DS owners are surely on alert, as...

Weirdness: Two Fish Duke it Out in Street Fighter II

Two Fish Duke it Out in Street Fighter II

Get PETA on the line!

Not so long ago we shared the humorous and slightly goofy spectacle of a Fish playing Pokémon, in which its often lazy swims around its tank would be converted into D-pad and button inputs. Like any Twitch phenomenon there'll be others that use that original as a source of inspiration, and we reckon this particular spin-off is...

News: "Mystery Travelers" Are Waiting to be Found in Wii Street U

"Mystery Travelers" Are Waiting to be Found in Wii Street U

Hints point the way

Wii Street U has perhaps been forgotten a little since its initial arrival as a free download in early 2013, though the fact it was a freebie helped to make it the most downloaded Wii U eShop title ever in some regions — Google really is taking over the world. We suspect that downloads of the Google Maps / Street View-inspired...

News: Resident Evil Revelations 2 Assets Spotted

Resident Evil Revelations 2 Assets Spotted

Uh-oh, they're on the official Xbox site

While each passing year leaves us less convinced than ever that Capcom can rediscover the glory days of its Resident Evil franchise, which arguably culminated with Resident Evil 4, 3DS title Resident Evil Revelations was a pleasing step in the right direction. It also remains one of the best-looking games on...

Video: Turns Out Former James Bond Pierce Brosnan Isn't Very Good At GoldenEye 007

Turns Out Former James Bond Pierce Brosnan Isn't Very Good At GoldenEye 007

The Spy Who Karate-Chopped Me

GoldenEye 007 is arguably one of the finest video games ever made, and was a massive seller on its host platform, the N64. It recreated the events of the iconic 1995 James Bond movie of the same name, and starred a digital likeness of Pierce Brosnan (and a "square" Sean Bean, lest we forget). Just in case you're...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

Reggie Fils-Aime Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

His bucket is ready

The Ice Bucket Challenge, a web phenomenon that has been raising millions for ALS research, is currently washing through the games industry and Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime is not expected to back down. The challenge is simple: film yourself getting doused by a bucket of ice water, post it to social media, and...

News: Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter Takes Flight on 3DS eShop on 28th August

Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter Takes Flight on 3DS eShop on 28th August

There are barrel rolls, so do one

Just before E3 this year Nintendo unveiled an impressive range of eShop trailers that announced some brand new games; one of these was Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter for the 3DS eShop, developed by 3PM Games and published by Big John Games. As a sequel to the rather good DSiWare original, there's

News: The First 4 Figures Sword Kirby is Cute But Costly

The First 4 Figures Sword Kirby is Cute But Costly

Over $200 if you want one

We do like the varied collectible figurines offered by First 4 Figures here at Nintendo Life, even if they're slightly unobtainable luxuries due to their hefty price tags. Fans of cute pink fluffball Kirby should take note, then, as Sword Kirby is the latest offering on the way in Q1 2015. Standing at 16 inches tall, this...

Interview: Dan Adelman on the Indie Scene, the Nintendo Years and His New Venture

Dan Adelman on the Indie Scene, the Nintendo Years and His New Venture

Still in the indie's corner

Dan Adelman's official job title at Nintendo of America used to be Head of Digital Content and Development, but in practice he was regarded by many as Nintendo's most recognisable ambassador for download and 'indie' games. Well known and liked among developers, he's widely attributed as helping to drive Nintendo towards...

News: Armillo Update Rolling Through Nintendo Approval Process

Armillo Update Rolling Through Nintendo Approval Process

Shouldn't be too long now

Armillo has been another solid addition to the Wii U eShop library in recent times, earning a positive 8/10 in our review. Developer Fuzzy Wuzzy Games has acknowledged that some aspects of the experience could be better, however, and has been diligently working on an update. A Miiverse update has confirmed that this v1.1...

News: Yokai Watch Western Release Targeting Next Year, With Toys Also Planned

Yokai Watch Western Release Targeting Next Year, With Toys Also Planned

No detailed plans revealed as yet

Level 5 has been clear that it's exploring its options to bring Yokai Watch to the West, though quite what form it'll take remains intriguing. The popularity of the first title gained additional momentum when the animated TV show took off in Japan, and the sequel — which is a dual release — has well exceeded the...

News: SteamWorld Dig Wii U Release Date and Pricing Surface

SteamWorld Dig Wii U Release Date and Pricing Surface

We're digging that HD resolution

SteamWorld Dig is one of the most popular games on the 3DS eShop, and for good reason, so it's unsurprising that news of the HD iteration coming to Wii U was greeted with some delight. After previously outlining a release date on Twitter, Image & Form has now shared full details of the ever-closer HD release. To...