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News: Nintendo Direct on 4th September to Reveal More Bayonetta 2 Details

Nintendo Direct on 4th September to Reveal More Bayonetta 2 Details

A bewitching revelation

Bayonetta 2 will arrive exclusively on Wii U on 24th October in North America — it's still just 'October' in Europe — which is exciting news for fans of the original or those that simply like intense, fast-paced action games. Even more exciting news is that Nintendo's preparing to ramp up the excitement for the release...

Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Nintendo 3DS

Tell Us What You Think of the New Nintendo 3DS

The new 'New'

The dust is now starting to settle on Nintendo's surprise reveal of the New Nintendo 3DS in a Japanese Nintendo Direct. Due in Nintendo's homeland this October and other regions in 2015, it adds a healthy dose of new features and improvements to — potentially — invigorate the 3DS family of systems in the coming years. Its...

Project: Nintendo 64x64

Nintendo 64x64

Celebrating 64 Nintendo 64 games over 64 days in 64 words

Today we bring you something a little different, Nintendo 64x64 - a collaboration project between @N64Memories and Nintendo Life. Now, if you've been a reader of Nintendo Life for a while you'll no doubt be aware that some of our team are huge Nintendo 64 fans, so you can imagine their...

Video: This is a Video Game

This is a Video Game

And yet so much more

There's been a lot of back and forth lately over the definitions of certain words in the realm of gaming culture; of what it is supposed to mean to be a certain thing and what else you might be if you don't fit someone's particular interpretation of the vernacular. In the midst of all the line-drawing and wall-building, YouTube...

Review: Donkey Kong Jr. Math (Wii U eShop / NES)

Donkey Kong Jr. Math (Wii U eShop / NES)

Summin' it

In among the Excitebikes, Super Mario Bros., and Ice Climbers of the NES’s North American launch sat Donkey Kong Jr. Math, an edutainment title seemingly designed so that hopeful tots could point to it on the shelf and Trojan-horse Nintendo’s new Duck Hunt-playing powerhouse into the family home, parents unsuspecting, under the guise...

News: Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Has One More Secret Beyond 100% Completion

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Has One More Secret Beyond 100% Completion

The "Super Secret Meme Room" is the final destination

We're big fans of Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition here at Nintendo Life, awarding the colourful action-platformer Metroidvania adventure 9/10 in our review. A major part of the appeal with the Wii U eShop title is that even when the adventure is defeated there's more to do, with...

Video: Take a Look at Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call's Quest Medley Mode

Take a Look at Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call's Quest Medley Mode

Tap and slide for GP and prizes

Anticipating Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call's release later this month, Square Enix UK has released a video showcasing the game's new Quest Medley mode featuring a combination of classic Theathrythm gameplay and some new features such as the stage-hopping airship: Quest Medley mode features the classical...

Weirdness: In An Alternate Universe Danny DeVito Would Have Starred in Super Mario Bros. The Movie

In An Alternate Universe Danny DeVito Would Have Starred in Super Mario Bros. The Movie

Oscar winning script writer was also lined up

It has its defenders that'll protect its honour from a hail of criticism, but the Super Mario Bros. movie isn't exactly universally loved. It was the film equivalent of interpretive dance — it vaguely resembled its subject matter but was ultimately confusing and bonkers. It could have been an entirely...

News: Harvest Moon and PoPoLoCrois Fantasy Farming RPG Heading to 3DS in Japan

Harvest Moon and PoPoLoCrois Fantasy Farming RPG Heading to 3DS in Japan

Dances with turnips

The name Harvest Moon (now Story of Seasons in western territories because of licencing issues) will be familiar to most Nintendo gamers as it's a longstanding series with many titles and spin-offs. The more obscure PoPoLoCrois – originally a fantasy manga series that was later adapted as two anime series and five strategy RPGs...

News: Mega Man Legends 3 8-Bit Fan Demake is Available Now

Mega Man Legends 3 8-Bit Fan Demake is Available Now

It's more than Capcom's giving us

Last year we told you about an 8-bit demake of Mega Man Legends 3 being produced by a group of fans; it promised quite a departure from the original 3D adventure, naturally, as it was taking the characters and setting for a more typical 2D action Mega Man experience. It's taken quite some time, but it's finally...

News: Teslagrad Artist Makes a Cheeky Addition to Nintendo's Wii U Line-Up Infographic

Teslagrad Artist Makes a Cheeky Addition to Nintendo's Wii U Line-Up Infographic

Fair enough, we say

Teslagrad, after a fairly lengthy wait, will be bringing its magnetic charm to the Wii U eShop soon; it arrives on 11th September in North America and Europe priced at £13.99 / €14.99 / $14.99 — there are also plans for an eventual physical retail release. The developer is clearly excited that the Wii U version is finally...

News: Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival Is Dragon Punching Its Way To The Wii U Virtual Console

Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival Is Dragon Punching Its Way To The Wii U Virtual Console

Australian classification rating gives the game away

Capcom's Game Boy Advance port of its classic Super Street Fighter II: Turbo arcade machine is headed to the Wii U Virtual Console. The source of this news if the good old Australian OFLC, which has recently rated the game. Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival

News: All-Star Mode in Super Smash Bros. is a History Lesson Available From the Start

All-Star Mode in Super Smash Bros. is a History Lesson Available From the Start

Unlock the full roster to complete the mode

It should surprise no one that Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will feature an All-Star Mode, as it's been a staple of the series since Super Smash Bros. Melee. Masahiro Sakurai has now outlined how it'll work in the upcoming entries, focusing on the 3DS version. As before characters will...

News: Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says They Have "Fulfilled The Need For Now"

Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says They Have "Fulfilled The Need For Now"

"We won't release on the platform if the base is very small"

Minecraft is massive — so massive in fact that it's one of the few franchises which challenges Nintendo's otherwise iron grip on younger players. We've said several times in the past that Minecraft on the Wii U would make brilliant business sense, but it would appear that 4J Studios...

Weirdness: Hear Nintendo's Classic Themes Played on Kazoos

Hear Nintendo's Classic Themes Played on Kazoos

Marginally too cool for school

Nintendo has arguably some of the best music in the gaming world, causing different groups of people to take the music from the games they love and perform it themselves. It's no surprise that certain individuals take it upon themselves to somewhat reinvent tracks in order to give them a fresh and interesting feel...

News: New Mighty No. 9 Trailer Builds The Hype as Keiji Inafune Talks of a Retro and Modern Fusion

New Mighty No. 9 Trailer Builds The Hype as Keiji Inafune Talks of a Retro and Modern Fusion

Same old pew-pew, but faster

As the weeks and months drift by we get closer to the release of Mighty No. 9, so close that certain Kickstarter backers will be receiving playable beta builds on PC right about now. The title seems to be making solid progress ahead of its arrival next year, which is sure to have action platformer — and Mega Man —...

News: The Keep Begins Its 3DS eShop Quest on 11th September

The Keep Begins Its 3DS eShop Quest on 11th September

One week later in Europe, pricing confirmed

Earlier this year we directed your attention to The Keep, an ambitious 3DS eShop first-person dungeon crawler from Cinemax. It'll feature multiple difficulty levels and your general task will be to explore, defeat enemies in real-time battles and solve puzzles, all within a fantasy setting that includes an...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Delays Planned Homebrew Channel

New Nintendo 3DS Delays Planned Homebrew Channel

New hardware and upcoming update give pause for thought

Recently we reported that a homebrew channel was cited as being in the final stages of development, leading us towards opening the can of worms that accompanies every Nintendo system. The hacker behind the planned app, smealum, stated that the app will not run illegal 3DS ROMS, but was planned...