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First Impressions: Contemplating the Long Con in The Swindle

Contemplating the Long Con in The Swindle

Steampunk hijinks

The Swindle is primarily the work of Dan Marshall and some close colleagues through Size Five Games, but due to the efforts of UK publisher Curve Digital has rapidly changed up from being another intriguing PC release to plotting a multi-platform arrival. The inclusion of the Wii U eShop is promising, as this is shaping up to be...

Weirdness: An amiibo Fan is Living the Dream With This Goku Figure

An amiibo Fan is Living the Dream With This Goku Figure

Dragon Ball is the talk of the town

Dragon Ball is a hot topic right now, with the recent release of Dragon Ball XenoVerse being much-discussed over on our sister-site Push Square, with high interest and sales being accompanied by some inevitable issues with online servers. When you take a hugely popular franchise and mash-up a range of its...

News: Viewtiful Joe Figure is Ready for His Close-up

Viewtiful Joe Figure is Ready for His Close-up

First in First 4 Figures' Capcom All-Stars line

We haven't seen Viewtiful Joe a whole heck of a lot since the GameCube days, but if the cry of "Henshin a go-go, baby!" still burns in your heart, First 4 Figures has something for you. The game figure producer announced via Facebook that Capcom's blazing red hero will arrive as the first in its new...

Review: Pac-Attack (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Pac-Attack (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

When worlds collide

Originally a multi-platform release in 1993, Pac-Attack – otherwise known as Pac-Panic – was derived from Namco's arcade game released in the previous year, Cosmo Gang the Puzzle. On first glance, Pac-Attack may appear to be an average run-of-the-mill puzzle game with one of the prominent videogame characters of the time...

Review: Adventure Bar Story (3DS eShop)

Adventure Bar Story (3DS eShop)

Will battle for food

Adventure Bar Story sees players taking on two seemingly disparate roles: a chef/restaurant manager and a monster-slaying adventurer. Though these two sound like they would make a questionable mix, the result is actually quite charming and addicting; the ultimate challenge for this quirky RPG is to satisfy the appetite of...

Site News: A New Readership Survey Has Appeared

A New Readership Survey Has Appeared

Would you mind if we asked you a few questions?

We don't take it for granted that nearly 100,000 people visit Nintendo Life every day, yet you probably know a lot more about us than we know about you. Therefore our partners at Gamer Network have put together a readership survey so we can get to know our audience a little better. Nintendo Life is...

News: Interplay Is Remastering Cult SNES Brawler ClayFighter

Interplay Is Remastering Cult SNES Brawler ClayFighter

And its sequels, apparently

Veteran publisher Interplay has announced plans to remaster the amusing 16-bit title ClayFighter - and its sequels - for a new audience. The original ClayFighter was released on the SNES in 1993 - arguably the height of Street Fighter II's popularity - and gave the one-on-one brawler a humorous slant. It was later ported...

News: Japanese Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Presentation Coming On Friday

Japanese Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Presentation Coming On Friday

Battles will be the focus

Xenoblade Chronicles X is hitting the Wii U in Japan this April, and to build up a little more hype Nintendo is running a Japanese video broadcast on Friday. The video will focus on the game's battle system, which is shaping up to be even more inventive as the one seen in the Wii original - and its recent New Nintendo 3DS...

Review: Pokémon Shuffle (3DS eShop)

Pokémon Shuffle (3DS eShop)

Hoenn Hustle

Pokémon have been puzzling ever since the Johto days, when Pokémon Puzzle Challenge married the block-flipping gameplay of Panel de Pon with Game Freak's charming, collectable characters. It's a formula that's stuck, with Denpa Men developer Genius Sonority heading up the most recent series of Poké-puzzle combinations, including...

News: Mario Kart 8 DLC Still Set for May as Online eShop Purchases are Offered in Japan

Mario Kart 8 DLC Still Set for May as Online eShop Purchases are Offered in Japan

Mario Kart.tv now linking to an eShop portal

Nintendo's taken notable strides in recent times with its online services and the eShop, particularly in the area of improving convenience for those buying download games when away from their console. In North America it's now possible to buy a decent collection of games via the company's official website...

News: Pokémon Shuffle Hits One Million Downloads

Pokémon Shuffle Hits One Million Downloads

Is anyone buying Jewels, though?

Pokémon Shuffle is Nintendo's most notable attempt to-date at utilising microtransactions - unlike previous free-to-play downloads it doesn't unlock content for fixed amounts, but uses an in-game economy that encourages you to pay-to-play on a continual basis. It's had a mixed response, and our early reaction was...

News: We Have World War II To Thank For This Insanely Detailed Hand-Written Dragon Quest V Guide

We Have World War II To Thank For This Insanely Detailed Hand-Written Dragon Quest V Guide

Grandson uncovers incredibly in-depth tome

World War II was a pretty dire business, costing the lives of countless millions all over the globe. However, if there's one thing we can thank this catastrophic international conflict for, it's possibly the most awesome fan-written guide to Dragon Quest V ever seen. A fellow in Japan has recently...

Nintendo Download: 5th March (Europe)

5th March (Europe)

OlliOlli, Proun+, BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION, Retro newcomers and more

Another week begins, and Nintendo of Europe has served up its Download Update details with some promising releases on the way. We have some rad cross-buy for Wii U and 3DS gamers, mash-ups, retro games making their first appearances in Europe and much more. Let's get to it. Wii...

News: Eiji Aonuma Discusses Idea Origins for The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

Eiji Aonuma Discusses Idea Origins for The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

Want to know where Termina got its name?

The excitement around the recent release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D is still burning bright. Falling right in with this, Nintendo Dream - a Japanese, Nintendo Power-like magazine - published an interview with Eiji Aonuma about Majora's Mask 3D in this month's issue. They start off with a rather...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free DLC, Including Link Equipment, Due 6th March

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free DLC, Including Link Equipment, Due 6th March

It begins...

For those diving into Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate as their first major entry in the series, they may be surprised by the sheer volume of free DLC that is offered. Capcom typically provides a host of quests, items and assorted goodies in the months that follow release, and the latest entry on 3DS will include some fairly wacky crossover...

Review: Mappy-Land (Wii U eShop / NES)

Mappy-Land (Wii U eShop / NES)

Cats vs. Mouse

Mappy, a plucky mouse detective, is one of many arcade game mascots lost to time, having only starred in a few games over the years. While the character has guest-starred in various Namco games over the years (and makes a clever cameo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS), the biggest role Mappy's had is in a web series from the...