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Talking Point: It's the Community That'll Put the 'Super' Into Mario Maker

It's the Community That'll Put the 'Super' Into Mario Maker

Its legacy could be outstanding

Just this week we got another look at Super Mario Maker at a UK press event, and were struck by its significant potential. Yet we've already done a first impressions article from E3, which goes into detail on how well it's shaping up. If you want a strong outline of its core features and why we think it's...

News: Nintendo Has No Plans For amiibo Support In The Legend Of Zelda: Triforce Heroes

Nintendo Has No Plans For amiibo Support In The Legend Of Zelda: Triforce Heroes

"This game isn't a natural fit for it"

While Nintendo’s amiibo line has resulted in a mixture of happiness and frustration for fans, it’s clearly a goldmine for Kyoto-based company right now. For these reasons it comes as somewhat surprising news the upcoming 3DS title, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, will not include amiibo support. In...

News: 3D Streets Of Rage 2 Arrives In North America July 16

3D Streets Of Rage 2 Arrives In North America July 16

Take to the streets!

Widely regarded as one of the best side-scrolling fighters ever created, the 1992 hit – Streets of Rage 2 – is set to be released locally in both North America and Europe as a part of the SEGA 3D Classics line this July. A new listing on the North American 3DS eShop has now revealed 3D Streets of Rage 2 will be arriving in...

News: Smash Fighters Settling it at Evo in Big Numbers

Smash Fighters Settling it at Evo in Big Numbers

Wii U edges out Melee in registered competitors

Evo 2015, the largest fighting game tournament event of year, is coming up this July 17-19, and hoo boy there will be a lot of Smashers there. According to figures released by Evo organizer Joey Cuellar, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Melee are the second- and third-highest titles...

Review: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (3DS eShop)

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (3DS eShop)

Nerd in My Pocket

As the Angry Video Game Nerd might tell you, the context of a system can matter a great deal toward the quality of the game. A title that isn't so bad on one console can be a putrid pukefest on another. Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, which hit Nintendo first on the Wii U, has shifted to the portable 3DS. So what can you expect?...

Review: My Zoo Vet Practice 3D (3DS eShop)

My Zoo Vet Practice 3D (3DS eShop)

My Zoophobia 3D

It's fair to say that we get our fair share of games to review over here at Nintendo Life that don't necessarily appeal to our core audience of readers. It's just as fair to say that Treva Entertainment's clumsily named My Zoo Vet Practice 3D certainly falls into that category, definitely having a definitive (if somewhat niche)...

Review: G.G Series HERO PUZZLE (DSiWare)

G.G Series HERO PUZZLE (DSiWare)

​A long journey

The G.G Series aims to provide players with quick arcade experiences on their DS systems at a low price point, and it experiments with a wide variety of genres to achieve this goal. Some of these genres are a better fit than others and this results in a somewhat unpredictable line of games that's a collection of highs and lows...

News: Blast Ball is Actually the Tutorial in Metroid Prime: Federation Force, With an Intriguing Story Promised

Blast Ball is Actually the Tutorial in Metroid Prime: Federation Force, With an Intriguing Story Promised

A "Nintendo game", not just an FPS

We all know about the continued damage control around Metroid Prime: Federation Force, so how about we think about the actual game instead? Thankfully producer Kensuke Tanabe is happy to do that, and he's shared some interesting thoughts on the game with Wired. For starters, we have Blast Ball. Unveiled at the...

News: Rare Founders To Be Honoured At The Develop Industry Excellence Awards

Rare Founders To Be Honoured At The Develop Industry Excellence Awards

Tim and Chris Stamper are this year's Development Legends

Rare founders Tim and Chris Stamper will be honoured as Development Legends at this year's Develop Industry Excellence Awards, which take place in Brighton, UK on July 15th. The Stampers established Ashby Computers and Graphics Ltd in 1982, the company that would eventually become Rare. One...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metroid Prime: Federation Force

"There's no sugar coating" the negative reaction

It'll be interesting to look back on the E3 reaction to Metroid Prime: Federation Force this time in 2016, when the game's landed on 3DS and initial negativity has subsided. We don't yet know whether the game itself will be fun, for one thing, but it'll be worth assessing whether attitudes soften, as...

News: Fire Emblem Fates Storms to Number One in Japan

Fire Emblem Fates Storms to Number One in Japan

Beats equivalent launch sales of Awakening

The Japanese Media Create charts have brought positive news for Nintendo of late, and that continues this week with the arrival of the latest blockbuster from Intelligent Systems. Fire Emblem Fates - known as Fire Emblem: If in Japan - has launched in Nintendo's homeland and performed rather well. There...

Weirdness: In Some Parallel Dimension, This Nintendo Cross Presentation Might Actually Be Real

In Some Parallel Dimension, This Nintendo Cross Presentation Might Actually Be Real

Keeping it real fake

Nintendo is working on its next console - dubbed the "NX" - but the company remained tight-lipped at this year's E3. 2015 will go down as a period of transition for the Japanese veteran as it looks to slowly retire its current pair of consoles and move towards something new and exciting, but the lack of solid news means that...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Director Defends Absence of Female Playable Characters

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Director Defends Absence of Female Playable Characters

"Link isn't the most masculine of guys"

In these times of greater equality, social media and ongoing debate around gender, even a cute and lighthearted game such as The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes isn't exempt from scrutiny. That's fair enough, in this writer's view - when avatars and customisation are part of a title, it's a valid topic. Of...

News: Nintendo's Gearing Up With Competitions and New Game Demos at San Diego Comic-Con

Nintendo's Gearing Up With Competitions and New Game Demos at San Diego Comic-Con

Rare amiibo up for grabs

Nintendo of America consistently puts on a decent show at San Diego Comic-Con, taking the chance to show off upcoming releases at the event. This year is no different, and there'll be some demos from E3 in addition to a range of competitions that'll have rare amiibo as prizes - it'll all be going down at the 'Nintendo...

News: Cypronia to Offer Future Release for Free as Celebration of Cube Life: Island Survival Sales

Cypronia to Offer Future Release for Free as Celebration of Cube Life: Island Survival Sales

Early sales show promise in Europe

It's no secret that a number of developers have been producing variations on the theme of Minecraft for the eShop stores, filling a gap in the market. They've enjoyed some success doing this, and Cypronia has been in touch to state that its entry - Cube Life: Island Survival - is doing rather well since its launch...

News: We Could See Some Cult Lucasfilm Properties Coming To Disney Infinity In The Future

We Could See Some Cult Lucasfilm Properties Coming To Disney Infinity In The Future

Nothing is off the table, apparently

Disney Infinity will be hitting its third iteration this year and has already covered an incredible amount of ground when it comes to using famous Disney and Lucasfilm IP. We've already seen the likes of The Avengers, Frozen, Toy Story, Cars and much more besides in the Disney Infinity universe, and this year...

Rumour: Former Rare Composer David Wise Is Working On An Unannounced Nintendo Title

Former Rare Composer David Wise Is Working On An Unannounced Nintendo Title

Man behind Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze's music is back

David Wise is a living legend for many Nintendo fans, having contributed some amazing music to a dazzling array of classic Nintendo releases - the most famous of which is arguably the Donkey Kong Country franchise. Wise has since gone freelance but composed the fantastic soundtrack to...

News: Disney Magical World 2 Is Happening, Folks

Disney Magical World 2 Is Happening, Folks

Happy happy, joy joy

Bandai Namco has confirmed that Disney Magical World is getting a sequel on the Nintendo 3DS. The game - which is known as Disney Magical Castle 2: My Happy Life in Japan - will get its full reveal on July 6th, via the official Japanese website. For the time being, you'll have to make do with the infectiously jolly teaser...