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Editorial: Considering the Recipe For Successful Nintendo Remasters and Re-Releases

Considering the Recipe For Successful Nintendo Remasters and Re-Releases

Are big names enough on their own?

Recently I was heavily focused on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, figuring out the focus for what would become our preview of the title. From a personal perspective it's proving to be a lovely experience replaying the GameCube / Wii title, and it is by most definitions a solid remaster. The graphics...

Nintendo Download: 11th February (Europe)

11th February (Europe)

Oddworld! Old Pokemon Mystery Dungeon! Project X Zone 2! Much more!

Another week is underway, and as always we get up and running with the European Nintendo Download Update. This line-up is a bit of a corker, with a highly promising demo / prelude being joined on 3DS by two major retail releases, while on Wii U we have a long awaiting download-only...

News: 'Pokémon Reorchestrated' Has Its 'Kanto Symphony' Album Removed From YouTube By The Pokémon Company

'Pokémon Reorchestrated' Has Its 'Kanto Symphony' Album Removed From YouTube By The Pokémon Company

That's not effective

Well-known Pokémon fan project Pokémon Reorchestrated - a channel dedicated to orchestral covers of music across the Pokémon games - has had its full Kanto Symphony playlist removed from YouTube by The Pokémon Company. Channel creator Braxton Burks covers this in detail via the video below, but the key notes to take away...

Gallery: Good Smile Strikes Again With Nendoroids and Figmas for Link, Pokémon and More

Good Smile Strikes Again With Nendoroids and Figmas for Link, Pokémon and More

Gotta buy 'em all

Just recently the 2016 Winter Wonder Festival took place in Japan, an event where toys and figures have a chance to shine. As you'd expect of any popular culture gathering in the country you didn't need to go far to find Nintendo goodies - Good Smile, the master purveyors of Nendoroid and Figma figures, were naturally out in force...

Review: Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar / Gregar (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar / Gregar (Wii U eShop / GBA)

One last network battle

Mega Man Battle Network 5 changed a few things around for this series, but was mostly quite similar to its predecessor. Deciding to go for one last hurrah on the Game Boy Advance, Capcom created a sixth Battle Network game. Don't expect any big surprises though; it's still quite similar to its peers. After spending the...

News: Were It Not For Google's Love Of April Fools' Day, Pokémon Go Might Not Have Happened

Were It Not For Google's Love Of April Fools' Day, Pokémon Go Might Not Have Happened

"I think that kind of culture is one of Google’s assets"

Nintendo's smartphone drive doesn't just include the titles it is developing with DeNA - the company has already dipped a toe into mobile gaming waters with the Pokémon franchise, and with the forthcoming release of Pokémon Go, could make quite a large splash in the smart device arena. In...

News: Platinum Is Working On Collaborations That Have Yet To Be Announced

Platinum Is Working On Collaborations That Have Yet To Be Announced

"We never thought we’d get lent IPs from other companies"

Platinum turns 10 this year, and to mark this occasion Famitsu has conducted interviews with several key staff members - including Hideki Kamiya, arguably the studio's most famous (and outspoken) employee. Kamiya admits that his directorial style is quite abrasive, and that after finishing...

Soapbox: A Nintendo Fan's Hopes and Dreams for the NX

A Nintendo Fan's Hopes and Dreams for the NX

Jonathan Bee spells it out

It could be some time yet before Nintendo unveils its NX hardware. It's still a common topic among fans of the company, however, and in this article Nintendo Life reviewer Jonathan Bee outlines his thoughts (combined with information and details we already know about) on what the NX needs in order to achieve success and...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Mother 3 Localisation Rumours, New Splatoon Content Rumours, and More

Mother 3 Localisation Rumours, New Splatoon Content Rumours, and More

Whispers ahoy

Whilst it may not have been an especially explosive week for Nintendo news directly from Nintendo, special sources have been firing ten to the dozen this week bringing forth a wealth of new rumours with surprising validity. If you've been too busy doing other things that someone in your life claims are more important than video games...

News: All amiibo Will Be Compatible with Pokkén Tournament

All amiibo Will Be Compatible with Pokkén Tournament

What might they do?

Pokkén Tournament is only about a month away from release, and it seems like the wait only gets more difficult the closer we get to launch day. The roster of fighters has grown a bit over the past few months, and it appears to be a flashy and enjoyable fighter that'll be filling an otherwise quiet month for the Wii U. It's also...

Random: Don't Forget to Celebrate Mewtwo's Birthday

Don't Forget to Celebrate Mewtwo's Birthday

For he's a jolly good genetically engineered lifeform

February 27th is a big day for Pokémon, marking the series' 20th anniversary since its début games in 1996. However, information contained within those games mentions another special day too - February 6th is Mewtwo's birthday! Players of Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow/FireRed/LeafGreen will...

Feature: A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation 6 - 2013 to ????

A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation 6 - 2013 to ????

Talking 'bout this generation

As we build up to the 20th anniversary of Pokémon later this month, and look hotly ahead towards brand new things, we're concluding our journey through each generation of Pokémon; this month we cover the most recent generation, the one we are still in! Be sure to also check out our retrospectives on generation 1,...

Review: PEG SOLITAIRE (Wii U eShop)

PEG SOLITAIRE (Wii U eShop)

Solo Noble, anyone?

Ever been to a restaurant or doctor's office and found one of those wooden Peg Solitaire boards just lying around? The little triangular board where you hop pegs over each other? The degree to which you compulsively feel a need to pick it up and play it rather than fiddle with your phone is indicative of the interest you'll have...

Hands On: Searching for Clues in Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo

Searching for Clues in Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo

It's elementary

Joe Serebii Merrick goes hands on with the intriguing eShop release that recently arrived in Japan. Back in October 2013, when the NHK television show The Professionals focused on The Pokémon Company President, Tsunekazu Ishihara, it showed him going through the early work for two titles. One title became Pokémon Link! Battle on...

News: Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut is Nearing Release on Wii U

Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut is Nearing Release on Wii U

Both in Europe and North America

Shantae has had a bit of a comeback in the last couple years, and it was arguably all kicked off by Shantae: Risky's Revenge. After the original Shantae released on the Game Boy Color, there was a gap of about eight years before the game received its sequel on DSiWare. This was followed up a few years later by...