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Nintendo Download: 24th July (North America)

24th July (North America)

Fiesta time, Cars, a Master Reboot, Wooden Sen'SeY and more

It's that time again, North America, for the Nintendo Download details to tempt you into parting from your eShop funds. We have three new titles on the Wii U eShop, an excellent arrival on 3DS eShop, Virtual Console entries on both systems, discounts and more. Let's get to it. Missed the...

Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perfect For Summer

Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perfect For Summer

Remember, you don't want sunburn, so play some games

As you may know, we aim to provide interesting feature content on a daily basis here at Nintendo Life, whether through interviews, Soapboxes, Talking Points or more general articles like this that have a catch-all 'Feature' prefix. It's been challenging at Nintendo Life HQ, though, because the...

News: Steel Empire Blasting A Path To The North American 3DS eShop Next Week

Steel Empire Blasting A Path To The North American 3DS eShop Next Week

Teyon handling the localisation, no European release planned for now

We went a bit potty over Steel Empire when it was remastered for the Japanese 3DS eShop at the start of the year. A classic Sega Mega Drive / Genesis shooter from the early '90s, the game was given a makeover for Nintendo's handheld which included new visuals and an improved...

News: The Fantasy Life Adventure Begins in Europe on 26th September

The Fantasy Life Adventure Begins in Europe on 26th September

Opening movie shows off various character classes

Update: It seems that a North American release date of 24th October was confirmed in early June (thanks Tops), meaning it'll arrive almost a full month earlier in Europe. Original Article: Fantasy Life was a title given extensive coverage during the rolling E3 Nintendo Treehouse broadcast, with a...

Review: Pick-A-Gem (3DS eShop)

Pick-A-Gem (3DS eShop)

Pick up or put down?

Jewel games are kind of a big deal right now. When we aren’t crushing candy we’re swiping crystals and arranging colours into pleasing lines to calm that casual OCD which mobile gaming has begun to inspire. It’s easy to get lost in the swarm of them on 3DS alone, so Gamelion studio’s latest release

News: Gaist Crusher God Is Getting A Beastly Serving Of Monster Hunter 4 Content

Gaist Crusher God Is Getting A Beastly Serving Of Monster Hunter 4 Content

Joining the hunt

Gaist Crusher God launches in Japan on September 4th, and Capcom has today announced that the game will get crossover content from Monster Hunter 4. Players will be able to do battle with famous beasts from the popular title, each boasting a revised look so that they fit snugly into the Gaist Crusher world. Characters will also...

News: Official Hyrule Warriors Screens Show Ocarina of Time Stages, Sheik, Darunia, Princess Ruto and More

Official Hyrule Warriors Screens Show Ocarina of Time Stages, Sheik, Darunia, Princess Ruto and More

Nostalgia overload with 50 screens

Earlier this week it was revealed that Ocarina of Time was joining Hyrule Warriors with Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto, along with stages and other elements to fit in with the game. As has been the case with previous Hyrule Warriors reveals, an initial magazine exclusive has rapidly made way for a deluge of...

News: NES30 GamePad Brings Old School Control To iOS, Android, Mac, Windows And Wii

NES30 GamePad Brings Old School Control To iOS, Android, Mac, Windows And Wii

Let's party like it's 1985

If you're fed up of using the Wiimote for games like New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Donkey Kong Country Returns, then you might want to take a look at 8Bitdo's new NES30 GamePad controller. A near-perfect replication of the original 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System joypad, this controller brings the concept up to date...

Review: Me & My Pets 3D (3DS eShop)

Me & My Pets 3D (3DS eShop)

Pet-thetic

First thing’s first: the pets in Me & My Pets 3D are not yours. You are running a pet hotel, so they belong to others. Second, things are not in 3D as much as a flat, albeit layered, pseudo-3D. Third, the pets do not resemble real pets as much as colourful rocks that have been given GIF animations. For a game that seems to scream...

Video: Nintendo Minute Heads to Capcom For Release Dates, Comic-Con Swag and a Mega Man Masterclass

Nintendo Minute Heads to Capcom For Release Dates, Comic-Con Swag and a Mega Man Masterclass

Mega Man Battle Network Hits North America on 31st July

The latest episode of Nintendo Minute is a little different from the norm, as our hosts headed down the road on a short trip to Capcom where they caught up with Brett Elston, the man often tasked with revealing details on upcoming games through the Capcom Unity forums. This episode is worth a...

News: Nintendo Confirms Comic-Con Mario Kart 8 Tournament and Smash Bros. Live Broadcast Details

Nintendo Confirms Comic-Con Mario Kart 8 Tournament and Smash Bros. Live Broadcast Details

Nintendo Live on Twitch starts on 25th July

Update: For those in attendance at Comic-Con, there'll also be an opportunity to have Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS brought to you for surprise game time, details in the tweet below. Original Article: Nintendo has big plans for San Diego Comic-Con this week, with a broad selection of demos...

Review: Bases Loaded (3DS eShop / NES)

Bases Loaded (3DS eShop / NES)

Can this old timer still make contact?

Back in the mid-to-late 80s, when the NES was the dominant force in video games, cyber sporting wasn’t exactly the complex affair that it is now. With modern controllers having about a dozen buttons and joysticks to manage, it’s common for every one of those to be utilized for numerous functions —...

News: Dragon Quest X All-In-One Retail Package Will Include Wii, Wii U and PC Copies in Japan

Dragon Quest X All-In-One Retail Package Will Include Wii, Wii U and PC Copies in Japan

Let the package design nightmare begin

Update: It seems that there will still be three distinct SKUs for this 'all-in-one' version, identifiable with Wii U, Wii and PC branding. Each will still, nevertheless, contain copies for all three platforms. Original Article: Square Enix has announced that the upcoming Dragon Quest X 'all-in-one' retail...

Site News: Look, We'll Provide File Sizes For Download Games, So Please Stop Asking

Look, We'll Provide File Sizes For Download Games, So Please Stop Asking

Ask and you shall (eventually) receive

We like to think that we're receptive to the wants and needs of our readership here at Nintendo Life, but one thing we've neglected to do in the past few years is heed the demands for file size data to be included on game pages. Moving forward you will find that the game information page will now include the...

News: Fret Not, Bravely Default's Agnes Oblige Will Return In Bravely Second

Fret Not, Bravely Default's Agnes Oblige Will Return In Bravely Second

We know it's been keeping you up at night

Those of you who played and completed the original Bravely Default may be worrying about whether or not the game's iconic heroine, Agnes Oblige, will be making an appearance in Bravely Second, which is currently in development for the 3DS. Allow us to put those fears to rest, because information just...

News: Miiverse Update Allows Screenshots As Favourite Posts and Additional Community Info

Miiverse Update Allows Screenshots As Favourite Posts and Additional Community Info

Share your favourite Communities with the world

The Miiverse platform is continually being updated by Nintendo, with the recent addition of line breaks not necessarily blowing minds, but doing its part to improve the service. We've seen posts support more characters, improvements to the profile layout and options, and more besides. Yet another...

News: Yokai Watch 2 Maintains Dominance as Hardware Sales Fall in Japan

Yokai Watch 2 Maintains Dominance as Hardware Sales Fall in Japan

Home console sales continue summer decline

In last week's Media Create chart results for Japan, Yokai Watch stormed the charts with 1.3 million sales. A combination of the growing popularity of Level-5's franchise and the decision to release two versions helped it surpass the lifetime sales of its predecessor in just one week. As expected, Yokai...