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News: Heroes Never Lose: Professor Puzzler's Perplexing Ploy Powering Onto Wii U

Heroes Never Lose: Professor Puzzler's Perplexing Ploy Powering Onto Wii U

Passing pre-determined profit point provides portable preference!

If you enjoy your puzzle games with opponents and real-time arcade style, then please allow a new Professor to make your acquaintance. Action-puzzler Heroes Never Lose: Professor Puzzler's Perplexing Ploy has already surpassed its Kickstarter goal, and the acquisition of a Wii U...

Video: This Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Launch Advert Will Fire You Up

This Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Launch Advert Will Fire You Up

The hype is real

At the time of writing Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is just hours away, bringing us the first portable entry in the series and ending some serious pre-launch hype; then we'll start all over again for the Winter arrival of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. As the brawler is now upon us Nintendo UK has released a suitably dramatic...

News: Mega Rayquaza Confirmed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Mega Rayquaza Confirmed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Will Mega Evolve in a unique way

There's been a lengthy Niconico broadcast of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire today in Japan, and as was promised there's been a major reveal to excite fans. Mega Rayquaza has been announced, and looks set to play an important role in the story. To start with the technical details — via Serebii — we're...

Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Everything You Need to Know About Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

The time is now

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is finally here, the latest brawling behemoth from Masahiro Sakurai and his team. It's been critically acclaimed, awarded 9/10 in our own review, and has proven that — despite some initial fears — the franchise arrives on the portable as a full-fat, fantastic game. With midnight launches on...

News: Atlus Releases Zen and Junpei Character Trailers for Persona Q

Atlus Releases Zen and Junpei Character Trailers for Persona Q

The outsider and the life of the party

In the lead up to Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth's November release Atlus has released two more character trailers this week, and another trailer featuring the cast of Persona 3. Making his series debut in Persona Q, Zen is a crossbow-wielding single-minded knight in shining armour who lacks the ability to...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Questionable Expo Banner Was Just an Error After All

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Questionable Expo Banner Was Just an Error After All

No hunting on Wii U

A recent banner discovered at a German expo with both the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Wii U logos in coupling has been declared as simply an error, and Capcom appear to have no plans to release the game on the Wii U. The official word from Capcom PR is as follows: This was a printing mistake made when the wrong system logo...

Exclusive: Masahiro Sakurai on Planned Accidents and New Ways to Play Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Masahiro Sakurai on Planned Accidents and New Ways to Play Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

"We need to listen not just to the biggest fans"

This week sees the launch of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, the first portable iteration of the famous fighting game franchise. As you'll already know if you're a seasoned reader of Nintendo Life, we've delivered our critical verdict of the game and found it to be something of a smash hit, and...

News: Nintendo UK Confirms Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Championship

Nintendo UK Confirms Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Championship

Winner gets a Wii U, Smash Bros. for Wii U and a goody bag

Nintendo of America recently announced a National Smash Bros. Championships in the US, but there's some good news in the UK with confirmation that an equivalent contest will run in the country. Nintendo UK has confirmed that online registration starts on 3rd October and will run until 8th...

News: Modder Shows How to Play the 3DS With a GameCube Controller

Modder Shows How to Play the 3DS With a GameCube Controller

No need to smash up the system

One controller generally considered to go hand-in-hand with the Super Smash Bros. series is the GameCube pad, which many still use in the most recent home console releases. Of course, it'll be possible to continue that tradition with the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U, but it's not an option for the imminent...

News: Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Lacks Circle Pad Pro Support Due to Processing Power Limitations

Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Lacks Circle Pad Pro Support Due to Processing Power Limitations

So says Masahiro Sakurai

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has a solid control scheme, but there was some gnashing of teeth when it emerged that it won't support the Circle Pad Pro for some convenient Smash Attacks with the second Circle Pad. It's only been natural to wonder why, then, the c-stick on the New Nintendo 3DS is supported, with various...

News: Naughty German Retailer Breaks Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Street Date

Naughty German Retailer Breaks Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Street Date

Those rascals

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is just days away, yet it seems a retailer in Germany couldn't even wait for the right month before grabbing some sales on the title. It is sure to be one of the year's biggest releases on 3DS, yet any street date-breaking sales will inevitably frustrate Nintendo. The apparent early sale was posted...

Video: Japanese Commercial For New 3DS Highlights Those Fetching "Kisekae Plate" Covers

Japanese Commercial For New 3DS Highlights Those Fetching "Kisekae Plate" Covers

Dressing up time

The Japanese launch of the New 3DS is just around the corner, and Nintendo is running commercials in its homeland to promote the customisable nature of the system. The standard New 3DS — not the New 3DS XL — features interchangeable "Kisekae Plate" covers which are sold separately and come in a wide range of eye-catching...

News: Fantasy Life Makes Top 10 UK Chart Début as Hyrule Warriors Loses Its Base

Fantasy Life Makes Top 10 UK Chart Début as Hyrule Warriors Loses Its Base

Some football game dominates proceedings

This past weekend saw the release of FIFA 15 around the world, and unsurprisingly it's dominated the latest chart results for the UK. According to Chart-Track the EA title "accounts for 80% of all entertainment software units this week and a whopping 87% of revenue". That's crazy, though Nintendo did get a...