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News: Final Fantasy Explorers Achieves Respectable UK Sales as LEGO Marvel's Avengers Leads the Way

Final Fantasy Explorers Achieves Respectable UK Sales as LEGO Marvel's Avengers Leads the Way

Some success for 3DS

The UK charts have been rather grim for Nintendo so far in 2016, but this week has thankfully brought some positive news with two new releases making their mark on the top 40. First of all let's look at Final Fantasy Explorers, the Square Enix spin-off that's exclusive to 3DS. Packed with fan service, it's managed to secure...

News: Nintendo Confirms Bayonetta, Corrin & Final Mii Costume DLC in Super Smash Bros. for 3rd February

Nintendo Confirms Bayonetta, Corrin & Final Mii Costume DLC in Super Smash Bros. for 3rd February

Or the 4th; don't you love time zones?

The long-awaited final bundle of DLC, or AOC as Nintendo likes to call it, for Super Smash Bros. including Bayonetta and Corrin will be landing on Wii U and 3DS systems on 3rd February in North America and the 4th in Europe. Nintendo has yet to confirm a time but judging from the official Nintendo of America...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Super Smash Bros. Rumoured as NX Launch Title, Shovel Knight amiibo Embarrassment & More

Super Smash Bros. Rumoured as NX Launch Title, Shovel Knight amiibo Embarrassment & More

Where's that salt?

Another week, another boatload of news that every fan is expected to digest alongside all the other things that are apparently happening outside the world of video games. Once again Nintendo Life Weekly is here to save you from the fate of current event vacuousness. This week we look at the rumours surrounding a title in the...

News: Monster Hunter X (Cross) Sales Hit 3.2 Million as Capcom Talks Up 'Firm' Overseas Results

Monster Hunter X (Cross) Sales Hit 3.2 Million as Capcom Talks Up 'Firm' Overseas Results

Surpasses 2.5 million target for Japan, 4 Ultimate also does well

Capcom's latest financial results make for some healthy reading, as it's reported profits for the first nine months of this financial year (1st April to 31st December 2015) that are up on the previous year. Games with Monster Hunter in the title have played a big part in that...

News: Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Developers Discuss the Game's Development

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Developers Discuss the Game's Development

It's all about finding balance

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is out now in all territories, giving gamers the opportunity to experience the crossover of Nintendo's two popular Mario RPG series'. Naturally, the Paper Jam Miiverse page has seen a lot of activity over this past week, and Nintendo has chosen to capitalise on this by posting another...

News: Analytics Company Fancensus Rates Major Nintendo Releases and Their Impact in 2015

Analytics Company Fancensus Rates Major Nintendo Releases and Their Impact in 2015

Covering September to 31st December

A debate that often rages in Nintendo-centric forums can be around the company's marketing of major releases; especially if a game struggles, part of the post-mortem looks at the big N's efforts to spread awareness. Nintendo has rapidly grown its influence on social media, in recent years, but how is its promotion...

News: Nintendo Confirms a Short Spell of Network Maintenance for Early February

Nintendo Confirms a Short Spell of Network Maintenance for Early February

Nothing to get down(time) about

Sometimes Nintendo finds something it doesn't like and suddenly drops maintenance and network downtime upon us, and on other occasions it's simply a bit of regular house cleaning. It's the latter that's on the way early next week, so we thought we might as well give you advance warning. On this occasion it should...

News: Nintendo's Official UK Store Gives a Free Animal Crossing: New Leaf Calendar to Customers

Nintendo's Official UK Store Gives a Free Animal Crossing: New Leaf Calendar to Customers

Well, that's nice

Companies sometimes behave in sociopathic ways, if we're to think of these enormous corporate entities as we would a person - Sony's a current example in trying and failing to trademark the "Let's Play" phrase - but occasionally they do something nice. Sure, it's often the case that it's all about securing loyalty, but let's not be...

Video: Bravely Second Jobs Trailer Features Deadly Desserts And Catmancery

Bravely Second Jobs Trailer Features Deadly Desserts And Catmancery

12 new jobs detailed

Bravely Second: End Layer is headed to Europe on February 26th, and Nintendo has published a new video which shows off some of the 12 new job classes included in the game. Highlights include the Catmancer, who can copy the abilities of monsters, and the Patissier, who "undermines foes with deadly desserts". Ahem. With these 12...

News: Nintendo Outlines Details of DLC Map Pack One in Fire Emblem Fates

Nintendo Outlines Details of DLC Map Pack One in Fire Emblem Fates

Regular updates to keep you busy

Fire Emblem Fates, across two retail editions and a third campaign as DLC, is set to offer a lot of content - for a combined $80 or so for the full story, admittedly. Beyond that it's following the lead of Fire Emblem: Awakening in offering plenty of DLC maps; these will provide fan service and useful rewards such as...

News: Hyrule Warriors Legends Secures Third Place in Japanese Charts, With Sales Below Wii U Predecessor

Hyrule Warriors Legends Secures Third Place in Japanese Charts, With Sales Below Wii U Predecessor

New 3DS LL still leads hardware as Wii U dips

Another week, another set of Media Create Japanese charts, and this week brings a few major releases to consider, though hardware sales are only showing minor changes. To kick off with software Yakuza: Kiwami is in the top two positions for PS4 and PS3, making it the most successful new arrival this...

News: The Official Fire Emblem Fates Site is Now Live in North America

The Official Fire Emblem Fates Site is Now Live in North America

Which side will you choose?

In just a few weeks, Fire Emblem Fates will finally release in North America, giving gamers the opportunity to experience the hotly anticipated sequel to Fire Emblem: Awakening. We really liked it based off of a recent preview build, and it's certainly shaping up to deliver some excellent strategic action. And with two...

Video: 'Smashified' Adds Krystal To Its Collection of Super Smash Bros. Speed Paintings

'Smashified' Adds Krystal To Its Collection of Super Smash Bros. Speed Paintings

Crystal clear

YouTube account Smashified - a series dedicated to bringing our favourite video-game characters into Super Smash Bros. via the form of graphic art - has added its latest entry to the series; Star Fox's Krystal. The video below shows a sped-up version of the project - which they've said has taken months to complete - and it really is...

Hands On: Finding Work and Adventure in Bravely Second: End Layer

Finding Work and Adventure in Bravely Second: End Layer

Any game with a Catmancer is on our radar

Bravely Default was an interesting title for Square Enix to release, as it was a classic Final Fantasy-style game in essentially all but name. Though it featured many well-trodden JRPG tropes, it mixed these in with modern gameplay standards and conveniences that made the experience all the more enjoyable...

News: Pokémon Yellow, Red And Blue 2DS Bundles Now Up For Pre-Order In The UK

Pokémon Yellow, Red And Blue 2DS Bundles Now Up For Pre-Order In The UK

Gotta pre-order 'em all?

The Nintendo UK store has opened pre-orders for the new Pokémon Yellow, Red & Blue 2DS bundles. Each one comes with a carry case of the appropriate colour (well, almost - the yellow system has a grey one), as well as a preinstalled version of the relevant game. The asking price is £79.99, while the yellow version of...