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Talking Point: Important Steps to Bring the 3DS and Wii U Closer Together

Important Steps to Bring the 3DS and Wii U Closer Together

Do cross the streams

The Wii U is struggling. It’s a lovely looking console with some great games, but large developers whose names don’t start with “Nin” and end with “Tendo” are hardly queuing up to make software for the system, and there's little publicly visible to change that situation; the download-only scene is, thankfully, much...

Play: Mario Kart 7 with Nintendo Life - Training for MK8

Mario Kart 7 with Nintendo Life - Training for MK8

Now we're getting serious

Earlier this year we revived the Nintendo Life Mario Kart community event, enjoying some shell-throwing hijinks for a number of hours. It was fun, of course, and we can only apologise that it's taken us a little while to plan the next instalment. But still, let's do this. Mario Kart 8 arrives on 30th May and we intend to...

Video: Meet Torri, One of Conception II's Heroines

Meet Torri,  One of Conception II's Heroines

See Torri in all her glory

After revealing the ability to transform Conception II's star children into Giant Death Robots last week, Atlus has decided to show off something that's a bit easier to digest: introductions to the game's seven heroines. Torri is the first of the bunch to get a video introduction showcasing not only a massive gun, but her...

News: Sega's Classic Shooter Fantasy Zone Is Blasting Onto Japanese 3DS eShop This Month

Sega's Classic Shooter Fantasy Zone Is Blasting Onto Japanese 3DS eShop This Month

Welcome to the... ah, you know

If you're a fan of Sega's 3D Classics range then you'll be pleased to know that the company has revealed that a new version of Fantasy Zone — entitled 3D Fantasy Zone: Opa Opa Brothers — will hit the Japanese 3DS eShop on the 19th of March. As with all previous 3D re-releases, the usual Sega love is on show —...

News: Monster Hunter Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto Emphasizes the Value of Community and the 3DS for MH4 Ultimate

Monster Hunter Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto Emphasizes the Value of Community and the 3DS for MH4 Ultimate

"At this time we're focusing on the 3DS version"

Its arrival in "early 2015" may seem rather far away, but we suspect a good number of 3DS owners are rather excited about the upcoming arrival of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. It's a much anticipated localisation, and as with the previous Western release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate it'll be the expanded...

News: Nintendo of America Releases Snaps of Young Celebrities Plugging Yoshi's New Island

Nintendo of America Releases Snaps of Young Celebrities Plugging Yoshi's New Island

Egging them on

When new games are on the horizon Nintendo occasionally reels out some celebrities to pose with the product in question, to give them an extra cool factor. We imagine that's the intention anyway, some of us older gamers have to consult Wikipedia to find out who these stars are, but we suspect that's not the case for the target...

News: Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks Tops February Sales in Spain as Tropical Freeze Grabs Seventh

Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks Tops February Sales in Spain as Tropical Freeze Grabs Seventh

Four Nintendo titles in the top 10

We often report the weekly UK and Japanese chart results here on Nintendo Life, as well as the monthly NPD results for the U.S., but there are a significant number of other valuable territories in which Nintendo is competing. It can also paint a worrying picture for European sales as titles struggle in the UK,...

News: Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Just Got More Real - Lumiose City Confirmed as a New Stage

Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Just Got More Real - Lumiose City Confirmed as a New Stage

Fight on The Prism Tower

Over the many weeks of daily screenshots from Masahiro Sakurai on the Super Smash Bros. Miiverse Director's room, those desiring the 3DS version may have felt that the Wii U iteration was getting shown a lot more love. That was probably the case, though in recent times Sakurai-san has posted more images of the portable...

Video: This Pokémon XY The Movie - The Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie Trailer is Rather Dramatic

This Pokémon XY The Movie - The Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie Trailer is Rather Dramatic

Stuff is happening

Pokémon X & Pokémon Y have done particularly well since arriving on 3DS, selling an impressive number of copies and — with follow-up apps such as Pokémon Bank — is likely still keeping plenty of players entertained months after release. As is always the case with those Pocket Monsters, though, there's always something...

News: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Pokémon X & Y the Last Nintendo Games Standing in UK Top 40

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Pokémon X & Y the Last Nintendo Games Standing in UK Top 40

Modest performance in multi-platform releases, too

The latest UK software chart results are in, and they make worrying reading for Nintendo. With 2014 well under way and new releases increasingly arriving on multiple platforms, weekly sales of Nintendo titles — and multiplatform titles on Wii U and 3DS — are being increasingly pushed out of the...

News: Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance on Wii U and 3DS Scheduled For 13th March

Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance on Wii U and 3DS Scheduled For 13th March

One month after the last Nintendo Direct...

Nintendo can be accused of many things, often unfairly, but sleeping on the online job surely isn't one of them. The current generation of Wii U and 3DS has seen the company drastically evolve and update its online infrastructure, and system maintenance has been a regular feature of just that. Sometimes...

News: Tortimer Island Confirmed as a New 3DS Stage in Super Smash Bros.

Tortimer Island Confirmed as a New 3DS Stage in Super Smash Bros.

Bells of heaven

Masahiro Sakurai's daily Miiverse posts of screens for the new Super Smash Bros. entries remain hugely popular, often showing humorous poses or revealing details on mechanics, moves and features of the games. Reveals are often made through this Director's Room community, too, and Sakurai-san has now unveiled a new stage for the 3DS...

News: Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Wants Your Money

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Wants Your Money

What the Fu?!

Last year we brought you the disturbing news that Mine O'Mine, a company owned by Shaquille O'Neal, registered a series of trademarks for possible use in video games. As Shaq Fu on the Super NES is widely regarded as a shockingly bad game, it was news to prompt shudders rather than celebrations. Well, a new game is possibly on the...