Latest News

News: How Fire Emblem amiibo Interact with Fates

How Fire Emblem amiibo Interact with Fates

Memories of distant Battlefields...

In what likely comes as a surprise to absolutely nobody, Fire Emblem Fates comes with amiibo compatibility for figures from the series. One fun little twist, however, seems to be a solid nod to where these characters had been employed between installments. According to the folks at Siliconera, Robin, Lucina, Ike,...

News: The Square Enix Teases for Dragon Quest 3DS Localisations Ramp Up

The Square Enix Teases for Dragon Quest 3DS Localisations Ramp Up

Could it finally happen?

Dragon Quest is a franchise with a decent recent history on Nintendo portables, exemplified by the global release of Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies on 3DS. Since that time it's been a franchise - from a Nintendo fans' perspective - stuck in Japan, however, with a Dragon Quest VII re-release on 3DS in Spring...

News: Yoshi's Woolly World and Splatoon Hang Tough in UK Charts

Yoshi's Woolly World and Splatoon Hang Tough in UK Charts

LEGO Jurassic Park on Wii U starts well

The UK chart results are in and, while Nintendo is hardly storming away at the top, it has some cause to be pleased. Some key titles are still shifting units, while a third-party effort's also had a reasonable start. Yoshi's Woolly World made its début in 4th place, and in its second week saw a 60% drop in...

Hands On: Blast Ball Brings Crude Button Mashing and is a Poor Advert for Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Blast Ball Brings Crude Button Mashing and is a Poor Advert for Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Tom and Anthony scratch their heads at Nintendo's Prime demo

Blast Ball had a peculiar reveal and presence in recent weeks. It first appeared in the Nintendo World Championships without Metroid branding, and was then revealed in the E3 Digital Event to be part of Metroid Prime: Federation Force, the divisive 3DS title in development by Next Level...

Feature: A Tale of Adventure and Totemic Chaos in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

A Tale of Adventure and Totemic Chaos in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Three brave heroes seek triumph

This is the tale of identical triplets living in a quiet, uninteresting corner of Hyrule, each with an earnest desire to escape and see the world. Their section of Hyrule isn't on the lavish maps produced in honour of their hero Link, but is off the edge and out of view. Not even smashing pots is much fun in their...

Video: Watch Acclaimed Manga Artist Kozaki Yusuke Draw Felicia From Fire Emblem Fates

Watch Acclaimed Manga Artist Kozaki Yusuke Draw Felicia From Fire Emblem Fates

The long and short version

Art design is vital in any game, and it's particularly important when there's a sizeable cast of characters to consider. It's with that in mind that the return of acclaimed manga artist and character designer Kozaji Yusuke to work on Fire Emblem Fates - called Fire Emblem: If in Japan - is such welcome news. Yusuke-san's...

News: New Skylanders SuperChargers Trailer Plays Up Bowser and Donkey Kong as IP's First Ever Guest Stars

New Skylanders SuperChargers Trailer Plays Up Bowser and Donkey Kong as IP's First Ever Guest Stars

Will the tie-in pay off for Nintendo and Activision?

While Skylanders SuperChargers isn't - according to our surveys - particularly high up the wishlists of active Nintendo Life readers, it could be a notable release for Wii U, in particular. During E3 Nintendo and Activision confirmed a smart and unique collaboration that brings Bowser and Donkey...

News: ​Fire Emblem Fates Birthright Edition Is The Popular Choice In Japan

​Fire Emblem Fates Birthright Edition Is The Popular Choice In Japan

Which path would you choose?

We know Fire Emblem Fates will be released in Europe and North America sometime in 2016, but that doesn't stop us from enjoying the action in Japan, where the game is already available. Fire Emblem: If - as it is known in Japan – has sold incredibly well, with the Special Edition Bundle being so much in demand that a...

News: Nintendo Seeks Improvement at E3 2016, Though Miyamoto Defends Near-Term Rather Than "Dream-Like Demonstrations"

Nintendo Seeks Improvement at E3 2016, Though Miyamoto Defends Near-Term Rather Than "Dream-Like Demonstrations"

Miyamoto-san doesn't approve

Courtesy of the internet and its never-ending ability to make a lot of noise, Nintendo's senior management will know only too well that some of the company's most vocal fans were rather disappointed with the company's E3 showing. Its focus on near-term releases meant there were plenty of previously announced titles,...

Video: Marvel at the Madness of Project X Zone 2 in This Extended Footage

Marvel at the Madness of Project X Zone 2 in This Extended Footage

Over seven minutes of action

Project X Zone 2 is heading to the 3DS in Europe in 2016, which is great news - albeit a delay - for those that got drawn into the anarchic original RPG. Meshing together franchises from SEGA, Capcom and Bandai Namco, it doesn't have to make sense to be entertaining. Bandai Namco of Europe has now published a new video...

Video: Rodea The Sky Soldier Takes Flight In This Fresh Gameplay Trailer

Rodea The Sky Soldier Takes Flight In This Fresh Gameplay Trailer

Sky fallin'

Rodea the Sky Soldier's rather drawn-out route to market would be enough to make any video game character feel a little downhearted, but this flighty protagonist isn't giving up. With the Japanese launch in the bag and a North American release just around the corner, we're being treated to some more gameplay footage from the Yuji Naka's...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's July DLC Brings Great Gear and Fan Favourites

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's July DLC Brings Great Gear and Fan Favourites

Straight-up Monster Hunting this month

For its sheer volume of content its hard to look beyond Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate as a leading light on the 3DS. It's an experience catered to skilful, dedicated players, however, and the July batch of DLC is certainly full of challenges for fans and masters of the franchise. There are no quirky crossovers...

News: Nintendo Has No Plans For amiibo Support In The Legend Of Zelda: Triforce Heroes

Nintendo Has No Plans For amiibo Support In The Legend Of Zelda: Triforce Heroes

"This game isn't a natural fit for it"

While Nintendo’s amiibo line has resulted in a mixture of happiness and frustration for fans, it’s clearly a goldmine for Kyoto-based company right now. For these reasons it comes as somewhat surprising news the upcoming 3DS title, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, will not include amiibo support. In...

News: 3D Streets Of Rage 2 Arrives In North America July 16

3D Streets Of Rage 2 Arrives In North America July 16

Take to the streets!

Widely regarded as one of the best side-scrolling fighters ever created, the 1992 hit – Streets of Rage 2 – is set to be released locally in both North America and Europe as a part of the SEGA 3D Classics line this July. A new listing on the North American 3DS eShop has now revealed 3D Streets of Rage 2 will be arriving in...

News: Blast Ball is Actually the Tutorial in Metroid Prime: Federation Force, With an Intriguing Story Promised

Blast Ball is Actually the Tutorial in Metroid Prime: Federation Force, With an Intriguing Story Promised

A "Nintendo game", not just an FPS

We all know about the continued damage control around Metroid Prime: Federation Force, so how about we think about the actual game instead? Thankfully producer Kensuke Tanabe is happy to do that, and he's shared some interesting thoughts on the game with Wired. For starters, we have Blast Ball. Unveiled at the...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metroid Prime: Federation Force

"There's no sugar coating" the negative reaction

It'll be interesting to look back on the E3 reaction to Metroid Prime: Federation Force this time in 2016, when the game's landed on 3DS and initial negativity has subsided. We don't yet know whether the game itself will be fun, for one thing, but it'll be worth assessing whether attitudes soften, as...

News: Fire Emblem Fates Storms to Number One in Japan

Fire Emblem Fates Storms to Number One in Japan

Beats equivalent launch sales of Awakening

The Japanese Media Create charts have brought positive news for Nintendo of late, and that continues this week with the arrival of the latest blockbuster from Intelligent Systems. Fire Emblem Fates - known as Fire Emblem: If in Japan - has launched in Nintendo's homeland and performed rather well. There...