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News: Yoshi's New Island Makes UK Chart Début in 12th Place

Yoshi's New Island Makes UK Chart Début in 12th Place

Avoids getting egg on its face

Last week brought us the launch of Yoshi's New Island, which was met with a decidedly mixed critical reaction. Despite that its success rests not in reviews but in the final results — its performance at retail and, of course, on the eShop. We have a chance to gauge part of its early performance courtesy of the...

News: Level-5's President Discusses Professor Layton's Origins and Plans for More "Unique" Games in the Series

Level-5's President Discusses Professor Layton's Origins and Plans for More "Unique" Games in the Series

"We wanted to offer two intelligent characters"

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy has now arrived in stores around the world, bringing a close to the prequel trilogy and, it seems, the adventures of the iconic Professor Hershel Layton. It was a fantastic finale that was also tinged with sadness, as it closed the door on the top hat wearing...

Weirdness: Titanfall Gets a Glorious Yoshi Write-Up in The Times

Titanfall Gets a Glorious Yoshi Write-Up in The Times

We'd totally buy Titanfall: Yoshi Edition

There's no getting around the fact that Yoshi's New Island had mixed reviews — we awarded it a 5/10 score, with various major outlets varying from 4 to 8 out of 10; there's little denying that it divided opinion. It's out in the wild now, however, and consumers will make their own decisions on how the...

Play: Mario Kart 7 with Nintendo Life

Mario Kart 7 with Nintendo Life

Time for pure racing...

Earlier this year we had our first Mario Kart 7 community event of 2014, and unsurprisingly it was a lot of fun. Since that time the release date for Mario Kart 8 has been confirmed, and we've realised that we need a lot more practice before the new Wii U title rolls around. Besides, the 3DS game is still a blast to play over...

Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women In Games Won't Make the Problem Go Away

Ignoring The Objectification Of Women In Games Won't Make the Problem Go Away

Should we boycott Senran Kagura Burst's balloon-breasted characters?

Long-time readers of Nintendo Life will be aware that we've given a fair amount of coverage to Senran Kagura Burst, a 3DS fighting game which recently launched in Europe amid a campaign which focused almost entirely on the title's bevy of busty female combatants. To be honest, I...

News: Japanese Persona Q Limited Edition 3DS Revealed

Japanese Persona Q Limited Edition 3DS Revealed

Velvety smooth

It feels like a long wait for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, Atlus' fascinating mix of Persona fan-favourites with the dungeon crawling of the Etrian Odyssey series, but as that 5th June Japanese release date draws nearer — it's a Fall arrival in North America — more details continue to be unveiled. Today's treat is a...

News: Nintendo Highlights Positive February Sales in the U.S. of Bravely Default and Tropical Freeze

Nintendo Highlights Positive February Sales in the U.S. of Bravely Default and Tropical Freeze

Wii U hardware and software increase compared to February 2013

It's that time again, with the NPD results — which cover physical retail sales in the U.S. — for February starting to emerge. Nintendo has, in a surprising twist on previous months, been quick to jump into the fray with its results, no doubt due to the fact it could report positive...

News: Ace Attorney Creator Wanted to End Series at Original Trilogy

Ace Attorney Creator Wanted to End Series at Original Trilogy

Court continued against his initial wishes

There has always been debate within various forms of entertainment over whether a series or story idea has overstayed its welcome. People may cry out for more, but is it worth the risk of a weakened narrative or overall impact? In an interview with Official Nintendo Magazine, Ace Attorney series creator...

News: One Piece Unlimited World Red Is Sailing To Wii U And 3DS In Europe And Australia

One Piece Unlimited World Red Is Sailing To Wii U And 3DS In Europe And Australia

Prepare to shiver those timbers

Namco Bandai Games has revealed that it is bringing One Piece Unlimited World Red to Wii U and 3DS consoles in Europe and Australia. Based on the massively popular manga and anime series created by Eiichiiro Oda, Unlimited World Red will showcase all the usual nautical action and adventure, fused with co-op play and...

News: Nintendo Comes Up Empty at BAFTA Awards

Nintendo Comes Up Empty at BAFTA Awards

Darn...

Nintendo's been picking up a decent number of awards in recent months, with varied winners such as Super Mario 3D World, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds winning in various ceremonies and multiple categories. The gravy train can't keep running forever, however, as Nintendo has been left empty-handed at...

News: Pure Chess Will Checkmate Your Wii U And 3DS Very Soon Indeed

Pure Chess Will Checkmate Your Wii U And 3DS Very Soon Indeed

Developer VooFoo had to fine-tune the cross-platform multiplayer

There was a bit of a delay making the jump to Nintendo platforms, but Chess nuts need not wait much longer. Pure Chess publisher Ripstone has today announced that the highly anticipated digital title will finally be making its way to the 3DS and Wii U eShops on March 20th. The game...

News: 3DS Faces a Renewed Vita Challenge in Japan as Home Consoles Underperform

3DS Faces a Renewed Vita Challenge in Japan as Home Consoles Underperform

3DS software continues strong run

It's Wednesday, so it's Media Create Japanese charts day. After a 2013 where each week could roughly be summarised as "3DS crushing all in its way", this year is shaping up to be a more competitive, dynamic contest. To begin with software, top spot is taken by PS Vita newcomer Soul Sacrifice Delta, an expanded and...

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...