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News: Animal Crossing Series Director Explains the amiibo Focus of Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival

Animal Crossing Series Director Explains the amiibo Focus of Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival

"​I see these as spin-offs"

In the general trend of E3 delivering Nintendo franchises in unexpected forms, Animal Crossing amiibo Festival on Wii U joined the previously announced Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer as an unexpected update to the series. Aya Kyogoku, the series director, has been speaking to U

News: Gravity Falls: Legend Of The Gnome Gemulets Arrives On 3DS This Fall

Gravity Falls: Legend Of The Gnome Gemulets Arrives On 3DS This Fall

A partnership between Ubisoft & Disney Interactive

Ubisoft and Disney Interactive are teaming up to release a new video game adapted from Disney XD’s hit animated series, Gravity Falls. Coming to the 3DS this Fall, Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets, delivers the cartoon’s trademark quirky humour in the form of a platform game. The...

News: Video: Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations Gets Some Proper Footage and Looks... Alright

Video: Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations Gets Some Proper Footage and Looks... Alright

Coming to Wii U and 3DS

Back in April we brought you the announcement of Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations, which is coming to a whole load of systems including Wii U and 3DS. Confirmed for 'Fall', the reveal was bizarrely accompanied by a 20-second proof-of-concept video that demonstrated how the popular duo would look in a fully 3D...

News: Unseen64 Digs Up Development Insights Into Metroid Prime: Hunters, Dread and Federation Force

Unseen64 Digs Up Development Insights Into Metroid Prime: Hunters, Dread and Federation Force

Dread "literally looked like a port of Fusion on DS"

Just recently we shared the most recent work of Unseen64, which produced a devastating expose of the doomed Project H.A.M.M.E.R., highlighting the problems between North American studio Nintendo Software Technology (NST) and Japanese management. It was an episode that, ultimately, didn't reflect...

News: Fire Emblem Fates Leads Japanese Charts Alongside Rhythm Heaven and Splatoon

Fire Emblem Fates Leads Japanese Charts Alongside Rhythm Heaven and Splatoon

3DS still dominates in hardware, too

With another passing week we have the latest Media Create charts out of Japan, and the focus this time is on momentum and solid sellers, with no major new releases arriving to shake up the results. From Nintendo's perspective the news is positive, with its releases showing decent numbers and hardware holding...

News: The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure Will Bring Its Wit to Wii U and 3DS

The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure Will Bring Its Wit to Wii U and 3DS

Also suitable for those with nut allergies

The Peanuts comic-strip, by Charles M. Schulz, is a truly iconic part of the art-form. Readers of various ages are surely familiar with the adventures of Peanuts, Charlie Brown and company, and it's not surprising that celebrations are due for its 65th anniversary. A big part of the celebrations will be a...

News: Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader Pre-Orders Begin to Pop Up in the West

Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader Pre-Orders Begin to Pop Up in the West

Joining Happy Home Designer in the US

Are you one of those people who haven't upgraded to the New Nintendo 3DS yet? Aside from getting extra processing power, extra shoulder buttons, a C-Stick nubbin and super stable 3D screen - one of the nice benefits is that you can just tap one of your amiibo on the screen and it can be scanned via the device's...

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...