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News: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Edition Bundle Launching May 22nd

Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Edition Bundle Launching May 22nd

Demo hitting the eShop earlier in the month

Western players won't have too much longer to wait before they can get their hands on some red hot, orb-matching action, as the Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros Edition bundle has been confirmed for a May 22nd release date in North America. This handy double-pack features...

News: Square Enix's Failed Attempt At Combining Games And Anime Is Getting Pulled From Retail In Japan

Square Enix's Failed Attempt At Combining Games And Anime Is Getting Pulled From Retail In Japan

Say goodbye to Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter: Albatross no Tsubasa

Multimedia franchises are all the rage in Japan these days. The market for brands which straddle video games, toys and anime is huge, and it's little wonder that companies like Nintendo, Sega and Capcom have all tried to crack this lucrative market. Square Enix is another veteran video...

News: Fossil Fighters: Frontier Stomps its Way to North American Stores on 20th March

Fossil Fighters: Frontier Stomps its Way to North American Stores on 20th March

Nintendo is unearthing this hidden gem

The Fossil Fighters series is one of Nintendo’s much more niche franchises. Bearing some passing resemblance to the popular Pokémon series; the games are centered around exploring environments in search of buried fossils, then reviving the fossils and having the “Vivosaurs” duke it out with other fossil...

News: Eiji Aonuma Reveals More Information About the Development of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

Eiji Aonuma Reveals More Information About the Development of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

"It left a lasting impression"

It seems that the recent release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D has opened a veritable floodgate of memories for Eiji Aonuma, the Zelda series’ producer. He’s partaken in numerous interviews in the wake of the re-release and in each one, more details were unearthed as to how the game came to be what it...

Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think a Unified Platform is the Future

The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think a Unified Platform is the Future

Better, together

When Nintendo today announced its partnership with DeNA, which focuses on "smart devices" (mobile phones and tablets), it was wise to also include a statement of intent around its current business - dedicated game systems. As proof that Nintendo maintains strong enthusiasm for the dedicated game system business, let me confirm...

Video: Nintendo of America Unveils Commercial for Mario Party 10 Tie-In With Kids Choice Awards

Nintendo of America Unveils Commercial for Mario Party 10 Tie-In With Kids Choice Awards

Have a PAX East Puzzle & Dragons video as a bonus...

It may not be an official Year of Bowser, but March is certainly the Month of Bowser courtesy of Mario Party 10 arriving on Wii U. With the Bowser Mode being an integral part in distinguishing this entry from its many predecessors, it's little surprise that marketing in Japan, Europe and North...

News: Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publisher DeNA

Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publisher DeNA

Apps and games (yes, games) coming to smart devices globally

Breaking news this morning is a "Business and Capital Alliance" between Nintendo and fellow Japanese firm DeNA. Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7974) and DeNA Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 2432) today entered into a business and capital alliance to develop and operate new game apps for smart devices and...

Video: New LEGO Jurassic World Trailer Builds Dinosaur-Sized Hype

New LEGO Jurassic World Trailer Builds Dinosaur-Sized Hype

Dat music

We won't deny it, there's some serious nostalgia-driven anticipation for LEGO Jurassic World on Wii U and 3DS here in Nintendo Life HQ. Since it was announced that the title will arrive to accompany the new movie - Jurassic World - and cover all four films in one package, there's certainly been plenty of anticipation. It's all been teaser...

Video: This Harmless Exploit Will Help You Grab All Those StreetPass Puzzle Pieces

This Harmless Exploit Will Help You Grab All Those StreetPass Puzzle Pieces

All thanks to those special guest Miis

Occasionally Nintendo sends out special guest StreetPass Mii characters, either representing popular executives like Satoru Iwata and Reggie Fils-Amie, or occasionally lead developers from major releases. Just last week Nintendo also issued an 'Honest Abe' Lincoln Mii to celebrate the arrival of Code Name:...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Nintendo's Strength in Franchises, and Goal for Wii U to "Stand Up To Time"

Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Nintendo's Strength in Franchises, and Goal for Wii U to "Stand Up To Time"

Leading industry analyst also sees "signs of hope" for Wii U

We've said this every year since its launch in November 2012, but this truly is an important period for the Wii U. With 2014 delivering improved momentum but still seeing the system lag behind newer rivals PS4 and Xbox One, the aim for 2015 is for momentum to continually improve and to...

Talking Point: It's Time for a Nintendo Direct to Set the Agenda

It's Time for a Nintendo Direct to Set the Agenda

With two months since the last broadcast, our bodies are ready

Ever since the broadcasts began, Nintendo Direct has given fans a fix of reveals, footage and talking points about upcoming releases; so when a gap opens up between presentations, there's some nervous twitching. When is the next video coming, and will Satoru Iwata appear in front of...

News: The Happy Mask Salesman is Teased for a Reappearance in a New Zelda Game

The Happy Mask Salesman is Teased for a Reappearance in a New Zelda Game

The ride never ends

Nintendo just loves to tease fans in regards to The Legend of Zelda series. Case in point, development of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D was begun in 2011, yet Nintendo opted to not outright inform gamers of this, choosing instead to lead them on by subtle hints in interviews and occasional easter eggs in games. In light...

Live: Watch Wil Wheaton and Nintendo Show Off Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. on Twitch

Watch Wil Wheaton and Nintendo Show Off Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. on Twitch

A Presidential visit

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M is out in North America today, bringing the latest new IP from Intelligent Systems to the 3DS family. Its brand of over-the-shoulder real-time strategy is certainly a fresh approach, and the steampunk alternative history certainly proved a hit with our reviewer. Nintendo of America's scooped some handy...

Japan Weekly: Famitsu Gives More Details on Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition and Xenoblade Chronicles X

Famitsu Gives More Details on Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition and Xenoblade Chronicles X

Along with a quick look at Stella Glow, the upcoming 3DS RPG

Unlike last week's Famitsu magazine, this week's magazine featured much less information on upcoming Nintendo games. One Famitsu magazine each month serves as a recap magazine for the gaming news of the past month, with some new information peppered throughout. Unfortunately, this means...

News: Kaio: King of Pirates, by Keiji Inafune's Comcept, is Officially Cancelled

Kaio: King of Pirates, by Keiji Inafune's Comcept, is Officially Cancelled

Publisher Marvelous loses around $3.8 million on project

Kaio: King of Pirates, an adventure game in the works by Keiji Inafune's Comcept development studio, has officially been confirmed as cancelled by publisher Marvelous. That's perhaps no surprise considering the continual delays and silence on the 3DS release, but it's nevertheless still rather...

News: The Nintendo 3DS Was North America's Best-Selling Hardware Platform In February

The Nintendo 3DS Was North America's Best-Selling Hardware Platform In February

395,000 units sold, Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D shifts 515,000 copies

Nintendo of America has confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS family was the biggest-selling hardware platform during the month of February, with 395,000 consoles retailed during the period. Predictably, the New Nintendo 3DS was the reason for this surge - it sold 130 percent more...

Video: The Sovereign Graces Us With its Presence in Etrian Mystery Dungeon

The Sovereign Graces Us With its Presence in Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Better show some respect

Here we are, yet again, with another class reveal for Etrian Mystery Dungeon. This week’s character is a cut above the rest, the supreme and slightly snide Sovereign! The Sovereign is a much more forward and prominent figure than other, more support oriented classes such as the Ninja. Although it appears that the...