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  • News Activision Won't Have a Booth at E3 This Year

    Still intends to show off new COD footage at the event

    Activision is one of the most pivotal third party companies in the industry, with Skylanders and Call of Duty obviously being its most popular properties. While Call of Duty has a somewhat hit or miss history with Nintendo consoles, Skylanders still shows up year after year, with the most recent...

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June2014

  • Feature Nintendo Moments You Never Saw Coming

    Expect the unexpected at E3

    With Nintendo, some things are always certain. Mario and friends will get together for a platforming or sporting excursion, the number of Pocket Monsters will gradually increase, Princess Zelda will find herself kidnapped, Samus will inexplicably lose all of her abilities at the start of another adventure and the F-Zero...

  • News Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Wii U Rumours Pick Up with E3 Listing

    So advanced that you shoot everything

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is Activision's next bash at its money-spinning franchise, taking place in the not-too-distant future and featuring exoskeleton suits that allow you to do stuff that others could already do in Titanfall. Jaded cynicism aside, it's likely to be one of the biggest releases of the...

May2014

April2014

  • News Nintendo Lifts The Lid On Its Plans For E3 2014

    Super Smash Bros. tournament, Nintendo Digital Event, Treehouse Live at E3

    E3 isn't far away now, and Nintendo has today announced its plans for the expo. The company is running series of special events under the "Play Nintendo" banner, including a Super Smash Bros. tournament and live demos from the Nintendo booth by members of the Nintendo...

  • News Ubisoft and EA Lock In Their E3 Presentation Details

    Get hyped for 9th June, all you third-party fans

    Ubisoft and EA have given the final word on when they'll take the stage for E3 press conferences in 2014. The two third-party publishing giants will have their media briefings on 9th June; EA will show off its latest projects first at 1pm Pacific / 4pm Eastern / 9pm UK / 10pm CET, while Ubisoft will...

June2013

  • Feature The Big E3 Nintendo Direct Round-up

    The most important E3 coverage in one place

    Nintendo may not have hosted a live press conference this year, but through Nintendo Direct and a number of subsequent developer videos it still bombarded us with information of games coming this year and beyond. Although most of the big reveals were already known ahead of time, we had some important first...

  • E3 2013 Live Reaction From The Nintendo Life Team

    Join us at 5:00PM UK time (12:00 EST) as we chew over today's announcements

    The dust has barely settled on today's E3-themed Nintendo Direct, but here at Nintendo Life we're far from idle. Join us as Damien McFerran, Thomas Whitehead, Andy Green and Mike Mason digest the announcements, new footage and other news revealed in the broadcast...

  • Video Bayonetta 2 Reveals Exciting New Hairstyle

    Gameplay footage looks rather nice, too

    Nintendo has revealed gameplay footage from Platinum Games' forthcoming Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2. As you can see from the trailer below, the game is looking pretty special indeed, but perhaps the biggest news is that Bayonetta is sporting a rather fetching new hairstyle. (Yes, we are being sarcastic)...

  • News Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Hopping To Wii U This Year

    Kong's first HD adventure

    Nintendo has announced Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast. Kong's first HD outing, Tropical Freeze introduces a new enemy - bloodthirsty Vikings. Kong's island paradise is invaded by these sea-going foes, forcing him to journey to five other islands to defeat them. The game will...

  • Rumour Best Buy's Wii U E3 Demo List Revealed

    Dare we say it's slightly disappointing?

    We know that through two days, one during E3 and one shortly after, over 100 Best Buy stores throughout North America will host demo units of major upcoming Wii U games, with the goal of giving shoppers the booth experience wherever they are. It's a solid initiative, and a picture has emerged — via...

  • News Ubisoft Posts Beyond Good & Evil Image On Its Facebook Page Days Before E3

    Very inconspicuous...

    Earlier this year Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed Beyond Good & Evil 2 is in the works - he just didn't reveal much in terms of progress or when it'd be released. One thing he did say though was that once Ubisoft had something to say about the game, it'd be sure to let us know. Well, E3 is a couple of days away now...

  • News Activision Bringing Skylanders Swap Force And Call of Duty: Ghosts To E3

    "This is obviously a big year"

    There has been a lot of confusion surrounding Call of Duty: Ghosts, the latest in Activision's long-running franchise. Nobody seems to definitively know if it's coming to Wii U or not. When it was announced in early May, the publisher did not mention Nintendo's home console, however, since then several media outlets...

  • News SEGA Reveals Its E3 Lineup

    Sonic Lost World takes centre stage

    SEGA has announced which games it'll be bringing along to E3 next week and every single one of them will be playable. That includes the 3DS and Wii U exclusive Sonic Lost World, which is due to be released later this year. A hefty amount of footage for the game was released earlier and we're already looking...

  • News Capcom Announces E3 Live-streaming Schedule

    Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies Q&A will be broadcast

    E3 is just around the corner now and a mixed array of developers and publishers are all preparing for what promises to be a massive three days of gaming action. There are quite a few keen publishers that have decided to broadcast some footage from the show floor - for example, Square Enix will be...

  • Video Reggie Fils-Aime Posts E3 Welcome Message For Fans

    Details on the event and more

    To add more excitement for the eventful days ahead, Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime has posted a welcome video for E3 on Nintendo's official YouTube channel. The video details when the Nintendo Direct broadcast will take place — 11th June at 3pm UK time / 4pm European Central time / 10am...

  • News Ubisoft Nervous About How People Will React To Watch_Dogs At E3

    Developers have pre-E3 jitters

    Ubisoft showed off Watch_Dogs during its E3 presentation last year and interest in the open-world action title has been high ever since. The company is bringing it along for the ride this year too but the developers still appear to be nervous about how it will be received by the fans, seeing as they've had a year to...

  • News Hideki Kamiya Teases Bayonetta 2 for E3 Nintendo Direct

    Update: Or not, Kamiya can be a tease

    Since this article was posted, we'd been contacted (and read in the comments) to suggest that Hideki Kamiya may have been teasing with his declaration that Bayonetta 2 would feature in the E3 Nintendo Direct. He since posted the following tongue-cheek tweet. He's since been replying to various tweets in a...

  • News Get Excited, Nintendo's E3 Site Is Out In The Wild

    Hype begins in 3.. 2.. 1..

    It is now the 1st of June depending on where you are in the world. You know what that means folks, E3 is creeping upon us so fast that Sonic himself is finding it hard to keep up. As you all know, Nintendo will be hosting a Nintendo Direct broadcast on 11th June at 3pm UK time / 4pm European Central time / 10am Eastern /...

May2013

  • News Ubisoft Reveals E3 Lineup

    Will feature some "new brands and titles"

    E3 is tantalisingly close now and Ubisoft has decided to announce which games it will be bringing along to the expo. There are no shocks and as expected Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Rayman Legends, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Watch_Dogs and South Park: The Stick of Truth wil

  • News Nintendo Confirms E3 Best Buy Demo Locations

    89 in the U.S. and 21 in Canada

    Not too long ago we reported that Best Buy will be showcasing demos of Nintendo's E3 games, essentially bringing the booth to the masses. With big Wii U titles such as Mario Kart and the new Super Mario 3D expected to be playable, it could be an enticing opportunity for gamers in North America. Nintendo has now...

  • News Aksys Games To Reveal Two New Titles At E3

    Both games will be available in North America at least

    Aksys Games will be revealing two unannounced titles at this year's E3 alongside PlayStation Vita title Muramasa Rebirth and Xbox Live Arcade game A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX. Both new titles will be playable, but fear-not, there will also be trailers shown off during the event as well for...

  • News Square Enix Will Be Livestreaming From The E3 Showfloor

    Full schedule of titles to be announced soon

    Square Enix has announced it will be livestreaming from the show floor throughout the entire three-days of E3. The livestream, which will be aired on YouTube, is called Square Enix Presents and has been set up to bring its designated E3 booth to the poor souls who unfortunately cannot attend. Square...

  • News Nintendo Hosting a Pokémon X & Y Developer Roundtable At E3

    Expect lots of new information

    Earlier today, Nintendo announced that a new Nintendo Direct broadcast will take place on 11th June, before the E3 Expo opens; the broadcast will focus on future Wii U releases. That isn't all that Nintendo has to offer, as it will also be holding a one-and-a-half-hour developer roundtable / Q&A on upcoming 3DS...

  • News E3 Nintendo Direct Date and Time Confirmed

    Wii U hype mode... ENGAGE!

    After promises and statements about a Wii U-centric Nintendo Direct around the time of E3, the big N has now confirmed that a global broadcast will take place just before the expo opens. Both Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe have stated that the subject matter will be future Wii U releases; this backs up a...

  • News Nintendo Confirms Smash Bros., 3D Mario and Mario Kart for E3 Nintendo Direct

    Oh snap

    Today's Nintendo Direct has come and gone, bringing with it an exclusive Sonic release, more mascot Olympians and some long-awaited release dates. Whether it pushed enough buttons is down to personal opinion, but it was relatively snappy and low-key compared to some other recent broadcasts. Whether a reaction to that or simply an effort to...

April2013

  • Talking Point Nintendo's Changing the Media Game at E3

    Abandoning the big presentation

    So here's how the E3 game is supposed to be played by the three major game manufacturers. They appear at E3, talk up how exciting it's going to be, and then hold a high-profile press conference that's viewed by thousands of gamers before being mercilessly dissected. At that point senior figures conduct interviews to...

  • News Zelda Symphony Returning To Los Angeles During E3 2013

    Da da da daaaaaaaaa

    It's been almost two years since something beautiful and magical happened during Nintendo's E3 press conference in June 2011 - the company opened the presentation with a spectacular orchestra, displaying tunes from The Legend of Zelda's impressive musical catalogue. The Legend Of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses - under Irish...

  • News Ubisoft's E3 2013 Conference Dated

    Mark 10th June on your calendars

    E3 2013 is almost upon us. With a little over two months to go, you can almost smell the excitement in the air amongst gamers, developers and publishers alike. To kick off the major gaming event, Ubisoft will be holding its presentation on Monday 10th June - which is actually a day before E3 is scheduled to begin...

January2013

July2012

  • News E3 Confirmed for Los Angeles Until 2015

    E3 2013 scheduled for 11-13 June

    After E3 2012, rumours began to circulate that the gaming event of the year would change venue and relocate to Las Vegas. For those unaware, a big part of the L.A. Convention Centre will be involved in a major building project as it's constructed into the new Farmer's Field stadium. Some wondered whether the...

May2012

  • Feature The Best Moments of E3 2011

    It was a very good year

    We're seven days away from E3 2012. That's seven days until we see Nintendo's full vision for Wii U, the next round of 3DS games and how our next year of Nintendo gaming is going to look. It's the most exciting time of the year, and it's nearly upon us. Last year was pretty exciting too. We saw Wii U for the first time, got...

  • Feature Our Favourite E3 Memories - Part One

    Back in the old days

    We're getting closer to E3 2012, with this year's Nintendo press conference arguably one of the most anticipated in recent times as we'll learn more about Wii U and what it can do. We shouldn't forget 3DS, of course, as we'll hope for release dates for anticipated titles and perhaps learn of some new surprises as well...

June2011

  • E3 2011 Corbie on the Show Floor - Day 3

    The end of the road

    We've had a stellar three days at E3 this year with revelation after revelation, but today it all comes to an end. The fun isn't over yet though: Corbie Dillard, our man who can, is still taking in as many games as possible from booths including THQ, Natsume, Tecmo Koei and more. Corbie's opinions will automatically appear below...

  • E3 2011 Corbie on the Show Floor - Day 2

    Drop it like it's hot

    After the excitement of the first day of E3 there's still plenty to see and do in Los Angeles. Today Corbie will be pounding the floors of the Convention Centre to visit booths from Namco Bandai, NIS America, Warner Bros., Nintendo and more. Keep this page open and Corbie will keep updating it with fresh information and opinions throughout the day..

  • E3 2011 Corbie on the Show Floor - Day 1

    Drop it like it's hot

    So you've heard all the announcements from Nintendo's news conference, but now you're waiting to hear exactly how these games look and play in the flesh. Our man Corbie Dillard is live in Los Angeles and will be updating this page frequently with his thoughts on Nintendo's new console, the games available to play and the whole E3 experience. Keep your browser locked here and..

  • Talking Point What's in a Console Colour?

    Hardware colour is crucial in getting your message across. What will Café don?

    In today’s gadget-obsessed world, design is key. How a new piece of tech looks and feels communicates wonders about what type of product it is and the experiences it hopes to bring to the table. Form is important, but colour makes the most immediate impression:...

May2011

  • News Nintendo Confirms Live Stream of E3 2011 Show

    Start bookmarking now

    Yesterday we brought you Nintendo's E3 2011 conference details, but the real question on everyone's lips — other than "why are British and American Smarties so different? — was "will Nintendo be streaming the event live?" Well the good news is that you'll be able to get that new console smell beamed right to...