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Poll: How Excited Are You About Nintendo's E3 Games?

How Excited Are You About Nintendo's E3 Games?

Tell us which are must haves, maybes or misses

Now that we've all had a little time to chill out and think about the games we've seen so far at E3, we can think about which Wii U and 3DS games can claim places on our wishlists. There is, once you list the upcoming releases, quite a lot on the way in 2015 and beyond into next year - enough to keep us...

First Impressions: Our Maiden Flight In Star Fox Zero Prompts Mixed Emotions

Our Maiden Flight In Star Fox Zero Prompts Mixed Emotions

You okay over there, Fox?

One of our men on the E3 floor, Alan Lopez, had a first run on Star Fox Zero in a short session. We'll aim to have a longer playthrough - to tackle the GamePad control scheme, in particular - in a separate media session later this week. When I got to the Star Fox Zero kiosk inside the Nintendo media room, the Nintendo...

Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought Franchises We Wanted, But Not The Blockbusters

Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought Franchises We Wanted, But Not The Blockbusters

Metroid and Animal Crossing in unexpected forms

Nintendo's E3 Digital Event has concluded after the usual hype and build up, and as expected it contained a number of surprising twists. Some of our predictions were on the right track, but Nintendo also left out some releases and IPs that were much anticipated while, intriguingly, other brands we...

Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digital Event?

What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digital Event?

Share your happiness, or otherwise...

OK. So Nintendo's E3 Digital Event is over, around 50 minutes of reveals, puppets and release dates. We saw plenty of Star Fox Zero, had new games in the Zelda, Metroid and Animal Crossing franchises, and a long Mario montage at the end. Intriguingly, though, the franchises weren't exactly delivered in familiar,...

Feature: Nintendo Wins at Its Own Game - A Review of the Nintendo World Championships

Nintendo Wins at Its Own Game - A Review of the Nintendo World Championships

The ground view with Nintendo's Krysta, Geoff Keighley, Cosmo and more

In this article Alan Lopez shares his experiences of the Nintendo World Championships 2015. I was three years old when the 1990 Nintendo World Championships took place in Universal Studios, Hollywood. Like most events held in Hollywood at the turn of its decade, the flair of...

Feature: Our Hopes and Dreams for Nintendo at E3 2015

Our Hopes and Dreams for Nintendo at E3 2015

Our staff's hopes for the Digital Event and week ahead

E3 week is upon us, and as a build up to Nintendo's Digital Event showcase we naturally want to do one thing - fantasize about our gaming dreams coming true. This is that blissful early period where Nintendo's reveals remain secret, and we can allow our imaginations to run wild on what the...

Talking Point: Super Mario Maker Stole the Show at the Nintendo World Championships 2015

Super Mario Maker Stole the Show at the Nintendo World Championships 2015

A game changer for the franchise

The Nintendo World Championships 2015 was an event that had various similarities to the Super Smash Bros. Invitational from E3 2014 - it was charming, had some flat moments, the occasional hiccup, yet managed to seize momentum at key moments to keep us watching. It was a lengthy event that actually started rather...

Interview: Lilian "Milktea" Chen Talks Smash Bros., Sexism and a Brighter Future

Lilian "Milktea" Chen Talks Smash Bros., Sexism and a Brighter Future

"Strides regarding social inclusion in Smash can be seen for themselves"

An inescapable reality within the eSports world, regardless of the game in question, is the stark contrast between male and female participants. Whatever the culprit, the stories of many female professionals are often squashed, missed or, even worse, stunted before they even...

Feature: Nintendo Franchises We Want to See at E3 - Pokémon

Nintendo Franchises We Want to See at E3 - Pokémon

We wanna spot 'em all!

In the lead up to E3 we're publishing a series of features covering game franchises that we want to make an appearance, and what we'd like to see out of a potential next entry in each series. In this entry, Nintendo Life news and reviews regular Conor McMahon considers the Pokémon franchise. Ever heard of these little...

Talking Point: Looking Ahead to the Nintendo World Championships 2015

Looking Ahead to the Nintendo World Championships 2015

Nintendo can start E3 with a bang

A week from today Nintendo will host a live event in Los Angeles that'll get the E3 party started for its fans. For the second year running the company's template for the expo is to combine a pre-prepared Digital Event with a live event and hour-upon-hour of Treehouse coverage, while some Best Buy customers will...

Poll: We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do You Stand?

We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do You Stand?

Awesome collectibles, source of frustration, a bit of both?

As we approach the 'expo we cannot name' - oh alright, E3 - we can't help but wonder how many times Nintendo will mention amiibo. Will we learn more about the amiibo cards that'll accompany Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer? Will there be more blasted Smash Bros. waves that we'll...

Editorial: Nintendo's Approach is Often Peculiar, Yet That's An Enduring Strength

Nintendo's Approach is Often Peculiar, Yet That's An Enduring Strength

Still treats video games as irreverent play-things

A thought has been rumbling around this writer's mind for the past few days - Nintendo is weird. It really is. Writing about the company on a daily basis brings on a permanent state of double taking, and it's when looking outside of the big N bubble it becomes clear how peculiar it is. It simply...

Talking Point: Prepare Yourselves - E3 Silly Season is Here

Prepare Yourselves - E3 Silly Season is Here

There's no escape

E3 is a peculiar beast, and comparisons to Christmas certainly work. In one sense it's "the most wonderful time of the year" - you can croon along to that line in your own head - but it's also a stressful nightmare. We may love the festive meals, jolly times and moments of relaxation at the end of the year, but they're bookended...