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News: 10-Year-Old Gamer Thrashes the Competition at Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Event

10-Year-Old Gamer Thrashes the Competition at Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Event

It could be clever marketing, mind you

Update: As the tagline and latter half of this post suggested, there's always a possibility that footage and events like these are 'staged' for publicity. Now we've been directed by a few to a Reddit thread that highlights an apparent GameStop casting call looking for actors with "some skill" in Smash Bros. to...

Preview: Power Sliding Around The Legend of Zelda x Mario Kart 8 DLC

Power Sliding Around The Legend of Zelda x Mario Kart 8 DLC

The great just got even greater!

Recently we were invited to Nintendo's UK headquarters to have a go at The Legend of Zelda x Mario Kart 8 DLC that's arriving on 13th November, and naturally we just had to tell you what we thought of it. This is the first time a Mario Kart game has had DLC, so Nintendo has to make an impact to convince buyers to...

Feature: Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Week Nine: Carpenter

Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Week Nine: Carpenter

We do it awl

In the ninth part of a regular series, Karen takes on Fantasy Life in a variety of 'lives' and documents her adventures. Last week’s outdoors adventure in nature walks and axe-handling left me with a dilapidated house full of logs, broken furniture, and a missing cat. Rather than move into the inn permanently and replace said cat I...

News: Bandai Namco Announces Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus For 3DS

Bandai Namco Announces Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus For 3DS

Will include amiibo support

Rookie pilots – at least in Japan – will soon be able to take to the skies once again, with Bandai Namco earlier this week announcing Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus for 3DS in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine. This new entry in the series is essentially an enhanced version of the 2012 3DS title, Ace...

Review: Flapp & Zegeta (Wii U eShop)

Flapp & Zegeta (Wii U eShop)

What the Flapp?

On Denysoft's official website, Flapp & Zegeta comes with a disclaimer reproduced here verbatim: "Warning: this may be one of the most challenging games of all times it may require a high level of intelligence and reflexes to get through." Rest assured, Flapp & Zegeta is challenging. In fact, it probably does meet its lofty...

News: Eiji Aonuma Confirms Majora's Mask 3D Has Been In Development Since 2011

Eiji Aonuma Confirms Majora's Mask 3D Has Been In Development Since 2011

A Link To The Mask

Earlier today Zelda series-director Eiji Aonuma took to Miiverse and posted some more details about the development of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D. Here is what Aonuma-san had to say: "Since The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was announced during the most recent Nintendo Direct, I’ve noticed that many of you...

News: "The Sky Is The Limit" For amiibo, As Nintendo Considers Future Third-Party And Indie Support

"The Sky Is The Limit" For amiibo, As Nintendo Considers Future Third-Party And Indie Support

"Working towards opportunities" for 2015

While the attention of many following Nintendo's fortunes over the Holiday season may be on sales of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire on 3DS, Nintendo itself could be forgiven for watching the performance of amiibo more closely. Sales success for the two biggest hitting...

Review: Rock Zombie (Wii U eShop)

Rock Zombie (Wii U eShop)

B movie beat 'em up

It's always a pleasant surprise when a game surpasses your expectations. Suffice it to say, this reviewer's expectations were modest going into Rock Zombie — the goofy synthesized guitars, expressionless character models and mangled English dialogue all seemed to lead in one direction: pain. But you can't go into every game...

Talking Point: The Majora's Mask 3D Reveal Showed Nintendo Can Still Surprise and Delight

The Majora's Mask 3D Reveal Showed Nintendo Can Still Surprise and Delight

It was a S.T.E.A.M.Y Direct

This week Nintendo produced a rather traditional Direct broadcast — there was no animation, relatively little flashy presentation beyond trailers, and a diverse range of announcements. It was back to type and rather like those that we'd seen throughout 2013; that's not a criticism, as Nintendo has diversified its...

News: Eon Ticket StreetPass Relay Announced for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire in the UK

Eon Ticket StreetPass Relay Announced for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire in the UK

Passing on the goodness

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arrives very soon, with the popular Game Boy Advance entries all set for a substantial remaster on the 3DS. Hype will no doubt build throughout November, of course, and The Pokémon Company is keen to push the excitement along with a special launch event focused on the Eon Ticket...

Video: Atlus Releases New Persona Q Character Videos Along With Party Composition Basics

Atlus Releases New Persona Q Character Videos Along With Party Composition Basics

Helpful direction in Jungster selection

As the weeks count down to Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth's release in Europe and North America, Atlus has posted four new character videos featuring the two out-of-dungeon but no less important support characters, the young tough, and the dog. Your dungeon-crawling tour guide, the ever-helpful and...

News: The Man Behind Sega's Wonder Boy Series Hates The Controls In Super Mario Bros.

The Man Behind Sega's Wonder Boy Series Hates The Controls In Super Mario Bros.

"The movements just didn't feel right"

Super Mario Bros. is one of the most influential video games of all time, and has gone on to inspire countless titles over the years. While the vast majority of these subsequent games have tried to capture the magic which made Shigeru Miyamoto's NES classic so popular, Westone Bit founder Ryuichi Nishizawa has...

Video: Take a Closer Look at the Awesome GamePad and Co-Op Features of Stealth Inc 2

Take a Closer Look at the Awesome GamePad and Co-Op Features of Stealth Inc 2

Be stealthy together

We're big fans of Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones here at Nintendo Life, a Wii U eShop exclusive that combines solid platforming, a Metroidvania world and terrific level design; we awarded it a handsome 9 out of 10 in our review. A key feature that we appreciated in that review is the local co-op, which utilises the GamePad...

Review: Falling Skies: The Game (Wii U eShop)

Falling Skies: The Game (Wii U eShop)

Falling to pieces

Video games have relied on the standard 'alien invasion' plot since the very beginning. It takes a unique twist to make it work in this day and age, whether it's a new gameplay style or a refreshingly original storyline, and that isn't an easy task. Falling Skies: The Game takes fun, tactical gameplay and blends it with the...

Feature: A Look at the Many Bat Suits in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

A Look at the Many Bat Suits in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Holy hole in a doughnut Batman!

We love a good LEGO game here at Nintendo Life, and when that game also features the Dark Knight we're pretty optimistic that it will be a winner. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be taking a trip down memory lane and will celebrate Batman's 75th Anniversary — Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is bringing back...

Book Review: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works

Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works

To be this good takes AGES

Back in the early '90s Sega and Nintendo were hostile enemies, and this rivalry trickled down to the people who played their products. Anyone old enough to have experienced this period will no doubt recall the heated playground debates about which console was best, and the splintered friendships caused by something as...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Shows Some Wuhu Island Madness Coming to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Masahiro Sakurai Shows Some Wuhu Island Madness Coming to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Gawk at yesterday's Yoshi's Woolly World stage, too

With its release now just a short while away, we've seen almost all there is to see of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, aside from the inevitable surprises. Masahiro Sakurai is, nevertheless, taking the opportunity to reveal some new stages in his Miiverse posts, and this one looks particularly fun...