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Video: Midna's Unique Fighting Style Brings Extra Chaos to Hyrule Warriors

Midna's Unique Fighting Style Brings Extra Chaos to Hyrule Warriors

Link is the star again, sort of...

Koei Tecmo has been steadily releasing new videos of Hyrule Warriors to show the various playable characters in action, though curiously has been slow to release its Midna equivalent. It's been a slightly odd omission as the Twilight Princess star was revealed as playable a good time ago. Yet still, we now have...

News: Hacker Claims to Demonstrate an Exploit to Mod a Wii U System and Mario Kart 8

Hacker Claims to Demonstrate an Exploit to Mod a Wii U System and Mario Kart 8

Utilises a browser-based workaround

The Wii and DS systems suffered from extensive hacking and unauthorised mods, which allowed people to create their own apps and, alternatively, download and use ROMS of games for free. The homebrew scene was one aspect, though accompanying piracy was a substantial problem that impacted software sales and has been...

Talking Point: With E3 Long Gone, Nintendo Still Has Plenty to Reveal 'Directly' to Fans

With E3 Long Gone, Nintendo Still Has Plenty to Reveal 'Directly' to Fans

Keep the hype train running

While Nintendo's appearance at E3 — widely regarded as a success — was only a little under a month ago at the time of writing, in modern consumer and internet terms that is an age. Since that time we've had some updates on key releases on the way this Fall, and a lot of focus on the wider picture of eShop games and...

News: Vblank Entertainment Provides Sales Threshold Update for Retro City Rampage on WiiWare

Vblank Entertainment Provides Sales Threshold Update for Retro City Rampage on WiiWare

"It hasn't made a cent in revenue yet"

Retro City Rampage was one of the last major releases to grace the WiiWare service, an anarchic top-down action title that brings to mind the original GTA titles and has enough '80s and '90s pop culture references to cause a nostalgia overload. It's arrived most recently in a definitive, heavily updated form on...

Video: DJ Jazzy Jeff, Jeremy Ellis and The Roots Perform an Awesome Super Mario Bros. Remix

DJ Jazzy Jeff, Jeremy Ellis and The Roots Perform an Awesome Super Mario Bros. Remix

Which DJ wins?

With the recent Independence Day celebrations in the US, there were plenty of events and concerts taking place around the country. One of these was the 2014 Philly Jam, and for those watching there was a bit of a retro Mario treat to enjoy. In the clip below DJ Jazzy Jeff — who most may know as Will Smith's buddy and musical...

Feature: Watch The Pokémon US National Championships - Live!

Watch The Pokémon US National Championships - Live!

Gotta watch it all

In early June we brought you the news that the Pokémon US National and World Championships were confirmed to be broadcast live on Twitch, giving fans a chance to see the events unfold even if they couldn't attend. The US National championships have now rolled around in Indianapolis, so if you want to watch the action unfold this...

News: Buck Rogers SNES Prototype Materializes

Buck Rogers SNES Prototype Materializes

From the 20th and 9/10 Century

Licensing can be a fickle playground for developers. The rights that were secured for a brand may suddenly change or be revoked entirely, calling for a change in plans at any time. More evidence of this fact has arrived in an alleged ROM of a prototype Buck Rogers SNES game made by French developer Loriciel in 1993...

News: Developer Hints At How Minecraft Could Shape Up On 3DS

Developer Hints At How Minecraft Could Shape Up On 3DS

One for the optimists

Minecraft and Nintendo — a suitable match that's never actually got together. With Nintendo's systems popular with young gamers and the Mojang game being a phenomenon loved by children — and adults too, of course — it seems like a perfect fit. That's particularly the case with the 3DS and its large userbase, while the Wii...

News: Nintendo Files Patent for "Eye Tracking" Device to Enable 3D Experiences on 2D Displays

Nintendo Files Patent for "Eye Tracking" Device to Enable 3D Experiences on 2D Displays

Also proposes enhanced experiences through smell, temperature and light

Nintendo may have submitted some rather peculiar patent applications in the past, but the most recent may have some foundation in reality, indicating a potential move into Virtual Reality for the company. It proposes a wearable device — potentially glasses — that is detected...

Review: My Aquarium: Seven Oceans (DSiWare)

My Aquarium: Seven Oceans (DSiWare)

Fishing for something more

Back in the heyday of the WiiWare service, an application titled My Aquarium was made available to all Wii owners through the digital distribution platform. It was so well received — as is evidenced by our review — that a second version was soon developed, appropriately and unsurprisingly titled My Aquarium 2. Now,...

Video: This Hyrule Warriors Trailer Shows Off Agitha's Peculiar Moves

This Hyrule Warriors Trailer Shows Off Agitha's Peculiar Moves

If you don't like insects, look away now

Not too long ago Koei Tecmo confirmed, through Famitsu magazine and then its official website, that Agitha from Twilight Princess would be a playable character in Hyrule Warriors; it was an interesting reveal, with subsequent screenshots showing various large bugs being used as part of special moves.

News: Those Mario Kart 8 McDonald's Happy Meal Toys Are Now Available in the US

Those Mario Kart 8 McDonald's Happy Meal Toys Are Now Available in the US

Clap along...

Not too long ago we brought you the news that Mario Kart 8 toys were coming to McDonald's Happy Meals in the US, predicting an early July arrival. Well, they're now available, and looking rather charming. As reported before and as the image above shows, there are seven toys to collect in addition to a Mario visor, and they'll be...

News: You May Need This Super Famicom or SNES Game Boy Advance System in Your Life

You May Need This Super Famicom or SNES Game Boy Advance System in Your Life

Deep breath...

Well constructed mods of retro systems are among our favourite things here at Nintendo Life, and we recently featured GameBoyMods.uk's Shaun Jones, who unsurprisingly specialises in modding the original 'brick' system. We also interviewed Matthew "Wiggy" Wiggins of Rose Colored Gaming last year, a company that specialises in gorgeous...

Review: Armillo (Wii U eShop)

Armillo (Wii U eShop)

Super Sonic Puzzle Galaxy

There's been a lot of great eShop content as of late, but not many examples have been in the works for as long as Armillo, which was first announced way back in 2011. Now that it's finally here, were those years in development well spent? In Armillo, you take the role of the titular character, a space armadillo, who is...