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News: Game Freak Emphasizes Its Ability to Go "In Depth" With Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Game Freak Emphasizes Its Ability to Go "In Depth" With Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Masuda-san and Ohmori-san reveal their favourite Pokémon

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire are the dominant arrival on the Holiday horizon for 3DS, making this the second year running — after X & Y in the same period during 2013 — that the franchise has led the way for Nintendo's portable. Pre-order numbers have been impressive,...

Nintendo Download: 13th November (Europe)

13th November (Europe)

Mario Kart 8 DLC, Golden Sun, Tengami, LEGO, Castlevania and more

It's another Monday morning, which means we have Nintendo Download news for European gamers. It's a packed week with a major retail release, eagerly anticipated DLC, some high-profile Virtual Console games and enticing download-only titles to consider. There's a lot to get through, so...

Video: Check Out All 51 Final Smashes Featured In Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

Check Out All 51 Final Smashes Featured In Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

Is anything still sacred?

The release of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS in October has been a good indication of what to expect from the home console counterpart when it is finally released this November. Adding to this previously acquired knowledge was the recent Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 50-fact extravaganza. Now, it appears there really is nothing...

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...