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News: Rising Star Games Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary With A European And North American 3DS eShop Sale

Rising Star Games Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary With A European And North American 3DS eShop Sale

Europe may have just won this round

To mark 10 years in the business, Hertfordshire-based game publisher Rising Star Games is celebrating with events and announcements every month until the end of 2014. On 11th September, “the home of Japanese games,” is holding a sale on the 3DS for select titles, and on this rare occasion Europe appears to be...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Shown Off by Monster Hunter Series Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto

New Nintendo 3DS Shown Off by Monster Hunter Series Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto

Have another look at the limited edition XL and MH faceplate

Part of the New Nintendo 3DS announcement last week was confirmation of a rather attractive Monster Hunter 4 G XL edition — Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in the West — that sports a silver design. In addition Capcom's blockbuster franchise will have two of its own designs in the kisekae...

Feature: Introducing The New Challengers in Super Smash Bros.

Introducing The New Challengers in Super Smash Bros.

Adding diversity and a little weirdness to the franchise

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will be the biggest entries in the franchise in a number of ways, with a daunting range of stages, trophies and extras promised. One area that looks all set to be more sizeable than ever before is the roster, with recent leaks suggesting that the...

News: Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3DS Will be Region Locked

Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3DS Will be Region Locked

Hardly surprising

In recent days a rumour, with no substantial source beyond hearsay, has been doing the rounds that the New Nintendo 3DS systems would be region free. We declined to report the rumour due to the lack of compelling proof, but nevertheless checked up in order to clarify the situation; as some may be contemplating pre-ordering a...

News: Yokai Watch 2 Finally Stripped of its Top Position – 3DS & Wii U Sales Steady

Yokai Watch 2 Finally Stripped of its Top Position – 3DS & Wii U Sales Steady

It'll probably be back up there next week

Yokai Watch 2 has finally lost its crown, dropping down to third place behind two Sony exclusives. It's a shame that it's been bested, but a game cannot stay at number one forever. Elsewhere in the charts Mario Kart 8 still holds its own whilst Hyrule Warriors drops down to number 14, but still with...

Video: Super Street Fighter Monopoly Ultimate EX Champion Edition Alpha Plus VS Nintendo Life

Super Street Fighter Monopoly Ultimate EX Champion Edition Alpha Plus VS Nintendo Life

Final Atomic BANKRUPT

Video games are a massively popular part of mainstream culture, but you don't need a snooty gaming critic to tell you that — you just have to gaze upon Street Fighter Monopoly to grasp this fact. That's right, Capcom's evergreen one-on-one fighting series has become so famous that it now has its very own version of the Parker...

Video: This Japanese Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Commercial Takes Things Literally

This Japanese Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Commercial Takes Things Literally

Smashing

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS arrives in Japan on 13th September, which means that we're rapidly running out of time for Nintendo to formally finalise the roster and other features. Another perspective is that advertising and hype around the title is currently moving into full gear, and TV adverts will be a part of that. The most...

Nintendo 64x64: Blast Corps

Blast Corps

This is the kind of game that's not only fun to play but just watching someone else play it makes you smile. Powersliding buildings down has never been this much fun. Actually, there hasn´t really been a game like this since. It's an action/puzzle game with exploration and lots of secret levels to be found. Simply brilliant. The challenge is...

News: Sayonara UmiharaKawase and Code of Princess Set for European Discounts

Sayonara UmiharaKawase and Code of Princess Set for European Discounts

Agatsuma offering back-to-school treats

Agatsuma Entertainment, the developer that has self-published some key titles on the European 3DS eShop, has confirmed a two week promotion on two of its highly regarded releases; the deals will run from 4th September until 17th September. Details of the two discounts are below: Sayonara UmiharaKawase (aka...

News: Shin Megami Tensei IV's European Release Pushed Back to "Late October"

Shin Megami Tensei IV's European Release Pushed Back to "Late October"

"We encountered a few last-minute issues specific to the EU version"

Shin Megami Tensei IV is a highly regarded RPG on 3DS that arrived in North America in July 2013, but has had a lengthy route to European shores. While titles such as this typically wait — potentially forever — for another publisher in Europe, Atlus has gone out of its way to...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Step Up With More Outfit Variations

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Step Up With More Outfit Variations

All the pretty colours

We've learnt in recent times that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS won't be short of variety; the roster and stage lists continue to grow, while the number of trophies and music tracks are set to be higher than ever. There'll also be plenty of outfits, some rather risqué and others that are simple colour...

Video: This is a Video Game

This is a Video Game

And yet so much more

There's been a lot of back and forth lately over the definitions of certain words in the realm of gaming culture; of what it is supposed to mean to be a certain thing and what else you might be if you don't fit someone's particular interpretation of the vernacular. In the midst of all the line-drawing and wall-building, YouTube...

News: Nintendo Direct on 4th September to Reveal More Bayonetta 2 Details

Nintendo Direct on 4th September to Reveal More Bayonetta 2 Details

A bewitching revelation

Bayonetta 2 will arrive exclusively on Wii U on 24th October in North America — it's still just 'October' in Europe — which is exciting news for fans of the original or those that simply like intense, fast-paced action games. Even more exciting news is that Nintendo's preparing to ramp up the excitement for the release...

Review: Donkey Kong Jr. Math (Wii U eShop / NES)

Donkey Kong Jr. Math (Wii U eShop / NES)

Summin' it

In among the Excitebikes, Super Mario Bros., and Ice Climbers of the NES’s North American launch sat Donkey Kong Jr. Math, an edutainment title seemingly designed so that hopeful tots could point to it on the shelf and Trojan-horse Nintendo’s new Duck Hunt-playing powerhouse into the family home, parents unsuspecting, under the guise...

News: Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Has One More Secret Beyond 100% Completion

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Has One More Secret Beyond 100% Completion

The "Super Secret Meme Room" is the final destination

We're big fans of Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition here at Nintendo Life, awarding the colourful action-platformer Metroidvania adventure 9/10 in our review. A major part of the appeal with the Wii U eShop title is that even when the adventure is defeated there's more to do, with...

Video: Take a Look at Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call's Quest Medley Mode

Take a Look at Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call's Quest Medley Mode

Tap and slide for GP and prizes

Anticipating Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call's release later this month, Square Enix UK has released a video showcasing the game's new Quest Medley mode featuring a combination of classic Theathrythm gameplay and some new features such as the stage-hopping airship: Quest Medley mode features the classical...

Weirdness: In An Alternate Universe Danny DeVito Would Have Starred in Super Mario Bros. The Movie

In An Alternate Universe Danny DeVito Would Have Starred in Super Mario Bros. The Movie

Oscar winning script writer was also lined up

It has its defenders that'll protect its honour from a hail of criticism, but the Super Mario Bros. movie isn't exactly universally loved. It was the film equivalent of interpretive dance — it vaguely resembled its subject matter but was ultimately confusing and bonkers. It could have been an entirely...

Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Nintendo 3DS

Tell Us What You Think of the New Nintendo 3DS

The new 'New'

The dust is now starting to settle on Nintendo's surprise reveal of the New Nintendo 3DS in a Japanese Nintendo Direct. Due in Nintendo's homeland this October and other regions in 2015, it adds a healthy dose of new features and improvements to — potentially — invigorate the 3DS family of systems in the coming years. Its...