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News: Devil's Third Developer Discusses Its Unique Approach, and Learning From Nintendo

Devil's Third Developer Discusses Its Unique Approach, and Learning From Nintendo

"I had this opportunity to learn about Nintendo culture"

Devil's Third was a major surprise at E3; the Valhalla project formerly in the works for PS3 and Xbox 360 was announced as a Wii U exclusive. Its absence from the the Nintendo Digital Event was hardly a surprise considering its tone and genre, but it did raise eyebrows and will stand as one of...

Talking Point: New Ideas, Not New IPs, Are The Key for Nintendo

New Ideas, Not New IPs, Are The Key for Nintendo

Splatoon and Code Name S.T.E.A.M are joined by Captain Toad, after all

Earlier today we reported on an interview given by two of the developers behind upcoming Wii U third-person shooter Splatoon, in which they outlined the creative process that brought us human / squid hybrids rather than macho men with guns, with existing brands such as Mario...

News: Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit Cooking Up a Treat for 3DS in September

Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit Cooking Up a Treat for 3DS in September

Step into the Cooking Dojo

In exciting news for those that are fans of cooking with a stylus — which doesn't work very well in real life — Majesco Entertainment has confirmed that Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit will be arriving in the West this September. This is a title we've covered in the past as it was on its way to the Japanese market, though...

News: Developers Outline The Creative Process for Crafting Splatoon as a New IP, Working Towards Retail Release

Developers Outline The Creative Process for Crafting Splatoon as a New IP, Working Towards Retail Release

"We had robots, different animals, macho men, and Mario"

Of all its announcements at E3, Splatoon was arguably the biggest hit for Nintendo, perhaps aside from obvious blockbuster efforts such as The Legend of Zelda. It generated a lot of hype, seemingly caught the imagination of the Nintendo Life community and has been praised in numerous previews...

News: An Iconic Super Mario Bros. 3 Overworld Theme Gets the Smooth McGroove Treatment

An Iconic Super Mario Bros. 3 Overworld Theme Gets the Smooth McGroove Treatment

Who can resist that?

We imagine many of you are already familiar with Smooth McGroove, a hugely popular presence on YouTube that's highly regarded for his weekly Acapella music videos. His rise to prominence has been particularly impressive, with his focus on retro titles also helping to establish a dedicated audience. While all of his videos are...

News: KickBeat: Special Edition Wii U eShop Trailer Shows Deadly Rhythm

KickBeat: Special Edition Wii U eShop Trailer Shows Deadly Rhythm

Fresh footage of X-Type Plus and Master Reboot also released

Zen Studios has undoubtedly been one of the most committed download game publishers on the Wii U eShop, releasing multiple games and some DLC on the store. Occasionally the titles have taken a while and not all DLC has made it, yet considering the limited audience up to this point it'd be...

Video: Impa Shows Off Some Impressive Moves in the Latest Hyrule Warriors Trailer

Impa Shows Off Some Impressive Moves in the Latest Hyrule Warriors Trailer

Call that a sword? THIS, is a sword

Tecmo Koei and Nintendo have been busy in recent days and weeks to make sure that gamers know all about Hyrule Warriors, both also doing their utmost to convince us that this is a title we simply must have on Wii U. This Dynasty Warriors mash-up will certainly be a diversion for the much-loved franchise, at least...

News: Nintendo Confirms Appearance, With Wii U and 3DS Titles, at HYPER JAPAN 2014 in London

Nintendo Confirms Appearance, With Wii U and 3DS Titles, at HYPER JAPAN 2014 in London

Will take part in "a number of showcases on the main stage"

HYPER JAPAN is a yearly event in London that, if you hadn't already guessed from the title, celebrates Japanese culture. It incorporates interests such as music, fashion, food & drink, sports demonstrations, technology and, of course, video games. Nintendo's been a consistent supporter...

News: GAME Offers Buy One Get One Half Price Tomodachi Life Deal

GAME Offers Buy One Get One Half Price Tomodachi Life Deal

For physical or download copies via online store

We're fans of the slightly bizarre Mii-sim Tomodachi Life here at Nintendo Life, and it's been enjoying a solid — if unspectacular — run in the UK charts, as one example. Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime has also been making positive noises about sales in the region, though we'll see...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses Future Cross-Platform Development as an "Opportunity" for Nintendo

Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses Future Cross-Platform Development as an "Opportunity" for Nintendo

Will "think about" Virtual Console cross-buy support

Nintendo's development teams are currently exceptionally busy, producing content to cover release schedules for both Wii U and 3DS, two systems with fairly substantial disparities in raw processing power. The idea of simply streaming Wii U games to 3DS, for example, has never been seriously...

Video: Shovel Knight Release Trailer Delivers Epicness in Spades

Shovel Knight Release Trailer Delivers Epicness in Spades

AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

We'd like to think that video game journalism has progressed past the era when we mindlessly slathered over screenshots of games and reviewed things in terms of heads that looked like they were about to explode, but if anything is to make us don our old neon shirts and bring "Radical!" back into style, it's the...

News: Agitha, of Twilight Princess Fame, Confirmed as Playable Character in Hyrule Warriors

Agitha, of Twilight Princess Fame, Confirmed as Playable Character in Hyrule Warriors

New character Lana also playable, villains from Twilight Princess to appear

Update: Subsequent reports from this leaked Famitsu article explain that Lana (referenced below) is a new character, The White Witch, who uses a magical book of spells to combat enemies. Agitha can attack with a parasol and summon bugs, Link will have his iconic...

News: Ubisoft Runs Another eShop Discount Bonanza in North America

Ubisoft Runs Another eShop Discount Bonanza in North America

Because it can...

It seems that Ubisoft just can't help itself when it comes to eShop discount promotions. In what appears to be a bi-monthly occasion, it's slashed the prices of a substantial range of titles on both the Wii U and 3DS stores in order to drum up some more sales. There are plenty to get through, though no fresh discounts in Europe...

News: The Nintendo 64 is Now 18 Years Old in Japan

The Nintendo 64 is Now 18 Years Old in Japan

Finally old enough to run Conker's Bad Fur Day

Time flies when you're having fun, especially for those of us who grew up spending excessive amounts of time playing GoldenEye 007 and Mario Kart 64. That's because the Nintendo 64 was released a whopping 18 years ago today in its native territory of Japan. Released on 23 June 1996, the N64 served as a...