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News: Sega Is Focusing On 3DS For Sonic Boom Because It Wasn't Happy With The Wii U Version

Sega Is Focusing On 3DS For Sonic Boom Because It Wasn't Happy With The Wii U Version

"We totally feel the 3DS was the stronger of the two"

Sonic Boom was supposed to be a big initiative for Sega. Not only was the company pushing two brand-new games to market - one for Wii U and one for 3DS - but it was going to support these titles with a tie-in TV show and a flood of merchandise. Things didn't quite work out that way; while the 3DS...

Video: Who Needs a New Sonic Game When You Have Splatoon's Inkbrush?

Who Needs a New Sonic Game When You Have Splatoon's Inkbrush?

Speed up

With the surprise announcement of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice arriving on 3DS later this year, we here at Nintendo Life have found our own ways to enjoy the lightning pace gameplay attributed to the Sonic series using Splatoon's brand new Inkbrush weapon. Check out the video below for a hot, violent injection of all the super speed you'll...

News: Hyrule Warriors Is Slashing Its Way to 3DS

Hyrule Warriors Is Slashing Its Way to 3DS

Whoops, Koei Tecmo went early

Update: Koei Tecmo has now taken the original video offline, but many mirrors have already been uploaded, one of which is included in this article. Original Article: Well, it seems someone at Koei Tecmo needs to re-take YouTube Management 101, as a video has been posted unlisted - but available - that reveals Hyrule...

News: Capcom Thinks It Can Shift 2.5 Million Copies of Monster Hunter X By March Next Year

Capcom Thinks It Can Shift 2.5 Million Copies of Monster Hunter X By March Next Year

Hunting huge pots of gold

Last month, Capcom's financial report suggested that the company expects to sell 2.5 million units of an undisclosed Monster Hunter title by March 2016 - a title which the company has since confirmed is the forthcoming Monster Hunter X. That's a pretty bold prediction, but one which seems positively pessimistic when you...

Video: Lego Marvel's Avengers Blast Onto Wii U And 3DS With This New Trailer

Lego Marvel's Avengers Blast Onto Wii U And 3DS With This New Trailer

Building up the hype for E3

Warner Bros. has just lifted the lid on the E3 trailer for its next big Lego game - Lego Marvel's Avengers. Developed by UK studio TT Games - as always - this new offering will be hitting a wide range of systems at the end of this year, including the Wii U and 3DS. Based on the two recent Avengers movies, the video game...

News: Splatoon is Still Number One in Japan as Wii U Sales Increase Again

Splatoon is Still Number One in Japan as Wii U Sales Increase Again

The momentum Wii U needs?

The Japanese Media Create chart results are in, and much focus has been on Splatoon and Wii U; after an excellent début for the shooter, it's momentum has been key. The numbers that have come through seem rather positive, too, especially for a new IP. In its second week the Wii U exclusive sold 68,913 copies in Japan,...

Video: Feast Your Eyeballs on Extended Footage of Fire Emblem If

Feast Your Eyeballs on Extended Footage of Fire Emblem If

Plus quirky Splatoon and Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus vids

Though we're looking at a 2016 release in the West, Fire Emblem If is all set to arrive in Japan on 25th June, shaking up the standard formula with two separate releases - and a third storyline available as DLC. It'll likely have all of the strategy gameplay we can handle. With the...

News: Splatoon to Feature as Details on Competitors and Format Are Released for the Nintendo World Championships

Splatoon to Feature as Details on Competitors and Format Are Released for the Nintendo World Championships

Kevin Pereira to host

The Nintendo World Championships live event in LA will be a fun way to kick off E3 week, and Nintendo of America has now outlined key details on the contest. We now know two of the games to be included - one freshly announced - along with a basic format, the competitors and the host. In terms of the format and games included,...

News: Free DLC Heading to Affordable Space Adventures, With Plans for Future Paid Content

Free DLC Heading to Affordable Space Adventures, With Plans for Future Paid Content

Extra Value Space Adventures

Affordable Space Adventures is one of a small group of Wii U exclusives, and arguably does more for the cause of the Wii U GamePad's unique capabilities than a number of Nintendo's own efforts. A collaboration between KnapNok Games and Nifflas, we gave it a strong recommendation in our review. It's a premium-priced...

News: Get Messy in Splatoon's Latest Free Stage, Kelp Dome

Get Messy in Splatoon's Latest Free Stage, Kelp Dome

If you get in trouble, just cry for kelp (sorry)

Update: It's now been confirmed that this stage will arrive today (10th June) at 7pm Pacific Time / 10pm Eastern, which supports the previous 'tomorrow morning' announcement from Nintendo of Europe as this is 3am UK / 4am CET. Original Article: Splatoon is turning out to be the game which keeps on...

News: ​Tomonobu Itagaki's Devil's Third Will Lay Waste To Your Wii U On August 28th

​Tomonobu Itagaki's Devil's Third Will Lay Waste To Your Wii U On August 28th

New trailer and screens explode into view

It's been a while since we heard any solid information on Devil's Third, but with E3 fast approaching it seems like Valhalla Game Studios is making up for lost time. Studio boss Tomonobu Itagaki may have kept any insights relating to the Wii U exclusive close to his chest, but that has all changed today -...

News: Freshly Translated 2001 Interview Between Shigeru Miyamoto And Yuji Naka Is Packed With Friendly Rivalry And Mutual Respect

Freshly Translated 2001 Interview Between Shigeru Miyamoto And Yuji Naka Is Packed With Friendly Rivalry And Mutual Respect

The two rivals talk Sonic, Mario and much more besides

Cast your mind back to the console war of the early '90s and one thing springs to mind - Sega vs Nintendo. The titanic struggle between these two Japanese giants dominated the video game industry for the best part of a decade, with the incumbent Nintendo - along with world-famous mascot Mario -...

Rumour: ZombiU Is Shedding Its Wii U Exclusivity To Infect The PlayStation 4 And Xbox One

ZombiU Is Shedding Its Wii U Exclusivity To Infect The PlayStation 4 And Xbox One

Ubisoft bringing the game back from the dead?

ZombiU was a fantastic Wii U launch title, but one which sold poorly and didn't generate any profit for publisher Ubisoft. Its dismal commercial performance put the brakes on the development of a sequel, but it would appear that the French company is now looking for alternative ways of generating more

News: Yup, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Is Definitely Skipping Wii U

Yup, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Is Definitely Skipping Wii U

Despite the confirmation of Xbox 360 and PS3 versions

Despite the fact that last year's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare skipped Nintendo's current home system, there were hopes that Black Ops 3 - the next entry in Activision's yearly shooty-shooty-boom-boom franchise - would still arrive on Wii U. Slim hopes admittedly, but hopes all the same. It's...

News: PolyKid's Indie 3D Platformer Poi Is Coming To Wii U

PolyKid's Indie 3D Platformer Poi Is Coming To Wii U

Inspired by the classics

Indie developer PolyKid has announced its 3D platformer, Poi, is coming to the Wii U. The team behind Poi are drawing inspiration from the classic platformers they grew up with including the likes of Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie and even Super Mario Sunshine on the Nintendo GameCube. In Poi, players take control of a child...

Review: Vector Assault (Wii U eShop)

Vector Assault (Wii U eShop)

Identity theft

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the case of WizByte Games' Vector Assault, it isn't flattering. Heavily inspired by Geometry Wars - a game that in many ways helped usher in the era of downloadable console games - Vector Assault is not nearly as polished, addictive, or fun. While it's playable and functional on...