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Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns - 19th November

Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns - 19th November

Second chances and missed targets

Last week brought us a fairly busy Kickstarter update with a few success stories to celebrate, albeit with the flipside of other notable projects not hitting their targets. This week brings us more titles that have fallen short, while some new entries arrive with their second attempts on the crowdfunding platform...

Review: Shuttle Rush (Wii U eShop)

Shuttle Rush (Wii U eShop)

Breath and taxes

Sometimes a game comes at you and everything seems fully as you expect… almost. It looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck. It’s definitely a duck. But then it moos a little and you’re forced to take a step back. That’s Shuttle Rush. General gameplay here is very straightforward: this is a...

News: DK: King of Swing Looks Set for a Western Wii U Virtual Console Release

DK: King of Swing Looks Set for a Western Wii U Virtual Console Release

A bananas spin-off

There's certainly more to Donkey Kong than terrific 2D platformers — the ape began life as a villain in the iconic self-titled arcade, went 3D on the Nintendo 64, has gone up against Mario in some tricky puzzle games and even had his own set of bongos. All of that said, Game Boy Advance title DK: King of Swing is still one of...

News: Nexis Games Defends UCraft's Multiplatform Move and PC Beta Release

Nexis Games Defends UCraft's Multiplatform Move and PC Beta Release

PS4 and Xbox One on the agenda, no name change mentioned

In recent weeks and months we've seen the emergence of a few titles clearly inspired by Minecraft, the phenomenon now owned by Microsoft that's been released on all platforms bar Nintendo's. Block building open-world adventures with primitive visuals are popping up as confirmed or prospective...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Thrown off its Perch by Call of Duty, Wii U Sales Spike Upwards

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Thrown off its Perch by Call of Duty, Wii U Sales Spike Upwards

Captain Toad makes a stand in Japan

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has finally been knocked from first place in the Japanese charts in the wake of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Sony must be fairly pleased with their success this week, but we wouldn't be at all surprised to see Monster Hunter right back up at the top next week once the hype has died...

News: You'll Never Get Lost In Translation With Talking Phrasebook On Your 3DS

You'll Never Get Lost In Translation With Talking Phrasebook On Your 3DS

The essential travel companion with 7 different languages

The 3DS isn’t just a portable gaming system – it’s a device of many uses. Sanuk Games and Connected Cavern appear to be well aware of this having just announced the release of Talking Phrasebook – 7 Languages for the 3DS next week on November 27th. Coming in at an affordable price of...

News: Upcoming DLC for Mighty Gunvolt Unleashes New Stages and Bosses

Upcoming DLC for Mighty Gunvolt Unleashes New Stages and Bosses

A mighty update to version 2.0 is also on the way

DLC in the form of new bosses and stages has been on the cards for Mighty Gunvolt since it was revealed back in August that the title would be a free download for Azure Striker Gunvolt owners in Japan. Now, the first details about the downloadable content for the Inti Cr

Video: Nintendo of Japan Provides an Exhaustive and Gorgeous Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Overview

Nintendo of Japan Provides an Exhaustive and Gorgeous Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Overview

Hype mode engaged

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is now right around the corner in North America — with Europe and Japan not too far behind — and the anticipation is at its peak. Thanks to Nintendo's efforts we already know most details around the game, so it's now simply a case of getting into some delicious 1080p / 60 FPS brawling. Nintendo's...

Review: Football Up Online (3DS eShop)

Football Up Online (3DS eShop)

The life of lag

Amidst the clamouring hands of football fans over the next entry in the FIFA series, EnjoyUp Games saw a gap in the market, namely the 3DS eShop, and so decided to release its original Football Up 3D. Not content with simply remaining a sub-par local multiplayer experience, Football Up Online has since been released to little...

News: The New Nintendo 3DS Doesn't Come With An Internet Filter In Australia

The New Nintendo 3DS Doesn't Come With An Internet Filter In Australia

Other western markets may follow suit

When the New Nintendo 3DS launched in Japan recently one of the more interesting new elements was the web browser, which came with a filter to block adult content from the eyes of innocent and impressionable youngsters. To remove the filter, you have to register a credit card — which incurs a small charge —...

Video: Someone Has Built Mario Kart 8's Mute City Track In F-Zero X, Just Because They Can

Someone Has Built Mario Kart 8's Mute City Track In F-Zero X, Just Because They Can

You've got boast power!

Mario Kart 8's new DLC is a beautiful thing, offering additional characters, karts and tracks which breathe new life into what was already one of the best Wii U games. However, one of the highlights for the Nintendo Life team — all card-carrying F-Zero fans — is the Mute City track, which makes us want a sequel more than...

News: Pokémon Bank Version 1.2 Is Now Available To Download

Pokémon Bank Version 1.2 Is Now Available To Download

Gotta patch ‘em all!

In preparation for the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire later this week, The Pokémon Company has released an update for its digital storage box, Pokémon Bank. All 3DS owners who own a copy of Pokémon Bank can download the update from the eShop or through the software itself. A total of 210 blocks of free...

News: Wii U eShop Title Meme Run Seals Approval To Release This December

Wii U eShop Title Meme Run Seals Approval To Release This December

Totes LOLs guize, right? RIGHT?!?

Today is a red letter day. During moments like this, one cannot help but sit down and take stock of their own small part to play in this vast eternity we call existence. Crack open the history books, prepare for the very earth to shake, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria...Meme Run is coming. Yes in a...

News: Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii Brand Is A "Shadow Of Its Former Self"

Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii Brand Is A "Shadow Of Its Former Self"

Fergal Gara and Shawn Layden are entitled to their opinions, of course

Christmas is looming on the snow-covered horizon like a massive overstuffed turkey, but instead of exchanging gifts the big players in the video game hardware arena are talking trash about one another. At one end of the "Burn" scale there's Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime,...