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Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty Eight

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty Eight

Star Fox! Robin! 3DS menu! More!

After causing quite a stir two weeks ago, the Super Smash Bros. hype was relatively reserved last week, though the 3DS version was particularly prominent in Nintendo's Gaming Lounge broadcast from Comic-Con. On the screenshot front, Masahiro Sakurai continued his fine form on the Director's Room Miiverse community

News: 2014 Pokémon World Championships Live Broadcast Schedule and Details Confirmed

2014 Pokémon World Championships Live Broadcast Schedule and Details Confirmed

Champions will be crowned between 16-17 August

The Pokémon Company recently joined Nintendo in taking to Twitch for extensive live coverage of a major event, streaming plenty of action from the US National Championships. It wasn't without problems or immune to criticism, but was certainly a step in the right direction; details for the main event's...

News: Bravely Default Flutters Gracefully Past The One Million Copies Sold Mark

Bravely Default Flutters Gracefully Past The One Million Copies Sold Mark

More than half that total sold outside of Japan

Square Enix has revealed that its 3DS JRPG Bravely Default has sold one million copies worldwide across physical and digital distribution systems, with 600,000 of those occurring outside of Japan. The success of the game has had a dramatic effect on Square Enix's future plans; Bravely Default is a...

News: This Majora's Mask Cake is Legendary

This Majora's Mask Cake is Legendary

Yep, slow news day

When it comes to The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Nintendo's successfully kept demand for a remake at bay — speculation and iffy-looking shop 'listings' will continue until the end of time, or until a fresh release is announced. In any case, the fanbase for the N64 classic will continue to find ways to honour its status in...

Video: Darunia Rolls and Pounds His Way Through Enemies in Hyrule Warriors

Darunia Rolls and Pounds His Way Through Enemies in Hyrule Warriors

Princess Ruto opts for a little more elegance

Hyrule Warriors is now less than two months away, and Koei Tecmo continues to build hype through new character reveals, screenshots and trailers. Last week brought confirmation of Ocarina of Time stages along with Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto, and the latest trailer shows the Goron leader in action,...

News: Take Pleasure In The Stupidity Of Your Friends In IQ Test, Coming To The Wii U eShop July 31st

Take Pleasure In The Stupidity Of Your Friends In IQ Test, Coming To The Wii U eShop July 31st

“Have a great time watching your friends fail”

Ninja Pig Studios has announced its latest game IQ Test will be released in the US on July 31st, at a special launch price of $3.99. After this short period the price of the Wii U eShop title will be bumped back up to an MSRP of $4.99. Alongside this announcement was the official trailer reveal,...

News: Tomodachi Life Sneaks Past Watch Dogs in Single-Format UK Charts, Just Behind Minecraft

Tomodachi Life Sneaks Past Watch Dogs in Single-Format UK Charts, Just Behind Minecraft

3DS title and MK8 outside all-format top 10

With a quiet release schedule and long spell of hot weather, the UK games market endured its second lowest week of unit sales in 2014, and the worst in revenue. Not a great time for retailers, then, and Nintendo has a mix of good and bad news to consider. The positive news comes in the single-format...

Nintendo Download: 31st July (Europe)

31st July (Europe)

XType, Ice Cream heroes, racing, bombing, loads of discounts and more

Monday morning means Nintendo Download Update news for European gamers, as we learn what's coming to the region later this week. It's a packed schedule, with a mix of new titles on both Wii U and 3DS, along with a host of discounts and a new Virtual Console entry. There's lots to...

Review: Mega Man 5 (Wii U eShop / NES)

Mega Man 5 (Wii U eShop / NES)

Proto Man problems

Over a year ago, the first four Mega Man games were released on Wii U Virtual Console in quick succession. We don't know exactly what took so long for the remainder, but the fifth entry is finally here. As you might expect, Mega Man 5 is quite similar to the four games before it; eight new Robot Masters have appeared, and it's up...

Review: Glory of Generals (3DS eShop)

Glory of Generals (3DS eShop)

Inglorious

The 3DS is no stranger to war games, and CIRCLE Entertainment has been a particularly prolific profiteer, with World Conquerer 3D, European Conquerer 3D and this latest effort, Glory of Generals, all hitting the eShop within the last year. A turn-based strategy game set in World War II, Glory of Generals attempts to stand out from the...

Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS eShop Games That Are Perfect For Summer

Ten Wii U and 3DS eShop Games That Are Perfect For Summer

Summer gaming for a little less

Earlier this week we brought you a list of ten Wii U and 3DS games that are perfect for summer, as a starting point to also get community feedback on other favourites for the season. As promised, though, here's a follow-up that's all about eShop titles. These eShop games are all download-only titles, and no Virtual...

News: The Mysterious Murasame Castle Set For North American Début on 7th August

The Mysterious Murasame Castle Set For North American Début on 7th August

See the origin of that Nintendo Land mini-game

The Mysterious Murasame Castle is a Famicom Disk System game from 1986 that's only been known in the West through some cameo appearances and references — most recently through the Takamaru's Ninja Castle game in Nintendo Land. Having recently made its Western début on the European 3DS Virtual Console...

News: The Link Outfit and Gear in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is Almost Too Cool

The Link Outfit and Gear in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is Almost Too Cool

He's even rocking the earring

The upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and its predecessor, have had plenty of crossover outfits. One confirmed long ago in Japan that has us particularly excited is the Link outfit and equipment, which promises to add some Legend of Zelda charm to the hunt. The official channel for the upcoming Ultimate release, in...

Live: Nintendo Life Plays Mario Kart 8 on Twitch

Nintendo Life Plays Mario Kart 8 on Twitch

Aiming for the podium

It's that time again, dear readers, for us to be humiliated by far faster racers by playing Mario Kart 8 live on Twitch. Anthony Dickens and Tom Whitehead will be joining in (12 races) for a tournament we're currently running — with prizes courtesy of Official Nintendo UK Online Store — in the UK. Once we've completed a run...

News: New Pokémon Game Factory Trademark Isn't For A Game, But Its Toys Look Awesome

New Pokémon Game Factory Trademark Isn't For A Game, But Its Toys Look Awesome

Lucky Japanese fans

There was potentially a flutter for excitement for eagle-eyed Pokémon fans earlier today, when a trademark for Pokémon Game Factory was spotted; it was filed by Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures Inc. Its purpose was unclear, and those hoping it was another game in the hugely popular franchise would have been disappointed, as...

Play & Win: UK Mario Kart 8 Tournament - Live!

UK Mario Kart 8 Tournament - Live!

eShop funds up for grabs

Earlier this week we told you about a special Mario Kart 8 tournament we're running for UK racers. The day is here, in which participants have six hours to complete 12 races in a battle for some lovely eShop funds. Details are below, so good luck! What:: Nintendo Life is holding a one-off regional Mario Kart 8 Online...