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Interview: Splatoon Producer Hisashi Nogami on Claiming New Territory for Wii U

Splatoon Producer Hisashi Nogami on Claiming New Territory for Wii U

Aimed to create "an entirely new form of gameplay"

Though the claims that Nintendo simply doesn't tackle new ideas aren't entirely fair, there's little denying that Splatoon has been a breath of fresh air on Wii U. As a new IP that utilises a genre so rarely entertained by Nintendo - a third-person shooter - it appears to have succeeded in...

Feature: Game Boy Collector Tracks Down Original Owner Using The Power Of Social Media

Game Boy Collector Tracks Down Original Owner Using The Power Of Social Media

A very modern mystery

The internet is a wonderful tool which allows us to do all kinds of things – shopping, keeping in touch with loved ones and (of course) reading amazing websites like Nintendo Life. It's also rather handy when you pick up a second-hand piece of vintage gaming technology and want to know who owned it a few decades ago – and...

News: Splatoon Producer Inks Out Reasons For Lack Of Voice Chat And Staggered Content Roll-Out

Splatoon Producer Inks Out Reasons For Lack Of Voice Chat And Staggered Content Roll-Out

"We really do understand the fun that can be had with this"

Nintendo caused quite a bit of heated discussion when it confirmed that online shooter Splatoon would lack voice chat. The ability to communicate with fellow players is a staple of other online shooters, but Nintendo decided against including it in this ink-covered offering. Critics...

News: Splatoon Storms to Top Spot in Japanese Charts With Six Figure Sales

Splatoon Storms to Top Spot in Japanese Charts With Six Figure Sales

Wii U sales more than double to lead hardware chart

It's that time of the week, once again, for Media Create Japanese chart results, and there are some strong sales for the latest Wii U exclusive, matching up to chatter that stock had been scarce due to demand; Wii U hardware sales jumped, too. We're referring, of course, to Splatoon, the colourful...

Video: We Check Out The Squid amiibo Challenges

We Check Out The Squid amiibo Challenges

We have an Inkling you're having problems tracking these amiibo down

We have yet more Splatoon videos coming your way. By now you should be aware of the amiibo challenges available in Splatoon, and thanks to a lack of stock - or certain unscrupulous folk spoiling the fun for UK GAME shoppers - you may be struggling to obtain all three...

News: ​Skylanders SuperChargers Melds Mario Kart, Star Fox And Wave Race, Coming To Wii U, Wii And 3DS This September

​Skylanders SuperChargers Melds Mario Kart, Star Fox And Wave Race, Coming To Wii U, Wii And 3DS This September

Wii promised a "complimentary" experience

Skylanders SuperChargers has been announced today and brings with it vehicle toys for special Skylanders to pilot and modify. It's a bold move that not only adds more value but changes how the game plays on the screen. There will be 20 vehicles to collect, each one with a special SuperCharger Skylander...

Video: Smash Bros. Characters Get Gruesome with Mortal Kombat X's 'X-Ray' Moves

Smash Bros. Characters Get Gruesome with Mortal Kombat X's 'X-Ray' Moves

FINISH HIM!

Despite inhabiting the fighting game realm - a genre perhaps associated with lifelike violence - the Super Smash Bros. series has done exceptionally well in keeping its games clean and friendly. However, YouTuber Sterling has added a twist to the beloved Nintendo franchise, and created a video containing a mash-up of two of the current...

News: Fake amiibo Figures Spotted In The Wild

Fake amiibo Figures Spotted In The Wild

Toys to strife

Nintendo's amiibo toys are highly collectable items these days, so it should come as no surprise to learn that counterfeit figures are starting to appear. Info Amiibo has reported that Mario, Link, Pikachu, and Samus figures have been spotted. Each figure has telltale signs that it's a fake - for example, Pikachu's feet are raised...

News: New Mega Man TV Series Blasting Its Way to Screens in... 2017

New Mega Man TV Series Blasting Its Way to Screens in... 2017

Epic trolling, Capcom

2017 is the 30th Anniversary of the Mega Man franchise. Now, admittedly, the 25th Anniversary was a tad rubbish for those of us that like to play games - Capcom released figurines, USB sticks and tissue dispensers, but the only game we got was a free fan-game on PC. Oh, Capcom... Will 2017 finally bring the series back? We can...

News: Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories Heading to Wii U This Winter

Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories Heading to Wii U This Winter

Promises nostalgia and a return to series roots

Natsume has opted to go early with an E3 reveal, confirming that Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories is coming to Wii U this Winter; oddly it's also coming to PC, Android and iOS, which is a diverse mix of platforms. Perhaps in response to criticism from some fans that the franchise has drifted away from...

News: Humble Nindie Bundle Adds Three New Games

Humble Nindie Bundle Adds Three New Games

Two for Wii U and one for 3DS

After a week the Humble Nindie Bundle has raised over $500,000 and sold more than 58,000 bundles; eShop gamers in the Americas have had the option of paying whatever they want for three games, or adding an extra five titles by paying just $10 - some have been voluntarily paying much more, of course. It's a first for...

Interview: Humble Co-Founder John Graham on the Creation and Potential Future of the Humble Nindie Bundle

Humble Co-Founder John Graham on the Creation and Potential Future of the Humble Nindie Bundle

"We put the power into the hands of the consumer"

The Humble Nindie Bundle is the first of its kind, bringing the pay what you want model applied so effectively to other games and media into the console market. It was a surprising coup for the Nintendo eShop when announced, and has raised over half a million dollars in its first week - there are...

News: Xeodrifter Targeting 18th June Release in PAL Regions, Pricing Confirmed

Xeodrifter Targeting 18th June Release in PAL Regions, Pricing Confirmed

That includes you Australia / New Zealand

Xeodrifter is a particularly intriguing 3DS eShop title from Renegade Kid. Due to some delays and struggles in 2014 the popular studio took a decision to turn around this passion project for 3DS in just five months, and the resulting Metroidvania retro-styled experience proved to be a critical success...

News: The Latest SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge Seeks Your Witty Social Media Ideas

The Latest SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge Seeks Your Witty Social Media Ideas

#wittytagline

Image & Form has been running a series of SteamWorld Ambassador Challenges every two weeks, with lucky winners set to receive copies of SteamWorld Heist on all available platforms later this year. Contests so far have included designing hats for robots and thinking up witty one-liners, accommodating those with creative minds and...

Video: A Guide to Splatoon's New Weapon & Map

A Guide to Splatoon's New Weapon & Map

Zapper-de-doo-dah

In a surprisingly bold move Nintendo has already begun to drip-feed us new content for its acclaimed new shooter experience Splatoon, despite the game having been released less than a week ago. This takes the form of the new shooter-style weapon called the N-Zap '85 styled after the NES Zapper, and Port Mackerel, a new map for both...