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News: Yokai Watch 2 Back at Number One in Japan - Wii U Sales Remain Average, 3DS Drops

Yokai Watch 2 Back at Number One in Japan - Wii U Sales Remain Average, 3DS Drops

Microsoft adds a third home console to the mix

The Japanese charts show that Yokai Watch 2 can't be put down for long as it rises back to the coveted number one position. Even with the release of the Xbox One in Japan, the game simply cannot be shaken, it seems. Elsewhere in the software charts things are looking a bit grim for Nintendo, only two...

News: Rising Star Games Confirms 10th Anniversary North American eShop Discounts

Rising Star Games Confirms 10th Anniversary North American eShop Discounts

Beyblade! Fashion! Jewels! Fishing!

This week's European Nintendo Download Update includes a range of discounts from Rising Star Games — the publisher is currently celebrating its 10 year anniversary. It's a particularly active company in the EU, often taking on a number of niche titles from Japan that would otherwise never make it to the region...

Review: Kirby Fighters Deluxe (3DS eShop)

Kirby Fighters Deluxe (3DS eShop)

Popstar wars

Ever since Kirby’s Adventure introduced the pink puffball’s trademark copy abilities in 1993, they’ve been at the heart of his every hobby, from Dream Course’s mini-golf to Air Ride’s racing. With Kirby Triple Deluxe, players were given the chance to use those powers in Kirby’s newest pastime — all-o

News: Nintendo Treehouse Live Broadcast Kick-Off Time Confirmed

Nintendo Treehouse Live Broadcast Kick-Off Time Confirmed

A late night for European fans

Earlier this week Nintendo of America confirmed that The Treehouse will host an 8-hour live broadcast, confirming that the final build of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will be a main part of the event along with other upcoming Wii U and 3DS games. Initially we were only given a date, 12th September, but NoA has...

Nintendo 64x64: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

I'm Hit! Rear shields down!

Taking everything that is loved about the grand battles of the original Star Wars trilogy -- the dogfights, the scale and the classic theme of good versus evil -- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron delivers an authentic aerial action experience with its own bespoke storyline. Produced with astonishingly high production values --...

News: Mega Camerupt, Mega Gallade, and Mega Sharpedo Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Mega Camerupt, Mega Gallade, and Mega Sharpedo Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Primal Kyogre & Primal Groudon abilities also unveiled

CoroCoro has revealed three new Mega Evolutions for the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire games. The three monsters in question are Sharpedo, Gallade and Camerupt, all three of which started their evolutionary line in the original Ruby and Sapphire versions. Mega Sharpedo has...

News: This New Fatal Frame Trailer Highlights the GamePad's Functionality

This New Fatal Frame Trailer Highlights the GamePad's Functionality

Send those ghouls packing

We've known for a long time that the new title in the Fatal Frame series would be using the GamePad as though it were a real camera, but this is the first good look at how it plays out within gameplay. The trailer shows the player battling numerous ghosts and spirits with the GamePad by taking photographs of them, rotating...

Video: Watch Us Crack Some Skulls In The 3DS Super Smash Bros. Demo

Watch Us Crack Some Skulls In The 3DS Super Smash Bros. Demo

Looks like we're in for a Smashing time

3DS owners across Japan — as well as those international Nintendo fans dedicated enough to import Japanese hardware — are currently abandoning their friends, family, and careers while they get busy with the Super Smash Bros. demo that has just been released on the Japanese eShop. Of course being a demo,...

News: Watch Dogs Stares at a November Release Date on Wii U, According to Ubisoft Mexico

Watch Dogs Stares at a November Release Date on Wii U, According to Ubisoft Mexico

Throw us a bone, Ubisoft

Watching for Watch Dogs has become a bit of a hobby here at Nintendo Life HQ, taking up the tactic of our canine friends that if you stare at someone — in this case Ubisoft — long enough they'll give in and fetch you that sandbox shooting / hacking game you always wanted. The publishing giant likes to tease before giving...

News: Square Enix Temporarily Pulls 3DS Dragon Quest X From Sale Due To Unexpected Success

Square Enix Temporarily Pulls 3DS Dragon Quest X From Sale Due To Unexpected Success

Sales of both physical and digital versions suspended

Dragon Quest X came to the Japanese 3DS recently, and as expected, the game sold very well — in fact, the first shipment of physical copies went in the space of a single week. However, such success has caused serious headaches not only for Square Enix, but for the hordes of existing Dragon...

Review: Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight (3DS eShop / NES)

Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight (3DS eShop / NES)

Back to the future

Capcom's Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight is not a typical Street Fighter game. If you go into this relatively obscure NES action title knowing you won't hear "Hadouken!" shouted once, you may be able to enjoy the experience. However, Street Fighter 2010's depth and surprisingly intricate gameplay will likely be lost on all...

News: North America is Getting the Limited Edition of Hyrule Warriors

North America is Getting the Limited Edition of Hyrule Warriors

About time

It's been a long time coming, but the special edition version of Hyrule Warriors will be hitting the US. Here's the original tweet: There' same small downside to the whole scenario though, this version will only be available at the Nintendo World Store and pre-ordering is not an option. When release day comes the copies will be sold on...

Talking Point: The Growing Role of The Treehouse Gives Nintendo More Personality

The Growing Role of The Treehouse Gives Nintendo More Personality

A human touch

It's not so long ago that The Treehouse at Nintendo of America's HQ was a mystery, a department with a rather charming door behind which delights could be found. It was tempting to think of it as a smaller game-related version of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, with Oompa Loompas in Mario hats singing songs and playing games. Of...

Weirdness: Here's What DuckTales Would Look Like With Real Ducks

Here's What DuckTales Would Look Like With Real Ducks

Someone call PETA

DuckTales has a special place in the heart of Nintendo fans not just because it was a superb early-morning cartoon romp, but because it also spawned some amazing games on the NES and Game Boy, the first of which was recently remastered for the Wii U eShop. What we're about to show has only the tenuous link to these amazing games,...

News: Sherlock Holmes And An 8-Year-Old Female Watson Will Star In The Great Ace Attorney

Sherlock Holmes And An 8-Year-Old Female Watson Will Star In The Great Ace Attorney

Elementary, my dear Watson

It has been reported that Capcom's forthcoming 3DS title The Great Ace Attorney will feature Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective Sherlock Holmes — but with a twist. According to Game Jouhou, the famous sleuth will be joined by his famous sidekick Watson, who will be an 8-year old girl as opposed to a strapping...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Will Support The New 3DS C-Stick, But Not The Circle Pad Pro

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Will Support The New 3DS C-Stick, But Not The Circle Pad Pro

C-Stick it to the man

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will support the New 3DS console's C-Stick, but won't be compatible with the Circle Pad Pro accessory for the original 3DS and 3DS XL. The information comes from Nintendo's official Japanese support pages, and has been translated by posters on NeoGaf. This follows news that

News: The Classic Mode in Smash Bros. 3DS is Bolstered Further with Random Rewards System

The Classic Mode in Smash Bros. 3DS is Bolstered Further with Random Rewards System

Edging ever closer

With the Japanese release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS practically within tasting distance and the hype level higher than ever, Sakurai continues the slew of information about the product by describing another interesting addition to Classic Mode. http://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/AYMHAAACAADRUqGUwwugmQ And here's...

News: The Wonderful 101 Gets a Wonderful Soundtrack Release

The Wonderful 101 Gets a Wonderful Soundtrack Release

Wonderful

Music fanatics, prepare your eardrums. Platinum Games announced today that the complete soundtrack of 127 tracks from its excellent title The Wonderful 101 is getting a digital release. Split into two volumes, the soundtrack would supposedly have needed five CDs in order to have a physical release, so our shelves can breathe a sigh of...