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News: Gold Mario amiibo Set to Shine as Walmart Exclusive in North America

Gold Mario amiibo Set to Shine as Walmart Exclusive in North America

What about Europe?

Not long ago a credible rumour emerged of Gold and Silver Mario amiibo toys being prepared for sale, with web pages discovered showing documentation for health and safety testing on these figures, specifically in the Super Mario design. The pages related to Nintendo of America, and it now seems that the gold figure is certainly on...

Review: Puzzle Monkeys (Wii U eShop)

Puzzle Monkeys (Wii U eShop)

Fun as a barrel thereof

Ever since Tetris introduced gamers to the joys of skydiving shapes, block-dropping puzzlers have fallen into place on nearly every console and handheld under the sun, and for good reason: they're simple to learn, endlessly replayable, and - when done right - utterly addicting. Seeking to fill a simian-sized gap in the Wii...

News: SteamWorld Heist to be Playable At Upcoming US and UK Events

SteamWorld Heist to be Playable At Upcoming US and UK Events

PAX East, EXG Rezzed and The Steampunk World’s Fair

SteamWorld Heist is set to be one of the most intriguing download releases of 2015. A follow-up - but not sequel - to the hugely popular SteamWorld Dig, developer Image & Form is aiming to release the title across multiple platforms, including the eShop on Wii U and 3DS. It's a departure for...

Interview: Nintendo's Damon Baker on the eShop Team, Reaching Out to Indies and Finding Games That Matter

Nintendo's Damon Baker on the eShop Team, Reaching Out to Indies and Finding Games That Matter

Talks self-publishing, New Nintendo 3DS XL and more at Indiecade East

Nintendo recently attended Indiecade East 2015 in New York, where Damon Baker - Senior Manager in Marketing and Licensing - met with fans and developers alike, and led a seminar called "Self-Publishing with Nintendo." Nintendo Life attended the informative seminar and then had a...

News: Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Budoten is Fighting Its Way to Japanese 3DS Systems This Summer

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Budoten is Fighting Its Way to Japanese 3DS Systems This Summer

Over 100 fighters to be included

Fans of Japanese culture, including games and TV, are sure to be familiar with Dragon Ball Z, a franchise that's been relatively common on Nintendo hardware since the days of the original Famicom. Though not all modern entries make it to Nintendo systems there's still decent support, particularly in the handheld...

News: Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the New Nintendo 3DS XL Decision and Desire to Engage With the Community

Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the New Nintendo 3DS XL Decision and Desire to Engage With the Community

"The core audience... we weren't going to win with them on that decision"

Nintendo of America has been an active supporter of Indiecade in recent years, and recently attended the New York based Indiecade East event to showcase eShop releases and to promote the Wii U and 3DS as valid platforms for small developers of all types. It was in attendance...

Review: Mega Man Battle Network 2 (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Mega Man Battle Network 2 (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Casting a wider net

The world as portrayed in the Mega Man Battle Network series is so ridiculous and yet so outlandishly awesome that it's hard not to adore. In our boring reality, if your toaster doesn't work it means you're pretty much out of luck. In the Battle Network world, it more likely means you need to upload your virtual companion into...

Video: YouTube Musician Smooth McGroove Performs Majora's Mask Milk Bar Acapella

YouTube Musician Smooth McGroove Performs Majora's Mask Milk Bar Acapella

Milkin' it at the perfect time...

Popular YouTuber Smooth McGroove is at it again, and this time he tackles the 'Milk Bar' from Majora's Mask with a great level of detail and precision (as always). His 'Oath to Order / Calling the Four Giants' upload a week ago proved to go down exceptionally well with all the hype surrounding Majora's Mask 3D this...

Reaction: Satoru Iwata Holds Off on Major Announcements as Investors Appear Settled

Satoru Iwata Holds Off on Major Announcements as Investors Appear Settled

A comfortable, unremarkable Investor Briefing

As those that follow Nintendo closely know only too well, major announcements and shocks aren't just reserved for E3 and the occasional Nintendo Direct. The company has a habit of dropping major news like it's a minor affair, and in the past couple of years has also reserved some notable news for...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Comfortably Out-Sell Predecessors at Launch

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Comfortably Out-Sell Predecessors at Launch

Majora's Mask already approaching 0.5 million in U.S and Europe

Joining the New Nintendo 3DS as notable releases on 13th February - in North America and Europe - were The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, both very different titles seeking to deliver big sales for their respective franchises. The UK chart results -...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Launch Sales in the West Surpass 3DS XL Equivalents

New Nintendo 3DS Launch Sales in the West Surpass 3DS XL Equivalents

Satoru Iwata talks up momentum of 3DS software sales

Nintendo has issued the full English translation of today's Investor's Briefing - though we already reported on plans for amiibo and Virtual Console integration through free software, we can now gain a clearer perspective on the full briefing. For starters, the briefing's delay from earlier in...

News: Hyrule Warriors 'Ganon Pack' DLC to Bring Fresh Mayhem in Final Season Pass Arrival

Hyrule Warriors 'Ganon Pack' DLC to Bring Fresh Mayhem in Final Season Pass Arrival

Play as Ganon in his beast form

Hyrule Warriors has delivered plenty of DLC, but those that picked up the Season Pass will have observed that only one more major pack is included in the deal. It's been listed as 'Boss Pack' with no further details, but confirmation of the Japanese release of this DLC next week has also brought further details on...

News: Nintendo to Introduce Free Software With NES and SNES Experiences Activated Through amiibo

Nintendo to Introduce Free Software With NES and SNES Experiences Activated Through amiibo

North America shown to be dominant in amiibo shipments

Nintendo's Investor Briefing and Q & A is underway after its postponement of a couple of weeks, and Satoru Iwata's Presentation has been uploaded to the company's Japanese website. It's heavily focused on sales patterns rather than outlining new products or core strategies, but one new...

Review: Dolphin Up (Wii U eShop)

Dolphin Up (Wii U eShop)

Tony Hawk's Pro Porpoise

Every once in a while, a game comes along that you didn't know you wanted. Rawkins Games' Dolphin Up is one such title, providing a surprising amount of entertainment with an extremely simple concept. Being a port of a mobile title from a few years ago, its simplicity comes as no surprise — and, with a few more additions,...

Guide: Getting Started and Collecting All Masks in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Getting Started and Collecting All Masks in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Win a collector's edition Prima guide (Europe only), too

Based on early sales indications there are a decent number of gamers that have taken the plunge on the long-anticipated 3DS remaster The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D. For those that didn't experience the title back in the days of the Nintendo 64, however, it can be a slightly baffling...

Review: Blaster Master (Wii U eShop / NES)

Blaster Master (Wii U eShop / NES)

Master your blast!

The latest eShop release of Sunsoft's 1988 NES classic, Blaster Master, marks the title's third Virtual Console appearance. With the game previously sighted on the Wii and more recently the 3DS, now it's the Wii U's turn to host this side-scrolling and top-down platform shooter that has since spawned an entire series. The western...

Video: ZaciSa's Last Stand Update Detailed and Shown Off in New Trailer

ZaciSa's Last Stand Update Detailed and Shown Off in New Trailer

A belated Valentine

Not so long ago we revealed details of ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimension, an expanded version of ZaciSa's Last Stand that'll finally make its way to Europe. Developer ZenFa Productions did promise a free update with additional content for the North American version in that announcement, however, and has used the Valentine's...