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Interview: Image & Form CEO Talks Steamworld Heist amiibo, Multiplayer And The Kindness Of Nintendo Fans

Image & Form CEO Talks Steamworld Heist amiibo, Multiplayer And The Kindness Of Nintendo Fans

And how to get the perfect PEGI rating

Steamworld Heist may be one of the last games to release in 2015, but it's also one of the best. Riding high on Metacritic it looks set to be the highest-scoring 3DS game of the year, and is throwing a spanner in the works of many overeager publication's "game of the year" lists. We sat down with Brjann...

News: Lost WiiWare Title Noitu Love: Devolution Is Coming To 3DS And Wii U Early Next Year

Lost WiiWare Title Noitu Love: Devolution Is Coming To 3DS And Wii U Early Next Year

Better late than never

Back in 2010, we reported on the news that Noitu Love 2 was headed to WiiWare, but issues relating to the publisher meant it never happened. Thankfully, the title is being resurrected for the 3DS and Wii U eShops, and will be available in Q1 2016. Originally released on PC in 2008, the game uses a mouse-based control system...

Events: Gotta Bach 'Em All: A Night Out At Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions

Gotta Bach 'Em All: A Night Out At Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions

(Disclaimer: No Bach was actually played on the night)

As with many of Nintendo's largest franchises, the music from the Pokémon games has captured its fans' hearts, being just as much a part of growing up as the monster-catching action itself. From the gentle beginnings in Pallet Town, right through to the epic Champion Battle themes, these...

Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think a Unified Platform is the Future

The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think a Unified Platform is the Future

Better, together

From now until the start of the new year we're going to be republishing some of what we feel are our best features of 2015. Hopefully this will offer the chance for newer readers to catch up on content they might have missed and allow long-time fans to reacquaint themselves with features they enjoyed the first time around. Today...

Video: Ghostbusters, Batman, Police Academy Toys And Nintendo - Say Hello To Christmas, 1989 Style

Ghostbusters, Batman, Police Academy Toys And Nintendo - Say Hello To Christmas, 1989 Style

iretrogamer.com's Tyler Esposito shares another home movie

1989 was a vintage year. Not only did it give the world Tim Burton's Batman and Ghostbusters II, it saw the release of the Sega Genesis and Game Boy in North America. It was also a big year for iretrogamer.com founder and occassional Nintendo Life contributor Tyler Esposito - then a...

Weirdness: Gaming's Most Infamous Bad Guys Have Formed The World's Most Awesome Band

Gaming's Most Infamous Bad Guys Have Formed The World's Most Awesome Band

With the help of Jake Kaufman, Jirard Khalil and Grant Kirkhope

It's said that the devil has the best tunes, and that certainly seems to be true with the Big Bad Bosses, a fictional band composed of gaming's most sinister baddies - all appearing under aliases to avoid any kind of copyright nastiness. There's Ronix (Dr Robotnik), G-Cash (Ganondorf),...

News: ​Video: Take a Look Behind the Scenes of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

​Video: Take a Look Behind the Scenes of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Trivia abounds

The Monster Hunter series has been steadily growing more popular in the west and this is due in no small part to the massive success of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The latest in Capcom's monster hunting franchise expanded and built upon many ideas that had been previously introduced and could certainly be argued as being the best in...

News: ​An Enhanced Version of River City Ransom is Being Made for 3DS

​An Enhanced Version of River City Ransom is Being Made for 3DS

Japan-only, for now

Some of you may be familiar with the River City Ransom, the classic NES brawler. It's from the same developer as Double Dragon and Renegade, and fits right into the same genre as those two, while taking some creative liberties of its own. While it may be true that it's far from a perfect game and it's perhaps somewhat simple by...

Video: Rare Shows Off Footage of Dream, The Banjo-Kazooie Predecessor That Never Saw Release

Rare Shows Off Footage of Dream, The Banjo-Kazooie Predecessor That Never Saw Release

No, you're not dreaming

Though it's now owned by Microsoft and far removed from its days of dominance developing exclusives for SNES and Nintendo 64, Rare has a special place in the hearts of many Nintendo fans. It's an iconic studio and, as a result, its story has various facets and mysteries that remain the talk of retro gamers. One game that's...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes Now Gives 'Hero Points' When You Play Unwanted Stages

The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes Now Gives 'Hero Points' When You Play Unwanted Stages

Allows easier access to materials for outfits

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is a nuisance for completionists; with so many outfits to obtain there's plenty of repetition and luck of the draw required to fill your entire wardrobe. That's why we've been running around in the Princess Zelda dress all this time - yes, that's the reason... In...

Review: Radiohammer (3DS eShop)

Radiohammer (3DS eShop)

Hammer time

Between retail full-lengths like Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, and Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure, and eShop singles like HarmoKnight and Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, the 3DS has put on quite a sh

News: ​505 Games On Bringing Terraria To Nintendo Consoles And Facing Off Against Minecraft

​505 Games On Bringing Terraria To Nintendo Consoles And Facing Off Against Minecraft

"There's a bit of rivalry between the Minecraft and Terraria communities"

With Terraria on the 3DS, Minecraft on Wii U and Terraria coming to Wii U soon, there's arguably never been a better time to be a Nintendo block-builder. Looking at the first direct capture from the Wii U game alongside some 3DS footage, Dean Scott - Producer on Terraria at...

Talking Point: Each Super Mario Maker Update Promises Much for the Future of the Franchise

Each Super Mario Maker Update Promises Much for the Future of the Franchise

Flying levels, helmets being vital to gameplay - the game has changed

The latest major Super Mario Maker update is live, being the second of its kind (outside of minor Mystery Costume additions) at the time of writing. The first notable update was, in some ways, focused on fixing perceived shortcomings of the launch code - it included stacked...

Video: Fans List Their Favourite Star Wars Games, Nintendo Titles Feature Heavily

Fans List Their Favourite Star Wars Games, Nintendo Titles Feature Heavily

Memories from the premiere

Those of you who have been living under a rock for the past month might be shocked to learn that a new Star Wars movie has just hit cinemas. Our friends over at iretrogamer.com attended a special showing at the Alamo Drafthouse in Houston, and decided to ask some fans which Star Wars video games they held closest to their...

Review: Just Dance: Disney Party 2 (Wii U)

Just Dance: Disney Party 2 (Wii U)

A Dance Party for some

You never know how poorly coordinated you are until you play a round of Just Dance: Disney Party 2 - this is a rhythm game that's almost true to its name. While it does involve just dancing, it could also be named Just Dance: Disney Party 2 for The Skilled. Rhythm games like Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and Dance Dance Revolution...

Feature: A Celebration of HAL Laboratory - Forever Focused on Fun

A Celebration of HAL Laboratory - Forever Focused on Fun

Kirby, Pokemon, Smash Bros., and Box Boy...

From now until the start of the new year we're going to be republishing some of what we feel are our best features of 2015. Hopefully this will offer the chance for newer readers to catch up on content they might have missed and allow long-time fans to reacquaint themselves with features they enjoyed the...

News: Final Fantasy VI Advance Arrives on the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

Final Fantasy VI Advance Arrives on the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

Will hopefully journey to the West

Nintendo hardware may not be benefitting from all of the main-series Final Fantasy releases, but the recent arrival of Cloud in Super Smash Bros. and the upcoming release of Final Fantasy Explorers in the West are both indications of the solid relationship between Nintendo and Square Enix. Another small piece of...