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Editorial: Satoru Iwata Embodied The Playful Brilliance of Nintendo, and His Legacy Will Endure

Satoru Iwata Embodied The Playful Brilliance of Nintendo, and His Legacy Will Endure

"In my heart, I am a gamer"

It's been a difficult day for plenty of Nintendo fans, gamers, developers, publishers and anyone who knew of Satoru Iwata's work or were lucky enough to know him personally. The announcement of his passing over the weekend came as a shock, especially as the last 12 months had been among his most vibrant and...

Obituary: Satoru Iwata

Satoru Iwata

A visionary that shaped a gaming generation

Satoru Iwata passed away on 11th July 2015, at 55 years of age. He was Nintendo's 4th company President, and oversaw a period of extraordinary success and then evolution, while becoming hugely popular with fans for his personality and humour. Born in Sapporo, Japan, Iwata-san's interest in electronics...

News: Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Aged 55

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Aged 55

Thank you for everything, Iwata-san

Deeply sad news from Japan this Sunday evening, Nintendo has announced the death of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth. From everyone here at Nintendo Life we extend our deepest...

News: This 'PikaBoy' Game Boy Color Mod Goes the Extra Mile

This 'PikaBoy' Game Boy Color Mod Goes the Extra Mile

LED cheeks, a tail and feet to stand up

We sure like retro console mods here at Nintendo Life, as fans take classic systems and apply a neat twist to their design. Nintendo systems are often re-imagined in wonderful ways, and this 'PikaBoy' system is another example. The creator, 'eforie', had the idea in 2011 but made it a reality for...

Review: Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Wii U eShop / N64)

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Wii U eShop / N64)

Kirby Sixty-Phwoar

Like many of Nintendo's properties during the transition from the SNES to the N64, Kirby underwent a shift from a flat 2D sprite to a fully rendered polygon rendition of himself. Rather than taking Kirby down the route of Mario and Link, however, the pink mascot stuck closer to his origins - the mechanics of Kirby 64: The Crystal...

News: Nintendo of America Confirms Plans to Bring Devil's Third to Region

Nintendo of America Confirms Plans to Bring Devil's Third to Region

"We are excited to bring the game to Wii U"

Nintendo of America has broken its silence on Devil's Third, and has confirmed plans to bring the action title to its region. A tweet on the subsidiary's official account acknowledged that fans are eager for news on the title, stating it'll share details 'soon'. This follows an extended silence,...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Devil's Third Apparently Not Being Published by Nintendo in NA, SEGA Apologises to Fans

Devil's Third Apparently Not Being Published by Nintendo in NA, SEGA Apologises to Fans

A bucketload of goodness

Update: There's an update on Devil's Third right here, with Nintendo of America tweeting confirmation that it'll be sharing news on its released in the region soon. Original Article: A week is a long time on Nintendo Life, and due to the sheer volume of content it's easy to miss some super-important info. That's why we've...

Poll: What Do You Want From Nintendo's NX Platform?

What Do You Want From Nintendo's NX Platform?

Go on, ask for anything you want

It's been an interesting couple of weeks in the world of the Nintendo NX. We still know little about it, but rumours of varying reliability made it a hot talking point online and within the community here at Nintendo Life. It's dominated the forums, and all the while we're left to wonder what this platform will...

Review: Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time (Wii U eShop / DS)

Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time (Wii U eShop / DS)

​Fun for all ages

It takes quite a lot of star power to be able to co-star with yourself in something. The upcoming Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is set to show that our favourite plumbers are not lacking in this department, but it's not the first time developer AlphaDream has pulled a similar gimmick! For that we should look to Mario & Luigi:...

Video: Brace Yourself for these Top Five Most Exciting Intro Cutscenes in Gaming

Brace Yourself for these Top Five Most Exciting Intro Cutscenes in Gaming

Five alive

Intro cutscenes are generally the first real bit of a game you get to experience beyond the menu, so it's pretty important that they hook you as quickly as possible. We at Nintendo Life have coupled together five of what we feel are the most exciting examples, whether it be because of atmosphere, dialogue, or just downright awesomeness...

News: Mojang is Still Open to Bringing Minecraft to Nintendo Systems

Mojang is Still Open to Bringing Minecraft to Nintendo Systems

"If I had my way, we’d be on everything"

While the absence of a number of major multi-platform franchises and IPs from Nintendo hardware can be easily explained, the fact that Minecraft has never come to the Wii U or 3DS remains surprising. While technical limitations would hold a 3DS version back to being a lighter / smart device port, the Wii U...

Review: Roving Rogue (Wii U eShop)

Roving Rogue (Wii U eShop)

Stark roving mad

So what exactly does an adventurer do after they beat the last boss? This is the question Padaone Games' Roving Rogue poses to its players, and it gives a pretty straightforward answer: they walk back to the first level, of course. Kurt the Righteous does just that in this light platforming adventure, which begins promisingly but...

Review: G.G Series THE HIDDEN NINJA KAGEMARU (DSiWare)

G.G Series THE HIDDEN NINJA KAGEMARU (DSiWare)

The way of the ninja

The next game in the G.G series opts to return to the platformer genre yet again, and the end result is surprisingly engaging. G.G Series THE HIDDEN NINJA KAGEMARU is a unique arcade focused, 2D stealth platformer that manages to put forth a distinct and compelling gameplay system that'll keep gamers coming back again and again...

News: Amazon Teases an amiibo Announcement for Monday 13th July

Amazon Teases an amiibo Announcement for Monday 13th July

Those cheeky scamps

If you're not a Reddit regular it can be a slightly baffling place, but it's an important home for plenty of serious gaming fans. That applies to amiibo enthusiasts, of course, and Amazon is using the platform to tease an announcement related to the figurines for Monday 13th July. The following message and image was posted by...