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News: Tri Force Heroes Developers Talk About the Engine it was Built on and a Cut Costume Idea

Tri Force Heroes Developers Talk About the Engine it was Built on and a Cut Costume Idea

Evidently, there would've been a naked costume

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes has been out for a couple months now and it was very much met with divided opinions. This was a bit of a surprise, as Zelda games usually do quite well critically, but probably had a lot to do with the different direction it took with multiplayer. All the same, it's...

News: Hitoshi Yamagami Talks a Bit About Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem's Conception

Hitoshi Yamagami Talks a Bit About Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem's Conception

Still a bit of a head scratcher

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem is a fascinating upcoming release that aims to cross over both of the popular franchises, though it does appear to be more Shin Megami Tensei than it does Fire Emblem. The game has been confirmed to be coming west, though there's still barely any information surrounding the...

Rumour: PEGI Rating Outs the Development of a Tharsis Port for Wii U

PEGI Rating Outs the Development of a Tharsis Port for Wii U

The latest from Choice Provisions

Choice Provisions is a prolific studio responsible for engaging and quirky gameplay experiences. Titles such as Woah Dave!, the Bit. Trip Saga, and Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria, are its most notable releases and they've all done pretty well commercially and critically. Perhaps in an effort to provide...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Final Smash Bros. Direct, Minecraft on Wii U and More

Final Smash Bros. Direct, Minecraft on Wii U and More

The end of an era approaches

It was a busy week in the world of Nintendo, with two announcements standing out above all others and a couple of corking eShop releases that were reviewed. As is now tradition we've decided to make life easy for you if you're trying to keep up, collating the best news of the week as well as all of the releases and...

Review: Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (Wii U eShop / NES)

Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (Wii U eShop / NES)

Tough but fun Ninja action - Part 2

For the first NES Ninja Gaiden game, Tecmo created a tough but fun action platformer. It was very different to the scrolling beat 'em up action of the arcade game, but people liked it; sales must have been good too, because Ryu Hayabusa returned for a second NES outing. Gameplay in Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword...

Video: The Zink Mini Splatling Comes to Life on the Battlefield

The Zink Mini Splatling Comes to Life on the Battlefield

Zink-capable of failure

Splatoon is the gift that keeps on giving, and this week the arsenal has been expanded to include the Zink Mini Splatling! This little beastie is strikingly similar to its non-Zink counterpart as you might expect, but this thing comes bundled with disruptors for keeping your prey still as well as a bubbler to save you from...

Video: Check Out the Opening Cinematic that Introduces Linkle

Check Out the Opening Cinematic that Introduces Linkle

From humble beginnings

For the few of you that have been living under a rock, Linkle is a new playable character in the upcoming Hyrule Warriors Legends, notable for basically being a 'female Link'. Of course, Linkle is very much her own character; her backstory may be a little similar to Link's, but she still has many traits that set her apart...

News: Development is Progressing Smoothly on The Deer God for Wii U

Development is Progressing Smoothly on The Deer God for Wii U

We're absolutely fawning over those visuals

As was revealed back in mid-September, The Deer God will be making its way to the Wii U eShop, courtesy of Mobot Studios. The 2.5D action platformer from Crescent Moon Games sees players exploring a beautiful world as a humble deer, with the ability to reincarnate as other animals. Though it's already been...

Guide: The Best Nintendo Gifts For The Holiday Season (US Edition)

The Best Nintendo Gifts For The Holiday Season (US Edition)

Some last minute treats

It's that time of year when we look forward to the Holidays on the one hand, and suffer sweaty brows on the other as we fret over late gift purchases. What to get your Nintendo-obsessed loved one this festive season? What gift will be good enough? Well, don't fret, we've looked around the web to find a range of gifts that...

Video: Take a Look at the Famicom 3D System

Take a Look at the Famicom 3D System

Surprisingly cool for the time

The 3DS has now been on the market for over four years, in that time making use of auto-stereoscopic 3D in a lot of games. After the original models suffered from a narrow viewing angle the New 3DS has delivered more stable 3D, so in this time of Nintendo's improved and solidified the technology it can be interesting...

News: Zink Mini Splatling Weapon Coming To Splatoon Later Today

Zink Mini Splatling Weapon Coming To Splatoon Later Today

Or early tomorrow, if you're in Europe

The Splatoon weapon drop continues with the launch of the Zink Mini Splatling. This compact yet deadly firearm will be available later today in North America, with the European launch coming tomorrow morning. Are you keen to get your hands on this new weapon? Is the drip-feed maintaining your interest in...

News: Jools Watsham Explains Why his Latest Game Didn't Release on Nintendo Platforms

Jools Watsham Explains Why his Latest Game Didn't Release on Nintendo Platforms

"The market isn't quite as healthy as it once was for us"

Renegade Kid is a studio that has been supporting Nintendo consoles since the days of the DS. It arguably rose to prominence in current generation, though, as a higher volume of releases and the visibility offered by the eShop has catapulted it to higher levels of success. Generally speaking,...

News: The New Shovel Knight Update Just Went Out on Wii U in Europe, 3DS Update Slightly Delayed

The New Shovel Knight Update Just Went Out on Wii U in Europe, 3DS Update Slightly Delayed

Paving the way for the amiibo

As many of you are aware, the Shovel Knight amiibo launches in Europe in about a week and in North America on 8th January. It'll bring a whole new wealth of features, such as a customizable knight, challenge stages, and co-op in the Wii U version. Yacht Club Games prepared an update to preempt the amiibo launch in...