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Guide: Here's How To Make That Xenoblade Chronicles X USB Drive More Useful

Here's How To Make That Xenoblade Chronicles X USB Drive More Useful

Hack the planet

The North American collector's edition of Xenoblade Chronicles X comes with a USB drive containing 10 tracks from the game itself. It's a neat little extra, but largely useless once you've listened to the music - which is why Nintendo Life reader Ben "mikey64" Barger has come up with this handy little hack which allows you to turn...

Feature: A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation 4 - 2006-2010

A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation 4 - 2006-2010

Don't call it a comeback

As we build up to the 20th anniversary of Pokémon in February 2016 and look hotly ahead towards brand new things, we're continuing our journey through each generation of Pokémon; this month we look at the generation that encapsulated the early years of the DS era, in particular. If you need to catch up before reading...

News: Fascinating Patent Shows Nintendo Portable Utilising Free-Form Screen Technology

Fascinating Patent Shows Nintendo Portable Utilising Free-Form Screen Technology

First rumours of 2016 production emerged in late 2014

With the NX hardware due to be revealed in 2016, the web's going into overdrive looking for clues and pointers to the hardware's form. A recent spot highlighted an intriguing 'supplemental computing device' that would use the Cloud for processing; now we see the return of 'free-form' screen...

Video: Reggie Fils-Aime Busts Some Moves and Dances in Latest Yo-Kai Watch Commercial

Reggie Fils-Aime Busts Some Moves and Dances in Latest Yo-Kai Watch Commercial

Erm, his body is ready?

Yo-Kai Watch has been getting a notable marketing push from Nintendo of America, with the company going so far as to utilise its most recognisable figureheads - notably Reggie Fils-Aime and Bill Trinen - in 'very important meeting' videos. We've seen Bill stuff his face with donuts and both men be rather grumpy, but the third...

News: Hyrule Warriors Legends Will Allow You to Find and Customise Your Own Fairies

Hyrule Warriors Legends Will Allow You to Find and Customise Your Own Fairies

The Great Sea brings Wind Waker flair to Adventure mode, too

Hyrule Warriors Legends is shaping up to be a fairly substantial expansion on the core content of the Wii U original, with the HD entry already having a lot to offer. Various new characters and fresh stages have emerged over recent months, and now a couple more details have emerged via...

Review: Medabots AX: Metabee & Rokusho (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Medabots AX: Metabee & Rokusho (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Medaboring

The previous Medabots game was an RPG which had some cool ideas and stayed quite true to the source material, but ultimately was undermined by a handful of major annoyances. Medabots AX, strangely enough, was actually originally released shortly before it, but this time around has seen the light of day second. Surprisingly, this game is...

Review: Kirby Mass Attack (Wii U eShop / DS)

Kirby Mass Attack (Wii U eShop / DS)

Safety in numbers

Known in Japan as Atsumete! Kirby, Kirby Mass Attack is the final title in the long-running HAL Laboratory series for the Nintendo DS. Originally released in 2011, Mass Attack moves away from traditional platform game design in preference of a completely touch-driven experience. Thankfully, unlike the original 2005 entry for DS –...

News: Pokémon Now Has an Official Tumblr Page, For All You Trendy Types

Pokémon Now Has an Official Tumblr Page, For All You Trendy Types

Officially sanctioned Pikachu GIFs ahoy!

It can be hard to keep track of which social media platforms are 'hot', and which ones are the new Bebo or Google+, also known as 'that thing I have a login for but haven't used in about four years'. We think Tumblr is a popular thing now, and we like the official Splatoon page in any case - this writer's too...

Nintendo Download: 10th December (North America)

10th December (North America)

SteamWorld Heist! FAST Racing NEO! Terraria! Devil's Third! More!

It's time for the North American Nintendo Download Update, once again, and this week is full of enticing options. Two much-anticipated and terrific 'Nindie' download-only releases arrive on Wii U and 3DS, while each system also has a high profile retail release to consider. There are...

News: Image & Form Celebrates SteamWorld Heist Release With an Open Letter to Fans

Image & Form Celebrates SteamWorld Heist Release With an Open Letter to Fans

"Games aren't indie or AAA - they're just better or worse."

We've seen a number of excellent eShop releases in 2015, and a handful of weekly updates that have been rather exciting, but the 10th December Nintendo Download Update is right up there among the best. On Wii U there's Shin'en's FAST Racing NEO while on 3DS there's Image & Form's...

News: The Game Awards 2015 Was Viewed by 2.3 Million People

The Game Awards 2015 Was Viewed by 2.3 Million People

Game Awards 2016 is "very likely"

About a week ago, The Game Awards 2015 took place in LA, with the event being livestreamed on sites such as Twitch. Nintendo earned three awards, with Splatoon winning Best Multiplayer and Best Shooter, and Super Mario Maker winning Best Family Game; though the company admittedly didn't have a terribly strong...

Video: Soothe Your Soul With Some of the Calmer Music from Xenoblade Chronicles X

Soothe Your Soul With Some of the Calmer Music from Xenoblade Chronicles X

With some nice quotes about its composition, too

We rate Xenoblade Chronicles X very highly here at Nintendo Life, and the odds are good that many others with the game now do likewise. It's a hugely impressive achievement from Monolith Soft and a strong showcase for Wii U in many respects, including its soundtrack. We think the soundtrack for this...

Video: Sceptile Has Been Confirmed as a Fighter in Pokkén Tournament

Sceptile Has Been Confirmed as a Fighter in Pokkén Tournament

Electrode and Farfetch'd are also in, as support characters

As some of you may remember, a new Pokkén Tournament fighter was due to be revealed on the 10th, with new support Pokémon due to be announced, too. The announcement was supposedly leaked a couple days ago by accident on a Japanese Pokémon show, where a display was spotted that outed the...

News: Minecraft: Wii U Edition Will Support the Wii U Pro Controller, Voice Chat, and USB Keyboards

Minecraft: Wii U Edition Will Support the Wii U Pro Controller, Voice Chat, and USB Keyboards

Taking the edge off

Minecraft: Wii U Edition was only announced a couple days ago, and naturally it's been the center of much attention. While it may be true that this is news that has been long-awaited, the unfortunate exclusion of GamePad inventory management has turned many potential buyers away from picking up this version. Additionally, the...

Random: There Are Legend of Zelda Mods in Fallout 4, Of Course

There Are Legend of Zelda Mods in Fallout 4, Of Course

The Pip-Boy's never look better

Fallout 4 may have enough bugs to fill a Starship Troopers movie, but there's no denying the popularity of Bethesda's sprawling post-apocalyptic title. It's sold huge numbers of copies, with Bethesda and retailers being so confident that 12 million units shipped at launch in November - 12 million. For PC gamers...

Video: Five Ways FAST Racing NEO Isn't F-Zero

Five Ways FAST Racing NEO Isn't F-Zero

That's not a bad thing

FAST Racing NEO is hitting the eShop on 10th December, and we've already shared our review in which we say it's downright excellent. We even mention F-Zero in the opening paragraph, yet the devil's in the detail - this is very much its own game, not a tribute act. Our video man Alex has decided to make this clear, so has...

Poll: Are You Excited About Minecraft: Wii U Edition, Or Is It Too Late?

Are You Excited About Minecraft: Wii U Edition, Or Is It Too Late?

Building the hype train

One of the great will-they-won't-they sagas of the Wii U generation has come to an end; Microsoft Studios is bringing Minecraft: Wii U Edition to the eShop on 17th December. The concept and the platform have long seemed suited for each other, yet such has been the wait for it to happen that smaller developers have attempted...

Review: Monster High: New Ghoul in School (Wii U)

Monster High: New Ghoul in School (Wii U)

A Strange Beast

The catchy refrain in a song at the beginning of Monster High: New Ghoul in School declares - "We are Monsters. We are Proud.". Its words sum up the game's positive message of "who you are is more important than what you are". Soon thereafter, players are led into a character creation mode to decide the kind of pretty monster you...