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News: Yokai Watch 2 Maintains Dominance as Hardware Sales Fall in Japan

Yokai Watch 2 Maintains Dominance as Hardware Sales Fall in Japan

Home console sales continue summer decline

In last week's Media Create chart results for Japan, Yokai Watch stormed the charts with 1.3 million sales. A combination of the growing popularity of Level-5's franchise and the decision to release two versions helped it surpass the lifetime sales of its predecessor in just one week. As expected, Yokai...

News: Disney Infinity Guardians Of The Galaxy Playset Wii U Visuals "Closer To Xbox 360"

Disney Infinity Guardians Of The Galaxy Playset Wii U Visuals "Closer To Xbox 360"

Studio Gobo spills the beans

With today’s Guardians of the Galaxy play-set announcement for Disney Infinity 2.0, Family Gamer TV had the opportunity to visit Studio Gobo and ask them about where the Wii U version of the game would sit in comparison to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. When asked whether Studio Gobo were covering all the platforms...

News: Nintendo Offering 3DS Life Sim Tomodachi Life For Half Price At Hyper Japan 2014

Nintendo Offering 3DS Life Sim Tomodachi Life For Half Price At Hyper Japan 2014

Another reason to visit the UK-based event

Nintendo is descending on this year's Hyper Japan event in a big way, not only offering attendees the chance to get their hands on forthcoming Nintendo games, but also introducing a Nintendo Store stand where fans can buy 3DS and Wii U software. Today, Nintendo UK has announced that it will be running a...

Video: Atlus Unleashes the Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Opening Movie

Atlus Unleashes the Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Opening Movie

Link a James Bond opening, after a dozen energy drinks

The arrival of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth later this year on 3DS no doubt has series and RPG fans interested. Hitting North America on 25th November and Europe on 28th November, it's the first Persona game on Nintendo hardware and will blend a new art style with gameplay elements from...

Review: Siesta Fiesta (3DS eShop)

Siesta Fiesta (3DS eShop)

A breakout hit

When you learn that a title on the 3DS eShop originally began as a concept for a smartphone game, there's an instinct to take a hesitant step back. On the other hand, Siesta Fiesta is proof that this route to the system can be a blessing — if iOS and Android games can be addictive and fun enough to keep millions of consumers amused,...

News: Japanese Video Site Niconico Live Streaming Hyrule Warriors Tomorrow

Japanese Video Site Niconico Live Streaming Hyrule Warriors Tomorrow

Footage of new characters in action?

We've already had news regarding new additions to the Hyrule Warriors roster, and tomorrow Japanese video sharing site Niconico will be live streaming footage of the game — presumably showing these fresh combatants in action. The event will take place at 9PM Japanese time, which is 1PM if you're based in

Video: This Cool Slow-Mo Mario Kart 8 Japanese TV Advert Even Features Luigi's Death Stare

This Cool Slow-Mo Mario Kart 8 Japanese TV Advert Even Features Luigi's Death Stare

Embracing the meme

Nintendo clearly knew it had produced a terrific feature — with Mario Kart TV in Mario Kart 8 — right from the off, strongly featuring slow-mo replays in its pre-release Nintendo Direct broadcast; to humorous effect. That said, Ninty may have been surprised when the Luigi 'Death Stare' went viral in a YouTube video, getting...

News: Sonic Boom To Be Playable At Comic-Con, "Never-Before-Seen" Sega Games to Feature

Sonic Boom To Be Playable At Comic-Con, "Never-Before-Seen" Sega Games to Feature

Sonic and co appearing at Archie Comics Booth

The upcoming San Diego Comic-Con line-up, for this weekend, continues to hot up. Sega has revealed its hand, and confirmed that there'll be playable demos of both Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on Wii U and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on 3DS. The games — and spin-off as a whole — will be at the Archie...

News: Areal Campaign Suspended By Kickstarter

Areal Campaign Suspended By Kickstarter

Update: West Games responds

Update: West Games has issued the following statement: Our Kickstarter was suspended without any warning. As per Kickstarter’s policy, we cannot contact them to find out why. Areal is the spiritual successor to STALKER, in terms of our vision for it and in terms of the team that we have (which includes Alexey...

Weirdness: The Cyberith Virtualizer Combines Wii Remote Controls, Oculus Rift and a Treadmill

The Cyberith Virtualizer Combines Wii Remote Controls, Oculus Rift and a Treadmill

Immersive, or strange?

Virtual Reality is a hot topic at the moment, with Oculus Rift and Sony's Morpheus at the forefront of bringing the concept forward. The mainstream appeal of these devices is yet to be seen, though both have a lot of investment behind them. There are various gadgets and devices trying to tap into the craze, including some...

Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Tough Questions on Quality Control

The Wii U eShop is Raising Tough Questions on Quality Control

Accessibility is generally considered wonderful, but has its downsides

In the coming weeks we're going to tackle a tricky issue here at Nintendo Life, in which we look at the direction of the Wii U eShop and ask whether a change in structure is required. In general the store shows excellent support for all download games, providing each and every...

News: Donkey Kong, Pac-Man And Q*Bert Cast Alongside Game Of Thrones Star Peter Dinklage In Pixels

Donkey Kong, Pac-Man And Q*Bert Cast Alongside Game Of Thrones Star Peter Dinklage In Pixels

Based on the web short of the same name

Remember Pixels? It was a short film made by Patrick Jean back in 2010, and showed New York city being invaded by characters from famous retro games. The short is being turned into a fully-fledged movie helmed by Home Alone and Harry Potter director Chris Columbus and starring Peter Dinklage (Game of...

Video: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Footage Shows Legacy of Music for First Six Games

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Footage Shows Legacy of Music for First Six Games

Everyone has a favourite track

It may be unlikely to be a multi-million selling smash hit, but we expect some 3DS owners are pretty keen to get their hands on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call this September. The expanded version of the original will have plenty of new content, bringing the total number of tracks to over 200; that should keep...

News: Wii U Purchasing Intent Increases By Half In The Wake Of Strong E3 Showing

Wii U Purchasing Intent Increases By Half In The Wake Of Strong E3 Showing

Another spin on the "Nintendo wins E3" debate

A recent survey commissioned by IHS in partnership with Gamer Network has revealed that Nintendo's strong showing at E3 caused a massive spike in purchasing intent for the Wii U. Around a thousand core gamers were quizzed on various purchase intentions before and after the event. The Wii U began E3 as...

News: Mario Kart 8 Hackers Show More Mods and an Unused 'Track'

Mario Kart 8 Hackers Show More Mods and an Unused 'Track'

Still no plans, as yet, to make methods public

In early July we reported on YouTube channel MrBean35000vr demonstrating that it had hacked a Wii U and Mario Kart 8, showing changes to text within the game, the console's menu and WaraWara Plaza. The hackers made a point in expressing their opposition to 'cheaters' and stated it was working towards...

News: Ocarina of Time Joins Hyrule Warriors With Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto as Playable Characters

Ocarina of Time Joins Hyrule Warriors With Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto as Playable Characters

Quite a cast

Just yesterday we reported on the news that a Goron was being teased as a new playable character in Hyrule Warriors. It seems that tease was just the beginning, as a preview from Famitsu on its latest issue is promising details on three new playable characters. As expected, it's the turn of

Hardware Classics: Sega Master System

Sega Master System

Everyone's favourite underdog

If you're reading this outside of Europe, then there's a very good chance that your perception of the Sega Master System is one of complete and utter failure. The 8-bit system wasn't even close to contesting the might of the NES in North America or the Famicom in Japan; although Sega at that point was a well-known...