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Poll: The Battle of the Nindies and Questions on amiibo

The Battle of the Nindies and Questions on amiibo

Are Nindie amiibo on your wishlist?

PAX Prime is now right in its peak, with the Seattle event attracting thousands of attendees eager to soak in all there is to offer. Nintendo's been particularly active, too, not only running a booth with plenty of contests and retail games, but also a neat Nindies Lounge with a range of exciting download games...

Review: Brave Tank Hero (3DS eShop)

Brave Tank Hero (3DS eShop)

As Salvatore from Wind Waker would say… "Splish!"

In Conker's Bad Fur Day, there is a chapter towards the end of the game called War. In that chapter there is one small section in which the protagonist squirrel has to get inside a tank and storm the Tediz's base. Brave Tank Hero is somewhat similar to that section of Conker's BFD, in the sense...

Mario Memories: Basking in the Glow of Super Mario Sunshine

Basking in the Glow of Super Mario Sunshine

"It introduced me to a passion I still hold to this very day"

In this series articles celebrating the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Super Mario, various members of the Nintendo Life extended family will share their memories and thoughts on the iconic franchise. This time we have Pokémon expert Andrew Karklins. When I was younger, my first home...

Video: Ink Yourself Over Splatoon's Two New Weapons, the Bamboozler 14 Mk I & L-3 Nozzlenose D

Ink Yourself Over Splatoon's Two New Weapons, the Bamboozler 14 Mk I & L-3 Nozzlenose D

Nozzle up your nose

Splatoon's ever expanding list of weaponry has just grown even bigger with the addition of two brand new weapons: The Bamboozler 14 Mk I and the modified L-3 Nozzlenose D. The new Bamboozler 14 Mk I comes equipped with a Splash Wall and a Killer Wail/Megaphone Laser, and whilst it's quick to charge and has decent range the...

News: The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth New 3DS Patch is Now Live

The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth New 3DS Patch is Now Live

Finally made it out of the basement

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is the first 3DS eShop title exclusive to the New model, utilising its extra oomph to deliver a portable version of the title that's graced a host of platforms, including the Wii U. A remastering handled by Nicalis, it had a long route to Nintendo hardware. This portable iteration...

News: Netflix Update Goes Live on Wii U

Netflix Update Goes Live on Wii U

Now you can hide your streaming shame in profiles

The Wii U doesn't have the same range of apps as its competitors, but it has been able to boast of Netflix since day one. The app itself did its best to put the GamePad to use, but was never as slick or feature-rich as it could have been. A fresh update has now gone live to improve matters, with a...

News: Gunman Clive HD Collection Will Shoot Its Way to North America, Europe and Australia Next Week

Gunman Clive HD Collection Will Shoot Its Way to North America, Europe and Australia Next Week

We're all winners

Due to the vagaries of localisation it's not always possible for download games to be released simultaneously, though that's something that Bertil Hörberg's successfully done with his next release. Gunman Clive HD Collection combines both of the excellent 3DS games in one Wii U package, and it's landing in North America, Europe...

News: Bandai Namco's Project Treasure Is Now Called Lost Reavers, Beta Test Incoming

Bandai Namco's Project Treasure Is Now Called Lost Reavers, Beta Test Incoming

Gameplay revealed via new trailer

Bandai Namco has revealed today that its free-to-play Wii U eShop title Project Treasure has a new name: Lost Reavers. As if a name change wasn't enough, the publisher has also stated that the Japanese version of the game will enter a phase of public beta testing in the next few days. The game's Japanese site has...

News: Cypronia Outlines Details For Extensive Cube Life: Island Survival Version 1.1 Update

Cypronia Outlines Details For Extensive Cube Life: Island Survival Version 1.1 Update

New multiplayer modes, items, fixes and more

While we now know that Minecraft: Story Mode will bring a relatively linear take on the series to Wii U later this year, download-only Indie efforts inspired that that franchise continue to seek attention and to improve their efforts across Wii U and 3DS. One of the more notable arrivals on the home...

News: SteamWorld Heist Q & A Confirms New Game+, a Typical Playtime and a Silly Number of Hats

SteamWorld Heist Q & A Confirms New Game+, a Typical Playtime and a Silly Number of Hats

"You won't be able to finish in less than 10 hours"

SteamWorld Heist is due in Fall, which means it's not particularly far away. Coming to 3DS first it's the follow-up - not sequel! - to the hugely popular SteamWorld Dig and, as a result, is likely to be one of the portable's biggest download releases this year. As release approaches developer...

News: European Club Nintendo Has a Lovely Last Hurrah With the Nintendo Sound Selection Double CD

European Club Nintendo Has a Lovely Last Hurrah With the Nintendo Sound Selection Double CD

The end is nigh

Club Nintendo ends in PAL regions on 30th September, and Nintendo of Europe has been adding various goodies to its catalogue in the EU and Australia in the run up to its closure. It's now added what appears to be the final hurrah for the service, and it's rather attractive. It's a double CD of "credit rolls and ending themes",...

Review: ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimensions! (Wii U eShop)

ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimensions! (Wii U eShop)

In space, no-one can hear you strategically position laser cannons

Over 12 months after releasing in NA, developer ZeNfA Productions has re-named, re-tooled and rocket-boosted its tower defense title onto the European eShop. It's been a long flight - with an even longer list of promised improvements to go with it - but has it been enough to breathe...

Review: SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson (3DS)

SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson (3DS)

Mediocre button mashing

Using sex appeal to sell games is nothing new in the industry, even to the point where the games can become questionable in their intention; SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson falls into this category. Its predecessor was a solid enough fighting game with themes that, shall we say, appeal to a particular demographic. Can the...

News: 3DS Saber Rider Game Back In Development, Kickstarter Campaign Mentions Wii U, PC Engine, SNES And amiibo

3DS Saber Rider Game Back In Development, Kickstarter Campaign Mentions Wii U, PC Engine, SNES And amiibo

We're not pulling your leg, honest

Remember the Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs video game that was in the works a while back? Based on the '80s anime TV series known as Sei Jūshi Bisumaruku in its native Japan, the title began development at German studio Firehazard in 2010. The aim was to release the game on iOS and 3DS the following year,...

Weirdness: Grand Theft Auto And Pokémon Collide In This Rather Worrying Mash-Up

Grand Theft Auto And Pokémon Collide In This Rather Worrying Mash-Up

Gotta snatch 'em all

Pokémon and Grand Theft Auto V might not have much in common in terms of gameplay, but that hasn't stopped a dedicated fan from painstakingly recreating the intro of the former using the excellent Director Mode of the latter. You can watch the entire thing below, and we've included the side-by-side comparison so you can see...

News: Hive Jump Is Bringing Multiplayer Run 'n' Gun Blasting To Wii U, As Well As amiibo Support

Hive Jump Is Bringing Multiplayer Run 'n' Gun Blasting To Wii U, As Well As amiibo Support

Coming early 2016

Graphite Lab and Black Lantern Studios showed off the Wii U version of Hive Jump at the recent Nindies@Night event in Seattle, as well as confirming that the game will boast amiibo support when it launches next year. Kickstarted to the tune of $58,675, this four-player run 'n' gun blaster involves taking down hordes of aliens...

News: Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relationship With Indies, Says Nintendo

Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relationship With Indies, Says Nintendo

Unlocks content in current - and future - Shovel Knight games

Just in case you still aren't convinced that the Shovel Knight amiibo is a thing, Nintendo of America confirmed its existence alongside a raft of other announcements during a pre-PAX presentation at its Nindies@Night event at EMP Museum in Seattle. Scanning the amiibo on Wii U version of...