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News: This Lovely Mario New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plate May Be The Rarest Edition

This Lovely Mario New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plate May Be The Rarest Edition

No, you can't have all the nice things

It feels necessary, with every post about New Nintendo 3DS cover plates, to open with an apology to rightfully disgruntled North American gamers. Please understand, we can't help liking them, and in this case it's likely none of us in PAL regions will get this particular edition either. That's because this...

Review: I Love My Dogs (3DS eShop)

I Love My Dogs (3DS eShop)

A Man's Bog-Standard Friend

Pet simulators have certainly come a long way since the days of Tamagotchi. Where once we raised an LCD dinosaur on a screen the size of a digital watch, now we're treated to 3D renditions of cute, fluffy puppies and kittens, so realistically rendered you half expect them to leap from the screen and naively urinate on...

News: PewDiePie Fans May Recognise "Coolest Puzzle Game Ever" Dreii, Which Is Coming To Wii U Soon

PewDiePie Fans May Recognise "Coolest Puzzle Game Ever" Dreii, Which Is Coming To Wii U Soon

Connecting people with cross-platform multiplayer

You'd be forgiven for having not heard about indie game Drei yet, but we hate to break it to you - it's kind of a big deal. YouTube megastar PewDiePie declared it the "coolest puzzle game ever", so there you go! A new version of of the award-winning puzzler by the marginally longer name of Dreii...

News: Nintendo of Europe Confirms Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Bundles and amiibo Pack Details

Nintendo of Europe Confirms Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Bundles and amiibo Pack Details

'Special' amiibo cards for character's houses not otherwise accessible

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is arriving in Europe on 2nd October, and the region's subsidiary has now confirmed release details of various bundles and packs that'll give all 3DS owners a chance to get hold of the game and some amiibo cards. The cards themselves are...

Review: The Quiet Collection (Wii U eShop)

The Quiet Collection (Wii U eShop)

Shh...

If you've ever gone digging through old diskettes (or, like some reviewers, are kind of old yourself), you might have come across some pixelated shareware adventures from the '90s. The Quiet Collection has four little games that feel like a love letter to these old-school distractions, in ways that are both fun and potentially frustrating...

Video: Pokémon Gold & Silver Glitches Deliver Celebi Magic

Pokémon Gold & Silver Glitches Deliver Celebi Magic

And some weird stuff

The A+Start YouTube channel specialises in showing off fun game glitches, both practical and otherwise, and its latest video is sure to be worth a watch for Pokémon fans. It tackles Pokémon Gold & Silver, and in particular the lengthy method for obtaining one of the rarest 'mon in the games. We're talking about Celebi,...

Video: We Get To Grips With F-Zero Inspired New Nintendo 3DS Racer Lifespeed

We Get To Grips With F-Zero Inspired New Nintendo 3DS Racer Lifespeed

Or is it more like Star Fox?

We had a blast at the Nintendo Life Gaming Night this weekend, and we're looking forward to sharing the highlights of the evening in a video soon for all those who couldn't make it. We were lucky enough to have two indie developers exhibit at our event, and resident YouTube superstar Alex interviewed both of them so...

News: Splatoon's Big Update is Coming on 6th August

Splatoon's Big Update is Coming on 6th August

Private lobbies, tag team matches and more

Update: Nintendo as issued a press release which gives a few more details. The following will all be included in this update: Squad Battle - Set up in your own teams with friends in Ranked Battles Private Battle - Set up your own custom rooms with any team combinations up to 8 players, with options for...

News: Mario Kart 8 Soundtrack CD Club Nintendo Reward Powerslides Into View

Mario Kart 8 Soundtrack CD Club Nintendo Reward Powerslides Into View

The perfect driving accompaniment

Club Nintendo might be about to close soon in Europe (it's already finished in North America), but in the meantime Nintendo is still being generous with the goodies on offer for dedicated Stars collectors in the region. For only 3000 Stars in Europe (2000 in Australia) you can now grab the Mario Kart 8 Original...

News: Tomonobu Itagaki Outlines His Goals With Devil's Third and the Determination to Finish the Long-Running Project

Tomonobu Itagaki Outlines His Goals With Devil's Third and the Determination to Finish the Long-Running Project

"I believe it's going to take shooters to the next level"

Devil's Third is now roughly one month from release in PAL territories, with its Japanese release also coming in August. It's been a source of plenty of debate, with various early previews being critical of the title, yet there's naturally hype and excitement around the action experience...

Nintendo Download: 30th July (Europe)

30th July (Europe)

Badland, Legend of Kay, Flick Golf, Hello Kitty themes (?!) and more

Another week begins with the Nintendo Download Update details in Europe. This week brings a couple much anticipated Wii U releases, a smartphone smash hit, more welcome puzzles and various discount options. Let's get to the details. Wii U eShop: BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition...

News: Limitations on Console Manufacturing and Sales Lifted in China

Limitations on Console Manufacturing and Sales Lifted in China

Once again there's talk of money to be made

In 2013 it was announced that China would, very slowly, lift its ban on video game consoles. Implemented in early 2014, the process was exceptionally stringent, limiting manufacturing and distribution to the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone. Though stock prices of major game companies had a bump...

Review: Epic Word Search Collection (3DS eShop)

Epic Word Search Collection (3DS eShop)

Searching for Simpsons, Sausages, Slayer and Skateboarding

The word "epic" sure gets thrown around a lot these days. The vast cosmos is epic, the unfathomable depths of the ocean are epic, but so is this sandwich I just ate, you guys! SO EPIC! Perhaps some of the meaning has been lost, but even the crankiest purists would have to admit that Epic...

News: Awesome New Nendoroids are Unveiled at Wonder Festival 2015

Awesome New Nendoroids are Unveiled at Wonder Festival 2015

Kirby, Marth, Mega Man and an all new Link

Summer Wonder Festival 2015 is currently taking place in Chiba, Japan - showcasing the many up and coming toys, figures and models that will leave our wallets looking a little desolate, and boy are there plenty of Nintendo figures on the way that will do just that. We can't get enough of Nendoroids, and...

Review: Fantasy Pirates (3DS eShop)

Fantasy Pirates (3DS eShop)

Sail away, sail away, sail away

Let's welcome Fantasy Pirates to the Nintendo eShop – yet another pick-up-and-play, bite-sized title from EnjoyUp Games. Arguably best known for 99Seconds and 99Bullets, EnjoyUp Games is slowly gaining a reputation as a go-to company for budget titles on the Nintendo 3DS. Its latest title to appear on the shores of...

Nintendo Life Weekly: Nintendo & Facebook Partner Up for Super Mario Maker

Nintendo & Facebook Partner Up for Super Mario Maker

If you've ever found yourself unable to keep up with all the hustle and bustle in the world of Nintendo you can find yourself in some pretty sticky situations; that's why we've once again compiled all the biggest and best news, reviews, and releases into one easy video. This week we look at the surprise partnership between Nintendo and Facebook as...

Review: KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker (Wii U eShop)

KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker (Wii U eShop)

Weak Beats

Keytari: 8-Bit Music Maker seems to be an interesting entry in the eShop for anyone who's ever grooved along to the chiptunes that played during NES games. After hearing music from Super Mario Bros. and Mega Man for decades, Keytari tries to put the tools in your hand to make your own. Unfortunately, its limited capabilities turn it into...