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News: Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federation Force and amiibo Criticism

Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federation Force and amiibo Criticism

"Look, we know that the fans want a straight Samus Aran game"

Reggie Fils-Aime has - as we observed during E3 - the propensity to talk a load of old PR guff at times, which to be fair is part of his job. His annual LA interviews conducted with Kotaku do occasionally get beyond copy-and-pasted standard responses, however, making the latest...

News: Spooky 2D Adventure Whispering Willows Will Be Haunting Your Wii U This Summer 

Spooky 2D Adventure Whispering Willows Will Be Haunting Your Wii U This Summer 

An out of body experience

Indie publisher Abstraction Games has confirmed that it is bringing Night Light Interactive's spooky adventure title Whispering Willows to the Wii U eShop. Originally released on Ouya, the game features gorgeous 2D visuals and an haunting soundtrack. The unique hook is that you'll be able to exit the main character's body...

News: Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Fighting Its Way to the 3DS in the West This Year

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Fighting Its Way to the 3DS in the West This Year

Shout loudly in Japanese to celebrate

Earlier this year we shared the news of Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden being announced for release in Japan - it's a fighting title in the franchise with 20 playable characters and "more than 100 support characters". Of course, Dragon Ball Z seems to have had a big year in the West, helped along by Dragon...

News: Mario Parody Kill The Plumber Rejected From iOS App Store On Grounds Of Copyright

Mario Parody Kill The Plumber Rejected From iOS App Store On Grounds Of Copyright

Despite the fact that it showcases entirely new content

Smartphone clones of popular games are a real problem for developers, with shady individuals gleefully copying any successful venture in the hope that they can earn a few shillings from unsuspecting punters. These irksome chaps certainly need dealing with, but sometimes the approach of the...

Exclusive: We Almost Got A Wii U F-Zero Created By Burnout Studio Criterion

We Almost Got A Wii U F-Zero Created By Burnout Studio Criterion

Would have been shown off at E3 2011

F-Zero is one of those franchises which Nintendo fans are constantly clamouring for, and not an E3 passes without demands from the masses for a brand-new entry. The series has been dormant for quite some time, although recent events - such as a F-Zero mini-game in Nintendo Land and the inclusion of the legendary...

Parent Trap: Woolly Yoshi amiibo Finally Turn Toys To Life Figures Into Actual Toys

Woolly Yoshi amiibo Finally Turn Toys To Life Figures Into Actual Toys

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson has a yarn Yoshi, don't hate him

It may seem that the knitted amiibo for Yoshi's Woolly World are simply a gimmick. However, for children the difference here is more than aesthetic. They mark a new toys to life trend of offering playable toys rather than collectable figurines for the shelf. Of course, historically toys...

News: Luna Blaster Weapon Arriving Tomorrow For Splatoon

Luna Blaster Weapon Arriving Tomorrow For Splatoon

It's out of this world

Nintendo UK have confirmed that the "Luna Blaster" - the latest new Splatoon weapon is available for us Brits from tomorrow morning (Wednesday the 24th). As of yet, Nintendo of America haven't tweeted out the news, but it will presumably be available this evening - in keeping with the usual DLC release patterns. Little...

Review: Cube Blitz (Wii U eShop)

Cube Blitz (Wii U eShop)

More like a square than a cube

Every once in a while, you play one of those games where it just makes one wonder how exactly it got published in the first place. Usually, this is due to a woeful lack of polish or because some part of it could be argued as being fundamentally broken, be it due to core game mechanics or unforgivable performance...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo 3DS for North America

Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo 3DS for North America

Also states that New 3DS-exclusive download games are coming

When Nintendo announced earlier in the year that only the New Nintendo 3DS XL would come to North America, heads were scratched, petitions were launched and fury was vented. Subsequent justifications from Nintendo of America generally weren't accepted by online communities - including when...

Gallery: Marvel At This Woodgrain Styled N64

Marvel At This Woodgrain Styled N64

Taking retro to it's logical conclusion

We've seen some lovely console mods over the years here at Nintendo Life, but this one from our Texas-based reader Marshall Clark was too good not to share. While the classic N64 design had some nice curves and came in a range of colours during its lifespan, Marshall has given it a woodgrain makeover which...

Review: Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U)

Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U)

Knitting ideas together

Nintendo has long been the leading light in the platforming genre, a part of that legacy being the focus of Super Mario Anniversary celebrations this year. It's a genre with plenty of scope for variety, however, which is something Nintendo pushed forward with the superb Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island on Super NES,...

News: Hyrule Warriors Producer Confirms More Characters Are Coming to Hyrule Warriors Legends

Hyrule Warriors Producer Confirms More Characters Are Coming to Hyrule Warriors Legends

But won't say who exactly...

For some, the announcement of Hyrule Warriors Legends coming to the Nintendo 3DS is a great reason to relive/start the game that originated on the Wii U. However, to those needing more of an excuse, it was confirmed during Nintendo's E3 Digital Event that Hyrule Warriors Legends will come with all the DLC from the...

Review: Funk of Titans (Wii U eShop)

Funk of Titans (Wii U eShop)

Funk off, Titans

On the surface, it seems like Funk of Titans might be crazy enough to work. Take a jive-talkin', funk-lovin' interpretation of Perseus, toss him in a Mount Olympus setting occupied by an Aretha Franklin-inspired goddess, add a dash of hop-and-bop auto-running and stir vigorously. This project had the recipe for cheesy goodness, but...