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News: Mighty No. 9 Has Been Delayed Once Again as Keiji Inafune Offers Sincere Apologies

Mighty No. 9 Has Been Delayed Once Again as Keiji Inafune Offers Sincere Apologies

Now targeting Spring

Mighty No. 9 began with a spectacularly successful Kickstarter campaign, with the project leadership of Keiji Inafune and the sense of it being a spiritual successor to Mega Man being factors in its popularity. Since that period of hype in mid 2013 it's endured some tougher times, though - the final visual style has been...

News: Neat Mega Man 3DS HOME Themes Arrive in Japan

Neat Mega Man 3DS HOME Themes Arrive in Japan

To celebrate Mega Man Legacy Collection

Mega Man Legacy Collection - which includes the first six NES games and some nice extra features - isn't far away in the West. In Japan, however, it's out now, and Capcom has celebrated the 3DS version's release with a couple of rather neat HOME Themes. You can see videos of these below, with one having a...

Nintendo Download: 28th January (Europe)

28th January (Europe)

LEGO Avengers! Final Fantasy Explorers + a VC game! Shadow Puppeteer! More!

Another week begins with the Nintendo Download Update details for Europe, and this batch is certainly promising. We have major retail releases on Wii U and 3DS leading the way, while there are also some highly promising download-only options to consider along with DLC,...

Talking Point: Online Gaming Can't Recreate the Unique Fun of Local Multiplayer, Yet It's Dominant

Online Gaming Can't Recreate the Unique Fun of Local Multiplayer, Yet It's Dominant

Will local play remain at the core of Nintendo's message?

Splatoon was a notable release in various respects for Nintendo. It was one of its biggest hits in 2015, and in addition to that it's an online-centric experience. You can spend a decent amount of time on the solo campaign, but the local multiplayer option is limited and tacked on; the...

Video: Nintendo Minute Takes an Extended Look at The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Nintendo Minute Takes an Extended Look at The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Tap the GamePad to transform Link, which is handy

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is one of the Wii U's biggest titles in the first half of the year, and with its release a little over a month away Nintendo will be showing it off all the more. Nintendo Minute's weekly video is worth a watch for those keeping an eye on this release, then,...

Review: Mario Kart 64 (Wii U eShop / N64)

Mario Kart 64 (Wii U eShop / N64)

More karting fun for U

Taking a bunch of Mario characters and having them speed around race circuits using a range of special items to rush or smash past each other is something that has worked very well since the Mario Kart series began in 1992. The games are amongst the most enjoyable on whatever platform they turn up on, and many people buying...

Hardware Classics: Sega Game Gear

Sega Game Gear

Getting into Gear

It's easy to see the thinking behind the Game Gear, the machine Sega positioned as a Game Boy-beater in the early '90s. The firm's Mega Drive / Genesis platform was doing a fine job of stealing away market share from the aging NES, and Sega no doubt assumed it could do the same in the portable arena with hardware that was more...

Rumour: Intelligent Systems Is Working On New Paper Mario For Wii U

Intelligent Systems Is Working On New Paper Mario For Wii U

Game is currently being localised and tested

Nintendo fans and miners of insider information Emily Rogers and Liam Robertson (the latter of whom is a regular contributor to Nintendo Life) have apparently uncovered details on a Paper Mario sequel for Wii U. According to the report - which is based on information from five different sources - the...

News: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! Has Been Approved for Release on Wii U

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! Has Been Approved for Release on Wii U

Release date impending

About a week ago, it was stated that Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! was 'literally in the final steps' to completion. It wasn't stated exactly what this meant, but the implication was that there would be more news in the near future. It appears that this was indeed the case, as a new post recently went up on the game's website that...

Talking Point: Splatoon Began With an Early Access Approach, and Has Provided a Valuable Lesson

Splatoon Began With an Early Access Approach, and Has Provided a Valuable Lesson

Free updates that kept on giving

Cast your mind back to launch day Splatoon. Single player campaign? Check. Slightly mediocre local multiplayer mode? Check. Online modes? Well, some of them. Back when we were publishing our Splatoon review, its writer and our video man Alex was gushing in his praise, yet some debate was had within our team about...

News: Dementium Remastered Targets a February Release in Europe and Australia, Dementium II Remastered Nears Completion

Dementium Remastered Targets a February Release in Europe and Australia, Dementium II Remastered Nears Completion

Sequel aiming for both regions together

With a simplified and global rating system now in place, download developers have one less hurdle to clear when working towards bringing their games to both North America and Europe / Australia. Renegade Kid is one studio utilising the new system, and now has a tentative release target for Dementium Remastered...

News: Here's a Breakdown of the Extra e-Reader Levels in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 on the Wii U

Here's a Breakdown of the Extra e-Reader Levels in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 on the Wii U

38 clever levels, just for you

Occasionally there's frustration at the slow roll-out of Virtual Console games, sometimes with good reason, but there are also occasions where Nintendo goes the extra mile and does far more than simply spruce up a ROM. In the case of Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, which is now on the Wii U Virtual Console...