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Rumour: Mario Kart 8 Wii U Hardware Bundle On The Way

Mario Kart 8 Wii U Hardware Bundle On The Way

Seems feasible, salt on standby

Update: We've been advised by Nintendo that it has "nothing to announce at this time" regarding this rumour. You can take that to mean whatever you want, but that's the line we've been given. Original Article: We do enjoy juicy console bundle rumours here at Nintendo Life — the sensible ones, at least. A fresh...

News: Sea Battle Will Bring Battleships to DSiWare

Sea Battle Will Bring Battleships to DSiWare

You can't sink the DSi Shop

It may have been replaced by the 3DS eShop and its range of titles a little under three years ago, but the DSi Shop continues to make its presence felt with occasional releases. It helps, admittedly, that DSiWare games are released on the current portable's store too, but it remains a surprise to see new titles for the...

News: Nintendo Confirms Five Games That'll be Playable at WonderCon

Nintendo Confirms Five Games That'll be Playable at WonderCon

If you're in California, play some Mario Kart 8 this weekend

We're getting into the season of expos now, and Nintendo of America has confirmed its attendance at WonderCon, which takes place this weekend (18th-20th April) in Anaheim, California. The big N will have five games on show, including those recently released and on the way soon; one is a...

News: Nocturnal Plants a New Flowerworks HD Trailer Ahead of Launch

Nocturnal Plants a New Flowerworks HD Trailer Ahead of Launch

Shows off blooming nice effects

There aren't many WiiWare titles getting re-purposed for the Wii U, but part of a select group with a few others is Flowerworks HD: Follie's Adventure from Australian developer Nocturnal. Due in this week's update (17th April) in North America and May in Europe, it'll have a discount price of $3.50 in its first month...

Matters of Import: Ucchannanchan no Honō no Challenger: Denryū Iraira Bō

Ucchannanchan no Honō no Challenger: Denryū Iraira Bō

Down to the wire

The Nintendo 64 is fondly remembered for delivering groundbreaking titles such as Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. However, in amongst the system's relatively small library of games are a few wacky, obscure and out-of-the-ordinary experiences to be had. Sadly, many of us in the West never got to play a...

News: Nintendo Teases a Wii Karaoke U Miiverse Contest

Nintendo Teases a Wii Karaoke U Miiverse Contest

Neighbours, be warned

Wii Karaoke U probably still holds the crown as one of the most peculiar offerings on the Wii U eShop. In some ways it's one of the most modern titles Nintendo's released in terms of online functionality, with a substantial range of tracks available to stream and various time-based passes to purchase in order to satisfy into...

News: 3D OutRun Given a Release Date and Details for Japan

3D OutRun Given a Release Date and Details for Japan

We want it yesterday

The 3D series of classics from Sega were, in the Nintendo Life office at least, among the highlights on the 3DS late last year. With a mix of arcade and Mega Drive / Genesis games getting the impressive remastering treatment from M2, it was pleasing that Sega had made the investment to localise that first run outside of Japan...

News: Castlevania: Dracula X And Mega Man 5 Hitting The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Castlevania: Dracula X And Mega Man 5 Hitting The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Scream bloody murder

Next week's Japanese Wii U Virtual Console titles have been confirmed, and fans of Konami and Capcom should be pretty pleased with what's on offer. Arguably the most notable release is Castlevania: Dracula X (known as Akumajou Dracula XX in Japan and Castlevania: Vampire's Kiss in Europe), the SNES port of the PC Engine classic...

Video: The Super Smash Wars Trilogy Comes To a Dramatic End

The Super Smash Wars Trilogy Comes To a Dramatic End

We reckon you'll enjoy this...

Last week we posted the first part of Super Smash Wars: Return of the Hero of Time, the final part of James Farr's Nintendo and Star Wars animated mash-up series. It set the scene for the grand finale, and we suspect this final part will satisfy those that have been following the videos so far. It takes in the latter...

News: Yoshio Sakamoto Striving For "New Entertainment" and "New Fun" for Franchises Both Old and New

Yoshio Sakamoto Striving For "New Entertainment" and "New Fun" for Franchises Both Old and New

Naturally thoughts drift to Metroid

Yoshio Sakamoto is perhaps best known as the Director of the iconic early entries in the Metroid series, including the NES original, Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion. Sakamoto-san is not averse to experimentation and different genres, however, with producer credits in the WarioWare series, in particular, while...

News: Atlus Confirms Conception II DLC Details and May European Release

Atlus Confirms Conception II DLC Details and May European Release

The start of a beautiful relationship

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is now available in North America, which is great news for fans of quirky JRPG games as we gave it a strong recommendation in our comprehensive review. With a mix of dungeon crawling and dating sim elements, and Star Children that can become killer mechs, it's certainly...

News: Upside-Down Dimensions Could Be Coming To Wii U

Upside-Down Dimensions Could Be Coming To Wii U

Currently listed as "proposed"

Spanish developer Hydra Interactive Entertainment has announced Upside Down Dimensions, an action RPG that combines hack 'n slash, stealth, puzzles and platforming elements – drawing inspiration from games such as Paper Mario, The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon. The title has a launch window of 2015 for PC, Mac, PS...

Weirdness: Game Consoles and More X-rayed for Art

Game Consoles and More X-rayed for Art

Crowdfunding campaign is underway

We've seen some interesting projects emerge through Kickstarter, but a new campaign from BRS Innovations perhaps steals the show. A group of three individuals with extensive experience in X-ray technology are planning to launch a series of art projects that include images of various everyday items. It's so you can...

Play: Mario Kart Wii With Nintendo Life on Twitch - Live!

Mario Kart Wii With Nintendo Life on Twitch - Live!

There will be blue shells

Nintendo Life does Twitch! Hopefully without it crashing, breaking down and basically not working. We're going all modern and trendy — next up an annoying catchphrase to open every stream! Well, maybe not on the catchphrase. We are, however, planning to run regular live streams of various Nintendo games that'll include...

Weirdness: Now You Can Transform Your GamePad Into A Racing Wheel

Now You Can Transform Your GamePad Into A Racing Wheel

Well, why not?

With Mario Kart 8 on the way, it should come as no great surprise to see peripheral makers attempt to capitalize on the renewed interest in racing titles, but Japanese firm CyberGadget has come up with the most unusual idea yet. Its Handle Stand fixes to your desk and allows you to clamp the GamePad in place, effectively turning it...

News: Nintendo Shows Off Kirby's Awesome New Abilities on a Snazzy Triple Deluxe Website

Nintendo Shows Off Kirby's Awesome New Abilities on a Snazzy Triple Deluxe Website

Archer! Beetle! Bell! Circus! Hypernova!

Kirby: Triple Deluxe isn't far away now, arriving in North America on 2nd May and in Europe on 16th May. We've seen some of the mascot's new abilities in action, attractive new footage and plenty of snippets to raise our anticipation. Nintendo UK is wading in with a new dedicated website, and one of the...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirty Three

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirty Three

Metroid! Samus! Smash Run! Direct!

It's Mond... TUESDAY, which means its time to look at what happened in the world of Super Smash Bros. on Miiverse last week. We're a day late due to some different scheduling this week but we hadn't forgotten — we never forget this feature. Last week was a big one for these two games, with an almighty Super...

Exclusive: Here's an Early Look at Location Game Footage in HullBreach: Uncloaked

Here's an Early Look at Location Game Footage in HullBreach: Uncloaked

Both real and fantastical

HullBreach Uncloaked is an intriguing Wii U eShop title in a couple of respects — it's based on a Wii-browser MMORPG called HullBreach Online, and its developer (HullBreach Studios) has bold plans for the scope that it'll offer. It'll have all 576 sectors of its online predecessor, except with fully-realised 3D visuals...

News: You Can Grab a 2DS and Pokémon X for $100 at Target

You Can Grab a 2DS and Pokémon X for $100 at Target

We've dug up a couple of GAME deals in the UK, too

As we gear up for an exciting new wave of 3DS titles in the coming months we can expect Nintendo to make another push for Spring and Summer hardware sales. While the system's family has performed rather well, there are plenty of potential consumers yet to take the plunge, with titles such as...