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News: Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly, Come With a Free Download Code for the Wii U Version

Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly, Come With a Free Download Code for the Wii U Version

Awesome but strange

With the Skylanders series enjoying impressive levels of success over the past few years, publisher Activision is no doubt hoping for more of the same from *Skylanders Trap Team. The franchise has often performed well on the Wii, particularly, and Nintendo would love to see the Wii U become one of the top-selling platforms, too...

News: Sonic Boom Release Dates Are Confirmed for Wii U and 3DS

Sonic Boom Release Dates Are Confirmed for Wii U and 3DS

Official box art also released

Though we've known for a good while that the Sonic Boom games would come during Q4 to join an animated show, toy range and comic book series, official release dates have been held back. Sega's now lifted the lid. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric — developed by Big Red Button — will arrive on the Wii U on 18th November,...

News: Details of Bayonetta 2's Online Co-Op "Tag Climax" Mode Emerge

Details of Bayonetta 2's Online Co-Op "Tag Climax" Mode Emerge

More risk, more reward

While Bayonetta 2 — like its predecessor — looks to be another high-intensity single player action experience, the Wii U exclusive is also set to include some online play through its two-player co-op "Tag Climax" mode. While it may not be integrated a great deal with the single player adventure, it seems like a potential...

News: Trine Enchanted Edition Will Be Casting A Spell On The Wii U Later This Year

Trine Enchanted Edition Will Be Casting A Spell On The Wii U Later This Year

Uses the Trine 2 game engine

Finnish studio Frozenbyte has revealed that the original Trine will be launching on the Wii U eShop later this year under the title Trine Enchanted Edition. An updated version of the first title which uses the Trine 2 game engine, Enchanted Edition will boast improved visual effects and mid-level saving. You'll also be...

Nintendo Download: 24th July (North America)

24th July (North America)

Fiesta time, toy cars, a Master Reboot, Wooden Sen'SeY and more

It's that time again, North America, for the Nintendo Download details to tempt you into parting from your eShop funds. We have three new titles on the Wii U eShop, an excellent arrival on 3DS eShop, Virtual Console entries on both systems, discounts and more. Let's get to it. Missed...

News: Steel Empire Blasting A Path To The North American 3DS eShop Next Week

Steel Empire Blasting A Path To The North American 3DS eShop Next Week

Teyon handling the localisation, no European release planned for now

We went a bit potty over Steel Empire when it was remastered for the Japanese 3DS eShop at the start of the year. A classic Sega Mega Drive / Genesis shooter from the early '90s, the game was given a makeover for Nintendo's handheld which included new visuals and an improved...

News: The Fantasy Life Adventure Begins in Europe on 26th September

The Fantasy Life Adventure Begins in Europe on 26th September

Opening movie shows off various character classes

Update: It seems that a North American release date of 24th October was confirmed in early June (thanks Tops), meaning it'll arrive almost a full month earlier in Europe. Original Article: Fantasy Life was a title given extensive coverage during the rolling E3 Nintendo Treehouse broadcast, with a...

News: Gaist Crusher God Is Getting A Beastly Serving Of Monster Hunter 4 Content

Gaist Crusher God Is Getting A Beastly Serving Of Monster Hunter 4 Content

Joining the hunt

Gaist Crusher God launches in Japan on September 4th, and Capcom has today announced that the game will get crossover content from Monster Hunter 4. Players will be able to do battle with famous beasts from the popular title, each boasting a revised look so that they fit snugly into the Gaist Crusher world. Characters will also...

News: Official Hyrule Warriors Screens Show Ocarina of Time Stages, Sheik, Darunia, Princess Ruto and More

Official Hyrule Warriors Screens Show Ocarina of Time Stages, Sheik, Darunia, Princess Ruto and More

Nostalgia overload with 50 screens

Earlier this week it was revealed that Ocarina of Time was joining Hyrule Warriors with Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto, along with stages and other elements to fit in with the game. As has been the case with previous Hyrule Warriors reveals, an initial magazine exclusive has rapidly made way for a deluge of...

News: NES30 GamePad Brings Old School Control To iOS, Android, Mac, Windows And Wii

NES30 GamePad Brings Old School Control To iOS, Android, Mac, Windows And Wii

Let's party like it's 1985

If you're fed up of using the Wiimote for games like New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Donkey Kong Country Returns, then you might want to take a look at 8Bitdo's new NES30 GamePad controller. A near-perfect replication of the original 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System joypad, this controller brings the concept up to date...

Video: Nintendo Minute Heads to Capcom For Release Dates, Comic-Con Swag and a Mega Man Masterclass

Nintendo Minute Heads to Capcom For Release Dates, Comic-Con Swag and a Mega Man Masterclass

Mega Man Battle Network Hits North America on 31st July

The latest episode of Nintendo Minute is a little different from the norm, as our hosts headed down the road on a short trip to Capcom where they caught up with Brett Elston, the man often tasked with revealing details on upcoming games through the Capcom Unity forums. This episode is worth a...

News: Nintendo Confirms Comic-Con Mario Kart 8 Tournament and Smash Bros. Live Broadcast Details

Nintendo Confirms Comic-Con Mario Kart 8 Tournament and Smash Bros. Live Broadcast Details

Nintendo Live on Twitch starts on 25th July

Update: For those in attendance at Comic-Con, there'll also be an opportunity to have Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS brought to you for surprise game time, details in the tweet below. Original Article: Nintendo has big plans for San Diego Comic-Con this week, with a broad selection of demos...

News: Dragon Quest X All-In-One Retail Package Will Include Wii, Wii U and PC Copies in Japan

Dragon Quest X All-In-One Retail Package Will Include Wii, Wii U and PC Copies in Japan

Let the package design nightmare begin

Update: It seems that there will still be three distinct SKUs for this 'all-in-one' version, identifiable with Wii U, Wii and PC branding. Each will still, nevertheless, contain copies for all three platforms. Original Article: Square Enix has announced that the upcoming Dragon Quest X 'all-in-one' retail...

Site News: Look, We'll Provide File Sizes For Download Games, So Please Stop Asking

Look, We'll Provide File Sizes For Download Games, So Please Stop Asking

Ask and you shall (eventually) receive

We like to think that we're receptive to the wants and needs of our readership here at Nintendo Life, but one thing we've neglected to do in the past few years is heed the demands for file size data to be included on game pages. Moving forward you will find that the game information page will now include the...

News: Fret Not, Bravely Default's Agnes Oblige Will Return In Bravely Second

Fret Not, Bravely Default's Agnes Oblige Will Return In Bravely Second

We know it's been keeping you up at night

Those of you who played and completed the original Bravely Default may be worrying about whether or not the game's iconic heroine, Agnes Oblige, will be making an appearance in Bravely Second, which is currently in development for the 3DS. Allow us to put those fears to rest, because information just...

News: Miiverse Update Allows Screenshots As Favourite Posts and Additional Community Info

Miiverse Update Allows Screenshots As Favourite Posts and Additional Community Info

Share your favourite Communities with the world

The Miiverse platform is continually being updated by Nintendo, with the recent addition of line breaks not necessarily blowing minds, but doing its part to improve the service. We've seen posts support more characters, improvements to the profile layout and options, and more besides. Yet another...

News: Yokai Watch 2 Maintains Dominance as Hardware Sales Fall in Japan

Yokai Watch 2 Maintains Dominance as Hardware Sales Fall in Japan

Home console sales continue summer decline

In last week's Media Create chart results for Japan, Yokai Watch stormed the charts with 1.3 million sales. A combination of the growing popularity of Level-5's franchise and the decision to release two versions helped it surpass the lifetime sales of its predecessor in just one week. As expected, Yokai...

News: Disney Infinity Guardians Of The Galaxy Playset Wii U Visuals "Closer To Xbox 360"

Disney Infinity Guardians Of The Galaxy Playset Wii U Visuals "Closer To Xbox 360"

Studio Gobo spills the beans

With today’s Guardians of the Galaxy play-set announcement for Disney Infinity 2.0, Family Gamer TV had the opportunity to visit Studio Gobo and ask them about where the Wii U version of the game would sit in comparison to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. When asked whether Studio Gobo were covering all the platforms...

News: Nintendo Offering 3DS Life Sim Tomodachi Life For Half Price At Hyper Japan 2014

Nintendo Offering 3DS Life Sim Tomodachi Life For Half Price At Hyper Japan 2014

Another reason to visit the UK-based event

Nintendo is descending on this year's Hyper Japan event in a big way, not only offering attendees the chance to get their hands on forthcoming Nintendo games, but also introducing a Nintendo Store stand where fans can buy 3DS and Wii U software. Today, Nintendo UK has announced that it will be running a...