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Poll: Buying Bayonetta 2 - eShop Convenience or Battling for Copies in Stores?

Buying Bayonetta 2 - eShop Convenience or Battling for Copies in Stores?

Many stores apparently selling out

Bayonetta 2 has now arrived on Wii U, available on the eShop and, of course, in stores. Yet a quick look on social networks suggests that plenty are struggling to get hold of the game in high street stores, with various retailers apparently selling out of stock. What's going on? It can mean multiple things...

News: Use a 'Platinum Code' to Unlock Bayonetta and Co in The Wonderful 101

Use a 'Platinum Code' to Unlock Bayonetta and Co in The Wonderful 101

Move over, Konami

We're big fans of Platinum Games here at Nintendo Life, even to the point that we praised its Wii U legacy just recently. While many may be enjoying its latest release — Bayonetta 2 — on Wii U, some cool unlockable details for The Wonderful 101 may have some going back to the bonkers-yet-brilliant action game released in 2013...

News: Nintendo Outlines Generous eShop Publication Policies

Nintendo Outlines Generous eShop Publication Policies

In theory opens the door to games like Binding of Isaac

It's no secret to those that frequent these pages or that browse the 3DS and Wii U eShop stores on a regular basis, but Nintendo is now open and supportive of all kinds of developers. That's come about through a consistent loosening of its publication rules, making it easier for studios and...

News: Proun+ is Coming Soon to a 3DS Near You

Proun+ is Coming Soon to a 3DS Near You

SpeedX on speed

Following the release of the original, the new and updated Proun+ is heading to 3DS for the first time. The game itself is very similar to another game called SpeedX 3D; the objective is to journey along a tubular path and rotate yourself around it so as to avoid the obstacles that are presented to you. The game's style focuses on...

Feature: Breaking Down Over 50 Must-See Things in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Breaking Down Over 50 Must-See Things in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Step by glorious step

Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Nintendo Direct delivered what it promised — 50 'Must-See Things'. In fairness to the 'New Things' wording deployed on multiple occasions by Nintendo of America, meanwhile, it wasn't far off that target either, even if that would require a little more slack and an absence of cynicism...

News: Nintendo's Quirky amiibo Video Shows How They're Used in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Nintendo's Quirky amiibo Video Shows How They're Used in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Have a Bayonetta 1 & 2 eShop offer explanation as a bonus

In recent weeks we've emphasized — in some editorials and general articles — that Nintendo needs to start building more awareness of amiibo with understandable, interesting promotions, videos and so on. We're starting to see that process get underway, with the company following up its...

News: Slender: The Arrival Is Stalking Its Way To The Wii U eShop

Slender: The Arrival Is Stalking Its Way To The Wii U eShop

Cult survival horror title is being published by Majesco

A PEGI rating has revealed that Majesco is publishing the Blue Isle Studios title Slender: The Arrival on the Wii U eShop. The game originally launched on PC and Mac back in 2013 and has since become something of a cult classic. It features the iconic Slender Man, a faceless antagonist who...

Weirdness: If Super Smash Bros. Was a WWE game, It'd Be Terrifying

If Super Smash Bros. Was a WWE game, It'd Be Terrifying

What the...

WWE is big business, with millions of loyal fans and typically impressive sales of pay-per-views, merchandise and, of course, video games. We're pretty confident we'll never see a Hyrule Warriors-style mashup between the franchises, however, as it doesn't take much imagination to realise that it would be a bit weird. Yet still, that's...

Guide: Tips And Tricks To Get You Started In Bayonetta 2

Tips And Tricks To Get You Started In Bayonetta 2

Struggling to climax? Follow our advice

Bayonetta 2 is out today, and while there are difficulty options that accommodate players of all skill levels, that doesn't mean that you can't benefit from some pointers to help get you started. Below is a guide that should help provide you with an understanding of how to approach even the most-challenging...

Guide: How To Find Every Umbran Crow In Bayonetta 2

How To Find Every Umbran Crow In Bayonetta 2

Catch 'em all to unlock stamps for Miiverse

Umbran Crows are evasive little creatures. Twenty of these dodgy birds are hiding throughout the world of Bayonetta 2, and it's up to you to catch 'em all. Not only can locating each one be a task in itself, but possessing the requisite speed and skill to scoop them up before they're alerted to your...

News: Wii U-Exclusive Super Smash Bros. Modes and Challenges Unveiled

Wii U-Exclusive Super Smash Bros. Modes and Challenges Unveiled

Smash Tour! Special Orders! Master Fortress!

An area of interest going into the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Nintendo Direct was exclusive gameplay modes on the home console. We've covered a number of these already in other articles, while some existing modes will also be shared with others through the inclusion local co-op. Yet there were some other...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Takes Sharing Experiences to New Levels

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Takes Sharing Experiences to New Levels

A lot of firsts for the series

Although it will not be implemented at launch, Nintendo has announced plans to include functionality within Super Smash Bros. for Wii U that allows you to share various content with others over the internet. This feature isn't just limited to friends either, as you can choose to share your creations with the entire...

News: Bigger Stages, Dual-Plane Battles and Danger Zones Exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Bigger Stages, Dual-Plane Battles and Danger Zones Exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Miiverse Stage coming after launch

Today's Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct was packed full of details, and one area that merited plenty of attention was stages. There were some key announcements that'll shape how we get into battle. One key inclusion is Bigger Stages, which will support 8 Player Smash Mode in particular and, as a result, will be...

News: Mewtwo Returns to Super Smash Bros., Ridley and Metal Face Explained

Mewtwo Returns to Super Smash Bros., Ridley and Metal Face Explained

Mewtwo arriving next year

Nintendo has announced the return of Mewtwo to the Super Smash Bros. series after being absent in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, much to the distaste of many fans. There's no word on how he'll function yet, but he won't be playable right away, as this iconic monster is still in development. Mewtwo will be available to fans who...

News: Tourneys and Official Tourneys Giving Super Smash Bros. for Wii U a Competitive Edge

Tourneys and Official Tourneys Giving Super Smash Bros. for Wii U a Competitive Edge

Not ready for launch

Today's Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct was full of details around Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with a particularly exciting announcement being customisable and official Tourneys; these won't be available on launch day, however. When they do arrive, though, they look promising. Standard Tourneys are rather similar to their...

News: You Can Use The Wii U GamePad For Voice Chat, Stage Building And More In Super Smash Bros.

You Can Use The Wii U GamePad For Voice Chat, Stage Building And More In Super Smash Bros.

Padding it out

While some developers are certainly guilty of underusing the Wii U GamePad, that criticism can't be laid at the feet of the team behind Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The forthcoming fighter will make robust use of the unique controller, not only during battle but in-between brawls as well. During normal play it will be possible to use...

News: 8 Player Smash Mode Confirmed For Wii U Super Smash Bros.

8 Player Smash Mode Confirmed For Wii U Super Smash Bros.

The catch? It's offline only

Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. will allow for 8 player fights. The news came during today's special Nintendo Direct broadcast, and is tempered by the fact that the game will only support 8 players in offline mode. It was also confirmed that only certain stages would allow for so many...

News: More PDP GameCube-Style Wired Fight Pads Pay Homage to Donkey Kong, Link, Samus and Wario

More PDP GameCube-Style Wired Fight Pads Pay Homage to Donkey Kong, Link, Samus and Wario

Will work as Wii Classic Controller, and with Smash Bros. Wii U

Last year and just before E3, as the hype for a certain Wii U brawler intensified, accessory company PDP announced its GameCube-styled Fight Pad controllers, with the revealed designs being based on Mario, Peach and Yoshi. Though Nintendo has its own GameCube Smash Bros. controller and...

News: Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind Looks Set for a Western Release

Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind Looks Set for a Western Release

Good old Atlus saving the day

Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind is a promising 3DS action game based on Wit Studio and Production I.G's anime series — which itself is based on Hajime Isayama's original manga. Having performed well commercially in Japan, Spike Chunsoft recently announced an updated "CHAIN" version for Japan this December,...

News: Nintendo of Europe Distributes Free Halloween 3DS HOME Theme to Club Nintendo Members

Nintendo of Europe Distributes Free Halloween 3DS HOME Theme to Club Nintendo Members

Check your email, if you dare

It's nice to receive free things, as loyal customers, so Club Nintendo members in Europe should be pleased to know that the big N is distributing download codes for a Halloween 3DS HOME theme — check those emails if you're a member that receives the regular newsletters. The theme itself has a typically light-hearted...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 3DS HOME Theme Lands in Japan

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 3DS HOME Theme Lands in Japan

Joined by seven Tales themes we'll likely never get

3DS HOME Themes are now becoming a rather common update for owners of the portable, with Nintendo adding a notification dot on the relevant menu to alert us to new options as they appear. There's already a decent variety, though a recent arrival in Japan has us rather jealous already. Pictured...