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News: Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metroid Prime: Federation Force

"There's no sugar coating" the negative reaction

It'll be interesting to look back on the E3 reaction to Metroid Prime: Federation Force this time in 2016, when the game's landed on 3DS and initial negativity has subsided. We don't yet know whether the game itself will be fun, for one thing, but it'll be worth assessing whether attitudes soften, as...

News: Fire Emblem Fates Storms to Number One in Japan

Fire Emblem Fates Storms to Number One in Japan

Beats equivalent launch sales of Awakening

The Japanese Media Create charts have brought positive news for Nintendo of late, and that continues this week with the arrival of the latest blockbuster from Intelligent Systems. Fire Emblem Fates - known as Fire Emblem: If in Japan - has launched in Nintendo's homeland and performed rather well. There...

Weirdness: In Some Parallel Dimension, This Nintendo Cross Presentation Might Actually Be Real

In Some Parallel Dimension, This Nintendo Cross Presentation Might Actually Be Real

Keeping it real fake

Nintendo is working on its next console - dubbed the "NX" - but the company remained tight-lipped at this year's E3. 2015 will go down as a period of transition for the Japanese veteran as it looks to slowly retire its current pair of consoles and move towards something new and exciting, but the lack of solid news means that...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Director Defends Absence of Female Playable Characters

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Director Defends Absence of Female Playable Characters

"Link isn't the most masculine of guys"

In these times of greater equality, social media and ongoing debate around gender, even a cute and lighthearted game such as The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes isn't exempt from scrutiny. That's fair enough, in this writer's view - when avatars and customisation are part of a title, it's a valid topic. Of...

News: Nintendo's Gearing Up With Competitions and New Game Demos at San Diego Comic-Con

Nintendo's Gearing Up With Competitions and New Game Demos at San Diego Comic-Con

Rare amiibo up for grabs

Nintendo of America consistently puts on a decent show at San Diego Comic-Con, taking the chance to show off upcoming releases at the event. This year is no different, and there'll be some demos from E3 in addition to a range of competitions that'll have rare amiibo as prizes - it'll all be going down at the 'Nintendo...

News: Cypronia to Offer Future Release for Free as Celebration of Cube Life: Island Survival Sales

Cypronia to Offer Future Release for Free as Celebration of Cube Life: Island Survival Sales

Early sales show promise in Europe

It's no secret that a number of developers have been producing variations on the theme of Minecraft for the eShop stores, filling a gap in the market. They've enjoyed some success doing this, and Cypronia has been in touch to state that its entry - Cube Life: Island Survival - is doing rather well since its launch...

News: We Could See Some Cult Lucasfilm Properties Coming To Disney Infinity In The Future

We Could See Some Cult Lucasfilm Properties Coming To Disney Infinity In The Future

Nothing is off the table, apparently

Disney Infinity will be hitting its third iteration this year and has already covered an incredible amount of ground when it comes to using famous Disney and Lucasfilm IP. We've already seen the likes of The Avengers, Frozen, Toy Story, Cars and much more besides in the Disney Infinity universe, and this year...

Rumour: Former Rare Composer David Wise Is Working On An Unannounced Nintendo Title

Former Rare Composer David Wise Is Working On An Unannounced Nintendo Title

Man behind Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze's music is back

David Wise is a living legend for many Nintendo fans, having contributed some amazing music to a dazzling array of classic Nintendo releases - the most famous of which is arguably the Donkey Kong Country franchise. Wise has since gone freelance but composed the fantastic soundtrack to...

News: Disney Magical World 2 Is Happening, Folks

Disney Magical World 2 Is Happening, Folks

Happy happy, joy joy

Bandai Namco has confirmed that Disney Magical World is getting a sequel on the Nintendo 3DS. The game - which is known as Disney Magical Castle 2: My Happy Life in Japan - will get its full reveal on July 6th, via the official Japanese website. For the time being, you'll have to make do with the infectiously jolly teaser...

News: ​Miiverse is Getting a Massive Redesign this Summer

​Miiverse is Getting a Massive Redesign this Summer

Screenshot Albums, Play Journals, Redesigned Communities, and more!

Miiverse is Nintendo's take on implementing a social network-like platform that integrates and directly ties in with the games that people play. At the tap of a button, players can post screenshots, share thoughts and discussion, or draw pictures, and share this with the rest of the...

News: ​30th Anniversary Super Mario Concert Comes to Japan this September

​30th Anniversary Super Mario Concert Comes to Japan this September

No love for the West, Nintendo?

It seems that Nintendo has a thing for putting on excellent concerts to celebrate landmark anniversaries for its most treasured franchises. Here in the West, fans have had the privilege for the past few years of attending the Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses, a touring orchestra that covers several tracks and...

News: Shovel Knight is Coming to Retail

Shovel Knight is Coming to Retail

Will include the Plague of Shadows expansion and Challenge Mode

Shovel Knight is easily one of the best Indie games to come to the eShop. Created as a love letter to fans of the 8-bit era of gaming, the action platformer has been met by nearly universal critical acclaim and it's sold almost a quarter of a million copies. Not ones to let their...

First Impressions: Digging Up Details on Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

Digging Up Details on Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

Meanwhile, back at the ranch

Natsume always has a diverse catalog of games to show at E3, but the cream of each year's crop is undoubtedly Harvest Moon, the premier farm-life simulation series that's been offering players quiet pastoral pleasures since 1996. This year, after having just produced their first in-house Harvest Moon with last year's...

News: Nintendo Confirms Splatoon Tower Mode Release and Live Nintendo Treehouse Broadcast

Nintendo Confirms Splatoon Tower Mode Release and Live Nintendo Treehouse Broadcast

Jump on board, new stage may feature

Splatoon is the game that keeps giving, for free no less, and the latest major update has gone live to tidy up gameplay. More tangible content is also coming, though, with Nintendo confirming that the Tower Control mode will be joining Ranked Battles on 1st July. It'll launch at 7pm Pacific / 10pm Eastern in...

News: Natsume Promises a Return to Basics in Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

Natsume Promises a Return to Basics in Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

"We heard what our fans had to say”

With Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley receiving mixed reviews, it's no surprise that Natsume is trying to replicate more popular games from the series. The terra-forming won't be included within the new title Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories, as it is more of a throwback to retro titles in the series. In fact the...

Interview: Warren Spector on the State of Nintendo, His Future, and How Epic Mickey Annoyed Core Gamers

Warren Spector on the State of Nintendo, His Future, and How Epic Mickey Annoyed Core Gamers

"I'm kind of a Nintendo geek"

At this year's E3 event we had the opportunity to sit down with Warren Spector, one of the most respected names in game development. Be sure to check out the first part of this interview in which we discussed game choices, development leadership and Shigeru Miyamoto. In this second part, we tackle recent history and the...

Video: Shigeru Miyamoto Visits Jim Henson Studios

Shigeru Miyamoto Visits Jim Henson Studios

Like a kid in a candy store

Some of the most memorable parts of this year’s Nintendo Digital Event were the segments featuring the strangely familiar puppet recreations of the Japanese company's most famous figures. Shortly after the presentation, it was revealed the Jim Henson Company – the team behind The Muppets – was responsible for the...

News: This Legend of Zelda Quest Items Infographic Sure is Pretty

This Legend of Zelda Quest Items Infographic Sure is Pretty

The Oracle games didn't mess around

We often get sent infographics here at Nintendo Life, and will no doubt get bombarded with more as a consequence of sharing this particular example. Some are downright silly, such as placing values on Princess Peach's dress collection*, and as a result get ignored. Sometimes a genuinely nice example comes...

Reaction: The Concept of eShop 'Early Access' is Both Exciting and Slightly Terrifying

The Concept of eShop 'Early Access' is Both Exciting and Slightly Terrifying

Tom Whitehead thinks it would be the best of times, and the worst

Nintendo is rapidly disproving the suggestion that it's behind-the-curve or old fashioned in the download gaming space. Aspects of the company's decision-making remain cautious, but the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores have not only brought Nintendo up to speed with a number of modern...