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News: How Fire Emblem amiibo Interact with Fates

How Fire Emblem amiibo Interact with Fates

Memories of distant Battlefields...

In what likely comes as a surprise to absolutely nobody, Fire Emblem Fates comes with amiibo compatibility for figures from the series. One fun little twist, however, seems to be a solid nod to where these characters had been employed between installments. According to the folks at Siliconera, Robin, Lucina, Ike,...

News: Splatoon Amiibo Scheduled to be Restocked in Japan

Splatoon Amiibo Scheduled to be Restocked in Japan

Initially kid, then squid

Splatoon has undoubtedly been a huge success since release, with the game already shifting over 1 million sales worldwide. Much of the title's success has been in its native home of Japan, and those sales - coupled with the characteristically low stock of amiibo - resulted in the Splatoon amiibo vanishing fast from Japanese...

News: FreezeME, Coming to Wii U, Looks Rather Similar to Super Mario Galaxy

FreezeME, Coming to Wii U, Looks Rather Similar to Super Mario Galaxy

From indie dev Rainy Night Creations

There are plenty of new development studios that have chosen the Wii U eShop for their début release, and Rainy Night Creations is another with FreezeME, a 3D platformer that's still planned for the system despite a failed Kickstarter campaign earlier in the year. A couple of years in the works (a mix of part-...

News: The Square Enix Teases for Dragon Quest 3DS Localisations Ramp Up

The Square Enix Teases for Dragon Quest 3DS Localisations Ramp Up

Could it finally happen?

Dragon Quest is a franchise with a decent recent history on Nintendo portables, exemplified by the global release of Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies on 3DS. Since that time it's been a franchise - from a Nintendo fans' perspective - stuck in Japan, however, with a Dragon Quest VII re-release on 3DS in Spring...

News: Keiji Inafune's RED Ash: The Indelible Legend Off to a Strong Start on Kickstarter, but Wii U Version is Doubtful

Keiji Inafune's RED Ash: The Indelible Legend Off to a Strong Start on Kickstarter, but Wii U Version is Doubtful

Mega Man Legends veteran developers brought on board

As was promised in teases last week, Keiji Inafune and his Comcept team have launched Kickstarter campaigns for new projects, both a game and animation. RED Ash: The Indelible Legend is a sci-fi adventure with the aim of "immersing players in a freely explorable anime world." The game project is...

News: Yoshi's Woolly World and Splatoon Hang Tough in UK Charts

Yoshi's Woolly World and Splatoon Hang Tough in UK Charts

LEGO Jurassic Park on Wii U starts well

The UK chart results are in and, while Nintendo is hardly storming away at the top, it has some cause to be pleased. Some key titles are still shifting units, while a third-party effort's also had a reasonable start. Yoshi's Woolly World made its début in 4th place, and in its second week saw a 60% drop in...

Hands On: Blast Ball Brings Crude Button Mashing and is a Poor Advert for Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Blast Ball Brings Crude Button Mashing and is a Poor Advert for Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Tom and Anthony scratch their heads at Nintendo's Prime demo

Blast Ball had a peculiar reveal and presence in recent weeks. It first appeared in the Nintendo World Championships without Metroid branding, and was then revealed in the E3 Digital Event to be part of Metroid Prime: Federation Force, the divisive 3DS title in development by Next Level...

News: F-Zero 'Spiritual Successor' Kickstarter Makes Classic Crowdfunding Mistakes

F-Zero 'Spiritual Successor' Kickstarter Makes Classic Crowdfunding Mistakes

No video pitch, uses a Blue Falcon model that won't be in the game

F-Zero fans have had little to cheer them in recent times, thought the barnstorming - but brief - showing of FAST Racing NEO on the Nintendo Treehouse broadcast during E3 was a positive; it's not F-Zero and has its own style, but it is super fast futuristic racing that's looking...

News: Happy Independence Day / 4th of July / Random Saturday!

Happy Independence Day / 4th of July / Random Saturday!

Wherever you are, it's still a weekend

Today is a notable Holiday for Nintendo Life readers in the US, as it's Independence Day. Writing this as a Brit, your humble writer is pleased that bygones are bygones and that battles of the past are now blown away in a cacophony of fireworks. We're all winners. If you're not in the US, however, today's...

Feature: A Tale of Adventure and Totemic Chaos in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

A Tale of Adventure and Totemic Chaos in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Three brave heroes seek triumph

This is the tale of identical triplets living in a quiet, uninteresting corner of Hyrule, each with an earnest desire to escape and see the world. Their section of Hyrule isn't on the lavish maps produced in honour of their hero Link, but is off the edge and out of view. Not even smashing pots is much fun in their...

News: Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid State Of Affairs At Nintendo Software Technology

Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid State Of Affairs At Nintendo Software Technology

The game that humbled a studio

Project H.A.M.M.E.R. was supposed to be a Wii title which catered for the needs of serious gamers, thanks to its gritty setting and focus on intense destructive action. Developed by Nintendo Software Technology - the North American studio responsible for titles like Wave Race: Blue Storm, Metroid Prime: Hunters and...

News: The Man Who Found The SNES PlayStation Thinks It Will Probably Be Sold

The Man Who Found The SNES PlayStation Thinks It Will Probably Be Sold

"Sure my dad would think about selling it because he's pretty broke"

Yesterday we reported on the stunning news that a SNES PlayStation has been located in the wild. The existence of this almost-mythical machine was never in doubt - Sony released promotional images back in the early '90s - but it was believed that all of the prototypes were either...

News: Bill Trinen Will Compete at Evo 2015 as a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Competitor

Bill Trinen Will Compete at Evo 2015 as a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Competitor

"Just dipping a toe in the water"

We know that Nintendo Treehouse staff are serious gamers, and a former member of the club and now a well known Senior Product Marketing Manager at Nintendo of America is aiming to show his commitment to a favourite game. Bill Trinen, well known for his Nintendo Direct appearances and ongoing role as translator for...